- John Carr, University of Cambridge
- Z. Jeffrey Chen, University of Texas at Austin
- Csaba Koncz, Max-Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research
- Sheila McCormick, University of California, Berkeley
- Eran Pichersky, University of Michigan
- Kay Schneitz, Technische Universität München
- Simon Harold , BioMed Central
An artificial microRNA (amiR)-mediated gene silencing system for Medicago truncatula roots sheds light on the function of MtErf1, a putative transcription factor that is strongly induced in arbuscule-containing cells during mycorrhizal symbiosis.
Generation and quality assessment of assembled transcriptome resources for lodgepole pine and jack pine identifies a number of monoterpene synthase-like genes involved in host defence against insect pests and fungal pathogens.
Expression of Arabidopsis PAD4 (PHYTOALEXIN-DEFICIENT4) in soybean roots confers resistance to two different genera of nematodes, highlighting a potential role for defense signaling genes in quantitative disease resistance in this economically important crop.
Evaluating the genetic diversity and population structure among wild, domesticated, and hybrid grape cultivars using microsatellite and SNP markers in a large germplasm collection reveals consistent inter- and intraspecific levels of germplasm stratification with four ancestral subpopulations.
Leaves displaying marked variation in herbivore defence from a single phenotypically mosaic Eucalyptus tree reveal many genes that are differentially expressed between the two chemotypes, and evidence of a genetic ‘master switch’ controlling these traits.
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