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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. Content type: Research article

    Potassium is a nutrient element necessary for tobacco growth. Tobacco leaves with high potassium content are elastic and tough, rich in oil. And the same time, potassium can also improve the scent and aromatic...

    Authors: Wei Hu, Qing Di, Zhijin Wang, Yimo Zhang, Jie Zhang, Jia Liu and Xiaojun Shi

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2019 19:130

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    The soil-borne vascular pathogen Verticillium dahliae causes severe wilt symptoms in a wide range of plants including strawberry (Fragaria × ananassa). To enhance our understanding of the effects of V. dahliae on...

    Authors: Fatma Besbes, Ruth Habegger and Wilfried Schwab

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2019 19:128

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    The anionic toxicity of plants under salt stress is mainly caused by chloride (Cl). Thus Cl influx, transport and their regulatory mechanisms should be one of the most important aspects of plant salt tolerance ...

    Authors: Peipei Wei, Benning Che, Like Shen, Yiqing Cui, Shengyan Wu, Cong Cheng, Feng Liu, Man-Wah Li, Bingjun Yu and Hon-Ming Lam

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2019 19:121

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Nitrogen (N) metabolism plays an important role in plant drought tolerance. 2-(3,4-Dichlorophenoxy) triethylamine (DCPTA) regulates many aspects of plant development; however, the effects of DCPTA on soil drou...

    Authors: Tenglong Xie, Wanrong Gu, Mingquan Wang, Liguo Zhang, Congfeng Li, Caifeng Li, Wenhua Li, Lijie Li and Shi Wei

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2019 19:107

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    Plants are sessile organisms and are unable to relocate to favorable locations under extreme environmental conditions. Hence they have no choice but to acclimate and eventually adapt to the severe conditions t...

    Authors: Aditya Lahiri, Priyadharshini S. Venkatasubramani and Aniruddha Datta

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2019 19:96

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  6. Content type: Research article

    NIN-LIKE PROTEIN (NLP) transcription factors are master regulators of nitrate-inducible gene expression in higher plants. NLP transcription factors contain a nitrate signal-responsive domain in the amino-termi...

    Authors: Mineko Konishi and Shuichi Yanagisawa

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2019 19:90

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  7. Content type: Research article

    HMA4 transporters are involved in the transport and binding of divalent heavy metals (Cd, Zn, Pb [lead] and Co [cobalt]). In general, as efflux pumps, HMA4 transporters can increase the heavy metal tolerance o...

    Authors: Jianwu Wang, Shuang Liang, Weiwei Xiang, Huiping Dai, Yizhong Duan, Furen Kang and Tuanyao Chai

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2019 19:89

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Zygophyllum xanthoxylum is a succulent xerophyte with remarkable tolerance to diverse abiotic stresses. Previous studies have revealed important physiological mechanisms and identified functional genes associated...

    Authors: Hongju Yin, Mengzhan Li, Dingding Li, Sardar-Ali Khan, Shelley R. Hepworth and Suo-Min Wang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2019 19:88

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Phosphorus (P) fixation on aluminum (Al) and iron (Fe) oxides in soil clays restricts P availability for crops cultivated on highly weathered tropical soils, which are common in developing countries. Hence, P ...

    Authors: Karine C. Bernardino, Maria Marta Pastina, Cícero B. Menezes, Sylvia M. de Sousa, Laiane S. Maciel, Geraldo Carvalho Jr, Claudia T. Guimarães, Beatriz A. Barros, Luciano da Costa e Silva, Pedro C. S. Carneiro, Robert E. Schaffert, Leon V. Kochian and Jurandir V. Magalhaes

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2019 19:87

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Magnesium (Mg)-deficiency is one of the most prevalent physiological disorders causing a reduction in Citrus yield and quality. ‘Xuegan’ (Citrus sinensis) seedlings were irrigated for 16 weeks with nutrient solut...

    Authors: Yan-Tong Cai, Han Zhang, Yi-Ping Qi, Xin Ye, Zeng-Rong Huang, Jiu-Xin Guo, Li-Song Chen and Lin-Tong Yang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2019 19:76

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Lipoxygenases (LOXs) play significant roles in abiotic stress responses, and identification of LOX gene promoter function can make an important contribution to elucidating resistance mechanisms. Here, we cloned t...

    Authors: Chenghui Wang, Ge Gao, Songxiao Cao, Qunjie Xie and Hongyan Qi

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2019 19:75

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Drought is an important constraint on grapevine sustainability. Vitis riparia, widely used in rootstock and scion breeding, has been studied in isolated leaf drying response studies; however, it is essential to i...

    Authors: Vedbar Singh Khadka, Kimberley Vaughn, Juan Xie, Padmapriya Swaminathan, Qin Ma, Grant R. Cramer and Anne Y. Fennell

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2019 19:72

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    Development of crop cultivars with high low nitrogen (LN) tolerance or nitrogen use efficiency (NUE) is imperative for sustainable agriculture development. Tibetan wild barley is rich in genetic diversity and ...

    Authors: Xiaoyan Quan, Jianbin Zeng, Guang Chen and Guoping Zhang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2019 19:68

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Soil salinization is one of the most crucial abiotic stresses that limit the growth and production of eggplant. The existing researches in eggplant were mostly focused on salt-induced morphological, biochemica...

    Authors: Jing Li, Zhen Gao, Lu Zhou, Linzhi Li, Junhao Zhang, Yang Liu and Huoying Chen

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2019 19:67

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    Soil salinity is one of the major serious factors that affect agricultural productivity of almost all crops worldwide, including the important oilseed crop sesame. In order to improve salinity resistance in se...

    Authors: Yujuan Zhang, Donghua Li, Rong Zhou, Xiao Wang, Komivi Dossa, Linhai Wang, Yanxin Zhang, Jingyin Yu, Huihui Gong, Xiurong Zhang and Jun You

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2019 19:66

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Thermo-sensitive genetic male sterile (TGMS) lines have been widely used in two-line hybrid rice breeding. The two-line hybrids have increased rice yields substantially. However, the effect of environmental te...

    Authors: Siyao Wang, Qingyuan Tian, Shiqi Zhou, Dandan Mao and Liangbi Chen

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2019 19:65

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Drought and nitrogen (N) deficiency are two major limiting factors for forest productivity in many ecosystems. Elucidating the mechanisms underlying the influence of soil N availability on drought responses of...

    Authors: Junyu Song, Yang Wang, Yuehan Pan, Jiayin Pang, Xin Zhang, Junfeng Fan and Yi Zhang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2019 19:63

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Tubby-like proteins (TLPs), characterized by a signature tubby domain, are widespread in plants and animals. To date, only plant TLPs involved in multifarious stress responses and male gametophyte development ...

    Authors: Jianing Xu, Shanshan Xing, Qinghua Sun, Chunyan Zhan, Xin Liu, Shizhong Zhang and Xiaoyun Wang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2019 19:60

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Sugar beet is a highly salt-tolerant crop. However, its ability to withstand high salinity is reduced compared to sea beet, a wild ancestor of all beet crops. The aim of this study was to investigate transcrip...

    Authors: Monika Skorupa, Marcin Gołębiewski, Katarzyna Kurnik, Janusz Niedojadło, Jacek Kęsy, Krzysztof Klamkowski, Katarzyna Wójcik, Waldemar Treder, Andrzej Tretyn and Jarosław Tyburski

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2019 19:57

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Salinity-alkalinity stress is one of the major abiotic stresses affecting plant growth and development. γ-Aminobutyrate (GABA) is a non-protein amino acid that functions in stress tolerance. However, the inter...

    Authors: Xiaoqing Jin, Tao Liu, Jiaojiao Xu, Zixing Gao and Xiaohui Hu

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2019 19:48

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    Internal γ-Aminobutyric Acid (GABA) interacting with stress response substances may be involved in the regulation of differentially abundant proteins (DAPs) associated with optimum temperature and cold stress ...

    Authors: Xujun Zhu, Jieren Liao, Xingli Xia, Fei Xiong, Yue Li, Jiazhi Shen, Bo Wen, Yuanchun Ma, Yuhua Wang and Wanping Fang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2019 19:43

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Short chain oxylipins in plants as the main volatile organic carbon have been speculated to playing an important role for plant innate immunity, however, not yet intensively studied and far away established as...

    Authors: Haimin Chen, Rui Yang, Juanjuan Chen, Qijun Luo, Xiaoshan Cui, Xiaojun Yan and William H. Gerwick

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2019 19:37

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Iron (Fe) is an essential element for plant growth and development, whereas cadmium (Cd) is non-essential and highly toxic. Previous studies showed that Fe deficiency enhanced Cd uptake and accumulation in pea...

    Authors: Chu Chen, Qiqi Cao, Qun Jiang, Jin Li, Rugang Yu and Gangrong Shi

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2019 19:35

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Intercropping and close planting are important cultivation methods that increase soybean yield in agricultural production. However, plant shading is a major abiotic stress factor that influences soybean growth...

    Authors: Yuanfang Fan, Junxu Chen, Zhonglin Wang, Tingting Tan, Shenglan Li, Jiafeng Li, Beibei Wang, Jiawei Zhang, Yajiao Cheng, Xiaoling Wu, Wenyu Yang and Feng Yang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2019 19:34

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  25. Content type: Research article

    Alfalfa is the most extensively cultivated forage legume. Salinity is a major environmental factor that impacts on alfalfa’s productivity. However, little is known about the molecular mechanisms underlying alf...

    Authors: Dong Luo, Qiang Zhou, Yuguo Wu, Xutian Chai, Wenxian Liu, Yanrong Wang, Qingchuan Yang, Zengyu Wang and Zhipeng Liu

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2019 19:32

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  26. Content type: Research article

    Salinity is a major abiotic stressor that affects seed germination, plant growth, and crop production. Seed germination represents the beginning of plant growth and is closely linked with subsequent crop devel...

    Authors: Dongmiao Liu, Caixia Han, Xiong Deng, Yue Liu, Nannan Liu and Yueming Yan

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2019 19:29

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  27. Content type: Research article

    Water stress seriously constrains plant growth and yield. Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) serve as versatile regulators in various biological regulatory processes. To date, the systematic screening and potentia...

    Authors: Qi Yan, Fan Wu, Zhuanzhuan Yan, Jie Li, Tiantian Ma, Yufei Zhang, Yufeng Zhao, Yanrong Wang and Jiyu Zhang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2019 19:23

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  28. Content type: Research article

    Trichoderma species, a class of plant beneficial fungi, may provide opportunistic symbionts to induce plant tolerance to abiotic stresses. Here, we determined the possible mechanisms responsible for the indole ac...

    Authors: Shuwu Zhang, Yantai Gan and Bingliang Xu

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2019 19:22

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  29. Content type: Research article

    Despite increasing characterization of DEAD-box RNA helicases (RHs) in chloroplast gene expression regulation at posttranscriptional levels in plants, their functional roles in growth responses of crops, inclu...

    Authors: Ghazala Nawaz and Hunseung Kang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2019 19:17

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  30. Content type: Research article

    Plant glycerol-3-phosphate dehydrogenase (GPDH) catalyzes the reduction of dihydroxyacetone phosphate (DHAP) to produce glycerol-3-phosphate (G-3-P), and plays a key role in glycerolipid metabolism as well as ...

    Authors: Ying Zhao, Meng Liu, Lin He, Xin Li, Feng Wang, Bowei Yan, Jinpeng Wei, Changjiang Zhao, Zuotong Li and Jingyu Xu

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2019 19:16

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    MicroRNAs (miRNAs) regulate numerous crucial abiotic stress processes in plants. However, information is limited on their involvement in cadmium (Cd) stress response and tolerance mechanisms in plants, includi...

    Authors: Kunmei Chen, Yongting Yu, Kai Sun, Heping Xiong, Chunming Yu, Ping Chen, Jikang Chen, Gang Gao and Aiguo Zhu

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2018 18:369

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  32. Content type: Research article

    GRAS transcription factor (TF) family is unique and numerous in higher plants with diverse functions that involving in plant growth and development processes, such as gibberellin (GA) signal transduction, root...

    Authors: Guiyan Yang, Xiangqian Gao, Kaiheng Ma, Dapei Li, Caixia Jia, Meizhi Zhai and Zhenggang Xu

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2018 18:367

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  33. Content type: Research article

    Melatonin and serotonin are well-known signaling molecules that mediate multiple physiological activities in plants, including stress defense, growth, development, and morphogenesis, but their underlying mecha...

    Authors: Jinpeng Wan, Ping Zhang, Ruling Wang, Liangliang Sun, Qiong Ju and Jin Xu

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2018 18:362

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  34. Content type: Research article

    Water shortage is a major factor that harms agriculture and ecosystems worldwide. Plants display various levels of tolerance to water deficit, but only resurrection plants can survive full desiccation of their...

    Authors: Jie Liu, Daniela Moyankova, Chih-Ta Lin, Petko Mladenov, Run-Ze Sun, Dimitar Djilianov and Xin Deng

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2018 18:351

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  35. Content type: Research article

    There are two plant phosphorus (P)-uptake pathways, namely the direct P uptake by roots and the indirect P uptake through arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF). Maximizing the efficiency of root and AMF processes...

    Authors: Wenxuan Mai, Xiangrong Xue, Gu Feng and Changyan Tian

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2018 18:334

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  36. Content type: Research article

    Abiotic stress severely influences plant growth and development. MYB transcription factors (TFs), which compose one of the largest TF families, play an important role in abiotic stress responses.

    Authors: Yong-Tao Du, Meng-Jie Zhao, Chang-Tao Wang, Yuan Gao, Yan-Xia Wang, Yong-Wei Liu, Ming Chen, Jun Chen, Yong-Bin Zhou, Zhao-Shi Xu and You-Zhi Ma

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2018 18:320

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  37. Content type: Research article

    Betanins have become excellent replacers for artificial red-purple food colourants. Red beet (Beta vulgaris L. spp. vulgaris) known as beetroot, is a rich source of betalains, which major forms are betanin (red t...

    Authors: Gregorio Barba-Espin, Stephan Glied-Olsen, Tsaneta Dzhanfezova, Bjarne Joernsgaard, Henrik Lütken and Renate Müller

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2018 18:316

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  38. Content type: Research article

    Zinc-finger transcription factors play central roles in plant growth, development and abiotic stress responses. PLATZ encodes a class of plant-specific zinc-finger transcription factor. However, biological fun...

    Authors: Shicai Zhang, Rui Yang, Yanqing Huo, Shasha Liu, Guodong Yang, Jinguang Huang, Chengchao Zheng and Changai Wu

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2018 18:218

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  39. Content type: Research article

    The emerging roles of rhizobacteria in improving plant nutrition and stress protection have great potential for sustainable use in saline soils. We evaluated the function of the salt-tolerant strain Azotobacter c...

    Authors: Michael James Van Oosten, Emilio Di Stasio, Valerio Cirillo, Silvia Silletti, Valeria Ventorino, Olimpia Pepe, Giampaolo Raimondi and Albino Maggio

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2018 18:205

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  40. Content type: Research article

    The sucrose non-fermenting-1-related protein kinase 2 family (SnRK2s) unifies different abiotic stress signals in plants. To date, the functions of two rice SnRK2s, osmotic stress/ABA-activated protein kinase ...

    Authors: Dengji Lou, Houping Wang and Diqiu Yu

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2018 18:203

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  41. Content type: Research article

    Brassica napus (B. napus) encompasses diverse transcription factors (TFs), but thorough identification and characterization of TF families, as well as their transcriptional responsiveness to multifarious stresses...

    Authors: Pei Wang, Cuiling Yang, Hao Chen, Longhai Luo, Qiuli Leng, Shicong Li, Zujing Han, Xinchun Li, Chunpeng Song, Xiao Zhang and Daojie Wang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2018 18:202

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  42. Content type: Research article

    Soil salinity and/or alkalinity impose a major constraint over crop yield and quality. An understanding of the molecular basis of the plant response to these stresses could inform the breeding of more tolerant...

    Authors: Huanan Han, Qi Wang, Lin Wei, Yu Liang, Jiulan Dai, Guangmin Xia and Shuwei Liu

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2018 18:195

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  43. Content type: Research article

    Rare data are available on the molecular responses of higher plants to low pH. Seedlings of ‘Sour pummelo’ (Citrus grandis) and ‘Xuegan’ (Citrus sinensis) were treated daily with nutrient solution at a pH of 2.5,...

    Authors: Jiang Zhang, Qiang Li, Yi-Ping Qi, Wei-Lin Huang, Lin-Tong Yang, Ning-Wei Lai, Xin Ye and Li-Song Chen

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2018 18:188

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  44. Content type: Research article

    Potassium (K) deficiency in arable land is one of the most important factors affecting crop productivity. Development of low K (LK) tolerant crop cultivars is regarded as a best economic and effective approach...

    Authors: Jianbin Zeng, Xiaoyan Quan, Xiaoyan He, Shengguan Cai, Zhilan Ye, Guang Chen and Guoping Zhang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2018 18:187

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  45. Content type: Research article

    Rice (Oryza sativa L.) is a thermophilic crop vulnerable to chilling stress. However, common wild rice (Oryza rufipogon Griff.) in Guangxi (China) has the ability to tolerate chilling stress. To better understand...

    Authors: Weijian Cen, Jianbin Liu, Siyuan Lu, Peilong Jia, Kai Yu, Yue Han, Rongbai Li and Jijing Luo

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2018 18:163

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  46. Content type: Research article

    The Root-Knot Nematode (RKN), Meloidogyne arenaria, significantly reduces peanut grain quality and yield worldwide. Whilst the cultivated species has low levels of resistance to RKN and other pests and diseases, ...

    Authors: Ana Paula Zotta Mota, Bruna Vidigal, Etienne G. J. Danchin, Roberto Coiti Togawa, Soraya C. M. Leal-Bertioli, David John Bertioli, Ana Claudia Guerra Araujo, Ana Cristina Miranda Brasileiro and Patricia Messenberg Guimaraes

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2018 18:159

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  47. Content type: Research article

    Transcription factors operate as important switches of transcription networks, and NAC (NAM, ATAF, and CUC) transcription factors are a plant-specific family involved in multiple biological processes. However,...

    Authors: Heng Sun, Meiling Hu, Jianying Li, Lin Chen, Meng Li, Shuqin Zhang, Xianlong Zhang and Xiyan Yang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2018 18:150

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  48. Content type: Research article

    SEVEN IN ABSENTIA (SINA) is a RING domain-containing ubiquitin ligase involved in Drosophila eye formation. SINA-like proteins in plants are involved in several signaling pathways. Of the 18 SINA-like proteins id...

    Authors: Yang Chen, Mohamed Fokar, Miyoung Kang, Naichong Chen, Randy D. Allen and Yaofeng Chen

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2018 18:147

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  49. Content type: Research article

    This study assessed the effects of 24-epibrassinolide (EBL, 10–7M) and silicon (2 mM) on the alleviation of cadmium (Cd, 150 mg L–1) toxicity in Pisum sativum L. seedlings via the modulation of growth, antioxidan...

    Authors: Sumira Jan, Mohammed Nasser Alyemeni, Leonard Wijaya, Pravej Alam, Kadambot H. Siddique and Parvaiz Ahmad

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2018 18:146

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