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2017 journal article

Antibacterial activity of medicinal plants from The Physicians of Myddvai, a 14th century Welsh medical manuscript

JOURNAL OF ETHNOPHARMACOLOGY, 203, 171–181.

By: C. Wagner n, J. De Gezelle n, M. Robertson, K. Robertson, M. Wilson n & S. Komarnytsky n

author keywords: Traditional use; ethnobotany; medicinal plants; microbial infections; antibiotics
MeSH headings : Anti-Bacterial Agents / history; Anti-Bacterial Agents / isolation & purification; Anti-Bacterial Agents / pharmacology; Bacteria / drug effects; Bacterial Infections / drug therapy; Bacterial Infections / history; Ethnobotany / history; Ethnopharmacology / history; History, Medieval; Humans; Medicine, Traditional / history; Phytotherapy / history; Phytotherapy / methods; Plant Preparations / history; Plant Preparations / pharmacology; Plants, Medicinal / chemistry; Scotland
TL;DR: Using historical medical sources such as those associated with traditional Celtic medicine to guide rigorous, evidence-based scientific investigation, provides additional leads for new and alternative bioactive molecules for combating bacterial diseases. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
3. Good Health and Well-being (Web of Science; OpenAlex)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2017 journal article

Functional Characterization of Tea (Camellia sinensis) MYB4a Transcription Factor Using an Integrative Approach

FRONTIERS IN PLANT SCIENCE, 8.

By: M. Li*, Y. Li*, L. Guo*, N. Gong*, Y. Pang*, W. Jiang*, Y. Liu*, X. Jiang* ...

author keywords: tea; Camellia sinensis; R2R3-MYB; transcription factor; phenylpropanoids; shikimate pathway
TL;DR: A tea (Camellia sinensis) MYB4a is characterized to encode a R2R3-MYB transcription factor, which is shown to repressively control the phenylpropanoid and shikimate pathway. (via Semantic Scholar)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2017 journal article

Amino Acids Are an Ineffective Fertilizer for Dunaliella spp. Growth

FRONTIERS IN PLANT SCIENCE, 8.

By: C. Murphree n, J. Dums n, S. Jain n, C. Zhao*, D. Young n, N. Khoshnoodi*, A. Tikunov*, J. Macdonald* ...

Contributors: C. Murphree n, J. Dums n, S. Jain n, C. Zhao*, D. Young n, N. Khoshnoodi*, A. Tikunov*, J. Macdonald*, G. Pilot*, H. Sederoff n

author keywords: Dunaliella; nitrogen recycling; lipids; biofuel; amino acids; sustainability
TL;DR: It is found that only four amino acids (glutamine, histidine, cysteine, and tryptophan) rescue Dunaliella spp. (via Semantic Scholar)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2017 journal article

A naturally occurring conditional albino mutant in rice caused by defects in the plastid-localized OsABCI8 transporter

Plant Molecular Biology, 94(1-2), 137–148.

By: X. Zeng*, R. Tang*, H. Guo*, S. Ke*, B. Teng*, Y. Hung n, Z. Xu*, X. Xie* ...

author keywords: Rice; ABC transporter; Iron transport; Chloroplast development
MeSH headings : Amino Acid Sequence; Arabidopsis / metabolism; Biological Transport; Carrier Proteins / genetics; Carrier Proteins / metabolism; Chloroplasts; Cloning, Molecular; Gene Expression Regulation, Plant / physiology; Iron / metabolism; Mutation; Oryza / genetics; Phylogeny; Plant Proteins / genetics; Plant Proteins / metabolism; Plastids / metabolism
TL;DR: It is demonstrated that OsABCI8 represents a conserved ABCI protein involved in transition metals transportation and/or homeostasis and suggest an important role of the plastid-localized Os ABCI8 for chloroplast development. (via Semantic Scholar)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID, Crossref
Added: August 6, 2018

2017 journal article

Vibrio Phage KVP40 Encodes a Functional NAD(+) Salvage Pathway

JOURNAL OF BACTERIOLOGY, 199(9).

author keywords: NAD; bacteriophages; genomics; metabolism
MeSH headings : Bacteriophage T4 / genetics; Escherichia coli / genetics; Genomics; Metabolic Networks and Pathways / genetics; NAD / metabolism; Nicotinamide-Nucleotide Adenylyltransferase / genetics; Nicotinamide-Nucleotide Adenylyltransferase / metabolism; Nucleotides; Pyridines / chemistry; Pyrophosphatases / metabolism; Vibrio parahaemolyticus / virology
TL;DR: It is shown that phage KVP40 encodes a functional pyridine nucleotide scavenging pathway that is expressed during the metabolic period of the infection cycle, and the pathway is conserved in other large, dsDNA phages in which the two genes, nadV and natV, share an evolutionary history in their respective phage-host group. (via Semantic Scholar)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2017 journal article

Translation regulation in plants: an interesting past, an exciting present and a promising future

PLANT JOURNAL, 90(4), 628–653.

author keywords: translation; upstream open reading frames; internal ribosomal entry sites; gene-specific translation; global regulation of translation; RNA-binding protein
MeSH headings : Gene Expression Regulation / genetics; Gene Expression Regulation / physiology; Open Reading Frames / genetics; Plants / genetics; Plants / metabolism; Protein Biosynthesis / genetics; Protein Biosynthesis / physiology; RNA, Plant / genetics; RNA, Plant / metabolism; Ribosomes / genetics; Ribosomes / metabolism
TL;DR: The use of high-throughput approaches to map and quantify different critical parameters affecting translation, such as RNA structure, protein-RNA interactions and ribosome occupancy at the genome level, holds the promise to decipher the likely complex and diverse, but also fascinating, mechanisms behind the regulation of translation. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2017 journal article

Transcriptomic analysis in strawberry fruits reveals active auxin biosynthesis and signaling in the ripe receptacle

Frontiers in Plant Science, 8.

By: E. Estrada-Johnson, F. Csukasi, C. Pizarro, J. Vallarino, Y. Kiryakova, A. Vioque, J. Brumos, N. Medina-Escobar ...

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

2017 journal article

Tissue and cell-type co-expression networks of transcription factors and wood component genes in Populus trichocarpa

PLANTA, 245(5), 927–938.

author keywords: Wood formation; Transcriptome; Fiber cells; Vessel elements; Cell wall biosynthesis; Co-expression network
MeSH headings : Cell Wall / metabolism; Cellulose / metabolism; Cluster Analysis; Gene Expression Regulation, Plant; Lignin / metabolism; Molecular Sequence Annotation; Organ Specificity; Phloem / genetics; Phloem / growth & development; Plant Leaves / genetics; Plant Leaves / growth & development; Plant Proteins / genetics; Populus / genetics; Populus / growth & development; Sequence Analysis, RNA; Transcription Factors / genetics; Transcriptome; Wood / genetics; Wood / growth & development; Xylem / genetics; Xylem / growth & development
TL;DR: The co-expression networks revealed here suggest a well-structured transcriptional homeostasis for cell wall component biosynthesis during wood formation. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
2. Zero Hunger (OpenAlex)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: August 6, 2018

2017 journal article

Linking physiological mechanisms to thermally driven life history outcomes in the Mayfly Neocloeon triangulifer

Integrative and Comparative Biology, 57, E225–225.

By: H. Chou, W. Pathmasiri, S. Sumner & D. Buchwalter

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

2017 journal article

Keep breathing: Linking respiration to thermally regulated life history outcomes in the Mayfly Neocloeon triangulifer

Integrative and Comparative Biology, 57, E225–225.

By: H. Chou, D. Funk & D. Buchwalter

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

2017 journal article

Characterization of Clostridium ljungdahlii OTA1: a non-autotrophic hyper ethanol-producing strain

APPLIED MICROBIOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY, 101(4), 1615–1630.

author keywords: Acetyl-coA; Carbon monoxide dehydrogenase; Clostridium ljungdahlii; Ethanol; Wood-Ljungdahl pathway
MeSH headings : Acetyl Coenzyme A / metabolism; Aldehyde Oxidoreductases / metabolism; Carbon Dioxide / metabolism; Carbon Monoxide / metabolism; Clostridium / metabolism; Ethanol / metabolism; Multienzyme Complexes / metabolism
TL;DR: A non-autotrophic hyper ethanol-producing strain of C. ljungdahlii was identified that has utility for further physiology and strain performance studies and as a biocatalyst for industrial applications. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2017 journal article

Overexpression and Suppression of Artemisia annua 4-Hydroxy-3-Methylbut-2-enyl Diphosphate Reductase 1 Gene (AaHDR1) Differentially Regulate Artemisinin and Terpenoid Biosynthesis

FRONTIERS IN PLANT SCIENCE, 8.

By: D. Ma n, G. Li n, Y. Zhu n & D. Xie n

author keywords: Artemisia annua; artemisinin; arteannuin B; 4-Hydroxy-3-methylbut-2-enyl diphosphate reductase; methylerythritol phosphate pathway; terpene
TL;DR: The overexpression and suppression of AaHDR1 protein level in plastids differentially affect artemisinin and other terpenoid biosynthesis, and alter non-polar metabolite profiles of A. annua. (via Semantic Scholar)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2017 journal article

Identification of a residue responsible for UDP-sugar donor selectivity of a dihydroxybenzoic acid glycosyltransferase from Arabidopsis natural accessions

PLANT JOURNAL, 89(2), 195–203.

By: H. Chen n & X. Li n

author keywords: plant secondary metabolism; UGT; substrate specificity; natural variation; Arabidopsis thaliana; dihydroxybenzoic acid
MeSH headings : Arabidopsis / genetics; Arabidopsis / metabolism; Arabidopsis Proteins / chemistry; Arabidopsis Proteins / genetics; Arabidopsis Proteins / metabolism; Gentisates / metabolism; Glucuronosyltransferase / chemistry; Glucuronosyltransferase / genetics; Glucuronosyltransferase / metabolism; Hydroxybenzoates / metabolism; Mutagenesis, Site-Directed; Polymorphism, Genetic; Structural Homology, Protein; Structure-Activity Relationship; Substrate Specificity
TL;DR: Natural variation in Arabidopsis UGT89A2 guided the discovery that a single amino acid residue change determines UDP‐sugar donor selectivity of the dihydroxybenzoic acid glycosyltransferase, providing new insights into UDP‐xylose specificity of a class of enzymes important to specialized metabolism. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2017 journal article

Ecological genomics of local adaptation in Cornus florida L. by genotyping by sequencing

ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTION, 7(1), 441–465.

By: A. Pais n, R. Whetten n & Q. Xiang n

author keywords: Cornus florida; genotyping by sequencing; local adaptation; single nucleotide polymorphisms
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
14. Life Below Water (OpenAlex)
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: August 6, 2018

2017 review

More than meets the eye: Emergent properties of transcription factors networks in Arabidopsis

[Review of ]. BIOCHIMICA ET BIOPHYSICA ACTA-GENE REGULATORY MECHANISMS, 1860(1), 64–74.

Contributors: D. Muhammad n, S. Schmittling n, C. Williams n & T. Long n

author keywords: Transcription factor networks (TFNs); Emergent properties; Mathematical modeling
MeSH headings : Arabidopsis / genetics; Arabidopsis / growth & development; Computational Biology / methods; Gene Expression Regulation, Plant / genetics; Gene Regulatory Networks / genetics; Plant Development / genetics; Stress, Physiological / genetics; Transcription Factors / genetics
TL;DR: This review highlights literature that provides, in part, experimental and computational techniques for characterizing Transcription Factor Networks and outlines methodologies that have been used to mathematically model the dynamic characteristics of TFNs. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
2. Zero Hunger (Web of Science)
13. Climate Action (Web of Science)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2017 journal article

Modifications to a LATE MERISTEM IDENTITY1 gene are responsible for the major leaf shapes of Upland cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.)

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 114(1), E57–66.

By: R. Andres n, V. Coneva*, M. Frank*, J. Tuttle n, L. Samayoa n, S. Han n, B. Kaur n, L. Zhu n ...

TL;DR: It is shown that the major leaf shapes of cotton at the L-D1 locus are controlled by a HD-Zip transcription factor most similar to Late Meristem Identity1 (LMI1) gene, and that sub-okra is the ancestral leaf shape of tetraploid cotton and normal is a derived mutant allele that came to predominate and define the leafshape of cultivated cotton. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
2. Zero Hunger (OpenAlex)
Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2017 journal article

Metabolic engineering of anthocyanins in dark tobacco varieties

PHYSIOLOGIA PLANTARUM, 159(1), 2–12.

By: X. He n, Y. Li n, D. Lawson* & D. Xie n

MeSH headings : Alcohol Oxidoreductases / genetics; Anthocyanins / metabolism; Arabidopsis Proteins / genetics; Arabidopsis Proteins / metabolism; Carotenoids / metabolism; Chlorophyll / metabolism; Gene Expression Regulation, Plant; Genotype; Metabolic Engineering; Oxygenases / genetics; Pancreatitis-Associated Proteins; Phenotype; Photosynthesis; Pigmentation; Plant Leaves / genetics; Plant Leaves / metabolism; Plant Proteins / genetics; Plants, Genetically Modified; Tobacco / genetics; Tobacco / metabolism; Transcription Factors / genetics; Transcription Factors / metabolism
TL;DR: Analysis of photosynthesis rate, chlorophylls and carotenoids contents showed no differences between red/purple transgenic and control plants, indicating that this metabolic engineering did not alter photosynthetic physiological traits. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
3. Good Health and Well-being (Web of Science; OpenAlex)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2017 journal article

Wood decay and the persistence of resprouting species in pyrophilic ecosystems

TREES-STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION, 31(1), 237–245.

author keywords: Longleaf pine savanna; Phenolics; Quercus laevis; Streamhead pocosin; Wood rot; Wood density
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
13. Climate Action (Web of Science)
15. Life on Land (Web of Science; OpenAlex)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: August 6, 2018

2017 journal article

Whole genome duplication and acceleration of molecular evolution is associated with the early diversification of the genus Cornus L. (Cornaceae): Insights from De Novo Assembled Transcriptome Sequences

PLOS ONE, 12(2), e0171361.

Ed(s): T. Chiang

MeSH headings : Cornus / genetics; Evolution, Molecular; Gene Duplication; Genome, Plant; High-Throughput Nucleotide Sequencing; Transcriptome
TL;DR: Dramatic increase in sea surface temperature in the late Cretaceous may have contributed to the evolution and diversification of flowering plants, and demonstrates the value of transcriptome data for understanding genome evolution in closely related species. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
14. Life Below Water (OpenAlex)
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID, Crossref
Added: August 6, 2018

2017 journal article

Convergence of bark investment according to fire and climate structures ecosystem vulnerability to future change

ECOLOGY LETTERS, 20(3), 307–316.

author keywords: Bark thickness; fire ecology; forest; functional traits; global change; savanna
MeSH headings : Climate; Climate Change; Fires; Forests; Grassland; Plant Bark / anatomy & histology; Species Specificity; Trees / anatomy & histology
TL;DR: It is shown that investment in thick bark is a pervasive adaptation in frequently burned areas across savannas and forests in both temperate and tropical regions where surface fires occur. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
13. Climate Action (Web of Science)
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: August 6, 2018

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