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Plant-abiotic interactions

This section considers studies in the interactions between plants and their physical environment including both beneficial and deleterious interactions.

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  1. The cuticle is a hydrophobic barrier located at the aerial surface of all terrestrial plants. Recent studies performed on model plants, such as Arabidopsis thaliana, have suggested that the cuticle may be involve...

    Authors: Grégoire Le Provost, Frédéric Domergue, Céline Lalanne, Patricio Ramos Campos, Antoine Grosbois, Didier Bert, Céline Meredieu, Frédéric Danjon, Christophe Plomion and Jean-Marc Gion

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2013 13:95

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  2. Ammopiptanthus mongolicus is the only evergreen broadleaf shrub in the northwest desert of China, which can survive long-term aridity and extremely cold environments. In order to understand the genetic mechanisms...

    Authors: Meiqin Liu, Jing Shi and Cunfu Lu

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2013 13:88

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  3. ANGUSTIFOLIA (AN), one of the CtBP family proteins, plays a major role in microtubule-dependent cell morphogenesis. Microarray analysis of mammalian AN homologs suggests that AN might function as a transcripti...

    Authors: Emma W Gachomo, Jose C Jimenez-Lopez, Sarah R Smith, Anthony B Cooksey, Oteri M Oghoghomeh, Nicholas Johnson, Lamine Baba-Moussa and Simeon O Kotchoni

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2013 13:79

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  4. Cold acclimation in woody perennials is a metabolically intensive process, but coincides with environmental conditions that are not conducive to the generation of energy through photosynthesis. While the negat...

    Authors: Eva Collakova, Curtis Klumas, Haktan Suren, Elijah Myers, Lenwood S Heath, Jason A Holliday and Ruth Grene

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2013 13:72

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  5. Medicago truncatula Gaertn. (barrel medic) is cultivated as a pasture legume for its high protein content and ability to improve soils through nitrogen fixation. Toxic concentrations of the micronutrient Boron (B...

    Authors: Paul Bogacki, David M Peck, Ramakrishnan M Nair, Jake Howie and Klaus H Oldach

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2013 13:54

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  6. Cabernet Sauvignon grapevines were exposed to a progressive, increasing water defict over 16 days. Shoot elongation and photosynthesis were measured for physiological responses to water deficit. The effect of ...

    Authors: Grant R Cramer, Steve C Van Sluyter, Daniel W Hopper, Dana Pascovici, Tim Keighley and Paul A Haynes

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2013 13:49

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  7. Over 200 published studies of more than 30 plant species have reported a role for miRNAs in regulating responses to abiotic stresses. However, data from these individual reports has not been collected into a s...

    Authors: Shihua Zhang, Yi Yue, Liang Sheng, Yunzhi Wu, Guohua Fan, Ao Li, Xiaoyi Hu, Mingzhu ShangGuan and Chaoling Wei

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2013 13:33

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  8. Cultivated rice species (Oryza sativa L. and O. glaberrima Steud.) are generally considered among the crop species most sensitive to salt stress. A handful of lines are known to be tolerant, and a small number of...

    Authors: John Damien Platten, James A Egdane and Abdelbagi M Ismail

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2013 13:32

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  9. The selective removal of grapevine leaves around berry clusters can improve the quality of ripening fruits by influencing parameters such as the berry sugar and anthocyanin content at harvest. The outcome depe...

    Authors: Chiara Pastore, Sara Zenoni, Marianna Fasoli, Mario Pezzotti, Giovanni Battista Tornielli and Ilaria Filippetti

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2013 13:30

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  10. TIFY is a large plant-specific transcription factor gene family. A subgroup of TIFY genes named JAZ (Jasmonate-ZIM domain) has been identified as repressors of jasmonate (JA)-regulated transcription in Arabidopsi...

    Authors: Rosaura Aparicio-Fabre, Gabriel Guillén, Montserrat Loredo, Jesús Arellano, Oswaldo Valdés-López, Mario Ramírez, Luis P Íñiguez, Dario Panzeri, Bianca Castiglioni, Paola Cremonesi, Francesco Strozzi, Alessandra Stella, Lourdes Girard, Francesca Sparvoli and Georgina Hernández

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2013 13:26

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  11. The decline in industrial emissions of sulphur (S) has led to a sulphate depletion in soil resulting in an alteration of crop performance. In oilseed rape, an S deficiency dramatically reduced the seed yield a...

    Authors: Philippe D’Hooghe, Sacha Escamez, Jacques Trouverie and Jean-Christophe Avice

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2013 13:23

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  12. SKIP is a transcription cofactor in many eukaryotes. It can regulate plant stress tolerance in rice and Arabidopsis. But the homolog of SKIP protein in soybean has been not reported up to now.

    Authors: Yanwei Zhang, Lin Zhao, Haiyan Li, Yang Gao, Yongguang Li, Xiaoxia Wu, Weili Teng, Yingpeng Han, Xue Zhao and Wenbin Li

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2013 13:21

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  13. Arabidopsis plants were grown on the International Space Station within specialized hardware that combined a plant growth habitat with a camera system that can capture images at regular intervals of growth. Th...

    Authors: Anna-Lisa Paul, Claire E Amalfitano and Robert J Ferl

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2012 12:232

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  14. Gravity has major effects on both the form and overall length of root growth. Numerous papers have documented these effects (over 300 publications in the last 5 years), the most well-studied being gravitropism...

    Authors: Stanley J Roux

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2012 12:231

    Content type: Commentary

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  15. The plant tolerance mechanisms to low temperature have been studied extensively in the model plant Arabidopsis at the transcriptional level. However, few studies were carried out in plants with strong inherite...

    Authors: Zhiguang Zhao, Lingling Tan, Chunyan Dang, Hua Zhang, Qingbai Wu and Lizhe An

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2012 12:222

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  16. The rise of high mountain chains is widely seen as one of the factors driving rapid diversification of land plants and the formation of biodiversity hotspots. Supporting evidence was reported for the impact of...

    Authors: Li Wang, Harald Schneider, Xian-Chun Zhang and Qiao-Ping Xiang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2012 12:210

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  17. The micropropagation is a powerful tool to scale up plants of economical and agronomical importance, enhancing crop productivity. However, a small but growing body of evidence suggests that epigenetic mechanis...

    Authors: Clelia De-la-Peña, Geovanny Nic-Can, Gabriel Ojeda, José L Herrera-Herrera, Adolfo López-Torres, Kazimierz Wrobel and Manuel L Robert-Díaz

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2012 12:203

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  18. It is well known that salt stress has different effects on old and young tissues. However, it remains largely unexplored whether old and young tissues have different regulatory mechanism during adaptation of p...

    Authors: Huan Wang, Meishan Zhang, Rui Guo, Decheng Shi, Bao Liu, Xiuyun Lin and Chunwu Yang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2012 12:194

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  19. Soil salinity adversely affects plant growth and development and disturbs intracellular ion homeostasis resulting cellular toxicity. The Salt Overly Sensitive 1 (SOS1) gene encodes a plasma membrane Na+/H+ antipo...

    Authors: Narendra Singh Yadav, Pushp Sheel Shukla, Anupama Jha, Pradeep K Agarwal and Bhavanath Jha

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2012 12:188

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  20. Thellungiella salsuginea is an important model plant due to its natural tolerance to abiotic stresses including salt, cold, and water deficits. Microarray and metabolite profiling have shown that Thellungiella un...

    Authors: David R Guevara, Marc J Champigny, Ashley Tattersall, Jeff Dedrick, Chui E Wong, Yong Li, Aurelie Labbe, Chien-Lu Ping, Yanxiang Wang, Paulo Nuin, G Brian Golding, Brian E McCarry, Peter S Summers, Barbara A Moffatt and Elizabeth A Weretilnyk

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2012 12:175

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  21. Grapes are a major fruit crop around the world. Heat stress can significantly reduce grape yield and quality. Changes at the molecular level in response to heat stress and subsequent recovery are poorly unders...

    Authors: Guo-Tian Liu, Jun-Fang Wang, Grant Cramer, Zhan-Wu Dai, Wei Duan, Hong-Guo Xu, Ben-Hong Wu, Pei-Ge Fan, Li-Jun Wang and Shao-Hua Li

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2012 12:174

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  22. Maternal effects may influence a range of seed traits simultaneously and are likely to be context-dependent. Disentangling the interactions of plant phenotype and growth environment on various seed traits is i...

    Authors: Lei Wang, Jerry M Baskin, Carol C Baskin, J Hans C Cornelissen, Ming Dong and Zhenying Huang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2012 12:170

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  23. Mitogen activated protein kinase (MAPK) cascade is an important signaling cascade that operates in stress signal transduction in plants. The biologically active monoterpenoid indole alkaloids (MIA) produced in Ca...

    Authors: Susheel Kumar Raina, Dhammaprakash Pandhari Wankhede, Monika Jaggi, Pallavi Singh, Siddhi Kashinath Jalmi, Badmi Raghuram, Arsheed Hussain Sheikh and Alok Krishna Sinha

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2012 12:134

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  24. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are small RNA molecules that play important regulatory roles in plant development and stress responses. Identification of stress-regulated miRNAs is crucial for understanding how plants resp...

    Authors: Blanca E Barrera-Figueroa, Lei Gao, Zhigang Wu, Xuefeng Zhou, Jianhua Zhu, Hailing Jin, Renyi Liu and Jian-Kang Zhu

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2012 12:132

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  25. Thellungiella has been proposed as an extremophile alternative to Arabidopsis to investigate environmental stress tolerance. However, Arabidopsis accessions show large natural variation in their freezing toleranc...

    Authors: Yang Ping Lee, Alexei Babakov, Bert de Boer, Ellen Zuther and Dirk K Hincha

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2012 12:131

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  26. Little is known about the potential of Brachypodium distachyon as a model for low temperature stress responses in Pooideae. The ice recrystallization inhibition protein (IRIP) genes, fructosyltransferase (FST) ge...

    Authors: Chuan Li, Heidi Rudi, Eric J Stockinger, Hongmei Cheng, Moju Cao, Samuel E Fox, Todd C Mockler, Bjørge Westereng, Siri Fjellheim, Odd Arne Rognli and Simen R Sandve

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2012 12:65

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  27. Over application of phosphate fertilizers in modern agriculture contaminates waterways and disrupts natural ecosystems. Nevertheless, this is a common practice among farmers, especially in developing countries...

    Authors: Jongchan Woo, Cameron Ross MacPherson, Jun Liu, Huan Wang, Takatoshi Kiba, Matthew A Hannah, Xiu-Jie Wang, Vladimir B Bajic and Nam-Hai Chua

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2012 12:62

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  28. Mechanosensing and its downstream responses are speculated to involve sensory complexes containing Ca2+-permeable mechanosensitive channels. On recognizing osmotic signals, plant cells initiate activation of a wi...

    Authors: Takamitsu Kurusu, Daisuke Nishikawa, Yukari Yamazaki, Mariko Gotoh, Masataka Nakano, Haruyasu Hamada, Takuya Yamanaka, Kazuko Iida, Yuko Nakagawa, Hikaru Saji, Kazuo Shinozaki, Hidetoshi Iida and Kazuyuki Kuchitsu

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2012 12:11

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  29. Identification of genes underlying drought tolerance (DT) quantitative trait loci (QTLs) will facilitate understanding of molecular mechanisms of drought tolerance, and also will accelerate genetic improvement...

    Authors: Deepmala Sehgal, Vengaldas Rajaram, Ian Peter Armstead, Vincent Vadez, Yash Pal Yadav, Charles Thomas Hash and Rattan Singh Yadav

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2012 12:9

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  30. Recent reports suggest that vitamin B1 (thiamine) participates in the processes underlying plant adaptations to certain types of abiotic and biotic stress, mainly oxidative stress. Most of the genes coding for en...

    Authors: Maria Rapala-Kozik, Natalia Wolak, Marta Kujda and Agnieszka K Banas

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2012 12:2

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  31. Plant roots are important organs to uptake soil water and nutrients, perceiving and transducing of soil water deficit signals to shoot. The current knowledge of drought stress transcriptomes in rice are mostly...

    Authors: Ali Moumeni, Kouji Satoh, Hiroaki Kondoh, Takayuki Asano, Aeni Hosaka, Ramiah Venuprasad, Rachid Serraj, Arvind Kumar, Hei Leung and Shoshi Kikuchi

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2011 11:174

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  32. Rice is a major source of dietary intake of cadmium (Cd) for populations that consume rice as a staple food. Understanding how Cd is transported into grains through the whole plant body is necessary for reduci...

    Authors: Satoru Ishikawa, Nobuo Suzui, Sayuri Ito-Tanabata, Satomi Ishii, Masato Igura, Tadashi Abe, Masato Kuramata, Naoki Kawachi and Shu Fujimaki

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2011 11:172

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  33. Plants involved in highly complex and well-coordinated systems have evolved a considerable degree of developmental plasticity, thus minimizing the damage caused by stress. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) have recently emer...

    Authors: Haiyan Li, Yuanyuan Dong, Hailong Yin, Nan Wang, Jing Yang, Xiuming Liu, Yanfang Wang, Jinyu Wu and Xiaokun Li

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2011 11:170

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  34. Understanding the adaptation of cereals to environmental conditions is one of the key areas in which plant science can contribute to tackling challenges presented by climate change. Temperature and day length ...

    Authors: M Cristina Casao, Ildiko Karsai, Ernesto Igartua, M Pilar Gracia, Otto Veisz and Ana M Casas

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2011 11:164

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  35. The natural environment for plants is composed of a complex set of abiotic stresses and biotic stresses. Plant responses to these stresses are equally complex. Systems biology approaches facilitate a multi-tar...

    Authors: Grant R Cramer, Kaoru Urano, Serge Delrot, Mario Pezzotti and Kazuo Shinozaki

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2011 11:163

    Content type: Review

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  36. Frost is an important abiotic stress that limits cereal production in the temperate zone. As the most frost tolerant small grain cereal, rye (Secale cereale L.) is an ideal cereal model for investigating the gene...

    Authors: Yongle Li, Andreas Böck, Grit Haseneyer, Viktor Korzun, Peer Wilde, Chris-Carolin Schön, Donna P Ankerst and Eva Bauer

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2011 11:146

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  37. Under drought, plants accumulate the signaling hormone abscisic acid (ABA), which induces the rapid closure of stomatal pores to prevent water loss. This event is trigged by a series of signals produced inside...

    Authors: Massimo Galbiati, José Tomás Matus, Priscilla Francia, Fabio Rusconi, Paola Cañón, Consuelo Medina, Lucio Conti, Eleonora Cominelli, Chiara Tonelli and Patricio Arce-Johnson

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2011 11:142

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  38. The endoplasmic reticulum (ER) is a major signaling organelle, which integrates a variety of responses against physiological stresses. In plants, one such stress-integrating response is the N-rich protein (NRP...

    Authors: Jerusa AQA Faria, Pedro AB Reis, Marco TB Reis, Gustavo L Rosado, Guilherme L Pinheiro, Giselle C Mendes and Elizabeth PB Fontes

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2011 11:129

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  39. The translocator protein 18 kDa (TSPO), previously known as the peripheral-type benzodiazepine receptor (PBR), is important for many cellular functions in mammals and bacteria, such as steroid biosynthesis, ce...

    Authors: Emilia Balsemão-Pires, Yvon Jaillais, Bradley JSC Olson, Leonardo R Andrade, James G Umen, Joanne Chory and Gilberto Sachetto-Martins

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2011 11:108

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  40. Eukaryotic DNA methylation is one of the most studied epigenetic processes, as it results in a direct and heritable covalent modification triggered by external stimuli. In contrast to mammals, plant DNA methyl...

    Authors: Rodrigo M González, Martiniano M Ricardi and Norberto D Iusem

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2011 11:94

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  41. Abiotic stresses, such as water deficit and soil salinity, result in changes in physiology, nutrient use, and vegetative growth in vines, and ultimately, yield and flavor in berries of wine grape, Vitis vinifera ...

    Authors: Richard L Tillett, Ali Ergül, Rebecca L Albion, Karen A Schlauch, Grant R Cramer and John C Cushman

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2011 11:86

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  42. In higher plants, the inhibition of photosynthetic capacity under drought is attributable to stomatal and non-stomatal (i.e., photochemical and biochemical) effects. In particular, a disruption of photosynthet...

    Authors: Pierre Marraccini, Luciana P Freire, Gabriel SC Alves, Natalia G Vieira, Felipe Vinecky, Sonia Elbelt, Humberto JO Ramos, Christophe Montagnon, Luiz GE Vieira, Thierry Leroy, David Pot, Vânia A Silva, Gustavo C Rodrigues and Alan C Andrade

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2011 11:85

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