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  1. Flowering signals are sensed in plant leaves and transmitted to the shoot apical meristems, where the formation of flowers is initiated. Searches for a diffusible hormone-like signaling entity (“florigen”) wen...

    Authors: Olga Tsoy and Arcady Mushegian

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:56

    Content type: Review

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  2. Tea plants originated in southwestern China. Guizhou Plateau is an original center of tea plants, and is rich in germplasm resources. However, the genetic diversity, population structure and distribution chara...

    Authors: Zhifei Zhao, Qinfei Song, Dingchen Bai, Suzhen Niu, Yingqin He, Dahe Qiao, Zhengwu Chen, Caiyun Li, Jing Luo and Fang Li

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:55

    Content type: Research

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  3. Seedling stage plant biomass is usually used as an auxiliary trait to study plant growth and development or stress adversities. However, few molecular markers and candidate genes of seedling biomass-related tr...

    Authors: Daowu Hu, Shoupu He, Yinhua Jia, Mian Faisal Nazir, Gaofei Sun, Xiaoli Geng, Zhaoe Pan, Liru Wang, Baojun Chen, Hongge Li, Yuting Ge, Baoyin Pang and Xiongming Du

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:54

    Content type: Research

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  4. Salinization of soil is an urgent problem that restricts agroforestry production and environmental protection. Substantial accumulation of metal ions or highly alkaline soil alters plant metabolites and may ev...

    Authors: Qi Chen, Huansong Xie, Guanyun Wei, Xiaorui Guo, Jian Zhang, Xueyan Lu and Zhonghua Tang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:53

    Content type: Research

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  5. A puzzle in evolution is the understanding of how the environment might drive subtle phenotypic variation, and whether this variation is adaptive. Under the neutral evolutionary theory, subtle phenotypes are a...

    Authors: Ulises Rosas, Elisa Sofía Fuentes-Pérez, Cristian R. Cervantes, Estela Sandoval-Zapotitla, Itzel Santiago-Sandoval, Salvador Arias and Jerónimo Reyes-Santiago

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:52

    Content type: Research

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  6. The Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau is experiencing rapid climate warming, which may further affect plant growth. However, little is known about the plant physiological response to climate change.

    Authors: Haiyan Xu, Lisha Li, Nan Mao, Zipeng Gan, Shouye Xue, Xiaoming Li, Bo Zhang, Guimin Liu and Xiaodong Wu

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:51

    Content type: Research

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  7. Simao pine is one of the primary economic tree species for resin and timber production in southwest China. The exploitation and utilization of Simao pine are constrained by the relatively lacking of genetic in...

    Authors: Dawei Wang, Lin Yang, Chen Shi, Siguang Li, Hongyan Tang, Chengzhong He, Nianhui Cai, Anan Duan and Hede Gong

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:48

    Content type: Research article

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  8. In plants, a critical balance between differentiation and proliferation of stem cells at the shoot apical meristem zone is essential for proper growth. The spatiotemporal regulation of some crucial genes dicta...

    Authors: Mohammad Aslam, Zeyuan She, Bello Hassan Jakada, Beenish Fakher, Joseph G. Greaves, Maokai Yan, Yingzhi Chen, Ping Zheng, Yan Cheng and Yuan Qin

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:47

    Content type: Research

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  9. Land plants respond to drought and salinity by employing multitude of sophisticated mechanisms with physiological and developmental consequences. Abscisic acid-mediated signaling pathways have evolved as land ...

    Authors: Lee Mei Ng, Shinichiro Komaki, Hideyuki Takahashi, Takashi Yamano, Hideya Fukuzawa and Takashi Hashimoto

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:46

    Content type: Research

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  10. The genus Erianthus, which belongs to the “Saccharum complex”, includes C4 warm-season grasses. Erianthus species are widely distributed throughout Southeast Asia, East Asia and South Asia. Erianthus arundinaceus

    Authors: Shin-ichi Tsuruta, Suparat Srithawong, Suchirat Sakuanrungsirikul, Masumi Ebina, Makoto Kobayashi, Yoshifumi Terajima, Amarawan Tippayawat and Werapon Ponragdee

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:45

    Content type: Research

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  11. Rice is highly sensitive to chilling stress during the seedling stage. However, the adaptable photo-thermo sensitive genic male sterile (PTGMS) rice line, Yu17S, exhibits tolerance to low temperatures. Current...

    Authors: Xiaoxue Pan, Ling Guan, Kairong Lei, Jingyong Li and Xianwei Zhang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:44

    Content type: Research

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  12. In desert habitats, sand burial is an important factor affecting germination of plant seeds and seedling growth. Xanthium spinosum has strong adaptability in arid desert areas, and is a common malignant invasive ...

    Authors: Yuan-yuan Tao, Tian-cui Shang, Jun-jie Yan, Yun-xia Hu, Yu Zhao and Ying Liu

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:43

    Content type: Research

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  13. We previously identified six drought-inducible CC-type glutaredoxins in cassava cultivars, however, less is known about their potential role in the molecular mechanism by which cassava adapted to abiotic stress.

    Authors: Meng-Bin Ruan, Xiao-Ling Yu, Xin Guo, Ping-Juan Zhao and Ming Peng

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:41

    Content type: Research

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  14. Most plants encounter water stress at one or more different stages of their life cycle. The maintenance of genetic stability is the integral component of desiccation tolerance that defines the storage ability ...

    Authors: Beata P. Plitta-Michalak, Alice A. Ramos, Piotr Pupel and Marcin Michalak

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:40

    Content type: Research

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  15. E2 ubiquitin-conjugating (UBC) enzymes are an integral component of the ubiquitin proteasome system that play an important role in plant development, growth, and external stress responses. Several UBC genes ha...

    Authors: Mengyao Li, Liangxin Wang, Yiting Liu, Yuanxiu Lin, Yunting Zhang, Yu Long, Chuanying Luo, Yong Zhang, Qing Chen, Pinwen Chen, Yan Wang, Xiaorong Wang, Haoru Tang and Ya Luo

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:39

    Content type: Research

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  16. Agronomic treatments such as the application of nitrogen fertilizer and topping (removal of the inflorescence and top leaves) cause substantial changes in plant metabolism. To explore these changes, we conduct...

    Authors: Bo Lei, Wei Chang, Huina Zhao, Kai Zhang, Jing Yu, Shizhou Yu, Kai Cai, Jie Zhang and Kun Lu

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:38

    Content type: Research

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  17. Nicotianamine (NA), 2′-deoxymugineic acid (DMA), and mugineic acid (MA) are chelators required for iron uptake and transport in plants. Nicotianamine aminotransferase (NAAT), 2′-deoxymugineic acid synthase (DM...

    Authors: Xin Zhang, Ke Xiao, Suzhen Li, Jie Li, Jiaxing Huang, Rumei Chen, Sen Pang and Xiaojin Zhou

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:37

    Content type: Research

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  18. The use of mulberry leaves has long been limited to raising silkworms, but with the continuous improvement of mulberry (Morus alba) resource development and utilization, various mulberry leaf extension products h...

    Authors: Ruixue Li, Xueqiang Su, Rong Zhou, Yuping Zhang and Taichu Wang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:36

    Content type: Research

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  19. The broad continuum between tropical and temperate floras in Eastern Asia (EAS) are thought to be one of the main factors responsible for a prominent species diversity anomaly of temperate plants between EAS a...

    Authors: Dengmei Fan, Shuqing Lei, Hua Liang, Qi Yao, Yixuan Kou, Shanmei Cheng, Yi Yang, Yingxiong Qiu and Zhiyong Zhang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:35

    Content type: Research

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  20. Banana fruits are rich in various high-value metabolites and play a key role in the human diet. Of these components, carotenoids have attracted considerable attention due to their physiological role and human ...

    Authors: Chen Dong, Jiuxiang Wang, Yulin Hu, Weijun Xiao, Huigang Hu and Jianghui Xie

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:34

    Content type: Research

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  21. Common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris) is an essential crop with high economic value. The growth of this plant is sensitive to environmental stress. Heat shock factor (Hsf) is a family of antiretroviral transcription f...

    Authors: Qi Zhang, Jing Geng, Yanli Du, Qiang Zhao, Wenjing Zhang, Qingxi Fang, Zhengong Yin, Jianghui Li, Xiankai Yuan, Yaru Fan, Xin Cheng and Jidao Du

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:33

    Content type: Research

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  22. The East Asian subtropical evergreen broad-leaved forests (EBLFs) harbor remarkable biodiversity. However, their historical assembly remains unclear. To gain new insights into the assembly of this biome, we ge...

    Authors: Tian-Wen Xiao, Hai-Fei Yan and Xue-Jun Ge

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:32

    Content type: Research

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  23. Salt stress is one of the most important abiotic stresses affecting the yield and quality of tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum). Thymol (a natural medicine) has been widely used in medical research because of its antiba...

    Authors: Liang Xu, Jia-Qian Song, Yue-Lin Wang, Xiao-Han Liu, Xue-Li Li, Bo Zhang, Ai-Jie Li, Xie-Feng Ye, Jing Wang and Peng Wang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:31

    Content type: Research

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  24. Strigolactone is a newly discovered type of plant hormone that has multiple roles in modulating plant responses to abiotic stress. Herein, we aimed to investigate the effects of exogenous GR24 (a synthetic ana...

    Authors: Xinpeng Zhou, Zhanming Tan, Yaguang Zhou, Shirong Guo, Ting Sang, Yu Wang and Sheng Shu

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:30

    Content type: Research

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  25. Acer truncatum (purpleblow maple) is a woody tree species that produces seeds with high levels of valuable fatty acids (especially nervonic acid). The species is admired as a landscape plant with high developmen...

    Authors: Qiuyue Ma, Yuxiao Wang, Shushun Li, Jing Wen, Lu Zhu, Kunyuan Yan, Yiming Du, Jie Ren, Shuxian Li, Zhu Chen, Changwei Bi and Qianzhong Li

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:29

    Content type: Research

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  26. Chilling temperature reduces the rate of photosynthesis in plants, which is more pronounced in association with phosphate (Pi) starvation. Previous studies showed that Pi resupply improves recovery of the rate...

    Authors: Xiaoning Gao, Jinsong Dong, Fatemeh Rasouli, Ali Kiani Pouya, Ayesha T. Tahir and Jun Kang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:26

    Content type: Research

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  27. Liriodendron chinense (Lchi) is a tree species within the Magnoliaceae family and is considered a basal angiosperm. The too low or high temperature or soil drought will restrict its growth as the adverse environm...

    Authors: Weihuang Wu, Sheng Zhu, Lin Xu, Liming Zhu, Dandan Wang, Yang Liu, Siqin Liu, Zhaodong Hao, Ye Lu, Liming Yang, Jisen Shi and Jinhui Chen

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:25

    Content type: Research

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  28. Pollen development in the anther in angiosperms depends on complicated cellular interactions associated with the expression of gametophytic and sporophytic genes which control fundamental processes during micr...

    Authors: Anna Suwińska, Piotr Wasąg, Elżbieta Bednarska-Kozakiewicz, Marta Lenartowska and Robert Lenartowski

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:24

    Content type: Research

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  29. Our previous study has demonstrated that the transcription of AchnKCS involved in suberin biosynthesis was up-regulated by exogenous abscisic acid (ABA) during the wound suberization of kiwifruit, but the regulat...

    Authors: Xueyuan Han, Xiaopeng Wei, Wenjing Lu, Qiong Wu, Linchun Mao and Zisheng Luo

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:23

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  30. Brassica napus is an important agricultural species, improving stress resistance was one of the main breeding goals at present. Non-specific lipid transfer proteins (nsLTPs) are small, basic proteins which are in...

    Authors: Yu Liang, Yang Huang, Kang Chen, Xiangdong Kong and Maoteng Li

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:21

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  31. Mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) cascades are conserved signaling modules in eukaryotic organisms and play essential roles in immunity and stress responses. However, the role of MAPKs in chloroplast dev...

    Authors: Jiayan Liang, Qiuxin Zhang, Yiran Liu, Jingjing Zhang, Wenyi Wang and Zemin Zhang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:20

    Content type: Research

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  32. The molecular mechanism underlying sexual reproduction in land plants is well understood in model plants and is a target for crop improvement. However, unlike land plants, the genetic basis involved in trigger...

    Authors: Xiaojie Liu, Jonas Blomme, Kenny A. Bogaert, Sofie D’hondt, Thomas Wichard, Dieter Deforce, Filip Van Nieuwerburgh and Olivier De Clerck

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:19

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  33. Nuclear endosperm development is a common mechanism among Angiosperms, including Arabidopsis. During nuclear development, the endosperm nuclei divide rapidly after fertilization without cytokinesis to enter th...

    Authors: Tobias Hoffmann, Xiuling Shi, Chuan-Yu Hsu, Aakilah Brown, Quintera Knight, La’ Shyra Courtney, Ruqiyah J. Mukarram and Dongfang Wang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:18

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  34. The elemental defense hypothesis states a new defensive strategy that hyperaccumulators defense against herbivores or pathogens attacks by accumulating heavy metals. Brassica juncea has an excellent ability of ca...

    Authors: Zhe Liu, Zhenzhen Sun, Chaozhen Zeng, Xujie Dong, Mei Li, Zhixiang Liu and Mingli Yan

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:17

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  35. Soil salinization is becoming an increasingly serious problem worldwide, resulting in cultivated land loss and desertification, as well as having a serious impact on agriculture and the economy. The indoleamin...

    Authors: Junpeng Li, Yun Liu, Mingjing Zhang, Hualing Xu, Kai Ning, Baoshan Wang and Min Chen

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:16

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  36. Cremastra appendiculata is a rare terrestrial orchid with a high market value as an ornamental and medicinal plant. However, the species depends entirely on fungi for seed germination under natural conditions. In...

    Authors: Yanyan Gao, Jun Ji, Yujin Zhang, Ningxian Yang and Mingsheng Zhang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:15

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  37. Taxol from Taxus species is a precious drug used for the treatment of cancer and can effectively inhibit the proliferation of cancer cells. However, the growth of Taxus plants is very slow and the content of taxo...

    Authors: Xiaoying Cao, Lingxia Xu, Jingyi Wang, Mengmeng Dong, Chunyan Xu, Guoyin Kai, Wen Wan and Jihong Jiang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:12

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  38. Despite the frequent use of protoplast-to-plant system in in vitro cultures of plants, the molecular mechanisms regulating the first and most limiting stages of this process, i.e., protoplast dedifferentiation...

    Authors: Konrad Dełeńko, Przemysław Nuc, Dawid Kubiak, Dawid Bielewicz, Jakub Dolata, Katarzyna Niedojadło, Sylwia Górka, Artur Jarmołowski, Zofia Szweykowska-Kulińska and Janusz Niedojadło

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:9

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  39. High soil salinity often adversely affects plant physiology and agricultural productivity of almost all crops worldwide, such as the crude drug known as wolfberry. However, the mechanism of this action in wolf...

    Authors: Xiaoya Qin, Yue Yin, Jianhua Zhao, Wei An, Yunfang Fan, Xiaojie Liang and Youlong Cao

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:8

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:50

  40. Plant immunity against pathogens and pests is comprised of complex mechanisms orchestrated by signaling pathways regulated by plant hormones [Salicylic acid (SA) and Jasmonic acid (JA)]. Investigations of plan...

    Authors: Freddy Ibanez, Joon Hyuk Suh, Yu Wang, Monique Rivera, Mamoudou Setamou and Lukasz L. Stelinski

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:7

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  41. The fiber yield and quality of cotton are greatly and periodically affected by water deficit. However, the molecular mechanism of the water deficit response in cotton fiber cells has not been fully elucidated.

    Authors: Nan Wu, Jun Yang, Guoning Wang, Huifeng Ke, Yan Zhang, Zhengwen Liu, Zhiying Ma and Xingfen Wang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:6

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  42. Fusarium head blight (FHB) caused by Fusarium graminearum is a devastating fungal disease of wheat. The mechanism underlying F. graminearum-wheat interaction remains largely unknown. tRNA-derived fragments (tRFs)...

    Authors: Zhengxi Sun, Yi Hu, Yilei Zhou, Ning Jiang, Sijia Hu, Lei Li and Tao Li

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:3

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  43. Eucalyptus is a highly diverse genus of the Myrtaceae family and widely planted in the world for timber and pulp production. Tissue culture induced callus has become a common tool for Eucalyptus breeding, however...

    Authors: Ye Zhang, Junji Li, Changrong Li, Shengkan Chen, Qinglan Tang, Yufei Xiao, Lianxiang Zhong, Yingying Chen and Bowen Chen

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:1

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