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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. Elevated temperature as a result of global climate warming, either in form of sudden heatwave (heat shock) or prolonged warming, has profound effects on the growth and development of plants. However, how plant...

    Authors: Li Wang, Kai-Biao Ma, Zhao-Geng Lu, Shi-Xiong Ren, Hui-Ru Jiang, Jia-Wen Cui, Gang Chen, Nian-Jun Teng, Hon-Ming Lam and Biao Jin

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:86

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  2. Phosphorus (P) deficiency is one of the major constraints limiting plant growth, especially in acid soils. Stylosanthes (stylo) is a pioneer tropical legume with excellent adaptability to low P stress, but its un...

    Authors: Jiajia Luo, Yunxi Liu, Huikai Zhang, Jinpeng Wang, Zhijian Chen, Lijuan Luo, Guodao Liu and Pandao Liu

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:85

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  3. Membrane lipid composition associates closely with membrane stability and fluidity under water stress. In this study, lipidomic analyses based on electrospray ionization mass spectrometry (ESI-MS/MS) were carr...

    Authors: Yajing Wang, Xinying Zhang, Guirong Huang, Fu Feng, Xiaoying Liu, Rui Guo, Fengxue Gu, Xiuli Zhong and Xurong Mei

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:84

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  4. Drought stress is a major abiotic factor that affects rapeseed (Brassica napus L.) productivity. Though previous studies indicated that long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) play a key role in response to drought stress...

    Authors: Xiaoyu Tan, Su Li, Liyong Hu and Chunlei Zhang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:81

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  5. Blueberry (Vaccinium spp.) is a small berry with high economic value. Although cold storage can extend the storage time of blueberry to more than 60 days, it leads to chilling injury (CI) displaying as pedicle pi...

    Authors: Fan Zhang, Shujuan Ji, Baodong Wei, Shunchang Cheng, Yajuan Wang, Jia Hao, Siyao Wang and Qian Zhou

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:80

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  6. Geophytes possess specialized storage organs - bulbs, tubers, corms or rhizomes, which allow their survival during unfovarable periods and provide energy support for sprouting and sexual and vegetative reprodu...

    Authors: Tomer E. Ben Michael, Adi Faigenboim, Einat Shemesh-Mayer, Itzhak Forer, Chen Gershberg, Hadass Shafran, Haim D. Rabinowitch and Rina Kamenetsky-Goldstein

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:77

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  7. Common vetch (Vicia sativa L.) is a forage grain legume of high protein content and high nitrogen fixation, relevant in sustainable agriculture systems. Drought is the main limiting factor of this crop yield. Gen...

    Authors: Lucía De la Rosa, Encarnación Zambrana and Elena Ramirez-Parra

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:71

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  8. Shade stress, a universal abiotic stress, suppresses plant growth and production seriously. However, little is known regarding the protein regulatory networks under shade stress. To better characterize the pro...

    Authors: Jia Gao, Zheng Liu, Bin Zhao, Peng Liu and Ji-Wang Zhang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:60

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  9. Basal leaf removal is widely practiced to increase grape cluster sunlight exposure that controls berry rot and improves quality. Studies on its influence on volatile compounds in grape berries have been perfor...

    Authors: Lei He, Xiao-Qing Xu, Yu Wang, Wei-Kai Chen, Run-Ze Sun, Guo Cheng, Bin Liu, Wu Chen, Chang-Qing Duan, Jun Wang and Qiu-Hong Pan

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:59

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  10. Hydrogen gas (H2) is hypothesised to play a role in plants that are coping with stresses by regulating signal transduction and gene expression. Although the beneficial role of H2 in plant tolerance to cadmium (Cd...

    Authors: Weiti Cui, Ping Yao, Jincheng Pan, Chen Dai, Hong Cao, Zhiyu Chen, Shiting Zhang, Sheng Xu and Wenbiao Shen

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:58

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  11. Filmy-ferns (Hymenophyllaceae) are poikilohydric, homoiochlorophyllous desiccation-tolerant (DT) epiphytes. They can colonize lower and upper canopy environments of humid forest. Filmy-ferns desiccate rapidly ...

    Authors: Enrique Ostria-Gallardo, Giovanni Larama, Graciela Berríos, Ana Fallard, Ana Gutiérrez-Moraga, Ingo Ensminger and León A. Bravo

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:56

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  12. Grapevine is an economically important crop for which yield and berry quality is strongly affected by climate change. Large variations in drought tolerance exist across Vitis species. Some of these species are us...

    Authors: Noé Cochetel, Ryan Ghan, Haley S. Toups, Asfaw Degu, Richard L. Tillett, Karen A. Schlauch and Grant R. Cramer

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:55

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  13. Many studies in Arabidopsis and rice have demonstrated that HD-Zip transcription factors play important roles in plant development and responses to abiotic stresses. Although common wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) i...

    Authors: Shumin Li, Nan Chen, Fangfang Li, Fangming Mei, Zhongxue Wang, Xinxiu Cheng, Zhensheng Kang and Hude Mao

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:50

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  14. Exogenous 6-benzyladenine (6-BA) could improve leaf defense system activity. In order to better understand the regulation mechanism of exogenous 6-benzyladenine (6-BA) on waterlogged summer maize, three treatm...

    Authors: Juan Hu, Baizhao Ren, Shuting Dong, Peng Liu, Bin Zhao and Jiwang Zhang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:44

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  15. Grape berry ripening is influenced by climate, the main component of the “terroir” of a place. Light and temperature are major factors in the vineyard that affect berry development and fruit metabolite composi...

    Authors: Grant R. Cramer, Noé Cochetel, Ryan Ghan, Agnès Destrac-Irvine and Serge Delrot

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:41

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  16. Root-to-shoot translocation of zinc (Zn) and cadmium (Cd) depends on the concentrations of both metals in the medium. A previous study on tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum) pointed to the contribution of NtZIP1, NtZIP2,...

    Authors: Małgorzata Palusińska, Anna Barabasz, Katarzyna Kozak, Anna Papierniak, Karolina Maślińska and Danuta Maria Antosiewicz

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:37

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  17. Chicory (Cichorium intybus L.) is a traditional European crop that is highly appreciated for its contents of bioactive compounds, especially phenolics, which have high antioxidant activities. Among other factors,...

    Authors: Lovro Sinkovič, Polona Jamnik, Mojca Korošec, Rajko Vidrih and Vladimir Meglič

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:36

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  18. The detrimental effects of global climate change direct more attention to the survival and productivity of plants during periods of highly fluctuating temperatures. In particular in temperate climates in sprin...

    Authors: Kora Vyse, Johanna Penzlin, Kjell Sergeant, Dirk K. Hincha, Rajeev Arora and Ellen Zuther

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:35

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  19. Nicotiana tabacum is an important economic crop. Topping, a common agricultural practice employed with flue-cured tobacco, is designed to increase leaf nicotine contents by increasing nicotine biosynthesis in roo...

    Authors: Yan Qin, Shenglong Bai, Wenzheng Li, Ting Sun, David W. Galbraith, Zefeng Yang, Yun Zhou, Guiling Sun and Bingwu Wang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:30

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  20. Rain-shelter covering is widely applied during cherry fruit development in subtropical monsoon climates with the aim of decreasing the dropping and cracking of fruit caused by excessive rainfall. Under rain-sh...

    Authors: Tian Tian, Guang Qiao, Zhuang Wen, Bin Deng, Zhilang Qiu, Yi Hong and Xiaopeng Wen

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:27

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  21. The marine alga Ulva compressa is the dominant species in copper-polluted coastal areas in northern Chile. It has been shown that the alga tolerates micromolar concentrations of copper and accumulates copper at t...

    Authors: Daniel Laporte, Felipe Rodríguez, Alberto González, Antonio Zúñiga, Eduardo Castro-Nallar, Claudio A. Sáez and Alejandra Moenne

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:25

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  22. Salinity is one of the most significant environmental factors limiting the productivity of cotton. However, the key genetic components responsible for the reduction in cotton yield in saline-alkali soils are s...

    Authors: Guozhong Zhu, Wenwei Gao, Xiaohui Song, Fenglei Sun, Sen Hou, Na Liu, Yajie Huang, Dayong Zhang, Zhiyong Ni, Quanjia Chen and Wangzhen Guo

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:23

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  23. Proteasomes remove regulatory proteins in eukaryotic cells, and control a variety of plant processes. Proteasomes are localized to the cytosol and nuclear, but their role in plant biology has recently been ext...

    Authors: Felipe Mendoza, Carson Berry, Laura Prestigiacomo and Doug Van Hoewyk

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:22

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  24. NAD kinases (NADKs) are the only known enzymes that directly phosphorylate NAD(H) to generate NADP(H) in different subcellular compartments. They participate in multiple life activities, such as modulating the...

    Authors: Xiang Wang, Bin-Bin Li, Tian-Tian Ma, Liang-Yu Sun, Li Tai, Chun-Hong Hu, Wen-Ting Liu, Wen-Qiang Li and Kun-Ming Chen

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:11

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  25. Zygophyllum is an important medicinal plant, with notable properties such as resistance to salt, alkali, and drought, as well as tolerance of poor soils and shifting sand. However, the response mechanism of Zygop...

    Authors: Jie Wang, Xi Jiang, Chufeng Zhao, Zhongming Fang and Peipei Jiao

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:9

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  26. In strawberry cultivation, continuous cropping (CC) obstacles seriously threaten production. A patented soil amendment (SA) can effectively relieve the CC obstacles to strawberry cultivation, but knowledge of ...

    Authors: Peng Chen, Yu-zhu Wang, Qi-zhi Liu, Wei-hua Li, He-qin Li, Xing-yue Li and Yun-tao Zhang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:5

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  27. Exposure of plants to different environmental insults instigates significant changes in the cellular redox tone driven in part by promoting the production of reactive nitrogen species. The key player, nitric o...

    Authors: Murtaza Khan, Qari Muhammad Imran, Muhammad Shahid, Bong-Gyu Mun, Sang-Uk Lee, Muhammad Aaqil Khan, Adil Hussain, In-Jung Lee and Byung-Wook Yun

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2019 19:602

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  28. Light conditions significantly influence grape berry ripening and the accumulation of phenolic compounds, but the underlying molecular basis remains partially understood. Here, we applied integrated transcript...

    Authors: Run-Ze Sun, Guo Cheng, Qiang Li, Yan-Rong Zhu, Xue Zhang, Yu Wang, Yan-Nan He, Si-Yu Li, Lei He, Wu Chen, Qiu-Hong Pan, Chang-Qing Duan and Jun Wang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2019 19:583

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  29. Low temperature is one of the main environmental factors that limits crop growth, development, and production. Medicago falcata is an important leguminous herb that is widely distributed worldwide. M. falcata is ...

    Authors: Guowen Cui, Hua Chai, Hang Yin, Mei Yang, Guofu Hu, Mingying Guo, Rugeletu Yi and Pan Zhang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2019 19:575

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  30. Drought is one of the most serious factors limiting plant growth and production. Sheepgrass can adapt well to various adverse conditions, including drought. However, during germination, sheepgrass young seedli...

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

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2019 19:564

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  31. Jacalin-related lectins in plants are important in defense signaling and regulate growth, development, and response to abiotic stress. We characterized the function of a rice mannose-binding jacalin-related le...

    Authors: In Jung Jung, Joon-Woo Ahn, Sera Jung, Jung Eun Hwang, Min Jeong Hong, Hong-Il Choi and Jin-Baek Kim

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2019 19:561

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  32. In plants, ammonium metabolism is particularly important for converting absorbed nitrogen into amino acids. However, the molecular mechanism underlying this conversion remains largely unknown.

    Authors: Junyue Yao, Jin-Song Luo, Yan Xiao and Zhenhua Zhang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2019 19:557

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  33. Dodder (Cuscuta spp., Convolvulaceae) species are obligate leaf- and rootless parasites that totally depend on hosts to survive. Dodders naturally graft themselves to host stems to form vascular fusion, from whic...

    Authors: Yan Qin, Jingxiong Zhang, Christian Hettenhausen, Hui Liu, Shalan Li, Guojing Shen, Guoyan Cao and Jianqiang Wu

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2019 19:540

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  34. Nitrogen dioxide (NO2) triggers hypersensitive response (HR)-like cell death in Arabidopsis thaliana. A high-throughput mutant screen was established to identify genes involved in this type of programmed cell dea...

    Authors: Ulrike Frank, Susanne Kublik, Dörte Mayer, Marion Engel, Michael Schloter, Jörg Durner and Frank Gaupels

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2019 19:539

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  35. Elucidating the effect of source-sink relations on berry composition is of interest for wine grape production as it represents a mechanistic link between yield, photosynthetic capacity and wine quality. Howeve...

    Authors: Jason P. Smith, Everard J. Edwards, Amanda R. Walker, Julia C. Gouot, Celia Barril and Bruno P. Holzapfel

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2019 19:535

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  36. In plant science, the study of salinity tolerance is crucial to improving plant growth and productivity under saline conditions. Since quantile regression is a more robust, comprehensive and flexible method of...

    Authors: Gaurav Agarwal, Stephanie Saade, Mohammad Shahid, Mark Tester and Ying Sun

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2019 19:526

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  37. Intermittent dehydration caused by tidal changes is one of the most important abiotic factors that intertidal seaweeds must cope with in order to retain normal growth and reproduction. However, the underlying ...

    Authors: Shun Liu, Zi-Min Hu, Quansheng Zhang, Xiaoqi Yang, Alan T. Critchley and Delin Duan

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2019 19:516

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  38. Kelps (Laminariales, Phaeophyceae) are brown macroalgae of utmost ecological, and increasingly economic, importance on temperate to polar rocky shores. Omics approaches in brown algae are still scarce and know...

    Authors: Cátia Marina Machado Monteiro, Huiru Li, Kai Bischof, Inka Bartsch, Klaus Ulrich Valentin, Erwan Corre, Jonas Collén, Lars Harms, Gernot Glöckner and Sandra Heinrich

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2019 19:513

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  39. Copper (Cu) toxicity has become a potential threat for citrus production, but little is known about related mechanisms. This study aims to uncover the global landscape of mRNAs, long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs),...

    Authors: Xing-Zheng Fu, Xiao-Yong Zhang, Jie-Ya Qiu, Xue Zhou, Meng Yuan, Yi-Zhong He, Chang-Pin Chun, Li Cao, Li-Li Ling and Liang-Zhi Peng

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2019 19:509

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  40. The ubiquitous signaling molecule melatonin (N-acetyl-5-methoxytryptamine) (MT) plays vital roles in plant development and stress tolerance. Selenium (Se) may be phytotoxic at high concentrations. Interactions be...

    Authors: Zaid Ulhassan, Qian Huang, Rafaqat Ali Gill, Skhawat Ali, Theodore Mulembo Mwamba, Basharat Ali, Faiza Hina and Weijun Zhou

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2019 19:507

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  41. Ethylene-responsive factors (ERFs) play important roles in plant growth and development and the response to adverse environmental factors, including abiotic and biotic stresses.

    Authors: Meng-Jie Zhao, Li-Juan Yin, Ying Liu, Jian Ma, Jia-Cheng Zheng, Jin-Hao Lan, Jin-Dong Fu, Ming Chen, Zhao-Shi Xu and You-Zhi Ma

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2019 19:506

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  42. Celery is a widely cultivated vegetable abundant in ascorbate (AsA), a natural plant antioxidant capable of scavenging free radicals generated by abiotic stress in plants. Ascorbate peroxidase (APX) is a plant...

    Authors: Jie-Xia Liu, Kai Feng, Ao-Qi Duan, Hui Li, Qing-Qing Yang, Zhi-Sheng Xu and Ai-Sheng Xiong

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2019 19:488

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  43. Hazy weather significantly increase air pollution and affect light intensity which may also affect medicinal plants growth. Syringa oblata Lindl. (S. oblata), an effective anti-biofilm medicinal plants, is also v...

    Authors: Yan-Yan Liu, Xing-Ru Chen, Jin-Peng Wang, Wen-Qiang Cui, Xiao-Xu Xing, Xue-Ying Chen, Wen-Ya Ding, Bello-Onaghise God’spower, Nsabimana Eliphaz, Meng-Qing Sun and Yan-Hua Li

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2019 19:487

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  44. Salinity is one of the damaging abiotic stress factor. Proper management techniques have been proposed to considerably lower the intensity of salinity on crop growth and productivity. Therefore experiments wer...

    Authors: Mohammad Abass Ahanger, Cheng Qin, Naheeda Begum, Qi Maodong, Xu Xue Dong, Mohamed El-Esawi, Mohamed A. El-Sheikh, Abdulrahman A. Alatar and Lixin Zhang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2019 19:479

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  45. Limited data are available on the responses of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and methylglyoxal (MG) metabolisms to low pH in roots and leaves. In China, quite a few of Citrus are cultivated in acidic soils (pH < ...

    Authors: An Long, Wei-Lin Huang, Yi-Ping Qi, Lin-Tong Yang, Ning-Wei Lai, Jiu-Xin Guo and Li-Song Chen

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2019 19:477

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  46. Pyropia haitanensis, distributes in the intertidal zone, can tolerate water losses exceeding 90%. However, the mechanisms enabling P. haitanensis to survive harsh conditions remain uncharacterized. To elucidate t...

    Authors: Jianzhi Shi, Wenlei Wang, Yinghui Lin, Kai Xu, Yan Xu, Dehua Ji, Changsheng Chen and Chaotian Xie

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2019 19:475

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  47. Isocitrate lyase (ICL) is a key enzyme in the glyoxylate cycle. In a previous study in rice, the expression of the ICL-encoding gene (OsICL) was highly induced by salt stress and its expression was enhanced in tr...

    Authors: Worawat Yuenyong, Supaart Sirikantaramas, Li-Jia Qu and Teerapong Buaboocha

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2019 19:472

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  48. Soybean (Glycine max (L.)) is one the most important oil-yielding cash crops. However, the soybean production has been seriously restricted by salinization. It is therefore crucial to identify salt tolerance-rela...

    Authors: Tian-Jie Sun, Long Fan, Jun Yang, Ren-Zhi Cao, Chun-Yan Yang, Jie Zhang and Dong-Mei Wang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2019 19:469

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