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The formation and development of maize kernel is a complex dynamic physiological and biochemical process that involves the temporal and spatial expression of many proteins and the regulation of metabolic pathways. In this study, the protein profiles of the endosperm and pericarp at three important developmental stages were analyzed by isobaric tags for(More)
Actin-depolymerizing factors (ADFs) are the members of actin-binding proteins, which play pivotal roles in various cellular processes in plant cells. In this study, we isolated an ADF gene ZmADF3 from the kernels of a popcorn inbred N04. This gene had a 417 bp open reading frame (ORF) which encoded for 139 amino acids. Phylogenetic analysis showed that(More)
ADP-ribosylation factors (ARFs) are small GTP-binding proteins that regulate a wide variety of cell functions. Previously, we isolated a new ARF, ZmArf2, from maize (Zea mays). Sequence and expression characteristics indicated that ZmArf2 might play a critical role in the early stages of endosperm development. In this study, we investigated ZmArf2 function(More)
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