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    Peptide Feeding and Mechanical Wounding for Tomato Seedlings
    Authors:  Lei Wang, Yan Wang and Georg Felix, date: 03/20/2019, view: 1745, Q&A: 0
    [Abstract] Plants need to respond appropriately to wounding and herbivorous insects. Peptide signals have been implicated in local and systemic induction of appropriate plant defense responses. To study these peptide signals and their perception in host plants, it is important to have reproducible bioassays. Several assays, such as treatment of peptide ...
    An Innovative Approach to Study Ralstonia solanacearum Pathogenicity in 6 to 7 Days Old Tomato Seedlings by Root Dip Inoculation
    Authors:  Niraj Singh, Rahul Kumar and Suvendra Kumar Ray, date: 11/05/2018, view: 2047, Q&A: 0
    [Abstract] Ralstonia solanacearum (F1C1) is a Gram-negative plant pathogenic bacterium that causes lethal wilt disease in a wide range of plant species. This pathogen is very well known for its unpredictable behavior during infection and wilting its host. Because of its mysterious infection behavior, virulence and pathogenicity standardization are ...
    Plant Assays for Quantifying Ralstonia solanacearum Virulence
    Authors:  Devanshi Khokhani, Tuan Minh Tran , Tiffany M. Lowe-Power and Caitilyn Allen, date: 09/20/2018, view: 2592, Q&A: 0
    [Abstract] Virulence assays are powerful tools to study microbial pathogenesis in vivo. Good assays track disease development and, coupled with targeted mutagenesis, can identify pathogen virulence factors. Disease development in plants is extremely sensitive to environmental factors such as temperature, atmospheric humidity, and soil water level, ...
    In-vitro and in-planta Botrytis cinerea Inoculation Assays for Tomato
    Authors:  Jiajie Lian, Hongyu Han, Jiuhai Zhao and Chuanyou Li, date: 04/20/2018, view: 5286, Q&A: 0
    [Abstract] Botrytis cinerea (B. cinerea) attacks many crops of economic importance, represents one of the most extensively studied necrotrophic pathogens. Inoculation of B. cinerea and phenotypic analysis of plant resistance are key procedures to investigate the mechanism of plant immunity. Here we describe a protocol for B. ...
    Protocol for Enrichment of the Membrane Proteome of Mature Tomato Pollen
    [Abstract] We established and elaborated on a method to enrich the membrane proteome of mature pollen from economically relevant crop using the example of Solanum lycopersicum (tomato). To isolate the pollen protein fraction enriched in membrane proteins, a high salt concentration (750 mM of sodium chloride) was used. The membrane protein-enriched ...
    1-MCP (1-methylcyclopropene) Treatment Protocol for Fruit or Vegetables
    Authors:  Gamrasni Dan, Goldway Martin, Stern Yosi, Breitel Dario and Aharoni Asaph, date: 05/20/2017, view: 8233, Q&A: 4
    [Abstract] 1-MCP (1-methylcyclopropene) is a simple synthetic hydrocarbon molecule that interacts with the ethylene receptor and inhibits the response of fruit or plant to ethylene. 1-MCP has opened new opportunities in handling harvested crops and serves as a powerful tool to learn about plant response to ethylene (Watkins and Miller, 2006). 1-MCP is ...
    Resin-embedded Thin-section Immunohistochemistry Coupled with Triple Cellular Counterstaining
    Authors:  William M Palmer, John W Patrick and Yong-Ling Ruan, date: 04/05/2017, view: 4272, Q&A: 0
    [Abstract] This protocol was developed to study protein localisation within the vascular bundles of developing tomato fruit however, it can be applied to any resin embedded plant tissue. The vascular bundle is comprised of many different cells that all have unique properties. The mature sieve elements are enucleated and contain sieve plates that comprise of ...
    Putrescine Biosynthesis Inhibition in Tomato by DFMA and DFMO Treatment
    [Abstract] This protocol can be used to inhibit the biosynthesis of polyamines, specifically putrescine, in tomato plants grown with NH4+ as a solely N source. In general, polyamines are positively charged small metabolites implicated in physiological processes, including organogenesis, embryogenesis, floral initiation and development, ...
    Subchromoplast Fractionation Protocol for Different Solanaceae Fruit Species
    [Abstract] Macromolecules, proteins, lipids, and other small molecules, such as carotenoids can be studied within different tissues and organelles using an array of in vitro and in vivo methodologies. In the case of tomato and other fleshy fruit the predominant organelle in ripe fruit is the chromoplast. The characteristic feature of this ...
    Quantification of Ethylene Production in Tomato Leaves Infected by Xanthomonas euvesicatoria
    Authors:  Jung-Gun Kim, William Stork and Mary Beth Mudgett, date: 02/05/2016, view: 6351, Q&A: 0
    [Abstract] Ethylene is a gaseous plant hormone controlling fruit ripening, flower opening, leaf senescence as well as abscission, and disease symptom development. Ethylene plays a critical role in the bacterial pathogen Xanthomonas euvesicatoria (X. euvesicatoria)-elicited symptom development in tomato. This protocol describes the ...



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