Selection of sorghum for drought tolerance in a semiarid environment
Expression analysis of anthocyanin gene induced under phosphorus starvation in maize genotypes with contrasting phosphorus use efficiency
Evaluation of a cassava translationally controlled tumor protein (MeTCTP) reveals its function in thermotolerance of Escherichia coli and in vitro chaperone-like activity
Iron excess in rice: from phenotypic changes to functional genomics of WRKY transcription factors
Cloning and expression of the 1-aminocyclopropane-1-carboxylic oxidase gene from Agrostis stolonifera
Overexpression of a glycine-rich protein gene in Lablab purpureus improves abiotic stress tolerance
Computational prediction and experimental validation of a novel miRNA in Suaeda maritima, a halophyte
The lack of available transcriptome data for plants of no economic or agronomic importance limits the identification of miRNAs in many species. Considering the possible similarity of the transcriptome between related species, the present study used expressed sequence tags (ESTs) of Suaeda salsa and Suaeda glauca to identify conserved miRNAs, which were validated in a halophyte, Suaeda maritima, with the aim of identifying salt-responsive miRNAs from naturally salt-tolerant plants, information on which is limited.
Characterization of OsPM19L1 encoding an AWPM-19-like family protein that is dramatically induced by osmotic stress in rice
The plant-specific AWPM-19-domain proteins play important roles in plant development and stress responses. In the current study, OsPM19L1 encoding Oryza sativa AWPM-19-like protein 1 was isolated from rice. Tissue-specific gene expression analysis revealed that OsPM19L1 was highly expressed in the leaf sheath of rice. Interestingly, expression of OsPM19L1 was high at the early stage of panicle development and decreased thereafter.
Evaluation of grain yield in sorghum hybrids under water stress
Sorghum grain yield can be significantly affected by climatic changes, especially drought and high temperature. The purpose of this study was to evaluate hybrids of grain sorghum grown under normal irrigation conditions or water stress in order to select those likely to be more tolerant of drought. Forty-nine hybrids were grown in a randomized block design experiment, with three replications. The plots consisted of four rows of 5 m length. Grain yield, weight of 1000 grains, harvest index, days to flowering, and plant height were measured.