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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327646/late-blight-resistance-screening-of-major-wild-swedish-solanum-species-s-dulcamara-s-nigrum-and-s-physalifolium
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Kibrom Abreha, Åsa Lankinen, Laura Masini, Sofia Hydbom, Erik Andreasson
To understand the contribution of wild Solanum species to the epidemiology of potato late blight in Sweden, we characterized the resistance of the three putative alternative hosts; Solanum physalifolium, S. nigrum, and S. dulcamara to Phytophthora infestans, the causal agent of late blight. The pathogen sporulated in all ten investigated S. physalifolium genotypes, suggesting susceptibility (S phenotype). Field-grown S. physalifolium was naturally infected but could regrow, though highly infected genotypes were smaller at the end of the season...
January 12, 2018: Phytopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284795/considerations-and-recommendations-for-selection-and-utilization-of-upper-extremity-clinical-outcome-assessments-in-human-spinal-cord-injury-trials
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REVIEW
Linda A T Jones, Anne Bryden, Tracey L Wheeler, Keith E Tansey, Kim D Anderson, Michael S Beattie, Andrew Blight, Armin Curt, Edelle Field-Fote, James D Guest, Jane Hseih, Lyn B Jakeman, Sukhvinder Kalsi-Ryan, Laura Krisa, Daniel P Lammertse, Benjamin Leiby, Ralph Marino, Jan M Schwab, Giorgio Scivoletto, David S Tulsky, Ed Wirth, José Zariffa, Naomi Kleitman, Mary Jane Mulcahey, John D Steeves
STUDY DESIGN: This is a focused review article. OBJECTIVES: This review presents important features of clinical outcomes assessments (COAs) in human spinal cord injury research. Considerations for COAs by trial phase and International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health are presented as well as strengths and recommendations for upper extremity COAs for research. Clinical trial tools and designs to address recruitment challenges are identified. METHODS: The methods include a summary of topics discussed during a two-day workshop, conceptual discussion of upper extremity COAs and additional focused literature review...
December 28, 2017: Spinal Cord
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237394/prediction-of-mirna-and-identification-of-their-relationship-network-related-to-late-blight-disease-of-potato
#3
Mohammad Samir Farooqi, Animesh Kumar, D C Mishra, Sanjeev Kumar, Anil Rai, K K Chaturvedi, S B Lal, Anu Sharma
Late blight, is one of the most serious disease in potato caused by Phytophthora infestans. In spite of adopting so many agricultural practices this disease is still a threat for potato. Recent studies showed that microRNA (miRNA), an important gene expression regulator, plays a very important role in host-pathogen interaction by silencing genes either by destructing or blocking of translation of mRNA. To date only few miRNA have been discovered which are related to late blight disease of potato during host pathogen interaction...
December 13, 2017: MicroRNA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209352/melatonin-attenuates-potato-late-blight-by-disrupting-cell-growth-stress-tolerance-fungicide-susceptibility-and-homeostasis-of-gene-expression-in-phytophthora-infestans
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Shumin Zhang, Xianzhe Zheng, Russel J Reiter, Shun Feng, Ying Wang, Sen Liu, Liang Jin, Zhengguo Li, Raju Datla, Maozhi Ren
Phytophthora infestans (P. infestans) is the causal agent of potato late blight, which caused the devastating Irish Potato Famine during 1845-1852. Until now, potato late blight is still the most serious threat to potato growth and has caused significant economic losses worldwide. Melatonin can induce plant innate immunity against pathogen infection, but the direct effects of melatonin on plant pathogens are poorly understood. In this study, we investigated the direct effects of melatonin on P. infestans. Exogenous melatonin significantly attenuated the potato late blight by inhibiting mycelial growth, changing cell ultrastructure, and reducing stress tolerance of P...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29204150/rhizobium-impacts-on-seed-productivity-quality-and-protection-of-pisum-sativum-upon-disease-stress-caused-by-didymella-pinodes-phenotypic-proteomic-and-metabolomic-traits
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Nima Ranjbar Sistani, Hans-Peter Kaul, Getinet Desalegn, Stefanie Wienkoop
In field peas, ascochyta blight is one of the most common fungal diseases caused by Didymella pinodes. Despite the high diversity of pea cultivars, only little resistance has been developed until to date, still leading to significant losses in grain yield. Rhizobia as plant growth promoting endosymbionts are the main partners for establishment of symbiosis with pea plants. The key role of Rhizobium as an effective nitrogen source for legumes seed quality and quantity improvement is in line with sustainable agriculture and food security programs...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29189097/a-fungus-inducible-pepper-carboxylesterase-exhibits-antifungal-activity-by-decomposing-the-outer-layer-of-fungal-cell-walls
#6
Hyo-Hyoun Seo, Ae Ran Park, Hyun-Hwa Lee, Sangkyu Park, Yun-Jeong Han, Quyen T N Hoang, Gyung Ja Choi, Jin-Cheol Kim, Yong Soon Kim, Jeong-Il Kim
Colletotrichum species are major fungal pathogens that cause devastating anthracnose diseases in many economically important crops. In this study, we observed the hydrolyzing activity of a fungus-inducible pepper carboxylesterase (PepEST) on cell walls of C. gloeosporioides, causing growth retardation of the fungus by blocking appressorium formation. To determine the cellular basis for the growth inhibition, we observed the localization of PepEST on the fungus and found the attachment of the protein on surfaces of conidia and germination tubes...
November 30, 2017: Molecular Plant-microbe Interactions: MPMI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29173073/in-vivo-assessment-of-plant-extracts-for-control-of-plant-diseases-a-sesquiterpene-ketolactone-isolated-from-curcuma-zedoaria-suppresses-wheat-leaf-rust
#7
Jae Woo Han, Sang Hee Shim, Kyoung Soo Jang, Yong Ho Choi, Quang Le Dang, Hun Kim, Gyung Ja Choi
As an alternative to synthetic pesticides, natural materials such as plant extracts and microbes have been considered to control plant diseases. In this study, methanol extracts of 120 plants were explored for in vivo antifungal activity against Rhizoctonia solani, Botrytis cinerea, Phytophthora infestans, Puccinia triticina, and Blumeria graminis f. sp. hordei. Of the 120 plant extracts, eight plant extracts exhibited a disease control efficacy of more than 90% against at least one of five plant diseases. In particular, a methanol extract of Curcuma zedoaria rhizomes exhibited strong activity against wheat leaf rust caused by P...
November 27, 2017: Journal of Environmental Science and Health. Part. B, Pesticides, Food Contaminants, and Agricultural Wastes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29090012/infection-of-a-tomato-cell-culture-by-phytophthora-infestans-a-versatile-tool-to-study-phytophthora-host-interactions
#8
Charikleia Schoina, Klaas Bouwmeester, Francine Govers
BACKGROUND: The oomycete Phytophthora infestans causes late blight on potato and tomato. Despite extensive research, the P. infestans-host interaction is still poorly understood. To find new ways to further unravel this interaction we established a new infection system using MsK8 tomato cells. These cells grow in suspension and can be maintained as a stable cell line that is representative for tomato. RESULTS: MsK8 cells can host several Phytophthora species pathogenic on tomato...
2017: Plant Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051751/evaluation-of-different-pcr-based-assays-and-lamp-method-for-rapid-detection-of-phytophthora-infestans-by-targeting-the-ypt1-gene
#9
Mehran Khan, Benjin Li, Yue Jiang, Qiyong Weng, Qinghe Chen
Late blight, caused by the oomycete Phytophthora infestans, is one of the most devastating diseases affecting potato and tomato worldwide. Early diagnosis of the P. infestans pathogen causing late blight should be the top priority for addressing disease epidemics and management. In this study, we performed a loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) assay, conventional polymerase chain reaction (PCR), nested PCR, and real-time PCR to verify and compare the sensitivity and specificity of the reaction based on the Ypt1 (Ras-related protein) gene of P...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29018312/diffusible-and-volatile-antifungal-compounds-produced-by-an-antagonistic-bacillus-velezensis-g341-against-various-phytopathogenic-fungi
#10
Seong Mi Lim, Mi-Young Yoon, Gyung Ja Choi, Yong Ho Choi, Kyoung Soo Jang, Teak Soo Shin, Hae Woong Park, Nan Hee Yu, Young Ho Kim, Jin-Cheol Kim
The aim of this study was to identify volatile and agar-diffusible antifungal metabolites produced by Bacillus sp. G341 with strong antifungal activity against various phytopathogenic fungi. Strain G341 isolated from four-year-old roots of Korean ginseng with rot symptoms was identified as Bacillus velezensis based on 16S rDNA and gyrA sequences. Strain G341 inhibited mycelial growth of all phytopathogenic fungi tested. In vivo experiment results revealed that n-butanol extract of fermentation broth effectively controlled the development of rice sheath blight, tomato gray mold, tomato late blight, wheat leaf rust, barley powdery mildew, and red pepper anthracnose...
October 2017: Plant Pathology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017458/lifestyle-gene-gain-and-loss-and-transcriptional-remodeling-cause-divergence-in-the-transcriptomes-of-phytophthora-infestans-and-pythium-ultimum-during-potato-tuber-colonization
#11
Audrey M V Ah-Fong, Jolly Shrivastava, Howard S Judelson
BACKGROUND: How pathogen genomes evolve to support distinct lifestyles is not well-understood. The oomycete Phytophthora infestans, the potato blight agent, is a largely biotrophic pathogen that feeds from living host cells, which become necrotic only late in infection. The related oomycete Pythium ultimum grows saprophytically in soil and as a necrotroph in plants, causing massive tissue destruction. To learn what distinguishes their lifestyles, we compared their gene contents and expression patterns in media and a shared host, potato tuber...
October 10, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935716/proteomic-analysis-of-phytophthora-infestans-reveals-the-importance-of-cell-wall-proteins-in-pathogenicity
#12
Svante Resjö, Maja Brus, Ashfaq Ali, Harold J G Meijer, Marianne Sandin, Francine Govers, Fredrik Levander, Laura Grenville-Briggs, Erik Andreasson
The oomycete Phytophthora infestans is the most harmful pathogen of potato. It causes the disease late blight, which generates increased yearly costs of up to one billion euro in the EU alone and is difficult to control. We have performed a large-scale quantitative proteomics study of six P. infestans life stages with the aim to identify proteins that change in abundance during development, with a focus on preinfectious life stages. Over 10 000 peptides from 2061 proteins were analyzed. We identified several abundance profiles of proteins that were up- or downregulated in different combinations of life stages...
November 2017: Molecular & Cellular Proteomics: MCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911735/antifungal-activity-of-sterols-and-dipsacus-saponins-isolated-from-dipsacus-asper-roots-against-phytopathogenic-fungi
#13
Nam Hee Choi, Ja Yeong Jang, Gyung Ja Choi, Yong Ho Choi, Kyoung Soo Jang, Van Thu Nguyen, Byung-Sun Min, Quang Le Dang, Jin-Cheol Kim
The in vivo antifungal activity of crude extracts of Dipsacus asper roots was evaluated against the phytopathogenic fungi Botrytis cinerea, Colletotrichum coccodes, Blumeria graminis f. sp. hordei, Magnaporthe grisea, Phytophthora infestans, Puccinia recondita and Rhizoctonia solani using a whole-plant assay method. Ethyl acetate and acetone extracts, at 1000μg/mL, suppressed the development of tomato gray mold (TGM) and tomato late blight (TLB) by 90%. Through bioassay-guided isolation, five antifungal substances were isolated from the D...
September 2017: Pesticide Biochemistry and Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890716/mining-the-volatilomes-of-plant-associated-microbiota-for-new-biocontrol-solutions
#14
REVIEW
Aurélien Bailly, Laure Weisskopf
Microbial lifeforms associated with land plants represent a rich source for crop growth- and health-promoting microorganisms and biocontrol agents. Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) produced by the plant microbiota have been demonstrated to elicit plant defenses and inhibit the growth and development of numerous plant pathogens. Therefore, these molecules are prospective alternatives to synthetic pesticides and the determination of their bioactivities against plant threats could contribute to the development of control strategies for sustainable agriculture...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28860556/the-tomato-dof-daily-fluctuations-1-tddf1-acts-as-flowering-accelerator-and-protector-against-various-stresses
#15
Mohamed Ewas, Eman Khames, Khurram Ziaf, Raheel Shahzad, Elsayed Nishawy, Farhan Ali, Hizar Subthain, Mohamed H Amar, Mohamed Ayaad, Omran Ghaly, Jie Luo
Adaptation to environmental changes is an important fitness trait for crop development. Photoperiod is an essential factor in seasonal control of flowering time. Sensing of day-length requires an interaction between the Photoperiod and the endogenous rhythms that is controlled by plant circadian clock. Thus, circadian clock is a critical regulator and internal molecular time-keeping mechanism, controlling key agricultural traits in crop plants such as the ability to adjust their growth and physiology to anticipate diurnal environmental changes...
August 31, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28856505/comparative-analysis-of-constitutive-proteome-between-resistant-and-susceptible-tomato-genotypes-regarding-to-late-blight
#16
Bruno Soares Laurindo, Renata Dias Freitas Laurindo, Patrícia Pereira Fontes, Camilo Elber Vital, Fábio Teixeira Delazari, Maria Cristina Baracat-Pereira, Derly José Henriques da Silva
Late blight is one of the most destructive diseases of the tomato, resulting in substantial economic losses. There is difficulty in controlling this disease, so the molecular characterization of tomato genotypes may help in the selection of higher resistance tomato plants against Phytophthora infestans, late blight's pathogen. The objective was to analyze the differences with regard to the constitutive proteome between the access Vegetable Germplasm Bank (BGH)-2127, resistant genotype, and Santa Clara-susceptible genotype to late blight...
August 30, 2017: Functional & Integrative Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811761/incidence-rates-of-major-diseases-of-kiwiberry-in-2015-and-2016
#17
Gyoung Hee Kim, Deok Ryong Kim, Sook-Young Park, Young Sun Lee, Jae Sung Jung, Young Jin Koh
Incidence rates of diseases in kiwiberry orchards were investigated monthly from late June to late September in Gwangyang and Boseong in 2015 and 2016. The impact of postharvest fruit rot was investigated during ripening after harvest. Bacterial canker was only observed on one single tree in 2015, but black rot, powdery mildew, leaf spot and blight, and postharvest fruit rot diseases were problematic throughout the study period in both 2015 and 2016. Incidence rates of the diseases varied with kiwiberry cultivar, region and sampling time...
August 2017: Plant Pathology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742868/combining-ability-of-highland-tropic-adapted-potato-for-tuber-yield-and-yield-components-under-drought
#18
Betaw Hirut, Hussein Shimelis, Mengistu Fentahun, Merideth Bonierbale, Manuel Gastelo, Asrat Asfaw
Recurrent drought and late blight disease are the major factors limiting potato productivity in the northwest Ethiopian highlands. Incorporating drought tolerance and late blight resistance in the same genotypes will enable the development of cultivars with high and stable yield potential under erratic rainfall conditions. The objectives of this study were to assess combining ability effects and gene action for tuber yield and traits related to drought tolerance in the International Potato Centre's (CIP's) advanced clones from the late blight resistant breeding population B group 'B3C2' and to identify promising parents and families for cultivar development...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737680/mapping-quantitative-trait-loci-qtl-for-resistance-to-late-blight-in-tomato
#19
Dilip R Panthee, Ann Piotrowski, Ragy Ibrahem
Late blight caused by Phytophthora infestans (Montagne, Bary) is a devastating disease of tomato worldwide. There are three known major genes, Ph-1, Ph-2, and Ph-3, conferring resistance to late blight. In addition to these three genes, it is also believed that there are additional factors or quantitative trait loci (QTL) conferring resistance to late blight. Precise molecular mapping of all those major genes and potential QTL is important in the development of suitable molecular markers and hence, marker-assisted selection (MAS)...
July 22, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680789/is-it-only-the-regulatory-status-broadening-the-debate-on-cisgenic-plants
#20
Lilian van Hove, Frøydis Gillund
In current debates on emerging technologies for plant breeding in Europe, much attention has been given to the regulatory status of these techniques and their public acceptance. At present, both genetically modified plants with cisgenic approaches-using genes from crossable species-as well as transgenic approaches-using genes from different species-fall under GMO regulation in the EU and both are mandatorily labelled as GMOs. Researchers involved in the early development of cisgenic GM plants convey the message that the potential use and acceptance of cisgenic approaches will be seriously hindered if GMO regulations are not adjusted...
2017: Environmental Sciences Europe
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