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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

    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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    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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    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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    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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. Content type: Research article

    Jumonji C (JmjC) domain-containing proteins are a group of functionally conserved histone lysine demethylases in Eukaryotes. Growing evidences have shown that JmjCs epigenetically regulate various biological p...

    Authors: Yuxuan Hou, Liyuan Wang, Ling Wang, Lianmeng Liu, Lu Li, Lei Sun, Qiong Rao, Jian Zhang and Shiwen Huang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2015 15:286

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  10. Content type: Research article

    In modern agriculture, the call for an alternative crop protection strategy increases because of the desired reduction of fungicide and pesticide use and the continuously evolving resistance of pathogens and p...

    Authors: Jana Viola Schilling, Britta Schillheim, Stefan Mahr, Yannik Reufer, Sandi Sanjoyo, Uwe Conrath and Jochen Büchs

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2015 15:282

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  11. Content type: Research article

    The ability of a plant to overcome animal-induced damage is referred to as compensation or tolerance and ranges from undercompensation (decreased fitness when damaged) to overcompensation (increased fitness wh...

    Authors: Madhura H. Siddappaji, Daniel R. Scholes, Sindhu M. Krishnankutty, Bernarda Calla, Steven J. Clough, Raymond E. Zielinski and Ken N. Paige

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2015 15:278

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Biochar is a solid coproduct of biomass pyrolysis, and soil amended with biochar has been shown to enhance the productivity of various crops and induce systemic plant resistance to fungal pathogens. The aim of...

    Authors: Wen-kun Huang, Hong-li Ji, Godelieve Gheysen, Jane Debode and Tina Kyndt

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2015 15:267

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Specific members of the plant Mildew Locus O (MLO) protein family act as susceptibility factors towards powdery mildew (PM), a worldwide-spread fungal disease threatening many cultivated species. Previous stud...

    Authors: Michela Appiano, Domenico Catalano, Miguel Santillán Martínez, Concetta Lotti, Zheng Zheng, Richard G F Visser, Luigi Ricciardi, Yuling Bai and Stefano Pavan

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2015 15:257

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Strigolactones are a class of plant hormones whose biosynthesis is activated in response to phosphate starvation. This involves several enzymes, including the carotenoid cleavage dioxygenases 7 (CCD7) and CCD8...

    Authors: Arjan van Zeijl, Wei Liu, Ting Ting Xiao, Wouter Kohlen, Wei-Cai Yang, Ton Bisseling and René Geurts

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2015 15:260

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Histone H2B monoubiquitination pathway has been shown to play critical roles in regulating growth/development and stress response in Arabidopsis. In the present study, we explored the involvement of the tomato...

    Authors: Yafen Zhang, Dayong Li, Huijuan Zhang, Yongbo Hong, Lei Huang, Shixia Liu, Xiaohui Li, Zhigang Ouyang and Fengming Song

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2015 15:252

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  16. Content type: Research article

    High concentrations of petroleum hydrocarbon (PHC) pollution can be hazardous to human health and leave soils incapable of supporting agricultural crops. A cheap solution, which can help restore biodiversity a...

    Authors: Emmanuel Gonzalez, Nicholas J. B. Brereton, Julie Marleau, Werther Guidi Nissim, Michel Labrecque, Frederic E. Pitre and Simon Joly

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2015 15:246

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Powdery mildew (PM) is an important disease of cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.). CsaMLO8 was previously identified as a candidate susceptibility gene for PM in cucumber, for two reasons: 1) This gene clusters phylog...

    Authors: Jeroen A. Berg, Michela Appiano, Miguel Santillán Martínez, Freddy WK Hermans, Wim H. Vriezen, Richard GF Visser, Yuling Bai and Henk J. Schouten

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2015 15:243

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  18. Content type: Research article

    The Asian rice gall midge (Orseolia oryzae) is a destructive insect pest of rice. Gall midge infestation in rice triggers either compatible or incompatible interactions leading to survival or mortality of the fee...

    Authors: Deepak K. Sinha, Isha Atray, JS Bentur and Suresh Nair

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2015 15:235

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  19. Content type: Methodology article

    The arbuscular mycorrhizal symbiosis is characterized by the presence of different symbiotic structures and stages within a root system. Therefore tools allowing the analysis of molecular changes at a cellular...

    Authors: Nicole Gaude, Silvia Bortfeld, Alexander Erban, Joachim Kopka and Franziska Krajinski

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2015 15:234

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Agrobacterium infection, which is widely used to generate transgenic plants, is often accompanied by T-DNA-linked mutations and transpositions in flowering plants. It is not known if A...

    Authors: Jasmine M. Shah, Anantha Maharasi Ramakrishnan, Amit Kumar Singh, Subalakshmi Ramachandran, Unnikrishnan Unniyampurath, Ajitha Jayshankar, Nithya Balasundaram, Shanmuhapreya Dhanapal, Geoff Hyde and Ramamurthy Baskar

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2015 15:210

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria are increasingly being seen as a way of complementing conventional inputs in agricultural systems. The effects on their host plants are diverse and include volatile-mediate...

    Authors: Pierre Delaplace, Benjamin M. Delory, Caroline Baudson, Magdalena Mendaluk-Saunier de Cazenave, Stijn Spaepen, Sébastien Varin, Yves Brostaux and Patrick du Jardin

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2015 15:195

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  22. Content type: Research article

    The plant cell wall serves as a primary barrier against pathogen invasion. The success of a plant pathogen largely depends on its ability to overcome this barrier. During the infection process, plant parasitic...

    Authors: Krishan Mohan Rai, Vimal Kumar Balasubramanian, Cassie Marie Welker, Mingxiong Pang, Mei Mei Hii and Venugopal Mendu

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2015 15:187

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Huanglongbing (HLB), the most devastating disease of citrus, is associated with infection by Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus (CaLas) and is vectored by the Asian citrus psyllid (ACP). Recently, the molecular ba...

    Authors: Nidhi Rawat, Sandhya P. Kiran, Dongliang Du, Fred G. Gmitter Jr and Zhanao Deng

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2015 15:184

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Small GTPases are monomeric guanine nucleotide-binding proteins. In plants, ROPs regulate plant cell polarity, plant cell differentiation and development as well as biotic and abiotic stress signaling pathways.

    Authors: Zhiwei Zhang, Fan Yang, Ren Na, Xiaoluo Zhang, Shuqing Yang, Jing Gao, Mingshou Fan, Yan Zhao and Jun Zhao

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2014 14:392

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  25. Content type: Research article

    Barley is an important cereal crop cultivated for malt and ruminant feed and in certain regions it is used for human consumption. It is vulnerable to numerous foliar diseases including barley leaf rust caused ...

    Authors: Peter M Dracatos, Mehar S Khatkar, Davinder Singh and Robert F Park

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2014 14:1598

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  26. Content type: Research article

    Grass pea (Lathyrus sativus L.) is a valuable resource for potentially durable partial resistance to rust. To gain insight into the resistance mechanism and identify potential resistance genes, we generated the f...

    Authors: Nuno Felipe Almeida, Susana Trindade Leitão, Nicolas Krezdorn, Björn Rotter, Peter Winter, Diego Rubiales and Maria Carlota Vaz Patto

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2014 14:376

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  27. Content type: Research article

    The oil palm (Elaeis guineensis, 2n = 32) has the highest oil yield of any crop species, as well as comprising the richest dietary source of provitamin A. For the tropical species, the best mean growth temperatur...

    Authors: Yong Xiao, Lixia Zhou, Wei Xia, Annaliese S Mason, Yaodong Yang, Zilong Ma and Ming Peng

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2014 14:384

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  28. Content type: Research article

    Plant perception of conserved microbe-derived or damage-derived molecules (so-called microbe- or damage-associated molecular patterns, MAMPs or DAMPs, respectively) triggers cellular signaling cascades to init...

    Authors: Stefanie Ranf, Lennart Eschen-Lippold, Katja Fröhlich, Lore Westphal, Dierk Scheel and Justin Lee

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2014 14:374

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  29. Content type: Research article

    Trees belonging to the Casuarinaceae and Betulaceae families play an important ecological role and are useful tools in forestry for degraded land rehabilitation and reforestation. These functions are linked to th...

    Authors: Issa Diédhiou, Alexandre Tromas, Maïmouna Cissoko, Krystelle Gray, Boris Parizot, Amandine Crabos, Nicole Alloisio, Pascale Fournier, Lorena Carro, Sergio Svistoonoff, Hassen Gherbi, Valérie Hocher, Diaga Diouf, Laurent Laplaze and Antony Champion

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2014 14:342

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  30. Content type: Research article

    Genes involved in arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM) symbiosis have been identified primarily by mutant screens, followed by identification of the mutated genes (forward genetics). In addition, a number of AM-related...

    Authors: Patrick Favre, Laure Bapaume, Eligio Bossolini, Mauro Delorenzi, Laurent Falquet and Didier Reinhardt

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2014 14:333

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  31. Content type: Research article

    Mutation of Arabidopsis DMR1, encoding homoserine kinase, leads to elevation in homoserine and foliar resistance to the biotrophic pathogens Hyaloperonospora arabidopsidis and Oidium neolycopersici through activa...

    Authors: Helen C Brewer, Nathaniel D Hawkins and Kim E Hammond-Kosack

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2014 14:317

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  32. Content type: Research article

    Herbivory induces the activation of mitogen-activated protein kinases (MAPKs), the accumulation of jasmonates and defensive metabolites in damaged leaves and in distal undamaged leaves. Previous studies mainly...

    Authors: Christian Hettenhausen, Maria Heinrich, Ian T Baldwin and Jianqiang Wu

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2014 14:326

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  33. Content type: Research article

    Induced aboveground plant defenses against pathogens can have negative effects on belowground microbial symbionts. While a considerable number of studies have utilized chemical elicitors to experimentally indu...

    Authors: Daniel J Ballhorn, Brett S Younginger and Stefanie Kautz

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2014 14:321

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    The role of herbivore-induced plant volatiles as signals mediating the attraction of herbivore enemies is a well-known phenomenon. Studies with short-lived herbaceous plant species have shown that various biot...

    Authors: Andrea Clavijo McCormick, G Andreas Boeckler, Tobias G Köllner, Jonathan Gershenzon and Sybille B Unsicker

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2014 14:304

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  35. Content type: Research Article

    Plant–parasitic nematodes (PPNs) are obligate parasites that feed on the roots of living host plants. Often, these nematodes can lay hundreds of eggs, each capable of surviving without a host for as long as 12...

    Authors: Parsa Hosseini and Benjamin F Matthews

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2014 14:300

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  36. Content type: Research article

    Geminivirus AC2 is a multifunctional protein that acts as a pathogenicity factor. Transcriptional regulation by AC2 appears to be mediated through interaction with a plant specific DNA binding protein, PEAPOD2...

    Authors: Lu Liu, Ho Yong Chung, Gabriela Lacatus, Surendranath Baliji, Jianhua Ruan and Garry Sunter

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2014 14:302

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  37. Content type: Research article

    The SR/CAMTA proteins represent a small family of transcription activators that play important roles in plant responses to biotic and abiotic stresses. Seven SlSR/CAMTA genes were identified in tomato as tomato c...

    Authors: Xiaohui Li, Lei Huang, Yafen Zhang, Zhigang Ouyang, Yongbo Hong, Huijuan Zhang, Dayong Li and Fengming Song

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2014 14:286

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  38. Content type: Research article

    Verticillium dahliae (Vd) is a soil-borne vascular pathogen which causes severe wilt symptoms in a wide range of plants. The microsclerotia produced by the pathogen survive in soil for more than 15 years.

    Authors: Chao Sun, Yongqi Shao, Khabat Vahabi, Jing Lu, Samik Bhattacharya, Sheqin Dong, Kai-Wun Yeh, Irena Sherameti, Binggan Lou, Ian T Baldwin and Ralf Oelmüller

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2014 14:268

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  39. Content type: Research article

    Potato late blight caused by the oomycete pathogen Phytophthora infestans can lead to immense yield loss. We investigated the transcriptome of Solanum tubersoum (cv. Desiree) and characterized the secretome by qu...

    Authors: Dharani Dhar Burra, Oliver Berkowitz, Pete E Hedley, Jenny Morris, Svante Resjö, Fredrik Levander, Erland Liljeroth, Erik Andreasson and Erik Alexandersson

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2014 14:254

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  40. Content type: Research article

    Jasmonates are involved in plant defense, participating in the timely induction of defense responses against insect herbivores from different feeding guilds and with different degrees of host specialization. I...

    Authors: Marko Bosch, Sonja Berger, Andreas Schaller and Annick Stintzi

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2014 14:257

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  41. Content type: Research article

    Sclerotinia sclerotiorum (Lib.) de Bary is a necrotrophic fungal pathogen which causes disease in a wide range of plants. An observed decrease in photosynthetic performance is the primary reason for the reduction...

    Authors: Cheng Yang, Zishan Zhang, Huiyuan Gao, Meijun Liu and Xingli Fan

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2014 14:240

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  42. Content type: Research article

    The production of antimicrobial peptides is a common defense strategy of living cells against a wide range of pathogens. Plant snakin peptides inhibit bacterial and fungal growth at extremely low concentration...

    Authors: Araceli Nora García, Nicolás Daniel Ayub, Ana Romina Fox, María Cristina Gómez, María José Diéguez, Elba María Pagano, Carolina Andrea Berini, Jorge Prometeo Muschietti and Gabriela Soto

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2014 14:248

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  43. Content type: Research article

    Endophytes are microbes that live within plants such as maize (corn, Zea mays L.) without causing disease. It is generally assumed that most endophytes originate from soil. If this is true, then as humans collect...

    Authors: David Johnston-Monje, Walaa Kamel Mousa, George Lazarovits and Manish N Raizada

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2014 14:233

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  44. Content type: Research article

    Brassinosteroid hormones regulate many aspects of plant growth and development. The membrane receptor BRI1 is a central player in the brassinosteroid signaling cascade. Semi-dwarf ‘uzu’ barley carries a mutati...

    Authors: Shahin S Ali, Lokanadha R Gunupuru, G B Sunil Kumar, Mojibur Khan, Steve Scofield, Paul Nicholson and Fiona M Doohan

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2014 14:227

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  45. Content type: Research article

    The fungus Stagonospora nodorum is a necrotrophic pathogen of wheat. It causes disease by secreting proteinaceous effectors which interact with proteins encoded by dominant susceptibility genes in the host. The o...

    Authors: Britta Winterberg, Lauren A Du Fall, Xiaomin Song, Dana Pascovici, Natasha Care, Mark Molloy, Stephen Ohms and Peter S Solomon

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2014 14:215

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  46. Content type: Research article

    Plants have developed a variety of mechanisms to counteract aphid attacks. They activate their defences by changing the expression of specific genes. Previously we identified an activation tag mutant of Arabidops...

    Authors: Xi Chen, Zhao Zhang, Richard G G Visser, Ben Vosman and Colette Broekgaarden

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2014 14:217

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  47. Content type: Research article

    Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum’ (Lso) is a phloem-limited alphaproteobacterium associated with the devastating zebra chip disease of potato (Solanum tuberosum). Like other members of Liberibacter, Lso-ZC1 ...

    Authors: Guixia Hao, Marco Pitino, Fang Ding, Hong Lin, Ed Stover and Yongping Duan

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2014 14:211

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  48. Content type: Research article

    Plant viral infections disturb defense regulatory networks during tissue invasion. Emerging evidence demonstrates that a significant proportion of these alterations are mediated by hormone imbalances. Although...

    Authors: Maria Cecilia Rodriguez, Gabriela Conti, Diego Zavallo, Carlos Augusto Manacorda and Sebastian Asurmendi

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2014 14:210

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  49. Content type: Research article

    Ancestral wheat relatives are important sources of genetic diversity for the introduction of novel traits for the improvement of modern bread wheat. In this study the aim was to assess the susceptibility of 34...

    Authors: Vanessa E McMillan, Richard J Gutteridge and Kim E Hammond-Kosack

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2014 14:212

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  50. Content type: Research article

    Legumes have the unique capability to undergo root nodule and arbuscular mycorrhizal symbiosis. Both types of root endosymbiosis are regulated by NSP2, which is a target of microRNA171h (miR171h). Although, recen...

    Authors: Vinzenz Hofferek, Amelie Mendrinna, Nicole Gaude, Franziska Krajinski and Emanuel A Devers

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2014 14:199

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