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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163712/seedusoon-a-new-software-program-to-improve-seed-stock-management-and-plant-line-exchanges-between-research-laboratories
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Céline Charavay, Stéphane Segard, Nathalie Pochon, Laurent Nussaume, Hélène Javot
Plant research is supported by an ever-growing collection of mutant or transgenic lines. In the past, a typical basic research laboratory would focus on only a few plant lines that were carefully isolated from collections of lines containing random mutations. The subsequent technological breakthrough in high-throughput sequencing, combined with novel and highly efficient mutagenesis techniques (including site-directed mutagenesis), has led to a recent exponential growth in plant line collections used by individual researchers...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161965/pvx-tolerant-potato-development-using-a-nucleic-acid-hydrolyzing-recombinant-antibody
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J-G Yang, K-H Hwang, E-J Kil, J Park, S Cho, Y-G Lee, C-K Auh, Y Rhee, S Lee
3D8 scFv, a catalytic recombinant antibody developed in the MRL mouse, exhibits nucleic acid-hydrolyzing activity. Previous studies have demonstrated that tobacco plants harboring 3D8 scFv antibodies showed broad-spectrum resistance to infection by both DNA and RNA viruses. In this study, potatoes were transformed with the 3D8 scFv gene and screened by potato virus X (PVX) challenge. Starting with the T0 and T1 potato lines, PVX-tolerant T1 potatoes were identified in the field and characterized by ELISA and RT-PCR analysis...
February 6, 2017: Acta Virologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28154881/multiplex-enrichment-quantitative-pcr-me-qpcr-a-high-throughput-highly-sensitive-detection-method-for-gmo-identification
#3
Wei Fu, Pengyu Zhu, Shuang Wei, Du Zhixin, Chenguang Wang, Xiyang Wu, Feiwu Li, Shuifang Zhu
Among all of the high-throughput detection methods, PCR-based methodologies are regarded as the most cost-efficient and feasible methodologies compared with the next-generation sequencing or ChIP-based methods. However, the PCR-based methods can only achieve multiplex detection up to 15-plex due to limitations imposed by the multiplex primer interactions. The detection throughput cannot meet the demands of high-throughput detection, such as SNP or gene expression analysis. Therefore, in our study, we have developed a new high-throughput PCR-based detection method, multiplex enrichment quantitative PCR (ME-qPCR), which is a combination of qPCR and nested PCR...
February 2, 2017: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28123987/bioadhesive-floating-microsponges-of-cinnarizine-as-novel-gastroretentive-delivery-capmul-gmo-bioadhesive-coating-versus-acconon-mc-8-2-ep-nf-with-intrinsic-bioadhesive-property
#4
Smita Raghuvanshi, Kamla Pathak
INTRODUCTION: The study was aimed at the development of low-density gastroretentive bioadhesive microsponges of cinnarizine by two-pronged approach (i) coating with bioadhesive material and (ii) exploration of acconon MC 8-2 EP/NF as bioadhesive raw material for fabrication. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Microsponges were prepared by quasi-emulsion solvent diffusion method using 3(2) factorial design. Capmul GMO was employed for bioadhesive coating. In parallel, potential of acconon for the fabrication of bioadhesive floating microsponges (A8) was assessed...
October 2016: International Journal of Pharmaceutical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092385/visual-detection-of-multiple-genetically-modified-organisms-in-a-capillary-array
#5
Ning Shao, Jianwei Chen, Jiaying Hu, Rong Li, Dabing Zhang, Shujuan Guo, Junhou Hui, Peng Liu, Litao Yang, Sheng-Ce Tao
There is an urgent need for rapid, low-cost multiplex methodologies for the monitoring of genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Here, we report a C[combining low line]apillary A[combining low line]rray-based L[combining low line]oop-mediated isothermal amplification for M[combining low line]ultiplex visual detection of nucleic acids (CALM) platform for the simple and rapid monitoring of GMOs. In CALM, loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) primer sets are pre-fixed to the inner surface of capillaries...
January 16, 2017: Lab on a Chip
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071020/the-effect-of-microwave-roasting-on-the-antioxidant-properties-of-the-bangladeshi-groundnut-cultivar
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Abbas Ali, Anowarul Islam, Tarun K Pal
BACKGROUND: Groundnut seeds are an important source of bioactive phenolic compounds with noteworthy antioxidant capacity, which may be enhanced by the microwave roasting process. The aim of this work is   to study the changes in antioxidant activity in groundnut seeds during microwave roasting, as a function of roasting time and extract concentration, in order to maximise the phenolic content and antioxidant activity of roasted seeds. METHODS: The study was conducted to evaluate total phenolic content (TPC), total flavonoid content (TFC), and antioxidative activity of methanolic (GME), ethanolic (GEE), and chloroform (GCE) extracts and methanolic extract of oil (GMO) from groundnut seeds exposed to microwaves...
October 2016: Acta Scientiarum Polonorum. Technologia Alimentaria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064126/on-site-detection-of-stacked-genetically-modified-soybean-based-on-event-specific-tm-lamp-and-a-dnazyme-lateral-flow-biosensor
#7
Nan Cheng, Ying Shang, Yuancong Xu, Li Zhang, Yunbo Luo, Kunlun Huang, Wentao Xu
Stacked genetically modified organisms (GMO) are becoming popular for their enhanced production efficiency and improved functional properties, and on-site detection of stacked GMO is an urgent challenge to be solved. In this study, we developed a cascade system combining event-specific tag-labeled multiplex LAMP with a DNAzyme-lateral flow biosensor for reliable detection of stacked events (DP305423× GTS 40-3-2). Three primer sets, both event-specific and soybean species-specific, were newly designed for the tag-labeled multiplex LAMP system...
May 15, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28055985/facile-synthesis-and-enhanced-photocatalytic-activity-of-single-crystalline-nanohybrids-for-the-removal-of-organic-pollutants
#8
Erum Pervaiz, Honghong Liu, Minghui Yang
This study focused on the synthesis of α-MoO3/rGO (rGO, reduced graphene oxide). One-dimensional nanohybrids under mild conditions and a low temperature wet chemical route produced highly pure single-crystalline orthorhombic α-MoO3 on GO sheets. Four nanohybrids, labeled as GMO-0, GMO-1, GMO-2 and GMO-3, were synthesized with different mass chargings of GO (0 mg, 40 mg, 60 mg and 100 mg, respectively). The photocatalytic performance for reduction of organic pollutants was analyzed. The presence of different amounts of GO in the prepared metal oxide hybrids altered the performance of the material as elaborated by the Brunauer-Emmett-Teller surface area, UV-visible diffuse reflectance spectra and the resulting reduction of organic dyes depicted by photocatalytic experiments...
March 10, 2017: Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028794/effect-of-liquid-crystalline-systems-containing-antimicrobial-compounds-on-infectious-skin-bacteria
#9
Carla Souza, Evandro Watanabe, Carolina Patrícia Aires, Marilisa Guimarães Lara
This study aimed (i) to prepare liquid crystalline systems (LCS) of glyceryl monooleate (GMO) and water containing antibacterial compounds and (ii) to evaluate their potential as drug delivery systems for topical treatment of bacterial infections. Therefore, LCS containing CPC (cetylpyridinium chloride) (LCS/CPC) and PHMB (poly(hexamethylene biguanide) hydrochloride) (LCS/PHMB) were prepared and the liquid crystalline phases were identified by polarizing light microscopy 24 h and 7 days after preparation...
December 27, 2016: AAPS PharmSciTech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025452/development-and-evaluation-of-event-specific-quantitative-pcr-method-for-genetically-modified-soybean-mon87701
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Keita Tsukahara, Reona Takabatake, Tomoko Masubuchi, Satoshi Futo, Yasutaka Minegishi, Akio Noguchi, Kazunari Kondo, Tomoko Nishimaki-Mogami, Takeyo Kurashima, Junichi Mano, Kazumi Kitta
A real-time PCR-based analytical method was developed for the event-specific quantification of a genetically modified (GM) soybean event, MON87701. First, a standard plasmid for MON87701 quantification was constructed. The conversion factor (Cf) required to calculate the amount of genetically modified organism (GMO) was experimentally determined for a real-time PCR instrument. The determined Cf for the real-time PCR instrument was 1.24. For the evaluation of the developed method, a blind test was carried out in an inter-laboratory trial...
2016: Shokuhin Eiseigaku Zasshi. Journal of the Food Hygienic Society of Japan
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28001470/the-eu-legislation-on-gmos-between-nonsense-and-protectionism-an-ongoing-schumpeterian-chain-of-public-choices
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Giovanni Tagliabue
The EU regulation of agricultural biotechnology is botched and convoluted: the pseudo-concept of "Genetically Modified Organisms" has no coherent semantic or scientific content. The reasons of the paradox by which the cultivation of "GMOs" is substantially banned in Europe, while enormous quantities of recombinant-DNA cereals and legumes are imported to be used as feedstuff, are explained. The Directive 2015/412, giving Member states the choice to refuse the cultivation of genetically engineered crops at a national or local level, paves the way for a mosaic-like, Harlequinesque form of protectionism: nothing resembling a well-regulated free market...
December 21, 2016: GM Crops & Food
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909941/degradation-and-half-life-of-dna-present-in-biomass-from-a-genetically-modified-organism-during-land-application
#12
Mathew C Halter, James A Zahn
White biotechnology has made a positive impact on the chemical industry by providing safer, more efficient chemical manufacturing processes that have reduced the use of toxic chemicals, harsh reaction conditions, and expensive metal catalysts, which has improved alignment with the principles of Green Chemistry. The genetically-modified (GM) biocatalysts that are utilized in these processes are typically separated from high-value products and then recycled, or eliminated. Elimination routes include disposal in sanitary landfills, incineration, use as a fuel, animal feed, or reuse as an agricultural soil amendment or other value-added products...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Industrial Microbiology & Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27768244/detection-limits-of-quantitative-and-digital-pcr-assays-and-their-influence-in-presence-absence-surveys-of-environmental-dna
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Margaret E Hunter, Robert M Dorazio, John S S Butterfield, Gaia Meigs-Friend, Leo G Nico, Jason A Ferrante
A set of universal guidelines is needed to determine the limit of detection (LOD) in PCR-based analyses of low-concentration DNA. In particular, environmental DNA (eDNA) studies require sensitive and reliable methods to detect rare and cryptic species through shed genetic material in environmental samples. Current strategies for assessing detection limits of eDNA are either too stringent or subjective, possibly resulting in biased estimates of species' presence. Here, a conservative LOD analysis grounded in analytical chemistry is proposed to correct for overestimated DNA concentrations predominantly caused by the concentration plateau, a nonlinear relationship between expected and measured DNA concentrations...
October 21, 2016: Molecular Ecology Resources
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27744147/optimization-of-identity-operation-in-nmr-spectroscopy-via-genetic-algorithm-application-to-the-tedor-experiment
#14
V S Manu, Gianluigi Veglia
Identity operation in the form of π pulses is widely used in NMR spectroscopy. For an isolated single spin system, a sequence of even number of π pulses performs an identity operation, leaving the spin state essentially unaltered. For multi-spin systems, trains of π pulses with appropriate phases and time delays modulate the spin Hamiltonian to perform operations such as decoupling and recoupling. However, experimental imperfections often jeopardize the outcome, leading to severe losses in sensitivity. Here, we demonstrate that a newly designed Genetic Algorithm (GA) is able to optimize a train of π pulses, resulting in a robust identity operation...
September 27, 2016: Journal of Magnetic Resonance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27739510/multiplex-quantification-of-four-dna-targets-in-one-reaction-with-bio-rad-droplet-digital-pcr-system-for-gmo-detection
#15
David Dobnik, Dejan Štebih, Andrej Blejec, Dany Morisset, Jana Žel
The advantages of the digital PCR technology are already well documented until now. One way to achieve better cost efficiency of the technique is to use it in a multiplexing strategy. Droplet digital PCR platforms, which include two fluorescence filters, support at least duplex reactions and with some developments and optimization higher multiplexing is possible. The present study not only shows a development of multiplex assays in droplet digital PCR, but also presents a first thorough evaluation of several parameters in such multiplex digital PCR...
October 14, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27727209/bypassing-gmo-regulations-with-crispr-gene-editing
#16
Jungeun Kim, Jin-Soo Kim
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 11, 2016: Nature Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27695818/nobel-laureates-pick-food-fight-with-gmo-foes
#17
Jeff Lyon
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 1, 2016: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27642670/delivery-of-dual-drug-loaded-lipid-based-nanoparticles-across-the-blood-brain-barrier-impart-enhanced-neuroprotection-in-a-rotenone-induced-mouse-model-of-parkinson-s-disease
#18
Paromita Kundu, Manasi Das, Kalpalata Tripathy, Sanjeeb K Sahoo
Parkinson's disease (PD) is the most widespread form of dementia where there is an age related degeneration of dopaminergic neurons in the substantia nigra region of the brain. Accumulation of α-synuclein (αS) protein aggregate, mitochondrial dysfunction, oxidative stress, and neuronal cell death are the pathological hallmarks of PD. In this context, amalgamation of curcumin and piperine having profound cognitive properties, and antioxidant activity seems beneficial. However, the blood-brain barrier (BBB) is the major impediment for delivery of neurotherapeutics to the brain...
December 21, 2016: ACS Chemical Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27632191/comparison-of-droplet-digital-pcr-with-quantitative-real-time-pcr-for-determination-of-zygosity-in-transgenic-maize
#19
Xiaoli Xu, Cheng Peng, Xiaofu Wang, Xiaoyun Chen, Qiang Wang, Junfeng Xu
This study evaluated the applicability of droplet digital PCR (ddPCR) as a tool for maize zygosity determination using quantitative real-time PCR (qPCR) as a reference technology. Quantitative real-time PCR is commonly used to determine transgene copy number or GMO zygosity characterization. However, its effectiveness is based on identical reaction efficiencies for the transgene and the endogenous reference gene. Additionally, a calibrator sample should be utilized for accuracy. Droplet digital PCR is a DNA molecule counting technique that directly counts the absolute number of target and reference DNA molecules in a sample, independent of assay efficiency or external calibrators...
September 8, 2016: Transgenic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27627879/identification-of-target-genes-to-control-acetate-yield-during-aerobic-fermentation-with-saccharomyces-cerevisiae
#20
José Antonio Curiel, Zoel Salvadó, Jordi Tronchoni, Pilar Morales, Alda Joao Rodrigues, Manuel Quirós, Ramón Gonzalez
BACKGROUND: Aerobic fermentation of grape must, leading to respiro-fermentative metabolism of sugars, has been proposed as way of reducing alcohol content in wines. Two factors limit the usefulness of Saccharomyces cerevisiae for this application, the Crabtree effect, and excess volatile acidity under aerobic conditions. This work aimed to explore the impact on ethanol acetate production of different S. cerevisiae strains deleted for genes previously related with the Crabtree phenotype...
September 15, 2016: Microbial Cell Factories
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