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Biochemistry and physiology

Section edited by Paul Boss (CSIRO, Australia)

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

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  1. Genes associated with arsenite uptake and transport in rice plants (i.e., OsLsi1, OsLsi2, OsLsi3, OsLsi6 and OsABCC1) have been identified to date. However, their expression over time during the whole growth peri...

    Authors: Dandan Pan, Jicai Yi, Fangbai Li, Xiaomin Li, Chuanping Liu, Weijian Wu and Tingting Tao

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:133

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  2. Leaves of the medicinal plant Ampelopsis grossedentata, which is commonly known as vine tea, are used widely in the traditional Chinese beverage in southwest China. The leaves contain a large amount of dihydromyr...

    Authors: Xiaohua Li, Minhui Cao, Weibo Ma, Caihua Jia, Jinghuan Li, Mingxing Zhang, Changchun Liu, Zhenzhen Cao, Mohammad Omar Faruque and Xuebo Hu

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:131

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  3. Pear is one of the most important fruit crops worldwide. Anthocyanins and procyanidins (PAs) are important secondary metabolites that affect the appearance and nutritive quality of pear. However, few studies h...

    Authors: Zhen Zhang, Changping Tian, Ya Zhang, Chenzhiyu Li, Xi Li, Qiang Yu, Shuo Wang, Xinyu Wang, Xuesen Chen and Shouqian Feng

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:129

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  4. Panax notoginseng is a medicinally important Chinese herb with a long history of cultivation and clinical application. The planting area is mainly distributed in Wenshan Prefecture, where the quality and safety o...

    Authors: Guan-Hua Cao, Ze-Dong Li, Xi-Fu Wang, Xue Zhang, Rong-Hua Zhao, Wen Gu, Di Chen, Jie Yu and Sen He

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:124

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Styrax tonkinensis (Pierre) Craib ex Hartwich has great potential as a woody biodiesel species having seed kernels with high oil content, excellent fatty acid composition and good fuel properties. However, no tra...

    Authors: Qikui Wu, Yuanyuan Cao, Chen Chen, Zhenzhou Gao, Fangyuan Yu and Robert D. Guy

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:121

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Developing fruit is considered as an excellent model to study the complex network of metabolites which are altered rapidly during development.

    Authors: Manish Kumar Patel, Avinash Mishra, Santlal Jaiswar and Bhavanath Jha

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:116

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  7. To understand the gene expression networks controlling flower color formation in alfalfa, flowers anthocyanins were identified using two materials with contrasting flower colors, namely Defu and Zhongtian No. ...

    Authors: Hui-Rong Duan, Li-Rong Wang, Guang-Xin Cui, Xue-Hui Zhou, Xiao-Rong Duan and Hong-Shan Yang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:110

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  8. Loss of vigor caused by seed aging adversely affects agricultural production under natural conditions. However, priming is an economical and effective method for improving the vigor of aged seeds. The objectiv...

    Authors: Fangshan Xia, Hang Cheng, Lingling Chen, Huisen Zhu, Peisheng Mao and Mingya Wang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:104

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Aroma is an important organoleptic quality for fruit and has a large influence on consumer preference. Kiwifruit esters undergo rapid and substantial changes contributing to the flavor during fruit ripening. P...

    Authors: Aidi Zhang, Qiuyun Zhang, Jianzhao Li, Hansheng Gong, Xinguang Fan, Yanqing Yang, Xiaofen Liu and Xueren Yin

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:103

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  10. Brassinolide (BR), as a new type of plant hormones, is involved in the processes of plant growth and stress response. Previous studies have reported the roles of BR in regulating plant developmental processes ...

    Authors: Yutong Li, Yue Wu, Weibiao Liao, Linli Hu, Mohammed Mujitaba Dawuda, Xin Jin, Zhongqi Tang, Jianjun Yang and Jihua Yu

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:102

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  11. Studies have indicated that graphene oxide (GO) could regulated Brassica napus L. root growth via abscisic acid (ABA) and indole-3-acetic acid (IAA). To study the mechanism and interaction between GO and IAA furt...

    Authors: Lingli Xie, Fan Chen, Hewei Du, Xuekun Zhang, Xingang Wang, Guoxin Yao and Benbo Xu

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:101

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  12. Eremophila R.Br. (Scrophulariaceae) is a diverse genus of plants with species distributed across semi-arid and arid Australia. It is an ecologically important genus that also holds cultural significance for many ...

    Authors: Oliver Gericke, Nikolaj Lervad Hansen, Gustav Blichfeldt Pedersen, Louise Kjaerulff, Dan Luo, Dan Staerk, Birger Lindberg Møller, Irini Pateraki and Allison Maree Heskes

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:91

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  13. Gossypol is a specific secondary metabolite in Gossypium species. It not only plays a critical role in development and self-protection of cotton plants, but also can be used as important anti-cancer and male cont...

    Authors: Tianlun Zhao, Qianwen Xie, Cong Li, Cheng Li, Lei Mei, John Z. Yu, Jinhong Chen and Shuijin Zhu

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:88

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  14. The optimized illumination of plants using light-emitting diodes (LEDs) is beneficial to their photosynthetic performance, and in recent years, LEDs have been widely used in horticultural facilities. However, ...

    Authors: Song Gao, Xuena Liu, Ying Liu, Bili Cao, Zijing Chen and Kun Xu

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:78

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  15. The major fleshy tissues of the apple fruit are spatially separable into cortex and pith. These tissues display differential growth during development. Key features of such differential growth, and sink metabo...

    Authors: Shan Jing and Anish Malladi

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:75

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  16. Wheat grain avenin-like proteins (ALPs) belong to a recently discovered class of wheat grain storage protein. ALPs in wheat grains not only have beneficial effects on dough quality but also display antifungal ...

    Authors: Yujuan Zhang, Xin Hu, Angela Juhasz, Shahidul Islam, Zitong Yu, Yun Zhao, Gang Li, Wenli Ding and Wujun Ma

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:45

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  17. Plants have been used as an important source of indispensable bioactive compounds in various cosmetics, foods, and medicines. However, the subsequent functional annotation of these compounds seems arduous beca...

    Authors: Sunmin Lee, Dong-Gu Oh, Digar Singh, Jong Seok Lee, Sarah Lee and Choong Hwan Lee

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:39

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  18. The receptor-like kinase FEROINA (FER) plays a crucial role in controlling plant vegetative growth partially by sensing the rapid alkalinization factor (RALF) peptide. However, the role of RALF1-FER in the veg...

    Authors: Long Wang, Tao Yang, Qinlu Lin, Bingqian Wang, Xu Li, Sheng Luan and Feng Yu

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:26

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  19. It is now well documented that moonlight affects the life cycle of invertebrates, birds, reptiles, and mammals. The lunisolar tide is also well-known to alter plant growth and development. However, although pl...

    Authors: J-C. Breitler, D. Djerrab, S. Leran, L. Toniutti, C. Guittin, D. Severac, M. Pratlong, A. Dereeper, H. Etienne and B. Bertrand

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:24

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  20. Alfalfa is a high-quality forage cultivated widely in northern China. Recently, the failure of alfalfa plants to survive the winter has caused substantial economic losses. Water management has attracted consid...

    Authors: Hongyu Xu, Zhenyi Li, Zongyong Tong, Feng He and Xianglin Li

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:15

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  21. Previous reports have mainly focused on the volatiles in citrus fruits, and there have been few reports about the volatiles in citrus leaves and flowers. However, citrus leaves and flowers are also rich in vol...

    Authors: Haipeng Zhang, Mengjun Chen, Huan Wen, Zhenhua Wang, Jiajing Chen, Liu Fang, Hongyan Zhang, Zongzhou Xie, Dong Jiang, Yunjiang Cheng and Juan Xu

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:7

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  22. Citrus fruits are consumed freshly or as juice to directly provide various dietary flavonoids to humans. Diverse metabolites are present among Citrus genera, and many flavonoids biosynthetic genes were induced...

    Authors: Muhammad Junaid Rao, Yuantao Xu, Yue Huang, Xiaomei Tang, Xiuxin Deng and Qiang Xu

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2019 19:603

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  23. Grafting with rootstocks is essential for the culture of many perennial fruit crops and is increasing being used in the production of annual fruits and vegetables. Our previous work based on microarrays showed...

    Authors: Duyên Prodhomme, Josep Valls Fonayet, Cyril Hévin, Céline Franc, Ghislaine Hilbert, Gilles de Revel, Tristan Richard, Nathalie Ollat and Sarah Jane Cookson

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2019 19:599

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  24. Sucrose (Suc), as the precursor molecule for rubber biosynthesis in Hevea brasiliensis, is transported via phloem-mediated long-distance transport from leaves to laticifers in trunk bark, where latex (cytoplasm o...

    Authors: Xiangyu Long, Heping Li, Jianghua Yang, Lusheng Xin, Yongjun Fang, Bin He, Debao Huang and Chaorong Tang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2019 19:591

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  25. Polygalacturonase (PG), as an important hydrolase participating in the degradation of pectin, plays an important role in softening process of fruit. However, information on PG gene family in pear genome and the s...

    Authors: Suling Zhang, Min Ma, Huping Zhang, Shaoling Zhang, Ming Qian, Zhen Zhang, Weiqi Luo, Jinbu Fan, Zhiqiang Liu and Libin Wang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2019 19:587

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  26. Chimeras synthesized artificially by grafting are crucial to the breeding of perennial woody plants. ‘Hongrou Huyou’ (Citrus changshan-huyou + Citrus unshiu) is a new graft chimera originating from the junction w...

    Authors: Min Zhang, Luyang Jing, Qun Wu, Kaijie Zhu, Fuzhi Ke, Jianguo Xu, Siqing Zhao, Gang Wang and Chi Zhang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2019 19:582

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  27. Seed dormancy is a prevailing condition in which seeds are unable to germinate, even under favorable environmental conditions. Harvested Brassica oleracea (Chinese cabbage) seeds are dormant and normally germinat...

    Authors: Abdul Sami, Muhammad Waheed Riaz, Xiangyu Zhou, Zonghe Zhu and Kejin Zhou

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2019 19:577

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  28. Croton draco is an arboreal species and its latex as well as some other parts of the plant, are traditionally used in the treatment of a wide range of ailments and diseases. Alkaloids, such as magnoflorine, preve...

    Authors: Anahí Canedo-Téxon, Feliza Ramón-Farias, Juan Luis Monribot-Villanueva, Emanuel Villafán, Alexandro Alonso-Sánchez, Claudia Anahí Pérez-Torres, Guillermo Ángeles, José Antonio Guerrero-Analco and Enrique Ibarra-Laclette

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2019 19:560

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  29. The element selenium (Se) deficiency is thought to be a global human health problem, which could disperse by daily-supplement from Se-rich food. Increasing the accumulation of Se in rice grain is an approach m...

    Authors: Yuanke Liang, Yang Su, Ling Li, Xin Huang, Faiz Hussain Panhwar, Tengda Zheng, Zhichen Tang, Hla Hla Ei, Muhammad Umer Farooq, Rui Zeng, Yujie Zhang, Xiaoying Ye, Xiaomei Jia, Lanlan Zheng and Jianqing Zhu

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2019 19:559

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  30. Grazing is an important land use in northern China. In general, different grazing intensities had a different impact on the morphological and physiological traits of plants, and especially their photosynthetic...

    Authors: Min Liu, Jirui Gong, Bo Yang, Yong Ding, Zihe Zhang, Biao Wang, Chenchen Zhu and Xiangyang Hou

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2019 19:558

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  31. The leaf age for harvesting flue-cured tobacco leaves is closely related to the quality of tobacco leaves, so an appropriate leaf age for harvesting is important for improving yield and quality of flue-cured t...

    Authors: Yanjie Chen, Ke Ren, Xian He, Jiangshiqi Gong, Xiaodong Hu, Jiaen Su, Yan Jin, Zhengxiong Zhao, Yanmei Zhu and Congming Zou

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2019 19:555

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  32. Understanding lignin biosynthesis and composition is of central importance for sustainable bioenergy and biomaterials production. Species of the genus Miscanthus have emerged as promising bioenergy crop due to th...

    Authors: Feng He, Katja Machemer-Noonan, Philippe Golfier, Faride Unda, Johanna Dechert, Wan Zhang, Natalie Hoffmann, Lacey Samuels, Shawn D. Mansfield, Thomas Rausch and Sebastian Wolf

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2019 19:552

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  33. Trees of the genus Taxus are highly valuable medicinal plants with multiple pharmacological effects on various cancer treatments. Paclitaxel from Taxus trees is an efficient and widely used anticancer drug, howev...

    Authors: Ting Zhou, Xiujun Luo, Chengchao Zhang, Xinyun Xu, Chunna Yu, Zhifang Jiang, Lei Zhang, Huwei Yuan, Bingsong Zheng, Erxu Pi and Chenjia Shen

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2019 19:529

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  34. Abscisic acid (ABA) and sucrose act as molecular signals in response to abiotic stress. However, how their synergy regulates the source-sink relationship has rarely been studied. This study aimed to reveal the...

    Authors: Tingting Chen, Guangyan Li, Mohammad Rezaul Islam, Weimeng Fu, Baohua Feng, Longxing Tao and Guanfu Fu

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2019 19:525

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  35. Dendrobium moniliforme (Linnaeus) Swartz is a well-known plant used in traditional Chinese medicine due to bioactive constituents. Polysaccharides are the main medicinal ingredients, yet no studies have been publ...

    Authors: Yingdan Yuan, Jinchi Zhang, Justin Kallman, Xin Liu, Miaojing Meng and Jie Lin

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2019 19:521

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  36. Thaxtomin A (TA) is a natural cellulose biosynthesis inhibitor (CBI) synthesized by the potato common scab-causing pathogen Streptomyces scabies. Inhibition of cellulose synthesis by TA compromises cell wall orga...

    Authors: Fatima Awwad, Guillaume Bertrand, Michel Grandbois and Nathalie Beaudoin

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2019 19:512

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  37. Carbohydrate partitioning and utilization is a key determinant of growth rate and of yield in plants and crops. There are few studies on crops in field conditions. In Arabidopsis, starch accumulation in leaves is...

    Authors: Xiao-Gui Liang, Zhen Gao, Li Zhang, Si Shen, Xue Zhao, Yun-Peng Liu, Li-Li Zhou, Matthew J. Paul and Shun-Li Zhou

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2019 19:508

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  38. Selenium (Se) is a beneficial element for higher plants and essential for mammals. To study the effect of the foliar application of sodium selenate on fragrant rice performance, a pot experiment was conducted ...

    Authors: Haowen Luo, Bin Du, Longxin He, Axiang Zheng, Shenggang Pan and Xiangru Tang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2019 19:502

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  39. The basic helix-loop-helix (bHLH) transcription factors (TFs), as one of the largest families of TFs, play important roles in the regulation of many secondary metabolites including flavonoids. Their involvemen...

    Authors: Yu Zhao, Yu-Ying Zhang, Hui Liu, Xiao-Shuang Zhang, Rong Ni, Piao-Yi Wang, Shuai Gao, Hong-Xiang Lou and Ai-Xia Cheng

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2019 19:497

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  40. Anthocyanins are the primary source of colour in flowers and also accumulate in vegetative tissues, where they have multiple protective roles traditionally attributed to early compounds of the metabolic pathwa...

    Authors: José Carlos Del Valle, Cristina Alcalde-Eon, Mª. Teresa Escribano-Bailón, Mª. Luisa Buide, Justen B. Whittall and Eduardo Narbona

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2019 19:496

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  41. Grass pea (Lathyrus sativus) is an underutilised crop with high tolerance to drought and flooding stress and potential for maintaining food and nutritional security in the face of climate change. The presence of ...

    Authors: Peter M. F. Emmrich, Martin Rejzek, Lionel Hill, Paul Brett, Anne Edwards, Abhimanyu Sarkar, Rob A. Field, Cathie Martin and Trevor L. Wang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2019 19:489

    Content type: Methodology article

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  42. Indigo alkaloids, such as indigo, indirubin and its derivatives, have been identified as effective antiviral compounds in Baphicacanthus cusia. Evidence suggests that the biosynthesis of indigo alkaloids in plant...

    Authors: Jian Yu, Yihan Zhang, Shuju Ning, Qi Ye, Hexin Tan, Ruibing Chen, Qitao Bu, Rui Zhang, Peimin Gong, Xiaoli Ma, Lei Zhang and Daozhi Wei

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2019 19:485

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  43. Starch is the main storage substance in rice caryopsis and its properties will determine the quality of rice. Super rice has been extensively studied due to its high-yield characteristics, but the knowledge of...

    Authors: Xinyu Chen, Mingxin Chen, Guoqiang Lin, Yang Yang, Xurun Yu, Yunfei Wu and Fei Xiong

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2019 19:482

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  44. The outer peels of pomegranate (Punica granatum L.) possess two groups of polyphenols that have health beneficial properties: anthocyanins (ATs, which also affect peel color); and hydrolysable tannins (HTs). Thei...

    Authors: Rida Habashi, Yael Hacham, Rohit Dhakarey, Ifat Matityahu, Doron Holland, Li Tian and Rachel Amir

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2019 19:476

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  45. Chinese hickory (Carya cathayensis) is a popular nut plant having high economic value. Grafting is applied to accelerate the transition from vegetative phase to reproductive phase. Lysine succinylation occurs fre...

    Authors: Huwei Yuan, Juanjuan Chen, Ying Yang, Chenjia Shen, Dongbin Xu, Junfeng Wang, Daoliang Yan, Yi He and Bingsong Zheng

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2019 19:467

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  46. Fruit coloration is one of the main quality parameters of Citrus fruit primarily determined by genetic factors. The fruit of ordinary sweet orange (Citrus sinensis) displays a pleasant orange tint due to accumula...

    Authors: María J. Rodrigo, Joanna Lado, Enriqueta Alós, Berta Alquézar, Orly Dery, Joseph Hirschberg and Lorenzo Zacarías

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2019 19:465

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  47. Apple is one of the most popular fruit crops world-wide and its skin color is an important quality consideration essential for commercial value. However, the strategy on genetic breeding for red skin apple and...

    Authors: Mo-Xian Chen, Chao Sun, Kai-Lu Zhang, Yu-Chen Song, Yuan Tian, Xi Chen, Ying-Gao Liu, Neng-Hui Ye, Jianhua Zhang, Shenchun Qu and Fu-Yuan Zhu

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2019 19:445

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