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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419906/plant-hormone-signaling-in-flowering-an-epigenetic-point-of-view
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REVIEW
Gerardo Campos-Rivero, Pedro Osorio-Montalvo, Rafael Sánchez-Borges, Rosa Us-Camas, Fátima Duarte-Aké, Clelia De-la-Peña
Reproduction is one of the most important phases in an organism's lifecycle. In the case of angiosperm plants, flowering provides the major developmental transition from the vegetative to the reproductive stage, and requires genetic and epigenetic reprogramming to ensure the success of seed production. Flowering is regulated by a complex network of genes that integrate multiple environmental cues and endogenous signals so that flowering occurs at the right time; hormone regulation, signaling and homeostasis are very important in this process...
March 31, 2017: Journal of Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419145/apomixis-frequency-under-stress-conditions-in-weeping-lovegrass-eragrostis-curvula
#2
Juan Manuel Rodrigo, Diego Carlos Zappacosta, Juan Pablo Selva, Ingrid Garbus, Emidio Albertini, Viviana Echenique
To overcome environmental stress, plants develop physiological responses that are triggered by genetic or epigenetic changes, some of which involve DNA methylation. It has been proposed that apomixis, the formation of asexual seeds without meiosis, occurs through the temporal or spatial deregulation of the sexual process mediated by genetic and epigenetic factors influenced by the environment. Here, we explored whether there was a link between the occurrence of apomixis and various factors that generate stress, including drought stress, in vitro culture, and intraspecific hybridization...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407801/single-base-resolution-methylomes-of-upland-cotton-gossypium-hirsutum-l-reveal-epigenome-modifications-in-response-to-drought-stress
#3
Xuke Lu, Xiaoge Wang, Xiugui Chen, Na Shu, Junjuan Wang, Delong Wang, Shuai Wang, Weili Fan, Lixue Guo, Xiaoning Guo, Wuwei Ye
BACKGROUND: DNA methylation, with a cryptic role in genome stability, gene transcription and expression, is involved in the drought response process in plants, but the complex regulatory mechanism is still largely unknown. RESULTS: Here, we performed whole-genome bisulfite sequencing (WGBS) and identified long non-coding RNAs on cotton leaves under drought stress and re-watering treatments. We obtained 31,223 and 30,997 differentially methylated regions (representing 2...
April 13, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400174/jmj24-antagonizes-histone-h3k9-demethylase-ibm1-jmj25-function-and-interacts-with-rnai-pathways-for-gene-silencing
#4
Laure Audonnet, Yuan Shen, Dao-Xiu Zhou
Dimethylation of histone H3 lysine 9 (H3K9me2) is a heterochromatic mark linked to DNA methylation and gene repression. Removal of H3K9me2 from gene bodies by the jmjC histone demethylase IBM1/JMJ25 inhibits DNA methylation and derepresses gene expression. In this work, we analyzed the function of a closely related homolog of IBM1/JMJ25, namely JMJ24. We show that jmj24 mutations produced a number of subtle developmental defects, while affecting only a relatively small number of genes at the vegetative stage...
April 8, 2017: Gene Expression Patterns: GEP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394944/identification-of-a-rice-metal-tolerance-protein-osmtp11-as-a-manganese-transporter
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Mei Zhang, Baoxiu Liu
Metal tolerance proteins (MTPs) are a gene family of cation efflux transporters that occur widely in plants and might serve an essential role in metal homeostasis and tolerance. Our research describes the identification, characterization, and localization of OsMTP11, a member of the MTP family from rice. OsMTP11 was expressed constitutively and universally in different tissues in rice plant. Heterologous expression in yeast showed that OsMTP11 complemented the hypersensitivity of mutant strains to Mn, and also complemented yeast mutants to other metals, including Co and Ni...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392109/compartmentalization-of-dna-damage-response-between-heterochromatin-and-euchromatin-is-mediated-by-distinct-h2a-histone-variants
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Zdravko J Lorković, Chulmin Park, Malgorzata Goiser, Danhua Jiang, Marie-Therese Kurzbauer, Peter Schlögelhofer, Frédéric Berger
DNA double-strand break (DSB) repair depends on the ataxia telangiectasia mutated (ATM) kinase that phosphorylates the conserved C-terminal SQ motif present in the histone variant H2A.X [1-7]. In constitutive heterochromatin of mammals, DSB repair is delayed and relies on phosphorylation of the proteins HP1 and KAP1 by ATM [2, 8-14]. However, KAP1 is not conserved in plants and the HP1-related protein Like-HP1 (LHP1) is not localized at constitutive heterochromatin [15], suggesting that in plants, alternative mechanisms could be responsible for repair of DSBs in heterochromatin...
April 5, 2017: Current Biology: CB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387874/analysis-of-allopolyploidy-induced-rapid-genetic-and-epigenetic-changes-and-their-relationship-in-wheat
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T Qiu, Y Z Dong, X M Yu, N Zhao, Y F Yang
We used the conventional and methylation-sensitive randomly amplified polymorphic DNA (RAPD) and inter-simple sequence repeat (ISSR) analyses to assess genome-wide changes and explore the relationships between genetic and epigenetic variations among individuals of a newly synthesized allohexaploid wheat line whose genomic constitution is identical to that of the natural common wheat, compared with its parent plants and a natural counterpart named Chinese Spring. We found rapid, extensive, and predominantly consistent non-Mendelian changes in the form of genetic and DNA methylation variations in the allohexaploid individuals...
April 5, 2017: Genetics and Molecular Research: GMR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385710/non-random-domain-organization-of-the-arabidopsis-genome-at-the-nuclear-periphery
#8
Xiuli Bi, Yingjuan Cheng, Bo Hu, Xiaoli Ma, Rui Wu, Jiawei Wang, Chang Liu
The nuclear space is not a homogeneous biochemical environment. Many studies have demonstrated that the transcriptional activity of a gene is linked to its positioning within the nuclear space. Following the discovery of lamin-associated domains (LADs), which are transcriptionally repressed chromatin regions, the non-random positioning of chromatin at the nuclear periphery and its biological relevance have been studied extensively in animals. However, it remains unknown whether comparable chromatin organizations exist in plants...
April 6, 2017: Genome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384610/heme-oxygenase-up-regulation-under-ultraviolet-b-radiation-is-not-epigenetically-restricted-and-involves-specific-stress-related-transcriptions-factors
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Diego Santa-Cruz, Natalia Pacienza, Carla Zilli, Eduardo Pagano, Karina Balestrasse, Gustavo Yannarelli
Heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1) plays a protective role against oxidative stress in plants. The mechanisms regulating its expression, however, remain unclear. Here we studied the methylation state of a GC rich HO-1 promoter region and the expression of several stress-related transcription factors (TFs) in soybean plants subjected to ultraviolet-B (UV-B) radiation. Genomic DNA and total RNA were isolated from leaves of plants irradiated with 7.5 and 15kJm-2 UV-B. A 304bp HO-1 promoter region was amplified by PCR from sodium bisulfite-treated DNA, cloned into pGEMT plasmid vector and evaluated by DNA sequencing...
March 30, 2017: Redox Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384069/salt-induced-tissue-specific-cytosine-methylation-downregulates-expression-of-hkt-genes-in-contrasting-wheat-triticum-aestivum-l-genotypes
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Suresh Kumar, Ananda Sankara Beena, Monika Awana, Archana Singh
Plants have evolved several strategies, including regulation of genes through epigenetic modifications, to cope with environmental stresses. DNA methylation is dynamically regulated through the methylation and demethylation of cytosine in response to environmental perturbations. High-affinity potassium transporters (HKTs) have accounted for the homeostasis of sodium and potassium ions in plants under salt stress. Wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) is sensitive to soil salinity, which impedes its growth and development, resulting in decreased productivity...
April 2017: DNA and Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383693/molecular-basis-for-the-methylation-specificity-of-atxr5-for-histone-h3
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Elisa Bergamin, Sabina Sarvan, Josée Malette, Mohammad S Eram, Sylvain Yeung, Vanessa Mongeon, Monika Joshi, Joseph S Brunzelle, Scott D Michaels, Alexandre Blais, Masoud Vedadi, Jean-François Couture
In plants, the histone H3.1 lysine 27 (H3K27) mono-methyltransferases ARABIDOPSIS TRITHORAX RELATED PROTEIN 5 and 6 (ATXR5/6) regulate heterochromatic DNA replication and genome stability. Our initial studies showed that ATXR5/6 discriminate between histone H3 variants and preferentially methylate K27 on H3.1. In this study, we report three regulatory mechanisms contributing to the specificity of ATXR5/6. First, we show that ATXR5 preferentially methylates the R/F-K*-S/C-G/A-P/C motif with striking preference for hydrophobic and aromatic residues in positions flanking this core of five amino acids...
April 5, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377781/laser-irradiation-induced-dna-methylation-changes-are-heritable-and-accompanied-with-transpositional-activation-of-mping-in-rice
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Siyuan Li, Qiong Xia, Fang Wang, Xiaoming Yu, Jian Ma, Hongping Kou, Xiuyun Lin, Xiang Gao, Bao Liu
DNA methylation is an integral component of the epigenetic code in most higher eukaryotes. Exploring the extent to which DNA methylation can be altered under a specific condition and its heritability is important for elucidating the biological functions of this epigenetic modification. Here, we conducted MSAP analysis of rice plants with altered phenotypes subsequent to a low-dose Nd(3+)YAG laser irradiation. We found that all four methylation patterns at the 5'-CCGG sites that are analyzable by MSAP showed substantial changes in the immediately treated M0 plants...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28361273/widespread-5-methylcytosine-in-the-genomes-of-avian-coccidia-and-other-apicomplexan-parasites-detected-by-an-elisa-based-method
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Zhenxing Gong, Hao Yin, Xueting Ma, Baohong Liu, Zhenglan Han, Lingqiao Gou, Jianping Cai
To date, little is known about cytosine methylation in the genomic DNA of apicomplexan parasites, although it has been confirmed that this important epigenetic modification exists in many lower eukaryotes, plants, and animals. In the present study, ELISA-based detection demonstrated that low levels of 5-methylcytosine (5-mC) are present in Eimeria spp., Toxoplasma gondii, Cryptosporidium spp., and Neospora caninum. The proportions of 5-mC in genomic DNA were 0.18 ± 0.02% in E tenella sporulated oocysts, 0...
March 30, 2017: Parasitology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28348570/dna-methylation-affects-the-efficiency-of-transcription-activator-like-effector-nucleases-mediated-genome-editing-in-rice
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Hidetaka Kaya, Hisataka Numa, Ayako Nishizawa-Yokoi, Seiichi Toki, Yoshiki Habu
Genome editing in plants becomes popular since the advent of sequence-specific nucleases (SSNs) that are simple to set up and efficient in various plant species. Although transcription activator-like effector nucleases (TALENs) are one of the most prevalent SSNs and have a potential to provide higher target specificity by their dimeric property, TALENs are sensitive to methylated cytosines that are present not only in transposons but also in active genes in plants. In mammalian cells, the methylation sensitivity of TALENs could be overcome by using a base-recognition module (N(∗)) that has a higher affinity to methylated cytosine...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343122/genetic-and-epigenetic-variation-of-transposable-elements-in-arabidopsis
#15
REVIEW
Charles J Underwood, Ian R Henderson, Robert A Martienssen
Transposable elements are mobile genetic elements that are prevalent in plant genomes and are silenced by epigenetic modification. Different epigenetic modification pathways play distinct roles in the control of transposable element transcription, replication and recombination. The Arabidopsis genome contains families of all of the major transposable element classes, which are differentially enriched in particular genomic regions. Whole genome sequencing and DNA methylation profiling of hundreds of natural Arabidopsis accessions has revealed that transposable elements exhibit significant intraspecific genetic and epigenetic variation, and that genetic variation often underlies epigenetic variation...
March 23, 2017: Current Opinion in Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340458/toxic-effects-of-environmental-pollutants-comparative-investigation-using-allium-cepa-l-and-lactuca-sativa-l
#16
Graciele Lurdes Silveira, Maria Gabriela Franco Lima, Gabriela Barreto Dos Reis, Marcel José Palmieri, Larissa Fonseca Andrade-Vieria
Studies that help understand the mechanisms of action of environmental pollutants are extremely important in environmental toxicology. In this context, assays using plants as models stand out for their simplicity and low performance cost. Among the plants used for this purpose, Allium cepa L. is the model most commonly applied for cytogenotoxic tests, while Lactuca sativa L., already widely used in phytotoxic investigations, has been gaining prominence in cytotoxic analyses. The present study aimed to compare the responses of A...
March 21, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338020/epigenetic-regulation-of-intronic-transgenes-in-arabidopsis
#17
Kenji Osabe, Yoshiko Harukawa, Saori Miura, Hidetoshi Saze
Defense mechanisms of plant genomes can epigenetically inactivate repetitive sequences and exogenous transgenes. Loss of mutant phenotypes in intronic T-DNA insertion lines by interaction with another T-DNA locus, termed T-DNA suppression, has been observed in Arabidopsis thaliana, although the molecular basis of establishment and maintenance of T-DNA suppression is poorly understood. Here we show that maintenance of T-DNA suppression requires heterochromatinisation of T-DNA sequences and the nuclear proteins, INCREASED IN BONSAI METHYLATION 2 (IBM2) and ENHANCED DOWNY MILDEW 2 (EDM2), which prevent ectopic 3' end processing of mRNA in atypically long introns containing T-DNA sequences...
March 24, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333248/the-evolutionary-dynamics-of-orthologs-that-shift-in-gene-body-methylation-between-arabidopsis-species
#18
Shohei Takuno, Danelle K Seymour, Brandon S Gaut
DNA methylation labels a specific subset of genes in plant genomes. Recent work has shown that this gene-body methylation (gbM) is a conserved feature of orthologs, because highly methylated genes in one species tend to be highly methylated in another. In this study, we examined the exceptions to that rule by identifying genes that differ in gbM status between two plant species - Arabidopsis thaliana and Arabidopsis lyrata. Using Capsella grandiflora as an outgroup, we polarized the loss and gain of gbM for orthologs in Arabidopsis lineages...
March 2, 2017: Molecular Biology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330159/in-silico-characterization-and-differential-expression-pattern-analysis-of-conserved-hmg-coa-reductase-domain-isolated-from-aconitum-balfourii-stapf
#19
Eti Sharma, Saurabh Pandey, A K Gaur
The 3-hydroxy-3-methyl glutaryl CoA reductase (HMGR) is the key enzyme of mevalonate pathway in plants. A partial genomic DNA fragment encoding HMGR conserved domain (denoted as AbHMGR) is isolated from Aconitum balfourii Stapf. It comprises 871 bp encoding 290 amino acids. In silico analysis reveals that it had extensive similarities to other plant HMGR gene. Domain analysis of AbHMGR showed two highly conserved NADPH and HMG CoA domains. Docking study predicted inhibitor, substrate and cofactor binding sites in the protein...
June 2016: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317902/a-natural-tandem-array-alleviates-epigenetic-repression-of-ipa1-and-leads-to-superior-yielding-rice
#20
Lin Zhang, Hong Yu, Bin Ma, Guifu Liu, Jianjun Wang, Junmin Wang, Rongcun Gao, Jinjun Li, Jiyun Liu, Jing Xu, Yingying Zhang, Qun Li, Xuehui Huang, Jianlong Xu, Jianming Li, Qian Qian, Bin Han, Zuhua He, Jiayang Li
Super hybrid rice varieties with ideal plant architecture (IPA) have been critical in enhancing food security worldwide. However, the molecular mechanisms underlying their improved yield remain unclear. Here, we report the identification of a QTL, qWS8/ipa1-2D, in the super rice Yongyou12 (YY12) and related varieties. In-depth genetic molecular characterization of qWS8/ipa1-2D reveals that this newly identified QTL results from three distal naturally occurring tandem repeats upstream of IPA1, a key gene/locus previously shown to shape rice ideal plant architecture and greatly enhance grain yield...
March 20, 2017: Nature Communications
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