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  1. Saussurea involucrata survives in extreme arctic conditions and is very cold-resistant. This species grows in rocky, mountainous areas with elevations of 2400–4100 m, which are snow-covered year-round and are sub...

    Authors: Jianqiang Mu, Yajuan Fu, Bucang Liu, Yao Zhang, Aiying Wang, Yuxia Li and Jianbo Zhu

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2021 21:75

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  2. Lack of nutritionally appropriate foods is one of the leading causes of obesity in the US and worldwide. Wheat (Triticum aestivum) provides 20% of the calories consumed daily across the globe. The nutrients in th...

    Authors: Adam Schoen, Anupama Joshi, Vijay Tiwari, Bikram S. Gill and Nidhi Rawat

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2021 21:74

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  3. Fusarium crown rot (FCR) is a chronic disease in cereal production worldwide. The impact of this disease is highly environmentally dependant and significant yield losses occur mainly in drought-affected crops.

    Authors: Z. Y. Su, J. J. Powell, S. Gao, M. Zhou and C. Liu

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2021 21:73

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  4. APETALA2/ethylene responsive factor (AP2/ERF) transcription factors are a plant-specific family of transcription factors and one of the largest families of transcription factors. Ethylene response factors (ERF...

    Authors: Huanhuan Yang, Yaoguang Sun, Hexuan Wang, Tingting Zhao, Xiangyang Xu, Jingbin Jiang and Jingfu Li

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2021 21:72

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  5. Carpet grass [Axonopus compressus (L.)] is an important warm-season perennial grass around the world and is known for its adaptability to varied environmental conditions. However, Carpet grass lacks enough data i...

    Authors: Mohsin Nawaz, Liao Li, Farrukh Azeem, Samina Shabbir, Ali Zohaib, Umair Ashraf, Hubiao Yang and Zhiyong Wang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2021 21:71

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  6. Durian (Durio zibethinus L.) is a highly popular fruit in Thailand and several other Southeast Asian countries. It is abundant in essential nutrients and sulphur-containing compounds such as glutathione (GSH) and...

    Authors: Pawinee Panpetch and Supaart Sirikantaramas

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2021 21:69

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  7. Verticillium wilt is a widespread and destructive disease, which causes serious loss of cotton yield and quality. Long non-coding RNA (lncRNA) is involved in many biological processes, such as plant disease re...

    Authors: Guoning Wang, Xingfen Wang, Yan Zhang, Jun Yang, Zhikun Li, Lizhu Wu, Jinhua Wu, Nan Wu, Lixia Liu, Zhengwen Liu, Man Zhang, Liqiang Wu, Guiyin Zhang and Zhiying Ma

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2021 21:68

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  8. Most plant viruses rely on vectors for their transmission and spread. One of the outstanding biological questions concerning the vector-pathogen-symbiont multi-trophic interactions is the potential involvement...

    Authors: Xiao-Bin Shi, Shuo Yan, Chi Zhang, Li-Min Zheng, Zhan-Hong Zhang, Shu-E Sun, Yang Gao, Xin-Qiu Tan, De-Yong Zhang and Xu-Guo Zhou

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2021 21:67

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  9. Glutamine synthetase (GS) acts as a key enzyme in plant nitrogen (N) metabolism. It is important to understand the regulation of GS expression in plant. Promoters can initiate the transcription of its downstre...

    Authors: Yanshan Zhong, Xiaodan Lu, Zhiwei Deng, Ziqing Lu and Minghui Fu

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2021 21:66

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  10. The peanut is one of the most important oil crops worldwide. Qualities and yields of peanut can be dramatically diminished by abiotic stresses particularly by drought. Therefore, it would be beneficial to gain...

    Authors: Chunji Jiang, Xinlin Li, Jixiang Zou, Jingyao Ren, Chunyi Jin, He Zhang, Haiqiu Yu and Hua Jin

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2021 21:64

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  11. Shoot architecture is fundamentally crucial to crop growth and productivity. As a key component of shoot architecture, plant height is known to be controlled by both genetic and environmental factors, though s...

    Authors: Qing Yang, Gaoming Lin, Huiyong Lv, Cunhu Wang, Yongqing Yang and Hong Liao

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2021 21:63

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  12. Mexico is considered the diversification center for chili species, but these crops are susceptible to infection by pathogens such as Colletotrichum spp., which causes anthracnose disease and postharvest decay in ...

    Authors: María E. Sánchez-Sandoval, Graciela E. Racagni Di-Palma, Victor M. González-Mendoza, Yahaira A. Cab-Guillén, José A. Muñoz-Sanchez, Ana Ramos-Díaz and S. M. Teresa Hernández-Sotomayor

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2021 21:62

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  13. Sainfoin (Onobrychis viciifolia Scop) is not only a high-quality legume forage, but also a nectar-producing plant. Therefore, the flower color of sainfoin is an important agronomic trait, but the factors affectin...

    Authors: Yu Qiao, Qiming Cheng, Yutong Zhang, Wei Yan, Fengyan Yi and Fengling Shi

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2021 21:61

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  14. Glycoalkaloids are bioactive compounds that contribute to the defence response of plants against herbivore attack and during pathogenesis. Solanaceous plants, including cultivated and wild potato species, are ...

    Authors: Katarzyna Szajko, Jarosław Ciekot, Iwona Wasilewicz-Flis, Waldemar Marczewski and Dorota Sołtys-Kalina

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2021 21:60

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  15. Hemibiotrophic pathogen such as the fungal pathogen Ganoderma boninense that is destructive to oil palm, manipulates host defense mechanism by strategically switching from biotrophic to necrotrophic phase. Our pr...

    Authors: Nurshafika Mohd Sakeh, Siti Nor Akmar Abdullah, Mohammad Nazri Abdul Bahari, Azzreena Mohamad Azzeme, Noor Azmi Shaharuddin and Abu Seman Idris

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2021 21:59

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  16. Physical seed dormancy is an important trait in legume domestication. Although seed dormancy is beneficial in wild ecosystems, it is generally considered to be an undesirable trait in crops due to reduction in...

    Authors: Ali Soltani, Katelynn A. Walter, Andrew T. Wiersma, James P. Santiago, Michelle Quiqley, Daniel Chitwood, Timothy G. Porch, Phillip Miklas, Phillip E. McClean, Juan M. Osorno and David B. Lowry

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2021 21:58

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  17. Strawberry (Fragaria × ananassa Duch.) is an important fruit crop worldwide. It was particularly sensitive to drought stress because of their fibrous and shallow root systems. Mutant rty of Arabidopsis thaliana R...

    Authors: Maofu Li, Yuan Yang, Ali Raza, Shanshan Yin, Hua Wang, Yuntao Zhang, Jing Dong, Guixia Wang, Chuanfei Zhong, Hong Zhang, Jiashen Liu and Wanmei Jin

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2021 21:57

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  18. Lignin deposited in plant cell walls negatively affects biomass conversion into advanced bioproducts. There is therefore a strong interest in developing bioenergy crops with reduced lignin content or altered l...

    Authors: Zhangying Hao, Sasha Yogiswara, Tong Wei, Veronica Teixeira Benites, Anagh Sinha, George Wang, Edward E. K. Baidoo, Pamela C. Ronald, Henrik V. Scheller, Dominique Loqué and Aymerick Eudes

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2021 21:56

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  19. Intercropping is often used in the tea producing areas where land resources are not so abundant, and the produced green tea is tasted more delicious through a tea-Chinese chestnut intercropping system accordin...

    Authors: Tian Wu, Rui Zou, Dian Pu, Zengquan Lan and Bingyu Zhao

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2021 21:55

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  20. Forest trees have important economic and ecological value. As a model tree, poplar has played a significant role in elucidating the molecular mechanisms underlying tree biology. However, a lack of mutant libra...

    Authors: Lin Zheng, Jixiu Yang, Yajuan Chen, Liping Ding, Jianhua Wei and Hongzhi Wang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2021 21:54

    Content type: Methodology article

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  21. Pre-harvest sprouting (PHS) in wheat can cause severe damage to both grain yield and quality. Resistance to PHS is a quantitative trait controlled by many genes located across all 21 wheat chromosomes. The stu...

    Authors: Xingyi Wang, Hui Liu, Kadambot H. M. Siddique and Guijun Yan

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2021 21:53

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  22. Soil salinity is a critical threat to global agriculture. In plants, the accumulation of xanthine activates xanthine dehydrogenase (XDH), which catalyses the oxidation/conversion of xanthine to uric acid to re...

    Authors: Tingting Sun, Tingting Pei, Lulu Yang, Zhijun Zhang, Mingjun Li, Yuerong Liu, Fengwang Ma and Changhai Liu

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2021 21:52

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  23. Chinese wheat mosaic virus (CWMV) is a severe threat to winter wheat and is transmitted by Polymyxa graminis. The mechanisms of interactions between CWMV and plants are poorly understood. In this study, a compara...

    Authors: Long He, Peng Jin, Xuan Chen, Tian-Ye Zhang, Kai-Li Zhong, Peng Liu, Jian-Ping Chen and Jian Yang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2021 21:51

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  24. Simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) is the only plant known to store wax esters instead of triacylglycerols in its seeds. Wax esters are composed of very-long-chain monounsaturated fatty acids and fatty alcohols and co...

    Authors: Adam Kawiński, Magdalena Miklaszewska, Szymon Stelter, Bartosz Głąb and Antoni Banaś

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2021 21:50

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  25. Dwarf bunt, which is caused by Tilletia controversa Kühn, is a soilborne and seedborne disease that occurs worldwide and can lead to 70% or even total losses of wheat crops. However, very little information is av...

    Authors: Tongshuo Xu, Dandan Qin, Ghulam Muhae Ud Din, Taiguo Liu, Wanquan Chen and Li Gao

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2021 21:49

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  26. Despite significant limitations of growth medium reuse, a large amount of organic substrate is reused in soilless cultivation of horticultural crops in China. Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) can promote nut...

    Authors: Yu Wang, Wenze Zhang, Weikang Liu, Golam Jalal Ahammed, Wenxu Wen, Shirong Guo, Sheng Shu and Jin Sun

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2021 21:48

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  27. The nucleotide-binding site–leucine-rich repeat (NBS-LRR) genes are important for plant development and disease resistance. Although genome-wide studies of NBS-encoding genes have been performed in several spe...

    Authors: Yinbo Ma, Sushil Satish Chhapekar, Lu Lu, Sangheon Oh, Sonam Singh, Chang Soo Kim, Seungho Kim, Gyung Ja Choi, Yong Pyo Lim and Su Ryun Choi

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2021 21:47

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    Authors: Xiangyu Long, Heping Li, Jianghua Yang, Lusheng Xin, Yongjun Fang, Bin He, Debao Huang and Chaorong Tang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2021 21:46

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    The original article was published in BMC Plant Biology 2019 19:591

  29. ‘Regal Splendour’ (Hosta variety) is famous for its multi-color leaves, which are useful resources for exploring chloroplast development and color changes. The expressions of chlorophyll biosynthesis-related g...

    Authors: Jingying Zhang, Changhai Sui, Huimin Liu, Jinjiao Chen, Zhilin Han, Qian Yan, Shuying Liu and Hongzhang Liu

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2021 21:45

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  30. NAC transcription factors (TFs) are plant-specific proteins encoded by a large gene family. They play important roles in diverse biological processes, such as plant growth and development, leaf senescence, and...

    Authors: Dongfeng Jia, Zhiqiang Jiang, Haihui Fu, Lu Chen, Guanglian Liao, Yanqun He, Chunhui Huang and Xiaobiao Xu

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2021 21:44

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  32. Wheat stripe rust (caused by Puccinia striiformis f. sp. Tritici), is a major disease that causes huge yield damage. New pathogen races appeared in the last few years and caused a broke down in the resistant geno...

    Authors: Mohamed A. Abou-Zeid and Amira M. I. Mourad

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2021 21:42

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  33. Quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa Willd.) is an ancient grain crop that is tolerant to abiotic stress and has favorable nutritional properties. Downy mildew is the main disease of quinoa and is caused by infections of t...

    Authors: Carla Colque-Little, Miguel Correa Abondano, Ole Søgaard Lund, Daniel Buchvaldt Amby, Hans-Peter Piepho, Christian Andreasen, Sandra Schmöckel and Karl Schmid

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2021 21:41

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  34. Chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) is the second most widely grown pulse and drought (limiting water) is one of the major constraints leading to about 40–50% yield losses annually. Dehydration responsive element bindi...

    Authors: Alok Das, Partha Sarathi Basu, Manoj Kumar, Jamal Ansari, Alok Shukla, Shallu Thakur, Parul Singh, Subhojit Datta, Sushil Kumar Chaturvedi, M S Sheshshayee, Kailash Chandra Bansal and Narendra Pratap Singh

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2021 21:39

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  35. Black gram [Vigna mungo (L)] seeds are a rich source of digestible protein and dietary fibre, both for human and animal consumption. However, the quality and quantity of the Vigna seeds are severely affected by b...

    Authors: Debajit Das, Indrani K. Baruah, Debashis Panda, Ricky Raj Paswan, Sumita Acharjee and Bidyut Kumar Sarmah

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2021 21:38

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  36. O-methyltransferases (OMTs) are an important group of enzymes that catalyze the transfer of a methyl group from S-adenosyl-L-methionine to their acceptor substrates. OMTs are divided into several groups accord...

    Authors: Abdul Hafeez, Qún Gě, Qí Zhāng, Jùnwén Lǐ, Jǔwǔ Gōng, Ruìxián Liú, Yùzhēn Shí, Hǎihóng Shāng, Àiyīng Liú, Muhammad S. Iqbal, Xiǎoyīng Dèng, Abdul Razzaq, Muharam Ali, Yǒulù Yuán and Wànkuí Gǒng

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2021 21:37

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  37. Rice growth is frequently affected by salinity. When exposed to high salinity, rice seed germination and seedling establishment are significantly inhibited. With the promotion of direct-seeding in Asia, improv...

    Authors: Peng Zeng, Peiwen Zhu, Luofeng Qian, Xumei Qian, Yuxin Mi, Zefeng Lin, Shinan Dong, Henrik Aronsson, Hongsheng Zhang and Jinping Cheng

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2021 21:36

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  38. Abscisic acid (ABA) plays an important role in plant growth and adaptation through the ABA signaling pathway. The ABA-responsive element binding (AREB/ABF) family transcriptional factors are central regulators...

    Authors: Shimin Xu, Shanshan Song, Xiaoxu Dong, Xinyue Wang, Jun Wu, Ziyin Ren, Xuesong Wu, Jingjing Lu, Huifang Yuan, Xinying Wu, Xia Li and Zhijuan Wang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2021 21:35

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  39. Heterosis refers to superior traits exhibiting in a hybrid when compared with both parents. Generally, the hybridization between parents can change the expression pattern of some proteins such as non-additive ...

    Authors: Daoping Wang, Yongying Mu, Xiaojiao Hu, Bo Ma, Zhibo Wang, Li Zhu, Jiang Xu, Changling Huang and Yinghong Pan

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2021 21:34

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  40. Carotenoids play important roles in photosynthesis, hormone signaling, and secondary metabolism. Phytoene synthase (PSY) catalyzes the first step of the carotenoid biosynthetic pathway. In this study, we aimed...

    Authors: Zhaojun Wang, Lin Zhang, Chen Dong, Jinggong Guo, Lifeng Jin, Pan Wei, Feng Li, Xiaoquan Zhang and Ran Wang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2021 21:32

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  41. Cauliflower (Brassica oleracea L. var. botrytis) inflorescences are composed mainly of meristematic tissue, which has a high cellular proliferation. This considerable cellular density makes the inflorescence an o...

    Authors: Paula Garcia-Ibañez, Juan Nicolas-Espinosa and Micaela Carvajal

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2021 21:30

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  42. Carotenoids and flavonoids are important secondary metabolites in plants, which exert multiple bioactivities and benefits to human health. Although the genes that encode carotenogenesis and flavonoid biosynthe...

    Authors: Haipeng Zhang, Jiajing Chen, Zhaoxin Peng, Meiyan Shi, Xiao Liu, Huan Wen, Youwu Jiang, Yunjiang Cheng, Juan Xu and Hongyan Zhang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2021 21:29

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  43. Soil salinization is a major threat to wheat production. It is essential to understand the genetic basis of salt tolerance for breeding and selecting new salt-tolerant cultivars that have the potential to incr...

    Authors: Pan Hu, Qi Zheng, Qiaoling Luo, Wan Teng, Hongwei Li, Bin Li and Zhensheng Li

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2021 21:27

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  44. Angelica L. (family Apiaceae) is an economically important genus comprising ca. One hundred ten species. Angelica species are found on all continents of the Northern Hemisphere, and East Asia hosts the highest nu...

    Authors: Mengli Wang, Xin Wang, Jiahui Sun, Yiheng Wang, Yang Ge, Wenpan Dong, Qingjun Yuan and Luqi Huang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2021 21:26

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  45. Cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.) is a widely planted vegetable crop that suffers from various pathogen infections. Powdery mildew (PM) is typical disease caused by Sphaerotheca fuliginea infection and destroys the p...

    Authors: Peng Zhang, Yuqiang Zhu and Shengjun Zhou

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2021 21:24

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Plant Biology 2021 21:91

  46. Sugarcane is capable to store large amounts of sucrose in the culm at maturity hence it became a major source of sucrose for the food and the renewable energy industries. Sucrose, the main disaccharide produce...

    Authors: Vania Gabriela Sedano Partida, Henrique Moura Dias, Diana Susana Martinez Corcino and Marie-Anne Van Sluys

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2021 21:23

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