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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720252/the-cryptochrome-photolyase-protein-family-in-diatoms
#1
Sarah König, Matthias Juhas, Stefanie Jäger, Tilman Kottke, Claudia Büchel
The cryptochrome - photolyase family (CPF) consists of homologous flavoproteins having completely different functions involving DNA repair, circadian rhythm and/or photoreception. From the original photolyases, working either as (6-4) or cyclobutane pyrimidine dimer photolyases, the animal- and plant-type cryptochromes, respectively, evolved and also the more intermediate DASH cryptochromes. Whereas animal cryptochromes work mostly in clock-related functions, plant cryptochromes are also directly involved in developmental processes such as hypocotyl elongation or flower induction...
July 8, 2017: Journal of Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710914/high-photosynthetic-capability-observed-in-the-wheat-germplasm-with-rye-chromosomes
#2
Quanhao Song, Rina Su, Yongmao Chai, Bachir Daoura Goudia, Liang Chen, Yin-Gang Hu
Improving photosynthetic capability is one of the most important factors for increasing wheat yield potential. The photosynthetic capability of wheat germplasm with different alien chromosomes was investigated and compared with bread wheat cultivars (BC) in this study, including wheat addition lines (CA), hexaploid triticale (HT), octoploid triticale (OT), and synthetic hexaploid wheat lines (SHW). Results indicated that HT, OT, and SHW produced significantly higher biomass plant(-1)(BMPP), with HT displaying the highest grain yield plant(-1) (GYPP)...
July 4, 2017: Journal of Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710913/expression-and-promoter-methylation-of-succinate-dehydrogenase-and-fumarase-genes-in-maize-under-anoxic-conditions
#3
Alexander T Eprintsev, Dmitry N Fedorin, Maria A Dobychina, Abir U Igamberdiev
Succinate dehydrogenase (SDH) and fumarase enzyme activity and expression of genes encoding the SDH subunits A (Sdh1-2), B (Sdh2-3), C (Sdh3), D (Sdh4) and the mitochondrial (Fum1) and cytosolic (Fum2) isoforms of fumarase were quantified in maize (Zea mays L.) seedlings exposed to atmospheres of air (control), N2, and CO2. The catalytic activity of SDH gradually declined in plants exposed to N2 atmospheres, with ∼40% activity remaining after 24h. In seedlings incubated in CO2, the suppression was even more pronounced...
July 4, 2017: Journal of Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709708/functional-proteomics-of-light-harvesting-complex-proteins-under-varying-light-conditions-in-diatoms
#4
Claudia Büchel, Christian Wilhelm, Volker Wagner, Maria Mittag
Comparative proteome analysis of subcellular compartments like thylakoid membranes and their associated supercomplexes can deliver important in-vivo information on the molecular basis of physiological functions which go far beyond to that what can be learnt from transcriptional-based gene expression studies. For instance, the finding that light intensity influences mainly the relative stoichiometry of subunits could be obtained only by high resolution proteome analysis. The high sensitivity of LC-ESI-MS/MS based proteome analysis allows the determination of proteins in very small subfractions along with their non-labeled semi quantitative analysis...
July 4, 2017: Journal of Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709027/singlet-oxygen-triggers-chloroplast-rupture-and-cell-death-in-the-zeaxanthin-epoxidase-defective-mutant-aba1-of-arabidopsis-thaliana-under-high-light-stress
#5
Álvaro Sánchez-Corrionero, Inmaculada Sánchez-Vicente, Sergio González-Pérez, Ascensión Corrales, Anja Krieger-Liszkay, Óscar Lorenzo, Juan B Arellano
The two Arabidopsis thaliana mutants, aba1 and max4, were previously identified as sharing a number of co-regulated genes with both the flu mutant and Arabidopsis cell suspension cultures exposed to high light (HL). On this basis, we investigated whether aba1 and max4 were generating high amounts of singlet oxygen ((1)O2) and activating (1)O2-mediated cell death. Thylakoids of aba1 produced twice as much (1)O2 as thylakoids of max4 and wild type (WT) plants when illuminated with strong red light. (1)O2 was measured using the spin probe 2,2,6,6-tetramethyl-4-piperidone hydrochloride...
July 4, 2017: Journal of Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705662/transcriptional-response-of-the-extremophile-red-alga-cyanidioschyzon-merolae-to-changes-in-co2-concentrations
#6
Nadine Rademacher, Thomas J Wrobel, Alessandro W Rossoni, Samantha Kurz, Andrea Bräutigam, Andreas P M Weber, Marion Eisenhut
Cyanidioschyzon merolae (C. merolae) is an acidophilic red alga growing in a naturally low carbon dioxide (CO2) environment. Although it uses a ribulose 1,5-bisphosphate carboxylase/oxygenase with high affinity for CO2, the survival of C. merolae relies on functional photorespiratory metabolism. In this study, we quantified the transcriptomic response of C. merolae to changes in CO2 conditions. We found distinct changes upon shifts between CO2 conditions, such as a concerted up-regulation of photorespiratory genes and responses to carbon starvation...
July 4, 2017: Journal of Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704703/early-axis-growth-during-seed-germination-is-gravitropic-and-mediated-by-ros-and-calcium
#7
Khangembam Lenin Singh, Anindita Mukherjee, Rup Kumar Kar
In plant establishment, seed germination is characterized by the emergence of a radicle for secured anchorage to the soil and nutrient and water uptake. Early growth of germinating axes appears to be gravisensitive, and the regulation of this process is largely uncharacterized, particularly in case of epigeally germinating species. Our previous work on the germination of Vigna radiata seeds demonstrated the role of apoplastic reactive oxygen species (ROS) in germination-associated axis growth. This study attempts to explore a possibly similar role of ROS in the gravitropic bending of germinating axes...
July 4, 2017: Journal of Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704702/plant-architecture-auxin-homeostasis-and-phenol-content-in-arabidopsis-thaliana-grown-in-cadmium-and-zinc-enriched-media
#8
Adriano Sofo, Rocco Bochicchio, Mariana Amato, Nunzia Rendina, Antonella Vitti, Maria Nuzzaci, Maria Maddalena Altamura, Giuseppina Falasca, Federica Della Rovere, Antonio Scopa
A screening strategy using micropropagation glass tubes with a gradient of distances between germinating seeds and a metal-contaminated medium was used for studying alterations in root architecture and morphology of Arabidopsis thaliana treated with cadmium (Cd) and zinc (Zn) at the concentration of 10-20μM and 100-200μM, respectively. Metal concentrations in plant shoots and roots were measured by quadrupole inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry. After 21days from germination, all plants in the tubes were scanned at high resolution and the root systems analyzed...
July 3, 2017: Journal of Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644971/simultaneous-silencing-of-ghfad2-1-and-ghfatb-enhances-the-quality-of-cottonseed-oil-with-high-oleic-acid
#9
Feng Liu, Yan-Peng Zhao, Hua-Guo Zhu, Qian-Hao Zhu, Jie Sun
Cottonseed oil has become an important source of edible oil due to its significant cost advantage. However, there is a growing concern over its fatty acid composition and nutritional value. In Gossypium hirsutum, GhFAD2-1 and GhFATB encoding the microsomal oleate desaturase and palmitoyl-acyl carrier protein thioesterase, respectively, play critical roles in regulating the proportions of saturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids in cottonseed lipids. In this study, RNAi technology was used to simultaneously inhibit the expression levels of GhFAD2-1 and GhFATB to improve the quality of cottonseed oil by increasing oleic acid content...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647601/benzaldehyde-dehydrogenase-driven-phytoalexin-biosynthesis-in-elicitor-treated-pyrus-pyrifolia-cell-cultures
#10
Shashank Sagar Saini, Deepa Teotia, Mariam Gaid, Anirudh Thakur, Ludger Beerhues, Debabrata Sircar
Pyrus pyrifolia (Asian pear) cell cultures respond to yeast extract (YE) treatment by accumulating benzoate-derived biphenyl phytoalexins, namely, noraucuparin and aucuparin. Biphenyl phytoalexins are defense-marker metabolites of the sub-tribe Malinae of the family Rosaceae. The substrates for biphenyl biosynthesis are benzoyl-CoA and malonyl-CoA, which combine in the presence of biphenyl synthase (BIS) to produce 3,5-dihydroxybiphneyl. In the non-β-oxidative pathway, benzoyl-CoA is directly derived from benzoic acid in a reaction catalyzed by benzoate-CoA ligase (BZL)...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644970/overexpression-of-populus%C3%A3-canescens-isoprene-synthase-gene-in-camelina-sativa-leads-to-alterations-in-its-growth-and-metabolism
#11
Lorenzo Rossi, Monica Borghi, Jinfen Yang, De-Yu Xie
Isoprene (2-methyl-1,3-butadiene) is a hemiterpene molecule. It has been estimated that the plant kingdom emits 500-750 million tons of isoprene in the environment, half of which results from tropical broadleaf trees and the remainder from shrubs. Camelina (Camelina sativa (L.) Crantz) is an emerging bioenergy plant for biodiesel. In this study, we characterized isoprene formation following a diurnal/nocturnal cycle in wild-type Camelina plants. To understand the potential effects of isoprene emission on this herbaceous plant, a gray poplar Populus×canescens isoprene synthase gene (PcISPS) was overexpressed in Camelina...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646681/proteomic-analysis-of-developing-wheat-grains-infected-by-powdery-mildew-blumeria-graminis-f-sp-tritici
#12
Jie Li, Xi-Wen Yang, Yong-Chun Li, Ji-Shan Niu, De-Xian He
Blumeria graminis f.sp. tritici (Bgt) infection greatly interferes with the normal source-sink relationships and always causes tremendous loss of yield and quality in wheat. To better understand the impact of this pathogen on grain development, proteome characterization during grain development in susceptible wheat cultivar Xinong 979 infected by powdery mildew was investigated by 2-DE and tandem MALDI-TOF/TOF-MS. Identification of 111 differentially expressed protein spots representing 85 unique proteins and six expression patterns showed a chronological description of wheat grain formation...
June 10, 2017: Journal of Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641150/polyamine-and-tyramine-involvement-in-nacl-induced-improvement-of-cd-resistance-in-the-halophyte-inula-chrithmoides-l
#13
Rim Ghabriche, Tahar Ghnaya, Mejda Mnasri, Hanen Zaier, Raoudha Baioui, Delphine Vromman, Chedly Abdelly, Stanley Lutts
The aim of the present work was to analyze the impact of salinity on the plant response to Cd toxicity in the Mediterranean halophyte species Inula crithmoides. For this purpose, cuttings were cultivated hydroponically during 21d in the presence of 0, 25 or 50μM CdCl2 combined or not with 0, 100, 200 and 400mM NaCl. The obtained data demonstrated that, in the absence of Cd, NaCl strongly increased plant growth (the maximal dry weight being observed at 100mM) and enhanced the Na(+)/K(+) ratio in the shoot. Cd alone strongly affected plant growth in this halophyte...
June 6, 2017: Journal of Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618258/differential-physiological-and-genetic-responses-of-five-european-scots-pine-provenances-to-induced-water-stress
#14
Ana Carvalho, Ivo Pavia, Cláudia Fernandes, Jani Pires, Carlos Correia, Eunice Bacelar, José Moutinho-Pereira, Maria João Gaspar, João Bento, Maria Emília Silva, José Luís Lousada, José Lima-Brito
Pinus sylvestris L. (Scots pine) is the conifer with widest natural distribution area. Portugal constitutes its westernmost limit of distribution. Most of the Portuguese populations were planted but two autochthonous populations were recently ascribed to 'Serra do Gerês' (NW Portugal), and seem to be well adapted to the temperate climate. However, the ongoing climate changes may compromise their survival. With this study we intend to evaluate the anatomic-physiological and genetic responses of Scots pine from five European provenances ('Gerês', 'Puebla de Lillo', 'Montes Universales', Germany and Sweden) to three water availability regimes, in order to determine which one(s) present higher resistance to drought...
June 3, 2017: Journal of Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609668/post-anthesis-nitrate-uptake-is-critical-to-yield-and-grain-protein-content-in-sorghum-bicolor
#15
Belinda Worland, Nicole Robinson, David Jordan, Susanne Schmidt, Ian Godwin
Crops only use ∼50% of applied nitrogen (N) fertilizer creating N losses and pollution. Plants need to efficiently uptake and utilize N to meet growing global food demands. Here we investigate how the supply and timing of nitrate affects N status and yield in Sorghum bicolor (sorghum). Sorghum was grown in pots with either 10mM (High) or 1mM (Low) nitrate supply. Shortly before anthesis the nitrate supply was either maintained, increased 10-fold or eliminated. Leaf sheaths of sorghum grown with High nitrate accumulated nitrate in concentrations >3-times higher than leaves...
June 3, 2017: Journal of Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28667882/reactive-oxygen-species-accumulation-and-homeostasis-are-involved-in-plant-immunity-to-an-opportunistic-fungal-pathogen
#16
Parissa Taheri, Tahereh Kakooee
Alternaria blight is a major and destructive disease of potato worldwide. In recent years, A. tenuissima is recognized as the most prevalent species of this phytopathogenic fungus in potato fields of Asian countries, which causes high yield losses every year. Any potato cultivar with complete resistance to this disease is not recognized, so far. Therefore, screening resistance levels of potatoes and identification of plant defense mechanisms against this fungus might be important for designing novel and effective disease management strategies for controlling the disease...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641151/%C3%AE-tip-aquaporin-distribution-and-size-tonoplast-variation-in-storage-cells-of-vicia-faba-cotyledons-at-seed-maturation-and-germination-stages
#17
Emile Béré, Karima Lahbib, Bruno Merceron, Pierrette Fleurat-Lessard, Néziha Ghanem Boughanmi
Vacuoles have been shown to undergo deep modifications in relation to plant developmental stages and in the maintaining the cellular homeostasis. In this context, we studied the variations of the vacuolar membrane size and α-TIP aquaporin distribution at early and advanced seed stages of maturation, germination and embryo growth in Vicia faba cotyledon storage cells.
June 1, 2017: Journal of Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618259/synthesis-of-tricyclic-butenolides-and-comparison-their-effects-with-known-smoke-butenolide-kar1
#18
Ewa Krawczyk, Marek Koprowski, Danuta Cembrowska-Lech, Agata Wójcik, Jan Kępczyński
Plant-derived smoke - butenolide, called at present karrikin 1 (KAR1) is known as an important inductor of seed germination and seedling growth. In this study, tricyclic butenolides were synthesized and their effects on germination of dormant and non-dormant Avena fatua caryopses were compared, as were also their effects versus those of KAR1 on seedling growth. KAR1 was found to be most effective and to completely remove dormancy. Butenolides, rac-8 and (S)-8a, showed a low stimulatory effect on germination of dormant caryopses, visible only when applied at very high concentrations...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614755/copper-and-nickel-co-treatment-alters-metal-uptake-and-stress-parameters-of-salix-purpurea%C3%A3-viminalis
#19
Kinga Drzewiecka, Mirosław Mleczek, Monika Gąsecka, Zuzanna Magdziak, Anna Budka, Tamara Chadzinikolau, Zygmunt Kaczmarek, Piotr Goliński
Simultaneous treatment of Salix purpurea×viminalis with copper (Cu(2+)) and nickel (Ni(2+)) altered metal phytoextraction rates in favor of leaves. Still, metal translocation patters remained unaffected (roots≈rods>leaves≥shoots), reaching ∼20 and 14.5mgkg(-1) dry weight in roots for Cu and Ni, respectively. Biometric parameters revealed overall growth inhibition correlated with Cu content in leaves, thus proving its negative effect on photosynthesis. Metal toxicity was strongly affirmed in the case of roots (∼90% loss of root biomass at 3mM), rather than in the above-ground organs...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609667/transcriptional-response-of-a-novel-hpcdpk1-kinase-gene-from-hippeastrum-x-hybr-to-wounding-and-fungal-infection
#20
Agnieszka Pawełek, Maria Duszyn, Brygida Świeżawska, Adriana Szmidt-Jaworska, Krzysztof Jaworski
Calcium dependent protein kinases (CDPK) are well established plant sensor and effectors for calcium ions and participate in regulation of multiple abiotic and biotic stress responses in plant cells. Here we present the identification and characterization of a new CDPK kinase gene from bulbous plant Hippeastrum x hybr. and examine the role of this kinase in stress responses leading to phytoalexin (PA) production in plant tissues. In the previous research, it was shown that Hippeastrum bulbs mechanically wounded or infected with Peyronellaea curtisii (=Phoma narcissi) are inducted to an antifungal red substance synthesis...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Plant Physiology
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