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Plant-biotic interactions

Section edited by Pradeep Kachroo (University of Kentucky, USA)

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. Phloem-feeding insects are known to modulate the salicylic acid (SA) signaling pathway in various plant-insect interaction models. Diaphorina citri is a phloem feeding vector of the deadly phytopathogens, Candida...

    Authors: Freddy Ibanez, Joon Hyuk Suh, Yu Wang and Lukasz L. Stelinski

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2019 19:493

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  2. Resveratrol is a naturally occurring plant stilbene that exhibits a wide range of valuable biological and pharmacological properties. Although the beneficial effects of trans-resveratrol to human health and pl...

    Authors: Yihe Yu, Dalong Guo, Guirong Li, Yingjun Yang, Guohai Zhang, Shaohua Li and Zhenchang Liang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2019 19:478

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  3. White root rot (WRR) disease caused by Rosellinia necatrix is one of the most important threats affecting avocado orchards in temperate regions. The eradication of WRR is a difficult task and environmentally frie...

    Authors: E. Martínez-Ferri, G. Moreno-Ortega, N. van den Berg and C. Pliego

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2019 19:458

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  4. Secondary metabolites play an important role in the plant defensive response. They are produced as a defence mechanism against biotic stress by providing plants with antimicrobial and antioxidant weapons. In h...

    Authors: Laura Campos, María Pilar López-Gresa, Diana Fuertes, José María Bellés, Ismael Rodrigo and Purificación Lisón

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2019 19:450

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  5. Plant-endophyte symbioses often revolve around nitrogen metabolism, and involve varying degrees of intimacy. Although evidence for vertical inheritance of nitrogen-fixing endophytic bacteria is increasing, it ...

    Authors: Michelle Jooste, Francois Roets, Guy F. Midgley, Kenneth C. Oberlander and Léanne L. Dreyer

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2019 19:441

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  6. The Hessian fly (Mayetiola destructor), belonging to the gall midge family (Cecidomyiidae), is a devastating pest of wheat (Triticum aestivum) causing significant yield losses. Despite identification and characte...

    Authors: Jill A. Nemacheck, Brandon J. Schemerhorn, Steven R. Scofield and Subhashree Subramanyam

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2019 19:439

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  7. Corn borers constitute an important pest of maize around the world; in particular Sesamia nonagrioides Lefèbvre, named Mediterranean corn borer (MCB), causes important losses in Southern Europe. Methods of select...

    Authors: José Cruz Jiménez-Galindo, Rosa Ana Malvar, Ana Butrón, Rogelio Santiago, Luis Fernando Samayoa, Marlon Caicedo and Bernardo Ordás

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2019 19:431

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  8. The presence and persistence of water on the leaf can affect crop performance and thus might be a relevant trait to select for or against in breeding programmes. Low-cost, rapid and relatively simple methods a...

    Authors: Agata Rascio, Michele Rinaldi, Giuditta De Santis, Nicola Pecchioni, Gabriele Palazzo and Nicola Palazzo

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2019 19:411

    Content type: Methodology article

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  9. Intensity of drought stress and pest attacks is forecasted to increase in the near future posing a serious threat to natural and agricultural ecosystems. Knowledge on potential effects of a combined abiotic-bi...

    Authors: Tadeja Savi, Almudena García González, Jose Carlos Herrera and Astrid Forneck

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2019 19:408

    Content type: Research article

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  10. To limit the impact of the downy mildew disease of grapevine and reduce the need to recur to chemical treatments, an effective strategy might be recovering adaptive resistance traits in both cultivated and wild V...

    Authors: Mario Ciaffi, Anna Rita Paolacci, Marco Paolocci, Enrica Alicandri, Valentina Bigini, Maurizio Badiani and Massimo Muganu

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2019 19:404

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  11. Stemphylium blight (SB), caused by Stemphylium botryosum, is a devastating disease in lentil production. Although it is known that accessions of Lens ervoides possess superior SB resistance at much higher frequen...

    Authors: Zhe Cao, Li Li, Karan Kapoor and Sabine Banniza

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2019 19:399

    Content type: Research article

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  12. Trehalose-6-phosphate phosphatases (TPPs), which are encoded by members of the TPP gene family, can improve the drought tolerance of plants. However, the molecular mechanisms underlying the dynamic regulation of

    Authors: Qingfang Lin, Jiao Yang, Qiongli Wang, Hong Zhu, Zhiyong Chen, Yihang Dao and Kai Wang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2019 19:381

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  13. The MYB transcription factor family is one of the largest transcriptional factor families in plants and plays a multifaceted role in plant growth and development. However, MYB transcription factors involved in...

    Authors: Ya-Li Zhang, Chun-Ling Zhang, Gui-Luan Wang, Yong-Xu Wang, Chen-Hui Qi, Qiang Zhao, Chun-Xiang You, Yuan-Yuan Li and Yu-Jin Hao

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2019 19:362

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  14. Tilletia horrida is a basidiomycete fungus that causes rice kernel smut, one of the most important rice diseases in hybrid rice growing areas worldwide. However, little is known about its mechanisms of pathogenic...

    Authors: Aijun Wang, Linxiu Pan, Xianyu Niu, Xinyue Shu, Xiaoqun Yi, Naoki Yamamoto, Shuangcheng Li, Qiming Deng, Jun Zhu, Yueyang Liang, Lingxia Wang, Ping Li and Aiping Zheng

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2019 19:360

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  15. European grapevine cultivars (Vitis vinifera spp.) are highly susceptible to the downy mildew pathogen Plasmopara viticola. Breeding of resistant V. vinifera cultivars is a promising strategy to reduce the impact...

    Authors: Birgit Eisenmann, Stefan Czemmel, Tobias Ziegler, Günther Buchholz, Andreas Kortekamp, Oliver Trapp, Thomas Rausch, Ian Dry and Jochen Bogs

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2019 19:343

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  16. In native environments plants frequently experience simultaneous or sequential unfavourable abiotic and biotic stresses. The plant’s response to combined stresses is usually not the sum of the individual respo...

    Authors: Jana Oberländer, Vivien Lortzing, Monika Hilker and Reinhard Kunze

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2019 19:338

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  17. Autophagy is a conserved, highly-regulated catabolic process that plays important roles in growth, development and innate immunity in plants. In this study, we compared the rate of autophagy induction in Nicotian...

    Authors: Mercy W. Macharia, Wilfred Y. Z. Tan, Prem P. Das, Naweed I. Naqvi and Sek-Man Wong

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2019 19:326

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  18. Besides fibers, cotton plants also produce a large amount of seeds with a high oil and protein content. The use of these seeds is restricted by their high contents of the terpenoid gossypol, which is harmful t...

    Authors: Steffen Hagenbucher, Michael Eisenring, Michael Meissle, Keerti S. Rathore and Jörg Romeis

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2019 19:322

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  19. Plant cell walls participate in all plant-environment interactions. Maintaining cell wall integrity (CWI) during these interactions is essential. This realization led to increased interest in CWI and resulted ...

    Authors: Timo Engelsdorf, Lars Kjaer, Nora Gigli-Bisceglia, Lauri Vaahtera, Stefan Bauer, Eva Miedes, Alexandra Wormit, Lucinda James, Issariya Chairam, Antonio Molina and Thorsten Hamann

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2019 19:320

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Plant Biology 2019 19:385

  20. Non-host resistance (NHR) presents a compelling long-term plant protection strategy for global food security, yet the genetic basis of NHR remains poorly understood. For many diseases, including stem rust of w...

    Authors: Radhika Bartaula, Arthur T. O. Melo, Sarah Kingan, Yue Jin and Iago Hale

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2019 19:319

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  21. The hypersensitive defense response (HR) in plants is a fast, localized necrotic response around the point of pathogen ingress. HR is usually triggered by a pathogen recognition event mediated by a nucleotide-...

    Authors: Yijian He, Shailesh Karre, Gurmukh S. Johal, Shawn A. Christensen and Peter Balint-Kurti

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2019 19:310

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  22. Banana anthracnose, caused by Colletotrichum musae, is one of the most severe postharvest diseases in banana. Melatonin is widely known for its role in enhancing plant stress tolerance. However, little is known a...

    Authors: Taotao Li, Qixian Wu, Hong Zhu, Yijie Zhou, Yueming Jiang, Huijun Gao and Ze Yun

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2019 19:289

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  23. Clubroot disease caused by Plasmodiophora brassicae (Phytomyxea, Rhizaria) is one of the economically most important diseases of Brassica crops. The formation of hypertrophied roots accompanied by altered metabol...

    Authors: Stefan Ciaghi, Arne Schwelm and Sigrid Neuhauser

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2019 19:288

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  24. Echinacea-endophyte interaction might affect plant secondary metabolites content and influence bacterial colonization specificity and plant growth, but the underlying mechanisms need deepening. An in vitro model,...

    Authors: Valentina Maggini, Alessio Mengoni, Eugenia Rosaria Gallo, Sauro Biffi, Renato Fani, Fabio Firenzuoli and Patrizia Bogani

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2019 19:284

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  25. Cyclophilins (CYPs), belonging to the peptidyl prolyl cis/trans isomerase (PPIase) superfamily, play important roles during plant responses to biotic and abiotic stresses.

    Authors: Jun Yang, Guoning Wang, Huifeng Ke, Yan Zhang, Lianlian Ji, Lizhi Huang, Chunying Zhang, Xingfen Wang and Zhiying Ma

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2019 19:272

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  26. The heavy metal cadmium (Cd) accumulates in the environment due to anthropogenic influences. It is unessential and harmful to all life forms. The plant cell wall forms a physical barrier against environmental ...

    Authors: Annelie Gutsch, Kjell Sergeant, Els Keunen, Els Prinsen, Gea Guerriero, Jenny Renaut, Jean-Francois Hausman and Ann Cuypers

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2019 19:271

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  27. The Bemisia tabaci is a major leaf feeding insect pest to pepper (Capsicum annuum), causing serious damage to pepper growth and yield. It is particularly important to study the mechanism of pepper resistance to B...

    Authors: Xiaoxia Wu, Jiaxing Yan, Yahong Wu, Haibo Zhang, Shuangrong Mo, Xiaoying Xu, Fucai Zhou and Haidong Ding

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2019 19:270

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  28. Asian citrus psyllid (ACP) is the primary vector responsible for the transmission of the phloem-limited bacteria Candidatus Liberibacter spp., associated with huanglongbing (HLB), which causes great loss to the c...

    Authors: Zao-Fa Zhong, Xiao-Juan Zhou, Jin-Bei Lin, Xin-Jun Liu, Jia Shao, Ba-Lian Zhong and Ting Peng

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2019 19:254

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  29. Ammonium transporters (AMTs), a family of proteins transporting ammonium salt and its analogues, have been studied in many aspects. Although numerous studies have found that ammonium affects the interaction be...

    Authors: Junpeng Jiang, Jing Zhao, Wanlu Duan, Song Tian, Xiaodong Wang, Hua Zhuang, Jing Fu and Zhensheng Kang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2019 19:239

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  30. By sensing environmental cues indicative of pathogens or herbivores, plants can “prime” appropriate defenses and deploy faster, stronger responses to subsequent attack. Such priming presumably entails costs—el...

    Authors: Eric C. Yip, John F. Tooker, Mark C. Mescher and Consuelo M. De Moraes

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2019 19:209

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  31. Root parasitic weeds are a major constraint to crop production worldwide causing significant yearly losses in yield and economic value. These parasites cause their destruction by attaching to their hosts with ...

    Authors: Vikram A. Misra, Eric K. Wafula, Yu Wang, Claude W. dePamphilis and Michael P. Timko

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2019 19:196

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  32. The intracellular accommodation of arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM) fungi involves a profound molecular reprogramming of the host cell architecture and metabolism, based on the activation of a symbiotic signaling p...

    Authors: Gennaro Carotenuto, Ivan Sciascia, Ludovica Oddi, Veronica Volpe and Andrea Genre

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2019 19:180

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  33. In higher plants, salicylic acid (SA) plays important roles in inducing resistance to biotic and abiotic stresses. Tomato yellow leaf curl virus (TYLCV) causes a highly devastating viral disease in plants, partic...

    Authors: Tong Li, Ying Huang, Zhi-Sheng Xu, Feng Wang and Ai-Sheng Xiong

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2019 19:173

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  34. Genetic variation in plants alters insect abundance and community structure in the field; however, little is known about the importance of a single gene among diverse plant genotypes. In this context, Arabidopsis

    Authors: Yasuhiro Sato, Rie Shimizu-Inatsugi, Misako Yamazaki, Kentaro K. Shimizu and Atsushi J. Nagano

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2019 19:163

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  35. Stripe rust (also called yellow rust) is a common and serious fungal disease of wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) caused by Puccinia striiformis f. sp. tritici. The narrow genetic basis of modern wheat cultivars and r...

    Authors: Xueling Ye, Jian Li, Yukun Cheng, Fangjie Yao, Li Long, Can Yu, Yuqi Wang, Yu Wu, Jing Li, Jirui Wang, Qiantao Jiang, Wei Li, Jian Ma, Yuming Wei, Youliang Zheng and Guoyue Chen

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2019 19:147

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  36. C4 plants have been classified into three subtypes based on the enzymes used to decarboxylate C4 acids in the bundle sheath cells (NADP-ME, NAD-ME and PEPCK pathways). Evidences indicate that, depending on env...

    Authors: Viviane Cacefo, Alessandra Ferreira Ribas, Rafael Rebes Zilliani, Daniel Moreira Neris, Douglas Silva Domingues, Adriana Lima Moro and Luiz Gonzaga Esteves Vieira

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2019 19:144

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  37. Technical limitations regarding bulk analysis of phytoplankton biomass limit our comprehension of carbon fluxes in natural populations and, therefore, of carbon, nutrients and energy cycling in aquatic ecosyst...

    Authors: Andrea Fanesi, Heiko Wagner, Giovanni Birarda, Lisa Vaccari and Christian Wilhelm

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2019 19:142

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  38. Peanut is one of the most important oil and protein crops, and it exhibits wide cultivar variations in shoot Cd accumulation ability. However, the mechanism of Cd accumulation in peanut shoots has not been wel...

    Authors: Rugang Yu, Qun Jiang, Chen Xv, Lien Li, Sijia Bu and Gangrong Shi

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2019 19:137

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  39. Increasing zinc (Zn) concentrations in crops is important for alleviation of human Zn deficiency. Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) contribute to plant Zn uptake, but their contribution to Zn in the edible po...

    Authors: Antonio Coccina, Timothy R. Cavagnaro, Elisa Pellegrino, Laura Ercoli, Michael J. McLaughlin and Stephanie J. Watts-Williams

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2019 19:133

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  40. The mechanism underlying the interaction between host plant and host-selective toxin (HST)-producing Alternaria alternata during infection is of particular interest for sustainable crop production. Alternaria blo...

    Authors: Shigeki Moriya, Shingo Terakami, Kazuma Okada, Taku Shimizu, Yoshihiko Adachi, Yuichi Katayose, Hiroko Fujisawa, Jianzhon Wu, Hiroyuki Kanamori, Toshiya Yamamoto and Kazuyuki Abe

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2019 19:132

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  41. Citrus Huanglongbing (HLB) is a bacterial disease with high economic significance. The associated agent Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus is a fastidious, phloem-limited, intracellular bacterium that is transmitt...

    Authors: Qingchun Shi, Marco Pitino, Shujian Zhang, Joseph Krystel, Liliana M. Cano, Robert G. Shatters Jr, David G. Hall and Ed Stover

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2019 19:122

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  42. Mal de Río Cuarto virus (MRCV) infects several monocotyledonous species including maize and wheat. Infected plants show shortened internodes, partial sterility, increased tillering and reduced root length. To ...

    Authors: Luis Alejandro de Haro, Sofía Maité Arellano, Ondrej Novák, Regina Feil, Analía Delina Dumón, María Fernanda Mattio, Danuše Tarkowská, Gabriela Llauger, Miroslav Strnad, John Edward Lunn, Stephen Pearce, Carlos María Figueroa and Mariana del Vas

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2019 19:112

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  43. Bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus L.) is one of the most abundant wild berries in the Northern European ecosystems. This species plays an important ecological role as a food source for many vertebrate and invertebrat...

    Authors: Rafael Fonseca Benevenuto, Tarald Seldal, Stein Joar Hegland, Cesar Rodriguez-Saona, Joseph Kawash and James Polashock

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2019 19:70

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  44. Anthurium andraeanum, an important ornamental flower, has to go through a growth-delaying period after transfer from tissue culture to soil, which requires time and extra costs. Furthermore, during this period, t...

    Authors: Hui-Feng Lin, Jun Xiong, Hui-Ming Zhou, Chang-Ming Chen, Fa-Zhuang Lin, Xu-Ming Xu, Ralf Oelmüller, Wei-Feng Xu and Kai-Wun Yeh

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2019 19:40

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  45. Among various pests, the brown planthopper (BPH) that damages rice is the major destructive pests. Understanding resistance mechanisms is a critical step toward effective control of BPH. This study investigate...

    Authors: Xiaoyun Zhang, Fuyou Yin, Suqin Xiao, Chunmiao Jiang, Tengqiong Yu, Ling Chen, Xue Ke, Qiaofang Zhong, Zaiquan Cheng and Weijiao Li

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2019 19:30

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  46. Bacterial wilt caused by Ralstonia solanacearum is one of the most important diseases in pepper worldwide, however, the molecular mechanism underlying pepper resistance to bacterial wilt remains poorly understood...

    Authors: Shaoliang Mou, Feng Gao, Lei Shen, Sheng Yang, Weihong He, Wei Cheng, Yang Wu and Shuilin He

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2019 19:28

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  47. Soybean (Glycine max L. Merril) crop is major source of edible oil and protein for human and animals besides its various industrial uses including biofuels. Phytoplasma induced floral bud distortion syndrome (FBD...

    Authors: Sarika Jaiswal, Pravin V. Jadhav, Rahul Singh Jasrotia, Prashant B. Kale, Snehal K. Kad, Mangesh P. Moharil, Mahendra S. Dudhare, Jashminkumar Kheni, Amit G. Deshmukh, Shyamsundar S. Mane, Ravindra S. Nandanwar, Suprasanna Penna, Joy G. Manjaya, Mir Asif Iquebal, Rukam Singh Tomar, Prashant G. Kawar…

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2019 19:26

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  48. Real-time RT-PCR has become a common and robust technique to detect and quantify low-abundance mRNA expression and is a prefered tool when examining fungal gene expression in infected host tissues. However, co...

    Authors: Yang Song, Yan Wang, Dandan Guo and Lan Jing

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2019 19:20

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  49. Verticillium wilt (VW), also known as “cotton cancer,” is one of the most destructive diseases in global cotton production that seriously impacts fiber yield and quality. Despite numerous attempts, little sign...

    Authors: Peng-tao Li, Md. Harun or Rashid, Ting-ting Chen, Quan-wei Lu, Qun Ge, Wan-kui Gong, Ai-ying Liu, Ju-wu Gong, Hai-hong Shang, Xiao-ying Deng, Jun-wen Li, Shao-qi Li, Xiang-hui Xiao, Rui-xian Liu, Qi Zhang, Li Duan…

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2019 19:19

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