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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805486/cop1-integrates-light-signals-to-rop2-for-cell-cycle-activation
#1
Wenguo Cai, Xiaojuan Li, Yanlin Liu, Yaowei Wang, Yue Zhou, Tongda Xu, Yan Xiong
The exquisite regulation of cell division at the shoot apex according to the external environmental cues enables plants to adapt the ever-changing environment. We have recently shown that light direct signaling and carbohydrate (sugar) energy signaling are both essential for the activation of cell division at the shoot apex. Light is converted to auxin signal to activate small GTPase 2 (ROP2). Subsequently, the activated ROP2 directly interacts with Target of Rapamycin (TOR) protein kinase, a pivotal regulator of cell division, to promotes its kinase activity...
August 14, 2017: Plant Signaling & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802165/the-world-according-to-garp-transcription-factors
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REVIEW
Alaeddine Safi, Anna Medici, Wojciech Szponarski, Sandrine Ruffel, Benoît Lacombe, Gabriel Krouk
Plant specific GARP transcription factor family (made of ARR-B and G2-like) contains genes with very diverse in planta functions: nutrient sensing, root and shoot development, floral transition, chloroplast development, circadian clock oscillation maintenance, hormonal transport and signaling. In this work we review: first, their structural but distant relationships with MYB transcription factors, second, their role in planta, third, the diversity of their Cis-regulatory elements, fourth, their potential protein partners...
August 10, 2017: Current Opinion in Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798499/comparative-assessment-of-response-to-cadmium-in-heavy-metal-tolerant-shrubs-cultured-in-vitro
#3
A Wiszniewska, E Hanus-Fajerska, E Muszyńska, S Smoleń
Two species of Pb-adapted shrubs, Alyssum montanum and Daphne jasminea, were evaluated in vitro for their tolerance to elevated concentrations of cadmium. Shoot cultures were treated with 0.5, 2.5, and 5.0 μM CdCl2 for 16 weeks and analyzed for their organogenic response, biomass accretion, pigment content, and macronutrient status. Cadmium accumulation and its root-to-shoot translocation were also determined. In both species, rooted microplantlets, suitable for acclimatization, were obtained in the presence of Cd applied as selection agent...
2017: Water, Air, and Soil Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792960/response-of-posidonia-oceanica-seagrass-and-its-epibiont-communities-to-ocean-acidification
#4
Katja Guilini, Miriam Weber, Dirk de Beer, Matthias Schneider, Massimiliano Molari, Christian Lott, Wanda Bodnar, Thibaud Mascart, Marleen De Troch, Ann Vanreusel
The unprecedented rate of CO2 increase in our atmosphere and subsequent ocean acidification (OA) threatens coastal ecosystems. To forecast the functioning of coastal seagrass ecosystems in acidified oceans, more knowledge on the long-term adaptive capacities of seagrass species and their epibionts is needed. Therefore we studied morphological characteristics of Posidonia oceanica and the structure of its epibiont communities at a Mediterranean volcanic CO2 vent off Panarea Island (Italy) and performed a laboratory experiment to test the effect of OA on P...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28769943/a-benzimidazole-proton-pump-inhibitor-increases-growth-and-tolerance-to-salt-stress-in-tomato
#5
Michael J Van Oosten, Silvia Silletti, Gianpiero Guida, Valerio Cirillo, Emilio Di Stasio, Petronia Carillo, Pasqualina Woodrow, Albino Maggio, Giampaolo Raimondi
Pre-treatment of tomato plants with micromolar concentrations of omeprazole (OP), a benzimidazole proton pump inhibitor in mammalian systems, improves plant growth in terms of fresh weight of shoot and roots by 49 and 55% and dry weight by 54 and 105% under salt stress conditions (200 mM NaCl), respectively. Assessment of gas exchange, ion distribution, and gene expression profile in different organs strongly indicates that OP interferes with key components of the stress adaptation machinery, including hormonal control of root development (improving length and branching), protection of the photosynthetic system (improving quantum yield of photosystem II) and regulation of ion homeostasis (improving the K(+):Na(+) ratio in leaves and roots)...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737742/systemic-transport-of-trans-zeatin-and-its-precursor-have-differing-roles-in-arabidopsis-shoots
#6
Asami Osugi, Mikiko Kojima, Yumiko Takebayashi, Nanae Ueda, Takatoshi Kiba, Hitoshi Sakakibara
Organ-to-organ signal transmission is essential for higher organisms to ensure coordinated biological reactions during metabolism and morphogenesis. Similar to organs in animals, plant organs communicate by various signalling molecules. Among them, cytokinins, a class of phytohormones, play a key role as root-to-shoot long-distance signals, regulating various growth and developmental processes in shoots(1,2). Previous studies have proposed that trans-zeatin-riboside, a type of cytokinin precursor, is a major long-distance signalling form in xylem vessels and its action depends on metabolic conversion via the LONELY GUY enzyme in proximity to the site of action(3-5)...
July 24, 2017: Nature Plants
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733885/a-simple-and-rapid-in-vitro-test-for-large-scale-screening-of-fungal-endophytes-from-drought-adapted-australian-wild-plants-for-conferring-water-deprivation-tolerance-and-growth-promotion-in-nicotiana-benthamiana-seedlings
#7
Khondoker M G Dastogeer, Hua Li, Krishnapillai Sivasithamparam, Michael G K Jones, Stephen J Wylie
Some fungal endophytes confer novel phenotypes and enhance existing ones in plants, including tolerance to water deprivation stress. A range of fungal endophytes was isolated from wild Nicotiana plants growing in arid parts of northern Australia. These were screened for ability to enhance water deprivation stress tolerance by inoculating seedlings of the model plant N. benthamiana in two in vitro tests. Sixty-eight endophyte isolates were co-cultivated with N. benthamiana seedlings on either damp filter paper or on agar medium before being subjected to water deprivation...
July 21, 2017: Archives of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733104/comparative-shoot-proteome-analysis-of-two-potato-solanum-tuberosum-l-genotypes-contrasting-in-nitrogen-deficiency-responses-in-vitro
#8
Philipp Meise, Anna Maria Jozefowicz, Ralf Uptmoor, Hans-Peter Mock, Frank Ordon, Annegret Schum
Aiming at a better understanding of the physiological and biochemical background of nitrogen use efficiency, alterations in the shoot proteome under N-deficiency were investigated in two contrasting potato genotypes grown in vitro with 60 and 7.5mM N, respectively. A gel based proteomic approach was applied to identify candidate proteins associated with genotype specific responses to N-deficiency. 21% of the detected proteins differed in abundance between the two genotypes. Between control and N-deficiency conditions 19...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713405/vegetable-grafting-as-a-tool-to-improve-drought-resistance-and-water-use-efficiency
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REVIEW
Pradeep Kumar, Youssef Rouphael, Mariateresa Cardarelli, Giuseppe Colla
Drought is one of the most prevalent limiting factors causing considerable losses in crop productivity, inflicting economic as well as nutritional insecurity. One of the greatest challenges faced by the scientific community in the next few years is to minimize the yield losses caused by drought. Drought resistance is a complex quantitative trait controlled by many genes. Thus, introgression of drought resistance traits into high yielding genotypes has been a challenge to plant breeders. Vegetable grafting using rootstocks has emerged as a rapid tool in tailoring plants to better adapt to suboptimal growing conditions...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712076/nickel-stressed-responses-of-rice-in-ni-subcellular-distribution-antioxidant-production-and-osmolyte-accumulation
#10
Muhammad Rizwan, Muhammad Imtiaz, Zhihua Dai, Sajid Mehmood, Muhammad Adeel, Jinchang Liu, Shuxin Tu
Nickel has been found a key pollutant in farmlands of central and south China, and understanding of Ni toxicity in rice is of great significance in safety production of rice and remediation of Ni polluted paddy soils. The present study aimed to investigate the uptake and subcellular distribution of Ni, antioxidant production, and osmolyte accumulation of rice (Oryza sativa L., cv. yangliangyou 6) plants exposed to excessive Ni concentrations to gain an insight into Ni-induced phytotoxicity. Results revealed that exposure of rice seedlings to high Ni concentrations resulted a decline in root and shoot lengths and fresh weight (FW) and dry weight (DW) of rice plants, which are in connection with the depletion of the contents of photosynthetic pigments...
July 15, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708264/redox-regulation-at-the-site-of-primary-growth-auxin-cytokinin-and-ros-crosstalk
#11
REVIEW
Vanesa B Tognetti, Agnieszka Bielach, Mónika Hrtyan
To maintain the activity of meristems is an absolute requirement for plant growth and development, and the role of the plant hormones auxin and cytokinin in apical meristem function is well established. Only little attention has been given, however, to the function of the reactive oxygen species (ROS) gradient along meristematic tissues and its interplay with hormonal regulatory networks. The interdependency between auxin-, cytokinin-, and ROS-related circuits controls primary growth and development while modulating plant morphology in response to detrimental environmental factors...
July 14, 2017: Plant, Cell & Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694816/physiological-and-transcriptional-changes-of-three-citrus-rootstock-seedlings-under-iron-deficiency
#12
Lina Fu, Qingqing Zhu, Yinya Sun, Wei Du, Zhiyong Pan, Shu'ang Peng
Iron is an essential micronutrient for plants, and plants have evolved adaptive mechanisms to improve iron acquisition from soils. Grafting on iron deficiency-tolerant rootstock is an effective strategy to prevent iron deficiency-chlorosis in fruit-tree crops. To determine the mechanisms underlying iron uptake in iron deficiency, two iron deficiency-tolerant citrus rootstocks, Zhique (ZQ) and Xiangcheng (XC), as well as iron deficiency-sensitive rootstock trifoliate orange (TO) seedlings were studied. Plants were grown in hydroponics system for 100 days, having 50 μM iron (control) and 0 μM iron (iron deficiency) nutrient solution...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678208/variation-in-yield-responses-to-elevated-co%C3%A2-and-a-brief-high-temperature-treatment-in-quinoa
#13
James A Bunce
Intraspecific variation in crop responses to global climate change conditions would provide opportunities to adapt crops to future climates. These experiments explored intraspecific variation in response to elevated CO₂ and to high temperature during anthesis in Chenopodium quinoa Wild. Three cultivars of quinoa were grown to maturity at 400 ("ambient") and 600 ("elevated") μmol·mol(-1) CO₂ concentrations at 20/14 °C day/night ("control") temperatures, with or without exposure to day/night temperatures of 35/29 °C ("high" temperatures) for seven days during anthesis...
July 5, 2017: Plants (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670755/production-of-low-cs-rice-plants-by-inactivation-of-the-k-transporter-oshak1-with-the-crispr-cas-system
#14
Manuel Nieves-Cordones, Sonia Mohamed, Keitaro Tanoi, Natsuko I Kobayashi, Keiko Takagi, Aurore Vernet, Emmanuel Guiderdoni, Christophe Périn, Hervé Sentenac, Anne-Aliénor Véry
Occurrence of radiocesium in food has raised sharp health concerns after nuclear accidents. Despite being present at low concentrations in contaminated soils (below μM), cesium (Cs(+) ) can be taken up by crops and transported to their edible parts. Such a plant capacity to take up Cs(+) from low concentrations has notably affected the production of rice (Oryza sativa L.) in Japan after the nuclear accident at Fukushima in 2011. Several strategies have been put into practice to reduce Cs(+) content in this crop species, such as contaminated soil removal or adaptation of agricultural practices, including dedicated fertilizer management, with limited impact or pernicious side effects...
July 3, 2017: Plant Journal: for Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28656685/impacts-of-lung-and-tumor-volumes-on-lung-dosimetry-for-nonsmall-cell-lung-cancer
#15
Weijie Lei, Jing Jia, Ruifen Cao, Jing Song, Liqin Hu
The purpose of this study was to determine the impacts of lung and tumor volumes on normal lung dosimetry in three-dimensional conformal radiotherapy (3DCRT), step-and-shoot intensity-modulated radiotherapy (ssIMRT), and single full-arc volumetric-modulated arc therapy (VMAT) in treatment of nonsmall cell lung cancers (NSCLC). All plans were designed to deliver a total dose of 66 Gy in 33 fractions to PTV for the 32 NSCLC patients with various total (bilateral) lung volumes, planning target volumes (PTVs), and PTV locations...
June 28, 2017: Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653222/anatomical-responses-of-leaf-and-stem-of-arabidopsis-thaliana-to-nitrogen-and-phosphorus-addition
#16
Qiong Cai, Chengjun Ji, Zhengbing Yan, Xingxing Jiang, Jingyun Fang
Nitrogen (N) and phosphorus (P) availabilities play crucial roles in plant morphogenesis and physiological processes, but how plant anatomical traits respond to the N and P supply is not well elucidated. We evaluated the effects of N and P supply on multiple leaf and stem anatomical traits of Arabidopsis thaliana. The addition of N increased the stem diameter, cortex thickness, rosette radius, midrib thickness, and size of leaf and stem vasculature significantly. Abaxial stomatal length (LSL) increased while adaxial epidermal cell density decreased significantly with increasing N supply...
June 26, 2017: Journal of Plant Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649360/competitive-success-of-southern-populations-of-betula-pendula-and-sorbus-aucuparia-under-simulated-southern-climate-experiment-in-the-subarctic
#17
Kari Taulavuori, Erja Taulavuori, Karita Saravesi, Tanja Jylänki, Aila Kainulainen, Jonna Pajala, Annamari Markkola, Otso Suominen, Kari Saikkonen
Global warming has been commonly accepted to facilitate species' range shifts across latitudes. Cross-latitudinal transplantations support this; many tree species can well adapt to new geographical areas. However, these studies fail to capture species' adaptations to new light environment because the experiments were not designed to explicitly separate species' responses to light and temperature. Here we tested reaction norms of tree seedlings in reciprocal transplantations 1,000 km apart from each other at two latitudes (60°N and 69°N)...
June 2017: Ecology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642763/rootstock-sub-optimal-temperature-tolerance-determines-transcriptomic-responses-after-long-term-root-cooling-in-rootstocks-and-scions-of-grafted-tomato-plants
#18
Georgia Ntatsi, Dimitrios Savvas, Vassilis Papasotiropoulos, Anastasios Katsileros, Rita M Zrenner, Dirk K Hincha, Ellen Zuther, Dietmar Schwarz
Grafting of elite cultivars onto tolerant rootstocks is an advanced strategy to increase tomato tolerance to sub-optimal temperature. However, a detailed understanding of adaptive mechanisms to sub-optimal temperature in rootstocks and scions of grafting combinations on a physiological and molecular level is lacking. Here, the commercial cultivar Kommeet was grafted either onto 'Moneymaker' (sensitive) or onto the line accession LA 1777 of Solanum habrochaites (tolerant). Grafted plants were grown in NFT-system at either optimal (25°C) or sub-optimal (15°C) temperatures in the root environment with optimal air temperature (25°C) for 22 days...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633427/genotypic-variation-in-tolerance-to-drought-stress-is-highly-coordinated-with-hydraulic-conductivity-photosynthesis-interplay-and-aquaporin-expression-in-field-grown-mulberry-morus-spp
#19
Kanubothula Sitarami Reddy, Kalva Madhana Sekhar, Attipalli Ramachandra Reddy
Hydraulic conductivity quantifies the efficiency of a plant to transport water from root to shoot and is a major constriction on leaf gas exchange physiology. Mulberry (Morus spp.) is the most economically important crop for sericulture industry. In this study, we demonstrate a finely coordinated control of hydraulic dynamics on leaf gas exchange characteristics in 1-year-old field-grown mulberry genotypes (Selection-13 (S13); Kollegal Local (KL) and Kanva-2 (K2)) subjected to water stress by withholding water for 20 days and subsequent recovery for 7 days...
June 14, 2017: Tree Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624683/drought-responsive-micrornas-in-two-barley-cultivars-differing-in-their-level-of-sensitivity-to-drought-stress
#20
Ehsan Mohseni Fard, Behnam Bakhshi, Reza Keshavarznia, Nava Nikpay, Maryam Shahbazi, Ghasem Hosseini Salekdeh
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are known to be involved in the regulation of gene expression, including that of genes involved in the response to stress. Here, a comparison has been drawn between the miRNA profiles of a drought susceptible, 'Morocco 9-75', and a drought tolerant, 'Yousef', barley cultivars. Leaf water content, shoot dry matter and chlorophyll content decreased in 'Morocco 9-75' more considerably compared with 'Yousef' under drought stress. Furthermore, lower stomatal conductance and higher leaf temperature were observed in 'Morocco 9-75' compared with 'Yousef'...
June 7, 2017: Plant Physiology and Biochemistry: PPB
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