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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432977/effect-of-short-term-zn-pb-or-long-term-multi-metal-stress-on-physiological-and-morphological-parameters-of-metallicolous-and-nonmetallicolous-echium-vulgare-l-populations
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Sławomir Dresler, Magdalena Wójciak-Kosior, Ireneusz Sowa, Grzegorz Stanisławski, Izabela Bany, Małgorzata Wójcik
The aim of the study was to determine the response of metallicolous and nonmetallicolous Echium vulgare L. populations to chronic multi-metal (Zn, Pb, Cd) and acute Zn (200, 400 μM) and Pb (30, 60 μM) stress. Three populations of E. vulgare, one from uncontaminated and two from metal-contaminated areas, were studied. Two types of experiments were performed - a short-term hydroponic experiment with acute Zn or Pb stress and a long-term manipulative soil experiment with the use of soils from the sites of origin of the three populations...
April 13, 2017: Plant Physiology and Biochemistry: PPB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428860/complex-trait-relationships-between-leaves-and-absorptive-roots-coordination-in-tissue-n-concentration-but-divergence-in-morphology
#2
Ruili Wang, Qiufeng Wang, Ning Zhao, Guirui Yu, Nianpeng He
Leaves and absorptive roots (i.e., first-order root) are above- and belowground plant organs related to resource acquisition; however, it is controversy over whether these two sets of functional traits vary in a coordinated manner. Here, we examined the relationships between analogous above- and belowground traits, including chemical (tissue C and N concentrations) and morphological traits (thickness and diameter, specific leaf area and root length, and tissue density) of 154 species sampling from eight subtropical and temperate forests...
April 2017: Ecology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421372/vascular-development-of-the-grapevine-vitis-vinifera-l-inflorescence-rachis-in-response-to-flower-number-plant-growth-regulators-and-defoliation
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Aude M Gourieroux, Bruno P Holzapfel, Margaret E McCully, Geoffrey R Scollary, Suzy Y Rogiers
The grapevine inflorescence is a determinate panicle and as buds emerge, shoot, flower and rachis development occur simultaneously. The growth and architecture of the rachis is determined by genetic and environmental factors but here we examined the role of flower and leaf number as well as hormones on its elongation and vascular development. The consequences of rachis morphology and vascular area on berry size and composition were also assessed. One week prior to anthesis, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon field vines were exposed to manual flower removal, exogenous plant growth regulators or pre-bloom leaf removal...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Plant Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419758/provenance-effect-on-carbon-assimilation-photochemistry-and-leaf-morphology-in-mediterranean-cistus-species-under-chilling-stress
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Giacomo Puglielli, Francisco J Cuevas Román, Rosangela Catoni, José M Moreno Rojas, Loretta Gratani, Laura Varone
The potential resilience of shrub species to environmental change deserves attention in those areas threatened by climate change such as the Mediterranean basin. We asked if leaves produced under climatically different conditions through the winter season up to spring can highlight the leaf traits involved in determining the potential resilience of three Cistus spp. to changing environmental conditions and to what extent intra-specific differences affect such a response. We analyzed carbon assimilation, maximum quantum efficiency of PSII photochemistry (Fv /Fm ) and the leaf morphological control of the photosynthetic process in leaves formed through the winter season up to spring in C...
April 18, 2017: Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419340/extremely-thick-cell-walls-and-low-mesophyll-conductance-welcome-to-the-world-of-ancient-living
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Linda-Liisa Veromann-Jürgenson, Tiina Tosens, Lauri Laanisto, Ülo Niinemets
Mesophyll conductance is thought to be an important photosynthetic limitation in gymnosperms, but they currently constitute the most understudied plant group in regard to the extent to which photosynthesis and intrinsic water use efficiency are limited by mesophyll conductance. A comprehensive analysis of leaf gas exchange, photosynthetic limitations, mesophyll conductance (calculated by three methods previously used for across-species comparisons), and the underlying ultra-anatomical, morphological and chemical traits in 11 gymnosperm species varying in evolutionary history was performed to gain insight into the evolution of structural and physiological controls on photosynthesis at the lower return end of the leaf economics spectrum...
April 13, 2017: Journal of Experimental Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419152/the-disadvantages-of-being-a-hybrid-during-drought-a-combined-analysis-of-plant-morphology-physiology-and-leaf-proteome-in-maize
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Dana Holá, Monika Benešová, Lukáš Fischer, Daniel Haisel, František Hnilička, Helena Hniličková, Petr L Jedelský, Marie Kočová, Dagmar Procházková, Olga Rothová, Lenka Tůmová, Naďa Wilhelmová
A comparative analysis of various parameters that characterize plant morphology, growth, water status, photosynthesis, cell damage, and antioxidative and osmoprotective systems together with an iTRAQ analysis of the leaf proteome was performed in two inbred lines of maize (Zea mays L.) differing in drought susceptibility and their reciprocal F1 hybrids. The aim of this study was to dissect the parent-hybrid relationships to better understand the mechanisms of the heterotic effect and its potential association with the stress response...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418717/diversity-of-endophytic-bacteria-in-a-fern-species-dryopteris-uniformis-makino-makino-and-evaluation-of-their-antibacterial-potential-against-five-foodborne-pathogenic-bacteria
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Gitishree Das, Seonjoo Park, Kwang-Hyun Baek
The fern plant Dryopteris uniformis has traditionally been used in herbal medicine and possesses many biological activities. This study was conducted to explore the endophytic bacterial diversity associated with D. uniformis and evaluate their antibacterial potential against foodborne pathogenic bacteria (FPB). Among 51 isolated endophytic bacteria (EB), 26 EB were selected based on their morphological characteristics and identified by 16S rRNA gene analysis. The distribution of EB was diverse in the leaf and the stem/root tissues...
April 18, 2017: Foodborne Pathogens and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418033/a-genome-wide-snp-based-genetic-map-and-qtl-mapping-for-agronomic-traits-in-chinese-cabbage
#8
Li Huang, Yafei Yang, Fang Zhang, Jiashu Cao
The aim of this work was to construct a high-resolution genetic map for the dissection of complex morphological and agronomic traits in Chinese cabbage (Brassica rapa L. syn. B. campestris). Chinese cabbage, an economically important vegetable, is a good model plant for studies on the evolution of morphologic variation. Herein, two high-generation inbred Chinese cabbage lines, 'Huangxiaoza' and 'Bqq094-11', were crossed. Then restriction-site-associated DNA sequencing (RAD-seq) was performed on the parents and 120 F2 individuals...
April 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416145/the-ginkgo-biloba-extract-gbe-protects-the-kidney-from-damage-produced-by-a-single-and-low-dose-of-carbon-tetrachloride-in-adult-male-rats
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R M Chávez-Morales, F Jaramillo-Juárez, M L Rodríguez-Vázquez, M C Martínez-Saldaña, F A Posadas Del Río, J A Garfias-López
Gingko biloba leaves have been used as herbal medicine in China for 5000 years, and the standardized leaf extract (GB-STE) has some beneficial effects in the treatment of age-related, cardiovascular, and neurological diseases. The aim of this study was to investigate the renoprotective effects of the Gingko biloba extract (GbE) against the toxicity of a single and relatively low dose of carbon tetrachloride (CCl4). In male adult Wistar rats, we determined the urine flux, the concentration of total proteins in urine, the concentration of glucose in urine, and the concentration of malondialdehyde (MDA) in renal cortex as well as two markers of renal function (clearance of inulin and p-aminohippurate); we also compared the histological lesions caused by CCl4...
April 13, 2017: Experimental and Toxicologic Pathology: Official Journal of the Gesellschaft Für Toxikologische Pathologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415439/novel-synthesis-and-structural-analysis-of-zinc-oxide-nanoparticles-for-the-non-enzymatic-glucose-biosensor
#10
T Dayakar, K Venkateswara Rao, K Bikshalu, V Rajendar, Si-Hyun Park
A non-enzymatic glucose biosensor was developed by utilizing the zinc oxide nanoparticles (ZnO NPs) synthesized by a novel green method using the leaf extract of Ocimum tenuiflorum. The structural, optical and morphological properties of ZnO NPs characterized by means of X-ray diffraction (XRD), ultraviolet-visible (UV-vis) spectroscopy, Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy, scanning electron microscopy (SEM), energy-dispersive X-ray (EDAX) spectroscopy, and transmission electron microscopy (TEM)...
June 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407190/selection-of-morphoagronomic-descriptors-for-the-characterization-of-accessions-of-cassava-of-the-eastern-brazilian-amazon
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R S Silva, E F Moura, J T Farias-Neto, C A S Ledo, J E Sampaio
The aim of this study was to select morphoagronomic descriptors to characterize cassava accessions representative of Eastern Brazilian Amazonia. It was characterized 262 accessions using 21 qualitative descriptors. The multiple-correspondence analysis (MCA) technique was applied using the criteria: contribution of the descriptor in the last factorial axis of analysis in successive cycles (SMCA); reverse order of the descriptor's contribution in the last factorial axis of analysis with all descriptors ('O'´p') of Jolliffe's method; mean of the contribution orders of the descriptor in the first three factorial axes in the analysis with all descriptors ('Os') together with ('O'´p'); and order of contribution of weighted mean in the first three factorial axes in the analysis of all descriptors ('Oz')...
April 13, 2017: Genetics and Molecular Research: GMR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407184/industrial-tomato-lines-morphological-properties-and-productivity
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J V M Peixoto, C de M S Neto, L F C Campos, W de S Dourado, A P O Nogueira, A Dos R Nascimento
The tomato is the second most produced vegetable in the world, with significant participation in the human diet. In addition, the production of tomatoes generates jobs and family income. The availability of improved cultivars that provide greater profitability to the producer and satisfactorily meets the needs of the fresh fruit market and the processing industry becomes imperative due to its importance. Therefore, this study aimed to characterize and select industrial tomato lines in regard to fruit yield, number of leaf branches, and number of flower racemes (NFR)...
April 13, 2017: Genetics and Molecular Research: GMR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405291/trait-dimensionality-and-population-choice-alter-estimates-of-phenotypic-dissimilarity
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Kelly A Carscadden, Marc W Cadotte, Benjamin Gilbert
The ecological niche is a multi-dimensional concept including aspects of resource use, environmental tolerance, and interspecific interactions, and the degree to which niches overlap is central to many ecological questions. Plant phenotypic traits are increasingly used as surrogates of species niches, but we lack an understanding of how key sampling decisions affect our ability to capture phenotypic differences among species. Using trait data of ecologically distinct monkeyflower (Mimulus) congeners, we employed linear discriminant analysis to determine how (1) dimensionality (the number and type of traits) and (2) variation within species influence how well measured traits reflect phenotypic differences among species...
April 2017: Ecology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401357/morphological-phenotyping-and-genetic-analyses-of-a-new-chemical-mutagenized-population-of-tobacco-nicotiana-tabacum-l
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Dawei Wang, Shaomei Wang, Jiangtao Chao, Xinru Wu, Yuhe Sun, Fengxia Li, Jing Lv, Xiaoming Gao, Guanshan Liu, Yuanying Wang
A novel tobacco mutant library was constructed, screened, and characterized as a crucial genetic resource for functional genomics and applied research. A comprehensive mutant library is a fundamental resource for investigating gene functions, especially after the completion of genome sequencing. A new tobacco mutant population induced by ethyl methane sulfonate mutagenesis was developed for functional genomics applications. We isolated 1607 mutant lines and 8610 mutant plants with altered morphological phenotypes from 5513 independent M2 families that consisted of 69,531 M2 plants...
April 11, 2017: Planta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399991/in-package-inhibition-of-e-%C3%A2-coli-o157-h7-on-bulk-romaine-lettuce-using-cold-plasma
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Sea C Min, Si Hyeon Roh, Brendan A Niemira, Glenn Boyd, Joseph E Sites, Joseph Uknalis, Xuetong Fan
Dielectric barrier discharge atmospheric cold plasma (DACP) treatment was evaluated for the inactivation of Escherichia coli O157:H7, surface morphology, color, carbon dioxide generation, and weight loss of bulk Romaine lettuce in a commercial plastic clamshell container. The lettuce samples were packed in a model bulk packaging configuration (three rows with either 1, 3, 5, or 7 layers) in the container and treated by DACP (42.6 kV, 10 min). DACP treatment reduced the number of E. coli O157:H7 in the leaf samples in the 1-, 3-, and 5-layer configurations by 0...
August 2017: Food Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396676/a-conserved-potential-development-framework-applies-to-shoots-of-legume-species-with-contrasting-morphogenetic-strategies
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Lucas Faverjon, Abraham J Escobar-Gutiérrez, Isabelle Litrico, Gaëtan Louarn
A great variety of legume species are used for forage production and grown in multi-species grasslands. Despite their close phylogenetic relationship, they display a broad range of morphologies that markedly affect their competitive abilities and persistence in mixtures. Little is yet known about the component traits that control the deployment of plant architecture in most of these species. During the present study, we compared the patterns of shoot organogenesis and shoot organ growth in contrasting forage species belonging to the four morphogenetic groups previously identified in herbaceous legumes (i...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393859/dependence-of-plant-uptake-and-diffusion-of-polycyclic-aromatic-hydrocarbons-on-the-leaf-surface-morphology-and-micro-structures-of-cuticular-waxes
#17
Qingqing Li, Yungui Li, Lizhong Zhu, Baoshan Xing, Baoliang Chen
The uptake of organic chemicals by plants is considered of great significance as it impacts their environmental transport and fate and threatens crop growth and food safety. Herein, the dependence of the uptake, penetration, and distribution of sixteen polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) on the morphology and micro-structures of cuticular waxes on leaf surfaces was investigated. Plant surface morphologies and wax micro-structures were examined by scanning emission microscopy, and hydrophobicities of plant surfaces were monitored through contact angle measurements...
April 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393848/leaf-n-and-p-stoichiometry-in-relation-to-leaf-shape-and-plant-size-for-quercus-acutissima-provenances-across-china
#18
Hui Zhang, Xiuqing Yang, Jingyuan Wang, G Geoff Wang, Mukui Yu, Tonggui Wu
Plant stoichiometry in relation to the structure and function of biological systems has been investigated at multiple scales. However, few studies have focused on the roles of stoichiometry for a given species. In this study, we determined leaf N and P stoichiometry, leaf shape and plant size in three Quercus acutissima common gardens with different climatic and site conditions. In the three common gardens, leaf N and P stoichiometry was significantly correlated with leaf shape and plant size, suggesting that leaf N and P stoichiometry affects the morphological performance of the leaves and stem...
April 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389868/remodelling-of-lace-plant-leaves-antioxidants-and-ros-are-key-regulators-of-programmed-cell-death
#19
Adrian N Dauphinee, Jacob I Fletcher, Georgia L Denbigh, Christian R Lacroix, Arunika H L A N Gunawardena
Antioxidants and reactive oxygen species are integral for programmed cell death signaling during perforation formation in the lace plant ( Aponogeton madagascariensis ). The lace plant is an excellent model system for studying developmentally regulated programmed cell death (PCD). During early lace plant leaf development, PCD systematically deletes cells resulting in a perforated leaf morphology that is unique in planta. A distinct feature in young lace plant leaves is an abundance of anthocyanins, which have antioxidant properties...
April 7, 2017: Planta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388891/eobowenia-gen-nov-from-the-early-cretaceous-of-patagonia-indication-for-an-early-divergence-of-bowenia
#20
Mario Coiro, Christian Pott
BACKGROUND: Even if they are considered the quintessential "living fossils", the fossil record of the extant genera of the Cycadales is quite poor, and only extends as far back as the Cenozoic. This lack of data represents a huge hindrance for the reconstruction of the recent history of this important group. Among extant genera, Bowenia (or cuticles resembling those of extant Bowenia) has been recorded in sediments from the Late Cretaceous and the Eocene of Australia, but its phylogenetic placement and the inference from molecular dating still imply a long ghost lineage for this genus...
April 7, 2017: BMC Evolutionary Biology
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