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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432098/inhibitory-effect-of-coumarin-on-syntrophic-fatty-acid-oxidizing-and-methanogenic-cultures-and-biogas-reactor-microbiomes
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Denny Popp, Caroline M Plugge, Sabine Kleinsteuber, Hauke Harms, Heike Sträuber
Coumarins are widely found in plants as natural constituents having antimicrobial activity. When considering plants rich in coumarins for biogas production, adverse effects on microorganisms driving the anaerobic digestion process are expected. Furthermore, coumarin derivatives like warfarin, which are used as anti-coagulating medicine, are found in wastewater affecting its treatment. Coumarin as the structure common to all coumarins inhibits the anaerobic digestion process. However, details of this inhibition are still elusive...
April 21, 2017: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426175/differences-in-xylem-and-leaf-hydraulic-traits-explain-differences-in-drought-tolerance-among-mature-amazon-rainforest-trees
#2
Thomas L Powell, James K Wheeler, Alex A R de Oliveira, Antonio Carlos Lola da Costa, Scott R Saleska, Patrick Meir, Paul R Moorcroft
Considerable uncertainty surrounds the impacts of anthropogenic climate change on the composition and structure Amazon forests. Two large-scale ecosystem drought experiments in the eastern Brazilian Amazon observed increases in mortality rates among some tree species but not others; and therefore, the physiological traits underpinning these differential demographic responses were investigated. Xylem pressure at 50% conductivity (xylem-P50 ), leaf turgor loss point (TLP), cellular osmotic potential (πo ) and cellular bulk modulus of elasticity (ε), all traits mechanistically linked to drought tolerance, were measured on upper canopy branches and leaves of mature trees from selected species growing at the two drought experiment sites...
April 20, 2017: Global Change Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424731/identification-of-tify-family-genes-and-analysis-of-their-expression-profiles-in-response-to-phytohormone-treatments-and-melampsora-larici-populina-infection-in-poplar
#3
Wenxiu Xia, Hongyan Yu, Pei Cao, Jie Luo, Nian Wang
The TIFY domain contains approximately 36 conserved amino acids that form the core motif TIF[F/Y]XG, and they were reported to play important roles in plant growth, tissue development and defense regulation. Moreover, more and more evidence has shown that some members of the TIFY gene family perform their functions by modulating plant hormone signaling pathways. Poplar trees are found worldwide, and they comprise approximately 30 species. Benefit from the importance of poplar and its advanced platform, this tree is considered to be the model perennial plant...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424729/genome-wide-identification-and-analyses-of-calmodulins-and-calmodulin-like-proteins-in-lotus-japonicas
#4
Jinqiu Liao, Jiabin Deng, Zongzhi Qin, Jiayong Tang, Maorong Shu, Chunbang Ding, Jing Liu, Chao Hu, Ming Yuan, Yan Huang, Ruiwu Yang, Yonghong Zhou
L. japonicus, a model plant of legumes plants, is widely used in symbiotic nitrogen fixation. A large number of studies on it have been published based on the genetic, biochemical, structural studies. These results are secondhand reports that CaM is a key regulator during Rhizobial infection. In plants, there are multiple CaM genes encoding several CaM isoforms with only minor amino acid differences. Moreover, the regulation mechanism of this family of proteins during rhizobia infection is still unclear. In the current study, a family of genes encoding CaMs and CMLs that possess only the Ca(2+)-binding EF-hand motifs were analyzed...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424707/new-insights-on-leucine-rich-repeats-receptor-like-kinase-orthologous-relationships-in-angiosperms
#5
Jean-François Dufayard, Mathilde Bettembourg, Iris Fischer, Gaetan Droc, Emmanuel Guiderdoni, Christophe Périn, Nathalie Chantret, Anne Diévart
Leucine-Rich Repeats Receptor-Like Kinase (LRR-RLK) genes represent a large and complex gene family in plants, mainly involved in development and stress responses. These receptors are composed of an LRR-containing extracellular domain (ECD), a transmembrane domain (TM) and an intracellular kinase domain (KD). To provide new perspectives on functional analyses of these genes in model and non-model plant species, we performed a phylogenetic analysis on 8,360 LRR-RLK receptors in 31 angiosperm genomes (8 monocots and 23 dicots)...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421325/plant-microbial-competition-for-nitrogen-increases-microbial-activities-and-carbon-loss-in-invaded-soils
#6
Matthew E Craig, Jennifer M Fraterrigo
Many invasive plant species show high rates of nutrient acquisition relative to their competitors. Yet the mechanisms underlying this phenomenon, and its implications for ecosystem functioning, are poorly understood, particularly in nutrient-limited systems. Here, we test the hypothesis that an invasive plant species (Microstegium vimineum) enhances its rate of nitrogen (N) acquisition by outcompeting soil organic matter-degrading microbes for N, which in turn accelerates soil N and carbon (C) cycling. We estimated plant cover as an indicator of plant N acquisition rate and quantified plant tissue N, soil C and N content and transformations, and extracellular enzyme activities in invaded and uninvaded plots...
April 18, 2017: Oecologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421084/characterization-of-the-heme-pocket-structure-and-ligand-binding-kinetics-of-non-symbiotic-hemoglobins-from-the-model-legume-lotus-japonicus
#7
Laura Calvo-Begueria, Bert Cuypers, Sabine Van Doorslaer, Stefania Abbruzzetti, Stefano Bruno, Herald Berghmans, Sylvia Dewilde, Javier Ramos, Cristiano Viappiani, Manuel Becana
Plant hemoglobins (Hbs) are found in nodules of legumes and actinorhizal plants but also in non-symbiotic organs of monocots and dicots. Non-symbiotic Hbs (nsHbs) have been classified into two phylogenetic groups. Class 1 nsHbs show an extremely high O2 affinity and are induced by hypoxia and nitric oxide (NO), whereas class 2 nsHbs have moderate O2 affinity and are induced by cold and cytokinins. The functions of nsHbs are still unclear, but some of them rely on the capacity of hemes to bind diatomic ligands and catalyze the NO dioxygenase (NOD) reaction (oxyferrous Hb + NO → ferric Hb + nitrate)...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414935/cdna-cloning-molecular-modeling-and-docking-calculations-of-l-type-lectins-from-swartzia-simplex-var-grandiflora-leguminosae-papilionoideae-a-member-of-the-tribe-swartzieae
#8
Paulo A C Maranhão, Claudener S Teixeira, Bruno L Sousa, Ito L Barroso-Neto, José E Monteiro-Júnior, Andreia V Fernandes, Marcio V Ramos, Ilka M Vasconcelos, José F C Gonçalves, Bruno A M Rocha, Valder N Freire, Thalles B Grangeiro
The genus Swartzia is a member of the tribe Swartzieae, whose genera constitute the living descendants of one of the early branches of the papilionoid legumes. Legume lectins comprise one of the main families of structurally and evolutionarily related carbohydrate-binding proteins of plant origin. However, these proteins have been poorly investigated in Swartzia and to date, only the lectin from S. laevicarpa seeds (SLL) has been purified. Moreover, no sequence information is known from lectins of any member of the tribe Swartzieae...
April 14, 2017: Phytochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411219/global-scale-structure-of-the-eelgrass-microbiome
#9
Ashkaan K Fahimipour, Melissa R Kardish, Jenna M Lang, Jessica L Green, Jonathan A Eisen, John J Stachowicz
Plant-associated microorganisms are essential for their hosts' survival and performance. Yet, most plant microbiome studies to date have focused on terrestrial species sampled across relatively small spatial scales. Here we report results of a global-scale analysis of microbial communities associated with leaf and root surfaces of the marine eelgrass Zostera marina throughout its range in the Northern Hemisphere. By contrasting host microbiomes with those of surrounding seawater and sediment, we uncovered the structure, composition and variability of microbial communities associated with eelgrass...
April 14, 2017: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407621/potential-applications-of-phyto-derived-ceramides-in-improving-epidermal-barrier-function
#10
Efrem N Tessema, Tsige Gebre-Mariam, Reinhard H H Neubert, Johannes Wohlrab
The outer most layer of the skin, the stratum corneum, consists of corneocytes which are coated by a cornified envelope and embedded in a lipid matrix of ordered lamellar structure. It is responsible for the skin barrier function. Ceramides (CERs) are the backbone of the intercellular lipid membranes. Skin diseases such as atopic dermatitis and psoriasis and aged skin are characterized by dysfunctional skin barrier and dryness which are associated with reduced levels of CERs. Previously, the effectiveness of supplementation of synthetic and animal-based CERs in replenishing the depleted natural skin CERs and restoring the skin barrier function have been investigated...
April 14, 2017: Skin Pharmacology and Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405308/a-gradient-of-nutrient-enrichment-reveals-nonlinear-impacts-of-fertilization-on-arctic-plant-diversity-and-ecosystem-function
#11
Case M Prager, Shahid Naeem, Natalie T Boelman, Jan U H Eitel, Heather E Greaves, Mary A Heskel, Troy S Magney, Duncan N L Menge, Lee A Vierling, Kevin L Griffin
Rapid environmental change at high latitudes is predicted to greatly alter the diversity, structure, and function of plant communities, resulting in changes in the pools and fluxes of nutrients. In Arctic tundra, increased nitrogen (N) and phosphorus (P) availability accompanying warming is known to impact plant diversity and ecosystem function; however, to date, most studies examining Arctic nutrient enrichment focus on the impact of relatively large (>25x estimated naturally occurring N enrichment) doses of nutrients on plant community composition and net primary productivity...
April 2017: Ecology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401336/genome-wide-identification-and-characterization-of-nb-arc-resistant-genes-in-wheat-triticum-aestivum-l-and-their-expression-during-leaf-rust-infection
#12
Saket Chandra, Andaleeb Z Kazmi, Zainab Ahmed, Gargi Roychowdhury, Veena Kumari, Manish Kumar, Kunal Mukhopadhyay
NB-ARC domain-containing resistance genes from the wheat genome were identified, characterized and localized on chromosome arms that displayed differential yet positive response during incompatible and compatible leaf rust interactions. Wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) is an important cereal crop; however, its production is affected severely by numerous diseases including rusts. An efficient, cost-effective and ecologically viable approach to control pathogens is through host resistance. In wheat, high numbers of resistance loci are present but only few have been identified and cloned...
April 11, 2017: Plant Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400779/making-plants-break-a-sweat-the-structure-function-and-evolution-of-plant-salt-glands
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Maheshi Dassanayake, John C Larkin
Salt stress is a complex trait that poses a grand challenge in developing new crops better adapted to saline environments. Some plants, called recretohalophytes, that have naturally evolved to secrete excess salts through salt glands, offer an underexplored genetic resource for examining how plant development, anatomy, and physiology integrate to prevent excess salt from building up to toxic levels in plant tissue. In this review we examine the structure and evolution of salt glands, salt gland-specific gene expression, and the possibility that all salt glands have originated via evolutionary modifications of trichomes...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400175/recombinant-plant-derived-human-ige-glycoproteomics
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Laura Montero-Morales, Daniel Maresch, Alexandra Castilho, Aysegül Turupcu, Kristina Ilieva, Silvia Crescioli, Sophia Karagiannis, Christian Lupinek, Chris Oostenbrink, Friedrich Altmann, Herta Steinkellner
The increasing biotechnological interest in human IgE antibodies demands advanced systems which allow their proper expression. However, this is still a challenge due to the complexity of the molecule, particularly regarding the diverse N-glycosylation pattern. Here, we present the expression of recombinant IgE in wild type and glycan-engineered Nicotiana benthamiana plants and in-depth N-glycosylation analyses. Mass spectrometric profiling revealed that plant IgE has a site occupancy rate that ranges from non-occupied at glycosite 6 (GS6) to 100% occupancy at GS1 and 2...
April 8, 2017: Journal of Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399809/transcriptomic-profiling-of-two-pak-choi-varieties-with-contrasting-anthocyanin-contents-provides-an-insight-into-structural-and-regulatory-genes-in-anthocyanin-biosynthetic-pathway
#15
Lu Zhang, Bin Xu, Tao Wu, Yanfang Yang, Lianxue Fan, Muxuan Wen, Jiaxin Sui
BACKGROUND: The accumulation of anthocyanin in horticultural crops not only improves their stress tolerances but also their nutritional values. Many key regulatory and structural genes in anthocyanin biosynthesis have been identified in model plants, but limited information is available for non-model plant species featured with colored leaves. In this study, two Pak Choi varieties with green or purple leaves were selected to analyze the anthocyanin biosynthesis through RNA-Seq. RESULTS: A total of 2475 unigenes were differentially expressed between these tested varieties, including 1303 down-regulated and 1172 up-regulated genes in the purple-leafed one...
April 11, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399260/the-plant-economics-spectrum-is-structured-by-leaf-habits-and-growth-forms-across-subtropical-species
#16
Yan-Tao Zhao, Arshad Ali, En-Rong Yan
The plant economics spectrum that integrates the combination of leaf and wood syndromes provides a useful framework for the examination of species strategies at the whole-plant level. However, it remains unclear how species that differ in leaf habits and growth forms are integrated within the plant economics spectrum in subtropical forests. We measured five leaf and six wood traits across 58 subtropical plant species, which represented two leaf habits (evergreen vs deciduous) and two growth forms (tree vs shrub) in eastern China...
February 1, 2017: Tree Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398533/quantitative-proteomics-analysis-of-developmental-reprogramming-in-protoplast-of-the-moss-physcomitrella-patens
#17
Xiaoqin Wang, Lu Chen, Aizhen Yang, Chunya Bu, Yikun He
The moss Physcomitrella patens is a model system for studying developmental plant processes. To better understand the biochemical and physiological changes involved in developmental reprogramming, we conducted a quantitative proteomics analysis for protonemata, protoplasts made therefrom and protoplasts regenerated for two days. Using an iTRAQ peptide labelling strategy and liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS), more than 3000 peptides and 1000 proteins were quantified. Of these, 162 proteins were identified as having differential abundances during developmental reprogramming...
April 8, 2017: Plant & Cell Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394116/improvement-of-soil-ecosystem-multifunctionality-by-dissipating-manure-induced-antibiotics-and-resistance-genes
#18
Yuting Liang, Meng Pei, Dandan Wang, Shengnan Cao, Xian Xiao, Bo Sun
The application of animal manure containing antibiotic residues to farmlands as an organic fertilizer causes a long-term potential threat to the ecological environment of farmland. This study analyzed the effects of abating typical antibiotics and resistance genes (ARGs) applied with pig manure on farmland soil as well as on soil ecosystem multifunctionality (EMF) and its influencing factor. The results showed that Lolium multiflorum exhibited significantly stronger abatement of typical antibiotics and ARGs when combined with biochar than when used alone (p < 0...
April 13, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393916/production-and-glyco-engineering-of-immunomodulatory-helminth-glycoproteins-in-plants
#19
Ruud H P Wilbers, Lotte B Westerhof, Kim van Noort, Katja Obieglo, Nicole N Driessen, Bart Everts, Sonja I Gringhuis, Gabriele Schramm, Aska Goverse, Geert Smant, Jaap Bakker, Hermelijn H Smits, Maria Yazdanbakhsh, Arjen Schots, Cornelis H Hokke
Helminth parasites control host-immune responses by secreting immunomodulatory glycoproteins. Clinical trials and mouse model studies have demonstrated the potential of helminth-derived glycoproteins for the treatment of immune-related diseases, like allergies and autoimmune diseases. Studies are however hampered by the limited availability of native parasite-derived proteins. Moreover, recombinant protein production systems have thus far been unable to reconstitute helminth-like glycosylation essential for the functionality of some helminth glycoproteins...
April 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386073/modelling-the-three-dimensional-structure-of-the-right-terminal-domain-of-pospiviroids
#20
Gerhard Steger
Viroids, the smallest know plant pathogens, consist solely of a circular, single-stranded, non-coding RNA. Thus for all of their biological functions, like replication, processing, and transport, they have to present sequence or structural features to exploit host proteins. Viroid binding protein 1 (Virp1) is indispensable for replication of pospiviroids, the largest genus of viroids, in a host plant as well as in protoplasts. Virp1 is known to bind at two sites in the terminal right (TR) domain of pospiviroids; each site consists of a purine- (R-) and a pyrimidine- (Y-)rich motif that are partially base-paired to each other...
April 6, 2017: Scientific Reports
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