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Tomato juice waste was hydrolyzed with acid. Tomato juice waste (500 g; wet weight) was heated with 0.5 N HCl (2.5 l) at 70 degrees C for 4 h. After neutralization, the growth-promoting extracts (300 g; dry weight) in the plants were produced from the tomato waste. The acid extract significantly promoted the growth of cockscomb (Celosia argentea L.) and(More)
Two strains of Pseudomonas sp., Os17 and St29, were newly isolated from the rhizosphere of rice and potato, respectively, by screening for 2,4-diacetylphloroglucinol producers. These strains were found to be the same species and were the closest to but different from Pseudomonas protegens among the sequenced pseudomonads, based on 16S ribosomal RNA gene and(More)
The role of myrosinase (beta-thioglucoside glucohydrolase, EC in the phototropic response in radish hypocotyls was investigated. Unilateral illumination with blue light abruptly up-regulated the activity of myrosinase, which releases bioactive 4-methylthio-3-butenyl isothiocyanate (MTBI) from inactive 4-methylthio-3-butenyl glucosinolate (MTBG), in(More)
Raphanusanin is a light-induced growth inhibitor involved in inhibition of hypocotyl growth in response to unilateral blue light illumination in radish seedlings. To understand better the role of raphanusanin in growth inhibition, we randomly analyzed raphanusanin-induced genes using a modified DD-RT-PCR (differential display RT-PCR) approach. The(More)
BACKGROUND Raphanusanin (Ra) is a light-induced growth inhibitor involved in the inhibition of hypocotyl growth in response to unilateral blue-light illumination in radish seedlings. Knowledge of the roles of Ra still remains elusive. To understand the roles of Ra and its functional coupling to light signalling, we constructed the Ra-induced gene library(More)
We previously detected infection-promoting activity in the supernatant of the conidial suspension (SCS) of the rice blast fungus. In the present study, a molecule carrying the activity was purified and identified as 2'-deoxyuridine (dU). The infection-promoting activity of dU was strictly dependent on its chemical structure and displayed characteristics(More)
The changes in length on the two opposite sides of etiolated radish (Raphanus sativus) hypocotyls prior to, and following gravitropic stimulation, were measured using an infrared-imaging system. It was observed that the growth suppression on the upper side began first at least 10 min after the onset of gravitropic stimulation, and after 30 min the(More)
Plant growth inhibitory alkaloids were isolated from the extract of mesquite [Prosopis juliflora (Sw.) DC.] leaves. Their chemical structures were established by ESI-MS, 1H and 13C NMR spectra analysis. The I50 value (concentration required for 50% inhibition of control) for root growth of cress (Lepidium sativum L.) seedlings was 400 microM for(More)
In Pseudomonas fluorescens CHA0 and other fluorescent pseudomonads, the Gac/Rsm signal transduction pathway is instrumental for secondary metabolism and biocontrol of root pathogens via the expression of regulatory small RNAs (sRNAs). Furthermore, in strain CHA0, an imbalance in the Krebs cycle can affect the strain's ability to produce extracellular(More)
A lateral bud growth inhibitor was isolated from etiolated pea seedlings and identified as indole-3-aldehyde. The indole-3-aldehyde content was significantly higher in the diffusates from explants with apical bud and indole-3-acetic acid treated decapitated explants, in which apical dominance is maintained, than in those from decapitated ones releasing(More)