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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904074/mirna-mir408-regulates-grain-yield-and-photosynthesis-via-a-phytocyanin-protein
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Jin-Ping Zhang, Yang Yu, Yan-Zhao Feng, Yan-Fei Zhou, Fan Zhang, Yu-Wei Yang, Meng-Qi Lei, Yu-Chan Zhang, Yue-Qin Chen
Increasing grain yield is the most important subject of crop breeding. Here, we report the elevated expression of a conserved microRNA, OsmiR408, could positively regulate grain yield in rice by increasing panicle branches and grain number. We further showed that OsmiR408 regulates grain yield by downregulating its downstream target, OsUCL8, which is an uclacyanin (UCL) gene of the phytocyanin family. The knock down or knock out of OsUCL8 also increases grain yield, while the overexpression of OsUCL8 results in an opposite phenotype...
September 13, 2017: Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898073/immobilizing-arsenic-and-copper-ions-in-manure-using-a-nanocomposite
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Dongfang Wang, Guilong Zhang, Linglin Zhou, Dongqing Cai, Zhengyan Wu
Livestock manures (Man) commonly contains a certain quantity of heavy metal ions such as arsenic (As) and copper (Cu) ions, resulting in a high risk on soil contamination. To solve this problem, heavy metal of manure was immobilized into Sodium carbonate/Biosilica/Attapulgite composite (Na2CO3/BioSi/Attp) which was developed using a nanocomposite consisting of anhydrous sodium carbonate (Na2CO3), straw ash-based biochar and biosilica (BioSi), and attapulgite (Attp). When Na2CO3/BioSi/Attp was mixed with Man/AsCu, the obtained nanocomposite (Na2CO3/BioSi/Attp/Man/AsCu) with a porous nano-networks structure could effectively control the release of As and Cu ions from manure through adsorption and chemical reaction...
September 12, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28868059/integrating-early-transcriptomic-responses-to-rhizotoxins-in-rice-oryza-sativa-l-reveals-key-regulators-and-a-potential-early-biomarker-of-cadmium-toxicity
#3
Li-Yao Huang, Chung-Wen Lin, Ruey-Hua Lee, Chih-Yun Chiang, Yung-Chuan Wang, Ching-Han Chang, Hao-Jen Huang
As sessile organisms, plants were constantly challenged with biotic and abiotic stresses. Transcriptional activation of stress-responsive genes is a crucial part of the plant adaptation to environmental changes. Here, early response of rice root to eight rhizotoxic stressors: arsenate, copper, cadmium, mercury, chromate, vanadate, ferulic acid and juglone, was analyzed using published microarray data. There were 539 general stress response (GSR) genes up-regulated under all eight treatments, including genes related to carbohydrate metabolism, phytohormone balance, and cell wall structure...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796373/environmental-behavior-potential-phytotoxicity-and-accumulation-of-copper-oxide-nanoparticles-and-arsenic-to-rice-plants
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REVIEW
Jing Liu, Birendra Dhungana, George P Cobb
Copper oxide nanoparticles (nCuO) are widely used in many industries. The increasing release of nCuO from both intentional and unintentional sources into the environment may pose risks to rice plants, thereby reducing the quality or quantity of this staple grain in the human diet. Arsenic (As) contamination has not only decreased rice yield, As accumulation in rice has also been a great human health concern for a few decades. New technologies have succeeded in removing As from water by nanomaterials. By all accounts, few studies address nCuO phytotoxicity to rice, and the interactions of nCuO with As are poorly described...
August 10, 2017: Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760553/genome-wide-identification-of-sweet-orange-citrus-sinensis-metal-tolerance-proteins-and-analysis-of-their-expression-patterns-under-zinc-manganese-copper-and-cadmium-toxicity
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Xing-Zheng Fu, Ya-Hua Tong, Xue Zhou, Li-Li Ling, Chang-Pin Chun, Li Cao, Ming Zeng, Liang-Zhi Peng
Plant metal tolerance proteins (MTPs) play important roles in heavy metal homeostasis; however, related information in citrus plants is limited. Citrus genome sequencing and assembly have enabled us to perform a systematic analysis of the MTP gene family. We identified 12 MTP genes in sweet orange, which we have named as CitMTP1 and CitMTP3 to CitMTP12 based on their sequence similarity to Arabidopsis thaliana MTPs. The CitMTPs were predicted to encode proteins of 864 to 2556 amino acids in length that included 4 to 6 putative transmembrane domains (TMDs)...
September 20, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678533/a-method-for-screening-copper-tolerant-rice-oryza-sativa-l-cultivars-based-on-hydroponic-experiments-and-cluster-analysis
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Sen Lin, Tingting Yang, Shaowei Zhu, Jifeng Wang, Wuzhong Ni
A method for screening copper (Cu) tolerant rice cultivars was studied by combining hydroponic experiments and cluster analysis, and the classification of cultivars in Cu stress tolerance was done. In the first hydroponic experiment, seedlings of Jiahe991 and Xiushui114 were planted in nutrient solution with different Cu(2+) concentrations from 10 to 1800 μg/L. Results indicated that the toxic threshold of Cu concentration in solution ranged from 900 to 1200 μg/L, since SPAD values of leaves and seedlings biomass of the treatments with ≥ 900 and/or 1200 µg/L were significantly lower than the control...
July 5, 2017: International Journal of Phytoremediation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631167/copper-and-ectopic-expression-of-the-arabidopsis-transport-protein-copt1-alter-iron-homeostasis-in-rice-oryza-sativa-l
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Amparo Andrés-Bordería, Fernando Andrés, Antoni Garcia-Molina, Ana Perea-García, Concha Domingo, Sergi Puig, Lola Peñarrubia
Copper deficiency and excess differentially affect iron homeostasis in rice and overexpression of the Arabidopsis high-affinity copper transporter COPT1 slightly increases endogenous iron concentration in rice grains. Higher plants have developed sophisticated mechanisms to efficiently acquire and use micronutrients such as copper and iron. However, the molecular mechanisms underlying the interaction between both metals remain poorly understood. In the present work, we study the effects produced on iron homeostasis by a wide range of copper concentrations in the growth media and by altered copper transport in Oryza sativa plants...
June 19, 2017: Plant Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580502/in-vitro-bioavailability-of-calcium-magnesium-iron-zinc-and-copper-from-gluten-free-breads-supplemented-with-natural-additives
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J Regula, A Cerba, J Suliburska, A A Tinkov
The aim of this study was to measure the content of calcium, magnesium, iron, zinc, and copper and determine the bioavailability of these ingredients in gluten-free breads fortified with milk and selected seeds. Due to the increasing prevalence of celiac disease and mineral deficiencies, it has become necessary to produce food with higher nutritional values which maintains the appropriate product characteristics. This study was designed for gluten-free breads fortified with milk and seeds such as flax, poppy, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds or nuts, and flour with amaranth...
June 3, 2017: Biological Trace Element Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551270/inorganic-arsenic-removal-in-rice-bran-by-percolating-cooking-water
#9
Antonio J Signes-Pastor, Manus Carey, Andrew A Meharg
Rice bran, a by-product of milling rice, is highly nutritious but contains very high levels of the non-threshold carcinogen inorganic arsenic (i-As), at concentrations around 1mg/kg. This i-As content needs to be reduced to make rice bran a useful food ingredient. Evaluated here is a novel approach to minimizing rice bran i-As content which is also suitable for its stabilization namely, cooking bran in percolating arsenic-free boiling water. Up to 96% of i-As removal was observed for a range of rice bran products, with i-As removal related to the volume of cooking water used...
November 1, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550677/mineral-profile-of-children-s-fast-food-menu-samples
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Maria Luisa Cervera, Miguel de la Guardia, Manuela Ruiz-de-Cenzano, Arancha Rochina-Marco, Óscar López-Salazar
Children's fast food menus, including hamburgers served with french fries, dessert, and a soft drink, were analyzed to obtain the mineral profile of trace elements. The developed analytical methodology involved sample digestion under pressure inside a microwave oven with a mixture of HNO₃ and H₂O₂ and inductively coupled plasma-optical emission spectrometry. The method was validated by carrying out the analysis of certified reference materials (NIST 1570a spinach leaves, NCS ZC73016 chicken, and NIST 1568a rice flour) and using recovery experiments...
May 26, 2017: Journal of AOAC International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543034/changes-in-mineral-elements-and-starch-quality-of-grains-during-the-improvement-of-japonica-rice-cultivars
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Hao Zhang, Chao Yu, Danping Hou, Hailang Liu, Huiting Zhang, Rongrong Tao, Han Cai, Junfei Gu, Lijun Liu, Zujian Zhang, Zhiqin Wang, Jianchang Yang
BACKGROUND: The rice cultivars improvement plays an important role in yield increase. However, little is known about the changes in starch quality and mineral elements during the rice cultivars improvement. This study was conducted to investigate the japonica rice cultivars changes in starch quality and mineral elements. RESULTS: 12 typical rice cultivars, applied in the production in Jiangsu province during the last 60 years, were grown in the paddy fields. These cultivars were classified into six types according to their application times, plant types and genotypes...
May 25, 2017: Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484981/human-health-risk-assessment-due-to-dietary-intake-of-heavy-metals-through-rice-in-the-mining-areas-of-singhbhum-copper-belt-india
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Soma Giri, Abhay Kumar Singh
The study was intended to investigate heavy metal contamination levels in the rice grown in the vicinity of the mining areas of Singhbhum Copper Belt, India. The concentrations of the metals were below the Indian maximum allowable concentrations for food except for Pb, Ni, and Zn at some locations. Principal component analysis extracted three factors explaining 79.1% of the data variability. The extracted factors suggested that the sources of metals in the rice can be attributed to soil, irrigating water, and atmospheric dust deposition...
June 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480907/metabolomic-analysis-of-the-effects-of-cadmium-and-copper-treatment-in-oryza-sativa-l-using-untargeted-liquid-chromatography-coupled-to-high-resolution-mass-spectrometry-and-all-ion-fragmentation
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Meritxell Navarro-Reig, Joaquim Jaumot, Benjamín Piña, Encarnación Moyano, Maria Teresa Galceran, Romà Tauler
While the knowledge of plant metabolomes has increased in the last few years, their response to the presence of toxicants is still poorly understood. Here, we analyse the metabolomic changes in Japanese rice (Oryza sativa var. Japonica) upon exposure to heavy metals (Cd(ii) and Cu(ii)) in concentrations from 10 to 1000 μM. After harvesting, rice metabolites were extracted from aerial parts of the plants and analysed by HPLC (HILIC TSK gel amide-80 column) coupled to a mass spectrometer quadrupole-Orbitrap (Q-Exactive)...
June 21, 2017: Metallomics: Integrated Biometal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28461082/mechanism-study-of-sulfur-fertilization-mediating-copper-translocation-and-biotransformation-in-rice-oryza-sativa-l-plants
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Lijuan Sun, Jianjun Yang, Huaxiang Fang, Chen Xu, Cheng Peng, Haomin Huang, Lingli Lu, Dechao Duan, Xiangzhi Zhang, Jiyan Shi
Metabolism of sulfur (S) is suggested to be an important factor for the homeostasis and detoxification of Cu in plants. We investigated the effects of S fertilizers (S(0), Na2SO4) on Cu translocation and biotransformation in rice plants by using multiple synchrotron-based techniques. Fertilization of S increased the biomass and yield of rice plants, as well as the translocation factor of Cu from root to shoot and shoot to grain, resulting in enhanced Cu in grain. Sulfur K-edge X-ray near edge structure (XANES) analysis showed that fertilization of S increased the concentration of glutathione in different rice tissues, especially in rice stem and leaf...
July 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391850/increasing-the-efficiency-of-immobilization-and-chitin-determination-using-copper-oxide-nanoparticles
#15
Preety, Vinita Hooda
A novel polyurethane (PU) support with and without copper oxide nanoparticles (nCuO) was employed for immobilization of two chitinolytic enzymes, chitinase and N-acetyl β glucosaminidase (NAGase) to yield PU/nCuO/chitinase/NAGase and PU/chitinase/NAGase conjugates respectively. The surface morphologies, topologies and bonded interactions between different components of the immobilized enzyme conjugates were characterized using Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) and Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR) respectively...
June 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303048/studies-on-physico-chemical-and-cooking-characteristics-of-rice-bean-varieties-grown-in-ne-region-of-india
#16
Rejaul Hoque Bepary, D D Wadikar, Seuji Borah Neog, P E Patki
Rice bean (Vigna umbellata) is grown in South and Southeast Asia, and the bean has gained importance due to its nutritional strength in terms of dietary fiber, quality protein and minerals. In current study, the nutritional and functional components, cooking and thermo-gravimetric properties of eleven rice bean varieties from NE India were investigated. Results revealed that the major nutrients among the varieties ranged as follows: 54.21-60.49% carbohydrates, 15.64-21.60% protein, 1.22-2.3% fat, 5.53-6.56% crude fibre, 3...
March 2017: Journal of Food Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289984/in-silico-characterization-and-transcriptomic-analysis-of-nif-family-genes-from-anabaena-sp-pcc7120
#17
Shilpi Singh, Alok Kumar Shrivastava
In silico approaches in conjunction with morphology, nitrogenase activity, and qRT-PCR explore the impact of selected abiotic stressor such as arsenic, salt, cadmium, copper, and butachlor on nitrogen fixing (nif family) genes of diazotrophic cyanobacterium Anabaena sp. PCC7120. A total of 19 nif genes are present within the Anabaena genome that is involved in the process of nitrogen fixation. Docking studies revealed the interaction between these nif gene-encoded proteins and the selected abiotic stressors which were further validated through decreased heterocyst frequency, fragmentation of filaments, and downregulation of nitrogenase activity under these stresses indicating towards their toxic impact on nitrogen fixation potential of filamentous cyanobacterium Anabaena sp...
March 14, 2017: Cell Biology and Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28146098/comprehensive-analysis-of-rice-laccase-gene-oslac-family-and-ectopic-expression-of-oslac10-enhances-tolerance-to-copper-stress-in-arabidopsis
#18
Qingquan Liu, Le Luo, Xiaoxiao Wang, Zhenguo Shen, Luqing Zheng
Laccases are encoded by a multigene family and widely distributed in plant genomes where they play roles oxidizing monolignols to produce higher-order lignin involved in plant development and stress responses. We identified 30 laccase genes (OsLACs) from rice, which can be divided into five subfamilies, mostly expressed during early development of the endosperm, growing roots, and stems. OsLACs can be induced by hormones, salt, drought, and heavy metals stresses. The expression level of OsLAC10 increased 1200-fold after treatment with 20 μM Cu for 12 h...
January 30, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28129387/mutation-in-mg-protoporphyrin-ix-monomethyl-ester-cyclase-decreases-photosynthesis-capacity-in-rice
#19
Xuexia Wang, Rongfeng Huang, Ruidang Quan
In photosynthesis, the pigments chlorophyll a/b absorb light energy to convert to chemical energy in chloroplasts. Though most enzymes of chlorophyll biosynthesis from glutamyl-tRNA to chlorophyll a/b have been identified, the exact composition and regulation of the multimeric enzyme Mg-protoporphyrin IX monomethyl ester cyclase (MPEC) is largely unknown. In this study, we isolated a rice pale-green leaf mutant m167 with yellow-green leaf phenotype across the whole lifespan. Chlorophyll content decreases 43-51% and the granal stacks of chloroplasts becomes thinner in m167...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28036003/dep-on-go-for-simultaneous-sensing-of-multiple-heavy-metals-pollutants-in-environmental-samples
#20
Madhu Biyani, Radhika Biyani, Tomoko Tsuchihashi, Yuzuru Takamura, Hiromi Ushijima, Eiichi Tamiya, Manish Biyani
We describe a simple and affordable "Disposable electrode printed (DEP)-On-Go" sensing platform for the rapid on-site monitoring of trace heavy metal pollutants in environmental samples for early warning by developing a mobile electrochemical device composed of palm-sized potentiostat and disposable unmodified screen-printed electrode chips. We present the analytical performance of our device for the sensitive detection of major heavy metal ions, namely, mercury, cadmium, lead, arsenic, zinc, and copper with detection limits of 1...
December 27, 2016: Sensors
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