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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

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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    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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  10. 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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    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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  12. 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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  13. 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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    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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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