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Reproductive biology

Section edited by Chris Makaroff

This section considers studies in the reproductive biology of plants including meiosis, gamete formation, fertilization and other reproductive processes.

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  1. Content type: Research article

    The reasons that clonal plants shift between sexual and clonal reproduction have persisted as a knowledge gap in ecological literature. We hypothesized that clonal plants’ shifts between sexual and clonal repr...

    Authors: Zhongwu Wang, Lina Xie, Chelse M. Prather, Hongyu Guo, Guodong Han and Chengcang Ma

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2018 18:91

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    MADS-box genes are categorized into A, B, C, D and E classes and are involved in floral organ identity and flowering. Sheepgrass (Leymus chinensis (Trin.) Tzvel) is an important perennial forage grass and adapts ...

    Authors: Junting Jia, Pincang Zhao, Liqin Cheng, Guangxiao Yuan, Weiguang Yang, Shu Liu, Shuangyan Chen, Dongmei Qi, Gongshe Liu and Xiaoxia Li

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2018 18:42

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    Heterosis is widely used to increase the yield of many crops. However, as wheat is a self-pollinating crop, hybrid breeding is not so successful in this organism. Even though male sterility induced by chemical...

    Authors: Hongzhan Liu, Gaisheng Zhang, Junsheng Wang, Jingjing Li, Yulong Song, Lin Qiao, Na Niu, Junwei Wang, Shoucai Ma and Lili Li

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2018 18:7

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    Light and temperatures of germination greatly affect germination of several Cucurbitaceae species. Environmental conditions prevailing at seed maturation time can affect dormancy and germination requirements. Cit...

    Authors: Ali El-Keblawy, Hatem A. Shabana, Teresa Navarro and Sameh Soliman

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:263

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    In Arabidopsis, the tapetum and microsporocytes are critical for pollen formation. Previous studies have shown that ARF17 is expressed in microsporocytes and tetrads and directly regulates tetrad wall synthesis f...

    Authors: Bo Wang, Jing-Shi Xue, Ya-Hui Yu, Si-Qi Liu, Jia-Xin Zhang, Xiao-Zhen Yao, Zhi-Xue Liu, Xiao-Feng Xu and Zhong-Nan Yang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:243

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    Coccinia grandis (ivy gourd), is a dioecious member of Cucurbitaceae having heteromorphic sex chromosomes. Chromosome constitution of male and female plants of C. grandis is 22A + XY a...

    Authors: Ravi Suresh Devani, Sangram Sinha, Jayeeta Banerjee, Rabindra Kumar Sinha, Abdelhafid Bendahmane and Anjan Kumar Banerjee

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:241

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  7. Content type: Methodology article

    The pollen tube (PT) serves as a model system for investigating plant cell growth and morphogenesis. Ultrastructural studies are indispensable to complement data from physiological and genetic analyses, yet an...

    Authors: Tohnyui Ndinyanka Fabrice, Andres Kaech, Gery Barmettler, Christof Eichenberger, J. Paul Knox, Ueli Grossniklaus and Christoph Ringli

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:176

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Sugar apple (Annona squamosa L.), a popular fruit with high medicinal and nutritional properties, is widely cultivated in tropical South Asia and America. The malformed flower is a major cause for a reduction in ...

    Authors: Kaidong Liu, Haili Li, Weijin Li, Jundi Zhong, Yan Chen, Chenjia Shen and Changchun Yuan

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:170

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    Seed dormancy, defined as the incapability of a viable seed to germinate under favourable conditions, is an important trait in nature and agriculture. Despite extensive research on dormancy and germination, ma...

    Authors: Farzaneh Yazdanpanah, Johannes Hanson, Henk W.M. Hilhorst and Leónie Bentsink

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:151

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  10. Content type: Research article

    In citrus the transition from juvenility to mature phase is marked by the capability of a tree to flower and fruit consistently. The long period of juvenility in citrus severely impedes the use of genetic base...

    Authors: Melanie Pajon, Vicente J. Febres and Gloria A. Moore

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:146

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    For most cruciferous plants, which are known as important crops and a number of weeds, hybrid breeding is hampered by the unavailability of a pollination control system. Male sterility induced by a gametocide ...

    Authors: Cheng-Yu Yu, Jun-Gang Dong, Sheng-Wu Hu and Ai-Xia Xu

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:95

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    Unilateral incompatibility (UI) is an asymmetric reproductive barrier that unidirectionally prevents gene flow between species and/or populations. UI is characterized by a compatible interaction between partne...

    Authors: Amanda K. Broz, Rafael F. Guerrero, April M. Randle, You Soon Baek, Matthew W. Hahn and Patricia A. Bedinger

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:81

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Elymus sibiricus is an important forage grass in semi-arid regions, but it is difficult to grow for commercial seed production due to high seed shattering. To better understand the und...

    Authors: Wengang Xie, Junchao Zhang, Xuhong Zhao, Zongyu Zhang and Yanrong Wang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:78

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    In rice, the pistil is the female reproductive organ, and it consists of two stigmas and an ovary. The stigma is capable of receiving pollen grains and guiding pollen tube growth. The ovary holds the embryo sa...

    Authors: Li Yu, Tengfei Ma, Yuqin Zhang, Ying Hu, Ke Yu, Yueyue Chen, Haoli Ma and Jie Zhao

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:60

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  15. Content type: Research article

    The coordination of pollen tube (PT) growth, guidance and timely growth arrest and rupture mediated by PT-pistil interaction is crucial for the PT to transport sperm cells into ovules for double fertilization....

    Authors: Ning Yang and Tai Wang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:2

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Sporopollenin is a major component of the pollen exine pattern. In Arabidopsis, acyl-CoA synthetase5 (ACOS5) is involved in sporopollenin precursor biosynthesis. In this study, we identified its orthologue, OsACO...

    Authors: Yueling Li, Dandan Li, Zongli Guo, Qiangsheng Shi, Shuangxi Xiong, Cheng Zhang, Jun Zhu and Zhongnan Yang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2016 16:256

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Sesame (Sesamum indicum L.) is a globally important oilseed crop with highly-valued oil. Strong hybrid vigor is frequently observed within this crop, which can be exploited by the means of genic male sterility (G...

    Authors: Hongyan Liu, Mingpu Tan, Haijuan Yu, Liang Li, Fang Zhou, Minmin Yang, Ting Zhou and Yingzhong Zhao

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2016 16:250

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Pectins are one of the main components of plant cell walls. They are secreted to the wall as highly methylesterified forms that can be de-esterified by pectin methylesterases (PMEs). The degree of methylesteri...

    Authors: María-Teresa Solís, Eduardo Berenguer, María C. Risueño and Pilar S. Testillano

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2016 16:176

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  19. Content type: Research article

    MicroRNAs (miRNAs), a class of non-coding small RNAs (sRNAs), regulate various biological processes. Although miRNAs have been identified and characterized in several plant species, miRNAs in Asparagus officinali...

    Authors: Jingli Chen, Yi Zheng, Li Qin, Yan Wang, Lifei Chen, Yanjun He, Zhangjun Fei and Gang Lu

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2016 16:80

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