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  1. WILD ANNUAL HELIANTHUS ANOMALUS AND HELIANTHUS DESERTICOLA AS POTENTIAL SOURCES OF IMPROVED OIL CONCENTRATION AND QUALITY IN SUNFLOWER

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    Within the past decade, the desire for alternative sources of fuels, chemicals, feeds, and other materials has received increased attention. Sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) oil has the potential to be improved for nutritional and industrial purposes through selection and breeding. The narrow geneti...

  2. Sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.).

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    Radonic, Laura M; Lewi, Dalia M; López, Nilda E; Hopp, H Esteban; Escandón, Alejandro S; Bilbao, Marisa López

    2015-01-01

    Sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) is still considered as a recalcitrant species to in vitro culture and transformation in spite of the publication of different protocols. Here we describe a routine transformation system of this crop which requires mature HA89 genotype seeds and Agrobacterium tumefaciens EHA105 strain for gene delivery, being both easily available. Selection of transformed shoots depends on root development in kanamycin-selective media, instead of shoot color, avoiding selection of escapes. The establishment of this protocol proved successful for the incorporation of both reporter and agronomic important genes and also for the evaluation of the specific expression patterns of different promoters in transgenic sunflower plants. Stable expression of the incorporated transgenes was confirmed by RT-PCR and GUS reporter gene visualization. Stable inheritance of transgenes was successfully followed until T2 generation in several independent lines. PMID:25416248

  3. Rampant Gene Exchange Across a Strong Reproductive Barrier Between the Annual Sunflowers, Helianthus annuus and H. petiolaris

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    Yatabe, Yoko; Kane, Nolan C.; Scotti-Saintagne, Caroline; Rieseberg, Loren H.

    2007-01-01

    Plant species may remain morphologically distinct despite gene exchange with congeners, yet little is known about the genomewide pattern of introgression among species. Here we analyze the effects of persistent gene flow on genomic differentiation between the sympatric sunflower species Helianthus annuus and H. petiolaris. While the species are strongly isolated in testcrosses, genetic distances at 108 microsatellite loci and 14 sequenced genes are highly variable and much lower (on average) ...

  4. Gene transfer from wild Helianthus to sunflower: topicalities and limits

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    Breton Catherine

    2010-03-01

    Full Text Available Sunflower (2n=17 belongs to the Helianthus genus (Asteraceae. Wild Helianthus species display morphological variation for branching and stem number, for architecture and seed size, and for resistance to abiotic and biotic stresses due to which they thrive in different environments in North America. The genus is divided into botanical sections, two for annual as sunflower, and two for perennial species as Jerusalem artichoke that produces rhizomes (tubers. We explain the difficulties and successes obtained by crossing sunflower with these species to improve the agronomic traits of the sunflower crop. It is easier to cross the annual species than the perennials’ with sunflower. Several traits such as Cytoplasmic male sterility and restorer Rf-PET1 genes, Downy mildew resistance, Phomopsis resistance, Sclerotinia resistance, Rust resistance, and Orobanche resistance have already been introduced from annual species into sunflower crop, but the complex genomic organization of these species compared to sunflower limits their important potential. Perennial species are much more diverse, and their genomes display 2n, 4n, or 6n chromosomes for n 17. The realities of inter-specific hybridization are relatively disappointing due to the introgression lines that have low oil and low seed yield. We report here several attempts to introgress agronomic traits from these species to sunflower, and we present as a case study, an introgressed progenies from H. mollis, a diploid species with sessile small leaves. We constructed a preliminary genetic map with AFLP markers in 21 BC1 plants, and we then showed that some progenies display 6 to 44% of introgression from H. mollis. Although this study is promising due to the novel compact architecture of the progenies, we cannot estimate the transferability from H. mollis to other perennial Helianthus to improve sunflower.

  5. Molecular mapping of R11, a novel rust resistance gene in sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.)

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    Sunflower production in North America has recently been threatened by the evolution of new virulent pathotypes of sunflower rust caused by the fungus Puccinia helianthi Schwein. Rf ANN-1742, an ‘HA 89’ backcross restorer line derived from wild annual sunflower (Helianthus annuus L), was identified a...

  6. Final Critical Habitat for the Pecos Sunflower (Helianthus paradoxus)

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — To provide the user with a general idea of areas where final critical habitat for Pecos Sunflower (Helianthus paradoxus) occur. The geographic extent includes...

  7. Sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) germplasm evaluation for drought tolerance

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    Hafeez A. Sadaqat; Saeed Rauf

    2007-01-01

    Future climate changes are expected to increase risks of drought, which already represent the most common stress factor for sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) production throughout the world. It is important, therefore, to evaluate genotypes for this stress. Our objective was to study yield and yield-related traits under irrigated and drought conditions in 56 sunflower genotypes of different origin and growth habit. A wide range of intraspecific genetic variability was present in sunflower, whi...

  8. Character association and path analysis in sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.)

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    H.C.Sowmya, Y.G.Shadakshari, K.J. Pranesh, Arpita Srivastava and B. Nandini

    2010-01-01

    The present study was undertaken during Summer 2009 at ZARS, GKVK, Bangalore. The material used in this study wasprovided by All India Co-ordinated Research Project on Sunflower, Bengaluru. The base material comprised of thirty eightsterility maintainer lines (‘B’ lines) and thirty eight fertility restorer lines (‘R’ lines). The studies on correlation and pathcoefficient analysis in sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) showed that days to 50% flowering, days to maturity, plant height, headdiamete...

  9. Developing Sclerotinia Resistant Sunflower Germplasm Utilizing Wild Perennial Helianthus Species

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    Cultivated sunflower lacks a sufficient level of resistance to both Sclerotinia stalk and head rot, but abundant resistance in perennial Helianthus species has been confirmed. The objectives of this project were to transfer Sclerotinia head and stalk rot resistance genes from wild perennial hexaploi...

  10. Interspecific hybrids between cultural sunflower Helianthus annuus L. and Helianthus salicifolius L.: Morphological and biochemical characterization

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    Encheva J.; Christov M.

    2006-01-01

    The direct organogenesis method in immature F1 hybrid embryos from sunflower used for the first time in a study, was successfully applied for production of new forms from the intergeneric cross Helianthus annuus L. (cv. Albena) × H. salicifolius. A considerable number of new sunflower lines were produced after self-pollination and individual selection. Agronomic traits such as oil content in seed, 1000 seed weight, plant height, leaf width, leaf length, number of leaves, length of petiole ste...

  11. Progress on the introgression of Sclerotinia resistance genes from wild perennial Helianthus species into cultivated sunflower

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    The necrotrophic fungus Sclerotinia sclerotiorum (Lib.) de Bary attacks sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) causing root, stalk, and head rot, and is one of the most damaging and difficult-to-control sunflower diseases. Some wild perennial Helianthus species have been identified to contain abundant res...

  12. [Study of Chloroplast DNA Polymorphism in the Sunflower (Helianthus L.)].

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    Markina, N V; Usatov, A V; Logacheva, M D; Azarin, K V; Gorbachenko, C F; Kornienko, I V; Gavrilova, V A; Tihobaeva, V E

    2015-08-01

    The polymorphism of microsatellite loci of chloroplast genome in six Helianthus species and 46 lines of cultivated sunflower H. annuus (17 CMS lines and 29 Rf-lines) were studied. The differences between species are confined to four SSR loci. Within cultivated forms of the sunflower H. annuus, the polymorphism is absent. A comparative analysis was performed on sequences of the cpDNA inbred line 3629, line 398941 of the wild sunflower, and the American line HA383 H. annuus. As a result, 52 polymorphic loci represented by 27 SSR and 25 SNP were found; they can be used for genotyping of H. annuus samples, including cultural varieties: twelve polymorphic positions, of which eight are SSR and four are SNP. PMID:26601486

  13. Developing drought and broomrape resistant sunflower germplasm utilizing wild helianthus species

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    Petcu E.; Pâcureanu J.M.

    2011-01-01

    In this paper we present the results of the study of new sunflower forms obtained through hybridization between cultivated sunflower (Helianthus annuus) and two wild Helianthus species. Wild species H. argophyllus and H. maximiliani were used in order to improve drought and broomrape resistance of some Romanian sunflower inbreed lines. The investigation encompassed the period 2008-2009. Interspecific F1 plants were obtained by embryo rescue techniques, and ...

  14. Identification of rust (Puccinia helianthi Schw.) races in sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) in Turkey

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    Tan A.S.

    2010-01-01

    Sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.), with its high oil quality, is one of the major and most valuable oilseed crops in the world. Sunflower rust, caused by Puccinia helianthi Schw., is one of the major foliar diseases of sunflower. The pathogen is present wherever sunflower is grown in the world and causes important yield losses when severe epidemics occur. The objective of this study was to identify the races of sunflower rust under field conditions in the fi...

  15. Developing mutant sunflower lines (Helianthus annuus L.) through induced mutagenesis and study of their combining ability

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    Encheva J.; Shindrova P.

    2011-01-01

    Immature sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) zygotic embryos of sunflower double haploid fertility restorer line 381 R were treated with ultrasound before planting to embryo culture medium. Some mutant plants were isolated and self-pollinated for several generations. New sunflower forms with inherited morphological, biochemical and phytopathological changes were obtained through selection and self-pollination. The genetic changes included 12 morphological and ...

  16. Sunflower (Helianthus annuus L. germplasm evaluation for drought tolerance

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    Hafeez A. Sadaqat

    2007-02-01

    Full Text Available Future climate changes are expected to increase risks of drought, which already represent the most common stress factor for sunflower (Helianthus annuus L. production throughout the world. It is important, therefore, to evaluate genotypes for this stress. Our objective was to study yield and yield-related traits under irrigated and drought conditions in 56 sunflower genotypes of different origin and growth habit. A wide range of intraspecific genetic variability was present in sunflower, which could be used to develop new genotypes, more adapted to drought conditions. The highest level of tolerance was present in local genotypes. Among restorers, the highest level of tolerance was present in RL-57 (Pakistan, whereas an exotic restorer F-Yu-82 (Spain showed the highest yield, along with high drought susceptibility index. Inbred line ORI-9/B (Pakistan was identified as the most tolerant line combined with low yield potential, whereas AMES-10107 and AMES-10103 (China were found to be moderately drought-tolerant lines with highest yield. Selection among segregating progeny from hybridization among lines with good drought tolerance with lines of good yield potential may lead to the development of superior inbred lines.

  17. Transferring sclerotinia resistance genes from wild perennial Helianthus species into cultivated sunflower

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    Due to the lack of highly tolerant cultivated sunflower germplasm, new sources of Sclerotinia resistance from wild Helianthus species need to be identified and incorporated into a cultivated background. Wild perennial Helianthus species are highly resistant to Sclerotinia and have provided good sou...

  18. A Novel Biodiversity of Wild Sunflowers (Helianthus annuus) Naturally Developed in Central Argentina

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    The sunflower's wild relative, Helianthus annuus L., is a non-native invader in several regions of the world. It was introduced as experimental forage in central Argentina six decades ago where it probably escaped and developed extended populations coexisting with the sunflower crop. If the invasive...

  19. Abscisic acid content of a nondormant sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) mutant

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    A sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) mutant was observed in the progeny of a cross between the sunflower cultivar HA 89 and an amphiploid of a H. divaricatus L. x P21 cross that exhibited loss of dormancy induction in the developing embryo. Seeds of this mutant frequently germinate on the head about 4...

  20. Copia and Gypsy retrotransposons activity in sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.

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    Natali Lucia

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Retrotransposons are heterogeneous sequences, widespread in eukaryotic genomes, which refer to the so-called mobile DNA. They resemble retroviruses, both in their structure and for their ability to transpose within the host genome, of which they make up a considerable portion. Copia- and Gypsy-like retrotransposons are the two main classes of retroelements shown to be ubiquitous in plant genomes. Ideally, the retrotransposons life cycle results in the synthesis of a messenger RNA and then self-encoded proteins to process retrotransposon mRNA in double stranded extra-chromosomal cDNA copies which may integrate in new chromosomal locations. Results The RT-PCR and IRAP protocol were applied to detect the presence of Copia and Gypsy retrotransposon transcripts and of new events of integration in unstressed plants of a sunflower (Helianthus annuus L. selfed line. Results show that in sunflower retrotransposons transcription occurs in all analyzed organs (embryos, leaves, roots, and flowers. In one out of sixty-four individuals analyzed, retrotransposons transcription resulted in the integration of a new element into the genome. Conclusion These results indicate that the retrotransposon life cycle is firmly controlled at a post transcriptional level. A possible silencing mechanism is discussed.

  1. A time-series phytoremediation experiment with sunflowers (Helianthus annuus) on a former uranium mining site

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    Kötschau A.; Büchel G.; Einax J. W.; von Tümpling W.; Merten D.

    2013-01-01

    On a test field situated at a former uranium mining site near Ronneburg (Thuringia, Germany) a small scale time-series field experiment with sunflowers (Helianthus annuus) was carried out. This area ghas elevated contents for the heavy metals Cd, Co, Cr, Cu, Ni, Zn including the radionuclides U and Th. Over a time period of 24 weeks the sunflowers were cultivated on homogenized soil substrate and regularly harvested. The aim was to find the ideal moment to harvest the sunflowers, being define...

  2. Impact of the Stem Borer, Dectes texanus, on Yield of the Cultivated Sunflower, Helianthus annuus.

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    Michaud, J. P; Grant, Angela K.; Jyoti, J.L.

    2007-01-01

    Foliar and soil-drench insecticide treatments were used in attempts to manipulate infestation of cultivated sunflower plants, Helianthus annuus LeConte (Asterales: Asteraceae) by Dectes texanus LeConte, (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) a serious pest of sunflowers in the High Plains of the USA. Seed yields were assessed on a per-plant basis for both oilseed and confection type sunflower hybrids in two years. Both insecticide treatments (foliar ë-cyhalothrin and soil-drench carbofuran) improved yiel...

  3. Genetics and mapping of a novel downy mildew resistance gene, Pl18, introgressed from wild Helianthus argophyllus into cultivated sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.)

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    Sunflower downy mildew is considered to be the most destructive foliar disease that has spread to every major sunflower-growing country of the world, except Australia. A new dominant downy mildew resistance gene (Pl18) transferred from wild Helianthus argophyllus (PI 494573) into cultivated sunflowe...

  4. Ecogeography and utility to plant breeding of the crop wild relatives of sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.)

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    Michael B. Kantar; Chrystian C Sosa; Colin K Khoury; Castañeda-Álvarez, Nora P.; Achicanoy, Harold A.; Bernau, Vivian; Kane, Nolan C.; Marek, Laura; Seiler, Gerald; Rieseberg, Loren H.

    2015-01-01

    Crop wild relatives (CWR) are a rich source of genetic diversity for crop improvement. Combining ecogeographic and phylogenetic techniques can inform both conservation and breeding. Geographic occurrence, bioclimatic, and biophysical data were used to predict species distributions, range overlap and niche occupancy in 36 taxa closely related to sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.). Taxa lacking comprehensive ex situ conservation were identified. The predicted distributions for 36 Helianthus taxa ...

  5. Role of proline to induce salinity tolerance in Sunflower (helianthus annusl.)

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    The potted experiment was conducted to determine the exogenous role of proline to induce salinity tolerance in sunflower (Helianthus annus L.). Salinity levels (0, 60 and 120 mmol) were created according to the saturation percentage of soil. Different levels (0, 30, 60 mmol) of proline were applied as a foliar spray on sunflower under saline and non saline conditions. Application of proline as a foliar spray ameliorated the toxic effects of salinity on growth, physiological and biochemical attributes of sunflower. Among different levels of proline, 60 mmol was found to be the most effective in ameliorating the toxic effects of salinity on sunflower. (author)

  6. Utilization of related wild species (Echinacea purpurea) for genetic enhancement of cultivated sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.)

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    VASSILEVSKA-IVANOVA, Roumiana; Boris KRAPTCHEV; STANCHEVA, Ira; GENEVA, Maria

    2014-01-01

    Helianthus annuus is one of the most important oil species, with a comparatively narrow genetic base. The development of new sunflower cultivars is the focus of many research and breeding programs. Intergeneric hybridization between H. annuus and Echinacea purpurea, a valuable medicinal plant, has not yet been utilized in cultivar development. This paper describes 2 advanced hybrid lines produced from an intergeneric cross between the cultivated sunflower inbred line 6650 and an accession of ...

  7. EFFECT OF ARBUSCULAR MYCORRHIZAL FUNGI (AMF) ON GROWTH AND YIELD OF SUNFLOWER (Helianthus annuus L.)

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    Kavitha T; Nelson R

    2014-01-01

    The arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) are a group of plant growth promoting organisms related to improve the overall growth of various crops. Hence the present study was aimed to investigate the agronomical characteristics induced by AMF in sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.). Three different indigenous AM fungi such as Glomus mosseae, Glomus fasiculatum, Acalospora scrobiculata isolated from the sunflower rhizosphere soil were used either alone or in various combinations for th...

  8. Toward a molecular cytogenetic map for cultivated sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) by landed BAC/BIBAC clones

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    Conventional karyotypes and various genetic linkage maps have been established in sunflower (Helianthus annuus L., 2n=34). However, the relationship between linkage groups and individual chromosomes of sunflower remains unknown and has considerable relevance for the sunflower research community. Rec...

  9. Transferring Sclerotinia Resistance Genes from Wild Helianthus Species into Cultivated Sunflower

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    Cultivated sunflower lacks a sufficient level of resistance to both Sclerotinia stalk and head rot, but abundant resistance in perennial Helianthus species has been confirmed. The objectives of this project were to transfer Sclerotinia head and stalk rot resistance from resistant wild perennial hexa...

  10. Molecular mapping of three nuclear male sterility mutant genes in cultivated sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.)

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    The nuclear male sterility (NMS) trait is a useful tool for sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) breeding and genetic programs. Previously, we induced NMS mutants in cultivated line HA 89. The mutants possessed single recessive genes, ms6, ms7, and ms8, respectively, in NMS HA 89-872, NMS HA 89-552, and...

  11. Is The Boron Uptake Affected When Sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) Grown At Poly Culture Systems?

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    YILDIZTEKİN, Mahmut; TUNA, Atilla Levent

    2015-01-01

    n this study, sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) was growth alone and with wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) and clover plants (Medicago sativa L.). Boron at 25-50-75 mg L-1 concentrations was applied by the foliarly in the forms of Boric

  12. Alternaria roseogrisea, a new species from achenes of Helianthus annuus (sunflower)

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    Alternaria roseogrisea was isolated from the achenes of Helianthus annuus L. during studies conducted in 1983-85 to document the diversity of fungi occurring in sunflower seeds and the possible role these fungi play in degradation of oilseed quality. A. roseogrisea was reported as "Alternaria sp. 2...

  13. Molecular mapping of an apical branching gene of cultivated sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.)

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    Commercial hybrids of cultivated sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) are obtained by crossing a cytoplasmic male-sterile line (A-line) with a restorer pollinator (R-line). The incorporation of a recessive branching trait to extend the pollination period of R-lines during hybrid seed production is labor...

  14. Ecogeography and utility to plant breeding of the crop wild relatives of sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.).

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    Kantar, Michael B; Sosa, Chrystian C; Khoury, Colin K; Castañeda-Álvarez, Nora P; Achicanoy, Harold A; Bernau, Vivian; Kane, Nolan C; Marek, Laura; Seiler, Gerald; Rieseberg, Loren H

    2015-01-01

    Crop wild relatives (CWR) are a rich source of genetic diversity for crop improvement. Combining ecogeographic and phylogenetic techniques can inform both conservation and breeding. Geographic occurrence, bioclimatic, and biophysical data were used to predict species distributions, range overlap and niche occupancy in 36 taxa closely related to sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.). Taxa lacking comprehensive ex situ conservation were identified. The predicted distributions for 36 Helianthus taxa identified substantial range overlap, range asymmetry and niche conservatism. Specific taxa (e.g., Helianthus deblis Nutt., Helianthus anomalus Blake, and Helianthus divaricatus L.) were identified as targets for traits of interest, particularly for abiotic stress tolerance, and adaptation to extreme soil properties. The combination of techniques demonstrates the potential for publicly available ecogeographic and phylogenetic data to facilitate the identification of possible sources of abiotic stress traits for plant breeding programs. Much of the primary genepool (wild H. annuus) occurs in extreme environments indicating that introgression of targeted traits may be relatively straightforward. Sister taxa in Helianthus have greater range overlap than more distantly related taxa within the genus. This adds to a growing body of literature suggesting that in plants (unlike some animal groups), geographic isolation may not be necessary for speciation. PMID:26500675

  15. Sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) as a pre-Columbian domesticate in Mexico

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    Lentz, David L.; Pohl, Mary DeLand; Alvarado, José Luis; Tarighat, Somayeh; Bye, Robert

    2008-01-01

    Mexico has long been recognized as one of the world's cradles of domestication with evidence for squash (Cucurbita pepo) cultivation appearing as early as 8,000 cal B.C. followed by many other plants, such as maize (Zea mays), peppers (Capsicum annuum), common beans (Phaseolus vulgaris), and cotton (Gossypium hirsutum). We present archaeological, linguistic, ethnographic, and ethnohistoric data demonstrating that sunflower (Helianthus annuus) had entered the repertoire of Mexican domesticates...

  16. Characterization of F1 interspecific hybrids between wild Helianthus annuus L. populations and cultivated sunflower

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    Terzić Sreten; Atlagić Jovanka; Panković Dejana

    2006-01-01

    Phenotype, chromosomes pairing and pollen vitality were compared between parental populations and F1 hybrids of interspecific cross between Helianthus annuus L. and cultivated sunflower. The investigation of the simple sequence repeats (SSR) polymorphism was also used to test the hybrid nature of F1 populations. The phenotypic traits of F1 hybrid plants were either closer to the wild species or intermediate. Irregular chromosome pairing was found in only 0 to 10% of meiocytes in the meiosis o...

  17. Investigation on The Effect of Some Plant Growth Regulators on Sunflower ( Helianthus Annuus L.)

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    Nurettin Tahsin; Tanko Kolev

    2006-01-01

    With a view to establish the effect of some plant growth regulators on sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.)production and oil content was made an experiment. The agricultural test was carried out in the experimentalbase of Agricultural University of Plovdiv, Bulgaria in 2001- 2003.The investigation was pulled out byblock design with four replications with crop plot size 20 m2, previously sowed with wheat. The testedchemicals are as follows plant growth regulators: “H- 40’’ (alfanaftilvinegar acid...

  18. Development of an Efficient Plant Regeneration System in Sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.)

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    GÜREL, Ekrem

    1998-01-01

    With the aim of developing an efficient plant regeneration system from cells or tissues of sunflower ( Helianthus annuus L.), we compared several regeneration protocols using different explant types and hormonal combinations. Somatic embryogenesis could be induced on cotyledon explants, especially from the basal (proximal) portion of the cotyledons, but genotypic vairation appeared to be the most critical factor for both somatic embryo and root production. Such a variation was more promine...

  19. stem fasciated, a Recessive Mutation in Sunflower (Helianthus annuus), Alters Plant Morphology and Auxin Level

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    FAMBRINI, MARCO; BONSIGNORI, ELISA; RAPPARINI, FRANCESCA; CIONINI, GIULIANO; Michelotti, Vania; BERTINI, DANIELE; BARALDI, RITA; PUGLIESI, CLAUDIO

    2006-01-01

    • Background and Aims Plant lateral organs such as leaves arise from a group of initial cells within the flanks of the shoot apical meristem (SAM). Alterations in the initiation of lateral organs are often associated with changes in the dimension and arrangement of the SAM as well as with abnormal hormonal homeostasis. A mutation named stem fasciated (stf) that affects various aspects of plant development, including SAM shape and auxin level, was characterized in sunflower (Helianthus annuus).

  20. Sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) landraces of Turkey: Their collection, conservation, and morphometric characterization

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    Tan A.S.; Tan A

    2010-01-01

    Turkey is an important country for plant genetic resources. The conservation of plant genetic resources is important for the sustainable protection of genetic diversity. Because the new uniform and high-yielding varieties used in modern agriculture may cause the erosion of genetic diversity of local varieties or landraces, the collection and characterization of local germplasm becomes necessary. The sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) is one of the important o...

  1. Response of Sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) Leaf Surface Defenses to Exogenous Methyl Jasmonate

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    Rowe, Heather C.; Ro, Dae-Kyun; Rieseberg, Loren H.

    2012-01-01

    Helianthus annuus, the common sunflower, produces a complex array of secondary compounds that are secreted into glandular trichomes, specialized structures found on leaf surfaces and anther appendages of flowers. The primary components of these trichome secretions are sesquiterpene lactones (STL), a diverse class of compounds produced abundantly by the plant family Compositae and believed to contribute to plant defense against herbivory. We treated wild and cultivated H. annuus accessions wit...

  2. EFFECTS OF DIFFERENT NITROGEN DOSES ON YIELD AND QUALITY TRAITS OF COMMON SUNFLOWER (Helianthus annuus L.)

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    GUL, Volkan; Kara, Kemalettin

    2015-01-01

    The present study was conducted to determine the effect of nitrogen doses (0, 3, 6, 9, 12 and 15 N kg da-1) on yield and quality traits of common sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) cultivars (Isera, C-70165 and Teknosol) with different growth periods under ecological conditions of Erzurum Province of Turkey in 2011 and 2012. Experiments were carried out in the Randomized Complete Blocks Design with three replications. Plant height, head diameter, kernel ratio, seed yield, thousand seed weight, ...

  3. Common sunflower (Helianthus annuus) interference in soybean (Glycine max)

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    Multiple weed species in the field combine to cause yield losses and can be described using one of several empirical models. Field studies were conducted to compare observed corn yield loss caused by common sunflower and shattercane populations with predicted yield losses modeled using a multiple species rectangular hyperbola model, an additive model, or the yield loss model in the decision support system, WeedSOFT, and to derive competitive indices for common sunflower and shattercane. Common sunflower and shattercane emerged with corn and selected densities established in field experiments at Scandia and Rossville, KS, between 2000 and 2002. The multiple species rectangular hyperbola model fit pooled data from three of five location–years with a predicted maximum corn yield loss of 60%. Initial slope parameter estimate for common sunflower was 49.2 and 4.2% for shattercane. A ratio of these estimates indicated that common sunflower was 11 times more competitive than shattercane. When common sunflower was assigned a competitive index (CI) value of 10, shattercane CI was 0.9. Predicted yield losses modeled for separate common sunflower or shattercane populations were additive when compared with observed yield losses caused by low-density mixed populations of common sunflower (0 to 0.5 plants m−2) and shattercane (0 to 4 plants m−2). However, a ratio of estimates of these models indicated that common sunflower was only four times as competitive as shattercane, with a CI of 2.5 for shattercane. The yield loss model in WeedSOFT underpredicted the same corn losses by 7.5%. Clearly, both the CI for shattercane and the yield loss model in WeedSOFT need to be reevaluated, and the multiple species rectangular hyperbola model is proposed. (author)

  4. Toward a Molecular Cytogenetic Map for Cultivated Sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) by Landed BAC/BIBAC Clones

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    Feng, Jiuhuan; Liu, Zhao; Cai, Xiwen; Jan, Chao-Chien

    2013-01-01

    Conventional karyotypes and various genetic linkage maps have been established in sunflower (Helianthus annuus L., 2n = 34). However, the relationship between linkage groups and individual chromosomes of sunflower remains unknown and has considerable relevance for the sunflower research community. Recently, a set of linkage group-specific bacterial /binary bacterial artificial chromosome (BAC/BIBAC) clones was identified from two complementary BAC and BIBAC libraries constructed for cultivate...

  5. Creating Sunflower Mutant Lines (Helianthus Annuus L.) Using Induced Mutagenesis

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    Immature sunflower zygotic embryos of sunflower fertility restorer line 374 R were treated with ultrasound and gamma radiation before plating embryos to culture medium. All plants were isolated and self-pollinated for several generations. New sunflower forms with inherited morphological and biochemical changes were obtained. The genetic changes occurring during the mutation procedure included fourteen morphological and biochemical characters. In comparison to the check line 374 R, decreasing of the mean value of the indexes was registered for 33 % of the total number of characters and vise verse, significant increasing was observed for 60 %. Mutation for resistance to the local population of Orobanche cumana race A-E was obtained from the susceptible Bulgarian control line 374 R. Two investigated mutant lines possessed 100 % resistance to Orobanche and stable inheritance in the next generations. Our results showed that induced mutagenesis in sunflower can be successfully used to develop new lines useful for heterosis breeding

  6. Breeding sunflower (Helianthus annuus L. for drought tolerance

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    Saeed Rauf

    2008-05-01

    Full Text Available Productivity of sunflower is strongly regulated by the availability of water and greatest yield losses occur when water shortage occurs at flowering. Therefore, it is critical to manage the deleterious effect of drought stress at this stage. Evolving crop genotypes which have enhanced drought tolerance are the most successful and cheapest strategy to cope with drought. However, progress in drought tolerance breeding is slow due to inappropriate selection criteria and faulty breeding strategies. Therefore, utility of potential physiological and morphological traits in drought stress breeding are discussed and progress in sunflower drought tolerance breeding at the molecular level is reviewed.

  7. FORTIFICATION OF SUNFLOWER PLANTS (HELIANTHUS ANNUUS FORTIFICATION OF SUNFL

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    Petr Škarpa

    2013-02-01

    Full Text Available Selenium is a trace element which in small amounts is necessary for human and animal nutrition. In the organism it helps a number of antioxidant enzymes to function normally. In many parts of the world, including the Central European region, its content in agricultural products is very low. Attempts are therefore made to increase its content and cover human requirements with biologically valuable products by incorporating selenium into the system of plant nutrition. In a vegetation trial established in 2010 and 2011 we explored the effect of foliar applications of Se (IV on achenes yields and on content of selenium in the seeds and the uptake of selenium by the sunflower stand. Solutions of sodium selenite at 0.16 and 0.5 g Se.he-1 were applied at rates 50 and 150 g Se.ha-1 at the beginning of elongation growth (stage R-1. Sunflower achenes yields were significantly influenced by the weather in the experimental years. In 2011 sunflower production was by 29.4% lower than in 2010. Se fortification in dose 50 g Se.ha-1 increased sunflower achenes yield by 3.1%. The higher dose of selenium (150 g Se.ha-1 reduced yields by 6.8% compared with the no-fertilized treatment. Due to the effect of foliar Se nutrition the content of selenium in sunflower achenes increased highly significantly from 123 µg.kg-1 to 6,004 µg.kg-1 of achenes. The weight of 1000 achenes, oil content and content of palmitic, palmitoleic, oleic, linoleic acids were not significantly affected by selenium application. Fortification of Se increased stearic acid content from 3.16% to 3.47%.

  8. Ectopic expression of the HAM59 gene causes homeotic transformations of reproductive organs in sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.).

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    Shulga, O A; Neskorodov, Ya B; Shchennikova, A V; Gaponenko, A K; Skryabin, K G

    2015-01-01

    The function of the HAM59 MADS-box gene in sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) was studied to clarify homeotic C activity in the Asteraceae plant family. For the first time, transgenic sunflower plants with a modified pattern of HAM59 expression were obtained. It was shown that the HAM59 MADS-box transcription factor did mediate C activity in sunflower. In particular, it participated in termination of the floral meristem, repression of the cadastral function of A-activity, and together with other C-type sunflower protein HAM45-in the specification of the identity of stamens and pistils. PMID:25937227

  9. Reduction of agronomic inputs in sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.)

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    Maiorana M.; Charfeddine M.; Montemurro F; Vonella A.V.

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    A two-year field study was carried out in a Mediterranean environment (Foggia, Southern Italy) to assess the effects of two soil tillage depths (conventional and minimum tillage) and three strategies of nitrogen (N) fertilization (organic, mixed, mineral) on the growth, biometric parameters yielding and qualitative characteristics of sunflower cropped with durum wheat in a two year rotation. The fertilizer treatments applied were: 100com with Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) compost; 100mix, with ...

  10. Correlation study for oil yield in sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.)

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    Gopal Dan, N. Manivannan and P. Vindhiyavarman

    2012-01-01

    Seventy nine inbred lines of sunflower were selected for the character association study to assess the relationship among oil yieldand its components. Observations were recorded on eight traits viz., days to 50% flowering, plant height (cm), head diameter(cm), 100-seed weight (g), volume weight per 100 ml (g), oil content (%), seed yield per plant (g) and oil yield per plant (g).Character association analysis revealed positive and significant association of oil yield per plant with seed yield...

  11. Genetic divergence of inbred lines in sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.)

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    Gopal Dan, N. Manivannan and P. Vindhiyavarman

    2012-01-01

    Genetic divergence of 79 inbred lines of sunflower using eight agronomic characters was studied. Analysis of variance revealedthe existence of divergence among the inbred lines. Mahalanobis D2 statistics indicated the presence of substantial geneticdiversity. Based on intercluster D2 value and cluster mean for various characters, potential inbred lines were identified.Intercrossing of these inbreds will exhibit more variability for yield and yield component traits. The character oil yield was...

  12. Boron foliar application on sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) associated with herbicides

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    Brighenti A.M.; Castro C.

    2008-01-01

    The present work was undertaken to evaluate volunteer corn control through the application of graminicides singly or combined with boron (B) sources as well as to assess the sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) response to the application of this micronutrient. Experiments were arranged in a split-plot design with randomized complete blocks and five replications. The treatments applied were haloxyfop-methyl 0.048 kg a.i. ha-1 plus 0.5% (v/v) mineral oil, sethoxydim 0.22 kg a.i. ha-1 plus 0.5% (v/...

  13. Effects of Salinity, Temperature, and Polyethylene Glycol on the Seed Germination of Sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.)

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    Zhihui Luan; Moxin Xiao; Daowei Zhou; Hongxiang Zhang; Yu Tian; Yi Wu; Bo Guan; Yantao Song

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    Salinization has severe influences on agriculture in the whole world. The main aims of this work were to evaluate osmotic effect and ion effect of NaCl on seed germination of three sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) cultivars interacting with three alternating temperature regimes and to select the most salt tolerant cultivars to plant in the saline region. Seeds were germinated in the isotonic NaCl and polyethylene glycol (PEG) solutions of −0.45, −0.90, −1.34, −1.79, and −2.24 MPa at 10 : 20, ...

  14. Coyote, Canis latrans, use of commercial sunflower, Helianthus spp., Seeds as a food source in western Kansas

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    Sovada, M.A.; Telesco, D.J.; Roy, C.C.

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    Food habits of Coyotes (Canis latrans) were determined by analysis of scats collected in western Kansas in 1996. Mammals were the most frequently occurring food of Coyotes (100% of scats), followed by plants (39%), insects (30%) and birds (9%). Commercial sunflower (Helianthus spp.) seeds were found in 9 of 23 scats. When present, they composed a high volume of individual scats (X= 31%). Substantial use of commercial sunflower seeds as a food source by Coyotes has not been previously documented.

  15. Data on mass spectrometry based identification of allergens from sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) pollen proteome.

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    Ghosh, Nandini; Sircar, Gaurab; Saha, Bodhisattwa; Pandey, Naren; Bhattacharya, Swati Gupta

    2016-06-01

    Allergy is a type of abnormal immune reactions, which is triggered by environmental antigens or allergens and mediated by IgE antibodies. Now-a-days mass spectrometry is the method of choice for allergen identification based on homology searching. Here, we provide the mass spectrometry dataset associated with our previously published research article on identification of sunflower pollen allergens (Ghosh et al., 2015 [1]). In this study allergenicity of sunflower (Helianthus annuus) pollen grains were primarily investigated by clinical studies followed by detailed immunobiochemical and immunoproteomic analyses. The mass spectrometry data for the identification of allergens were deposited to ProteomeXchange Consortium via PRIDE partner repository with the dataset identifier PXD002397. PMID:27054187

  16. Magnetic stimulation of sunflower seeds (helianthus annuus, l)

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    The effect of magnetic treatment on the initial growth stages of sunflower was explored under controlled conditions. Treatment involved the application of different magnetic doses established in terms of the magnetic field energy density, and the time of exposure (0 min, 1 min, 10 min, 20 min, 1 h, 24 h or chronic exposure). The seeding growth was significant stimulated, this biological response is closely related to the magnetic dose. The stimulating effect found for 2 m r , greater than the obtained for 1 m r , may be related with the amount of energy supplied to the vegetal tissues by the magnetic field. On 14th day after seeding, chronic exposure of plants provided maximum total length increases of 25.8 (1 m r ) and 57.3 (2 m r ) corresponding to total weight increases of 40.7% and 66.7 % respectively

  17. The 134Cs uptake by sunflower (Helianthus anuus, Less) cultivated on soil contaminated with 134Cs

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    One of the methods for remediation of contaminated environment is phytoremediation techniques, i.e. the environmental remediation using plants. In this research the bioavailability of sunflower plant (Helianthus anuus, Less) in radiocaesium uptake from soil was studied for being considered as a phytoremediator later. Sunflower plants were cultivated on soil contaminated with 134Cs with the concentrations of 29,3 kBq/kg ; 117,2 kBq/kg ; 557 kBq/kg for 45 days. As control the sunflowers were also cultivated on non contaminated soil. Observation was carried out every 5 days by sampling 3 plants and soils. The plant and soil samples were dried using infra red lamp for 24 hours, and then counted using gamma spectrometer. The counting results i.e. 134Cs concentration on soil and plant parts were then analyzed to obtain transfer factor (TF) values. The highest TF values was reached on 26th day, i.e. 0,87; 1,89 ; 2,82 for initial soil 134Cs concentrations of 29,3 Bq/g ; 117,2 Bq/g ; 557 Bq/g, respectively. The TF values obtained expressed the capability of plants to accumulate 134Cs from soils. The observation to the plants growth showed that the plants grew normally on the 134Cs contaminated soil until the concentration of 557 Bq/g. The sunflower can be considered to be phytoremediator of andosol soil contaminated with Cs radionuclides. (author)

  18. A time-series phytoremediation experiment with sunflowers (Helianthus annuus on a former uranium mining site

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    Kötschau A.

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available On a test field situated at a former uranium mining site near Ronneburg (Thuringia, Germany a small scale time-series field experiment with sunflowers (Helianthus annuus was carried out. This area ghas elevated contents for the heavy metals Cd, Co, Cr, Cu, Ni, Zn including the radionuclides U and Th. Over a time period of 24 weeks the sunflowers were cultivated on homogenized soil substrate and regularly harvested. The aim was to find the ideal moment to harvest the sunflowers, being defined as having the best balance between the extraction of the contaminants and a high biomass produced. The contents of the elements were determined in soil, roots and above-ground plant parts. The contents in the above-ground plant showed no clear increasing or decreasing trend over time, so they were not the appropriate values to determine the best moment to harvest. Instead the total extracted masses (content in μg/g x biomass in g of the contaminants in the above-ground plant parts were calculated. According to this the best moment to harvest the sunflower plants was reached after 24 weeks of vegetation, because the highest extracted masses for all contaminants were calculated to this time. Additionally the biomass, which could be used e.g. for bio-fuel production, was highest at this time.

  19. Identification of molecular markers linked to a new nuclear male-sterility gene ms7 in sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.)

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    Nuclear male sterility (NMS) is an important alternative system to the cytoplasm male sterility (CMS) in hybrid breeding programs because of its stable male sterility and abundant available restorer resources. For sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.), NMS 89-552, a nuclear male-sterile mutant induced by...

  20. Sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) as a pre-Columbian domesticate in Mexico.

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    Lentz, David L; Pohl, Mary DeLand; Alvarado, José Luis; Tarighat, Somayeh; Bye, Robert

    2008-04-29

    Mexico has long been recognized as one of the world's cradles of domestication with evidence for squash (Cucurbita pepo) cultivation appearing as early as 8,000 cal B.C. followed by many other plants, such as maize (Zea mays), peppers (Capsicum annuum), common beans (Phaseolus vulgaris), and cotton (Gossypium hirsutum). We present archaeological, linguistic, ethnographic, and ethnohistoric data demonstrating that sunflower (Helianthus annuus) had entered the repertoire of Mexican domesticates by ca. 2600 cal B.C., that its cultivation was widespread in Mexico and extended as far south as El Salvador by the first millennium B.C., that it was well known to the Aztecs, and that it is still in use by traditional Mesoamerican cultures today. The sunflower's association with indigenous solar religion and warfare in Mexico may have led to its suppression after the Spanish Conquest. The discovery of ancient sunflower in Mexico refines our knowledge of domesticated Mesoamerican plants and adds complexity to our understanding of cultural evolution. PMID:18443289

  1. Characterization of F1 interspecific hybrids between wild Helianthus annuus L. populations and cultivated sunflower

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    Terzić Sreten

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available Phenotype, chromosomes pairing and pollen vitality were compared between parental populations and F1 hybrids of interspecific cross between Helianthus annuus L. and cultivated sunflower. The investigation of the simple sequence repeats (SSR polymorphism was also used to test the hybrid nature of F1 populations. The phenotypic traits of F1 hybrid plants were either closer to the wild species or intermediate. Irregular chromosome pairing was found in only 0 to 10% of meiocytes in the meiosis of F1 hybrid plants. Interspecific crosses were confirmed with SSR markers in all hybrid combinations. Alleles that were not present in parental DNA were frequently observed in F1 hybrids. That is additional evidence that those hybrid combinations were not produced by self-fertilization. The results suggest that SSR markers can be efficiently used for the F1 hybrid characterization in crosses between closely related species, in which, the changes of phenotype, meiosis and pollen vitality are not always significant.

  2. Breeding of sunflower for salt tolerance: estimation of ion concentration in sunflower (helianthus annuus L.) seedling

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    The experiment was conducted to estimate variability and effect of three artificially induced electrical conductivities on ions concentrations in sunflower seedling leaves. There was no exception in case of CT concentration and all the genotypes showed increase in CT concentration in their seeding leaves, however, some increase in salinity. Similarly Na ion did not show any increase while some genotypes even decreased Na ion concentration in their seedling leaves with increase while some genotypes even decreased Na ion concentration in their seedling leaves with increase in salinity. Potassium ion concentration decrease with increase in salinity but some genotypes showed the ability to maintain K ion concentration in seedling leaves. Thus there appeared two mechanisms of salinity tolerance in sunflower; either by maintaining Na+ at lower level or K ion at higher level and keeping K/sup +/Na/sup +/ ratio favourable in young growing seeding leaves. (author)

  3. Phomopsis Stem Canker: A Reemerging Threat to Sunflower (Helianthus annuus) in the United States.

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    Mathew, Febina M; Alananbeh, Kholoud M; Jordahl, James G; Meyer, Scott M; Castlebury, Lisa A; Gulya, Thomas J; Markell, Samuel G

    2015-07-01

    Phomopsis stem canker causes yield reductions on sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) on several continents, including Australia, Europe, and North America. In the United States, Phomopsis stem canker incidence has increased 16-fold in the Northern Great Plains between 2001 and 2012. Although Diaporthe helianthi was assumed to be the sole causal agent in the United States, a newly described species, D. gulyae, was found to be the primary cause of Phomopsis stem canker in Australia. To determine the identity of Diaporthe spp. causing Phomopsis stem canker in the Northern Great Plains, 275 infected stems were collected between 2010 and 2012. Phylogenetic analyses of sequences of the ribosomal DNA internal transcribed spacer region, elongation factor subunit 1-α, and actin gene regions of representative isolates, in comparison with those of type specimens, confirmed two species (D. helianthi and D. gulyae) in the United States. Differences in aggressiveness between the two species were determined using the stem-wound method in the greenhouse; overall, D. helianthi and D. gulyae did not vary significantly (P≤0.05) in their aggressiveness at 10 and 14 days after inoculation. These findings indicate that both Diaporthe spp. have emerged as sunflower pathogens in the United States, and have implications on the management of this disease. PMID:26121367

  4. Effect of chromium on growth attributes in sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.)

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    FOZIA Andaleeb; MUHAMMAD Anjum Zia; MUHAMMAD Ashraf; ZAFAR Mahmood Khalid

    2008-01-01

    Heavy metal soil pollution takes place when the metal concentration of soil exceeds natural background level and causes ecological destruction and deterioration of the environment. In the present study, a pot experiment was conducted to evaluate the effect of chromium-contaminated soil in sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) growth attributes. Three different levels of chromium (Cr) i.e., 20, 40, and 60 mg/kg were applied to three varieties of sunflower (G-3, G-9, and G-59). The results of morphological, chemical, and yield parameters were recorded at crop maturity. The result showed that germination, root, and shoot lengths were decreased with increase in Cr concentrations. A gradual decrease was observed for various morphological parameters like root fresh and dry weights, shoot fresh and dry weights, and plant height with increase in Cr levels. A comparison among Cr treatments obtained a significant decrease in yield parameters as achenes/capitulum, acheues/plant, and 100 achenes weight in three varieties. Cr was significantly absorbed by roots but its transport to other parts of plants was slow, and uptake in seeds was much lower than in roots and shoots.

  5. Alleviation of adverse impact of cadmium stress in sunflower (helianthus annuus l.) by arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi

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    Sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) is an important ornamental plant and good source of vegetable oil, widely accepted as potential promising plant for phytoremediation. A pot experiment was conducted to evaluate the impact of cadmium on the growth and some biochemical attributes of sunflower and role of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) in assuaging the cadmium stress induced changes. Cadmium treatment reduced growth, chlorophyll contents and cell membrane stability. AMF inoculated plants showed increased growth, chlorophyll contents and cell membrane stability and also mitigated changes caused due to cadmium. Cadmium caused increase in lipid peroxidation, and hydrogen peroxide production. An increase in antioxidant enzyme activity was observed due to cadmium treatment which was further enhanced by inoculation of AMF. Increase in proline and total phenols due to cadmium stress was obvious. Cadmium stressed plants showed enhanced fatty acid content. AMF inoculated plants showed higher activities of acid and alkaline phosphatases which were reduced by cadmium stress. However palmitoleic acid (C16:1), oleic (C18:1), linoleic (C18:2) and linolenic acid (C18:3) reduced in cadmium treated plants and the negative impact of cadmium was mitigated by AMF. (author)

  6. Effect of Mechanical Damage on to Emergence Rate and Emergence Force of Some Wild Sunflower (Helianthus L. Spp.) Seeds

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    DAĞÜSTÜ, Nazan; Özer, Seda

    2014-01-01

    To investigate the possible use of wild sunflower species (Helianthus spp.) with cultural varieties at classical breeding studies and to overcome the seed dormancy and germination problems encountered at germination stage in seed, the effect of mechanical damage to the seed on to emergence rate and emergence force was determined. The study was conducted at Uludağ University, Agricultural Faculty, Field Crops Department, Plant Tissue Culture Laboratory and green house in 2014. Seeds of wild su...

  7. Effect Of The Storage Period On The Physico-Mechanical And Some Quality Properties Of Sunflower Seeds (Helianthus annuus L.)

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    ÖZTÜRK, Turgut; MENGÜLOĞLU, Murat

    2011-01-01

    In this study, effect of the storage periods (15, 30, 45, 60, 75, 90, 105, 120, 135, 150 days) on the physico-mechanical and some quality properties of the sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.), seeds (Sanbro hybrid variety), one of the most important raw materials in the vegetable oil industry, have been analyzed. As a result of the study, the correlation between the bulk density and the storage period was found to be significant with probability P

  8. Characterization of interspecific hybrids between cultivated sunflower H. annuus L. (cv. albena) and wild species Helianthus tuberosus

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    Encheva J.; Christov M.; Ivanov P.

    2003-01-01

    By using the direct organogenesis method, applied for the first time at the Biotechnology Laboratory of DAI, General Toshevo, new sunflower forms were obtained through distant hybridization from the cross H. annuus L. (cv. Albena) × Helianthus tuberosus (Encheva et al., 1992). Three to eight hybrid plants were produced from a single embryo through the direct organogenesis method. This is a valuable method because it allows to obtain more than one plant from a hybrid embryo, something which is...

  9. Taxonomic investigations on the species of Tylenchida (Nematoda) in sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) fields in Marmara Region

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    Kepenekçi, İ.

    2008-01-01

    In this study, plant parasitic species of Tylenchida (Nematoda) in the sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) fields in Marmara Region (Edirne, Kırklareli and Tekirdağ) were examined considering their two main aspects, namely faunistic and taxonomic. In 2000, during the summer months (Jun, July, August), when adult Tylenchida species were more abundant, soil and plant root samples were taken, from these samples, nematodes were extracted, prepared and the ones belonging to Tylenchida were mea...

  10. Root biomass response to foliar application of imazapyr for two imidazolinone tolerant alleles of sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.)

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    Sala, Carlos A.; Bulos, Mariano; Altieri, Emiliano; Ramos, María Laura

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    Imisun and CLPlus are two imidazolinone tolerance traits in sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) determined by the expression of two alleles at the locus Ahasl1. Both traits differed in their tolerance level to imazapyr —a type of imidazolinone herbicide— when aboveground biomass is considered, but the concomitant herbicide effect over the root system has not been reported. The objective of this work was to quantify the root biomass response to increased doses of imazapyr in susceptible (ahasl1/a...

  11. Response of sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) to phosphorus and nitrogen fertilization under rainfed conditions, Blue Nile state-Sudan

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    Salih M.N.T.

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    Two field experiments were conducted on a typic chromusterts, fine, smectitic, isohyperthermic soil series in the Damazin Research Station Farm during two seasons (2005/06 and 2006/07). The objective was to investigate the effect of phosphorus (P) and nitrogen (N) and their interactions on sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) growth, seed and oil yield. A randomized complete block design with four replicates was used to execute the experiments. Plant height, dr...

  12. Heritable tissue culture induced genetic variation in sunflower (helianthus annuus l) as a tool for crop improvement

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    Encheva Julia; Tsvetkova F.; Ivanov Petar

    2004-01-01

    Immature zygotic embryos from the Bulgarian fertility restorer line R 147 (male component of the commercial hybrid Albena) were used as donor material for induction of direct organogenesis in sunflower (Helianthus annuus L). Range of spontaneous somaclonal variation among the progenies of regenerants has been assessed. Genetic modifications observed in the regenerants included agronomic traits such as oil content in seed, 1000-seed weight, plant height petiole length, internode length, number...

  13. A study on correlation and path analysis for seed yield and yield components in sunflower [Helianthus annuus (L.)

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    M.M.Pandya, P.B.Patel, A.V. Narwade

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    Correlation and path coefficient analysis was carried out in 40 genotypes of sunflower [Helianthus annuus (L.)]. Association analysis between seed yield per plant and other 14 characters revealed that seed yield per plant showed highly significant and positive correlation with head diameter, number of seeds per capitula, number of filled seeds per capitula and 100 seed weight at both genotypic and phenotypic levels. These seed yield per plant also possessed positive association with days to m...

  14. Growth, Cadmium and Zinc Accumulation of Ornamental Sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) in Contaminated Soil with Different Amendments

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    HAO Xiu-Zhen; ZHOU Dong-Mei; LI Dan-Dan; JIANG Ping

    2012-01-01

    Use of ornamental plants for phytoremediation of metal-contaminated soil is a new option.A pot experiment was carried out to assess the effect of application of amendments,i.e.,swine manure,salicylic acid (SA) and potassium chloride (KCl),on the growth,uptake and translocation of cadmium (Cd) and zinc (Zn) of ornamental sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) grown on a contaminated soil.The three amendments increased sunflower height,flower diameter,and biomass.Manure significantly decreased Cd and Zn concentrations in sunflower,and thus decreased the bioaccumulation coefficient (BCF) of Cd and Zn.However,using of KCI markedly increased Cd concentrations in sunflower and the BCF of Cd.Additionally,both swine manure and KCl application increased Cd and Zn translocation from root to aboveground part.Swine manure and salicylic acid reduced the Cd/Zn ratios in flower of sunflower,while KCl significantly increased the Cd/Zn ratios.Correlation analysis demonstrated that the Cd/Zn ratio in the root of sunflower was affected by K/Na ratio in root and soil available potassium (K) concentration.Ornamental sunflower could be grown as an alternative plant in the Cd- and Zn-contaminated soil with KCl application to get the balance between environmental and economic interests.

  15. Breeding sunflower for drought tolerance: genetic variability for drought torrance in sunflower (Helianthus Annuus L.)

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    Five inbred lines and their all possible crosses excluding reciprocals were evaluated for tolerance to drought and effect of drought adversely influenced the traits of leaf area, days to maturity, head diameter, 100-achene weight and achene yield per plant, whereas number of leaves per plant and plant height were comparatively less affected. Average performance of sunflower cross/hybrids was far more better than parental lines. Inbred lines GIMSUN-420x-431 and GIMSUN-498x-477 produced higher achene yield under drought conditions and showed less loses than other. Effect of drought on various growth stages showed that button (R1 stage) was the most critical as compared to 50% flowering (R5 stage) and seed formation (R6 stage) which reduced leaf area, head diameter, 100-achene weight and achene yield per plant by 40-59, 32-14 and 31-07 percent respectively. (author)

  16. Kinetics modeling of the drying of sunflower stem (Helianthus annuus L.) in a forced convection tunnel

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    López, R.; Vaca, M.; Terres, H.; Lizardi, A.; Morales, J.; Flores, J.; Chávez, S.

    2015-01-01

    The sunflower is an annual plant native to the Americas. It possesses a large inflorescence (flowering head), and its name is derived from the flower's shape and image, which is often used to capture the sun. The plant has a rough, broad, hairy stem, coarsely toothed, with rough leaves, and circular flower heads. The sunflower seeds are appreciated for their oil, which has become a widespread cooking ingredient. Leaves of the sunflower can be used as cattle feed, while the stems contain a fiber that may be used in paper production. Recently this flower has been used in phytoremediation of soils, contaminated with heavy metals. Sunflower has been probed as an efficient phytoextractor of chromium, lead, aluminum, zinc, cadmium from soil. In this work we present the experimental results of the drying of the sunflower stem, cut in 100 mm longitudinal sections, with diameters in the range of 11-18 mm. The aim was to obtain a dry and easy-to-handle final product, since these plants were originally cultivated in order to extract heavy metals from a polluted soil. The dried stems could then be easily confined or sent to recycle premises to concentrate the metals. The drying process was done in forced convection within a hot air tunnel. The used temperature was 60 °C, the velocity of air was 3 m/s and the required times were 8 hours. The initial average wet mass was 28 g and the final value was 5 g, resulting in the aimed product.

  17. Genetic diversity of wild sunflower (Helianthus sp. accessions with different tolerance to mid-stalk white rot

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    Miladinović Dragana

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Random amplified polymorphic DNA (RAPD markers were used to detect polymorphism among accessions of wild sunflower species Hеlianthus maximiliani, Helianthus tuberosus, Helianthus mollis and Helianthus rigidus with different tolerance to mid-stalk white rot and selection of potential markers for different levels of tolerance to this disease. Estimates of genetic variation showed that genetic diversity was equally distributed between Helianthus species and within them. Cluster analysis corresponded to the phylogenetic relations within the genus Helianthus. The results obtained by principal coordinates analysis (PCoA, where the first two principal coordinates accounted for 83.7% of total variation, perfectly coincided with the results of cluster analysis. Contingency coefficient significance test showed that most of the used primers generated bands associated with some level of tolerance or susceptibility to mid- stalk white rot. Furthermore, contingency analysis showed that primer C12 generated bands associated with resistance (100% to mid-stalk white rot both in H. mollis and in all accessions, while primer X18 generated bands significantly associated with high tolerance (75% in H. rigidus, H. mollis as well as in all tested accessions. The C15-600 bp locus was found to be significantly associated with high tolerance (75% in all accessions, and medium tolerance (50% in H. mollis. [Projekat Ministarstva nauke Republike Srbije, br. TR 31025

  18. Genotype x environment interaction for yield and yield components in some Sunflower ( Helianthus annuus L.) Hybrids

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    A field experiment was carried out at two locations, New Halfa and Rahad, in the summer of 2003/ 04 and winter of 2004/05 to estimate the genotype x environment interaction for yield and its components among 19 locally developed sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) hybrids and one introduced hybrid (Hysun 33). A randomized complete block design with four replications was used at each location. Data on yield and its components: namely, number of seeds/head, percentage, of empty seeds, 1000-seed weight and seed yield/plant, were collected. The combined analysis of variance for all characters showed highly significant differences at the genotype level. The genotype x season interaction was only significant for 1000-seed weight and seed yield/ha. The genotype x location interaction was significant for 1000-seed weight, seed yield/plant and seed yield/ha, whereas genotype x season x location interaction was only significant for 1000-seeds weight. The number of seeds/head and the percentage of empty seeds showed non-significant differences at the first and second order interactions. The highest yield per hectare and per plant averaged over the four environments was recorded for Hysum 33, whereas the lowest ones were scored by Ka 99 x 11. The analysis of genotype x environment interaction for 1000-seed weight, seed yield/plant and seed yield/ha showed that the major part of the variance was due to non-linear components. The significant differences among the evaluated hybrids at the different interaction levels suggest that seed yield of sunflower is depended upon the environmental conditions. Therefore, multi-location testing for several years is needed to identify high yielding stable. (Author)

  19. Effects of Salinity, Temperature, and Polyethylene Glycol on the Seed Germination of Sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.

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    Zhihui Luan

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Salinization has severe influences on agriculture in the whole world. The main aims of this work were to evaluate osmotic effect and ion effect of NaCl on seed germination of three sunflower (Helianthus annuus L. cultivars interacting with three alternating temperature regimes and to select the most salt tolerant cultivars to plant in the saline region. Seeds were germinated in the isotonic NaCl and polyethylene glycol (PEG solutions of −0.45, −0.90, −1.34, −1.79, and −2.24 MPa at 10 : 20, 15 : 25, and 20 : 30°C temperature regimes. Both NaCl and PEG inhibited germination, but the effects of NaCl were less as compared to that of PEG, which means that adverse effects of PEG on germination were due to osmotic effect rather than specific ion accumulation. For the three cultivars, higher germination occurred at 10 : 20°C in NaCl treatments and at 20 : 30°C in the isotonic PEG treatments. Among the three cultivars, Sandaomei (SDM is the most tolerant to salt and PEG stress.

  20. Transcriptome resources for the perennial sunflower Helianthus maximiliani obtained from ecologically divergent populations.

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    Kawakami, Takeshi; Darby, Brian J; Ungerer, Mark C

    2014-07-01

    Next-generation sequencing (NGS) technologies provide a rapid means to generate genomic resources for species exhibiting interesting ecological and evolutionary variation but for which such resources are scant or nonexistent. In the current report, we utilize 454 pyrosequencing to obtain transcriptome information for multiple individuals and tissue types from geographically disparate and ecologically differentiated populations of the perennial sunflower species Helianthus maximiliani. A total of 850 275 raw reads were obtained averaging 355 bp in length. Reads were assembled, postprocessing, into 16 681 unique contigs with an N50 of 898 bp and a total length of 13.6 Mb. A majority (67%) of these contigs were annotated based on comparison with the Arabidopsis thaliana genome (TAIR10). Contigs were identified that exhibit high similarity to genes associated with natural variation in flowering time and freezing tolerance in other plant species and will facilitate future studies aimed at elucidating the molecular basis of clinal life history variation and adaptive differentiation in H. maximiliani. Large numbers of gene-associated simple sequence repeats (SSRs) and single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) also were identified that can be deployed in mapping and population genomic analyses. PMID:24438509

  1. Bio-economics of autumn planted sunflower (helianthus annuus L.) hybrids under different NPK applications

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    Studies were undertaken to evaluate the response of autumn planted sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) to different levels of N, P and K fertilizers at the Agronomic Research Farm, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad during, 2004 and 2005. Treatments comprised five N levels (0, 60. 90, 120 and 150 kg ha/sup -1/), five P levels (0, 30, 60, 90 and 120 kg ha/sup -1/), four K levels (0, 60, 90 and 120 kg ha/sup -1/) in different combinations and two hybrids viz. FH-314 (standard height) and FH-245 (semi dwarf). Hybrid FH-314 produced significantly higher achene yield (2725.41 kg ha/sup -1/) than that of FH-245. There was a progressive increase in achene yield and yield components With increasing levels of N, P and K. The highest achene yield (3023 kg ha/sup -1/) and highest net benefit (Rs.19743) was obtained when the crop was fertilized at the rate 120:90:60 kg NPK ha/sub -1/. (author)

  2. Investigation on The Effect of Some Plant Growth Regulators on Sunflower ( Helianthus Annuus L.

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    2006-05-01

    Full Text Available With a view to establish the effect of some plant growth regulators on sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.production and oil content was made an experiment. The agricultural test was carried out in the experimentalbase of Agricultural University of Plovdiv, Bulgaria in 2001- 2003.The investigation was pulled out byblock design with four replications with crop plot size 20 m2, previously sowed with wheat. The testedchemicals are as follows plant growth regulators: “H- 40’’ (alfanaftilvinegar acid, “M-2’’ (amid ofdicarbonovy acids of benzolovid number, “31’’(derivate of naphthalene with auxin efficacy, “XP’’(ftalaminova acid content micro and macro elements, synthesised in Research Institute of Cryobiology andFood Technology, Sofia in dose 1 cm3 / l water and Agat 25 EK- 2.5 g/da (Too bio biz Ltd..The investigation was made on Bulgarian sunflower hybrid Super Start, treated during pinhead andflowering. The effect of the tested plant growth regulators on the quantity of yield and some structuralelements (sunflower heads number, seeds number, seeds mass, mass/ 1000 seeds, oil content and oil yieldwas reported in the process of investigation. The effect grade of growth regulators is fixed due to non-treatedcontrol.By the dispersal analysis method, it is made a mathematics processing of the values of received data. Theresults of investigation showed that there is no significantly difference between the seed yield kg/da and oilcontent l/da in pinhead period by the use of plant growth regulators - ‘‘31’’ (1cm3/l water and ‘’Agat 25EK’’ (2.5 g/ da. In the flowering period when treated with the same plant growth regulators, the seed yield isincreased as of 15.3 % and the oil content increased as of 16.4% (with Agat 25 EK but it is decreased as of18.6% by the application of “31”.

  3. Weed control in sunflower (helianthus annuus L.) with post-emergent herbicides.

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    Béres, I; Szente, D; Gyenes, V; Somlyay, I

    2005-01-01

    Sunflower is the most important oil crop in Hungary, is the base of the production of cooking oil and moreover takes an important part in production of margarine too. Extracted sunflower groats as a secondary product origining from the mentioned procedure can be used in forage successfully. The amount of harvested sunflower reaches the 20-25% of the EU's yield. The sowing area approaches 500 thousand hectares. The essential condition of successful crop production is the perfect weed control. Sowing areas are infected with monocotyledon and dicotyledonous weeds too. Annual dicotyledonous weeds are the most troublesome. The worst species is the Ambrosia artemisiifolia L. Many other weed species as Abutilon theophrasti MEDIC., Datura stramonium L. and Xanthium strumarium L. can cause serious damages. In our model experiments we examined the herbicide sensibility of two commercial sunflower cultivars as "Iregi szürke csikos", "Marica II" and a sulfonylurea-urea tolerant new hybrid "PR63E82". The experiment was set up under greenhouse conditions with the use of four important weed and different post-emergent herbicide as Modown 4F (bifenox), Pledge 50 WP (flumioxazin) and Granstar 75 DF (tribenuron-methyl). We applied normal and double doses too. Sunflower was cultivated to 4-6 leaf stage. Post-emergent herbicides were sprayed out when weeds were in 2, 2-4 and 4-6 leaf stage. Weed killer and phytotoxic effects of post-emergent herbicides were examined. We declared that development of weeds had significally effect on the effectiveness of different herbicides. PMID:16637218

  4. Kinetics modeling of the drying of sunflower stem (Helianthus annuus L.) in a forced convection tunnel

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    The sunflower is an annual plant native to the Americas. It possesses a large inflorescence (flowering head), and its name is derived from the flower's shape and image, which is often used to capture the sun. The plant has a rough, broad, hairy stem, coarsely toothed, with rough leaves, and circular flower heads. The sunflower seeds are appreciated for their oil, which has become a widespread cooking ingredient. Leaves of the sunflower can be used as cattle feed, while the stems contain a fiber that may be used in paper production. Recently this flower has been used in phytoremediation of soils, contaminated with heavy metals. Sunflower has been probed as an efficient phytoextractor of chromium, lead, aluminum, zinc, cadmium from soil. In this work we present the experimental results of the drying of the sunflower stem, cut in 100 mm longitudinal sections, with diameters in the range of 11-18 mm. The aim was to obtain a dry and easy-to-handle final product, since these plants were originally cultivated in order to extract heavy metals from a polluted soil. The dried stems could then be easily confined or sent to recycle premises to concentrate the metals. The drying process was done in forced convection within a hot air tunnel. The used temperature was 60 °C, the velocity of air was 3 m/s and the required times were 8 hours. The initial average wet mass was 28 g and the final value was 5 g, resulting in the aimed product

  5. Sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) for production of silage of the entire plant Girassol (Helianthus annuus L.) para produção de silagem de planta inteira

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    Mikael Neumann; Rodrigo Oliboni; Marcos Rogério Oliveira; Suelen Córdova Górski; Marcos Ventura Faria; Robson Kyoshi Ueno; Fabiano Marafon

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    The objective of the work was to describe the quantitative and qualitative characteristics referring to sunflower cultive (Helianthus annuus L.) with the purpose of silage of the entire plant. The providence of conserved roughages is one strategy that can develop the productives and reproductives index of flocks in period of scarcity food, usually determinant by the low availability of pastures. The advantages of sunflower silage in comparison with the maize and sorgh...

  6. Toward a Molecular Cytogenetic Map for Cultivated Sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) by Landed BAC/BIBAC Clones

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    Feng, Jiuhuan; Liu, Zhao; Cai, Xiwen; Jan, Chao-Chien

    2013-01-01

    Conventional karyotypes and various genetic linkage maps have been established in sunflower (Helianthus annuus L., 2n = 34). However, the relationship between linkage groups and individual chromosomes of sunflower remains unknown and has considerable relevance for the sunflower research community. Recently, a set of linkage group-specific bacterial /binary bacterial artificial chromosome (BAC/BIBAC) clones was identified from two complementary BAC and BIBAC libraries constructed for cultivated sunflower cv. HA89. In the present study, we used these linkage group-specific clones (∼100 kb in size) as probes to in situ hybridize to HA89 mitotic chromosomes at metaphase using the BAC- fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) technique. Because a characteristic of the sunflower genome is the abundance of repetitive DNA sequences, a high ratio of blocking DNA to probe DNA was applied to hybridization reactions to minimize the background noise. As a result, all sunflower chromosomes were anchored by one or two BAC/BIBAC clones with specific FISH signals. FISH analysis based on tandem repetitive sequences, such as rRNA genes, has been previously reported; however, the BAC-FISH technique developed here using restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP)−derived BAC/BIBAC clones as probes to apply genome-wide analysis is new for sunflower. As chromosome-specific cytogenetic markers, the selected BAC/BIBAC clones that encompass the 17 linkage groups provide a valuable tool for identifying sunflower cytogenetic stocks (such as trisomics) and tracking alien chromosomes in interspecific crosses. This work also demonstrates the potential of using a large-insert DNA library for the development of molecular cytogenetic resources. PMID:23316437

  7. Chromosomal induced aberrations in sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) with gamma-irradiation, sodium azide and combined treatments

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    The seeds of 2 varieties of common Sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) viz: USH-430 and KL-675 were treated to estimate the mutagenicity of both gamma-rays, sodium azide alone and in combination with a view to generate morphological macro-mutations and screen and ascertain the chromosomal aberrations followed by reduction of pollen fertility with increased doses. An attempt was made to know the genetic basis of the chromosomal aberrations. Such aberrations are a source of changes in the pattern of gene regulation at the time of differentiation leading to the formation of cultivars. (author)

  8. Genetic analysis of yield and yield related traits in sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) under well-watered and water-stressed conditions

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    Darvishzadeh Reza; Maleki Hatami Hamid; Pirzad Alireza; Kholghi Maryam; Mandoulakani Abdollahi Babak

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    Drought stress is one of the factors which influence sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) production. Breeding for tolerance to drought stress has become a major focus. In the present investigation, combining ability, gene action and genetic analysis of several characteristics were studied in six pure lines of sunflower and their 15 hybrids. The materials were evaluated in two separate experiments using a randomized complete block design (RCBD) with three repli...

  9. Visitantes florales diurnos del girasol (Helianthus annuus, Asterales: Asteraceae en la Argentina Diurnal floral visitors of sunflower (Helianthus annuus, Asterales: Asteraceae in Argentina

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    Juan P. Torretta

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    Full Text Available El girasol (Helianthus annuus L. es un importante cultivo oleaginoso en la Argentina. Durante tres campañas agrícolas, se determinaron la diversidad y la abundancia del elenco de los visitantes florales diurnos de capítulos de girasol, en ocho sitios que cubren gran parte del área cultivada en Argentina. Setenta y seis morfo-especies de visitantes florales, pertenecientes a ocho órdenes, fueron capturados sobre capítulos de este cultivo. El principal orden fue Hymenoptera, con 37 especies o morfoespecies, de las cuales 32 fueron abejas (Apoidea. Las familias de abejas más representadas fueron Apidae (13, Megachilidae (11 y Halictidae (7. La abeja doméstica (Apis mellifera L. realizó el 93% de las visitas. La composición del elenco de visitantes no mostró un patrón de variación identificable a lo largo del día, ni con respecto a la distancia al borde del cultivo, pero varió entre sitios de muestreo. Se concluye que la abeja doméstica es el principal polinizador del girasol en la Argentina, aunque varias especies nativas de abejas (Melissodes tintinnans (Holmberg, M. rufithorax Brèthes, Melissoptila tandilensis Holmberg, y Megachile spp. podrían ser consideradas como potenciales polinizadores del cultivo.Sunflower (Helianthus annuus L. is an important oilseed crop in Argentina. During three agricultural years, the diversity and abundance of diurnal floral visitors of sunflower heads were determined in eight sites spanning much of this crop's cultivation area in Argentina. Seventysix morpho-species of floral visitors, belonging to eight orders, were captured on sunflower. The principal order was Hymenoptera, with 37 species or morpho-species, of which 32 were bees (Apoidea. The most represented bee families were Apidae (13, Megachilidae (11 and Halictidae (7. The domestic bee (Apis mellifera L. accounted for 93% of the visits. Floral visitor composition did not show an identifiable variation pattern either throughout the day or

  10. Spatial constraints also regulates final achene mass in the sunflower (Helianthus annuus L. capitulum

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    Full Text Available In capitula of the cultivated sunflower (Helianthus annuus L. achene size and mass commonly decrease from proximal to distal positions. Temporal limitation of resources of the distal achenes over the proximal ones has been the common explanation for this response. Nevertheless, because the capitulum architecture and expansion dynamics also interacts with achene growth and development, also space exert a coupled effect with resources on achene size along the inflorescence radius. In this work we removed young achenes from different capitulum positions [inner sector (IS and outer sector (OS] and applied an artificial restriction to the capitulum/achenes radial expansion. Removal of outer achenes significantly increased the final dry mass of the remnant ones between 17.1 to 27.6%. Removal of inner achenes also produced the same effect but in less magnitude, between 9.3 to 17.9% of the outer ones. The removal of outer achenes with the application of an artificial peripheral constraint did not significantly increase the dry mass of the remnant ones (2.7% of the inner and 7.1% of the control. Percentage of empty achenes significantly diminished in the middle sector (MS in capitula with the outer achenes removed and in capitula with the outer achenes removed plus a peripheral constraint but in the range of 7.1% (MS achenes and 2.7 % (IS achenes. Percentage of empty achenes of the MS did not change when the outer achenes were removed but was significantly lower when the OS was removed and the peripheral constraint was applied. This results suggest that a part of the reduced growth and development of IS and MS achenes is not only controlled by the competition for resources but also is restricted by space and pressure exerted by the neighboring ones.

  11. Identification and characterization of two bisabolene synthases from linear glandular trichomes of sunflower (Helianthus annuus L., Asteraceae).

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    Aschenbrenner, Anna-Katharina; Kwon, Moonhyuk; Conrad, Jürgen; Ro, Dae-Kyun; Spring, Otmar

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    Sunflower is known to produce a variety of bisabolene-type sesquiterpenes and accumulates these substances in trichomes of leaves, stems and flowering parts. A bioinformatics approach was used to identify the enzyme responsible for the initial step in the biosynthesis of these compounds from its precursor farnesyl pyrophosphate. Based on sequence similarity with a known bisabolene synthases from Arabidopsis thaliana AtTPS12, candidate genes of Helianthus were searched in EST-database and used to design specific primers. PCR experiments identified two candidates in the RNA pool of linear glandular trichomes of sunflower. Their sequences contained the typical motifs of sesquiterpene synthases and their expression in yeast functionally characterized them as bisabolene synthases. Spectroscopic analysis identified the stereochemistry of the product of both enzymes as (Z)-γ-bisabolene. The origin of the two sunflower bisabolene synthase genes from the transcripts of linear trichomes indicates that they may be involved in the synthesis of sesquiterpenes produced in these trichomes. Comparison of the amino acid sequences of the sunflower bisabolene synthases showed high similarity with sesquiterpene synthases from other Asteracean species and indicated putative evolutionary origin from a β-farnesene synthase. PMID:26880289

  12. Candidate gene association mapping of Sclerotinia stalk rot resistance in sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) uncovers the importance of COI1 homologs

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    Sclerotinia stalk rot is one of the most destructive diseases of sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) worldwide. Markers based on the Sclerotinia disease resistance gene will enable efficient marker-assisted selection (MAS). We sequenced eight candidate genes homologus to Arabidopsis thaliana defense ge...

  13. Agronomic characteristic of a dwarf germplasm sunflower line

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    Vassilevska-Ivanova Roumiana; Tcekova Zoja

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    A new sunflower (Helianthus annuus L) dwarf line, HA-ARG-1, has been developed after interspecific hybridization between cultivated sunflower H. annuus and wild annual silver-leaf sunflower H. argophyllus. Plants were selected for reduced height and multiple branching characteristics. The agronomic, morphologic and oil content characteristics of the line were analyzed. Isolation of similar dwarfed lines illustrates the importance of using the wild sunflower germplasms in the development of sp...

  14. Effect of antioxidant butylated hydroxyl anisole on the thermal or oxidative stability of sunflower oil (Helianthus Annuus) by ultrasonic.

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    Murari, Satish Kumar; Shwetha, M V

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    The aim of the current investigation was to evaluate the efficiency of butylated hydroxyl anisole (BHA) as an antioxidant in sunflower oil (Helianthus Annuus). The oxidation stability of sunflower oil have been investigated by the effects of varying amounts of BHA. The antioxidant incorporated sunflower oil system and control edible oil were subjected to heating at 180 ± 5 °C continuously for a period of 4 h per day for consecutive 4 days. The parameters used to assess the thermal degradation and oxidation properties of the oils include ultrasonic velocity, viscosity, density and peroxide value. The fatty acid compositions of the oils were measured by gas chromatography. Adiabatic compressibility, intermolecular free length, relaxation time and acoustic impedance have been calculated from experimental data. Viscosity, density and ultrasonic velocity change in control oil is from 3.72 × 10(-2) to 13.2 × 10(-2) Nsm - 2, 918 to 994 kg/m3 and 1412 to 1484 m/s respectively and in sunflower oil with 200 ppm BHA is from 3.88 × 10(-2) to 7.52 × 10(-2) Nsm - 2, 926 to 962 kg/m3 and 1418 to 1463 m/s respectively for 16 h of heat treated oil. The ultrasonic results obtained have shown reduction in thermal degradation and improvement in oxidation stability of antioxidant loaded oil in comparison to base oil. Hence, it can be recommended that sunflower oil with 200 ppm BHA can be used for frying without adverse effect on physical properties. The ultrasonic velocity can be used for assessment of stability of frying oil. PMID:26788006

  15. Molecular tagging of a novel rust resistance gene R12 in sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.)

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    Sunflower production in North America has recently suffered economic losses in yield and seed quality from sunflower rust (Puccinia helianthi Schwein.) because of the increasing incidence and lack of resistance to new rust races. RHA 464, a newly released sunflower male fertility restorer line, is r...

  16. Studies on genotypic variability and seed dormancy in sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.)

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    Seed dormancy is a great drawback and causes a great problem in efficient seed production of sunflower for which great efforts have been made to develop techniques in breaking seed dormancy of sunflower. Studies have indicated that sunflower genotypes showed a large variability in dormancy. Few near...

  17. Visitantes florales nocturnos del girasol (Helianthus annuus, Asterales: Asteraceae en la Argentina Nocturnal floral visitors of sunflower (Helianthus annuus, Asterales: Asteraceae in Argentina

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    Juan P Torretta

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    Full Text Available El girasol (Helianthus annuus es un cultivo oleaginoso, polinizado por Apis mellifera L. y otras abejas en distintas regiones del mundo. Sin embargo, sus flores también son visitadas por insectos de actividad nocturna. Durante tres campañas agrícolas, se determinó la diversidad de los visitantes nocturnos de capítulos de girasol, en cinco sitios de Argentina. También se estudió el comportamiento de forrajeo de los principales visitantes y la variación de la receptividad estigmática a lo largo del día, con el fin de establecer si estos visitantes contribuyen a la polinización. Al menos 67 especies o morfoespecies pertenecientes a cuatro órdenes de visitantes nocturnos fueron colectadas. El orden más rico y abundante fue Lepidoptera (44 especies o morfoespecies, cinco familias, seguido por Coleoptera (18 especies o morfoespecies, nueve familias, Orthoptera (tres morfoespecies, una familia y Blattaria (dos especies, una familia. Los lepidópteros forrajearon exclusivamente por néctar, mientras que los individuos de los demás órdenes consumieron polen y/o partes florales. El estigma se encontró receptivo durante las horas de luz, con una receptividad máxima al mediodía (12:00 - 14:00. Llamativamente, las flores del girasol son visitadas por mayor número de polillas que de abejas. Debido a que las polillas consumen néctar y potencialmente transportan polen entre flores, en un momento del día en que los estigmas se encuentran menos receptivos, es improbable que polinicen efectivamente el cultivo.Sunflower (Helianthus annuus is an oilseed crop pollinated by Apis mellifera L. and other diurnal bees in different regions of the world. However, their flowers are also visited by insects active at night. During three agricultural years, the diversity of nocturnal visitors to sunflower heads was assessed in five different sites in Argentina. The foraging behavior of the main visitors as well as the stigmatic receptivity variations along

  18. Combining Ability Analysis for Achene Yield and Related Traits in Sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) Análisis de Habilidad Combinada para Rendimiento de Aquenios y Características Relacionadas en Maravilla (Helianthus annuus L.)

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    Muhammad Waqas Ahmad; Muhammad Shahzad Ahmed; Hammad Nadeem Tahir

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    Ten sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) lines, five testers, and 50 crosses developed in line x tester fashion were evaluated for general combining ability (GCA) and specific combining ability (SCA) effects in a triplicate randomized complete block design, in Faisalabad, during 2009-2010. Genetic variability among genotypes was assessed for days to flowering, days to maturity, plant height, internodal length, leaf area, number of leaves per plant, head diameter, stem girth, percentage of filled ...

  19. Development, Characterization and Experimental Validation of a Cultivated Sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) Gene Expression Oligonucleotide Microarray

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    Fernandez, Paula; Soria, Marcelo; Blesa, David; DiRienzo, Julio; Moschen, Sebastian; Rivarola, Maximo; Clavijo, Bernardo Jose; Gonzalez, Sergio; Peluffo, Lucila; Príncipi, Dario; Dosio, Guillermo; Aguirrezabal, Luis; García-García, Francisco; Conesa, Ana; Hopp, Esteban

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    Oligonucleotide-based microarrays with accurate gene coverage represent a key strategy for transcriptional studies in orphan species such as sunflower, H. annuus L., which lacks full genome sequences. The goal of this study was the development and functional annotation of a comprehensive sunflower unigene collection and the design and validation of a custom sunflower oligonucleotide-based microarray. A large scale EST (>130,000 ESTs) curation, assembly and sequence annotation was performed us...

  20. 向日葵种群中植株个体大小对其氮素利用策略的影响%Effects of Plant Sizes on the Nitrogen Use Strategy in an Annual Herb,Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

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    袁志友; 李凌浩; 韩兴国; 姜凤河; 赵明旭; 林国辉

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    我们利用Berendse和Aerts提出的氮素利用效率(NUE)概念及原理研究了高密度一年生草本植物向日葵(Helianthus annuus L.)种群中植株个体大小对其氮素吸收利用的影响,并对种内竞争进行了分析.结果表明,植株对氮素的吸收与其个体大小不成线性关系,说明种群内不同植株个体对土壤氮素的竞争属于非对称竞争.植株的氮素损失随着个体大小的增加而增加.个体较大的植株具有较高的氮素输入率和较低的氮素输出率,因而具有较高的氮素净增加值.植株的氮素生产力(NP)和氮素平均滞留时间(MRT)均与植株个体大小呈正相关.较大的植物个体具有较高的NP和较长的MRT,由于NUE为NP和MRT二者的乘积,因而较大个体植株的NUE高于个体较小的植株.同种植物的不同个体的NP和MRT之间不存在协衡关系.氮素回收效率(NRE)与植株个体大小密切相关.在个体水平上,较大的植株个体具有较高的NUE与其较高的NRE有关.种群内植株个体对土壤氮素的非对称竞争主要由于植株对氮素的吸收和利用效率不同所致.因此,Berendse和Aerts提出的氮素利用效率概念不仅适用于研究种间的养分利用策略,对于种内不同植株的养分策略研究也同样适用.%We analyzed the effects of plant sizes on nitrogen (N) uptake and use in a dense monospecific stand of an annual herb, Helianthus annuus L. (sunflower) and evaluated the consequences of intraspecific competition. Larger individuals obtained more N disproportionately to their sizes, suggesting that the competition for soil N was asymmetric (one-sided) among individual plants in the stand. Nitrogen loss of individuals also increased with plant size. N influx was greater in larger individuals, while N efflux was lower in small individuals. Therefore, the relative rate of N increment was greater in larger individuals, while it was around zero in the smallest individuals. N use efficiency

  1. Rhizofiltration using sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) and bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L. var. vulgaris) to remediate uranium contaminated groundwater

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    Lee, Minhee, E-mail: heelee@pknu.ac.kr [Department of Environmental Geosciences, Pukyong National University, 599-1 Daeyondong, Namgu, Busan 608-737 (Korea, Republic of); Yang, Minjune [Department of Environmental Geosciences, Pukyong National University, 599-1 Daeyondong, Namgu, Busan 608-737 (Korea, Republic of)

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    The uranium removal efficiencies of rhizofiltration in the remediation of groundwater were investigated in lab-scale experiments. Sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) and bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L. var. vulgaris) were cultivated and an artificially uranium contaminated solution and three genuine groundwater samples were used in the experiments. More than 80% of the initial uranium in solution and genuine groundwater, respectively, was removed within 24 h by using sunflower and the residual uranium concentration of the treated water was lower than 30 {mu}g/L (USEPA drinking water limit). For bean, the uranium removal efficiency of the rhizofiltration was roughly 60-80%. The maximum uranium removal via rhizofiltration for the two plant cultivars occurred at pH 3-5 of solution and their uranium removal efficiencies exceeded 90%. The lab-scale continuous rhizofiltration clean-up system delivered over 99% uranium removal efficiency, and the results of SEM and EDS analyses indicated that most uranium accumulated in the roots of plants. The present results suggested that the uranium removal capacity of two plants evaluated in the clean-up system was about 25 mg/kg of wet plant mass. Notably, the removal capacity of the root parts only was more than 500 mg/kg.

  2. Rhizofiltration using sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) and bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L. var. vulgaris) to remediate uranium contaminated groundwater

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    The uranium removal efficiencies of rhizofiltration in the remediation of groundwater were investigated in lab-scale experiments. Sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) and bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L. var. vulgaris) were cultivated and an artificially uranium contaminated solution and three genuine groundwater samples were used in the experiments. More than 80% of the initial uranium in solution and genuine groundwater, respectively, was removed within 24 h by using sunflower and the residual uranium concentration of the treated water was lower than 30 μg/L (USEPA drinking water limit). For bean, the uranium removal efficiency of the rhizofiltration was roughly 60-80%. The maximum uranium removal via rhizofiltration for the two plant cultivars occurred at pH 3-5 of solution and their uranium removal efficiencies exceeded 90%. The lab-scale continuous rhizofiltration clean-up system delivered over 99% uranium removal efficiency, and the results of SEM and EDS analyses indicated that most uranium accumulated in the roots of plants. The present results suggested that the uranium removal capacity of two plants evaluated in the clean-up system was about 25 mg/kg of wet plant mass. Notably, the removal capacity of the root parts only was more than 500 mg/kg.

  3. Heritability analysis for seed yield and yield related components in sunflower (helianthus annuus l.) based on genetic difference

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    The present study was conducted to develop sunflower hybrids with maximum yield potential. The genetically diverse sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) inbred lines comprising 6 cytoplasmic male steriles (CMS) and 6 fertility restorers (Rf were crossed in line x tester mating design and 36F1 hybrids were obtained. The hybrids were evaluated during spring of 2003-2004 and 2004-2005 years for seed yield and yield components. The yield components included in the study were head diameter, 1000-seed weight, yield per hectare, harvest index, moisture factor and leaf area. A low to high level of genetic variability existed among the hybrids for all characters as revealed by analysis of variance. For the years 2004-2005, the highest heterotic value for yield per hectare was observed for cross combination, CMS-H55-2-2-1 x C-206R. While for 2004-2005 year, it was recorded for CMS-303 x RHA-271. The yield performance of hybrids was evaluated on the basis of genetic distance between the two parental lines. For yield and yield components, the greatest genetic distance revealed by Euclidean dissimilarity coefficient in the years 2003-2004 and 2004-2005 was observed for CMS-HAR-I x RHA-854 and CMS-64 x C-206R hybrids, respectively. This shows the existence of maximum genetic variability in these hybrids for seed yield and yield components. This study can be utilized in varietal improvement programme through heterosis breeding. (author)

  4. The Comparison of Effects of Gamma Radiation of Crude Oil Yield on Some Sunflower (Helianthus Annuus Seeds

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    Havser ERTEM VAİZOĞULLAR

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available This study compares the effects of different doses gamma radiation on crude oil yield and moisture of different six variety sunflower (Helianthus annuus L. seeds. As materials, sunflower variety Ege-2001, Turay, AS-508, Tunca, TR-3080 and Tarsan-1018 seeds were used and irradiated with doses of 0 (control, 100, 200, 300, 400 and 500 Gy gamma radiation. Irradiation was performed in a cesium (Ce137 Gammacell 3000 Elan source, dose rate about 9.75 Gy/min (2900 Ci in the Pamukkale University Faculty of Medicine in the department of the radiological. Moisture amount of seeds were also measured by AOCS standarts. Extraction of the seeds was done with soxhlet apparatus using petroleum ether by hot continuous extraction for 6 hours.  It was found that the highest moisture rate in 100 Gy for all seeds variety. The moisture rate ranged between 3.00 and 9.68% in TR-3080 and Ege-2001, respectively. According to the our results, seed moisture content was affected by gamma radiation in a significant negative one-way. The significant reduction in seed moisture content (9.68% began at 100 Gy of gamma rays and continued to decline to up to 4.04% at 500 Gy. The crude oil yield showed not a important increase in 100 and 200 Gy doses. The result showed that the highest crude oil yield was also obtained from 400 Gy and 33.49% in Ege-2001 seeds.

  5. Repetitive DNA and Plant Domestication: Variation in Copy Number and Proximity to Genes of LTR-Retrotransposons among Wild and Cultivated Sunflower (Helianthus annuus) Genotypes

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    Mascagni, Flavia; Barghini, Elena; Giordani, Tommaso; Rieseberg, Loren H.; Cavallini, Andrea; Natali, Lucia

    2015-01-01

    The sunflower (Helianthus annuus) genome contains a very large proportion of transposable elements, especially long terminal repeat retrotransposons. However, knowledge on the retrotransposon-related variability within this species is still limited. We used next-generation sequencing (NGS) technologies to perform a quantitative and qualitative survey of intraspecific variation of the retrotransposon fraction of the genome across 15 genotypes—7 wild accessions and 8 cultivars—of H. annuus. By ...

  6. Cloning, characterization and structural model of a FatA-type thioesterase from sunflower seeds (Helianthus annuus L.).

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    Serrano-Vega, M J; Garcés, R; Martínez-Force, E

    2005-08-01

    The substrate specificity of acyl-acyl carrier protein (ACP) thioesterases (EC 3.1.2.14) determines the fatty acids available for the biosynthesis of storage and membrane lipids in seeds. In order to determine the mechanisms involved in the biosynthesis of fatty acids in sunflower seeds (Helianthus annuus L.), we isolated, cloned and sequenced a cDNA clone of acyl-ACP thioesterase from developing sunflower seeds, HaFatA1. Through the heterologous expression of HaFatA1 in Escherichia coli we have purified and characterized this enzyme, showing that sunflower HaFatA1 cDNA encodes a functional thioesterase with preference for monounsaturated acyl-ACPs. The HaFatA1 thioesterase was most efficient (kcat/K(m)) in catalyzing oleoyl-ACP, both in vivo and in vitro. By comparing this sequence with those obtained from public databases, we constructed a phylogenetic tree that included FatA and FatB thioesterases, as well as related prokaryotic proteins. The phylogenetic relationships support the endosymbiotic theory of the origin of eukaryotic cells and the suggestion that eubacteria from the delta-subdivision were the guest cells in the symbiosis with archaea. These prokaryotic proteins are more homologous to plant FatB, suggesting that the ancient thioesterases were more similar to FatB. Finally, using the available structure prediction methods, a 3D model of plant acyl-ACP thioesterases is proposed that reflects the combined data from direct mutagenesis and chimera studies. In addition, the model was tested by mutating the residues proposed to interact with the ACP protein in the FatA thioesterase by site-directed mutagenesis. The results indicate that this region is involved in the stabilization of the substrate at the active site. PMID:15841386

  7. Development, Characterization and Experimental Validation of a Cultivated Sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) Gene Expression Oligonucleotide Microarray

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    Fernandez, Paula; Soria, Marcelo; Blesa, David; DiRienzo, Julio; Moschen, Sebastian; Rivarola, Maximo; Clavijo, Bernardo Jose; Gonzalez, Sergio; Peluffo, Lucila; Príncipi, Dario; Dosio, Guillermo; Aguirrezabal, Luis; García-García, Francisco; Conesa, Ana; Hopp, Esteban; Dopazo, Joaquín; Heinz, Ruth Amelia; Paniego, Norma

    2012-01-01

    Oligonucleotide-based microarrays with accurate gene coverage represent a key strategy for transcriptional studies in orphan species such as sunflower, H. annuus L., which lacks full genome sequences. The goal of this study was the development and functional annotation of a comprehensive sunflower unigene collection and the design and validation of a custom sunflower oligonucleotide-based microarray. A large scale EST (>130,000 ESTs) curation, assembly and sequence annotation was performed using Blast2GO (www.blast2go.de). The EST assembly comprises 41,013 putative transcripts (12,924 contigs and 28,089 singletons). The resulting Sunflower Unigen Resource (SUR version 1.0) was used to design an oligonucleotide-based Agilent microarray for cultivated sunflower. This microarray includes a total of 42,326 features: 1,417 Agilent controls, 74 control probes for sunflower replicated 10 times (740 controls) and 40,169 different non-control probes. Microarray performance was validated using a model experiment examining the induction of senescence by water deficit. Pre-processing and differential expression analysis of Agilent microarrays was performed using the Bioconductor limma package. The analyses based on p-values calculated by eBayes (p<0.01) allowed the detection of 558 differentially expressed genes between water stress and control conditions; from these, ten genes were further validated by qPCR. Over-represented ontologies were identified using FatiScan in the Babelomics suite. This work generated a curated and trustable sunflower unigene collection, and a custom, validated sunflower oligonucleotide-based microarray using Agilent technology. Both the curated unigene collection and the validated oligonucleotide microarray provide key resources for sunflower genome analysis, transcriptional studies, and molecular breeding for crop improvement. PMID:23110046

  8. Development, characterization and experimental validation of a cultivated sunflower (Helianthus annuus L. gene expression oligonucleotide microarray.

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    Paula Fernandez

    Full Text Available Oligonucleotide-based microarrays with accurate gene coverage represent a key strategy for transcriptional studies in orphan species such as sunflower, H. annuus L., which lacks full genome sequences. The goal of this study was the development and functional annotation of a comprehensive sunflower unigene collection and the design and validation of a custom sunflower oligonucleotide-based microarray. A large scale EST (>130,000 ESTs curation, assembly and sequence annotation was performed using Blast2GO (www.blast2go.de. The EST assembly comprises 41,013 putative transcripts (12,924 contigs and 28,089 singletons. The resulting Sunflower Unigen Resource (SUR version 1.0 was used to design an oligonucleotide-based Agilent microarray for cultivated sunflower. This microarray includes a total of 42,326 features: 1,417 Agilent controls, 74 control probes for sunflower replicated 10 times (740 controls and 40,169 different non-control probes. Microarray performance was validated using a model experiment examining the induction of senescence by water deficit. Pre-processing and differential expression analysis of Agilent microarrays was performed using the Bioconductor limma package. The analyses based on p-values calculated by eBayes (p<0.01 allowed the detection of 558 differentially expressed genes between water stress and control conditions; from these, ten genes were further validated by qPCR. Over-represented ontologies were identified using FatiScan in the Babelomics suite. This work generated a curated and trustable sunflower unigene collection, and a custom, validated sunflower oligonucleotide-based microarray using Agilent technology. Both the curated unigene collection and the validated oligonucleotide microarray provide key resources for sunflower genome analysis, transcriptional studies, and molecular breeding for crop improvement.

  9. STUDY ON EXTRACTION PROCESS OF SUNFLOWER (HELIANTHUS ANNUUS L. DRY WASTES USING DIFFERENT SOLVENTS

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    Olga Morarescu

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available The content of known tetra- and pentacyclic diterpenoids in extracts of sunfl ower (Helianthus annuus L. dry wastes has been studied using different solvents for extraction. It was established that the largest extracted quantity of ent-kaur-16-en-19-oic acid is obtained when ethanol and diethyl ether are used for extraction of the plant material.

  10. STUDY ON EXTRACTION PROCESS OF SUNFLOWER (HELIANTHUS ANNUUS L.) DRY WASTES USING DIFFERENT SOLVENTS

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    Olga Morarescu; Marina Grinco; Ion Dragalin; Veaceslav Kulciţki; Nicon Ungur

    2013-01-01

    The content of known tetra- and pentacyclic diterpenoids in extracts of sunfl ower (Helianthus annuus L.) dry wastes has been studied using different solvents for extraction. It was established that the largest extracted quantity of ent-kaur-16-en-19-oic acid is obtained when ethanol and diethyl ether are used for extraction of the plant material.

  11. Spectral reflectance as an indicator of foliar concentrations of arsenic in common sunflower (Helianthus annuus)

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    Gandy, Yuridia Patricia Peralta De

    Studies were conducted to investigate the use of spectral reflectance by foliage of common sunflower as a potential indicator of arsenic contamination of soil. Germination method was developed for sunflower seeds, and cohorts of sunflower seedlings in hydroponic tanks were established. The cohorts were exposed to 0 ppm, 5 ppm, 7.5 ppm, and 10 ppm treatments of As (V) and reflectance measurements of foliage were collected using a spectroradiometer during two experiments. Results demonstrated the feasibility of using spectral reflectance by foliage of common sunflower as a potential indicator of arsenic contamination. In both experiments, arsenic concentrations in leaf tissues were directly proportional to arsenic concentrations in hydroponic solutions in which such plants were grown. Although the effect(s) of arsenic accumulation had minimal impact on reflectance of visible wavelengths, the effects on NIR reflectance were substantial and resulted in a progressive decrease in reflectance as arsenic concentrations in foliage increased.

  12. A short-cycle sunflower line derived from intergeneric hybridization Helianthus x Verbesina

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    Vassilevska-Ivanova Roumiana

    2005-01-01

    A new sunflower (H. annuus) introgression line HA-VERB, selected for its considerable earliness of blooming. Is described In this paper. The line has been developed after intergeneric hybridization between cultivated sunflower H. annuus L. and Verbesina encelioldes (Cav) B. & H. var. exauriculata Rob. & Greenm. Plants are polycephalic (multiple branched), with reduced plant height. The agronomic and morphological characteristics of the line HA-VERB are reported. The developmen...

  13. Correlation between heterosis and genetic distance based on SSR markers in sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.)

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    Gvodzenović Sandra; Panković-Saftić Dejana; Jocić Siniša; Radić Velimir

    2009-01-01

    The objective of this study was to determine the correlation between SSR based genetic distance (GD) of new NS sunflower inbred lines and heterosis for six agronomic traits. Twenty three sunflower inbred lines (20 restorer lines and three female lines used as testers) and their hybrids were examined for plant height, head diameter, thousand seed mass, oil content, seed yield per plant and oil yield per plant. Significant heterosis was observed in hybrid combinations for all examined traits ex...

  14. Accumulation of radioiodine from aqueous solution by hydroponically cultivated sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.)

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    Soudek, Petr; Tykva, Richard; Vaňková, Radomíra; Vaněk, Tomáš

    2006-01-01

    Roč. 57, č. 3 (2006), s. 220-225. ISSN 0098-8472 R&D Projects: GA MŠk(CZ) 1P05OC042 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z40550506; CEZ:AV0Z50380511 Keywords : radiophytoremediation * Helianthus annuus * radioiodine Subject RIV: DK - Soil Contamination ; De-contamination incl. Pesticides Impact factor: 1.820, year: 2006

  15. Responses of sunflower (Helianthus annuus) to S application and evaluation of the sulphur status of soils

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    Pot culture studies showed that dry matter yield and S uptake by sunflower increased significantly due to the application of S and the differences in the yield and S removed per pot by sunflower due to soils were also significant. Critical S content in sunflower at pre-bloom stage was found to be 0.24%. 'A' values calculated for sulphur significantly correlated with its uptake, whereas CaCl2 (0.15%) extractable S with dry matter yield and S uptake, by plants receiving no S. Sulphur content of plant grown without added S and 'A' value of S also correlated significantly. Critical levels for 'A' value of S and CaCl2 extractable S were found to be 30 and 19 ppm, respectively. (auth.)

  16. Sunflowers.

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    Gray, Joni

    2001-01-01

    Presents five suggestions for using sunflowers to teach elementary students. The ideas include: setting up an exploration table and keeping journals about the plant; taking sunflower measurements and making predictions; reading "Camille and the Sunflowers"; creating sunflower still-lifes; and doing sunflower seed math. A list of sunflower…

  17. Components of phenotypic variability for head diameter in sunflower - Helianthus annuus L.

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    Hladni Nada; Škorić Dragan; Kraljević-Balalić Marija

    2003-01-01

    Sunflower is the main crop species for the production of edible oil in many countries of the world, including ours. Plant height and head size, form and position on the stem as well as the number of leaves, their size, duration and distribution on the plant all play an important role in defining optimal plant architecture in sunflower hybrids (Škorić, 1975, 1989, 2002). In order to monitor the mode of inheritance and gene effects for head diameter in the F1 and F2 generations, half diallel cr...

  18. CHARACTER ASSOCIATION AND PATH ANALYSIS FOR YIELD AND YIELD ATTRIBUTES IN SUNFLOWER (HELIANTHUS ANNUUS L.

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    Full Text Available Character association and path analysis between yield and its contributing traits were studied in 71 genotypes (15 parents, 54 hybrids and two checks of sunflower. Analysis of variance revealed that existence of significant differences among genotypes for all the characters studied. Seed yield was significant positively correlated with number of filled seeds per head, head diameter, hundredseed weight, seed filling per cent and plant height. Path coefficient analysis indicated that highest direct effects on seed yield were observed in the traits, number of filled seeds per head and hundred seed weight and hence emphasis can belaid out on these traits during selection for further improvement in seed yield in sunflower.

  19. Effects of applied herbicides on crop productivity and on weed infestation in different growth stages of sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.)

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    Simić M.; Dragičević V.; Knežević S.; Radosavljević M.; Dolijanović Ž.; Filipović M.

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    The level of weed infestation directly affects the intensity of competitive relationship between sunflower crops and weeds. The greatest damage is caused by annual, broad-leaf and invasive weeds, such as Ambrosia artemisiifolia L., Xanthium strumarium L. and Datura stramonium L. Suppression of these weeds is difficult because of deficiency of adequate herbicides and because in years with dry springs, such as in 2009, the use of herbicides gives no results. ...

  20. Mapping the quantitative trait loci (QTL) controlling seed morphology in sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.)

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    This paper reports the results of analyzing the quantitative trait loci (QTL) underlying sunflower seed morphological traits in a segregating population derived from an oilseed by confection cross. A linkage map containing 165 target region amplification polymorphism (TRAP) and 44 simple sequence re...

  1. Rhizopus oryzae associated with Melanagromyza splendida and stem disease of sunflowers (Helianthus annuus) in California

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    In September 2012, a female parental line in a Yolo, CA in sunflower seed-production field began displaying external stem symptoms that could not be attributed to any known disease. Symptoms appeared to be associated with tunneling caused by an un-identified insect. Stems were collected and Rhizopu...

  2. Quality assessment and yield of sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) grown at multiple locations in Mississippi

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    The hypothesis of this work was that sunflower could be grown as a cash crop in Mississippi and N and cultivar would alter oil yield, content, and composition. This study investigated the effect of N (0, 67, 134, and 202 kg ha-1), cultivar (DKF3875, DKF2990, DKF3510 and DKF3901) and their interactio...

  3. Molecular and physiological responses of sunflower (helianthus annuus l.) to pgpr and sa under salt stress

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    This paper presents the efficacy of PGPR (Azospirillum and Pseudomonas) and its modulation by salicylic acid. Two hybrids of sunflower (Hysun and Parsun) were inoculated with Azospirillum spp. and Pseudomonas spp. prior to sowing. Salt stress (20 dSm-1) was applied 28 d after sowing followed by foliar spray of salicylic acid (100 micro M) after 4 h of salt treatment. Azospirillum and Pseudomonas inoculation alone and in combination with salicylic acid alleviated the effects of salt stress on both the sunflower hybrids. The salt tolerance in these treatments was mediated by an increase in relative water content, carotenoids, proline, ABA, induction of new polypeptide bands and yield of sunflower hybrids. In response to salt stress four new polypeptide bands were synthesized in both Hysun, whereas, a group of six polypeptide bands were observed in Parsun. Application of salicylic acid alone and in combination with Azospirillum found to induce four new polypeptide bands in Hysun and Parsun. It is inferred that synthesis of new proteins in response to the combined application of salicylic acid and Azospirillum under salt stress, may play an important role as stress proteins in tolerance of sunflower hybrids to salt stress. (author)

  4. Mutation breeding in sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) for disease resistance and oil content

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    Genetic variability for resistance to Alternaria disease (Alternaria helianthi) can be induced in cultivated sunflower by radiations or chemical mutagens. The objectives of this study were to develop sunflower germplasm resistant to Alternaria with good oil content. In the first experiment, sunflower seeds of the genotype HA BR 104 were irradiated with 150 and 165 Gy of gamma rays. Seeds were sown in the field at the EMBRAPA Soja experimental station, in Londrina, PR and M1 plants were harvested in bulk. M2, M3 and M4 plants were screened for disease resistance, under natural infection in the field. Self-pollinated plants and open pollinated plants from the 150 Gy and 165 Gy populations with no or mild disease symptoms were selected. Regrettably, all the selections proved susceptible in M4 and were discarded. In the second experiment, sunflower seeds of the genotypes HA 300 and HA BR 104, were treated with ethyl methanesulfonate (EMS) at 0.015 M and the M1 and selected M2 and M3 were grown and screened at the above Station. From the EMS treatment 300 M3 plants were recovered. Their agronomic characteristics, oil content, disease resistance and combining ability are under evaluation in the offspring. (author)

  5. Intervarietal differences in response of sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) to different mutagenic treatments

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    For much of the past century, mutagenesis has gained popularity in plant genetics research as a means of inducing novel genetic variation. Induced mutations have been applied for the past 40 years to produce mutant cultivars in sunflower by changing plant characteristics that significantly increase plant yield and quality. The present study was focused on generating baseline data to elucidate the role of genotypic differences in the response of sunflower to induced mutagenesis with the aim of expanding the applicability of the use of induced mutant stocks in the genetic improvement of the crop and in its functional genomics. The strategy adopted was to estimate the optimal treatment conditions (doses of mutagens) through relating the extent of damage in seedling progeny to the exposure levels of the initiating propagules to mutagens. Seeds of fifteen elite sunflower genotypes of commonly used as breeding stocks and grown on commercial scales were treated with a range of mutagens: gamma rays (γ rays); fast neutrons and with ethyle-methane-sulphonate (EMS) at different treatment doses. The three mutagenic agents affected seedling height, reducing it with increasing dosage. Based on the mutagen damage on seedling height, the 50% and 30% damage indices (D50 and D30, respectively) were estimated for the 15 sunflower genotypes for the three mutagens. The D50 (D30) values for the sunflower lines ranged from 120 to 325Gy (5 to 207Gy) for gamma irradiation; 9 to 21Gy (0.1 to 10Gy) for fast neutrons and 0.69 to 1.55% (0.01 to 0.68%) concentration of EMS. (author)

  6. Intervarietal Differences in Response of Sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) to Different Mutagenic Treatments

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    For much of the past century, mutagenesis has gained popularity in plant genetics research as a means of inducing novel genetic variation. Induced mutations have been applied for the past 40 years to produce mutant cultivars in sunflower by changing plant characteristics that significantly increase plant yield and quality. The present study was focused on generating baseline data to elucidate the role of genotypic differences in the response of sunflower to induced mutagenesis with the aim of expanding the applicability of the use of induced mutant stocks in the genetic improvement of the crop and in its functional genomics. The strategy adopted was to estimate the optimal treatment conditions (doses of mutagens) through relating the extent of damage in seedling progeny to the exposure levels of the initiating propagules to mutagens. Seeds of 15 elite sunflower genotypes commonly used as breeding stocks and grown on commercial scales were treated with a range of mutagens: Gamma-rays (γ rays); fast neutrons and with ethyle-methane-sulphonate (EMS) at different treatment doses. The three mutagenic agents affected seedling height, reducing it with increasing dosage. Based on the mutagen damage on seedling height, the 50% and 30% damage indices (D50 and D30, respectively) were estimated for the 15 sunflower genotypes for the three mutagens. The D50 (D30) values for the sunflower lines ranged from 120 to 325Gy (5 to 207Gy) for gamma irradiation; 9 to 21Gy (0.1 to 10Gy) for fast neutrons and 0.69 to 1.55% (0.01 to 0.68%) concentration of EMS. (author)

  7. Ammonium improves iron nutrition by decreasing leaf apoplastic pH of sunflower plants (Helianthus annuus L. cv. Frankasol)

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    ZOU Chunqin; ZHANG Fusuo

    2003-01-01

    The effect of nitrogen form on pH and concentration of soluble iron (Fe) in leaf apoplast was investigated in hydrophonically grown sunflower plants (Helianthus annuus L. cv. Frankasol), and the mechanism underlying the improved Fe nutrition by ammonium (NH4) supply was also elucidated. Ammonium supply ameliorated Fe nutrition of plants grown without Fe through decreasing apoplastic pH and increasing soluble Fe concentration in apoplastic fluid of young leaves. The soluble Fe concentration in apoplastic fluid and cell sap of young leaves, and xylem exudates of NH4 fed-plants was higher than that of nitrate (NO3) fed-plants, and no typical Fe-deficiency chlorosis in young leaves was observed in NH4 fed plant without Fe supply. The apoplastic pH was 6.15 and 5.94 in young leaves of Fe-deficient plants fed respectively with NO3 and NH4, while in Fe-sufficient plants, the apoplastic pH was 6.43 with NO3, and 5.50 with NH4 supply. In primary leaves, the apoplastic pH was around 6.25 irrespective of nitrogen form and Fe supply. The pH of xylem exudate was 5.72 in Fe-deficient plants fed with NO3 and 5.49 with NH4. Iron nutrition increased the pH of xylem exudate by 0.27 and 0.16 unit under NO3 and NH4 supply respectively.

  8. A study on correlation and path analysis for seed yield and yield components in sunflower [Helianthus annuus (L.

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    M.M.Pandya, P.B.Patel, A.V. Narwade

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    Full Text Available Correlation and path coefficient analysis was carried out in 40 genotypes of sunflower [Helianthus annuus (L.]. Association analysis between seed yield per plant and other 14 characters revealed that seed yield per plant showed highly significant and positive correlation with head diameter, number of seeds per capitula, number of filled seeds per capitula and 100 seed weight at both genotypic and phenotypic levels. These seed yield per plant also possessed positive association with days to maturity, stem diameter, number of leaves per plant, leaf area at flowering, plant height, oil content and vacant inner diameter. The characters days to 50 per cent flowering, days to initiation of flower and number of unfilled seeds per capitula exhibited negative correlation with seed yield per plant. Path analysis indicated that days to 50 per cent flowering had highest positive direct effect on seed yield per plant followed by number of leaves per plant. The character days to initiation of flower exhibited high negative direct effects.

  9. Translatome profiling in dormant and nondormant sunflower (Helianthus annuus) seeds highlights post-transcriptional regulation of germination.

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    Layat, Elodie; Leymarie, Juliette; El-Maarouf-Bouteau, Hayat; Caius, José; Langlade, Nicolas; Bailly, Christophe

    2014-12-01

    Seed dormancy, which blocks germination in apparently favourable conditions, is a key regulatory control point of plant population establishment. As germination requires de novo translation, its regulation by dormancy is likely to be related to the association of individual transcripts to polysomes. Here, the polysome-associated mRNAs, that is, the translatome, were fractionated and characterized with microarrays in dormant and nondormant sunflower (Helianthus annuus) embryos during their imbibition at 10°C, a temperature preventing germination of dormant embryos. Profiling of mRNAs in polysomal complexes revealed that the translatome differs between germinating and nongerminating embryos. Association of transcripts with polysomes reached a maximum after 15 h of imbibition; at this time-point 194 polysome-associated transcripts were specifically found in nondormant embryos and 47 in dormant embryos only. The proteins corresponding to the polysomal mRNAs in nondormant embryos appeared to be very pertinent for germination and were involved mainly in transport, regulation of transcription or cell wall modifications. This work demonstrates that seed germination results from a timely regulated and selective recruitment of mRNAs to polysomes, thus opening novel fields of investigation for the understanding of this developmental process. PMID:25157915

  10. Genetic variability, heritability and genetic advance for yield and yield components in sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.).

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    S.M. Fida Hassan1, *Muhammad Shahid Iqbal 2, Ghulam Rabbani1, Naeem-ud-Din1and Ghulam Shabbir

    2012-01-01

    Ten genotypes of sunflower were evaluated in the field following a randomized complete block design with three replications forplant height, stem diameter at base, inter nodal length, head diameter, number of whorls per head, achene weight per head, 100achene weight, achene oil and protein contents. Highly significant differences were observed for all the characters in allgenotypes. Characters like plant height, oil contents, protein contents and achene weight per head showed high heritabilit...

  11. Intergeneric hybrid between cultivated sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) and Tithonia rotundifolia (Mill) Blake

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    Reyes-Valdes Humberto M.; Gomez-Martinez Martha; Martinez Octavio; Hernandez Godinez Fernando

    2005-01-01

    In this paper we describe an intergeneric hybrid between H. annuus (HA 89) and T. rotundifolia obtained by normal pollination of a male-sterile cultivated sunflower. The hybrid had a combination of morphological traits from both parents: it was unbranched and exhibited male-sterility. The plain did not produce viable achene's when pollinated with HA 89. UNA fingerprinting through the AFLP methodology exhibited 240 polymorphisms and confirmed the hybrid nature of the experimental ...

  12. Molecular Evolution of Candidate Genes for Crop-Related Traits in Sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.)

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    Mandel, Jennifer R.; McAssey, Edward V.; Nambeesan, Savithri; García-Navarro, Elena; Burke, John M.

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    Evolutionary analyses aimed at detecting the molecular signature of selection during crop domestication and/or improvement can be used to identify genes or genomic regions of likely agronomic importance. Here, we describe the DNA sequence-based characterization of a pool of candidate genes for crop-related traits in sunflower. These genes, which were identified based on homology to genes of known effect in other study systems, were initially sequenced from a panel of improved lines. All genes...

  13. Defoliation Effects on Sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) Seed Yield and Oil Quality

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    Sabri ERBAŞ; Hasan BAYDAR

    2007-01-01

    The objective of the present study was to determine the influence of artificial defoliation on sunflower seed yield, oil content, and fatty acid composition. The research was carried out at Süleyman Demirel University, Isparta, Turkey, during 2002 and 2003. Six defoliation levels [0 (control), 5, 10, 15, 20 and 25 leaves per plant] were applied at the preflowering stage from bottom to top leaves. The results demonstrate a close relationship between yield reduction and the defoliation levels. ...

  14. CHARACTER ASSOCIATION AND PATH ANALYSIS FOR YIELD AND YIELD ATTRIBUTES IN SUNFLOWER (HELIANTHUS ANNUUS L.)

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    V.Venkanna; D.Lokanadha Reddy; V.Thirumala Rao; B. Sathish Chandra; N.Lingaiah

    2014-01-01

    Character association and path analysis between yield and its contributing traits were studied in 71 genotypes (15 parents, 54 hybrids and two checks) of sunflower. Analysis of variance revealed that existence of significant differences among genotypes for all the characters studied. Seed yield was significant positively correlated with number of filled seeds per head, head diameter, hundredseed weight, seed filling per cent and plant height. Path coefficient analysis indicated that highest d...

  15. In vitro and in vivo water stress in sunflower, Helianthus annuus L

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    Turhan H.; Baser I.

    2004-01-01

    In this research, we investigated the response of sunflower cultivars to drought stress under both in vitro and in vivo conditions. Murashige and Skoog basal medium supplemented with a range of polyethylene glycol (PEG 1000) concentrations was used for in vitro drought screening. Results from both in vitro and in vitro experiments showed that plant growth decreased with increasing PEG concentrations. In addition, there were differences between the cultivars in terms of their response to droug...

  16. Combining ability analysis for agronomic traits in sunflower (Helianthus annuus L)

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    Ortis L.; Nestares G.; Frutos E.; Machado N

    2005-01-01

    The general and specific combining abilities among 20 cytoplasmic male sterile inbred lines and four testers were estimated in order to study the potential of these materials in a sunflower (Helianthns annuus L) breeding program. Test cross progenies were evaluated in three environments. Plant height, days to 50% flowering, 1000-kernel weight, seed oil content and grain yield were evaluated. Seed oil content, plant height and 1000-kernel weight presented the largest proportional con tri but i...

  17. Yield Performance of Sunflower (Helianthus Annus L.) Genotypes of Selfing and Outcrossing

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    Sunflower is a predominantly outbreeding species and depends on insect pollinators such as bees to effect pollination. Yield performance of seven genotypes of sunflower was studied on selfing and outcrossing. The seven genotypes comprised of three open pollinated varieties-Rekord, Kenya Fedha and Kenya Shaba while the hybrids comprised of S400, a single cross hybrid and 3 3-way cross hybrids 7353,7369 and H8998. On selfing and outcrossing the yield of genotypes 7353 and 7369 were not significantly (P>0.05) different. The hybrid 7353 ranked the highest in the yield on selfing and open pollination. All the hybrids, except 8998, outyielded the open pollinated varieties significantly (p < 0.01) on selfing. The hybrids had the highest autogamy of 79% whereas the open pollinated varieties had autogamy of 45%. Spearman's rank correlation for autogamy and yield on selfing was significant (p<0.05). This study indicated that some genotypes yielded highly even in the absence of pollinators and selection for selfcompatibility and its application in sunflower production was feasible

  18. Genetic analysis of agro-morphological traits in promising hybrids of sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.

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    Maryam GOLABADI

    2015-11-01

    Full Text Available The main objective underlying sunflower breeding programs is to develop high-yielding productive F1 hybrid cultivars. This study was conducted to investigate the genetic control of some agro-morphological traits of new sunflower F1 hybrids. For this purpose, fourteen inbred lines of sunflower were crossed with three male sterile inbred lines. Their hybrids (14 hybrids were then evaluated against three control cultivars. The data thus obtained were analyzed using the nested model (North Carolina Design І as a completely randomized block design (CRBD with four replications. Analysis of variance showed that the hybrids were significantly different in all the traits studied, except for head and stem diameters. From among the hybrids evaluated, Cms19 × Rn1-81 was found to have the highest seed yield and oil content. Cluster analysis classified the hybrids into four different groups. Genetic analysis showed that days to maturity, seed weight, and oil content (% were under the additive gene action. Breeding strategies based on selection could be suggested for the improvement of these traits. Head angle, head diameter, seed yield, and oil yield were under the dominance gene action; breeding based on hybridization methods is, therefore, proposed for these traits. Finally, both additive and dominance gene actions were observed to play important roles in the genetic control of plant height and stem diameter.

  19. Morpho-physiological characterization of sunflower genotypes (helianthus annuus l.) under saline condition

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    Investigations on characterization of sunflower genotypes under different salinity (NaCl) levels were carried out at Saline Agriculture Research Centre, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad. Seeds of three sunflower genotypes (SF-187, S-287 and HYSUN-33) were sown in lysimeter and three salinity levels (control, 9 and 12 dS m-1) were developed by using NaCl salt. Results revealed that salinity stress drastically affected the morphological, physiological and chemical attributes of all sunflower genotypes under all levels of salinity. Studies further exhibited that Hysun-33 was found leading genotype at high level of salinity (12 dS m-1) by showing less reduction in all plant growth attributes i.e. plant height (46.58%), plant biomass (83.20), SPAD value (21.68%), flower diameter (41.80%), flower weight (78%), relative increase in plant height per day (13%), relative growth rate (53.33), Ca+2 (8%) concentration and K+/Na+ (65.60%), relative to percent of control treatment. The results of our experiment clearly indicated that HYSUN-33 can perform well followed by SF-187 and genotype S-287 is sensitive to salinity. (author)

  20. Correlation between heterosis and genetic distance based on SSR markers in sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.

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    Gvodzenović Sandra

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available The objective of this study was to determine the correlation between SSR based genetic distance (GD of new NS sunflower inbred lines and heterosis for six agronomic traits. Twenty three sunflower inbred lines (20 restorer lines and three female lines used as testers and their hybrids were examined for plant height, head diameter, thousand seed mass, oil content, seed yield per plant and oil yield per plant. Significant heterosis was observed in hybrid combinations for all examined traits except oil content. Genetic distance between pairs of tested sunflower inbred lines ranged from 0.13 to 0.8. There was no significant positive correlation between genetic distance and mid- and better-parent heterosis, specific combining ability and mean value in any of the examined traits for all 60 hybrids. A highly significant negative correlation was found between GD and mean oil percentage (r=-0.33 p<0.01. Although GD was generally a poor predictor of heterosis, better results are obtained if hybrid combinations for each tester and each trait are analyzed separately.

  1. Isolation of Bioactive Compounds from Sunflower Leaves (Helianthus annuus L.) Extracted with Supercritical Carbon Dioxide.

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    El Marsni, Zouhir; Torres, Ascension; Varela, Rosa M; Molinillo, José M G; Casas, Lourdes; Mantell, Casimiro; Martinez de la Ossa, Enrique J; Macias, Francisco A

    2015-07-22

    The work described herein is a continuation of our initial studies on the supercritical fluid extraction (SFE) with CO2 of bioactive substances from Helianthus annuus L. var. Arianna. The selected SFE extract showed high activity in the wheat coleoptile bioassay, in Petri dish phytotoxicity bioassays, and in the hydroponic culture of tomato seeds. Chromatographic fractionations of the extracts and a spectroscopic analysis of the isolated compounds showed 52 substances belonging to 10 different chemical classes, which were mainly sesquiterpene lactones, diterpenes, and flavonoids. Heliannuol M (31), helivypolides K and L (36, 37), and helieudesmanolide B (38) are described for the first time in the literature. Metabolites have been tested in the etiolated wheat coleoptile bioassay with good results in a noteworthy effect on germination. The most active compounds were also tested on tomato seeds, heliannuol A (30) and leptocarpin (45) being the most active, with values similar to those of the commercial herbicide. PMID:26151222

  2. Effect of Irrigation with Contaminated Water by Cloth Detergent on Seed Germination Traits and Early Growth of Sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.)

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    Hassan HEIDARI

    2013-01-01

    One of the sources for irrigation is sewage. Contaminated water may affect seed germination and plant growth. A laboratory experiment and a pot experiment were conducted in 2012 to determine the effect of different doses of detergent on seed germination traits and early growth of sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.). The experiments included eight doses of cloth detergent (0, 0.00002, 0.0002, 0.002, 0.02, 0.2, 2, 20 g/L). Results showed that 20 and 2 g/L of detergent severely reduced seed germin...

  3. Effect of copper on the dynamics of the increment of plant dry mass and on some physiological processes in sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.)

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    U. Wojcieska; Wolska, E.; M. Ruszkowska

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    Experiments were undertaken in order to establish the influence of copper on the growth and yield of plants. Sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) was grown in pots with peat enriched with mineral elements with the excluding of Cu. Copper was applied immediately after plant germination in doses of 0, 5 and 125 mg Cu per pot. In the form of CuSO4. During the vegetation period the following determinations were made: (a) dynamics of the increase of plant dry matter and of the assimilative surface, (b...

  4. Genetic variability and heritability for resistance to black stem (Phoma macdonaldii) in sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.)

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    Black stem, caused by Phoma macdonaldii, is one of the most important diseases of sunflower in many Countries. In order to study the genetic control of the disease, seeds of the inbred line AS-613 were exposed to 75 Grays of gamma rays and M1 and M2 plants were self-pollinated to obtain the M3 generation. Among M3 mutants, M3-8, a relatively resistant line to black stem, was crossed with AS-613. Seeds from this cross were grown and F1 plants were self-pollinated to produce F2 seeds from which the F3 generation was produced. Eighty-eight F3 families and two parents were used to determine the genetic variability of partial resistance to black stem in sunflower. Twelve-day-old seedlings were inoculated at the junction of the cotyledon petiole and hypocotyl with 20 micronl of pycniospore suspension. Seven days after inoculation, both cotyledon petioles of the seedling were scored according to the percentage of petiole area exhibiting symptoms (necrosis). Significant difference in resistance between the two parents, M3-8 and AS-613, indicates that mutagenesis can be considered as important tool to produce genetic variation for resistance to Phoma in sunflower. Results showed that F3 families included extreme genotypes with a relatively high resistance rate compared with the parents. Ten percent of F3 families showed a resistance rate higher than the one of the best parent, indicating transgressive segregation for resistance to black stem among families. The percentage of heritability was 69.6, which indicates that progeny selection for resistance to the disease is possible

  5. Chemical composition of open pollinated and hybrid population of sunflower (helianthus annuus l.)

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    Sunflower is the world fourth most important sources of edible oil. A lot of work has been done for varietal improvement through conventional breeding in Pakistan. Sunflower is the cash crop and is easily adapted to many region of Pakistan, genetic and agronomical improvement was needed so that economically valuable crop could be harvested. In the present work, 16 cultivars (open pollinated population 'OPP' and hybrid population 'HP' eight each) of sunflower was evaluated. The study was aimed at evaluating the mineral composition, estimation of moisture contents, measuring electrical conductivity and 100 seeds weight. The mineral composition was fractionated though Atomic Absorption Spectrometer, which indicate that Zn +2 was 8.54 and 9.35%; Cu/sup +2/ 0.5 and 0.02%; Mn/sup +2/ 3.48 and 9.72%; Co/sup +2/ 18.67 and 16.81%; Mg/sup +2/ 68.27 and 83.53%; Fe/sup +3/ 4.32 and 4.35% were estimated in HP and OPP respectively. Similarly, moisture contents 6.26 and 6.78%, and 1000-seeds weight 510.8 and 598 g were calculated in the HP and OPP respectively. In comparative picture the mineral concentration, moisture contents and 100 seeds weight in open pollinated population were high as compared to hybrid. A total of 11.7 % genetic diversity was observed in mineral composition of both the populations. The EC was high in HP ranging from 70. 85-137.8, while comparatively low in OPP ranged 46.81 - 120.18. (author)

  6. Genetic variability and correlation studies in some drought-resistant sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) genotypes

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    Boris Yankov; Nurettin Tahsin

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    Five sunflower hybrids (Albena, Super Start, Zora, Santafe and San Luka) and their parental lines (2607, 1234, 1607, 147 R, RW-666, RF-673 and 19R) were tested on a block design in four replication in the course of two years. The highest phenotypic and genotypic coefficients of variation were recorded for seed yield per plant followed by the number of seeds per plant and 1000 seed weight, while the lowest value was observed at 50% flowering. The heritability coefficients in a broad sense were...

  7. Standardization of best management practices for yield maximization in sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.)

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    Ullasa M.Y.; Sheshadri T.; Geetha K.N.; Shankaralingappa B.C.

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    A field experiment was conducted to standardize the best management practices for higher yields in sunflower at ZARS, UAS, GKVK, Bengaluru during kharif 2011. The results revealed that application of FYM @ 5 t/ha along with 133 percent RDF (120: 120: 80 kg N: P2O5: K2O/ha) at higher plant population level (P3-74074 plants/ha) recorded higher seed yield (2478 kg/ha) which was statistically at par with 100% RDF with same level of FYM and plant population (246...

  8. Effects of broadcast and side-banded fertilizer on yield and other plant characters of sunflower (helianthus annus l.) under barani (rainfed) condition

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    Field experiments were inducted to compare differing proportions of phosphorus and of broadcasting and side banding Nitrogen and Phosphorus fertilizer on sunflower (Helianthus annus L) C.V. NK 212 during Kharif and Rabi season of 1987 and 1988 at National Agricultural Research Centre, Islamabad. Nitrogen and Phosphorus were applied at the rate 90 kg and 60 kg P/sub 2/O/sub 5//ha. Split application of fertilizer in equal doses side banded and broadcast at the time of planting resulted in the highest seed yield and in the largest head diameter of sunflower in both Spring seasons (1987 and 1988) as well as in the 1987 Kharif season. A significant increase in the 1000-seed was observed with split applications during the spring crop of both growing seasons. Plant height was not increased by split applications, with lowest heights to be associated with most side banding of fertilizers. (author)

  9. Uptake of NO, NO 2 and O 3 by sunflower ( Helianthus annuus L.) and tobacco plants ( Nicotiana tabacum L.): dependence on stomatal conductivity

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    Neubert, A.; Kley, D.; Wildt, J.; Segschneider, H. J.; Förstel, H.

    The uptake of NO, NO 2 and O 3 by sunflowers ( Helianthus annuus L. var. giganteus) and tobacco plants ( Nicotiana tabacum L. var. Bel W3), using concentrations representative for moderately polluted air, has been determined by gas exchange experiments. Conductivities for these trace gases were measured at different light fluxes ranging from 820 μEm -2s -1 to darkness. The conductivities to water vapor and the trace gases are highly correlated. It is concluded that the uptake of NO, NO 2 and O 3 by sunflowers and tobacco plants is linearly dependent on stomatal opening. While the uptake of NO is limited by the mesophyll resistance, the uptake of NO 2 is only by diffusion through the stomata. Loss processes by deposition to the leaf surfaces are more pronounced for O 3 than for NO and NO 2.

  10. Effect of Irrigation with Contaminated Water by Cloth Detergent on Seed Germination Traits and Early Growth of Sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.

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    Hassan HEIDARI

    2013-02-01

    Full Text Available One of the sources for irrigation is sewage. Contaminated water may affect seed germination and plant growth. A laboratory experiment and a pot experiment were conducted in 2012 to determine the effect of different doses of detergent on seed germination traits and early growth of sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.. The experiments included eight doses of cloth detergent (0, 0.00002, 0.0002, 0.002, 0.02, 0.2, 2, 20 g/L. Results showed that 20 and 2 g/L of detergent severely reduced seed germination, plant height, leaf number per plant, total biomass and stem weight. 20 g/L of detergent reduced shoot length, root length, seedling weight and seed vigor. Seed germination stage was more sensitive to contaminated water than early growth stage. The results demonstrated that irrigating sunflower by contaminated water with household cleaning products at high concentration should be avoided.

  11. Evaluation of proteome alterations induced by cadmium stress in sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) cultures.

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    Lopes Júnior, Cícero Alves; Barbosa, Herbert de Sousa; Moretto Galazzi, Rodrigo; Ferreira Koolen, Hector Henrique; Gozzo, Fábio Cesar; Arruda, Marco Aurélio Zezzi

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    The present study evaluates, at a proteomic level, changes in protein abundance in sunflower leaves in the absence or presence (at 50 or 700mg) of cadmium (as CdCl2). At the end of the cultivation period (45 days), proteins are extracted from leaves with phenol, separated by two-dimensional difference gel electrophoresis (2-D DIGE), and excised from the gels. The differential protein abundances (for proteins differing by more than 1.8 fold, which corresponds to 90% variation) are characterized using nESI-LC-MS/MS. The protein content decreases by approximately 41% in plants treated with 700mg Cd compared with control plants. By comparing all groups of plants evaluated in this study (Control vs. Cd-lower, Control vs. Cd-higher and Cd-lower vs. Cd-higher), 39 proteins are found differential and 18 accurately identified; the control vs. Cd-higher treatment is that presenting the most differential proteins. From identified proteins, those involved in energy and disease/defense (including stress), are the ribulose bisphosphate carboxylase large chain, transketolase, and heat shock proteins are the most differential abundant proteins. Thus, at the present study, photosynthesis is the main process affected by Cd in sunflowers, although these plants are highly tolerant to Cd. PMID:26004357

  12. Genetic control of some morphological mutants in sunflower [Helianthus annuus L.

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    Inheritance study of induced mutants is an important tool in genetic and breeding programs. Sunflower is one of the most important oil crops for which mutant collection is meager. Seeds of sunflower line AS-613 were irradiated with gamma rays and mutant phenotypes were traced until M4 generation. In M5 generation, the following traits were studied: dwarfing, branching, leaf shape, albinism, rosette, lack of apex and alternative leaves. In most cases, the mutated characters were controlled by a single recessive gene, while in two cases they were controlled by two recessive genes. In M5 progenies, segregation for two albino, one alternative leaves, one dwarfism, 5 branching, one rosette, 2 lacks of apex and 5 leaf shape mutants was recorded. Amongst five cases of branching, one was controlled by two recessive genes, where at least one homozygote recessive locus was necessary for branching. In one case, the lack of apex was controlled by two recessive genes and even only one dominant allele could provoke the normal plant

  13. Narrow plant spacing and nitrogen application enhances sunflower (helianthus annuus l.) productivity

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    Appropriate nitrogen application and optimum plant population ensure economic crop yield. For assessing the response of sunflower hybridHysun-33 to different plant populations, i.e. 83,333, 66,666 and 55,555 plants ha/sup -1/ at different N rates of 90, 120 and 150 kg ha/sup -1/, a field experiment was undertaken using RCBD in split plot arrangement with three replications at Agronomic Research Area, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad. Results demonstrated that each successive N dose increased the crop biomass, yield and its components although sunflower oil contents were negatively affected. Maximum plant growth and achene yield (3115.4 kg ha/sup -1/) were observed at 83, 333 plants ha/sup -1/. Conflictingly days to flowering (64.5), achene formation (73.73), physiological maturity (95.98), head diameter (19.16 cm), thousand achene weight (43.53 g) and number of achenes per head (1138.8) were maximum in 55,555 plants ha/sup -1/. Application of 150 kg N ha/sup -1/ in 83,333 plants ha/sup -1/ plant population was found to be best treatment to attain maximum achene yield. (author)

  14. Combined ability analysis for seed proteins, oil content and fatty acids composition in sunflower (helianthus annuus L.)

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    Genetically diverse sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) inbred lines comprising six cytoplasmic male sterile (CMS) and six fertility restorer (R) lines were crossed in a line x tester mating design to obtain 36 F hybrids. Parental lines and F hybrids exhibited mean values for seed total proteins, oil content and fatty acids composition. Among parental lines, CMS-64, CMS-53, CMS-H55-2-2-1 and CMS-53 were the best general combiners for seed total proteins, oil content, oleic and linoleic acid, respectively. Among males, C-206-R, SF-187R, RHA-295 and RHA-854 were the potential parents exhibiting desirable GCA for seed total proteins, oil content, oleic and linoleic acids, respectively. Among the F hybrids, highest specific combining ability (SCA) estimates were exhibited by CMS-NDMTC x RHA-295 (3.837) for seed total proteins whereas for oil content, the hybrid CMS-53 x SF-187R exhibited the highest SCA (11.317). F /sub 1/ hybrid, CMS-NDMTC x RHA-295 (13.936) for oleic acid while CMS-53 x RHA-295 (17.986) hybrid for linoleic acid were the potential genotypes by exhibiting the maximum positive SCA values of 13.936 and 17.986, respectively. The variances due to SCA for all the quality characters were higher than GCA variances, showing non-additive type of gene action controlling the characters. Non-additive type of gene action can be utilized for varietal improvement through heterosis breeding. The lines x testers were the major contributors in inheritance of all characters studied. (author)

  15. PATH COEFFICIENT ANALYSIS OF SEVERAL COMPONENTS OIL YIELD IN SUNFLOWER (HELIANTHUS ANNUUS L.

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    2006-06-01

    Full Text Available The objective of investigation was to analyse oil yield components and their relations by simple coefficient correlations as well as direct and indirect effects to oil yield by path analysis. Twenty-four sunflower hybrids were included in the investigation and their seven traits (plant height, head diameter, 1000 seed weight, hec- tolitar mass, grain yield, oil content and oil yield. Very strong positive correlation was estimated between grain yield and oil yield, strong positive correlation between hectolitar mass and oil yield, and middle corre- lation among oil yield and: 1000 seed weight, plaint height and oil content. There was no correlation between grain yields and oil content. Grain yield showed the strongest effect to oil yield. Oil content had lower effect to oil yield. Other traits showed no significant effect to oil yield, and their effect to oil yield was covered by indirect effect of grain yield.

  16. Feasibility of low gamma irradiation dosage to improve yield of sunflower (Helianthus Annuus L.)

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    Sunflower seeds, SH-22 variety, were irradiated by 5-40 Gy gamma ray doses from a 137Cs gamma ray source using a dose rate of 9 Gy/min. They were then planted seven days after irradiation and compared with unirradiated control, in a complete randomized block design with four replicates in each three seasons (1989-1991). The data showed that the irradiation doses increased seed yield during the three seasons. The average increase ranged from 3.8 to 20.1% over that of unirradiated control. Practical applications performed in different fields (1989-1991), using gamma-unit POC-1, also showed increase in seed yield. Doses of 7.5 and 10 Gy increased the yield by 25.2 and 18.2% under irrigation condition, and by 13.6 and 16.6 in unirrigated fields respectively. (author)

  17. Utilization of phosphate from different phosphorus carriers by sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.)

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    Greenhouse study carried out on sandy loam, alluvial soil (Typic, Ustochrept) to evaluate the efficiency of P utilization from different P carriers, viz. single superphosphate (SSP), amended SSP, di ammonium phosphate (DAP), ammonium polyphosphate (APP, 12-54-0) and urea nitric phosphate (UNP, 19-19-0) by sunflower revealed that per cent P derived from fertilizer (percent Pdff) increased significantly from 30.8 to 48.1, while percent P utilization declined significantly from 18.4 to 14.7 as a result of successive increase in the levels of P from 12.5 ppm to 37.5 ppm P2O5/ha. Among the fertilizer sources, DAP+sodium silicate and urea nitric phosphate both being comparable in performance in terms of fertilizer P uptake and percent P utilization proved the best treatment followed by DAP, APP, amended forms of SSP and SSP alone. (author). 11 refs., 1 tab

  18. Greenhouse gas emissions and plant characteristics from soil cultivated with sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) and amended with organic or inorganic fertilizers

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    Agricultural application of wastewater sludge has become the most widespread method of disposal, but the environmental effects on soil, air, and crops must be considered. The effect of wastewater sludge or urea on sunflower's (Helianthus annuus L.) growth and yield, the soil properties, and the resulting CO2 and N2O emissions are still unknown. The objectives of this study were to investigate: i) the effect on soil properties of organic or inorganic fertilizer added to agricultural soil cultivated with sunflower, ii) how urea or wastewater sludge increases CO2 and N2O emissions from agricultural soil over short time periods, and iii) the effect on plant characteristics and yield of urea or wastewater sludge added to agricultural soil cultivated with sunflower. The sunflower was fertilized with wastewater sludge or urea or grown in unamended soil under greenhouse conditions while plant and soil characteristics, yield, and greenhouse gas emissions were monitored. Sludge and urea modified some soil characteristics at the onset of the experiment and during the first two months but not thereafter. Some plant characteristics were improved by sludge. Urea and sludge treatments increased the yield at similar rates, while sludge-amended soil significantly increased N2O emissions but not CO2 emissions compared to the other amended or unamended soils. This implies that wastewater sludge increased the biomass and/or the yield; however, from a holistic point of view, using wastewater sludge as fertilizer should be viewed with concern.

  19. Repetitive DNA and Plant Domestication: Variation in Copy Number and Proximity to Genes of LTR-Retrotransposons among Wild and Cultivated Sunflower (Helianthus annuus) Genotypes.

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    Mascagni, Flavia; Barghini, Elena; Giordani, Tommaso; Rieseberg, Loren H; Cavallini, Andrea; Natali, Lucia

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    The sunflower (Helianthus annuus) genome contains a very large proportion of transposable elements, especially long terminal repeat retrotransposons. However, knowledge on the retrotransposon-related variability within this species is still limited. We used next-generation sequencing (NGS) technologies to perform a quantitative and qualitative survey of intraspecific variation of the retrotransposon fraction of the genome across 15 genotypes--7 wild accessions and 8 cultivars--of H. annuus. By mapping the Illumina reads of the 15 genotypes onto a library of sunflower long terminal repeat retrotransposons, we observed considerable variability in redundancy among genotypes, at both superfamily and family levels. In another analysis, we mapped Illumina paired reads to two sets of sequences, that is, long terminal repeat retrotransposons and protein-encoding sequences, and evaluated the extent of retrotransposon proximity to genes in the sunflower genome by counting the number of paired reads in which one read mapped to a retrotransposon and the other to a gene. Large variability among genotypes was also ascertained for retrotransposon proximity to genes. Both long terminal repeat retrotransposon redundancy and proximity to genes varied among retrotransposon families and also between cultivated and wild genotypes. Such differences are discussed in relation to the possible role of long terminal repeat retrotransposons in the domestication of sunflower. PMID:26608057

  20. Effect of different levels of foliar application of potassium on hysun-33 and ausigold-4 sunflower (helianthus annuus l.) cultivars under salt stress

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    A hydroponic study was conducted to see the growth response of two cultivars of sunflower (Hysun-33 and Ausigold-4) to K+ nutrition under salt stress during the growing season 2011, at National Agriculture Research Centre, Islamabad, Pakistan. Nursery of Helianthus annuus was raised in sand and ten-day old seedlings per hole were transplanted in each pot having four holes per pot lid. Half strength Hoagland's nutrient solution was filled in each pot. After the establishment of seedlings, salt stress (6 dS/m) was developed artificially. The treatments were, control, 2 and 4 % K + as K/sub 2/SO/sub 4/ foliar applications. Salt present in the growing medium caused a significant (P<0.00l), reduction in fresh and dry weights of sunflower. Salt stress suppresses the K uptake from pot. Application of varying levels of K/sub 2/SO/sub 4/ improved the fresh and dry weights of sunflower under both control and saline conditions. However, the highest increase in fresh and dry weight of control and stressed plants was observed when 2% K was applied. Further increase in the level of K application did not improve fresh and dry weights of salt stress and unstressed plants. The growth medium salts reduced sunflower growth. (author)

  1. Carbon conversion efficiency and central metabolic fluxes in developing sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) embryos.

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    Alonso, Ana P; Goffman, Fernando D; Ohlrogge, John B; Shachar-Hill, Yair

    2007-10-01

    The efficiency with which developing sunflower embryos convert substrates into seed storage reserves was determined by labeling embryos with [U-(14)C6]glucose or [U-(14)C5]glutamine and measuring their conversion to CO2, oil, protein and other biomass compounds. The average carbon conversion efficiency was 50%, which contrasts with a value of over 80% previously observed in Brassica napus embryos (Goffman et al., 2005), in which light and the RuBisCO bypass pathway allow more efficient conversion of hexose to oil. Labeling levels after incubating sunflower embryos with [U-(14)C4]malate indicated that some carbon from malate enters the plastidic compartment and contributes to oil synthesis. To test this and to map the underlying pattern of metabolic fluxes, separate experiments were carried out in which embryos were labeled to isotopic steady state using [1-(13)C1]glucose, [2-(13)C1]glucose, or [U-(13)C5]glutamine. The resultant labeling in sugars, starch, fatty acids and amino acids was analyzed by NMR and GC-MS. The fluxes through intermediary metabolism were then quantified by computer-aided modeling. The resulting flux map accounted well for the labeling data, was in good agreement with the observed carbon efficiency, and was further validated by testing for agreement with gas exchange measurements. The map shows that the influx of malate into oil is low and that flux through futile cycles (wasting ATP) is low, which contrasts with the high rates previously determined for growing root tips and heterotrophic cell cultures. PMID:17683473

  2. Potential of sunflower (helianthus annuus L.) for phytoremediation of nickle (Ni) and lead (Pb) contaminated water

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    Heavy metals are contaminants of much environmental apprehension, as they are hazardous to human being and other biota. Buildup of heavy metals in crop plants is of great concern due to the probability of food contamination through the soil-root interface. For this purpose, a hydroponic study was conducted to evaluate the efficacy of sunflower plant to phytoremediate Pb and Ni contaminated water in the absence and presence of synthetic chelator. Results showed that application of Ni and Pb reduced the dry weights of shoot and root (up to 55.1 and 38.3%; 50.5 and 33.6%), shoot and root length (up to 64.5 and 58.1%; 64.1 and 55.8%), chlorophyll content (up to 63.8 and 54.4%), and photosynthetic activity (up to 66.1 and 62.7%), respectively with EDTA as compared to control. While, maximum concentration of Ni and Pb in shoot and root (up to 18.43 and 20.73 mg kg/sup -1/; 12.82 and 18.67 mg kg/sup -1/), total accumulation (up to 55.82 and 72.28 mg kg/sup -1/), and proline content (up to 128.2 and 98.3%) were recorded in the presence of EDTA respectively as compared to control. Generally, it was observed that concentration and total accumulation of Pb was more than Ni in sunflower plant. The study concludes that the use of synthetic chelator increased the uptake and translocation of heavy metals in plant biomass that could enhance the phytoremediation of Ni and Pb from contaminated water. (author)

  3. Development of short duration and high yielding indigenous sunflower (helianthus annuus L.) hybrids

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    Thirty-eight sunflower hybrids were evaluated for eight agronomic characters under field conditions at the National Agricultural Research Centre (NARC), Islamabad, during the Spring 2012. Significance for various characters alongwith better mean performance for yield indicated the diverse nature of hybrids and selection of better hybrids. In general, genotypic correlations were higher than the corresponding phenotypic correlations that revealed the genetic contribution for the associated response. Days to flower initiation, completion and maturity had positive and highly significant genotypic and phenotypic correlations with plant height. Head diameter had highly significant and genotypic positive association with the plant height. Similarly, oil contents were also significantly and positively associated with the plant height. Hundred seed weight had positive but non-significant association with the head diameter and the seed yield at both levels, which are an indicator of association among the associated traits that by improving head size and seed weight, the seed yield can be increased significantly. Seed yield had negative correlation with oil contents and suggested to break it either through conventional or novel breeding techniques to breed high yielding hybrids with maximum oil contents. The highest indirect positive effect was observed via days to flower initiation, followed by plant height, days to maturity, head diameter and oil contents, hence these characters may be given more emphasis while selecting high yielding sunflower hybrids. Cluster diagram based on Euclidean dissimilarity revealed five clusters at 25% linkage distance; cluster-I consisted of 9 genotypes, cluster-II 7, cluster-III 9 genotypes, cluster-IV 5 and cluster-V had 8 hybrids. Most of the locally developed hybrids fall under cluster-III and cluster V. The scattered diagram and cluster pattern were in coordination and the grouping was mainly attributed toward agronomic performance

  4. Development and utilisation of genetic variability through induced mutagenesis in sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.)

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    Sunflower is one of the important oilseed crop ranking 4th in India after groundnut, rapeseed-mustard, and soybean. Genetic improvement through induced mutagenesis could pave the way to develop desirable varieties/hybrids for higher seed and oil yields, better nutrition, and environmental stresses. Studies on mutation breeding at Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), Mumbai, India, were initiated with the objective of isolation of black seed coat mutant from zebra stripped seedcoat variety 'Surya' whose yield potential is equivalent to hybrids. Besides 7 black seed coat mutants, large number of morphological mutants was isolated. Prominent among them are fasciation mutation with 125 leaves against 30-35 in parent and extreme dwarf mutant with 11cm plant height against 180cm of parent. Both the mutations are controlled by single recessive gene each. One of dwarf mutant of 'Surya' grows 90cm with sturdy stem. This is being exploited to develop dwarf hybrid/varieties. Besides, variations in number, shape, and size of ray florets were also isolated. In seed coat color black, white, and brown coloured mutations were isolated. Black seed coat mutants were exploited to develop high yielding variety. Sib mating of 7 black seed coat mutants resulted into the development of various high yielding genotypes. Seed yield of one of the black seed coat mutant genotype TAS 82 (1348 Kg/ha) was superior by 17.42%, 12.05% and 53.53% over checks PKVSF9 (1148Kg/ha), Surya (1203 Kg/ha) and Morden (878 Kg/ha) respectively. Oil yield was also found superior over check varieties. Other morphological characters of TAS 82 were similar to parent variety 'Surya'. Besides, TAS 82 was found relatively tolerant to sunflower necrosis disease (SND) and tolerant to low rainfall conditions. Based on these superior characters, TAS 82 was identified for release in the state of Maharashtra and notified by Government of India. (author)

  5. Physico-chemical attributes of seed oil from drought stressed sunflower (Helianthus annuus L. plants

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    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available The effects of water deficit conditions on the qualitative and quantitative characteristics of sunflower seed and seed oils were assessed. Two sunflower cultivars (Gulshan-98 and Suncross were sown in the field. The water stress treatment was applied at the vegetative or the reproductive stage. Analysis of the sunflower seed showed that the oil content decreased (a decline of 10.52% relative to the control significantly (p ≤ 0.05 due to water stress when imposed at either of the growth stages. Both of the sunflower cultivars studied showed differential responses to water stress with respect to oil oleic and linoleic acid contents. A significant negative correlation in oil oleic and linoleic acid was observed in cv. Gulshan-98 under water deficit conditions as compared to Suncross in which no such effect of water stress on oleic and linoleic acid was observed. Water deficit conditions caused a reduction in linolenic acid in Gulshan-98, whereas it remained unaffected in Suncross. The stearic acid content increased in cv. Gulshan-98 due to drought, whereas no effect due to water stress was observed on oil palmitic acid content in either sunflower cultivar. Overall, oil unsaturated fatty acids remained unchanged in the drought stressed or normally irrigated plants of both cultivars but saturated fatty acid increased in Gulshan-98. Individual (α, γ, and δ and total tocopherol contents in the seed oil increased significantly with the application of water stress in both cultivars. An assessment of the physical and chemical characteristics of the oils of both sunflower cultivars revealed that drought stress caused a marked increase in the content of un-saponifiable matter (18.75% with respect to the control and a decrease in iodine value (5.87% with respect to the control, but saponifcation value, density, specific gravity and refractive index remained unchanged.El efecto de las condiciones de déficit de agua sobre las caracter

  6. Sunflower (Helianthus annuus) pollination in California's Central Valley is limited by native bee nest site location.

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    Sardiñas, Hillary S; Tom, Kathleen; Ponisio, Lauren Catherine; Rominger, Andrew; Kremen, Claire

    2016-03-01

    The delivery of ecosystem services by mobile organisms depends on the distribution of those organisms, which is, in turn, affected by resources at local and landscape scales. Pollinator-dependent crops rely on mobile animals like bees for crop production, and the spatial relationship between floral resources and nest location for these central-place foragers influences the delivery of pollination services. Current models that map pollination coverage in agricultural regions utilize landscape-level estimates of floral availability and nesting incidence inferred from expert opinion, rather than direct assessments. Foraging distance is often derived from proxies of bee body size, rather than direct measurements of foraging that account for behavioral responses to floral resource type and distribution. The lack of direct measurements of nesting incidence and foraging distances may lead to inaccurate mapping of pollination services. We examined the role of local-scale floral resource presence from hedgerow plantings on nest incidence of ground-nesting bees in field margins and within monoculture, conventionally managed sunflower fields in California's Central Valley. We tracked bee movement into fields using fluorescent powder. We then used these data to simulate the distribution of pollination services within a crop field. Contrary to expert opinion, we found that ground-nesting native bees nested both in fields and edges, though nesting rates declined with distance into field. Further, we detected no effect of field-margin floral enhancements on nesting. We found evidence of an exponential decay rate of bee movement into fields, indicating that foraging predominantly occurred in less than 1% of medium-sized bees' predicted typical foraging range. Although we found native bees nesting within agricultural fields, their restricted foraging movements likely centralize pollination near nest sites. Our data thus predict a heterogeneous distribution of pollination services

  7. In vitro mutagenesis for Alternaria resistance in sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.)

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    An attempt was made to find out the possibility of inducing variability for Alternaria leaf spot resistance in sunflower variety Morden through in vitro mutagenesis. The explant of Morden variety was subjected to callus induction. The callus was treated with appropriate chemical mutagen viz., EMS with concentration of 0.1%,0.2% and 0.3% and also with Alternaria toxin/culture filtrate concentration of 0.5%, 1.0%, 1.5%, 2.0% and 2.5%. The resistant calli would be regenerated. Virulent Alternaria helianthi sunflower pathotype toxin was used. In the present study, between the two auxins, NAA was observed as a potent auxin in enhancing the embryogenic callus induction (48.0 %). An enhanced callusing (82.1%) was observed in MS + B5 vitamins medium supplemented with NAA (1.5 mg/l) and BAP (1.0 mg/l). A week old embryogenic calli from MS + B5 vitamin + NAA (1.5 mg/l + BAP (1.0 mg/l), when cultured in BAP (1, 1.5 and 2.0 mg/l) containing MS + B5 vitamins medium showed greening response. Embryogenic calli turned greening / greening and browning when BAP was replaced by kinetin (1, 1.5 and 2.00 mg/l) containing MS + B5 vitamins. When Alternaria toxin was inoculated browning and blackening response of callus was observed irrespective of media composition and % concentration of EMS. In concluding, the mutated embryogenic calli with greening response when cultured with different concentration of Alternaria toxin for the combinations MS + B5 1.0 mg/l, MS + B5 + Kn 1.0 mg/l and MS + B5 1.0 mg/l + Kn 1.0 mg/l with 0.1% concentration of EMS produce no callus regeneration. This might be due to the fact that mutated embryogenic calli did not produce any virulent genetic modification for Alternaria resistance. (author)

  8. The effects of gamma rays and genotypes on sunflower organogenesis traits [Helianthus annuus L.

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    Seeds of two inbred lines (AS613 and AS616) and their hybrid were irradiated with seven gamma rays doses (5, 15, 25, 35, 45, 55 and 65 Grays). Organogenesis traits were studied for all irradiated seeds as well as non irradiated ones used as control. The experiment was designed as a randomized complete block with three replications. Each replication consisted of 16 Petri dishes with four explants per gamma rays dose and per genotype. The regeneration ability of genotypes and the effects of gamma rays on regeneration were scored by assessing the percentage of explants forming shoots (ES/100E), the average number of shoots per explant shooting (S/ES) and the average number of shoots per explant plated (S/E). Genetic variability was observed among the three genotypes for all studied traits. The effect of irradiation and the interaction between genotype and irradiation were also significant for all the studied traits. Heterosis, when the hybrid was compared with the mean of the two parents, was significant for the different gamma rays doses in all traits except for 15 and 55 Grays, which were not significant for the percentage of explants forming shoots (ES/100E). Seed irradiation by 5 and 15 Grays is likely to have a significant effect by increasing the regeneration ability by cotyledon culture in sunflower

  9. Growth and yield response of sunflower (helianthus annuus l.) to sulphur and boron application

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    An experiment was conducted to study the growth and yield response of sunflower to sulphur and boron application. Sulphur (control, 15, 30 kg/ha) and foliar sprays of 1% boron solution (control, spray at 4 week after emergence, 20 days after first spray, at 4 weeks after germination + 20 days after first spray) was applied in soil. The results showed significant increase of all growth and yield parameters by varying levels of sulphur and boron application. Application of 30 kg sulphur/ha enhanced stem diameter (1.99 cm), number of achene per head (765.75) and oil content (36.42%). In case of combined use of sulphur and boron application, maximum plant height (171 cm), head diameter (20.71 cm), 1000-achene weight (54.56 g), biological yield (16.49 t/ha) and achene yield (3.99 t/ha) was recorded by the application of 2 sprays of boron solution (1%) at 4 weeks after germination and reproductive stage. (author)

  10. Physiological and gene expression responses of sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) plants differ according to irrigation placement.

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    Aguado, Ana; Capote, Nieves; Romero, Fernando; Dodd, Ian C; Colmenero-Flores, José M

    2014-10-01

    To investigate effects of soil moisture heterogeneity on plant physiology and gene expression in roots and leaves, three treatments were implemented in sunflower plants growing with roots split between two compartments: a control (C) treatment supplying 100% of plant evapotranspiration, and two treatments receiving 50% of plant evapotranspiration, either evenly distributed to both compartments (deficit irrigation - DI) or unevenly distributed to ensure distinct wet and dry compartments (partial rootzone drying - PRD). Plants receiving the same amount of water responded differently under the two irrigation systems. After 3 days, evapotranspiration was similar in C and DI, but 20% less in PRD, concomitant with decreased leaf water potential (Ψleaf) and increased leaf xylem ABA concentration. Six water-stress responsive genes were highly induced in roots growing in the drying soil compartment of PRD plants, and their expression was best correlated with local soil water content. On the other hand, foliar gene expression differed significantly from that of the root and correlated better with xylem ABA concentration and Ψleaf. While the PRD irrigation strategy triggered stronger physiological and molecular responses, suggesting a more intense and systemic stress reaction due to local dehydration of the dry compartment of PRD plants, the DI strategy resulted in similar water savings without strongly inducing these responses. Correlating physiological and molecular responses in PRD/DI plants may provide insights into the severity and location of water deficits and may enable a better understanding of long-distance signalling mechanisms. PMID:25219304

  11. Nitrogen and phosphorus management strategy for better growth and yield of sunflower (Helianthus annuus L. hybrid

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    Amjed Ali and Ijaz Rasool Noorka

    2013-05-01

    Full Text Available This study conducted during autumn season, 2010 investigated the effect of nitrogen and phosphorus on sunflower hybrid Hysun-33. The experiment was planned in randomized complete block design (factorial arrangement, with three replication, having net plot size of 3 x 7 m. The experiment comprised of 9 treatments, three levels of nitrogen and phosphorus, viz., 85, 135, 185 kg N ha-1, and 50, 75, 85 kg P ha-1. Nitrogen affected all estimated characters significantly, except plant population, while, phosphorus did not show significant effect on plant population and plant height. All other parameters, as leaf area plant-1, head diameter, 1000- achene weight and achene yield were affected significantly by different nitrogen and phosphorus levels. Interactive effects of nitrogen and phosphorus were significant in all these cases. The highest achene’s yield (2584 kg ha-1 was obtained with the application of 135-75 kg NP ha-1as against the lowest (1491kg ha-1 at 85-50 kg NP ha-1.

  12. Development and Utilization of Genetic Variability through Induced Mutagenesis in Sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.)

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    Studies on mutation breeding at Bhabha Atomic Research Center (BARC), Mumbai, India, were initiated with the objective of isolating black seed coat mutant from zebra stripped seed coat variety 'Surya' whose yield potential is equivalent to hybrids. Besides black seed coat mutants, a large number of morphological mutants were isolated. Prominent among them are a fasciation stem mutation and an extreme dwarf mutant, each controlled by a single recessive gene. One of the dwarf mutants had a 90cm plant height with sturdy stem. Furthermore, variations in number, shape, and size of ray florets were also isolated. In seed coat color black, white, and brown colored mutations were isolated. Seed and oil yields of one of the black seed coat mutant genotype TAS82 were superior over three checks. Also, TAS82 was relatively tolerant to sunflower necrosis disease (SND) and tolerant to low rainfall conditions. Based on these superior characters, it was identified for release in the state of Maharashtra and notified by the government of India in 2007. Morphological and biochemical mutations isolated in other laboratories along with genetic control are also mentioned here. (author)

  13. INFLUENCE OF HYBRIDS ON FORMATION OF YIELD-FORMING ELEMENTS OF SUNFLOWER (HELIANTHUS ANNUUS L.

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    Alexandra Veverková

    2012-02-01

    Full Text Available Field polyfactorial trial was carried out on experimental base Center of the Plant Biology and Ecology in Nitra Dolná Malanta in years 2009 – 2010. In the experiment was studied the impact of temperature and precipitation conditions of experimental years 2009 and 2010 on creation of yield – forming elements (number of plants per unit area, number of heads per unit area, average of head, weight of head, WTA – weight of thousand achenes, yield and fat content of sunflower. Within biological material were used hybrids NK Ferti and NK Simfoni. Experimental years 2009 and 2010 were in term of weather conditions very different. From total evaluation of impact of experimental year and biological material on creation and forming of yield - forming elements flows that more favorable was year 2009 for temperatures and precipitation. Higher yields and fat content were found in year 2010. Within the yield – forming creation, quantity and quality was more preferable the hybrid NK Ferti.

  14. Ontogenetic changes in radiation use efficiency of sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) crops

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    Radiation use efficiency (ϵ) values for sunflower were derived using data from periodic determinations of crop aerial or total (aerial + root) biomass and radiation interception in two experiments conducted at Junin and Buenos Aires, Argentina. Analysis showed that three distinct phases, each characterized by a different value of ϵ, could be distinquished. The phases were establishment (0–47 days after emergence (dae)), rapid growth (47 dae-anthesis) and postanthesis (anthesis-physiologcial maturity). The crops had reached the bud-visible stage and intercepted at least 85% of incident radiation by 47 dae. Efficiency values based on aerial biomass were highest during the rapid growth (ϵrg = 2.4 ± 0.22 g/MJ PAR) phase and lower during the establishment (ϵe = 1.01 ± 0.25 g/MJ PAR) and postanthesis (ϵpa = 1.3 ± 0.15 g/MJ PAR) phases. The differences between ϵpa and ϵrg are attributed to the increased respiration load, high synthesis costs of the oil-rich grains and leaf senescence during grain filling. The value of ϵe was less than of ϵrg even when efficiencies were calculated on the basis of total crop biomass (i.e. including root biomass). Hence, ontogenetic changes in partitioning of biomass between the root and aerial organs do not seem to be the cause of the changes in the value of ϵ. No variations in photosynthetic capacity with leaf position could be found, and it is concluded that the most likely reason for the lower values of ϵe lies in saturation of canopy photosynthesis at less than full sunlight while crop cover is incomplete. (author)

  15. Sequence-Based Analysis of Structural Organization and Composition of the Cultivated Sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) Genome

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    Navdeep Gill; Matteo Buti; Nolan Kane; Arnaud Bellec; Nicolas Helmstetter; Hélène Berges; Rieseberg, Loren H.

    2014-01-01

    Sunflower is an important oilseed crop, as well as a model system for evolutionary studies, but its 3.6 gigabase genome has proven difficult to assemble, in part because of the high repeat content of its genome. Here we report on the sequencing, assembly, and analyses of 96 randomly chosen BACs from sunflower to provide additional information on the repeat content of the sunflower genome, assess how repetitive elements in the sunflower genome are organized relative to genes, and compare the g...

  16. Using multivariate analysis for selecting desirable hybrids in sunflower (helianthus annuus l.)

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    Eighteen sunflower hybrids of diverse origin were evaluated for nine agronomic characters under field conditions at NARC, Islamabad. Data were recorded on days to flower initiation and completion and days to maturity were recorded on plot basis while Plant height (cm), Stem girth (mm) and Head diameter (cm) were recorded on 10 randomly selected plants in central two rows. Seed yield per plot in grams (Fresh weight). Seed yield per plot in grams (dry weight), Seed yield per plot on dry weight basis and then converted into kg ha/sup -1/. The objectives were to estimate the genetic parameters, genetic diversity, correlation coefficient and path analysis. The highest seed yield 3409 kg ha/sup -1/ was produced by the hybrid 'FSS 50' followed by FH-385 and Barracuda. All the characters had positive correlations with seed yield and 100 seed weight except head diameter where it was negatively correlated. Oil contents (-0.058) also had negative genotypic correlation. Therefore, it is suggested to break this negative correlation through conventional or novel breeding techniques to breed high yielding hybrids with higher oil contents. Positive direct effect was also observed with days to flower initiation, plant height, head diameter and oil contents on seed yield. Maximum positive direct effect (38.944) was observed with days to flower initiation followed by plant height (11.771). Cluster diagram based on Euclidean dissimilarity revealed 3 clusters at 50% linkage distance. Cluster-I had 9 genotypes, cluster-II had 6 and three in cluster-III had three genotypes. Hybrids in cluster-I had tall plants and were high yielding. Hybrids in cluster-II are desirable for large scale cultivation because plants of these were medium with larger heads, high yielder and late in maturity. These hybrids were also high in oil contents can be more desirable for large scale cultivation on the basis of high oil yield. The hybrids in cluster-III were earlier in maturity, shorter in stature, had

  17. Roles of interspecific hybridization and cytogenetic studies in sunflower breeding

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    The abundance and diversity of species within the genus Helianthus offer numerous and rewarding possibilities to sunflower breeders. All annual species and a large number of perennial species may be crossed to the cultivated sunflower by the conventional hybridization method. On the other side, the divergence and heterogeneity of the genus cause considerable difficulties, such as cross-incompatibility, embryo abortiveness, sterility and reduced fertility in interspecific hybrids. Because of t...

  18. Methods for assessing infestations of sunflower stem weevil (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) in sunflower stems

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    The sunflower stem weevil, Cylindrocopturus adspersus LeConte (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), reduces sunflower, Helianthus annuus L. (Asteraceae), yields by spreading pathogens, damaging vascular tissues, and promoting lodging of sunflower plants. To assess weevil populations for host plant resistanc...

  19. Greenhouse gas emissions and plant characteristics from soil cultivated with sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) and amended with organic or inorganic fertilizers

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    Lopez-Valdez, F., E-mail: flopez2072@yahoo.com [Laboratory of Agricultural Biotechnology, CIBA, IPN, Tepetitla de Lardizabal, C.P. 90700, Tlaxcala (Mexico); Laboratory of Soil Ecology, GIB, Department of Biotechnology and Bioengineering, Cinvestav-Zacatenco, C.P. 07360, D.F. (Mexico); Fernandez-Luqueno, F. [Natural and Energetic Resources, Cinvestav-Saltillo, C.P. 25900, Coahuila (Mexico); Laboratory of Soil Ecology, GIB, Department of Biotechnology and Bioengineering, Cinvestav-Zacatenco, C.P. 07360, D.F. (Mexico); Luna-Suarez, S. [Laboratory of Agricultural Biotechnology, CIBA, IPN, Tepetitla de Lardizabal, C.P. 90700, Tlaxcala (Mexico); Dendooven, L. [Laboratory of Soil Ecology, GIB, Department of Biotechnology and Bioengineering, Cinvestav-Zacatenco, C.P. 07360, D.F. (Mexico)

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    Agricultural application of wastewater sludge has become the most widespread method of disposal, but the environmental effects on soil, air, and crops must be considered. The effect of wastewater sludge or urea on sunflower's (Helianthus annuus L.) growth and yield, the soil properties, and the resulting CO{sub 2} and N{sub 2}O emissions are still unknown. The objectives of this study were to investigate: i) the effect on soil properties of organic or inorganic fertilizer added to agricultural soil cultivated with sunflower, ii) how urea or wastewater sludge increases CO{sub 2} and N{sub 2}O emissions from agricultural soil over short time periods, and iii) the effect on plant characteristics and yield of urea or wastewater sludge added to agricultural soil cultivated with sunflower. The sunflower was fertilized with wastewater sludge or urea or grown in unamended soil under greenhouse conditions while plant and soil characteristics, yield, and greenhouse gas emissions were monitored. Sludge and urea modified some soil characteristics at the onset of the experiment and during the first two months but not thereafter. Some plant characteristics were improved by sludge. Urea and sludge treatments increased the yield at similar rates, while sludge-amended soil significantly increased N{sub 2}O emissions but not CO{sub 2} emissions compared to the other amended or unamended soils. This implies that wastewater sludge increased the biomass and/or the yield; however, from a holistic point of view, using wastewater sludge as fertilizer should be viewed with concern.

  20. Search for Allergens from the Pollen Proteome of Sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.): A Major Sensitizer for Respiratory Allergy Patients

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    Ghosh, Nandini; Sircar, Gaurab; Saha, Bodhisattwa; Pandey, Naren; Gupta Bhattacharya, Swati

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    Background Respiratory allergy triggered by pollen allergens is increasing at an alarming rate worldwide. Sunflower pollen is thought to be an important source of inhalant allergens. Present study aims to identify the prevalence of sunflower pollinosis among the Indian allergic population and characterizes the pollen allergens using immuno-proteomic tools. Methodology Clinico-immunological tests were performed to understand the prevalence of sensitivity towards sunflower pollen among the atop...

  1. Visitantes florales diurnos del girasol (Helianthus annuus, Asterales: Asteraceae) en la Argentina Diurnal floral visitors of sunflower (Helianthus annuus, Asterales: Asteraceae) in Argentina

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    Juan P. Torretta; Diego Medan; Arturo Roig Alsina; Norberto H. Montaldo

    2010-01-01

    El girasol (Helianthus annuus L.) es un importante cultivo oleaginoso en la Argentina. Durante tres campañas agrícolas, se determinaron la diversidad y la abundancia del elenco de los visitantes florales diurnos de capítulos de girasol, en ocho sitios que cubren gran parte del área cultivada en Argentina. Setenta y seis morfo-especies de visitantes florales, pertenecientes a ocho órdenes, fueron capturados sobre capítulos de este cultivo. El principal orden fue Hymenoptera, con 37 especies o ...

  2. Visitantes florales nocturnos del girasol (Helianthus annuus, Asterales: Asteraceae) en la Argentina Nocturnal floral visitors of sunflower (Helianthus annuus, Asterales: Asteraceae) in Argentina

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    Juan P. Torretta; Fernando Navarro; Diego Medan

    2009-01-01

    El girasol (Helianthus annuus) es un cultivo oleaginoso, polinizado por Apis mellifera L. y otras abejas en distintas regiones del mundo. Sin embargo, sus flores también son visitadas por insectos de actividad nocturna. Durante tres campañas agrícolas, se determinó la diversidad de los visitantes nocturnos de capítulos de girasol, en cinco sitios de Argentina. También se estudió el comportamiento de forrajeo de los principales visitantes y la variación de la receptividad estigmática a lo larg...

  3. 向日葵基因工程研究进展%Research Progress on Sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.)Genetic Engineering

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    司立平; 李联社; 吴燕民

    2012-01-01

    Sunflower ( Helianthus annuus L. ) is one of the 4 major oil crops in the world, and has good adaptability, high aridity tolerance and other excellent characteristics. With the effect of global environment and climate changes on agro-ecosystems, the daily increasing usage of sunflower is expanding. The breeding of sunflower is aiming at drought and salt tolerance, insect and disease resistance and superior quality. But these higher breeding objectives are difficult to achieve through conventional breeding method in a short period of time, while the molecular breeding has provided a convenient and practical way to culture and improve new varieties of sunflower. This paper reviewed and summarized the progress made during the past over 20 years in sunflower in vitro regeneration, genetic transformation and transgenic researches. It also analyzed the existing problems in sunflower genetic engineering research, and prospected the development trends of this research.%向日葵作为世界四大主要油料作物之一,具有适应性强、耐贫瘠等优良特性.随着全球环境与气候变化对农业生态系统的影响及向日葵用途的日益扩大,耐旱耐盐、抗虫抗病、提高品质已成为向日葵育种的更高目标,但这些目标通过传统育种难以在短时间内实现,而以现代生物技术为手段的分子育种,为培育和改良向日葵新品种提供了一条便捷和实用的途径.对过去20多年来,向日葵的体外再生、遗传转化、转基因研究等方面的进展进行了全面总结和综述,分析了目前向日葵基因工程研究中存在的问题,就发展前景进行了展望.

  4. Sequence-Based Analysis of Structural Organization and Composition of the Cultivated Sunflower (Helianthus annuus L. Genome

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    Navdeep Gill

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available Sunflower is an important oilseed crop, as well as a model system for evolutionary studies, but its 3.6 gigabase genome has proven difficult to assemble, in part because of the high repeat content of its genome. Here we report on the sequencing, assembly, and analyses of 96 randomly chosen BACs from sunflower to provide additional information on the repeat content of the sunflower genome, assess how repetitive elements in the sunflower genome are organized relative to genes, and compare the genomic distribution of these repeats to that found in other food crops and model species. We also examine the expression of transposable element-related transcripts in EST databases for sunflower to determine the representation of repeats in the transcriptome and to measure their transcriptional activity. Our data confirm previous reports in suggesting that the sunflower genome is >78% repetitive. Sunflower repeats share very little similarity to other plant repeats such as those of Arabidopsis, rice, maize and wheat; overall 28% of repeats are “novel” to sunflower. The repetitive sequences appear to be randomly distributed within the sequenced BACs. Assuming the 96 BACs are representative of the genome as a whole, then approximately 5.2% of the sunflower genome comprises non TE-related genic sequence, with an average gene density of 18kbp/gene. Expression levels of these transposable elements indicate tissue specificity and differential expression in vegetative and reproductive tissues, suggesting that expressed TEs might contribute to sunflower development. The assembled BACs will also be useful for assessing the quality of several different draft assemblies of the sunflower genome and for annotating the reference sequence.

  5. Sunflower (Helianthus annuus L. for production of silage of the entire plant Girassol (Helianthus annuus L. para produção de silagem de planta inteira

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    Mikael Neumann

    2010-02-01

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    The objective of the work was to describe the quantitative and qualitative characteristics referring to sunflower cultive (Helianthus annuus L. with the purpose of silage of the entire plant. The providence of conserved roughages is one strategy that can develop the productives and reproductives index of flocks in period of scarcity food, usually determinant by the low availability of pastures. The advantages of sunflower silage in comparison with the maize and sorghum is in the larger tolerance to drought, lower temperatures in the germination period (until 5 °C, smaller vegetative cycle, favoring more than one cultivation in summer with other culture and desired quality of the ensiled product. The lower content of dry matter (20 - 25% and the high content of ether extract (10 - 18% had been indicated as the main restrictions for sunflower silage, due to higher storage losses. Concerning the chemical composition of sunflower silage, contrasting with the maize, it is usual to meet larger levels of the crude protein (12% versus 9%, ether extract (14% versus 3%, acid detergent fiber (43 versus 32% and lesser levels of neutral detergent fiber (47% versus 56% and dry matter digestibility (49 versus 65%. The sunflower silage must not substitute totally the maize silage in ruminant diet, but it outstands as one forage plant option as source of energy and protein at situations of culture rotation, drought season and in the fall.

    Objetivou-se descrever as características quantitativas e qualitativas referentes à cultura do girassol (Helianthus annuus L., com a finalidade de silagem de planta inteira. O fornecimento de volumosos conservados é uma estratégia que pode incrementar os índices produtivos e reprodutivos de rebanhos. As vantagens da silagem de girassol em comparação a de gramíneas como o milho e sorgo está na maior tolerância ao déficit hídrico, a menores temperaturas na fase de germinação (até 5 °C, menor

  6. Allelopathic Effect of Aqueous Extracts from the Leaves of Peppermint (Mentha × piperita L. on Selected Physiological Processes of Common Sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.

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    Edyta SKRZYPEK

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    Full Text Available In plants cultivation, some species influencing each other in a favorable manner, and others adversely affect the result of the release of physiologically active substances. These substances, called allelopathic compounds are excreted primarily by underground and aboveground plants’ organs or formed during the decomposition of their remains. Allelopathins show the inhibitory or stimulating effects on the processes of seed germination, growth and physiological activity of plants. The aim of the study was to determine the allelopathic effects of aqueous extracts from the peppermint (Mentha × piperita L. leaves at various concentrations (1, 3, 5, 10, 15% on seeds germination and the selected physiological processes of common sunflower (Helianthus annuus L. seedlings. Seeds were germinated and plants were grown under greenhouse conditions for 30 days. Germination of sunflower seeds was reduced and electrolyte leakage from seedlings increased with increasing concentrations of aqueous extracts of the peppermint leaves. Increasing concentrations of aqueous extracts of peppermint also caused decrease of chlorophyll a and an increase of chlorophyll b content. The highest increase of the maximum photochemical efficiency of photosystem II was observed in H. annuus L. treated with 15% peppermint extract in comparison to the lower concentration of extracts and to the control. Non-photochemical and photochemical quenching and vitality index of photosystem II decreased with increasing concentrations of allelopathic substances in peppermint extracts.

  7. Effects of untreated and treated oilfield-produced water on seed germination, seedling development, and biomass production of sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.).

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    da Costa Marques, Mônica Regina; de Souza, Paulo Sérgio Alves; Rigo, Michelle Machado; Cerqueira, Alexandre Andrade; de Paiva, Julieta L; Merçon, Fábio; Perez, Daniel Vidal

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    This study aims to evaluate possible toxic effects of oil and other contaminants from oilfield-produced water from oil exploration and production, on seed germination, and seedling development of sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.). In comparison, as treated by electroflocculation, oilfield-produced water, with lower oil and organic matter content, was also used. Electroflocculation treatment of oilfield-produced water achieved significant removals of chemical oxygen demand (COD) (94 %), oil and grease (O&G) (96 %), color (97 %), and turbidity (99 %). Different O&G, COD, and salt levels of untreated and treated oilfield-produced water did not influence germination process and seedling biomass production. Normal seedlings percentage and vigor tended to decrease more intensely in O&G and COD levels, higher than 337.5 mg L(-1) and 1321 mg O2 L(-1), respectively, using untreated oilfield-produced water. These results indicate that this industrial effluent must be treated, in order to not affect adversely seedling development. This way, electroflocculation treatment appears as an interesting alternative to removing oil and soluble organic matter in excess from oilfield-produced water improving sunflower's seedling development and providing a friendly environmental destination for this wastewater, reducing its potential to harm water resources, soil, and biota. PMID:26059762

  8. A RAPD genetic linkage map of Helianthus argophyllus using a backcross with sunflower (H. annuus L.) QTL for height, earliness, male sterility, oil content and yield components

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    The interest in a genetic map of a wild species such as Helianthus argophyllus lies in using it as a source of genes that can be useful for breeding sunflower (H. annuus L.). Significant progress has been made in improving disease tolerance (Phomopsis) and stress tolerance (drought), and further progress is expected in vigour, mildew resistance, Phomopsis tolerance and drought tolerance. The genes that are of interest for breeding have usually been brought about by backcrossing sunflower on to an interspecific hybrid with inbreeding cycles that favour recombination. It is therefore of great interest to breeders to determine markers that are linked to wild traits in order to assist the introgressive process. We detect significant associations between the markers and the characters in seven of the 11 variables measured. Linkage group 3 is the explanation for 60% of the variation in oil content, and in addition is involved in the 1000 kernel weight. Group 3 is also the reason for 35% of the variation in male fertility and self-fertility, while two other groups are responsible for 30% of the variation. These were considered as likely translocation points, but this still has to be confirmed. 4 refs

  9. Irrigation of Castor Bean (Ricinus communis L. and Sunflower (Helianthus annus L. Plant Species with Municipal Wastewater Effluent: Impacts on Soil Properties and Seed Yield

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    Vasileios A. Tzanakakis

    2011-11-01

    Full Text Available The effects of plant species (castor bean (Ricinus communis L. versus sunflower (Helianthus annus L. and irrigation regime (freshwater versus secondary treated municipal wastewater on soil properties and on seed and biodiesel yield were studied in a three year pot trial. Plant species were irrigated at rates according to their water requirements with either freshwater or wastewater effluent. Pots irrigated with freshwater received commercial fertilizer, containing N, P, and K, applied at the beginning of each irrigation period. The results obtained in this study showed that irrigation with effluent did not result in significant changes in soil pH, soil organic matter (SOM, total kjeldahl nitrogen (TKN, and dehydrogenase activity, whereas soil available P was found to increase in the upper soil layer. Soil salinity varied slightly throughout the experiment in effluent irrigated pots but no change was detected at the end of the experiment compared to the initial value, suggesting sufficient salt leaching. Pots irrigated with effluent had higher soil salinity, P, and dehydrogenase activity but lower SOM and TKN than freshwater irrigated pots. Sunflower showed greater SOM and TKN values than castor bean suggesting differences between plant species in the microorganisms carrying out C and N mineralization in the soil. Plant species irrigated with freshwater achieved higher seed yield compared to those irrigated with effluent probably reflecting the lower level of soil salinity in freshwater irrigated pots. Castor bean achieved greater seed yield than sunflower. Biodiesel production followed the pattern of seed yield. The findings of this study suggest that wastewater effluent can constitute an important source of irrigation water and nutrients for bioenergy crop cultivations with minor adverse impacts on soil properties and seed yield. Plant species play an important role with regard to the changes in soil properties and to the related factors of

  10. Genetic analysis of yield and yield related traits in sunflower (Helianthus annuus L. under well-watered and water-stressed conditions

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    Darvishzadeh Reza

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Drought stress is one of the factors which influence sunflower (Helianthus annuus L. production. Breeding for tolerance to drought stress has become a major focus. In the present investigation, combining ability, gene action and genetic analysis of several characteristics were studied in six pure lines of sunflower and their 15 hybrids. The materials were evaluated in two separate experiments using a randomized complete block design (RCBD with three replications in two states (well-watered and water-stressed under controlled conditions. Comparison of mean values exhibited that under water- stressed condition the average performance of sunflower genotypes were decreased for all studied traits. In well-watered condition the highest value for seed yield per plant (SY was observed in the cross 'LR4´LR25', whereas in water-stressed condition the highest value for this trait was observed in the hybrid 'C104´LR25'. Combining ability analysis revealed that most of agronomical traits such as head diameter, number of achene per head, head weight and seed yield inherited differently in stressed and non-stressed conditions. In water-stressed conditions, the non-additive effects played a more important role for controlling the number of achene per head (NA, seed yield per plant (SY, head diameter (HD, and days from flowering to physiological maturity (DFM than additive. Based on results yield improvement for water-stressed conditions requires selection under drought conditions. In well-watered condition, the cross 'LR4´C10' showed the best SCA value for seed yield per plant (SY. In water-stressed conditions, 'RHA266´C100' had the highest SCA for seed yield per plant (SY and number of achene (NA per head.

  11. Helianthus annuus L. production using organic fertilization with manipueira

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    Thiago Costa Ferreira; José Thyago Aires Souza; Alexandra Leite de Farias; Marcelo Pereira Cruz; Ana Lucia Araújo Cunha; Suenildo Jósemo Costa Oliveira

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    Sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) is an annual plant native to the Americas. Is a grain-producing species with a high oil content, which can be used as a source of biodiesel as well as fodder. The cassava is a liquid derived from the cassava flour production. This organic waste can be used in agriculture due to its high content of nutrients such as, K, N, P, Ca, Mg and S and also avoiding harm the environment. The objective of this study was to evaluate the productivity of sunflower using orga...

  12. Search for Allergens from the Pollen Proteome of Sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.: A Major Sensitizer for Respiratory Allergy Patients.

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    Nandini Ghosh

    Full Text Available Respiratory allergy triggered by pollen allergens is increasing at an alarming rate worldwide. Sunflower pollen is thought to be an important source of inhalant allergens. Present study aims to identify the prevalence of sunflower pollinosis among the Indian allergic population and characterizes the pollen allergens using immuno-proteomic tools.Clinico-immunological tests were performed to understand the prevalence of sensitivity towards sunflower pollen among the atopic population. Sera from selected sunflower positive patients were used as probe to detect the IgE-reactive proteins from the one and two dimensional electrophoretic separated proteome of sunflower pollen. The antigenic nature of the sugar moiety of the glycoallergens was studied by meta-periodate modification of IgE-immunoblot. Finally, these allergens were identified by mass-spectrometry.Prevalence of sunflower pollen sensitization was observed among 21% of the pollen allergic population and associated with elevated level of specific IgE and histamine in the sera of these patients. Immunoscreening of sunflower pollen proteome with patient sera detected seven IgE-reactive proteins with varying molecular weight and pI. Hierarchical clustering of 2D-immunoblot data highlighted three allergens characterized by a more frequent immuno-reactivity and increased levels of IgE antibodies in the sera of susceptible patients. These allergens were considered as the major allergens of sunflower pollen and were found to have their glycan moiety critical for inducing IgE response. Homology driven search of MS/MS data of these IgE-reactive proteins identified seven previously unreported allergens from sunflower pollen. Three major allergenic proteins were identified as two pectate lyases and a cysteine protease.Novelty of the present report is the identification of a panel of seven sunflower pollen allergens for the first time at immuno-biochemical and proteomic level, which substantiated the

  13. Determination of yield and yield components some sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) varieties in Tokat-Kazova conditions

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    Yılmaz, Güngör; Kınay, Ahmet

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    This experiment was conducted during 2013 and 2014 growing seasons in Tokat-Kazova province of Turkey. The purpose of this study is determine of yields and yield components in some sunflower cultivars. In this study was used 14 hybrid (Hornet, LG-5580, Bosfora, Reyna, Oleko, Tarsan-1018, Aitana, Sirena, 2525, Tunca, Paktol, P44646, LG-5400 HO, P-4223) sunflower cultivars. Plant height, head diameter, number of seed in head, 1000 seeds weight, seed yield, oil rates and oil yield were examined....

  14. Genetic Architecture of Leaf Ecophysiological Traits in Helianthus

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    Brouillette, Larry C.; Rosenthal, David M.; Rieseberg, Loren H.; Lexer, Christian; Malmberg, Russell L; Donovan, Lisa A.

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    We investigated quantitative trait loci (QTLs) for several leaf chemistry traits in early-generation hybrids between Helianthus annuus and Helianthus petiolaris, the parental species of the ancient diploid hybrid sunflower species Helianthus anomalus, Helianthus deserticola, and Helianthus paradoxus. We grew individuals of a second-generation backcross (BC2) toward H. petiolaris under optimum conditions in a glasshouse experiment. Trait values were measured once for each individual. In additi...

  15. Impact of municipal wastewaters of Quetta city on some oilseed crops of Pakistan: effects on biomass, physiology and yield of sunflower (helianthus annuus l.)

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    Impact of municipal wastewaters of Quetta city on two cultivars viz., SF-187 and SH-3322 of sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) was assessed during 2005 growth season. Wastewaters effluents were not fit for irrigation purposes due to extremely high mineral contents and heavy metals. In addition, effluents were highly alkaline in nature with much higher EC, BOD, COD, SAR, ESP values. Both cultivars of sunflower were grown in pots and received different effluent concentrations (20%:T1; 40%: T2; 60%: T3; 80%: T2; 100%: T5) for their complete growth period. Control (T1) plants were irrigated with normal tap water. Plants grown in effluents treatments showed stunted growth and development from seedling stage to maturity leading to reduced biomass (50-60%) as compared to the control plants which were lush green with more expanded leaves, fresh and dry weights of shoot and roots. Reduced biomass of treated plants was mainly due to altered physiological process. Stomatal conductance,transpiration rate and photosynthesis rates were reduced by approximately 46%, 58% and 64%, respectively in both the cultivars. Photosynthetic pigments (chlorophyll a and b) were also appreciably reduced in different pollutant treatments compared with control. Reproductive growth of sunflower cultivars was drastically affected by the application of sewage waters. Number of seeds per plant in T5-treated plants was reduced by 53-58%, while seed weight was reduced by 65-69% compared with control. 100-seed weight and harvest index was also reduced significantly from 50-54%, and 29-33% respectively in cultivars SF-187 and SH-3322. Present research work has reported remarkably high reductions in biomass and yield of sunflower plants primarily due to reduced performance of physiological attributes of treated-plants irrigated with deteriorating quality of wastewaters effluents. The results are undoubtedly alarming as the untreated municipal wastewater is being used for irrigation purposes to crops and

  16. Combination effects of UV-B radiation and temperature on sunflower (Helianthus annuus L., cv. Polstar) and maize (Zea mays L., cv. Zenit 2000) seedlings

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    Sunflower (Helianthus annuus L., cv. Polstar) and maize (Zea mays L., cv. Zenit 2000) seedlings were grown for 23 days in climate controlled growth chambers under solar radiation. Using UV-transmitting filters as covers (ozone filter technique) a difference in UV-B irradiance of 20 to 29 % was simulated. This difference corresponds to a decrease in stratospheric ozone of about 12 % based on ambient ozone levels at Lisbon (Portugal). During the experimental season in 1990 the daily course of temperature ranged from Tmin = 13.5 °C at night to Tmax = 28 °C around midday, and in 1991 from Tmin = 17.5 to Tmax = 32 °C simulating an average diurnal temperature increase, which might be expected in the 21st century as a result of the greenhouse effect. Generally, sunflower and maize seedlings grown under Tmax = 32 °C had increased growth parameters compared to seedlings grown under Tmax = 28 °C. In both plant species fresh and dry weight as well as plant size and leaf area were increased as a result of reduced UV-B radiation at Tmax = 28 °C, but, with very few exceptions, not at Tmax = 32 °C. Thus, the increase in temperature by 4 °C mainly compensated the reduced growth caused by increased UV-B radiation. The net photosynthetic rates of sunflower and maize seedlings based on leaf area exhibited higher or similar rates under enhanced UV-B radiation in comparison to the control plants. However, on a plant basis significant UV-B dependent decreases were observed. Increased growing temperature resulted in higher net photosynthetic rates per plant. Neither UV-B nor temperature had an influence on the chlorophyll content per plant. Respiration and transpiration of sunflower and maize plants related to the entire plant did not show any UV-B dependent differences. Increased temperature resulted in higher respiration rates in maize only, whereas transpiration increased in both species. (author)

  17. Agronomic performance and chemical response of sunflower ( Helianthus annuus L.) to some organic nitrogen sources and conventional nitrogen fertilizers under sandy soil conditions

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    Helmy, A. M.; Fawzy Ramadan, M. F.

    2009-07-01

    Sunflower ( Helianthus annuus L.) is an option for oilseed production, particularly in dry land areas due to good root system development. In this study, two field experiments were performed in the El-Khattara region (Sharkia Governorate, Egypt) during the 2005 season. The objective of this research was to determine the effect of organic nitrogen (ON) sources and their combinations as well as to compare the effect of ON and ammonium sulfate (AS) as a conventional fertilizer added individually or in combination on growth, yield components, oil percentage and the uptake of some macro nutrients by sunflowers grown on sandy soil.The treatments of chicken manure (CM) and a mixture of farmyard manure (FYM) with CM were superior to the other treatments and gave the highest yield, dry matter yield, NPK uptake by plants at all growth stages along with seed yield at the mature stage. The effect of the different ON on crop yield and its components may follow the order; CM> palma residues (PR)> FYM. This was more emphasized when the materials were mixed with AS at a ratio of 3:1 and 1:1. The uptake of nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P) and potassium (K) by plants was affected by the addition of different N sources and treatments. The highest nutrient content and uptake by straw were obtained when treated with CM followed by PR at all growth stages, while it was PR followed by CM for seeds. Oil recovery was shown to respond to the N supply and the changes in individual fatty acids were not statistically different. However, it seems that the application of organic fertilizers resulted in an increase in total unsaturated fatty acids compared to the control. (Author) 58 refs.

  18. A GRAS-like gene of sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) alters the gibberellin content and axillary meristem outgrowth in transgenic Arabidopsis plants.

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    Fambrini, M; Mariotti, L; Parlanti, S; Salvini, M; Pugliesi, C

    2015-11-01

    The GRAS proteins belong to a plant transcriptional regulator family that function in the regulation of plant growth and development. Despite their important roles, in sunflower only one GRAS gene (HaDella1) with the DELLA domain has been reported. Here, we provide a functional characterisation of a GRAS-like gene from Helianthus annuus (Ha-GRASL) lacking the DELLA motif. The Ha-GRASL gene contains an intronless open reading frame of 1,743 bp encoding 580 amino acids. Conserved motifs in the GRAS domain are detected, including VHIID, PFYRE, SAW and two LHR motifs. Within the VHII motif, the P-H-N-D-Q-L residues are entirely maintained. Phylogenetic analysis reveals that Ha-GRASL belongs to the SCARECROW LIKE4/7 (SCL4/7) subfamily of the GRAS consensus tree. Accumulation of Ha-GRASL mRNA at the adaxial boundaries from P6/P7 leaf primordia suggests a role of Ha-GRASL in the initiation of median and basal axillary meristems (AMs) of sunflower. When Ha-GRASL is over-expressed in Arabidopsis wild-type plants, the number of lateral bolts increases differently from untransformed plants. However, Ha-GRASL slightly affects the lateral suppressor (las-4-) mutation. Therefore, we hypothesise that Ha-GRASL and LAS are not functionally equivalent. The over-expression of Ha-GRASL reduces metabolic flow of gibberellins (GAs) in Arabidopsis and this modification could be relevant in AM development. Phylogenetic analysis includes LAS and SCL4/7 in the same major clade, suggesting a more recent separation of these genes with respect to other GRAS members. We propose that some features of their ancestor, as well as AM initiation and outgrowth, are partially retained in both LAS and SCL4/7. PMID:26081041

  19. Mapping an Annual Weed with Color-infrared Photography and Image Analysis

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    Silverleaf sunflower (Helianthus argophyllus Torr. and Gray) is an annual weed found on rangelands in south and southeast Texas. Color-infrared aerial photography and computer image analysis techniques were evaluated for detecting and mapping silverleaf sunflower infestations on a south Texas range...

  20. Pl17 is a novel gene independent of known downy mildew resistance genes in the cultivated sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.)

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    Downy mildew (DM), caused by Plasmopara halstedii (Farl.) Berl. et de Toni, is one of the serious sunflower diseases in the world due to its high virulence and the variability of the pathogen. DM resistance in the USDA inbred line, HA 458, has been shown to be effective against all virulent races of...

  1. Mapping the quantitative trait loci (QTL) controlling seed morphology and disk diameter in sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.)

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    Several seed morphological traits, along with disk diameter, differ greatly between oilseed and confection sunflower types, which are bred for different end-use purposes. This paper reports the results of analyzing the quantitative trait loci (QTL) underlying seed morphological traits and disk diam...

  2. Identification and characterization of contrasting sunflower genotypes to early leaf senescence process combining molecular and physiological studies (Helianthus annuus L.).

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    López Gialdi, A I; Moschen, S; Villán, C S; López Fernández, M P; Maldonado, S; Paniego, N; Heinz, R A; Fernandez, P

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    Leaf senescence is a complex mechanism ruled by multiple genetic and environmental variables that affect crop yields. It is the last stage in leaf development, is characterized by an active decline in photosynthetic rate, nutrients recycling and cell death. The aim of this work was to identify contrasting sunflower inbred lines differing in leaf senescence and to deepen the study of this process in sunflower. Ten sunflower genotypes, previously selected by physiological analysis from 150 inbred genotypes, were evaluated under field conditions through physiological, cytological and molecular analysis. The physiological measurement allowed the identification of two contrasting senescence inbred lines, R453 and B481-6, with an increase in yield in the senescence delayed genotype. These findings were confirmed by cytological and molecular analysis using TUNEL, genomic DNA gel electrophoresis, flow sorting and gene expression analysis by qPCR. These results allowed the selection of the two most promising contrasting genotypes, which enables future studies and the identification of new biomarkers associated to early senescence in sunflower. In addition, they allowed the tuning of cytological techniques for a non-model species and its integration with molecular variables. PMID:27457982

  3. SOIL CHEMICAL PROPERTIES AND GROWTH OF SUNFLOWER (HELIANTHUS ANNUUS L. AS AFFECTED BY THE APPLICATION OF ORGANIC FERTILIZERS AND INOCULATION WITH ARBUSCULAR MYCORRHIZAL FUNGI

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    Apolino José Nogueira da Silva

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    Full Text Available The use of organic fertilizers and the inoculation of mycorrhizal fungi in the cultivation of oil crops is essential to reduce production costs and minimize negative impacts on natural resources. A field experiment was conducted in an Argissolo Amarelo (Ultisol with the aim of evaluating the effects of fertilizer application and inoculation of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi on the growth attributes of sunflower (Helianthus annuus L. and on soil chemical properties. The experiment was conducted at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil, using a randomized block design with three replicates in a 4 × 2 factorial arrangement consisting of four treatments in regard to application of organic fertilizer (liquid biofertilizer, cow urine, mineral fertilizer, and unfertilized control and two treatments in regard to arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (with and without mycorrhizal fungi. The results showed that the physiological attributes of relative growth rate and leaf weight ratio were positively influenced by fertilization, compared to the control treatment, likely brought about by the supply of nutrients from the fertilizers applied. The growth and productivity attributes were positively affected by mycorrhization.

  4. Effect of feeding low-fiber fraction of air-classified sunflower (Helianthus annus L.) meal on laying hen productive performance and egg yolk cholesterol.

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    Laudadio, V; Ceci, E; Lastella, N M B; Tufarelli, V

    2014-11-01

    The present study was designed to determine the effect on laying performance and egg quality resulting from total substitution of soybean meal (SBM) with low-fiber sunflower meal (SFM; Helianthus annus L.) meal in diet of hens. ISA Brown layers, 28 wk of age, were randomly allocated to 2 dietary treatments and fed for 10 wk. The hens were kept in a free-range environment and fed 2 wheat middling-based diets consisting of a control diet, which contained SBM (153 g/kg of diet), and a test diet containing low-fiber SFM (160 g/kg of diet) as the main protein source. Each dietary treatment was replicated 4 times. Low-fiber SFM was obtained by a combination of sieving and air classification processes. Feed consumption was recorded daily and egg production was calculated on a hen-day basis; eggs from each group were collected weekly to evaluate egg components and quality. The total substitution of SBM with low-fiber SFM had no adverse effect on growth performance of laying hens. Egg production and none of egg quality traits examined were influenced by dietary treatment, except for yolk color (P hens fed the low-fiber SFM diet. Including low-fiber SFM decreased serum and egg yolk total cholesterol and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol concentrations (P laying hens to improve egg quality and to develop low-cholesterol eggs. PMID:25193258

  5. Effective Population Size, Gene Flow, and Species Status in a Narrow Endemic Sunflower, Helianthus neglectus, Compared to Its Widespread Sister Species, H. petiolaris

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    Loren H. Rieseberg

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    Full Text Available Species delimitation has long been a difficult and controversial process, and different operational criteria often lead to different results. In particular, investigators using phenotypic vs. molecular data to delineate species may recognize different boundaries, especially if morphologically or ecologically differentiated populations have only recently diverged. Here we examine the genetic relationship between the widespread sunflower species Helianthus petiolaris and its narrowly distributed sand dune endemic sister species H. neglectus using sequence data from nine nuclear loci. The two species were initially described as distinct based on a number of minor morphological differences, somewhat different ecological tolerances, and at least one chromosomal rearrangement distinguishing them; but detailed molecular data has not been available until now. We find that, consistent with previous work, H. petiolaris is exceptionally genetically diverse. Surprisingly, H. neglectus harbors very similar levels of genetic diversity (average diversity across loci is actually slightly higher in H. neglectus. It is extremely unlikely that such a geographically restricted species could maintain these levels of genetic variation in isolation. In addition, the two species show very little evidence of any genetic divergence, and estimates of interspecific gene flow are comparable to gene flow estimates among regions within H. petiolaris. These results indicate that H. petiolaris and H. neglectus likely do not represent two distinct, isolated gene pools; H. neglectus is probably more accurately thought of as a geographically restricted, morphologically and ecologically distinct subspecies of H. petiolaris rather than a separate species.

  6. Comparison of MP AES and ICP-MS for analysis of principal and selected trace elements in nitric acid digests of sunflower (Helianthus annuus).

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    Karlsson, Stefan; Sjöberg, Viktor; Ogar, Anna

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    The use of nitrogen as plasma gas for microwave plasma atomic emission spectroscopy (MP AES) is an interesting development in analytical science since the running cost can be significantly reduced in comparison to the inductively coupled argon plasma. Here, we evaluate the performance of the Agilent 4100 MP AES instrument for the analysis of principal metals (Ca, K, Mg, and Na), lithogenic metals (Al, Fe, and Mn) and selected trace metals (As, Ba, Cd, Co, Cr, Cu, Mo, Ni, Pb, V, and Zn) in nitric acid plant digests. The digests were prepared by microwave-assisted dissolution of dry plant material from sunflower (Helianthus annuus) in concentrated nitric acid. Comparisons are made with analysis of the same solutions with ICP-MS (Agilent 7500cx) using the octopole reaction system (ORS) in the collision mode for As, Fe, and V. The limits of detection were usually in the low µg L(-1) range and all principal and lithogenic metals were successfully determined with the MP AES and provided almost identical results with the ICP-MS. The same applies for the selected trace metals except for As, Co and Mo where the concentrations were below the detection limit with the MP AES. For successful analysis we recommend that (i) only atom lines are used, (ii) ionization is minimized (e.g. addition of CsNO3) and (iii) the use of internal standards should be considered to resolve spectral interferences. PMID:25640135

  7. ROLE OF SOME CHEMICAL MATERIALS ON THE PHYTO-EXTRACTION OF HEAVY METALS FROM CONTAMINATED SOILS WITH SUNFLOWER PLANTS (HELIANTHUS ANNUUS)

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    Chelation and complexation of heavy metals were evaluated as practical ways to solubilize, detoxify and enhance heavy metals accumulation by plants. Sunflower (Helianthus annuus) was selected as potential heavy metals accumulator for metals phyto-extraction in two selected soils (clayey and sandy). To enhance metals phyto-extraction, ammonium nitrate and organic chelates such as EDTA and citric acid were added to soils at the rates from 0 to 20 mmol/kg soil as extracting solutions and applied to the soil by mixing thoroughly before planting. Dry matter production and metals concentrations in shoots and roots and soil pH were measured after 60 days.Plant dry matter production and metals accumulation were varied with soil contamination, chelate / organic acid form and rate, and soil type. The highest metals concentration was obtained in plants grown on clayey soil, however, the lowest content was observed in case of sandy soil. Addition of citric acid increased metals accumulation and translocation to the shoots significantly. Addition of 20 mmol/kg of citric acid to clayey soils increased metals concentration in shoots several folds of magnitude, but addition of ammonium nitrate had little effect on metal translocation to shoots. Citric acid was the most effective chelate in plant accumulation of tested metals.

  8. Antimony (SbIII) reduces growth, declines photosynthesis, and modifies leaf tissue anatomy in sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.).

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    Vaculík, Marek; Mrázová, Anna; Lux, Alexander

    2015-12-01

    The role of antimony (Sb)--a non-essential trace metalloid--in physiological processes running in crops is still poorly understood. Present paper describes the effect of Sb tartrate (SbIII) on growth, Sb uptake, photosynthesis, photosynthetic pigments, and leaf tissue organization in young sunflower plants grown in hydroponics. We found that growth of below- and aboveground part was reduced with increasing concentration of Sb in the medium. Although Sb was mostly taken up by sunflower roots and only small part (1-2%) was translocated to the shoots, decline in photosynthesis, transpiration, and decreased content of photosynthetic pigments were observed. This indicates that despite relatively low mobility of Sb in root-shoot system, Sb in shoot noticeably modifies physiological status and reduced plant growth. Additionally, leaf anatomical changes indicated that Sb reduced the size of intercellular spaces and made leaf tissue more compact. PMID:26194244

  9. Patterns of genetic diversity and candidate genes for ecological divergence in a homoploid hybrid sunflower, Helianthus anomalus

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    Sapir,Yuval; MOODY, MICHAEL L.; Brouillette, Larry C.; Donovan, Lisa A.; Rieseberg, Loren H.

    2007-01-01

    Natural hybridization accompanied by a shift in niche preference by hybrid genotypes can lead to hybrid speciation. Natural selection may cause the fixation of advantageous alleles in the ecologically diverged hybrids, and the loci experiencing selection should exhibit a reduction in allelic diversity relative to neutral loci. Here, we analyzed patterns of genetic diversity at 59 microsatellite loci associated with expressed sequence tags (ESTs) in a homoploid hybrid sunflower species, Helian...

  10. Effectiveness Of Different Methods For Screening Of Sunflower (Helianthus Annuus L.) Drought Tolerant Cultıvars

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    GHAFFARI, Mehdi

    2014-01-01

    Effectiveness of index versus multivariate based methods for screening of sunflower genotypes were compared under drought stress in vegetative, flowering and grain filling stages. Field evaluation was carried out as a strip plot design with three replications at Khoy Agricultural and Natural Resources Research Station in Iran. Flowering stage identified as the most sensitive stage to water deficit with 38% reduction in grain yield compared with normal irrigation. Hybrid Farrokh had the highes...

  11. Mode of inheritance and combining ability for plant height and head diameter in sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.)

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    Hladni Nada; Miklič Vladimir; Jocić Siniša; Kraljević-Balalić Marija; Škorić Dragan

    2014-01-01

    The development of sunflower hybrids with high genetic potential for seed and oil yields requires information on the general combining ability (GCA) and specific combining ability (SCA) for plant height and head diameter in the F1 generation. Used in this study were thirteen new divergent cms inbred lines (A), three Rf restorers utilized as testers, and their F1 hybrids. The inbred A-lines, Rf-testers and F1 hybrids differed significantly in the mean values ...

  12. Toxic Effects of Lead on Growth and Some Biochemical and Ionic Parameters of Sunflower (Helianthus annuus L. Seedlings

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    Hamid Noorani Azad

    2011-07-01

    Full Text Available Lead (Pb is one of the non essential and toxic heavy metals which can cause oxidative stress in plants. The effects of Pb(NO32 toxicity on growth and some biochemical parameters of record cultivars of Helianthus annuus L. were studied under hydroponic condition. Different treatments of Pb(NO32 [control (0, 200, 400, 600 and 800 :M] were used in order to consider changes in dry weight, proline and Pb accumulation in roots and shoots; Total chlorophyll, enzyme activity (catalase and peroxidase and K+, Ca2+ amounts of leaves. Compared with the control, Pb treatment caused a significant decrease in roots and shoots dry weight, leaves chlorophyll, catalase activity and K+, Ca2+ amounts. In contrast, a significant increase in proline and Pb accumulation of roots and shoots and peroxidase activity of leaves was observed in Pb treatments.

  13. Abscisic acid, a stress hormone helps in improving water relations and yield of sunflower (helianthus annuus l.) hybrids under drought

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    Genotypic variation in water relations under drought is an important index of studying drought tolerance of crops. Abscisic acid (ABA) application helped in mitigating drought stress by improving water relations and yield. Three sunflower hybrids viz., DK-4040 (tall stature), S-278 (medium stature) and SF-187 (short stature) were subjected to different irrigation and ABA application regimes i.e., four irrigations (25 days after sowing (DAS), at bud initiation, at flower initiation and at achene formation) and with no ABA spray, three irrigations (25 days after sowing, at flower initiation and at achene formation) and with no ABA spray, three irrigations (25 days after sowing, at flower initiation and at achene formation) and with ABA spray at bud initiation, three irrigations (25 days after sowing), at bud initiation and at achene formation) and with no ABA spray, three irrigations (25 days after sowing), at bud initiation and at achene formation) and with ABA spray at flower initiation. The experiment was laid out in randomized complete block design with split plot arrangement and had three replications. Exogenous application of ABA under drought at either stage (bud or flower initiation) was helpful in ameliorating drought stress by improving water relations and yield of sunflower hybrids; however response was better when ABA was applied under drought at bud initiation than at flower initiation stage. Sunflower hybrid DK- 4040 showed better enhancement of drought tolerance by exogenous application of ABA under drought than SF-187 and S-278 because it showed more improvement in water potential, osmotic potential, turgor pressure, relative leaf water contents and achene yield. (author)

  14. EVALUATION OF YEAR WEATHER CONDITIONS AND HYBRIDS IMPACT ON THE SUNFLOWER (HELIANTHUS ANNUUS L. ACHENE YIELD AND FAT CONTENT

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    Ivan Černý

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    Full Text Available The field polyfactorial trials were carried out on experimental fields of the Plant Biology and Ecology Centre, the Faculty of Agrobiology and Food Resources of the Slovak University of Agriculture (SUA in Nitra Dolná Malanta in two experimental years 2010 and 2011. Experimental locality is situated in the corn production area (climatic region: warm; climatic sub-region dry; climatic zone: warm, dry with mild winter and long sunshine, in altitude 250 m above sea level, with brown soil. On the trials was observed the influence of both temperature and moisture conditions of experimental area on sunflower yield of achenes and fat content. Fore crop of sunflower was spring barley (Hordeum vulgare L. Technological system of sunflower cultivation was realized in accordance with conventional technology of cultivation. The basic fertilization was made by balance method on the base of agrochemical analysis of soil for expected yield 3 t ha-1. The meteorological data were got out from agro-meteorological station the Faculty of Horticulture and Land Engineering SUA in Nitra. The results show statistically high significant impact of the year weather conditions on the both achenes yield and fat content. In the range of weather conditions, year 2011 have better impact on the values of both indicators than year 2010. The effect of hybrids on monitored production parameters was statistically high significant. In the year 2010 and 2011, in terms of yield quantity but also fat content had hybrid NK Kondi the most stable production. In 2010 and 2011 were reported negative correlations of fat content from achenes yield except of hybrid NK Tristan, which reach positive addiction in 2010.

  15. The twin-screw extruder, a continuous liquid/solid extractor and separator during sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) biorefinery

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    Evon, Philippe; Labonne, Laurent; Vandenbossche, Virginie; Pontalier, Pierre-Yves; Rigal, Luc

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    Biorefinery of sunflower whole plant can be conducted with water using a nine modules Clextral Evolum HT 53 twin-screw extruder (TSE). Aqueous extraction of oil is an environmentally cleaner alternative technology to solvent extraction. TSE carries out three unit operations: conditioning and grinding, liquid/solid (L/S) extraction and L/S separation. The compressing action by the reverse screws (CF2C) is essential for L/S separation. Positioned in module 9, CF2C screws push part of the mixtur...

  16. Hybridization and the colonization of novel habitats by annual sunflowers

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    Rieseberg, Loren H.; Kim, Seung-Chul; Randell, Rebecca A.; Whitney, Kenneth D; Gross, Briana L.; Lexer, Christian; Clay, Keith

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    Although invasive plant species often have a hybrid ancestry, unambiguous evidence that hybridization has stimulated the evolution of invasive behaviors has been difficult to come by. Here, we briefly review how hybridization might contribute to the colonization of novel habitats, range expansions, and invasiveness and then describe work on hybrid sunflowers that forges a direct link between hybridization and ecological divergence. We first discuss the invasion of Texas by the common sunflowe...

  17. Efficacy of honeybees (Apis mellifera on the production of sunflower (Helianthus annus L. seeds in the Sudan

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    Osman Abd Elmhmoud Altayeb

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available Study was conducted to test the efficacy of the honeybees in the production of sunflower seeds. This experiment was conducted in Complete Randomized Block Design in the cropping season of 2011- 2012 at Sinnar region, Sudan. Three different patterns of pollination i.e. pollination with honey bee (H, open pollination (O and control without pollination (C were tested for the seed set in sun flower. Each treatments contains twenty (20 plants. Results of study revealed significant differences among the tested pollination pattern. Among these highest seed set ratios (80% and 79% were obtained in the open (O and honey bee (H pollination system. While only 45.2% seed set was reported in the control (C where plants kept in closed system and away from insect pollination. Furthermore, the mean seeds weights per head (27.65g and 26.88g were also reported higher in open and honey bee pollinated system and it was 162.3% and 155% higher than the control respectively. Similar types of trends was reported in the weight parameters of hundred seeds, the superiority was shown by open and honey bee pollination. This weight was 52% and 45% higher than the control treatment (C respectively. Therefore, the results of the study revealed that use of honeybees as pollinator for sunflower can contribute in hybrid seed production in better manner.

  18. Effect of Microbial Inoculants on Uptake of Nutrient Elements in Two Cultivars of Sunflower (Helianthus annuus L. in Saline Soils

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    Mostafa SHIRMARDI

    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available A greenhouse experiment was conducted in order to evaluate the interactive effects of microbial inoculants on uptake of nutrient elements (N, P, K, Ca, Mg, Na, Cl, Fe, Zn, Cu, Mn in two cultivars of sunflower. The trials were carried out on saline (EC = 7.6 dS m-1 calcareous soils taken from Eshtehard (Karaj region of Iran. In a factorial trial and completely randomized design (CRD, three levels of arbuscular mycorrhizal inoculants (non inoculation, inoculation withGlomus etunicatum and Glomus intradices and four levels of Pseudomonas fluorescensinoculants (non inoculation and inoculation with Pseudomonas fluorescens strains 4, 9, 12 in two cultivars of sunflower with four replications per treatments were applied. Results revealed that all of the treatments increased the N uptake in Euroflor cultivar. Moreover, in Euroflor cultivar, inoculation with Pseudomonas fluorescens strains 9 and co-inoculation of Pseudomonas fluorescens strains 4 and Glomus intradices made a significant different in phosphorous uptake, while did not make any significant change in the Master cultivar. However, bacterial and fungal treatments significantly (P < 0.05 increased uptake of micro nutrients such as Fe, Zn and Mn.

  19. Effect of Defoliation and Fe and Mn Spraying on Quality and Quantity Characteristics of Sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.

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    Farshid VAZIN

    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available The study was aimed at identifying the amount of reduction in the negative effects of leaf removal on both quality and quantity of sunflower as a result of foliar application of Fe and Mn. Severe leaf removal reduced the seed yield and seed weight to 11% and 10.5% respectively. The use of Fe in comparison to control increased the seed yield and seed weight up to 12% and 10% respectively. The use of Mn in comparison to control caused an increase in seed number up to 11.6% but caused a reduction in seed weight to 10%. The use of Fe in normal foliar defoliation treatment (40% defoliation caused a significant increase in seed yield but no significant effect was observed in sever defoliation treatment (80% defoliation. Although using Mn in all treatments led to a rise in seed yield, the effect was not significant, it could be concluded that the combined use of Mn and Fe had no significant influence on sunflower yield, so there might be an antagonistic effect between the two.

  20. Biosorption potential of moss (Funaria Hygrometrica), banana (Musa Acuminata), mustard (Brassica Juncea) and sunflower (Helianthus Annuus) for uranium

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    Extracts of sunflower, moss, banana and Indian mustard plants were investigated for the uptake of uranium using EDXRF and tracer studies. Out of these, only banana and mustard exhibited 100% uptake of the radionuclide. After further fractionation, only water fraction of banana pith extract showed maximum U uptake. High content of the polysaccharides and protein found in the active fraction may be responsible for U uptake. FTIR spectrometry of the active fraction indicated the presence of organic molecules bearing hydroxyl and carbonyl functional groups. Present study suggests that banana pith waste could be potentially utilised for the remediation of uranium from the contaminated sites by exploring the active molecules responsible for the radionuclide uptake. (author)

  1. Genetic variability of concentration of microelements in wild sunflower species and hybrids

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    Kastori Rudolf R.; Maksimović Ivana V.; Marinković Radovan Z.; Zeremski-Škorić Tijana M.; Ninkov Jordana N.; Putnik-Delić Marina I.

    2010-01-01

    The aim of this work was to investigate genetic specificity of sunflower nutrition with microelements. Therefore, concentrations of essential (Zn, B, Mn, Cu, Fe and Ni) and non-essential (Cr, Al, Cd, As, Pb and Ba) micronutrients were analyzed. Five sunflower hybrids the most grown in Serbia and different populations of wild sunflower species originating from North America: Helianthus neglectus Heiser (3), Helianthus agrophyllus T&G (3), Helianthus petiolaris Nutt. (2), Helianthus annuus ...

  2. Sustainability of sunflower-based crop sequences in rainfed alfisols

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    Reddy B.N; Babu Sudhakara S.N.

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    A field experiment was conducted at Hyderabad, India, for six years (1992 to 1997) to study the performance of rainy season sunflower at 50% (37.5:45:15kg N:P205:K20/ha), 100% (75:90:30kg N:P205:K20/ha) and 150% (112.5:135:45kg N:P205:K20/ha) recommended NPK in annual rotation with rainy season crops viz. sorghum (Sorghum bicolor (L) Moench), pigeonpea (Cajanus cajan (L) Millsp), groundnut (Arachis hypogaea. L), sunflower (Helianthus annuus L) and castor (Ricinus cummunis L). The study also d...

  3. Evapotranspiration of sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) and its relationship with the reference evapotranspiration and global solar radiation

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    Low water availability is a limiting factor for growth and development of summer crops in Rio Grande do Sul State, Brazil. Studies aiming to determine crop coefficients for water requirements are important for water supply recommendation. The objective of this study was to determine the maximum evapotranspiration of sunflower (ETm) in relation to the reference evapotranspiration (ETo) and with solar radiation (Rs), to obtain the ratios ETm/ ETo (Kc1 coefficient) and ETm/Rs (Kc2 coefficient), at different crop stages. Field experiments were carried out at Centro de Pesquisa de Fruticultura, in Taquari, 29°48'S latitude, 51°49'W longitude and 76 m of altitude, during 1987/ 88, 1989/90, 1990/91 and 1991/92 crop seasons. The average ratio ETm/ETo for the whole crop cycle (from sowing to physiological maturity) was 0.77, while the average ratio ETm/Rs was 0.48 for the same period. The highest average values of crop coefficients occurred during flowering period with average values of 1.12 and 0.71, respectively, for Kc1 and Kc2. (author)

  4. Impact of extraneous proteins on the gastrointestinal fate of sunflower seed (Helianthus annuus) oil bodies: a simulated gastrointestinal tract study.

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    Makkhun, Sakunkhun; Khosla, Amit; Foster, Tim; McClements, David Julian; Grundy, Myriam M L; Gray, David A

    2015-01-01

    In this study, we examined the physicochemical nature of sunflower seed oil bodies (in the absence and presence of added protein) exposed to gastrointestinal conditions in vitro: crude oil bodies (COB); washed oil bodies (WOB); whey protein isolate-enriched oil bodies (WOB-WPI); and, sodium caseinate enriched-oil bodies (WOB-SC). All oil body emulsions were passed through an in vitro digestion model that mimicked the stomach and duodenal environments, and their physicochemical properties were measured before, during, and after digestion. Oil bodies had a positive charge under gastric conditions because the pH was below the isoelectric point of the adsorbed protein layer, but they had a negative charge under duodenal conditions which was attributed to changes in interfacial composition resulting from adsorption of bile salts. Oil bodies were highly susceptible to flocculation and coalescence in both gastric and duodenal conditions. SDS-PAGE analysis indicated degradation of oleosin proteins (ca. 18-21 kDa) to a greater or lesser extent (dependent on the emulsion) during the gastric phase in all emulsions tested; there is evidence that some oleosin remained intact in the crude oil body preparation during this phase of the digestion process. Measurements of protein displacement from the surface of COBs during direct exposure to bile salts, without inclusion of a gastric phase, indicated the removal of intact oleosin from native oil bodies. PMID:25284307

  5. Allelic diversity of simple sequence repeats among elite inbred lines and mutants of cultivated Sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.

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    *Prashanth babu, H ., Nadaf, H. L and Boraiah, K. M.

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    Full Text Available Ten simple sequence repeat (SSR markers were used to evaluate genetic relationships in a set of twelve parental lines of sunflower representing the genetic stock, including restorers, maintainer and mutant lines of the classical cytoplasmic male sterility. A total of 26 loci were detected among the twelve genotypes. Of this, 23 loci were polymorphic for the inbred lines investigated. Average number of bands and polymorphic bands per primer were 2.6 and 2.3 respectively. NTSYS-pc (ver 2.02 was used to calculate the jaccard’s similarity coefficients. Genetic dissimilarity estimates based on simple matching coefficient revealed more genetic diversity among the genotypes tested. The greatest genetic diversity was observed between the RHA-851A and RHA-265 (0.87 followed by RHA-851A and R-298 (0.857 and more similarity was between RHA-265 and R-298 (0.08. Unweighted pair group method with arithmetic mean (UPGMA cluster analysis grouped the 12 genotypes into four groups at 0.74 similarity coefficient.

  6. Genetic variation for germination and physiological traits in sunflower mutants induced by gamma rays [Helianthus annuus L.

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    Seeds of sunflower line AS-613 were irradiated with gamma rays and 1,559 M4 progenies were studied for their germination characteristics and the following traits were studied: thousand seed weight, seed size, time before emergence, percentage of emerged seedlings, hypocotyl length and diameter, number of cotyledons and cotyledons pigmentation intensity. A high genetic variability was observed for all the studied traits. Through M4 progenies, 9 mutants presenting the most differences with the original genotype (AS-613) were planted in a randomized blocks design with 8 replications in a controlled greenhouse and some morphological and physiological traits were studied, which are: plant height, number of leaves, total leaf area, net photosynthesis, transpiration, stomatal conductance, water use efficiency and net carbon assimilation. When harvesting, flower head diameter, head weight, stem weight, leaves weight, total number of seeds per plant and thousand seed weight were measured. The differences between mutants and also non irradiated genotype (AS-613) were significant for most of studied traits suggesting that several developmental processes have been modified

  7. Effect of postirradiation storage of seeds on the structural chromosomal mutations in chlorophyll mutants of sunflower (Helianthus annuus L)

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    The paper comprises the results of the investigation of the storage effect in irradiated seeds on the frequency and the spectrum of structural mutations of chromosomes in normal green plants and in spontaneous chlorophyll mutants of sunflower. The seeds of chlorophyll mutants lutescens and xantha and those of green plants stored for 3 years have been 60Co gamma-irradiated with doses of 0.5; 1.0; 2.0; 3.0; 5.0 and 10 kr. After the irradiation the seeds have been stored for a year under conventional laboratory conditions. As a result of the post-irradiation storage of seeds for a year the decrease in the proportion of aberrant cells by 3 to 6% at the expense of cells with paired fragments has been observed in green plants. In chlorophyll mutants the storage of seeds after the irradiation results in the 9 to 37% increase of the proportion of aberrant cells at the expense of cells with single and paired bridges and with paired fragments. This gives evidence in favour of the assumption that in spontaneous chlorophyll mutants the processes of the post-irradiation recovery either fail altogether, or proceed at a very low level

  8. Effect of Potassium Levels on Antioxidant Enzymes and Malondialdehyde Content under Drought Stress in Sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.

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    H. Soleimanzadeh

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Problem statement: Drought stress as a major adverse factor can lower leaf water potential, leading to reduced turgor and some other responses and ultimately lower crop productivity in arid and semi arid zones. Sunflower is one of the main oil seed crops in Iran, where drought stress is the most limiting factor. Drought stress tolerance requires the activation of complex metabolic activities including ant oxidative pathways, especially Activated Oxygen Species (AOS and scavenging systems within the cells which can contribute to continued growth under drought stress. Approach: To evaluate the effect of limited irrigation systems and potassium fertilizer on seed yield, some antioxidant enzymes and lipid per oxidation biomarker (MDA, the crop was sown in the Research Farm of College of Agriculture, Islamic Azad University, Karaj Branch in 2009. The experimental treatments were arranged as split plots based on a Randomized Complete Block Design with three replications. The main plots were allocated to three different irrigation regimes. The irrigation regimes comprised of: Full Irrigation (IR1, Moderate drought stress (IR5 and Severe drought stress (IR2. The subplots were allocated to four potassium chemical fertilizer (potassium nitrate consisting of K1 = 25, K2 = 50, K3 = 75 and K4 = 100% recommended. Results: Plants under drought stress and potassium levels showed a significant increase and decrease, respectively, in SOD, CAT and GPX activity and MDA in compared to control plants. In this context, plants with higher levels of potassium showed higher resistance to drought stress conditions and higher yield and dry matter allocation to grain filling process i.e. harvest index. Results of this study suggested that drought stress leads to production of oxygen radicals, which results in increased lipid per oxidation (MDA biomarker and oxidative stress in the plant. Conclusion: The scavenging of AOS by the scavenging system especially by SOD, CAT and

  9. Genetics and mapping of the R11 gene conferring resistance to recently emerged rust races, tightly linked to male fertility restoration, in sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.)

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    Sunflower oil is one of the major sources of edible oil. As the second largest hybrid crop in the world, hybrid sunflowers are developed by using the PET1 cytoplasmic male sterility system that contributes a 20% yield advantage over the open-pollinated varieties. However, sunflower production in Nor...

  10. Marcha de absorção de macronutrientes na cultura do girassol Macronutrient uptake of sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.

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    Luiz Henrique Saes Zobiole

    2010-04-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho teve como objetivo estabelecer curvas de acúmulo de macronutrientes na cultura do girassol. Para isso, foi instalado um experimento em campo sobre Latossolo Vermelho distroférrico de textura muito argilosa, localizado na fazenda experimental da Embrapa Soja, em Londrina/PR. As parcelas foram constituídas de 14 linhas com 25 m de comprimento cada e espaçamento entrelinhas de 0,70 m, resultando em área total de 245 m². Cada parcela foi repetida quatro vezes. A adubação de semeadura foi de 300 kg ha-1 da fórmula 5-20-20, aplicada a lanço, antes do plantio. A adubação de cobertura foi parcelada em duas aplicações: 25 e 1 kg ha-1 de N e B, respectivamente, sendo a primeira aos 21 e a segunda aos 35 dias após a semeadura. O híbrido utilizado foi o BRS-191, e a densidade final de plantas foi de 40.000 plantas ha-1. Amostras de plantas foram coletadas em intervalos de 14 dias após a emergência e separadas em pecíolos, folhas, caules e, quando existentes, em capítulo e em aquênios. Após secagem, cada parte da planta foi pesada e moída para, em seguida, determinarem-se os teores de N, P, K, Ca, Mg e S. A partir desses nutrientes e da matéria seca de cada parte da planta, foram obtidas as curvas de acúmulo. Verificou-se que, para obtenção de produtividades superiores a 3.000 kg ha-1, o híbrido BRS 191 extrai aproximadamente 150, 24, 286, 116, 42 e 24 kg ha-1 de N, P, K, Ca, Mg e S, respectivamente, resultando na seguinte ordem de extração: K > N > Ca > Mg > P = S. Em relação à exportação, a ordem dos nutrientes foi a seguinte: N > P = K > Mg = S > Ca. Portanto, atenção especial deve ser dada à manutenção da adequada disponibilidade de N, K e Ca, devido à alta demanda da cultura por esses nutrientes.This study aimed to establish curves of macronutrient accumulation in sunflower. The experiment was conducted in the field on a Typic Hapludox, at the experimental station of Embrapa Soja in Londrina, State

  11. Agronomic performance and chemical response of sunflower (Helianthus annuus L. to some organic nitrogen sources and conventional nitrogen fertilizers under sandy soil conditions

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    Ramadan, Mohamed Fawzy

    2009-03-01

    Full Text Available Sunflower (Helianthus annuus L. is an option for oilseed production, particularly in dry land areas due to good root system development. In this study, two field experiments were performed in the El-Khattara region (Sharkia Governorate, Egypt during the 2005 season. The objective of this research was to determine the effect of organicnitrogen (ON sources and their combinations as well as to compare the effect of ON and ammonium sulfate (AS as a conventional fertilizer added individually or in combination on growth, yield components, oil percentage and the uptake of some macronutrients by sunflowers grown on sandy soil. The treatments of chicken manure (CM and a mixture of farmyard manure (FYM with CM were superior to the other treatments and gave the highest yield, dry matter yield, NPK uptake by plants at all growth stages along with seed yield at the mature stage. The effect of the different ON on crop yield and its components may follow the order; CM> palma residues (PR> FYM. This was more emphasized when the materials were mixed with AS at a ratio of 3:1 and 1:1. The uptake of nitrogen (N, phosphorus (P and potassium (K by plants was affected by the addition of different N sources and treatments. The highest nutrient content and uptake by straw were obtained when treated with CM followed by PR at all growth stages, while it was PR followed by CM for seeds. Oil recovery was shown to respond to the N supply and the changes in individual fatty acids were not statistically different. However, it seems that the application of organic fertilizers resulted in an increase in total unsaturated fatty acids compared to the control.El girasol (Helianthus annuus es una opción para la producción de semillas oleaginosas, en particular en terrenos arenosos debido al buen desarrollo de sus raíces. En este trabajo, dos estudios de campo fueron realizados en la región de El-Ishattara (Sharkia Governorate, Egypt durante la estación 2005. El efecto de

  12. Orobanche resistance in sunflower

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    Höniges A.; Wegmann K.; Ardelean A.

    2008-01-01

    This report presents the current knowledge of Orobanche resistance in sunflower from the breeder's standpoint and from the biochemists' standpoint. The parasitic relations in Helianthus annuus / Orobanche cumana associations differ in many respect from relations of other Orobanche spp. and their hosts. A major difficulty for the breeder is the fast development of new pathotypes of Orobanche cumana, which overcome the resistance of newly developed sunflower lines. The...

  13. Effect of Nitrogen Supply on the Nitrogen Use Efficiency of an Annual Herb, Helianthus annuus L.

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    Zhi-You YUAN; Ling-Hao LI; Jian-Hui HUANG; Xing-Guo HAN; Shi-Qiang WAN

    2005-01-01

    Nitrogen use efficiency (NUE) is the product of nitrogen productivity (NP) and the mean residence time of nitrogen (MRT). Theory suggests that there should be a trade-off between both components,but direct experimental evidence is still scarce. To test this hypothesis, we analyzed the effect of varying nitrogen supply levels on NUEand its two components (NP, MRT) in Helianthus annuus L., an annual herb.The plants investigated were subjected to six nitrogen levels (0, 2, 4, 8, 16, and 32 g N/m2). Total plant production increased substantially with increasing nitrogen supply. Nitrogen uptake and loss also in creased with nitrogen supply. Nitrogen influx (rin) and outflux (rout) were defined as the rates of nitrogen uptake and loss per unit aboveground nitrogen, respectively. Both rin and rout increased with increasing nitrogen supply. In addition, rin was far higher than rout. Consequently, the relative rate of nitrogen incre ment (rin- rout) also increased with nitrogen supply. There were marked differences between treatments with respect to parameters related to the stress resistance syndrome: nitrogen pool size, leaf nitrogen concentration,and net aboveground productivity increased with nitrogen supply. Plants at high nitrogen levels showed a higher NP (the growth rate per unit aboveground nitrogen) and a shorter MRT (the inverse of rout), whereas plants at low nitrogen levels displayed the reverse pattern. Shorter MRT for plants at high nitrogen levels was caused by the abscission of leaves that contained relatively large fractions of total plant nitrogen. We found a negative relationship between NP and MRT, the components of NUE, along the gradient of nitrogen availability, suggesting that there was a trade-off between NP and MRT. The NUE increased with increasing nitrogen availability, up to a certain level, and then decreased. These results offer support for the hypoth esis that adaptation to infertile habitats involves a low nitrogen loss (long MRT in the

  14. Sunflower insect pests

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    Like other annual crops, sunflowers are fed upon by a variety of insect pests capable of reducing yields. Though there are a few insects which are considered consistent or severe (e.g., sunflower moth, banded sunflower moth, red sunflower seed weevil), many more insects are capable of causing proble...

  15. Evaluating perennial sunflower for wildlife and food uses

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    The objective of this research is to use current genetics and plant breeding techniques to introgress genes for perennial habit from Helianthus tuberosus L. (2n=6x=102) into domesticated sunflower (Helianthus annuus L., 2n=2x=34). H. tuberosusis part of the secondary gene pool of sunflower and has b...

  16. Response of Sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) to N-application and Bio fertilization with Assessment of Fertilizer N Recovery by 15N Versus Subtraction Methods

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    A factorial field experiment was conducted on sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) grown on a sand soil (98% sand) supplied the different combinations of 4 N rates of 0, 105, 140 and 175 kg N ha-1 i.e. N0, N1, N2, and N3 respectively - as (NH4)2SO4 and 4 bio fertilization inoculation (B) of none, Azotobacter chroococcum, Azospirillum brasilense and Bacillus megaterium. i.e. B0,B1,B2, and B3 respectively. Labeled ammonium sulphate with 2% 15N atom excess was used for 15N assessment. All plots were supplied with 21 Mg compost +24 kg P +80 kg K ha-'1. Non-treated plants gave 0.534 Mg seeds ha-1 while the treated ones - especially those of N or N + bio fertilizers - gave increases of up to 403% (N2B). Main effect response patterns were: N: N3>N2>N1, for B: B1≥B3≥B2. Seed oil content in the N0B0 treatment was 222 gkg-1 increased reaching as high as 445 gkg-1by N2B3; with N main effect of N2>N3>N1and B main effect of B2>B3>B1. Seed oil yield was 113 kg ha-1 by N0B0 increased to as high as 1105 kg ha-1 by N2B1 with main effects of N2>N3>N1and B3≥B2>B1.Uptake of N (in total plant parts of roots + stems + leaves + discs + seeds) increased by N application; averages for non-N were 18.1 kg ha-118.5,14.7,17.4 by N0B0, N0B1, N0B2, and N0B3 respectively; increased considerably by up to 667% (N3B3) upon N application. Plants recovered a portion of fertilizer N of 19.6 to 40.9% by N1B1and N2B1 respectively as determined by 15N technique, but 27.7 to 59.6% respectively as calculated by subtraction of non-N from N treatments. The subtraction estimation considerably exceeded the 15N determined ones by + 39.5% to as high as + 194.6% indicating a non-real estimation of recovered fertilizer-N in crops. Thus, in studies using non-tracer techniques, estimation of uptake of fertilizer N could be erroneous. The reason in the current study could most certainly be a greater volume of root system expansion of N-treated plants, causing more uptake of non-fertilizer-N than in the no

  17. Self-fertilization and restoration to cytoplasmic male sterility of some wild species of helianthus

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    Onemli F.; Gucer T.

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    The objectives of this study were to determine self-fertility and restoration capability of cytoplasmic male fertility of some wild sunflower genotypes. The evaluated genotypes were Helianthus petiolaris spp. petiolaris (E-142), Helianthus neglectus (E-017) and Helianthus annuus (E-060, E-173, E-174 and E-175). For hybridization, the female inbred line 2453-A was used. Results showed that self fertility ratios of wild sunflower genotypes varied between 22.4...

  18. Determination of some micro and macro elements of bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) and sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) plants after addition of olive oil solid waste to soil

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    İlay, Remzi; SÜMER, Ali

    2008-01-01

    In this study, effects of olive oil solid waste (OSW) applications on bean and sunflower macro and micro element contents were investigated. Olive oil solid waste mixed with soil at the rates of 0, 3, 5 and 7 % by weight. Plants were grown in the pots under controlled conditions throughout 45 days for sunflower and 30 days for bean. Plant carbon/nitrogen (C/N), some macro elements; nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P), potassium (K), calcium (Ca), magnesium (Mg), and micro elements; boron...

  19. Allelopathic potential of Jimsonweed (Datura stramonium L.) on the early growth of maize (Zea mays L.) and sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.)

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    Zvonko Pacanoski; Vesna Velkoska; tefan; Tom Vere

    2014-01-01

    Laboratory and glasshouse experiments were carried out to investigate the allelopathic potential of different plant parts of D. stramonium on maize and sunflower on early growth stages. The aqueous leachates of D. stramonium roots and shoot did not produc a significant effect on germination and shoot length of maize, but root length of maize was significantly reduced at the highest (1/1) D. stramonium roots leachate compared to control. From the other side, germination of sunflower was signif...

  20. Computational Identification of Conserved MicroRNAs and Their Target Genes in Sunflower (Helianthus Annuus)%向日葵保守性microRNA的预测与分析

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    周向红; 易乐飞; 王萍

    2012-01-01

    MicroRNAs are a class of conserved non-protein-coding small ENAs. MicroRNAs can regulate gene expression at the post-transcriptional level by degrading target mRNAs or repressing mRNA translation. In order to mine the information about microRNAs and their target genes in sunflower ( Helianthus annuus) , we identified the conserved sunflower microRNAs and their target genes using a computational homology search approach. Based on the conserved sequences of microRNAs and the conserved stem-loop structure of microRNA precursors ,7 conserved microRNAs were detected from the sunflower nucleic acids database. The mature microRNAs were 18 - 21nt in length,and the microRNA precursors were 72 -148nt in length. The minimal free energy indexes of the microRNA precursors were 0.90 -1.19. A total of 16 potential target genes for the microRNAs were predicted. Most of the target genes were involved in sunflower regulation of transcription,regulation of vegetative phase change,regulation of seed germination, regulation of flower development, signal transduction and stress response.%microRNA是一类非编码的小分子RNA,通过与靶mRNA的互补来抑制靶mRNA的翻译或者降解靶mRNA,从而在转录后水平对基因表达发挥调控作用.为了快速挖掘向日葵microRNA及其靶基因的相关信息,根据microRNA序列及其前体结构的保守性,在向日葵核酸数据库中预测并分析了向日葵microRNA及其靶基因.经过筛选最终获得了7个向日葵microRNA,其成熟microRNA的长度为18 ~ 21nt,前体长度为72~148nt,最小折叠自由能系数为0.90 ~ 1.19.获得了向日葵microRNA的靶基因16条,这些靶基因参与了转录调控、营养阶段转换调控、种子萌发调控、花发育调控、信号传递以及环境刺激的响应等过程.

  1. Effects of Crop Residues of Sunflower (Helianthus annuus), Maize (Zea mays L.) and Soybean (Glycine max) on Growth and Seed Yields of Sunflower

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    K. Srisa-ard

    2007-01-01

    This pot experiment was carried out at Suranaree Technology University Experimental Farm, Northeast Thailand to investigate effects of crop residues of sunflower, maize and soybean on total dry weight, top dry weight, plant height, root dry weight and seed yield of sunflower plants with the use of Korat soil series (Oxic Paleustults) during the rainy season (July-October) of the 2001. The experiment was laid in a split plot arranged in a Completely Randomized Design (CRD) with four replicatio...

  2. Development of sunflower hybrids tolerant to tribenuron methyl

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    Jocić Siniša

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Discovery of tribenuron-methyl resistant wild Helianthus annuus L. population (ANN-KAN created an opportunity for expansion of sunflower herbicide resistance breeding program. The aim of this study was development of sunflower hybrids resistant to tribenuron-methyl. Creation of tribenuron-methyl resistant hybrids would enable the use of a wider palette of herbicides for sunflower, more efficient chemical control of Cirsium arvense and more economically profitable post-emergence control of some annual broad-leaves weeds in sunflower. Original populations SURES-1 and SURES-2 are homozygous for resistance to tribenuron-methyl. F1 generations produced from the crossings are completely resistant to tribenuron-methyl, pointing out to dominant way of inheritance of this trait. Studies on the exact number of genes controlling the resistance are in progress. Tribenuron-methyl resistance was transferred from original populations into a number of female and male inbred lines of cultivated sunflower. These inbred lines could enable creation of a number of hybrids resistant to tribenuron-methyl. Hybrids SUMO-1-PR, SUMO-2- OR and SUMO-3 are resistant to doubled application dose of tribenuron-methyl. Agronomical characteristics of these hybrids are on the level with the leading conventional sunflower hybrids.

  3. Determination of Copper, Iron, Cadmium and Lead Contents of the Oils from Sunflower Seeds (Helianthus annus L. Grown Trakya Region, Turkey

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    U. Gecgel

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this study was to determine the copper (Cu, iron (Fe, cadmium (Cd, and lead (Pb contents of the oils from sunflower seeds which were grown in the Trakya region, Turkey. For this reason, the samples of sunflower seed were collected from three different provinces (Tekirdag, Edirne and Kirklareli which are located on the Trakya region. A total of 90 sunflower seed samples from 2007 harvest seasons were collected from these different provinces. The contents of these metals in the crude oils obtained by soxhlet extraction with n-hexane from sunflower seed samples were determined by using Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer method. Preparing sample stage was made by using microwave analyze system in close container. According to the analysis results, the average amounts in the oil samples from three different provinces (Tekirdag, Edirne and Kirklareli were for Cd 0.11, 0.23 and 0.12 ppm; for Cu 0.12, 0.15 and 0.11 ppm; for Pb 0.23, 0.15 and 0.24 ppm; for Fe 4.83, 4.30 and 4.27 ppm, respectively. According to the analysis of variance, the differences among the provinces were statistically significant (P<0.01 with respect to Cd and Fe contents. The obtained these results were compared between the values reported in literatures. Potential sources of metal contamination of the oils from sunflower seeds were also discussed.

  4. The repetitive component of the sunflower genome

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    T. Giordani

    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available The sunflower (Helianthus annuus and species belonging to the genus Helianthus are emerging as a model species and genus for a number of studies on genome evolution. In this review, we report on the repetitive component of the H. annuus genome at the biochemical, molecular, cytological, and genomic levels. Recent work on sunflower genome composition is described, with emphasis on different types of repeat sequences, especially LTR-retrotransposons, of which we report on isolation, characterisation, cytological localisation, transcription, dynamics of proliferation, and comparative analyses within the genus Helianthus.

  5. ISOLATION OF ENT-KAUR-16-EN-19-OIC AND ENT-TRACHILOBAN-19-OIC ACIDS FROM THE SUNFLOWER HELIANTHUS ANNUUS L.DRY WASTE

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    Nicon Ungur

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available A relatively simple method for isolation of the mixture of ent-kaur-16-en-19-oic (1 and ent-trachiloban-19-oic (2 acids from dry waste of sunflower processing has been elaborated, and it has been shown that the waste can serve as an accessible source of ent-kauranic and ent-trachilobanic diterpenoids.

  6. Morphological and Cytological Study in a New Type of Cytoplasmic Male Sterile Line CMS-GIG2 in Sunflower (Helianthus annuus)

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    A new cytoplasmic male sterility (CMS) in sunflower anthers, termed lemon CMS-GIG2, has been further confirmed by crossing with the maintenance line and restoration line of CMS-PET1, both of which maintain the male sterility of CMS-GIG2. Light microscopy observation of anther sections showed that bo...

  7. Oil content and saturated fatty acids in sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) as a function of planting date, N rate, and hybrid

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    The fatty acids (FA) composition of sunflower determines its uses and health effects on humans, while oil content determines the price paid to producers. The hypothesis of this study was that agronomic factors (genotype, planting date, and N rate) will affect total saturated fatty acid (TSFA) concen...

  8. Use of the isotope dilution technique to monitor P absorption and translocation in sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) from leaf applied fertilizer solutions

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    Phosphorus-32 labelling of the orthophosphates in complex foliar fertilizers (CFFs) was the technique used to determine the influence of N chemical sources and concentrations in the CFFs and on the pH of their diluted solutions on P absorption through plant teguments and P translocation in the vegetative organs of sunflower. 2 refs, 3 tabs

  9. Registration of a male fertility restorer oilseed sunflower germplasm HA-R9 resistant to sunflower rust

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    The sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) germplasm HA-R9 (Reg. No.xxx, PI 667595) was developed by the USDA-ARS, Sunflower and Plant Biology Research Unit in collaboration with the Agricultural Experiment Station of North Dakota State University and released in January, 2013. Sunflower rust (caused by P...

  10. Variation for seed phytosterols in sunflower germplasm

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    Sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) seeds and oils are rich sources of phytosterols, which are important compounds for human nutrition. There is limited information on variability for seed phytosterols in sunflower germplasm. The objective of the present research was to evaluate kernel phytosterol cont...

  11. Resistance of Sunflower Germplasm to the Sunflower Stem Weevil and Red Sunflower Seed Weevil and Evaluation of Commercial Hybrids for Resistance to the Sunflower Midge

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    In the central and northern Plains, cultivated sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) is attacked by a number of insect pests resulting in yield losses for sunflower producers. Host-plant resistance can provide a long-term solution to managing these insects with reduced input costs and with potentially lo...

  12. Stimulation Effect of AgNO3 and CoCl2 as Ethylene Inhibitors on in- Vitro Organogenesis of Sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.)

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    MIRZAI, Fahimeh; ULIAIE, Ebrahim Dorani; HAGH, Ali Bandeh

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    To achieve an effective and reliable shoot organogenesis protocol in Helianthus annuus L.,effect of ethylene inhibitors including AgNO3 and CoCl2 were investigated. Cotyledonary explants of twocultivars including CMS19 and Progress were cultured in MS medium with 2.0 mg L-1 BAP and 1.0 mgL-1 IAA supplemented with different concentrations of AgNO3 (0, 1.5 and 3 mg L-1) and CoCl2 (3 and 6mg L-1). Statistical analysis of data showed a significant difference among cultivars and ethyleneinhibitors...

  13. Uptake and Distribution of 133 Cs and 88 Sr in sunflower(Helianthus annuus L.)%向日葵(Helianthus annuus L.)对133 Cs、88 Sr的吸收和分布

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    闻方平; 王丹; 徐长合; 徐凤亭; 张志伟; 张晓雪

    2009-01-01

    在向日葵体内的分布与目前对放射性137 Cs和90 Sr的研究结果相似,所以133Cs和88Sr可分别预测137 Cs和90 Sr的运转.向日葵是治理大面积低放核素污染土壤的较佳植物种类.%Sr.133 Cs and 88Sr could be useful to understand and predict the long-term movements of 137 Cs and 90 Sr,respectively.Sunflower is the acceptable plants for phytoremediation to the low-level radioactive soil.

  14. Variations in soil texture and levels of 131I contamination on the 131I uptake and transfer in sunflower (Helianthus annus L.)

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    The effects of soil texture and levels of 131I contamination on 131I uptake and soil to crop transfer factor (TF) in sunflower were studied in a pot experiment. The 131I uptake and tf were significant in root and in the sandy soil. With increase in the level of '131I contamination 131I uptake tended to increase, but the TF decreased. (author)

  15. Interaction Effects of Water Stress and Nitrogen Fertilizer on Node Number and Root Length of Sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.)

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    Akbar Ali Meo

    2000-01-01

    The interaction effects of water stress and nitrogen fertilizer on sunflower variety "Shmas" were studied in pot cultivation. Urea as nitrogen fertilizer was applied and water stress was sporadically induced by a cycle of 10 day watering and 10 day stress period after 20, 30, 40, and 50 days of sowing. Node number and Root length were significantly affected by the interactive effect of water stress and nitrogen fertilizer dose. These two parameter will significantly decrease when either spora...

  16. The effects of olive oil solid waste applications on the some physiological and morphological parameters of bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) and sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) plants

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    Sümer, Ali; İlay, Remzi; Kavdır, Yasemin

    2008-01-01

    By considering the storage problems and the environmental harms caused by agricultural by-products and industrial wastes, researches on reusing these wastes are gaining great importance. In this study we investigated the olive oil solid waste applications on beans and sunflower growth. Olive oil solid waste (OSW) mixed with soil at the rates of 0, 3, 5 and 7 % by weight. Some physiological and morphological parameters such as chlorophyll contents, plant height, plant thickness etc...

  17. Pattern of accumulation of inorganic elements in sunflower (helianthus annuus l.) plants subjected to salt stress and exogenous application of 5-aminolevulinic acid

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    Influence of a potential plant growth regulator, 5-aminolevulinic acid (5-ALA) on the pattern of accumulation of some key inorganic elements in salt-stressed sunflower plants was observed under greenhouse conditions. Two cultivars of sunflower viz., Hysun-33 and S-278 were grown under non-saline and saline (150 mM NaCl) regimes in sand culture. After two weeks of salt treatment, all plants were subjected to four (0 (no spray), 20, 50 and 80 mg L/sup -1/) levels of 5-ALA as a foliar spray for 14 days. Shoot fresh and dry matter of both sunflower cultivars was markedly reduced due to salt stress. Of different inorganic ions, Na/sup +/ and Cl/sup -/ in leaf, stem and root tissues increased markedly while, K/sup +/, and Ca/sup 2+/ in all these tissues reduced under the saline regime. However, salt stress did not alter the leaf, stem or root P as well as root K/sup +/ /Na//sup +/ ratio. Foliar-applied ALA improved growth under normal (non-saline) and saline conditions, and 20 and 80 mg L/sup -1/ levels of 5-ALA were relatively more effective than the other levels used in this study. Of nutrient accumulation, 5-ALA altered only root Na/sup +/ and K/sup +/ and root K/sup +//Na/sup +/ ratio e.g., root Na/sup +/ was lower at 50 mg L/sup -1/, while root K/sup +/and K/sup +//Na/sup +/ ratio were higher at 80 mg L/sup -1/. In contrast, accumulation of all other ions in plant organs remained unaffected. Overall, foliar-applied 5-ALA did not alter the accumulation of different nutrients in different plant parts except root Na/sup +/, K/sup +/ and K/sup +//Na/sup +/ ratio in both sunflower cultivars. (author)

  18. Line X tester analysis of morphophysiological traits and their correlations with seed yield and oil content in sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.)

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    Hladni Nada; Škorić Dragan; Kraljević-Balalić Marija

    2008-01-01

    One of the primary tasks of sunflower breeding is the development of inbred lines by interspecific hybridization for the purpose of obtaining high-yielding, stable hybrids that are characterized by altered plant appearance and the ability to produce a higher number of plants per unit area under intensive agriculture conditions. Studied in this paper by the line x tester method were seven new divergent cms inbred lines (A) lines, three Rf restorers utilized as testers, and 21 F1 hybrids develo...

  19. Insects of sunflower in the northern Great Plains of North America

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    The ancestors of cultivated sunflower, Helianthus annuus L., are native to North America and approximately 13 of the 51 species in the genus Helianthus are reported to occur in Canada. Sunflower was introduced to Spain in the early 1500s, gradually spread across the European continent, and was then ...

  20. Diallel Analysis of Yield and It’s related Traits in Sunflower (Helianthus annuus L. under Well-watered and Water-stressed Conditions

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    Maryam Kholghi

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    Full Text Available 800x600 Drought stress is one of the factors which influence sunflower production. Hence, breeding for tolerance to drought stress has become a major focus. In this paper, combining ability, gene action and genetic analysis of several characteristics were studied for five sunflower inbred lines and their ten hybrids (fifteen genotypes. The materials were evaluated in two separate experiments using a Randomized Complete Block Design (RCBD with three replications in well-watered and waterstressed states and in field condition. Data were analyzed by Griffing’s diallel analysis model 1 (fixed effects and method 2 (parents and crosses. Combined analysis of experiments revealed significant differences among genotypes for all studied traits. Combining ability analysis revealed that in well-watered conditions, general and specific combining abilities (GCA and SCA effects were significant for all studied traits except for the leaf number. In water-stressed condition, GCA and SCA effects were significant for all studied traits except for the head and stem diameter. The Griffing diallel analysis showed that the genotype LR4 could be considered as the best combiner with the highest GCA effect for seed yield per plant, number of filled seed, stem diameter and head diameter in the sunflower breeding programs. In both water treatment conditions the cross ‘RHA266xLR4’ showed the highest positive SCA effects and the highest mean value for seed yield per plant. Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE FA

  1. Diallel Analysis of Yield and It’s related Traits in Sunflower (Helianthus annuus L. under Well-watered and Water-stressed Conditions

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    Maryam Kholghi

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available Drought stress is one of the factors which influence sunflower production. Hence, breeding for tolerance to drought stress has become a major focus. In this paper, combining ability, gene action and genetic analysis of several characteristics were studied for five sunflower inbred lines and their ten hybrids (fifteen genotypes. The materials were evaluated in two separate experiments using a Randomized Complete Block Design (RCBD with three replications in well-watered and waterstressed states and in field condition. Data were analyzed by Griffing’s diallel analysis model 1 (fixed effects and method 2 (parents and crosses. Combined analysis of experiments revealed significant differences among genotypes for all studied traits. Combining ability analysis revealed that in well-watered conditions, general and specific combining abilities (GCA and SCA effects were significant for all studied traits except for the leaf number. In water-stressed condition, GCA and SCA effects were significant for all studied traits except for the head and stem diameter. The Griffing diallel analysis showed that the genotype LR4 could be considered as the best combiner with the highest GCA effect for seed yield per plant, number of filled seed, stem diameter and head diameter in the sunflower breeding programs. In both water treatment conditions the cross ‘RHA266xLR4’ showed the highest positive SCA effects and the highest mean value for seed yield per plant.

  2. Reflectance, absorptance and transmittance spectra on sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) as related to their metabolic age and stem position. Pt.2

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    The results of a research carried out in order to study the reflectance, absorptance and transmittance spectra of sunflower leaves as related to their stem position are reported. Two sunflower hybrids, which differed for growth habitus (''Monica'', with low size, and ''Hysun-32'' with normal size) were used. Reflectance, absorptance and transmittance spectra were measured in vivo when the plants were in the phases of appearance of inflorescence and anthesis. The measures were taken with a portable spectroradiometer with an external integrating sphere. The radiation over the wavelength range from 400 to 1,100 mm was measured at intervals of 1 mm. Absorptance was calculated. The results have evidenced that leaf position, related to its metabolic age, influence the capacity of reflecting, absorbing and transmitting the radiation in the photosynthetically active region. In the PAR region the variations are different with the spectral band considered. The leaves in medium-high position, as compared to the top and bottom leaves, have lower reflectance and transmittance values and higher absorptance values. No difference emerged in the near infrared region

  3. Estresse oxidativo em girassol (Helianthus annuus indica sinergismo para a mistura dos herbicidas metribuzin e clomazone Oxidative stress in sunflower (Helianthus annuus indicates synergism for the metribuzin clomazone combination

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    Full Text Available Determinações bioquímicas e físico-químicas são úteis para verificar o tipo de interação herbicida. Três experimentos foram conduzidos com dois herbicidas geradores de estresse oxidativo para demonstrar o possível sinergismo em sua associação. Plantas de girassol foram cultivadas em solução nutritiva até o estádio de dois pares de folhas, quando então os herbicidas foram aplicados. Os tratamentos consistiram de metribuzin a 0 e 0,28 µmol L-1 e clomazone a 0 e 80 µmol L-1, com quatro repetições, isolados e em mistura. No material coletado, três dias após a aplicação, determinou-se o malondialdeído (MDA, pelo método das substâncias reativas ao ácido tiobarbitúrico (TBARS. Em outro experimento, os herbicidas foram testados sobre 40 discos de 4 mm de folhas de girassol imersas em 5 mL de tampão MES-NaOH, em pH 6,5. Os tratamentos consistiram de metribuzin a 0 e 12 µmol L-1 e clomazone a 0 e 237 µmol L¹, com quatro repetições, isolados e em mistura. Os discos foliares tratados foram incubados por 24 h no escuro a 24 ºC e por 36 h sob luz, à mesma temperatura. A condutividade eletrolítica da solução foi então medida. Em relação ao metribuzin e clomazone aplicados isoladamente, a mistura dos dois herbicidas aumentou o equivalente MDA em 217 e 166%, e a condutividade eletrolítica, em 37 e 41%, respectivamente. Esses resultados demonstram, em nível bioquímico e físico-químico, a existência de sinergismo na mistura de metribuzin e clomazone, nas doses estudadas.Biochemical and physical-chemical determinations can help verify the type of herbicide interaction. Three experiments were conducted with two oxidative stress generating herbicides to demonstrate possible synergism in their association. Sunflower plants were grown in nutrient solution up to the stage of two pairs of leaves, followed by herbicide application. Treatments consisted of metribuzin at 0 and 0.28 µmol L-1 and clomazone at 0 and 80 µmol

  4. Response to drought of some wild species of Helianthus at seedling growth stage

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    Onemli F.; Gucer T.

    2010-01-01

    Response of six wild sunflower genotypes including Helianthus petiolaris spp. petiolaris (E-142), Helianthus neglectus (E-017) and Helianthus annuus (E-060, E-173, E-174 and E-175) to drought stress imposed at the seedling growth stage was investigated in vivo. Plant height, number of leaves per plant, shoot fresh weight, root fresh weight, shoot dry weight and root dry weight were determined. Results indicated that the E-175 genotype belonging to Helianthu...

  5. Influence of substituting dietary soybean for air-classified sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) meal on egg production and steroid hormones in early-phase laying hens.

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    Laudadio, V; Ceci, E; Nahashon, S N; Introna, M; Lastella, N M B; Tufarelli, V

    2014-02-01

    Soybean meal (SBM) is the most widely and expensive protein source used in the formulation of poultry diets; however, when the price of SBM increases, poultry nutritionists seek alternative sources that are more economical in formulating least-cost rations. This research aimed to evaluate the effects of dietary air-classified sunflower meal (SFM) on some productive parameters and plasma steroid hormones in laying hens. In this trial, 20-week-old laying hens (ISA Brown strain) in the early phase of production were randomly assigned to two groups and fed wheat middlings-based diets containing soybean (135 g/kg; 48% CP) or air-classified SFM (160 g/kg; 41% CP) as the main protein source. Laying performance, egg size and feed conversion ratio were evaluated for 10 week. Plasma steroid hormones (progesterone and oestradiol) in the hens were quantified weekly. Substituting SBM with air-classified SFM did not change (p > 0.05) the hens' growth performance, whereas feed consumption and efficiency were positively influenced (p hens fed the SFM diet (p laying hen diets as an alternative protein source substituting SBM, without negative influence on productive performance and egg traits, reducing also the production costs. PMID:24134610

  6. Characterization of plant growth promoting rhizobacteria isolated from root system of sunflower (helianthus annus l) grown under salt affected area of pakistan

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    Plant growth promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR) directly promote plant growth by providing indole-3-acetic acid (IAA), solubilization of inorganic phosphates, nitrogen fixation and siderophores and other organic acid production, whereas indirectly support plant growth by suppressing plant pathogens. The objective of this study was isolation and characterization of bacterial strains from rhizosphere, endosphere and rhizoplane of sunflower. Thirty six bacterial strains were selected out of 44 from plant root samples along with rhizospheric soil, collected from different salt affected areas of Central Punjab (Pakistan). Selected bacterial strains were characterized morphologically as well as biochemically at National Agricultural Research Centre, Islamabad during 2011-13. It was observed that all isolates produced IAA, whereas 14 strains were declared as phosphate solubilizing bacteria (PSB), eight isolates exhibited antifungal characteristics, 30 were nitrogen fixer and all of them were gram -ve. During biochemical characterization of bacterial isolates KS 15 and KS 8 produced the highest indole acetic acid whereas KS 15 and KS 17 indicated maximum phosphate solubilization (PS) among all isolated strains. The bacterial strains KS 10 and KS 44 showed maximum bio-control activity (fungal growth inhibition) than other isolated strains. (author)

  7. SUNFLOWER (HELIANTHUS ANNUUS. L. YIELD-FORMING ELEMENTS INFLUENCED BY YEAR WEATHER CONDITIONS AND APPLICATIONS OF BIOLOGICAL PREPARATIONS TERRA-SORB AND UNICUM

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    Full Text Available The field polyfactorial trials were carried out on experimental fields of the Plant Biology and Ecology Centre, the Faculty of Agrobiology and Food Resources of the Slovak University of Agriculture (SUA in Nitra Dolná Malanta in two experimental years 2011 and 2012. In experiment was observed the influence of year weather conditions and applications of biological preparations on selected sunflower yield-forming elements: number of plants per unit area, number of heads per unit area, diameter of head, weight of head, weight of thousand achenes (WTA and finally achenes yield. The results shown the statistically significant influence of year weather conditions on the number of plants and heads per ha and achenes yield but nonsignificant effects on diameter of head, weight and WTA. Higher averages of monitored parameters were observed in 2011. Higher diameter of head value was observed in 2012. The application of biological preparations influenced statistically high significantly number of plants and heads per unit area and achenes yield, statistically inconclusive effect was observed on diameter of head, weight of head and weight of a thousand achenes. The highest number of plants and heads per unit area and also head weight were observed in treatments with Terra-Sorb application. The largest diameter of head was found in treatments with Unicum application, the weight of thousand achenes, and achenes yield was observed in the control variant.

  8. Effects of storage and industrial oilseed extraction methods on the quality and stability characteristics of crude sunflower oil (Helianthus annuus L.

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    Demirci, M.

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available The influence of industrial oilseed extraction methods on the quality and stability of crude sunflower oil (pre-pressed, solvent-extracted, full-pressed and mixed oils was studied by means of the determination of free fatty acids, peroxide value, color value, iron, phosphorus, total and individual tocopherol contents, their stability against oxidation (Rancimat induction time and the fatty acid composition with special emphasis on trans fatty acids. In addition, these crude oils were stored for a period of four months at 40 ± 2°C and analyzed at monthly intervals for free fatty acids, peroxide value, and Rancimat induction time to evaluate their storage stability. The results revealed that the crude sunflower oils obtained by the full-pressed extraction method had worse quality and stability parameters than the crude oils obtained by other extraction methods. Tocopherol content showed a drastic decrease with full-pressed extraction. Also, the crude sunflower oils obtained by the full-pressed extraction presented a higher total trans fatty acid content than the others. On the contrary, the solvent extraction method influenced the phosphorus and iron contents more than the others. The results indicated, however, that pre-pressing the oil appeared to be better than other methods. This study suggests that it is absolutely necessary for the vegetable oil industry to reevaluate the full pressing method as well as the solvent extraction conditions used for sunflowerseeds in order to retain both nutritive value and oxidative stability.La influencia de los métodos industriales de extracción de semillas oleaginosas sobre la calidad y la estabilidad de aceites crudos de girasol (pre-prensado, extraídos con disolventes, prensado completo y mezclas de aceites se ha estudiado mediante la determinación de los ácidos grasos libres, índice de peróxidos, valor del color, hierro, fósforo, contenido de tocoferoles totales e individuales, así como su

  9. Sunflower water productivity in four Great Plains soils

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    Sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) is a drought-adapted crop with a short growing season that reduces irrigation requirements and makes it ideal for regions with limited irrigation water supplies. Our objectives were to evaluate the yield potential of sunflower under deficit irrigation and to determi...

  10. Consumptive Water Use and Crop Coefficients of Irrigated Sunflower

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    In semi-arid environments, the use of irrigation is necessary for sunflower production to reach its maximum potential. The aim of this study was to quantify the consumptive water use and crop coefficients of irrigated sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) without soil water limitations during two growing...

  11. Evapotranspiration of irrigated sunflower in a semi-arid environment

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    Sunflower (Helianthus annuus) is an alternative crop for the Southern High Plains typically produced under dryland; however irrigation offers greater potential for enhanced productivity and quality. Sunflower [cv, S 672 NuSun (Triumph Dwarf)] was grown in 2009 at Bushland, Texas, on two 4.2 ha fiel...

  12. Malic acid or orthophosphoric acid-heat treatments for protecting sunflower (Helianthus annuus) meal proteins against ruminal degradation and increasing intestinal amino acid supply.

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    Arroyo, J M; González, J; Ouarti, M; Silván, J M; Ruiz del Castillo, M L; de la Peña Moreno, F

    2013-02-01

    The protection of sunflower meal (SFM) proteins by treatments with solutions of malic acid (1 M) or orthophosphoric acid (0.67 M) and heat was studied in a 3 × 3 Latin-square design using three diets and three rumen and duodenum cannulated wethers. Acid solutions were applied to SFM at a rate of 400 ml/kg under continuous mixing. Subsequently, treated meals were dried in an oven at 150°C for 6 h. Diets (ingested at 75 g/kg BW0.75) were isoproteic and included 40% Italian ryegrass hay and 60% concentrate. The ratio of untreated to treated SFM in the concentrate was 100 : 0 in the control diet and around 40 : 60 in diets including acid-treated meals. The use of acid-treated meals did not alter either ruminal fermentation or composition of rumen contents and led to moderate reductions of the rumen outflow rates of untreated SFM particles, whereas it did not affect their comminution and mixing rate. In situ effective estimates of by-pass (BP) and its intestinal effective digestibility (IED) of dry matter (DM), CP and amino acids (AAs) were obtained considering both rates and correcting the particle microbial contamination in the rumen using 15N infusion techniques. Estimates of BP and IED decreased applying microbial correction, but these variations were low in agreement with the small contamination level. Protective treatments increased on average the BP of DM (48.5%) and CP (267%), mainly decreasing both the soluble fraction and the degradation rate but also increasing the undegradable fraction, which was higher using orthophosphoric acid. Protective treatments increased the IED of DM (108%) and CP, but this increase was lower using orthophosphoric acid (11.8%) than malic acid (20.7%). Concentrations of AA were similar among all meals, except for a reduction in lysine concentrations using malic acid (16.3%) or orthophosphoric acid (20.5%). Protective treatments also increased on average the BP of all AA, as well as the IED of most of them. Evidence of higher

  13. Physiological growth and yield evaluation in p-mineralized sunflower (helianthus annus l.) under sudano-sahelian agro-ecology, nigeria

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    The study was carried out at the Research and Demonstration Farm, Department of Crop Production, University of Maiduguri (11 degree 47 'N, 13 degree 13 'E) during 2010 and 2011 rainy seasons, to investigate the response of sunflower to phosphorus fertilizer inorganically applied as P/sub 2/O/sub 5/ at the rate 0, 20, 40, 60 and 80 kg ha . The experimental design was randomized complete block and replicated thrice. It was observed that leaf area per plant and plant dry weight increased with increasing P/sub 2/ O/sub 5/ rates (40-60 kg ha ) at 6, 8 and 10 weeks after sowing (WAS) . Crop growth rates similarly increased with increasing P/sub 2/O/sub 5/ rates (40-80 kg ha/sup -1/) at 6 WAS in both years and the combined means for the two years, and at 8 WAS in 2011 and the combined analysis. Days to 50% flowering and head dry weight were not significantly influenced by P/sub 2/O/sub 5/ rates and 1000- grain weights indicated that increased P/sub 2/O/sub 5/P/sub 2/O/sub 5/ application (40-80 kg ha ) enhanced grain filling efficiency and this influenced weight per 1000 - grains during both years. The application of 40 kg P O ha increased grain yield statistically in 2010 rainy season (2289.10 kg ha ) and the combined analysis (1565.20 kg ha). During 2011 rainy season, 80 kg P/sub 2/ O/sub 5/ ha/sup -1/recorded statistically higher grain yield (1153.60 kg ha). Similarly, the application of 80 kg P O ha statistically influenced higher fodder yield (4112.60 kg ha ) in 2010 rainy season; while 60 kg P/sub 2/O/sub 5/ kg ha yielded statistically higher fodder values during 2011 (1873.00 kg ha/sup 1/ ) and combined analysis (2393.30 kg ha ). Application of 60 kg P/sub 2/O/sub 5/ ha also increased the biological yield statistically in 2010 (3709.70 kg ha/sup -1) and lower P/sub 2/ O/sub 5/ rate of 40 kg ha statistically yielded 3980.80 kg ha in the combined analysis while biological yield was not statistically significant during 2011 rainy season. Considering 40 kg P/sub 2/O

  14. Evaluation of rare Helianthus eggertii achenes for oil concentration and fatty acid composition

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    Sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) oil has the potential to be improved for nutritional and industrial purposes through selection and breeding. The narrow genetic base of cultivated sunflower has been broadened by the infusion of genes from wild species, resulting in a continuous improvement in agrono...

  15. Oil Concentration and Fatty Acid Profile of Wild Helianthus Species fron the Southeastern United States

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    Sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) oil has the potential to be improved for industrial and nutritional purposes through selection and breeding. The narrow genetic base of cultivated sunflower has been broadened by the infusion of genes from wild species and agronomic traits have been enhanced. Interes...

  16. Sunflower stem weevil and its larval parasitoids in native sunflowers: Is parasitoid abundance and diversity greater in the US Southwest?

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    Sunflower stem weevils (Cylindrocopturus adspersus) and their larval parasitoids were collected from stems of four native sunflower species (Helianthus annuus, H. nuttallii, H. pauciflorus, and H. petiolaris) from 147 sites across eight states in 2003 and 2005. Native H. annuus constituted the major...

  17. Wild sunflower species from the southeastern United States as potential sources for improving oil content and quality in cultivated sunflower

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    Sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) oil has the potential to be improved for nutritional and industrial purposes through selection and breeding. The narrow genetic base of cultivated sunflower has been broadened by the infusion of genes from wild species, resulting in a continuous improvement in agrono...

  18. Resistance in Cultivated Sunflower Germplasm to the Red Sunflower Seed Weevil (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) in the Northern Great Plains

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    A 6-year field study evaluated 52 sunflower, Helianthus annuus L., accessions, 20 breeding lines, and 9 interspecific crosses for resistance to infestation by naturally occurring populations of the red sunflower seed weevil, Smicronyx fulvus LeConte (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). Germplasm with potent...

  19. Resistance Among Cultivated Sunflower Germplasm to the Banded Sunflower Moth (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) in the Northern Great Plains

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    A five year field trial evaluated 71 oilseed sunflower, Helianthus annuus L., accessions, 32 breeding lines, and 25 interspecific crosses for resistance to infestation by naturally occurring populations of the banded sunflower moth, Cochylis hospes Walsingham (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae), in North Dak...

  20. Comparison of Genetic Diversity of the Germplasm Resources of Confectionary Sunflower (Helianthus annuus) in China Based on RAPDs and AFLPs%中国食用向日葵种质资源遗传变异的RAPD及AFLP分析

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    2003-01-01

    RAPDs and AFLPs were used to determine the genetic relationships among 23 elite cultivars of confectionary sunflowers (Helianthus annuus) from different districts in China. Both approaches uniquely fingerprint each of the accessions. Twenty-six RAPD primers resulted in a total of 192 strong DNA fragments, ranging from 0.26 kb to 1.98 kb, among which 165 (86.12%) were polymorphic. The average number of DNA band produced by each primer was 7.38. A total of 576 AFLP markers were produced with 8 primer combinations, ranging from 100 bp to 500 bp, and 341 polymorphic bands (59.20%) were revealed. The polymorphism rate was 76.00% and the average bands amplified by per primer combination were 72. Effective number of alleles per locus of RAPD marker (1.76) was larger than that of the AFLP marker (1.65). The mean PIC value of AFLP markers (0.38) was lower than that of the RAPD markers (0.41), but AFLP marker had much higher Ai value (38.52) than RAPD marker (6.38). Genetic similarities from RAPD data ranged from 47.84% to 82.06% and the average Nei's coefficient was 0.649 5; the Nei's coefficient of similarity from AFLP data ranged from 54.15% to 83.52%, and the average Nei's coefficient was 0.688 4. However, standard deviation (SD) of RAPDs was 0.13 but the SD of AFLPs was 0.08. In general, the RAPD data gave lower similarity values and higher SD values than those based on the AFLP analysis. The correlation coefficient between the two genetic similarity matrices was 0.51, revealing the estimations of genetic relationship provided by the two marker systems were only moderate. However, cluster analyses of RAPD or AFLP data divided the 23 sunflower genotypes into identical 3 groups.%本研究采用RAPD和AFLP方法对23个中国不同地区的食用向日葵(Helianthus annuus L.)骨干品种进行了遗传变异分析,同时对两种标记系统进行了比较.26个RAPD引物产生了总计192条DNA条带,大小分布于0.26 kb~1.98 kb之间,其中165条(86.12%)具有多

  1. Development of sunflower hybrids tolerant to tribenuron methyl

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    Jocić Siniša; Malidža Goran; Cvejić Sandra; Hladni Nada; Miklič Vladimir; Škorić Dragan

    2011-01-01

    Discovery of tribenuron-methyl resistant wild Helianthus annuus L. population (ANN-KAN) created an opportunity for expansion of sunflower herbicide resistance breeding program. The aim of this study was development of sunflower hybrids resistant to tribenuron-methyl. Creation of tribenuron-methyl resistant hybrids would enable the use of a wider palette of herbicides for sunflower, more efficient chemical control of Cirsium arvense and more economically pro...

  2. Development of sunflower hybrids with different oil quality

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    Škorić D.; Jocić S.; Lečić N.; Sakač Z.

    2007-01-01

    The cultivated sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) is one of most important oil crops of the world. Although sunflower is primarily grown for extraction of its seed oil there is a limited production of non-oilseed sunflower types which are used in confections industry or as bird feed. The objective of this research was development of hybrids with high and stable oleic acid content and modified tocopherol composition, with high values for the two most important agronomic characters (seed yield an...

  3. Mutagenesis in sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) breeding

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    Seeds of two inbred lines, one with a low, the other with a medium seed oil content, were treated with gamma rays. Plant damage in M1 was observed as well as a decrease in germination and a reduction in plant height. During plant development, deviations were observed in the leaves, petioles, branches and heads. Earliness, plant height and branching patterns were observed in the M2 generation. A considerable variation in breeding is necessary to increase the oil yield. This depends on several quantitative components. Preliminary data in M2 show that changes were induced; screening is continuing. (author). 8 refs, 5 tabs

  4. Sources of resistance to Sclerotinia sclerotiorum (Lib) de Bary in a natural Helianthus gene pool

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    Cerboncini C.; Beine G.; Binsfeld P.C.; Dresen B.; Peisker H.; Zerwas A.; Schnabl H.

    2002-01-01

    Sclerotinia sclerotiorum (Lib) de Bary is one of the major diseases of sunflower {Helianthus annuus). The pathogen can attack all parts of the plant at every stage of plant growth, predominantly the capitulum, leaf and stem. In the present study, several perennial Helianthus species of diverse origin were evaluated for resistance level to mid-stem and leaf infection using an inoculation method. The evaluation revealed considerable and significant differences among the genotypes in all recorde...

  5. Effects of Exogenous Vc on Seed Germination and Physiological Properties of Oil Sunflower (Helianthus annuus) under Salt Stress%外源Vc对盐胁迫下油葵种子萌发和幼苗生理特性的影响

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    卢精林; 高彦娟; 常玉娇

    2015-01-01

    Objective] This study aimed to provide the theoretical and technical basis for al eviating salt damages in production practice of oil sunflower (Helianthus annu-us). [Method] Seeds of oil sunflower were used as experimental materials and treat-ed with 120 mmol/L NaCl solution and 0-200 mg/L Vc solution during the germina-tion process, to investigate the effects of exogenous Vc on seed germination and physiological properties of oil sunflower under salt stress. [Result] Under salt stress, with the increase of Vc concentration, germination potential and germination rate of oil sunflower seeds, superoxide dismutase (SOD) and peroxidase (POD) activities and proline (Pro) content of oil sunflower seedlings increased first and then de-clined, which reached the maixmum in 80 mg/L Vc treatment, 120 mg/L Vc treat-ment and 80 mg/L Vc treatment, respectively; malondialdehyde (MDA) content of oil sunflower seedlings declined first and then increased, which reached the minimum in 160 mg/L Vc treatment. [Conclusion] To varying degrees, Vc could improve ger-mination potential and germination rate of oil sunflower seeds and promote seedling growth under salt stress, thus al eviating the damages of salt stress to seed germi-nation and seedling growth of oil sunflower.%[目的]为实际生产中缓解油葵盐害提供理论和技术依据。[方法]以油葵种子为试验材料,在种子萌发过程中选用120mmol/L NaCl盐胁迫和0~200 mg/L Vc 溶液进行处理,研究外源 Vc对盐胁迫下油葵种子萌发指标和幼苗生理特性的影响。[结果]在盐胁迫下,随着 Vc溶液浓度的增加,油葵种子发芽势和发芽率、幼苗超氧化物岐化酶( SOD)和过氧化物酶(POD)活性、脯氨酸(Pro)含量均呈现先升高后降低的趋势,分别以80 mg/L、120 mg/L、80 mg/L的 Vc处理达到最大值;幼苗丙二醛(MDA)含量呈现先降后升的趋势,以160 mg/L Vc处理达到最小值。[结论] Vc能不同程度地提高

  6. Effect of various phosphorus availabilities on radiation-use efficiency in sunflower biomass until anthesis

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    Sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) cv. SELECT was grown in 1994 on a 25 year long-term phosphorus (P) field experiment. Phosphorus rates applied annually are: 0 (P0), 17.5 (P1), 35 (P2), and 70 (P4) kg P/ha. The experiment confirms the seasonal trend of Radiation-Use Efficiency (RUE) over the growing period from B4/B5 to F1 stage. RUE values ranges were: P0 (0.8-2.5), P1 (1.0-2.6), P2 (1.2-3.0), and P4 (1.2-3.7) with accumulated IPAR ranging from 25 to roughly 250 MJ/m2. Sunflower RUE was insensitive to or only weakly sensitive to P nutritional conditions ranging from poor (P0) to moderate (P1). By contrast, RUE of sunflower grown in high (P2) to very high (P4) available P conditions were much higher at any time of the growing period. In soils well endowed in P, it may be worth taking into account this RUE sensitivity for modelling dry matter accumulation in sunflower

  7. The nonvolatile metabolome of sunflower linear glandular trichomes.

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    Spring, Otmar; Pfannstiel, Jens; Klaiber, Iris; Conrad, Jürgen; Beifuß, Uwe; Apel, Lysanne; Aschenbrenner, Anna-Katharina; Zipper, Reinhard

    2015-11-01

    Uniseriate linear glandular trichomes occur on stems, leaves and flowering parts of Helianthus species and related taxa. Their metabolic activity and biological function are still poorly understood. A phytochemical study documented the accumulation of bisabolene type sesquiterpenes and flavonoids as the major constituents of the non-volatile metabolome of linear glandular trichomes in the common sunflower, Helianthus annuus. Besides known sesquiterpenes of the glandulone, helibisabonol and heliannuol type, four previously undescribed sesquiterpenes named glandulone D, E, F and helibisabonol C were identified by spectroscopic analysis. In addition, four known nevadensin type flavonoids varying in O-methoxy substitutions were found. None of them has previously been reported from Helianthus annuus. PMID:26412774

  8. Impact of irrigation on larval density of stem-infesting pests of cultivated sunflower in Kansas

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    The guild of stem-infesting insect pests of cultivated sunflower, Helianthus annuus L., within the central Plains is a concern to producers chiefly due to losses caused by plant lodging from the sunflower stem weevil, Cylindrocopturus adspersus (LeConte) (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) and Dectes texanu...

  9. Agronomic and Natural Rubber Characteristics of Sunflower as a Rubber-Producing Plant

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    Sunflower (Helianthus annuus L., Asteraceae) is a genus native to North American and is a potential natural rubber (NR) producing crop. The objectives of the study were to: 1) evaluate commercial sunflower cultivars to determine biomass production and how they partition biomass into leaves, stems, ...

  10. Effect of seeding date and N rate on sunflower yields, oil content and composition

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    Sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) is not a commonly grown crop in southeastern US. However, recent research has demonstrated the potential for sunflower to be grown as a cash crop in the region. Field experiment was conducted in 2007 to evaluate the effect of N (0, 67, 134, and 202 kg ha-1), seeding...

  11. Identification and characterization of filamentous fungi isolated from the sunflower (Helianthus annus L.) rhizosphere according to their capacity to hydrolyse inulin Identificação e caracterização de fungos filamentosos isolados de rizosfera de girassol (Helianthus annus L.) de acordo com a capacidade de hidrolisar inulina

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    Cristina Maria de Souza-Motta; Maria Auxiliadora de Queiroz Cavalcanti; Maria José dos Santos Fernandes; Débora Maria Massa Lima; João Paulo Nascimento; Delson Laranjeira

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    Filamentous fungi able to hydrolyse inulin have been isolated from the rhizosphere of plants whose roots contain this polysaccharide. This study reports results concerning the isolation and identification of filamentous fungi from the soil used for sunflower cultivation and from the sunflower rhizosphere cultivated in field and in greenhouse. Fungi were evaluated according to their capacity to hydrolyse inulin and the variation in the diversity of these fungi during the plant's life cycle was...

  12. Relative efficiency of mustard (Brassica juncea l.) and sunflower (Helianthus annuus l.) in utilizing soil phosphorous in presence of P, 2n and FYM under normal and saline soil conditions

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    Studies with 32P labelled fertilizer on mustard and sunflower showed a marked reduction in drymatter accumulation, total P uptake, per cent Pdff and per cent P utilization at 10.6 dSm-1 level of salinity over normal one. Except drymatter accumulation, the extent of reduction in total P uptake, per cent Pdff and per cent P utilization was of higher magnitude in sunflower as compared to mustard. Application of P either alone or in conjunction with Zn/FYM gave significantly higher values of drymatter yield, total P uptake, per cent Pdff and per cent P utilization in both the crops. Data further, revealed that application of P in conjunction with FYM was found more beneficial as compared to zinc. It was also observed that the per cent P utilization of applied fertilizer in these crops decreased at higher (80 kg P2O5/ha) level of P. Amongst the varieties of mustard and sunflower, tested, PR-45 of mustard and EC-69874 of sunflower showed higher yield potential and utilization of native soil phosphorus more efficiently, while Pusa Bold of mustard and Surya of sunflower utilized fertilizer phosphorus more efficiently. (author). 24 refs., 2 tables

  13. Sesquiterpene Lactone Composition of Wild and Cultivated Sunflowers and Biological Activity against an Insect Pest.

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    Prasifka, Jarrad R; Spring, Otmar; Conrad, Jürgen; Cook, Leonard W; Palmquist, Debra E; Foley, Michael E

    2015-04-29

    Sesquiterpene lactones in sunflowers, Helianthus spp., are important to interactions with pathogens, weeds, and insects. Across a broad range of Helianthus annuus, differences in composition of sesquiterpene lactones extracted from disc florets were found between wild and cultivated sunflowers and also between distinct groups of inbreds used to produce sunflower hybrids. Discriminant function analysis showed the presence and relative abundance of argophyllone B, niveusin B, and 15-hydroxy-3-dehydrodesoxyfruticin were usually (75%) effective at classifying wild sunflowers, cultivated inbreds, and hybrids. Argophyllone B reduced the larval mass of the sunflower moth, Homeosoma electellum, by >30%, but only at a dose greater than that found in florets. Low doses of mixed extracts from cultivated florets produced a similar (≈40%) reduction in larval mass, suggesting combinations of sesquiterpene lactones act additively. Although the results support a role for sesquiterpene lactones in herbivore defense of cultivated sunflowers, additional information is needed to use these compounds purposefully in breeding. PMID:25853587

  14. Nutritive Value of Sunflower Silages Ensiled with Corn or Alfalfa at Different Rate

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    TAN, Mustafa

    2015-01-01

    Sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) having shorter growing season, better cold tolerant and more drought resistant is important alternative silage plant in highlands. But it has poor silage quality. To improve the quality of sunflower silage can be mixed an appropriate amount of corn (Zea mays L.) and alfalfa (Medicago sativa L.). This research was carried out to evaluate quality characteristics of nine silage types: Sunflower, corn and alfalfa silages; plus their some mixtures silages (75% sunf...

  15. Breeding for specialty oil types in sunflower

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    Fernández-Martínez J.M.; Pérez-Vich B.; Velasco L.; Domínguez J.

    2007-01-01

    Oil quality in vegetable oils is a relative concept that depends on the enduse of the oil. Vegetable oils are intended for food applications (salads and cooking oils, margarines, shortenings, etc) and nonfood industrial applications (biodiesel, lubricants, surfactants, etc). Sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) oil has been traditionally appreciated in the world oil market. However, new emerging markets are demanding changes in oil quality for both food and nonfood applications. Nutritional and f...

  16. Natural Rubber Quantification in Sunflower Using an Automated Solvent Extractor

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    Leaves of sunflower (Helianthus annuus) produce a small amount of low molecular weight natural rubber (NR) and this species has potential as a rubber-producing crop plant. Quantifying NR in plant tissue has traditionally been accomplished using Soxhlet or gravimetric methodologies. Accelerated solve...

  17. First Report of Charcoal Rot of Sunflower in Minnesota

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    A field of oilseed sunflower (Helianthus annuus L. hybrid 'Pioneer 63M82') was observed with uneven maturation in west central Minnesota near Aldrich (Todd County) in late September, 2009. The field's soil type was sandy loam and cropping history was oats in 2008 preceded by four years of alfalfa. M...

  18. Ecological characterization of wild Helianthus annuus and H. petiolaris germplasm in Argentina

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    Helianthus annuus and H. petiolaris (Asteraceae) are wild sunflowers native to North America but have become naturalized in central Argentina covering an area of about 5 million hectares. Wild H. annuus has been recognized as invader species in several countries, but no research has been done to stu...

  19. Seed moisture at physiological maturity in oilseed and confectionary sunflower hybrids in the Northern U.S.

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    Desiccating sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) to hasten harvest has become a common practice in the northern U.S. and can aid in reducing yield loss associated with severe weather and bird predation. Currently, it is recommended to apply desiccants to sunflower at 35% or less seed moisture correspond...

  20. Breeding of a new sunflower variety Shaankuiza No.1 (Helianthus annuus L.)%油用向日葵杂交种陕葵杂1号的选育

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    肖恩时; 刘耀斌; 白世斌; 樊好连; 权景春

    2003-01-01

    利用国外向日葵(Helianthus annuus L.)杂交种及我国自交系作为基本育种材料,通过回交与自交的方法,选育出含油率高、自花结实性好、产量高的油葵新品种陕葵杂1号,陕西省油葵品种区域试验平均产量2 400kg/hm2,生产试验平均产量3 450kg/hm2,含油量47%,出仁率75%.

  1. Integration of sunflower (Helianthus annuus residues with a pre-plant herbicide enhances weed suppression in broad bean (Vicia faba Integração de resíduos de girassol (Helianthus annuus com herbicida pré-emergente na supressão de plantas daninhas na cultura da fava (Vicia faba

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    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Field trial was conducted with the aim of utilizing allelopathic crop residues to reduce the use of synthetic herbicides in broad bean (Vicia faba fields. Sunflower residue at 600 and 1,400 g m-2 and Treflan (trifluralin at 50, 75 and 100% of recommended dose were incorporated into the soil alone or in combination with each other. Untreated plots were maintained as a control. Herbicide application in plots amended with sunflower residue had the least total weed count and biomass, which was even better than herbicide used alone. Integration of recommended dose of Treflan with sunflower residue at 1,400 g m-² produced maximum (987.5 g m-2 aboveground biomass of broad bean, which was 74 and 36% higher than control and recommended herbicide dose applied alone, respectively. Combination of herbicide and sunflower residue appeared to better enhance pod number and yield per unit area than herbicide alone. Application of 50% dose of Treflan in plots amended with sunflower residue resulted in similar yield advantage as was noticed with 100% herbicide dose. Chromatographic analysis of residue-infested field soil indicated the presence of several phytotoxic compounds of phenolic nature. Periodic data revealed that maximum suppression in weed density and dry weight synchronized with peak values of phytotoxins observed 4 weeks after incorporation of sunflower residues. Integration of sunflower residues with lower herbicide rates can produce effective weed suppression without compromising yield as a feasible and environmentally sound approach in broad bean fields.O experimento foi realizado com o objetivo de utilizar resíduos agrícolas com potencial alelopático para reduzir o uso de herbicidas sintéticos em fava (Vicia faba. Resíduos de girassol (600 e 1,400 g m-2 e Treflan (50, 75 e 100% da dose recomendada foram incorporados ao solo isoladamente ou em combinação uns com os outros. Parcelas não tratadas foram mantidas como controle. A aplicação de

  2. Spectacular Sunflowers

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    McNeece, Molly

    2010-01-01

    In this article, the author illustrates how she shares her love of sunflowers with her kindergarten and first-grade students through an interesting art lesson. Sunflowers are easy to grow, so the author started the lesson four months earlier with inexpensive seed packets. She planted many varieties, but she most likes the colors of the Mexican…

  3. 根癌农杆菌介导的向日葵遗传转化体系的建立%Establishment of Sunflower (Helianthus annuus) Transformation by Agrobacterium-mediated

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    郝彦玲; 朱本忠; 朱鸿亮; 栾春光; 罗云波; 段晓昱

    2005-01-01

    采用携带gus和hpt基因双元表达载体pCAMBIA1301的根癌农杆菌(Agrobacterium tumefaciens)EHA105对向日葵(Helianthus annuus)品种新葵杂6号的茎尖分生组织进行遗传转化,以共培养后7 d外植体的gus基因纯合表达频率为指标测定转化率.结果表明,潮霉素适宜的筛选浓度为10mg/L,根癌农杆菌侵染浓度OD600=0.8,果胶酶(0.05%)与纤维素酶(0.1%)共同消化外植体30 min,共培养温度24℃,共培养培养基中添加乙酰丁香酮(ACS)100μmol/L,向日葵茎尖gus基因纯合表达率高达32.8%.对抗性苗进行PCR和Southern blot检测,初步证明T-DNA上的hpt基因已整合向日葵的基因组中.

  4. Cloning and Evolutionary Analysis of Actin Gene from Sunflower(Helianthus annuus)%向日葵肌动蛋白基因的cDNA克隆及进化分析

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    李园莉; 江元清; 赵武玲; 阎隆飞

    2002-01-01

    本研究以向日葵(Helianthus annuus)为材料,提取其总RNA,根据植物肌动蛋白基因编码区的5'和3'朱端设计简并引物.利用RT-PCR技术,用5'RACE试剂盒扩增出向日葵肌动蛋白基因编码区全长.以豌豆肌动蛋白cDNA作探针的Southem杂交检测表明扩增出了肌动蛋白基因.将所获片段克隆到pGEM-T载体后进行测序,所得序列与GenBank已知肌动蛋白基因序列的相似性均在60%以上,其中与之相似性最高的锦葵为85%;与主要高等植物肌动蛋白氨基酸序列的相似性达80%以上.根据氨基酸序列的相似性绘制主要高等植物肌动蛋白的系统树(种系树),表明向日葵肌动蛋白与锦葵肌动蛋白可能由同一祖先进化而来.

  5. The Infection Processes of Sclerotinia sclerotiorum in Basal Stem Tissue of a Susceptible Genotype of Helianthus annuus L.

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    Davar, Robab; Reza DARVISHZADEH; Majd, Ahmad; Ardashir KHARABIAN MASOULEH; Yobert GHOSTA

    2012-01-01

    Sunflower, Helianthus annuus L., is a major oil seed crop widely cultivated throughout the globe. White mold, caused by necrotrophic pathogen Sclerotinia sclerotiorum (Lib.) de Bary, is a common and widespread pathogen of sunflower. The infection process of S. sclerotiorum was studied in the stem base of infected host tissues by light microscopy and Hemi-thin sectioning techniques. Host-pathogen interactions were examined at the plant surface and cellular level of a susceptible genotype (C146...

  6. MOLECULAR DEMOGRAPHIC HISTORY OF THE ANNUAL SUNFLOWERS HELIANTHUS ANNUUS AND H. PETIOLARIS—LARGE EFFECTIVE POPULATION SIZES AND RATES OF LONG-TERM GENE FLOW

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    Strasburg, Jared L.; Rieseberg, Loren H.

    2008-01-01

    Hybridization between distinct species may lead to introgression of genes across species boundaries, and this pattern can potentially persist for extended periods as long as selection at some loci or genomic regions prevents thorough mixing of gene pools. However, very few reliable estimates of long-term levels of effective migration are available between hybridizing species throughout their history. Accurate estimates of divergence dates and levels of gene flow require data from multiple unl...

  7. Sunflower disease compendium: Sunflower botany

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    The number one challenge for global sunflower production is diseases. Sunflower is the fifth largest oilseed crop grown in temperate and subtropical areas in 72 countries and on every continent, except Antarctica. This has facilitated the spread of diseases globally. Disease control can be by chemic...

  8. Efeito da mistura da planta de girassol (Helianthus annuus L., durante a ensilagem do capim-elefante (Pennisetum purpureum Schum. no valor nutritivo da silagem Effect of the mixture of the sunflower plant (Helianthus annuus L. during the ensiling with the elephantgrass (Pennisetum purpureum Shum. on nutritive value of silage

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    Adauton Vilela Rezende

    2002-09-01

    Full Text Available O girassol foi misturado ao capim-elefante (Pennisetum purpureum Schum na ensilagem. A colheita do capim-elefante foi realizada manualmente após 70 dias do corte de uniformização, à altura de 10 cm da superfície do solo. Para confecção da silagem, foram utilizados os híbridos de girassol M-742 e M-92007. As misturas capim-elefante e girassol foram feitas nas seguintes proporções de matéria verde: 100 e 0%, 75 e 25%; 50 e 50%; 25 e 75%; 0 e 100% de capim e girassol, respectivamente. As plantas foram picadas mecanicamente em partículas de 2,0 a 3,0 cm de tamanho, ensiladas por 30 dias, em silos de "PVC" de dez centímetros de diâmetro e quarenta centímetros de altura. Foram avaliadas as porcentagens de matéria seca (MS, proteína bruta (PB, extrato etéreo (EE, fibra em detergente neutro (FDN, digestibilidade in vitro da matéria seca (DIVMS e valores de pH das silagens. O delineamento experimental empregado foi o inteiramente casualizado, com quatro repetições. Concluiu-se que as silagens de capim-elefante com mistura da planta de girassol apresentaram maiores porcentagens de MS, PB, EE e valores de pH, aumentos na DIVMS e menor porcentagem de FDN na matéria seca com o aumento dos níveis de substituição.A mixture sunflower and elephant grass has been used for ensiling. Elephant grass was harvested manually 70 days after a plot leveling a height of 10cm from soil surface. For silage making, the sunflower hybrids M-742 and M-92007 were utilized. The mixtures of sunflower and elephantgrass were done at the following ratios of green matter 100 and 0%; 75 and 25%; 50 and 50%; 25% and 75%;0 and 100%, of grass and sunflower, respectively. Plants were chopped mechanically in particles of 2.0 to 3.0 cm in size, ensiled for 30 days in PVC silos 10 centimeters in diameter and 40 centimeter height. The evaluated variables were as follow: Percentages of dry matter (DM, crude protein (CP, ether extract (EE, neutral detergent fiber (NDF in

  9. Post-anthesis development of oil content and composition with respect to seed moisture in two high-oleic sunflower hybrids in the northern US

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    Desiccating sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) at physiological maturity (PM) or as early as possible can be used to hasten harvest and thus, reduce yield loss associated with severe weather, plant degradation, and bird predation. Previous work showed that two modern oilseed sunflower hybrids studied ...

  10. Use of extracts of sunflower-seed oil (Helianthus annus L. for the treatment of cutaneous injuries in equine metatarsus: a case report Uso do óleo de semente de girassol (Helianthus annus no tratamento de lesões cutâneas no metatarso de um equino: relato de caso

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    C.S. Coelho

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available This study describes an eighteen-year-old filly after an injury in the region of the dorsal left metatarsus, admitted to veterinary assistance. In addition to the normal treatment, which was characterized by cleaning and topical application of povidone-iodine, sunflower-seed oil was applied locally in order to improve and fasten wound healing. Macroscopic and clinical improvements of the wound healing were observed. The preliminary chemical and physical analyses have shown the stearic acid as the main component. The results suggest that the sunflower-seed oil enable a faster wound healing in horses.O presente relato se refere a uma potra de 18 meses de idade que foi encaminhada a atendimento veterinário após sofrer grave lesão na região dorsal do metatarso esquerdo. Além do tratamento convencional, caracterizado pela limpeza e aplicação tópica de iodo-povidine, foi aplicado no local óleo de semente de girassol na tentativa de melhorar e acelerar a cicatrização da ferida. Foi observada a melhora clínica e macroscópica da lesão. Análises preliminares químicas e físicas demonstraram o ácido esteárico como principal componente do óleo usado. Os resultados sugerem que o óleo de semente de girassol é capaz de acelerar e melhorar a qualidade de cicatrização em feridas de equinos.

  11. Effect of the complexity of sunflower growing regions on the genetic progress achieved by breeding programs

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    2012-01-01

    Sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) breeding programs typically target heterogeneous regions, where large genotype × environment interactions (GEI) complicate genetic progress. Some understanding of the underlying factors, nature and repeatability of GEIs can help to accommodate their effects. This review summarizes the findings of a series of studies conducted in Argentina with the goals of understanding the effect of GEIs on sunflower yield progress and desi...

  12. The biology and behavior of the longhorned beetle, Dectes texanus on sunflower and soybean

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    Michaud, J. P; Grant, Angela K.

    2005-01-01

    The biology and behavior of the longhorned beetle Dectes texanus LeConte (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) was studied on two host plants that suffer economic losses from this pest; sunflower, Helianthus annuus, and soybean, Glycines max. Reciprocal crosses of D. texanus collected from the two plants all produced viable progeny, indicating that conspecific insects attack both crops. Pupae from soybean stalks weighed about 40% less than those from sunflower, and adults fed on soybean lived a mean of ...

  13. Biochemical characterization of resistance against Alternaria helianthi in cultivated and wild sunflowers

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    Madhavi K.J.; Sujatha M; Reddy Ram Raja P.; Rao Chander

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    The biochemical basis of resistance to the leaf spot/blight pathogen A. helianthi was compared in six wild Helianthus species, possessing three ploidy levels (dlploid, telrapiold and hexaplotd) and different degrees of resistance to helianthi, and cultivated sunflower (H. annuus cv. CO-4 susceptible check) in terms of sugar, phenols and isozymes of peroxidase. polyhenol oxidase and chitinase. The resistant species of wild sunflowers (H. tuberosus. H. occidentalis) possessed higher levels of c...

  14. Crescimento, desenvolvimento e retardamento da senescência foliar em girassol de vaso (Helianthus annuus L.: fontes e doses de nitrogênio Growth, development and delay of leaf senescence in pot-grown sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.: sources and rates of nitrogen

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    Joelma Dutra Fagundes

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    Full Text Available O girassol é a quarta oleaginosa em produção de grãos no mundo e alguns genótipos são usados com finalidade ornamental para flor de corte e de vaso (girassol de vaso. O objetivo do trabalho foi avaliar o efeito de diferentes fontes e doses de nitrogênio sobre alguns parâmetros de crescimento, desenvolvimento e no retardamento da senescência das folhas basais em girassol de vaso. Um experimento foi conduzido em casa de vegetação, em Santa Maria, RS. Os tratamentos foram: uréia, nitrato de amônio e nitrato de cálcio nas doses de 0, 50, 100 e 150mg L-1 de N na solução de fertirrigação, com duas aplicações semanais. O experimento foi um bi-fatorial (fontes e doses de N no delineamento inteiramente casualizado, com seis repetições. Cada repetição foi um vaso no 15 (1,3L, 15cm de altura com uma planta por vaso. As variáveis analisadas foram: número final de folhas, altura final de plantas, porcentagem de folhas senescentes no ponto de venda, porcentagem de folhas senescentes no final de vida de vaso, área foliar total da planta, filocrono e a soma térmica acumulada da emergência ao botão visível e da emergência ao ponto de venda. A fonte de N tem influência sobre a área foliar do girassol de vaso, sendo a uréia recomendável para o maior crescimento das folhas. A dose de N em torno de 100mg L-1 aplicada duas vezes por semana via fertirrigação favorece características desejáveis para a comercialização, como precocidade e retardamento da senescência das folhas.Sunflower is the fourth oil grain crop grown worldwide and some genotypes are used with ornamental purpose as cut and pot-grown flower. The objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of different sources and rates of nitrogen on some growth and developmental parameters, and on the delay of leaf senescence in pot-grown sunflower. An experiment was carried out inside a greenhouse in Santa Maria, RS, Brazil. Treatments were: urea, ammonium nitrate and

  15. 向日葵病程相关蛋白 HaPR1基因的克隆与功能%Cloning and Function Analysis of Pathogenesis Related Protein Gene HaPR1 from Sunflower (Helianthus annuus)

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    马立功; 张匀华; 孟庆林; 石凤梅; 刘佳; 李易初; 王志英

    2015-01-01

    Pathogenesis-related proteins are commonly used as markers of plant defense responses. The full-length cDNA of pathogenesis-related protein 1 (PR1) named HaPR1 in Helianthus annuus was cloned based on the transcriptome of H. annuus induced by Sclerotinia sclerotiorum, and its expression model and function were analyzed in this study. Sequence analysis showed that the cDNA of HaPR1 (GenBank accession No. KR071874) contained a 489 bp ORF encoding a protein of 162 amino acids residues with the molecular mass of 17.52 kD and theoretical pI of 8.19, HaPR1 possessed six conserved cysteine and four con-served allergen V5/Tpx-1 related domain. The HaPR1 was highly homologous with PR1 in other species. Real-time PCR analysis showed that expression level of HaPR1 was the highest in leaf, and was significantly induced by drought, salt stress, oxalic acid, S. sclerotiorum and its metabolites. Then the HaPR1 gene was transformed into tobacco by Agrobacterium tumefaciens to further verify its function. The results showed that the expression of HaPR1 improved the resistance of transgenic lines, and significantly increased SOD, POD, and CAT activities and reduced the content of MDA. It suggested that HaPR1 has a function of resistance to S. sclerotiorum.%病程相关蛋白(pathogenesis-related proteins)经常被用作植物抗病反应的分子标记。本文在核盘菌诱导向日葵转录组文库的基础上克隆1个病程相关蛋白1基因 HaPR1的 cDNA 全长序列,并进行了表达模式和功能分析。结果表明,该基因 cDNA 全长开放阅读框为489 bp,编码162个氨基酸,分子量为17.52 kD,等电点为8.19,具有6个保守半胱氨酸,4个保守的 allergen V5/Tpx-1结构域, GenBank 登录号为 KR071874。经比较 HaPR1与多种物种 PR1高度同源。实时荧光定量 PCR 检测结果表明, HaPR1相对表达量在向日葵叶中最高,根中其次,茎中最低。干旱、盐、草酸、核盘菌及其代谢物均可显著诱导其表达。利用农

  16. Sunflower trypsin inhibitor-1.

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    Korsinczky, Michael L J; Schirra, Horst Joachim; Craik, David J

    2004-10-01

    SFTI-1 is a bicyclic 14 amino acid peptide that was originally isolated from the seeds of the sunflower Helianthus annuus. It is a potent inhibitor of trypsin, with a sub-nanomolar K(i) value and is homologous to the active site region of the well-known family of serine protease inhibitors known as the Bowman-Birk trypsin inhibitors. It has a cyclic backbone that is cross-braced by a single disulfide bridge and a network of hydrogen bonds that result in a well-defined structure. SFTI-1 is amenable to chemical synthesis, allowing for the creation of synthetic variants. Alterations to the structure such as linearising the backbone or removing the disulfide bridge do not reduce the potency of SFTI-1 significantly, and minimising the peptide to as few as nine residues results in only a small decrease in reactivity. The creation of linear variants of SFTI-1 also provides a tool for investigating putative linear precursor peptides. The mechanism of biosynthesis of SFTI-1 is not yet known but it seems likely that it is a gene-coded product that has arisen from a precursor protein that may be evolutionarily related to classic Bowman-Birk inhibitors. PMID:15544530

  17. 双酶法制备葵花籽肽的工艺研究%Two-step Enzymatic Hydrolysis for Preparation of Peptides from Sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) Protein Isolates

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    刘平伟; 刘会平; 陈苓

    2013-01-01

    利用双酶法水解葵花籽分离蛋白(SPI)制备葵花蛋白肽,探讨各因素对水解度(Dcgrcc of hydrolysis,DH)和肽含量的影响,目的在于确定葵花蛋白肽制备的最佳酶解条件.结果表明:最佳酶解条件为底物浓度5.0× 10-2 g/mL,温度为53.5℃,pH 8.5,按照[E/S]为1.0x 10-2 g/g加Alcalase 2.4 L,酶解104 min,调整pH为7.5,按照[E/S]为0.44×10-2 g/g添加Flavourzyme酶解120 min.此工艺得到水解液中肽含量为4.25 mg/mL,DH为30.97%,与单酶法相比,肽含量显著提高.%Two-step enzymatic hydrolysis reactions were investigated to prepare peptides from sunflower protein isolates. In order to maximize content of peptides and optimal degree of hydrolysis (DH), crucial hydrolysis parameters were optimized. Results showed that the maximum content of peptides of 4.249 mg/mL was obtained under the following conditions in the first enzymatic step: Alcalase 2.4 Ldosage 1.0 ×10-2g/g . hydrolysis time 104 min, temperaure 55 ℃, pH 8.5, and substrate concentration 5×10-2 g/mL. In the second enzymatic step, the optimum conditions were,: Flavourzyme dosage 0.44xl0"2 g/g, reaction time 120 min and pH 7.5. Unde the optimum condition, the DH was 30.97%. In addition, much higher peptide contents than using single enzyme method was found when using this two-step enzymatic method.

  18. Indication of Genetic Linkage Map for Sunflower by SSR Markers%SSR分子标记丰富向日葵(Helianthus annuus L.)遗传图谱的研究

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    黄先群; Genzbitelle L.; Fabre F.; Saraffi A.

    2012-01-01

    为了提高向日葵遗传图谱的密度和实用性,以125个来源于PAC-2和RHA-266杂交的F(8)代重组自交系(RIIs)群体为材料,利用筒单序列重复(Simple sequence repeat,SSR)标记,采用MAPMARKER软件对向日英遗传图谱进行标注,并从300对SSR引物中筛选出51对多态性引物对群体进行标记.结果表明:①51对多态性引物中有19对引物无多态性或条带不清晰,32对引物表现多态性;②共检测到35个多态性位点,分布在图谱的15条连锁群上.③标记后的图谱总长度为2914.5 Cm,比原来的图谱增长7.5 Cm.④标记间平均距离由9.0 Cm缩短为8.1 Cm.%This study aimed to improve density and practicality of the genetic map of sunflower baaed on a 125 Fs RILa population derived from a cross between PAC-2 and RHA-266 by adding some SSR markers. A total of 300 pairs of SSR primers were used to screen polymorphic markers between the parents and some of their RILs, of which 51 pain of the primers showed polymorphism. The results of screening the RILs population revealed that 19 SSR primer without polymorphism or non-reading, 32 SSR pairs showed polymorphism with 35 alleles added into the map. They were distributed in the 15 linkage groups of the maps. The new map covered a total length of 2914.5 cM, 7.5 cM longer than the original map. The average distance between adjacent markers was 8.1 cM instead of original 9.0 cM.

  19. PHYTOREMEDIATION OF LEAD AND CADMIUM CONTAMINATED SOILS USING SUNFLOWER PLANT

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    Nasser Sewalem; Soad Elfeky; Fatma El- Shintinawy

    2014-01-01

    Phytremediation has emerged as a practical approach to clean up metal-polluted soils. In this study the role of sunflower ( Helianthus annuus L.) plants as a potential phytoremediator to soils contaminated with cadmium (Cd) and lead (Pb) was investigated. Our results showed that the effect of Cd was stronger on the growth of the roots, while the effect of Pb was stronger on the shoots of sunflower seedlings. At the physiological level, Cd treatment was found to induce low levels of lipid pero...

  20. Consumo voluntário e digestibilidade aparente da matéria seca, matéria orgânica, energia e parede celular das silagens de quatro genótipos de girassol (Helianthus annus Voluntary intake and apparent digestibility of dry matter, organic matter, energy and cell wall components of silages of four sunflower (Helianthus annus genotypes

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    H.J.F. Ko

    2005-10-01

    Full Text Available O valor nutricional de silagens de quatro genótipos de girassol (Rumbosol 91, M734, C11 e S430 foi avaliado a partir do consumo voluntário e da digestibilidade aparente da matéria seca, da matéria orgânica, da energia e dos componentes da parede celular. Vinte carneiros adultos foram alojados em gaiolas metabólicas, em delineamento inteiramente ao acaso, com quatro tratamentos e cinco repetições. Não foram observadas diferenças para consumo de matéria seca, matéria orgânica, energia digestível e metabolizável e dos componentes fibrosos entre os genótipos de girassol. A digestibilidade aparente da matéria orgânica foi superior para os genótipos R91, M734 e S430, no entanto não influenciou o consumo de matéria orgânica digestível. As silagens de girassol foram classificadas como alimento volumoso de boa qualidade, uma vez que o consumo de matéria seca foi acima dos requisitos recomendados para mantença animal, 63,6; 69,6; 50,2 e 74,5g MS/kg0,75/dia para R91, M734, C11 e S430, respectivamente. O baixo coeficiente de digestibilidade aparente médio da FDN (32,3% e da FDA (28,7% foi conseqüência da baixa qualidade dos constituintes da parede celular das silagens de girassol utilizadas.Voluntary intake and apparent digestibility of dry matter, organic matter, energy and cell wall components in silages of four sunflower genotypes (Rumbosol 91, M734, C11 and S430 were evaluated using 20 lambs in metabolic cages. A completely randomized design was used with four treatments and five replicates. No differences were observed among genotypes for dry matter, organic matter, digestible or metabolizable energy, neutral detergent fiber or acid detergent fiber intakes. Apparent digestibility of organic matter was higher for R91, M734 and S430 than for C11 genotypes, but not enough to influence digestible organic matter intake. All of the sunflower silages were classified as suitable roughages, because dry matter intake of each silage

  1. Connecting the Sun to Flowering in Sunflower Adaptation

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    Blackman, Benjamin K.; Michaels, Scott D.; Rieseberg, Loren H.

    2011-01-01

    Species living in seasonal environments often adaptively time their reproduction in response to photoperiod cues. We characterized the expression of genes in the flowering-time regulatory network across wild populations of the common sunflower, Helianthus annuus, that we found to be adaptively differentiated for photoperiod response. The observed clinal variation was associated with changes at multiple hierarchical levels in multiple pathways. Paralog-specific changes in FT homolog expression...

  2. Using Peat Pellets in Liquid Media to Root Sunflower Tissue Culture Plants

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    Traditional plant breeding is often limited by the genetic diversity within a species. The use of biotechnology allows introducing into a plant, specific traits that come from the same or another plant species. In this paper, we focus on tissue culture of sunflower (Helianthus annus L., Asteraceae...

  3. Relationships between sunflower plant spacing and yield: Importance of uniformity in spacing

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    Sunflower (Helianthus annus L.) production systems in semi-arid regions often have difficulties in seedling emergence and patchy stands, leading to lower yield. Our hypothesis was that plant spacing was positively related to individual plant yield, and this relationship would strengthen as water def...

  4. Evapotranspiration and crop coefficients for irrigated sunflower in the southern high plains.

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    Sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) is diverse crop grown for oil or confectionary uses in the Southern High Plains often under irrigation. Crop water use (evapotranspiration or ET) was measured in 2009 and 2011 in two 4-ha fields using two precision 9 m**2 weighing lysimeters containing 2.3-m deep mo...

  5. Sources of resistance to sunflower diseases in a global collection of domesticated USDA plant introductions

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    Basal stalk rot (BSR) and head rot (HR) caused by Sclerotinia sclerotiorum (Lib.) de Bary are traditionally major diseases of sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) in the United States, while Phomopsis stem canker (PSC) caused by Phomopsis helianthi Munt.-Cvet. et. al. has increasingly become damaging in...

  6. Agronomic feasibility of sunflower as an oilseed cover crop for Florida vegetable production systems

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    Oil producing sunflower (Helianthus annuus) was evaluated as a cover crop for Florida vegetable growers. The performance of a traditional, dwarf and herbicide resistant hybrid was evaluated at two locations (Martin and St. Lucie counties) in replicated 0.6 acre plots and a grain combine was used ha...

  7. Productivity analysis of sunflower production in Turkey

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    In Turkey, which ranks the tenth country worldwide in the sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) production, 55% of the production is carried out in Thrace Region. Therefore, agricultural enterprises in Thrace Region, situated in the European part of Turkey have specialized in producing sunflower, and have become the centre of vegetable oil industry in the region in terms of produced raw material. This research was conducted in 182 agricultural enterprises in 3 provinces of Thrace Region in Turkey and its objective was to determine input/output relations in sunflower production. The study indicates that the determination coefficient (r/sup 2/) derived from Cobb-Douglas production function was significant at 0.01 level and the elasticity coefficients of the variables (except chemical fertilizer) were found beta i positive in derived equation. It was determined that the variable of herbicide cost had the highest value of the marginal effectiveness coefficients and none of the variables was used at economically optimal level in the study area. When the Marginal Technical Substitution and the Price Rates were taken into consideration, it was noted that only the seed cost/hoeing cost was closest to economically optimum level (1.10). According to stepwise analysis the Land Renting Value was determined as the most important variable in sunflower production. (author)

  8. Sunflower detonation

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    Kasimov, A

    2012-01-01

    At this fluid dynamic video we present the instability formation of converging two-dimensional detonation in a radially expanding flow of ideal gas. This unstable pattern expands in space and goes out of the calculation domain. To keep this pattern inside bounded region, we surrounded it by obstacles. The pattern and shock waves reflected from the obstacles forms the structure which we call "sunflower detonation".

  9. Row and plant spacing effects on agronomic performance of sunflower in warm and semi-cold areas of Iran

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    Beg A.; Pourdad S.S.; Alipour S.

    2007-01-01

    Sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) is an important oilseed crop. It was grown on more than 20 million hectares in the world in 1997, of which 60,000 ha were in Iran. There is a potential for substantial increase in sunflower acreage and production on dry land in Iran by applying optimum management practices. Two important management considerations are selecting row and plant spacings able to provide adequate plant density that will maximize seed yields and minimize seeding costs. This study con...

  10. Phytoremediation of Lead and Cadmium Contaminated Soils using Sunflower Plant

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    Nasser Sewalem

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available Phytremediation has emerged as a practical approach to clean up metal-polluted soils. In this study the role of sunflower (Helianthus annuus L. plants as a potential phytoremediator to soils contaminated with cadmium (Cd and lead (Pb was investigated. Our results showed that the effect of Cd was stronger on the growth of the roots, while the effect of Pb was stronger on the shoots of sunflower seedlings. At the physiological level, Cd treatment was found to induce low levels of lipid peroxidation and membrane leakage with less affected photosynthesis in the leaves of the treated sunflower seedlings compared to the effects of Pb. The results presented here showed that a high amount of the total absorbed Cd (88.84% was accumulated in roots, while a high amount of the total absorbed Pb (71.39 was tranlocated to shoots of sunflower seedlings. Similar trends of Cd and Pb allocation between roots and shoots at the yield stage were recorded. We suggest here that sunflower plants may remediate Cd contaminated soils through phytostabilization, while may remediate Pb contaminated soils through phytoextraction. Finaly, the trace amounts of Cd and Pb that were accumulated in seeds recommends sunflower plants to be used safely and economically for cleaning up soils contaminated with Cd and/or Pb.

  11. Determining Critical Soil pH for Sunflower Production

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    Apurba Sutradhar

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Soil acidity has become a major yield-limiting factor in cropping systems of the Southern Great Plains, in which winter wheat (Triticum aestivum L. is the predominant crop. Sunflower (Helianthus annuus L. is a strong rotational crop with winter wheat due to its draught and heat tolerance. However, the effects of low soil pH on sunflower productivity have not been explored. The objective of this study was to determine the critical soil pH and aluminum concentration (AlKCl for sunflower. Sunflower was grown in a randomized complete block design with three replications of a pH gradient ranging from 4.0 to 7.0 at three locations with varying soil types. Soil pH was altered using aluminum sulfate (Al2(SO43 and hydrated lime (Ca(OH2. Plant height, vigor, and survivability were all negatively affected by soil acidity. Sunflower yield was reduced by 10% at or below soil pH 4.7 to 5.3 dependent upon location and soil type. Levels of AlKCl above 6.35 mg kg−1 reduced seed yield by 10% or greater. We concluded that sunflower may serve as a better rotational crop with winter wheat under acidic conditions when compared to other adaptable crops.

  12. Linearity assumption in soil-to-plant transfer factors of natural uranium and radium in Helianthus annuus L

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    Rodriguez, P. Blanco [Departamento de Fisica, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad de Extremadura, 06071 Badajoz (Spain); Tome, F. Vera [Departamento de Fisica, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad de Extremadura, 06071 Badajoz (Spain)]. E-mail: fvt@unex.es; Fernandez, M. Perez [Area de Ecologia, Departamento de Fisica, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad de Extremadura, 06071 Badajoz (Spain); Lozano, J.C. [Laboratorio de Radiactividad Ambiental, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad de Salamanca, 37008 Salamanca (Spain)

    2006-05-15

    The linearity assumption of the validation of soil-to-plant transfer factors of natural uranium and {sup 226}Ra was tested using Helianthus annuus L. (sunflower) grown in a hydroponic medium. Transfer of natural uranium and {sup 226}Ra was tested in both the aerial fraction of plants and in the overall seedlings (roots and shoots). The results show that the linearity assumption can be considered valid in the hydroponic growth of sunflowers for the radionuclides studied. The ability of sunflowers to translocate uranium and {sup 226}Ra was also investigated, as well as the feasibility of using sunflower plants to remove uranium and radium from contaminated water, and by extension, their potential for phytoextraction. In this sense, the removal percentages obtained for natural uranium and {sup 226}Ra were 24% and 42%, respectively. Practically all the uranium is accumulated in the roots. However, 86% of the {sup 226}Ra activity concentration in roots was translocated to the aerial part.

  13. Linearity assumption in soil-to-plant transfer factors of natural uranium and radium in Helianthus annuus L

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    The linearity assumption of the validation of soil-to-plant transfer factors of natural uranium and 226Ra was tested using Helianthus annuus L. (sunflower) grown in a hydroponic medium. Transfer of natural uranium and 226Ra was tested in both the aerial fraction of plants and in the overall seedlings (roots and shoots). The results show that the linearity assumption can be considered valid in the hydroponic growth of sunflowers for the radionuclides studied. The ability of sunflowers to translocate uranium and 226Ra was also investigated, as well as the feasibility of using sunflower plants to remove uranium and radium from contaminated water, and by extension, their potential for phytoextraction. In this sense, the removal percentages obtained for natural uranium and 226Ra were 24% and 42%, respectively. Practically all the uranium is accumulated in the roots. However, 86% of the 226Ra activity concentration in roots was translocated to the aerial part

  14. Response of ornamental sunflower cultivars ‘Sunbeam’ and ‘Moonbright’ to irrigation with saline wastewaters

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    To explore the possibility that saline wastewaters may be used to grow commercially acceptable floriculture crops, a study was initiated to determine the effects of salinity on two pollen-free cultivars of ornamental sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.). ‘Moonbright’ and ‘Sunbeam’ were grown in greenho...

  15. Evaluation of potential deer browsing impact on sunflower (Helianthus annus)

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    Kamler, Jiří; Homolka, Miloslav; Cerkal, R.; Heroldová, Marta; Krojerová-Prokešová, Jarmila; Barančeková, Miroslava; Dvořák, J.; Vejražka, K.

    2009-01-01

    Roč. 55, č. 6 (2009), s. 583-588. ISSN 1612-4642 R&D Projects: GA MZe(CZ) QF4192; GA MŠk LC06073 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z60930519 Keywords : Game damages * Wild herbivores * Oil crop * Yield loss Subject RIV: GF - Plant Pathology, Vermin, Weed, Plant Protection Impact factor: 1.136, year: 2009

  16. Genetic variability and correlation studies in sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.

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    Sheshaiah and Shankergoud I.

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available The present study was conducted in order to investigate genetic variability and to understand the relationship and contribution of characters towards total dry matter and root length. The investigation was carried out at Main Agricultural Research Station, UAS, Raichur during Rabi 2012-13, 32 genotypes were evaluated in RBD fashion under root structures. At flowering stage all morphological and root characters were scored. The total dry matter content was assessed after drying the root, stem, leaf, petiole and flower of the plant at 70 0C in an oven.. High GCV coupled with high PCV recorded for most of the characters except stem girth, SPAD reading and number of leaves, indicating more variability for these traits and are less influenced by the environment. High heritability coupled with high GAM reported for all the traits under study suggested for the greater effectiveness for selection and improvement expected for these traits in future generations. The total dry matter and root length had very highly significant positive association with plant height, root volume, fresh root weight, dry root weight, fresh stem weight, dry stem weight, fresh leaf weight and dry leaf weight indicating the importance of root characters in determining the moisture stress tolerance and putforthing the total dry matter content of the plant.

  17. Heritability estimates in dwarf population of sunflower - Helianthus annuus L.

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    Mishra D.K.; Roy D.

    2003-01-01

    A comparison of heritability estimates from regression and intra-class correlation analyses in full-sib and half-sib families showed that heritability estimates from regression analysis are lower than intra-class correlation estimates in both types of families. The heritability estimates from half-sib families are higher than from full-sibs for all the traits except number of leaves per plant and 100-seed weight. A comparison of heritability estimates from offspring- parents, bOP1, bOP2 and b...

  18. Genetic resources of sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) in Turkey

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    Tan A.S.; Tan A

    2011-01-01

    Plant genetic resources are currently of great interest since they are related to the satisfaction of people’s basic needs and to the solution of severe problems such as hunger and poverty. Turkey is one of the significant countries for the plant genetic resources and plant diversity. The conservation of plant genetic resources is necessary for the sustainable protection of genetic diversity, since Turkey encompasses areas of major centers of crop diversity...

  19. Sunflower: a potential fructan-bearing crop?

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    Martínez-Noël, Giselle M A; Dosio, Guillermo A A; Puebla, Andrea F; Insani, Ester M; Tognetti, Jorge A

    2015-01-01

    Grain filling in sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) mainly depends on actual photosynthesis, being the contribution of stored reserves in stems (sucrose, hexoses, and starch) rather low. Drought periods during grain filling often reduce yield. Increasing the capacity of stem to store reserves could help to increase grain filling and yield stability in dry years. Fructans improve water uptake in soils at low water potential, and allow the storage of large amount of assimilates per unit tissue volume that can be readily remobilized to grains. Sunflower is a close relative to Jerusalem artichoke (H. tuberosus L.), which accumulates large amounts of fructan (inulin) in tubers and true stems. The reason why sunflower does not accumulate fructans is obscure. Through a bioinformatics analysis of a sunflower transcriptome database, we found sequences that are homologous to dicotyledon and monocotyledon fructan synthesis genes. A HPLC analysis of stem sugar composition revealed the presence of low amounts of 1-kestose, while a drastic enhancement of endogenous sucrose levels by capitulum removal did not promote 1-kestose accumulation. This suggests that the regulation of fructan synthesis in this species may differ from the currently best known model, mainly derived from research on Poaceae, where sucrose acts as both a signaling molecule and substrate, in the induction of fructan synthesis. Thus, sunflower might potentially constitute a fructan-bearing species, which could result in an improvement of its performance as a grain crop. However, a large effort is needed to elucidate how this up to now unsuspected potential could be effectively expressed. PMID:26528295

  20. INTEGRATED NITROGEN AND BORON FERTILIZATION IMPROVES THE PRODUCTIVITY AND OIL QUALITY OF SUNFLOWER GROWN IN A CALCAREOUS SOIL

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    SHEHZAD, Muhammad Asif; Maqsood, Muhammad

    2015-01-01

    Among biotic and abiotic factors, imbalanced plant nutrition is more indispensable for low sunflower productivity. To assess the interaction behavior of nitrogen with boron on sunflower growth, yield and its oil quality in alkaline-calcareous soils, a field experiment was conducted for two consecutive growing seasons of 2011 and 2012. Sunflower hybrid (Helianthus annuus ‘Hysun-33’) was grown on sandy clay loam soil that was amended with diverse boron rates of 0, 2, 4, and 6 kg ha-1 under vari...

  1. Genetic variability of concentration of microelements in wild sunflower species and hybrids

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    Kastori Rudolf R.

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this work was to investigate genetic specificity of sunflower nutrition with microelements. Therefore, concentrations of essential (Zn, B, Mn, Cu, Fe and Ni and non-essential (Cr, Al, Cd, As, Pb and Ba micronutrients were analyzed. Five sunflower hybrids the most grown in Serbia and different populations of wild sunflower species originating from North America: Helianthus neglectus Heiser (3, Helianthus agrophyllus T&G (3, Helianthus petiolaris Nutt. (2, Helianthus annuus L. (4 were included in the experiment. Populations of wild sunflower species and hybrids differed significantly with respect to the concentration of analyzed elements. Manganese concentration was significantly higher in hybrids than in wild species. In all genotypes Fe, B and Mn had the highest concentration. Coefficient of variation of microelement concentration depended on genotype and particular element. In wild populations, for essential microelements, it was between 3.7 and 59.5, whereas in hybrids it varied from 10.0 to 48.8. Coefficient of variation of concentration of non-essential microelements in wild populations varied from 7.7 to 73.8, and in hybrids from 15.1 to 48.8. Average coefficient of variation in both wild species and hybrids was the lowest for Mn and Pb. It was the highest for Cr, Ni, and Zn in hybrids and for Cd, Ni, and Cr in wild species. The results suggest that genetic specificity with respect to uptake of microelements in wild species and hybrids is highly expressed. Broad genetic variability of concentrations of microelements in wild species and hybrids indicate that their reactions to deficiency and/or excess of those elements probably are not the same either. This finding may be used in breeding process aimed specifically at improvement of tolerance and capacity to accumulate microelements in sunflower. Phytoremediation technology designed to reduce the amount of microelements in the soil could thus be advanced by utilization of such

  2. The potential of Zea mays, Commelina bengelensis, Helianthus annuus and Amaranthus hybridus for phytoremediation of waste water

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    Chacha Joseph Sarima; Okong'o Eric Rang’ondi; Kimenyu Phylis Njeri; Oyaro Nathan Mayora

    2012-01-01

    Waste-water from domestic use and from industrial effluent burden the water systems with high levels of heavy metal hence there is need to remove these heavy metals so that the waste water can be recycled for use for household or irrigation. The present study has screened Zea mays (maize), Commelina bengelensis (wondering jew), Helianthus annuus (sunflower) and Amaranthus hybridus (amaranthus) for their ability to bioaccumulate Pb, Cu, Cd and Zn metals. The results obtained show that the H. a...

  3. A crop model-based approach for sunflower yields

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    João Guilherme Dal Belo Leite

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available Pushed by the Brazilian biodiesel policy, sunflower (Helianthus annuus L. production is becoming increasingly regarded as an option to boost farmers' income, particularly under semi-arid conditions. Biodiesel related opportunities increase the demand for decision-making information at different levels, which could be met by simulation models. This study aimed to evaluate the performance of the crop model OILCROP-SUN to simulate sunflower development and growth under Brazilian conditions and to explore sunflower water- and nitrogen-limited, water-limited and potential yield and yield variability over an array of sowing dates in the northern region of the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil. For model calibration, an experiment was conducted in which two sunflower genotypes (H358 and E122 were cultivated in a clayey soil. Growth components (leaf area index, above ground biomass, grain yield and development stages (crop phenology were measured. A database composed of 27 sunflower experiments from five Brazilian regions was used for model evaluation. The spatial yield distribution of sunflower was mapped using ordinary kriging in ArcGIS. The model simulated sunflower grain productivity satisfactorily (Root Mean Square Error ≈ 13 %. Simulated yields were relatively high (1,750 to 4,250 kg ha-1 and the sowing window was fairly wide (Oct to Feb for northwestern locations, where sunflower could be cultivated as a second crop (double cropping at the end of the rainy season. The hybrid H358 had higher yields for all simulated sowing dates, growth conditions and selected locations.

  4. Use of LANDSAT 2 data technique to estimate silverleaf sunflower infestation

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    Richardson, A. J.; Escobar, D. E.; Gausman, H. W.; Everitt, J. H. (Principal Investigator)

    1982-01-01

    The feasibility of the technique using the Earth Resources Technology Satellite (LANDSAT-2) multispectral scanner (MSS) was tested; to distinguish silverleaf sunflowers (Helianthus argophyllus Torr. and Gray) from other plant species and to estimate the hectarage percent of its infestation. Sunflowers gave high mean digital counts in all four LANDSAT MSS bands that were manifested as a pinkish image response on the LANDSAT color composite imagery. Photo- and LANDSAT-estimated hectare percentages for silverleaf sunflower within a 23,467 ha study area were 9.1 and 9.5%, respectively. The geographic occurrence of sunflower areas on the line-printer recognition map was in good agreement with their known aerial photographic locations.

  5. Sunflower-based Feedstocks in Nonfood Applications: Perspectives from Olefin Metathesis

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    Bassie B. Marvey

    2008-08-01

    Full Text Available Sunflower (Helianthus annuus L. oil remains under-utilised albeit one of the major seed oils produced world-wide. Moreover, the high oleic sunflower varieties make the oil attractive for applications requiring high temperature processes and those targeting the C=C double bond functionality. Herein an overview of the recent developments in olefin metathesis of sunflower-based feedstocks is presented. The improved performance of olefin metathesis catalysts leading to high turnover numbers, high selectivity and catalyst recyclability, opens new opportunities for tailoring sunflower-based feedstocks into products required for possible new niche market applications. Promising results in biofuel, biopolymers, fragrances and fine chemicals applications have been reported.

  6. Van Gogh's Sunflowers

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    Daddino, Michelle

    2010-01-01

    In this article, the author describes an art project wherein kindergarten students painted sunflowers. These beautiful and colorful sunflowers were inspired by the book "Camille and the Sunflowers" by Laurence Anholt, which does an amazing job of introducing young children to the art and life of Vincent van Gogh.

  7. SUNFLOWER SUPPLY INFORMATION

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    Gineo, Wayne M.; Sundquist, W. Burt

    1981-01-01

    This report is concerned with a discussion of the sunflower production sector. It summarizes and discusses the North American sunflower production sector in terms of area, acreage, total production, yields and prices. In addition, a preliminary evaluation of the potential level of sunflower production is made.

  8. Characterization of the pyrolysis oil produced in the slow pyrolysis of sunflower-extracted bagasse

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    Yorgun, S.; Sensoz, S. [Osmangazi Univ., Eskisehir (Turkey). Dept. of Chemical Engineering; Kockar, O.M. [Anadolu Univ., Eskisehir (Turkey). Dept. of Chemical Engineering

    2001-07-01

    Sunflower (Helianthus annus L.)-extracted bagasse pyrolysis experiments were performed in a fixed-bed reactor. The effects of heating rate, final pyrolysis temperature, particle size and pyrolysis atmosphere on the pyrolysis product yields and chemical compositions have been investigated. The maximum oil yield of 23% was obtained in N{sub 2} atmosphere at a pyrolysis temperature of 550 {sup o}C and a heating rate of 7 {sup o}C min {sup -1}. The chemical characterisation has shown that the oil obtained from sunflower-extracted bagasse may be potentially valuable as fuel and chemical feedstocks. (Author)

  9. Size‐Dependent Growth and the Development Of Inequality in Maize, Sunflower and Soybean

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    VEGA, C. R. C.; SADRAS, V. O.

    2003-01-01

    Links were investigated between allometry of plant growth and dynamics of size structure of well‐fertilized, irrigated crops of soybean (Glycine max L.), sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) and maize (Zea mays L.) grown at standard plant‐population densities (D), as in commercial crops (D = 30, 6 and 8·5 plants m–2, respectively), and at high densities (2D). Patterns of size‐dependent growth of shoot and seed mass accumulation were distinctly different among species. In soybean and sunflower, no...

  10. Honeybees attractant in hybrid colored sunflower seed production crop/
    Atrativo para abelhas em campos de produção de sementes de girassol colorido híbrido

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    José Lopes; Renato José Pires Machado; Emerson Augusto Castilho Martins

    2005-01-01

    Africanized honeybee (Apis mellifera), in sunflower (Helianthus annuus) seed production crop, show male-fertile head preference, which decreases seed production. This research work aimed the honeybee visitation increase in male-sterile sunflower heads, with 0.0%, 2.5%, 5.0% and 7.5% (w/v) sucrose solution, applied at sunflower heads in completely randomized design, on 1 ha seed crop production of colored ornamental sunflower strain, in Londrina County, Paraná State, Brazil. It was utilized 15...

  11. Diversifying Sunflower Germplasm by Integration and Mapping of a Novel Male Fertility Restoration Gene

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    Liu, Zhao; Wang, Dexing; Feng, Jiuhuan; Seiler, Gerald J.; Cai, Xiwen; Jan, Chao-Chien

    2013-01-01

    The combination of a single cytoplasmic male-sterile (CMS) PET-1 and the corresponding fertility restoration (Rf) gene Rf1 is used for commercial hybrid sunflower (Helianthus annuus L., 2n = 34) seed production worldwide. A new CMS line 514A was recently developed with H. tuberosus cytoplasm. However, 33 maintainers and restorers for CMS PET-1 and 20 additional tester lines failed to restore the fertility of CMS 514A. Here, we report the discovery, characterization, and molecular mapping of a...

  12. Germplasm resources for increasing the genetic diversity of global cultivated sunflower

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    Seiler G.; Marek Fredrick L.

    2011-01-01

    Genebanks are a rich source of genetic diversity that can be readily exploited for crop improvement. The USDA-ARS established a cultivated sunflower germplasm collection at the National Plant Germplasm System, North Central Regional Plant Introduction Station at Ames, Iowa in1948. A wild Helianthus germplasm collection was established at the USDA-ARS Bushland, Texas station in 1976. Presently, both collections are maintained and managed at Ames, Iowa. The g...

  13. Registration of the oilseed sunflower genetic stocks HA 458, HA 459, and HA 460 possessing genes for resistance to downy mildew

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    Three oilseed sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) genetic stocks, HA 458, HA 459, and HA 460 have been released which are resistant to downy mildew (caused by Plasmopara halstedii (Farl.) Berl. & De Toni) and possess a high-oleic fatty acid profile (oleic acid > 800 g kg-1) in the seed oil. These genet...

  14. SUNFLOWER: Stata module to generate density distribution sunflower plots

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    Dupont, William D.; W. Dale Plummer Jr.

    2002-01-01

    sunflower draws density distribution sunflower plots. These plots are useful for displaying bivariate data whose density is too great for conventional scatter plots to be effective. A sunflower is a number of line segments of equal length, called petals, that radiate from a central point. There are two varieties of sunflowers: light and dark. Each petal of a light sunflower represents one observation. Each petal of a dark sunflower represents a specific number of observations specified by the...

  15. Elimination of natural uranium and 226Ra from contaminated waters by rhizofiltration using Helianthus annuus L

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    The elimination of natural uranium and 226Ra from contaminated waters by rhizofiltration was tested using Helianthus annuus L. (sunflower) seedlings growing in a hydroponic medium. Different experiments were designed to determine the optimum age of the seedlings for the remediation process, and also to study the principal way in which the radionuclides are removed from the solution by the sunflower roots. In every trial a precipitate appeared which contained a major fraction of the natural uranium and 226Ra. The results indicated that the seedlings themselves induced the formation of this precipitate. When four-week-old seedlings were exposed to contaminated water, a period of only 2 days was sufficient to remove the natural uranium and 226Ra from the solution: about 50% of the natural uranium and 70% of the 226Ra were fixed in the roots, and essentially the rest was found in the precipitate, with only very small percentages fixed in the shoots and left in solution

  16. Thiamethoxam Seed Treatments Have No Impact on Pest Numbers or Yield in Cultivated Sunflowers.

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    Bredeson, Michael M; Lundgren, Jonathan G

    2015-12-01

    The use of neonicotinoid seed treatments is a nearly ubiquitous practice in sunflower (Helianthus annuus) pest management. Sunflowers have a speciose pest complex, but also harbor a diverse and abundant community of beneficial, nontarget organisms which may be negatively affected by pest management practices. Here, we investigate how the foliar and subterranean arthropod pest communities in sunflower fields were affected by a thiamethoxam seed treatment over three site years (two years on one farm, and another year at an additional field in the second year). Thiamethoxam and its metabolite clothianidin in leaf tissue were quantified throughout the growing season, and yield differences between treatments were measured. Across site years, foliar herbivores and key pests of sunflowers were unaffected by the seed treatment. Likewise, subterranean herbivores were unaffected. Thiamethoxam was measurable in leaf tissue through the R1 plant stage, while its metabolite clothianidin was detected throughout flowering (R6). No difference in sunflower yield was observed between treatments across site years. This research suggests that neonicotinoid seed treatments in sunflowers do not always provide economic benefits to farmers in the form of pest reductions or yield improvements. Future research should focus on sunflower integrated pest management strategies that limit nontarget effects of agrochemicals, while providing greater economic returns to farmers. PMID:26340223

  17. Ayçiçek (Helianthus annuus L.) Yağının Yağ Asitleri Kompozisyonu

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    BAYRAK, Ali; Bayraktar, Nilgün

    1995-01-01

    The Fatty Acid Composition of Sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) Oil This research was carried out for the determination of fatty acid compositions of sunflower oil. The oil were obtained from c.v. Ekiz-1 and candidate variety of Ekiz-2 (Production permition). According to the results of the research; the values of myristic acid, palmitic acid, stearic acid, oleic acid, linoleic acid and arachidic acid were found 0%, 7.52%, 5.44%, 41.99%, 44.73% and 0.30% respectively on c.v. Ekiz-1. Also the c...

  18. Chloroplast SSR polymorphisms in the Compositae and the mode of organellar inheritance in Helianthus annuus.

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    Wills, David M; Hester, Melissa L; Liu, Aizhong; Burke, John M

    2005-03-01

    Because organellar genomes are often uniparentally inherited, chloroplast (cp) and mitochondrial (mt) DNA polymorphisms have become the markers of choice for investigating evolutionary issues such as sex-biased dispersal and the directionality of introgression. To the extent that organellar inheritance is strictly maternal, it has also been suggested that the insertion of transgenes into either the chloroplast or mitochondrial genomes would reduce the likelihood of gene escape via pollen flow from crop fields into wild plant populations. In this paper we describe the adaptation of chloroplast simple sequence repeats (cpSSRs) for use in the Compositae. This work resulted in the identification of 12 loci that are variable across the family, seven of which were further shown to be highly polymorphic within sunflower (Helianthus annuus). We then used these markers, along with a novel mtDNA restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP), to investigate the mode of organellar inheritance in a series of experimental crosses designed to mimic the initial stages of crop-wild hybridization in sunflower. Although we cannot rule out the possibility of extremely rare paternal transmission, our results provide the best evidence to date of strict maternal organellar inheritance in sunflower, suggesting that organellar gene containment may be a viable strategy in sunflower. Moreover, the portability of these markers suggests that they will provide a ready source of cpDNA polymorphisms for use in evolutionary studies across the Compositae. PMID:15690173

  19. Development of an ultra-dense genetic map of the sunflower genome based on single-feature polymorphisms.

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    Full Text Available The development of ultra-dense genetic maps has the potential to facilitate detailed comparative genomic analyses and whole genome sequence assemblies. Here we describe the use of a custom Affymetrix GeneChip containing nearly 2.4 million features (25 bp sequences targeting 86,023 unigenes from sunflower (Helianthus annuus L. and related species to test for single-feature polymorphisms (SFPs in a recombinant inbred line (RIL mapping population derived from a cross between confectionery and oilseed sunflower lines (RHA280×RHA801. We then employed an existing genetic map derived from this same population to rigorously filter out low quality data and place 67,486 features corresponding to 22,481 unigenes on the sunflower genetic map. The resulting map contains a substantial fraction of all sunflower genes and will thus facilitate a number of downstream applications, including genome assembly and the identification of candidate genes underlying QTL or traits of interest.

  20. Maize, Sunflower and Barley Sensitivity to the Residual Activity of Clomazone in Soil

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    Full Text Available Sensitivity of maize, sunflower and barley to clomazone residues in loamy soil wasassessed in the study using bioassay. Clomazone was applied at a series of concentrationsfrom 0.12 to 12 mg a.i./kg of soil. After 14 days, morphological (shoot height, fresh and dryweight and physiological (content of carotenoids, chlorophyll a and chlorophyll b parameterswere measured. The results showed that morphological parameters are not valid indicatorsof clomazone sensitivity. Based on the results showing inhibition of the physiologicalparameters, I50 values were calculated and used to estimate the difference in sensitivitybetween the species tested. Sunflower was the most sensitive species, while the differencein sensitivity between maize and barley was not significant.Nomenclature: clomazone (2-(2-chlorbenzyl-4,4-dimethyl-1,2-oxazolidin-3-one, maize(Zea mays L., sunflower (Helianthus annuus L., barley (Hordeum vulgare L.

  1. New monoterpene glycosides from sunflower seeds and their protective effects against H2O2-induced myocardial cell injury.

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    Fei, Yonghe; Zhao, Jianping; Liu, Yanli; Li, Xiaoran; Xu, Qiongming; Wang, Taoyun; Khan, Ikhlas A; Yang, Shilin

    2015-11-15

    Three new monoterpene glycosides (1-3) and eleven known compounds (4-14) were isolated from seeds of Helianthus annuus L. (sunflower). Their structures were determined by spectroscopic and chemical methods. All the compounds were isolated from sunflower seeds for the first time. Protective effects of compounds 1-14 against H2O2-induced H9c2 cardiomyocyte injury were evaluated, and compounds 1 and 2 showed some cell-protective effects. No significant DPPH radical scavenging activity was observed for compounds 1-14. PMID:25977041

  2. Accumulation of Cd in Indian mustard and sunflower for phytoremediation

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    Phytoremediation is a new method that uses plants to remove contaminants from soil without affecting soil fertility. It can therefore be used for contaminated agricultural land. Indian mustard (Brassica juncea) and sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) are used in phytoremediation to remove Cadmium (Cd), which they can accumulate in large quantities. It is important to know when plants have accumulated significant Cd, so that we can decide when the plants should be harvested and synthetic chelates applied. Brassica juncea seeds and Helianthus annuus L. seeds were planted in a field in Kyoto University Research Reactor Institute (KUR). Brassica juncea and Helianthus annuus L. were collected at time intervals ranging from 1 to 6 months and 2 to 7 weeks, respectively, after seedling emergence and the concentration of Cd in the plants was analyzed. These results indicated that Brassica juncea should be harvested before beginning flowering and Helianthus annuus L. should be harvested after it becomes old enough. The solubility of Cd in soil is enhanced when the soil is heated or dried, and black vinyl mulch was therefore used to absorb the heat from sunlight. The difference in the Cd uptake of Brassica juncea between mulching cultivation and non-mulching cultivation was investigated in a field, and this indicated that there is no probability that mulching enhances Cd uptake in plants. The solubility of Cd in soil decreases over time. Repeated pot experiments were done. We planted Brassica juncea in pots, and investigated the uptake of Cd and the solid phase fractions in which Cd was present in each pot experiment. These did not change considerably over time, indicating that age has a negligible effect on Cd uptake in plants. (author)

  3. Fitness of Crop-Wild Hybrid Sunflower under Competitive Conditions: Implications for Crop-to-Wild Introgression

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    Mercer, Kristin L; Emry, D. Jason; Snow, Allison A; Kost, Matthew A; Pace, Brian A.; Alexander, Helen M

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    Understanding the likelihood and extent of introgression of novel alleles in hybrid zones requires comparison of lifetime fitness of parents and hybrid progeny. However, fitness differences among cross types can vary depending on biotic conditions, thereby influencing introgression patterns. Based on past work, we predicted that increased competition would enhance introgression between cultivated and wild sunflower (Helianthus annuus) by reducing fitness advantages of wild plants. To test thi...

  4. Registration of cytoplasmic male-sterile oilseed sunflower genetic stocks CMS GIG2 and CMS GIG2-RV, and fertility restoration lines RF GIG2-MAX 1631 and RF GIG2-MAX 1631-RV

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    Two cytoplasmic male-sterile (CMS) oilseed sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) genetic stocks, CMS GIG2 (Reg. No. xxx, PI xxxx), and CMS GIG2-RV (Reg. No. xxx, PI xxxx), and corresponding fertility restoration lines RF GIG2-MAX 1631 (Reg. No. xxx, PI xxxx) and RF GIG2-MAX 1631-RV (Reg. No. xxx, PI xxx...

  5. Density Distribution Sunflower Plots

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    William D. Dupont

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available Density distribution sunflower plots are used to display high-density bivariate data. They are useful for data where a conventional scatter plot is difficult to read due to overstriking of the plot symbol. The x-y plane is subdivided into a lattice of regular hexagonal bins of width w specified by the user. The user also specifies the values of l, d, and k that affect the plot as follows. Individual observations are plotted when there are less than l observations per bin as in a conventional scatter plot. Each bin with from l to d observations contains a light sunflower. Other bins contain a dark sunflower. In a light sunflower each petal represents one observation. In a dark sunflower, each petal represents k observations. (A dark sunflower with p petals represents between /2-pk k and /2+pk k observations. The user can control the sizes and colors of the sunflowers. By selecting appropriate colors and sizes for the light and dark sunflowers, plots can be obtained that give both the overall sense of the data density distribution as well as the number of data points in any given region. The use of this graphic is illustrated with data from the Framingham Heart Study. A documented Stata program, called sunflower, is available to draw these graphs. It can be downloaded from the Statistical Software Components archive at http://ideas.repec.org/c/boc/bocode/s430201.html . (Journal of Statistical Software 2003; 8 (3: 1-5. Posted at http://www.jstatsoft.org/index.php?vol=8 .

  6. Biologically active antimicrobial and antioxidant substances in the Helianthus annuus L. bee pollen.

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    Fatrcová-Šramková, Katarína; Nôžková, Janka; Máriássyová, Magda; Kačániová, Miroslava

    2016-01-01

    The objective of this study was to measure the content of flavonoids, polyphenols, and carotenoids in the Helianthus annuus L. bee pollen. It was also to evaluate the ability of the dried, frozen, and freeze-dried extracts of sunflower (H. annuus) pollen, its scavenged free radicals and reducing action. Another aim of this study was to investigate the antimicrobial in vitro action of the H. annuus pollen extracts against the Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria and fungi. All pollen extracts showed medium antiradical activity and reductive ability. The most effective was the freeze-dried extract in both evaluation systems. The evaluation of the protective effects of DNA using a biosensor showed an opposite trending-frozen ˃ dried ˃ freeze-dried pollen. For the evaluation of antiradical activity, the DPPH method was used, and reductive ability was assessed by means of phosphomolybdic complex formation. The comparison of the polyphenols content shows higher values in freeze-dried bee pollen than in the dried and frozen pollen. The highest content of flavonoids was found in the frozen samples and the most carotenoids were present in the dried samples. In our study, the best antibacterial effects of the dried sunflower bee pollen extracts were found against Paenibacillus larvae, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and Enterococcus raffinosus. The best inhibitory properties of the frozen sunflower bee pollen extracts were found against Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and Paenibacillus larvae. Very good inhibitory effects of freeze-dried sunflower bee pollen were found against Paenibacillus larvae, Brochotrix thermosphacta, and Enterococcus raffinosus. The best antifungal activity of the sunflower bee pollen was found in the frozen bee pollen extracts against Aspergillus ochraceus and freeze-dried bee pollen extracts against Aspergillus niger. PMID:26674447

  7. Silky Sunflowers & Swirly Skies

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    Welling, Linda

    2012-01-01

    In this article, second-graders create a sunflower drawing using pastel techniques that produce similar effects to Vincent van Gogh's brushstrokes. They also learn how layering colors and using white to lighten colors creates depth in their flowers.

  8. Residual nutational activity of the sunflower hypocotyl in simulated weightlessness

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    Chapman, D. K.; Brown, A. H.

    1979-01-01

    The gravity dependence of circumnutational activity in the sunflower hypocotyl is investigated under conditions of simulated weightlessness. Seedling cultures of the sunflower Helianthus annuus were placed four days after planting in clinostats rotating at a rate of 1.0 rpm in the horizontal or somersaulting configurations, and plant movements around their growth axes were recorded in infrared light by a time-lapse closed-circuit video system. The amplitudes and mean cycle durations of the plant nutations in the horizontal and tumbling clinostats are observed to be 20% and 72%, and 32% and 74%, respectively, of the values observed in stationary plants; extrapolations to a state of zero g by the imposition of small centripetal forces on horizontally clinostated plants also indicate some nutational motion in the absence of gravity. It is concluded that the results are incompatible with the model of Israelsson and Johnsson (1967) of geotropic response with overshoot for sunflower circumnutation; however, results of the Spacelab 1 mission experiment are needed to unambiguously define the role of gravitation.

  9. Precision phenotyping of imidazolinone-induced chlorosis in sunflower.

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    Ochogavía, Ana Claudia; Gil, Mercedes; Picardi, Liliana; Nestares, Graciela

    2014-12-01

    Chlorosis level is a useful parameter to assess imidazolinone resistance in sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.). The aim of this study was to quantify chlorosis through two different methods in sunflower plantlets treated with imazapyr. The genotypes used in this study were two inbred lines reported to be different in their resistance to imidazolinones. Chlorosis was evaluated by spectrophotometrical quantification of photosynthetic leaf pigments and by a bioinformatics-based color analysis. A protocol for pigment extraction was presented which improved pigment stability. Chlorophyll amount decreased significantly when both genotypes were treated with 10 μM of imazapyr. Leaf color was characterized using Tomato Analyzer(®) color test software. A significant positive correlation between color reduction and chlorophyll concentration was found. It suggests that leaf color measurement could be an accurate method to estimate chlorosis and infer chlorophyll levels in sunflower plants. These results highlight a strong relationship between imidazolinone-induced chlorosis and variations in leaf color and in chlorophyll concentration. Both methods are quantitative, rapid, simple, and reproducible. Thus, they could be useful tools for phenotyping and screening large number of plants when breeding for imidazolinone resistance in this species. PMID:25914598

  10. Localization of sesquiterpene lactone biosynthesis in cells of capitate glandular trichomes of Helianthus annuus (Asteraceae).

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    Amrehn, Evelyn; Aschenbrenner, Anna-Katharina; Heller, Annerose; Spring, Otmar

    2016-03-01

    Capitate glandular trichomes (CGT) of sunflower, Helianthus annuus, synthesize bioactive sesquiterpene lactones (STLs) within a short period of only a few days during trichome development. In the current project, the subcellular localization of H. annuus germacrene A monooxygenase (HaGAO), a key enzyme of the STL biosynthesis in sunflower CGT, was investigated. A polyclonal antibody raised against this enzyme was used for immunolabelling. HaGAO was found in secretory and stalk cells of CGT. This correlated with the appearance of smooth endoplasmic reticulum in both cell types. Stalk cells and secretory cells differed in form, size and types of plastids, but both had structures necessary for secretion. No HaGAO-specific immunoreaction was found in sunflower leaf tissue outside of CGT or in developing CGT before the secretory phase had started. Our results indicated that not only secretory cells but also nearly all cells of the CGT were involved in the biosynthesis of STL and that this process was not linked to the presence or absence of a specific type of plastid. PMID:25956500

  11. Seed yield, N- uptake and oil quality in Helianthus annuus as affected by N- fertilizer

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    A field experiment was conducted to study the impact of different nitrogen fertilizer rates (0, 50, 100 and 150 kg N/ha as urea) on dry matter yield, N uptake, seed yield, grain oil content and properties of sunflower Helianthus annuus using the 15N labeling technique. Sunflower plants responded strongly to increasing N supply with respect to growth performance. Dry matter yield and total N uptake were significantly increased with increasing N-supply. Partitioning of N yield in different plant parts showed that capitulum was the principle sink of N (60%) followed by leaves (30%) and stem (10%) regardless of N-fertilizer rates. Seed yield of sunflower was significantly increased at higher N-supply. However, oil concentration was significantly reduced in the N-fertilized treatments. Decreasing of grain oil content due to N addition was overcompensated by the seed yield increase. Consequently, no significant effect of N supply on oil yield was observed. The effect of N supply on iodine number was small, and only a small trend towards lower iodine value in the N100 was observed. No clear trend of the effect of N supply on other oil quality parameters was observed. Nitrogen derived from fertilizer (Ndff) was significantly increased with increasing N-supply. Recovery of fertilizer 15N was of 64% regardless of N-rates. This efficiency was less pronounced in stem and leaves than that in capitulum which had a greater value at higher N-supply. (author)

  12. Ethylene-mediated regulation of gibberellin content and growth in helianthus annuus L

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    Elongation of hypocotyls of sunflower can be promoted by gibberellins (GAs) and inhibited by ethylene. The role of these hormones in regulating elongation was investigated by measuring changes in both endogenous GAs and in the metabolism of exogenous [3H]- and [2H2]GA20 in the hypocotyls of sunflower (Helianthus annuus L. cv Delgren 131) seedlings exposed to ethylene. The major biologically active GAs identified by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry were GA1, GA19, GA20, and GA44. In hypocotyls of seedlings exposed to ethylene, the concentration of GA1, known to be directly active in regulating shoot elongation in a number of species, was reduced. Ethylene treatment reduced the metabolism of [3H]GA20 and less [2H2]GA1 was found in the hypocotyls of those seedlings exposed to the higher ethylene concentrations. However, it is not known if the effect of ethylene on GA20 metabolism was direct or indirect. In seedlings treated with exogenous GA1 or GA3, the hypocotyls elongated faster than those of controls, but the GA treatment only partially overcame the inhibitory effect of ethylene on elongation. The authors conclude that GA content is a factor which may limit elongation in hypocotyls of sunflower, and that while exposure to ethylene results in reduced concentration of GA1 this is not sufficient per se to account for the inhibition of elongation caused by ethylene

  13. Effects of External Vc on Seed Germination, Seedling Physiological Properties of Oil Sunflower (Helianthus annuus) under Salt Stress%外源Vc对盐胁迫下油葵种子萌发和幼苗生理特性的影响

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    卢精林; 高彦娟; 常玉娇

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    [目的]为实际生产中缓解油葵(Helianthus annuus)盐害提供理论和技术依据.[方法]以油葵种子为试验材料,在种子萌发过程中用120mmol/L NaCl溶液和0~200 mg/L Vc溶液进行处理,研究外源Vc对盐胁迫下油葵种子萌发指标和幼苗生理特性的影响.[结果]在盐胁迫下,随着Vc溶液浓度的增加,油葵种子发芽势和发芽率、幼苗超氧化物歧化酶-(SOD)和超氧化物酶(POD)活性、脯氨酸(Pro)含量均呈现先升高后降低的趋势,分别在80、12、80 mg/L Vc处理下达到最大值;幼苗MDA含量呈现先降后升的趋势,在160mg/L Vc处理下达到最小值.[结论]Vc能不同程度地提高盐胁迫下油葵种子发芽率、发芽势,促进幼苗生长,缓解盐胁迫对油葵种子萌发和幼苗生长的危害.

  14. Circumnutations of sunflower hypocotyls in satellite orbit

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    Brown, A. H.; Chapman, D. K.; Lewis, R. F.; Venditti, A. L.

    1990-01-01

    The principal objective of the research reported here was to determine whether a plant's periodic growth oscillations, called circumnutations, would persist in the absence of a significant gravitational or inertial force. The definitive experiment was made possible by access to the condition of protracted near weightlessness in an earth satellite. The experiment, performed during the first flight of Spacelab on the National Aeronautics and Space Administration shuttle, Columbia, in November and December, 1983, tested a biophysical model, proposed in 1967, that might account for circumnutation as a gravity-dependent growth response. However, circumnutations were observed in microgravity. They continued for many hours without stimulation by a significant g-force. Therefore, neither a gravitational nor an inertial g-force was an absolute requirement for initiation [correction of initation] or continuation of circumnutation. On average, circumnutation was significantly more vigorous in satellite orbit than on earth-based clinostats. Therefore, at least for sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) circumnutation, clinostatting is not the functional equivalent of weightlessness.

  15. gamma-Aminobutyric acid stimulates ethylene biosynthesis in sunflower

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    gamma-Aminobutyric acid (GABA), a nonprotein amino acid, is often accumulated in plants following environmental stimuli that can also cause ethylene production. We have investigated the relationship between GABA and ethylene production in excised sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) tissues. Exogenous GABA causes up to a 14-fold increase in the ethylene production rate after about 12 h. Cotyledons fed with [14C]GABA did not release substantial amounts of radioactive ethylene despite its chemical similarity to 1-aminocyclopropane-1-carboxylic acid (ACC), indicating that GABA is not likely to be an alternative precursor for ethylene. GABA causes increases in ACC synthase mRNA accumulation, ACC levels, ACC oxidase mRNA levels, and in vitro ACC oxidase activity. In the presence of aminoethoxyvinylglycine or alpha-aminoisobutyric acid, GABA did not stimulate ethylene production. We therefore conclude that GABA stimulates ethylene biosynthesis mainly by promoting ACC synthase transcript abundance. Possible roles of GABA as a signal transducer are suggested

  16. Sunflowers to decontaminate water

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    Sunflowers offer a new method of decontamination. 55 kilograms (dry weight) of sunflowers are able to decontaminate all the cesium 137 and the strontium 90 polluting a pond situated at one kilometer from Tchernobyl. These flowers are able to decrease 95% in 24 hours the uranium concentration in the american site of Ashtabula in Ohio getting this water from 350 parts by milliards to less than 5 parts by milliards. The radioactivity should stocked in the roots at concentrations 5 000 to 10 000 times higher than water concentration. The cost is cheaper than micro filtration and precipitation (2-6 dollars for 4 000 liters of water against 80 dollars for others technologies). when sunflowers are radioactive they can be reduced in dust and vitrified and stocked as solid radioactive wastes. (N.C.)

  17. Effects of gamma radiation on stem diameter growth, carbon gain and biomass partitioning in Helianthus annuus

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    To determine the effects of gamma radiation on stem diameter growth, carbon gain, and biomass partitioning, 19-day-old dwarf sunflower plants (Helianthus annuus, variety NK894) were given variable doses (0–40 Gy) from a 60Co gamma source. Exposure of plants to gamma radiation caused a significant reduction in stem growth and root biomass. Doses as low as 5 Gy resulted in a significant increase in leaf density, suggesting that very low doses of radiation could induce morphological growth changes. Carbohydrate analysis of plants exposed to 40 Gy demonstrated significantly more starch content in leaves and significantly less in stems 18 days after exposure compared with control plants. In contrast, the carbohydrate content of the roots of plants exposed to 40 Gy was not significantly different from non-irradiated plants 18 days after exposure. (author)

  18. Newly Emerged Populations of Plasmopara halstedii Infecting Rudbeckia Exhibit Unique Genotypic Profiles and Are Distinct from Sunflower-Infecting Strains.

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    Rivera, Yazmín; Salgado-Salazar, Catalina; Gulya, Thomas J; Crouch, Jo Anne

    2016-07-01

    The oomycete Plasmopara halstedii emerged at the onset of the 21st century as a destructive new pathogen causing downy mildew disease of ornamental Rudbeckia fulgida (rudbeckia) in the United States. The pathogen is also a significant global problem of sunflower (Helianthus annuus) and is widely regarded as the cause of downy mildew affecting 35 Asteraceae genera. To determine whether rudbeckia and sunflower downy mildew are caused by the same genotypes, population genetic and phylogenetic analyses were performed. A draft genome assembly of a P. halstedii isolate from sunflower was generated and used to design 15 polymorphic simple sequence repeat (SSR) markers. SSRs and two sequenced phylogenetic markers measured differentiation between 232 P. halstedii samples collected from 1883 to 2014. Samples clustered into two main groups, corresponding to host origin. Sunflower-derived samples separated into eight admixed subclusters, and rudbeckia-derived samples further separated into three subclusters. Pre-epidemic rudbeckia samples clustered separately from modern strains. Despite the observed genetic distinction based on host origin, P. halstedii from rudbeckia could infect sunflower, and exhibited the virulence phenotype of race 734. These data indicate that the newly emergent pathogen populations infecting commercial rudbeckia are a different species from sunflower-infecting strains, notwithstanding cross-infectivity, and genetically distinct from pre-epidemic populations infecting native rudbeckia hosts. PMID:27003506

  19. Effects of coal-fired flue gas desulfurated waste residue application on saline-alkali soil amelioration and oil-sunflower growth

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    Wang, Bin; XIAO Guo-Ju; MAO Gui-Lian; YUE Zi-Hui; Xu, Xing

    2010-01-01

    Aims Coal-fired flue gas desulfurated waste residue (abbreviated as desulfurated waste residue) may be a feasible approach to improving saline-alkali soil. Our objective was to explore the effects of desulfurated waste residue application on saline-alkali soil amelioration and growth of oil-sunflower (Helianthus annuus).Methods Based on field and pot experiments, we studied soil properties (including pH and total salt content), and plant eco-physiological traits (root length and volume, leaf ...

  20. Manufacturing of renewable and biodegradable fiberboards from cake generated during biorefinery of sunflower whole plant in twin-screw extruder: Influence of thermo-pressing conditions

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    Evon, Philippe; Vandenbossche, Virginie; Rigal, Luc

    2012-01-01

    The starting material used in this study was a cake generated during thermo-mechanical fractionation of sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) whole plant in a twin-screw extruder. It was slightly deoiled (16.7% of oil in dry matter). Composed mainly of fibers and proteins, it could be considered as a natural composite and was processed successfully into fiberboards by thermo-pressing. This study aimed to evaluate the influence of thermo-pressing conditions on mechanical and heat insulation propert...

  1. Arsenic-contaminated soils. Phytotoxicity studies with sunflower and sorghum

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    Lyubun, Y.V.; Kosterin, P.V.; Zakharova, E.A.; Fedorov, E.E. [Inst. of Biochemistry and Physiology of Plants and Microorganisms, Russian Academy of Sciences, Saratov (Russian Federation); Shcherbakov, A.A. [Saratov Military Inst. of Radiological, Chemical and Biological Defence, Saratov (Russian Federation)

    2002-07-01

    Background, Aim and Scope. Environmental pollution caused by arsenic (As) is a major ecological problem. There has been intense worldwide effort to find As-hyperaccumulating plants that can be used in phytoremediation - the green-plant-assisted removal of chemical pollutants from soils. For phytoremediation, it is natural to prefer cultivated rather than wild plants, because their agriculture is well known. This study was conducted to evaluate the tolerance of common sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) and sugar sorghum (Sorghum saccharatum Pers.) for soil-As contents of 10-100 mg As kg{sup -1} soil, with sodium arsenite as a model contaminant. Methods. Plants were grown in a growth chamber for 30 days. Microfield experiments were conducted on experimental plots. To study the phytoremediation effect of the auxins indole-3-acetic acid (IAA) and 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4-D), we treated 1- and 3-day-old plant seedlings with water solutions of the auxins (concentrations of 10{sup -5}, 10{sup -7}, and 10{sup -9} g l{sup -1}). The soil and plant-biomass samples were analyzed for total As by using the color reaction of ammonium molybdate with As. Results and Discussion. Phytotoxicity studies showed that 100 mg as kg{sup -1} soil poisoned sunflower and sorghum growth by 50%. There was a linear correlation between soil-As content and As accumulation in the plants. Laboratory experiments showed that the soil-As content was reduced two- to threefold after sunflower had been grown with 10-100 mg As kg{sup -1} soil for 30 days. Treatment of sunflower and sorghum seedlings with IAA and 2,4-D at a concentration of 10{sup -5} g l{sup -1} in microfield experiments enhanced the phytoremediation two- to fivefold as compared with untreated control plants. The best results were obtained with 3-day-old seedlings. Conclusion, Recommendation and Outlook. (a) Sunflower and sorghum are good candidates to remediate As-polluted soils. (b) Phytoremediation can be improved with IAA or 2

  2. Genome scans reveal candidate domestication and improvement genes in cultivated sunflower, as well as post-domestication introgression with wild relatives.

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    Baute, Gregory J; Kane, Nolan C; Grassa, Christopher J; Lai, Zhao; Rieseberg, Loren H

    2015-04-01

    The development of modern crops typically involves both selection and hybridization, but to date most studies have focused on the former. In the present study, we explore how both processes, and their interactions, have molded the genome of the cultivated sunflower (Helianthus annuus), a globally important oilseed. To identify genes targeted by selection during the domestication and improvement of sunflower, and to detect post-domestication hybridization with wild species, we analyzed transcriptome sequences of 80 genotypes, including wild, landrace, and modern lines of H. annuus, as well as two cross-compatible wild relatives, Helianthus argophyllus and Helianthus petiolaris. Outlier analyses identified 122 and 15 candidate genes associated with domestication and improvement, respectively. As in several previous studies, genes putatively involved in oil biosynthesis were the most extreme outliers. Additionally, several promising associations were observed with previously mapped quantitative trait loci (QTLs), such as branching. Admixture analyses revealed that all the modern cultivar genomes we examined contained one or more introgressions from wild populations, with every chromosome having evidence of introgression in at least one modern line. Cumulatively, introgressions cover c. 10% of the cultivated sunflower genome. Surprisingly, introgressions do not avoid candidate domestication genes, probably because of the reintroduction of branching. PMID:25641359

  3. Expressed Sequence Tags from the oomycete Plasmopara halstedii, an obligate parasite of the sunflower

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    Mouzeyar Said

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Sunflower downy mildew is a major disease caused by the obligatory biotrophic oomycete Plasmopara halstedii. Little is known about the molecular mechanisms underlying its pathogenicity. In this study we used a genomics approach to gain a first insight into the transcriptome of P. halstedii. Results To identify genes from the obligatory biotrophic oomycete Plasmopara halstedii that are expressed during infection in sunflower (Helianthus annuus L. we employed the suppression subtraction hybridization (SSH method from sunflower seedlings infected by P. halstedii. Using this method and random sequencing of clones, a total of 602 expressed sequence tags (ESTs corresponding to 230 unique sequence sets were identified. To determine the origin of the unisequences, PCR primers were designed to amplify these gene fragments from genomic DNA isolated either from P. halstedii sporangia or from Helianthus annuus. Only 145 nonredundant ESTs which correspond to a total of 373 ESTs (67.7% proved to be derived from P. halstedii genes and that are expressed during infection in sunflower. A set of 87 nonredundant sequences were identified as showing matches to sequences deposited in public databases. Nevertheless, about 7% of the ESTs seem to be unique to P. halstedii without any homolog in any public database. Conclusion A summary of the assignment of nonredundant ESTs to functional categories as well as their relative abundance is listed and discussed. Annotation of the ESTs revealed a number of genes that could function in virulence. We provide a first glimpse into the gene content of P. halstedii. These resources should accelerate research on this important pathogen.

  4. Whole plant senescence of sunflower following seedhead removal

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    This study was undertaken to further clarify the relationship between seed development and monocarpic senescence of sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.). Field-grown plants with and without seedheads were evaluated for rate and duration of accumulation of dry weight, reduced N, and P by whole shoots, and for partitioning of these constituents within the individual plant parts. Concurrent with seedhead removal, [15N]nitrate was applied to the plants in a selected are of the experimental plot. Whole plants (above ground portions) were harvested seven times during the seed-filling period and analyzed from dry weight, reduced N, and P. Although seedhead removal depressed the rates of dry weight, reduced N, and P accumulation by whole shoots, it extended the duration of accumulation of these constituents, relative to headed control plants. As a result, the final whole shoot dry weight and N and P contents at seed maturity were similar for deheaded and headed plants. Seedhead removal also affected the partitioning of dry matter, reduced N, and P but the relative proportions varied as a function of constituent and growth stage. Analysis of 15N present in whole shoots at physiological maturity showed that similar amounts of nitrate were absorbed during the postflowering period by headed and deheaded plants. These data indicate that the absence of seeds does not affect the total accumulation of dry matter, reduced N, or P, by sunflower plants, but does alter the rates of accumulation and partitioning of these constituents

  5. Striking differences in RNA editing requirements to express the rps4 gene in magnolia and sunflower mitochondria.

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    Regina, Teresa M R; Lopez, Loredana; Picardi, Ernesto; Quagliariello, Carla

    2002-03-01

    The ribosomal protein S4 gene (rps4) has been identified as a single copy sequence in the mitochondrial genomes of two distant higher plants, Magnolia and Helianthus. Sequence analysis revealed that the rps4 genes present in the magnolia and sunflower mitochondrial genomes encode S4 polypeptides of 352 and 331 amino acids, respectively, longer than their counterparts in liverwort and bacteria. Expression of the rps4 genes in the investigated higher plant mitochondria was confirmed by Western blot analysis. In Helianthus, one of two short nucleotide insertions at the 3'-end introduces in the coding region a premature termination codon. Northern hybridizations and reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction analysis demonstrated that the monocistronic RNA transcripts generated from the rps4 locus in Magnolia and Helianthus mitochondria are modified by RNA editing at 28 and 13 positions, respectively. Although evolutionarily conserved, RNA editing requirements of the rps4 appear more extensive in Magnolia than in Helianthus and in the other higher plants so far investigated. Furthermore, our analysis also suggests that selection of editing sites is RNA sequence-specific in a duplicated sequence context. PMID:11943458

  6. Comparison of willow and sunflower for uranium phytoextraction induced by citric acid

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    This study deals with an efficiency of a low dose of citric acid soil application on phytoextraction of uranium. Willow (Salix spp.) and sunflower (Helianthus annus L.) were tested in this experiment with contaminated soil. The enhancing of uranium bioaccumulation was confirmed, but in contrast to previous studies, the highest quantity of uranium was accumulated in leaves. After 5 weeks of citric acid treatment, willow was more efficient in the uptake and translocation of uranium than sunflower. The transfer coefficient calculated for leaves increased from 0.033 (control) to 0.74, or 0.56 after five doses of 5 mmol of citric acid per 1 kg of soil for willow or sunflower, respectively. The uptake characterized by the total U content achieved 88 and 108 mg kg-1 in relation to the above ground parts of sunflower and willow, respectively. Even though both plants accumulated U in their above ground parts in significant rate, they employed diverse ways to achieve it. At the end of the treatment, the physiological condition of the plants enabled us to continue this method. (author)

  7. Plant population and weeds influence stalk insects, soil moisture, and yield in rainfed sunflowers

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    JAWWAD A. QURESHI; PHILLIP W. STAHLMAN; J. P. MICHAUD

    2007-01-01

    Insect infestation, soil moisture, and yield were examined in populations of≈ 33 140 plants/ha (low) and ≈ 40 340 plants/ha (high) of an oilseed sunflower, Helianthus annuus L, cv. ' Triumph 660CL' with two levels of weediness. Less weedy plots resulted from the application of herbicide combination of S-metolachlor and sulfentrazone, whereas more weedy plots resulted from application of sulfentrazone alone. Among the 12 weed species recorded, neither plant numbers nor biomass differed between crop plant densities.Larvae of the stalk-boring insects Cylindrocopturus adspersus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) and Mordellistena sp. (Coleoptera: Mordellidae) were less abundant in high density sunflowers, ostensibly due to reduced plant size. However, the same effect was not observed for Dectes texanus (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) or Pelochrista womanana (Lepidoptera:Tortricidae), two other stalk-boring insects. Soil moisture was highest in low density and lowest in the high density sunflowers that were less weedy. Stalk circumference, head diameter, and seed weight were reduced for sunflower plants with short interplant distances (mean = 20 cm apart) compared to plants with long interplant distances (mean = 46 cm apart).These three variables were greater in less weedy plots compared with more weedy plots and positively correlated with interplant distance. Yields on a per-hectare basis paralleled those on a per-plant basis but were not different among treatments. The agronomic implications of planting density are discussed in the context of weed and insect management.

  8. Response of sunflower to different planting dates in cotton based cropping system

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    A field study on sunflower (Helianthus annuus L) was conducted for three. years (1991-1993) on different planting dates. Two hybrids (Hysun-33 and PI-6480) were sown on five different dates with 15 days interval from January 15 to March 15 at Cotton Research Station, Multan. Significant higher seed yield of 1880 and 2097 kg ha-1 was obtained when the crop was planted on February 1 and 15 than other treatments. The yield significantly decreased when sunflower was planted on January 15 (1264 kg ha-l), March 1 (1382 kg ha-l) and March 15 (927 kg hall. Maturity period was longest (128 days) of early sown (January 15) and shortest of late sown (March 15) sunflower hybrids. Therefore, it can be concluded that sunflower planted on February 1 to 15 gave higher seed yield as well as allowed enough time for land preparation and thereby, planting of cotton crop in the same field during its regular planting time. (author)

  9. Phytoextraction potential of sunflower and white mustard plants in zinc-contaminated soil

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    Marta Zalewska

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Phytoextraction relies on plants with a high capacity to absorb heavy metals and remove them from the soil. The objective of this study was to analyze the potential of sunflower (Helianthus annuus L. and white mustard (Sinapis alba L. for phytoextraction of Zn-contaminated soil. Research was based on a strict pot experiment conducted in a greenhouse. Seven treatments were established with increasing Zn concentrations: 0, 25, 50, 100, 200, 400, and 600 mg Zn kg-1 air-dry soil. The first tested plant was fodder sunflower. In the following year, white mustard was sown in the same pots. Plants were harvested at the end of the flowering stage. The toxic effect of Zn on sunflower yields occurred at the contamination level of 200 mg Zn kg-1 soil. In the second year of the experiment, a significant decrease in mustard biomass took place in response to 400 mg Zn kg-1 soil. The contamination level of 600 mg Zn kg-1 soil resulted in complete plant death. Plant growth was not inhibited even at high tissue Zn concentrations of 515 mg Zn kg-1 sunflower DM and 422 mg Zn kg-1 mustard DM. The 2-yr cropping system did not contribute to a significant decrease in soil Zn content. Despite high concentrations of Zn in sunflower and mustard plants, total Zn uptake accounted for only 1% to 8% of the Zn rate introduced into the soil. However, in the long run, the growing of crops could reduce Zn contamination levels in the soil. The relatively high tolerance of sunflower and white mustard for Zn contamination and rapid growth of these species are possible alternatives for phytoextraction and phytostabilization of Zn-contaminated soil.

  10. Inhibitors of fatty acid biosynthesis in sunflower seeds.

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    Pleite, Rafael; Martínez-Force, Enrique; Garcés, Rafael

    2006-09-01

    During de novo fatty acid synthesis in sunflower seeds, saturated fatty acid production is influenced by the competition between the enzymes of the principal pathways and the saturated acyl-ACP thioesterases. Genetic backgrounds with more efficient saturated acyl-ACP thioesterase alleles only express their phenotypic effects when the alleles for the enzymes in the main pathway are less efficient. For this reason, we studied the incorporation of [2-(14)C]acetate into the lipids of developing sunflower seeds (Helianthus annuus L.) from several mutant lines in vivo. The labelling of different triacylglycerol fatty acids in different oilseed mutants reflects the fatty acid composition of the seed and supports the channelling theory of fatty acid biosynthesis. Incubation with methyl viologen diminished the conversion of stearoyl-ACP to oleoyl-ACP in vivo through a decrease in the available reductant power. In turn, this led to the accumulation of stearoyl-ACP to the levels detected in seeds from high stearic acid mutants. The concomitant reduction of oleoyl-ACP content inside the plastid allowed us to study the activity of acyl-ACP thioesterases on saturated fatty acids. In these mutants, we verified that the accumulation of saturated fatty acids requires efficient thioesterase activity on saturated-ACPs. By studying the effects of cerulenin on the in vivo incorporation of [2-(14)C]acetate into lipids and on the in vitro activity of beta-ketoacyl-ACP synthase II, we found that elongation to very long chain fatty acids can occur both inside and outside of the plastid in sunflower seeds. PMID:16500723

  11. Cloning, heterologous expression and biochemical characterization of plastidial sn-glycerol-3-phosphate acyltransferase from Helianthus annuus.

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    Payá-Milans, Miriam; Venegas-Calerón, Mónica; Salas, Joaquín J; Garcés, Rafael; Martínez-Force, Enrique

    2015-03-01

    The acyl-[acyl carrier protein]:sn-1-glycerol-3-phosphate acyltransferase (GPAT; E.C. 2.3.1.15) catalyzes the first step of glycerolipid assembly within the stroma of the chloroplast. In the present study, the sunflower (Helianthus annuus, L.) stromal GPAT was cloned, sequenced and characterized. We identified a single ORF of 1344base pairs that encoded a GPAT sharing strong sequence homology with the plastidial GPAT from Arabidopsis thaliana (ATS1, At1g32200). Gene expression studies showed that the highest transcript levels occurred in green tissues in which chloroplasts are abundant. The corresponding mature protein was heterologously overexpressed in Escherichia coli for purification and biochemical characterization. In vitro assays using radiolabelled acyl-ACPs and glycerol-3-phosphate as substrates revealed a strong preference for oleic versus palmitic acid, and weak activity towards stearic acid. The positional fatty acid composition of relevant chloroplast phospholipids from sunflower leaves did not reflect the in vitro GPAT specificity, suggesting a more complex scenario with mixed substrates at different concentrations, competition with other acyl-ACP consuming enzymatic reactions, etc. In summary, this study has confirmed the affinity of this enzyme which would partly explain the resistance to cold temperatures observed in sunflower plants. PMID:25618244

  12. Seed yield, N-uptake and oil quality in Helianthus annuus as affected by N-fertilizer

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    A field experiment was conducted to study the impact of different nitrogen fertilizer rates (0, 50, 100 and 150 kg N/ha as urea) on dry matter yield, N uptake, seed yield, grain oil content and properties of sunflower Helianthus annuus using the 15N labeling technique. Sunflower plants responded strongly to increasing N supply with respect to growth performance. Dry matter yield and total N uptake were significantly increased with increasing N-supply. Partitioning of N yield in different plant parts showed that capitulum was the principle sink of N (60%) followed by leaves (30%) and stem (10%) regardless of N-fertilizer rates. Seed yield of sunflower was significantly increased at higher N-supply. However, oil concentration was significantly reduced in the N-fertilized treatments. Decreasing of grain oil content due to N addition was overcompensated by the seed yield increase. Consequently, no significant effect of N supply on oil yield was observed. The effect of N supply on iodine number was small, and only a small trend towards lower iodine value in the N100 was observed. No clear trend of the effect of N supply on other oil quality parameters was observed. Nitrogen derived from fertilizer (Ndff) was significantly increased with increasing N-supply. Recovery of fertilizer 15N was of 64% regardless of N-rates. This efficiency was less pronounced in stem and leaves than that in capitulum which had a greater value at higher N-supply. (Author)

  13. Enhanced Pb Absorption by Hordeum vulgare L. and Helianthus annuus L. Plants Inoculated with an Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi Consortium.

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    Arias, Milton Senen Barcos; Peña-Cabriales, Juan José; Alarcón, Alejandro; Maldonado Vega, María

    2015-01-01

    The effect of an arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) consortium conformed by (Glomus intraradices, Glomus albidum, Glomus diaphanum, and Glomus claroideum) on plant growth and absorption of Pb, Fe, Na, Ca, and (32)P in barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) and sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) plants was evaluated. AMF-plants and controls were grown in a substrate amended with powdered Pb slag at proportions of 0, 10, 20, and 30% v/v equivalent to total Pb contents of 117; 5,337; 13,659, and 19,913 mg Pb kg(-1) substrate, respectively. Mycorrhizal root colonization values were 70, 94, 98, and 90%, for barley and 91, 97, 95, and 97%, for sunflower. AMF inoculum had positive repercussions on plant development of both crops. Mycorrhizal barley absorbed more Pb (40.4 mg Pb kg(-1)) shoot dry weight than non-colonized controls (26.5 mg Pb kg(-1)) when treated with a high Pb slag dosage. This increase was higher in roots than shoots (650.0 and 511.5 mg Pb kg(-1) root dry weight, respectively). A similar pattern was found in sunflower. Plants with AMF absorbed equal or lower amounts of Fe, Na and Ca than controls. H. vulgare absorbed more total P (1.0%) than H. annuus (0.9%). The arbuscular mycorrizal consortium enhanced Pb extraction by plants. PMID:25495930

  14. Sunflower as a biofuels crop: An analysis of lignocellulosic chemical properties

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    Four accessions of cultivated sunflower (Helianthus annuus) and silverleaf sunflower (Helianthus argophyllus), were each grown in three locations (Georgia, British Columbia, and Iowa) at different planting densities and phenotyped for biomass-related traits and wood biochemistry. In most environments, H. argophyllus produced significantly more biomass than H. annuus. Cell wall chemistry for a subset of plants grown in Georgia and Iowa was assessed using analytical wet chemistry methods to measure lignin and sugar content/composition. The analysis of lignin and the S/G-lignin ratios for a larger number of samples (n > 250) was also assessed by high-throughput pyrolysis Molecular Beam Mass Spectrometry. Average pyMBMS estimated lignin content (i.e., dry weight fraction) for 60 °C dried basal stem samples of H. annuus and H. argophyllus was 29.6% (range, 24.0%–34.6%) and 28.6% (range, 24.6%–33.3%), respectively when averaged across all environments. The average S/G lignin mass ratio was 1.5 (range, 1.0–2.0) for H. annuus and 1.7 (range, 1.0–2.4) in H. argophyllus. Stem samples from these two species only differed statistically for a few cell wall chemistry traits; however, accession level differences within each species were apparent. Cell wall chemistry in both species was significantly affected by both location and planting density, thus demonstrating the need to select for these traits in the environment for which the crop will be produced. Overall, these results show that cultivated sunflower and silverleaf sunflower both possess the necessary phenotypic diversity to facilitate the development of a hybrid sunflower with improved lignocellulosic biofuels traits, namely increased biomass, decreased lignin, and increased glucan. -- Highlights: • Stems of cultivated and silverleaf sunflower have similar lignocellulosic chemistry. • Intraspecific variation for lignocellulosic chemistry and biomass traits was high. • Plant growth and cell wall chemistry

  15. Pest management update on sunflower midge

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    The sunflower midge (Contarinia schulzi) is a serious insect pest of sunflower, causing bud and head deformation that lead to poor seed development, and in many cases no seed development. This presentation describes the life cycle of the sunflower midge and shows images of infested sunflower heads. ...

  16. Breeding sunflower for salt tolerance: interrelationship of morpho-physical parameters in sunflower (helianthus annus L.) for salt tolerance

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    Two independent experiments were conducted under normal and saline soil conditions with an aggregate EC/sub e/ 15.30 dSm/sup -1/ and pH of 8.23. Phenotypic and genotypic correlation coefficients were computed between various morphological and physiological parameters in both experiments independently. Phenotypic and genotypic correlation coefficients under normal and saline conditions for all the trait agreed very closely. This similarity was due to the control of experimental error. Under normal and saline soil conditions almost all the parameters in the study showed positive correlation to seed yield except days to flower which was negative and coil contents and Na+ concentration which was non-significant under normal soil and days to flower and K+ concentration in leaves were negative under saline soil conductions. All achene yield components showed positive association with each other under both soil conditions. Association of physiological parameters under saline soil is rather confusing. It will be more clear when genetic correlations will be partitioned into components of direct and indirect effects. It is suggested that selection for high achene yielding lines under normal soil conditions can be based on head diameter, achene setting percentage, 100-achene weight and leaf area and saline soil conditions selections should be practiced on the basis of yield components in early flowering lines. (author)

  17. Integrated management of sunflower necrosis disease

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    Shirshikar S.P.

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    Sunflower necrosis disease (SND) is a new threat for sunflower cultivation in India. The disease was observed during 1997 in Karnataka, a major sunflower growing state of India. Later, its occurrence was reported from almost all sunflower growing states of India, posing threat to sunflower cultivation. Presently no reliable resistant sources are available. The disease being viral in nature is very much difficult to combat by single approach. At Oilseeds Research Station, Latur (M.S.), India, ...

  18. Density Distribution Sunflower Plots

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    Dupont, William D.; W. Dale Plummer Jr.

    2003-01-01

    Density distribution sunflower plots are used to display high-density bivariate data. They are useful for data where a conventional scatter plot is difficult to read due to overstriking of the plot symbol. The x-y plane is subdivided into a lattice of regular hexagonal bins of width w specified by the user. The user also specifies the values of l, d, and k that affect the plot as follows. Individual observations are plotted when there are less than l observations per bin as in a conventio...

  19. The characterization of some wild species of helianthus for some morphological traits

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    Onemli F.; Gucer T.

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    This present investigation was undertaken to determine some plant characters in six wild Helianthus genotypes and their test hybrids in 2007 and 2008. Helianthus petiolaris spp. petiolaris (E-142), Helianthus neglectus (E- 017) and four wild Helianthus annuus (E-060, E-173, E-174 and E-175) were used as the material. The morphological characters observed in the wild Helianthus genotypes were plant height, head diameter, lateral number, number of days to 50%...

  20. Influence of native and applied sulfur on yield and S uptake by sunflower at different stages of growth

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    The pattern of sulphur uptake by three genotypes of sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) at four growth stages was studied using 35S-labelled sources under field conditions on sulphur deficient Vertisol and Alfisols with four doses of sulphur. In case of Alfisol, while there was increase in dry matter yield up to 60 kg S ha-'1 level, with respect to Vertisol, the increase in yield was recorded only up to 40 kg S ha-1. Sulphur content of plants increased with S application through different sources viz., gypsum, ammonium sulphate and superphosphate and decreased with progress in plant growth. Sulphur application increased S uptake by sunflower at star, bud, flowering and maturity stages. The ratio of S uptake from native to applied source indicated preferential absorption of soil sulphur at all levels of applied S. The efficiency of native source of S was high at all the growth stages. (author). 5 refs., 5 tabs

  1. Improvement of sunflower for consumption

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    Dijanović Dijana; Stanković Vesna; Mihajlović Ivan

    2003-01-01

    Growing sunflower (Heliianthus annuus L) for consumption is becoming more and more attractive in the whole world and in our country, as well. The consumption of this product has been considerably increased because it is being used more and more in various forms: sunflower seed in a hull, hulled kernels fried or non-fried, salted or non-salted with addition of various spices. The sunflower kernel is used for preparing over 100 different food products: special types of bread, cakes, ice-cream, ...

  2. The potential of Zea mays, Commelina bengelensis, Helianthus annuus and Amaranthus hybridus for phytoremediation of waste water

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    Chacha Joseph Sarima

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Waste-water from domestic use and from industrial effluent burden the water systems with high levels of heavy metal hence there is need to remove these heavy metals so that the waste water can be recycled for use for household or irrigation. The present study has screened Zea mays (maize, Commelina bengelensis (wondering jew, Helianthus annuus (sunflower and Amaranthus hybridus (amaranthus for their ability to bioaccumulate Pb, Cu, Cd and Zn metals. The results obtained show that the H. annuus and C. bengelensis plant have promising potential for removal of Pb, Cu and Cd from wastewater though their ability to remove Zn from contaminated solutions is not much different from that of Z. mays and A. hybridus.

  3. Aromatic Plants growing in Nigeria: Essential Oil Constituents of Cassia alata (Linn. Roxb. and Helianthus annuus L.

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    Yusuff O. Kamil

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available The volatile constituents identified from the leaves of two Nigerian plants are being reported. The oil samples were obtained from the studied plant species by hydrodistillation using a Clevenger apparatus and then subsequently analyzed for their constituents by gas chromatography (GC and gas chromatography coupled with mass spectrometry (GC/MS. The quantitatively significant constituents of the leaf oil of Cassia alata (Linn. Roxb., (Fabaceae were 1, 8-cineole (39.8%, β-caryophyllene (19.1% and caryophyllene oxide (12.7%. Limonene (5.2%, germacrene D (5.5% and α-selinene (5.4% constituted the other significant compounds present in the oil. T he sunflower oil, Helianthus annuus L., (Asteraceae was rich in α-pinene (16.0%, germacrene D (14.4%, sabinene (9.4% and 14-hydroxy-α-muurolene (9.0%.

  4. Evolution of the leaf economics spectrum in herbs: Evidence from environmental divergences in leaf physiology across Helianthus (Asteraceae).

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    Mason, Chase M; Donovan, Lisa A

    2015-10-01

    The leaf economics spectrum (LES) describes a major axis of plant functional trait variation worldwide, defining suites of leaf traits aligned with resource-acquisitive to resource-conservative ecological strategies. The LES has been interpreted to arise from leaf-level trade-offs among ecophysiological traits common to all plants. However, it has been suggested that the defining leaf-level trade-offs of the LES may not hold within specific functional groups (e.g., herbs) nor within many groups of closely related species, which challenges the usefulness of the LES paradigm across evolutionary scales. Here, we examine the evolution of the LES across 28 species of the diverse herbaceous genus Helianthus (the sunflowers), which occupies a wide range of habitats and climate variation across North America. Using a phylogenetic comparative approach, we find repeated evolution of more resource-acquisitive LES strategies in cooler, drier, and more fertile environments. We also find macroevolutionary correlations among LES traits that recapitulate aspects of the global LES, but with one major difference: leaf mass per area is uncorrelated with leaf lifespan. This indicates that whole-plant processes likely drive variation in leaf lifespan across Helianthus, rather than leaf-level trade-offs. These results suggest that LES patterns do not reflect universal physiological trade-offs at small evolutionary scales. PMID:26339995

  5. Response to salinity in the homoploid hybrid species Helianthus paradoxus and its progenitors H. annuus and H. petiolaris

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    Karrenberg, Sophie; Edelist, Cécile; Lexer, Christian; Rieseberg, Loren

    2006-01-01

    To contribute to the understanding of ecological differentiation in speciation, we compared salinity responses of the halophytic diploid hybrid species Helianthus paradoxus and its glycophytic progenitors Helianthus annuus and Helianthus petiolaris.

  6. Effect of radiation environment on radiation use efficiency and growth of sunflower

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    The level of incident radiation and the proportion of radiation that is diffuse affects radiation use efficiency (RUE) in crops. However, the degree of this effect, and its importance to growth and yield of sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) have not been established. A field experiment was conducted to investigate the effects of radiation environment on RUE, growth, and yield of sunflower. A fully irrigated crop was sown on an alluvial-prairie soil (Fluventic Haplustoll) and was exposed to three distinct radiation environments. In two treatments, the level of incident radiation was reduced by 14 and 20% by suspending two different types of polyethylene plastic films well above the crop. In addition to the reductions in incident radiation, the proportion of radiation that was diffuse was increased by about 14% in these treatments. Lower incident radiation and increased proportion of diffuse radiation had no effect on total biomass, phenology, leaf area, and the canopy light extinction coefficient (k = 0.89). However, yield was reduced in shaded treatments due to smaller grain size and lower harvest index. Although crop RUE measured over the entire crop cycle (1.25 g/MJ) did not differ significantly among treatments, there was a trend where RUE compensated for less intercepted incident radiation. Theoretical derivations of the response of RUE to different levels of incident radiation supported this finding. Shaded sunflower crops have the ability to produce biomass similar to unshaded crops by increasing RUE, but have lower harvest indices

  7. Nitrogen effects on growth and development of sunflower hybrids under agro-climatic conditions of malonate

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    The effect of nitrogen (N) on growth, development, yield and yield components of different sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) hybrids was evaluated under agro-climatic conditions of Multan during spring 2008 and 2009. The experiment was laid out in a randomized complete block design with split plot arrangement having three replications, keeping cultivars in the main plots and N levels in the subplots. The net plot size was 4.2 m x 5 m. The results showed that, with increasing N rates, there was increment in the biomass, yield and yield components while the oil contents were adversely affected. However, there was high seed yield in 2008 as compared to 2009. Among sunflower hybrids, Hysun-38 gave more yield as compared to other sunflower hybrids (Hysun-33, Pioneer 64A93), while in case of N levels, 180 kg ha/sup -1/ provided higher yield than other N rates (0, 60, 120, 240 kg ha/sup -1/) in both years of study especially during 2008. (author)

  8. Influence of the g-force on the circumnutations of sunflower hypocotyls

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    Zachariassen, E.; Johnsson, A.; Brown, A. H.; Chapman, D. K.; Johnson-Glebe, C.

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    Circumnutations of hypocotyls of sunflower (Helianthus annuus L. cv. Californicus) were studied under 1 g and 3 g conditions. Root mean square values of the hypocotyl deviation from the plumbline and period of the movements were determined from calculations of the autocorrelation functions of the movements. The amplitude and the period of the circumnutations increased under 3 g as compared to 1 g. A transition from 3 to 1 g or vice versa also caused changes in period and amplitude of the movements. The results are interpreted as a support for the idea that gravity influences the circumnutation parameters in this sunflower variety. A comparison is made with published results on the dwarf sunflower cv. Teddy Bear where the force influence is very small or negligible. Simulations of a model for circumnutations show movements which are in qualitative agreement with the experimental results, provided adaptation to g-levels is included in the model. Finally, the results are discussed with the recent Spacelab-experiment (SL1) as a background.

  9. Novel Fibonacci and non-Fibonacci structure in the sunflower: results of a citizen science experiment.

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    Swinton, Jonathan; Ochu, Erinma

    2016-05-01

    This citizen science study evaluates the occurrence of Fibonacci structure in the spirals of sunflower (Helianthus annuus) seedheads. This phenomenon has competing biomathematical explanations, and our core premise is that observation of both Fibonacci and non-Fibonacci structure is informative for challenging such models. We collected data on 657 sunflowers. In our most reliable data subset, we evaluated 768 clockwise or anticlockwise parastichy numbers of which 565 were Fibonacci numbers, and a further 67 had Fibonacci structure of a predefined type. We also found more complex Fibonacci structures not previously reported in sunflowers. This is the third, and largest, study in the literature, although the first with explicit and independently checkable inclusion and analysis criteria and fully accessible data. This study systematically reports for the first time, to the best of our knowledge, seedheads without Fibonacci structure. Some of these are approximately Fibonacci, and we found in particular that parastichy numbers equal to one less than a Fibonacci number were present significantly more often than those one more than a Fibonacci number. An unexpected further result of this study was the existence of quasi-regular heads, in which no parastichy number could be definitively assigned. PMID:27293788

  10. Interactive Effect of Potassium and Phosphorus on Grain Quality and Profitability of Sunflower in Northwest Pakistan

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    AMANULLAH; M. W. KHAN

    2011-01-01

    A field experiment was conducted using a split plot randomized complete block design with three replications to study the effects of potassium (K) and phosphorus (P) application on sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) growth at the New Developmental Research Farm of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Agricultural University in Peshawar,Pakistan.Six levels of K (0,25,50,75,100 and 125 kg K ha-1) were main plots while four levels of P (0,45,90 and 135 kg P ha-1) were subplots.Increase in both K and P levels enhanced grain oil concentration of sunflower.Increase in P level increased grain protein concentration,while increase in K level decreased grain protein concentration.Both oil and protein yields increased significantly with increase in K and P levels.The increase in oil and protein yields of sunflower was mainly attributed to the improvement in yield components (grains per head,grain weight and head size) and the significant increase in grain yield.The highest net returns of 297 and 368 US$ ha-1 based on grain and oil yields,respectively,were obtained from a combination of 100 kg K ha-1 + 45 kg P ha-1.

  11. Dynamics of three organic acids (malic, acetic and succinic acid) in sunflower exposed to cadmium and lead.

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    Niu, Zhixin; Li, Xiaodong; Sun, Lina; Sun, Tieheng

    2013-01-01

    Sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) has been considered as a good candidate for bioaccumulation of heavy metals. In the present study, sunflower was used to enrich the cadmium and lead in sand culture during 90 days. Biomass, Cd and Pb uptake, three organic acids and pH in cultures were investigated. Results showed that the existence of Cd and Pb showed different interactions on the organic acids exudation. In single Cd treatments, malic and acetic acids in Cd10 showed an incremental tendency with time. In the mixed treatments of Cd and Pb, malic acids increased when 10 and 40 mg x L(-1) Cd were added into Pb50, but acetic acids in Pb50 were inhibited by Cd addition. The Cd10 supplied in Pb10 stimulated the secretion of malic and succinic acids. Moreover, the Cd or Pb uptake in sunflower showed various correlations with pH and some organic acids, which might be due to the fact that the Cd and Pb interfere with the organic acids secretion in rhizosphere of sunflower, and the changes of organic acids altered the form and bioavailability of Cd and Pb in cultures conversely. PMID:23819268

  12. Transferring Sclerotinia stalk rot resistance genes from wild Helianthus species into cultivated sunflower

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    Replicated field tests of 313 progeny families screened for stalk rot resistance at Carrington, ND in 2009 showed good introgression of resistance genes. These materials were planted again in 2010 for a second year of field evaluation, as well as the new families with seed increased in 2009. In 2010...

  13. Molecular mapping of a new induced gene for nuclear male sterility in sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.)

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    A new NMS line, NMS HA89-872, induced by mitomycin C and streptomycin carries a single recessive male-sterile gene ms6. An F2 population of 88 plants was obtained from a cross between nuclear male-sterile mutant NMS HA89-872 (msms) and male-fertile line RHA271 (MsMs). 225 SSR primers and 9 RFLP-deri...

  14. Ecogeography and utility to plant breeding of the crop wild relatives of sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.)

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    Kantar, M.B.; Sosa, C.C.; Khoury, C.K.; Castaneda-Alvarez, N.P.; Achicanoy, H.A.; Bernau, V.; Kane, N.C.; Marek, L.; Seiler, G.; Rieseberg, L.H.

    2015-01-01

    Crop wild relatives (CWR) are a rich source of genetic diversity for crop improvement. Combining ecogeographic and phylogenetic techniques can inform both conservation and breeding. Geographic occurrence, bioclimatic, and biophysical data were used to predict species distributions, range overlap and

  15. VARIABILITY STUDIES FOR YIELD AND YIELD COMPONENTS IN SUNFLOWER (Helianthus annuus L.)

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    V.Thirumala Rao

    2012-01-01

    A field experiment was conducted with 94 genotypes including three checks to study the variability for different characters. The range of variation for different characters indicated wide differences among the genotypes. The genotypic and phenotypic variation (GCV and PCV) was high for seed yield per plant, test weight and number of filled seeds was indicated these characters amenable for improvement by selection. Non additive gene action was observed for days to maturity, days to 50% floweri...

  16. Combining ability analysis for seed yield and its components in Sunflower (Helianthus annuus L..

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    K. Mohanasundaram, N. Manivannan and P. Vindhiya varman

    2010-07-01

    Full Text Available Twenty four lines were crossed with two testers in an L x T mating design to estimate the combining ability for seed yield insunflower. Non-additive genetic variance played a preponderant role in the inheritance of all the characters studied viz., daysto 50 % flowering, days to maturity, plant height, head diameter, volume weight, hundred seed weight and seed yield perplant. The lines 27, 436 and tester 234A can be considered as superior parents in the present study as they recorded high per seperformance with positively significant general combining ability effect for seed yield/plant. Among the 48 hybrids evaluated,crosses viz., 234A x 436, 234A x 440 and 234A x 235 were considered as superior hybrids as they recorded high per seperformance and significant sca effect for seed yield/plant.

  17. Combining abilities of new inbred lines of sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.)

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    Ćirić Mihajlo; Jocić Siniša; Cvejić Sandra; Jocković Milan; Čanak Petar; Marinković Radovan; Ivanović Mile

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    Combining abilities for plant height and head diameter of ten sterile Alines, three restorers - RF lines and their (10x3) F1-hybrids were examined by line x tester method. Significant differences were found between A-lines, RFlines (testers) and their hybrids. The highest mean for plant height had line MIA- 57 (198.17 cm) and hybrid combination MG-MI-1 x MI-A-57 (239 cm), and the lowest mean had line PL-DI-13 (79.67 cm) and hybrid MG-MI-4 x PL-DI-13 (152.67...

  18. STUDY OF A MICROBIAL INOCULUM ON SEVERAL BIOCHEMICAL INDICES IN SUNFLOWER (HELIANTHUS ANUUS L.

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    Marius Stefan

    2005-08-01

    Full Text Available The study of the complex interaction between rhizospheric bacteria and plant roots represents a very important and actual problem in microbiology. The use of bacteria that stimulate plant growth – PGPR (plant growth promoting rhizobacteria – as biofertilizers is one of the most promising biotechnologies used for the increase of the primary production with reduced amounts of chemical fertilizers (Lemanceau, Alabouvette, 1993.

  19. Long Terminal Repeat Retrotransposon Content in Eight Diploid Sunflower Species Inferred from Next-Generation Sequence Data.

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    Tetreault, Hannah M; Ungerer, Mark C

    2016-01-01

    The most abundant transposable elements (TEs) in plant genomes are Class I long terminal repeat (LTR) retrotransposons represented by superfamilies gypsy and copia Amplification of these superfamilies directly impacts genome structure and contributes to differential patterns of genome size evolution among plant lineages. Utilizing short-read Illumina data and sequence information from a panel of Helianthus annuus (sunflower) full-length gypsy and copia elements, we explore the contribution of these sequences to genome size variation among eight diploid Helianthus species and an outgroup taxon, Phoebanthus tenuifolius We also explore transcriptional dynamics of these elements in both leaf and bud tissue via RT-PCR. We demonstrate that most LTR retrotransposon sublineages (i.e., families) display patterns of similar genomic abundance across species. A small number of LTR retrotransposon sublineages exhibit lineage-specific amplification, particularly in the genomes of species with larger estimated nuclear DNA content. RT-PCR assays reveal that some LTR retrotransposon sublineages are transcriptionally active across all species and tissue types, whereas others display species-specific and tissue-specific expression. The species with the largest estimated genome size, H. agrestis, has experienced amplification of LTR retrotransposon sublineages, some of which have proliferated independently in other lineages in the Helianthus phylogeny. PMID:27233667

  20. Elimination of natural uranium and {sup 226}Ra from contaminated waters by rhizofiltration using Helianthus annuus L

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    Vera Tome, F. [Departamento de Fisica Aplicada, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad de Extremadura, 06071 Badajoz (Spain)], E-mail: fvt@unex.es; Blanco Rodriguez, P. [Departamento de Fisica, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad de Extremadura, 06071 Badajoz (Spain); Lozano, J.C. [Laboratorio de Radiactividad Ambiental, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad de Salamanca, 37008 Salamanca (Spain)

    2008-04-15

    The elimination of natural uranium and {sup 226}Ra from contaminated waters by rhizofiltration was tested using Helianthus annuus L. (sunflower) seedlings growing in a hydroponic medium. Different experiments were designed to determine the optimum age of the seedlings for the remediation process, and also to study the principal way in which the radionuclides are removed from the solution by the sunflower roots. In every trial a precipitate appeared which contained a major fraction of the natural uranium and {sup 226}Ra. The results indicated that the seedlings themselves induced the formation of this precipitate. When four-week-old seedlings were exposed to contaminated water, a period of only 2 days was sufficient to remove the natural uranium and {sup 226}Ra from the solution: about 50% of the natural uranium and 70% of the {sup 226}Ra were fixed in the roots, and essentially the rest was found in the precipitate, with only very small percentages fixed in the shoots and left in solution.

  1. Characterization of a small acyl-CoA-binding protein (ACBP) from Helianthus annuus L. and its binding affinities.

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    Aznar-Moreno, Jose A; Venegas-Calerón, Mónica; Du, Zhi-Yan; Garcés, Rafael; Tanner, Julian A; Chye, Mee-Len; Martínez-Force, Enrique; Salas, Joaquín J

    2016-05-01

    Acyl-CoA-binding proteins (ACBPs) bind to acyl-CoA esters and promote their interaction with other proteins, lipids and cell structures. Small class I ACBPs have been identified in different plants, such as Arabidopsis thaliana (AtACBP6), Brassica napus (BnACBP) and Oryza sativa (OsACBP1, OsACBP2, OsACBP3), and they are capable of binding to different acyl-CoA esters and phospholipids. Here we characterize HaACBP6, a class I ACBP expressed in sunflower (Helianthus annuus) tissues, studying the specificity of its corresponding recombinant HaACBP6 protein towards various acyl-CoA esters and phospholipids in vitro, particularly using isothermal titration calorimetry and protein phospholipid binding assays. This protein binds with high affinity to de novo synthetized derivatives palmitoly-CoA, stearoyl-CoA and oleoyl-CoA (Kd 0.29, 0.14 and 0.15 μM respectively). On the contrary, it showed lower affinity towards linoleoyl-CoA (Kd 5.6 μM). Moreover, rHaACBP6 binds to different phosphatidylcholine species (dipalmitoyl-PC, dioleoyl-PC and dilinoleoyl-PC), yet it displays no affinity towards other phospholipids like lyso-PC, phosphatidic acid and lysophosphatidic acid derivatives. In the light of these results, the possible involvement of this protein in sunflower oil synthesis is considered. PMID:26938582

  2. Improvement of sunflower for consumption

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    Dijanović Dijana

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available Growing sunflower (Heliianthus annuus L for consumption is becoming more and more attractive in the whole world and in our country, as well. The consumption of this product has been considerably increased because it is being used more and more in various forms: sunflower seed in a hull, hulled kernels fried or non-fried, salted or non-salted with addition of various spices. The sunflower kernel is used for preparing over 100 different food products: special types of bread, cakes, ice-cream, chocolate. In accordance with the trade demands, the aims of sunflower seeds for consumption improvement are: high productivity, greater content of proteins, lesser content of oil, oncreased mass of 1000 seeds, lesser portion of the hull easy nibbling, as well as tolerance to dominant diseases in the growing region. In the Agricultural and Technological Research Center in Zajecar, 4 genotypes of protein sunflower (two cultivars and two hybrids have been created so far. This study shows the results achieved in increasing the content of protein, the mass of 1000 seeds, decreasing the content of oil and hull of the new 90 hybrid combination. The hybrid combinations were obtained by crossing of the CMS and restorer lines.

  3. Effects of increased gravity force on nutations of sunflower hypocotyls

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    Brown, A. H.; Chapman, D. K.

    1977-01-01

    A centrifuge was used to provide sustained acceleration in order to study the hypocotyl nutation of 6-day-old Helianthus annuus L. over a range of g-forces, up to 20 times normal g. At the upper end of this g-range, nutation was impeded and at times was erratic evidently because the weight of the cotyledons exceeded the supportive abilities of the hypocotyls. Over the range 1 to 9 g, the period of nutation was independent of the resultant force vector. Over the same g-range, the amplitude of nutation was nearly independent of the chronic g-force. If nutation in sunflower seedlings is an oscillation caused by a succession of geotropic responses which continue to overshoot the equilibrium position (plumb line), its amplitude might be expected to be more sensitive to changes in magnitude of the sustained g-force. In order to preserve the geotropic model, in which nutation is considered to be a sustained oscillation driven by geotropic reactions, it is necessary to assume that geotropic response must increase with increasing g most rapidly in the region of the g-parameter below the terrestrial value of 1 g.

  4. THE BIOLOGICAL CYCLE OF SUNFLOWER BROOMRAPE

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    DUCA Maria

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Orobanchaceae is a dicot family, which consists of annual and perennial plants distributing from tropical to subarctic regions, predominately in temperate regions. Broomrape (Orobanche cumana Wallr. = Orobanche cernua Loefl. is a parasitic angiosperm that has been causing a great deal of damage to sunflower production in many countries, including Republic of Moldova. This parasitic angiosperm depends entirely on the host for its supply of water and nutrients. A thorough understanding of its biology, including detailed knowledge of the specific mechanisms of parasitism, is needed in order to develop novel control methods. Some main developmental steps are described for the root parasites: seed conditioning and germination, haustorium formation, penetration into host tissues, maturation of the parasite plant, and seed production. All these stages were studied in artificial and natural conditions.

  5. Helianthus annuus ssp. texanus has chloroplast DNA and nuclear ribosomal RNA genes of Helianthus debilis ssp. cucumerifolius.

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    Rieseberg, L H; Beckstrom-Sternberg, S.; Doan, K

    1990-01-01

    Heiser [Heiser, C. B. (1951) Evolution 5, 42-51] hypothesized that Helianthus annuus ssp. texanus was derived by the introduction of H. annuus into Texas and subsequent introgression of genes from Helianthus debilis ssp. cucumerifolius into H. annuus. Although often considered to be one of the best cases of introgression in plants, alternative hypotheses to introgression, such as convergence or the joint retention of the ancestral condition, could not be ruled out in the original study. To te...

  6. Effects of shading on dry matter partitioning and yield of field-grown sunflower

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    Crop simulation models require quantitative descriptions of the effects of irradiance on dry matter partition and yield. The objective of this work was to quantify the effects of reduced radiation intensity during different phenological stages on the growth, dry matter partitioning and grain numbers of sunflower (Helianthus annuus, L.). A field experiment was carried out in 1990 with 50 per cent shading treatments. The earliest treatment began at crop emergence while the latest ended at first anthesis. Shading had little effect on plant leaf area growth but reduced biomass and yield. The dry matter: radiation quotient and specific leaf area increased with shading. Grain number per head was decreased by shading, with the greatest effect occurring when shading was applied prior to anthesis. All shading treatments increased dry matter partitioning to stems, decreased assimilate partitioning to the heads and had no effect on the partitioning to leaves. (author)

  7. Sunflower seed husk agar: A new medium for the differentiation of Candida dubliniensis from Candida albicans

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    Khan Z

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available A sunflower ( Helianthus annuus seed husk agar medium has been developed and evaluated for differentiation of Candida dubliniensis from Candida albicans on the basis of colony morphology and chlamydospore production. All C. dubliniensis isolates (n=40 produced rough colonies with hyphal fringes and abundant chlamydospores whereas 101 of 105 (96.2% C. albicans isolates produced smooth colonies with no evidence of chlamydospore production. Since this medium is free from oil droplets, chlamydospores can be examined with greater clarity by Dalmau plate technique. This medium provides a simple and cost-effective tool for the presumptive differentiation of C. dubliniensis from C. albicans and is particularly suited for clinical microbiology laboratories where biochemical or molecular methods for the differentiation of these two species are not available.

  8. Patterns of microsatellite evolution inferred from the Helianthus annuus (Asteraceae) transcriptome

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    Sreepriya Pramod; Andy D. Perkins; Mark E. Welch

    2014-08-01

    The distribution of microsatellites in exons, and their association with gene ontology (GO) terms is explored to elucidate patterns of microsatellite evolution in the common sunflower, Helianthus annuus. The relative position, motif, size and level of impurity were estimated for each microsatellite in the unigene database available from the Compositae Genome Project (CGP), and statistical analyses were performed to determine if differences in microsatellite distributions and enrichment within certain GO terms were significant. There are more translated than untranslated microsatellites, implying that many bring about structural changes in proteins. However, the greatest density is observed within the UTRs, particularly 5′UTRs. Further, UTR microsatellites are purer and longer than coding region microsatellites. This suggests that UTR microsatellites are either younger and under more relaxed constraints, or that purifying selection limits impurities, and directional selection favours their expansion. GOs associated with response to various environmental stimuli including water deprivation and salt stress were significantly enriched with microsatellites. This may suggest that these GOs are more labile in plant genomes, or that selection has favoured the maintenance of microsatellites in these genes over others. This study shows that the distribution of transcribed microsatellites in H. annuus is nonrandom, the coding region microsatellites are under greater constraint compared to the UTR microsatellites, and that these sequences are enriched within genes that regulate plant responses to environmental stress and stimuli.

  9. Growth response of Helianthus annuus L grown on fly-ash amended soil

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    Pandey, V.; Misra, J.; Singh, S.N.; Singh, N.; Yunus, M.; Ahmad, K.J. (National Botanical Research Institute, Lucknow (India). Environmental Botany Lab.)

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    Helianthus annuus L. were raised on the soils amended with fly-ash at the rate of 0.5 kg (H-1), 1 kg (H-2) and 1.5 kg(H-3) per m[sup 2] plot. Plants were sampled thrice at 20, 40 and 60 day plant age from the date of sowing. None of the treated plants showed any visible injury symptoms either of nutrient deficiency or toxicity. The addition of fly-ash to soils at all the three levels promoted the plant growth as evidenced by increased leaf area and phytomass of the treated plants as compared to control plants. Root-shoot ratio was generally lower for all sets of treated plants than for untreated plants. While relative growth rate and net assimilation rate showed a significant increase at 60 day age, leaf area ratio and specific leaf area of treated plants were always lower. Interestingly leaf weight ratio was initially low but increased at later stages of plant growth. Besides there was a significant increase in the dry flower weight of H-1 and H-2 plants as compared to control power. The results of the present study clearly indicate that application of fly-ash up to the level of 1.5 kg m[sup -2] enhanced the growth and phytomass accumulation in sunflower plant.

  10. THE EFFECT OF SPRUCE BARK POLYPHENOLS EXTRACT IN COMBINATION WITH DEUTERIUM DEPLETED WATER (DDW ON GLYCINE MAX L. AND HELIANTHUS ANNUUS L. DEVELOPMENT

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    Corneliu Tanase

    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of spruce bark aqueous extract and deuterium depleted water (DDW as bioregulators on the plant growth Glycine max L. and Helianthus annuus. The following specific parameteres were closely monitorised: germination energy and germination capacity, plants vegetative organelles growth and development and photoassimilatory pigments concentrations. The results have shown that DDW presents different effects depending on tested plant species. In the case of soybean, DDW presented stimulatory effects on both germination energy and capacity, radicles elongation, primary leaves growth and development but inhibitory effects on photoassimilatory pigments. Spruce bark extract reduced the germination capacity of soybean seeds, but accelerated the germination process of sunflower seeds and present stimulatory effects on plantlets biomass accumulation. The combination of DDW with Picea abies polyphenolic extract promoted soybean plantlet elongation, especially the rootlets ones and stimulated green biomass accumulation for both soybean and sunflower plantlets. Analyzing the photoassimilatory pigments concentration for sunflower, it can be observed an increasing trend (almost 100% comparing with control when introduce into the growth medium DDW and P. abies polyphenolic extract. DDW and P. abies bark extract have shown an important role in plant growth and development, improving photoassimiliation process.

  11. Thermo-pressing of cake meal from sunflower whole plant, one only operation for two actions : expression of residual oil and molding of biodegradable agromaterials

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    Evon, Philippe; Vandenbossche, Virginie; Pontalier, Pierre-Yves; Rigal, Luc

    2012-01-01

    The starting material used in this study was a cake generated during thermo-mechanical fractionation of sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) whole plant in a Clextral BC 45 (France) twin-screw extruder. It was slightly deoiled (17.6% dry matter for residual oil content), leading to an oil extraction yield of 46.1% (yield based on the residual oil content in cake). As it was a mixture of fibers and proteins, it could be considered as a natural composite that was processed successfully into fiberbo...

  12. The Population Genomics of Sunflowers and Genomic Determinants of Protein Evolution Revealed by RNAseq

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    Loren H. Rieseberg

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available Few studies have investigated the causes of evolutionary rate variation among plant nuclear genes, especially in recently diverged species still capable of hybridizing in the wild. The recent advent of Next Generation Sequencing (NGS permits investigation of genome wide rates of protein evolution and the role of selection in generating and maintaining divergence. Here, we use individual whole-transcriptome sequencing (RNAseq to refine our understanding of the population genomics of wild species of sunflowers (Helianthus spp. and the factors that affect rates of protein evolution. We aligned 35 GB of transcriptome sequencing data and identified 433,257 polymorphic sites (SNPs in a reference transcriptome comprising 16,312 genes. Using SNP markers, we identified strong population clustering largely corresponding to the three species analyzed here (Helianthus annuus, H. petiolaris, H. debilis, with one distinct early generation hybrid. Then, we calculated the proportions of adaptive substitution fixed by selection (alpha and identified gene ontology categories with elevated values of alpha. The “response to biotic stimulus” category had the highest mean alpha across the three interspecific comparisons, implying that natural selection imposed by other organisms plays an important role in driving protein evolution in wild sunflowers. Finally, we examined the relationship between protein evolution (dN/dS ratio and several genomic factors predicted to co-vary with protein evolution (gene expression level, divergence and specificity, genetic divergence [FST], and nucleotide diversity pi. We find that variation in rates of protein divergence was correlated with gene expression level and specificity, consistent with results from a broad range of taxa and timescales. This would in turn imply that these factors govern protein evolution both at a microevolutionary and macroevolutionary timescale. Our results contribute to a general understanding of the

  13. Varabilidade temporal da precipitação pluvial: nível de nitrogênio no solo e produtividade de cultivares de girassol Temporal variability of the pluvial precipitation: nitrogen amount in the soil over sunflower income

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    Antonio Clementino dos Santos

    2002-10-01

    Full Text Available Objetivando avaliar os efeitos provocados pela variabilidade temporal da precipitação pluvial sobre o desenvolvimento e produtividade da cultura do girassol (Helianthus annuus L. em função da adubação nitrogenada e cultivares, realizaram-se experimentos nos anos de 1995, 1996, 1998, em Alagoinha-PB, e, no ano de 1998, em Esperança-PB, com a cultura do girassol, analisando-se quatro níveis de nitrogênio (0, 30, 60 e 90kg.ha-1, dois cultivares (uma precoce e uma tardia, em blocos casualizados, com 4 repetições. Durante a condução dos experimentos, foram analisados os estádios fenológicos, fitomassa, rendimento e precipitação pluvial durante o ciclo da cultura. Com relação aos resultados, verificou-se para o município de Alagoinha-PB uma precipitação pluvial média anual do período de 1.018,6mm. As respostas dos tratamentos adotados para a cultura sobre as variáveis analisadas estiveram na dependência da distribuição da precipitação pluvial durante as fases de desenvolvimento dos cultivares. Foi observada também uma grande variação na resposta do girassol em relação aos níveis de nitrogênio e às cultivares em função do tempo.With the aim of analyzing the effects caused by temporal variability of rains over sunflower (Helianthus annuus L. tillage income and development in function of nitrogen fertilization and cultivars, experiments with sunflower tillage were performed in Alagoinha-PB in the years of 1995,1996,1998 in the municipal district of Esperança-PB in 1998. In this occasion four levels of nitrogen were verified (0, 30, 60 and 90kg.ha-1, two cultivars (one precocious and another late in blocks at random with four repetitions. Beyond these experiments, some data about pluvial precipitation were analyzed. During the performance of the experiments we analyzed the tillage phenological stages, biomass accumulation and income and its components. In relation to the results, was verified in Alagoinha-PB an

  14. EFFECT OF Cu AND Mn TOXICITY ON CHLOROPHYLL FLUORESCENCE AND GAS EXCHANGE IN RICE AND SUNFLOWER UNDER DIFFERENT LIGHT INTENSITIES

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    Hajiboland R.

    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available Copper (Cu and manganese (Mn are essential micronutrients for plants, but toxic at high concentrations. Responses of rice (Oryza sativa L. and sunflower (Helianthus annuus L. to toxic concentrations of Mn and Cu (up to 100 μM were studied under three light intensities including low (LL, PPFD=100, intermediate (IL, PPFD=500 and high (HL, PPFD=800 light intensities in hydroponic medium. Rice plants showed higher susceptibility than sunflower to both heavy metals concerning dry matter of shoot and root. Growing under higher light intensity strengthened the effect of Cu toxicity while ameliorated that of Mn, the latter was attributed to the lower Mn accumulation of HL plants in both shoot and root. Chlorophyll content of leaves was influenced negatively only by Cu treatment and that at the highest concentration in the medium (100 μM. Similar with growth results, reduction of net assimilation rate (A was higher in HL than LL plants treated by excess Cu, but in contrast to growth response, reduction was more prominent in sunflower than rice. Excess Mn-induced reduction of A was similar between LL and HL plants and was greater in sunflower than rice. Reduction of A was partly attributable to stomatal limitation, but non-stomatal mechanisms were also involved in this reduction. Copper and Mn treatment did not change the optimal quantum efficiency of PSII in dark-adapted chloroplasts (Fv/Fm ratio, but Fv/F0 was influenced particularly by Cu treatment, the reduction was higher in rice than sunflower and in HL compared to LL plants. Regarding excess Cu and Mn-mediated alterations in chlorophyll concentration, Fv/F0 and Tm values, it was suggested that, Cu and Mn toxicity depress the leaf photosynthetic capacity primarily by causing a significant alteration of the composition and functional competence of the photosynthetic units rather a reduction in the number of photosynthetic units (PSUs per unit leaf area.

  15. Genotypic variation in transpiration efficiency, carbon-isotope discrimination and carbon allocation during early growth in sunflower

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    Transpiration efficiency of dry matter production (W), carbon-isotope discrimination (Δ) and dry matter partitioning were measured on six sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) genotypes grown for 32 days in a glasshouse. Two watering regimes, one well watered (HW) and the other delivering half the water used by the HW plants (LW), were imposed. Four major results emerged from this study: Three was significant genotypic variation in W in sunflower and this was closely reflected in Δ for both watering treatments; the low watering regime caused a decrease in Δ but no change in W; nonetheless the genotypic ranking for either Δ or W was not significantly altered by water stress; a positive correlation between W and biomass accumulation occurred among genotypes of HW plants; ρ, the ratio of total plant carbon content to leaf area, was positively correlated with W and negatively correlated with Δ. These results are discussed with reference to the connection between transpiration efficiency and plant growth, indicating that Δ can be used to select for W among young sunflower plants. However, selection for W may be accompanied by changes in other important plant growth characteristics such as ρ. 19 refs., 4 figs

  16. Ion distribution and gas exchange of hydroponically grown sunflower plants as affected by salinity

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    Anna Rita Rivelli

    Full Text Available This paper reports the results of a trial carried out on sunflower plants (Helianthus annuus L., Romsun HS90 grown in the greenhouse using inert substrate and two automatic and closed hydroponic systems: one of them hosting the control (C with plants grown under optimal conditions on Hoagland nutrient solution, the other one, the salt treatment (S, with plants exposed to constant salt stress through adding 150 mM of NaCl to the nutrient solution. Salt supply caused a sharp reduction in leaf area development and dry matter production, especially in the first 4 weeks when leaves showed to be more sensitive than stem and roots. Such a reduction is attributable to the drop in net CO2 assimilation rate, transpiration and stomatal conductance and it was, on average, equal to 30, 26 and 40%, respectively, with respect to the control. The investigated genotype was not able to exclude Cl- and Na+ and considerable amounts accumulated in leaves, stem and roots. Concentration increased in leaves in the basipetal direction. Though sunflower has an efficient endogenous adaptation system by which it redistributes ions in the whole plant, with greater accumulation in older leaves, growth inhibition could be attributed to specific ion toxicity effects, and of chlorine in particular, on metabolic processes and thus on photosynthesis.

  17. Density Effects on Plant Height Growth and Inequality in Sunflower Populations

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    Sa Xiao; Shu-Yan Chen; Lu-Qiang Zhao; Gang Wang

    2006-01-01

    Comparisons between competing and non-competing sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) populations demonstrate pronounced effects of density on plant height growth, height-to-crown width ratio, and a population's height inequality. In the present study, non-destructive measurements of height and the projected crown area of sunflower plants were taken at seven times from emergence to fruit maturation in even-aged monospecific stands with initial densities of 1, 4, 16, and 64 plants/m2. The mean height of populations increased and then decreased with increasing population density; the height inequalities of uncrowded populations decreased during stand growth, whereas the height inequalities of crowded populations decreased first and then increased during stand development. The interindividual relationships between the relative height growth rate and height within uncrowded populations became significantly negative during population growth, whereas these relationships were negative first and then became positive during the development of crowded populations. In the uncrowded populations, the static interindividual relationship between height-to-crown width ratio and volume was positive, whereas for the crowded population these relationships became negative with increasing competition for light. The data suggest that the plastic responses of plant height and height-to-crown width ratio to light competition will become more intense with increasing competition intensity. The results of the present study argue strongly for the importance of size-dependent individual-level plastic responses due to size-asymmetric light competition in generating the variations in population height inequality.

  18. Reactive oxygen species, abscisic acid and ethylene interact to regulate sunflower seed germination.

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    El-Maarouf-Bouteau, Hayat; Sajjad, Yasar; Bazin, Jérémie; Langlade, Nicolas; Cristescu, Simona M; Balzergue, Sandrine; Baudouin, Emmanuel; Bailly, Christophe

    2015-02-01

    Sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) seed dormancy is regulated by reactive oxygen species (ROS) and can be alleviated by incubating dormant embryos in the presence of methylviologen (MV), a ROS-generating compound. Ethylene alleviates sunflower seed dormancy whereas abscisic acid (ABA) represses germination. The purposes of this study were to identify the molecular basis of ROS effect on seed germination and to investigate their possible relationship with hormone signalling pathways. Ethylene treatment provoked ROS generation in embryonic axis whereas ABA had no effect on their production. The beneficial effect of ethylene on germination was lowered in the presence of antioxidant compounds, and MV suppressed the inhibitory effect of ABA. MV treatment did not alter significantly ethylene nor ABA production during seed imbibition. Microarray analysis showed that MV treatment triggered differential expression of 120 probe sets (59 more abundant and 61 less abundant genes), and most of the identified transcripts were related to cell signalling components. Many transcripts less represented in MV-treated seeds were involved in ABA signalling, thus suggesting an interaction between ROS and ABA signalling pathways at the transcriptional level. Altogether, these results shed new light on the crosstalk between ROS and plant hormones in seed germination. PMID:24811898

  19. Flash pyrolysis of sunflower oil cake for production of liquid fuels

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    Yorgun, S.; Sensoez, S. [Department of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Osmangazi University, 26480 Eskisehir (Turkey); Kockar, O.M. [Department of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Anadolu University, 26470 Eskisehir (Turkey)

    2001-06-01

    Flash pyrolysis experiments of sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) press oil cake were performed in a tubular transport reactor at atmospheric pressure under nitrogen atmosphere. The effects of pyrolysis temperature, particle size and sweep gas flow rate on the yields of products were investigated. The temperature of pyrolysis, particle size and sweep gas flow rate were varied in the ranges 450-700C, D{sub p}<0.224, 0.224-0.425, 0.425-0.850 mm and 25-600 cm{sup 3} min{sup -1}, respectively. The maximum oil yield of ca. 45% was obtained at a pyrolysis temperature of 550C, with the sweep gas flow rate of 300 cm{sup 3} min{sup -1} and particle size of 0.425-0.850 mm. The elemental analysis and calorific value of the pyrolysis oil were determined, and then the chemical composition of the oil was investigated using chromatographic and spectroscopic techniques (1H NMR, IR, column chromatography and GC). The chemical characterization has shown that the oil obtained from sunflower oil cake can be used as a renewable fuel and chemical feedstock.

  20. Influence of boron nutrition on net uptake and efflux of 32P and 14C-glucose in Helianthus annuus roots and cell cultures of Daucus carota

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    32P and 14C-glucose uptake were reduced under B deficiency in both Daucus cell suspensions and Helianthus roots. Similarly, efflux rates were found to be smaller in B deficient material. Efflux rates tended to be more affected than net uptake of both 32P and glucose. This may explain why sunflower roots showed a higher glucose net uptake immediately after transferring from a B sufficient to a B deficient nutrient solution. The data confirm earlier findings of B as an essential element for membrane function and integrity. B-deficiency effects could be reversed by the addition of B within less than one hour. Cell suspensions reacted similarly to roots with respect to B deficiency and may thus be suitable for further research on B deficiency effects. (orig.)

  1. 7 CFR 201.56-2 - Sunflower family, Asteraceae (Compositae).

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    ...-2 Sunflower family, Asteraceae (Compositae). Kinds of seed: Artichoke, cardoon, chicory, dandelion... primary infection. (C) Albino. (b) Other kinds in the sunflower family: Artichoke, cardoon,...

  2. Sunflower breeding for resistance to abiotic stresses

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    Škorić D.

    2009-01-01

    Due to a specific structure of its main organs (root, stem, leaves, head), sunflower can be successfully grown on marginal soils and in semi-arid conditions and it is more resistant to abiotic stresses than other field crops. In sunflower breeding for resistance to abiotic stresses, the greatest progress has been made in selection for drought resistance. Breeders use over 30 different parameters in sunflower screening for drought resistance, with physiological ones being the predominant type....

  3. Protein markers specify of sunflower inbred lines

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    Aksyonov Igor V.

    2005-01-01

    Protein markers inheritance has been studied in 30 sunflower inbred lines developed by self-pollination method. During the development of the inbred lines, plants selection was routine led on the basis of morphological characteristics and electrophoretic spectrums of seed storage proteins. Genetic purity sunflower plants was determined on the basis of electrophoretic spectrums of storage proteins. The sunflower lines differed in polypeptide spectrums of helianhtin, a major seed protein. This ...

  4. Sunflower necrosis disease management with thiomethoxam

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    Shirshikar S.P.

    2010-01-01

    Sunflower necrosis disease (SND), observed during 1997 in India has now become established in all major sunflower-growing states and has assumed the status of disease of national importance, thereby threathening sunflower cultivation in general. As it is a new disease, reliable resistance sources are still under investigation. A new insecticide thiomethoxam (Cruiser 70 W.S.) was tested for three years at Oilseeds Research Station, Latur (M.S.), India, to ma...

  5. Sunflower meal concentrations in Massai grass silage

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    Máikal S. Borja; Oliveira, Ronaldo L.; Luciano S. Lima; Adriana R. Bagaldo; Gleidson GP. Carvalho; Cláudio VDM Ribeiro

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    ABSTRACTObjetive. This experiment was conducted to evaluate the best sunflower meal concentration in Massai grass silage. Materials and methods. The treatments were composed of 0, 8, 16, and 24% sunflower meal (natural matter basis) during ensiling of Massai grass, with four repetitions. Results. The regression equation showed that the inclusion of sunflower meal between 2.14% and 13.91% obtained a silage dry matter between 25 and 35%, which are the values recommended for the production of hi...

  6. Life history traits and phenotypic selection among sunflower crop-wild hybrids and their wild counterpart: implications for crop allele introgression.

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    Kost, Matthew A; Alexander, Helen M; Jason Emry, D; Mercer, Kristin L

    2015-06-01

    Hybridization produces strong evolutionary forces. In hybrid zones, selection can differentially occur on traits and selection intensities may differ among hybrid generations. Understanding these dynamics in crop-wild hybrid zones can clarify crop-like traits likely to introgress into wild populations and the particular hybrid generations through which introgression proceeds. In a field experiment with four crop-wild hybrid Helianthus annuus (sunflower) cross types, we measured growth and life history traits and performed phenotypic selection analysis on early season traits to ascertain the likelihood, and routes, of crop allele introgression into wild sunflower populations. All cross types overwintered, emerged in the spring, and survived until flowering, indicating no early life history barriers to crop allele introgression. While selection indirectly favored earlier seedling emergence and taller early season seedlings, direct selection only favored greater early season leaf length. Further, there was cross type variation in the intensity of selection operating on leaf length. Thus, introgression of multiple early season crop-like traits, due to direct selection for greater early season leaf length, should not be impeded by any cross type and may proceed at different rates among generations. In sum, alleles underlying early season sunflower crop-like traits are likely to introgress into wild sunflower populations. PMID:26029263

  7. Sunflower Seed and Acne Vulgaris

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    Mohebbipour, Alireza; Sadeghi-Bazargani, Homayoun; Mansouri, Mona

    2015-01-01

    Background: Regardless of the overall association between diet and acne which cannot be easily ignored, there might be an association between specific nutrients and acne development or improvement. Objectives: The aim of this study was to assess the effect of dietary intake of sunflower seeds on acne severity and the pattern of acne lesions. Patients and Methods: In a randomized controlled trial, 50 patients aged 15 - 30 years old with acne vulgaris were enrolled through consecutive convenien...

  8. Trace element accumulation and distribution in sunflower plants at the stages of flower bud and maturity

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    2013-02-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this study was to analyze the accumulation and distribution of cadmium (Cd, zinc (Zn and copper (Cu in different portions of plants of sunflower (Helianthus annuus L., cv. Oleko grown in soil with contaminants (5, 300, 400 mg kg–1 of Cd, Zn and Cu, respectively and without (untreated soil as a control from the emergence of cotyledon leaves until to two phenological stages: flower bud (R-1 and maturity (R- 9. Sunflower accumulated considerable amounts of heavy metals in both phenological stages showing slight reductions of dry matter production. At R-1 stage, Cd, Zn and Cu were accumulated mainly in the roots with concentrations respectively up to 5.4, 233 and 160 mg kg–1 of dry matter with a low translocation from roots to the aerial part. Yet at the R-1 stage, the bioconcentration factor (BCF of Cd showed a significantly higher value in the Cd-Zn-Cu treatment (0.27 with respect to the untreated control (0.02, vice versa was observed for Cu, whereas no significant difference between treatments was observed for Zn (0.12 on average. However among metals, Cd showed the highest value of BCF. Referring only to the epigeous portion, differences in the accumulation and distribution of the three metals in the treated plants were found in both phenological stages; indeed passing from flower bud to the maturity stage, Cd, Zn and Cu concentrations increased in the stems and leaves, particularly in the old ones, whereas decreased in the heads. Metal accumulation in the achenes was very low and never exceed the toxicity threshold value considered for livestock. The high storage of heavy metals in roots and the probable re-translocation of the three metals along the plant during the growing cycle could be considered as a strategy of sunflower to preserve young metabolically-active leaves and reproductive organs from toxic metal concentrations.

  9. Effects of biochar produced from different feedstocks on soil properties and sunflower growth

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    Alburquerque, J. A.; Calero, J. M.; Villar, R.; Barrón, V.; Torrent, J.; del Campillo, M. C.; Gallardo, A.

    2012-04-01

    The use of biochar obtained from biomass pyrolysis as a soil amendment has potential benefits, such as reduction in gas emissions, increase in soil carbon sequestration and improvements in soil fertility and crop yield. These constitute a great incentive for the implementation of biochar-based strategies, which could contribute to improvement of the sustainability of agricultural systems. However, to date, the results of research studies show great variability as a result of differences in both the raw materials and the pyrolysis conditions used to produce biochar, as well as in the experimental setting (crop, soil type, pedo-climatic conditions, etc.). The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of five types of biochar produced from representative agricultural and forestry wastes (olive husk, almond shell, wheat straw, pine woodchips and olive tree prunings), and applied to soil at different rates, on soil properties and sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) growth. The biochars had a high organic matter content, alkaline pH, variable soluble salt content and non-phytotoxic properties. The addition of biochar to soil increased pH, electrical conductivity and water retention capacity, and decreased soil bulk density compared to control (unamended soil). However, these effects differed depending on biochar type. In contrast, no consistent effects on sunflower growth variables were observed due to the addition of biochar: increases were observed in some variables (plant dry weight, leaf area and height), but these increases were, in general, not statistically significant when compared to the unamended soil. This can be explained by the nature of biochar, being rich in carbon but relatively poor in nutrients. In summary, our results indicate that biochar is capable of improving soil properties which can impact positively on soil-plant water relations, without negative effects on sunflower growth, and therefore it is suitable for use as a long-term carbon sink in

  10. Diversifying Sunflower Germplasm by Integration and Mapping of a Novel Male Fertility Restoration Gene

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    Liu, Zhao; Wang, Dexing; Feng, Jiuhuan; Seiler, Gerald J.; Cai, Xiwen; Jan, Chao-Chien

    2013-01-01

    The combination of a single cytoplasmic male-sterile (CMS) PET-1 and the corresponding fertility restoration (Rf) gene Rf1 is used for commercial hybrid sunflower (Helianthus annuus L., 2n = 34) seed production worldwide. A new CMS line 514A was recently developed with H. tuberosus cytoplasm. However, 33 maintainers and restorers for CMS PET-1 and 20 additional tester lines failed to restore the fertility of CMS 514A. Here, we report the discovery, characterization, and molecular mapping of a novel Rf gene for CMS 514A derived from an amphiploid (Amp H. angustifolius/P 21, 2n = 68). Progeny analysis of the male-fertile (MF) plants (2n = 35) suggested that this gene, designated Rf6, was located on a single alien chromosome. Genomic in situ hybridization (GISH) indicated that Rf6 was on a chromosome with a small segment translocation on the long arm in the MF progenies (2n = 34). Rf6 was mapped to linkage group (LG) 3 of the sunflower SSR map. Eight markers were identified to be linked to this gene, covering a distance of 10.8 cM. Two markers, ORS13 and ORS1114, were only 1.6 cM away from the gene. Severe segregation distortions were observed for both the fertility trait and the linked marker loci, suggesting the possibility of a low frequency of recombination or gamete selection in this region. This study discovered a new CMS/Rf gene system derived from wild species and provided significant insight into the genetic basis of this system. This will diversify the germplasm for sunflower breeding and facilitate understanding of the interaction between the cytoplasm and nuclear genes. PMID:23307903

  11. Effect of specific leaf nitrogen on radiation use efficiency and growth of sunflower

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    Specific leaf nitrogen (SLN, g/m2) is known to affect radiation use efficiency (RUE, g/MJ) in different crops. However, this association and importance have not been well established over a range of different nitrogen regimes for field-grown sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.). An experiment was conducted to investigate different combinations and rates of applied nitrogen on SLN, RUE, and growth of sunflower. A fully irrigated crop was sown on an alluvial-prairie soil (Fluventic Haplustoll) and treated with five combinations of applied nitrogen. Greater nitrogen increased biomass, grain number, and yield, but did not affect harvest index energy-corrected for oil (0.4) or canopy extinction coefficient (0.88). Decreases in biomass accumulation under low nitrogen treatments were associated with reductions in leaf area index (LAI) and light interception. When SLN and RUE were examined together, both were less in the anthesis to physiological maturity period, but relatively stable between bud visible and anthesis. However, the effects of canopy SLN on RUE were confounded by high SLN in the top of the canopy and the crop maintaining SLN by reducing LAI. Measurements of leaf CO2 assimilation and theoretical analyses of RUE supported that RUE was related to SLN. The major effect of nitrogen on early growth of sunflower was mediated by leaf area and the distribution of SLN in the canopy rather than direct effects of canopy SLN on RUE alone. Greater responses of RUE to SLN are more evident later in growth, and may be related to the demand of nitrogen by the grain

  12. Differential hormonal and gene expression dynamics in two inbred sunflower lines with contrasting dormancy level.

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    Roselló, Paula L; Vigliocco, Ana E; Andrade, Andrea M; Riera, Natalí V; Calafat, Mario; Molas, María L; Alemano, Sergio G

    2016-05-01

    Seed germination and dormancy are tightly regulated by hormone metabolism and signaling pathway. We investigated the endogenous content of abscisic acid (ABA), its catabolites, and gibberellins (GAs), as well as the expression level of certain ABA and GAs metabolic and signaling genes in embryo of dry and imbibed cypselas of inbred sunflower (Helianthus annuus L., Asteraceae) lines: B123 (dormant) and B91 (non-dormant). Under our experimental conditions, the expression of RGL2 gene might be related to the ABA peak in B123 line at 3 h of imbibition. Indeed, RGL2 transcripts are absent in dry and early embedded cypselas of the non-dormant line B91. ABA increase was accompanied by a significant ABA-Glucosyl ester (ABA-GE) and phaseic acid (PA) (two ABA catabolites) decrease in B123 line (3 h) which indicates that ABA metabolism seems to be more active in this line, and that it would be involved in the imposition and maintenance of sunflower seed dormancy, as it has been reported for many species. Finally, an increase of bioactive GAs (GA1 and GA3) occurs at 12 h of imbibition in both lines after a decrease in ABA content. This study shows the first report about the RGL2 tissue-specific gene expression in sunflower inbred lines with contrasting dormancy level. Furthermore, our results provide evidence that ABA and GAs content and differential expression of metabolism and signaling genes would be interacting in seed dormancy regulation through a mechanism of action related to embryo itself. PMID:26934102

  13. Influence of canola and sunflower diet amendments on cattle feedlot manure.

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    Hao, Xiying; Mir, Priya S; Shah, Mohammad A; Travis, Greg R

    2005-01-01

    Cattle (Bos taurus) producers can replace a part of the traditional diet of barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) grain/silage with sunflower (Helianthus annus L.) seeds or canola meal (Brassica napus L.)/oil to enhance conjugated linoleic acids (CLA) content in milk and meat for its positive health benefits. The objective of this study is to investigate the effects of feeding sunflower or canola to finishing steers on cattle manure chemical properties and volatile fatty acid (VFA) content. The control diet contained 84% rolled barley and 15% barley silage, which provided only 2.6% lipid. The other six treatments had 6.6 to 8.6% lipid delivered from sources such as hay, sunflower seed (SS), canola meal/oil, and SS forage pellets. Manure samples (a mixture of cattle urine, feces, and woodchip bedding materials) were collected and analyzed after cattle had been on these diets for 113 d. The dietary source and level of lipid had no effect on organic N and nitrate N content in manure, but significantly affected ammonia N and VFA. Inclusion of SS forage pellets, hay, or canola meal/oil in cattle diets had no significant impact on manure characteristics, but SS significantly reduced the pH and increased propionic, isobutyric, and isovaleric content. In addition, N loss after excretion (mainly from urine N) increases with the pH and N levels in both feed and manure. The combination of SS with barley silage resulted in a lower VFA and NH3 content in manure and should be a more attractive option. To better manage N nutrient cycles and reduce NH3 related odor problems, feed and manure pH should be one of the factors to consider when determining feed mix rations. PMID:15998867

  14. Rhizobium helianthi sp. nov., isolated from the rhizosphere of sunflower.

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    Wei, Xuexin; Yan, Shouwei; Li, Dai; Pang, Huancheng; Li, Yuyi; Zhang, Jianli

    2015-12-01

    A Gram-stain-negative, non-spore-forming, rod-shaped and aerobic bacterium, designated Xi19T, was isolated from a soil sample collected from the rhizosphere of sunflower (Helianthus annuus) in Wuyuan county of Inner Mongolia, China and was characterized taxonomically by using a polyphasic approach. Phylogenetic analysis based on 16S rRNA gene sequences indicated that the novel isolate was related to species of the genus Rhizobium, sharing the greatest 16S rRNA gene sequence similarity with Rhizobium rhizoryzae J3-AN59T (98.4 %), followed by Rhizobium pseudoryzae J3-A127T (97.4 %). There were low similarities ( < 91 %) between the atpD, recA and glnII gene sequences of the novel strain and those of members of the genus Rhizobium. DNA-DNA hybridization values between strain Xi19T and the most related strain Rhizobium rhizoryzae J3-AN59T were low. The major cellular fatty acids of strain Xi19T were C16 : 0, summed feature 8 (C18 : 1ω7c and/or C18 : 1ω6c) and C19 : 0 cyclo ω8c. Q-10 was identified as the predominant ubiquinone and the major polar lipids were diphosphatidylglycerol, phosphatidylglycerol, phosphatidylethanolamine and phosphatidylcholine. The DNA G+C content of strain Xi19T was 60.2 mol%. On the basis of physiological and biochemical characteristics, coupled with genotypic data obtained in this work, strain Xi19T represents a novel species of the genus Rhizobium, for which the name Rhizobium helianthi is proposed. The type strain is Xi19T ( = CGMCC 1.12192T = KCTC 23879T). PMID:26364048

  15. Comparative uptake of plutonium from soils by Brassica juncea and Helianthus annuus

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    Lee, J.H.; Hossner, L.R.; Attrep, M.; Kung, K.S

    2002-12-01

    Extractability of Pu from soils was most affected by pH and amounts of clay, salts, and carbonates. - Plutonium uptake by Brassica juncea (Indian mustard) and Helianthus annuus (sunflower) from soils with varying chemical composition and contaminated with Pu complexes (Pu-nitrate [{sup 239}Pu(NO{sub 3}){sub 4}], Pu-citrate [{sup 239}Pu(C{sub 6}H{sub 5}O{sub 7}){sup +}], and Pu-diethylenetriaminepentaacetic acid (Pu-DTPA [{sup 239}Pu-C{sub 14}H{sub 23}O{sub 10}N{sub 3}]) was investigated. Sequential extraction of soils incubated with applied Pu was used to determine the distribution of Pu in the various soil fractions. The initial Pu activity levels in soils were 44.40-231.25 Bq g{sup -1} as Pu-nitrate, Pu-citrate, or Pu-DTPA. A difference in Pu uptake between treatments of Pu-nitrate and Pu-citrate without chelating agent was observed only with Indian mustard in acidic Crowley soil. The uptake of Pu by plants was increased with increasing DTPA rates, however, the Pu concentration of plants was not proportionally increased with increasing application rate of Pu to soil. Plutonium uptake from Pu-DTPA was significantly higher from the acid Crowley soil than from the calcareous Weswood soil. The uptake of Pu from the soils was higher in Indian mustard than in sunflower. Sequential extraction of Pu showed that the ion-exchangeable Pu fraction in soils was dramatically increased with DTPA treatment and decreased with time of incubation. Extractability of Pu in all fractions was not different when Pu-nitrate and Pu-citrate were applied to the same soil. More Pu was associated with the residual Pu fraction without DTPA application. Consistent trends with time of incubation for other fractions were not apparent. The ion-exchangeable fraction, assumed as plant-available Pu, was significantly higher in acid soil compared with calcareous soil with or without DTPA treatment. When the calcareous soil was treated with DTPA, the ion-exchangeable Pu was comparatively less

  16. Comparative uptake of plutonium from soils by Brassica juncea and Helianthus annuus

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    Extractability of Pu from soils was most affected by pH and amounts of clay, salts, and carbonates. - Plutonium uptake by Brassica juncea (Indian mustard) and Helianthus annuus (sunflower) from soils with varying chemical composition and contaminated with Pu complexes (Pu-nitrate [239Pu(NO3)4], Pu-citrate [239Pu(C6H5O7)+], and Pu-diethylenetriaminepentaacetic acid (Pu-DTPA [239Pu-C14H23O10N3]) was investigated. Sequential extraction of soils incubated with applied Pu was used to determine the distribution of Pu in the various soil fractions. The initial Pu activity levels in soils were 44.40-231.25 Bq g-1 as Pu-nitrate, Pu-citrate, or Pu-DTPA. A difference in Pu uptake between treatments of Pu-nitrate and Pu-citrate without chelating agent was observed only with Indian mustard in acidic Crowley soil. The uptake of Pu by plants was increased with increasing DTPA rates, however, the Pu concentration of plants was not proportionally increased with increasing application rate of Pu to soil. Plutonium uptake from Pu-DTPA was significantly higher from the acid Crowley soil than from the calcareous Weswood soil. The uptake of Pu from the soils was higher in Indian mustard than in sunflower. Sequential extraction of Pu showed that the ion-exchangeable Pu fraction in soils was dramatically increased with DTPA treatment and decreased with time of incubation. Extractability of Pu in all fractions was not different when Pu-nitrate and Pu-citrate were applied to the same soil. More Pu was associated with the residual Pu fraction without DTPA application. Consistent trends with time of incubation for other fractions were not apparent. The ion-exchangeable fraction, assumed as plant-available Pu, was significantly higher in acid soil compared with calcareous soil with or without DTPA treatment. When the calcareous soil was treated with DTPA, the ion-exchangeable Pu was comparatively less influenced. This fraction in the soil was more affected with time of incubation. The lowest

  17. Herbicide Tolerant Sunflower Hybrid H4

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    Health Canada has notified BASF Canada Inc. that it has no objection to the sale of food derived from Herbicide Tolerant Sunflower Hybrid H4. The Department conducted a comprehensive assessment of this sunflower hybrid according to its Guidelines for the Safety Assessment of Novel Foods. These Guidelines are based upon internationally accepted principles for establishing the safety of foods with novel traits.

  18. Genetics, Genomics and Breeding in Sunflower

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    This book is intended to bridge traditional research with modern molecular investigations on sunflower. It begins with basic information about the sunflower plant and germplasm diversity (Chapter 1), followed by classical genetics and traditional breeding (Chapter 2), history and achievement of gen...

  19. The fly ash influenced the heavy metal status of the soil and the seeds of sunflower - A case study

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    Siddiqui, S.; Ahmad, A.; Hayat, S. [Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh (India). Dept. of Botony

    2004-01-01

    In this study, four cultivars of sunflower (Helianthus annuus) were grown in the sandy loam soil, supplemented with graded (v/v) quantity (0, 20,40,60,80, 100 %) of fly ash, released by the combustion of the coal from a thermal power plant. The presence of fly ash in the soil increased its porosity, water holding capacity, pH, E.C., C. E. C., the content of sulphate, carbonate, bicarbonate, chloride, phosphorus, potassium, calcium and various trace elements. However, in the seeds, except Fe, Pb, Mn and Zn, other heavy metals remained untraced up to 40 % of the fly ash; above that their quantity slightly increased but the values are very much under the permissible limits.

  20. Growth and N2-fixation of Dhaincha C-3/Sorghum C-4 and Dhaincha C-3/Sunflower C-3 intercropping systems using the 15N and 13C natural abundance method technique

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    A field experiment on dhaincha C3 (Sesbania aculeata Pers), sunflower C3 (Helianthus annuus L.) and sorghum C4 (Sorghum bicolor L.) plants grown in monocropping and intercropping systems was conducted to evaluate seed yield, dry matter production, total N yield, land equivalent ratio (LER), intraspecific competition for soil N uptake, water use efficiency (WUE) and N2-fixation using the 15N natural abundance technique (δ 15N). Moreover, carbon isotope discrimination (Δ 13C) was determined to assess factors responsible for crop performance variability in the different cropping systems. (author)

  1. Analysis of Essential Oil in Jerusalem Artichoke (Helianthus tuberosus L.) Leaves and Tubers by Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry

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    Helmi, Zead; Al Azzam, Khaldun Mohammad; Tsymbalista, Yuliya; Ghazleh, Refat Abo; Shaibah, Hassan; Aboul-Enein, Hassan

    2014-01-01

    Purpose: To investigate, for the first time, the chemical composition of essential oil of the tubers and leaves of Jerusalem artichoke (Helianthus tuberosus L.), a species of sunflower native to eastern North America, growing in Ukraine. Methods: A hydrodistillation apparatus was used for the extraction of volatile components and then it was analysed by gas chromatography equipped with a split-splitless injector (split ratio, 1:50) and flame ionization detector (FID). The oil was analyzed under linear temperature programming applied at 4°C/min from 50°C - 340°C. Temperatures of the injector and FID detector were maintained at 280°C and 300°C, respectively. The chemical analysis of the oil was carried out using gas chromatography coupled to mass spectrometry (GC-MS), to determine the chemical composition of the volatile fraction. Results: The essential oils content ranged from 0.00019 to 0.03486 and 0.00011 to 0.00205 (g/100g), in leaves and tubers, respectively. The qualitative and quantitative analysis led to the identification of 17 components in both species samples. The major component found in leaves and tubers was (-)-β-bisabolene with 70.7% and 63.1%, respectively. Conclusion: Essential oil profile of Jerusalem artichoke species showed significant differences between leaves and tubers species. Additionally, the leaves of Jerusalem artichoke are a promising source of natural β-bisabolene. PMID:25671184

  2. The effect of EDTA and citric acid on phytoremediation of Cd, Cr, and Ni from soil using Helianthus annuus

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    The possibility to clean heavy metal contaminated soils with hyperaccumulator plants has shown great potential. One of the most recently studied species used in phytoremediation applications are sunflowers. In this study, two cultivars of Helianthus annuus were used in conjunction with ethylene diamine tetracetic acid (EDTA) and citric acid (CA) as chelators. Two different concentrations of the chelators were studied for enhancing the uptake and translocation of Cd, Cr, and Ni from a silty-clay loam soil. When 1.0 g/kg CA was used, the highest total metal uptake was only 0.65 mg. Increasing the CA concentration posed a severe phytotoxicity to both cultivars as evidenced by stunted growth and diminished uptake rates. Decreasing the CA concentration to 0.1 and 0.3 g/kg yielded results that were not statistically different from the control. EDTA at a concentration of 0.1 g/kg yielded the best results for both cultivars achieving a total metal uptake of ∼0.73 mg compared to ∼0.40 mg when EDTA was present at 0.3 g/kg

  3. The effect of EDTA and citric acid on phytoremediation of Cd, Cr, and Ni from soil using Helianthus annuus

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    Turgut, Cafer; Katie Pepe, M.; Cutright, Teresa J

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    The possibility to clean heavy metal contaminated soils with hyperaccumulator plants has shown great potential. One of the most recently studied species used in phytoremediation applications are sunflowers. In this study, two cultivars of Helianthus annuus were used in conjunction with ethylene diamine tetracetic acid (EDTA) and citric acid (CA) as chelators. Two different concentrations of the chelators were studied for enhancing the uptake and translocation of Cd, Cr, and Ni from a silty-clay loam soil. When 1.0 g/kg CA was used, the highest total metal uptake was only 0.65 mg. Increasing the CA concentration posed a severe phytotoxicity to both cultivars as evidenced by stunted growth and diminished uptake rates. Decreasing the CA concentration to 0.1 and 0.3 g/kg yielded results that were not statistically different from the control. EDTA at a concentration of 0.1 g/kg yielded the best results for both cultivars achieving a total metal uptake of {approx}0.73 mg compared to {approx}0.40 mg when EDTA was present at 0.3 g/kg.

  4. Electrical Properties of Sunflower Achenes

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    Novák Ján

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available This work contains the results of measuring the electrical properties of sunflower achenes. The interest in electrical properties of biological materials resulted in engineering research in this field. The results of measurements are used for determining the moisture content, the surface level of liquid and grainy materials, for controlling the presence of pests in grain storage, for the quantitative determination of mechanical damage, in the application of dielectric heating, and in many other areas. Electrical measurements of these materials are of fundamental importance in relation to the analysis of quantity of absorbed water and dielectric heating characteristics. It is a well-known fact that electrical properties of materials, namely dielectric constant and conductivity, are affected by the moisture content of material. This fact is important for the design of many commercial moisturetesting instruments for agricultural products. The knowledge of dielectric properties of materials is necessary for the application of dielectric heating. The aim of this work was to measure conductivity, dielectric constant and loss tangent on samples of sunflower achenes, the electrical properties of which had not been sufficiently measured. Measurements were performed under variable moisture content and the frequency of electric field ranging from 1 MHz to 16 MHz, using a Q meter with coaxial probe. It was concluded that conductivity, dielectric constant and loss tangent increased with increasing moisture content, and dielectric constant and loss tangent decreased as the frequency of electric field increased.

  5. Transcriptomic analysis of the interaction between Helianthus annuus and its obligate parasite Plasmopara halstedii shows single nucleotide polymorphisms in CRN sequences

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    Gouzy Jérôme

    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Downy mildew in sunflowers (Helianthus annuus L. is caused by the oomycete Plasmopara halstedii (Farl. Berlese et de Toni. Despite efforts by the international community to breed mildew-resistant varieties, downy mildew remains a major threat to the sunflower crop. Very few genomic, genetic and molecular resources are currently available to study this pathogen. Using a 454 sequencing method, expressed sequence tags (EST during the interaction between H. annuus and P. halstedii have been generated and a search was performed for sites in putative effectors to show polymorphisms between the different races of P. halstedii. Results A 454 pyrosequencing run of two infected sunflower samples (inbred lines XRQ and PSC8 infected with race 710 of P. halstedii, which exhibit incompatible and compatible interactions, respectively generated 113,720 and 172,107 useable reads. From these reads, 44,948 contigs and singletons have been produced. A bioinformatic portal, HP, was specifically created for in-depth analysis of these clusters. Using in silico filtering, 405 clusters were defined as being specific to oomycetes, and 172 were defined as non-specific oomycete clusters. A subset of these two categories was checked using PCR amplification, and 86% of the tested clusters were validated. Twenty putative RXLR and CRN effectors were detected using PSI-BLAST. Using corresponding sequences from four races (100, 304, 703 and 710, 22 SNPs were detected, providing new information on pathogen polymorphisms. Conclusions This study identified a large number of genes that are expressed during H. annuus/P. halstedii compatible or incompatible interactions. It also reveals, for the first time, that an infection mechanism exists in P. halstedii similar to that in other oomycetes associated with the presence of putative RXLR and CRN effectors. SNPs discovered in CRN effector sequences were used to determine the genetic distances between the four races

  6. Identification, functional characterization and developmental regulation of sesquiterpene synthases from sunflower capitate glandular trichomes

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    Ro Dae-Kyun

    2009-07-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Sesquiterpene lactones are characteristic metabolites of Asteraceae (or Compositae which often display potent bioactivities and are sequestered in specialized organs such as laticifers, resin ducts, and trichomes. For characterization of sunflower sesquiterpene synthases we employed a simple method to isolate pure trichomes from anther appendages which facilitated the identification of these genes and investigation of their enzymatic functions and expression patterns during trichome development. Results Glandular trichomes of sunflower (Helianthus annuus L. were isolated, and their RNA was extracted to investigate the initial steps of sesquiterpene lactone biosynthesis. Reverse transcription-PCR experiments led to the identification of three sesquiterpene synthases. By combination of in vitro and in vivo characterization of sesquiterpene synthase gene products in Escherichia coli and Saccharomyces cerevisiae, respectively, two enzymes were identified as germacrene A synthases, the key enzymes of sesquiterpene lactone biosynthesis. Due to the very low in vitro activity, the third enzyme was expressed in vivo in yeast as a thioredoxin-fusion protein for functional characterization. In in vivo assays, it was identified as a multiproduct enzyme with the volatile sesquiterpene hydrocarbon δ-cadinene as one of the two main products with α-muuorlene, β-caryophyllene, α-humulene and α-copaene as minor products. The second main compound remained unidentified. For expression studies, glandular trichomes from the anther appendages of sunflower florets were isolated in particular developmental stages from the pre- to the post-secretory phase. All three sesquiterpene synthases were solely upregulated during the biosynthetically active stages of the trichomes. Expression in different aerial plant parts coincided with occurrence and maturity of trichomes. Young roots with root hairs showed expression of the sesquiterpene synthase genes

  7. Interaction of UV-radiation and IAA during growth of seedlings and hypocotyl segments of sunflower

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    Stem growth of sunflower seedlings (Helianthus annuus, c.v. Polstar L.) was increasingly reduced by UV-B radiation with shorter wavelengths (Schott cut-off filters: WG 360-280) at a constant low white light irradiance. The reduction in stem elongation measured with linear voltage transformers was observed after 10 h of enhanced UV-B irradiation (WG 305) and already after 5 h, when the seedlings were additionally irradiated with lateral shortwave UV-B (WG 305 hi.). Stem elongation of UV-B irradiated sunflower seedlings was not irreversibly reduced as demonstrated by changing UV-B irradiation conditions. UV-B irradiation (WG 305) had no negative influence on stem elongation when the hypocotyls were covered by a non-UV-B transmitting plastic film, indicating that the hypocotyl is most susceptible for the inhibiting effect of UV-B radiation on stem elongation. Elongation growth of isolated hypocotyl segments (HSEG-test) at simultaneous UV-B irradiation was inhibited both in water and IAA solution, dependent on wavelength in the UV-B range. In IAA solutions UV-B preirradiated for 1-48h under a WG 305 filter, elongation growth of segments decreased with preirradiation time. It was assumed that a destruction of IAA and/ or a formation of growth inhibiting IAA photoproducts in the IAA solution are reasons for the observed growth reduction. Therefore, IAA-photooxidation kinetics were studied, the IAA photoproducts separated by HPLC and identified as 3-Hydroxymethyloxindole, Indole-3-aldehyde, 3-Methyleneoxindole (3-M), 3-Methyloxindole and Indole. The application of these compounds in the HSEG-test showed that only 3-M inhibited elongation growth. Furthermore, the in vivo IAA concentration of UV-B irradiated sunflower seedlings under WG 305 was reduced by 51% compared with that of seedlings grown under WG 360. On the basis of these results the «IAA destruction» seems to be a potent mechanism for the growth inhibition of UV-B irradiated sunflower seedlings grown at low

  8. Abelhas (Hymenoptera: Apoidea visitantes dos capítulos de girassol no recôncavo baiano Bees (Hymenoptera: Apoidea on sunflower flowers in Recôncavo Baiano region, Brazil

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    Cerilene Santiago Machado

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    Full Text Available O girassol (Helianthus annuus L. é uma espécie de polinização cruzada, cujos principais polinizadores são as abelhas. Este trabalho teve por objetivo obter informações sobre a diversidade de abelhas visitantes nos capítulos de girassol, fornecendo subsídios para identificar os possíveis polinizadores efetivos na região do Recôncavo Baiano. As coletas das abelhas foram realizadas no período de setembro-outubro de 2004, janeiro-fevereiro e maio-junho de 2005 sobre os híbridos de girassol, "AG 920" e "AG 930", cultivados na área experimental de Entomologia do Centro de Ciências Agrárias e Ambientais da Universidade Federal da Bahia, em Cruz das Almas-BA. Um total de 26 espécies de abelhas foram identificadas, sendo que Apis mellifera foi a mais abundante (58,32%, seguida de Nannotrigona testaceicornis (18,53% e Trigona spinipes (11,37%. As demais espécies apresentaram uma freqüência relativa inferior a 5%.Sunflower, Helianthus annuus L., is a cross-pollinating plant whose main pollinator are bees. This work was airmed at getting information about the diversity of visiting bee on sunflower inflorescence, by identifing the possible sunflower pollinators in Recôncavo Baiano region. The bees were collected on September-October of 2004, January-February and May-June of 2005 sunflowers hybrids (AG 920 and AG 930 cultivated in the entomology experimental area of Centro de Ciências Agrárias e Ambiental da Universidade Federal da Bahia, Brazil. Twenty six species were identified Apis mellifera (58.32%, Nannotrigona testaceicornis (18.53% and Trigona spinipes (11.37% were the most abundant species. The other species presented a frequency lower than relative 5%.

  9. Morphological and anatomical research of Helianthus tuberosus L. inflorescence

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    Tatyana Gontovaya

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    Full Text Available For the first time the features of an external and internal structure of inflorescences of Jerusalem artichoke’s (Helianthus tuberosusL. from Asteraceae family has been investigated. As a result of researches macro- and microscopic diagnostic signs which can be used for the identification of medicinal vegetable stuff and the development of the QCT(quality control technique project were revealed.

  10. Evaluation of sunflower for resistance to stem and seed pests in the northern and central Plains

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    The major insect pests attacking cultivated sunflower include the sunflower stem weevil, the sunflower moth, the red sunflower seed weevil, the banded sunflower moth, and the sunflower midge. Strategies to reduce crop losses for these pests have focused on insecticidal control, but host-plant resist...

  11. Effects of Control with Spraying Weedicide on Sunflower Field%向日葵田茎叶喷施除草剂的防治效果

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    李永鹏; 李胜林; 贾锡云; 孔祥清

    2009-01-01

    A sunflower eultivar(Helianthus annuus L.)with 12 treatments by spraying four kinds of weedicide were studied to compare differences of the effect of weeding and based on the test results in sunflower production, we can find out that in sunflower production,in accordance with the different types of weeds in the field Pharmacy,recommended 12.5% sethoxydim1.5~1.8 L·hm-2,5% fine Quizalofop-p-ethyl 0.8~0.9 L·hm-2,50%Prometryne 3.0~3.75 kg·hm-2suitable.%通过田间小区试验,研究茎叶施用不同除草剂对靶标的防治效果.结果表明,不同处理的防治效果不同,其中12.5%拿捕净以1.5~1.8 L·hm-2,5%精喹禾灵以0.8~0.9 L·hm-2,50%扑草净以3.0~3.75 kg·hm-2为宜.

  12. Backcrosses in interspecific hybridization in sunflower

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    Atlagić Jovanka; Panković Dejana; Pekanović Ana

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    When incorporating desirable traits (resistance to causal agents of various diseases) from the wild relatives into the cultivated sunflower, some undesirable ones are introduced too (branching, small head diameter, low oil content, etc). To overcome this problem, backcrosses (F1 interspecific hybrids x cultivated sunflower) are used, although very often desirable traits are lost in the process. Cytological analysis (meiosis and pollen viability) and molecular markers (RAPD) were used to estim...

  13. Occurrence and transport of nitrogen in the Big Sunflower River, northwestern Mississippi, October 2009-June 2011

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    Barlow, Jeannie R.B.; Coupe, Richard H.

    2014-01-01

    The Big Sunflower River Basin, located within the Yazoo River Basin, is subject to large annual inputs of nitrogen from agriculture, atmospheric deposition, and point sources. Understanding how nutrients are transported in, and downstream from, the Big Sunflower River is key to quantifying their eutrophying effects on the Gulf. Recent results from two Spatially Referenced Regressions on Watershed attributes (SPARROW models), which include the Big Sunflower River, indicate minimal losses of nitrogen in stream reaches typical of the main channels of major river systems. If SPARROW assumptions of relatively conservative transport of nitrogen are correct and surface-water losses through the bed of the Big Sunflower River are negligible, then options for managing nutrient loads to the Gulf of Mexico may be limited. Simply put, if every pound of nitrogen entering the Delta is eventually delivered to the Gulf, then the only effective nutrient management option in the Delta is to reduce inputs. If, on the other hand, it can be shown that processes within river channels of the Mississippi Delta act to reduce the mass of nitrogen in transport, other hydrologic approaches may be designed to further limit nitrogen transport. Direct validation of existing SPARROW models for the Delta is a first step in assessing the assumptions underlying those models. In order to characterize spatial and temporal variability of nitrogen in the Big Sunflower River Basin, water samples were collected at four U.S. Geological Survey gaging stations located on the Big Sunflower River between October 1, 2009, and June 30, 2011. Nitrogen concentrations were generally highest at each site during the spring of the 2010 water year and the fall and winter of the 2011 water year. Additionally, the dominant form of nitrogen varied between sites. For example, in samples collected from the most upstream site (Clarksdale), the concentration of organic nitrogen was generally higher than the concentrations of

  14. Effect of salinity on uptake of micronutrients in sunflower at early vegetative stage

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    A pot culture experiment was conducted to study the effects of 4 different levels of salinity (EC = 1.19, 9.54, 16.48 and 22.38 mS/cm) on the uptake of micronutrients (viz., Cu, Mn, Fe and Zn) by 2 varieties of sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) at early vegetative stage. Salinity levels were prepared by dissolving calculated amount of NaCl/sub 2/, Na/sub 2/SO/sub 4/, CaCl and MgCl/sub 2/ (4:10:5:1) in half strength Hoagland culture solution. In response to various levels of salinity, the uptake of all mentioned micronutrients of roots and shoots of sunflower exhibited significant response (p <0.05 and p <0.01) while only the response of Mn uptake in shoot was found non significant. A maximum significant uptake of Cu, Mn, Fe and Zn in shoot (19.50, 120.67, 1647.67 and 59.17 mu g/g) is obtained under highest dose of applied salinity (22.23 mS/cm) whereas with the exception of Zn, a maximum significant uptake of Cu (25.67 mu g/g), Mn (144.87 mug/g), and Fe (5837.5 mu g/g) in root as well in highest dose of salinity was observed. With reference to ratio of Fe and Zn uptake in root and shoot, variety DO 730 responded well than variety DO 728. Results on the bases of grand sum values depicted 20.38 and 69.33% decrease in uptake of Cu and Fe, but 7.65 and 18.37% increase in uptake of Mn and Zn in shoot over root in both the varieties, respectively was observed. (author)

  15. Row spacing effects on light extinction coefficients of corn, sorghum, soybean, and sunflower

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    In many crop models, light intercepted by a canopy (IPAR) is calculated from a Beer's Law equation: IPAR = PAR x [1- exp(-k x LAI)], where k is the extinction coefficient, PAR the photosynthetically active radiation, and LAI the leaf area index. The first objective of this study was to investigate the effect of row spacing on k for corn (Zea mays L.), sorghum [Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench], soybean [Glycine max (L.) Merr.], and sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) to provide information for modeling. Data from literature and from an experiment conducted at Temple, TX, were evaluated. The second objective was to investigate effects of time of day and stage of crop development on k for different row spacings. Seeds of all four species were sown in rows 0.35, 0.66, or 1.00 m apart. Measurements of canopy light interception were taken near solar noon on two dates before anthesis. At anthesis, extinction coefficients were determined at 0845, 1015, and 1145 h (solar time). The extinction coefficient showed a linear decrease as row spacing increased. For each crop, the effect of row spacing on k was described by one linear regression for most data. Stage of crop development and stage of development x row spacing interaction did not significantly affect k during the period of measurements. The effect of time of day was significant for all four crops, and the time of day x row spacing interaction was significant for soybean and sunflower. Thus, modeling light interception for different row spacings should account for these effects

  16. Effect of repeated addition of irradiated and normal sewage sludges on the uptake of macro - and micronutrients by wheat and sunflower crops grown successively on an inceptisol

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    Microplot field experiments were conducted to evaluate the uptake of macro - and micronutrients by wheat (Triticum sativum L. cv. Kalyan Sona) and sunflower (Helianthus annuus L. cv. Morden) as 5th and 6th crops. respectively, grown on an inceptisol amended with normal sewage sludge (NSS) and irradiated sewage sludge (ISS) at the application rates of 0, 2, 4, 6 and 8 t ha-1. Results indicated no significant differences in the dry matter yield (DMY) between the various treatments of either shoot or grain of both the crops. In general DMY of shoot was more than that of grain and also the DMY of wheat crop was more than that of sunflower. Data on the N, P, K contents of the two crops revealed no significant differences at the different treatments of both NSS and ISS; however, the different levels of NSS and ISS significantly enhanced the shoot N content of wheat, whereas grain P content of sunflower was significantly reduced. Nitrogen and P uptake in grain was higher than that of shoot of both the crops, but reverse was true for K. In general, N and P contents were higher in sunflower crop as compared to wheat crop and the opposite trend was obtained for K content. Results on the micronutrient contents of the two crops indicated an enhancement in the Cu and Zn contents of wheat crop by both NSS and ISS at different rates of application. Copper and Mn contents in wheat shoot were higher than that of wheat grain and the reverse was obtained for Zn. Copper, Zn and Mn contents of wheat shoot were lower than that of previous crops. Data on the micronutrient contents of sunflower crop indicated no significant differences between the different levels of NSS and ISS application. Manganese content of sunflower grain was higher than that of shoot and the opposite trend was noticed for Cu and Zn. Soil analysis after harvest of wheat crop indicated a significant enhancement in the soil characteristics such as pH, organic C and total N due to various levels of NSS and ISS

  17. Sunflower seeds as eliciting agents of Compositae dermatitis

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    Paulsen, Evy; El-Houri, Rime B; Andersen, Klaus Ejner; Christensen, Lars P

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    BACKGROUND: Sunflowers may cause dermatitis because of allergenic sesquiterpene lactones (SLs). Contact sensitization to sunflower seeds has also been reported, but the allergens are unknown. OBJECTIVES: To analyse sunflower seeds for the presence of SLs and to assess the prevalence of sunflower...... sensitization in Compositae-allergic individuals. PATIENTS/MATERIALS/METHODS: Sunflower-sensitive patients were identified by aimed patch testing. A dichloromethane extract of whole sunflower seeds was analysed by liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry and high-performance liquid chromatography. RESULTS: The...... prevalence of sensitivity to sunflower in Compositae-allergic individuals was 56%. A solvent wash of whole sunflower seeds yielded an extract containing SLs, the principal component tentatively being identified as argophyllin A or B, other SLs being present in minute amounts. CONCLUSIONS: The concentration...

  18. Interactive effects of large- and small-scale sources of feral honey-bees for sunflower in the Argentine Pampas.

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    Full Text Available Pollinators for animal pollinated crops can be provided by natural and semi-natural habitats, ranging from large vegetation remnants to small areas of non-crop land in an otherwise highly modified landscape. It is unknown, however, how different small- and large-scale habitat patches interact as pollinator sources. In the intensively managed Argentine Pampas, we studied the additive and interactive effects of large expanses (up to 2200 ha of natural habitat, represented by untilled isolated "sierras", and narrow (3-7 m wide strips of semi-natural habitat, represented by field margins, as pollinator sources for sunflower (Helianthus annus. We estimated visitation rates by feral honey-bees, Apis mellifera, and native flower visitors (as a group at 1, 5, 25, 50 and 100 m from a field margin in 17 sunflower fields 0-10 km distant from the nearest sierra. Honey-bees dominated the pollinator assemblage accounting for >90% of all visits to sunflower inflorescences. Honey-bee visitation was strongly affected by proximity to the sierras decreasing by about 70% in the most isolated fields. There was also a decline in honey-bee visitation with distance from the field margin, which was apparent with increasing field isolation, but undetected in fields nearby large expanses of natural habitat. The probability of observing a native visitor decreased with isolation from the sierras, but in other respects visitation by flower visitors other than honey-bees was mostly unaffected by the habitat factors assessed in this study. Overall, we found strong hierarchical and interactive effects between the study large and small-scale pollinator sources. These results emphasize the importance of preserving natural habitats and managing actively field verges in the absence of large remnants of natural habitat for improving pollinator services.

  19. Effector Polymorphisms of the Sunflower Downy Mildew Pathogen Plasmopara halstedii and Their Use to Identify Pathotypes from Field Isolates.

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    Gascuel, Quentin; Bordat, Amandine; Sallet, Erika; Pouilly, Nicolas; Carrere, Sébastien; Roux, Fabrice; Vincourt, Patrick; Godiard, Laurence

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    The obligate biotroph oomycete Plasmopara halstedii causes downy mildew on sunflower crop, Helianthus annuus. The breakdown of several Pl resistance genes used in sunflower hybrids over the last 25 years came along with the appearance of new Pl. halstedii isolates showing modified virulence profiles. In oomycetes, two classes of effector proteins, key players of pathogen virulence, are translocated into the host: RXLR and CRN effectors. We identified 54 putative CRN or RXLR effector genes from transcriptomic data and analyzed their genetic diversity in seven Pl. halstedii pathotypes representative of the species variability. Pl. halstedii effector genes were on average more polymorphic at both the nucleic and protein levels than random non-effector genes, suggesting a potential adaptive dynamics of pathogen virulence over the last 25 years. Twenty-two KASP (Competitive Allele Specific PCR) markers designed on polymorphic effector genes were genotyped on 35 isolates belonging to 14 Pl. halstedii pathotypes. Polymorphism analysis based on eight KASP markers aims at proposing a determination key suitable to classify the eight multi-isolate pathotypes into six groups. This is the first report of a molecular marker set able to discriminate Pl. halstedii pathotypes based on the polymorphism of pathogenicity effectors. Compared to phenotypic tests handling living spores used until now to discriminate Pl. halstedii pathotypes, this set of molecular markers constitutes a first step in faster pathotype diagnosis of Pl. halstedii isolates. Hence, emerging sunflower downy mildew isolates could be more rapidly characterized and thus, assessment of plant resistance breakdown under field conditions should be improved. PMID:26845339

  20. A Partial Equilibrium Analysis of Sunflower Market in Turkey

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    B. Miran; G. Unakitan

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    Sunflower oil is the most preferred vegetable oil in Turkey. 35% of total consumption of vegetable oil issunflower oil. Sunflower seed import is approximately 500-650 thousand tons while sunflower seedproduction is 800-850 thousand tons in the last years. The main objective of this study is to determine thereasons of deficiency of vegetable oil in Turkey and to suggest some solutions. For this objective, theprospective situation and the market structure of sunflower seed in Turkey has estimat...

  1. Industrial frying trials with high oleic sunflower oil

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    Niemelä, J. R.K.; Wester, I.; Lahtinen, R. M.

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    High oleic sunflower oil has been developed for some special purposes where a good oxidation stability is needed and a healthy fatty acid profile is preferred. The oil is especially suitable for deep fat frying. These industrial frying trials with high oleic sunflower oil were part of the AIR-project CT 920687 "Utilisation of Sunflower Oils in Industrial Frying Operations". High oleic sunflower oil (HOSO) was tested against the traditional oils and fats in two industrial deep fat frying appli...

  2. Stem and leaf response of sunflower hybirds to salt stress

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    Pot-culture experimentation was carried out to note the influence of four distinct treatments of salts having an EC 1.19, 9.54, 16.48 and 22.38 dSm-1 on stem and leaf characteristics of four diverse hybrids (i.e. DO-728, DO-730, Hysun-33 and Suncross-843) of sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.). Salt treatments were prepared by dissolving premeditated quantity of different salts viz. Na/sub 2/SO/sub 4/ ; CaCl/sub 2/; NaCl, and MgCl/sub 2/ in 0.5 strength Hoagland nutrient solution. Results revealed that all the salinity treatments significantly (p<0.05 and p<0.01) effect stem and leaf growths. Hybrids and their interactions also exhibited significant response towards salt stress levels. It was noted that there was a linear decrease in length and size of measured attributes as salinity level increased. A significant reduction in plant length (3.3 cm), girth of stem (0.3 cm), length of leaf (1.8 cm) width of leaf (1.2 cm) and number of leaf plant-1 (4.3) were recorded in highest dose of applied salts (22.38 dSm-1). Different hybrid responded differentially and significantly with increasing the level of salinity. A maximum significant (p<0.05) plant length (10.4 cm), stem girth (0.5 cm), leaf length (4.8cm), leaf width (2.6 cm), leaf plant-1 (9.9) and leaf burnt (1.5) were noted for hybrid DO 728 followed by DO 730 and Hysun 33, whereas a minimum significant values (7.4, 3.3, 2.2, 0.4 and 6.8 cm) for the same growth attributes (except for leaf burnt) respectively registered for hybrid Suncross-843. Based on the overall better growth performance, DO-728 could be ranked as salt tolerant followed by DO-730 and Hysun-33 as moderately tolerant and Suncross-843 as salt susceptible hybrid in response. (author)

  3. Frankfurter Type Sausage Production with Sunflower Oil Substitution

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    Ertaş, A. Hamdi; KARABAŞ, Gülay

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    Some quality characteristics of frankfurter type sausages (with 30% total fat) produced by adding sunflower oil at different levels (10%, 20% and 30%) were determined and compared to control with 30% animal fat. Increasing of sunflower oil content resulted in lower process yield. Cholesterol content and water holding capacity of frankfurters also decreased at the levels of sunflower oil from 10 to 30% (P

  4. 7 CFR 810.1801 - Definition of sunflower seed.

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    ... 7 Agriculture 7 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Definition of sunflower seed. 810.1801 Section 810... STATES STANDARDS FOR GRAIN United States Standards for Sunflower Seed Terms Defined § 810.1801 Definition of sunflower seed. Grain that, before the removal of foreign material, consists of 50.0 percent...

  5. 7 CFR 457.108 - Sunflower seed crop insurance provisions.

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    ... Harvest—Combining or threshing the sunflowers for seed. Local market price—The cash seed price per pound... area in which you normally market the sunflower seed. The local market price for oil type sunflower... Special Provisions: (A) The market price of the qualifying damaged production and the local market...

  6. Effect of different saline water levels on growth, nodulation, and N2-fixation by sesbania aculeata pers, and on growth of helianthus annuus l. using 15N tracer technique

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    Effect of different levels of salinity of the irrigation water having electrical conductivities (ECw) in a range 1.1 to 33 ds/m on nodulation dry matter production and N2 fixation by dhaincha (Sesbania aculeata Pers) was evaluated in a pot experiment. Such an effect was also studied on sunflower (Helianthus annuus L) as a reference crop for measuring N2-fixation by the legume crop using a 15N isotope dilution method. Irrigation with water having ECw of more than 4.03 ds/m reduced plant growth and the reduction was more pronounced in S. Aculeata than in H. Annuus. %N2 fixation was significantly enhanced under a moderate salinity level in irrigated water (ECw of 4.3 ds/m), whereas, small effects were obtained at higher saline water levels (up to 12.3 ds/m). The results indicated that Sesbania aculeata and Helianthus annuus grown in saline soils can be irrigated either with water having up to 8.03 ds/m for the former and 12.3 ds/m for the latter species, or with gradually increased levels of salinity for both of them. (author)

  7. Temperature and sowing date affect the linear increase of sunflower harvest index

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    The linearity of daily linear harvest index (HI) increase can provide a simple means to predict grain growth and yield in field crops. However, the stability of the rate of increase across genotypes and environments is uncertain. Data from three field experiments were collated to investigate the phase of linear HI increase of sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) across environments by changing genotypes, sowing time, N level, and solar irradiation level. Linear increase in HI was similar among different genotypes, N levels, and radiation treatments (mean 0.0125 d-1), but significant differences occurred between sowings. The linear increase in HI was not stable at very low temperatures (down to 9 degrees C) during grain filling, due to possible limitations to biomass accumulation and translocation (mean 0.0091 d-1). Using the linear increase in HI to predict grain yield requires predictions of the duration from an thesis to the onset of linear HI increase (lag phase) and the cessation of linear HI increase. These studies showed that the lag phase differed, and the linear HI increase ceased when 91% of the anthesis to physiological maturity period had been completed

  8. Evaluation of phytoextracting cadmium and lead by sunflower, ricinus, alfalfa and mustard in hydroponic culture

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    2007-01-01

    Soil contaminated with heavy metals cadmium (Cd) and lead (Pb) is hard to be remediated. Phytoremediation may be a feasible method to remove toxic metals from soil, but there are few suitable plants which can hyperaccumulate metals. In this study, Cd and Pb accumulation by four plants including sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.), mustard (Brassica juncea L.), alfalfa (Medicago sativa L.), ricinus (Ricinus communis L.) in hydroponic cultures was compared. Results showed that these plants could phytoextract heavy metals, the ability of accumulation differed with species, concentrations and categories of heavy metals. Values of BCF (bioconcentration factor) and TF (translocation factor) indicated that four species had dissimilar abilities of phytoextraction and transportation of heavy metals. Changes on the biomass of plants, pH and Eh at different treatments revealed that these four plants had distinct responses to Cd and Pb in cultures. Measurements should be taken to improve the phytoremediation of sites contaminated with heavy metals, such as pH and Eh regulations, and so forth.

  9. Seed fates in crop-wild hybrid sunflower: crop allele and maternal effects.

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    Pace, Brian A; Alexander, Helen M; Emry, Jason D; Mercer, Kristin L

    2015-02-01

    Domestication has resulted in selection upon seed traits found in wild populations, yet crop-wild hybrids retain some aspects of both parental phenotypes. Seed fates of germination, dormancy, and mortality can influence the success of crop allele introgression in crop-wild hybrid zones, especially if crop alleles or crop-imparted seed coverings result in out-of-season germination. We performed a seed burial experiment using crop, wild, and diverse hybrid sunflower (Helianthus annuus) cross types to test how a cross type's maternal parent and nuclear genetic composition might affect its fate under field conditions. We observed higher maladaptive fall germination in the crop- and F1- produced seeds than wild-produced seeds and, due to an interaction with percent crop alleles, fall germination was higher for cross types with more crop-like nuclear genetics. By spring, crop-produced cross types had the highest overwintering mortality, primarily due to higher fall germination. Early spring germination was identical across maternal types, but germination continued for F1-produced seeds. In conclusion, the more wild-like the maternal parent or the less proportion of the cross type's genome contributed by the crop, the greater likelihood a seed will remain ungerminated than die. Wild-like dormancy may facilitate introgression through future recruitment from the soil seed bank. PMID:25685189

  10. Co-regulation of water and K(+) transport in sunflower plants during water stress recovery.

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    Benlloch, Manuel; Benlloch-González, María

    2016-06-01

    16-day-old sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) plants were subjected to deficit irrigation for 12 days. Following this period, plants were rehydrated for 2 days to study plant responses to post-stress recovery. The moderate water stress treatment applied reduced growth in all plant organs and the accumulation of K(+) in the shoot. After the rehydration period, the stem recovered its growth and reached a similar length to the control, an effect which was not observed in either root or leaves. Moreover, plant rehydration after water stress favored the accumulation of K(+) in the apical zone of the stem and expanding leaves. In the roots of plants under water stress, watering to field capacity, once the plants were de- topped, rapidly favored K(+) and water transport in the excised roots. This quick and short-lived response was not observed in roots of plants recovered from water stress for 2 days. These results suggest that the recovery of plant growth after water stress is related to coordinated water and K(+) transport from the root to the apical zone of the ​​stem and expanding leaves. This stimulation of K(+) transport in the root and its accumulation in the cells of the growing zones of the ​​stem must be one of the first responses induced in the plant during water stress recovery. PMID:27016874

  11. Biological seed priming mitigates the effects of water stress in sunflower seedlings.

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    Singh, Narsingh Bahadur; Singh, Deepmala; Singh, Amit

    2015-04-01

    The sunflower (Helianthus annuus L. cv. PAC 36) seedlings were inoculated with plant growth promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR), viz. Azotobacter chroococcum (A+), Bacillus polymyxa (B+), separately and in combination of the two (AB+). Relative water content and seedling growth were maximum in AB+ seedlings under control. Water stress significantly decreased the RWC, growth and dry mass of non-inoculated seedlings. However, inoculated seedlings maintained higher growth even under water stress. Pigments and protein contents decreased under water stress, but higher amount of the same was observed in stressed AB+ seedlings. Enhanced activity of nitrate reductase was recorded in AB+ seedlings with maximum in control. Water stress significantly decreased the nitrate reductase activity. A significant increase in the activity of superoxide dismutase (SOD) in leaves was recorded under water stress except in B+ with maximum increase in non-inoculated seedlings. Catalase (CAT) activity decreased in stressed non-inoculated seedlings while increased in the leaves of A+ and AB+ seedlings. Almost similar trends were recorded for both leaves and cotyledons. PGPR improved the water status in stressed seedlings and thereby physiological and biochemical parameters and thus ameliorated the severe effects of water stress. PMID:25964714

  12. Catalase degradation in sunflower cotyledons during peroxisome transition from glyoxysomal to leaf peroxisomal function

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    First order rate constant for the degradation (degradation constants) of catalase in the cotyledons of sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) were determined by measuring the loss of catalase containing 14C-labeled heme. During greening of the cotyledons, a period when peroxisomes change from glyoxysomal to leaf peroxisomal function, the degradation of glyoxysomal catalase is significantly slower than during all other stages of cotyledon development in light or darkness. The degradation constant during the transition stage of peroxisome function amounts to 0.205 day-1 in contrast to the constants ranging from 0.304 day-1 to 0.515 day-1 during the other developmental stages. Density labeling experiments comprising labeling of catalase with 2H2O and its isopycnic centrifugation on CsCl gradients demonstrated that the determinations of the degradation constants were not substantially affected by reutilization of 14C-labeled compounds for catalase synthesis. The degradation constants for both glyoxysomal catalase and catalase synthesized during the transition of peroxisome function do not differ. This was shown by labeling the catalases with different isotopes and measuring the isotope ratio during the development of the cotyledons. The results are inconsistent with the concept that an accelerated and selective degradation of glyoxysomes underlies the change in peroxisome function. The data suggest that catalase degradation is at least partially due to an individual turnover of catalase and does not only result from a turnover of the whole peroxisomes

  13. Simulating sunflower canopy temperatures to infer root-zone soil water potential

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    Choudhury, B. J.; Idso, S. B.

    1983-01-01

    A soil-plant-atmosphere model for sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.), together with clear sky weather data for several days, is used to study the relationship between canopy temperature and root-zone soil water potential. Considering the empirical dependence of stomatal resistance on insolation, air temperature and leaf water potential, a continuity equation for water flux in the soil-plant-atmosphere system is solved for the leaf water potential. The transpirational flux is calculated using Monteith's combination equation, while the canopy temperature is calculated from the energy balance equation. The simulation shows that, at high soil water potentials, canopy temperature is determined primarily by air and dew point temperatures. These results agree with an empirically derived linear regression equation relating canopy-air temperature differential to air vapor pressure deficit. The model predictions of leaf water potential are also in agreement with observations, indicating that measurements of canopy temperature together with a knowledge of air and dew point temperatures can provide a reliable estimate of the root-zone soil water potential.

  14. Characterization of Polyphenol Oxidase from Jerusalem Artichoke (Helianthus tuberosus)

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    ZİYAN, Emine; PEKYARDIMCI, Şule

    2003-01-01

    Polyphenol oxidases (PPO) in Jerusalem arthichoke (Helianthus tuberosus) skin and flesh were extracted and purified through (NH4)2SO4 precipitation, dialysis and gel filtration chromatography. The samples obtained from ammonium sulfate precipitation and dialysis were used for the characterization of crude skin and flesh PPO. Optimum pH values were 7.5 for skin PPO and 8.0 for flesh PPO with 50 mM catechol. The optimum temperatures for skin and flesh PPO were 25 °C and 30 °C respectiv...

  15. Anther Ontogeny and Microsporogenesis in Helianthus annuus L. (Compositae

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    Aslihan ÇETİNBAŞ

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available In this study, anther ontogeny and microsporogenesis were analysed in Helianthus annuus L. The undifferentiated anther is ovoid-shaped and the differentiation starts with the appearance of archesporial cells. Mature anthers are tetrasporangiate. The anther wall is composed of epidermis, endothecium, middle layer and plasmodial tapetum. Endothecial cells show no fibrous thickening. Tapetum is amoeboid type with binucleate cells. Epidermal layer remains intact until anther dehiscence; however, middle layer, endothecium and tapetum disappear during development. At the end of regular meiotic division tetrahedral microspore tetrads are formed. Pollen grains are triporate, suboblate and angulaperturate.

  16. Extraordinary accuracy in floret position of Helianthus annuus

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    Takuya Okabe

    2015-01-01

    Divergence angles were measured for inflorescences of Helianthus annuus with several hundreds to more than a thousand disk flowers. Quantitative analysis showed that the angles are robustly fixed in the vicinity of the ideal golden angle 137.508° as accurately as ~0.001°. The mean deviation from the ideal value varies for each sample. The results have important implications for phyllotaxis models, which are discussed by referring to a necessary modification proposed by Roberts.

  17. Evaluation of some irradiated populations of sunflower (Helianthus Annus) in M4 and M5 generation. Vol. 4

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    Seeds of the M3 generation of irradiated and irradiated populations were divided into three parts, the first part was sown on 28/8/1993, the second on 1/1/1994, and the third part on 1/5/1995 to evaluate seed yield and other characters for the three dates of planting. Results showed significant increase in head and seed weight, head and stem diameter and seed index in the first and third time of planting. On the contrast shelling percentage, and plant height decreased significantly in the two times of planting. In the second time of planting 1/1/1995, head and seed weight, shelling percentage, sterility zone, plant and stem diameter decreased significantly in the irradiated populations as compared with control especially using doses of gamma rays (120 and 160 Gy). Number of rows/head was not significantly affected for the three dates of planting. 2 tabs

  18. Phytoremediation of radioiodine from aqueous-solution by sunflower (.I.Helianthus annuus./I. L.) in the laboratory scale

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    Soudek, Petr; Tykva, Richard; Vaněk, Tomáš

    Chania : Technical University of Crete, 2001, s. 516-518. [European Bioremediation Conference /1./. Chania (GR), 02.07.2001-05.07.2001] R&D Projects: GA MŠk OC 837.10; GA AV ČR IAA6055902; GA AV ČR IBS4055014 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z4055905 Keywords : phytoremediation Subject RIV: CE - Biochemistry

  19. Foliar-applied glyphosate substantially reduced uptake and transport of iron and manganese in sunflower (helianthus annuus L.) plants

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    Eker, Selim; Öztürk, Levent; Ozturk, Levent; Yazıcı, Mustafa Atilla; Yazici, Mustafa Atilla; Erenoğlu, Bülent; Erenoglu, Bulent; Romheld, Volker; ÇAKMAK, İsmail; Cakmak, Ismail

    2006-01-01

    Evidence clearly shows that cationic micronutrients in spray solutions reduce the herbicidal effectiveness of glyphosate for weed control due to the formation of metal-glyphosate complexes. The formation of these glyphosate-metal complexes in plant tissue may also impair micronutrient nutrition of nontarget plants when exposed to glyphosate drift or glyphosate residues in soil. In the present study, the effects of simulated glyphosate drift on plant growth and uptake, translocation, and accum...

  20. Establishment of apical shoot meristem culture for in vitro conservation of sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) genetic resources

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    Dağüstü N.; Bayraktaroğlu M.; Güden B.

    2011-01-01

    A high regeneration capacity is important for in vitro conservation of genetic resources and transformation studies. The research was conducted at Uludağ University, Agricultural Faculty, Field Crops Department, and Plant Tissue Culture Laboratory in 2011. Ten genotypes (T0910817-1, T0910950-2, T0910791-3, T0910182-2, T0910792-1, T0912285-1, T0911033-2, T091- 0791-1, T0910791-4 and T0910930-2) were used as plant materials. The apical shoot meristems of sunf...