Biotech Resources

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ISAAA (International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-Biotech Applications) Brief 44: Global Status of Commercialized Biotech/GM Crops: 2012

Global Impact of Biotech Crops: Environmental Effects, 1996-2010, Graham Brookes & Peter Barfoot - Crops 3: 2 April-June 2012

American Society of Plant Biologists

US Energy Information Administration

Suzano Papel e Celulose

Selected bibliography

Yield and Processability

  • Abramson, M., Shoseyov, O. and Shani, Z., Plant cell wall reconstruction toward improved lignocellulosic production and processability. Plant Science,178: 61-72 (2010)
  • Baba K., Park Y. W., Kaku T., Kaida R., Takeuchi M., Yoshida M., Hosoo Y., Ojio Y., Okuyama T., Taniguchi T., Ohmiya Y., Kondo T., Shani Z., Shoseyov O., Awano T., Serada S., Norioka N., Norioka S. and Hayashi T., Xyloglucan for generating tensile stress to bend tree stem. Molecular Plant, doi:10.1093/mp/ssp054 (2009)
  • Shoseyov, O., Shani, Z. and Levy, I., Carbohydrate binding modules: biochemical properties and novel applications. Microbiology and Molecular Biology Reviews, 70: 283–295 (2006)
  • Shani Z., Dekel, M., Roiz L., Horowitz, M., Kolosovski, N., Lapidot, S., Alkan, S., Koltai, H., Tsabary, G., Goren, R. and Shoseyov, O., Expression of endo-1,4-ß-glucanase (cel1) in Arabidopsis thaliana is associated with plant growth, xylem development and cell wall thickening. Plant Cell Report, 25: 1067-1074 (2006)
  • Safra, L., Shani, Z., Danin, A., Shoseyov, O. and Wolf, S., Growth modulation of transgenic potato plants by heterologous expression of bacterial carbohydrate-binding module. Molecular Breeding, 17: 355-364 (2006)
  • Shani, Z. and Shoseyov, O., Cell wall proteins as a tool for plant cell modification. In: T. Hayashi (ed.), The Science and Lore of the Plant Cell Wall: Biosynthesis, Structure and Function, Universal Publishers: BrownWalker Press, pp. 317-325 (2006)
  • Mitchum, M.G., Sukno, S., Wang, X., Shani, Z., Tsabary, G., Shoseyov, O. and Davis, E.L., The promoter of the Arabidopsis thalianaCel1 endo-1,4-b glucanase gene is differentially expressed in plant feeding cells induced by root-knot and cyst nematodes. Molecular Plant Pathology,5: 175-181 (2004)
  • Shani, Z., Dekel, M., Tzbary, G., Goren., R. and Shoseyov, O., Growth enhancement of transgenic poplar plants by overexpression of Arabidopsis thaliana endo-1,4-b-glucanase (cel1). Molecular Breeding, 14: 321–330 (2004)
  • Tsabary, G., Shani, Z., Roiz, L., Levi, I., Riov, J. and Shoseyov, O., Abnormal "wrinkled" cell walls and retarded development of transgenic Arabidopsis thaliana plants expressing endo-1,4-ß-glucanase (cel1) antisense. Plant Molecular Biology, 51: 213-224 (2003)
  • Levy, I. and Shoseyov, O., Cellulose binding domains: Biotechnological application. Biotechnology Advances, 20: 191-213 (2002)
  • Shoseyov, O., Levy, I., Shani, Z. and Mansfield, S., Modulation of wood fibers and paper by cellulose binding domains (CBDs). Proceedings of the 223th American Chemical Society National Meeting. Orlando, Florida, USA (2002)
  • Levy, I., Shani, Z. and Shoseyov O., Modification of polysaccharides and plant cell wall by endo-1,4-b-glucanase and cellulose-binding domains. Biomolecular Engineering,19: 17-30 (2002)
  • Shani, Z., Dekel, M., Sig Jensen, C., Tzfira, T., Goren, R., Altman, A. and Shoseyov, O., Arabidopsis thaliana endo-1,4-b-glucanase (cel1) promoter mediates uidA expression in elongating tissues of aspen (Populus tremula). Journal of Plant Physiology, 156: 118-120 (2000)
  • Shani Z., Shpigel, E., Roiz, L., Goren, R., Vinocur, B., Tzfira, T., Altman, A. and Shoseyov, O., Cellulose binding domain increases cellulose synthase activity in Acetobacter xylinum, and biomass of transgenic plants. In: A. Altman, M. Ziv, S. Izhar (eds.), Plant Biotechnology and In Vitro Biology in the 21st Century, Kluwer Academic Publishers.pp. 213-218 (1999)
  • Shani, Z., Dekel, M., Tzbary, G., Jensen, C. S.,Tzfira, T.,Goren, R., Altman, A. and Shoseyov, O., Expression of Arabidopsisthaliana endo-1,4-b-glucanase (cel1) in transgenic plants. In: A. Altman, M. Ziv, S. Izhar(eds.), Plant Biotechnology and In Vitro Biology in the 21st Century, Kluwer Academic Publishers, pp. 209-212. (1999)
  • Tomme, P., Boraston, A., McLean, B., Kormos, J., Creagh, A.L., Sturch, K., Gilkes, N.R., Haynes, C.A., Warren, R.A.J. and Kilburn, D.G., Characterization and affinity applications of cellulose-binding domains. Journal of Chromatography B, 715: 283-296 (1998)
  • Shpigel, E., Roiz, L., Goren R. and Shoseyov, O., Bacterial cellulose-binding domain modulates in vitro elongation of different plant cells. Plant Physiology, 117: 1185-1194 (1998)
  • Shani, Z., Dekel, M., Tzbary, G. and Shoseyov, O., Cloning and characterization of elongation specific endo-1,4-ß-glucanase (cel 1) from Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant Molecular Biology, 34: 837-842 (1997)
  • Goldstein, M.A., Takagi, M., Hashida, S., Shoseyov, O. and Doi, R.H., Characterization of the cellulose-binding domain of the Clostridium cellulovorans cellulose-binding protein A.,The Journal of Bacteriology, 175:5762-5768 (1993)
  • Shoseyov, O., Takagi, M., Goldstein, M. A. and Doi, R. H., Primary sequence analysis of Clostridium cellulovorans cellulose binding protein A. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, 89: 3483-3487 (1992)
  • Shoseyov, O., Doi, R. H., Essential 170-kDa subunit for degradation of crystalline cellulose by Clostridium cellulovorans cellulase. Proceedingsof the National Academy of Sciences USA, 87: 2192-2195 (1990)

Abiotic Stress

  • Chinnusamy, V., Ohta,M., Kanrar, S., Lee, B.-h.,Hong, X., Agarwal, M. and Zhu, J.-K., ICE1: a regulator of cold-induced transcriptome and freezing tolerance in Arabidopsis. Genes & Development, 17: 1043-1054 (2003)
  • Shi, H., Lee, B.-h., Wu, S.-J. and Zhu, J.-K., Overexpression of a plasma membrane Na/H antiporter geneimproves salt tolerance in Arabidopsis thaliana. Nature Biotechnology, doi: 10.1038/nbt 766 (2002)
  • Xiong, L., Ishitani, M., Lee, H. and Zhu, J.-K., The Arabidopsis LOS5/ABA3 locus encodes a molybdenum cofactor sulfurase and modulates cold stress - and osmotic stress - responsive gene expression. The Plant Cell, 13: 2063-2083 (2001)

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