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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786864/testing-the-roles-of-vertical-transmission-and-drought-stress-in-the-prevalence-of-heritable-fungal-endophytes-in-annual-grass-populations
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Brittany R Cavazos, Teresa F Bohner, Marion L Donald, Michelle E Sneck, Alan Shadow, Marina Omacini, Jennifer A Rudgers, Tom E X Miller
Beneficial inherited symbionts are expected to reach high prevalence in host populations, yet many are observed at intermediate prevalence. Theory predicts that a balance of fitness benefits and efficiency of vertical transmission may interact to stabilize intermediate prevalence. We established populations of grass hosts (Lolium multiflorum) that varied in prevalence of a heritable fungal endophyte (Epichloё occultans), allowing us to infer long-term equilibria by tracking change in prevalence over one generation...
May 22, 2018: New Phytologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785041/dark-septate-endophytes-isolated-from-a-xerophyte-plant-promote-the-growth-of-ammopiptanthus-mongolicus-under-drought-condition
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Xia Li, Xueli He, Lifeng Hou, Ying Ren, Shaojie Wang, Fang Su
Dark septate endophytes (DSE) may facilitate plant growth and stress tolerance in stressful ecosystems. However, little is known about the response of plants to non-host DSE fungi isolated from other plants, especially under drought condition. This study aimed to seek and apply non-host DSE to evaluate their growth promoting effects in a desert species, Ammopiptanthus mongolicus, under drought condition. Nine DSE strains isolated from a super-xerophytic shrub, Gymnocarpos przewalskii, were identified and used as the non-host DSE...
May 21, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783718/functional-genomics-approaches-to-studying-symbioses-between-legumes-and-nitrogen-fixing-rhizobia
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REVIEW
Martina Lardi, Gabriella Pessi
Biological nitrogen fixation gives legumes a pronounced growth advantage in nitrogen-deprived soils and is of considerable ecological and economic interest. In exchange for reduced atmospheric nitrogen, typically given to the plant in the form of amides or ureides, the legume provides nitrogen-fixing rhizobia with nutrients and highly specialised root structures called nodules. To elucidate the molecular basis underlying physiological adaptations on a genome-wide scale, functional genomics approaches, such as transcriptomics, proteomics, and metabolomics, have been used...
May 18, 2018: High-throughput
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783703/regulation-mediated-by-n-acyl-homoserine-lactone-quorum-sensing-signals-in-the-rhizobium-legume-symbiosis
#4
REVIEW
Nieves Calatrava-Morales, Matthew McIntosh, María J Soto
Soil-dwelling bacteria collectively referred to as rhizobia synthesize and perceive N -acyl-homoserine lactone (AHL) signals to regulate gene expression in a population density-dependent manner. AHL-mediated signaling in these bacteria regulates several functions which are important for the establishment of nitrogen-fixing symbiosis with legume plants. Moreover, rhizobial AHL act as interkingdom signals triggering plant responses that impact the plant-bacteria interaction. Both the regulatory mechanisms that control AHL synthesis in rhizobia and the set of bacterial genes and associated traits under quorum sensing (QS) control vary greatly among the rhizobial species...
May 18, 2018: Genes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783033/coordination-of-symbiosis-and-cell-cycle-functions-in-sinorhizobium-meliloti
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REVIEW
Shuanghong Xue, Emanuele G Biondi
The symbiotic nitrogen fixing species Sinorhizobium meliloti represents a remarkable model system for the class Alphaproteobacteria, which includes genera such as Caulobacter, Agrobacterium and Brucella. It is capable of living free in the soil, and is also able to establish a complex symbiosis with leguminous plants, during which its cell cycle program is completely rewired presumably due, at least in part, to the action of peptides secreted by the plant. Here we will discuss how the cell cycle regulation works in S...
May 18, 2018: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782030/the-genomes-of-three-bradyrhizobium-sp-isolated-from-root-nodules-of-lupinus-albescens-grown-in-extremely-poor-soils-display-important-genes-for-resistance-to-environmental-stress
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Camille E Granada, Luciano K Vargas, Fernando Hayashi Sant'Anna, Eduardo Balsanelli, Valter Antonio de Baura, Fábio de Oliveira Pedrosa, Emanuel Maltempi de Souza, Tiago Falcon, Luciane M P Passaglia
Lupinus albescens is a resistant cover plant that establishes symbiotic relationships with bacteria belonging to the Bradyrhizobium genus. This symbiosis helps the development of these plants in adverse environmental conditions, such as the ones found in arenized areas of Southern Brazil. This work studied three Bradyrhizobium sp. (AS23, NAS80 and NAS96) isolated from L. albescens plants that grow in extremely poor soils (arenized areas and adjacent grasslands). The genomes of these three strains were sequenced in the Ion Torrent platform using the IonXpress library preparation kit, and presented a total number of bases of 1,230,460,823 for AS23, 1,320,104,022 for NAS80, and 1,236,105,093 for NAS96...
May 17, 2018: Genetics and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779692/development-and-validation-of-an-uhplc-hrms-ms-assay-for-nine-toxic-alkaloids-from-endophyte-infected-pasture-grasses-in-horse-serum
#7
Wiebke Rudolph, Daniela Remane, Dirk K Wissenbach, Frank T Peters
Endophyte fungi (e.g. Epichloë ssp. and Neotyphodium ssp.) in symbiosis with pasture grasses (e.g. Festuca arundinacaea and Lolium perenne) can produce toxic alkaloids, which are suspected to be involved in equine diseases such as fescue toxicosis, ryegrass staggers, and equine fescue oedema. The aim of this study was, therefore, to develop and validate a quantification method for these and related alkaloids: ergocristine, ergocryptine, ergotamine, ergovaline, lolitrem B, lysergic acid, N-acetylloline, N-formylloline, peramine, and paxilline in horse serum...
May 7, 2018: Journal of Chromatography. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779088/proteomic-analysis-dissects-the-impact-of-nodulation-and-biological-nitrogen-fixation-on-vicia-faba-root-nodule-physiology
#8
Beate Thal, Hans-Peter Braun, Holger Eubel
Symbiotic nitrogen fixation in root nodules of legumes is a highly important biological process which is only poorly understood. Root nodule metabolism differs from that of roots. Differences in root and nodule metabolism are expressed by altered protein abundances and amenable to quantitative proteome analyses. Differences in the proteomes may either be tissue specific and related to the presence of temporary endosymbionts (the bacteroids) or related to nitrogen fixation activity. An experimental setup including WT bacterial strains and strains not able to conduct symbiotic nitrogen fixation as well as root controls enables identification of tissue and nitrogen fixation specific proteins...
May 19, 2018: Plant Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778978/tough-love-accommodating-intracellular-bacteria-through-directed-secretion-of-antimicrobial-peptides-during-the-nitrogen-fixing-symbiosis
#9
REVIEW
Christina Stonoha-Arther, Dong Wang
The symbiosis formed by nitrogen-fixing bacteria with plant hosts mainly in the legume family involves a very intimate interaction. Within the symbiotic organ (the nodule) the bacteria are fully internalized by the host cell to become an intracellular organelle surrounded by a host-derived membrane. This arrangement is probably necessary for the efficient provision of energy and the sequestration of free oxygen molecules, two conditions required for sustained nitrogen fixation. Recent advances made in model legume species, such as Medicago truncatula, are beginning to uncover the genetic components allowing rhizobia to access the host cytoplasm and establish chronic intracellular infections without overt detrimental effects...
May 17, 2018: Current Opinion in Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778095/establishing-an-innovative-carbohydrate-metabolic-pathway-for-efficient-production-of-2-keto-l-gulonic-acid-in-ketogulonicigenium-robustum-initiated-by-intronic-promoters
#10
Cai-Yun Wang, Ye Li, Zi-Wei Gao, Li-Cheng Liu, Meng-Yue Zhang, Tian-Yuan Zhang, Chun-Fu Wu, Yi-Xuan Zhang
BACKGROUND: 2-Keto-L-gulonic acid (2-KGA), the precursor of vitamin C, is currently produced by two-step fermentation. In the second step, L-sorbose is transformed into 2-KGA by the symbiosis system composed of Ketogulonicigenium vulgare and Bacillus megaterium. Due to the different nutrient requirements and the uncertain ratio of the two strains, the symbiosis system significantly limits strain improvement and fermentation optimization. RESULTS: In this study, Ketogulonicigenium robustum SPU_B003 was reported for its capability to grow well independently and to produce more 2-KGA than that of K...
May 19, 2018: Microbial Cell Factories
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776924/tools-for-rapid-genetic-engineering-of-vibrio-fischeri
#11
Karen L Visick, Kelsey M Hodge-Hanson, Alice H Tischler, Allison K Bennett, Vincent Mastrodomenico
Vibrio fischeri is used as a model for number of processes, including symbiosis, quorum sensing, bioluminescence, and biofilm formation. Many of these studies depend on generating deletion mutants and complementing them. Engineering such strains, however, is a time-consuming, multi-step process that relies on cloning and subcloning. Here, we describe a set of tools that can be used to rapidly engineer deletions and insertions in the V. fischeri chromosome without cloning. We developed a uniform approach for generating deletions using PCR SOEing (Splicing by Overlap Extension) with antibiotic cassettes flanked by standardized linker sequences...
May 18, 2018: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776407/comparative-genomics-of-the-miniature-wasp-and-pest-control-agent-trichogramma-pretiosum
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Amelia R I Lindsey, Yogeshwar D Kelkar, Xin Wu, Dan Sun, Ellen O Martinson, Zhichao Yan, Paul F Rugman-Jones, Daniel S T Hughes, Shwetha C Murali, Jiaxin Qu, Shannon Dugan, Sandra L Lee, Hsu Chao, Huyen Dinh, Yi Han, Harsha Vardhan Doddapaneni, Kim C Worley, Donna M Muzny, Gongyin Ye, Richard A Gibbs, Stephen Richards, Soojin V Yi, Richard Stouthamer, John H Werren
BACKGROUND: Trichogrammatids are minute parasitoid wasps that develop within other insect eggs. They are less than half a millimeter long, smaller than some protozoans. The Trichogrammatidae are one of the earliest branching families of Chalcidoidea: a diverse superfamily of approximately half a million species of parasitoid wasps, proposed to have evolved from a miniaturized ancestor. Trichogramma are frequently used in agriculture, released as biological control agents against major moth and butterfly pests...
May 18, 2018: BMC Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775739/effects-of-environmental-factors-on-c-type-lectin-recognition-to-zooxanthellae-in-the-stony-coral-pocillopora-damicornis
#13
Zhi Zhou, Shuimiao Zhao, Junyi Ni, Yilu Su, Lingui Wang, Yanlai Xu
C-type lectin is a superfamily of Ca2+ -dependent carbohydrate-recognition proteins that play significant roles in nonself-recognition and pathogen clearance. In the present study, a C-type lectin (PdC-Lectin) was chosen from stony coral Pocillopora damicornis to understand its recognition characteristics to zooxanthellae. PdC-Lectin protein contained a signal peptide and a carbohydrate-recognition domain with EPN motif in Ca2+ -binding site 2. The PdC-Lectin recombinant protein was expressed and purified in vitro...
May 15, 2018: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774547/petunia-as-model-for-elucidating-adventitious-root-formation-and-mycorrhizal-symbiosis-at-the-nexus-of-physiology-genetics-microbiology-and-horticulture
#14
Uwe Druege, Philipp Franken
Adventitious root formation in cuttings and establishment of arbuscular mycorrhizal symbiosis reflect the enormous plasticity of plants and are key factors in the efficient and sustainable clonal propagation and production of ornamental crops. Based on the high importance of Petunia hybrida for the European and US annual bedding plant markets and its suitability as a model for basic plant sciences, petunia has been established as an experimental system for elucidating the molecular and physiological processes underlying adventitious root formation and mycorrhizal symbiosis...
May 17, 2018: Physiologia Plantarum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773893/co-cultivation-of-fungal-microalgal-strains-in-biogas-slurry-and-biogas-purification-under-different-initial-co-2-concentrations
#15
Kai Zhou, Yuejin Zhang, Xiaobo Jia
The effects of five different microalgae-fungi on nutrient removal and CO2 removal were investigated under three different CO2 contents (35%, 45% and 55%). The results showed that the highest nutrient and CO2 removal efficiency were found at 55% CO2 by cocultivation of different microalgae and fungi. The effect of different initial CO2 concentration on the removal of CO2 from microalgae was significant, and the order of CO2 removal efficiency was 55% (v/v) >45% (v/v) >35% (v/v). The best nutrient removal and biogas purification could be achieved by co-cultivation of C...
May 17, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769291/key-transport-and-ammonia-recycling-genes-involved-in-aphid-symbiosis-respond-to-host-plant-specialization
#16
Dohyup Kim, Bushra F Minhas, Hongmei Li-Byarlay, Allison K Hansen
Microbes are known to influence insect-plant interactions; however, it is unclear if host-plant diet influences the regulation of nutritional insect symbioses. The pea aphid, Acyrthosiphon pisum , requires its nutritional endosymbiont, Buchnera , for the production of essential amino acids. We hypothesize that key aphid genes that regulate the nutritional symbioses respond to host-plant diet when aphids feed on a specialized (alfalfa) compared to a universal host-plant diet (fava), which vary in amino acid profiles...
May 16, 2018: G3: Genes—Genomes—Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769197/cancer-associated-fibroblasts-drive-glycolysis-in-a-targetable-signaling-loop-implicated-in-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma-progression
#17
Dhruv Kumar, Jacob New, Vikalp Vishwakarma, Radhika Joshi, Jonathan Enders, Fangchen Lin, Sumana Dasari, Wade R Gutierrez, George Leef, Sivapriya Ponnurangam, Hemantkumar Chavan, Lydia Ganaden, Mackenzie M Thornton, Hongying Dai, Ossama Tawfik, Jeffrey Straub, Yelizaveta Shnayder, Kiran Kakarala, Terance Ted Tsue, Douglas A Girod, Bennett Van Houten, Shrikant Anant, Partha Krishnamurthy, Sufi Mary Thomas
Despite aggressive therapies, head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) is associated with a less than 50% 5-year survival rate. Late stage HNSCC frequently consists of up to 80% cancer-associated fibroblasts (CAF). We previously reported that CAF-secreted hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) facilitates HNSCC progression, however very little is known about the role of CAFs in HNSCC metabolism. Here we demonstrate that CAF-secreted HGF increases extracellular lactate levels in HNSCC via upregulation of glycolysis...
May 16, 2018: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765384/the-hydrophobin-like-omssp1-may-be-an-effector-in-the-ericoid-mycorrhizal-symbiosis
#18
Salvatore Casarrubia, Stefania Daghino, Annegret Kohler, Emmanuelle Morin, Hassine-Radhouane Khouja, Yohann Daguerre, Claire Veneault-Fourrey, Francis M Martin, Silvia Perotto, Elena Martino
Mutualistic and pathogenic plant-colonizing fungi use effector molecules to manipulate the host cell metabolism to allow plant tissue invasion. Some small secreted proteins (SSPs) have been identified as fungal effectors in both ectomycorrhizal and arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi, but it is currently unknown whether SSPs also play a role as effectors in other mycorrhizal associations. Ericoid mycorrhiza is a specific endomycorrhizal type that involves symbiotic fungi mostly belonging to the Leotiomycetes (Ascomycetes) and plants in the family Ericaceae...
2018: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765363/subtle-differences-in-symbiont-cell-surface-glycan-profiles-do-not-explain-species-specific-colonization-rates-in-a-model-cnidarian-algal-symbiosis
#19
John E Parkinson, Trevor R Tivey, Paige E Mandelare, Donovon A Adpressa, Sandra Loesgen, Virginia M Weis
Mutualisms between cnidarian hosts and dinoflagellate endosymbionts are foundational to coral reef ecosystems. These symbioses are often re-established every generation with high specificity, but gaps remain in our understanding of the cellular mechanisms that control symbiont recognition and uptake dynamics. Here, we tested whether differences in glycan profiles among different symbiont species account for the different rates at which they initially colonize aposymbiotic polyps of the model sea anemone Aiptasia ( Exaiptasia pallida )...
2018: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764946/comparative-genomics-reveals-the-core-gene-toolbox-for-the-fungus-insect-symbiosis
#20
Yan Wang, Matt Stata, Wei Wang, Jason E Stajich, Merlin M White, Jean-Marc Moncalvo
Modern genomics has shed light on many entomopathogenic fungi and expanded our knowledge widely; however, little is known about the genomic features of the insect-commensal fungi. Harpellales are obligate commensals living in the digestive tracts of disease-bearing insects (black flies, midges, and mosquitoes). In this study, we produced and annotated whole-genome sequences of nine Harpellales taxa and conducted the first comparative analyses to infer the genomic diversity within the members of the Harpellales...
May 15, 2018: MBio
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