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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445514/the-complexity-underlying-invasiveness-precludes-the-identification-of-invasive-traits-a-comparative-study-of-invasive-and-non-invasive-heterocarpic-atriplex-congeners
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Jana Doudová, Jan Douda, Bohumil Mandák
Heterocarpy enables species to effectively spread under unfavourable conditions by producing two or more types of fruit differing in ecological characteristics. Although it is frequent in annuals occupying disturbed habitats that are vulnerable to invasion, there is still a lack of congeneric studies addressing the importance of heterocarpy for species invasion success. We compared two pairs of heterocarpic Atriplex species, each of them comprising one invasive and one non-invasive non-native congener. In two common garden experiments, we (i) simulated the influence of different levels of nutrients and population density on plants grown from different types of fruits and examined several traits that are generally positively associated with invasion success, and (ii) grew plants in a replacement series experiment to evaluate resource partitioning between them and to compare their competitive ability...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445513/dietary-patterns-and-all-cause-cancer-and-cardiovascular-disease-mortality-in-japanese-men-and-women-the-japan-public-health-center-based-prospective-study
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Akiko Nanri, Tetsuya Mizoue, Taichi Shimazu, Junko Ishihara, Ribeka Takachi, Mitsuhiko Noda, Hiroyasu Iso, Shizuka Sasazuki, Norie Sawada, Shoichiro Tsugane
OBJECTIVE: A meta-analysis showed an inverse association of a prudent/healthy dietary pattern with all-cause mortality and no association of a western/unhealthy dietary pattern. However, the association of distinctive dietary patterns of Japanese population with mortality remains unclear. We prospectively investigated the association between dietary patterns and all-cause, cancer, and cardiovascular disease mortality among Japanese adults. METHODS: Participants were 36,737 men and 44,983 women aged 45-74 years who participated in the second survey of the Japan Public Health Center-based Prospective Study (1995-1998) and who had no history of serious disease...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445445/cardioprotective-effects-of-malvidin-against-isoproterenol-induced-myocardial-infarction-in-rats-a-mechanistic-study
#3
Hui Wei, Hui Li, Shu-Ping Wan, Qiu-Tang Zeng, Long-Xian Cheng, Li-Li Jiang, Yu-Dong Peng
BACKGROUND Malvidin (alvidin-3-glucoside) is a polyphenol that belongs to the class of natural anthocyanin, which is abundantly found in red wines, colored fruits, and the skin of red grapes. Therefore, the current investigation was intended to evaluate the effect of malvidin against myocardial infarction induced by isoproterenol in the rats. MATERIAL AND METHODS The cardioprotective effects was assessed by determining the effect of malvidin on the activities of endogenous antioxidants - catalase (CAT), superoxide dismutase (SOD), and glutathione peroxidase (GSH) - and on the levels of lipid peroxidation and serum marker enzymes...
April 26, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445407/application-of-uhplc-esi-q-tof-ms-to-identify-multiple-constituents-in-processed-products-of-the-herbal-medicine-ligustri-lucidi-fructus
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Hui Li, Weifeng Yao, Qinan Liu, Jia Xu, Beihua Bao, Mingqiu Shan, Yudan Cao, Fangfang Cheng, Anwei Ding, Li Zhang
Ligustri Lucidi Fructus (LLF), the fruit of Ligustrum lucidum Ait. (Oleaceae), has been used as a common herbal medicine in clinical practice in China for nearly 2000 years. In most cases, LLF is prescribed in decoctions in the form of processed products rather than crude drugs. In this study, an ultra-high performance liquid chromatography coupled with electrospray ionization-quadrupole-time of flight-mass spectrometry (UHPLC-ESI-Q-TOF-MS) method was established for rapid separation and identification of multiple constituents in the 80% methanol extract of processed-LLF...
April 26, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445050/involvement-of-wrky-transcription-factors-in-aba-induced-cold-tolerance-of-banana-fruit
#5
Dong-Lan Luo, Liang-Jie Ba, Wei Shan, Jian-Fei Kuang, Wang-Jin Lu, Jian-Ye Chen
Phytohormone abscisic acid (ABA) and plant-specific WRKY transcription factors (TFs) have been implicated to play important roles in various stress responses. The involvement of WRKY TFs in ABA-mediated cold tolerance of economical fruits, such as banana fruit, however remains largely unknown. Here, we reported that ABA application could induce expressions of ABA biosynthesis-related genes MaNCED1 and MaNCED2, increase endogenous ABA contents and thereby enhance cold tolerance in banana fruit. Four banana fruit WRKY TFs, designated as MaWRKY31, MaWRKY33, MaWRKY60, and MaWRKY71, were identified and characterized...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444796/determination-of-volatile-flavour-profiles-of-citrus-spp-fruits-by-sde-gc-ms-and-enantiomeric-composition-of-chiral-compounds-by-mdgc-ms
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Joon Ho Hong, Naeem Khan, Nargis Jamila, Young Shin Hong, Eun Yeong Nho, Ji Yeon Choi, Cheong Mi Lee, Kyong Su Kim
INTRODUCTION: Citrus fruits are known to have characteristic enantiomeric key compounds biosynthesised by highly stereoselective enzymatic mechanisms. In the past, evaluation of the enantiomeric ratios of chiral compounds in fruits has been applied as an effective indicator of adulteration by the addition of synthetic compounds or natural components of different botanical origin. OBJECTIVE: To analyse the volatile flavour compounds of Citrus junos Sieb. ex Tanaka (yuzu), Citrus limon BURM...
April 25, 2017: Phytochemical Analysis: PCA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444791/trialling-nutrient-recommendations-for-slow-lorises-nycticebus-spp-based-on-wild-feeding-ecology
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F Cabana, E Dierenfeld, W Wirdateti, G Donati, K A I Nekaris
Slow loris (Nycticebus spp.) captive diets have been based on routine and anecdotes rather than scientific fact. The growing body of evidence contradicts the high fruit diet supported by such anecdotes. Non-human primate nutrient requirements are grouped into new (based on the common marmoset Callithrix jacchus) or old world (based on rhesus macaques Macaca mulatta) primates. Slow lorises are known to suffer from many health ailments in captivity such as dental disease, obesity, wasting and kidney issues all of which have been linked to diet...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444601/somatic-embryogenesis-from-bud-and-leaf-explants-of-date-palm-phoenix-dactylifera-l-cv-najda
#8
Mouaad Amine Mazri, Ilham Belkoura, Reda Meziani, Boutaïna Mokhless, Souad Nour
An efficient regeneration system through somatic embryogenesis was developed for date palm cv. Najda. Adventitious bud and proximal leaf segments cultured on Murashige and Skoog (MS) medium supplemented with various combinations of auxins and cytokinins induced embryogenesis after at least 6 months of culture. Somatic embryogenesis induction seemed correlated with the type of the explant, the induction period and the auxin used. The highest rate of somatic embryogenesis (86.0%) was obtained on bud explants cultured on MS medium supplemented with 45...
May 2017: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444589/ripening-improves-the-content-of-carotenoid-%C3%AE-tocopherol-and-polyunsaturated-fatty-acids-in-tomato-solanum-lycopersicum-l-fruits
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Ramesh Kumar Saini, Ahmad Jawid Zamany, Young-Soo Keum
The tomato fruits during different stages of ripening have been extensively characterized for nutritionally important bioactives; however, changes in fatty acid composition are not available. Thus, in the present study, changes in fatty acid, along with carotenoid and α-tocopherol, were studied during the six stages of ripening. Fruits were harvested at the green, breaker, turning, pink, light red, and red stages, which occurred at means of 30, 35, 40, 46, 50, and 55 days after anthesis (DAE), respectively...
May 2017: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444565/technological-applications-of-organo-montmorillonites-in-the-removal-of-pyrimethanil-from-water-adsorption-desorption-and-flocculation-studies
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Federico M Flores, Tomas Undabeytia, Esmeralda Morillo, Rosa M Torres Sánchez
Pyrimethanil (2-aniline-4, 6-dimethylpyrimidine, PRM) is used in fruit packing plants to control fungal infections and diseases. The effluents greatly polluted with this fungicide, as a point source contamination, need to be technologically treated for their regeneration before they reach water bodies. This work evaluates the use of organo-montmorillonites, synthetized in our laboratory, for their application in adsorption and coagulation/flocculation processes for the removal of PRM from water. The adsorption-desorption performance of PRM in a raw montmorillonite (Mt) and several organo-montmorillonites (organo-Mt) obtained by different amounts and types of exchanged surfactants (octadecyltrimethylammonium (ODTMA) and didodecyldimethylammonium (DDAB) bromides and benzyltrimethylammonium chloride (BTMA)) was studied...
April 25, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444444/bioinformatic-and-expression-analyses-on-carotenoid-dioxygenase-genes-in-fruit-development-and-abiotic-stress-responses-in-fragaria-vesca
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Yong Wang, Guanqun Ding, Tingting Gu, Jing Ding, Yi Li
Carotenoid dioxygenases, including 9-cis-epoxycarotenoid dioxygenases (NCEDs) and carotenoid cleavage dioxygenases (CCDs), can selectively cleave carotenoids into various apocarotenoid products that play important roles in fleshy fruit development and abiotic stress response. In this study, we identified 12 carotenoid dioxygenase genes in diploid strawberry Fragaria vesca, and explored their evolution with orthologous genes from nine other species. Phylogenetic analyses suggested that the NCED and CCDL groups moderately expanded during their evolution, whereas gene numbers of the CCD1, CCD4, CCD7, and CCD8 groups maintained conserved...
April 25, 2017: Molecular Genetics and Genomics: MGG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444365/evaluation-of-attractants-for-monitoring-drosophila-suzukii-diptera-drosophilidae
#12
Andrew J Frewin, Justin Renkema, Hannah Fraser, Rebecca H Hallett
Drosophila suzukii Matsumura is an economically important pest of soft and small fruit crops. Unlike other drosophilid flies, D. suzukii is capable of infesting ripe and partially ripe fruit, which poses a significant pest management challenge, as there is no tolerance for infested or damaged fruit in the marketplace. As a result, producers in many regions rely on calendar-scheduled insecticide applications for D. suzukii management. In order to develop an integrated pest management approach, better tools for monitoring adult fly populations are needed...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Economic Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444347/fluxomics-links-cellular-functional-analyses-to-whole-plant-phenotyping
#13
Christophe Salon, Jean-Christophe Avice, Sophie Colombié, Martine Dieuaide-Noubhani, Karine Gallardo, Christian Jeudy, Alain Ourry, Marion Prudent, Anne-Sophie Voisin, Dominique Rolin
Fluxes through metabolic pathways reflect the integration of genetic and metabolic regulations. While it is attractive to measure all the mRNAs (transcriptome), all the proteins (proteome), and a large number of the metabolites (metabolome) in a given cellular system, linking and integrating this information remains difficult. Measurement of metabolome-wide fluxes (termed the fluxome) provides an integrated functional output of the cell machinery and a better tool to link functional analyses to plant phenotyping...
April 22, 2017: Journal of Experimental Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444314/cold-disinfestation-of-hass-avocado-persia-americana-of-three-species-of-fruit-fly-diptera-tephritidae-ceratitis-capitata-ceratitis-rosa-and-ceratitis-cosyra
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A B Ware, C L N du Toit
The avocado industry is important in South Africa, but access to certain markets is impeded by the presence of phytosanitary pests. One of the ways of securing entry to these markets is to demonstrate that a mitigating treatment will result in there being a negligible chance of accidental importation. In cold treatment comparative studies at 0 °C and 2 °C of immature stages of Ceratitis capitata (Wiedemann), Ceratitis rosa Karsch, and Ceratitis cosyra (Walker) in "Hass" avocado, the third instar of C...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Economic Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444235/right-hemisphere-structural-adaptation-and-changing-language-skills-years-after-left-hemisphere-stroke
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Thomas M H Hope, Alex P Leff, Susan Prejawa, Rachel Bruce, Zula Haigh, Louise Lim, Sue Ramsden, Marion Oberhuber, Philipp Ludersdorfer, Jenny Crinion, Mohamed L Seghier, Cathy J Price
Stroke survivors with acquired language deficits are commonly thought to reach a 'plateau' within a year of stroke onset, after which their residual language skills will remain stable. Nevertheless, there have been reports of patients who appear to recover over years. Here, we analysed longitudinal change in 28 left-hemisphere stroke patients, each more than a year post-stroke when first assessed-testing each patient's spoken object naming skills and acquiring structural brain scans twice. Some of the patients appeared to improve over time while others declined; both directions of change were associated with, and predictable given, structural adaptation in the intact right hemisphere of the brain...
April 24, 2017: Brain: a Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443492/consumption-of-healthy-foods-and-associated-socio-demographic-factors-among-russian-somali-and-kurdish-immigrants-in-finland
#16
Folasade A Adebayo, Suvi T Itkonen, Päivikki Koponen, Ritva Prättälä, Tommi Härkänen, Christel Lamberg-Allardt, Maijaliisa Erkkola
AIMS: We evaluated the consumption of healthy foods among Russian, Somali and Kurdish immigrants in Finland, and examined the relationship between socio-demographic factors and food consumption. METHODS: We used data from the Migrant Health and Wellbeing Study (Maamu), a population-based health interview and examination survey in six different municipalities in Finland between 2010 and 2012. Altogether, 635 men and 737 women, aged 18-64 years, of Russian ( n = 527), Somali ( n = 337) and Kurdish ( n = 508) origin were included...
May 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443386/association-of-renal-function-and-symptoms-with-mortality-in-star-fruit-averrhoa-carambola-intoxication
#17
Choon-Bing Chua, Cheuk-Kwan Sun, Huan-Wen Tsui, Po-Jen Yang, Kuo-Hsin Lee, Chih-Wei Hsu, I-Ting Tsai
BACKGROUND: Star fruit (SF) is a commonly available fruit produced and eaten in tropical and subtropical countries. Since 1993, various reports have described neurotoxicity after eating SF, but this clinical condition remains unfamiliar. We aimed to describe this clinical entity, the role of renal dysfunction in this disorder, treatment strategies, and prognosis of patients with SF intoxication. METHODS: We conducted a search of PubMed and Google Scholar databases from 1993 to 2016...
April 26, 2017: Clinical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443123/firmness-at-harvest-impacts-postharvest-fruit-softening-and-internal-browning-development-in-mechanically-damaged-and-non-damaged-highbush-blueberries-vaccinium-corymbosum-l
#18
Claudia Moggia, Jordi Graell, Isabel Lara, Guillermina González, Gustavo A Lobos
Fresh blueberries are very susceptible to mechanical damage, which limits postharvest life and firmness. Softening and susceptibility of cultivars "Duke" and "Brigitta" to developing internal browning (IB) after mechanical impact and subsequent storage was evaluated during a 2-year study (2011/2012, 2012/2013). On each season fruit were carefully hand-picked, segregated into soft (<1.60 N), medium (1.61-1.80 N), and firm (1.81-2.00 N) categories, and then either were dropped (32 cm) onto a hard plastic surface or remained non-dropped...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443119/parsing-the-regulatory-network-between-small-rnas-and-target-genes-in-ethylene-pathway-in-tomato
#19
Yunxiang Wang, Qing Wang, Lipu Gao, Benzhong Zhu, Zheng Ju, Yunbo Luo, Jinhua Zuo
Small RNAs are a class of short non-coding endogenous RNAs that play essential roles in many biological processes. Recent studies have reported that microRNAs (miRNAs) are also involved in ethylene signaling in plants. LeERF1 is one of the ethylene response factors (ERFs) in tomato that locates in the downstream of ethylene signal transduction pathway. To elucidate the intricate regulatory roles of small RNAs in ethylene signaling pathway in tomato, the deep sequencing and bioinformatics methods were combined to decipher the small RNAs landscape in wild and sense-/antisense-LeERF1 transgenic tomato fruits...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443112/transcriptome-guided-mining-of-genes-involved-in-crocin-biosynthesis
#20
Aijia Ji, Jing Jia, Zhichao Xu, Ying Li, Wu Bi, Fengming Ren, Chunnian He, Jie Liu, Kaizhi Hu, Jingyuan Song
Gardenia jasminoides is used in traditional Chinese medicine and has drawn attention as a rich source of crocin, a compound with reported activity against various cancers, depression and cardiovascular disease. However, genetic information on the crocin biosynthetic pathway of G. jasminoides is scarce. In this study, we performed a transcriptome analysis of the leaves, green fruits, and red fruits of G. jasminoides to identify and predict the genes that encode key enzymes responsible for crocin production, compared with Crocus sativus...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
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