Shaohui Yang

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Leucine-rich repeat receptor-like kinases (LRR-RLKs) comprise the largest group within the receptor-like kinase (RLK) superfamily in plants. This gene family plays critical and diverse roles in plant growth, development and stress response. Although the LRR-RLK families in Arabidopsis and rice have been previously analyzed, no comprehensive studies have(More)
As the largest subfamily of receptor-like kinases (RLKs), leucine-rich repeat receptor-like kinases (LRR-RLKs) regulate the growth, development, and stress responses of plants. Through a reiterative process of sequence analysis and re-annotation, 234 LRR-RLK genes were identified in the genome of tomato (Solanum lycopersicum) 'Heinz 1706', which were(More)
We introduce several novel word features for keyword extraction and headline generation. These new word features are derived according to the background knowledge of a document as supplied by Wikipedia. Given a document, to acquire its background knowledge from Wikipedia, we first generate a query for searching the Wikipedia corpus based on the key facts(More)
The phytohormone auxin is an essential mediator in many aspects of plant development. Its dynamic and differential distribution within the plant is regulated by a variety of environmental cues including heavy metal stimuli. In the present study, we first evaluated the toxic effects of seven heavy metals including Pb2+, Cd2+, Hg2+, Ni2+. Zn2+, Co2+ and Cu2+(More)
Phytases release inorganic phosphates from phytate in soil. A gene encoding phytase (AfPhyA) was isolated from Aspergillus ficuum and its ability to degrade phytase and release phosphate was demonstrated in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. A promoter from the Arabidopsis Pky10 gene and the carrot extensin signal peptide were used to drive the root-specific and(More)
The expression of a microbial phytase in transgenic plants may create a new biochemical pathway that mobilizes its endogenous phytate and release inorganic phosphate from it, so that more phosphorus is available for plant growth. In this study, transgenic soybean plants were generated via both Agrobacterium transformation and pollen tube pathway with the(More)
Among 50 CLE gene family members in the Populus trichocarpa genome, three and six PtCLE genes encode a CLE motif sequence highly homologous to Arabidopsis CLV3 and TDIF peptides, respectively, which potentially make them functional equivalents. To test and compare their biological activity, we first chemically synthesized each dodecapeptide and analysed(More)
Wounding- and herbivore-inducible proteins are potential resources to enhance the resistance to insect pests in transgenic plants. In order to analyze the effects of four such highly inducible genes of Populus, two genes encoding trypsin inhibitors (PtdKTI5 from hybrid poplar, Populus trichocarpa × P. deltoides and PtKTI2 from trembling aspen, Populus(More)
Four highly inducible genes of poplar trees, PtdKTI5, PtdWIN4, PtdPOP3 from hybrid poplar (Populus trichocarpa × P. deltoides) and PtKTI2 from trembling aspen (Populus tremuloides Michx.) have been individually transformed into Arabidopsis thaliana for overexpression. High transcriptional level of each transgene in transgenic Arabidopsis lines was confirmed(More)
Containing both AP2 domain and B3 domain, RAV (Related to ABI3/VP1) transcription factors are involved in diverse functions in higher plants. A total of eight TsRAV genes were isolated from the genome of Thellungiella salsuginea and could be divided into two groups (A- and B-group) based on their sequence similarity. The mRNA abundance of all Thellungiella(More)