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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523619/effect-of-calcium-bentonite-on-zn-and-cu-mobility-and-their-accumulation-in-vegetable-growth-in-soil-amended-with-compost-during-consecutive-planting
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Quan Wang, Mukesh Kumar Awasthi, Xiuna Ren, Junchao Zhao, Ronghua Li, Feng Shen, Zengqiang Zhang
In this study, greenhouse pot experiment was carried out to investigate the Cu and Zn mobility and their accumulations in pakchoi (Brassica chinensis L.) and Chinese cabbage (Brassica rapachinensis L.) growth in Ca-bentonite-pig manure co-compost (CBC)-soil system during three consecutive planting. Five composts (0, 2.5, 5, 7.5, and 10% Ca-bentonite-pig manure co-composts) amended soil with 5% (w/w) application rate and compared to control without any additive. The results showed that the addition of CBC increased the biomass and chlorophyll content of pakchoi, and the maximum overall yield was found in 7...
May 18, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520891/sublethal-effects-of-thiamethoxam-on-the-demographic-parameters-of-myzus-persicae-hemiptera-aphididae
#2
Pan Wang, Li-Lin Zhou, Fan Yang, Mang Li, Xiao-Ming Liu, Yong Wang, Chao-Liang Lei, Sheng-Yun Si
The green peach aphid, Myzus persicae Sulzer (Hemiptera: Aphididae), is an important sap-sucking pest of many crops, including Chinese cabbage, Brassinca oleracea L. The neonicotinoid insecticide thiamethoxam has been used as an effective insecticide to control M. persicae in cabbage fields. In this study, we assessed the effects of sublethal concentrations of thiamethoxam on demographic parameters of M. persicae. In leaf-dip bioassays, thiamethoxam showed a relatively high toxicity against M. persicae with an LC50 of 6...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Economic Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515390/biocontrol-potential-of-an-endophytic-streptomyces-sp-strain-mbcn152-1-against-alternaria-brassicicola-on-cabbage-plug-seedlings
#3
Naglaa Hassan, Satoko Nakasuji, Mohsen Mohamed Elsharkawy, Hushna Ara Naznin, Masaharu Kubota, Hammad Ketta, Masafumi Shimizu
In the present study, 77 strains of endophytic actinomycetes isolated from cabbage were screened in order to assess their biocontrol potential against Alternaria brassicicola on cabbage seedlings. In the first and second screening trials, cabbage seedlings pretreated with mycelial suspensions of each isolate were spray-inoculated with A. brassicicola. Strain MBCN152-1, which exhibited the best protection in screening trials and had no adverse effects on seedling growth, was selected for the greenhouse trial...
May 18, 2017: Microbes and Environments
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512456/proline-based-cyclic-dipeptides-from-korean-fermented-vegetable-kimchi-and-from-leuconostoc-mesenteroides-lbp-k06-have-activities-against-multidrug-resistant-bacteria
#4
Rui Liu, Andrew H Kim, Min-Kyu Kwak, Sa-Ouk Kang
Lactobacillus plantarum and Leuconostoc mesenteroides play a prominent role as functional starters and predominant isolates in the production of various types of antimicrobial compound-containing fermented foods, especially including kimchi. In the case of the bioactive cyclic dipeptides, their racemic diastereomers inhibitory to bacteria and fungi have been suggested to come solely from Lactobacillus spp. of these strains. We previously demonstrated the antifungal and antiviral activities of proline-based cyclic dipeptides, which were fractionated from culture filtrates of Lb...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506035/simultaneous-molecular-detection-of-cryptosporidium-and-cyclospora-from-raw-vegetables-in-korea
#5
Seobo Sim, Jua Won, Jae-Whan Kim, Kyungjin Kim, Woo-Yoon Park, Jae-Ran Yu
Cryptosporidium and Cyclospora are well-known coccidian protozoa that can cause waterborne and foodborne diarrheal illnesses. There have been a few reports regarding contamination in different vegetables with Cryptosporidium, but no data are available regarding the sources of Cyclospora infections in Korea. In the present study, we collected 6 kinds of vegetables (perilla leaves, winter-grown cabbages, chives, sprouts, blueberries, and cherry tomatoes) from July 2014 to June 2015, and investigated contamination by these 2 protozoa using multiplex quantitative real-time PCR...
April 2017: Korean Journal of Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504909/ethanol-extract-of-brassica-rapa-ssp-pekinensis-suppresses-tumor-necrosis-factor-%C3%AE-induced-inflammatory-response-in-human-umbilical-vein-endothelial-cells
#6
Hee Kyoung Joo, Sunga Choi, Yu Ran Lee, Eun Ok Lee, Myoung Soo Park, Yong Pyo Lim, Jong-Tae Park, Byeong Hwa Jeon
Brassica rapa L. ssp. pekinensis, commonly known as Chinese cabbage, is a cruciferous vegetable traditionally consumed in east Asia. Although its habitual consumption could account for the low incidence of chronic vascular inflammation, the therapeutic and protective potential of phytochemicals derived from Chinese cabbage has been poorly studied. In this study, we identified the phenolic compounds, kaempferol and quercetin, from the ethanol extract of Chinese cabbage (EtCC). We show for the first time that EtCC contains effective phytochemicals that suppress tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α-induced inflammatory response in human umbilical vein endothelial cells...
May 2017: Journal of Medicinal Food
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500980/serum-metabolomics-reveals-the-mechanistic-role-of-functional-foods-and-exercise-for-obesity-management-in-rats
#7
Naglaa M Ammar, Mohamed A Farag, Tahani E Kholeif, Nadia S Metwally, Nora M El-Sheikh, Abdel Nasser El Gendy, Abdel-Hamid Z Abdel-Hamid
Obesity is one of the independent risk factors for several health problems, leading to metabolic perturbations and for which analytical approaches i.e., "metabolomics" is needed to monitor the underlying metabolic changes. In this study, obesity associated changes were assessed via serum metabolites analysis of obese rats fed on high fat diet. Obese rats were subsequently treated with different functional foods used for obesity management including pomegranate, grapefruit, and red cabbage in parallel to swimming exercise...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499497/a-sensitive-chemiluminescence-enzyme-immunoassay-based-on-molecularly-imprinted-polymers-solid-phase-extraction-of-parathion
#8
Ge Chen, Maojun Jin, Pengfei Du, Chan Zhang, Xueyan Cui, Yudan Zhang, Yongxin She, Hua Shao, Fen Jin, Shanshan Wang, Lufei Zheng, Jing Wang
The chemiluminescence enzyme immunoassay (CLEIA) method responds differently to various sample matrices because of the matrix effect. In this work, the CLEIA method was coupled with molecularly imprinted polymers (MIPs) synthesized by precipitation polymerization to study the matrix effect. The sample recoveries ranged from 72.62% to 121.89%, with a relative standard deviation (RSD) of 3.74-18.14%.The ratio of the sample matrix-matched standard curve slope rate to the solvent standard curve slope was 1.21, 1...
May 9, 2017: Analytical Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497530/short-term-memory-in-childhood-dyslexia-deficient-serial-order-in-multiple-modalities
#9
Nelson Cowan, Tiffany P Hogan, Mary Alt, Samuel Green, Kathryn L Cabbage, Shara Brinkley, Shelley Gray
In children with dyslexia, deficits in working memory have not been well-specified. We assessed second-grade children with dyslexia, with and without concomitant specific language impairment, and children with typical development. Immediate serial recall of lists of phonological (non-word), lexical (digit), spatial (location) and visual (shape) items were included. For the latter three modalities, we used not only standard span but also running span tasks, in which the list length was unpredictable to limit mnemonic strategies...
May 12, 2017: Dyslexia: the Journal of the British Dyslexia Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493970/elevation-of-secondary-metabolites-synthesis-in-brassica-campestris-ssp-chinensis-l-via-exogenous-inoculation-of-piriformospora-indica-with-appropriate-fertilizer
#10
Muhammad Khalid, Danial Hassani, Muhammad Bilal, Jianli Liao, Danfeng Huang
This work evaluated the impact of exogenous soil inoculation of beneficial fungal strain Piriformospora indica on phytochemical changes and the related genes expression of Chinese cabbage (Brassica campestris ssp. chinensis L.) by greenhouse pot experiments. High performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) affirmed that among the different combinations of fungal and organic fertilizer treatments, the phenolic acids and flavonoids were considerably enriched in organic fertilizer and fungi (OP) followed by organic fertilizer, biochar, fungi (OBP) treated plants...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492984/comparative-transcript-profiling-of-fertile-and-sterile-flower-buds-from-multiple-allele-inherited-male-sterility-in-chinese-cabbage-brassica-campestris-l-ssp-pekinensis
#11
Xue Zhou, Zhiyong Liu, Ruiqin Ji, Hui Feng
We studied the underlying causes of multiple-allele-inherited male sterility in Chinese cabbage (Brassica campestris L. ssp. pekinensis) by identifying differentially expressed genes (DEGs) related to pollen sterility between fertile and sterile flower buds. In this work, we verified the stages of sterility microscopically and then performed transcriptome analysis of mRNA isolated from fertile and sterile buds using Illumina HiSeq 2000 platform sequencing. Approximately 80% of ~229 million high-quality paired-end reads were uniquely mapped to the reference genome...
May 10, 2017: Molecular Genetics and Genomics: MGG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491041/describing-the-diapause-preparatory-proteome-of-the-beetle-colaphellus-bowringi-and-identifying-candidates-affecting-lipid-accumulation-using-isobaric-tags-for-mass-spectrometry-based-proteome-quantification-itraq
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Qian-Qian Tan, Wen Liu, Fen Zhu, Chao-Liang Lei, Daniel A Hahn, Xiao-Ping Wang
Prior to entering diapause, insects must prepare themselves physiologically to withstand the stresses of arresting their development for a lengthy period. While studies describing the biochemical and cellular milieu of the maintenance phase of diapause are accumulating, few studies have taken an "omics" approach to describing molecular events during the diapause preparatory phase. We used isobaric tags and mass spectrometry (iTRAQ) to quantitatively compare the expression profiles of proteins identified during the onset of diapause preparation phase in the heads of adult female cabbage beetles, Colaphellus bowringi...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481284/cultivar-specific-changes-in-primary-and-secondary-metabolites-in-pak-choi-brassica-rapa-chinensis-group-by-methyl-jasmonate
#13
Moo Jung Kim, Yu-Chun Chiu, Na Kyung Kim, Hye Min Park, Choong Hwan Lee, John A Juvik, Kang-Mo Ku
Glucosinolates, their hydrolysis products and primary metabolites were analyzed in five pak choi cultivars to determine the effect of methyl jasmonate (MeJA) on metabolite flux from primary metabolites to glucosinolates and their hydrolysis products. Among detected glucosinolates (total 14 glucosinolates; 9 aliphatic, 4 indole and 1 aromatic glucosinolates), indole glucosinolate concentrations (153-229%) and their hydrolysis products increased with MeJA treatment. Changes in the total isothiocyanates by MeJA were associated with epithiospecifier protein activity estimated as nitrile formation...
May 7, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480414/nitrate-in-leafy-green-vegetables-and-estimated-intake
#14
Danijel Brkić, Jasna Bošnir, Martina Bevardi, Andrea Gross Bošković, Sanja Miloš, Dario Lasić, Adela Krivohlavek, Aleksandar Racz, Ana Mojsović Ćuić, Natalija Uršulin Trstenjak
BACKGROUND: Vegetarian diets are rich in vegetables. Green leafy vegetables are foods that contain considerable amounts of nitrate, which can have both positive and negative effects on the human body. Their potential carcinogenicity and toxicity have been proven, particularly after the reduction of nitrate to nitrite itself or just serving as a reactant with amines and/or amides in the formation of N-nitroso compounds -N-nitrosamines and other nitrogen compounds which may have high levels of nitrate...
2017: African Journal of Traditional, Complementary, and Alternative Medicines: AJTCAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474472/analysis-of-brassica-oleracea-early-stage-abiotic-stress-responses-reveals-tolerance-in-multiple-crop-types-and-for-multiple-sources-of-stress
#15
Andrew M Beacham, Paul Hand, David A C Pink, James M Monaghan
BACKGROUND: Brassica oleracea includes a number of important crop types such as cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli and kale. Current climate conditions and weather patterns are causing significant losses in these crops, meaning that new cultivars with improved tolerance of one or more abiotic stress types must be sought. We assayed genetically fixed B. oleracea lines belonging to a Diversity Fixed Foundation Set (DFFS) for their response to seedling stage-imposed drought, flood, salinity, heat and cold stress...
May 5, 2017: Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28470009/transcriptome-analysis-of-orange-head-chinese-cabbage-brassica-rapa-l-ssp-pekinensis-and-molecular-marker-development
#16
Jingjuan Li, Yihui Zhang, Qian Ding, Huayin Li, Lifeng Liu, Fengde Wang, Jianwei Gao
Due to the visual appearance and high carotenoid content, orange inner leaves are a desirable trait for the Chinese cabbage. To understand the molecular mechanism underlying the formation of orange inner leaves, the BrCRTISO (Bra031539) gene, as the Br-or candidate gene, was analyzed among the white and orange varieties, and 7 single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) were identified. However, only one SNP (C(952) to T(952)) altered the amino acid sequence, resulting in a mutation from Leu(318) to Phe(318) in the orange varieties...
2017: International Journal of Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467185/copper-and-zinc-tolerance-in-bacteria-isolated-from-fresh-produce
#17
Ismael Cidre, Rubén Pérez Pulido, Maria José Grande Burgos, Antonio Gálvez, Rosario Lucas
The continued agricultural exposure of bacteria to metals such as copper and zinc may result in an increased copper tolerance through the food chain. The aim of this study was to determine the Cu and Zn tolerance of bacteria from fresh produce (cucumber, zucchini, green pepper, tomato, lettuce, vegetable salad, broccoli, cabbage, carrot, green onion, onion, and mango). Isolates (506 aerobic mesophiles) from 12 different food produce products were tested for growth in a range of Cu and Zn concentrations. Selected isolates were identified using 16S rDNA sequencing, and the presence of metal resistance genes was studied using PCR amplification...
May 3, 2017: Journal of Food Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467176/a-recombinant-viral-hemorrhagic-septicemia-virus-genotype-ivb-glycoprotein-produced-in-cabbage-looper-larvae-trichoplusia-ni-elicits-antibody-response-and-protection-in-muskellunge
#18
Isaac Standish, Mohamed Faisal
The Novirhabdovirus viral hemorrhagic septicemia virus (VHSV) genotype IVb has caused serious fish kills and become endemic throughout the Great Lakes basin of North America. This is troublesome since there are no protective vaccines currently approved against this deadly disease even though recombinant technology has become increasingly common. Herein, we explored the production of a recombinant VHSV-IVb glycoprotein, believed to be important for virus infectivity, and determined its ability to elicit protection against challenge with the wild virus strain...
June 2017: Journal of Aquatic Animal Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460121/evaluation-of-natural-additives-to-enhance-the-persistence-of-spodoptera-littoralis-lepidoptera-noctuidae-nucleopolyhedrovirus-splimnpv-under-field-conditions-in-saudi-arabia
#19
Koko Dwi Sutanto, Said El Salamouny, Muhammad Tufail, Khawaja Ghulam Rasool, Sukirno Sukirno, Merle Shepard, Martin Shapiro, Abdulrahman Saad Aldawood
Nucleopolyhedrovirus is an effective biocontrol agent but for its biggest disadvantage of short persistence under sunlight conditions. In this study, 10 plant extracts were evaluated as ultraviolet (UV) protectants to improve the persistence of Spodoptera littoralis multiple-embedded nucleopolyhedrovirus (SpliMNPV) against cotton leafworm (Spodoptera littoralis Boisduval). In the primary lab screening test, 5 out of 10 additives (cloves, henna, green tea, pomegranate, and grape extracts) presented a high rate of virus protection with original activity remaining (OAR) percentage of 100%, 97%, 91%, 90...
April 27, 2017: Journal of Economic Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28455260/tas2r38-and-ca6-genetic-polymorphisms-frequency-of-bitter-food-intake-and-blood-biomarkers-among-elderly-woman
#20
Joanna Mikołajczyk-Stecyna, Anna M Malinowska, Agata Chmurzynska
OBJECTIVE: Taste sensitivity is one of the most important biological determinants of food choice. Three SNPs of the TAS2R38 gene (rs713598, rs1726866, and rs10246939) give rise to two common haplotypes: PAV and AVI. These haplotypes, as well as an SNP within the CA6 gene (rs2274333) that encodes carbonic anhydrase VI (CA6), correlate with bitterness perception. The extent of consumption of bitter food may influence some health outcomes. The aim of this study is thus to investigate the impact of the TAS2R38 and CA6 genetic polymorphisms on the choice of bitter food, BMI, blood lipoprotein, and glucose concentrations as well as systemic inflammation in elderly women...
April 25, 2017: Appetite
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