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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208089/low-dose-toxicity-of-biogenic-silver-nanoparticles-fabricated-by-swertia-chirata-on-root-tips-and-flower-buds-of-allium-cepa
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Nirlipta Saha, S Dutta Gupta
Chemically synthesized silver nanoparticles (chem-AgNPs) have been assessed extensively to show adverse effects on plant cells but the role of biologically synthesized nanoparticles (bio-AgNPs) at lower concentrations and their toxicological impact on plant cells have not been sufficiently studied. In this study, bio-AgNPs were prepared using aqueous leaf extracts of Swertia chirata. This AgNPs showed absorption peak at 440nm of the visible spectrum. TEM analysis revealed that the average size of AgNPs were 20nm and mainly spherical in shape...
February 9, 2017: Journal of Hazardous Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207822/identification-classification-and-transcription-profiles-of-the-b-type-response-regulator-family-in-pear
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Junbei Ni, Songling Bai, Ling Gao, Minjie Qian, Linbing Zhong, Yuanwen Teng
Type-B response regulators (B-RRs) are transcription factors that function in the final step of two-component signaling systems. In model plants, B-RRs have been shown to play important roles in cytokinin signal transduction. However, the functions of B-RRs in pear have not been well studied. In this report, we conducted a genome-wide analysis and identified 11 putative genes encoding B-PpRR proteins based on the published genome sequence of Pyrus bretschneideri. A phylogenetic tree of the B-PpRR family was constructed, and the motif distribution, chromosome localization, and gene structure of B-PpRR family genes were determined...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197167/vviaprt3-and-vvifsex-two-genes-involved-in-sex-specification-able-to-distinguish-different-flower-types-in-vitis
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João L Coito, Miguel J N Ramos, Jorge Cunha, Helena G Silva, Sara Amâncio, Maria M R Costa, Margarida Rocheta
Vitis vinifera vinifera is a hermaphrodite subspecies, while its ancestor, Vitis vinifera sylvestris, is dioecious. We have identified two genes that together allow the discrimination between male, female and hermaphrodite Vitis plants. The sex locus region on chromosome 2 was screened resulting in the discovery of a new gene, VviFSEX. The same screening revealed another gene, VviAPRT3, located in the sex region, that be used as a sex marker. Both genes are good candidates to be involved in flower sex differentiation in grapevine...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194966/what-makes-telomeres-unique
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Adam Kazimierz Sieradzan, Pawel Krupa, David J Wales
Telomeres are repetitive nucleotide sequences, which are essential for protecting the termini of chromosomes. Thousands of such repetitions are necessary to maintain the stability of the whole chromosome. Several similar repeated telomeric sequences have been found in different species, but why has nature chosen them? What features do telomeres have in common? In this article we study the physical properties of human-like (TTAGGG), plant (TTTAGG), insect (TTAGG) and candida guilermondi (GGTGTAC) telomeres in comparison with seven, control, non-telomeric sequences...
February 14, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188333/use-of-modern-tomato-breeding-germplasm-for-deciphering-the-genetic-control-of-agronomical-traits-by-genome-wide-association-study
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Guillaume Bauchet, Stéphane Grenier, Nicolas Samson, Julien Bonnet, Laurent Grivet, Mathilde Causse
A panel of 300 tomato accessions including breeding materials was built and characterized with >11,000 SNP. A population structure in six subgroups was identified. Strong heterogeneity in linkage disequilibrium and recombination landscape among groups and chromosomes was shown. GWAS identified several associations for fruit weight, earliness and plant growth. Genome-wide association studies (GWAS) have become a method of choice in quantitative trait dissection. First limited to highly polymorphic and outcrossing species, it is now applied in horticultural crops, notably in tomato...
February 10, 2017: TAG. Theoretical and Applied Genetics. Theoretische und Angewandte Genetik
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187145/a-new-sythetic-hybrid-a1d5-between-gossypium-herbaceum-and-g-raimondii-and-its-morphological-cytogenetic-molecular-characterization
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Yuxiang Wu, Di Chen, Shuijin Zhu, Lufei Zhang, Lingjiao Li
The diploid species G. herbaceum (A1) and G. raimondii (D5) are the progenitors of allotetraploid cotton, respectively. However, hybrids between G. herbaceum and G. raimondii haven't been reported. In the present study, hybridization between G. herbaceum and G. raimondii was explored. Morphological, cytogenetic and molecular analyses were used to assess the hybridity. The interspecific hybrid plants were successfully obtained. Most of the morphological characteristics of the hybrids were intermediate between G...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187139/complete-genome-analysis-of-serratia-marcescens-rsc-14-a-plant-growth-promoting-bacterium-that-alleviates-cadmium-stress-in-host-plants
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Abdur Rahim Khan, Gun-Seok Park, Sajjad Asaf, Sung-Jun Hong, Byung Kwon Jung, Jae-Ho Shin
Serratia marcescens RSC-14 is a Gram-negative bacterium that was previously isolated from the surface-sterilized roots of the Cd-hyperaccumulator Solanum nigrum. The strain stimulates plant growth and alleviates Cd stress in host plants. To investigate the genetic basis for these traits, the complete genome of RSC-14 was obtained by single-molecule real-time sequencing. The genome of S. marcescens RSC-14 comprised a 5.12-Mbp-long circular chromosome containing 4,593 predicted protein-coding genes, 22 rRNA genes, 88 tRNA genes, and 41 pseudogenes...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185941/expression-map-of-a-complete-set-of-gustatory-receptor-genes-in-chemosensory-organs-of-bombyx-mori
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Huizhen Guo, Tingcai Cheng, Zhiwei Chen, Liang Jiang, Youbing Guo, Jianqiu Liu, Shenglong Li, Kiyoko Taniai, Kiyoshi Asaoka, Keiko Kadono-Okuda, Kallare P Arunkumar, Jiaqi Wu, Hirohisa Kishino, Huijie Zhang, Rakesh K Seth, Karumathil P Gopinathan, Nicolas Montagné, Emmanuelle Jacquin-Joly, Marian R Goldsmith, Qingyou Xia, Kazuei Mita
Most lepidopteran species are herbivores, and interaction with host plants affects their gene expression and behavior as well as their genome evolution. Gustatory receptors (Grs) are expected to mediate host plant selection, feeding, oviposition and courtship behavior. However, due to their high diversity, sequence divergence and extremely low level of expression it has been difficult to identify precisely a complete set of Grs in Lepidoptera. By manual annotation and BAC sequencing, we improved annotation of 43 gene sequences compared with previously reported Grs in the most studied lepidopteran model, the silkworm, Bombyx mori, and identified 7 new tandem copies of BmGr30 on chromosome 7, bringing the total number of BmGrs to 76...
February 6, 2017: Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183772/complete-genome-sequence-of-bradyrhizobium-japonicum-j5-isolated-from-a-soybean-nodule-in-hokkaido-japan
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Kazuma Kanehara, Kiwamu Minamisawa
Soybean bradyrhizobia form root nodules on soybean plants and symbiotically fix N2 Strain J5 is phylogenetically far from well-known representatives within the Bradyrhizobium japonicum linage. The complete genome showed the largest single chromosomal (10.1 Mb) and symbiosis island (998 kb) among complete genomes of soybean bradyrhizobia.
February 9, 2017: Genome Announcements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183058/in%C3%A2-vitro-and-in%C3%A2-vivo-investigation-of-the-genotoxic-potential-of-waters-from-rivers-under-the-influence-of-a-petroleum-refinery-s%C3%A3-o-paulo-state-brazil
#10
Raquel Vaz Hara, Maria Aparecida Marin-Morales
In recent years concern about the chemical composition of wastewater generated by the oil refining industry has increased, even after its treatment. These wastewaters contain substances that can harm both the entire aquatic ecosystem and the health of any exposed organisms. The aim of this study was to evaluate the genotoxic and mutagenic potentials of the effluent generated by the largest Brazilian petroleum refinery, the effectiveness of the treatments used by the refinery, and whether its effluent can compromise the water quality of the river where it is discarded...
January 31, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182966/characterization-of-a-small-gtp-binding-protein-gene-tarab18-from-wheat-involved-in-the-stripe-rust-resistance
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Zhengning Jiang, Hui Wang, Guoqin Zhang, Renhui Zhao, Tongde Bie, Ruiqi Zhang, Derong Gao, Liping Xing, Aizhong Cao
The stripe rust resistance gene, Yr26, is commonly used in wheat production. Identification of Yr26 resistance related genes is important for better understanding of the resistance mechanism. TaRab18, a putative small GTP-binding protein, was screened as a resistance regulated gene as it showed differential expression between the Yr26-containing resistant wheat and the susceptible wheat at different time points after Pst inoculation. TaRab18 contains four typical domains (GI to GIV) of the small GTP-binding proteins superfamily and five domains (RabF1 to RabF5) specific to the Rab subfamily...
January 30, 2017: Plant Physiology and Biochemistry: PPB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182313/h3k23me1-is-an-evolutionary-conserved-histone-modification-associated-with-cg-dna-methylation-in-arabidopsis
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Minerva S Trejo-Arellano, Walid Mahrez, Miyuki Nakamura, Jordi Moreno-Romero, Paolo Nanni, Claudia Köhler, Lars Hennig
Amino-terminal tails of histones are targets for diverse post-translational modifications whose combinatorial action may constitute a code that will be read and interpreted by cellular proteins to define particular transcriptional states. Here, we describe monomethylation of histone H3 lysine 23 (H3K23me1) as a histone modification not previously described in plants. H3K23me1 is an evolutionary conserved mark in diverse flowering plant species. Chromatin immunoprecipitation followed by high-throughput sequencing in Arabidopsis thaliana showed that H3K23me1 was highly enriched in pericentromeric regions and depleted from chromosome arms...
February 9, 2017: Plant Journal: for Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28180085/de-novo-transcriptome-assembly-of-heavy-metal-tolerant-silene-dioica
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Radim Cegan, Vojtech Hudzieczek, Roman Hobza
Silene dioica is a dioecious plant of the family Caryophyllaceae. In the present study, we used Illumina sequencing technology (MiSeq) to sequence, de novo assembly and annotate the transcriptomes of male and female copper tolerant S. dioica individuals. We sequenced the normalized mRNA of roots, shoots, flower buds and flowers for each sex. Raw reads of the transcriptome assembly project for S. dioica male and female individual have been deposited in NCBI's Sequence Read Archive (SRA) database with the accession number SRP094611...
March 2017: Genomics Data
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178932/variability-among-cucurbitaceae-species-melon-cucumber-and-watermelon-in-a-genomic-region-containing-a-cluster-of-nbs-lrr-genes
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Jordi Morata, Pere Puigdomènech
BACKGROUND: Cucurbitaceae species contain a significantly lower number of genes coding for proteins with similarity to plant resistance genes belonging to the NBS-LRR family than other plant species of similar genome size. A large proportion of these genes are organized in clusters that appear to be hotspots of variability. The genomes of the Cucurbitaceae species measured until now are intermediate in size (between 350 and 450 Mb) and they apparently have not undergone any genome duplications beside those at the origin of eudicots...
February 8, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177840/molecular-cytogenetics-identification-of-a-wheat-leymus-mollis-double-disomic-addition-line-with-stripe-rust-resistance
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Aicen Zhang, Wanyue Li, Changyou Wang, Xiaofei Yang, Chunhuan Chen, Chen Zhu, Nana Peng, Zengrong Tian, Yajuan Wang, Hong Zhang, Xinlun Liu, Wanquan Ji
Leymus mollis (Trin.) Pilger (2n = 4x = 28, NsNsXmXm) possesses a number of valuable genes against biotic and abiotic stress, which could be transferred into common wheat background for wheat improvement. In the present study, we determined the karyotypic constitution of a wheat-L. mollis double disomic addition line M11003-4-4-1-1 selected from the F5 progeny of a stable wheat-L. mollis derivative M39 (2n = 56) × Triticum aestivum cv. 7182, by morphological and cytogenetic identification, GISH (genomic in situ hybridization), FISH (fluorescent in situ hybridization), molecular markers analysis and stripe rust resistance evaluation...
November 23, 2016: Genome Génome / Conseil National de Recherches Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177828/isolation-and-characterization-of-a-novel-pollen-specific-promoter-in-maize%C3%AF-i-zea-mays-l-i-%C3%AF
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He Wang, Mingxia Fan, Guohong Wang, Chunyu Zhang, Lei Shi, Zhengyi Wei, Wenjuan Ma, Jing Chang, Senxin Huang, Feng Lin
<i>ZmSTK2_USP</i>, located on the long arm of chromosome 4, belongs to the serine/threonine kinase gene in maize. The sequence analysis of 2,100 bp upstream from the start codon ATG has shown that it contains <i>cis</i>-element motifs and two types of anther/pollen-specific promoter elements (GTGA and AGAAA), suggesting that it is the pollen-specific promoter. To investigate the function of <i>ZmSTK2_USP</i> promoter, the GUS gene fusion system was employed. In pro<i>ZmSTK2_USP-GUS</i> genetically modified plants, GUS activity was detected in mature pollen grains and pollen tubes but not found in other floral and vegetable tissues...
January 4, 2017: Genome Génome / Conseil National de Recherches Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174587/integrating-small-rna-sequencing-with-qtl-mapping-for-identification-of-mirnas-and-their-target-genes-associated-with-heat-tolerance-at-the-flowering-stage-in-rice
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Qing Liu, Tifeng Yang, Ting Yu, Shaohong Zhang, Xingxue Mao, Junliang Zhao, Xiaofei Wang, Jingfang Dong, Bin Liu
Although, microRNAs (miRNAs) have been reported to be associated with heat tolerance at the seedling stage in rice, their involvement in heat tolerance at the flowering stage is still unknown. In this study, small RNA profiling was conducted in a heat-tolerant variety Gan-Xiang-Nuo (GXN) and a heat-sensitive variety Hua-Jing-Xian-74 (HJX), respectively. Totally, 102 miRNAs were differentially expressed (DE) under heat stress. Compared to HJX, GXN had more DE miRNAs and its DE miRNAs changed earlier under heat stress...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174569/identification-and-whole-genome-sequencing-of-the-first-case-of-kosakonia-radicincitans-causing-a-human-bloodstream-infection
#18
Micah D Bhatti, Awdhesh Kalia, Pranoti Sahasrabhojane, Jiwoong Kim, David E Greenberg, Samuel A Shelburne
The taxonomy of Enterobacter species is rapidly changing. Herein we report a bloodstream infection isolate originally identified as Enterobacter cloacae by Vitek2 methodology that we found to be Kosakonia radicincitans using genetic means. Comparative whole genome sequencing of our isolate and other published Kosakonia genomes revealed these organisms lack the AmpC β-lactamase present on the chromosome of Enterobacter sp. A fimbriae operon primarily found in Escherichia coli O157:H7 isolates was present in our organism and other available K...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168408/ssr-enriched-genetic-linkage-maps-of-bermudagrass-cynodon-dactylon%C3%A2-%C3%A3-%C3%A2-transvaalensis-and-their-comparison-with-allied-plant-genomes
#19
Sameer Khanal, Changsoo Kim, Susan A Auckland, Lisa K Rainville, Jeevan Adhikari, Brian M Schwartz, Andrew H Paterson
We report SSR-enriched genetic maps of bermudagrass that: (1) reveal partial residual polysomic inheritance in the tetraploid species, and (2) provide insights into the evolution of chloridoid genomes. This study describes genetic linkage maps of two bermudagrass species, Cynodon dactylon (T89) and Cynodon transvaalensis (T574), that integrate heterologous microsatellite markers from sugarcane into frameworks built with single-dose restriction fragments (SDRFs). A maximum likelihood approach was used to construct two separate parental maps from a population of 110 F1 progeny of a cross between the two parents...
February 6, 2017: TAG. Theoretical and Applied Genetics. Theoretische und Angewandte Genetik
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167041/phenotypic-characterization-and-genetic-dissection-of-nine-agronomic-traits-in-tokachi-nagaha-and-its-derived-cultivars-in-soybean-glycine-max-l-merr
#20
Zhangxiong Liu, Huihui Li, Xuhong Fan, Wen Huang, Jiyu Yang, Zixiang Wen, Yinghui Li, Rongxia Guan, Yong Guo, Ruzhen Chang, Dechun Wang, Pengyin Chen, Shuming Wang, Li-Juan Qiu
By using the soybean founder parent Tokachi nagaha and its 137 derived cultivars as materials, a genome-wide association analysis was performed to identify the single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) underlying soybean yield and quality related traits at two planting densities. Results of ANOVA showed that genotype, environment, and genotype by environment interaction effects were all significant for each trait. The Tokachi nagaha-derived soybean population could be divided into two subpopulations based on molecular data, and accessions in each subpopulation were almost all from the same Chinese province...
March 2017: Plant Science: An International Journal of Experimental Plant Biology
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