Mingxun Chen

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Seed oil production in oilseed rape is greatly affected by the temperature during seed maturation. However, the molecular mechanism of the interaction between genotype and temperature in seed maturation remains largely unknown. We developed two near-isogenic lines (NIL-9 and NIL-1), differing mainly at a QTL region influencing oil content on Brassica napus(More)
Yellow-seeded (YS) rapeseed varieties have attracted considerable interests from cultivators because of their thin seed coat and high seed oil content. However, compared with black-seeded (BS) rapeseed, little is known about the response of YS rapeseed to abiotic stresses. In this study, we characterized the cellular structures of YS varieties and BS(More)
The MYB family of transcription factors is important in regulatory networks controlling development, metabolism and responses to biotic and abiotic stresses in Arabidopsis. However, their role in regulating fatty acid accumulation in seeds is still largely unclear. Here, we found that MYB76, localized in the nucleus, was predominantly expressed in(More)
Previous studies have revealed that a basic helix–loop–helix domain transcription factor AtTT8 is not only involved in biosynthesis of anthocyanins and proanthocyanidins, but also regulates seed development and oil biosynthesis in Arabidopsis. However, the functions of BnTT8 in accumulation of seed storage reserves and seedling establishment remain largely(More)
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