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A full-length cDNA of an acyl-acyl carrier protein (ACP) thioesterase (TE) (EC, named JcFATB1, was isolated from the woody oil plant Jatropha curcas L. The deduced amino acid sequence of the cDNA shares about 78% identity with FATB TEs, but only about 33% identity with FATA TEs from other plants. The deduced sequence also contains two essential(More)
Vernalization-induced flowering is a cold-relevant adaptation in many species, but little is known about the genetic basis behind in Orchidaceae species. Here, we reported a collection of 15017 expressed sequence tags (ESTs) from the vernalized axillary buds of an Orchidaceae species, Dendrobium nobile, which were assembled for 9616 unique gene clusters.(More)
A cDNA clone encoding a putative beta-ketoacyl-acyl carrier protein (ACP) synthase III (KAS III) was isolated from Jatropha curcas L., a woody oil plant. The cDNA clone (named JcKAS III) contained a 1203-bp open reading frame coding for 400 amino acids with a predicted molecular mass of about 42 kDa. The deduced amino acid sequence of the cDNA clone shares(More)
Transgenic torenia plants were obtained using the selectable marker gene phosphomannose isomerase (manA), which encodes the enzyme phosphomannose isomerase (PMI) to enable selection of transformed cells on media containing mannose. We found that shoot organogenesis in torenia leaf explants was effectively suppressed on medium supplemented with mannose,(More)
RecQ helicase is a key component in the RecF pathway of Escherichia coli for initiation of homologous recombination. Here, we demonstrate that transient expression of RecQ gene in rice embryogenic cell increases the homologous recombination efficiency as much as 4-fold. Further experiments reveal that this effect is influenced by the RecQ dosage. Stable(More)
Thellungiella halophila is a salt-tolerant close relative of Arabidopsis, which is adopted as a halophytic model for stress tolerance research. We established an Agrobacterium tumefaciens-mediated transformation procedure for T. halophila. Leaf explants of T. halophila were incubated with A. tumefaciens strain EHA105 containing a binary vector pCAMBIA1301(More)
Dehydration-responsive element binding (DREB) proteins are a subfamily of AP2/ERF transcription factors that have been shown to improve tolerance to osmotic stresses in plants. To improve the osmotic stress tolerance of paper mulberry (Broussonetia papyrifera L. Vent), an economically important tree, we transformed it with a plasmid carrying tall fescue(More)
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