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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645233/adaptation-to-the-host-environment-by-plant-pathogenic-fungi
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H Charlotte van der Does, Martijn Rep
Many fungi can live both saprophytically and as endophyte or pathogen inside a living plant. In both environments, complex organic polymers are used as sources of nutrients. Propagation inside a living host also requires the ability to respond to immune responses of the host. We review current knowledge of how plant-pathogenic fungi do this. First, we look at how fungi change their global gene expression upon recognition of the host environment, leading to secretion of effectors, enzymes, and secondary metabolites; changes in metabolism; and defense against toxic compounds...
June 23, 2017: Annual Review of Phytopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643848/the-impact-of-alternative-trait-scaling-hypotheses-for-the-maximum-photosynthetic-carboxylation-rate-vcmax-on-global-gross-primary-production
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Anthony P Walker, Tristan Quaife, Peter M van Bodegom, Martin G De Kauwe, Trevor F Keenan, Joanna Joiner, Mark R Lomas, Natasha MacBean, Chongang Xu, Xiaojuan Yang, F Ian Woodward
The maximum photosynthetic carboxylation rate (Vcmax ) is an influential plant trait that has multiple scaling hypotheses, which is a source of uncertainty in predictive understanding of global gross primary production (GPP). Four trait-scaling hypotheses (plant functional type, nutrient limitation, environmental filtering, and plant plasticity) with nine specific implementations were used to predict global Vcmax distributions and their impact on global GPP in the Sheffield Dynamic Global Vegetation Model (SDGVM)...
June 23, 2017: New Phytologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642608/ocean-acidification-as-a-driver-of-community-simplification-via-the-collapse-of-higher-order-and-rise-of-lower-order-consumers
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S Vizzini, B Martínez-Crego, C Andolina, A Massa-Gallucci, S D Connell, M C Gambi
Increasing oceanic uptake of CO2 is predicted to drive ecological change as both a resource (i.e. CO2 enrichment on primary producers) and stressor (i.e. lower pH on consumers). We use the natural ecological complexity of a CO2 vent (i.e. a seagrass system) to assess the potential validity of conceptual models developed from laboratory and mesocosm research. Our observations suggest that the stressor-effect of CO2 enrichment combined with its resource-effect drives simplified food web structure of lower trophic diversity and shorter length...
June 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638397/generation-annotation-and-analysis-of-a-large-scale-expressed-sequence-tag-library-from-arabidopsis-pumila-to-explore-salt-responsive-genes
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Xianzhong Huang, Lifei Yang, Yuhuan Jin, Jun Lin, Fang Liu
Arabidopsis pumila is an ephemeral plant, and a close relative of the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana, but it possesses higher photosynthetic efficiency, higher propagation rate, and higher salinity tolerance compared to those A. thaliana, thus providing a candidate plant system for gene mining for environmental adaption and salt tolerance. However, A. pumila is an under-explored resource for understanding the genetic mechanisms underlying abiotic stress adaptation. To improve our understanding of the molecular and genetic mechanisms of salt stress adaptation, more than 19,900 clones randomly selected from a cDNA library constructed previously from leaf tissue exposed to high-salinity shock were sequenced...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633378/the-cost-of-avoiding-freezing-in-stems-trade-off-between-xylem-resistance-to-cavitation-and-supercooling-capacity-in-woody-plants
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Nadia S Arias, Fabián G Scholz, Guillermo Goldstein, Sandra J Bucci
Stems and leaves of Olea europaea L. (olive) avoid freezing damage by substantial supercooling during the winter season. Physiological changes during acclimation to low temperatures were studied in five olive cultivars. Water relations and hydraulic traits, ice nucleation temperature (INT) and temperatures resulting in 50% damage (LT50) were determined. All cultivars showed a gradual decrease in INT and LT50 from the dry and warm summer to the wet and cold winter in Patagonia, Argentina. During acclimation to low temperatures there was an increase in leaf cell wall rigidity and stomatal conductance (gs), as well as a decrease in leaf apoplastic water content, leaf water potential (Ψ), sap flow and stem hydraulic conductivity (ks)...
June 14, 2017: Tree Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633358/phylogeography-of-herbarium-specimens-of-asexually-propagated-paper-mulberry-broussonetia-papyrifera-l-l-h%C3%A3-r-ex-vent-moraceae-reveals-genetic-diversity-across-the-pacific
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Claudia Payacan, Ximena Moncada, Gloria Rojas, Andrew Clarke, Kuo-Fang Chung, Robin Allaby, Daniela Seelenfreund, Andrea Seelenfreund
Background and Aims: Paper mulberry or Broussonetia papyrifera (L.) L'Hér. ex Vent. (Moraceae) is a dioecious species native to continental South-east Asia and East Asia, including Taiwan, that was introduced to the Pacific by pre-historic voyagers and transported intentionally and propagated asexually across the full range of Austronesian expansion from Taiwan to East Polynesia. The aim of this study was to gain insight into the dispersal of paper mulberry into Oceania through the genetic analysis of herbaria samples which represent a more complete coverage of the historical geographical range of the species in the Pacific before later introductions and local extinctions occurred...
June 14, 2017: Annals of Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629185/leptadenia-reticulata-retz-wight-arn-jivanti-botanical-agronomical-phytochemical-pharmacological-and-biotechnological-aspects
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Sudipta Kumar Mohanty, Mallappa Kumara Swamy, Uma Rani Sinniah, Maniyam Anuradha
Leptadenia reticulata (Retz.) Wight & Arn. (Apocynaceae), is a traditional medicinal plant species widely used to treat various ailments such as tuberculosis, hematopoiesis, emaciation, cough, dyspnea, fever, burning sensation, night blindness, cancer, and dysentery. In Ayurveda, it is known for its revitalizing, rejuvenating, and lactogenic properties. This plant is one of the major ingredients in many commercial herbal formulations, including Speman, Envirocare, Calshakti, Antisept, and Chyawanprash. The therapeutic potential of this herb is because of the presence of diverse bioactive compounds such as α-amyrin, β-amyrin, ferulic acid, luteolin, diosmetin, rutin, β-sitosterol, stigmasterol, hentricontanol, a triterpene alcohol simiarenol, apigenin, reticulin, deniculatin, and leptaculatin...
June 19, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618303/transcriptomic-response-of-the-insect-vector-peregrinus-maidis-to-maize-mosaic-rhabdovirus-and-identification-of-conserved-responses-to-propagative-viruses-in-hopper-vectors
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Kathleen M Martin, Karen Barandoc-Alviar, Derek J Schneweis, Catherine L Stewart, Dorith Rotenberg, Anna E Whitfield
Maize mosaic virus (MMV) is a plant-pathogenic rhabdovirus that is transmitted by the corn planthopper, Peregrinus maidis, in a propagative manner. P. maidis supports long-term MMV infections with no negative effects on insect performance. To elucidate whole-body transcriptome responses to virus infection, RNA-Seq was used to examine differential gene expression of virus-infected adult insects, and libraries were prepared from replicated groups of virus-exposed insects and non-exposed insects. From the 68,003 de novo-assembled transcripts, 144 were differentially-expressed (DE) during viral infection with comparable numbers up- and down-regulated...
June 12, 2017: Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611021/secrets-of-the-forest-volatiles-first-discovered-in-pine-trees-propagate-defense-signals-within-and-between-plants
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Kathleen L Farquharson
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 13, 2017: Plant Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597446/ontogenetic-characterization-of-sporangium-and-spore-of-huperzia-serrata-an-anti-aging-disease-fern
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Hua Long, Jing Li, You-You Li, De-Yu Xie, Qing-Zhong Peng, Li Li
BACKGROUND: Huperzia serrata is a medicinal plant used in Traditional Chinese Medicine, which has been used to prevent against aging diseases. It is mainly propagated by spores and grows extremely slowly. Due to severe harvest, it is a highly endangered species. In this report, we characterize ontogenesis of sporangia and spores that are associated with propagation. A wild population of H. serrata plants is localized in western Hunan province, China and protected by Chinese Government to study its development (e...
December 2016: Botanical Studies (Taipei, Taiwan)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597418/influence-of-led-light-spectra-on-in-vitro-somatic-embryogenesis-and-lc-ms-analysis-of-chlorogenic-acid-and-rutin-in-peucedanum-japonicum-thunb-a-medicinal-herb
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Chia-Chen Chen, Dinesh Chandra Agrawal, Maw-Rong Lee, Ren-Jye Lee, Chao-Lin Kuo, Chi-Rei Wu, Hsin-Sheng Tsay, Hung-Chi Chang
BACKGROUND: Peucedanum japonicum Thunb, an important medicinal herb is reported to possess pharmacological properties such as anti-obesity, anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, anti-diabetic and anti-platelet aggregation. The present study aimed to develop an in vitro plant regeneration system of P. japonicum via somatic embryogenesis and to analyse chlorogenic acid and rutin contents in a few commercially available plant products of P. japonicum in Japan and Taiwan markets, and tissue culture plants derived from somatic embryos...
December 2016: Botanical Studies (Taipei, Taiwan)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597370/micropropagation-of-ajuga-species-a-mini-review
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REVIEW
Han Yong Park, Doo Hwan Kim, Iyyakkannu Sivanesan
The genus Ajuga L., belonging to Lamiaceae family, is widespread. The demand for Ajuga species has risen sharply because of their medicinal, ornamental, and pharmacological properties. These wide-ranging plants are being rapidly depleted due to over-collection for ornamental and medicinal purposes, as well as by habitat destruction and deforestation. Ajuga boninsimae, A. bracteosa, A. ciliate, A. genevensis, A. incisa, A. makinoi, A. multiflora, A. pyramidalis, A. shikotanensis, A. reptans, and A. vestita are categorized and protected as endangered plants...
June 8, 2017: Biotechnology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594267/a-plant-pathogenic-bacterium-exploits-the-tricarboxylic-acid-cycle-metabolic-pathway-of-its-insect-vector
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Nabil Killiny, Yasser Nehela, Faraj Hijaz, Christopher I Vincent
Huanglongbing in citrus is caused by a phloem-limited, uncultivable, gram-negative α-proteobacterium, Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus (CLas). CLas is transmitted by the phloem-sucking insect, Diaphorina citri (Hemiptera: Liviidae), in a persistent, circulative, and propagative manner. In this study, we investigated the metabolomic and respiration rates changes in D. citri upon infection with CLas using gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) and gas exchange analysis. The level of glycine, L-serine, L-threonine, and gamma-amino butyric acid were higher in CLas-infected D...
June 8, 2017: Virulence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592953/efficient-transmission-and-propagation-of-tomato-chlorosis-virus-by-simple-single-leaflet-grafting
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Huin Lee, Mi-Kyeong Kim, Hong-Soo Choi, Jin-Ho Kang, Ho-Jong Ju, Jang-Kyun Seo
Tomato chlorosis virus (ToCV), a member of the genus Crinivirus, has caused an epidemic disease in tomato worldwide. ToCV is phloem-limited and transmitted by whiteflies in a semi-persistent manner, but not by mechanical inoculation. Experimental propagation of ToCV has been performed primarily by using whitefly-mediated inoculation. To develop a simple and convenient method for transmission of ToCV, we investigated grafting single-leaflets from tomato plants infected with ToCV to recipient tomato seedlings...
June 2017: Plant Pathology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578707/meristem-culture-and-subsequent-micropropagation-of-chilean-strawberry-fragaria-chiloensis-l-duch
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Karla A Quiroz, Miguel Berríos, Basilio Carrasco, Jorge B Retamales, Peter D S Caligari, Rolando García-Gonzáles
BACKGROUND: Vegetative propagation of Fragaria sp. is traditionally carried out using stolons. This system of propagation, in addition to being slow, can spread plant diseases, particularly serious being viral. In vitro culture of meristems and the establishment of micropropagation protocols are important tools for solving these problems. In recent years, considerable effort has been made to develop in vitro propagation of the commercial strawberry in order to produce virus-free plants of high quality...
June 2, 2017: Biological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578196/organic-compounds-stimulate-horizontal-transfer-of-antibiotic-resistance-genes-in-mixed-wastewater-treatment-systems
#16
Ya-Nan Jiao, Hong Chen, Rui-Xia Gao, Yong-Guan Zhu, Christopher Rensing
Domestic wastewater treatment plants as a reservoir of antibiotic resistance genes (ARGs) have received much attention, but the effect of dyes on the propagation of ARGs has rarely been investigated. In this study, we investigated the differences in distributions of ARGs and microbial communities using high-throughput qPCR and 16S rRNA gene sequencing, respectively, between mixed (dyeing and domestic) wastewater and domestic sewage. The relative abundance of ARGs in inflows of mixed wastewater (IW2 and IW3) was higher than that of domestic wastewater (IW1)...
May 27, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28562684/bottles-to-trees-plastic-beverage-bottles-as-an-alternative-nursery-growing-container-for-reforestation-in-developing-countries
#17
Safiullah Khurram, Owen T Burney, Robert C Morrissey, Douglass F Jacobs
Reforestation is needed globally to help restore degraded sites, combat desertification, protect watersheds, and provide forest products. This involves planting forest tree seedlings grown in local nurseries, but technologies to produce quality seedlings are lacking in developing countries. Modern nursery containers used to propagate seedlings have internal-surface barriers (ribs or ridges) or side-slits to prevent root spiraling. These are cost prohibitive or unavailable in developing countries and so polybags (plastic bags) are more commonly used, despite their tendency to produce seedlings with deformed root systems that have less potential to establish on field sites...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28555003/flowering-locus-t-triggers-early-and-fertile-flowering-in-glasshouse-cassava-manihot-esculenta-crantz
#18
Simon E Bull, Adrian Alder, Cristina Barsan, Mathias Kohler, Lars Hennig, Wilhelm Gruissem, Hervé Vanderschuren
Accelerated breeding of plant species has the potential to help challenge environmental and biochemical cues to support global crop security. We demonstrate the over-expression of ArabidopsisFLOWERING LOCUS T in Agrobacterium-mediated transformed cassava (Manihot esculenta Crantz; cultivar 60444) to trigger early flowering in glasshouse-grown plants. An event seldom seen in a glasshouse environment, precocious flowering and mature inflorescence were obtained within 4-5 months from planting of stem cuttings...
May 27, 2017: Plants (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28553309/the-tor-pathway-is-involved-in-adventitious-root-formation-in-arabidopsis-and-potato
#19
Kexuan Deng, Pan Dong, Wanjing Wang, Li Feng, Fangjie Xiong, Kai Wang, Shumin Zhang, Shun Feng, Bangjun Wang, Jiankui Zhang, Maozhi Ren
In the agriculture industry, adventitious root formation is a core issue of plants asexual propagation. However, the underlying molecular mechanism of adventitious root formation is far beyond understanding. In present study we found that target of rapamycin (TOR) signaling plays a key role in adventitious root formation in potato and Arabidopsis. The core components of TOR complex including TOR, RAPTOR, and LST8 are highly conserved in potato, but the seedlings of potato are insensitive to rapamycin, implying FK506 Binding Protein 12 KD (FKBP12) lost the function to bridge the interaction of rapamycin and TOR in potato...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28553301/ralstonia-solanacearum-and-r-pseudosolanacearum-on-eucalyptus-opportunists-or-primary-pathogens
#20
Teresa A Coutinho, Michael J Wingfield
Ralstonia solanacearum and R. pseudosolanacearum are well known primary pathogens of herbaceous crops. Reports of wilt caused by these pathogens in tree species are limited other than on Eucalyptus species. Despite the widespread occurrence of so-called bacterial wilt on eucalypts in tropical and sub-tropical parts of Africa, Asia, and the Americas, there remain many contradictions relating to the disease. Our field observations over many years in most regions where the disease occurs on Eucalyptus show that it is always associated with trees that have been subjected to severe stress...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
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