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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053716/qtl-controlling-grain-filling-under-terminal-drought-stress-in-a-set-of-wild-barley-introgression-lines
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Nora Honsdorf, Timothy J March, Klaus Pillen
Drought is a major abiotic stress impeding the yield of cereal crops globally. Particularly in Mediterranean environments, water becomes a limiting factor during the reproductive developmental stage, causing yield losses. The wild progenitor of cultivated barley Hordeum vulgare ssp spontaneum (Hsp) is a potentially useful source of drought tolerance alleles. Wild barley introgression lines like the S42IL library may facilitate the introduction of favorable exotic alleles into breeding material. The complete set of 83 S42ILs was genotyped with the barley 9k iSelect platform in order to complete genetic information obtained in previous studies...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052211/technical-review-cytogenetic-tools-for-studying-mitotic-chromosomes
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Václaclav Bačovský, Roman Hobza, Boris Vyskot
Significant advances in chromosome preparation and other techniques have greatly increased the potential of plant cytogenetics in recent years. Increase in longitudinal resolution using DNA extended fibers as well as new developments in imaging and signal amplification technologies have enhanced the ability of FISH to detect small gene targets. The combination of fluorescence in situ hybridization with immunocytochemistry allows the investigation of cell events, chromosomal rearrangements and chromatin features typical for plant nuclei...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052204/a-compendium-of-methods-to-analyze-the-spatial-organization-of-plant-chromatin
#3
Aline V Probst
The long linear chromosomes of eukaryotic organisms are tightly packed into the nucleus of the cell. Beyond a first organization into nucleosomes and higher-order chromatin fibers, the positioning of nuclear DNA within the three-dimensional space of the nucleus plays a critical role in genome function and gene expression. Different techniques have been developed to assess nanoscale chromatin organization, nuclear position of genomic regions or specific chromatin features and binding proteins as well as higher-order chromatin organization...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052196/3c-in-maize-and-arabidopsis
#4
Blaise Weber, Suraj Jamge, Maike Stam
With Chromosome Conformation Capture (3C), the relative interaction frequency of one chromosomal fragment with another can be determined. The technique is especially suited for unraveling the 3D organization of specific loci when focusing on aspects such as enhancer-promoter interactions or other topological conformations of the genome. 3C has been extensively used in animal systems, among others providing insight into gene regulation by distant cis-regulatory elements. In recent years, the 3C technique has been applied in plant research...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052098/comparative-transcriptome-analysis-reveals-whole-genome-duplications-and-gene-selection-patterns-in-cultivated-and-wild-chrysanthemum-species
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So Youn Won, Soo-Jin Kwon, Tae-Ho Lee, Jae-A Jung, Jung Sun Kim, Sang-Ho Kang, Seong-Han Sohn
Comparative transcriptome analysis of wild and cultivated chrysanthemums provides valuable genomic resources and helps uncover common and divergent patterns of genome and gene evolution in these species. Plants are unique in that they employ polyploidy (or whole-genome duplication, WGD) as a key process for speciation and evolution. The Chrysanthemum genus is closely associated with hybridization and polyploidization, with Chrysanthemum species exhibiting diverse ploidy levels. The commercially important species, C...
October 19, 2017: Plant Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052008/genome-wide-analysis-and-expression-profiling-of-pp2c-clade-d-under-saline-and-alkali-stresses-in-wild-soybean-and-arabidopsis
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Chao Chen, Yang Yu, Xiaodong Ding, Beidong Liu, Huizi Duanmu, Dan Zhu, Xiaoli Sun, Lei Cao, Zaib-Un-Nisa, Qiang Li, Yanming Zhu
Protein phosphatase 2Cs (PP2Cs) belong to the largest protein phosphatase family in plants. Some members have been described as being negative modulators of plant growth and development, as well as responses to hormones and environmental stimuli. However, little is known about the members of PP2C clade D, which may be involved in the regulation of signaling pathways, especially in response to saline and alkali stresses. Here, we identified 13 PP2C orthologs from the wild soybean (Glycine soja) genome. We examined the sequence characteristics, chromosome locations and duplications, gene structures, and promoter cis-elements of the PP2C clade D genes in Arabidopsis and wild soybean...
October 19, 2017: Protoplasma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051765/transcriptomic-analysis-of-seed-coats-in-yellow-seeded-brassica-napus-reveals-novel-genes-that-influence-proanthocyanidin-biosynthesis
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Meiyan Hong, Kaining Hu, Tiantian Tian, Xia Li, Li Chen, Yan Zhang, Bin Yi, Jing Wen, Chaozhi Ma, Jinxiong Shen, Tingdong Fu, Jinxing Tu
Yellow seeds are a favorable trait for Brassica crops breeding due to better quality than their black-seeded counterparts. Here, we compared the Brassica napus seed coat transcriptomes between yellow- and brown-seeded near-isogenic lines (Y-NIL and B-NIL) that were developed from the resynthesized yellow-seeded line No. 2127-17. A total of 4,974 differentially expressed genes (DEG) were identified during seed development, involving 3,128 up-regulated and 1,835 down-regulated genes in yellow seed coats. Phenylpropanoid and flavonoid biosynthesis pathways were enriched in down-regulated genes, whereas the top two pathways for up-regulated genes were plant-pathogen interaction and plant hormone signal transduction...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29048566/deciphering-the-theobroma-cacao-self-incompatibility-system-from-genomics-to-diagnostic-markers-for-self-compatibility
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Claire Lanaud, Olivier Fouet, Thierry Legavre, Uilson Lopes, Olivier Sounigo, Marie Claire Eyango, Benoit Mermaz, Marcos Ramos Da Silva, Rey Gaston Loor Solorzano, Xavier Argout, Gabor Gyapay, Herman Ebai Ebaiarrey, Kelly Colonges, Christine Sanier, Ronan Rivallan, Géraldine Mastin, Nicholas Cryer, Michel Boccara, Jean-Luc Verdeil, Ives Bruno Efombagn Mousseni, Karina Peres Gramacho, Didier Clément, Zoe Wilson
Cocoa self-compatibility is an important yield factor and has been described as being controlled by a late gameto-sporophytic system expressed only at the level of the embryo sac. It results in gametic non-fusion and involves several loci. In this work, we identified two loci, located on chromosomes 1 and 4 (CH1 and CH4), involved in cocoa self-incompatibility by two different processes. Both loci are responsible for gametic selection, but only one (the CH4 locus) is involved in the main fruit drop. The CH1 locus acts prior to the gamete fusion step and independently of the CH4 locus...
October 13, 2017: Journal of Experimental Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046683/the-diversity-of-sequence-and-chromosomal-distribution-of-new-transposable-element-related-segments-in-the-rye-genome-revealed-by-fish-and-lineage-annotation
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Yingxin Zhang, Chengming Fan, Shuangshuang Li, Yuhong Chen, Richard R-C Wang, Xiangqi Zhang, Fangpu Han, Zanmin Hu
Transposable elements (TEs) in plant genomes exhibit a great variety of structure, sequence content and copy number, making them important drivers for species diversity and genome evolution. Even though a genome-wide statistic summary of TEs in rye has been obtained using high-throughput DNA sequencing technology, the accurate diversity of TEs in rye, as well as their chromosomal distribution and evolution, remains elusive due to the repetitive sequence assembling problems and the high dynamic and nested nature of TEs...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043597/do-holocentric-chromosomes-represent-an-evolutionary-advantage-a-study-of-paired-analyses-of-diversification-rates-of-lineages-with-holocentric-chromosomes-and-their-monocentric-closest-relatives
#10
José Ignacio Márquez-Corro, Marcial Escudero, Modesto Luceño
Despite most of the cytogenetic research is focused on monocentric chromosomes, chromosomes with kinetochoric activity localized in a single centromere, several studies have been centered on holocentric chromosomes which have diffuse kinetochoric activity along the chromosomes. The eukaryotic organisms that present this type of chromosomes have been relatively understudied despite they constitute rather diversified species lineages. On the one hand, holocentric chromosomes may present intrinsic benefits (chromosome mutations such as fissions and fusions are potentially neutral in holocentrics)...
October 17, 2017: Chromosome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040588/glyphosate-resistance-and-epsps-gene-duplication-convergent-evolution-in-multiple-plant-species
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Eric L Patterson, Dean J Pettinga, Karl Ravet, Paul Neve, Todd A Gaines
One of the increasingly widespread mechanisms of resistance to the herbicide glyphosate is copy number variation (CNV) of the 5-enolpyruvylshikimate-3-phosphate synthase (EPSPS) gene. EPSPS gene duplication has been reported in eight weed species, ranging from 3-5 extra copies to more than 150 extra copies. In the case of Palmer amaranth (Amaranthus palmeri), a section of >300 kb containing EPSPS and many other genes has been replicated and inserted at new loci throughout the genome, resulting in significant increase in total genome size...
October 10, 2017: Journal of Heredity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038452/involvement-of-ubiquitin-conjugating-enzyme-e2-gene-family-in-ripening-process-and-response-to-cold-and-heat-stress-of-vitis-vinifera
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Yingying Gao, Yi Wang, Haiping Xin, Shaohua Li, Zhenchang Liang
Ubiquitin-conjugating (UBC) E2 enzyme plays crucial roles in plant growth and development. Limited information can describe the function of UBC enzyme E2 in grapes. A total of 43 UBC enzyme E2 genes with conserved UBC domain were identified in grapes. These genes were divided into five groups based on phylogenetic tree with tomatoes. Sequence analyses indicated that VvUBCs in the same group possessed similar gene structures and conserved motifs. Gene distribution in chromosomes was uneven, and gene duplication existed in 36 VvUBCs...
October 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037166/taflo2-a1-an-ortholog-of-rice-flo2-is-associated-with-thousand-grain-weight-in-bread-wheat-triticum-aestivum-l
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Muhammad Sajjad, Xiaoling Ma, Sultan Habibullah Khan, Muhammad Shoaib, Yanhong Song, Wenlong Yang, Aimin Zhang, Dongcheng Liu
BACKGROUND: The Flo2 gene is a member of a conserved gene family in plants. This gene has been found to be related to thousand grain weight (TGW) in rice. Its orthologs in hexaploid wheat were cloned, and the haplotype variation in TaFlo2-A1 was tested for association with TGW. RESULTS: The cloned sequences of TaFlo2-A1, TaFlo2-B1 and TaFlo2-D1 contained 23, 23 and 24 exons, respectively. The deduced proteins of TaFlo2-A1 (1734 aa), TaFlo2-B1 (1698 aa) and TaFlo2-D1 (1682 aa) were highly similar (>94%) and exhibited >77% similarity with the rice FLO2 protein...
October 16, 2017: BMC Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036710/a-disulfide-bond-a-like-oxidoreductase-is-a-strong-candidate-gene-for-self-incompatibility-in-apricot-prunus-armeniaca-pollen
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Juan Vicente Muñoz-Sanz, Elena Zuriaga, María L Badenes, Carlos Romero
S-RNase based gametophytic self-incompatibility (SI) is a widespread prezygotic reproductive barrier in flowering plants. In the Solanaceae, Plantaginaceae and Rosaceae gametophytic SI is controlled by the pistil-specific S-RNases and the pollen S-locus F-box proteins but non-S-specific factors, namely modifiers, are also required. In apricot, Prunus armeniaca (Rosaceae), we previously mapped two pollen-part mutations that confer self-compatibility in cultivars Canino and Katy at the distal end of chromosome 3 (M-locus) unlinked to the S-locus...
September 25, 2017: Journal of Experimental Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036451/genetic-mapping-and-phylogenetic-analysis-reveal-intraspecific-variation-in-sex-chromosomes-of-the-virginian-strawberry
#15
Na Wei, Rajanikanth Govindarajulu, Jacob A Tennessen, Aaron Liston, Tia-Lynn Ashman
With their extraordinary diversity in sexual systems, flowering plants offer unparalleled opportunities to understand sex determination and to reveal generalities in the evolution of sex chromosomes. Comparative genetic mapping of related taxa with good phylogenetic resolution can delineate the extent of sex chromosome diversity within plant groups, and lead the way to understanding the evolutionary drivers of such diversity. The North American octoploid wild strawberries provide such an opportunity. We performed linkage mapping using targeted sequence capture for the subdioecious western Fragaria virginiana ssp...
September 27, 2017: Journal of Heredity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036316/the-role-of-small-rna-based-epigenetic-silencing-for-purifying-selection-on-transposable-elements-in-capsella-grandiflora
#16
Robert Horvath, Tanja Slotte
To avoid negative effects of transposable element (TE) proliferation, plants epigenetically silence TEs using a number of mechanisms, including RNA-directed DNA methylation. These epigenetic modifications can extend outside the boundaries of TE insertions and lead to silencing of nearby genes, resulting in a trade-off between TE silencing and interference with nearby gene regulation. Therefore, purifying selection is expected to remove silenced TE insertions near genes more efficiently and prevent their accumulation within a population...
September 27, 2017: Genome Biology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036290/comparative-genomics-of-apomictic-root-knot-nematodes-hybridization-ploidy-and-dynamic-genome-change
#17
Amir Szitenberg, Laura Salazar-Jaramillo, Vivian C Blok, Dominik R Laetsch, Soumi Joseph, Valerie M Williamson, Mark L Blaxter, David H Lunt
The Root-Knot Nematodes (RKN; genus Meloidogyne) are important plant parasites causing substantial agricultural losses. The Meloidogyne incognita group (MIG) of species, most of which are obligatory apomicts (mitotic parthenogens), are extremely polyphagous and important problems for global agriculture. While understanding the genomic basis for their variable success on different crops could benefit future agriculture, analyses of their genomes are challenging due to complex evolutionary histories that may incorporate hybridization, ploidy changes, and chromosomal fragmentation...
September 25, 2017: Genome Biology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034968/genetics-and-evolution-of-mixta-genes-regulating-cotton-lint-fiber-development
#18
Huaitong Wu, Yue Tian, Qun Wan, Lei Fang, Xueying Guan, Jiedan Chen, Yan Hu, Wenxue Ye, Hua Zhang, Wangzhen Guo, Xiaoya Chen, Tianzhen Zhang
Cotton, with cellulose-enriched mature fibers, is the largest source of natural textiles. Through a map-based cloning strategy, we isolated an industrially important lint fiber development gene (Li3 ) that encodes an MYB-MIXTA-like transcription factor (MML) on chromosome D12 (GhMML4_D12). Virus-induced gene silencing or decreasing the expression of the GhMML4_D12 gene in n2 NSM plants resulted in a significant reduction in epidermal cell prominence and lint fiber production. GhMML4_D12 is arranged in tandem with GhMML3, another MIXTA gene responsible for fuzz fiber development...
October 16, 2017: New Phytologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033977/the-empirical-distribution-of-singletons-for-geographic-samples-of-dna-sequences
#19
Philippe Cubry, Yves Vigouroux, Olivier François
Rare variants are important for drawing inference about past demographic events in a species history. A singleton is a rare variant for which genetic variation is carried by a unique chromosome in a sample. How singletons are distributed across geographic space provides a local measure of genetic diversity that can be measured at the individual level. Here, we define the empirical distribution of singletons in a sample of chromosomes as the proportion of the total number of singletons that each chromosome carries, and we present a theoretical background for studying this distribution...
2017: Frontiers in Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032586/cohesion-and-centromere-activity-are-required-for-histone-h3-phosphorylation-in-maize
#20
Yang Liu, Handong Su, Yalin Liu, Jing Zhang, Qianhua Dong, James A Birchler, Fangpu Han
Haspin-mediated histone H3-threonine 3 phosphorylation (H3T3ph) promotes proper deposition of Aurora B at the inner centromere to ensure faithful chromosome segregation in metazoans. However, the function of H3T3ph remains relatively unexplored in plants. Here, we show that in maize (Zea mays L.) mitotic cells, H3T3ph is concentrated at pericentromeric and centromeric regions. Additional weak H3T3ph signals occur between cohered sister chromatids at prometaphase. Immunostaining on dicentric chromosomes reveals that an inactive centromere cannot maintain H3T3ph at metaphase, indicating that a functional centromere is required for H3T3 phosphorylation...
October 15, 2017: Plant Journal: for Cell and Molecular Biology
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