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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924509/in-vitro-asymbiotic-germination-for-micropropagation-of-the-recalcitrant-terrestrial-orchid-chloraea-crispa-orchidaceae
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Karla Quiroz, Jessica Saavedra, Hermine Vogel, Gabriela Verdugo, Peter D S Caligari, Rolando García-Gonzáles
PREMISE OF THE STUDY: Chloraea crispa is a terrestrial Orchidaceae species native to Chile, characterized by a beautiful and showy inflorescence. The species has a great potential for commercial exploitation in the cut flower industry, but it is essential to improve propagation methods to avoid endangering its natural populations. Because this species is hard to propagate using traditional greenhouse techniques, in vitro techniques offer an effective tool for its large-scale production in terms of germination, growth, and propagation...
August 2017: Applications in Plant Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916985/whole-plastid-transcriptomes-reveal-abundant-rna-editing-sites-and-differential-editing-status-in-phalaenopsis-aphrodite-subsp-formosana
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Ting-Chieh Chen, Yu-Chang Liu, Xuewen Wang, Chi-Hsuan Wu, Chih-Hao Huang, Ching-Chun Chang
BACKGROUND: RNA editing is a process of post-transcriptional level of gene regulation by nucleotide modification. Previously, the chloroplast DNA of Taiwan endemic moth orchid, P. aphrodite subsp. formosana was determined, and 44 RNA editing sites were identified from 24 plastid protein-coding transcripts of leaf tissue via RT-PCR and then conventional Sanger sequencing. However, the RNA editing status of whole-plastid transcripts in leaf and other distinct tissue types in moth orchids has not been addressed...
September 16, 2017: Botanical Studies (Taipei, Taiwan)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912791/mycorrhizal-associations-and-trophic-modes-in-coexisting-orchids-an-ecological-continuum-between-auto-and-mixotrophy
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Hans Jacquemyn, Michael Waud, Rein Brys, Félix Lallemand, Pierre-Emmanuel Courty, Alicja Robionek, Marc-André Selosse
Two distinct nutritional syndromes have been described in temperate green orchids. Most orchids form mycorrhizas with rhizoctonia fungi and are considered autotrophic. Some orchids, however, associate with fungi that simultaneously form ectomycorrhizas with surrounding trees and derive their carbon from these fungi. This evolutionarily derived condition has been called mixotrophy or partial mycoheterotrophy and is characterized by (13)C enrichment and high N content. Although it has been suggested that the two major nutritional syndromes are clearly distinct and tightly linked to the composition of mycorrhizal communities, recent studies have challenged this assumption...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902843/the-apostasia-genome-and-the-evolution-of-orchids
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Guo-Qiang Zhang, Ke-Wei Liu, Zhen Li, Rolf Lohaus, Yu-Yun Hsiao, Shan-Ce Niu, Jie-Yu Wang, Yao-Cheng Lin, Qing Xu, Li-Jun Chen, Kouki Yoshida, Sumire Fujiwara, Zhi-Wen Wang, Yong-Qiang Zhang, Nobutaka Mitsuda, Meina Wang, Guo-Hui Liu, Lorenzo Pecoraro, Hui-Xia Huang, Xin-Ju Xiao, Min Lin, Xin-Yi Wu, Wan-Lin Wu, You-Yi Chen, Song-Bin Chang, Shingo Sakamoto, Masaru Ohme-Takagi, Masafumi Yagi, Si-Jin Zeng, Ching-Yu Shen, Chuan-Ming Yeh, Yi-Bo Luo, Wen-Chieh Tsai, Yves Van de Peer, Zhong-Jian Liu
Constituting approximately 10% of flowering plant species, orchids (Orchidaceae) display unique flower morphologies, possess an extraordinary diversity in lifestyle, and have successfully colonized almost every habitat on Earth. Here we report the draft genome sequence of Apostasia shenzhenica, a representative of one of two genera that form a sister lineage to the rest of the Orchidaceae, providing a reference for inferring the genome content and structure of the most recent common ancestor of all extant orchids and improving our understanding of their origins and evolution...
September 13, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898664/growth-and-development-of-three-dimensional-plant%C3%A2-form
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REVIEW
Christopher D Whitewoods, Enrico Coen
Plants can generate a spectacular array of complex shapes, many of which exhibit elaborate curvature in three dimensions, illustrated for example by orchid flowers and pitcher-plant traps. All of these structures arise through differential growth. Recent findings provide fresh mechanistic insights into how regional cell behaviours may lead to tissue deformations, including anisotropies and curvatures, which shape growing volumes and sheets of cells. Here were review our current understanding of how genes, growth, mechanics, and evolution interact to generate diverse structures...
September 11, 2017: Current Biology: CB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888790/evolution-in-australia-s-mesic-biome-under-past-and-future-climates-insights-from-a-phylogenetic-study-of-the-australian-rock-orchids-dendrobium-speciosum-complex-orchidaceae
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Lalita Simpson, Mark A Clements, Darren M Crayn, Katharina Schulte
The Australian mesic biome spans c. 33 degrees of latitude along Australia's east coast and ranges but is dissected by historical and contemporary biogeographical barriers. To investigate the impact of these barriers on evolutionary diversification and to predict the impact of future climate change on the distribution of species and genetic diversity within this biome, we inferred phylogenetic relationships within the Dendrobium speciosum complex (Orchidaceae) across its distribution and undertook environmental niche modelling (ENM) under past, contemporary and projected future climates...
September 6, 2017: Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885174/advanced-applications-of-next-generation-sequencing-technologies-to-orchid-biology
#7
Chuan-Ming Yeh, Zhong-Jian Liu, Wen-Chieh Tsai
Next-generation sequencing technologies are revolutionizing biology by permitting, transcriptome sequencing, whole-genome sequencing and resequencing, and genome-wide single nucleotide polymorphism profiling. Orchid research has benefited from this breakthrough, and a few orchid genomes are now available; new biological questions can be approached and new breeding strategies can be designed. The first part of this review describes the unique features of orchid biology. The second part provides an overview of the current next-generation sequencing platforms, many of which are already used in plant laboratories...
September 8, 2017: Current Issues in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28871432/comparative-physiological-and-proteomic-analyses-reveal-different-adaptive-strategies-by-cymbidium-sinense-and-c-tracyanum-to-drought
#8
Jia-Wei Li, Xiao-Dong Chen, Xiang-Yang Hu, Lan Ma, Shi-Bao Zhang
A terrestrial orchid, Cymbidium sinense appears to utilizes "remedy strategy", while an epiphytic orchid, C. tracyanum , employs a "precaution strategy" to drought stress based on morphological, physiological and proteomic analysis. Drought condition influences plant growth and productivity. Although the mechanism by which plants adapt to this abiotic stress has been studied extensively, the water-adaptive strategies of epiphytes grown in water-limited habitats remain undefined. Here, root and leaf anatomies, dynamic changes in physiological and proteomic responses during periods of drought stress and recovery studied in an epiphytic orchid (Cymbidium tracyanum) and a terrestrial orchid (C...
September 4, 2017: Planta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28852594/fluctuating-selection-across-years-and-phenotypic-variation-in-food-deceptive-orchids
#9
Giovanni Scopece, Nicolas Juillet, Christian Lexer, Salvatore Cozzolino
Nectarless flowers that deceive pollinators offer an opportunity to study asymmetric plant-insect interactions. Orchids are a widely used model for studying these interactions because they encompass several thousand species adopting deceptive pollination systems. High levels of intra-specific phenotypic variation have been reported in deceptive orchids, suggesting a reduced consistency of pollinator-mediated selection on their floral traits. Nevertheless, several studies report on widespread directional selection mediated by pollinators even in these deceptive orchids...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818382/cell-specific-expression-of-plant-nutrient-transporter-genes-in-orchid-mycorrhizae
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Valeria Fochi, Nicole Falla, Mariangela Girlanda, Silvia Perotto, Raffaella Balestrini
Orchid mycorrhizal protocorms and roots are heterogeneous structures composed of different plant cell-types, where cells colonized by intracellular fungal coils (the pelotons) are close to non-colonized plant cells. Moreover, the fungal coils undergo rapid turnover inside the colonized cells, so that plant cells containing coils at different developmental stages can be observed in the same tissue section. Here, we have investigated by laser microdissection (LMD) the localization of specific plant gene transcripts in different cell-type populations collected from mycorrhizal protocorms and roots of the Mediterranean orchid Serapias vomeracea colonized by Tulasnella calospora...
October 2017: Plant Science: An International Journal of Experimental Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808562/floral-scent-and-species-divergence-in-a-pair-of-sexually-deceptive-orchids
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Daniel D L Gervasi, Marc-Andre Selosse, Mathieu Sauve, Wittko Francke, Nicolas J Vereecken, Salvatore Cozzolino, Florian P Schiestl
Speciation is typically accompanied by the formation of isolation barriers between lineages. Commonly, reproductive barriers are separated into pre- and post-zygotic mechanisms that can evolve with different speed. In this study, we measured the strength of different reproductive barriers in two closely related, sympatric orchids of the Ophrys insectifera group, namely Ophrys insectifera and Ophrys aymoninii to infer possible mechanisms of speciation. We quantified pre- and post-pollination barriers through observation of pollen flow, by performing artificial inter- and intraspecific crosses and analyzing scent bouquets...
August 2017: Ecology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798769/molecular-basis-underlying-leaf-variegation-of-a-moth-orchid-mutant-phalaenopsis-aphrodite-subsp-formosana
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Chi-Chu Tsai, Yu-Jen Wu, Chiou-Rong Sheue, Pei-Chun Liao, Ying-Hao Chen, Shu-Ju Li, Jian-Wei Liu, Han-Tsung Chang, Wen-Lin Liu, Ya-Zhu Ko, Yu-Chung Chiang
Leaf variegation is often the focus of plant breeding. Here, we studied a variegated mutant of Phalaenopsis aphrodite subsp. formosana, which is usually used as a parent of horticultural breeding, to understand its anatomic and genetic regulatory mechanisms in variegation. Chloroplasts with well-organized thylakoids and starch grains were found only in the mesophyll cells of green sectors but not of yellow sectors, confirming that the variegation belongs to the chlorophyll type. The two-dimensional electrophoresis and LC/MS/MS also reveal differential expressions of PsbP and PsbO between the green and yellow leaf sectors...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797947/the-challenges-of-using-high-throughput-sequencing-to-track-multiple-bipartite-mycoviruses-of-wild-orchid-fungus-partnerships-over-consecutive-years
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Jamie W L Ong, Hua Li, Krishnapillai Sivasithamparam, Kingsley W Dixon, Michael G K Jones, Stephen J Wylie
The bipartite alpha- and betapartitiviruses are recorded from a wide range of fungi and plants. Using a combination of dsRNA-enrichment, high-throughput shotgun sequencing and informatics, we report the occurrence of multiple new partitiviruses associated with mycorrhizal Ceratobasidium fungi, themselves symbiotically associated with a small wild population of Pterostylis sanguinea orchids in Australia, over two consecutive years. Twenty-one partial or near-complete sequences representing 16 definitive alpha- and betapartitivirus species, and further possible species, were detected from two fungal isolates...
October 2017: Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797234/succinyl-proteome-profiling-of-dendrobium-officinale-an-important-traditional-chinese-orchid-herb-revealed-involvement-of-succinylation-in-the-glycolysis-pathway
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Shangguo Feng, Kaili Jiao, Hong Guo, Mengyi Jiang, Juan Hao, Huizhong Wang, Chenjia Shen
BACKGROUND: Lysine succinylation is a ubiquitous and important protein post-translational modification in various eukaryotic and prokaryotic cells. However, its functions in Dendrobium officinale, an important traditional Chinese orchid herb with high polysaccharide contents, are largely unknown. RESULTS: In our study, LC-MS/MS was used to identify the peptides that were enriched by immune-purification with a high-efficiency succinyl-lysine antibody. In total, 314 lysine succinylation sites in 207 proteins were identified...
August 10, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795187/erratum-to-the-long-pollen-tube-journey-and-in-vitro-pollen-germination-of-phalaenopsis-orchids
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Jhun-Chen Chen, Su-Chiung Fang
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 9, 2017: Plant Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791661/collecting-near-mature-and-immature-orchid-seeds-for-ex-situ-conservation-in-vitro-collecting-as-a-case-study
#16
Jonathan P Kendon, Landy Rajaovelona, Helen Sandford, Rui Fang, Jake Bell, Viswambharan Sarasan
BACKGROUND: Lack of phenological information and efficient collecting methods are considered impediments for orchid seed collecting. This leads to opportunistic collecting as part of general seed collecting schedules that may last few weeks especially in remote areas. The study explored the feasibility of collecting near mature and immature seeds to support conservation action plans. Mature, near mature and immature seeds of orchids were collected from the wild in the Central Highlands of Madagascar (CHM)...
August 8, 2017: Botanical Studies (Taipei, Taiwan)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771984/bioactive-secondary-metabolites-from-orchids-orchidaceae
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REVIEW
Stefania Sut, Filippo Maggi, Stefano Dall'Acqua
The Orchidaceae family is the largest group of flowering plants in the Angiosperm monocotyledons spread on our planet. Its members, called orchids, are herbs or epiphytes with showy flowers distributed mainly in tropical regions. Several classes of phytoconstituents have been so far isolated from therapeutically-used orchids showing a great chemical diversity. Among them, phenolic derivatives have been studied for their biological activities, especially in the field of cancer, inflammation and neurodegeneration...
August 3, 2017: Chemistry & Biodiversity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28769963/tissue-specific-floral-transcriptome-analysis-of-the-sexually-deceptive-orchid-chiloglottis-trapeziformis-provides-insights-into-the-biosynthesis-and-regulation-of-its-unique-uv-b-dependent-floral-volatile-chiloglottone-1
#18
Darren C J Wong, Ranamalie Amarasinghe, Claudia Rodriguez-Delgado, Rodney Eyles, Eran Pichersky, Rod Peakall
The Australian sexually deceptive orchid, Chiloglottis trapeziformis, employs a unique UV-B-dependent floral volatile, chiloglottone 1, for specific male wasp pollinator attraction. Chiloglottone 1 and related variants (2,5-dialkylcyclohexane-1,3-diones), represent a unique class of specialized metabolites presumed to be the product of cyclization between two fatty acid (FA) precursors. However, the genes involved in the biosynthesis of precursors, intermediates, and transcriptional regulation remains to be discovered...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764749/evaluation-of-antimycobacterial-leishmanicidal-and-antibacterial-activity-of-three-medicinal-orchids-of-arunachal-pradesh-india
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Manisha Bhatnagar, Nandan Sarkar, Nigam Gandharv, Ona Apang, Sarman Singh, Sabari Ghosal
BACKGROUND: The ethnic population of Arunachal Pradesh uses a number of orchids as such, or in decoction for various ailments. Three untapped orchids namely, Rhynchostylis retusa, Tropidia curculioides and Satyrium nepalense, traditionally used in tuberculosis, asthma and cold stage of malaria in folk medicine, were selected for the present study. METHODS: Dried material of each plant was divided into three parts. Solvent extraction and fractionation afforded altogether 30 extracts and fractions, which were evaluated against Mycobacterium tuberculosis (H37Rv and MDR strain) for antimycobacterial activity; promastigotes and amastigotes of Leishmania donovani for leishmanicidal activity and two gram positive and three gram negative clinical isolates for antibacterial activity...
August 1, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743100/studies-on-secondary-metabolite-profiling-anti-inflammatory-potential-in-vitro-photoprotective-and-skin-aging-related-enzyme-inhibitory-activities-of-malaxis-acuminata-a-threatened-orchid-of-nutraceutical-importance
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Biswajit Bose, Hiranjit Choudhury, Pramod Tandon, Suman Kumaria
Malaxis acuminata D. Don., a small, terrestrial orchid, is endemic to tropical Himalayas at an altitude of 1200-2000m asl. The dried pseudobulbs are important ingredients of century old ayurvedic drug 'Ashtavarga' and a polyherbal immune-booster nutraceutical 'Chyavanprash', known to restore vigour, vitality and youthfulness. Considering tremendous medicinal importance of this threatened orchid species, a detailed study was undertaken for the first time to address its antioxidant potential, secondary metabolite contents and biological activities against skin-aging related enzymes (anti-collagenase, anti-elastase, anti-tyrosinase and xanthine oxidase) and anti-inflammatory activity (5-lipoxygenase and hyaluronidase) in different plant parts of wild and in vitro-derived plants of M...
August 2017: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
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