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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431563/inheritance-of-brewing-relevant-phenotypes-in-constructed-saccharomyces-cerevisiae%C3%A2-%C3%A3-%C3%A2-saccharomyces-eubayanus-hybrids
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Kristoffer Krogerus, Tuulikki Seppänen-Laakso, Sandra Castillo, Brian Gibson
BACKGROUND: Interspecific hybridization has proven to be a potentially valuable technique for generating de novo lager yeast strains that possess diverse and improved traits compared to their parent strains. To further enhance the value of hybridization for strain development, it would be desirable to combine phenotypic traits from more than two parent strains, as well as remove unwanted traits from hybrids. One such trait, that has limited the industrial use of de novo lager yeast hybrids, is their inherent tendency to produce phenolic off-flavours; an undesirable trait inherited from the Saccharomyces eubayanus parent...
April 21, 2017: Microbial Cell Factories
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428799/a-novel-cytoplasmic-male-sterility-in-brassica-napus-inap-cms-with-carpelloid-stamens-via-protoplast-fusion-with-chinese-woad
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Lei Kang, Pengfei Li, Aifan Wang, Xianhong Ge, Zaiyun Li
A novel cytoplasmic male sterility (CMS) in Brassica napus (inap CMS) was selected from the somatic hybrid with Isatis indigotica (Chinese woad) by recurrent backcrossing. The male sterility was caused by the conversion of tetradynamous stamens into carpelloid structures with stigmatoid tissues at their tips and ovule-like tissues in the margins, and the two shorter stamens into filaments without anthers. The feminized development of the stamens resulted in the complete lack of pollen grains, which was stable in different years and environments...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428792/identification-of-candidate-genes-and-biosynthesis-pathways-related-to-fertility-conversion-by-wheat-ktm3315a-transcriptome-profiling
#3
Jiali Ye, Yang Duan, Gan Hu, Xingxia Geng, Gaoming Zhang, Pengjiao Yan, Zihan Liu, Lingli Zhang, Xiyue Song
The Aegilops kotschyi thermo-sensitive cytoplasmic male sterility (K-TCMS) system may facilitate hybrid wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) seed multiplication and production. The K-TCMS line is completely male sterile during the normal wheat-growing season, whereas its fertility can be restored in a high-temperature environment. To elucidate the molecular mechanisms responsible for male sterility/fertility conversion and candidate genes involved with pollen development in K-TCMS, we employed RNA-seq to sequence the transcriptomes of anthers from K-TCMS line KTM3315A during development under sterile and fertile conditions...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424873/the-changes-in-the-reproductive-barrier-between-hexaploid-wheat-triticum-aestivum-l-and-rye-secale-cereale-l-different-states-lead-to-different-fates
#4
Natalia Tikhenko, Twan Rutten, Angelika Senula, Myroslava Rubtsova, E R Joachim Keller, Andreas Börner
The changes in the reproductive barrier between hexaploid wheat ( Triticum aestivum L.) and rye ( Secale cereale L.) can be induced using in situ embryo rescue of abnormal embryos, yielding stable fertile amphidiploid plants. In intergeneric crosses between hexaploid wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) and rye (Secale cereale L.), postzygotic barriers may occur at different stages of hybrid development. One such mechanism is embryo lethality, which is genetically determined by the interaction and expression of two incompatible genes in wheat (Eml-A1) and rye (Eml-R1)...
April 19, 2017: Planta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423339/germ-cell-specific-inflammasome-component-nlrp14-negatively-regulates-cytosolic-nucleic-acid-sensing-to-promote-fertilization
#5
Takayuki Abe, Albert Lee, Ramaswami Sitharam, Jordan Kesner, Raul Rabadan, Sagi D Shapira
Cytosolic sensing of nucleic acids initiates tightly regulated programs to limit infection. Oocyte fertilization represents a scenario wherein inappropriate responses to exogenous yet non-pathogen-derived nucleic acids would have negative consequences. We hypothesized that germ cells express negative regulators of nucleic acid sensing (NAS) in steady state and applied an integrated data-mining and functional genomics approach to identify a rheostat of DNA and RNA sensing-the inflammasome component NLRP14. We demonstrated that NLRP14 interacted physically with the nucleic acid sensing pathway and targeted TBK1 (TANK binding kinase 1) for ubiquitination and degradation...
April 18, 2017: Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421508/appendix-d-irvine-scientific-%C3%A2-vitrification-system
#6
Matthew VerMilyea, Amber Brewer
This chapter will describe the use of the Irvine Scientific(®) vitrification and warming solutions (Vit Kits(®)) along with a detailed protocol for the correct use of the CryoTip(®) vitrification device for human embryos and oocytes. Successful pregnancies have been reported after carrying out rapid vitrification methods of oocytes, cleavage stage embryos, and blastocysts using the CryoTip(®) (Popwell et al. Fertil Steril, 101:e20, 2014; Kuwayama et al. Reprod Biomed 11:608-614, 2005; Kuwayama et al. Fertil Steril 84:S187, 2005; Kuwayama et al...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421499/chapter-15-development-of-a-nationwide-network-for-ovarian-tissue-cryopreservation
#7
Jana Liebenthron, Markus Montag
Ovarian tissue cryopreservation is gaining much interest since the publication of the first live birth after retransplantation of frozen-thawed tissue in 2004 (Donnez et al., Lancet 364:1405-1410, 2004). In contrast to cryopreservation of gametes and embryos, ovarian tissue freezing is a complex requiring a proper approach in order to make this a viable option for fertility preservation of cancer patients. Due to the need in terms of laboratory space, equipment, personnel, and adequate logistics, an ovarian tissue cryobank is most economic if managed as a centralized service unit that interacts with numerous clinics covering the surgical part...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421497/chapter-13-human-ovarian-tissue-vitrification
#8
Sherman Silber
Ovarian freezing and transplantation has garnered increasing interest as a potential way of preserving fertility in cancer patients as well as for women who just wish to delay childbearing. This chapter spells out our techniques of ovarian cortex vitrification and results for frozen compared to fresh ovarian cortex transplantation (in one single series from one center for the sake of consistency), as well as potentially provides insight into the mechanism behind ovarian follicle recruitment. This represents an effort to simplify and popularize an approach that has yielded favorable results (all cases recovered ovulation and 75% had successful spontaneous pregnancy) in one single, disciplined study...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407051/igf1r-expression-in-ovarian-granulosa-cells-is-essential-for-steroidogenesis-follicle-survival-and-fertility-in-female-mice
#9
Sarah C Baumgarten, Marah Armouti, CheMyong Ko, Carlos Stocco
Folliculogenesis is a lengthy process that requires the proliferation and differentiation of granulosa cells (GCs) for preovulatory follicle formation. The most crucial endocrine factor involved in this process is follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH). Interestingly, previous in vitro studies indicated that FSH fails to stimulate GC proliferation in the absence of the insulin-like growth factor 1 receptor (IGF1R). To determine the role of the IGF1R in vivo, female mice with a conditional knockdown of the IGF1R in the GCs were produced and had undetectable levels of IGF1R mRNA and protein in the GCs...
April 12, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405714/recessive-male-sterility-in-cabbage-brassica-oleracea-var-capitata-caused-by-loss-of-function-of-bocyp704b1-due-to-the-insertion-of-a-ltr-retrotransposon
#10
Jia-Lei Ji, Li-Mei Yang, Zhi-Yuan Fang, Mu Zhuang, Yang-Yong Zhang, Hong-Hao Lv, Yu-Mei Liu, Zhan-Sheng Li
The LTR-retrotransposon insertion in BoCYP704B1 is proved to be the primary cause of the male sterility in cabbage. Effective allele-specific markers were developed for marker-assisted selection of male sterile gene. 83121A is a spontaneous male sterile mutant identified from cabbage. Genetic analysis indicated that male sterility is controlled by a single recessive gene. Pollen wall formation in the 83121A mutant was severely defective, with a lack of sporopollenin or exine. To understand the mechanisms of male sterility in 83121A, transcription analysis using RNA-Seq was carried out in the buds of the male sterile line 83121A and the male fertile line 83121B, which are near-isogenic lines differing only in the fertility trait...
April 12, 2017: TAG. Theoretical and Applied Genetics. Theoretische und Angewandte Genetik
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382520/rice-fatty-acyl-coa-synthetase-osacos12-is-required-for-tapetum-programmed-cell-death-and-male-fertility
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Xijia Yang, Wanqi Liang, Minjiao Chen, Dabing Zhang, Xiangxiang Zhao, Jianxin Shi
Loss of function mutation of rice OsACOS12 impairs lipid metabolism-mediated anther cuticle and pollen wall formation, and interferes with tapetum programmed cell death, leading to male sterility. Acyl-CoA Synthetase (ACOS) is one of the enzymes activating fatty acids for various metabolic functions in plants. Here, we show that OsACOS12, an orthologue of Arabidopsis ACOS5 in rice, is crucial for rice fertility. Similar to acos5, osaocs12 mutant had no mature pollen. But unlike acos5, osaocs12 produced defective anthers lacking cutin and Ubisch bodies on the epidermal and inner surfaces, respectively, and delayed programmed cell death (PCD)-induced tapetum degradation...
April 5, 2017: Planta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374672/a-mutation-of-the-prdm9-mouse-hybrid-sterility-gene-carried-by-a-transgene
#12
O Mihola, Z Trachtulec
PRDM9 is a protein with histone-3-methyltransferase activity, which specifies the sites of meiotic recombination in mammals. Deficiency of the Prdm9 gene in the laboratory mouse results in complete arrest of the meiotic prophase of both sexes. Moreover, the combination of certain PRDM9 alleles from different mouse subspecies causes hybrid sterility, e.g., the male-specific meiotic arrest found in the (PWD/Ph × C57BL/6J)F1 animals. The fertility of all these mice can be rescued using a Prdm9-containing transgene...
2017: Folia Biologica (Praha)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28371834/effect-of-ionising-gamma-radiation-on-female-anopheles-arabiensis
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Leonard C Dandalo, Alan Kemp, Lizette L Koekemoer, Givemore Munhenga
Background: In a mosquito sterile insect technique programme the ideal scenario is to release male mosquitoes only. However, because there are currently no sex separation strategies which guarantee total female elimination, this study investigated the effect of irradiation on physiological and reproductive fitness of females of an Anopheles arabiensis genetic sexing strain. Methods: Female pupae were irradiated at 70 Gy and the effects of irradiation on adult emergence, longevity, blood-feeding capability, mating ability, fecundity and fertility were assessed...
March 24, 2017: Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369589/bivalent-formation-1-a-plant-conserved-gene-encodes-an-omph-coiled-coil-motif-containing-protein-required-for-meiotic-recombination-in-rice
#14
Lian Zhou, Jingluan Han, Yuanling Chen, Yingxiang Wang, Yao-Guang Liu
Meiosis is essential for eukaryotic sexual reproduction and plant fertility. In comparison with over 80 meiotic genes identified in Arabidopsis, there are only ~30 meiotic genes characterized in rice (Oryza sativa L.). Many genes involved in the regulation of meiotic progression remain to be determined. In this study, we identified a sterile rice mutant and cloned a new meiotic gene, OsBVF1 (Bivalent Formation 1) by map-based cloning. Molecular genetics and cytological approaches were carried out to address the function of OsBVF1 in meiosis...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Experimental Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369520/non-coding-rna-may-be-associated-with-cytoplasmic-male-sterility-in-silene-vulgaris
#15
James D Stone, Pavla Koloušková, Daniel B Sloan, Helena Štorchová
Cytoplasmic male sterility (CMS) is a widespread phenomenon in flowering plants caused by mitochondrial (mt) genes. CMS genes typically encode novel proteins that interfere with mt functions and can be silenced by nuclear fertility-restorer genes. Although the molecular basis of CMS is well established in a number of crop systems, our understanding of it in natural populations is far more limited. To identify CMS genes in a gynodioecious plant, Silene vulgaris, we constructed mt transcriptomes and compared transcript levels and RNA editing patterns in floral bud tissue from female and hermaphrodite full siblings...
March 29, 2017: Journal of Experimental Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365839/recent-advances-in-the-field-of-ovarian-tissue-cryopreservation-and-opportunities-for-research
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Camille Ladanyi, Amir Mor, Mindy S Christianson, Namisha Dhillon, James H Segars
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to summarize the latest advances and successes in the field of ovarian tissue cryopreservation while identifying gaps in current knowledge that suggest opportunities for future research. METHODS: A systematic review was performed according to PRISMA guidelines for all relevant full-text articles in PubMed published in English that reviewed or studied historical or current advancements in ovarian tissue cryopreservation and auto-transplantation techniques...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28364850/power-and-the-gendered-division-of-contraceptive-use-in-western-european-couples
#17
Rozemarijn Dereuddre, Veerle Buffel, Piet Bracke
Recent research has approached contraceptive use, or "fertility work", as another household task that is primarily managed by women. Building on the theoretical frameworks of relative resource theory and gender perspectives, this study investigates the association between partners' power (measured as their relative education, division of housework and decision-making) and the choice of male versus female, or no contraception. Data from the Generations and Gender Survey for four Western European countries (Austria, Belgium, France and Germany; 2005-2010) are used to examine the hypotheses with multinomial logistic diagonal reference models...
May 2017: Social Science Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28364377/autophagy-programmed-cell-death-and-reactive-oxygen-species-in-sexual-reproduction-in-plants
#18
Takamitsu Kurusu, Kazuyuki Kuchitsu
Autophagy is one of the major cellular processes of recycling of proteins, metabolites and intracellular organelles, and plays crucial roles in the regulation of innate immunity, stress responses and programmed cell death (PCD) in many eukaryotes. It is also essential in development and sexual reproduction in many animals. In plants, although autophagy-deficient mutants of Arabidopsis thaliana show phenotypes in abiotic and biotic stress responses, their life cycle seems normal and thus little had been known until recently about the roles of autophagy in development and reproduction...
March 31, 2017: Journal of Plant Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28363862/limited-mobility-of-target-pests-crucially-lowers-controllability-when-sterile-insect-releases-are-spatiotemporally-biased
#19
Yusuke Ikegawa, Chihiro Himuro
The sterile insect technique (SIT) is a genetic pest control method wherein mass-reared sterile insects are periodically released into the wild, thereby impeding the successful reproduction of fertile pests. In Okinawa Prefecture, Japan, the SIT has been implemented to eradicate the West Indian sweet potato weevil Euscepes postfasciatus (Fairmaire), which is a flightless agricultural pest of sweet potatoes. It is known that E. postfasciatus is much less mobile than other insects to which the SIT has been applied...
March 28, 2017: Journal of Theoretical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28360386/cloning-and-expression-analysis-of-a-new-anther-specific-gene-camf4-in-capsicum-annuum
#20
Xuefeng Hao, Changming Chen, Guoju Chen, Bihao Cao, Jianjun Lei
Our previous study on the genic male sterile-fertile line 114AB of Capsicum annuum indicated a diversity of differentially expressed cDNA fragments in fertile and sterile lines. In this study, a transcript-derived fragment (TDF), male fertile 4 (CaMF4) was chosen for further investigation to observe that this specific fragment accumulates in the flower buds of the fertile line. The full genomic DNA sequence of CaMF4 was 894 bp in length, containing two exons and one intron, and the complete coding sequence encoded a putative 11...
March 2017: Journal of Genetics
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