Zhiyong Deng

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NAC family genes encode plant-specific transcription factors involved in diverse biological processes. In this study, the Arabidopsis NAC gene ATAF1 was found to be induced by drought, high-salinity, abscisic acid (ABA), methyl jasmonate, mechanical wounding, and Botrytis cinerea infection. Significant induction of ATAF1 was found in an ABA-deficient mutant(More)
Considerable progress has been made in understanding the function of receptor-like kinase (RLK) genes in model plants. However, much less is known about these genes in crop species. Here we report the characterization of three new wheat RLK genes (TaRLK-R1, 2 and 3). The primary structure of the putative proteins TaRLK-R1, 2 and 3 contained a signal(More)
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are small, endogenous RNAs that regulate gene expression in both plants and animals. A large number of miRNAs has been identified from various animals and model plant species such as Arabidopsis thaliana and rice (Oryza sativa); however, characteristics of wheat (Triticum aestivum) miRNAs are poorly understood. Here, computational(More)
Salt cress (Thellungiella halophila), a salt-tolerant relative of Arabidopsis, has turned to be an important model plant for studying abiotic stress tolerance. One binary bacterial artificial chromosome (BIBAC) library was constructed which represents the first plant-transformation-competent large-insert DNA library generated for Thellungiella halophila.(More)
Water transport through the cell membranes is regulated largely by a family of proteins known as aquaporins (AQPs). In this study, six novel aquaporin genes, TaAQP1∼TaAQP6, were isolated from the common wheat Triticum aestivum L. var. Changle 5. These six TaAQPs share common features with other plant AQPs. Three of them (TaAQP2, 3, and 4) phylogenetically(More)
Salt cress (Thellungiella halophila) has become a desirable plant model for molecular analysis of the mechanisms of salt tolerance. Analysis of its physiological action and expressed EST has resulted in better understanding. However, less is known about its genomic features. Here we determined a continuous sequence approximately 83 kb from a salt cress BAC(More)
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