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Plant-biotic interactions

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. Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) are regulatory transcripts of length > 200 nt. Owing to the rapidly progressing RNA-sequencing technologies, lncRNAs are emerging as considerable nodes in the plant antifungal de...

    Authors: Garima Bhatia, Santosh K. Upadhyay, Anuradha Upadhyay and Kashmir Singh

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2021 21:265

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  2. Rice (Oryza sativa) bacterial leaf blight (BLB), caused by the hemibiotrophic Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzae (Xoo), is one of the most devastating diseases affecting the production of rice worldwide. The developme...

    Authors: Xinyue Shu, Aijun Wang, Bo Jiang, Yuqi Jiang, Xing Xiang, Xiaoqun Yi, Shuangcheng Li, Qiming Deng, Shiquan Wang, Jun Zhu, Yueyang Liang, Huainian Liu, Ting Zou, Lingxia Wang, Ping Li and Aiping Zheng

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2021 21:255

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  3. The pine wood nematode (PWN), Bursaphelenchus xylophilus, is a devastating pathogen of many Pinus species in China. The aim of this study was to understand the interactive molecular mechanism of PWN and its host ...

    Authors: Long-Jiao Hu, Xiao-Qin Wu, Xiao-Lei Ding and Jian-Ren Ye

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2021 21:224

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  4. Verticillium wilt, caused by the soil borne fungus Verticillium dahliae, is a major threat to cotton production worldwide. An increasing number of findings indicate that WAK genes participate in plant−pathogen in...

    Authors: Jun Yang, Meixia Xie, Xingfen Wang, Guoning Wang, Yan Zhang, Zhikun Li and Zhiying Ma

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2021 21:220

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  5. Soybean cyst nematode, Heterodera glycines, is one of the most devastating pathogens of soybean and causes severe annual yield losses worldwide. Different soybean varieties exhibit different responses to H. glyci...

    Authors: Xue Shi, Qiansi Chen, Shiming Liu, Jiajun Wang, Deliang Peng and Lingan Kong

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2021 21:217

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  6. Maize dwarf mosaic virus (MDMV), a member of the genus Potyvirus, infects maize and is non-persistently transmitted by aphids. Several plant viruses have been developed as tools for gene expression and gene silen...

    Authors: Wenshuang Xie, Dee Marie Marty, Junhuan Xu, Nitika Khatri, Kristen Willie, Wanderson Bucker Moraes and Lucy R. Stewart

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2021 21:208

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  7. Protease inhibitors are defense proteins widely distributed in the plant kingdom. By reducing the activity of digestive enzymes in insect guts, they reduce the availability of nutrients and thus impair the gro...

    Authors: Franziska Eberl, Thomas Fabisch, Katrin Luck, Tobias G. Köllner, Heiko Vogel, Jonathan Gershenzon and Sybille B. Unsicker

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2021 21:170

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  8. Dendrobium is a precious herbal that belongs to Orchidaceae and is widely used as health care traditional Chinese medicine in Asia. Although orchids are mycorrhizal plants, most research still focuses on endophyt...

    Authors: Jiajia Zuo, Mengting Zu, Lei Liu, Xiaomei Song and Yingdan Yuan

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2021 21:127

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  9. The tomato psyllid, Bactericera cockerelli Šulc (Hemiptera: Triozidae), is a pest of solanaceous crops such as tomato (Solanum lycopersicum L.) in the U.S. and vectors the disease-causing pathogen ‘Candidatus Lib...

    Authors: Kyle Harrison, Azucena Mendoza-Herrera, Julien Gad Levy and Cecilia Tamborindeguy

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2021 21:114

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  10. Nitrogen fertilization is known to increase disease susceptibility, a phenomenon called Nitrogen-Induced Susceptibility (NIS). In rice, this phenomenon has been observed in infections with the blast fungus Magnap...

    Authors: Mathias Frontini, Arnaud Boisnard, Julien Frouin, Malika Ouikene, Jean Benoit Morel and Elsa Ballini

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2021 21:99

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  11. Fusarium crown rot is major disease in wheat. However, the wheat defense mechanisms against this disease remain poorly understood.

    Authors: Fangfang Qiao, Xiwen Yang, Fengdan Xu, Yuan Huang, Jiemei Zhang, Miao Song, Sumei Zhou, Meng Zhang and Dexian He

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2021 21:82

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  12. The Plutella xylostella PxSDF2L1 gene was previously reported to enhance insect resistance to pathogen at high basal transcription rate. PxSDF2L1 shows similitude with the stromal cell-derived factor 2 (SDF2), an...

    Authors: Ivis Moran-Bertot, Lianet Rodríguez-Cabrera, Orlando Borras-Hidalgo, Siliang Huang, Yunchao Kan, Denis J. Wright and Camilo Ayra-Pardo

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2021 21:78

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  13. Fusarium crown rot (FCR) is a chronic disease in cereal production worldwide. The impact of this disease is highly environmentally dependant and significant yield losses occur mainly in drought-affected crops.

    Authors: Z. Y. Su, J. J. Powell, S. Gao, M. Zhou and C. Liu

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2021 21:73

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  14. APETALA2/ethylene responsive factor (AP2/ERF) transcription factors are a plant-specific family of transcription factors and one of the largest families of transcription factors. Ethylene response factors (ERF...

    Authors: Huanhuan Yang, Yaoguang Sun, Hexuan Wang, Tingting Zhao, Xiangyang Xu, Jingbin Jiang and Jingfu Li

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2021 21:72

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  15. Verticillium wilt is a widespread and destructive disease, which causes serious loss of cotton yield and quality. Long non-coding RNA (lncRNA) is involved in many biological processes, such as plant disease re...

    Authors: Guoning Wang, Xingfen Wang, Yan Zhang, Jun Yang, Zhikun Li, Lizhu Wu, Jinhua Wu, Nan Wu, Lixia Liu, Zhengwen Liu, Man Zhang, Liqiang Wu, Guiyin Zhang and Zhiying Ma

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2021 21:68

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  16. Most plant viruses rely on vectors for their transmission and spread. One of the outstanding biological questions concerning the vector-pathogen-symbiont multi-trophic interactions is the potential involvement...

    Authors: Xiao-Bin Shi, Shuo Yan, Chi Zhang, Li-Min Zheng, Zhan-Hong Zhang, Shu-E Sun, Yang Gao, Xin-Qiu Tan, De-Yong Zhang and Xu-Guo Zhou

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2021 21:67

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  17. Mexico is considered the diversification center for chili species, but these crops are susceptible to infection by pathogens such as Colletotrichum spp., which causes anthracnose disease and postharvest decay in ...

    Authors: María E. Sánchez-Sandoval, Graciela E. Racagni Di-Palma, Victor M. González-Mendoza, Yahaira A. Cab-Guillén, José A. Muñoz-Sanchez, Ana Ramos-Díaz and S. M. Teresa Hernández-Sotomayor

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2021 21:62

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  18. Glycoalkaloids are bioactive compounds that contribute to the defence response of plants against herbivore attack and during pathogenesis. Solanaceous plants, including cultivated and wild potato species, are ...

    Authors: Katarzyna Szajko, Jarosław Ciekot, Iwona Wasilewicz-Flis, Waldemar Marczewski and Dorota Sołtys-Kalina

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2021 21:60

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  19. Hemibiotrophic pathogen such as the fungal pathogen Ganoderma boninense that is destructive to oil palm, manipulates host defense mechanism by strategically switching from biotrophic to necrotrophic phase. Our pr...

    Authors: Nurshafika Mohd Sakeh, Siti Nor Akmar Abdullah, Mohammad Nazri Abdul Bahari, Azzreena Mohamad Azzeme, Noor Azmi Shaharuddin and Abu Seman Idris

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2021 21:59

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  20. Intercropping is often used in the tea producing areas where land resources are not so abundant, and the produced green tea is tasted more delicious through a tea-Chinese chestnut intercropping system accordin...

    Authors: Tian Wu, Rui Zou, Dian Pu, Zengquan Lan and Bingyu Zhao

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2021 21:55

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  21. Chinese wheat mosaic virus (CWMV) is a severe threat to winter wheat and is transmitted by Polymyxa graminis. The mechanisms of interactions between CWMV and plants are poorly understood. In this study, a compara...

    Authors: Long He, Peng Jin, Xuan Chen, Tian-Ye Zhang, Kai-Li Zhong, Peng Liu, Jian-Ping Chen and Jian Yang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2021 21:51

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  22. Dwarf bunt, which is caused by Tilletia controversa Kühn, is a soilborne and seedborne disease that occurs worldwide and can lead to 70% or even total losses of wheat crops. However, very little information is av...

    Authors: Tongshuo Xu, Dandan Qin, Ghulam Muhae Ud Din, Taiguo Liu, Wanquan Chen and Li Gao

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2021 21:49

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  23. Black gram [Vigna mungo (L)] seeds are a rich source of digestible protein and dietary fibre, both for human and animal consumption. However, the quality and quantity of the Vigna seeds are severely affected by b...

    Authors: Debajit Das, Indrani K. Baruah, Debashis Panda, Ricky Raj Paswan, Sumita Acharjee and Bidyut Kumar Sarmah

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2021 21:38

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  24. Abscisic acid (ABA) plays an important role in plant growth and adaptation through the ABA signaling pathway. The ABA-responsive element binding (AREB/ABF) family transcriptional factors are central regulators...

    Authors: Shimin Xu, Shanshan Song, Xiaoxu Dong, Xinyue Wang, Jun Wu, Ziyin Ren, Xuesong Wu, Jingjing Lu, Huifang Yuan, Xinying Wu, Xia Li and Zhijuan Wang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2021 21:35

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  25. Aphid attack induces defense responses in plants activating several signaling cascades that led to the production of toxic, repellent or antinutritive compounds and the consequent reorganization of the plant p...

    Authors: Victoria Florencio-Ortiz, Susana Sellés-Marchart and José L. Casas

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2021 21:12

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  26. The degradation of intracellular proteins plays an essential role in plant responses to stressful environments. ClpS1 and E3 ubiquitin ligase function as adaptors for selecting target substrates in caseinolyti...

    Authors: Qian Yang, Md Ashraful Islam, Kunyan Cai, Shuxin Tian, Yan Liu, Zhensheng Kang and Jun Guo

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:555

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  27. Tansy plants (Tanacetum vulgare L.) are known for their high intraspecific chemical variation, especially of volatile organic compounds (VOC) from the terpenoid compound group. These VOCs are closely involved in ...

    Authors: Mary V. Clancy, Georg Haberer, Werner Jud, Bishu Niederbacher, Simon Niederbacher, Matthias Senft, Sharon E. Zytynska, Wolfgang W. Weisser and Jörg-Peter Schnitzler

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:551

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  28. Prolonged mechanical stress (MS) causes thigmomorphogenesis, a stress acclimation response associated with increased disease resistance. What remains unclear is if; 1) plants pre-exposed to a short period of r...

    Authors: Eric Brenya, Zhong-Hua Chen, David Tissue, Alexie Papanicolaou and Christopher Ian Cazzonelli

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:548

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  29. RNA sequencing has been widely used to profile genome-wide gene expression and identify candidate genes controlling disease resistance and other important traits in plants. Gerbera daisy is one of the most imp...

    Authors: Krishna Bhattarai, Ana Conesa, Shunyuan Xiao, Natalia A. Peres, David G. Clark, Saroj Parajuli and Zhanao Deng

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:539

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  30. Small heat shock proteins (sHSPs) belong to the class of molecular chaperones that respond to biotic and abiotic stresses in plants. A previous study has showed strong induction of the gene GmHsp22.4 in response ...

    Authors: Suellen Mika Hishinuma-Silva, Valéria Stefania Lopes-Caitar, Rafael Bruno Guayato Nomura, Bruna Caroline Sercero, Aline Garcia da Silva, Mayra Costa da Cruz Gallo De Carvalho, Ivani de Oliveira Negrão Lopes, Waldir Pereira Dias and Francismar Corrêa Marcelino-Guimarães

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:535

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  31. Viruses are infectious pathogens, and plant virus epidemics can have devastating consequences to crop yield and quality. Sugarcane mosaic virus (SCMV, belonging to family Potyviridae) is one of the leading pathog...

    Authors: Sehrish Akbar, Yao Wei, Yuan Yuan, Muhammad Tahir Khan, Lifang Qin, Charles A. Powell, Baoshan Chen and Muqing Zhang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:532

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  32. Plant papain-like cysteine proteases (PLCPs) are a large class of proteolytic enzymes and play important roles in root nodule symbiosis (RNS), while the whole-genome studies of PLCP family genes in legume are qui...

    Authors: Songli Yuan, Danxia Ke, Rong Li, Xiangyong Li, Lei Wang, Haifeng Chen, Chanjuan Zhang, Yi Huang, Limiao Chen, Qingnan Hao, Hongli Yang, Dong Cao, Shuilian Chen, Wei Guo, Zhihui Shan, Zhonglu Yang…

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:517

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  33. Serotonin, originally identified as a neurotransmitter in mammals, functions as an antioxidant to scavenge cellular ROS in plants. In rice, the conversion of tryptamine to serotonin is catalyzed by SL (sekiguc...

    Authors: Dagang Tian, Fang Yang, Yuqing Niu, Yan Lin, Zaijie Chen, Gang Li, Qiong Luo, Feng Wang and Mo Wang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:507

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  34. Plants are known to emit diverse volatile organic compounds (VOCs), which may function as signaling substances in plant communication with other organisms. Thuja occidentalis, which is widely cultivated throughou...

    Authors: Liping Bai, Wenjia Wang, Juan Hua, Zhifu Guo and Shihong Luo

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:500

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  35. Pepper mild mottle virus (PMMoV) is a member in the genus Tobamovirus and infects mainly solanaceous plants. However, the mechanism of virus-host interactions remains unclear. To explore the responses of pepper p...

    Authors: Yubing Jiao, Mengnan An, Xiaodong Li, Man Yu, Xiuxiang Zhao, Zihao Xia and Yuanhua Wu

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:495

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  36. Sugar beet (Beta vulgaris subsp. vulgaris) is an economically important crop that provides nearly one third of the global sugar production. The beet cyst nematode (BCN), Heterodera schachtii, causes major yield l...

    Authors: Razieh Ghaemi, Ebrahim Pourjam, Naser Safaie, Bruno Verstraeten, Seyed Bagher Mahmoudi, Rahim Mehrabi, Tim De Meyer and Tina Kyndt

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:483

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  37. Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. niveum (FON) causes Fusarium wilt in watermelon. Several disease-resistant watermelon varieties have been developed to combat Fusarium wilt. However, the key metabolites that mount defen...

    Authors: Deepak M. Kasote, G. K. Jayaprakasha, Kevin Ong, Kevin M. Crosby and Bhimanagouda S. Patil

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:481

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  38. Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi are the most widely distributed mycorrhizal fungi, which can form mycorrhizal symbionts with plant roots and enhance plant stress resistance by regulating host metabolic activities...

    Authors: Cheng-Cheng Lu, Na Guo, Chao Yang, Hai-Bing Sun and Bai-Yan Cai

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:479

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  39. With the expanding ash dieback epidemic that has spread across the European continent, an improved functional understanding of the disease development in afflicted hosts is needed. The study investigated wheth...

    Authors: Shadi Eshghi Sahraei, Michelle Cleary, Jan Stenlid, Mikael Brandström Durling and Malin Elfstrand

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:455

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  40. Gastrodia elata Bl. f. glauca S. Chow is a medicinal plant. G. elata f. glauca is unavoidably infected by pathogens in their growth process. In previous work, we have successfully isolated and identified Penicill...

    Authors: Yanhua Wang, Yugang Gao, Pu Zang and Yue Xu

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:445

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  41. Little is known about the initial, symptomless (latent) phase of the devastating wheat disease Septoria tritici blotch. However, speculations as to its impact on fungal success and disease severity in the fiel...

    Authors: Harriet R. Benbow, Ciarán J. Brennan, Binbin Zhou, Thalia Christodoulou, Simon Berry, Cristobal Uauy, Ewen Mullins and Fiona M. Doohan

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:407

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  42. The model species Tetranychus urticae produces important plant injury and economic losses in the field. The current accepted method for the quantification of the spider mite damage in Arabidopsis whole rosettes i...

    Authors: Dairon Ojeda-Martinez, Manuel Martinez, Isabel Diaz and M. Estrella Santamaria

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:397

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  43. Phytolaccaceae species in China are not only ornamental plants but also perennial herbs that are closely related to human health. However, both large-scale full-length cDNA sequencing and reference gene valida...

    Authors: Danfeng Liu, Li Chen, Chao Chen, Xingkui An, Yongjun Zhang, Yi Wang and Qingjun Li

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:396

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  44. Tomato gray leaf spot caused by Stemphylium lycopersici (S. lycopersici) is a serious disease that can severely hinder tomato production. To date, only Sm has been reported to provide resistance against this dise...

    Authors: Huanhuan Yang, Fengyi Shen, Hexuan Wang, Tingting Zhao, He Zhang, Jingbin Jiang, Xiangyang Xu and Jingfu Li

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:376

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  45. Infection of plants by viruses interferes with expression and subcellular localization of plant proteins. Potyviruses comprise the largest and most economically damaging group of plant-infecting RNA viruses. I...

    Authors: Minna-Liisa Rajamäki, Sidona Sikorskaite-Gudziuniene, Nandita Sarmah, Markku Varjosalo and Jari P. T. Valkonen

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:355

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  46. Fusarium wilt, caused by Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. cucumerinum (Foc), is a severe disease affecting cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.) production worldwide, but mechanisms underlying Fusarium wilt resistance in cucumb...

    Authors: Jingping Dong, Yuean Wang, Qianqian Xian, Xuehao Chen and Jun Xu

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:334

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  47. This study aimed to assess whether licorice (Glycyrrhiza uralensis) can benefit from dual inoculation by Trichoderma viride and dark septate endophytes (DSE) isolated from other medicinal plants.

    Authors: Chao He, Wenquan Wang and Junling Hou

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:325

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  48. Suppression and activation of plant defense genes is comprehensively regulated by WRKY family transcription factors. Chickpea, the non-model crop legume suffers from wilt caused by Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. cicer...

    Authors: Joydeep Chakraborty, Senjuti Sen, Prithwi Ghosh, Akansha Jain and Sampa Das

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:319

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