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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342331/drought-stress-obliterates-the-preference-for-ammonium-as-an-n-source-in-the-c4-plant-spartina-alterniflora
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Kamel Hessini, Herbert J Kronzucker, Chedly Abdelly, Cristina Cruz
The C4 grass Spartina alterniflora is known for its unique salt tolerance and strong preference for ammonium (NH4(+)) as a nitrogen (N) source. We here examined whether Spartina's unique preference for NH4(+) results in improved performance under drought stress. Manipulative greenhouse experiments were carried out to measure the effects of variable water availability and inorganic N sources on plant performance (growth, photosynthesis, antioxidant, and N metabolism). Drought strongly reduced leaf number and area, plant fresh and dry weight, and photosynthetic activity on all N sources, but the reduction was most pronounced on NH4(+)...
March 9, 2017: Journal of Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341292/antioxidant-response-to-metal-pollution-in-phragmites-australis-from-anzali-wetland
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Marjan Esmaeilzadeh, Abdolreza Karbassi, Kazem Darvish Bastami
This research was conducted to examine variations of antioxidant enzyme activity in Phragmites australis as a biomarker for metals such as As, Pb, Cu, and Cd. Samples of sediment and plants were collected from 7 stations located in Anzali wetland. Biochemical parameters including Catalase, Peroxidase and Ascorbate Peroxidase activity were analyzed in the roots, stems and leaves of P. australis. The obtained results indicated that there were significant differences among activities of antioxidant enzymes in three organs (p<0...
March 21, 2017: Marine Pollution Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335502/catechins-and-their-therapeutic-benefits-to-inflammatory-bowel-disease
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Fei-Yan Fan, Li-Xuan Sang, Min Jiang
Catechins are natural polyphenolic phytochemicals that exist in food and medicinal plants, such as tea, legume and rubiaceae. An increasing number of studies have associated the intake of catechins-rich foods with the prevention and treatment of chronic diseases in humans, such as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Some studies have demonstrated that catechins could significantly inhibit the excessive oxidative stress through direct or indirect antioxidant effects and promote the activation of the antioxidative substances such as glutathione peroxidases (GPO) and glutathione (GSH), reducing the oxidative damages to the colon...
March 19, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334193/physiological-responses-induced-by-ostrinia-furnacalis-lepidoptera-crambidae-feeding-in-maize-and-their-effects-on-o-furnacalis-performance
#4
Jingfei Guo, Jianqing Guo, Kanglai He, Shuxiong Bai, Tiantao Zhang, Jiuran Zhao, Zhenying Wang
Plants damaged by herbivorous insects often respond by mounting a series of defense responses that can inhibit the insect's fitness. Ostrinia furnacalis (Guenée) (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) is a major insect pest in maize throughout much of Asia, Australia, and the western Pacific islands. We examined the effects of O. furnacalis -induced maize defenses on O. furnacalis fitness, and explained the effects from biochemical changes that occur in maize leaves in response to O. furnacalis feeding. The results of the age-stage, two-sex life table showed that significantly longer larval and pupal life spans, and total preoviposition period (TPOP) occurred...
March 8, 2017: Journal of Economic Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333074/assessment-of-the-anti-hyperglycaemic-anti-inflammatory-and-antioxidant-activities-of-the-methanol-extract-of-moringa-oleifera-in-diabetes-induced-nephrotoxic-male-wistar-rats
#5
Elizabeth I Omodanisi, Yapo G Aboua, Oluwafemi O Oguntibeju
Diabetes mellitus is an endocrine disease of multiple aetiologies in insulin secretion. A deficiency in insulin results in hyperglycemia with metabolic disturbances of biomolecules. Moringa oleifera (MO) is endemic in the tropics with a variety of ethnomedicinal importance. The leaf of this plant has been reported to possess antioxidant and medicinal properties that may be helpful in the treatment and management of diabetes and its associated complications. Diabetes was induced intraperitoneally in rats by a single dose of streptozotocin (55 mg/kg) and treated with methanolic extract of Moringa oleifera (250 mg/kg b...
March 23, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330553/physiological-and-molecular-insights-into-the-high-salinity-tolerance-of-pongamia-pinnata-l-pierre-a-potential-biofuel-tree-species
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Sureshbabu Marriboina, Debashree Sengupta, Sumit Kumar, Attipalli R Reddy
Soil salinity is gradually becoming a threat to the global economy by affecting agricultural productivity worldwide. Here, we analyze the salinity tolerance of Pongamia pinnata with an insight into the underlying physiological and molecular responses. Despite a reduction in net photosynthetic rate, P. pinnata efficiently maintained its leaf water potentials even at 500mM NaCl for 15days and displayed no visible stress symptoms. Na(+) localization analysis using CoroNa-Green AM revealed effective Na(+) sequestration in the roots when compared to leaves...
May 2017: Plant Science: An International Journal of Experimental Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330316/phytotoxicity-and-oxidative-stress-perspective-of-two-selected-nanoparticles-in-brassica-juncea
#7
Sunita Rao, Gyan Singh Shekhawat
This study elaborates the consequences of oxidative stress caused by copper oxide (CuO) and titanium dioxide (TiO2) nanoparticles (NPs) in Brassica juncea. Effect of these two NPs on plant physiology, reactive oxygen scavenging enzyme system (ascorbate peroxidase, catalase, superoxide dismutase), proline content and lipid peroxidation has been estimated in leaves as well as root tissues. Bioaccumulation of NPs has also been evaluated in the current study and the interrelated cascade of the enzymatic system with H2O2 production was identified...
December 2016: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330126/characterization-of-lignin-degrading-enzymes-ldes-from-a-dimorphic-novel-fungus-and-identification-of-products-of-enzymatic-breakdown-of-lignin
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Lipin Dev Mundur Sahadevan, Chandra Shekhar Misra, V Thankamani
Lignin is a major component of all plants, the degradation of which remains a major challenge to date owing to its recalcitrant nature. Several classes of fungi have been studied to carry out this process to some extent, but overall the process remains inefficient. We have isolated a novel alkalophilic dimorphic lignin-degrading Deuteromycete from soil, identified as "uncultured" and coded as MVI.2011. Supernatant from 12-h culture of MVI.2011 in optimized mineral medium containing lignin pH 9.0 was analysed for Lignin Peroxidase, Manganese Peroxidase and Laccase...
June 2016: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326090/vaerd15-a-transcription-factor-gene-associated-with-cold-tolerance-in-chinese-wild-vitis-amurensis
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Dongdong Yu, Lihua Zhang, Kai Zhao, Ruxuan Niu, Huan Zhai, Jianxia Zhang
Early responsive to dehydration (ERD) genes can be rapidly induced to counteract abiotic stresses, such as drought, low temperatures or high salinities. Here, we report on an ERD gene (VaERD15) related to cold tolerance from Chinese wild Vitis amurensis accession 'Heilongjiang seedling'. The full-length VaERD15 cDNA is 685 bp, including a 66 bp 5'-untranslated region (UTR), a 196 bp 3'-UTR region and a 423 bp open reading frame encoding 140 amino acids. The VaERD15 protein shares a high amino acid sequence similarity with ERD15 of Arabidopsis thaliana...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324842/phenotypical-physiological-and-biochemical-analyses-provide-insight-into-selenium-induced-phytotoxicity-in-rice-plants
#10
Mohammad Golam Mostofa, Mohammad Anwar Hossain, Md Nurealam Siddiqui, Masayuki Fujita, Lam-Son Phan Tran
The present study investigated the phenotypical, physiological and biochemical changes of rice plants exposed to high selenium (Se) concentrations to gain an insight into Se-induced phytotoxicity. Results showed that exposure of rice plants to excessive Se resulted in growth retardation and biomass reduction in connection with the decreased levels of chlorophyll, carotenoids and soluble proteins. The reduced water status and an associated increase in sugar and proline levels indicated Se-induced osmotic stress in rice plants...
March 11, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324684/tea-is-a-key-virulence-factor-for-alternaria-alternata-fr-keissler-infection-of-its-host
#11
Ye Kang, Hongwei Feng, Jingxu Zhang, Shiguo Chen, Bernal E Valverde, Sheng Qiang
A toxin-deficient mutant strain, HP001 mutant of Alternaria alternata, whose mycelium is unable to infect its host, produces little tenuazonic acid (TeA) toxin. How TeA plays a role in initiating host infection by A. alternata remains unclear. In this research we use Imaging-PAM based on chlorophyll fluorescence parameters and transmission electron microscopy to explore the role of TeA toxin during the infection process of A. alternata. Photosystem II damage began even before wild type mycelium infected the leaves of its host, croftonweed (Ageratina adenophora)...
March 4, 2017: Plant Physiology and Biochemistry: PPB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324190/exogenous-application-of-urea-and-a-urease-inhibitor-improves-drought-stress-tolerance-in-maize-zea-mays-l
#12
Wei Gou, Pufan Zheng, Li Tian, Mei Gao, Lixin Zhang, Nudrat Aisha Akram, Muhammad Ashraf
Drought is believed to cause many metabolic changes which affect plant growth and development. However, it might be mitigated by various inorganic substances, such as nitrogen. Thus, the study was carried out to investigate the effect of foliar-applied urea with or without urease inhibitor N-(n-butyl) thiophosphoric triamide (NBPT) on a maize cultivar under drought stress simulated by 15% (w/v) polyethylene glycol 6000. Foliar-applied urea resulted in a significant increase in plant dry weight, relative water content, and photosynthetic pigments under water stress condition...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Plant Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323046/centaurium-erythraea-methanol-extract-protects-red-blood-cells-from-oxidative-damage-in-streptozotocin-induced-diabetic-rats
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Miloš Đorđević, Mirjana Mihailović, Jelena Arambašić Jovanović, Nevena Grdović, Aleksandra Uskoković, Anja Tolić, Marija Sinadinović, Jovana Rajić, Danijela Mišić, Branislav Šiler, Goran Poznanović, Melita Vidaković, Svetlana Dinić
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Centaurium erythraea Rafn (CE) is a traditional medicinal herb in Serbia with antidiabetic, digestive, antipyretic and antiflatulent effects. AIM OF THE STUDY: To investigate the potential protective effects of the methanol extract of the aerial parts of CE against glyco-oxidative stress in red blood cells (RBCs) in rats with experimentally induced diabetes. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Diabetes was induced in Wistar rats by intraperitoneal (i...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322092/physico-chemical-changes-in-karkade-hibiscus-sabdariffa-l-seedlings-responding-to-salt-stress
#14
Abdelnasser Galal
Salinity is one of the major abiotic stress factors affecting series of morphological, physiological, metabolic and molecular changes in plant growth. The effect of different concentrations (0, 25, 50, 100 and 150 mM) of NaCl on the vegetative growth and some physiological parameters of karkade (Hibiscus sabdariffa var. sabdariffa) seedling were investigated. NaCl affected the germination rate, delayed emergence and retarded vegetative growth of seedlings. The length of seedling as well as the leaf area was significantly reduced...
March 2017: Acta Biologica Hungarica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322088/alpha-tocopherol-dependent-salt-tolerance-is-more-related-with-auxin-synthesis-rather-than-enhancement-antioxidant-defense-in-soybean-roots
#15
Seda Sereflioglu, Burcu Seckin Dinler, Eda Tasci
In this paper, we describe the alleviated effects of alpha-tocopherol (α-T) on oxidative damage and its possible role as a signal transmitter in plants during salt stress. The results show that exogenously applied α-T under salt stress increased root length and weight, but reduced hydrogen peroxide (H2O2), superoxide anion radical (O2(.)-) and malondialdehyde (MDA) content in soybean roots. The proline content was reduced by α-T treatment. Interestingly, endogenous auxin (IAA) level was significantly increased after α-T application as compared to salt stress alone...
March 2017: Acta Biologica Hungarica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322087/physiological-role-of-exogenous-nitric-oxide-in-improving-performance-yield-and-some-biochemical-aspects-of-sunflower-plant-under-zinc-stress
#16
Samia Ageeb Akladious, Heba Ibrahim Mohamed
The present study was undertaken to examine the possible roles of sodium nitroprusside in protection against oxidative damage due to zinc toxicity in sunflower plants. Physiochemical parameters in sunflower plants exposed to Zn(2+) (100, 200 and 300 mg/kg soil) alone or combined with SNP were measured. The results showed that excess of Zn decreased plant growth, seed yield components and photosynthetic pigments content. On the other hand, Zn stress increased the level of non-enzymatic antioxidants (ascorbic acid and reduced glutathione) and enzymatic antioxidants (superoxide dismutase, ascrobate peroxidase and glutathione reductase), coupled with the appearance of novel protein bands...
March 2017: Acta Biologica Hungarica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321653/5-aminolevulinic-acid-modulates-antioxidant-defense-systems-and-mitigates-drought-induced-damage-in-kentucky-bluegrass-seedlings
#17
Kuiju Niu, Xiang Ma, Guoling Liang, Huiling Ma, Zhifeng Jia, Wenhui Liu, Qianqian Yu
Drought stress occurs frequently and severely as a result of global climate change, and it exerts serious effects on plants. 5-Aminolevulinic acid (5-ALA) plays a crucial role in conferring abiotic stress tolerance in plants. To enhance the drought tolerance of turfgrass and investigate the effects of 5-ALA on antioxidant metabolism and gene expression under drought stress conditions, exogenous 5-ALA was applied by foliar spraying before Kentucky bluegrass (Poa pratensis L.) seedlings were exposed to drought [induced by 10% polyethylene glycol (PEG)] stress for 20 days...
March 20, 2017: Protoplasma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315469/nitric-oxide-dioxygenase-and-peroxidase-activity-of-arabidopsis-phytoglobin3-and-its-potential-role-in-pathogen-defense
#18
Nitika Mukhi, Suman Kundu, Jagreet Kaur
Phytoglobin 3 appears to be ubiquitous in plants, yet there has been dearth of evidence for their potent physiological functions. Previous crystallographic studies suggest a potent NO dioxygenase activity of Arabidopsis phytoglobin 3 (AHb3). The present work examined the in vivo function of AHb3 in plant physiology and its role in biotic stress using Arabidopsis- Sclerotinia sclerotorium pathosystem. The gene was found to be ubiquitously expressed in all plant tissues, with moderately increased expression in roots...
March 14, 2017: Nitric Oxide: Biology and Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315301/metabolites-of-2-3-diketogulonate-delay-peroxidase-action-and-induce-non-enzymic-h2o2-generation-potential-roles-in-the-plant-cell-wall
#19
Anna Kärkönen, Rebecca A Dewhirst, C Logan Mackay, Stephen C Fry
A proportion of the plant's l-ascorbate (vitamin C) occurs in the apoplast, where it and its metabolites may act as pro-oxidants and anti-oxidants. One ascorbate metabolite is 2,3-diketogulonate (DKG), preparations of which can non-enzymically generate H2O2 and delay peroxidase action on aromatic substrates. As DKG itself generates several by-products, we characterised these and their ability to generate H2O2 and delay peroxidase action. DKG preparations rapidly produced a by-product, compound (1), with λmax 271 and 251 nm at neutral and acidic pH respectively...
March 14, 2017: Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314173/histopathology-combined-with-transcriptome-analyses-reveals-the-mechanism-of-resistance-to-meloidogyne-incognita-in-cucumis-metuliferus
#20
De-You Ye, Yong-Hong Qi, Su-Fang Cao, Bing-Qiang Wei, Hua-Sheng Zhang
Root-knot nematodes (Meloidogyne spp.) cause serious threat to cucumber production. Cucumis metuliferus, a relative of cucumber, is reported to be resistant to Meloidogyne incognita, yet the underlying resistance mechanism remains unclear. In this study, the response of resistant C. metuliferus accession PI482443 following nematode infection was studied in comparison with susceptible C. sativus cv. Jinlv No.3. Roots of selected Cucumis seedings were analysed using histological and biochemical techniques. Transcriptome changes of the resistance reaction were investigated by RNA-seq...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Plant Physiology
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