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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926960/genetic-and-hormonal-regulation-of-chlorophyll-degradation-during-maturation-of-seeds-with-green-embryos
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Galina Smolikova, Elena Dolgikh, Maria Vikhnina, Andrej Frolov, Sergei Medvedev
The embryos of some angiosperms (usually referred to as chloroembryos) contain chlorophylls during the whole period of embryogenesis. Developing embryos have photochemically active chloroplasts and are able to produce assimilates, further converted in reserve biopolymers, whereas at the late steps of embryogenesis, seeds undergo dehydration, degradation of chlorophylls, transformation of chloroplast in storage plastids, and enter the dormancy period. However, in some seeds, the process of chlorophyll degradation remains incomplete...
September 16, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926242/structure-function-studies-of-artemisia-tridentata-farnesyl-diphosphate-synthase-and-chrysanthemyl-diphosphate-synthase-by-site-directed-mutagenesis-and-morphogenesis
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J Scott Lee, Jian-Jung Pan, Gurusankar Ramamoorthy, C Dale Poulter
The amino acid sequences of farnesyl diphosphate synthase (FPPase) and chrysanthemyl diphosphate synthase (CPPase) from Artemisia tridentata ssp. Spiciformis, minus their chloroplast targeting regions, are 71% identical and 90% similar. FPPase efficiently and selectively synthesizes the "regular" sesquiterpenoid farnesyl diphosphate (FPP) by coupling isopentenyl diphosphate (IPP) to dimethylallyl diphosphate (DMAPP) and then to geranyl diphosphate (GPP). In contrast, CPPase is an inefficient promiscuous enzyme, which synthesizes the "irregular" monoterpenes chrysanthemyl diphosphate (CPP), lavandulyl diphosphate (LPP), and trace quantities of maconelliyl diphosphate (MPP) from two molecules of DMAPP, in addition to coupling IPP to DMAPP...
September 19, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925932/chloroplast-genome-sequence-of-clusterbean-cyamopsis-tetragonoloba-l-genome-structure-and-comparative-analysis
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Tanvi Kaila, Pavan K Chaduvla, Hukam C Rawal, Swati Saxena, Anshika Tyagi, S V Amitha Mithra, Amolkumar U Solanke, Pritam Kalia, T R Sharma, N K Singh, Kishor Gaikwad
Clusterbean (Cyamopsis tetragonoloba L.), also known as guar, belongs to the family Leguminosae, and is an annual herbaceous legume. Guar is the main source of galactomannan for gas mining industries. In the present study, the draft chloroplast genome of clusterbean was generated and compared to some of the previously reported legume chloroplast genomes. The chloroplast genome of clusterbean is 152,530 bp in length, with a quadripartite structure consisting of large single copy (LSC) and small single copy (SSC) of 83,025 bp and 17,879 bp in size, respectively, and a pair of inverted repeats (IRs) of 25,790 bp in size...
September 19, 2017: Genes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922794/genome-wide-variation-patterns-uncover-the-origin-and-selection-in-cultivated-ginseng-panax-ginseng-meyer
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Ming-Rui Li, Feng-Xue Shi, Ya-Ling Li, Peng Jiang, Lili Jiao, Bao Liu, Lin-Feng Li
Chinese ginseng (Panax ginseng Meyer) is a medicinally important herb and plays crucial roles in traditional Chinese medicine. Pharmacological analyses identified diverse bioactive components from Chinese ginseng. However, basic biological attributes including domestication and selection of the ginseng plant remain under-investigated. Here, we presented a genome-wide view of the domestication and selection of cultivated ginseng based on the whole genome data. A total of 8,660 protein-coding genes were selected for genome-wide scanning of the 30 wild and cultivated ginseng accessions...
September 1, 2017: Genome Biology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922753/effects-of-periodic-photoinhibitory-light-exposure-on-physiology-and-productivity-of-arabidopsis-plants-grown-under-low-light
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Yonglan Tian, Joanna Sacharz, Maxwell A Ware, Huayong Zhang, Alexander V Ruban
This work examined the long-term effects of periodic high light stress on photosynthesis, morphology, and productivity of low-light-acclimated Arabidopsis plants. Significant photoinhibition of Arabidopsis seedlings grown under low light (100 μmol photons m-2 s-1) was observed at the beginning of the high light treatment (three times a day for 30 min at 1800 μmol photons m-2 s-1). However, after 2 weeks of treatment, similar photosynthesis yields (Fv/Fm) to those of control plants were attained. The daily levels of photochemical quenching measured in the dark (qPd) indicated that the plants recovered from photoinhibition within several hours once transferred back to low light conditions, with complete recovery being achieved overnight...
July 10, 2017: Journal of Experimental Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919939/sequence-and-biochemical-analysis-of-arabidopsis-sp1-protein-a-regulator-of-organelle-biogenesis
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Ronghui Pan, Jianping Hu
Peroxisomes, chloroplasts, and mitochondria are essential eukaryotic organelles that host a suite of metabolic processes crucial to energy metabolism and development. Regulatory mechanisms of the dynamics and biogenesis of these important organelles have begun to be discovered in plants. We recently showed that, aside from its previously reported role in targeting chloroplast protein import proteins, the Arabidopsis ubiquitin E3 ligase SP1 (suppressor of ppi1 locus1) negatively regulates peroxisome matrix protein import by promoting the ubiquitination and destabilization of PEX13 and possibly PEX14 and other components of the peroxisome protein import apparatus...
2017: Communicative & Integrative Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916985/whole-plastid-transcriptomes-reveal-abundant-rna-editing-sites-and-differential-editing-status-in-phalaenopsis-aphrodite-subsp-formosana
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Ting-Chieh Chen, Yu-Chang Liu, Xuewen Wang, Chi-Hsuan Wu, Chih-Hao Huang, Ching-Chun Chang
BACKGROUND: RNA editing is a process of post-transcriptional level of gene regulation by nucleotide modification. Previously, the chloroplast DNA of Taiwan endemic moth orchid, P. aphrodite subsp. formosana was determined, and 44 RNA editing sites were identified from 24 plastid protein-coding transcripts of leaf tissue via RT-PCR and then conventional Sanger sequencing. However, the RNA editing status of whole-plastid transcripts in leaf and other distinct tissue types in moth orchids has not been addressed...
September 16, 2017: Botanical Studies (Taipei, Taiwan)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916800/alternative-splicing-complexity-contributes-to-genetic-improvement-of-drought-resistance-in-the-rice-maintainer-huhan2b
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Haibin Wei, Qiaojun Lou, Kai Xu, Ming Yan, Hui Xia, Xiaosong Ma, Xinqiao Yu, Lijun Luo
Water-saving and drought-resistantce rice (WDR) breeding practices have greatly increased grain yield and drought resistance. To study the genetic basis of adaptation to drought, transcriptome sequences from the WDR maintainer line HuHan2B and the recurrent parent HanFengB were analyzed for alternative splicing (AS) complexity. Intron retention, the dominant AS type, accounted for 42% of the observed AS events. Differential expression analysis revealed transcripts were preferentially expressed in different varieties and conditions...
September 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916375/bacterial-community-in-ancient-permafrost-alluvium-at-the-mammoth-mountain-eastern-siberia
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Anatoli Brouchkov, Marsel Kabilov, Svetlana Filippova, Olga Baturina, Victor Rogov, Valery Galchenko, Andrey Mulyukin, Oksana Fursova, Gennady Pogorelko
Permanently frozen (approx. 3.5Ma) alluvial Neogene sediments exposed in the Aldan river valley at the Mammoth Mountain (Eastern Siberia) are unique, ancient, and poorly studied permafrost environments. So far, the structure of the indigenous bacterial community has remained unknown. Use of 16S metagenomic analysis with total DNA isolation using DNA Spin Kit for Soil (MO-Bio) and QIAamp DNA Stool Mini Kit (Qiagen) has revealed the major and minor bacterial lineages in the permafrost alluvium sediments. In sum, 61 Operational Taxonomic Units (OTUs) with 31,239 reads (Qiagen kit) and 15,404 reads (Mo-Bio kit) could be assigned to the known taxa...
September 12, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913573/genetic-analysis-of-japanese-and-american-specimens-of-scirpus-hattorianus-suggests-its-introduction-from-north-america
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Kohei Satoh, Kohtaroh Shutoh, Takahide Kurosawa, Eisuke Hayasaka, Shingo Kaneko
Scirpus hattorianus is a possible alien species in Japan, and a clarification of its unclear taxonomy is required to reveal its origin. It is not known whether the plants initially described from Japan represent the same species distributed in North America. To clarify the origin of the species, we attempted to sequence old specimens collected about 80 years ago using newly designed primer pairs specific for short sequences, including the variable sites. Chloroplast sequences of ndhF were compared among Japanese and North American S...
September 14, 2017: Journal of Plant Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912548/phylogenetic-implications-of-nuclear-rrna-igs-variation-in-stipa-l-poaceae
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Katarzyna Krawczyk, Marcin Nobis, Arkadiusz Nowak, Monika Szczecińska, Jakub Sawicki
The article takes up the problem of deficiency of molecular marker, which could illustrate molecular variability as well as phylogenetic relation within the genus of Stipa L. (Poaceae). Researches made so far hadn't delivered sufficient information about relationships between particular taxa from the genus of Stipa. In the present study, we analyzed variability and phylogenetic informativeness of nuclear ribosomal DNA in six species from the genus against five other species from Poaceae including a division of this region into functional elements and domains...
September 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912544/development-of-chloroplast-genome-resources-for-peanut-arachis-hypogaea-l-and-other-species-of-arachis
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Dongmei Yin, Yun Wang, Xingguo Zhang, Xingli Ma, Xiaoyan He, Jianhang Zhang
Peanut (Arachis hypogaea L.) is an important oilseed and cash crop worldwide. Wild Arachis spp. are potental sources of novel genes for the genetic improvement of cultivated peanut. Understanding the genetic relationships with cultivated peanut is important for the efficient use of wild species in breeding programmes. However, for this genus, only a few genetic resources have been explored so far. In this study, new chloroplast genomic resources have been developed for the genus Arachis based on whole chloroplast genomes from seven species that were sequenced using next-generation sequencing technologies...
September 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911667/dna-barcode-and-identification-of-the-varieties-and-provenances-of-taiwan-s-domestic-and-imported-made-teas-using-ribosomal-internal-transcribed-spacer-2-sequences
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Shih-Chieh Lee, Chia-Hsiang Wang, Cheng-En Yen, Chieh Chang
The major aim of made tea identification is to identify the variety and provenance of the tea plant. The present experiment used 113 tea plants [Camellia sinensis (L.) O. Kuntze] housed at the Tea Research and Extension Substation, from which 113 internal transcribed spacer 2 (ITS2) fragments, 104 trnL intron, and 98 trnL-trnF intergenic sequence region DNA sequences were successfully sequenced. The similarity of the ITS2 nucleotide sequences between tea plants housed at the Tea Research and Extension Substation was 0...
April 2017: Journal of Food and Drug Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911056/carbon-concentrating-mechanisms-in-seagrasses
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Anthony William D Larkum, Peter A Davey, John Kuo, Peter J Ralph, John A Raven
Seagrasses are unique angiosperms that carry out growth and reproduction submerged in seawater. They occur in at least three families of the Alismatales. All have chloroplasts mainly in the cells of the epidermis. Living in seawater, the supply of inorganic carbon (Ci) to the chloroplasts is diffusion limited, especially under unstirred conditions. Therefore, the supply of CO2 and bicarbonate across the diffusive boundary layer on the outer side of the epidermis is often a limiting factor. Here we discuss the evidence for mechanisms that enhance the uptake of Ci into the epidermal cells...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Experimental Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911055/pyrenoid-loss-in-chlamydomonas-reinhardtii-causes-limitations-in-co2-supply-but-not-thylakoid-operating-efficiency
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Oliver D Caspari, Moritz T Meyer, Dimitri Tolleter, Tyler M Wittkopp, Nik J Cunniffe, Tracy Lawson, Arthur R Grossman, Howard Griffiths
The pyrenoid of the unicellular green alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii is a microcompartment situated in the centre of the cup-shaped chloroplast, containing up to 90% of cellular Rubisco. Traversed by a network of dense, knotted thylakoid tubules, the pyrenoid has been proposed to influence thylakoid biogenesis and ultrastructure. Mutants that are unable to assemble a pyrenoid matrix, due to expressing a vascular plant version of the Rubisco small subunit, exhibit severe growth and photosynthetic defects and have an ineffective carbon-concentrating mechanism (CCM)...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Experimental Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911054/the-algal-pyrenoid-key-unanswered-questions
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Moritz T Meyer, Charles Whittaker, Howard Griffiths
The confinement of Rubisco in a chloroplast microcompartment, or pyrenoid, is a distinctive feature of most microalgae, and contributes to perhaps ~30 Pg of carbon fixed each year, yet our understanding of pyrenoid composition, regulation, and function remains fragmentary. Recently, significant progress in understanding the pyrenoid has arisen from studies using mutant lines, mass spectrometric analysis of isolated pyrenoids, and advanced ultrastructural imaging of the microcompartment in the model alga Chlamydomonas...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Experimental Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911018/wilted-cucumber-plants-infected-by-fusarium-oxysporum-f-sp-cucumerinum-do-not-suffer-from-water-shortage
#17
Yuming Sun, Min Wang, Yingrui Li, Zechen Gu, Ning Ling, Qirong Shen, Shiwei Guo
Background and Aims: Fusarium wilt is primarily a soil-borne disease and results in yield loss and quality decline in cucumber (Cucumis sativus). The main symptom of fusarium wilt is the wilting of entire plant, which could be caused by a fungal toxin(s) or blockage of water transport. To investigate whether this wilt arises from water shortage, the physiological responses of hydroponically grown cucumber plants subjected to water stress using polyethylene glycol (PEG, 6000) were compared with those of plants infected with Fusarium oxysporum f...
September 1, 2017: Annals of Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910391/different-rates-of-spontaneous-mutation-of-chloroplastic-and-nuclear-viroids-as-determined-by-high-fidelity-ultra-deep-sequencing
#18
Amparo López-Carrasco, Cristina Ballesteros, Vicente Sentandreu, Sonia Delgado, Selma Gago-Zachert, Ricardo Flores, Rafael Sanjuán
Mutation rates vary by orders of magnitude across biological systems, being higher for simpler genomes. The simplest known genomes correspond to viroids, subviral plant replicons constituted by circular non-coding RNAs of few hundred bases. Previous work has revealed an extremely high mutation rate for chrysanthemum chlorotic mottle viroid, a chloroplast-replicating viroid. However, whether this is a general feature of viroids remains unclear. Here, we have used high-fidelity ultra-deep sequencing to determine the mutation rate in a common host (eggplant) of two viroids, each representative of one family: the chloroplastic eggplant latent viroid (ELVd, Avsunviroidae) and the nuclear potato spindle tuber viroid (PSTVd, Pospiviroidae)...
September 14, 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910286/potential-dna-barcodes-for-melilotus-species-based-on-five-single-loci-and-their-combinations
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Fan Wu, Jinxing Ma, Yuqin Meng, Daiyu Zhang, Blaise Pascal Muvunyi, Kai Luo, Hongyan Di, Wenli Guo, Yanrong Wang, Baochang Feng, Jiyu Zhang
Melilotus, an annual or biennial herb, belongs to the tribe Trifolieae (Leguminosae) and consists of 19 species. As an important green manure crop, diverse Melilotus species have different values as feed and medicine. To identify different Melilotus species, we examined the efficiency of five candidate regions as barcodes, including the internal transcribed spacer (ITS) and two chloroplast loci, rbcL and matK, and two non-coding loci, trnH-psbA and trnL-F. In total, 198 individuals from 98 accessions representing 18 Melilotus species were sequenced for these five potential barcodes...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906064/reactive-oxygen-species-generated-in-chloroplasts-contribute-to-tobacco-leaf-infection-by-the-necrotrophic-fungus-botrytis-cinerea
#20
Franco R Rossi, Adriana R Krapp, Fabiana Bisaro, Santiago J Maiale, Fernando L Pieckenstain, Néstor Carrillo
Reactive oxygen species (ROS) play fundamental roles in plant responses to pathogen infection, including modulation of cell death processes and defense-related gene expression. Cell death triggered as part of the hypersensitive response enhances resistance to biotrophic pathogens, but favors virulence of necrotrophs. Even though the involvement of ROS in the orchestration of defense responses is well established, the relative contribution of specific subcellular ROS sources to plant resistance against microorganisms with different pathogenesis strategies is not completely known...
September 14, 2017: Plant Journal: for Cell and Molecular Biology
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