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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822173/-breakthrough-in-key-science-and-technologies-in-dendrobium-catenatum-industry
#1
Ji-Ping Si, Qi Wang, Zhong-Jian Liu, Jing-Jing Liu, Yi-Bo Luo
In view of the significant difficulties of propagation, planting and simple product in Dendrobium catenatum(D. officinale)industry development, a series of research were carried out. Genome study showed that D. catenatum is a specie of diploid with 38 chromosomes and 28 910 protein-coding genes. It was identified that specific genes accumulated in different organs at the transcriptome level. We got an insight into the gene regulation mechanism of the loss of the endospermous seed, the wide ecological adaptability and the synthesis of polysaccharides, which provided a theoretical basis for genetic engineering breeding and development and utilization of active pharmaceutical ingredients...
June 2017: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818386/heterologous-expression-of-two-gpats-from-jatropha-curcas-alters-seed-oil-levels-in-transgenic-arabidopsis-thaliana
#2
Aparna Misra, Kasim Khan, Abhishek Niranjan, Vinod Kumar, Vidhu A Sane
Oils and fats are stored in endosperm during seed development in the form of triacylglycerols. Three acyltransferases: glycerol-3-phosphate acyltransferase (GPAT), lysophosphatidyl acyltransferase (LPAT) and diacylglycerol acyltransferase (DGAT) are involved in the storage lipid biosynthesis and catalyze the stepwise acylation of glycerol backbone. In this study two members of GPAT gene family (JcGPAT1 and JcGPAT2) from Jatropha seeds were identified and characterized. Sequence analysis suggested that JcGPAT1 and JcGPAT2 are homologous to Arabidopsis acyltransferase-1 (ATS1) and AtGPAT9 respectively...
October 2017: Plant Science: An International Journal of Experimental Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818379/influence-of-tagw2-6a-on-seed-development-in-wheat-by-negatively-regulating-gibberellin-synthesis
#3
Qingyan Li, Liqun Li, Yan Liu, Qian Lv, Heng Zhang, Jian Zhu, Xuejun Li
Gibberellins (GA) are involved in seed development and E3 ubiquitin-ligases actively participate in GA perception and signal transduction. TaGW2-6A encodes a RING E3 ubiquitin-ligase that negatively regulates grain size. Therefore, Chinese Spring (CS) and its TaGW2-6A allelic variants (NIL31) were investigated to elucidate the relative contribution of GA to the regulation of seed development in wheat. The expression levels of GA biosynthesis and response genes were higher in NIL31 than CS, especially those of GA 3-oxidase and GASA4...
October 2017: Plant Science: An International Journal of Experimental Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818376/an-overview-on-the-strategies-to-exploit-rice-endosperm-as-production-platform-for-biopharmaceuticals
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REVIEW
Fumio Takaiwa, Yuhya Wakasa, Shimpei Hayashi, Taiji Kawakatsu
Cereal seed has been utilized as production platform for high-value biopharmaceutical proteins. Especially, protein bodies (PBs) in seeds are not only natural specialized storage organs of seed storage proteins (SSPs), but also suitable intracellular deposition compartment for recombinant proteins. When various recombinant proteins were produced as secretory proteins by attaching N terminal ER signal peptide and C terminal KDEL endoplasmic reticulum (ER) retention signal or as fusion proteins with SSPs, high amounts of recombinant proteins can be predominantly accumulated in the PBs...
October 2017: Plant Science: An International Journal of Experimental Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811333/arabidopsis-lorelei-a-maternally-expressed-imprinted-gene-promotes-early-seed-development
#5
Yanbing Wang, Tatsuya Tsukamoto, Jennifer Ashley Noble, Xunliang Liu, Rebecca Mosher, Ravishankar Palanivelu
In flowering plants the female gametophyte controls pollen tube reception immediately before fertilization and regulates seed development immediately after fertilization, although controlling mechanisms remain poorly understood. Previously, we showed that LORELEI (LRE), which encodes a putative glycosylphosphatidylinositol (GPI)-anchored membrane protein, is critical for pollen tube reception by the female gametophyte before fertilization and initiation of seed development after fertilization. Here, we show that LRE is expressed in the synergid, egg, and central cells of the female gametophyte and in the zygote and proliferating endosperm of the seed...
August 15, 2017: Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808086/a-pharmacological-study-of-arabidopsis-cell-fusion-between-the-persistent-synergid-and-endosperm
#6
Kazuki Motomura, Tomokazu Kawashima, Frédéric Berger, Tetsu Kinoshita, Tetsuya Higashiyama, Daisuke Maruyama
Cell fusion is a pivotal process in fertilization and multinucleate cell formation. A plant cell is ubiquitously surrounded by hard cell wall, and very few cell fusions have been observed except for gamete fusions. We recently reported that the fertilized central cell (the endosperm) absorbs the persistent synergid, a highly differentiated cell necessary for pollen tube attraction. The synergid-endosperm fusion (SE fusion) appears to eliminate the persistent synergid from fertilized ovule in Arabidopsis thaliana Here, we analyzed the effects of various inhibitors on SE fusion by an in vitro-culture system...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Cell Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805951/plant-reproduction-recent-discoveries-from-china
#7
EDITORIAL
Li-Jia Qu, Meng-Xiang Sun
Sexual reproduction in higher plants consists of several major biological processes which include mega- and micro-gametogenesis, male-female communications, embryogenesis and endosperm development. Male-female communications include male gametophyte-sporophytic tissues (stigma/transmitting tract) interaction and male-female gametophyte communication, during which various signaling pathways are involved.
August 14, 2017: Journal of Integrative Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800167/a-functional-imaging-study-of-germinating-oilseed-rape-seed
#8
Eberhard Munz, Hardy Rolletschek, Steffen Oeltze-Jafra, Johannes Fuchs, André Guendel, Thomas Neuberger, Stefan Ortleb, Peter M Jakob, Ljudmilla Borisjuk
Germination, the process whereby a dry, quiescent seed springs to life, has been a focus of plant biologist for many years, yet the early events following water uptake, during which metabolism of the embryo is restarted, remain enigmatic. Here, the nature of the cues required for this restarting in oilseed rape (Brassica napus) seed has been investigated. A holistic in vivo approach was designed to display the link between the entry and allocation of water, metabolic events and structural changes occurring during germination...
August 11, 2017: New Phytologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771585/a-genome-wide-association-study-of-arabinoxylan-content-in-2-row-spring-barley-grain
#9
Ali Saleh Hassan, Kelly Houston, Jelle Lahnstein, Neil Shirley, Julian G Schwerdt, Michael J Gidley, Robbie Waugh, Alan Little, Rachel A Burton
In barley endosperm arabinoxylan (AX) is the second most abundant cell wall polysaccharide and in wheat it is the most abundant polysaccharide in the starchy endosperm walls of the grain. AX is one of the main contributors to grain dietary fibre content providing several health benefits including cholesterol and glucose lowering effects, and antioxidant activities. Due to its complex structural features, AX might also affect the downstream applications of barley grain in malting and brewing. Using a high pressure liquid chromatography (HPLC) method we quantified AX amounts in mature grain in 128 spring 2-row barley accessions...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770506/adsorption-mechanism-of-chromium-iii-using-biosorbents-of-jatropha-curcas-l
#10
Affonso Celso Gonçalves, Herbert Nacke, Daniel Schwantes, Marcelo Angelo Campagnolo, Alisson Junior Miola, César Ricardo Teixeira Tarley, Douglas Cardoso Dragunski, Fabio Antônio Cajamarca Suquila
The removal of Cr(3+) from water solutions by biosorbents from the rind, endosperm, and endosperm + episperm of the Jatropha curcas was evaluated. Adsorption tests were performed in batch systems for evaluating the influence of the solution's pH, adsorbent mass, contact time, initial Cr(3+) concentrations, and solution temperature during the adsorption process. Kinetic, adsorption isotherm, and thermodynamic studies were performed to investigate the mechanisms that control adsorption. Ideal conditions for the adsorption process included pH of the solution of 5...
August 3, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762612/dissecting-seed-dormancy-and-germination-in-aquilegia-barbaricina-through-thermal-kinetics-of-embryo-growth
#11
Marco Porceddu, Efisio Mattana, Hugh W Pritchard, Gianluigi Bacchetta
Threshold-based thermal time models provide insight to the physiological switch from the dormant to the non-dormant, germinating seed. This approach was used to quantify the different growth responses of the embryo of seeds purported to have morphophysiological dormancy (MPD) through the complex phases of dormancy release and germination. Aquilegia barbaricina seeds were incubated at constant temperatures (10 - 25°C) and 25/10°C, without pre-treatment, after warm+cold stratification (W+C), and GA3 treatment...
August 1, 2017: Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761150/single-genetic-locus-improvement-of-iron-zinc-and-%C3%AE-carotene-content-in-rice-grains
#12
Simrat Pal Singh, Wilhelm Gruissem, Navreet K Bhullar
Nearly half of the world's population obtains its daily calories from rice grains, which lack or have insufficient levels of essential micronutrients. The deficiency of micronutrients vital for normal growth is a global health problem, and iron, zinc and vitamin A deficiencies are the most prevalent ones. We developed rice lines expressing Arabidopsis NICOTIANAMINE SYNTHASE 1 (AtNAS1), bean FERRITIN (PvFERRITIN), bacterial CAROTENE DESATURASE (CRTI) and maize PHYTOENE SYNTHASE (ZmPSY) in a single genetic locus in order to increase iron, zinc and β-carotene content in the rice endosperm...
July 31, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747692/new-criteria-for-the-molecular-identification-of-cereal-grains-associated-with-archaeological-artefacts
#13
Andre Carlo Colonese, Jessica Hendy, Alexandre Lucquin, Camilla F Speller, Matthew J Collins, Francesco Carrer, Regula Gubler, Marlu Kühn, Roman Fischer, Oliver E Craig
The domestication and transmission of cereals is one of the most fundamental components of early farming, but direct evidence of their use in early culinary practices and economies has remained frustratingly elusive. Using analysis of a well-preserved Early Bronze Age wooden container from Switzerland, we propose novel criteria for the identification of cereal residues. Using gas chromatography mass spectrometry (GC-MS), we identified compounds typically associated with plant products, including a series of phenolic lipids (alkylresorcinols) found only at appreciable concentration in wheat and rye bran...
July 26, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743695/ectopic-application-of-the-repressive-histone-modification-h3k9me2-establishes-post-zygotic-reproductive-isolation-in-arabidopsis-thaliana
#14
Hua Jiang, Jordi Moreno-Romero, Juan Santos-González, Geert De Jaeger, Kris Gevaert, Eveline Van De Slijke, Claudia Köhler
Hybrid seed lethality as a consequence of interspecies or interploidy hybridizations is a major mechanism of reproductive isolation in plants. This mechanism is manifested in the endosperm, a dosage-sensitive tissue supporting embryo growth. Deregulated expression of imprinted genes such as ADMETOS (ADM) underpin the interploidy hybridization barrier in Arabidopsis thaliana; however, the mechanisms of their action remained unknown. In this study, we show that ADM interacts with the AT hook domain protein AHL10 and the SET domain-containing SU(VAR)3-9 homolog SUVH9 and ectopically recruits the heterochromatic mark H3K9me2 to AT-rich transposable elements (TEs), causing deregulated expression of neighboring genes...
July 25, 2017: Genes & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741080/transcriptomic-analyses-reveal-clathrin-mediated-endocytosis-involved-in-symbiotic-seed-germination-of-gastrodia-elata
#15
Xu Zeng, Yuanyuan Li, Hong Ling, Sisi Liu, Mengmeng Liu, Juan Chen, Shunxing Guo
BACKGROUND: Gastrodia elata is a well-known medicinal orchid. In nature, the germination rate of G. elata is extremely poor, because there is no endosperm within the mature seed. It is crucial for G. elata to obtain nutrition from mycorrhizal fungi (Mycena) at the early-stage of germination. After germination, the seed gives rise to a protocorm. However, there are no "omic" studies on understanding the interaction between Gastrodia and Mycena. Here, we used transcriptomic approaches to explore changes in seed germination of G...
December 2017: Botanical Studies (Taipei, Taiwan)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738703/losses-of-nutrients-and-anti-nutrients-in-red-and-white-sorghum-cultivars-after-decorticating-in-optimised-conditions
#16
María Gimena Galán, Emilce Elina Llopart, Silvina Rosa Drago
The aims were to optimise pearling process of red and white sorghum by assessing the effects of pearling time and grain moisture on endosperm yield and flour ash content and to assess nutrient and anti-nutrient losses produced by pearling different cultivars in optimised conditions. Both variables significantly affected both responses. Losses of ashes (58%), proteins (9.5%), lipids (54.5%), Na (37%), Mg (48.5%) and phenolic compounds (43%) were similar among red and white hybrids. However, losses of P (30% vs...
July 24, 2017: International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730411/sugary-endosperm-is-modulated-by-starch-branching-enzyme-iia-in-rice-oryza-sativa-l
#17
Yunjoo Lee, Min-Seon Choi, Gileung Lee, Su Jang, Mi-Ra Yoon, Backki Kim, Rihua Piao, Mi-Ok Woo, Joong Hyoun Chin, Hee-Jong Koh
BACKGROUND: Starch biosynthesis is one of the most important pathways that determine both grain quality and yield in rice (Oryza sativa L.). Sugary endosperm, sugary-1 (sug-1), is a mutant trait for starch biosynthesis. Rice plants carrying sug-1 produce grains that accumulate water-soluble carbohydrates instead of starch, even after maturity. Although this trait enhances the diversity of grain quality, sugary endosperm rice has hardly been commercialized due to the severely wrinkled grains and subsequent problems in milling...
December 2017: Rice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726249/zmmyb14-is-an-important-transcription-factor-involved-in-the-regulation-of-the-activity-of-the-zmbt1-promoter-in-starch-biosynthesis-in-maize
#18
Qianlin Xiao, Yayun Wang, Jia Du, Hui Li, Bin Wei, Yongbin Wang, Yangping Li, Guowu Yu, Hanmei Liu, Junjie Zhang, Yinghong Liu, Yufeng Hu, Yubi Huang
The biosynthesis of starch is a complex process that depends on the regulatory mechanisms of different functional enzymes and transcriptional regulation plays an important role in this process. Brittle 1, encoded by BT1, is a transporter of adenosine diphosphate-glucose, which plays an important role in the biosynthesis of starch in the endosperm of cereals. Here, we report that the promoter (pZmBT1) of the maize BT1 homolog, ZmBT1, contains an MBSI site (TAACTG), which is important for its activity. Moreover, high expression level of the gene for ZmMYB14 transcription factor was observed in the maize endosperm; its expression pattern was similar to those of the starch synthesis related genes in maize seeds...
July 20, 2017: FEBS Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725236/the-seed-semipermeable-layer-and-its-relation-to-seed-quality-assessment-in-four-grass-species
#19
Yan Y Lv, Xue Q He, Xiao W Hu, Yan R Wang
The existence of a semipermeable layer in grass seeds has been extensively reported, yet knowledge of its influence on tests for seed viability and vigor that depend upon measurement of electrical conductivity (EC) is limited. This study determined the presence and location of the semipermeable layer, and its relation to seed viability and vigor assessment, in seeds of four important grass species-Elymus nutans Griseb., Lolium perenne L., Leymus chinensis (Trin.) Tzvel., and Avena sativa L. Intact seeds of E...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721521/expression-patterns-of-the-native-shrunken-2-promoter-in-sorghum-bicolor-visualised-through-use-of-the-gfp-reporter-gene
#20
Kyle C Lamont, Stephen R Mudge, Guoquan Liu, Ian D Godwin
The AGPase large subunit (shrunken-2) promoter was demonstrated to be active in the placentochalaza and endosperm of developing grain as well as the root tips in transgenic sorghum. The temporal and spatial expression patterns of the Sorghum bicolor Shrunken-2 (Sh2) promoter were evaluated using the green fluorescence protein reporter gene (gfp) in transgenic sorghum, within the context of upregulating starch biosynthesis in the developing grain. GFP fluorescence was analysed throughout development in various tissue types using confocal laser scanning microscopy techniques...
July 18, 2017: Plant Cell Reports
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