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BMC Plant Biology

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

    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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    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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    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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    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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. Content type: Research article

    Plant defense traits require resources and energy that plants may otherwise use for growth and reproduction. In order to most efficiently protect plant tissues from herbivory, one widely accepted assumption of...

    Authors: Adrienne L. Godschalx, Lauren Stady, Benjamin Watzig and Daniel J. Ballhorn

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2016 16:32

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  13. 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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  14. Content type: Research article

    Pseudomonas syringae pv. tabaci (Pst), which is the pathogen responsible for tobacco wildfire disease, has received considerable attention in recent years. The objective of this study ...

    Authors: Dan-Dan Cheng, Zi-Shan Zhang, Xing-Bin Sun, Min Zhao, Guang-Yu Sun and Wah Soon Chow

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2016 16:29

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Aphids are serious pest on crops. By probing with their stylets, they interact with the plant, they vector viruses and when they reach the phloem they start a continuous ingestion. Many plant resistances to ap...

    Authors: Nathalie Boissot, Sophie Thomas, Véronique Chovelon and Hervé Lecoq

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2016 16:25

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Receptor-like kinases are well-known to play key roles in disease resistance. Among them, the Wall-associated kinases (WAKs) have been shown to be positive regulators of fungal disease resistance in several pl...

    Authors: Amandine Delteil, Enrico Gobbato, Bastien Cayrol, Joan Estevan, Corinne Michel-Romiti, Anne Dievart, Thomas Kroj and J.-B. Morel

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2016 16:17

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Host RNA-dependent RNA polymerases (RDRs) 1 and 6 contribute to antiviral RNA silencing in plants. RDR6 is constitutively expressed and was previously shown to limit invasion of Nicotiana benthamiana meristem tis...

    Authors: Wing-Sham Lee, Shih-Feng Fu, Zheng Li, Alex M. Murphy, Elizabeth A. Dobson, Laura Garland, Srinivasa Rao Chaluvadi, Mathew G. Lewsey, Richard S. Nelson and John P. Carr

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2016 16:15

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Arabidopsis root growth is stimulated by Piriformospora indica, phosphate limitation and inactivation of the WRKY6 transcription factor. Combinations of these factors induce unexpected alterations in root and sho...

    Authors: Madhunita Bakshi, Khabat Vahabi, Samik Bhattacharya, Irena Sherameti, Ajit Varma, Kai-Wun Yeh, Ian Baldwin, Atul Kumar Johri and Ralf Oelmüller

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2015 15:305

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) cascades, which consist of three functionally associated protein kinases, namely MEKKs, MKKs and MPKs, are universal signaling modules in all eukaryotes and have been sh...

    Authors: Qiuming Song, Dayong Li, Yi Dai, Shixia Liu, Lei Huang, Yongbo Hong, Huijuan Zhang and Fengming Song

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2015 15:298

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Heterotrimeric G-proteins are important signalling switches, present in all eukaryotic kingdoms. In plants they regulate several developmental functions and play an important role in plant-microbe interactions...

    Authors: Sophie de Vries, Miguel Nemesio-Gorriz, Peter B. Blair, Magnus Karlsson, M. Shahid Mukhtar and Malin Elfstrand

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2015 15:287

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