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Exposure of Arabidopsis to low temperatures results in cold acclimation where freezing tolerance is enhanced. To achieve a wider view of the role of transcriptome to biochemical changes that occur during cold acclimation, analyses of concurrent transcript and metabolite changes during cold acclimation was performed revealing the dynamics of selected(More)
A new natural derivative of the sulfated guanidinium zwitterionic toxin cylindrospermopsin, 7-epi-cylindrospermopsin, was recently isolated from the cyanobacterium Aphanizomenon ovalisporum (Forti). The toxicity of the molecule (LD50 ip 5 d), estimated by mouse bioassay, was 200 microg/kg mouse, a value similar to that of cylindrospermopsin. Treatment of(More)
Leaf senescence is a programmed developmental process governed by various endogenous and exogenous factors, such as the plant developmental stage, leaf age, phytohormone levels, darkness, and exposure to stresses. It was found that, in addition to its well-documented role in the enhancement of plant frost tolerance, overexpression of the(More)
The marketing of organic citrus fruit has markedly increased during the last few years. However, these fruits are not treated with chemical fungicides and suffer from relatively high rates of decay. In this study, we examined the possible use of a new hot water brushing (HWB) treatment, to disinfect the fruits and reduce decay development during postharvest(More)
A pre-storage conditioning (CD) treatment of 16 degrees C for 7 d enhanced chilling tolerance of grapefruit and reduced the development of chilling injuries during storage at 5 degrees C. To gain a better understanding of the molecular mechanisms involved in the responses of citrus fruit to low temperatures, we performed genome-wide transcriptional(More)
β-Aminobutyric acid (BABA), an inducer of pathogen resistance in plants, induced disease resistance in reproductive parts of the plant, such as grapefruit peel tissue. Application of BABA to specific wound sites on the fruit peel surface induced resistance to Penicillium digitatum, the main postharvest pathogen of citrus fruit, in a concentration-dependent(More)
Multiuser MIMO (MU-MIMO) is a new technology adopted in IEEE 802.11ac for enhancing downlink throughput. 802.11ac has an explicit feedback mechanism that enables very high quality channel feedback to be provided to the transmitter, but the overhead can be quite substantial. We propose a differential feedback method that significantly reduces this overhead(More)
The yeast SKP1 gene and its human homolog p19 skp1 encode a kinetochore protein required for cell cycle progression at both the DNA synthesis and mitosis phases of the cell cycle. In orchids we identified a cDNA (O108) that is expressed in early stages of ovule development and is homologous to the yeast SKP1. Based on the orchid O108 cDNA clone, we(More)
CBF1-3 (C-repeat binding factors) are transcriptional activators governing plant responses to low temperatures. Overexpression of CBF1-3 genes enhances plant frost tolerance, but also causes various pleiotropic effects regarding plant growth and development, mainly growth retardation, and delay of flowering and senescence. In a recent study, we reported(More)
Department of Postharvest Science of Fresh Produce, Agricultural Research Organization, the Volcani Center, PO Box 6, Bet Dagan 50250, Israel The Kennedy-Leigh Centre for Horticultural Research, Institute for Plant Sciences and Genetics, Faculty of Agricultural, Food and Environmental Quality Sciences, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Rehovot 76100,(More)