Zhaoxia Dong

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Silicon (Si) can enhance plant defense against biotic and abiotic stresses, but little is known of its possible alleviation of aluminum (Al) stress. In this study, we find out how Si may mediate Al stress based on changes in root morphological parameters, biomass, physiological attributes and concentrations of Al and Si in peanut (Arachis hypogaea L., cv.(More)
Bacillus thuringiensis is an insect pathogen which has been widely used for biocontrol. During B. thuringiensis fermentation, lysogenic bacteriophages cause severe losses of yield. Here, we announce the complete genome sequence of a bacteriophage, BMBtp2, which is induced from B. thuringiensis strain YBT-1765, which may be helpful to clarify the mechanism(More)
In this study, we report a rapid cloning strategy for large native plasmids via a contig linkage map by BAC libraries. Using this method, we cloned a large plasmid pBMB165 from Bacillus thuringiensis serovar tenebrionis strain YBT-1765. Complete sequencing showed that pBMB165 is 77,627 bp long with a GC-content of 35.36%, and contains 103 open reading(More)
Drought and ultraviolet-B (UV-B) radiation are the most adverse factors for plant growth and productivity. The aim of this study was to compare the effects and interaction of drought and UV-B radiation in the seedlings of maize and soybean. The relative leaf water content was the main factor resulting in reduced growth in response to drought. The(More)
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