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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637324/the-effects-of-phytosterols-on-the-sexual-behavior-and-reproductive-function-in-the-japanese-quail-coturnix-coturnix-japonica
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Mohammad Ibrahim Qasimi, Kentaro Nagaoka, Gen Watanabe
Phytosterols (PS) are plant origin sterols naturally found in many foods and added as food additives. Since 1950, PS have attracted considerable attention due to their ability to lower serum cholesterol and inhibit cardiovascular disease (CVD). However, recent studies have found that PS act as endocrine-disrupting chemicals in laboratory animals. Therefore, this study was aimed at finding the mechanism(s) for PS effects on the sexual behaviors and reproductive functions in male Japanese quails (Coturnix coturnix japonica)...
June 16, 2017: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636152/dynamics-and-origin-of-cytokinins-involved-in-plant-manipulation-by-a-leaf-mining-insect
#2
Hui Zhang, Antoine Guiguet, Géraldine Dubreuil, Anna Kisiala, Peter Andreas, R J Neil Emery, Elisabeth Huguet, Mélanie Body, David Giron
Several herbivorous insects and plant-associated microorganisms control the phytohormonal balance, thus enabling them to successfully exploit the plant by inhibiting plant defences and withdrawing plant resources for their own benefit. The leaf-mining moth Phyllonorycter blancardella modifies the cytokinin (CK) profile of mined leaf-tissues, and the insect symbiotic bacteria Wolbachia is involved in the plant manipulation to the benefit of the insect host. To gain a deeper understanding into the possible origin and dynamics of CKs, we conducted an extensive characterization of CKs in larvae and in infected apple leaves...
June 21, 2017: Insect Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634483/elicitor-induced-biochemical-and-molecular-manifestations-to-improve-drought-tolerance-in-rice-oryza-sativa-l-through-seed-priming
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Mahesh K Samota, Minnu Sasi, Monika Awana, Om P Yadav, S V Amitha Mithra, Aruna Tyagi, Suresh Kumar, Archana Singh
Rice (Oryza sativa L.) is one of the major grain cereals of the Indian subcontinent which face water-deficit stress for their cultivation. Seed-priming has been reported to be a useful approach to complement stress responses in plants. In the present study, seed-priming with hormonal or chemical elicitor [viz. methyl jasmonate (MJ), salicylic acid (SA), paclobutrazol (PB)] showed significant increase in total phenolic content, antioxidant activity and expression of Rice Drought-responsive (RD1 and RD2) genes (of AP2/ERF family) in contrasting rice genotypes (Nagina-22, drought-tolerant and Pusa Sugandh-5, drought-sensitive) under drought stress...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634407/analysis-of-survival-and-hatching-transcriptomes-from-potato-cyst-nematodes-globodera-rostochiensis-and-g-pallida
#4
Marc-Olivier Duceppe, Joël Lafond-Lapalme, Juan Emilio Palomares-Rius, Michaël Sabeh, Vivian Blok, Peter Moffett, Benjamin Mimee
Potato cyst nematodes (PCNs), Globodera rostochiensis and G. pallida, cause important economic losses. They are hard to manage because of their ability to remain dormant in soil for many years. Although general knowledge about these plant parasitic nematodes has considerably increased over the past decades, very little is known about molecular events involved in cyst dormancy and hatching, two key steps of their development. Here, we have studied the progression of PCN transcriptomes from dry cysts to hatched juveniles using RNA-Seq...
June 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631319/herbivory-induced-jasmonates-constrain-plant-sugar-accumulation-and-growth-by-antagonizing-gibberellin-signaling-and-not-by-promoting-secondary-metabolite-production
#5
Ricardo A R Machado, Ian T Baldwin, Matthias Erb
Plants respond to herbivory by reconfiguring hormonal networks, increasing secondary metabolite production and decreasing growth. Furthermore, some plants display a decrease in leaf energy reserves in the form of soluble sugars and starch, leading to the hypothesis that herbivory-induced secondary metabolite production and growth reduction may be linked through a carbohydrate-based resource trade-off. In order to test the above hypothesis, we measured leaf carbohydrates and plant growth in seven genetically engineered Nicotiana attenuata genotypes that are deficient in one or several major herbivore-induced, jasmonate-dependent defensive secondary metabolites and proteins...
July 2017: New Phytologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624670/towards-engineering-of-hormonal-crosstalk-in-plant-immunity
#6
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Alexandra M Shigenaga, Matthias L Berens, Kenichi Tsuda, Cristiana T Argueso
Plant hormones regulate physiological responses in plants, including responses to pathogens and beneficial microbes. The last decades have provided a vast amount of evidence about the contribution of different plant hormones to plant immunity, and also of how they cooperate to orchestrate immunity activation, in a process known as hormone crosstalk. In this review we highlight the complexity of hormonal crosstalk in immunity and approaches currently being used to further understand this process, as well as perspectives to engineer hormone crosstalk for enhanced pathogen resistance and overall plant fitness...
June 15, 2017: Current Opinion in Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622672/physiological-effects-of-single-and-multi-walled-carbon-nanotubes-on-rice-seedlings
#7
Hao Zhang, Mengxia Yue, Xueke Zheng, Chengshen Xie, Hong Zhou, Lijia Li
In this paper, single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) and multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) were found to accelerate leaf growth and development of rice seedlings at a low concentration (20 mg/L), accompanied with the increased chlorophyll content and net photosynthetic rate (PN). Quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) results indicated that both SWCNTs and MWCNTs significantly increased expression of genes associated with chloroplast development and cell sizes. Further analysis revealed that the abscisic acid (ABA) content decreased and the gibberellin (GA) content increased while the content of O2 and H2O2 was slightly elevated and the activities of antioxidative enzymes (SOD, EC 1...
June 14, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Nanobioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622601/immobilisation-of-barley-aleurone-layers-enables-parallelisation-of-assays-and-analysis-of-transient-gene-expression-in-single-cells
#8
Kinga Zór, Christina Mark, Arto Heiskanen, Claus Krogh Madsen, Martin Dufva, Jenny Emnéus, Henrik Brinch-Pedersen, Christine Finnie
The barley aleurone layer is an established model system for studying phytohormone signalling, enzyme secretion and programmed cell death during seed germination. Most analyses performed on the aleurone layer are end-point assays based on cell extracts, meaning each sample is only analysed at a single time point. By immobilising barley aleurone layer tissue on polydimethylsiloxane pillars in the lid of a multiwell plate, continuous monitoring of living tissue is enabled using multiple non-destructive assays in parallel...
June 8, 2017: Plant Physiology and Biochemistry: PPB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620758/transcriptome-analysis-of-drought-responsive-genes-regulated-by-hydrogen-sulfide-in-wheat-triticum-aestivum-l-leaves
#9
Hua Li, Min Li, Xingliang Wei, Xia Zhang, Ruili Xue, Yidan Zhao, Huijie Zhao
Drought is an environmental factor that deeply impacts wheat yield and quality. Hydrogen sulfide (H2S) is a known regulator of drought resistance in plants. To preliminarily elucidate the regulatory mechanisms of H2S on drought tolerance, the effects of H2S on drought-responsive genes were investigated by transcriptome analysis. As a result, a total of 7552 transcripts not only responded to drought stress but also exhibited differential expression relative to the polyethylene glycol (PEG) treatment (P) and the NaHS pretreatment with PEG treatment (SP)...
June 15, 2017: Molecular Genetics and Genomics: MGG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620222/nitric-oxide-mediated-transcriptional-modulation-enhances-plant-adaptive-responses-to-arsenic-stress
#10
Pradyumna Kumar Singh, Yuvraj Indoliya, Abhisekh Singh Chauhan, Surendra Pratap Singh, Amit Pal Singh, Sanjay Dwivedi, Rudra Deo Tripathi, Debasis Chakrabarty
Arsenic (As) contamination in rice leads to yield decline and causes carcinogenic risk to human health. Although the role of nitric oxide (NO) in reducing As toxicity is known, NO-mediated genetic modulation in the plant during arsenic toxicity has not yet been established. We analyzed the key components of NO metabolism and the correlations between NO interaction and arsenic stress using rice as a relevant model plant. Illumina sequencing was used to investigate the NO-mediated genome-wide temporal transcriptomic modulation in rice root upon AsIII exposure during 12 days (d) of the growth period...
June 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620159/main-and-epistatic-loci-studies-in-soybean-for-sclerotinia-sclerotiorum-resistance-reveal-multiple-modes-of-resistance-in-multi-environments
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Tara C Moellers, Arti Singh, Jiaoping Zhang, Jae Brungardt, Mehdi Kabbage, Daren S Mueller, Craig R Grau, Ashish Ranjan, Damon L Smith, R V Chowda-Reddy, Asheesh K Singh
Genome-wide association (GWAS) and epistatic (GWES) studies along with expression studies in soybean [Glycine max (L.) Merr.] were leveraged to dissect the genetics of Sclerotinia stem rot (SSR) [caused by Sclerotinia sclerotiorum (Lib.) de Bary], a significant fungal disease causing yield and quality losses. A large association panel of 466 diverse plant introduction accessions were phenotyped in multiple field and controlled environments to: (1) discover sources of resistance, (2) identify SNPs associated with resistance, and (3) determine putative candidate genes to elucidate the mode of resistance...
June 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617873/fungal-manipulation-of-hormone-regulated-plant-defense
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Rajesh N Patkar, Naweed I Naqvi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617596/review-of-organic-wastewater-compound-concentrations-and-removal-in-onsite-wastewater-treatment-systems
#13
Laurel A Schaider, Kathryn M Rodgers, Ruthann A Rudel
Onsite wastewater treatment systems, such as septic systems, serve 20% of U.S. households and are common in areas not served by wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) globally. They can be sources of nutrients and pathogen pollution and have been linked to health effects in communities where they contaminate drinking water. However, few studies have evaluated their ability to remove organic wastewater compounds (OWCs) such as pharmaceuticals, hormones, and detergents. We synthesized results from 20 studies of 45 OWCs in conventional drainfield-based and alternative onsite wastewater treatment systems to characterize concentrations and removal...
June 15, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615681/genome-wide-analysis-of-banana-mads-box-family-closely-related-to-fruit-development-and-ripening
#14
Juhua Liu, Jing Zhang, Jianbin Zhang, Hongxia Miao, Jingyi Wang, Pengzhao Gao, Wei Hu, Caihong Jia, Zhuo Wang, Biyu Xu, Zhiqiang Jin
Proteins encoded by MADS-box genes are important transcription factors involved in the regulation of flowering plant growth and development. Currently, no systematic information exists regarding the MADS-box family in the important tropical fruit banana. Ninety-six MADS-box genes were identified from the banana (Pahang) A genome. Phylogenetic analysis indicated that Musa acuminata MCM1-AGAMOUS- DEFICIENS-SRF (MaMADS) could be divided into MIKC(c), MIKC*, Mα/β and Mγ groups. MIKC(c) could be further divided into 11 subfamilies, which was further supported by conserved motif and gene structure analyses...
June 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615634/transcriptome-profiling-of-cucumis-metuliferus-infected-by-meloidogyne-incognita-provides-new-insights-into-putative-defense-regulatory-network-in-cucurbitaceae
#15
Jian Ling, Zhenchuan Mao, Mingjuan Zhai, Feng Zeng, Yuhong Yang, Bingyan Xie
Root-knot nematodes (RKN) represent extensive challenges to Cucurbitaceae crops. However, Cucumis metuliferus (Cm) is known to be resistant to Meloidogyne incognita (Mi) infections. Thus, analysis of differentially expressed genes may lead to a comprehensive gene expression profiling of the incompatible Cm-Mi interaction. In this study, the time-course transcriptome of Cm against Mi infection was monitored using RNA-Seq. More than 170000 transcripts were examined in Cm roots, and 2430 genes were subsequently identified as differentially expressed in response to Mi infection...
June 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611805/transcriptomic-analysis-in-strawberry-fruits-reveals-active-auxin-biosynthesis-and-signaling-in-the-ripe-receptacle
#16
Elizabeth Estrada-Johnson, Fabiana Csukasi, Carmen M Pizarro, José G Vallarino, Yulia Kiryakova, Amalia Vioque, Javier Brumos, Nieves Medina-Escobar, Miguel A Botella, José M Alonso, Alisdair R Fernie, José F Sánchez-Sevilla, Sonia Osorio, Victoriano Valpuesta
The role of auxin in ripening strawberry (Fragaria ×ananassa) fruits has been restricted to the early stages of development where the growth of the receptacle is dependent on the delivery of auxin from the achenes. At later stages, during enlargement of the receptacle, other hormones have been demonstrated to participate to different degrees, from the general involvement of gibberellins and abscisic acid to the more specific of ethylene. Here we report the involvement of auxin at the late stages of receptacle ripening...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611798/a-transcriptomics-and-comparative-genomics-analysis-reveals-gene-families-with-a-role-in-body-plan-complexity
#17
Eric M Kramer, Wanying Li
We analyzed tissue-specific transcriptomes of Arabidopsis thaliana and identified 66 gene families with a high frequency of "gradient genes" - genes showing a significant expression gradient between tissues. Gradient gene families include many with roles in hormone and peptide signaling, cell wall synthesis and remodeling, secondary metabolism, transcriptional regulation, and transport between cells. We compared the size of the gradient gene families among the genomes of four plant species with radically different body plans - a single-celled algae, a moss, a eudicot, and a monocot - and found that most of the gradient gene families (58/66) expanded in parallel with the evolution of morphological complexity...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609133/carotenoids-biosynthesis-and-cleavage-related-genes-from-bacteria-to-plants
#18
Ming-Hua Liang, Jianhua Zhu, Jian-Guo Jiang
Carotenoids are essential for photosynthesis and photoprotection in photosynthetic organisms and beneficial for human health. Apocarotenoids derived from carotenoid degradation can serve critical functions including hormones, volatiles, and signals. They have been used commercially as food colorants, animal feed supplements, and nutraceuticals for cosmetic and pharmaceutical purposes. This review focuses on the molecular evolution of carotenogenic enzymes and carotenoid cleavage oxygenases (CCOs) from bacteria, fungi, cyanobacteria, algae, and plants...
June 13, 2017: Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608936/a-photo-responsive-f-box-protein-fof2-regulates-floral-initiation-by-promoting-flc-expression-in-arabidopsis
#19
Reqing He, Xinmei Li, Ming Zhong, Jindong Yan, Ronghuan Ji, Xu Li, Qin Wang, Dan Wu, Mengsi Sun, Dongying Tang, Jianzhong Lin, Hongyu Li, Bin Liu, Hongtao Liu, Xuanming Liu, Xiaoying Zhao, Chentao Lin
Floral initiation is regulated by various genetic pathways in response to light, temperature, hormones, and developmental status. However, the molecular mechanisms underlying the interactions between different genetic pathways are not fully understood. Here, we show that the photoresponsive gene FOF2 (F-box of flowering 2) negatively regulates flowering. FOF2 encodes a putative F-box protein that interacts specifically with ASK14, and its overexpression results in later flowering under both long-day and short-day photoperiods...
June 13, 2017: Plant Journal: for Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605605/nanosensor-technology-applied-to-living-plant-systems
#20
Seon-Yeong Kwak, Min Hao Wong, Tedrick Thomas Salim Lew, Gili Bisker, Michael A Lee, Amir Kaplan, Juyao Dong, Albert Tianxiang Liu, Volodymyr B Koman, Rosalie Sinclair, Catherine Hamann, Michael S Strano
An understanding of plant biology is essential to solving many long-standing global challenges, including sustainable and secure food production and the generation of renewable fuel sources. Nanosensor platforms, sensors with a characteristic dimension that is nanometer in scale, have emerged as important tools for monitoring plant signaling pathways and metabolism that are nondestructive, minimally invasive, and capable of real-time analysis. This review outlines the recent advances in nanotechnology that enable these platforms, including the measurement of chemical fluxes even at the single-molecule level...
June 12, 2017: Annual Review of Analytical Chemistry
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