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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148613/ambrosia-artemisiifolia-as-a-potential-resource-for-management-of-golden-apple-snails-pomacea-canaliculata-lamarck
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Wenbing Ding, Rui Huang, Zhongshi Zhou, Hualiang He, Youzhi Li
BACKGROUND: Ambrosia artemisiifolia, an invasive weed in Europe and Asia, is highly toxic to the golden apple snail (GAS; Pomacea canaliculata) in laboratory test. However, little is known about the chemical components of A. artemisiifolia associated with the molluscicidal activity or about its potential application for GAS control in rice fields. This study evaluated the molluscicidal activities of powders, methanol extracts, and individual compounds from A. artemisiifolia against GAS in rice fields and under laboratory conditions...
November 17, 2017: Pest Management Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147724/glabrous-cmgl-encodes-a-hd-zip-iv-transcription-factor-playing-roles-in-multicellular-trichome-initiation-in-melon
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Huayu Zhu, Xiaofen Sun, Qi Zhang, Pengyao Song, Qianmei Hu, Xiaojing Zhang, Xiang Li, Jianbin Hu, Junsong Pan, Shouru Sun, Yiqun Weng, Luming Yang
Map-based cloning identified CmGL that encodes a HD-ZIP type IV transcription factor that controls multicellular trichome initiation in melon. Trichomes are small hairs covering the aerial parts of plants that originate from the epidermal cells, which can protect plants against the damage by insects and pathogens. The regulatory pathway of unicellular trichomes has been well studied in the model plant Arabidopsis. Little is known about the genetic control and regulation of trichome development in melon (Cucumis melo L...
November 17, 2017: TAG. Theoretical and Applied Genetics. Theoretische und Angewandte Genetik
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146170/identification-of-tagitinin-c-from-tithonia-diversifolia-as-antitrypanosomal-compound-using-bioactivity-guided-fractionation
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Stefania Sut, Stefano Dall'Acqua, Valeria Baldan, Stephane L Ngahang Kamte, Farahnaz Ranjbarian, Prosper C Biapa Nya, Sauro Vittori, Giovanni Benelli, Filippo Maggi, Loredana Cappellacci, Anders Hofer, Riccardo Petrelli
Tithonia diversifolia (Asteraceae), is used as traditional medicine in tropical countries for the treatment of various diseases, including malaria. Although numerous studies have assessed the antimalarial properties, nothing is known about the effect of T. diversifolia extracts on trypanosomiasis. In this study extracts of T. diversifolia aerial parts were evaluated for their bioactivity against Trypanosoma brucei. The activity was studied against bloodstream forms of T. brucei (TC221), as well as against mammalian cells (BALB/3T3 mouse fibroblasts), as a counter-screen for toxicity...
November 13, 2017: Fitoterapia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145051/towards-stressor-specific-macroinvertebrate-indices-which-traits-and-taxonomic-groups-are-associated-with-vulnerable-and-tolerant-taxa
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Elisabeth Berger, Peter Haase, Ralf B Schäfer, Andrea Sundermann
Monitoring of macroinvertebrate communities is frequently used to define the ecological health status of rivers. Ideally, biomonitoring should also give an indication on the major stressors acting on the macroinvertebrate communities supporting the selection of appropriate management measures. However, most indices are affected by more than one stressor. Biological traits (e.g. size, generation time, reproduction) could potentially lead to more stressor-specific indices. However, such an approach has rarely been tested...
November 13, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144232/saccharopolyspora-aidingensis-sp-nov-an-actinomycete-isolated-from-a-salt-lake
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Zhan-Feng Xia, Xiao-Xia Luo, Chuan-Xing Wan, Li-Li Zhang
A novel halophilic actinomycete strain, designated TRM 46074(T), was isolated from Aiding salt lake in Turpan Basin, north-west China. Strain TRM 46074(T) was aerobic, Gram-stain-positive and grew optimally with 12 % (w/v) NaCl. The strain was observed to produce sparse aerial mycelium with long chains of spores that were non-motile and oval or spherical in shape with a rough or smooth surface; substrate mycelium was branched and well developed. The cell wall was determined to contain meso-diaminopimelic acid; the diagnostic whole-cell sugars were galactose, arabinose and ribose...
March 2017: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144174/secondary-metabolites-from-triclisia-gilletii-de-wild-staner-menispermaceae-with-antimycobacterial-activity-against-mycobacterium-tuberculosis
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Eric Robert Tiam, Dominique Serge Ngono Bikobo, Auguste Abouem A Zintchem, Norbert Mbabi Nyemeck, Esther Del Florence Moni Ndedi, Patrick Hervé Betote Diboué, Maximilienne Ascension Nyegue, Alex de Théodore Atchadé, Dieudonné Emmanuel Pegnyemb, Christian G Bochet, Ulrich Koert
Triclisinone (2), a new ochnaflavone derivative, was isolated from the aerial parts of Triclisia gilletii, along with known drypemolundein B (1) and eight other known compounds. The chemical shifts of drypemolundein B (1) have been partially revised based on reinterpretation of NMR spectroscopic data. The eight other secondary metabolites are composed of: (+)-nonacosan-10-ol (3); stigmasterol (4), 3-O-β-D-glucopyranosylsitosterol (5), 3-O-β-D-glucopyranosylstigmasterol (6); oleanic acid (7); myricetin (8), quercetin (9) and 3-methoxyquercetin (10)...
November 16, 2017: Natural Product Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143704/identification-of-clostridium-difficile-reservoirs-in-the-patient-environment-and-efficacy-of-aerial-hydrogen-peroxide-decontamination
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Samuel Yui, Shanom Ali, Monika Muzslay, Annette Jeanes, A Peter R Wilson
OBJECTIVE To identify, using a novel enhanced method of recovery, environmental sites where spores of Clostridium difficile persist despite cleaning and hydrogen peroxide aerial decontamination. DESIGN Cohort study. SETTING Tertiary referral center teaching hospital. METHODS In total, 16 sites representing high-frequency contact or difficult-to-clean surfaces in a single-isolation room or bed area in patient bed bays were sampled before and after terminal or hydrogen peroxide disinfection using a sponge swab...
November 16, 2017: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143537/camphor-sulphonic-acid-mediated-quantitative-1-3-diol-protection-of-major-labdane-diterpenes-isolated-from-andrographis-paniculata
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Venu Sharma, Kamal K Kapoor, Debaraj Mukherjee, Vivek K Gupta, Manoj K Dhar, Sanjana Kaul
Phytochemical survey of the methanol extract of the dried aerial parts of Andrographis paniculata led to the isolation of major labdane diterpenes, namely 14-deoxy-11,12-didehydroandrographolide, andrographolide and neoandrographolide. Andrographolide was found to be the major phytoconstituent of the plant which was biologically active. For better physiochemical characteristics and bioefficacy, andrographolide is subjected to semi-synthetic modifications. However, presence of several free hydroxyl groups associated with this molecule make it quite polar and poorly soluble in many organic solvents and hence unsuitable for synthetic modifications...
November 16, 2017: Natural Product Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142283/a-mobile-device-based-imaging-spectrometer-for-environmental-monitoring-by-attaching-a-lightweight-small-module-to-a-commercial-digital-camera
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Fuhong Cai, Wen Lu, Wuxiong Shi, Sailing He
Spatially-explicit data are essential for remote sensing of ecological phenomena. Lately, recent innovations in mobile device platforms have led to an upsurge in on-site rapid detection. For instance, CMOS chips in smart phones and digital cameras serve as excellent sensors for scientific research. In this paper, a mobile device-based imaging spectrometer module (weighing about 99 g) is developed and equipped on a Single Lens Reflex camera. Utilizing this lightweight module, as well as commonly used photographic equipment, we demonstrate its utility through a series of on-site multispectral imaging, including ocean (or lake) water-color sensing and plant reflectance measurement...
November 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140990/cultivar-architecture-modulates-spore-dispersal-by-rain-splash-a-new-perspective-to-reduce-disease-progression-in-cultivar-mixtures
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Tiphaine Vidal, Pauline Lusley, Marc Leconte, Claude de Vallavieille-Pope, Laurent Huber, Sébastien Saint-Jean
Cultivar mixtures can be used to improve the sustainability of disease management within farming systems by growing cultivars that differ in their disease resistance level in the same field. The impact of canopy aerial architecture on rain-splash dispersal could amplify disease reduction within mixtures. We designed a controlled conditions experiment to study single splash-dispersal events and their consequences for disease. We quantified this impact through the spore interception capacities of the component cultivars of a mixture...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138624/entomopathogenic-fungi-as-dual-control-agents-against-both-the-pest-myzus-persicae-and-phytopathogen-botrytis-cinerea
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Hwi-Geon Yun, Dong-Jun Kim, Won-Seok Gwak, Tae-Young Shin, Soo-Dong Woo
The green peach aphid (Myzus persicae), a plant pest, and gray mold disease, caused by Botrytis cinerea, affect vegetables and fruit crops all over the world. To control this aphid and mold, farmers typically rely on the use of chemical insecticides or fungicides. However, intensive use of these chemicals over many years has led to the development of resistance. To overcome this problem, there is a need to develop alternative control methods to suppress populations of this plant pest and pathogen. Recently, potential roles have been demonstrated for entomopathogenic fungi in endophytism, phytopathogen antagonism, plant growth promotion, and rhizosphere colonization...
September 2017: Mycobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137194/integrated-display-and-simulation-for-automatic-dependent-surveillance-broadcast-and-traffic-collision-avoidance-system-data-fusion
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Yanran Wang, Gang Xiao, Zhouyun Dai
Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) is the direction of airspace surveillance development. Research analyzing the benefits of Traffic Collision Avoidance System (TCAS) and ADS-B data fusion is almost absent. The paper proposes an ADS-B minimum system from ADS-B In and ADS-B Out. In ADS-B In, a fusion model with a variable sampling Variational Bayesian-Interacting Multiple Model (VSVB-IMM) algorithm is proposed for integrated display and an airspace traffic situation display is developed by using ADS-B information...
November 13, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135956/an-improved-aerial-target-localization-method-with-a-single-vector-sensor
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Anbang Zhao, Xuejie Bi, Juan Hui, Caigao Zeng, Lin Ma
This paper focuses on the problems encountered in the actual data processing with the use of the existing aerial target localization methods, analyzes the causes of the problems, and proposes an improved algorithm. Through the processing of the sea experiment data, it is found that the existing algorithms have higher requirements for the accuracy of the angle estimation. The improved algorithm reduces the requirements of the angle estimation accuracy and obtains the robust estimation results. The closest distance matching estimation algorithm and the horizontal distance estimation compensation algorithm are proposed...
November 14, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135252/neo-clerodane-diterpenoids-from-salvia-polystachya-stimulate-the-expression-of-extracellular-matrix-components-in-human-dermal-fibroblasts
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Elihú Bautista, Naytzé Ortiz-Pastrana, Guillermo Pastor-Palacios, Angélica Montoya-Contreras, Rubén A Toscano, Jesús Morales-Jiménez, Luis A Salazar-Olivo, Alfredo Ortega
Eleven neo-clerodane diterpenoids (1-11) including the new analogues 1, 2, and 10, and 3',5,6,7-tetrahydroxy-4'-methoxyflavone (12) were isolated from the aerial parts of Salvia polystachya. Polystachyne G (1) and 15-epi-polystachyne G (2) were isolated as an epimeric mixture, containing a 5-hydroxyfuran-2(5H)-one unit in the side chain at C-12 of the neo-clerodane framework. Polystachyne H (10) contains a 1(10),2-diene moiety and a tertiary C-4 hydroxy group. The structures of these compounds were established by analysis of their NMR spectroscopic and MS spectrometric data...
November 14, 2017: Journal of Natural Products
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133815/lc-ms-guided-isolation-of-three-pairs-of-enantiomeric-alkaloids-from-macleaya-cordata-and-their-enantioseparations-antiproliferative-activity-apoptosis-inducing-property
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Chunmei Sai, Dahong Li, Shengge Li, Tong Han, Yongzhi Guo, Zhanlin Li, Huiming Hua
(±)-Macleayins F-H (1-3), three pairs of new enantiomeric alkaloid dimers, along with four known alkaloids (4-7) as their plausible biogenetic precursors, were isolated from the aerial parts of Macleaya cordata. Compounds 1-3 were obtained under the guidance of LC-MS investigation, and their structures were elucidated by analysis of the 1D and 2D NMR spectroscopic data. The racemic mixtures were successfully separated by chiral HPLC, and the absolute configurations of enantiomers were determined by electronic circular dichroism (ECD) spectroscopy...
November 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131396/ractopamine-in-particulate-matter-emitted-from-beef-cattle-feedyards-and-playa-wetlands-in-the-central-plains
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Kimberly J Wooten, Melissa A Sandoz, Philip N Smith
Beef cattle in the United States are routinely administered ractopamine, a β-adrenergic receptor agonist, to enhance growth. This study is the first to quantify ractopamine in feedyard-emitted particulate matter (PM) and playa wetlands near feedyards. Ractopamine was present in 92% of PM samples, 16% of playa sediment samples, and 3% of playa water samples, at maximum concentrations of 4.7 μg/g, 5.2 ng/g (dry weight), and 271 ng/L, respectively. These data suggest that aerial transmission and deposition of PM is a transport mechanism for ractopamine between feedyards and aquatic systems in the region...
November 13, 2017: Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130376/the-cuticle-mutant-eca2-modifies-the-plant-defense-responses-to-biotrophic-and-necrotrophic-pathogens-and-herbivory-insects
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Catherine Blanc, Fania Coluccia, Floriane L'Haridon, Martha Torres, Marlene Ortiz-Berrocal, Elia Stahl, Philippe Reymond, Lukas Schreiber, Christiane Nawrath, Jean-Pierre Metraux, Mario Serrano
We isolated previously several Arabidopsis thaliana mutants with constitutive expression of the early MAMP-induced gene ATL2, named eca (expresión constitutiva de ATL2). Here we further explored the interaction of eca mutants with pest and pathogens. Of all eca mutants, eca2 was more resistant to a fungal (Botrytis cinerea) and a bacterial (Pseudomonas syringae) pathogen, as well as to a generalist herbivorous insect (Spodoptera littoralis). Permeability of the cuticle is increased in eca2; chemical characterization shows that eca2 has a significant reduction of both cuticular wax and cutin...
November 13, 2017: Molecular Plant-microbe Interactions: MPMI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130346/chemical-composition-and-evaluation-of-antinociceptive-activity-of-the-essential-oil-of-stevia-serrata-cav-from-guatemala
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Daniel Luiz Reis Simas, Max Samuel Mérida-Reyes, Manuel Alejandro Muñoz-Wug, Millena Santos Cordeiro, Thais Biondino Sardella Giorno, Edwin Adolfo Taracena, Bessie Evelyn Oliva-Hernández, José Vicente Martínez-Arévalo, Patricia Dias Fernandes, Juan Francisco Pérez-Sabino, Antonio Jorge Ribeiro da Silva
The composition and the antinociceptive activity of the essential oil of Stevia serrata Cav. from a population located in the west highlands of Guatemala were evaluated. A yield of 0.2% (w/w) of essential oil was obtained by hydrodistillation of the dried aerial parts of the plant. The essential oil analysed by GC-FID and GC-MS showed a high content of sesquiterpenoids, with chamazulene (60.1%) as the major component and 91.5% of the essential oil composition was identified. To evaluate antinociceptive activity in mice, the essential oil of S...
November 13, 2017: Natural Product Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129053/research-on-chemical-composition-and-biological-properties-including-anti-quorum-sensing-activity-of-angelica-pancicii-vandas-aerial-parts-and-roots
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Ksenija S Mileski, Snežana S Trifunović, Ana D Ćirić, Željana M Šakić, Mihailo S Ristić, Nina M Todorović, Vlado S Matevski, Petar D Marin, Vele V Tesevic, Ana M Džamić
The essential oil, different extracts and isolated compounds of Angelica pancicii Vandas (Apiaceae) were investigated for the first time. The GC-FID and GC-MS analyses revealed sesquiterpenoids as the main constituents of A. pancicii essential oil of aerial parts with bornyl acetate (8.08%), n-octanol (5.82%), kessane (4.26%) and β-selinene (4.26%) as the main constituents. Analysis of methanol extracts, using HPLC-DAD/ESI-ToF-MS system, showed a total of 52 compounds in the aerial parts and 53 in the roots, indicated coumarins as the main constituents...
November 11, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129016/exploring-genes-involved-in-benzoic-acid-biosynthesis-in-the-populus-davidiana-transcriptome-and-their-transcriptional-activity-upon-methyl-jasmonate-treatment
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Seong-Bum Park, Jong Youn Kim, Jung Yeon Han, Chang-Ho Ahn, Eung-Jun Park, Yong Eui Choi
Benzoic acids (BAs) are important structural elements in a wide variety of essential compounds and natural products, and play crucial roles in plant fitness. BA is a precursor of diverse benzenoid compounds, including the hormone salicylic acid (SA) and the aglycone moiety of salicin, which is particularly important in the Salicaceae family. The biosynthetic pathways leading to BA formation in plants are largely unknown. Recently, the CoA-dependent β-oxidative BA biosynthesis pathway, which occurs in peroxisomes, has been characterized in petunia...
November 11, 2017: Journal of Chemical Ecology
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