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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331923/cold-regulated-protein-slcor413im1-confers-chilling-stress-tolerance-in-tomato-plants
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Xiaocui Ma, Chong Chen, Minmin Yang, Xinchun Dong, Wei Lv, Qingwei Meng
Chilling stress severely affects the growth, development and productivity of crops. Chloroplast, a photosynthesis site, is extremely sensitive to chilling stress. In this study, the functions of a gene encoding a cold-regulated protein (SlCOR413IM1) under chilling stress were investigated using sense and antisense transgenic tomatoes. Under chilling stress, SlCOR413IM1 expression was rapidly induced and the sense lines exhibited better growth state of seedlings and grown tomato plants. Overexpression of SlCOR413IM1 alleviated chilling-induced damage to the chloroplast membrane and structure, whereas suppression of SlCOR413IM1 aggravated the damage to chloroplast...
January 5, 2018: Plant Physiology and Biochemistry: PPB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330900/overexpression-of-microrna408-enhances-photosynthesis-growth-and-seed-yield-in-diverse-plants
#2
Jiawei Pan, Dahui Huang, Zhonglong Guo, Zheng Kuang, He Zhang, Xinyu Xie, Zengfeng Ma, Shaopei Gao, Manuel T Lerdau, Chengcai Chu, Lei Li
The ability of a plant to produce grain, fruit, or forage depends ultimately on photosynthesis. There have been few attempts, however, to study microRNAs, which are a class of endogenous small RNAs post-transcriptionally programming gene expression, in relation to photosynthetic traits. We focused on miR408, one of the most conserved plant miRNAs, and overexpressed it in parallel in Arabidopsis, tobacco, and rice. The transgenic plants all exhibited increased copper content in the chloroplast, elevated abundance of plastocyanin, and an induction of photosynthetic genes...
January 13, 2018: Journal of Integrative Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330721/transcriptomic-analysis-and-discovery-of-genes-in-the-response-of-arachis-hypogaea-to-drought-stress
#3
Xiaobo Zhao, Chunjuan Li, Shubo Wan, Tingting Zhang, Caixia Yan, Shihua Shan
The peanut (Arachis hypogaea) is an important crop species that is threatened by drought stress. The genome sequences of peanut, which was officially released in 2016, may help explain the molecular mechanisms that underlie drought tolerance in this species. We report here a gene expression profiling of A. hypogaea to gain a global view of its drought resistance. Using whole-transcriptome sequencing, we analysed differential gene expression in response to drought stress in the drought-resistant peanut cultivar J11...
January 12, 2018: Molecular Biology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330468/alteration-in-yield-and-oil-quality-traits-of-winter-rapeseed-by-lodging-at-different-planting-density-and-nitrogen-rates
#4
Shahbaz Khan, Sumera Anwar, Jie Kuai, Ali Noman, Muhammad Shahid, Mairaj Din, Ahmed Ali, Guangsheng Zhou
Lodging is a factor that negatively affects yield, seed quality, and harvest ability in winter rapeseed (Brassica napus L.). In this study, we quantified the lodging-induced yield losses, changes in fatty acid composition, and oil quality in rapeseed under different nitrogen application rates and planting densities. Field experiments were conducted in 2014-2017 for studying the effect of manually-induced lodging angles (0°, 30°, 60°, and 90°), 10, 20 and 30 d post-flowering at different densities and nitrogen application rates...
January 12, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330430/carbon-doped-sns2-nanostructure-as-a-high-efficiency-solar-fuel-catalyst-under-visible-light
#5
Indrajit Shown, Satyanarayana Samireddi, Yu-Chung Chang, Raghunath Putikam, Po-Han Chang, Amr Sabbah, Fang-Yu Fu, Wei-Fu Chen, Chih-I Wu, Tsyr-Yan Yu, Po-Wen Chung, M C Lin, Li-Chyong Chen, Kuei-Hsien Chen
Photocatalytic formation of hydrocarbons using solar energy via artificial photosynthesis is a highly desirable renewable-energy source for replacing conventional fossil fuels. Using an L-cysteine-based hydrothermal process, here we synthesize a carbon-doped SnS2 (SnS2-C) metal dichalcogenide nanostructure, which exhibits a highly active and selective photocatalytic conversion of CO2 to hydrocarbons under visible-light. The interstitial carbon doping induced microstrain in the SnS2 lattice, resulting in different photophysical properties as compared with undoped SnS2...
January 12, 2018: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329832/effects-of-cluster-thinning-on-vine-photosynthesis-berry-ripeness-and-flavonoid-composition-of-cabernet-sauvignon
#6
Yu Wang, Yan-Nan He, Wei-Kai Chen, Fei He, Wu Chen, Xiao-Dong Cai, Chang-Qing Duan, Jun Wang
Cluster thinning is a common practice for regulating vine yield and grape quality. The effects of cluster thinning on vine photosynthesis, berry ripeness and flavonoid composition of V. vinifera L. Cabernet Sauvignon were evaluated during two seasons. Half of the clusters were removed at pea-size and veraison relative to two controls, respectively. Both cluster thinning treatments significantly increased pruning weight and decreased yield. No effects of cluster thinning on berry growth, ripeness and flavonol composition were observed...
May 15, 2018: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329037/phloem-function-a-key-to-understanding-and-manipulating-plant-responses-to-rising-atmospheric-co2
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REVIEW
Elizabeth A Ainsworth, Pauline Lemonnier
Increasing atmospheric carbon dioxide concentration ([CO2]) directly stimulates photosynthesis and reduces stomatal conductance in C3 plants. Both of these physiological effects have the potential to alter phloem function at elevated [CO2]. Recent research has clearly established that photosynthetic capacity is correlated to vascular traits associated with phloem loading and water transport, but the effects of elevated [CO2] on these relationships are largely unexplored. Plants also employ different strategies for loading sucrose and other sugars into the phloem, and there is potential for species with different phloem loading strategies to respond differently to elevated [CO2]...
January 9, 2018: Current Opinion in Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328062/cyanobacterial-photosynthesis-under-sulfidic-conditions-insights-from-the-isolate-leptolyngbya-sp-strain-hensonii
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Trinity L Hamilton, Judith M Klatt, Dirk de Beer, Jennifer L Macalady
We report the isolation of a pinnacle-forming cyanobacterium isolated from a microbial mat covering the sediment surface at Little Salt Spring-a flooded sinkhole in Florida with a perennially microoxic and sulfidic water column. The draft genome of the isolate encodes all of the enzymatic machinery necessary for both oxygenic and anoxygenic photosynthesis, as well as genes for methylating hopanoids at the C-2 position. The physiological response of the isolate to H2S is complex: (i) no induction time is necessary for anoxygenic photosynthesis; (ii) rates of anoxygenic photosynthesis are regulated by both H2S and irradiance; (iii) O2 production is inhibited by H2S concentrations as low as 1 μM and the recovery rate of oxygenic photosynthesis is dependent on irradiance; (iv) under the optimal light conditions for oxygenic photosynthesis, rates of anoxygenic photosynthesis are nearly double those of oxygenic photosynthesis...
January 12, 2018: ISME Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325154/growth-and-carbon-balance-are-differently-regulated-by-tree-and-shoot-fruiting-contexts-an-integrative-study-on-apple-genotypes-with-contrasted-bearing-patterns
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Benoît Pallas, Sylvie Bluy, Jérôme Ngao, Sébastien Martinez, Anne Clément-Vidal, Jean-Jacques Kelner, Evelyne Costes
In plants, carbon source-sink relationships are assumed to affect their reproductive effort. In fruit trees, carbon source-sink relationships are likely to be involved in their fruiting behavior. In apple, a large variability in fruiting behaviors exists, from regular to biennial, which has been related to the within-tree synchronization vs desynchronization of floral induction in buds. In this study, we analyzed if carbon assimilation, availability and fluxes as well as shoot growth differ in apple genotypes with contrasted behaviors...
January 9, 2018: Tree Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324757/genome-downsizing-physiological-novelty-and-the-global-dominance-of-flowering-plants
#10
Kevin A Simonin, Adam B Roddy
The abrupt origin and rapid diversification of the flowering plants during the Cretaceous has long been considered an "abominable mystery." While the cause of their high diversity has been attributed largely to coevolution with pollinators and herbivores, their ability to outcompete the previously dominant ferns and gymnosperms has been the subject of many hypotheses. Common among these is that the angiosperms alone developed leaves with smaller, more numerous stomata and more highly branching venation networks that enable higher rates of transpiration, photosynthesis, and growth...
January 2018: PLoS Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323219/electromagnetic-radiation-disturbed-the-photosynthesis-of-microcystis-aeruginosa-at-the-proteomics-level
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Chao Tang, Chuanjun Yang, Hui Yu, Shen Tian, Xiaomei Huang, Weiyi Wang, Peng Cai
Photosynthesis of Microcystis aeruginosa under Electromagnetic Radiation (1.8 GHz, 40 V/m) was studied by using the proteomics. A total of 30 differentially expressed proteins, including 15 up-regulated and 15 down-regulated proteins, were obtained in this study. The differentially expressed proteins were significantly enriched in the photosynthesis pathway, in which the protein expression levels of photosystems II cytochrome b559 α subunit, cytochrome C550, PsbY, and F-type ATP synthase (a, b) decreased...
January 11, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321863/impact-of-moderate-and-extreme-climate-change-scenarios-on-growth-morphological-features-photosynthesis-and-fruit-production-of-hot-pepper
#12
Sang Gyu Lee, Sung Kyeom Kim, Hee Ju Lee, Hee Su Lee, Jin Hyoung Lee
Horticultural crop production and changes in physiological aspects during the growing season may be affected by climate change factors (CC), which include increased temperature and the associated doubling or tripling of atmospheric CO2 concentrations. However, the potential effects are complex and many parameters might impact on the observed effects. To evaluate the effects of CC, the growth, yield, fruit characteristics, photosynthetic traits, and morphological characteristics of hot peppers were investigated...
January 2018: Ecology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321617/alleviation-of-drought-stress-in-phyllostachys-edulis-by-n-and-p-application
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Zhi Zhuang Wu, Ye Qing Ying, Yuan Bin Zhang, Yu Fang Bi, An Ke Wang, Xu Hua Du
The aim of this study was to explore whether nutrition supply can improve the drought tolerance of Moso bamboo under dry conditions. One-year-old seedlings were exposed to two soil water content levels [wellwatered, 70 ± 5% soil-relative-water-content (SRWC) and drought stress, 30 ± 5% SRWC] and four combinations of nitrogen (N) and phosphorus (P) supply (low-N, low-P, LNLP; low-N, high-P, LNHP; high-N, high-P, HNHP; and high-N, low-P, HNLP) for four months. Plant growth, photosynthesis, chlorophyll fluorescence, water use efficiency and cell membrane stability were determined...
January 10, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321239/comparative-genomic-analysis-of-the-pseudofungus-hyphochytrium-catenoides
#14
Guy Leonard, Aurélie Labarre, David S Milner, Adam Monier, Darren Soanes, Jeremy G Wideman, Finlay Maguire, Sam Stevens, Divya Sain, Xavier Grau-Bové, Arnau Sebé-Pedrós, Jason E Stajich, Konrad Paszkiewicz, Matthew W Brown, Neil Hall, Bill Wickstead, Thomas A Richards
Eukaryotic microbes have three primary mechanisms for obtaining nutrients and energy: phagotrophy, photosynthesis and osmotrophy. Traits associated with the latter two functions arose independently multiple times in the eukaryotes. The Fungi successfully coupled osmotrophy with filamentous growth, and similar traits are also manifested in the Pseudofungi (oomycetes and hyphochytriomycetes). Both the Fungi and the Pseudofungi encompass a diversity of plant and animal parasites. Genome-sequencing efforts have focused on host-associated microbes (mutualistic symbionts or parasites), providing limited comparisons with free-living relatives...
January 2018: Open Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320985/chlorophyll-fluorescence-analysis-revealed-essential-roles-of-ftsh11-protease-in-regulation-of-the-adaptive-responses-of-photosynthetic-systems-to-high-temperature
#15
Junping Chen, John J Burke, Zhanguo Xin
BACKGROUND: Photosynthetic systems are known to be sensitive to high temperature stress. To maintain a relatively "normal" level of photosynthetic activities, plants employ a variety of adaptive mechanisms in response to environmental temperature fluctuations. Previously, we reported that the chloroplast-targeted AtFtsH11 protease played an essential role for Arabidopsis plants to survive at high temperatures and to maintain normal photosynthetic efficiency at moderately elevated temperature...
January 10, 2018: BMC Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320606/splitting-water-by-electrochemistry-and-artificial-photosynthesis-excellent-science-but-a-nightmare-of-translation
#16
REVIEW
Markus Antonietti, Alexandr Savateev
Water splitting to its elements, either by electrochemistry or by solar light, is among the most covered areas in nanostructured functional materials. This personal account article analyzes potential downstream translation problems and reviews alternative chemistries with a potential higher return. Liberation of oxygen for accepting the holes is a kinetically demanding half reaction afflicted with kinetic hindrances and high overpotentials, while at the same time no marketable value is created (atmospheric oxygen is free to use)...
January 10, 2018: Chemical Record: An Official Publication of the Chemical Society of Japan ... [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320457/evaluating-the-joint-toxicity-of-two-benzophenone-type-uv-filters-on-the-green-alga-chlamydomonas-reinhardtii-with-response-surface-methodology
#17
Feijian Mao, Yiliang He, Karina Yew-Hoong Gin
The widespread occurrence of benzophenone-type ultraviolet (UV) filter has raised the public concerns over the ecotoxicological effects of these chemicals. The present study assessed the joint toxicity of two representative benzophenones, benzophenone-1 (BP-1) and benzophenone-3 (BP-3), on the green alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii using response surface methodologies (RSM). Specific growth rate and photosynthetic pigments were used as endpoints to evaluate the toxic effects. Generally, exposure to the combined BP-1 and BP-3 negatively affected cell growth and pigments production, with higher inhibitions at higher exposure concentrations...
January 10, 2018: Toxics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319317/red-light-driven-water-splitting-by-au-core-cds-shell-half-cut-nanoegg-with-heteroepitaxial-junction
#18
Shin-Ichi Naya, Takahiro Kume, Ryo Akashi, Musashi Fujishima, Hiroaki Tada
A key material for artificial photosynthesis including water splitting is heteronanostructured (HNS) photocatalysts. The photocatalytic activity depends on the geometry and dimension, and the quality of junctions between the components. Here we present a half-cut Au(core)-CdS(shell) (HC-Au@CdS) nanoegg as a new HNS plasmonic photocatalyst for water splitting. UV-light irradiation of Au nanoparticle (NP)-loaded ZnO (Au/ZnO) at 50oC induces the selective deposition of hexagonal CdS on the Au surface of Au/ZnO with an epitaxial (EPI) relation of CdS{0001}/Au{111}...
January 10, 2018: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317711/photochemistry-and-the-role-of-light-during-the-submerged-photosynthesis-of-zinc-oxide-nanorods
#19
Lihua Zhang, Melbert Jeem, Kazumasa Okamoto, Seiichi Watanabe
Recently, metal oxide nanocrystallites have been synthesized through a new pathway, i.e., the submerged photosynthesis of crystallites (SPSC), and flower-like ZnO nanostructures have been successfully fabricated via this method. However, the photochemical reactions involved in the SPSC process and especially the role of light are still unclear. In the present work, we discuss the reaction mechanism for SPSC-fabricated ZnO nanostructures in detail and clarify the role of light in SPSC. The results show that both photoinduced reactions and hydrothermal reactions are involved in the SPSC process...
January 9, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316738/flocculation-effect-of-alkaline-electrolyzed-water-aew-on-harvesting-of-marine-microalgae-tetraselmis-sp
#20
Su-Jin Lee, Woo-Seok Choi, Gun-Hoo Park, Tae-Ho Kim, Chulhong Oh, Soo-Jin Heo, Do-Hyung Kang
Microalgae hold promise as a renewable energy source for the production of biofuel, as they can convert light energy into chemical energy through photosynthesis. However, cost-efficient harvest of microalgae remains a major challenge to commercial-scale algal biofuel production. We firstly investigated the potential of electrolytic water as a flocculantfor harvesting Tetraselmis sp.Alkaline electrolytic water (AEW) is produced at cathode through water electrolysis.It contains mineral ions such as Na⁺, K⁺, Ca²⁺ and Mg²⁺ that can act as flocculant...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology
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