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  1. Grafting is one of the promising techniques for improving abiotic stress tolerance in horticultural crops, but the underlying regulatory mechanisms of drought on grafted grapevine are largely unexplored.

    Authors: Shuzhen Jiao, Fanwei Zeng, Yaping Huang, Libing Zhang, Juan Mao and Baihong Chen
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:110
  2. R2R3-MYB transcription factors regulate secondary metabolism, stress responses and development in various plants. Puerarin is a bioactive ingredient and most abundant secondary metabolite isolated from Pueraria l...

    Authors: Zhengdan Wu, Wendan Zeng, Changfu Li, Jihua Wang, Xiaohong Shang, Liang Xiao, Sheng Cao, Yansheng Zhang, Shiqiang Xu and Huabing Yan
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:107
  3. Lettuce is one of the most extensively farmed vegetables in the world, and it prefers cool growing conditions. High temperatures promote premature bolt formation, reducing quality and yield. The gibberellic ac...

    Authors: Sun Ho Lee, Jin Seok Yoon, Woo Joo Jung, Dae Yeon Kim and Yong Weon Seo
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:106
  4. Strigolactones (SLs) are important phytohormones that can regulate branch development in plants. Although SUPPRESSOR of MAX2 1-LIKE proteins (SMXLs) play a crucial role in SL signaling transduction, the SMXL gene...

    Authors: Maotong Sun, Dongyue Wang, Cuishuang Liu, Yuan Liu, Muge Niu, Jinnan Wang and Jihong Li
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:105
  5. Seagrasses are a polyphyletic group of monocotyledonous angiosperms that have evolved to live entirely submerged in marine waters. Thus, these species are ideal for studying plant adaptation to marine environm...

    Authors: Jun Chen, Yu Zang, Shuai Shang, Zhibo Yang, Shuo Liang, Song Xue, Ying Wang and Xuexi Tang
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:104
  6. Plant growth regulators are chemicals that regulate plant growth and development, which can regulate hormonal balance and affect plant growth, thereby increasing crop yield and improving crop quality. Our stud...

    Authors: Zhiguo Zheng, Shunhong Chen, Panpan Wei, Shengxin Guo, Gang Yu and Jian Wu
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:103
  7. Evaluation of the extent of genetic variation within and between the populations of crop genetic resources are of paramount importance in any breeding program. An experiment aimed at assessing the extent of va...

    Authors: Basazen Fantahun, Tesfaye Woldesemayate and Eleni Shiferaw
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:102
  8. Gentiana rigescens Franchet is an endangered medicinal herb from the family Gentianaceae with medicinal values. Gentiana cephalantha Franchet is a sister species to G. rigescens possessing similar morphology and ...

    Authors: Jiuyang Mao, Yuze Liang, Xue Wang and Dequan Zhang
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:101
  9. Founder parents play extremely important roles in wheat breeding. Studies into the genetic basis of founder parents and the transmission rules of favorable alleles are of great significance in improving agrono...

    Authors: Chang Li, Lei Zhuang, Tian Li, Jian Hou, Hongxia Liu, Chao Jian, Huifang Li, Jing Zhao, Yunchuan Liu, Wei Xi, Pingan Hao, Shujuan Liu, Xuemei Si, Xiaolu Wang, Xueyong Zhang and Chenyang Hao
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:100
  10. Chromosomal variations have been revealed in both E. sibiricus and E. nutans, but chromosomal structural variations, such as intra-genome translocations and inversions, are still not recognized due to the cytolog...

    Authors: Bo Liu, Jie Chen, Ying Yang, Wenjie Shen, Jialei Guo and Quanwen Dou
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:98
  11. Low phosphorus (P) is one of the limiting factors in sustainable cotton production. However, little is known about the performance of contrasting low P tolerant cotton genotypes that might be a possible option...

    Authors: Asif Iqbal, Dong Qiang, Wang Xiangru, Gui Huiping, Zhang Hengheng, Zhang Xiling and Song Meizhen
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:97
  12. Photoperiod is an important environmental cue interacting with circadian clock pathway to optimize the local adaption and yield of crops. Quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa) in family Amaranthaceae has been known as supe...

    Authors: Qi Wu, Xue Bai, Yiming Luo, Li Li, Mengping Nie, Changying Liu, Xueling Ye, Liang Zou and Dabing Xiang
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:96
  13. In conformity with the international trend to substitute the artificial agro-chemicals by natural products to improve growth and productivity of crops, there is a necessity to focus on the environment sustaina...

    Authors: Salwa A. Maksoud, Khaled I. Gad and Eman Y. M. Hamed
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:95
  14. The indica rice variety XYXZ carries elite traits including appearance and eating quality. Here, we report the de novo assembly of XYXZ using Illumine paired-end whole-genome shotgun sequencing and Nanopore seque...

    Authors: Jiayan Liang, Leilei Kong, Xiaodan Hu, Chongyun Fu and Song Bai
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:94
  15. Gibberellins (GAs) are widely involved in plant growth and development. DELLA proteins are key regulators of plant development and a negative regulatory factor of GA. Dendrobium officinale is a valuable tradition...

    Authors: Danqi Zeng, Can Si, Jaime A. Teixeira da Silva, Hongyu Shi, Jing Chen, Lei Huang, Juan Duan and Chunmei He
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:93
  16. Studies on intra-specific variability in leaf functional traits is important to evaluate adaptation of the species to predicted climate change, and to develop long-term conservation strategy. The main objectiv...

    Authors: Rui Xu, Shundan Cheng, Jing Zhou, Mulualem Tigabu, Xiangqing Ma and Ming Li
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:92
  17. Mitochondria are organelles within eukaryotic cells that are central to the metabolic processes of cellular respiration and ATP production. However, the evolution of mitochondrial genomes (mitogenomes) in plan...

    Authors: Shuo Zhang, Jie Wang, Wenchuang He, Shenglong Kan, Xuezhu Liao, David R. Jordan, Emma S. Mace, Yongfu Tao, Alan W. Cruickshank, Robert Klein, Daojun Yuan, Luke R. Tembrock and Zhiqiang Wu
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:91
  18. In seed plants, the ovule is the precursor to the seed. The process of ovule development and differentiation is regulated by multiple factors, including starch metabolism and endogenous hormones. Castanea henryi ...

    Authors: Qi Qiu, Xiaoming Tian, Guolong Wu, Juntao Wu, Xiaoming Fan and Deyi Yuan
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:90
  19. Leaves of tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum L.) are flue-cured to use as a key industrial supply in various parts of the world. The quality of tobacco leaves is dependent on chemical components and their proportions. Ge...

    Authors: Yingxue Li, Fengfeng Liu, Shubin Sun, Yu Xiang, Xuebin Jiang and Jiewang He
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:89
  20. In plants, cytokinin is activated into trans-zeatin to fight abiotic stresses. However, the mechanism of the effect of trans-zeatin on 2-acetyl-1-pyrroline (2-AP) biosynthesis in fragrant rice has yet to be st...

    Authors: Pipeng Xing, Haowen Luo, Zhenzhen He, Longxin He, Hua Zhao, Xiangru Tang and Meiyang Duan
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:88
  21. Uraria Desv. belongs to the tribe Desmodieae (Fabaceae), a group of legume plants, some of which have medicinal properties. However, due to a lack of genomic information, the interspecific relationships, genetic ...

    Authors: Chaoyu Liu, Maomao Zhang and Xueli Zhao
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:87
  22. Burdock is a biennial herb of Asteraceae found in Northern Europe, Eurasia, Siberia, and China. Its mature dry fruits, called Niu Bang Zi, are recorded in various traditional Chinese medicine books. With the deve...

    Authors: Yueyue Song, Yanyun Yang, Liang Xu, Che Bian, Yanping Xing, Hefei Xue, Wenjuan Hou, Wenxiao Men, Deqiang Dou and Tingguo Kang
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:86
  23. Cold temperatures can be detrimental to crop survival and productivity. Breeding progress can be improved by understanding the molecular basis of low temperature tolerance. We investigated the key routes and c...

    Authors: Xiaoxu Yang, Chang Liu, Mengdi Li, Yanmei Li, Zhishan Yan, Guojun Feng and Dajun Liu
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:85
  24. The complex physical structure and abundant repeat sequences make it difficult to assemble the mitogenomes of seed plants, especially gymnosperms. Only approximately 33 mitogenomes of gymnosperms have been rep...

    Authors: Changying Xia, Jingling Li, Youwei Zuo, Ping He, Huan Zhang, Xiaoxia Zhang, Binru Wang, Jiabin Zhang, Jie Yu and Hongping Deng
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:84
  25. Nonstructural carbohydrates (NSCs) reflect the carbon supply status and affect the construction and development of plants. Previous studies have focused on the dynamics of NSCs among plant organs, however, few...

    Authors: Li Ji, Jun Wang, Yue Liu, Zhimin Lu, Witoon Purahong and Yuchun Yang
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:83
  26. Seed size is an important factor contributing to maize yield, but its molecular mechanism remains unclear. The seed coat, which serves as one of the three components of the maize grain, determines seed size to...

    Authors: Juan Li, Liangfa Wang, Jiong Wan, Kuntai Dang, Yuan Lin, Shujun Meng, Xiaoqian Qiu, Qiyue Wang, Jiawen Zhao, Liqin Mu, Hongbing Luo, Dong Ding, Zehui Chen and Jihua Tang
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:82
  27. The cytoplasmic male sterility (CMS) of rice is caused by chimeric mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) that is maternally inherited in the majority of multicellular organisms. Wild rice (Oryza rufipogon Griff.) has been re...

    Authors: Xuemei Zhang, Shuying Chen, Zixian Zhao, Cunqiang Ma and Yating Liu
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:81
  28. Late Embryogenesis Abundant (LEA) proteins are a class of proteins associated with plant stress resistance. Two Juglans species, Juglans regia and J. mandshurica, are both diploid (2n = 32), monoecious perennial ...

    Authors: Jiayu Ma, Dongjun Zuo, Hang Ye, Yujie Yan, Mengdi Li and Peng Zhao
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:80
  29. Chestnut blight, one of the most serious branch diseases in Castanea caused by Cryphonectria parasitica, which has ravaged across American chestnut and most of European chestnut since the early twentieth century....

    Authors: Xinghua Nie, Shuqing Zhao, Yaqiong Hao, Si Gu, Yu Zhang, Baoxiu Qi, Yu Xing and Ling Qin
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:79
  30. Jatropha curcas is a promising alternative bio-energy resource. However, underrun limited its broad application in the industry. Luckily, TAW1 is a high-productivity promoting gene that increases the lateral bran...

    Authors: Qingyan Peng, Chang Liu, Zhurong Zou and Mengru Zhang
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:77
  31. Zinc is one of the essential trace elements in plants. There are few studies on the phytohormone to rescue the toxicity of excessive zinc to plants. The aim of this research was to evaluate the alleviating eff...

    Authors: Ying Ren, Xue Li, Jingwei Liang, Sijia Wang, Zhihao Wang, Hui Chen and Ming Tang
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:75
  32. Auxin plays a crucial role in nitrate (NO3)-mediated root architecture, and it is still unclear that if NO3 supply modulates auxin reallocation for regulating root formation in maize (Zea mays L.). This study w...

    Authors: Yubin Wang, Jiapeng Xing, Jiachi Wan, Qingqing Yao, Yushi Zhang, Guohua Mi, Limei Chen, Zhaohu Li and Mingcai Zhang
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:74
  33. Cadmium (Cd) is a highly toxic element for plant growth. In plants, hydrogen sulfide (H2S) and methylglyoxal (MG) have emerged as vital signaling molecules that regulate plant growth processes under Cd stress. Ho...

    Authors: Long Guo, Long Ling, Xiaoqian Wang, Ting Cheng, Hongyan Wang and Yanan Ruan
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:73
  34. Conventional crop protection has major drawbacks, such as developing pest and pathogen insensitivity to pesticides and low environmental compatibility. Therefore, alternative crop protection strategies are nee...

    Authors: Kyra Hoffmann, Jana Viola Schilling, Georg Wandrey, Tim Welters, Stefan Mahr, Uwe Conrath and Jochen Büchs
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:72
  35. The subgenus Rhizirideum in the genus Allium consists of 38 species worldwide and forms five sections (A. sect. Rhizomatosa, A. sect. Tenuissima, A. sect. Rhizirideum, A. sect. Eduardia, and A. sect. Caespitosopr...

    Authors: Xiao Fu, Deng-Feng Xie, Yu-Yang Zhou, Rui-Yu Cheng, Xiang-Yi Zhang, Song-dong Zhou and Xing-Jin He
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:70
  36. Green manure (GM) is a crop commonly grown during fallow periods, which has been applied in agriculture as a strategy to regulate nutrient cycling, improve organic matter, and enhance soil microbial biodiversi...

    Authors: Yang Xu, Hong Ding, Guanchu Zhang, Zelun Li, Qing Guo, Hao Feng, Feifei Qin, Liangxiang Dai and Zhimeng Zhang
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:69
  37. Phosphorus (P) is an essential macronutrient required for plant metabolism and growth. Its acquisition by plants depends on the availability of dissolved P in the rhizosphere and on the characteristics of P up...

    Authors: Julian Kirchgesser, Mousumi Hazarika, Silvia Bachmann-Pfabe, Klaus J. Dehmer, Mareike Kavka and Ralf Uptmoor
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:68
  38. Panax notoginseng (Burk) F.H. Chen is an essential plant in the family of Araliaceae. Its seeds are classified as a type of morphophysiological dormancy (MPD), and are characterized by recalcitrance during the af...

    Authors: Na Ge, Jin-Shan Jia, Ling Yang, Rong-Mei Huang, Qing-Yan Wang, Cui Chen, Zhen-Gui Meng, Long-Geng Li and Jun-Wen Chen
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:67
  39. The evolutionarily conserved Polycomb Repressive Complex 2 (PRC2) plays a vital role in epigenetic gene repression by depositing tri-methylation on lysine residue K27 of histone H3 (H3K27me3) at the target loc...

    Authors: Kai Cheng, Cangbao Lei, Siyuan Zhang, Qiao Zheng, Chunyan Wei, Weiyi Huang, Minghui Xing, Junli Zhang, Xiangyu Zhang and Xiao Zhang
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:66
  40. The desert shrub Nitraria tangutorum Bobr. is important for its resistance to salt and alkali in Northwest China. It is an ecologically important species in this region and provides edible and medicinal berries. ...

    Authors: Huilong Zhang, Aishuang Hu, Haiwen Wu, Jianfeng Zhu, Jingbo Zhang, Tielong Cheng, Sergey Shabala, Huaxin Zhang and Xiuyan Yang
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:65
  41. Cymbidium ensifolium L. is known for its ornamental value and is frequently used in cosmetics. Information about the salt stress response of C. ensifolium is scarce. In this study, we reported the physiological ...

    Authors: Xiang Li, Lanlan Liu, Shixian Sun, Yanmei Li, Lu Jia, Shili Ye, Yanxuan Yu, Komivi Dossa and Yunpeng Luan
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:64
  42. A. annua (also named Artemisia annua, sweet wormwood) is the main source of the anti-malarial drug artemisinin, which is synthesised and stored in its trichomes. Members of the basic Helix-Loop-Helix (bHLH) famil...

    Authors: Shuwei Chang, Qi Li, Baokang Huang, Wansheng Chen and Hexin Tan
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:63
  43. Waterlogging is one of the major abiotic stresses in barley and greatly reduces grain yield and quality. To explore the mechanism controlling waterlogging tolerance in barley, physiological, anatomical and tra...

    Authors: Haiye Luan, Hongtao Li, Yu Li, Changyu Chen, Shufeng Li, Yu Wang, Ju Yang, Meng Xu, Huiquan Shen, Hailong Qiao and Jun Wang
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:62
  44. Lotus (Nelumbo Adans.) is used as an herbal medicine and the flowers are a source of natural flavonoids. ‘Da Sajin’, which was firstly found in the plateau area, is a natural mutant in flower color with red strea...

    Authors: Xiaojing Liu, Fengfeng Du, Linhe Sun, Jinfeng Li, Shaozhou Chen, Naiwei Li, Yajun Chang, Jian cui, Wen chen and Dongrui Yao
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:61
  45. Plant growth promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR), such as Bradyrhizobium japonicum IRAT FA3, are able to improve seed germination and plant growth under various biotic and abiotic stress conditions, including high sal...

    Authors: Melissa Y. Gomez, Mercedes M. Schroeder, Maha. Chieb, Nathan K. McLain and Emma W. Gachomo
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:60
  46. Massive parallel sequencing technologies have enabled the elucidation of plant phylogenetic relationships from chloroplast genomes at a high pace. These include members of the family Rhamnaceae. The current Rh...

    Authors: Kwanjeera Wanichthanarak, Intawat Nookaew, Phongthana Pasookhush, Thidathip Wongsurawat, Piroon Jenjaroenpun, Namkhang Leeratsuwan, Songsak Wattanachaisaereekul, Wonnop Visessanguan, Yongyut Sirivatanauksorn, Narong Nuntasaen, Chutima Kuhakarn, Vichai Reutrakul, Pravech Ajawatanawong and Sakda Khoomrung
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:59

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