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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738069/inoculation-effects-on-root-colonizing-arbuscular-mycorrhizal-fungal-communities-spread-beyond-directly-inoculated-plants
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Martina Janoušková, Karol Krak, Miroslav Vosátka, David Püschel, Helena Štorchová
Inoculation with arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) may improve plant performance at disturbed sites, but inoculation may also suppress root colonization by native AMF and decrease the diversity of the root-colonizing AMF community. This has been shown for the roots of directly inoculated plants, but little is known about the stability of inoculation effects, and to which degree the inoculant and the inoculation-induced changes in AMF community composition spread into newly emerging seedlings that were not in direct contact with the introduced propagules...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721618/biological-nanopesticides-a-greener-approach-towards-the-mosquito-vector-control
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Prabhakar Mishra, Brij Kishore Tyagi, Natarajan Chandrasekaran, Amitava Mukherjee
Mosquitoes, being a vector for some potentially dreadful diseases, pose a considerable threat to people all around the world. The control over the growth and propagation of mosquitoes comprises conventional pesticides, insect growth regulators and other microbial control agents. However, the usage of these common chemicals and conventional pesticides eventually has a negative impact on human health as well as the environment, which therefore becomes a major concern. The lacuna allows nanotechnology to come into action and exploit nanopesticides...
July 18, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713636/ranking-causal-anomalies-via-temporal-and-dynamical-analysis-on-vanishing-correlations
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Wei Cheng, Kai Zhang, Haifeng Chen, Guofei Jiang, Zhengzhang Chen, Wei Wang
Modern world has witnessed a dramatic increase in our ability to collect, transmit and distribute real-time monitoring and surveillance data from large-scale information systems and cyber-physical systems. Detecting system anomalies thus attracts significant amount of interest in many fields such as security, fault management, and industrial optimization. Recently, invariant network has shown to be a powerful way in characterizing complex system behaviours. In the invariant network, a node represents a system component and an edge indicates a stable, significant interaction between two components...
August 2016: KDD: Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713395/economic-and-environmental-assessment-of-seed-and-rhizome-propagated-miscanthus-in-the-uk
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Astley Hastings, Michal Mos, Jalil A Yesufu, Jon McCalmont, Kai Schwarz, Reza Shafei, Chris Ashman, Chris Nunn, Heinrich Schuele, Salvatore Cosentino, Giovanni Scalici, Danilo Scordia, Moritz Wagner, John Clifton-Brown
Growth in planted areas of Miscanthus for biomass in Europe has stagnated since 2010 due to technical challenges, economic barriers and environmental concerns. These limitations need to be overcome before biomass production from Miscanthus can expand to several million hectares. In this paper, we consider the economic and environmental effects of introducing seed based hybrids as an alternative to clonal M. x giganteus (Mxg). The impact of seed based propagation and novel agronomy was compared with current Mxg cultivation and used in 10 commercially relevant, field scale experiments planted between 2012 and 2014 in the United Kingdom, Germany, and Ukraine...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711950/mathematical-models-of-electrical-activity-in-plants
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Ekaterina Sukhova, Elena Akinchits, Vladimir Sukhov
Electrical activity plays an important role in plant life; in particular, electrical responses can participate in the reception of the action of stressors (local electrical responses and oscillations) and signal transduction into unstimulated parts of the plant (action potential, variation potential and system potential). Understanding the mechanisms of electrical responses and subsequent changes in physiological processes and the prediction of plant responses to stressors requires the elaboration of mathematical models of electrical activity in plant organisms...
July 15, 2017: Journal of Membrane Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696316/light-mediated-self-organization-of-sunflower-stands-increases-oil-yield-in-the-field
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Mónica López Pereira, Victor O Sadras, William Batista, Jorge J Casal, Antonio J Hall
Here, we show a unique crop response to intraspecific interference, whereby neighboring sunflower plants in a row avoid each other by growing toward a more favorable light environment and collectively increase production per unit land area. In high-density stands, a given plant inclined toward one side of the interrow space, and the immediate neighbors inclined in the opposite direction. This process started early as an incipient inclination of pioneer plants, and the arrangement propagated gradually as a "wave" of alternate inclination that persisted until maturity...
July 10, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685479/neoteric-trends-in-tissue-culture-mediated-biotechnology-of-indian-ipecac-tylophora-indica-burm-f-merrill
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Saikat Gantait, Suprabuddha Kundu
Tylophora indica (Burm. f.) Merrill, an ethno-pharmacologically important perennial climber of Asclepiadaceae, is commonly known as Antamul or Indian ipecac. It is essentially accredited for its medicinal properties owing to its wide range of alkaloids in the form of bioactive secondary metabolites, such as tylophorine, tylophorinine, and tylophorinidine. Accelerated mass propagation of Tylophora is challenging because of its reduced seed germination frequency that consequently headed the pursuit for efficient protocols on in vitro propagation for the large-scale regeneration, conservation as well as sustainable supply of quality propagules...
July 2017: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684434/optical-measurement-of-stem-xylem-vulnerability
#8
Timothy John Brodribb, Marc Carriqui, Sylvain Delzon, Christopher Lucani
The vulnerability of plant water transport tissues to a loss of function by cavitation during water stress is a key indicator of the survival capabilities of plant species during drought. Quantifying this important metric has been greatly advanced by non-invasive techniques that allow embolisms to be directly viewed in the vascular system. Here we present a new method for evaluating the spatial and temporal propagation of embolising bubbles in the stem xylem during imposed water stress. We demonstrate how the "optical method", previously used in leaves, can be adapted to measure the xylem vulnerability of stems...
July 6, 2017: Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683084/an-essential-role-for-the-vast-domain-of-the-arabidopsis-vad1-protein-in-the-regulation-of-defense-and-cell-death-in-response-to-pathogens
#9
Mehdi Khafif, Claudine Balagué, Carine Huard-Chauveau, Dominique Roby
Several regulators of programmed cell death (PCD) have been identified in plants which encode proteins with putative lipid-binding domains. Among them, VAD1 (Vascular Associated Death) contains a novel protein domain called VASt (VAD1 analog StAR-related lipid transfer) still uncharacterized. The Arabidopsis mutant vad1-1 has been shown to exhibit a lesion mimic phenotype with light-conditional appearance of propagative hypersensitive response-like lesions along the vascular system, associated with defense gene expression and increased resistance to Pseudomonas strains...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678349/construction-of-a-multi-control-sterility-system-for-a-maize-male-sterile-line-and-hybrid-seed-production-based-on-the-zmms7-gene-encoding-a-phd-finger-transcription-factor
#10
Danfeng Zhang, Suowei Wu, Xueli An, Ke Xie, Yan Zhou, Liwen Xu, Wen Fang, Shensi Liu, Shuangshuang Liu, Taotao Zhu, Jinping Li, Liqun Rao, Jiuran Zhao, Xiangyuan Wan
Although hundreds of genetic male sterility (GMS) mutants have been identified in maize, few are commercially used due to a lack of effective methods to produce large quantities of pure male-sterile seeds. Here, we develop a multi-control sterility (MCS) system based on the maize male sterility 7 (ms7) mutant and its wild-type Zea mays Male sterility 7 (ZmMs7) gene via a transgenic strategy, leading to the utilization of GMS in hybrid seed production. ZmMs7 is isolated by a map-based cloning approach, and encodes a PHD-finger transcription factor orthologous to rice PTC1 and Arabidopsis MS1...
July 5, 2017: Plant Biotechnology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674551/high-mir156-expression-is-required-for-auxin-induced-adventitious-root-formation-via-mxspl26-independent-of-pins-and-arfs-in-malus-xiaojinensis
#11
Xiaozhao Xu, Xu Li, Xingwang Hu, Ting Wu, Yi Wang, Xuefeng Xu, Xinzhong Zhang, Zhenhai Han
Adventitious root formation is essential for the vegetative propagation of perennial woody plants. During the juvenile-to-adult phase change mediated by the microRNA156 (miR156), the adventitious rooting ability decreases dramatically in many species, including apple rootstocks. However, the mechanism underlying how miR156 affects adventitious root formation is unclear. In the present study, we showed that in the presence of the synthetic auxin indole-3-butyric acid (IBA), semi-lignified leafy cuttings from juvenile phase (Mx-J) and rejuvenated (Mx-R) Malus xiaojinensis trees exhibited significantly higher expression of miR156, PIN-FORMED1 (PIN1), PIN10, and rootless concerning crown and seminal roots-like (RTCS-like) genes, thus resulting in higher adventitious rooting ability than those from adult phase (Mx-A) trees...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666198/decision-making-criteria-for-plant-species-selection-for-phytostabilization-issues-of-biodiversity-and-functionality
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Ahlem Ellili, Jacques Rabier, Pascale Prudent, Marie-Dominique Salducci, Alma Heckenroth, Mokhtar Lachaâl, Isabelle Laffont-Schwob
In polluted protected areas, using phytoremediation raises the question of the choice of the plant species to select. As an example, Atriplex halimus has been identified as a proliferative plant species that needs to be eradicated in the Calanques National Park (PNCal). Since it has been proven that the spontaneous populations of this plant species could phytostabilize shore waste deposits generated by past industrial activities within the PNCal territory, its status seems controversial, presenting a dilemma between biodiversity management of a protected area and ecological solutions for pollution management...
June 27, 2017: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28661469/systemic-propagation-of-a-fluorescent-infectious-clone-of-a-polerovirus-following-inoculation-by-agrobacteria-and-aphids
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Sylvaine Boissinot, Elodie Pichon, Céline Sorin, Céline Piccini, Danièle Scheidecker, Véronique Ziegler-Graff, Véronique Brault
A fluorescent viral clone of the polerovirus Turnip yellows virus (TuYV) was engineered by introducing the Enhanced Green Fluorescent Protein (EGFP) sequence into the non-structural domain sequence of the readthrough protein, a minor capsid protein. The resulting recombinant virus, referred to as TuYV-RTGFP, was infectious in several plant species when delivered by agroinoculation and invaded efficiently non-inoculated leaves. As expected for poleroviruses, which infect only phloem cells, the fluorescence emitted by TuYV-RTGFP was restricted to the vasculature of infected plants...
June 29, 2017: Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28661144/redfield-treatment-of-multipathway-electron-transfer-in-artificial-photosynthetic-systems
#14
Daniel D Powell, Michael R Wasielewski, Mark A Ratner
Coherence effects on electron transfer in a series of symmetric and asymmetric two-, three-, four-, and five-site molecular model systems for photosystem I in cyanobacteria and green plants were studied. The total site energies of the electronic Hamiltonian were calculated using the density functional theory (DFT) formalism and included the zero point vibrational energies of the electron donors and acceptors. Site energies and couplings were calculated using a polarizable continuum model to represent various solvent environments, and the site-to-site couplings were calculated using fragment charge difference methods at the DFT level of theory...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28656705/do-chemical-agents-transported-by-xylem-mass-flow-propagate-variation-potentials
#15
Matthew J Evans, Richard J Morris
Long-distance signalling is important for coordinating plant responses to the environment. Variation potentials are a type of long-distance electrical signal that are generated in plants in response to wounding or flaming. Unlike self-propagating action potentials, variation potentials can be measured beyond regions of dead or chemically treated tissue that block signal generation, suggesting a different mode of propagation. Two alternative propagation mechanisms have been proposed: movement of a chemical agent and a pressure wave through the vasculature...
June 27, 2017: Plant Journal: for Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650458/duplicated-pollen-pistil-recognition-loci-control-intraspecific-unilateral-incompatibility-in-brassica-rapa
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Yoshinobu Takada, Kohji Murase, Hiroko Shimosato-Asano, Takahiro Sato, Honoka Nakanishi, Keita Suwabe, Kentaro K Shimizu, Yong Pyo Lim, Seiji Takayama, Go Suzuki, Masao Watanabe
In plants, cell-cell recognition is a crucial step in the selection of optimal pairs of gametes to achieve successful propagation of progeny. Flowering plants have evolved various genetic mechanisms, mediated by cell-cell recognition, to enable their pistils to reject self-pollen, thus preventing inbreeding and the consequent reduced fitness of progeny (self-incompatibility, SI), and to reject foreign pollen from other species, thus maintaining species identity (interspecific incompatibility)(1). In the genus Brassica, the SI system is regulated by an S-haplotype-specific interaction between a stigma-expressed female receptor (S receptor kinase, SRK) and a tapetum cell-expressed male ligand (S locus protein 11, SP11), encoded by their respective polymorphic genes at the S locus(2-6)...
June 26, 2017: Nature Plants
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645233/adaptation-to-the-host-environment-by-plant-pathogenic-fungi
#17
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
#18
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
#19
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
#20
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
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