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Insect Resistant Rice Generated by Introduction of a Modified δ-endotoxin Gene of Bacillus thuringiensis
As a first step towards development of insect resistant rice we have introduced a truncated δ-endotoxin gene, cryIA(b) of Bacillus thuringiensis (B.t.) which has specific biological activity againstExpand
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Granule-bound starch synthase I is responsible for biosynthesis of extra-long unit chains of amylopectin in rice.
A rice Wx gene encoding a granule-bound starch synthase I (GBSSI) was introduced into the null-mutant waxy (wx) rice, and its effect on endosperm starches was examined. The apparent amylose contentExpand
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Involvement of α-Amylase I-1 in Starch Degradation in Rice Chloroplasts
: To determine the role of alpha-amylase isoform I-1 in the degradation of starch in rice leaf chloroplasts, we generated a series of transgenic rice plants with suppressed expression orExpand
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Insect‐resistant rice generated by introduction of a modified δ‐endotoxin gene of Bacillus thuringiensis
Insect pests cause severe damage to rice production in many regions of the world. As a first step towards development of insect‐resistant rice, we introduced into japonica rice a truncatedExpand
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Transposon tagging in rice
To develop an efficient gene isolation method for rice we introduced the maize Ac/Ds system into rice. Extensive analysis of their behavior in rice for several generations indicated that Ac and Ds inExpand
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Involvement of alpha-amylase I-1 in starch degradation in rice chloroplasts.
To determine the role of alpha-amylase isoform I-1 in the degradation of starch in rice leaf chloroplasts, we generated a series of transgenic rice plants with suppressed expression or overexpressionExpand
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Molecular cloning of Brassica rapa nitrilases and their expression during clubroot development.
SUMMARY Three isoforms of nitrilase were cloned from turnip, Brassica rapa L., and their expression during clubroot development caused by Plasmodiophora brassicae was investigated. The isoforms wereExpand
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Golgi/plastid‐type manganese superoxide dismutase involved in heat‐stress tolerance during grain filling of rice
Summary Superoxide dismutase (SOD) is widely assumed to play a role in the detoxification of reactive oxygen species caused by environmental stresses. We found a characteristic expression ofExpand
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Nucleotide Pyrophosphatase/Phosphodiesterase 1 Exerts a Negative Effect on Starch Accumulation and Growth in Rice Seedlings under High Temperature and CO2 Concentration Conditions
Nucleotide pyrophosphatase/phosphodiesterase (NPP) is a widely distributed enzymatic activity occurring in both plants and mammals that catalyzes the hydrolytic breakdown of the pyrophosphate andExpand
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