- John Carr, University of Cambridge
- Z. Jeffrey Chen, University of Texas at Austin
- Elizabeth Jean Finnegan, CSIRO
- 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
- Edgar Spalding, University of Wisconsin
- Simon Harold , BioMed Central
A newly identified Ca2+/Mg2+-dependent endonuclease named CaMNUC32 is induced by the topoisomerase I inhibitor camptothecin in maize cultured cells, is inhibited by Zn2+ and EDTA, and cleaves both single- and double-stranded DNA.
Combined linkage and association mapping to identify positional candidate genes for Scmv1, a major locus involved in resistance to sugarcane mosaic virus (SCMV) in maize, pinpoints Zmtrx-h as the most promising target for marker-assisted selection.
An automated microscopy imaging system for quantitating the heat shock response in plant roots enables multiple roots to be imaged in rapid succession, monitoring reporter activity with high temporal and spatial resolution.
RLSB is an S1-domain RNA binding protein which localizes specifically to leaf bundle sheaths, and is the first cell-type specific regulatory factor to be implicated in the regulation of an individual photosynthetic gene in a C4 plant.
Leaves of Arabidopsis undergoing gentle mechanical stimulation induce strong resistance to the grey mould Botrytis cinerea, in a response that is independent of both tissue wounding and the major plant defense pathways.
BMC Plant Biology 2013, 13:190
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