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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765721/on-the-diversity-and-richness-of-understory-bryophytes-at-nectandra-cloud-forest-reserve-costa-rica
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Daniel H Norris, Ekaphan Kraichak, Allen C Risk, Diane Lucas, Dorothy J Allard, Frida Rosengren, Theresa A Clark, Nicole Fenton, Michael Tessler, Nonkululo Phephu, Evelyne T Lennette
BACKGROUND: A survey of the understory bryophytes in the Nectandra Cloud Forest Preserve yielded 1083 specimens distributed among 55 families, represented by 74 genera of mosses, 75 genera of liverworts and 3 of hornworts. We studied and analyzed the bryophytic distribution on six types of substrates: 1) corticolous, 2) epiphyllous, 3) saxicolous, 4) terricolous, 5) aquatic and 6) lignicolous. The richness and composition of bryophyte genera are compared to those of other previous bryophyte surveys from 4 other sites with different oceanic exposures, climatic and geographic conditions in Costa Rica...
2017: Biodiversity Data Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28751898/comparative-analysis-of-chloroplast-psbd-promoters-in-terrestrial-plants
#2
Shuichi Shimmura, Mikio Nozoe, Shota Kitora, Satoko Kin, Shigeru Matsutani, Yoko Ishizaki, Yoichi Nakahira, Takashi Shiina
The transcription of photosynthesis genes encoded by the plastid genome is mainly mediated by a prokaryotic-type RNA polymerase called plastid-encoded plastid RNA polymerase (PEP). Standard PEP-dependent promoters resemble bacterial sigma-70-type promoters containing the so-called -10 and -35 elements. On the other hand, an unusual light- and stress-responsive promoter (psbD LRP) that is regulated by a 19-bp AAG-box immediately upstream of the -35 element has been mapped upstream of the psbD-psbC operon in some angiosperms...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692333/boron-and-the-evolutionary-development-of-roots
#3
Ulrich Kutschera, Karl J Niklas
Experimental work has shown that Boron (i.e., Boric acid, B) is an essential and multifunctional microelement for vascular plant development. In addition to its other functions, which include xylem development and lignin biosynthesis, we now know that B is involved in phytohormone-signaling and influences the mechanical properties of intercellular pectins. From these data, we conclude that B played an important role during the evolutionary development of lignified tissues, and that it may have been involved in the evolution of vascular plant roots, as hypothesized by D...
July 10, 2017: Plant Signaling & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676660/drp3-and-elm1-are-required-for-mitochondrial-fission-in-the-liverwort-marchantia-polymorpha
#4
Nagisa Nagaoka, Akihiro Yamashita, Rina Kurisu, Yuta Watari, Fumiko Ishizuna, Nobuhissro Tsutsumi, Kimitsune Ishizaki, Takayuki Kohchi, Shin-Ichi Arimura
Mitochondria increase in number by the fission of existing mitochondria. Mitochondrial fission is needed to provide mitochondria to daughter cells during cell division. In Arabidopsis thaliana, four kinds of genes have been reported to be involved in mitochondrial fission. Two of them, DRP3 (dynamin-related protein3) and FIS1 (FISSION1), are well conserved in eukaryotes. The other two are plant-specific ELM1 (elongated mitochondria1) and PMD (peroxisomal and mitochondrial division). To better understand the commonality and diversity of mitochondrial fission factors in land plants, we examined mitochondrial fission-related genes in a liverwort, Marchantia polymorpha...
July 4, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634853/chloroplast-aggregation-during-the-cold-positioning-response-in-the-liverwort-marchantia-polymorpha
#5
Hiroyuki Tanaka, Mayuko Sato, Yuka Ogasawara, Noriko Hamashima, Othmar Buchner, Andreas Holzinger, Kiminori Toyooka, Yutaka Kodama
Under low-light conditions, chloroplasts localize along periclinal cell walls at temperatures near 20 °C, but they localize along anticlinal cell walls near 5 °C. This phenomenon is known as the cold-positioning response. We previously showed that chloroplasts move as aggregates rather than individually during the cold-positioning response in the fern Adiantum capillus-veneris. This observation suggested that chloroplasts physically interact with each other during the cold-positioning response. However, the physiological processes underlying chloroplast aggregation are unclear...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Plant Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587992/the-isolation-and-functional-characterization-of-three-liverwort-genes-encoding-cinnamate-4-hydroxylase
#6
Xin-Yan Liu, Hai-Na Yu, Shuai Gao, Yi-Feng Wu, Ai-Xia Cheng, Hong-Xiang Lou
The plant phenylpropanoid pathway is responsible for the synthesis of a wide variety of secondary metabolites. The second step in phenylpropanoid synthesis is carried out by the cytochrome P450 monooxygenase enzyme cinnamate 4-hydroxylase (C4H), which catalyzes the p-hydroxylation of trans-cinnamic acid to p-coumarate. Genes encoding C4H have been characterized in many vascular plant species, but as yet not in any bryophyte species. Here, a survey of the transcriptome sequences of four liverwort species was able to identify eight putative C4Hs...
May 26, 2017: Plant Physiology and Biochemistry: PPB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573928/diversity-of-mitochondrial-plastid-dnas-mtpts-in-seed-plants
#7
Xin-Cun Wang, Haimei Chen, Dan Yang, Chang Liu
Mitochondrial plastid DNAs (MTPTs) refer to plastid-derived DNA fragments in mitochondrial genomes. While the MTPTs have been described for numerous species, its overall patterns have not been examined in details. Here, we carried out a systematic analysis of MTPTs among 73 plant species, including 28 algae, 1 liverwort, 2 moss, 1 lycophyte, 1 gymnosperm, 1 magnoliid, 12 monocots, 26 eudicots and 1 relic angiosperm Amborella trichopoda. A total of 300 MTPT gene clusters were found in 39 seed plants, which represented 144 MTPT gene cluster types...
June 2, 2017: Mitochondrial DNA. Part A. DNA Mapping, Sequencing, and Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28567683/the-biological-response-chain-to-pollution-a-case-study-from-the-italian-triangle-of-death-assessed-with-the-liverwort-lunularia-cruciata
#8
Adriana Basile, Stefano Loppi, Marina Piscopo, Luca Paoli, Andrea Vannini, Fabrizio Monaci, Sergio Sorbo, Marco Lentini, Sergio Esposito
The liverwort Lunularia cruciata, known for being a species tolerant to pollution able to colonize urban areas, was collected in the town of Acerra (South Italy) to investigate the biological effects of air pollution in one of the three vertices of the so-called Italian Triangle of Death. The ultrastructural damages observed by transmission electron microscopy in specimens collected in Acerra were compared with samples collected in the city center of Naples and in a small rural site far from sources of air pollution (Riccia, Molise, Southern Italy)...
May 31, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502748/cytochrome-p450-diversity-in-the-tree-of-life
#9
David R Nelson
Sequencing in all areas of the tree of life has produced >300,000 cytochrome P450 (CYP) sequences that have been mined and collected. Nomenclature has been assigned to >41,000 CYP sequences and the majority of the remainder has been sorted by BLAST searches into clans, families and subfamilies in preparation for naming. The P450 sequence space is being systematically explored and filled in. Well-studied groups like vertebrates are covered in greater depth while new insights are being added into uncharted territories like horseshoe crab (Limulus polyphemus), tardigrades (Hypsibius dujardini), velvet worm (Euperipatoides_rowelli), and basal land plants like hornworts, liverworts and mosses...
May 11, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481281/the-functional-characterization-of-a-site-specific-apigenin-4-o-methyltransferase-synthesized-by-the-liverwort-species-plagiochasma-appendiculatum
#10
Hui Liu, Rui-Xue Xu, Shuai Gao, Ai-Xia Cheng
Apigenin, a widely distributed flavone, exhibits excellent antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antitumor properties. In addition, the methylation of apigenin is generally considered to result in better absorption and greatly increased bioavailability. Here, four putative Class II methyltransferase genes were identified from the transcriptome sequences generated from the liverwort species Plagiochasma appendiculatum. Each was heterologously expressed as a His-fusion protein in Escherichia coli and their methylation activity against apigenin was tested...
May 7, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446636/insights-into-the-evolution-of-hydroxyproline-rich-glycoproteins-from-1000-plant-transcriptomes
#11
Kim L Johnson, Andrew M Cassin, Andrew Lonsdale, Gane Ka-Shu Wong, Douglas E Soltis, Nicholas W Miles, Michael Melkonian, Barbara Melkonian, Michael K Deyholos, James Leebens-Mack, Carl J Rothfels, Dennis W Stevenson, Sean W Graham, Xumin Wang, Shuangxiu Wu, J Chris Pires, Patrick P Edger, Eric J Carpenter, Antony Bacic, Monika S Doblin, Carolyn J Schultz
The carbohydrate-rich cell walls of land plants and algae have been the focus of much interest given the value of cell wall-based products to our current and future economies. Hydroxyproline-rich glycoproteins (HRGPs), a major group of wall glycoproteins, play important roles in plant growth and development, yet little is known about how they have evolved in parallel with the polysaccharide components of walls. We investigate the origins and evolution of the HRGP superfamily, which is commonly divided into three major multigene families: the arabinogalactan proteins (AGPs), extensins (EXTs), and proline-rich proteins...
June 2017: Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439859/genome-wide-profiling-of-histone-modifications-and-histone-variants-in-arabidopsis-thaliana-and-marchantia-polymorpha
#12
Ramesh Yelagandula, Akihisa Osakabe, Elin Axelsson, Frederic Berger, Tomokazu Kawashima
Histone modifications and histone variants barcode the genome and play major roles in epigenetic regulations. Chromatin immunoprecipitation (ChIP) coupled with next-generation sequencing (NGS) is a well-established method to investigate the landscape of epigenetic marks at a genomic level. Here, we describe procedures for conducting ChIP, subsequent NGS library construction, and data analysis on histone modifications and histone variants in Arabidopsis thaliana. We also describe an optimized nuclear isolation procedure to prepare chromatin for ChIP in the liverwort, Marchantia polymorpha, which is the emerging model plant ideal for evolutionary studies...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419460/land-plants-drive-photorespiration-as-higher-electron-sink-comparative-study-of-post-illumination-transient-o2-uptake-rates-from-liverworts-to-angiosperms-through-ferns-and-gymnosperms
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Hitomi Hanawa, Kimitsune Ishizaki, Kana Nohira, Daisuke Takagi, Ginga Shimakawa, Takehiro Sejima, Keiichiro Shaku, Amane Makino, Chikahiro Miyake
In higher plants, the electron-sink capacity of photorespiration contributes to alleviation of photoinhibition by dissipating excess energy under conditions when photosynthesis is limited. We addressed the question at which point in the evolution of photosynthetic organisms photorespiration began to function as electron sink and replaced the flavodiiron proteins which catalyze the reduction of O2 at photosystem I in cyanobacteria. Algae do not have a higher activity of photorespiration when CO2 assimilation is limited, and it can therefore not act as an electron sink...
September 2017: Physiologia Plantarum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409637/halogenated-compounds-from-directed-fermentation-of-penicillium-concentricum-an-endophytic-fungus-of-the-liverwort-trichocolea-tomentella
#14
Tehane Ali, Masanori Inagaki, Hee-Byung Chai, Thomas Wieboldt, Chad Rapplye, L Harinantenaina Rakotondraibe
One new chlorinated xanthone, 6-chloro-3,8-dihydroxy-1-methylxanthone (1), a new 2-bromo-gentisyl alcohol (2), and a mixture of 6-epimers of 6-dehydroxy-6-bromogabosine C (3a and 3b), together with 19 previously identified compounds, epoxydon (4), norlichexanthone (5), 2-chlorogentisyl alcohol (6), hydroxychlorogentisyl quinone (7), 6-dehydroxy-6α-chlorogabosine C (8a), 6-dehydroxy-6β-chlorogabosine C (8b), gentisyl alcohol (9), gentisyl quinone (10), (R,S)-1-phenyl-1,2-ethanediol (11), dehydrodechlorogriseofulvin (12), dechlorogriseofulvin (13), dehydrogriseofulvin (14), griseofulvin (15), ethylene glycol benzoate (16), alternariol (17), griseoxanthone C (18), drimiopsin H (19), griseophenone C (20), and griseophenone B (21), were isolated from cultures of Penicillium concentricum, a fungal endophyte of the liverwort Trichocolea tomentella...
April 14, 2017: Journal of Natural Products
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400439/liverworts-breathe-easy
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April 15, 2017: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381710/search-for-novel-antibacterial-compounds-and-targets
#16
REVIEW
Teruo Kuroda, Wakano Ogawa
 Drug-resistant bacteria including methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), multidrug-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) have been spreading; however, the development of new antibacterial drugs has not progressed accordingly. Novel antibacterial drugs or their candidate seeds need to be developed for effective antibiotic therapy. Under these conditions, the search for novel compounds and novel targets is important. In Okayama University, as a part of the Drug Discovery for Intractable Infectious Diseases project, we are proceeding with the development of antibacterial drugs for the treatment of drug-resistant bacterial infections...
2017: Yakugaku Zasshi: Journal of the Pharmaceutical Society of Japan
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28360929/talen-mediated-genome-editing-approaches-in-the-liverwort-marchantia-polymorpha-yield-high-efficiencies-for-targeted-mutagenesis
#17
Sarah Kopischke, Esther Schüßler, Felix Althoff, Sabine Zachgo
BACKGROUND: The liverwort Marchantia polymorpha occupies a crucial position in land plant evolution and provides the opportunity to investigate adaptations to a terrestrial plant life style. Marchantia reverse genetic analyses have thus far been conducted by employing a homologous recombination approach, which yields an efficiency of around 3%. Availability of the characterized and suitable endogenous MpEF1α promoter prompted us to establish the TALEN gene targeting technique for Marchantia...
2017: Plant Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28360923/adaptation-mechanisms-in-the-evolution-of-moss-defenses-to-microbes
#18
REVIEW
Inés Ponce de León, Marcos Montesano
Bryophytes, including mosses, liverworts and hornworts are early land plants that have evolved key adaptation mechanisms to cope with abiotic stresses and microorganisms. Microbial symbioses facilitated plant colonization of land by enhancing nutrient uptake leading to improved plant growth and fitness. In addition, early land plants acquired novel defense mechanisms to protect plant tissues from pre-existing microbial pathogens. Due to its evolutionary stage linking unicellular green algae to vascular plants, the non-vascular moss Physcomitrella patens is an interesting organism to explore the adaptation mechanisms developed in the evolution of plant defenses to microbes...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334099/sex-differences-and-plasticity-in-dehydration-tolerance-insight-from-a-tropical-liverwort
#19
Rose A Marks, James F Burton, D Nicholas McLetchie
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 10, 2016: Annals of Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295410/diversity-of-strategies-for-escaping-reactive-oxygen-species-production-within-photosystem-i-among-land-plants-p700-oxidation-system-is-prerequisite-for-alleviating-photoinhibition-in-photosystem-i
#20
Daisuke Takagi, Kimitsune Ishizaki, Hitomi Hanawa, Tomohito Mabuchi, Ginga Shimakawa, Hiroshi Yamamoto, Chikahiro Miyake
In land plants, photosystem I (PSI) photoinhibition limits carbon fixation and causes growth defects. In addition, recovery from PSI photoinhibition takes much longer than PSII photoinhibition when the PSI core-complex is degraded by oxidative damage. Accordingly, PSI photoinhibition should be avoided in land plants, and land plants should have evolved mechanisms to prevent PSI photoinhibition. However, such protection mechanisms have not yet been identified, and it remains unclear whether all land plants suffer from PSI photoinhibition in the same way...
September 2017: Physiologia Plantarum
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