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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107453/stress-marker-signatures-in-lesion-mimic-single-and-double-mutants-identify-a-crucial-leaf-age-dependent-salicylic-acid-related-defense-signal
#1
Eve Kaurilind, Mikael Brosché
Plants are exposed to abiotic and biotic stress conditions throughout their lifespans that activates various defense programs. Programmed cell death (PCD) is an extreme defense strategy the plant uses to manage unfavorable environments as well as during developmentally induced senescence. Here we investigated the role of leaf age on the regulation of defense gene expression in Arabidopsis thaliana. Two lesion mimic mutants with misregulated cell death, catalase2 (cat2) and defense no death1 (dnd1) were used together with several double mutants to dissect signaling pathways regulating defense gene expression associated with cell death and leaf age...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107001/systemic-stress-and-recovery-patterns-of-rice-roots-in-response-to-graphene-oxide-nanosheets
#2
Qixing Zhou, Xiangang Hu
The interactions between nanomaterials and plants have attracted increasing attention. However, the systemic stress and recovery patterns of plants in response to nanomaterials and the connections between the molecular responses and phenotypes remain unclear. Herein, rice was exposed to graphene oxide (GO) nanosheets at 0.01-1 mg/L for 7 days under hydroponic exposure, followed by a 7-day post-exposure (GO-free). The significant upregulation (p<0.05) of phenylalanine metabolism, secondary metabolism and heme peroxidase reflected the stress and recovery patterns of rice roots exposed to GO...
January 20, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106141/mycorrhizal-trifoliate-orange-has-greater-root-adaptation-of-morphology-and-phytohormones-in-response-to-drought-stress
#3
Ying-Ning Zou, Peng Wang, Chun-Yan Liu, Qiu-Dan Ni, De-Jian Zhang, Qiang-Sheng Wu
Plant roots are the first parts of plants to face drought stress (DS), and thus root modification is important for plants to adapt to drought. We hypothesized that the roots of arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM) plants exhibit better adaptation in terms of morphology and phytohormones under DS. Trifoliate orange seedlings inoculated with Diversispora versiformis were subjected to well-watered (WW) and DS conditions for 6 weeks. AM seedlings exhibited better growth performance and significantly greater number of 1(st), 2(nd), and 3(rd) order lateral roots, root length, area, average diameter, volume, tips, forks, and crossings than non-AM seedlings under both WW and DS conditions...
January 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106116/overexpression-of-mosm1-encoding-for-an-immunity-inducing-protein-from-magnaporthe-oryzae-in-rice-confers-broad-spectrum-resistance-against-fungal-and-bacterial-diseases
#4
Yongbo Hong, Yayun Yang, Huijuan Zhang, Lei Huang, Dayong Li, Fengming Song
Potential of MoSM1, encoding for a cerato-platanin protein from Magnaporthe oryzae, in improvement of rice disease resistance was examined. Transient expression of MoSM1 in rice leaves initiated hypersensitive response and upregulated expression of defense genes. When transiently expressed in tobacco leaves, MoSM1 targeted to plasma membrane. The MoSM1-overexpressing (MoSM1-OE) transgenic rice lines showed an improved resistance, as revealed by the reduced disease severity and decreased in planta pathogen growth, against 2 strains belonging to two different races of M...
January 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102548/the-shade-avoidance-syndrome-multiple-signals-and-ecological-consequences
#5
REVIEW
Carlos L Ballaré, Ronald Pierik
Plants use photoreceptor proteins to detect the proximity of other plants and to activate adaptive responses. Of these photoreceptors, phytochrome B (phyB), which is sensitive to changes in the red (R) to far-red (FR) ratio of sunlight, is the one that has been studied in greatest detail. The molecular connections between the proximity signal (low R:FR) and a model physiological response (increased elongation growth) have now been mapped in considerable detail in Arabidopsis seedlings. We briefly review our current understanding of these connections, and discuss recent progress in establishing the roles of other photoreceptors in regulating growth-related pathways in response to competition cues...
January 19, 2017: Plant, Cell & Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098179/a-salivary-ef-hand-calcium-binding-protein-of-the-brown-planthopper-nilaparvata-lugens-functions-as-an-effector-for-defense-responses-in-rice
#6
Wenfeng Ye, Haixin Yu, Yukun Jian, Jiamei Zeng, Rui Ji, Hongdan Chen, Yonggen Lou
The brown planthopper (BPH), Nilaparvata lugens (Stål) (Hemiptera: Delphacidae), a major pest of rice in Asia, is able to successfully puncture sieve tubes in rice with its piercing stylet and then to ingest phloem sap. How BPH manages to continuously feed on rice remains unclear. Here, we cloned the gene NlSEF1, which is highly expressed in the salivary glands of BPH. The NlSEF1 protein has EF-hand Ca(2+)-binding activity and can be secreted into rice plants when BPH feed. Infestation of rice by BPH nymphs whose NlSEF1 was knocked down elicited higher levels of Ca(2+) and H2O2 but not jasmonic acid, jasmonoyl-isoleucine (JA-Ile) and SA in rice than did infestation by control nymphs; Consistently, wounding plus the recombination protein NlSEF1 suppressed the production of H2O2 in rice...
January 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097691/oilseed-rape-nac56-transcription-factor-modulates-reactive-oxygen-species-accumulation-and-hypersensitive-response-like-cell-death
#7
Qinqin Chen, Fangfang Niu, Jingli Yan, Bisi Chen, Feifei Wu, Xiaohua Guo, Bo Yang, Yuan-Qing Jiang
The NAC (NAM, ATAF1/2, CUC2) transcription factor gene family is plant-specific and plays diverse roles in development and responses to abiotic stresses and pathogen challenge. Oilseed rape (Brassica napus) or canola is an important oil crop worldwide, however, the function of NAC genes in it remains largely elusive. Here, we identified and characterized the NAC56 gene isolated from oilseed rape. Expression of BnaNAC56 was induced by abscisic acid (ABA), jasmonic acid (JA), methyl viologen (MV) and a necrotrophic fungal pathogen Sclerotinia sclerotiorum, but repressed by cold...
January 18, 2017: Physiologia Plantarum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094274/folivory-elicits-a-strong-defense-reaction-in-catharanthus-roseus-metabolomic-and-transcriptomic-analyses-reveal-distinct-local-and-systemic-responses
#8
Thomas Dugé de Bernonville, Inês Carqueijeiro, Arnaud Lanoue, Florent Lafontaine, Paloma Sánchez Bel, Franziska Liesecke, Karine Musset, Audrey Oudin, Gaëlle Glévarec, Olivier Pichon, Sébastien Besseau, Marc Clastre, Benoit St-Pierre, Victor Flors, Stéphane Maury, Elisabeth Huguet, Sarah E O'Connor, Vincent Courdavault
Plants deploy distinct secondary metabolisms to cope with environment pressure and to face bio-aggressors notably through the production of biologically active alkaloids. This metabolism-type is particularly elaborated in Catharanthus roseus that synthesizes more than a hundred different monoterpene indole alkaloids (MIAs). While the characterization of their biosynthetic pathway now reaches completion, still little is known about the role of MIAs during biotic attacks. As a consequence, we developed a new plant/herbivore interaction system by challenging C...
January 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079456/overexpression-of-tify-genes-promotes-plant-growth-in-rice-through-jasmonate-signaling
#9
Makoto Hakata, Masayuki Muramatsu, Hidemitsu Nakamura, Naho Hara, Miho Kishimoto, Keiko Iida-Okada, Mariko Kajikawa, Naoko Imai-Toki, Seiichi Toki, Yoshiaki Nagamura, Hiromoto Yamakawa, Hiroaki Ichikawa
Because environmental stress can reduce crop growth and yield, the identification of genes that enhance agronomic traits is increasingly important. Previous screening of full-length cDNA overexpressing (FOX) rice lines revealed that OsTIFY11b, one of 20 TIFY proteins in rice, affects plant size, grain weight, and grain size. Therefore, we analyzed the effect of OsTIFY11b and nine other TIFY genes on the growth and yield of corresponding TIFY-FOX lines. Regardless of temperature, grain weight and culm length were enhanced in lines overexpressing TIFY11 subfamily genes, except OsTIFY11e...
January 12, 2017: Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069779/jasmonate-signaling-and-manipulation-by-pathogens-and-insects
#10
REVIEW
Li Zhang, Feng Zhang, Maeli Melotto, Jian Yao, Sheng Yang He
Plants synthesize jasmonates (JAs) in response to developmental cues or environmental stresses, in order to coordinate plant growth, development or defense against pathogens and herbivores. Perception of pathogen or herbivore attack promotes synthesis of jasmonoyl-L-isoleucine (JA-Ile), which binds to the COI1-JAZ receptor, triggering the degradation of JAZ repressors and induction of transcriptional reprogramming associated with plant defense. Interestingly, some virulent pathogens have evolved various strategies to manipulate JA signaling to facilitate their exploitation of plant hosts...
January 9, 2017: Journal of Experimental Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069610/an-incoherent-feed-forward-loop-mediates-robustness-and-tunability-in-a-plant-immune-network
#11
Akira Mine, Tatsuya Nobori, Maria C Salazar-Rondon, Thomas M Winkelmüller, Shajahan Anver, Dieter Becker, Kenichi Tsuda
Immune signaling networks must be tunable to alleviate fitness costs associated with immunity and, at the same time, robust against pathogen interferences. How these properties mechanistically emerge in plant immune signaling networks is poorly understood. Here, we discovered a molecular mechanism by which the model plant species Arabidopsis thaliana achieves robust and tunable immunity triggered by the microbe-associated molecular pattern, flg22. Salicylic acid (SA) is a major plant immune signal molecule...
January 9, 2017: EMBO Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067270/osmyc2-an-essential-factor-for-ja-inductive-sakuranetin-production-in-rice-interacts-with-myc2-like-proteins-that-enhance-its-transactivation-ability
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Satoshi Ogawa, Koji Miyamoto, Keiichirou Nemoto, Tatsuya Sawasaki, Hisakazu Yamane, Hideaki Nojiri, Kazunori Okada
Biosynthesis of sakuranetin, a flavonoid anti-fungal phytoalexin that occurs in rice, is highly dependent on jasmonic acid (JA) signalling and induced by a variety of environmental stimuli. We previously identified OsNOMT, which encodes naringenin 7-O-methyltransferase (NOMT); NOMT is a key enzyme for sakuranetin production. Although OsNOMT expression is induced by JA treatment, the regulation mechanism that activates the biosynthetic pathway of sakuranetin has not yet been elucidated. In this study, we show that JA-inducible basic helix-loop-helix transcriptional factor OsMYC2 drastically enhances the activity of the OsNOMT promoter and is essential for JA-inducible sakuranetin production...
January 9, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067238/jasmonate-response-decay-and-defense-metabolite-accumulation-contributes-to-age-regulated-dynamics-of-plant-insect-resistance
#13
Ying-Bo Mao, Yao-Qian Liu, Dian-Yang Chen, Fang-Yan Chen, Xin Fang, Gao-Jie Hong, Ling-Jian Wang, Jia-Wei Wang, Xiao-Ya Chen
Immunity deteriorates with age in animals but comparatively little is known about the temporal regulation of plant resistance to herbivores. The phytohormone jasmonate (JA) is a key regulator of plant insect defense. Here, we show that the JA response decays progressively in Arabidopsis. We show that this decay is regulated by the miR156-targeted SQUAMOSA PROMOTER BINDING PROTEIN-LIKE9 (SPL9) group of proteins, which can interact with JA ZIM-domain (JAZ) proteins, including JAZ3. As SPL9 levels gradually increase, JAZ3 accumulates and the JA response is attenuated...
January 9, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065923/reduced-susceptibility-of-tomato-stem-to-the-necrotrophic-fungus-botrytis-cinerea-is-associated-with-a-specific-adjustment-of-fructose-content-in-the-host-sugar-pool
#14
François Lecompte, Philippe C Nicot, Julie Ripoll, Manzoor A Abro, Astrid K Raimbault, Félicie Lopez-Lauri, Nadia Bertin
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Plant soluble sugars, as main components of primary metabolism, are thought to be implicated in defence against pathogenic fungi. However, the function of sucrose and hexoses remains unclear. This study aimed to identify robust patterns in the dynamics of soluble sugars in sink tissues of tomato plants during the course of infection by the necrotrophic fungus Botrytis cinerea Distinct roles for glucose and fructose in defence against B. cinerea were hypothesized. METHODS: We examined sugar contents and defence hormonal markers in tomato stem tissues before and after infection by B...
January 8, 2017: Annals of Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061745/large-scale-transcriptome-comparison-of-sunflower-genes-responsive-to-verticillium-dahliae
#15
Shuchun Guo, Yongchun Zuo, Yanfang Zhang, Chengyan Wu, Wenxia Su, Wen Jin, Haifeng Yu, Yulin An, Qianzhong Li
BACKGROUND: Sunflower Verticillium wilt (SVW) is a vascular disease caused by root infection with Verticillium dahliae (V. dahlia). It is a serious threat to the yield and quality of sunflower. However, chemical and agronomic measures for controlling this disease are not effective. The selection of more resistant genotypes is a desirable strategy to reduce contamination. A deeper knowledge of the molecular mechanisms and genetic basis underlying sunflower Verticillium wilt is necessary to accelerate breeding progress...
January 6, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059067/viral-effector-protein-manipulates-host-hormone-signaling-to-attract-insect-vectors
#16
Dewei Wu, Tiancong Qi, Wan-Xiang Li, Haixia Tian, Hua Gao, Jiaojiao Wang, Jin Ge, Ruifeng Yao, Chunmei Ren, Xian-Bing Wang, Yule Liu, Le Kang, Shou-Wei Ding, Daoxin Xie
Some plant and animal pathogens can manipulate their hosts to cause them to release odors that are attractive to the pathogens' arthropod vectors. However, the molecular mechanism underlying this process is largely unexplored, and the specific effectors the pathogens employ as well as the pathways within the hosts they target are currently unknown. Here we reveal that the aphid-borne cucumber mosaic virus (CMV) employs its 2b protein, a well-characterized viral suppressor of host RNA interference (VSR), to target the host's jasmonate (JA) hormone pathway, thus acting as a viral inducer of host attractiveness to insect vectors (VIA)...
January 6, 2017: Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056558/mechanisms-and-strategies-of-plant-defense-against-botrytis-cinerea
#17
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
#18
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
#19
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/28051152/arabidopsis-cbf3-and-dellas-positively-regulate-each-other-in-response-to-low-temperature
#20
Mingqi Zhou, Hu Chen, Donghui Wei, Hong Ma, Juan Lin
The C-repeat binding factor (CBF) is crucial for regulation of cold response in higher plants. In Arabidopsis, the mechanism of CBF3-caused growth retardation is still unclear. Our present work shows that CBF3 shares the similar repression of bioactive gibberellin (GA) as well as upregulation of DELLA proteins with CBF1 and -2. Genetic analysis reveals that DELLAs play an essential role in growth reduction mediated by CBF1, -2, -3 genes. The in vivo and in vitro evidences demonstrate that GA2-oxidase 7 gene is a novel CBF3 regulon...
January 4, 2017: Scientific Reports
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