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Plants produce a variety of metabolites that have a critical role in growth and development. Here we present a comprehensive study of maize metabolism, combining genetic, metabolite and expression profiling methodologies to dissect the genetic basis of metabolic diversity in maize kernels. We quantify 983 metabolite features in 702 maize genotypes planted(More)
The postdomestication adaptation of maize to longer days required reduced photoperiod sensitivity to optimize flowering time. We performed a genome-wide association study and confirmed that ZmCCT, encoding a CCT domain-containing protein, is associated with the photoperiod response. In early-flowering maize we detected a CACTA-like transposable element (TE)(More)
Deciphering the influence of genetics on primary metabolism in plants will provide insights useful for genetic improvement and enhance our fundamental understanding of plant growth and development. Although maize (Zea mays) is a major crop for food and feed worldwide, the genetic architecture of its primary metabolism is largely unknown. Here, we use(More)
Unified Memory is an emerging technology which is supported by CUDA 6.X. Before CUDA 6.X, the existing CUDA programming model relies on programmers to explicitly manage data between CPU and GPU and hence increases programming complexity. CUDA 6.X provides a new technology which is called as Unified Memory to provide a new programming model that defines CPU(More)
INTRODUCTION Alcohol dependence is a complex disease caused by a confluence of environmental and genetic factors. Epigenetic mechanisms have been shown to play an important role in the pathogenesis of alcohol dependence. METHODS To determine if alterations in gene-specific methylation were associated with alcohol dependence, a genome-wide DNA methylation(More)
Genetic, epigenetic, and environmental factors influence the development of alcohol dependence (AD). Recent studies have shown that DNA methylation markers in peripheral blood may serve as risk markers for AD. Yet a genome-wide epigenomic approach investigating the role of DNA methylation in AD has yet to be performed. We conducted a population-based,(More)
A dwarf mutant, dwarf 62 (d62), was isolated from rice cultivar 93-11 by mutagenesis with γ-rays. Under normal growth conditions, the mutant had multiple abnormal phenotypes, such as dwarfism, wide and dark-green leaf blades, reduced tiller numbers, late and asynchronous heading, short roots, partial male sterility, etc. Genetic analysis indicated that the(More)
The glabrous leaf and hull (gl1) mutants were isolated from M(2) generation of indica cultivar 93-11. These mutants produced smooth leaves and hairless glumes under normal growth conditions. By analyzing through scanning electron microscope, it was revealed that the leaf trichomes, including macro and micro hairs, were deficient in these mutants. Genetic(More)
The (pro)renin receptor is a new molecular member of the renin–angiotensin system and participates in regulating many physiological and pathological processes. However, the role of (pro)renin receptor-mediated signaling pathways in myocardial ischemic/reperfusion injury remains unclear. In this study, we hypothesized that p38 mitogen-activated protein(More)