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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510195/meso-or-xeromorphic-foliar-characters-of-asteraceae-in-a-xeric-scrub-of-mexico
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Patricia Rivera, José Luis Villaseñor, Teresa Terrazas
BACKGROUND: The anatomical traits associated with water deficit are also observed in plants growing in poor soils. The species may resist water deficit through three main strategies: escape, avoid or tolerate. The Pedregal de San Ángel Ecological Reserve (REPSA), Mexico, is an environment with low nutrient soil and low water availability. It is set on the basalt formation derived from the Xitle volcano eruption. The main vegetation type is characterized as xerophytic shrub. Thus we expect that species growing in this community will show leaf xeromorphic traits and may have any of the three response strategies...
December 2017: Botanical Studies (Taipei, Taiwan)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437138/epidemiology-of-basil-downy-mildew
#2
Yigal Cohen, Yariv Ben-Naim, Lidan Falach, Evgenia Rubin
Basil downy mildew (BDM) caused by the oomycete Peronospora belbahrii is a destructive disease of sweet basil (Ocimum basilicum) worldwide. It has originated in Uganda in the 1930's and recently spread to Europe, Middle East, Americas and the Far East. Seed transmission may be responsible to its quick global spread. The pathogen attacks leaf blades, producing chlorotic lesions with ample dark asexual spores on the lower leaf surface. Oospores may occur in the mesophyll of infected leaves. The asexual spores germinate on a wet leaf surface within 2h and penetrate into the epidermis within 4h...
April 24, 2017: Phytopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407190/selection-of-morphoagronomic-descriptors-for-the-characterization-of-accessions-of-cassava-of-the-eastern-brazilian-amazon
#3
R S Silva, E F Moura, J T Farias-Neto, C A S Ledo, J E Sampaio
The aim of this study was to select morphoagronomic descriptors to characterize cassava accessions representative of Eastern Brazilian Amazonia. It was characterized 262 accessions using 21 qualitative descriptors. The multiple-correspondence analysis (MCA) technique was applied using the criteria: contribution of the descriptor in the last factorial axis of analysis in successive cycles (SMCA); reverse order of the descriptor's contribution in the last factorial axis of analysis with all descriptors ('O'´p') of Jolliffe's method; mean of the contribution orders of the descriptor in the first three factorial axes in the analysis with all descriptors ('Os') together with ('O'´p'); and order of contribution of weighted mean in the first three factorial axes in the analysis of all descriptors ('Oz')...
April 13, 2017: Genetics and Molecular Research: GMR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373681/atmospheric-pressure-pulsed-plasma-induces-cell-death-in-photosynthetic-organs-via-intracellularly-generated-ros
#4
You-Bin Seol, Jaewook Kim, Se-Hong Park, Hong Young Chang
The toxicity of atmospheric-pressure pulsed plasma on plant leaf tissues is studied. A nanosecond-pulsed plasma jet is applied to Arabidopsis thaliana leaves. In case of cotyledon, cell death is induced by treatment of only a few seconds. Cell death is also induced in the adult leaf by only 5 seconds of plasma treatment. Plasma induced reactive oxygen species (ROS) accumulation across the tissues within plasma-treated area. Plasma also induced direct physical damage to epidermis tissue of treated area but merely no damage to mesophyll...
April 3, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369641/stomatal-clustering-in-begonia-associates-with-the-kinetics-of-leaf-gaseous-exchange-and-influences-water-use-efficiency
#5
Maria Papanatsiou, Anna Amtmann, Michael R Blatt
Stomata are microscopic pores formed by specialized cells in the leaf epidermis and permit gaseous exchange between the interior of the leaf and the atmosphere. Stomata in most plants are separated by at least one epidermal pavement cell and, individually, overlay a single substomatal cavity within the leaf. This spacing is thought to enhance stomatal function. Yet, there are several genera naturally exhibiting stomata in clusters and therefore deviating from the one-cell spacing rule with multiple stomata overlaying a single substomatal cavity...
March 28, 2017: Journal of Experimental Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28361257/induction-of-anthocyanin-in-the-inner-epidermis-of-red-onion-leaves-by-environmental-stimuli-and-transient-expression-of-transcription-factors
#6
Elizabeth J Wiltshire, Colin C Eady, David A Collings
Novel imaging approaches have allowed measurements of the anthocyanin induction in onion epidermal cells that can be induced through water stress or transient expression of exogenous transcription factors. Environmental and genetic mechanisms that allow the normally colourless inner epidermal cells of red onion (Allium cepa) bulbs to accumulate anthocyanin were quantified by both absorbance ratios and fluorescence. We observed that water-stressing excised leaf segments induced anthocyanin formation, and fluorescence indicated that this anthocyanin was spectrally similar to the anthocyanin in the outer epidermal cells...
March 30, 2017: Plant Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28359990/morphoanatomical-and-physiological-changes-in-bauhinia-variegata-l-as-indicators-of-herbicide-diuron-action
#7
Dêmily Andrômeda de Lima, Caroline Müller, Alan Carlos Costa, Priscila Ferreira Batista, Valdnéa Casagrande Dalvi, Marisa Domingos
The wide use of the herbicide diuron has compromised surrounding uncultivated areas, resulting in acute and/or chronic damage to non-target plants. Thus, the aim of this research was to evaluate physiological and morphoanatomical responses in Bauhinia variegata L. plants to different doses of diuron. Seedlings of 90-day-old B. variegata were transplanted into 10liter pots. After an acclimation period (about 30 days), treatments consisting of different diuron doses were applied: 0 (control), 400, 800, 1600, and 2400g ai ha(-1)...
March 27, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343257/leaf-ontogeny-of-schinus-molle-l-plants-under-cadmium-contamination-the-meristematic-origin-of-leaf-structural-changes
#8
Marcio Paulo Pereira, Felipe Fogaroli Corrêa, Evaristo Mauro de Castro, Jean Paulo Vitor de Oliveira, Fabricio José Pereira
Previous works show the development of thicker leaves on tolerant plants growing under cadmium (Cd(2+)) contamination. The aim of this study was to evaluate the Cd(2+) effects on the leaf meristems of the tolerant species Schinus molle. Plants were grown in nutrient solution containing 0, 10, and 50 μM of Cd(2+). Anatomical analysis was performed on leaf primordia sampled at regular time intervals. Under the lowest Cd(2+) level (10 μM), increased ground meristem thickness, diameter of the cells, cell elongation rate, and leaf dry mass were found...
March 25, 2017: Protoplasma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334303/characterization-of-direct-current-electrical-penetration-graph-waveforms-and-correlation-with-the-probing-behavior-of-matsumuratettix-hiroglyphicus-hemiptera-cicadellidae-the-insect-vector-of-sugarcane-white-leaf-phytoplasma
#9
J Roddee, Y Kobori, H Yorozuya, Y Hanboonsong
The leafhopper Matsumuratettix hiroglyphicus (Matsumura) (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae) is an important vector of phytoplasma causing white leaf disease in sugarcane. Thus, the aim of our study was to understand and describe the stylet-probing activities of this vector while feeding on sugarcane plants, by using direct current (DC) electrical penetration graph (EPG) monitoring. The EPG signals were classified into six distinct waveforms, according to amplitude, frequency, voltage level, and electrical origin of the observed traces during stylet penetration into the host plant tissues (probing)...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Economic Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334207/oviposition-preference-and-larval-performance-of-cnaphalocrocis-medinalis-lepidoptera-pyralidae-on-rice-genotypes
#10
Chung-Ta Liao, Chung-Li Chen
Cnaphalocrocis medinalis Guenée is a noxious rice pest during cultivated periods. Cnaphalocrocis medinalis moths lay eggs on leaf surfaces, and larvae longitudinally roll the leaves to hide inside the leaf buds and feed on the upper epidermis and mesophyll tissues. In this study, we evaluated the female oviposition preference and larval performance of C. medinalis on six insect-resistant and six insect-susceptible rice genotypes. Female moth choice and no-choice oviposition preferences were studied. The number of eggs laid on the leaf varies among selected rice genotypes; however, female adults prefer to lay more eggs on both some resistant and susceptible rice genotypes...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Economic Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322478/comparative-morphology-of-the-leaf-epidermis-in-lobelia-lobelioideae-from-china
#11
Chunjiao Li, Jingmei Lu, Yan Li, Junyi Zhu, Lifan Zhang
The leaf epidermal morphology of 38 samples, representing 22 Lobelia species from China, was studied using light microscopy and scanning electron microscopy. The stomata and other epidermal features were largely consistent within species, and therefore represented good characters for taxonomic purposes. Diagnostic characters of the leaf epidermis were used to differentiate species of Lobelia. The species pairs L. clavata and L. pyramidalis, L. alsinoides and L. terminalis, and L. davidii and L. erectiuscula, were differentiated using leaf epidermal characters...
March 21, 2017: Microscopy Research and Technique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290365/metabolomic-profiling-delineate-taste-qualities-of-tea-leaf-pubescence
#12
Mingzhi Zhu, Na Li, Ming Zhao, Wenliang Yu, Jian-Lin Wu
The amount of pubescence on leaf epidermis is an important morphological marker for the quality of green tea, and the tea with plenty of pubescence is generally recognized as having a better taste. However, there is no systematic study on chemical compositions of tea leaf pubescence. The contributions of pubescence to taste properties are far from clear. In this research, 114 components were identified from the tea leaf pubescence of yunkang 10, a broad-leaf tea cultivar with plenty leaf pubescence, for the first time with a non-targeted metabolomics approach using ultra-high performance liquid chromatography-quadrupole-time-of-flight mass spectrometry (UHPLC-Q-TOF-MS)...
April 2017: Food Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285992/tissue-wide-mechanical-forces-influence-the-polarity-of-stomatal-stem-cells-in-arabidopsis
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Martin Bringmann, Dominique C Bergmann
Mechanical information is an important contributor to cell polarity in uni- and multicellular systems [1-3]. In planar tissues like the Drosophila wing, cell polarity reorients during growth as cells divide and reorganize [4]. In another planar tissue, the Arabidopsis leaf epidermis [5], polarized, asymmetric divisions of stomatal stem cells (meristemoid mother cells [MMCs]) are fundamental for the generation and patterning of multiple cell types, including stomata. The activity of key transcription factors, polarizing factors [6], and peptide signals [7] explains some local stomatal patterns emerging from the behavior of a few lineally related cells [6, 8-11]...
March 20, 2017: Current Biology: CB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285661/colonization-and-beneficial-effects-on-annual-ryegrass-by-mixed-inoculation-with-plant-growth-promoting-bacteria
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Nádia L Castanheira, Ana Catarina Dourado, Isabel Pais, José Semedo, Paula Scotti-Campos, Nuno Borges, Gilda Carvalho, Maria Teresa Barreto Crespo, Paula Fareleira
Multi-strain inoculants have increased potential to accomplish a diversity of plant needs, mainly attributed to its multi-functionality. This work evaluated the ability of a mixture of three bacteria to colonize and induce a beneficial response on the pasture crop annual ryegrass. Pseudomonas G1Dc10 and Paenibacillus G3Ac9 were previously isolated from annual ryegrass and were selected for their ability to perform multiple functions related to plant growth promotion. Sphingomonas azotifigens DSMZ 18530(T) was included due to nitrogen fixing ability...
May 2017: Microbiological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273106/implications-of-polyploidy-events-on-the-phenotype-microstructure-and-proteome-of-paulownia-australis
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Zhe Wang, Guoqiang Fan, Yanpeng Dong, Xiaoqiao Zhai, Minjie Deng, Zhenli Zhao, Wenshan Liu, Yabing Cao
Polyploidy events are believed to be responsible for increasing the size of plant organs and enhancing tolerance to environmental stresses. Autotetraploid Paulownia australis plants exhibit superior traits compared with their diploid progenitors. Although some transcriptomics studies have been performed and some relevant genes have been revealed, the molecular and biological mechanisms regulating the predominant characteristics and the effects of polyploidy events on P. australis remain unknown. In this study, we compared the phenotypes, microstructures, and proteomes of autotetraploid and diploid P...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28250101/strength-of-silk-attachment-to-ilex-chinensis-leaves-in-the-tea-bagworm-eumeta-minuscula-lepidoptera-psychidae
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Jonas O Wolff, Julia Lovtsova, Elena Gorb, Zhendong Dai, Aihong Ji, Zhihui Zhao, Nan Jiang, Stanislav N Gorb
Silks play an important role in the life of various arthropods. A highly neglected prerequisite to make versatile use of silks is sufficient attachment to substrates. Although there have been some studies on the structure and mechanics of silk anchorages of spiders, for insects only anecdotal reports on attachment-associated spinning behaviour exist. Here, we experimentally studied the silk attachment of the pupae and last instar caterpillars of the tea bagworm Eumeta minuscula (Butler 1881) (Lepidoptera, Psychidae) to the leaves of its host plant Ilex chinensis We found that the bagworms spin attachment discs, which share some structural features with those of spiders, like a plaque consisting of numerous overlaid, looped glue-coated silk fibres and the medially attaching suspension thread...
March 2017: Journal of the Royal Society, Interface
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153921/the-sites-of-evaporation-within-leaves
#17
Thomas N Buckley, Grace P John, Christine Scoffoni, Lawren Sack
The sites of evaporation within leaves are unknown, but they have drawn attention for decades due to their perceived implications for many factors, including patterns of leaf isotopic enrichment, the maintenance of mesophyll water status, stomatal regulation, and the interpretation of measured stomatal and leaf hydraulic conductances. We used a spatially explicit model of coupled water and heat transport outside the xylem, MOFLO 2.0, to map the distribution of net evaporation across leaf tissues in relation to anatomy and environmental parameters...
March 2017: Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098339/the-effect-of-blue-light-on-stomatal-oscillations-and-leaf-turgor-pressure-in-banana-leaves
#18
Yotam Zait, Or Shapira, Amnon Schwartz
Stomatal oscillations are cyclic opening and closing of stomata, presumed to initiate from hydraulic mismatch between leaf water supply and transpiration rate. To test this assumption, mismatches between water supply and transpiration were induced using manipulations of vapour pressure deficit (VPD) and light spectrum in banana (Musa acuminata). Simultaneous measurements of gas exchange with changes in leaf turgor pressure were used to describe the hydraulic mismatches. An increase of VPD above a certain threshold caused stomatal oscillations with variable amplitudes...
January 18, 2017: Plant, Cell & Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076417/colonization-of-wheat-maize-and-cucumber-by-paenibacillus-polymyxa-wly78
#19
Tianyi Hao, Sanfeng Chen
Paenibacillus polymyxa WLY78 is a nitrogen fixer and it can be potentially applied to biofertilizer in agriculture. In this study, P. polymyxa WLY78 is labelled with gfp gene. The GFP-labelled P. polymyxa WLY78 is used to inoculate wheat, maize and cucumber seedlings grown in the gnotobiotic system and in soil, respectively. Observation by confocal laser scanning microscope reveals that the GFP-labeled bacterial cells are mainly located on the root surface and epidermis of wheat, and only a few cells are present within cortical cells...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064192/leaf-anatomy-bvoc-emission-and-co2-exchange-of-arctic-plants-following-snow-addition-and-summer-warming
#20
Michelle Schollert, Minna Kivimäenpää, Anders Michelsen, Daan Blok, Riikka Rinnan
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Climate change in the Arctic is projected to increase temperature, precipitation and snowfall. This may alter leaf anatomy and gas exchange either directly or indirectly. Our aim was to assess whether increased snow depth and warming modify leaf anatomy and affect biogenic volatile organic compound (BVOC) emissions and CO2 exchange of the widespread arctic shrubs Betula nana and Empetrum nigrum ssp. hermaphroditum METHODS: Measurements were conducted in a full-factorial field experiment in Central West Greenland, with passive summer warming by open-top chambers and snow addition using snow fences...
February 2017: Annals of Botany
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