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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936979/advances-of-selectable-marker-genes-in-plastid-genetic-engineering
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Yong He, An Luo, Lian-Sheng Mu, Qiang Chen, Yan Zhang, Kai-Wun Yeh, Zhi-Hong Tian
Plastid genetic engineering is a safer, more precise, and more efficient transgene expression system than the nuclear genetic transformation system. It has been widely used in basic research and biotechnology applications as the next-generation transgenic technology in plants. Similar to nuclear genetic transformation, selection markers are needed in plastid genetic engineering to identify 'true' transformants and acquire homoplasmy. Because of the high copy number of plastids, maternal inheritance of the plastid genome, and the long process of homogenization of transplastomic plants, the selection markers for plastid genetic engineering are different from those used in the nuclear transformation system...
September 20, 2017: Yi Chuan, Hereditas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936670/agrobacterium-mediated-sorghum-transformation
#2
Emily Wu, Zuo-Yu Zhao
Agrobacterium-mediated plant transformation is commonly used in crop genome modification. An optimized sorghum transformation protocol we developed is described here. Using this protocol, the transformation frequency of sorghum inbred TX430 is over 10% with Agrobacterium strain LBA4404 and 33% with Agrobacterium strain AGL1. Two different selection marker genes, moPAT and PMI, were used in this protocol.
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935406/fate-and-chemical-speciation-of-antimony-sb-during-uptake-translocation-and-storage-by-rye-grass-using-xanes-spectroscopy
#3
Ying Ji, Géraldine Sarret, Rainer Schulin, Susan Tandy
Antimony (Sb) is a contaminant of increased prevalence in the environment, but there is little knowledge about the mechanisms of its uptake and translocation within plants. Here, we applied for the synchrotron based X-ray absorption near-edge structure (XANES) spectroscopy to analyze the speciation of Sb in roots and shoots of rye grass (Lolium perenne L. Calibra). Seedlings were grown in nutrient solutions to which either antimonite (Sb(III)), antimonate (Sb(V)) or trimethyl-Sb(V) (TMSb) were added. While exposure to Sb(III) led to around 100 times higher Sb accumulation in the roots than the other two treatments, there was no difference in total Sb in the shoots...
September 18, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934712/biotransformation-of-flubendazole-and-fenbendazole-and-their-effects-in-the-ribwort-plantain-plantago-lanceolata
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Lucie Raisová Stuchlíková, Lenka Skálová, Barbora Szotáková, Eliška Syslová, Ivan Vokřál, Tomáš Vaněk, Radka Podlipná
Although veterinary anthelmintics represent an important source of environmental pollution, the fate of anthelmintics and their effects in plants has not yet been studied sufficiently. The aim of our work was to identify metabolic pathways of the two benzimidazole anthelmintics fenbendazole (FBZ) and flubendazole (FLU) in the ribwort plantain (Plantago lanceolata L.). Plants cultivated as in vitro regenerants were used for this purpose. The effects of anthelmintics and their biotransformation products on plant oxidative stress parameters were also studied...
September 18, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933077/-advance-in-flavonoids-biosynthetic-pathway-and-synthetic-biology
#5
Li-Qiu Zou, Cai-Xia Wang, Xue-Jun Kuang, Ying Li, Chao Sun
Flavonoids are the valuable components in medicinal plants, which possess a variety of pharmacological activities, including anti-tumor, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activities. There is an unambiguous understanding about flavonoids biosynthetic pathway, that is,2S-flavanones including naringenin and pinocembrin are the skeleton of other flavonoids and they can transform to other flavonoids through branched metabolic pathway. Elucidation of the flavonoids biosynthetic pathway lays a solid foundation for their synthetic biology...
November 2016: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932218/alleviation-of-heavy-metal-stress-in-plants-and-remediation-of-soil-by-rhizosphere-microorganisms
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REVIEW
Jitendra Mishra, Rachna Singh, Naveen K Arora
Increasing concentration of heavy metals (HM) due to various anthropogenic activities is a serious problem. Plants are very much affected by HM pollution particularly in contaminated soils. Survival of plants becomes tough and its overall health under HM stress is impaired. Remediation of HM in contaminated soil is done by physical and chemical processes which are costly, time-consuming, and non-sustainable. Metal-microbe interaction is an emerging but under-utilized technology that can be exploited to reduce HM stress in plants...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930528/biotechnological-improvement-of-nutritional-and-therapeutic-value-of-cultivated-potato
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Deepak Singh Bagri, Devanshi Chandel Upadhyay, Subodh Kumar Jain, Chandrama Prakash Upadhyay
Genetic engineering is recognized as a powerful tool for altering the genetic characteristic of crop plants. Genetic engineering has tremendous potential in developing improved potato varieties with desired agronomic traits and has been utilized for improvement of several crop plants including potato to enhance essential amino acid, protein and lipids/carbohydrates contents as well to improve stress tolerance. The pathway engineering of amino acid revealed dramatic changes in essential amino acid content and protein quality...
January 1, 2018: Frontiers in Bioscience (Scholar Edition)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929469/chondrocyte-expansion-is-associated-with-loss-of-primary-cilia-and-disrupted-hedgehog-signalling
#8
C L Thompson, J C Plant, A K Wann, C L Bishop, P Novak, H M Mitchison, P L Beales, J P Chapple, M M Knight
Tissue engineering-based therapies targeting cartilage diseases, such as osteoarthritis, require in vitro expansion of articular chondrocytes. A major obstacle for these therapies is the dedifferentiation and loss of phenotype accompanying chondrocyte expansion. Recent studies suggest that manipulation of hedgehog signalling may be used to promote chondrocyte re-differentiation. Hedgehog signalling requires the primary cilium, a microtubule-based signalling compartment, the integrity of which is linked to the cytoskeleton...
September 20, 2017: European Cells & Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928381/crispr-cas9-induced-targeted-mutagenesis-and-gene-replacement-to-generate-long-shelf-life-tomato-lines
#9
Qing-Hui Yu, Baike Wang, Ning Li, Yaping Tang, Shengbao Yang, Tao Yang, Juan Xu, Chunmiao Guo, Peng Yan, Qiang Wang, Patiguli Asmutola
Quickly and precisely gain genetically enhanced breeding elites with value-adding performance traits is desired by the crop breeders all the time. The present of gene editing technologies, especially the CRISPR/Cas9 system with the capacities of efficiency, versatility and multiplexing provides a reasonable expectation towards breeding goals. For exploiting possible application to accelerate the speed of process at breeding by CRISPR/Cas9 technology, in this study, the Agrobacterium tumefaciens-mediated CRISPR/Cas9 system transformation method was used for obtaining tomato ALC gene mutagenesis and replacement, in absence and presence of the homologous repair template...
September 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927622/characterization-of-xylan-in-the-early-stages-of-secondary-cell-wall-formation-in-tobacco-bright-yellow-2-cells
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Tadashi Ishii, Keita Matsuoka, Hiroshi Ono, Mayumi Ohnishi-Kameyama, Katsuro Yaoi, Yoshimi Nakano, Misato Ohtani, Taku Demura, Hiroaki Iwai, Shinobu Satoh
The major polysaccharides present in the primary and secondary walls surrounding plant cells have been well characterized. However, our knowledge of the early stages of secondary wall formation is limited. To address this, cell walls were isolated from differentiating xylem vessel elements of tobacco bright yellow-2 (BY-2) cells induced by VASCULAR-RELATED NAC-DOMAIN7 (VND7). The walls of induced VND7-VP16-GR BY-2 cells consisted of cellulose, pectic polysaccharides, hemicelluloses, and lignin, and contained more xylan and cellulose compared with non-transformed BY-2 and uninduced VND7-VP16-GR BY-2 cells...
November 15, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927046/celastrus-orbiculatus-extract-suppresses-the-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-by-mediating-cytoskeleton-rearrangement-via-inhibition-of-the-cofilin-1-signaling-pathway-in-human-gastric-cancer
#11
Haibo Wang, Hao Gu, Jun Feng, Yayun Qian, Lin Yang, Feng Jin, Xuanyi Wang, Jue Chen, Youyang Shi, Songhua Lu, Min Zhao, Yanqing Liu
Celastrus orbiculatus is a traditional medicinal plant used in the anti-inflammatory and analgesic treatment of various diseases. A previous study demonstrated that ethyl acetate extract of C. orbiculatus (COE) exhibited significant antitumor effects. However, studies concerning the effects and mechanism of COE in terms of suppressing the epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) in human gastric adenocarcinoma cells have not been performed at present. The present study hypothesized that COE may inhibit EMT in gastric adenocarcinoma cells by regulating cell cytoskeleton rearrangement...
September 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925326/a-nitrogen-transformation-model-for-multi-layer-enhanced-groundwater-remediation-technology
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Yu Yang, Zhifei Ma, Yonghai Jiang, Xinying Lian, Beidou Xi, Yu Pei
The multi-layer enhanced groundwater remediation technology (MET) is an innovative platform that integrates physical chemistry, bioremediation, and phytoremediation technology to safely and effectively remediate ammonia nitrogen in groundwater. A nitrogen transformation model was established to study the mechanism of nitrogen transformation within ammonia nitrogen removal in the MET. The model considered organic nitrogen, ammonia nitrogen, and nitrate nitrogen as the variables, and ammonification, nitrification, denitrification, microbial assimilation, plant absorption, adsorption-desorption, and volatilization as the influencing factors...
September 19, 2017: Environmental Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924554/molecular-cloning-and-functional-identification-of-sterol-c24-methyltransferase-gene-from-tripterygium-wilfordii
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Hongyu Guan, Yujun Zhao, Ping Su, Yuru Tong, Yujia Liu, Tianyuan Hu, Yifeng Zhang, Xianan Zhang, Jia Li, Xiaoyi Wu, Luqi Huang, Wei Gao
Sterol C24-methyltransferase (SMT) plays multiple important roles in plant growth and development. SMT1, which belongs to the family of transferases and transforms cycloartenol into 24-methylene cycloartenol, is involved in the biosynthesis of 24-methyl sterols. Here, we report the cloning and characterization of a cDNA encoding a sterol C24-methyltransferase from Tripterygium wilfordii (TwSMT1). TwSMT1 (GenBank access number KU885950) is a 1530 bp cDNA with a 1041 bp open reading frame predicted to encode a 346-amino acid, 38...
September 2017: Acta Pharmaceutica Sinica. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923951/bpm-cul3-e3-ligase-modulates-thermotolerance-by-facilitating-negative-regulatory-domain-mediated-degradation-of-dreb2a-in-arabidopsis
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Kyoko Morimoto, Naohiko Ohama, Satoshi Kidokoro, Junya Mizoi, Fuminori Takahashi, Daisuke Todaka, Junro Mogami, Hikaru Sato, Feng Qin, June-Sik Kim, Yoichiro Fukao, Masayuki Fujiwara, Kazuo Shinozaki, Kazuko Yamaguchi-Shinozaki
DEHYDRATION-RESPONSIVE ELEMENT BINDING PROTEIN 2A (DREB2A) acts as a key transcription factor in both drought and heat stress tolerance in Arabidopsis and induces the expression of many drought- and heat stress-inducible genes. Although DREB2A expression itself is induced by stress, the posttranslational regulation of DREB2A, including protein stabilization, is required for its transcriptional activity. The deletion of a 30-aa central region of DREB2A known as the negative regulatory domain (NRD) transforms DREB2A into a stable and constitutively active form referred to as DREB2A CA...
September 18, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923688/expression-and-activity-analysis-of-%C3%AE-gallinacin-3-in-arabidopsis
#15
Libo Jin, Yunpeng Wang, Nuo Xu, Dezhong Wang, Xiuming Liu, Renyi Peng, Chao Jiang, Xiaokun Li
β Gallinacin-3 (β Gal-3) is an antimicrobial peptide with strong antibacterial activity against Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus and Salmonella typhimurium. In this study, the β Gal-3 gene was transferred into a plant genome by genetic engineering techniques. These transgenic plants can be used as feed additives to prevent poultry diseases and them might replace the antibiotics used in poultry industry. To ensure the β Gal-3 expresses effectively in Arabidopsis seeds, the expression was driven by promoter Ppha cloned from the β-phaseolin storage protein gene...
September 16, 2017: Protein Expression and Purification
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923122/feed-in-summer-rest-in-winter-microbial-carbon-utilization-in-forest-topsoil
#16
Lucia Žifčáková, Tomáš Větrovský, Vincent Lombard, Bernard Henrissat, Adina Howe, Petr Baldrian
BACKGROUND: Evergreen coniferous forests contain high stocks of organic matter. Significant carbon transformations occur in litter and soil of these ecosystems, making them important for the global carbon cycle. Due to seasonal allocation of photosynthates to roots, carbon availability changes seasonally in the topsoil. The aim of this paper was to describe the seasonal differences in C source utilization and the involvement of various members of soil microbiome in this process. RESULTS: Here, we show that microorganisms in topsoil encode a diverse set of carbohydrate-active enzymes, including glycoside hydrolases and auxiliary enzymes...
September 18, 2017: Microbiome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922840/quantification-of-agrobacterium-tumefaciens-c58-attachment-to-arabidopsis-thaliana-roots
#17
Anna Petrovicheva, Jessica Joyner, Theodore R Muth
Agrobacterium tumefaciens is the causal agent of crown gall disease and is a vector for DNA transfer in transgenic plants. The transformation process by A. tumefaciens has been widely studied, but the attachment stage has not been well characterized. Most measurements of attachment have used microscopy and colony counting, both of which are labor and time intensive. To reduce the time and effort required to analyze bacteria attaching to plant tissues, we developed a quantitative real-time PCR (qPCR) assay to quantify attached A...
October 2, 2017: FEMS Microbiology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922764/a-pentatricopeptide-repeat-protein-restores-nap-cytoplasmic-male-sterility-in-brassica-napus
#18
Zhi Liu, Faming Dong, Xiang Wang, Tao Wang, Rui Su, Dengfeng Hong, Guangsheng Yang
Two forms of male-sterile cytoplasm, designated nap and pol, are found in the oilseed rape species, Brassica napus. The nap cytoplasm is observed in most B. napus varieties, and it confers male sterility on a limited number of cultivars that lack the corresponding restorer gene, Rfn. In the present study, using linkage analysis in combination with 5652 BC1 progeny derived from a cross between a nap cytoplasmic male sterility (CMS) line 181A and a restorer line H5, we delimited the Rfn gene to a 10.5 kb region on chromosome A09, which contained three putative ORFs...
July 10, 2017: Journal of Experimental Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921802/environmental-dna-metabarcoding-transforming-how-we-survey-animal-and-plant-communities
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Kristy Deiner, Holly M Bik, Elvira Mächler, Mathew Seymour, Anaïs Lacoursière-Roussel, Florian Altermatt, Simon Creer, Iliana Bista, David M Lodge, Natasha de Vere, Michael E Pfrender, Louis Bernatchez
The genomic revolution has fundamentally changed how we survey biodiversity on earth. High-throughput sequencing ('HTS') platforms now enable the rapid sequencing of DNA from diverse kinds of environmental samples (termed 'environmental DNA' or 'eDNA'). Coupling HTS with our ability to associate sequences from eDNA with a taxonomic name is called 'eDNA metabarcoding' and offers a powerful molecular tool capable of non-invasively surveying species richness from many ecosystems. Here, we review the use of eDNA metabarcoding for surveying animal and plant richness, and the challenges in using eDNA approaches to estimate relative abundance...
September 16, 2017: Molecular Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920683/fate-of-flumioxazin-in-aquatic-plants-two-algae-pseudokirchneriella-subcapitata-synechococcus-sp-duckweed-lemna-sp-and-water-milfoil-myriophyllum-elatinoides
#20
Daisuke Ando, Takuo Fujisawa, Toshiyuki Katagi
Flumioxazin separately 14C-labeled at 1,2-positions of the tetrahydrophthalimide moiety or uniformly labeled at the phenyl ring was exposed to two algae and duckweed via water-layer, and water milfoil via water-layer or bottom-sediment for 14 days to investigate uptake and metabolic profiles in these aquatic plants. While 14C-Flumioxazin received immediate hydrolysis through maleimide ring opening and amide bond cleavage with its hydrolytic half-life of <1 day in both water and sediment, the 14C-plant uptake was ≤4...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
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