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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

    Salinity is a major abiotic stress that limits upland cotton growth and reduces fibre production worldwide. To reveal genetic regulation via transcript and protein levels after salt stress, we comprehensively ...

    Authors: Zhen Peng, Shoupu He, Wenfang Gong, Feifei Xu, Zhaoe Pan, Yinhua Jia, Xiaoli Geng and Xiongming Du

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2018 18:128

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    Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) play important roles in plant growth and stress responses. Studies of lncRNAs in non-model plants are quite limited, especially those investigating multiple dehydration stresses....

    Authors: Chao Zhang, Gaijuan Tang, Xi Peng, Fengli Sun, Shudong Liu and Yajun Xi

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2018 18:79

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    Strigolactones (SLs) are considered to be a novel class of phytohormone involved in plant defense responses. Currently, their relationships with other plant hormones, such as abscisic acid (ABA), during respon...

    Authors: Cheng-Gang Ren, Cun-Cui Kong and Zhi-Hong Xie

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2018 18:74

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Drought is one of the major factors limiting global maize production. Exposure to long-term drought conditions inhibits growth and leads to yield losses. Although several drought-responsive genes have been ide...

    Authors: Xiangbo Zhang, Lei Lei, Jinsheng Lai, Haiming Zhao and Weibin Song

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2018 18:68

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  5. Content type: Research article

    bZIP transcription factors play a significant role in many aspects of plant growth and development and also play critical regulatory roles during plant responses to various stresses. Overexpression of the Brachyp...

    Authors: Ruth C. Martin, Kelly Vining and James E. Dombrowski

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2018 18:58

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  6. Content type: Research article

    High temperature is a major abiotic stress that limits wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) productivity. Variation in levels of a wide range of lipids, including stress-related molecular species, oxidative damage, cellu...

    Authors: M. Djanaguiraman, D. L. Boyle, R. Welti, S. V. K. Jagadish and P. V. V. Prasad

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2018 18:55

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Among semi-aquatic species of the legume genus Aeschynomene, some have the unique property of being root and stem-nodulated by photosynthetic Bradyrhizobium lacking the nodABC genes necessary for the production o...

    Authors: Clémence Chaintreuil, Xavier Perrier, Guillaume Martin, Joël Fardoux, Gwilym P. Lewis, Laurent Brottier, Ronan Rivallan, Mario Gomez-Pacheco, Mickaël Bourges, Léo Lamy, Béatrice Thibaud, Heriniaina Ramanankierana, Herizo Randriambanona, Hervé Vandrot, Pierre Mournet, Eric Giraud…

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2018 18:54

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Low temperature is a major abiotic stress affecting the production of rapeseed in China by impeding plant growth and development. A comprehensive knowledge of small-RNA expression pattern in Brassica rapa under c...

    Authors: Xiucun Zeng, Yaozhao Xu, Jinjin Jiang, Fenqin Zhang, Li Ma, Dewei Wu, Youping Wang and Wancang Sun

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2018 18:52

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Kiwifruit are classified as climacteric since exogenous ethylene (or its analogue propylene) induces rapid ripening accompanied by ethylene production under positive feedback regulation. However, most of the r...

    Authors: William O. Asiche, Oscar W. Mitalo, Yuka Kasahara, Yasuaki Tosa, Eric G. Mworia, Willis O. Owino, Koichiro Ushijima, Ryohei Nakano, Kentaro Yano and Yasutaka Kubo

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2018 18:47

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Although the nucleolus involves two major functions: pre-rRNA processing and ribosome biogenesis/assembly, increasing evidence indicates that it also plays important roles in response to abiotic stress. Howeve...

    Authors: Kai-Chau Huang, Wei-Chih Lin and Wan-Hsing Cheng

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2018 18:40

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Soil salinity is an important factor affecting growth, development, and productivity of almost all land plants, including the forage crop alfalfa (Medicago sativa). However, little is known about how alfalfa resp...

    Authors: Yunting Lei, Yuxing Xu, Christian Hettenhausen, Chengkai Lu, Guojing Shen, Cuiping Zhang, Jing Li, Juan Song, Honghui Lin and Jianqiang Wu

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2018 18:35

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Low temperature is a crucial factor influencing plant growth and development. The chlorophyll precursor, 5-aminolevulinic acid (ALA) is widely used to improve plant cold tolerance. However, the interaction bet...

    Authors: Tao Liu, Xiaohui Hu, Jiao Zhang, Junheng Zhang, Qingjie Du and Jianming Li

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2018 18:34

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  13. Content type: Research article

    WRKY transcription factors, one of the largest families of transcriptional regulators in plants, play important roles in plant development and various stress responses. The WRKYs of Caragana intermedia are still ...

    Authors: Yongqing Wan, Mingzhu Mao, Dongli Wan, Qi Yang, Feiyun Yang, Mandlaa, Guojing Li and Ruigang Wang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2018 18:31

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Terminal drought stress leads to substantial annual yield losses in chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.). Adaptation to water limitation is a matter of matching water supply to water demand by the crop. Therefore, harne...

    Authors: Kaliamoorthy Sivasakthi, Mahendar Thudi, Murugesan Tharanya, Sandip M. Kale, Jana Kholová, Mahamat Hissene Halime, Deepa Jaganathan, Rekha Baddam, Thiyagarajan Thirunalasundari, Pooran M. Gaur, Rajeev K. Varshney and Vincent Vadez

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2018 18:29

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Annual ryegrass (Lolium multiflorum L.) is a commercially important, widely distributed forage crop that is used in the production of hay and silage worldwide. Drought has been a severe environmental constraint i...

    Authors: Ling Pan, Chen Meng, Jianping Wang, Xiao Ma, Xiaomei Fan, Zhongfu Yang, Meiliang Zhou and Xinquan Zhang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2018 18:26

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Vacuolar H+-ATPase (V-ATPase) is a vital protein complex involved in abiotic stress response in plants. The G subunit of Juglans regia (JrVHAG1) was previously identified as a drought tolerance-related gene invol...

    Authors: Zhenggang Xu, Yu Ge, Wan Zhang, Yunlin Zhao and Guiyan Yang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2018 18:19

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  17. Content type: Research article

    The roles in photosystem I (PSI) assembly of the nucleus-encoded thylakoid protein Y3IP1 who interacts with the plastid-encoded Ycf3 protein that has been well-characterized in plants. However, its function an...

    Authors: Jian-Qiang Yu, Jia-Hui Wang, Cui-Hui Sun, Quan-Yan Zhang, Da-Gang Hu and Yu-Jin Hao

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2018 18:18

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Cucumber downy mildew is among the most important diseases that can disrupt cucumber production. Propamocarb, also known as propyl-[3-(dimethylamino)propyl]carbamate (PM), is a systemic carbamate fungicide pes...

    Authors: Chunhong Liu, Zhiwei Qin, Xiuyan Zhou, Ming Xin, Chunhua Wang, Dong Liu and Shengnan Li

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2018 18:16

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Soil salinization is one of the major environmental constraints to plant growth and agricultural production worldwide. Signaling components involving calcium (Ca2+) and the downstream calcium-dependent protein ki...

    Authors: Wei Gao, Fu-Chun Xu, Dan-Dan Guo, Jing-Ruo Zhao, Ji Liu, Ya-Wei Guo, Prashant Kumar Singh, Xiao-Nan Ma, Lu Long, Jose Ramon Botella and Chun-Peng Song

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2018 18:15

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Photosynthetic systems are known to be sensitive to high temperature stress. To maintain a relatively “normal” level of photosynthetic activities, plants employ a variety of adaptive mechanisms in response to ...

    Authors: Junping Chen, John J. Burke and Zhanguo Xin

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2018 18:11

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Modification of nucleosides on transfer RNA (tRNA) is important either for correct mRNA decoding process or for tRNA structural stabilization. Nucleoside methylations catalyzed by MTase (methyltransferase) are...

    Authors: Youmei Wang, Chaoqun Pang, Xukai Li, Zhen Hu, Zhengyi Lv, Bo Zheng and Peng Chen

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:261

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Plant Biology 2018 18:37

  22. Content type: Research article

    Water deficit severely reduces apple growth and production, is detrimental to fruit quality and size. This problem is exacerbated as global warming is implicated in producing more severe drought stress. Thus w...

    Authors: Lin Wang, Qing-Tian Li, Qiong Lei, Chao Feng, Xiaodong Zheng, Fangfang Zhou, Lingzi Li, Xuan Liu, Zhi Wang and Jin Kong

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:246

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Understanding how intensification of abiotic stress due to global climate change affects crop yields is important for continued agricultural productivity. Coupling genomic technologies with physiological crop ...

    Authors: Courtney P. Leisner, Craig R. Yendrek and Elizabeth A. Ainsworth

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:242

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Most studies of photosynthesis in chlorenchymas under potassium (K) deficiency focus exclusively on leaves; however, little information is available on the physiological role of K on reproductive structures, w...

    Authors: Zhifeng Lu, Yonghui Pan, Wenshi Hu, Rihuan Cong, Tao Ren, Shiwei Guo and Jianwei Lu

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:240

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  25. Content type: Research article

    Ground-level ozone (O3) is one of the major air pollutants, which cause oxidative injury to plants. The physiological and biochemical mechanisms underlying the responses of plants to O3 stress have been well inve...

    Authors: Lu Zhang, Bin Xu, Tao Wu, Mu-xuan Wen, Lian-xue Fan, Zhao-zhong Feng and Elena Paoletti

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:236

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  26. Content type: Research article

    Botrytis cinerea, a necrotrophic pathogenic fungus, attacks many crops including potato and tomato. Major genes for complete resistance to B. cinerea are not known in plants, but a few...

    Authors: Kaile Sun, Ageeth van Tuinen, Jan A. L. van Kan, Anne-Marie A. Wolters, Evert Jacobsen, Richard G. F. Visser and Yuling Bai

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:235

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  27. Content type: Research article

    Calotropis procera is a wild plant species in the family Apocynaceae that is able to grow in harsh, arid and heat stressed conditions. Understanding how this highly adapted plant persi...

    Authors: Mohammed Z. Mutwakil, Nahid H. Hajrah, Ahmed Atef, Sherif Edris, Mernan J. Sabir, Areej K. Al-Ghamdi, Meshaal J. S. M. Sabir, Charlotte Nelson, Rania M. Makki, Hani M. Ali, Fotouh M. El-Domyati, Abdulrahman S. M. Al-Hajar, Yoann Gloaguen, Hassan S. Al-Zahrani, Jamal S. M. Sabir, Robert K. Jansen…

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:231

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  28. Content type: Research article

    Plant immune response is associated with a large-scale transcriptional reprogramming, which is regulated by numerous transcription regulators such as the Elongator complex. Elongator is a multitasking protein ...

    Authors: Katchen Julliany P. Silva, Asha M. Brunings, Juliana A. Pereira, Natalia A. Peres, Kevin M. Folta and Zhonglin Mou

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:230

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  29. Content type: Research article

    Plant roots are highly plastic to high salinity. However, the molecular mechanism by which root developmental plasticity is regulated remains largely unknown. Previously we reported that miR172c-NNC1 module plays...

    Authors: Zulfiqar Ali Sahito, Lixiang Wang, Zhengxi Sun, Qiqi Yan, Xingke Zhang, Qiong Jiang, Ihteram Ullah, Yiping Tong and Xia Li

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:229

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  30. Content type: Research article

    Sweet potato, a hexaploid species lacking a reference genome, is one of the most important crops in many developing countries, where abiotic stresses are a primary cause of reduction of crop yield. Glutathione...

    Authors: Na Ding, Aimin Wang, Xiaojun Zhang, Yunxiang Wu, Ruyuan Wang, Huihui Cui, Rulin Huang and Yonghai Luo

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:225

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  31. 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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  32. 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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  33. Content type: Research article

    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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  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. 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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  37. 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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  38. 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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  39. 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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  40. 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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  41. 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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  42. 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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  43. 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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