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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

    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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    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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    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

  4. 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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    The INNER NO OUTER (INO) gene is expressed in the outermost cell layer of the outer integument of bitegmic ovules and is essential for this organ’s growth. The role and cross-species functional conservation of IN...

    Authors: Debra J. Skinner, Ryan H. Brown, Robert K. Kuzoff and Charles S. Gasser

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2016 16:143

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Plant TRANSPARENT TESTA GLABRA (TTG) proteins regulate various developmental activities via the auxin signaling pathway. Recently, we elucidated the developmental role of tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum L.) NtTTG2 in ...

    Authors: Jun Ge, Baoyan Li, Dan Shen, Junyi Xie, Juying Long and Hansong Dong

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2016 16:126

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  7. Content type: Research article

    The phytohormone ethylene plays a central role in development and senescence of climacteric flowers. In ornamental plant production, ethylene sensitive plants are usually protected against negative effects of ...

    Authors: Line Jensen, Josefine Nymark Hegelund, Andreas Olsen, Henrik Lütken and Renate Müller

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2016 16:117

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Plants constantly monitor changes in photoperiod or day length to trigger the flowering cycle at the most appropriate time of the year. It is well established that photoperiodic flowering is intimately associa...

    Authors: Mi-Jeong Park, Young-Ju Kwon, Kyung-Eun Gil and Chung-Mo Park

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2016 16:114

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  9. Content type: Research article

    The plant-specific TCP transcription factor family, which is involved in the regulation of cell growth and proliferation, performs diverse functions in multiple aspects of plant growth and development. However...

    Authors: Pibiao Shi, Kateta Malangisha Guy, Weifang Wu, Bingsheng Fang, Jinghua Yang, Mingfang Zhang and Zhongyuan Hu

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2016 16:85

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  10. Content type: Research article

    The exon junction complex (EJC), which contains four core components, eukaryotic initiation factor 4AIII (eIF4AIII), MAGO/NASHI (MAGO), Y14/Tsunagi/RNA-binding protein 8A, and Barentsz/Metastatic lymph node 51...

    Authors: Chun-Kai Huang, Yi-Syuan Sie, Yu-Fu Chen, Tian-Sheng Huang and Chung-An Lu

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2016 16:84

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Adventitious roots (AR) develop from tissues other than the primary root, in a process physiologically regulated by phytohormones. Adventitious roots provide structural support and contribute to water and nutr...

    Authors: Cintia L. Ribeiro, Cynthia M. Silva, Derek R. Drost, Evandro Novaes, Carolina R. D. B. Novaes, Christopher Dervinis and Matias Kirst

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2016 16:66

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  12. Content type: Research article

    TIR1-like proteins are F-box auxin receptors. Auxin binding to the F-box receptor proteins promotes the formation of SCFTIR1 ubiquitin ligase complex that targets the auxin repressors, Aux/IAAs, for degradation v...

    Authors: I. El-Sharkawy, S. Sherif, W. El Kayal, B. Jones, Z. Li, A. J. Sullivan and Subramanian Jayasankar

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2016 16:56

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Distinct expression domains of WUSCHEL-RELATED HOMEOBOX (WOX) gene family members are involved in patterning and morphogenesis of the early embryo in Arabidopsis. However, the role of WOX genes in other taxa, inc...

    Authors: Tianqing Zhu, Panagiotis N. Moschou, José M. Alvarez, Joel J. Sohlberg and Sara von Arnold

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2016 16:19

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  14. Content type: Research article

    The plant nuclear pore complex has strongly attracted the attention of the scientific community during the past few years, in particular because of its involvement in hormonal and pathogen/symbiotic signalling...

    Authors: Martin Boeglin, Anja Thoe Fuglsang, Doan-Trung Luu, Hervé Sentenac, Isabelle Gaillard and Isabelle Chérel

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2016 16:2

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  15. Content type: Methodology article

    The in vivo determination of the cell-specific chromosome number provides a valuable tool in several aspects of plant research. However, current techniques to determine the endosystemic ploidy level do not all...

    Authors: Nico De Storme, Burcu Nur Keçeli, Linda Zamariola, Geert Angenon and Danny Geelen

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2016 16:1

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Seeds use environmental cues such as temperature to coordinate the timing of their germination, allowing plants to synchronize their life history with the seasons. Winter chilling is of central importance to a...

    Authors: Yang Liu, Kerstin Müller, Yousry A. El-Kassaby and Allison R. Kermode

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2015 15:292

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Type VI glandular trichomes represent the most abundant trichome type on leaves and stems of tomato plants and significantly contribute to herbivore resistance, particularly in the wild species. Despite this, ...

    Authors: Nick Bergau, Stefan Bennewitz, Frank Syrowatka, Gerd Hause and Alain Tissier

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2015 15:289

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Processes of anterograde and retrograde membrane trafficking play an important role in cellular homeostasis and dynamic rearrangements of the plasma membrane (PM) in all eukaryotes. These processes depend on t...

    Authors: Adriana Jelínková, Karel Müller, Markéta Fílová-Pařezová and Jan Petrášek

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2015 15:272

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  19. Content type: Research article

    DNA replication and transcription are dynamic processes regulating plant development that are dependent on the chromatin accessibility. Proteins belonging to the Agenet/Tudor domain family are known as histone...

    Authors: Juliana Nogueira Brasil, Luiz Mors Cabral, Nubia B. Eloy, Luiza M. F. Primo, Ito Liberato Barroso-Neto, Letícia P. Perdigão Grangeiro, Nathalie Gonzalez, Dirk Inzé, Paulo C. G. Ferreira and Adriana S. Hemerly

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2015 15:270

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