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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136411/shoot-apical-meristem-and-plant-body-organization-a-cross-species-comparative-study
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Renáta Schnablová, Tomáš Herben, Jitka Klimešová
Background and Aims: The shoot apical meristem (SAM) is the key organizing element in the plant body and is responsible for the core of plant body organization and shape. Surprisingly, there are almost no comparative data that would show links between parameters of the SAM and whole-plant traits as drivers of the plant's response to the environment. Methods: Interspecific differences in SAM anatomy were examined in 104 perennial herbaceous angiosperms. Key Results: There were differences in SAM parameters among individual species, their phylogenetic patterns, and how their variation is linked to variation in plant above-ground organs and hence species' environmental niches...
November 10, 2017: Annals of Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136280/transitqa-a-new-method-for-transit-dosimetry-of-tomotherapy-patients
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Olivier Pisaturo, Frédéric Miéville, Pierre-Alain Tercier, Abdelkarim Said Allal
PURPOSE: TransitQA is an innovative method for Tomotherapy transit dosimetry using the on-board detector (OBD). Our previously published model for Tomotherapy treatment plan verification (AirQA) has been enhanced to take into account patient and couch transmission. AirQA estimates the OBD signal during irradiation with nothing in the beam path from the leaf control sinogram, allowing us to check whether the planned treatment is correctly delivered by the machine. TransitQA allows us to check the treatment delivery with the patient on the couch, potentially showing the effects of changes in the patient anatomy and delivery errors...
November 14, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29104583/not-all-trees-sleep-the-same-high-temporal-resolution-terrestrial-laser-scanning-shows-differences-in-nocturnal-plant-movement
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András Zlinszky, Bence Molnár, Anders S Barfod
Circadian leaf movements are widely known in plants, but nocturnal movement of tree branches were only recently discovered by using terrestrial laser scanning (TLS), a high resolution three-dimensional surveying technique. TLS uses a pulsed laser emitted in a regular scan pattern for rapid measurement of distances to the targets, thus producing three dimensional point cloud models of sub-centimeter resolution and accuracy in a few minutes. Here, we aim to gain an overview of the variability of circadian movement of small trees across different taxonomic groups, growth forms and leaf anatomies...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29093177/leaf-anatomy-of-a-late-palaeozoic-cycad
#4
Zhuo Feng, Yong Lv, Yun Guo, Hai-Bo Wei, Hans Kerp
Today, cycads are a small group of gymnospermous plants with a limited distribution in the (sub)tropics, but they were major constituents of Mesozoic floras. Fossil leaves sporadically found in latest Carboniferous and Permian floras have putatively been ascribed to cycads. However, their true affinity remains unclear due to the lack of anatomical evidence. Virtually all modern cycads have pinnate leaves, but this type of leaf morphology is by no means unique for cycads. Pinnate leaves of Plagiozamites oblongifolius Halle 1927 with well-preserved cuticles showing the epidermal anatomy are here described from the upper Permian Xuanwei Formation of Yunnan Province, Southwest China...
November 2017: Biology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29065171/alleviatory-effects-of-silicon-on-the-foliar-micromorphology-and-anatomy-of-rice-oryza-sativa-l-seedlings-under-simulated-acid-rain
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Shuming Ju, Liping Wang, Cuiying Zhang, Tingchao Yin, Siliang Shao
Silicon (Si) is a macroelement in plants. The biological effects and mitigation mechanisms of silicon under environmental stress have become hot topics. The main objectives of this study were to elucidate the roles of Si in alleviating the effects on the phenotype, micromorphology and anatomy of the leaves of rice seedlings under acid rain stress. The results indicated that the combined or single effects of Si and simulated acid rain (SAR) stress on rice roots depended on the concentration of Si and the intensity of the SAR stress...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29056456/re-creation-of-a-key-step-in-the-evolutionary-switch-from-c3-to-c4-leaf-anatomy
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Peng Wang, Roxana Khoshravesh, Shanta Karki, Ronald Tapia, C Paolo Balahadia, Anindya Bandyopadhyay, W Paul Quick, Robert Furbank, Tammy L Sage, Jane A Langdale
The C4 photosynthetic pathway accounts for ∼25% of primary productivity on the planet despite being used by only 3% of species. Because C4 plants are higher yielding than C3 plants, efforts are underway to introduce the C4 pathway into the C3 crop rice. This is an ambitious endeavor; however, the C4 pathway evolved from C3 on multiple independent occasions over the last 30 million years, and steps along the trajectory are evident in extant species. One approach toward engineering C4 rice is to recapitulate this trajectory, one of the first steps of which was a change in leaf anatomy...
November 6, 2017: Current Biology: CB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29056440/making-roots-shoots-and-seeds-idd-gene-family-diversification-in-plants
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REVIEW
Carla P Coelho, Pu Huang, Dong-Yeon Lee, Thomas P Brutnell
The INDETERMINATE DOMAIN (IDD) family of transcriptional regulators controls a diversity of processes in a variety of plant tissues and organs and at different stages of plant development. Several recent reports describe the genetic characterization of IDD family members, including those that are likely to regulate C4 kranz anatomy, with implications for the engineering of C4 traits into C3 crops. In this review we summarize the reported functions of IDD members in the regulation of metabolic sensing and leaf, root, seed, and inflorescence development...
October 19, 2017: Trends in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053190/quantitative-mesophyll-parameters-rather-than-whole-leaf-traits-predict-response-of-c3-steppe-plants-to-aridity
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Larissa A Ivanova, Polina K Yudina, Dina A Ronzhina, Leonid A Ivanov, Norbert Hölzel
We studied the impact of aridity on leaf and mesophyll traits in dominant and very abundant plant species of Eurasian steppe plant communities. We covered a 500-km latitudinal gradient across three vegetation zones in the Volga region of southern European Russia. Whole-leaf traits, volumetric fractions of leaf tissues, quantitative parameters of photosynthetic cells and chloroplasts, and chlorophyll, carbon (C) and nitrogen (N) contents were analyzed and related to plant functional type (PFT), type of mesophyll anatomy, phylogeny and climate aridity...
October 20, 2017: New Phytologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043573/structural-and-physiological-responses-of-halodule-wrightii-to-ocean-acidification
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Geniane Schneider, Paulo Antunes Horta, Emiliano Nicolas Calderon, Clovis Castro, Adalto Bianchini, Camilla Reis Augusto da Silva, Isabel Brandalise, José Bonomi Barufi, João Silva, Ana Claudia Rodrigues
Coastal areas face high variability of seawater pH. Ocean acidification (OA) and local stressors are enhancing this variability, which poses a threat to marine life. However, these organisms present potential phenotypic plasticity that can offer physiological and structural tools to survive in these extreme conditions. In this study, we evaluated the effects of elevated CO2 levels and consequent pH reduction on the physiology, anatomy and ultrastructure of the seagrass Halodule wrightii. A mesocosm study was conducted in an open system during a 30-day experiment, where different concentrations of CO2 were simulated following the natural variability observed in coastal reef systems...
October 18, 2017: Protoplasma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036408/physiological-differences-between-root-suckers-and-saplings-enlarge-the-regeneration-niche-in-eucryphia-cordifolia-cav
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Antonio B Escandón, Roke Rojas, Loreto V Morales, Luis J Corcuera, Rafael E Coopman, Susana Paula
Many clonal plants produce vegetative recruits that remain connected to the parent plant. Such connections permit resource sharing among ramets, explaining the high survival rates of vegetative recruits during establishment under suboptimal conditions for sexual regeneration. We propose that differences in the regeneration niches of sexual and vegetative recruits reflect different physiological adjustments caused by parental supply of resources to the ramets. We conducted ecophysiological measurements in saplings and root suckers of Eucryphia cordifolia Cav...
September 19, 2017: Tree Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033649/study-of-the-leaf-anatomy-in-cross-section-in-the-iberian-species-of-festuca-l-poaceae-and-its-systematic-significance
#11
Gloria Martínez-Sagarra, Pilar Abad, Juan Antonio Devesa
A study of the leaf anatomy in the species of the genus Festuca present in the Iberian Peninsula was made. A total of 68 taxa were included and 15 characters were measured in leaf cross-section. The major anatomical features of each taxonomic group were characterized, and some variability was observed in the taxa. The anatomical patterns observed were compared and discussed with the relationships suggested by the molecular analyses. The leaf outline, the presence or absence of complete girders, and the development degree of the bulliform cells were the main characters to differentiate among fescue species of the fine-leaved clade and those of the broad-leaved clade...
2017: PhytoKeys
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28993735/comparative-physiological-biochemical-and-genetic-responses-to-prolonged-waterlogging-stress-in-okra-and-maize-given-exogenous-ethylene-priming
#12
Emuejevoke Vwioko, Onyekachukwu Adinkwu, Mohamed A El-Esawi
Waterlogging is an environmental challenge affecting crops worldwide. Ethylene induces the expression of genes linked to important agronomic traits under waterlogged conditions. The ability of okra (Abelmoschus esculentus L. Moench.) and maize (Zea mays L.) given exogenous ethylene priming to tolerate prolonged waterlogged conditions was investigated in this study. The investigation was carried out as field experiments using 3 week-old plants grouped into four treatments; control, waterlogged plants, ethylene priming of plants before waterlogging, and ethylene priming of plants after waterlogging...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28992130/stomatal-conductance-mesophyll-conductance-and-transpiration-efficiency-in-relation-to-leaf-anatomy-in-rice-and-wheat-genotypes-under-drought
#13
Wenjing Ouyang, Paul C Struik, Xinyou Yin, Jianchang Yang
Increasing leaf transpiration efficiency (TE) may provide leads for growing rice like dryland cereals such as wheat (Triticum aestivum). To explore avenues for improving TE in rice, variations in stomatal conductance (gs) and mesophyll conductance (gm) and their anatomical determinants were evaluated in two cultivars from each of lowland, aerobic, and upland groups of Oryza sativa, one cultivar of O. glaberrima, and two cultivars of T. aestivum, under three water regimes. The TE of upland rice, O. glaberrima, and wheat was more responsive to the gm/gs ratio than that of lowland and aerobic rice...
September 15, 2017: Journal of Experimental Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28985366/different-hydraulic-traits-of-woody-plants-from-tropical-forests-with-contrasting-soil-water-availability
#14
Shi-Dan Zhu, Ya-Jun Chen, Pei-Li Fu, Kun-Fang Cao, Guillermo Goldstein
In southwestern China, tropical karst forests (KF) and non-karst rain forests (NKF) have different species composition and forest structure owing to contrasting soil water availability, but with a few species that occur in both forests. Plant hydraulic traits are important for understanding the species' distribution patterns in these two forest types, but related studies are rare. In this study, we investigated hydraulic conductivity, vulnerability to drought-induced cavitation and wood anatomy of 23 abundant and typical woody species from a KF and a neighboring NKF, as well as two Bauhinia liana species common to both forests...
July 19, 2017: Tree Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926862/comparison-of-the-morphology-anatomy-and-chemical-profile-of-mikania-glomerata-and-mikania-laevigata
#15
Vanessa Cruz de Oliveira Costa, Alexandre Augusto Borghi, Juliana Lischka Sampaio Mayer, Alexandra Christine Helena Frankland Sawaya
Mikania glomerata and Mikania laevigata are medicinal plants popularly used in Brazil for colds and asthma. Although several studies report differences in their composition, they are frequently used indistinctly, which may be due to misidentification of the species or the plant part used. Herein, the chemical, anatomical, and morphological profiles of both species were evaluated, seeking to differentiate them. Due to the pattern of secondary metabolites found in M. glomerata and M. laevigata, the chemical profile of the leaves was the characteristic that best differentiated the two species...
September 19, 2017: Planta Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874722/ameliorative-effects-of-melatonin-on-dark-induced-leaf-senescence-in-gardenia-gardenia-jasminoides-ellis-leaf-morphology-anatomy-physiology-and-transcriptome
#16
Daqiu Zhao, Rong Wang, Jiasong Meng, Zhiyuan Li, Yanqing Wu, Jun Tao
Cut gardenia (Gardenia jasminoides Ellis) foliage is widely used as a vase material or flower bouquet indoors; however, insufficient indoor light accelerates its senescence, which shortens its viewing time. In this study, applying melatonin to delay gardenia leaf senescence when exposed to extremely low light condition (darkness), and the results showed that 1.0 mM was the effective concentration. At this concentration, chlorophyll contents and chlorophyll fluorescence parameters (Fv/Fm, Fv/F0 and Y(II)) increased, while the carotenoid and flavonoid contents decreased...
September 5, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28871432/comparative-physiological-and-proteomic-analyses-reveal-different-adaptive-strategies-by-cymbidium-sinense-and-c-tracyanum-to-drought
#17
Jia-Wei Li, Xiao-Dong Chen, Xiang-Yang Hu, Lan Ma, Shi-Bao Zhang
A terrestrial orchid, Cymbidium sinense appears to utilizes "remedy strategy", while an epiphytic orchid, C. tracyanum , employs a "precaution strategy" to drought stress based on morphological, physiological and proteomic analysis. Drought condition influences plant growth and productivity. Although the mechanism by which plants adapt to this abiotic stress has been studied extensively, the water-adaptive strategies of epiphytes grown in water-limited habitats remain undefined. Here, root and leaf anatomies, dynamic changes in physiological and proteomic responses during periods of drought stress and recovery studied in an epiphytic orchid (Cymbidium tracyanum) and a terrestrial orchid (C...
September 4, 2017: Planta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28830100/photosynthetic-limitations-in-two-antarctic-vascular-plants-importance-of-leaf-anatomical-traits-and-rubisco-kinetic-parameters
#18
Patricia L Sáez, León A Bravo, Lohengrin A Cavieres, Valentina Vallejos, Carolina Sanhueza, Marcel Font-Carrascosa, Eustaquio Gil-Pelegrín, José Javier Peguero-Pina, Jeroni Galmés
Particular physiological traits allow the vascular plants Deschampsia antarctica Desv. and Colobanthus quitensis (Kunth) Bartl. to inhabit Antarctica. The photosynthetic performance of these species was evaluated in situ, focusing on diffusive and biochemical constraints to CO2 assimilation. Leaf gas exchange, Chl a fluorescence, leaf ultrastructure, and Rubisco catalytic properties were examined in plants growing on King George and Lagotellerie islands. In spite of the species- and population-specific effects of the measurement temperature on the main photosynthetic parameters, CO2 assimilation was highly limited by CO2 diffusion...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Experimental Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819805/diversity-and-evolution-of-leaf-anatomical-characters-in-taxaceae-s-l-fluorescence-microscopy-reveals-new-delimitating-characters
#19
Christoph Elpe, Patrick Knopf, Thomas Stützel, Christian Schulz
Taxaceae s.l. comprise six genera (including Cephalotaxus) and about 35 species; The present study aims to give new insights into the evolution of this family, especially into the phylogenetic position of Cephalotaxus. Moreover, only little is known about comparative leaf anatomy of this family and this study aims to expose and interpret the diversity and evolution of leaf anatomical characters and to assess their applicability to identify taxa at the generic and species level. A detailed phylogeny was reconstructed, using both maximum likelihood and Bayesian inference, with a combined dataset of four molecular markers from the plastid and nuclear genomes...
August 17, 2017: Journal of Plant Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777880/stomatal-heterogeneity-in-responses-to-humidity-and-temperature-testing-a-mechanistic-model
#20
Kathryn J Sweet, David Peak, Keith A Mott
The role of stomatal heterogeneity in the response of stomatal conductance (gs ) to the mole fraction difference in water vapor between the inside of the leaf and the ambient air (Δw) was determined using thermography and gas exchange for three species. The value of Δw for the leaf was varied in two different ways: first by varying air humidity while holding leaf temperature constant and second by varying leaf temperature while holding air humidity constant. Stomatal heterogeneity was explored by examining the response of gs in small areas of the leaf (as determined by thermography) and comparing them to each other and to the average value of gs (as determined by gas exchange)...
August 4, 2017: Plant, Cell & Environment
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