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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193581/genome-wide-characterization-and-expression-profiling-of-the-nac-genes-under-abiotic-stresses-in-cucumis-sativus
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Xiao Meng Zhang, Hong Jun Yu, Chao Sun, Jie Deng, Xue Zhang, Peng Liu, Yun Yun Li, Qiang Li, Wei Jie Jiang
The NAC (standing for no apical meristem [NAM], Arabidopsis transcription activation factor [ATAF] and cup-shaped cotyledon [CUC]) proteins pertain to one of the plant-specific transcription factor families that play important roles in plant development, abiotic stress resistance and signalling transduction. In the present study, the genomic features of the NAC genes in cucumber were analysed in depth using in silico tools. To reveal a tissue-specific, abiotic stress and hormone-responsive expression profile of CsNAC genes, RT-qPCR was performed under different treatments...
January 31, 2017: Plant Physiology and Biochemistry: PPB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190677/bornyl-diphosphate-synthase-from-lavandula-angustifolia-a-major-monoterpene-synthase-involved-in-essential-oil-quality
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Yolande Despinasse, Sébastien Fiorucci, Serge Antonczak, Sandrine Moja, Aurélie Bony, Florence Nicolè, Sylvie Baudino, Jean-Louis Magnard, Frédéric Jullien
Lavender essential oils (EOs) of higher quality are produced by a few Lavandula angustifolia cultivars and mainly used in the perfume industry. Undesirable compounds such as camphor and borneol are also synthesized by lavender leading to a depreciated EO. Here, we report the cloning of bornyl diphosphate synthase of lavender (LaBPPS), an enzyme that catalyzes the production of bornyl diphosphate (BPP) and then by-products such as borneol or camphor, from an EST library. Compared to the BPPS of Salvia officinalis, the functional characterization of LaBPPS showed several differences in amino acid sequence, and the distribution of catalyzed products...
February 9, 2017: Phytochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177832/natural-variation-in-i-circadian-clock-associated-1-i-is-associated-with-flowering-time-in-i-brassica-rapa-i
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Hankuil Yi, Xiaonan Li, Seong Ho Lee, Ill-Sup Nou, Yong Pyo Lim, Yoonkang Hur
Flowering time is a very important agronomic trait and the development of molecular markers associated with this trait can facilitate crop breeding. <i>CIRCADIAN CLOCK ASSOCIATED 1</i> (<i>CCA1</i>), a core oscillator component of circadian rhythms that affect metabolic pathways in plants, has been implicated in flowering time control in <i>Brassica</i> species. <i>CCA1</i> gene sequences from three <i>Brassica rapa</i> inbred lines, showing either early flowering or late flowering phenotypes, were analyzed and a high level of ets were designed and tested using various inbred lines of <i>B...
December 22, 2016: Genome Génome / Conseil National de Recherches Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174587/integrating-small-rna-sequencing-with-qtl-mapping-for-identification-of-mirnas-and-their-target-genes-associated-with-heat-tolerance-at-the-flowering-stage-in-rice
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Qing Liu, Tifeng Yang, Ting Yu, Shaohong Zhang, Xingxue Mao, Junliang Zhao, Xiaofei Wang, Jingfang Dong, Bin Liu
Although, microRNAs (miRNAs) have been reported to be associated with heat tolerance at the seedling stage in rice, their involvement in heat tolerance at the flowering stage is still unknown. In this study, small RNA profiling was conducted in a heat-tolerant variety Gan-Xiang-Nuo (GXN) and a heat-sensitive variety Hua-Jing-Xian-74 (HJX), respectively. Totally, 102 miRNAs were differentially expressed (DE) under heat stress. Compared to HJX, GXN had more DE miRNAs and its DE miRNAs changed earlier under heat stress...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28154963/cytological-analysis-of-ginseng-carpel-development
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Jeniffer Silva, Yu-Jin Kim, Dexin Xiao, Johan Sukweenadhi, Tingting Hu, Woo-Saeng Kwon, Jianping Hu, Deok-Chun Yang, Dabing Zhang
Panax ginseng Meyer, commonly known as ginseng, is considered one of the most important herbs with pharmaceutical values due to the presence of ginsenosides and is cultivated for its highly valued root for medicinal purposes. Recently, it has been recognized that ginseng fruit contains high contents of triterpene such as ginsenoside Re as pharmaceutical compounds. However, it is unclear how carpel, the female reproductive tissue of flowers, is formed during the three-year-old growth before fruit is formed in ginseng plants...
February 2, 2017: Protoplasma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152098/genome-wide-association-analysis-for-heat-tolerance-at-flowering-detected-a-large-set-of-genes-involved-in-adaptation-to-thermal-and-other-stresses
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Tanguy Lafarge, Crisanta Bueno, Julien Frouin, Laval Jacquin, Brigitte Courtois, Nourollah Ahmadi
Fertilization sensitivity to heat in rice is a major issue within climate change scenarios in the tropics. A panel of 167 indica landraces and improved varieties was phenotyped for spikelet sterility (SPKST) under 38°C during anthesis and for several secondary traits potentially affecting panicle micro-climate and thus the fertilization process. The panel was genotyped with an average density of one marker per 29 kb using genotyping by sequencing. Genome-wide association analyses (GWAS) were conducted using three methods based on single marker regression, haplotype regression and simultaneous fitting of all markers, respectively...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28114299/matrilineal-a-sperm-specific-phospholipase-triggers-maize-haploid-induction
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Timothy Kelliher, Dakota Starr, Lee Richbourg, Satya Chintamanani, Brent Delzer, Michael L Nuccio, Julie Green, Zhongying Chen, Jamie McCuiston, Wenling Wang, Tara Liebler, Paul Bullock, Barry Martin
Sexual reproduction in flowering plants involves double fertilization, the union of two sperm from pollen with two sex cells in the female embryo sac. Modern plant breeders increasingly seek to circumvent this process to produce doubled haploid individuals, which derive from the chromosome-doubled cells of the haploid gametophyte. Doubled haploid production fixes recombinant haploid genomes in inbred lines, shaving years off the breeding process. Costly, genotype-dependent tissue culture methods are used in many crops, while seed-based in vivo doubled haploid systems are rare in nature and difficult to manage in breeding programmes...
January 23, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081202/characterization-and-functional-analysis-of-five-mads-box-b-class-genes-related-to-floral-organ-identification-in-tagetes-erecta
#8
Ye Ai, Chunling Zhang, Yalin Sun, Weining Wang, Yanhong He, Manzhu Bao
According to the floral organ development ABC model, B class genes specify petal and stamen identification. In order to study the function of B class genes in flower development of Tagetes erecta, five MADS-box B class genes were identified and their expression and putative functions were studied. Sequence comparisons and phylogenetic analyses indicated that there were one PI-like gene-TePI, two euAP3-like genes-TeAP3-1 and TeAP3-2, and two TM6-like genes-TeTM6-1 and TeTM6-2 in T. erecta. Strong expression levels of these genes were detected in stamens of the disk florets, but little or no expression was detected in bracts, receptacles or vegetative organs...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052078/morphological-characterization-of-a-new-and-easily-recognizable-nuclear-male-sterile-mutant-of-sorghum-sorghum-bicolor
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Zhanguo Xin, Jian Huang, Ashley R Smith, Junping Chen, John Burke, Scott E Sattler, Dazhong Zhao
Sorghum (Sorghum bicolor L. Moench) is one of the most important grain crops in the world. The nuclear male sterility (NMS) trait, which is caused by mutations on the nuclear gene, is valuable for hybrid breeding and genetic studies. Several NMS mutants have been reported previously, but none of them were well characterized. Here, we present our detailed morphological characterization of a new and easily recognizable NMS sorghum mutant male sterile 8 (ms8) isolated from an elite inbred BTx623 mutagenized by ethyl methane sulfonate (EMS)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049346/genoproteomics-assisted-improvement-of-andrographis-paniculata-toward-a-promising-molecular-and-conventional-breeding-platform-for-autogamous-plants-affecting-the-pharmaceutical-industry
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Alireza Valdiani, Daryush Talei, Surrinder K Lattoo, Rodomiro Ortiz, Søren Kjærsgaard Rasmussen, Jacqueline Batley, Mohd Yusop Rafii, Mahmood Maziah, Kallevettankuzhy K Sabu, Rambod Abiri, Suchirat Sakuanrungsirikul, Soon Guan Tan
Andrographis paniculata (Burm. f.) Wall. ex Nees. (AP) is a hermaphroditic, self-compatible, and habitual inbreeding plant. Its main bioactive component is andrographolide, which is capable of inducing autophagic cell death in some human cancer cells and helps fight HIV/AIDS. Increasing the andrographolide content by investigating the genetic mechanisms controlling its biosynthesis in order to improve and develop high-yielding cultivars are the main breeding targets for AP. However, there might exist some limitations or barriers for crossability within AP accessions...
January 3, 2017: Critical Reviews in Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933075/a-non-specific-setaria-italica-lipid-transfer-protein-gene-plays-a-critical-role-under-abiotic-stress
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Yanlin Pan, Jianrui Li, Licong Jiao, Cong Li, Dengyun Zhu, Jingjuan Yu
Lipid transfer proteins (LTPs) are a class of cysteine-rich soluble proteins having small molecular weights. LTPs participate in flower and seed development, cuticular wax deposition, also play important roles in pathogen and abiotic stress responses. A non-specific LTP gene (SiLTP) was isolated from a foxtail millet (Setaria italica) suppression subtractive hybridization library enriched for differentially expressed genes after abiotic stress treatments. A semi-quantitative reverse transcriptase PCR analysis showed that SiLTP was expressed in all foxtail millet tissues...
2016: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903632/genomic-prediction-with-pedigree-and-genotype-%C3%A3-environment-interaction-in-spring-wheat-grown-in-south-and-west-asia-north-africa-and-mexico
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Sivakumar Sukumaran, Jose Crossa, Diego Jarquin, Marta Lopes, Mathew P Reynolds
Developing genomic selection (GS) models is an important step in applying GS to accelerate the rate of genetic gain in grain yield in plant breeding. In this study, seven genomic prediction models under two cross-validation scenarios were tested on 287 advanced elite spring wheat lines phenotyped for grain yield (GY), thousand-grain weight (GW), grain number (GN), and thermal time for flowering (TTF) in 18 international environments (year-location combinations) in major wheat producing countries in 2010 and 2011...
November 30, 2016: G3: Genes—Genomes—Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872631/identification-and-characterization-of-cyc-like-genes-in-regulation-of-ray-floret-development-in-chrysanthemum-morifolium
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Di Huang, Xiaowei Li, Ming Sun, Tengxun Zhang, Huitang Pan, Tangren Cheng, Jia Wang, Qixiang Zhang
Chrysanthemum morifolium, one of the most economically important ornamental crops worldwide, is well-known for the elaborate and complex inflorescence which is composed of both bilaterally symmetrical ray florets and radially symmetrical disc florets. Despite continuing efforts, the molecular mechanisms underlying regulation of the two flower types are still unclear so far. CYC-like proteins have been shown to control flower symmetry or regulate flower-type identity in several angiosperm plant lineages. In this study, we conducted comparative analysis of the CmCYC2 genes in two chrysanthemum cultivars and their F1 progenies with various whorls of ray florets...
2016: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27849572/standing-genetic-variation-in-a-tissue-specific-enhancer-underlies-selfing-syndrome-evolution-in-capsella
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Adrien Sicard, Christian Kappel, Young Wha Lee, Natalia Joanna Woźniak, Cindy Marona, John R Stinchcombe, Stephen I Wright, Michael Lenhard
Mating system shifts recurrently drive specific changes in organ dimensions. The shift in mating system from out-breeding to selfing is one of the most frequent evolutionary transitions in flowering plants and is often associated with an organ-specific reduction in flower size. However, the evolutionary paths along which polygenic traits, such as size, evolve are poorly understood. In particular, it is unclear how natural selection can specifically modulate the size of one organ despite the pleiotropic action of most known growth regulators...
November 29, 2016: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27845851/a-ramie-bzip-transcription-factor-bnbzip2-is-involved-in-drought-salt-and-heavy-metal-stress-response
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Chengjian Huang, Jinghua Zhou, Yucheng Jie, Hucheng Xing, Yingli Zhong, Weilin Yu, Wei She, Yushen Ma, Zehang Liu, Ying Zhang
bZIP transcription factors play key roles in plant growth, development, and stress signaling. A bZIP gene BnbZIP2 (GenBank accession number: KP642148) was cloned from ramie. BnbZIP2 has a 1416 base pair open reading frame, encoding a 471 amino acid protein containing a characteristic bZIP domain and a leucine zipper. BnbZIP2 shares high sequence similarity with bZIP factors from other plants. The BnbZIP2 protein is localized to both nuclei and cytoplasm. Transcripts of BnbZIP2 were found in various tissues in ramie, with significantly higher levels in female and male flowers...
December 2016: DNA and Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832742/comparative-transcriptome-profiling-of-the-fertile-and-sterile-flower-buds-of-a-dominant-genic-male-sterile-line-in-sesame-sesamum-indicum-l
#16
Hongyan Liu, Mingpu Tan, Haijuan Yu, Liang Li, Fang Zhou, Minmin Yang, Ting Zhou, Yingzhong Zhao
BACKGROUND: Sesame (Sesamum indicum L.) is a globally important oilseed crop with highly-valued oil. Strong hybrid vigor is frequently observed within this crop, which can be exploited by the means of genic male sterility (GMS). We have previously developed a dominant GMS (DGMS) line W1098A that has great potential for the breeding of F1 hybrids. Although it has been genetically and anatomically characterized, the underlying molecular mechanism for male sterility remains unclear and therefore limits the full utilization of such GMS line...
November 10, 2016: BMC Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832131/polymorphic-microsatellite-markers-for-the-tetrapolar-anther-smut-fungus-microbotryum-saponariae-based-on-genome-sequencing
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Taiadjana M Fortuna, Alodie Snirc, Hélène Badouin, Jérome Gouzy, Sophie Siguenza, Diane Esquerre, Stéphanie Le Prieur, Jacqui A Shykoff, Tatiana Giraud
BACKGROUND: Anther-smut fungi belonging to the genus Microbotryum sterilize their host plants by aborting ovaries and replacing pollen by fungal spores. Sibling Microbotryum species are highly specialized on their host plants and they have been widely used as models for studies of ecology and evolution of plant pathogenic fungi. However, most studies have focused, so far, on M. lychnidis-dioicae that parasitizes the white campion Silene latifolia. Microbotryum saponariae, parasitizing mainly Saponaria officinalis, is an interesting anther-smut fungus, since it belongs to a tetrapolar lineage (i...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27829354/transcriptome-sequencing-and-metabolite-analysis-for-revealing-the-blue-flower-formation-in-waterlily
#18
Qian Wu, Jie Wu, Shan-Shan Li, Hui-Jin Zhang, Cheng-Yong Feng, Dan-Dan Yin, Ru-Yan Wu, Liang-Sheng Wang
BACKGROUND: Waterlily (Nymphaea spp.), a perennial herbaceous aquatic plant, is divided into two ecological groups: hardy waterlily and tropical waterlily. Although the hardy waterlily has no attractive blue flower cultivar, its adaptability is stronger than tropical waterlily because it can survive a cold winter. Thus, breeding hardy waterlily with real blue flowers has become an important target for breeders. Molecular breeding may be a useful way. However, molecular studies on waterlily are limited due to the lack of sequence data...
November 9, 2016: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27776497/development-genetic-mapping-and-qtl-association-of-cotton-phya-phyb-and-hy5-specific-caps-and-dcaps-markers
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Fakhriddin N Kushanov, Alan E Pepper, John Z Yu, Zabardast T Buriev, Shukhrat E Shermatov, Sukumar Saha, Mauricio Ulloa, Johnie N Jenkins, Abdusattor Abdukarimov, Ibrokhim Y Abdurakhmonov
BACKGROUND: Among SNP markers that become increasingly valuable in molecular breeding of crop plants are the CAPS and dCAPS markers derived from the genes of interest. To date, the number of such gene-based markers is small in polyploid crop plants such as allotetraploid cotton that has A- and D-sub-genomes. The objective of this study was to develop and map new CAPS and dCAPS markers for cotton developmental-regulatory genes that are important in plant breeding programs. RESULTS: Gossypium hirsutum and G...
October 24, 2016: BMC Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27770587/pollination-of-campomanesia-phaea-myrtaceae-by-night-active-bees-a-new-nocturnal-pollination-system-mediated-by-floral-scent
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G D Cordeiro, M Pinheiro, S Dötterl, I Alves-Dos-Santos
Bees are the most important diurnal pollinators of angiosperms. In several groups of bees a nocturnal/crepuscular habit developed, yet little is known about their role in pollination and whether some plants are adapted specifically to these bees. We used a multidisciplinary approach to investigate the reproductive biology and to understand the role of nocturnal/crepuscular bees in pollination of Campomanesia phaea (Myrtaceae), popularly named cambuci. We studied the floral biology and breeding system of C. phaea...
October 22, 2016: Plant Biology
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