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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095626/hsfa1a-upregulates-melatonin-biosynthesis-to-confer-cadmium-tolerance-in-tomato-plants
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Shu-Yu Cai, Yun Zhang, You-Ping Xu, Zhen-Yu Qi, Meng-Qi Li, Golam Jalal Ahammed, Xiao-Jian Xia, Kai Shi, Yan-Hong Zhou, Russel J Reiter, Jing-Quan Yu, Jie Zhou
Melatonin regulates broad aspects of plant responses to various biotic and abiotic stresses, but the upstream regulation of melatonin biosynthesis by these stresses remains largely unknown. Herein, we demonstrate that transcription factor heat shock factor A1a (HsfA1a) conferred cadmium (Cd) tolerance to tomato plants, in part through its positive role in inducing melatonin biosynthesis under Cd stress. Analysis of leaf phenotype, chlorophyll content and photosynthetic efficiency revealed that silencing of the HsfA1a gene decreased Cd tolerance, whereas its overexpression enhanced plant tolerance to Cd...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Pineal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088182/overexpression-of-wheat-ferritin-gene-tafer-5b-enhances-tolerance-to-heat-stress-and-other-abiotic-stresses-associated-with-the-ros-scavenging
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Xinshan Zang, Xiaoli Geng, Fei Wang, Zhenshan Liu, Liyuan Zhang, Yue Zhao, Xuejun Tian, Zhongfu Ni, Yingyin Yao, Mingming Xin, Zhaorong Hu, Qixin Sun, Huiru Peng
BACKGROUND: The yield of wheat (Triticum aestivum L.), an important crop, is adversely affected by heat stress in many regions of the world. However, the molecular mechanisms underlying thermotolerance are largely unknown. RESULTS: A novel ferritin gene, TaFER, was identified from our previous heat stress-responsive transcriptome analysis of a heat-tolerant wheat cultivar (TAM107). TaFER was mapped to chromosome 5B and named TaFER-5B. Expression pattern analysis revealed that TaFER-5B was induced by heat, polyethylene glycol (PEG), H2O2 and Fe-ethylenediaminedi(o-hydroxyphenylacetic) acid (Fe-EDDHA)...
January 14, 2017: BMC Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086798/genome-wide-association-analysis-of-seedling-traits-in-diverse-sorghum-germplasm-under-thermal-stress
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Ratan Chopra, Gloria Burow, John J Burke, Nicholas Gladman, Zhanguo Xin
BACKGROUND: Climate variability due to fluctuation in temperature is a worldwide concern that imperils crop production. The need to understand how the germplasm variation in major crops can be utilized to aid in discovering and developing breeding lines that can withstand and adapt to temperature fluctuations is more necessary than ever. Here, we analyzed the genetic variation associated with responses to thermal stresses in a sorghum association panel (SAP) representing major races and working groups to identify single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) that are associated with resilience to temperature stress in a major cereal crop...
January 13, 2017: BMC Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073535/new-oxylipins-produced-at-the-end-of-a-diatom-bloom-and-their-effects-on-copepod-reproductive-success-and-gene-expression-levels
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Chiara Lauritano, Giovanna Romano, Vittoria Roncalli, Angela Amoresano, Carolina Fontanarosa, Mauro Bastianini, Federica Braga, Ylenia Carotenuto, Adrianna Ianora
Diatoms are dominant photosynthetic organisms in the world's oceans and are considered essential in the transfer of energy to higher trophic levels. However, these unicellular organisms produce secondary metabolites deriving from the oxidation of fatty acids, collectively termed oxylipins, with negative effects on predators, such as copepods, that feed on them (e.g. reduction in survival, egg production and hatching success) and, indirectly, on higher trophic levels. Here, a multidisciplinary study (oxylipin measurements, copepod fitness, gene expression analyses, chlorophyll distribution, phytoplankton composition, physico-chemical characteristics) was carried out at the end of the spring diatom bloom in April 2011 in the Northern Adriatic Sea (Mediterranean Sea) in order to deeply investigate copepod-diatom interactions, chemical communication and response pathways...
May 2016: Harmful Algae
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068898/integrated-mrna-and-microrna-analysis-identifies-genes-and-small-mirna-molecules-associated-with-transcriptional-and-post-transcriptional-level-responses-to-both-drought-stress-and-re-watering-treatment-in-tobacco
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Qiansi Chen, Meng Li, Zhongchun Zhang, Weiwei Tie, Xia Chen, Lifeng Jin, Niu Zhai, Qingxia Zheng, Jianfeng Zhang, Ran Wang, Guoyun Xu, Hui Zhang, Pingping Liu, Huina Zhou
BACKGROUND: Drought stress is one of the most severe problem limited agricultural productivity worldwide. It has been reported that plants response to drought-stress by sophisticated mechanisms at both transcriptional and post-transcriptional levels. However, the precise molecular mechanisms governing the responses of tobacco leaves to drought stress and water status are not well understood. To identify genes and miRNAs involved in drought-stress responses in tobacco, we performed both mRNA and small RNA sequencing on tobacco leaf samples from the following three treatments: untreated-control (CL), drought stress (DL), and re-watering (WL)...
January 10, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056110/selection-of-reference-genes-for-qrt-pcr-analysis-of-gene-expression-in-stipa-grandis-during-environmental-stresses
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Dongli Wan, Yongqing Wan, Qi Yang, Bo Zou, Weibo Ren, Yong Ding, Zhen Wang, Ruigang Wang, Kai Wang, Xiangyang Hou
Stipa grandis P. Smirn. is a dominant plant species in the typical steppe of the Xilingole Plateau of Inner Mongolia. Selection of suitable reference genes for the quantitative real-time reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR) is important for gene expression analysis and research into the molecular mechanisms underlying the stress responses of S. grandis. In the present study, 15 candidate reference genes (EF1 beta, ACT, GAPDH, SamDC, CUL4, CAP, SNF2, SKIP1, SKIP5, SKIP11, UBC2, UBC15, UBC17, UCH, and HERC2) were evaluated for their stability as potential reference genes for qRT-PCR under different stresses...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052099/effects-of-thermal-regimes-starvation-and-age-on-heat-tolerance-of-the-parthenium-beetle-zygogramma-bicolorata-coleoptera-chrysomelidae-following-dynamic-and-static-protocols
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Frank Chidawanyika, Casper Nyamukondiwa, Lorraine Strathie, Klaus Fischer
Temperature and resource availability are key elements known to limit the occurrence and survival of arthropods in the wild. In the current era of climate change, critical thermal limits and the factors affecting these may be of particular importance. We therefore investigated the critical thermal maxima (CTmax) of adult Zygogramma bicolorata beetles, a biological control agent for the invasive plant Parthenium hysterophorus, in relation to thermal acclimation, hardening, age, and food availability using static (constant) and dynamic (ramping) protocols...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049063/activity-of-pericampylus-glaucus-and-periglaucine-a-in-vitro-against-nasopharangeal-carcinoma-and-anti-inflammatory-activity
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Fiona Natalia Shipton, Teng-Jin Khoo, Md Shahadat Hossan, Christophe Wiart
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: P. glaucus is a climbing plant found across Asia and used in traditional medicine to treat a number of conditions including splenomegaly, fever, cough, laryngitis, pulmonary disease, asthma, headache, hair loss, snake bite, boar bite, factures, boils, tumours, tetanus, rheumatic pain, itches and eclampsia. AIM OF THE STUDY: To test extracts of P. glaucus in a number of bioassays and determine the legitimacy of its traditional use...
December 31, 2016: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046169/effect-of-shade-on-animal-welfare-growth-performance-and-carcass-characteristics-in-large-pens-of-beef-cattle-fed-a-beta-agonist-in-a-commercial-feedlot
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J A Hagenmaier, C D Reinhardt, S J Bartle, D U Thomson
Feedlot cattle ( = 1,395; BW = 568 ± 43 kg) were used to evaluate the effects of shade on animal welfare, growth performance, and carcass quality during the summer of 2013 in a Kansas commercial feedlot. Seven lots of predominately black steers and heifers (4 and 3, respectively) visually determined to be approaching the final mo on feed were identified, randomly gate-sorted, and allocated to pens located across the feed alley from each other to receive 1 of 2 treatments: 1) Shade (mean shade area = 1.5 m/ animal) or 2) No shade...
December 2016: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046012/transcriptome-analysis-of-taxillusi-chinensis-dc-danser-seeds-in-response-to-water-loss
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Shugen Wei, Xiaojun Ma, Limei Pan, Jianhua Miao, Jine Fu, Longhua Bai, Zhonglian Zhang, Yanhong Guan, Changming Mo, Hao Huang, Maoshan Chen
BACKGROUND: Taxillus chinensis (DC.) Danser, the official species of parasitic loranthus that grows by parasitizing other plants, is used in various traditional Chinese medicine prescriptions. ABA-dependent and ABA-independent pathways are two major pathways in response to drought stress for plants and some genes have been reported to play a key role during the dehydration including dehydration-responsive protein RD22, late embryogenesis abundant (LEA) proteins, and various transcription factors (TFs) like MYB and WRKY...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042678/plant-adaptations-to-the-combination-of-drought-and-high-temperatures
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Sara I Zandalinas, Ron Mittler, Damián Balfagón, Vicent Arbona, Aurelio Gómez-Cadenas
Under field conditions crops are routinely subjected to a number of different abiotic stress factors simultaneously. Recent studies revealed that the response of plants to a combination of different abiotic stresses is unique and cannot be directly extrapolated from simply studying each of the different stresses applied individually. These studies have also identified specific regulatory transcripts, combinations of metabolites and proteins, and physiological responses that are unique to specific stress combinations, highlighting the importance of studying abiotic stress combination in plants...
January 2, 2017: Physiologia Plantarum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039816/overexpression-of-a-stress-responsive-u-box-protein-gene-vapub-affects-the-accumulation-of-resistance-related-proteins-in-vitis-vinifera-thompson-seedless
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Li Jiao, Yali Zhang, Jiang Lu
Many U-box proteins have been identified and characterized as important factors against environmental stresses such as chilling, heat, salinity and pathogen attack in plant. Our previous research reported the cloning of a novel U-box protein gene VaPUB from Vitis amurensis 'Zuoshanyi' grape and suggested a function of it in related to cold stress in the model plant Arabidopsis system. In this study, the role of VaPUB in response to biotic and abiotic stress was further analyzed in the homologous grapevine system by studying the transcript regulation and the protein accumulation in VaPUB transgenic vines...
December 25, 2016: Plant Physiology and Biochemistry: PPB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032645/arabidopsis-b-cell-lymphoma2-bcl-2-associated-athanogene-7-bag7-mediated-heat-tolerance-requires-translocation-sumoylation-and-binding-to-wrky29
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Yurong Li, Brett Williams, Martin Dickman
To cope with stress and increased accumulation of misfolded proteins, plants and animals use a survival pathway known as the unfolded protein response (UPR) that signals between the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) and the nucleus to maintain cell homeostasis via proper folding of proteins. B-cell lymphoma2 (Bcl-2)-associated athanogene (BAG) proteins are an evolutionarily conserved family of co-chaperones that are linked to disease states in mammals and responses to environmental stimuli (biotic and abiotic) in plants...
December 29, 2016: New Phytologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018606/characterization-of-spermidine-hydroxycinnamoyl-transferases-from-eggplant-solanum-melongena-l-and-its-wild-relative-solanum-richardii-dunal
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Hui Peng, Tianbao Yang, Bruce D Whitaker, Frances Trouth, Lingfei Shangguan, Wen Dong, Wayne M Jurick
Eggplant produces a variety of hydroxycinnamic acid amides (HCAAs) that have an important role in plant development and adaptation to environmental changes. In this study, we identified and characterized a spermidine hydroxycinnamoyl transferase (SHT) from eggplant (Solanum melongena) and its wild relative S. richardii, designated as SmSHT and SrSHT, respectively. SmSHT was abundant in flowers and fruits, whereas the level of SrSHT was remarkably low in all tissues. Heat-shock/drought treatment stimulated the expression of SmSHT in both leaves and fruits, indicating its involvement in plant stress response...
2016: Horticulture Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28013279/inducible-transposition-of-a-heat-activated-retrotransposon-in-tissue-culture
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Yukari Masuta, Kosuke Nozawa, Hiroki Takagi, Hiroki Yaegashi, Keisuke Tanaka, Tasuku Ito, Hideyuki Saito, Hisato Kobayashi, Wataru Matsunaga, Seiji Masuda, Atsushi Kato, Hidetaka Ito
A transposition of a heat-activated retrotransposon named ONSEN required compromise of a small RNA-mediated epigenetic regulation that includes RNA-directed DNA methylation (RdDM) machinery after heat treatment. In the current study, we analyzed the transcriptional and transpositional activation of ONSEN to better understand the underlying molecular mechanism involved in the maintenance and/or induction of transposon activation in plant tissue culture. We found the transposition of heat-primed ONSEN during tissue culture independently of RdDM mutation...
December 23, 2016: Plant & Cell Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28013170/proteomic-analysis-of-common-bean-stem-under-drought-stress-using-in-gel-stable-isotope-labeling
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Tanja Zadražnik, Wolfgang Egge-Jacobsen, Vladimir Meglič, Jelka Šuštar-Vozlič
Drought is an abiotic stress that strongly influences plant growth, development and productivity. Proteome changes in the stem of the drought-tolerant common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) cultivar Tiber have were when the plants were exposed to drought. Five-week-old plants were subjected to water deficit by withholding irrigation for 7, 12 and 17days, whereas control plants were regularly irrigated. Relative water content (RWC) of leaves, as an indicator of the degree of cell and tissue hydration, showed the highest statistically significant differences between control and drought-stressed plants after 17days of treatment, where RWC remained at 90% for control and declined to 45% for stressed plants...
December 5, 2016: Journal of Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011717/hormonal-regulation-of-reproductive-growth-under-normal-and-heat-stress-conditions-in-legume-and-other-model-crop-species
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Jocelyn A Ozga, Harleen Kaur, Raghavendra P Savada, Dennis M Reinecke
Legume crops are grown throughout the world and provide an excellent food source of digestible protein and starch, as well as dietary fibre, vitamins, minerals, and flavonoids. Fruit and seeds from legumes are also an important source of vegetables for a well-balanced diet. A trend in elevated temperature as a result of climate change increases the risk of a heat stress-induced reduction in legume crop yield. High temperatures during the crop reproductive development phase are particularly detrimental to fruit/seed production because the growth and development of the reproductive tissues are sensitive to small changes in temperature...
December 23, 2016: Journal of Experimental Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011455/individual-and-interactive-effects-of-drought-and-heat-on-leaf-physiology-of-seedlings-in-an-economically-important-crop
#18
Honglang Duan, Jianping Wu, Guomin Huang, Shuangxi Zhou, Wenfei Liu, Yingchun Liao, Xue Yang, Zufei Xiao, Houbao Fan
Heat waves in combination with drought are predicted to occur more frequently with climate warming, yet their interactive effects on crop carbon and water balance are still poorly understood. Hence, research on the capacity of crops to withstand and recover from the combined stress is urgently needed. This study investigated the effects of drought and heat wave on a crop species as well as the recovery from the combined stress. Seedlings were grown in growth chambers under two soil water conditions (i.e. well watered and drought stress) at ambient temperature (26°C) for 10 days...
December 22, 2016: AoB Plants
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008081/thermotolerance-and-heat-stress-responses-of-douglas-fir-and-ponderosa-pine-seedling-populations-from-contrasting-climates
#19
Danielle E Marias, Frederick C Meinzer, David R Woodruff, Katherine A McCulloh
Temperature and the frequency and intensity of heat waves are predicted to increase throughout the 21st century. Germinant seedlings are expected to be particularly vulnerable to heat stress because they are in the boundary layer close to the soil surface where intense heating occurs in open habitats. We quantified leaf thermotolerance and whole-plant physiological responses to heat stress in first-year germinant seedlings in two populations each of Pinus ponderosa P. and C. Lawson (PIPO) and Pseudotsuga menziesii (Mirb...
December 21, 2016: Tree Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28004741/deep-sequencing-of-wheat-srna-transcriptome-reveals-distinct-temporal-expression-pattern-of-mirnas-in-response-to-heat-light-and-uv
#20
Raja Ragupathy, Sridhar Ravichandran, Md Safiur Rahman Mahdi, Douglas Huang, Elsa Reimer, Michael Domaratzki, Sylvie Cloutier
Understanding of plant adaptation to abiotic stresses has implications in plant breeding, especially in the context of climate change. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) and short interfering RNAs play a crucial role in gene regulation. Here, wheat plants were exposed to one of the following stresses: continuous light, heat or ultraviolet radiations over five consecutive days and leaf tissues from three biological replicates were harvested at 0, 1, 2, 3, 7 and 10 days after treatment (DAT). A total of 72 small RNA libraries were sequenced on the Illumina platform generating ~524 million reads corresponding to ~129 million distinct tags from which 232 conserved miRNAs were identified...
December 22, 2016: Scientific Reports
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