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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231288/characterization-and-expression-analysis-of-genes-encoding-ubiquitin-conjugating-domain-containing-enzymes-in-carica-papaya
#1
Dengwei Jue, Xuelian Sang, Bo Shu, Liqin Liu, Yicheng Wang, Zhiwei Jia, Yu Zou, Shengyou Shi
BACKGROUND: Ripening affects the quality and nutritional contents of fleshy fruits and is a crucial process of fruit development. Although several studies have suggested that ubiquitin-conjugating enzyme (E2s or UBC enzymes) are involved in the regulation of fruit ripening, little is known about the function of E2s in papaya (Carica papaya). METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: In the present study, we searched the papaya genome and identified 34 putative UBC genes, which were clustered into 17 phylogenetic subgroups...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230806/metabolic-profiling-and-identification-of-shikonins-in-root-periderm-of-two-invasive-echium-spp-weeds-in-australia
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Dominik Skoneczny, Paul A Weston, Xiaocheng Zhu, Geoff M Gurr, Ragan M Callaway, Russel A Barrow, Leslie A Weston
Metabolic profiling can be successfully implemented to analyse a living system's response to environmental conditions by providing critical information on an organism's physiological state at a particular point in time and allowing for both quantitative and qualitative assessment of a specific subset(s) of key metabolites. Shikonins are highly reactive chemicals that affect various cell signalling pathways and possess antifungal, antibacterial and allelopathic activity. Based on previous bioassay results, bioactive shikonins, are likely to play important roles in the regulation of rhizosphere interactions with neighbouring plants, microbes and herbivores...
February 21, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230761/transcriptomic-analysis-of-leaf-in-tree-peony-reveals-differentially-expressed-pigments-genes
#3
Jianrang Luo, Qianqian Shi, Lixin Niu, Yanlong Zhang
Tree peony (Paeonia suffruticosa Andrews) is an important traditional flower in China. Besides its beautiful flower, the leaf of tree peony has also good ornamental value owing to its leaf color change in spring. So far, the molecular mechanism of leaf color change in tree peony is unclear. In this study, the pigment level and transcriptome of three different color stages of tree peony leaf were analyzed. The purplish red leaf was rich in anthocyanin, while yellowish green leaf was rich in chlorophyll and carotenoid...
February 20, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230124/community-support-locals-embrace-china-nuclear-project
#4
Hong Yang, Junqiang Xia, Roger J Flower
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 22, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230060/flower-like-superstructures-of-aie-active-tetraphenylethylene-through-solvophobic-controlled-self-assembly
#5
Mina Salimimarand, Duong Duc La, Mohammad Al Kobaisi, Sheshanath V Bhosale
The development of well-organized structures with high luminescent properties in the solid and aggregated states is of both scientific and technological interest due to their applications in nanotechnology. In this paper we described the synthesis of amphiphilic and dumbbell shaped AIE-active tetraphenylethylene (TPE) derivatives and studied their self-assembly with solvophobic control. Interestingly, both TPE derivatives form a 3D flower-shape supramolecular structure from THF/water solutions at varying water fractions...
February 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228766/cell-wall-remodeling-in-abscission-zone-cells-during-ethylene-promoted-fruit-abscission-in-citrus
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Paz Merelo, Javier Agustí, Vicent Arbona, Mário L Costa, Leandro H Estornell, Aurelio Gómez-Cadenas, Silvia Coimbra, María D Gómez, Miguel A Pérez-Amador, Concha Domingo, Manuel Talón, Francisco R Tadeo
Abscission is a cell separation process by which plants can shed organs such as fruits, leaves, or flowers. The process takes place in specific locations termed abscission zones. In fruit crops like citrus, fruit abscission represents a high percentage of annual yield losses. Thus, understanding the molecular regulation of abscission is of capital relevance to control production. To identify genes preferentially expressed within the citrus fruit abscission zone (AZ-C), we performed a comparative transcriptomics assay at the cell type resolution level between the AZ-C and adjacent fruit rind cells (non-abscising tissue) during ethylene-promoted abscission...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228688/two-new-species-and-a-new-combination-in-protium-burseraceae-from-costa-rica
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Daniel Santamaría-Aguilar, Laura P Lagomarsino
Two new species of Protium (Burseraceae) are described and illustrated: Protium aguilariisp. nov., from the Pacific slope of the Osa Peninsula, Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica; and Protium hammeliisp. nov., from wet forests on the Caribbean slopes of Nicaragua and Costa Rica. In addition, Protium brenesiicomb. nov., is proposed as a new combination based on Trichilia brenesii, a name that was based on a specimen collected with flowers in the mountains near San Ramón, Alajuela Province, Costa Rica. It is compared with Protium costaricense, a similar species with which it has been confused for more than 90 years...
2017: PhytoKeys
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228687/reproductive-biology-and-variation-of-nuclear-ribosomal-its-and-ets-sequences-in-the-calligonum-mongolicum-complex-polygonaceae
#8
Wei Shi, Jun Wen, Yanfeng Zhao, Gabriel Johnson, Borong Pan
To explore the biosystematics of the Calligonum mongolicum complex (Polygonaceae), the flowering phenological period, breeding and pollination characters and seed set of the complex (Calligonum Mongolicum Turze, Calligonum chinense A. Los., Calligonum gobicum A. Los., Calligonum pumilum A. Los. and Calligonum zaidamense A. Los.) were documented in the Turpan Eremophyte Botanical Garden, China. The sequences of the nuclear ribosomal ITS and ETS region were employed to differentiate the Calligonum mongolicum complex and other species in sect...
2017: PhytoKeys
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228685/a-new-species-of-erythrostemon-leguminosae-caesalpinioideae-from-the-western-r%C3%A3-o-balsas-depression-mexico
#9
Solange Sotuyo, José Luis Contreras-Jiménez, Gwilym P Lewis
A new legume species from a seasonally dry forest of the Western Río Balsas Depression, in the states of Guerrero and Michoacán, Mexico, Erythrostemon guevarafeferii, is herein described and illustrated. The new species shows morphological affinities with Erythrostemon hintonii, from which it is distinguished in having fewer leaflets per pinna, mature leaflets disposed toward the upper half of the pinnae rachises, long inflorescences on curved slender peduncles, abundant red glands on its flowers and inflorescences, and its fruit glabrous with red stipitate glands at maturity...
2017: PhytoKeys
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228683/eutrema-salsugineum-cruciferae-new-to-mexico-a-surprising-generic-record-for-the-flora-of-middle-america
#10
Dmitry A German, Marcus A Koch
The paper reports Eutrema salsugineum as a novelty to the flora of Mexico and Middle America in general. The finding stands ca. 1600 km apart from the closest known locality in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, USA. The species is considered native to NW Mexico and its late discovery in the region is presumably explained by its tiny habit, early flowering time, and subephemeral life cycle. The phylogenetic position of this Mexican population in a haplotype network based on the chloroplast DNA fragment psbA-trnH confirms this hypothesis and also suggests, in contrast to the previously held viewpoint, multiple colonizations of North American continent from Asia...
2017: PhytoKeys
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228540/functional-optics-of-glossy-buttercup-flowers
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Casper J van der Kooi, J Theo M Elzenga, Jan Dijksterhuis, Doekele G Stavenga
Buttercup (Ranunculus spp.) flowers are exceptional because they feature a distinct gloss (mirror-like reflection) in addition to their matte-yellow coloration. We investigated the optical properties of yellow petals of several Ranunculus and related species using (micro)spectrophotometry and anatomical methods. The contribution of different petal structures to the overall visual signal was quantified using a recently developed optical model. We show that the coloration of glossy buttercup flowers is due to a rare combination of structural and pigmentary coloration...
February 2017: Journal of the Royal Society, Interface
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228130/transcriptome-of-the-floral-transition-in-rosa-chinensis-old-blush
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Xuelian Guo, Chao Yu, Le Luo, Huihua Wan, Ni Zhen, Tingliang Xu, Jiongrui Tan, Huitang Pan, Qixiang Zhang
BACKGROUND: The floral transition plays a vital role in the life of ornamental plants. Despite progress in model plants, the molecular mechanisms of flowering regulation remain unknown in perennial plants. Rosa chinensis 'Old Blush' is a unique plant that can flower continuously year-round. In this study, gene expression profiles associated with the flowering transition were comprehensively analyzed during floral transition in the rose. RESULTS: According to the transcriptomic profiles, 85,663 unigenes and 1,637 differentially expressed genes (DEGs) were identified, among which 32 unigenes were involved in the circadian clock, sugar metabolism, hormone, and autonomous pathways...
February 23, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226535/probing-the-micromechanics-of-the-fastest-growing-plant-cell-the-pollen-tube
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Naveen Shamsudhin, Huseyin Baris Atakan, Nino Laubli, Hannes Vogler, Chengzhi Hu, Abu Sebastian, Ueli Grossniklaus, Bradley J Nelson, Naveen Shamsudhin, Huseyin Baris Atakan, Nino Laubli, Hannes Vogler, Chengzhi Hu, Abu Sebastian, Ueli Grossniklaus, Bradley J Nelson, Hannes Vogler, Ueli Grossniklaus, Nino Laubli, Bradley J Nelson, Naveen Shamsudhin, Huseyin Baris Atakan, Abu Sebastian, Chengzhi Hu
The pollen tube is a fast growing cellular protrusion that plays a key role in the reproductive process of flowering plants. It serves as an important model for studying cellular morphogenesis, anisotropic growth mechanisms, and cellular signaling in the plant sciences. The anisotropic growth of pollen tubes is driven by a finely tuned control of the intracellular turgor pressure and the extensibility of the cell wall. To decipher this internal feedback loop and mathematically model the growth process, a quantitative understanding of the mechanical properties of the cell wall is crucial, in addition to biochemical investigations...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225773/whole-genome-duplication-and-molecular-evolution-in-cornus-l-cornaceae-insights-from-transcriptome-sequences
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Yan Yu, Qiuyun Xiang, Paul S Manos, Douglas E Soltis, Pamela S Soltis, Bao-Hua Song, Shifeng Cheng, Xin Liu, Gane Wong
The pattern and rate of genome evolution have profound consequences in organismal evolution. Whole-genome duplication (WGD), or polyploidy, has been recognized as an important evolutionary mechanism of plant diversification. However, in non-model plants the molecular signals of genome duplications have remained largely unexplored. High-throughput transcriptome data from next-generation sequencing have set the stage for novel investigations of genome evolution using new bioinformatic and methodological tools in a phylogenetic framework...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225203/identification-of-interacting-proteins-of-the-tafve-protein-involved-in-spike-development-in-bread-wheat
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Yong-Sheng Zheng, Yu-Qing Lu, Ying-Ying Meng, Rong-Zhi Zhang, Han Zhang, Jia-Mei Sun, Mu-Mu Wang, Li-Hui Li, Ru-Yu Li
FVE/MSI4 plays important roles in determining flowering time in Arabidopsis. However, its function is unexplored in wheat. In the present study, Co-IP and nano-LC-MS/MS were used to identify TaFVE-interacting or associated proteins. Altogether 89 differentially expressed proteins showed the same down-regulated expression trends as TaFVE in wheat line 5660M. Among them, 62 proteins were further predicted to be involved in the interaction network of TaFVE and 11 proteins have been shown to be potential TaFVE interactors based on curated databases and experimentally determined in other species by the STRING...
February 22, 2017: Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225036/three-tfl1-homologues-regulate-floral-initiation-in-the-biofuel-plant-jatropha-curcas
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Chaoqiong Li, Qiantang Fu, Longjian Niu, Li Luo, Jianghua Chen, Zeng-Fu Xu
Recent research revealed that TERMINAL FLOWER 1 (TFL1) homologues are involved in the critical developmental process of floral initiation in several plant species. In this study, the functions of three putative TFL1 homologues (JcTFL1a, JcTFL1b and JcTFL1c) in the biofuel plant Jatropha curcas were analysed using the transgenic approach. JcTFL1b and JcTFL1c, but not JcTFL1a, could complement the TFL1 function and rescue early flowering and determinate inflorescence phenotype in tfl1-14 Arabidopsis mutant, thus suggesting that JcTFL1b and JcTFL1c may be homologues of TFL1...
February 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225035/deep-sequencing-and-transcriptome-analyses-to-identify-genes-involved-in-secoiridoid-biosynthesis-in-the-tibetan-medicinal-plant-swertia-mussotii
#17
Yue Liu, Yi Wang, Fengxian Guo, Lin Zhan, Toni Mohr, Prisca Cheng, Naxin Huo, Ronghui Gu, Danning Pei, Jiaqing Sun, Li Tang, Chunlin Long, Luqi Huang, Yong Q Gu
Swertia mussotii Franch. is an important traditional Tibetan medicinal plant with pharmacological properties effective in the treatment of various ailments including hepatitis. Secoiridoids are the major bioactive compounds in S. mussotii. To better understand the secoiridoid biosynthesis pathway, we generated transcriptome sequences from the root, leaf, stem, and flower tissues, and performed de novo sequence assembly, yielding 98,613 unique transcripts with an N50 of 1,085 bp. Putative functions could be assigned to 35,029 transcripts (35...
February 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224789/ultra-sensitive-room-temperature-operable-gas-sensors-using-p-type-na-zno-nanoflowers-for-diabetes-detection
#18
Rawat Jaisutti, Minkyung Lee, Jaeyoung Kim, Seungbeom Choi, Tae-Jun Ha, Jaekyun Kim, Hyoungsub Kim, Sung Kyu Park, Yong-Hoon Kim
Ultra-sensitive room-temperature operable gas sensors utilizing the photocatalytic activity of Na-doped p-type ZnO (Na:ZnO) nanoflowers (NFs) are demonstrated as a promising candidate for diabetes detection. The flowerlike Na:ZnO nano-particles possessing ultrathin hierarchical nanosheets were synthesized by a facile solution route at a low process temperature of 40 (o)C. It was found that the Na element acting as a p-type dopant was successfully incorporated in the ZnO lattice. Based on the synthesized p-type Na:ZnO NFs, room-temperature operable chemiresistive-type gas sensors were realized, activated by ultraviolet (UV) illumination...
February 22, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223989/ufgt-the-key-enzyme-associated-with-the-petals-variegation-in-japanese-apricot
#19
Xinxin Wu, Qinghua Gong, Xiaopeng Ni, Yong Zhou, Zhihong Gao
Japanese apricot (Prunus mume Sieb.et Zucc.) is an important ornamental plant in China. One of the traits of petals color variegation is attractive, but its formation mechanism is unclear. In our study, RNA-seq technology was employed to characterize the transcriptome response to the mutation of "Fuban Tiaozhi" associated with petals variegation in Japanese apricot. As a result, 4,579,040 (white-flowered, WF) and 7,269,883 (red-flowered, RF) reads were mapped to P. persica genes, while 5,006,676 (WF) and 7,907,436 (RF) were mapped to P...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223871/new-acyclic-secondary-metabolites-from-the-biologically-active-fraction-of-albizia-lebbeck-flowers
#20
Shaza M Al-Massarani, Ali A El Gamal, Mohamed F Abd El Halim, Mansour S Al-Said, Maged S Abdel-Kader, Omer A Basudan, Saleh I Alqasoumi
The total extract of Albizia lebbeck flowers was examined in vivo for its possible hepatoprotective activity in comparison with the standard drug silymarin at two doses. The higher dose expressed promising activity especially in reducing the levels of AST, ALT and bilirubin. Fractionation via liquid-liquid partition and reexamination of the fractions revealed that the n-butanol fraction was the best in improving liver biochemical parameters followed by the n-hexane fraction. However, serum lipid parameters were best improved with CHCl3 fraction...
January 2017: Saudi Pharmaceutical Journal: SPJ: the Official Publication of the Saudi Pharmaceutical Society
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