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The transition from vegetative to reproductive growth in woody perennials involves pathways controlling flowering timing, bud dormancy and outgrowth in responses to seasonal cues. However little is known about the mechanism governing the adaptation of signaling pathways to environmental conditions in trees. Camellia azalea is a rare species in this genus(More)
The APETALA1/FRUITFUL (AP1/FUL) family genes encode MADS-box transcription factors, which are broadly involved in many aspects of floral development in higher plants. Gene duplication in the core eudicots has produced the euAP1 and euFUL clades. It remains unclear how the functional divergence of this gene family occurred. Camellia japonica is a famous(More)
Double flower domestication is of great value in ornamental plants and presents an excellent system to study the mechanism of morphological alterations by human selection. The classic ABC model provides a genetic framework underlying the control of floral organ identity and organogenesis from which key regulators have been identified and evaluated in many(More)
Ascorbate peroxidase (APX) acts indispensably in synthesizing L-ascorbate (AsA) which is pivotal to plant stress tolerance by detoxifying reactive oxygen species (ROS). Enhanced activity of APX has been shown to be a key step for genetic engineering of improving plant tolerance. However it needs a deeper understanding on the maintenance of cellular ROS(More)
Gibberellins (GAs) are plant hormones that control many aspects of plant growth and development. Gibberellin 2-oxidase plays an important role in determining the level of bioactive GAs. In this study, we isolated three GA2ox genes (ClGA2ox1-3) from Camellia lipoensis Chang et Xu. The results of a quantitative real-time reverse transcription polymerase chain(More)
Jatropha curcas L. is an excellent biofuel crop, which displays a high efficiency of carbon absorption, and seed oil of Jatropha can be efficiently processed to produce high-quality biodiesel. Plant phosphoenolpyruvate carboxylases (PEPCs) play important roles not only in initial fixation of atmospheric CO2 in C4 and Crassulacean acid metabolism (CAM)(More)
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