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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635129/micrornas-involved-in-auxin-signalling-modulate-male-sterility-under-high-temperature-stress-in-cotton-gossypium-hirsutum
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Yuanhao Ding, Yizan Ma, Nian Liu, Jiao Xu, Qin Hu, Yaoyao Li, Yuanlong Wu, Sai Xie, Longfu Zhu, Ling Min, Xianlong Zhang
Male sterility caused by long-term high temperature (HT) stress occurs widely in crops. MicroRNAs (miRNAs), a class of endogenous non-coding small RNAs, play an important role in the plant response to various abiotic stresses. To dissect the working principle of miRNAs in male sterility under HT stress in cotton, a total of 112 known miRNAs, 270 novel miRNAs and 347 target genes were identified from anthers of HT-insensitive (84021) and HT-sensitive (H05) cotton cultivars under normal temperature (NT) and HT conditions through small RNA and degradome sequencing...
June 21, 2017: Plant Journal: for Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630332/evolutionary-strata-on-young-mating-type-chromosomes-despite-the-lack-of-sexual-antagonism
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Sara Branco, Hélène Badouin, Ricardo C Rodríguez de la Vega, Jérôme Gouzy, Fantin Carpentier, Gabriela Aguileta, Sophie Siguenza, Jean-Tristan Brandenburg, Marco A Coelho, Michael E Hood, Tatiana Giraud
Sex chromosomes can display successive steps of recombination suppression known as "evolutionary strata," which are thought to result from the successive linkage of sexually antagonistic genes to sex-determining genes. However, there is little evidence to support this explanation. Here we investigate whether evolutionary strata can evolve without sexual antagonism using fungi that display suppressed recombination extending beyond loci determining mating compatibility despite lack of male/female roles associated with their mating types...
June 19, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616192/sex-specific-floral-morphology-biomass-and-phytohormones-associated-with-altitude-in-dioecious-populus-cathayana-populations
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Jundong He, Tingfa Dong, Kechao Huang, Yanxia Yang, Dadong Li, Xiao Xu, Xinhua He
Relationships between sex-specific floral traits and endogenous phytohormones associated with altitude are unknown particularly in dioecious trees. We thus examined the relationships between floral morphology or biomass and phytohormones in male and female flowers of dioecious Populus cathayana populations along an altitudinal gradient (1,500, 1,600, and 1,700 m above sea level) in the Xiaowutai Nature Reserve in northern China. The female and male flowers had the most stigma and pollen at 1,700 m, the largest ovaries and least pollen at 1,500 m, and the smallest ovaries and greater numbers of anthers at 1,600 m altitude...
June 2017: Ecology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600178/a-novel-ghbee1-like-gene-of-cotton-causes-anther-indehiscence-in-transgenic-arabidopsis-under-uncontrolled-transcription-level
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Eryong Chen, Xiaoqian Wang, Qian Gong, Hamama Islam Butt, Yanli Chen, Chaojun Zhang, Zuoren Yang, Zhixia Wu, Xiaoyang Ge, Xianlong Zhang, Fuguang Li, Xueyan Zhang
Male-sterile lines are very important for selective breeding, and anther dehiscence defect is an effective way to generate male-sterile lines. Although several bHLH-family proteins in Arabidopsis have been characterized, little is known about the role of bHLH-family proteins in cotton. Here, we isolated a novel bHLH protein from cotton (Gossypium hirsutum), named GhBEE1-Like. Protein domain analysis showed that GhBEE1-Like contained a basic domain and an HLH domain. Subcellular localization analysis revealed that GhBEE1-Like was a nuclear-localized protein...
June 6, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597434/ectopic-expression-of-lc-differentially-regulated-anthocyanin-biosynthesis-in-the-floral-parts-of-tobacco-nicotiana-tobacum-l-plants
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Zong-An Huang, Ting Zhao, Ning Wang, Shu-Song Zheng
BACKGROUND: Anthocyanins are the conspicuous pigments of flowering plants and participate in several aspects of plant development and defense, such as seeds and pollens dispersal. Leaf colour (Lc) is the first basic/helix-loop-helix (bHLH) transcription factor controlling anthocyanin biosynthesis isolated from maize (Zea mays L.). Ectopic expression of maize Lc enhanced anthocyanin biosynthesis in many plants including tobacco (Nicotiana tobacum L.). However, the molecular regulatory mechanism of anthocyanin biosynthesis in the different floral parts of tobacco remains largely unknown...
December 2016: Botanical Studies (Taipei, Taiwan)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597062/an-anther-specific-gene-phgrp-is-regulated-by-phmyc2-and-causes-male-sterility-when-overexpressed-in-petunia-anthers
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Yuanzheng Yue, Chaoqun Yin, Rui Guo, Hao Peng, Zhaonan Yang, Guofeng Liu, Manzhu Bao, Huirong Hu
An anther-specific GRP gene, regulated by PhMYC2 , causes a significant reduction of male fertility when overexpressed in petunia, and its promoter is efficient in genetic engineering of male-sterile lines. Glycine-rich proteins (GRPs) play important roles in plant anther development; however, the underlying mechanisms and related regulatory networks are poorly understood. In this study, a novel glycine-rich family gene designated as PhGRP was isolated from Petunia hybrida 'Fantasy Red'. The qRT-PCR analysis showed that it expressed specifically in anthers, and its expression peaked earlier than those well-known tapetum-specific genes, such as TA29, and several genes with the classic cis-regulatory element 'anther-box' in petunia during its anther development...
June 9, 2017: Plant Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596580/flower-induction-microscope-aided-cross-pollination-and-seed-production-in-the-duckweed-lemna-gibba-with-discovery-of-a-male-sterile-clone
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Lili Fu, Meng Huang, Bingying Han, Xuepiao Sun, K Sowjanya Sree, Klaus-J Appenroth, Jiaming Zhang
Duckweed species have a great potential to develop into fast-growing crops for water remediation and bioenergy production. Seed production and utilization of hybrid vigour are essential steps in this process. However, even in the extensively-studied duckweed species, Lemna gibba, flower primordia were often aborted prior to maturation. Salicylic acid (SA) and agar solidification of the medium promoted flower maturation and resulted in high flowering rates in L. gibba 7741 and 5504. Artificial cross-pollination between individuals of L...
June 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579994/identification-of-high-temperature-tolerant-lentil-lens-culinaris-medik-genotypes-through-leaf-and-pollen-traits
#8
Kumari Sita, Akanksha Sehgal, Jitendra Kumar, Shiv Kumar, Sarvjeet Singh, Kadambot H M Siddique, Harsh Nayyar
Rising temperatures are proving detrimental for various agricultural crops. Cool-season legumes such as lentil (Lens culunaris Medik.) are sensitive to even small increases in temperature during the reproductive stage, hence the need to explore the available germplasm for heat tolerance as well as its underlying mechanisms. In the present study, a set of 38 core lentil accessions were screened for heat stress tolerance by sowing 2 months later (first week of January; max/min temperature >32/20°C during the reproductive stage) than the recommended date of sowing (first week of November; max/min temperature <32/20°C during the reproductive stage)...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28561940/reproductive-biology-of-ferocactus-recurvus-mill-borg-subsp-recurvus-cactaceae-in-the-tehuac%C3%A3-n-cuicatl%C3%A3-n-valley-mexico
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Esperanza Córdova-Acosta, Alejandro Zavala-Hurtado José, Jordan Golubov, Alejandro Casas
Mexico has one of the highest diversity of barrel cacti species worldwide; however, all of them are threatened and require conservation policies. Information on their reproductive biology is crucial, but few studies are still available. Ferocactus recurvus subsp. recurvus is a barrel cactus species, endemic to the Tehuacán-Cuicatlán Valley. Our research aimed to characterize its floral and pollination biology. We hypothesized bee-pollination as suggested by its floral morphology and behaviour and self-incompatibility like most barrel cacti studied...
May 31, 2017: Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559904/genetic-architecture-of-anther-extrusion-in-spring-and-winter-wheat
#10
Quddoos H Muqaddasi, Jonathan Brassac, Andreas Börner, Klaus Pillen, Marion S Röder
Hybrid wheat breeding is gaining prominence worldwide because it ensures higher and more static yield than conventionally bred varieties. The cleistogamous floral architecture of wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) impedes anthers inside the floret, making it largely an inbreeder. For hybrid seed production, high anther extrusion is needed to promote cross pollination and to ensure a high level of pollen availability for the seed plant. This study, therefore, aimed at the genetic dissection of anther extrusion (AE) in panels of spring (SP), and winter wheat (WP) accessions by genome wide association studies (GWAS)...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28554477/the-arabidopsis-gasa10-gene-encodes-a-cell-wall-protein-strongly-expressed-in-developing-anthers-and-seeds
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Menelaos Trapalis, Song Feng Li, Roger W Parish
The Arabidopsis GASA10 gene encodes a GAST1-like (Gibberellic Acid-Stimulated) protein. Reporter gene analysis identified consistent expression in anthers and seeds. In anthers expression was developmentally regulated, first appearing at stage 7 of anther development and reaching a maximum at stage 11. Strongest expression was in the tapetum and developing microspores. GASA10 expression also occurred throughout the seed and in root vasculature. GASA10 was shown to be transported to the cell wall. Using GASA1 and GASA6 as positive controls, gibberellic acid was found not to induce GASA10 expression in Arabidopsis suspension cells...
July 2017: Plant Science: An International Journal of Experimental Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550436/short-periods-of-high-temperature-during-meiosis-prevent-normal-meiotic-progression-and-reduce-grain-number-in-hexaploid-wheat-triticum-aestivum-l
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Tracie Draeger, Graham Moore
Exposure of wheat to high temperatures during male meiosis prevents normal meiotic progression and reduces grain number. We define a temperature-sensitive period and link heat tolerance to chromosome 5D. This study assesses the effects of heat on meiotic progression and grain number in hexaploid wheat (Triticum aestivum L. var. Chinese Spring), defines a heat-sensitive stage and evaluates the role of chromosome 5D in heat tolerance. Plants were exposed to high temperatures (30 or 35 °C) in a controlled environment room for 20-h periods during meiosis and the premeiotic interphase just prior to meiosis...
May 26, 2017: TAG. Theoretical and Applied Genetics. Theoretische und Angewandte Genetik
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531293/effect-of-expanded-variation-in-anther-position-on-pollinator-visitation-to-wild-radish-raphanus-raphanistrum
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Yuval Sapir, Keith Karoly, Vanessa A Koelling, Heather F Sahli, Frances N Knapczyk, Jeffrey K Conner
Background and Aims: Plant-pollinator interactions shape the evolution of flowers. Floral attraction and reward traits have often been shown to affect pollinator behaviour, but the possible effect of efficiency traits on visitation behaviour has rarely been addressed. Anther position, usually considered a trait that influences efficiency of pollen deposition on pollinators, was tested here for its effect on pollinator visitation rates and visit duration in flowers of wild radish, Raphanus raphanistrum ...
May 22, 2017: Annals of Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522549/carbonic-anhydrases-function-in-anther-cell-differentiation-downstream-of-the-receptor-like-kinase-ems1
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Jian Huang, Zhiyong Li, Gabriel Biener, Erhui Xiong, Shikha Malik, Nathan Eaton, Catherine Z Zhao, Valerica Raicu, Hongzhi Kong, Dazhong Dave Zhao
Plants extensively employ leucine-rich repeat receptor-like kinases (LRR-RLKs), the largest family of RLKs, to control a wide range of growth and developmental processes as well as defense responses. To date, only a few direct downstream effectors for LRR-RLKs have been identified. We previously showed that the LRR-RLK EMS1 (EXCESS MICROSPOROCYTES1) and its ligand TPD1 (TAPETUM DETERMINANT1) are required for the differentiation of somatic tapetal cells and reproductive microsporocytes during early anther development in Arabidopsis thaliana...
May 18, 2017: Plant Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520767/ms26-cyp704b-is-required-for-anther-and-pollen-wall-development-in-bread-wheat-triticum-aestivum-l-and-combining-mutations-in-all-three-homeologs-causes-male-sterility
#15
Manjit Singh, Manish Kumar, Katherine Thilges, Myeong-Je Cho, A Mark Cigan
Development of anthers and pollen represents an important aspect of the life cycle in flowering plants. Genes contributing to anther and pollen development have been widely studied in many plant species. Ms26/CYP704B genes play an important role in pollen development through biosynthesis of sporopollenin for pollen exine formation. To investigate the role of Ms26/CYP704B genes in anther and pollen development of bread wheat, mutations in the A-, B-, and D-homeologs of the putative Ms26/CYP704B gene were analyzed...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515146/transcriptome-of-wheat-inflorescence-development-from-spikelet-initiation-to-floral-patterning
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Nan Feng, Gaoyuan Song, Jiantao Guan, Kai Chen, Meiling Jia, Dehua Huang, Jiajie Wu, Lichao Zhang, Xiuying Kong, Shuaifeng Geng, Jun Liu, Aili Li, Long Mao
Early reproductive development in cereals is crucial for final grain number per spike, and hence the yield potential of the crop. To date, however, no systematic analyses of gene expression profiles during this important process have been conducted for common wheat (Triticum aestivum). Here, we studied the transcriptome profiles at four stages of early wheat reproductive development, from spikelet initiation to floral organ differentiation. K-means clustering and stage-specific transcript identification detected dynamically expressed homoeologs of important transcription regulators in spikelet and floral meristems that may be involved in spikelet initiation, floret meristem specification, and floral organ patterning, as inferred from their homologs in model plants...
May 17, 2017: Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507558/zmdof30-negatively-regulates-the-promoter-activity-of-the-pollen-specific-gene-zm908
#17
Jing Peng, Xin Qi, Xiyang Chen, Nan Li, Jingjuan Yu
The maize (Zea mays) pollen-predominant gene Zm908, a novel small-peptide gene, was reported to play critical roles in pollen germination and pollen tube growth in our previous work. In this study, we aimed to explore the regulatory mechanism of Zm908. The putative promoter of Zm908 was cloned and analyzed. The activity analysis of a series of promoter truncations in different tissues of transgenic tobacco plants indicated that the Zm908 promoter is pollen-specific and that the -126 to -68 region is crucial for pollen expression...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497807/a-trim-insertion-in-the-promoter-of-ms2-causes-male-sterility-in-wheat
#18
Chuan Xia, Lichao Zhang, Cheng Zou, Yongqiang Gu, Jialei Duan, Guangyao Zhao, Jiajie Wu, Yue Liu, Xiaohua Fang, Lifeng Gao, Yuannian Jiao, Jiaqiang Sun, Yinghong Pan, Xu Liu, Jizeng Jia, Xiuying Kong
The male-sterile ms2 mutant has been known for 40 years and has become extremely important in the commercial production of wheat. However, the gene responsible for this phenotype has remained unknown. Here we report the map-based cloning of the Ms2 gene. The Ms2 locus is remarkable in several ways that have implications in basic biology. Beyond having no functional annotation, barely detectable transcription in fertile wild-type wheat plants, and accumulated destructive mutations in Ms2 orthologs, the Ms2 allele in the ms2 mutant has acquired a terminal-repeat retrotransposon in miniature (TRIM) element in its promoter...
May 12, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492984/comparative-transcript-profiling-of-fertile-and-sterile-flower-buds-from-multiple-allele-inherited-male-sterility-in-chinese-cabbage-brassica-campestris-l-ssp-pekinensis
#19
Xue Zhou, Zhiyong Liu, Ruiqin Ji, Hui Feng
We studied the underlying causes of multiple-allele-inherited male sterility in Chinese cabbage (Brassica campestris L. ssp. pekinensis) by identifying differentially expressed genes (DEGs) related to pollen sterility between fertile and sterile flower buds. In this work, we verified the stages of sterility microscopically and then performed transcriptome analysis of mRNA isolated from fertile and sterile buds using Illumina HiSeq 2000 platform sequencing. Approximately 80% of ~229 million high-quality paired-end reads were uniquely mapped to the reference genome...
May 10, 2017: Molecular Genetics and Genomics: MGG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492799/reproductive-biology-of-endemic-solanum-melissarum-bohs-solanaceae-and-updating-of-its-current-geographic-distribution-as-the-basis-for-its-conservation-in-the-brazilian-cerrado
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C P Coelho, D C Gomes, F A G Guilherme, L F Souza
The genus Solanum (family Solanaceae) includes more than 1400 species and has buzz-pollinated flowers with poricidal anthers. The present study aimed to describe the distribution, breeding system and pollination mechanism of Solanum melissarum, a species endemic to Brazil. The study of breeding system was conducted in an urban forest fragment in Jataí, GO. Distribution data were gathered from floristic surveys and digital plant databases. The floral morphology and the pollination mechanism were studied on through field observations and preserved flowers...
May 4, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Biology, Revista Brasleira de Biologia
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