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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528399/bacterial-microbiome-and-nematode-occurrence-in-different-potato-agricultural-soils
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Juan D Castillo, Jorge M Vivanco, Daniel K Manter
Pratylenchus neglectus and Meloidogyne chitwoodi are the main plant-parasitic nematodes in potato crops of the San Luis Valley, Colorado. Bacterial microbiome (16S rRNA copies per gram of soil) and nematode communities (nematodes per 200 g of soil) from five different potato farms were analyzed to determine negative and positive correlations between any bacterial genus and P. neglectus and M. chitwoodi. Farms showed differences in bacterial communities, percentage of bacterivorous and fungivorous nematodes, and numbers of P...
May 20, 2017: Microbial Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523922/comparative-genetic-diversity-of-potato-virus-y-populations-based-on-coat-protein-gene
#2
H Hosseini, M Mehrvar, M Zakiaghl, M Siampour
Potato virus Y (PVY) is an important plant pathogen with a wide host range including economically important crops of potato, tobacco, tomato, and pepper. The coat protein gene has been commonly used in studying molecular biology of plant viruses including PVY. In this study, we used a large dataset of CP sequences from isolates collected across the world to assess the detailed molecular evolution of PVY populations with a focus on the Iranian PVY population. Phylogenetic analysis showed that the world PVY population had two major lineages (O:C and N:NTN); each comprising several divergent sublineages...
2017: Acta Virologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522546/the-rxlr-motif-of-the-host-targeting-effector-avr3a-of-phytophthora-infestans-is-cleaved-before-secretion
#3
Stephan Wawra, Franziska Trusch, Anja Matena, Kostis Apostolakis, Uwe Linne, Igor Zhukov, Jan Stanek, Wiktor Koźmiński, Ian Davidson, Chris J Secombes, Peter Bayer, Pieter van West
When plant-pathogenic oomycetes infect their hosts, they employ a large arsenal of effector proteins to establish a successful infection. Some effector proteins are secreted and are destined to be translocated and function inside host cells. The largest group of translocated proteins from oomycetes are the RxLR effectors, defined by their conserved N-terminal Arg-Xaa-Leu-Arg (RxLR) motif. However, the precise role of this motif in the host cell translocation process is unclear. Here detailed biochemical studies of the RxLR effector AVR3a from the potato pathogen Phytophthora infestans are presented...
May 18, 2017: Plant Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516146/interactive-effects-of-gallic-ferulic-caffeic-acids-and-anthocyanins-on-pigment-thermal-stabilities
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Bing-Jun Qian, Jian-Hua Liu, Shu-Juan Zhao, Jian-Xiong Cai, Pu Jing
The data presented in this article are related to the research article entitled "The effects of gallic/ferulic/caffeic acids on colour intensification and anthocyanin stability" (Qian et al., 2017) [1]. This paper described preparation and isolation of anthocyanins from purple sweet potatoes (PSP) and the time-course of anthocyanin profiles treated with gallic, ferulic, or caffeic acids at 95 °C. The color appearance of PSPanthocyanins alone, or with gallic, ferulic, or caffeic acids was described after the 15 h of thermal treatment...
June 2017: Data in Brief
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515483/refuges-and-host-shift-pathways-of-host-specialized-aphids-aphis-gossypii
#5
Xiang-Dong Liu, Ting-Ting Xu, Hai-Xia Lei
Polyphagous cotton-melon aphid populations usually comprise cotton- and cucurbit-specialized biotypes. Host-specialized aphids are prone to food shortages. Cucumber, the favourite food of cucurbit-specialized aphids, is usually absent during autumn and winter in Nanjing, China. Therefore, suboptimal host plants act as refuges and govern the population dynamics of this aphid. The species, growth stages and leaf ages of host plants that cotton- and cucurbit-specialized aphids potentially could use were explored in this study...
May 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512373/assessment-of-globodera-pallida-rna-extracted-from-solanum-roots
#6
N Carol Casavant, Joseph C Kuhl, Fangming Xiao, Allan B Caplan, Louise-Marie Dandurand
The introduction of high-throughput sequencing technologies has made transcriptome analyses of plant-pathogen interactions almost routine. Nevertheless, it is still challenging to obtain RNA from populations made up of two species. An RNA extraction method that worked well on free-living Caenorhabditis elegans failed when applied to isolated Globodera pallida J2 larva. Furthermore, alternative protocols that extracted RNA from free-living J2 larva produced less satisfactory results once the animals entered their hosts' roots...
March 2017: Journal of Nematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511881/-what-medication-should-be-prescribed-to-a-patient-with-coeliac-disease
#7
C Pérez-Diez, S Guillén-Lorente, P Palomo-Palomo
Coeliac disease is a permanent intolerance to gluten proteins from wheat, rye, barley and triticale. Although strict adherence is complicated, the only effective treatment is a gluten-free diet throughout life. Some drugs contain starch as an excipient, and there is a risk related to the gluten content, which must be avoided in these patients. Current legislation requires the analysis of the protein content of wheat starch, or the absence of starches from another source where rice, maize, or potato starches are used as excipients...
May 13, 2017: Semergen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510781/5-azacytidine-mediated-reactivation-of-silenced-transgenes-in-potato-solanum-tuberosum-at-the-whole-plant-level
#8
Dimitrij Tyč, Eva Nocarová, Lenka Sikorová, Lukáš Fischer
Transient 5-azacytidine treatment of leaf explants from potato plants with transcriptionally silenced transgenes allows de novo regeneration of plants with restored transgene expression at the whole plant level. Transgenes introduced into plant genomes frequently become silenced either at the transcriptional or the posttranscriptional level. Transcriptional silencing is usually associated with DNA methylation in the promoter region. Treatments with inhibitors of maintenance DNA methylation were previously shown to allow reactivation of transcriptionally silenced transgenes in single cells or tissues, but not at the whole plant level...
May 16, 2017: Plant Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510728/spatial-and-temporal-dynamics-of-aphids-hemiptera-aphididae-in-the-columbia-basin-and-northeastern-oregon
#9
Mathew L Klein, Silvia I Rondon, Darrin L Walenta, Qamar Zeb, Alexzandra F Murphy
Aphid species, such as the potato aphid, Macrosiphum euphorbiae Thomas, and the green peach aphid, Myzus persicae Sulzer, are routinely considered the most important pests of potatoes. Potato aphid, green peach aphid, and more recently, other aphids such as the bird cherry-oat aphid Rhopalosiphum padi L. have been identified as vectors of multiple plant pathogenic viruses in potatoes. Since 2006, an area-wide trapping network consisting of ∼60 sites was developed through collaboration between researchers, extension faculty, and stakeholders, to monitor aphid populations in the Columbia Basin of Oregon (Umatilla and Morrow counties) and in northeastern Oregon (Union and Baker counties)...
May 16, 2017: Journal of Economic Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510502/the-impact-of-steroidal-glycoalkaloids-on-the-physiology-of-phytophthora-infestans-the-causative-agent-of-potato-late-blight
#10
Paul Dahlin, Marion C Müller, Sophia Ekengren, Lauren S McKee, Vincent Bulone
Steroidal glycoalkaloids (SGAs) are plant secondary metabolites known to be toxic to animals and humans and that have putative roles in defense against pests. The proposed mechanisms of SGA toxicity are sterol-mediated disruption of membranes and inhibition of cholinesterase activity in neurons. It has been suggested that phytopathogenic microorganisms can overcome SGA toxicity by enzymatic deglycosylation of SGAs. Here, we have explored SGA-mediated toxicity toward the invasive oomycete Phytophthora infestans, the causative agent of the late blight disease in potato and tomato, as well as the potential for SGA deglycosylation by this species...
May 16, 2017: Molecular Plant-microbe Interactions: MPMI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509353/engineering-heat-tolerance-in-potato-by-temperature-dependent-expression-of-a-specific-allele-of-heat-shock-cognate-70
#11
Almudena Trapero-Mozos, Wayne L Morris, Laurence J M Ducreux, Karen McLean, Jennifer Stephens, Lesley Torrance, Glenn J Bryan, Robert D Hancock, Mark A Taylor
For many commercial potato cultivars, tuber yield is optimal at average day time temperatures in the range of 14-22⁰C. Further rises in ambient temperature can reduce or completely inhibit potato tuber production, with damaging consequences for both producer and consumer. The aim of this study was to use a genetic screen based on a model tuberisation assay to identify Quantitative Trait Loci (QTL) associated with enhanced tuber yield. A candidate gene encoding HSc70 was identified within one of the three QTL intervals associated with elevated yield in a Phureja-Tuberosum hybrid diploid potato population (06H1)...
May 16, 2017: Plant Biotechnology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508886/protein-protein-interactions-and-metabolite-channelling-in-the-plant-tricarboxylic-acid-cycle
#12
Youjun Zhang, Katherine F M Beard, Corné Swart, Susan Bergmann, Ina Krahnert, Zoran Nikoloski, Alexander Graf, R George Ratcliffe, Lee J Sweetlove, Alisdair R Fernie, Toshihiro Obata
Protein complexes of sequential metabolic enzymes, often termed metabolons, may permit direct channelling of metabolites between the enzymes, providing increased control over metabolic pathway fluxes. Experimental evidence supporting their existence in vivo remains fragmentary. In the present study, we test binary interactions of the proteins constituting the plant tricarboxylic acid (TCA) cycle. We integrate (semi-)quantitative results from affinity purification-mass spectrometry, split-luciferase and yeast-two-hybrid assays to generate a single reliability score for assessing protein-protein interactions...
May 16, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506613/effect-of-high-pressure-on-the-saccharification-of-starch-in-the-tuberous-root-of-sweet-potato-ipomoea-batatas
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Toru Shigematsu, Naho Furukawa, Ryo Takaoka, Mayumi Hayashi, Shoji Sasao, Shigeaki Ueno, Kanako Nakajima, Miyuki Kido, Kazuki Nomura, Akinori Iguchi
We analyzed the effect of high hydrostatic pressure (HHP) treatment on reducing sugar production in the tuberous root of sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas), based on pressure-gelatinization of starch and subsequent saccharification by internal amylases. HHP treatment at up to 600MPa at ambient temperature for 10min did not apparently affect the reducing sugar concentration in tuberous root. However, HHP treatment at 100 to 500MPa and 60°C or 70°C for 10min increased reducing sugar concentration as both the pressure and temperature increased...
May 1, 2017: Biophysical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506210/sucrose-non-ferment-1-related-protein-kinase-2-snrk2-genes-could-mediate-the-stress-responses-in-potato-solanum-tuberosum-l
#14
Jiangping Bai, Juan Mao, Hongyu Yang, Awais Khan, Aqi Fan, Siyan Liu, Junlian Zhang, Di Wang, Huijuan Gao, Jinlin Zhang
BACKGROUND: The SnRKs (sucrose non-fermenting 1 related protein kinase) are a gene family coding for Ser/Thr protein kinases and play important roles in linking the tolerance and metabolic responses of plants to abiotic stresses. To date, no genome-wide characterization of the sucrose non-ferment 1 related protein kinase 2 (SnRK2) subfamily has been conducted in potato (Solanum tuberosum L.). RESULTS: In this study, eight StSnRK2 genes (StSnRK2.1- StSnRK2.8) were identified in the genome of the potato (Solanum tuberosum L...
May 15, 2017: BMC Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505326/incidence-of-bactericera-cockerelli-hemiptera-triozidae-under-different-pesticide-regimes-in-the-lower-columbia-basin
#15
Erik R Echegaray, Silvia I Rondon
Zebra chip is a potato disease transmitted by the potato psyllid Bactericera cockerelli (Šulc) and distributed across several regions of the United States. Because of its potentially devastating effects, the disease represents a threat to the potato production and the industry particularly in the Pacific Northwest, where it was first detected in 2011. Efforts to control the disease primarily focus on managing the vector using pesticides. In this study, the effectiveness of two pesticide spray programs in 2012 ("FULL" and "REDUCED") and three in 2013 ("FULL 1," "FULL 2," and "REDUCED") against the potato psyllid was evaluated...
May 13, 2017: Journal of Economic Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505182/using-nextrad-sequencing-to-infer-movement-of-herbivores-among-host-plants
#16
Zhen Fu, Brendan Epstein, Joanna L Kelley, Qi Zheng, Alan O Bergland, Carmen I Castillo Carrillo, Andrew S Jensen, Jennifer Dahan, Alexander V Karasev, William E Snyder
Herbivores often move among spatially interspersed host plants, tracking high-quality resources through space and time. This dispersal is of particular interest for vectors of plant pathogens. Existing molecular tools to track such movement have yielded important insights, but often provide insufficient genetic resolution to infer spread at finer spatiotemporal scales. Here, we explore the use of Nextera-tagmented reductively-amplified DNA (NextRAD) sequencing to infer movement of a highly-mobile winged insect, the potato psyllid (Bactericera cockerelli), among host plants...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504180/the-glycogen-of-galdieria-sulphuraria-as-alternative-to-starch-for-the-production-of-slowly-digestible-and-resistant-glucose-polymers
#17
Marta Martinez-Garcia, Akrivi Kormpa, Marc J E C van der Maarel
Highly branched glucose polymers produced from starch are applied in various products, such as peritoneal dialysis solutions and sports drinks. Due to its insoluble, granular nature, the use of native starch as substrate requires an energy consuming pre-treatment to achieve solubilization at the expense of process costs. Glycogen, like starch, is also a natural glucose polymer that shows more favorable features, since it is readily soluble in cold water and more accessible by enzymes. The extremophilic red microalga Galdieria sulphuraria accumulates large amounts of a small, highly branched glycogen that could represent a good alternative to starch as substrate for the production of highly branched glucose polymers...
August 1, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504155/structural-and-physicochemical-properties-of-granular-starches-after-treatment-with-debranching-enzyme
#18
Ping Li, Xiaowei He, Sushil Dhital, Bin Zhang, Qiang Huang
The present study modified maize and potato granular starches by partial debranching treatment below the gelatinization temperature, and investigated their structural and physicochemical properties. Pullulanase was much effective (more than three times) on hydrolyzing potato starch compared to maize starch as measured from total carbohydrate values in the supernatant. The pullulanase hydrolysis decreased the amount of double helices as observed from DSC measurement. These effects were dependent upon the time of enzyme hydrolysis (24h>8h>1h) as well as type of starch (potato>maize)...
August 1, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504134/morphology-transport-characteristics-and-viscoelastic-polymer-chain-confinement-in-nanocomposites-based-on-thermoplastic-potato-starch-and-cellulose-nanofibers-from-pineapple-leaf
#19
Preetha Balakrishnan, M S Sreekala, Matjaž Kunaver, Miroslav Huskić, Sabu Thomas
Eco-friendly "green" nano composites were fabricated from potato starch and cellulose nanofibers from pineapple leaf. Nanocomposites of starch/cellulose nanofibers were prepared by solution mixing followed by casting. The investigation of the viscoelastic properties confirms starch macromolecular chain confinement around the nano scale cellulose surface, superior dispersion and very good interaction between thermoplastic starch and cellulose nanofibers. The degree of chain confinement was quantified. The chain confinement was associated with the immobilization of the starch macromolecular chains in the network formed by the nano-scale cellulose fibers as a result of hydrogen boding interactions...
August 1, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502641/insights-in-luteovirid-structural-biology-guided-by-chemical-cross-linking-and-high-resolution-mass-spectrometry
#20
Mariko M Alexander, Jared P Mohr, Stacy L DeBlasio, Juan D Chavez, Veronique Ziegler-Graff, Veronique Brault, James E Bruce, Michelle Cilia
Interactions between plant pathogenic viruses in the family Luteoviridae and their plant hosts and insect vectors are governed by the topology of the viral capsid, which is the sole vehicle for long distance movement of the viral genome. Previous application of a mass spectrometry-compatible cross-linker to preparations of the luteovirid Potato leafroll virus (PLRV; Luteoviridae: Polerovirus) revealed a detailed network of interactions between viral structural proteins and enabled generation of the first cross-linking guided coat protein models...
May 11, 2017: Virus Research
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