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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324604/imaging-the-dynamics-of-cell-wall-polymer-deposition-in-the-unicellular-model-plant-penium-margaritaceum
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David Domozych, Anna Lietz, Molly Patten, Emily Singer, Berke Tinaz, Sandra C Raimundo
The unicellular green alga, Penium margaritaceum, represents a novel and valuable model organism for elucidating cell wall dynamics in plants. This organism's cell wall contains several polymers that are highly similar to those found in the primary cell walls of land plants. Penium is easily grown in laboratory culture and is effectively manipulated in various experimental protocols including microplate assays and correlative microscopy. Most importantly, Penium can be live labeled with cell wall-specific antibodies or other probes and returned to culture where specific cell wall developmental events can be monitored...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319772/thermochemical-conversion-pathways-of-kappaphycus-alvarezii-granules-through-study-of-kinetic-models
#2
Prasanta Das, Dibyendu Mondal, Subarna Maiti
Kappaphycus alvarezii seaweed belongs to the class of red alga (Rhodophyta). The granules obtained after recovery of "sap" (liquid plant stimulant) from freshly harvested alga is a promising biomass feedstock for energy application. Herein we report the kinetic behaviour of the granules using thermogravimetric analysis (TGA) at different heating rates in N2 atmosphere and thermogravimetric-mass spectrometry (TG-MS) analysis. Sawdust as lignocellulosic biomass is considered for comparative study. Four different kinetic models (i) multilinear regression technique, (ii) Friedman method, (iii) Flynn-Wall-Ozawa (FWO) method and (iv) Kissinger-Akahira-Sunose (KAS) method are used to evaluate the apparent activation energy (Ea), the pre-exponential factor (Aα) and the overall reaction order (n)...
March 10, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317859/physiological-and-transcriptional-approaches-reveal-connection-between-nitrogen-and-manganese-cycles-in-shewanella-algae-c6g3
#3
Axel Aigle, Patricia Bonin, Chantal Iobbi-Nivol, Vincent Méjean, Valérie Michotey
To explain anaerobic nitrite/nitrate production at the expense of ammonium mediated by manganese oxide (Mn(IV)) in sediment, nitrate and manganese respirations were investigated in a strain (Shewanella algae C6G3) presenting these features. In contrast to S. oneidensis MR-1, a biotic transitory nitrite accumulation at the expense of ammonium was observed in S. algae during anaerobic growth with Mn(IV) under condition of limiting electron acceptor, concomitantly, with a higher electron donor stoichiometry than expected...
March 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317451/inclusion-of-saccharina-latissima-in-conventional-anaerobic-digestion-systems
#4
F Ometto, A Berg, A Björn, L Safaric, B H Svensson, A Karlsson, J Ejlertsson
Loading macroalgae into existing anaerobic digestion (AD) plants allows us to overcome challenges such as low digestion efficiencies, trace elements limitation, excessive salinity levels and accumulation of volatile fatty acids (VFAs), observed while digesting algae as a single substrate. In this work, the co-digestion of the brown macroalgae Saccharina latissima with mixed municipal wastewater sludge (WWS) was investigated in mesophilic and thermophilic conditions. The hydraulic retention time (HRT) and the organic loading rate (OLR) were fixed at 19 days and 2...
March 18, 2017: Environmental Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317130/influence-of-thylakoid-membrane-lipids-on-the-structure-of-aggregated-light-harvesting-complexes-of-the-diatom-thalassiosira-pseudonana-and-the-green-alga-mantoniella-squamata
#5
Susann Schaller-Laudel, Dariusz Latowski, Małgorzata Jemioła-Rzemińska, Kazimierz Strzałka, Sebastian Daum, Kirsten Bacia, Christian Wilhelm, Reimund Goss
The study investigated the effect of the thylakoid membrane lipids monogalactosyldiacylglycerol (MGDG), digalactosyldiacylglycerol (DGDG), sulphoquinovosyldiacylglycerol (SQDG) and phosphatidylglycerol (PG) on the structure of two algal light-harvesting complexes (LHC). In contrast to higher plants whose thylakoid membranes are characterized by an enrichment of the neutral galactolipids MGDG and DGDG, both the green alga Mantoniella squamata and the centric diatom Thalassiosira pseudonana contain membranes with a high content of the negatively charged lipids SQDG and PG...
March 20, 2017: Physiologia Plantarum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316094/predicting-herbicide-mixture-effects-on-multiple-algal-species-using-mixture-toxicity-models
#6
Takashi Nagai
The validity of the application of mixture toxicity models, concentration addition (CA) and independent action (IA), to species sensitivity distribution (SSD) for calculation of multi-substance potentially affected fraction (msPAF) was examined in laboratory experiments. Toxicity assays of herbicide mixtures using 5 species of periphytic algae were conducted. Two mixture experiments were designed: a mixture of 5 herbicides with similar mode of action (MoA) and a mixture of 5 herbicides with dissimilar MoA, corresponding to the assumptions of the CA and IA models, respectively...
March 18, 2017: Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314665/bioflocculation-an-alternative-strategy-for-harvesting-of-microalgae-an-overview
#7
Sabeela Beevi Ummalyma, Edgard Gnansounou, Rajeev K Sukumaran, Raveendran Sindhu, Ashok Pandey, Dinabandhu Sahoo
Microalgae based research has been extensively progressed for the production of value added products and biofuels. Potential application of microalgae for biofuel is recently gained more attention for possibilities of biodiesel and other high value metabolites. However, high cost of production of biomass associated with harvesting technologies is one of the major bottleneck for commercialization of algae based industrial product. Based on the operation economics, harvesting efficiency, technological possibilities, flocculation of algal biomass is a superior method for harvesting microalgae from the growth medium...
February 27, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303925/microbial-community-composition-of-deep-sea-corals-from-the-red-sea-provides-insight-into-functional-adaption-to-a-unique-environment
#8
Till Röthig, Lauren K Yum, Stephan G Kremb, Anna Roik, Christian R Voolstra
Microbes associated with deep-sea corals remain poorly studied. The lack of symbiotic algae suggests that associated microbes may play a fundamental role in maintaining a viable coral host via acquisition and recycling of nutrients. Here we employed 16 S rRNA gene sequencing to study bacterial communities of three deep-sea scleractinian corals from the Red Sea, Dendrophyllia sp., Eguchipsammia fistula, and Rhizotrochus typus. We found diverse, species-specific microbiomes, distinct from the surrounding seawater...
March 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303457/lipid-metabolism-and-potentials-of-biofuel-and-high-added-value-oil-production-in-red-algae
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REVIEW
Naoki Sato, Takashi Moriyama, Natsumi Mori, Masakazu Toyoshima
Biomass production is currently explored in microalgae, macroalgae and land plants. Microalgal biofuel development has been performed mostly in green algae. In the Japanese tradition, macrophytic red algae such as Pyropia yezoensis and Gelidium crinale have been utilized as food and industrial materials. Researches on the utilization of unicellular red microalgae such as Cyanidioschyzon merolae and Porphyridium purpureum started only quite recently. Red algae have relatively large plastid genomes harboring more than 200 protein-coding genes that support the biosynthetic capacity of the plastid...
April 2017: World Journal of Microbiology & Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303064/accessory-left-gastric-artery-aneurysms-in-granulomatosis-with-polyangiitis-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#10
Toshihide Tomosugi, Takuji Takahashi, Yoshihisa Kawase, Koichi Yoshida, Shogo Hayashi, Takefumi Sugiyama, Mitsuya Shimizu, Michita Shoka, Kohichi Sawaki, Eiji Onishi, Naomi Hayashi, Hidenobu Matsushita, Osamu Okochi
Aneurysm formation is a potential complication of granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA), previously known as Wegener's granulomatosis. It is a very rare complication, but immediate diagnosis and therapy should be performed because an aneurysm can be life-threatening if it ruptures. An accessory left gastric artery (ALGA) is also a rare variant gastric artery that may obtain its blood supply from the left hepatic artery and left gastric artery. We herein describe a 57-year-old Japanese man who was diagnosed with GPA complicated by aneurysm rupture in an ALGA...
February 2017: Nagoya Journal of Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301742/microbial-rhodopsins-diversity-mechanisms-and-optogenetic-applications
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Elena G Govorunova, Oleg A Sineshchekov, Hai Li, John L Spudich
Microbial rhodopsins are a family of photoactive retinylidene proteins widespread throughout the microbial world. They are notable for their diversity of function, using variations of a shared seven-transmembrane helix design and similar photochemical reactions to carry out distinctly different light-driven energy and sensory transduction processes. Their study has contributed to our understanding of how evolution modifies protein scaffolds to create new protein chemistry, and their use as tools to control membrane potential with light is fundamental to optogenetics for research and clinical applications...
March 9, 2017: Annual Review of Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301562/diversity-and-community-structure-of-cyanobacteria-and-other-microbes-in-recycling-irrigation-reservoirs
#12
Ping Kong, Patricia Richardson, Chuanxue Hong
Recycling irrigation reservoirs (RIRs) are emerging aquatic environments of global significance to crop production, water conservation and environmental sustainability. This study characterized the diversity and population structure of cyanobacteria and other detected microbes in water samples from eight RIRs and one adjacent runoff-free stream at three ornamental crop nurseries in eastern (VA1 and VA3) and central (VA2) Virginia after cloning and sequencing the 16S rRNA gene targeting cyanobacteria and chloroplast of eukaryotic phytoplankton...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301502/long-term-moderate-wind-induced-sediment-resuspension-meeting-phosphorus-demand-of-phytoplankton-in-the-large-shallow-eutrophic-lake-taihu
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Jian-Ying Chao, Yi-Min Zhang, Ming Kong, Wei Zhuang, Long-Mian Wang, Ke-Qiang Shao, Guang Gao
The objective of this study was to investigate the impact of sediment resuspension and phosphorus (P) release on phytoplankton growth under different kinds of wind-wave disturbance conditions in the large and shallow eutrophic Lake Taihu in China. Short-term strong wind (STSW) conditions, long-term moderate wind (LTMW) conditions, and static/calm conditions were investigated. To address this objective, we (1) monitored changes in surface water P composition during field-based sediment resuspension caused by STSW conditions in Lake Taihu, and also conducted (2) a series of laboratory-based sediment resuspension experiments to simulate LTMW and calm conditions...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300775/protective-effects-of-fucoidan-on-a%C3%AE-25-35-and-d-gal-induced-neurotoxicity-in-pc12-cells-and-d-gal-induced-cognitive-dysfunction-in-mice
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Hengyun Wei, Zixiang Gao, Luping Zheng, Cuili Zhang, Zundong Liu, Yazong Yang, Hongming Teng, Lin Hou, Yuling Yin, Xiangyang Zou
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a chronic neurodegenerative disease which contributes to memory loss and cognitive decline in the elderly. Fucoidan, extracted from brown algae, is a complex sulfated polysaccharide and potential bioactive compound. In this study, we investigated whether fucoidan protects PC12 cells from apoptosis induced by a combination of beta-amyloid 25-35 (Aβ25-35) and d-galactose (d-Gal), and improves learning and memory impairment in AD model mice. The results indicated that fucoidan could inhibit the release of cytochrome c from the mitochondria to cytosol and activation of caspases, and increase the expression of apoptosis inhibitor proteins (IAPs), including livin and X-linked IAP (XIAP) in PC12 cells damaged by Aβ25-35 and d-Gal-induction...
March 16, 2017: Marine Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300437/botanicals-with-dermatologic-properties-derived-from-first-nations-healing
#15
Sophia Colantonio, Jason K Rivers
INTRODUCTION: Plants and algae have played a central role in the treatment of skin conditions in both traditional First Nations healing and in modern dermatology. The objective of this study was to examine the evidence supporting the dermatological use of seaweed, witch hazel, bearberry, and mayapple. METHODS: Four plants and algae used in traditional First Nations treatments of skin disease were selected based on expert recommendations. Several databases were searched to identify relevant citations without language restrictions...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299465/extraction-of-microalgae-derived-lipids-with-supercritical-carbon-dioxide-in-an-industrial-relevant-pilot-plant
#16
Jan Lorenzen, Nadine Igl, Marlene Tippelt, Andrea Stege, Farah Qoura, Ulrich Sohling, Thomas Brück
Microalgae are capable of producing up to 70% w/w triglycerides with respect to their dry cell weight. Since microalgae utilize the greenhouse gas CO2, they can be cultivated on marginal lands and grow up to ten times faster than terrestrial plants, the generation of algae oils is a promising option for the development of sustainable bioprocesses, that are of interest for the chemical lubricant, cosmetic and food industry. For the first time we have carried out the optimization of supercritical carbon dioxide (SCCO2) mediated lipid extraction from biomass of the microalgae Scenedesmus obliquus and Scenedesmus obtusiusculus under industrrially relevant conditions...
March 15, 2017: Bioprocess and Biosystems Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298440/structural-basis-of-outer-dynein-arm-intraflagellar-transport-by-the-transport-adaptor-protein-oda16-and-the-intraflagellar-transport-protein-ift46
#17
Michael Taschner, André Mourão, Mayanka Awasthi, Jerome Basquin, Esben Lorentzen
Motile cilia are found on unicellular organisms such as the green alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii, on sperm cells, and on cells that line the trachea and fallopian tubes in mammals. The motility of cilia relies on a number of large protein complexes including the force-generating outer dynein arms (ODAs). The transport of ODAs into cilia has been previously shown to require the transport adaptor ODA16 as well as the intraflagellar transport (IFT) protein IFT46, but the molecular mechanism by which ODAs are recognized and transported into motile cilia is still unclear...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295812/hybridization-between-two-cryptic-filamentous-brown-seaweeds-along-the-shore-analysing-pre-and-post-zygotic-barriers-in-populations-of-individuals-with-varying-ploidy-levels
#18
Alejandro E Montecinos, Marie-Laure Guillemin, Lucia Couceiro, Akira F Peters, Solenn Stoeckel, Myriam Valero
We aimed to study the importance of hybridization between two cryptic species of the genus Ectocarpus, a group of filamentous algae with haploid-diploid life cycles that include the principal genetic model organism for the brown algae. In haploid-diploid species, the genetic structure of the two phases of the life cycle can be analysed separately in natural populations. Such life cycles provide a unique opportunity to estimate the frequency of hybrid genotypes in diploid sporophytes and meiotic recombinant genotypes in haploid gametophytes allowing the effects of reproductive barriers preventing fertilization or preventing meiosis to be untangle...
March 12, 2017: Molecular Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295349/refining-species-boundaries-in-algae
#19
Frederik Leliaert, Olivier De Clerck
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2017: Journal of Phycology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295311/molecular-phylogeny-and-taxonomic-revision-of-the-genus-wittrockiella-pithophoraceae-cladophorales-including-the-descriptions-of-w-australis-sp-nov-and-w-zosterae-sp-nov
#20
Christian Boedeker, Charles J O'Kelly, John A West, Takeaki Hanyuda, Adele Neale, Isamu Wakana, Mike D Wilcox, Ulf Karsten, Giuseppe C Zuccarello
Wittrockiella is a small genus of filamentous green algae that occurs in habitats with reduced or fluctuating salinities. Many aspects of the basic biology of these algae are still unknown and the phylogenetic relationships within the genus have not been fully explored. We provide a phylogeny based on three ribosomal markers (ITS, LSU and SSU rDNA) of the genus, including broad intraspecific sampling for W. lyallii and W. salina, recommendations for the use of existing names are made, and highlight aspects of their physiology and life cycle...
March 12, 2017: Journal of Phycology
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