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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. Content type: Research article

    Phosphorus is often present naturally in the soil as inorganic phosphate, Pi, which bio-availability is limited in many ecosystems due to low soil solubility and mobility. Plants respond to low Pi with a Pi St...

    Authors: Mohamed El-Soda, Charles Neris Moreira, Nakai Goredema-Matongera, Diaan Jamar, Maarten Koornneef and Mark G. M. Aarts

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2019 19:410

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Brassinosteroids (BRs) are a new group of plant hormones and play important roles in plant growth and development. However, little information is available if BRs could regulate spikelet development in rice (Oryz...

    Authors: Weiyang Zhang, Jiayan Sheng, Yunji Xu, Fei Xiong, Yunfei Wu, Weilu Wang, Zhiqin Wang, Jianchang Yang and Jianhua Zhang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2019 19:409

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    Photosynthetic efficiency might be a key factor determining plant resistance to abiotic stresses. Plants can sense when growing conditions are not favorable and trigger an internal response at an early stage b...

    Authors: Yu-Chang Tsai, Kuan-Chuan Chen, Tung-Shan Cheng, Chuan Lee, Shih-Hung Lin and Chih-Wei Tung

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2019 19:403

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Suaeda salsa L. (S. salsa) is an annual euhalophyte with high salt tolerance and high value as an oil crop, traditional Chinese medicine and vegetable. However, there are few comprehensive studies on the metabolo...

    Authors: Qiang Li and Jie Song

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2019 19:388

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Anthocyanin synthesis is affected by many factors, among which temperature is an important environmental factor. Eggplant is usually exposed to high temperatures during the cultivation season in Shanghai, Chin...

    Authors: Shengmei Zhang, Aidong Zhang, Xuexia Wu, Zongwen Zhu, Zuofen Yang, Yuelin Zhu and Dingshi Zha

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2019 19:387

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Organic acid secretion is a widespread physiological response of plants to alkalinity. However, the characteristics and underlying mechanism of the alkali-induced secretion of organic acids are poorly understood.

    Authors: Guangqing Xiang, Wanyun Ma, Shiwei Gao, Zhongxin Jin, Qianyu Yue and Yuxin Yao

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2019 19:383

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  7. Content type: Research article

    After uptake from soil into the root tissue, distribution and allocation of nitrate throughout the whole plant body, is a critical step of nitrogen use efficiency (NUE) and for modulation of plant growth in re...

    Authors: Stefano Sol, Vladimir Totev Valkov, Alessandra Rogato, Mélanie Noguero, Laura Gargiulo, Giacomo Mele, Benoit Lacombe and Maurizio Chiurazzi

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2019 19:380

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Co-occurrence of cold and drought stress can alter the response of plants at morphological, physiological and molecular levels, which finally affect crop production, more than individual stress. Understanding ...

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

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2019 19:377

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Accumulating evidences show that SPLs are crucial regulators of plant abiotic stress tolerance and the highly conserved module miR156/SPL appears to balance plant growth and stress responses. The halophyte Tamari...

    Authors: Jianwen Wang, Youju Ye, Meng Xu, Liguo Feng and Li-an Xu

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2019 19:370

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  10. Content type: Research article

    We previously reported the involvement of nitric oxide (NO) and cyclic nucleotide-gated ion channel 6 (CNGC6) in the responses of plants to heat shock (HS) exposure. To elucidate their relationship with heat t...

    Authors: Xuan Peng, Xiaona Zhang, Bing Li and Liqun Zhao

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2019 19:368

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Adaptation to abiotic stresses is crucial for the survival of perennial plants in a natural environment. However, very little is known about the underlying mechanisms. Here, we adopted a liquid culture system ...

    Authors: Jin-Gui Liu, Xiao Han, Tong Yang, Wen-Hui Cui, Ai-Min Wu, Chun-Xiang Fu, Bai-Chen Wang and Li-Jun Liu

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2019 19:367

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Drought stress is one of the major abiotic stresses that affects plant growth and productivity. The GAPCp genes play important roles in drought stress tolerance in multiple species. The aim of this experiment was...

    Authors: Lin Zhang, Zhiqiang Song, Fangfang Li, Xixi Li, Haikun Ji and Shushen Yang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2019 19:366

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Drought is a major environmental constraint to plant growth, development and productivity. Compared with most willows that are generally susceptible to drought, the desert willow Salix psammophila has extraordina...

    Authors: Huixia Jia, Jin Zhang, Jianbo Li, Pei Sun, Yahong Zhang, Xuebing Xin, Mengzhu Lu and Jianjun Hu

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2019 19:356

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  14. Content type: Research article

    High temperature is a major environmental stress that limits plant growth and agriculture productivity. Mitogen-activated protein kinases (MAPKs) are highly conserved serine and threonine protein kinases that ...

    Authors: Wenqing Yu, Liu Wang, Ruirui Zhao, Jiping Sheng, Shujuan Zhang, Rui Li and Lin Shen

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2019 19:354

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Aquaporin (AQP) proteins comprise a group of membrane intrinsic proteins (MIPs) that are responsible for transporting water and other small molecules, which is crucial for plant survival under stress condition...

    Authors: Yong-Xing Zhu, Lei Yang, Ning Liu, Jie Yang, Xiao-Kang Zhou, Yu-Chen Xia, Yang He, Yi-Qin He, Hai-Jun Gong, Dong-Fang Ma and Jun-Liang Yin

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2019 19:345

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Barley is a low phosphorus (P) demand cereal crop. Tibetan wild barley, as a progenitor of cultivated barley, has revealed outstanding ability of tolerance to low-P stress. However, the underlying mechanisms o...

    Authors: Lizhi Long, Xinyi Ma, Lingzhen Ye, Jianbin Zeng, Guang Chen and Guoping Zhang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2019 19:341

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Drought is a serious causal factor of reduced crop yields than any other abiotic stresses. As one of the most widely distributed crops, maize plants frequently suffer from drought stress, which causes great lo...

    Authors: Baomei Wang, Can Liu, Dengfeng Zhang, Chunmei He, Juren Zhang and Zhaoxia Li

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2019 19:335

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Parasitic plants engage in a complex molecular dialog with potential host plants to identify a host and overcome host defenses to initiate development of the parasitic feeding organ, the haustorium, invade hos...

    Authors: Loren A. Honaas, Sam Jones, Nina Farrell, William Kamerow, Huiting Zhang, Kathryn Vescio, Naomi S. Altman, John I. Yoder and Claude W. dePamphilis

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2019 19:334

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Salt stress is one of the environmental factors that greatly limits crop production worldwide because high salt concentrations in the soil affect morphological responses and physiological and metabolic process...

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

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2019 19:331

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  20. Content type: Research article

    The heteroside floridoside is a primary photosynthetic product that is known to contribute to osmotic acclimation in almost all orders of Rhodophyta. However, the encoding genes and enzymes responsible for the...

    Authors: Minxiu Sun, Zhujun Zhu, Juanjuan Chen, Rui Yang, Qijun Luo, Wei Wu, Xiaojun Yan and Haimin Chen

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2019 19:325

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Exogenous 5-aminolevulinic acid (ALA) positively regulates plants chlorophyll synthesis and protects them against environmental stresses, although the protection mechanism is not fully clear. Here, we explored...

    Authors: Tao Liu, Qingjie Du, Suzhi Li, Jianyu Yang, Xiaojing Li, Jiaojiao Xu, Pengxiang Chen, Jianming Li and Xiaohui Hu

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2019 19:323

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Magnolia wufengensis is a new species of Magnolia L. and has considerable ornamental and economic value due to its unique characteristics. However, because of its characteristic of poor low temperature resistance...

    Authors: Shixin Deng, Jiang Ma, Lili Zhang, Faju Chen, Ziyang Sang, Zhongkui Jia and Luyi Ma

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2019 19:321

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Phosphorus (P) deficiency in soil is a worldwide issue and a major constraint on the production of sorghum, which is an important staple food, forage and energy crop. The depletion of P reserves and the increa...

    Authors: Jinglong Zhang, Fangfang Jiang, Yixin Shen, Qiuwen Zhan, Binqiang Bai, Wei Chen and Yingjun Chi

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2019 19:306

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Salinity is a major abiotic stress that limits the growth, productivity, and geographical distribution of plants. A comparative proteomics and gene expression analysis was performed to better understand salini...

    Authors: Mohammad Arefian, Saeedreza Vessal, Saeid Malekzadeh-Shafaroudi, Kadambot H. M. Siddique and Abdolreza Bagheri

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2019 19:300

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  25. Content type: Research article

    Homeodomain-leucine zipper (HD-ZIP) transcription factors play important roles in the growth, development and stress responses of plants, including (presumably) physic nut (Jatropha curcas), which has high drough...

    Authors: Yuehui Tang, Jian Wang, Xinxin Bao, Mengyu Liang, Huimin Lou, Junwei Zhao, Mengting Sun, Jing Liang, Lisha Jin, Guangling Li, Yahui Qiu and Kun Liu

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2019 19:298

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  26. Content type: Research article

    The modification effect of leaching fraction (LF) on the physiological responses of plants to irrigation water salinity (ECiw) remains unknown. Here, leaf gas exchange, photosynthetic light–response and CO2–respo...

    Authors: Rangjian Qiu, Chunwei Liu, Fusheng Li, Zhenchang Wang, Zaiqiang Yang and Ningbo Cui

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2019 19:297

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  27. Content type: Research article

    Metal homeostasis is critical for plant growth, development and adaptation to environmental stresses and largely governed by a variety of metal transporters. The plant ZIP (Zn-regulated transporter, Iron-regulate...

    Authors: Xue Song Liu, Sheng Jun Feng, Bai Qing Zhang, Meng Qi Wang, Hong Wei Cao, Justice Kipkoir Rono, Xi Chen and Zhi Min Yang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2019 19:283

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  28. Content type: Research article

    Heavy metal toxicity has become a major threat to sustainable crop production worldwide. Thus, considerable interest has been placed on deciphering the mechanisms that allow plants to combat heavy metal stress...

    Authors: Weixuan Cong, Yiling Miao, Lei Xu, Yunhong Zhang, Chunlei Yuan, Junmeng Wang, Tingting Zhuang, Xiuyun Lin, Lili Jiang, Ningning Wang, Jian Ma, Karen A. Sanguinet, Bao Liu, Sachin Rustgi and Xiufang Ou

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2019 19:282

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  29. Content type: Research article

    NAC (NAM, ATAF and CUC) transcriptional factors constitute a large family with more than 150 members in rice and several members of this family have been demonstrated to play crucial roles in rice abiotic stre...

    Authors: Xi Yuan, Hui Wang, Jiating Cai, Yan Bi, Dayong Li and Fengming Song

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2019 19:278

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  30. Content type: Research article

    Sesame is an important oil crop due to its high oil, antioxidant, and protein content. Drought stress is a major abiotic stress that affects sesame production as well as the quality of sesame seed. To reveal t...

    Authors: Jun You, Yujuan Zhang, Aili Liu, Donghua Li, Xiao Wang, Komivi Dossa, Rong Zhou, Jingyin Yu, Yanxin Zhang, Linhai Wang and Xiurong Zhang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2019 19:267

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  31. Content type: Research article

    Stored potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) tubers are sensitive to wet conditions that can cause rotting in long-term storage. To study the effect of water on the tuber surface during storage, microarray analysis, RNA-...

    Authors: Bahram Peivastegan, Iman Hadizadeh, Johanna Nykyri, Kåre Lehmann Nielsen, Panu Somervuo, Nina Sipari, Cuong Tran and Minna Pirhonen

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2019 19:262

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  32. Content type: Research article

    Drought is a major abiotic stress factor that influences the yield of crops. Basic leucine zipper motif (bZIP) transcription factors play an important regulatory role in plant drought stress responses. However...

    Authors: Shiqin Yang, Kai Xu, Shoujun Chen, Tianfei Li, Hui Xia, Liang Chen, Hongyan Liu and Lijun Luo

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2019 19:260

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  33. Content type: Research article

    Because of their broad applications in our life, nanoparticles are expected to be present in the environment raising many concerns about their possible adverse effects on the ecosystem of plants. The aim of th...

    Authors: Rami Alkhatib, Batool Alkhatib, Nour Abdo, Laith AL-Eitan and Rebecca Creamer

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2019 19:253

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  34. Content type: Research article

    Cadmium (Cd) is a widespread toxic heavy metal pollutant in agricultural soil, and Cd accumulation in rice grains is a major intake source of Cd for Asian populations that adversely affect human health. Howeve...

    Authors: Zhen Zhen Cao, Xiao Yan Lin, Yong Jie Yang, Mei Yan Guan, Ping Xu and Ming Xue Chen

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2019 19:250

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  35. Content type: Research article

    Recurrent drought associated with climate change is a major constraint to wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) productivity. This study aimed to (i) quantify the effects of addition/substitution/translocation of chromoso...

    Authors: M. Djanaguiraman, P. V. V. Prasad, J. Kumari, S. K. Sehgal, B. Friebe, I. Djalovic, Y. Chen, K. H. M. Siddique and B. S. Gill

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2019 19:242

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  36. Content type: Methodology article

    The Agrobacterium-mediated transient transformation is a versatile and indispensable way of rapid analyzing gene function in plants. Despite this transient expression system has been successfully applied in a num...

    Authors: Kun Liu, Qi Yang, Tianrui Yang, Yang Wu, Guangxia Wang, Feiyun Yang, Ruigang Wang, Xiaofei Lin and Guojing Li

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2019 19:237

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  37. Content type: Research article

    Four-Coumarate:CoA ligase gene (4CL) plays multiple important roles in plant growth and development by catalyzing the formation of CoA ester. 4CL belongs to the plant phenylpropane derivative, which is related to...

    Authors: Xiaohui Chen, Hengtao Wang, Xiaoyi Li, Kai Ma, Yaguang Zhan and Fansuo Zeng

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2019 19:231

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  38. Content type: Research article

    Suboptimal root zone temperature (RZT) causes a remarkable reduction in growth of horticultural crops during winter cultivation under greenhouse production. However, limited information is available on the eff...

    Authors: Ali Anwar, Yansu Li, Chaoxing He and Xianchang Yu

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2019 19:225

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  39. Content type: Research article

    Forage and turf grasses are routinely cut and grazed upon throughout their lifecycle. When grasses are cut or damaged, they rapidly release a volatile chemical cocktail called green leaf volatiles (GLV). Previ...

    Authors: James E. Dombrowski, Brent A. Kronmiller, Vicky G. Hollenbeck, Adelaide C. Rhodes, John A. Henning and Ruth C. Martin

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2019 19:222

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  40. Content type: Research article

    Drought stress negatively affects plant growth and productivity. Plants sense soil drought at the root level but the underlying mechanisms remain unclear. At the cell level, we aim to reveal the short-term roo...

    Authors: Mégane Couchoud, Christophe Der, Sylvie Girodet, Vanessa Vernoud, Marion Prudent and Nathalie Leborgne-Castel

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2019 19:221

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  41. Content type: Research article

    Brassinosteroids (BRs) play crucial roles in drought tolerance, but the underlying molecular mechanisms remain unclear in the important oilseed and fiber crop, cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.).

    Authors: Eryong Chen, Xueyan Zhang, Zuoren Yang, Chaojun Zhang, Xiaoqian Wang, Xiaoyang Ge and Fuguang Li

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2019 19:220

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  42. Content type: Research article

    MicroRNA319 (miR319) acts as an essential regulator of gene expression during plant development and under stress conditions. Although the role of miR319a in regulating leaf development has been well studied in...

    Authors: Xiaopu Shi, Fangling Jiang, Junqin Wen and Zhen Wu

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2019 19:214

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  43. Content type: Research article

    Atriplex canescens is a typical C4 secretohalophyte with salt bladders on the leaves. Accumulating excessive Na+ in tissues and salt bladders, maintaining intracellular K+ homeostasis and increasing leaf organic ...

    Authors: Huan Guo, Le Zhang, Yan-Nong Cui, Suo-Min Wang and Ai-Ke Bao

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2019 19:213

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  44. Content type: Research article

    Manganese (Mn), an essential element for plants, can be toxic when present in excess. Stylo (Stylosanthes) is a pioneer tropical legume with great potential for Mn tolerance, but its Mn tolerance mechanisms remai...

    Authors: Pandao Liu, Rui Huang, Xuan Hu, Yidan Jia, Jifu Li, Jiajia Luo, Qin Liu, Lijuan Luo, Guodao Liu and Zhijian Chen

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2019 19:212

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  45. Content type: Research article

    In order to grow, plants rely on soil nutrients which can vary both spatially and temporally depending on the environment, the soil type or the microbial activity. An essential nutrient is nitrogen, which is m...

    Authors: Julie Dechorgnat, Karen L. Francis, Kanwarpal S. Dhugga, J. Antony Rafalski, Stephen D. Tyerman and Brent N. Kaiser

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2019 19:206

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  46. Content type: Research article

    Fall dormancy and freezing tolerance characterized as two important phenotypic traits, have great effects on productivity and persistence of alfalfa (Medicago sativa L.). Despite the fact that one of the most lim...

    Authors: Zhi-Ying Liu, Taogetao Baoyin, Xi-Liang Li and Zong-Li Wang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2019 19:205

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  47. Content type: Research article

    Our study is the first to provide RNA-Seq data analysis related to transcriptomic responses towards drought across different crops. The aim was to identify and map which genes play a key role in drought respon...

    Authors: Jubina Benny, Antonino Pisciotta, Tiziano Caruso and Federico Martinelli

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2019 19:194

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  48. Content type: Research article

    Wheat production is largely restricted by adverse environmental stresses. Under many undesirable conditions, endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress can be induced. However, the physiological and molecular responses...

    Authors: Xing Yu, Tanchun Wang, Meichen Zhu, Liting Zhang, Fengzhi Zhang, Enen Jing, Yongzhe Ren, Zhiqiang Wang, Zeyu Xin and Tongbao Lin

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2019 19:193

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