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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. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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

  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. 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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  30. 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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  31. 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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  32. 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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  33. 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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  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. 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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  37. 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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  38. 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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  39. 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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  40. 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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  41. 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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  42. 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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  43. 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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  44. 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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  45. 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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