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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730636/the-reduction-in-maize-leaf-growth-under-mild-drought-affects-the-transition-between-cell-division-and-cell-expansion-and-cannot-be-restored-by-elevated-gibberellic-acid-levels
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Hilde Nelissen, Xiao-Huan Sun, Bart Rymen, Yusuke Jikumaru, Mikko Kojima, Yumiko Takebayashi, Rafael Abbeloos, Kirin Demuynck, Veronique Storme, Marnik Vuylsteke, Jolien De Block, Dorota Herman, Frederik Coppens, Steven Maere, Yuji Kamiya, Hitoshi Sakakibara, Gerrit T S Beemster, Dirk Inzé
Growth is characterized by the interplay between cell division and cell expansion, two processes that occur separated along the growth zone at the maize leaf. To gain further insight into the transition between cell division and cell expansion, conditions were investigated in which the position of this transition zone was positively or negatively affected. High levels of gibberellic acid (GA) in plants overexpressing the GA biosynthesis gene GA20-OXIDASE (GA20OX-1(OE) ) shifted the transition zone more distally, whereas mild drought, which is associated with lowered GA biosynthesis, resulted in a more basal positioning...
July 21, 2017: Plant Biotechnology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730464/genome-wide-association-mapping-of-canopy-wilting-in-diverse-soybean-genotypes
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Avjinder S Kaler, Jeffery D Ray, William T Schapaugh, C Andy King, Larry C Purcell
Genome-wide association analysis identified 61 SNP markers for canopy wilting, which likely tagged 51 different loci. Based on the allelic effects of the significant SNPs, the slowest and fastest wilting genotypes were identified. Drought stress is a major global constraint for crop production, and slow canopy wilting is a promising trait for improving drought tolerance. The objective of this study was to identify genetic loci associated with canopy wilting and to confirm those loci with previously reported canopy wilting QTLs...
July 20, 2017: TAG. Theoretical and Applied Genetics. Theoretische und Angewandte Genetik
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724592/vascular-development-in-very-young-conifer-seedlings-theoretical-hydraulic-capacities-and-potential-resistance-to-embolism
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Megan L Miller, Daniel M Johnson
PREMISE OF THE STUDY: Conifers have the highest rates of mortality during their first year, often attributed to water stress; yet, this tree life stage is the least studied in terms of hydraulic properties. Previous work has revealed correlations between xylem anatomy to both hydraulic transport capacity and resistance to hydraulic dysfunction. In this study, we compared xylem anatomical and plant functional traits of Pseudotsuga menziesii, Larix occidentalis, and Pinus ponderosa seedlings over the first 10 wk of growth to evaluate potential maximum hydraulic capabilities and resistance to drought-induced embolism...
July 19, 2017: American Journal of Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724591/evidence-for-environment-dependent-introgression-of-adaptive-genes-between-two-red-oak-species-with-different-drought-adaptations
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Sudhir Khodwekar, Oliver Gailing
PREMISE OF THE STUDY: Introgression of adaptive alleles between hybridizing species is likely an important mechanism to generate new genetic variation for adaptation to rapidly changing environmental conditions. Oaks provide a model for the study of adaptive gene introgression because environmental selection maintains high interspecific differentiation at a few outlier loci and species-specific adaptations despite recurrent interspecific gene flow. Previously, we identified a CONSTANS-like gene under strong divergent selection between drought-tolerant Quercus ellipsoidalis and drought-averse Quercus rubra...
July 19, 2017: American Journal of Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724076/gbs-based-genomic-selection-for-pea-grain-yield-under-severe-terminal-drought
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Paolo Annicchiarico, Nelson Nazzicari, Luciano Pecetti, Massimo Romani, Barbara Ferrari, Yanling Wei, E Charles Brummer
Terminal drought is the main stress that limits pea ( L.) grain yield in Mediterranean-climate regions. This study provides an unprecedented assessment of the predictive ability of genomic selection (GS) for grain yield under severe terminal drought using genotyping-by-sequencing (GBS) data. Additional aims were to assess the GS predictive ability for different GBS data quality filters and GS models, comparing intrapopulation with interpopulation GS predictive ability and to perform genome-wide association (GWAS) studies...
July 2017: Plant Genome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723926/ghsos1-a-plasma-membrane-na-h-antiporter-gene-from-upland-cotton-enhances-salt-tolerance-in-transgenic-arabidopsis-thaliana
#6
Xiugui Chen, Xuke Lu, Na Shu, Delong Wang, Shuai Wang, Junjuan Wang, Lixue Guo, Xiaoning Guo, Weili Fan, Zhongxu Lin, Wuwei Ye
Upland cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.), an important source of natural fiber, can tolerate relatively high salinity and drought stresses. In the present study, a plasma membrane Na+/H+ antiporter gene, GhSOS1, was cloned from a salt-tolerant genotype of G. hirsutum, Zhong 9807. The expression level of GhSOS1 in cotton roots was significantly upregulated in the presence of high concentrations of NaCl (200 mM), while its transcript abundance was increased when exposed to low temperature and drought stresses. Localization analysis using onion epidermal cells showed that the GhSOS1 protein was localized to the plasma membrane...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722127/contrasting-outcomes-of-species-and-community-level-analyses-of-the-temporal-consistency-of-functional-composition
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Masatoshi Katabuchi, S Joseph Wright, Nathan G Swenson, Kenneth J Feeley, Richard Condit, Stephen P Hubbell, Stuart J Davies
Multiple anthropogenic drivers affect every natural community, and there is broad interest in using functional traits to understand and predict the consequences for future biodiversity. There is, however, no consensus regarding the choice of analytical methods. We contrast species- and community-level analyses of change in the functional composition for four traits related to drought tolerance using three decades of repeat censuses of trees in the 50-ha Forest Dynamics Plot on Barro Colorado Island (BCI), Panama...
July 19, 2017: Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720730/drought-stress-results-in-a-compartment-specific-restructuring-of-the-rice-root-associated-microbiomes
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Christian Santos-Medellín, Joseph Edwards, Zachary Liechty, Bao Nguyen, Venkatesan Sundaresan
Plant roots support complex microbial communities that can influence plant growth, nutrition, and health. While extensive characterizations of the composition and spatial compartmentalization of these communities have been performed in different plant species, there is relatively little known about the impact of abiotic stresses on the root microbiota. Here, we have used rice as a model to explore the responses of root microbiomes to drought stress. Using four distinct genotypes, grown in soils from three different fields, we tracked the drought-induced changes in microbial composition in the rhizosphere (the soil immediately surrounding the root), the endosphere (the root interior), and unplanted soils...
July 18, 2017: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719081/drought-induced-mortality-patterns-and-rapid-biomass-recovery-in-a-terra-firme-forest-in-the-colombian-amazon
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Daniel Zuleta, Alvaro Duque, Dairon Cardenas, Helene C Muller-Landau, Stuart Davies
Extreme climatic events affecting the Amazon region are expected to become more frequent under ongoing climate change. In this study, we assessed the responses to the 2010 drought of over 14,000 trees ≥ 10 cm dbh in a 25 ha lowland forest plot in the Colombian Amazon and how these responses varied among topographically defined habitats, with tree size, and with species wood density. Tree mortality was significantly higher during the 2010-2013 period immediately after the drought than in 2007-2010. The post-drought increase in mortality was stronger for trees located in valleys (+243%) than for those located on slopes (+67%) and ridges (+57%)...
July 18, 2017: Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718885/virulence-determines-beneficial-trade-offs-in-the-response-of-virus-infected-plants-to-drought-via-induction-of-salicylic-acid
#10
Emmanuel Aguilar, Carmen Cutrona, Francisco J Del Toro, José G Vallarino, Sonia Osorio, María Luisa Pérez-Bueno, Matilde Barón, Bong-Nam Chung, Tomás Canto, Francisco Tenllado
It has been hypothesized that plants can get beneficial trade-offs from viral infections when grown under drought conditions. However, experimental support for a positive correlation between virus-induced drought tolerance and increased host fitness is scarce. We investigated whether increased virulence exhibited by the synergistic interaction involving Potato virus X (PVX) and Plum pox virus (PPV) improves tolerance to drought and host fitness in Nicotiana benthamiana and Arabidopsis thaliana. Infection by the pair PPV/PVX and by PPV expressing the virulence protein P25 of PVX conferred an enhanced drought-tolerant phenotype compared to single infections with either PPV or PVX...
July 18, 2017: Plant, Cell & Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718511/genome-wide-identification-of-genes-involved-in-the-potato-response-to-drought-indicates-functional-evolutionary-conservation-with-arabidopsis-plants
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M Pieczynski, A Wyrzykowska, K Milanowska, D Boguszewska-Mankowska, B Zagdanska, W Karlowski, A Jarmolowski, Z Szweykowska-Kulinska
Potato is one of the four most important food crop plants worldwide and is strongly affected by drought. The following two pairs of potato cultivars, which are related in ancestry but show different drought tolerances, were chosen for comparative gene expression studies: Gwiazda/Oberon and Tajfun/Owacja. Comparative RNA-seq analyses of gene expression differences in the transcriptomes obtained from drought-tolerant versus drought-sensitive plants during water shortage conditions were performed. The twenty-three top-ranking genes were selected, 22 of which are described here as novel potato drought-responsive genes...
July 17, 2017: Plant Biotechnology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713412/the-emerging-oilseed-crop-sesamum-indicum-enters-the-omics-era
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REVIEW
Komivi Dossa, Diaga Diouf, Linhai Wang, Xin Wei, Yanxin Zhang, Mareme Niang, Daniel Fonceka, Jingyin Yu, Marie A Mmadi, Louis W Yehouessi, Boshou Liao, Xiurong Zhang, Ndiaga Cisse
Sesame (Sesamum indicum L.) is one of the oldest oilseed crops widely grown in Africa and Asia for its high-quality nutritional seeds. It is well adapted to harsh environments and constitutes an alternative cash crop for smallholders in developing countries. Despite its economic and nutritional importance, sesame is considered as an orphan crop because it has received very little attention from science. As a consequence, it lags behind the other major oil crops as far as genetic improvement is concerned. In recent years, the scenario has considerably changed with the decoding of the sesame nuclear genome leading to the development of various genomic resources including molecular markers, comprehensive genetic maps, high-quality transcriptome assemblies, web-based functional databases and diverse daft genome sequences...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713401/genome-wide-association-study-reveals-natural-variations-contributing-to-drought-resistance-in-crops
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Hongwei Wang, Feng Qin
Crops are often cultivated in regions where they will face environmental adversities; resulting in substantial yield loss which can ultimately lead to food and societal problems. Thus, significant efforts have been made to breed stress tolerant cultivars in an attempt to minimize these problems and to produce more stability with respect to crop yields across broad geographies. Since stress tolerance is a complex and multi-genic trait, advancements with classical breeding approaches have been challenging. On the other hand, molecular breeding, which is based on transgenics, marker-assisted selection and genome editing technologies; holds great promise to enable farmers to better cope with these challenges...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713394/a-novel-nac-transcription-factor-pbenac1-of-pyrus-betulifolia-confers-cold-and-drought-tolerance-via-interacting-with-pbedrebs-and-activating-the-expression-of-stress-responsive-genes
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Cong Jin, Kong-Qing Li, Xiao-Yong Xu, Hu-Ping Zhang, Hui-Xian Chen, Yu-Hong Chen, Jing Hao, Yang Wang, Xiao-San Huang, Shao-Ling Zhang
NAC (NAM, ATAF, and CUC) transcription factors are important regulator in abiotic stress and plant development. However, knowledge concerning the functions of plant NAC TFs functioning in stress tolerance and the underlying molecular basis are still limited. In this study, we report functional characterization of the NAC TF, PbeNAC1, isolated from Pyrus betulifolia. PbeNAC1 were greatly induced by cold and drought, while salt stress had little effect on expression. PbeNAC1 was localized in the nuclei showed transactivation activity...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712499/use-of-crispr-cas9-for-crop-improvement-in-maize-and-soybean
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Doane Chilcoat, Zhan-Bin Liu, Jeffry Sander
CRISPR/Cas enables precise improvement of commercially relevant crop species by transgenic and nontransgenic methodologies. We have used CRISPR/Cas with or without DNA repair template in both corn and soybean for a range of applications including enhancing drought tolerance, improving seed oil composition, and endowing herbicide tolerance. Importantly, by pairing CRISPR/Cas technology with recent advances in plant tissue culture, these changes can be introduced directly into commercially relevant genotypes...
2017: Progress in Molecular Biology and Translational Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711787/seed-priming-and-transgenerational-drought-memory-improves-tolerance-against-salt-stress-in-bread-wheat
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Tahira Tabassum, Muhammad Farooq, Riaz Ahmad, Ali Zohaib, Abdul Wahid
This study was conducted to evaluate the potential of seed priming following terminal drought on tolerance against salt stress in bread wheat. Drought was imposed in field sown wheat at reproductive stage (BBCH growth stage 49) and was maintained till physiological maturity (BBCH growth stage 83). Seeds of bread wheat, collected from crop raised under terminal drought and/or well-watered conditions, were subjected to hydropriming and osmopriming (with 1.5% CaCl2) and were sown in soil-filled pots. After stand establishment, salt stress treatments viz...
July 8, 2017: Plant Physiology and Biochemistry: PPB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711666/micrornas-associated-with-drought-response-in-the-pulse-crop-common-bean-phaseolus-vulgaris-l
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Jing Wu, Lanfen Wang, Shumin Wang
Drought stress significantly reduces common bean yields. Recently, some drought-related miRNAs were found in various plants. However, reports of miRNAs involved in drought stress in common bean are limited. Here, we obtained four sRNA samples from drought-tolerant and -sensitive cultivars of common bean that experienced with or without drought treatment. A total of 49 novel miRNAs and 120 known miRNAs were detected. Under drought treatment, 9 and 7 known miRNAs were down and up-regulated, respectively, and 5 and 3 of the novel miRNAs were increased and decreased, respectively...
July 12, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710562/significant-and-unique-changes-in-phosphorylation-levels-of-four-phosphoproteins-in-two-apple-rootstock-genotypes-under-drought-stress
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Jing Ren, Juan Mao, Cunwu Zuo, Alejandro Calderón-Urrea, Mohammed Mujitaba Dawuda, Xin Zhao, Xinwen Li, Baihong Chen
Drought stress is a major problem around the world and there is still little molecular mechanism about how fruit crops deal with moderate drought stress. Here, the physiological and phosphoproteomic responses of drought-sensitive genotype (M26) and drought-tolerant genotype (MBB) under moderate drought stress were investigated. Our results of the physiology analysis indicated that the MBB genotype could produce more osmosis-regulating substances. Furthermore, phosphoproteins from leaves of both genotypes under moderate drought stress were analyzed using the isobaric tags for relative and absolute quantification technology...
July 14, 2017: Molecular Genetics and Genomics: MGG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706529/bacillus-licheniformis-sa03-confers-increased-saline-alkaline-tolerance-in-chrysanthemum-plants-by-induction-of-abscisic-acid-accumulation
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Cheng Zhou, Lin Zhu, Yue Xie, Feiyue Li, Xin Xiao, Zhongyou Ma, Jianfei Wang
Soil saline-alkalization is a major abiotic stress that leads to low iron (Fe) availability and high toxicity of sodium ions (Na(+)) for plants. It has recently been shown that plant growth promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR) can enhance the ability of plants to tolerate multiple abiotic stresses such as drought, salinity, and nutrient deficiency. However, the possible involvement of PGPR in improving saline-alkaline tolerance of plants and the underlying mechanisms remain largely unknown. In this study, we investigated the effects of Bacillus licheniformis (strain SA03) on the growth of Chrysanthemum plants under saline-alkaline conditions...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706524/evaluation-of-wild-lentil-species-as-genetic-resources-to-improve-drought-tolerance-in-cultivated-lentil
#20
Linda Y Gorim, Albert Vandenberg
Increasingly unpredictable annual rainfall amounts and distribution patterns have far reaching implications for pulse crop biology. Seedling and whole plant survival will be affected given that water is a key factor in plant photosynthesis and also influences the evolving disease spectrum that affects crops. The wild relatives of cultivated lentil are native to drought prone areas, making them good candidates for the evaluation of drought tolerance traits. We evaluated root and shoot traits of genotypes of cultivated lentil and five wild species grown under two water deficit regimes as well as fully watered conditions over a 13 week period indoors...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
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