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Plant-biotic interactions

Section edited by Pradeep Kachroo

This section considers studies in the interactions, both beneficial and deleterious , between plants and other organisms including all forms of symbiosis.

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  1. Content type: Research article

    Nonhost resistance (NHR) protects plants against a vast number of non-adapted pathogens which implicates a potential exploitation as source for novel disease resistance strategies. Aiming at a fundamental unde...

    Authors: Rhoda Delventhal, Jeyaraman Rajaraman, Francesca L. Stefanato, Sajid Rehman, Reza Aghnoum, Graham R. D. McGrann, Marie Bolger, Björn Usadel, Pete E. Hedley, Lesley Boyd, Rients E. Niks, Patrick Schweizer and Ulrich Schaffrath

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:232

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    In nature, plants are frequently exposed to simultaneous biotic stresses that activate distinct and often antagonistic defense signaling pathways. How plants integrate this information and whether they priorit...

    Authors: Christelle Bonnet, Steve Lassueur, Camille Ponzio, Rieta Gols, Marcel Dicke and Philippe Reymond

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:127

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  3. Content type: Research article

    The resistance to leaf rust (Lr) caused by Puccinia triticina in wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) has been well studied over the past decades with over 70 Lr genes being mapped on different chromosomes and numerous Q...

    Authors: Fred Y Peng and Rong-Cai Yang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:108

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Rhizoctonia solani AG1-IA is a devastating phytopathogen causing Rhizoctonia foliar blight (RFB) of soybean worldwide with yield losses reaching 60%. Plant defense mechanisms are compl...

    Authors: Tanya R. Copley, Konstantinos A. Aliferis, Daniel J. Kliebenstein and Suha H. Jabaji

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:84

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Powdery mildew (PM) causing fungi are well-known pathogens, infecting over 10.000 plant species, including the economically important crop cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.). Loss-of-function mutations in clade V MLO ...

    Authors: Jeroen A. Berg, Michela Appiano, Gerard Bijsterbosch, Richard G. F. Visser, Henk J. Schouten and Yuling Bai

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:80

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Diverse plant pathogens deliver effectors into plant cells to alter host processes. Oomycete pathogen encodes a large number of putative RxLR effectors which are likely to play a role in manipulating plant def...

    Authors: Jiang Xiang, Xinlong Li, Ling Yin, Yunxiao Liu, Yali Zhang, Junjie Qu and Jiang Lu

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:75

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Verticillium dahliae is a phytopathogenic fungal pathogen that causes vascular wilt diseases responsible for considerable decreases in cotton yields. The complex mechanism underlying c...

    Authors: Qian Gong, Zhaoen Yang, Xiaoqian Wang, Hamama Islam Butt, Eryong Chen, Shoupu He, Chaojun Zhang, Xueyan Zhang and Fuguang Li

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:59

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  8. Content type: Research article

    A chemical cross-talk between plants and insects is required in order to achieve a successful co-adaptation. In response to herbivory, plants produce specific compounds, and feeding insects respond adequately7...

    Authors: Graziano Pizzolante, Chiara Cordero, Salvatore M. Tredici, Davide Vergara, Paola Pontieri, Luigi Del Giudice, Andrea Capuzzo, Patrizia Rubiolo, Chidananda N. Kanchiswamy, Simon A. Zebelo, Carlo Bicchi, Massimo E. Maffei and Pietro Alifano

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:30

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Pesticides cause oxidative stress to plants and their residues persist in plant parts, which are a major concern for the environment as well as human health. Brassinosteroids (BRs) are known to protect plants ...

    Authors: Anket Sharma, Sharad Thakur, Vinod Kumar, Anup Kumar Kesavan, Ashwani Kumar Thukral and Renu Bhardwaj

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:56

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  10. Content type: Research article

    The brown planthopper (BPH; Nilaparvata lugens Stål) is a destructive piercing-sucking insect pest of rice. The plant hormones salicylic acid (SA) and jasmonic acid (JA) play important roles in plant–pest interac...

    Authors: Changyan Li, Chao Luo, Zaihui Zhou, Rui Wang, Fei Ling, Langtao Xiao, Yongjun Lin and Hao Chen

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:57

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  11. Content type: Methodology article

    In nature, orchid plants depend completely on symbiotic fungi for their nutrition at the germination and the subsequent seedling (protocorm) stages. However, only limited quantitative methods for evaluating th...

    Authors: Tatsuki Yamamoto, Chihiro Miura, Masako Fuji, Shotaro Nagata, Yuria Otani, Takahiro Yagame, Masahide Yamato and Hironori Kaminaka

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:50

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Aphid infestation of switchgrass (Panicum virgatum) has the potential to reduce yields and biomass quality. Although switchgrass-greenbug (Schizaphis graminum; GB) interactions have been studied at the whole plan...

    Authors: Teresa Donze-Reiner, Nathan A. Palmer, Erin D. Scully, Travis J. Prochaska, Kyle G. Koch, Tiffany Heng-Moss, Jeffrey D. Bradshaw, Paul Twigg, Keenan Amundsen, Scott E. Sattler and Gautam Sarath

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:46

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Fusarium verticillioides is a common maize pathogen causing ear rot (FER) and contamination of the grains with the fumonisin B1 (FB1) mycotoxin. Resistance to FER and FB1 contamination...

    Authors: Valentina Maschietto, Cinzia Colombi, Raul Pirona, Giorgio Pea, Francesco Strozzi, Adriano Marocco, Laura Rossini and Alessandra Lanubile

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:20

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Rice (Oryza sativa L.), which is a staple food for more than half of the world’s population, is frequently attacked by herbivorous insects, including the rice stem borer, Chilo suppressalis. C. suppressalis subst...

    Authors: Qingsong Liu, Xingyun Wang, Vered Tzin, Jörg Romeis, Yufa Peng and Yunhe Li

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2016 16:259

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Citrus Huanglongbing (HLB), which is linked to the bacterial pathogen ‘Ca. Liberibacter asiaticus’ (Las), is the most devastating disease of citrus plants, and longer-term control measures via breeding or genetic...

    Authors: Chika C. Nwugo, Melissa S. Doud, Yong-ping Duan and Hong Lin

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2016 16:253

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  16. Content type: Research article

    A small group of F-box proteins consisting of a conserved F-box domain linked to a domain homologous to the glycan-binding protein has been identified within the genome of Arabidopsis thaliana. Previously, the so...

    Authors: Karolina Stefanowicz, Nausicaä Lannoo, Yafei Zhao, Lore Eggermont, Jonas Van Hove, Bassam Al Atalah and Els J. M. Van Damme

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2016 16:213

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Resistance and growth are opposing characteristics in plants. SA INSENSITIVITY OF npr1-5 (SSI2) encodes a stearoyl-ACP desaturase (S-ACP DES) that has previously been reported to simultaneously enhance resistance...

    Authors: Wei Yang, Ran Dong, Li Liu, Zhubing Hu, Jing Li, Yong Wang, Xinhua Ding and Zhaohui Chu

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2016 16:208

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Resistance to the blackleg disease of Brassica napus (canola/oilseed rape), caused by the hemibiotrophic fungal pathogen Leptosphaeria maculans, is determined by both race-specific resistance (R) genes and quanti...

    Authors: Nicholas J. Larkan, Harsh Raman, Derek J. Lydiate, Stephen J. Robinson, Fengqun Yu, Denise M. Barbulescu, Rosy Raman, David J. Luckett, Wayne Burton, Neil Wratten, Philip A. Salisbury, S. Roger Rimmer and M. Hossein Borhan

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2016 16:183

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Huanglongbing (HLB) disease is still the greatest threat to citriculture worldwide. Although there is not any resistance source in the Citrus germplasm, a certain level of moderated tolerance is present. A large-...

    Authors: Federico Martinelli, Russell L. Reagan, David Dolan, Veronica Fileccia and Abhaya M. Dandekar

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2016 16:167

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Understanding the effects of resistance QTL on pathogen development cycle is an important issue for the creation of QTL combination strategies to durably increase disease resistance in plants. The oomycete pat...

    Authors: C. Lavaud, M. Baviere, G. Le Roy, M. R. Hervé, A. Moussart, R. Delourme and M-L. Pilet-Nayel

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2016 16:166

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    3.964 - 2-year Impact Factor
    4.541 - 5-year Impact Factor
    1.243 - Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP)
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