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Development and cell biology

This section considers studies in the development and developmental processes of plants and all aspects of the biology of plant cells.

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  1. Extensive studies have demonstrated that the COBRA gene is critical for biosynthesis of cell wall constituents comprising structural tissues of roots, stalks, leaves and other vegetative organs, however, its role...

    Authors: Ying Cao, Xiaofeng Tang, Jim Giovannoni, Fangming Xiao and Yongsheng Liu

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2012 12:211

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  2. Along the root axis of Arabidopsis thaliana, cells pass through different developmental stages. In the apical meristem repeated cycles of division increase the numbers of cells. Upon leaving the meristem, these c...

    Authors: Marios Nektarios Markakis, Tinne De Cnodder, Michal Lewandowski, Damien Simon, Agnieszka Boron, Daria Balcerowicz, Thanaa Doubbo, Ludivine Taconnat, Jean-Pierre Renou, Herman Höfte, Jean-Pierre Verbelen and Kris Vissenberg

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2012 12:208

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  3. The activity of degradative nucleases responsible for genomic DNA digestion has been observed in all kingdoms of life. It is believed that the main function of DNA degradation occurring during plant programmed...

    Authors: Krzysztof Leśniewicz, Elżbieta Poręba, Michalina Smolarkiewicz, Natalia Wolff, Sławoj Stanisławski and Przemysław Wojtaszek

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2012 12:195

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  4. The phytohormone ethylene is involved in a wide range of developmental processes and in mediating plant responses to biotic and abiotic stresses. Ethylene signalling acts via a linear transduction pathway lead...

    Authors: Julien Pirrello, BC Narasimha Prasad, Wangshu Zhang, Kunsong Chen, Isabelle Mila, Mohamed Zouine, Alain Latché, Jean Claude Pech, Masaru Ohme-Takagi, Farid Regad and Mondher Bouzayen

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2012 12:190

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  5. Vegetative buds provide plants in temperate environments the possibility for growth and reproduction when environmental conditions are favorable. In grapevine, crucial developmental events take place within bu...

    Authors: José Díaz-Riquelme, Jérôme Grimplet, José M Martínez-Zapater and María J Carmona

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2012 12:181

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  6. Small non-coding RNAs (smRNAs) are known to have major roles in gene regulation in eukaryotes. In plants, knowledge of the biogenesis and mechanisms of action of smRNA classes including microRNAs (miRNAs), sho...

    Authors: Gracia Zabala, Edhilvia Campos, Kranthi K Varala, Sean Bloomfield, Sarah I Jones, Hlaing Win, Jigyasa H Tuteja, Bernarda Calla, Steven J Clough, Matthew Hudson and Lila O Vodkin

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2012 12:177

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  7. The YABBY (YAB) family of transcription factors participate in a diverse range of processes that include leaf and floral patterning, organ growth, and the control of shoot apical meristem organisation and acti...

    Authors: Oliver Bonaccorso, Joanne E Lee, Libby Puah, Charles P Scutt and John F Golz

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2012 12:176

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  8. In yeast and mammals, many plasma membrane (PM) proteins destined for degradation are tagged with ubiquitin. These ubiquitinated proteins are internalized into clathrin-coated vesicles and are transported to e...

    Authors: David Scheuring, Fabian Künzl, Corrado Viotti, Melody SanWan Yan, Liwen Jiang, Swen Schellmann, David G Robinson and Peter Pimpl

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2012 12:164

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  9. Plant cytosolic ribosomal proteins are encoded by small gene families. Mutants affecting these genes are often viable, but show growth and developmental defects, suggesting incomplete functional redundancy wit...

    Authors: Petra Stirnberg, Jin-Ping Liu, Sally Ward, Sarah L Kendall and Ottoline Leyser

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2012 12:160

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  10. The analyses of protein synthesis, accumulation and regulation during grain development in wheat are more complex because of its larger genome size compared to model plants such as Arabidopsis and rice. In thi...

    Authors: Guangfang Guo, Dongwen Lv, Xing Yan, Saminathan Subburaj, Pei Ge, Xiaohui Li, Yingkao Hu and Yueming Yan

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2012 12:147

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  11. Cell division and cell fate decisions regulate organ formation and function in plant growth and development. It is still unclear how specific meristematic regulatory networks operate with the cell cycle machin...

    Authors: Yajie Liu, Wei Ye, Beibei Li, Xiaojing Zhou, Yuhai Cui, Mark P Running and Kede Liu

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2012 12:135

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  12. In dicotyledonous plant, the first asymmetric zygotic division and subsequent several cell divisions are crucial for proembryo pattern formation and later embryo development. Arabinogalactan proteins (AGPs) ar...

    Authors: Miao Yu and Jie Zhao

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2012 12:126

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  13. The two highly similar Arabidopsis apyrases AtAPY1 and AtAPY2 were previously shown to be involved in plant growth and development, evidently by regulating extracellular ATP signals. The subcellular localizati...

    Authors: Madlen Schiller, Carolin Massalski, Thomas Kurth and Iris Steinebrunner

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2012 12:123

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  14. In the last decade, the moss Physcomitrella patens has emerged as a powerful plant model system, amenable for genetic manipulations not possible in any other plant. This moss is particularly well suited for plant...

    Authors: Fabienne Furt, Kyle Lemoi, Erkan Tüzel and Luis Vidali

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2012 12:70

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  15. In recent years, imaging based, automated, non-invasive, and non-destructive high-throughput plant phenotyping platforms have become popular tools for plant biology, underpinning the field of plant phenomics. ...

    Authors: Anthony Paproki, Xavier Sirault, Scott Berry, Robert Furbank and Jurgen Fripp

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2012 12:63

    Content type: Methodology article

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  16. Imbibed seeds integrate environmental and endogenous signals to break dormancy and initiate growth under optimal conditions. Seed maturation plays an important role in determining the survival of germinating s...

    Authors: Rex S Chiu, Hardeep Nahal, Nicholas J Provart and Sonia Gazzarrini

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2012 12:15

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  17. Auxin is an important phytohormone for fleshy fruit development, having been shown to be involved in the initial signal for fertilisation, fruit size through the control of cell division and cell expansion, an...

    Authors: Fanny Devoghalaere, Thomas Doucen, Baptiste Guitton, Jeannette Keeling, Wendy Payne, Toby John Ling, John James Ross, Ian Charles Hallett, Kularajathevan Gunaseelan, GA Dayatilake, Robert Diak, Ken C Breen, D Stuart Tustin, Evelyne Costes, David Chagné, Robert James Schaffer…

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2012 12:7

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  18. Narciclasine (NCS) is an Amaryllidaceae alkaloid isolated from Narcissus tazetta bulbs. NCS has inhibitory effects on a broad range of biological activities and thus has various potential practical applications. ...

    Authors: Xiaofan Na, Yanfeng Hu, Kun Yue, Hongxia Lu, Pengfei Jia, Huahua Wang, Xiaomin Wang and Yurong Bi

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2011 11:184

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  19. With the advent of high throughput genomic tools, it is now possible to undertake detailed molecular studies of individual species outside traditional model organisms. Combined with a good understanding of phy...

    Authors: Annette C Richardson, Helen L Boldingh, Peter A McAtee, Kularajathevan Gunaseelan, Zhiwei Luo, Ross G Atkinson, Karine M David, Jeremy N Burdon and Robert J Schaffer

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2011 11:182

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  20. Single-repeat R3 MYB transcription factors (single-repeat MYBs) play important roles in controlling trichome patterning in Arabidopsis. It was proposed that single-repeat MYBs negatively regulate trichome formati...

    Authors: Lijun Gan, Kai Xia, Jin-Gui Chen and Shucai Wang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2011 11:176

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  21. NAC domain transcription factors initiate secondary cell wall biosynthesis in Arabidopsis fibres and vessels by activating numerous transcriptional regulators and biosynthetic genes. NAC family member SND2 is an ...

    Authors: Steven G Hussey, Eshchar Mizrachi, Antanas V Spokevicius, Gerd Bossinger, Dave K Berger and Alexander A Myburg

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2011 11:173

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  22. The Tic complex (Translocon at the inner envelope membrane of chloroplasts) mediates the translocation of nuclear encoded chloroplast proteins across the inner envelope membrane. Tic110 forms one prominent protei...

    Authors: Erika Kovács-Bogdán, J Philipp Benz, Jürgen Soll and Bettina Bölter

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2011 11:133

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  23. Trichome patterning in Arabidopsis thaliana is governed by three types of activators, R2R3MYB, bHLH and WD40 proteins, and six R3MYB inhibitors. Among the inhibitors TRIPTYCHON (TRY) seems to fulfill a special fu...

    Authors: Martina Pesch and Martin Hülskamp

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2011 11:130

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  24. Stromules are dynamic tubular structures emerging from the surface of plastids that are filled with stroma. Despite considerable progress in understanding the importance of certain cytoskeleton elements and mo...

    Authors: Martin Hartmut Schattat and Ralf Bernd Klösgen

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2011 11:115

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  25. Extensin deposition is considered important for the correct assembly and biophysical properties of primary cell walls, with consequences to plant resistance to pathogens, tissue morphology, cell adhesion and e...

    Authors: Cristina Silva Pereira, José ML Ribeiro, Ada D Vatulescu, Kim Findlay, Alistair J MacDougall and Phil AP Jackson

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2011 11:106

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  26. Flower development in kiwifruit (Actinidia spp.) is initiated in the first growing season, when undifferentiated primordia are established in latent shoot buds. These primordia can differentiate into flowers in t...

    Authors: Erika Varkonyi-Gasic, Sarah M Moss, Charlotte Voogd, Rongmei Wu, Robyn H Lough, Yen-Yi Wang and Roger P Hellens

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2011 11:72

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