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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228510/non-glandular-trichomes-of-solanum-carolinense-deter-feeding-by-manduca-sexta-caterpillars-and-cause-damage-to-the-gut-peritrophic-matrix
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Rupesh R Kariyat, Jason D Smith, Andrew G Stephenson, Consuelo M De Moraes, Mark C Mescher
Plant trichomes constitute a first line of defence against insect herbivores. The pre- and post-ingestive defensive functions of glandular trichomes are well documented and include direct toxicity, adhesion, antinutrition and defence gene induction. By contrast, the defensive functions of non-glandular trichomes are less well characterized, although these structures are thought to serve as physical barriers that impede herbivore feeding and movement. We experimentally varied the density of stellate non-glandular trichomes in several ways to explore their pre- and post-ingestive effects on herbivores...
February 22, 2017: Proceedings. Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216162/genome-wide-identification-of-glabra3-downstream-genes-for-anthocyanin-biosynthesis-and-trichome-formation-in-arabidopsis
#2
Chenhao Gao, Dong Li, Changyu Jin, Shaowei Duan, Shuanghui Qi, Kaige Liu, Hanchen Wang, Haoli Ma, Jiangbo Hai, Mingxun Chen
GLABRA3 (GL3), a bHLH transcription factor, has previously proved to be involved in anthocyanin biosynthesis and trichome formation in Arabidopsis, however, its downstream targeted genes are still largely unknown. Here, we found that GL3 was widely present in Arabidopsis vegetative and reproductive organs. New downstream targeted genes of GL3 for anthocyanin biosynthesis and trichome formation were identified in young shoots and expanding true leaves by RNA sequencing. GL3-mediated gene expression was tissue specific in the two biological processes...
February 16, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207974/aamyb1-and-its-orthologue-atmyb61-affect-terpene-metabolism-and-trichome-development-in-artemisia-annua-and-arabidopsis-thaliana
#3
Luis Matías-Hernández, Weimin Jiang, Ke Yang, Kexuan Tang, Peter E Brodelius, Soraya Pelaz
The effective anti-malarial drug artemisinin (AN) isolated from Artemisia annua is relatively expensive due to the low content in the plant as it is only synthesized within the glandular trichomes. Therefore, genetic engineering of A. annua is one of the most promising approaches to improve AN yield. In this work, AaMYB1 transcription factor has been identified and characterized. When AaMYB1 is overexpressed in A. annua, either exclusively in trichomes or in the whole plant, essential AN biosynthetic genes are also overexpressed and consequently AN amount significantly increased...
February 16, 2017: Plant Journal: for Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198089/a-comprehensive-proteome-map-of-glandular-trichomes-of-hop-humulus-lupulus-l-female-cones-identification-of-biosynthetic-pathways-of-the-major-terpenoid-related-compounds-and-possible-transport-proteins
#4
Antoine Champagne, Marc Boutry
Female flowers of hop (Humulus lupulus) are an essential source of terpenoid-related compounds, which are mainly used as flavoring in the beer brewing process. The compounds involved are bitter acids, terpenophenolics, as well as mono- and sesquiterpenoids. In this work, we analyzed the proteome of purified glandular trichomes (lupulin glands) from female flowers, which produce and accumulate these compounds. An extensive 2D-LC-MS/MS analysis identified 1,015 proteins. Of these, most correspond to housekeeping and primary metabolism-related proteins, albeit predominantly including amino acid and lipid metabolism, which feeds the specialized (secondary) metabolism...
February 15, 2017: Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188954/comparative-glandular-trichome-transcriptome-based-gene-characterization-reveals-reasons-for-differential-menthol-biosynthesis-in-mentha-species
#5
Md Qussen Akhtar, Nida Qamar, Pallavi Yadav, Pallavi Kulkarni, Ajay Kumar, Ajit Kumar Shasany
The genes involved in menthol biosynthesis are reported earlier in Mentha × piperita. But the information on these genes is not available in Mentha arvensis. To bridge the gap in knowledge on differential biosynthesis of monoterpenes leading to compositional variation in the essential oil of these species, a comparative transcriptome analysis of the glandular trichome was carried out. In addition to the MVA and MEP pathway genes, about 210 and 196 different terpene synthases (TPS) transcripts were identified from annotation in M...
February 11, 2017: Physiologia Plantarum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182032/pharmacognostical-standardization-of-upodika-basella-alba-l-an-important-ayurvedic-antidiabetic-plant
#6
T R Shantha, P Patchaimal, M Prathapa Reddy, R Kishore Kumar, Devesh Tewari, Vandana Bharti, G Venkateshwarlu, A K Mangal, M M Padhi, K S Dhiman
OBJECTIVE: To establish the pharmacognostic standards for the correct identification and standardization of an important Antidiabetic plant described in Ayurveda. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Standardization was carried out on the leaf and stem of Basella alba L. with the help of the macro-morphological, microscopic, physicochemical and qualitative phytochemical studies. RESULTS: Several specific characters were identified viz. clustered calcium oxalate crystals in the cortex region, absence of trichomes, succulent, thick, mucilaginous, fibrous stem...
July 2016: Ancient Science of Life
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178583/detection-of-polycyclic-aromatic-hydrocarbons-pahs-in-medicago-sativa-l-by-fluorescence-microscopy
#7
Wilber S Alves, Evelin A Manoel, Noemi S Santos, Rosane O Nunes, Giselli C Domiciano, Marcia R Soares
Green technologies, such as phytoremediation, are effective for removing organic pollutants derived from oil and oil products, including polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs). Given the increasing popularity of these sustainable remediation techniques, methods based on fluorescence microscopy and multiphoton microscopy for the environmental monitoring of such pollutants have emerged in recent decades as effective tools for phytoremediation studies aimed at understanding the fate of these contaminants in plants...
January 19, 2017: Micron: the International Research and Review Journal for Microscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174584/an-efficient-visual-screen-for-crispr-cas9-activity-in-arabidopsis-thaliana
#8
Florian Hahn, Otho Mantegazza, André Greiner, Peter Hegemann, Marion Eisenhut, Andreas P M Weber
The CRISPR/Cas9 system enables precision editing of the genome of the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana and likely of any other organism. Tools and methods for further developing and optimizing this widespread and versatile system in Arabidopsis would hence be welcomed. Here, we designed a generic vector system that can be used to clone any sgRNA sequence in a plant T-DNA vector containing an ubiquitously expressed Cas9 gene. With this vector, we explored two alternative marker systems for tracking Cas9-mediated gene-editing in vivo: BIALAPHOS RESISTANCE (BAR) and GLABROUS1 (GL1)...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160379/spearmint-r2r3-myb-transcription-factor-msmyb-negatively-regulates-monoterpene-production-and-suppresses-the-expression-of-geranyl-diphosphate-synthase-large-subunit-msgpps-lsu
#9
Vaishnavi Amarr Reddy, Qian Wang, Niha Dhar, Nadimuthu Kumar, Prasanna Nori Venkatesh, Chakravarthy Rajan, Deepa Panicker, Vishweshwaran Sridhar, Hui-Zhu Mao, Rajani Sarojam
Many aromatic plants, like spearmint, produce valuable essential oils in specialized structures called peltate glandular trichomes (PGT). Understanding the regulatory mechanisms behind the production of these important secondary metabolites will help design new approaches to engineer them. Here, we identified a PGT-specific R2R3-MYB gene MsMYB, from comparative RNA-Seq data of spearmint, and functionally characterized it. Analysis of MsMYB-RNAi transgenic lines showed increased levels of monoterpenes and MsMYB-overexpressing lines exhibited decreased levels of monoterpenes...
February 3, 2017: Plant Biotechnology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28158865/induction-of-jasmonic-acid-associated-defenses-by-thrips-alters-host-suitability-for-conspecifics-and-correlates-with-increased-trichome-densities-in-tomato
#10
Rocío Escobar-Bravo, Peter Gl Klinkhamer, Kirsten A Leiss
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 1, 2017: Plant & Cell Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152404/effects-of-ca-addition-on-the-uptake-translocation-and-distribution-of-cd-in-arabidopsis-thaliana
#11
Lihua Zeng, Ting Zhu, Ya Gao, Yutao Wang, Chanjuan Ning, Lars Olof Björn, Da Chen, Shaoshan Li
Cadmium (Cd) pollution poses a risk to human health for its accumulation in soil and crops, but this can be alleviated by calcium (Ca) addition. However, its mechanism remains unclear yet. In this study, Arabidopsis thaliana was used to explore the alleviating effects of Ca on Cd toxicity and its specific function during uptake, upward-translocation, and distribution of Cd. Supplementing plants with 5mM CaCl2 alleviated the intoxication symptoms caused by 50μM CdCl2, such as smaller leaves, early bolting and root browning...
January 31, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28143831/complex-patterns-of-multiple-biomineralization-in-single-celled-plant-trichomes-of-the-loasaceae
#12
Hans-Jürgen Ensikat, Adeel Mustafa, Maximilian Weigend
PREMISE OF THE STUDY: Plants of the family Loasaceae are characterized by a usually dense indument of various trichome types, including two basically different types of mineralized, unicellular trichomes (stinging hairs or setae and scabrid-glochidiate trichomes). Mineralized trichomes have long been known to have silicified or calcified walls, but recent studies demonstrated that trichomes of Loasaceae may also contain calcium phosphate. The current study investigates the distribution of different biominerals in the mineralized trichomes across several different taxa...
January 31, 2017: American Journal of Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28124108/the-infra-meniscal-fibers-of-the-anterolateral-ligament-are-stronger-and-stiffer-than-the-supra-meniscal-fibers-despite-similar-histological-characteristics
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Gillian Corbo, Madeleine Norris, Alan Getgood, Timothy A Burkhart
PURPOSE: The purpose of the current investigation was to characterize biomechanical differences between the supra- and infra-meniscal sections of the anterolateral ligament (ALL). We hypothesized that the supra-meniscal fibers of the ALL would be stronger and stiffer than the infra-meniscal fiber. METHODS: Nine cadaveric knee specimens [mean (SD) age = 79 (14.6) years] were dissected to identify the borders of the ALL while maintaining the anatomy of the lateral meniscus...
January 25, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28118895/differences-in-cyanobacterial-strain-responses-to-light-and-temperature-reflect-species-plasticity
#14
Man Xiao, Anusuya Willis, Michele A Burford
Microcystis aeruginosa and Cylindrospermopsis raciborskii are two cyanobacterial species that dominate freshwaters globally. Multiple strains of each species with different physiology occur, however, many studies have focused only on one or two strains, limiting our understanding of both strain variation and characterisation of the species. Therefore, in this study we examined the variation in growth and morphology of multiple isolates of both species, isolated from two adjacent Australian reservoirs. Four M...
February 2017: Harmful Algae
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28117432/dissolved-organic-matter-uptake-by-trichodesmium-in-the-southwest-pacific
#15
Mar Benavides, Hugo Berthelot, Solange Duhamel, Patrick Raimbault, Sophie Bonnet
The globally distributed diazotroph Trichodesmium contributes importantly to nitrogen inputs in the oligotrophic oceans. Sites of dissolved organic matter (DOM) accumulation could promote the mixotrophic nutrition of Trichodesmium when inorganic nutrients are scarce. Nano-scale secondary ion mass spectrometry (nanoSIMS) analyses of individual trichomes sampled in the South Pacific Ocean, showed significant (13)C-enrichments after incubation with either (13)C-labeled carbohydrates or amino acids. These results suggest that DOM could be directly taken up by Trichodesmium or primarily consumed by heterotrophic epibiont bacteria that ultimately transfer reduced DOM compounds to their host trichomes...
January 24, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109209/nostoc-thermotolerans-sp-nov-a-soil-dwelling-species-of-nostoc-cyanobacteria-isolated-from-madhya-pradesh-india
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Archana Suradkar, Chelsea Villanueva, Lira A Gaysina, Dale A Casamatta, Aniket Saraf, Gandhali Dighe, Ratnaprabha Mergu, Prashant Singh
A filamentous, soil dwelling cyanobacterial strain (9C-PS) was isolated from Mandsaur, Madhya Pradesh, India and is being described as new species of Nostoc. Extensive morphological and molecular characterization along with thorough assessment of ecology was performed. The style of filament orientation, type and nature of the sheath (e.g., distribution and visibility across the trichome), and vegetative and heterocyte cell dimensions and shape were assessed for more than a year employing both culture and naturally occurring samples...
January 19, 2017: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102915/transgenerational-effects-alter-plant-defense-and-resistance-in-nature
#17
Jack Colicchio
Trichomes, or leaf hairs, are epidermal extensions that take a variety of forms and perform many functions in plants, including herbivore defense. In this study, I document genetically determined variation, within-generation plasticity, and a direct role of trichomes in herbivore defense for Mimulus guttatus. After establishing the relationship between trichomes and herbivory, I test for transgenerational effects of wounding on trichome density and herbivore resistance. Patterns of inter-annual variation in herbivore density and the high cost of plant defense makes plant-herbivore interactions a system in which transgenerational phenotypic plasticity (TPP) is apt to evolve...
January 19, 2017: Journal of Evolutionary Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094805/the-genome-sequence-of-barbarea-vulgaris-facilitates-the-study-of-ecological-biochemistry
#18
Stephen L Byrne, Pernille Østerbye Erthmann, Niels Agerbirk, Søren Bak, Thure Pavlo Hauser, Istvan Nagy, Cristiana Paina, Torben Asp
The genus Barbarea has emerged as a model for evolution and ecology of plant defense compounds, due to its unusual glucosinolate profile and production of saponins, unique to the Brassicaceae. One species, B. vulgaris, includes two 'types', G-type and P-type that differ in trichome density, and their glucosinolate and saponin profiles. A key difference is the stereochemistry of hydroxylation of their common phenethylglucosinolate backbone, leading to epimeric glucobarbarins. Here we report a draft genome sequence of the G-type, and re-sequencing of the P-type for comparison...
January 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078746/a-gly65val-substitution-in-an-actin-ghact_li1-disrupts-cell-polarity-and-f-actin-organization-resulting-in-dwarf-lintless-cotton-plants
#19
Gregory N Thyssen, David D Fang, Rickie B Turley, Christopher B Florane, Ping Li, Christopher P Mattison, Marina Naoumkina
Actin polymerizes to form part of the cytoskeleton and organize polar growth in all eukaryotic cells. Species with numerous actin genes are especially useful for the dissection of actin molecular function due to redundancy and neofunctionalization. Here, we investigated the role of a cotton (Gossypium hirsutum) actin gene in the organization of actin filaments in lobed cotyledon pavement cells and the highly-elongated single-celled trichomes that comprise cotton lint fibers. Using mapping-by-sequencing, virus-induced gene silencing, and molecular modeling, we identified the causative mutation of the dominant dwarf Ligon-lintless Li1 short fiber mutant as a single Gly65Val amino acid substitution in a polymerization domain of an actin gene, GhACT_LI1 (Gh_D04G0865)...
January 12, 2017: Plant Journal: for Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064192/leaf-anatomy-bvoc-emission-and-co2-exchange-of-arctic-plants-following-snow-addition-and-summer-warming
#20
Michelle Schollert, Minna Kivimäenpää, Anders Michelsen, Daan Blok, Riikka Rinnan
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Climate change in the Arctic is projected to increase temperature, precipitation and snowfall. This may alter leaf anatomy and gas exchange either directly or indirectly. Our aim was to assess whether increased snow depth and warming modify leaf anatomy and affect biogenic volatile organic compound (BVOC) emissions and CO2 exchange of the widespread arctic shrubs Betula nana and Empetrum nigrum ssp. hermaphroditum METHODS: Measurements were conducted in a full-factorial field experiment in Central West Greenland, with passive summer warming by open-top chambers and snow addition using snow fences...
February 2017: Annals of Botany
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