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Hummel Jennifer J Institute of Cell Biology and Neuroscience, Goethe University, Max-von-Laue-Straße 13, 60438 Frankfurt am Main, - - 2014
Processing of complex signals in the hearing organ remains poorly understood. This paper aims to contribute to this topic by presenting investigations on the mechanical and neuronal response of the hearing organ of the tropical bushcricket species Mecopoda elongata to simple pure tone signals as well as to the conspecific ...
Gordon Shira D SD Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK - - 2014
Locusts display a striking form of phenotypic plasticity, developing into either a lone-living solitarious phase or a swarming gregarious phase depending on population density. The two phases differ extensively in appearance, behaviour and physiology. We found that solitarious and gregarious locusts have clear differences in their hearing, both in their ...
Starko Samuel S Department of Botany and Biodiversity Research Centre, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z4, Canada; Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre, Bamfield, BC, V0R 1B0, - - 2014
Wave-swept macroalgae present an excellent system for studying the effects of chronic physical stress on the morphological evolution of plants. Wave-induced water velocities impose great drag forces, leading to a morphological tradeoff between light interception and drag reduction/tolerance. What are the hydrodynamic consequences of morphological diversification, such as increased branching? ...
Velez-Ramirez Aaron I AI Horticulture and Product Physiology, Wageningen University, P.O. Box 630, 6700 AP, Wageningen, The Netherlands, - - 2014
Continuous light induces a potentially lethal injury in domesticated tomato (Solanum lycopersicum) plants. Recently, continuous-light tolerance was reported in several wild tomato species, yet the molecular mechanisms underpinning tolerance/sensitivity are still elusive. Here, we investigated from which part of the plant continuous-light tolerance originates and whether this trait acts systemically ...
Samson Julia E JE Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, United States; Wageningen University, The - - 2014
Sound is a widely available and vital cue in aquatic environments yet most bioacoustic research has focused on marine vertebrates, leaving sound detection in invertebrates poorly understood. Cephalopods are an ecologically key taxon that likely use sound and may be impacted by increasing anthropogenic ocean noise, but little is known ...
Morales Loreto V LV Laboratorio de Ecofisiología para la Conservación de Bosques, Instituto de Conservación, Biodiversidad y Territorio, Universidad Austral de Chile, Casilla 567, Valdivia, - - 2014
Eucryphia cordifolia Cav. is a long-lived evergreen tree species, commonly found as a canopy emergent tree in the Chilean temperate rain forest. This species displays successive leaf cohorts throughout the entire growing season. Thus, full leaf expansion occurs under different environmental conditions during growing such as air temperature, vapor pressure ...
Unlu Ilhan I Department of ENT, Faculty of Medicine, Duzce University, Duzce, - - 2014
The objective of the present study was to assess the effects of occupational exposure to noise and organic solvents on hearing loss in bus and truck plant workers. Our case control study contained 469 workers from a bus and truck plant divided into three groups. The first group contained workers ...
Sun Zhongyao Z Department of Physics, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, United States of - - 2014
Plant guard cells gate CO2 uptake and transpirational water loss through stomatal pores. As a result of decades of experimental investigation, there is an abundance of information on the involvement of specific proteins and secondary messengers in the regulation of stomatal movements and on the pairwise relationships between guard cell ...
Mizuno Takeshi T Laboratory of Molecular and Functional Genomics, School of Agriculture, Nagoya University, Furo-cho, Chikusa-ku, Nagoya, 464-8601 - - 2014
During the last decade, significant research progress in Arabidopsis thaliana has been made in defining the molecular mechanisms behind the plant circadian clock. The circadian clock must have the ability to integrate both external light and ambient temperature signals into its transcriptional circuitry to properly regulate its function. We previously ...
Saliev T T Department of Regenerative Medicine and Artificial Organs, Centre for Life Sciences, Nazarbayev University, Astana, 010000, Kazakhstan; Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, University of Dundee, Dundee, DD2 1FD, - - 2014
Ability of electromagnetic fields (EMF) to stimulate cell proliferation and differentiation has attracted the attention of many laboratories specialized in regenerative medicine over the past number of decades. Recent studies have shed light on bio-effects induced by the EMF and how they might be harnessed to help control tissue regeneration ...
Vidović Marija M Institute for Multidisciplinary Research, University of Belgrade, Kneza Viseslava 1, 11000, Belgrade, - - 2014
We used variegated Plectranthus coleoides as a model plant with the aim of clarifying whether the effects of realistic UV-B doses on phenolic metabolism in leaves are mediated by photosynthesis. Plants were exposed to UV-B radiation (0.90 W m(-2) ) combined with two PAR intensities (395 and 1350 μmol m(-2) s(-1) , ...
Munekage Yuri Nakajima YN Graduate School of Biological Sciences, Nara Institute of Science and Technology, 8916-5 Takayama, Ikoma, Nara 630-0192, - - 2014
Plants develop palisade tissue consisting of cylindrical mesophyll cells located at the adaxial-side of leaves in response to high light. To understand high light signaling in palisade tissue development, we investigated leaf-autonomous and long-distance signal responses of palisade tissue development using Arabidopsis thaliana. Illumination of a developing leaf with high ...
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Insect herbivores frequently move about on their host plants to obtain food, avoid enemies and competitors, and cope with changing environmental conditions. Although numerous plant traits influence the movement of specialist herbivores, few studies have examined movement responses of generalist herbivores to the variable ecological conditions associated with feeding and ...
Kiill Lúcia H P LH Embrapa Semiárido, Petrolina, PE, - - 2014
The study was carried out to verify if there are differences in foraging frequency and behavior of Apis mellifera in two melon hybrids (10:00 - 'Yellow melon' and Sancho -'Piel de Sapo') in the municipality of Juazeiro, state of Bahia, Brazil. The frequency, behavior of visitors and the floral resource ...
Dornbusch Tino T Center for Integrative Genomics, Faculty of Biology and Medicine, University of Lausanne, 1015 Lausanne, - - 2014
In contrast to vastly studied hypocotyl growth, little is known about diel regulation of leaf growth and its coordination with movements such as changes in leaf elevation angle (hyponasty). We developed a 3D live-leaf growth analysis system enabling simultaneous monitoring of growth and movements. Leaf growth is maximal several hours ...
Haga Ken K Nippon Institute of - - 2014
Several members of the AGCVIII kinase subfamily that includes PINOID (PID), PID2 and WAG proteins have previously been shown to phosphorylate PIN-FORMED (PIN) auxin transporters and control the auxin flow in plants. PID has been proposed as a key component of the phototropin (phot) signaling pathway that induces phototropic responses, ...
Chiu Chenhao C Department of Linguistics, University of British Columbia, 2613 West Mall, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6T 1Z4, Canada chenhao@alumni.ubc.ca, - - 2014
Startling auditory stimulus (SAS) can trigger rapid release of pre-planned movement sequences and can effect a physiological perturbation of pitch level. An SAS-based paradigm was used to investigate planning of pitch profiles in English and Taiwanese Mandarin. Results show that startle-elicited pitch level is elevated, whereas pitch contours are preserved. ...
Meng Lai-Sheng LS School of Life Sciences, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, Anhui Province, 230027, PR, - - 2014
ANGUSTIFOLIA3 (AN3), a transcription coactivator, is implicated in modulating cell proliferation. In this study, I found that AN3 is a novel regulator of anthocyanin biosynthesis and light-induced root elongation. Seedlings and seeds lacking AN3 activity presented significantly reduced anthocyanin accumulation and light-induced root elongation, whereas those of transgenic plants harboring ...
Thwe Aye Aye AA Department of Crop Science, Chungnam National University, 99 Daehak-ro, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon, 305-764, Korea, - - 2014
Differential expression patterns of flavonoid biosynthetic pathway genes in the hairy roots of tartary buckwheat cultivars "Hokkai T8" and "Hokkai T10" were studied over a time course of the light-dark cycle. The Agrobacterium rhizogenes-mediated transformation system was applied for inducing hairy roots. Further, a total of six phenolic compounds and ...
Ramaswami Geetha G Centre for Ecological Sciences and 2Divecha Centre for Climate Change, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore 560 012, - - 2014
Streams are periodically disturbed due to flooding, act as edges between habitats and also facilitate the dispersal of propagules, thus being potentially more vulnerable to invasions than adjoining regions. We used a landscape-wide transect-based sampling strategy and a mixed effects modelling approach to understand the effects of distance from stream, ...
Lavi Renana R Department of Molecular Biology and Ecology of Plants, The Botanical Garden, Tel Aviv University, Ramat Aviv, Tel Aviv, 69978, - - 2014
Pollinator-mediated selection is a major evolutionary driver of floral traits; yet, such selection has rarely been tested for floral extreme traits. The Oncocyclus irises have exceptionally large, dark-colored flowers, associated with night-sheltering pollination and heat reward by the dark flowers. We quantified phenotypic selection on stem length, floral size and ...
Takeuchi Tomomi T Department of Plant Biology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824, - - 2014
In Arabidopsis, the circadian clock regulates UV-B-mediated changes in gene expression. Here it is shown that circadian clock components are able to inhibit UV-B-induced gene expression in a gene-by-gene-specific manner and act downstream of the initial UV-B sensing by COP1 (CONSTITUTIVE PHOTOMORPHOGENIC 1) and UVR8 (UV RESISTANCE LOCUS 8). For ...
Glowacz Marcin M Crop and Environment Sciences Department, Harper Adams University, Newport, TF10 8NB, - - 2014
Quality management in the fresh produce industry is an important issue. Spinach is exposed to various adverse conditions (e.g. temp, light, etc.) within the supply chain. The experiments were conducted to investigate the effect of light conditions (dark, low intensity light (LL) and high intensity light (HL)) and photoperiod (6 h ...
Hou Fei F State Key Laboratory of Crop Biology; Shandong Key Laboratory of Crop Biology, College of Life Sciences, Shandong Agricultural University, Tai'an, 271018, - - 2014
The rapid induction of photosynthesis is critical for plants under light-fleck environment. Most previous researches about photosynthetic induction focused on single leaf, but they didn't consider systemic integrity of plant. Here, we verified whether systemic signaling is involved in photosynthetic induction. Rumex K-1 (Rumex patientia × Rumex tianschaious) plants were ...
Huang Yu Y a Human Factors Research Unit, Institute of Sound and Vibration Research , University of Southampton , Southampton , - - 2014
This study investigated the prediction of the discomfort caused by simultaneous noise and vibration from the discomfort caused by noise and the discomfort caused by vibration when they are presented separately. A total of 24 subjects used absolute magnitude estimation to report their discomfort caused by seven levels of noise ...
Ciszak Kamil K Institute of Physics; Faculty of Physics; Astronomy and Informatics; Nicolaus Copernicus University; Toruń, - - 2014
Systemic acquired acclimation (SAA) is an important light acclimatory mechanism that depends on the global adjustments of non-photochemical quenching and chloroplast retrograde signaling. As the exact regulation of these processes is not known, we measured time-resolved fluorescence of chlorophyll a in Arabidopsis thaliana leaves exposed to excess light, in leaves ...
Ma Ziyu Z School of Environmental and Forest Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195-2100, - - 2014
Generally 'shade tolerance' refers to the capacity of a plant to exist at low light levels but characteristics of shade can vary and must be taken into account in defining the term. We studied Abies amabilis Dougl. ex J.Forbes and Tsuga heterophylla (Raf.) Sarg. under a forest canopy in the ...
Maurin Olivier O African Centre for DNA Barcoding, Department of Botany & Plant Biotechnology, University of Johannesburg, PO Box 524, Auckland Park, 2006, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South - - 2014
The origin of fire-adapted lineages is a long-standing question in ecology. Although phylogeny can provide a significant contribution to the ongoing debate, its use has been precluded by the lack of comprehensive DNA data. Here, we focus on the 'underground trees' (=geoxyles) of southern Africa, one of the most distinctive ...
Ryu Jeongeun J Department of Mechanical Engineering, Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), San 31, Hyoja Dong, Nam-Gu, Pohang, Gyeongbuk, 790-784, Korea; Center for Biofluid and Biomimic Research, Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), San 31, Hyoja Dong, Nam-Gu, Pohang, Gyeongbuk, 790-784, - - 2014
Dynamic changes in the spatial distribution of chloroplasts are essential for optimizing photosynthetic capacity under changing light conditions. Light-induced movement of chloroplasts has been widely investigated, but most studies were conducted on isolated tissues or protoplasts. In this study, a two-photon microscopy (TPM) system was adapted to monitor the intracellular ...
Fariñas Maria Dolores MD Sensors and Ultrasonic Technologies Department, Information and Physics Technologies Institute (ITEFI), Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), Madrid, - - 2014
Described here is the application of a technique based on the excitation, sensing and spectral analysis of thickness resonances of plant leaves using air-coupled and wide-band ultrasound pulses (150-900 kHz) to monitor variations in leaf properties caused by plant responses to different environmental stimuli, such as a sudden variation in light ...
Ouzounis Theoharis T Department of Chemical Engineering, Biotechnology, and Environmental Technology, University of Southern Denmark, Niels Bohrs Allé 1, Odense, Denmark. Electronic address: - - 2014
To investigate the effect of the light spectrum on photosynthesis, growth, and secondary metabolites Rosa hybrida 'Scarlet', Chrysanthemum morifolium 'Coral Charm', and Campanula portenschlagiana 'BluOne' were grown at 24/18°C day/night temperature under purpose-built LED arrays yielding approximately 200μmolm(-2)s(-1) at plant height for 16h per day. The four light treatments were ...
Hébert-Losier Kim K 1Swedish Winter Sports Research Centre, Department of Health Sciences, Mid Sweden University, Östersund, Sweden; 2Research Unit EA4660, Culture Sport Health Society and Exercise Performance Health Innovation Platform, Franche-Comté University, Besançon, - - 2014
Orienteering athletes must adapt to running on various surfaces, with biomechanics likely contributing to performance. Here, our aims were to identify the impact of athletic status and of surface on the running biomechanics of orienteers. Seven elite and seven amateur male orienteers ran 20m on road, path, and forest surfaces ...
Sato Atsuko A Division of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, 060-0810, - - 2014
Gravitropism and phototropism of the primary inflorescence stems were examined in a dominant Aux/IAA mutant of Arabidopsis, axr2/iaa7, which did not display either tropism in hypocotyls. axr2-1 stems completely lacked gravitropism in the dark but slowly regained it in light condition. Though wild-type stems showed positive phototropism, axr2 stems displayed ...
Arbellay Estelle E Dendrolab.ch, Institute of Geological Sciences, University of Berne, Berne, Switzerland - - 2014
Fire scars have been widely used as proxies for the reconstruction of fire history; however, little is known about the impact of fire injury on wood anatomy. This study investigates changes in tracheid and ray traits in fire scars of Douglas fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii), western larch (Larix occidentalis) and ponderosa ...
Chen Tsu-Wei TW Institute of Horticultural Production Systems, Leibniz Universität Hannover, Herrenhäuser Straße 2, D-30419 Hannover, Germany - - 2014
Maximizing photosynthesis at the canopy level is important for enhancing crop yield, and this requires insights into the limiting factors of photosynthesis. Using greenhouse cucumber (Cucumis sativus) as an example, this study provides a novel approach to quantify different components of photosynthetic limitations at the leaf level and to upscale ...
Shen Weijun W College of Life Sciences, Nanjing Normal University, 1 Wenyuan Road, Nanjing, 210023, - - 2014
Previous studies have shown that exposure of Arabidopsis leaves to high light (HL) causes a systemic acquired acclimation (SAA) response in the vasculature. It has been postulated that C4-like photosynthesis in the leaf veins triggers this response via the Mehler reaction. To investigate this proposed connection and extend SAA to ...
O'Carrigan Andrew A School of Science and Health, University of Western Sydney, Penrith, 2751, NSW, - - 2014
Light spectrum affects the yield and quality of greenhouse tomato, especially over a prolonged period of monochromatic light treatments. Physiological and chemical analysis was employed to investigate the influence of light spectral (blue, green and red) changes on growth, photosynthesis, stomatal behaviour, leaf pigment, and micronutrient levels. We found that ...
Matzner Steven L SL Department of Biology, Augustana College, Sioux Falls, SD 57197, USA - - 2014
Two cultivars of Phaseolus vulgaris L. were grown under three light levels to determine if hydraulic acclimation to light occurs in herbaceous annuals and whether intraspecific trade-offs constrain hydraulic traits. Acclimation occurred in response to reduced light and included decreased stomatal density (SD) and increased specific leaf area (SLA). Reduced ...
Zhang Shuping S College of Life and Environment Sciences, Minzu University of China, Beijing 100081, China. Electronic address: - - 2014
The pervasiveness of anthropogenic light in urban environments has increased the exposure to light of many animals. Since photoperiod is a regulator of the timing of reproduction in most temperate region birds, such light sources could potentially change the timing of reproduction. We compared the luteinizing hormone (LH), testosterone (T), ...
Morrison K R KR Department of Tropical Conservation Biology & Environmental Science, University of Hawai'i Hilo, Hilo, HI, - - 2014
The importance of environmental gradients in the diversification of long-lived tree species is poorly understood. Two morphologically distinct varieties of the endemic Hawaiian tree, 'ōhi'a lehua (Metrosideros polymorpha), are the canopy dominants at alternate extremes of a successional gradient formed by the recurring disturbance of lava flows on east Hawai'i ...
Asahina Masashi M Department of Biosciences, Teikyo University, 1-1 Toyosatodai, Utsunomiya, Tochigi 320-8551, - - 2014
In this study the relationship between blue light- and brassinosteroid-enhanced leaf lamina bending and unrolling in rice was investigated. Twenty-four hours (h) irradiation with white or blue light increased endogenous brassinosteroid levels, especially those of typhasterol and castasterone, in aerial tissues of rice seedlings. There was an accompanying up-regulation of ...
Osada Noriyuki N Graduate School of Life Sciences, Tohoku University, Aoba, Sendai, 980-8578, Japan, - - 2014
The theory of optimal leaf N distribution predicts that the C gain of plants is maximized when the N content per unit area (N area) scales with light availability, but most previous studies have demonstrated that the N distribution is not proportional to light availability. In tall trees, the leaves ...
Casson Stuart A SA Department of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, University of Sheffield, Firth Court, Western Bank, Sheffield S10 2TN, UK. Electronic address: - - 2014
Stomata are pores found on the surfaces of leaves, and they regulate gas exchange between the plant and the environment [1]. Stomatal development is highly plastic and is influenced by environmental signals [2]. Light stimulates stomatal development, and this response is mediated by plant photoreceptors [3-5], with the red-light photoreceptor ...
Chico José-Manuel JM Departamento de Genética Molecular de Plantas, Centro Nacional de Biotecnología-Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Campus Universidad Autónoma, 28049 Madrid, - - 2014
Reduction of the red/far-red (R/FR) light ratio that occurs in dense canopies promotes plant growth to outcompete neighbors but has a repressive effect on jasmonate (JA)-dependent defenses. The molecular mechanism underlying this trade-off is not well understood. We found that the JA-related transcription factors MYC2, MYC3, and MYC4 are short-lived ...
Joseph Mary P MP 1 Biological Research Centre, H-6726-Szeged, - - 2014
Seed germination is controlled by environmental signals, including light and endogenous phytohormones. Abscisic acid (ABA) inhibits, whereas gibberellin (GA) promotes germination and early seedling development, respectively. Here we report that ZFP3, a nuclear C2H2 zinc finger protein acts as a negative regulator of ABA- suppressed germination. Accordingly, regulated over-expression of ...
Sejima Takehiro T Department of Biological and Environmental Science, Faculty of Agriculture, Graduate School of Agricultural Science, Kobe University, 1-1 Rokkodai, Nada, Kobe 657-8501, - - 2014
In the natural fields, the leaves of plants are exposed to the fluctuating light, as observed in sunfleck. The duration and frequency of sunfleck, which is caused by blowing the canopy, are in the ranges from 0.2 to 50 s, and from 0.004 to 1 Hz, respectively. Furthermore, more than ...
Nagai Shin S Research Institute for Global Change, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology, 3173-25 Showa-machi, Kanazawa-ku, Yokohama, 236-0001, Japan, - - 2014
We detected the spatio-temporal variability in the timing of start (SGS) and end of growing season (EGS) in Japan from 2003 to 2012 by analyzing satellite-observed daily green-red vegetation index with a 500-m spatial resolution. We also examined the characteristics of SGS and EGS timing in deciduous broadleaf and needleleaf ...
Li T T Horticultural Supply Chains, Wageningen University, PO Box 630, 6700AP Wageningen, The - - 2014
Background and AimsPlants use diffuse light more efficiently than direct light. However, experimental comparisons between diffuse and direct light have been obscured by co-occurring differences in environmental conditions (e.g. light intensity). This study aims to analyse the factors that contribute to an increase in crop photosynthesis in diffuse light and ...
Weerasinghe Lasantha K LK Division of Plant Sciences, Research School of Biology, Building 46, The Australian National University, Canberra, ACT 0200, - - 2014
We explored the impact of canopy position on leaf respiration (R) and associated traits in tree and shrub species growing in a lowland tropical rainforest in Far North Queensland, Australia. The range of traits quantified included: leaf R in darkness (RD) and in the light (RL; estimated using the Kok ...
Singh Manjul M National Institute of Plant Genome Research, Aruna Asaf Ali Marg, New Delhi 110067, - - 2014
Directional growth of roots is a complex process that is modulated by various environmental signals. This work shows that presence of glucose (Glc) in the medium also extensively modulated seedling root growth direction. Glc modulation of root growth direction was dramatically enhanced by simultaneous brassinosteroid (BR) application. Glc enhanced BR ...
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