Summary: A plant genus of the family ARACEAE. The common name of Calla Lily or Callalily also refers to the Calla genus (CALLA PLANT).

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  1. Yip M, Huang H, Ger M, Chiu S, Tsai Y, Lin C, et al. Production of soft rot resistant calla lily by expressing a ferredoxin-like protein gene (pflp) in transgenic plants. Plant Cell Rep. 2007;26:449-57 pubmed
    An efficient protocol for the Agrobacterium tumefaciens-mediated transformation of calla lily (Zantedeschia elliottiana (W. Wats.) Engl. cultivar 'Florex Gold') is described. Shoot basal discs were co-cultivated with A...
  2. Lin L, Liu X, Hu L, Zhou Y, Sun X, Tang K. Expression and purification of Zantedeschia aethiopica agglutinin in Escherichia coli. Mol Biol Rep. 2009;36:437-41 pubmed
    Recombinant Zantedeschia aethiopica agglutinin (ZAA) was expressed in Escherichia coli as N-terminal His-tagged fusion...
  3. Minciullo P, Fazio E, Patafi M, Gangemi S. Allergic contact dermatitis due to Zantedeschia aethiopica. Contact Dermatitis. 2007;56:46-7 pubmed
  4. Kidanemariam D, Abraham A, Sukal A, Holton T, Dale J, James A, et al. Complete genome sequence of a novel zantedeschia mild mosaic virus isolate: the first report from Australia and from Alocasia sp. Arch Virol. 2016;161:1079-82 pubmed publisher
    The complete genome of an Australian isolate of zantedeschia mild mosaic virus (ZaMMV) causing mosaic symptoms on Alocasia sp. (designated ZaMMV-AU) was cloned and sequenced...
  5. Liu H, Lin W, Hu W, Lee Y, Chang Y. A Strategy for Generating a Broad-Spectrum Monoclonal Antibody and Soluble Single-Chain Variable Fragments against Plant Potyviruses. Appl Environ Microbiol. 2015;81:6839-49 pubmed publisher
    ..core regions of the capsid proteins of Dasheen mosaic potyvirus (DsMV), Konjak mosaic potyvirus (KoMV), and Zantedeschia mild mosaic potyvirus (ZaMMV) were sequentially concatenated and expressed as a recombinant protein for ..
  6. Chen Z, Pang Y, Liu X, Wang X, Deng Z, Sun X, et al. Molecular cloning and characterization of a novel mannose-binding lectin cDNA from Zantedeschia aethiopica. Biocell. 2005;29:187-93 pubmed
    Using RNA extracted from Zantedeschia aethiopica young leaves and primers designed according to the conservative regions of Araceae lectins, the full-length cDNA of Z...
  7. Chen Z, Sun X, Tang K. Genomic cloning and characterization of a novel lectin gene from Zantedeschia aethiopica. Biosci Rep. 2004;24:225-34 pubmed
    ..No intron was detected within the region of genomic sequence corresponding to zaa (Zantedeschia aethiopica agglutinin) full-length cDNA, which is typical of other mannose-binding lectin gene that have been ..
  8. Wang H, Yang Z, Du S, Ma L, Liao Y, Wang Y, et al. Characterization of Pectobacterium carotovorum proteins differentially expressed during infection of Zantedeschia elliotiana in vivo and in vitro which are essential for virulence. Mol Plant Pathol. 2018;19:35-48 pubmed publisher
    ..PccS1 differentially expressed in Luria-Bertani medium supplemented with extracts of the ornamental plant Zantedeschia elliotiana cultivar 'Black Magic' (in vitro) and in plant tissues (in vivo) by two-dimensional electrophoresis ..
  9. Luzzatto Knaan T, Kerem Z, Lipsky A, Yedidia I. A systemic response of geophytes is demonstrated by patterns of protein expression and the accumulation of signal molecules in Zantedeschia aethiopica. Plant Physiol Biochem. 2013;71:218-25 pubmed publisher
    In geophyte plants, such as Zantedeschia, individual leaves are directly connected to a specialized underground storage organ (rhizome/tuber), raising a question regarding systemic resistance as a mechanism of defense...

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  1. Sheu S, Huang C, Hsu M, Sheu C, Chen W. Cellvibrio zantedeschiae sp. nov., isolated from the roots of Zantedeschia aethiopica. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol. 2017;67:3615-3621 pubmed publisher
    ..nov. is proposed. The type strain is TPY-10T (=BCRC 80525T=LMG 27291T=KCTC 32239T). ..
  2. Moteetee A, Seleteng Kose L. Medicinal plants used in Lesotho for treatment of reproductive and post reproductive problems. J Ethnopharmacol. 2016;194:827-849 pubmed publisher
    ..with a purpose either to induce pregnancy or to get rid of the placenta, for example Withania somnifera and Zantedeschia albomaculata), difficult childbirth, as well treatment of breast and cervical cancer, cysts, fibroids, and ..
  3. Liu H, Liu Y, Shen T, Hsu C, Chang Y. Characterization and application of a common epitope recognized by a broad-spectrum C4 monoclonal antibody against capsid proteins of plant potyviruses. Appl Microbiol Biotechnol. 2016;100:1853-69 pubmed publisher
    ..ringspot tobamovirus (ORSV) separately fused with the C4 epitope of Konjak mosaic potyvirus (KoMV), Zantedeschia mild mosaic potyvirus (ZaMMV), or Dasheen mosaic potyvirus (DsMV) was expressed in a bacterial system and ..
  4. Del Toro SÁnchez C, Zurita F, Gutiérrez Lomelí M, Solis Sánchez B, Wence Chávez L, Rodríguez Sahagún A, et al. Modulation of antioxidant defense system after long term arsenic exposure in Zantedeschia aethiopica and Anemopsis californica. Ecotoxicol Environ Saf. 2013;94:67-72 pubmed publisher
    b>Zantedeschia aethiopica (calla lily) and Anemopsis californica (yerba mansa) are plant species capable of accumulating arsenic (As) and therefore proposed as phytoremediation for removal of As from drinking water...
  5. Yiotis C, Manetas Y. Sinks for photosynthetic electron flow in green petioles and pedicels of Zantedeschia aethiopica: evidence for innately high photorespiration and cyclic electron flow rates. Planta. 2010;232:523-31 pubmed publisher
    ..O(2) and CO(2) partial pressures were used to characterize photosynthesis in green, stomata-bearing petioles of Zantedeschia aethiopica (calla lily) while corresponding leaves served as controls...
  6. Wei Z, Zhang H, Wang Y, Li Y, Xiong M, Wang X, et al. Assessing Genetic Diversity and Population Differentiation of Colored Calla Lily (Zantedeschia Hybrid) for an Efficient Breeding Program. Genes (Basel). 2017;8: pubmed publisher
    Plastome-genome incompatibility (PGI) is prevalent in several plants including the Zantedeschia species, a worldwide commercial flower crop native to South Africa...
  7. Ji X, Zhang Q, Liu Y, Sodmergen -. Presence of plastid and absence of mitochondrial DNA in male reproductive cells as evidence for cytoplasmic inheritance in Turnera ulmifolia and Zantedeschia aethiopica. Protoplasma. 2004;224:211-6 pubmed
    Epifluorescence microscopy of mature pollen grains of Turnera ulmifolia and Zantedeschia aethiopica stained with 4',6-diamidino-2-phenylindole demonstrated the presence of fluorescent cytoplasmic DNA aggregates in the male reproductive ..
  8. Calheiros C, Barreira E, Ramos N, Castro P. Water masses surface temperatures assessment and their effect on surrounding environment. Water Sci Technol. 2017;75:2916-2925 pubmed publisher
    ..Different plant species (Canna flaccida, Canna indica and Zantedeschia aethiopica) inhabiting the CW were also compared and slightly higher average surface temperatures were observed ..
  9. Jiang H, Jiang M, Yang L, Yao P, Ma L, Wang C, et al. The Ribosomal Protein RplY Is Required for Pectobacterium carotovorum Virulence and Is Induced by Zantedeschia elliotiana Extract. Phytopathology. 2017;107:1322-1330 pubmed publisher
    Pectobacterium carotovorum subsp. carotovorum strain PccS1, a bacterial pathogen causing soft rot disease of Zantedeschia elliotiana (colored calla), was investigated for virulence genes induced by the host plant...
  10. Wei Z, Luo L, Zhang H, Xiong M, Wang X, Zhou D. Identification and characterization of 43 novel polymorphic EST-SSR markers for arum lily, Zantedeschia aethiopica (Araceae). Am J Bot. 2012;99:e493-7 pubmed publisher
    ..or simple sequence repeat (SSR) markers from expressed sequence tags (ESTs) was developed for arum lily (Zantedeschia aethiopica), which is one of the most iconic and widely recognized ornamental plants in the world...
  11. Khoyratty S, Souza M, Jaufeerally Fakim Y. Structural analysis of catalase from two Musa accessions, FHIA18 and Williams, and from Ravenala madagascariensis. In Silico Biol. 2008;8:413-25 pubmed
    ..The counterpart of FHIA18 for the same region is not. This sequence difference between FHIA18 and Williams affects the best docking site in FHIA18 and Williams in silico...
  12. Yishay M, Burdman S, Valverde A, Luzzatto T, Ophir R, Yedidia I. Differential pathogenicity and genetic diversity among Pectobacterium carotovorum ssp. carotovorum isolates from monocot and dicot hosts support early genomic divergence within this taxon. Environ Microbiol. 2008;10:2746-59 pubmed publisher
    ..or dicotyledonous plants, we used as model plants two susceptible monocot hosts, the ornamentals Zantedeschia aethiopica and Ornithogalum dubium, as well as two common dicot hosts, Solanum tuberosum and Brassica oleracea...
  13. Luzzatto T, Golan A, Yishay M, Bilkis I, Ben Ari J, Yedidia I. Priming of antimicrobial phenolics during induced resistance response towards Pectobacterium carotovorum in the ornamental monocot calla lily. J Agric Food Chem. 2007;55:10315-22 pubmed
    ..carotovorum. To further characterize the nature of induced compounds, two major compounds were collected and identified as swertisin and isovitexin by mass and nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopies. ..