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Ecophysiology of xerophytic and halophytic vegetation of a coastal alluvial plain in northern Venezuela: II. Cactaceae.

New Phytol 1989 Feb;111(2):245-251

Institut für Pflanzenphysiologie der Universität, A-1091 Wien, Austria.

In an ecophysiological field investigation of plant communities of vegetation islands of an alluvial plain in northern Venezuela the members of the Cactaceae, Pereskia guamacho, and a columnar ceroid cactus, Subpilosocereus ottonis, were studied. The alluvial plain was flooded by fresh water in the rainy season in November/December 1985 and was dry and saline in the dry season in March/April 1986. The highly succulent leaves of P. Read More

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February 1989

Ecophysiology of xerophytic and halophytic vegetation of a coastal alluvial plain in northern Venezuela: IV. Tillandsia flexuosa Sw. and Schomburgkia humboldtiana Reichb., epiphytic CAM plants.

New Phytol 1989 Feb;111(2):273-282

Institut für Botanik, Technische Hochschule Darmstadt, D-6100 Darmstadt, FRG.

A comparison of the performance of two epiphytes with crassulacean acid metabolism (CAM) was made during the rainy season and dry season at the Ciénega el Ostional, Chichiriviche in northern Venezuela. The epiphytic bromeliad, Tillandsia flexuosa has water-retaining tanks and leaf trichomes, and propagates mainly vegetatively to produce large populations in the shrubby island vegetation. The epiphytic orchid, Schomburgkia humboldtiana formed smaller populations, and had large succulent leaves with uniform chlorenchyma and no distinct water-storage parenchyma, unlike T. Read More

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February 1989

Characterization of environmental stress responses during early development of Pringlea antiscorbutica in the field at Kerguelen.

New Phytol 2004 Jun;162(3):705-715

Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Université de Rennes 1, Umr 6553 Ecobio, Campus de Beaulieu, bâtiment 14A, F-35042 Rennes Cedex, France.

•  Early development of Kerguelen cabbage (Pringlea antiscorbutica) was studied in the Kerguelen archipelago, its natural habitat, and under laboratory conditions. Polyamines, which are involved in developmental processes and responses to stress in several plant species, were used as markers of physiological status of P. antiscorbutica seedlings. Read More

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Expansion and Molecular Characterization of AP2/ERF Gene Family in Wheat ( L.).

Front Genet 2021 31;12:632155. Epub 2021 Mar 31.

College of Agronomy, Anhui Agricultural University, Hefei, China.

The AP2/ERF is a large protein family of transcription factors, playing an important role in signal transduction, plant growth, development, and response to various stresses. AP2/ERF super-family is identified and functionalized in a different plant but no comprehensive and systematic analysis in wheat ( L.) has been reported. Read More

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Maize Is Involved in Drought Resistance and Recovery Ability Through an Abscisic Acid-Dependent Signaling Pathway.

Front Plant Sci 2021 1;12:629903. Epub 2021 Apr 1.

Grain Crops Research Institute, Henan Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Zhengzhou, China.

Analyzing the transcriptome of maize leaves under drought stress and rewatering conditions revealed that transcription factors were involved in this process, among which of the ABSCISIC ACID-INSENSITIVE 5-like protein 5 family was induced to significantly up-regulated. The functional mechanism of in Abscisic acd (ABA) signaling pathway and its response to drought stress and rewatering has not been studied yet. The present study found that ZmbZIP33 contains a DNA-binding and dimerization domain, has transcriptional activation activity, and is highly homologous to SbABI1,SitbZIP68 and OsABA1. Read More

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Systematic analysis of JmjC gene family and stress--response expression of KDM5 subfamily genes in .

PeerJ 2021 31;9:e11137. Epub 2021 Mar 31.

Key Laboratory of Crop Epigenetic Regulation and Development, Hunan Province, Changsha, China.

Background: Jumonji C (JmjC) proteins exert critical roles in plant development and stress response through the removal of lysine methylation from histones. which originated from spontaneous hybridization by and , is the most important oilseed crop after soybean. In JmjC proteins of species, the structure and function and its relationship with the parents and model plant remain uncharacterized. Read More

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Identification of the trehalose-6-phosphate synthase gene family in Medicago truncatula and expression analysis under abiotic stresses.

Gene 2021 Apr 10:145641. Epub 2021 Apr 10.

College of Biological Sciences and Engineering, Jiangxi Agricultural University, Nanchang, 330045, PR China. Electronic address:

Trehalose-6-phosphate synthase (TPS) exerts important functions related to plant desiccation tolerance and responses to environmental stimuli. However, in Medicago truncatula, the TPS family has not been reported to date. This study found 11 MtTPS genes in the genome of M. Read More

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Overexpression of MtRAV3 enhances osmotic and salt tolerance and inhibits growth of Medicago truncatula.

Plant Physiol Biochem 2021 Apr 4;163:154-165. Epub 2021 Apr 4.

Institute of Animal Sciences, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Beijing, 100193, China. Electronic address:

Related to ABI3/VP1 (RAV) transcription factors play important roles in regulating plant growth and stress tolerance, which have been studied in many plant species, but have remained largely unidentified in legumes. To functionally characterize RAV in legumes, MtRAV3 from legume model plant Medicago truncatula was isolated and its function was investigated by overexpressing MtRAV3 in M. truncatula. Read More

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The endemic Chamaecytisus albidus is nodulated by symbiovar genistearum of Bradyrhizobium in the Moroccan Maamora Forest.

Syst Appl Microbiol 2021 Mar 26;44(3):126197. Epub 2021 Mar 26.

Centre de Biotechnologies Végétale et Microbienne, Biodiversité et Environnement, Faculté des Sciences, Université Mohammed V de Rabat, 4, Avenue Ibn Battouta, Rabat, Morocco. Electronic address:

Out of 54 isolates from root nodules of the Moroccan-endemic Chamaecytisus albidus plants growing in soils from the Maamora cork oak forest, 44 isolates formed nodules when used to infect their original host plant. A phenotypic analysis showed the metabolic diversity of the strains that used different carbohydrates and amino acids as sole carbon and nitrogen sources. The isolates grew on media with pH values ranging from 6 to 8. Read More

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De novo full length transcriptome analysis of Arachis glabrata provides insights into gene expression dynamics in response to biotic and abiotic stresses.

Genomics 2021 Apr 2;113(3):1579-1588. Epub 2021 Apr 2.

Biotechnology Research Center, Shandong Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Shandong Provincial Key Laboratory of Crop Genetic Improvement, Ecology and Physiology, Jinan 250100, People's Republic of China; College of Life Sciences, Shandong Normal University, Jinan 250014, People's Republic of China. Electronic address:

The perennial ornamental peanut Arachis glabrata represents one of the most adaptable wild Arachis species. This study used PacBio combined with BGISEQ-500 RNA-seq technology to study the transcriptome and gene expression dynamics of A. glabrata. Read More

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Rapid deforestation of a coastal landscape driven by sea level rise and extreme events.

Ecol Appl 2021 Apr 4:e2339. Epub 2021 Apr 4.

Department of Biology, Duke University, Box 90338, Durham, North Carolina, 27708, USA.

Climate change is driving ecological shifts in coastal regions of the world, where low topographic relief makes ecosystems particularly vulnerable to sea level rise, salinization, storm surge, and other effects of global climate change. The consequences of rising water tables and salinity can penetrate well inland, and lead to particularly dramatic changes in freshwater forested wetlands dominated by tree species with low salt tolerance. The resulting loss of coastal forests could have significant implications to the coastal carbon cycle. Read More

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Genome-Wide Analysis of the RLK1-Like in Soybean and Responds to Drought and Salt Stresses.

Front Plant Sci 2021 18;12:614909. Epub 2021 Mar 18.

Institute of Crop Science, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences(CAAS)/National Key Facility for Crop Gene Resources and Genetic Improvement, Key Laboratory of Biology and Genetic Improvement of Triticeae Crops, Ministry of Agriculture, Beijing, China.

Abiotic stresses, such as drought and salinity, severely affects the growth, development and productivity of the plants. The RLK1-like (CrRLK1L) protein kinase family is involved in several processes in the plant life cycle. However, there have been few studies addressing the functions of CrRLK1L proteins in soybean. Read More

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Identification and functional analysis of 9-cis-epoxy carotenoid dioxygenase (NCED) homologs in G. hirsutum.

Int J Biol Macromol 2021 Mar 31;182:298-310. Epub 2021 Mar 31.

State Key Laboratory of Cotton Biology, Institute of Cotton Research, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Anyang, China. Electronic address:

9-cis-epoxy carotenoid dioxygenase (NCED) is a fundamental enzyme, which plays an essential role in the process of organ development and stress resistance by regulating abscisic acid (ABA) synthesis in plant. In this study, a total of 7, 7, 14 and 14 NCED genes were identified from the genomes of G. arboreum, G. Read More

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, a Pepper ( L.) Dehydrin Gene Enhances the Tolerance against Salt and Drought Stresses by Reducing ROS Accumulation.

Int J Mol Sci 2021 Mar 22;22(6). Epub 2021 Mar 22.

College of Horticulture, Northwest A&F University, Yangling 712100, China.

Dehydrins (DHNs) play an important role in abiotic stress tolerance in a large number of plants, but very little is known about the function of DHNs in pepper plants. Here, we isolated a YSK-type DHN gene "" from pepper. To authenticate the function of in salt and drought stresses, it was overexpressed in Arabidopsis and silenced in pepper through virus-induced gene silencing (VIGS). Read More

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Roles of Plant Growth-Promoting Rhizobacteria (PGPR) in Stimulating Salinity Stress Defense in Plants: A Review.

Int J Mol Sci 2021 Mar 19;22(6). Epub 2021 Mar 19.

Department of Life Sciences, National Chung Hsing University, Taichung 40227, Taiwan.

To date, soil salinity becomes a huge obstacle for food production worldwide since salt stress is one of the major factors limiting agricultural productivity. It is estimated that a significant loss of crops (20-50%) would be due to drought and salinity. To embark upon this harsh situation, numerous strategies such as plant breeding, plant genetic engineering, and a large variety of agricultural practices including the applications of plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR) and seed biopriming technique have been developed to improve plant defense system against salt stress, resulting in higher crop yields to meet human's increasing food demand in the future. Read More

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Effects of Maternal Environment on Seed Germination and Seedling Vigor of × under Different Abiotic Stresses.

Plants (Basel) 2021 Mar 19;10(3). Epub 2021 Mar 19.

Mid-Florida Research Center, IFAS-University of Florida, Apopka, FL 32703, USA.

Seed germination and seedling vigor can be affected by environmental cues experienced by the mother plant. However, information about how the maternal environment affects seed quality is scarce in ornamental plants. This study aimed to investigate the effects of two different maternal environments on the seed germination and seedling vigor of a × under a variety of abiotic stresses. Read More

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Potato NAC Transcription Factor StNAC053 Enhances Salt and Drought Tolerance in Transgenic .

Int J Mol Sci 2021 Mar 4;22(5). Epub 2021 Mar 4.

Key Laboratory for Tobacco Gene Resources, Tobacco Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Qingdao 266101, China.

The NAC (NAM, ATAF1/2, and CUC2) transcription factors comprise one of the largest transcription factor families in plants and play important roles in stress responses. However, little is known about the functions of potato NAC family members. Here we report the cloning of a potato NAC transcription factor gene , which was significantly upregulated after salt, drought, and abscisic acid treatments. Read More

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Full-Length Transcriptome Sequencing and Comparative Transcriptome Analysis to Evaluate Drought and Salt Stress in var. .

Genes (Basel) 2021 Mar 18;12(3). Epub 2021 Mar 18.

Institute of Botany, Jiangsu Province and Chinese Academy of Sciences, Nanjing 210014, China.

var. ( var. ) is a perennial herb halophyte with salt and drought tolerance. Read More

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Strategies to Apply Water-Deficit Stress: Similarities and Disparities at the Whole Plant Metabolism Level in .

Int J Mol Sci 2021 Mar 10;22(6). Epub 2021 Mar 10.

Department of Sciences, Institute for Multidisciplinary Research in Applied Biology, Public University of Navarra, E-31006 Pamplona, Spain.

Water-deficit stresses such as drought and salinity are the most important factors limiting crop productivity. Hence, understanding the plant responses to these stresses is key for the improvement of their tolerance and yield. In this study plants were subjected to 250 mM NaCl as well as reduced irrigation (No-W) and 250 g/L polyethylene glycol (PEG)-6000 to induce salinity and drought stress, respectively, provoking a drop to -1. Read More

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Overexpression of an Phosphopyruvate Carboxylase Improves Plant Growth and Stress Tolerance.

Cells 2021 Mar 6;10(3). Epub 2021 Mar 6.

Biosciences Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN 37831, USA.

It has been challenging to simultaneously improve photosynthesis and stress tolerance in plants. Crassulacean acid metabolism (CAM) is a CO-concentrating mechanism that facilitates plant adaptation to water-limited environments. We hypothesized that the ectopic expression of a CAM-specific phosphopyruvate carboxylase (PEPC), an enzyme that catalyzes primary CO fixation in CAM plants, would enhance both photosynthesis and abiotic stress tolerance. Read More

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Irrigation suitability of White River in Indiana, Midwestern USA.

Environ Geochem Health 2021 Apr 2. Epub 2021 Apr 2.

Environment, Geology and Natural Resources, Ball State University, Muncie, IN, USA.

Climate change models consistently project future precipitation reduction and temperature increase during the crop growing season in the US Midwest, which may exacerbate surface water scarcity issues confronting regional agriculture. To maintain consistent crop yields under the risk of increased droughts, farmers may shift from rain-fed agriculture to irrigation agriculture, particularly during drought periods. There is an urgent need to understand whether surface water in the Midwest is suitable for irrigation. Read More

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The auxin response factor (ARF) gene family in Oil palm (Elaeis guineensis Jacq.): Genome-wide identification and their expression profiling under abiotic stresses.

Protoplasma 2021 Apr 1. Epub 2021 Apr 1.

Hainan Key Laboratory of Tropical Oil Crops Biology, Coconut Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Tropical Agricultural Sciences, Wenchang, 571339, Hainan, People's Republic of China.

Auxin response factors (ARFs) play vital role in controlling growth and developmental processes of plants via regulating the auxin signaling pathways. However, the identification and functional roles of ARFs in oil palm plants remain elusive. Here, we identified a total of 23 ARF (EgARF) genes in oil palm through a genome-wide identification approach. Read More

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Overexpression of MdATG8i improves water use efficiency in transgenic apple by modulating photosynthesis, osmotic balance, and autophagic activity under moderate water deficit.

Hortic Res 2021 Apr 1;8(1):81. Epub 2021 Apr 1.

State Key Laboratory of Crop Stress Biology for Arid Areas/Shaanxi Key Laboratory of Apple, College of Horticulture, Northwest A&F University, 712100, Yangling, Shaanxi, China.

Water deficit is one of the major limiting factors for apple (Malus domestica) production on the Loess Plateau, a major apple cultivation area in China. The identification of genes related to the regulation of water use efficiency (WUE) is a crucial aspect of crop breeding programs. As a conserved degradation and recycling mechanism in eukaryotes, autophagy has been reported to participate in various stress responses. Read More

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Effects of water and salinity stresses on growth, yield, and water use of iceberg lettuce.

Ahmet Kurunc

J Sci Food Agric 2021 Mar 31. Epub 2021 Mar 31.

Department of Agricultural Structures and Irrigation, Faculty of Agriculture, Akdeniz University, Antalya, Turkey.

Background: Salinity and drought stresses have become widespread in many regions of the world. Although there are several studies, their findings about the response of lettuce to water and salinity stresses are contradictory. This paper therefore aims to evaluate the effects of water deficit and irrigation water salinity on growth, yield, and water consumption of iceberg lettuce. Read More

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Prunus Hexokinase 3 genes alter primary C-metabolism and promote drought and salt stress tolerance in Arabidopsis transgenic plants.

Sci Rep 2021 Mar 29;11(1):7098. Epub 2021 Mar 29.

Instituto de Investigaciones Agropecuarias CRI Rayentué, Av. Salamanca s/n, Sector Los Choapinos, Rengo, Chile.

Hexokinases (HXKs) and fructokinases (FRKs) are the only two families of enzymes in plants that have been identified as able to phosphorylate Glucose (Glc) and Fructose (Fru). Glc can only be phosphorylated in plants by HXKs, while Fru can be phosphorylated by either HXKs or FRKs. The various subcellular localizations of HXKs in plants indicate that they are involved in diverse functions, including anther dehiscence and pollen germination, stomatal closure in response to sugar levels, stomatal aperture and reducing transpiration. Read More

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Genome-wide identification and functional characterization of the PheE2F/DP gene family in Moso bamboo.

BMC Plant Biol 2021 Mar 29;21(1):158. Epub 2021 Mar 29.

International Center for Bamboo and Rattan, Key Laboratory of Bamboo and Rattan Science and Technology, State Forestry Administration, Beijing, China.

Background: E2F/DP proteins have been shown to regulate genes implicated in cell cycle control and DNA repair. However, to date, research into the potential role of the Moso bamboo E2F/DP family has been limited.

Results: Here, we identified 23 E2F/DPs in the Moso bamboo genome, including nine E2F genes, six DP genes, eight DEL genes and one gene with a partial E2F domain. Read More

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Review: Biological functions of major latex-like proteins in plants.

Plant Sci 2021 May 18;306:110856. Epub 2021 Feb 18.

Graduate School of Agricultural Science, Kobe University, 1-1 Rokkodaicho, Nada-ku, Kobe, Hyogo 657-8501, Japan; Biosignal Research Center, Kobe University, 1-1 Rokkodaicho, Nada-ku, Kobe, Hyogo 657-8501, Japan. Electronic address:

Major latex-like proteins (MLPs) have been identified in dicots and monocots. They are members of the birch pollen allergen Bet v 1 family as well as pathogenesis-related proteins class 10. MLPs have two main features. Read More

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Interconnection of iron and osmotic stress signaling in plants - Is FIT a regulatory hub to cross-connect abscisic acid responses?

Plant Biol (Stuttg) 2021 Mar 27. Epub 2021 Mar 27.

Institute of Botany, Heinrich Heine University, Universitätsstr. 1, D-40225, Düsseldorf, Germany.

Osmotic stresses like salinity and drought have deleterious effects on uptake and translocation of essential mineral nutrients. Iron (Fe) is an important micronutrient that regulates many processes in plants. Plants have adopted various molecular and physiological strategies for Fe acquisition from soil and transport to and within plants. Read More

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Salinity induced alterations in photosynthetic and oxidative regulation are ameliorated as a function of salt secretion.

J Plant Res 2021 Mar 25. Epub 2021 Mar 25.

Center for Agricultural Resources Research, Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shijiazhuang, 050021, People's Republic of China.

Ion secretion facilitates recretohalophytes to tolerate saline and drought conditions but its relative contribution to the survival of many species remains poorly understood. Tamarix chinensis has high potential for restoration of saline deteriorated lands. The water management and high salt tolerance of the plant have highlighted the need to determine the strategies that govern these mechanisms. Read More

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The novel galactosyl transferase-like (SbGalT) gene from Salicornia brachiata maintains photosynthesis and enhances abiotic stress tolerance in transgenic tobacco.

Gene 2021 Mar 23;786:145597. Epub 2021 Mar 23.

Applied Phycology and Biotechnology, CSIR-Central Salt and Marine Chemicals Research Institute (CSIR-CSMCRI), Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Bhavnagar, Gujarat 364001, India. Electronic address:

We hereby report in planta function characterization of a novel galactosyl transferase-like (SbGalT) gene from Salicornia brachiata for enhanced abiotic stress tolerance. The SbGalT gene had an open reading frame of 1563 bp. The ectopic expression of SbGalT gene in tobacco improved the seed germination, seedling growth, biomass accumulation and potassium/sodium ratio under salt and osmotic stress. Read More

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