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Plant-abiotic interactions

Section edited by Grant Cramer (University of Nevada, USA)

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

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  1. Low temperature is a major factor influencing the growth and development of Chinese jujube (Ziziphus jujuba Mill.) in cold winter and spring. Little is known about the molecular mechanisms enabling jujube to cope...

    Authors: Heying Zhou, Ying He, Yongsheng Zhu, Meiyu Li, Shuang Song, Wenhao Bo, Yingyue Li and Xiaoming Pang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:240

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  2. Sheepgrass (Leymus chinensis (Trin.) Tzvel) is a perennial forage grass that can survive extreme freezing winters (− 47.5 °C) in China. In this study, we isolated an unknown function MYB transcription factor gene...

    Authors: Xiaoxia Li, Junting Jia, Pincang Zhao, Xiufang Guo, Shuangyan Chen, Dongmei Qi, Liqin Cheng and Gongshe Liu

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:238

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  3. Understanding of gravity sensing and response is critical to long-term human habitation in space and can provide new advantages for terrestrial agriculture. To this end, the altered gene expression profile ind...

    Authors: Colin P. S. Kruse, Alexander D. Meyers, Proma Basu, Sarahann Hutchinson, Darron R. Luesse and Sarah E. Wyatt

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:237

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  4. Rice is a chilling-sensitive crop that would suffer serious damage from low temperatures. Overexpression of the Lsi1 gene (Lsi1-OX) in rice enhances its chilling tolerance. This study revealed that a serine hydro...

    Authors: Changxun Fang, Pengli Zhang, Lanlan Li, Luke Yang, Dan Mu, Xue Yan, Zhong Li and Wenxiong Lin

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:236

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  5. Long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) play crucial roles in regulating numerous biological processes in which complicated mechanisms are involved. Nonetheless, little is known about the number, features, sequences, an...

    Authors: Chunlei Zou, Yubo Wang, Bin Wang, Dan Liu, Lei Liu, Zhijia Gai and Caifeng Li

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:227

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  6. α-Tocopherol is one of the most important vitamin E components present in plant. α-Tocopherol is a potent antioxidant, which can deactivate photoproduced reactive oxygen species (ROS) and prevent lipids from o...

    Authors: Jiangtao Ma, Deyun Qiu, Hongwen Gao, Hongyu Wen, Yudi Wu, Yongzhen Pang, Xuemin Wang and Yuchang Qin

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:226

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  7. Water deficiency is likely to become more frequent and intense as a result of global climate change, which may severely impact agricultural production in the world. The positive effects of melatonin (MEL) on a...

    Authors: Yujie Qiao, Jianhong Ren, Lina Yin, Yijian Liu, Xiping Deng, Peng Liu and Shiwen Wang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:218

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  8. Mitogen-activated protein kinase kinase kinases (MAPKKKs) are significant components in the MAPK signal pathway and play essential roles in regulating plants against drought stress. To explore MAPKKK gene family ...

    Authors: Jing-Bo Zhang, Xin-Peng Wang, Ya-Chao Wang, Yi-Hao Chen, Jing-Wen Luo, Deng-Di Li and Xue-Bao Li

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:217

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  9. Camellia sinensis ‘Huangjinju’ is an albino tea variety developed recently in China. Young leaves of ‘Huangjinju’ demonstrate bright yellow when cultivated under natural sunlight, but regreens under reduced light...

    Authors: Xinfeng Jiang, Hua Zhao, Fei Guo, Xuping Shi, Chuan Ye, Puxiang Yang, Benying Liu and Dejiang Ni

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:216

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  10. Most studies of crop salinity tolerance are conducted under short-term stress condition within one growth stage. Understanding of the mechanisms of crop response to long-term salinity stress (LSS) is valuable ...

    Authors: Nadeem Bhanbhro, Binbin Xiao, Lei Han, Huiying Lu, Huan Wang and Chunwu Yang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:210

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  11. Plants use light wavelength, intensity, direction and duration to predict imminent seasonal changes and to determine when to initiate physiological and developmental processes. Among them, crop responses to li...

    Authors: Arantxa Monteagudo, Tibor Kiss, Marianna Mayer, Ana M. Casas, Ernesto Igartua and Ildikó Karsai

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:207

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  12. Frequent freeze-thaw phenomena, together with widely used deicing salt and intense acid precipitation, often occur in northeastern China, causing damage to various aspects of plants, such as the permeability o...

    Authors: Guozhang Bao, Wenyi Tang, Qirui An, Yaoxin Liu, Jiaqi Tian, Nan Zhao and Saning Zhu

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:204

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  13. Abscisic acid (ABA) and proline play important roles in rice acclimation to different stress conditions. To study whether cross-talk exists between ABA and proline, their roles in rice acclimation to hypoxia, ...

    Authors: Xiaochuang Cao, Longlong Wu, Meiyan Wu, Chunquan Zhu, Qianyu Jin and Junhua Zhang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:198

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  14. The mitogen-activated protein kinases (MAPKs), as a part of the MAPKKK-MAPKK-MAPK cascade, play crucial roles in plant development as an intracellular signal transduction pathway to respond various environment...

    Authors: Gang Wang, Ying-hai Liang, Ji-yu Zhang and Zong-Ming ( Max) Cheng

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:194

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  15. Drought conditions adversely affect soybean growth, resulting in severe yield losses worldwide. Increasing experimental evidence indicates miRNAs are important post-transcriptional regulators of gene expressio...

    Authors: Yonggang Zhou, Weican Liu, Xiaowei Li, Daqian Sun, Keheng Xu, Chen Feng, Idrice Carther Kue Foka, Toi Ketehouli, Hongtao Gao, Nan Wang, Yuanyuan Dong, Fawei Wang and Haiyan Li

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:190

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  16. The study of cold tolerance in maize seeds and seedlings through physiological quality assessments, as well as the genetic control associated with this trait, allows an early characterization of genotypes. Her...

    Authors: Izabel Costa Silva Neta, Édila Vilela de Resende Von Pinho, Viviane Maria de Abreu, Danielle Rezende Vilela, Milena Christy Santos, Heloisa Oliveira dos Santos, Ricardo Augusto Diniz Cabral Ferreira, Renzo Garcia Von Pinho and Renato Coelho de Castro Vasconcellos

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:188

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  17. Understanding root system morphology in bread wheat is critical for identifying root traits to breed cultivars with improved resource uptake and better adaptation to adverse environments. Variability in root m...

    Authors: Yinglong Chen, Jairo Palta, P. V. Vara Prasad and Kadambot H. M. Siddique

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:185

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  18. Small heat shock proteins (sHSPs) are critical for plant response to biotic and abiotic stresses, especially heat stress. They have also been implicated in various aspects of plant development. However, the ac...

    Authors: Xinbo Sun, Junfei Zhu, Xin Li, Zhigang Li, Liebao Han and Hong Luo

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:184

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  19. Water availability and nutrient-status of soils play crucial roles in seedling establishment and plant survival in coal-spoiled areas worldwide. Restoration of spoils pertains to the application of proper dose...

    Authors: Rana Roy, Mohammad Golam Mostofa, Jinxin Wang, Ashim Sikdar and Tanwne Sarker

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:181

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  20. Mangroves have adapted to intertidal zones - the interface between terrestrial and marine ecosystems. Various studies have shown adaptive evolution in mangroves at physiological, ecological, and genomic levels...

    Authors: Xiao Feng, Shaohua Xu, Jianfang Li, Yuchen Yang, Qipian Chen, Haomin Lyu, Cairong Zhong, Ziwen He and Suhua Shi

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:178

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  21. Jasmonates play an important role in plant stress and defence responses and are also involved in the regulation of anthocyanin synthesis in response to sucrose availability. Here we explore the signalling inte...

    Authors: Astrid Wingler, Verónica Tijero, Maren Müller, Benqi Yuan and Sergi Munné-Bosch

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:176

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  22. Biotic and abiotic stresses are the major cause of reduced growth, persistence, and yield in agriculture. Over the past decade, RNA-Sequencing and the use of transgenics with altered expression of stress relat...

    Authors: Ruth C. Martin, Brent A. Kronmiller and James E. Dombrowski

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:174

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  23. R2R3-MYB transcription factors (TFs) play important roles in plant growth and development, and response to biotic and abiotic stresses. However, their regulatory mechanisms in wound-induced anthocyanin biosynt...

    Authors: Haihai Wang, Xiaoqing Wang, Chunyan Yu, Cuiting Wang, Yanli Jin and Hongxia Zhang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:173

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  24. Chickpea is one of the major legume crops being cultivated in the arid and semi-arid regions of Pakistan. It is mainly grown on the marginal areas where, terminal drought stress is one of the serious threats t...

    Authors: Tariq Mahmud Shah, Muhammad Imran, Babar Manzoor Atta, M. Yasin Ashraf, Amjad Hameed, Irem Waqar, M. Shafiq, Khalid Hussain, M. Naveed, M. Aslam and Muhammad Amir Maqbool

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:171

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  25. High post-anthesis (p.a) temperatures reduce mature grain weights in wheat and other cereals. However, the causes of this reduction are not entirely known. Control of grain expansion by the maternally derived ...

    Authors: Richard I. Kino, Till K. Pellny, Rowan A. C. Mitchell, Asier Gonzalez-Uriarte and Paola Tosi

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:170

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  26. Common vetch (Vicia sativa L.) is an important self-pollinating annual forage legume and is of interest for drought prone regions as a protein source to feed livestock and human consumption. However, the developm...

    Authors: Xueyang Min, Xiaoshan Lin, Boniface NDAYAMBAZA, Yanrong Wang and Wenxian Liu

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:165

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  27. Plants reprogram metabolism and development to rapidly adapt to biotic and abiotic stress. Protein kinases play a significant role in this process by phosphorylating protein substrates that activate or inactiv...

    Authors: Bruno Aquino, Viviane C. H. da Silva, Katlin B. Massirer and Paulo Arruda

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:158

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  28. To maintain sweetpotato (Ipomoea batatas (L.) Lam) growth and yield, sucrose must be transported from the leaves to the roots. Sucrose transporters or carriers (SUTs or SUCs) transport sucrose and are involved in...

    Authors: Dandan Wang, Hongjuan Liu, Hongxia Wang, Peng Zhang and Chunyu Shi

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:157

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  29. Glycine soja is a halophytic soybean native to saline soil in Yellow River Delta, China. Photosystem I (PSI) performance and the interaction between photosystem II (PSII) and PSI remain unclear in Glycine soja un...

    Authors: Kun Yan, Wenjun He, Lanxing Bian, Zishan Zhang, Xiaoli Tang, Mengxin An, Lixia Li and Guangxuan Han

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:155

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  30. Nitrogen (N), referred to as a “life element”, is a macronutrient essential for optimal plant growth and yield production. Amino acid (AA) permease (AAP) genes play pivotal roles in root import, long-distance tra...

    Authors: Ting Zhou, Cai-peng Yue, Jin-yong Huang, Jia-qian Cui, Ying Liu, Wen-ming Wang, Chuang Tian and Ying-peng Hua

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:151

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  31. Auxin may have a positive effect on plants under drought stress. White clover is widely cultivated and often prone to water shortages. In the present study, we investigated the effects of exogenous indole − 3-...

    Authors: Youzhi Zhang, Yaping Li, Muhammad Jawad Hassan, Zhou Li and Yan Peng

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:150

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  32. Shading includes low light intensity and varying quality. However, a low red/far-red (R/Fr) ratio of light is a signal that affects plant growth in intercropping and close- planting systems. Thus, the low R/Fr...

    Authors: Feng Yang, Qinlin Liu, Yajiao Cheng, Lingyang Feng, Xiaoling Wu, Yuanfang Fan, Muhammad Ali Raza, Xiaochun Wang, Taiwen Yong, Weiguo Liu, Jiang Liu, Junbo Du, Kai Shu and Wenyu Yang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:148

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  33. Plant Na+/H+ antiporters (NHXs) are membrane-localized proteins that maintain cellular Na+/K+ and pH homeostasis. Considerable evidence highlighted the critical roles of NHX family in plant development and salt r...

    Authors: Lu Long, Jing-Ruo Zhao, Dan-Dan Guo, Xiao-Nan Ma, Fu-Chun Xu, Wen-Wen Yang and Wei Gao

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:147

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  34. Axillary bud is an important agronomic and economic trait in cut chrysanthemum. Bud outgrowth is an intricate process controlled by complex molecular regulatory networks, physio-chemical integrators and enviro...

    Authors: Sagheer Ahmad, Cunquan Yuan, Qingqing Yang, Yujie Yang, Tangren Cheng, Jia Wang, Huitang Pan and Qixiang Zhang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:145

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  35. Drought stress is one of the major factors limiting wheat production globally. Improving drought tolerance is important for agriculture sustainability. Although various morphological, physiological and biochem...

    Authors: Arnaud Cheuk, Francois Ouellet and Mario Houde

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:144

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  36. Hypoxia causes injury and yield loss. Soil aeration has been reported to accelerate the growth of plants and increase crop yield. The aim of this study was to examine growth response of greenhouse-produced mus...

    Authors: Yuan Li, Wenquan Niu, Xiaoshu Cao, Mingzhi Zhang, Jingwei Wang and Zhenxing Zhang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:141

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  37. Nanoparticle causes soil pollution, which affected plant development and then resulted in biomass decreased, especially in crops. However, little is known how sodium nanoparticles affect wheat root development...

    Authors: Yunfei Wu, Wangmenghan Peng, Zhaodi Dong, Qiuqing Jiang, Xurun Yu, Gang Chen and Fei Xiong

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:140

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  38. Response and adaptation strategies of plants to the environment have always been the core issues in ecological research. So far, relatively little study exists on its functional traits responses to warming, es...

    Authors: Jiyou Zhu, Hua Zhu, Yujuan Cao, Jinhang Li, Qiuyu Zhu, Jiangming Yao and Chengyang Xu

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:139

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  39. Beta vulgaris L. is one of the main sugar-producing crop species and is highly adaptable to saline soil. This study explored the alterations to the carbon and nitrogen metabolism mechanisms enabling the roots of ...

    Authors: Lei Liu, Bin Wang, Dan Liu, Chunlei Zou, Peiran Wu, Ziyang Wang, Yubo Wang and Caifeng Li

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:138

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  40. Arsenic toxicity induces a range of metabolic responses in plants, including DNA methylation. The focus of this paper was on the relationship between As-induced stress and plant senescence in the hyperaccumula...

    Authors: Veronika Zemanová, Marek Popov, Daniela Pavlíková, Pavel Kotrba, František Hnilička, Jana Česká and Milan Pavlík

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:130

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  41. SNF-related Kinase 1 (SnRK1) is a key component of the cell signaling network. SnRK1 is known to respond to a wide variety of stresses, but its exact role in salt stress response and tolerance is still largely...

    Authors: Wen-Ru Wang, Jia-Hui Liang, Gui-Fang Wang, Mao-Xiang Sun, Fu-Tian Peng and Yuan-Song Xiao

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:128

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  42. Soybean developing seed is susceptible to high temperature and humidity (HTH) stress in the field, resulting in vigor reduction. Actually, the HTH in the field during soybean seed growth and development would ...

    Authors: Jiaping Wei, Xiaolin Liu, Linzhi Li, Haihong Zhao, Sushuang Liu, Xingwang Yu, Yingzi Shen, Yali Zhou, Yajing Zhu, Yingjie Shu and Hao Ma

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:127

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  43. The function of 4-coumarate-CoA ligases (4CL) under abiotic stresses has been studied in plants, however, limited is known about the 4CL genes in cotton (G. hirsutum L.) and their roles in response to drought str...

    Authors: Shi-Chao Sun, Xian-Peng Xiong, Xiao-Li Zhang, Hong-Jie Feng, Qian-Hao Zhu, Jie Sun and Yan-Jun Li

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:125

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  44. Crop productivity is challenged by abiotic stresses, among which drought stress is the most common. NF-Y genes, especially NF-YA genes, regulate tolerance to abiotic stress.

    Authors: Xiao-Jun Ma, Tai-Fei Yu, Xiao-Hui Li, Xin-You Cao, Jian Ma, Jun Chen, Yong-Bin Zhou, Ming Chen, You-Zhi Ma, Jun-Hua Zhang and Zhao-Shi Xu

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:123

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  45. In Arabidopsis, the aluminum (Al) exclusion mechanism is mainly facilitated by ALMT1-mediated malate exudation and MATE-mediated citrate releases from the root. Recently, we have demonstrated that coordinated fun...

    Authors: Yuqi Wang, Wancong Yu, Yu Cao, Yanfei Cai, Sangbom M. Lyi, Weiwei Wu, Yan Kang, Cuiyue Liang and Jiping Liu

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:122

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  46. Areas with saline soils are sparsely populated and have fragile ecosystems, which severely restricts the sustainable development of local economies. Zoysia grasses are recognized as excellent warm-season turfgras...

    Authors: Jingjing Wang, Cong An, Hailin Guo, Xiangyang Yang, Jingbo Chen, Junqin Zong, Jianjian Li and Jianxiu Liu

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:114

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  47. Sand burial plays an irreplaceable and unique role in the growth and distribution of vegetation on the Shell Dike Island in the Yellow River Delta. There are still some unknown on the effects of sand burial on...

    Authors: Tian Li, Jingkuan Sun, Hongjun Yang, Jingtao Liu, Jiangbao Xia and Pengshuai Shao

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:112

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  48. Both drought and heat stress are serious global problems, leading to agricultural production loss. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) play important roles in plant species responding to individual drought and heat stress. How...

    Authors: Rong Zhou, Xiaqing Yu, Carl-Otto Ottosen, Tingling Zhang, Zhen Wu and Tongmin Zhao

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:107

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  49. Fenclorim (Fen) can effectively protect rice from pretilachlor (Pre) injury, but its effects on rice have not been formally evaluated; thus, the Fen mode of action for alleviating the phytotoxicity caused by P...

    Authors: Lifeng Hu, Ying Yao, Ruwen Cai, Lang Pan, Kailin Liu and Lianyang Bai

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:100

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  50. Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) play important roles in the regulation of plant responses to environmental stress by acting as essential regulators of gene expression. However, whether and how lncRNAs are invol...

    Authors: Mingui Zhao, Tianzuo Wang, Tianyang Sun, Xiaoxi Yu, Rui Tian and Wen-Hao Zhang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:99

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