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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. The perennial species Rhazya stricta (R. stricta) grows in arid zones and carries out typical C3 photosynthesis under daily extremes of heat, light intensity and low humidity. In order to identify processes attri...

    Authors: Steven A Yates, Igor Chernukhin, Ruben Alvarez-Fernandez, Ulrike Bechtold, Mohammed Baeshen, Nabih Baeshen, Mohammad Z Mutwakil, Jamal Sabir, Tracy Lawson and Philip M Mullineaux

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2014 14:2

    Content type: Research article

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  2. How plants respond to dehydration stress has been extensively researched. However, how plants respond to multiple consecutive stresses is virtually unknown. Pre-exposure to various abiotic stresses (including ...

    Authors: Yong Ding, Ning Liu, Laetitia Virlouvet, Jean-Jack Riethoven, Michael Fromm and Zoya Avramova

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2013 13:229

    Content type: Research article

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  3. The sucrosylgalactoside oligosaccharide raffinose (Raf, Suc-Gal1) accumulates in Arabidopsis leaves in response to a myriad of abiotic stresses. Whilst galactinol synthases (GolS), the first committed enzyme in R...

    Authors: Aurélie Egert, Felix Keller and Shaun Peters

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2013 13:218

    Content type: Research article

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  4. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are a class of short, endogenous non-coding small RNAs that have ability to base pair with their target mRNAs to induce their degradation in plants. miR394a/b are conserved small RNAs and it...

    Authors: Jian Bo Song, Shuai Gao, Di Sun, Hua Li, Xia Xia Shu and Zhi Min Yang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2013 13:210

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Certain temperate species require prolonged exposure to low temperature to initiate transition from vegetative growth to flowering, a process known as vernalization. In wheat, winter cultivars require vernaliz...

    Authors: Abdul Rehman Khan, Jérôme Enjalbert, Anne-Charlotte Marsollier, Agnès Rousselet, Isabelle Goldringer and Clémentine Vitte

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2013 13:209

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Brassica rapa includes several important leaf vegetable crops whose production is often damaged by high temperature. Cis-natural antisense transcripts (cis-NATs) and cis-NATs-derived small interfering RNAs (nat-s...

    Authors: Xiang Yu, Jun Yang, Xiaorong Li, Xuxin Liu, Chuanbao Sun, Feijie Wu and Yuke He

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2013 13:208

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Understanding the function of a particular gene under various stresses is important for engineering plants for broad-spectrum stress tolerance. Although virus-induced gene silencing (VIGS) has been used to cha...

    Authors: Venkategowda Ramegowda, Muthappa Senthil-kumar, Makarla Udayakumar and Kirankumar S Mysore

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2013 13:193

    Content type: Methodology article

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  8. The transcription factor AtMYBR1 (MYB44) is a member of the MYB family of transcription factors and is expressed throughout the plant life cycle and especially in senescing and wounded leaves. It has previously b...

    Authors: Masrur R Jaradat, J Allan Feurtado, Daiqing Huang, Yongquan Lu and Adrian J Cutler

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2013 13:192

    Content type: Research article

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  9. The WRKY transcription factor is an important member of the stress-related transcription factors, which mediate diverse abiotic stresses in many plants. However, up until now, the number of WRKY members, and t...

    Authors: Jun Tang, Feng Wang, Zhen Wang, Zhinan Huang, Aisheng Xiong and Xilin Hou

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2013 13:188

    Content type: Research article

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  10. MicroRNAs are key regulators of plant growth and development with important roles in environmental adaptation. The microRNAs from the halophyte species Thellungiella salsuginea (salt cress), which exhibits extrem...

    Authors: Quan Zhang, Chuanzhi Zhao, Ming Li, Wei Sun, Yan Liu, Han Xia, Mingnan Sun, Aiqin Li, Changsheng Li, Shuzhen Zhao, Lei Hou, Jean-François Picimbon, Xingjun Wang and Yanxiu Zhao

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2013 13:180

    Content type: Research article

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  11. White wine quality, especially in warm climates, is affected by sunlight and heat stress. These factors increase the probability that ambering processes will occur and reduce the potential flavour compounds. T...

    Authors: Pietro Scafidi, Antonino Pisciotta, Davide Patti, Pasquale Tamborra, Rosario Di Lorenzo and Maria Gabriella Barbagallo

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2013 13:175

    Content type: Research article

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  12. Plant small heat shock proteins (sHsps) accumulate in response to various environmental stresses, including heat, drought, salt and oxidative stress. Numerous studies suggest a role for these proteins in stres...

    Authors: Cecilia Ruibal, Alexandra Castro, Valentina Carballo, László Szabados and Sabina Vidal

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2013 13:174

    Content type: Research article

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  13. HIGH-LEVEL EXPRESSION OF SUGAR INDUCIBLE GENE2 (HSI2), also known as VAL1, is a B3 domain transcriptional repressor that acts redundantly with its closest relative, HSI2-LIKE1 (HSL1), to suppress the seed maturat...

    Authors: Nirmala Sharma, Yarnel Bender, Kerry Boyle and Pierre R Fobert

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2013 13:170

    Content type: Research article

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  14. Within the Arabidopsis genome, there are 272 cytochrome P450 monooxygenase (P450) genes. However, the biological functions of the majority of these P450s remain unknown. The CYP709B family of P450s includes three...

    Authors: Guohong Mao, Timothy Seebeck, Denyse Schrenker and Oliver Yu

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2013 13:169

    Content type: Research article

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  15. High temperature stress responses are vital for plant survival. The mechanisms that plants use to sense high temperatures are only partially understood and involve multiple sensing and signaling pathways. Here...

    Authors: Erin J Kast, Minh-Duyen T Nguyen, Rosalie E Lawrence, Christina Rabeler and Nicholas J Kaplinsky

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2013 13:158

    Content type: Methodology article

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  16. Global warming predictions indicate that temperatures will increase by another 2-6°C by the end of this century. High temperature is a major abiotic stress limiting plant growth and productivity in many areas ...

    Authors: Yong-Fang Li, Yixing Wang, Yuhong Tang, Vijaya Gopal Kakani and Ramamurthy Mahalingam

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2013 13:153

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  17. Tamarix spp. are woody halophyte, which are very tolerant to abiotic stresses such as salinity and drought, but little is known about their specific stress response systems. Basic leucine zipper proteins (bZIPs) ...

    Authors: Xiaoyu Ji, Guifeng Liu, Yujia Liu, Lei Zheng, Xianguang Nie and Yucheng Wang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2013 13:151

    Content type: Research article

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  18. Ramie fiber extracted from stem bark is one of the most important natural fibers. Drought is a main environment stress which severely inhibits the stem growth of ramie and leads to a decrease of the fiber yiel...

    Authors: Touming Liu, Siyuan Zhu, Qingming Tang, Yongting Yu and Shouwei Tang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2013 13:130

    Content type: Research article

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  19. The endophytic fungus, Neotyphodium coenophialum, can enhance drought tolerance of its host grass, tall fescue. To investigate endophyte effects on plant responses to acute water deficit stress, we did comprehens...

    Authors: Padmaja Nagabhyru, Randy D Dinkins, Constance L Wood, Charles W Bacon and Christopher L Schardl

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2013 13:127

    Content type: Research article

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  20. Cell growth and cell proliferation are intimately linked in the presence of Earth’s gravity, but are decoupled under the microgravity conditions present in orbiting spacecraft. New technologies to simulate mic...

    Authors: Ana Isabel Manzano, Oliver J Larkin, Camelia E Dijkstra, Paul Anthony, Michael R Davey, Laurence Eaves, Richard JA Hill, Raul Herranz and F Javier Medina

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2013 13:124

    Content type: Research article

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  21. Cotton (Gossypium spp.) is widely cultivated due to the important economic value of its fiber. However, extreme environmental degradation impedes cotton growth and production. Receptor-like kinase (RLK) proteins ...

    Authors: Jun Zhao, Yulong Gao, Zhiyuan Zhang, Tianzi Chen, Wangzhen Guo and Tianzhen Zhang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2013 13:110

    Content type: Research article

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  22. Yield losses as a result of abiotic stress factors present a significant challenge for the future of global food production. While breeding technologies provide potential to combat negative stress-mediated out...

    Authors: Jason J Wargent, Douglas A Pickup, Nigel D Paul and Michael R Roberts

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2013 13:108

    Content type: Research article

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  23. Rp1 is a complex locus of maize, which carries a set of genes controlling race-specific resistance to the common rust fungus, Puccinia sorghi. The resistance response includes the “Hypersensitive response” (HR), ...

    Authors: Adisu Negeri, Guan-Feng Wang, Larissa Benavente, Cromwell M Kibiti, Vijay Chaikam, Guri Johal and Peter Balint-Kurti

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2013 13:106

    Content type: Research article

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  24. Excess light conditions induce the generation of reactive oxygen species (ROS) directly in the chloroplasts but also cause an accumulation and production of ROS in peroxisomes, cytosol and vacuoles. Antioxidan...

    Authors: Elmien Heyneke, Nora Luschin-Ebengreuth, Iztok Krajcer, Volker Wolkinger, Maria Müller and Bernd Zechmann

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2013 13:104

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  25. The cuticle is a hydrophobic barrier located at the aerial surface of all terrestrial plants. Recent studies performed on model plants, such as Arabidopsis thaliana, have suggested that the cuticle may be involve...

    Authors: Grégoire Le Provost, Frédéric Domergue, Céline Lalanne, Patricio Ramos Campos, Antoine Grosbois, Didier Bert, Céline Meredieu, Frédéric Danjon, Christophe Plomion and Jean-Marc Gion

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2013 13:95

    Content type: Research article

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  26. Ammopiptanthus mongolicus is the only evergreen broadleaf shrub in the northwest desert of China, which can survive long-term aridity and extremely cold environments. In order to understand the genetic mechanisms...

    Authors: Meiqin Liu, Jing Shi and Cunfu Lu

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2013 13:88

    Content type: Research article

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  27. ANGUSTIFOLIA (AN), one of the CtBP family proteins, plays a major role in microtubule-dependent cell morphogenesis. Microarray analysis of mammalian AN homologs suggests that AN might function as a transcripti...

    Authors: Emma W Gachomo, Jose C Jimenez-Lopez, Sarah R Smith, Anthony B Cooksey, Oteri M Oghoghomeh, Nicholas Johnson, Lamine Baba-Moussa and Simeon O Kotchoni

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2013 13:79

    Content type: Research article

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  28. Cold acclimation in woody perennials is a metabolically intensive process, but coincides with environmental conditions that are not conducive to the generation of energy through photosynthesis. While the negat...

    Authors: Eva Collakova, Curtis Klumas, Haktan Suren, Elijah Myers, Lenwood S Heath, Jason A Holliday and Ruth Grene

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2013 13:72

    Content type: Research article

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  29. Medicago truncatula Gaertn. (barrel medic) is cultivated as a pasture legume for its high protein content and ability to improve soils through nitrogen fixation. Toxic concentrations of the micronutrient Boron (B...

    Authors: Paul Bogacki, David M Peck, Ramakrishnan M Nair, Jake Howie and Klaus H Oldach

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2013 13:54

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  30. Cabernet Sauvignon grapevines were exposed to a progressive, increasing water defict over 16 days. Shoot elongation and photosynthesis were measured for physiological responses to water deficit. The effect of ...

    Authors: Grant R Cramer, Steve C Van Sluyter, Daniel W Hopper, Dana Pascovici, Tim Keighley and Paul A Haynes

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2013 13:49

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  31. Over 200 published studies of more than 30 plant species have reported a role for miRNAs in regulating responses to abiotic stresses. However, data from these individual reports has not been collected into a s...

    Authors: Shihua Zhang, Yi Yue, Liang Sheng, Yunzhi Wu, Guohua Fan, Ao Li, Xiaoyi Hu, Mingzhu ShangGuan and Chaoling Wei

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2013 13:33

    Content type: Database

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  32. Cultivated rice species (Oryza sativa L. and O. glaberrima Steud.) are generally considered among the crop species most sensitive to salt stress. A handful of lines are known to be tolerant, and a small number of...

    Authors: John Damien Platten, James A Egdane and Abdelbagi M Ismail

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2013 13:32

    Content type: Research article

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  33. The selective removal of grapevine leaves around berry clusters can improve the quality of ripening fruits by influencing parameters such as the berry sugar and anthocyanin content at harvest. The outcome depe...

    Authors: Chiara Pastore, Sara Zenoni, Marianna Fasoli, Mario Pezzotti, Giovanni Battista Tornielli and Ilaria Filippetti

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2013 13:30

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  34. TIFY is a large plant-specific transcription factor gene family. A subgroup of TIFY genes named JAZ (Jasmonate-ZIM domain) has been identified as repressors of jasmonate (JA)-regulated transcription in Arabidopsi...

    Authors: Rosaura Aparicio-Fabre, Gabriel Guillén, Montserrat Loredo, Jesús Arellano, Oswaldo Valdés-López, Mario Ramírez, Luis P Íñiguez, Dario Panzeri, Bianca Castiglioni, Paola Cremonesi, Francesco Strozzi, Alessandra Stella, Lourdes Girard, Francesca Sparvoli and Georgina Hernández

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2013 13:26

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  35. The decline in industrial emissions of sulphur (S) has led to a sulphate depletion in soil resulting in an alteration of crop performance. In oilseed rape, an S deficiency dramatically reduced the seed yield a...

    Authors: Philippe D’Hooghe, Sacha Escamez, Jacques Trouverie and Jean-Christophe Avice

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2013 13:23

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  36. SKIP is a transcription cofactor in many eukaryotes. It can regulate plant stress tolerance in rice and Arabidopsis. But the homolog of SKIP protein in soybean has been not reported up to now.

    Authors: Yanwei Zhang, Lin Zhao, Haiyan Li, Yang Gao, Yongguang Li, Xiaoxia Wu, Weili Teng, Yingpeng Han, Xue Zhao and Wenbin Li

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2013 13:21

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  37. Arabidopsis plants were grown on the International Space Station within specialized hardware that combined a plant growth habitat with a camera system that can capture images at regular intervals of growth. Th...

    Authors: Anna-Lisa Paul, Claire E Amalfitano and Robert J Ferl

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2012 12:232

    Content type: Research article

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  38. Gravity has major effects on both the form and overall length of root growth. Numerous papers have documented these effects (over 300 publications in the last 5 years), the most well-studied being gravitropism...

    Authors: Stanley J Roux

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2012 12:231

    Content type: Commentary

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  39. The plant tolerance mechanisms to low temperature have been studied extensively in the model plant Arabidopsis at the transcriptional level. However, few studies were carried out in plants with strong inherite...

    Authors: Zhiguang Zhao, Lingling Tan, Chunyan Dang, Hua Zhang, Qingbai Wu and Lizhe An

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2012 12:222

    Content type: Research article

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  40. The rise of high mountain chains is widely seen as one of the factors driving rapid diversification of land plants and the formation of biodiversity hotspots. Supporting evidence was reported for the impact of...

    Authors: Li Wang, Harald Schneider, Xian-Chun Zhang and Qiao-Ping Xiang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2012 12:210

    Content type: Research article

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  41. The micropropagation is a powerful tool to scale up plants of economical and agronomical importance, enhancing crop productivity. However, a small but growing body of evidence suggests that epigenetic mechanis...

    Authors: Clelia De-la-Peña, Geovanny Nic-Can, Gabriel Ojeda, José L Herrera-Herrera, Adolfo López-Torres, Kazimierz Wrobel and Manuel L Robert-Díaz

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2012 12:203

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  42. It is well known that salt stress has different effects on old and young tissues. However, it remains largely unexplored whether old and young tissues have different regulatory mechanism during adaptation of p...

    Authors: Huan Wang, Meishan Zhang, Rui Guo, Decheng Shi, Bao Liu, Xiuyun Lin and Chunwu Yang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2012 12:194

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  43. Soil salinity adversely affects plant growth and development and disturbs intracellular ion homeostasis resulting cellular toxicity. The Salt Overly Sensitive 1 (SOS1) gene encodes a plasma membrane Na+/H+ antipo...

    Authors: Narendra Singh Yadav, Pushp Sheel Shukla, Anupama Jha, Pradeep K Agarwal and Bhavanath Jha

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2012 12:188

    Content type: Research article

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  44. Thellungiella salsuginea is an important model plant due to its natural tolerance to abiotic stresses including salt, cold, and water deficits. Microarray and metabolite profiling have shown that Thellungiella un...

    Authors: David R Guevara, Marc J Champigny, Ashley Tattersall, Jeff Dedrick, Chui E Wong, Yong Li, Aurelie Labbe, Chien-Lu Ping, Yanxiang Wang, Paulo Nuin, G Brian Golding, Brian E McCarry, Peter S Summers, Barbara A Moffatt and Elizabeth A Weretilnyk

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2012 12:175

    Content type: Research article

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  45. Grapes are a major fruit crop around the world. Heat stress can significantly reduce grape yield and quality. Changes at the molecular level in response to heat stress and subsequent recovery are poorly unders...

    Authors: Guo-Tian Liu, Jun-Fang Wang, Grant Cramer, Zhan-Wu Dai, Wei Duan, Hong-Guo Xu, Ben-Hong Wu, Pei-Ge Fan, Li-Jun Wang and Shao-Hua Li

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2012 12:174

    Content type: Research article

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  46. Maternal effects may influence a range of seed traits simultaneously and are likely to be context-dependent. Disentangling the interactions of plant phenotype and growth environment on various seed traits is i...

    Authors: Lei Wang, Jerry M Baskin, Carol C Baskin, J Hans C Cornelissen, Ming Dong and Zhenying Huang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2012 12:170

    Content type: Research article

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