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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

    Multidrug and toxic compound extrusion (MATE) transporters, which exist widely in plants, function as crucial regulators in plant resistance to aluminum (Al) toxicity by inducing citrate efflux. However, the f...

    Authors: Qibin Ma, Rong Yi, Lu Li, Zhongyi Liang, Tingting Zeng, Yu Zhang, He Huang, Xiao Zhang, Xiangli Yin, Zhandong Cai, Yinghui Mu, Yanbo Cheng, Qiaoying Zeng, Xiuping Li and Hai Nian

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2018 18:212

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    ETHYLENE RESPONSE FACTOR (ERF) 8 is a member of one of the largest transcription factor families in plants, the APETALA2/ETHYLENE RESPONSIVE FACTOR (AP2/ERF) superfamily. Members of this superfamily have been ...

    Authors: Feng Yi Cao, Thomas A. DeFalco, Wolfgang Moeder, Bo Li, Yunchen Gong, Xiao-Min Liu, Masatoshi Taniguchi, Shelley Lumba, Shigeo Toh, Libo Shan, Brian Ellis, Darrell Desveaux and Keiko Yoshioka

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2018 18:211

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Maize rough dwarf disease (MRDD) is a severe disease that has been occurring frequently in southern China and many other Asian countries. MRDD is caused by the infection of Rice black streaked dwarf virus (RBSDV)...

    Authors: Runqing Yue, Caixia Lu, Xiaohua Han, Shulei Guo, Shufeng Yan, Lu Liu, Xiaolei Fu, Nana Chen, Xinhai Guo, Haifeng Chi and Shuanggui Tie

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2018 18:191

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Plants often suffer from hypoxic stress during waterlogging and hydroponic culturing. This study investigated the response of cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.) plant growth parameters, leaf photosynthesis, chlorophyl...

    Authors: Lizhong He, Li Yu, Bin Li, Nanshan Du and Shirong Guo

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2018 18:180

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Chrysanthemum is among the top ten traditional flowers in China, and one of the four major cut flowers in the world, but the growth of chrysanthemum is severely restricted by high temperatures which retard gro...

    Authors: Xinping Du, Wenyan Li, Liping Sheng, Ye Deng, Yinjie Wang, Wanwan Zhang, Kaili Yu, Jiafu Jiang, Weimin Fang, Zhiyong Guan, Fadi Chen and Sumei Chen

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2018 18:178

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Members of the WRKY gene family play important roles in regulating plant responses to abiotic and biotic stresses. Treatment with either one of the two different cell wall degrading enzymes (CWDEs), LipaseA an...

    Authors: Shakuntala E. Pillai, Chandan Kumar, Hitendra K. Patel and Ramesh V. Sonti

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2018 18:177

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Nitrate (NO3) is the major source of nitrogen (N) for higher plants aside from its function in transducing the N signaling. Improving N use efficiency of crops has been an effective strategy for promotion of the...

    Authors: Zhipeng Liu, Yingjia Zhao, Xiaoying Wang, Mengya Yang, Chengjin Guo and Kai Xiao

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2018 18:167

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Trichoderma fungi live in the soil rhizosphere and are beneficial for plant growth and pathogen resistance. Several species and strains are currently used worldwide in co-cultivation with crops as a biocontrol al...

    Authors: Bradley R. Dotson, Dia Soltan, John Schmidt, Mariam Areskoug, Kenny Rabe, Corné Swart, Susanne Widell and Allan G. Rasmusson

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2018 18:165

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Ubiquitination is a major post-translational protein modification that regulates essentially all cellular and physiological pathways in eukaryotes. The ubiquitination process typically involves three distinct ...

    Authors: Chunyu Zhang, Li Song, Mani Kant Choudhary, Bangjun Zhou, Guangchao Sun, Kyle Broderick, Loren Giesler and Lirong Zeng

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2018 18:149

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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. Content type: Research article

    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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  15. Content type: Research article

    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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  16. 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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  17. Content type: Research article

    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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. 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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  30. 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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  31. 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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  32. 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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  33. 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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  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. 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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  37. 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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  38. 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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  39. 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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  40. 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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  41. Content type: Research article

    Tomato yellow leaf curl virus (TYLCV) is a member of the family Geminiviridae, genus Begomovirus. The virus is a widespread plant virus that causes important economic losses in tomatoes. Genetic engineering strat...

    Authors: Ying Huang, Hong-Yu Ma, Wei Huang, Feng Wang, Zhi-Sheng Xu and Ai-Sheng Xiong

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2016 16:162

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  42. Content type: Research article

    The phyllospheric microbiota is assumed to play a key role in the metabolism of host plants. Its role in determining the epiphytic and internal plant metabolome, however, remains to be investigated. We analyze...

    Authors: Albert Gargallo-Garriga, Jordi Sardans, Míriam Pérez-Trujillo, Alex Guenther, Joan Llusià, Laura Rico, Jaume Terradas, Gerard Farré-Armengol, Iolanda Filella, Teodor Parella and Josep Peñuelas

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2016 16:78

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  43. Content type: Research article

    Fusarium oxysporum infection leads to Fusarium-derived wilt, which is responsible for the greatest losses in flax (Linum usitatissimum) crop yield. Plants infected by Fusarium oxysporu...

    Authors: Wioleta Wojtasik, Anna Kulma, Lucyna Dymińska, Jerzy Hanuza, Magdalena Czemplik and Jan Szopa

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2016 16:75

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  44. Content type: Methodology article

    Plant cell death plays important roles during plant-pathogen interactions. To study pathogen-induced cell death, there is a need for cytological tools that allow determining not only host cell viability, but a...

    Authors: Kiersun Jones, Dong Won Kim, Jean S. Park and Chang Hyun Khang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2016 16:69

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  45. Content type: Research article

    Albumin 1b peptides (A1b) are small disulfide-knotted insecticidal peptides produced by Fabaceae (also called Leguminosae). To date, their diversity among this plant family has been essentially investigated th...

    Authors: L. Karaki, P. Da Silva, F. Rizk, C. Chouabe, N. Chantret, V. Eyraud, F. Gressent, C. Sivignon, I. Rahioui, D. Kahn, C. Brochier-Armanet, Y. Rahbé and C. Royer

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2016 16:63

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  46. Content type: Research article

    Plant immune responses can be induced by endogenous and exogenous signaling molecules. Recently, amino acids and their metabolites have been reported to affect the plant immune system. However, how amino acids...

    Authors: Naoki Kadotani, Aya Akagi, Hiroshi Takatsuji, Tetsuya Miwa and Daisuke Igarashi

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2016 16:60

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  47. Content type: Research article

    Brachypodium distachyon is a promising model plants for grasses. Infections of Brachypodium by various pathogens that severely impair crop production have been reported, and the specie...

    Authors: Yusuke Kouzai, Mamiko Kimura, Yurie Yamanaka, Megumi Watanabe, Hidenori Matsui, Mikihiro Yamamoto, Yuki Ichinose, Kazuhiro Toyoda, Yoshihiko Onda, Keiichi Mochida and Yoshiteru Noutoshi

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2016 16:59

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  48. Content type: Research article

    Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. radicis-lycopersici (FORL) is one of the most destructive necrotrophic pathogens affecting tomato crops, causing considerable field and greenhouse yield losses...

    Authors: Daniele Manzo, Francesca Ferriello, Gerardo Puopolo, Astolfo Zoina, Daniela D’Esposito, Luca Tardella, Alberto Ferrarini and Maria Raffaella Ercolano

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2016 16:53

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  49. Content type: Research article

    Aflatoxin contamination caused by Aspergillus flavus in peanut (Arachis hypogaea) including in pre- and post-harvest stages seriously affects industry development and human health. Even though resistance to aflat...

    Authors: Houmiao Wang, Yong Lei, Liyun Wan, Liying Yan, Jianwei Lv, Xiaofeng Dai, Xiaoping Ren, Wei Guo, Huifang Jiang and Boshou Liao

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2016 16:54

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  50. Content type: Research article

    Calcium, as a second messenger, transduces extracellular signals into cellular reactions. A rise in cytosolic calcium concentration is one of the first plant responses after exposure to microbe-associated mole...

    Authors: Fabian Trempel, Hiroyuki Kajiura, Stefanie Ranf, Julia Grimmer, Lore Westphal, Cyril Zipfel, Dierk Scheel, Kazuhito Fujiyama and Justin Lee

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2016 16:31

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