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Cheng Bai, Charles C. Reilly and Bruce W. Wood

deficiency potentially disrupts N metabolism in plants. Young foliage of severely Ni-deficient pecan trees exhibits metabolic disruption of N metabolism via ureide catabolism, amino acid metabolism, and ornithine-cycle intermediates; additionally, deficiency

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Jingjin Yu, Hongmei Du, Ming Xu and Bingru Huang

]. Heat stress induces changes in various metabolites such as organic acids, amino acids, and carbohydrates, which have important functions involved in photosynthesis and respiration ( Merewitz et al., 2012 ). These compounds are involved in vital

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Lili Dong, Qi Wang, Feng Xiong, Na Liu and ShuiMing Zhang

degree of rescue of the max1 phenotype by the CmMAX1 gene. Results Cloning of CmMAX1 and sequence analysis of CmMAX1 . CmMAX1 cDNA included a complete ORF of 1611 bp, which encoded proteins of 536 amino acids. The deduced amino acid sequence

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Jackson Teixeira Lobo, Ítalo Herbert Lucena Cavalcante, Augusto Miguel Nascimento Lima, Yuri Alysson Carvalho Vieira, Pedro Igor Rodrigues Modesto and Jenilton Gomes da Cunha

organic materials, beneficial chemical elements, inorganic salts including phosphite, seaweed extracts, chitin and chitosan derivatives, antiperspirants, and free amino acids, plus substances containing nitrogen. Singh and Janes (2000) studied the effects

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Mengyang Liu, Yin Lu, Shan Wang, Fang Wu, Jingrui Li, Yanhua Wang, Jianjun Zhao and Shuxing Shen

physicochemical properties of amino acid residues and secondary structure in the mutant and WT was performed using EXPASY ( Gasteiger et al., 1999 ) and TMHMM ( Krogh et al., 2001 ). Prediction of conserved domains was performed using the NCBI Conserved Domain

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Zhong-Bin Wu, Hsin-Mei Ku, Yuh-Kun Chen, Chung-Jan Chang and Fuh-Jyh Jan

causal agent, ACLSV, of the chlorotic spot disease of pear in Taiwan. We also performed sequence analyses by using the amino acid sequences of coat protein (CP) genes of this virus isolate and those of other ACLSV isolates available in GenBank to gain the

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Xiaoying Dou, Jinrong Bai, Huan Wang, Ying Kong, Lixin Lang, Fang Bao and Hongzhong Shang

basic helix-loop-helix region, which plays an important role in DNA binding ( Nakatsuka et al., 2009 ). The WD repeat proteins are characterized by WD repeat motif, which is defined as an ≈40-amino acid structure ending with tryptophan–aspartic acid

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Danijela Janjanin, Marko Karoglan, Mirjana Herak Ćustić, Marijan Bubola, Mirela Osrečak and Igor Palčić

Nitrogen is a macronutrient with major role in plant growth as it is a constitutive part of nucleic acids, chlorophyll, amino acids, and therefore essential for the cell proliferation during intensive vegetative growth ( Jackson, 2000 ). Moreover

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Fang Xiao, Zaiqiang Yang, Haijing Huang, Fei Yang, Liyun Zhu and Dong Han

component of chlorophyll, protein, vitamins, enzymes, alkaloids, amino acids, and hormones in tea leaves, and it can significantly affect the yield and quality of tea leaves ( Bethke et al., 2007 ; Kumar et al., 2004 ; Zhou et al., 2006 ). Previous studies

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Zhijun Zhang, Huaifeng Liu, Junli Sun, Songlin Yu, Wang He, Tianyuan Li and Zhao Baolong

affected primary metabolite production (especially amino acids) but had no effects on secondary metabolite production. When Son et al. (2008) found significant differences in the chemical compositions of several grape cultivars grown in various grape