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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732039/abnormal-meiosis-in-an-intersectional-allotriploid-of-populus-l-and-segregation-of-ploidy-levels-in-2x-%C3%A3-3x-progeny
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Jun Wang, Beibei Huo, Wanting Liu, Daili Li, Ling Liao
Triploid plants are usually highly aborted owing to unbalanced meiotic chromosome segregation, but limited viable gametes can participate in the transition to different ploidy levels. In this study, numerous meiotic abnormalities were found with high frequency in an intersectional allotriploid poplar (Populus alba × P. berolinensis 'Yinzhong'), including univalents, precocious chromosome migration, lagging chromosomes, chromosome bridges, micronuclei, and precocious cytokinesis, indicating high genetic imbalance in this allotriploid...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730413/updating-the-elite-rice-variety-kongyu-131-by-improving-the-gn1a-locus
#2
Xiaomin Feng, Chen Wang, Jianzong Nan, Xiaohui Zhang, Rongsheng Wang, Guoqiang Jiang, Qingbo Yuan, Shaoyang Lin
BACKGROUND: Kongyu 131 is an elite japonica rice variety of Heilongjiang Province, China. It has the characteristics of early maturity, superior quality, high yield, cold tolerance and wide adaptability. However, there is potential to improve the yield of Kongyu 131 because of the relatively few grains per panicle compared with other varieties. Hence, we rebuilt the genome of Kongyu 131 by replacing the GRAIN NUMBER1a (Gn1a) locus with a high-yielding allele from a big panicle indica rice variety, GKBR...
December 2017: Rice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729959/shot-gun-proteome-and-transcriptome-mapping-of-the-jujube-floral-organ-and-identification-of-a-pollen-specific-s-locus-f-box-gene
#3
Ruihong Chen, Guoliang Chen, Jian Huang
The flower is a plant reproductive organ that forms part of the fruit produced as the flowering season ends. While the number and identity of proteins expressed in a jujube (Ziziphus jujuba Mill.) flower is currently unknown, integrative proteomic and transcriptomic analyses provide a systematic strategy of characterizing the floral biology of plants. We conducted a shotgun proteomic analysis on jujube flowers by using a filter-aided sample preparation tryptic digestion, followed by liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS)...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727195/patterns-of-divergence-across-the-geographic-and-genomic-landscape-of-a-butterfly-hybrid-zone-associated-with-a-climatic-gradient
#4
Sean F Ryan, Michael C Fontaine, Mark J Scriber, Michael E Pfrender, Shawn T O'Neil, Jessica J Hellmann
Hybrid zones are a valuable tool for studying the process of speciation and for identifying the genomic regions undergoing divergence and the ecological (extrinsic) and non-ecological (intrinsic) factors involved. Here, we explored the genomic and geographic landscape of divergence in a hybrid zone between Papilio glaucus and Papilio canadensis. Using a genome scan of 28,417 ddRAD SNPs, we identified genomic regions under possible selection and examined their distribution in the context of previously identified candidate genes for ecological adaptations...
July 20, 2017: Molecular Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726721/identification-and-validation-of-new-alleles-of-falsiflora-and-compound-inflorescence-genes-controlling-the-number-of-branches-in-tomato-inflorescence
#5
Huan Zheng, Saneyuki Kawabata
The architecture of inflorescences shows extensive diversity in both branching frequency and flower number, which eventually, determines agricultural productivity. In this study, F₂ (second filial) populations derived from a cross between Solanum lycopersicum 10AS111A (highly-branched inflorescence) and the S. pimpinellifolium PI124039 (inflorescence having a single branch) were used to decipher the genetic control of branch number (BN) of inflorescence in plants bearing small-sized tomato fruits. The segregation ratio of single- and moderately-branched types to the highly-branched type was significantly different from 3:1 but not different from 15:1 at p < 0...
July 20, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725946/validation-and-characterization-of-a-qtl-for-adult-plant-resistance-to-stripe-rust-on-wheat-chromosome-arm-6bs-yr78
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Zhenzhen Dong, Joshua M Hegarty, Junli Zhang, Wenjun Zhang, Shiaoman Chao, Xianming Chen, Yonghong Zhou, Jorge Dubcovsky
This study validated one QTL for adult plant resistance to stripe rust, identified donor lines of the resistance allele, and demonstrated that it is different from previously named Yr genes. The spread of more virulent and aggressive races of Puccinia striiformis f. sp. tritici (Pst, causal pathogen of stripe rust) after the year 2000 has caused substantial yield losses worldwide. To find new sources of resistance, we previously performed a genome-wide association study and identified a strong QTL for adult plant resistance on the short arm of chromosome 6B (QYr...
July 19, 2017: TAG. Theoretical and Applied Genetics. Theoretische und Angewandte Genetik
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724082/prospective-targeted-recombination-and-genetic-gains-for-quantitative-traits-in-maize
#7
Rex Bernardo
Advances in clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats (CRISPR) technology have allowed targeted recombination in specific DNA sequences in yeast (). My objective was to determine if the selection gains from targeted recombination are large enough to warrant the development of targeted recombination technology in plants. Genomewide marker effects for quantitative traits in two maize ( L.) experiments were used to identify targeted recombination points that would maximize the per-chromosome genetic gains in a given cross...
July 2017: Plant Genome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724063/evaluation-of-genetic-diversity-and-host-resistance-to-stem-rust-in-usda-nsgc-durum-wheat-accessions
#8
Shiaoman Chao, Matthew N Rouse, Maricelis Acevedo, Agnes Szabo-Hever, Harold Bockelman, J Michael Bonman, Elias Elias, Daryl Klindworth, Steven Xu
The USDA-ARS National Small Grains Collection (NSGC) maintains germplasm representing global diversity of small grains and their wild relatives. To evaluate the utility of the NSGC durum wheat ( L. ssp. ) accessions, we assessed genetic diversity and linkage disequilibrium (LD) patterns in a durum core subset containing 429 lines with spring growth habit originating from 64 countries worldwide. Genetic diversity estimated using wheat single-nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) markers showed considerable diversity captured in this collection...
July 2017: Plant Genome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719835/silencing-the-tobacco-gene-for-rna-dependent-rna-polymerase-1-and-infection-by-potato-virus-y-cause-remodeling-of-cellular-organelles
#9
Farshad Rakhshandehroo, Saeed Rezaee, Peter Palukaitis
RNA-dependent RNA polymerase 1 (RDR1) has been shown to be involved in DNA methylation, RNA silencing and regulating expression of other genes. RDR1 gene expression is stimulated by infection with potato virus Y° (PVY). Transgenic Nicotiana tabacum plants silenced for RDR1 gene expression showed morphological changes in mesophyll cells, associated with remodeling of the nuclei, chloroplasts and mitochondria. RDR1 silencing led to decreased nuclear size, increased heterochromatin content and aggregation, decreased numbers of chloroplasts, plus changes in shape, internal structures and integrity of chloroplasts and mitochondria...
July 15, 2017: Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715960/histone-methylation-by-set-domain-proteins-in-fungi
#10
Michael Freitag
Histone-modifying enzymes are responsible for regulating transcription, recombination, DNA repair, DNA replication, chromatid cohesion, and chromosome segregation. Fungi are ideally suited for comparative chromatin biology because sequencing of numerous genomes from many clades is coupled to existing rich methodology that allows truly holistic approaches, integrating evolutionary biology with mechanistic molecular biology and ecology, promising applications in medicine or plant pathology. While genome information is rich, mechanistic studies on histone modifications are largely restricted to two yeasts, Saccharomyces cerevisiae and Schizosaccharomyces pombe, and one filamentous fungus, Neurospora crassa-three species that arguably are not representative of this diverse kingdom...
July 17, 2017: Annual Review of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715501/diversity-and-distribution-of-nuclease-bacteriocins-in-bacterial-genomes-revealed-using-hidden-markov-models
#11
Connor Sharp, James Bray, Nicholas G Housden, Martin C J Maiden, Colin Kleanthous
Bacteria exploit an arsenal of antimicrobial peptides and proteins to compete with each other. Three main competition systems have been described: type six secretion systems (T6SS); contact dependent inhibition (CDI); and bacteriocins. Unlike T6SS and CDI systems, bacteriocins do not require contact between bacteria but are diffusible toxins released into the environment. Identified almost a century ago, our understanding of bacteriocin distribution and prevalence in bacterial populations remains poor. In the case of protein bacteriocins, this is because of high levels of sequence diversity and difficulties in distinguishing their killing domains from those of other competition systems...
July 17, 2017: PLoS Computational Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715081/molecular-constraints-on-resistance-tolerance-tradeoffs
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J Miles Mesa, Daniel R Scholes, Jack Juvik, Ken N Paige
Plants have numerous mechanisms to cope with the negative effects of herbivory, including plant resistance, structural and chemical traits that reduce damage, and plant tolerance, the ability to compensate for tissues lost. It has been argued that resistance and tolerance represent alternate strategies and thus there should be a tradeoff between resistance and tolerance. However, resistance and tolerance are controlled via the same molecular pathway, the oxidative pentose phosphate pathway and the process of endoreduplication...
July 17, 2017: Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714319/protective-effect-of-teucrium-polium-on-carbon-tetrachloride-induced-genotoxicity-and-oxidative-stress-in-rats
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Fatma Rahmouni, Mongi Saoudi, Nahed Amri, Abdelfattah El-Feki, Tarek Rebai, Riadh Badraoui
This study aimed to investigate the protective effects of Teucrium polium (TP) on carbon tetrachloride (CCl4) induced spleen, erythrocyte's oxidative stress, and genotoxicity in rats. TP was found to contain large amounts of polyphenols (150 mg GAE/G of dry plant) and flavonoids (60 mg QE/g of quercetin dry plant). The CCl4 (0.5 ml/kg) treated rats exhibited significant reductions in serum vitamin A (VA), vitamin E (VE) and total antioxidant status (TAS). Thiobarbituric acid reactive substances (TBARS) and conjugated dienes (CD) were significantly high in the CCl4 group compared to controls...
July 16, 2017: Archives of Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712931/genome-wide-association-study-reveals-that-the-aquaporin-nip1-1-contributes-to-variation-in-hydrogen-peroxide-sensitivity-in-arabidopsis-thaliana
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Ayan Sadhukhan, Yuriko Kobayashi, Yuki Nakano, Satoshi Iuchi, Masatomo Kobayashi, Lingaraj Sahoo, Hiroyuki Koyama
Hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) is a reactive oxygen species that affects cell signaling in various plant defense responses, and induces programmed cell death. To identify the new components associated with H2O2 signaling and tolerance, we conducted a genome-wide association study (GWAS) on the root growth of 133 Arabidopsis thaliana accessions grown in the presence of toxic H2O2 levels. The most significant SNPs were associated with a cluster of chromosome 4 genes encoding an aquaporin NODULIN 26-LIKE INTRINSIC PROTEIN 1;1 (NIP1;1), an NB-ARC domain-containing disease resistance protein (AT4G19050), and a putative membrane lipoprotein (AT4G19070)...
July 13, 2017: Molecular Plant
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712501/gene-editing-in-polyploid-crops-wheat-camelina-canola-potato-cotton-peanut-sugar-cane-and-citrus
#15
Donald P Weeks
Polyploid crops make up a significant portion of the major food and fiber crops of the world and include wheat, potato, cotton, apple, peanut, citrus, and brassica oilseeds such as rape, canola, and Camelina. The presence of three sets of chromosomes in triploids, four sets in tetraploids, and six sets in hexaploids present significant challenges to conventional plant breeding and, potentially, to efficient use of rapidly emerging gene and genome-editing systems such as zinc finger nucleases, single-stranded oligonucleotides, TALE effector nucleases, and clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats (CRISPR/Cas9)...
2017: Progress in Molecular Biology and Translational Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712493/crispr-cas9-enabled-multiplex-genome-editing-and-its-application
#16
Bastian Minkenberg, Matthew Wheatley, Yinong Yang
The CRISPR/Cas9 system is a prevalent and versatile genome-editing tool of choice for basic and applied biological research. An exchange of a 20-bp spacer sequence in the gRNA can easily reprogram Cas9 to target a different DNA site. By expressing or providing multiple gRNAs, the system also enables multiplex genome editing at high efficiencies. Current approaches for providing multiple gRNAs in vivo include the use of multigene cassettes to express several gRNAs, Csy4-based excision, arrays of crRNAs, ribozyme-flanked gRNAs, tRNA-dependent cleavage of gRNAs, and direct introduction of Cas9 proteins preloaded with different gRNAs...
2017: Progress in Molecular Biology and Translational Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711956/mapping-stripe-rust-resistance-gene-yrzh22-in-chinese-wheat-cultivar-zhoumai-22-by-bulked-segregant-rna-seq-bsr-seq-and-comparative-genomics-analyses
#17
Yong Wang, Jingzhong Xie, Huaizhi Zhang, Bingmin Guo, Shunzong Ning, Yongxing Chen, Ping Lu, Qiuhong Wu, Miaomiao Li, Deyun Zhang, Guanghao Guo, Yan Zhang, Dengcai Liu, Shaokui Zou, Jianwei Tang, Hong Zhao, Xicheng Wang, Jun Li, Wuyun Yang, Tingjie Cao, Guihong Yin, Zhiyong Liu
A stripe rust resistance gene YrZH22 was mapped by combined BSR-Seq and comparative genomics analyses to a 5.92 centimorgan (cM) genetic interval spanning a 4 Mb physical genomic region on wheat chromosome 4BL1. Stripe rust, caused by Puccinia striiformis f. sp. tritici (PST), is one of the most destructive diseases of wheat and severely threatens wheat production worldwide. The widely grown Chinese wheat cultivar Zhoumai 22 is highly resistant to the current prevailing PST race CYR34 (V26). Genetic analysis of F5:6 and F6:7 recombinant inbred line (RIL) populations indicated that adult-plant stripe rust resistance in Zhoumai 22 is controlled by a single gene, temporarily designated YrZH22...
July 15, 2017: TAG. Theoretical and Applied Genetics. Theoretische und Angewandte Genetik
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711664/complete-genome-sequence-of-bacillus-velezensis-s3-1-a-potential-biological-pesticide-with-plant-pathogen-inhibiting-and-plant-promoting-capabilities
#18
Qing Jin, Qiuyue Jiang, Lei Zhao, Cuizhu Su, Songshuo Li, Fangyi Si, Shanshan Li, Chenhao Zhou, Yonglin Mu, Ming Xiao
Antagonistic soil microorganisms, which are non-toxic, harmless non-pollutants, can effectively reduce the density of pathogenic species by some ways. Bacillus velezensis strain S3-1 was isolated from the rhizosphere soil of cucumber, and was shown to inhibit plant pathogens, promote plant growth and efficiently colonize rhizosphere soils. The strain produced 13 kinds of lipopeptide antibiotics, belonging to the surfactin, iturin and fengycin families. Here, we presented the complete genome sequence of S3-1...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710914/high-photosynthetic-capability-observed-in-the-wheat-germplasm-with-rye-chromosomes
#19
Quanhao Song, Rina Su, Yongmao Chai, Bachir Daoura Goudia, Liang Chen, Yin-Gang Hu
Improving photosynthetic capability is one of the most important factors for increasing wheat yield potential. The photosynthetic capability of wheat germplasm with different alien chromosomes was investigated and compared with bread wheat cultivars (BC) in this study, including wheat addition lines (CA), hexaploid triticale (HT), octoploid triticale (OT), and synthetic hexaploid wheat lines (SHW). Results indicated that HT, OT, and SHW produced significantly higher biomass plant(-1)(BMPP), with HT displaying the highest grain yield plant(-1) (GYPP)...
July 4, 2017: Journal of Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710561/genetic-architecture-of-wild-soybean-glycine-soja-response-to-soybean-cyst-nematode-heterodera-glycines
#20
Hengyou Zhang, Qijian Song, Joshua D Griffin, Bao-Hua Song
The soybean cyst nematode (SCN) is one of the most destructive pathogens of soybean plants worldwide. Host-plant resistance is an environmentally friendly method to mitigate SCN damage. To date, the resistant soybean cultivars harbor limited genetic variation, and some are losing resistance. Thus, a better understanding of the genetic mechanisms of the SCN resistance, as well as developing diverse resistant soybean cultivars, is urgently needed. In this study, a genome-wide association study (GWAS) was conducted using 1032 wild soybean (Glycine soja) accessions with over 42,000 single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) to understand the genetic architecture of G...
July 14, 2017: Molecular Genetics and Genomics: MGG
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