Hailiang Mao

Penetrating defence

Latest Research

  • Resource |

    In early Arabidopsis embryos, cell-type-specific labelling of the nuclear envelope, followed by affinity-based isolation of tagged nuclei, is used to build a temporal and spatial transcriptome atlas of the developing embryo.

    • Joakim Palovaara
    • , Shunsuke Saiga
    • , Jos R. Wendrich
    • , Nicole van ‘t Wout Hofland
    • , J. Paul van Schayck
    • , Friederike Hater
    • , Sumanth Mutte
    • , Jouke Sjollema
    • , Mark Boekschoten
    • , Guido J. Hooiveld
    •  & Dolf Weijers
  • Article |

    It is rarely reported that copy number variants (CNVs) might influence plant phenotypes. A genetic analysis now shows that a CNV silences the expression of the downstream FZP gene in rice and improves the yield by increasing the number of spikelets per panicle.

    • Xufeng Bai
    • , Yong Huang
    • , Yong Hu
    • , Haiyang Liu
    • , Bo Zhang
    • , Cezary Smaczniak
    • , Gang Hu
    • , Zhongmin Han
    •  & Yongzhong Xing
  • Article |

    The molecular basis underlying transgene susceptibility to silencing remains elusive. Now, using multiple examples, a study shows that higher GC content of coding sequences can reduce susceptibility of transgenes to heritable silencing.

    • Lyudmila V. Sidorenko
    • , Tzuu-fen Lee
    • , Aaron Woosley
    • , William A. Moskal
    • , Scott A. Bevan
    • , P. Ann Owens Merlo
    • , Terence A. Walsh
    • , Xiujuan Wang
    • , Staci Weaver
    • , Todd P. Glancy
    • , PoHao Wang
    • , Xiaozeng Yang
    • , Shreedharan Sriram
    •  & Blake C. Meyers
  • Brief Communication |

    PEN3 is polarly localized at the outside of the epidermal layer in roots, and is involved in defence against penetrating pathogens. A forward genetic screen identifies a BTB/POZ protein needed for the correct localization and function of PEN3.

    • Hailiang Mao
    • , Bibek Aryal
    • , Tobias Langenecker
    • , Jörg Hagmann
    • , Markus Geisler
    •  & Markus Grebe
  • Article |

    RIN has long been considered a major regulator for ripening induction in tomato as rin mutants fail to ripen. Now, a study shows that the rin allele is a gain-of-function, rather than null, mutation. RIN is not required for ripening initiation.

    • Yasuhiro Ito
    • , Ayako Nishizawa-Yokoi
    • , Masaki Endo
    • , Masafumi Mikami
    • , Yoko Shima
    • , Nobutaka Nakamura
    • , Eiichi Kotake-Nara
    • , Susumu Kawasaki
    •  & Seiichi Toki
  • Letter |

    Plant cell wall consists of multiple components and complex structure. Here, ssNMR was used to investigate the physical interactions between two principle cell wall components, cellulose and xylan, and demonstrate the mechanism for their interactions

    • Nicholas J. Grantham
    • , Joel Wurman-Rodrich
    • , Oliver M. Terrett
    • , Jan J. Lyczakowski
    • , Katherine Stott
    • , Dinu Iuga
    • , Thomas J. Simmons
    • , Mylene Durand-Tardif
    • , Steven. P. Brown
    • , Ray Dupree
    • , Marta Busse-Wicher
    •  & Paul Dupree

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