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Genetics and crop biotechnology

Section edited by Elizabeth Jean Finnegan and Fabrizio Costa

This section considers studies in advances in crop biotechnology as well as the inheritance and variation and all other aspects of genetics in relation to plant biology.

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  1. Content type: Research article

    Water permeability governed by seed coat is a major facet of seed crops, especially soybean, whose seeds lack physiological dormancy and experience rapid deterioration in seed viability under prolonged storage...

    Authors: G. Ramakrishna, Parampreet Kaur, Deepti Nigam, Pavan K. Chaduvula, Sangita Yadav, Akshay Talukdar, Nagendra Kumar Singh and Kishor Gaikwad

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2018 18:141

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  2. Content type: Methodology article

    The relatively low efficiency of biolistic transformation and subsequent integration of multiple copies of the introduced gene/s significantly complicate the genetic modification of wheat (Triticum aestivum) and ...

    Authors: Ainur Ismagul, Nannan Yang, Elina Maltseva, Gulnur Iskakova, Inna Mazonka, Yuri Skiba, Huihui Bi, Serik Eliby, Satyvaldy Jatayev, Yuri Shavrukov, Nikolai Borisjuk and Peter Langridge

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2018 18:135

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Plastome mutants are ideal resources for elucidating the functions of plastid genes. Numerous studies have been conducted for the function of plastid genes in barley and tobacco; however, related information i...

    Authors: Xiaoyan Tang, Yiheng Wang, Yun Zhang, Shengnan Huang, Zhiyong Liu, Danli Fei and Hui Feng

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2018 18:130

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    The phenomenon of heterosis is critical to plant breeding and agricultural productivity. Heterosis occurs when F1 hybrid offspring display quantitative improvements in traits to levels that do not occur in the...

    Authors: Brendan F. Hallahan, Eva Fernandez-Tendero, Antoine Fort, Peter Ryder, Gilles Dupouy, Marc Deletre, Edna Curley, Galina Brychkova, Britta Schulz and Charles Spillane

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2018 18:120

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Rosa hybrida is a valuable ornamental, food and medicinal crop worldwide, but with relatively limited molecular marker resources, especially for flower-specific markers. In this study, we performed genomic and fl...

    Authors: Weicong Qi, Xi Chen, Peihong Fang, Shaochuan Shi, Jingjing Li, Xintong Liu, Xiaoqian Cao, Na Zhao, Huiyuan Hao, Yajie Li, Yujie Han and Zhao Zhang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2018 18:119

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    Notopterygium incisum is an important Chinese medicinal plant. Its mature seeds have underdeveloped embryos and are physiological dormant. We found the seeds with full developed embryos can germinate after treate...

    Authors: Li Aihua, Jiang Shunyuan, Yang Guang, Li Ying, Guo Na, Chen Tong, Kang Liping and Huang Luqi

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2018 18:116

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  7. Content type: Research Article

    Phosphorus (P) is an essential macronutrient for plant growth, and is required in large quantities by elite varieties of crops to maintain yields. Approximately 70% of global cultivated land suffers from P def...

    Authors: Matthew J. Milner, Rhian M. Howells, Melanie Craze, Sarah Bowden, Neil Graham and Emma J. Wallington

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2018 18:115

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    Rice is highly sensitive to temperature fluctuations. Recently, the frequent occurrence of high temperature stress has heavily influenced rice production. Proper heading date in specific environmental conditio...

    Authors: Jun-Yu Chen, Hong-Wei Zhang, Hua-Li Zhang, Jie-Zheng Ying, Liang-Yong Ma and Jie-Yun Zhuang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2018 18:112

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  9. Content type: Research article

    The chromosome-specific probe is a fundamental tool of chromosome painting and has been commonly applied in mammalian species. The technology, however, has not been widely applied in plants due to a lack of me...

    Authors: Lili Hou, Meng Xu, Tao Zhang, Zhihao Xu, Weiyun Wang, Jianxiang Zhang, Meimei Yu, Wen Ji, Cenwen Zhu, Zhiyun Gong, Minghong Gu, Jiming Jiang and Hengxiu Yu

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2018 18:110

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Barley (Hordeum vulgare) is an important crop cultivated across the world. Drought is a major abiotic factor compromising barley yield worldwide, therefore in modern spring barley cultivars superior seed and malt...

    Authors: Andriy Kochevenko, Yong Jiang, Christiane Seiler, Korana Surdonja, Sonja Kollers, Jochen Christoph Reif, Viktor Korzun and Andreas Graner

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2018 18:106

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Long Noncoding-RNAs (LncRNAs) are known to be involved in some biological processes, but their roles in plant-virus interactions remain largely unexplored. While circular RNAs (circRNAs) have been studied in a...

    Authors: Jinyan Wang, Yuwen Yang, Lamei Jin, Xitie Ling, Tingli Liu, Tianzi Chen, Yinghua Ji, Wengui Yu and Baolong Zhang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2018 18:104

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Gibberellin (GA) treatments can induce parthenocarpy in the main crop of San Pedro-type figs, the native non-parthenocarpic fruit, however, the underlying mechanism is still largely unclear.

    Authors: Lijuan Chai, Peng Chai, Shangwu Chen, Moshe A. Flaishman and Huiqin Ma

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2018 18:100

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Sapium sebiferum, whose seeds contain high level of fatty acids, has been considered as one of the most important oil plants. However, the high male to female flower ratio limited the seed yield improvement and i...

    Authors: Jun Ni, Faheem Afzal Shah, Wenbo Liu, Qiaojian Wang, Dongdong Wang, Weiwei Zhao, Weili Lu, Shengwei Huang, Songling Fu and Lifang Wu

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2018 18:96

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Texture is one of the most important fruit quality attributes. In peach, stony hard (SH) is a recessive monogenic trait (hd/hd) that confers exceptionally prolonged firm flesh to fully ripe fruit. Previous studie...

    Authors: Marco Cirilli, Daniela Giovannini, Angelo Ciacciulli, Remo Chiozzotto, Stefano Gattolin, Laura Rossini, Alessandro Liverani and Daniele Bassi

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2018 18:88

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Water-soluble anthocyanin pigments are important ingredients in health-improving supplements and valuable for the food industry. Although great attention has been paid to the breeding and production of crops c...

    Authors: Hayoung Song, Hankuil Yi, Myungjin Lee, Ching-Tack Han, Jeongyeo Lee, HyeRan Kim, Jong-In Park, Ill-Sup Nou, Sun-Ju Kim and Yoonkang Hur

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2018 18:82

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  16. Content type: Research article

    The basil (Ocimum spp.) genus maintains a rich diversity of phenotypes and aromatic volatiles through natural and artificial outcrossing. Characterization of population structure and genetic diversity among a rep...

    Authors: Robert M. Pyne, Josh A. Honig, Jennifer Vaiciunas, Christian A. Wyenandt and James E. Simon

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2018 18:69

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  17. Content type: Research article

    The content of grain protein (GPC) in cereals is an important part of total protein in human food. Exploring and utilizing new GPC genes is one of the most effective approaches for wheat quality breeding.

    Authors: Xiufeng Jin, Bo Feng, Zhibin Xu, Xiaoli Fan, Jing liu, Qin Liu, Ping Zhu and Tao Wang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2018 18:71

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Intracellular Na+ (K+)/H+ antiporters (NHXs) have pivotal functions in regulating plant growth, development, and resistance to a range of stresses. To gain insight into the molecular events underlying their actio...

    Authors: Yanhua Huang, Xin Cui, Huifang Cen, Kehua Wang and Yunwei Zhang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2018 18:57

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Pyrrolizidine alkaloids (PAs) are a class of secondary metabolites that function as feeding deterrents in a range of different plant species. In perennial ryegrass (Lolium perenne L.) the only PAs that have been ...

    Authors: Geoffrey P. Gill, Catherine J. Bryant, Mikhail Fokin, Jan Huege, Karl Fraser, Chris Jones, Mingshu Cao and Marty J. Faville

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2018 18:56

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