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Zhongshuai Gai, Yu Wang, Jutang Jiang, Hui Xie, Zhaotang Ding, Shibo Ding and Hui Wang

leaf width), leaf size (leaf length × leaf width × 0.7, cm 2 ), and weight of 100 shoots (g). Determinations of tea quality components. The contents of caffeine, water extract, and free amino acids were measured in accordance with a previous report

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Young-Hwan Shin, Rui Yang, Yun-Long Shi, Xu-Min Li, Qiu-Yue Fu, Jian-Liang Lu, Jian-Hui Ye, Kai-Rong Wang, Shi-Cheng Ma, Xin-Qiang Zheng and Yue-Rong Liang

great attention owing to their high level of amino acid concentration and especially the “ umami ” taste and fragrant aroma ( Li et al., 2016b ). There are two types of albino tea plants found and used in production, i.e., temperature-sensitive and light

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Zhihui Chang, Laiqiang Zhuo, Fangfang Yu and Xunzhong Zhang

substances (e.g., humic substances, amino acids, vitamins, and phytohormones) ( Zhang et al., 2005 , 2009 , 2012 ). It has been documented that proper application of biosolids can enhance plant growth ( Antolín et al., 2005 ; Pascual et al., 2004

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Ji-Lian Zheng, Lan-Ying Hu, Kang-Di Hu, Jun Wu, Feng Yang and Hua Zhang

saturation ( McGuire, 1992 ). Determination of reducing sugar, soluble protein, and free amino acid in apple slices. Soluble protein and reducing sugar contents were measured according to Bradford (1976) and Miller (1959) , respectively. Fruit samples (5

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Hector Quemada, Kelly Zarka, Walter Pett, Gurling Bothma, Kimberly Felcher, Hope Mirendil, Muffy Koch, Johan Brink and David Douches

placed at room temperature for 72 h. The surviving larvae were then recorded. Toxicology. Homology of Cry1Ia1 protein to known toxins was assessed using the approach described by Rice et al. (2008) . The amino acid sequence of the Cry1Ia1 protein

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Georgia Ntatsi, Dimitrios Savvas, Georgia Ntatsi, Hans-Peter Kläring and Dietmar Schwarz

. The Dumas combustion technique was performed with the samples using a C/N analyzer (Elementar, Hanau, Germany). Soluble sugars were measured according to Geigenberger and Stitt (1993) , starch according to Sonnewald (1992) , and total amino acids

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Hiroko Sato, Tadashi Takamizo, Tsutomu Shimizu, Kiyoshi Kawai and Koichiro Kaku

chemical spray. Acetolactate synthase (ALS, electrical conductivity 2.2.1.6; also referred to as acetohydroxyacid synthase) is the first common enzyme in the biosynthetic pathways leading to the branched-chain amino acids (isoleucine, leucine, and valine

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Huai-Fu Fan, Wen Chen, Zhou Yu and Chang-Xia Du

combination with the cucumber genomic database ( Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, 2009 ), we found only one protein, Csa023919, denoted also as POD 2 in C. sativus , with 100% identity to the CsaNAPOD amino acid sequence, indicating that CsaNAPOD and

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Benjamin Ewa Ubi, Daisuke Sakamoto, Yusuke Ban, Takehiko Shimada, Akiko Ito, Ikuko Nakajima, Yoshihiro Takemura, Fumio Tamura, Toshihiro Saito and Takaya Moriguchi

–1 and PpMADS13–2 cDNA sequences were used to search homologous sequences via tBLASTx in National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI). Multiple alignments of the predicted full-length amino acid sequences were performed between ‘Kosui’ DAM

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Martin P.N. Gent

in the metabolite profiles of hydroponic spinach leaves were measured for different concentrations of nitrate in solution. Soluble amino acids were 5% to 12% of total nitrogen in spinach with free glutamine predominant ( Eppendorfer and Bille, 1996