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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

    The green peach aphid (GPA), Myzus persicae, is economically one of the most threatening pests in pepper cultivation, which not only causes direct damage but also transmits many viruses. Breeding aphid resistant ...

    Authors: Mengjing Sun, Roeland E. Voorrips, Greet Steenhuis-Broers, Wendy van’t Westende and Ben Vosman

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2018 18:138

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  2. Content type: Methodology article

    Although the draft genome of sorghum is available, the understanding of gene function is limited due to the lack of extensive mutant resources. Virus-induced gene silencing (VIGS) is an alternative to mutant r...

    Authors: Dharmendra Kumar Singh, Hee-Kyung Lee, Ismail Dweikat and Kirankumar S. Mysore

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2018 18:123

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  3. Content type: Research article

    The interaction between arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) and AMF spore associated bacteria (SAB) were previously found to improve mycorrhizal symbiotic efficiency under saline stress, however, the informatio...

    Authors: Gopal Selvakumar, Charlotte C. Shagol, Kiyoon Kim, Seunggab Han and Tongmin Sa

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2018 18:109

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  4. Content type: Research article

    BcGs1, a cell wall-degrading enzyme (CWDE), was originally derived from Botrytis cinerea. Our previous study revealed that BcGs1 could trigger defense responses and protect plants against various pathogens. We re...

    Authors: Chenyu Yang, Yingbo Liang, Dewen Qiu, Hongmei Zeng, Jingjing Yuan and Xiufen Yang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2018 18:103

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    Silicon (Si) is known to protect against biotrophic and hemibiotrophic plant pathogens; however, the mechanisms by which it exerts its prophylactic role remain unknown. In an attempt to obtain unique insights ...

    Authors: Aliyeh Rasoolizadeh, Caroline Labbé, Humira Sonah, Rupesh K. Deshmukh, François Belzile, James G. Menzies and Richard R. Bélanger

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2018 18:97

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    Previously, transgenic trichome-bearing (hairy leaf) Brassica napus lines expressing either the Arabidopsis thaliana GL3 gene (line AtGL3+) [1] or the AtGL3 gene in combination with an RNAi construct to down-regu...

    Authors: Margaret Gruber, Ushan Alahakoon, Ali Taheri, Nayidu Nagubushana, Rong Zhou, Banyar Aung, Andrew Sharpe, Abdelali Hannoufa, Peta Bonham-Smith and Dwayne D. Hegedus D

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2018 18:64

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Diazotrophic Bradyrhizobium spp. are well known for their ability to trigger nodule formation on a variety of legume species. In nodules, Bradyrhizobium utilizes plant-derived carbohydrates in exchange for fixed ...

    Authors: Martinus Schneijderberg, Lucas Schmitz, Xu Cheng, Sharon Polman, Carolien Franken, Rene Geurts and Ton Bisseling

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2018 18:61

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    Silicon (Si) can confer plant resistance to both abiotic and biotic stress. In the present study, the priming effect of Si on rice (Oryza sativa cv Nipponbare) against the root-knot nematode Meloidogyne graminico...

    Authors: Li-Ping Zhan, De-Liang Peng, Xu-Li Wang, Ling-An Kong, Huan Peng, Shi-Ming Liu, Ying Liu and Wen-Kun Huang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2018 18:50

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Inherent characteristics and changes in the physiology of rice as it attains salt tolerance affect the colonizing bacterial endophytic communities of the rice seeds. These transmissible endophytes also serve a...

    Authors: Denver I. Walitang, Chang-Gi Kim, Kiyoon Kim, Yeongyeong Kang, Young Kee Kim and Tongmin Sa

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2018 18:51

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Plum pox virus (PPV), causing Sharka disease, is one of the main limiting factors for Prunus production worldwide. In apricot (Prunus armeniaca L.) the major PPV resistance locus (PPVres), comprising ~ 196 kb, ha...

    Authors: Elena Zuriaga, Carlos Romero, Jose Miguel Blanca and Maria Luisa Badenes

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2018 18:25

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Along with the rapid development of glycomic tools, the study of lectin–carbohydrate interactions has expanded, opening the way for applications in the fields of analytic, diagnostic, and drug delivery. Chitin...

    Authors: Chang-Shan Chen, Chun-Yi Chen, Divya Malathy Ravinath, Agustina Bungahot, Chi-Ping Cheng and Ren-In You

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2018 18:3

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  12. 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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  13. Content type: Research article

    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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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    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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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