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Vegetative growth and reproductive growth strongly competes with each other during panicle development in litchi (Litchi chinensis Sonn.). We herein investigated the roles of hydrogen peroxide and nitric oxide in the competition between growth of rudimentary leaves and panicle development. The results show that the chilling-induced flowering increased H2O2(More)
Apparent age estimation from face image has attracted more and more attentions as it is favorable in some real-world applications. In this work, we propose an end-to-end learning approach for robust apparent age estimation, named by us AgeNet. Specifically, we address the apparent age estimation problem by fusing two kinds of models, i.e., real-value based(More)
The common vetch (Vicia sativa subsp. sativa), a self-pollinating and diploid species, is one of the most important annual legumes in the world due to its short growth period, high nutritional value, and multiple usages as hay, grain, silage, and green manure. The available simple sequence repeat (SSR) markers for common vetch, however, are insufficient to(More)
In our previous study, PevD1 was characterized as a novel protein elicitor produced by Verticillium dahliae inducing hypersensitive response (HR) and systemic acquired resistance (SAR) in tobacco plants; however, the detailed mechanisms of PevD1's elicitor activity remain unclear. In this study, five mutant fragments of PevD1 were generated by polymerase(More)
Transcription factors (TFs) are critical adaptor molecules that regulate many plant processes by controlling gene expression. The recent increase in the availability of TF data has made TFs a valuable resource for genic functional microsatellite marker development. In the present study, we developed TF gene-derived microsatellite (TFGM) markers for Medicago(More)
—To investigate the effect of microwave emitted by mobile phones on the rat central nervous system (CNS), in vitro cultured cortical neuronal cells and in vivo rat's brain were exposed to the electromagnetic waves emitted by a microwave transmitter that mimics the working frequency of mobile phones. Trypan blue staining and terminal deoxynucleotidy(More)
Litchi (Litchi chinensis Sonn.) is an important tropical and subtropical evergreen woody fruit tree, and it has been shown that nitric oxide (NO) could promote litchi flowering. NO responsive genes of litchi (cv. Nuomici) primordia were identified through a suppression subtractive hybridization (SSH) library screen. We obtained 1 563 expressed sequences(More)
GDP-mannose 3′, 5′-epimerase (GME) catalyses the conversion of GDP-d-mannose to GDP-l-galactose, an important step in the ascorbic acid (ascorbic acid) biosynthetic pathway in higher plants. In this study, a novel cDNA fragment (MsGME) encoding a GME protein was isolated and characterised from alfalfa (Medicago sativa). An expression analysis confirmed that(More)
Our studies indicate a potential important elicitor candidate which can aid in the fight against a worldwide disease, rice blast. In this study, we report the purification, identification, characterization, and gene cloning of a novel hypersensitive response-inducing protein elicitor (MoHrip2) secreted from an important pathogenic fungus, Magnaporthe(More)
We studied the genome-wide multiple time-course transcriptome dynamics after saliva deposition in alfalfa and demonstrate that saliva deposition functions as a stress that negatively affects the regrowth of alfalfa. Saliva deposition is one of the key factors influencing plant-herbivore interactions during grazing. Although many studies have focused on the(More)