Secondary structure

Cloning and sequence analysis of the safflower betaine aldehyde dehydrogenase gene

Y. B. Wang, Guan, L. L., Xu, Y. W., Shen, H., and Wu, W., Cloning and sequence analysis of the safflower betaine aldehyde dehydrogenase gene, vol. 13, pp. 344-353, 2014.

In response to salinity or drought stress, many plants accumulate glycine betaine, which is a regulator of osmosis. In plants, the last step in betaine synthesis is catalyzed by betaine aldehyde dehydrogenase (BADH), a nuclear-encoded chloroplastic enzyme. Based on the conserved oligo amino acid residues of the published BADH genes from other higher plant species, a cDNA sequence, designated CtBADH, was isolated from safflower (Carthamus tinctorius L.) using a polymerase chain reaction approach.

Cloning and sequence analysis of the Blumea balsamifera DC farnesyl diphosphate synthase gene

Y. X. Pang, Guan, L. L., Wu, L. F., Chen, Z. X., Wang, K., Xie, X. L., Yu, F. L., Chen, X. L., Zhang, Y. B., and Jiang, Q., Cloning and sequence analysis of the Blumea balsamifera DC farnesyl diphosphate synthase gene, vol. 13, pp. 9874-9882, 2014.

Blumea balsamifera DC is a member of the Compositae family and is frequently used as traditional Chinese medicine. Blumea balsamifera is rich in monoterpenes, which possess a variety of pharmacological activities, such as antioxidant, anti-bacteria, and anti-viral activities. Farnesyl diphosphate synthase (FPS) is a key enzyme in the biosynthetic pathway of terpenes, playing an important regulatory role in plant growth, such as resistance and secondary metabolism.

Benchmark comparison of ab initio microRNA identification methods and software

L. L. Hu, Huang, Y., Wang, Q. C., Zou, Q., and Jiang, Y., Benchmark comparison of ab initio microRNA identification methods and software, vol. 11, pp. 4525-4538, 2012.

MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are short, non-coding RNA molecules that play an important role in the world of genes, especially in regulating the gene expression of target messenger RNAs through cleavage or translational repression of messenger RNA. Ab initio methods have become popular in computational miRNA detection. Most software tools are designed to distinguish miRNA precursors from pseudo-hairpins, but a few can mine miRNA from genome or expressed sequence tag sequences. We prepared novel testing datasets to measure and compare the performance of various software tools.

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