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A set of 184 recombinant inbred lines (RILs) derived from soybean vars. Kefeng No.1 × Nannong 1138-2 was used to construct a genetic linkage map. The two parents exhibit contrasting characteristics for most of the traits that were mapped. Using restricted fragment length polymorphisms (RFLPs), simple sequence repeats (SSRs) and expressed sequence tags(More)
We characterize one transcription factor of DRE-binding proteins (TaDREB1) that was isolated from a drought-induced cDNA library of wheat (Triticum aestivum L.). TaDREB1 contains one conserved EREBP/AP2 domain, and shows similarity with Arabidopsis thaliana DREB family members in both overall amino-acid sequences and the secondary structure arrangement(More)
A cDNA clone of a soybean gene encoding a proline-rich protein (PRP) was characterized and designated SbPRP (Soybean Proline-rich Protein). The SbPRP protein is a putative bimodular protein of 126 amino acids with a proline-rich domain and a hydrophobic cysteine-rich domain plus a signal peptide at the N terminal. Southern analysis indicates the presence of(More)
Differences in gene expression between salinity-stressed and normally grown rice seedlings were compared by using the differential display (DD) technique. One DD-derived cDNA clone was characterized as a partial sequence of the rice S-adenosylmethionine decarboxylase (SAMDC) gene by sequence analysis and a homology search of GenBank databases. The(More)
NTHK1 is a salt-inducible ethylene receptor gene in tobacco. Transgenic tobacco plants for this gene show reduced ethylene sensitivity. Using cDNA microarray analysis, we were able to identify those genes that have different expression levels between NTHK1 transgenic plants and wild-type plants under salt stress conditions. One of these, AtLecRK2, which(More)
Using the rice salt-tolerant mutant 20 as material, a cDNA library was constructed and two salt-inducible clones, SIR5.5 and SIR8.1, were isolated by differential screening. Homology analysis revealed that the two clones together constituted a chimeric rbcL which encoded a truncated large subunit of Rubisco with 337 amino-acids, plus 64 amino-acids of(More)
The full-length of a two-component gene NTHK1 (Nicotiana tabacum histidine kinase-l) was isolated from tobacco (N. tabacum var. Xanthi) using a previously obtained NTHK1 cDNA fragment as a probe. Sequence analysis revealed that NTHK1 shared high homology with LeETR4 from tomato and encoded an ethylene- receptor homolog. The predicted NTHK1 protein had a(More)
mRNA transcripts from salt-stressed and unstressed rice seedlings were detected by differential display to show alterations in abundance. One transcript, designated OsZFP1, was found to be significantly down-regulated by salt stress. OsZFP1 encodes a protein of 145 amino acids with three putative Cys2/Cys2-type zinc-finger domains. A homology search of(More)
PURPOSE To estimate the incidence of herpes zoster (HZ) and rates of post-zoster pain in both the total study population and separately in patients with selected conditions/treatments associated with altered immune function. METHODS The health administrative claims databases for commercially insured, Medicare, and Medicaid populations, together accounting(More)
A variant of Saccharomyces cerevisiae pep4 strain 20B12, with improved oligotrophic proliferation, cell survival and secretion of heterologous mouse α-amylase, is described. Previously we reported a procedure to enrich NI transformants that are not inhibited by cytotoxic expression of hepatitis B virus surface antigen in the secretion pathway of the(More)