Yuejian Yang

Learn More
Heat stress can cause severe crop yield losses by impairing reproductive development. However, the underlying mechanisms are poorly understood. We examined patterns of carbon allocation and activities of sucrose cleavage enzymes in heat-tolerant (HT) and -sensitive (HS) tomato (Solanum lycopersicum L.) lines subjected to normal (control) and heat stress(More)
Carotenoid cleavage dioxygenases (CCDs) in plant species is one of the most important enzymes in the carotenoid metabolism. In this study, we performed a comprehensive analysis for the CCDs family in Solanum lycopersicum based on the whole tomato genome sequences and explored their expression pattern. At least seven CCD genes were discovered in the tomato(More)
Reverse transcription quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR) is a commonly used technology for gene expression and transcriptome analysis. Normalization is a process that is necessary to accurately analyze qRT-PCR data. Stability of reference gene expression is required for this process. Due to the large variation in expression levels of(More)
Superoxide dismutases (SODs) are critical antioxidant enzymes that protect organisms from reactive oxygen species (ROS) caused by adverse conditions, and have been widely found in the cytoplasm, chloroplasts, and mitochondria of eukaryotic and prokaryotic cells. Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum L.) is an important economic crop and is cultivated worldwide.(More)
The Pto gene from the wild tomato (Solanum pimpinellifolium Mill.) encodes a serine/threonine kinase that plays an important role in bacterial speck resistance in the cultivated tomato (Solanum lycopersicum Mill.). In this paper, 10 classes of Pto-like genes are identified using degenerate polymerase chain reaction (PCR) primers and database mining in(More)
The Hsp20 genes are involved in the response of plants to environment stresses including heat shock and also play a vital role in plant growth and development. They represent the most abundant small heat shock proteins (sHsps) in plants, but little is known about this family in tomato (Solanum lycopersicum), an important vegetable crop in the world. Here,(More)
Due to its high sensitivity and reproducibility, quantitative real-time PCR (qPCR) is practiced as a useful research tool for targeted gene expression analysis. For qPCR operations, the normalization with suitable reference genes (RGs) is a crucial step that eventually determines the reliability of the obtained results. Although pepper is considered an(More)
Heat shock proteins 90 (Hsp90) are a kind of specific proteins in plant which were produced under environmental stresses. By referring to the tomato genome database, we identified and analyzed Hsp90 gene family members using bioinformatics methods. Results indicated that the tomato genome contained at least 7 Hsp90 genes, which were distributed unevenly on(More)
Pepper (Capsicum annuum L.) is one of the most important vegetable crops worldwide. However, its yield and fruit quality can be severely threatened by several pathogens. The plant nucleotide-binding site (NBS)-leucine-rich repeat (LRR) gene family is the largest class of known disease resistance genes (R genes) effective against such pathogens. Therefore,(More)
In higher plants, invertases hydrolyze sucrose (Suc), the major end product of photosynthesis, into glucose (Glc) and fructose (Fru), which are used as nutrients, energy sources, and signaling molecules for plant growth, yield formation, and stress responses. The invertase enzymes, named CWINs, VINs, and CINs, are located in the cell wall, vacuole, and(More)