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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. Plants are oftentimes exposed to many types of abiotic stresses. Drought is one of the main environmental stresses which limits plant growth, distribution and crop yield worldwide. Amygdalus mira (Koehne) Yü et L...

    Authors: Yuan Cao, Qiuxiang Luo, Yan Tian and Fanjuan Meng

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:53

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  2. Flower opening is an important process in the life cycle of flowering plants and is influenced by various endogenous and environmental factors. Our previous work demonstrated that rose (Rosa hybrida) flowers are ...

    Authors: Jiwei Chen, Qian Zhang, Qigang Wang, Ming Feng, Yang Li, Yonglu Meng, Yi Zhang, Guoqin Liu, Zhimin Ma, Hongzhi Wu, Junping Gao and Nan Ma

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:51

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  3. Proper regulation of nuclear-encoded, organelle-targeted genes is crucial for plastid and mitochondrial function. Among these genes, MutS Homolog 1 (MSH1) is notable for generating an assortment of mutant phenoty...

    Authors: Mon-Ray Shao, Sunil Kumar Kenchanmane Raju, John D. Laurie, Robersy Sanchez and Sally A. Mackenzie

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:47

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  4. Plants can respond to insect attack via defense mechanisms that reduce insect performance. In this study, we examined the effects of several treatments applied to two maize genotypes (one resistant, one suscep...

    Authors: Rogelio Santiago, Ana Cao, Ana Butrón, Ana López-Malvar, Víctor M. Rodríguez, Germán V. Sandoya and Rosa A. Malvar

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:44

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  5. Drought is a major constraint for plant growth and crop productivity that is receiving an increased attention due to global climate changes. Chloroplasts act as environmental sensors, however, only partial inf...

    Authors: Rachele Tamburino, Monica Vitale, Alessandra Ruggiero, Mauro Sassi, Lorenza Sannino, Simona Arena, Antonello Costa, Giorgia Batelli, Nicola Zambrano, Andrea Scaloni, Stefania Grillo and Nunzia Scotti

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:40

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  6. Despite the heat-related physiology and heat-shock proteins in maize have been extensively studied, little is known about the transcriptome profiling of how the maize varieties with different genotypes respond...

    Authors: Jiang Shi, Baiyuan Yan, Xuping Lou, Huasheng Ma and Songlin Ruan

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:26

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  7. Abiotic stresses due to environmental factors could adversely affect the growth and development of crops. Among the abiotic stresses, drought and heat stress are two critical threats to crop growth and sustain...

    Authors: Rong Zhou, Xiaqing Yu, Carl-Otto Ottosen, Eva Rosenqvist, Liping Zhao, Yinlei Wang, Wengui Yu, Tongmin Zhao and Zhen Wu

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:24

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  8. Plants contain a range of aquaporin (AQP) proteins, which act as transporter of water and nutrient molecules through living membranes. AQPs also participate in water uptake through the roots and contribute to ...

    Authors: Md. Abdul Kayum, Jong-In Park, Ujjal Kumar Nath, Manosh Kumar Biswas, Hoy-Taek Kim and Ill-Sup Nou

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:23

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  9. The yield of wheat (Triticum aestivum L.), an important crop, is adversely affected by heat stress in many regions of the world. However, the molecular mechanisms underlying thermotolerance are largely unknown.

    Authors: Xinshan Zang, Xiaoli Geng, Fei Wang, Zhenshan Liu, Liyuan Zhang, Yue Zhao, Xuejun Tian, Zhongfu Ni, Yingyin Yao, Mingming Xin, Zhaorong Hu, Qixin Sun and Huiru Peng

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:14

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  10. Rhizobium nitrogen fixation in legumes takes place in specialized organs called root nodules. The initiation of these symbiotic organs has two important components. First, symbiotic rhizobium bacteria are reco...

    Authors: Eva E. Deinum, Wouter Kohlen and René Geurts

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2016 16:254

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  11. The induction of alcohol fermentation in roots is a plant adaptive response to flooding stress and oxygen deprivation. Available transcriptomic data suggest that fermentation-related genes are also frequently ...

    Authors: Antoine Gravot, Gautier Richard, Tanguy Lime, Séverine Lemarié, Mélanie Jubault, Christine Lariagon, Jocelyne Lemoine, Jorge Vicente, Alexandre Robert-Seilaniantz, Michael J. Holdsworth and Maria J. Manzanares-Dauleux

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2016 16:251

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  12. Photosynthetic organs of the cereal spike (ear) provide assimilate for grain filling, but their response to drought is poorly understood. In this study, we characterized the drought response of individual orga...

    Authors: Jordan A. Hein, Mark E. Sherrard, Kirk P. Manfredi and Tilahun Abebe

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2016 16:248

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  13. Drought is the most important environmental stress that limits crop yield in a global warming world. Despite the compelling evidence of an important role of oxidized and reduced sulfur-containing compounds dur...

    Authors: Nisar Ahmad, Mario Malagoli, Markus Wirtz and Ruediger Hell

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2016 16:247

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  14. Photoperiodism refers to the ability of plants to measure day length to determine the season. This ability enables plants to coordinate internal biological activities with external changes to ensure normal gro...

    Authors: Lixia Ku, Lei Tian, Huihui Su, Cuiling Wang, Xiaobo Wang, Liuji Wu, Yong Shi, Guohui Li, Zhiyong Wang, Huitao Wang, Xiaoheng Song, Dandan Dou, Zhaobin Ren and Yanhui Chen

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2016 16:239

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  15. Multicellular organisms have evolved systems/mechanisms to detect various forms of danger, including attack by microbial pathogens and a variety of pests, as well as tissue and cellular damage. Detection via c...

    Authors: Hyong Woo Choi and Daniel F. Klessig

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2016 16:232

    Content type: Review

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  16. Indole alkaloids, which characteristically contain an indole nucleus, have pharmaceutical potential in a diverse range of applications. UV-B can elicit the accumulation of indole alkaloids. The indole alkaloid...

    Authors: Cuixia Gao, Bingxian Yang, Dandan Zhang, Meng Chen and Jingkui Tian

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2016 16:231

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  17. Predicted climate changes announce an increase of extreme environmental conditions including drought and excessive heat and light in classical viticultural regions. Thus, understanding how grapevine responds t...

    Authors: Margarida Rocheta, João L. Coito, Miguel J. N. Ramos, Luísa Carvalho, Jörg D. Becker, Pablo Carbonell-Bejerano and Sara Amâncio

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2016 16:224

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  18. Phosphorus (P) stress is a global problem in maize production. Although macro/microarray technologies have greatly increased our general knowledge of maize responses to P stress, a greater understanding of the...

    Authors: Qingguo Du, Kai Wang, Cheng Xu, Cheng Zou, Chuanxiao Xie, Yunbi Xu and Wen-Xue Li

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2016 16:222

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  19. The ultimate goal of this work was to detect the role of transcription factors (TFs) concordantly expressed with genes related to programmed cell death (PCD) during PCD and salt stress. This work was based on ...

    Authors: Ahmed Bahieldin, Ahmed Atef, Sherif Edris, Nour O. Gadalla, Hani M. Ali, Sabah M. Hassan, Magdy A. Al-Kordy, Ahmed M. Ramadan, Rania M. Makki, Abdulrahman S. M. Al-Hajar and Fotouh M. El-Domyati

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2016 16:216

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  20. European Flint maize inbred lines are used as a source of adaptation to cold in most breeding programs in Northern Europe. A deep understanding of their adaptation strategy could thus provide valuable clues fo...

    Authors: Laëtitia Riva-Roveda, Brigitte Escale, Catherine Giauffret and Claire Périlleux

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2016 16:212

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  21. FIT (FER-LIKE IRON DEFICIENCY-INDUCED TRANSCRIPTION FACTOR) is the central regulator of iron uptake in Arabidopsis thaliana roots. We performed transcriptome analyses of six day-old seedlings and roots of six wee...

    Authors: Hans-Jörg Mai, Stéphanie Pateyron and Petra Bauer

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2016 16:211

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  22. The NAC (NAM, ATAF and CUC) transcriptional factors constitute a large family with more than 150 members in rice and some of them have been demonstrated to play crucial roles in plant abiotic stress response. ...

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

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2016 16:203

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  23. Glutaredoxins (GRXs) are small proteins which bind glutathione to either reduce disulfide bonds or to coordinate iron sulfur clusters. Whereas these well-established functions are associated with ubiquitously ...

    Authors: Li-Jun Huang, Ning Li, Corinna Thurow, Markus Wirtz, Rüdiger Hell and Christiane Gatz

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2016 16:200

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  24. Heavy metal exposure affect plant productivity by interfering, directly and indirectly, with photosynthetic reactions. The toxic effect of heavy metals on photosynthetic reactions has been reported in wide-ran...

    Authors: Radosław Mazur, Monika Sadowska, Łucja Kowalewska, Agnieszka Abratowska, Hazem M. Kalaji, Agnieszka Mostowska, Maciej Garstka and Beata Krasnodębska-Ostręga

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2016 16:191

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  25. Drought stress is one of the most adverse environmental constraints to plant growth and productivity. Comparative proteomics of drought-tolerant and sensitive wheat genotypes is a strategy to understand the co...

    Authors: Lixiang Cheng, Yuping Wang, Qiang He, Huijun Li, Xiaojing Zhang and Feng Zhang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2016 16:188

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  26. Wild soybean (Glycine soja) is a highly adaptive plant species which can grow well in saline-alkaline soils. In soybean genome, there exist about 140 HD-Zip (Homeodomain-leucine Zipper) genes. HD-Zip transcriptio...

    Authors: Lei Cao, Yang Yu, Huizi DuanMu, Chao Chen, Xiangbo Duan, Pinghui Zhu, Ranran Chen, Qiang Li, Yanming Zhu and Xiaodong Ding

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2016 16:184

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  27. Volatile thiols largely contribute to the organoleptic characteristics and typicity of Sauvignon blanc wines. Among this family of odorous compounds, 3-sulfanylhexan-1-ol (3SH) and 4-methyl-4-sulfanylpentan-2-...

    Authors: Pierre Helwi, Sabine Guillaumie, Cécile Thibon, Céline Keime, Aude Habran, Ghislaine Hilbert, Eric Gomes, Philippe Darriet, Serge Delrot and Cornelis van Leeuwen

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2016 16:173

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  28. Sesame is an important oilseed crop mainly grown in inclement areas with high temperatures and frequent drought. Thus, drought constitutes one of the major constraints of its production. The AP2/ERF is a large...

    Authors: Komivi Dossa, Xin Wei, Donghua Li, Daniel Fonceka, Yanxin Zhang, Linhai Wang, Jingyin Yu, Liao Boshou, Diaga Diouf, Ndiaga Cissé and Xiurong Zhang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2016 16:171

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  29. Plants have evolved complex mechanisms to adapt growth and development to the light environment. The COP1/SPA complex is a key repressor of photomorphogenesis in dark-grown Arabidopsis plants and acts as an E3...

    Authors: Song Chen, Lennart Wirthmueller, Johannes Stauber, Niels Lory, Xu Holtkotte, Lisa Leson, Christian Schenkel, Margaret Ahmad and Ute Hoecker

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2016 16:165

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  30. Fruit composition at harvest is strongly dependent on the temperature during the grapevine developmental cycle. This raises serious concerns regarding the sustainability of viticulture and the socio-economic r...

    Authors: Markus Rienth, Laurent Torregrosa, Gautier Sarah, Morgane Ardisson, Jean-Marc Brillouet and Charles Romieu

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2016 16:164

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  31. Bruchid beetles are an important storage pest of grain legumes. Callosobruchus sp. infect mungbean (Vigna radiata) at low levels in the field, multiply during grain storage and can destroy seed stocks in a few mo...

    Authors: Roland Schafleitner, Shu-mei Huang, Shui-hui Chu, Jo-yi Yen, Chen-yu Lin, Miao-rong Yan, Bharath Krishnan, Mao-sen Liu, Hsiao-feng Lo, Chien-yu Chen, Long-fang O. Chen, Dung-chi Wu, Thu-Giang Thi Bui, Srinivasan Ramasamy, Chih-wei Tung and Ramakrishnan Nair

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2016 16:159

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  32. 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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  33. 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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  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. 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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  37. 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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  38. 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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  39. 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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  40. 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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  41. 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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  42. 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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  43. 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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  44. 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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  45. 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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  46. 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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  47. 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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  48. 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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  49. 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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