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2021 ◽  
Vol 12 ◽  
Sen Li ◽  
Qingjie Wang ◽  
Binbin Wen ◽  
Rui Zhang ◽  
Xiuli Jing ◽  

Gibberellin (GA) plays a key role in the release of bud dormancy and the GA receptor GID1 (GIBBERELLIN INSENSITIVE DWARF1) and DELLA protein are the GA signaling parts, but the molecular mechanism of GA-GID1-DELLA module regulating leaf bud dormancy in peach (Prunus persica) is still not very clear. In this study, we isolated and characterized the GID1 gene PpGID1c from the peach cultivar “Zhong you No.4.” Overexpressing PpGID1c in Arabidopsis promoted seed germination, which indicated that PpGID1c has an important function in dormancy. The expression level of PpGID1c in peach leaf buds during endodormancy release was higher than that during ecodormancy and was positively correlated with GA4 levels. Our study also found that GA4 had the most obvious effect on promoting the bud break, indicating that GA4 may be the key gibberellin to promoting peach leaf bud endodormancy release. Moreover, a quantitative real-time PCR (qRT-PCR) found that GA4 could increase the expression of the gibberellin signaling gene PpDELLA2. A yeast two-hybrid (Y2H) assay suggested that the PpGID1c interaction with the PpDELLA1 protein was not dependent on gibberellin, while the PpGID1c interaction with PpDELLA2 required GA4 or another gibberellin. These findings suggested that the GA4-GID1c-DELLA2 module regulates peach leaf bud endodormancy release, with this finding significantly enhancing our comprehensive understanding of bud endodormancy release and revealing a new mechanism for regulating leaf bud endodormancy release in peach.

Agriculture ◽  
2021 ◽  
Vol 11 (9) ◽  
pp. 879
Polyxeni Nikolaou ◽  
Paweł Marciniak ◽  
Zbigniew Adamski ◽  
Nikoletta Ntalli

To date, only a handful of pesticides have been authorized by the European Council for the protection of stored grains. Resistance issues and ecotoxicity concerns necessitate the development of ecofriendly tools in that direction. In this review, we refer to the recent findings on plant extracts and pure plant-derived substances with promising biological activity and the potential to be used as biopesticides for stored products. The main aim of biopesticides is to be effective against target pests, without harming humans and the environment. Many plant species, among those reported herein, are part of the human diet, and are thus not harmful to humans. Edible plant extracts produced with inorganic solvents represent safe candidates for use as repellants, fumigants or contact pesticides. Cinnamon, rosemary, parsley, garlic, oregano and basil are found in products destined for human consumption but also display significant biological activities. Interestingly, cinnamon is one of the most widely tested botanical matrixes, exhibiting the best lethal effects on almost all insect and mite taxa reported herein (Acaroidea, Coleoptera and Lepidoptera), followed by basil and garlic. Prunus persica,Azadirachta indica A. Juss and Carum sp. seem to be very promising too as miticides and/or insecticides, with A. indica already being represented commercially by a plant-derived acaricidal formulation.

2021 ◽  
Vol 6 (10) ◽  
pp. 2882-2883
Fedor Sharko ◽  
Maria Gladysheva-Azgari ◽  
Svetlana Tsygankova ◽  
Irina Mitrofanova ◽  
Eugenia Boulygina ◽  

2021 ◽  
Vol 181 ◽  
pp. 111688
María E. García-Pastor ◽  
Natalia Falagán ◽  
Jordi Giné-Bordonaba ◽  
Dorota A. Wójcik ◽  
Leon A. Terry ◽  

Muhammad Akram ◽  
Muthu Thiruvengadam ◽  
Rida Zainab ◽  
Muhammad Daniyal ◽  
Marc Moboladji Bankole ◽  

: Constipation is one of the most common and prevalent chronic gastrointestinal conditions across the globe that is treated or managed through various methods. Laxatives are used for the treatment or management of chronic/acute constipation. But due to the adverse effects associated with these laxatives, herbal foods should be considered as alternative therapies for constipation. In this review, the laxative potential of plant-based medicines used for constipation were discussed. Constipation may be caused by various factors such as lifestyle, particular food habits, pregnancy and even due to some medication. Chronic constipation is responsible for different health issues. Pharmacological and non-pharmacological paradigms are applied for the treatment or management of constipation. In the pharmacological way of treatment, medicinal plants have a key role, because of their fibrous nature. Numerous plants such as Prunus persica (Rosaceae), Cyamopsis tetragonolobus (Leguminosae), Citrus sinensis (Rutaceae), Planta goovata (Plantaginaceae), Rheum emodi (Polygonaceae), Cassia auriculata (Caesalpinacea), Ricinus communis (Euphorbiaceae), Croton tiglium (Euphorbiaceae), Aloe barbadensis (Liliaceae), Mareya micrantha (Euphorbiaceae), Euphorbia thymifolia (Euphorbiaceae), Cascara sagrada (Rhamnaceae), Cassia angustifolia (Fabaceae) have laxative activity. Medicinal plants possess a significant laxative potential and support their folklore therefore, further, well-designed clinical-based studies are required to prove and improve the efficacy of herbal medicine for constipation. The present review showed that herbs laxative effect in various in-vivo/ in-vitro models.

Dahae Lee ◽  
Ji-Young Kim ◽  
Yutong Qi ◽  
Sangsu Park ◽  
Hye Lim Lee ◽  

Jae-Ryoung Park ◽  
Yoon-Hee Jang ◽  
Il Kyung Chung ◽  
Kyung-Min Kim

Plants require a variety of elements to grow. Of these, calcium and magnesium play an important role in strengthening the cell wall. Although peaches (Prunus Persica) are highly preferred by consumers, they ripen quickly and become soft over a relatively short period of time after harvesting, making them difficult to transport and store. In addition, the ripening process of peaches proceeds very quickly. In addition, cell walls are weakened during maturation, and various pathogens can easily grow, causing rapid decay. Therefore, yield loss occurs during long-term storage or transport. To increase the storage period, a method to delay softening action is required. One potential means to improve firmness is improve calcium and magnesium content as these elements make up and strengthen cell walls. However, calcium and magnesium are not readily absorbed by plants. In this study, the size of calcium and magnesium particles were reduced to less than 900 nm via grinding and their absorption rates were evaluated in the leaves of peach trees. When plant nutrients with a small particle size by nanotechnology were sprayed on peach trees, the content of calcium and magnesium was increased in the petioles, adaxial, abaxial, and leaf side. Therefore, a reduction in the particle size of calcium and magnesium increases the absorption rate in peach leaves.

Plants ◽  
2021 ◽  
Vol 10 (7) ◽  
pp. 1433
Zhenhua Lu ◽  
Lei Pan ◽  
Bin Wei ◽  
Liang Niu ◽  
Guochao Cui ◽  

The fruit skin pubescence of Prunus persica is an economically important characteristic and comprises the classification criteria. The mapping and identification of a complete linkage marker to the fruit skin trichome trait locus of peach fruit are critical for the molecular marker-assisted selection for peach/nectarine. In this study, the BC1 population was constructed from the parents “Zhongyou No. 4”, the recurrent parent, and “Baihuashanbitao”, the non-recurrent parent. Based on the 38 BC1 individuals’ phenotypes and their genotyping using next-generation sequencing, the G (Glabrous skin) locus of the gene was first identified between 14.099 and 16.721 Mb on chromosome 5. Using other individuals of this population, the gene was fine-mapped in the range of 481 kb with SNP markers. Based on the resequencing data of other cultivars (lines), the candidate SNP in the gene Prupe.5G196400 was obtained. Subsequently, the SNP marker was designed and applied to natural and hybrid peach populations. Via genotyping analysis, we confirmed co-segregation between the peach/nectarine phenotype, which was used in the identification of peach or nectarine with 100% accuracy.

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