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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087658/are-winter-and-summer-dormancy-symmetrical-seasonal-adaptive-strategies-the-case-of-temperate-herbaceous-perennials
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REVIEW
Lauren M Gillespie, Florence A Volaire
BACKGROUND: Dormancy in higher plants is an adaptive response enabling plant survival during the harshest seasons and has been more explored in woody species than in herbaceous species. Nevertheless, winter and summer shoot meristem dormancy are adaptive strategies that could play a major role in enhancing seasonal stress tolerance and resilience of widespread herbaceous plant communities. SCOPE: This review outlines the symmetrical aspects of winter and summer dormancy in order to better understand plant adaptation to severe stress, and highlight research priorities in a changing climate...
January 13, 2017: Annals of Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074634/arf2-coordinates-with-plethoras-and-pins-to-orchestrate-aba-mediated-root-meristem-activity-in-arabidopsis%C3%A2
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Sujittra Promchuea, Yujuan Zhu, Zhizhong Chen, Jing Zhang, Zhizhong Gong
Multiple hormones, including abscisic acid (ABA) and auxin, regulate cell division and differentiation of Arabidopsis root meristems. AUXIN RESPONSE FACTOR 2 (ARF2) functions as a negative regulator of ABA responses, as seed germination and primary root growth of arf2 mutants are hypersensitive to ABA. In this study, we found that ABA treatment reduced the expression levels of the PIN-FORMEDs (PIN) auxin efflux carriers, PIN1, PIN3, PIN4, and PIN7, to a greater extent in the root meristems of arf2-101 mutant than in the wild type...
January 2017: Journal of Integrative Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073772/a-water-availability-gradient-reveals-the-deficit-level-required-to-affect-traits-in-potted-juvenile-eucalyptus-globulus
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Adam B McKiernan, Brad M Potts, Mark J Hovenden, Timothy J Brodribb, Noel W Davies, Thomas Rodemann, Scott A M McAdam, Julianne M O'Reilly-Wapstra
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Drought leading to soil water deficit can have severe impacts on plants. Water deficit may lead to plant water stress and affect growth and chemical traits. Plant secondary metabolite (PSM) responses to water deficit vary between compounds and studies, with inconsistent reports of changes to PSM concentrations even within a single species. This disparity may result from experimental water deficit variation among studies, and so multiple water deficit treatments are used to fully assess PSM responses in a single species...
January 10, 2017: Annals of Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070585/effect-of-proline-on-biochemical-and-molecular-mechanisms-in-lettuce-lactuca-sativa-l-exposed-to-uv-b-radiation
#4
Ozkan Aksakal, Dilruba Tabay, Aslıhan Esringu, Feyza Icoglu Aksakal, Nevzat Esim
The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the role of proline (Pro) in relieving UV-B radiation-induced oxidative stress in lettuce. Lettuce seedlings were exposed to 3.3 W m(-2) UV-B radiation for 12 h after pre-treatment sprayed with 20 mM Pro. The data for malondialdehyde (MDA), hydrogen peroxide (H2O2), endogenous Pro level, the activities of antioxidant enzymes [superoxide dismutase (SOD), catalase (CAT), ascorbate peroxidase (APX), and peroxidase (POD)], total phenolic concentration, antioxidant capacity, expression of phenylalanine ammonia lyase (PAL), γ-tocopherol methyltransferase (γ-TMT) and proline dehydrogenase (ProDH) genes, phytohormone levels such as abscisic acid (ABA), gibberellic acid (GA), indole acetic acid (IAA) and salicylic acid (SA), soluble sugars and organic acids were recorded...
January 10, 2017: Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069895/brassinosteroid-induced-transcriptional-repression-and-dephosphorylation-dependent-protein-degradation-negatively-regulate-bin2-interacting-aif2-a-br-signaling-negative-regulator-bhlh-transcription-factor
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Yoon Kim, Ji-Hye Song, Seon-U Park, You-Seung Jeong, Soo-Hwan Kim
Brassinosteroids (BRs) are plant polyhydroxy-steroids that play important roles in plant growth and development via extensive signal integration through direct interactions between regulatory components of different signaling pathways. Recent studies have shown that diverse helix-loop-helix/basic helix-loop-helix (HLH/bHLH) family proteins are actively involved in control of BR signaling pathways and interact with other signaling pathways. In this study, we show that ATBS1-INTERACTING FACTOR 2 (AIF2), a nuclear-localized atypical bHLH transcription factor, specifically interacts with BRASSINOSTEROID-INSENSITIVE 2 (BIN2) among other BR-signaling molecules...
January 9, 2017: Plant & Cell Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068433/molecular-and-functional-characterization-of-gr2-r1-event-based-backcross-derived-lines-of-golden-rice-in-the-genetic-background-of-a-mega-rice-variety-swarna
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Haritha Bollinedi, Gopala Krishnan S, Kumble Vinod Prabhu, Nagendra Kumar Singh, Sushma Mishra, Jitendra P Khurana, Ashok Kumar Singh
Homozygous Golden Rice lines developed in the background of Swarna through marker assisted backcross breeding (MABB) using transgenic GR2-R1 event as a donor for the provitamin A trait have high levels of provitamin A (up to 20 ppm) but are dwarf with pale green leaves and drastically reduced panicle size, grain number and yield as compared to the recurrent parent, Swarna. In this study, we carried out detailed morphological, biochemical and molecular characterization of these lines in a quest to identify the probable reasons for their abnormal phenotype...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067583/environmental-nitrate-signals-through-abscisic-acid-in-the-root-tip
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Jeanne M Harris, Christine A Ondzighi-Assoume
Roots respond to changes in environmental nitrate with a localized stimulation of ABA levels in the root tip. This rise in ABA levels is due to the action of ER-localized β-GLUCOSIDASE 1, which releases bioactive ABA from the inactive ABA-glucose ester. The slow rise in root tip ABA levels stimulates expression of nitrate metabolic enzymes and simultaneously activates a negative feedback loop involving the protein phosphatase, ABI2, which reduces nitrate influx via the AtNPF6.3 transceptor. The rise in root-tip localized ABA also negatively regulates expression of the SCARECROW transcription factor, thus providing a sensitive mechanism for modulating root growth in response to environmental changes...
January 9, 2017: Plant Signaling & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062593/the-ratio-of-red-light-to-far-red-light-alters-arabidopsis-axillary-bud-growth-and-abscisic-acid-signalling-before-stem-auxin-changes
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Srinidhi V Holalu, Scott A Finlayson
Arabidopsis thaliana shoot branching is inhibited by a low red light to far red light ratio (R:FR, an indicator of competition), and by loss of phytochrome B function. Prior studies have shown that phytochrome B deficiency suppresses bud growth by elevating systemic auxin signalling, and that increasing the R:FR promotes the growth of buds suppressed by low R:FR by inhibiting bud abscisic acid (ABA) accumulation and signalling. Here, systemic auxin signalling and bud ABA signalling were examined in the context of rapid bud responses to an increased R:FR...
January 6, 2017: Journal of Experimental Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059081/aba-unresponsive-snrk2-protein-kinases-regulate-mrna-decay-under-osmotic-stress-in-plants
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Fumiyuki Soma, Junro Mogami, Takuya Yoshida, Midori Abekura, Fuminori Takahashi, Satoshi Kidokoro, Junya Mizoi, Kazuo Shinozaki, Kazuko Yamaguchi-Shinozaki
Rapid changes in messenger RNA population are vital for plants to properly exert multiple adaptive responses under continuously changing stress conditions. Transcriptional activation mediated by the 'abscisic acid (ABA)-activated SnRK2 protein kinases-ABA-responsive element (ABRE)-binding proteins/ABRE-binding factors (AREB/ABFs)' signalling module is a crucial step in the expression of stress-inducible genes under osmotic stress conditions in Arabidopsis(1-4). In addition to transcriptional control, proper transcript levels of individual genes can be achieved by post-transcriptional regulation, but how this regulation functions under stress conditions and the underlying molecular mechanisms remain elusive...
January 6, 2017: Nature Plants
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056558/mechanisms-and-strategies-of-plant-defense-against-botrytis-cinerea
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Synan AbuQamar, Khaled Moustafa, Lam-Son Phan Tran
Biotic factors affect plant immune responses and plant resistance to pathogen infections. Despite the considerable progress made over the past two decades in manipulating genes, proteins and their levels from diverse sources, no complete genetic tolerance to environmental stresses has been developed so far in any crops. Plant defense response to pathogens, including Botrytis cinerea, is a complex biological process involving various changes at the biochemical, molecular (i.e. transcriptional) and physiological levels...
January 5, 2017: Critical Reviews in Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056110/selection-of-reference-genes-for-qrt-pcr-analysis-of-gene-expression-in-stipa-grandis-during-environmental-stresses
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Dongli Wan, Yongqing Wan, Qi Yang, Bo Zou, Weibo Ren, Yong Ding, Zhen Wang, Ruigang Wang, Kai Wang, Xiangyang Hou
Stipa grandis P. Smirn. is a dominant plant species in the typical steppe of the Xilingole Plateau of Inner Mongolia. Selection of suitable reference genes for the quantitative real-time reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR) is important for gene expression analysis and research into the molecular mechanisms underlying the stress responses of S. grandis. In the present study, 15 candidate reference genes (EF1 beta, ACT, GAPDH, SamDC, CUL4, CAP, SNF2, SKIP1, SKIP5, SKIP11, UBC2, UBC15, UBC17, UCH, and HERC2) were evaluated for their stability as potential reference genes for qRT-PCR under different stresses...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28055133/drought-coping-strategies-in-cotton-increased-crop-per-drop
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REVIEW
Abid Ullah, Heng Sun, Xiyan Yang, Xianlong Zhang
The growth and yield of many crops, including cotton, are affected by water deficit. Cotton has evolved drought-specific as well as general morpho-physiological, biochemical and molecular responses to drought stress, which are discussed in this review. The key physiological responses against drought stress in cotton, including stomata closing, root development, cellular adaptations, photosynthesis, abscisic acid (ABA) and jasmonic acid (JA) production, and reactive oxygen species (ROS) scavenging, have been identified by researchers...
January 5, 2017: Plant Biotechnology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054942/a-comprehensive-proteomic-survey-of-aba-induced-protein-phosphorylation-in-rice-oryza-sativa-l
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Jiehua Qiu, Yuxuan Hou, Yifeng Wang, Zhiyong Li, Juan Zhao, Xiaohong Tong, Haiyan Lin, Xiangjin Wei, Hejun Ao, Jian Zhang
abscisic acid (ABA) is a key phytohormone regulating plant development and stress response. The signal transduction of ABA largely relies on protein phosphorylation. However; little is known about the phosphorylation events occurring during ABA signaling in rice thus far. By employing a label-free; MS (Mass Spectrometry)-based phosphoproteomic approach; we identified 2271 phosphosites of young rice seedlings and their intensity dynamics in response to ABA; during which 1060 proteins were found to be differentially phosphorylated...
January 3, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049729/the-plant-hormone-abscisic-acid-is-a-pro-survival-factor-in-human-and-murine-megakaryocytes
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Alessandro Malara, Chiara Fresia, Christian Andrea Di Buduo, Paolo Maria Soprano, Francesco Moccia, Cesare Balduini, Elena Zocchi, Antonio De Flora, Alessandra Balduini
Abscisic acid (ABA) is a phytohormone involved in pivotal physiological functions in higher plants. Recently, ABA proved to be secreted and active also in mammals, where it stimulates the activity of innate immune cells, of mesenchymal and hematopoietic stem cells and of insulin-releasing pancreatic β-cells through a signaling pathway involving the second messenger cyclic ADP-ribose (cADPR). In addition to behaving as an animal hormone, ABA holds promise also as nutraceutical plant-derived compound in humans...
January 3, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046013/homologous-recombination-defective-arabidopsis-mutants-exhibit-enhanced-sensitivity-to-abscisic-acid
#15
Sujit Roy, Kali Pada Das
Abscisic acid (ABA) acts as an important plant hormone in regulating various aspects of plant growth and developmental processes particularly under abiotic stress conditions. An increased ABA level in plant cells inhibits DNA replication and cell division, causing plant growth retardation. In this study, we have investigated the effects of ABA on the growth responses of some major loss-of-function mutants of DNA double-stand break (DSB) repair genes in Arabidopsis during seed germination and early stages of seedling growth for understanding the role of ABA in the induction of genome instability in plants...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045095/improved-cold-tolerance-in-elymus-nutans-by-exogenous-application-of-melatonin-may-involve-aba-dependent-and-aba-independent-pathways
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Juanjuan Fu, Ye Wu, Yanjun Miao, Yamei Xu, Enhua Zhao, Jin Wang, Huaien Sun, Qian Liu, Yongwei Xue, Yuefei Xu, Tianming Hu
Melatonin is an important secondary messenger that plays a central role in plant growth, as well as abiotic and biotic stress tolerance. However, the underlying physiological and molecular mechanisms of melatonin-mediated cold tolerance, especially interactions between melatonin and other key molecules in the plant stress response, remain unknown. Here, the interrelation between melatonin and abscisic acid (ABA) was investigated in two genotypes of Elymus nutans Griseb., the cold-tolerant Damxung (DX) and the cold-sensitive Gannan (GN) under cold stress...
January 3, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28044345/multifaceted-role-of-cycling-dof-factor-3-cdf3-in-the-regulation-of-flowering-time-and-abiotic-stress-responses-in-arabidopsis
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Alba-Rocio Corrales, Laura Carrillo, Pilar Lasierra, Sergio G Nebauer, Jose Dominguez-Figueroa, Begoña Renau-Morata, Stephan Pollmann, Antonio Granell, Rosa-Victoria Molina, Jesús Vicente-Carbajosa, Joaquín Medina
DOF (DNA-binding with one finger)-type transcription factors are involved in many fundamental processes in higher plants, from responses to light and phytohormones to flowering time and seed maturation, but their relation with abiotic stress tolerance is largely unknown. Here, we identify the roles of CDF3, an Arabidopsis DOF gene in abiotic stress responses and developmental processes like flowering time. CDF3 is highly induced by drought, extreme temperatures and abscisic acid treatment. The CDF3 T-DNA insertion mutant cdf3-1 is much more sensitive to drought and low temperature stress, whereas CDF3 overexpression enhances the tolerance of transgenic plants to drought, cold and osmotic stress and promotes late flowering...
January 3, 2017: Plant, Cell & Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042679/does-ozone-increase-aba-levels-by-non-enzymatic-synthesis-causing-stomata-to-close
#18
Erin L McAdam, Timothy J Brodribb, Scott A M McAdam
Reactive oxygen species (ROS) are widely recognised as important regulators of stomatal aperture and plant gas exchange. The pathways through which stomata perceive ROS share many common linkages with the well characterised signalling pathway for the hormone abscisic acid (ABA), a major driver of stomatal closure. Given reports that ABA receptor mutants have no stomatal response to ozone-triggered ROS production, as well as evidence that all steps in the ABA biosynthetic pathway can be non-enzymatically converted by ROS, here we investigated the possibility that ozone closes stomata by directly converting ABA precursors to ABA...
January 1, 2017: Plant, Cell & Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039925/water-deficit-induced-changes-in-transcription-factor-expression-in-maize-seedlings
#19
Candace M Seeve, In-Jeong Cho, Leonard B Hearne, Gyan Prakash Srivastava, Trupti Joshi, Dante O Smith, Robert E Sharp, Melvin J Oliver
Plants tolerate water deficits by regulating gene networks controlling cellular and physiological traits to modify growth and development. Transcription factor (TF)-directed regulation of transcription within these gene networks is key to eliciting appropriate responses. In this study, reverse transcription quantitative PCR (RT-qPCR) was used to examine the abundance of 618 transcripts from 536 TF genes in individual root and shoot tissues of maize seedlings grown in vermiculite under well-watered (water potential of -0...
December 31, 2016: Plant, Cell & Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032995/comprehensive-profiling-of-phytohormones-in-honey-by-sequential-liquid-liquid-extraction-coupled-with-liquid-chromatography-mass-spectrometry
#20
Qing Wang, Wen-Jing Cai, Lei Yu, Jun Ding, Yu-Qi Feng
Honey exhibits various nutritional and medicinal functions, which are highly related to the active components, thus the exploration of new compounds in honey is of great importance. As honey is a by-product of flower nectar, which is rich in phytohormones, the existence of phytohormones in honeys is anticipated. In this research, a method for comprehensive profiling of 49 phytohormones in honey was developed by sequential liquid-liquid extraction (LLE) coupled with liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS)...
December 29, 2016: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
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