Nitrogen is a key macronutrient required by plants for growth and development, it is also important for the yield and productivity of crops. Rice plants grown in paddy fields use ammonium as the major source of inorganic nitrogen.
The clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats (CRISPR)/CRISPR-associated protein 9 (Cas9) system provides a technological breakthrough in mutant generation.
As is known to all, the basic taste includes sweetness, bitterness, sourness, saltiness and umami. The core of taste evaluation is the sense of taste.
Rice (Oryza sativa L.) is a staple food for more than half of the world’s population. To meet the ever-increasing demands for food due to population growth and improved living standards, global rice production needs to be doubled by 2030.
Post-transcriptional gene silencing is an elaborately regulated process for defense against virus infection in plants.To achieve effective infection, a betasatellite molecule associated with geminivirus induced high levels of an endogenous RNA silencing suppressor, calmodulin-like protein, to counter host defenses.
The ubiquitin/proteasome pathway is a major system for the selective degradation of proteins in eukaryotes.
In most flowering plants, flowers consist of sepals, petals, stamens, and pistils, which are arranged in concentric whorls. Genetic and morphological studies of floral homeotic mutants in eudicots have established the classical ABC model of floral development, and subsequently the ABCDE model, which can also partly explain floral development in grass species.
The Porcine Respiratory Syndrome Innovation Research Team, led by Prof. Zhiyong Ma, has revealed a new mechanism for the inhibition of antigen presentation by highly pathogenic porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (HP-PRRSV).
To death or not, is controlled by the processes of PCD (programmed cell death) in animals and plants. PCD plays important roles in growth and development, as well as biotic or abiotic stresses.
The Waterfowl Virus Innovation Team from Shanghai Veterinary Research institute found that Newcastle disease virus induces stable formation of bona fide stress granules to facilitate viral replication through manipulating host protein translation.