Heterogeneous Distribution of Erucic Acid in Brassica napus Seeds (open access)

Heterogeneous Distribution of Erucic Acid in Brassica napus Seeds

Article describes study examining low- and high-erucic acid accessions of B. napus seeds for the distribution of erucic acid-containing lipids and the gene transcripts encoding the enzymes involved in pathways for its incorporation into triacylglycerols (TAGs) across the major tissues of the seeds.
Date: January 29, 2020
Creator: Lu, Shaoping; Aziz, Mina; Sturtevant, Drew; Chapman, Kent Dean & Guo, Liang
System: The UNT Digital Library
LDIP cooperates with SEIPIN and LDAP to facilitate lipid droplet biogenesis in Arabidopsis (open access)

LDIP cooperates with SEIPIN and LDAP to facilitate lipid droplet biogenesis in Arabidopsis

Article showing that a recently identified protein termed LD-associated protein [LDAP]-interacting protein (LDIP) works together with both endoplasmic reticulum-localized SEIPIN and the LD-coat protein LDAP to facilitate LD formation in Arabidopsis thaliana. The data is discussed in the context of a new model for LD biogenesis in plant cells with evolutionary connections to LD biogenesis in other eukaryotes.
Date: June 9, 2021
Creator: Pyc, Michal; Gidda, Satinder K.; Seay, Damien C.; Esnay, Nicolas; Kretzschmar, Franziska K.; Cai, Yingqi et al.
System: The UNT Digital Library
Detergentes y Biodetergentes en la Biorremediación de Suelo: Inconsistencias y Evidencias (open access)

Detergentes y Biodetergentes en la Biorremediación de Suelo: Inconsistencias y Evidencias

This article analyzes the bioremediation of the soil contaminated by hydrocarbons (HYCOS), the importance of biostimulation with a detergent (DEGE) or biodetergent (BIODET) and the inconsistencies generated by their application.
Date: August 28, 2020
Creator: Saucedo-Martínez, Blanca Celeste; Márquez-Benavides, Liliana; Santoyo-Pizano, Gustavo & Sánchez-Yáñez, Juan Manuel
System: The UNT Digital Library
Crucial Development: Criticality Is Important to Cell-to-Cell Communication and Information Transfer in Living Systems (open access)

Crucial Development: Criticality Is Important to Cell-to-Cell Communication and Information Transfer in Living Systems

This article is the fourth paper of the Special Issue Memory and Criticality. It bridges the the theoretical debate on the role of memory and criticality discussed in the three earlier manuscripts, with a review of key concepts in biology and focus on cell-to-cell communication in organismal development. The authors suggest that in conjunction with morphogenetic gradients, there exist gradients of information transfer creating cybernetic loops of stability and disorder, setting the stage for adaptive capability. Criticality, therefore, appears to be an important factor in the transmission, transfer and coding of information for complex adaptive system development.
Date: August 31, 2021
Creator: Hunt von Herbing, Ione; Tonello, Lucio; Benfatto, Maurizio; Pease, April & Grigolini, Paolo
System: The UNT Digital Library
Editorial: Microbial C1 Metabolism and Biotechnology (open access)

Editorial: Microbial C1 Metabolism and Biotechnology

This article is an editorial on the research topic Microbial C1 Metabolism and Biotechnology. This special topic presents studies focused on the fundamental aspects of C1 metabolism in diverse microbial systems with the ability to convert anthropogenic greenhouse gases into valuable products.
Date: August 27, 2021
Creator: Xiong, Wei; Kalyuzhnaya, Marina G. & Henard, Calvin
System: The UNT Digital Library
Re-engineering Plant Phenylpropanoid Metabolism With the Aid of Synthetic Biosensors (open access)

Re-engineering Plant Phenylpropanoid Metabolism With the Aid of Synthetic Biosensors

Article that provides a brief overview of current research on synthetic biology and metabolic engineering approaches to control phenylpropanoid synthesis and phenylpropanoid-related biosensors, advocating for the use of biosensors and genetic circuits as a step forward in plant synthetic biology to develop autonomously-controlled phenylpropanoid-producing plant biofactories.
Date: September 16, 2021
Creator: Ferreira, Savio S. & Antunes, Mauricio S.
System: The UNT Digital Library
Form and Function of the Vertebrate and Invertebrate Blood-Brain Barriers (open access)

Form and Function of the Vertebrate and Invertebrate Blood-Brain Barriers

Article reviewing blood-brain barriers (BBBs) in their various forms in both invertebrates and vertebrates, with an emphasis on the function, evolution, and conditional relevance of popular animal models such as the fruit fly and the zebrafish to mammalian BBB research.
Date: November 9, 2021
Creator: Dunton, Alicia D.; Göpel, Torben; Ho, Dao H. & Burggren, Warren W.
System: The UNT Digital Library
Multiple levers for overcoming the recalcitrance of lignocellulosic biomass (open access)

Multiple levers for overcoming the recalcitrance of lignocellulosic biomass

The article evaluates the impacts of physical, chemical and genetic interventions to improve biomass processing singly and in combination. Based on their results and literature studies, some form of non-biological augmentation will likely be necessary for the foreseeable future to achieve high total carbohydrate solubilization (TCS) for most cellulosic feedstocks. The results show that this need not necessarily involve thermochemical processing, and need not necessarily occur prior to biological conversion.
Date: January 17, 2019
Creator: Holwerda, Evert; Worthen, Robert; Kothari, Ninad; Lasky, Ronald; Davison, Brian H. (Brian Henry), 1957-; Fu, Chunxiang et al.
System: The UNT Digital Library