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Summary EgMYB2, a member of a new subgroup of the R2R3 MYB family of transcription factors, was cloned from a library consisting of RNA from differentiating Eucalyptus xylem. EgMYB2 maps to a unique locus on the Eucalyptus grandis linkage map and co-localizes with a quantitative trait locus (QTL) for lignin content. Recombinant EgMYB2 protein was able to(More)
Reproductive development in the Christmas rose (Helleborus niger L.) differs from that in commonly investigated model plants in two important aspects: (i) the perianth develops a photosynthetic system, after fertilization, and persists until seed ripening; and (ii) the ripe seed contains an immature embryo which continues to mature off the mother plant. The(More)
In many vascular plants, zygotic reproduction regularly alternates with different types of asexual reproduction, so embryos can develop not only from fertilized egg cells, but also from induced somatic cells through the process of somatic embryogenesis. Although somatic and zygotic embryogenesis are not directly correlated, their common features are(More)
When supplied as the sole nitrogen source, ammonium can induce somatic embryogenesis in some plant species, including pumpkin. To get an insight into the involvement of phytohormones in this adaptive developmental response to nitrogen availability, the status of endogenous abscisic acid (ABA), indole-3-acetic acid (IAA), and their conjugates was analyzed in(More)
Habituated embryogenic line of pumpkin contained more CKs and IAA, but less ABA than the non-habituated line. Pronounced hypomethylation correlated with the absence of 2,4-D, addition of 5-azaC, and the process of habituation. A comparative analysis between habituated and non-habituated embryogenic cultures of pumpkin (Cucurbita pepo L.) in relation to(More)
Extracellular proteins and glycoproteins secreted by ammonium- or auxin-induced somatic embryogenic cultures of pumpkin were analyzed. Despite an overall similarity in developmental characteristics between these embryogenic cultures, distinct expression patterns of extracellular proteins and glycoproteins were observed. Ammonium, when supplied as the sole(More)
Viroids of the genus Pospiviroid are able to induce diseases in a wide range of host plants including important crop species. Although occasional disease outbreaks of Potato spindle tuber viroid (PSTVd) and closely related pospiviroids have been reported in potato and tomato, recent studies found an increase in number of latent infections in ornamental(More)
Stress hormones, particularly jasmonic acid, influenced root growth, auxin levels, and transcription of auxin amidohydrolase BrIAR3 in Brassica rapa seedlings, while auxin conjugate synthetases BrGH3.1 and BrGH3.9 were down-regulated by all treatments. The influence of stress hormones: jasmonic acid (JA), salicylic acid (SA), and abscisic acid (ABA) on(More)
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