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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530552/physicochemical-properties-and-starch-digestibility-of-whole-grain-sorghums-millet-quinoa-and-amaranth-flours-as-affected-by-starch-and-non-starch-constituents
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Sathaporn Srichuwong, Delphine Curti, Sean Austin, Roberto King, Lisa Lamothe, Hugo Gloria-Hernandez
Minor grains such as sorghum, millet, quinoa and amaranth can be alternatives to wheat and corn as ingredients for whole grain and gluten-free products. In this study, influences of starch structures and other grain constituents on physicochemical properties and starch digestibility of whole flours made from these grains were investigated. Starches were classified into two groups according to their amylopectin branch chain-length: (i) quinoa, amaranth, wheat (shorter chains); and (ii) sorghum, millet, corn (longer chains)...
October 15, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530166/quorum-sensing-and-rsam-regulons-of-the-rice-pathogen-pseudomonas-fuscovaginae
#2
Gordana Uzelac, Hitendra Kumar Patel, Giulia Devescovi, Danilo Licastro, Vittorio Venturi
Pseudomonas fuscovaginae (Pfv) is an emerging plant pathogen causing sheath brown rot in rice, as well as diseases in other gramineae food crops including maize, sorghum and wheat. Pfv possesses two conserved N-acyl homoserine lactone (AHL) quorum sensing (QS) systems called PfvI/R and PfsI/R, which are repressed by RsaL and RsaM, respectively. The two systems are not hierarchically organized and are involved in plant virulence. In this study the AHL QS PfsI/R, PfvI/R and RsaM regulons were determined by transcriptomic analysis...
May 22, 2017: Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529519/genome-wide-identification-of-sorghum-bicolor-laccases-reveals-potential-targets-for-lignin-modification
#3
Jinhui Wang, Juanjuan Feng, Weitao Jia, Pengxiang Fan, Hexigeduleng Bao, Shizhong Li, Yinxin Li
Laccase is a key enzyme in plant lignin biosynthesis as it catalyzes the final step of monolignols polymerization. Sweet sorghum [Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench] is considered as an ideal feedstock for ethanol production, but lignin greatly limits the production efficiency. No comprehensive analysis on laccase has ever been conducted in S. bicolor, although it appears as the most promising target for engineering lignocellulosic feedstock. The aim of our work is to systematically characterize S. bicolor laccase gene family and to identify the lignin-specific candidates...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529518/genetic-variability-genotype-%C3%A3-environment-interaction-correlation-and-gge-biplot-analysis-for-grain-iron-and-zinc-concentration-and-other-agronomic-traits-in-ril-population-of-sorghum-sorghum-bicolor-l-moench
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Rahul M Phuke, Kotla Anuradha, Kommineni Radhika, Farzana Jabeen, Ghanta Anuradha, Thatikunta Ramesh, K Hariprasanna, Shivaji P Mehtre, Santosh P Deshpande, Gaddameedi Anil, Roma R Das, Abhishek Rathore, Tom Hash, Belum V S Reddy, Are Ashok Kumar
The low grain iron and zinc densities are well documented problems in food crops, affecting crop nutritional quality especially in cereals. Sorghum is a major source of energy and micronutrients for majority of population in Africa and central India. Understanding genetic variation, genotype × environment interaction and association between these traits is critical for development of improved cultivars with high iron and zinc. A total of 336 sorghum RILs (Recombinant Inbred Lines) were evaluated for grain iron and zinc concentration along with other agronomic traits for 2 years at three locations...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527803/using-brown-midrib-6-dwarf-forage-sorghum-silage-and-fall-grown-oat-silage-in-lactating-dairy-cow-rations
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M T Harper, J Oh, F Giallongo, J C Lopes, G W Roth, A N Hristov
Double cropping and increasing crop diversity could improve dairy farm economic and environmental sustainability. In this experiment, corn silage was partially replaced with 2 alternative forages, brown midrib-6 brachytic dwarf forage sorghum (Sorghum bicolor) or fall-grown oat (Avena sativa) silage, in the diet of lactating dairy cows. We investigated the effect on dry matter (DM) intake, milk yield (MY), milk components and fatty acid profile, apparent total-tract nutrient digestibility, N utilization, enteric methane emissions, and income over feed cost...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523007/transcriptomic-identification-of-drought-related-genes-and-ssr-markers-in-sudan-grass-based-on-rna-seq
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Yongqun Zhu, Xia Wang, Linkai Huang, Chaowen Lin, Xinquan Zhang, Wenzhi Xu, Jianhua Peng, Zhou Li, Haidong Yan, Fuxiang Luo, Xie Wang, Li Yao, Dandan Peng
Sudan grass (Sorghum sudanense) is an annual warm-season gramineous forage grass that is widely used as pasture, hay, and silage. However, drought stress severely impacts its yield, and there is limited information about the mechanisms of drought tolerance in Sudan grass. In this study, we used next-generation sequencing to identify differentially expressed genes (DEGs) in the Sudan grass variety Wulate No.1, and we developed simple sequence repeat (SSR) markers associated with drought stress. From 852,543,826 raw reads, nearly 816,854,366 clean reads were identified and used for analysis...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498906/heap-a-highly-sensitive-and-accurate-snp-detection-tool-for-low-coverage-high-throughput-sequencing-data
#7
Masaaki Kobayashi, Hajime Ohyanagi, Hideki Takanashi, Satomi Asano, Toru Kudo, Hiromi Kajiya-Kanegae, Atsushi J Nagano, Hitoshi Tainaka, Tsuyoshi Tokunaga, Takashi Sazuka, Hiroyoshi Iwata, Nobuhiro Tsutsumi, Kentaro Yano
Recent availability of large-scale genomic resources enables us to conduct so called genome-wide association studies (GWAS) and genomic prediction (GP) studies, particularly with next-generation sequencing (NGS) data. The effectiveness of GWAS and GP depends on not only their mathematical models, but the quality and quantity of variants employed in the analysis. In NGS single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) calling, conventional tools ideally require more reads for higher SNP sensitivity and accuracy. In this study, we aimed to develop a tool, Heap, that enables robustly sensitive and accurate calling of SNPs, particularly with a low coverage NGS data, which must be aligned to the reference genome sequences in advance...
May 11, 2017: DNA Research: An International Journal for Rapid Publication of Reports on Genes and Genomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494283/preliminary-study-of-phytoremediation-of-brownfield-soil-contaminated-by-pahs
#8
Šárka Petrová, Jan Rezek, Petr Soudek, Tomáš Vaněk
Our project was aimed at improving a brownfield in the city of Kladno, where an old steel producing facility used to be in operation. Ecological risk is mainly caused by the processing of co-products during coal production (tars, oils). Knowledge of toxicology and environmental aspects can help us protect human health and the environment. Primarily, we focused on soil sampling and identification of pollutants. Results showed that organic contamination on the site is very high. Average concentration of total petroleum carbon in the soil was about 13g/kg DW, which is much more than the maximum allowed concentration...
May 7, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493385/effects-of-25-hydroxycholecalciferol-with-two-d3-vitamin-levels-on-production-and-immunity-parameters-in-broiler-chickens
#9
J R Vazquez, G V Gómez, C C López, A C Cortés, A C Díaz, S R T Fernández, E M Rosales, A G Avila
This study was performed in Ross 308 chickens aged 1-21 days and aimed to evaluate whether the addition of 25-hydroxycholecalciferol (25(OH)D3 ) to broiler chicken diets affects their growth performance and immunity. A completely random 2 × 2 factorial arrangement was used with two levels of vitamin D3 and the absence or presence of 25(OH)D3 , corresponding to four treatments based on sorghum + soya bean diets: (i) 200 IU of vitamin D3 /kg of feed (Diet 1) (NRC, ), (ii) Diet 1 + 69 μg of 25(OH)D3 /kg of feed (Diet 2), (iii) 5,000 IU of vitamin D3 /kg of feed (Diet 3) and (iv) Diet 3 + 69 μg of 25(OH)D3 /kg of feed (Diet 4)...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491078/the-importance-of-being-on-time-regulatory-networks-controlling-photoperiodic-flowering-in-cereals
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Vittoria Brambilla, Jorge Gomez-Ariza, Martina Cerise, Fabio Fornara
Flowering is the result of the coordination between genetic information and environmental cues. Gene regulatory networks have evolved in plants in order to measure diurnal and seasonal variation of day length (or photoperiod), thus aligning the reproductive phase with the most favorable season of the year. The capacity of plants to discriminate distinct photoperiods classifies them into long and short day species, depending on the conditions that induce flowering. Plants of tropical origin and adapted to short day lengths include rice, maize, and sorghum, whereas wheat and barley were originally domesticated in the Fertile Crescent and are considered long day species...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488116/sucrose-purification-and-repeated-ethanol-production-from-sugars-remaining-in-sweet-sorghum-juice-subjected-to-a-membrane-separation-process
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Kengo Sasaki, Yota Tsuge, Hideo Kawaguchi, Masahiro Yasukawa, Daisuke Sasaki, Takashi Sazuka, Eiji Kamio, Chiaki Ogino, Hideto Matsuyama, Akihiko Kondo
The juice from sweet sorghum cultivar SIL-05 (harvested at physiological maturity) was extracted, and the component sucrose and reducing sugars (such as glucose and fructose) were subjected to a membrane separation process to purify the sucrose for subsequent sugar refining and to obtain a feedstock for repeated bioethanol production. Nanofiltration (NF) of an ultrafiltration (UF) permeate using an NTR-7450 membrane (Nitto Denko Corporation, Osaka, Japan) concentrated the juice and produced a sucrose-rich fraction (143...
May 10, 2017: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485116/effect-of-grape-pomace-on-fermentation-quality-and-aerobic-stability-of-sweet-sorghum-silage
#12
Ping Li, Yixin Shen, Minghong You, Yu Zhang, Jiajun Yan, Daxue Li, Shiqie Bai
The objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of grape pomace (GP) with different adding levels (0%, 5%, 10% and 15%, fresh matter basis), alone (GP-LAB) or in combine with an inoculant LAB (GP+LAB), on the fermentation quality and aerobic stability of sweet sorghum silage. After 90 days of ensiling in vacuumized mini-silos, silages were subject to a 7-day aerobic stability test, in which chemical, microbial and polyphenol composition were measured. In the GP-LAB group, adding GP decreased (P < 0...
May 8, 2017: Animal Science Journal, Nihon Chikusan Gakkaihō
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481403/contribution-of-morphoagronomic-traits-to-grain-yield-and-earliness-in-grain-sorghum
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K J da Silva, P E Teodoro, C B de Menezes, M P M Júlio, V F de Souza, M J da Silva, L D Pimentel, A Borém
Given the importance of selecting lines to obtain hybrids, we aimed to verify the relationship between morphological traits that can be used as the criteria for the selection of sorghum lines with high grain yield and earliness. A total of 18 traits were evaluated in 160 sorghum elite lines, in an incomplete block design with two replicates. A correlation network was used to graphically express the estimates of phenotypic and genotypic correlations between the traits. Two path analyses were processed, the first considering grain yield and the second considering flowering as the principle dependent variable...
May 4, 2017: Genetics and Molecular Research: GMR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480497/expression-analysis-of-genes-encoding-double-b-box-zinc-finger-proteins-in-maize
#14
Wenlan Li, Jingchao Wang, Qi Sun, Wencai Li, Yanli Yu, Meng Zhao, Zhaodong Meng
The B-box proteins play key roles in plant development. The double B-box (DBB) family is one of the subfamily of the B-box family, with two B-box domains and without a CCT domain. In this study, 12 maize double B-box genes (ZmDBBs) were identified through a genome-wide survey. Phylogenetic analysis of DBB proteins from maize, rice, Sorghum bicolor, Arabidopsis, and poplar classified them into five major clades. Gene duplication analysis indicated that segmental duplications made a large contribution to the expansion of ZmDBBs...
May 8, 2017: Functional & Integrative Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476772/biosynthesis-of-the-pharmaceutically-important-fungal-ergot-alkaloid-dihydrolysergic-acid-requires-a-specialized-allele-of-cloa
#15
Stephanie L Arnold, Daniel G Panaccione
Ergot alkaloids are fungal specialized metabolites that are important as the bases of several pharmaceuticals. Many ergot alkaloids are derivatives of lysergic acid (LA) and have vasoconstrictive activity, whereas several dihydrolysergic acid (DHLA) derivatives are vasorelaxant. The pathway to LA is established, with the P450 monooxygenase CloA playing a key role in oxidizing its substrate agroclavine to LA. We analyzed the activities of products of cloA alleles from different fungi relative to DHLA biosynthesis by expressing them in a mutant of the fungus Neosartorya fumigata that accumulates festuclavine, the precursor to DHLA...
May 5, 2017: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469416/transcriptologs-a-transcriptome-based-approach-to-predict-orthology-relationships
#16
Luca Ambrosino, Maria Luisa Chiusano
The detection of orthologs is a key approach in genomics, useful to understand gene evolution and phylogenetic relationships and essential for gene function prediction. However, a reliable annotation of the encoded protein regions is still a limiting aspect in genomics, mainly due to the lack of confirmatory experimental evidence at proteome level. Nevertheless, the current ortholog collections are generally based on protein sequence comparisons, in addition to the availability of large transcriptome sequence collections...
2017: Bioinformatics and Biology Insights
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467488/accelerated-development-in-johnsongrass-seedlings-sorghum-halepense-suppresses-the-growth-of-native-grasses-through-size-asymmetric-competition
#17
Susanne Schwinning, Heather Meckel, Lara G Reichmann, H Wayne Polley, Philip A Fay
Invasive plant species often dominate native species in competition, augmenting other potential advantages such as release from natural enemies. Resource pre-emption may be a particularly important mechanism for establishing dominance over competitors of the same functional type. We hypothesized that competitive success of an exotic grass against native grasses is mediated by establishing an early size advantage. We tested this prediction among four perennial C4 warm-season grasses: the exotic weed Johnsongrass (Sorghum halepense), big bluestem (Andropogon gerardii), little bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparius) and switchgrass (Panicum virgatum)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28464063/the-plant-orthology-browser-an-orthology-and-gene-order-visualizer-for-plant-comparative-genomics
#18
Dan Tulpan, Serge Leger
Worldwide genome sequencing efforts for plants with medium and large genomes require identification and visualization of orthologous genes, while their syntenic conservation becomes the pinnacle of any comparative and functional genomics study. Using gene models for 20 fully sequenced plant genomes, including model organisms and staple crops such as Coss., (L.) Heynh., (L.) Beauv., turnip ( L.), barley ( L.), rice ( L.), sorghum [ (L.) Moench], wheat ( L.), red wild einkorn ( Tumanian ex Gandilyan), and maize ( L...
March 2017: Plant Genome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28461731/identification-of-aroma-volatiles-and-understanding-2-acetyl-1-pyrroline-biosynthetic-mechanism-in-aromatic-mung-bean-vigna-radiata-l-wilczek
#19
Usmangani Attar, Vidya Hinge, Rahul Zanan, Rahul Adhav, Altafhusain Nadaf
Mung bean having high food value and easily digestible proteins, is one of the socioeconomically important crop of India. Among the varied cultivars, Sona mung is having aroma and hence popularly cultivated in the pockets of Ganga river basin at Bhutnir char village of Malda District in the West Bengal state. In the present study, aroma volatiles with special reference to 2-acetyl-1-pyrroline (2AP) were analyzed using HS-SPME-GCMS from Sona mung bean and compared with non-scented mung bean (PHULE M-9339). 26 volatiles in seeds of Sona mung and 20 in non-scented mung bean were identified, in which 3,7-dimethyl-6-octenal, (2E)-2-decen-1-ol, 2-ethyl-1-dodecanol and 3,5,5-trimethyl-2-cyclohexene-1-one are first time reported...
April 2017: Physiology and Molecular Biology of Plants: An International Journal of Functional Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28456920/non-enhanced-phytoextraction-of-cadmium-zinc-and-lead-by-high-yielding-crops
#20
Markéta Mayerová, Šárka Petrová, Mikuláš Madaras, Jan Lipavský, Tomáš Šimon, Tomáš Vaněk
Heavy metal soil contamination from mining and smelting has been reported in several regions around the world, and phytoextraction, using plants to accumulate risk elements in aboveground harvestable organs, is a useful method of substantially reducing this contamination. In our 3-year experiment, we tested the hypothesis that phytoextraction can be successful in local soil conditions without external fertilizer input. The phytoextraction efficiency of 15 high-yielding crop species was assessed in a field experiment performed at the Litavka River alluvium in the Příbram region of Czechia...
April 30, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
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