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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795267/cyp79-p450-monooxygenases-in-gymnosperms-cyp79a118-is-associated-with-the-formation-of-taxiphyllin-in-taxus-baccata
#1
Katrin Luck, Qidong Jia, Meret Huber, Vinzenz Handrick, Gane Ka-Shu Wong, David R Nelson, Feng Chen, Jonathan Gershenzon, Tobias G Köllner
Conifers contain P450 enzymes from the CYP79 family that are involved in cyanogenic glycoside biosynthesis. Cyanogenic glycosides are secondary plant compounds that are widespread in the plant kingdom. Their biosynthesis starts with the conversion of aromatic or aliphatic amino acids into their respective aldoximes, catalysed by N-hydroxylating cytochrome P450 monooxygenases (CYP) of the CYP79 family. While CYP79s are well known in angiosperms, their occurrence in gymnosperms and other plant divisions containing cyanogenic glycoside-producing plants has not been reported so far...
August 9, 2017: Plant Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780645/the-mediator-genes-med12-and-med13-control-arabidopsis-root-system-configuration-influencing-sugar-and-auxin-responses
#2
Javier Raya-González, Jesús Salvador López-Bucio, José Carlos Prado-Rodríguez, León Francisco Ruiz-Herrera, Ángel Arturo Guevara-García, José López-Bucio
Arabidopsis med12 and med13 mutants exhibit shoot and root phenotypes related to an altered auxin homeostasis. Sucrose supplementation reactivates both cell division and elongation in primary roots as well as auxin-responsive and stem cell niche gene expression in these mutants. An analysis of primary root growth of WT, med12, aux1-7 and med12 aux1 single and double mutants in response to sucrose and/or N-1-naphthylphthalamic acid (NPA) placed MED12 upstream of auxin transport for the sugar modulation of root growth...
August 5, 2017: Plant Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776286/bypassing-mirna-mediated-gene-regulation-under-drought-stress-alternative-splicing-affects-csd1-gene-expression
#3
So-Yon Park, Elizabeth Grabau
The binding site for miR398 in an isoform of Cu/Zn superoxide dismutase (CSD1) is eliminated by alternative splicing to bypass miR398-mediated gene down-regulation under drought stress. MicroRNA (miRNA) binding sites (MBSs) are frequently interrupted by introns and therefore require proper splicing to generate functional MBSs in target transcripts. MBSs can also be excluded during splicing of pre-messenger RNA, leading to different regulation among isoforms. Previous studies have shown that levels of Cu/Zn superoxide dismutase (CSD) are down-regulated by miR398...
August 3, 2017: Plant Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762129/phytodetoxification-of-tnt-by-transplastomic-tobacco-nicotiana-tabacum-expressing-a-bacterial-nitroreductase
#4
Long Zhang, Elizabeth L Rylott, Neil C Bruce, Stuart E Strand
Expression of the bacterial nitroreductase gene, nfsI, in tobacco plastids conferred the ability to detoxify TNT. The toxic pollutant 2,4,6-trinitrotoluene (TNT) is recalcitrant to degradation in the environment. Phytoremediation is a potentially low cost remediation technique that could be applied to soil contaminated with TNT; however, progress is hindered by the phytotoxicity of this compound. Previous studies have demonstrated that plants transformed with the bacterial nitroreductase gene, nfsI have increased ability to tolerate and detoxify TNT...
July 31, 2017: Plant Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755320/evaluation-of-the-mature-grain-phytase-candidate-hvpaphy_a-gene-in-barley-hordeum-vulgare-l-using-crispr-cas9-and-talens
#5
Inger B Holme, Toni Wendt, Javier Gil-Humanes, Lise C Deleuran, Colby G Starker, Daniel F Voytas, Henrik Brinch-Pedersen
In the present study, we utilized TALEN- and CRISPR/Cas9-induced mutations to analyze the promoter of the barley phytase gene HvPAPhy_a. The purpose of the study was dual, validation of the PAPhy_a enzyme as the main contributor of the mature grain phytase activity (MGPA), as well as validating the importance of a specific promoter region of the PAPhy_a gene which contains three overlapping cis-acting regulatory elements (GCN4, Skn1 and the RY-element) known to be involved in gene expression during grain filling...
July 28, 2017: Plant Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755319/a-novel-family-of-proline-serine-rich-proteins-which-are-phospho-targets-of-stress-related-mitogen-activated-protein-kinases-differentially-regulates-growth-and-pathogen-defense-in-arabidopsis-thaliana
#6
Mieder Anthony Thomas Palm-Forster, Lennart Eschen-Lippold, Joachim Uhrig, Dierk Scheel, Justin Lee
The molecular actions of mitogen-activated protein kinases (MAPKs) are ultimately accomplished by the substrate proteins where phosphorylation affects their molecular properties and function(s), but knowledge regarding plant MAPK substrates is currently still fragmentary. Here, we uncovered a previously uncharacterized protein family consisting of three proline/serine-rich proteins (PRPs) that are substrates of stress-related MAPKs. We demonstrated the importance of a MAPK docking domain necessary for protein-protein interaction with MAPKs and consequently also for phosphorylation...
July 28, 2017: Plant Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741224/comparative-analysis-of-histone-modifications-and-dna-methylation-at-osbz8-locus-under-salinity-stress-in-ir64-and-nonabokra-rice-varieties
#7
Amit Paul, Pratiti Dasgupta, Dipan Roy, Shubho Chaudhuri
Rice being an important cereal crop is highly sensitive to salinity stress causing growth retardation and loss in productivity. However, certain rice genotypes like Nonabokra and Pokkali show a high level of tolerance towards salinity stress compared to IR64 variety. This differential response of tolerant varieties towards salinity stress may be a cumulative effect of genetic and epigenetic factors. In this study, we have compared the salinity-induced changes in chromatin modifications at the OsBZ8 locus in salt-tolerant Nonabokra and salt-sensitive IR64 rice varieties...
July 24, 2017: Plant Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735504/low-genetic-diversity-and-functional-constraint-of-mirna-genes-participating-pollen-pistil-interaction-in-rice
#8
Kun Wang, Xin Wang, Ming Li, Tao Shi, Pingfang Yang
In this study, we sequenced and analyzed the expression and evolution of rice miRNA genes participating pollen-pistil interaction that is crucial to rice yield. Pollen-pistil interaction is an essential reproductive process for all flowering plants. While microRNAs (miRNAs) are important noncoding small RNAs that regulate mRNA levels in eukaryotic cells, there is little knowledge about which miRNAs involved in the early stages of pollen-pistil interaction in rice and how they evolve under this conserved process...
July 22, 2017: Plant Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733871/a-mdr-transporter-contributes-to-the-different-extracellular-production-of-sesquiterpene-pyridine-alkaloids-between-adventitious-root-and-hairy-root-liquid-cultures-of-tripterygium-wilfordii-hook-f
#9
Guo-Peng Miao, Juan Han, Ji-Feng Zhang, Chuan-Shu Zhu, Xing Zhang
TwMDR1 transports sesquiterpene pyridine alkaloids, wilforine and wilforgine, into the hairy roots of T. wilfordii Hook.f. resulting in low secretion ratio of alkaloids. Hairy roots (HRs) exhibit high growth rate and biochemical and genetic stability. However, varying secondary metabolites in HR liquid cultures mainly remain in root tissues, and this condition may affect cell growth and cause inconvenience in downstream extraction. Studies pay less attention to adventitious root (AR) liquid cultures though release ratio of some metabolites in AR liquid cultures is significantly higher than that of HR...
July 21, 2017: Plant Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730525/identification-of-a-seed-coat-specific-promoter-fragment-from-the-arabidopsis-mucilage-modified4-gene
#10
Gillian H Dean, Zhaoqing Jin, Lin Shi, Elahe Esfandiari, Robert McGee, Kylie Nabata, Tiffany Lee, Ljerka Kunst, Tamara L Western, George W Haughn
The Arabidopsis seed coat-specific promoter fragment described is an important tool for basic and applied research in Brassicaceae species. During differentiation, the epidermal cells of the Arabidopsis seed coat produce and secrete large quantities of mucilage. On hydration of mature seeds, this mucilage becomes easily accessible as it is extruded to form a tightly attached halo at the seed surface. Mucilage is composed mainly of pectin, and also contains the key cell wall components cellulose, hemicellulose, and proteins, making it a valuable model for studying numerous aspects of cell wall biology...
July 20, 2017: Plant Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631167/copper-and-ectopic-expression-of-the-arabidopsis-transport-protein-copt1-alter-iron-homeostasis-in-rice-oryza-sativa-l
#11
Amparo Andrés-Bordería, Fernando Andrés, Antoni Garcia-Molina, Ana Perea-García, Concha Domingo, Sergi Puig, Lola Peñarrubia
Copper deficiency and excess differentially affect iron homeostasis in rice and overexpression of the Arabidopsis high-affinity copper transporter COPT1 slightly increases endogenous iron concentration in rice grains. Higher plants have developed sophisticated mechanisms to efficiently acquire and use micronutrients such as copper and iron. However, the molecular mechanisms underlying the interaction between both metals remain poorly understood. In the present work, we study the effects produced on iron homeostasis by a wide range of copper concentrations in the growth media and by altered copper transport in Oryza sativa plants...
June 19, 2017: Plant Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608281/suppression-of-cucumber-stachyose-synthase-gene-cssts-inhibits-phloem-loading-and-reduces-low-temperature-stress-tolerance
#12
Jianguo Lü, Xiaolei Sui, Si Ma, Xin Li, Huan Liu, Zhenxian Zhang
Stachyose is the main transporting sugar in phloem of Raffinose family oligosaccharides-transporting species. Stachyose synthase (STS) is a key enzyme for stachyose biosynthesis, but the gene encoding STS is poorly characterized in cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.), which is a model plant for studying stachyose metabolism and phloem function. In this research, stachyose synthase gene (CsSTS) from cucumber was isolated and its physiological functions were analyzed. CsSTS expressed mainly in the phloem of the minor veins in mature leaves and localized to companion cells...
June 12, 2017: Plant Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733872/metabolic-profiles-of-flooding-tolerant-mechanism-in-early-stage-soybean-responding-to-initial-stress
#13
Xin Wang, Wei Zhu, Akiko Hashiguchi, Minoru Nishimura, Jingkui Tian, Setsuko Komatsu
Metabolomic analysis of flooding-tolerant mutant and abscisic acid-treated soybeans suggests that accumulated fructose might play a role in initial flooding tolerance through regulation of hexokinase and phosphofructokinase. Soybean is sensitive to flooding stress, which markedly reduces plant growth. To explore the mechanism underlying initial-flooding tolerance in soybean, mass spectrometry-based metabolomic analysis was performed using flooding-tolerant mutant and abscisic-acid treated soybeans. Among the commonly-identified metabolites in both flooding-tolerant materials, metabolites involved in carbohydrate and organic acid displayed same profile at initial-flooding stress...
August 2017: Plant Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695315/ubiquitin-specific-proteases-function-in-plant-development-and-stress-responses
#14
REVIEW
Huapeng Zhou, Jinfeng Zhao, Jingqing Cai, Suyash B Patil
UBIQUITIN-SPECIFIC PROTEASES play important roles in plant development and stress responses. Protein ubiquitination and deubiquitination are reversible processes, which can modulate the stability, activity as well as subcellular localization of the substrate proteins. UBIQUITIN-SPECIFIC PROTEASE (UBP) protein family participates in protein deubiquitination. Members of UBP family are involved in a variety of physiological processes in plants, as evidenced by their functional characterization in model plant Arabidopsis and other plants...
August 2017: Plant Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695314/bacterial-production-and-reconstitution-in-proteoliposomes-of-solanum-lycopersicum-cat2-a-transporter-of-basic-amino-acids-and-organic-cations
#15
Teresa Maria Rosaria Regina, Michele Galluccio, Mariafrancesca Scalise, Lorena Pochini, Cesare Indiveri
The vacuolar SlCAT2 was cloned, over-produced in E. coli and reconstituted in proteoliposomes. Arg, Ornithine and Lys were identified as substrates. Unexpectedly, also the organic cations Tetraethylammonium and Acetylcholine were transported indicating involvement of SlCAT2 in signaling. In land plants several transporters are involved in ion and metabolite flux across membranes of cells or intracellular organelles. The vacuolar amino acid transporter CAT2 from Solanum lycopersicum was investigated in this work...
August 2017: Plant Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687904/a-comparative-genomic-and-transcriptomic-analysis-at-the-level-of-isolated-root-hair-cells-reveals-new-conserved-root-hair-regulatory-elements
#16
COMPARATIVE STUDY
Zhenzhen Qiao, Lise Pingault, Prince Zogli, Micaela Langevin, Niccole Rech, Andrew Farmer, Marc Libault
A comparative transcriptomic and genomic analysis between Arabidopsis thaliana and Glycine max root hair genes reveals the evolution of the expression of plant genes after speciation and whole genome duplication. Our understanding of the conservation and divergence of the expression patterns of genes between plant species is limited by the quality of the genomic and transcriptomic resources available. Specifically, the transcriptomes generated from plant organs are the reflection of the contribution of the different cell types composing the samples weighted by their relative abundances in the sample...
August 2017: Plant Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674938/herbaspirillum-rubrisubalbicans-a-mild-pathogen-impairs-growth-of-rice-by-augmenting-ethylene-levels
#17
Glaucio Valdameri, Dayane Alberton, Vivian Rotuno Moure, Thiago Borba Kokot, Caroline Kukolj, Liziane Cristina Campos Brusamarello-Santos, Rose Adele Monteiro, Fabio de Oliveira Pedrosa, Emanuel Maltempi de Souza
Herbaspirillum rubrisubalbicans decreases growth of rice. Inoculation of rice with H. rubrisubalbicans increased the ACCO mRNA levels and ethylene production. The H. rubrisubalbicans rice interactions were further characterized by proteomic approach. Herbaspirillum rubrisubalbicans is a well-known growth-promoting rhizobacteria that can also act as a mild phyto-pathogen. During colonisation of rice, RT-qPCR analyses showed that H. rubrisubalbicans up-regulates the methionine recycling pathway as well as phyto-siderophore synthesis genes...
August 2017: Plant Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647905/time-dependent-leaf-proteome-alterations-of-brachypodium-distachyon-in-response-to-drought-stress
#18
Ozge Tatli, Bahar Sogutmaz Ozdemir, Gizem Dinler Doganay
For the first time, a comprehensive proteome analysis was conducted on Brachypodium leaves under drought stress. Gradual changes in response to drought stress were monitored. Drought is one of the major stress factors that dramatically affect the agricultural productivity worldwide. Improving the yield under drought is an urgent challenge in agriculture. Brachypodium distachyon is a model species for monocot plants such as wheat, barley and several potential biofuel grasses. In the current study, a comprehensive proteome analysis was conducted on Brachypodium leaves under different levels of drought application...
August 2017: Plant Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634865/dynamics-of-tobacco-dna-topoisomerases-ii-in-cell-cycle-regulation-to-manage-topological-constrains-during-replication-transcription-and-mitotic-chromosome-condensation-and-segregation
#19
Badri Nath Singh, V Mohan Murali Achary, Varakumar Panditi, Sudhir K Sopory, Malireddy K Reddy
The topoisomerase II expression varies as a function of cell proliferation. Maximal topoisomerase II expression was tightly coupled to S phase and G2/M phase via both transcriptional and post-transcriptional regulation. Investigation in meiosis using pollen mother cells also revealed that it is not the major component of meiotic chromosomes, it seems to diffuse out once meiotic chromosomal condensation is completed. Synchronized tobacco BY-2 cell cultures were used to study the role of topoisomerase II in various stages of the cell cycle...
August 2017: Plant Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409321/an-integrative-overview-of-the-molecular-and-physiological-responses-of-sugarcane-under-drought-conditions
#20
Camilo Elber Vital, Andrea Giordano, Eduardo de Almeida Soares, Thomas Christopher Rhys Williams, Rosilene Oliveira Mesquita, Pedro Marcus Pereira Vidigal, Amanda de Santana Lopes, Túlio Gomes Pacheco, Marcelo Rogalski, Humberto Josué de Oliveira Ramos, Marcelo Ehlers Loureiro
Drought is the main abiotic stress constraining sugarcane production. However, our limited understanding of the molecular mechanisms involved in the drought stress responses of sugarcane impairs the development of new technologies to increase sugarcane drought tolerance. Here, an integrated approach was performed to reveal the molecular and physiological changes in two closely related sugarcane cultivars, including the most extensively planted cultivar in Brazil (cv. RB867515), in response to moderate (-0.5 MPa) and severe (-1 MPa) drought stress at the transcriptional, translational, and posttranslational levels...
August 2017: Plant Molecular Biology
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