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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805727/leaf-physiological-and-proteomic-analysis-to-elucidate-silicon-induced-adaptive-response-under-salt-stress-in-rosa-hybrida-rock-fire
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Prabhakaran Soundararajan, Abinaya Manivannan, Chung Ho Ko, Sowbiya Muneer, Byoung Ryong Jeong
Beneficial effects of silicon (Si) on growth and development have been witnessed in several plants. Nevertheless, studies on roses are merely reported. Therefore, the present investigation was carried out to illustrate the impact of Si on photosynthesis, antioxidant defense and leaf proteome of rose under salinity stress. In vitro-grown, acclimatized Rosa hybrida 'Rock Fire' were hydroponically treated with four treatments, such as control, Si (1.8 mM), NaCl (50 mM), and Si+NaCl. After 15 days, the consequences of salinity stress and the response of Si addition were analyzed...
August 14, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805715/identification-and-analysis-of-mitogen-activated-protein-kinase-mapk-cascades-in-fragaria-vesca
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Heying Zhou, Suyue Ren, Yuanfang Han, Qing Zhang, Ling Qin, Yu Xing
Mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) cascades are highly conserved signaling modules in eukaryotes, including yeasts, plants and animals. MAPK cascades are responsible for protein phosphorylation during signal transduction events, and typically consist of three protein kinases: MAPK, MAPK kinase, and MAPK kinase kinase. In this current study, we identified a total of 12 FvMAPK, 7 FvMAPKK, 73 FvMAPKKK, and one FvMAPKKKK genes in the recently published Fragaria vesca genome sequence. This work reported the classification, annotation and phylogenetic evaluation of these genes and an assessment of conserved motifs and the expression profiling of members of the gene family were also analyzed here...
August 13, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805497/putative-role-of-glutamine-in-the-activation-of-cbl-cipk-signalling-pathways-during-salt-stress-in-sorghum
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Rafael de Souza Miranda, Juan Carlos Alvarez-Pizarro, José Hélio Costa, Stelamaris de Oliveira Paula, José Tarquinio Prisco, Enéas Gomes-Filho
The salt overly sensitive (SOS) pathway is the only mechanism known for Na(+) extrusion in plant cells. SOS pathway activation involves Ca(2+)-sensing proteins, such as calcineurin B-like (CBL) proteins, and CBL-interacting protein kinases (CIPKs). In this signalling mechanism, a transit increase in cytosolic Ca(2+) concentration triggered by Na(+) accumulation is perceived by CBL (also known as SOS3). Afterward, SOS3 physically interacts with a CIPK (also known as SOS2), forming the SOS2/SOS3 complex, which can regulate the number downstream targets, controlling ionic homeostasis...
August 14, 2017: Plant Signaling & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803364/volatile-terpenoids-multiple-functions-biosynthesis-modulation-and-manipulation-by-genetic-engineering
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Farhat Abbas, Yanguo Ke, Rangcai Yu, Yuechong Yue, Sikandar Amanullah, Muhammad Muzammil Jahangir, Yanping Fan
Terpenoids play several physiological and ecological functions in plant life through direct and indirect plant defenses and also in human society because of their enormous applications in the pharmaceutical, food and cosmetics industries. Through the aid of genetic engineering its role can by magnified to broad spectrum by improving genetic ability of crop plants, enhancing the aroma quality of fruits and flowers and the production of pharmaceutical terpenoids contents in medicinal plants. Terpenoids are structurally diverse and the most abundant plant secondary metabolites, playing an important role in plant life through direct and indirect plant defenses, by attracting pollinators and through different interactions between the plants and their environment...
August 12, 2017: Planta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802231/phytochemical-properties-and-pharmacological-effects-of-quercus-ilex-l-aqueous-extract-on-gastrointestinal-physiological-parameters-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
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Kaïs Rtibi, Imen Hammami, Slimen Selmi, Dhekra Grami, Hichem Sebai, Mohamed Amri, Lamjed Marzouki
INTRODUCTION: Several research studies have reported on the pharmacological relevance of the medicinal plants used for treating various gastrointestinal disorders and controlling the dietary glucose uptake in the intestinal tract. METHODS: Male rats were used to investigate the pharmacological effects of green oak acorn aqueous extract (GOAE) on gastrointestinal physiological parameters in vivo and in vitro. In this respect, the gastro-intestinal motility and hypersecretion essays were evaluated using a simple test meal (10% charcoal in 5% gum arabic) and castor oil induced diarrhea...
August 9, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801864/isolation-and-characterization-of-iron-chelators-from-turmeric-curcuma-longa-selective-metal-binding-by-curcuminoids
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Donald J Messner, Christine Surrago, Celia Fiordalisi, Wing Yin Chung, Kris V Kowdley
Iron overload disorders may be treated by chelation therapy. This study describes a novel method for isolating iron chelators from complex mixtures including plant extracts. We demonstrate the one-step isolation of curcuminoids from turmeric, the medicinal food spice derived from Curcuma longa. The method uses iron-nitrilotriacetic acid (NTA)-agarose, to which curcumin binds rapidly, specifically, and reversibly. Curcumin, demethoxycurcumin, and bisdemethoxycurcumin each bound iron-NTA-agarose with comparable affinities and a stoichiometry near 1...
August 11, 2017: Biometals: An International Journal on the Role of Metal Ions in Biology, Biochemistry, and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801737/how-is-light-interception-efficiency-related-to-shoot-structure-in-tall-canopy-species
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Noriyuki Osada, Tsutom Hiura
Coexistence of multiple species is a fundamental aspect of plant and forest ecology. Although spatial arrangement of leaves within crowns is an important determinant of light interception and productivity, shoot structure varies considerably among coexisting canopy species. We investigated the relative importance of structural traits in determining the light availability of leaves (I) and light interception efficiency at the current-year shoot level (LIECS; the total light interception of leaves divided by shoot biomass) at the top of crowns of 11 canopy species in a cool-temperate forest in Japan...
August 11, 2017: Oecologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801632/stimulation-in-primary-and-secondary-metabolism-by-elevated-carbon-dioxide-alters-green-tea-quality-in-camellia-sinensis-l
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Xin Li, Lan Zhang, Golam Jalal Ahammed, Zhi-Xin Li, Ji-Peng Wei, Chen Shen, Peng Yan, Li-Ping Zhang, Wen-Yan Han
Rising CO2 concentration, a driving force of climate change, is impacting global food security by affecting plant physiology. Nevertheless, the effects of elevated CO2 on primary and secondary metabolism in tea plants (Camellia sinensis L.) still remain largely unknown. Here we showed that exposure of tea plants to elevated CO2 (800 µmol mol(-1) for 24 d) remarkably improved both photosynthesis and respiration in tea leaves. Furthermore, elevated CO2 increased the concentrations of soluble sugar, starch and total carbon, but decreased the total nitrogen concentration, resulting in an increased carbon to nitrogen ratio in tea leaves...
August 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800607/rna-sequencing-based-transcriptome-and-biochemical-analyses-of-steroidal-saponin-pathway-in-a-complete-set-of-allium-fistulosum-a-cepa-monosomic-addition-lines
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Mostafa Abdelrahman, Magdi El-Sayed, Shusei Sato, Hideki Hirakawa, Shin-Ichi Ito, Keisuke Tanaka, Yoko Mine, Nobuo Sugiyama, Minoru Suzuki, Naoki Yamauchi, Masayoshi Shigyo
The genus Allium is a rich source of steroidal saponins, and its medicinal properties have been attributed to these bioactive compounds. The saponin compounds with diverse structures play a pivotal role in Allium's defense mechanism. Despite numerous studies on the occurrence and chemical structure of steroidal saponins, their biosynthetic pathway in Allium species is poorly understood. The monosomic addition lines (MALs) of the Japanese bunching onion (A. fistulosum, FF) with an extra chromosome from the shallot (A...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800533/deficiency-and-toxicity-of-boron-alterations-in-growth-oxidative-damage-and-uptake-by-citrange-orange-plants
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Asad Shah, Xiuwen Wu, Abid Ullah, Shah Fahad, Riaz Muhammad, Lei Yan, Cuncang Jiang
Boron (B) deficiency and toxicity are the major factors that affect plant growth and yield. The present study revealed the effect of B deficiency and toxicity on plant growth, morphology, physiology, and cell structure. A hydroponic culture experiment was conducted with five B levels, B deficient (B0), sufficient (B20, B10, B40) and toxic (B100). Our results show that both B deficient as well as excess level inhibit plant growth. In B deficiency, the major visible symptoms were appeared in roots, while B excess burned the leaf margin of older leaves...
August 8, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800123/differential-proteomic-analysis-reveals-the-effect-of-calcium-on-malus-baccata-borkh-leaves-under-temperature-stress
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Lijie Li, Hong Su, Huaiyu Ma, Deguo Lyu
In the cool apple-producing areas of northern China, air temperature during early spring changes in a rapid and dramatic manner, which affects the growth and development of apple trees at the early stage of the growing season. Previous studies have shown that the treatment of calcium can increase the cold tolerance of Malus baccata Borkh., a widely-used rootstock apple tree in northern China. To better understand the physiological function of calcium in the response of M. baccata to temperature stress, we analyzed the effect of calcium treatment (2% CaCl₂) on M...
August 11, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799726/external-hyphae-of-rhizophagus-irregularis-daom-197198-are-less-sensitive-to-low-ph-than-roots-in-arbuscular-mycorrhizae-evidence-from-axenic-culture-system
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Ning Wang, Zengwei Feng, Yang Zhou, Honghui Zhu, Qing Yao
The growth of plant roots and arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) can be inhibited by low pH; however, it is largely unknown which is more sensitive to low pH. This study aimed to compare the physiological and molecular responses of external hyphae (EH) and roots to low pH in terms of growth, development and functioning. We established AM symbiosis in a two-compartmented system (root compartment, RC; hyphal compartment, HC) using AMF and transformed hairy roots and exposed them to pH 6.5 and/or pH 4.5. The results showed that pH 4...
August 11, 2017: Environmental Microbiology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799077/arbuscular-mycorrhizal-fungus-inoculation-reduces-the-drought-resistance-advantage-of-endophyte-infected-versus-endophyte-free-leymus-chinensis
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Hui Liu, Wei Chen, Man Wu, Rihan Wu, Yong Zhou, Yubao Gao, Anzhi Ren
Grasses can be infected simultaneously by endophytic fungi and arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM) fungi. In this study, we tested the hypothesis that endophyte-associated drought resistance of a native grass was affected by an AM fungus. In a greenhouse experiment, we compared the performance of endophyte-infected (EI) and endophyte-free (EF) Leymus chinensis, a dominant species native to the Inner Mongolia steppe, under altered water and AM fungus availability. The results showed that endophyte infection significantly increased drought resistance of the host grass, but the beneficial effects were reduced by AM fungus inoculation...
August 10, 2017: Mycorrhiza
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798760/striking-the-right-chord-signaling-enigma-during-root-gravitropism
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Manjul Singh, Aditi Gupta, Ashverya Laxmi
Plants being sessile can often be judged as passive acceptors of their environment. However, plants are actually even more active in responding to the factors from their surroundings. Plants do not have eyes, ears or vestibular system like animals, still they "know" which way is up and which way is down? This is facilitated by receptor molecules within plant which perceive changes in internal and external conditions such as light, touch, obstacles; and initiate signaling pathways that enable the plant to react...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798728/draft-genome-sequence-of-the-nitrogen-fixing-rhizobium-sullae-type-strain-is123-t-focusing-on-the-key-genes-for-symbiosis-with-its-host-hedysarum-coronarium-l
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Gaurav Sablok, Riccardo Rosselli, Torsten Seeman, Robin van Velzen, Elisa Polone, Alessio Giacomini, Nicola La Porta, Rene Geurts, Rosella Muresu, Andrea Squartini
The prominent feature of rhizobia is their molecular dialogue with plant hosts. Such interaction is enabled by the presence of a series of symbiotic genes encoding for the synthesis and export of signals triggering organogenetic and physiological responses in the plant. The genome of the Rhizobium sullae type strain IS123(T) nodulating the legume Hedysarum coronarium, was sequenced and resulted in 317 scaffolds for a total assembled size of 7,889,576 bp. Its features were compared with those of genomes from rhizobia representing an increasing gradient of taxonomical distance, from a conspecific isolate (Rhizobium sullae WSM1592), to two congeneric cases (Rhizobium leguminosarum bv...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798725/isolation-and-characterization-of-a-phosphorus-solubilizing-bacterium-from-rhizosphere-soils-and-its-colonization-of-chinese-cabbage-brassica-campestris-ssp-chinensis
#16
Zhen Wang, Guoyi Xu, Pengda Ma, Yanbing Lin, Xiangna Yang, Cuiling Cao
Phosphate-solubilizing bacteria (PSB) can promote the dissolution of insoluble phosphorus (P) in soil, enhancing the availability of soluble P. Thus, their application can reduce the consumption of fertilizer and aid in sustainable agricultural development. From the rhizosphere of Chinese cabbage plants grown in Yangling, we isolated a strain of PSB (YL6) with a strong ability to dissolve P and showed that this strain promoted the growth of these plants under field conditions. However, systematic research on the colonization of bacteria in the plant rhizosphere remains deficient...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798491/phytochromobilin-deficiency-impairs-sugar-metabolism-through-the-regulation-of-cytokinin-and-auxin-signaling-in-tomato-fruits
#17
Ricardo Ernesto Bianchetti, Aline Bertinatto Cruz, Bruna Soares Oliveira, Diego Demarco, Eduardo Purgatto, Lázaro Eustáquio Pereira Peres, Magdalena Rossi, Luciano Freschi
Phytochomes and plant hormones have been emerging as important regulators of fleshy fruit biology and quality traits; however, the relevance of phytochrome-hormonal signaling crosstalk in controlling fruit development and metabolism remains elusive. Here, we show that the deficiency in phytochrome chromophore phytochromobilin (PΦB) biosynthesis inhibits sugar accumulation in tomato (Solanum lycopersicum) fruits by transcriptionally downregulating sink- and starch biosynthesis-related enzymes, such as cell-wall invertases, sucrose transporters and ADP-glucose pyrophosphorylases...
August 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797946/genome-wide-screening-of-oryza-sativa-ssp-japonica-and-indica-reveals-a-complex-family-of-proteins-with-ribosome-inactivating-protein-domains
#18
Pieter Wytynck, Pierre Rougé, Els J M Van Damme
Ribosome-inactivating proteins (RIPs) are cytotoxic enzymes capable of halting protein synthesis by irreversible modification of ribosomes. Although RIPs are widespread they are not ubiquitous in the plant kingdom. The physiological importance of RIPs is not fully elucidated, but evidence suggests a role in the protection of the plant against biotic and abiotic stresses. Searches in the rice genome revealed a large and highly complex family of proteins with a RIP domain. A comparative analysis retrieved 38 RIP sequences from the genome sequence of Oryza sativa subspecies japonica and 34 sequences from the subspecies indica...
August 7, 2017: Phytochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795772/the-potential-of-the-spectral-water-balance-index-wabi-for-crop-irrigation-scheduling
#19
Tal Rapaport, Uri Hochberg, Amnon Cochavi, Arnon Karnieli, Shimon Rachmilevitch
Hyperspectral sensing can detect slight changes in plant physiology, and may offer a faster and nondestructive alternative for water status monitoring. This premise was tested in the current study using a narrow-band 'water balance index' (WABI), which is based on independent changes in leaf water content (1500 nm) and the efficiency of the nonphotochemical quenching (NPQ) photo-protective mechanism (531 nm). The hydraulic, photo-protective and spectral behaviors of five important crops - grapevine, corn, tomato, pea and sunflower - were evaluated under water deficit conditions in order to associate the differences in stress physiology with WABI suitability...
August 10, 2017: New Phytologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795524/resin-foraging-dynamics-in-varroa-destructor-infested-hives-a-case-of-medication-of-kin
#20
Michelina Pusceddu, Giannella Piluzza, Panagiotis Theodorou, Franco Buffa, Luca Ruiu, Simonetta Bullitta, Ignazio Floris, Alberto Satta
Social insects have evolved colony behavioral, physiological and organizational adaptations (social immunity) to reduce the risks of parasitization and/or disease transmission. The collection of resin from various plants and its use in the hive as propolis, is a clear example of behavioral defense. For Apis mellifera, an increased propolis content in the hive may correspond to variations in the microbial load of the colony and to a down-regulation of an individual bee's immune response. However, many aspects of such antimicrobial mechanism still need to be clarified...
August 10, 2017: Insect Science
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