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  1. A novel pepper (Capsicum annuum) receptor-like kinase functions as a negative regulator of plant cell death via accumulation of superoxide anions Volume 185, Issue 3, 701–715, Article first published online: 1 December 2009

New Phytologist 185 (2010), 701–715.

Since its publication, it has been brought to our attention that there is an error in Fig. 8 of Yi et al. (2010), where the values for the O2-generating activity in Fig. 8(b and c) are incorrect. The correct Fig. 8 is printed below.

Figure 8.

Ectopic expression of Capsicum annuum receptor-like kinase 1 (CaRLK1) regulates NADPH oxidase levels. (a) Increased levels of NADPH oxidase transcripts. Levels of Nicotiana benthamiana respiratory burst oxidase homolog A (NbRBOHA), NbRBOHB, NbRBOHD, and Nicotiana benthamiana Actin (CaAct) transcripts were determined by RT-PCR. The sequence of NbROBHD was found after a BLAST search using Arabidopsis thaliana RBOH genes. NbAct transcripts were amplified and are shown as a loading control. (b) O2-generating activity for wild-type and transgenic plants. (c) DPI blocks O2-generating activity in the transgenic plants. Leaf discs of 4 mm diameter were immersed in 50 mM Tris buffer (pH 7.4) and transferred to the same buffer. After 60 min, the reaction was initiated by the addition of 0.3 mM XTT (2,3-bis(2-methoxy-4-nitro-5-sulfophenyl)-2H-tetrazolium-5-carboxanilide inner salt) and 2 mM NADPH. XTT reduction was determined at 450 nm. The rate was calculated with an extinction coefficient of ε = 2.16 × 104 M−1 cm−1 (mock, black bars; DPI, gray bars). All data points are mean ± SD. Similar results were obtained in three independent experiments. One representative experiment is shown.

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