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Plant Science: An International Journal of Experimental Plant Biology

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818388/genetic-analysis-of-rootstock-mediated-nitrogen-n-uptake-and-root-to-shoot-signalling-at-contrasting-n-availabilities-in-tomato
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M J Asins, A Albacete, C Martinez-Andujar, F Pérez-Alfocea, I C Dodd, E A Carbonell, J A Dieleman
Selecting rootstocks for high nitrogen acquisition ability may allow decreased N fertilizer application without reducing tomato yields, minimizing environmental nitrate pollution. A commercial hybrid tomato variety was grafted on a genotyped population of 130 recombinant inbred lines (RILs) derived from Solanum pimpinellifolium, and compared with self- and non-grafted controls under contrasting nitrate availabilities (13.8 vs 1.0mM) in the nutrient solution. Grafting itself altered xylem sap composition under N-sufficient conditions, particularly Na(+) (8...
October 2017: Plant Science: An International Journal of Experimental Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818387/plant-response-to-biotic-stress-is-there-a-common-epigenetic-response-during-plant-pathogenic-and-symbiotic-interactions
#2
REVIEW
Prince Zogli, Marc Libault
Plants constantly interact with pathogenic and symbiotic microorganisms. Recent studies have revealed several regulatory mechanisms controlling these interactions. Among them, the plant defense system is activated not only in response to pathogenic, but also in response to symbiotic microbes. Interestingly, shortly after symbiotic microbial recognition, the plant defense system is suppressed to promote plant infection by symbionts. Research studies have demonstrated the influence of the plant epigenome in modulating both pathogenic and symbiotic plant-microbe interactions, thereby influencing plant survival, adaptation and evolution of the plant response to microbial infections...
October 2017: Plant Science: An International Journal of Experimental Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818386/heterologous-expression-of-two-gpats-from-jatropha-curcas-alters-seed-oil-levels-in-transgenic-arabidopsis-thaliana
#3
Aparna Misra, Kasim Khan, Abhishek Niranjan, Vinod Kumar, Vidhu A Sane
Oils and fats are stored in endosperm during seed development in the form of triacylglycerols. Three acyltransferases: glycerol-3-phosphate acyltransferase (GPAT), lysophosphatidyl acyltransferase (LPAT) and diacylglycerol acyltransferase (DGAT) are involved in the storage lipid biosynthesis and catalyze the stepwise acylation of glycerol backbone. In this study two members of GPAT gene family (JcGPAT1 and JcGPAT2) from Jatropha seeds were identified and characterized. Sequence analysis suggested that JcGPAT1 and JcGPAT2 are homologous to Arabidopsis acyltransferase-1 (ATS1) and AtGPAT9 respectively...
October 2017: Plant Science: An International Journal of Experimental Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818385/molecular-cloning-and-characterization-of-ptrzpt2-1-a-zpt2-family-gene-encoding-a-cys2-his2-type-zinc-finger-protein-from-trifoliate-orange-poncirus-trifoliata-l-raf-that-enhances-plant-tolerance-to-multiple-abiotic-stresses
#4
Dechun Liu, Li Yang, Man Luo, Qi Wu, Shanbei Liu, Yong Liu
In plants, most Cys2/His2 (C2H2) zinc finger proteins with two zinc finger domains (ZPT2) are involved in abiotic stress responses. In this study, a ZPT2 family gene PtrZPT2-1 was cloned from trifoliate orange (Poncirus trifoliata (L.) Raf.). PtrZPT2-1 is composed of 245 amino acids, has a putative molecular weight of 25.99kDa and an isoelectric point of 8.41. PtrZPT2-1 contained two C2H2 zinc finger domains, one nuclear localization signal (B-box), one transcription repression domain (DLN-box), and one protein-protein interaction domain (L-box)...
October 2017: Plant Science: An International Journal of Experimental Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818384/rice-peroxisomal-ascorbate-peroxidase-knockdown-affects-ros-signaling-and-triggers-early-leaf-senescence
#5
Carolina W Ribeiro, Ana Paula Korbes, Julio A Garighan, Douglas Jardim-Messeder, Fabricio E L Carvalho, Rachel H V Sousa, Andreia Caverzan, Felipe K Teixeira, Joaquim A G Silveira, Marcia Margis-Pinheiro
H2O2, which is continually produced by aerobic metabolism, is a cytotoxic molecule when in high levels. However, low levels can act as a signaling molecule able to regulate the expression of stress responses, senescence, programmed cell death, plant growth, and development. Ascorbate peroxidase (APX) enzyme plays an essential role in the control of intracellular H2O2 levels. Here, the function of a gene encoding a peroxisomal APX (OsAPX4) from rice (Oryza sativa L.) was studied. OsAPX4 gene expression can be detected in roots and panicles, but the highest expression level occurs in leaves...
October 2017: Plant Science: An International Journal of Experimental Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818383/methyl-jasmonate-and-salicylic-acid-are-able-to-modify-cell-wall-but-only-salicylic-acid-alters-biomass-digestibility-in-the-model-grass-brachypodium-distachyon
#6
Thiago Alves Napoleão, Giuliana Soares, Camilo Elber Vital, Carla Bastos, Robson Castro, Marcelo Ehlers Loureiro, Andrea Giordano
In addition to playing a key role in the response to environmental changes, cell walls are also considered as a valuable feedstock for cellulosic ethanol. Here we explored the effects of the stress-response hormones, salicylic acid and methyl jasmonate, on cell wall biosynthesis and biomass digestibility in Brachypodium distachyon, a species recently considered as a suitable model for biomass conversion. We found that in response to salicylic acid or methyl jasmonate treatment, plant growth was reduced coupled with significant changes in cell wall composition...
October 2017: Plant Science: An International Journal of Experimental Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818382/cell-specific-expression-of-plant-nutrient-transporter-genes-in-orchid-mycorrhizae
#7
Valeria Fochi, Nicole Falla, Mariangela Girlanda, Silvia Perotto, Raffaella Balestrini
Orchid mycorrhizal protocorms and roots are heterogeneous structures composed of different plant cell-types, where cells colonized by intracellular fungal coils (the pelotons) are close to non-colonized plant cells. Moreover, the fungal coils undergo rapid turnover inside the colonized cells, so that plant cells containing coils at different developmental stages can be observed in the same tissue section. Here, we have investigated by laser microdissection (LMD) the localization of specific plant gene transcripts in different cell-type populations collected from mycorrhizal protocorms and roots of the Mediterranean orchid Serapias vomeracea colonized by Tulasnella calospora...
October 2017: Plant Science: An International Journal of Experimental Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818381/agfns-overexpression-increase-apigenin-and-decrease-anthocyanins-in-petioles-of-transgenic-celery
#8
Guo-Fei Tan, Jing Ma, Xin-Yue Zhang, Zhi-Sheng Xu, Ai-Sheng Xiong
Apigenin and anthocyanin biosyntheses share common precursors in plants. Flavone synthase (FNS) converts naringenin into apigenin in higher plants. Celery is an important edible and medical vegetable crop that contains apigenin in its tissues. However, the effect of high AgFNS gene expression on the apigenin and anthocyanins contents of purple celery remains to be elucidated. In this study, the AgFNS gene was cloned from purple celery ('Nanxuan liuhe purple celery') and overexpressed in this purple celery to determine its influence on anthocyanins and apigenin contents...
October 2017: Plant Science: An International Journal of Experimental Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818380/molecular-cloning-and-expression-analysis-of-duplicated-polyphenol-oxidase-genes-reveal-their-functional-differentiations-in-sorghum
#9
Song Yan, Sujuan Li, Guowei Zhai, Ping Lu, Hui Deng, Shan Zhu, Renliang Huang, Jianfeng Shao, Yuezhi Tao, Guihua Zou
Polyphenol oxidase (PPO) is believed to play a role in plant growth, reproduction, and resistance to pathogens and pests. PPO causes browning of grains in cereals. In this study, genetic mapping of sorghum grain for phenol color reaction (PHR) was performed using a recombinant inbred line population. Only one locus was detected between SSR markers SM06072 and Xtxp176 on chromosome 6. Two linked orthologous genes (Sb06PPO1 and Sb06PPO2) within the mapped region were discovered and cloned. Transformation experiments using Nipponbare (a PHR negative rice cultivar) showed that Sb06PPO1 from LTR108 and two Sb06PPO2 alleles from both varieties could complement Nipponbare, whereas Sb06PPO1 from 654 could not...
October 2017: Plant Science: An International Journal of Experimental Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818379/influence-of-tagw2-6a-on-seed-development-in-wheat-by-negatively-regulating-gibberellin-synthesis
#10
Qingyan Li, Liqun Li, Yan Liu, Qian Lv, Heng Zhang, Jian Zhu, Xuejun Li
Gibberellins (GA) are involved in seed development and E3 ubiquitin-ligases actively participate in GA perception and signal transduction. TaGW2-6A encodes a RING E3 ubiquitin-ligase that negatively regulates grain size. Therefore, Chinese Spring (CS) and its TaGW2-6A allelic variants (NIL31) were investigated to elucidate the relative contribution of GA to the regulation of seed development in wheat. The expression levels of GA biosynthesis and response genes were higher in NIL31 than CS, especially those of GA 3-oxidase and GASA4...
October 2017: Plant Science: An International Journal of Experimental Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818378/nsr1-myr2-is-a-negative-regulator-of-asn1-expression-and-its-possible-involvement-in-regulation-of-nitrogen-reutilization-in-arabidopsis
#11
Yoshimi Nakano, Yuki Naito, Toshitsugu Nakano, Namie Ohtsuki, Kaoru Suzuki
Nitrogen (N) is a major macronutrient that is essential for plant growth. It is important for us to understand the key genes that are involved in the regulation of N utilization. In this study, we focused on a GARP-type transcription factor known as NSR1/MYR2, which has been reported to be induced under N-deficient conditions. Our results demonstrated that NSR1/MYR2 has a transcriptional repression activity and is specifically expressed in vascular tissues, especially in phloem throughout the plant under daily light-dark cycle regulation...
October 2017: Plant Science: An International Journal of Experimental Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818377/heterologous-expression-of-gmsip1-3-from-soybean-in-tobacco-showed-and-growth-retardation-and-tolerance-to-hydrogen-peroxide
#12
Dayong Zhang, Yihong Huang, Manoj Kumar, Qun Wan, Zhaolong Xu, Hongbo Shao, Girdhar K Pandey
Aquaporins (AQPs) are transmembrane protein channels that are members of Major Intrinsic Proteins (MIP) superfamily. AQPs play important roles in plant reproduction, cell elongation, osmoregulation, influence leaf physiology and are responsive to drought and salt tolerance. Small intrinsic proteins (SIPs)belongs to one of the groups of AQPs, which are mainly localized to endoplasmic reticulum(ER). While this group of aquaporin is being well studied in Arabidopsis, grape and other plant species, not much is known about the molecular regulatory mechanisms driven by ER-type AQPs in Glycine Max...
October 2017: Plant Science: An International Journal of Experimental Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818376/an-overview-on-the-strategies-to-exploit-rice-endosperm-as-production-platform-for-biopharmaceuticals
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REVIEW
Fumio Takaiwa, Yuhya Wakasa, Shimpei Hayashi, Taiji Kawakatsu
Cereal seed has been utilized as production platform for high-value biopharmaceutical proteins. Especially, protein bodies (PBs) in seeds are not only natural specialized storage organs of seed storage proteins (SSPs), but also suitable intracellular deposition compartment for recombinant proteins. When various recombinant proteins were produced as secretory proteins by attaching N terminal ER signal peptide and C terminal KDEL endoplasmic reticulum (ER) retention signal or as fusion proteins with SSPs, high amounts of recombinant proteins can be predominantly accumulated in the PBs...
October 2017: Plant Science: An International Journal of Experimental Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818375/lipid-remodelling-unravelling-the-response-to-cold-stress-in-arabidopsis-and-its-extremophile-relative-eutrema-salsugineum
#14
REVIEW
Cristina Barrero-Sicilia, Susana Silvestre, Richard P Haslam, Louise V Michaelson
Environmental constraints limit the geographic distribution of many economically important crops. Cold stress is an important abiotic stress that affects plant growth and development, resulting in loss of vigour and surface lesions. These symptoms are caused by, among other metabolic processes, the altered physical and chemical composition of cell membranes. As a major component of cell membranes lipids have been recognized as having a significant role in cold stress, both as a mechanical defence through leaf surface protection and plasma membrane remodelling, and as signal transduction molecules...
October 2017: Plant Science: An International Journal of Experimental Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818374/cell-wall-modifications-of-two-arabidopsis-thaliana-ecotypes-col-and-sha-in-response-to-sub-optimal-growth-conditions-an-integrative-study
#15
Harold Duruflé, Vincent Hervé, Philippe Ranocha, Thierry Balliau, Michel Zivy, Josiane Chourré, Hélène San Clemente, Vincent Burlat, Cécile Albenne, Sébastien Déjean, Elisabeth Jamet, Christophe Dunand
With the global temperature change, plant adaptations are predicted, but little is known about the molecular mechanisms underlying them. Arabidopsis thaliana is a model plant adapted to various environmental conditions, in particular able to develop along an altitudinal gradient. Two ecotypes, Columbia (Col) growing at low altitude, and Shahdara (Sha) growing at 3400m, have been studied at optimal and sub-optimal growth temperature (22°C vs 15°C). Macro- and micro-phenotyping, cell wall monosaccharides analyses, cell wall proteomics, and transcriptomics have been performed in order to accomplish an integrative analysis...
October 2017: Plant Science: An International Journal of Experimental Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818373/depressed-expression-of-fae1-and-fad2-genes-modifies-fatty-acid-profiles-and-storage-compounds-accumulation-in-brassica-napus-seeds
#16
Jianghua Shi, Chunxiu Lang, Fulin Wang, Xuelong Wu, Renhu Liu, Tao Zheng, Dongqing Zhang, Jinqing Chen, Guanting Wu
In plants, the enzymes fatty acid dehydrogenase 2 (FAD2) and fatty acid elongase 1 (FAE1) have been shown in previous studies to play important roles in the de novo biosynthesis of fatty acids. However, the effects of depressed expression of FAD2 and FAE1 on seed storage compounds accumulation remains to be elucidated. In this study, we produced RNA interfering transgenic rapeseeds lines, BnFAD2-Ri, BnFAE1-Ri and BnFAD2/BnFAE1-Ri, which exhibited depressed expression of the BnFAD2 and BnFAE1 genes under the control of seed-specific napin A promoter...
October 2017: Plant Science: An International Journal of Experimental Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818372/functional-characterization-of-rice-cw-domain-containing-zinc-finger-proteins-involved-in-histone-recognition
#17
Zhe Zhang, Feng Zhang, Zhi-Jun Cheng, Ling-Long Liu, Qi-Bing Lin, Fu-Qing Wu, Huan Zhang, Jiu-Lin Wang, Jie Wang, Xiu-Ping Guo, Xin Zhang, Cai-Lin Lei, Zhi-Chao Zhao, Shan-Shan Zhu, Jian-Min Wan
Histone recognition is important for understanding the mechanisms of histone modification, which play a pivotal role in transcriptional regulation during plant development. Here, we identified three cysteine-tryptophan (CW)-domain containing zinc finger (ZF) proteins involved in histone recognition, namely OsCW-ZF3, OsCW-ZF5 and OsCW-ZF7. Protein sequence analysis showed that they have two unknown motifs in addition to the CW domain. All three OsCW-ZFs were expressed in aerial tissues, with relatively high levels in developing panicles...
October 2017: Plant Science: An International Journal of Experimental Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818371/assessment-of-molecular-and-epigenetic-changes-in-the-albinism-of-agave-angustifolia-haw
#18
Rosa Us-Camas, Eduardo Castillo-Castro, Margarita Aguilar-Espinosa, Verónica Limones-Briones, Renata Rivera-Madrid, Manuel L Robert-Díaz, Clelia De-la-Peña
Albinism in plants is a rare phenomenon that occurs in nature and is characterized by the total or partial loss of photosynthetic pigments. Although progress has been made in understanding the nature of this phenomenon, the precise causes and biological basis are still unexplored. Here, we study the genetic and epigenetic differences between green (G), variegated (V) and albino (A) A. angustifolia Haw. plantlets obtained by in vitro propagation in order to present new insights into albinism from a plant system that offers a unique set of biological phenotypic characteristics...
October 2017: Plant Science: An International Journal of Experimental Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818370/overexpression-of-vpeifp1-a-novel-f-box-kelch-repeat-protein-from-wild-chinese-vitis-pseudoreticulata-confers-higher-tolerance-to-powdery-mildew-by-inducing-thioredoxin-z-proteolysis
#19
Jie Wang, Wenkong Yao, Lei Wang, Fuli Ma, Weihuo Tong, Chen Wang, Rui Bao, Changyue Jiang, Yazhou Yang, Jianxia Zhang, Yan Xu, Xiping Wang, Chaohong Zhang, Yuejin Wang
An F-box protein (VpEIFP1) induced by Erysiphe necator was isolated from Vitis pseudoreticulata, a wild Chinese grapevine species naturally resistant to powdery mildew (PM). It contains an F-box domain and two Kelch-repeat motifs. Expression profiles indicate the VpEIFP1 is strongly induced at both transcriptional and translational levels by PM infection. A subcellular localisation assay showed that VpEIFP1 is predominantly located in the nucleus and cytoplasm. Overexpression of VpEIFP1 accelerated the accumulation of hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) and up-regulated the expressions of ICS2, NPR1 and PR1 involved in defence responses, resulting in suppression of PM germination and growth...
October 2017: Plant Science: An International Journal of Experimental Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818369/brassinosteroid-and-gibberellin-control-of-seedling-traits-in-maize-zea-mays-l
#20
Songlin Hu, Darlene L Sanchez, Cuiling Wang, Alexander E Lipka, Yanhai Yin, Candice A C Gardner, Thomas Lübberstedt
In this study, we established two doubled haploid (DH) libraries with a total of 207 DH lines. We applied BR and GA inhibitors to all DH lines at seedling stage and measured seedling BR and GA inhibitor responses. Moreover, we evaluated field traits for each DH line (untreated). We conducted genome-wide association studies (GWAS) with 62,049 genome wide SNPs to explore the genetic control of seedling traits by BR and GA. In addition, we correlate seedling stage hormone inhibitor response with field traits. Large variation for BR and GA inhibitor response and field traits was observed across these DH lines...
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