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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443125/viral-vectors-for-plant-genome-engineering
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Syed Shan-E-Ali Zaidi, Shahid Mansoor
Recent advances in genome engineering (GE) has made it possible to precisely alter DNA sequences in plant cells, providing specifically engineered plants with traits of interest. Gene targeting efficiency depends on the delivery-method of both sequence-specific nucleases and repair templates, to plant cells. Typically, this is achieved using Agrobacterium mediated transformation or particle bombardment, both of which transform only a subset of cells in treated tissues. The alternate in planta approaches, stably integrating nuclease-encoding cassettes and repair templates into the plant genome, are time consuming, expensive and require extra regulations...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443106/over-expression-of-ejlfy-1-leads-to-an-early-flowering-habit-in-strawberry-fragaria-%C3%A3-ananassa-and-its-asexual-progeny
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Yuexue Liu, Qian Zhao, Nan Meng, Huwei Song, Chaochao Li, Guibing Hu, Jincheng Wu, Shunquan Lin, Zhihong Zhang
As a master regulator involved in flower development, LEAFY-like gene has been demonstrated to play a key role in the flowering process regulation of angiosperms. Expression analysis of EjLFY-1, a LEAFY (LFY) homolog of loquat (Eriobotrya japonica Lindl.), indicated its participation in the regulation of flowering in loquat. To verify its function and potential value in the genetic engineering to shorten the juvenile phase, ectopic expression of EjLFY-1 in strawberry (Fragaria × ananassa) was achieved using Agrobacterium-mediated gene transfer of a plant expression vector with the loquat EjLFY-1 gene driven by the CaMV 35S promoter...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
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
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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/28439277/expression-of-pennisetum-glaucum-eukaryotic-translational-initiation-factor-4a-pgeif4a-confers-improved-drought-salinity-and-oxidative-stress-tolerance-in-groundnut
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Tata Santosh Rama Bhadra Rao, Juturu Vijaya Naresh, Palakolanu Sudhakar Reddy, Malireddy K Reddy, Garladinne Mallikarjuna
Eukaryotic translational initiation factor 4A belong to family of helicases, involved in multifunctional activities during stress and non-stress conditions. The eIF4A gene was isolated and cloned from semi-arid cereal crop of Pennisetum glaucum. In present study, the PgeIF4A gene was expressed under the regulation of stress inducible Arabidopsis rd29A promoter in groundnut (cv JL-24) with bar as a selectable marker. The de-embryonated cotyledons were infected with Agrobacterium tumefaciens (LBA4404) carrying rd29A:PgeIF4A construct and generated high frequency of multiple shoots in phosphinothricin medium...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426167/characterization-the-carotenoid-productions-and-profiles-of-three-rhodosporidium-toruloides-mutants-from-agrobacterium-tumefaciens-mediated-transformation
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Xinping Lin, Ning Gao, Sasa Liu, Sufang Zhang, Shuang Song, Chaofan Ji, Xiuping Dong, Yichen Su, Zongbao Kent Zhao, Beiwei Zhu
The red yeast Rhodosporidium toruloides is a known lipid producer capable of accumulating large amounts of triacylglycerols and carotenoids. However, it remains challenging to study its carotenoid production profiles due to limited biochemical information and inefficient genetic tools. Here we used an Agrobacterium tumefaciens-mediated transformation (ATMT) to change its carotenoid production and profiles. We constructed R. toruloides NP11 mutant libraries with ATMT, selected 3 mutants with different colors, characterized their carotenoid products by high pressure liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (HPLC-MS) analysis, and assured differences among those strains in terms of carotenoid production and its composition profiles...
April 20, 2017: Yeast
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423458/dissecting-virulence-function-from-recognition-cell-death-suppression-in-nicotiana-benthamiana-by-xopq-hopq1-family-effectors-relies-on-eds1-dependent-immunity
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Norman Adlung, Ulla Bonas
Many Gram-negative plant pathogenic bacteria express effector proteins of the XopQ/HopQ1 family which are translocated into plant cells via the type III secretion system during infection. In Nicotiana benthamiana, recognition of XopQ/HopQ1 proteins induces an effector-triggered immunity (ETI) reaction which is not associated with strong cell death but renders plants immune against Pseudomonas syringae and Xanthomonas campestris pv. vesicatoria strains. Additionally, XopQ suppresses cell death in N. benthamiana when transiently co-expressed with cell death inducers...
April 19, 2017: Plant Journal: for Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421085/expression-of-arabidopsis-shn1-in-indian-mulberry-morus-indica-l-increases-leaf-surface-wax-content-and-reduces-post-harvest-water-loss
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R S Sajeevan, Karaba N Nataraja, K S Shivashankara, N Pallavi, D S Gurumurthy, M B Shivanna
Mulberry (Morus species) leaf is the sole food for monophagous silkworms, Bombyx mori L. Abiotic stresses such as drought, salinity, and high temperature, significantly decrease mulberry productivity and post-harvest water loss from leaves influence silkworm growth and cocoon yield. Leaf surface properties regulate direct water loss through the cuticular layer. Leaf surface waxes, contribute for cuticular resistance and protect mesophyll cells from desiccation. In this study we attempted to overexpress AtSHN1, a transcription factor associated with epicuticular wax biosynthesis to increase leaf surface wax load in mulberry...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419665/lettuce-produced-hepatitis-c-virus-e1e2-heterodimer-triggers-immune-responses-in-mice-and-antibody-production-after-oral-vaccination
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Jihong Liu Clarke, Lisa Paruch, Mihaela-Olivia Dobrica, Iuliana Caras, Catalin Tucureanu, Adrian Onu, Sonya Ciulean, Crina Stavaru, Andre Eerde, Yanliang Wang, Hege Steen, Sissel Haugslien, Catalina Petrareanu, Catalin Lazar, Ioan Popescu, Ralph Bock, Jean Dubuisson, Norica Branza-Nichita
The hepatitis C virus (HCV) is a major etiologic agent for severe liver diseases (e.g., cirrhosis, fibrosis and hepatocellular carcinoma). Approximately 140 million people have chronic HCV infections and about 500,000 die yearly from HCV-related liver pathologies. To date, there is no licenced vaccine available to prevent HCV infection and production of an HCV vaccine remains a major challenge. Here we report the successful production of the HCV E1E2 heterodimer, an important vaccine candidate, in an edible crop (lettuce, Lactuca sativa) using Agrobacterium-mediated transient expression technology...
April 17, 2017: Plant Biotechnology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418068/recombinant-overexpression-of-dihydroneopterin-aldolase-catalyst-potentially-regulates-folate-biofortification
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Dhananjay K Pandey, Atul Kumar, Jitendra S Rathore, Nagendra Singh, Bhupendra Chaudhary
We aim to investigate the prospects of increased production of folate through the overexpression of heterologous dihydroneopterin aldolase catalyst. The gene encoding aldolase catalyst was cloned into an expression vector and the induced recombinant protein was purified through metal-affinity chromatography which appeared at 14 kDa position on polyacrylamide-gel. Remarkably, a periodic increase in the extracellular and intracellular folic acid concentration was observed at 4 h growth of induced recombinant DHNA samples than control in a pH-dependent manner...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Basic Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416858/study-on-e-coli-and-salmonella-biofilms-from-fresh-fruits-and-vegetables
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Balagopal Amrutha, Kothandapani Sundar, Prathapkumar Halady Shetty
Foodborne outbreaks associated with fresh fruits and vegetables are on the rise worldwide. Biofilm formation is one of the important traits of pathogens making them strongly attached to substrates as well as express virulence phenotypes. Present study investigates the biofilm forming ability of E. coli and Salmonella sp. isolated from fresh fruits and vegetables. A total of 53 strains, including 35 E. coli and 18 Salmonella sp. isolated from different fruit and vegetable samples were taken into account for the study...
April 2017: Journal of Food Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403156/direct-fluorescence-detection-of-vire2-secretion-by-agrobacterium-tumefaciens
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Noga Yaakov, Yoav Barak, Idan Pereman, Peter J Christie, Michael Elbaum
VirE2 is a ssDNA binding protein essential for virulence in Agrobacterium tumefaciens. A tetracysteine mutant (VirE2-TC) was prepared for in vitro and in vivo fluorescence imaging based on the ReAsH reagent. VirE2-TC was found to be biochemically active as it binds both ssDNA and the acidic secretion chaperone VirE1. It was also biologically functional in complementing virE2 null strains transforming Arabidopsis thaliana roots and Nicotiana tabacum leaves. In vitro experiments demonstrated a two-color fluorescent complex using VirE2-TC/ReAsH and Alexa Fluor 488 labeled ssDNA...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401464/efficient-regeneration-and-improved-sonication-assisted-agrobacterium-transformation-saat-method-for-catharanthus-roseus
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Pravej Alam, Zainul Abdeen Khan, Malik Zainul Abdin, Jawaid A Khan, Parvaiz Ahmad, Shereen F Elkholy, Mahmoud A Sharaf-Eldin
Catharanthus roseus is an important medicinal plant known for its pharmacological qualities such as antimicrobial, anticancerous, antifeedant, antisterility, antidiabetic activities. More than 130 bioactive compounds like vinblastine, vindoline and vincristine have been synthesized in this plant. Extensive studies have been carried out for optimization regeneration and transformation protocols. Most of the protocol described are laborious and time-consuming. Due to sophisticated protocol of regeneration and genetic transformation, the production of these bioactive molecules is less and not feasible to be commercialized worldwide...
May 2017: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401459/optimizing-culture-conditions-for-establishment-of-hairy-root-culture-of-semecarpus-anacardium-l
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Bhuban Mohan Panda, Urmil J Mehta, Sulekha Hazra
Semecarpus anacardium L. is a tree species which produces secondary metabolites of medicinal importance. Roots of the plant have been traditionally used in folk medicines. Different strains of Agrobacterium rhizogenes (A4, ATCC15834 and LBA 9402) were used for induction of hairy roots in in vitro grown tissues of the plant. Hairy root initiation was observed after 25-30 days of infection. Optimum transformation frequency of 61% was achieved on leaf explants with ATCC15834 strain. Infection time of 30 min resulted in greater transformation frequency compared to 10 and 20 min, respectively...
May 2017: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400855/ex-vitro-hairy-root-induction-in-detached-peanut-leaves-for-plant-nematode-interaction-studies
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Larissa Arrais Guimaraes, Bruna Medeiros Pereira, Ana Claudia Guerra Araujo, Patricia Messenberg Guimaraes, Ana Cristina Miranda Brasileiro
BACKGROUND: Peanut (Arachis hypogaea) production is largely affected by a variety of abiotic and biotic stresses, including the root-knot nematode (RKN) Meloidogyne arenaria that causes yield losses worldwide. Transcriptome studies of wild Arachis species, which harbor resistance to a number of pests and diseases, disclosed several candidate genes for M. arenaria resistance. Peanut is recalcitrant to genetic transformation, so the use of Agrobacterium rhizogenes-derived hairy roots emerged as an alternative for in-root functional characterization of these candidate genes...
2017: Plant Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393691/biotechnological-approaches-for-production-of-anti-cancerous-compounds-resveratrol-podophyllotoxin-and-zerumbone
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Krishnadas Nandagopal, Mihir Halder, Biswabhusan Dash, Sanghamitra Nayak, Sumita Jha
Secondary metabolites from numerous plant sources have been developed as anti-cancer reagents and compounds such as resveratrol, podophyllotoxin and zerumbone are of particular importance in this regard. Since their de novo chemical synthesis is both arduous and commercially expensive, there has been an impetus to develop viable, biotechnological methods of production. Accordingly, this review focuses on recent developments in the field, highlighting the use of micropropagation, cell suspension cultures, callus cultures, hairy root cultures, recombinant microbes and genetically modified higher plants...
April 4, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393443/delignification-and-enhanced-gas-release-from-soil-containing-lignocellulose-by-treatment-with-bacterial-lignin-degraders
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Goran M M Rashid, Maria Jesus Duran-Pena, Rahman Rahmanpour, Devin Sapsford, Timothy D H Bugg
AIMS: The aim of the study was to isolate bacterial lignin-degrading bacteria from municipal solid waste soil, and to investigate whether they could be used to delignify lignocellulose-containing soil, and enhance methane release. METHODS AND RESULTS: A set of 20 bacterial lignin degraders, including 11 new isolates from municipal solid waste soil, were tested for delignification and phenol release in soil containing 1% pine lignocellulose. A group of 7 strains were then tested for enhancement of gas release from soil containing 1% lignocellulose in small-scale column tests...
April 10, 2017: Journal of Applied Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393269/overexpression-of-sbap37-in-rice-alleviates-concurrent-imposition-of-combination-stresses-and-modulates-different-sets-of-leaf-protein-profiles
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Maheshwari Parveda, B Kiran, D L Punita, P B Kavi Kishor
SbAP37 transcription factor contributes to a combination of abiotic stresses when applied simultaneously in rice. It modulates a plethora of proteins that might regulate the downstream pathways to impart salt stress tolerance. APETALA type of transcription factor was isolated from Sorghum bicolor (SbAP37), overexpressed in rice using a salt inducible abscisic acid 2 (ABA2) promoter through Agrobacterium tumefaciens following in planta method. Transgenics were confirmed by PCR amplification of SbAP37, hygromycin phosphotransferase (hptII) marker and ABA2 promoter and DNA blot analysis...
April 9, 2017: Plant Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392445/identification-of-residues-or-motif-s-of-the-rice-stripe-virus-ns3-protein-required-for-self-interaction-and-for-silencing-suppressor-activity
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Hangil Kim, Won Kyong Cho, Sen Lian, Kook-Hyung Kim
Rice stripe virus (RSV) is an important pathogen of rice. The RSV genome consists of four single-stranded RNA segments that encode seven viral proteins. A previous report found that NS3 is a viral suppressor of RNA silencing and self interacts. Using a model that predicts protein structure, we identified amino acid residues or motifs, including four α-helix motifs, required for NS3 self-interaction. We then used yeast two-hybrid (Y2H) and bimolecular fluorescence complementation (BiFC) assays to study the interactions between full-length NS3 and its truncated and alanine substitution mutants...
April 6, 2017: Virus Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388915/improved-curdlan-production-with-discarded-bottom-parts-of-asparagus-spear
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Rex Frimpong Anane, Huifang Sun, Lamei Zhao, Le Wang, Chun Lin, Zichao Mao
BACKGROUND: This work evaluated the improvement of curdlan production of Agrobacterium sp. ATCC 31749 by using culture medium containing juice of discarded bottom part of green Asparagus spear (MJDA). Curdlan production was carried out using Agrobacterium sp. ATCC 31749 in flasks with different volumes of MJDA and its non-juice-adding control (CK) incubated in shaker at 30 °C, 200 rpm rotation for 168 h. RESULTS: All MJDA media increased Agrobacterium sp. ATCC 31749 cell mass and enhanced the cells' ability to utilise sucrose, the carbon source for curdlan biosynthesis, and thereby produced higher concentration of curdlan than CK which is used for commercial production of curdlan...
April 7, 2017: Microbial Cell Factories
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388636/characterization-and-mutational-analysis-of-a-nicotinamide-mononucleotide-deamidase-from-agrobacterium-tumefaciens-showing-high-thermal-stability-and-catalytic-efficiency
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Ana Belén Martínez-Moñino, Rubén Zapata-Pérez, Antonio Ginés García-Saura, Fernando Gil-Ortiz, Manuela Pérez-Gilabert, Álvaro Sánchez-Ferrer
NAD+ has emerged as a crucial element in both bioenergetic and signaling pathways since it acts as a key regulator of cellular and organismal homeostasis. Among the enzymes involved in its recycling, nicotinamide mononucleotide (NMN) deamidase is one of the key players in the bacterial pyridine nucleotide cycle, where it catalyzes the conversion of NMN into nicotinic acid mononucleotide (NaMN), which is later converted to NAD+ in the Preiss-Handler pathway. The biochemical characteristics of bacterial NMN deamidases have been poorly studied, although they have been investigated in some firmicutes, gamma-proteobacteria and actinobacteria...
2017: PloS One
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