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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647924/comparative-expression-analysis-of-rice-and-arabidopsis-peroxiredoxin-genes-suggests-conserved-or-diversified-roles-between-the-two-species-and-leads-to-the-identification-of-tandemly-duplicated-rice-peroxiredoxin-genes-differentially-expressed-in-seeds
#1
Yun-Shil Gho, Sun-A Park, Sung-Ruyl Kim, Anil Kumar Nalini Chandran, Gynheung An, Ki-Hong Jung
BACKGROUND: Peroxiredoxins (PRXs) have recently been identified as plant antioxidants. Completion of various genome sequencing projects has provided genome-wide information about PRX genes in major plant species. Two of these -- Oryza sativa (rice) and Arabidopsis -- each have 10 PRX members. Although significant progress has been made in understanding their biological roles in Arabidopsis, those functions in rice, a model crop plant, have not been well studied. RESULTS: We performed a comparative expression analysis of rice and Arabidopsis PRXs...
December 2017: Rice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638394/a-comparative-study-of-selected-physical-and-biochemical-traits-of-wild-type-and-transgenic-sorghum-to-reveal-differences-relevant-to-grain-quality
#2
Roya J Ndimba, Johanita Kruger, Luke Mehlo, Alban Barnabas, Jens Kossmann, Bongani K Ndimba
Transgenic sorghum featuring RNAi suppression of certain kafirins was developed recently, to address the problem of poor protein digestibility in the grain. However, it was not firmly established if other important quality parameters were adversely affected by this genetic intervention. In the present study several quality parameters were investigated by surveying several important physical and biochemical grain traits. Important differences in grain weight, density and endosperm texture were found that serve to differentiate the transgenic grains from their wild-type counterpart...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634228/spatial-mapping-and-profiling-of-metabolite-distributions-during-germination
#3
Adam D Feenstra, Liza E Alexander, Zhihong Song, Andrew R Korte, Marna Yandeau-Nelson, Basil J Nikolau, Young-Jin Lee
Germination is a highly complex process by which seeds begin to develop and establish themselves as viable organisms. In this paper, we utilize a combination of GC-MS, LC-fluorescence, and mass spectrometry imaging (MSI) approaches to profile and visualize the metabolic distributions of germinating seeds from two different inbreds of maize seeds, B73 and Mo17. GC and LC analyses demonstrate that the two inbreds are highly differentiated in their metabolite profiles throughout the course of germination, especially with regard to amino acids, sugar alcohols, and small organic acids...
June 20, 2017: Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631322/prolonged-embryogenesis-in-austrobaileya-scandens-austrobaileyaceae-its-ecological-and-evolutionary-significance
#4
Juan M Losada, Julien B Bachelier, William E Friedman
The embryology of basal angiosperm lineages (Amborella, Nymphaeales and Austrobaileyales) is central to reconstructing the early evolution of flowering plants. Previous studies have shown that mature seeds in Austrobaileyales are albuminous, with a small embryo surrounded by a substantial diploid endosperm. However, little is known of seed ontogeny and seedling germination in Austrobaileya scandens, sister to all other extant Austrobaileyales. Standard histochemical techniques were used to study ovule/seed development and germination of Austrobaileya...
July 2017: New Phytologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630499/spatio-temporal-analysis-of-coding-and-long-noncoding-transcripts-during-maize-endosperm-development
#5
Eun-Deok Kim, Yuqing Xiong, Youngjae Pyo, Dong-Hwan Kim, Byung-Ho Kang, Sibum Sung
The maize endosperm consists of three major compartmentalized cell types: the starchy endosperm (SE), the basal endosperm transfer cell layer (BETL), and the aleurone cell layer (AL). Differential genetic programs are activated in each cell type to construct functionally and structurally distinct cells. To compare gene expression patterns involved in maize endosperm cell differentiation, we isolated transcripts from cryo-dissected endosperm specimens enriched with BETL, AL, or SE at 8, 12, and 16 days after pollination (DAP)...
June 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626466/identification-characterization-and-functional-validation-of-drought-responsive-micrornas-in-subtropical-maize-inbreds
#6
Jayaraman Aravind, Sharma Rinku, Banduni Pooja, Mittal Shikha, Shiriga Kaliyugam, Mallana Gowdra Mallikarjuna, Arun Kumar, Atmakuri Ramakrishna Rao, Thirunavukkarasu Nepolean
MicroRNA-mediated gene regulation plays a crucial role in controlling drought tolerance. In the present investigation, 13 drought-associated miRNA families consisting of 65 members and regulating 42 unique target mRNAs were identified from drought-associated microarray expression data in maize and were subjected to structural and functional characterization. The largest number of members (14) was found in the zma-miR166 and zma-miR395 families, with several targets. However, zma-miR160, zma-miR390, zma-miR393, and zma-miR2275 each showed a single target...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625740/comparative-proteomic-analysis-of-two-transgenic-low-gliadin-wheat-lines-and-non-transgenic-wheat-control
#7
María Dolores García-Molina, Vera Muccilli, Rosaria Saletti, Salvatore Foti, Stefania Masci, Francisco Barro
Gluten proteins are major determinants of the bread making quality of wheat, but also of important wheat-related disorders, including coeliac disease (CD), and allergies. We carried out a proteomic study using the total grain proteins from two low-gliadin wheat lines, obtained by RNAi, and the untransformed wild type as reference. The impact of silencing on both target and on non-target proteins was evaluated. Because of the great protein complexity, we performed separate analyses of four kernel protein fractions: gliadins and glutenin subunits, and metabolic and CM-like proteins, by using a classical 2D electrophoresis gel based approach followed by RP-HPLC/nESI-MS/MS...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613109/growth-of-the-sub-epidermal-integument-cell-layers-might-require-an-endosperm-signal
#8
Elisa Fiume, Olivier Coen, Wenjia Xu, Loïc Lepiniec, Enrico Magnani
The seed, the reproductive unit of angiosperms, is physically protected by the seed coat. The seed coat develops from the ovule integuments after fertilization. The Arabidopsis ovule integuments are made of 5-6 cell layers of epidermal and sub-epidermal origin. The growth of the epidermal integument cell layers responds to an endosperm signal mediated by the AGAMOUS-LIKE 62 MADS box transcription factor with limited embryo contribution. By contrast, the sub-epidermal integument cell layers require the embryo to expand whereas the role of the endosperm is still unclear...
June 14, 2017: Plant Signaling & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603982/analysis-of-lysophospholipid-content-in-low-phytate-rice-mutants
#9
Chuan Tong, Yaling Chen, Yuanyuan Tan, Lei Liu, Daniel L E Waters, Terry Rose, Qing-Yao Shu, Jinsong Bao
As a fundamental component of nucleic acids, phospholipids and adenosine triphosphate, phosphorus (P) is critical to all life forms. However, the molecular mechanism of P translocation and distribution in rice grains are still not understood. Here, with the use of five different low phytic acids (lpa) rice mutants, the redistribution in the main P-contained compounds in rice grain, i.e. phytic acid (PA), lysophospholipid (LPL) and inorganic P (Pi) were investigated. The lpa mutants showed a significant decrease in PA and phytate-phosphorus (PA-P) concentration with the concomitant increase in Pi concentration...
June 12, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596607/a-loose-endosperm-structure-of-wheat-seed-produced-under-low-nitrogen-level-promotes-early-germination-by-accelerating-water-uptake
#10
Daxing Wen, Haicheng Xu, Liuyong Xie, Mingrong He, Hongcun Hou, Chunqing Zhang
Water uptake is the fundamental requirement for the initiation and completion of seed germination that is a vital phase in the life cycle of seed plants. We found that seeds produced under four nitrogen levels showed significantly different germination speed. The objective of this study was to study the mechanism of rapid seed germination and explore which pathways and genes play critical roles in radicle protrusion. Anatomical data revealed that seed protein content affected endosperm structure of seeds. Moreover, scanning electron microscope maps showed that faster germinated seeds had a looser endosperm structure compared with other seeds...
June 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592253/itraq-based-proteome-profile-analysis-of-superior-and-inferior-spikelets-at-early-grain-filling-stage-in-japonica-rice
#11
Cuicui You, Lin Chen, Haibing He, Liquan Wu, Shaohua Wang, Yanfeng Ding, Chuanxi Ma
BACKGROUND: Large-panicle rice varieties often fail to achieve their yield potential due to poor grain filling of late-flowering inferior spikelets (IS). The physiological and molecular mechanisms of poor IS grain filling, and whether an increase in assimilate supply could regulate protein abundance and consequently improve IS grain filling for japonica rice with large panicles is still partially understood. RESULTS: A field experiment was performed with two spikelet removal treatments at anthesis in the large-panicle japonica rice line W1844, including removal of the top 1/3 of spikelets (T1) and removal of the top 2/3 of spikelets (T2), with no spikelet removal as a control (T0)...
June 7, 2017: BMC Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585692/osgcd1-is-essential-for-rice-fertility-and-required-for-embryo-dorsal-ventral-pattern-formation-and-endosperm-development
#12
Xiaorong Huang, Xiongbo Peng, Meng-Xiang Sun
Rice fertility is critical for rice reproduction and is thus a focus of interest. Most studies have addressed male sterility and its relation to rice production. The mechanisms of regulation of embryogenesis and endosperm development are essential for rice reproduction, but remain largely unknown. Here, we report a functional analysis of the rice gene OsGCD1, which encodes a highly conserved homolog of Arabidopsis GCD1 (GAMETE CELLS DEFECTIVE1). OsGCD1 mutants were generated using the CRISPR/Cas9 system and subjected to functional analysis...
June 6, 2017: New Phytologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580817/changes-in-low-molecular-weight-thiol-disulphide-redox-couples-are-part-of-bread-wheat-seed-germination-and-early-seedling-growth
#13
Davide Gerna, Thomas Roach, Wolfgang Stöggl, Johanna Wagner, Patrizia Vaccino, Margherita Limonta, Ilse Kranner
The tripeptide antioxidant glutathione (γ-L-glutamyl-L-cysteinyl-glycine; GSH) essentially contributes to thiol-disulphide conversions, which are involved in the control of seed development, germination, and seedling establishment. However, the relative contribution of GSH metabolism in different seed structures is not fully understood. We studied the GSH/glutathione disulphide (GSSG) redox couple and associated low-molecular-weight (LMW) thiols and disulphides related to GSH metabolism in bread wheat (Triticum aestivum L...
June 5, 2017: Free Radical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28561766/genotypic-variation-in-wheat-flour-lysophospholipids
#14
Lei Liu, Qi Guo, Zhonghu He, Xianchun Xia, Daniel L E Water, Carolyn A Raymond, Graham J King
Lysophospholipids (LPLs) are the most abundant polar lipids in wheat endosperm and naturally complex with amylose, affecting starch physicochemical properties. We analyzed LPLs in wheat flour from 58 cultivars which differ by grain hardness using liquid chromatography mass spectrometry (LCMS). There were significant differences in LPL content between cultivars, demonstrating that genotype rather than environment contributes most to the total variance in wheat endosperm LPLs. Polar lipids such as LPLs may play a role in grain hardness through their interaction with puroindoline proteins, however, no strong correlation between kernel hardness and LPLs was detected...
May 31, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28560278/dataset-on-exogenous-application-of-salicylic-acid-and-methyljasmonate-and-the-accumulation-of-caffeine-in-young-leaf-tissues-and-catabolically-inactive-endosperms
#15
Avinash Kumar, Gyanendra Kumar Naik, Parvatam Giridhar
Exogenous exposure of coffee plants to 50 μM and 500 μM salicylic acid through liquid hydroponic medium or the exposure to volatile fumes of methyljasmonate was carried out to study the role of salicylic acid and methyljasmonate on the accumulation of caffeine and other methylxanthines like 7-methylxanthine, theobromine and theophylline. Transcript levels of the first, second and third N-methyltransferase involved in the core caffeine biosynthetic pathway namely, xanthosine methyltransferase (XMT), methylxanthine methyltransferase (MXMT) and di-methylxanthine methyltransferase (DXMT) was investigated by semi-quantitative RT-PCR for validating the reason behind the changes of caffeine biosynthetic potential under the influence of the two analogues of plant phytohormones...
August 2017: Data in Brief
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28558686/global-identification-structural-analysis-and-expression-characterization-of-bhlh-transcription-factors-in-wheat
#16
Xiao-Jiang Guo, Ji-Rui Wang
BACKGROUND: Basic helix-loop-helix (bHLH) transcription factors (TFs), which are widely distributed in eukaryotic organisms, play crucial roles in plant development. However, no comprehensive analysis of the bHLH family in wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) has been undertaken previously. RESULTS: In this study, 225 bHLH TFs predicted from wheat using genomic and RNA sequencing data were subjected to identification, classification, phylogenetic reconstruction, conserved motif characterization, chromosomal distribution determination and expression pattern analysis...
May 30, 2017: BMC Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28557341/over-expression-of-mutated-zmda1-or-zmdar1-gene-improves-maize-kernel-yield-by-enhancing-starch-synthesis
#17
Guangning Xie, Zhaoxia Li, Qijun Ran, Hui Wang, Juren Zhang
Grain weight and grain number are important crop yield determinants. DA1 and DAR1 are the ubiquitin receptors that function as the negative regulators of cell proliferation during development in Arabidopsis. An arginine to lysine mutant at amino acid site 358 could lead to the da1-1 phenotype, which results in an increased organ size and larger seeds. In this study, the mutated ZmDA1 (Zmda1) and mutated ZmDAR1 (Zmdar1) driven by the maize ubiquitin promoter was separately introduced into maize elite inbred line DH4866...
May 29, 2017: Plant Biotechnology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551365/low-dose-ionizing-radiation-limitations-to-seed-germination-results-from-a-model-linking-physiological-characteristics-and-developmental-dynamics-simulation-strategy
#18
Hui Liu, Dawei Hu, Chen Dong, Yuming Fu, Guanghui Liu, Youcai Qin, Yi Sun, Dianlei Liu, Lei Li, Hong Liu
There is much uncertainty about the risks of seed germination after repeated or protracted environmental low-dose ionizing radiation exposure. The purpose of this study is to explore the influence mechanism of low-dose ionizing radiation on wheat seed germination using a model linking physiological characteristics and developmental-dynamics simulation. A low-dose ionizing radiation environment simulator was built to investigate wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) seeds germination process and then a kinetic model expressing the relationship between wheat seed germination dynamics and low-dose ionizing radiation intensity variations was developed by experimental data, plant physiology, relevant hypotheses and system dynamics, and sufficiently validated and accredited by computer simulation...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Theoretical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550470/hormonal-and-morphological-changes-during-seed-development-of-cypripedium-japonicum
#19
Xiaona Yan, Min Tian, Fen Liu, Caixia Wang, Ying Zhang
With the goal of evaluating the factors that may be influencing the reproductive success of an endangered, terrestrial orchid Cypripedium japonicum Thunb., the anatomical and morphological characteristics of seed development were assessed, as were the levels of endogenous hormones to investigate the possible relationship between hormones and seed development. The results showed that morphological characteristics of seeds were changing from milky white and filiform to brown and fusiform. The development of ovule that initiated on the fertile valves only began after pollination, and a mature embryo sac was produced at 40 days after pollination (DAP)...
May 27, 2017: Protoplasma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549232/identification-and-characterization-of-transcription-factor-zmereb94-involved-in-starch-synthesis-in-maize
#20
Hui Li, Qianlin Xiao, Chunxia Zhang, Jia Du, Xiao Li, Huanhuan Huang, Bin Wei, Yangping Li, Guowu Yu, Hanmei Liu, Yufeng Hu, Yinghong Liu, Junjie Zhang, Yubi Huang
Maize is an important food crop and industrial material owing to its high starch content. However, the mechanism of starch synthesis is not fully elucidated, especially with regard to the expression and regulation of starch synthetic genes. The APETALA2/Ethylene Responsive Factor (AP2/ERF) family plays a crucial role in various biological processes via regulating gene expression. In this study, the ZmEREB94 gene was identified through co-expression analysis. Bioinformatics analysis confirmed that ZmEREB94 belongs to the AP2/ERF family...
May 4, 2017: Journal of Plant Physiology
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