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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802024/the-cereal-pathogen-fusarium-pseudograminearum-produces-a-new-class-of-active-cytokinins-during-infection
#1
Jens Laurids Sørensen, Aurelie H Benfield, Rasmus Dam Wollenberg, Klaus Westphal, Reinhard Wimmer, Mikkel Rank Nielsen, Kristian Fog Nielsen, Jason Carere, Lorenzo Covarelli, Giovanni Beccari, Jonathan Powell, Takafumi Yamashino, Herbert Kogler, Teis Esben Sondergaard, Donald Max Gardiner
The fungal pathogen Fusarium pseudograminearum causes important diseases of wheat and barley. During a survey of secondary metabolites produced by this fungus, a novel class of cytokinins, herein termed Fusarium cytokinins, was discovered. Cytokinins are known for their growth promoting and anti-senescence activities and the production of a cytokinin mimic by what was once considered a necrotrophic pathogen that promotes cell death and senescence challenges the simple view that this pathogen invades its hosts by employing a barrage of lytic enzymes and toxins...
August 12, 2017: Molecular Plant Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800710/synergistic-effect-of-different-plant-cell-wall-degrading-enzymes-is-important-for-virulence-of-fusarium-graminearum
#2
Maria Chiara Paccanaro, Luca Sella, Carla Castiglioni, Francesca Giacomello, Ana Lilia Martinez-Rocha, Renato D'Ovidio, Wilhelm Schäfer, Francesco Favaron
Endo-polygalacturonases (PGs) and xylanases have been shown to play an important role during pathogenesis of some fungal pathogens of dicot plants, whilst their role in monocot pathogens is less defined. Pg1 and xyr1 genes of the wheat pathogen Fusarium graminearum encode the main PG and the major regulator of xylanase production, respectively. Single and double disrupted mutants for these genes were obtained to assess their contribution to fungal infection. Compared to wild-type strain, the ∆pg mutant showed a nearly abolished PG activity, slight reduced virulence on soybean seedlings but no significant difference in disease symptoms on wheat spikes; the ∆xyr mutant was strongly reduced in xylanase activity and moderately reduced in cellulase activity but was as virulent as wild-type on both soybean and wheat plants...
August 11, 2017: Molecular Plant-microbe Interactions: MPMI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792467/fusarium-mycotoxins-in-swiss-wheat-a-survey-of-growers-samples-between-2007-and-2014-shows-strong-year-and-minor-geographic-effects
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Susanne Vogelgsang, Tomke Musa, Irene Bänziger, Andreas Kägi, Thomas D Bucheli, Felix E Wettstein, Matias Pasquali, Hans-Rudolf Forrer
To assess the occurrence of Fusarium toxins in wheat in Switzerland, an eight-year survey was conducted by analysing a total of 686 harvest samples from growers using LC-MS/MS. Between 2007 and 2010, 527 samples were obtained from 17 cantons. Between 2011 and 2014, 159 samples were collected from the canton Berne. The most frequent toxins detected were deoxynivalenol (DON), zearalenone (ZEA) and nivalenol (NIV). The overall mean DON content in all samples was 607 µg/kg, and 11% exceeded the European limit for unprocessed cereals for foodstuffs (1250 µg/kg)...
August 9, 2017: Toxins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28772274/a-review-of-conventional-pcr-assays-for-the-detection-of-selected-phytopathogens-of-wheat
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Adam Kuzdraliński, Anna Kot, Hubert Szczerba, Michał Nowak, Marta Muszyńska
Infection of phyllosphere (stems, leaves, husks, and grains) by pathogenic fungi reduces the wheat yield and grain quality. Detection of the main wheat pathogenic fungi provides information about species composition and allows effective and targeted plant treatment. Since conventional procedures for the detection of these organisms are unreliable and time consuming, diagnostic DNA-based methods are required. Nucleic acid amplification technologies are independent of the morphological and biochemical characteristics of fungi...
August 4, 2017: Journal of Molecular Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758925/analysis-of-the-masked-metabolite-of-deoxynivalenol-and-fusarium-resistance-in-cimmyt-wheat-germplasm
#5
Hiroyuki Nakagawa, Xinyao He, Yosuke Matsuo, Pawan K Singh, Masayo Kushiro
Fusarium head blight (FHB) causes significant grain loss and contamination of grains with harmful mycotoxins, especially deoxynivalenol (DON). Fusarium resistance and DON accumulation have been extensively investigated in various cultivars; however, the level of DON-3-O-glucoside (D3G) has not been as carefully studied. In this study, we measured accumulated DON and D3G levels in CIMMYT wheat elite germplasm using an analytical method validated in-house. Co-occurring nivalenol (NIV) and ergostrerol (ERG) were also analyzed...
July 29, 2017: Toxins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742823/genome-wide-identification-and-analysis-of-the-mads-box-gene-family-in-bread-wheat-triticum-aestivum-l
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Jian Ma, Yujie Yang, Wei Luo, Congcong Yang, Puyang Ding, Yaxi Liu, Linyi Qiao, Zhijian Chang, Hongwei Geng, Penghao Wang, Qiantao Jiang, Jirui Wang, Guoyue Chen, Yuming Wei, Youliang Zheng, Xiujin Lan
The MADS-box genes encode transcription factors with key roles in plant growth and development. A comprehensive analysis of the MADS-box gene family in bread wheat (Triticum aestivum) has not yet been conducted, and our understanding of their roles in stress is rather limited. Here, we report the identification and characterization of the MADS-box gene family in wheat. A total of 180 MADS-box genes classified as 32 Mα, 5 Mγ, 5 Mδ, and 138 MIKC types were identified. Evolutionary analysis of the orthologs among T...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733288/bacillomycin-d-produced-by-bacillus-amyloliquefaciens-is-involved-in-the-antagonistic-interaction-with-the-plant-pathogenic-fungus-fusarium-graminearum
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Qin Gu, Yang Yang, Qiming Yuan, Guangming Shi, Liming Wu, Zhiying Lou, Rong Huo, Huijun Wu, Rainer Borriss, Xuewen Gao
Fusarium graminearum (teleomorph: Ascomycota, Hypocreales, Gibberella, Gibberella zeae) is a destructive fungal pathogen that threatens the production and quality of wheat and barley worldwide. Controlling this toxin-producing pathogen is a significant challenge. In the present study, the commercially available strain Bacillus amyloliquefaciens (Bacteria, Firmicutes, Bacillales, Bacillus) FZB42 showed strong activity against F. graminearum The lipopeptide, bacillomycin D, produced by FZB42, was proven to contribute to the antifungal activity...
July 21, 2017: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719051/the-binding-mechanism-between-azoles-and-fgcyp51b-sterol-14%C3%AE-demethylase-of-fusarium-graminearum
#8
Hengwei Qian, Meilin Duan, Xiaomei Sun, Mengyu Chi, Ying Zhao, Wenxing Liang, Juan Du, Jinguang Huang, Baodu Li
BACKGROUND: Fusarium graminearum is the main pathogen of Fusarium Head Blight (FHB), a worldwide plant disease and one of the major wheat diseases in China. The control of the FHB is mainly dependent on the application of DMIs fungicides. Fungal sterol 14α-demethylase enzymes (CYP51) are the main target for DMIs fungicides. In order to investigate the binding mechanism between azoles and CYP51B in F.graminearum, the molecular modeling study and biological evaluation were performed. RESULTS: Firstly, the homology model based on the crystal structure of Aspergillus fumigatus was built...
July 18, 2017: Pest Management Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28703042/genome-wide-association-mapping-of-fusarium-head-blight-resistance-in-spring-wheat-lines-developed-in-the-pacific-northwest-and-cimmyt
#9
Rui Wang, Jianli Chen, James A Anderson, Junli Zhang, Weidong Zhao, Justin Wheeler, Natalie Klassen, Deven R See, Yanhong Dong
Fusarium head blight is a destructive disease of wheat in humid and semi-humid areas of the world. It has emerged in the Pacific Northwest (PNW) in recent years because of changing climate and crop rotation practices. Our objectives in the present study were to identify and characterize QTL associated with FHB resistance in spring wheat lines developed in the PNW and the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT). A total of 170 spring wheat lines were evaluated in field and greenhouse trials in 2015 and 2016...
July 13, 2017: Phytopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698485/dynamic-fumonisin-b%C3%A2-production-by-aspergillus-niger-intented-used-in-food-industry-in-china
#10
Xiaomin Han, Hongru Jiang, Jin Xu, Jing Zhang, Fengqin Li
There are a total of 30 strains including 27 strains of Aspergillus niger intended used in Chinese food industry, two strains used as control and one strain isolated from corn for fumonisin (FB) production on 3 media. It was found that FB₂ production by A. niger was function-dependent and highly related to culture media, as well as incubation time. All strains studied were unable to produce FB₁ and FB₃. Almost all strains were found to produce FB₂ on corn, rice and wheat bran. Based on their intended use in the food industry, the higher level of FB₂ producers were strains used for saccharifying enzyme (n = 13) production, followed by organic acid (n = 6), tannase (n = 7) and β-galactosidase (n = 1) production, with the FB₂ mean level of 3553-10,270 μg/kg, 1059-12,036 μg/kg, 3-7 μg/kg and 2-4 μg/kg on corn, 5455-9241 μg/kg, 559-2190 μg/kg, 4-9 μg/kg and 6-10 μg/kg on rice, 5959-7709 μg/kg, 9491-17,339 μg/kg, 8-14 μg/kg and 120-222 μg/kg on wheat bran, respectively...
July 9, 2017: Toxins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690182/functional-characterization-of-a-soluble-nadph-cytochrome-p450-reductase-from-fusarium-graminearum
#11
Thomas Etzerodt, Karl Wetterhorn, Giuseppe Dionisio, Ivan Rayment
Fusarium head blight is a devastating disease in wheat caused by some fungal pathogens of the Fusarium genus mainly F. graminearum, due to accumulation of toxic trichothecenes. Most of the trichothecene biosynthetic pathway has been mapped, although some proteins of the pathway remain uncharacterized, including an NADPH-cytochrome P450 reductase. We subcloned a F. graminearum cytochrome P450 reductase that might be involved in the trichothecene biosynthesis. It was expressed heterologously in E. coli as N-terminal truncated form with an octahistidine tag for purification...
October 2017: Protein Expression and Purification
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687998/effects-of-low-to-moderate-levels-of-deoxynivalenol-on-feed-and-water-intake-weight-gain-and-slaughtering-traits-of-broiler-chickens
#12
A Lucke, B Doupovec, P Paulsen, Q Zebeli, J Böhm
The aim of the study was to evaluate the effects of low to moderate oral exposure to the Fusarium toxin deoxynivalenol (DON; derived from culture material) on performance, water intake, and carcass parameters of broilers during early and late developmental phases. A total of 160 Ross 308 broilers were randomly allocated to four different feeding groups (n = 40/group) including 0 (control), 2.5, 5, and 10 mg DON/kg wheat-soybean meal-based feed. Three consecutive replicates of the experiment were performed...
July 7, 2017: Mycotoxin Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676631/rna-editing-of-the-amd1-gene-is-important-for-ascus-maturation-and-ascospore-discharge-in-fusarium-graminearum
#13
Shulin Cao, Yi He, Chaofeng Hao, Yan Xu, Hongchang Zhang, Chenfang Wang, Huiquan Liu, Jin-Rong Xu
Ascospores are the primary inoculum in the wheat scab fungus Fusarium graminearum that was recently shown to have sexual stage-specific A-to-I RNA editing. One of the genes with premature-stop-codons requiring A-to-I editing to encode full-length functional proteins is AMD1 that encodes a protein with a major facilitator superfamily (MFS) domain. Here, we characterized the functions of AMD1 and its UAG to UGG editing event. The amd1 deletion mutant was normal in growth and conidiation but defective in ascospore discharge due to the premature breakdown of its ascus wall in older perithecia, which is consistent with the specific expression of AMD1 at later stages of sexual development...
July 4, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665481/the-pkr-regulatory-subunit-of-pka-is-involved-in-regulating-growth-sexual-and-asexual-development-and-pathogenesis-in-fusarium-graminearum
#14
Chaoqun Li, Yonghui Zhang, Huan Wang, Lingfeng Chen, Ju Zhang, Manli Sun, Jin-Rong Xu, Chenfang Wang
Fusarium graminearum is a causal agent of the wheat scab disease and a producer of deoxynivalenol (DON) mycotoxins. Treatment with exogenous cAMP increased its DON production. To better understand the role of the cAMP-PKA pathway in F. graminearum, in this study we functionally characterized the PKR gene encoding the regulatory subunit of PKA. Mutants deleted of PKR were viable but had severe defects in growth, conidiation, and plant infection. The pkr mutant produced compact colonies with shorter aerial hyphae that were increased in the number of nuclei in hyphal compartments...
June 30, 2017: Molecular Plant Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28664519/poly-%C3%AE-glutamic-acid-productivity-of-bacillus-subtilis-bse1-has-positive-function-in-motility-and-biocontrol-against-fusarium-graminearum
#15
Luyao Wang, Ning Wang, Dandan Mi, Yuming Luo, Jianhua Guo
In this study, we investigate the relationship between γ-PGA productivity and biocontrol capacity of Bacillus subtilis BsE1; one bacterial isolate displayed 62.14% biocontrol efficacy against Fusarium root rot. The γ-PGA yield assay, motility assay, wheat root colonization assay, and biological control assay were analysed in different γ-PGA yield mutants of BsE1. The pgsB (PGA-synthase-CapB gene) deleted mutant of BsE1 reduced γ-PGA yield and exhibited apparent decline of in vitro motile ability. Deletion of pgsB impaired colonizing capacity of BsE1 on wheat root in 30 days, also lowered biocontrol efficacies from 62...
July 2017: Journal of Microbiology / the Microbiological Society of Korea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28656363/cytogenetic-mapping-of-a-major-locus-for-resistance-to-fusarium-head-blight-and-crown-rot-of-wheat-on-thinopyrum-elongatum-7el-and-its-pyramiding-with-valuable-genes-from-a-th-ponticum-homoeologous-arm-onto-bread-wheat-7dl
#16
Carla Ceoloni, Paola Forte, Ljiljana Kuzmanović, Silvio Tundo, Ilaria Moscetti, Pasquale De Vita, Maria Elena Virili, Renato D'Ovidio
A major locus for resistance to different Fusarium diseases was mapped to the most distal end of Th. elongatum 7EL and pyramided with Th. ponticum beneficial genes onto wheat 7DL. Perennial Triticeae species of the Thinopyrum genus are among the richest sources of valuable genes/QTL for wheat improvement. One notable and yet unexploited attribute is the exceptionally effective resistance to a major wheat disease worldwide, Fusarium head blight, associated with the long arm of Thinopyrum elongatum chromosome 7E (7EL)...
June 27, 2017: TAG. Theoretical and Applied Genetics. Theoretische und Angewandte Genetik
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654215/the-fgsrp1-sr-protein-gene-is-important-for-plant-infection-and-pre-mrna-processing-in-fusarium-graminearum
#17
Yimei Zhang, Xuli Gao, Manli Sun, Huiquan Liu, Jin-Rong Xu
The versatile functions of SR (serine/arginine-rich) proteins in pre-mRNA splicing and processing are modulated by reversible phosphorylation. Previous studies showed that FgPrp4, the only protein kinase among spliceosome components, is important for intron splicing and the FgSrp1 SR protein is phosphorylated at five conserved sites in Fusarium graminearum. In this study, we showed that the Fgsrp1 deletion mutant rarely produced conidia and caused only limited symptoms on wheat heads and corn silks. Deletion of FgSRP1 also reduced ascospore ejection and deoxynivalenol (DON) production...
June 27, 2017: Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647118/screening-of-wheat-endophytes-as-biological-control-agents-against-fusarium-head-blight-using-two-different-in-vitro-tests
#18
Morgane Comby, Marie Gacoin, Mathilde Robineau, Fanja Rabenoelina, Sébastien Ptas, Joëlle Dupont, Camille Profizi, Fabienne Baillieul
In order to find biological control agents (BCAs) for the management of Fusarium head blight (FHB), a major disease on wheat crops worldwide, 86 microorganisms isolated from inner tissues of wheat plants were discriminated for their ability to inhibit the growth of Fusarium graminearum and Fusarium culmorum by in vitro dual culture assays. A group of 22 strains appeared very effective to inhibit F. graminearum (inhibition of 30-51%) and they were also globally effective in controlling F. culmorum (inhibition of 15-53%)...
September 2017: Microbiological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643581/a-white-paper-on-global-wheat-health-based-on-scenario-development-and-analysis
#19
Serge Savary, Annika Djurle, Jonathan Yuen, Andrea Ficke, Vittorio Rossi, Paul Esker, Jose M Fernandes, Emerson Del Ponte, Jatindra Kumar, Laurence V Madden, Pierce A Paul, Neil McRoberts, Pawan Kumar Singh, Laurent Huber, Claude Pope de Vallavieille, Sébastien Saint-Jean, Laetitia Willocquet
Scenario analysis constitutes a useful approach to synthesize knowledge and derive hypotheses in the case of complex systems which are documented with mainly qualitative or very diverse information. In this article, a framework for scenario analysis is designed and then, applied to global wheat health within a timeframe from today to 2050. Scenario analysis entails the choice of settings, the definition of scenarios of change, and the analysis of outcomes of these scenarios in the chosen settings. Three idealized agrosystems, representing a large fraction of the global diversity of wheat-based agrosystems, are considered, which represent the settings of the analysis...
June 23, 2017: Phytopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633506/role-of-glucagon-like-peptide-1and-gastric-inhibitory-peptide-in-anorexia-induction-following-oral-exposure-to-the-trichothecene-mycotoxin-deoxynivalenol-vomitoxin
#20
Hui Jia, Wen-Da Wu, Xi Lu, Jie Zhang, Cheng-Hua He, Hai-Bin Zhang
Deoxynivalenol (DON), which is a Type B trichothecene mycotoxin produced by Fusarium, frequently contaminates cereal staples, such as wheat, barley and corn. DON threatens animal and human health by suppressing food intake and impairing growth. While anorexia induction in mice exposed to DON has been linked to the elevation of the satiety hormones cholecystokinin (CCK) and peptide YY3-36(PYY3-36) in plasma, the effects of DON on the release of other satiety hormones, such as glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) and gastric inhibitory peptide (GIP), have not been established...
June 19, 2017: Toxicological Sciences: An Official Journal of the Society of Toxicology
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