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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

    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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    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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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    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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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    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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  19. 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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  20. 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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