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BMC Plant Biology

Development and cell biology

Section edited by Kay Schneitz

This section considers studies in the development and developmental processes of plants and all aspects of the biology of plant cells.

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  1. Content type: Research article

    At ripeness, the outer husk of “covered” barley grains firmly adheres to the underlying caryopsis. A cuticular cementing layer on the caryopsis is required for husk adhesion, however the quality of adhesion va...

    Authors: M. Brennan, T. Shepherd, S. Mitchell, C. F. E. Topp and S. P. Hoad

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:169

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    Both hydrogen sulfide (H2S) and hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) are separately regarded as a highly reactive molecule involved in root morphogenesis. In this report, corresponding causal link governing lateral root form...

    Authors: Yudong Mei, Haotian Chen, Wenbiao Shen, Wei Shen and Liqin Huang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:162

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    Small RNA and degradome sequencing have identified a large number of miRNA-target pairs in plant seeds. However, detailed spatial and temporal studies of miRNA-mediated regulation, which can reflect links betw...

    Authors: Bin Bai, Bo Shi, Ning Hou, Yanli Cao, Yijun Meng, Hongwu Bian, Muyuan Zhu and Ning Han

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:150

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Indole-3-acetic acid (IAA), and its precursor indole-3-butyric acid (IBA), control adventitious root (AR) formation in planta. Adventitious roots are also crucial for propagation via cuttings. However, IBA role(s...

    Authors: L. Fattorini, A. Veloccia, F. Della Rovere, S. D’Angeli, G. Falasca and M. M. Altamura

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:121

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Large-panicle rice varieties often fail to achieve their yield potential due to poor grain filling of late-flowering inferior spikelets (IS). The physiological and molecular mechanisms of poor IS grain filling...

    Authors: Cuicui You, Lin Chen, Haibing He, Liquan Wu, Shaohua Wang, Yanfeng Ding and Chuanxi Ma

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:100

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    Cotton fibre quality traits such as fibre length, strength, and degree of maturation are determined by genotype and environment during the sequential phases of cotton fibre development (cell elongation, transi...

    Authors: Mercedes C. Hernandez-Gomez, Jean-Luc Runavot, Frank Meulewaeter and J. Paul Knox

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:69

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Methylation of proteins at arginine residues, catalysed by members of the protein arginine methyltransferase (PRMT) family, is crucial for the regulation of gene transcription and for protein function in eukar...

    Authors: Krista L. Plett, Anita E. Raposo, Stephen Bullivant, Ian C. Anderson, Sabine C. Piller and Jonathan M. Plett

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:62

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Taihangia rupestris, an andromonoecious plant species, bears both male and hermaphroditic flowers within the same individual. However, the establishment and development of male and her...

    Authors: Weiguo Li, Lihui Zhang, Zhan Ding, Guodong Wang, Yandi Zhang, Hongmei Gong, Tianjun Chang and Yanwen Zhang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:54

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    Variation in DNA methylation across distinct genetic populations, or in response to specific biotic or abiotic stimuli, has typically been studied in leaf DNA from pooled individuals using either reduced repre...

    Authors: Massimiliano Lauria, Rodrigo Antonio Echegoyen-Nava, Dalia Rodríguez-Ríos, Silvio Zaina and Gertrud Lund

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:52

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    The adventitious roots (AR) of plants share the same function as primary and lateral roots (LR), although their development is mainly an adaptive reaction to stress conditions. Regeneration of grafted plants i...

    Authors: Katarzyna Sala, Katarzyna Malarz, Peter W. Barlow and Ewa U. Kurczyńska

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:25

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    microRNAs (miRNAs) have been involved in regulation of diverse spectrum of plant development processes in many species. In cotton, few miRNAs have been well characterised in floral organ development. Floral or...

    Authors: Nian Liu, Lili Tu, Lichen Wang, Haiyan Hu, Jiao Xu and Xianlong Zhang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:7

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Characterization of the expression and function of genes regulating embryo development in conifers is interesting from an evolutionary point of view. However, our knowledge about the regulation of embryo devel...

    Authors: Irene Merino, Malin Abrahamsson, Lieven Sterck, Blanca Craven-Bartle, Francisco Canovas and Sara von Arnold

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2016 16:255

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Adventitious root (AR) formation in axillary shoot tip cuttings is a crucial physiological process for ornamental propagation that is utilised in global production chains for young plants. In this process, the...

    Authors: Siegfried Zerche, Klaus-Thomas Haensch, Uwe Druege and Mohammad-Reza Hajirezaei

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2016 16:219

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Compression wood (CW) forms on the underside of tilted stems of coniferous gymnosperms and opposite wood (OW) on the upperside. The tracheid walls of these wood types differ structurally and chemically. Althou...

    Authors: Miao Zhang, Ramesh R. Chavan, Bronwen G. Smith, Brian H. McArdle and Philip J. Harris

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2016 16:194

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  15. Content type: Research article

    In eukaryotes, classical protein disulfide isomerases (PDIs) facilitate the oxidative folding of nascent secretory proteins in the endoplasmic reticulum by catalyzing the formation, breakage, and rearrangement...

    Authors: Christen Y. L. Yuen, Roger Shek, Byung-Ho Kang, Kristie Matsumoto, Eun Ju Cho and David A. Christopher

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2016 16:181

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Guard cells (GCs) are specialised cells within the plant epidermis which form stomatal pores, through which gas exchange can occur. The GCs derive through a specialised lineage of cell divisions which is speci...

    Authors: Giulia Castorina, Samantha Fox, Chiara Tonelli, Massimo Galbiati and Lucio Conti

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2016 16:172

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:27

  17. Content type: Research article

    Adventitious root development is a complex process regulated through a variety of signaling molecules. Hydrogen gas (H2) and nitric oxide (NO), two new signaling molecules are both involved in plant development a...

    Authors: Yongchao Zhu, Weibiao Liao, Lijuan Niu, Meng Wang and Zhanjun Ma

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2016 16:146

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