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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. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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    The Retraction Note to this article has been published in BMC Plant Biology 2019 19:406

  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. 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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  30. Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) have emerged as new class of regulatory molecules in animals where they regulate gene expression at transcriptional and post-transcriptional level. Recent studies also identified...

    Authors: Edouard Severing, Luigi Faino, Suraj Jamge, Marco Busscher, Yang Kuijer-Zhang, Francesca Bellinazzo, Jacqueline Busscher-Lange, Virginia Fernández, Gerco C. Angenent, Richard G. H. Immink and Alice Pajoro

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2018 18:145

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  31. Improvement of water-use efficiency (WUE) can effectively reduce production losses caused by drought stress. A better understanding of the genetic determination of WUE in crops under drought stress has great p...

    Authors: Haibo Wang, Shuang Zhao, Ke Mao, Qinglong Dong, Bowen Liang, Chao Li, Zhiwei Wei, Mingjun Li and Fengwang Ma

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2018 18:136

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  32. 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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  33. Numerous regulatory genes participate in plant thermotolerance. In Arabidopsis, HEAT-INDUCED TAS1 TARGET2 (HTT2) is an important thermotolerance gene that is silenced by ta-siR255, a trans-acting siRNA. ta-siR255...

    Authors: Jianxia Jiang, Jinjuan Bai, Shuxia Li, Xiaorong Li, Liyong Yang and Yuke He

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2018 18:127

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  34. Roots play a central role in plant response to water stress (WS). They are involved in its perception and signalling to the leaf as well as in allowing the plant to adapt to maintaining an adequate water balan...

    Authors: Bhakti Prinsi, Alfredo Simone Negri, Osvaldo Failla, Attilio Scienza and Luca Espen

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2018 18:126

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  35. 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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  36. 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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  37. 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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  38. 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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  39. 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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  40. 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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  41. 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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  42. 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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  43. 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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  44. 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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  45. 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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  46. 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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