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  1. Amomum tsaoko is a medicinal and food dual-use crop that belongs to the Zingiberaceae family. However, the lack of transcriptomic and genomic information has limited the understanding of the genetic basis of thi...

    Authors: Mengli Ma, Hengling Meng, En Lei, Tiantao Wang, Wei Zhang and Bingyue Lu
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:467
  2. Alternaria solani is a typical necrotrophic pathogen that can cause severe early blight on Solanaceae crops and cause ring disease on plant leaves. Phytopathogens produce secretory effectors that regulate the hos...

    Authors: Chen Wang, Dai Zhang, Jianing Cheng, Dongmei Zhao, Yang Pan, Qian Li, Jiehua Zhu, Zhihui Yang and Jinhui Wang
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:466
  3. Golden leaf in autumn is a prominent feature of deciduous tree species like Ginkgo biloba L., a landscape tree widely cultivated worldwide. However, little was known about the molecular mechanisms of leaf yellowi...

    Authors: Yue Sun, Pan-Pan Bai, Kai-Jie Gu, Shao-Zong Yang, Han-Yang Lin, Cong-Guang Shi and Yun-Peng Zhao
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:465
  4. Agarwood is a valuable Chinese medicinal herb and spice that is produced from wounded Aquilaria spp., is widely used in Southeast Asia and is highly traded on the market. The lack of highly responsive Aquilaria l...

    Authors: Feifei Lv, Yun Yang, Peiwen Sun, Yan Zhang, Peiwei Liu, Xiaohong Fan, Yanhong Xu and Jianhe Wei
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:464
  5. Broomcorn millet is highly tolerant to drought and barren soil. Changes in chlorophyll content directly affect leaf color, which subsequently leadsleading to poor photosynthetic performance and reduced crop yi...

    Authors: Yushen Wang, Junjie Wang, Liqing Chen, Xiaowei Meng, Xiaoxi Zhen, Yinpei Liang, Yuanhuai Han, Hongying Li and Bin Zhang
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:463
  6. To generate high-yielding cultivars with favorable fiber quality traits, cotton breeders can use information about combining ability and gene activity within a population to locate elite parents and potential ...

    Authors: M. S. Abdel-Aty, A Youssef-Soad, W. M. B. Yehia, R. T. E. EL-Nawsany, H. M. K. Kotb, Gamal A. Ahmed, Mohamed E. Hasan, Ehab A. A. Salama, Sobhi F. Lamlom, Fouad H. Saleh, Adnan Noor Shah and Nader R. Abdelsalam
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:462
  7. Phoenix dactylifera L. belongs to the subfamily Coryphoideae. Saudi Arabia is the third producing country of dates in the world with over a million tons of dates every year. P. dactylifera is one of the most impo...

    Authors: Meaad F. Alaida and Amal Y. Aldhebiani
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:461
  8. Drought stress has negative effects on plant growth and productivity. In this study, a comprehensive analysis of physiological responses and gene expression was performed. The responses and expressions were co...

    Authors: Jingyao Ren, Pei Guo, He Zhang, Xiaolong Shi, Xin Ai, Jing Wang, Chunji Jiang, Xinhua Zhao, Xibo Liu and Haiqiu Yu
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:460
  9. Fruit tree yield and fruit quality are affected by the tree’s growth type, and branching angle is an important agronomic trait of fruit trees, which largely determines the crown structure. The weeping type of ...

    Authors: Luwei Wang, Lei Pan, Liang Niu, Guochao Cui, Bin Wei, Wenfang Zeng, Zhiqiang Wang and Zhenhua Lu
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:459
  10. Although grapes accumulate diverse groups of volatile compounds, their genetic regulation in different cultivars remains unelucidated. Therefore, this study investigated the volatile composition in the berries...

    Authors: Kazuya Koyama, Atsushi Kono, Yusuke Ban, Sharon Marie Bahena-Garrido, Tomoko Ohama, Kazuhiro Iwashita, Hisashi Fukuda and Nami Goto-Yamamoto
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:458
  11. Pinellia ternata is an important traditional medicine in China, and its growth is regulated by the transcriptome or proteome. Lysine crotonylation, a newly identified and important type of posttranslational modif...

    Authors: Weiwei Guo, Jiayi Han, Ximei Li, Zihan He and Yumei Zhang
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:457
  12. Tillering is a complicated process in plant and is a significant trait that affects biomass and seed yield of bunch grass Psathyrostachys juncea, a typical perennial forage species. To clarify the regulatory mech...

    Authors: Zhen Li, Lan Yun, Xiaomin Ren, Fengling Shi and Fugui Mi
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:456
  13. Establish a molecular breeding program involved assembling a diverse germplasm collection and generating accurate genotypes to characterize their genetic potential and associate them with agronomic traits. In ...

    Authors: Chia-Hui Chou, Hsun-Shih Lin, Chen-Hsin Wen and Chih-Wei Tung
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:455
  14. A gene family comprises a group of genes with similar functional domains that play various roles in plant growth, development, and responses to environmental stimuli. Barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) is the fourth mos...

    Authors: Tingting Li, Jianxin Bian, Minqiang Tang, Hongbin Shangguan, Yan Zeng, Ruihan Luo, Huifan Sun, Qinglin Ke, Xiaojun Nie, Yihan Li and Licao Cui
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:454
  15. Alhagi sparsifolia (Camelthorn) is a leguminous shrub species that dominates the Taklimakan desert’s salty, hyperarid, and infertile landscapes in northwest China. Although this plant can colonize and spread in v...

    Authors: Abd Ullah, Akash Tariq, Jordi Sardans, Josep Peñuelas, Fanjiang Zeng, Corina Graciano, Muhammad Ahsan Asghar, Ali Raza, You-Cai Xiong, Xutian Chai and Zhihao Zhang
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:453
  16. European canker, caused by the fungal pathogen Neonectria ditissima, is an economically damaging disease in apple producing regions of the world – especially in areas with moderate temperatures and high rainfall....

    Authors: Amanda Karlström, Antonio Gómez-Cortecero, Charlotte F. Nellist, Matthew Ordidge, Jim M. Dunwell and Richard J. Harrison
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:452
  17. SQUAMOSA promoter binding protein-like (SPL) is a unique family of transcription factors in plants, which is engaged in regulating plant growth and development, physiological and biochemical processes. Fraxinus m...

    Authors: Biying He, Shangzhu Gao, Han Lu, Jialin Yan, Caihua Li, Minghao Ma, Xigang Wang, Xiaohui Chen, Yaguang Zhan and Fansuo Zeng
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:451
  18. Long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) are emerging as the important regulators involving in growth and development as well as stress response in plants. However, current lncRNA studies were mainly performed at the ind...

    Authors: Guang Yang, Pingchuan Deng, Qifan Guo, Tingrui Shi, Wenqiu Pan, Licao Cui, Xiaoqin Liu and Xiaojun Nie
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:450
  19. Plastomes of heterotrophic plants have been greatly altered in structure and gene content, owing to the relaxation of selection on photosynthesis-related genes. The orchid tribe Gastrodieae is the largest and ...

    Authors: Yingying Wen, Ying Qin, Bingyi Shao, Jianwu Li, Chongbo Ma, Yan Liu, Boyun Yang and Xiaohua Jin
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:448
  20. Plants are continuously exposed to changing environmental conditions and biotic attacks that affect plant growth. In crops, the inability to respond appropriately to stress has strong detrimental effects on ag...

    Authors: Maya Giridhar, Bastian Meier, Jafargholi Imani, Karl-Heinz Kogel, Edgar Peiter, Ute C. Vothknecht and Fatima Chigri
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:447
  21. The nutritional value of rice can be improved by developing varieties with optimum levels of grain phytic acid (PA). Artificial low-PA mutants with impaired PA biosynthesis have been developed in rice through ...

    Authors: Muhammed Azharudheen TP, Awadhesh Kumar, Chandrappa Anilkumar, Rameswar Prasad Sah, Sasmita Behera and Bishnu Charan Marndi
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:446
  22. Drought is a significant condition that restricts vegetation growth on the Tibetan Plateau. Artemisia wellbyi is a unique semi-shrub-like herb in the family Compositae, which distributed in northern and northwest...

    Authors: Huan Liu, Qiyu Wang, Jinglong Wang, Yunfei Liu, Wangdui Renzeng, Guiqin Zhao and Kuiju Niu
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:445
  23. Orobanchaceae is the only flowering plant family with species from free-living nonparasite, hemi-parasite to holoparasite, making it an ideal system for studying the evolution of parasitism. However, both plas...

    Authors: Chi Zhang, Qianshi Lin, Jiayin Zhang, Zihao Huang, Peng Nan, Linfeng Li, Zhiping Song, Wenju Zhang, Ji Yang and Yuguo Wang
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:444
  24. ATP-citrate lyase (ACL) plays a pivotal role in histone acetylation and aerobic glycolysis. In plant, ACL is a heteromeric enzyme composed of ACLA (45 kD) and ACLB (65 kD). So far, the function of ACL genes in...

    Authors: Fujie Liu, Zhifeng Ma, Sheng Cai, Lingjun Dai, Jianbo Gao and Baoliang Zhou
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:443
  25. Cycas multipinnata and C. panzhihuaensis are two attractive ornamental tree species. With the global climate change, the temperature in the natural habitats of both the species shows a marked rising trend. Howeve...

    Authors: Huan Zhu, Yangyang Wu and Yanling Zheng
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:442
  26. The cationic amino acid transporters (CAT) play indispensable roles in maintaining metabolic functions, such as synthesis of proteins and nitric oxide (NO), biosynthesis of polyamine, and flow of amino acids, ...

    Authors: Xiugui Chen, Zhe Wu, Zujun Yin, Yuexin Zhang, Cun Rui, Jing Wang, Waqar Afzal Malik, Xuke Lu, Delong Wang, Junjuan Wang, Lixue Guo, Shuai Wang, Lanjie Zhao, Bobokhonova Zebinisso Qaraevna, Chao Chen, Xiuping Wang…
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:441
  27. Despite the importance of root hydraulics, there is little research on the in situ dynamic responses of embolism formation and embolism repair of roots distributed in different soil depths in response to diffe...

    Authors: Lin Wang, Yongxin Dai, Jinsong Zhang, Ping Meng and Xianchong Wan
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:440
  28. Proanthocyanidins (PAs) have always been considered as important medicinal value component. In order to gain insights into the PA biosynthesis regulatory network in I. stachyodes roots, we analyzed the transcript...

    Authors: Chongmin Wang, Jun Li, Tao Zhou, Yongping Zhang, Haijun Jin and Xiaoqing Liu
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:438
  29. The chloroplast is the organelle responsible for photosynthesis in higher plants. The generation of functional chloroplasts depends on the precise coordination of gene expression in the nucleus and chloroplast...

    Authors: Yanwei Wang, Zhimin Yang, Meng Zhang and Pengfei Ai
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:437
  30. Understanding the underlying genetic mechanisms that drive phenotypic variations is essential for enhancing the efficacy of crop improvement. Persian walnut (Juglans regia L.), which is grown extensively worldwid...

    Authors: Jiangtao Wang, Hang Ye, Huijuan Zhou, Pengpeng Chen, Hengzhao Liu, Ruimin Xi, Gang Wang, Na Hou and Peng Zhao
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:436
  31. Camellia oleifera Abel. (C. oleifera) is an important traditional woody species in China that produces edible oil. However, the current literature lacks a proper understanding of C. oleifera’s ability to adapt t...

    Authors: Jindong Yan, Jiacheng He, Jian’an Li, Shuangshuang Ren, Ying Wang, Junqin Zhou and Xiaofeng Tan
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:435
  32. Iron is essential for the growth and development of trace elements in plants, and iron deficiency can lead to leaf chlorosis. Ammonium and nitrate are the major forms of nitrogen present in soils. Ammonium nit...

    Authors: Jianlong Liu, Jinzhu Wang, Zidong Wang, Min Li, Chenglin Liang, Yingjie Yang, Dingli Li and Ran Wang
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:434
  33. Access to biologically available nitrogen is a key constraint on plant growth in both natural and agricultural settings. Variation in tolerance to nitrogen deficit stress and productivity in nitrogen limited c...

    Authors: Marcin W. Grzybowski, Mackenzie Zwiener, Hongyu Jin, Nuwan K. Wijewardane, Abbas Atefi, Michael J. Naldrett, Sophie Alvarez, Yufeng Ge and James C. Schnable
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:433
  34. Salicylic acid (SA) is a phytohormone which works to regulate the abiotic stress response of plants. However, the molecular mechanism by which SA mediates heat tolerance in waxy maize (Zea mays L. sinsensis Kules...

    Authors: Jian Guo, Zitao Wang, Lingling Qu, Yifan Hu and Dalei Lu
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:432
  35. Since the root nodules formation is regulated by specific and complex interactions of legume and rhizobial genes, there are still too many questions to be answered about the role of the genes involved in the r...

    Authors: Doaa Bahaa Eldin Darwish, Mohammed Ali, Aisha M. Abdelkawy, Muhammad Zayed, Marfat Alatawy and Aziza Nagah
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:431
  36. Sugar beet is an important crop for sugar production. Sugar beet roots are stored up to several weeks post-harvest waiting for processing in the sugar factories. During this time, sucrose loss and invert sugar...

    Authors: Anna-Lena Gippert, Silvia Madritsch, Patrick Woryna, Sandra Otte, Martina Mayrhofer, Herbert Eigner, Adriana Garibay-Hernández, John C. D’Auria, Eva M. Molin and Hans-Peter Mock
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:430
  37. CONSTANS (CO) and CONSTANS-LIKE (COL) transcription factors have been known to regulate a series of cellular processes including the transition from the vegetative growth to flower development in plants. However,...

    Authors: Long Cui, Fangyan Zheng, Jiafa Wang, Chunli Zhang, Dedi Zhang, Sunan Gao, Chenhui Zhang, Jie Ye, Yuyang Zhang, Bo Ouyang, Taotao Wang, Zonglie Hong, Zhibiao Ye and Junhong Zhang
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:429
  38. Hormones play an indispensable role during fruit ripening, nine clades in 2-oxoglutarate-dependent dioxygenase (2OGD) superfamily are responsible for the hormone biosynthesis and metabolism, but less informati...

    Authors: Yingying Gao, Xiaochen Wang, Xianju Liu and Zhenchang Liang
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:427
  39. Modes of floral presentation in some angiosperms attract flies that eat and/or oviposit on seasonal fruiting bodies of fungi. Mushroom mimesis by orchid flowers has been speculated in the geoflorous, Indo-Mala...

    Authors: Zhou-Dong Han, You Wu, Peter Bernhardt, Hong Wang and Zong-Xin Ren
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:426
  40. Hot pepper (Capsicum annuum L.) is one of the world’s oldest domesticated crops. It has poor waterlogging tolerance, and flooding frequently results in plant death and yield reduction. Therefore, understanding th...

    Authors: Xuefeng Gong, Yi Xu, Hong Li, Xin Chen and Zhanfeng Song
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:425
  41. Pinus massoniana Lamb. is the timber species with the widest distribution and the largest afforestation area in China, providing a large amount of timber, turpentine and ecological products. Seasonal drought caus...

    Authors: Shuang Sun, Hu Chen, Zhangqi Yang, Jingyu Lu, Dongshan Wu, Qunfeng Luo, Jie Jia and Jianhui Tan
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:424
  42. Abscisic acid receptors (ABR) involve transduction of the ABA signaling in plants, impacting largely on stress-defensive physiological processes and plant osmotic stress response. In this study, we characterized

    Authors: Yanyang Zhang, Yingjia Zhao, Tianjiao Li, Chenyang Ni, Le Han, Pingping Du and Kai Xiao
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:423
  43. Drought is one of the main concerns worldwide and restricts the development of agriculture. Silicon improves the drought resistance of plants, but the underlying mechanism remains unclear.

    Authors: Huaifeng Gao, Wenying Yu, Xiaoqing Yang, Jiahui Liang, Xiwu Sun, Maoxiang Sun, Yuansong Xiao and Futian Peng
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:422
  44. Serine carboxypeptidase-like protein (SCPL) plays an important role in response to stress in plant. However, our knowledge of the function of the SCPL gene family is limited.

    Authors: Yuxiang Wang, Jieyin Zhao, Xiaojuan Deng, Peng Wang, Shiwei Geng, Wenju Gao, Peipei Guo, Quanjia Chen, Chunping Li and Yanying Qu
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:421
  45. Cold is a major abiotic stress and Huanglongbing and citrus canker disease are two devastating bacterial diseases for citrus. The Ca2+-CBL-CIPK network is known to regulate different types of stress signalling in...

    Authors: Cui Xiao, Hu Zhang, Fan Xie, Zhi-Yong Pan, Wen-Ming Qiu, Zhu Tong, Ze-Qiong Wang, Xiu-Juan He, Yu-Hai Xu and Zhong-Hai Sun
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:420
  46. Primulina pungentisepala is suitable for use as a potted plant because of its beautiful leaf variegation, which is significantly different in its selfed offspring. However, the mechanism of P. pungentisepala lea...

    Authors: Jiancun Chen, Yueya Li, Dong He, Meng Bai, Bo Li, Qixiang Zhang and Le Luo
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:419
  47. The primary root is the first organ to perceive the stress signals for abiotic stress. In this study, maize plants subjected to drought, heat and combined stresses displayed a significantly reduced primary roo...

    Authors: Xiaoyi Yang, Xinjie Zhu, Jie Wei, Wentao Li, Houmiao Wang, Yang Xu, Zefeng Yang, Chenwu Xu and Pengcheng Li
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:417

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