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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351013/leaf-form-evolution-in-viburnum-parallels-variation-within-individual-plants
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Elizabeth L Spriggs, Samuel B Schmerler, Erika J Edwards, Michael J Donoghue
Few studies have critically evaluated how morphological variation within individual organisms corresponds to variation within and among species. Subindividual variation in plants facilitates such studies because their indeterminate modular growth generates multiple serially homologous structures along growing axes. Focusing on leaf form, we evaluate how subindividual trait variation relates to leaf evolution across Viburnum, a clade of woody angiosperms. In Viburnum we infer multiple independent origins of wide/lobed leaves with toothed margins from ancestors with elliptical, smooth-margined leaves...
February 2018: American Naturalist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350443/cutting-reduces-variation-in-biomass-production-of-forage-crops-and-allows-low-performers-to-catch-up-a-case-study-of-trifolium-pratense-l-red-clover
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Denise Herbert, Klemens Ekschmitt, Volker Wissemann, Annette Becker
Regrowth of fodder plants after grazing and mowing drives the profitability of their cultivation and is therefore an important target trait for plant breeding and agricultural engineering. However, for some fodder plants little is known about their regrowth dynamics in response to grazing or mowing. We analyzed the native response of plant architecture, leaf morphology and growth performance to experimental cutting in wild Trifolium pratense L. (red clover) plants. One hundred fifty potted clover plants were established under controlled field conditions, and half of the plants were cut to 5 cm 3 months after sowing...
January 19, 2018: Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342280/epigenetic-differentiation-of-natural-populations-of-lilium-bosniacum-associated-with-contrasting-habitat-conditions
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V Zoldoš, I Biruš, E Muratovic, Z Šatovic, A Vojta, O Robin, F Pustahija, F Bogunic, V Vicic Bockor, S Siljak-Yakovlev
Epigenetic variation in natural populations with contrasting habitats might be an important element, in addition to the genetic variation, in plant adaptation to environmental stress. Here, we assessed genetic, epigenetic and cytogenetic structure of the three Lilium bosniacum populations growing on distinct habitats. One population was growing under habitual ecological conditions for this species and the other two were growing under stress associated with high altitude and serpentine soil. Amplified fragment length polymorphism (AFLP) and methylation-sensitive amplification polymorphism (MSAP) analyses revealed that the three populations did not differentiate genetically, but were clearly separated in the three distinct clusters according to DNA methylation profiles...
January 12, 2018: Genome Biology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336172/correction-to-erci-et%C3%A2-al-green-synthesis-of-silver-nanoparticles-using-thymbra-spicata-l-var-spicata-zahter-aqueous-leaf-extract-and-evaluation-of-their-morphology-dependent-antibacterial-and-cytotoxic-activity
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January 16, 2018: Artificial Cells, Nanomedicine, and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335785/heterologous-expression-of-rice-9-cis-epoxycarotenoid-dioxygenase-4-osnced4-in-arabidopsis-confers-sugar-oversensitivity-and-drought-tolerance
#5
San-Gwang Hwang, Chia-Yun Lee, Ching-Shan Tseng
BACKGROUND: The 9-cis-epoxycarotenoid dioxygenases OsNCED4 was cloned from rice in conjunction with OsNCED 1-3 and 5, of which 3 has been shown to function in ABA biosynthesis and alteration of leaf morphology. In higher plants, NCEDs have been shown to be key enzymes controlling ABA biosynthesis and belong to a differentially expressed gene family. Aside from OsNCED3, it remains largely unknown if other OsNCED genes are involved in ABA biosynthesis in rice. Thus, transgenic Arabidopsis plants overexpressing OsNCED4 were generated in the 129B08/nced3 mutant background to explore OsNCED4 function in ABA biosynthesis...
January 15, 2018: Botanical Studies (Taipei, Taiwan)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333039/pharmacognostic-assesment-of-the-endemic-and-vulnerable-medicinal-climber-cayratia-pedata-lam-gagnep-var-glabra-gamble-and-its-antibacterial-activity
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S Sharmila, K Kalaichelvi, S M Dhivya, P Premamalini, P Abirami, G Jayanthi
Objective: The objective of this study is to evaluate a meticulous pharmacognostic cram is to supplement constructive information with regard to its identification, characterization, and standardization of endemic and endangered medicinal climber Cayratia pedata var. glabra and also screening the antibacterial activity of this climber. Materials and Methods: The morphological characters of study plant, microscopic examination of leaf powder, anatomy of young stem, physicochemical analysis of plant powder, extractive values, phytochemical analysis, powder with different chemical reagents, fluorescence analysis of plant powder, and other World Health Organization (WHO) recommended for standardization were analyzed...
December 2017: Pharmacognosy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330059/biosynthesis-characterization-and-antimicrobial-activities-of-zinc-oxide-nanoparticles-from-leaf-extract-of-glycosmis-pentaphylla-retz-dc
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S Vijayakumar, P Krishnakumar, P Arulmozhi, S Mahadevan, N Parameaswari
Biosynthesized nanoparticles have an incredible application in biomedicine owing to its simplicity, eco-friendly properties and low cost. The present study aims to determine the green synthesized zinc oxide nanoparticles from methanolic leaf extract of Glycosmis pentaphylla. The synthesized nanoparticles were characterized using UV-VIS Spectroscopy, Flourescence spectrometer, FT-IR, XRD, SEM with EDAX and TEM. The confirmations of synthesized nanoparticles were characterized by peak at 351 and 410 nm in the UV-VIS spectrum and photoluminescence spectrum respectively...
January 9, 2018: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329458/three-fatty-acyl-coenzyme-a-reductases-bdfar1-bdfar2-and-bdfar3-are-involved-in-primary-alcohols-biosynthesis-of-cuticular-wax-in-brachypodium-distachyon
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Yong Wang, Yulin Sun, Qiuye You, Wenqiao Luo, Cong Wang, Shuai Zhao, Guaiqiang Chai, Tingting Li, Xue Shi, Chunlian Li, Reinhard Jetter, Zhonghua Wang
Plant cuticular wax is a heterogeneous mixture of very-long-chain fatty acids (VLCFAs) and their derivatives. Primary alcohols are the dominant wax components throughout leaf development of Brachypodium distachyon (Brachypodium). However, the genes involved in primary alcohols biosynthesis have not been investigated and their exact biological function remains currently unclear in Brachypodium to date. Here, we monitored the leaf wax profile and crystal morphology during Brachypodium leaf morphogenesis, and isolated three Brachypodium fatty acyl-CoA reductase (FAR) genes, named BdFAR1, BdFAR2 and BdFAR3, then analyzed their biochemical activities, substrate specificities, expression patterns, subcellular localization, and stress induction...
January 9, 2018: Plant & Cell Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329424/brassinosteroids-regulate-pavement-cell-growth-by-mediating-bin2-induced-microtubule-stabilization
#9
Xiaolei Liu, Qin Yang, Yuan Wang, Linhai Wang, Ying Fu, Xuelu Wang
Brassinosteroids (BRs), a group of plant steroid hormones, play important roles in regulating plant development. The cytoskeleton also affects key developmental processes and a deficiency in BR biosynthesis or signaling leads to abnormal phenotypes similar to those of microtubule-defective mutants. However, how BRs regulate microtubule and cell morphology remains unknown. Here, using liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry, we identified tubulin proteins that interact with Arabidopsis BRASSINOSTEROID INSENSITIVE2 (BIN2), a negative regulator of BR responses in plants...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Experimental Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321851/specificity-of-herbivore-induced-responses-in-an-invasive-species-alternanthera-philoxeroides-alligator-weed
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Mu Liu, Fang Zhou, Xiaoyun Pan, Zhijie Zhang, Milton B Traw, Bo Li
Herbivory-induced responses in plants can both negatively affect subsequently colonizing herbivores and mitigate the effect of herbivory on the host. However, it is still less known whether plants exhibit specific responses to specialist and generalist herbivores in non-secondary metabolite traits and how specificity to specialists and generalists differs between invasive and native plant populations. We exposed an invasive plant, Alternanthera philoxeroides, to Agasicles hygrophila (Coleoptera, Chrysomelidae; specialist), Spodoptera litura (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae; generalist), manual clipping, or application of exogenous jasmonic acid and examined both the specificity of elicitation in traits of fitness (e...
January 2018: Ecology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319753/morphological-characterization-of-insect-galls-and-new-records-of-associated-invertebrates-in-a-cerrado-area-in-bahia-state-brazil
#11
V P Lima, D Calado
In this study, we report the first records and morphological characterization of galls in a Cerrado area in western Bahia, Brazil. The data were collected monthly over two hours between March and September 2015. Fifteen gall morphotypes were found in twelve plant species distributed among seven families. The plant family with the greatest richness of galls was Fabaceae (n = 8). The following gall morphologies were found: globoid, lenticular, marginal leaf roll, conical, cylindrical, fusiform, spherical and pocket shaped...
January 8, 2018: Brazilian Journal of Biology, Revista Brasleira de Biologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316691/a-comparative-study-on-phytochemical-profiles-and-biological-activities-of-sclerocarya-birrea-a-rich-hochst-leaf-and-bark-extracts
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Daniela Russo, Rocchina Miglionico, Monica Carmosino, Faustino Bisaccia, Paula B Andrade, Patrícia Valentão, Luigi Milella, Maria Francesca Armentano
Sclerocarya birrea (A.Rich.) Hochst (Anacardiaceae) is a savannah tree that has long been used in sub-Saharan Africa as a medicinal remedy for numerous ailments. The purpose of this study was to increase the scientific knowledge about this plant by evaluating the total content of polyphenols, flavonoids, and tannins in the methanol extracts of the leaves and bark (MLE and MBE, respectively), as well as the in vitro antioxidant activity and biological activities of these extracts. Reported results show that MLE is rich in flavonoids (132...
January 8, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29304454/impact-of-ethylene-diurea-edu-on-growth-yield-and-proteome-of-two-winter-wheat-varieties-under-high-ambient-ozone-phytotoxicity
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Sunil K Gupta, Marisha Sharma, Baisakhi Majumder, Vivek K Maurya, Meenakshi Lohani, Farah Deeba, Vivek Pandey
The present study evaluated the impact of high ambient O3 on morphological, physiological and biochemical traits and leaf proteome in two high-yielding varieties of wheat using ethylene diurea (EDU) as foliar spray (200 and 300 ppm). Average ambient ozone concentration was 60 ppb which was more than sufficient to cause phytotoxic effects. EDU treatment resulted in less lipid peroxidation along with increased chlorophyll content, biomass and yield. EDU alleviated the negative effects of ozone by enhancing activities of antioxidants and antioxidative enzymes...
December 27, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29304111/combined-bulked-segregant-sequencing-and-traditional-linkage-analysis-for-identification-of-candidate-gene-for-purple-leaf-sheath-in-maize
#14
Pengcheng Li, Cancan Du, Yingying Zhang, Shuangyi Yin, Enying Zhang, Huimin Fang, Dezhou Lin, Chenwu Xu, Zefeng Yang
Anthocyanin accumulation in various maize tissues plays important roles in plant growth and development. In addition, some color-related traits can be used as morphological markers in conventional maize breeding processes and purity identification of hybrid seeds. Here, we noticed that the leaf sheath color was controlled by a dominant gene, because purple (PSH) and green leaf sheaths (GSH) were separated at a ratio of 3:1 in an F2 population. To map the gene, an F2 and a recombinant inbred line (RIL) population were derived from a cross between inbred line T877 (PSH) and DH1M (GSH)...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29300760/biological-invasion-of-oxeye-daisy-leucanthemum-vulgare-in-north-america-pre-adaptation-post-introduction-evolution-or-both
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Sonja Stutz, Patrik Mráz, Hariet L Hinz, Heinz Müller-Schärer, Urs Schaffner
Species may become invasive after introduction to a new range because phenotypic traits pre-adapt them to spread and become dominant. In addition, adaptation to novel selection pressures in the introduced range may further increase their potential to become invasive. The diploid Leucanthemum vulgare and the tetraploid L. ircutianum are native to Eurasia and have been introduced to North America, but only L. vulgare has become invasive. To investigate whether phenotypic differences between the two species in Eurasia could explain the higher abundance of L...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29300365/estimation-of-whole-plant-photosynthetic-rate-of-irwin-mango-under-artificial-and-natural-lights-using-a-three-dimensional-plant-model-and-ray-tracing
#16
Dae Ho Jung, Joon Woo Lee, Woo Hyun Kang, In Ha Hwang, Jung Eek Son
Photosynthesis is an important physiological response for determination of CO₂ fertilization in greenhouses and estimation of crop growth. In order to estimate the whole plant photosynthetic rate, it is necessary to investigate how light interception by crops changes with environmental and morphological factors. The objectives of this study were to analyze plant light interception using a three-dimensional (3D) plant model and ray-tracing, determine the spatial distribution of the photosynthetic rate, and estimate the whole plant photosynthetic rate of Irwin mango (Mangifera indica L...
January 4, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29295600/participation-of-green-organs-to-grain-filling-in-triticum-turgidum-var-durum-grown-under-mediterranean-conditions
#17
Othmane Merah, Philippe Evon, Philippe Monneveux
In wheat, flag leaf, stem, chaff and awns contribute to grain filling through photosynthesis and/or re-mobilization. Environmental and genetic effects on the relative contribution of each organ were examined by analyzing the consequences of sink-source manipulations (shading and excision) and by comparing carbon isotope discrimination (Δ) values in dry matter (at maturity) and sap (two weeks after anthesis) in six durum wheat genotypes grown in two contrasting seasons. The contribution of flag leaf, stem, chaff and awns to grain filling, estimated by sink-source manipulations, highly varied with the season...
December 25, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29295554/proteomic-analysis-reveals-the-dynamic-role-of-silicon-in-alleviation-of-hyperhydricity-in-carnation-grown-in-vitro
#18
Sowbiya Muneer, Hao Wei, Yoo Gyeong Park, Hai Kyoung Jeong, Byoung Ryong Jeong
The present study depicted the role of silicon in limiting the hyperhydricity in shoot cultures of carnation through proteomic analysis. Four-week-old healthy shoot cultures of carnation "Purple Beauty" were sub-cultured on Murashige and Skoog medium followed with four treatments, viz. control (-Si/-Hyperhydricity), hyperhydric with no silicon treatment (-Si/+Hyperhydricity), hyperhydric with silicon treatment (+Si/+Hyperhydricity), and only silicon treated with no hyperhydricity (+Si/-Hyperhydricity). Comparing to control morphological features of hyperhydric carnations showed significantly fragile, bushy and lustrous leaf nature, while Si supply restored these effects...
December 24, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29281105/a-major-trade-off-between-structural-and-photosynthetic-investments-operative-across-plant-and-needle-ages-in-three-mediterranean-pines
#19
Vivian Kuusk, Ülo Niinemets, Fernando Valladares
Pine (Pinus) species exhibit extensive variation in needle shape and size between juvenile (primary) and adult (secondary) needles (heteroblasty), but few studies have quantified the changes in needle morphological, anatomical and chemical traits upon juvenile-to-adult transition. Mediterranean pines keep juvenile needles longer than most other pines, implying that juvenile needles play a particularly significant role in seedling and sapling establishment in this environment. We studied needle anatomical, morphological and chemical characteristics in juvenile and different-aged adult needles in Mediterranean pines Pinus halepensis Mill...
December 21, 2017: Tree Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29280285/treatment-related-changes-after-short-term-exposure-of-sd-rats-to-aloe-vera-whole-leaf-freeze-dried-powder
#20
Tao Chen, Li Wang, Chunyan Hu
Aloe vera is a widely used natural herb from which many sorts of commercial products have been derived using different preparation technologies. Aloe whole-leaf powder is one of the most popular subtypes. The long-term impact of aloe products has already been reported; however, there have been few studies about short-term exposure, and especially about the relative impact of Aloe vera whole-leaf freeze-dried powder (AWFP). To provide more toxicological data and to document the early changes induced by AWFP, in this study 120 SD rats were divided into four groups (control and 400/1200/2000 mg/kg treatment groups) and were administered AWFP once daily by oral gavage for 28 consecutive days, followed by a two week recovery phase...
October 2017: International Journal of Experimental Pathology
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