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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720347/transgenesis-affects-endogenous-soybean-allergen-levels-less-than-traditional-breeding
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Ryan C Hill, Brandon J Fast, Rod A Herman
The regulatory body that oversees the safety assessment of genetically modified (GM) crops in the European Union, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), uniquely requires that endogenous allergen levels be quantified as part of the compositional characterization of GM versions of crops, such as soybean, that are considered to be major allergenic foods. The value of this requirement for assessing food safety has been challenged for multiple reasons including negligible risk of altering allergen levels compared with traditional non-GM breeding...
July 15, 2017: Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology: RTP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717202/%C3%AE-caryophyllene-emitted-from-a-transgenic-arabidopsis-or-chemical-dispenser-repels-diaphorina-citri-vector-of-candidatus-liberibacters
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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/28712503/genome-editing-to-improve-abiotic-stress-responses-in-plants
#3
Yuriko Osakabe, Keishi Osakabe
Targeted modification of specific genes via genome editing is now used routinely to modify plant genomes. In developing new mutations in plant genomes using the widely used CRISPR/Cas9 system, it is important for further use in plant molecular studies and crop breeding that the mutations generated are heritable. To date, several improvements to increase efficiency and specificity have been developed to generate heritable mutations in various plant species. In this chapter, we focus on strategies to improve genome editing technology to increase heritability in plants, and summarize the process used to generate new mutant alleles of environmental stress response genes in plants...
2017: Progress in Molecular Biology and Translational Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701756/seed-metabolome-analysis-of-a-transgenic-rice-line-expressing-cholera-toxin-b-subunit
#4
Takumi Ogawa, Koji Kashima, Yoshikazu Yuki, Mio Mejima, Shiho Kurokawa, Masaharu Kuroda, Atsushi Okazawa, Hiroshi Kiyono, Daisaku Ohta
Plant-based human vaccines have been actively developed in recent years, and rice (Oryza sativa L.) is one of the best candidate crops for their production and delivery. By expressing a modified cholera toxin B (CTB) subunit, we previously developed MucoRice-CTB, a rice-based vaccine against cholera, which is caused by infection of the intestine with the bacteria Vibrio cholerae. MucoRice-CTB lines have been extensively characterized by whole-genome sequencing and proteome analyses to evaluate the mutation profiles and proteome status, respectively...
July 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688300/herbicide-and-insect-resistant-bt-cotton-pollen-assessment-finds-no-detrimental-effects-on-adult-honey-bees
#5
Lin Niu, Weihua Ma, Chaoliang Lei, Juan Luis Jurat-Fuentes, Lizhen Chen
One important concern regarding the use of transgenic cotton expressing insecticidal toxins from the bacterium Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) is its potential detrimental effect on non-target organisms. The honey bee (Apis mellifera) is the most important pollinator species worldwide and it is directly exposed to transgenic crops by the consumption of genetically modified (GM) pollen. However, the potential effects of Bt cotton on A. mellifera remain unclear. In the present study, we assessed the effects of two Bt cotton varieties; ZMSJ expressing the Cry1Ac and Cry2Ab insecticidal proteins, and ZMKCKC producing Cry1Ac and EPSPS, on A...
July 5, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686700/rates-of-return-to-sorghum-and-millet-research-investments-a-meta-analysis
#6
Yacob A Zereyesus, Timothy J Dalton
Sorghum and millet grow in some of the most heterogeneous and austere agroecologies around the world. These crops are amongst the top five cereal sources of food and feed. Yet, few studies document the impact of sorghum and millet genetic enhancement. The Internal Rate of Return (ROR) is one of the most popular metrics used to measure the economic return on investment on agricultural research and development (R&D). This study conducted a meta-analysis of 59 sorghum and millet ROR estimates obtained from 25 sources published between 1958 and 2015...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685236/engineered-cry1ac-cry9aa-hybrid-bacillus-thuringiensis-delta-endotoxin-with-improved-insecticidal-activity-against-helicoverpa-armigera
#7
Jigar V Shah, Rakeshkumar Yadav, Sanjay S Ingle
Recombinant Bt construct was prepared by exchange of pore forming domain I with cry1Ac to cry9Aa gene by overlap extension PCR (OE-PCR) technique. Construction of cry1Ac-cry9Aa was accomplished by six base pair homology at 3' ends of PCR products of domain I of cry1Ac and domain II and III of cry9Aa. The recombinant toxin was also modified by deletion of N-terminal alpha helix-1 of recombinant toxin. Both Cry toxins were expressed in E. coli BL21(DE3) plysS and purified by His-tag purification. Upon insect bioassay analysis against devastating crop pest Helicoverpa armigera, toxicity of recombinant toxin was found around fivefold higher than native Cry1Ac while alpha helix-1 deleted N-terminal modified toxin did not resulted in significant increase in toxicity...
July 6, 2017: Archives of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683080/winter-cover-crops-on-processing-tomato-yield-quality-pest-pressure-nitrogen-availability-and-profit-margins
#8
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/28676446/identification-and-expression-profiling-of-oryza-sativa-nucleotidyl-transferase-protein-ntp-genes-under-various-stress-conditions
#9
Haiqi Yang, Jianbo Song, Luming Yue, Xiaowei Mo, Jun Song, Beixin Mo
Nucleotidyl transferase proteins (NTPs) modify the 3' ends of mature small RNAs, leading to their stabilization or degradation. The first two plant NTPs, HESO1 and URT1, were identified in Arabidopsis. These two NTPs act cooperatively to uridylate the 3' terminal nucleotide of specific miRNAs, leading to their degradation and thereby affecting the expression of genes regulated by these miRNAs. Little is known about NTPs in other plants. Here, we performed a comprehensive analysis of 13 putative NTP genes in Oryza sativa, a major crop in global food production...
July 1, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674844/current-perspectives-on-genetically-modified-crops-and-detection-methods
#10
REVIEW
Madhu Kamle, Pradeep Kumar, Jayanta Kumar Patra, Vivek K Bajpai
Genetically modified (GM) crops are the fastest adopted commodities in the agribiotech industry. This market penetration should provide a sustainable basis for ensuring food supply for growing global populations. The successful completion of two decades of commercial GM crop production (1996-2015) is underscored by the increasing rate of adoption of genetic engineering technology by farmers worldwide. With the advent of introduction of multiple traits stacked together in GM crops for combined herbicide tolerance, insect resistance, drought tolerance or disease resistance, the requirement of reliable and sensitive detection methods for tracing and labeling genetically modified organisms in the food/feed chain has become increasingly important...
July 2017: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671251/identification-and-characterization-of-the-bzip-transcription-factor-involved-in-zinc-homeostasis-in-cereals
#11
A R Henriques, D da R Farias, A Costa de Oliveira
Members of the basic leucine zipper family, as bZIP19, are considered to be essential regulators of the adaptation to zinc deficiency. Knowing that this gene as well as its targets are conserved in the plant kingdom, we followed an in silico approach to identify and characterize the bzip19 gene in cereals. Through BLASTp in Phytozome database, 33 bzip19 genes were identified on the genomes of Oryza sativa, Sorghum bicolor, Zea mays, Glycine max, Triticum aestivum, and Brachypodium distachyon. The analysis of conserved motifs and bZIP domains was performed using MEME and PFAM databases...
June 29, 2017: Genetics and Molecular Research: GMR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28667635/genetically-modified-phytase-crops-role-in-sustainable-plant-and-animal-nutrition-and-ecological-development-a-review
#12
REVIEW
Chinreddy Subramanyam Reddy, Seong-Cheol Kim, Tanushri Kaul
Globally, plant-derivatives especially cereals and legumes are the major staple food sources for animals. The seeds of these crops comprise of phytic acid, the major repository form of the phosphorus, which is not digestible by simple-stomached animals. However, it is the most important factor responsible for impeding the absorption of minerals by plants that eventually results in less use of fertilizers that ultimately cause eutrophication in water bodies. Although abundant phosphorus (P) exists in the soils, plants cannot absorb most of the P due to its conversion to unavailable forms...
July 2017: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28664693/readiness-of-adolescents-to-use-genetically-modified-organisms-according-to-their-knowledge-and-emotional-attitude-towards-gmos
#13
Stanisław Lachowski, Anna Jurkiewicz, Piotr Choina, Magdalena Florek-Łuszczki, Agnieszka Buczaj, Małgorzata Goździewska
INTRODUCTION: Agriculture based on genetically modified organisms plays an increasingly important role in feeding the world population, which is evidenced by a considerable growth in the size of land under genetically modified crops (GM). Uncertainty and controversy around GM products are mainly due to the lack of accurate and reliable information, and lack of knowledge concerning the essence of genetic modifications, and the effect of GM food on the human organism, and consequently, a negative emotional attitude towards what is unknown...
June 7, 2017: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine: AAEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653336/targeting-carbon-for-crop-yield-and-drought-resilience
#14
Cara A Griffiths, Matthew J Paul
Current methods of crop improvement are not keeping pace with projected increases in population growth. Breeding, focused around key traits of stem height and disease resistance, delivered step-change yield improvements of the green revolution of the 1960s. However, since that time, yield increases through conventional breeding have been below the projected requirement of 2.4% per year required by 2050. Genetic modification (GM) mainly for herbicide tolerance and insect resistance has been transformational, akin to a second green revolution, but GM has yet to make major inroads into intrinsic yield processes themselves...
June 27, 2017: Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651661/biological-characterization-and-mating-compatibility-of-helicoverpa-gelotopoeon-d-lepidoptera-noctuidae-populations-from-different-regions-in-argentina
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M I Herrero, S V Fogliata, A Vera, A Casmuz, D Sosa Gómez, A P Castagnaro, G Gastaminza, M G Murúa
Helicoverpa gelotopoeon, the South American bollworm, is a polyphagous pest of the Heliothinae complex that causes damage to soybean, cotton, and chickpea crops. Some species within this complex have developed resistance to genetically modified crops and insecticides, which has led to increased interest in their genetic diversity and population structure. The objective of this study was to characterize biological and reproductive parameters of two populations of H. gelotopoeon collected in two different provinces of Argentina...
June 27, 2017: Bulletin of Entomological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642774/increasing-provasculature-complexity-in-the-arabidopsis-embryo-may-increase-total-iron-content-in-seeds-a-hypothesis
#16
Hannetz Roschzttardtz, Sofía Bustos, Maria F Coronas, Miguel A Ibeas, Susana Grant-Grant, Joaquín Vargas-Pérez
Anemia due to iron deficiency is a worldwide issue, affecting mainly children and women. Seed iron is a major source of this micronutrient for feeding, however, in most crops these levels are too low to meet daily needs. Thus, increasing iron allocation and its storage in seeds can represent an important step to enhance iron provision for humans and animals. Our knowledge on seed iron homeostasis is mainly based on studies performed in the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana, where iron accumulates in endodermis cells surrounding the embryo provasculature...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631167/copper-and-ectopic-expression-of-the-arabidopsis-transport-protein-copt1-alter-iron-homeostasis-in-rice-oryza-sativa-l
#17
Amparo Andrés-Bordería, Fernando Andrés, Antoni Garcia-Molina, Ana Perea-García, Concha Domingo, Sergi Puig, Lola Peñarrubia
Copper deficiency and excess differentially affect iron homeostasis in rice and overexpression of the Arabidopsis high-affinity copper transporter COPT1 slightly increases endogenous iron concentration in rice grains. Higher plants have developed sophisticated mechanisms to efficiently acquire and use micronutrients such as copper and iron. However, the molecular mechanisms underlying the interaction between both metals remain poorly understood. In the present work, we study the effects produced on iron homeostasis by a wide range of copper concentrations in the growth media and by altered copper transport in Oryza sativa plants...
June 19, 2017: Plant Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630643/improved-classification-accuracy-of-powdery-mildew-infection-levels-of-wine-grapes-by-spatial-spectral-analysis-of-hyperspectral-images
#18
Uwe Knauer, Andrea Matros, Tijana Petrovic, Timothy Zanker, Eileen S Scott, Udo Seiffert
BACKGROUND: Hyperspectral imaging is an emerging means of assessing plant vitality, stress parameters, nutrition status, and diseases. Extraction of target values from the high-dimensional datasets either relies on pixel-wise processing of the full spectral information, appropriate selection of individual bands, or calculation of spectral indices. Limitations of such approaches are reduced classification accuracy, reduced robustness due to spatial variation of the spectral information across the surface of the objects measured as well as a loss of information intrinsic to band selection and use of spectral indices...
2017: Plant Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624638/the-fate-of-spirotetramat-and-dissipation-metabolites-in-apiaceae-and-brassicaceae-leaf-root-and-soil-system-under-greenhouse-conditions-estimated-by-modified-quechers-lc-ms-ms
#19
Bożena Łozowicka, Patrycja Mojsak, Piotr Kaczyński, Rafał Konecki, Andrzej Borusiewicz
The aim of this study was to investigate the dissipation of spirotetramat and its four metabolites (B-enol, B-keto, B-mono and B-glu) in different parts of vegetables belong to the minor crops (Appiacea and Brassicaceae) and soil from cultivation. The challenge of this study was to apply an optimized clean up step in QuEChERS to obtain one universal sorbent for different complex matrices like leaves with high levels of pigments, roots containing acids, sugars, polyphenolls and pigments and soil with organic ingredients...
June 15, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620402/the-xantha-marker-trait-is-associated-with-altered-tetrapyrrole-biosynthesis-and-deregulated-transcription-of-phangs-in-rice
#20
Rui-Qing Li, Meng Jiang, Yan-Hua Liu, Yun-Chao Zheng, Jian-Zhong Huang, Jian-Min Wu, Qing-Yao Shu
The xantha marker trait, which is controlled by a down-regulating epi-mutation of OsGUN4, has been applied to the production of hybrid rice. However, the molecular basis for the ability of xantha mutants to attain high photosynthetic capacity even with decreased chlorophyll contents has not been characterized. In the present study, we observed that the total chlorophyll content of the xantha mutant was only 27.2% of that of the wild-type (WT) plants. However, the xantha mutant still accumulated 59.9% of the WT δ-aminolevulinic acid content, 72...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
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