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Wounding plant tissues initiates large-scale changes in transcription coupled to growth arrest, allowing resource diversion for defense. These processes are mediated in large part by the potent lipid regulator jasmonic acid (JA). Genes selected from a list of wound-inducible transcripts regulated by the jasmonate pathway were overexpressed in Arabidopsis(More)
Here, multiple functions of jasmonic acid (JA) in maize (Zea mays) are revealed by comprehensive analyses of JA-deficient mutants of the two oxo-phytodienoate reductase genes, OPR7 and OPR8. Single mutants produce wild-type levels of JA in most tissues, but the double mutant opr7 opr8 has dramatically reduced JA in all organs tested. opr7 opr8 displayed(More)
A cDNA named DlMADS8 was isolated from the young spikelets of the sweet bamboo, Dendrocalamus latiflorus by rapid amplification of cDNA end (RACE). DNA sequence analysis showed that DlMADS8 was composed of full ORF and 3'UTR, but without 5'UTR. The cDNA contained 1059 nucleotides and encoded a putative protein of 244 amino acid residues. The gene displayed(More)
It is well-known from the model dicotyledonous plants, Arabidopsis and tomato, that jasmonates (JAs) act as defense hormones in planta due to their potent ability to mediate defensive responses against insect/pathogen attacks or harsh environmental conditions. JA is also required for various developmental processes such as male fertility, seed maturation,(More)
Although aerobic methane (CH4) release from plants leads to an intense scientific and public controversy in the recent years, the potential functions of endogenous CH4 production in plants are still largely unknown. Here, we reported that polyethylene glycol (PEG)-induced osmotic stress significantly increased CH4 production and soluble sugar contents in(More)
Yuanxin Yan,a Shawn Christensen,a Tom Isakeit,a Jürgen Engelberth,b Robert Meeley,c Allison Hayward,d R.J. Neil Emery,d and Michael V. Kolomietsa,1 a Department of Plant Pathology and Microbiology, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas 77843 bDepartment of Biology, University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas 78249 c Pioneer–a DuPont(More)
© 2013 Kolomiets et al., licensee InTech. This is an open access chapter distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. Jasmonate Biosynthesis, Perception and(More)
Maize (Zea mays L.) lipoxygenases (ZmLOXs) are well recognized as important players in plant defense against pathogens, especially in cross kingdom lipid communication with pathogenic fungi. This study is among the first to investigate genetic diversity at important gene paralogs ZmLOX4 and ZmLOX5. Sequencing of these genes in 400 diverse maize lines showed(More)
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