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Cunquan Yuan, Sagheer Ahmad, Tangren Cheng, Jia Wang, Huitang Pan, Liangjun Zhao, Qixiang Zhang
Single-flower cut Chrysanthemum ( Dendranthema grandiflorum 'Jinba') holds a unique status in global floriculture industry. However, the extensive axillary bud outgrowth presents a major drawback. Shade is an environment cue that inhibits shoot branching. Present study was aimed at investigating the effect of ratio of red to far-red light (R:FR) in regulating the lateral bud outgrowth of Chrysanthemum and the detailed mechanism. Results showed that the fate of axillary buds at specific positions in stem exhibited difference in response to R:FR...
May 28, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
Tilak Saha, Biswanath Chakraborty, Sayak Das, Nagendra Thakur, Ranadhir Chakraborty
A Gram-stain-positive, rod-shaped, slightly halotolerant, nitrate-reducing bacterial strain, designated ET03T , was isolated from the cast of an earthworm (Eisenia fetida) reared at the Centre of Floriculture and Agribusiness Management, University of North Bengal at Siliguri, West Bengal, India. On the basis of 16S rRNA gene sequence phylogeny, the closest relative of strain ET03T was Chryseomicrobium palamuruense PU1T (99.1 % similarity). The DNA G+C content of strain ET03T was 42.9 mol%. Strain ET03T contained menaquinone-8 as the most predominant menaquinone and phosphatidylethanolamine, phosphatidylinositol, phosphatidylinositol mannoside and phosphatidylglycerol as the main polar lipids...
May 11, 2018: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
Masoume Zeinipour, Pejman Azadi, Ahmad Majd, Maryam Jafarkhani Kermani, Saeed Irian, Seyed Mohammad Hosseini, Masahiro Mii
Rose cultivars with blue flower color are among the most attractive breeding targets in floriculture. However, they are difficult to produce due to the low efficiency of transformation systems, interactive effects of hosts and vectors, and lengthy processes. In this study, agroinfiltration-mediated transient expression was investigated as a tool to assess the function of flower color genes and to determine appropriate host cultivars for stable transformation in Rosa hybrida . To induce delphinidin accumulation and consequently to produce blue hue, the petals of 30 rose cultivars were infiltrated with three different expression vectors namely pBIH-35S-CcF3'5'H, pBIH-35S-Del2 and pBIH-35S-Del8, harbouring different sets of flower color genes...
May 2018: Physiology and Molecular Biology of Plants: An International Journal of Functional Plant Biology
Yasumasa Morita, Atsushi Hoshino
The Japanese morning glory ( Ipomoea nil ) and petunia ( Petunia hybrida ), locally called "Asagao" and "Tsukubane-asagao", respectively, are popular garden plants. They have been utilized as model plants for studying the genetic basis of floricultural traits, especially anthocyanin pigmentation in flower petals. In their long history of genetic studies, many mutations affecting flower pigmentation have been characterized, and both structural and regulatory genes for the anthocyanin biosynthesis pathway have been identified...
January 2018: Breeding Science
Akemi Ohmiya
Chrysanthemum ( Chrysanthemum morifolium Ramat.) is one of the most important floricultural crops in the world. Although the origin of modern chrysanthemum cultivars is uncertain, several species belonging to the family Asteraceae are considered to have been integrated during the long history of breeding. The flower color of ancestral species is limited to yellow, pink, and white, and is derived from carotenoids, anthocyanins, and the absence of both pigments, respectively. A wide range of flower colors, including purplish-red, orange, red, and dark red, has been developed by increasing the range of pigment content or the combination of both pigments...
January 2018: Breeding Science
Naonobu Noda
Flower color is the most important trait in the breeding of ornamental plants. In the floriculture industry, however, bluish colored flowers of desirable plants have proved difficult to breed. Many ornamental plants with a high production volume, such as rose and chrysanthemum, lack the key genes for producing the blue delphinidin pigment or do not have an intracellular environment suitable for developing blue color. Recently, it has become possible to incorporate a blue flower color trait through progress in molecular biological analysis of pigment biosynthesis genes and genetic engineering...
January 2018: Breeding Science
Takashi Onozaki
Carnation ( Dianthus caryophyllus L.) is one of the main floricultural crops in Japan and worldwide. The vase life of cut ornamental flowers, including carnations, is important in determining their quality and consumers' preference. To improve the vase life of carnation flowers, my group started a breeding research program in 1992 using conventional cross-breeding techniques. We repeatedly crossed and selected promising offspring with long vase life for seven generations, from 1992 to 2008. In 2005, we developed two cultivars, 'Miracle Rouge' and 'Miracle Symphony', with genetically determined long vase lives of 17...
January 2018: Breeding Science
Clemente Aguilar-Garduño, Julia Blanco-Muñoz, Karina Roxana Antonio, Consuelo Escamilla-Nuñez, Cuauhtémoc A Juárez-Pérez, Astrid Schilmann, Mariano E Cebrian, Marina Lacasaña
Background Flower growers have high potential for exposures to pesticides. Occupational factors, such as tasks performed, the production method (organic or conventional), the use of personal protective equipment (PPE), and workplace characteristics influence the intensity of pesticide exposure. Objective To evaluate occupational characteristics affecting urinary concentration of dialkylphosphate (DAP) metabolites of organophosphate pesticides among a group of Mexican floricultural workers. Methods A questionnaire was administered to 117 workers who also provided a first morning urine sample...
April 2017: International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health
Takashi Nakatsuka, Kanae Koishi
The double flower is one of the most important traits in the floricultural plant Matthiola incana. Although a "doubleness" locus (S/s) was defined by genetic analysis a century ago, the gene responsible for double flowers has not been identified in M. incana. We isolated MiAG from M. incana cultivars, and its sequence and genomic structure were found to be highly similar to the AGAMOUS gene in Arabidopsis. Two independent mutated alleles miag1 and miag2 were identified from the double-flowered individuals of M...
March 2018: Plant Science: An International Journal of Experimental Plant Biology
Michael Brownbridge, Rose Buitenhuis
Historically, greenhouse floriculture has relied on synthetic insecticides to meet its pest control needs. But, growers are increasingly faced with the loss or failure of synthetic chemical pesticides, declining access to new chemistries, stricter environmental/health and safety regulations, and the need to produce plants in a manner that meets the 'sustainability' demands of a consumer driven market. In Canada, reports of thrips resistance to spinosad (Success™) within 6-12 months of its registration prompted a radical change in pest management philosophy and approach...
November 28, 2017: Journal of Invertebrate Pathology
Napoleon N A Tjou-Tam-Sin, Jeroen L J van de Bilt, Marcel Westenberg, Peggy P M A Gorkink-Smits, N Marco Landman, Maria Bergsma-Vlami
Ralstonia pseudosolanacearum ( Ralstonia solanacearum phylotype I) isolates found in stunted, yellowing, and wilted ornamental rose ( Rosa spp.) were assessed for their pathogenic ability in two rose cultivars (cv. "Armando" and cv. "Red Naomi") and in four solanaceous crops: tomato ( Solanum lycopersicum cv. "Money Maker"), tobacco ( Nicotiana tabacum cv. "White Burley"), eggplant ( Solanum melongena cv. "Black Beauty") and sweet pepper ( Capsicum annum cv...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
Fernando Mejia-Sanchez, Laura Patricia Montenegro-Morales, Julieta Castillo-Cadena
Glutathione S-transferases (GSTs) comprise a number of genes that codify for a group of isoenzymes that participate in phase II xenobiotic detoxification by means of conjugation with glutathione, producing hydrosoluble compounds. It has been demonstrated that some pesticides are substrates for GST isoenzymes. Floriculture is one of the main economic activities in the municipalities of Villa Guerrero and Atlacomulco; pesticides, applied as mixtures, are intensively used in this activity. In this study, total GST enzymatic activity and glutathione S-transferases theta 1 (GSTT1) enzymatic activity were calculated for a group of floriculture workers exposed to pesticides and for an unexposed group...
January 2018: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
D S S Shuping, J N Eloff
BACKGROUND: Plant fungal pathogens play a crucial role in the profitability, quality and quantity of plant production. These phytopathogens are persistent in avoiding plant defences causing diseases and quality losses around the world that amount to billions of US dollars annually. To control the scourge of plant fungal diseases, farmers have used fungicides to manage the damage of plant pathogenic fungi. Drawbacks such as development of resistance and environmental toxicity associated with these chemicals have motivated researchers and cultivators to investigate other possibilities...
2017: African Journal of Traditional, Complementary, and Alternative Medicines: AJTCAM
Hong-Xian Hsing, Yi-Jyun Lin, Chii-Gong Tong, Min-Jeng Li, Yun-Jin Chen, Swee-Suak Ko
BACKGROUND: Phalaenopsis orchid (Phal. orchid) is visually attractive and it is important economic floriculture species. Phal. orchids have many unique biological features. However, investigation of these features and validation on their biological functions are limited due to the lack of an efficient transformation method. RESULTS: We developed a heritable and efficient Agrobacterium- mediated transformation using protocorms derived from tetraploid or diploid Phal...
December 2016: Botanical Studies (Taipei, Taiwan)
Ali Noman, Muhammad Aqeel, Jianming Deng, Noreen Khalid, Tayyaba Sanaullah, He Shuilin
Developing new ornamental cultivars with improved floral attributes is a major goal in floriculture. Biotechnological approach together with classical breeding methods has been used to modify floral color, appearance as well as for increasing disease resistance. Transgenic strategies possess immense potential to produce novel flower phenotypes that are not found in nature. Adoption of Genetic engineering has supported the idea of floral trait modification. Ornamental plant attributes like floral color, fragrance, disease resistance, and vase life can be improved by means of genetic manipulation...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
José Ángel Hernández-Mariano, Luisa Torres-Sánchez, Susana Bassol-Mayagoitia, Maria Consuelo Escamilla-Nuñez, Mariano E Cebrian, Érika Adriana Villeda-Gutiérrez, Guadalupe López-Rodríguez, Eunice Elizabeth Félix-Arellano, Julia Blanco-Muñoz
BACKGROUND: Dichlorodiphenyldichloroethene (p,p´-DDE), the main metabolite of dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT), has been associated with changes in human thyroid hormone levels. Maternal thyroid hormones are essential for adequate fetal neurodevelopment during the first half of pregnancy. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the association between maternal p,p´-DDE concentration and the maternal thyroid profile during the first half of pregnancy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We analyzed the information of 430 pregnant women from a Mexican floriculture area, with a gestational age ≤16 weeks...
July 2017: Environmental Research
Niraj Singh, Baleshwar Meena, Ashish Kumar Pal, Roop Kumar Roy, Sri Krishna Tewari, Sushma Tamta, Tikam Singh Rana
The plastid genome regions of two intergenic spacers, psbA-trnH and trnL-trnF, were sequenced to study the nucleotide diversity and phylogenetic relationships among Gladiolus cultivars. Nucleotide diversity of psbA-trnH region was higher than trnL-trnF region of chloroplast. We employed Bayesian, maximum parsimony (MP) and neighbour-joining (NJ) approaches for phylogenetic analysis of Gladiolus and related taxa using combined datasets from chloroplast genome. The psbA-trnH and trnL-trnF intergenic spacers of Gladiolus and related taxa-like Babiana, Chasmanthe, Crocus, Iris, Moraea, Sisyrinchium, Sparaxis and two out group species (Hymenocallis littoralis and Asphodeline lutea) were used in the present investigation...
March 2017: Journal of Genetics
Sunil Nautiyal, Harald Kaechele, M S Umesh Babu, Pavan Tikhile, Sangeeta Baksi
This study was carried out to understand the ecological and economic sustainability of floriculture and other main crops in Indian agro-ecosystems. The cultivation practices of four major flower crops, namely Jasminum multiflorum, Crossandra infundibuliformis, Chrysanthemum and Tagetes erecta, were studied in detail. The production cost of flowers in terms of energy was calculated to be 99,622-135,996 compared to 27,681-69,133 MJ ha(-1) for the main crops, namely Oryza sativa, Eleusine coracana, Zea mays and Sorghum bicolor...
April 2017: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
Jose R Suarez-Lopez, Harvey Checkoway, David R Jacobs, Wael K Al-Delaimy, Sheila Gahagan
BACKGROUND: Exposures to cholinesterase inhibitor pesticides (e.g. organophosphates) have been associated with children's neurobehavioral alterations, including attention deficit and impulsivity. Animal studies have observed transient alterations in neurobehavioral performance in relation to cholinesterase inhibitor pesticide exposures; however, limited evidence exists regarding transient effects in humans. METHODS: We estimated the associations between neurobehavioral performance and time after Mother's Day flower harvest (the end of a heightened pesticide usage period) among 308 4-to 9-year-old children living in floricultural communities in Ecuador in 2008 who participated in the ESPINA study...
May 2017: Neurotoxicology
Julieta Castillo-Cadena, Fernando Mejia-Sanchez, Jerónimo Amado López-Arriaga
Birth defects are the number one cause of child mortality worldwide and in 2010 it was the second cause in Mexico. Congenital malformations are a public health issue, because they cause infant mortality, chronic disease and disability. The origin can be genetic, environmental or unknown causes. Among environmental contaminants, pesticides stand out. In this study, we determine the frequency and etiology of congenital malformations in newborns (NBs) of a floricultural community and we compare it with that in the urban community...
March 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
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