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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526530/insights-into-the-early-stage-of-pinus-nigra-arn-somatic-embryogenesis-using-discovery-proteomics
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Katarína Klubicová, Lubica Uvácková, Maksym Danchenko, Peter Nemecek, Ludovít Skultéty, Ján Salaj, Terézia Salaj
The somatic embryogenesis in conifers represents a suitable model of plant regeneration system facilitating studies of fundamental aspects of an early development as well as in vitro micropropagation. The aim of our study was to deeper understand the somatic embryogenesis in the conifer tree Pinus nigra Arn. Comparative proteomic analysis based on 2D-PAGE in 1) proliferating embryogenic tissues (E) initiated from immature zygotic embryos, 2) non-embryogenic calli (NEC) initiated from cotyledons of somatic seedlings of the same genotypes, 3) embryogenic tissues that lost the maturation capacity (E-L) of two cell lines (E362, E366)...
May 16, 2017: Journal of Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526097/abundance-of-active-ingredients-in-sea-buckthorn-oil
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REVIEW
Aleksandra Zielińska, Izabela Nowak
Vegetable oils are obtained by mechanical extraction or cold pressing of various parts of plants, most often: seeds, fruits, and drupels. Chemically, these oils are compounds of the ester-linked glycerol and higher fatty acids with long aliphatic chain hydrocarbons (min. C14:0). Vegetable oils have a variety of properties, depending on their percentage of saturation. This article describes sea-buckthorn oil, which is extracted from the well characterized fruit and seeds of sea buckthorn. The plant has a large number of active ingredients the properties of which are successfully used in the cosmetic industry and in medicine...
May 19, 2017: Lipids in Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524250/one-plant-many-uses-a-review-of-the-pharmacological-applications-of-morinda-citrifolia
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REVIEW
Mylena Andréa Oliveira Torres, Isadora de Fátima Braga Magalhães, Renata Mondêgo-Oliveira, Joicy Cortez de Sá, Alessandra Lima Rocha, Ana Lucia Abreu-Silva
Morinda citrifolia, also known as noni, is commonly used in popular medicine in Brazil. Many parts of the noni tree are utilized in such practices, including the roots, leaves and seeds. Through a search of online databases, the present article reviews 92 research studies on the biological actions of M. citrifolia. The paper will discuss the therapeutic effects of noni and its compounds in a variety of forms of presentation, focusing on studies that support its traditional use. A large and diverse number of properties were identified, which were divided into immunostimulatory, antitumor, antidiabetic, anti-obesity, antibacterial and anti-septic, antifungal, antiviral, leishmanicidal, antiinflammatory, antinociceptive and analgesic, antioxidant, neuroprotective, wound healing, antiallergic, antiangiogenic, antiemetic and anti-nausea, anti-gastric ulcer and oesophagitis, anthelmintic, antimutagenic, antipsychotic, anxiolytic, photoprotective, anti-wrinkle and periodontal tissue regeneration activities...
May 19, 2017: Phytotherapy Research: PTR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523073/improved-axenic-hydroponic-whole-plant-propagation-for-rapid-production-of-roots-as-transformation-target-tissue
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Kyle Benzle, Katrina Cornish
BACKGROUND: Plant roots are used as an efficient target tissue for plant transformation assays. In root propagable species transformed roots are able to regenerate into whole plants without the addition of exogenous hormones, thus avoiding somaclonal variation associated with many plant transformation protocols. Plants grown in soil or soilless solid medium have roots that tend to be extremely delicate and are difficult to sterilize in advance of plant transformation experiments. Axenic tissue culture plants grown on semi-solid media are slow to produce large amounts of biomass compared to plants grown in solution-based media...
2017: Plant Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511679/evaluation-of-anti-inflammatory-and-gastric-anti-ulcer-activity-of-phyllanthus-niruri-l-euphorbiaceae-leaves-in-experimental-rats
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Ronia Mostofa, Shanta Ahmed, Mst Marium Begum, Md Sohanur Rahman, Taslima Begum, Siraj Uddin Ahmed, Riazul Haque Tuhin, Munny Das, Amir Hossain, Manju Sharma, Rayhana Begum
BACKGROUND: The medicinal plants signify a massive basin of potential phytoconstituents that could be valuable as a substitute to allopathic drugs or considered as an analogue in drug development. Phyllanthus niruri L. (Euphorbiaceae) is generally used in traditional medicine to treat ulcer and inflammation. In this project we investigated the methanolic extract of leaves of Phyllanthus niruri for anti-inflammatory and anti-ulcer activity. METHODS: The anti-inflammatory activity of methanol extract of Phyllanthus niruri leaves was evaluated at the doses of 100, 200 and 400 mg/kg, p...
May 16, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510781/5-azacytidine-mediated-reactivation-of-silenced-transgenes-in-potato-solanum-tuberosum-at-the-whole-plant-level
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Dimitrij Tyč, Eva Nocarová, Lenka Sikorová, Lukáš Fischer
Transient 5-azacytidine treatment of leaf explants from potato plants with transcriptionally silenced transgenes allows de novo regeneration of plants with restored transgene expression at the whole plant level. Transgenes introduced into plant genomes frequently become silenced either at the transcriptional or the posttranscriptional level. Transcriptional silencing is usually associated with DNA methylation in the promoter region. Treatments with inhibitors of maintenance DNA methylation were previously shown to allow reactivation of transcriptionally silenced transgenes in single cells or tissues, but not at the whole plant level...
May 16, 2017: Plant Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510631/how-might-edaphic-specialists-in-gypsum-islands-respond-to-climate-change-reciprocal-sowing-experiment-to-infer-local-adaptation-and-phenotypic-plasticity
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Ana M Sánchez, Patricia Alonso-Valiente, M José Albert, Adrián Escudero
Background and Aims: Local adaptation and phenotypic plasticity are considered key mechanisms for coping with climate warming, especially for plant species that inhabit island-like habitats. In Spain a complete guild of edaphic specialists, most of them threatened, occurs in gypsum outcrops, but how these species will respond to climate change has received little attention. Methods: A reciprocal sowing experiment was performed to determine the extent of local adaptation and phenotypic plasticity in five gypsophytes with contrasting distributions along a climate gradient...
May 16, 2017: Annals of Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503829/unravelling-seed-dispersal-through-fragmented-landscapes-frugivore-species-operate-unevenly-as-mobile-links
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Juan P González-Varo, Carolina S Carvalho, Juan M Arroyo, Pedro Jordano
Seed dispersal constitutes a pivotal process in an increasingly fragmented world, promoting population connectivity, colonization and range shifts in plants. Unveiling how multiple frugivore species disperse seeds through fragmented landscapes, operating as mobile links, has remained elusive owing to methodological constraints for monitoring seed dispersal events. We combine for the first time DNA barcoding and DNA microsatellites to identify, respectively, the frugivore species and the source trees of animal-dispersed seeds in forest and matrix of a fragmented landscape...
May 14, 2017: Molecular Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499063/high-efficient-multi-sites-genome-editing-in-allotetraploid-cotton-gossypium-hirsutum-using-crispr-cas9-system
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Pengcheng Wang, Jun Zhang, Lin Sun, Yizan Ma, Jiao Xu, Sijia Liang, Jinwu Deng, Jiafu Tan, Qinghua Zhang, Lili Tu, Henry Daniell, Shuangxia Jin, Xianlong Zhang
Gossypium hirsutum is an allotetraploid with a complex genome. Most genes have multiple copies that belong to At and Dt subgenomes. Sequence similarity is also very high between gene homologs. To efficiently achieve site/gene-specific mutation is quite needed. Due to its high efficiency and robustness, the CRISPR (Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats)/Cas9 system has exerted broad site-specific genome editing from prokaryotes to eukaryotes. In this study, we utilized a CRISPR/Cas9 system to generate two sgRNAs in a single vector to conduct multiple sites genome editing in allotetraploid cotton...
May 12, 2017: Plant Biotechnology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498984/inheritance-of-vernalization-memory-at-flowering-locus-c-during-plant-regeneration
#10
Miyuki Nakamura, Lars Hennig
Specific gene states can be transmitted to subsequent cell generations through mitosis involving particular chromatin (epigenetic) states. During reproduction of plants and animals, however, most epigenetic states are reset to allow development to start anew. Flowering is one of the critical developmental steps by which plants acquire their reproductive capacity. This phase transition is controlled by environmental signals and autonomous regulation. The FLOWERING LOCUS C (FLC) gene is a flowering repressor that is epigenetically silenced after long-term exposure to cold, ensuring flowering in the spring season...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Experimental Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496454/expression-analyses-of-embryogenesis-associated-genes-during-somatic-embryogenesis-of-adiantum-capillus-veneris-l-in-vitro-new-insights-into-the-evolution-of-reproductive-organs-in-land-plants
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Xia Li, Jing-Dan Han, Yu-Han Fang, Shu-Nong Bai, Guang-Yuan Rao
An efficient in vitro regeneration system via somatic embryogenesis (SE) was developed for a fern species Adiantum capillus-veneris. Adventitious shoots, green globular bodies (GGBs) and calli were obtained with the maximal induction rate on the Murashige and Skoog (MS) medium of low concentrations of 6-benzyladenine (BA) (0-1.0 mg/L), 2.0 mg/L BA without 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4-D), 0.5 mg/L 2,4-D and 0.5-1.0 mg/L 6-BA, respectively. Cyto-morphological and histological changes in the shoot development via calli and GGBs were examined...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484675/plants-from-the-abandoned-nacozari-mine-tailings-evaluation-of-their-phytostabilization-potential
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Alina E Santos, Rocio Cruz-Ortega, Diana Meza-Figueroa, Francisco M Romero, Jose Jesus Sanchez-Escalante, Raina M Maier, Julia W Neilson, Luis David Alcaraz, Francisco E Molina Freaner
Phytostabilization is a remediation technology that uses plants for in-situ stabilization of contamination in soils and mine tailings. The objective of this study was to identify native plant species with potential for phytostabilization of the abandoned mine tailings in Nacozari, Sonora in northern Mexico. A flora of 42 species in 16 families of angiosperms was recorded on the tailings site and the abundance of the most common perennial species was estimated. Four of the five abundant perennial species showed evidence of regeneration: the ability to reproduce and establish new seedlings...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481937/metabolomic-homeostasis-shifts-after-callus-formation-and-shoot-regeneration-in-tomato
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Alka Kumari, Kamalika Ray, Sadhna Sadhna, Arun Kumar Pandey, Yellamaraju Sreelakshmi, Rameshwar Sharma
Plants can regenerate from a variety of tissues on culturing in appropriate media. However, the metabolic shifts involved in callus formation and shoot regeneration are largely unknown. The metabolic profiles of callus generated from tomato (Solanum lycopersicum) cotyledons and that of shoot regenerated from callus were compared with the pct1-2 mutant that exhibits enhanced polar auxin transport and the shr mutant that exhibits elevated nitric oxide levels. The transformation from cotyledon to callus involved a major shift in metabolite profiles with denser metabolic networks in the callus...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28462998/surface-induced-frustration-in-solid-state-polymorphic-transition-of-native-cellulose-nanocrystals
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Reeta Salminen, Niki Baccile, Mehedi Reza, Eero Kontturi
The presence of an interface generally influences crystallization of polymers from melt or from solution. Here, by contrast, we explore the effect of surface immobilization in a direct solid state polymorphic transition on individual cellulose nanocrystals (CNCs), extracted from a plant-based origin. The conversion from native cellulose I to cellulose III crystal occurred via a host-guest inclusion of ethylene diamine inside the crystal. A 60% reduction in CNC width (height) in atomic force microscopy images suggested that when immobilized on a flat modified silica surface, the stresses caused by the inclusion or the subsequent regeneration resulted in exfoliation, hypothetically, between the van der Waals bonded sheets within the crystal...
May 11, 2017: Biomacromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28461725/nmr-based-metabolomic-analysis-of-wild-greenhouse-and-in-vitro-regenerated-shoots-of-cymbopogon-schoenanthus-subsp-proximus-with-gc-ms-assessment-of-proximadiol
#15
Asmaa Abdelsalam, Ehab Mahran, Kamal Chowdhury, Arezue Boroujerdi, Ahmed El-Bakry
Cymbopogon schoenanthus subsp. proximus is a wild plant distributed in subtropical and east Africa extending from the north to the southern parts of Egypt. Widely used in folk medicine, it is the source of the diuretic sesquiterpene proximadiol. Nuclear magnetic resonance metabolomic analysis of polar extracts of shoots from wild, greenhouse, somatic embryos, and direct and indirect organogenic in vitro cultures was carried out. Metabolic profiling yielded 39 compounds, of which common metabolites were 15 (38...
April 2017: Physiology and Molecular Biology of Plants: An International Journal of Functional Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460558/improvement-of-tissue-culture-genetic-transformation-and-applications-of-biotechnology-to-brassica
#16
Seyed Ali Ravanfar, Vladimir Orbovic, Mahdi Moradpour, Maheran Abdul Aziz, Ratna Karan, Simon Wallace, Saroj Parajuli
Development of in vitro plant regeneration method from Brassica explants via organogenesis and somatic embryogenesis is influenced by many factors such as culture environment, culture medium composition, explant sources, and genotypes which are reviewed in this study. An efficient in vitro regeneration system to allow genetic transformation of Brassica is a crucial tool for improving its economical value. Methods to optimize transformation protocols for the efficient introduction of desirable traits, and a comparative analysis of these methods are also reviewed...
May 2, 2017: Biotechnology & Genetic Engineering Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457437/nanostructured-cellulose-xyloglucan-blends-via-ionic-liquid-water-processing
#17
Amine Bendaoud, Rene Kehrbusch, Anton Baranov, Benoît Duchemin, Jean Eudes Maigret, Xavier Falourd, Mark P Staiger, Bernard Cathala, Denis Lourdin, Eric Leroy
In this work, the properties of cellulose (CE)/xyloglucan (XG) biopolymer blends are investigated, taking inspiration from the outstanding mechanical properties of plant cell walls. CE and XG were first co-solubilized in an ionic liquid, 1-ethyl-3-methylimidazolium acetate, in order to blend these biopolymers with a varying CE:XG ratio. The biopolymers were then regenerated together using water to produce solid blends in the form of films. Water-soluble XG persisted in the films following regeneration in water, indicating an attractive interaction between the CE and XG...
July 15, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453647/photosynthetic-acclimation-to-warming-in-tropical-forest-tree-seedlings
#18
Martijn Slot, Klaus Winter
Tropical forests have a mitigating effect on man-made climate change by acting as a carbon sink. For that effect to continue, tropical trees will have to acclimate to rising temperatures, but it is currently unknown whether they have this capacity. We grew seedlings of three tropical tree species over a range of temperature regimes (TGrowth = 25, 30, 35 °C) and measured the temperature response of photosynthetic CO2 uptake. All species showed signs of acclimation: the temperature-response curves shifted, such that the temperature at which photosynthesis peaked (TOpt) increased with increasing TGrowth...
April 27, 2017: Journal of Experimental Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28452153/bioinspired-solid-organogel-materials-with-a-regenerable-sacrificial-alkane-surface-layer
#19
Yaling Wang, Xi Yao, Shuwang Wu, Qunyang Li, Jianyong Lv, Jianjun Wang, Lei Jiang
In nature, lifetime-long functionalities of land plant leaves rely on the regenerability as well as the solid feature of the epicuticular wax layer. Inspired by the regenerable solid epicuticular wax on land plant leaf surfaces, herein a type of solid organogel material with regenerable sacrificial alkane surface layer is reported. This type of surface material is demonstrated to be of great practical importance for tackling solid deposition, such as anti-icing, antigraffiti, and antifouling, since the deposited foreign materials can be easily removed together with the alkane surface layer...
April 27, 2017: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28452013/effects-of-salt-and-heat-pre-treatment-factors-on-efficient-regeneration-in-barley-hordeum-vulgare-l
#20
Mozidul Haque, S M Shahinul Islam, Sreeramanan Subramaniam
An efficient callus induction and plant regeneration system has been developed using salt and heat as pre-treatment factors for three barley genotypes viz. BB-3, BB-6 and BHL-18. Different concentrations of NaCl (1.5, 2.5, 3.5, 4.5, 5.5 and 6.5 g/L) were used and its effects were determined on the basis of the viability of callus (CV), plant regeneration (PR), relative growth rate (RGR) and tolerance index (TI). The BB-6 showed highest performance on tolerance based on CV (14.72%), PR (7.69%), RGR (0.91%) and TI (0...
May 2017: 3 Biotech
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