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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729201/assessing-parents-receptiveness-to-a-vegetable-focussed-in-school-nutrition-intervention
#1
Michelle I Jongenelis, Simone Pettigrew, Iain S Pratt, Shannon Wright, Gael Myers
OBJECTIVE: Crunch&Sip is an Australian school-based initiative designed to increase the consumption of fruit, vegetables, and water among primary school children. To address the significant deficiencies in children's vegetable intake, the present study aimed to examine the responsiveness of parents (the main providers of food for Crunch&Sip) to a modified version of the program that focuses primarily on vegetable consumption. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 329 Western Australian parents completed an online questionnaire examining their support for a vegetable focus for Crunch&Sip and any perceived barriers, motivators, and facilitators...
July 17, 2017: Appetite
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727747/plant-species-dispersed-by-galapagos-tortoises-surf-the-wave-of-habitat-suitability-under-anthropogenic-climate-change
#2
Diego Ellis-Soto, Stephen Blake, Alaaeldin Soultan, Anne Guézou, Fredy Cabrera, Stefan Lötters
Native biodiversity on the Galapagos Archipelago is severely threatened by invasive alien species. On Santa Cruz Island, the abundance of introduced plant species is low in the arid lowlands of the Galapagos National Park, but increases with elevation into unprotected humid highlands. Two common alien plant species, guava (Psidium guajava) and passion fruit (Passiflora edulis) occur at higher elevations yet their seeds are dispersed into the lowlands by migrating Galapagos tortoises (Chelonoidis spp.). Tortoises transport large quantities of seeds over long distances into environments in which they have little or no chance of germination and survival under current climate conditions...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720935/technological-options-to-control-quality-of-fish-burgers
#3
A Danza, A Conte, M A Del Nobile
This research was focused on preservation strategies applied to develop fish burgers enriched with tomato flour and extra-virgin olive oil. The effects of three different gas mixtures (5:95 O2/CO2; 10:60:30 O2/CO2/N2 and 5:50:45 O2/CO2/N2) on burger quality were analyzed by monitoring microbial cell load of main spoilage microorganisms, pH and sensory properties. As expected, modified atmosphere packaging significantly affected mesophilic bacteria with a reduction of about 2 log cycles for samples under 5% O2 and 95% CO2...
June 2017: Journal of Food Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720793/genome-wide-identification-and-characterization-of-natural-antisense-transcripts-by-strand-specific-rna-sequencing-in-ganoderma-lucidum
#4
Junjie Shao, Haimei Chen, Dan Yang, Mei Jiang, Hui Zhang, Bin Wu, Jianqin Li, Lichai Yuan, Chang Liu
Ganoderma lucidum is a white-rot fungus best-known for its medicinal and ligninolytic activities. To discover the underlying genes responsible for these activities, we identified and characterized the natural antisense transcripts (NATs) using strand-specific (ss) RNA-seq data obtained from the mycelia, primordia and fruiting bodies. NATs were identified using a custom pipeline and then subjected to functional enrichment and differential expression analyses. A total of 1613 cis- and 244 trans- sense and antisense transcripts were identified...
July 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717202/%C3%AE-caryophyllene-emitted-from-a-transgenic-arabidopsis-or-chemical-dispenser-repels-diaphorina-citri-vector-of-candidatus-liberibacters
#5
Berta Alquézar, Haroldo Xavier Linhares Volpe, Rodrigo Facchini Magnani, Marcelo Pedreira de Miranda, Mateus Almeida Santos, Nelson Arno Wulff, Jose Mauricio Simões Bento, José Roberto Postali Parra, Harro Bouwmeester, Leandro Peña
Production of citrus, the main fruit tree crop worldwide, is severely threatened by Huanglongbing (HLB), for which as yet a cure is not available. Spread of this bacterial disease in America and Asia is intimately connected with dispersal and feeding of the insect vector Diaphorina citri, oligophagous on rutaceous host plants. Effective control of this psyllid is an important component in successful HLB management programs. Volatiles released from the non-host guava have been shown to be repellent to the psyllid and to inhibit its response to citrus odour...
July 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715555/application-of-a-lifestyle-based-tool-to-estimate-premature-cardiovascular-disease-events-in-young-adults-the-coronary-artery-risk-development-in-young-adults-cardia-study
#6
Holly C Gooding, Hongyan Ning, Matthew W Gillman, Christina Shay, Norrina Allen, David C Goff, Donald Lloyd-Jones, Stephanie Chiuve
Importance: Few tools exist for assessing the risk for early atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) events in young adults. Objective: To assess the performance of the Healthy Heart Score (HHS), a lifestyle-based tool that estimates ASCVD events in older adults, for ASCVD events occurring before 55 years of age. Design, Setting, and Participants: This prospective cohort study included 4893 US adults aged 18 to 30 years from the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) study...
July 17, 2017: JAMA Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715118/microrna159-targeted-slgamyb-transcription-factors-are-required-for-fruit-set-in-tomato
#7
Eder Marques da Silva, Geraldo Felipe Ferreira E Silva, Débora Brussolo Bidoia, Mariana da Silva Azevedo, Frederico Almeida de Jesus, Lilian Ellen Pino, Lázaro Eustáquio Pereira Peres, Esther Carrera, Isabel López-Díaz, Fabio Tebaldi Silveira Nogueira
The transition from flowering to fruit production, namely fruit set, is crucial to ensure successful sexual plant reproduction. Although studies have described the importance of hormones (i.e., auxin and gibberelins) in controlling fruit set after pollination and fertilization, the role of microRNA-based regulation during ovary development and fruit set is still poorly understood. Here we show that microRNA159/GAMYB1 and -2 pathway (the miR159/GAMYB1/2 module) is crucial for tomato ovule development and fruit set...
July 17, 2017: Plant Journal: for Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713399/metabolite-profiling-reveals-developmental-inequalities-in-pinot-noir-berry-tissues-late-in-ripening
#8
Amanda M Vondras, Mauro Commisso, Flavia Guzzo, Laurent G Deluc
Uneven ripening in Vitis vinifera is increasingly recognized as a phenomenon of interest, with substantial implications for fruit and wine composition and quality. This study sought to determine whether variation late in ripening (∼Modified Eichhorn-Lorenz stage 39) was associated with developmental differences that were observable as fruits within a cluster initiated ripening (véraison). Four developmentally distinct ripening classes of berries were tagged at cluster véraison, sampled at three times late in ripening, and subjected to untargeted HPLC-MS to measure variation in amino acids, sugars, organic acids, and phenolic metabolites in skin, pulp, and seed tissues separately...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712381/parental-feeding-styles-young-children-s-fruit-vegetable-water-and-sugar-sweetened-beverage-consumption-and-the-moderating-role-of-maternal-education-and-ethnic-background
#9
Maj-Britt Mr Inhulsen, Saskia Ym Mérelle, Carry M Renders
OBJECTIVE: To examine the associations between parental feeding styles and children's dietary intakes and the modifying effect of maternal education and children's ethnicity on these associations. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study of parental feeding styles, assessed by the Parental Feeding Style Questionnaire, and children's dietary intakes. Multiple regression analyses were carried out to assess the associations between the parental feeding styles studied ('control', 'emotional feeding', 'encouragement to eat' and 'instrumental feeding') and children's dietary intakes (consumption of fruit, vegetables, water and sugar-sweetened beverages (SSB))...
July 17, 2017: Public Health Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709740/effects-of-size-and-thermophilic-pre-hydrolysis-of-banana-peel-during-anaerobic-digestion-and-biomethanation-potential-of-key-tropical-fruit-wastes
#10
Mary Jesuyemi Odedina, Boonya Charnnok, Kanyarat Saritpongteeraka, Sumate Chaiprapat
Methane production potential of tropical fruit wastes, namely lady-finger banana peel, rambutan waste and longan waste were compared using BMP assay and stoichiometric modified Buswell and Mueller equation. Methane yields based on volatile solid (VS) were in the order of ground banana peel, chopped banana peel, chopped longan waste, and chopped rambutan waste (330.6, 268.3, 234.6 and 193.2 mLCH4/gVS) that corresponded to their calculated biodegradability. In continuous operations of banana peel digestion at feed concentrations based on total solid (TS) 1-2%, mesophilic single stage digester run at 20-day hydraulic retention time (20-day HRT) failed at 2%TS, but successfully recovered at 1...
July 11, 2017: Waste Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708030/growth-kinetics-of-listeria-monocytogenes-in-cut-produce
#11
Joelle K Salazar, Surasri N Sahu, Ian M Hildebrandt, Lijie Zhang, Yan Qi, Girvin Liggans, Atin R Datta, Mary Lou Tortorello
Cut produce continues to constitute a significant portion of the fresh fruit and vegetables sold directly to consumers. As such, the safety of these items during storage, handling, and display remains a concern. Cut tomatoes, cut leafy greens, and cut melons, which have been studied in relation to their ability to support pathogen growth, have been specifically identified as needing temperature control for safety. Data are needed on the growth behavior of foodborne pathogens in other types of cut produce items that are commonly offered for retail purchase and are potentially held without temperature control...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Food Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28703352/atpds-over-expression-in-tomato-exposing-unique-patterns-of-carotenoid-self-regulation-and-an-alternative-strategy-for-the-enhancement-of-fruit-carotenoid-content
#12
Ryan P McQuinn, Breanna Wong, James J Giovannoni
The regulation of plant carotenogenesis is an active research area for both biological discovery and practical implementation. In tomato (Solanum lycopersicum) we demonstrate additional bottlenecks exist in the poly-cis-transformation of phytoene to lycopene in the context of ripening-induced PSY1 expression and activity, and reveal phytoene desaturase (PDS), as a target for manipulation toward elevated lycopene content in maturing tomato fruit. Over-expression of Arabidopsis PDS, AtPDS, elevated PDS transcript abundance in all aerial tissues resulting in both altered carotenoid accumulation and associated pathway gene expression in a tissue-specific manner...
July 13, 2017: Plant Biotechnology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697441/a-novel-molecularly-imprinted-electrochemical-sensor-modified-with-carbon-dots-chitosan-gold-nanoparticles-for-the-determination-of-patulin
#13
Wei Guo, Fuwei Pi, Hongxia Zhang, Jiadi Sun, Yinzhi Zhang, Xiulan Sun
In this paper, molecular imprinting technique was applied to the electrochemical sensor. We used 2-oxindole as dummy template, ρ-Aminothiophenol (ρ-ATP) as functional monomers, combined with the high sensitivity of electrochemical detection, to achieve a specific and efficient detection of patulin in fruit juice. In addition, carbon dots and chitosan were used as the modifying material to improve electron-transfer rate, expand the electroactive surface of glassy carbon electrode and enhance strength of the signal...
July 5, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690624/transcriptome-wide-identification-of-novel-uv-b-and-light-modulated-flavonol-pathway-genes-controlled-by-vvimybf1
#14
Stefan Czemmel, Janine Höll, Rodrigo Loyola, Patricio Arce-Johnson, José Antonio Alcalde, José Tomás Matus, Jochen Bogs
Flavonols constitute a group of flavonoids with important photoprotective roles in plants. In addition, flavonol content and composition greatly influences fruit quality. We previously demonstrated that the grapevine R2R3-MYB transcription factor (TF) VviMYBF1 promotes flavonol accumulation by inducing the expression of flavonol synthase (VviFLS1/VviFLS4), a key step of the initial flavonol pathway. Despite this, gene networks underlying flavonol modification in grapevine including both structural and regulatory genes remain poorly understood...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687643/cancer-incidence-attributable-to-lifestyle-and-environmental-factors-in-alberta-in-2012-summary-of-results
#15
Anne Grundy, Abbey E Poirier, Farah Khandwala, Xin Grevers, Christine M Friedenreich, Darren R Brenner
BACKGROUND: Estimates of the proportion of cancer cases that can be attributed to modifiable risk factors are not available for Canada and, more specifically, Alberta. The purpose of this study was to estimate the total proportion of cancer cases in Alberta in 2012 that could be attributed to a set of 24 modifiable lifestyle and environmental risk factors. METHODS: We estimated summary population attributable risk estimates for 24 risk factors (smoking [both passive and active], overweight and obesity, inadequate physical activity, diet [inadequate fruit and vegetable consumption, inadequate fibre intake, excess red and processed meat consumption, salt consumption, inadequate calcium and vitamin D intake], alcohol, hormones [oral contraceptives and hormone therapy], infections [Epstein-Barr virus, hepatitis B and C viruses, human papillomavirus, Helicobacter pylori], air pollution, natural and artificial ultraviolet radiation, radon and water disinfection by-products) by combining population attributable risk estimates for each of the 24 factors that had been previously estimated...
July 7, 2017: CMAJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683080/winter-cover-crops-on-processing-tomato-yield-quality-pest-pressure-nitrogen-availability-and-profit-margins
#16
Kimberly D Belfry, Cheryl Trueman, Richard J Vyn, Steven A Loewen, Laura L Van Eerd
Much of cover crop research to date focuses on key indicators of impact without considering the implications over multiple years, in the absence of a systems-based approach. To evaluate the effect of three years of autumn cover crops on subsequent processing tomato (Solanum lycopersicum L.) production in 2010 and 2011, a field split-split-plot factorial design trial with effects of cover crop type, urea ammonium nitrate fertilizer rate (0 or 140 kg N ha-1 preplant broadcast incorporated) and tomato cultivar (early vs...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682183/interaction-between-nonsteroidal-anti-inflammatory-drugs-and-low-fat-dietary-intervention-on-colorectal-cancer-incidence-the-women-s-health-initiative-whi-dietary-modification-trial
#17
Ikuko Kato, Dorothy Lane, Catherine R Womack, Cathryn H Bock, Lifang Hou, Jennifer H Lin, Chunyuan Wu, Jennifer Beebe Dimmer, Michael S Simon
BACKGROUND: The Women's Health Initiative (WHI) Dietary Modification (DM) trial did not show that reductions in dietary fat accompanied by increases in vegetable and fruit consumption decrease the incidence of colorectal cancer. Secondary analyses suggested that aspirin use may modify the intervention effects of DM on colorectal cancer development, although a recent reanalysis including the postintervention period confirmed no main effect of the intervention on reducing colorectal cancer incidence Methods: We analyzed data from 48,834 postmenopausal women who were randomized into the low-fat DM (N = 19,540) or comparison (N = 29,294) group for an average 8...
July 6, 2017: Journal of the American College of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675969/the-dietary-fiber-profile-of-fruit-peels-and-functionality-modifications-induced-by-high-hydrostatic-pressure-treatments
#18
Viridiana Tejada-Ortigoza, Luis Eduardo García-Amezquita, Sergio O Serna-Saldívar, Jorge Welti-Chanes
The effect of high hydrostatic pressure (HHP) and temperature on composition of non-conventional dietary fiber (DF) sources and functional properties were evaluated. Mango, orange, or prickly pear peels were processed at 600 MPa during 10 min at 22 ℃ and 55 ℃. Total (TDF), soluble (SDF), and insoluble (IDF) dietary fiber, water/oil holding, and retention capacity, solubility, swelling capacity, and bulk density were assayed. An increment in the SDF content was observed due to the effect of pressure with the greatest changes noticed in mango peel, increasing from 37...
July 2017: Food Science and Technology International, Ciencia y Tecnología de Los Alimentos Internacional
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28672071/enzymatic-process-enhances-the-flavour-profile-and-increases-the-proportion-of-esters-in-citrus-essential-oils
#19
Kun Zhang, Ying Lin, Zhou-Jian Diao, Wei-Hua Zhang, Sui-Ping Zheng, Shu-Li Liang, Shuang-Yan Han
Citrus essential oils (CEOs) are important flavors in the food and confectionary industries. A lipase process was proposed for enhancing the flavor profiles and increasing the proportions of esters in CEOs. The effects of the enzymatic process were explored by detecting the constituents of the CEOs of American sweet orange oil (ASO) and Brazil mandarin oil (BMO) through GC-MS and sensory evaluation by a trained panel, and positive effects were confirmed by both methods. A further 11 kinds of CEOs were treated via the lipase process and increments of 10% to 1170% were achieved in the proportions of esters, which were mostly ethyl esters...
July 3, 2017: Chemistry & Biodiversity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669669/should-we-recommend-reductions-in-saturated-fat-intake-or-in-red-processed-meat-consumption-the-sun-prospective-cohort-study
#20
Ligia J Dominguez, Maira Bes-Rastrollo, Francisco Javier Basterra-Gortari, Alfredo Gea, Mario Barbagallo, Miguel A Martínez-González
BACKGROUND & AIMS: While most studies have shown increased mortality associated with excessive red/processed meat consumption, the association of saturated fatty acids (SFA) intake with mortality is less homogeneous. We aimed to prospectively assess the association of both, meat consumption (red, processed, red + processed, and total) and SFA intake, with the risk of all-cause death. METHODS: We assessed 18,540 participants of the SUN (Seguimiento Universidad de Navarra) cohort, followed-up for a mean of 9...
June 19, 2017: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
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