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SNP discovery via 454 transcriptome sequencing
A massively parallel pyro-sequencing technology commercialized by 454 Life Sciences Corporation was used to sequence the transcriptomes of shoot apical meristems isolated from two inbred lines ofExpand
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Carotenoid metabolism in plants.
Carotenoids are mostly C40 terpenoids, a class of hydrocarbons that participate in various biological processes in plants, such as photosynthesis, photomorphogenesis, photoprotection, andExpand
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Effect of the cauliflower Or transgene on carotenoid accumulation and chromoplast formation in transgenic potato tubers.
Transgenic plants have facilitated our understanding of the functional roles of genes and the metabolic processes affected in plants. Recently, the Or gene was isolated from an orange cauliflowerExpand
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Arabidopsis OR proteins are the major posttranscriptional regulators of phytoene synthase in controlling carotenoid biosynthesis
Significance Carotenoids are indispensable to plants and humans. Despite significant achievements in carotenoid research, we still lack the fundamental knowledge of the regulatory mechanismsExpand
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Gene discovery and annotation using LCM-454 transcriptome sequencing.
454 DNA sequencing technology achieves significant throughput relative to traditional approaches. More than 261,000 ESTs were generated by 454 Life Sciences from cDNA isolated using laser captureExpand
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A novel gene mutation that confers abnormal patterns of beta-carotene accumulation in cauliflower (Brassica oleracea var. botrytis).
The Or gene of cauliflower (Brassica oleracea var. botrytis) causes many tissues of the plant to accumulate carotenoids and turn orange, which is suggestive of a perturbation of the normal regulationExpand
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Carotenoid Metabolism in Plants: The Role of Plastids.
Carotenoids are indispensable to plants and critical in human diets. Plastids are the organelles for carotenoid biosynthesis and storage in plant cells. They exist in various types, which includeExpand
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A brassinolide-suppressed rice MADS-box transcription factor, OsMDP1, has a negative regulatory role in BR signaling.
The MADS-box transcription factor-encoding genes are expressed mainly during plant reproductive development, where they play important roles in controlling floral organ initiation and identity. FewExpand
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Quantitative Trait Loci Analysis of Endosperm Color and Carotenoid Content in Sorghum Grain
Vitamin A defi ciency affects approximately 250 million people in semiarid regions of Africa and Asia, where sorghum (Sorghum bicolor Moench) is a major staple crop. Yellow endosperm sorghums containExpand
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Analyses of maize embryo invasion by Sugarcane mosaic virus
Maize seeds from a susceptible inbred line Mo17 to Sugarcane mosaic virus (SCMV) were investigated for seed transmission of thevirus. Seed grow-out tests indicated that the average infectionExpand
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