Zhiqiang Jin

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Aquaporin (AQP) proteins function in transporting water and other small molecules through the biological membranes, which is crucial for plants to survive in drought or salt stress conditions. However, the precise role of AQPs in drought and salt stresses is not completely understood in plants. In this study, we have identified a PIP1 subfamily AQP(More)
To investigate the regulation of MADS-box genes in banana (Musa acuminata L. AAA group cv. Brazilian) fruit development and postharvest ripening, we isolated from banana fruit a MADS-box gene designated MuMADS1. Amino acid alignment indicated MuMADS1 belongs to the AGAMOUS subfamily, and phylogenetic analysis indicates that this gene is most similar to(More)
Bananas and plantains (Musa spp.) are among the most important crops in the world due to their nutritional and export value. However, banana production has been devastated by fungal infestations caused by Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. cubense (Foc), which cannot be effectively prevented or controlled. Since there is very little known about the molecular(More)
Efficient transformation of lilies is required for their genetic improvement in ornamental and marketable qualities. Although Lilium longiflorum can be transformed by particle bombardment and Agrobacterium, the transformation frequency is low. In this study, we tested new Agrobacterium-mediated transformation methods using shoot segments combined with two(More)
Monodisperse face-centred tetragonal (fct) FePt nanoparticles with high magnetic anisotropy and, therefore, high coercivity have been prepared via a new heat treatment route. The as-synthesized face-centred cubic FePt nanoparticles were mixed with salt powders and annealed at 700 ̊C. The salts were then removed from the particles by washing the samples in(More)
Abscisic acid (ABA)-, stress-, and ripening-induced (ASR) proteins are involved in abiotic stress responses. However, the exact molecular mechanism underlying their function remains unclear. In this study, we report that MaASR expression was induced by drought stress and MaASR overexpression in Arabidopsis strongly enhanced drought stress tolerance.(More)
Auxin signaling regulates various auxin-responsive genes via two types of transcriptional regulators, Auxin Response Factors (ARF) and Aux/IAA. ARF transcription factors act as critical components of auxin signaling that play important roles in modulating various biological processes. However, limited information about this gene family in fruit crops is(More)
Under the global trend of renewable energy development, various advanced techniques such as forecasting algorithm, intelligent computation, and optimal control are expected to make the complex and uncertain renewable energy system stable and profitable in the near future. This paper presents a new control strategy for large-scale wind energy conversion(More)
A full-length abscisic acid (ABA) senescence and ripening inducible gene named LcAsr was obtained from litchi. Bioinformatic analysis showed that full-length LcAsr was 1,177 bp and contained an open reading frame (ORF) encoding 153 amino acids, 85- and 146-bp 5′ and 3′ UTRs, respectively. LcAsr was expressed in all organs, with preferential expression in(More)
Aquaporins (AQPs) function to selectively control the flow of water and other small molecules through biological membranes, playing crucial roles in various biological processes. However, little information is available on the AQP gene family in bananas. In this study, we identified 47 banana AQP genes based on the banana genome sequence. Evolutionary(More)