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    Extending shelf-life with light cycles

    The appearance, nutritional value and chlorophyll content of leafy green vegetables are preserved by maintaining daily light and dark rhythms after the crops have been harvested.

    BMC Plant Biology 2015, 15:92
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    Stress resistance and polyploidy

    Tetraploidization in citrus is accompanied by many metabolic and transcriptional changes, including an increase in stress-related primary metabolites in leaves and up-regulation of stress-response genes.

    BMC Plant Biology 2015, 15:89
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    Plant-specific CDK function in diatoms

    CDKA2, a cyclin-dependent kinase (CDK)  from a unicellular diatom, shows properties of a B-type CDK, a class of cell cycle progression proteins that were previously thought to be plant-specific.

    BMC Plant Biology 2015, 15:86
  • Argonaute evolution in plants

    Analysis of a family of core proteins from the RNA-induced silencing complex, Argonaute, reveals a dynamic evolutionary process that leads to the functional diversification of smRNA pathways in higher plants.

    BMC Plant Biology 2015, 15:23
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    Blight-resistant durum wheat

    The composition and biochemistry of the cell wall and the genes underlying these traits can contribute to Fusarium head blight resistance in the important crop durum wheat.

    BMC Plant Biology 2015, 15:6



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