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Tayebeh Kakeshpour, Sajad Rashidi Monfared, Amin Ebrahimi, Arman Beyraghdar Kashkooli, Esmaeil Ebrahimie
Salinity is among the most important abiotic stresses affecting crop production throughout the earth. Halophyte plants can sustain high salinity levels, therefore elucidating molecular mechanisms underlying their salinity resistance is beneficial for crop improvement. Aeluropus littoralis, a halophyte weed, is a great genetic resource for this purpose. Isolated expressed sequence taq (EST) sequences from A. littoralis under salinity stress, have given us the chance to find and analyze transcripts of genes involved in response to salinity...
June 15, 2017: Gene Expression Patterns: GEP
Jae Hwan Kim, Sujin Suk, Woo Jung Jang, Chang Hyung Lee, Jong-Eun Kim, Jin-Kyu Park, Mee-Hyang Kweon, Jong Hun Kim, Ki Won Lee
High-fat and high-salt intakes are among the major risks of chronic diseases including obesity, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), and nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). Salicornia is a halophytic plant known to exert antioxidant, antidiabetic, and hypolipidemic effects, and Salicornia-extracted salt (SS) has been used as a salt substitute. In this study, the effects of SS and purified salt (PS) on the aggravation of NAFLD/NASH were compared. C57BL/6J male mice (8-wk-old) were fed a high-fat diet (HFD) for 6 mo and divided into 3 dietary groups, which were additionally fed HFD, HFD + SS, and HFD + PS for 13 wk...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Food Science
Guo-Yan Zhao, Li-Ya Zhao, Zhi-Jie Xia, Jin-Lei Zhu, Di Liu, Chun-Yue Liu, Xiu-Lan Chen, Yu-Zhong Zhang, Xi-Ying Zhang, Mei-Xue Dai
A Gram-stain-negative, rod-shaped bacterium, strain F01T, was isolated from leaves of Tamarix chinensis Lour. The isolate grew optimally at 30 °C, at pH 7.0 and with 5.0 % (w/v) NaCl, and showed a high tolerance to manganese, lead, nickel, ferrous ions and copper ions. The major fatty acids were C18 : 1ω7c and C16 : 0, and the predominant respiratory quinone was Q-9. Polar lipids were dominated by diphosphatidylglycerol, phosphatidylethanolamine, phosphatidylglycerol, unidentified aminoglycolipids and phospholipids...
June 13, 2017: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
Mohsin Tanveer, Adnan Noor Shah
Salt stress is one of the most dramatic abiotic stresses that induce oxidative and osmotic stress simultaneously. Salt stress is known to be more effective in reducing growth and yield of glycophytes; however, halophytes are able to withstand salt stress. Nonetheless, variability exists among different halophytic plants species from different plant families. Chenopodium album belongs to Chenopodiacea family and is known as weed in many regions of world; however, it is a very interesting halophytic plant. Little research has conducted so far by considering C...
June 6, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
Avinash Mishra, Bhakti Tanna
Halophytes have demonstrated their capability to thrive under extremely saline conditions and thus considered as one of the best germplasm for saline agriculture. Salinity is a worldwide problem, and the salt-affected areas are increasing day-by-day because of scanty rainfall, poor irrigation system, salt ingression, water contamination, and other environmental factors. The salinity stress tolerance mechanism is a very complex phenomenon, and some pathways are coordinately linked for imparting salinity tolerance...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
Michael S Fountoulakis, Giorgos Daskalakis, Akrivi Papadaki, Nicolas Kalogerakis, Thrassyvoulos Manios
Recent findings encourage the use of halophytes in constructed wetlands for domestic wastewater treatment due to their special physiological characteristics as the ability to accumulate heavy metals and salts in their tissues makes them ideal candidates for constructed wetland vegetation. In this particular study, we investigated the application of halophytic plants in a horizontal flow constructed wetland for domestic wastewater treatment purposes. The pilot plant which was situated in Crete (Greece) was planted with a polyculture of halophytes (Tamarix parviflora, Juncus acutus, Sarcocornia perrenis, and Limoniastrum monopetalum)...
May 30, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
Ali Kiani-Pouya, Ute Roessner, Nirupama S Jayasinghe, Adrian Lutz, Thusitha Rupasinghe, Nadia Bazihizina, Jennifer Bohm, Sulaiman Alharbi, Rainer Hedrich, Sergey Shabala
Epidermal bladder cells (EBC) have been postulated to assist halophytes in coping with saline environments. However, little direct supporting evidence is available. Here, Chenopodium quinoa plants were grown under saline conditions for five weeks. One day prior to salinity treatment, EBC from all leaves and petioles were gently removed using a soft cosmetic brush and physiological, ionic and metabolic changes in brushed and non-brushed leaves were compared. Gentle removal of EBC neither initiated wound metabolism nor affected the physiology and biochemistry of control-grown plants but did have a pronounced effect on salt-grown plants, resulting in a salt-sensitive phenotype...
May 30, 2017: Plant, Cell & Environment
E Pellegrini, E Petranich, A Acquavita, J Canário, A Emili, S Covelli
Mercury (Hg) distribution in saltmarsh sediments and in three selected halophytes (Limonium narbonense, Sarcocornia fruticosa and Atriplex portulacoides) of a wetland system (Marano and Grado Lagoon, Italy) following a contamination gradient in sediments was investigated. The Hg uptake was evaluated at the root system level by calculating the enrichment factor (EF) and in the aboveground tissues by means of the translocation factor (TF). The related methylmercury (MeHg) concentrations in the halophytes were also investigated with regard to the location of the sites and their degree of contamination...
May 29, 2017: Environmental Geochemistry and Health
Bruna Marques, Ricardo Calado, Ana I Lillebø
The main objective of this study was to test an innovative biomitigation approach, where polychaete-assisted (Hediste diversicolor) sand filters were combined with the production of Halimione portulacoides in aquaponics, to remediate an organic-rich effluent generated by a super intensive fish farm operating a land-based RAS (Recirculating aquaculture system). The set up included four different experimental combinations that were periodically monitored for 5months. After this period, polychaete-assisted sand filters reduced in 70% the percentage of OM and the average densities increased from ≈400ind...
December 1, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
Jian Chen, Jiehui Teng, Li Ma, Haiying Tong, Bingru Ren, Linshan Wang, Weilin Li
BACKGROUND: Limonium bicolor, a halophytic species, can grow in saline or saline-alkali soil, is well known as a traditional Chinese medicine. Recently it attracted much attention for its treatment for cancer. OBJECTIVE: The present study was performed to evaluate this species from the phytochemical standpoint and the possible relationship between the antitumor activity and its natural products. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The chemical constituents from the flowers of L...
April 2017: Pharmacognosy Magazine
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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...
June 15, 2017: FEMS Microbiology Letters
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
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
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