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  1. The genus Swertia is of great medicinal importance and one of the most taxonomically challenging taxa within Gentianaceae, largely due to the morphological similarities of species within this genus and with its c...

    Authors: Qian Cao, Qingbo Gao, Xiaolei Ma, Faqi Zhang, Rui Xing, Xiaofeng Chi and Shilong Chen
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:195
  2. Carboxylesterase (CXE) is a type of hydrolase with α/β sheet hydrolase activity widely found in animals, plants and microorganisms, which plays an important role in plant growth, development and resistance to ...

    Authors: Cun Rui, Fanjia Peng, Yapeng Fan, Yuexin Zhang, Zhigang Zhang, Nan Xu, Hong Zhang, Jing Wang, Shengmei Li, Tao Yang, Waqar Afzal Malik, Xuke Lu, Xiugui Chen, Delong Wang, Chao Chen, Wenwei Gao…
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:194
  3. Hami melon (Cucumis melo var. saccharinus) is a popular fruit in China because of its excellent taste, which is largely determined by its physicochemical characteristics, including flesh texture, sugar content, a...

    Authors: Renfan Liang, Yicheng Su, Xiaojuan Qin, Zhongkui Gao, Zhixin Fu, Huijun Qiu, Xu Lin and Jinlian Zhu
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:193
  4. Fatty acid composition and content affect rapeseed oil quality. Fatty acid synthesis-related genes in rapeseed have been studied globally by researchers. Nevertheless, rapeseed oil is mainly composed of seven ...

    Authors: Min Tan, Juan Niu, Duo Zi Peng, Qian Cheng, Ming Bao Luan and Zhen Qian Zhang
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:192
  5. Arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM) fungi and roots play important roles in plant nutrient acquisition, especially in nutrient poor and heterogeneous soils. However, whether an accumulation strategy of AM fungi and ro...

    Authors: Yueming Liang, Fujing Pan, Zhongcheng Jiang, Qiang Li, Junbing Pu and Kunping Liu
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:188
  6. Many biological processes follow circadian rhythmicity and are controlled by the circadian clock. Predictable environmental changes such as seasonal variation in photoperiod can modulate circadian rhythms, all...

    Authors: Yanli Xiang, Thomas Sapir, Pauline Rouillard, Marina Ferrand and José M. Jiménez-Gómez
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:187
  7. Nitraria sibirica Pall. is an economic plant with two kinds of fruit color, widely spreads in the Qinghai Tibet Plateau. The chemical analysis and pharmacological evaluation had been carried out for several tens ...

    Authors: Xuemei Bao, Yuan Zong, Na Hu, Shiming Li, Baolong Liu and Honglun Wang
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:186
  8. Elements are the basis of life on Earth, whereby organisms are essentially evolved chemical substances that dynamically interact with each other and their environment. Determining species elemental quotas (the...

    Authors: Emma F. Camp, Matthew R. Nitschke, David Clases, Raquel Gonzalez de Vega, Hannah G. Reich, Samantha Goyen and David J. Suggett
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:184
  9. Many regulatory circuits in plants contain steps of targeted proteolysis, with the ubiquitin proteasome system (UPS) as the mediator of these proteolytic events. In order to decrease ubiquitin-dependent proteo...

    Authors: Prabhavathi Talloji, Lilian Nehlin, Bruno Hüttel, Nikola Winter, Martin Černý, Hana Dufková, Bulut Hamali, Katarzyna Hanczaryk, Jan Novák, Monika Hermanns, Nicole Drexler, Karolin Eifler, Nikolaus Schlaich, Břetislav Brzobohatý and Andreas Bachmair
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:183
  10. As a vital osmoticum, proline has an important role in enhancing the tolerance of plants to environmental stress. It is unclear whether the application of exogenous proline can improve the tolerance of Brassica j...

    Authors: Yuanduo Wang, Piaopiao Tan, Liang Chang, Zheming Yue, Chaozhen Zeng, Mei Li, Zhixiang Liu, Xujie Dong and Mingli Yan
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:182
  11. 1-aminocyclopropane 1-carboxylic acid (ACC) is the immediate precursor of the plant hormone ethylene. However, recent studies have suggested that ACC also acts as a signaling molecule to regulate development a...

    Authors: Toshiki Uji, Takuya Kandori, Shiho Konishi and Hiroyuki Mizuta
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:181
  12. Recent growth in crop genomic and trait data have opened opportunities for the application of novel approaches to accelerate crop improvement. Machine learning and deep learning are at the forefront of predict...

    Authors: Mitchell Gill, Robyn Anderson, Haifei Hu, Mohammed Bennamoun, Jakob Petereit, Babu Valliyodan, Henry T. Nguyen, Jacqueline Batley, Philipp E. Bayer and David Edwards
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:180
  13. To illustrate the molecular mechanism of mycoheterotrophic interactions between orchids and fungi, we assembled chromosome-level reference genome of Gastrodia menghaiensis (Orchidaceae) and analyzed the genomes o...

    Authors: Yan Jiang, Xiaodi Hu, Yuan Yuan, Xuelian Guo, Mark W. Chase, Song Ge, Jianwu Li, Jinlong Fu, Kui Li, Meng Hao, Yiming Wang, Yuannian Jiao, Wenkai Jiang and Xiaohua Jin
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:179
  14. Small auxin-upregulated RNAs (SAURs) gene family plays important roles in plant growth, development, and stress responses. However, the function of few SAUR genes is known in the peanut (Arachis hypogaea L.), one...

    Authors: Yiyang Liu, Lina Xiao, Jingxian Chi, Rongchong Li, Yan Han, Feng Cui, Zhenying Peng, Shubo Wan and Guowei Li
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:178
  15. Polystachya Hook. is a large pantropical orchid genus (c. 240 species) distributed in Africa, southern Asia and the Americas, with the center of diversity in Africa. Previous studies on species of this genus have...

    Authors: Hui Jiang, Jing Tian, Jiaxin Yang, Xiang Dong, Zhixiang Zhong, Geoffrey Mwachala, Caifei Zhang, Guangwan Hu and Qingfeng Wang
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:177
  16. Autopolyploids, especially artificial lines, provide model systems for understanding the mechanisms of gene dosage effects on trait variation owing to their relatively uniform genetic background. Here, a proto...

    Authors: Jian Wu, Xuetong Cheng, Bo Kong, Qing Zhou, Yaru Sang and Pingdong Zhang
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:176
  17. Autofertility describes the ability of faba bean flowers to self-fertilize thereby ensuring the productivity of this crop in the absence of pollinators or mechanical disturbance. In the legume crop faba bean (Vic...

    Authors: David Aguilar-Benitez, Inés Casimiro-Soriguer, Cristina Ferrandiz and Ana M. Torres
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:175
  18. Brassica juncea behaves as a moderate-level accumulator of various heavy metal ions and is frequently used for remediation. To investigate the roles of metal ion transporters in B. juncea, a cation-efflux family ...

    Authors: Lu Han, Xiaohua Wu, Xinyu Zhang, Kailin Hou, Hongshan Zhang and Chenjia Shen
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:174
  19. Siraitia grosvenorii (Swingle) C. Jeffrey, also known as Luohanguo or monk fruit, is a famous traditional Chinese medicine ingredient with important medicinal value and broad development prospects. Diploid S. gro...

    Authors: Rongchang Wei, Dongping Tu, Xiyang Huang, Zuliang Luo, Xiaohua Huang, Nan Cui, Juan Xu, Faqian Xiong, Haifeng Yan and Xiaojun Ma
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:173
  20. An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article.

    Authors: Renjuan Qian, Qingdi Hu, Xiaohua Ma, Xule Zhang, Youju Ye, Hongjian Liu, Handong Gao and Jian Zheng
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:171

    The original article was published in BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:138

  21. The basic leucine zipper (bZIP) transcription factor is one of the most abundant and conserved gene families in eukaryotes. In addition to participating in plant development and growth, bZIP transcription fact...

    Authors: Sha Wang, Xinhui Zhang, Bianbian Li, Xueqing Zhao, Yu Shen and Zhaohe Yuan
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:170
  22. Sunburn is common in pomegranate, and sunburned fruits have poor appearance and low marketability. However, the physiological and metabolic responses to sunburn and their underlying molecular mechanisms in pom...

    Authors: Chunyan Liu, Ying Su, Jiyu Li, Botao Jia, Zhen Cao and Gaihua Qin
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:169
  23. Seaweeds in the upper intertidal zone experience extreme desiccation during low tide, followed by rapid rehydration during high tide. Porphyra sensu lato are typical upper intertidal seaweeds. Therefore, it is va...

    Authors: Zekai Wang, Caiping Lu, Juanjuan Chen, Qijun Luo, Rui Yang, Denghui Gu, Tiegan Wang, Peng Zhang and Haimin Chen
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:168
  24. Pinus tabuliformis adapts to cold climate with dry winter in northern China, serving as important commercial tree species. The TEOSINTE BRANCHED 1, CYCLOIDEA, and PROLIFERATING CELL FACTOR family(TCP)transcriptio...

    Authors: Yu-meng Nie, Fang-xu Han, Jing-jing Ma, Xi Chen, Yi-tong Song, Shi-Hui Niu and Harry X. Wu
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:167
  25. The tea aphid, Toxoptera aurantii (Boyer de Fonscolombe) is a polyphagous pest predominant in tea orchards and has become the most pernicious pest deteriorating tea quality. Nitrogen (N) is essential to plant gro...

    Authors: Sabin Saurav Pokharel, Yanni Zhong, Lv Changning, Fangyuan Shen, Li Likun, Megha N. Parajulee, Wanping Fang and Fajun Chen
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:166
  26. Sesame is a great reservoir of bioactive constituents and unique antioxidant components. It is widely used for its nutritional and medicinal value. The expanding demand for sesame seeds is putting pressure on ...

    Authors: Tianyu Li, Yuanxiao Yang, Hongyan Liu, Senouwa Segla Koffi Dossou, Fang Zhou, Ting Zhou and Yingzhong Zhao
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:165
  27. The rhizome of Polygonatum kingianum Coll. et Hemsl (P. kingianum) is a crucial traditional Chinese medicine, but severe bud dormancy occurs during early rhizome development. Low temperature is a positive factor ...

    Authors: Yue Wang, Tao Liu, Changjian Ma, Guoqing Li, Xinhong Wang, Jianghui Wang, Jin Chang, Cong Guan, Huimin Yao and Xuehui Dong
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:163
  28. Drought is an important abiotic stress that constrains the growth of many species. Despite extensive study in model organisms, the underlying mechanisms of drought tolerance in Nostoc flagelliforme remain elusive...

    Authors: Xiaoxu Li, Miaomiao Ding, Meng Wang, Shujuan Yang, Xiaorong Ma, Jinhong Hu, Fan Song, Lingxia Wang and Wenyu Liang
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:162
  29. Biological nitrogen fixation (BNF) is an important nitrogen source for legume plants, and highly efficient nitrogen fixation requires sufficient phosphorus (P). However, the mechanism of maintaining nitrogen f...

    Authors: Xinzhu Xing, Hui Du, Zhanwu Yang, Xihuan Li, Youbin Kong, Wenlong Li and Caiying Zhang
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:161
  30. Plant AT-rich sequence and zinc-binding (PLATZ) proteins belong to a novel class of plant-specific zinc-finger-dependent DNA-binding proteins that play essential roles in plant growth and development. Although...

    Authors: Jing Li, Shan Feng, Yuchuan Zhang, Lei Xu, Yan Luo, Yuhao Yuan, Qinghua Yang and Baili Feng
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:160
  31. Nitrate nitrogen (NO3−_N) leaching increased with nitrogen (N) fertilization under high water supply to the field negatively affected the maize growth and performance. This study aimed to understand the mechanism...

    Authors: Ihsan Muhammad, Ju Zhi Lv, Li Yang, Shakeel Ahmad, Saqib Farooq, Muhammad Zeeshan and Xun Bo Zhou
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:159
  32. Plant metabolites play vital roles in regulating the behavior of herbivore insects. Virus infection can universally alter plant metabolites to manipulate the orientation and feeding behaviors of insect vector,...

    Authors: Zelong Zhang, Haifang He, Minghui Yan, Chenchen Zhao, Caiyan Lei, Jingjing Li and Fengming Yan
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:158
  33. Soil salinity is a primary factor limiting soybean (Glycine max) productivity. Breeding soybean for tolerance to high salt conditions is therefore critical for increasing yield. To explore the molecular mechanism...

    Authors: Junmei Hu, Yongbin Zhuang, Xianchong Li, Xiaoming Li, Chanchan Sun, Zhaojun Ding, Ran Xu and Dajian Zhang
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:157
  34. The tomato psyllid, Bactericera cockerelli Šulc (Hemiptera: Triozidae), is a pest of solanaceous crops such as tomato (Solanum lycopersicum L.) in the U.S. and vectors the disease-causing pathogen ‘Candidatus Lib...

    Authors: Kyle Harrison, Julien G. Levy and Cecilia Tamborindeguy
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:156
  35. Late embryogenesis abundant (LEA) proteins are a group of highly hydrophilic glycine-rich proteins, which accumulate in the late stage of seed maturation and are associated with many abiotic stresses. However,...

    Authors: RuoLan Huang, Dong Xiao, Xin Wang, Jie Zhan, AiQing Wang and LongFei He
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:155
  36. The Bletilla genus of Orchidaceae includes plants with great economic value, among which B. striata is the main traditional medicinal plant, and its pseudobulb, known as BaiJi, was first recorded in Shennong’s Cl...

    Authors: Junfeng Huang, Fang Yuan, Ming Zhou, Tianyue Huang, Yanjun Zhang and Qiong Liang
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:154
  37. Seed storage lipids are valuable for human diet and for the sustainable development of mankind. In recent decades, many lipid metabolism genes and pathways have been identified, but the molecular mechanisms th...

    Authors: Nian Liu, Jing Liu, Shihang Fan, Hongfang Liu, Xue-Rong Zhou, Wei Hua and Ming Zheng
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:153
  38. Larix kaempferi is one of the major timber species in Northeast Asia. Demand for the reforestation of the species is rising in South Korea due to an increase in large timber production and utilization. However, p...

    Authors: Kyungmi Lee, In-Sik Kim and Kyu-Suk Kang
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:152
  39. Iron (Fe) is an essential mineral element that involves in many biological processes important for most plants growth and development. Fe-deficiency induces a complex series of responses in plants, involving p...

    Authors: Hui Song, Feng Chen, Xi Wu, Min Hu, Qingliu Geng, Min Ye, Cheng Zhang, Li Jiang and Shuqing Cao
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:151
  40. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are a class of endogenous noncoding RNAs that play a pivotal role in the regulation of plant development and responses to the surrounding environment. Despite the efforts made to elucidate t...

    Authors: Anna Barczak-Brzyżek, Grzegorz Brzyżek, Marek Koter, Ewa Siedlecka, Piotr Gawroński and Marcin Filipecki
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:150
  41. miR390s is an ancient family with a high level of conservation among plant miRNAs. Through the auxin signal transduction pathway, miR390 participates in diverse biological processes of plant growth and develop...

    Authors: Zihan Xu, Qian Liu, Yue Chen, Yuanhao He and Fengrong Hu
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:149
  42. Nano-materials ameliorate the adverse effect of salinity stress on the physiological and biochemical processes in plants. The present investigation was designed to evaluate the physiological mechanisms through...

    Authors: Shokoofeh Hajihashemi and Shadi Kazemi
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:148
  43. Fusarium wilt (Fusarium udum Butler), an important soil-borne disease of pigeonpea [Cajanus cajan (L.)], causes significant yield losses across the major pigeonpea production regions. Widespread and high diversit...

    Authors: Ravikumara B. M, Ramanagouda G, M. K. Naik, Rameshwar Telangre and Mamta Sharma
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:147
  44. Kernel number per spike (KNS) and spike length (SL) are important spike-related traits in wheat variety improvement. Discovering genetic loci controlling these traits is necessary to elucidate the genetic basi...

    Authors: Xin Xu, Xiaojun Li, Dehua Zhang, Jishun Zhao, Xiaoling Jiang, Haili Sun and Zhengang Ru
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:146

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