Tuanjie Zhao

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Determining mitochondrial genomes is important for elucidating vital activities of seed plants. Mitochondrial genomes are specific to each plant species because of their variable size, complex structures and patterns of gene losses and gains during evolution. This complexity has made research on the soybean mitochondrial genome difficult compared with its(More)
The MADS-box transcription factors play fundamental roles in reproductive developmental control. Although the roles of many plant MADS-box proteins have been extensively studied, there are almost no functional studies of them in soybean, an important protein and oil crop in the world. In addition, the MADS-box protein orthologs may have species-specific(More)
Chromosome segment substitution line (CSSL) population is potential in precisely detecting and pyramiding genes/QTL/segments due to the genetic background noise removed. To exploit and utilize the favorable wild alleles, a CSSL population with 151 lines (SojaCSSLP1) was generated using a wild soybean (Glycine soja Sieb. et Zucc.) N24852 as donor parent and(More)
Annual wild soybean (Glycine soja Sieb. and Zucc.), the wild progenitor of the cultivated soybean [Glycine max (L.) Merr.], is valuable for improving the later. The construction of a linkage map is crucial for studying the genetic differentiation between these species, but marker density is the main factor limiting the accuracy of such a map. Recent(More)
Phytophthora sojae is an oomycete soil-borne plant pathogen that causes the serious disease Phytophthora root rot in soybean, leading to great loss of soybean production every year. Understanding the genetic basis of this plant–pathogen interaction is important to improve soybean disease resistance. To discover genes or QTLs underlying naturally occurring(More)
Experimental error control is very important in quantitative trait locus (QTL) mapping. Although numerous statistical methods have been developed for QTL mapping, a QTL detection model based on an appropriate experimental design that emphasizes error control has not been developed. Lattice design is very suitable for experiments with large sample sizes,(More)
RBR (RING1-IBR-RING2) proteins play an important role in protein ubiquitination and are involved in many cellular processes. Recent studies showed plant RBR genes were induced by abiotic and biotic stresses. However, detailed studies on RBR genes in the important oil crop, soybean (Glycine max (L.) Merr.), is still lacking. Here we performed a genome-wide(More)
Ariadne (ARI) subfamily of RBR (Ring Between Ring fingers) proteins have been found as a group of putative E3 ubiquitin ligases containing RING (Really Interesting New Gene) finger domains in fruitfly, mouse, human and Arabidopsis. Recent studies showed several RING-type E3 ubiquitin ligases play important roles in plant response to abiotic stresses, but(More)
Common cutworm (CCW; Spodoptera litura Fabricius) is a major leaf-feeding pest in Asia. The focus of this study was to explore the genetic mechanism for resistance to CCW in terms of antibiosis and antixenosis through mapping QTL (Quantitative trait locus/loci) in soybean using two recombinant inbred line populations. Larva weight (LW) and pupa weight (PW)(More)