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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533961/transcriptome-analyses-provide-insights-into-the-difference-of-alkaloids-biosynthesis-in-the-chinese-goldthread-coptis-chinensis-franch-from-different-biotopes
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Hanting Chen, Cao Deng, Hu Nie, Gang Fan, Yang He
Coptis chinensis Franch., the Chinese goldthread ('Weilian' in Chinese), one of the most important medicinal plants from the family Ranunculaceae, and its rhizome has been widely used in Traditional Chinese Medicine for centuries. Here, we analyzed the chemical components and the transcriptome of the Chinese goldthread from three biotopes, including Zhenping, Zunyi and Shizhu. We built comprehensive, high-quality de novo transcriptome assemblies of the Chinese goldthread from short-read RNA-Sequencing data, obtaining 155,710 transcripts and 56,071 unigenes...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491137/boosting-lpmo-driven-lignocellulose-degradation-by-polyphenol-oxidase-activated-lignin-building-blocks
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Matthias Frommhagen, Sumanth Kumar Mutte, Adrie H Westphal, Martijn J Koetsier, Sandra W A Hinz, Jaap Visser, Jean-Paul Vincken, Dolf Weijers, Willem J H van Berkel, Harry Gruppen, Mirjam A Kabel
BACKGROUND: Many fungi boost the deconstruction of lignocellulosic plant biomass via oxidation using lytic polysaccharide monooxygenases (LPMOs). The application of LPMOs is expected to contribute to ecologically friendly conversion of biomass into fuels and chemicals. Moreover, applications of LPMO-modified cellulose-based products may be envisaged within the food or material industry. RESULTS: Here, we show an up to 75-fold improvement in LPMO-driven cellulose degradation using polyphenol oxidase-activated lignin building blocks...
2017: Biotechnology for Biofuels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28456299/molecular-and-biochemical-characterization-of-dimethachlone-resistant-isolates-of-sclerotinia-sclerotiorum
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Jinli Li, Tinghao Kang, Khaled Mohamed Ahmed Talab, Fuxing Zhu, Jianhong Li
Sclerotinia sclerotiorum is a necrotrophic fungal plant pathogen with a broad host range. The dicarboximide fungicide dimethachlone has been used to control this pathogen for more than a decade and resistance to dimethachlone has recently been reported in China. Compared with sensitive isolates, the three dimethachlone resistant isolates with resistance ratios of 78.3, 85.5, and 94.8 exhibited significantly (P<0.05) higher cell membrane permeability and peroxidase and polyphenol oxidase activities. Dimethachlone at 0...
May 2017: Pesticide Biochemistry and Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427621/engineering-design-and-prototype-development-of-a-full-scale-ultrasound-system-for-virgin-olive-oil-by-means-of-numerical-and-experimental-analysis
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Maria Lisa Clodoveo, Vito Moramarco, Antonello Paduano, Raffaele Sacchi, Tiziana Di Palmo, Pasquale Crupi, Filomena Corbo, Vito Pesce, Elia Distaso, Paolo Tamburrano, Riccardo Amirante
The aim of the virgin olive oil extraction process is mainly to obtain the best quality oil from fruits, by only applying mechanical actions while guaranteeing the highest overall efficiency. Currently, the mechanical methods used to extract virgin oils from olives are basically of two types: the discontinuous system (obsolete) and the continuous one. Anyway the system defined as "continuous" is composed of several steps which are not all completely continuous, due to the presence of the malaxer, a device that works in batch...
July 2017: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377778/foliar-and-seed-application-of-amino-acids-affects-the-antioxidant-metabolism-of-the-soybean-crop
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Walquíria F Teixeira, Evandro B Fagan, Luís H Soares, Renan C Umburanas, Klaus Reichardt, Durval D Neto
In recent years, the application of natural substances on crops has been intensified in order to increase the resistance and yield of the soybean crop. Among these products are included plant biostimulants that may contain algae extracts, amino acids, and plant regulators in their composition. However, there is little information on the isolated effect of each of these constituents. The objective of this research was to evaluate the effect of the application of isolated amino acids on the antioxidant metabolism of the soybean crop...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28361543/inhibition-of-myeloperoxidase-and-neutrophil-mediated-hypochlorous-acid-formation-in-vitro-and-endothelial-cell-injury-by-epigallocatechin-gallate
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Rong Tian, Yun Ding, Yi-Yuan Peng, Naihao Lu
Myeloperoxidase (MPO) plays important roles in various diseases through its unique chlorinating activity to catalyze excess hypochlorous acid (HOCl) formation. Epidemiological studies indicate an inverse correlation between plant polyphenol consumption and the incidence of cardiovascular diseases. Here we showed that (-)-epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), the main flavonoid present in green tea, dose-dependently inhibited MPO-mediated HOCl formation in vitro (chlorinating activities of MPO: 50.2 ± 5.7% for 20 μM EGCG versus 100 ± 5...
April 10, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food 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
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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...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Economic Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316605/detection-of-potential-chloroplastic-substrates-for-polyphenol-oxidase-suggests-a-role-in-undamaged-leaves
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Tinne Boeckx, Ana Winters, K Judith Webb, Alison H Kingston-Smith
Polyphenol oxidases (PPOs) have a recognized role during pathogen and arthropod attack. As an immediate consequence of such wounding, cellular compartmentation is destroyed allowing the chloroplastic PPO enzyme to interact with vacuolar substrates catalyzing the oxidation of monophenols and/or o-diphenols to o-diquinones. This ultimately results in a reduction in the nutritional value of wounded tissue through the formation of non-digestible secondary melanin pigments. However, the chloroplastic location of PPO enzyme could indicate a role for PPO in undamaged tissues...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304398/characterization-of-the-polyphenol-oxidase-gene-family-reveals-a-novel-microrna-involved-in-posttranscriptional-regulation-of-ppos-in-salvia-miltiorrhiza
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Caili Li, Dongqiao Li, Jiang Li, Fenjuan Shao, Shanfa Lu
Salvia miltiorrhiza is a well-known material of traditional Chinese medicine. Understanding the regulatory mechanisms of phenolic acid biosynthesis and metabolism are important for S. miltiorrhiza quality improvement. We report here that S. miltiorrhiza contains 19 polyphenol oxidases (PPOs), forming the largest PPO gene family in plant species to our knowledge. Analysis of gene structures and sequence features revealed the conservation and divergence of SmPPOs. SmPPOs were differentially expressed in plant tissues and eight of them were predominantly expressed in phloem and xylem, indicating that some SmPPOs are functionally redundant, whereas the others are associated with different physiological processes...
March 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285373/rhizobia-a-potential-biocontrol-agent-for-soilborne-fungal-pathogens
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Krishnashis Das, Radha Prasanna, Anil Kumar Saxena
Rhizobia are a group of organisms that are well known for their ability to colonize root surfaces and form symbiotic associations with legume plants. They not only play a major role in biological nitrogen fixation but also improve plant growth and reduce disease incidence in various crops. Rhizobia are known to control the growth of many soilborne plant pathogenic fungi belonging to different genera like Fusarium, Rhizoctonia, Sclerotium, and Macrophomina. Antagonistic activity of rhizobia is mainly attributed to production of antibiotics, hydrocyanic acid (HCN), mycolytic enzymes, and siderophore under iron limiting conditions...
March 12, 2017: Folia Microbiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208645/polyphenol-oxidases-in-crops-biochemical-physiological-and-genetic-aspects
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Francesca Taranto, Antonella Pasqualone, Giacomo Mangini, Pasquale Tripodi, Monica Marilena Miazzi, Stefano Pavan, Cinzia Montemurro
Enzymatic browning is a colour reaction occurring in plants, including cereals, fruit and horticultural crops, due to oxidation during postharvest processing and storage. This has a negative impact on the colour, flavour, nutritional properties and shelf life of food products. Browning is usually caused by polyphenol oxidases (PPOs), following cell damage caused by senescence, wounding and the attack of pests and pathogens. Several studies indicated that PPOs play a role in plant immunity, and emerging evidence suggested that PPOs might also be involved in other physiological processes...
February 10, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28170113/helicoverpa-zea-gut-associated-bacteria-indirectly-induce-defenses-in-tomato-by-triggering-a-salivary-elicitor-s
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Jie Wang, Michelle Peiffer, Kelli Hoover, Cristina Rosa, Rensen Zeng, Gary W Felton
Insect gut-associated microbes modulating plant defenses have been observed in beetles and piercing-sucking insects, but the role of caterpillar-associated bacteria in regulating plant induced defenses has not been adequately examined. We identified bacteria from the regurgitant of field-collected Helicoverpa zea larvae using 16S ribosomal RNA (rRNA) gene sequencing and matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time of flight (MALDI-TOF) mass spectrometry. A combination of biochemical, molecular, and confocal electron microscopy methods were used to determine the role of caterpillar-associated bacteria in mediating defenses in Solanum lycopersicum (tomato)...
February 7, 2017: New Phytologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28148979/development-of-mesorhizobium-ciceri-based-biofilms-and-analyses-of-their-antifungal-and-plant-growth-promoting-activity-in-chickpea-challenged-by-fusarium-wilt
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Krishnashis Das, Mahendra Vikram Singh Rajawat, Anil Kumar Saxena, Radha Prasanna
Biofilmed biofertilizers have emerged as a new improved inoculant technology to provide efficient nutrient and pest management and sustain soil fertility. In this investigation, development of a Trichoderma viride-Mesorhizobium ciceri biofilmed inoculant was undertaken, which we hypothesized, would possess more effective biological nitrogen fixing ability and plant growth promoting properties. As a novel attempt, we selected Mesorhizobium ciceri spp. with good antifungal attributes with the assumption that such inoculants could also serve as biocontrol agents...
March 2017: Indian Journal of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28135657/trichoderma-harzianum-containing-1-aminocyclopropane-1-carboxylate-deaminase-and-chitinase-improved-growth-and-diminished-adverse-effect-caused-by-fusarium-oxysporum-in-soybean
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Fuli Zhang, Can Chen, Fan Zhang, Lidong Gao, Jidong Liu, Long Chen, Xiaoning Fan, Chang Liu, Ke Zhang, Yuting He, Chen Chen, Xiue Ji
An isolate, named Trichoderma harzianum T-soybean, showed growth-promoting for soybean seedlings and induced resistance to Fusarium oxysporum under greenhouse. Compared to control soybean seedlings, fresh weight, dry weight, lateral root number, chlorophyll content, root activity and soluble protein of plants pretreated with T-soybean increased, but initial pod height reduced. Furthermore, we found that T-soybean inhibited the growth of F. oxysporum by parasitic function. In addition, plate test results showed that culture filtrates of T-soybean also inhibited significantly F...
March 2017: Journal of Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134448/nutritional-value-and-antioxidant-content-of-seed-containing-and-seedless-eggplant-fruits-of-two-cultivars-grown-under-protected-cultivation-during-autumn-winter-and-spring-summer
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Despoina I Makrogianni, Anastasia Tsistraki, Ioannis C Karapanos, Harold C Passam
BACKGROUND: Due to their low carbohydrate and high antioxidant content, eggplants are beneficial for the human diet. At <15 °C, pollen production and fertility are reduced and plant-growth regulators may be used to set seedless fruit. Because only the agronomic effects of hormone are well-documented, we investigated the composition and metabolism during the development/maturation of seed-containing and seedless fruits of two cultivars grown over two seasons. RESULTS: The respiration rate of both seedless and seed-containing fruit decreased with development and maturation...
January 30, 2017: Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103717/baccharis-trimera-inhibits-reactive-oxygen-species-production-through-pkc-and-down-regulation-p47-phox-phosphorylation-of-nadph-oxidase-in-sk-hep-1-cells
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Glaucy Rodrigues de Araújo, Ana Carolina Silveira Rabelo, Janaína Serenato Meira, Joamyr Victor Rossoni-Júnior, William de Castro-Borges, Renata Guerra-Sá, Maurício Azevedo Batista, Denise da Silveira-Lemos, Gustavo Henrique Bianco de Souza, Geraldo Célio Brandão, Míriam Martins Chaves, Daniela Caldeira Costa
Baccharis trimera, popularly known as "carqueja", is a native South-American plant possessing a high concentration of polyphenolic compounds and therefore high antioxidant potential. Despite the antioxidant potential described for B. trimera, there are no reports concerning the signaling pathways involved in this process. So, the aim of the present study was to assess the influence of B. trimera on the modulation of PKC signaling pathway and to characterize the effect of the nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate oxidase enzyme (NOX) on the generation of reactive oxygen species in SK Hep-1 cells...
February 2017: Experimental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071760/origin-and-evolution-of-mir1444-genes-in-salicaceae
#17
Meizhen Wang, Caili Li, Shanfa Lu
miR1444s are functionally significant miRNAs targeting polyphenol oxidase (PPO) genes for cleavage. MIR1444 genes were reported only in Populus trichocarpa. Through the computational analysis of 215 RNA-seq data, four whole genome sequences of Salicaceae species and deep sequencing of six P. trichocarpa small RNA libraries, we investigated the origin and evolution history of MIR1444s. A total of 23 MIR1444s were identified. Populus and Idesia species contain two MIR1444 genes, while Salix includes only one...
January 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042888/ratoon-rice-generated-from-primed-parent-plants-exhibit-enhanced-herbivore-resistance
#18
Mao Ye, Yuan-Yuan Song, Scott R Baerson, Jun Long, Jie Wang, Zhiqiang Pan, Wen-Xiong Lin, Ren-Sen Zeng
Rice ratooning is practiced in many rice-growing countries for achieving increased rice production with limited labour input. Here, we report that attack by insect herbivores, or treatment with a defense signaling compound in parent plants, can prime anti-herbivore defense responses in subsequent ratoon plants. We compared the defense responses of rice ratoons generated from parent plants that had been either infested by Cnaphalocrocis medinalis (rice leaffolder, LF) caterpillars or treated with methyl jasmonate (MeJA) during vegetative growth, with ratoons generated from control parent plants...
January 2, 2017: Plant, Cell & Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027775/triterpene-derivatives-from-euphorbia-enhance-resistance-against-verticillium-wilt-of-tomato
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Amal Smaili, Noureddine Mazoir, Lalla Aicha Rifai, Tayeb Koussa, Kacem Makroum, El Mostafa Kabil, Ahmed Benharref, Mohamed Faize
Oxidation of α-euphorbol and 31-norlanostenol, two triterpenic compounds isolated from the latex of Euphorbia resinifera and Euphorbia officinarum respectively, yielded four products named 3β-tosyloxy-4α,14α-dimethyl-5α-cholesta-7,9-diene; 4α,14α-dimethyl-5α-cholesta-7,9-dien-3β-ol; 24-methylen-elemo-lanosta-8,24-dien-3-one and elemo-lanost-8-en-3,11,24-trione. They were evaluated for protection of tomato plants against Verticillium dahliae in a greenhouse. The four semisynthesized products were phytotoxic at higher concentrations as they completely inhibited tomato germination at 100 and 500 μg/ml...
March 2017: Phytochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027025/fall-armyworm-associated-gut-bacteria-modulate-plant-defense-responses
#20
Flor E Acevedo, Michelle Peiffer, Ching-Wen Tan, Bruce A Stanley, Anne Stanley, Jie Wang, Asher G Jones, Kelli Hoover, Cristina Rosa, Dawn Luthe, Gary Felton
Mechanical damage caused by insect feeding along with components present in insect saliva and oral secretions are known to induce jasmonic acid-mediated defense responses in plants. This study investigated the effects of bacteria from oral secretions of the fall armyworm Spodoptera frugiperda on herbivore-induced defenses in tomato and maize plants. Using culture-dependent methods, we identified seven different bacterial isolates belonging to the family Enterobacteriacea from the oral secretions of field-collected caterpillars...
February 2017: Molecular Plant-microbe Interactions: MPMI
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