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  1. Content type: Research article

    Kiwifruit are classified as climacteric since exogenous ethylene (or its analogue propylene) induces rapid ripening accompanied by ethylene production under positive feedback regulation. However, most of the r...

    Authors: William O. Asiche, Oscar W. Mitalo, Yuka Kasahara, Yasuaki Tosa, Eric G. Mworia, Willis O. Owino, Koichiro Ushijima, Ryohei Nakano, Kentaro Yano and Yasutaka Kubo

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2018 18:47

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    In plants, ERF genes participate in a variety of regulatory pathways, such as plant growth and biotic and/or abiotic stress responses. Although the genome of Chinese white pear (‘Dangshansuli’) has been released,...

    Authors: Xiaolong Li, Shutian Tao, Shuwei Wei, Meiling Ming, Xiaosan Huang, Shaoling Zhang and Jun Wu

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2018 18:46

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  3. Content type: Correction

    Following publication of the original article [1] author Hatem Shabana wrote to say that one of her affiliations was missing. The affiliation is as follows:

    Authors: Ali El-Keblawy, Hatem A. Shabana, Teresa Navarro and Sameh Soliman

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2018 18:45

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    The original article was published in BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:263

  4. Content type: Research article

    Although decreased protein expressions have been observed in NOA1 (Nitric Oxide Associated protein 1) deficient plants, the molecular mechanisms of how NOA1 regulates protein metabolism remain poorly understoo...

    Authors: Han He, Qiaosong Yang, Boran Shen, Sheng Zhang and Xinxiang Peng

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2018 18:44

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  5. Content type: Research article

    MADS-box genes are categorized into A, B, C, D and E classes and are involved in floral organ identity and flowering. Sheepgrass (Leymus chinensis (Trin.) Tzvel) is an important perennial forage grass and adapts ...

    Authors: Junting Jia, Pincang Zhao, Liqin Cheng, Guangxiao Yuan, Weiguang Yang, Shu Liu, Shuangyan Chen, Dongmei Qi, Gongshe Liu and Xiaoxia Li

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2018 18:42

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  6. Content type: Methodology article

    The assembly of protein complexes and compositional lipid patterning act together to endow cells with the plasticity required to maintain compositional heterogeneity with respect to individual proteins. Hence,...

    Authors: Tong Chen, Dongchao Ji and Shiping Tian

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2018 18:43

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  7. Content type: Research article

    The cuticle covers the surface of the polysaccharide cell wall of leaf epidermal cells and forms an essential diffusion barrier between the plant and the environment. The cuticle is composed of cutin and wax. ...

    Authors: Guaiqiang Chai, Chunlian Li, Feng Xu, Yang Li, Xue Shi, Yong Wang and Zhonghua Wang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2018 18:41

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Although the nucleolus involves two major functions: pre-rRNA processing and ribosome biogenesis/assembly, increasing evidence indicates that it also plays important roles in response to abiotic stress. Howeve...

    Authors: Kai-Chau Huang, Wei-Chih Lin and Wan-Hsing Cheng

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2018 18:40

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  9. Content type: Correction

    Following publication of the original article [1], it came to the attention of the authors that they had omitted to acknowledge the University of Parma. The Acknowledgement section should read as follows: “The...

    Authors: Anna Rita Paolacci, Giulio Catarcione, Luisa Ederli, Claudia Zadra, Stefania Pasqualini, Maurizio Badiani, Rita Musetti, Simonetta Santi and Mario Ciaffi

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2018 18:39

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    The original article was published in BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:118

  10. Content type: Research article

    Yield improvement is an ever-important objective of wheat breeding. Studying and understanding the phenotypes and genotypes of yield-related traits has potential for genetic improvement of crops.

    Authors: Jie Guo, Weiping Shi, Zheng Zhang, Jingye Cheng, Daizhen Sun, Jin Yu, Xinlei Li, Pingyi Guo and Chenyang Hao

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2018 18:38

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  11. Content type: Correction

    Following publication of the original article [1], the authors reported that there was a mistake in the presentation of their funding information. The sentence “This study was supported by the National Natural...

    Authors: Youmei Wang, Chaoqun Pang, Xukai Li, Zhen Hu, Zhengyi Lv, Bo Zheng and Peng Chen

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2018 18:37

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    The original article was published in BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:261

  12. Content type: Research article

    The hydroxyproline-rich glycoprotein (HRGP) superfamily, comprising three families (arabinogalactan-proteins, AGPs; extensins, EXTs; proline-rich proteins, PRPs), is a class of proline-rich proteins that exhib...

    Authors: Huijun Jiao, Xing Liu, Shuguang Sun, Peng Wang, Xin Qiao, Jiaming Li, Chao Tang, Juyou Wu, Shaoling Zhang and Shutian Tao

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2018 18:36

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Soil salinity is an important factor affecting growth, development, and productivity of almost all land plants, including the forage crop alfalfa (Medicago sativa). However, little is known about how alfalfa resp...

    Authors: Yunting Lei, Yuxing Xu, Christian Hettenhausen, Chengkai Lu, Guojing Shen, Cuiping Zhang, Jing Li, Juan Song, Honghui Lin and Jianqiang Wu

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2018 18:35

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Low temperature is a crucial factor influencing plant growth and development. The chlorophyll precursor, 5-aminolevulinic acid (ALA) is widely used to improve plant cold tolerance. However, the interaction bet...

    Authors: Tao Liu, Xiaohui Hu, Jiao Zhang, Junheng Zhang, Qingjie Du and Jianming Li

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2018 18:34

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Cowpea (Vigna unguiculata) is an important source of protein supply for animal and human nutrition. The major storage globulins VICILIN and LEGUMIN (LEG) are synthesized from several genes including LEGA, LEGB, L...

    Authors: Julia Weiss, Marta I. Terry, Marina Martos-Fuentes, Lisa Letourneux, Victoria Ruiz-Hernández, Juan A. Fernández and Marcos Egea-Cortines

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2018 18:33

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Allelic variation at the FRIGIDA (FRI) locus is a major contributor to natural variation of flowering time and vernalization requirement in Arabidopsis thaliana. Dominant FRI inhibits flowering by activating the ...

    Authors: Licong Yi, Chunhong Chen, Shuai Yin, Haitao Li, Zhaohong Li, Bo Wang, Graham J. King, Jing Wang and Kede Liu

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2018 18:32

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  17. Content type: Research article

    WRKY transcription factors, one of the largest families of transcriptional regulators in plants, play important roles in plant development and various stress responses. The WRKYs of Caragana intermedia are still ...

    Authors: Yongqing Wan, Mingzhu Mao, Dongli Wan, Qi Yang, Feiyun Yang, Mandlaa, Guojing Li and Ruigang Wang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2018 18:31

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  18. Content type: Research article

    The chloroplast genomes (plastome) of most plants are highly conserved in structure, gene content, and gene order. Parasitic plants, including those that are fully photosynthetic, often contain plastome rearra...

    Authors: Daniel C. Frailey, Srinivasa R. Chaluvadi, Justin N. Vaughn, Caroline G. Coatney and Jeffrey L. Bennetzen

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2018 18:30

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Terminal drought stress leads to substantial annual yield losses in chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.). Adaptation to water limitation is a matter of matching water supply to water demand by the crop. Therefore, harne...

    Authors: Kaliamoorthy Sivasakthi, Mahendar Thudi, Murugesan Tharanya, Sandip M. Kale, Jana Kholová, Mahamat Hissene Halime, Deepa Jaganathan, Rekha Baddam, Thiyagarajan Thirunalasundari, Pooran M. Gaur, Rajeev K. Varshney and Vincent Vadez

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2018 18:29

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Common wheat is a typical allohexaploid species (AABBDD) derived from the interspecific crossing between allotetraploid wheat (AABB) and Aegilops tauschii (DD). Wide variation in grain size and shape observed amo...

    Authors: Lei Yan, Zhenshan Liu, Huanwen Xu, Xiaoping Zhang, Aiju Zhao, Fei Liang, Mingming Xin, Huiru Peng, Yingyin Yao, Qixin Sun and Zhongfu Ni

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2018 18:28

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Grasslands are one of the most representative vegetation types accounting for about 20% of the global land area and thus the response of grasslands to climate change plays a pivotal role in terrestrial carbon ...

    Authors: Yunpu Zheng, Fei Li, Lihua Hao, Arshad Ali Shedayi, Lili Guo, Chao Ma, Bingru Huang and Ming Xu

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2018 18:27

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Annual ryegrass (Lolium multiflorum L.) is a commercially important, widely distributed forage crop that is used in the production of hay and silage worldwide. Drought has been a severe environmental constraint i...

    Authors: Ling Pan, Chen Meng, Jianping Wang, Xiao Ma, Xiaomei Fan, Zhongfu Yang, Meiliang Zhou and Xinquan Zhang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2018 18:26

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Plum pox virus (PPV), causing Sharka disease, is one of the main limiting factors for Prunus production worldwide. In apricot (Prunus armeniaca L.) the major PPV resistance locus (PPVres), comprising ~ 196 kb, ha...

    Authors: Elena Zuriaga, Carlos Romero, Jose Miguel Blanca and Maria Luisa Badenes

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2018 18:25

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Plants and insects have coexisted for million years and evolved a set of interactions which affect both organisms at different levels. Plants have developed various morphological and biochemical adaptations to...

    Authors: Rim Hamza, Meritxell Pérez-Hedo, Alberto Urbaneja, José L. Rambla, Antonio Granell, Kamel Gaddour, José P. Beltrán and Luis A. Cañas

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2018 18:24

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