Advanced search    

Search: authors:"Ming Li Wang"

13 papers found.
Use AND, OR, NOT, +word, -word, "long phrase", (parentheses) to fine-tune your search.

Gene expression profiles that shape high and low oil content sesames

Sesame (Sesamum indicum) can accumulate over 60% oil in its seed. However, low oil content genotypes with an oil content of less than 50% are also observed. To gain insights into how genes shape this variation, we examined 22 seed and carpel transcriptomes from 3 varieties of sesame with high and low oil content. A total of 34.6~52.2% of the sesame genes were expressed with a...

Identification of a mutant from Arachis veigae with enhanced seed oleic and very long-chain fatty acid content

High oleate is an important seed quality trait frequently incorporated in peanut varieties. Crop wild relatives (CWR) are potentially useful genetic resources for cultivar improvement through genetic introgression; but for wild peanut species, many chemical or nutritional traits are not well characterized. A mutant from Arachis veigae S. H. Santana & Valls (2n = 2x = 20), with...

Construction and analyses of the microRNA-target gene differential regulatory network in thyroid carcinoma

Thyroid-carcinoma (THCA) is the most common malignancy with an increasing incidence. Recent evidence has emphasized the role of microRNA (miRNA) in THCA. However, knowledge concerning the roles of miRNAs in THCA is still limited. We therefore use a miRNA-target gene differential regulatory network (MGDRN) to identify key miRNAs and characterize their synergistic regulation in...

Extremely low nucleotide diversity in the X-linked region of papaya caused by a strong selective sweep

Background The papaya Y-linked region showed clear population structure, resulting in the detection of the ancestral male population that domesticated hermaphrodite papayas were selected from. The same populations were used to study nucleotide diversity and population structure in the X-linked region. Results Diversity is very low for all genes in the X-linked region in the wild...

Identification and characterization of transcript polymorphisms in soybean lines varying in oil composition and content

Background Variation in seed oil composition and content among soybean varieties is largely attributed to differences in transcript sequences and/or transcript accumulation of oil production related genes in seeds. Discovery and analysis of sequence and expression variations in these genes will accelerate soybean oil quality improvement. Results In an effort to identify these...

Ag@Au core-shell dendrites: a stable, reusable and sensitive surface enhanced Raman scattering substrate

• PubMed • Google ScholarSearch for Luo Liu in:Nature Research journals • PubMed • Google ScholarSearch for Ming Li Wang in:Nature Research journals • PubMed • Google ScholarSearch for Hai Jun Xu in:Nature

A real-time PCR genotyping assay to detect FAD2A SNPs in peanuts (Arachis hypogaea L.)

The high oleic (C18:1) phenotype in peanuts has been previously demonstrated to result from a homozygous recessive genotype (ol1ol1ol2ol2) in two homeologous fatty acid desaturase genes (FAD2A and FAD2B) with two key SNPs. These mutant SNPs, specifically G448A in FAD2A and 442insA in FAD2B, significantly limit the normal function of the desaturase enzyme activity which converts...

Genetic Mapping of QTLs Controlling Fatty Acids Provided Insights into the Genetic Control of Fatty Acid Synthesis Pathway in Peanut (Arachis hypogaea L.)

Peanut, a high-oil crop with about 50% oil content, is either crushed for oil or used as edible products. Fatty acid composition determines the oil quality which has high relevance to consumer health, flavor, and shelf life of commercial products. In addition to the major fatty acids, oleic acid (C18:1) and linoleic acid (C18:2) accounting for about 80% of peanut oil, the six...

Applying genotyping (TILLING) and phenotyping analyses to elucidate gene function in a chemically induced sorghum mutant population

Background Sorghum [Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench] is ranked as the fifth most important grain crop and serves as a major food staple and fodder resource for much of the world, especially in arid and semi-arid regions. The recent surge in sorghum research is driven by its tolerance to drought/heat stresses and its strong potential as a bioenergy feedstock. Completion of the sorghum...

The pineapple genome and the evolution of CAM photosynthesis

Pineapple (Ananas comosus (L.) Merr.) is the most economically valuable crop possessing crassulacean acid metabolism (CAM), a photosynthetic carbon assimilation pathway with high water-use efficiency, and the second most important tropical fruit. We sequenced the genomes of pineapple varieties F153 and MD2 and a wild pineapple relative, Ananas bracteatus accession CB5. The...

Genome of the long-living sacred lotus (Nelumbo nucifera Gaertn.)

Ming-Li Wang Yun J Zhu Robert E Paull Anne B Britt Chunguang Du Stephen R Downie Mary A Schuler Todd P Michael Steve P Long Donald R Ort J William Schopf 1 David R Gang Ning Jiang Mark Yandell Claude W