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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. Hypoxia causes injury and yield loss. Soil aeration has been reported to accelerate the growth of plants and increase crop yield. The aim of this study was to examine growth response of greenhouse-produced mus...

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

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:141

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  2. Nanoparticle causes soil pollution, which affected plant development and then resulted in biomass decreased, especially in crops. However, little is known how sodium nanoparticles affect wheat root development...

    Authors: Yunfei Wu, Wangmenghan Peng, Zhaodi Dong, Qiuqing Jiang, Xurun Yu, Gang Chen and Fei Xiong

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:140

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  3. Response and adaptation strategies of plants to the environment have always been the core issues in ecological research. So far, relatively little study exists on its functional traits responses to warming, es...

    Authors: Jiyou Zhu, Hua Zhu, Yujuan Cao, Jinhang Li, Qiuyu Zhu, Jiangming Yao and Chengyang Xu

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:139

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  4. Beta vulgaris L. is one of the main sugar-producing crop species and is highly adaptable to saline soil. This study explored the alterations to the carbon and nitrogen metabolism mechanisms enabling the roots of ...

    Authors: Lei Liu, Bin Wang, Dan Liu, Chunlei Zou, Peiran Wu, Ziyang Wang, Yubo Wang and Caifeng Li

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:138

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  5. Arsenic toxicity induces a range of metabolic responses in plants, including DNA methylation. The focus of this paper was on the relationship between As-induced stress and plant senescence in the hyperaccumula...

    Authors: Veronika Zemanová, Marek Popov, Daniela Pavlíková, Pavel Kotrba, František Hnilička, Jana Česká and Milan Pavlík

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:130

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  6. SNF-related Kinase 1 (SnRK1) is a key component of the cell signaling network. SnRK1 is known to respond to a wide variety of stresses, but its exact role in salt stress response and tolerance is still largely...

    Authors: Wen-Ru Wang, Jia-Hui Liang, Gui-Fang Wang, Mao-Xiang Sun, Fu-Tian Peng and Yuan-Song Xiao

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:128

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  7. Soybean developing seed is susceptible to high temperature and humidity (HTH) stress in the field, resulting in vigor reduction. Actually, the HTH in the field during soybean seed growth and development would ...

    Authors: Jiaping Wei, Xiaolin Liu, Linzhi Li, Haihong Zhao, Sushuang Liu, Xingwang Yu, Yingzi Shen, Yali Zhou, Yajing Zhu, Yingjie Shu and Hao Ma

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:127

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  8. The function of 4-coumarate-CoA ligases (4CL) under abiotic stresses has been studied in plants, however, limited is known about the 4CL genes in cotton (G. hirsutum L.) and their roles in response to drought str...

    Authors: Shi-Chao Sun, Xian-Peng Xiong, Xiao-Li Zhang, Hong-Jie Feng, Qian-Hao Zhu, Jie Sun and Yan-Jun Li

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:125

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  9. Crop productivity is challenged by abiotic stresses, among which drought stress is the most common. NF-Y genes, especially NF-YA genes, regulate tolerance to abiotic stress.

    Authors: Xiao-Jun Ma, Tai-Fei Yu, Xiao-Hui Li, Xin-You Cao, Jian Ma, Jun Chen, Yong-Bin Zhou, Ming Chen, You-Zhi Ma, Jun-Hua Zhang and Zhao-Shi Xu

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:123

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  10. In Arabidopsis, the aluminum (Al) exclusion mechanism is mainly facilitated by ALMT1-mediated malate exudation and MATE-mediated citrate releases from the root. Recently, we have demonstrated that coordinated fun...

    Authors: Yuqi Wang, Wancong Yu, Yu Cao, Yanfei Cai, Sangbom M. Lyi, Weiwei Wu, Yan Kang, Cuiyue Liang and Jiping Liu

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:122

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  11. Areas with saline soils are sparsely populated and have fragile ecosystems, which severely restricts the sustainable development of local economies. Zoysia grasses are recognized as excellent warm-season turfgras...

    Authors: Jingjing Wang, Cong An, Hailin Guo, Xiangyang Yang, Jingbo Chen, Junqin Zong, Jianjian Li and Jianxiu Liu

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:114

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  12. Sand burial plays an irreplaceable and unique role in the growth and distribution of vegetation on the Shell Dike Island in the Yellow River Delta. There are still some unknown on the effects of sand burial on...

    Authors: Tian Li, Jingkuan Sun, Hongjun Yang, Jingtao Liu, Jiangbao Xia and Pengshuai Shao

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:112

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  13. Both drought and heat stress are serious global problems, leading to agricultural production loss. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) play important roles in plant species responding to individual drought and heat stress. How...

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

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:107

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  14. Fenclorim (Fen) can effectively protect rice from pretilachlor (Pre) injury, but its effects on rice have not been formally evaluated; thus, the Fen mode of action for alleviating the phytotoxicity caused by P...

    Authors: Lifeng Hu, Ying Yao, Ruwen Cai, Lang Pan, Kailin Liu and Lianyang Bai

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:100

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  15. Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) play important roles in the regulation of plant responses to environmental stress by acting as essential regulators of gene expression. However, whether and how lncRNAs are invol...

    Authors: Mingui Zhao, Tianzuo Wang, Tianyang Sun, Xiaoxi Yu, Rui Tian and Wen-Hao Zhang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:99

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  16. The perturbance of chloroplast proteins is a major cause of photosynthesis inhibition under drought stress. The exogenous application of 5-aminolevulinic acid (ALA) mitigates the damage caused by drought stres...

    Authors: Yuexia Wang, Xiaoyan Li, Nana Liu, Shimei Wei, Jianan Wang, Fujun Qin and Biao Suo

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:96

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  17. The shade represents one of the major environmental limitations for turfgrass growth. Shade influences plant growth and alters plant metabolism, yet little is known about how shade affects the structure of rhi...

    Authors: Juanjuan Fu, Yilan Luo, Pengyue Sun, Jinzhu Gao, Donghao Zhao, Peizhi Yang and Tianming Hu

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:92

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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. 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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  30. 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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  31. 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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  32. 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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  33. 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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  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. 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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  37. 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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  38. 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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  39. 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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  40. 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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  41. 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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  42. 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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  43. 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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  44. 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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  45. 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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  46. 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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  47. 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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  48. 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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