Journal of Plant Biology

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List of Papers (Total 13)

Mechanical Stimulation-Induced Cross-Adaptation in Plants: An Overview

Mechanical stimulation (MS), existing widely but ignored usually in nature, is one of the environmental stress factors. MS not only affects growth, development, morphogenesis, and even survival of plants, but also induces the formation of cross-adaptation. In cross-adaptation, plants make use of common pathways and components to adapt to a range of different stresses after exposure ...

Genetic and Molecular Insights into the Enhancement of Rice Yield Potential

Rice is one of the most important global food crops and a primary source of calories for more than half of the world's population. Rice production increased steadily during the green revolution era primarily as a result of introducing high-yielding rice varieties. World rice production increased at a rate of 2.3–2.5% per year during 1970s and 1980s, but this rate of growth was only ...

Terpenoid, Benzenoid, and Phenylpropanoid Compounds in the Floral Scent of Vanda Mimi Palmer

Vanda Mimi Palmer is the product of a cross between Vanda Tan Chay Yan and Vanda tessellata. The flower of this hybrid produces a sweet-smelling fragrance during day time at the open-flower stage. This study aimed to investigate the floral scent constituents in Vanda Mimi Palmer. Scent emission analysis of this orchid was carried out at different time points in a 24-h cycle and ...

Stomatal Opening Mechanism of CAM Plants

Stomata usually open when leaves are transferred from darkness to light. However, reverse-phase stomatal opening in succulent plants has been known. CAM plants such as cacti and Opuntia ficus–indica achieve their high water use efficiency by opening their stomata during the cool, desert nights and closing them during the hot, dry days. Signal transduction pathway for stomatal ...

Entrainment of the Arabidopsis Circadian Clock

The rising and setting of the sun marks a transition between starkly contrasting environmental conditions for vegetative life. Given these differing diurnal and nocturnal environmental factors and the inherent regularity of the transition between the two, it is perhaps unsurprising that plants have developed an internal timing mechanism (known as a circadian clock) to allow ...

Recent advances in ABA signaling

Abscisic acid (ABA) is a major plant hormone that controls germination, seedling growth, and seed development. During the vegetative phase, ABA plays a key regulatory role in adaptive responses to common abiotic stresses, such as drought, high salinity, and cold. In seeds, ABA modulates the synthesis of storage components and prevents the precocious germination of embryos. ...

Accumulation of sweet protein monellin is regulated by thepsbA 5′UTR in tobacco chloroplasts

Post-transcriptional RNA processing and translational regulations are important steps for gene expression. To analyze the 5′UTRof psbA that enhances translation of the sweet protein monellin in chloroplasts, we cloned the monellin gene, with and without thepsbA 5′UTR, into the chloroplast expression vector for chloroplast transformation. Transgenic plants were identified as being ...