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Plant-abiotic interactions

Section edited by Grant Cramer

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

    Stomata are micropores surrounded by pairs of guard cells, and their opening is finely controlled to balance water vapor loss as transpiration and CO2 absorption for photosynthesis. The regulatory signaling netwo...

    Authors: Jian-Lin Shen, Chun-Long Li, Mei Wang, Li-Long He, Min-Yan Lin, Dong-Hua Chen and Wei Zhang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:217

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Arsenic is an important contaminant of many arable soils worldwide, while silicon, one of the most abundant elements in the earth’s crust, interacts with As in the context of plant metabolism. As toxicity resu...

    Authors: Marta Marmiroli, Francesca Mussi, Davide Imperiale and Nelson Marmiroli

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:210

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    Heat stress is one of the most crucial environmental factors, which reduces crop yield worldwide. In plants, the MYB family is one of the largest families of transcription factors (TFs). Although some wheat st...

    Authors: Yue Zhao, Xuejun Tian, Fei Wang, Liyuan Zhang, Mingming Xin, Zhaorong Hu, Yingyin Yao, Zhongfu Ni, Qixin Sun and Huiru Peng

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:208

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  4. Content type: Research article

    The migration of cadmium (Cd) from contaminated soil to rice is a cause for concern. However, the molecular mechanism underlying the response of rice roots to various Cd stresses remains to be clarified from t...

    Authors: Mingpu Tan, Dan Cheng, Yuening Yang, Guoqiang Zhang, Mengjie Qin, Jun Chen, Yahua Chen and Mingyi Jiang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:194

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Plum pox virus (PPV), agent of Sharka disease, is the most important quarantine pathogen of peach (P. persica L. Batsch). Extensive evaluation of peach germplasm has highlighted the la...

    Authors: Marco Cirilli, Laura Rossini, Filippo Geuna, Francesco Palmisano, Angelantonio Minafra, Tiziana Castrignanò, Stefano Gattolin, Angelo Ciacciulli, Anna Rosa Babini, Alessandro Liverani and Daniele Bassi

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:192

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  6. Content type: Research article

    P2- type calcium ATPases (ACAs-auto inhibited calcium ATPases and ECAs-endoplasmic reticulum calcium ATPases) belong to the P- type ATPase family of active membrane transporters and are significantly involved in ...

    Authors: Roohi Aslam, Lorraine E. Williams, Muhammad Faraz Bhatti and Nasar Virk

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:174

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Drought stress during grain development causes significant yield loss in cereal production. The phosphorylated modification of starch granule-binding proteins (SGBPs) is an important mechanism regulating wheat...

    Authors: Guan-Xing Chen, Shou-Min Zhen, Yan-Lin Liu, Xing Yan, Ming Zhang and Yue-Ming Yan

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:168

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Phoma macdonaldii has been reported as the causal agent of black stem disease (BS) and premature ripening (PR) on sunflower. PR is considered as the most widespread and detrimental dis...

    Authors: Amandine Bordat, Gwenaëlle Marchand, Nicolas B. Langlade, Nicolas Pouilly, Stéphane Muños, Grégory Dechamp-Guillaume, Patrick Vincourt and Emmanuelle Bret-Mestries

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:167

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  9. Content type: Research article

    The coordination between nitrogen (N) and sulfur (S) assimilation is required to suitably provide plants with organic compounds essential for their development and growth. The N source induces the adaptation o...

    Authors: Inmaculada Coleto, Marlon de la Peña, Jon Rodríguez-Escalante, Iraide Bejarano, Gaëtan Glauser, Pedro M. Aparicio-Tejo, M. Begoña González-Moro and Daniel Marino

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:157

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Pseudostellaria heterophylla (P. heterophylla), a herbaceous perennial, belongs to Caryophyllaceae family and is one of the Chinese herbal medicine with high pharmacodynamic value. It ...

    Authors: Xianjin Qin, Hongmiao Wu, Jun Chen, Linkun Wu, Sheng Lin, Muhammad Umar Khan, Mohammad Reza Boorboori and Wenxiong Lin

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:155

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Lysin motif (LysM)-containing proteins are important pattern recognition receptors (PRRs) in plants, which function in the perception of microbe-associated molecular patterns (MAMPs) and in the defense against...

    Authors: Jun Xu, Guilin Wang, Jing Wang, Yongqing Li, Liangliang Tian, Xinyu Wang and Wangzhen Guo

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:148

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  12. Content type: Research article

    The Arabidopsis ERFIb / RAP2.4 transcription factor family consists of eight members with highly conserved DNA binding domains. Selected members have been characterized individually, but a systematic compariso...

    Authors: Radoslaw Rudnik, Jote Tafese Bulcha, Elena Reifschneider, Ulrike Ellersiek and Margarete Baier

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:144

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  13. Content type: Research article

    MYB transcription factors (TFs) are one of the largest families of TFs in higher plants and are involved in diverse biological, functional, and structural processes. Previously, very few functional validation ...

    Authors: Hamama Islam Butt, Zhaoen Yang, Qian Gong, Eryong Chen, Xioaqian Wang, Ge Zhao, Xiaoyang Ge, Xueyan Zhang and Fuguang Li

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:142

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Sweetpotato (Ipomoea batatas [L.] Lam) is suitable for growth on marginal lands due to its abiotic stress tolerance. However, severe environmental conditions including low temperature pose a serious threat to the...

    Authors: Chang Yoon Ji, Rong Jin, Zhen Xu, Ho Soo Kim, Chan-Ju Lee, Le Kang, So-Eun Kim, Hyeong-Un Lee, Joon Seol Lee, Chang Ho Kang, Yong Hun Chi, Sang Yeol Lee, Yiping Xie, Hongmin Li, Daifu Ma and Sang-Soo Kwak

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:139

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Microbial volatiles play an expedient role in the agricultural ecological system by enhancing plant growth and inducing systemic resistance against plant pathogens, without causing hazardous effects on the env...

    Authors: Hafiz Abdul Samad Tahir, Qin Gu, Huijun Wu, Waseem Raza, Asma Safdar, Ziyang Huang, Faheem Uddin Rajer and Xuewen Gao

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:133

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Proton stress and aluminum (Al) toxicity are major constraints limiting crop growth and yields on acid soils (pH < 5). In Arabidopsis, STOP1 is a master transcription factor that controls the expression of a set ...

    Authors: Fei Jiang, Tao Wang, Yuqi Wang, Leon V. Kochian, Fang Chen and Jiping Liu

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:128

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Elevated temperature and reduced water availability are frequently linked abiotic stresses that may provoke distinct as well as interacting molecular responses. Based on non-targeted metabolomic and transcript...

    Authors: Elisabeth Georgii, Ming Jin, Jin Zhao, Basem Kanawati, Philippe Schmitt-Kopplin, Andreas Albert, J. Barbro Winkler and Anton R. Schäffner

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:120

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Global increase in ambient temperatures constitute a significant challenge to wild and cultivated plant species. Forward genetic analyses of individual temperature-responsive traits have resulted in the identi...

    Authors: Carla Ibañez, Yvonne Poeschl, Tom Peterson, Julia Bellstädt, Kathrin Denk, Andreas Gogol-Döring, Marcel Quint and Carolin Delker

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:114

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  19. Content type: Research article

    While most water loss from leaf surfaces occurs via stomata, part of this loss also occurs through the leaf cuticle, even when the stomata are fully closed. This component, termed residual transpiration, domin...

    Authors: Md. Hasanuzzaman, Noel W. Davies, Lana Shabala, Meixue Zhou, Tim J. Brodribb and Sergey Shabala

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:107

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Plants exposed to environmental stresses draw upon many genetic and epigenetic strategies, with the former sometimes modulated by the latter. This can help the plant, and its immediate progeny, at least, to be...

    Authors: Ramswaroop Saini, Amit Kumar Singh, Shanmuhapreya Dhanapal, Thoufeequl Hakeem Saeed, Geoffrey J. Hyde and Ramamurthy Baskar

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:103

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Sinapic acid and its esters have broad functions in different stages of seed germination and plant development and are thought to play a role in protecting against ultraviolet irradiation. To better understand...

    Authors: Baodi Bi, Jingliang Tang, Shuang Han, Jinggong Guo and Yuchen Miao

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:99

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Improving the salt tolerance of direct-seeding rice at the seed germination stage is a major breeding goal in many Asian rice-growing countries, where seedlings must often establish in soils with a high salt c...

    Authors: Yingyao Shi, Lingling Gao, Zhichao Wu, Xiaojing Zhang, Mingming Wang, Congshun Zhang, Fan Zhang, Yongli Zhou and Zhikang Li

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:92

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  23. Content type: Research article

    The plant cuticle is the outermost layer covering aerial tissues and is composed of cutin and waxes. The cuticle plays an important role in protection from environmental stresses and glaucousness, the bluish-w...

    Authors: Huihui Bi, Nataliya Kovalchuk, Peter Langridge, Penny J. Tricker, Sergiy Lopato and Nikolai Borisjuk

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:85

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Superficial scald is a physiological disorder of apple fruit characterized by sunken, necrotic lesions appearing after prolonged cold storage, although initial injury occurs much earlier in the storage period.

    Authors: Nigel E. Gapper, Maarten L. A. T. M. Hertog, Jinwook Lee, David A. Buchanan, Rachel S. Leisso, Zhangjun Fei, Guiqin Qu, James J. Giovannoni, Jason W. Johnston, Robert J. Schaffer, Bart M. Nicolaï, James P. Mattheis, Christopher B. Watkins and David R. Rudell

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:77

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  25. Content type: Methodology article

    We present a new methylation-sensitive amplified polymorphism (MSAP) approach for the evaluation of relative quantitative characteristics such as demethylation, de novo methylation, and preservation of methyla...

    Authors: Piotr T. Bednarek, Renata Orłowska and Agnieszka Niedziela

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:79

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  26. Content type: Research article

    Black carrots (Daucus carota ssp. sativus var. atrorubens Alef.) constitute a valuable source of anthocyanins, which are used as natural red, blue and purple food colourants. Anthocyanins and phenolic compounds a...

    Authors: Gregorio Barba-Espín, Stephan Glied, Christoph Crocoll, Tsaneta Dzhanfezova, Bjarne Joernsgaard, Finn Okkels, Henrik Lütken and Renate Müller

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:70

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  27. Content type: Research article

    Understanding the response of resurrection angiosperms to dehydration and rehydration is critical for deciphering the mechanisms of how plants cope with the rigors of water loss from their vegetative tissues. ...

    Authors: Abou Yobi, Karen A. Schlauch, Richard L. Tillett, Won C. Yim, Catherine Espinoza, Bernard W. M. Wone, John C. Cushman and Melvin J. Oliver

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:67

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  28. Content type: Research article

    Rosea1 (Ros1) and Delila (Del) co-expression controls anthocyanin accumulation in snapdragon flowers, while their overexpression in tomato strongly induces anthocyanin accumulation. However, little data exist on ...

    Authors: Aung Htay Naing, Kyeung Il Park, Trinh Ngoc Ai, Mi Young Chung, Jeung Sul Han, Young-Wha Kang, Ki Byung Lim and Chang Kil Kim

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:65

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  29. Content type: Research article

    Plants are oftentimes exposed to many types of abiotic stresses. Drought is one of the main environmental stresses which limits plant growth, distribution and crop yield worldwide. Amygdalus mira (Koehne) Yü et L...

    Authors: Yuan Cao, Qiuxiang Luo, Yan Tian and Fanjuan Meng

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:53

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  30. Content type: Research article

    Flower opening is an important process in the life cycle of flowering plants and is influenced by various endogenous and environmental factors. Our previous work demonstrated that rose (Rosa hybrida) flowers are ...

    Authors: Jiwei Chen, Qian Zhang, Qigang Wang, Ming Feng, Yang Li, Yonglu Meng, Yi Zhang, Guoqin Liu, Zhimin Ma, Hongzhi Wu, Junping Gao and Nan Ma

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:51

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  31. Content type: Research article

    Proper regulation of nuclear-encoded, organelle-targeted genes is crucial for plastid and mitochondrial function. Among these genes, MutS Homolog 1 (MSH1) is notable for generating an assortment of mutant phenoty...

    Authors: Mon-Ray Shao, Sunil Kumar Kenchanmane Raju, John D. Laurie, Robersy Sanchez and Sally A. Mackenzie

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:47

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  32. Content type: Research article

    Plants can respond to insect attack via defense mechanisms that reduce insect performance. In this study, we examined the effects of several treatments applied to two maize genotypes (one resistant, one suscep...

    Authors: Rogelio Santiago, Ana Cao, Ana Butrón, Ana López-Malvar, Víctor M. Rodríguez, Germán V. Sandoya and Rosa A. Malvar

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:44

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  33. Content type: Research article

    Drought is a major constraint for plant growth and crop productivity that is receiving an increased attention due to global climate changes. Chloroplasts act as environmental sensors, however, only partial inf...

    Authors: Rachele Tamburino, Monica Vitale, Alessandra Ruggiero, Mauro Sassi, Lorenza Sannino, Simona Arena, Antonello Costa, Giorgia Batelli, Nicola Zambrano, Andrea Scaloni, Stefania Grillo and Nunzia Scotti

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:40

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  34. Content type: Research article

    Despite the heat-related physiology and heat-shock proteins in maize have been extensively studied, little is known about the transcriptome profiling of how the maize varieties with different genotypes respond...

    Authors: Jiang Shi, Baiyuan Yan, Xuping Lou, Huasheng Ma and Songlin Ruan

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:26

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  35. Content type: Research article

    Plants contain a range of aquaporin (AQP) proteins, which act as transporter of water and nutrient molecules through living membranes. AQPs also participate in water uptake through the roots and contribute to ...

    Authors: Md. Abdul Kayum, Jong-In Park, Ujjal Kumar Nath, Manosh Kumar Biswas, Hoy-Taek Kim and Ill-Sup Nou

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:23

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  36. Content type: Research article

    Abiotic stresses due to environmental factors could adversely affect the growth and development of crops. Among the abiotic stresses, drought and heat stress are two critical threats to crop growth and sustain...

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

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:24

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  37. Content type: Research article

    The yield of wheat (Triticum aestivum L.), an important crop, is adversely affected by heat stress in many regions of the world. However, the molecular mechanisms underlying thermotolerance are largely unknown.

    Authors: Xinshan Zang, Xiaoli Geng, Fei Wang, Zhenshan Liu, Liyuan Zhang, Yue Zhao, Xuejun Tian, Zhongfu Ni, Yingyin Yao, Mingming Xin, Zhaorong Hu, Qixin Sun and Huiru Peng

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:14

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  38. Content type: Research Article

    Rhizobium nitrogen fixation in legumes takes place in specialized organs called root nodules. The initiation of these symbiotic organs has two important components. First, symbiotic rhizobium bacteria are reco...

    Authors: Eva E. Deinum, Wouter Kohlen and René Geurts

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2016 16:254

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  39. Content type: Research article

    The induction of alcohol fermentation in roots is a plant adaptive response to flooding stress and oxygen deprivation. Available transcriptomic data suggest that fermentation-related genes are also frequently ...

    Authors: Antoine Gravot, Gautier Richard, Tanguy Lime, Séverine Lemarié, Mélanie Jubault, Christine Lariagon, Jocelyne Lemoine, Jorge Vicente, Alexandre Robert-Seilaniantz, Michael J. Holdsworth and Maria J. Manzanares-Dauleux

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2016 16:251

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  40. Content type: Research article

    Photosynthetic organs of the cereal spike (ear) provide assimilate for grain filling, but their response to drought is poorly understood. In this study, we characterized the drought response of individual orga...

    Authors: Jordan A. Hein, Mark E. Sherrard, Kirk P. Manfredi and Tilahun Abebe

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2016 16:248

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  41. Content type: Research article

    Drought is the most important environmental stress that limits crop yield in a global warming world. Despite the compelling evidence of an important role of oxidized and reduced sulfur-containing compounds dur...

    Authors: Nisar Ahmad, Mario Malagoli, Markus Wirtz and Ruediger Hell

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2016 16:247

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  42. Content type: Research article

    Photoperiodism refers to the ability of plants to measure day length to determine the season. This ability enables plants to coordinate internal biological activities with external changes to ensure normal gro...

    Authors: Lixia Ku, Lei Tian, Huihui Su, Cuiling Wang, Xiaobo Wang, Liuji Wu, Yong Shi, Guohui Li, Zhiyong Wang, Huitao Wang, Xiaoheng Song, Dandan Dou, Zhaobin Ren and Yanhui Chen

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2016 16:239

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  43. Content type: Review

    Multicellular organisms have evolved systems/mechanisms to detect various forms of danger, including attack by microbial pathogens and a variety of pests, as well as tissue and cellular damage. Detection via c...

    Authors: Hyong Woo Choi and Daniel F. Klessig

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2016 16:232

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  44. Content type: Research article

    Indole alkaloids, which characteristically contain an indole nucleus, have pharmaceutical potential in a diverse range of applications. UV-B can elicit the accumulation of indole alkaloids. The indole alkaloid...

    Authors: Cuixia Gao, Bingxian Yang, Dandan Zhang, Meng Chen and Jingkui Tian

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2016 16:231

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  45. Content type: Research article

    Predicted climate changes announce an increase of extreme environmental conditions including drought and excessive heat and light in classical viticultural regions. Thus, understanding how grapevine responds t...

    Authors: Margarida Rocheta, João L. Coito, Miguel J. N. Ramos, Luísa Carvalho, Jörg D. Becker, Pablo Carbonell-Bejerano and Sara Amâncio

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2016 16:224

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  46. Content type: Research article

    Phosphorus (P) stress is a global problem in maize production. Although macro/microarray technologies have greatly increased our general knowledge of maize responses to P stress, a greater understanding of the...

    Authors: Qingguo Du, Kai Wang, Cheng Xu, Cheng Zou, Chuanxiao Xie, Yunbi Xu and Wen-Xue Li

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2016 16:222

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