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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231117/compositional-analysis-of-whole-grains-processed-grains-grain-co-products-and-other-carbohydrate-sources-with-applicability-to-pet-animal-nutrition
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Alison N Beloshapka, Preston R Buff, George C Fahey, Kelly S Swanson
Our objective was to measure the proximate, starch, amino acid, and mineral compositions of grains, grain co-products, and other carbohydrate sources with potential use in pet foods. Thirty-two samples from barley (barley flake, cut barley, ground pearled barley, malted barley, whole pearled barley, pearled barley flakes, and steamed rolled barley); oats (groats, ground oatmeal, ground steamed groats, instant oats, oat bran, oat fiber, oat flour, quick oats, regular rolled oats, steamed rolled oat groats, and steel cut groats); rice (brown rice, polished rice, defatted rice bran, and rice flour); and miscellaneous carbohydrate sources (canary grass seed, hulled millet, whole millet, quinoa, organic spelt hull pellets, potato flake, sorghum, whole wheat, and whole yellow corn) were analyzed...
March 25, 2016: Foods (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222695/evolution-and-expression-of-the-fructokinase-gene-family-in-saccharum
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Yihong Chen, Qing Zhang, Weichang Hu, Xingtan Zhang, Liming Wang, Xiuting Hua, Qingyi Yu, Ray Ming, Jisen Zhang
BACKGROUND: Sugarcane is an important sugar crop contributing up to about 80% of the world sugar production. Efforts to characterize the genes involved in sugar metabolism at the molecular level are growing since increasing sugar content is a major goal in the breeding of new sugarcane varieties. Fructokinases (FRK) are the main fructose phosphorylating enzymes with high substrate specificity and affinity. RESULTS: In this study, by combining comparative genomics approaches with BAC resources, seven fructokinase genes were identified in S...
February 21, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221926/evaluation-of-selected-nutrients-and-contaminants-in-distillers-grains-from-ethanol-production-in-texas
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Kyung-Min Lee, Timothy J Herrman, Lynn Post
This article contains the results of the evaluation of distillers grain (DG) coproducts from different ethanol plants around the United States and supplemented in animal diets in Texas, based on samples analyzed from 2008 to 2014. The samples were assessed for concentration, occurrence, and prevalence of selected nutrients and contaminants. Protein and sulfur contents of DG were largely different between maize and sorghum coproducts, as well as wet distillers grain with solubles (WDGS) and dried distillers grain with solubles (DDGS), indicating a significant effect of grain feedstock and dry grind process stream on DG composition and quality...
September 2016: Journal of Food Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220136/novel-sources-of-witchweed-striga-resistance-from-wild-sorghum-accessions
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Dorothy A Mbuvi, Clet W Masiga, Eric Kuria, Joel Masanga, Mark Wamalwa, Abdallah Mohamed, Damaris A Odeny, Nada Hamza, Michael P Timko, Steven Runo
Sorghum is a major food staple in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), but its production is constrained by the parasitic plant Striga that attaches to the roots of many cereals crops and causes severe stunting and loss of yield. Away from cultivated farmland, wild sorghum accessions grow as weedy plants and have shown remarkable immunity to Striga. We sought to determine the extent of the resistance to Striga in wild sorghum plants. Our screening strategy involved controlled laboratory assays of rhizotrons, where we artificially infected sorghum with Striga, as well as field experiments at three sites, where we grew sorghum with a natural Striga infestation...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218978/biochemical-characterization-of-metabolism-based-atrazine-resistance-in-amaranthus-tuberculatus-and-identification-of-an-expressed-gst-associated-with-resistance
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Anton F Evans, Sarah R O'Brien, Rong Ma, Aaron G Hager, Chance W Riggins, Kris N Lambert, Dean E Riechers
Rapid detoxification of atrazine in naturally tolerant crops such as maize (Zea mays) and grain sorghum (Sorghum bicolor) results from glutathione S-transferase (GST) activity. In previous research, two atrazine-resistant waterhemp (Amaranthus tuberculatus) populations from Illinois, U.S.A. (designated ACR and MCR) displayed rapid formation of atrazine-glutathione (GSH) conjugates, implicating elevated rates of metabolism as the resistance mechanism. Our main objective was to utilize protein purification combined with qualitative proteomics to investigate the hypothesis that enhanced atrazine detoxification, catalyzed by distinct GSTs, confers resistance in ACR and MCR...
February 20, 2017: Plant Biotechnology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205235/differences-in-the-nutrient-concentrations-in-vitro-methanogenic-potential-and-other-fermentative-traits-of-tropical-grasses-and-legumes-for-beef-production-systems-in-northern-australia
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Zoey Durmic, Carlos A Ramírez-Restrepo, Chris Gardiner, Christopher J O'Neill, Eman Hussein, Phillip E Vercoe
BACKGROUND: In northern Australia, beef cattle grazed extensively on tropical rangelands are responsible for 5 % of the nation's total greenhouse gas emissions. Methane (CH4 ) is a potent greenhouse gas and in grazing ruminants might be mitigated by selecting forages that, when consumed, produce less CH4 when fermented by rumen microbes. This study examined variability in the in vitro fermentation patterns including CH4 production of selected tropical grasses and legumes to identify candidates for CH4 mitigation in grazing livestock in northern Australia...
February 16, 2017: Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199876/the-effect-of-sewage-sludge-application-on-soil-properties-and-willow-salix-sp-cultivation
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Magdalena Urbaniak, Anna Wyrwicka, Wojciech Tołoczko, Liliana Serwecińska, Marek Zieliński
The aim of the study was to determine the impact of sewage sludge from three wastewater treatment plants of different sizes (small, medium and large) applied in two doses (3 and 9 tons per hectare) on soil properties, determined as the content of organic carbon and humus fractions, bacterial abundance, phytotoxicity and PCDD/PCDF TEQ concentrations. The study also evaluated the impact of this sewage sludge on the biometric and physiological parameters and detoxification reaction of willow (Salix sp.) as a typical crop used for the remediation of soil following sludge application...
February 12, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198183/heating-reduces-proso-millet-protein-digestibility-via-formation-of-hydrophobic-aggregates
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Paridhi Gulati, Aixia Li, David Holding, Dipak Santra, Yue Zhang, Devin J Rose
Proso millet protein has reported structural similarities with sorghum. In order to explore the potential of this crop as an alternative protein source for people with gluten sensitivity, in vitro protein digestibility was analyzed. Dehulled proso millet flour was subjected to various processing techniques (dry heating and wet heating). Regardless of the processing technique there was a significant decline in digestibility of protein in proso millet flour when compared with unprocessed flour (from 79.7 ± 0...
February 23, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186631/dna-methylation-and-gene-expression-regulation-associated-with-vascularization-in-sorghum-bicolor
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Gina M Turco, Kaisa Kajala, Govindarajan Kunde-Ramamoorthy, Chew-Yee Ngan, Andrew Olson, Shweta Deshphande, Denis Tolkunov, Barbara Waring, Scott Stelpflug, Patricia Klein, Jeremy Schmutz, Shawn Kaeppler, Doreen Ware, Chia-Lin Wei, J Peter Etchells, Siobhan M Brady
Plant secondary cell walls constitute the majority of plant biomass. They are predominantly found in xylem cells, which are derived from vascular initials during vascularization. Little is known about these processes in grass species despite their emerging importance as biomass feedstocks. The targeted biofuel crop Sorghum bicolor has a sequenced and well-annotated genome, making it an ideal monocot model for addressing vascularization and biomass deposition. Here we generated tissue-specific transcriptome and DNA methylome data from sorghum shoots, roots and developing root vascular and nonvascular tissues...
February 10, 2017: New Phytologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184227/using-ceres-maize-and-enso-as-decision-support-tools-to-evaluate-climate-sensitive-farm-management-practices-for-maize-production-in-the-northern-regions-of-ghana
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Dilys S MacCarthy, Samuel G K Adiku, Bright S Freduah, Francis Gbefo, Alpha Y Kamara
Maize (Zea mays) has traditionally been a major cereal staple in southern Ghana. Through breeding and other crop improvement efforts, the zone of cultivation of maize has now extended to the northern regions of Ghana which, hitherto, were the home to sorghum and millet as the major cereals. Maize yield in the northern Ghana is hampered by three major biophysical constraints, namely, poor soil fertility, low soil water storage capacity and climate variability. In this study we used the DSSAT crop model to assess integrated water and soil management strategies that combined the pre-season El-Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO)-based weather forecasting in selecting optimal planting time, at four locations in the northern regions of Ghana...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178571/genome-wide-identification-and-analysis-of-biotic-and-abiotic-stress-regulation-of-small-heat-shock-protein-hsp20-family-genes-in-bread-wheat
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Senthilkumar K Muthusamy, Monika Dalal, Viswanathan Chinnusamy, Kailash C Bansal
Small Heat Shock Proteins (sHSPs)/HSP20 are molecular chaperones that protect plants by preventing protein aggregation during abiotic stress conditions, especially heat stress. Due to global climate change, high temperature is emerging as a major threat to wheat productivity. Thus, the identification of HSP20 and analysis of HSP transcriptional regulation under different abiotic stresses in wheat would help in understanding the role of these proteins in abiotic stress tolerance. We used sequences of known rice and Arabidopsis HSP20 HMM profiles as queries against publicly available wheat genome and wheat full length cDNA databases (TriFLDB) to identify the respective orthologues from wheat...
January 22, 2017: Journal of Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177377/impact-of-varying-analytical-methodologies-on-grain-particle-size-determination
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J R Kalivoda, C K Jones, C R Stark
The determination of particle size is an important quality control measurement for feed manufacturers, nutritionists, and producers. The current approved method for determining the geometric mean diameter by weight (d) and geometric standard deviation (S) of grains is standard ANSI/ASAE S319.4. This method controls many variables, including the suggested quantity of initial material and the type, number, and size of sieves. However, the method allows for variations in sieving time, sieve agitators, and the use of a dispersion agent...
January 2017: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174773/dietary-fibre-based-scfa-mixtures-promote-both-protection-and-repair-of-intestinal-epithelial-barrier-function-in-a-caco-2-cell-model
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Tingting Chen, Choon Young Kim, Amandeep Kaur, Lisa Lamothe, Maliha Shaikh, Ali Keshavarzian, Bruce R Hamaker
Impaired gut barrier function plays an important role in the development of many diseases such as obesity, inflammatory bowel disease, and in HIV infection. Dietary fibres have been shown to improve intestinal barrier function through their fermentation products, short chain fatty acids (SCFAs), and the effects of individual SCFAs have been studied. Here, different SCFA mixtures representing possible compositions from fibre fermentation products were studied for protective and reparative effects on intestinal barrier function...
February 8, 2017: Food & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174576/comparative-analysis-of-agpase-genes-and-encoded-proteins-in-eight-monocots-and-three-dicots-with-emphasis-on-wheat
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Ritu Batra, Gautam Saripalli, Amita Mohan, Saurabh Gupta, Kulvinder S Gill, Pritish K Varadwaj, Harindra S Balyan, Pushpendra K Gupta
ADP-glucose pyrophosphorylase (AGPase) is a heterotetrameric enzyme with two large subunits (LS) and two small subunits (SS). It plays a critical role in starch biosynthesis. We are reporting here detailed structure, function and evolution of the genes encoding the LS and the SS among monocots and dicots. "True" orthologs of maize Sh2 (AGPase LS) and Bt2 (AGPase SS) were identified in seven other monocots and three dicots; structure of the enzyme at protein level was also studied. Novel findings of the current study include the following: (i) at the DNA level, the genes controlling the SS are more conserved than those controlling the LS; the variation in both is mainly due to intron number, intron length and intron phase distribution; (ii) at protein level, the SS genes are more conserved relative to those for LS; (iii) "QTCL" motif present in SS showed evolutionary differences in AGPase belonging to wheat 7BS, T...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174088/casul-a-new-lectin-isolated-from-calliandra-surinamensis-leaf-pinnulae-with-cytotoxicity-to-cancer-cells-antimicrobial-activity-and-antibiofilm-effect
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Thamara Figueiredo Procópio, Leydianne Leite de Siqueira Patriota, Maiara Celine de Moura, Pollyanna Michelle da Silva, Ana Patrícia Silva de Oliveira, Lidiane Vasconcelos do Nascimento Carvalho, Thâmarah de Albuquerque Lima, Tatiana Soares, Túlio Diego da Silva, Luana Cassandra Breitenbach Barroso Coelho, Maira Galdino da Rocha Pitta, Moacyr Jesus Barreto de Melo Rêgo, Regina Celia Bressan Queiroz de Figueiredo, Patrícia Maria Guedes Paiva, Thiago Henrique Napoleão
This work describes the isolation of a lectin (CasuL) from the leaf pinnulae of Calliandra surinamensis and the evaluation of its cytotoxic, antimicrobial and antibiofilm properties. Proteins from pinnulae extract were precipitated with ammonium sulphate (60% saturation) and submitted to Sephadex G-75 chromatography, which yielded isolated CasuL (purification factor: 113). Native CasuL is an acidic protein (pI 5.82) with a relative molecular mass of 48kDa. This lectin is also an oligomeric protein composed of three subunits and mass spectrometry revealed similarities with a Sorghum bicolor protein...
February 5, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168408/ssr-enriched-genetic-linkage-maps-of-bermudagrass-cynodon-dactylon%C3%A2-%C3%A3-%C3%A2-transvaalensis-and-their-comparison-with-allied-plant-genomes
#16
Sameer Khanal, Changsoo Kim, Susan A Auckland, Lisa K Rainville, Jeevan Adhikari, Brian M Schwartz, Andrew H Paterson
We report SSR-enriched genetic maps of bermudagrass that: (1) reveal partial residual polysomic inheritance in the tetraploid species, and (2) provide insights into the evolution of chloridoid genomes. This study describes genetic linkage maps of two bermudagrass species, Cynodon dactylon (T89) and Cynodon transvaalensis (T574), that integrate heterologous microsatellite markers from sugarcane into frameworks built with single-dose restriction fragments (SDRFs). A maximum likelihood approach was used to construct two separate parental maps from a population of 110 F1 progeny of a cross between the two parents...
February 6, 2017: TAG. Theoretical and Applied Genetics. Theoretische und Angewandte Genetik
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163916/effects-of-total-replacement-of-corn-silage-with-sorghum-silage-on-milk-yield-composition-and-quality
#17
M Cattani, N Guzzo, R Mantovani, L Bailoni
BACKGROUND: In the last years, difficulties occurring in corn cultivation (i.e., groundwater shortages, mycotoxin contamination) have been forcing dairy farmers to consider alternative silages. Some experiments conducted on lactating cows have proven that the total replacement of corn silage with sorghum silage did not reduce milk yield. However, this kind of substitution involves supplementing sorghum-based diets with grains, to compensate for the lower starch content of sorghum silage compared to corn silage...
2017: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28158828/integrative-control-between-proton-pumps-and-sos1-antiporters-in-roots-is-crucial-for-maintaining-low-na-accumulation-and-salt-tolerance-in-ammonium-supplied-sorghum-bicolor
#18
Rafael de Souza Miranda, Rosilene Oliveira Mesquita, José Hélio Costa, Juan Carlos Alvarez-Pizarro, José Tarquinio Prisco, Enéas Gomes-Filho
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 31, 2017: Plant & Cell Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155259/complementary-cereals-and-legumes-for-health-synergistic-interaction-of-sorghum-flavones-and-cowpea-flavonols-against-lps-induced-inflammation-in-colonic-myofibroblasts
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Shima Agah, Hyemee Kim, Susanne Talcott, Joseph M Awika
SCOPE: Cereals and legumes are traditionally consumed together in many cultures, and may provide complementary health benefits beyond what is known about improved indispensable amino acid intake. Here we use an in vitro model of inflammatory pathways to investigate whether the different flavonoids in sorghum and cowpea could synergistically reduce inflammation. METHODS AND RESULTS: Interactive effect of combining apigenin and quercetin, as well as extracts (70% acetone, v/v) from a flavone-dominated white sorghum and flavonol-dominated white cowpea, against LPS-induced NF-κB and downstream cytokines (TNF-α, IL-6, IL-8) gene and protein expression was evaluated using the CCD18co colon myofibroblasts...
February 3, 2017: Molecular Nutrition & Food Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150951/in-situ-evaluation-of-crop-productivity-and-bioaccumulation-of-heavy-metals-in-paddy-soils-after-remediation-of-metal-contaminated-soils
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Shin Woong Kim, Yooeun Chae, Jongmin Moon, Dokyung Kim, Rongxue Cui, Gyeonghyeon An, Seung-Woo Jeong, Youn-Joo An
Soils contaminated with heavy metals have been reused for agricultural, building, and industrial uses following remediation. This study assesses plant growth and bioaccumulation of heavy metals following remediation of industrially contaminated soil. The soil was collected from a field site near a nonferrous smelter and was subjected to laboratory- and field-scale studies. Soil from the contaminated site was remediated by washing with acid or mixed with soil taken from a distant uncontaminated site. The activities of various soil exoenzymes, the rate of plant growth, and the bioaccumulations of six heavy metals were measured to assess the efficacy of these bioremediation techniques...
February 2, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
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