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Blueberry (Vaccinium spp.) is an important small fruit crop rich in antioxidants. However, tissue-specific transcriptome and genomic data in public databases are not sufficient for an understanding of the molecular mechanisms associated with antioxidants, especially the biosynthesis of anthocyanins. Here, we obtained more than 64 million sequencing reads(More)
Safflower (Carthamus tinctorius L.) is one of the most important crop plants that has been utilized for production of oleosins. miRNAs (microRNAs) are a class of small and non-coding RNAs that negatively regulate gene expression at post-transcriptional level thus playing a role in plant growth, development, and stress response. In this study,(More)
BACKGROUND Plants involved in highly complex and well-coordinated systems have evolved a considerable degree of developmental plasticity, thus minimizing the damage caused by stress. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) have recently emerged as key regulators in gene regulation, developmental processes and stress tolerance in plants. RESULTS In this study, soybean miRNAs(More)
BACKGROUND Leymus chinensis (Trin.) Tzvel. is a high saline-alkaline tolerant forage grass genus of the tribe Gramineae family, which also plays an important role in protection of natural environment. To date, little is known about the saline-alkaline tolerance of L. chinensis on the molecular level. To better understand the molecular mechanism of(More)
Salt, saline-alkali conditions, and drought are major environmental factors limiting plant growth and productivity. The vacuolar H(+)-translocating inorganic pyrophosphatase (V-H(+)-PPase) is an electrogenic proton pump that translocates protons into vacuoles in plant cells. Expression of V-H(+)-PPase increases in plants under a number of abiotic stresses,(More)
Leymus chinensis (Trin.) Tzvel. is a perennial rhizome grass of the Poaceae (also called Gramineae) family, which adapts well to drought, saline and alkaline conditions. However, little is known about the stress tolerance of L. chinensis at the molecular level. microRNAs (miRNAs) are known to play critical roles in nutrient homeostasis, developmental(More)
Globular adiponectin (gAd) has anti-atherogenic effects on the vascular wall. Intermittent hyperglycemia induces endothelial cells (ECs) injury but the physiological factors that may protect against ECs damage are largely unknown. In the present study, we investigated the effect of gAd on ECs dysfunction induced by intermittent high glucose. The gAd(More)
Safflower (Carthamus tinctorius L.) is one of the most extensively used oil crops in the world. However, little is known about how its compounds are synthesized at the genetic level. In this study, Solexa-based deep sequencing on seed, leaf and petal of safflower produced a de novo transcriptome consisting of 153,769 unigenes. We annotated 82,916 of the(More)
Salt, saline-alkali and drought stresses are major environmental constraints for the production and yield of soybean worldwide. To identify genes responsible for stress tolerance, the transcriptional profiles of genes in leaves and roots of seedlings (two-leaf stage) of the soybean inbred line HJ-1 were examined after 48 h under various stress conditions;(More)
SHV β-lactamases, including SHV extended-spectrum β-lactamases, are widespread throughout the world, and confer a broad spectrum of resistance to antibiotic drugs. Mutations ranging from single base-pair substitutions to small deletions within bla(SHV) often result in diminished activity and an increased susceptibility to β-lactamase inhibitors. Here, we(More)