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  1. Content type: Research article

    Coccinia grandis (ivy gourd), is a dioecious member of Cucurbitaceae having heteromorphic sex chromosomes. Chromosome constitution of male and female plants of C. grandis is 22A + XY a...

    Authors: Ravi Suresh Devani, Sangram Sinha, Jayeeta Banerjee, Rabindra Kumar Sinha, Abdelhafid Bendahmane and Anjan Kumar Banerjee

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:241

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    Understanding how intensification of abiotic stress due to global climate change affects crop yields is important for continued agricultural productivity. Coupling genomic technologies with physiological crop ...

    Authors: Courtney P. Leisner, Craig R. Yendrek and Elizabeth A. Ainsworth

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:242

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Most studies of photosynthesis in chlorenchymas under potassium (K) deficiency focus exclusively on leaves; however, little information is available on the physiological role of K on reproductive structures, w...

    Authors: Zhifeng Lu, Yonghui Pan, Wenshi Hu, Rihuan Cong, Tao Ren, Shiwei Guo and Jianwei Lu

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:240

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    Dihydroflavonol 4-reductase (DFR) is the key enzyme committed to anthocyanin and proanthocyanidin biosynthesis in the flavonoid biosynthetic pathway. DFR proteins can catalyse mainly the three substrates (dihy...

    Authors: Kenjiro Katsu, Rintaro Suzuki, Wataru Tsuchiya, Noritoshi Inagaki, Toshimasa Yamazaki, Tomomi Hisano, Yasuo Yasui, Toshiyuki Komori, Motoyuki Koshio, Seiji Kubota, Amanda R. Walker, Kiyoshi Furukawa and Katsuhiro Matsui

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:239

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Ground-level ozone (O3) is one of the major air pollutants, which cause oxidative injury to plants. The physiological and biochemical mechanisms underlying the responses of plants to O3 stress have been well inve...

    Authors: Lu Zhang, Bin Xu, Tao Wu, Mu-xuan Wen, Lian-xue Fan, Zhao-zhong Feng and Elena Paoletti

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:236

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Microtubules, polymerized from alpha and beta-tubulin monomers, play a fundamental role in plant morphogenesis, determining the cell division plane, the direction of cell expansion and the deposition of cell w...

    Authors: Floriana Gavazzi, Gaia Pigna, Luca Braglia, Silvia Gianì, Diego Breviario and Laura Morello

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:237

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Botrytis cinerea, a necrotrophic pathogenic fungus, attacks many crops including potato and tomato. Major genes for complete resistance to B. cinerea are not known in plants, but a few...

    Authors: Kaile Sun, Ageeth van Tuinen, Jan A. L. van Kan, Anne-Marie A. Wolters, Evert Jacobsen, Richard G. F. Visser and Yuling Bai

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:235

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Nonhost resistance (NHR) protects plants against a vast number of non-adapted pathogens which implicates a potential exploitation as source for novel disease resistance strategies. Aiming at a fundamental unde...

    Authors: Rhoda Delventhal, Jeyaraman Rajaraman, Francesca L. Stefanato, Sajid Rehman, Reza Aghnoum, Graham R. D. McGrann, Marie Bolger, Björn Usadel, Pete E. Hedley, Lesley Boyd, Rients E. Niks, Patrick Schweizer and Ulrich Schaffrath

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:232

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Banded leaf and sheath blight (BLSB), caused by the necrotrophic fungus Rhizoctonia solani, is a highly devastating disease in most maize and rice growing areas of the world. However, the molecular mechanisms of ...

    Authors: Fangfang Yang, Xinhua Ding, Jing Chen, Yanting Shen, Lingguang Kong, Ning Li and Zhaohui Chu

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:233

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Calotropis procera is a wild plant species in the family Apocynaceae that is able to grow in harsh, arid and heat stressed conditions. Understanding how this highly adapted plant persi...

    Authors: Mohammed Z. Mutwakil, Nahid H. Hajrah, Ahmed Atef, Sherif Edris, Mernan J. Sabir, Areej K. Al-Ghamdi, Meshaal J. S. M. Sabir, Charlotte Nelson, Rania M. Makki, Hani M. Ali, Fotouh M. El-Domyati, Abdulrahman S. M. Al-Hajar, Yoann Gloaguen, Hassan S. Al-Zahrani, Jamal S. M. Sabir, Robert K. Jansen…

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:231

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    Plant roots are highly plastic to high salinity. However, the molecular mechanism by which root developmental plasticity is regulated remains largely unknown. Previously we reported that miR172c-NNC1 module plays...

    Authors: Zulfiqar Ali Sahito, Lixiang Wang, Zhengxi Sun, Qiqi Yan, Xingke Zhang, Qiong Jiang, Ihteram Ullah, Yiping Tong and Xia Li

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:229

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Plant immune response is associated with a large-scale transcriptional reprogramming, which is regulated by numerous transcription regulators such as the Elongator complex. Elongator is a multitasking protein ...

    Authors: Katchen Julliany P. Silva, Asha M. Brunings, Juliana A. Pereira, Natalia A. Peres, Kevin M. Folta and Zhonglin Mou

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:230

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    Somatic embryogenesis is the preferred method for cell to plant regeneration in Vitis vinifera L. However, low frequencies of plant embryo conversion are commonly found. In a previous work we obtained from cut-se...

    Authors: Tània San Pedro, Najet Gammoudi, Rosa Peiró, Antonio Olmos and Carmina Gisbert

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:226

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    Plants respond to various stress stimuli by activating an enhanced broad-spectrum defensive ability. The development of novel resistance inducers represents an attractive, alternative crop protection strategy....

    Authors: Arnaud T. Djami-Tchatchou, Efficient N. Ncube, Paul A. Steenkamp and Ian A. Dubery

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:227

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  15. Content type: Research article

    MicroRNA (miRNA) plays an important role in plant development regulation. Hickory is an economically important plant in which the amount of flowering determines its production.

    Authors: Zhi-chao Sun, Liang-sheng Zhang and Zheng-jia Wang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:228

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Bark plays important roles in photosynthate transport and storage, along with physical and chemical protection. Bark texture varies extensively among species, from smooth to fissured to deeply furrowed, but it...

    Authors: Roba Bdeir, Wellington Muchero, Yordan Yordanov, Gerald A. Tuskan, Victor Busov and Oliver Gailing

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:224

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  17. Content type: Research article

    The aerial parts of most land plants are covered with cuticular wax which is important for plants to avoid harmful factors. There is still no cloning study about wax synthesis gene of the alcohol-forming pathw...

    Authors: Dongming Liu, Jun Tang, Zezhou Liu, Xin Dong, Mu Zhuang, Yangyong Zhang, Honghao Lv, Peitian Sun, Yumei Liu, Zhansheng Li, Zhibiao Ye, Zhiyuan Fang and Limei Yang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:223

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Sweet potato, a hexaploid species lacking a reference genome, is one of the most important crops in many developing countries, where abiotic stresses are a primary cause of reduction of crop yield. Glutathione...

    Authors: Na Ding, Aimin Wang, Xiaojun Zhang, Yunxiang Wu, Ruyuan Wang, Huihui Cui, Rulin Huang and Yonghai Luo

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:225

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    The preparation of functional thylakoid membranes from diatoms with a silica cell wall is still a largely unsolved challenge. Therefore, an optimized protocol for the isolation of oxygen evolving thylakoid mem...

    Authors: Marcel Kansy, Alexandra Gurowietz, Christian Wilhelm and Reimund Goss

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:221

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Subtribe Orchidinae (Orchidaceae, Orchidoideae) are a nearly cosmopolitan taxon of terrestrial orchids, comprising about 1800 species in 47 to 60 genera. Although much progress has been made in recent years of...

    Authors: Wei-Tao Jin, André Schuiteman, Mark W. Chase, Jian-Wu Li, Shih-Wen Chung, Tian-Chuan Hsu and Xiao-Hua Jin

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:222

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Oil palm is the most productive oil crop and the efficiency of pollination has a direct impact on the yield of oil. Pollination by wind can occur but maximal pollination is mediated by the weevil E. kamerunicus. ...

    Authors: Ran Li, Vaishnavi Amarr Reddy, Jingjing Jin, Chakaravarthy Rajan, Qian Wang, Genhua Yue, Chin Huat Lim, Nam-Hai Chua, Jian Ye and Rajani Sarojam

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:219

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Black point is a serious threat to wheat production and can be managed by host resistance. Marker-assisted selection (MAS) has the potential to accelerate genetic improvement of black point resistance in wheat...

    Authors: Jindong Liu, Zhonghu He, Awais Rasheed, Weie Wen, Jun Yan, Pingzhi Zhang, Yingxiu Wan, Yong Zhang, Chaojie Xie and Xianchun Xia

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:220

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Advances in forward and reverse genetic techniques have enabled the discovery and identification of several plant defence genes based on quantifiable disease phenotypes in mutant populations. Existing models f...

    Authors: Rosita E. Yocgo, Ephifania Geza, Emile R. Chimusa and Gaston K. Mazandu

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:218

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