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Crystal structure and activity of Bacillus subtilis YoaJ (EXLX1), a bacterial expansin that promotes root colonization

Ripening and Quality Related Genes in the Papaya Genome

The regulation of cell wall extensibility during shade avoidance: a study using two contrasting ecotypes of Stellaria longipes

pH and expansin action on single suspension-cultured tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum) cells.

Restoration of mature etiolated cucumber hypocotyl cell wall susceptibility to expansin by pretreatment with fungal pectinases and EGTA in vitro

Association of Specific Expansins with Growth in Maize Leaves Is Maintained under Environmental, Genetic, and Developmental Sources of Variation

Two tomato alpha-expansins show distinct spatial and temporal expression patterns during development of nematode-induced syncytia.

Activation of the indole-3-acetic acid-amido synthetase GH3-8 suppresses expansin expression and promotes salicylate- and jasmonate-independent basal immunity in rice.

Identification and characterization of an expansin gene AsEXP1 associated with heat tolerance in C3 Agrostis grass species.

Expansins and coleoptile elongation in wheat

Functional analysis of cotton orthologs of GA signal transduction factors GID1 and SLR1

Ectopic expression of a wood-abundant expansin PttEXPA1 promotes cell expansion in primary and secondary tissues in aspen.

Cellular expansion and gene expression in the developing grape (Vitis vinifera L.).

The intersection between cell wall disassembly, ripening, and fruit susceptibility to Botrytis cinerea.

EglD, a putative endoglucanase, with an expansin like domain is localized in the conidial cell wall of Aspergillus nidulans.

Role of swollenin, an expansin-like protein from Trichoderma, in plant root colonization

The alpha- and beta-expansin and xyloglucan endotransglucosylase/hydrolase gene families of wheat: molecular cloning, gene expression, and EST data mining

Transcriptome profiling, sequence characterization, and SNP-based chromosomal assignment of the EXPANSIN genes in cotton

Ectopic expression of Expansin3 or Expansinbeta1 causes enhanced hormone and salt stress sensitivity in Arabidopsis

Portrait of the expansin superfamily in Physcomitrella patens: comparisons with angiosperm expansins

Transcript profiling of the anoxic rice coleoptile

Ethylene regulation of fruit softening and cell wall disassembly in Charentais melon

A Group-1 Grass Pollen Allergen Influences the Outcome of Pollen Competition in Maize

Identification and characterization of plant genes involved in Agrobacterium-mediated plant transformation by virus-induced gene silencing

Expression of three expansin genes during development and maturation of Kyoho grape berries

Recent Proliferation and Translocation of Pollen Group 1 Allergen Genes in the Maize Genome

Genome-wide expression profiling of ARABIDOPSIS RESPONSE REGULATOR 7(ARR7) overexpression in cytokinin response

Transcriptome analysis of arbuscular mycorrhizal roots during development of the prepenetration apparatus.

Crystal structure and activities of EXPB1 (Zea m 1), a b-expansin and group-1 pollen allergen from maize   Also see Protein structure for images

Wall-yielding properties of cell walls from elongating cucumber hypocotyls in relation to the action of expansin.

Combinative effects of a bacterial type-III effector and a biocontrol bacterium on rice growth and disease resistance.

Functional Conservation of a Root Hair Cell-Specific cis-Element in Angiosperms with Different Root Hair Distribution Patterns

A gradient of auxin and auxin-dependent transcription precedes tropic growth responses.

Expansins are involved in the formation of nematode-induced syncytia in roots of Arabidopsis thaliana.

The role of auxin-induced peaks of alpha-expansin expression during lateral root primordium formation in Pinus taeda

Review:  Expansins: expanding importance in plant growth and development

Review:  The expansin superfamily

 Review:   Growth of the plant cell wall

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