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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644507/intrachromosomal-karyotype-asymmetry-in-orchidaceae
#1
Enoque Medeiros-Neto, Felipe Nollet, Ana Paula Moraes, Leonardo P Felix
The asymmetry indexes have helped cytotaxonomists to interpret and classify plant karyotypes for species delimitation efforts. However, there is no consensus about the best method to calculate the intrachromosomal asymmetry. The present study aimed to compare different intrachromosomal asymmetry indexes in order to indicate which are more efficient for the estimation of asymmetry in different groups of orchids. Besides, we aimed to compare our results with the Orchidaceae phylogenetic proposal to test the hypothesis of Stebbins (1971)...
June 22, 2017: Genetics and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638388/using-in-situ-symbiotic-seed-germination-to-restore-over-collected-medicinal-orchids-in-southwest-china
#2
Shi-Cheng Shao, Kevin S Burgess, Jennifer M Cruse-Sanders, Qiang Liu, Xu-Li Fan, Hui Huang, Jiang-Yun Gao
Due to increasing demand for medicinal and horticultural uses, the Orchidaceae is in urgent need of innovative and novel propagation techniques that address both market demand and conservation. Traditionally, restoration techniques have been centered on ex situ asymbiotic or symbiotic seed germination techniques that are not cost-effective, have limited genetic potential and often result in low survival rates in the field. Here, we propose a novel in situ advanced restoration-friendly program for the endangered epiphytic orchid species Dendrobium devonianum, in which a series of in situ symbiotic seed germination trials base on conspecific fungal isolates were conducted at two sites in Yunnan Province, China...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631324/recent-origin-and-rapid-speciation-of-neotropical-orchids-in-the-world-s-richest-plant-biodiversity-hotspot
#3
Oscar Alejandro Pérez-Escobar, Guillaume Chomicki, Fabien L Condamine, Adam P Karremans, Diego Bogarín, Nicholas J Matzke, Daniele Silvestro, Alexandre Antonelli
The Andean mountains of South America are the most species-rich biodiversity hotspot worldwide with c. 15% of the world's plant species, in only 1% of the world's land surface. Orchids are a key element of the Andean flora, and one of the most prominent components of the Neotropical epiphyte diversity, yet very little is known about their origin and diversification. We address this knowledge gap by inferring the biogeographical history and diversification dynamics of the two largest Neotropical orchid groups (Cymbidieae and Pleurothallidinae), using two unparalleled, densely sampled orchid phylogenies (including more than 400 newly generated DNA sequences), comparative phylogenetic methods, geological and biological datasets...
July 2017: New Phytologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625782/complex-sexual-deception-in-an-orchid-is-achieved-by-co-opting-two-independent-biosynthetic-pathways-for-pollinator-attraction
#4
Haiyang Xu, Björn Bohman, Darren C J Wong, Claudia Rodriguez-Delgado, Adrian Scaffidi, Gavin R Flematti, Ryan D Phillips, Eran Pichersky, Rod Peakall
Sexually deceptive orchids lure their specific male pollinators using volatile semiochemicals that mimic female sex pheromones. To date, the semiochemicals known to be involved consist of blends of chemically and biosynthetically related compounds. In contrast, we report that (S)-β-citronellol and 2-hydroxy-6-methylacetophenone, two biosynthetically distinct compounds, are the active semiochemicals in Caladenia plicata, which is pollinated by male Zeleboria sp. thynnine wasps. They are also sex pheromone components of the female Zeleboria...
June 12, 2017: Current Biology: CB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608425/three-dimensional-visualization-of-ocellar-interneurons-of-the-orchid-bee-euglossa-imperialis-using-micro-x-ray-computed-tomography
#5
Willi Ribi, Jochen Zeil
We used contrast-optimized micro X-ray Computed Tomography (mCT) to trace the profiles of the full complement of large ocellar L-neurons in the male orchid bee Euglossa imperialis. We find that most L-neurons collect information from either the dorsal or the ventral retinae in both median and lateral ocelli, with only three neurons associated with the median ocellus having dendritic branches in both dorsal and ventral retina. In the median ocellus, we find also L-neurons that either collect information from the left or the right half of the ocellar plexus and two neurons that have a split dendritic tree in both halves...
June 12, 2017: Journal of Comparative Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597440/efficient-and-heritable-transformation-of-phalaenopsis-orchids
#6
Hong-Xian Hsing, Yi-Jyun Lin, Chii-Gong Tong, Min-Jeng Li, Yun-Jin Chen, Swee-Suak Ko
BACKGROUND: Phalaenopsis orchid (Phal. orchid) is visually attractive and it is important economic floriculture species. Phal. orchids have many unique biological features. However, investigation of these features and validation on their biological functions are limited due to the lack of an efficient transformation method. RESULTS: We developed a heritable and efficient Agrobacterium- mediated transformation using protocorms derived from tetraploid or diploid Phal...
December 2016: Botanical Studies (Taipei, Taiwan)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597429/embryology-of-two-mycoheterotrophic-orchid-species-gastrodia-elata-and-gastrodia-nantoensis-ovule-and-embryo-development
#7
Yuan-Yuan Li, Xiao-Mei Chen, Shun-Xing Guo, Yung-I Lee
BACKGROUND: Gastrodia elata, a famous herbal medicine, has been received great attention on its treatments of headache, vertigo and epilepsy. Gastrodia nantoensis is a newly described species from central Taiwan with potential medicinal value. Gastrodia species are fully mycoheterotrophic orchids, and the courses of their seed development are more rapid as compared to the chlorophyllous orchids. A better understanding of their reproductive biology would provide insights into the propagation and conservation of the mycoheterotrophic orchid species...
December 2016: Botanical Studies (Taipei, Taiwan)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28575199/mixotrophy-in-pyroleae-ericaceae-from-estonian-boreal-forests-does-not-vary-with-light-or-tissue-age
#8
Félix Lallemand, Ülle Puttsepp, Mait Lang, Aarne Luud, Pierre-Emmanuel Courty, Cécile Palancade, Marc-André Selosse
Background and Aims: In temperate forests, some green plants, namely pyroloids (Pyroleae, Ericaceae) and some orchids, independently evolved a mode of nutrition mixing photosynthates and carbon gained from their mycorrhizal fungi (mixotrophy). Fungal carbon is more enriched in 13 C than photosynthates, allowing estimation of the proportion of carbon acquired heterotrophically from fungi in plant biomass. Based on 13 C enrichment, mixotrophic orchids have previously been shown to increase shoot autotrophy level over the growth season and with environmental light availability...
May 31, 2017: Annals of Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550470/hormonal-and-morphological-changes-during-seed-development-of-cypripedium-japonicum
#9
Xiaona Yan, Min Tian, Fen Liu, Caixia Wang, Ying Zhang
With the goal of evaluating the factors that may be influencing the reproductive success of an endangered, terrestrial orchid Cypripedium japonicum Thunb., the anatomical and morphological characteristics of seed development were assessed, as were the levels of endogenous hormones to investigate the possible relationship between hormones and seed development. The results showed that morphological characteristics of seeds were changing from milky white and filiform to brown and fusiform. The development of ovule that initiated on the fertile valves only began after pollination, and a mature embryo sac was produced at 40 days after pollination (DAP)...
May 27, 2017: Protoplasma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541415/transcriptome-wide-identification-and-expression-analysis-of-divaricata-and-radialis-like-genes-of-the-mediterranean-orchid-orchis-italica
#10
Maria Carmen Valoroso, Sofia De Paolo, Giovanni Iazzetti, Serena Aceto
Bilateral symmetry of flowers is a relevant novelty that has occurred many times throughout the evolution of flowering plants. In Antirrhinum majus, establishment of flower dorso-ventral asymmetry is mainly due to interaction of TCP (CYC and DICH) and MYB (DIV, RAD, and DRIF) transcription factors. In the present study, we characterized 8 DIV-, 4 RAD-, and 2 DRIF-like genes from the transcriptome of Orchis italica, an orchid species with bilaterally symmetric and resupinate flowers. We found a similar number of DIV- and RAD-like genes within the genomes of Phalaenopsis equestris and Dendrobium catenatum orchids...
June 1, 2017: Genome Biology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540533/responses-of-euglossine-bees-hymenoptera-apidae-euglossina-to-an-edge-forest-gradient-in-a-large-tabuleiro-forest-remnant-in-eastern-brazil
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J A Coswosk, R A Ferreira, E D G Soares, L R R Faria
Euglossine fauna of a large remnant of Brazilian Atlantic forest in eastern Brazil (Reserva Natural Vale) was assessed along an edge-forest gradient towards the interior of the fragment. To test the hypotheses that the structure of assemblages of orchid bees varies along this gradient, the following predictions were evaluated: (i) species richness is positively related to distance from the forest edge, (ii) species diversity is positively related to distance from the edge, (iii) the relative abundance of species associated with forest edge and/or open areas is inversely related to the distance from edge, and (iv) relative abundance of forest-related species is positively related to distance from the edge...
May 24, 2017: Neotropical Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536987/sexual-deception-in-the-eucera-pollinated-ophrys-leochroma-a-chemical-intermediate-between-wasp-and-andrena-pollinated-species
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Monica Cuervo, Demetra Rakosy, Carlos Martel, Stefan Schulz, Manfred Ayasse
Ophrys flowers mimic sex pheromones of attractive females of their pollinators and attract males, which attempt to copulate with the flower and thereby pollinate it. Virgin females and orchid flowers are known to use the same chemical compounds in order to attract males. The composition of the sex pheromone and its floral analogue, however, vary between pollinator genera. Wasp-pollinated Ophrys species attract their pollinators by using polar hydroxy acids, whereas Andrena-pollinated species use a mixture of non-polar hydrocarbons...
May 23, 2017: Journal of Chemical Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533976/phylogenetic-climatic-niche-conservatism-and-evolution-of-climatic-suitability-in-neotropical-angraecinae-vandeae-orchidaceae-and-their-closest-african-relatives
#13
Marta Kolanowska, Elżbieta Grochocka, Kamil Konowalik
In the present study we investigate the concept of phylogenetic niche conservatism (PNC) within the American species of angraecoid orchids (Campylocentrum and Dendrophylax) and their closest relatives in the Old World (Angraecum) using ecological niche modelling (ENM). The predicted niche occupancy profiles were matched with the outcomes of previous phylogenetic studies to reconstruct the evolution of climatic suitability within the orchid group studied and evaluate the role of niche differentiation in the speciation of Angraecinae...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529835/a-new-set-of-microsatellite-primers-for-coelogyne-fimbriata-orchidaceae-and-cross-amplification-in-c-ovalis
#14
Wei-Chang Huang, Kai Jiang, Chao Hu, Yue-E Xiao, Barnabas C Seyler, Yuan-Yuan Li
PREMISE OF THE STUDY: Declining orchid populations have made it necessary to prioritize the study of population structure and genetic diversity for species including Coelogyne fimbriata (Orchidaceae). METHODS AND RESULTS: A biotin-streptavidin capture method was used to construct a microsatellite library for C. fimbriata. A total of 15 polymorphic nuclear microsatellite loci were isolated and characterized using 47 C. fimbriata individuals from two natural populations in China...
May 2017: Applications in Plant Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522861/comparative-analysis-of-dendrobium-plastomes-and-utility-of-plastomic-mutational-hotspots
#15
Niu Zhitao, Zhu Shuying, Pan Jiajia, Li Ludan, Sun Jing, Ding Xiaoyu
Dendrobium is one of the largest genera in Orchidaceae, comprising about 800-1500 species mainly distributed in tropical Asia, Australasia, and Australia. There are 74 species and two varieties of this genus in China. Because of their ornamental and commercial value, Dendrobium orchids have been studied at low taxonomic levels. However, structural changes and effective mutational hotspots of Dendrobium plastomes have rarely been documented. Here, 30 Dendrobium plastomes were compared, comprising 25 newly sequenced in this study and five previously published...
May 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515737/the-complete-plastome-sequences-of-four-orchid-species-insights-into-the-evolution-of-the-orchidaceae-and-the-utility-of-plastomic-mutational-hotspots
#16
Zhitao Niu, Qingyun Xue, Shuying Zhu, Jing Sun, Wei Liu, Xiaoyu Ding
Orchidaceae (orchids) is the largest family in the monocots, including about 25,000 species in 880 genera and five subfamilies. Many orchids are highly valued for their beautiful and long-lasting flowers. However, the phylogenetic relationships among the five orchid subfamilies remain unresolved. The major dispute centers on whether the three one-stamened subfamilies, Epidendroideae, Orchidoideae, and Vanilloideae, are monophyletic or paraphyletic. Moreover, structural changes in the plastid genome (plastome) and the effective genetic loci at the species-level phylogenetics of orchids have rarely been documented...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514600/evaluating-five-different-loci-rbcl-rpob-rpoc1-matk-and-its-for-dna-barcoding-of-indian-orchids
#17
Iffat Parveen, Hemant Kumar Singh, Saloni Malik, Saurabh Raghuvanshi, Shashi Bhushan Babbar
Orchidaceae, one of the largest families of angiosperms, is represented in India by 1600 species distributed in diverse habitats. Orchids are in high demand due to their beautiful flowers and therapeutic properties. Overexploitation and habitat destruction have made many orchid species endangered. In the absence of effective identification methods, illicit trade of orchids continues unabated. Considering DNA barcoding as a potential identification tool, species discrimination capability of five loci, ITS matK, rbcL, rpoB and rpoC1, was tested in 393 accessions of 94 Indian orchid species belonging to 47 genera, including one listed in Appendix I of CITES and 26 medicinal species...
May 17, 2017: Genome Génome / Conseil National de Recherches Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510191/taxonomy-of-cyrtochilum-alliance-orchidaceae-in-the-light-of-molecular-and-morphological-data
#18
Dariusz L Szlachetko, Marta Kolanowska, Aleksandra Naczk, Marcin Górniak, Magdalena Dudek, Piotr Rutkowski, Guy Chiron
BACKGROUND: The generic separateness and specific composition of the orchid genus Cyrtochilum was discussed for almost two centuries. Over the years several smaller taxa were segregated from this taxon, but their separateness was recently questioned based on molecular studies outcomes. The aim of our study was to revise concepts of morphological-based generic delimitation in Cyrtochilum-alliance and to compare it with the results of genetic analysis. We used phylogenetic framework in combination with phenetical analysis to provide proposal of the generic delimitation within Cyrtochilum-alliance...
December 2017: Botanical Studies (Taipei, Taiwan)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500473/orchid-bee-apidae-euglossini-communities-in-atlantic-forest-remnants-and-restored-areas-in-paran%C3%A3-state-brazil
#19
M C F Ferronato, D C Giangarelli, D Mazzaro, N Uemura, S H Sofia
In this study, we compare orchid bee communities surveyed in four forest remnants of the Atlantic Forest and four reforested areas characterized by seasonal semi-deciduous forest vegetation in different successional stages (mature and secondary vegetation), located in southern Brazil. The sizes of forest remnants and reforested areas varied from 32.1 to 583.9 ha and from 11.3 to 33.3 ha, respectively. All reforested areas were located near one forest remnant. During samplings, totaling nine per study area, euglossine males were attracted to eight scent baits and captured with bait trap and entomological nets...
May 13, 2017: Neotropical Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490318/integrated-mrna-and-microrna-transcriptome-variations-in-the-multi-tepal-mutant-provide-insights-into-the-floral-patterning-of-the-orchid-cymbidium-goeringii
#20
Fengxi Yang, Genfa Zhu, Zhen Wang, Hailin Liu, Qingquan Xu, Dan Huang, Chaoyi Zhao
BACKGROUND: Cymbidium goeringii is a very famous traditional orchid plant in China, which is well known for its spectacular and diverse flower morphology. In particular, the multi-tepal mutants have considerable ecological and cultural value. However, the current understanding of the molecular mechanisms of floral patterning and multi-tepal development is limited. In this study, we performed expression profiling of both microRNA (miRNA) and mRNA from wild-type and typical multi-tepal-mutant flowers of C...
May 11, 2017: BMC Genomics
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