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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28204911/selection-of-transformation-efficient-barley-genotypes-based-on-tfa-transformation-amenability-haplotype-and-higher-resolution-mapping-of-the-tfa-loci
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Hiroshi Hisano, Brigid Meints, Matthew J Moscou, Luis Cistue, Begoña Echávarri, Kazuhiro Sato, Patrick M Hayes
The genetic substitution of transformation amenability alleles from 'Golden Promise' can facilitate the development of transformation-efficient lines from recalcitrant barley cultivars. Barley (Hordeum vulgare) cv. 'Golden Promise' is one of the most useful and well-studied cultivars for genetic manipulation. In a previous report, we identified several transformation amenability (TFA) loci responsible for Agrobacterium-mediated transformation using the F2 generation of immature embryos, derived from 'Haruna Nijo' × 'Golden Promise,' as explants...
February 15, 2017: Plant Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203245/small-rnas-derived-from-the-t-dna-of-agrobacterium-rhizogenes-in-hairy-roots-of-phaseolus-vulgaris
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Pablo Peláez, Alejandrina Hernández-López, Georgina Estrada-Navarrete, Federico Sanchez
Agrobacterium rhizogenes is a pathogenic bacteria that causes hairy root disease by transferring bacterial DNA into the plant genome. It is an essential tool for industry and research due to its capacity to produce genetically modified roots and whole organisms. Here, we identified and characterized small RNAs generated from the transfer DNA (T-DNA) of A. rhizogenes in hairy roots of common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris). Distinct abundant A. rhizogenes T-DNA-derived small RNAs (ArT-sRNAs) belonging to several oncogenes were detected in hairy roots using high-throughput sequencing...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196959/membrane-remodeling-by-a-bacterial-phospholipid-methylating-enzyme
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Linna Danne, Meriyem Aktas, Andreas Unger, Wolfgang A Linke, Ralf Erdmann, Franz Narberhaus
Membrane deformation by proteins is a universal phenomenon that has been studied extensively in eukaryotes but much less in prokaryotes. In this study, we discovered a membrane-deforming activity of the phospholipid N-methyltransferase PmtA from the plant-pathogenic bacterium Agrobacterium tumefaciens PmtA catalyzes the successive three-step N-methylation of phosphatidylethanolamine to phosphatidylcholine. Here, we defined the lipid and protein requirements for the membrane-remodeling activity of PmtA by a combination of transmission electron microscopy and liposome interaction studies...
February 14, 2017: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194264/agrobacterium-sp-derived-%C3%AE-1-3-glucan-enhances-natural-killer-cell-activity-in-healthy-adults-a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-parallel-group-study
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Yeon Joo Lee, Doo-Jin Paik, Dae Young Kwon, Hye Jeong Yang, Yongsoon Park
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: The present study investigated the hypothesis that a highly pure linear β-1,3-glucan produced by Agrobacterium sp. R259 enhances human natural killer (NK) cell activity and suppresses pro-inflammatory cytokines. SUBJECTS/METHODS: In an eight-week, double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trial, 83 healthy adults with white blood cell counts of 4,000-8,000 cells/µL were participated and randomly assigned to take two capsules per day containing either 350 mg β-1,3-glucan or placebo...
February 2017: Nutrition Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192199/viral-hemorrhagic-septicemia-virus-glycoprotein-production-in-tobacco
#5
Nguyen-Quang-Duc Tien, Tae-Jung Kim, Tae-Geum Kim
Viral hemorrhagic septicemia virus (VHSV) causes mortality in numerous marine and freshwater fish species resulting in heavy losses in fish farming. The glycoprotein gene of VHSV was fused with the cholera toxin B subunit (CTB) and expressed transiently in leaf tissues of Nicotiana benthamiana via the agroinfiltration method. The glycoprotein gene was divided into two parts to improve assembly of CTB fusion proteins (CTB-VHSV99-235 and CTB-VHSV258-417). Production of CTB fusion proteins was confirmed in the agroinfiltrated leaf tissue by western blot analysis...
February 9, 2017: Protein Expression and Purification
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187824/expression-of-bacillus-thuringiensis-cytolytic-toxin-cyt2ca1-in-citrus-roots-to-control-diaprepes-abbreviatus-larvae
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Sulley Ben Mahmoud, John E Ramos, Robert G Shatters, David G Hall, Stephen L Lapointe, Randall P Niedz, Pierre Rougé, Ronald D Cave, Dov Borovsky
Diaprepes abbreviatus (L.) is an important pest of citrus in the USA. Currently, no effective management strategies of D. abbreviatus exist in citriculture, and new methods of control are desperately sought. To protect citrus against D. abbreviatus a transgenic citrus rootstock expressing Bacillus thuringiensis Cyt2Ca1, an insect toxin protein, was developed using Agrobacterium-mediated transformation of 'Carrizo' citrange [Citrus sinensis (L) Osbeck Poncirus trifoliate (L) Raf]. The transgenic citrus root stock expressed the cytolytic toxin Cyt2Ca1 constitutively under the control of a 35S promoter in the transgenic Carrizo citrange trifoliate hybrid including the roots that are the food source of larval D...
March 2017: Pesticide Biochemistry and Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167824/a-sugarcane-r2r3-myb-transcription-factor-gene-is-alternatively-spliced-during-drought-stress
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Jinlong Guo, Hui Ling, Jingjing Ma, Yun Chen, Yachun Su, Qingliang Lin, Shiwu Gao, Hengbo Wang, Youxiong Que, Liping Xu
MYB transcription factors of the R2R3-MYB family have been shown to play important roles in many plant processes. A sugarcane R2R3-MYB gene (ScMYB2) and its two alternative forms of transcript (ScMYB2S1 and ScMYB2S2) were identified in this study. The deduced protein of ScMYB2S1 is a typical plant R2R3-MYB protein, while ScMYB2S2 encodes a truncated protein. Real-time qPCR analysis revealed that ScMYB2S1 is suppressed under PEG-simulated drought stress in sugarcane, while ScMYB2S2 is induced at later treatment stage...
February 7, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167030/cloning-and-characterization-of-sidhn-a-novel-dehydrin-gene-from-saussurea-involucrata-kar-et-kir-that-enhances-cold-and-drought-tolerance-in-tobacco
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Xinyong Guo, Li Zhang, Jianbo Zhu, Hongling Liu, Aiying Wang
Saussurea involucrata Kar. et Kir. is a hardy, dicotyledonous plant featured by strong tolerance to severe stress conditions. In a previous study, we created a cDNA library to characterize genetic factors associated with the cold acclimation response of S. involucrata. The full-length cDNA of one dehydrin-like gene, SiDHN, was obtained by RT-PCR and the SiDHN gene was further characterized in this study. The full-length SiDHN cDNA consists of 703 base pairs (bp) with a 333bp open reading frame encoding a protein comprising 111 amino acid residues...
March 2017: Plant Science: An International Journal of Experimental Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165015/enhancing-the-biocatalytic-manufacture-of-the-key-intermediate-of-atorvastatin-by-focused-directed-evolution-of-halohydrin-dehalogenase
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Yu Luo, Yangzi Chen, Hongmin Ma, ZhenHua Tian, Yeqi Zhang, Jian Zhang
Halohydrin dehalogenases (HHDHs) are biocatalytically interesting enzymes due to their ability to form C-C, C-N, C-O, and C-S bonds. One of most important application of HHDH was the protein engineering of HheC (halohydrin dehalogenase from Agrobacterium radiobacter AD1) for the industrial manufacturing of ethyl (R)-4-cyano-3-hydroxybutanoate (HN), a key chiral synthon of a cholesterol-lowering drug of atorvastatin. During our development of an alternative, more efficient and economic route for chemo-enzymatic preparation of the intermediate of atorvastatin, we found that the HheC2360 previously reported for HN manufacture, had insufficient activity for the cyanolysis production of tert-butyl (3 R,5 S)-6-cyano-3,5-dihydroxyhexanoate (A7)...
February 6, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159628/a-comparison-of-agrobacterium-mediated-transformation-and-protoplast-mediated-transformation-with-crispr-cas9-and-bipartite-gene-targeting-substrates-as-effective-gene-targeting-tools-for-aspergillus-carbonarius
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István Weyda, Lei Yang, Jesper Vang, Birgitte K Ahring, Mette Lübeck, Peter S Lübeck
In recent years, versatile genetic tools have been developed and applied to a number of filamentous fungi of industrial importance. However, the existing techniques have limitations when it comes to achieve the desired genetic modifications, especially for efficient gene targeting. In this study, we used Aspergillus carbonarius as a host strain due to its potential as a cell factory, and compared three gene targeting techniques by disrupting the ayg1 gene involved in the biosynthesis of conidial pigment in A...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Microbiological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155188/inducible-expression-of-bs2-r-gene-from-capsicum-chacoense-in-sweet-orange-citrus-sinensis-l-osbeck-confers-enhanced-resistance-to-citrus-canker-disease
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Lorena Noelia Sendín, Ingrid Georgina Orce, Rocío Liliana Gómez, Ramón Enrique, Carlos Froilán Grellet Bournonville, Aldo Sergio Noguera, Adrián Alberto Vojnov, María Rosa Marano, Atilio Pedro Castagnaro, María Paula Filippone
Transgenic expression of the pepper Bs2 gene confers resistance to Xanthomonas campestris pv. vesicatoria (Xcv) pathogenic strains which contain the avrBs2 avirulence gene in susceptible pepper and tomato varieties. The avrBs2 gene is highly conserved among members of the Xanthomonas genus, and the avrBs2 of Xcv shares 96% homology with the avrBs2 of Xanthomonas citri subsp. citri (Xcc), the causal agent of citrus canker disease. A previous study showed that the transient expression of pepper Bs2 in lemon leaves reduced canker formation and induced plant defence mechanisms...
February 2, 2017: Plant Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155116/re-sequencing-transgenic-plants-revealed-rearrangements-at-t-dna-inserts-and-integration-of-a-short-t-dna-fragment-but-no-increase-of-small-mutations-elsewhere
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Henk J Schouten, Henri Vande Geest, Sofia Papadimitriou, Marian Bemer, Jan G Schaart, Marinus J M Smulders, Gabino Sanchez Perez, Elio Schijlen
Transformation resulted in deletions and translocations at T-DNA inserts, but not in genome-wide small mutations. A tiny T-DNA splinter was detected that probably would remain undetected by conventional techniques. We investigated to which extent Agrobacterium tumefaciens-mediated transformation is mutagenic, on top of inserting T-DNA. To prevent mutations due to in vitro propagation, we applied floral dip transformation of Arabidopsis thaliana. We re-sequenced the genomes of five primary transformants, and compared these to genomic sequences derived from a pool of four wild-type plants...
February 2, 2017: Plant Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150172/overexpression-of-the-ascorbate-peroxidase-gene-from-eggplant-and-sponge-gourd-enhances-flood-tolerance-in-transgenic-arabidopsis
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Chih-Ming Chiang, Chiu-Chen Chen, Shi-Peng Chen, Kuan-Hung Lin, Li-Ru Chen, Yu-Huei Su, His-Cheng Yen
Previously, we found that the flood resistance of eggplant (Solanum melongena) and sponge gourd (Luffa cylindrica) enhanced ascorbate peroxidase (APX) activity under flooding, and consequently, both the SmAPX and LcAPX genes were cloned. In this study, the SmAPX and LcAPX genes were transferred under a ubiquitin promoter to Arabidopsis (At) via Agrobacterium tumefaciens. The expression and amount of APX and APX activities of the SmAPX and LcAPX transgenic lines were significantly higher than those of non-transgenic (NT) plants under a waterlogged condition...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Plant Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28141855/the-signal-peptide-like-segment-of-hpaxm-is-required-for-its-association-to-the-cell-wall-in-transgenic-tobacco-plants
#14
Le Li, Weiguo Miao, Wenbo Liu, Shujian Zhang
Harpins, encoded by hrp (hypersensitive response and pathogenicity) genes of Gram-negative plant pathogens, are elicitors of hypersensitive response (HR). HpaXm is a novel harpin-like protein described from cotton leaf blight bacteria, Xanthomonas citri subsp. malvacearum-a synonym of X. campestris pv. malvacearum (Smith 1901-1978). A putative signal peptide (1-MNSLNTQIGANSSFL-15) of hpaXm was predicted in the nitroxyl-terminal (N-terminal)by SignalP (SignalP 3.0 server). Here, we explored the function of the N-terminal leader peptide like segment of hpaXm using transgenic tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum cv...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28137207/patent-survey-of-resveratrol-taxol-podophyllotoxin-withanolides-and-their-derivatives-used-in-anticancer-therapy
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Krishnadas Nandagopal, Shreya Routh
BACKGROUND: Resveratrol, taxol, podophyllotoxin, withanolides and their derivatives find applications in anti-cancer therapy. They are plant-derived compounds whose chemical structures and synthesis limit their natural availability and restrict a large-scale industrial production. Hence, their production by various biotechnological approaches may hold promise for a continuous and reliable mode of supply. OBJECTIVE: We review process and product patents in this regard...
January 27, 2017: Recent Patents on Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134593/agrobacteria-enhance-plant-defense-against-root-knot-nematodes-on-tomato
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Janja Lamovšek, Barbara Gerič Stare, Irena Mavrič Pleško, Saša Širca, Gregor Urek
The increased incidence of the crown gall disease caused by Agrobacterium tumefaciens has long been associated with activities of root-knot nematodes, Meloidogyne spp. Pot experiments on tomato were designed to assess plant vitality, nematode reproduction and crown gall incidence in combined infection with Agrobacterium and Meloidogyne on tomato roots. Results suggest that tomato plants infected with pathogenic A. tumefaciens two days before the nematodes show enhanced plant defense against M. ethiopica resulting in lower egg and gall counts on roots 45 and 90 days post inoculation (dpi); no significantly enhanced defense was observed when the plant was inoculated with bacteria and nematodes at the same time...
January 30, 2017: Phytopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28132145/agrobacterium-mediated-transformation-of-leaf-base-segments
#17
Sebastian Gasparis
Agrobacterium-mediated transformation has become a routine method of genetic engineering of cereals, gradually replacing the biolistic protocols. Simple integration patterns of transgenic loci, decent transformation efficiency, and technical simplicity are the main advantages offered by this method. Here we present a detailed protocol for the production of transgenic oat plants by Agrobacterium-mediated transformation of leaf base segments. The use of leaf explants as target tissues for transformation and in vitro regeneration of transgenic plants may be a good alternative for genotypes which are not susceptible to regeneration from immature or mature embryos...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28128415/transfer-and-expression-of-the-rabbit-defensin-np-1-gene-in-lettuce-lactuca-sativa
#18
D Song, X Xiong, W F Tu, W Yao, H W Liang, F J Chen, Z Q He
Lettuce (Lactuca sativa L.) is an annual plant of the daisy family, Asteraceae, with high food and medicinal value. However, the crop is susceptible to several viruses that are transmitted by aphids and is highly vulnerable to post-harvest diseases, as well as insect and mammal pests and fungal and bacterial diseases. Here, the rabbit defensin gene NP-1 was transferred into lettuce by Agrobacterium-mediated transformation to obtain a broad-spectrum disease-resistant lettuce. Transgenic lettuce plants were selected and regenerated on selective media...
January 23, 2017: Genetics and Molecular Research: GMR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28128323/an-oxidoreductase-aioe-is-responsible-for-bacterial-arsenite-oxidation-and-resistance
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Qian Wang, Yushan Han, Kaixiang Shi, Xia Fan, Lu Wang, Mingshun Li, Gejiao Wang
Previously, we found that arsenite (As(III)) oxidation could improve the generation of ATP/NADH to support the growth of Agrobacterium tumefaciens GW4. In this study, we found that aioE is induced by As(III) and located in the arsenic island near the As(III) oxidase genes aioBA and co-transcripted with the arsenic resistant genes arsR1-arsC1-arsC2-acr3-1. AioE belongs to TrkA family corresponding the electron transport function with the generation of NADH and H(+). An aioE in-frame deletion strain showed a null As(III) oxidation and a reduced As(III) resistance, while a cytC mutant only reduced As(III) oxidation efficiency...
January 27, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28127400/t-6b-allocates-more-assimilation-product-for-oil-synthesis-and-less-for-polysaccharide-synthesis-during-the-seed-development-of-arabidopsis-thaliana
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Yunkai Jin, Jia Hu, Xun Liu, Ying Ruan, Chuanxin Sun, Chunlin Liu
BACKGROUND: As an Agrobacterium tumefaciens T-DNA oncogene, T-6b induces the development of tumors and the enation syndrome in vegetative tissues of transgenic plants. Most of these effects are related to increases in soluble sugar contents. To verify the potential roles of T-6b in the distribution of carbon in developing seeds, not in vegetative tissues, we fused an endosperm-specific promoter to the T-6b gene for expression in transgenic Arabidopsis thaliana plants. RESULTS: The expression of T-6b in reproductive organs did not induce the development of the enation syndrome, and moreover, promoted endosperm expansion, which increased the total seed biomass by more than 10%...
2017: Biotechnology for Biofuels
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