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James A McGuiness, Rachel B Scheinert, Aditya Asokan, Vivien-Charlott Stadler, Christian S Lee, Asha Rani, Ashok Kumar, Thomas C Foster, Brandi K Ormerod
We tested whether indomethacin or rosiglitazone treatment could rejuvenate spatial ability and hippocampal neurogenesis in aging rats. Young (4 mo; n = 30), middle-aged (12 mo; n = 31), and aged (18 mo; n = 31) male Fischer 344 rats were trained and then tested in a rapid acquisition water maze task and then fed vehicle (500 μl strawberry milk), indomethacin (2.0 mg/ml), or rosiglitazone (8.0 mg/ml) twice daily for the remainder of the experiment. A week after drug treatment commenced, the rats were given 3 daily BrdU (50 mg/kg) injections to test whether age-related declines in neurogenesis were reversed...
2017: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
Chungen Hsu, Yi Du, Xiaogong Wang
This study investigated Janus and strawberry-like particles composed of azo molecular glass and polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) oligomer, focusing on controllable fabrication and formation mechanism of these unique structures and morphologies. Two materials, the azo molecular glass (IA-Chol) and PDMS oligomer (H2pdca-PDMS), were prepared for this purpose. The Janus and strawberry-like particles were obtained from the droplets of a dichloromethane (DCM) solution containing both IA-Chol and H2pdca-PDMS, dispersed in water and stabilized by poly(vinyl alcohol)...
September 19, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
Yanqun Xu, Zisheng Luo, Marie Thérèse Charles, Daniel Rolland, Dominique Roussel
Recent studies have highlighted the biological and physiological effects of pre-harvest ultraviolet (UV)-C treatment on growing plants. However, little is known about the involvement of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and their response to this treatment. In this study, strawberry plants were exposed to three different doses of UV-C radiation for seven weeks (a low dose: 9.6kJm(-2); a medium dose: 15kJm(-2); and a high-dose: 29.4kJm(-2)). Changes in VOC profiles were investigated and an attempt was made to identify factors that may be involved in the regulation of these alterations...
September 8, 2017: Journal of Plant Physiology
Majid Arvand, Mona Farahpour, Masoomeh Sayyar Ardaki
In this study, attempts were made to present a sensitive strategy for determining rutin. To reach the goal of the study, a poly(sulfosalicylic acid) film was electropolymerized on a gold electrode, which was modified by 2-mercaptobenzothiazole self-assembled monolayer and multi-walled carbon nanotubes (PSSA/CNTs/MBT/Au). The proposed sensor was characterized by different techniques including field emission scanning electron microscopy, energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy...
January 1, 2018: Talanta
Ana Letícia Madeira Sanches, Bruna Horvath Vieira, Marina Vanderlei Reghini, Raquel Aparecida Moreira, Emanuela Cristina Freitas, Evaldo L G Espíndola, Michiel A Daam
Concerns have been raised in recent years on the potential risks related with pesticide mixtures that are likely to be present in agricultural edge-of-field waterbodies. Despite the high use of pesticides in tropical countries like Brazil, studies evaluating pesticide mixtures are especially scarce in the tropics. The insecticide abamectin and the fungicide difenoconazole are the main pesticides intensively used in Brazilian strawberry crop and are hence likely to occur simultaneously. The aim of the present study was therefore to evaluate the toxicity of abamectin, difenoconazole and their mixture to the tropical fish Danio rerio...
September 6, 2017: Chemosphere
Jennifer A Lockhart
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September 8, 2017: Plant Cell
Odile Carisse, Vanessa McNealis
Black seed disease (BSD) of strawberry is a sporadic disease caused by Mycosphaerella fragariae. Because little is known about potential crop losses or the weather conditions conducive to disease development, fungicides are generally not applied or are applied based on a pre-set schedule. Data collected from 2000 to 2011 representing 50 farm-years (total of 186 strawberry fields) were used to determine potential crop losses and to study the influence of weather on disease occurrence and development. First, logistic regression was used to model the relationship between occurrence of BSD and weather variables...
September 8, 2017: Phytopathology
Kelly J Vining, Natalia Salinas, Jacob A Tennessen, Jason D Zurn, Daniel James Sargent, James Hancock, Nahla V Bassil
Genotyping-by-sequencing (GBS) was used to survey genome-wide single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in three biparental strawberry (Fragaria × ananassa) populations with the goal of evaluating this technique in a species with a complex octoploid genome. GBS sequence data were aligned to the F. vesca 'Fvb' reference genome in order to call SNPs. Numbers of polymorphic SNPs per population ranged from 1,163 to 3,190. Linkage maps consisting of 30-65 linkage groups were produced from the SNP sets derived from each parent...
2017: PeerJ
Tracey Tenreira, Maria Joao Pimenta Lange, Theo Lange, Cécile Bres, Marc Labadie, Amparo Monfort, Michel Hernould, Christophe Rothan, Beatrice Denoyes
Asexual and sexual reproduction occur jointly in many angiosperms. Stolons (elongated stems) are used for asexual reproduction in the crop species potato (Solanum tuberosum) and strawberry (Fragaria spp.), where they produce tubers and clonal plants, respectively. In strawberry, stolon production is essential for vegetative propagation at the expense of fruit yield, but the underlying molecular mechanisms are unknown. Here, we show that the stolon-deficiency trait of the runnerless (r) natural mutant in woodland diploid strawberry (Fragaria vesca) is due to a deletion in the active site of a gibberellin (GA) 20-oxidase (GA20ox) gene, which is expressed primarily in the axillary meristem dome and primordia and in developing stolons...
September 5, 2017: Plant Cell
Katrin Franz-Oberdorf, Bernadette Eberlein, Kathrin Edelmann, Philip Bleicher, Elisabeth Kurze, Dominic Helm, Klaus Olbricht, Ulf Darsow, Johannes Ring, Wilfried Schwab
The strawberry fruit Fra a 1-proteins are homologues of the major birch pollen allergen Bet v 1 and have essential biological functions in pigment formation during fruit ripening. Patients affected by allergy against birch pollen tolerated fruits of a naturally occurring white-fruited F.×ananassa genotype, which showed reduced levels of Fra a 1 proteins along with enzymes of the anthocyanin pigment pathway. We evaluated the cross-reactive allergenic potential of a number of naturally occurring white- and red-fruited strawberry varieties to detect genotypes with low allergenic reactivity, whose fruit might be tolerated by patients with mild allergy...
October 2017: Food Research International
Susana Ribes, Ana Fuentes, Pau Talens, Jose Manuel Barat
The combination of antifungal agents (cinnamon bark oil, zinc gluconate and trans-ferulic acid) in oil-in-water emulsions to control the fungal spoilage of strawberry jams, minimising essential oil's sensory impact, was evaluated in this work. The in vitro assays of free antifungal agents were performed against five fungal strains; meanwhile, the emulsions assays were conducted against Aspergillus niger given its strong resistance and its relevance in strawberry products. The emulsion formulated with 0.08mg/g of essential oil was able to inhibit mould growth after the incubation period...
January 15, 2018: Food Chemistry
M Perini, L Giongo, M Grisenti, L Bontempo, F Camin
To date the stable isotope ratios of berries have never been extensively explored. In this work the H, C, N and O isotopic ratios of 190 samples of different soft fruits (strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries and currants) produced in a northern Italian region and at two sites in Romania and Poland collected over three harvest years are presented and discussed. The different soft fruits showed a typical range for one or more isotopic parameters that can be used to verify the authenticity of the fruit composition declared on the label...
January 15, 2018: Food Chemistry
Jurandi Gonçalves de Oliveira, Luis Miguel Mazorra Morales, Gláucia Michelle Cosme Silva, Kátia Daniella da Cruz Saraiva, Diederson Bortolino Santana, Clesivan Pereira Dos Santos, Marcos Goes Oliveira, José Hélio Costa
We describe detailed procedures to get intact and well-coupled mitochondria from a variety of fruit species such as papaya (Carica papaya), guava (Psidium guajava), tomato (Solanum lycopersicum), and strawberry (Fragaria x ananassa) as well as the protocols to assess the capacities of AOX and UCP pathways in intact fruit mitochondria. The procedures presented here were tested for the species mentioned above; their use with other types of fruits must be tested for yield of intact and active mitochondria. This is possible from individual adjustments...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
Elena Cantone, Andrea Ciofalo, Jan Vodicka, Valentina Iacono, Ioannis Mylonakis, Bruno Scarpa, Massimiliano Russo, Maurizio Iengo, Marco de Vincentiis, Alessandro Martini, Giancarlo Ottaviano
Although individuals categorize odors according to their pleasantness, experience may also influence odor perception-a phenomenon that partially explains why different populations perceive odors differently. Italy, which comprises 20 regions, is characterized by very different cultures. In the present study, we investigated for the first time how Italian regional differences can affect odor perception. 254 healthy volunteers coming from northern, central, southern Italy, and Sicily, one of the two major Italian islands, were recruited in Padua, Rome, Naples, and Syracuse, respectively...
August 31, 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
Bernardo Saucedo, Joseph Hughes, Steven J van Beurden, Nicolás M Suárez, Olga L M Haenen, Michal Voorbergen-Laarman, Andrea Gröne, Marja J L Kik
Frog virus 3 was isolated from a strawberry poison frog (Oophaga pumilio) imported from Nicaragua via Germany to the Netherlands, and its complete genome sequence was determined. Frog virus 3 isolate Op/2015/Netherlands/UU3150324001 is 107,183 bp long and has a nucleotide similarity of 98.26% to the reference Frog virus 3 isolate.
August 31, 2017: Genome Announcements
Jeremy Pillet, Alan H Chambers, Christopher Barbey, Zhilong Bao, Anne Plotto, Jinhe Bai, Michael Schwieterman, Timothy Johnson, Benjamin Harrison, Vance M Whitaker, Thomas A Colquhoun, Kevin M Folta
BACKGROUND: Methyl anthranilate (MA) contributes an attractive fruity note to the complex flavor and aroma of strawberry (Fragaria spp.), yet it is rare in modern cultivars. The genetic basis for its biosynthesis has not been elucidated. Understanding the specific genes required for its synthesis could allow  the development of gene/allele-specific molecular markers to speed breeding of flavorful strawberries. RESULTS: Ripe fruits from individuals in an F1 population resulting from a cross between a MA producer and a non-producer were examined using a bulk-segregant transcriptome approach...
August 31, 2017: BMC Plant Biology
Hrannar Smári Hilmarsson, Timo Hytönen, Sachiko Isobe, Magnus Göransson, Tuomas Toivainen, Jón Hallsteinn Hallsson
The woodland strawberry, Fragaria vesca, holds great promise as a model organism. It not only represents the important Rosaceae family that includes economically important species such as apples, pears, peaches and roses, but it also complements the well-known model organism Arabidopsis thaliana in key areas such as perennial life cycle and the development of fleshy fruit. Analysis of wild populations of A. thaliana has shed light on several important developmental pathways controlling, for example, flowering time and plant growth, suggesting that a similar approach using F...
2017: PloS One
Jace Schell, R Hal Scofield, James R Barrett, Biji T Kurien, Nancy Betts, Timothy J Lyons, Yan Daniel Zhao, Arpita Basu
Osteoarthritis (OA), the most common form of arthritis, is a significant public health burden in U.S. adults. Among its many risk factors, obesity is a key player, causing inflammation, pain, impaired joint function, and reduced quality of life. Dietary polyphenols and other bioactive compounds in berries, curcumin, and tea have shown effects in ameliorating pain and inflammation in OA, but few clinical studies have been reported. The purpose of the present study was to examine the effects of dietary strawberries on pain, markers of inflammation, and quality of life indicators in obese adults with OA of the knee...
August 28, 2017: Nutrients
Gaifang Yao, Meiling Ming, Andrew C Allan, Chao Gu, Leiting Li, Xiao Wu, Runze Wang, Yaojun Chang, Kaijie Qi, Shaoling Zhang, Jun Wu
Red fruits are popular and widely accepted by consumers because of an enhanced appearance and enriched anthocyanins. The molecular mechanism of anthocyanin regulation in red-skinned pears has been studied, and the genes encoding the biosynthetic steps and several transcription factors (TFs) have been characterized. In this study, a candidate R2R3 MYB TF, PyMYB114, was identified by linkage to the quantitative trait loci (QTL) for red skin color on linkage group 5 (LG5) in a population of Chinese pear (Pyrus bretschneideri)...
August 28, 2017: Plant Journal: for Cell and Molecular Biology
Xianbin Gu, Zhihong Gao, Yichao Yan, Xiuyun Wang, Yushan Qiao, Yahua Chen
The dehydration-responsive element binding protein (DREB) family of transcription factors is associated with abiotic stress responses during plant growth and development. This study focussed on the subfamily member DREB1B, which was initially described as highly and specifically responsive to low temperature. However, here it is shown that DREB1B is not only involved in cold tolerance but also other abiotic stress tolerances, such as that of drought. To further understand the genetic improvement effects of the drought tolerance provided by RdreB1BI in transgenic strawberry, drought stress responses of transgenic plants were evaluated at the morphological, physiological, and transcriptional levels...
August 18, 2017: Plant Physiology and Biochemistry: PPB
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