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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428808/reference-genes-for-normalization-of-qpcr-assays-in-sugarcane-plants-under-water-deficit
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Larissa Mara de Andrade, Michael Dos Santos Brito, Rafael Fávero Peixoto Junior, Paulo Eduardo Ribeiro Marchiori, Paula Macedo Nóbile, Alexandre Palma Boer Martins, Rafael Vasconcelos Ribeiro, Silvana Creste
BACKGROUND: Sugarcane (Saccharum spp.) is the main raw material for sugar and ethanol production. Among the abiotic stress, drought is the main one that negatively impact sugarcane yield. Although gene expression analysis through quantitative PCR (qPCR) has increased our knowledge about biological processes related to drought, gene network that mediates sugarcane responses to water deficit remains elusive. In such scenario, validation of reference gene is a major requirement for successful analyzes involving qPCR...
2017: Plant Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428797/silicon-regulates-antioxidant-activities-of-crop-plants-under-abiotic-induced-oxidative-stress-a-review
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REVIEW
Yoon-Ha Kim, Abdul L Khan, Muhammad Waqas, In-Jung Lee
Silicon (Si) is the second most abundant element in soil, where its availability to plants can exhilarate to 10% of total dry weight of the plant. Si accumulation/transport occurs in the upward direction, and has been identified in several crop plants. Si application has been known to ameliorate plant growth and development during normal and stressful conditions over past two-decades. During abiotic (salinity, drought, thermal, and heavy metal etc) stress, one of the immediate responses by plant is the generation of reactive oxygen species (ROS), such as singlet oxygen ((1)O2), superoxide ([Formula: see text]), hydrogen peroxide (H2O2), and hydroxyl radicals (OH), which cause severe damage to the cell structure, organelles, and functions...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428141/temporal-impact-of-the-vascular-wilt-pathogen-verticillium-dahliae-on-tomato-root-proteome
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Katja Witzel, Anja Buhtz, Rita Grosch
The soil-borne fungus Verticillium dahliae is the causal agent of wilting disease and affects a wide range of plant species worldwide. Here, we report on the time-resolved analysis of the tomato root proteome in response to fungal colonization. Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum cv. Hildares) was inoculated with V. dahliae at the two-leaf stage and roots were harvested at 7, 14 and 21 days post inoculation (dpi). In order to identify proteins related to the fungal spread at the different time points, a subsequent proteome analysis by two-dimensional differential gel electrophoresis (2D-DIGE) was conducted on samples from three independent experiments...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426175/differences-in-xylem-and-leaf-hydraulic-traits-explain-differences-in-drought-tolerance-among-mature-amazon-rainforest-trees
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Thomas L Powell, James K Wheeler, Alex A R de Oliveira, Antonio Carlos Lola da Costa, Scott R Saleska, Patrick Meir, Paul R Moorcroft
Considerable uncertainty surrounds the impacts of anthropogenic climate change on the composition and structure Amazon forests. Two large-scale ecosystem drought experiments in the eastern Brazilian Amazon observed increases in mortality rates among some tree species but not others; and therefore, the physiological traits underpinning these differential demographic responses were investigated. Xylem pressure at 50% conductivity (xylem-P50 ), leaf turgor loss point (TLP), cellular osmotic potential (πo ) and cellular bulk modulus of elasticity (ε), all traits mechanistically linked to drought tolerance, were measured on upper canopy branches and leaves of mature trees from selected species growing at the two drought experiment sites...
April 20, 2017: Global Change Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425127/manipulation-of-glyoxalase-pathway-confers-tolerance-to-multiple-stresses-in-rice
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Brijesh K Gupta, Khirod K Sahoo, Ajit Ghosh, Amit K Tripathi, Khalid Anwar, Priyanka Das, Anil K Singh, Ashwani Pareek, Sudhir K Sopory, Sneh L Singla-Pareek
Crop plants face a multitude of diverse abiotic and biotic stresses in the farmers' fields. Although there now exists a considerable knowledge of the underlying mechanisms of response to individual stresses, the cross-talk between response pathways to various abiotic and biotic stresses remains enigmatic. Here, we investigated if the cytotoxic metabolite methylglyoxal (MG), excess of which is generated as a common consequence of many abiotic and biotic stresses, may serve as a key molecule linking responses to diverse stresses...
April 20, 2017: Plant, Cell & Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424720/arbuscular-mycorrhizal-fungus-rhizophagus-irregularis-increased-potassium-content-and-expression-of-genes-encoding-potassium-channels-in-lycium-barbarum
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Haoqiang Zhang, Suzhen Wei, Wentao Hu, Longmin Xiao, Ming Tang
Potassium in plants accounts for up to 10% dry weight, and participates in different physiological processes. Under drought stress, plant requires more potassium but potassium availability in soil solutes is lowered by decreased soil water content. Forming symbiosis with arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM) fungi not only enlarges exploration range of plant for mineral nutrients and water in soil, but also improves plant drought tolerance. However, the regulation of AM fungi on plant root potassium uptake and translocation from root to shoot was less reported...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424706/evaluation-of-yield-and-drought-using-active-and-passive-spectral-sensing-systems-at-the-reproductive-stage-in-wheat
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Elisabeth Becker, Urs Schmidhalter
Active and passive sensors are available for ground-based, high-throughput phenotyping in the field. However, these sensor systems have seldom been compared with respect to their determination of plant water status and water use efficiency related parameters under drought conditions. In this study, five passive and active reflectance sensors, including a hyperspectral passive sensor, an active flash sensor (AFS), the Crop Circle, and the GreenSeeker, were evaluated to assess drought-related destructive and non-destructive morphophysiological parameters (ground cover, relative leaf water content, leaf temperature, and carbon isotope discrimination of leaves and grain) and grain yield of twenty wheat (Triticum aestivum L...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420173/transcriptome-sequencing-of-dianthus-spiculifolius-and-analysis-of-the-genes-involved-in-responses-to-combined-cold-and-drought-stress
#8
Aimin Zhou, Hongping Ma, Enhui Liu, Tongtong Jiang, Shuang Feng, Shufang Gong, Jingang Wang
Dianthus spiculifolius, a perennial herbaceous flower and a member of the Caryophyllaceae family, has strong resistance to cold and drought stresses. To explore the transcriptional responses of D. spiculifolius to individual and combined stresses, we performed transcriptome sequencing of seedlings under normal conditions or subjected to cold treatment (CT), simulated drought treatment (DT), or their combination (CTDT). After de novo assembly of the obtained reads, 112,015 unigenes were generated. Analysis of differentially expressed genes (DEGs) showed that 2026, 940, and 2346 genes were up-regulated and 1468, 707, and 1759 were down-regulated in CT, DT, and CTDT samples, respectively...
April 17, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419961/evidence-towards-the-involvement-of-nitric-oxide-in-drought-tolerance-of-sugarcane
#9
Neidiquele M Silveira, John T Hancock, Lucas Frungillo, Eleni Siasou, Fernanda C C Marcos, Ione Salgado, Eduardo C Machado, Rafael V Ribeiro
Exogenous supply of nitric oxide (NO) increases drought tolerance in sugarcane plants. However, little is known about the role of NO produced by plants under water deficit. The aim of this study was to test the hypothesis that drought-tolerance in sugarcane is associated with NO production and metabolism, with the more drought-tolerant genotype presenting higher NO accumulation in plant tissues. The sugarcane genotypes IACSP95-5000 (drought-tolerant) and IACSP97-7065 (drought-sensitive) were submitted to water deficit by adding polyethylene glycol (PEG-8000) in nutrient solution to reduce the osmotic potential to -0...
April 8, 2017: Plant Physiology and Biochemistry: PPB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419363/applying-drought-to-potted-plants-by-maintaining-suboptimal-soil-moisture-improves-plant-water-relations
#10
Jaime Puértolas, Elisabeth K Larsen, William J Davies, Ian C Dodd
Pot-based phenotyping of drought response sometimes maintains suboptimal soil water content by applying high-frequency deficit irrigation (HFDI). We examined the effect of this treatment on water and abscisic acid (ABA) relations of two species (Helianthus annuus and Populus nigra). Suboptimal soil water content was maintained by frequent irrigation, and compared with the effects of withholding water and with adequate irrigation. At the same average whole-pot soil moisture, frequent irrigation resulted in larger soil water content gradients, lower root and xylem ABA concentrations ([X-ABA]), along with higher transpiration rates or stomatal conductance, compared with plants from which water was withheld...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Experimental Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419347/evolutionary-trade-offs-between-drought-resistance-mechanisms-across-a-precipitation-gradient-in-a-seasonally-dry-tropical-oak-quercus-oleoides
#11
Jose A Ramírez-Valiente, Jeannine Cavender-Bares
In seasonally dry tropical forest regions, drought avoidance during the dry season coupled with high assimilation rates in the wet season is hypothesized to be an advantageous strategy for forest trees in regions with severe and long dry seasons. In contrast, where dry seasons are milder, drought tolerance coupled with a conservative resource-use strategy is expected to maximize carbon assimilation throughout the year. Tests of this hypothesis, particularly at the intraspecific level, have been seldom conducted...
April 13, 2017: Tree Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419172/enhanced-disease-resistance-and-drought-tolerance-in-transgenic-rice-plants-overexpressing-protein-elicitors-from-magnaporthe-oryzae
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Zhenzhen Wang, Qiang Han, Qian Zi, Shun Lv, Dewen Qiu, Hongmei Zeng
Exogenous application of the protein elicitors MoHrip1 and MoHrip2, which were isolated from the pathogenic fungus Magnaporthe oryzae (M. oryzae), was previously shown to induce a hypersensitive response in tobacco and to enhance resistance to rice blast. In this work, we successfully transformed rice with the mohrip1 and mohrip2 genes separately. The MoHrip1 and MoHrip2 transgenic rice plants displayed higher resistance to rice blast and stronger tolerance to drought stress than wild-type (WT) rice and the vector-control pCXUN rice...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419130/virus-induced-down-regulation-of-gmera1a-and-gmera1b-genes-enhances-the-stomatal-response-to-abscisic-acid-and-drought-resistance-in-soybean
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Takuya Ogata, Yukari Nagatoshi, Noriko Yamagishi, Nobuyuki Yoshikawa, Yasunari Fujita
Drought is a major threat to global soybean production. The limited transformation potential and polyploid nature of soybean have hindered functional analysis of soybean genes. Previous research has implicated farnesylation in the plant's response to abscisic acid (ABA) and drought tolerance. We therefore used virus-induced gene silencing (VIGS) to evaluate farnesyltransferase genes, GmERA1A and GmERA1B (Glycine max Enhanced Response to ABA1-A and -B), as potential targets for increasing drought resistance in soybean...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416700/intensifying-postfire-weather-and-biological-invasion-drive-species-loss-in-a-mediterranean-type-biodiversity-hotspot
#14
Jasper A Slingsby, Cory Merow, Matthew Aiello-Lammens, Nicky Allsopp, Stuart Hall, Hayley Kilroy Mollmann, Ross Turner, Adam M Wilson, John A Silander
Prolonged periods of extreme heat or drought in the first year after fire affect the resilience and diversity of fire-dependent ecosystems by inhibiting seed germination or increasing mortality of seedlings and resprouting individuals. This interaction between weather and fire is of growing concern as climate changes, particularly in systems subject to stand-replacing crown fires, such as most Mediterranean-type ecosystems. We examined the longest running set of permanent vegetation plots in the Fynbos of South Africa (44 y), finding a significant decline in the diversity of plots driven by increasingly severe postfire summer weather events (number of consecutive days with high temperatures and no rain) and legacy effects of historical woody alien plant densities 30 y after clearing...
April 17, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415033/physiological-investigation-of-c4-phosphoenolpyruvate-carboxylase-introduced-rice-line-shows-that-sucrose-metabolism-is-involved-in-the-improved-drought-tolerance
#15
Chen Zhang, Xia Li, Yafei He, Jinfei Zhang, Ting Yan, Xiaolong Liu
We compared the drought tolerance of wild-type (WT) and transgenic rice plants (PC) over-expressing the maize C4PEPC gene, which encodes phosphoenolpyruvate carboxylase (PEPC, EC 4.1.1.31) gene, and evaluated the roles of saccharide and sugar-related enzymes in the drought response. Pot-grown seedlings were subjected to real drought conditions outdoors, and the yield components were compared between PC and untransformed wild-type (WT) plants. The stable yield from PC plants was associated with higher net photosynthetic rate under the real drought treatment...
March 30, 2017: Plant Physiology and Biochemistry: PPB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412527/aquaporins-as-potential-drought-tolerance-inducing-proteins-toward-instigating-stress-tolerance
#16
Sajad Majeed Zargar, Preeti Nagar, Rupesh Deshmukh, Muslima Nazir, Aijaz Ahmad Wani, Khalid Zaffar Masoodi, Ganesh Kumar Agrawal, Randeep Rakwal
Aquaporins (AQPs) are primarily involved in maintaining cellular water homeostasis. Their role in diverse physiological processes has fascinated plant scientists for more than a decade, particularly concerning abiotic stresses. Increasing examples of evidence in various crop plants indicate that the AQPs are responsible for precise regulation of water movement and consequently play a crucial role in the drought stress tolerance. Since drought is one of the major abiotic stresses affecting agricultural production worldwide, it has become a critical agenda to focus research on the development of drought tolerant crop plants...
April 13, 2017: Journal of Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409321/an-integrative-overview-of-the-molecular-and-physiological-responses-of-sugarcane-under-drought-conditions
#17
Camilo Elber Vital, Andrea Giordano, Eduardo de Almeida Soares, Thomas Christopher Rhys Williams, Rosilene Oliveira Mesquita, Pedro Marcus Pereira Vidigal, Amanda de Santana Lopes, Túlio Gomes Pacheco, Marcelo Rogalski, Humberto Josué de Oliveira Ramos, Marcelo Ehlers Loureiro
Drought is the main abiotic stress constraining sugarcane production. However, our limited understanding of the molecular mechanisms involved in the drought stress responses of sugarcane impairs the development of new technologies to increase sugarcane drought tolerance. Here, an integrated approach was performed to reveal the molecular and physiological changes in two closely related sugarcane cultivars, including the most extensively planted cultivar in Brazil (cv. RB867515), in response to moderate (-0.5 MPa) and severe (-1 MPa) drought stress at the transcriptional, translational, and posttranslational levels...
April 13, 2017: Plant Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407182/genetic-progress-in-sunflower-crop-in-rio-grande-do-sul-state-brazil
#18
D N Follmann, A Cargnelutti Filho, L H Lorentz, A A Boligon, M Caraffa, C A Wartha
The sunflower has adaptability to growing regions with different climatic and soil characteristics, showing drought tolerance and high-quality oil production. The State of Rio Grande do Sul is the third largest sunflower producer in Brazil, with research related to the sunflower breeding initiated after the decade of 1950. The aim of this study was to evaluate the genetic progress for grain yield, oil content, and oil yield of sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) in the State of Rio Grande do Sul. Data of grain yield, oil content, and oil yield obtained from 58 sunflower cultivar yield trials in 19 municipalities in Rio Grande do Sul during the period from 2005 to 2014 were used...
April 13, 2017: Genetics and Molecular Research: GMR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405199/comparative-analysis-of-expression-profiles-of-panicle-development-among-tolerant-and-sensitive-rice-in-response-to-drought-stress
#19
Haibin Wei, Chen Chen, Xiaosong Ma, Yu Zhang, Jing Han, Hanwei Mei, Shunwu Yu
Water deficit caused a serious threat to crops, especially panicle development at reproductive growth phase. We investigated grain yield components and gene expression profiles of panicle among tolerant and sensitive rice in response to drought stress. Panicle morphologies exhibited that secondary branches per panicle were more severely affected as compared to primary branches per panicle. Moreover, grain weight per panicle showed significant decrease for both tolerant and sensitive varieties except for MILT1444...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403831/the-role-of-tre6p-and-snrk1-in-maize-early-kernel-development-and-events-leading-to-stress-induced-kernel-abortion
#20
Samuel W Bledsoe, Clémence Henry, Cara A Griffiths, Matthew J Paul, Regina Feil, John E Lunn, Mark Stitt, L Mark Lagrimini
BACKGROUND: Drought stress during flowering is a major contributor to yield loss in maize. Genetic and biotechnological improvement in yield sustainability requires an understanding of the mechanisms underpinning yield loss. Sucrose starvation has been proposed as the cause for kernel abortion; however, potential targets for genetic improvement have not been identified. Field and greenhouse drought studies with maize are expensive and it can be difficult to reproduce results; therefore, an in vitro kernel culture method is presented as a proxy for drought stress occurring at the time of flowering in maize (3 days after pollination)...
April 12, 2017: BMC Plant Biology
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