Zhiqiang Jin

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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)
To transfer face-centered-cubic ͑fcc͒ FePt nanoparticles to the face-centered-tetragonal ͑fct͒ phase with high magnetic anisotropy, heat treatments are necessary. The heat treatments lead to agglomeration and sintering of the nanoparticles. To prevent the particles from sintering, salts as the separating media ͑matrix͒ have been used for annealing the(More)
The ovate family protein named MaOFP1 was identified in banana (Musa acuminata L.AAA) fruit by a yeast two-hybrid (Y2H) method using the banana MADS-box gene MuMADS1 as bait and a 2 day postharvest (DPH) banana fruit cDNA library as prey. The interaction between MuMADS1 and MaOFP1 was further confirmed by Y2H and Bimolecular Fluorescence Complementation(More)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
and NdFeB systems with sizes smaller than 30 nm and narrow size distribution have been successfully prepared by ball milling in the presence of surfactants and organic carrier liquid. It has been observed that the nanoparticles prepared by milling Fe and FeCo powders were close to spherical in their shapes, whereas those of Co, SmCo, and Nd–Fe–B showed(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)