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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
#2
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
#3
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
#4
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
#5
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
#6
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
#7
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
#8
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
#9
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487706/evolution-and-expression-patterns-of-cyc-tb1-genes-in-anacyclus-phylogenetic-insights-for-floral-symmetry-genes-in-asteraceae
#10
María A Bello, Pilar Cubas, Inés Álvarez, Guillermo Sanjuanbenito, Javier Fuertes-Aguilar
Homologs of the CYC/TB1 gene family have been independently recruited many times across the eudicots to control aspects of floral symmetry The family Asteraceae exhibits the largest known diversification in this gene paralog family accompanied by a parallel morphological floral richness in its specialized head-like inflorescence. In Asteraceae, whether or not CYC/TB1 gene floral symmetry function is preserved along organismic and gene lineages is unknown. In this study, we used phylogenetic, structural and expression analyses focused on the highly derived genus Anacyclus (tribe Anthemidae) to address this question...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479994/pollinator-preference-and-pollen-viability-mediated-by-flower-color-synergistically-determine-seed-set-in-an-alpine-annual-herb
#11
Junpeng Mu, Yulian Yang, Yanling Luo, Ruijun Su, Karl J Niklas
Gentiana leucomelaena manifests dramatic flower color polymorphism, with both blue- and white-flowered individuals (pollinated by flies and bees) both within a population and on an individual plant. Previous studies of this species have shown that pollinator preference and flower temperature change as a function of flower color throughout the flowering season. However, few if any studies have explored the effects of flower color on both pollen viability (mediated by anther temperature) and pollinator preference on reproductive success (seed set) in a population or on individual plants over the course of the entire flowering season...
May 2017: Ecology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479863/mapping-quantitative-trait-loci-for-heat-tolerance-of-reproductive-traits-in-tomato-solanum-lycopersicum
#12
Jiemeng Xu, Nicky Driedonks, Marc J M Rutten, Wim H Vriezen, Gert-Jan de Boer, Ivo Rieu
Global warming has become a worldwide concern due to its adverse effects on agricultural output. In particular, long-term mildly high temperatures interfere with sexual reproduction and thus fruit and seed set. To uncover the genetic basis of observed variation in tolerance against heat, a bi-parental F2 mapping population from two contrasting cultivars, i.e. Nagcarlang and NCHS-1, was generated and phenotyped under continuous mild heat conditions for a number of traits underlying reproductive success, i.e...
2017: Molecular Breeding: New Strategies in Plant Improvement
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475636/characterisation-of-the-nicotianamine-aminotransferase-and-deoxymugineic-acid-synthase-genes-essential-to-strategy-ii-iron-uptake-in-bread-wheat-triticum-aestivum-l
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Jesse T Beasley, Julien P Bonneau, Alexander A T Johnson
Iron (Fe) uptake in graminaceous plant species occurs via the release and uptake of Fe-chelating compounds known as mugineic acid family phytosiderophores (MAs). In the MAs biosynthetic pathway, nicotianamine aminotransferase (NAAT) and deoxymugineic acid synthase (DMAS) enzymes catalyse the formation of 2'-deoxymugineic acid (DMA) from nicotianamine (NA). Here we describe the identification and characterisation of six TaNAAT and three TaDMAS1 genes in bread wheat (Triticum aestivum L.). The coding sequences of all six TaNAAT homeologs consist of seven exons with ≥88...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28452349/wheat-ms2-encodes-for-an-orphan-protein-that-confers-male-sterility-in-grass-species
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Fei Ni, Juan Qi, Qunqun Hao, Bo Lyu, Ming-Cheng Luo, Yan Wang, Fengjuan Chen, Shuyun Wang, Chaozhong Zhang, Lynn Epstein, Xiangyu Zhao, Honggang Wang, Xiansheng Zhang, Cuixia Chen, Lanzhen Sun, Daolin Fu
Male sterility is a valuable trait for plant breeding and hybrid seed production. The dominant male-sterile gene Ms2 in common wheat has facilitated the release of hundreds of breeding lines and cultivars in China. Here, we describe the map-based cloning of the Ms2 gene and show that Ms2 confers male sterility in wheat, barley and Brachypodium. MS2 appears as an orphan gene within the Triticinae and expression of Ms2 in anthers is associated with insertion of a retroelement into the promoter. The cloning of Ms2 has substantial potential to assemble practical pipelines for recurrent selection and hybrid seed production in wheat...
April 28, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442596/tissue-specific-transcriptomics-reveals-an-important-role-of-the-unfolded-protein-response-in-maintaining-fertility-upon-heat-stress-in-arabidopsis
#15
Shuang-Shuang Zhang, Hongxing Yang, Lan Ding, Ze-Ting Song, Hong Ma, Fang Chang, Jian-Xiang Liu
Elevated temperatures have a great impact on plant reproductive development and subsequent fruit and seed set, but the underlying molecular mechanisms are not well understood. We used transcriptome profiling to investigate the effect of heat stress on reproductive development of Arabidopsis (Arabidopsis thaliana) seedlings and observed distinct response patterns in vegetative vs. reproductive tissues. Exposure to heat stress affected reproductive developmental programs including early phases of anther/ovule development and meiosis, Also, genes participating in the unfolded protein response (UPR) were enriched in the reproductive tissue-specific genes that were up-regulated by heat...
April 24, 2017: Plant Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428861/does-the-morphological-fit-between-flowers-and-pollinators-affect-pollen-deposition-an-experimental-test-in-a-buzz-pollinated-species-with-anther-dimorphism
#16
Lislie Solís-Montero, Mario Vallejo-Marín
Some pollination systems, such as buzz-pollination, are associated with floral morphologies that require a close physical interaction between floral sexual organs and insect visitors. In these systems, a pollinator's size relative to the flower may be an important feature determining whether the visitor touches both male and female sexual organs and thus transfers pollen between plants efficiently. To date, few studies have addressed whether in fact the "fit" between flower and pollinator influences pollen transfer, particularly among buzz-pollinated species...
April 2017: Ecology and Evolution
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
#17
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
#18
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/28428199/experimental-insights-on-darwin-s-cross-promotion-hypothesis-in-tristylous-purple-loosestrife-lythrum-salicaria
#19
Joana Costa, Sílvia Castro, João Loureiro, Spencer C H Barrett
PREMISE OF THE STUDY: Darwin proposed that the reciprocal arrangement of anthers and stigmas in heterostylous plants promotes cross-pollination through pollen segregation on pollinators' bodies. The floral tube in most heterostylous species constrains the feeding posture of pollinators determining the site of contact with sex organs located at different heights within a flower. Here, we evaluate Darwin's hypothesis in tristylous Lythrum salicaria, a species with a partially tubular corolla, and examine the extent to which the location of sex organs within a flower influence compatible and incompatible pollination...
April 20, 2017: American Journal of Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427341/reactive-oxygen-species-mediate-tapetal-programmed-cell-death-in-tobacco-and-tomato
#20
Shi-Xia Yu, Qiang-Nan Feng, Hong-Tao Xie, Sha Li, Yan Zhang
BACKGROUND: Hybrid vigor is highly valued in the agricultural industry. Male sterility is an important trait for crop breeding. Pollen development is under strict control of both gametophytic and sporophytic factors, and defects in this process can result in male sterility. Both in the dicot Arabidopsis and in the moncot rice, proper timing of programmed cell death (PCD) in the tapetum ensures pollen development. Dynamic ROS levels have been reported to control tapetal PCD, and thus pollen development, in Arabidopsis and rice...
April 20, 2017: BMC Plant Biology
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