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Ramie (Boehmeria nivea L. Gaud), commonly known as China grass, is a perennial bast fiber plant of the Urticaceae. In China, ramie farming, industry, and trade provide income for about five million people. Drought stress severely affects ramie stem growth and causes a dramatic decrease in ramie fiber production. There is a need to enhance ramie's tolerance(More)
In vitro organogenesis, one of the most common pathways leading to in vitro plant regeneration, is widely used in biotechnology and the fundamental study of plant biology. Although previous studies have constructed a complex regulatory network model for Arabidopsis in vitro organogenesis, no related study has been reported in ramie. To generate more(More)
In this study, leaf midribs, the elite explants, were used for the first time to develop an efficient regeneration and transformation protocol for ramie [Boehmeria nivea (L.) Gaud.] via Agrobacterium-mediated genetic transformation. Sensitivity of leaf midribs regeneration to kanamycin was evaluated, which showed that 40 mg l−1 was the optimal concentration(More)
It is predicted that CMOS technology will probably enter into 22 nm node around 2012. Scaling of CMOS logic technology from 32 to 22 nm node meets more critical issues and needs some significant changes of the technology, as well as integration of the advanced processes. This paper will review the key processing technologies which can be potentially(More)
Ramie (Boehmeria nivea L.), popularly known as “China grass”, is one of the oldest crops in China and the second most important fiber crop in terms of area sown. Ramie fiber, extracted from the plant bast, is important in the textile industry. However, the molecular mechanism of ramie fiber development remains unknown. A whole sequencing run was performed(More)
Transgenic technology is probably the best way to improve crops when traditional breeding is not feasible. Ramie is one such plant because the heterozygote complicates breeding efforts. This study is the first to report the successful production of transgenic ramie plants which is tolerant to drought and salt stress. In this study, the stress responsive(More)
The maize β-glucosidase (ZmGLU1) hydrolyzes cytokinin-conjugates for releasing active cytokinins and thus plays important roles in cytokinin regulatory processes. ZmGLU1 belongs to glycosyl hydrolases 1 (GH1) gene family with a large number of members, and the gene function of other homologs remains to be investigated. In this study, 47 Arabidopsis, 34(More)
In this study, we conducted the first isobaric tags for relative and absolute quantitation (isobaric tags for relative and absolute quantitation (iTRAQ))-based comparative proteomic analysis of ramie plantlets after 0 (minor drought stress), 24 (moderate drought stress), and 72 h (severe drought stress) of treatment with 15% (w/v) poly (ethylene glycol)6000(More)
The WUSCHEL-related homeobox (WOX) gene family is a hotspot for diverse functions in development biology. Recently available whole-genome sequences allowed a more comprehensive analysis of WOX genes in watermelon (Citrullus lanatus). The results of this study provide a genomic framework for further research of watermelon WOX genes and contribute to(More)