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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088021/sanguinarine-induced-oxidative-stress-and-apoptosis-like-programmed-cell-death-al-pcd-in-root-meristem-cells-of-allium-cepa
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Aneta Żabka, Konrad Winnicki, Justyna Teresa Polit, Janusz Maszewski
A vast number of studies on plant cell systems clearly indicate that various biotic and abiotic stresses give rise to the uncontrolled increase in the level of reactive oxygen species (ROS). Excess concentrations of ROS result in damage to proteins, lipids, carbohydrates, and DNA, which may lead, in consequence, to the apoptotic cell death. The current study investigates the effects of sanguinarine (SAN), a natural alkaloid derived from the roots of Sanguinaria canadensis, on root apical meristem cells of Allium cepa...
January 4, 2017: Plant Physiology and Biochemistry: PPB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087930/fungal-ecology-principles-and-mechanisms-of-colonization-and-competition-by-saprotrophic-fungi
#2
Lynne Boddy, Jennifer Hiscox
Decomposer fungi continually deplete the organic resources they inhabit, so successful colonization of new resources is a crucial part of their ecology. Colonization success can be split into (i) the ability to arrive at, gain entry into, and establish within a resource and (ii) the ability to persist within the resource until reproduction and dissemination. Fungi vary in their life history strategies, the three main drivers of which are stress (S-selected), disturbance (ruderal, or R-selected), and incidence of competitors (C-selected); however, fungi often have combinations of characteristics from different strategies...
December 2016: Microbiology Spectrum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081489/protective-effect-of-chitosan-on-photosynthesis-and-antioxidative-defense-system-in-edible-rape-brassica-rapa-l-in-the-presence-of-cadmium
#3
Haiying Zong, Song Liu, Ronge Xing, Xiaolin Chen, Pengcheng Li
Chitosan (CTS) induces plant tolerance against several abiotic stresses, including salinity and drought exposure. However, the role of CTS in cadmium (Cd)-induced stress amelioration is largely unknown. In the present study, a hydroponic pot experiment was conducted to study the roles of CTS with different molecular weight (Mw) (10kDa,5kDa and 1kDa) in alleviating Cd toxicity in edible rape (Brassica rapa L .). The results showed that Cd stress significantly decreased plant growth, leaf chlorophyll contents and increased the malondialdehyde (MDA) level in rape leaves...
January 9, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081268/the-rice-dynamin-related-protein-osdrp1e-negatively-regulates-programmed-cell-death-by-controlling-the-release-of-cytochrome-c-from-mitochondria
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Zhiqiang Li, Bo Ding, Xueping Zhou, Guo-Liang Wang
Programmed cell death (PCD) mediated by mitochondrial processes has emerged as an important mechanism for plant development and responses to abiotic and biotic stress. However, the role of translocation of cytochrome c from the mitochondria to the cytosol during PCD remains unclear. Here, we demonstrate that the rice dynamin-related protein 1E (OsDRP1E) negatively regulates PCD by controlling mitochondrial structure and cytochrome c release. We used a map-based cloning strategy to isolate OsDRP1E from the lesion mimic mutant dj-lm and confirmed that the E409V mutation in OsDRP1E causes spontaneous cell death in rice...
January 12, 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079940/reproductive-modification-in-forest-plantations-impacts-on-biodiversity-and-society
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Steven H Strauss, Kristin N Jones, Haiwei Lu, Joshua D Petit, Amy L Klocko, Matthew G Betts, Berry J Brosi, Robert J Fletcher, Mark D Needham
1000 I. 1000 II. 1001 III. 1014 IV. 1015 V. 1016 1016 References 1016 SUMMARY: Genetic engineering (GE) can be used to improve forest plantation productivity and tolerance of biotic and abiotic stresses. However, gene flow from GE forest plantations is a large source of ecological, social and legal controversy. The use of genetic technologies to mitigate or prevent gene flow has been discussed widely and should be technically feasible in a variety of plantation taxa. However, potential ecological effects of such modifications, and their social acceptability, are not well understood...
February 2017: New Phytologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078521/exogenously-applied-poly-%C3%AE-glutamic-acid-alleviates-salt-stress-in-wheat-seedlings-by-modulating-ion-balance-and-the-antioxidant-system
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Zhengfei Guo, Na Yang, Changhua Zhu, Lijun Gan
Salt stress is a main abiotic stress that limits agricultural productivity in many parts of the world. To investigate whether poly-γ-glutamic acid (γ-PGA) can alleviate the negative effects of salt stress on wheat, a foliar application of 400 mg/L γ-PGA was applied to wheat seedlings, which were then subjected to 150 mM NaCl. Our results showed that after application of γ-PGA, the plant height, the plant weight, and the antioxidant enzymes including superoxide dismutase, peroxidase, and catalase were significantly increased compared with the treatment of 150 mM NaCl alone...
January 11, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077082/the-arabidopsis-paralogs-pub46-and-pub48-encoding-u-box-e3-ubiquitin-ligases-are-essential-for-plant-response-to-drought-stress
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Guy Adler, Zvia Konrad, Lyad Zamir, Amit Kumar Mishra, Dina Raveh, Dudy Bar-Zvi
BACKGROUND: Plants respond to abiotic stress on physiological, biochemical and molecular levels. This includes a global change in their cellular proteome achieved by changes in the pattern of their protein synthesis and degradation. The ubiquitin-proteasome system (UPS) is a key player in protein degradation in eukaryotes. Proteins are marked for degradation by the proteasome by coupling short chains of ubiquitin polypeptides in a three-step pathway. The last and regulatory stage is catalyzed by a member of a large family of substrate-specific ubiquitin ligases...
January 11, 2017: BMC Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074922/soybean-cyclophilin-gmcyp1-interacts-with-an-isoflavonoid-regulator-gmmyb176
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Hemanta Raj Mainali, Arun Kumaran Anguraj Vadivel, Xuyan Li, Mark Gijzen, Sangeeta Dhaubhadel
Cyclophilins (CYPs) belong to the immunophilin superfamily with peptidyl-prolyl cis-trans isomerase (PPIase) activity. They catalyze the interconversion of the cis- and trans-rotamers of the peptidyl-prolyl amide bond of peptides. A yeast-two-hybrid screening using the isoflavonoid regulator GmMYB176 as bait identified GmCYP1 as one of the interacting proteins in soybean embryos. GmCYP1 localizes both in the nucleus and cytoplasm, and interacts in planta with GmMYB176, in the nucleus, and with SGF14l (a soybean 14-3-3 protein) in the nucleus and the cytoplasm...
January 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074873/the-nac-type-transcription-factor-osnac2-regulates-aba-dependent-genes-and-abiotic-stress-tolerance-in-rice
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Jiabin Shen, Bo Lv, Liqiong Luo, Jianmei He, Chanjuan Mao, Dandan Xi, Feng Ming
Plants can perceive environmental changes and respond to external stressors. Here, we show that OsNAC2, a member of the NAC transcription factor family, was strongly induced by ABA and osmotic stressors such as drought and high salt. With reduced yields under drought conditions at the flowering stage, OsNAC2 overexpression lines had lower resistance to high salt and drought conditions. RNAi plants showed enhanced tolerance to high salinity and drought stress at both the vegetative and flowering stages. Furthermore, RNAi plants had improved yields after drought stress...
January 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073505/characterization-of-akinetes-from-cyanobacterial-strains-and-lake-sediment-a-study-of-their-resistance-and-toxic-potential
#10
Benjamin Legrand, Amélie Lamarque, Marion Sabart, Delphine Latour
Nostocalean cyanobacteria are known to proliferate abundantly in eutrophic aquatic ecosystems, and to produce several cyanotoxins, including anatoxin-a. In this study, we investigated both the resistance and toxic potential of the akinetes (resistant cells), using cyanobacterial cultures and akinetes extracted from the sediment of Lake Aydat (France) sampled in the winter and spring. Intact and lysed akinetes were differentiated using a double control based on the autofluorescence of akinetes and SYTOX-green staining...
November 2016: Harmful Algae
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073493/abiotic-variables-affect-stx-concentration-in-a-meso-oligotrophic-subtropical-coastal-lake-dominated-by-cylindrospermopsis-raciborskii-cyanophyceae
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Débora Monteiro Brentano, Eduardo L Hettwer Giehl, Maurício Mello Petrucio
The cyanobacterium Cylindrospermopsis raciborskii is capable of producing toxins including saxitoxin (STX). Few studies have verified the influence of environmental variables on the production of STX and most have only been studied in the laboratory. The goal of this work was to identify the abiotic variables related to STX concentration in situ. The relationship among STX concentration and the physical variables, nutrients and chlorophyll-a (chl-a) concentration was examined in a meso-oligotrophic subtropical coastal lake dominated by C...
June 2016: Harmful Algae
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071032/legume-seeds-and-cereal-grains-capacity-to-accumulate-iron-while-sprouting-in-order-to-obtain-food-fortificant
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Magdalena Zielińska-Dawidziak, Halina Staniek, Ewelina Król, Dorota Piasecka-Kwiatkowska, Tomasz Twardowski
BACKGROUND: Prepared sprouts, after culturing in a medium with an increased iron concentration, could become a beneficial food iron fortificant. However, the efficient iron accumulation depends on the plants genus, species and/or varieties. The aim of the study was to indicate the seeds or grains which accumulate iron most efficiently during the sprouting process. METHODS: Alfalfa, lentil, lupine and soybean seeds as well as wheat grains were sprouted in abiotic stress conditions induced by the excess of iron(II) in culture media...
July 2016: Acta Scientiarum Polonorum. Technologia Alimentaria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070736/genome-wide-analysis-of-mirnas-and-tasi-rnas-in-zea-mays-in-response-to-phosphate-deficiency
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Saurabh Gupta, Manju Kumari, Himansu Kumar, Pritish Kumar Varadwaj
Globally important cereal crop maize provides important nutritions and starch in dietary foods. Low phosphate (LPi) availability in the soil frequently limits the maize quality and yield across the world. Small non-coding RNAs (Snc-RNAs) play crucial roles in growth and adaptation of plants to the environment. Snc-RNAs like microRNAs (miRs) and trans-acting small interfering RNAs (Tasi-Rs) play important functions in posttranscriptional regulation of gene expression, which controls plant development, reproduction, and biotic/abiotic stress responses...
January 9, 2017: Functional & Integrative Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070322/carotenoid-profiling-of-the-leaves-of-selected-african-eggplant-accessions-subjected-to-drought-stress
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Elias K Mibei, Jane Ambuko, James J Giovannoni, Arnold N Onyango, Willis O Owino
African eggplants (Solanum aethiopicum and S. macrocarpon) are among the most economically important and valuable vegetable and fruit crops. They are a major source of biologically active nutritional substances and metabolites which are essential for plant growth, development, stress adaptation and defense. Among these metabolites are the carotenoids which act as accessory pigments for photosynthesis and precursor to plant hormones. Though African eggplants are known to be resistant to various abiotic stresses, the effect of these stresses on secondary metabolites has not been well defined...
January 2017: Food Science & Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068641/oil-palm-drought-inducible-dreb1-induced-expression-of-dre-crt-and-non-dre-crt-containing-genes-in-lowland-transgenic-tomato-under-cold-and-peg-treatments
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Azzreena Mohamad Azzeme, Siti Nor Akmar Abdullah, Maheran Abd Aziz, Puteri Edaroyati Megat Wahab
Dehydration-responsive element binding (DREB) transcription factor plays an important role in controlling the expression of abiotic stress responsive genes. An intronless oil palm EgDREB1 was isolated and confirmed to be a nuclear localized protein. Electrophoretic mobility shift and yeast one-hybrid assays validated its ability to interact with DRE/CRT motif. Its close evolutionary relation to the dicot NtDREB2 suggests a universal regulatory role. In order to determine its involvement in abiotic stress response, functional characterization was performed in oil palm seedlings subjected to different levels of drought severity and in EgDREB1 transgenic tomato seedlings treated by abiotic stresses...
December 27, 2016: Plant Physiology and Biochemistry: PPB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064119/identification-and-expression-analysis-of-the-nac-transcription-factor-family-in-durum-wheat-triticum-turgidum-l-ssp-durum
#16
Mohammed Najib Saidi, Dhawya Mergby, Faiçal Brini
The NAC (NAM, ATAF and CUC) proteins belong to one of the largest plant-specific transcription factor (TF) families and play important roles in plant development processes, response to biotic and abiotic cues and hormone signaling. Our analysis led to the identification of 168 NAC genes in durum wheat, including nine putative membrane-bound TFs and 48 homeologous genes pairs. Phylogenetic analyses of TtNACs along with their Arabidopsis, grape, barley and rice counterparts divided these proteins into 8 phylogenetic groups and allowed the identification of TtNAC-A7, TtNAC-B35, TtNAC-A68, TtNAC-B69 and TtNAC-A43 as homologs of OsNAC1, OsNAC8, OsNTL2, OsNTL5 and ANAC025/NTL14, respectively...
January 2, 2017: Plant Physiology and Biochemistry: PPB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063294/the-effect-of-coagulants-and-antiscalants-discharged-with-seawater-desalination-brines-on-coastal-microbial-communities-a-laboratory-and-in-situ-study-from-the-southeastern-mediterranean
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Natalia Belkin, Eyal Rahav, Hila Elifantz, Nurit Kress, Ilana Berman-Frank
Desalination outflows frequently discharge brine containing coagulants and antiscalants (e.g. Iron-hydroxides and polyphosphonates) to the coastal environment. Here we examined changes in composition and productivity of natural microbial coastal communities in experimental mesocosms treated with either iron-hydroxide (Fe), polyphosphonate (Pn), or a combination of high salinities with both chemicals (All). Within 2 h of addition Fe already altered the microbial community composition, enhanced the bacterial production (BP) and cell specific production (BP/BA), and decreased primary production...
December 10, 2016: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062279/nitric-oxide-induced-synthesis-of-hydrogen-sulfide-alleviates-osmotic-stress-in-wheat-seedlings-through-sustaining-antioxidant-enzymes-osmolyte-accumulation-and-cysteine-homeostasis
#18
M Nasir Khan, M Mobin, Zahid Khorshid Abbas, Manzer H Siddiqui
Nitric oxide (NO) and hydrogen sulfide (H2S) have been shown to act as signaling molecules in various physiological processes, play significant roles in plant cellular processes, and also mediate responses to both biotic and abiotic stresses in plants. The present investigation was carried out to test the effect of exogenous NO on endogenous synthesis of H2S in osmotic-stressed wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) seedlings. The results show that application of NO to wheat seedlings, suffered from PEG8000-induced osmotic stress, considerably enhanced the activities of H2S-synthesizing enzymes l-cysteine desulfhydrase (LCD) and d-cysteine desulfhydrase (DCD) leading to enhanced level of endogenous H2S content...
January 3, 2017: Nitric Oxide: Biology and Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059144/biotic-and-abiotic-factors-investigated-in-two-drosophila-species-evidence-of-both-negative-and-positive-effects-of-interactions-on-performance
#19
Michael Ørsted, Mads Fristrup Schou, Torsten Nygaard Kristensen
Multiple environmental factors acting in concert can interact and strongly influence population fitness and ecosystem composition. Studies investigating interactions usually involve only two environmental factors; most frequently a chemical and another abiotic factor such as a stressful temperature. Here we investigate the effects of three environmental factors: temperature, an insecticide (dimethoate) and interspecific co-occurrence. We expose two naturally co-occurring species of Drosophila (D. hydei and D...
January 6, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058638/functional-analysis-of-the-two-cyclophilin-isoforms-of-sinorhizobium-meliloti
#20
Eirini-Evangelia Thomloudi, Aggeliki Skagia, Anastasia Venieraki, Panagiotis Katinakis, Maria Dimou
The nitrogen fixing Sinorhizobium meliloti possesses two genes, ppiA and ppiB, encoding two cyclophilin isoforms which belong to the superfamily of peptidyl prolyl cis/trans isomerases (PPIase, EC: 5.2.1.8). Here, we functionally characterize the two proteins and we demonstrate that both recombinant cyclophilins are able to isomerise the Suc-AAPF-pNA synthetic peptide but neither of them displays chaperone function in the citrate synthase thermal aggregation assay. Furthermore, we observe that the expression of both enzymes increases the viability of E...
February 2017: World Journal of Microbiology & Biotechnology
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