Zhang Tao lab

Bioinformatics, Epigenetics and Genomics.

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Chorus2 oligo datasets

Chorus2 oligo datasets

Oligo datasets which host oligo sequences for Oligo-FISH. Details Introduction The oligo datasets currently host oligo sequences of nine species, including Arabidopsis, rice, maize, potato, barley, soybean, human, mouse and...

PlantDHS

PlantDHS

PlantDHS: a database for DNase I hypersensitive sites (DHSs) in plants.


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Quantitative regulation of Waxy expression by CRISPR/Cas9-based promoter and 5’UTR-intron editing improves grain quality in rice

Quantitative regulation of Waxy expression by CRISPR/Cas9-based promoter and 5’UTR-intron editing improves grain quality in rice

Abstract: In cereal crops, grain starches are composed of different proportions of amylose and amylopectin, which determine the cooking and eating qualities. The amylose synthesis is controlled by the Waxy...

Tan Yan
Nucleolar histone deacetylases HDT1, HDT2 and HDT3 regulate plant reproductive development

Nucleolar histone deacetylases HDT1, HDT2 and HDT3 regulate plant reproductive development

Abstract: Nucleolus is a membrane-less organelle where ribosomes are assembled and rRNAs transcribed and processed. The assembled ribosomes composed of ribosomal proteins and rRNAs synthesize proteins for cell survival. In...

Pan Kairui
Plastidic Pyruvate Dehydrogenase Complex E1 Component Subunit Alpha1 Is Involved in Galactolipid Biosynthesis Required for Amyloplast Development in Rice

Plastidic Pyruvate Dehydrogenase Complex E1 Component Subunit Alpha1 Is Involved in Galactolipid Biosynthesis Required for Amyloplast Development in Rice

Abstract: Starch accounts for over 80% of the total dry weight in cereal endosperm and determines the kernel texture and nutritional quality. Amyloplasts, terminally differentiated plastids, are responsible for starch...

Zhang Xin
Organization and regulation of gene transcription

Organization and regulation of gene transcription

Abstract: The regulated transcription of genes determines cell identity and function. Recent structural studies have elucidated mechanisms that govern the regulation of transcription by RNA polymerases during the initiation and...

Han Yangshuo
A photoregulatory mechanism of the circadian clock in Arabidopsis

A photoregulatory mechanism of the circadian clock in Arabidopsis

Abstract: Cryptochromes (CRYs) are photoreceptors that mediate light regulation of the circadian clock in plants and animals. Here we show that CRYs mediate blue-light regulation of N6-methyladenosine (m6A) modification of...

Liu Shuo
Report: MAC5, an RNA-binding protein, protects pri-miRNAs from SERRATE-dependent exoribonuclease activities

Report: MAC5, an RNA-binding protein, protects pri-miRNAs from SERRATE-dependent exoribonuclease activities

Abstract: MAC5 is a component of the conserved MOS4-associated complex. It plays critical roles in development and immunity. Here we report that MAC5 is required for microRNA (miRNA) biogenesis. MAC5...

Wu Wenwen
Report: Determinants of genome-wide distribution and evolution of uORFs in eukaryotes

Report: Determinants of genome-wide distribution and evolution of uORFs in eukaryotes

Abstract: Upstream open reading frames (uORFs) play widespread regulatory functions in modulating mRNA translation in eukaryotes, but the principles underlying the genomic distribution and evolution of uORFs remain poorly understood....

Ding Yu
Report: Analysis of gene network bifurcation during optic cup morphogenesis in zebrafish

Report: Analysis of gene network bifurcation during optic cup morphogenesis in zebrafish

Abstract: Sight depends on the tight cooperation between photoreceptors and pigmented cells, which derive from common progenitors through the bifurcation of a single gene regulatory network into the neural retina...

Bao Yu
Report: RGN1 controls grain number and shapes panicle architecture in rice

Report: RGN1 controls grain number and shapes panicle architecture in rice

Abstract: Yield in rice is determined mainly by panicle architecture. Using map-based cloning we identified an R2R3 MYB transcription factor REGULATOR OF GRAIN NUMBER1 (RGN1) affecting grain number and panicle...

Xin Xiaoyue
Report: Conserved noncoding sequences provide insights into regulatory sequence and loss of gene expression in maize

Report: Conserved noncoding sequences provide insights into regulatory sequence and loss of gene expression in maize

Abstract: Thousands of species will be sequenced in the next few years; however, understanding how their genomes work, without an unlimited budget, requires both molecular and novel evolutionary approaches. We...

Pan Kairui