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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716406/the-tomato-b-type-cyclin-gene-slcycb2-plays-key-roles-in-reproductive-organ-development-trichome-initiation-terpenoids-biosynthesis-and-prodenia-litura-defense
#1
Shenghua Gao, Yanna Gao, Cheng Xiong, Gang Yu, Jiang Chang, Qihong Yang, Changxian Yang, Zhibiao Ye
Cyclins exist extensively in various plant species. Among them, B-type cyclins play important roles in the transition of G2-to-M. However, few B-type cyclins have been reported to participate in reproductive organ development and trichome formation. In this study, transgene analysis showed that SlCycB2 overexpression caused abnormal flower with the unclosed stamen, shortened style and aberrant pollen. In addition, nearly all non-glandular trichomes, as well as the glandular ones were disappeared. On the contrary, suppression of SlCycB2 could promote type III and type V trichomes formation...
September 2017: Plant Science: An International Journal of Experimental Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701351/characterization-of-trichome-expressed-bahds-in-petunia-reveals-distinct-acylsugar-assembly-mechanisms
#2
Satya Swathi Nadakuduti, Joseph B Uebler, Xiaoxiao Liu, Arthur Daniel Jones, Cornelius S Barry
Acylsugars are synthesized in the glandular trichomes of the Solanaceae family and are implicated in protection against abiotic and biotic stress. Acylsugars are comprised of either sucrose or glucose esterified with varying numbers of acyl chains of differing length. In tomato (Solanum lycopersicum), acylsugar assembly requires four acylsugar acyltransferases (ASATs), of the BAHD super family. Tomato ASATs catalyze the sequential esterification of acyl-CoA thioesters to the R4, R3, R3', and R2 position of sucrose, yielding a tetra-acylsucrose...
July 12, 2017: Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698355/tissue-specific-control-of-the-endocycle-by-the-anaphase-promoting-complex-cyclosome-inhibitors-uvi4-and-del1
#3
Jefri Heyman, Stefanie Polyn, Thomas Eekhout, Lieven De Veylder
The endocycle represents a modified mitotic cell cycle that in plants is often coupled to cell enlargement and differentiation. Endocycle onset is controlled by activity of the Anaphase Promoting Complex/Cyclosome (APC/C), a multi-subunit E3 ubiquitin ligase targeting cell cycle factors for destruction. CELL CYCLE SWITCH 52 (CCS52) proteins represent rate-limiting activator subunits of the APC/C. In Arabidopsis thaliana (Arabidopsis), mutations in either CCS52A1 or CCS52A2 activators result in a delayed endocycle onset, whereas their overexpression triggers increased DNA ploidy levels...
July 11, 2017: Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686187/cuticular-waxes-of-arabidopsis-thaliana-shoots-cell-type-specific-composition-and-biosynthesis
#4
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Daniela Hegebarth, Reinhard Jetter
It is generally assumed that all plant epidermis cells are covered with cuticles, and the distinct surface geometries of pavement cells, guard cells, and trichomes imply functional differences and possibly different wax compositions. However, experiments probing cell-type-specific wax compositions and biosynthesis have been lacking until recently. This review summarizes new evidence showing that Arabidopsis trichomes have fewer wax compound classes than pavement cells, and higher amounts of especially long-chain hydrocarbons...
July 7, 2017: Plants (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673028/sugary-secretions-of-wasp-galls-a-want-to-be-extrafloral-nectar
#5
Adriana Aranda-Rickert, Carolina Rothen, Patricia Diez, Ana María González, Brigitte Marazzi
Background and Aims: The most widespread form of protective mutualisms is represented by plants bearing extrafloral nectaries (EFNs) that attract ants and other arthropods for indirect defence. Another, but less common, form of sugary secretion for indirect defence occurs in galls induced by cynipid wasps. Until now, such galls have been reported only for cynipid wasps that infest oak trees in the northern hemisphere. This study provides the first evidence of galls that exude sugary secretions in the southern hemisphere and asks whether they can be considered as analogues of plants' EFNs...
June 29, 2017: Annals of Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28667412/exogenous-salicylic-acid-mediated-modulation-of-arsenic-stress-tolerance-with-enhanced-accumulation-of-secondary-metabolites-and-improved-size-of-glandular-trichomes-in-artemisia-annua-l
#6
Anjana Kumari, Neha Pandey, Shashi Pandey-Rai
The present study was undertaken to find out individual and interactive effects of arsenic (As) and salicylic acid (SA) on an important medicinal plant, Artemisia annua. As uptake and its accumulation was detected and found to be maximum in roots at higher As concentration (150 μM). Under As treatments, H2O2 and MDA content were induced. Biomass and chlorophyll content were negatively affected under As treatments. Furthermore, enzymatic (SOD, CAT, APX, and GR) and non-enzymatic antioxidants were also enhanced under As treatments...
June 30, 2017: Protoplasma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649093/ntl8-regulates-trichome-formation-in-arabidopsis-by-directly-activating-r3-myb-genes-try-and-tcl1
#7
Hainan Tian, Xianling Wang, Hongyan Guo, Yuxin Cheng, Chunjiang Hou, Jin-Gui Chen, Shucai Wang
The NAM, ATAF1/2, and CUC (NAC) are plant-specific transcription factors that regulate multiple aspects of plant growth and development, and plant response to environmental stimuli. We report here the identification of NTM1-LIKE 8 (NTL8), a membrane-associated NAC transcription factor, as a novel regulator of trichome formation in Arabidopsis. From an activation-tagged Arabidopsis population, we identified a dominant, gain-of-function mutant with glabrous inflorescence stem. By using plasmid rescue and RT-PCR analyses, we found that NTL8 was tagged, thus the mutant was named ntl8-1 Dominant (ntl8-1D)...
June 25, 2017: Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644898/spatio-temporal-orientation-of-microtubules-controls-conical-cell-shape-in-arabidopsis-thaliana-petals
#8
Huibo Ren, Xie Dang, Xianzhi Cai, Peihang Yu, Yajun Li, Shanshan Zhang, Menghong Liu, Binqing Chen, Deshu Lin
The physiological functions of epidermal cells are largely determined by their diverse morphologies. Most flowering plants have special conical-shaped petal epidermal cells that are thought to influence light capture and reflectance, and provide pollinator grips, but the molecular mechanisms controlling conical cell shape remain largely unknown. Here, we developed a live-confocal imaging approach to quantify geometric parameters of conical cells in Arabidopsis thaliana (A. thaliana). Through genetic screens, we identified katanin (KTN1) mutants showing a phenotype of decreased tip sharpening of conical cells...
June 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644726/cytotoxic-and-genotoxic-actions-of-casiopeina-iii-ea-cas-iii-ea-in-somatic-and-germ-cells-of-drosophila-melanogaster
#9
L M Vidal, E Pimentel, M P Cruces, S Hernández, L Ruiz-Azuara
Casiopeinas® are a group of newly synthesized drugs designed to treat cancer. These copper (Cu) complexes exhibit cytostatic, cytotoxic, genotoxic, and antineoplastic activities through different mechanisms of action. To evaluate the influence of these compounds, some in vivo studies were performed using predominantly somatic cells. The aim of the present study was to examine the cytotoxic and genotoxic actions of Casiopeina III-Ea (Cas III-Ea) in somatic as well as germ cells of Drosophila melanogaster. For cytotoxicity, the productivity and some morphometric parameters were measured and genotoxicity was assessed by means of the somatic mutation and recombination test assay in the wing...
2017: Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641371/effects-of-changes-in-leaf-properties-mediated-by-methyl-jasmonate-meja-on-foliar-absorption-of-zn-mn-and-fe
#10
Cui Li, Peng Wang, Neal W Menzies, Enzo Lombi, Peter M Kopittke
Background and Aims: Foliar fertilization to overcome nutritional deficiencies is becoming increasingly widespread. However, the processes of foliar nutrient absorption and translocation are poorly understood. The present study aimed to investigate how cuticular leaf properties affect the absorption of foliar-applied nutrients in leaf tissues. Methods: Given that methyl jasmonate (MeJA) can cause alterations in leaf properties, we applied 1 m m MeJA to sunflower ( Helianthus annuus ), tomato ( Solanum lycopersicum ) and soybean ( Glycine max ) to assess changes in leaf properties...
June 21, 2017: Annals of Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636198/actin-filament-reorganisation-controlled-by-the-scar-wave-complex-mediates-stomatal-response-to-darkness
#11
Jean-Charles Isner, Zaoxu Xu, Joaquim Miguel Costa, Fabien Monnet, Thomas Batstone, Xiaobin Ou, Michael J Deeks, Bernard Genty, Kun Jiang, Alistair M Hetherington
Stomata respond to darkness by closing to prevent excessive water loss during the night. Although the reorganisation of actin filaments during stomatal closure is documented, the underlying mechanisms responsible for dark-induced cytoskeletal arrangement remain largely unknown. We used genetic, physiological and cell biological approaches to show that reorganisation of the actin cytoskeleton is required for dark-induced stomatal closure. The opal5 mutant does not close in response to darkness but exhibits wild-type (WT) behaviour when exposed to abscisic acid (ABA) or CaCl2 ...
June 21, 2017: New Phytologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634808/mapping-of-genetic-locus-for-leaf-trichome-in-brassica-oleracea
#12
Jiaqin Mei, Jinhua Wang, Yuehua Li, Shuai Tian, Dayong Wei, Chaoguo Shao, Jun Si, Qing Xiong, Jiana Li, Wei Qian
The genetic locus for leaf trichome was identified via marker-based mapping and SNP microarray assay, and a functional marker was developed to facilitate the breeding for hairiness in Brassica oleracea. Plant trichomes are involved in various functions particularly in protecting plants against some biotic and abiotic damages. In the present study, an F2 segregating population was developed from the cross between a glabrous cultivated B. oleracea (CC, 2n = 18) and a hairy wild relative, B. incana (CC, 2n = 18)...
June 20, 2017: TAG. Theoretical and Applied Genetics. Theoretische und Angewandte Genetik
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633407/exploring-fungus-plant-n-transfer-in-a-tripartite-ant-plant-fungus-mutualism
#13
Céline Leroy, Alain Jauneau, Yves Martinez, Armelle Cabin-Flaman, David Gibouin, Jérôme Orivel, Nathalie Séjalon-Delmas
Background and Aims: The plant Hirtella physophora , the ant Allomerus decemarticulatus and a fungus, Trimmatostroma sp., form a tripartite association. The ants manipulate both the plant trichomes and the fungus to build galleries under the stems of their host plant used to capture prey. In addition to its structural role, the fungus also improves nutrient uptake by the host plant. But it still remains unclear whether the fungus plays an indirect or a direct role in transferring nutrients to the plant...
June 13, 2017: Annals of Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628172/trichomes-as-a-natural-biophysical-barrier-for-plants-and-their-bioinspired-applications
#14
Han Liu, Shaobao Liu, Jiaojiao Jiao, Tian Jian Lu, Feng Xu
Nature has inspired mankind to create novel inventions with biomimetic structures and materials, where plants provide a significant source of inspiration. Plants have evolved a range of effective appendages, among which trichomes have attracted extensive research interest due to their enormous functions. It is important to understand trichome functions and corresponding mechanisms for their bioinspired applications. In this review, we provide a comprehensive overview of the diverse functions of trichomes, with emphasis placed upon their roles as biophysical barriers that can create a complex three-dimensional (3D) network to help the plant adapt to severe environments...
June 19, 2017: Soft Matter
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606082/expression-and-functional-analyses-of-a-kinesin-gene-ghkis13a1-from-cotton-gossypium-hirsutum-fiber
#15
Yan-Jun Li, Shou-Hong Zhu, Xin-Yu Zhang, Yong-Chang Liu, Fei Xue, Lan-Jie Zhao, Jie Sun
BACKGROUND: Cotton fiber, a natural fiber widely used in the textile industry, is differentiated from single cell of ovule epidermis. A large number of genes are believed to be involved in fiber formation, but so far only a few fiber genes have been isolated and functionally characterized in this developmental process. The Kinesin13 subfamily was found to play key roles during cell division and cell elongation, and was considered to be involved in the regulation of cotton fiber development...
June 12, 2017: BMC Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600533/variation-in-tree-species-ability-to-capture-and-retain-airborne-fine-particulate-matter-pm2-5
#16
Lixin Chen, Chenming Liu, Lu Zhang, Rui Zou, Zhiqiang Zhang
Human health risks caused by PM2.5 raise awareness to the role of trees as bio-filters of urban air pollution, but not all species are equally capable of filtering the air. The objectives of this current study were: (1) to determine the foliar traits for effective PM2.5-capture and (2) explore species-to-species differences in foliar PM2.5-recapture capacity following a rain event. The study concluded that overall, the acicular needle shape made conifers more efficient with PM2.5 accumulation and post-rainfall recapture than broadleaved species...
June 9, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597435/micro-morphological-study-of-evolvulus-spp-convolvulaceae-the-old-world-medicinal-plants
#17
Kanapol Ketjarun, George W Staples, Sasivimon C Swangpol, Paweena Traiperm
BACKGROUND: Several medicinal properties have been reported for plants in the genus Evolvulus, such as a brain tonic and antifungal from Evolvulus alsinoides, and a sedative and an anthelmintic from Evolvulus nummularius. Therefore, the correct identification of the source plants is critically important. The aim of this research was to investigate the micromorphology of two Evolvulus taxa used for herbal medicines compared with one worldwide ornamental species by using peeling, paraffin embedding, acetolysis, and SEM methods in order to support species identification...
December 2016: Botanical Studies (Taipei, Taiwan)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587634/sinapic-acid-or-its-derivatives-interfere-with-abscisic-acid-homeostasis-during-arabidopsis-thaliana-seed-germination
#18
Baodi Bi, Jingliang Tang, Shuang Han, Jinggong Guo, Yuchen Miao
BACKGROUND: Sinapic acid and its esters have broad functions in different stages of seed germination and plant development and are thought to play a role in protecting against ultraviolet irradiation. To better understand the interactions between sinapic acid esters and seed germination processes in response to various stresses, we analyzed the role of the plant hormone abscisic acid (ABA) in the regulation of sinapic acid esters involved in seed germination and early seedling growth...
June 6, 2017: BMC Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577195/identification-among-morphologically-similar-argyreia-convolvulaceae-based-on-leaf-anatomy-and-phenetic-analyses
#19
Paweena Traiperm, Janene Chow, Possathorn Nopun, G Staples, Sasivimon C Swangpol
BACKGROUND: The genus Argyreia Lour. is one of the species-rich Asian genera in the family Convolvulaceae. Several species complexes were recognized in which taxon delimitation was imprecise, especially when examining herbarium materials without fully developed open flowers. The main goal of this study is to investigate and describe leaf anatomy for some morphologically similar Argyreia using epidermal peeling, leaf and petiole transverse sections, and scanning electron microscopy. Phenetic analyses including cluster analysis and principal component analysis were used to investigate the similarity of these morpho-types...
December 2017: Botanical Studies (Taipei, Taiwan)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28569138/identification-of-candidate-genes-for-fiber-length-quantitative-trait-loci-through-rna-seq-and-linkage-and-physical-mapping-in-cotton
#20
Xihua Li, Man Wu, Guoyuan Liu, Wenfeng Pei, Honghong Zhai, Jiwen Yu, Jinfa Zhang, Shuxun Yu
BACKGROUND: Cotton (Gossypium spp.) fibers are single-celled elongated trichomes, the molecular aspects of genetic variation in fiber length (FL) among genotypes are currently unknown. In this study, two backcross inbred lines (BILs), i.e., NMGA-062 ("Long") and NMGA-105 ("Short") with 32.1 vs. 27.2 mm in FL, respectively, were chosen to perform RNA-Seq on developing fibers at 10 days post anthesis (DPA). The two BILs differed in 4 quantitative trait loci (QTL) for FL and were developed from backcrosses between G...
May 31, 2017: BMC Genomics
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