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  1. Forests are essential for maintaining species diversity, stabilizing local and global climate, and providing ecosystem services. Exploring the impact of paleogeographic events and climate change on the genetic...

    Authors: Ying Song, Gang-Biao Xu, Ke-Xin Long, Chun-Cheng Wang, Ran Chen, He Li, Xiao-Long Jiang and Min Deng
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:168
  2. Generating elite rice varieties with high yield and superior quality is the main goal of rice breeding programs. Key agronomic traits, including grain size and seed germination characteristics, affect the fina...

    Authors: Xia Yang, Jun Lu, Wu-Jian Shi, Yu-Hao Chen, Jia-Wen Yu, Sai-Hua Chen, Dong-Sheng Zhao, Li-Chun Huang, Xiao-Lei Fan, Chang-Quan Zhang, Lin Zhang, Qiao-Quan Liu and Qian-Feng Li
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:167
  3. Chlorophyll (Chl) is an agronomic trait associated with photosynthesis and yield. Gibberellin 2-oxidases (GA2oxs) have previously been shown to be involved in Chl accumulation. However, whether and how the Pbr...

    Authors: Guoling Guo, Lun Liu, Taijing Shen, Haozhe Wang, Shuqin Zhang, Yu Sun, Guoyu Xiong, Xiaomei Tang, Liwu Zhu and Bing Jia
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:166
  4. ABA Insensitive 5 (ABI5) is a basic leucine zipper transcription factor that crucially influences plant growth, development, and stress response. However, there is minimal research on the ABI5 family in foxtail m...

    Authors: Yinyuan Wen, Zeya Zhao, Liuna Cheng, Shixue Zhou, Mengyao An, Juan Zhao, Shuqi Dong, Xiangyang Yuan and Meiqiang Yin
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:164
  5. Auxin response factors (ARFs) play a crucial role in regulating gene expression within the auxin signal transduction pathway, particularly during adventitious root (AR) formation. In this investigation, we ide...

    Authors: Cheng Libao, Liang Shiting, Zhao Chen and Li Shuyan
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:163
  6. Hydrogen sulfide (H2S) is a novel signaling molecule involved in the growth and development of plants and their response to stress. However, the involvement of H2S in promoting the growth and development of tobac...

    Authors: Jingcheng Dai, Dingxin Wen, Hao Li, Jingpeng Yang, Xiongfei Rao, Yong Yang, Jiangke Yang, Chunlei Yang and Jun Yu
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:162
  7. Drought impairs growth, disturbs photosynthesis, and induces senescence in plants, which results in crop productivity reduction and ultimately jeopardizes human food security. The objective of this study was t...

    Authors: Masoud Maleki, Abdolali Shojaeiyan and Ali Mokhtassi-Bidgoli
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:161
  8. Anthocyanins are the most important compounds for nutritional quality and economic values of blood orange. However, there are few reports on the pre-harvest treatment accelerating the accumulation of anthocyan...

    Authors: Hongbin Liu, Yan Jin, Le Huang, Chouyu Miao, Jiayi Tang, Huimin Zhang, Haojie Yin, Xiaopeng Lu, Na Li, Suming Dai, Alessandra Gentile, Ling Zhang and Ling Sheng
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:160
  9. Flower buds of Anthurium andraeanum frequently cease to grow and abort during the early flowering stage, resulting in prolonged planting times and increased commercialization costs. Nevertheless, limited knowledg...

    Authors: Xiao Wan, Long-Hai Zou, Xiaoyun Pan, Yaying Ge, Liang Jin, Qunyang Cao, Jiewei Shi and Danqing Tian
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:159
  10. Intercropping is an agriculture system used to enhance the efficiency of resource utilization and maximize crop yield grown under environmental stress such as salinity. Nevertheless, the impact of intercroppin...

    Authors: Amal Guerchi, Wiem Mnafgui, Cheima Jabri, Meriem Merghni, Kalthoum Sifaoui, Asma Mahjoub, Ndiko Ludidi and Mounawer Badri
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:158
  11. D-type cyclins (CYCD) regulate the cell cycle G1/S transition and are thus closely involved in cell cycle progression. However, little is known about their functions in rice.

    Authors: Zhishu Jiang, Xin Wang, Zhiwei Zhou, Limei Peng, Xiaoli Lin, Xiaowei Luo, Yongping Song, Huaying Ning, Cong Gan, Xiaopeng He, Changlan Zhu, Linjuan Ouyang, Dahu Zhou, Yicong Cai, Jie Xu, Haohua He…
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:157
  12. bHLH transcription factors play significant roles in regulating plant growth and development, stress response, and anthocyanin biosynthesis. Sweetpotato is a pivotal food and industry crop, but little informat...

    Authors: Fen Guo, Xiaoqing Meng, Haiting Hong, Siyuan Liu, Jing Yu, Can Huang, Tingting Dong, Huixue Geng, Zongyun Li and Mingku Zhu
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:156
  13. Powdery mildew (PM) is one of the important soybean diseases, and host resistance could practically contribute to soybean PM management. To date, only the Rmd locus on chromosome (Chr) 16 was identified through t...

    Authors: Cheng-Chun Huang, Chen-Hsiang Lin, Yu-Cheng Lin and Hao-Xun Chang
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:155
  14. Soybean is one of the most cultivated crops globally and a staple food for much of the world's population. The annual global crop losses due to infection by Phytophthora sojae is currently estimated at $20B USD, ...

    Authors: Oludoyin Adeseun Adigun, Thu Huong Pham, Dmitry Grapov, Muhammad Nadeem, Linda Elizabeth Jewell, Lakshman Galagedara, Mumtaz Cheema and Raymond Thomas
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:154
  15. Authors: Fazal Amin, Arwa Abdulkreem AL-Huqail, Sami Ullah, Muhammad Nauman Khan, Alevcan Kaplan, Baber Ali, Majid Iqbal, Fahmy Gad Elsaid, Sezai Ercisli, Tabarak Malik, Sami Asir Al-Robai and Amany H. A. Abeed
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:153

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  16. Due to being rooted in the ground, maize (Zea mays L.) is unable to actively escape the attacks of herbivorous insects such as the Asian corn borer (Ostrinia furnacalis). In contrast to the passive damage, plants...

    Authors: Yuanlong Chen, Siyuan Yang, Wei Zeng, Xu Zheng, Pan Wang, Haiyan Fu and Fengshan Yang
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:152
  17. Cannabis is a historically, culturally, and economically significant crop in human societies, owing to its versatile applications in both industry and medicine. Over many years, native cannabis populations hav...

    Authors: Mehdi Babaei, Hossein Nemati, Hossein Arouiee and Davoud Torkamaneh
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:151
  18. Wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) is one of the most widely grown and vital cereal crops, containing a high percentage of basic nutrients such as carbohydrates and proteins. Drought stress is one of the most significa...

    Authors: Nelly Michel George, Gehad Hany-Ali, Ekram Abdelhaliem and Mohamed Abdel-Haleem
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:150
  19. Consecutive droughts and quantitative and qualitative reduction of surface and underground water resources have caused an increase in greenhouse and hydroponic cultivation for most garden crops, including stra...

    Authors: Mahsa Azizi Yeganeh, Ali Asghar Shahabi, Ali Ebadi and Vahid Abdoosi
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:149
  20. During a field survey of urban flora in Alexandria city in 2019–2022, an interesting species belonging to the Solanaceae was collected from a newly archaeological excavation site and identified as Nicotiana gluti...

    Authors: Selim Z. Heneidy, Yassin M. Al-Sodany, Amal M. Fakhry, Sania A. Kamal, Marwa Waseem A. Halmy, Laila M. Bidak, Eman T. El kenany and Soliman M. Toto
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:148
  21. Carbohydrates, proteins, lipids, minerals and vitamins are nutrient substances commonly seen in rice grains, but anthocyanidin, with benefit for plant growth and animal health, exists mainly in the common wild...

    Authors: Liqun Jiang, Shuwei Lyu, Hang Yu, Jing Zhang, Bingrui Sun, Qing Liu, Xingxue Mao, Pingli Chen, Dajian Pan, Wenfeng Chen, Zhilan Fan and Chen Li
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:147
  22. Titanium dioxide nanoparticles (TiO2 NPs) have been reported to have contrasting effects on plant physiology, while their effects on sugar, protein, and amino acid metabolism are poorly understood. In this work, ...

    Authors: Ricardo Tighe-Neira, Marjorie Reyes-Díaz, Adriano Nunes-Nesi, Jaciara Lana-Costa, Gonzalo Recio, Erico R. Carmona, Patricio Acevedo, Zed Rengel and Claudio Inostroza-Blancheteau
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:146
  23. Alternative polyadenylation (APA) is an important pattern of post-transcriptional regulation of genes widely existing in eukaryotes, involving plant physiological and pathological processes. However, there is ...

    Authors: Shaochun Liu, Shuqi Luo, Dewei Yang, Junying Huang, Xinlei Jiang, Shangwei Yu, Junru Fu, Dahu Zhou, Xiaorong Chen, Haohua He and Haihui Fu
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:145
  24. Aphanomyces euteiches is a soil-borne oomycete that causes root rot in pea and other legume species. Symptoms of Aphanomyces root rot (ARR) include root discoloration and wilting, leading to significant yield los...

    Authors: Carol Kälin, Edoardo Piombo, Salim Bourras, Agnese Kolodinska Brantestam, Mukesh Dubey, Malin Elfstrand and Magnus Karlsson
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:144
  25. Solar radiation is primarily composed of ultraviolet radiation (UVR, 200 − 400 nm) and photosynthetically active radiation (PAR, 400 − 700 nm). Ultraviolet-B (UVB) radiation accounts for only a small proportio...

    Authors: Jinhui Xu, Xinyu Zhao, Yi Zhong, Tongfei Qu, Baixue Sun, Huanxin Zhang, Chengzong Hou, Zhipeng Zhang, Xuexi Tang and Ying Wang
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:143
  26. Aquilegia is a model system for studying the evolution of adaptive radiation. However, very few studies have been conducted on the Aquilegia mitochondrial genome. Since mitochondria play a key role in plant adapt...

    Authors: Luyuan Xu, Jinghan Wang, Tengjiao Zhang, Hongxing Xiao and Huaying Wang
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:142
  27. Drought and heat stress are significant concerns to food security in arid and semi-arid regions, where global warming is predicted to increase both frequency and severity. To cope with these challenges, the us...

    Authors: Ibrahim Bolat, Kubra Korkmaz, Meral Dogan, Metin Turan, Cengiz Kaya, Hanifeh Seyed Hajizadeh and Ozkan Kaya
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:140
  28. Drought stress poses a significant challenge to maize production, leading to substantial harm to crop growth and yield due to the induction of oxidative stress. Deashed biochar (DAB) in combination with carbox...

    Authors: Subhan Danish, Zuhair Hasnain, Khadim Dawar, Shah Fahad, Adnan Noor Shah, Saleh H. Salmen and Mohammad Javed Ansari
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:139
  29. Micronutrient application has a crucial role in mitigating salinity stress in crop plants. This study was carried out to investigate the effect of zinc (Zn) and boron (B) as foliar applications on fenugreek gr...

    Authors: Atika Khan, Safura Bibi, Talha Javed, Athar Mahmood, Shahid Mehmood, Muhammad Mansoor Javaid, Baber Ali, Muhammad Yasin, Zain Ul Abidin, Mohammad Khalid Al-Sadoon, Babar Hussain Babar, Rashid Iqbal and Tabarak Malik
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:138
  30. The deleterious impact of osmotic stress, induced by water deficit in arid and semi-arid regions, poses a formidable challenge to cotton production. To protect cotton farming in dry areas, it’s crucial to crea...

    Authors: Lisheng Qian, Shoucheng Huang, Zhihua Song, Shah Fahad, Khadim Dawar, Subhan Danish, Hina Saif, Khurram Shahzad, Mohammad Javed Ansari and Saleh H. Salmen
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:137
  31. Subsistence farmers and global food security depend on sufficient food production, which aligns with the UN's “Zero Hunger,” “Climate Action,” and “Responsible Consumption and Production” sustainable developme...

    Authors: Wasswa Shafik, Ali Tufail, Chandratilak De Silva Liyanage and Rosyzie Anna Awg Haji Mohd Apong
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:136
  32. The production of crops depending on many factors including water, nutrient, soil types, climate and crops types, water stress and drought is in one of the important factors affecting crop productivity. The ex...

    Authors: Haq Nawaz, İlknur Akgün and Ulaş Şenyiğit
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:135
  33. N6-methyladenosine (m6A) is one of the common internal RNA modifications found in eukaryotes. The m6A modification can regulate various biological processes in organisms through the modulation of alternative spli...

    Authors: Huan Su, Lijun Meng, Zechao Qu, Wei Zhang, Nan Liu, Peijian Cao and Jingjing Jin
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:134
  34. 1-Deoxynojirimycin (DNJ), the main active ingredient in mulberry leaves, with wide applications in the medicine and food industries due to its significant functions in lowering blood sugar, and lipids, and com...

    Authors: Yangzhen Liao, Wenmin Du, Jingqiong Wan, Jiahe Fan, Jilan Pi, Min Wu, Yuan Wei and Zhen Ouyang
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:133
  35. Seed propagation is the main method of mulberry expansion in China, an important economic forest species. However, seed germination is the most sensitive stage to various abiotic stresses, especially salinity ...

    Authors: Yi Wang, Wei Jiang, Chenlei Li, Zhenjiang Wang, Can Lu, Junsen Cheng, Shanglin Wei, Jiasong Yang and Qiang Yang
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:132
  36. Early blight (EB), caused by Alternaria solani, is a serious problem in tomato production. Plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria promote plant growth and inhibit plant disease. The present study explored the bio-e...

    Authors: Sajjad Hyder, Amjad Shahzad Gondal, Anam Sehar, Aimen Razzaq Khan, Nadia Riaz, Zarrin Fatima Rizvi, Rashid Iqbal, Mohamed S. Elshikh, Khaloud M. Alarjani, Muhammed Habib ur Rahman and Muhammad Rizwan
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:131
  37. Grafting is widely used as an important agronomic approach to deal with environmental stresses. However, the molecular mechanism of grafted tomato scions in response to biotic stress and growth regulation has ...

    Authors: Ce Liu, Yanhong Jia, Lixia He, Hui Li, Jian Song, Lizhu Ji and Chunguo Wang
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:130
  38. Focusing on key indicators of drought resistance is highly important for quickly mining candidate genes related to drought resistance in cotton.

    Authors: Shiwei Geng, Wenju Gao, Shengmei Li, Qin Chen, Yang Jiao, Jieyin Zhao, Yuxiang Wang, TingWei Wang, Yanying Qu and Quanjia Chen
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:129
  39. Salinity poses significant challenges to agricultural productivity, impacting crops’ growth, morphology and biochemical parameters. A pot experiment of three months was conducted between February to April 2023...

    Authors: Jawaria Jameel, Tauseef Anwar, Saadat Majeed, Huma Qureshi, Ejaz Hussain Siddiqi, Sundas Sana, Wajid Zaman and Hayssam M. Ali
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:128
  40. Root system architecture (RSA) exhibits significant genetic variability and is closely associated with drought tolerance. However, the evaluation of drought-tolerant cotton cultivars based on RSA in the field ...

    Authors: Congcong Guo, Lingxiao Zhu, Hongchun Sun, Qiucheng Han, Shijie Wang, Jijie Zhu, Yongjiang Zhang, Ke Zhang, Zhiying Bai, Anchang Li, Liantao Liu and Cundong Li
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:127
  41. Heavy metal stress affects crop growth and yields as wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) growth and development are negatively affected under heavy metal stress. The study examined the effect of cobalt chloride (CoCl2) ...

    Authors: Aiman Zahid, Kaleem ul din, Muhamad Ahmad, Umer Hayat, Usman Zulfiqar, Syed Muhammad Hassan Askri, Muhammad Zohaib Anjum, Muhammad Faisal Maqsood, Nazish Aijaz, Talha Chaudhary and Hayssam M. Ali
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:126
  42. Zinc (Zn) and nickel (Ni) are nutrients that are crucial for plant growth; however, when they are present at higher concentrations, they can cause toxicity in plants. The present study aimed to isolate plant g...

    Authors: Asim Shahzad, Uzma Aslam, Shazia Ferdous, Mingzhou Qin, Anam Siddique, Motsim Billah, Muhammad Naeem, Zahid Mahmood and Sadaf Kayani
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:125
  43. Rice (Oryza sativa L.) is one of the globally important staple food crops, and yield-related traits are prerequisites for improved breeding efficiency in rice. Here, we used six different genome-wide association ...

    Authors: Supriya Sachdeva, Rakesh Singh, Avantika Maurya, Vikas K Singh, Uma Maheshwar Singh, Arvind Kumar and Gyanendra Pratap Singh
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:124
  44. Understanding the molecular processes and hormonal signals that govern root growth is of paramount importance for effective forest management. While Arabidopsis studies have shed light on the role of the prima...

    Authors: Paulina Kościelniak, Paulina Glazińska, Jacek Kęsy, Joanna Mucha and Marcin Zadworny
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:123
  45. Prohexadione-Calcium (Pro-Ca) plays key roles in improving fruit quality and yield by regulating various aspects of plant growth. However, the effects of how Pro-Ca regulates the regulation of sugar and acid b...

    Authors: Dou Li, Jiangshan Yang, Zibo Dai, Yajuan Chen, Zhang Shao, Chunheng Wang, Xin Jin, Yuhang Wang and Lidan Feng
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:122
  46. The primary challenge in the cut flower industry, specifically in the postharvest phase, is the short vase life of flowers. This issue, along with early leaf yellowing and perianth abscission, significantly di...

    Authors: Hanifeh Seyed Hajizadeh, Somayeh Bayrami Aghdam, Hadi Fakhrghazi, Sinem Karakus and Ozkan Kaya
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:121
  47. Plants have acquired a repertoire of mechanisms to combat biotic stressors, which may vary depending on the feeding strategies of herbivores and the plant species. Hormonal regulation crucially modulates this ...

    Authors: Álvaro Montesinos, Soledad Sacristán, Palmira del Prado-Polonio, Ana Arnaiz, Sandra Díaz-González, Isabel Diaz and M. Estrella Santamaria
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:120
  48. Symbiotic Methylobacterium comprise a significant portion of the phyllospheric microbiome, and are known to benefit host plant growth, development, and confer tolerance to stress factors. The near ubiquitous use ...

    Authors: Daniel Palberg, Emma Kaszecki, Chetan Dhanjal, Anna Kisiała, Erin N. Morrison, Naomi Stock and R. J. Neil Emery
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:119

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