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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673037/phylogeny-of-the-orchid-like-bladderworts-gen-utricularia-sect-orchidioides-and-iperua-lentibulariaceae-with-remarks-on-the-stolon-tuber-system
#1
Fernanda Gomes Rodrigues, Néstor Franco Marulanda, Saura R Silva, Bartosz J Plachno, Lubomír Adamec, Vitor F O Miranda
Background and Aims: The 'orchid-like' bladderworts ( Utricularia ) comprise 15 species separated into two sections: Orchidioides and Iperua . These robust and mostly epiphytic species were originally grouped within the section Orchidioides by the first taxonomical systems. These species were later split into two sections when sect. Iperua was proposed. Due to the lack of strong evidence based on a robust phylogenetic perspective, this study presents a phylogenetic proposal based on four different DNA sequences (plastid and nuclear) and morphology to test the monophyly of the two sections...
June 30, 2017: Annals of Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673028/sugary-secretions-of-wasp-galls-a-want-to-be-extrafloral-nectar
#2
Adriana Aranda-Rickert, Carolina Rothen, Patricia Diez, Ana María González, Brigitte Marazzi
Background and Aims: The most widespread form of protective mutualisms is represented by plants bearing extrafloral nectaries (EFNs) that attract ants and other arthropods for indirect defence. Another, but less common, form of sugary secretion for indirect defence occurs in galls induced by cynipid wasps. Until now, such galls have been reported only for cynipid wasps that infest oak trees in the northern hemisphere. This study provides the first evidence of galls that exude sugary secretions in the southern hemisphere and asks whether they can be considered as analogues of plants' EFNs...
June 29, 2017: Annals of Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655187/nutrient-availability-affects-floral-scent-much-less-than-other-floral-and-vegetative-traits-in-lithophragma-bolanderi
#3
Magne Friberg, Mia T Waters, John N Thompson
Background and Aims: Many plant-pollinator interactions are mediated by floral scents that can vary among species, among populations within species and even among individuals within populations. This variation could be innate and unaffected by the environment, but, because many floral volatiles have amino-acid precursors, scent variation also could be affected by differences in nutrient availability among environments. In plants that have coevolved with specific pollinators, natural selection is likely to favour low phenotypic plasticity in floral scent even under different conditions of nutrient availability if particular scents or scent combinations are important for attracting local pollinators...
June 26, 2017: Annals of Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651339/formation-of-silica-aggregates-in-sorghum-root-endodermis-is-predetermined-by-cell-wall-architecture-and-development
#4
Milan Soukup, Michal Martinka, Dragana Bosnic, Mária Caplovicová, Rivka Elbaum, Alexander Lux
Background and Aims: Deposition of silica in plant cell walls improves their mechanical properties and helps plants to withstand various stress conditions. Its mechanism is still not understood and silica-cell wall interactions are elusive. The objective of this study was to investigate the effect of silica deposition on the development and structure of sorghum root endodermis and to identify the cell wall components involved in silicification. Methods: Sorghum bicolor seedlings were grown hydroponically with (Si+) or without (Si-) silicon supplementation...
June 22, 2017: Annals of Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651333/responses-of-lichen-communities-to-18%C3%A2-years-of-natural-and-experimental-warming
#5
Juha M Alatalo, Annika K Jägerbrand, Shengbin Chen, Ulf Molau
Background and Aims: Climate change is expected to have major impacts on high alpine and arctic ecosystems in the future, but empirical data on the impact of long-term warming on lichen diversity and richness are sparse. This study report the effects of 18 years of ambient and experimental warming on lichens and vascular plant cover in two alpine plant communities, a dry heath with sparse canopy cover (54 %) and a mesic meadow with a more developed (67 %) canopy cover, in sub-arctic Sweden...
June 22, 2017: Annals of Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645142/polyphyly-of-arundinoideae-poaceae-and-evolution-of-the-twisted-geniculate-lemma-awn
#6
J K Teisher, M R McKain, B A Schaal, E A Kellogg
Background and Aims: Subfamily Arundinoideae represents one of the last unsolved taxonomic mysteries in the grass family (Poaceae) due to the narrow and remote distributions of many of its 19 morphologically and ecologically heterogeneous genera. Resolving the phylogenetic relationships of these genera could have substantial implications for understanding character evolution in the grasses, for example the twisted geniculate awn - a hygroscopic awn that has been shown to be important in seed germination for some grass species...
June 21, 2017: Annals of Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645141/does-the-seed-bank-contribute-to-the-build-up-of-a-genetic-extinction-debt-in-the-grassland-perennial-campanula-rotundifolia
#7
Jan Plue, Katrien Vandepitte, Olivier Honnay, Sara A O Cousins
Background and Aims: Habitat fragmentation threatens global biodiversity. Many plant species persist in habitat fragments via persistent life cycle stages such as seed banks, generating a species extinction debt. Here, seed banks are hypothesized to cause a temporal delay in the expected loss of genetic variation, which can be referred to as a genetic extinction debt, as a possible mechanism behind species extinction debts. Methods: Fragmented grassland populations of Campanula rotundifolia were examined for evidence of a genetic extinction debt, investigating if the seed bank contributed to the extinction debt build-up...
June 21, 2017: Annals of Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641371/effects-of-changes-in-leaf-properties-mediated-by-methyl-jasmonate-meja-on-foliar-absorption-of-zn-mn-and-fe
#8
Cui Li, Peng Wang, Neal W Menzies, Enzo Lombi, Peter M Kopittke
Background and Aims: Foliar fertilization to overcome nutritional deficiencies is becoming increasingly widespread. However, the processes of foliar nutrient absorption and translocation are poorly understood. The present study aimed to investigate how cuticular leaf properties affect the absorption of foliar-applied nutrients in leaf tissues. Methods: Given that methyl jasmonate (MeJA) can cause alterations in leaf properties, we applied 1 m m MeJA to sunflower ( Helianthus annuus ), tomato ( Solanum lycopersicum ) and soybean ( Glycine max ) to assess changes in leaf properties...
June 21, 2017: Annals of Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637252/wheat-seed-weight-and-quality-differ-temporally-in-sensitivity-to-warm-or-cool-conditions-during-seed-development-and-maturation
#9
M Nasehzadeh, R H Ellis
Background and aims: Short periods of extreme temperature may affect wheat ( Triticum aestivum ) seed weight, but also quality. Temporal sensitivity to extreme temperature during seed development and maturation was investigated. Methods: Plants of 'Tybalt' grown at ambient temperature were moved to growth cabinets at 29/20 °C or 34/20 °C (2010), or 15/10 °C or 34/20 °C (2011), for successive 7-d periods from 7 DAA (days after anthesis) onwards, and also 7-65 DAA in 2011...
June 15, 2017: Annals of Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633358/phylogeography-of-herbarium-specimens-of-asexually-propagated-paper-mulberry-broussonetia-papyrifera-l-l-h%C3%A3-r-ex-vent-moraceae-reveals-genetic-diversity-across-the-pacific
#10
Claudia Payacan, Ximena Moncada, Gloria Rojas, Andrew Clarke, Kuo-Fang Chung, Robin Allaby, Daniela Seelenfreund, Andrea Seelenfreund
Background and Aims: Paper mulberry or Broussonetia papyrifera (L.) L'Hér. ex Vent. (Moraceae) is a dioecious species native to continental South-east Asia and East Asia, including Taiwan, that was introduced to the Pacific by pre-historic voyagers and transported intentionally and propagated asexually across the full range of Austronesian expansion from Taiwan to East Polynesia. The aim of this study was to gain insight into the dispersal of paper mulberry into Oceania through the genetic analysis of herbaria samples which represent a more complete coverage of the historical geographical range of the species in the Pacific before later introductions and local extinctions occurred...
June 14, 2017: Annals of Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633349/colchicine-application-significantly-affects-plant-performance-in-the-second-generation-of-synthetic-polyploids-and-its-effects-vary-between-populations
#11
Zuzana Münzbergová
Background and Aims: Understanding the direct consequences of polyploidization is necessary for assessing the evolutionary significance of this mode of speciation. Previous studies have not studied the degree of between-population variation that occurs due to these effects. Although it is assumed that the effects of the substances that create synthetic polyploids disappear in second-generation synthetic polyploids, this has not been tested. Methods: The direct consequences of polyploidization were assessed and separated from the effects of subsequent evolution in Vicia cracca , a naturally occurring species with diploid and autotetraploid cytotypes...
June 14, 2017: Annals of Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633337/differences-in-below-ground-bud-bank-density-and-composition-along-a-climatic-gradient-in-the-temperate-steppe-of-northern-china
#12
Jianqiang Qian, Zhengwen Wang, Jitka Klimešová, Xiaotao Lü, Wennong Kuang, Zhimin Liu, Xingguo Han
Background and Aims: Understanding the changes in below-ground bud bank density and composition along a climatic gradient is essential for the exploration of species distribution pattern and vegetation composition in response to climatic changes. Nevertheless, investigations on bud banks along climatic gradients are still scarce. The below-ground bud bank is expected to be reduced in size in arid conditions, and costly, bud-bearing organs with long spacers would be replaced by more compact forms with buds that are better protected than those found in moist conditions...
June 14, 2017: Annals of Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633407/exploring-fungus-plant-n-transfer-in-a-tripartite-ant-plant-fungus-mutualism
#13
Céline Leroy, Alain Jauneau, Yves Martinez, Armelle Cabin-Flaman, David Gibouin, Jérôme Orivel, Nathalie Séjalon-Delmas
Background and Aims: The plant Hirtella physophora , the ant Allomerus decemarticulatus and a fungus, Trimmatostroma sp., form a tripartite association. The ants manipulate both the plant trichomes and the fungus to build galleries under the stems of their host plant used to capture prey. In addition to its structural role, the fungus also improves nutrient uptake by the host plant. But it still remains unclear whether the fungus plays an indirect or a direct role in transferring nutrients to the plant...
June 13, 2017: Annals of Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605491/photoperiod-and-temperature-mediated-control-of-growth-cessation-and-dormancy-in-trees-a-molecular-perspective
#14
Jay P Maurya, Rishikesh P Bhalerao
Background: How plants adapt their developmental patterns to regular seasonal changes is an important question in biology. The annual growth cycle in perennial long-lived trees is yet another example of how plants can adapt to seasonal changes. The two main signals that plants rely on to respond to seasonal changes are photoperiod and temperature, and these signals have critical roles in the temporal regulation of the annual growth cycle of trees. Scope: This review presents the latest findings to provide insight into the molecular mechanisms that underlie how photoperiodic and temperature signals regulate seasonal growth in trees...
June 12, 2017: Annals of Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605408/casparian-bands-and-suberin-lamellae-in-exodermis-of-lateral-roots-an-important-trait-of-roots-system-response-to-abiotic-stress-factors
#15
Edita Tylová, Eva Pecková, Zuzana Blascheová, Aleš Soukup
Background and Aims: Root absorptive characteristics rely on the presence of apoplastic barriers. However, little is known about the establishment of these barriers within a complex root system, particularly in a major portion of them - the lateral roots. In Zea mays L., the exodermis differentiates under the influence of growth conditions. Therefore, the species presents a suitable model to elucidate the cross-talk among environmental conditions, branching pattern and the maturation of barriers within a complex root system involved in the definition of the plant-soil interface...
June 12, 2017: Annals of Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605397/pamps-prrs-effectors-and-r-genes-associated-with-citrus-pathogen-interactions
#16
Ronaldo J D Dalio, Diogo M Magalhães, Carolina M Rodrigues, Gabriella D Arena, Tiago S Oliveira, Reinaldo R Souza-Neto, Simone C Picchi, Paula M M Martins, Paulo J C Santos, Heros J Maximo, Inaiara S Pacheco, Alessandra A De Souza, Marcos A Machado
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June 12, 2017: Annals of Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586427/benefits-of-flooding-induced-aquatic-adventitious-roots-depend-on-the-duration-of-submergence-linking-plant-performance-to-root-functioning
#17
Qian Zhang, Heidrun Huber, Simone J M Beljaars, Diana Birnbaum, Sander de Best, Hans de Kroon, Eric J W Visser
Background and Aims: Temporal flooding is a common environmental stress for terrestrial plants. Aquatic adventitious roots (aquatic roots) are commonly formed in flooding-tolerant plant species and are generally assumed to be beneficial for plant growth by supporting water and nutrient uptake during partial flooding. However, the actual contribution of these roots to plant performance under flooding has hardly been quantified. As the investment into aquatic root development in terms of carbohydrates may be costly, these costs may - depending on the specific environmental conditions - offset the beneficial effects of aquatic roots...
June 5, 2017: Annals of Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586422/tomato-ethylene-sensitivity-determines-interaction-with-plant-growth-promoting-bacteria
#18
Pablo Ibort, Sonia Molina, Rafael Núñez, Ángel María Zamarreño, José María García-Mina, Juan Manuel Ruiz-Lozano, Maria Del Carmen Orozco-Mosqueda, Bernard R Glick, Ricardo Aroca
Background and Aims: Plant growth-promoting bacteria (PGPB) are soil micro-organisms able to interact with plants and stimulate their growth, positively affecting plant physiology and development. Although ethylene plays a key role in plant growth, little is known about the involvement of ethylene sensitivity in bacterial inoculation effects on plant physiology. Thus, the present study was pursued to establish whether ethylene perception is critical for plant-bacteria interaction and growth induction by two different PGPB strains, and to assess the physiological effects of these strains in juvenile and mature tomato ( Solanum lycopersicum ) plants...
June 5, 2017: Annals of Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28582507/variation-in-the-reproductive-strategy-of-a-lichenized-fungus-along-a-climatic-gradient
#19
Sonia Merinero, Marcos Méndez, Gregorio Aragón, Isabel Martínez
Background and aims: Onset of reproduction and reproductive allocation patterns are key components of plant reproductive strategies. Life history theory predicts that plants in adverse environments for juvenile performance start reproduction at smaller sizes and exhibit higher reproductive allocation compared to their counterparts in favourable environments. Life history theory will gain in generality if its predictions are shown to apply to a broad range of organisms and modes of reproduction...
June 5, 2017: Annals of Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28575199/mixotrophy-in-pyroleae-ericaceae-from-estonian-boreal-forests-does-not-vary-with-light-or-tissue-age
#20
Félix Lallemand, Ülle Puttsepp, Mait Lang, Aarne Luud, Pierre-Emmanuel Courty, Cécile Palancade, Marc-André Selosse
Background and Aims: In temperate forests, some green plants, namely pyroloids (Pyroleae, Ericaceae) and some orchids, independently evolved a mode of nutrition mixing photosynthates and carbon gained from their mycorrhizal fungi (mixotrophy). Fungal carbon is more enriched in 13 C than photosynthates, allowing estimation of the proportion of carbon acquired heterotrophically from fungi in plant biomass. Based on 13 C enrichment, mixotrophic orchids have previously been shown to increase shoot autotrophy level over the growth season and with environmental light availability...
May 31, 2017: Annals of Botany
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