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Shandong Agricultural University , established in 1906, is a comprehensive university in Shandong, China. Several academicians from the Chinese Academy of science and the Chinese Academy of Engineering are graduates from SDAU. Wikipedia.

Leymus mollis, a perennial allotetraploid (2n = 4x = 28), known as American dune grass, is a wild relative of wheat that could be useful for cultivar improvement. Shannong0096, developed from interspecific hybridization between common wheat cv. Yannong15 and L. mollis, was analyzed with cytological procedures, genomic in situ hybridization, stripe-rust resistance screening and molecular marker analysis. We found that Shannong0096 has 42 chromosomes in the root-tip cells at mitotic metaphase and 21 bivalents in the pollen mother cells at meiotic metaphase I, demonstrating cytogenetic stability. Genomic in situ hybridization probed with total genomic DNA from L. mollis gave strong hybridization signals in the distal region of two wheat chromosome arms. A single dominant Yr gene, derived from L. mollis and temporarily designated as YrSn0096, was found on the long arm of chromosome 4A of Shannong0096. YrSn0096 should be a novel Yr gene because none of the previously reported Yr genes on chromosome 4A are related to L. mollis. This gene was found to be closely linked to the loci Xbarc236 and Xksum134 with genetic distances of 5.0 and 4.8 cM, respectively. Based on data from 267 F(2) plants of Yannong15/Huixianhong, the linkage map of YrSn0096, using the two molecular markers, was established in the order Xbarc236-YrSn0096-Xksum134. Shannong0096 appeared to be a unique wheat-L. mollis translocation with cryptic alien introgression. Cytogenetic stability, a high level of stripe-rust resistance, the common wheat background, and other positive agronomic traits make it a desirable donor for introducing novel alien resistance genes in wheat breeding programs, with the advantage of molecular markers that can be used to confirm introgression.

Jiang C.,Shandong Agricultural University
Developmental and comparative immunology | Year: 2013

Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) has caused severe economic loss in most swine-producing countries. The resistance to PRRS virus (PRRSV) infection varies among pig breeds and lines. In this study, we found that the Chinese Dapulian pigs (DPL) were more resistant to PRRSV than commercial Duroc×Landrace×Yorkshire (DLY) crossbred pigs in that lower rectal temperature and lower PRRSV copy number in the serum were detected in the former. Analysis of the mRNA expression of five PRRSV mediator genes (SIGLEC1, NMMHC-IIA, CD163, VIM and HSPG2) in the lung tissues indicated differences in expression between DLY and DPL pigs. In uninfected porcine lung tissues, the levels of SIGLEC1, NMMHC-IIA, CD163 and VIM genes were significantly higher in DLY than in DPL pigs (P<0.05); in PRRSV-infected pigs, the expression levels of NMMHC-IIA and CD163 mRNA were significantly higher in DPL pigs compared to uninfected ones (P<0.05), whereas these levels were not different in DLY pigs or between infected DPL and DLY pigs. Thus, the different expression of PRRSV mediator genes is likely related to pig resistance to PRRSV. Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

The interplay between maturation-promoting factor (MPF), mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) and Rho GTPase during actin-myosin interactions has yet to be determined. The mechanism by which microtubule disrupters induce the formation of ooplasmic protrusion during chemical-assisted enucleation of mammalian oocytes is unknown. Moreover, a suitable model is urgently needed for the study of cytokinesis. We have established a model of chemical-induced cytokinesis and have studied the signaling events leading to cytokinesis using this model. The results suggested that microtubule inhibitors activated MPF, which induced actomyosin assembly (formation of ooplasmic protrusion) by activating RhoA and thus MAPK. While MAPK controlled actin recruitment on its own, MPF promoted myosin enrichment by activating RhoA and MAPK. A further chemical treatment of oocytes with protrusions induced constriction of the actomyosin ring by inactivating MPF while activating RhoA. In conclusion, the present data suggested that the assembly and contraction of the actomyosin ring were two separable steps: while an increase in MPF activity promoted the assembly through RhoA-mediated activation of MAPK, a decrease in MPF activity triggered contraction of the ring by activating RhoA.

A universal photoelectrochemical (PEC) sensing platform was fabricated based on the composition of protoporphyrin IX (PPIX), tungsten trioxide (WO3) and reduced graphene oxide (rGO) on indium tin oxide (ITO) electrode for detecting cysteine in aqueous solution. The rGO layer was not only providing bridges for the ITO electrode to anchor tightly with the WO3 nanostructures, but behaved as an electron transfer medium to enhance the electron transport from the conduction band (CB) of WO3. Furthermore, the strong absorption coefficient of porphyrin adsorbed onto WO3 nanoplates by bidentate binding could significantly improve the photocurrent density and slow charge recombination kinetics through the ultrafast electron injection. The SEM, XRD, and DRS were employed to characterize the prepared nanomaterials and modified-ITO electrodes. The results showed that the PPIX-WO3-rGO/ITO electrode could render the capability of absorbing a broad UV-vis light and displayed excellent photocurrent response in 0.1M pH 7.0 PBS with excitation wavelength at 380 nm, which could be notably improved upon addition of cysteine at 0.3 V. Based on the enhanced photocurrent signal, a novel method for PEC detection of cysteine was developed with a linear range of 0.1 to 100 μM in 0.1M PBS (pH 7.0). The detection limit was 25 nM (3σ). And higher stability and selectivity were obtained. The novel strategy could provide a fast and sensitive method for cysteine analysis. Copyright © 2013 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Cui F.,Shandong Agricultural University
TAG. Theoretical and applied genetics. Theoretische und angewandte Genetik | Year: 2014

A novel high-density consensus wheat genetic map was obtained based on three related RIL populations, and the important chromosomal regions affecting yield and related traits were specified. A prerequisite for mapping quantitative trait locus (QTL) is to build a genetic linkage map. In this study, three recombinant inbred line populations (represented by WL, WY, and WJ) sharing one common parental line were used for map construction and subsequently for QTL detection of yield-related traits. PCR-based and diversity arrays technology markers were screened in the three populations. The integrated genetic map contains 1,127 marker loci, which span 2,976.75 cM for the whole genome, 985.93 cM for the A genome, 922.16 cM for the B genome, and 1,068.65 cM for the D genome. Phenotypic values were evaluated in four environments for populations WY and WJ, but three environments for population WL. Individual and combined phenotypic values across environments were used for QTL detection. A total of 165 putative additive QTL were identified, 22 of which showed significant additive-by-environment interaction effects. A total of 65 QTL (51.5%) were stable across environments, and 23 of these (35.4%) were common stable QTL that were identified in at least two populations. Notably, QTkw-5B.1, QTkw-6A.2, and QTkw-7B.1 were common major stable QTL in at least two populations, exhibiting 11.28-16.06, 5.64-18.69, and 6.76-21.16% of the phenotypic variance, respectively. Genetic relationships between kernel dimensions and kernel weight and between yield components and yield were evaluated. Moreover, QTL or regions that commonly interact across genetic backgrounds were discussed by comparing the results of the present study with those of previous similar studies. The present study provides useful information for marker-assisted selection in breeding wheat varieties with high yield.

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