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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633373/auxin-transport-and-response-requirements-for-root-hydrotropism-differ-between-plant-species
#1
Yusuke Nakajima, Yoshitaka Nara, Akie Kobayashi, Tomoki Sugita, Yutaka Miyazawa, Nobuharu Fujii, Hideyuki Takahashi
The direction of auxin transport changes in gravistimulated roots, causing auxin accumulation in the lower side of horizontally reoriented roots. This study found that auxin was similarly involved in hydrotropism and gravitropism in rice and pea roots, but hydrotropism in Lotus japonicus roots was independent of both auxin transport and response. Application of either auxin transport inhibitors or an auxin response inhibitor decreased both hydrotropism and gravitropism in rice roots, and reduced hydrotropism in pea roots...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Experimental Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633353/modulating-role-of-ros-in-re-establishing-desiccation-tolerance-in-germinating-seeds-of-caragana-korshinskii-kom
#2
Long Peng, Sirui Lang, Yu Wang, Hugh W Pritchard, Xiaofeng Wang
In close agreement with visible germination, orthodox seeds lose desiccation tolerance (DT). This trait can be regained under osmotic stress, but the mechanisms are poorly understood. In this study, germinating seeds of Caragana korshinskii Kom. were investigated, focusing on the potential modulating roles of reactive oxygen species (ROS) in the re-establishment of DT. Germinating seeds with 2 mm long radicles can be rendered tolerant to desiccation by incubation in a polyethylene glycol (PEG) solution (-1...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Experimental Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633340/citrus-citnac62-cooperates-with-citwrky1-to-participate-in-citric-acid-degradation-via-up-regulation-of-citaco3
#3
Shao-Jia Li, Xue-Ren Yin, Wen-Li Wang, Xiao-Fen Liu, Bo Zhang, Kun-Song Chen
Citric acid is the predominant organic acid of citrus fruit. Degradation of citric acid occurs during fruit development, influencing fruit acidity. Associations of CitAco3 transcripts and citric acid degradation have been reported for citrus fruit. Here, transient overexpression of CitAco3 significantly reduced the citric acid content of citrus leaves and fruits. Using dual luciferase assays, it was shown that CitNAC62 and CitWRKY1 could transactivate the promoter of CitAco3. Subcellular localization results showed that CitWRKY1 was located in the nucleus and CitNAC62 was not...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Experimental Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633330/the-asparagine-rich-protein-nrp-interacts-with-the-verticillium-effector-pevd1-and-regulates-the-subcellular-localization-of-cryptochrome-2
#4
Ruimin Zhou, Tong Zhu, Lei Han, Mengjie Liu, Mengyuan Xu, Yanli Liu, Dandan Han, Dewen Qiu, Qingqiu Gong, Xinqi Liu
The soil-borne fungal pathogen Verticillium dahliae infects a wide range of dicotyledonous plants including cotton, tobacco, and Arabidopsis. Among the effector proteins secreted by V. dahliae, the 16 kDa PevD1 induces a hypersensitive response in tobacco. Here we report the high-resolution structure of PevD1 with folds resembling a C2 domain-like structure with a calcium ion bound to the C-terminal acidic pocket. A yeast two-hybrid screen, designed to probe for molecular functions of PevD1, identified Arabidopsis asparagine-rich protein (NRP) as the interacting partner of PevD1...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Experimental Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633328/identification-and-characterization-of-a-solute-carrier-cia8-involved-in-inorganic-carbon-acclimation-in-chlamydomonas-reinhardtii
#5
Marylou C Machingura, Joanna Bajsa-Hirschel, Susan M Laborde, Joshua B Schwartzenburg, Bratati Mukherjee, Ananya Mukherjee, Steve V Pollock, Britta Förster, G Dean Price, James V Moroney
The supply of inorganic carbon (Ci) at the site of fixation by Rubisco is a key parameter for efficient CO2 fixation in aquatic organisms including the green alga, Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. Chlamydomonas reinhardtii cells, when grown on limiting CO2, have a CO2-concentrating mechanism (CCM) that functions to concentrate CO2 at the site of Rubisco. Proteins thought to be involved in inorganic carbon uptake have been identified and localized to the plasma membrane or chloroplast envelope. However, current CCM models suggest that additional molecular components are involved in Ci uptake...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Experimental Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633304/molecular-aspects-of-the-biophysical-co2-concentrating-mechanism-and-its-regulation-in-marine-diatoms
#6
Yoshinori Tsuji, Kensuke Nakajima, Yusuke Matsuda
Diatoms operate a CO2-concentrating mechanism (CCM) that drives upwards of 20% of annual global primary production. Recent progress in CCM research in the marine pennate diatom Phaeodactylum tricornutum revealed that this diatom directly takes up HCO3- from seawater through low-CO2-inducible plasma membrane HCO3- transporters, which belong to the solute carrier (SLC) 4 family. Apart from this, studies of carbonic anhydrases (CAs) in diatoms have revealed considerable diversity in classes and localization among species...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Experimental Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633298/protein-expression-in-tension-wood-formation-monitored-at-high-tissue-resolution-in-populus
#7
Joakim Bygdell, Vaibhav Srivastava, Ogonna Obudulu, Manoj K Srivastava, Robert Nilsson, Björn Sundberg, Johan Trygg, Ewa J Mellerowicz, Gunnar Wingsle
Tension wood (TW) is a specialized tissue with contractile properties that is formed by the vascular cambium in response to gravitational stimuli. We quantitatively analysed the proteomes of Populus tremula cambium and its xylem cell derivatives in stems forming normal wood (NW) and TW to reveal the mechanisms underlying TW formation. Phloem-, cambium-, and wood-forming tissues were sampled by tangential cryosectioning and pooled into nine independent samples. The proteomes of TW and NW samples were similar in the phloem and cambium samples, but diverged early during xylogenesis, demonstrating that reprogramming is an integral part of TW formation...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Experimental Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633292/ahp2-ahp3-and-ahp5-act-downstream-of-cki1-in-arabidopsis-female-gametophyte-development
#8
Zhenning Liu, Li Yuan, Xiaoya Song, Xiaolin Yu, Venkatesan Sundaresan
Histidine phosphotransfer proteins (HPs) are key elements of the two-component signaling system, which act as a shuttle to transfer phosphorylation signals from histidine kinases (HKs) to response regulators (RRs). CYTOKININ INDEPENDENT 1 (CKI1), a key regulator of central cell specification in the Arabidopsis female gametophyte, activates the cytokinin signaling pathway through the Arabidopsis histidine phosphotransfer proteins (AHPs). There are five HP genes in Arabidopsis, AHP1-AHP5, but it remains unknown which AHP genes act downstream of CKI1 in Arabidopsis female gametophyte development...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Experimental Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605454/stacks-off-tracks-a-role-for-the-golgin-atcasp-in-plant-endoplasmic-reticulum-golgi-apparatus-tethering
#9
Anne Osterrieder, Imogen A Sparkes, Stan W Botchway, Andy Ward, Tijs Ketelaar, Norbert de Ruijter, Chris Hawes
The plant Golgi apparatus modifies and sorts incoming proteins from the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) and synthesizes cell wall matrix material. Plant cells possess numerous motile Golgi bodies, which are connected to the ER by yet to be identified tethering factors. Previous studies indicated a role for cis-Golgi plant golgins, which are long coiled-coil domain proteins anchored to Golgi membranes, in Golgi biogenesis. Here we show a tethering role for the golgin AtCASP at the ER-Golgi interface. Using live-cell imaging, Golgi body dynamics were compared in Arabidopsis thaliana leaf epidermal cells expressing fluorescently tagged AtCASP, a truncated AtCASP-ΔCC lacking the coiled-coil domains, and the Golgi marker STtmd...
June 9, 2017: Journal of Experimental Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595359/intracellular-ca2-is-important-for-flagellin-triggered-defense-in-arabidopsis-and-involves-inositol-polyphosphate-signaling
#10
Yi Ma, Yichen Zhao, Gerald A Berkowitz
Cytosolic Ca2+ increase is a crucial and early step of plant immunity evoked by pathogen-associated molecular patterns (PAMPs) such as flagellin (flg). Components responsible for this increase are still not uncovered, although current models of plant immune signaling portray extracellular Ca2+ influx as paramount to flg activation of defense pathways. Work presented here provides new insights into cytosolic Ca2+ increase associated with flg-induced defense responses. We show that extracellular Ca2+ contributes more to immune responses evoked by plant elicitor peptide (Pep3) than that evoked by flg, indicating an intracellular Ca2+ source responsible for immune responses evoked by flg...
June 8, 2017: Journal of Experimental Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591805/two-della-interacting-proteins-bhlh48-and-bhlh60-regulate-flowering-under-long-day-conditions-in-arabidopsis-thaliana
#11
Yang Li, Houping Wang, Xiaoli Li, Gang Liang, Diqiu Yu
Gibberellin (GA) regulates many developmental transitions in the plant life cycle. Although great progress has been made, the GA signaling pathways have not been fully elucidated. Identifying and characterizing new targets of DELLA proteins is an effective approach to reveal the complicated GA signaling networks. In this study, two novel DELLA-interacting transcription factors, bHLH48 and bHLH60, were identified. Their overexpression caused plants to flower early under long-day conditions, whereas their functional repression resulted in the opposite result...
June 7, 2017: Journal of Experimental Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586477/affinity-purification-with-metabolomic-and-proteomic-analysis-unravels-diverse-roles-of-nucleoside-diphosphate-kinases
#12
Marcin Luzarowski, Monika Kosmacz, Ewelina Sokolowska, Weronika Jasinska, Lothar Willmitzer, Daniel Veyel, Aleksandra Skirycz
Interactions between metabolites and proteins play an integral role in all cellular functions. Here we describe an affinity purification (AP) approach in combination with LC/MS-based metabolomics and proteomics that allows, to our knowledge for the first time, analysis of protein-metabolite and protein-protein interactions simultaneously in plant systems. More specifically, we examined protein and small-molecule partners of the three (of five) nucleoside diphosphate kinases present in the Arabidopsis genome (NDPK1-NDPK3)...
June 6, 2017: Journal of Experimental Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586470/the-ida-like-peptides-idl6-and-idl7-are-negative-modulators-of-stress-responses-in-arabidopsis-thaliana
#13
Ane Kjersti Vie, Javad Najafi, Per Winge, Ester Cattan, Michael Wrzaczek, Jaakko Kangasjärvi, Gad Miller, Tore Brembu, Atle M Bones
Small signalling peptides have emerged as important cell to cell messengers in plant development and stress responses. However, only a few of the predicted peptides have been functionally characterized. Here, we present functional characterization of two members of the IDA-LIKE (IDL) peptide family in Arabidopsis thaliana, IDL6 and IDL7. Localization studies suggest that the peptides require a signal peptide and C-terminal processing to be correctly transported out of the cell. Both IDL6 and IDL7 appear to be unstable transcripts under post-transcriptional regulation...
June 6, 2017: Journal of Experimental Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586434/the-arabidopsis-cys2-his2-zinc-finger-transcription-factor-zat18-is-a-positive-regulator-of-plant-tolerance-to-drought-stress
#14
Mingzhu Yin, Yanping Wang, Lihua Zhang, Jinzhu Li, Wenli Quan, Li Yang, Qingfeng Wang, Zhulong Chan
Environmental stress poses a global threat to plant growth and reproduction, especially drought stress. Zinc finger proteins comprise a family of transcription factors that play essential roles in response to various abiotic stresses. Here, we found that ZAT18 (At3g53600), a nuclear C2H2 zinc finger protein, was transcriptionally induced by dehydration stress. Overexpression (OE) of ZAT18 in Arabidopsis improved drought tolerance while mutation of ZAT18 resulted in decreased plant tolerance to drought stress...
June 6, 2017: Journal of Experimental Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586421/fruitfull-controls-saur10-expression-and-regulates-arabidopsis-growth-and-architecture
#15
Marian Bemer, Hilda van Mourik, Jose M Muiño, Cristina Ferrándiz, Kerstin Kaufmann, Gerco C Angenent
MADS-domain transcription factors are well known for their roles in plant development and regulate sets of downstream genes that have been uncovered by high-throughput analyses. A considerable number of these targets are predicted to function in hormone responses or responses to environmental stimuli, suggesting that there is a close link between developmental and environmental regulators of plant growth and development. Here, we show that the Arabidopsis MADS-domain factor FRUITFULL (FUL) executes several functions in addition to its noted role in fruit development...
June 6, 2017: Journal of Experimental Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28582571/the-role-of-rubisco-kinetics-and-pyrenoid-morphology-in-shaping-the-ccm-of-haptophyte-microalgae
#16
Ana M C Heureux, Jodi N Young, Spencer M Whitney, Maeve R Eason-Hubbard, Renee B Y Lee, Robert E Sharwood, Rosalind E M Rickaby
The haptophyte algae are a cosmopolitan group of primary producers that contribute significantly to the marine carbon cycle and play a major role in paleo-climate studies. Despite their global importance, little is known about carbon assimilation in haptophytes, in particular the kinetics of their Form 1D CO2-fixing enzyme, Rubisco. Here we examine Rubisco properties of three haptophytes with a range of pyrenoid morphologies (Pleurochrysis carterae, Tisochrysis lutea, and Pavlova lutheri) and the diatom Phaeodactylum tricornutum that exhibit contrasting sensitivities to the trade-offs between substrate affinity (Km) and turnover rate (kcat) for both CO2 and O2...
June 3, 2017: Journal of Experimental Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28582550/fine-mapping-of-a-quantitative-trait-locus-for-spikelet-number-per-panicle-in-a-new-plant-type-rice-and-evaluation-of-a-near-isogenic-line-for-grain-productivity
#17
Kazuhiro Sasaki, Daisuke Fujita, Yohei Koide, Patrick D Lumanglas, Ritchel B Gannaban, Analiza G Tagle, Mitsuhiro Obara, Yoshimichi Fukuta, Nobuya Kobayashi, Tsutomu Ishimaru
Total spikelet number per panicle (TSN) is one of the determinants of grain productivity in rice (Oryza sativa L.). In this study, we attempted to detect quantitative trait loci (QTLs) for TSN in the introgression lines with high TSN, derived from the cross of Indica Group variety IR 64 with new plant type lines. Two QTLs were detected on the long arm of chromosome 12: qTSN12.1 in the BC4F2 population of YTH63/IR 64 and qTSN12.2 in the BC4F3 population of YTH83/IR 64. TSN of the main tiller was significantly higher in near-isogenic lines (NILs) for qTSN12...
June 3, 2017: Journal of Experimental Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28582540/a-bioassay-guided-fractionation-system-to-identify-endogenous-small-molecules-that-activate-plasma-membrane-h-atpase-activity-in-arabidopsis
#18
Xiuli Han, Yongqing Yang, Yujiao Wu, Xiaohui Liu, Xiaoguang Lei, Yan Guo
Plasma membrane (PM) H+-ATPase is essential for plant growth and development. Various environmental stimuli regulate its activity, a process that involves many protein cofactors. However, whether endogenous small molecules play a role in this regulation remains unknown. Here, we describe a bio-guided isolation method to identify endogenous small molecules that regulate PM H+-ATPase activity. We obtained crude extracts from Arabidopsis seedlings with or without salt treatment and then purified them into fractions based on polarity and molecular mass by repeated column chromatography...
June 3, 2017: Journal of Experimental Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28575516/increased-temperature-and-co2-alleviate-photoinhibition-in-desmarestia-anceps-from-transcriptomics-to-carbon-utilization
#19
Concepción Iñiguez, Sandra Heinrich, Lars Harms, Francisco J L Gordillo
Ocean acidification and warming are affecting polar regions with particular intensity. Rocky shores of the Antarctic Peninsula are dominated by canopy-forming Desmarestiales. This study investigates the physiological and transcriptomic responses of the endemic macroalga Desmarestia anceps to a combination of different levels of temperature (2 and 7 °C), dissolved CO2 (380 and 1000 ppm), and irradiance (65 and 145 µmol photons m-2 s-1). Growth and photosynthesis increased at high CO2 conditions, and strongly decreased at 2 °C plus high irradiance, in comparison to the other treatments...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Experimental Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28575401/localization-of-arabidopsis-forked1-to-a-raba-positive-compartment-suggests-a-role-in-secretion
#20
Neema Prabhakaran Mariyamma, Hongwei Hou, Francine M Carland, Timothy Nelson, Elizabeth A Schultz
When FORKED1 (FKD1) is mutated, asymmetric localization of PINFORMED1 (PIN1), particularly to the apical side of cells, fails to occur properly in developing veins, resulting in an open vein pattern. FKD1 encodes a protein with a Pleckstrin homology-like (PL) domain, suggesting interaction with phosphoinositides. FKD1 has been previously found to interact with an ADP ribosylation factor GTPase-activating protein (ARF-GAP) important for vein patterning, SCARFACE/VAN3 (SFC). We find that FKD1-green fluorescent protein (GFP) localizes to the plasma membrane and to punctae labeled by SFC-yellow fluorescent protein (YFP)...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Experimental Botany
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