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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534307/acanthus-ilicifolius-l-a-promising-candidate-for-phytostabilization-of-zinc
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A M Shackira, Jos T Puthur, E Nabeesa Salim
The potential of a halophyte species-Acanthus ilicifolius L.-to phytostabilize zinc (Zn) grown under hydroponics culture conditions was critically evaluated in this study. The propagules after treating with ZnSO4 (4 mM) were analysed for the bioaccumulation pattern, translocation rate of Zn to the shoot, effects of Zn accumulation on organic solutes and the antioxidant defence system. It was found that most of the Zn absorbed by the plant was retained in the root (47%) and only a small portion was transported to stem (12%) and leaves (11%)...
June 2017: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527417/fate-of-the-sunscreen-compound-oxybenzone-in-cyperus-alternifolius-based-hydroponic-culture-uptake-biotransformation-and-phytotoxicity
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Feiran Chen, Christian Huber, Peter Schröder
Oxybenzone (OBZ), a common ingredient in sunscreens and personal care products, has been frequently detected in effluents from municipal wastewater treatment plants and also in surface waters. OBZ is an emerging contaminant due to its adverse impacts on marine/aquatic ecosystems. To investigate the removal and degradation capacity of phytotreatment for OBZ, the common wetland plant species Cyperus alternifolius L. was exposed to this compound at 5, 25 and 50 μM for 120 h, respectively. Continuous uptake by roots and accumulation in plant tissues was observed over the exposure time, and depletion of spiked OBZ from the aqueous medium exceeded 73...
May 12, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527335/dissection-of-cis-regulatory-element-architecture-of-the-rice-oleosin-gene-promoters-to-assess-abscisic-acid-responsiveness-in-suspension-cultured-rice-cells
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Sol Kim, Soo-Bin Lee, Chae-Seong Han, Mi-Na Lim, Sung-Eun Lee, In Sun Yoon, Yong-Sic Hwang
Oleosins are the most abundant proteins in the monolipid layer surrounding neutral storage lipids that form oil bodies in plants. Several lines of evidence indicate that they are physiologically important for the maintenance of oil body structure and for mobilization of the lipids stored inside. Rice has six oleosin genes in its genome, the expression of all of which was found to be responsive to abscisic acid (ABA) in our examination of mature embryo and aleurone tissues. The 5'-flanking region of OsOle5 was initially characterized for its responsiveness to ABA through a transient expression assay system using the protoplasts from suspension-cultured rice cells...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Plant Physiology
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/28523644/elicitation-as-a-tool-to-improve-the-profiles-of-high-value-secondary-metabolites-and-pharmacological-properties-of-hypericum-perforatum
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Preeti Shakya, Gregory Marslin, Karthik Siram, Ludger Beerhues, Gregory Franklin
OBJECTIVES: In this review, we aim at updating the available information on the improvement of the Hypericum perforatum L. (Hypericaceae) phytochemical profile and pharmacological properties via elicitation. KEY FINDINGS: Hypericum perforatum seedlings, shoots, roots, calli and cell suspension cultures were treated with diverse elicitors to induce the formation of secondary metabolites. The extracts of the elicitor-treated plant material containing naphthodianthrones, phloroglucinols, xanthones, flavonoids and other new compounds were quantitatively analysed and tested for their bioactivities...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology
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/28512379/evaluation-of-pochonia-chlamydosporia-and-purpureocillium-lilacinum-for-suppression-of-meloidogyne-enterolobii-on-tomato-and-banana
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Silas D Silva, Regina M D G Carneiro, Marcos Faria, Daniela A Souza, Rose G Monnerat, Rogerio B Lopes
Meloidogyne enterolobii is one of the most important root-knot nematode in tropical regions, due to its ability to overcome resistance mechanisms of a number of host plants. The lack of new and safe active ingredients against this nematode has restricted control alternatives for growers. Egg-parasitic fungi have been considered as potential candidates for the development of bionematicides. In tissue culture plates, Pochonia chlamydosporia (var. catenulata and chlamydosporia) and Purpureocillium lilacinum strains were screened for their ability to infect eggs of the root-knot nematode M...
March 2017: Journal of Nematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512372/characterization-of-lilium-longiflorum-cv-nellie-white-infection-with-root-lesion-nematode-pratylenchus-penetrans-by-bright-field-and-transmission-electron-microscopy
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Paulo Vieira, Joseph Mowery, James Kilcrease, Jonathan D Eisenback, Kathryn Kamo
Lilium longiflorum cv. Nellie White, commonly known as Easter lily, is an important floral crop with an annual wholesale value of over $26 million in the United States. The root-lesion nematode, Pratylenchus penetrans, is a major pest of lily due to the significant root damage it causes. In this study, we investigated the cytological aspects of this plant-nematode interaction using bright-field and transmission electron microscopy. We took advantage of an in vitro culture method to multiply lilies and follow the nematode infection over time...
March 2017: Journal of Nematology
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/28509939/bioremoval-of-lead-using-pennisetum-purpureum-augmented-with-enterobacter-cloacae-vitpasj1-a-pot-culture-approach
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Anamika Das, Priyanka Belgaonkar, Aditya S Raman, Sofia Banu, Jabez W Osborne
Lead is a toxic heavy metal discharged into the ecosystem from various industries. Biological remediation strategies have been effective in the bioremoval of lead. In our current study, a phytobacterial system using Pennisetum purpureum along with lead-resistant bacterium (LRB) was employed for the uptake of lead. The LRB was obtained from lead-contaminated sites. The isolate VITPASJ1 was found to be highly tolerant to lead and was identified as an effective plant growth-promoting bacterium. The 16S rRNA sequencing revealed VITPASJ1 to be the closest neighbour of Enterobacter cloacae...
May 16, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487719/silicon-mediated-alleviation-of-aluminum-toxicity-by-modulation-of-al-si-uptake-and-antioxidant-performance-in-ryegrass-plants
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Sofía Pontigo, Karina Godoy, Héctor Jiménez, Ana Gutiérrez-Moraga, María de la Luz Mora, Paula Cartes
Silicon (Si) has been well documented to alleviate aluminum (Al) toxicity in vascular plants. However, the mechanisms underlying these responses remain poorly understood. Here, we assessed the effect of Si on the modulation of Si/Al uptake and the antioxidant performance of ryegrass plants hydroponically cultivated with Al (0 and 0.2 mM) in combination with Si (0, 0.5, and 2.0 mM). Exposure to Al significantly increased Al concentration, mainly in the roots, with a consequent reduction in root growth. However, Si applied to the culture media steadily diminished the Al concentration in ryegrass, which was accompanied by an enhancement in root dry matter production...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
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/28481795/the-use-of-fdg-pet-ct-imaging-for-the-assessment-of-early-antifungal-treatment-response-in-disseminated-fusariosis
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Romain-David Seban, Gérald Bonardel, Mohamed Guernou, David Lussato, Mathieu Queneau
Fusariosis is an opportunistic infection, caused by a filamentous fungus, found on plants and in soil. The treatment of disseminated pattern, seen in immunocompromised patients with severe neutropenia, is difficult because of antifungal therapy resistance. A 12-year-old girl, who was diagnosed with B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia, developed multiple widespread skin papules and subcutaneous nodules, at day 20 of consolidation therapy. Histological examination with cultures of skin tissue revealed Fusarium species...
May 6, 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479231/assisted-green-remediation-of-chromium-pollution
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M Gheju, I Balcu
The effects of application of two anions commonly found in subsurface environments, phosphate (PO4(3-)) and sulfate (SO4(2-)), on hexavalent chromium (Cr(VI)) uptake and translocation by Zea mays, were investigated using pot-culture experiments. The two anions were tested as potential agents to mobilize Cr(VI) from polluted soil (50, 75 and 100 mg kg(-1) dw) at a dose of 16.7 mmol kg(-1). Metal uptake from soil to roots and subsequent transfer to shoots was discussed in terms of bioconcentration factor (BCF) and translocation factor (TF)...
May 4, 2017: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460558/improvement-of-tissue-culture-genetic-transformation-and-applications-of-biotechnology-to-brassica
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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/28460424/video-assisted-thoracic-surgery-for-the-management-of-pyothorax-in-dogs-14-cases
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Jacqueline Scott, Ameet Singh, Eric Monnet, Kristin A Coleman, Jeffrey J Runge, Joseph Brad Case, Philipp D Mayhew
OBJECTIVE: To report the perioperative findings and outcome of dogs undergoing video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) for the management of pyothorax. DESIGN: Multi-institutional, retrospective study. ANIMALS: Client-owned dogs (n = 14). METHODS: Medical records of dogs with pyothorax managed via VATS were reviewed for signalment, history, clinical signs, clinicopathological findings, diagnostic imaging results, surgical variables, bacterial culture and sensitivity results, post-operative management and outcome...
April 29, 2017: Veterinary Surgery: VS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449656/improved-tissue-culture-conditions-for-the-emerging-c4-model-panicum-hallii
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Joshua N Grant, Jason N Burris, C Neal Stewart, Scott C Lenaghan
BACKGROUND: Panicum hallii Vasey (Hall's panicgrass) is a compact, perennial C4 grass in the family Poaceae, which has potential to enable bioenergy research for switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L.). Unlike P. hallii, switchgrass has a large genome, allopolyploidy, self-incompatibility, a long life cycle, and large stature-all suboptimal traits for rapid genetics research. Herein we improved tissue culture methodologies for two inbred P. hallii populations: FIL2 and HAL2, to enable further development of P...
April 27, 2017: BMC Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439825/small-rna-profiling-by-next-generation-sequencing-using-high-definition-adapters
#18
Martina Billmeier, Ping Xu
Small RNAs (sRNAs) as key regulators of gene expression play fundamental roles in many biological processes. Next-generation sequencing (NGS) has become an important tool for sRNA discovery and profiling. However, NGS data often show bias for or against certain sequences which is mainly caused by adapter oligonucleotides that are ligated to sRNAs more or less efficiently by RNA ligases. In order to reduce ligation bias, High-definition (HD) adapters for the Illumina sequencing platform were developed. However, a large amount of direct 5' and 3' adapter ligation products are often produced when the current commercially available kits are used for cloning with HD adapters...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430402/a-removable-virus-vector-suitable-for-plant-genome-editing
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Tetsuya Chujo, Manabu Yoshikawa, Hirotaka Ariga, Masaki Endo, Seiichi Toki, Kazuhiro Ishibashi
Plant genome editing is achieved by expression of sequence-specific nucleases (SSNs). RNA virus vector-mediated expression of SSNs is a promising approach for transgene integration-free targeted mutagenesis in plants. However, removal of virus vectors from infected plants is challenging because no antiviral drugs against plant viruses are available. Here, we developed a removable RNA virus vector that carries the target site of tobacco microRNA398 (miR398) whose expression is induced during shoot regeneration...
April 21, 2017: Plant Journal: for Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427280/progress-in-terpene-synthesis-strategies-through-engineering-of-saccharomyces-cerevisiae
#20
Kalaivani Paramasivan, Sarma Mutturi
Terpenes are natural products with a remarkable diversity in their chemical structures and they hold a significant market share commercially owing to their distinct applications. These potential molecules are usually derived from terrestrial plants, marine and microbial sources. In vitro production of terpenes using plant tissue culture and plant metabolic engineering, although receiving some success, the complexity in downstream processing because of the interference of phenolics and product commercialization due to regulations that are significant concerns...
April 20, 2017: Critical Reviews in Biotechnology
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