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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. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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

    Content type: Methodology article

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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. 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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  30. 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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  31. 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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  32. 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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  33. 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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  34. Salicylic acid (SA) is a significant signaling molecule that induces rice resistance against pathogen invasion. Protein phosphorylation carries out an important regulatory function in plant defense responses, ...

    Authors: Ranran Sun, Shiwen Qin, Tong Zhang, Zhenzhong Wang, Huaping Li, Yunfeng Li and Yanfang Nie

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2019 19:454

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  35. The plant-specific homeodomain-leucine zipper class IV (HD-ZIP IV) gene family has been involved in the regulation of epidermal development.

    Authors: Hongying Zhang, Xudong Ma, Wenjiao Li, Dexin Niu, Zhaojun Wang, Xiaoxiao Yan, Xinling Yang, Yongfeng Yang and Hong Cui

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2019 19:444

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  36. Developing Medicago sativa L. (alfalfa) cultivars tolerant to drought is critical for the crop’s sustainable production. miR156 regulates various plant biological functions by silencing SQUAMOSA-PROMOTER BINDING ...

    Authors: Biruk A. Feyissa, Muhammad Arshad, Margaret Y. Gruber, Susanne E. Kohalmi and Abdelali Hannoufa

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2019 19:434

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  37. Salicornia europaea, a succulent obligatory halophyte is the most salt-tolerant plant species in the world. It survives salt concentrations of more than 1 M. Therefore, it is a suitable model plant to identify ge...

    Authors: Bliss Ursula Furtado, Istvan Nagy, Torben Asp, Jarosław Tyburski, Monika Skorupa, Marcin Gołębiewski, Piotr Hulisz and Katarzyna Hrynkiewicz

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2019 19:427

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  38. Eruca vesicaria subsp. sativa is one of the Cruciferae species most tolerant to drought stress. In our previous study some extremely drought-tolerant/sensitive Eruca lines were obtained. However little is known a...

    Authors: Bang-Lian Huang, Xuan Li, Pei Liu, Lan Ma, Wenhua Wu, Xuekun Zhang, Zaiyun Li and Bangquan Huang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2019 19:419

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  39. 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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  40. 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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  41. 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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  42. 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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  43. 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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  44. 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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  45. 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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  46. 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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  47. 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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  48. 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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