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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775863/superoxide-o-2-accumulation-contributes-to-symptomless-type-i-nonhost-resistance-of-plants-to-biotrophic-pathogens
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András Künstler, Renáta Bacsó, Réka Albert, Balázs Barna, Zoltán Király, Yaser Mohamed Hafez, József Fodor, Ildikó Schwarczinger, Lóránt Király
Nonhost resistance is the most common form of disease resistance exhibited by plants against most pathogenic microorganisms. Type I nonhost resistance is symptomless (i.e. no macroscopically visible cell/tissue death), implying an early halt of pathogen growth. The timing/speed of defences is much more rapid during type I nonhost resistance than during type II nonhost and host ("gene-for-gene") resistance associated with a hypersensitive response (localized necrosis, HR). However, the mechanism(s) underlying symptomless (type I) nonhost resistance is not entirely understood...
May 7, 2018: Plant Physiology and Biochemistry: PPB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775494/osa-mir164a-targets-osnac60-and-negatively-regulates-rice-immunity-against-the-blast-fungus-magnaporthe-oryzae
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Zhaoyun Wang, Yeqiang Xia, Siyuan Lin, Yanru Wang, Baohuan Guo, Xiaoning Song, Shaochen Ding, Liyu Zheng, Ruiying Feng, Shulin Chen, Yalin Bao, Cong Sheng, Xin Zhang, Jianguo Wu, Dongdong Niu, Hailing Jin, Hongwei Zhao
Exploring the regulatory mechanism played by endogenous rice miRNAs in defense responses against the blast disease is of great significance in both resistant variety breeding and disease control management. We identified rice defense-related miRNAs by comparing rice miRNA expression patterns before and after Magnaporthe oryzae strain Guy11 infection. We discovered that osa-miR164a expression reduced upon Guy11 infection at both early and late stages, which was perfectly associated with the induced expression of its target gene, OsNAC60...
May 18, 2018: Plant Journal: for Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774944/can-traits-predict-individual-growth-performance-a-test-in-a-hyperdiverse-tropical-forest
#3
Lourens Poorter, Carolina V Castilho, Juliana Schietti, Rafael S Oliveira, Flávia R C Costa
The functional trait approach has, as a central tenet, that plant traits are functional and shape individual performance, but this has rarely been tested in the field. Here, we tested the individual-based trait approach in a hyperdiverse Amazonian tropical rainforest and evaluated intraspecific variation in trait values, plant strategies at the individual level, and whether traits are functional and predict individual performance. We evaluated > 1300 tree saplings belonging to > 383 species, measured 25 traits related to growth and defense, and evaluated the effects of environmental conditions, plant size, and traits on stem growth...
May 18, 2018: New Phytologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774513/coordinated-effects-of-lead-toxicity-and-nutrient-deprivation-on-growth-oxidative-status-and-elemental-composition-of-primed-and-non-primed-rice-seedlings
#4
Fahad Khan, Saddam Hussain, Mohsin Tanveer, Sehrish Khan, Hafiz Athar Hussain, Biland Iqbal, Mingjian Geng
Rice crop is highly susceptible to the toxic levels of lead (Pb) during early growth stages. Moreover, a sufficient availability of mineral nutrients is critical for survival of plants particularly under stressful conditions. An experiment was carried out to unravel the coordinated effects of Pb stress (1-mM PbCl2 ) and different nutrient treatments (sufficient nutrient supply, nitrogen (N) deprivation, phosphorus (P) deprivation, and potassium (K) deprivation) on morphological growth, reactive oxygen species (ROS), antioxidants, and nutrient status in primed and non-primed rice seedlings...
May 17, 2018: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774043/integration-of-the-pokeweed-mirna-and-mrna-transcriptomes-reveals-targeting-of-jasmonic-acid-responsive-genes
#5
Kira C M Neller, Alexander Klenov, Juan C Guzman, Katalin A Hudak
The American pokeweed plant, Phytolacca americana , displays broad-spectrum resistance to plant viruses and is a heavy metal hyperaccumulator. However, little is known about the regulation of biotic and abiotic stress responses in this non-model plant. To investigate the control of miRNAs in gene expression, we sequenced the small RNA transcriptome of pokeweed treated with jasmonic acid (JA), a hormone that mediates pathogen defense and stress tolerance. We predicted 145 miRNAs responsive to JA, most of which were unique to pokeweed...
2018: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773844/identification-of-differentially-accumulated-proteins-involved-in-regulating-independent-and-combined-osmosis-and-cadmium-stress-response-in-brachypodium-seedling-roots
#6
Ziyan Chen, Dong Zhu, Jisu Wu, Zhiwei Cheng, Xing Yan, Xiong Deng, Yueming Yan
In this study, we aimed to identify differentially accumulated proteins (DAPs) involved in PEG mock osmotic stress, cadmium (Cd2+ ) stress, and their combined stress responses in Brachypodium distachyon seedling roots. The results showed that combined PEG and Cd2+ stresses had more significant effects on Brachypodium seedling root growth, physiological traits, and ultrastructures when compared with each individual stress. Totally, 106 DAPs were identified that are responsive to individual and combined stresses in roots...
May 17, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773833/transcriptome-and-mirna-analyses-of-the-response-to-corynespora-cassiicola-in-cucumber
#7
Xiangyu Wang, Di Zhang, Na Cui, Yang Yu, Guangchao Yu, Haiyan Fan
Cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.) target leaf spot (TLS), which is caused by the fungus Corynespora cassiicola (C. cassiicola), seriously endangers the production of cucumber. In this assay, we performed comprehensive sequencing of the transcriptome and microRNAs (miRNAs) of a resistant cucumber (Jinyou 38) during C. cassiicola inoculation using the Illumina NextSeq 500 platform. The possible genes related to the response to C. cassiicola were associated with plant hormones, transcription factors, primary metabolism, Ca2+ signaling pathways, secondary metabolism and defense genes...
May 17, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773800/x-ray-structure-of-a-carpet-like-antimicrobial-defensin-phospholipid-membrane-disruption-complex
#8
Michael Järvå, Fung T Lay, Thanh Kha Phan, Cassandra Humble, Ivan K H Poon, Mark R Bleackley, Marilyn A Anderson, Mark D Hulett, Marc Kvansakul
Defensins are cationic antimicrobial peptides expressed throughout the plant and animal kingdoms as a first line of defense against pathogens. Membrane targeting and disruption is a crucial function of many defensins, however the precise mechanism remains unclear. Certain plant defensins form dimers that specifically bind the membrane phospholipids phosphatidic acid (PA) and phosphatidylinositol 4,5-bisphosphate, thereby triggering the assembly of defensin-lipid oligomers that permeabilize cell membranes. To understand this permeabilization mechanism, here we determine the crystal structure of the plant defensin NaD1 bound to PA...
May 17, 2018: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770864/agrobacterium-mediated-transformation-of-yeast-and-fungi
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Paul J J Hooykaas, G Paul H van Heusden, Xiaolei Niu, M Reza Roushan, Jalal Soltani, Xiaorong Zhang, Bert J van der Zaal
Two decades ago, it was discovered that the well-known plant vector Agrobacterium tumefaciens can also transform yeasts and fungi when these microorganisms are co-cultivated on a solid substrate in the presence of a phenolic inducer such as acetosyringone. It is important that the medium has a low pH (5-6) and that the temperature is kept at room temperature (20-25 °C) during co-cultivation. Nowadays, Agrobacterium-mediated transformation (AMT) is the method of choice for the transformation of many fungal species; as the method is simple, the transformation efficiencies are much higher than with other methods, and AMT leads to single-copy integration much more frequently than do other methods...
May 17, 2018: Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770489/melatonin-induction-and-its-role-in-high-light-stress-tolerance-in-arabidopsis-thaliana
#10
Hyoung Yool Lee, Kyoungwhan Back
In plants, melatonin is a potent bioactive molecule involved in the response against various biotic and abiotic stresses. However, little is known of its defensive role against high light (HL) stress. In this study, we found that melatonin was transiently induced in response to HL stress in Arabidopsis thaliana with a simultaneous increase in the expression of melatonin biosynthetic genes, including serotonin N-acetyltransferase1 (SNAT1). Transient induction of melatonin was also observed in the flu mutant, a singlet oxygen (1 O2 )-producing mutant, upon light exposure, suggestive of melatonin induction by chloroplastidic 1 O2 against HL stress...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Pineal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768904/comparative-analysis-of-physiological-impact-of-%C3%AE-fe%C3%A2-o%C3%A2-nanoparticles-on-dicotyledon-and-monocotyledon
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Jing Hu, Chan Wu, Hongxuan Ren, Yunqiang Wang, Junli Li, Jin Huang
Currently, the impact of nanoparticles (NPs) on plants is a provocative and promising field. As well-known, dicotyledon and monocotyledon show significant differences in the structural features of the roots and iron absorption mechanisms, and hence it is very meaningful to carry out the comparative study on the diverse impact of NPs on the physiological behaviors of monocotyledon and dicotyledon. In this study, two typical monocotyledon and dicotyledon crops, watermelon (Citrullus lanatus) and maize (Zea mays L...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768484/herbivory-responsive-calmodulin-like-protein-cml9-does-not-guide-jasmonate-mediated-defenses-in-arabidopsis-thaliana
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Monika Heyer, Sandra S Scholz, Dagmar Voigt, Michael Reichelt, Didier Aldon, Ralf Oelmüller, Wilhelm Boland, Axel Mithöfer
Calcium is an important second messenger in plants that is released into the cytosol early after recognition of various environmental stimuli. Decoding of such calcium signals by calcium sensors is the key for the plant to react appropriately to each stimulus. Several members of Calmodulin-like proteins (CMLs) act as calcium sensors and some are known to mediate both abiotic and biotic stress responses. Here, we study the role of the Arabidopsis thaliana CML9 in different stress responses. CML9 was reported earlier as defense regulator against Pseudomonas syringae...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767552/ravl1-activates-brassinosteroids-and-ethylene-signaling-to-modulate-response-to-sheath-blight-disease-in-rice
#13
De Peng Yuan, Chong Zhang, Zi Yuan Wang, Li Tian Ya, Xiao Feng Zhu, Yuan Hu Xuan
Rhizoctonia solani causes sheath blight disease in rice; however, the defense mechanism of rice plants against R. solani remains elusive. To analyze the roles of brassinosteroid (BR) and ethylene signaling on rice defense to R. solani, wild-type (WT) rice and several mutants and over-expressing (OX) lines were inoculated with R. solani. Mutants d61-1 and d2 were less susceptible to sheath blight disease, bri1-D was more susceptible, and ravl1 and d61-1/EIL1 Ri5 were similarly susceptible compared to WT. The double mutant ravl1/d61-1 was phenotypically similar to the ravl1 mutant...
May 16, 2018: Phytopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767548/disruption-of-chloroplast-function-through-downregulation-of-phytoene-desaturase-enhances-the-systemic-accumulation-of-an-aphid-borne-phloem-restricted-virus
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Stacy L DeBlasio, Ana Rita Rebelo, Katherine Parks, Stewart Gray, Michelle Cilia
Chloroplasts play a central role in pathogen defense in plants. However, the majority of studies explaining the relationship between pathogens and chloroplasts have focused on pathogens that infect mesophyll cells. In contrast, the family Luteoviridae comprises RNA viruses that replicate and traffic exclusively in the phloem. Recently, our lab has shown that Potato leafroll virus (PLRV), the type species in the genus Polerovirus, forms an extensive interaction network with chloroplast-localized proteins, which is partially dependent on the PLRV capsid readthrough domain (RTD)...
May 16, 2018: Molecular Plant-microbe Interactions: MPMI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767342/characterization-of-xanthine-dehydrogenase-and-aldehyde-oxidase-of-marsupenaeus-japonicus-and-their-response-to-microbial-pathogen
#15
Yo Okamura, Mari Inada, Gehad Elsaid Elshopakey, Toshiaki Itami
Reactive oxygen species (ROS) play key roles in many physiological processes. In particular, the sterilization mechanism of bacteria using ROS in macrophages is a very important function for biological defense. Xanthine dehydrogenase (XDH) and aldehyde oxidase (AOX), members of the molybdo-flavoenzyme subfamily, are known to generate ROS. Although these enzymes occur in many vertebrates, some insects, and plants, little research has been conducted on XDHs and AOXs in crustaceans. Here, we cloned the entire cDNA sequences of XDH (MjXDH: 4328 bp) and AOX (MjAOX: 4425 bp) from Marsupenaeus japonicus (kuruma shrimp) using reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) and random amplification of cDNA ends (RACE)...
May 16, 2018: Molecular Biology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766569/differential-roles-of-melatonin-in-plant-host-resistance-and-pathogen-suppression-in-cucurbits
#16
Mihir Kumar Mandal, Haktan Suren, Brian Ward, Arezue Boroujerdi, Chandrasekar Kousik
Since the 1950s, research on the animal neurohormone melatonin, has focused on its multi-regulatory effect on patients suffering from insomnia, cancer, and Alzheimer's. In plants, melatonin plays major role in plant growth and development, and is inducible in response to diverse biotic and abiotic stresses. However, studies on the direct role of melatonin in disease suppression and as a signaling molecule in host-pathogen defense mechanism are lacking. This study provides insight on the predicted biosynthetic pathway of melatonin in watermelon (Citrullus lanatus) and how application of melatonin, an environmental-friendly immune inducer, can boost plant immunity and suppress pathogen growth where fungicide resistance and lack of genetic resistance are major problems...
May 15, 2018: Journal of Pineal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765357/the-wisdom-of-honeybee-defenses-against-environmental-stresses
#17
REVIEW
Guilin Li, Hang Zhao, Zhenguo Liu, Hongfang Wang, Baohua Xu, Xingqi Guo
As one of the predominant pollinator, honeybees provide important ecosystem service to crops and wild plants, and generate great economic benefit for humans. Unfortunately, there is clear evidence of recent catastrophic honeybee colony failure in some areas, resulting in markedly negative environmental and economic effects. It has been demonstrated that various environmental stresses, including both abiotic and biotic stresses, functioning singly or synergistically, are the potential drivers of colony collapse...
2018: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764659/mechanisms-of-aphid-adaptation-to-host-plant-resistance
#18
REVIEW
Ashley D Yates, Andy Michel
Host-plant resistant (HPR) crops can play a major role in preventing insect damage, but their durability is limited due to insect adaptation. Research in basal plant resistance provides a framework to investigate adaptation against HPR. Resistance and adaptation are predicted to follow the gene-for-gene and zigzag models of plant defense. These models also highlight the importance of insect effectors, which are small molecules that modulate host plant defense signaling. We highlight research in insect adaptation to plant resistance, and then draw parallels to virulence adaptation...
April 2018: Current Opinion in Insect Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764367/papain-like-and-legumain-like-proteases-in-rice-genome-wide-identification-comprehensive-gene-feature-characterization-and-expression-analysis
#19
Wei Wang, Xue-Mei Zhou, Han-Xian Xiong, Wan-Ying Mao, Peng Zhao, Meng-Xiang Sun
BACKGROUND: Papain-like and legumain-like proteases are proteolytic enzymes which play key roles in plant development, senescence and defense. The activities of proteases in both families could be inhibited by a group of small proteins called cystatin. Cystatin family genes have been well characterized both in tobacco and rice, suggesting their potential roles in seed development. However, their potential targets, papain-like and legumain-like proteases, have not been well characterized in plants, especially in rice, a model plant for cereal biology...
May 15, 2018: BMC Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762698/the-role-of-plant-abiotic-factors-on-the-interactions-between-cnaphalocrocis-medinalis-lepidoptera-crambidae-and-its-host-plant
#20
Kun-Yu Tu, Shin-Fu Tsai, Tzu-Wei Guo, Hou-Ho Lin, Zhi-Wei Yang, Chung-Ta Liao, Wen-Po Chuang
Atmospheric temperature increases along with increasing atmospheric CO2 concentration. This is a major concern for agroecosystems. Although the impact of an elevated temperature or increased CO2 has been widely reported, there are few studies investigating the combined effect of these two environmental factors on plant-insect interactions. In this study, plant responses (phenological traits, defensive enzyme activity, secondary compounds, defense-related gene expression and phytohormone) of Cnaphalocrocis medinalis (Guenée) (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) -susceptible and resistant rice under various conditions (environment, soil type, variety, C...
May 12, 2018: Environmental Entomology
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