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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924999/the-potato-cryobank-at-the-international-potato-center-cip-a-model-for-long-term-conservation-of-clonal-plant-genetic-resources-collections-of-the-future
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R Vollmer, R Villagaray, V Egusquiza, J Espirilla, M García, A Torres, E Rojas, A Panta, N A Barkley, D Ellis
BACKGROUND: Cryobanks are a secure, efficient and low cost method for the long-term conservation of plant genetic resources for theoretically centuries or millennia with minimal maintenance. OBJECTIVE: The present manuscript describes CIP's modified protocol for potato cryopreservation, its large-scale application, and the establishment of quality and operational standards, which included a viability reassessment of material entering the cryobank. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In 2013, CIP established stricter quality and operational standards under which 1,028 potato accessions were cryopreserved with an improved PVS2-droplet protocol...
September 2016: Cryo Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923548/efficient-production-of-pullulan-by-aureobasidium-pullulans-grown-on-mixtures-of-potato-starch-hydrolysate-and-sucrose
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Chao An, Sai-Jian Ma, Fan Chang, Wen-Jiao Xue
Pullulan is a natural exopolysaccharide with many useful characteristics. However, pullulan is more costly than other exopolysaccharides, which limits its effective application. The purpose of this study was to adopt a novel mixed-sugar strategy for maximizing pullulan production, mainly using potato starch hydrolysate as a low-cost substrate for liquid-state fermentation by Aureobasidium pullulans. Based on fermentation kinetics evaluation of pullulan production by A. pullulans 201253, the pullulan production rate of A...
November 19, 2016: Brazilian Journal of Microbiology: [publication of the Brazilian Society for Microbiology]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919811/biochemical-characterization-of-a-novel-l-asparaginase-from-paenibacillus-barengoltzii-being-suitable-for-acrylamide-reduction-in-potato-chips-and-mooncakes
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Ran Shi, Yu Liu, Qing Mu, Zhengqiang Jiang, Shaoqing Yang
A novel L-asparaginase gene (PbAsnase) from Paenibaeillus barengoltzii CAU904 was cloned and expressed in Escherichia coli. The L-asparaginase gene was 1011bp encoding 336 amino acids. Multiple sequence alignment of PbAsnase with other known L-asparaginases revealed that the enzyme showed high similarities with some Rhizobial-type L-asparaginases, sharing the highest identity of 32% with a characterized L-asparaginase from Rhizobium etli CFN 42, suggesting that it should be a novel L-asparaginase. The recombinant L-asparaginase (PbAsnase) was purified to homogeneity and biochemically characterized...
December 2, 2016: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918241/detection-of-oil-palm-root-penetration-by-agrobacterium-mediated-transformed-ganoderma-boninense-expressing-green-fluorescent-protein
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Nisha Thopla Govender, Mui-Yun Wong
A highly efficient and reproducible Agrobacterium-mediated transformation protocol for Ganoderma boninense was developed to facilitate observation of the early stage infection of basal stem rot (BSR). The method was proven amenable to different explants (basidiospore, protoplast and mycelium) of G. boninense. The transformation efficiency was highest (62%) under a treatment combination of protoplast explants and Agrobacterium strain LBA 4404 with successful expression of hygromycin (hyg) marker gene and gus-gfp fusion gene, under the control of heterologous p416 gpd promoter...
December 5, 2016: Phytopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918112/validation-of-adam10-metalloprotease-as-a-bacillus-thuringiensis-cry3aa-toxin-functional-receptor-in-colorado-potato-beetle-leptinotarsa-decemlineata
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V M Ruiz-Arroyo, I García-Robles, C Ochoa-Campuzano, G A Goig, E Zaitseva, G Baaken, A C Martínez-Ramírez, C Rausell, M D Real
Bacillus thuringiensis parasporal crystal proteins (Cry proteins) are insecticidal pore-forming toxins that bind to specific receptor molecules on the brush border membrane of susceptible insect midgut cells to exert their toxic action. In the Colorado potato beetle (CPB), a coleopteran pest, we previously proposed that interaction of Cry3Aa toxin with a CPB ADAM10 metalloprotease is an essential part of the mode of action of this toxin. Here, we annotated the gene sequence encoding an ADAM10 metalloprotease protein (CPB-ADAM10) in the CPB genome sequencing project, and using RNA interference gene silencing we demonstrated that CPB-ADAM10 is a Cry3Aa toxin functional receptor in CPB...
December 5, 2016: Insect Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917749/introduction-of-complementary-foods-in-sweden-and-impact-of-maternal-education-on-feeding-practices
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Sofia Klingberg, Johnny Ludvigsson, Hilde K Brekke
OBJECTIVE: To describe the introduction of complementary foods in a population-based cohort in relation to recommendations and explore the possible impact of maternal education on infant feeding practices. DESIGN: Prospective data from the All Babies in Southeast Sweden (ABIS) cohort study were used. The ABIS study invited all infants born in south-east Sweden during October 1997-October 1999 (n 21 700) to participate. A questionnaire was completed for 16 022 infants...
December 5, 2016: Public Health Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917488/re-aim-analysis-of-a-school-based-nutrition-education-intervention-in-kindergarteners
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Andrew L Larsen, Yue Liao, Janel Alberts, Jimi Huh, Trina Robertson, Genevieve F Dunton
BACKGROUND: Few nutrition interventions in kindergarten classes have been evaluated, and none has been tested for program effectiveness, implementation, and dissemination. Building a Healthy Me (BHM) is a nutrition intervention for kindergarteners that is classroom-based and includes a family component. This study evaluated the public health impact of BHM in California kindergarten classrooms using the RE-AIM (reach, efficacy, adoption, implementation, and maintenance) framework. METHODS: A quasi-experimental design assessed pre-to-post changes in nutrition knowledge, dietary consumption, and parent behaviors of 25 intervention classrooms (414 students, 264 parents); and postintervention differences in nutrition knowledge between the intervention classrooms and 4 control classrooms measured at postintervention only (103 students)...
January 2017: Journal of School Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915175/distinct-cold-responsiveness-of-a-stinvinh2-gene-promoter-in-transgenic-potato-tubers-with-contrasting-resistance-to-cold-induced-sweetening
#8
Xun Liu, Weiling Shi, Wang Yin, Jichun Wang
Potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) vacuolar invertase (β-fructofuranosidase; EC 3.2.1.26) inhibitor 2 (StInvInh2) plays an important role in cold-induced sweetening (CIS) of potato tubers. The transcript levels of StInvInh2 were increased by prolonged cold in potato tubers with CIS-resistance but decreased in potato tubers with CIS-sensitivity. However, the transcript regulation mechanisms of StInvInh2 responding to prolonged cold are largely unclear in CIS-resistant and CIS-sensitive genotypes. In the present study, the 5'-flanking sequence of the StInvInh2 was cloned, and cis-acting elements were predicted...
November 29, 2016: Plant Physiology and Biochemistry: PPB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914913/vitamin-fortified-snack-food-may-lead-consumers-to-make-poor-dietary-decisions
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Linda Verrill, Dallas Wood, Sheryl Cates, Amy Lando, Yuanting Zhang
BACKGROUND: The US Food and Drug Administration's (FDA's) fortification policy discourages the fortification of certain foods, including sugars and snack foods such as cookies, candies, cakes, chips, and carbonated beverages, yet manufacturers sometimes add vitamins and minerals to snack foods. OBJECTIVE: To assess whether vitamin-fortified snack foods affect consumers' information-seeking, purchase decisions, and product-related health perceptions. DESIGN: For this experimental study, participants were randomly assigned to study conditions to compare products that varied in product type, nutrition profile, and fortification and nutrient claim status...
November 30, 2016: Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913871/n2o-emission-characteristics-and-its-affecting-factors-in-rain-fed-potato-fields-in-wuchuan-county-china
#10
Liwei Wang, Cheng Wang, Zhihua Pan, Hui Xu, Lin Gao, Peiyi Zhao, Zhiqiang Dong, Jingting Zhang, Guohui Cui, Sen Wang, Guolin Han, Hui Zhao
Representing an important greenhouse gas, nitrous oxide (N2O) emission from cultivated land is a hot topic in current climate change research. This study examined the influences of nitrogen fertilisation, temperature and soil moisture on the ammonia monooxygenase subunit A (amoA) gene copy numbers and N2O emission characteristics. The experimental observation of N2O fluxes was based on the static chamber-gas chromatographic method. The ammonia-oxidising bacteria (AOB) and ammonia-oxidising archaea (AOA) gene copy numbers in different periods were measured by real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR)...
December 3, 2016: International Journal of Biometeorology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911925/attenuation-of-quorum-sensing-regulated-virulence-of-pectobacterium-carotovorum-subsp-carotovorum-through-an-ahl-lactonase-produced-by-lysinibacillus-sp-gs50
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Sneha S Garge, Anuradha S Nerurkar
Quorum sensing (QS) is a mechanism in which Gram negative bacterial pathogens sense their population density through acyl homoserine lactones (AHLs) and regulate the expression of virulence factors. Enzymatic degradation of AHLs by lactonases, known as quorum quenching (QQ), is thus a potential strategy for attenuating QS regulated bacterial infections. We characterised the QQ activity of soil isolate Lysinibacillus sp. Gs50 and explored its potential for controlling bacterial soft rot of crop plants. Lysinibacillus sp...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911907/expression-of-an-engineered-4-6-%C3%AE-glucanotransferase-in-potato-results-in-changes-in-starch-characteristics
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Xuan Xu, Annemarie Dechesne, Richard G F Visser, Luisa M Trindade
Starch structure strongly influences starch physicochemical properties, determining the end uses of starch in various applications. To produce starches with novel structure and exploit the mechanism of starch granule formation, an (engineered) 4, 6-α-glucanotransferase (GTFB) from Lactobacillus reuteri 121 was introduced into two potato genetic backgrounds: amylose-containing line Kardal and amylose-free mutant amf. The resulting starches showed severe changes in granule morphology regardless of genetic backgrounds...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907130/environmental-nitrogen-losses-from-commercial-crop-production-systems-in-the-suwannee-river-basin-of-florida
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Rishi Prasad, George J Hochmuth
The springs and the Suwannee river of northern Florida in Middle Suwanee River Basin (MSRB) are among several examples in this planet that have shown a temporal trend of increasing nitrate concentration primarily due to the impacts of non-point sources such as agriculture. The rate of nitrate increase in the river as documented by Ham and Hatzell (1996) was 0.02 mg N L-1 y-1. Best management practices (BMPs) for nutrients were adopted by the commercial farms in the MSRB region to reduce the amounts of pollutants entering the water bodies, however the effectiveness of BMPs remains a topic of interest and discussion among the researchers, environmental administrators and policy makers about the loads of nitrogen entering into groundwater and river systems...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907086/stcdpk3-phosphorylates-in-vitro-two-transcription-factors-involved-in-ga-and-aba-signaling-in-potato-strsg1-and-stabf1
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Carolina Grandellis, Elisa Fantino, María Noelia Muñiz García, Magalí Graciela Bialer, Franco Santin, Daniela Andrea Capiati, Rita María Ulloa
Calcium-dependent protein kinases, CDPKs, decode calcium (Ca2+) transients and initiate downstream responses in plants. In order to understand how CDPKs affect plant physiology, their specific target proteins must be identified. In tobacco, the bZIP transcription factor Repression of Shoot Growth (NtRSG) that modulates gibberellin (GA) content is a specific target of NtCDPK1. StCDPK3 from potato is homologous (88% identical) to NtCDPK1 even in its N-terminal variable domain. In this work, we observe that NtRSG is also phosphorylated by StCDPK3...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905931/a-temporal-assessment-of-nematode-community-structure-and-diversity-in-the-rhizosphere-of-cisgenic-phytophthora-infestans-resistant-potatoes
#15
Vilma Ortiz, Sinead Phelan, Ewen Mullins
BACKGROUND: Nematodes play a key role in soil processes with alterations in the nematode community structure having the potential to considerably influence ecosystem functioning. As a result fluctuations in nematode diversity and/or community structure can be gauged as a 'barometer' of a soil's functional biodiversity. However, a deficit exists in regards to baseline knowledge and on the impact of specific GM crops on soil nematode populations and in particular in regard to the impact of GM potatoes on the diversity of nematode populations in the rhizosphere...
December 1, 2016: BMC Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904974/heat-stress-affects-carbohydrate-metabolism-during-cold-induced-sweetening-of-potato-solanum-tuberosum-l
#16
Derek J Herman, Lisa O Knowles, N Richard Knowles
Tolerance to heat stress for retention of low-temperature sweetening-resistant phenotype in potato is conferred by insensitivity of acid invertase activity to cold induction. Heat stress exacerbated cold sweetening (buildup of reducing sugars) of the LTS (low-temperature sweetening)-susceptible potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) cultivars, Ranger Russet and Russet Burbank, and completely abolished the resistance to cold sweetening in the LTS-resistant cultivars/clones, Sage Russet, GemStar Russet, POR06V12-3 and A02138-2...
November 30, 2016: Planta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902807/improving-genetic-gain-with-genomic-selection-in-autotetraploid-potato
#17
Anthony T Slater, Noel O I Cogan, John W Forster, Benjamin J Hayes, Hans D Daetwyler
Potato ( L.) breeders consider a large number of traits during cultivar development and progress in conventional breeding can be slow. There is accumulating evidence that some of these traits, such as yield, are affected by a large number of genes with small individual effects. Recently, significant efforts have been applied to the development of genomic resources to improve potato breeding, culminating in a draft genome sequence and the identification of a large number of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs)...
November 2016: Plant Genome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902797/self-fertility-in-a-cultivated-diploid-potato-population-examined-with-the-infinium-8303-potato-single-nucleotide-polymorphism-array
#18
Brenda A Peterson, Sarah H Holt, F Parker E Laimbeer, Andreas G Doulis, Joseph Coombs, David S Douches, Michael A Hardigan, C Robin Buell, Richard E Veilleux
Within a population of F hybrids between two genotypes ( L. Group Phureja DM 1-3 516 R44 [DM] and L. Group Tuberosum RH89-039-16 [RH]) used in the potato genome sequencing project, we observed fruit set after self-pollination on many plants. Examination of pollen tube growth in self-fertile and self-unfruitful F plants after controlled self-pollinations revealed no difference in the ability of pollen tubes to reach the ovary. To identify genomic regions linked with self-fertility, we genotyped the F population using a genome-wide single-nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) array...
November 2016: Plant Genome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902342/functional-analysis-of-a-viroid-rna-motif-mediating-cell-to-cell-movement-in-nicotiana-benthamiana
#19
Dongmei Jiang, Meng Wang, Shifang Li
Cell-to-cell trafficking through different cellular layers is a key process for various RNAs including those of plant viruses and viroids, but the regulatory mechanisms involved are still not fully elucidated and good model systems are important. Here, we analyze the function of a simple RNA motif (termed "loop19") in Potato spindle tuber viroid (PSTVd) which is required for trafficking in Nicotiana benthamiana leaves. Northern blotting, RT-PCR and in situ hybridization analyses demonstrated that unlike wild type PSTVd, which was present in the nuclei in all cell types, the trafficking-defective loop19 mutants were visible only in the nuclei of upper epidermal and palisade mesophyll cells, which shows that PSTVd loop19 plays a role in mediating RNA trafficking from palisade to spongy mesophyll cells in Nicotiana benthamiana leaves...
October 14, 2016: Journal of General Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898918/particle-size-of-calcium-carbonate-does-not-affect-apparent-and-standardized-total-tract-digestibility-of-calcium-retention-of-calcium-or-growth-performance-of-growing-pigs
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L A Merriman, H H Stein
Two experiments were conducted to evaluate particle size of calcium carbonate used in diets fed to growing pigs. Experiment 1 was conducted to determine apparent total tract digestibility (ATTD), standardized total tract digestibility (STTD), and retention of Ca among diets containing calcium carbonate produced to different particle sizes, and Exp. 2 was conducted to determine if growth performance of weanling pigs is affected by particle size of calcium carbonate. In Exp. 1, 4 diets based on corn and potato protein isolate were formulated to contain 0...
September 2016: Journal of Animal Science
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