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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441590/screening-arabidopsis-mutants-in-genes-useful-for-phytoremediation
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María Sanz-Fernández, María Rodríguez-Serrano, Ana Sevilla-Perea, Liliana Pena, M Dolores Mingorance, Luisa M Sandalio, María C Romero-Puertas
Emissions of heavy metals have risen over the past 200 years and significantly exceed those from natural sources. Phytoremediation strategies may be able to recover soil productivity in self-sustaining ecosystems; however, our knowledge of the molecular mechanisms involved in plant heavy-metal perception and signalling is scarce. The aim of this study was to assemble a "molecular tool box" of genes useful for phytoremediation. To identify mutants with different heavy-metal-tolerance, we first selected a medium from mixtures containing three metals based on their presence in two Spanish mining areas and then screened about 7000 lines of Arabidopsis T-DNA mutants and found 74 lines more resistant and 56 more susceptible than the wild type (WT)...
April 7, 2017: Journal of Hazardous Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441523/carbohydrates-and-gibberellins-relationship-in-potato-tuberization
#2
Hana Ševčíková, Petra Mašková, Danuše Tarkowská, Tomáš Mašek, Helena Lipavská
Potato represents the third most important crop worldwide and therefore to understand regulations of tuber onset is crucial from both theoretical and practical points of view. Photosynthesis and related carbohydrate status along with phytohormone balance belong to the essential factors in regulation of plant development including storage organ formation. In our work we used potato (Solanum tuberosum) cv. Lada and its spontaneously tuberizing mutant (ST plants) grown in vitro under low carbohydrate availability (non-inductive conditions)...
April 8, 2017: Journal of Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440881/overexpression-of-a-type-i-isopentenyl-pyrophosphate-isomerase-of-artemisia-annua-in-the-cytosol-leads-to-high-arteannuin-b-production-and-artemisinin-increase
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Dongming Ma, Gui Li, Fatima Alejos-Gonzalez, Yue Zhu, Zhen Xue, Aimin Wang, Hui Zhang, Xing Li, Hechun Ye, Hong Wang, Benye Liu, De-Yu Xie
We recently characterized a gene-terpene network that is associated with artemisinin biosynthesis in self-pollinated (SP) Artemisia annua, an effective antimalarial plant. We hypothesize that an alteration of gene expression in the network may improve the production of artemisinin and its precursors. In this study, we cloned an isopentenyl pyrophosphate isomerase (IPPI) cDNA, AaIPPI1, from Artemisia annua (Aa). The full-length cDNA encodes a type I IPPI containing a plastid transit peptide (PTP) at its amino terminus...
April 25, 2017: Plant Journal: for Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440700/selection-and-assessment-of-plant-growth-promoting-rhizobacteria-pgpr-for-biological-control-of-multiple-plant-diseases
#4
Ke Liu, Molli Newman, John A McInroy, Chia-Hui Hu, Joseph W Kloepper
A study was designed to screen individual strains of plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR) for broad-spectrum disease suppression in vitro and in planta. In a preliminary screen, 28 of 196 strains inhibited eight different tested pathogens in vitro. In a secondary screen, these 28 strains showed broad spectrum antagonistic activity to six different genera of pathogens, and 24 of the 28 strains produced five traits reported to be related to plant growth promotion, including nitrogen fixation, phosphate solubilization, indole-3-acetic acid (IAA) production, siderophore production, and biofilm formation...
April 25, 2017: Phytopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440628/edaphic-conditions-regulate-denitrification-directly-and-indirectly-by-altering-denitrifier-abundance-in-wetlands-along-the-han-river-china
#5
Ziqian Xiong, Laodong Guo, Quanfa Zhang, Guihua Liu, Wenzhi Liu
Riparian wetlands play a critical role in retaining nitrogen (N) from upland runoff and improving river water quality, mainly through biological processes such as soil denitrification. However, the relative contribution of abiotic and biotic factors to riparian denitrification capacity remains elusive. Here we report the spatio-temporal dynamics of potential and unamended soil denitrification rates in 20 wetlands along the Han River, an important water source in central China. We also quantified the abundance of soil denitrifying microorganisms using nirK and nirS genes...
April 25, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440569/toxicity-of-silver-nanoparticles-to-arabidopsis-inhibition-of-root-gravitropism-by-interfering-with-auxin-pathway
#6
Juzhi Sun, Likai Wang, Shuang Li, Liyan Yin, Jin Huang, Chunli Chen
Impacts of polyvinylpyrrolidine-coated silver nanoparticles (PVP-AgNPs) on root gravitropism in Arabidopsis thaliana were investigated at physiological, cellular and molecular level. Our results showed that AgNPs were taken up by the root and primarily localized at the cell wall and intercellular spaces. The root gravitropism was inhibited by exposure to AgNPs, and the inhibitions in root gravitropism caused by exposure to AgNPs exhibited a dose-response relationship. Auxin accumulation was reduced in the root tips due to exposure to AgNPs...
April 25, 2017: Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440563/the-sumo-e3-ligase-mdsiz1-promotes-anthocyanin-accumulation-by-sumoylating-mdmyb1-under-low-temperature-conditions-in-apple
#7
Li-Jie Zhou, Yuan-Yuan Li, Rui-Fen Zhang, Chun-Ling Zhang, Xing-Bin Xie, Cheng Zhao, Yu-Jin Hao
MdMYB1 acts as a crucial component of the MYB-bHLH-WD40 (MBW) complex to regulate anthocyanin biosynthesis in red-skinned apples (Malus domestica), but little is known about its posttranslational regulation. Here, a SUMO E3 ligase MdSIZ1 was screened out as an MdMYB1-interacting protein with a yeast two-hybridization approach. The interaction between MdSIZ1 and MdMYB1 was further verified with pull-down and CoIP assays. Furthermore, it was found that MdSIZ1 directly sumoylated MdMYB1 proteins in vivo and in vitro, especially under moderately low temperature (17 °C) conditions, and that this sumoylation was required for MdMYB1 protein stability...
April 25, 2017: Plant, Cell & Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439871/application-of-chemical-genomics-to-plant-bacteria-communication-a-high-throughput-system-to-identify-novel-molecules-modulating-the-induction-of-bacterial-virulence-genes-by-plant-signals
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Elodie Vandelle, Maria Rita Puttilli, Andrea Chini, Giulia Devescovi, Vittorio Venturi, Annalisa Polverari
The life cycle of bacterial phytopathogens consists of a benign epiphytic phase, during which the bacteria grow in the soil or on the plant surface, and a virulent endophytic phase involving the penetration of host defenses and the colonization of plant tissues. Innovative strategies are urgently required to integrate copper treatments that control the epiphytic phase with complementary tools that control the virulent endophytic phase, thus reducing the quantity of chemicals applied to economically and ecologically acceptable levels...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439865/identification-of-protein-dna-interactions-using-enhanced-yeast-one-hybrid-assays-and-a-semiautomated-approach
#9
Allison Gaudinier, Michelle Tang, Anne-Maarit Bågman, Siobhan M Brady
Yeast one-hybrid assays are an in vitro gene-centered approach to map transcription factor-DNA interactions. Here we describe this method and adaptations to screen for interactions between plant transcriptional regulators and their targets. Of particular note, the use of yeast one-hybrid assays fills in an important gap in available methodologies. When one is interested in a specific biological process of interest, the yeast one-hybrid assay is the only method that allows researchers to identify upstream regulators of the biological process of interest...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439864/long-term-confocal-imaging-of-arabidopsis-thaliana-roots-for-simultaneous-quantification-of-root-growth-and-fluorescent-signals
#10
Delyana Stoeva, Christian Göschl, Bruce Corliss, Wolfgang Busch
Observing cellular and molecular processes in living organisms is key for understanding many important biological processes. Confocal microscopy is excellently suited for this as it enables the observation of molecules and cells in tissue layers of living organisms in three dimensions over time. However, in continuously growing organs, such as plant roots, observations over extended time spans become difficult as the specimen quickly grows out the field of view. Here, we provide a protocol that allows for the acquisition of confocal microscope time-lapse images of root tips spanning many hours, as the growing root tip is tracked and the microscopy is automatized to change the position of the stage...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439863/large-scale-phenotyping-of-root-traits-in-the-model-legume-lotus-japonicus
#11
Marco Giovannetti, Anna Małolepszy, Christian Göschl, Wolfgang Busch
Plants are sessile organisms that can tune their body architecture to the environment. This is very pronounced in their root system. In particular, nutrient availability strongly influences the architecture of the root system; depending on the abundance of specific nutrients, root growth rates and lateral root number are modulated. The extent of these effects is important for plant adaptation and has a major impact on plant fitness. However, the assessment of quantitative effects on a scale large enough for identifying genes and variants using quantitative genetics is difficult, and well-developed methods have been largely restricted to the model species Arabidopsis thaliana...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439854/user-guide-for-the-lore1-insertion-mutant-resource
#12
Terry Mun, Anna Małolepszy, Niels Sandal, Jens Stougaard, Stig U Andersen
Lotus japonicus is a model legume used in the study of plant-microbe interactions, especially in the field of biological nitrogen fixation due to its ability to enter into a symbiotic relationship with a soil bacterium, Mesorhizobium loti. The LORE1 mutant population is a valuable resource for reverse genetics in L. japonicus due to its non-transgenic nature, high tagging efficiency, and low copy count. Here, we outline a workflow for identifying, ordering, and establishing homozygous LORE1 mutant lines for a gene of interest, LjFls2, including protocols for growth and genotyping of a segregating LORE1 population...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439853/crispr-cas-mediated-in-planta-gene-targeting
#13
Simon Schiml, Friedrich Fauser, Holger Puchta
The recent emergence of the CRISPR/Cas system has boosted the possibilities for precise genome engineering approaches throughout all kingdoms of life. The most common application for plants is targeted mutagenesis, whereby a Cas9-mediated DNA double-strand break (DSB) is repaired by mutagenic nonhomologous end joining (NHEJ). However, the site-specific alteration of a genomic sequence or integration of a transgene relies on the precise repair by homologous recombination (HR) using a suitable donor sequence: this poses a particular challenge in plants, as NHEJ is the preferred repair mechanism for DSBs in somatic tissue...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439825/small-rna-profiling-by-next-generation-sequencing-using-high-definition-adapters
#14
Martina Billmeier, Ping Xu
Small RNAs (sRNAs) as key regulators of gene expression play fundamental roles in many biological processes. Next-generation sequencing (NGS) has become an important tool for sRNA discovery and profiling. However, NGS data often show bias for or against certain sequences which is mainly caused by adapter oligonucleotides that are ligated to sRNAs more or less efficiently by RNA ligases. In order to reduce ligation bias, High-definition (HD) adapters for the Illumina sequencing platform were developed. However, a large amount of direct 5' and 3' adapter ligation products are often produced when the current commercially available kits are used for cloning with HD adapters...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439740/synthetic-cold-inducible-promoter-enhances-recombinant-protein-accumulation-during-agrobacterium-mediated-transient-expression-in-nicotiana-excelsior-at-chilling-temperatures
#15
I M Gerasymenko, Y V Sheludko
OBJECTIVES: To exploit cold-inducible biochemical processes beneficial for foreign mRNA transcription, translation and storage, as well as protein product stability, during Agrobacterium-mediated transient expression. RESULTS: The efficiency of three different 5'-regulatory sequences to achieve transient expression of the GFP-based reporter gene under chilling conditions (6-8 °C since the 3rd day post inoculation) was compared. We studied the upstream sequences of a cold-inducible Arabidopsis thaliana cor15a gene, the core element of 35S CaMV promoter fused to the TMV omega 5'-UTR, and the synthetic promoter including the 35S core sequence and two binding sites for cold-inducible CBF transcription factors (P_DRE::35S)...
April 24, 2017: Biotechnology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439475/transcriptomic-resources-for-an-endemic-neotropical-plant-lineage-gesneriaceae
#16
Martha L Serrano-Serrano, Anna Marcionetti, Mathieu Perret, Nicolas Salamin
PREMISE OF THE STUDY: Despite the extensive phenotypic variation that characterizes the Gesneriaceae family, there is a lack of genomic resources to investigate the molecular basis of their diversity. We developed and compared the transcriptomes for two species of the Neotropical lineage of the Gesneriaceae. METHODS AND RESULTS: Illumina sequencing and de novo assembly of floral and leaf samples were used to generate multigene sequence data for Sinningia eumorpha and S...
April 2017: Applications in Plant Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439467/floral-pathway-integrator-gene-expression-mediates-gradual-transmission-of-environmental-and-endogenous-cues-to-flowering-time
#17
Aalt D J van Dijk, Jaap Molenaar
The appropriate timing of flowering is crucial for the reproductive success of plants. Hence, intricate genetic networks integrate various environmental and endogenous cues such as temperature or hormonal statues. These signals integrate into a network of floral pathway integrator genes. At a quantitative level, it is currently unclear how the impact of genetic variation in signaling pathways on flowering time is mediated by floral pathway integrator genes. Here, using datasets available from literature, we connect Arabidopsis thaliana flowering time in genetic backgrounds varying in upstream signalling components with the expression levels of floral pathway integrator genes in these genetic backgrounds...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439286/snp-discovery-and-genetic-variation-of-candidate-genes-relevant-to-heat-tolerance-and-agronomic-traits-in-natural-populations-of-sand-rice-agriophyllum-squarrosum
#18
Pengshan Zhao, Jiwei Zhang, Chaoju Qian, Qin Zhou, Xin Zhao, Guoxiong Chen, Xiao-Fei Ma
The extreme stress tolerance and high nutritional value of sand rice (Agriophyllum squarrosum) make it attractive for use as an alternative crop in response to concerns about ongoing climate change and future food security. However, a lack of genetic information hinders understanding of the mechanisms underpinning the morphological and physiological adaptations of sand rice. In the present study, we sequenced and analyzed the transcriptomes of two individuals representing semi-arid [Naiman (NM)] and arid [Shapotou (SPT)] sand rice genotypes...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439284/the-translation-initiation-factor-1a-theif1a-from-tamarix-hispida-is-regulated-by-a-dof-transcription-factor-and-increased-abiotic-stress-tolerance
#19
Guiyan Yang, Lili Yu, Yucheng Wang, Chao Wang, Caiqiu Gao
Eukaryotic translation initiation factor 1A (eIF1A) functions as an mRNA scanner and AUG initiation codon locator. However, few studies have clarified the role of eIF1A in abiotic stress. In this study, we cloned eIF1A (TheIF1A) from Tamarix hispida and found its expression to be induced by NaCl and polyethylene glycol (PEG) in roots, stems, and leaves. Compared to control, TheIF1A root expression was increased 187.63-fold when exposed to NaCl for 6 h, suggesting a potential abiotic stress response for this gene...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439282/overexpression-of-cucumber-phospholipase-d-alpha-gene-cspld%C3%AE-in-tobacco-enhanced-salinity-stress-tolerance-by-regulating-na-k-balance-and-lipid-peroxidation
#20
Tuo Ji, Shuzhen Li, Meili Huang, Qinghua Di, Xiufeng Wang, Min Wei, Qinghua Shi, Yan Li, Biao Gong, Fengjuan Yang
Plant phospholipase D (PLD), which can hydrolyze membrane phospholipids to produce phosphatidic acid (PA), a secondary signaling molecule, has been proposed to function in diverse plant stress responses. In this research, we characterized the roles of the cucumber phospholipase D alpha gene (PLDα, GenBank accession number EF363796) in growth and tolerance to short- and long-term salt stress in transgenic tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum). Fresh and dry weights of roots, PLD activity and content, mitogen activated protein kinase (MAPK) gene expression, Na(+)-K(+) homeostasis, expression of genes encoding ion exchange, reactive oxygen species (ROS) metabolism and osmotic adjustment substances were investigated in wild type (WT) and CsPLDα-overexpression tobacco lines grown under short- and long-term high salt (250 mM) stress...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
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