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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933329/the-effects-of-cadmium-exposure-on-cadmium-fractionation-and-enzyme-activities-in-the-rhizosphere-of-two-radish-cultivars-raphanus-sativus-l
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Juan Xin, Xiaohu Zhao, Qiling Tan, Xuecheng Sun, Xin Wen, Shiyu Qin, Chengxiao Hu
The effects of increasing Cd additions on plant growth and Cd fractionation and enzyme activities in rhizosphere soil of two radish cultivars were investigated. The results showed that Cd concentrations in shoot and root of cultivar 4 were both higher than for cultivar 19 under different Cd levels. Compared with cultivar 19, the total, shoot and root biomasses of cultivar 4 were significantly reduced with increasing Cd levels. A decrease in soil pH was observed for cultivar 4. The exchangeable Cd concentration of soil from cultivar 4 was significantly higher than for soil from cultivar 19, while the carbonate-bound Cd concentration of soil from cultivar 4 was significantly lower than for cultivar 19...
December 8, 2016: Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933261/efficient-regeneration-system-from-rye-leaf-base-segments
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Kamil Haliloglu, Murat Aydin
Rye is second only to wheat among grains most widely used in the making of bread and is also a very important gene resource for breeding and improvement of wheat and other cereal crops owing to tolerance to abiotic stress factors such as low temperatures, drought and poor soil conditions. However, application of biotechnologies has been limited in rye breeding since it is one of the most recalcitrant species in tissue culture. A simple and fast regeneration system from leaf-base segment explant of rye was developed in this study...
2016: SpringerPlus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933086/genotypic-differences-in-phosphorus-efficiency-and-the-performance-of-physiological-characteristics-in-response-to-low-phosphorus-stress-of-soybean-in-southwest-of-china
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Tao Zhou, Yongli Du, Shoaib Ahmed, Ting Liu, Menglu Ren, Weiguo Liu, Wenyu Yang
Southwest of China is one of the major soybean (Glycine max L.) production regions in China with low availability of soil phosphorus (P). Whereas little information is available on P-efficient soybean genotypes in this region, even though using P-efficient soybean genotypes is a sustainable P management strategy for enhancing yield and P use efficiency. To assess the genetic variation on P use efficiency, 274 soybean genotypes were employed to compare the yields and P acquisition potentials in the field. Additionally, 10 representational genotypes (5 P-efficient genotypes and 5 P-inefficient genotypes) were grown in hydroponic media containing low P treatment (0...
2016: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933008/healthcare-needs-experiences-and-satisfaction-after-terrorism-a-longitudinal-study-of-survivors-from-the-ut%C3%A3-ya-attack
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Lise E Stene, Tore Wentzel-Larsen, Grete Dyb
Background: Public health outreach programs have been developed in order to ensure that needs are met after disasters. However, little is known about survivors' experiences with post-terror healthcare. In the present study, our objectives were to (1) describe survivors' experiences with post-terror healthcare, (2) identify factors associated with reports of unmet healthcare needs, and (3) examine the relationship between socio-demographic characteristics, healthcare experiences and satisfaction. Methods: Our study comprised three waves of semi-structured interviews with 261/490 (53%) survivors of the Utøya mass shooting...
2016: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931714/host-plant-growth-promotion-and-cadmium-detoxification-in-solanum-nigrum-mediated-by-endophytic-fungi
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Abdur Rahim Khan, Ihsan Ullah, Muhammad Waqas, Gun-Seok Park, Abdul Latif Khan, Sung-Jun Hong, Rehman Ullah, Byung Kwon Jung, Chang Eon Park, Shafiq Ur-Rehman, In-Jung Lee, Jae-Ho Shin
Current investigation conducted to evaluate the associated fungal endophyte interactions of a Cd hyper-accumulator Solanum nigrum Korean ecotype under varying concentrations of Cd. Two indole-3-acetic acid (IAA) producing fungal strains, RSF-4L and RSF-6L, isolated from the leaves of S. nigrum, were initially screened for Cd tolerance and accumulation potential. In terms of dry biomass production, the strain RSF-6L showed higher tolerance and accumulation capacity for Cd toxicity in comparison to RSF-4L. Therefore, RSF-6L was applied in vivo to S...
February 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931185/characterization-of-the-cytokinin-responsive-transcriptome-in-rice
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Tracy Raines, Ivory C Blakley, Yu-Chang Tsai, Jennifer M Worthen, José Manuel Franco-Zorrilla, Roberto Solano, G Eric Schaller, Ann E Loraine, Joseph J Kieber
BACKGROUND: Cytokinin activates transcriptional cascades important for development and the responses to biotic and abiotic stresses. Most of what is known regarding cytokinin-regulated gene expression comes from studies of the dicotyledonous plant Arabidopsis thaliana. To expand the understanding of the cytokinin-regulated transcriptome, we employed RNA-Seq to analyze gene expression in response to cytokinin in roots and shoots of the monocotyledonous plant rice. RESULTS: We identified over 4,600 and approximately 2,400 genes differentially expressed in response to cytokinin in roots and shoots respectively...
December 8, 2016: BMC Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930326/cell-size-and-growth-regulation-in-the-arabidopsis-thaliana-apical-stem-cell-niche
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Lisa Willis, Yassin Refahi, Raymond Wightman, Benoit Landrein, José Teles, Kerwyn Casey Huang, Elliot M Meyerowitz, Henrik Jönsson
Cell size and growth kinetics are fundamental cellular properties with important physiological implications. Classical studies on yeast, and recently on bacteria, have identified rules for cell size regulation in single cells, but in the more complex environment of multicellular tissues, data have been lacking. In this study, to characterize cell size and growth regulation in a multicellular context, we developed a 4D imaging pipeline and applied it to track and quantify epidermal cells over 3-4 d in Arabidopsis thaliana shoot apical meristems...
December 5, 2016: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27929310/network-analysis-of-ptsd-symptoms-following-mass-violence
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Connor P Sullivan, Andrew J Smith, Michael Lewis, Russell T Jones
OBJECTIVE: Network analysis is a useful tool for understanding how symptoms interact with one another to influence psychopathology. However, this analytic strategy has not been fully utilized in the PTSD field. The current study utilized network analysis to examine connectedness and strength among PTSD symptoms (employing both partial correlation and regression network analyses) among a community sample of students exposed to the 2007 Virginia Tech shootings. METHOD: Respondents (N = 4,639) completed online surveys 3-4 months postshootings, with PTSD symptom severity measured via the Trauma Symptom Questionnaire...
December 8, 2016: Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928690/from-shoot-to-leaf-step-wise-shifts-in-meristem-and-knox1-activity-correlate-with-the-evolution-of-a-unifoliate-body-plan-in-gesneriaceae
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Kanae Nishii, Bing-Hong Huang, Chun-Neng Wang, Michael Möller
Typical dicots possess equal-sized cotyledons and leaf-bearing shoots topped with a shoot apical meristem (SAM), the source of lateral organs, and where KNOX1 homeobox genes act as key regulators. New World Gesneriaceae show typical cotyledons, whereas Old World Gesneriaceae show anisocotyly, the unequal post-germination growth of cotyledons, and include unifoliate (one-leaf) plants. One-leaf plants show an extremely reduced body plan: the adult above-ground photosynthetic tissue consisting of a single cotyledon, a macrocotyledon enlarged by the basal meristem (BM), but lacking a SAM...
December 8, 2016: Development Genes and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927690/impact-of-gun-law-reforms-on-rates-of-homicide-suicide-and-mass-shootings-in-australia
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Penelope Brown
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December 7, 2016: Evidence-based Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925005/seed-desiccation-tolerance-and-cryopreservation-of-philippine-calamansi-x-citrofortunella-microcarpa-bunge-wijnands
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O L Damasco, L C Refuerzo
BACKGROUND: The traditional on farm conservation of Calamansi [x Citrofortunella microcarpa (Bunge) Wijnands], an important indigenous Citrus species in the Philippines, is now being threatened by shifting agricultural crop production, climate change, and increasing biotic and abiotic stresses. OBJECTIVE: The study aimed to characterize the desiccation and cryopreservation tolerance of seeds as the basis for complementary long term ex situ conservation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Intact seeds were desiccated in an airtight container filled with activated silica gel for 0-96 h...
July 2016: Cryo Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924998/optimization-of-water-content-for-the-cryopreservation-of-allium-sativum-in-vitro-cultures-by-encapsulation-dehydration
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P T Lynch, G R Souch, J Zamecnik, K Harding
BACKGROUND: There is a general requirement to determine and correlate water content to viability for the standardization of conservation protocols to facilitate effective cryostorage of plant germplasm. OBJECTIVE: This study examined water content as a critical factor to optimize the cryostorage of Allium sativum. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Stem discs were excised from post-harvest, stored bulbs prior to cryopreservation by encapsulation-dehydration and water content was determined gravimetrically...
September 2016: Cryo Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924133/optimization-of-in-vitro-and-ex-vitro-regeneration-and-micromorphological-studies-in-basella-alba-l
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Mahipal S Shekhawat, M Manokari
The optimum concentrations of the plant hormones for in vitro regeneration and subsequent effect of auxins on rooting (in vitro and ex vitro) of shoots of Basella alba L. have been investigated in present study. Nodal shoot segments were used as explants to initiate the cultures. The bud breaking from explants was observed within 1 week of incubation on agar gelled Murashige and Skoog's (MS) medium. Multiple axillary shoots (7.30 ± 0.56 shoots per explant) were induced on MS medium supplemented with 2.0 mg/L 6-benzylaminopurine (BAP)...
October 2016: Physiology and Molecular Biology of Plants: An International Journal of Functional Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924132/efficient-in-vitro-propagation-of-artemisia-nilagirica-var-nilagirica-indian-wormwood-and-assessment-of-genetic-fidelity-of-micropropagated-plants
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Smita Shinde, Joseph Kadanthottu Sebastian, Jyothi Ramesh Jain, Manohar Shirugumbi Hanamanthagouda, Hosakatte Niranjana Murthy
A reliable protocol has been established for in vitro propagation of Artemisia nilagirica var. nilagirica (Indian wormwood), a valuable medicinal plant from India. A highly proliferating organogenic callus was obtained on Murashige and Skoog (MS) medium supplemented with 2.5 µM IAA when nodal explants were cultured on MS medium supplemented with various growth regulators. Further, highest regeneration frequency (83.3 %) of adventitious shoots was observed, when the callus was sub-cultured on MS medium supplemented with 6-benzylaminopurine (BAP; 2...
October 2016: Physiology and Molecular Biology of Plants: An International Journal of Functional Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924131/optimizing-micropropagation-of-drought-resistant-pyrus-boissieriana-buhse
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Maryam Zakavi, Hossein Askari, Neda Irvani
The present study concentrated on introducing a micropropagation protocol for a drought resistant genotype from Pyrus boissieriana, which is the second most naturally widespread pear species in Iran with proper physiological and medicinal properties. Proliferating microshoot cultures were obtained by placing nodal segments on MS medium supplemented with BAP and IBA or NAA. The highest number of shoots (27 shoots per explant) were obtained with 1.5 mg l(-1) BAP and 0.05 mg l(-1) IBA, but this combination did not produce shoots of desirable length (>1...
October 2016: Physiology and Molecular Biology of Plants: An International Journal of Functional Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924124/arsenic-stress-affects-the-expression-profile-of-genes-of-14-3-3-proteins-in-the-shoot-of-mycorrhiza-colonized-rice
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Varsha Pathare, Sudhakar Srivastava, Balasaheb V Sonawane, Penna Suprasanna
The intimate association between the arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi and host plants helps the latter in phosphate acquisition in exchange of carbohydrates and in enhanced stress tolerance. Similarly, the ubiquitous 14-3-3 protein family is known to be a major regulator of plant metabolism and stress responses. However, the involvement of mycorrhiza and plant 14-3-3 proteins interaction in plant response to environmental stimuli, such as arsenic (As) stress, is yet unknown. In this study, we analysed the impact of the As stress on the expression profile of 14-3-3 genes in the shoot of mycorrhiza colonized rice (Oryza sativa) plants...
October 2016: Physiology and Molecular Biology of Plants: An International Journal of Functional Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924119/differential-accumulation-of-cadmium-in-near-isogenic-lines-of-durum-wheat-no-role-for-phytochelatins
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Sheila M Macfie, Shirin Bahrami, Brian D McGarvey
Certain cultivars of some crops, including durum wheat (Triticum durum Desf.), have a propensity to accumulate cadmium in the grain. In the 1980s, a Canadian wheat breeding program generated five pairs of near-isogenic lines of durum wheat that vary in cadmium-accumulation. Within each pair, one member accumulates twofold to threefold higher concentrations of cadmium in the shoot and grain. However, the physiological explanation for the high-low phenotype is unknown. We studied correlations between concentrations of cadmium and non-protein thiols, including phytochelatins, in these five pairs of near-isogenic lines to test the hypothesis that differential retention of cadmium-binding complexes in the root would explain the phenotype...
October 2016: Physiology and Molecular Biology of Plants: An International Journal of Functional Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923800/school-shootings-during-2013-2015-in-the-usa
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Bindu Kalesan, Kinan Lagast, Marcos Villarreal, Elizabeth Pino, Jeffrey Fagan, Sandro Galea
BACKGROUND: Data on the factors associated with school shootings in the USA are limited. The public conversation has often suggested several factors that may be linked to these events, however with little empirical support. Aiming to fill this gap, we describe the characteristics of school shooting incidents in the USA between 2013 and 2015 and explore whether four factors that represent domains of firearm policy, educational policy and epidemiological risk factors for intentional firearm injuries-background check (BC) policies, per capita mental health expenditures (MHE), K-12 education expenditure (KEE) and urbanicity-were associated with school shootings during this period...
December 6, 2016: Injury Prevention: Journal of the International Society for Child and Adolescent Injury Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923132/phyllotaxis-a-matthew-effect-in-auxin-action
#19
Dolf Weijers
Local auxin concentration maxima promote organ initiation in the plant shoot meristem, but how auxin peaks are formed has remained unclear. A new study proposes a cellular Matthew effect, where auxin is pumped into those cells that have higher concentrations.
December 5, 2016: Current Biology: CB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919923/clonality-increases-with-snow-depth-in-the-arctic-dwarf-shrub-empetrum-hermaphroditum
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Miriam J Bienau, R Lutz Eckstein, Annette Otte, Walter Durka
PREMISE OF THE STUDY: Vegetative reproduction and spread through clonal growth plays an important role in arctic-alpine ecosystems with short cool growing seasons. Local variation in winter snow accumulation leads to discrete habitat types that may provide divergent conditions for sexual and vegetative reproduction. Therefore, we studied variation in clonal structure of a dominant, evergreen, dwarf shrub (Empetrum nigrum s.l. with the two taxa E. nigrum L. s.s. and E. hermaphroditum Hagerup) along a snow cover gradient and compared clonal diversity and spatial genetic structure between habitats...
December 5, 2016: American Journal of Botany
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