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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334330/survivorship-of-z-pheromone-race-european-corn-borer-lepidoptera-crambidae-on-a-range-of-host-plants-varying-in-defensive-chemistry
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Kelsey E Fisher, Charles E Mason, J Lindsey Flexner, Judith Hough-Goldstein, John H McDonald
The European corn borer, Ostrinia nubilalis (Hübner), was introduced in North America in the early 1900s and became a major pest of corn. After its introduction, it was found on > 200 other plant hosts, but corn remained its primary host. Early life history studies indicated that European corn borer had the potential of a wide host range. For nearly 80 yr before the introduction of Bt corn, the European corn borer was a major pest of corn in North America. This study investigated the growth and survivorship of the Z-pheromone race European corn borer on a range of hosts that vary in defensive chemistries and historic degree of infestation to better understand the current host plant range of Z-pheromone race of O...
March 3, 2017: Journal of Economic Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334107/floral-strips-attract-beneficial-insects-but-do-not-enhance-yield-in-cucumber-fields
#2
N F Quinn, D C Brainard, Z Szendrei
Natural enemies and pollinators require nutritional and habitat resources that are often not found in conventional agricultural fields. The addition of flowering plants within agroecosystems may provide the resources necessary to support beneficial insects at the local scale. We hypothesized that insect pollinator and natural enemy abundance would increase in cucumber (Cucumis sativus) plots containing flower strips and that the effect would be greatest in the crop rows closest to the flower strips. Three flower treatments were tested: 1) buckwheat (Fagopyrum esculentum), 2) yellow mustard (Brassica hirta), 3) sweet alyssum (Lobularia maritima), and cucumbers as a control...
February 22, 2017: Journal of Economic Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334092/the-cuticle-protein-gene-mpcp4-of-myzus-persicae-homoptera-aphididae-plays-a-critical-role-in-cucumber-mosaic-virus-acquisition
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Yan Liang, Xi-Wu Gao
Myzus persicae (Sulzer) (Homoptera: Aphididae) is one of the most important agricultural pests worldwide. In addition to sucking phloem sap, M. persicae also transmits Cucumber mosaic virus (CMV) as a vector in a nonpersistent manner. At present, the infection mechanism remains unclear, especially the process of aphid virus acquisition. In this study, we isolated four M. persicae cuticle protein genes (MPCP1, MPCP2, MPCP4, and MPCP5) from M. persicae. The relative amount of the gene encoding Cucumber mosaic virus capsid protein (CMV CP) and the transcript levels of these four cuticle protein genes were investigated in aphid virus acquisition by feeding the tobacco preinfested by CMV...
February 19, 2017: Journal of Economic Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330302/production-of-bioherbicide-by-phoma-sp-in-a-stirred-tank-bioreactor
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Thiarles Brun, Jéssica E Rabuske, Izelmar Todero, Thiago C Almeida, Jair J D Junior, Gustavo Ariotti, Tássia Confortin, Jonas A Arnemann, Raquel C Kuhn, Jerson V C Guedes, Marcio A Mazutti
The objective of this work was to produce an herbicide by submerged fermentation in a stirred-tank bioreactor and to assess the potential herbicidal in pre-emergence, post-emergence, and in a detached leaves of Cucumis sativus var species. wisconsin (cucumber) and Sorghum bicolor (sorghum) species. Fermentations were carried out in a stirred-tank bioreactor with useful volume of 3L. Stirring rate (40, 50, and 60 rpm) and aeration (1, 2 and 3 vvm) were the variables studied for bioherbicide production. Fermented broth was fractioned with different solvents to identify the molecules produced by the fungus in a multi-dimensional gas chromatograph system...
December 2016: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325347/two-fucosylated-chondroitin-sulfates-from-the-sea-cucumber-eupentacta-fraudatrix
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Nadezhda E Ustyuzhanina, Maria I Bilan, Andrey S Dmitrenok, Nikolay E Nifantiev, Anatolii I Usov
Two fucosylated chondroitin sulfates EF1 and EF2 were isolated from the sea cucumber Eupentacta fraudatrix. Separation of the polysaccharides was performed using anion-exchange chromatography on DEAE-Sephacel by elution of 0.75M and 1.0M NaCl solutions. The structures of biopolymers were determined by chemical and NMR spectroscopic methods. The backbone of EF1 was found to be composed of chondroitin sulfate A and E units in a ratio of about 1:1. The core of EF2 along with chondroitin sulfate A and E fragments contained unusual disaccharide repeating units →4)-β-d-GlcpA2S3S-(1→3)-β-d-GalpNAc6S-(1→...
May 15, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317742/determination-of-hymexazol-in-26-foods-of-plant-origin-by-modified-quechers-method-and-liquid-chromatography-tandem-mass-spectrometry
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Zejun Jiang, Hui Li, Xiaolin Cao, Pengfei Du, Hua Shao, Fen Jin, Maojun Jin, Jing Wang
A rapid and sensitive method based on modified QuEChERS for hymexazol determination in 26 plant-derived foods using liquid chromatography tandem-mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) was developed. Variables affecting the separation (LC column, mobile phase additives) and clean-up effects of various dispersive phases, such as PSA, C18, GCB, MWCNTs, PEP-2, Al2O3, Florisil, and PVPP were evaluated. The method was validated using 26 matrices at spiked levels of 0.01 or 0.02, 0.05, 0.1, and 0.5mg/kg (0.05, 0.2, 0.5, and 1...
August 1, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314173/histopathology-combined-with-transcriptome-analyses-reveals-the-mechanism-of-resistance-to-meloidogyne-incognita-in-cucumis-metuliferus
#7
De-You Ye, Yong-Hong Qi, Su-Fang Cao, Bing-Qiang Wei, Hua-Sheng Zhang
Root-knot nematodes (Meloidogyne spp.) cause serious threat to cucumber production. Cucumis metuliferus, a relative of cucumber, is reported to be resistant to Meloidogyne incognita, yet the underlying resistance mechanism remains unclear. In this study, the response of resistant C. metuliferus accession PI482443 following nematode infection was studied in comparison with susceptible C. sativus cv. Jinlv No.3. Roots of selected Cucumis seedings were analysed using histological and biochemical techniques. Transcriptome changes of the resistance reaction were investigated by RNA-seq...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314134/phytotoxicity-of-effluents-from-swine-slaughterhouses-using-lettuce-and-cucumber-seeds-as-bioindicators
#8
Michel David Gerber, Thomaz Lucia, Luciara Correa, José Eduardo Pereira Neto, Érico Kunde Correa
This study evaluated the phytotoxic effects of raw and treated effluents from a swine slaughterhouse on cucumber and lettuce seeds and determined correlations among physicochemical characteristics of such effluents and the germination of seeds used as bioindicators. Physicochemical parameters were characterized for both effluents and their phytotoxicity was determined through the germination index (GI), the root length (RL) and the number of germinated seeds (SG) for both plant species. The effluents treatment system was efficient to reduce the concentration of some physicochemical parameters to levels within those recommended by the Brazilian legislation, except for P, ammoniacal N and TKN concentration...
March 14, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303144/the-cytochrome-p450-gene-cscyp85a1-is-a-putative-candidate-for-super-compact-1-scp-1-plant-architecture-mutation-in-cucumber-cucumis-sativus-l
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Hui Wang, Wanqing Li, Yaguang Qin, Yupeng Pan, Xiaofeng Wang, Yiqun Weng, Peng Chen, Yuhong Li
The dwarf or compact plant architecture is an important trait in plant breeding. A number of genes controlling plant height have been cloned and functionally characterized which often involve in biosynthesis or signaling of plant hormones such as brassinosteroids (BRs). No genes for plant height or vine length have been cloned in cucurbit crops (family Cucurbitaceae). From an EMS-induced mutagenesis population, we identified a super compact (SCP) mutant C257 which was extremely dwarf due to practically no internode elongation...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300606/one-step-multiplex-rt-qpcr-detects-three-citrus-viroids-from-different-genera-in-a-wide-range-of-hosts
#10
Fatima Osman, Tyler Dang, Sohrab Bodaghi, Georgios Vidalakis
A one-step multiplex reverse transcription real-time quantitative polymerase chain reaction (RT-qPCR) based on species-specific minor groove binding (MGB) probes, was developed for the simultaneous detection, identification, and quantification of three citrus viroids belonging to different genera. Citrus exocortis viroid (Pospiviroid), Hop stunt viroid (Hostuviroid), and Citrus bark cracking viroid (Cocadviroid) cause a variety of maladies in agriculturally significant crops. Therefore, reliable assays for their detection are essential tools for various government and industry organizations implementing disease management programs...
March 11, 2017: Journal of Virological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300025/evaluation-of-matrix-effects-in-multiresidue-analysis-of-pesticide-residues-in-vegetables-and-spices-by-lc-ms-ms
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Suchi Chawla, Hemlatta K Patel, Hetal N Gor, Kiran M Vaghela, Priti P Solanki, Paresh G Shah
The study was conducted to investigate matrix interferences using QuEChERS sample preparation to understand whether thedilution of matrix and/or the grouping of commodities can eliminate the need for selective individual matrix-matched standards in LC with tandem MS (MS/MS) analysis, and whether the calibration graph based on only one matrix can be used for quantification in the other matrixes. Matrix effects (MEs) were studied by comparing the slopes of calibration curves of the matrix-matched standards (diluted with mobile phase) vis-à-vis the solvent-based standards...
March 16, 2017: Journal of AOAC International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298684/effects-of-heat-treatment-on-the-gel-properties-of-the-body-wall-of-sea-cucumber-apostichopus-japonicus
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Kai Zhang, Hu Hou, Lin Bu, Bafang Li, Changhu Xue, Zhe Peng, Shiwei Su
The sensory texture of sea cucumber (Apostichopus japonicus) was dramatically affected by heat treatment. In this study, sea cucumbers were heated under different thermal conditions (HSC), and divided into five groups (HSC-80, HSC-90, HSC-100, HSC-110, and HSC-120) according to the heating temperature (from 80 to 120 °C). The changes in texture, moisture, gel structure, and biochemical parameters of the HSC were investigated. With increasing heating time (from 10 to 80 min), the hardness and gel structure changed slightly, and the water activity decreased as the proportion of T21 increased by 133...
March 2017: Journal of Food Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294684/survival-of-salmonella-newport-on-whole-and-fresh-cut-cucumbers-treated-with-lytic-bacteriophages
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Manan Sharma, Gwendolyn Dashiell, Eric T Handy, Cheryl East, Russell Reynnells, Chanelle White, Esmond Nyarko, Shirley Micallef, Fawzy Hashem, Patricia D Millner
Salmonella enterica associated with consumption of cucumbers ( Cucumis sativus ) has led to foodborne outbreaks in the United States. Whole and fresh-cut cucumbers are susceptible to S. enterica contamination during growing, harvesting, and postharvest handling. The application of lytic bacteriophages specific for S. enterica was evaluated to reduce Salmonella populations on cucumbers. Unwaxed cucumbers ('Lisboa' variety, or mini-cucumbers purchased at retail) were inoculated with Salmonella Newport (5 log CFU per cucumber) and were sprayed with 3...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Food Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288566/prevalence-of-plant-beneficial-and-human-pathogenic-bacteria-isolated-from-salad-vegetables-in-india
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Angamuthu Nithya, Subramanian Babu
BACKGROUND: The study aimed at enumerating, identifying and categorizing the endophytic cultivable bacterial community in selected salad vegetables (carrot, cucumber, tomato and onion). Vegetable samples were collected from markets of two vegetable hot spot growing areas, during two different crop harvest seasons. Crude and diluted vegetable extracts were plated and the population of endophytic bacteria was assessed based on morphologically distinguishable colonies. The bacterial isolates were identified by growth in selective media, biochemical tests and 16S rRNA gene sequencing...
March 14, 2017: BMC Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287458/nitrate-increased-cucumber-tolerance-to-fusarium-wilt-by-regulating-fungal-toxin-production-and-distribution
#15
Jinyan Zhou, Min Wang, Yuming Sun, Zechen Gu, Ruirui Wang, Asanjan Saydin, Qirong Shen, Shiwei Guo
Cucumber Fusarium wilt, induced by Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. cucumerinum (FOC), causes severe losses in cucumber yield and quality. Nitrogen (N), as the most important mineral nutrient for plants, plays a critical role in plant-pathogen interactions. Hydroponic assays were conducted to investigate the effects of different N forms (NH₄⁺ vs. NO₃(‒)) and supply levels (low, 1 mM; high, 5 mM) on cucumber Fusarium wilt. The NO₃(‒)-fed cucumber plants were more tolerant to Fusarium wilt compared with NH₄⁺-fed plants, and accompanied by lower leaf temperature after FOC infection...
March 11, 2017: Toxins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285500/a-human-case-of-zoonotic-dog-tapeworm-dipylidium-caninum-eucestoda-dilepidiidae-in-china
#16
Peng Jiang, Xi Zhang, Ruo Dan Liu, Zhong Quan Wang, Jing Cui
We described a human case of zoonotic dog tapeworm, Dipylidium caninum (Eucestoda: Dilepidiidae), rarely occurring in China. The mother of a 17 month-old boy noted the appearance of small white and active worms over a month period in her son's feces, but the boy was asymptomatic except mild diarrhea. We observed 3 tapeworm proglottids resembling cucumber seeds in his stool sample. Microscopically, each proglottid had 2 genital pores, 1 on each lateral edge, and numerous egg capsules in the uterus. The patient was successfully treated with a single oral dose of praziquantel...
February 2017: Korean Journal of Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284150/effects-of-waterborne-cadmium-on-energy-metabolism-in-the-tropical-sea-cucumber-stichopus-horrens-and-a-comparison-of-tissue-specific-cadmium-accumulation-with-the-temperate-sea-cucumber-australostichopus-mollis
#17
Hannah Charan-Dixon, Sally Gaw, Sharyn J Goldstien, Chris N Glover
The sea cucumber Stichopus horrens is an important component of near-shore ecosystems, and in the Kingdom of Tonga it also comprises an important commercial and subsistence fishery. To assess the sensitivity of this species to the toxic trace metal cadmium (Cd), adult S. horrens were exposed for 96h to an environmental (15µgL(-1)) or effect (765µgL(-1)) concentration of waterborne Cd. The respiratory tree and intestine accumulated higher concentrations of Cd than the muscle and body wall, but there were no effects of Cd on tissue ions (sodium, potassium, magnesium, calcium)...
March 8, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283128/predictors-of-detected-organophosphorus-pesticides-among-orang-asli-children-living-in%C3%A2-malaysia
#18
Juliana Mat Sutris, Zaleha Md Isa, Siti Arfah Sumeri, Hasanain Faisal Ghazi
BACKGROUND: Increasing use of pesticides in agriculture to control pest may result in permanent damage to the environment and consequently cause harmful health problems especially among infant and children. Due to pesticide's natural toxicity and its widespread use, it causes a serious threat to public health especially to this vulnerable group. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to determine the organophosphorus pesticide urinary metabolite levels and its predictors among Orang Asli children of the Mah Meri tribe living in an agricultural island in Kuala Langat, Selangor...
September 2016: Annals of Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279766/structural-characterization-of-immunostimulating-protein-sulfated-fucan-complex-extracted-from-the-body-wall-of-a-sea-cucumber-stichopus-japonicus
#19
Rong-An Cao, Utoomporn Surayot, SangGuan You
The water soluble protein-sulfated fucan (PSF) complex isolated from the body wall of Stichopus japonicus was fractionated using an anion-exchange chromatography to obtain four purified fractions (F1, F2, F3, and F4) and to investigate their structural characteristics and immuno-enhancing activities. The crude PSF and fractions mostly consisted of neutral sugars, proteins and sulfates in various proportions. Fucose was their major monosaccharide unit with small portion of mannose, glucose and galactose. The molecular weight (Mw) of the crude PSF and fractions ranged from 323...
March 7, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276260/holothuria-scabra-extracts-exhibit-anti-parkinson-potential-in-c-elegans-a-model-for-anti-parkinson-testing
#20
Pawanrat Chalorak, Prapaporn Jattujan, Saksit Nobsathian, Tanate Poomtong, Prasert Sobhon, Krai Meemon
OBJECTIVES: Parkinson's disease (PD) is associated with aggregation of α-synuclein and selective death of dopaminergic (DA) neurons in the substantia nigra, thereby leading to cognitive and motor impairments. Nowadays, the drugs commonly used for PD treatment, such as levodopa, provide only symptomatic relief. Therefore, seeking new drugs against PD, especially from plants and marine organisms, is one of the major research areas to be explored. This study aimed to investigate the anti-Parkinson activity of the extracts from the sea cucumber, Holothuria scabra, by using Caenorhabditis elegans as a model...
March 9, 2017: Nutritional Neuroscience
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