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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197715/vacuolar-ion-channels-in-the-liverwort-marchantia-polymorpha-influence-of-ion-channel-inhibitors
#1
Mateusz Koselski, Kazimierz Trebacz, Halina Dziubinska
Potassium-permeable slow activating vacuolar channels (SV) and chloride-permeable channels in the vacuole of the liverwort Marchantia polymorpha were characterized in respect to calcium dependence, selectivity, and pharmacology. The patch-clamp method was used in the study of ion channel activity in the vacuoles from the liverwort Marchantia polymorpha. The whole-vacuole recordings allowed simultaneous observation of two types of currents-predominant slow activated currents recorded at positive voltages and fast activated currents recorded at negative voltages...
February 14, 2017: Planta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174248/mpwip-regulates-air-pore-complex-development-in-the-liverwort-marchantia-polymorpha
#2
Victor A S Jones, Liam Dolan
The colonisation of the land by plants was accompanied by the evolution of complex tissues and multicellular structures comprising different cell types as morphological adaptations to the terrestrial environment. Here we show that the single WIP protein in the early-diverging land plant Marchantia polymorpha L. is required for the development of the multicellular gas exchange structure, the air pore complex. This 16-cell barrel-shaped structure surrounds an opening between epidermal cells that facilitates the exchange of gasses between the chamber containing the photosynthetic cells inside the plant and the air outside...
February 7, 2017: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162041/n-hexanal-and-z-3-hexenal-are-generated-from-arachidonic-acid-and-linolenic-acid-by-a-lipoxygenase-in-marchantia-polymorpha-l
#3
Moataz M Tawfik, Katsuyuki T Yamato, Takayuki Kohchi, Takao Koeduka, Kenji Matsui
Most terrestrial plants form green leaf volatiles (GLVs), which are mainly composed of six-carbon (C6) compounds. In our effort to study the distribution of the ability of lipoxygenase (LOX) to form GLVs, we found that a liverwort, Marchantia polymorpha, formed n-hexanal and (Z)-3-hexenal. Some LOXs execute a secondary reaction to form short chain volatiles. One of the LOXs from M. polymorpha (MpLOX7) oxygenized arachidonic and α-linolenic acids at almost equivalent efficiency and formed C6-aldehydes during its catalysis; these are likely formed from hydroperoxides of arachidonic and α-linolenic acids, with a cleavage of the bond between carbon at the base of the hydroperoxy group and carbon of double bond, which is energetically unfavorable...
February 6, 2017: Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160212/phthalides-distribution-in-nature-chemical-reactivity-synthesis-and-biological-activity
#4
Alejandra León, Mayela Del-Ángel, José Luis Ávila, Guillermo Delgado
Phthalides are a relatively small group of natural compounds confined to several plant families and some genera of fungi and liverworts. They are divided into two structural groups, the monomeric and dimeric phthalides, and known mainly as bioactive constituents of different plant species used traditionally for medicinal purposes in Asia, Europe, and North America.The first reports on the chemistry of phthalides appeared at the end of the nineteenth century, in which they were identified as the odor constituents of the essential oil of celery (Apium graveolens) by Ciamician and Silber (1897)...
2017: Progress in the Chemistry of Organic Natural Products
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153920/the-liverwort-marchantia-drives-alternative-electron-flow-using-a-flavodiiron-protein-to-protect-psi
#5
Ginga Shimakawa, Kimitsune Ishizaki, Shigeyuki Tsukamoto, Moeko Tanaka, Takehiro Sejima, Chikahiro Miyake
The diffusion efficiency of O2 in atmosphere, like that of CO2, is approximately 10(4) times greater than that in aqueous environments. Consequently, terrestrial photosynthetic organisms need mechanisms to protect against potential oxidative damage. The liverwort Marchantia polymorpha, a basal land plant, has habitats where it is exposed to both water and the atmosphere. Furthermore, like cyanobacteria, M. polymorpha has genes encoding flavodiiron proteins (FLV). In cyanobacteria, FLVs mediate O2-dependent alternative electron flow (AEF) to suppress production of reactive oxygen species...
February 2, 2017: Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134432/functional-ptb-phosphate-transporters-are-present-in-streptophyte-algae-and-early-diverging-land-plants
#6
Clémence Bonnot, Hélène Proust, Benoît Pinson, Florine P L Colbalchini, Alexis Lesly-Veillard, Holger Breuninger, Clément Champion, Alexander J Hetherington, Steven Kelly, Liam Dolan
Two inorganic phosphate (Pi) uptake mechanisms operate in streptophytes and chlorophytes, the two lineages of green plants. PHOSPHATE TRANSPORTER B (PTB) proteins are hypothesized to be the Na(+) /Pi symporters catalysing Pi uptake in chlorophytes, whereas PHOSPHATE TRANSPORTER 1 (PHT1) proteins are the H(+) /Pi symporters that carry out Pi uptake in angiosperms. PHT1 proteins are present in all streptophyte lineages. However, Pi uptake in streptophyte algae and marine angiosperms requires Na(+) influx, suggesting that Na(+) /Pi symporters also function in some streptophytes...
January 30, 2017: New Phytologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28116059/geographical-structure-narrow-species-ranges-and-cenozoic-diversification-in-a-pantropical-clade-of-epiphyllous-leafy-liverworts
#7
Julia Bechteler, Alfons Schäfer-Verwimp, Gaik Ee Lee, Kathrin Feldberg, Oscar Alejandro Pérez-Escobar, Tamás Pócs, Denilson F Peralta, Matthew A M Renner, Jochen Heinrichs
The evolutionary history and classification of epiphyllous cryptogams are still poorly known. Leptolejeunea is a largely epiphyllous pantropical liverwort genus with about 25 species characterized by deeply bilobed underleaves, elliptic to narrowly obovate leaf lobes, the presence of ocelli, and vegetative reproduction by cladia. Sequences of three chloroplast regions (rbcL, trnL-F, psbA) and the nuclear ribosomal ITS region were obtained for 66 accessions of Leptolejeunea and six outgroup species to explore the phylogeny, divergence times, and ancestral areas of this genus...
January 2017: Ecology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098347/evolutionary-origin-of-phytochrome-responses-and-signaling-in-land-plants
#8
REVIEW
Keisuke Inoue, Ryuichi Nishihama, Takayuki Kohchi
Phytochromes comprise one of the major photoreceptor families in plants, and they regulate many aspects of plant growth and development throughout the plant life cycle. A canonical land plant phytochrome originated in the common ancestor of streptophytes. Phytochromes have diversified in seed plants and some basal land plants due to lineage-specific gene duplications that occurred during the course of land plant evolution. Molecular genetic analyses using Arabidopsis thaliana suggested that there are two types of phytochromes in angiosperms, light-labile type I and light-stable type II, which have different signaling mechanisms and which regulate distinct responses...
January 18, 2017: Plant, Cell & Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087942/the-mutualistic-interaction-between-plants-and-arbuscular-mycorrhizal-fungi
#9
Luisa Lanfranco, Paola Bonfante, Andrea Genre
Mycorrhizal fungi belong to several taxa and develop mutualistic symbiotic associations with over 90% of all plant species, from liverworts to angiosperms. While descriptive approaches have dominated the initial studies of these fascinating symbioses, the advent of molecular biology, live cell imaging, and "omics" techniques have provided new and powerful tools to decipher the cellular and molecular mechanisms that rule mutualistic plant-fungus interactions. In this article we focus on the most common mycorrhizal association, arbuscular mycorrhiza (AM), which is formed by a group of soil fungi belonging to Glomeromycota...
December 2016: Microbiology Spectrum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057327/occurrence-of-brassinosteroids-in-non-flowering-land-plants-liverwort-moss-lycophyte-and-fern
#10
Takao Yokota, Toshiyuki Ohnishi, Kyomi Shibata, Masashi Asahina, Takahito Nomura, Tomomichi Fujita, Kimitsune Ishizaki, Takayuki Kohchi
Endogenous brassinosteroids (BRs) in non-flowering land plants were analyzed. BRs were found in a liverwort (Marchantia polymorpha), a moss (Physcomitrella patens), lycophytes (Selaginella moellendorffii and S. uncinata) and 13 fern species. A biologically active BR, castasterone (CS), was identified in most of these non-flowering plants but another biologically active BR, brassinolide, was not. It may be distinctive that levels of CS in non-flowering plants were orders of magnitude lower than those in flowering plants...
January 2, 2017: Phytochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025543/rna-editing-and-its-molecular-mechanism-in-plant-organelles
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REVIEW
Mizuho Ichinose, Mamoru Sugita
RNA editing by cytidine (C) to uridine (U) conversions is widespread in plant mitochondria and chloroplasts. In some plant taxa, "reverse" U-to-C editing also occurs. However, to date, no instance of RNA editing has yet been reported in green algae and the complex thalloid liverworts. RNA editing may have evolved in early land plants 450 million years ago. However, in some plant species, including the liverwort, Marchantia polymorpha, editing may have been lost during evolution. Most RNA editing events can restore the evolutionarily conserved amino acid residues in mRNAs or create translation start and stop codons...
December 23, 2016: Genes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28007566/by-how-much-do-we-underestimate-species-diversity-of-liverworts-using-morphological-evidence-an-example-from-australasian-plagiochila-plagiochilaceae-jungermanniopsida
#12
Matt A M Renner, Margaret M Heslewood, Simon D F Patzak, Alfons Schäfer-Verwimp, Jochen Heinrichs
As a framework for revisionary study of the leafy liverwort Plagiochila in Australia, two methods for species delimitation on molecular sequence data, General Mixed Yule Coalescence model (GMYC) and Automatic Barcode Gap Discovery (ABGD) were applied to a dataset including 265 individuals from Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific. Groups returned by GMYC and ABGD were incongruent in some lineages, and ABGD tended to lump groups. This may reflect underlying heterogeneity in the history of diversification within different lineages of Plagiochila...
December 19, 2016: Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27982074/an-adenylyl-cyclase-with-a-phosphodiesterase-domain-in-basal-plants-with-a-motile-sperm-system
#13
Masahiro Kasahara, Noriyuki Suetsugu, Yuki Urano, Chiaki Yamamoto, Mikiya Ohmori, Yuki Takada, Shujiro Okuda, Tomoaki Nishiyama, Hidetoshi Sakayama, Takayuki Kohchi, Fumio Takahashi
Adenylyl cyclase (AC), which produces the signalling molecule cAMP, has numerous important cellular functions in diverse organisms from prokaryotes to eukaryotes. Here we report the identification and characterization of an AC gene from the liverwort Marchantia polymorpha. The encoded protein has both a C-terminal AC catalytic domain similar to those of class III ACs and an N-terminal cyclic nucleotide phosphodiesterase (PDE) domain that degrades cyclic nucleotides, thus we designated the gene MpCAPE (COMBINED AC with PDE)...
December 16, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27939317/regional-growth-rate-differences-specified-by-apical-notch-activities-regulate-liverwort-thallus-shape
#14
Jeremy E Solly, Nik J Cunniffe, C Jill Harrison
Plants have undergone 470 million years of evolution on land and different groups have distinct body shapes. Liverworts are the most ancient land plant lineage and have a flattened, creeping body (the thallus), which grows from apical cells in an invaginated "notch." The genetic mechanisms regulating liverwort shape are almost totally unknown, yet they provide a blueprint for the radiation of land plant forms. We have used a combination of live imaging, growth analyses, and computational modeling to determine what regulates liverwort thallus shape in Marchantia polymorpha...
January 9, 2017: Current Biology: CB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908578/water-pollution-causes-ultrastructural-and-functional-damages-in-pellia-neesiana-gottsche-limpr
#15
Adriana Basile, Sergio Sorbo, Marco Lentini, Barbara Conte, Sergio Esposito
The aim of this work is to evaluate the effects of freshwater pollution in the heavily contaminated Sarno River (Campania, South Italy), using Pellia neesiana (Pelliaceae Metzgeriales) in order to propose this liverwort as a potential bioindicator, able to record the effects of water pollution, particularly the one related to metal (loid) contamination. Samples of P. neesiana in nylon bags were disposed floating for one week on the waters of Sarno River in three sites characterised by an increasing pollution...
November 25, 2016: Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886385/nonreciprocal-complementation-of-knox-gene-function-in-land-plants
#16
Eftychios Frangedakis, Denis Saint-Marcoux, Laura A Moody, Ester Rabbinowitsch, Jane A Langdale
Class I KNOTTED-LIKE HOMEOBOX (KNOX) proteins regulate development of the multicellular diploid sporophyte in both mosses and flowering plants; however, the morphological context in which they function differs. In order to determine how Class I KNOX function was modified as land plants evolved, phylogenetic analyses and cross-species complementation assays were performed. Our data reveal that a duplication within the charophyte sister group to land plants led to distinct Class I and Class II KNOX gene families...
November 25, 2016: New Phytologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875778/phytochrome-interacting-factor-from-arabidopsis-to-liverwort
#17
REVIEW
Nayoung Lee, Giltsu Choi
Phytochromes are red and far-red light photoreceptors that regulate the responses of plants to light throughout their life cycles. Phytochromes do this in part by inhibiting the function of a group of basic helix-loop-helix transcription factors called phytochrome-interacting factors (PIFs). Arabidopsis has eight PIFs that function sometimes redundantly and sometimes distinctively depending on their expression patterns and protein stability, as well as on variations in the promoters they target in vivo. PIF-like proteins exist in other seed plants and non-vascular plants where they also regulate light responses...
November 19, 2016: Current Opinion in Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866889/the-mechanism-forming-the-cell-surface-of-tip-growing-rooting-cells-is-conserved-among-land-plants
#18
Suvi Honkanen, Victor A S Jones, Giulia Morieri, Clement Champion, Alexander J Hetherington, Steve Kelly, Hélène Proust, Denis Saint-Marcoux, Helen Prescott, Liam Dolan
To discover mechanisms that controlled the growth of the rooting system in the earliest land plants, we identified genes that control the development of rhizoids in the liverwort Marchantia polymorpha. 336,000 T-DNA transformed lines were screened for mutants with defects in rhizoid growth, and a de novo genome assembly was generated to identify the mutant genes. We report the identification of 33 genes required for rhizoid growth, of which 6 had not previously been functionally characterized in green plants...
December 5, 2016: Current Biology: CB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27859339/ferns-mosses-and-liverworts-as-model-systems-for-light-mediated-chloroplast-movements
#19
REVIEW
Noriyuki Suetsugu, Takeshi Higa, Masamitsu Wada
Light-induced chloroplast movement is found in most plant species, including algae and land plants. In land plants with multiple small chloroplasts, under weak light conditions, the chloroplasts move towards the light and accumulate on the periclinal cell walls to efficiently perceive light for photosynthesis (the accumulation response). Under strong light conditions, chloroplasts escape from light to avoid photodamage (the avoidance response). In most plant species, blue light induces chloroplast movement, and phototropin receptor kinases are the blue light receptors...
November 17, 2016: Plant, Cell & Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852238/illumina-sequencing-based-community-analysis-of-bacteria-associated-with-different-bryophytes-collected-from-tibet-china
#20
Jing Yan Tang, Jing Ma, Xue Dong Li, Yan Hong Li
BACKGROUND: Previous studies on the bacteria associated with the bryophytes showed that there were abundant bacteria inhabited in/on these hosts. However, the type of bacteria and whether these discriminate between different bryophytes based on a particular factor remains largely unknown. RESULTS: This study was designed to analyze the biodiversity and community of the bacteria associated with ten liverworts and ten mosses using Illumina-sequencing techniques based on bacterial 16S rRNA gene...
November 16, 2016: BMC Microbiology
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