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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814283/comparative-studies-on-tolerance-of-rice-genotypes-differing-in-their-tolerance-to-moderate-salt-stress
#1
Qian Li, An Yang, Wen-Hao Zhang
BACKGROUND: Moderate salt stress, which often occurs in most saline agriculture land, suppresses crop growth and reduces crop yield. Rice, as an important food crop, is sensitive to salt stress and rice genotypes differ in their tolerance to salt stress. Despite extensive studies on salt tolerance of rice, a few studies have specifically investigated the mechanism by which rice plants respond and tolerate to moderate salt stress. Two rice genotypes differing in their tolerance to saline-alkaline stress, Dongdao-4 and Jigeng-88, were used to explore physiological and molecular mechanisms underlying tolerance to moderate salt stress...
August 17, 2017: BMC Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806927/mapping-of-a-major-qtl-for-salt-tolerance-of-mature-field-grown-maize-plants-based-on-snp-markers
#2
Meijie Luo, Yanxin Zhao, Ruyang Zhang, Jinfeng Xing, Minxiao Duan, Jingna Li, Naishun Wang, Wenguang Wang, Shasha Zhang, Zhihui Chen, Huasheng Zhang, Zi Shi, Wei Song, Jiuran Zhao
BACKGROUND: Salt stress significantly restricts plant growth and production. Maize is an important food and economic crop but is also a salt sensitive crop. Identification of the genetic architecture controlling salt tolerance facilitates breeders to select salt tolerant lines. However, the critical quantitative trait loci (QTLs) responsible for the salt tolerance of field-grown maize plants are still unknown. RESULTS: To map the main genetic factors contributing to salt tolerance in mature maize, a double haploid population (240 individuals) and 1317 single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) markers were employed to produce a genetic linkage map covering 1462...
August 15, 2017: BMC Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806972/overexpression-of-arabidopsis-p3b-increases-heat-and-low-temperature-stress-tolerance-in-transgenic-sweetpotato
#3
Chang Yoon Ji, Rong Jin, Zhen Xu, Ho Soo Kim, Chan-Ju Lee, Le Kang, So-Eun Kim, Hyeong-Un Lee, Joon Seol Lee, Chang Ho Kang, Yong Hun Chi, Sang Yeol Lee, Yiping Xie, Hongmin Li, Daifu Ma, Sang-Soo Kwak
BACKGROUND: Sweetpotato (Ipomoea batatas [L.] Lam) is suitable for growth on marginal lands due to its abiotic stress tolerance. However, severe environmental conditions including low temperature pose a serious threat to the productivity and expanded cultivation of this crop. In this study, we aimed to develop sweetpotato plants with enhanced tolerance to temperature stress. RESULTS: P3 proteins are plant-specific ribosomal P-proteins that act as both protein and RNA chaperones to increase heat and cold stress tolerance in Arabidopsis...
August 14, 2017: BMC Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797236/genome-wide-transcriptome-profiling-provides-overwintering-mechanism-of-agropyron-mongolicum
#4
Jiancai Du, Xiaoquan Li, Tingting Li, Dongyang Yu, Bing Han
BACKGROUND: The mechanism of winter survival for perennials involves multiple levels of gene regulation, especially cold resistance. Agropyron mongolicum is one important perennial grass species, but there is little information regarding its overwintering mechanism. We performed a comprehensive transcriptomics study to evaluate global gene expression profiles regarding the winter survival of Agropyron mongolicum. A genome-wide gene expression analysis involving four different periods was identified...
August 10, 2017: BMC Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797222/genetic-architecture-and-temporal-patterns-of-biomass-accumulation-in-spring-barley-revealed-by-image-analysis
#5
Kerstin Neumann, Yusheng Zhao, Jianting Chu, Jens Keilwagen, Jochen C Reif, Benjamin Kilian, Andreas Graner
BACKGROUND: Genetic mapping of phenotypic traits generally focuses on a single time point, but biomass accumulates continuously during plant development. Resolution of the temporal dynamics that affect biomass recently became feasible using non-destructive imaging. RESULTS: With the aim to identify key genetic factors for vegetative biomass formation from the seedling stage to flowering, we explored growth over time in a diverse collection of two-rowed spring barley accessions...
August 10, 2017: BMC Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793870/erratum-to-transcriptional-responses-and-flavor-volatiles-biosynthesis-in-methyl-jasmonate-treated-tea-leaves
#6
Jiang Shi, ChengYing Ma, DanDan Qi, HaiPeng Lv, Ting Yang, QunHua Peng, ZongMao Chen, Zhi Lin
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August 9, 2017: BMC Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789632/catalytic-and-functional-aspects-of-different-isozymes-of-glycolate-oxidase-in-rice
#7
Zhisheng Zhang, Xiangyang Li, Lili Cui, Shuan Meng, Nenghui Ye, Xinxiang Peng
BACKGROUND: Glycolate oxidase (GLO) is a key enzyme for photorespiration in plants. There are four GLO genes encoding and forming different isozymes in rice, but their functional differences are not well understood. In this study, enzymatic and physiological characteristics of the GLO isozymes were comparatively analyzed. RESULTS: When expressed heterologously in yeast, GLO1, GLO4 and GLO1 + 4 showed the highest activities and lowest K m for glycolate as substrate, whereas GLO3 displayed high activities and affinities for both glycolate and L-lactate, and GLO5 was catalytically inactive with all substrates tested...
August 8, 2017: BMC Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28778144/characterization-of-molecular-diversity-and-genome-wide-mapping-of-loci-associated-with-resistance-to-stripe-rust-and-stem-rust-in-ethiopian-bread-wheat-accessions
#8
Kebede T Muleta, Matthew N Rouse, Sheri Rynearson, Xianming Chen, Bedada G Buta, Michael O Pumphrey
BACKGROUND: The narrow genetic basis of resistance in modern wheat cultivars and the strong selection response of pathogen populations have been responsible for periodic and devastating epidemics of the wheat rust diseases. Characterizing new sources of resistance and incorporating multiple genes into elite cultivars is the most widely accepted current mechanism to achieve durable varietal performance against changes in pathogen virulence. Here, we report a high-density molecular characterization and genome-wide association study (GWAS) of stripe rust and stem rust resistance in 190 Ethiopian bread wheat lines based on phenotypic data from multi-environment field trials and seedling resistance screening experiments...
August 4, 2017: BMC Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768498/effect-of-volatile-compounds-produced-by-ralstonia-solanacearum-on-plant-growth-promoting-and-systemic-resistance-inducing-potential-of-bacillus-volatiles
#9
Hafiz Abdul Samad Tahir, Qin Gu, Huijun Wu, Waseem Raza, Asma Safdar, Ziyang Huang, Faheem Uddin Rajer, Xuewen Gao
BACKGROUND: Microbial volatiles play an expedient role in the agricultural ecological system by enhancing plant growth and inducing systemic resistance against plant pathogens, without causing hazardous effects on the environment. To explore the effects of VOCs of Ralstonia solanacearum TBBS1 (Rs) on tobacco plant growth and on plant growth promoting efficiency of VOCs produced by Bacillus subtilis SYST2, experiments were conducted both in vitro and in planta. RESULTS: The VOCs produced by SYST2 significantly enhanced the plant growth and induced the systemic resistance (ISR) against wilt pathogen Rs in all experiments...
August 2, 2017: BMC Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764653/maize-network-analysis-revealed-gene-modules-involved-in-development-nutrients-utilization-metabolism-and-stress-response
#10
Shisong Ma, Zehong Ding, Pinghua Li
BACKGROUND: The advent of big data in biology offers opportunities while poses challenges to derive biological insights. For maize, a large amount of publicly available transcriptome datasets have been generated but a comprehensive analysis is lacking. RESULTS: We constructed a maize gene co-expression network based on the graphical Gaussian model, using massive RNA-seq data. The network, containing 20,269 genes, assembles into 964 gene modules that function in a variety of plant processes, such as cell organization, the development of inflorescences, ligules and kernels, the uptake and utilization of nutrients (e...
August 1, 2017: BMC Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764648/association-mapping-of-starch-chain-length-distribution-and-amylose-content-in-pea-pisum-sativum-l-using-carbohydrate-metabolism-candidate-genes
#11
Margaret A Carpenter, Martin Shaw, Rebecca D Cooper, Tonya J Frew, Ruth C Butler, Sarah R Murray, Leire Moya, Clarice J Coyne, Gail M Timmerman-Vaughan
BACKGROUND: Although starch consists of large macromolecules composed of glucose units linked by α-1,4-glycosidic linkages with α-1,6-glycosidic branchpoints, variation in starch structural and functional properties is found both within and between species. Interest in starch genetics is based on the importance of starch in food and industrial processes, with the potential of genetics to provide novel starches. The starch metabolic pathway is complex but has been characterized in diverse plant species, including pea...
August 1, 2017: BMC Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747179/new-insights-into-the-roles-of-cucumber-tir1-homologs-and-mir393-in-regulating-fruit-seed-set-development-and-leaf-morphogenesis
#12
Jian Xu, Ji Li, Li Cui, Ting Zhang, Zhe Wu, Pin-Yu Zhu, Yong-Jiao Meng, Kai-Jing Zhang, Xia-Qing Yu, Qun-Feng Lou, Jin-Feng Chen
BACKGROUND: TIR1-like proteins act as auxin receptors and play essential roles in auxin-mediated plant development processes. The number of auxin receptor family members varies among species. While the functions of auxin receptor genes have been widely studied in Arabidopsis, the distinct functions of cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.) auxin receptors remains poorly understood. To further our understanding of their potential role in cucumber development, two TIR1-like genes were identified and designated CsTIR1 and CsAFB2...
July 26, 2017: BMC Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747176/comparative-rna-seq-based-transcriptome-profiling-of-waterlogging-response-in-cucumber-hypocotyls-reveals-novel-insights-into-the-de-novo-adventitious-root-primordia-initiation
#13
Xuewen Xu, Minyang Chen, Jing Ji, Qiang Xu, Xiaohua Qi, Xuehao Chen
BACKGROUND: Waterlogging is a serious abiotic stress to plant growth because it results in the decline in the supplement of oxygen to submerged tissues. Although cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.) is sensitive to waterlogging, its ability to generate adventitious roots (ARs) facilitates gas diffusion and increases plant survival when the oxygen concentration is decreased. To gain a better understanding of the molecular mechanisms that enable de novo AR primordia emergence upon waterlogging, the RNA sequencing-based transcriptomic responses of two contrasting cucumber genotypes, Zaoer-N (waterlogging tolerant) and Pepino (waterlogging sensitive), which differed in their abilities to form AR were compared...
July 26, 2017: BMC Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738784/identification-and-characterization-of-suppressor-mutants-of-stop1
#14
Fei Jiang, Tao Wang, Yuqi Wang, Leon V Kochian, Fang Chen, Jiping Liu
BACKGROUND: Proton stress and aluminum (Al) toxicity are major constraints limiting crop growth and yields on acid soils (pH < 5). In Arabidopsis, STOP1 is a master transcription factor that controls the expression of a set of well-characterized Al tolerance genes and unknown processes involved in low pH resistance. As a result, loss-of-function stop1 mutants are extremely sensitive to low pH and Al stresses. RESULTS: Here, we report on screens of an ethyl-methane sulphonate (EMS)-mutagenized stop1 population and isolation of nine strong stop1 suppressor mutants, i...
July 24, 2017: BMC Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716105/characterization-of-four-rice-uev1-genes-required-for-lys63-linked-polyubiquitination-and-distinct-functions
#15
Qian Wang, Yuepeng Zang, Xuan Zhou, Wei Xiao
BACKGROUND: The error-free branch of the DNA-damage tolerance (DDT) pathway is orchestrated by Lys63-linked polyubiquitination of proliferating cell nuclear antigen (PCNA), and this polyubiquitination is mediated by a Ubc13-Uev complex in yeast. We have previously cloned OsUBC13 from rice, whose product functions as an E2 to promote Lys63-linked ubiquitin chain assembly in the presence of yeast or human Uev. RESULTS: Here we identify four highly conserved UEV1 genes in rice whose products are able to form stable heterodimers with OsUbc13 and mediate Lys63-linked ubiquitin chain assembly...
July 17, 2017: BMC Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716091/suppression-of-the-phytoene-synthase-gene-egcrtb-alters-carotenoid-content-and-intracellular-structure-of-euglena-gracilis
#16
Shota Kato, Mika Soshino, Shinichi Takaichi, Takahiro Ishikawa, Noriko Nagata, Masashi Asahina, Tomoko Shinomura
BACKGROUND: Photosynthetic organisms utilize carotenoids for photoprotection as well as light harvesting. Our previous study revealed that high-intensity light increases the expression of the gene for phytoene synthase (EgcrtB) in Euglena gracilis (a unicellular phytoflagellate), the encoded enzyme catalyzes the first committed step of the carotenoid biosynthesis pathway. To examine carotenoid synthesis of E. gracilis in response to light stress, we analyzed carotenoid species and content in cells grown under various light intensities...
July 17, 2017: BMC Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716054/combined-biotic-stresses-trigger-similar-transcriptomic-responses-but-contrasting-resistance-against-a-chewing-herbivore-in-brassica-nigra
#17
Christelle Bonnet, Steve Lassueur, Camille Ponzio, Rieta Gols, Marcel Dicke, Philippe Reymond
BACKGROUND: In nature, plants are frequently exposed to simultaneous biotic stresses that activate distinct and often antagonistic defense signaling pathways. How plants integrate this information and whether they prioritize one stress over the other is not well understood. RESULTS: We investigated the transcriptome signature of the wild annual crucifer, Brassica nigra, in response to eggs and caterpillars of Pieris brassicae butterflies, Brevicoryne brassicae aphids and the bacterial phytopathogen Xanthomonas campestris pv...
July 17, 2017: BMC Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705193/spatial-regulation-of-monolignol-biosynthesis-and-laccase-genes-control-developmental-and-stress-related-lignin-in-flax
#18
Julien Le Roy, Anne-Sophie Blervacq, Anne Créach, Brigitte Huss, Simon Hawkins, Godfrey Neutelings
BACKGROUND: Bast fibres are characterized by very thick secondary cell walls containing high amounts of cellulose and low lignin contents in contrast to the heavily lignified cell walls typically found in the xylem tissues. To improve the quality of the fiber-based products in the future, a thorough understanding of the main cell wall polymer biosynthetic pathways is required. In this study we have carried out a characterization of the genes involved in lignin biosynthesis in flax along with some of their regulation mechanisms...
July 14, 2017: BMC Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697783/validation-of-qtl-mapping-and-transcriptome-profiling-for-identification-of-candidate-genes-associated-with-nitrogen-stress-tolerance-in-sorghum
#19
Malleswari Gelli, Anji Reddy Konda, Kan Liu, Chi Zhang, Thomas E Clemente, David R Holding, Ismail M Dweikat
BACKGROUND: Quantitative trait loci (QTLs) detected in one mapping population may not be detected in other mapping populations at all the time. Therefore, before being used for marker assisted breeding, QTLs need to be validated in different environments and/or genetic backgrounds to rule out statistical anomalies. In this regard, we mapped the QTLs controlling various agronomic traits in a recombinant inbred line (RIL) population in response to Nitrogen (N) stress and validated these with the reported QTLs in our earlier study to find the stable and consistent QTLs across populations...
July 11, 2017: BMC Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697758/identification-of-qtls-controlling-grain-protein-concentration-using-a-high-density-snp-and-ssr-linkage-map-in-barley-hordeum-vulgare-l
#20
Chaofeng Fan, Huijie Zhai, Huifang Wang, Yafei Yue, Minghu Zhang, Jinghui Li, Shaozhe Wen, Ganggang Guo, Yawen Zeng, Zhongfu Ni, Mingshan You
BACKGROUND: Grain protein concentration (GPC) is a major determinant of quality in barley (Hordeum vulgare L.). Breeding barley cultivars with high GPC has practical value for feed and food properties. The aim of the present study was to identify quantitative trait loci (QTLs) for GPC that could be detected under multiple environments. RESULTS: A population of 190 recombinant inbred lines (RILs) deriving from a cross between Chinese landrace ZGMLEL with high GPC (> 20%) and Australian cultivar Schooner was used for linkage and QTL analyses...
July 11, 2017: BMC Plant Biology
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