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  1. Content type: Original Article

    The coprophilous ascomycete Sordaria fimicola usually reproduces sexually. Sexual differentiation in S. fimicola is accompanied by cellular and morphological changes, followed by multicellular tissue development ...

    Authors: Kulsumpun Krobanan and Wei-Chiang Shen

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2018 59:17

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  2. Content type: Review

    Among 300,000 species in angiosperms, Orchidaceae containing 30,000 species is one of the largest families. Almost every habitats on earth have orchid plants successfully colonized, and it indicates that orchi...

    Authors: Wen-Chieh Tsai, Anne Dievart, Chia-Chi Hsu, Yu-Yun Hsiao, Shang-Yi Chiou, Hsin Huang and Hong-Hwa Chen

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2017 58:61

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  3. Content type: Original article

    Nitrate uptake is a highly regulated process. Understanding the intricate interactions between nitrate availability and genetically-controlled nitrate acquisition and metabolism is essential for improving nitr...

    Authors: Abubakar Ibrahim, Xiao-Lu Jin, Yu-Bin Zhang, Jessica Cruz, Paveena Vichyavichien, Nwadiuto Esiobu and Xing-Hai Zhang

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2017 58:51

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  4. Content type: Original article

    Phalaenopsis bellina and its closely related species, P. violacea, emit linalool, geraniol and their derivatives as the predominant monoterpenes at the full-bloom stages. Geranyl dipho...

    Authors: Yu-Chen Chuang, Ming-Chi Lee, Ya-Lan Chang, Wen-Huei Chen and Hong-Hwa Chen

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2017 58:50

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  5. Content type: Original article

    Sunflower is recognized as one of the most important oil plants with strong tolerance to drought in the world. In order to study the response mechanisms of sunflower plants to drought stress, gene expression p...

    Authors: Chunbo Liang, Wenjun Wang, Jing Wang, Jun Ma, Cen Li, Fei Zhou, Shuquan Zhang, Ying Yu, Liguo Zhang, Weizhong Li and Xutang Huang

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2017 58:42

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  6. Content type: Original article

    Ginger (Zingiber officinale Rosc.) is a popular flavoring that widely used in Asian, and the volatile oil in ginger rhizomes adds a special fragrance and taste to foods. The bioactive compounds in ginger, such as...

    Authors: Yusong Jiang, Qinhong Liao, Yong Zou, Yiqing Liu and Jianbin Lan

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2017 58:41

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  7. Content type: Original article

    RNA editing is a process of post-transcriptional level of gene regulation by nucleotide modification. Previously, the chloroplast DNA of Taiwan endemic moth orchid, P. aphrodite subsp. formosana was determined, a...

    Authors: Ting-Chieh Chen, Yu-Chang Liu, Xuewen Wang, Chi-Hsuan Wu, Chih-Hao Huang and Ching-Chun Chang

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2017 58:38

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  8. Content type: Original Article

    Mungbean (Vigna radiata L. Wilczek) is an economically important legume of high nutritional value, however, its cultivation is limited by susceptibility to chilling. Varieties NM94 and VC1973A, with differential ...

    Authors: Li-Ru Chen, Chia-Yun Ko, William R. Folk and Tsai-Yun Lin

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2017 58:7

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  9. Content type: Review

    APETALA2/ethylene response factor (AP2/ERF) transcription factor (TF) is a superfamily in plant kingdom, which has been reported to be involved in regulation of plant growth and development, fruit ripening, de...

    Authors: Chao Gu, Zhi-Hua Guo, Ping-Ping Hao, Guo-Ming Wang, Zi-Ming Jin and Shao-Ling Zhang

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2017 58:6

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  10. Content type: Original article

    Catechins are the main polyphenol compounds in tea (Camellia sinensis). To understand the relationship between gene expression and product accumulation, the levels of catechins and relative expressions of key gen...

    Authors: Li-Qun Zhang, Kang Wei, Hao Cheng, Li-Yuan Wang and Cheng-Cai Zhang

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2016 57:31

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  11. Content type: Original article

    Lotus root is a traditional and popular aquatic vegetable in China. Starch is an important component of the rhizome and directly affects the quality of processed products. ADP -glucose pyrophosphorylase (AGPas...

    Authors: Libao Cheng, Xian Liu, Jingjing Yin, Jianqiu Yang, Yan Li, Linchong Hui, Shuyan Li and Liangjun Li

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2016 57:26

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  12. Content type: Original Article

    Anthocyanins are the conspicuous pigments of flowering plants and participate in several aspects of plant development and defense, such as seeds and pollens dispersal. Leaf colour (Lc) is the first basic/helix-lo...

    Authors: Zong-An Huang, Ting Zhao, Ning Wang and Shu-song Zheng

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2016 57:24

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  13. Content type: Original Article

    Wheat, one of the most important crops, has a detrimental effect on both yield and quality under drought stress. As our preliminary experiment showed that the Chinese Spring wheat-Aegilops longissima chromosome s...

    Authors: Jiaxing Zhou, Chaoying Ma, Shoumin Zhen, Min Cao, Friedich J. Zeller, Sai L. K. Hsam and Yueming Yan

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2016 57:20

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  14. Content type: Original Article

    SFARs (seed fatty acid reducers) belonging to the GDSL lipases/esterases family have been reported to reduce fatty acid storage and composition in mature Arabidopsis seeds. GDSL lipase...

    Authors: Li-Min Huang, Chia-Ping Lai, Long-Fang O. Chen, Ming-Tsair Chan and Jei-Fu Shaw

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2015 56:33

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  15. Content type: Original Article

    Asparagine (N)-linked glycosylation is one of the most crucial post-translational modifications, which is catalyzed in the lumen of the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) by the oligosaccharyltransferase (OST) in euka...

    Authors: Luyi Jiang, Xin Zhu, Jinmei Chen, Deyue Yang, Changfang Zhou and Zhi Hong

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2015 56:31

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  16. Content type: Research

    The mBFP is an improved variant of NADPH-dependent blue fluorescent protein that was originally identified from the non-bioluminescent pathogenic bacteria Vibrio vulnificus CKM-1. To explore the application of mB...

    Authors: Jin-Min Tu, Ming-Chung Chang, Lynn LH Huang, Ching-Dong Chang, Hao-Jen Huang, Ruey-Hua Lee and Ching-Chun Chang

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2014 55:79

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  17. Content type: Research

    In the floral ABC model, B-class genes comprised of DEFICIENS (DEF)/APETALA3 (AP3) and GLOBOSA (GLO)/PISTILLATA (PI) had been proposed to involve in second and third whorl floral organ development. However, less ...

    Authors: Kunmei Su, Zhenhuan Li and Zhiduan Chen

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2014 55:21

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  18. Content type: Research

    Phytocystatins are natural inhibitors of cysteine protease, and may regulate endo- or exo-genous proteolytic activities in plants. They are classified into Group I and II differing by the presence of C-termina...

    Authors: Mei-Ling Cheng, Jason T C Tzen, Douglas J H Shyu and Wing-Ming Chou

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2014 55:18

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  19. Content type: Research

    Arachis hypogaea L. (2n = 4× = 40, AABB) is one of the most important oil and economic crop plants in the word. This species has the largest genome size of about 2,813 Mb among the oil crop species. Zhonghua 8 is...

    Authors: Yu-Ning Chen, Wen-Hui Wei, Xiao-Ping Ren, Xue-Ya Zhao, Xiao-Jing Zhou, Li Huang, Xing-Chun Tang and Hui-Fang Jiang

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2014 55:8

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  20. Content type: Research

    Chronological age is the primary consideration when studying the physiological development, aging, and flowering of bamboo. However, it’s difficult to determine bamboo’s chronological age if the time of germin...

    Authors: Jin-Ling Yuan, Hui-Min Sun, Guang-Ping Guo, Jin-Jun Yue and Xiao-Ping Gu

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2014 55:4

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  21. Content type: Research

    Pepper, Capsicum annuum L., Solanaceae, is a major staple economically important vegetable crop worldwide. Limited functional genomics resources and whole genome association studies could be substantially improve...

    Authors: Yul-Kyun Ahn, Swati Tripathi, Young-Il Cho, Jeong-Ho Kim, Hye-Eun Lee, Do-Sun Kim, Jong-Gyu Woo and Myeong-Cheoul Cho

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2013 54:58

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  22. Content type: Research

    Accurate import of thousands of nuclear-encoded proteins is an important step in plastid biogenesis. However, the import machinery of cytosolic precursor proteins to plastids relies on the Toc and Tic (translo...

    Authors: Yu-Shan Liu and Chih-Wen Sun

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2013 54:40

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  23. Content type: Research

    Salvia miltiorrhiza Bunge (Danshen), an important herb in traditional Chinese medicine, is commonly used for treatment of cardiovascular diseases. One of the major bioactive constituents of Danshen, diterpenoid t...

    Authors: Hsin-Shueh Ho, Rishi Kishore Vishwakarma, Emily Chin-Fun Chen and Hsin-Sheng Tsay

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2013 54:37

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  24. Content type: Research

    Systematic acquired resistance (SAR) is an effective broad-spectrum defense mechanism that confers long-lasting protection against biotrophic pathogens trough defense related salicylic acid (SA) signaling. Gen...

    Authors: Jen-Chih Chen, Hsiang-Chia Lu, Cheng-En Chen, Hua-Fang Hsu, Hong-Hwa Chen and Hsin-Hung Yeh

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2013 54:31

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  25. Content type: Research

    The rice gene, OsMADS45, which belongs to the MADS-box E class gene, participates in the regulation of floral development. Previous studies have revealed that ectopic expression of OsMADS45 induces early flowerin...

    Authors: Jiun-Da Wang, Shuen-Fang Lo, Yan-Suan Li, Po-Ju Chen, Shih-Yun Lin, Teh-Yuan Ho, Jenq-Horng Lin and Liang-Jwu Chen

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2013 54:12

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