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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725229/the-synergistic-priming-effect-of-exogenous-salicylic-acid-and-h2o2-on-chilling-tolerance-enhancement-during-maize-zea-mays-l-seed-germination
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Zhan Li, Jungui Xu, Yue Gao, Chun Wang, Genyuan Guo, Ying Luo, Yutao Huang, Weimin Hu, Mohamed S Sheteiwy, Yajing Guan, Jin Hu
Chilling stress is an important constraint for maize seedling establishment in the field. To examine the role of salicylic acid (SA) and hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) in response to chilling stress, we investigated the effects of seed priming with SA, H2O2, and SA+H2O2 combination on maize resistance under chilling stress (13°C). Priming with SA, H2O2, and especially SA+H2O2 shortened seed germination time and enhanced seed vigor and seedling growth as compared with hydropriming and non-priming treatments under low temperature...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711787/seed-priming-and-transgenerational-drought-memory-improves-tolerance-against-salt-stress-in-bread-wheat
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Tahira Tabassum, Muhammad Farooq, Riaz Ahmad, Ali Zohaib, Abdul Wahid
This study was conducted to evaluate the potential of seed priming following terminal drought on tolerance against salt stress in bread wheat. Drought was imposed in field sown wheat at reproductive stage (BBCH growth stage 49) and was maintained till physiological maturity (BBCH growth stage 83). Seeds of bread wheat, collected from crop raised under terminal drought and/or well-watered conditions, were subjected to hydropriming and osmopriming (with 1.5% CaCl2) and were sown in soil-filled pots. After stand establishment, salt stress treatments viz...
July 8, 2017: Plant Physiology and Biochemistry: PPB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693628/optimising-the-use-of-otowicks-in-otitis-externa
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S Bola, M Rashid, S Hickey
OBJECTIVE: Otowicks are used to treat otitis externa with significant ear canal oedema. This study investigates how well drops penetrate through to reach the deep canal and whether it is safe to leave otowicks in the canal for more than 2 days. METHODS: Sterile otowicks were inserted into mock ear canals and vertically over pseudomonas-seeded agar plates whilst gentamicin or ciprofloxacin drops were administered. The time taken for drops to penetrate through the otowick was recorded...
July 11, 2017: Journal of Laryngology and Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28664370/total-crude-protein-extract-of-trichoderma-spp-induces-systemic-resistance-in-pearl-millet-against-the-downy-mildew-pathogen
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Boregowda Nandini, Puttaswamy Hariprasad, Harohalli Nanjegowda Shankara, Harischandra Sripathy Prakash, Nagaraja Geetha
Several proteins and peptides of microbial origin are reported for their elicitor properties, which play a vital role in the development of local and systemic resistances in plants. In this study, the efficacy of total crude proteins (TCP) extracted from six different Trichoderma spp. (T. asperellum, T. harzianum, T. atroviride, T. virens, T. longibrachiatum, and T. brevicompactum) was evaluated for their ability to elicit defense responses in pearl millet against downy mildew disease. Priming of pearl millet seeds (with or without mannitol) with different concentrations of TCP from Trichoderma spp...
July 2017: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648997/effects-tolerance-mechanisms-and-management-of-salt-stress-in-grain-legumes
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Muhammad Farooq, Nirmali Gogoi, Mubshar Hussain, Sharmistha Barthakur, Sreyashi Paul, Nandita Bharadwaj, Hussein M Migdadi, Salem S Alghamdi, Kadambot H M Siddique
Salt stress is an ever-present threat to crop yields, especially in countries with irrigated agriculture. Efforts to improve salt tolerance in crop plants are vital for sustainable crop production on marginal lands to ensure future food supplies. Grain legumes are a fascinating group of plants due to their high grain protein contents and ability to fix biological nitrogen. However, the accumulation of excessive salts in soil and the use of saline groundwater are threatening legume production worldwide. Salt stress disturbs photosynthesis and hormonal regulation and causes nutritional imbalance, specific ion toxicity and osmotic effects in legumes to reduce grain yield and quality...
June 16, 2017: Plant Physiology and Biochemistry: PPB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634483/elicitor-induced-biochemical-and-molecular-manifestations-to-improve-drought-tolerance-in-rice-oryza-sativa-l-through-seed-priming
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Mahesh K Samota, Minnu Sasi, Monika Awana, Om P Yadav, S V Amitha Mithra, Aruna Tyagi, Suresh Kumar, Archana Singh
Rice (Oryza sativa L.) is one of the major grain cereals of the Indian subcontinent which face water-deficit stress for their cultivation. Seed-priming has been reported to be a useful approach to complement stress responses in plants. In the present study, seed-priming with hormonal or chemical elicitor [viz. methyl jasmonate (MJ), salicylic acid (SA), paclobutrazol (PB)] showed significant increase in total phenolic content, antioxidant activity and expression of Rice Drought-responsive (RD1 and RD2) genes (of AP2/ERF family) in contrasting rice genotypes (Nagina-22, drought-tolerant and Pusa Sugandh-5, drought-sensitive) under drought stress...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627740/biofabrication-of-soft-tissue-templates-for-engineering-the-bone-ligament-interface
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Ella Harris, Yurong Liu, Grainne Cuniffe, David Morrissey, Simon Carroll, Kevin Mulhall, Daniel J Kelly
Regenerating damaged tissue interfaces remains a significant clinical challenge, requiring recapitulation of the structure, composition and function of the native enthesis. In the ligament-to-bone interface this region transitions from ligament to fibrocartilage, to calcified cartilage and then to bone. This gradation in tissue types facilitates the transfer of load between soft and hard structures while minimizing stress concentrations at the interface. Previous attempts to engineer the ligament-bone interface have utilized various scaffold materials with an array of various cell types and/or biological cues...
June 19, 2017: Biotechnology and Bioengineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611801/melatonin-improves-the-photosynthetic-apparatus-in-pea-leaves-stressed-by-paraquat-via-chlorophyll-breakdown-regulation-and-its-accelerated-de-novo-synthesis
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Katarzyna Szafrańska, Russel J Reiter, Małgorzata M Posmyk
The positive effect of melatonin on the function of the photosynthetic apparatus is known, but little is known about the specific mechanisms of melatonin's action in plants. The influence of melatonin on chlorophyll metabolism of 24-day-old Pisum sativum L. seedlings during paraquat (PQ)-induced oxidative stress was investigated in this study. Seeds were hydro-primed with water (H), 50 and 200 μM melatonin/water solutions (H-MEL50, H-MEL200), while non-primed seeds were used as controls (C). Increases in chlorophyllase activity (key enzyme in chlorophyll degradation) and 5-aminolevulinic acid contents (the first compound in the porphyrin synthesis pathway) were observed in H-MEL50 and H-MEL200 leaf disks...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578205/salicylic-acid-seed-priming-instigates-defense-mechanism-by-inducing-pr-proteins-in-solanum-melongena-l-upon-infection-with-verticillium-dahliae-kleb
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H M Mahesh, M Murali, M Anup Chandra Pal, Prasad Melvin, M S Sharada
Salicylic acid (SA) is a hormone connected with various cellular functions including the fight against invading pathogens. Priming of seeds pre-sowing is a very simple method to the farmers' to produce better growth, yield and manage the pathogens. The present study was aimed to determine the growth and disease resistance ability in brinjal seeds primed with different concentrations (0.25, 0.5, 0.75 and 1.0 mM) of SA under greenhouse conditions. Priming of seeds with SA significantly increased seed germination and seedling vigor with a maximum of 84% and 859...
May 24, 2017: Plant Physiology and Biochemistry: PPB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559545/positive-regulatory-role-of-sound-vibration-treatment-in-arabidopsis-thaliana-against-botrytis-cinerea-infection
#10
Bosung Choi, Ritesh Ghosh, Mayank Anand Gururani, Gnanendra Shanmugam, Junhyun Jeon, Jonggeun Kim, Soo-Chul Park, Mi-Jeong Jeong, Kyung-Hwan Han, Dong-Won Bae, Hanhong Bae
Sound vibration (SV), a mechanical stimulus, can trigger various molecular and physiological changes in plants like gene expression, hormonal modulation, induced antioxidant activity and calcium spiking. It also alters the seed germination and growth of plants. In this study, we investigated the effects of SV on the resistance of Arabidopsis thaliana against Botrytis cinerea infection. The microarray analysis was performed on infected Arabidopsis plants pre-exposed to SV of 1000 Hertz with 100 decibels. Broadly, the transcriptomic analysis revealed up-regulation of several defense and SA-responsive and/or signaling genes...
May 30, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515076/vertically-transmitted-symbionts-as-mechanisms-of-transgenerational-effects
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Pedro E Gundel, Jennifer A Rudgers, Kenneth D Whitney
PREMISE OF THE STUDY: A transgenerational effect occurs when a biotic or abiotic environmental factor acts on a parental individual and thereby affects the phenotype of progeny. Due to the importance of transgenerational effects for understanding plant ecology and evolution, their underlying mechanisms are of general interest. Here, we introduce the concept that inherited symbiotic microorganisms could act as mechanisms of transgenerational effects in plants. METHODS: We define the criteria required to demonstrate that transgenerational effects are microbially mediated and review evidence from the well-studied, vertically transmitted plant-fungal symbiosis (grass-Epichloë spp...
May 17, 2017: American Journal of Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513101/industrialization-of-a-perfusion-bioreactor-prime-example-of-a-non-straightforward-process
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G Talò, C Turrisi, C Arrigoni, C Recordati, I Gerges, M Tamplenizza, A Cappelluti, S A Riboldi, M Moretti
Bioreactors are essential enabling technologies for the translation of Advanced Therapies Medicinal Products (ATMPs) from the research field towards a successful clinical application. In order to speed up the translation and the spreading of novel Tissue Engineering (TE) products into the clinical routine, TE bioreactors should evolve from laboratory prototypes towards industrialized products. In this work, we thus challenged the industrialization process of a novel technological platform, based on an established research prototype of perfusion bioreactor, following a GMP-driven approach...
May 16, 2017: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489600/oleate-induced-ptx3-promotes-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma-metastasis-through-the-up-regulation-of-vimentin
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Shih-Hung Chan, Jhih-Peng Tsai, Chih-Jie Shen, Yu-Han Liao, Ben-Kuen Chen
The association between metabolic diseases and the risk of developing cancer is emerging. However, the impact of long pentraxin-3 (PTX3) on dyslipidemia-associated tumor metastasis remains unknown. In this study, we found that oleate induced PTX3 expression and secretion through the activation of Akt/NF-κB pathway in head and neck squamous cell carcinomas (HNSCCs). The activation of NF-κB was essential for the oleate-induced stabilization of PTX3 mRNA. In addition, both the depletion of PTX3 and the inhibition of NF-κB significantly inhibited oleate-induced tumor cell migration and invasion...
June 20, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489193/soluble-amino-acid-profile-mineral-nutrient-and-carbohydrate-content-of-maize-kernels-harvested-from-plants-submitted-to-ascorbic-acid-seed-priming
#14
Berenice K Alcântara, Vanessa Rizzi, Salete A Gaziola, Ricardo A Azevedo
Both the scientific community and society have shown interest in improving the content of amino acids, carbohydrates and mineral nutrients in maize because it represents an important staple food in many developing countries. Earlier studies demonstrated that the treatment of seeds using ascorbic acid (AsA-seed priming) enhanced soluble carbohydrates, proteins and soluble amino acids for other species. AsA seed priming in maize showed the potential for reducing abiotic stresses. The effects on grain quality have not been previously demonstrated...
May 2017: Anais da Academia Brasileira de Ciências
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476713/efficacy-of-differently-applied-tyrosine-and-tryptophan-for-modulation-of-phenolic-metabolism-in-trachyspermum-ammi-l-sprague-seedlings
#15
Saqib Mahmood, Tariq Mahmood, Iqbal Hussian, Sadia Javed, Beenish Afzal, Freeha Ghaffar, Muhammad Iqbal, Muhammad Akram, Syed Muhammad Ali Shah
Phenolics are pharmaceutically important molecules. Tyrosine and tryptophan are precursors of phenolic metabolism. It was aimed to investigate the potential of exogenously introduced precursors on the phenolic contents in Trachyspermum ammi (L.) Sprague seedlings. The seeds of two local varieties (Chakwal and Desi) were grown in completely randomized design in a growth chamber at 19 ± 2°C with two amino acids (tyrosine and tryptophan) applied (priming and supplementation in rooting medium) at two treatment levels (0, and 1%)...
September 2016: Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28464110/variations-in-the-chemical-composition-and-standardized-ileal-digestibility-of-amino-acids-in-eight-genotypes-of-triticale-fed-to-growing-pigs
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E J P Strang, M Eklund, P Rosenfelder, J K Htoo, R Mosenthin
The study was conducted to determine the chemical composition, physical characteristics, and standardized ileal digestibility (SID) of CP and AA of 8 currently available genotypes of triticale fed to growing pigs. The genotypes included Grenado, Cando, Agostino, Massimo, Tarzan, HYT Prime, SW Talentro, and Cultivo. Eight barrows with an initial BW of 31 ± 2 kg were fitted with simple T-cannulas at the distal ileum and allotted to an 8 × 8 Latin square design with 8 periods of 7 d each and 8 assay diets. The N-free method was used to determine basal ileal endogenous CP and AA losses...
April 2017: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28461719/exogenous-application-of-rutin-and-gallic-acid-regulate-antioxidants-and-alleviate-reactive-oxygen-generation-in-oryza-sativa-l
#17
Akanksha Singh, Rupali Gupta, Rakesh Pandey
The effect of rutin and gallic acid on growth, phytochemical and defense gene activation of rice (Oryza sativa L.) was investigated. The seeds of rice were primed with different concentrations of rutin and gallic acid (10-60 µg mL(-1)) to explicate the effect on germination on water agar plates. Further, to study the effect of most effective concentrations of gallic acid (60 µg mL(-1)) and rutin (50 µg mL(-1)), greenhouse pot experiment was set up to determine the changes in growth, antioxidant and defense parameters...
April 2017: Physiology and Molecular Biology of Plants: An International Journal of Functional Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28456525/homologous-and-heterologous-antigenic-matched-vaccines-containing-different-h5-hemagglutinins-provide-variable-protection-of-chickens-from-the-2014-u-s-h5n8-and-h5n2-clade-2-3-4-4-highly-pathogenic-avian-influenza-viruses
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Darrell R Kapczynski, Mary J Pantin-Jackwood, Erica Spackman, Klaudia Chrzastek, David L Suarez, David E Swayne
From December 2014 to June 2015, a novel H5 Eurasian A/goose/Guangdong (Gs/GD) lineage clade 2.3.4.4 high pathogenicity avian influenza (HPAI) virus caused the largest animal health emergency in US history resulting in mortality or culling of greater than 48 million poultry. The outbreak renewed interest in developing intervention strategies, including vaccines, for these newly emergent HPAI viruses. In these studies, several existing H5 vaccines or vaccine seed strains with varying genetic relatedness (85-100%) to the 2...
April 26, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431230/structural-basis-for-guide-rna-processing-and-seed-dependent-dna-targeting-by-crispr-cas12a
#19
Daan C Swarts, John van der Oost, Martin Jinek
The CRISPR-associated protein Cas12a (Cpf1), which has been repurposed for genome editing, possesses two distinct nuclease activities: endoribonuclease activity for processing its own guide RNAs and RNA-guided DNase activity for target DNA cleavage. To elucidate the molecular basis of both activities, we determined crystal structures of Francisella novicida Cas12a bound to guide RNA and in complex with an R-loop formed by a non-cleavable guide RNA precursor and a full-length target DNA. Corroborated by biochemical experiments, these structures reveal the mechanisms of guide RNA processing and pre-ordering of the seed sequence in the guide RNA that primes Cas12a for target DNA binding...
April 20, 2017: Molecular Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428805/edible-dormice-glis-glis-avoid-areas-with-a-high-density-of-their-preferred-food-plant-the-european-beech
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Jessica S Cornils, Franz Hoelzl, Birgit Rotter, Claudia Bieber, Thomas Ruf
BACKGROUND: Numerous species, especially among rodents, are strongly affected by the availability of pulsed resources. The intermittent production of large seed crops in northern hemisphere tree species (e.g., beech Fagus spec.,oak Quercus spec., pine trees Pinus spec.) are prime examples of these resource pulses. Adult edible dormice are highly dependent on high energy seeds to maximize their reproductive output. For juvenile dormice the energy rich food is important to grow and fatten in a very short time period prior to hibernation...
2017: Frontiers in Zoology
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