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Reut Niska, Martin Goldway and Doron Schneider

genes carry an intron within the hypervariable (HV) region. The intron of loquat S6 - RNase was localized to this native position and was 124 bases long. The deduced amino acid sequence of the two exons exhibited highest similarity (83%) with European

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He Lisi, Su Jiale, Liu Xiaoqing, Li Chang and Chen Shangping

., Vaudreuil, Quebec, Canada). Sequences that exhibited high amino acid identity (more than 70%) to the SAI proteins from Rhododendron were selected to build a phylogenetic tree. The phylogenetic tree was constructed in MEGA 5.05 ( Tamura et al., 2011 ) using

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Chenping Xu and Beiquan Mou

made solution. Protein and amino acid contents. Leaf samples (about 2 g) were homogenized in 15 mL 0.2 m phosphate buffer (pH 6.6) using a homogenizer. After centrifuging at 9070 g n for 15 min, the supernatant was collected to measure the content

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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