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Integrated Methylome and Transcriptome Analyses Reveal the Molecular Mechanism by Which DNA Methylation Regulates Kenaf Flowering.

Front Plant Sci 2021 26;12:709030. Epub 2021 Aug 26.

Key Laboratory of Plant Genetics and Breeding, College of Agriculture, Guangxi University, Nanning, China.

DNA methylation regulates key biological processes in plants. In this study, kenaf seedlings were pretreated with the DNA methylation inhibitor 5-azacytidine (5-azaC) (at concentrations of 0, 100, 200, 400, and 600 μM), and the results showed that pretreatment with 200 μM 5-azaC promoted flowering most effectively. To elucidate the underlying mechanism, phytohormone, adenosine triphosphate (ATP), and starch contents were determined, and genome-wide DNA methylation and transcriptome analyses were performed on anthers pretreated with 200 μM 5-azaC (5-azaC200) or with no 5-azaC (control conditions; 5-azaC0). Read More

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Silencing of StRIK in potato suggests a role in periderm related to RNA processing and stress.

BMC Plant Biol 2021 Sep 7;21(1):409. Epub 2021 Sep 7.

Laboratori del Suro, Biology Department, Universitat de Girona, Campus Montilivi, E-17071, Girona, Catalonia, Spain.

Background: The periderm is a protective barrier crucial for land plant survival, but little is known about genetic factors involved in its development and regulation. Using a transcriptomic approach in the cork oak (Q. suber) periderm, we previously identified an RS2-INTERACTING KH PROTEIN (RIK) homologue of unknown function containing a K homology (KH)-domain RNA-binding protein, as a regulatory candidate gene in the periderm. Read More

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September 2021

Metabolic regulation in soil microbial succession and niche differentiation by the polymer amendment under cadmium stress.

J Hazard Mater 2021 08 15;416:126094. Epub 2021 May 15.

Agricultural College, Shihezi University, Shihezi, Xinjiang 832000, PR China. Electronic address:

Cadmium (Cd) contamination seriously threatens the agricultural production, so exploring the response of soil microenvironment to amendments in Cd-contaminated soils is of importance. In this study, the mechanism of remediation of Cd-contaminated soil using the polymer amendment was studied in cotton flowering stage. The results showed that the concentration of Cd in cotton root and various Cd forms in Cd-contaminated soils were obviously high. Read More

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The stereoselectivity of metconazole on wheat grain filling and harvested seeds germination: Implication for the application of triazole chiral pesticides.

J Hazard Mater 2021 08 21;416:125911. Epub 2021 Apr 21.

Beijing Advanced Innovation Center for Food Nutrition and Human Health, Department of Applied Chemistry, China Agricultural University, Yuanmingyuan west road 2, Beijing 100193, PR China. Electronic address:

Plant growth can be influenced by the application of triazole pesticides as these regulate physiological processes such as plant hormonal levels and enzyme activity. Homology modeling and molecular docking studies suggested that inhibition of ADP-glucose pyrophosphorylase activity in two trans-stereoisomers treatments hinders starch accumulation during the grain filling stage. A field experiment investigated the effects of metconazole racemate, cis-1R,5S-stereostereoisomer, and cis-1S,5R-stereoisomer application at the flowering stage on wheat grain ripening and yield. Read More

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Morning and evening alarm of the circadian clock for flower opening times in Hemerocallis.

Plant Sci 2021 Oct 13;311:110992. Epub 2021 Jul 13.

Landscape Architecture School, Beijing Forestry University, No.35, Tsinghua East Road, Haidian District, Beijing, China. Electronic address:

Previous studies demonstrated that flower opening time (FOT) is a stable trait and precisely controlled by a circadian clock responsive to the environment. It plays a vital role in improving fertility. Hemerocallis spp. Read More

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October 2021

C-terminal domain phosphatase-like 1 (CPL1) is involved in floral transition in Arabidopsis.

BMC Genomics 2021 Sep 5;22(1):642. Epub 2021 Sep 5.

Research Centre for Plant RNA Signaling, College of Life and Environmental Sciences, Hangzhou Normal University, 311121, Hangzhou, China.

Background: RNA polymerase II plays critical roles in transcription in eukaryotic organisms. C-terminal Domain Phosphatase-like 1 (CPL1) regulates the phosphorylation state of the C-terminal domain of RNA polymerase II subunit B1, which is critical in determining RNA polymerase II activity. CPL1 plays an important role in miRNA biogenesis, plant growth and stress responses. Read More

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September 2021

Chromosome-scale Genome Assembly and Population Genomics Provide Insights into the Adaptation, Domestication, and Flavonoid Metabolism of Chinese Plum.

Plant J 2021 Sep 2. Epub 2021 Sep 2.

Zhengzhou Fruit Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Science, 450009, Zhengzhou, Henan, China.

Globally, commercialized plum cultivars are mostly diploid Chinese plums (Prunus salicina Lindl.), also known as Japanese plums, and are one of the most abundant and variable fruit tree species. To advance Prunus genomic research, we present a chromosome-scale P. Read More

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September 2021

The GAMYB-like gene SlMYB33 mediates flowering and pollen development in tomato.

Hortic Res 2020 Sep 1;7(1):133. Epub 2020 Sep 1.

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

GAMYBs are positive GA signaling factors that exhibit essential functions in reproductive development, particularly in anther and pollen development. However, there is no direct evidence of the regulation of any GAMYB in these biological processes in tomato (Solanum lycopersicum). Here, we identified a tomato GAMYB-like gene, SlMYB33, and characterized its specific roles. Read More

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September 2020

Growing a glue factory: Open questions in laticifer development.

Curr Opin Plant Biol 2021 Aug 27;64:102096. Epub 2021 Aug 27.

Plant Biology Section, School of Integrative Plant Science, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA. Electronic address:

Latex-containing cells called laticifers are present in at least 41 flowering plant families and are thought to have convergently evolved at least 12 times. These cells are known to function in defense, but little is known about the molecular genetic mechanisms of their development. The expansion of laticifers into their distinctive tube shape can occur through two distinct mechanisms, cell fusion and intrusive growth. Read More

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Energy as a seasonal signal for growth and reproduction.

Curr Opin Plant Biol 2021 Aug 27;63:102092. Epub 2021 Aug 27.

Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology, Yale University, New Haven, CT, 06511, USA.

Plants measure photoperiod as a predictable signal for seasonal change. Recently, new connections between photoperiod measuring systems and metabolism in plants have been revealed. These studies explore historical observations of metabolism and photoperiod with modern tools and approaches, suggesting there is much more to learn about photoperiodism in plants. Read More

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Chilling Requirement Validation and Physiological and Molecular Responses of the Bud Endodormancy Release in 'Meiju'.

Int J Mol Sci 2021 Aug 4;22(16). Epub 2021 Aug 4.

Genomics and Genetic Engineering Laboratory of Ornamental Plants, Institute of Landscape Architecture, Department of Horticulture, College of Agriculture and Biotechnology, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310058, China.

The introduction of herbaceous peony ( Pall.) in low-latitude areas is of great significance to expand the landscape application of this world-famous ornamental. With the hazards of climate warming, warm winters occurs frequently, which makes many excellent northern herbaceous peony cultivars unable to meet their chilling requirements (CR) and leads to their poor growth and flowering in southern China. Read More

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Transcriptomic Analysis Reveals Key Genes Involved in Oil and Linoleic Acid Biosynthesis during Seed Development.

Int J Mol Sci 2021 Aug 4;22(16). Epub 2021 Aug 4.

State Key Laboratory of Grassland Agro-Ecosystems, Key Laboratory of Grassland Livestock Industry Innovation, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, Engineering Research Center of Grassland Industry, Ministry of Education, College of Pastoral Agriculture Science and Technology, Lanzhou University, Lanzhou 730020, China.

seeds are rich in polysaccharides and linoleic acid (C18:2), which have been widely used as traditional medicine and to improve food quality. The accumulation patterns and molecular regulatory mechanisms of polysaccharides during seed development have been studied. However, the related research on seed oil and C18:2 remain unclear. Read More

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GRUSP, an Universal Stress Protein, Is Involved in Gibberellin-dependent Induction of Flowering in Arabidopsis thaliana.

Dokl Biochem Biophys 2021 Jul 23;499(1):233-237. Epub 2021 Aug 23.

Timiryazev Institute of Plant Physiology, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia.

The effect of T-DNA insertion in the 3'-UTR region of Arabidopsis thaliana At3g58450 gene encoding the Germination-Related Universal Stress Protein (GRUSP) was studied. It was found that under a long-day condition this mutation delays transition to flowering of grusp-115 transgenic line that due to a reduced content of endogenous bioactive gibberellins GA1 and GA3 in comparison to the wild-type plants (Col-0). Exogenous GA accelerated flowering of both lines but did not change the time of difference in the onset of flowering between Col-0 and grusp-115. Read More

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Expression of lavender AGAMOUS-like and SEPALLATA3-like genes promote early flowering and alter leaf morphology in Arabidopsis thaliana.

Planta 2021 Aug 19;254(3):54. Epub 2021 Aug 19.

Department of Biology, The University of British Columbia, Kelowna, BC, V1V 1V7, Canada.

Main Conclusion: The expression of full-length cDNAs encoding lavender AGAMOUS-like (LaAG-like) and SEPALLATA3-like (LaSEP3-like) transcription factors induces early flowering and impacts the leaf morphology at a strong expression level in Arabidopsis. Lavandula angustifolia is widely cultivated as an ornamental plant due to its attractive flower structure, and as a source of valuable essential oils for use in cosmetics, alternative medicines, and culinary products. We recently employed RNA-Seq and transcript profiling to describe a number of transcription factors (TFs) that potentially control flower development in this plant. Read More

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A metabolic daylength measurement system mediates winter photoperiodism in plants.

Dev Cell 2021 Sep 17;56(17):2501-2515.e5. Epub 2021 Aug 17.

Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology, Yale University, New Haven, CT 06511, USA. Electronic address:

Plants have served as a preeminent study system for photoperiodism due to their propensity to flower in concordance with the seasons. A nearly singular focus on understanding photoperiodic flowering has prevented the discovery of other photoperiod measuring systems necessary for vegetative health. Here, we use bioinformatics to identify photoperiod-induced genes in Arabidopsis. Read More

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September 2021

Chemophenetics as a Tool for Distinguishing Morphotypes of Annona emarginata (Schltdl.) H. Rainer.

Chem Biodivers 2021 Aug 17:e2100544. Epub 2021 Aug 17.

Plant Biology: DBBVPZ, Institute of Biosciences, São Paulo State University (Unesp), Prof. Dr. Antônio Celso Wagner Zanin street, 250, 18618-689, Botucatu, São Paulo, Brazil.

Annona emarginata (Annonaceae) has two morphological variations (A. emarginata 'mirim' and A. emarginata 'terra-fria'). Read More

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Foliar melatonin stimulates cotton boll distribution characteristics by modifying leaf sugar metabolism and antioxidant activities during drought conditions.

Physiol Plant 2021 Aug 17. Epub 2021 Aug 17.

Key laboratory of Crop Physiology and Ecology, Ministry of Agriculture, Nanjing Agricultural University, Nanjing, Jiangsu, China.

Drought is a severe abiotic stress affecting the plant's antioxidant system and interrupting compatible solute translocation processes, which leads to low productivity. Melatonin acts as a common growth regulator enhancing the plants defense system and regulates sugar metabolism in challenging environments. Melatonin treatments enable plants to be tolerant to abiotic stresses via enhancing their recovery potential, but its impact using various concentrations has not yet been studied in leaf physiological aspects when applied to cotton foliage during their peak flowering and boll loading stage. Read More

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Purple acid phosphatases: roles in phosphate utilization and new emerging functions.

Plant Cell Rep 2021 Aug 17. Epub 2021 Aug 17.

National Institute of Plant Genome Research, Aruna Asaf Ali Marg, New Delhi, 110067, India.

Plants strive for phosphorus (P), which is an essential mineral for their life. Since P availability is limiting in most of the world's soils, plants have evolved with a complex network of genes and their regulatory mechanisms to cope with soil P deficiency. Among them, purple acid phosphatases (PAPs) are predominantly associated with P remobilization within the plant and acquisition from the soil by hydrolyzing organic P compounds. Read More

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Pre-meiotic 21-nucleotide reproductive phasiRNAs emerged in seed plants and diversified in flowering plants.

Nat Commun 2021 08 16;12(1):4941. Epub 2021 Aug 16.

Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, Saint Louis, MO, USA.

Plant small RNAs are important regulatory elements that fine-tune gene expression and maintain genome integrity by silencing transposons. Reproductive organs of monocots produce abundant phased, small interfering RNAs (phasiRNAs). The 21-nt reproductive phasiRNAs triggered by miR2118 are highly enriched in pre-meiotic anthers, and have been found in multiple eudicot species, in contrast with prior reports of monocot specificity. Read More

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A single amino acid residue substitution in BraA04g017190.3C, a histone methyltransferase, results in premature bolting in Chinese cabbage (Brassica rapa L. ssp. Pekinensis).

BMC Plant Biol 2021 Aug 13;21(1):373. Epub 2021 Aug 13.

Liaoning Key Laboratory of Genetics and Breeding for Cruciferous Vegetable Crops, Department of Horticulture, Shenyang Agricultural University, 110866, Shenyang, People's Republic of China.

Background: Flowering is an important inflection point in the transformation from vegetative to reproductive growth, and premature bolting severely decreases crop yield and quality.

Results: In this study, a stable early-bolting mutant, ebm3, was identified in an ethyl methanesulfonate (EMS)-mutagenized population of a Chinese cabbage doubled haploid (DH) line 'FT'. Compared with 'FT', ebm3 showed early bolting under natural cultivation in autumn, and curled leaves. Read More

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Production of purple Ma bamboo (Dendrocalamus latiflorus Munro) with enhanced drought and cold stress tolerance by engineering anthocyanin biosynthesis.

Planta 2021 Aug 12;254(3):50. Epub 2021 Aug 12.

Basic Forestry and Proteomics Center, College of Forestry, Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, Fuzhou, China.

Main Conclusion: Overexpression of the leaf color (Lc) gene in Ma bamboo substantially increased the accumulation level of anthocyanin, and improved plant tolerance to cold and drought stresses, probably due to the increased antioxidant capacity. Most bamboos, including Ma bamboo (Dendrocalamus latiflorus Munro), are naturally evergreen and sensitive to cold and drought stresses, while it's nearly impossible to make improvements through conventual breeding due to their long and irregular flowering habit. Moreover, few studies have reported bamboo germplasm innovation through genetic engineering as bamboo genetic transformation remains difficult. Read More

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Promising Anticancer Activities of and Its Triterpenes via p38 and PI3K/Akt/mTOR Signaling Pathways.

Nutrients 2021 Jul 18;13(7). Epub 2021 Jul 18.

Department of Internal Medicine, College of Korean Medicine, Kyung Hee University, Seoul 02447, Korea.

The flowering plant genus , which belongs to the family Alismataceae, comprises 11 species, including ,  , and  . (Ze xie in Chinese, Takusha in Japanese, and Taeksa in Korean, ), the tubers of medicinal plants from species, have long been used to treat inflammatory diseases, hyperlipidemia, diabetes, bacterial infection, edema, oliguria, diarrhea, and dizziness. Recent evidence has demonstrated that its extract showed pharmacological activities to effectively reverse cancer-related molecular targets. Read More

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Article From crops to shops: how Agriculture can use circadian clocks.

J Exp Bot 2021 Aug 7. Epub 2021 Aug 7.

Departamento de Bioquímica, Instituto de Química, Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, SP, 05508-000, Brazil.

Knowledge about environmental and biological rhythms can lead to more sustainable agriculture in a climate crisis and resource scarcity scenario. When rhythms are considered, more efficient and cost-effective management practices can be designed for food production. The circadian clock is used to anticipate daily and seasonal changes, organise the metabolism during the day, integrate internal and external signals, and optimise interaction with other organisms. Read More

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Transcriptome Analysis of Flower Development and Mining of Genes Related to Flowering Time in Tomato ().

Int J Mol Sci 2021 Jul 29;22(15). Epub 2021 Jul 29.

Laboratory of Genetic Breeding in Tomato, Key Laboratory of Biology and Genetic Improvement of Horticultural Crops (Northeast Region), Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, College of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture, Northeast Agricultural University, Harbin 150030, China.

Flowering is a morphogenetic process in which angiosperms shift from vegetative growth to reproductive growth. Flowering time has a strong influence on fruit growth, which is closely related to productivity. Therefore, research on crop flowering time is particularly important. Read More

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The Rab Geranylgeranyl Transferase Beta Subunit Is Essential for Embryo and Seed Development in .

Int J Mol Sci 2021 Jul 24;22(15). Epub 2021 Jul 24.

Institute of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences, 02-106 Warsaw, Poland.

Auxin is a key regulator of plant development affecting the formation and maturation of reproductive structures. The apoplastic route of auxin transport engages influx and efflux facilitators from the PIN, AUX and ABCB families. The polar localization of these proteins and constant recycling from the plasma membrane to endosomes is dependent on Rab-mediated vesicular traffic. Read More

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The meristem-associated endosymbiont Methylorubrum extorquens DSM13060 reprograms development and stress responses of pine seedlings.

Tree Physiol 2021 Jul 29. Epub 2021 Jul 29.

Ecology and Genetics, University of Oulu, PO Box 3000, FIN-90014 Oulu, Finland.

Microbes living in plant tissues, endophytes, are mainly studied in crop plants where they typically colonize the root apoplast. Trees, a large carbon source with a high capacity for photosynthesis, provide a variety of niches for endophytic colonization. We have earlier identified a new type of plant-endophyte interaction in buds of adult Scots pine, where Methylorubrum species live inside the meristematic cells. Read More

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Plant PIEZO homologs modulate vacuole morphology during tip growth.

Science 2021 07;373(6554):586-590

Department of Biology and NSF Center for Engineering Mechanobiology, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO, USA.

In animals, PIEZOs are plasma membrane-localized cation channels involved in diverse mechanosensory processes. We investigated PIEZO function in tip-growing cells in the moss and the flowering plant PIEZO1 and PIEZO2 redundantly contribute to the normal growth, size, and cytoplasmic calcium oscillations of caulonemal cells. Both PIEZO1 and PIEZO2 localized to vacuolar membranes. Read More

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Two FD homologs from London plane (Platanus acerifolia) are associated with floral initiation and flower morphology.

Plant Sci 2021 Sep 10;310:110971. Epub 2021 Jun 10.

Key Laboratory of Horticultural Plant Biology, Ministry of Education, College of Horticulture and Forestry Sciences, Huazhong Agricultural University, Wuhan, 430070, Hubei, China. Electronic address:

The flowering-time gene FD encodes a bZIP transcription factor that interacts with FLOWERING LOCUS T (FT) to induce flowering in Arabidopsis. Previous research has identified two FT homologs of Platanus acerifolia, PaFT and PaFTL, which each have different expression patterns and are involved in diverse developmental processes. However, it is not known whether such FT/FD complexes participate in the flowering processes in P. Read More

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September 2021

Genome-wide survey and expression analysis of NIN-like Protein (NLP) genes reveals its potential roles in the response to nitrate signaling in tomato.

BMC Plant Biol 2021 Jul 23;21(1):347. Epub 2021 Jul 23.

State Key Laboratory of Plant Physiology and Biochemistry, College of Biological Sciences, China Agricultural University, Beijing, 100193, China.

Background: Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum) is one of the most important horticultural crops, with a marked preference for nitrate as an inorganic nitrogen source. The molecular mechanisms of nitrate uptake and assimilation are poorly understood in tomato. NIN-like proteins (NLPs) are conserved, plant-specific transcription factors that play crucial roles in nitrate signaling. Read More

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Genome-Wide Identification of Gene Family in Pitaya Reveals an Involved in Flowering Process.

Int J Mol Sci 2021 Jul 19;22(14). Epub 2021 Jul 19.

Guangdong Provincial Key Laboratory of Postharvest Science of Fruits and Vegetables/Key Laboratory of Biology and Genetic Improvement of Horticultural Crops (South China), Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, College of Horticulture, South China Agricultural University, Guangzhou 510642, China.

Aquaporins (AQPs) are essential membrane proteins involved in seed maturation and germination, stomata movement, photosynthesis, and regulation of plant flowering processes. Pitaya flowers are open at night and wither at daybreak, which shows an obvious circadian rhythm. In this study, a comprehensive genome-wide analysis of in was conducted to screen key genes associated with flowering processes. Read More

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