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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102545/-rice-calcium-dependent-protein-kinase-oscpk17-targets-plasma-membrane-intrinsic-protein-and-sucrose-phosphate-synthase-and-is-required-for-a-proper-cold-stress-response
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M Cecília Almadanim, Bruno M Alexandre, Margarida T G Rosa, Helena Sapeta, António E Leitão, José C Ramalho, TuKiet T Lam, Sónia Negrão, Isabel A Abreu, M Margarida Oliveira
Calcium-dependent protein kinases (CDPKs) are involved in plant tolerance mechanisms to abiotic stresses. Although CDPKs are recognized as key messengers in signal transduction, the specific role of most members of this family remains unknown. Here we test the hypothesis that OsCPK17 plays a role in rice cold stress response by analyzing OsCPK17 knockout, silencing, and overexpressing rice lines under low temperature. Altered OsCPK17 gene expression compromises cold tolerance performance, without affecting the expression of key cold stress-inducible genes...
January 19, 2017: Plant, Cell & Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102304/local-melatonin-application-induces-cold-tolerance-in-distant-organs-of-citrullus-lanatus-l-via-long-distance-transport
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Hao Li, Jingjing Chang, Junxian Zheng, Yuchuan Dong, Qiyan Liu, Xiaozhen Yang, Chunhua Wei, Yong Zhang, Jianxiang Ma, Xian Zhang
Melatonin is a ubiquitous chemical substance that regulates plant growth and responses to stress. Several recent studies show that exogenous melatonin confers cold tolerance to plants; however, the underlying mechanisms remain largely unknown. Here, we report that melatonin application at optimal dose, either on the leaves or the roots, not only induced cold stress tolerance in the site of application, but also systemically induced cold tolerance in untreated distant parts. Foliar or rhizospheric treatment with melatonin increased the melatonin levels in untreated roots or leaves, respectively, under both normal and cold stress conditions, whereas rhizospheric melatonin treatment increased the melatonin exudation rates from the xylem...
January 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097691/oilseed-rape-nac56-transcription-factor-modulates-reactive-oxygen-species-accumulation-and-hypersensitive-response-like-cell-death
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Qinqin Chen, Fangfang Niu, Jingli Yan, Bisi Chen, Feifei Wu, Xiaohua Guo, Bo Yang, Yuan-Qing Jiang
The NAC (NAM, ATAF1/2, CUC2) transcription factor gene family is plant-specific and plays diverse roles in development and responses to abiotic stresses and pathogen challenge. Oilseed rape (Brassica napus) or canola is an important oil crop worldwide, however, the function of NAC genes in it remains largely elusive. Here, we identified and characterized the NAC56 gene isolated from oilseed rape. Expression of BnaNAC56 was induced by abscisic acid (ABA), jasmonic acid (JA), methyl viologen (MV) and a necrotrophic fungal pathogen Sclerotinia sclerotiorum, but repressed by cold...
January 18, 2017: Physiologia Plantarum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089951/bzr1-positively-regulates-freezing-tolerance-via-cbf-dependent-and-cbf-independent-pathways-in-arabidopsis
#4
Hui Li, Keyi Ye, Yiting Shi, Jinkui Cheng, Xiaoyan Zhang, Shuhua Yang
Cold stress is a major environmental factor that adversely affects plant growth and development. The C-repeat Binding Factor/DRE Binding Factor 1 (CBF/DREB1) transcriptional regulatory cascade has been shown to play important roles in plant response to cold. Here we demonstrate that two key components of BR signaling modulate freezing tolerance of plants. The loss-of-function mutant of the GSK3-like kinases involved in BR signaling, bin2-3 bil1 bil2, showed increased freezing tolerance, whereas overexpression of BIN2 resulted in hypersensitivity to freezing stress under both non-acclimated and acclimated conditions...
January 13, 2017: Molecular Plant
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086798/genome-wide-association-analysis-of-seedling-traits-in-diverse-sorghum-germplasm-under-thermal-stress
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Ratan Chopra, Gloria Burow, John J Burke, Nicholas Gladman, Zhanguo Xin
BACKGROUND: Climate variability due to fluctuation in temperature is a worldwide concern that imperils crop production. The need to understand how the germplasm variation in major crops can be utilized to aid in discovering and developing breeding lines that can withstand and adapt to temperature fluctuations is more necessary than ever. Here, we analyzed the genetic variation associated with responses to thermal stresses in a sorghum association panel (SAP) representing major races and working groups to identify single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) that are associated with resilience to temperature stress in a major cereal crop...
January 13, 2017: BMC Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056110/selection-of-reference-genes-for-qrt-pcr-analysis-of-gene-expression-in-stipa-grandis-during-environmental-stresses
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Dongli Wan, Yongqing Wan, Qi Yang, Bo Zou, Weibo Ren, Yong Ding, Zhen Wang, Ruigang Wang, Kai Wang, Xiangyang Hou
Stipa grandis P. Smirn. is a dominant plant species in the typical steppe of the Xilingole Plateau of Inner Mongolia. Selection of suitable reference genes for the quantitative real-time reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR) is important for gene expression analysis and research into the molecular mechanisms underlying the stress responses of S. grandis. In the present study, 15 candidate reference genes (EF1 beta, ACT, GAPDH, SamDC, CUL4, CAP, SNF2, SKIP1, SKIP5, SKIP11, UBC2, UBC15, UBC17, UCH, and HERC2) were evaluated for their stability as potential reference genes for qRT-PCR under different stresses...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045095/improved-cold-tolerance-in-elymus-nutans-by-exogenous-application-of-melatonin-may-involve-aba-dependent-and-aba-independent-pathways
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Juanjuan Fu, Ye Wu, Yanjun Miao, Yamei Xu, Enhua Zhao, Jin Wang, Huaien Sun, Qian Liu, Yongwei Xue, Yuefei Xu, Tianming Hu
Melatonin is an important secondary messenger that plays a central role in plant growth, as well as abiotic and biotic stress tolerance. However, the underlying physiological and molecular mechanisms of melatonin-mediated cold tolerance, especially interactions between melatonin and other key molecules in the plant stress response, remain unknown. Here, the interrelation between melatonin and abscisic acid (ABA) was investigated in two genotypes of Elymus nutans Griseb., the cold-tolerant Damxung (DX) and the cold-sensitive Gannan (GN) under cold stress...
January 3, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28044345/multifaceted-role-of-cycling-dof-factor-3-cdf3-in-the-regulation-of-flowering-time-and-abiotic-stress-responses-in-arabidopsis
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Alba-Rocio Corrales, Laura Carrillo, Pilar Lasierra, Sergio G Nebauer, Jose Dominguez-Figueroa, Begoña Renau-Morata, Stephan Pollmann, Antonio Granell, Rosa-Victoria Molina, Jesús Vicente-Carbajosa, Joaquín Medina
DOF (DNA-binding with one finger)-type transcription factors are involved in many fundamental processes in higher plants, from responses to light and phytohormones to flowering time and seed maturation, but their relation with abiotic stress tolerance is largely unknown. Here, we identify the roles of CDF3, an Arabidopsis DOF gene in abiotic stress responses and developmental processes like flowering time. CDF3 is highly induced by drought, extreme temperatures and abscisic acid treatment. The CDF3 T-DNA insertion mutant cdf3-1 is much more sensitive to drought and low temperature stress, whereas CDF3 overexpression enhances the tolerance of transgenic plants to drought, cold and osmotic stress and promotes late flowering...
January 3, 2017: Plant, Cell & Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039858/arabidopsis-stress-associated-protein-9-mediates-biotic-and-abiotic-stress-responsive-aba-signaling-via-the-proteasome-pathway
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Miyoung Kang, Seonghee Lee, Haggag Abdelmageed, Angelika Reichert, Hee-Kyung Lee, Mohamed Fokar, Kirankumar S Mysore, Randy D Allen
Arabidopsis thaliana Stress Associated Protein 9 (AtSAP9) is a member of the A20/AN1 zinc finger protein family known to play important roles in plant stress responses and in the mammalian immune response. Though SAPs of several plant species were shown to be involved in abiotic stress responses, the underlying molecular mechanisms are largely unknown and little is known about the involvement of SAPs in plant disease responses. Expression of SAP9 in Arabidopsis is up-regulated in response to dehydration, cold, salinity, and ABA, as well as pathogen infection...
December 31, 2016: Plant, Cell & Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039816/overexpression-of-a-stress-responsive-u-box-protein-gene-vapub-affects-the-accumulation-of-resistance-related-proteins-in-vitis-vinifera-thompson-seedless
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Li Jiao, Yali Zhang, Jiang Lu
Many U-box proteins have been identified and characterized as important factors against environmental stresses such as chilling, heat, salinity and pathogen attack in plant. Our previous research reported the cloning of a novel U-box protein gene VaPUB from Vitis amurensis 'Zuoshanyi' grape and suggested a function of it in related to cold stress in the model plant Arabidopsis system. In this study, the role of VaPUB in response to biotic and abiotic stress was further analyzed in the homologous grapevine system by studying the transcript regulation and the protein accumulation in VaPUB transgenic vines...
December 25, 2016: Plant Physiology and Biochemistry: PPB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018394/global-transcriptional-analysis-reveals-the-complex-relationship-between-tea-quality-leaf-senescence-and-the-responses-to-cold-drought-combined-stress-in-camellia-sinensis
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Chao Zheng, Yu Wang, Zhaotang Ding, Lei Zhao
In field conditions, especially in arid and semi-arid areas, tea plants are often simultaneously exposed to various abiotic stresses such as cold and drought, which have profound effects on leaf senescence process and tea quality. However, most studies of gene expression in stress responses focus on a single inciting agent, and the confounding effect of multiple stresses on crop quality and leaf senescence remain unearthed. Here, global transcriptome profiles of tea leaves under separately cold and drought stress were compared with their combination using RNA-Seq technology...
2016: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28013175/isolation-and-expression-features-of-hexose-kinase-genes-under-various-abiotic-stresses-in-the-tea-plant-camellia-sinensis
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Na-Na Li, Wen-Jun Qian, Lu Wang, Hong-Li Cao, Xin-Yuan Hao, Ya-Jun Yang, Xin-Chao Wang
Hexokinases (HXKs, EC 2.7.1.1) and fructokinases (FRKs, EC 2.7.1.4) play important roles in carbohydrate metabolism and sugar signaling during the growth and development of plants. However, the HXKs and FRKs in the tea plant (Camellia sinensis) remain largely unknown. In this manuscript, we present the molecular characterization, phylogenetic relationships, conserved domains and expression profiles of four HXK and seven FRK genes of the tea plant. The 11 deduced CsHXK and CsFRK proteins were grouped into six main classes...
November 25, 2016: Journal of Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009483/the-precise-regulation-of-different-cor-genes-by-individual-cbf-transcription-factors-in-arabidopsis-thaliana
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Yihao Shi, Jiaying Huang, Tianshu Sun, Xuefei Wang, Chenqi Zhu, Hongya Gu
The transcription factors CBF1/2/3 are reported to play a dominant role in the cold responsive network of Arabidopsis by directly regulating the expression levels of cold responsive (COR) genes. In this study, we obtained CRISPR/Cas9-mediated loss-of-function mutants of cbf1∼3. Over 3000 COR genes identified by RNA-seq analysis showed a slight but significant change in their expression levels in the mutants compared to the wild-type plants after treated at 4°C for 12 h. The C-repeat (CRT) motif (5'-CCGAC-3') was enriched in promoters of genes that were up-regulated by CBF2 and CBF3 but not in promoters of genes up-regulated by CBF1...
December 23, 2016: Journal of Integrative Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28004282/a-subclass-of-hsp70s-regulate-development-and-abiotic-stress-responses-in-arabidopsis-thaliana
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Linna Leng, Qianqian Liang, Jianjun Jiang, Chi Zhang, Yuhan Hao, Xuelu Wang, Wei Su
Members of the HSP70 family function as molecular chaperones to maintain cellular homeostasis and help plants cope with environmental stimuli. However, due to functional redundancy and lack of effective chemical inhibitors, our knowledge of functions of individual HSP70s has remained limited. Here, we confirmed a subclass of HSP70s, including HSP70-1, -2, -3, -4, and -5, localized to the cytosol and nucleus in Arabidopsis thaliana. Histochemical analyses of promoter:GUS reporter lines showed that HSP70-1, -2, -3, and -4 genes were widely expressed, but HSP70-5 was not...
December 22, 2016: Journal of Plant Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999976/changes-in-transcript-expression-patterns-as-a-result-of-cryoprotectant-treatment-and-liquid-nitrogen-exposure-in-arabidopsis-shoot-tips
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Briana L Gross, Adam D Henk, Remi Bonnart, Gayle M Volk
Transcripts related to abiotic stress, oxidation, and wounding were differentially expressed in Arabidopsis shoot tips in response to cryoprotectant and liquid nitrogen treatment. Cryopreservation methods have been implemented in genebanks as a strategy to back-up plant genetic resource collections that are vegetatively propagated. Cryopreservation is frequently performed using vitrification methods, whereby shoot tips are treated with cryoprotectant solutions, such as Plant Vitrification Solution 2 (PVS2) or Plant Vitrification Solution 3 (PVS3); these solutions remove and/or replace freezable water within the meristem cells...
December 20, 2016: Plant Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999818/expression-purification-and-characterization-of-a-sucrose-nonfermenting-1-related-protein-kinases-2-of-arabidopsis-thaliana-in-e-coli-based-cell-free-system
#16
Xu Zhang, Shuangxi Zhang, Jun Wang, Jing Zi, Jianhui Wang, Shaolin Chen, Yi Wan
The plant-specific sucrose nonfermenting 1-related protein kinase 2 (SnRK2) family is considered an important regulator of plant responses to abiotic stresses such as drought, cold, salinity, and nutrition deficiency. However, little information is available on how SnRK2s regulate sulfur deprivation responses in Arabidopsis. Large-scale production of SnRK2 kinases in vitro can help to elucidate the biochemical properties and physiological functions of this protein family. However, heterogenous expression of SnRK2s usually leads to inactive proteins...
2016: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999588/divergent-regulation-of-cbf-regulon-on-cold-tolerance-and-plant-phenotype-in-cassava-overexpressing-arabidopsis-cbf3-gene
#17
Dong An, Qiuxiang Ma, Wei Yan, Wenzhi Zhou, Guanghua Liu, Peng Zhang
Cassava is a tropical origin plant that is sensitive to chilling stress. In order to understand the CBF cold response pathway, a well-recognized regulatory mechanism in temperate plants, in cassava, overexpression of an Arabidopsis CBF3 gene is studied. This gene renders cassava increasingly tolerant to cold and drought stresses but is associated with retarded plant growth, leaf curling, reduced storage root yield, and reduced anthocyanin accumulation in a transcript abundance-dependent manner. Physiological analysis revealed that the transgenic cassava increased proline accumulation, reduced malondialdehyde production, and electrolyte leakage under cold stress...
2016: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999078/life-history-correlations-with-seasonal-cold-hardiness-in-maritime-pine
#18
Eva Prada, José Climent, Ricardo Alía, Raquel Díaz
PREMISE OF THE STUDY: Plants have developed mechanisms to withstand stressful environmental conditions, but the high energetic cost of these mechanisms may involve exchanges with other key functions. While trade-offs between cold hardiness and growth rates are a general assumption, we lack information regarding genetically based trade-offs between cold hardiness and other life-history traits. Such information has strong implications for tree conservation and breeding, especially in the context of ongoing climate change...
December 2016: American Journal of Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27995772/a-novel-tomato-sumo-e3-ligase-slsiz1-confers-drought-tolerance-in-transgenic-tobacco
#19
Song Zhang, Kunyang Zhuang, Shiju Wang, Jinlian Lv, Na'na Ma, Qingwei Meng
SUMOylation is an important post-translational modification process that regulates different cellular functions in eukaryotes. SIZ/PIAS-type SAP and Miz1 (SIZ1) proteins exhibit SUMO E3 ligase activity, which modulates SUMOylation. However, SIZ1 in tomato has been rarely investigated. In this study, a tomato SIZ1 gene (SlSIZ1) was isolated and its molecular characteristics and role in tolerance to drought stress were described. SlSIZ1 was up-regulated by cold, sodium chloride (NaCl), polyethylene glycol (PEG), hydrogen peroxide (H2 O2 ) and abscisic acid (ABA), and the corresponding proteins were localized in the nucleus...
December 20, 2016: Journal of Integrative Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27995376/double-stranded-rna-binding-protein-drb3-negatively-regulates-anthocyanin-biosynthesis-by-modulating-pap1-expression-in-arabidopsis-thaliana
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Hikaru Sawano, Takuma Matsuzaki, Tomoyuki Usui, Midori Tabara, Akihito Fukudome, Akihiro Kanaya, Daichi Tanoue, Akihiro Hiraguri, Gorou Horiguchi, Misato Ohtani, Taku Demura, Toshinori Kozaki, Kazuo Ishii, Hiromitsu Moriyama, Toshiyuki Fukuhara
The model plant Arabidopsis thaliana has five double-stranded RNA-binding proteins (DRB1-DRB5), two of which, DRB1 and DRB4, are well characterized. In contrast, the functions of DRB2, DRB3 and DRB5 have yet to be elucidated. In this study, we tried to uncover their functions using drb mutants and DRB-over-expressed lines. In over-expressed lines of all five DRB genes, the over-expression of DRB2 or DRB3 (DRB2ox or DRB3ox) conferred a downward-curled leaf phenotype, but the expression profiles of ten small RNAs were similar to that of the wild-type (WT) plant...
January 2017: Journal of Plant Research
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