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BMC Plant Biology

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

    Kiwifruit are classified as climacteric since exogenous ethylene (or its analogue propylene) induces rapid ripening accompanied by ethylene production under positive feedback regulation. However, most of the r...

    Authors: William O. Asiche, Oscar W. Mitalo, Yuka Kasahara, Yasuaki Tosa, Eric G. Mworia, Willis O. Owino, Koichiro Ushijima, Ryohei Nakano, Kentaro Yano and Yasutaka Kubo

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2018 18:47

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    Although the nucleolus involves two major functions: pre-rRNA processing and ribosome biogenesis/assembly, increasing evidence indicates that it also plays important roles in response to abiotic stress. Howeve...

    Authors: Kai-Chau Huang, Wei-Chih Lin and Wan-Hsing Cheng

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2018 18:40

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Soil salinity is an important factor affecting growth, development, and productivity of almost all land plants, including the forage crop alfalfa (Medicago sativa). However, little is known about how alfalfa resp...

    Authors: Yunting Lei, Yuxing Xu, Christian Hettenhausen, Chengkai Lu, Guojing Shen, Cuiping Zhang, Jing Li, Juan Song, Honghui Lin and Jianqiang Wu

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2018 18:35

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    Low temperature is a crucial factor influencing plant growth and development. The chlorophyll precursor, 5-aminolevulinic acid (ALA) is widely used to improve plant cold tolerance. However, the interaction bet...

    Authors: Tao Liu, Xiaohui Hu, Jiao Zhang, Junheng Zhang, Qingjie Du and Jianming Li

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2018 18:34

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  5. Content type: Research article

    WRKY transcription factors, one of the largest families of transcriptional regulators in plants, play important roles in plant development and various stress responses. The WRKYs of Caragana intermedia are still ...

    Authors: Yongqing Wan, Mingzhu Mao, Dongli Wan, Qi Yang, Feiyun Yang, Mandlaa, Guojing Li and Ruigang Wang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2018 18:31

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    Terminal drought stress leads to substantial annual yield losses in chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.). Adaptation to water limitation is a matter of matching water supply to water demand by the crop. Therefore, harne...

    Authors: Kaliamoorthy Sivasakthi, Mahendar Thudi, Murugesan Tharanya, Sandip M. Kale, Jana Kholová, Mahamat Hissene Halime, Deepa Jaganathan, Rekha Baddam, Thiyagarajan Thirunalasundari, Pooran M. Gaur, Rajeev K. Varshney and Vincent Vadez

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2018 18:29

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Annual ryegrass (Lolium multiflorum L.) is a commercially important, widely distributed forage crop that is used in the production of hay and silage worldwide. Drought has been a severe environmental constraint i...

    Authors: Ling Pan, Chen Meng, Jianping Wang, Xiao Ma, Xiaomei Fan, Zhongfu Yang, Meiliang Zhou and Xinquan Zhang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2018 18:26

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Vacuolar H+-ATPase (V-ATPase) is a vital protein complex involved in abiotic stress response in plants. The G subunit of Juglans regia (JrVHAG1) was previously identified as a drought tolerance-related gene invol...

    Authors: Zhenggang Xu, Yu Ge, Wan Zhang, Yunlin Zhao and Guiyan Yang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2018 18:19

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  9. Content type: Research article

    The roles in photosystem I (PSI) assembly of the nucleus-encoded thylakoid protein Y3IP1 who interacts with the plastid-encoded Ycf3 protein that has been well-characterized in plants. However, its function an...

    Authors: Jian-Qiang Yu, Jia-Hui Wang, Cui-Hui Sun, Quan-Yan Zhang, Da-Gang Hu and Yu-Jin Hao

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2018 18:18

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Cucumber downy mildew is among the most important diseases that can disrupt cucumber production. Propamocarb, also known as propyl-[3-(dimethylamino)propyl]carbamate (PM), is a systemic carbamate fungicide pes...

    Authors: Chunhong Liu, Zhiwei Qin, Xiuyan Zhou, Ming Xin, Chunhua Wang, Dong Liu and Shengnan Li

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2018 18:16

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Soil salinization is one of the major environmental constraints to plant growth and agricultural production worldwide. Signaling components involving calcium (Ca2+) and the downstream calcium-dependent protein ki...

    Authors: Wei Gao, Fu-Chun Xu, Dan-Dan Guo, Jing-Ruo Zhao, Ji Liu, Ya-Wei Guo, Prashant Kumar Singh, Xiao-Nan Ma, Lu Long, Jose Ramon Botella and Chun-Peng Song

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2018 18:15

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Photosynthetic systems are known to be sensitive to high temperature stress. To maintain a relatively “normal” level of photosynthetic activities, plants employ a variety of adaptive mechanisms in response to ...

    Authors: Junping Chen, John J. Burke and Zhanguo Xin

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2018 18:11

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Modification of nucleosides on transfer RNA (tRNA) is important either for correct mRNA decoding process or for tRNA structural stabilization. Nucleoside methylations catalyzed by MTase (methyltransferase) are...

    Authors: Youmei Wang, Chaoqun Pang, Xukai Li, Zhen Hu, Zhengyi Lv, Bo Zheng and Peng Chen

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:261

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Plant Biology 2018 18:37

  14. Content type: Research article

    Water deficit severely reduces apple growth and production, is detrimental to fruit quality and size. This problem is exacerbated as global warming is implicated in producing more severe drought stress. Thus w...

    Authors: Lin Wang, Qing-Tian Li, Qiong Lei, Chao Feng, Xiaodong Zheng, Fangfang Zhou, Lingzi Li, Xuan Liu, Zhi Wang and Jin Kong

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:246

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    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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  16. Content type: Research article

    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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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