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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

    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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    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

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    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

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    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

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  5. Content type: Research article

    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

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Mitogen activated protein kinase (MAPK) cascade is an important signaling cascade that operates in stress signal transduction in plants. The biologically active monoterpenoid indole alkaloids (MIA) produced in Ca...

    Authors: Susheel Kumar Raina, Dhammaprakash Pandhari Wankhede, Monika Jaggi, Pallavi Singh, Siddhi Kashinath Jalmi, Badmi Raghuram, Arsheed Hussain Sheikh and Alok Krishna Sinha

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2012 12:134

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  7. Content type: Research article

    MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are small RNA molecules that play important regulatory roles in plant development and stress responses. Identification of stress-regulated miRNAs is crucial for understanding how plants resp...

    Authors: Blanca E Barrera-Figueroa, Lei Gao, Zhigang Wu, Xuefeng Zhou, Jianhua Zhu, Hailing Jin, Renyi Liu and Jian-Kang Zhu

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2012 12:132

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Thellungiella has been proposed as an extremophile alternative to Arabidopsis to investigate environmental stress tolerance. However, Arabidopsis accessions show large natural variation in their freezing toleranc...

    Authors: Yang Ping Lee, Alexei Babakov, Bert de Boer, Ellen Zuther and Dirk K Hincha

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2012 12:131

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Little is known about the potential of Brachypodium distachyon as a model for low temperature stress responses in Pooideae. The ice recrystallization inhibition protein (IRIP) genes, fructosyltransferase (FST) ge...

    Authors: Chuan Li, Heidi Rudi, Eric J Stockinger, Hongmei Cheng, Moju Cao, Samuel E Fox, Todd C Mockler, Bjørge Westereng, Siri Fjellheim, Odd Arne Rognli and Simen R Sandve

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2012 12:65

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Over application of phosphate fertilizers in modern agriculture contaminates waterways and disrupts natural ecosystems. Nevertheless, this is a common practice among farmers, especially in developing countries...

    Authors: Jongchan Woo, Cameron Ross MacPherson, Jun Liu, Huan Wang, Takatoshi Kiba, Matthew A Hannah, Xiu-Jie Wang, Vladimir B Bajic and Nam-Hai Chua

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2012 12:62

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Mechanosensing and its downstream responses are speculated to involve sensory complexes containing Ca2+-permeable mechanosensitive channels. On recognizing osmotic signals, plant cells initiate activation of a wi...

    Authors: Takamitsu Kurusu, Daisuke Nishikawa, Yukari Yamazaki, Mariko Gotoh, Masataka Nakano, Haruyasu Hamada, Takuya Yamanaka, Kazuko Iida, Yuko Nakagawa, Hikaru Saji, Kazuo Shinozaki, Hidetoshi Iida and Kazuyuki Kuchitsu

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2012 12:11

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Identification of genes underlying drought tolerance (DT) quantitative trait loci (QTLs) will facilitate understanding of molecular mechanisms of drought tolerance, and also will accelerate genetic improvement...

    Authors: Deepmala Sehgal, Vengaldas Rajaram, Ian Peter Armstead, Vincent Vadez, Yash Pal Yadav, Charles Thomas Hash and Rattan Singh Yadav

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2012 12:9

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Recent reports suggest that vitamin B1 (thiamine) participates in the processes underlying plant adaptations to certain types of abiotic and biotic stress, mainly oxidative stress. Most of the genes coding for en...

    Authors: Maria Rapala-Kozik, Natalia Wolak, Marta Kujda and Agnieszka K Banas

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2012 12:2

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Plant roots are important organs to uptake soil water and nutrients, perceiving and transducing of soil water deficit signals to shoot. The current knowledge of drought stress transcriptomes in rice are mostly...

    Authors: Ali Moumeni, Kouji Satoh, Hiroaki Kondoh, Takayuki Asano, Aeni Hosaka, Ramiah Venuprasad, Rachid Serraj, Arvind Kumar, Hei Leung and Shoshi Kikuchi

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2011 11:174

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Rice is a major source of dietary intake of cadmium (Cd) for populations that consume rice as a staple food. Understanding how Cd is transported into grains through the whole plant body is necessary for reduci...

    Authors: Satoru Ishikawa, Nobuo Suzui, Sayuri Ito-Tanabata, Satomi Ishii, Masato Igura, Tadashi Abe, Masato Kuramata, Naoki Kawachi and Shu Fujimaki

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2011 11:172

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Plants involved in highly complex and well-coordinated systems have evolved a considerable degree of developmental plasticity, thus minimizing the damage caused by stress. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) have recently emer...

    Authors: Haiyan Li, Yuanyuan Dong, Hailong Yin, Nan Wang, Jing Yang, Xiuming Liu, Yanfang Wang, Jinyu Wu and Xiaokun Li

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2011 11:170

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Understanding the adaptation of cereals to environmental conditions is one of the key areas in which plant science can contribute to tackling challenges presented by climate change. Temperature and day length ...

    Authors: M Cristina Casao, Ildiko Karsai, Ernesto Igartua, M Pilar Gracia, Otto Veisz and Ana M Casas

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2011 11:164

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  18. Content type: Review

    The natural environment for plants is composed of a complex set of abiotic stresses and biotic stresses. Plant responses to these stresses are equally complex. Systems biology approaches facilitate a multi-tar...

    Authors: Grant R Cramer, Kaoru Urano, Serge Delrot, Mario Pezzotti and Kazuo Shinozaki

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2011 11:163

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Frost is an important abiotic stress that limits cereal production in the temperate zone. As the most frost tolerant small grain cereal, rye (Secale cereale L.) is an ideal cereal model for investigating the gene...

    Authors: Yongle Li, Andreas Böck, Grit Haseneyer, Viktor Korzun, Peer Wilde, Chris-Carolin Schön, Donna P Ankerst and Eva Bauer

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2011 11:146

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Under drought, plants accumulate the signaling hormone abscisic acid (ABA), which induces the rapid closure of stomatal pores to prevent water loss. This event is trigged by a series of signals produced inside...

    Authors: Massimo Galbiati, José Tomás Matus, Priscilla Francia, Fabio Rusconi, Paola Cañón, Consuelo Medina, Lucio Conti, Eleonora Cominelli, Chiara Tonelli and Patricio Arce-Johnson

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2011 11:142

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  21. Content type: Research article

    The endoplasmic reticulum (ER) is a major signaling organelle, which integrates a variety of responses against physiological stresses. In plants, one such stress-integrating response is the N-rich protein (NRP...

    Authors: Jerusa AQA Faria, Pedro AB Reis, Marco TB Reis, Gustavo L Rosado, Guilherme L Pinheiro, Giselle C Mendes and Elizabeth PB Fontes

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2011 11:129

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  22. Content type: Research article

    The translocator protein 18 kDa (TSPO), previously known as the peripheral-type benzodiazepine receptor (PBR), is important for many cellular functions in mammals and bacteria, such as steroid biosynthesis, ce...

    Authors: Emilia Balsemão-Pires, Yvon Jaillais, Bradley JSC Olson, Leonardo R Andrade, James G Umen, Joanne Chory and Gilberto Sachetto-Martins

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2011 11:108

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Eukaryotic DNA methylation is one of the most studied epigenetic processes, as it results in a direct and heritable covalent modification triggered by external stimuli. In contrast to mammals, plant DNA methyl...

    Authors: Rodrigo M González, Martiniano M Ricardi and Norberto D Iusem

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2011 11:94

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Abiotic stresses, such as water deficit and soil salinity, result in changes in physiology, nutrient use, and vegetative growth in vines, and ultimately, yield and flavor in berries of wine grape, Vitis vinifera ...

    Authors: Richard L Tillett, Ali Ergül, Rebecca L Albion, Karen A Schlauch, Grant R Cramer and John C Cushman

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2011 11:86

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  25. Content type: Research article

    In higher plants, the inhibition of photosynthetic capacity under drought is attributable to stomatal and non-stomatal (i.e., photochemical and biochemical) effects. In particular, a disruption of photosynthet...

    Authors: Pierre Marraccini, Luciana P Freire, Gabriel SC Alves, Natalia G Vieira, Felipe Vinecky, Sonia Elbelt, Humberto JO Ramos, Christophe Montagnon, Luiz GE Vieira, Thierry Leroy, David Pot, Vânia A Silva, Gustavo C Rodrigues and Alan C Andrade

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2011 11:85

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