brassica napus

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Summary: A plant species of the family BRASSICACEAE best known for the edible roots.

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  1. Troncoso Ponce M, Kilaru A, Cao X, Durrett T, Fan J, Jensen J, et al. Comparative deep transcriptional profiling of four developing oilseeds. Plant J. 2011;68:1014-27 pubmed publisher
    ..pyrosequencing, we generated over 7 million ESTs from four stages of developing seeds of Ricinus communis, Brassica napus, Euonymus alatus and Tropaeolum majus, which differ in their storage tissue for oil, their ability to ..
  2. Shi L, Shi T, Broadley M, White P, Long Y, Meng J, et al. High-throughput root phenotyping screens identify genetic loci associated with root architectural traits in Brassica napus under contrasting phosphate availabilities. Ann Bot. 2013;112:381-9 pubmed publisher
    ..quantitative trait loci (QTL) associated with these traits, under low Pi (LP) and high Pi (HP) availability in Brassica napus. Root architectural traits were characterized in seedlings of a double haploid (DH) mapping population (n = ..
  3. Hay J, Schwender J. Metabolic network reconstruction and flux variability analysis of storage synthesis in developing oilseed rape (Brassica napus L.) embryos. Plant J. 2011;67:526-41 pubmed publisher
    ..reaction directionality we reconstructed bna572, a stoichiometric metabolic network model representing Brassica napus seed storage metabolism...
  4. Dubas E, Custers J, Kieft H, Wedzony M, Van Lammeren A. Microtubule configurations and nuclear DNA synthesis during initiation of suspensor-bearing embryos from Brassica napus cv. Topas microspores. Plant Cell Rep. 2011;30:2105-16 pubmed publisher
    In the new Brassica napus microspore culture system, wherein embryos with suspensors are formed, ab initio mimics zygotic embryogenesis...
  5. Zhou Z, Dun X, Xia S, Shi D, Qin M, Yi B, et al. BnMs3 is required for tapetal differentiation and degradation, microspore separation, and pollen-wall biosynthesis in Brassica napus. J Exp Bot. 2012;63:2041-58 pubmed publisher
    7365AB, a recessive genetic male sterility system, is controlled by BnMs3 in Brassica napus, which encodes a Tic40 protein required for tapetum development...
  6. Higgins J, Magusin A, Trick M, Fraser F, Bancroft I. Use of mRNA-seq to discriminate contributions to the transcriptome from the constituent genomes of the polyploid crop species Brassica napus. BMC Genomics. 2012;13:247 pubmed publisher
    ..Oilseed rape (Brassica napus) is widely used to study the process of polyploidy both in artificially resynthesised and natural forms...
  7. Andre C, Haslam R, Shanklin J. Feedback regulation of plastidic acetyl-CoA carboxylase by 18:1-acyl carrier protein in Brassica napus. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2012;109:10107-12 pubmed publisher
    ..The goal of this research was to identify potential feedback regulation of fatty acid biosynthesis in Brassica napus embryo-derived cell cultures and to characterize both the feedback signals and enzymatic targets of the ..
  8. Xu M, Dong Y, Zhang Q, Zhang L, Luo Y, Sun J, et al. Identification of miRNAs and their targets from Brassica napus by high-throughput sequencing and degradome analysis. BMC Genomics. 2012;13:421 pubmed publisher
    ..Oilseed rape (Brassica napus) is one of the most important crops in China, Europe and other Asian countries with publicly available ..
  9. Wang J, Jiang J, Li X, Li A, Zhang Y, Guan R, et al. Complete sequence of heterogenous-composition mitochondrial genome (Brassica napus) and its exogenous source. BMC Genomics. 2012;13:675 pubmed publisher
    ..segment orf138 from the mitochondrial genome of radish (Raphanus sativus) to its counterpart in rapeseed (Brassica napus) demonstrates that this inheritance mode derives from the cytoplasm of both parents...

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  1. Tochigi T, Udagawa H, Li F, Kitashiba H, Nishio T. The self-compatibility mechanism in Brassica napus L. is applicable to F1 hybrid breeding. Theor Appl Genet. 2011;123:475-82 pubmed publisher
    b>Brassica napus, an allopolyploid species having the A genome of B. rapa and the C genome of B. oleracea, is self-compatible, although both B. rapa and B. oleracea are self-incompatible...
  2. Clauss K, von Roepenack Lahaye E, Bottcher C, Roth M, Welti R, Erban A, et al. Overexpression of sinapine esterase BnSCE3 in oilseed rape seeds triggers global changes in seed metabolism. Plant Physiol. 2011;155:1127-45 pubmed publisher
    ..is the predominant phenolic compound in a complex group of sinapate esters in seeds of oilseed rape (Brassica napus). Sinapine has antinutritive activity and prevents the use of seed protein for food and feed...
  3. Jolivet P, Boulard C, Bellamy A, Valot B, D Andrea S, Zivy M, et al. Oil body proteins sequentially accumulate throughout seed development in Brassica napus. J Plant Physiol. 2011;168:2015-20 pubmed publisher
    ..OBs from rapeseed (Brassica napus) consist of a triacylglycerol (TAG) core surrounded by a phospholipid monolayer embedded with integral ..
  4. Zhao Y, Wang M, Fu S, Yang W, Qi C, Wang X. Small RNA profiling in two Brassica napus cultivars identifies microRNAs with oil production- and development-correlated expression and new small RNA classes. Plant Physiol. 2012;158:813-23 pubmed publisher
    ..regulators of plant development and seed formation, yet their population and abundance in the oil crop Brassica napus are still not well understood, especially at different developmental stages and among cultivars with varied ..
  5. Tschiersch H, Liebsch G, Borisjuk L, Stangelmayer A, Rolletschek H. An imaging method for oxygen distribution, respiration and photosynthesis at a microscopic level of resolution. New Phytol. 2012;196:926-36 pubmed publisher
    ..We conclude that the novel sensor set-up can visualize gradients in oxygen-consuming and producing processes, thereby facilitating the study of the spatial dynamics of respiration and photosynthesis in heterogeneous plant tissues. ..
  6. Borgen B, Ahuja I, Thangstad O, Honne B, Rohloff J, Rossiter J, et al. 'Myrosin cells' are not a prerequisite for aphid feeding on oilseed rape (Brassica napus) but affect host plant preferences. Plant Biol (Stuttg). 2012;14:894-904 pubmed publisher
    ..Transgenic Brassica napus MINELESS have been produced by transgenic ablation of myrosin cells...
  7. Sarilar V, Palacios P, Rousselet A, Ridel C, Falque M, Eber F, et al. Allopolyploidy has a moderate impact on restructuring at three contrasting transposable element insertion sites in resynthesized Brassica napus allotetraploids. New Phytol. 2013;198:593-604 pubmed publisher
    ..polymorphism (SSAP) markers for three contrasting TEs, and compared profiles between resynthesized Brassica napus allotetraploids and their diploid Brassica progenitors...
  8. Li C, Fu S, Chen X, Qi C. Phenotypic characterization and genetic analysis of a partially female-sterile mutant in Brassica napus. Plant Sci. 2012;185-186:112-7 pubmed publisher
    mfs is a partially female-sterile Brassica napus mutant derived from a spontaneous mutation. When the mutant is crossed as a female, very poor seed set is obtained, whereas it is fertile as a pollen donor...
  9. Chen G, Deng W, Peng F, Truksa M, Singer S, Snyder C, et al. Brassica napus TT16 homologs with different genomic origins and expression levels encode proteins that regulate a broad range of endothelium-associated genes at the transcriptional level. Plant J. 2013;74:663-77 pubmed publisher
    ..Therefore, we endeavored to characterize four TT16 homologs from the allotetraploid oil crop species Brassica napus, and systematically explore their regulatory function in endothelial development...
  10. Mei J, Li Q, Qian L, Fu Y, Li J, Frauen M, et al. Genetic investigation of the origination of allopolyploid with virtually synthesized lines: application to the C subgenome of Brassica napus. Heredity (Edinb). 2011;106:955-61 pubmed publisher
    ..We applied this strategy to investigate the progenitors of the C subgenome of Brassica napus (rapeseed, AACC). A total of 39 accessions from 10 wild and 7 cultivated types of the B...
  11. Jiang J, Shao Y, Du K, Ran L, Fang X, Wang Y. Use of digital gene expression to discriminate gene expression differences in early generations of resynthesized Brassica napus and its diploid progenitors. BMC Genomics. 2013;14:72 pubmed publisher
    ..b>Brassica napus L...
  12. Smooker A, Wells R, Morgan C, Beaudoin F, Cho K, Fraser F, et al. The identification and mapping of candidate genes and QTL involved in the fatty acid desaturation pathway in Brassica napus. Theor Appl Genet. 2011;122:1075-90 pubmed publisher
    ..for the population QDH, which was derived from a cross between an oilseed rape cultivar and a resynthesised Brassica napus. The linkage map included ten markers linked to loci orthologous to those encoding fatty acid biosynthesis ..
  13. Bus A, Körber N, Snowdon R, Stich B. Patterns of molecular variation in a species-wide germplasm set of Brassica napus. Theor Appl Genet. 2011;123:1413-23 pubmed publisher
    Rapeseed (Brassica napus L.) is the leading European oilseed crop serving as source for edible oil and renewable energy. The objectives of our study were to (i) examine the population structure of a large and diverse set of B...
  14. Yang Q, Fan C, Guo Z, Qin J, Wu J, Li Q, et al. Identification of FAD2 and FAD3 genes in Brassica napus genome and development of allele-specific markers for high oleic and low linolenic acid contents. Theor Appl Genet. 2012;125:715-29 pubmed publisher
    ..contents in seeds is one of the major goals for quality breeding after removal of erucic acid in oilseed rape (Brassica napus)...
  15. de Campos S, Youn J, Farina R, Jaenicke S, Jünemann S, Szczepanowski R, et al. Changes in root bacterial communities associated to two different development stages of canola (Brassica napus L. var oleifera) evaluated through next-generation sequencing technology. Microb Ecol. 2013;65:593-601 pubmed publisher
    ..work, the diversity of root bacterial communities associated to two different developmental phases of canola (Brassica napus L.) plants was assessed through the application of new generation sequencing technology...
  16. Szadkowski E, Eber F, Huteau V, Lode M, Coriton O, Jenczewski E, et al. Polyploid formation pathways have an impact on genetic rearrangements in resynthesized Brassica napus. New Phytol. 2011;191:884-94 pubmed publisher
    ..We conclude that polyploid formation pathways differ in their genetic outcome. Our study opens up perspectives for the understanding of polyploid origins. ..
  17. Zhang L, Song J, Shu X, Zhang Y, Yang Z. miR395 is involved in detoxification of cadmium in Brassica napus. J Hazard Mater. 2013;250-251:204-11 pubmed publisher
    ..In this study, transgenic rapeseed (Brassica napus) over-expressing miR395 was identified under Cd stress...
  18. Hua W, Li R, Zhan G, Liu J, Li J, Wang X, et al. Maternal control of seed oil content in Brassica napus: the role of silique wall photosynthesis. Plant J. 2012;69:432-44 pubmed publisher
    ..Taken together, our results highlight an important role of silique wall photosynthesis in the regulation of seed oil content in terms of maternal effects. ..
  19. Chen J, Guan R, Chang S, Du T, Zhang H, Xing H. Substoichiometrically different mitotypes coexist in mitochondrial genomes of Brassica napus L. PLoS ONE. 2011;6:e17662 pubmed publisher
    Cytoplasmic male sterility (CMS) has been identified in numerous plant species. Brassica napus CMS plants, such as Polima (pol), MI, and Shaan 2A, have been identified independently by different researchers with different materials in ..
  20. Shi J, Li R, Zou J, Long Y, Meng J. A dynamic and complex network regulates the heterosis of yield-correlated traits in rapeseed (Brassica napus L.). PLoS ONE. 2011;6:e21645 pubmed publisher
    ..F(2) population was produced by random intercross among 202 lines of a double haploid population in rapeseed (Brassica napus L.)...
  21. Wang X, Wang H, Long Y, Li D, Yin Y, Tian J, et al. Identification of QTLs associated with oil content in a high-oil Brassica napus cultivar and construction of a high-density consensus map for QTLs comparison in B. napus. PLoS ONE. 2013;8:e80569 pubmed publisher
    ..These findings enriched our knowledge of QTLs for oil content and should be a potential in marker-assisted breeding of B. napus. ..
  22. Guan M, Li X, Guan C. Microarray analysis of differentially expressed genes between Brassica napus strains with high- and low-oleic acid contents. Plant Cell Rep. 2012;31:929-43 pubmed publisher
    ..employed microarray technology to investigate the difference in gene expression profile between two different Brassica napus strains with high-C18:1 (71.71%) and low-C18:1 (55.6%) contents, respectively...
  23. Chen L, Zhong H, Ren F, Guo Q, Hu X, Li X. A novel cold-regulated gene, COR25, of Brassica napus is involved in plant response and tolerance to cold stress. Plant Cell Rep. 2011;30:463-71 pubmed publisher
    ..In this study, a cold-regulated gene encoding 25 KDa of protein was isolated from Brassica napus cDNA library using a macroarray analysis, and is consequently designated as BnCOR25...
  24. Chen X, Truksa M, Snyder C, El Mezawy A, Shah S, Weselake R. Three homologous genes encoding sn-glycerol-3-phosphate acyltransferase 4 exhibit different expression patterns and functional divergence in Brassica napus. Plant Physiol. 2011;155:851-65 pubmed publisher
    b>Brassica napus is an allotetraploid (AACC) formed from the fusion of two diploid progenitors, Brassica rapa (AA) and Brassica oleracea (CC)...
  25. Xiong Z, Gaeta R, Pires J. Homoeologous shuffling and chromosome compensation maintain genome balance in resynthesized allopolyploid Brassica napus. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2011;108:7908-13 pubmed publisher
    ..to identify all of the homoeologous chromosomes, we conducted a cytological investigation of 50 resynthesized Brassica napus allopolyploids across generations S(0:1) to S(5:6) and in the S(10:11) generation...
  26. Ding G, Zhao Z, Liao Y, Hu Y, Shi L, Long Y, et al. Quantitative trait loci for seed yield and yield-related traits, and their responses to reduced phosphorus supply in Brassica napus. Ann Bot. 2012;109:747-59 pubmed publisher
    One of the key targets of breeding programmes in rapeseed (Brassica napus) is to develop high-yield varieties. However, the lack of available phosphorus (P) in soils seriously limits rapeseed production...
  27. Yan X, Zhang L, Chen B, Xiong Z, Chen C, Wang L, et al. Functional identification and characterization of the Brassica napus transcription factor gene BnAP2, the ortholog of Arabidopsis thaliana APETALA2. PLoS ONE. 2012;7:e33890 pubmed publisher
    BnAP2, an APETALA2 (AP2)-like gene, has been isolated from Brassica napus cultivar Zhongshuang 9. The cDNA of BnAP2, with 1, 299 bp in length, encoded a transcription factor comprising of 432 amino acid residues...
  28. Li X, Qin J, Wang Q, Wu X, Lang C, Pan H, et al. Metabolic engineering of isoflavone genistein in Brassica napus with soybean isoflavone synthase. Plant Cell Rep. 2011;30:1435-42 pubmed publisher
    ..b>Brassica napus is a non-legume oilseed crop with vegetative tissues producing phenylpropanoids and flavonoids, but does not ..
  29. Liang W, Yang B, Yu B, Zhou Z, Li C, Jia M, et al. Identification and analysis of MKK and MPK gene families in canola (Brassica napus L.). BMC Genomics. 2013;14:392 pubmed publisher
    ..Canola (oilseed rape, Brassica napus) is a major crop in temperate regions...
  30. Seguí Simarro J, Corral Martínez P, Corredor E, Raska I, Testillano P, Risueno M. A change of developmental program induces the remodeling of the interchromatin domain during microspore embryogenesis in Brassica napus L. J Plant Physiol. 2011;168:746-57 pubmed publisher
    ..In addition, we document the presence of two structurally different types of CBs, and of IGC and CB-associated regions, similar to those present in animal cells, and not yet described in plants. ..
  31. Schafer M, Ross A, Londo J, Burdick C, Lee E, Travers S, et al. The establishment of genetically engineered canola populations in the U.S. PLoS ONE. 2011;6:e25736 pubmed publisher
    ..In this study we conducted a systematic roadside survey of canola (Brassica napus) populations growing outside of cultivation in North Dakota, USA, the dominant canola growing region in the U...
  32. Zhu Y, Cao Z, Xu F, Huang Y, Chen M, Guo W, et al. Analysis of gene expression profiles of two near-isogenic lines differing at a QTL region affecting oil content at high temperatures during seed maturation in oilseed rape (Brassica napus L.). Theor Appl Genet. 2012;124:515-31 pubmed publisher
    ..two near-isogenic lines (NIL-9 and NIL-1), differing mainly at a QTL region influencing oil content on Brassica napus chromosome C2 (qOC.C2.2) under high temperature during seed maturation...
  33. Yang P, Shu C, Chen L, Xu J, Wu J, Liu K. Identification of a major QTL for silique length and seed weight in oilseed rape (Brassica napus L.). Theor Appl Genet. 2012;125:285-96 pubmed publisher
    ..SW) are two important yield-related traits controlled by quantitative trait loci (QTL) in oilseed rape (Brassica napus L.). The genetic bases underlying these two traits are largely unknown at present...
  34. Saadia M, Jamil A, Akram N, Ashraf M. A study of proline metabolism in canola (Brassica napus L.) seedlings under salt stress. Molecules. 2012;17:5803-15 pubmed publisher
    ..Dunkled) and salt-sensitive (cv. Cyclone) canola (Brassica napus L...
  35. Cai G, Yang Q, Yang Q, Zhao Z, Chen H, Wu J, et al. Identification of candidate genes of QTLs for seed weight in Brassica napus through comparative mapping among Arabidopsis and Brassica species. BMC Genet. 2012;13:105 pubmed publisher
    ..QTLs for seed weight in B. napus have been identified, but information on candidate genes for identified QTLs of this important trait is still rare...
  36. Bancroft I, Morgan C, Fraser F, Higgins J, Wells R, Clissold L, et al. Dissecting the genome of the polyploid crop oilseed rape by transcriptome sequencing. Nat Biotechnol. 2011;29:762-6 pubmed publisher
    ..challenge, we sequenced leaf transcriptomes across a mapping population of the polyploid crop oilseed rape (Brassica napus) and representative ancestors of the parents of the population...
  37. Yu F, Gugel R, Kutcher H, Peng G, Rimmer S. Identification and mapping of a novel blackleg resistance locus LepR4 in the progenies from Brassica napus × B. rapa subsp. sylvestris. Theor Appl Genet. 2013;126:307-15 pubmed publisher
    Blackleg, caused by Leptosphaeria maculans, is one of the most economically important diseases of Brassica napus worldwide. Two blackleg-resistant lines, 16S and 61446, were developed through interspecific hybridization between B...
  38. Zhao Z, Wu L, Nian F, Ding G, Shi T, Zhang D, et al. Dissecting quantitative trait loci for boron efficiency across multiple environments in Brassica napus. PLoS ONE. 2012;7:e45215 pubmed publisher
    ..However, B deficiency, leading to yield decreases, is an agricultural problem worldwide. Brassica napus is one of the most sensitive crops to B deficiency, and considerable genotypic variation exists among ..
  39. Zhou Z, Song J, Yang Z. Genome-wide identification of Brassica napus microRNAs and their targets in response to cadmium. J Exp Bot. 2012;63:4597-613 pubmed publisher
    ..The toxic heavy metal cadmium (Cd) induces expression of several miRNAs in rapeseed (Brassica napus), but it is not known on a genome-wide scale how the expression of miRNAs and their target genes, is regulated ..
  40. Dubas E, Janowiak F, Krzewska M, Hura T, Zur I. Endogenous ABA concentration and cytoplasmic membrane fluidity in microspores of oilseed rape (Brassica napus L.) genotypes differing in responsiveness to androgenesis induction. Plant Cell Rep. 2013;32:1465-75 pubmed publisher
    ..Both parameters were monitored in microspores of two Brassica napus L. genotypes differing in their response to androgenic induction under heat (1 day at 32 °C)...
  41. Hecht M, Oehen B, Schulze J, Brodmann P, Bagutti C. Detection of feral GT73 transgenic oilseed rape (Brassica napus) along railway lines on entry routes to oilseed factories in Switzerland. Environ Sci Pollut Res Int. 2014;21:1455-65 pubmed publisher
    To obtain a reference status prior to cultivation of genetically modified oilseed rape (OSR, Brassica napus L.) in Switzerland, the occurrence of feral OSR was monitored along transportation routes and at processing sites...
  42. Tan H, Yang X, Zhang F, Zheng X, Qu C, Mu J, et al. Enhanced seed oil production in canola by conditional expression of Brassica napus LEAFY COTYLEDON1 and LEC1-LIKE in developing seeds. Plant Physiol. 2011;156:1577-88 pubmed publisher
    ..Overexpression of AtLEC1 and its orthologs in canola (Brassica napus), BnLEC1 and BnL1L, causes an increased fatty acid level in transgenic Arabidopsis plants, which, however, ..
  43. Hou J, Long Y, Raman H, Zou X, Wang J, Dai S, et al. A Tourist-like MITE insertion in the upstream region of the BnFLC.A10 gene is associated with vernalization requirement in rapeseed (Brassica napus L.). BMC Plant Biol. 2012;12:238 pubmed publisher
    Rapeseed (Brassica napus L.) has spring and winter genotypes adapted to different growing seasons...
  44. Feng J, Long Y, Shi L, Shi J, Barker G, Meng J. Characterization of metabolite quantitative trait loci and metabolic networks that control glucosinolate concentration in the seeds and leaves of Brassica napus. New Phytol. 2012;193:96-108 pubmed publisher
    ..components in both leaves and seeds of a doubled-haploid (DH) mapping population of oilseed rape/canola (Brassica napus)...
  45. Yu B, Gruber M, Khachatourians G, Zhou R, Epp D, Hegedus D, et al. Arabidopsis cpSRP54 regulates carotenoid accumulation in Arabidopsis and Brassica napus. J Exp Bot. 2012;63:5189-202 pubmed publisher
    ..Transformation of A. thaliana and Brassica napus with a gDNA encoding the Arabidopsis cpSRP54 showed the utility of this gene in enhancing levels of seed ..
  46. Larkan N, Lydiate D, Parkin I, Nelson M, Epp D, Cowling W, et al. The Brassica napus blackleg resistance gene LepR3 encodes a receptor-like protein triggered by the Leptosphaeria maculans effector AVRLM1. New Phytol. 2013;197:595-605 pubmed publisher
    LepR3, found in the Brassica napus cv 'Surpass 400', provides race-specific resistance to the fungal pathogen Leptosphaeria maculans, which was overcome after great devastation in Australia in 2004...
  47. Gladbach D, Holzschuh A, Scherber C, Thies C, Dormann C, Tscharntke T. Crop-noncrop spillover: arable fields affect trophic interactions on wild plants in surrounding habitats. Oecologia. 2011;166:433-41 pubmed publisher
    ..We investigated how oilseed rape (OSR; Brassica napus, Brassicaceae) affects noncrop plants in managed systems and semi-natural habitat, using trophic interactions ..
  48. Wang J, Lydiate D, Parkin I, Falentin C, Delourme R, Carion P, et al. Integration of linkage maps for the Amphidiploid Brassica napus and comparative mapping with Arabidopsis and Brassica rapa. BMC Genomics. 2011;12:101 pubmed publisher
    ..The integration of these genetic maps will enhance genetic resolution, and provide a means to navigate between sequence-tagged loci, and with contiguous genome sequences as these become available...
  49. Jung J, Kim H, Go Y, Lee S, Hur C, Kim H, et al. Identification of functional BrFAD2-1 gene encoding microsomal delta-12 fatty acid desaturase from Brassica rapa and development of Brassica napus containing high oleic acid contents. Plant Cell Rep. 2011;30:1881-92 pubmed publisher
    ..rapa harbors only one functional FAD2 that can be utilized for the development of the high-oleic acid Korean rapeseed cultivar Tammi, which might be useful for both human consumption and industrial applications...
  50. Sun J, Shi L, Zhang C, Xu F. Cloning and characterization of boron transporters in Brassica napus. Mol Biol Rep. 2012;39:1963-73 pubmed publisher
    Six full-length cDNA encoding boron transporters (BOR) were isolated from Brassica napus (AACC) by rapid amplification of cDNA ends (RACE)...
  51. Körbes A, Machado R, Guzmán F, Almerão M, de Oliveira L, Loss Morais G, et al. Identifying conserved and novel microRNAs in developing seeds of Brassica napus using deep sequencing. PLoS ONE. 2012;7:e50663 pubmed publisher
    MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are important post-transcriptional regulators of plant development and seed formation. In Brassica napus, an important edible oil crop, valuable lipids are synthesized and stored in specific seed tissues during ..
  52. Liu Y, Wei W, Ma K, Li J, Liang Y, Darmency H. Consequences of gene flow between oilseed rape (Brassica napus) and its relatives. Plant Sci. 2013;211:42-51 pubmed publisher
    ..This review paper focuses on this issue for oilseed rape, Brassica napus L., a species that produces huge numbers of pollen grains and seeds...
  53. Cao Z, Geng B, Xu S, Xuan W, Nie L, Shen W, et al. BnHO1, a haem oxygenase-1 gene from Brassica napus, is required for salinity and osmotic stress-induced lateral root formation. J Exp Bot. 2011;62:4675-89 pubmed publisher
    In this report, a rapeseed (Brassica napus) haem oxygenase-1 gene BnHO1 was cloned and sequenced. It shared high homology with Arabidopsis HY1 proteins, and encodes a 32...
  54. Cárdenas P, Gajardo H, Huebert T, Parkin I, Iniguez Luy F, Federico M. Retention of triplicated phytoene synthase (PSY) genes in Brassica napus L. and its diploid progenitors during the evolution of the Brassiceae. Theor Appl Genet. 2012;124:1215-28 pubmed publisher
    ..first committed reaction of the carotenoid biosynthetic pathway, which has been shown to be rate-limiting in Brassica napus seeds. In Arabidopsis thaliana, a single PSY gene (AtPSY) regulates phytoene synthesis in all tissues...
  55. Lu S, Bahn S, Qu G, Qin H, Hong Y, Xu Q, et al. Increased expression of phospholipase D?1 in guard cells decreases water loss with improved seed production under drought in Brassica napus. Plant Biotechnol J. 2013;11:380-9 pubmed publisher
    ..we introduced Arabidopsis PLD?1 under the control of a guard cell-specific promoter AtKatIpro into two canola (Brassica napus) cultivars...
  56. Shi T, Li R, Zhao Z, Ding G, Long Y, Meng J, et al. QTL for yield traits and their association with functional genes in response to phosphorus deficiency in Brassica napus. PLoS ONE. 2013;8:e54559 pubmed publisher
    Oilseed rape (Brassica napus L.) is one of the most important oil crops. A primary limitation to the cultivation of this crop is the lack of available phosphorus (P) in soils...
  57. Zhuang J, Sun C, Zhou X, Xiong A, Zhang J. Isolation and characterization of an AP2/ERF-RAV transcription factor BnaRAV-1-HY15 in Brassica napus L. HuYou15. Mol Biol Rep. 2011;38:3921-8 pubmed publisher
    ..Here, a RAV-like gene, BnaRAV-1-HY15, was isolated from Brassica napus L. cv HuYou15...
  58. Lee C, Kim H, Choi K, Chung K, Choi Y, Jang M, et al. Murine immune responses to a Plasmodium vivax-derived chimeric recombinant protein expressed in Brassica napus. Malar J. 2011;10:106 pubmed publisher
    ..Second, the circumsporozoite protein (CSP), a component of sporozoites that contains a B-cell epitope...
  59. Wang N, Qian W, Suppanz I, Wei L, Mao B, Long Y, et al. Flowering time variation in oilseed rape (Brassica napus L.) is associated with allelic variation in the FRIGIDA homologue BnaA.FRI.a. J Exp Bot. 2011;62:5641-58 pubmed publisher
    Oilseed rape (Brassica napus L.) is a major oil crop which is grown worldwide. Adaptation to different environments and regional climatic conditions involves variation in the regulation of flowering time...
  60. Singh S, Braus Stromeyer S, Timpner C, Valerius O, von Tiedemann A, Karlovsky P, et al. The plant host Brassica napus induces in the pathogen Verticillium longisporum the expression of functional catalase peroxidase which is required for the late phase of disease. Mol Plant Microbe Interact. 2012;25:569-81 pubmed publisher
    ..Verticillium longisporum is host specific to members of the family Brassicaceae, including oilseed rape (Brassica napus) as the economically most important crop...
  61. Raman R, Taylor B, Marcroft S, Stiller J, Eckermann P, Coombes N, et al. Molecular mapping of qualitative and quantitative loci for resistance to Leptosphaeria maculans causing blackleg disease in canola (Brassica napus L.). Theor Appl Genet. 2012;125:405-18 pubmed publisher
    ..trait loci controlling blackleg resistance in a doubled-haploid population derived from the Australian canola (Brassica napus L.) cultivars Skipton and Ag-Spectrum using the whole-genome average interval mapping approach...
  62. Tewari R, Watanabe D, Watanabe M. Chloroplastic NADPH oxidase-like activity-mediated perpetual hydrogen peroxide generation in the chloroplast induces apoptotic-like death of Brassica napus leaf protoplasts. Planta. 2012;235:99-110 pubmed publisher
    ..The isolation of protoplasts induces reactive oxygen species (ROS) generation in Brassica napus leaf protoplasts...
  63. Raman H, Raman R, Nelson M, Aslam M, Rajasekaran R, Wratten N, et al. Diversity array technology markers: genetic diversity analyses and linkage map construction in rapeseed (Brassica napus L.). DNA Res. 2012;19:51-65 pubmed publisher
    We developed Diversity Array Technology (DArT) markers for application in genetic studies of Brassica napus and other Brassica species with A or C genomes. Genomic representation from 107 diverse genotypes of B. napus L. var...
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