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Plant-abiotic interactions

This section considers studies in the interactions between plants and their physical environment including both beneficial and deleterious interactions.

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  1. Salinity severely inhibit crop growth, yield, and quality worldwide. Allotetraploid rapeseed (Brassica napus L.), a major glycophyte oil crop, is susceptible to salinity. Understanding the physiological and molec...

    Authors: Ying-na Feng, Jia-qian Cui, Ting Zhou, Ying Liu, Cai-peng Yue, Jin-yong Huang and Ying-peng Hua

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:534

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  2. Common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) is a relevant crop cultivated over the world, largely in water insufficiency vulnerable areas. Since drought is the main environmental factor restraining worldwide crop product...

    Authors: Josefat Gregorio Jorge, Miguel Angel Villalobos-López, Karen Lizeth Chavarría-Alvarado, Selma Ríos-Meléndez, Melina López-Meyer and Analilia Arroyo-Becerra

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:525

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  3. Identification of genetic diversity in heat tolerance and associated traits is of great importance for improving heat tolerance in cool-season grass species. The objectives of this study were to determine gene...

    Authors: Jing Zhang, Hui Li, Yiwei Jiang, Huibin Li, Zhipeng Zhang, Zhipeng Xu, Bin Xu and Bingru Huang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:520

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  4. As global warming becomes increasingly severe, it is urgent that we enhance the heat tolerance of crops. We previously reported that Arabidopsis thaliana PHOSPHOINOSITIDE-SPECIFIC PHOSPHOLIPASE C9 (AtPLC9) promot...

    Authors: Yuliang Liu, Xinye Liu, Xue Wang, Kang Gao, Weiwei Qi, Huimin Ren, Haorui Hu, Daye Sun, Jiaoteng Bai and Shuzhi Zheng

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:514

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  5. Chitosan (CTS), a natural polysaccharide, exhibits multiple functions of stress adaptation regulation in plants. However, effects and mechanism of CTS on alleviating salt stress damage are still not fully unde...

    Authors: Wan Geng, Zhou Li, Muhammad Jawad Hassan and Yan Peng

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:506

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  6. In the agricultural areas of Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, temperature varies widely from day to night during the growing season, which makes the extreme temperature become one of the limiting factors of crop yield. ...

    Authors: Xin Yin, Yunqiang Yang, Yanqiu Lv, Yan Li, Danni Yang, Yanling Yue and Yongping Yang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:504

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  7. A significant mechanism of salt-tolerance in rice is the ability to remove Na+ and Cl in the leaf sheath, which limits the entry of these toxic ions into the leaf blade. The leaf sheath removes Na+ mainly in the...

    Authors: Sarin Neang, Itsuki Goto, Nicola Stephanie Skoulding, Joyce A. Cartagena, Mana Kano-Nakata, Akira Yamauchi and Shiro Mitsuya

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:502

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  8. Nitrogen (N) deficiency is a major constraint for plant production in many areas. Developing the new crop genotypes with high productivity under N deficiency is an important approach to maintain agricultural p...

    Authors: Xiaoxiao Liu, Shiwen Wang, Xiping Deng, Zhiyong Zhang and Lina Yin

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:501

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  9. Cuticular wax plays important role in protecting plants from drought stress. In Arabidopsis WRI4 improves drought tolerance by regulating the biosynthesis of fatty acids and cuticular wax. Cyperus esculentus (yel...

    Authors: Chao Cheng, Shutong Hu, Yun Han, Di Xia, Bang-Lian Huang, Wenhua Wu, Jamshaid Hussain, Xuekun Zhang and Bangquan Huang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:498

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  10. Salt, a common environmental stress factor, inhibits plant growth and reduces yields. Melatonin is a pleiotropic molecule that regulates plant growth and can alleviate environmental stress in plants. All previ...

    Authors: Junpeng Li, Fang Yuan, Yanlu Liu, Mingjing Zhang, Yun Liu, Yang Zhao, Baoshan Wang and Min Chen

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:493

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  11. Cardamine violifolia, native to China, is one of the selenium (Se) hyperaccumulators. The mechanism of Se metabolism and tolerance remains unclear, and only limited genetic information is currently available. The...

    Authors: Shen Rao, Tian Yu, Xin Cong, Feng Xu, Xiaozhuo Lai, Weiwei Zhang, Yongling Liao and Shuiyuan Cheng

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:492

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  12. Drought stress is the most harmful one among other abiotic stresses with negative impacts on crop growth and development. Drought-hardening is a feasible and widely used method in tobacco seedlings cultivation...

    Authors: Rayyan Khan, Xinghua Ma, Shahen Shah, Xiaoying Wu, Aaqib Shaheen, Lixia Xiao, Yuanhua Wu and Shusheng Wang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:486

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  13. Hydrogen sulfide (H2S) is a gas signal molecule involved in regulating plants tolerance to heavy metals stress. In this study, we investigated the role of H2S in cadmium-(Cd-) induced cell death of root tips of c...

    Authors: Shilei Luo, Zhongqi Tang, Jihua Yu, Weibiao Liao, Jianming Xie, Jian Lv, Zhi Feng and Mohammed Mujitaba Dawuda

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:480

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  14. Drought stress is an adverse factor with deleterious effects on several aspects of rice growth. However, the mechanism underlying drought resistance in rice remains unclear. To understand the molecular mechani...

    Authors: Baiyang Yu, Jianbin Liu, Di Wu, Ying Liu, Weijian Cen, Shaokui Wang, Rongbai Li and Jijing Luo

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:478

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:512

  15. Potassium (K+) is an essential ion for most plants, as it is involved in the regulation of growth and development. K+ homeostasis in plant cells has evolved to facilitate plant adaptation to K+-deficiency stress....

    Authors: Xin Liu, Chunchang Tan, Xin Cheng, Xiaoming Zhao, Tianlai Li and Jing Jiang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:477

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  16. Drought stress is an environmental factor that limits plant growth and reproduction. Little research has been conducted to investigate the MLP gene in tobacco. Here, NtMLP423 was isolated and identified, and its ...

    Authors: Heng Liu, Xiaocen Ma, Shaohua Liu, Bingyang Du, Nini Cheng, Yong Wang and Yuanhu Zhang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:475

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  17. Sarcandra glabra is an evergreen and traditional Chinese herb with anti-oxidant, anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, and anti-tumor effects. Light is one of the most influential factor affecting the growth and qua...

    Authors: Dejin Xie, Lingyan Chen, Chengcheng Zhou, Muhammad Waqqas Khan Tarin, Deming Yang, Ke Ren, Tianyou He, Jundong Rong and Yushan Zheng

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:476

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  18. Desiccation tolerant Selaginella species evolved to survive extreme environmental conditions. Studies to determine the mechanisms involved in the acquisition of desiccation tolerance (DT) have focused on only a f...

    Authors: Gerardo Alejo-Jacuinde, Sandra Isabel González-Morales, Araceli Oropeza-Aburto, June Simpson and Luis Herrera-Estrella

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:468

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  19. This study describes a promising method for understanding how halophytes adapt to extreme saline conditions and to identify populations with greater resistance. Image and colour analyses have the ability to ob...

    Authors: S. Cárdenas-Pérez, A. Piernik, A. Ludwiczak, M. Duszyn, A. Szmidt-Jaworska and J. J. Chanona-Pérez

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:467

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  20. Salt stress is a serious abiotic stress that caused crop growth inhibition and yield decline. Previous studies have reported on the the synthesis of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) and its relationship with pla...

    Authors: Xiaolei Wu, Qiuying Jia, Shengxin Ji, Binbin Gong, Jingrui Li, Guiyun Lü and Hongbo Gao

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:465

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  21. High-affinity nitrate transporter 2 (NRT2) genes have been implicated in nitrate absorption and remobilization under nitrogen (N) starvation stress in many plant species, yet little is known about this gene famil...

    Authors: Jiafeng Tong, Thomas C. Walk, Peipei Han, Liyu Chen, Xinjie Shen, Yinshui Li, Chiming Gu, Lihua Xie, Xiaojia Hu, Xing Liao and Lu Qin

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:464

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  22. Soil salinization and alkalinization are the main factors that affect the agricultural productivity. Evaluating the persistence of the compound material applied in field soils is an important part of the regul...

    Authors: Mengjie An, Xiaoli Wang, Doudou Chang, Shuai Wang, Dashuang Hong, Hua Fan and Kaiyong Wang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:462

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  23. Soil salinity is a major abiotic constraint to plant growth and development in the arid and semi-arid regions of the world. However, the influence of soil salinity on the process of nutrient resorption is not ...

    Authors: Lilong Wang, Xinfang Zhang and Shijian Xu

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:461

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  24. Plants have adapted to survive under adverse conditions or exploit favorable conditions in response to their environment as sessile creatures. In a way of plant adaptation, plant hormones have been evolved to ...

    Authors: Dong U Woo, Ho Hwi Jeon, Halim Park, Jin Hwa Park, Yejin Lee and Yang Jae Kang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:453

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  25. Salinity, as one of the main abiotic stresses, critically threatens growth and fertility of main food crops including rice in the world. To get insight into the molecular mechanisms by which tolerant genotypes...

    Authors: Raheleh Mirdar Mansuri, Zahra-Sadat Shobbar, Nadali Babaeian Jelodar, Mohammadreza Ghaffari, Seyed Mahdi Mohammadi and Parisa Daryani

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:452

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  26. Sweetpotato (Ipomoea batatas L.) is one of the seven major food crops grown worldwide. Cold stress often can cause protein expression pattern and substance contents variations for tuberous roots of sweetpotato du...

    Authors: Peng Cui, Yongxin Li, Chenke Cui, Yanrong Huo, Guoquan Lu and Huqing Yang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:435

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  27. Application of exogenous glycine betaine (GB) and exogenous salicylic acid (SA) mitigates the adverse effects of salinity. Foliar spraying with exogenous GB or SA alleviates salt stress in plants by increasing...

    Authors: Abdoul Kader Mounkaila Hamani, Guangshuai Wang, Mukesh Kumar Soothar, Xiaojun Shen, Yang Gao, Rangjian Qiu and Faisal Mehmood

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:434

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  28. In acidic soils, aluminum (Al) competing with Zn results in Zn deficiency in plants. Zn is essential for auxin biosynthesis. Zn-mediated alleviation of Al toxicity has been rarely studied, the mechanism of Zn ...

    Authors: Liantai Su, Jianping Xie, Wuwu Wen, Jiaojiao Li, Peng Zhou and Yuan An

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:433

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  29. Panama disease (Fusarium wilt disease) caused by Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. cubense race 4 (FOC) severely threatens banana (Musa spp.) production worldwide. Intercropping of banana with Allium plants has shown a p...

    Authors: Zhenfang Li, Tong Wang, Chenling He, Kelin Cheng, Rensen Zeng and Yuanyuan Song

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:432

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  30. High-temperature stress (HTS) is one of the main environmental stresses that limit plant growth and crop production in agricultural systems. Maca (Lepidium meyenii) is an important high-altitude herbaceous plant ...

    Authors: Zhan Qi Wang, Qi Ming Zhao, Xueting Zhong, Li Xiao, Li Xuan Ma, Chou Fei Wu, Zhongshan Zhang, Li Qin Zhang, Yang Tian and Wei Fan

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:431

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  31. Bread wheat is one of the most important crops for the human diet, but the increasing soil salinization is causing yield reductions worldwide. Improving salt stress tolerance in wheat requires the elucidation ...

    Authors: Diana Duarte-Delgado, Said Dadshani, Heiko Schoof, Benedict C. Oyiga, Michael Schneider, Boby Mathew, Jens Léon and Agim Ballvora

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:428

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  32. Salt stress is one of the most damaging abiotic stresses in production of Upland cotton (Gossypium hirsutum). Upland cotton is defined as a medium salt-tolerant crop. Salinity hinders root development, shoots gro...

    Authors: Ying Su, Anhui Guo, Yi Huang, Yumei Wang and Jinping Hua

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:421

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  33. To improve our understanding about the physiological mechanism of grain yield reduction at anthesis, three spring wheat genotypes [L1 (advanced line), L2 (Vorobey) and L3 (Punjab-11)] having contrasting yield pot...

    Authors: Sajid Shokat, Dominik K. Großkinsky, Thomas Roitsch and Fulai Liu

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:400

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  34. Tomatoes (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill) are key foods, and their molecular biology and evolution have been well described. Tomato plants originated in the tropics and, thus, are cold sensitive.

    Authors: Xinyong Guo, Juju Li, Li Zhang, Zhanwen Zhang, Ping He, Wenwen Wang, Mei Wang, Aiying Wang and Jianbo Zhu

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:394

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  35. Salt and drought are the main abiotic stresses that restrict the yield of crops. Peroxidases (PRXs) are involved in various abiotic stress responses. Furthermore, only few wheat PRXs have been characterized in...

    Authors: Peisen Su, Jun Yan, Wen Li, Liang Wang, Jinxiao Zhao, Xin Ma, Anfei Li, Hongwei Wang and Lingrang Kong

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:392

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  36. Bud dormancy is a strategic mechanism plants developed as an adaptation to unfavorable environments. The grapevine (Vitis vinifera) is one of the most ancient fruit vine species and vines are planted all over the...

    Authors: Lingfei Shangguan, Mengxia Chen, Xiang Fang, Zhenqiang Xie, Peijie Gong, Yuxiang Huang, Zicheng Wang and Jinggui Fang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:390

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  37. Phosphorus (P) -rich soils develop in phosphorite residing areas while P-deficient soils are ubiquitous in subtropical regions. Little has been reported that how metabolites participate in the seed development...

    Authors: Jun Yuan, Ningxiao Sun, Hongmei Du, Shan Yin, Hongzhang Kang, Muhammad Umair and Chunjiang Liu

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:389

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  38. Hydrogen sulphide (H2S) is involved in regulating physiological processes in plants. We investigated how H2S ameliorates iron (Fe) deficiency in soybean (Glycine max L.) seedlings. Multidisciplinary approaches in...

    Authors: Juan Chen, Ni-Na Zhang, Qing Pan, Xue-Yuan Lin, Zhouping Shangguan, Jian-Hua Zhang and Ge-Hong Wei

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:383

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  39. Low temperature is a limiting factor of rice productivity and geographical distribution. Wild rice (Oryza rufipogon Griff.) is an important germplasm resource for rice improvement. It has superior tolerance to ma...

    Authors: Yinghua Pan, Haifu Liang, Lijun Gao, Gaoxing Dai, Weiwei Chen, Xinghai Yang, Dongjin Qing, Ju Gao, Hao Wu, Juan Huang, Weiyong Zhou, Chengcui Huang, Yuntao Liang and Guofu Deng

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:371

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  40. Phosphorus (P) deficiency limits crop production worldwide. Crops differ in their ability to acquire and utilise the P available. The aim of this study was to determine root traits (root exudates, root system ...

    Authors: Paula Pongrac, Hiram Castillo-Michel, Juan Reyes-Herrera, Robert D. Hancock, Sina Fischer, Mitja Kelemen, Jacqueline A. Thompson, Gladys Wright, Matevž Likar, Martin R. Broadley, Primož Vavpetič, Primož Pelicon and Philip J. White

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:368

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  41. Grafting is widely used in horticulture and rootstocks are known to modify scion growth and adaptation to soil conditions. However, the role of scion genotype in regulating rootstock development and functionin...

    Authors: Antoine T. Gautier, Noé Cochetel, Isabelle Merlin, Cyril Hevin, Virginie Lauvergeat, Philippe Vivin, Alain Mollier, Nathalie Ollat and Sarah J. Cookson

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:367

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  42. As a cool-season grass species, tall fescue (Festuca arundinacea) is challenged by increasing temperatures. Heat acclimation or activation of leaf senescence, are two main strategies when tall fescue is exposed t...

    Authors: Yiguang Qian, Liwen Cao, Qiang Zhang, Maurice Amee, Ke Chen and Liang Chen

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:366

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  43. Heat shock transcription factors (Hsfs) are present in majority of plants and play central roles in thermotolerance, transgenerational thermomemory, and many other stress responses. Our previous paper identified ...

    Authors: Xiu-lin Guo, Sai-nan Yuan, Hua-ning Zhang, Yuan-yuan Zhang, Yu-jie Zhang, Gui-yan Wang, Ya-qing Li and Guo-liang Li

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:364

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  44. Low temperature limits the growth and development and geographical distribution of plants. Poa pratensis is a cool-season turfgrass mainly grown in urban areas. However, low winter temperature or cold events in s...

    Authors: Wenke Dong, Xiang Ma, Hanyu Jiang, Chunxu Zhao and Huiling Ma

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:362

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  45. Peroxiredoxins (Prxs) are a large family of antioxidant enzymes that respond to biotic and abiotic stress by decomposing reactive oxygen species (ROS). In this study, the stress tolerance function of the Th2CysPr...

    Authors: Yuanyuan Wang, Zhongyuan Liu, Peilong Wang, Bo Jiang, Xiaojin Lei, Jing Wu, Wenfang Dong and Caiqiu Gao

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:360

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:382

  46. The non-structural carbohydrates (NSCs), carbon (C), nitrogen (N), and phosphorus (P) are important energy source or nutrients for all plant growth and metabolism. To persist in shaded understory, saplings hav...

    Authors: Qingqing Liu, Zhijun Huang, Zhengning Wang, Yanfang Chen, Zhumei Wen, Bo Liu and Mulualem Tigabu

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:354

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  47. Although the effect of cold stratification on seed dormancy release has been extensively studied for many species, knowledge of the role of stratifying temperature, soil moisture content and duration of strati...

    Authors: Da Li Chen, Xin Ping Luo, Zhen Yuan, Meng Jie Bai and Xiao Wen Hu

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:352

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  48. Soil salinity restricts plant growth and productivity. 2-(3,4-dichlorophenoxy) triethylamine (DCPTA) can alleviate salinity stress in plants. However, the mechanism of DCPTA-mediated salinity tolerance has not...

    Authors: Lijie Li, Wanrong Gu, Liguo Zhang, Congfeng Li, Xichang Chen, Chunrong Qian, Zhenhua Wang, Wenhua Li, Shiyu Zuo and Shi Wei

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:348

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  49. Salinity is one of the most serious threats to world agriculture. An important sugar-yielding crop sugar beet, which shows some tolerance to salt via a mechanism that is poorly understood. Proteomics data can ...

    Authors: Junliang Li, Jie Cui, Dayou Cheng, Cuihong Dai, Tianjiao Liu, Congyu Wang and Chengfei Luo

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:347

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  50. Plants are always exposed to dynamic light. The photosynthetic light use efficiency of leaves is lower in dynamic light than in uniform irradiance. Research on the influence of environmental factors on dynamic...

    Authors: Yu-Ting Li, Ying Li, Yue-Nan Li, Ying Liang, Qiang Sun, Geng Li, Peng Liu, Zi-Shan Zhang and Hui-Yuan Gao

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:339

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