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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749031/unraveling-proximate-cues-of-mass-flowering-in-the-tropical-forests-of-southeast-asia-from-gene-expression-analyses
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Suat Hui Yeoh, Akiko Satake, Shinya Numata, Tomoaki Ichie, Soon Leong Lee, Norlia Basherudin, Norwati Muhammad, Toshiaki Kondo, Tatsuya Otani, Mazlan Hashim, Naoki Tani
Elucidating the physiological mechanisms of the irregular yet concerted flowering rhythm of mass flowering tree species in the tropics requires long term monitoring of flowering phenology, exogenous and endogenous environmental factors, as well as identifying interactions and dependencies among these factors. To investigate the proximate factors for floral initiation of mast seeding trees in the tropics, we monitored the expression dynamics of two key flowering genes, meteorological conditions and endogenous resources over two flowering events of Shorea curtisii and Shorea leprosula in the Malay Peninsula...
July 27, 2017: Molecular Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748187/de-novo-assembly-and-characterization-of-cajanus-scarabaeoides-l-thouars-transcriptome-by-paired-end-sequencing
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Deepti Nigam, Swati Saxena, G Ramakrishna, Archana Singh, N K Singh, Kishor Gaikwad
Pigeonpea [Cajanus cajan (L.) Millsp.] is a heat and drought resilient legume crop grown mostly in Asia and Africa. Pigeonpea is affected by various biotic (diseases and insect pests) and abiotic stresses (salinity and water logging) which limit the yield potential of this crop. However, resistance to all these constraints is not readily available in the cultivated genotypes and some of the wild relatives have been found to withstand these resistances. Thus, the utilization of crop wild relatives (CWR) in pigeonpea breeding has been effective in conferring resistance, quality and breeding efficiency traits to this crop...
2017: Frontiers in Molecular Biosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747719/multi-year-predictability-of-climate-drought-and-wildfire-in-southwestern-north-america
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Yoshimitsu Chikamoto, Axel Timmermann, Matthew J Widlansky, Magdalena A Balmaseda, Lowell Stott
Past severe droughts over North America have led to massive water shortages and increases in wildfire frequency. Triggering sources for multi-year droughts in this region include randomly occurring atmospheric blocking patterns, ocean impacts on atmospheric circulation, and climate's response to anthropogenic radiative forcings. A combination of these sources translates into a difficulty to predict the onset and length of such droughts on multi-year timescales. Here we present results from a new multi-year dynamical prediction system that exhibits a high degree of skill in forecasting wildfire probabilities and drought for 10-23 and 10-45 months lead time, which extends far beyond the current seasonal prediction activities for southwestern North America...
July 26, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747711/a-systems-approach-to-a-spatio-temporal-understanding-of-the-drought-stress-response-in-maize
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Zhenyan Miao, Zhaoxue Han, Ting Zhang, Siyuan Chen, Chuang Ma
Crops are often subjected to periods of drought stress during their life cycle. However, how stress response mechanisms contribute to the crosstalk between stress signaling pathways and developmental signaling pathways is still unknown. We built a gene co-expression network from a spatio-temporal transcriptomic map of the drought stress response in maize (Zea mays), profiled from three tissues and four developmental stages and characterized hub genes associated with duplication events, selection, and regulatory networks...
July 26, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747704/comprehensive-molecular-analysis-of-arginase-encoding-genes-in-common-wheat-and-its-progenitor-species
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Maoyun She, Jing Wang, Xinmin Wang, Guixiang Yin, Ke Wang, Lipu Du, Xingguo Ye
Arginase (ARG) contributes to nitrogen remobilization by conversion of arginine to ornithine and urea. However, wheat ARG genes have not yet been identified. Here we isolated and characterized ARG genes from wheat and its progenitor species and found that a single copy was present in wheat progenitors. Three common wheat ARG genes of TaARG-2AS, TaARG-2BS, and TaARG-2DS were experimentally assigned to the short arms of the group 2 chromosomes. We found an in-frame stop codon in TaARG-2AS, but not in the other two genes...
July 26, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746755/interaction-network-of-aba-receptors-in-grey-poplar
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Michael Papacek, Alexander Christmann, Erwin Grill
The plant hormone abscisic acid (ABA) is a key player in responses to abiotic stress. ABA regulates a plant's water status and mediates drought tolerance by controlling stomatal gas exchange, water conductance, and differential gene expression. ABA is recognized and bound by the Regulatory Component of ABA Receptors (RCARs)/PYR1/PYL (Pyrabactin Resistance 1/PYR1-like). Ligand binding stabilizes the interaction of RCARs with type 2C protein phosphatases (PP2C), which are ABA co-receptors. While the core pathway of ABA signalling has been elucidated, the large number of different ABA receptors and co-receptors within a plant species generates a complexity of heteromeric receptor complexes that has not functionally been resolved in any plant species to date...
July 26, 2017: Plant Journal: for Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746734/spatial-evaluation-of-indonesia-s-2015-fire-affected-area-and-estimated-carbon-emissions-using-sentinel-1
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Sandra Lohberger, Matthias Stängel, Elizabeth C Atwood, Florian Siegert
Fires raged once again across Indonesia in the latter half of 2015, creating a state of emergency due to poisonous smoke and haze across Southeast Asia as well as incurring great financial costs to the government. A strong El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) led to drought in many parts of Indonesia, resulting in elevated fire occurrence comparable with the previous catastrophic event in 1997/98. Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) data promise to provide improved detection of land use and land cover changes in the tropics as compared to methodologies dependent upon cloud and haze free images...
July 26, 2017: Global Change Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743038/physiological-vascular-and-nanomechanical-assessment-of-hybrid-poplar-leaf-traits-in-micropropagated-plants-and-plants-propagated-from-root-cuttings-a-contribution-to-breeding-programs
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Jaroslav Ďurkovič, Hana Husárová, Lucia Javoříková, Ingrid Čaňová, Miriama Šuleková, Monika Kardošová, Ivan Lukáčik, Miroslava Mamoňová, Rastislav Lagaňa
Micropropagated plants experience significant stress from rapid water loss when they are transferred from an in vitro culture to either greenhouse or field conditions. This is caused both by inefficient stomatal control of transpiration and the change to a higher light intensity and lower humidity. Understanding the physiological, vascular and biomechanical processes that allow micropropagated plants to modify their phenotype in response to environmental conditions can help to improve both field performance and plant survival...
July 13, 2017: Plant Physiology and Biochemistry: PPB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743037/exogenous-applications-of-polyamines-modulate-drought-responses-in-wheat-through-osmolytes-accumulation-increasing-free-polyamine-levels-and-regulation-of-polyamine-biosynthetic-genes
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Heba Talat Ebeed, Nemat Mohamed Hassan, Alshafei Mohammed Aljarani
Polyamines (PAs) can improve drought stress tolerance in plants; however, very limited information is available on the mechanism of action of exogenous application by different methods under drought stress in wheat. The present study investigates the mechanism through which seed priming and foliar spraying with PAs protect wheat plants from drought stress. 10 days old wheat seedlings were exposed to drought stress by withholding water alone or with 100 μM PAs solutions (putrescine, Put; spermine, Spm; and mixture of Put and Spm for 10 h seed-priming or three foliar sprays during withholding water...
July 15, 2017: Plant Physiology and Biochemistry: PPB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742940/functional-analysis-of-the-pepper-protein-phosphatase-caaipp1-and-its-interacting-partner-caairf1-modulation-of-aba-signaling-and-the-drought-stress-response
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Woonhee Baek, Chae Woo Lim, Sung Chul Lee
Plant adaptive responses to abiotic stress are coordinated by restriction of plant growth and development. The plant hormone abscisic acid (ABA) is the key regulator of the response to abiotic stress, and its sensitivity determines abiotic stress tolerance levels. We previously showed that the E3 ubiquitin ligase CaAIRF1 functions as a positive regulator of ABA and drought stress via modulation of transcription and stability of the type 2C protein phosphatase CaADIP1. Here, we report the identification and functional analysis of a novel type 2C phosphatase, CaAIPP1 (Capsicum annuum CaAIRF1 Interacting Protein Phosphatase 1)...
July 25, 2017: Plant, Cell & Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742868/combining-ability-of-highland-tropic-adapted-potato-for-tuber-yield-and-yield-components-under-drought
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Betaw Hirut, Hussein Shimelis, Mengistu Fentahun, Merideth Bonierbale, Manuel Gastelo, Asrat Asfaw
Recurrent drought and late blight disease are the major factors limiting potato productivity in the northwest Ethiopian highlands. Incorporating drought tolerance and late blight resistance in the same genotypes will enable the development of cultivars with high and stable yield potential under erratic rainfall conditions. The objectives of this study were to assess combining ability effects and gene action for tuber yield and traits related to drought tolerance in the International Potato Centre's (CIP's) advanced clones from the late blight resistant breeding population B group 'B3C2' and to identify promising parents and families for cultivar development...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742848/indicators-to-measure-risk-of-disaster-associated-with-drought-implications-for-the-health-sector
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Aderita Sena, Kristie L Ebi, Carlos Freitas, Carlos Corvalan, Christovam Barcellos
INTRODUCTION: Brazil has a large semiarid region, which covers part of 9 states, over 20% of the 5565 municipalities in the country and at 22.5 million persons, 12% of the country's population. This region experiences recurrent and extended droughts and is characterized by low economic development, scarcity of natural resources including water, and difficult agricultural and livestock production. Local governments and communities need easily obtainable tools to aid their decision making process in managing risks associated with drought...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742823/genome-wide-identification-and-analysis-of-the-mads-box-gene-family-in-bread-wheat-triticum-aestivum-l
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Jian Ma, Yujie Yang, Wei Luo, Congcong Yang, Puyang Ding, Yaxi Liu, Linyi Qiao, Zhijian Chang, Hongwei Geng, Penghao Wang, Qiantao Jiang, Jirui Wang, Guoyue Chen, Yuming Wei, Youliang Zheng, Xiujin Lan
The MADS-box genes encode transcription factors with key roles in plant growth and development. A comprehensive analysis of the MADS-box gene family in bread wheat (Triticum aestivum) has not yet been conducted, and our understanding of their roles in stress is rather limited. Here, we report the identification and characterization of the MADS-box gene family in wheat. A total of 180 MADS-box genes classified as 32 Mα, 5 Mγ, 5 Mδ, and 138 MIKC types were identified. Evolutionary analysis of the orthologs among T...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740502/the-amp-activated-protein-kinase-kin10-is-involved-in-the-regulation-of-autophagy-in-arabidopsis
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Liang Chen, Ze-Zhuo Su, Li Huang, Fan-Nv Xia, Hua Qi, Li-Juan Xie, Shi Xiao, Qin-Fang Chen
Autophagy is a highly conserved system in eukaryotes for the bulk degradation and recycling of intracellular components. Autophagy is involved in many physiological processes including development, senescence, and responses to abiotic and biotic stress. The adenosine 5'-monophosphate (AMP)-activated protein kinase AMPK positively regulates autophagy in mammals; however, the potential function of AMPK in plant autophagy remains largely unknown. Here, we identified KIN10, a plant ortholog of the mammalian AMPK, as a positive regulator of plant autophagy and showed that it acts by affecting the phosphorylation of ATG1 (AUTOPHAGY-RELATED GENE 1) proteins in Arabidopsis...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740168/compounding-impacts-of-human-induced-water-stress-and-climate-change-on-water-availability
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Ali Mehran, Amir AghaKouchak, Navid Nakhjiri, Michael J Stewardson, Murray C Peel, Thomas J Phillips, Yoshihide Wada, Jakin K Ravalico
The terrestrial phase of the water cycle can be seriously impacted by water management and human water use behavior (e.g., reservoir operation, and irrigation withdrawals). Here we outline a method for assessing water availability in a changing climate, while explicitly considering anthropogenic water demand scenarios and water supply infrastructure designed to cope with climatic extremes. The framework brings a top-down and bottom-up approach to provide localized water assessment based on local water supply infrastructure and projected water demands...
July 24, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737000/chemoprofile-and-functional-diversity-of-fungal-and-bacterial-endophytes-and-role-of-ecofactors-a-review
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Aiyatullah Shah, Qazi Parvaiz Hassan, Saleem Mushtaq, Aabid Manzoor Shah, Aehtesham Hussain
Endophytes represent a hidden world within plants. Almost all plants that are studied harbor one or more endophytes, which help their host to survive against pathogens and changing adverse environmental conditions. Fungal and bacterial endophytes with distinct ecological niches show important biological activities and ecological functions. Their unique physiological and biochemical characteristics lead to the production of niche specific secondary metabolites that may have pharmacological potential. Identification of specific secondary metabolites in adverse environment can also help us in understanding mechanisms of host tolerance against stress condition such as biological invasions, salt, drought, temperature...
July 24, 2017: Journal of Basic Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736847/reproductive-plasticity-and-landscape-heterogeneity-benefit-a-ground-nesting-bird-in-a-fire-prone-ecosystem
#17
J Matthew Carroll, Torre J Hovick, Craig A Davis, R Dwayne Elmore, Samuel D Fuhlendorf
Disturbance is critical for the conservation of rangeland ecosystems worldwide and many of these systems are fire dependent. Although it is well established that restoring fire as an ecological process can lead to increased biodiversity in grasslands and shrublands, the underlying mechanisms driving community patterns are poorly understood for fauna in fire-prone landscapes. Much of this uncertainty stems from the paucity of studies that examine the effects of fire at scales relevant to organism life histories...
July 24, 2017: Ecological Applications: a Publication of the Ecological Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736568/bdcipk31-a-calcineurin-b-like-protein-interacting-protein-kinase-regulates-plant-response-to-drought-and-salt-stress
#18
Qingchen Luo, Qiuhui Wei, Ruibin Wang, Yang Zhang, Fan Zhang, Yuan He, Shiyi Zhou, Jialu Feng, Guangxiao Yang, Guangyuan He
Calcineurin B-like protein interacting protein kinases (CIPKs) are vital elements in plant abiotic stress signaling pathways. However, the functional mechanism of CIPKs has not been understood clearly, especially in Brachypodium distachyon, a new monocot model plant. In this study, BdCIPK31, a CIPK gene from B. distachyon was characterized. BdCIPK31 was downregulated by polyethylene glycol, NaCl, H2O2, and abscisic acid (ABA) treatments. Transgenic tobacco plants overexpressing BdCIPK31 presented improved drought and salt tolerance, and displayed hypersensitive response to exogenous ABA...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735410/rhizosphere-sampling-protocols-for-microbiome-16s-18s-its-rrna-library-preparation-and-enrichment-for-the-isolation-of-drought-tolerance-promoting-microbes
#19
Venkatachalam Lakshmanan, Prasun Ray, Kelly D Craven
Natural plant microbiomes are abundant and have a remarkably robust composition, both as epiphytes on the plant surface and as endophytes within plant tissues. Microbes in the former "habitat" face limited nutrients and harsh environmental conditions, while those in the latter likely lead a more sheltered existence. The most populous and diverse of these microbiomes are associated with the zone around the plant roots, commonly referred to as the rhizosphere. A majority of recent studies characterize these plant-associated microbiomes by community profiling of bacteria and fungi, using amplicon-based marker genes and next-generation sequencing (NGS)...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735408/rapid-quantification-of-abscisic-acid-by-gc-ms-ms-for-studies-of-abiotic-stress-response
#20
Paul E Verslues
Drought and low water potential induce large increases in Abscisic Acid (ABA ) content of plant tissue. This increased ABA content is essential to regulate downstream stress resistance responses; however, the mechanisms regulating ABA accumulation are incompletely known. Thus, the ability to accurately quantify ABA at high throughput and low cost is important for plant stress research. We have combined and modified several previously published protocols to establish a rapid ABA analysis protocol using gas chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (GC-MS/MS)...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
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