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Biochemistry and physiology

Section edited by Paul Boss

This section considers studies in the biochemistry and physiology of plants including research into photosynthesis and related processes.

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  1. Content type: Research article

    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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    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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    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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    Birch (Betula platyphylla Suk.) contains triterpenoids with anti-HIV and anti-tumor pharmacological activities. However, the natural abundance of these triterpenoids is low, and their chemical synthesis is costly...

    Authors: Jing Yin, Xin Li, Yaguang Zhan, Ying Li, Ziyue Qu, Lu Sun, Siyao Wang, Jie Yang and Jialei Xiao

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:214

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    MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are important for plant growth and responses to environmental stresses via post-transcriptional regulation of gene expression. Tea, which is primarily produced from one bud and two tender le...

    Authors: Anburaj Jeyaraj, Xiao Zhang, Yan Hou, Mingzhu Shangguan, Prabu Gajjeraman, Yeyun Li and Chaoling Wei

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:212

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    A recently discovered tea [Camellia sinensis (L.) O. Kuntze] cultivar can generate tender shoots in winter. We performed comparative proteomics to analyze the differentially accumulated proteins between winter an...

    Authors: Shengjie Liu, Jiadong Gao, Zhongjian Chen, Xiaoyan Qiao, Hualin Huang, Baiyuan Cui, Qingfeng Zhu, Zhangyan Dai, Hualing Wu, Yayan Pan, Chengwei Yang and Jun Liu

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:206

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Chlorophylls (Chls) are magnesium-containing tetrapyrrole macromolecules responsible for the green color in plants. The Chl metabolic pathway has been intensively studied and nearly all the enzymes involved in...

    Authors: Akemi Ohmiya, Katsutomo Sasaki, Kenji Nashima, Chihiro Oda-Yamamizo, Masumi Hirashima and Katsuhiko Sumitomo

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:202

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Shikonin is a naphthoquinone secondary metabolite with important medicinal value and is found in Lithospermum erythrorhizon. Considering the limited knowledge on the membrane transport mechanism of shikonin, this...

    Authors: Yu Zhu, Gui-Hua Lu, Zhuo-Wu Bian, Feng-Yao Wu, Yan-Jun Pang, Xiao-Ming Wang, Rong-Wu Yang, Cheng-Yi Tang, Jin-Liang Qi and Yong-Hua Yang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:198

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Nitrogen (N) plays an important role in the formation of tea quality-related compounds, like amino acids and flavor/aroma origin compounds. Lipids, which have been reported to be affected by N deficiency, are ...

    Authors: Mei-Ya Liu, Asdrubal Burgos, Lifeng Ma, Qunfeng Zhang, Dandan Tang and Jianyun Ruan

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:165

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Avocado fruit contains aliphatic acetogenins (oft-acetylated, odd-chain fatty alcohols) with promising bioactivities for both medical and food industries. However, we have scarce knowledge about their metaboli...

    Authors: Carlos Eduardo Rodríguez-López, Carmen Hernández-Brenes, Víctor Treviño and Rocío I. Díaz de la Garza

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:159

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Sodium nitroprusside (SNP) has been previously shown to extend the vase life of various cut flowers; however, its positive effect on extending vase life of carnations has not been well documented. Moreover, th...

    Authors: Aung Htay Naing, Kyoungsun Lee, Muthukrishnan Arun, Ki Byung Lim and Chang Kil Kim

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:149

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Glycolate oxidase (GLO) is a key enzyme for photorespiration in plants. There are four GLO genes encoding and forming different isozymes in rice, but their functional differences are not well understood. In th...

    Authors: Zhisheng Zhang, Xiangyang Li, Lili Cui, Shuan Meng, Nenghui Ye and Xinxiang Peng

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:135

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  13. Content type: Research article

    The error-free branch of the DNA-damage tolerance (DDT) pathway is orchestrated by Lys63-linked polyubiquitination of proliferating cell nuclear antigen (PCNA), and this polyubiquitination is mediated by a Ubc...

    Authors: Qian Wang, Yuepeng Zang, Xuan Zhou and Wei Xiao

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:126

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Photosynthetic organisms utilize carotenoids for photoprotection as well as light harvesting. Our previous study revealed that high-intensity light increases the expression of the gene for phytoene synthase (Egcr...

    Authors: Shota Kato, Mika Soshino, Shinichi Takaichi, Takahiro Ishikawa, Noriko Nagata, Masashi Asahina and Tomoko Shinomura

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:125

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Bast fibres are characterized by very thick secondary cell walls containing high amounts of cellulose and low lignin contents in contrast to the heavily lignified cell walls typically found in the xylem tissue...

    Authors: Julien Le Roy, Anne-Sophie Blervacq, Anne Créach, Brigitte Huss, Simon Hawkins and Godfrey Neutelings

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:124

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  16. Content type: Research article

    The normal growth of Rehmannia glutinosa, a widely used medicinal plant in China, is severely disturbed by replant disease. The formation of replant disease commonly involves interactions among plants, allelochem...

    Authors: Mingjie Li, Yanhui Yang, Fajie Feng, Bao Zhang, Shuqiang Chen, Chuyun Yang, Li Gu, Fengqing Wang, Junyi Zhang, Aiguo Chen, Wenxiong Lin, Xinjian Chen and Zhongyi Zhang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:116

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  17. Content type: Research article

    ShooT specific/Specific Tissue (ST) belong to a protein family of unknown function characterized by the DUF2775 domain and produced in specific taxonomic plant families, mainly Fabaceae and Asteraceae, with the M...

    Authors: Lucía Albornos, Ignacio Martín, Emilia Labrador and Berta Dopico

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:117

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Collenchyma serves as a mechanical support tissue for many herbaceous plants. Previous work based on solid-state NMR and immunomicroscopy suggested collenchyma cell walls (CWs) may have similar polysaccharide ...

    Authors: Da Chen, Philip J. Harris, Ian M. Sims, Zoran Zujovic and Laurence D. Melton

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:104

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Carotenoids are the main colouring substances found in orange-fleshed loquat fruits. The aim of this study was to unravel the carotenoid biosynthetic pathway of loquat fruit (cv. ‘Obusa’) in peel and flesh tis...

    Authors: Margarita Hadjipieri, Egli C. Georgiadou, Alicia Marin, Huertas M. Diaz-Mula, Vlasios Goulas, Vasileios Fotopoulos, Francisco A. Tomás-Barberán and George A. Manganaris

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:102

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