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Artificial aphid infestation experiments on the three chrysanthemum cultivars 'Keiun', 'Han6' and 'Jinba' showed that the three cultivars vary markedly in their resistance. Of the three cultivars, the most resistant ('Keiun') produced the longest, highest and densest trichomes, the largest and fullest gland cells, and the most wax on the lower leaf(More)
In order to reveal the causes of low seed set in the intergeneric cross between Chrysanthemum grandiflorum (Ramat.) Kitam. ‘Zhongshanjingui’ (female parent) and Ajania przewalskii Poljak. (male parent), we systematically investigated megasporogenesis and megagametogenesis of female parents, pollen germinability of male parents, pollen–pistil interaction and(More)
The expressed sequence tags (ESTs) described in this report were obtained from the inflorescence of chrysanthemum. A complementary DNA (cDNA) library was constructed from the inflorescence of the anemone-type chrysanthemum ‘Zhongshanzigui’. In total, 7,307 cDNA clones were sequenced, representing 4,563 unique sequences and consisting of 3,567 singletons and(More)
BACKGROUND Simple sequence repeats (SSRs) are ubiquitous in eukaryotic genomes. Chrysanthemum is one of the largest genera in the Asteraceae family. Only few Chrysanthemum expressed sequence tag (EST) sequences have been acquired to date, so the number of available EST-SSR markers is very low. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS Illumina paired-end sequencing(More)
The lateral suppressor-like gene DgLsL was transformed by agroinfection into chrysanthemum in both the sense and antisense directions. Sense transformants branched more profusely than the wild-type nontransformant, while branching in the antisense transformants was significantly suppressed. An analysis of DgLsL transcript abundance in the shoot tips(More)
Aphids represent the most destructive of chrysanthemum pests to cultivation. Reliable variety sources of resistance and control methods are limited, so development of highly resistant breeding lines is desirable. An intergeneric hybrid between Dendranthema morifolium (chrysanthemum) variety ‘Zhongshanjingui’ and Artemisia vulgaris (mugwort) ‘Variegata’ was(More)
Heat shock proteins are associated with protection against various abiotic stresses. Here, the isolation of a chrysanthemum cDNA belonging to the HSP70 family is reported. The cDNA, designated CgHSP70, encodes a 647-residue polypeptide, of estimated molecular mass 70.90 kDa and pI 5.12. A sub-cellular localization assay indicated that the cDNA product is(More)
Knowledge on genes related to plant responses to adverse growth conditions and development is essential for germplasm improvement. In this study, a chrysanthemum R2R3-MYB transcription factor gene, designated CmMYB2 (GenBank accession No. JF795918), was cloned and functionally characterized. Expression of CmMYB2 in chrysanthemum leaves was up-regulated in(More)
Quantitative real-time PCR (RT-qPCR) is a reliable method for assessing gene expression, provided that suitable reference genes are included to normalize the data. The stability of expression of eight potential reference genes, namely, tubulin (alpha-2,4 tubulin), actin, EF1 α (elongation factor 1 α), UBC (ubiquitin C), GAPDH (glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate(More)
ICE (Inducer of CBF Expression) family genes play an important role in the regulation of cold tolerance pathways. In an earlier study, we isolated the gene CdICE1 from Chrysanthemum dichrum and demonstrated that freezing tolerance was enhanced by CdICE1 overexpression. Therefore, we sought to determine the mechanism by which ICE1 family genes participate in(More)