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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

    Chlorophyll breakdown is the most obvious sign of leaf senescence. The chlorophyll catabolism pathway and the associated proteins/genes have been identified in considerable detail by genetic approaches combine...

    Authors: Jun Tominaga, Yasutoshi Nakahara, Daisuke Horikawa, Ayumi Tanaka, Maki Kondo, Yasuhiro Kamei, Tsuneaki Takami, Wataru Sakamoto, Kazutoshi Unno, Atsushi Sakamoto and Hiroshi Shimada

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2018 18:80

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    Alfalfa (Medicago sativa L.) is one of the most important forage resources in the world due to its high nutritive value. However, its nutritional quality decreases during the transition from budding to flowering....

    Authors: Wenqiang Fan, Gentu Ge, Yinghao Liu, Wei Wang, Liying Liu and Yushan Jia

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2018 18:78

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    Starch is the major component of cereal grains and is composed of essentially linear amylose and highly branched amylopectin. The properties and composition of starch determine the use and value of grains and ...

    Authors: Mari Hayashi, Naoko Crofts, Naoko F. Oitome and Naoko Fujita

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2018 18:59

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    Mitogen-activated protein kinases (MAPK) signaling affects many processes, some of which have different outcomes in the same cell. In Arabidopsis, activation of a MAPK cascade consisting of YODA, MKK4/5 and MP...

    Authors: Diego L. Wengier, Gregory R. Lampard and Dominique C. Bergmann

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2018 18:60

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    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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  6. 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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  7. Content type: Research article

    Endosperm starch provides prime energy for cereal seedling growth. Cereal endosperm with repression of starch branching enzyme (SBE) has been widely studied for its high resistant starch content and health ben...

    Authors: Ting Pan, Lingshang Lin, Juan Wang, Qiaoquan Liu and Cunxu Wei

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2018 18:9

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Silicon (Si) has been known to regulate plant growth; however, the underlying mechanisms of short-term exogenous Si application on the regulation of calcium (Ca) and nitrogen (N), endogenous phytohormones, and...

    Authors: Soo-Won Jang, Yoonha Kim, Abdul Latif Khan, Chae-In Na and In-Jung Lee

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2018 18:4

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Lignin and lignans are both derived from the monolignol pathway. Despite the similarity of their building blocks, they fulfil different functions in planta. Lignin strengthens the tissues of the plant, while lign...

    Authors: Marc Behr, Kjell Sergeant, Céline C. Leclercq, Sébastien Planchon, Cédric Guignard, Audrey Lenouvel, Jenny Renaut, Jean-Francois Hausman, Stanley Lutts and Gea Guerriero

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2018 18:1

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    Strigolactones (SLs) play important roles in controlling root growth, shoot branching, and plant-symbionts interaction. Despite the importance, the components of SL biosynthesis and signaling have not been une...

    Authors: Basir UI Haq, Muhammad Zulfiqar Ahmad, Naveed ur Rehman, Junjie Wang, Penghui Li, Dongqin Li and Jian Zhao

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:259

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    The trehalose (Tre) pathway has strong effects on growth and development in plants through regulation of carbon metabolism. Altering either Tre or trehalose 6-phosphate (T6P) can improve growth and productivit...

    Authors: Yingchao Lin, Jie Zhang, Weichang Gao, Yi Chen, Hongxun Li, David W. Lawlor, Matthew J. Paul and Wenjie Pan

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:247

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  12. 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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  14. Content type: Research article

    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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  15. Content type: Research article

    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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  16. Content type: Research article

    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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  18. 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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  19. 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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