Experts and Doctors on genetically modified plants in Wuhan, Hubei, China


Locale: Wuhan, Hubei, China
Topic: genetically modified plants

Top Publications

  1. Chen R, Zhao X, Shao Z, Wei Z, Wang Y, Zhu L, et al. Rice UDP-glucose pyrophosphorylase1 is essential for pollen callose deposition and its cosuppression results in a new type of thermosensitive genic male sterility. Plant Cell. 2007;19:847-61 pubmed
    ..These results demonstrate that rice Ugp1 is required for callose deposition during PMC meiosis and bridges the apoplastic unloading pathway and pollen development. ..
  2. Cai H, Zhou Y, Xiao J, Li X, Zhang Q, Lian X. Overexpressed glutamine synthetase gene modifies nitrogen metabolism and abiotic stress responses in rice. Plant Cell Rep. 2009;28:527-37 pubmed publisher
  3. Ning T, Xie T, Qiu Q, Yang W, Zhou S, Zhou L, et al. Oral administration of recombinant human granulocyte-macrophage colony stimulating factor expressed in rice endosperm can increase leukocytes in mice. Biotechnol Lett. 2008;30:1679-86 pubmed publisher
    ..Even in non-leucopenic mice, leukocyte gain was 37% (t=0.002) more than that of mice fed non-transgenic seeds. This study provides a novel approach to the use of oral unprocessed transgenic OsrhGM-CSF seeds to treat leucopenia. ..
  4. Li X, Feng Z, Yang H, Zhu X, Liu J, Yuan H. A novel cold-regulated gene from Camellia sinensis, CsCOR1, enhances salt- and dehydration-tolerance in tobacco. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2010;394:354-9 pubmed publisher
    ..The expression of CsCOR1 in tea leaves was enhanced dramatically by both cold- and dehydration-stress. And overexpression of CsCOR1 in transgenic-tobaccos improved obviously the tolerance to salinity and dehydration. ..
  5. Liu L, Zhou Y, Szczerba M, Li X, Lin Y. Identification and application of a rice senescence-associated promoter. Plant Physiol. 2010;153:1239-49 pubmed publisher
    ..The importance of these changes to rice physiology, yield, and early maturation will be discussed. ..
  6. Yu Y, Bao M. [Prolonging the vase life of carnation "Mabel" through integrating repeated ACC oxidase genes into its genome]. Zhi Wu Sheng Li Yu Fen Zi Sheng Wu Xue Xue Bao. 2004;30:541-5 pubmed
    ..Vase life of transgenic T257 line was 5 d longer than that of the control line at 25 degrees C. ..
  7. Peng X, Wang K, Hu C, Zhu Y, Wang T, Yang J, et al. The mitochondrial gene orfH79 plays a critical role in impairing both male gametophyte development and root growth in CMS-Honglian rice. BMC Plant Biol. 2010;10:125 pubmed publisher
    ..These results suggest that the expression of orfH79 in mitochondria impairs mitochondrial function, which affects the development of both male gametophytes and the roots of CMS-HL rice. ..
  8. Tao Z, Liu H, Qiu D, Zhou Y, Li X, Xu C, et al. A pair of allelic WRKY genes play opposite roles in rice-bacteria interactions. Plant Physiol. 2009;151:936-48 pubmed publisher
    ..The opposite roles of the two allelic genes in rice-Xoo interaction appear to be due to their mediation of different defense signaling pathways...
  9. Islam M, Du H, Ning J, Ye H, Xiong L. Characterization of Glossy1-homologous genes in rice involved in leaf wax accumulation and drought resistance. Plant Mol Biol. 2009;70:443-56 pubmed publisher
    ..Compared to the over-expression and wild type plants, the osgl1-2 mutant was more sensitive to drought stress at reproductive stage, suggesting an important role of this gene in drought resistance. ..

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  1. Xiang Y, Tang N, Du H, Ye H, Xiong L. Characterization of OsbZIP23 as a key player of the basic leucine zipper transcription factor family for conferring abscisic acid sensitivity and salinity and drought tolerance in rice. Plant Physiol. 2008;148:1938-52 pubmed publisher
    ..We propose that OsbZIP23 is a major player of the bZIP family in rice for conferring ABA-dependent drought and salinity tolerance and has high potential usefulness in genetic improvement of stress tolerance. ..
  2. Cong L, Wang C, Chen L, Liu H, Yang G, He G. Expression of phytoene synthase1 and carotene desaturase crtI genes result in an increase in the total carotenoids content in transgenic elite wheat (Triticum aestivum L.). J Agric Food Chem. 2009;57:8652-60 pubmed publisher
    ..No significant changes in expression levels of these genes were detected in the transgenic endosperms, indicating that the increase in carotenoid transgenic wheat endosperms resulted from the expression of transgenes...
  3. Zhao J, Fu J, Li X, Xu C, Wang S. Dissection of the factors affecting development-controlled and race-specific disease resistance conferred by leucine-rich repeat receptor kinase-type R genes in rice. Theor Appl Genet. 2009;119:231-9 pubmed publisher
    ..In addition, the LRR domains of XA3/XA26 and XA21 are important determinants of race-specific recognition during rice-Xoo interaction, but juxtamembrane regions of the two R proteins also appear to contribute to resistance specificity. ..
  4. Cai M, Qiu D, Yuan T, Ding X, Li H, Duan L, et al. Identification of novel pathogen-responsive cis-elements and their binding proteins in the promoter of OsWRKY13, a gene regulating rice disease resistance. Plant Cell Environ. 2008;31:86-96 pubmed
    ..These proteins localize in the nucleus and show differential expression upon pathogen challenge. These results suggest that OsWRKY13 expression is regulated by multiple factors to achieve disease resistance. ..
  5. Zhou Y, Cai H, Xiao J, Li X, Zhang Q, Lian X. Over-expression of aspartate aminotransferase genes in rice resulted in altered nitrogen metabolism and increased amino acid content in seeds. Theor Appl Genet. 2009;118:1381-90 pubmed publisher
    ..No significant changes were found in leaf AAT activity, seed amino acid content or protein content in OsAAT3 over-expressed plants. The expression patterns of the three OsAAT genes and their different functions are also discussed. ..
  6. Dong X, Ji R, Guo X, Foster S, Chen H, Dong C, et al. Expressing a gene encoding wheat oxalate oxidase enhances resistance to Sclerotinia sclerotiorum in oilseed rape (Brassica napus). Planta. 2008;228:331-40 pubmed publisher
    ..We believe that enhancing the OA metabolism of oilseed rape in this way will be an effective strategy for improving resistance to S. sclerotiorum...
  7. Wang Y, Deng H, Zhang X, Xiao H, Jiang Y, Song Y, et al. Generation and immunogenicity of Japanese encephalitis virus envelope protein expressed in transgenic rice. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2009;380:292-7 pubmed publisher
    ..These results show the potential of using a transgenic rice-based expression system as an alternative bioreactor for JEV subunit vaccine. ..
  8. Yuan W, Li X, Chang Y, Wen R, Chen G, Zhang Q, et al. Mutation of the rice gene PAIR3 results in lack of bivalent formation in meiosis. Plant J. 2009;59:303-15 pubmed publisher
    ..Our results suggest that PAIR3 plays a crucial role in homologous chromosome pairing and synapsis in meiosis...
  9. Qin Y, Li D, Wu Y, Liu Z, Zhang J, Zheng Y, et al. Three cotton homeobox genes are preferentially expressed during early seedling development and in response to phytohormone signaling. Plant Cell Rep. 2010;29:1147-56 pubmed publisher
    ..The results suggested that the three HB genes may function in early seedling development of cotton and in response to gibberellin signaling...
  10. Li D, Shi W, Deng X. Factors influencing Agrobacterium-mediated embryogenic callus transformation of Valencia sweet orange (Citrus sinensis) containing the pTA29-barnase gene. Tree Physiol. 2003;23:1209-15 pubmed
  11. Hua W, Zhang L, Liang S, Jones R, Lu Y. A tobacco calcium/calmodulin-binding protein kinase functions as a negative regulator of flowering. J Biol Chem. 2004;279:31483-94 pubmed publisher
    ..In addition, the promotion of tobacco flowering time by DNA demethylation cannot be blocked by the overexpression of NtCBK1...
  12. Li X, Fan X, Wang X, Cai L, Yang W. The cotton ACTIN1 gene is functionally expressed in fibers and participates in fiber elongation. Plant Cell. 2005;17:859-75 pubmed
    ..No defined actin network was observed in these fibers and, consequently, fiber elongation was inhibited. Our results suggested that GhACT1 plays an important role in fiber elongation but not fiber initiation. ..
  13. Han Y, Vimolmangkang S, Soria Guerra R, Rosales Mendoza S, Zheng D, Lygin A, et al. Ectopic expression of apple F3'H genes contributes to anthocyanin accumulation in the Arabidopsis tt7 mutant grown under nitrogen stress. Plant Physiol. 2010;153:806-20 pubmed publisher
    ..This suggests that the F3'H enzyme may coordinately interact with other flavonoid enzymes in the anthocyanin biosynthesis pathway. ..
  14. Hou X, Xie K, Yao J, Qi Z, Xiong L. A homolog of human ski-interacting protein in rice positively regulates cell viability and stress tolerance. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2009;106:6410-5 pubmed publisher
    ..Together, these data suggest that OsSKIPa has evolved a specific function in positive modulation of stress resistance through transcriptional regulation of diverse stress-related genes in rice. ..
  15. Li Y, Liu D, Tu L, Zhang X, Wang L, Zhu L, et al. Suppression of GhAGP4 gene expression repressed the initiation and elongation of cotton fiber. Plant Cell Rep. 2010;29:193-202 pubmed publisher
    ..These results indicate that the FLAs are essential for the initiation and elongation of cotton fiber development. ..
  16. Du B, Zhang W, Liu B, Hu J, Wei Z, Shi Z, et al. Identification and characterization of Bph14, a gene conferring resistance to brown planthopper in rice. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2009;106:22163-8 pubmed publisher
    ..Our work provides insights into the molecular mechanisms of rice defense against insects and facilitates the development of resistant varieties to control this devastating insect. ..
  17. Zhang J, Tao N, Xu Q, Zhou W, Cao H, Xu J, et al. Functional characterization of Citrus PSY gene in Hongkong kumquat (Fortunella hindsii Swingle). Plant Cell Rep. 2009;28:1737-46 pubmed publisher
    ..This study suggests that CsPSY plays a crucial role in citrus carotenoid biosynthesis and could be used as a means of engineering fruit crop for the production of carotenoids...
  18. Wang X, Li X. The GhACS1 gene encodes an acyl-CoA synthetase which is essential for normal microsporogenesis in early anther development of cotton. Plant J. 2009;57:473-86 pubmed publisher
    ..As a result, the transgenic plants failed to produce functional pollen grains and were male-sterile, suggesting that the GhACS1 gene is required for normal microsporogenesis in early anther development of cotton. ..
  19. Li Z, Zhang J, Mei L, Deng X, Hu C, Yao J. PtSVP, an SVP homolog from trifoliate orange (Poncirus trifoliata L. Raf.), shows seasonal periodicity of meristem determination and affects flower development in transgenic Arabidopsis and tobacco plants. Plant Mol Biol. 2010;74:129-42 pubmed publisher
    ..SVP homologs might have evolved among plant species, but the protein functions are conserved between Arabidopsis and citrus...
  20. Munis M, Tu L, Deng F, Tan J, Xu L, Xu S, et al. A thaumatin-like protein gene involved in cotton fiber secondary cell wall development enhances resistance against Verticillium dahliae and other stresses in transgenic tobacco. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2010;393:38-44 pubmed publisher
    ..Overexpression of GbTLP1 had no significant deleterious effect on plant growth except that flowering was delayed for 3-5 weeks. The apparent pleiotropic effect of this novel gene has given us insight to the plant defense mechanism. ..
  21. Chang Y, Gong L, Yuan W, Li X, Chen G, Li X, et al. Replication protein A (RPA1a) is required for meiotic and somatic DNA repair but is dispensable for DNA replication and homologous recombination in rice. Plant Physiol. 2009;151:2162-73 pubmed publisher
    ..Thus, our data suggest that OsRPA1a plays an essential role in DNA repair but may not participate in, or at least is dispensable for, DNA replication and homologous recombination in rice. ..
  22. Hu H, Xiong L, Yang Y. Rice SERK1 gene positively regulates somatic embryogenesis of cultured cell and host defense response against fungal infection. Planta. 2005;222:107-17 pubmed publisher
    ..Our data suggest that OsSERK1 may partially mediate defense signal transduction in addition to its basic role in somatic embryogenesis...
  23. Wang L, Liao F, Zhu L, Peng X, Sun M. NtGNL1 is involved in embryonic cell division patterning, root elongation, and pollen tube growth in tobacco. New Phytol. 2008;179:81-93 pubmed publisher
  24. He Y, Wu Y. Oil body biogenesis during Brassica napus embryogenesis. J Integr Plant Biol. 2009;51:792-9 pubmed publisher
    ..napus cv. Topas, and that the size of the oil bodies was obviously smaller in the embryos of wrinkled1-3. Our results suggest that the oil body biogenesis might be coupled with the embryo chloroplast. ..
  25. Ye H, Du H, Tang N, Li X, Xiong L. Identification and expression profiling analysis of TIFY family genes involved in stress and phytohormone responses in rice. Plant Mol Biol. 2009;71:291-305 pubmed publisher
    ..These results suggest that the OsTIFY family may have important roles in response to abiotic stresses. The data presented in this report provide important clues for further elucidating the functions of the genes in the OsTIFY family. ..
  26. Liu J, Hua W, Zhan G, Wei F, Wang X, Liu G, et al. Increasing seed mass and oil content in transgenic Arabidopsis by the overexpression of wri1-like gene from Brassica napus. Plant Physiol Biochem. 2010;48:9-15 pubmed publisher
    ..In addition, Bnwri1 sequence polymorphism is highly related to oil content (p < 0.001). Taking together, Bnwri1 has potential applications in food and oil industries and in rapeseed breeding. ..
  27. Guo W, Duan Y, Olivares Fuster O, Wu Z, Arias C, Burns J, et al. Protoplast transformation and regeneration of transgenic Valencia sweet orange plants containing a juice quality-related pectin methylesterase gene. Plant Cell Rep. 2005;24:482-6 pubmed
    ..This method of transformation has the advantage over Agrobacterium-mediated transformation in that it requires no antibiotic-resistance genes. ..
  28. Xu C, Li X, Xue Y, Huang Y, Gao J, Xing Y. Comparison of quantitative trait loci controlling seedling characteristics at two seedling stages using rice recombinant inbred lines. Theor Appl Genet. 2004;109:640-7 pubmed
    ..Zhenshan 97 alleles had positive effects during the first 30 days of seedling growth, but thereafter the positive effects of Minghui 63 alleles on seedling growth gradually became more pronounced. ..
  29. Hu H, Dai M, Yao J, Xiao B, Li X, Zhang Q, et al. Overexpressing a NAM, ATAF, and CUC (NAC) transcription factor enhances drought resistance and salt tolerance in rice. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2006;103:12987-92 pubmed publisher
    ..DNA chip analysis revealed that a large number of stress-related genes were up-regulated in the SNAC1-overexpressing rice plants. Our data suggest that SNAC1 holds promising utility in improving drought and salinity tolerance in rice...
  30. Li X, Xu D, Wang X, Huang G, Luo J, Li D, et al. Three cotton genes preferentially expressed in flower tissues encode actin-depolymerizing factors which are involved in F-actin dynamics in cells. J Exp Bot. 2010;61:41-53 pubmed publisher
    ..Given all the above results together, it is proposed that the GhADF7 gene may play an important role in pollen development and germination...
  31. Xiao B, Chen X, Xiang C, Tang N, Zhang Q, Xiong L. Evaluation of seven function-known candidate genes for their effects on improving drought resistance of transgenic rice under field conditions. Mol Plant. 2009;2:73-83 pubmed publisher
    ..The results and experience obtained from this study could be a useful reference for drought resistance engineering in rice. ..
  32. Zou Q, Liu S, Dong X, Bi Y, Cao Y, Xu Q, et al. In vivo measurements of changes in pH triggered by oxalic acid in leaf tissue of transgenic oilseed rape. Phytochem Anal. 2007;18:341-6 pubmed
    ..were monitored in real time in vivo using this electrode. The results clearly showed that the transgenic oilseed rape was more resistant to OA than non-transgenic oilseed rape. ..
  33. Liu Y, Lu S, Zhang J, Liu S, Lu Y. A xyloglucan endotransglucosylase/hydrolase involves in growth of primary root and alters the deposition of cellulose in Arabidopsis. Planta. 2007;226:1547-60 pubmed
  34. Wang Z, Song J, Zhang Y, Yang B, Wang Y, Chen S. Mechanism analysis of broad-spectrum disease resistance induced by expression of anti-apoptotic p35 gene in tobacco. Sheng Wu Gong Cheng Xue Bao. 2008;24:1707-13 pubmed
  35. Dai M, Hu Y, Zhao Y, Liu H, Zhou D. A WUSCHEL-LIKE HOMEOBOX gene represses a YABBY gene expression required for rice leaf development. Plant Physiol. 2007;144:380-90 pubmed
    ..These data reveal a regulatory network involving YAB3, WOX3, and KNOX genes required for rice leaf development. ..
  36. Ni X, Tian Z, Liu J, Song B, Xie C. Cloning and molecular characterization of the potato RING finger protein gene StRFP1 and its function in potato broad-spectrum resistance against Phytophthora infestans. J Plant Physiol. 2010;167:488-96 pubmed publisher
    ..In contrast, StRFP1-silencing plants through RNAi were more susceptible to pathogen infection. The present results demonstrate that StRFP1 contributes to broad-spectrum resistance against P. infestans in potato...
  37. Cheng L, Li H, Qu B, Huang T, Tu J, Fu T, et al. Chloroplast transformation of rapeseed (Brassica napus) by particle bombardment of cotyledons. Plant Cell Rep. 2010;29:371-81 pubmed publisher
    ..These results suggest that rapeseed may be a suitable crop for chloroplast transformation with cotyledons as explants under appropriate conditions. ..
  38. Yuan M, Chu Z, Li X, Xu C, Wang S. Pathogen-induced expressional loss of function is the key factor in race-specific bacterial resistance conferred by a recessive R gene xa13 in rice. Plant Cell Physiol. 2009;50:947-55 pubmed publisher
    ..Thus, xa13 stands out from other R genes in that its functions in disease resistance are due to only the loss of pathogen-induced transcriptional motivation caused by natural selection...