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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

    Family members of sucrose non-fermenting 1-related kinase 2 (SnRK2), being plant-specific serine/threonine protein kinases, constitute the central core of abscisic acid (ABA)-dependent and ABA-independent sign...

    Authors: Avishek Dey, Milan Kumar Samanta, Srimonta Gayen and Mrinal K. Maiti

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2016 16:158

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    The atmospheric CO2 concentration is rising continuously, and abnormal precipitation may occur more frequently in the future. Although the effects of elevated CO2 and drought on plants have been well reported ind...

    Authors: Yanling Jiang, Zhenzhu Xu, Guangsheng Zhou and Tao Liu

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2016 16:157

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    The developmental and cell death domain (DCD)-containing asparagine-rich proteins (NRPs) were first identified in soybean (Glycine max) as transducers of a cell death signal derived from prolonged endoplasmic ret...

    Authors: Pedro A. B. Reis, Paola A. Carpinetti, Paula P.J. Freitas, Eulálio G.D. Santos, Luiz F. Camargos, Igor H.T. Oliveira, José Cleydson F. Silva, Humberto H. Carvalho, Maximiller Dal-Bianco, Juliana R.L. Soares-Ramos and Elizabeth P. B. Fontes

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2016 16:156

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    Plants have evolved complex coordinated regulatory networks to cope with deficiency of phosphate (Pi) in their growth environment; however, the detailed molecular mechanisms that regulate Pi sensing and signal...

    Authors: Huijuan Zhang, Lei Huang, Yongbo Hong and Fengming Song

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2016 16:152

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  5. Content type: Research article

    The acid component of grape berries, originating in the metabolism of malate and tartrate, the latter being less well-known than the former, is a key factor at play in the microbiological stability of wines de...

    Authors: Céline Cholet, Stéphane Claverol, Olivier Claisse, Amélie Rabot, Audrey Osowsky, Vincent Dumot, Gerald Ferrari and Laurence Gény

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2016 16:144

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Plasma membrane intrinsic proteins (PIPs), which belong to aquaporins (AQPs) superfamily, are subdivided into two groups, PIP1 and PIP2, based on sequence similarity. Several PIP2s function as water channels, ...

    Authors: Chunliu Zhuo, Ting Wang, Zhenfei Guo and Shaoyun Lu

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2016 16:138

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  7. Content type: Research article

    SNF1-related protein kinases 2 (SnRK2s) are key regulators of the plant response to osmotic stress. They are transiently activated in response to drought and salinity. Based on a phylogenetic analysis SnRK2s a...

    Authors: Ewa Krzywińska, Maria Bucholc, Anna Kulik, Arkadiusz Ciesielski, Małgorzata Lichocka, Janusz Dębski, Agnieszka Ludwików, Michał Dadlez, Pedro L. Rodriguez and Grażyna Dobrowolska

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2016 16:136

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Salinity stress is a major constrain in the global rice production and hence serious efforts are being undertaken towards deciphering its remedial strategies. The comparative analysis of differential response ...

    Authors: Navdeep Kaur, Manish Dhawan, Isha Sharma and Pratap Kumar Pati

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2016 16:131

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  9. Content type: Research article

    The low-phosphate-tolerant maize mutant Qi319-96 was obtained from Qi319 through cellular engineering. To elucidate the molecular mechanisms underlying the low-phosphate tolerance of this mutant, we performed ...

    Authors: Kewei Zhang, Hanhan Liu, Jiuling Song, Wei Wu, Kunpeng Li and Juren Zhang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2016 16:129

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Grapevine is a major food crop that is affected by global climate change. Consistent with field studies, dehydration assays of grapevine leaves can reveal valuable information of the plant’s response at physio...

    Authors: Daniel W. Hopper, Ryan Ghan, Karen A. Schlauch and Grant R. Cramer

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2016 16:118

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Drought stress is one of the major causes of crop loss. WRKY transcription factors, as one of the largest transcription factor families, play important roles in regulation of many plant processes, including dr...

    Authors: Guan-Hua He, Ji-Yuan Xu, Yan-Xia Wang, Jia-Ming Liu, Pan-Song Li, Ming Chen, You-Zhi Ma and Zhao-Shi Xu

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2016 16:116

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Drought stress is the major environmental stress that affects plant growth and productivity. It triggers a wide range of responses detectable at molecular, biochemical and physiological levels. At the molecula...

    Authors: Alessandra Fracasso, Luisa M. Trindade and Stefano Amaducci

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2016 16:115

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Epidermal bladder cells (EBC) are large single-celled, specialized, and modified trichomes found on the aerial parts of the halophyte Mesembryanthemum crystallinum. Recent development of a simple but high through...

    Authors: Bronwyn J. Barkla, Rosario Vera-Estrella and Carolyn Raymond

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2016 16:110

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  14. Content type: Research article

    High salinity adversely affects crop production. Pyruvic acid is the precursor of abscisic acid (ABA) and other chemicals that are synthesized in chloroplast, some of which are involved in the response to salt...

    Authors: Yang Zhao, Xinghui Ai, Mengcheng Wang, Langtao Xiao and Guangmin Xia

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2016 16:109

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Plant adaptation to limited phosphate availability comprises a wide range of responses to conserve and remobilize internal phosphate sources and to enhance phosphate acquisition. Vigorous restructuring of root...

    Authors: Wolfgang Hoehenwarter, Susann Mönchgesang, Steffen Neumann, Petra Majovsky, Steffen Abel and Jens Müller

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2016 16:106

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  16. Content type: Research article

    In natural environments, several adverse environmental conditions occur simultaneously constituting a unique stress factor. In this work, physiological parameters and the hormonal regulation of Carrizo citrang...

    Authors: Sara I. Zandalinas, Rosa M. Rivero, Vicente Martínez, Aurelio Gómez-Cadenas and Vicent Arbona

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2016 16:105

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Molecular markers and knowledge of traits associated with heat tolerance are likely to provide breeders with a more efficient means of selecting wheat varieties able to maintain grain size after heat waves dur...

    Authors: Hamid Shirdelmoghanloo, Julian D. Taylor, Iman Lohraseb, Huwaida Rabie, Chris Brien, Andy Timmins, Peter Martin, Diane E. Mather, Livinus Emebiri and Nicholas C. Collins

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2016 16:100

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  18. Content type: Research article

    The different actions of abscisic acid (ABA) in the aboveground and belowground parts of plants suggest the existence of a distinct perception mechanism between these organs. Although characterization of the s...

    Authors: Wenqiang Fan, Mengyao Zhao, Suxin Li, Xue Bai, Jia Li, Haowei Meng and Zixin Mu

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2016 16:99

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Chrysanthemum, a leading ornamental species, does not tolerate salinity stress, although some of its related species do. The current level of understanding regarding the mechanisms underlying salinity toleranc...

    Authors: Jiaojiao Gao, Jing Sun, Peipei Cao, Liping Ren, Chen Liu, Sumei Chen, Fadi Chen and Jiafu Jiang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2016 16:98

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Drought is a widespread limiting factor in coffee plants. It affects plant development, fruit production, bean development and consequently beverage quality. Genetic diversity for drought tolerance exists with...

    Authors: Luciana Souto Mofatto, Fernanda de Araújo Carneiro, Natalia Gomes Vieira, Karoline Estefani Duarte, Ramon Oliveira Vidal, Jean Carlos Alekcevetch, Michelle Guitton Cotta, Jean-Luc Verdeil, Fabienne Lapeyre-Montes, Marc Lartaud, Thierry Leroy, Fabien De Bellis, David Pot, Gustavo Costa Rodrigues, Marcelo Falsarella Carazzolle, Gonçalo Amarante Guimarães Pereira…

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2016 16:94

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  21. Content type: Research article

    ABA-mediated processes are involved in plant responses to water deficit, especially the control of stomatal opening. However in grapevine it is not known if these processes participate in the phenotypic variat...

    Authors: Landry Rossdeutsch, Everard Edwards, Sarah J. Cookson, François Barrieu, Gregory A. Gambetta, Serge Delrot and Nathalie Ollat

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2016 16:91

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  22. Content type: Review

    Being sessile organisms, plants are often exposed to a wide array of abiotic and biotic stresses. Abiotic stress conditions include drought, heat, cold and salinity, whereas biotic stress arises mainly from ba...

    Authors: Vivek Verma, Pratibha Ravindran and Prakash P. Kumar

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2016 16:86

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Alkaline/neutral invertase (A/N-INV), an enzyme that hydrolyzes sucrose irreversibly into glucose and fructose, is essential for normal plant growth,development, and stress tolerance. However, the physiologica...

    Authors: Bachar Dahro, Fei Wang, Ting Peng and Ji-Hong Liu

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2016 16:76

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Increased atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) levels predicted to occur before the end of the century will impact plant metabolism. In addition, nitrate availability will affect metabolism and levels of nitrogen-con...

    Authors: Jamuna Risal Paudel, Alexandre Amirizian, Sebastian Krosse, Jessica Giddings, Shoieb Akaram Arief Ismail, Jianguo Xia, James B. Gloer, Nicole M. van Dam and Jacqueline C. Bede

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2016 16:68

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  25. Content type: Research article

    Secondary metabolism contributes to the adaptation of a plant to its environment. In wine grapes, fruit secondary metabolism largely determines wine quality. Climate change is predicted to exacerbate drought e...

    Authors: Stefania Savoi, Darren C. J. Wong, Panagiotis Arapitsas, Mara Miculan, Barbara Bucchetti, Enrico Peterlunger, Aaron Fait, Fulvio Mattivi and Simone D. Castellarin

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2016 16:67

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  26. Content type: Research article

    Improvement of freezing tolerance of red clover (Trifolium pratense L.) would increase its persistence under cold climate. In this study, we assessed the freezing tolerance and compared the proteome composition o...

    Authors: Annick Bertrand, Marie Bipfubusa, Yves Castonguay, Solen Rocher, Aleksandra Szopinska-Morawska, Yousef Papadopoulos and Jenny Renaut

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2016 16:65

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  27. Content type: Research article

    Plants perceive UV-B through the UV RESISTANCE LOCUS 8 (UVR8) photoreceptor and UVR8 activation leads to changes in gene expression such as those associated with UV-B acclimation and stress tolerance. Albeit f...

    Authors: Melanie Binkert, Carlos D. Crocco, Babatunde Ekundayo, Kelvin Lau, Sarah Raffelberg, Kimberley Tilbrook, Ruohe Yin, Richard Chappuis, Thomas Schalch and Roman Ulm

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2016 16:42

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  28. Content type: Research article

    Due to the climate change of the past few decades, some agricultural areas in the world are now experiencing new climatic extremes. For soybean, high temperatures and drought stress can potentially lead to the...

    Authors: Renake N. Teixeira, Wilco Ligterink, José de B. França-Neto, Henk W.M. Hilhorst and Edvaldo A. A. da Silva

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2016 16:37

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  29. Content type: Research article

    Nitrogen (N) is the most common limiting factor for crop productivity worldwide. An effective approach to solve N deficiency is to develop low N (LN) tolerant crop cultivars. Tibetan annual wild barley is well...

    Authors: Xiaoyan Quan, Jianbin Zeng, Lingzhen Ye, Guang Chen, Zhigang Han, Jawad Munawar Shah and Guoping Zhang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2016 16:30

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  30. Content type: Research article

    Na+ exclusion from leaf blades is one of the key mechanisms for glycophytes to cope with salinity stress. Certain class I transporters of the high-affinity K+ transporter (HKT) family have been demonstrated to me...

    Authors: Kei Suzuki, Naoki Yamaji, Alex Costa, Eiji Okuma, Natsuko I. Kobayashi, Tatsuhiko Kashiwagi, Maki Katsuhara, Cun Wang, Keitaro Tanoi, Yoshiyuki Murata, Julian I. Schroeder, Jian Feng Ma and Tomoaki Horie

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2016 16:22

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  31. Content type: Research article

    Drought stress in juvenile stages of crop development and premature leaf senescence induced by drought stress have an impact on biomass production and yield formation of barley (Hordeum vulgare L.). Therefore, in...

    Authors: Gwendolin Wehner, Christiane Balko, Klaus Humbeck, Eva Zyprian and Frank Ordon

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2016 16:3

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  32. Content type: Research article

    Salinity–alkalinity stress is known to adversely affect a variety of processes in plants, thus inhibiting growth and decreasing crop yield. Polyamines protect plants against a variety of environmental stresses...

    Authors: Jianming Li, Lipan Hu, Li Zhang, Xiongbo Pan and Xiaohui Hu

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2015 15:303

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  33. Content type: Research article

    Although miRNAs are reportedly involved in the salt stress tolerance of plants, miRNA profiling in plants has largely remained restricted to glycophytes, including certain crop species that do not exhibit any ...

    Authors: Sachin Ashruba Gharat and Birendra Prasad Shaw

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2015 15:301

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  34. Content type: Research article

    The variation of growth and cold tolerance of two natural Arabidopsis accessions, Cvi (cold sensitive) and Rschew (cold tolerant), was analysed on a proteomic, phosphoproteomic and metabolomic level to derive cha...

    Authors: Matthias Nagler, Ella Nukarinen, Wolfram Weckwerth and Thomas Nägele

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2015 15:284

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  35. Content type: Research article

    Ultraviolet B (UV-B) irradiation can influence many cellular processes. Irradiation with high UV-B doses causes chlorophyll degradation, a decrease in the expression of genes associated with photosynthesis and...

    Authors: Olga Sztatelman, Joanna Grzyb, Halina Gabryś and Agnieszka Katarzyna Banaś

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2015 15:281

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  36. Content type: Research article

    MicroRNAs play important roles in the adaptive responses of plants to nutrient deficiencies. Most research, however, has focused on nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P), sulfur (S), copper (Cu) and iron (Fe) deficienc...

    Authors: Yi-Bin Lu, Yi-Ping Qi, Lin-Tong Yang, Peng Guo, Yan Li and Li-Song Chen

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2015 15:271

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  37. Content type: Research article

    NAC (NAM, ATAF, and CUC) transcription factors play important roles in plant biological processes, including phytohormone homeostasis, plant development, and in responses to various environmental stresses.

    Authors: Quanjun Huang, Yan Wang, Bin Li, Junli Chang, Mingjie Chen, Kexiu Li, Guangxiao Yang and Guangyuan He

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2015 15:268

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  38. Content type: Research article

    Reception of and response to exogenous and endogenous osmotic changes is important to sustain plant growth and development, as well as reproductive formation. Hyperosmolality-gated calcium-permeable channels (...

    Authors: Yunshuang Li, Fang Yuan, Zhaohong Wen, Yihao Li, Fang Wang, Tao Zhu, Wenqing Zhuo, Xi Jin, Yingdian Wang, Heping Zhao, Zhen-Ming Pei and Shengcheng Han

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2015 15:261

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  39. Content type: Research article

    Activation of numerous protective mechanisms during cold acclimation is important for the acquisition of freezing tolerance in perennial ryegrass (Lolium perenne L.). To elucidate the molecular mechanisms of cold...

    Authors: Shamila Weerakoon Abeynayake, Stephen Byrne, Istvan Nagy, Kristina Jonavičienė, Thomas Povl Etzerodt, Birte Boelt and Torben Asp

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2015 15:250

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  40. Content type: Research article

    mRNA degradation plays an important role in the determination of mRNA abundance and can quickly regulate gene expression. The production of uncapped mRNAs, an important mechanism of mRNA degradation, can be in...

    Authors: Fei Yi, Jian Chen and Jingjuan Yu

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2015 15:241

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  41. Content type: Research article

    Mechanical wounding can cause morphological and developmental changes in plants, which may affect the responses to abiotic stresses. However, the mechano-stimulation triggered regulation network remains elusiv...

    Authors: Xiangnan Li, Chenglong Hao, Jianwen Zhong, Fulai Liu, Jian Cai, Xiao Wang, Qin Zhou, Tingbo Dai, Weixing Cao and Dong Jiang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2015 15:219

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  42. Content type: Research article

    Cold stress is regarded as a key factor limiting widespread use for bermudagrass (Cynodon dactylon). Therefore, to improve cold tolerance for bermudagrass, it is urgent to understand molecular mechanisms of bermu...

    Authors: Liang Chen, Jibiao Fan, Longxing Hu, Zhengrong Hu, Yan Xie, Yingzi Zhang, Yanhong Lou, Eviatar Nevo and Jinmin Fu

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2015 15:216

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  43. Content type: Research article

    Ethylene is a phytohormone known for inducing a triple response in seedlings, leaf abscission and other responses to various stresses. Several studies in model plants have evaluated the importance of this horm...

    Authors: Fabricio Barbosa Monteiro Arraes, Magda Aparecida Beneventi, Maria Eugenia Lisei de Sa, Joaquin Felipe Roca Paixao, Erika Valeria Saliba Albuquerque, Silvana Regina Rockenbach Marin, Eduardo Purgatto, Alexandre Lima Nepomuceno and Maria Fatima Grossi-de-Sa

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2015 15:213

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  44. Content type: Research article

    Plants are continuously challenged by different environment stresses, and they vary widely in their adjustability. NAC (NAM, ATAF and CUC) transcription factors are known to be crucial in plants tolerance resp...

    Authors: Xiaomin Han, Zongqi Feng, Dandan Xing, Qi Yang, Ruigang Wang, Liwang Qi and Guojing Li

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2015 15:208

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  45. Content type: Research article

    Dioxins are one of the most toxic groups of persistent organic pollutants. Their biotransmission through the food chain constitutes a potential risk for human health. Plants as principal actors in the food cha...

    Authors: Abdulsamie Hanano, Ibrahem Almousally, Mouhnad Shaban, Nour Moursel, AbdAlbaset Shahadeh and Eskander Alhajji

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2015 15:193

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  46. Content type: Research article

    Nitrogen is an important nutrient, often limiting plant productivity and yield. In poplars, woody crops used as feedstock for renewable resources and bioenergy, nitrogen fertilization accelerates growth of the...

    Authors: Dejuan Euring, Hua Bai, Dennis Janz and Andrea Polle

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2014 14:391

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