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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534307/acanthus-ilicifolius-l-a-promising-candidate-for-phytostabilization-of-zinc
#1
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/28527016/chemical-derivatization-of-metabolite-mass-profiling-of-the-recretohalophyte-aeluropus-lagopoides-revealing-salt-stress-tolerance-mechanism
#2
Murali Krishna Paidi, Parinita Agarwal, Prashant More, Pradeep K Agarwal
Plants are the primary producers of food for human being. Their intracellular environment alternation is influenced by abiotic stress factors such as drought, heat and soil salinity. Aeluropus lagopoides is a strong halophyte that grows with ease under high saline muddy banks of creeks of Gujarat, India. To study the response of salinity on metabolite changes in Aeluropus, three treatments, i.e. control, salinity and recovery, were selected for both shoot and root tissue. The cytosolic metabolite state was analysed by molecular chemical derivatization gas chromatography mass profiling...
May 19, 2017: Marine Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484977/biocontrol-activity-of-effusol-from-the-extremophile-plant-juncus-maritimus-against-the-wheat-pathogen-zymoseptoria-tritici
#3
Ramla Sahli, Céline Rivière, Ali Siah, Abderrazak Smaoui, Jennifer Samaillie, Thierry Hennebelle, Vincent Roumy, Riadh Ksouri, Patrice Halama, Sevser Sahpaz
Zymoseptoria tritici, responsible for Septoria tritici blotch, is the most important pathogen of wheat. The control of this parasite relies mainly on synthetic fungicides, but their use is increasingly controversial and searching for alternative management strategies is encouraged. In this context, the biocontrol potential of crude methanolic extracts of eight extremophile plant species from Tunisia, including three xerophytes and five halophytes, against Z. tritici was assessed. Only the extract of Juncus maritimus rhizomes showed significant in vitro antifungal activity...
May 8, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473839/overexpression-of-a-plasma-membrane-localized-sbsrp-like-protein-enhances-salinity-and-osmotic-stress-tolerance-in-transgenic-tobacco
#4
Pushpika Udawat, Rajesh K Jha, Avinash Mishra, Bhavanath Jha
An obligate halophyte, Salicornia brachiata grows in salt marshes and is considered to be a potential resource of salt- and drought-responsive genes. It is important to develop an understanding of the mechanisms behind enhanced salt tolerance. To increase this understanding, a novel SbSRP gene was cloned, characterized, over-expressed, and functionally validated in the model plant Nicotiana tabacum. The genome of the halophyte S. brachiata contains two homologs of an intronless SbSRP gene of 1,262 bp in length that encodes for a stress-related protein...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472512/chloroplast-function-and-ion-regulation-in-plants-growing-on-saline-soils-lessons-from-halophytes
#5
Jayakumar Bose, Rana Munns, Sergey Shabala, Matthew Gilliham, Barry Pogson, Stephen D Tyerman
Salt stress impacts multiple aspects of plant metabolism and physiology. For instance it inhibits photosynthesis through stomatal limitation, causes excessive accumulation of sodium and chloride in chloroplasts, and disturbs chloroplast potassium homeostasis. Most research on salt stress has focused primarily on cytosolic ion homeostasis with few studies of how salt stress affects chloroplast ion homeostasis. This review asks the question whether membrane-transport processes and ionic relations are differentially regulated between glycophyte and halophyte chloroplasts and whether this contributes to the superior salt tolerance of halophytes...
May 2, 2017: Journal of Experimental Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466186/establishment-of-a-gene-function-analysis-system-for-the-euhalophyte-salicornia-europaea-l
#6
Fang Tai, Sulian Lv, Ping Jiang, Jinhui Wang, Juanjuan Feng, Yinxin Li
A Salicornia europaea L. in vitro cell transformation system was developed and further applied to SeNHX1 function investigation. The exploration of salt-tolerant genes from halophyte has seriously been limited by the lack of self-dependent transformation system. Here, an Agrobacterium tumefaciens-mediated in vitro cell transformation system of euhalophyte Salicornia europaea L. was developed. Calli derived from hypocotyl of S. europaea were co-cultured for 3 days with Agrobacterium at OD600 ranging from 1...
May 2, 2017: Plant Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465252/antioxidant-and-anti-inflammatory-activities-of-the-major-phenolics-from-zygophyllum-simplex-l
#7
Hossam M Abdallah, Ahmed Esmat
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Zygophyllum simplex L. is a halophyte plant that follows Zygophyllaceae. The plant is growing in arid and semiarid regions. It has been used traditionally in Arabic region to treat gout, asthma and inflammation. AIM OF STUDY: Although ant-inflammatory activity has been reported for this plant, this study aimed to isolate and identify the major constituents of Zygophyllum simplex L., as well as assessing their antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activities in-vitro...
April 29, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460054/effect-of-halotolerant-rhizobacteria-isolated-from-halophytes-on-the-growth-of-sugar-beet-beta-vulgaris-l-under-salt-stress
#8
Na Zhou, Shuai Zhao, Chang-Yan Tian
Utilization of rhizobacteria that have associated with plant roots in harsh environments could be a feasible strategy to deal with limits to agricultural production caused by soil salinity. Halophytes occur naturally in high-salt environments, and their roots may be associated with promising microbial candidates for promoting growth and salt tolerance in crops. This study aimed to isolate efficient halotolerant plant-growth-promoting rhizobacterial strains from halophytes and evaluate their activity and effects on sugar beet (Beta vulgaris L...
April 29, 2017: FEMS Microbiology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28450879/sos1-hkt1-5-and-nhx1-synergistically-modulate-na-homeostasis-in-the-halophytic-grass-puccinellia-tenuiflora
#9
Wei-Dan Zhang, Pei Wang, Zhulatai Bao, Qing Ma, Li-Jie Duan, Ai-Ke Bao, Jin-Lin Zhang, Suo-Min Wang
Puccinellia tenuiflora is a typical salt-excluding halophytic grass with excellent salt tolerance. Plasma membrane Na(+)/H(+) transporter SOS1, HKT-type protein and tonoplast Na(+)/H(+) antiporter NHX1 are key Na(+) transporters involved in plant salt tolerance. Based on our previous research, we had proposed a function model for these transporters in Na(+) homeostasis according to the expression of PtSOS1 and Na(+), K(+) levels in P. tenuiflora responding to salt stress. Here, we analyzed the expression patterns of PtSOS1, PtHKT1;5, and PtNHX1 in P...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441407/changes-in-secondary-metabolites-in-the-halophytic-putative-crop-species-crithmum-maritimum-l-triglochin-maritima-l-and-halimione-portulacoides-l-aellen-as-reaction-to-mild-salinity
#10
Christian Boestfleisch, Jutta Papenbrock
It is assumed that salinity enhances the concentration of valuable metabolites in halophytes. The objective was to find a salt concentration and a point in time at which the yield for the valuable metabolites was maximal. Therefore, three different halophyte species were grown under different salinities and harvested over a period from shortly after stress induction up to three weeks. Various reaction patterns were found in the metabolite composition of the analyzed plant material. Halimione portulacoides showed a "short term response", indicated by an increase in all metabolites analyzed after a few hours, whereas Crithmum maritimum showed a "long term response" through accumulation of proline starting after days...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439395/antioxidant-responses-under-salinity-and-drought-in-three-closely-related-wild-monocots-with-different-ecological-optima
#11
Mohamad Al Hassan, Juliana Chaura, María P Donat-Torres, Monica Boscaiu, Oscar Vicente
Some deleterious effects of drought, soil salinity and other abiotic stresses are mediated by the generation of oxidative stress through an increase in reactive oxygen species (ROS) that damage cellular membranes, proteins and DNA. In response to increased ROS, plants activate an array of enzymatic and non-enzymatic antioxidant defences. We have correlated the activation of these responses with the contrasting tolerance to salinity and drought of three species of the genus Juncus, viz. J. maritimus, J. acutus (both halophytes) and J...
March 2017: AoB Plants
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437805/anti-inflammatory-antipyretic-and-antinociceptive-effects-of-a-cressa-cretica-aqueous-extract
#12
Heba Mohammed Ibrahim Abdallah, Abdelsamed Ibrahim Elshamy, Abd El-Nasser Gaber El Gendy, Ahmed Mohamed Abd El-Gawad, Elsayed Abouelfotowh Omer, Marinella De Leo, Luisa Pistelli
Cressa cretica is a widely grown halophytic plant traditionally used for the treatment of different ailments. Previous investigations reported its biological activity on a wide spectrum of diseases. In this study, in vivo antinociceptive, anti-inflammatory, and antipyretic activities of C. cretica aqueous extract whole plant were evaluated. In addition, the total polyphenol content, the total flavonoid content, and the chemical characterization of the extract were performed. C. cretica showed writhing inhibition in acetic acid-induced peripheral nociception of 43 and 48 % at doses of 50 and 100 mg/kg, respectively...
April 24, 2017: Planta Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432978/cadmium-hampers-salt-tolerance-of-sesuvium-portulacastrum
#13
Mariem Wali, Soledad Martos, Laura Pérez-Martín, Chedly Abdelly, Tahar Ghnaya, Charlotte Poschenrieder, Benet Gunsé
It is well known that salinity reduces cadmium toxicity in halophytes. However, the possible interference of Cd with the mechanisms of salt tolerance is poorly explored. The aim of this study was to see whether Cd affects salt tolerance mechanisms in the halophyte Sesuvium portulacastrum. S. portulacastrum plants obtained from cuttings were grown in hydroponics for 3 weeks and then exposed to low (0.09 mM) or moderate (200 mM) NaCl concentrations, alone or in combination with 25 μM CdCl2. Microscopy observation revealed two strategies of salt tolerance: euhalophytism and secretion of salt by bladder cells...
April 13, 2017: Plant Physiology and Biochemistry: PPB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428087/searching-for-new-sources-of-innovative-products-for-the-food-industry-within-halophyte-aromatic-plants-in-vitro-antioxidant-activity-and-phenolic-and-mineral-contents-of-infusions-and-decoctions-of-crithmum-maritimum-l
#14
Catarina Guerreiro Pereira, Luísa Barreira, Nuno da Rosa Neng, José Manuel Florêncio Nogueira, Cátia Marques, Tamára F Santos, João Varela, Luísa Custódio
Aromatic halophyte plants are an outstanding source of bioactive compounds and natural products with potential use in the food industry. This work reports the in vitro antioxidant activity, toxicity, polyphenolic profile and mineral contents of infusions and decoctions from stems, leaves and flowers of Crithmum maritimum L., an aromatic and edible maritime halophyte (sea fennel). Aspalathus linearis (Burm.f.) Dahlg. (rooibos) herbal tea was used as a reference. Sea fennel's tisanes, particularly from leaves, were rich in phenolic compounds and five of them (p-hydroxybenzoic and ferulic acids, epicatechin, pyrocatechol and 4-hydroxybenzaldehyde) were here described in C...
April 17, 2017: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421081/mechanistic-insight-into-salt-tolerance-of-acacia-auriculiformis-the-importance-of-ion-selectivity-osmoprotection-tissue-tolerance-and-na-exclusion
#15
Md M Rahman, Md A Rahman, Md G Miah, Satya R Saha, M A Karim, Mohammad G Mostofa
Salinity, one of the major environmental constraints, threatens soil health and consequently agricultural productivity worldwide. Acacia auriculiformis, being a halophyte, offers diverse benefits against soil salinity; however, the defense mechanisms underlying salt-tolerant capacity in A. auriculiformis are still elusive. In this study, we aimed to elucidate mechanisms regulating the adaptability of the multi-purpose perennial species A. auriculiformis to salt stress. The growth, ion homeostasis, osmoprotection, tissue tolerance and Na(+) exclusion, and anatomical adjustments of A...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400779/making-plants-break-a-sweat-the-structure-function-and-evolution-of-plant-salt-glands
#16
REVIEW
Maheshi Dassanayake, John C Larkin
Salt stress is a complex trait that poses a grand challenge in developing new crops better adapted to saline environments. Some plants, called recretohalophytes, that have naturally evolved to secrete excess salts through salt glands, offer an underexplored genetic resource for examining how plant development, anatomy, and physiology integrate to prevent excess salt from building up to toxic levels in plant tissue. In this review we examine the structure and evolution of salt glands, salt gland-specific gene expression, and the possibility that all salt glands have originated via evolutionary modifications of trichomes...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28370202/salinization-of-the-soil-solution-decreases-the-further-accumulation-of-salt-in-the-root-zone-of-the-halophyte-atriplex-nummularia-lindl-growing-above-shallow-saline-groundwater
#17
Hesham F Alharby, Timothy D Colmer, Edward G Barrett-Lennard
Water use by plants in landscapes with shallow saline groundwater may lead to the accumulation of salt in the root-zone. We examined the accumulation of Na(+) and Cl(-) around the roots of the halophyte Atriplex nummularia Lindl. and the impacts of this increasing salinity for stomatal conductance, water use and growth. Plants were grown in columns filled with a sand-clay mixture, and connected at the bottom to reservoirs containing 20, 200 or 400 mM NaCl. At 21 days, Na(+) and Cl(-) concentrations in the soil solution were affected by the salinity of the groundwater, height above the water-table and the root fresh mass density at various soil depths (P < 0...
March 30, 2017: Plant, Cell & Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28358825/nature-s-patchwork-how-water-sources-and-soil-salinity-determine-the-distribution-and-structure-of-halophytic-plant-communities-in-arid-environments-of-the-eastern-pamir
#18
Monika Mętrak, Łukasz Chachulski, Dovutsho Navruzshoev, Paweł Pawlikowski, Elżbieta Rojan, Marcin Sulwiński, Małgorzata Suska-Malawska
The eastern part of the Pamir Mountains, located in Central Asia, is characterized by great climatic continentality and aridity. Wetlands developed in this hostile region are restricted to spring areas, terraces of shallow lakes or floodplains along rivers, and provide diversified ecosystem services e.g. as water reservoirs, refugia for rare species and pastures for domestic cattle. These ecosystems are particularly susceptible to climate changes, that in the Pamir Mountains result in increased temperatures, intense permafrost/glacial melt and alterations of precipitation patterns...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28352106/bioactive-secondary-metabolites-produced-by-an-endophytic-fungus-gaeumannomyces-sp-js0464-from-a-maritime-halophyte-phragmites-communis
#19
Changyeol Lee, Soonok Kim, Wei Li, Sunghee Bang, Hanna Lee, Hyun-Jung Lee, Eun-Young Noh, Jung-Eun Park, Woo Young Bang, Sang Hee Shim
Endophytes, important plant-associated mycobionts, have attracted a great deal of attention because of their bioactive secondary metabolites. Even though halophytes have been reported to overcome salt stress via associations with their endophytes, few studies have investigated the metabolites produced by the endophytes from halophytes. In this study, a dark septate endophytic fungal strain (JS0464), identified as Gaeumannomyces sp. by ITS sequencing, was isolated from the rhizome of a halophyte, Phragmites communis, in Suncheon bay, South Korea...
March 29, 2017: Journal of Antibiotics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351014/phytostabilisation-of-severely-contaminated-mine-tailings-using-halophytes-and-field-addition-of-organic-and-inorganic-amendments
#20
T Pardo, M P Bernal, R Clemente
Phytostabilisation strategies have proven to be an efficient remediation option for mine tailings, but the adequate plant species and amendments have to be carefully selected. A remediation experiment was carried out at the semi-field level in tailings (pH 3.2, ≈1100, 4700 and 5000 mg kg(-1) of As, Pb and Zn, respectively) from the mining district of La Unión-Cartagena (SE Spain). A red mud derivative (Fe/Al oxides), its combination with compost, and hydrated lime (Ca hydroxide) were applied in field plots of 0...
July 2017: Chemosphere
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