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Plant-abiotic interactions

Section edited by Grant Cramer

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

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  1. Content type: Research article

    Understanding how intensification of abiotic stress due to global climate change affects crop yields is important for continued agricultural productivity. Coupling genomic technologies with physiological crop ...

    Authors: Courtney P. Leisner, Craig R. Yendrek and Elizabeth A. Ainsworth

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:242

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    Most studies of photosynthesis in chlorenchymas under potassium (K) deficiency focus exclusively on leaves; however, little information is available on the physiological role of K on reproductive structures, w...

    Authors: Zhifeng Lu, Yonghui Pan, Wenshi Hu, Rihuan Cong, Tao Ren, Shiwei Guo and Jianwei Lu

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:240

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Ground-level ozone (O3) is one of the major air pollutants, which cause oxidative injury to plants. The physiological and biochemical mechanisms underlying the responses of plants to O3 stress have been well inve...

    Authors: Lu Zhang, Bin Xu, Tao Wu, Mu-xuan Wen, Lian-xue Fan, Zhao-zhong Feng and Elena Paoletti

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:236

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Botrytis cinerea, a necrotrophic pathogenic fungus, attacks many crops including potato and tomato. Major genes for complete resistance to B. cinerea are not known in plants, but a few...

    Authors: Kaile Sun, Ageeth van Tuinen, Jan A. L. van Kan, Anne-Marie A. Wolters, Evert Jacobsen, Richard G. F. Visser and Yuling Bai

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:235

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Calotropis procera is a wild plant species in the family Apocynaceae that is able to grow in harsh, arid and heat stressed conditions. Understanding how this highly adapted plant persi...

    Authors: Mohammed Z. Mutwakil, Nahid H. Hajrah, Ahmed Atef, Sherif Edris, Mernan J. Sabir, Areej K. Al-Ghamdi, Meshaal J. S. M. Sabir, Charlotte Nelson, Rania M. Makki, Hani M. Ali, Fotouh M. El-Domyati, Abdulrahman S. M. Al-Hajar, Yoann Gloaguen, Hassan S. Al-Zahrani, Jamal S. M. Sabir, Robert K. Jansen…

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:231

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Plant roots are highly plastic to high salinity. However, the molecular mechanism by which root developmental plasticity is regulated remains largely unknown. Previously we reported that miR172c-NNC1 module plays...

    Authors: Zulfiqar Ali Sahito, Lixiang Wang, Zhengxi Sun, Qiqi Yan, Xingke Zhang, Qiong Jiang, Ihteram Ullah, Yiping Tong and Xia Li

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:229

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Plant immune response is associated with a large-scale transcriptional reprogramming, which is regulated by numerous transcription regulators such as the Elongator complex. Elongator is a multitasking protein ...

    Authors: Katchen Julliany P. Silva, Asha M. Brunings, Juliana A. Pereira, Natalia A. Peres, Kevin M. Folta and Zhonglin Mou

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:230

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Sweet potato, a hexaploid species lacking a reference genome, is one of the most important crops in many developing countries, where abiotic stresses are a primary cause of reduction of crop yield. Glutathione...

    Authors: Na Ding, Aimin Wang, Xiaojun Zhang, Yunxiang Wu, Ruyuan Wang, Huihui Cui, Rulin Huang and Yonghai Luo

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:225

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Stomata are micropores surrounded by pairs of guard cells, and their opening is finely controlled to balance water vapor loss as transpiration and CO2 absorption for photosynthesis. The regulatory signaling netwo...

    Authors: Jian-Lin Shen, Chun-Long Li, Mei Wang, Li-Long He, Min-Yan Lin, Dong-Hua Chen and Wei Zhang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:217

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Arsenic is an important contaminant of many arable soils worldwide, while silicon, one of the most abundant elements in the earth’s crust, interacts with As in the context of plant metabolism. As toxicity resu...

    Authors: Marta Marmiroli, Francesca Mussi, Davide Imperiale and Nelson Marmiroli

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:210

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Heat stress is one of the most crucial environmental factors, which reduces crop yield worldwide. In plants, the MYB family is one of the largest families of transcription factors (TFs). Although some wheat st...

    Authors: Yue Zhao, Xuejun Tian, Fei Wang, Liyuan Zhang, Mingming Xin, Zhaorong Hu, Yingyin Yao, Zhongfu Ni, Qixin Sun and Huiru Peng

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:208

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  12. Content type: Research article

    The migration of cadmium (Cd) from contaminated soil to rice is a cause for concern. However, the molecular mechanism underlying the response of rice roots to various Cd stresses remains to be clarified from t...

    Authors: Mingpu Tan, Dan Cheng, Yuening Yang, Guoqiang Zhang, Mengjie Qin, Jun Chen, Yahua Chen and Mingyi Jiang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:194

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Plum pox virus (PPV), agent of Sharka disease, is the most important quarantine pathogen of peach (P. persica L. Batsch). Extensive evaluation of peach germplasm has highlighted the la...

    Authors: Marco Cirilli, Laura Rossini, Filippo Geuna, Francesco Palmisano, Angelantonio Minafra, Tiziana Castrignanò, Stefano Gattolin, Angelo Ciacciulli, Anna Rosa Babini, Alessandro Liverani and Daniele Bassi

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:192

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  14. Content type: Research article

    P2- type calcium ATPases (ACAs-auto inhibited calcium ATPases and ECAs-endoplasmic reticulum calcium ATPases) belong to the P- type ATPase family of active membrane transporters and are significantly involved in ...

    Authors: Roohi Aslam, Lorraine E. Williams, Muhammad Faraz Bhatti and Nasar Virk

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:174

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Drought stress during grain development causes significant yield loss in cereal production. The phosphorylated modification of starch granule-binding proteins (SGBPs) is an important mechanism regulating wheat...

    Authors: Guan-Xing Chen, Shou-Min Zhen, Yan-Lin Liu, Xing Yan, Ming Zhang and Yue-Ming Yan

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:168

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Phoma macdonaldii has been reported as the causal agent of black stem disease (BS) and premature ripening (PR) on sunflower. PR is considered as the most widespread and detrimental dis...

    Authors: Amandine Bordat, Gwenaëlle Marchand, Nicolas B. Langlade, Nicolas Pouilly, Stéphane Muños, Grégory Dechamp-Guillaume, Patrick Vincourt and Emmanuelle Bret-Mestries

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:167

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  17. Content type: Research article

    The coordination between nitrogen (N) and sulfur (S) assimilation is required to suitably provide plants with organic compounds essential for their development and growth. The N source induces the adaptation o...

    Authors: Inmaculada Coleto, Marlon de la Peña, Jon Rodríguez-Escalante, Iraide Bejarano, Gaëtan Glauser, Pedro M. Aparicio-Tejo, M. Begoña González-Moro and Daniel Marino

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:157

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