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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535353/broad-specificity-immunoassay-for-simultaneous-detection-of-ochratoxins-a-b-and-c-in-millet-and-maize
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Yaqiong Zhang, Lanteng Wang, Xing Shen, Xiaoqun Wei, Xinan Huang, Yingju Liu, Xiulan Sun, Zhanhui Wang, Yuanming Sun, Zhenlin Xu, Sergei Alexandrovich Eremin, Hongtao Lei
Ochratoxins A, B and C (OTA, OTB and OTC) can be found in cereals and feeds, the simultaneous detection of these ochratoxins holds a great need in food safety. In this study, four antibodies raised from two ochrotoxin haptens and two coating antigens were compared, and then a sensitive and broad-specificity enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) was established for the simultaneous determination of three ochratoxins, where the detection limits were 0.005, 0.001 and 0.001 ng/mL for OTA, OTB and OTC, respectively, and recoveries of three ochratoxins were between 84...
May 23, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535262/developmental-studies-of-maize-infesting-picture-winged-flies-diptera-ulidiidae
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Gaurav Goyal, Gregg S Nuessly, Dakshina R Seal, Gary J Steck, John L Capinera, Kenneth J Boote
Eleven species of picture-winged flies (Diptera: Ulidiidae) attack maize (Zea mays L.) in the Americas. Field and laboratory studies were used to determine developmental times on sweet corn ears for the three most common species attacking the crop in the United States, Chaetopsis massyla (Walker), Euxesta eluta Loew, and Euxesta stigmatias Loew. Egg plus larval stage developmental times were evaluated in early Spring and late Fall 2009, and late Spring 2010, by placing newly deposited eggs in protected ears in the field...
May 23, 2017: Environmental Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535127/modelling-virus-coinfection-to-inform-management-of-maize-lethal-necrosis-in-kenya
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Frank Hilker, Linda Allen, Vrushali Bokil, Cheryl Briggs, Zhilan Feng, Karen A Garrett, Louis Gross, Frédéric Hamelin, Michael J Jeger, Carrie Manore, Alison Power, Margaret Redinbaugh, Megan Rúa, Nik J Cunniffe
Maize lethal necrosis (MLN) has emerged as a serious threat to food security in sub-Saharan Africa. MLN is caused by coinfection with two viruses, maize chlorotic mottle virus (MCMV) and a potyvirus, often sugarcane mosaic virus (SCMV). To better understand dynamics of MLN and to provide insight into disease management, we model the spread of the viruses causing MLN within and between growing seasons. The model allows for transmission via vectors, soil and seeds, as well as exogenous sources of infection. Following model parameterisation, we predict how management affects disease prevalence and crop performance over multiple seasons...
May 23, 2017: Phytopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535078/complementation-of-ctb7-in-the-maize-pathogen-cercospora-zeina-overcomes-the-lack-of-in-vitro-cercosporin-production
#4
Velushka Swart, Bridget Genevieve Crampton, John Ridenour, Burton Bluhm, Nicholas Olivier, Marion Meyer, Dave Kenneth Berger
Gray leaf spot (GLS), caused by the sibling species Cercospora zeina or Cercospora zeae-maydis, is cited as one of the most important diseases threatening global maize production. C. zeina fails to produce cercosporin in vitro, and in most cases causes large coalescing lesions during maize infection; a symptom generally absent from cercosporin-deficient mutants in other Cercospora spp. Here we describe the C. zeina cercosporin toxin biosynthetic gene cluster. The oxidoreductase gene CTB7 contained several insertions and deletions as compared to the C...
May 23, 2017: Molecular Plant-microbe Interactions: MPMI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534456/effects-of-folic-acid-fortification-on-orofacial-clefts-prevalence-a-meta-analysis
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Natalia Millacura, Rosa Pardo, Lucia Cifuentes, José Suazo
OBJECTIVE: Orofacial clefts (OFC) are the most prevalent craniofacial birth defect. Folic acid (FA) supplementation has been demonstrated as an effective intervention to reduce risk of OFC occurrence. However, the effect of mandatory FA fortification of wheat and/or maize flour on OFC prevalence has shown controversial results among countries adopting this policy. Thus, we performed a meta-analysis to synthesize the available evidence evaluating the global impact of this mandatory policy on OFC occurrence...
May 23, 2017: Public Health Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533786/high-density-linkage-map-construction-and-mapping-of-yield-trait-qtls-in-maize-zea-mays-using-the-genotyping-by-sequencing-gbs-technology
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Chengfu Su, Wei Wang, Shunliang Gong, Jinghui Zuo, Shujiang Li, Shizhong Xu
Increasing grain yield is the ultimate goal for maize breeding. High resolution quantitative trait loci (QTL) mapping can help us understand the molecular basis of phenotypic variation of yield and thus facilitate marker assisted breeding. The aim of this study is to use genotyping-by-sequencing (GBS) for large-scale SNP discovery and simultaneous genotyping of all F2 individuals from a cross between two varieties of maize that are in clear contrast in yield and related traits. A set of 199 F2 progeny derived from the cross of varieties SG-5 and SG-7 were generated and genotyped by GBS...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533785/qtl-mapping-for-yield-and-resistance-against-mediterranean-corn-borer-in-maize
#7
José C Jiménez-Galindo, Bernardo Ordás, Ana Butrón, Luis F Samayoa, Rosa A Malvar
Introduction: The Mediterranean corn borer (MCB), Sesamia nonagrioides, is a major pest of maize, Zea mays, in Mediterranean countries, inflicting significant kernel yield losses. For that reason, it necessary to know the genetic mechanisms that regulate the agronomic and resistance traits. A quantitative trait loci (QTL) mapping study for yield, resistance against MCB attack, and other relevant agronomic traits was performed using a recombinant inbred line (RIL) population derived from the cross A637 × A509 that is expected to segregate for yield, and ear, and stalk resistance to MCB...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533335/rapid-cycling-genomic-selection-in-a-multi-parental-tropical-maize-population
#8
Xuecai Zhang, Paulino Pérez-Rodríguez, Juan Burgueño, Michael Olsen, Edward Buckler, Gary Atlin, Boddupalli M Prasanna, Mateo Vargas, Félix San Vicente, José Crossa
Genomic selection (GS) increases genetic gain by reducing the length of the selection cycle, as has been exemplified in maize using rapid cycling recombination of bi-parental populations. However, no results of GS applied to maize multi-parental populations have been reported so far. This study is the first to show realized genetic gains of rapid cycling genomic selection (RCGS) for four recombination cycles in a multi-parental tropical maize population. Eighteen elite tropical maize lines were intercrossed twice and self-pollinated once to form the cycle 0 (C0) training population...
May 22, 2017: G3: Genes—Genomes—Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530598/understanding-the-fine-structure-of-intermediate-materials-of-maize-starches
#9
Wenfang Han, Binjia Zhang, Jiangtao Li, Siming Zhao, Meng Niu, Caihua Jia, Shanbai Xiong
Here we concern the molecular fine structure of intermediate material (IM) fraction in regular maize starch (RMS) and Starpro 40 maize starch (S40). IM had a branching degree and a molar mass (Mw) somewhere between amylopectin (AP) and amylose (AM). Compared with AP, IM had more extra-long (Fr I) and long (Fr II) chains and fb3-chains (degree of polymerization (DP)>36), with a higher average chain length (CL). Also, IM contained less A-chains but more B-chains (both BS-chains with DP 3-25 and BL-chains with DP≥26), accompanied by longer B- and BL-chains, total internal chains (TICL) and average internal chains (ICL), and a similar average external chain length (ECL)...
October 15, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530554/simultaneous-determination-of-fumonisins-b1-and-b2-in-different-types-of-maize-by-matrix-solid-phase-dispersion-and-hplc-ms-ms
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Gabriel Barros de Oliveira, Carolyne Menezes de Castro Gomes Vieira, Ricardo Mathias Orlando, Adriana Ferreira Faria
This work involved the optimization and validation of a method, according to Directive 2002/657/EC and the Analytical Quality Assurance Manual of Ministério da Agricultura, Pecuária e Abastecimento, Brazil, for simultaneous extraction and determination of fumonisins B1 and B2 in maize. The extraction procedure was based on a matrix solid phase dispersion approach, the optimization of which employed a sequence of different factorial designs. A liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry method was developed for determining these analytes using the selected reaction monitoring mode...
October 15, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530166/quorum-sensing-and-rsam-regulons-of-the-rice-pathogen-pseudomonas-fuscovaginae
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Gordana Uzelac, Hitendra Kumar Patel, Giulia Devescovi, Danilo Licastro, Vittorio Venturi
Pseudomonas fuscovaginae (Pfv) is an emerging plant pathogen causing sheath brown rot in rice, as well as diseases in other gramineae food crops including maize, sorghum and wheat. Pfv possesses two conserved N-acyl homoserine lactone (AHL) quorum sensing (QS) systems called PfvI/R and PfsI/R, which are repressed by RsaL and RsaM, respectively. The two systems are not hierarchically organized and are involved in plant virulence. In this study the AHL QS PfsI/R, PfvI/R and RsaM regulons were determined by transcriptomic analysis...
May 22, 2017: Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527795/the-use-of-mid-infrared-spectrometry-to-estimate-the-ration-composition-of-lactating-dairy-cows
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M Klaffenböck, A Steinwidder, C Fasching, G Terler, L Gruber, G Mészáros, J Sölkner
The composition of cow milk is strongly affected by the feeding regimen. Because milk components are routinely determined using mid-infrared (MIR) spectrometry, MIR spectra could also be used to estimate an animal's ration composition. The objective of this study was to determine whether and how well amounts of dry matter intake and the proportions of concentrates, hay, grass silage, maize silage, and pasture in the total ration can be estimated using MIR spectra at an individual animal level. A total of 10,200 milk samples and sets of feed intake data were collected from 90 dairy cows at 2 experimental farms of the Agricultural Research and Education Centre in Raumberg-Gumpenstein, Austria...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526729/phased-genotyping-by-sequencing-enhances-analysis-of-genetic-diversity-and-reveals-divergent-copy-number-variants-in-maize
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Heather Manching, Subhajit Sengupta, Keith R Hopper, Shawn W Polson, Yuan Ji, Randall J Wisser
High-throughput sequencing of reduced representation genomic libraries has ushered in an era of genotyping-by-sequencing (GBS), where genome-wide genotype data can be obtained for nearly any species. However, there remains a need for imputation-free GBS methods for genotyping large samples taken from heterogeneous populations of heterozygous individuals. This requires a number of issues encountered with GBS be considered, including the sequencing of non-overlapping sets of loci across multiple GBS libraries, a common missing data problem that results in low call rates for markers per individual, and a tendency for applicability only in inbred line samples with sufficient linkage disequilibrium for accurate imputation...
May 19, 2017: G3: Genes—Genomes—Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525761/impact-of-bioactive-packaging-systems-based-on-evoh-films-and-essential-oils-in-the-control-of-aflatoxigenic-fungi-and-aflatoxin-production-in-maize
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Eva M Mateo, José V Gómez, Irene Domínguez, Jose V Gimeno-Adelantado, Rufino Mateo-Castro, Rafael Gavara, Misericordia Jiménez
Aspergillus flavus and A. parasiticus are the most common fungal species associated with aflatoxin (AF) contamination of cereals, especially maize, and other agricultural commodities. AFB1, the most frequent and toxic metabolite, is a powerful hepatotoxic, teratogenic and mutagenic compound. Effective strategies to control these fungal species and AFs in food and feed are required. Active packaging film containing essential oils (EO) is one of the most innovative food packaging concepts. In this study, ethylene-vinyl alcohol (EVOH) copolymer films incorporating EO from Origanum vulgare (ORE), Cinnamomum zeylanicum (CIN) or their major active constituents, carvacrol (CAR) and cinnamaldehyde (CINHO), respectively, were developed and assayed to control growth of A...
May 11, 2017: International Journal of Food Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525719/phosphorus-availability-and-release-pattern-from-activated-dolomite-phosphate-rock-in-central-florida
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Xiaoyun Mao, Qin Lu, Wei Mo, Xiaoping Xin, Xian Chen, Zhenli He
In this study, novel technology was developed to convert dolomite phosphate rock (DPR) into slow release P fertilizers. The DPR was powdered to < 100 mesh and activated with organic molecules under optimal reaction conditions. As compared to original DPR, available P, estimated by water soluble P released from the three DPRs activated with three types of organic molecules, increased by 6.86, 3.32, and 7.46 times, respectively. Phosphorus supply from the activated DPRs was greater than that of superphosphates (SP)...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522839/fast-diffusion-of-domesticated-maize-to-temperate-zones
#16
Xiaolong Li, Yinqiao Jian, Chuanxiao Xie, Jun Wu, Yunbi Xu, Cheng Zou
Adaptation to a temperate climate was a prerequisite for the spread of maize across a broad geographical range. To explicitly explore the demographic process underlying maize adaptation, we used a diffusion-based method to model the differentiation between temperate and tropical populations using the Non-Stiff Stalk group as a proxy for temperate maize. Based on multiple sequential Markovian coalescent approaches, we estimate that tropical and temperate maize diverged approximately 3'000 to 5'000 years ago and the population size shrank after the split...
May 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522455/psa3-a-protein-on-the-stromal-face-of-the-thylakoid-membrane-promotes-photosystem-i-accumulation-in-cooperation-with-the-assembly-factor-pyg7
#17
Jie Shen, Rosalind Williams-Carrier, Alice Barkan
Photosystem I (PSI) is a large protein-pigment complex located in the thylakoid membrane in cyanobacteria, plants, and algae. Although the structure and components of PSI are well characterized, mechanisms that orchestrate its assembly are poorly understood. In this study, we discovered a novel nucleus-encoded protein, Photosystem I Assembly 3 (PSA3), that is required for PSI accumulation. PSA3 is conserved among green photosynthetic eukaryotes but is lacking in cyanobacteria. Mutations in the psa3 gene cause the specific loss of PSI in Arabidopsis and maize...
May 18, 2017: Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520800/transcriptome-profiling-revealed-novel-transcriptional-regulators-in-maize-responses-to-ostrinia-furnacalis-and-jasmonic-acid
#18
Hai Wang, Shengyan Li, Shouzhen Teng, Haisheng Liang, Hongjia Xin, Hongjiang Gao, Dafang Huang, Zhihong Lang
Chewing insects cause severe yield losses in crop production worldwide. Crop plants counteract chewing insects by transcriptionally promoting a repertoire of defense gene products that are either toxic to, or attractive to the natural enemies of, pest insects. However, the complexity of the transcriptional reprogramming in plant defense response against chewing insects is still not well understood. In this study, the genome-wide early responses in maize seedlings to Asian corn borer (ACB, Ostrinia furnacalis) and also to jasmonic acid(JA), the pivotal phytohormone controlling plant defense response against herbivory, were transcriptionally profiled by RNA-Seq...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515571/estimating-yield-gaps-at-the-cropping-system-level
#19
Nicolas Guilpart, Patricio Grassini, Victor O Sadras, Jagadish Timsina, Kenneth G Cassman
Yield gap analyses of individual crops have been used to estimate opportunities for increasing crop production at local to global scales, thus providing information crucial to food security. However, increases in crop production can also be achieved by improving cropping system yield through modification of spatial and temporal arrangement of individual crops. In this paper we define the cropping system yield potential as the output from the combination of crops that gives the highest energy yield per unit of land and time, and the cropping system yield gap as the difference between actual energy yield of an existing cropping system and the cropping system yield potential...
May 2017: Field Crops Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511958/selection-of-discriminant-mid-infrared-wavenumbers-by-combining-a-na%C3%A3-ve-bayesian-classifier-and-a-genetic-algorithm-application-to-the-evaluation-of-lignocellulosic-biomass-biodegradation
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Abbas Rammal, Eric Perrin, Valeriu Vrabie, Rabih Assaf, Hassan Fenniri
Infrared spectroscopy provides useful information on the molecular compositions of biological systems related to molecular vibrations, overtones, and combinations of fundamental vibrations. Mid-infrared (MIR) spectroscopy is sensitive to organic and mineral components and has attracted growing interest in the development of biomarkers related to intrinsic characteristics of lignocellulose biomass. However, not all spectral information is valuable for biomarker construction or for applying analysis methods such as classification...
May 13, 2017: Mathematical Biosciences
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