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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324683/thermal-stress-impacts-reproductive-development-and-grain-yield-in-rice
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Muhammad Shakeel Arshad, Muhammad Farooq, Folkard Asch, Jagadish S V Krishna, P V Vara Prasad, Kadambot H M Siddique
Rice is highly sensitive to temperature stress (cold and heat), particularly during the reproductive and grain-filling stages. In this review, we discuss the effects of low- and high-temperature sensitivity in rice at various reproductive stages (from meiosis to grain development) and propose strategies for improving the tolerance of rice to terminal thermal stress. Cold stress impacts reproductive development through (i) delayed heading, due to its effect on anther respiration, which increases sucrose accumulation, protein denaturation and asparagine levels, and decreases proline accumulation, (ii) pollen sterility owing to tapetal hypertrophy and related nutrient imbalances, (iii) reduced activity of cell wall bound invertase in the tapetum of rice anthers, (iv) impaired fertilization due to inhibited anther dehiscence, stigma receptivity and ability of the pollen tube to germinate through the style towards the ovary, and (v) floret sterility, which increases grain abortion, restricts grain size, and thus reduces grain yield...
March 16, 2017: Plant Physiology and Biochemistry: PPB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292708/dioscorea-alata-tuber-proteome-analysis-shows-over-thirty-dioscorin-isoforms-and-novel-tuber-proteins
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Shruti Sharma, Ravi Gupta, Renu Deswal
In Dioscorea, dioscorin (31 kDa) is the major storage protein constituting 85% of the total tuber proteins. An integrated proteomic and biochemical approach was used to understand the physiological role of dioscorin in the two contrasting growth stages (germinating and mature tuber). HPLC analysis showed 3 fold reduction in mannitol and 12.88 and 1.24 fold increase in sucrose and maltose in the germinating tuber. A 1.8 and 3 fold increase in sucrose phosphate synthase and mannitol dehydrogenase activity respectively was observed in the germinating tuber while a 2 fold higher invertase probably lowers the sucrose accumulation in the mature tuber...
March 6, 2017: Plant Physiology and Biochemistry: PPB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279167/novel-snp-markers-in-invge-and-sssi-genes-are-associated-with-natural-variation-of-sugar-contents-and-frying-color-in-solanum-tuberosum-group-phureja
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Diana Duarte-Delgado, Deissy Juyó, Christiane Gebhardt, Felipe Sarmiento, Teresa Mosquera-Vásquez
BACKGROUND: Potato frying color is an agronomic trait influenced by the sugar content of tubers. The candidate gene approach was employed to elucidate the molecular basis of this trait in Solanum tuberosum Group Phureja, which is mainly diploid and represents an important genetic resource for potato breeding. The objective of this research was to identify novel genetic variants related with frying quality in loci with key functions in carbohydrate metabolism, with the purpose of discovering genetic variability useful in breeding programs...
March 9, 2017: BMC Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28268040/long-term-liquid-storage-and-reproductive-evaluation-of-an-innovative-boar-semen-extender-formula12-%C3%A2-containing-a-non-reducing-disaccharide-and-an-enzymatic-agent
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Carla Bresciani, Annalisa Bianchera, Ruggero Bettini, Annamaria Buschini, Laura Marchi, Clotilde Silvia Cabassi, Alberto Sabbioni, Federico Righi, Claudio Mazzoni, Enrico Parmigiani
There are no reports of saccharolytic enzymes being used in the preparation of formulations for animal semen extenders. In the present study, the use of an innovative semen extender (Formula12(®)) in the long-term liquid storage of boar semen at 17°C was evaluated. The formulation included use of a disaccharide (sucrose) as the energy source precursor coupled to an enzymatic agent (invertase). The innovative extender was evaluated and compared in vitro to a commercial extender (Vitasem LD(®)) for the following variables: Total Motility (TM), Forward Progressive Motility (FPM), sperm morphology, membrane integrity, acrosome integrity, and chromatin instability...
February 24, 2017: Animal Reproduction Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28247243/grape-hexokinases-are-involved-in-the-expression-regulation-of-sucrose-synthase-and-cell-wall-invertase-encoding-genes-by-glucose-and-aba
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Xiu-Qin Wang, Li-Li Zheng, Hao Lin, Fei Yu, Li-Hui Sun, Li-Mei Li
Hexokinase (HXK, EC 2.7.1.1) is a multifunctional protein that both is involved in catalyzing the first step of glycolysis and plays an important role in sugar signaling. However, the supporting genetic evidence on hexokinases (CsHXKs) from grape (Vitis vinifera L. cv. Cabernet Sauvignon) berries has been lacking. Here, to investigate the role of CsHXK isoforms as glucose (Glc) and abscisic acid (ABA) sensors, we cloned two hexokinase isozymes, CsHXK1 and CsHXK2 with highly conserved genomic structure of nine exons and eight introns...
February 28, 2017: Plant Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28242903/uv-c-treatment-on-physiological-response-of-potato-solanum-tuberosum-l-during-low-temperature-storage
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Qiong Lin, Yajing Xie, Wei Liu, Jie Zhang, Shuzhen Cheng, Xinfang Xie, Wenqiang Guan, Zhidong Wang
The storage of potato tuber (Solanum tuberosum L.) at low temperatures minimizes sprouting and disease but can cause cold-induced sweetening (CIS), which leads to the production of the cancerogenic substance acrylamide during the frying processing. The aim of this research was to investigate the effects of UV-C treatment on CIS in cold stored potato tuber. 'Atlantic' potatoes were treated with UV-C for an hour and then stored at 4 °C up to 28 days. The UV-C treatment significantly prevented the increase of malondialdehyde content (an indicator of the prevention of oxidative injury) in potato cells during storage...
January 2017: Journal of Food Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211621/changes-in-sugar-content-and-related-enzyme-activities-in-table-grape-vitis-vinifera-l-in-response-to-foliar-selenium-fertilizer
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Shuaimeng Zhu, Yinli Liang, Xiaojuan An, Fanchao Kong, Dekai Gao, Hongfei Yin
BACKGROUND: Spraying Se fertilizer is an effective way for Se-enriched fruit production. Sugar content in fruit is the major factor determining berry quality. However, changes in sugar metabolism in response to Se fertilizer are unclear. Hence, this study was conducted to identify the effects of Se fertilizer on sugar metabolism and related enzyme activities of grape berries. Additionally, production of leaves with and without Se fertilizer was also investigated. RESULTS: Acid invertase (AI) activity, total soluble sugar and Se content in berries, photosynthetic rate (Pn) in leaves produced under Se fertilizer treatments were higher than that of control...
February 17, 2017: Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28204559/suppression-of-extracellular-invertase-inhibitor-gene-expression-improves-seed-weight-in-soybean-glycine-max
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Xiaofei Tang, Tao Su, Mei Han, Lai Wei, Weiwei Wang, Zhiyuan Yu, Yongguo Xue, Hongbin Wei, Yejie Du, Steffen Greiner, Thomas Rausch, Lijun Liu
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 1, 2017: Journal of Experimental Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194156/integrated-management-strategies-increase-cottonseed-oil-and-protein-production-the-key-role-of-carbohydrate-metabolism
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Hongkun Yang, Xinyue Zhang, Binglin Chen, Yali Meng, Youhua Wang, Wenqing Zhao, Zhiguo Zhou
Cottonseed, oil, and protein, as the by-products of cotton production, have the potential to provide commodities to meet the increasing demand of renewable bio-fuels and ruminant feed. An increase in crop yield per unit area requires high-yielding cultivar management with an economic nitrogen (N) rate, an optimal N application schedule, high-yielding plant populations and strong seedlings. Whether the integration of these agronomic practices into a coherent management system can increase the productivity of cotton fiber, embryo oil and protein requires experimental elucidation...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193587/the-effects-of-rice-straw-biochar-on-indigenous-microbial-community-and-enzymes-activity-in-heavy-metal-contaminated-sediment
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Danlian Huang, Linshan Liu, Guangming Zeng, Piao Xu, Chao Huang, Linjing Deng, Rongzhong Wang, Jia Wan
Owning to the potential in carbon sequestration and other environmental benefits, biochar has been widely used for in-situ environmental remediation. Understanding the biological effects of biochar is essential. The goal of this study was to explore the response of indigenous microbes under the stress of different concentrations of biochar. The results showed that biochar could significantly change physicochemical properties, enzymes activity and microbial community composition depending on biochar concentration and incubation time...
May 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184245/development-of-a-low-cost-cellulase-production-process-using-trichoderma-reesei-for-brazilian-biorefineries
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Simo Ellilä, Lucas Fonseca, Cristiane Uchima, Junio Cota, Gustavo Henrique Goldman, Markku Saloheimo, Vera Sacon, Matti Siika-Aho
BACKGROUND: During the past few years, the first industrial-scale cellulosic ethanol plants have been inaugurated. Although the performance of the commercial cellulase enzymes used in this process has greatly improved over the past decade, cellulases still represent a very significant operational cost. Depending on the region, transport of cellulases from a central production facility to a biorefinery may significantly add to enzyme cost. The aim of the present study was to develop a simple, cost-efficient cellulase production process that could be employed locally at a Brazilian sugarcane biorefinery...
2017: Biotechnology for Biofuels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181575/mycorrhizas-alter-sucrose-and-proline-metabolism-in-trifoliate-orange-exposed-to-drought-stress
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Hui-Hui Wu, Ying-Ning Zou, Mohammed Mahabubur Rahman, Qiu-Dan Ni, Qiang-Sheng Wu
Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) can enhance drought tolerance in plants, whereas little is known regarding AMF contribution to sucrose and proline metabolisms under drought stress (DS). In this study, Funneliformis mosseae and Paraglomus occultum were inoculated into trifoliate orange (Poncirus trifoliata) under well watered and DS. Although the 71-days DS notably (P < 0.05) inhibited mycorrhizal colonization, AMF seedlings showed significantly (P < 0.05) higher plant growth performance and leaf relative water content, regardless of soil water status...
February 9, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179056/effects-of-nutrient-load-on-microbial-activities-within-a-seagrass-dominated-ecosystem-implications-of-changes-in-seagrass-blue-carbon
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Songlin Liu, Zhijian Jiang, Yunchao Wu, Jingping Zhang, Iman Arbi, Feng Ye, Xiaoping Huang, Peter Ian Macreadie
Nutrient loading is a leading cause of global seagrass decline, triggering shifts from seagrass- to macroalgal-dominance. Within seagrass meadows of Xincun Bay (South China Sea), we found that nutrient loading (due to fish farming) increased sediment microbial biomass and extracellular enzyme activity associated with carbon cycling (polyphenol oxidase, invertase and cellulase), with a corresponding decrease in percent sediment organic carbon (SOC), suggesting that nutrients primed microorganism and stimulated SOC remineralization...
February 5, 2017: Marine Pollution Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155177/cytoplasmic-expression-of-a-thermostable-invertase-from-thermotoga-maritima-in-lactococcus-lactis
#14
Han Bin Pek, Pei Yu Lim, Chengcheng Liu, Dong-Yup Lee, Xuezhi Bi, Fong Tian Wong, Dave Siak-Wei Ow
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the secretory and cytoplasmic expression of a thermostable Thermogata maritima invertase in Lactococcus lactis. RESULTS: The thermostable invertase from T. maritima was cloned with and without the USP45 secretory peptide into the pNZ8148 vector for nisin-inducible expression in L. lactis. The introduction of an USP45 secretion peptide at the N-terminal of the enzyme led to a loss of protein solubility. Computational homology modeling and hydrophobicity studies indicated that the USP45 peptide exposes a stretch of hydrophobic amino acids on the protein surface resulting in lower solubility...
February 2, 2017: Biotechnology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28131340/sucrose-phloem-unloading-follows-an-apoplastic-pathway-with-high-sucrose-synthase-in-actinidia-fruit
#15
Cheng Chen, Yulin Yuan, Chen Zhang, Huixia Li, Fengwang Ma, Mingjun Li
Phloem unloading plays a pivotal role in photoassimilate partitioning and the accumulation of sugars in sink organs, e.g. fruit. Here, we investigated the pathway of sucrose unloading in kiwifruit (Actinidia deliciasa cv. Qinmei) using a combination of electron microscopy, transport of the phloem-mobile symplastic tracer carboxyfluorescein and enzyme activity and gene expression assays. Our structural investigation revealed that the sieve element-companion cell complex of bundles feeding the fruit flesh was symplastically isolated from its surrounding parenchyma cells throughout fruit development, whereas numerous plasmodesmata were present between the phloem parenchyma cells...
February 2017: Plant Science: An International Journal of Experimental Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101284/exploring-catalase-and-invertase-activity-using-sodium-alginate-encapsulated-yeast-yeast-spheres
#16
Pamela J Bryer
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Journal of Microbiology & Biology Education: JMBE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063146/pretreatment-optimization-of-the-biomass-of-microcystis-aeruginosa-for-efficient-bioethanol-production
#17
Muhammad Imran Khan, Moon Geon Lee, Jin Hyuk Shin, Jong Deog Kim
Microalgae are considered to be the future promising sources of biofuels and bio products. The algal carbohydrates can be fermented to bioethanol after pretreatment process. Efficient pretreatment of the biomass is one of the major requirements for commercialization of the algal based biofuels. In present study the microalga, M. aeruginsa was used for pretreatment optimization and bioethanol production. Treatment of algal biomass with CaO before acid and/or enzymatic hydrolysis enhanced the degradation of algal cells...
December 2017: AMB Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046184/nutritive-value-of-extruded-or-multi-enzyme-supplemented-cold-pressed-soybean-cake-for-pigs
#18
T A Woyengo, R Patterson, C L Levesque
The objectives were to determine the standardized ileal digestibility (SID) of AA and NE value of cold-pressed soybean cake (CP-SBC), and the effect of extrusion or adding multi-enzyme to CP-SBC diet for growing pigs. Eight ileal-cannulated pigs (initial BW = 79.7 ± 3.97 kg) were fed 4 diets in a replicated 4 × 4 Latin square design to give 8 replicates per diet. Diets included a cornstarch-based diet with CP-SBC, extruded CP-SBC, and SBC plus multi-enzyme (1,200 U of xylanase, 150 U of glucanase, 500 U of cellulase, 60 U of mannanase, 700 U of invertase, 5,000 U of protease, and 12,000 U of amylase/kilogram of diet; Superzyme-CS, 0...
December 2016: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032636/cytosolic-invertase-contributes-to-the-supply-of-substrate-for-cellulose-biosynthesis-in-developing-wood
#19
Umut Rende, Wei Wang, Madhavi Latha Gandla, Leif J Jönsson, Totte Niittylä
Carbon for cellulose biosynthesis is derived from sucrose. Cellulose is synthesized from uridine 5'-diphosphoglucose (UDP-glucose), but the enzyme(s) responsible for the initial sucrose cleavage and the source of UDP-glucose for cellulose biosynthesis in developing wood have not been defined. We investigated the role of CYTOSOLIC INVERTASEs (CINs) during wood formation in hybrid aspen (Populus tremula × tremuloides) and characterized transgenic lines with reduced CIN activity during secondary cell wall biosynthesis...
December 29, 2016: New Phytologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28013473/pollution-in-the-urban-soils-of-lianyungang-china-evaluated-using-a-pollution-index-mobility-of-heavy-metals-and-enzymatic-activities
#20
Yu Li, Hong-Guan Li, Fu-Cheng Liu
Soil samples from 16 urban sites in Lianyungang, China were collected and analyzed. A pollution index was used to assess the potential ecological risk of heavy metals and a sequential extraction procedure was used to evaluate the relative distribution of Cu, Zn, Pb, Cd, Cr, and As in exchangeable, carbonate, Fe/Mn oxide, organic/sulfide, and residual fractions. The mobility of heavy metals and urease (URE) activity, alkaline phosphatase (ALP) activity, and invertase (INV) activity of soils was determined. The results showed that the average concentrations of Cu, Zn, Pb, Cd, Cr, and As in Lianyungang soils were much higher than those in the coastal city soil background values of Jiangsu and China...
January 2017: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
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