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    Rapid Screening and Evaluation of Maize Seedling Resistance to Stalk Rot Caused by Fusarium spp.
    Authors:  Yali Sun, Xinsen Ruan, Liang Ma, Fang Wang and Xiquan Gao, date: 05/20/2018, view: 108, Q&A: 0
    Corn stalk rot caused by Fusarium spp., a genus of soil-borne fungal pathogens, has become a major concern of maize production. This disease normally causes significant reduction of maize yield and quality worldwide. The field assay for ...
    Rapid Screening and Evaluation of Maize Seedling Resistance to Stalk Rot Caused by Fusarium spp.
    Authors:  Yali Sun, Xinsen Ruan, Liang Ma, Fang Wang and Xiquan Gao, date: 05/20/2018, view: 108, Q&A: 0
    [Abstract] Corn stalk rot caused by Fusarium spp., a genus of soil-borne fungal pathogens, has become a major concern of maize production. This disease normally causes significant reduction of maize yield and quality worldwide. The field assay for identifying stalk rot resistance using adult plants is largely relying on large population, yet ...
    Functional Evaluation of the Signal Peptides of Secreted Proteins
    Authors:  Weixiao Yin, Yufu Wang, Tao Chen, Yang Lin and Chaoxi Luo, date: 05/05/2018, view: 149, Q&A: 0
    [Abstract] Here, we describe a method that can be used to evaluate the function of predicted signal peptides. This method utilizes the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae YTK12 strain and pSUC2 vector in which the pSUC2 vector with fused predicted signal peptide is transformed into yeast. The function of the signal peptides can be evaluated by using ...
    Infection Process Observation of Magnaporthe oryzae on Barley Leaves
    Author:  Xiao-Lin Chen, date: 05/05/2018, view: 212, Q&A: 0
    [Abstract] Rice blast and wheat blast caused by Magnaporthe oryzae is a serious threat to rice and wheat production. Appropriate methods for observing M. oryzae infection process are important for study of the fungal infection mechanisms, plant resistance reactions, and host-M. oryzae interactions. The rice leaf sheath is commonly ...
    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: 321, 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. ...
    Metal-tagging Transmission Electron Microscopy for Localisation of Tombusvirus Replication Compartments in Yeast
    Authors:  Isabel Fernández de Castro and Cristina Risco, date: 04/20/2018, view: 203, Q&A: 0
    [Abstract] Positive-stranded (+) RNA viruses are intracellular pathogens in humans, animals and plants. To build viral replicase complexes (VRCs) viruses manipulate lipid flows and reorganize subcellular membranes. Redesigned membranes concentrate viral and host factors and create an environment that facilitates the formation of VRCs within replication ...
    Method for CRISPR/Cas9 Mutagenesis in Candida albicans
    Authors:  Neta Dean and Henry Ng, date: 04/20/2018, view: 462, Q&A: 0
    [Abstract] Candida albicans is the most prevalent and important human fungal pathogen. The advent of CRISPR as a means of gene editing has greatly facilitated genetic analysis in C. albicans. Here, we describe a detailed step-by-step procedure to construct and analyze C. albicans deletion mutants. This protocol uses plasmids that ...
    Tracking Lipid Transfer by Fatty Acid Isotopolog Profiling from Host Plants to Arbuscular Mycorrhiza Fungi
    Authors:  Andreas Keymer, Claudia Huber, Wolfgang Eisenreich and Caroline Gutjahr, date: 04/05/2018, view: 340, Q&A: 0
    [Abstract] Lipid transfer from host plants to arbuscular mycorrhiza fungi was hypothesized for several years because sequenced arbuscular mycorrhiza fungal genomes lack genes encoding cytosolic fatty acid synthase (Wewer et al., 2014; Rich et al., 2017). It was finally shown by two independent experimental approaches (Jiang et al., ...
    A Microfluidic Device for Massively Parallel, Whole-lifespan Imaging of Single Fission Yeast Cells
    Authors:  Stephen K Jones Jr, Eric C Spivey, James R Rybarski and Ilya J Finkelstein, date: 04/05/2018, view: 428, Q&A: 0
    [Abstract] Whole-lifespan single-cell analysis has greatly increased our understanding of fundamental cellular processes such as cellular aging. To observe individual cells across their entire lifespan, all progeny must be removed from the growth medium, typically via manual microdissection. However, manual microdissection is laborious, low-throughput, and ...
    Biochemical Analysis of Dimethyl Suberimidate-crosslinked Yeast Nucleosomes
    Authors:  Yuichi Ichikawa and Paul D. Kaufman, date: 03/20/2018, view: 477, Q&A: 0
    [Abstract] Nucleosomes are the fundamental unit of eukaryotic chromosome packaging, comprised of 147 bp of DNA wrapped around two molecules of each of the core histone proteins H2A, H2B, H3, and H4. Nucleosomes are symmetrical, with one axis of symmetry centered on the homodimeric interaction between the C-termini of the H3 molecules. To explore the ...
    Single-step Precision Genome Editing in Yeast Using CRISPR-Cas9
    [Abstract] Genome modification in budding yeast has been extremely successful largely due to its highly efficient homology-directed DNA repair machinery. Several methods for modifying the yeast genome have previously been described, many of them involving at least two-steps: insertion of a selectable marker and substitution of that marker for the intended ...