Maria Helena Bodanese-Zanettini

Maria Helena Bodanese-Zanettini
Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul | UFRGS · Institute of Biosciences

PhD

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Flooding is a frequent environmental stress that reduces soybean (Glycine max) growth and grain yield in many producing areas in the world, such as, e.g., in the United States, Southeast Asia and Southern Brazil. In these regions, soybean is frequently cultivated in lowland areas by rotating with rice (Oryza sativa), which provides numerous technic...
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The drought response is a genome-wide phenomenon that, due to its complexity, is hard to achieve a “universal” response requiring an analysis method that takes this characteristic into account. Here, the Transcriptogramer tool was used to (i) produce a Glycine max ordering list based on protein–protein associations and (ii) analyze transcriptome da...
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Osmotins are multifunctional proteins belonging to the thaumatin-like family related to plant stress responses. To better understand the functions of soybean osmotins in drought stress response, the current study presents the characterisation of four previously described proteins and a novel putative soybean osmotin (GmOLPa-like). Gene and protein...
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Osmotin is an important multifunctional protein related to plant stress responses and is classified into the thaumatin-like protein (TLP) family. Using genome-wide and phylogenetic approaches, we investigated osmotin origin and diversification across plant TLP evolution. Genomic and protein in silico analysis tools were also accessed and considered...
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Nematodes are pathogens of many important crops, including soybean. The main species found in Brazil are root-knot (Meloidogyne spp.), cyst (Heterodera glycines), root lesion (Pratylenchus brachyurus) and reniform (Rotylenculus reniformis) nematodes. Ureases are traditionally known for catalyzing the hydrolysis of urea to ammonia and carbon dioxide...
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PLAC8 is a cysteine-rich protein described as a central mediator of tumor evolution in mammals; as such, it represents a promising candidate for diagnostic and therapeutic targeting. The human PLAC8 gene is also involved in contact hypersensitivity response and presents a role in psoriatic skin. In plants, PLAC8 motif-containing proteins are involv...
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Lipopolysaccharide-induced tumor necrosis factor-α (LITAF) is a membrane protein that is highly dependent on correct location to exert transcription factor activity and protein quality control. In humans, LITAF, PIG7 (p53-inducible gene 7), and SIMPLE (small integral membrane protein of the lysosome/late endosome) refer to the same gene, which acts...
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Flooding is a frequent environmental stress that reduces soybean (Glycine max) growth and affects nutrient, and water uptake, and grain yield of soybean in many producing areas in the world. Characterization of genomic regions underlying the flooding tolerance will facilitate development of soybean varieties for flooding tolerance. The objectives o...
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Urease catalyzes the hydrolysis of urea to ammonia and carbon dioxide. The ammonia (nitrogen (N) product of urease activity) is incorporated into organic compounds. Thus, urease is involved in N remobilization, as well as in primary N assimilation. Two urease isoforms have been described for soybean: the embryo-specific, encoded by the Eu1 gene, an...
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The objective of this work was to analyze the androgenic response of Brazilian wheat genotypes to different pretreatments of the spikes, prior to the culture of isolated microspores, and to the effect of a gelling agent in the induction culture medium. Five genotypes were evaluated for embryo formation, green plant regeneration, and spontaneous chr...
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Drought limits wheat production in the Brazilian Cerrado biome. In order to search for candidate genes associated to the response to water deficit, we analyzed the gene expression profiles, under severe drought stress, in roots and leaves of the cultivar MGS1 Aliança, a well-adapted cultivar to the Cerrado. A set of 4,422 candidate genes was found...
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Drought is today, and perhaps even more in the future, the main challenge for grain crops, resulting in a drastic yield reduction. Thus, it is of great interest to obtain soybean genotypes tolerant to water deficit. The drought tolerance trait is difficult to obtain through classical breeding due to its polygenic basis. In this context, genetic eng...
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The OX513A strain of Aedes aegypti, which was developed by the British company Oxitec, expresses a self-limiting transgene that prevents larvae from developing to adulthood. In April 2014, the Brazilian National Technical Commission on Biosafety completed a risk assessment of OX513A and concluded that the strain did not present new biological risks...
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The OX513A strain of Aedes aegypti, which was developed by the British company Oxitec, expresses a self-limiting transgene that prevents larvae from developing to adulthood. In April 2014, the Brazilian National Technical Commission on Biosafety completed a risk assessment of OX513A and concluded that the strain did not present new biological risks...
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In plants, ureases have been related to urea degradation, to defense against pathogenic fungi and phytophagous insects, and to the soybean−Bradyrhizobium japonicum symbiosis. Two urease isoforms have been described for soybean: the embryo-specific, encoded by Eu1 gene, and the ubiquitous urease, encoded by Eu4. A third urease-encoding locus exists...
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- Biological pathways activated in wheat under drought (Blast2GO and KEGG analysis)
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- Correlation of transcript levels between RNA-seq and RT-qPCR data.
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- Set of 4,422 candidate genes identified in root and leaf tissues of the wheat cultivar MGS1 Aliança under drought.
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- Gene expression distribution between control and drought-stressed (treated) roots and leaves of the wheat cultivar MGS1 Aliança.
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- Results of the Blast2GO analysis with the 3,987 candidate genes.
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- Group of transcripts used in validation by RT-qPCR.
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Quantification of the metacaspases into type I* (without the zinc-finger prodomain), type I (with the zinc-finger prodomain) or type II groups. Gene loci were determined according to the Phytozome database (http:// www. phytozome. net/ ). .
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Programmed cell death (PCD) is an ordered cell suicide that removes unwanted or damaged cells, playing a role in defense to environmental stresses and pathogen invasion. PCD is component of the life cycle of plants, occurring throughout development from embryogenesis to the death. Metacaspases are cysteine proteases present in plants, fungi, and pr...
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Key message: The work describes an ASR knockdown transcriptomic analysis by deep sequencing of rice root seedlings and the transactivation of ASR cis-acting elements in the upstream region of a MIR gene. MicroRNAs are key regulators of gene expression that guide post-transcriptional control of plant development and responses to environmental stres...
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The Lesion Simulating Disease (LSD) genes encode a family of zinc finger proteins that play a role in programmed cell death (PCD) and other biological processes, such as plant growth and photosynthesis. In the present study, we report the reconstruction of the evolutionary history of the LSD gene family in Viridiplantae. Phylogenetic analysis revea...
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Water deficiency decreases plant growth and productivity. Several mechanisms are activated in response to dehydration that allows plants to cope with stress, including factors controlling stomatal aperture and ramified root system development. In addition, ABA metabolism is also implicated in the regulation of drought responses. The basic helix-loo...
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Background Drought is by far the most important environmental factor contributing to yield losses in crops, including soybeans [Glycine max (L.) Merr.]. To address this problem, a gene that encodes an osmotin-like protein isolated from Solanum nigrum var. americanum (SnOLP) driven by the UBQ3 promoter from Arabidopsis thaliana was transferred into...
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Background Many previous studies have shown that soybean WRKY transcription factors are involved in the plant response to biotic and abiotic stresses. Phakopsora pachyrhizi is the causal agent of Asian Soybean Rust, one of the most important soybean diseases. There are evidences that WRKYs are involved in the resistance of some soybean genotypes ag...
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The entomopathogenic bacterium Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) is the most widely used biopesticide. The specific toxic activity to insects and other organisms is related to the presence of crystals that have different morphologies, sizes, numbers and compositions according to the Bt strain. The crystals contain different proteins, which are encoded by...
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Soybean [Glycine max (L.) Merril], one of the most important crop species in the world, is very susceptible to abiotic and biotic stress. Soybean plants have developed a variety of molecular mechanisms that help them survive stressful conditions. Hybrid proline-rich proteins (HyPRPs) constitute a family of cell-wall proteins with a variable N-termi...
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The Lesion Simulating Disease (LSD) genes encode a family of zinc finger proteins that are reported to play an important role in the hypersensitive response and programmed cell death (PCD) that are caused by biotic and abiotic stresses. In the present study, 117 putative LSD family members were identified in Viridiplantae. Genes with one, two, or t...
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Metallochaperones are key proteins for the safe transport of metallic ions inside the cell. HIPPs (Heavy metal associated Isoprenylated Plant Proteins) are metallochaperones that contain a metal binding domain (HMA) and a C-terminal isoprenylation motif. In this study, we provided evidence that proteins of this family are found only in vascular pla...
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Transgenic plants represent an invaluable tool for molecular, genetic, biochemical and physiological studies by gene overexpression or silencing, transposon-based mutagenesis, protein sub-cellular localization and/or promoter characterization as well as a breakthrough for breeding programs, allowing the production of novel and genetically diverse g...
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Environmental stresses caused by either abiotic or biotic factors greatly affect agriculture. As for soybean [Glycine max (L.) Merril], one of the most important crop species in the world, the situation is not different. In order to deal with these stresses, plants have evolved a variety of sophisticated molecular mechanisms, to which the transcrip...
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Described here is a new method for soybean transformation, based on microwounding of embryonic clumps by particle bombardment prior to inoculation with anAgrobacterium suspension. The method combines the advantages of somatic embryogenesis and gene transfer through an integrated transformation system. This is the first report of application of this...
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The soybean ubiquitous urease (encoded by GmEu4) is responsible for recycling metabolically derived urea. Additional biological roles have been demonstrated for plant ureases, notably in toxicity to other organisms. However, urease enzymatic activity is not related to its toxicity. The role of GmEu4 in soybean susceptibility to fungi was investigat...
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The objective of this work was to perform the screening of soybean genotypes as to their ability to respond to the induction of hairy roots by Agrobacterium rhizogenes-mediated transformation. Four Brazilian soybean cultivars (BRSMG 68 Vencedora, BRS 137, Embrapa 48, and MG/BR 46 Conquista) and two North American ones adapted to Brazilian cropping...
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An Agrobacterium-mediated transformation procedure for soybean [Glycine max L. Merrill] proliferating somatic embryos is here described. The Agrobacterium tumefaciens LBA4404 strain harboring pTOK233, pCAMBIA1390-olp or pH7WG2Dwrky plasmids was used to mediate gene transfer into the plant genome. Prior to Agrobacterium inoculation, proliferative so...
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Soybean (Glycine max (L.) Merrill) is one of the most important sources of edible oil and protein, resulting in special interest in the genetic improvement of this crop. The velvetbean caterpillar (Anticarsia gemmatalis Hübner) is a major soybean pest. It causes extremely high levels of defoliation when infestation is heavy and can severely damage...
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The aim of this work was to identify Brazilian soybean (Glycine max) genotypes with potential to respond to in vitro culture stimuli for primary somatic embryo induction, secondary embryo proliferation and plant regeneration. Differences among eight tested cultivars were observed at each stage. Two cultivars, IAS-5 and BRSMG68Vencedora, were select...
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The processes that have shaped the extraordinary species diversity in neotropical rainforests are poorly understood, and knowledge about the patterns of genetic diversity across species' ranges is scarce, in contrast to other regions of the globe. We have conducted a range-wide study of genetic diversity in a plant endemic to the Brazilian Atlantic...
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A bacterial strain designated SBR5(T) was isolated from the rhizosphere of Triticum aestivum. A phylogenetic analysis based on the 16S rRNA gene sequence placed the isolate within the genus Paenibacillus, being most closely related to Paenibacillus graminis RSA19(T) (98.1 % similarity). The isolate was a Gram-reaction-variable, motile, facultativel...
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Two bacterial strains that amplified part of the nifH gene, RP1p and RP2p, belonging to the genus Enterobacter and Serratia, were isolated from the rhizoplane of Lupinus albescens. These bacteria are Gram-negative, rod-shaped, motile, facultative anaerobic, and fast-growing; the colonies reach diameters of 3–4 mm within 24 h of incubation at 28 °C....
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Plant fertility can influence many aspects of population ecology and evolution. The quantity and quality of pollen produced by a plant is an important component of reproductive success. Plant fertility was analyzed by assessing: chromosome number, meiotic behavior and pollen viability of seven native populations of Vriesea gigantea. All plants pres...
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Several strains of bacilli, mainly species of the genera Bacillus and Paenibacillus, displaying important plant growth promoting (PGP) characteristics were isolated from seven distinct rice production zones of the Rio Grande do Sul State, Brazil. Of 296 isolates, 155 were from rhizospheric soil and 141 from bulk soil. In order to evaluate the diver...