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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549191/maintenance-of-phosphate-homeostasis-and-root-development-are-coordinately-regulated-by-myb1-an-r2r3-type-myb-transcription-factor-in-rice
#1
Mian Gu, Jun Zhang, Huanhuan Li, Daqian Meng, Ran Li, Xiaoli Dai, Shichao Wang, Wei Liu, Hongye Qu, Guohua Xu
The adaptive responses of plants to phosphate (Pi) starvation stress are fine-tuned by an elaborate regulatory network. In this study, we identified and characterized a novel Pi starvation-responsive gene, MYB1, encoding an R2R3-type transcription factor in rice. MYB1 was transcriptionally induced in leaf sheaths and old leaf blades. It was localized to the nucleus and expressed mainly in vascular tissues. Mutation of MYB1 led to an increase in Pi uptake and accumulation, accompanied by altered expression of a subset of Pi transporters and several genes involved in Pi starvation signaling...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Experimental Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549172/orrm5-an-rna-recognition-motif-containing-protein-has-a-unique-effect-on-mitochondrial-rna-editing
#2
Xiaowen Shi, Benoit Castandet, Arnaud Germain, Maureen R Hanson, Stéphane Bentolila
Plants have an RNA editing mechanism that prevents deleterious organelle mutations from resulting in impaired proteins. A typical flowering plant modifies about 40 cytidines in chloroplast transcripts and many hundreds of cytidines in mitochondrial transcripts. The plant editosome, the molecular machinery responsible for this process, contains members of several protein families, including the organelle RNA recognition motif (ORRM)-containing family. ORRM1 and ORRM6 are chloroplast editing factors, while ORRM2, ORRM3, and ORRM4 are mitochondrial editing factors...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Experimental Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549152/mdsnrk1-1-interacts-with-mdjaz18-to-regulate-sucrose-induced-anthocyanin-and-proanthocyanidin-accumulation-in-apple
#3
Xiao-Juan Liu, Xiu-Hong An, Xin Liu, Da-Gang Hu, Xiao-Fei Wang, Chun-Xiang You, Yu-Jin Hao
Sugars induce anthocyanin biosynthesis in plants. As a conserved energy sensor, SnRK1 (SNF1-related kinase 1) is involved in sucrose-induced anthocyanin accumulation. However, the exact molecular mechanism by which SnRK1 regulates the biosynthesis of anthocyanins and proanthocyanidins (PAs) in response to sucrose in plants is not clear. In this study, it was found that MdSnRK1.1 interacted with MdJAZ18 protein which acts as a repressor in the jasmonate (JA) signaling pathway. MdSnRK1.1 then phosphorylated MdJAZ18 to facilitate its 26S proteasome-mediated degradation, which released MdbHLH3 thereby activating the expression of the regulatory and structural genes, thus finally promoting the biosynthesis of anthocyanins and PAs...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Experimental Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541511/molecular-association-of-arabidopsis-rth-with-its-homolog-rte1-in-regulating-ethylene-signaling
#4
Fangfang Zheng, Xiankui Cui, Maximo Rivarola, Ting Gao, Caren Chang, Chun-Hai Dong
The plant hormone ethylene affects many biological processes during plant growth and development. Ethylene is perceived by ethylene receptors at the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) membrane. The ETR1 ethylene receptor is positively regulated by the transmembrane protein RTE1, which localizes to the ER and Golgi apparatus. The RTE1 gene family is conserved in animals, plants, and lower eukaryotes. In Arabidopsis, RTE1-HOMOLOG (RTH) is the only homolog of the Arabidopsis RTE1 gene family. The regulatory function of the Arabidopsis RTH in ethylene signaling and plant growth is largely unknown...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Experimental Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541442/cbl-interacting-protein-kinase-6-negatively-regulates-immune-response-to-pseudomonas-syringae-in-arabidopsis
#5
Atish Sardar, Ashis Kumar Nandi, Debasis Chattopadhyay
Cytosolic calcium ion (Ca2+) is an essential mediator of the plant innate immune response. Here, we report that a calcium-regulated protein kinase Calcineurin B-like protein (CBL)-interacting protein kinase 6 (CIPK6) functions as a negative regulator of immunity against the bacterial pathogen Pseudomonas syringae in Arabidopsis thaliana. Arabidopsis lines with compromised expression of CIPK6 exhibited enhanced disease resistance to the bacterial pathogen and to P. syringae harboring certain but not all avirulent effectors, while restoration of CIPK6 expression resulted in abolition of resistance...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Experimental Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531314/the-solanum-tuberosum-kst1-partial-promoter-as-a-tool-for-guard-cell-expression-in-multiple-plant-species
#6
Gilor Kelly, Nitsan Lugassi, Eduard Belausov, Dalia Wolf, Belal Khamaisi, Danja Brandsma, Jayaram Kottapalli, Lena Fidel, Batsheva Ben-Zvi, Aiman Egbaria, Atiako Kwame Acheampong, Chuanlin Zheng, Etti Or, Assaf Distelfeld, Rakefet David-Schwartz, Nir Carmi, David Granot
To date, guard cell promoters have been examined in only a few species, primarily annual dicots. A partial segment of the potato (Solanum tuberosum) KST1 promoter (KST1 partial promoter, KST1ppro) has previously been shown to confer guard cell expression in potato, tomato (Solanum lycopersicum), citrus [Troyer citrange (C. sinensis×Poncirus trifoliata)], and Arabidopsis (Arabidopsis thaliana). Here, we describe an extensive analysis of the expression pattern of KST1ppro in eight (previously reported, as well as new) species from five different angiosperm families, including the Solanaceae and the Cucurbitaceae, Arabidopsis, the monocot barley (Hordeum vulgare), and two perennial species: grapevine (Vitis vinifera) and citrus...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Experimental Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531251/ca2-dependent-phosphoregulation-of-the-plasma-membrane-ca2-atpase-aca8-modulates-stimulus-induced-calcium-signatures
#7
Alex Costa, Laura Luoni, Claudia Adriana Marrano, Kenji Hashimoto, Philipp Köster, Sonia Giacometti, Maria Ida De Michelis, Jörg Kudla, Maria Cristina Bonza
Ca2+ signals are transient, hence, upon a stimulus-induced increase in cytosolic Ca2+ concentration, cells have to re-establish resting Ca2+ levels. Ca2+ extrusion is operated by a wealth of transporters, such as Ca2+ pumps and Ca2+/H+ antiporters, which often require a rise in Ca2+ concentration to be activated. Here, we report a regulatory fine-tuning mechanism of the Arabidopsis thaliana plasma membrane-localized Ca2+-ATPase isoform ACA8 that is mediated by calcineurin B-like protein (CBL) and CBL-interacting protein kinase (CIPK) complexes...
May 20, 2017: Journal of Experimental Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521055/tying-the-knot-occurrence-and-possible-significance-of-gene-fusions-in-plant-metabolism-and-beyond
#8
Jillian M Hagel, Peter J Facchini
Gene fusions have recently attracted attention especially in the field of plant specialized metabolism. The occurrence of a gene fusion, in which originally separate gene products are combined into a single polypeptide, often corresponds to the functional association of individual components within a single metabolic pathway. Examples include gene fusions implicated in benzylisoquinoline alkaloid (BIA), terpenoid, and amino acid biosynthetic pathways, in which distinct domains within a fusion catalyze consecutive, yet independent reactions...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Experimental Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520898/pyrenoid-loss-impairs-carbon-concentrating-mechanism-induction-and-alters-primary-metabolism-in-chlamydomonas-reinhardtii
#9
Madeline C Mitchell, Gergana Metodieva, Metodi V Metodiev, Howard Griffiths, Moritz T Meyer
Carbon-concentrating mechanisms (CCMs) enable efficient photosynthesis and growth in CO2-limiting environments, and in eukaryotic microalgae localisation of Rubisco to a microcompartment called the pyrenoid is key. In the model green alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii, Rubisco preferentially relocalises to the pyrenoid during CCM induction and pyrenoid-less mutants lack a functioning CCM and grow very poorly at low CO2. The aim of this study was to investigate the CO2 response of pyrenoid-positive (pyr+) and pyrenoid-negative (pyr-) mutant strains to determine the effect of pyrenoid absence on CCM induction and gene expression...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Experimental Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520892/on-the-cradle-of-ccm-research-discovery-development-and-challenges-ahead
#10
Aaron Kaplan
Herein, 40 years after its discovery, I briefly and critically survey the development of ideas that propelled research on CO2-concentrating mechanisms (CCMs; a term proposed by Dean Price) of phytoplankton, mainly focusing on cyanobacteria. This is not a comprehensive review on CCM research, but a personal view on the past developments and challenges that lie ahead.
May 18, 2017: Journal of Experimental Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510761/the-diversity-of-carbon-dioxide-concentrating-mechanisms-in-marine-diatoms-as-inferred-from-their-genetic-content
#11
Chen Shen, Christopher L Dupont, Brian M Hopkinson
Marine diatoms are one of the most ecologically significant primary producers in the ocean. Most diatoms use a CO2-concentrating mechanism (CCM) to overcome the scarcity of CO2 in the ocean and limitations of the carbon-fixing enzyme Rubisco. However, the CCMs in model diatoms differ substantially in their genetic make-up and structural organization. To assess the extent of CCM diversity in marine diatoms more generally, we analyzed genome and transcriptome data from 31 diatom strains to identify putative CCM genes, examine the overall CCM architecture, and study CCM development in the context of the evolutionary history of these diatoms...
May 16, 2017: Journal of Experimental Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505352/the-nodulin-26-like-intrinsic-membrane-protein-osnip3-2-is-involved-in-arsenite-uptake-by-lateral-roots-in-rice
#12
Yi Chen, Sheng-Kai Sun, Zhong Tang, Guidong Liu, Katie L Moore, Frans J M Maathuis, Antony J Miller, Steve P McGrath, Fang-Jie Zhao
Previous studies have shown that the Nodulin 26-like intrinsic membrane protein (NIP) Lsi1 (OsNIP2;1) is involved in arsenite [As(III)] uptake in rice (Oryza sativa). However, the role of other rice NIPs in As(III) accumulation in planta remains unknown. In the present study, we investigated the role OsNIP3;2 in As(III) uptake in rice. When expressed in Xenopus laevis oocytes, OsNIP3;2 showed a high transport activity for As(III). Quantitative real-time RT-PCR showed that the expression of OsNIP3;2 was suppressed by 5 µM As(III), but enhanced by 20 and 100 µM As(III)...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Experimental Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505304/phytoplasma-conserved-phyllogen-proteins-induce-phyllody-across-the-plantae-by-degrading-floral-mads-domain-proteins
#13
Yugo Kitazawa, Nozomu Iwabuchi, Misako Himeno, Momoka Sasano, Hiroaki Koinuma, Takamichi Nijo, Tatsuya Tomomitsu, Tetsuya Yoshida, Yukari Okano, Nobuyuki Yoshikawa, Kensaku Maejima, Kenro Oshima, Shigetou Namba
ABCE-class MADS domain transcription factors (MTFs) are key regulators of floral organ development in angiosperms. Aberrant expression of these genes can result in abnormal floral traits such as phyllody. Phyllogen is a virulence factor conserved in phytoplasmas, plant pathogenic bacteria of the class Mollicutes. It triggers phyllody in Arabidopsis thaliana by inducing degradation of A- and E-class MTFs. However, it is still unknown whether phyllogen can induce phyllody in plants other than A. thaliana, although phytoplasma-associated phyllody symptoms are observed in a broad range of angiosperms...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Experimental Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505361/the-possible-evolution-and-future-of-co2-concentrating-mechanisms
#14
John A Raven, John Beardall, Patricia Sánchez-Baracaldo
CO2-concentrating mechanisms (CCMs), based either on active transport of inorganic carbon (biophysical CCMs) or on biochemistry involving supplementary carbon fixation into C4 acids (C4 and CAM), play a major role in global primary productivity. However, the ubiquitous CO2-fixing enzyme in autotrophs, Rubisco, evolved at a time when atmospheric CO2 levels were very much higher than today and O2 was very low and, as CO2 and O2 approached (by no means monotonically), today's levels, at some time subsequently many organisms evolved a CCM that increased the supply of CO2 and decreased Rubisco oxygenase activity...
May 13, 2017: Journal of Experimental Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505379/analysis-of-cfb-a-cytokinin-responsive-gene-of-arabidopsis-thaliana-encoding-a-novel-f-box-protein-regulating-sterol-biosynthesis
#15
Wolfram G Brenner, Jan Erik Leuendorf, Anne Cortleven, Laetitia B B Martin, Hubert Schaller, Thomas Schmülling
Protein degradation by the ubiquitin-26S proteasome pathway is important for the regulation of cellular processes, but the function of most F-box proteins relevant to substrate recognition is unknown. We describe the analysis of the gene Cytokinin-induced F-box encoding (CFB, AT3G44326), identified in a meta-analysis of cytokinin-related transcriptome studies as one of the most robust cytokinin response genes. F-box domain-dependent interaction with the E3 ubiquitin ligase complex component ASK1 classifies CFB as a functional F-box protein...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Experimental Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498935/the-association-of-changes-in-dna-methylation-with-temperature-dependent-sex-determination-in-cucumber
#16
Yun-Song Lai, Xiaohui Zhang, Wei Zhang, Di Shen, Haiping Wang, Yudong Xia, Yang Qiu, Jiangping Song, Chenchen Wang, Xixiang Li
Cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.) is characterized by its diverse and flexible sexual types. Here, we evaluated the effect of low temperature (LT) exposure on cucumber femaleness under short-day conditions. Shoot apices were subjected to whole-genome bisulfate sequencing (WGBS), mRNA-seq, and sRNA-seq. The results showed that temperature had a substantial and global impact on transposable element (TE)-related small RNA-directed DNA methylation (RdDM) mechanisms, resulting in large amounts of CHH-type cytosine demethylation...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Experimental Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498984/inheritance-of-vernalization-memory-at-flowering-locus-c-during-plant-regeneration
#17
Miyuki Nakamura, Lars Hennig
Specific gene states can be transmitted to subsequent cell generations through mitosis involving particular chromatin (epigenetic) states. During reproduction of plants and animals, however, most epigenetic states are reset to allow development to start anew. Flowering is one of the critical developmental steps by which plants acquire their reproductive capacity. This phase transition is controlled by environmental signals and autonomous regulation. The FLOWERING LOCUS C (FLC) gene is a flowering repressor that is epigenetically silenced after long-term exposure to cold, ensuring flowering in the spring season...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Experimental Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486617/vppub24-a-novel-gene-from-chinese-grapevine-vitis-pseudoreticulata-targets-vpice1-to-enhance-cold-tolerance
#18
Wenkong Yao, Lei Wang, Jie Wang, Fuli Ma, Yazhou Yang, Chen Wang, Weihuo Tong, Jianxia Zhang, Yan Xu, Xiping Wang, Chaohong Zhang, Yuejin Wang
The ubiquitination system plays important roles in the degradation and modification of substrate proteins. In this study, we characterize a putative U-box type E3 ubiquitin ligase gene, VpPUB24 (plant U-box protein 24), from Chinese wild grapevine, Vitis pseudoreticulata accession Baihe-35-1. We show that VpPUB24 is induced by a number of stresses, especially cold treatment. Real-time PCR analysis indicated that the PUB24 transcripts were increased after cold stress in different grapevine species, although the relative expression level was different...
May 9, 2017: Journal of Experimental Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475733/quatre-quart1-is-an-indispensable-u12-intron-containing-gene-that-plays-a-crucial-role-in-arabidopsis-development
#19
Kyung Jin Kwak, Bo Mi Kim, Kwanuk Lee, Hunseung Kang
Despite increasing understanding of the importance of the splicing of U12-type introns in plant development, the key question of which U12 intron-containing genes are essential for plant development has not yet been explored. Here, we assessed the functional role of the quatre-quart1 (QQT1) gene, one of the ~230 U12 intron-containing genes in Arabidopsis thaliana. Expression of QQT1 in the U11/U12-31K small nuclear ribonucleoprotein mutant (31k) rescued the developmental-defect phenotypes of the 31k mutant, whereas the miRNA-mediated qqt1 knockdown mutants displayed severe defects in growth and development, including severely arrested stem growth, small size, and the formation of serrated leaves...
May 5, 2017: Journal of Experimental Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475776/uncovering-quantitative-trait-loci-and-candidate-genes-for-tomato-fruit-cuticular-lipid-composition-using-the-solanum-pennellii-introgression-line-population
#20
Josefina-Patricia Fernandez-Moreno, Dorit Levy-Samoha, Sergey Malitsky, Antonio J Monforte, Diego Orzaez, Asaph Aharoni, Antonio Granell
The cuticle is a specialized cell wall layer that covers the outermost surface of the epidermal cells and has important implications for fruit permeability and pathogen susceptibility. In order to decipher the genetic control of tomato fruit cuticle composition, an introgression line (IL) population derived from a biparental cross between Solanum pennellii (LA0716) and the Solanum lycopersicum cultivar M82 was used to build a first map of associated quantitative trait loci (QTLs). A total of 24 cuticular waxes and 26 cutin monomers were determined...
May 4, 2017: Journal of Experimental Botany
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