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Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 745091, 10 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/745091
Research Article

Expression Patterns of ERF Genes Underlying Abiotic Stresses in Di-Haploid Populus simonii × P. nigra

1State Key Laboratory of Forest Genetics and Tree Breeding, Northeast Forestry University, 51 Hexing Road, Harbin 150040, China
2Biotechnology Research Center, School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science, Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI 49931, USA

Received 15 November 2013; Accepted 1 January 2014; Published 4 March 2014

Academic Editors: H. Kurumizaka and H. Okamura

Copyright © 2014 Shengji Wang et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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