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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330293/effect-of-reduced-plant-height-on-drought-tolerance-in-rice
#1
Asadollah Ahmadikhah, Amir Marufinia
Drought stress due to water deficit is a major problem of rice cultivation as a most drought-sensitive crop plant. A rice mutant line (MT58) was developed after mutagenesis of cv. Neda by ethyl methane sulfonate (EMS) and selected for dwarfism (18 cm shorter than Neda). The extent of its molecular changes relative to parental cultivar was assessed by SSR and ISSR markers, and the response of the line along with parental cultivar and another mutant line (MTA) to mild and severe water deficit, was evaluated in a field experiment...
December 2016: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330167/genetic-characterization-of-moroccan-and-the-exotic-bread-wheat-cultivars-using-functional-and-random-dna-markers-linked-to-the-agronomic-traits-for-genomics-assisted-improvement
#2
Fatima Henkrar, Jamal El-Haddoury, Hassan Ouabbou, Najib Bendaou, Sripada M Udupa
Genetic characterization, diversity analysis and estimate of the genetic relationship among varieties using functional and random DNA markers linked to agronomic traits can provide relevant guidelines in selecting parents and designing new breeding strategies for marker-assisted wheat cultivar improvement. Here, we characterize 20 Moroccan and 19 exotic bread wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) cultivars using 47 functional and 7 linked random DNA markers associated with 21 loci of the most important traits for wheat breeding...
June 2016: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321231/jcdreb2-a-physic-nut-ap2-erf-gene-alters-plant-growth-and-salinity-stress-responses-in-transgenic-rice
#3
Yuehui Tang, Kun Liu, Ju Zhang, Xiaoli Li, Kedong Xu, Yi Zhang, Jing Qi, Deshui Yu, Jian Wang, Chengwei Li
Transcription factors of the AP2/ERF family play important roles in plant growth, development, and responses to biotic and abiotic stresses. In this study, a physic nut AP2/ERF gene, JcDREB2, was functionally characterized. Real-time PCR analysis revealed that JcDREB2 was expressed mainly in the leaf and could be induced by abscisic acid but suppressed by gibberellin (GA) and salt. Transient expression of a JcDREB2-YFP fusion protein in Arabidopsis protoplasts cells suggested that JcDREB2 is localized in the nucleus...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320095/dt-13-a-saponin-monomer-13-of-the-dwarf-lilyturf-tuber-synergized-with-vinorelbine-to-induce-mitotic-arrest-via-activation-of-erk-signaling-pathway-in-nci-h1299-cells
#4
Hongyang Li, Li Sun, Hang Li, Xiaodan Lv, Herve Semukunzi, Ruiming Li, Jun Yu, Shengtao Yuan, Sensen Lin
Vinorelbine (NVB) is a semi-synthetic vinca alkaloid that is approved for the clinical therapy of lung cancer. However, the clinical application of NVB was limited because of the acquisition of resistance and inacceptable toxicity. Therefore, it is of great interest to develop low-cytotoxic drugs that can synergize with NVB. DT-13, a saponin monomer 13 of the Dwarf lilyturf tuber, showed inhibitory effects on tumor metastasis and angiogenesis in the previous studies. Here, we found that DT-13 combined with NVB exhibited synergistic effect to inhibit the cell proliferation in human lung cancer NCI-H1299 cells rather than human embryonic lung fibroblasts WI-38...
March 16, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319670/identification-of-candidate-genes-for-the-seed-coat-colour-change-in-a-brachypodium-distachyon-mutant-induced-by-gamma-radiation-using-whole-genome-re-sequencing
#5
Man Bo Lee, Dae Yeon Kim, Yong Weon Seo
Brachypodium distachyon has been proposed as a model plant for agriculturally important cereal crops such as wheat and barley. Seed coat colour change from brown-red to yellow was observed in a mutant line (142-3) of B. distachyon, which was induced by chronic gamma radiation. In addition, dwarf phenotypes were observed in each of the lines 142-3, 421-2, and 1376-1. In order to identify causal mutations for the seed coat colour change, the three mutant lines and the wild type were subjected to whole-genome re-sequencing...
March 20, 2017: Genome Génome / Conseil National de Recherches Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317109/what-if-plant-functional-types-conceal-species-specific-responses-to-environment-study-on-arctic-shrub-communities
#6
Patrick Saccone, Kristiina Hoikka, Risto Virtanen
Plant functional types (PFT) are increasingly used to outline biome-scale plant-environment relationship and predict global change effects on community structure. However, the potentials and limitations of the PFT approach have to be tested as they can be less sensitive than trait-based or species-level approaches. Here, we compare the responses of deciduous-evergreen shrub PFTs and species to gradual snow-related environmental conditions by also considering effects of aboveground architectural traits and neighboring shrubs...
March 19, 2017: Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303144/the-cytochrome-p450-gene-cscyp85a1-is-a-putative-candidate-for-super-compact-1-scp-1-plant-architecture-mutation-in-cucumber-cucumis-sativus-l
#7
Hui Wang, Wanqing Li, Yaguang Qin, Yupeng Pan, Xiaofeng Wang, Yiqun Weng, Peng Chen, Yuhong Li
The dwarf or compact plant architecture is an important trait in plant breeding. A number of genes controlling plant height have been cloned and functionally characterized which often involve in biosynthesis or signaling of plant hormones such as brassinosteroids (BRs). No genes for plant height or vine length have been cloned in cucurbit crops (family Cucurbitaceae). From an EMS-induced mutagenesis population, we identified a super compact (SCP) mutant C257 which was extremely dwarf due to practically no internode elongation...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299839/effect-of-cation-anion-balance-in-feed-on-urine-ph-in-rabbits-in-comparison-with-other-species
#8
F Heer, B Dobenecker, E Kienzle
In the present investigation, the impact of diet composition on urine pH in rabbits was compared with previous studies on rabbits, cats, dogs, pigs and horses. A total of 13 dwarf rabbits were fed six different diets with a cation-anion balance (CAB) between -39 and +320 mmol/kg dry matter (DM) using ammonium chloride (NH4 Cl) as an acidifier. CAB was calculated as follows: CAB (mmol/kg DM) = 49.9*Ca + 82.3*Mg +43.5*Na + 25.6*K - 59*P - 62.4*S - 28.2*Cl; minerals in g/kg DM. Urine, faeces and blood were collected...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275156/the-importance-of-staying-small
#9
Christopher Hine
Long-lived and cancer-resistant adult dwarf rodents have enhanced DNA repair capacity due to decreased GH/IGF-1 signaling during peripubertal development.
March 8, 2017: Science Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273925/sorghum-dw1-positively-regulates-brassinosteroid-signaling-by-inhibiting-the-nuclear-localization-of-brassinosteroid-insensitive-2
#10
Ko Hirano, Mayuko Kawamura, Satoko Araki-Nakamura, Haruka Fujimoto, Kozue Ohmae-Shinohara, Miki Yamaguchi, Akihiro Fujii, Hiroaki Sasaki, Shigemitsu Kasuga, Takashi Sazuka
Semi-dwarf traits have been widely introgressed into cereal crops to improve lodging resistance. In sorghum (Sorghum bicolor L. Moench), four major unlinked dwarfing genes, Dw1-Dw4, have been introduced to reduce plant height, and among them, Dw3 and Dw1 have been cloned. Dw3 encodes a gene involved in auxin transport, whereas, Dw1 was recently isolated and identified as a gene encoding a protein of unknown function. In this study, we show that DW1 is a novel component of brassinosteroid (BR) signaling. Sorghum possessing the mutated allele of Dw1 (dw1), showed similar phenotypes to rice BR-deficient mutants, such as reduced lamina joint bending, attenuated skotomorphogenesis, and insensitivity against feedback regulation of BR-related genes...
December 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271353/magnetic-biomonitoring-of-roadside-pollution-in-the-restricted-midagahara-area-of-mt-tateyama-toyama-japan
#11
Kazuo Kawasaki, Keiji Horikawa, Hideo Sakai
Magnetic biomonitoring techniques and in situ topsoil magnetic susceptibility measurements have been shown to be rapid, cost-effective, and useful methods for investigating roadside pollution. However, combustible vegetation in samples makes it very difficult to use them in high-temperature magnetic experiments although the thermal alteration of spontaneous magnetization is a fundamental magnetic property and can be used to identify reliably the magnetic minerals. Here, we report the first magnetic biomonitoring results of dust deposited on plant leaves along the Tateyama-Kurobe Alpine route at the highly protected Midagahara wetland areas of Mt...
March 7, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270913/effects-of-environmental-features-and-sport-hunting-on-caribou-migration-in-northwestern-alaska
#12
Timothy J Fullman, Kyle Joly, Andrew Ackerman
BACKGROUND: Ungulate movements are influenced by a variety of biotic and abiotic factors, which may affect connectivity between key resource areas and seasonal ranges. In northwestern Alaska, one important question regarding human impacts on ungulate movement involves caribou (Rangifer tarandus) response to autumn hunting and related aircraft activity. While concerns have been voiced by local hunters about the influence of transporter aircraft and non-local sport hunters, there has been little quantitative analysis of the effects of hunter activity on caribou movement...
2017: Movement Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28263320/insect-symbiotic-bacteria-harbour-viral-pathogens-for-transovarial-transmission
#13
Dongsheng Jia, Qianzhuo Mao, Yong Chen, Yuyan Liu, Qian Chen, Wei Wu, Xiaofeng Zhang, Hongyan Chen, Yi Li, Taiyun Wei
Many insects, including mosquitoes, planthoppers, aphids and leafhoppers, are the hosts of bacterial symbionts and the vectors for transmitting viral pathogens(1-3). In general, symbiotic bacteria can indirectly affect viral transmission by enhancing immunity and resistance to viruses in insects(3-5). Whether symbiotic bacteria can directly interact with the virus and mediate its transmission has been unknown. Here, we show that an insect symbiotic bacterium directly harbours a viral pathogen and mediates its transovarial transmission to offspring...
March 6, 2017: Nature Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262855/studies-on-zinc-and-copper-ion-in-relation-to-wound-healing-in-male-and-female-west-african-dwarf-goats
#14
COMPARATIVE STUDY
A K Olaifa, S T Fadason
Wound healing remains a challenging clinical problem for which precise and efficient management is essential in order to curtail morbidity and mortality. Wound healing has been shown to depend upon the availability of appropriate trace elements like copper and zinc which serve as enzyme cofactors and structural components in tissue repair. This study aims at evaluating the distribution of zinc and copper found in the hair as well as skin during epidermal wound healing. Adult and healthy West African dwarf (WAD) goats of both sexes fed with concentrate, grass, cassava peel and water ad libitum were used...
March 6, 2017: Nigerian Journal of Physiological Sciences: Official Publication of the Physiological Society of Nigeria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28254777/the-maize-mid-complementing-activity-homolog-cell-number-regulator13-narrow-odd-dwarf-coordinates-organ-growth-and-tissue-patterning
#15
Marisa Rosa, Maria Jazmin Abraham-Juarez, Michael W Lewis, João Pedro Fonseca, Wang Tian, Vicente Ramirez, Sheng Luan, Markus Pauly, Sarah Hake
Organogenesis occurs through cell division, expansion, and differentiation. How these cellular processes are coordinated remains elusive. The maize (Zea mays) leaf provides a robust system to study cellular differentiation due to its distinct tissues and cell types. The narrow odd dwarf (nod) mutant displays defects at both the cellular and tissue level that increase in severity throughout growth. nod mutant leaves have reduced size due to fewer and smaller cells compared to wild type. The juvenile-to-adult transition is delayed and proximal distal-patterning is abnormal in this mutant...
March 2, 2017: Plant Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28250102/sex-pheromone-of-a-coccoid-insect-with-sexual-and-asexual-lineages-fate-of-an-ancestrally-essential-sexual-signal-in-parthenogenetic-females
#16
Jun Tabata, Ryoko T Ichiki, Chie Moromizato, Kenji Mori
Sex pheromones play a central role in intersexual communication for reproduction in many organisms. Particularly in insects, reproductive isolation that leads to speciation is often achieved by shifts of pheromone chemistries. However, the divergence and evolution of pheromones remain largely unknown. This study reveals a unique evolutionary consequence for terpenoid pheromones in coccoid insects. Coccoids, such as mealybugs, show clear sexual dimorphism: males are dwarf and short-lived, whereas females are wingless and almost immobile...
March 2017: Journal of the Royal Society, Interface
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28249731/adult-wheel-access-interaction-with-activity-and-boldness-personality-in-siberian-dwarf-hamsters-phodopus-sungorus
#17
L Leann Kanda, Amir Abdulhay, Caitlin Erickson
Individual animal personalities interact with environmental conditions to generate differences in behavior, a phenomenon of growing interest for understanding the effects of environmental enrichment on captive animals. Wheels are common environmental enrichment for laboratory rodents, but studies conflict on how this influences behavior, and interaction of wheels with individual personalities has rarely been examined. We examined whether wheel access altered personality profiles in adult Siberian dwarf hamsters...
February 27, 2017: Behavioural Processes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28246038/the-wheat-mutant-della-encoding-gene-rht-b1c-affects-plant-photosynthetic-responses-to-cadmium-stress
#18
Anelia G Dobrikova, Ekaterina K Yotsova, Andreas Börner, Svetlana P Landjeva, Emilia L Apostolova
Тhe sensitivity to cadmium (Cd) stress of two near-isogenic wheat lines with differences at the Rht-B1 locus, Rht-B1a (tall wild type, encoding DELLA proteins) and Rht-B1c (dwarf mutant, encoding modified DELLA proteins), was investigated. The effects of 100 μM CdCl2 on plant growth, pigment content and functional activity of the photosynthetic apparatus of wheat seedlings grown on a nutrient solution were evaluated through a combination of PAM chlorophyll fluorescence, oxygen evolution, oxidation-reduction kinetics of P700 and 77 K fluorescence...
February 20, 2017: Plant Physiology and Biochemistry: PPB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28242763/eukaryotic-translation-initiation-factor-4g-eif4g-coordinates-interactions-with-eif4a-eif4b-and-eif4e-in-binding-and-translation-of-the-barley-yellow-dwarf-virus-3-cap-independent-translation-element-bte
#19
Pei Zhao, Qiao Liu, W Allen Miller, Dixie J Goss
Barley yellow dwarf virus (BYDV) RNA, lacking a 5' cap and a 3'poly(A) tail, contains a cap-independent translation element (BTE) in the 3'untranslated region that interacts with host translation initiation factor eIF4G. To determine how eIF4G recruits the mRNA, three eIF4G deletion mutants were constructed: (i) eIF4G601-1196, containing amino acids 601-1196, including the putative BTE-binding region, and binding domains for eIF4E, eIF4A, eIF4B; (ii) eIF4G601-1488, which contains an additional C-terminal eIF4A-binding domain; and (iii) eIF4G742-1196, which lacks the eIF4E-binding site...
February 27, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241456/evaluation-of-rice-resistance-to-southern-rice-black-streaked-dwarf-virus-and-rice-ragged-stunt-virus-through-combined-field-tests-quantitative-real-time-pcr-and-proteome-analysis
#20
Zhenchao Wang, Lu Yu, Linhong Jin, Wenli Wang, Qi Zhao, Longlu Ran, Xiangyang Li, Zhuo Chen, Rong Guo, Yongtian Wei, Zhongcheng Yang, Enlong Liu, Deyu Hu, Baoan Song
Diseases caused by southern rice black-streaked dwarf virus (SRBSDV) and rice ragged stunt virus (RRSV) considerably decrease grain yield. Therefore, determining rice cultivars with high resistance to SRBSDV and RRSV is necessary. In this study, rice cultivars with high resistance to SRBSDV and RRSV were evaluated through field trials in Shidian and Mangshi county, Yunnan province, China. SYBR Green I-based quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR) analysis was used to quantitatively detect virus gene expression levels in different rice varieties...
February 22, 2017: Viruses
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