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Dissecting conserved cis-regulatory modules of Glu-1 promoters which confer the highly active endosperm-specific expression via stable wheat transformation

February 2019
Jihu Li | Ke Wang | Genying Li | Yulian Li | Yong Zhang | Zhiyong Liu | Xingguo Ye | Xianchun Xia | Zhonghu He | Shuanghe Cao

Wheat high-molecular-weight glutenin subunits (HMW-GS) determine dough elasticity and play an essential role in processing quality. HMW-GS are encoded by Glu-1 genes and controlled primarily at transcriptional...

Imprinting, methylation, and expression characterization of the maize ETHYLENE-INSENSITIVE 2-like gene

February 2019
Xiupeng Mei | Ping Li | Lu Wang | Chaoxian Liu | Lian Zhou | Chunyan Li | Yilin Cai

The endosperm plays essential roles in embryogenesis and seed germination and provides abundant resources for human food and industrial products. Identification of genes regulating the development of...

Fast mapping of a chlorophyll b synthesis-deficiency gene in barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) via bulked-segregant analysis with reduced-representation sequencing

February 2019
Dongdong Xu | Dan Sun | Yanling Diao | Minxuan Liu | Jia Gao | Bin Wu | Xingmiao Yuan | Ping Lu | Zongwen Zhang | Jing Zhang | Ganggang Guo

Bulked-segregant analysis coupled with next-generation sequencing (BSA-seq) has emerged as an efficient tool for genetic mapping of single genes or major quantitative trait loci controlling (agronomic)...

Variation in allelic frequencies at loci associated with kernel weight and their effects on kernel weight-related traits in winter wheat

February 2019
Teng Li | Hongwei Liu | Chunyan Mai | Guangjun Yu | Huili Li | Lingzhi Meng | Dawei Jian | Li Yang | Yang Zhou | Hongjun Zhang | Hongjie Li

Knowledge of allelic frequencies at loci associated with kernel weight and effects on kernel weight-related traits is crucial for yield improvement in wheat. Kernel weight-related traits were evaluated...

The spike weight contribution of the photosynthetic area above the upper internode in a winter wheat under different nitrogen and mulching regimes

February 2019
Wei Chen | Jingjuan Zhang | Xiping Deng

Besides leaves, non-foliar green organs such as stem and spike are also considered photosynthetic organs. To assess the photosynthetic contributions of these organs, the correlations between these photosynthetic...

Genome-wide association mapping of stress-tolerance traits in cotton

February 2019
Heng Sun | Minghui Meng | Zhenhua Yan | Zhongxu Lin | Xinhui Nie | Xiyan Yang

Environmental stresses severely impair cotton production worldwide. To identify the genetic basis of, and molecular markers associated with, environmental stresses such as salt, cold and Verticillium...

Evaluation of maize inbred lines and topcross progeny for resistance to pre-harvest aflatoxin contamination

February 2019
Jake C. Fountain | Hamed K. Abbas | Brian T. Scully | Hong Li | Robert D. Lee | Robert C. Kemerait | Baozhu Guo

Pre-harvest aflatoxin contamination occurs in maize following kernel colonization by Aspergillus flavus. Aflatoxin contamination resistance is a highly desired trait in maize breeding programs. The...

Timing and splitting of nitrogen fertilizer supply to increase crop yield and efficiency of nitrogen utilization in a wheat–peanut relay intercropping system in China

February 2019
Zhaoxin Liu | Fang Gao | Yan Liu | Jianqun Yang | Xiaoyv Zhen | Xinxin Li | Ying Li | Jihao Zhao | Jinrong Li | Bichang Qian | Dongqing Yang | Xiangdong Li

Agronomically optimizing the timing and rates of nitrogen (N) fertilizer application can increase crop yield and decrease N loss to the environment. Wheat (Triticum aestivum L.)–peanut (Arachis hypogaea...

The soft glumes of common wheat are sterile-lemmas as determined by the domestication gene Q

February 2019
Gaoyuan Song | Guoliang Sun | Xingchen Kong | Meiling Jia | Ke Wang | Xingguo Ye | Yun Zhou | Shuaifeng Geng | Long Mao | Aili Li

The Q gene in common wheat encodes an APETALA2 (AP2) transcription factor that causes the free threshing attribute. Wheat spikelets bearing several florets are subtended by a pair of soft glumes that...

Diversity and interaction of common bacterial blight disease-causing bacteria (Xanthomonas spp.) with Phaseolus vulgaris L.

February 2019
Joab K. Tugume | Geoffrey Tusiime | Allan Male Sekamate | Robin Buruchara | Clare Mugisha Mukankusi

Common bacterial blight (CBB) is associated with common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.), an important grain legume for human consumption worldwide. The disease, caused by Xanthomonas spp. is spread mainly...

Accumulation of glycolipids in wheat grain and their role in hardness during grain development

February 2019
Haixia Qin | Dongyun Ma | Xin Huang | Jie Zhang | Wan Sun | Gege Hou | Chenyang Wang | Tiancai Guo

Grain hardness is an important parameter for wheat quality. To understand the role of glycolipids in the formation of grain hardness, the glycolipid contents in wholegrain wheat flour and the starch...

Evaluation of host resistance and fungicide application as tools for the management of root rot of field pea caused by Aphanomyces euteiches

February 2019
Longfei Wu | Kan-Fa Chang | Sheau-Fang Hwang | Robert Conner | Rudolph Fredua-Agyeman | David Feindel | Stephen E. Strelkov

Aphanomyces root rot (ARR) of field pea (Pisum sativum), caused by Aphanomyces euteiches, can cause severe root damage, wilting, and large yield losses under wet soil conditions. To identify ways to...

Genome-wide analysis of the barley non-specific lipid transfer protein gene family

February 2019
Mengyue Zhang | Yujin Kim | Jie Zong | Hong Lin | Anne Dievart | Huanjun Li | Dabing Zhang | Wanqi Liang

Non-specific lipid transfer proteins (nsLTPs) are small, basic proteins that are characterized by an eight-cysteine motif. The biological functions of these proteins have been reported to involve plant...

Effects of tridimensional uniform sowing on water consumption, nitrogen use, and yield in winter wheat

Available online 31 January 2019
Zhiqiang Tao | Shaokang Ma | Xuhong Chang | Demei Wang | Yanjie Wang | Yushuang Yang | Guangcai Zhao | Jiancang Yang

Wheat is a staple crop worldwide, but yields may diminish as climate change causes increasingly unpredictable patterns of precipitation and soil nutrient availability. Farmers are thus challenged to...

Integrated agronomic practice increases maize grain yield and nitrogen use efficiency under various soil fertility conditions

Available online 31 January 2019
Baoyuan Zhou | Xuefang Sun | Dan Wang | Zaisong Ding | Congfeng Li | Wei Ma | Ming Zhao

Crop yield potential can be increased through the use of appropriate agronomic practices. Integrated agronomic practice (IAP) is an effective way to increase maize (Zea mays L.) grain yield and nitrogen...

High-density SNP genetic linkage map construction and quantitative trait locus mapping for resistance to cucumber mosaic virus in tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum L.)

Available online 30 January 2019
Lirui Cheng | Xiaocui Chen | Caihong Jiang | Bing Ma | Min Ren | Yazeng Cheng | Dan Liu | Ruimei Geng | Aiguo Yang

Genetic linkage maps are essential for studies of genetics, genomic structure, and genomic evolution, and for mapping quantitative trait loci (QTL). Identification of molecular markers and construction...

Development and identification of a dwarf wheat-Leymus mollis double substitution line with resistance to yellow rust and Fusarium head blight

Available online 30 January 2019
Jixin Zhao | Yang Liu | Xueni Cheng | Yuhui Pang | Jiachuang Li | Zhenqi Su | Jun Wu | Qunhui Yang | Guihua Bai | Xinhong Chen

Leymus mollis (Trin.) Pilger (2n = 4x = 28, NsNsXmXm,), a wild relative of common wheat, possesses many potentially valuable traits for genetic improvement of wheat, including strong, short stems, long...

Identification of a novel seed size associated locus SW9-1 in soybean

Available online 30 January 2019
Jiajia Li | Jinghui Zhao | Yinghui Li | Yali Gao | Sunan Hua | Muhammad Nadeem | Genlou Sun | Wenming Zhang | Jinfeng Hou | Xiaobo Wang | Lijuan Qiu

Seed size is one of the vital traits determining seed appearance, quality, and yield. Untangling the genetic mechanisms regulating soybean 100-seed weight (100-SW), seed length and seed width across...

Genetic variations in plant architecture traits in cotton (Gossypium hirsutum) revealed by a genome-wide association study

Available online 30 January 2019
Tianwang Wen | Baosheng Dai | Tao Wang | Xinxin Liu | Chunyuan You | Zhongxu Lin

Plant architecture traits influence crop yield. An understanding of the genetic basis of cotton plant architecture traits is beneficial for identifying favorable alleles and functional genes and breeding...

Transcriptome analysis of salt-stress response in three seedling tissues of common wheat

Available online 30 January 2019
Qiaoling Luo | Wan Teng | Shuang Fang | Hongwei Li | Bin Li | Jinfang Chu | Zhensheng Li | Qi Zheng

Xiaoyan 60 (XY60) is a new wheat variety bred in the laboratory of Zhensheng Li. After salt treatment, seedlings of XY60 maintain green leaves and produce longer roots than the high yielding cultivar...

Mapping QTL underlying tuber starch content and plant maturity in tetraploid potato

Available online 30 January 2019
Jianwu Li | Yihang Wang | Guohong Wen | Gaofeng Li | Zhang Li | Rong Zhang | Sheng Ma | Jun Zhou | Conghua Xie

Tuber starch content and plant maturity are two important agronomic traits of potato. To investigate the complex genetic basis of these traits in the cultivated potato, as well as the relationship between...

Enclosed stigma contributes to higher spikelet fertility for rice (Oryza sativa L.) subjected to heat stress

Available online 30 January 2019
Chao Wu | Kehui Cui | Qiuqian Hu | Wencheng Wang | Lixiao Nie | Jianliang Huang | Shaobing Peng

With global warming, rice plants may be subjected to heat stress more regularly during the heat-sensitive flowering stage, causing spikelet sterility and grain yield loss. Stigma exsertion is considered...

Retrotransposon-mediated DELLA transcriptional reprograming underlies semi-dominant dwarfism in foxtail millet

Available online 30 January 2019
Meicheng Zhao | Hui Zhi | Xue Zhang | Guanqing Jia | Xianmin Diao

Retrotransposons account for a large proportion of the genome and genomic variation, and play key roles in creating novel genes and diversifying the genome in many eukaryotic species. Although retrotransposons...

Identification of QTL for kernel number-related traits in a rice chromosome segment substitution line and fine mapping of qSP1

Available online 30 January 2019
Fuying Ma | Xiaoyan Zhu | Hui Wang | Shiming Wang | Guoqing Cui | Ting Zhang | Zhenglin Yang | Guanghua He | Yinghua Ling | Nan Wang | Fangming Zhao

A chromosome segment substitution line (CSSL) is a powerful tool for combining quantitative trait locus (QTL) mapping with the pyramiding of desirable alleles. The rice CSSL Z1364 with increased kernel...

The effect of integrative crop management on root growth and methane emission of paddy rice

Available online 30 January 2019
Hao Zhang | Hailang Liu | Danping Hou | Yilei Zhou | Mengzhu Liu | Zhiqin Wang | Lijun Liu | Junfei Gu | Jianchang Yang

In previous studies, integrative crop management (ICM) improved shoot growth and grain yield of rice (Oryza sativa L.). However, little is known about the effect of ICM on root growth and methane (CH4)...

Co-location of QTL for Sclerotinia stem rot resistance and flowering time in Brassica napus

Available online 30 January 2019
Jian Wu | Peipei Chen | Qing Zhao | Guangqin Cai | Yue Hu | Yang Xiang | Qingyong Yang | Youping Wang | Yongming Zhou

Sclerotinia stem rot (SSR) caused by Sclerotinia sclerotiorum (Lib.) de Bary is one of the most devastating diseases of Brassica napus worldwide. Both SSR resistance and flowering time (FT) adaptation...

SNP-based linkage mapping for validation of adult plant stripe rust resistance QTL in common wheat cultivar Chakwal 86

Available online 11 January 2019
Qingdong Zeng | Jianhui Wu | Shuo Huang | Fengping Yuan | Shengjie Liu | Qilin Wang | Jingmei Mu | Shizhou Yu | Li Chen | Dejun Han | Zhensheng Kang

Wheat crops in China are constantly challenged by stripe rust. Deployment of cultivars with diverse resistances is the best strategy to control the disease. A recombinant inbred line (RIL) population...

Identification of a major quantitative trait locus and its candidate underlying genetic variation for rice stigma exsertion rate

Available online 11 January 2019
Shouling Xu | Yunchao Zheng | Yang Liu | Xiaohao Guo | Yuanyuan Tan | Qiuping Qian | Qingyao Shu | Jianzhong Huang

Stigma exsertion in male sterile lines of hybrid rice is important for seed yield. In the present study, ZS616 [Oryza sativa subsp. Xian (indica)], a male sterile line with a stigma exsertion rate (SER)...

Comparative transcriptome analysis reveals differential gene expression in resistant and susceptible tobacco cultivars in response to infection by cucumber mosaic virus

Available online 11 January 2019
Dan Liu | Yazeng Cheng | Min Gong | Qiang Zhao | Caihong Jiang | Lirui Cheng | Min Ren | Yuanying Wang | Aiguo Yang

Cucumber mosaic virus (CMV) is one of the most severe viral diseases transmitted by aphids infecting Solanum crops in China, causing great losses of crop yields and income in rural communities. The...

A targeted QTL analysis for fiber length using a genetic population between two introgressed backcrossed inbred lines in upland cotton (Gossypium hirsutum)

Available online 7 January 2019
Guoyuan Liu | Wenfeng Pei | Dan Li | Jianjiang Ma | Yupeng Cui | Nuohan Wang | Jikun Song | Man Wu | Libei Li | Xinshan Zang | Shuxun Yu | Jinfa Zhang | Jiwen Yu

Cotton fiber is the most important natural raw material for the textile industry, and fiber length (FL) is one of the most important traits in cotton. Quantitative trait locus (QTL) mapping based on...

Using irrigation intervals to optimize water-use efficiency and maize yield in Xinjiang, northwest China

Available online 7 January 2019
Guoqiang Zhang | Dongping Shen | Bo Ming | Ruizhi Xie | Xiuliang Jin | Chaowei Liu | Peng Hou | Jun Xue | Jianglu Chen | Wanxu Zhang | Wanmao Liu | Keru Wang | Shaokun Li

Worldwide, scarce water resources and substantial food demands require efficient water use and high yield. This study investigated whether irrigation frequency can be used to adjust soil moisture to...

QTL mapping and QTL × environment interaction analysis of multi-seed pod in cultivated peanut (Arachis hypogaea L.)

Available online 7 January 2019
Liang Wang | Xinlei Yang | Shunli Cui | Guojun Mu | Xingming Sun | Lifeng Liu | Zichao Li

To dissect the genetic mechanism of multi-seed pod in peanut, we explored the QTL/gene controlling multi-seed pod and analyzed the interaction effect of QTL and environment. Two hundred and forty eight...

Identification of major QTL for seed number per pod on chromosome A05 of tetraploid peanut (Arachis hypogaea L.)

Available online 6 January 2019
Yuning Chen | Zhihui Wang | Xiaoping Ren | Li Huang | Jianbin Guo | Jiaojiao Zhao | Xiaojing Zhou | Liying Yan | Huaiyong Luo | Nian Liu | Weigang Chen | Liyun Wan | Yong Lei | Boshou Liao | Dongxin Huai | Huifang Jiang

The inheritance of pod- and seed-number traits (PSNT) in peanut (Arachis hypogaea L.) is poorly understood. In the present study, a recombinant inbred line (RIL) population of 188 lines was used to...

The maize late embryogenesis abundant protein ZmDHN13 positively regulates copper tolerance in transgenic yeast and tobacco

Available online 6 January 2019
Yang Liu | Daxing Li | Qiping Song | Tianpeng Zhang | Dequan Li | Xinghong Yang

Late embryogenesis abundant (LEA) proteins accumulate in the late stage of plant seed development, and are upregulated in most plants during drought, cold, heat, or salinity stress. LEA proteins can...

Recent progress in alfalfa (Medicago sativa L.) genomics and genomic selection

December 2018
Charles Hawkins | Long-Xi Yu

Alfalfa (M. sativa L.) is a highly valuable forage crop, providing >58 Mt of hay, silage, and pasture each year in the United States. As alfalfa is an outcrossing autotetraploid crop, however, breeding...

BanSatDB, a whole-genome-based database of putative and experimentally validated microsatellite markers of three Musa species

December 2018
Vasu Arora | Neera Kapoor | Samar Fatma | Sarika Jaiswal | Mir Asif Iquebal | Anil Rai | Dinesh Kumar

The genus Musa is one of three genera in the family Musaceae, which includes bananas and plantains, which are monocotyledonous plants. Bananas have valuable nutritional content of vitamin C, B6, minerals,...

A catalog of gliadin alleles: Polymorphism of 20th-century common wheat germplasm

December 2018
Eugene Metakovsky | Viktor Melnik | Marta Rodriguez-Quijano | Vladimir Upelniek | Jose Maria Carrillo

A new, improved version of the catalog of 182 alleles at the six Gli loci of common wheat (T. aestivum L.) shown in electrophoregrams of 128 standard genotypes was used for analysis of 1060 cultivars...

Effect of various crop rotations on rice yield and nitrogen use efficiency in paddy–upland systems in southeastern China

December 2018
Song Chen | Shaowen Liu | Xi Zheng | Min Yin | Guang Chu | Chunmei Xu | Jinxiang Yan | Liping Chen | Danying Wang | Xiufu Zhang

To evaluate the effects of various rotation systems on rice grain yield and N use efficiency, a paddy–upland cropping experiment (2013–2016) was conducted in southeastern China. The experiment was designed...

Soil physical properties and maize root growth under different tillage systems in the North China Plain

December 2018
Baizhao Ren | Xia Li | Shuting Dong | Peng Liu | Bin Zhao | Jiwang Zhang

The standard cultivation system in the North China Plain is double cropping of winter wheat and summer maize. The main effects of this cultivation system on root development and yield are decreases...

Long-term inorganic plus organic fertilization increases yield and yield stability of winter wheat

December 2018
Huan Chen | Aixing Deng | Weijian Zhang | Wei Li | Yuqiang Qiao | Taiming Yang | Chengyan Zheng | Chengfu Cao | Fu Chen

An understanding of wheat yield and yield stability response to fertilization is important for sustainable wheat production. A 36-year long-term fertilization experiment was employed to evaluate the...

Influence of P-enriched compost application on economics and P use efficiency of a maize–wheat rotation system

December 2018
Abdul Majeed | Shahzada Munawar Mehdi | Abid Niaz | Abid Mahmood | Ehsan-Ul-Haq | Naeem Ahmad | Shahid Javid | Atif Mehmood

Crop phosphorus (P) deficiency and poor utilization of added P is a major agricultural problem due to reduced solubility of soil P and rapid fixation or precipitation of applied P fertilizer in alkaline...

Identifying changes in the wheat kernel proteome under heat stress using iTRAQ

December 2018
Yufeng Zhang | Hongyao Lou | Dandan Guo | Ruiqi Zhang | Meng Su | Zhenghong Hou | Haiying Zhou | Rongqi Liang | Chaojie Xie | Mingshan You | Baoyun Li

Wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) is one of the three major global food crops. High-temperature stress can affect its yield and quality. Studies of the effect of high-temperature stress on wheat kernel development...

Spatial differences in soybean bioactive components across China and their influence by weather factors

December 2018
Wenwen Song | Ruping Yang | Xiushi Yang | Shi Sun | Srinivasa Rao Mentreddy | Bingjun Jiang | Tingting Wu | Shiyan Tian | Enoch Sapey | Cunxiang Wu | Wensheng Hou | Guixing Ren | Tianfu Han

Bioactive components are partially responsible for the nutritional and health benefits of soybeans. Four major bioactive components: isoflavones, oligosaccharides, phospholipids, and saponins, were...

Molecular mapping of a novel wheat powdery mildew resistance gene Ml92145E8-9 and its application in wheat breeding by marker-assisted selection

December 2018
Xiaocheng Yu | Shizhong Ren | Lanfei Zhao | Jun Guo | Yinguang Bao | Yingxue Ma | Hongwei Wang | Herbert W. Ohm | Dazhao Yu | Hongjie Li | Lingrang Kong

Powdery mildew, caused by Blumeria graminis f. sp. tritici (Bgt), is one of the most devastating diseases of common wheat (Triticum aestivum L.). The wheat line 92145E8-9 is immune to Bgt isolate E09....

Mapping loci controlling fatty acid profiles, oil and protein content by genome-wide association study in Brassica napus

Available online 19 December 2018
Minqiang Tang | Yuanyuan Zhang | Yueying Liu | Chaobo Tong | Xiaohui Cheng | Wei Zhu | Zaiyun Li | Junyan Huang | Shengyi Liu

Optimizing the profile and quantity of fatty acids in rapeseed (Brassica napus L.) is critical for maximizing the value of edible oil and biodiesel. However, selection of these complex seed quality...

Mapping of dwarfing gene Rht14 in durum wheat and its effect on seedling vigor, internode length and plant height

Available online 19 December 2018
Parimal Vikhe | Suhasini Venkatesan | Ajit Chavan | Shubhada Tamhankar | Ravindra Patil

Short coleoptiles associated with GA-insensitive Rht-1 alleles in wheat reduces yield due to poor seedling establishment under dry, or stubble-retained conditions. Hence there is a need for alternative...

Linkage analysis and integrated software GAPL for pure-line populations derived from four-way and eight-way crosses

Available online 18 December 2018
Luyan Zhang | Lei Meng | Jiankang Wang

Pure lines derived from multiple parents provide abundant variation for genetic study. However, efficient genetic analysis methods and user-friendly software are still lacking. In this study, we developed...

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