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BACKGROUND Narciclasine (NCS) is an Amaryllidaceae alkaloid isolated from Narcissus tazetta bulbs. NCS has inhibitory effects on a broad range of biological activities and thus has various potential practical applications. Here we examine how NCS represses plant root growth. RESULTS Results showed that the inhibition of NCS on cell division in Arabidopsis(More)
The second messenger cyclic guanosine 3',5'-monophosphate (cGMP) plays an important role in plant development and responses to stress. Recent studies indicated that cGMP is a secondary signal generated in response to auxin stimulation. cGMP also mediates auxin-induced adventitious root formation in mung bean and gravitropic bending in soybean. Nonetheless,(More)
Two soybean cultivars showed markedly different drought tolerance. G6PDH plays a central role in the process of H 2 O 2 regulated GR, DHAR, and MDHAR activities to maintain GSH and Asc levels. Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PDH) plays a pivotal role in plant resistance to environmental stresses. In this study, we investigated the role of G6PDH in(More)
The plant hormone auxin plays a central role in the regulation of plant growth and development, as well as in responses to environmental stimuli. Narciclasine (NCS, an Amaryllidaceae alkaloid) isolated from Narcissus tazetta bulbs has a broad range of inhibitory effects on plants. In this study, the role of NCS in responses to auxin in Arabidopsis thaliana(More)
Ethylene and light act through specific signal transduction mechanisms to coordinate the development of higher plants. Application of 1-aminocyclopropane-1-carboxylic acid (ACC, an ethylene precursor) suppresses the hypocotyl elongation of Arabidopsis seedlings in dark, but stimulates it in light. However, the mechanisms of opposite effects of ethylene on(More)
Narciclasine (NCS) is an Amaryllidaceae alkaloid isolated from Narcissus tazetta bulbs. Its phytotoxic effects on plant growth were examined in lettuce (Lactuca sativa L.) seedlings. Results showed that high concentrations (0.5–5 μM) of NCS restricted the growth of lettuce roots in a dose-dependent manner. In NCS-treated lettuce seedlings, the following(More)
The present study documented the action of a potential allelochemical, narciclasine, on auxin transport in Arabidopsis by mainly affecting subcellular trafficking of PIN and AUX1 proteins and through interfering actin cytoskeletal organization. Narciclasine (NCS), an Amaryllidaceae alkaloid isolated from Narcissus tazetta bulbs, has potential allelopathic(More)
An NR-mediated early NO production in the shoots of hulless barley plays an important role in protecting hulless barley from Cu toxicity through enhanced antioxidant enzyme activities and antioxidant pools. Nitric oxide (NO) has been identified as an important signaling molecule that is involved in multiple plant physiological responses, especially under(More)
Endophytic microbes Bacillus sp. LZR216 isolated from Arabidopsis root promoted Arabidopsis seedlings growth. It may be achieved by promoting the lateral root growth and inhibiting the primary root elongation. Plant roots are colonized by an immense number of microbes, including epiphytic and endophytic microbes. It was found that they have the ability to(More)
Silicon induces cell death when ethylene is suppressed in cultured tobacco BY-2 cells. There is a crosstalk between Si and ethylene signaling. Silicon (Si) is beneficial for plant growth. It alleviates both biotic and abiotic stresses in plants. How Si works in plants is still mysterious. This study investigates the mechanism of Si-induced cell death in(More)