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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820998/photosynthesis-of-alfalfa-medicago-sativa-in-response-to-landfill-leachate-contamination
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Lie Yang, Tiantian Sun, Yanli Liu, Houqing Guo, Lixin Lv, Jie Zhang, Chang Liu
Thousands of unlined landfills and open dumpsites have put great threat on the security of soil and ground water due to leachate leakage. Alfalfa is believed potential as a phytoremediation plant for leachate contamination based on strong root system and the excellent capacity of removing various kinds of pollutants. A lab-scale investigation was conducted to figure out the sensitiveness of alfalfa photosynthesis in response to leachate contamination. The results demonstrated that both of the maximum photosynthetic efficiency (Fv/Fm) and net photosynthetic rate (Pn) were slightly inhibited in the high-dosage group...
August 11, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820975/features-of-proteolytic-properties-of-tetraphenylporphyrin-complex-with-lanthanide-group-metals
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Elena A Tobolkina, Tatiana A Skripnikova, Anna A Starikova, Galina I Shumilova, Andrey A Pendin
Demetallation of metalloporphyrin molecules is one of the essential degradation reactions in photosynthesis. The effect of metalloporphyrin nature on removal of central metals from tetraphenylporphyrin complexes based on lanthanide group metals (Dy, Er, Lu, Ho) has been studied. pH values, at which the metal ions leave the metalloporphyrin complex were established using two-phase spectrophotometric titration with potentiometric pH-control. The pH values decrease with the increase of atomic numbers of lanthanide groups, as well as with increase of 4f-electrons...
August 12, 2017: Spectrochimica Acta. Part A, Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820595/vibronic-origin-of-the-qy-absorption-tail-of-bacteriochlorophyll-a-verified-by-fluorescence-excitation-spectroscopy-and-quantum-chemical-simulations
#3
Kristjan Leiger, Juha Matti Linnanto, Arvi Freiberg
The long-wavelength tail of the lowest-energy Qy singlet absorption band of bacteriochlorophyll a in triethylamine peaking at 768.6 nm was examined by means of fluorescence excitation spectroscopy at ambient temperature of 22±1°C. The tail, usually considered a Gaussian, is in fact weakening quasi-exponentially, being clearly evident as far as 940 nm, nearly 2400 cm(-1) (~12 kBT) away from the absorption peak. Quantum chemical simulations identified vibronic transitions from the thermally populated normal modes and their overtones in the ground electronic state as the origin of this tail...
August 18, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819160/effects-of-catalase-on-chloroplast-arrangement-in-opuntia-streptacantha-chlorenchyma-cells-under-salt-stress
#4
Diana Marcela Arias-Moreno, Juan Francisco Jiménez-Bremont, Israel Maruri-López, Pablo Delgado-Sánchez
In arid and semiarid regions, low precipitation rates lead to soil salinity problems, which may limit plant establishment, growth, and survival. Herein, we investigated the NaCl stress effect on chlorophyll fluorescence, photosynthetic-pigments, movement and chloroplasts ultrastructure in chlorenchyma cells of Opuntia streptacantha cladodes. Cladodes segments were exposed to salt stress at 0, 100, 200, and 300 mM NaCl for 8, 16, and 24 h. The results showed that salt stress reduced chlorophyll content, F v /F m , ΦPSII, and qP values...
August 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818371/assessment-of-molecular-and-epigenetic-changes-in-the-albinism-of-agave-angustifolia-haw
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Rosa Us-Camas, Eduardo Castillo-Castro, Margarita Aguilar-Espinosa, Verónica Limones-Briones, Renata Rivera-Madrid, Manuel L Robert-Díaz, Clelia De-la-Peña
Albinism in plants is a rare phenomenon that occurs in nature and is characterized by the total or partial loss of photosynthetic pigments. Although progress has been made in understanding the nature of this phenomenon, the precise causes and biological basis are still unexplored. Here, we study the genetic and epigenetic differences between green (G), variegated (V) and albino (A) A. angustifolia Haw. plantlets obtained by in vitro propagation in order to present new insights into albinism from a plant system that offers a unique set of biological phenotypic characteristics...
October 2017: Plant Science: An International Journal of Experimental Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818367/metabolic-features-involved-in-drought-stress-tolerance-mechanisms-in-peanut-nodules-and-their-contribution-to-biological-nitrogen-fixation
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Ana Laura Furlan, Eliana Bianucci, Stella Castro, Karl-Josef Dietz
Legumes belong to the most important crops worldwide. They increase soil fertility due their ability to establish symbiotic associations with soil microorganisms, known as rhizobia, capable of fixing nitrogen from the atmosphere. However, they are frequently exposed to abiotic stress conditions in particular drought. Such adverse conditions impair the biological nitrogen fixation (BNF) and depend largely on the legume. Therefore, two peanut cultivars with contrasting tolerance to drought, namely the more tolerant EC-98 and the sensitive Granoleico, were investigated to elucidate the relative contribution of BNF to the tolerance to drought...
October 2017: Plant Science: An International Journal of Experimental Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817256/tailorable-exciton-transport-in-doped-peptide-amphiphile-assemblies
#7
Lee A Solomon, Matthew E Sykes, Yimin A Wu, Richard D Schaller, Gary P Wiederrecht, Harry Christopher Fry
Light-harvesting biomaterials are an attractive target in photovoltaics, photocatalysis, and artificial photosynthesis. Through peptide self-assembly, complex nanostructures can be engineered to study the role of chromophore organization during light absorption and energy transport. To this end, we demonstrate the one-dimensional transport of excitons along naturally occurring, light-harvesting, Zn-protoporphyrin IX chromophores within self-assembled peptide-amphiphile nanofibers. The internal structure of the nanofibers induces packing of the porphyrins into linear chains...
August 17, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816596/expression-profiling-of-development-related-genes-in-rice-plants-ectopically-expressing-attor
#8
Achala Bakshi, Mazahar Moin, Raju Datla, P B Kirti
Expression analysis of genes associated with development at different growth stages such as shoot apical meristem (SAM), root apical meristem (RAM), shoot and root tissues 10 DAG, flowers and grains of two high expression transgenic lines of rice ectopically expressing AtTOR revealed the involvement of AtTOR in transcriptional regulation of these genes. We have observed that in the SAM of these two selected lines, TR-2.24 and TR-15.1, OsFON1 and OsFON4 (orthologs of AtCLV1 and AtCLV3, respectively), OsKNOX2, OsKNOX3 and OsWOX3 became up-regulated...
August 17, 2017: Plant Signaling & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815858/loss-of-chloroplast-localized-protein-phosphatase-2cs-in-arabidopsis-thaliana-leads-to-enhancement-of-the-plant-immunity-and-resistance-to-xanthomonas-campestris-pv-campestris-infection
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Chiharu Akimoto-Tomiyama, Shigeru Tanabe, Hideyuki Kajiwara, Eiichi Minami, Hirokazu Ochiai
Protein phosphatases (PPs) counteract kinases in reversible phosphorylation events during numerous signal transduction pathways in eukaryotes. PP2Cs, one of the four major classes of serine/threonine specific PPs family is greatly expanded in plants. Thus PP2C is thought to have a specific role in a signal transduction pathway. Some rice PP2Cs classified to subgroup K were responsive to the infection by the compatible Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzae, the causal agent of bacterial blight. In A. thaliana, orthologous PP2C genes (AtPP2C62 and AtPP2C26) classified to subgroup K were also responsive to Xanthomonas campestris pv...
August 16, 2017: Molecular Plant Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815648/direct-uptake-of-hco3-in-the-marine-angiosperm-posidonia-oceanica-l-delile-driven-by-a-plasma-membrane-h-economy
#10
Lourdes Rubio, Delia García, María J García-Sánchez, F Xavier Niell, Hubert H Felle, José A Fernández
Seagrasses access HCO3(-) for photosynthesis by two mechanisms, apoplastic carbonic anhydrase-mediated dehydration of HCO3(-) to CO2 , and direct HCO3(-) uptake. Here we have studied plasma membrane energization and the mechanism for HCO3(-) import in Posidonia oceanica. Classical electrophysiology and ion selective microelectrodes were used to measure the membrane potential, cytosolic pH and the cytosolic concentrations of Na(+) and Cl(-) upon the addition of HCO3(-) . The photosynthetic response to HCO3(-) and to inhibitors was also measured...
August 16, 2017: Plant, Cell & Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815368/proteomics-analysis-identified-a-drt-protein-involved-in-arsenic-resistance-in-populus
#11
Yanli Liu, Rebecca Njeri Damaris, Pingfang Yang
A DRT protein was identified and proved to be involved in the poplar arsenic resistance through comparative proteomics analysis between arsenic sensitive and resistant cultivars. Arsenic pollution in soil has been a serious problem all over the world. It is very important to dissect plants arsenic stress-response mechanisms in phytoremediation. In this study, arsenate-tolerant Populus deltoides cv. 'zhonglin 2025' and arsenate-sensitive Populus × euramericana cv. 'I-45/51' were screened from 10 poplar varieties...
August 16, 2017: Plant Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814974/time-resolved-transcriptome-analysis-and-lipid-pathway-reconstruction-of-the-oleaginous-green-microalga-monoraphidium-neglectum-reveal-a-model-for-triacylglycerol-and-lipid-hyperaccumulation
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Daniel Jaeger, Anika Winkler, Jan H Mussgnug, Jörn Kalinowski, Alexander Goesmann, Olaf Kruse
BACKGROUND: Oleaginous microalgae are promising production hosts for the sustainable generation of lipid-based bioproducts and as bioenergy carriers such as biodiesel. Transcriptomics of the lipid accumulation phase, triggered efficiently by nitrogen starvation, is a valuable approach for the identification of gene targets for metabolic engineering. RESULTS: An explorative analysis of the detailed transcriptional response to different stages of nitrogen availability was performed in the oleaginous green alga Monoraphidium neglectum...
2017: Biotechnology for Biofuels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814797/adjustment-of-the-arabidopsis-circadian-oscillator-by-sugar-signalling-dictates-the-regulation-of-starch-metabolism
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Motohide Seki, Takayuki Ohara, Timothy J Hearn, Alexander Frank, Viviane C H da Silva, Camila Caldana, Alex A R Webb, Akiko Satake
Arabidopsis plants store part of the carbon fixed by photosynthesis as starch to sustain growth at night. Two competing hypotheses have been proposed to explain this diel starch turnover based on either the measurement of starch abundance with respect to circadian time, or the sensing of sugars to feedback to the circadian oscillator to dynamically adjust the timing of starch turnover. We report a phase oscillator model that permitted derivation of the ideal responses of the circadian regulation of starch breakdown to maintain sucrose homeostasis...
August 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814793/resolving-the-central-metabolism-of-arabidopsis-guard-cells
#14
Semidán Robaina-Estévez, Danilo M Daloso, Youjun Zhang, Alisdair R Fernie, Zoran Nikoloski
Photosynthesis and water use efficiency, key factors affecting plant growth, are directly controlled by microscopic and adjustable pores in the leaf-the stomata. The size of the pores is modulated by the guard cells, which rely on molecular mechanisms to sense and respond to environmental changes. It has been shown that the physiology of mesophyll and guard cells differs substantially. However, the implications of these differences to metabolism at a genome-scale level remain unclear. Here, we used constraint-based modeling to predict the differences in metabolic fluxes between the mesophyll and guard cells of Arabidopsis thaliana by exploring the space of fluxes that are most concordant to cell-type-specific transcript profiles...
August 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813504/effect-of-co2-induced-seawater-acidification-on-growth-photosynthesis-and-inorganic-carbon-acquisition-of-the-harmful-bloom-forming-marine-microalga-karenia-mikimotoi
#15
Shunxin Hu, Bin Zhou, You Wang, Ying Wang, Xinxin Zhang, Yan Zhao, Xinyu Zhao, Xuexi Tang
Karenia mikimotoi is a widespread, toxic and non-calcifying dinoflagellate, which can release and produce ichthyotoxins and hemolytic toxins affecting the food web within the area of its bloom. Shifts in the physiological characteristics of K. mikimotoi due to CO2-induced seawater acidification could alter the occurrence, severity and impacts of harmful algal blooms (HABs). Here, we investigated the effects of elevated pCO2 on the physiology of K. mikimotoi. Using semi-continuous cultures under controlled laboratory conditions, growth, photosynthesis and inorganic carbon acquisition were determined over 4-6 week incubations at ambient (390ppmv) and elevated pCO2 levels (1000 ppmv and 2000 ppmv)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813429/the-impact-of-tree-age-on-biomass-growth-and-carbon-accumulation-capacity-a-retrospective-analysis-using-tree-ring-data-of-three-tropical-tree-species-grown-in-natural-forests-of-suriname
#16
Michael Köhl, Prem R Neupane, Neda Lotfiomran
The world's forests play a pivotal role in the mitigation of global climate change. By photosynthesis they remove CO2 from the atmosphere and store carbon in their biomass. While old trees are generally acknowledged for a long carbon residence time, there is no consensus on their contribution to carbon accumulation due to a lack of long-term individual tree data. Tree ring analyses, which use anatomical differences in the annual formation of wood for dating growth zones, are a retrospective approach that provides growth patterns of individual trees over their entire lifetime...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812653/adaptation-of-phytoplankton-to-a-decade-of-experimental-warming-linked-to-increased-photosynthesis
#17
C-Elisa Schaum, Samuel Barton, Elvire Bestion, Angus Buckling, Bernardo Garcia-Carreras, Paula Lopez, Chris Lowe, Samraat Pawar, Nicholas Smirnoff, Mark Trimmer, Gabriel Yvon-Durocher
Phytoplankton photosynthesis is a critical flux in the carbon cycle, accounting for approximately 40% of the carbon dioxide fixed globally on an annual basis and fuelling the productivity of aquatic food webs. However, rapid evolutionary responses of phytoplankton to warming remain largely unexplored, particularly outside the laboratory, where multiple selection pressures can modify adaptation to environmental change. Here, we use a decade-long experiment in outdoor mesocosms to investigate mechanisms of adaptation to warming (+4 °C above ambient temperature) in the green alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii, in naturally assembled communities...
March 20, 2017: Nature ecology & evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812604/stand-age-and-species-richness-dampen-interannual-variation-of-ecosystem-level-photosynthetic-capacity
#18
Talie Musavi, Mirco Migliavacca, Markus Reichstein, Jens Kattge, Christian Wirth, T Andrew Black, Ivan Janssens, Alexander Knohl, Denis Loustau, Olivier Roupsard, Andrej Varlagin, Serge Rambal, Alessandro Cescatti, Damiano Gianelle, Hiroaki Kondo, Rijan Tamrakar, Miguel D Mahecha
The total uptake of carbon dioxide by ecosystems via photosynthesis (gross primary productivity, GPP) is the largest flux in the global carbon cycle. A key ecosystem functional property determining GPP is the photosynthetic capacity at light saturation (GPPsat), and its interannual variability (IAV) is propagated to the net land-atmosphere exchange of CO2. Given the importance of understanding the IAV in CO2 fluxes for improving the predictability of the global carbon cycle, we have tested a range of alternative hypotheses to identify potential drivers of the magnitude of IAV in GPPsat in forest ecosystems...
January 23, 2017: Nature ecology & evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812075/evidence-for-coherent-mixing-of-excited-and-charge-transfer-states-in-the-major-plant-light-harvesting-antenna-lhcii
#19
Charusheela Ramanan, Marco Ferretti, Henny van Roon, Vladimir I Novoderezhkin, Rienk van Grondelle
LHCII, the major light harvesting antenna from plants, plays a dual role in photosynthesis. In low light it is a light-harvester, while in high light it is a quencher that protects the organism from photodamage. The switching mechanism between these two orthogonal conditions is mediated by protein dynamic disorder and photoprotective energy dissipation. The latter in particular is thought to occur in part via spectroscopically 'dark' states. We searched for such states in LHCII trimers from spinach, at both room temperature and at 77 K...
August 16, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811563/crosstalk-between-diurnal-rhythm-and-water-stress-reveals-an-altered-primary-carbon-flux-into-soluble-sugars-in-drought-treated-rice-leaves
#20
Seo-Woo Kim, Sang-Kyu Lee, Hee-Jeong Jeong, Gynheung An, Jong-Seong Jeon, Ki-Hong Jung
Plants retain rhythmic physiological responses when adapting to environmental challenges. However, possible integrations between drought conditions and those responses have not received much focus, especially regarding crop plants, and the relationship between abiotic stress and the diurnal cycle is generally not considered. Therefore, we conducted a genome-wide analysis to identify genes showing both diurnal regulation and water-deficiency response in rice (Oryza sativa). Among the 712 drought-responsive genes primary identified, 56...
August 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
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