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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. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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

    Content type: Methodology article

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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. 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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  30. 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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  31. 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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  32. 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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  33. 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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  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. 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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  37. 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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  38. 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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  39. 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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  40. 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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  41. 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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  42. 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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  43. 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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  44. 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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  45. 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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  46. 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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  47. 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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  48. 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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  49. 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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  50. 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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