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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081285/pre-harvest-foliar-application-of-ethephon-strengthens-gibberellins-induced-fruit-expansion-in-pyrus-pyrifolia
#1
C Ma, L Wang, U Y Lee, K Tanabe, S Kang, C X Zhang
To identify the roles of ethylene in fruit development in Japanese pear Pyrus pyrifolia 'Niitaka', one of the non-climacteric genotypes, source-sink strength and fruit development during fruit expansion were investigated when ethephon was applied after a conventional gibberellic acid (GA) lanolin paste treatment on the pedicel. The results demonstrate that the conventional GA treatment during the early stage of fruit expansion resulted in larger fruit size and advanced fruit maturation, but pre-harvest foliar application of ethephon only advanced fruit maturation...
December 23, 2016: Genetics and Molecular Research: GMR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081284/analysis-of-the-relationship-between-ribosomal-dna-its-sequences-and-active-components-in-rhodiola-plants
#2
D J Zhang, W T Yuan, M T Li, Y H Zhang
Rhodiola plants are a valuable resource in traditional Chinese medicine. The objective of this study was to evaluate the correlation between ribosomal DNA internal transcribed spacer (ITS) sequences and the three active components in Rhodiola plants. For this, we determined ITS sequence polymorphisms and the concentrations of active components salidroside, tyrosol, and gallic acid in different Rhodiola species from the Tibetan Plateau. In a total of 23 Rhodiola samples, 16 different haplotypes were defined based on their ITS sequences...
December 23, 2016: Genetics and Molecular Research: GMR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081283/transcriptome-analysis-of-peach-prunus-persica-l-batsch-during-the-late-stage-of-fruit-ripening
#3
H F Pan, Y Sheng, Z H Gao, H L Chen, Y J Qi, X K Yi, G H Qin, J Y Zhang
Fruit ripening is a complex developmental process, the details of which remain largely unknown in fleshy fruits. In this paper, the fruit flesh of two peach varieties, "Zhongyou9" (a nectarine; Prunus persica L. Batsch) and its mutant "Hongyu", was analyzed by RNA-seq technology during two stages of ripening at 20-day intervals. One hundred and eighty significant upregulated and two hundred and thirty-five downregulated genes were identified in the experiment. Many of these genes were related to plant hormones, chlorophyll breakdown, accumulation of aroma and flavor volatiles, and stress...
December 23, 2016: Genetics and Molecular Research: GMR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081282/cloning-of-three-genes-involved-in-the-flavonoid-metabolic-pathway-and-their-expression-during-insect-resistance-in-pinus-massoniana-lamb
#4
Z Q Yang, H Chen, J H Tan, H L Xu, J Jia, Y H Feng
Pinus massoniana Lamb. is an important timber and turpentine-producing tree species in China. Dendrolimus punctatus and Dasychira axutha are leaf-eating pests that have harmful effects on P. massoniana production. Few studies have focused on the molecular mechanisms underlying pest resistance in P. massoniana. Based on sequencing analysis of the transcriptomes of insect-resistant P. massoniana, three key genes involved in the flavonoid metabolic pathway were identified in the present study (PmF3H, PmF3'5'H, and PmC4H)...
December 23, 2016: Genetics and Molecular Research: GMR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081281/short-communication-validation-of-reference-genes-for-real-time-quantitative-pcr-in-tambaqui-colossoma-macropomum
#5
A R Nascimento, G F Silva, G F Gualberto, F L Almeida
Tambaqui, Colossoma macropomum, is the main native freshwater fish in Brazilian aquaculture. Therefore, intensive research pressure has been applied to the species to support new technologies for tambaqui farming. Molecular biology represents a tool that can be used to investigate every field of applied biology, from fish physiology to the effects of climate change. Based on the importance of reference genes for the relative or absolute quantification of gene transcripts, we cloned and sequenced three candidate reference genes in tambaqui (18S ribossomal RNA - 18s, glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate dehydrogenase - gapdh, and actin beta - β-actin), and validated a set of primers for each gene for use in real-time quantitative PCR...
December 23, 2016: Genetics and Molecular Research: GMR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081280/evaluation-on-the-germplasm-of-maize-zea-mays-l-landraces-from-southwest-china
#6
F B Chen, Q L Yao, H F Liu, P Fang
Because of their local adaptation and economic factors that limit the adoption of commercial hybrids, farmer-saved maize landraces are still grown over a considerable area concentrated in southwest China. To evaluate the potential of using maize landraces, the germplasm characteristics of 96 landraces from southwest China were evaluated at phenotypic, cellular, and molecular levels. The existence of high phenotypic variation and elite germplasm tolerant to low-N, low-P, as well as drought stress was observed...
December 23, 2016: Genetics and Molecular Research: GMR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081279/karyotype-analysis-and-ribosomal-gene-localization-of-spotted-knifejaw-oplegnathus-punctatus
#7
P Z Li, D D Cao, X B Liu, Y J Wang, H Y Yu, X J Li, Q Q Zhang, X B Wang
The spotted knifejaw, Oplegnathus punctatus, is an important aquaculture fish species in China. To better understand the chromosomal microstructure and the karyotypic origin of this species, cytogenetic analysis was performed using Giemsa staining to identify metaphase chromosomes, C-banding to detect C-positive heterochromatin, silver staining to identify the nucleolus organizer regions (Ag-NORs), and fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) for physical mapping of the major (18S rDNA) and minor (5S rDNA) ribosomal genes...
December 23, 2016: Genetics and Molecular Research: GMR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081278/population-structure-of-annona-crassiflora-an-endemic-plant-species-of-the-brazilian-cerrado
#8
R Gwinner, T A Setotaw, F A Rodrigues, D V C França, F A da Silveira, L A S Pio, M Pasqual
Habitat fragmentation has numerous consequences, particularly to endemic species, and has a negative impact on the genetic diversity of neglected species, leading to genetic drift. Annona crassiflora Mart. is a species that is endemic to Brazil, and its incidence in the Cerrado biome has decreased. The identification and characterization of its remaining diversity is necessary for its conservation. Our aim was to study the population structure of A. crassiflora populations from different Cerrado regions in Minas Gerais State, Brazil (Corinto, Curvelo, Carmo da Mata, Boa Esperança, and Paraguaçu) using inter-simple sequence repeat (ISSR) markers and DNA content...
December 23, 2016: Genetics and Molecular Research: GMR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081277/comparative-genomic-hybridization-analysis-of-rice-dwarf-mutants-induced-by-gamma-irradiation
#9
J E Hwang, S-H Kim, I J Jung, S M Han, J-W Ahn, S-J Kwon, S H Kim, S-Y Kang, D S Kim, J-B Kim
Comparative genomic hybridization (CGH) is a powerful tool used to analyze changes in copy number, polymorphisms, and structural variations in the genome. Gene copy number variation (CNV) is a common form of natural diversity in the genome, which can create new genes and alter gene structure. Thus, CNVs may influence phenotypic variation and gene expression. In this study, to detect CNVs, we irradiated rice seeds with gamma rays (300 Gy) and selected two dwarf mutagenized plants, GA-III-189 and -1052, in the M3 generation...
December 23, 2016: Genetics and Molecular Research: GMR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081276/correlation-and-path-analysis-of-biomass-sorghum-production
#10
T P S Vendruscolo, M A A Barelli, M A S Castrillon, R S da Silva, F T de Oliveira, C L Corrêa, B W Zago, F D Tardin
Sorghum biomass is an interesting raw material for bioenergy production due to its versatility, potential of being a renewable energy source, and low-cost of production. The objective of this study was to evaluate the genetic variability of biomass sorghum genotypes and to estimate genotypic, phenotypic, and environmental correlations, and direct and indirect effects of seven agronomic traits through path analysis. Thirty-four biomass sorghum genotypes and two forage sorghum genotypes were cultivated in a randomized block design with three replicates...
December 23, 2016: Genetics and Molecular Research: GMR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081275/role-of-xrcc1-gene-polymorphisms-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-cisplatin-based-chemotherapy-and-their-effect-on-clinical-and-pathological-characteristics
#11
H F Liu, J S Liu, J H Deng, R R Wu
Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is the most common cancer globally. The XRCC1 protein interacts with ligase and poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase to repair cisplatin-induced DNA damage. The authors of previous studies have reported XRCC1 Arg399Gln, Arg280His, and Arg194Trp polymorphisms and advanced NSCLC prognosis, but the results are inconclusive. We investigated the association between clinical outcome and XRCC1 Arg399Gln, Arg280His, and Arg194Trp polymorphisms in advanced NSCLC patients treated with cisplatin...
December 23, 2016: Genetics and Molecular Research: GMR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081274/role-of-methylenetetrahydrofolate-reductase-c677t-and-a1298c-polymorphisms-in-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-risk
#12
J B Wu, J F Zhai, J Yang
Polycystic ovary syndrome is one of the most frequently encountered endocrine malfunctions. Methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) plays a vital role in folate metabolism, DNA methylation, and RNA synthesis. We carried out a study to investigate the association between MTHFR C677T and A1298C genetic variations and the risk of polycystic ovary syndrome in a Chinese population. We recruited 244 patients and 257 control subjects from an Inner Mongolian Medical University to this hospital-based, case-control study...
December 23, 2016: Genetics and Molecular Research: GMR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002616/genomic-variability-of-pantoea-ananatis-in-maize-white-spot-lesions-assessed-by-aflp-markers
#13
A M Miller, J E F Figueiredo, C L Chaves, E A Ruas, M I Balbi-Peña, N B Colauto, L D Paccola-Meirelles
Measures to control maize white spot (MWS) caused by Pantoea ananatis are preferentially based on resistant cultivars. A lack of knowledge on the genetic variability of pathogens could interfere with the development and utilization of controlling strategies in this pathosystem. The main goals of this study were to investigate the genetic variability of 90 P. ananatis isolates from three different eco-geographical regions of Brazil by amplified fragment length polymorphism (AFLP), and to determine the presence of a universal P...
December 19, 2016: Genetics and Molecular Research: GMR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002615/genetic-variability-affecting-exserohilum-turcicum-resistance-in-popcorn-lines-grown-under-high-and-low-phosphorus-conditions
#14
A T Amaral, R M Ribeiro, P H D Santos, T P S Poltronieri, J M S Vivas, I F S Gerhardt, B M Carvalho, C S Freitas, S B Miranda
Northern leaf blight (NLB), caused by Exserohilum turcicum, is one of the main foliar diseases that affect popcorn culture. Farmers use many control measures to minimize damage caused by this disease, among which, the use of cultivars with genetic resistance is the most effective and economical. The aim of this study was to investigate genetic variability influencing resistance to NLB in 25 popcorn maize lines grown under high and low phosphorus conditions in relation to foliar fungal disease caused by E. turcicum...
December 19, 2016: Genetics and Molecular Research: GMR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002614/genetic-progress-in-oat-associated-with-fungicide-use-in-rio-grande-do-sul-brazil
#15
D N Follmann, A Cargnelutti Filho, A D Lúcio, V Q de Souza, M Caraffa, C A Wartha
The State of Rio Grande do Sul (RS) is the largest producer of oat in Brazil with the aid of consolidated breeding programs, which are constantly releasing new cultivars. The main objectives of this study were to: 1) evaluate the annual genetic progress in grain yield and hectoliter weight of the oat cultivars in RS, with and without fungicide use on aerial parts of plants; and 2) evaluate the efficiency of oat breeding programs in introducing disease-resistant genes in the released cultivars through network yield trials conducted with and without fungicide use on aerial plant parts...
December 19, 2016: Genetics and Molecular Research: GMR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002613/different-responses-of-vanillic-acid-a-phenolic-compound-in-htc-cells-cytotoxicity-antiproliferative-activity-and-protection-from-dna-induced-damage
#16
I V Almeida, F M L Cavalcante, V E P Vicentini
The consumption of healthy and natural foods has increased over the last few years, primarily because these foods are rich in substances with biological properties of interest, such as exerting anticancer effects and decreasing oxidative stress in living tissues. These foods support adequate nutrition, maintain health, and improve quality of life. Vanillic acid (VA) is a phenolic compound used widely in the food industry as a flavoring, preservative, and food additive. VA can be found in various cereals, whole grains, fruits, herbs, green tea, juices, beers, and wines and possesses antioxidant, hepatoprotective, cardioprotective, and antiapoptotic activities...
December 19, 2016: Genetics and Molecular Research: GMR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002612/%C3%AE-f508-mutation-screening-of-healthy-individuals-from-two-populations-in-esp%C3%A3-rito-santo-state-brazil
#17
A M Lanes, L S Louro, D P Ventorim, E Stur, F M Garcia, L P Agostini, L N R Alves, R S Reis, I D Louro, R S Dettogni
The ΔF508 mutation is the most common cause of cystic fibrosis and its prevalence varies worldwide. For instance, up to 20-fold variations in its frequency have been recorded across different areas of Brazil. This study aimed to compare the distribution of ΔF508 among healthy individuals of admixed Portuguese descent from Espírito Santo (ES), a state in Southeastern Brazil, to that in a subpopulation of Pomeranian descent, considered to be an isolated group in which the European gene pool has been preserved, living in Santa Maria do Jetibá (also in ES)...
December 19, 2016: Genetics and Molecular Research: GMR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002611/cryopreservation-of-schisandra-chinensis-turcz-baill-callus-and-subsequent-plant-regeneration
#18
D Sun, Y-F Yu, H-Y Qin, P-L Xu, Y Zhao, Y-X Liu, Z-X Wang, S-T Fan, Y-M Yang, J Ai
Cryopreservation has been proven significance as a technique for promising the long-term conservation of plant germplasms. This study aimed to establish a cryopreservation protocol for calli of Schisandra chinensis (Turcz.) Baill, and to explore the effects of different process parameters on callus viability. Effects of desiccation duration, cryoprotectants and cryopreservation methods, thawing temperature, and post-culture conditions on the viability of cryopreserved calli were assessed. Among different cryoprotectants and freezing procedures, the highest survival was recorded when the water content of callus after 30 min desiccation was 57...
December 19, 2016: Genetics and Molecular Research: GMR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002610/is-the-optimal-intervention-policy-uc-superior-to-the-suboptimal-policy-mfpt-over-inferred-probabilistic-boolean-network-models
#19
X Z Zan, W B Liu, M X Hu, L Z Shen
A salient problem in translational genomics is the use of gene regulatory networks to determine therapeutic intervention strategies. Theoretically, in a complete network, the optimal policy performs better than the suboptimal policy. However, this theory may not hold if we intervene in a system based on a control policy derived from imprecise inferred networks, especially in the small-sample scenario. In this paper, we compare the performance of the unconstrained (UC) policy with that of the mean-first-passage-time (MFPT) policy in terms of the quality of the determined control gene and the effectiveness of the policy...
December 19, 2016: Genetics and Molecular Research: GMR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002609/bulk-segregant-analysis-bsa-for-improving-cold-stress-resistance-in-maize-using-ssr-markers
#20
M Q U Farooqi, K J Sa, T K Hong, J K Lee
In this study, eight inbred maize lines with high or low tolerance to cold temperature were investigated using bulk segregant analysis (BSA). Genetic diversity and genetic relationships were investigated using 100 simple sequence repeat (SSR) markers linked to cold tolerance in maize. A total of 319 alleles were identified. Among these, 128 were high coldtolerant-specific alleles and 61 were poorly coldtolerant-specific alleles, while the remaining 130 were shared between the two types. The number of alleles per locus ranged from 2 to 5, with an average of 3...
December 19, 2016: Genetics and Molecular Research: GMR
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