Enhancer elements can control spatial and temporal patterns of gene expression. Here the authors profile chromatin accessibility, histone modifications and gene expression during Arabidopsis flower development providing evidence for sets of distal enhancers acting in a highly stage-specific manner.
Thibaut Pralon et al. show that a predicted atypical kinase located in plastoglobules (PGR6) is necessary for maintaining the pool of photoactive plastoquinone in the chloroplast. They find that the absence of this gene in mutant plants adversely affects photosynthetic efficiency.
CIIC 2019. Nº 19606.
BackgroundLaccases are multicopper oxidases, which are assigned into auxiliary activity family 1 (AA1) in the CAZy database. These enzymes, catalyzing the oxidation of phenolic and nonphenolic substrates coupled to reduction of O2 to H2O, are increasingly attractive as eco-friendly oxidation biocatalysts. Basidiomycota laccases are well characteriz...
This paper applies Machine Learning (ML) algorithms to peer-reviewed publications in order to discern whether there are consistent biological impacts of exposure to non-thermal low power radio-frequency electromagnetic fields (RF-EMF). Expanding on previous analysis that identified sensitive plant species, we extracted data from 45 articles publish...
Journal of ethnopharmacology
Many medicinal plants have been traditionally used for the treatment of gastrointestinal disorders. According to the monographs published by the Committee on Herbal Medicinal Products (HMPC) at the European Medicines Agency, currently 44 medicinal plants are recommended in the European Union for the treatment of gastrointestinal disorders based on ...
RNA viruses are the most diverse phytopathogens which cause severe epidemics in important agricultural crops and threaten the global food security. Being obligatory intracellular pathogens, these viruses have developed fine-tuned evading mechanisms and are non-responsive to most of the prophylactic treatments. Additionally, their sprint ability to ...
An electrokinetics (EK)-enhanced phytoremediation system with ryegrass was constructed to remediate crude oil-polluted soil. The four treatments employed in this study included (1) without EK or ryegrass (CK-NR), (2) EK only (EK-NR), (3) ryegrass only (CK-R), and (4) EK and ryegrass (EK-R). After 30d of ryegrass growth, EK at 1.0 V·cm-1 with polari...
Agriculture has benefited from various conventional techniques for plant breeding, including chemical- or radiation-induced mutagenesis, and to some extent from transgenesis. Genome editing techniques are likely to allow straightforward, cost-effective and efficient gene-specific modifications for identified genetic traits associated to agronomic i...