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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931004/the-logic-of-the-floral-transition-reverse-engineering-the-switch-controlling-the-identity-of-lateral-organs
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Jean-Louis Dinh, Etienne Farcot, Charlie Hodgman
Much laboratory work has been carried out to determine the gene regulatory network (GRN) that results in plant cells becoming flowers instead of leaves. However, this also involves the spatial distribution of different cell types, and poses the question of whether alternative networks could produce the same set of observed results. This issue has been addressed here through a survey of the published intercellular distribution of expressed regulatory genes and techniques both developed and applied to Boolean network models...
September 20, 2017: PLoS Computational Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924499/genome-wide-identification-of-the-mads-box-transcription-factor-family-in-pear-pyrus-bretschneideri-reveals-evolution-and-functional-divergence
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Runze Wang, Meiling Ming, Jiaming Li, Dongqing Shi, Xin Qiao, Leiting Li, Shaoling Zhang, Jun Wu
MADS-box transcription factors play significant roles in plant developmental processes such as floral organ conformation, flowering time, and fruit development. Pear (Pyrus), as the third-most crucial temperate fruit crop, has been fully sequenced. However, there is limited information about the MADS family and its functional divergence in pear. In this study, a total of 95 MADS-box genes were identified in the pear genome, and classified into two types by phylogenetic analysis. Type I MADS-box genes were divided into three subfamilies and type II genes into 14 subfamilies...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890377/molecular-characterization-and-functional-analysis-of-chalcone-synthase-from-syringa-oblata-lindl-in-the-flavonoid-biosynthetic-pathway
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Yu Wang, Ying Dou, Rui Wang, Xuelian Guan, Zenghui Hu, Jian Zheng
The flower color of Syringa oblata Lindl., which is often modulated by the flavonoid content, varies and is an important ornamental feature. Chalcone synthase (CHS) catalyzes the first key step in the flavonoid biosynthetic pathway. However, little is known about the role of S. oblata CHS (SoCHS) in flavonoid biosynthesis in this species. Here, we isolate and analyze the cDNA (SoCHS1) that encodes CHS in S. oblata. We also sought to analyzed the molecular characteristics and function of flavonoid metabolism by SoCHS1...
September 7, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885552/structure-of-pigment-metabolic-pathways-and-their-contributions-to-white-tepal-color-formation-of-chinese-narcissus-tazetta-var-chinensis-cv-jinzhanyintai
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Yujun Ren, Jingwen Yang, Bingguo Lu, Yaping Jiang, Haiyang Chen, Yuwei Hong, Binghua Wu, Ying Miao
Chinese narcissus (Narcissus tazetta var. chinensis) is one of the ten traditional flowers in China and a famous bulb flower in the world flower market. However, only white color tepals are formed in mature flowers of the cultivated varieties, which constrains their applicable occasions. Unfortunately, for lack of genome information of narcissus species, the explanation of tepal color formation of Chinese narcissus is still not clear. Concerning no genome information, the application of transcriptome profile to dissect biological phenomena in plants was reported to be effective...
September 8, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885180/next-generation-sequencing-sheds-new-light-on-small-rnas-in-plant-reproductive-development
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Xiaobai Li
Reproductive development is a key step of the plant life cycles and indicates the start of a new life cycle. The reproductive organs including flower, fruit and seed, have diverse and complex structures, which is a syndrome in the evolution of angiosperms. The development of plant reproductive organs depends on the correct spatial and temporal expression of numerous genes acting in concert to form regulatory networks. Small non-coding RNAs (sRNAs) play a key role in the reproductive development through different modes of sequence-specific interaction with their targets...
September 8, 2017: Current Issues in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882854/mutation-of-arabidopsis-smc4-identifies-condensin-as-a-corepressor-of-pericentromeric-transposons-and-conditionally-expressed-genes
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Jing Wang, Todd Blevins, Ram Podicheti, Jeremy R Haag, Ek Han Tan, Feng Wang, Craig S Pikaard
In eukaryotes, transcriptionally inactive loci are enriched within highly condensed heterochromatin. In plants, as in mammals, the DNA of heterochromatin is densely methylated and wrapped by histones displaying a characteristic subset of post-translational modifications. Growing evidence indicates that these chromatin modifications are not sufficient for silencing. Instead, they are prerequisites for further assembly of higher-order chromatin structures that are refractory to transcription but not fully understood...
September 7, 2017: Genes & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874722/ameliorative-effects-of-melatonin-on-dark-induced-leaf-senescence-in-gardenia-gardenia-jasminoides-ellis-leaf-morphology-anatomy-physiology-and-transcriptome
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Daqiu Zhao, Rong Wang, Jiasong Meng, Zhiyuan Li, Yanqing Wu, Jun Tao
Cut gardenia (Gardenia jasminoides Ellis) foliage is widely used as a vase material or flower bouquet indoors; however, insufficient indoor light accelerates its senescence, which shortens its viewing time. In this study, applying melatonin to delay gardenia leaf senescence when exposed to extremely low light condition (darkness), and the results showed that 1.0 mM was the effective concentration. At this concentration, chlorophyll contents and chlorophyll fluorescence parameters (Fv/Fm, Fv/F0 and Y(II)) increased, while the carotenoid and flavonoid contents decreased...
September 5, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874115/genome-wide-analysis-and-expression-profiling-of-zinc-finger-homeodomain-zhd-family-genes-reveal-likely-roles-in-organ-development-and-stress-responses-in-tomato
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Khadiza Khatun, Ujjal Kumar Nath, Arif Hasan Khan Robin, Jong-In Park, Do-Jin Lee, Min-Bae Kim, Chang Kil Kim, Ki-Byung Lim, Ill Sup Nou, Mi-Young Chung
BACKGROUND: Zinc finger homeodomain proteins (ZHD) constitute a plant-specific transcription factor family with a conserved DNA binding homeodomain and a zinc finger motif. Members of the ZHD protein family play important roles in plant growth, development, and stress responses. Genome-wide characterization of ZHD genes has been carried out in several model plants, including Arabidopsis thaliana and Oryza sativa, but not yet in tomato (Solanum lycopersicum). RESULTS: In this study, we performed the first comprehensive genome-wide characterization and expression profiling of the ZHD gene family in tomato (Solanum lycopersicum)...
September 6, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28867204/formation-and-shaping-of-the-antirrhinum-flower-through-modulation-of-the-cup-boundary-gene
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Alexandra B Rebocho, J Richard Kennaway, J Andrew Bangham, Enrico Coen
Boundary domain genes, expressed within or around organ primordia, play a key role in the formation, shaping, and subdivision of planar plant organs, such as leaves. However, the role of boundary genes in formation of more elaborate 3D structures, which also derive from organ primordia, remains unclear. Here we analyze the role of the boundary domain gene CUPULIFORMIS (CUP) in formation of the ornate Antirrhinum flower shape. We show that CUP expression becomes cleared from boundary subdomains between petal primordia, most likely contributing to formation of congenitally fused petals (sympetally) and modulation of growth at sinuses...
September 11, 2017: Current Biology: CB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28843032/regulatory-network-and-genetic-interactions-established-by-osmads34-in-rice-inflorescence-and-spikelet-morphogenesis
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Qingcai Meng, Xiaofeng Li, Wanwan Zhu, Li Yang, Wanqi Liang, Ludovico Dreni, Dabing Zhang
Grasses display highly diversified inflorescence architectures that differ in the arrangement of spikelets and flowers and determine cereal yields. However, the molecular basis underlying grass inflorescence morphogenesis remains largely unknown. Here we investigate the role of a functionally diversified SEPALLATA MADS-box transcription factor, OsMADS34, in regulating rice (Oryza sativa L.) inflorescence and spikelet development. Microarray analysis showed that, at the very early stages of inflorescence formation, dysfunction of OsMADS34 caused altered expression of 379 genes that are associated with protein modification and degradation, transcriptional regulation, signaling and metabolism activity...
September 2017: Journal of Integrative Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28841197/auxin-response-factor-genes-repertoire-in-mulberry-identification-and-structural-functional-and-evolutionary-analyses
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Vinay Kumar Baranwal, Nisha Negi, Paramjit Khurana
Auxin Response Factors (ARFs) are at the core of the regulation mechanism for auxin-mediated responses, along with AUX/IAA proteins.They are critical in the auxin-mediated control of various biological responses including development and stress. A wild mulberry species genome has been sequenced and offers an opportunity to investigate this important gene family. A total of 17 ARFs have been identified from mulberry (Morus notabilis) which show a wide range of expression patterns. Of these 17 ARFs, 15 have strong acidic isoelectric point (pI) values and a molecular mass ranging from 52 kDa to 101 kDa...
August 25, 2017: Genes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819320/genome-wide-identification-and-expression-analysis-of-e2-ubiquitin-conjugating-enzymes-in-tomato
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Bhaskar Sharma, Tarun Kumar Bhatt
The ubiquitin-proteasomal degradation mechanism has gained the attention over the past decade. The E2 ubiquitin conjugating enzymes are the crucial part of ubiquitination mechanism and they are believed to hold imperative association for plant development. It accepts ubiquitin from the E1 enzyme and interacts with the E3 ligase to transfer ubiquitin or directly transfers ubiquitin to the substrate. The functional aspects of E2 ubiquitin enzymes in plant systems are unclear. Tomato is being used as a model plant and rarely explored to study E2 ubiquitin enzyme...
August 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818038/role-of-the-type-vi-secretion-systems-during-disease-interactions-of-erwinia-amylovora-with-its-plant-host
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Tim Kamber, Joël F Pothier, Cosima Pelludat, Fabio Rezzonico, Brion Duffy, Theo H M Smits
BACKGROUND: Type VI secretion systems (T6SS) are widespread among Gram-negative bacteria and have a potential role as essential virulence factors or to maintain symbiotic interactions. Three T6SS gene clusters were identified in the genome of E. amylovora CFBP 1430, of which T6SS-1 and T6SS-3 represent complete T6SS machineries, while T6SS-2 is reduced in its gene content. RESULTS: To assess the contribution of T6SSs to virulence and potential transcriptomic changes of E...
August 17, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809790/genome-wide-organization-and-expression-profiling-of-the-sbp-box-gene-family-in-chinese-jujube-ziziphus-jujuba-mill
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Shuang Song, Heying Zhou, Songbai Sheng, Ming Cao, Yingyue Li, Xiaoming Pang
Transcription factors play vital roles in the developmental processes of plants. The SQUAMOSA promoter binding protein (SBP) genes encode a family of plant-specific transcription factors and plays many crucial roles in plant development. In this study, 16 SBP-box gene family members were identified in Ziziphus jujuba Mill. Dongzao (Dongzao), which were distributed over 8 chromosomes. They were classified into seven groups according to their phylogenetic relationships with other SBP-box gene families. Within each group, genes shared similar exon-intron structures and motif locations...
August 15, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806912/genome-wide-comparative-analysis-of-dna-methylation-between-soybean-cytoplasmic-male-sterile-line-njcms5a-and-its-maintainer-njcms5b
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Yanwei Li, Xianlong Ding, Xuan Wang, Tingting He, Hao Zhang, Longshu Yang, Tanliu Wang, Linfeng Chen, Junyi Gai, Shouping Yang
BACKGROUND: DNA methylation is an important epigenetic modification. It can regulate the expression of many key genes without changing the primary structure of the genomic DNA, and plays a vital role in the growth and development of the organism. The genome-wide DNA methylation profile of the cytoplasmic male sterile (CMS) line in soybean has not been reported so far. RESULTS: In this study, genome-wide comparative analysis of DNA methylation between soybean CMS line NJCMS5A and its maintainer NJCMS5B was conducted by whole-genome bisulfite sequencing...
August 10, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782017/generation-of-blue-chrysanthemums-by-anthocyanin-b-ring-hydroxylation-and-glucosylation-and-its-coloration-mechanism
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Naonobu Noda, Satoshi Yoshioka, Sanae Kishimoto, Masayoshi Nakayama, Mitsuru Douzono, Yoshikazu Tanaka, Ryutaro Aida
Various colored cultivars of ornamental flowers have been bred by hybridization and mutation breeding; however, the generation of blue flowers for major cut flower plants, such as roses, chrysanthemums, and carnations, has not been achieved by conventional breeding or genetic engineering. Most blue-hued flowers contain delphinidin-based anthocyanins; therefore, delphinidin-producing carnation, rose, and chrysanthemum flowers have been generated by overexpression of the gene encoding flavonoid 3',5'-hydroxylase (F3'5'H), the key enzyme for delphinidin biosynthesis...
July 2017: Science Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726096/identification-and-characterization-of-the-flower-meristem-identity-gene-mhylfy-in-mycoheterotrophic-plant-monotropa-hypopitys
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A V Shchennikova, O A Shulga, A V Beletsky, M A Filyushin, E Z Kochieva, N V Ravin, K G Skryabin
The gene encoding the transcription factor LEAFY was identified in the genome of the mycoheterotrophic plant, pinesap Monotropa hypopitys. In the transcriptomes of roots, bracts, and flowers of flowering pinesaps, the MhyLFY gene expression was absent. These data suggest the conservativeness of the LFY-dependent mechanism of flower meristem identity and flower formation in heterotrophic species with some differences associated to the specificity of development and the structure of such plants. The pinesap flowering under the control of the transcription factor MhyLFY may be initiated either in an embryonic inflorescence during spring dormancy release of adventitious root buds or in an inflorescence of a growing reproductive stem after photoperiodic induction...
May 2017: Doklady. Biochemistry and Biophysics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724905/flowering-time-in-banana-musa-spp-a-day-neutral-plant-is-controlled-by-at-least-three-flowering-locus-t-homologues
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Akhilesh K Chaurasia, Hemant B Patil, Bal Krishna, V R Subramaniam, Prafullachandra V Sane, Aniruddha P Sane
Banana is an important day neutral food crop with a long flowering/fruiting cycle that is affected by hot summers or cold winters in different places. Manipulating its life cycle requires an understanding of its flowering time machinery to bypass these stresses. Twelve FLOWERING LOCUS T (FT) and two TWIN SISTER OF FT (TSF) members were isolated from banana and their organization and expression pattern studied during development in two varieties that differ in flowering time namely Grand Nain (AAA genotype) and Hill banana (AAB genotype)...
July 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716424/molecular-cloning-of-an-ester-forming-triterpenoid-udp-glucose-28-o-glucosyltransferase-involved-in-saponin-biosynthesis-from-the-medicinal-plant-centella-asiatica
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Fernanda de Costa, Carla J S Barber, Yeon-Bok Kim, Darwin W Reed, Haixia Zhang, Arthur G Fett-Neto, Patrick S Covello
Triterpene saponins include bioactive compounds with structures consisting of triterpene aglycones (sapogenins) and one or more sugar moieties linked through acetal or ester glycosidic linkages at one or more sites. Centella asiatica (L.) Urban is a medicinal plant that contains bioactive ursane-type saponins, such as madecassoside and asiaticoside. In this work, glucosylation of triterpenoids in C. asiatica was investigated starting with plant extracts. An enzyme capable of glucosylating asiatic and madecassic acids was partially purified...
September 2017: Plant Science: An International Journal of Experimental Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615681/genome-wide-analysis-of-banana-mads-box-family-closely-related-to-fruit-development-and-ripening
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Juhua Liu, Jing Zhang, Jianbin Zhang, Hongxia Miao, Jingyi Wang, Pengzhao Gao, Wei Hu, Caihong Jia, Zhuo Wang, Biyu Xu, Zhiqiang Jin
Proteins encoded by MADS-box genes are important transcription factors involved in the regulation of flowering plant growth and development. Currently, no systematic information exists regarding the MADS-box family in the important tropical fruit banana. Ninety-six MADS-box genes were identified from the banana (Pahang) A genome. Phylogenetic analysis indicated that Musa acuminata MCM1-AGAMOUS- DEFICIENS-SRF (MaMADS) could be divided into MIKC(c), MIKC*, Mα/β and Mγ groups. MIKC(c) could be further divided into 11 subfamilies, which was further supported by conserved motif and gene structure analyses...
June 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
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