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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101896/adaptation-of-genetically-monomorphic-bacteria-evolution-of-copper-resistance-through-multiple-horizontal-gene-transfers-of-complex-and-versatile-mobile-genetic-elements
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D Richard, V Ravigné, A Rieux, B Facon, C Boyer, K Boyer, P Grygiel, S Javegny, M Terville, B I Canteros, I Robène, C Vernière, A Chabirand, O Pruvost, P Lefeuvre
Copper-based antimicrobial compounds are widely used to control plant bacterial pathogens. Pathogens have adapted in response to this selective pressure. Xanthomonas citri pv. citri, a major citrus pathogen causing Asiatic citrus canker, was first reported to carry plasmid-encoded copper resistance in Argentina. This phenotype was conferred by the copLAB gene system. The emergence of resistant strains has since been reported in Réunion and Martinique. Using microsatellite-based genotyping and copLAB PCR, we demonstrated that the genetic structure of the copper-resistant strains from these three regions was made up of two distant clusters and varied for the detection of copLAB amplicons...
January 19, 2017: Molecular Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093838/fusaric-acid-contributes-to-virulence-of-fusarium-oxysporum-on-plant-and-mammalian-hosts
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Cristina López-Díaz, Vahid Rahjoo, Michael Sulyok, Veronica Ghionna, Adela Martín-Vicente, Javier Capilla, Antonio Di Pietro, Manuel S López-Berges
Fusaric acid (FA) is among the oldest identified secondary metabolites produced by Fusarium species, known for a long time to display strong phytotoxicity and moderate toxicity to animal cells; however, the cellular targets of FA as well as its function in fungal pathogenicity remain unknown. Here, we investigated the role of FA in Fusarium oxysporum, a soil-borne cross-kingdom pathogen that causes vascular wilt on more than a hundred plant species and opportunistic infections in humans. Targeted deletion of fub1, encoding a predicted orthologue of the polyketide synthase involved in FA biosynthesis in F...
January 17, 2017: Molecular Plant Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092617/supplementation-of-pigs-diet-with-zinc-and-copper-as-alternative-to-conventional-antimicrobials
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B Dębski
Modern commercial pig farming systems inflict increased stress in animals, which often leads to various negative changes in the gastro-intestinal tract, especially in the case of piglets. Ban of antibiotics, used as growth promoters, has caused a need for alternatives to conventional antimicrobials in swine diets. Use of pre-/or probiotics, organic acids and plant extracts is often recommended, but it seems that zinc oxide and cooper salts, which were traditionally included in high doses to piglets diet, possess the highest efficacy...
December 1, 2016: Polish Journal of Veterinary Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091954/methane-alleviates-copper-induced-seed-germination-inhibition-and-oxidative-stress-in-medicago-sativa
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Muhammad Kaleem Samma, Heng Zhou, Weiti Cui, Kaikai Zhu, Jing Zhang, Wenbiao Shen
Recent results discovered the protective roles of methane (CH4) against oxidative stress in animals. However, the possible physiological roles of CH4 in plants are still unknown. By using physiological, histochemical and molecular approaches, the beneficial role of CH4 in germinating alfalfa seeds upon copper (Cu) stress was evaluated. Endogenous production of CH4 was significantly increased in Cu-stressed alfalfa seeds, which was mimicked by 0.39 mM CH4. The pretreatment with CH4 significantly alleviated the inhibition of seed germination and seedling growth induced by Cu stress...
January 13, 2017: Biometals: An International Journal on the Role of Metal Ions in Biology, Biochemistry, and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088729/new-insights-into-aox2-transcriptional-regulation-in-chlamydomonas-reinhardtii
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Mariya Ostroukhova, Zhanneta Zalutskaya, Elena Ermilova
A feature of the mitochondrial electron transport chain in plants, some protists and many fungi is the presence of two terminal oxidases, the energy-conserving cytochrome oxidase and another termed alternative oxidase (AOX). AOX branches from the main respiratory chain, directly coupling the oxidation of ubiquinol with reduction of oxygen to water. The AOX genes can be divided into two discrete subfamilies, AOX1 and AOX2. Although AOX has been proposed to play essential roles in stress tolerance of organisms, the role of subfamily AOX2 is largely unknown...
December 13, 2016: European Journal of Protistology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076691/removal-of-copper-from-aqueous-solutions-by-rhizofiltration-using-genetically-modified-hairy-roots-expressing-a-bacterial-cu-binding-protein
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Patricia Pérez-Palacios, Elizabeth Agostini, Sabrina G Ibáñez, Melina A Talano, Ignacio D Rodríguez-Llorente, Miguel A Caviedes, Eloísa Pajuelo
The aim of this work was developing a biotechnological tool to hyperaccumulate high copper (Cu) concentrations from wastewaters. Transgenic tobacco hairy roots were obtained by expressing, either the wild type version of the gene copC from Pseudomonas fluorescens in the cytoplasm of plant cells (CuHR), or a modified version targeted to the vacuole (CuHR-V). Control hairy roots transformed with the empty vector (HR) were also generated. The roots were incubated in the presence of solutions containing Cu (from 1 to 50 mM)...
January 11, 2017: Environmental Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072820/p-cymene-promotes-its-catabolism-through-the-p-cymene-and-the-p-cumate-pathways-activates-a-stress-response-and-reduces-the-biofilm-formation-in-burkholderia-xenovorans-lb400
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Loreine Agulló, María José Romero-Silva, Mirian Domenech, Michael Seeger
p-Cymene is an aromatic terpene that is present in diverse plant species. The aims of this study were to study the p-cymene metabolism in the model aromatic-degrading bacterium Burkholderia xenovorans LB400, and its response to p-cymene. The catabolic p-cymene (cym) and p-cumate (cmt) genes are clustered on the LB400 major chromosome. B. xenovorans LB400 was able to grow on p-cymene as well as on p-cumate as a sole carbon and energy sources. LB400 growth attained higher cell concentration at stationary phase on p-cumate than on p-cymene...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069300/response-of-microbial-communities-colonizing-salt-marsh-plants-rhizosphere-to-copper-oxide-nanoparticles-contamination-and-its-implications-for-phytoremediation-processes
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Joana P Fernandes, C Marisa R Almeida, Federico Andreotti, Leandro Barros, Tânia Almeida, Ana P Mucha
This study aimed to investigate Cu oxide nanoparticles (CuO NP) effect on microbial communities associated with salt marsh plants (Halimione portulacoides and Pragmites australis) rhizosphere and its implications for phytoremediation processes. Experiments were conducted, under controlled conditions, over one week. Rhizosediment soaked in the respective elutriate (a simplified natural medium) with or without plants, was doped with CuO NP or with Cu in ionic form. Microbial community in rhizosediments was characterized in terms of abundance (by DAPI) and structure (by ARISA)...
January 7, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042864/synthesis-and-antibacterial-evaluation-of-new-sulfone-derivatives-containing-2-aroxymethyl-1-3-4-oxadiazole-thiadiazole-moiety
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Shihu Su, Xia Zhou, Guoping Liao, Puying Qi, Linhong Jin
Sulfones are one of the most important classes of agricultural fungicides. To discover new lead compounds with high antibacterial activity, a series of new sulfone derivatives were designed and synthesized by introducing the aroxymethyl moiety into the scaffold of 1,3,4-oxadiazole/thiadiazole sulfones. Antibacterial activities against three phytopathogens (Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzae, Ralstonia solanacearum, Xanthomonas axonopodis pv. citri.) were assayed in vitro. As compared to the control of commercial fungicides and some reported sulfone fungicides, seven compounds 5I-1-5I-7 exerted remarkably higher activities with EC50 values ranging from 0...
December 31, 2016: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28041874/economic-and-social-activities-on-ancient-cypriot-terraced-landscapes
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Elizabeth Ridder, Christopher S Galletti, Patricia L Fall, Steven E Falconer
We investigate ancient agricultural terraces and their associated social and economic activities across the site complex consisting of the village at Politiko-Troullia and its more extensive associated taskscape. Surface artifact distributions mapped over 12 ha are integrated with evidence excavated from this Bronze Age settlement in central Cyprus. Contrary to expectations, artifact densities do not diminish with distance from the village architecture. In particular, concentrations of Prehistoric Bronze Age ceramics and ground stone artifacts are most pronounced on nearby terraced hillsides...
December 29, 2016: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040196/aquatic-concentrations-of-chemical-analytes-compared-to-ecotoxicity-estimates
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Mitchell S Kostich, Robert W Flick, Angela L Batt, Heath E Mash, J Scott Boone, Edward T Furlong, Dana W Kolpin, Susan T Glassmeyer
We describe screening level estimates of potential aquatic toxicity posed by 227 chemical analytes that were measured in 25 ambient water samples collected as part of a joint USGS/USEPA drinking water plant study. Measured concentrations were compared to biological effect concentration (EC) estimates, including USEPA aquatic life criteria, effective plasma concentrations of pharmaceuticals, published toxicity data summarized in the USEPA ECOTOX database, and chemical structure-based predictions. Potential dietary exposures were estimated using a generic 3-tiered food web accumulation scenario...
February 1, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28038338/analysis-of-copper-tolerant-rhizobacteria-from-the-industrial-belt-of-gujarat-western-india-for-plant-growth-promotion-in-metal-polluted-agriculture-soils
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Murali Sharaff, Shalmali Kamat, G Archana
Agricultural sites irrigated for long term with water polluted by industrial effluents containing heavy metals might adversely affect the soil microbial communities and crop yield. Hence it is important to study rhizobacterial communities and their metal tolerance in such affected agricultural fields to restore soil fertility and ecosystem. Present work deals with the study of rhizobacterial communities from plants grown in copper (Cu) contaminated agricultural fields along the industrial zone of Gujarat, India and are compared with communities from a Cu mine site...
December 27, 2016: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035959/mobilization-of-nuclear-copper-by-green-tea-polyphenol-epicatechin-3-gallate-and-subsequent-prooxidant-breakage-of-cellular-dna-implications-for-cancer-chemotherapy
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Mohd Farhan, Mohammad Oves, Sandesh Chibber, Sheikh Mumtaz Hadi, Aamir Ahmad
Epidemiological as well as experimental evidence exists in support of chemopreventive and anticancer properties of green tea and its constituents. The gallocatechin, epicatechin-3-gallate is a major polyphenol present in green tea, shown responsible for these effects. Plant-derived polyphenolic compounds are established natural antioxidants which are capable of catalyzing oxidative DNA degradation of cellular DNA, alone as well as in the presence of transition metal ions, such as copper. Here we present evidence to support that, similar to various other polyphenoic compounds, epicatechin-3-gallate also causes oxidative degradation of cellular DNA...
December 26, 2016: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028706/photosynthesis-and-growth-response-of-maize-zea-mays-l-hybrids-exposed-to-cadmium-stress
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Tasneem Akhtar, Muhammad Zia-Ur-Rehman, Asif Naeem, Rab Nawaz, Shafaqat Ali, Ghulam Murtaza, Muhammad Aamer Maqsood, Muhammad Azhar, Hinnan Khalid, Muhammad Rizwan
Cadmium (Cd) is a biologically non-essential heavy metal while the cultivation of Cd-tolerant varieties/hybrids (V) seems the most promising strategy for remediation of Cd-contaminated soils. For this, 24-day-old seedlings of seven maize hybrids, DKC 65-25, DKC 61-25, DKC 919, 23-T-16, 32-B-33, 31-P-41, and Syn hybrid, were grown in hydroponic conditions for 21 additional days in various Cd concentrations (0, 5, 10, and 15 μM). Effects of variety, Cd, and their interaction were highly significant (p ≤ 0...
December 27, 2016: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28006667/alkaline-technosol-contaminated-by-former-mining-activity-and-its-culturable-autochthonous-microbiota
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A Šimonovičová, P Ferianc, H Vojtková, D Pangallo, P Hanajík, L Kraková, Z Feketeová, S Čerňanský, L Okenicová, M Žemberyová, M Bujdoš, E Pauditšová
Technosols or technogenic substrates contaminated by potentially toxic elements as a result of iron mining causes not only contamination of the surrounding ecosystem but may also lead to changes of the extent, abundance, structure and activity of soil microbial community. Microbial biomass were significantly inhibited mainly by exceeding limits of potentially toxic metals as arsenic (in the range of 343-511 mg/kg), copper (in the range of 7980-9227 mg/kg), manganese (in the range of 2417-2670 mg/kg), alkaline and strong alkaline pH conditions and minimal contents of organic nutrients...
December 19, 2016: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999877/influence-of-road-proximity-on-the-concentrations-of-heavy-metals-in-korean-urban-agricultural-soils-and-crops
#16
Hyuck Soo Kim, Kwon-Rae Kim, Won-Il Kim, Gary Owens, Kye-Hoon Kim
The urban agricultural (UA) environment near active roadways can be degraded by traffic-related particles (i.e., exhaust gases and road dust), which may contain heavy metals. The current study investigated changes in heavy-metal [cadmium (Cd), copper (Cu), chromium (Cr) nickel (Ni), lead (Pb) and zinc (Zn)] concentrations in soils located near highly trafficked roads in Korea and the subsequent uptake of these metals by Chinese cabbage. Heavy-metal plant concentrations were determined in both washed and unwashed plant leaves to determine whether foliar deposition played any role in plant metal uptake...
December 20, 2016: Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998818/does-specific-parameterization-of-wham-improve-the-prediction-of-copper-competitive-binding-and-toxicity-on-plant-roots
#17
Stéphanie Guigues, Matthieu N Bravin, Cédric Garnier, Emmanuel Doelsch
We aimed at assessing whether the binding and rhizotoxicity of metal cations such as copper that exhibit high affinity for plant roots could be adequately predicted using the Windermere Humic Aqueous Model (WHAM) default parameterization. Accordingly, we first compared the ability of the default parameterization of WHAM and a specific parameterization for terrestrial higher plants (WHAM-THP) to model the competitive binding of copper on wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) and tomato (Solanum lycopersicum L.) roots...
December 7, 2016: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27995509/the-evaluation-of-growth-and-phytoextraction-potential-of-miscanthus-x-giganteus-and-sida-hermaphrodita-on-soil-contaminated-simultaneously-with-cd-cu-ni-pb-and-zn
#18
Anna Kocoń, Beata Jurga
One of the cheapest, environmentally friendly methods for cleaning an environment polluted by heavy metals is phytoextraction. It builds on the uptake of pollutants from the soil by the plants, which are able to grow under conditions of high concentrations of toxic metals. The aim of this work was to assess the possibility of growing and phytoextraction potential of Miscanthus x giganteus and Sida hermaphrodita cultivated on two different soils contaminated with five heavy metals simultaneously: Cd, Cu, Ni, Pb, and Zn...
December 19, 2016: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27989480/atmospheric-occurrence-and-health-risks-of-pcdd-fs-polychlorinated-biphenyls-and-polychlorinated-naphthalenes-by-air-inhalation-in-metallurgical-plants
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Lili Yang, Guorui Liu, Minghui Zheng, Rong Jin, Qingqing Zhu, Yuyang Zhao, Xian Zhang, Yang Xu
Metallurgical plants are important sources of polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins and dibenzofurans (PCDD/Fs), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and polychlorinated naphthalenes (PCNs). It is significant to evaluate the air levels and human risks of PCDD/Fs, PCBs and PCNs in metallurgical plants considering their adverse effects on human health and thousands of metallurgical plants being in operation in China. The estimated inhalation intakes of PCDD/Fs, PCBs, and PCNs together in eight iron ore sintering plants, three secondary copper plants, four secondary aluminum plants, and one secondary lead plant were 4...
December 15, 2016: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27979933/complete-genome-sequence-of-a-copper-resistant-bacterium-from-the-citrus-phyllosphere-stenotrophomonas-sp-strain-lm091-obtained-using-long-read-technology
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Damien Richard, Claudine Boyer, Pierre Lefeuvre, Olivier Pruvost
The Stenotrophomonas genus shows great adaptive potential including resistance to multiple antimicrobials, opportunistic pathogenicity, and production of numerous secondary metabolites. Using long-read technology, we report the sequence of a plant-associated Stenotrophomonas strain originating from the citrus phyllosphere that displays a copper resistance phenotype.
December 15, 2016: Genome Announcements
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