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In response to wounding, potato tubers generate reactive oxygen species (ROS) in association with suberization. Immediately following wounding, an initial burst of ROS occurs, reaching a maximum within 30 to 60 min. In addition to this initial oxidative burst, at least three other massive bursts occur at 42, 63 and 100 h post-wounding. These latter bursts(More)
Plant growth promoting bacteria (PGPB) are capable of significantly altering the growth phenotype of inoculated plants. Changes in growth phenotype are often attributed to the ability of PGPB to assimilate minerals and/or increase mineral uptake, leading to increased plant root growth. However, many PGPB are also capable of either synthesizing plant(More)
Suberin, a major constituent of the potato periderm, is known to promote the production of thaxtomins, the key virulence factors of the common scab-causing agent Streptomyces scabiei. In the present study, we speculated that suberin affected the production of glycosyl hydrolases, such as cellulases, by S. scabiei, and demonstrated that suberin promoted(More)
This study examined the effect of dietary carotenoid availability on carotenoid and retinoid concentrations in the flesh, plasma, skin and eggs of female Chinook salmon Oncorhynchus tshawytscha. Carotenoid concentrations in all tissues were closely related to dietary availability. Early in the breeding season, carotenoids were stored primarily in the(More)
Total body astaxanthin and lipid concentrations in threespine stickleback (Gasterosteus aculeatus) collected from fall through the start of the breeding season were correlated; concentrations of each increased between fall and spring and decrease during the pre-breeding season. Individual tissues (skin, muscle, viscera, carcass, and gonads) showed a(More)
The chlorophyll fluorescence parameter Φ NO is an excellent metric for the non-destructive monitoring of disease progression, measured over a broad range of light intensities. The suitability of the slow induction chlorophyll fluorescence parameters Φ PSII, Φ NPQ, and Φ NO to monitor in vivo disease progression in a host-root pathogen pathosystem was(More)
In jawed vertebrates, genes of the major histocompatibility complex (MHC) play a key role in immunity by encoding cell-surface proteins that recognize and bind non-self antigens. High variability at MHC suggests that these loci may also function in social signalling such as mate choice and kin recognition. This requires that MHC genotype covaries with some(More)
Potato peels consist of a tissue called phellem, which is formed by suberized cell layers. The degradation of suberin, a lipidic and recalcitrant polymer, is an ecological process attributed to soil fungal populations; however, previous studies have suggested that Streptomyces scabiei, the causal agent of potato common scab, possesses the ability to degrade(More)
Potato StCYP86A33 complements the Arabidopsis AtCYP86A1 mutant, horst - 1. Suberin is a cell-wall polymer that comprises both phenolic and aliphatic components found in specialized plant cells. Aliphatic suberin is characterized by bi-functional fatty acids, typically ω-hydroxy fatty acids and α,ω-dioic acids, which are linked via glycerol to form a(More)
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