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  1. The “woody clade” in Saxifragales (WCS), encompassing four woody families (Altingiaceae, Cercidiphyllaceae, Daphniphyllaceae, and Hamamelidaceae), is a phylogenetically recalcitrant node in the angiosperm tree...

    Authors: Linbo Jia, Shuying Wang, Jinjin Hu, Ke Miao, Yongjiang Huang and Yunheng Ji
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:277
  2. Stephania kwangsiensis Lo (Menispermaceae) is a well-known Chinese herbal medicine, and its bulbous stems are used medicinally. The storage stem of S. kwangsiensis originated from the hypocotyls. To date, there a...

    Authors: Hao Huang, Ying Wei, Shaojun Huang, Shijian Lu, Huasheng Su, Liuhui Ma and Weiping Huang
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:276
  3. Heavy metals (HMs) contamination, owing to their potential links to various chronic diseases, poses a global threat to agriculture, environment, and human health. Nickel (Ni) is an essential element however, a...

    Authors: Raheel Khan, Muhammad Junaid Sarwar, Muhammad Shabaan, Hafiz Naeem Asghar, Usman Zulfiqar, Irfan Iftikhar, Nazish Aijaz, Fasih Ullah Haider, Talha Chaudhary and Walid Soufan
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:275
  4. Temperature is one of the important environmental factors affecting plant growth, yield and quality. Moreover, appropriately low temperature is also beneficial for tuber coloration. The red potato variety Jian...

    Authors: Bi-Cong Chen, Xiao-Jie Wu, Hua-Chun Guo and Ji-Ping Xiao
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:274
  5. Environmental stresses negatively impact reproductive development and yield. Drought stress, in particular, has been examined during Arabidopsis reproductive development at morphological and transcriptomic levels...

    Authors: Xinwei Ma, Jun Wang, Zhao Su and Hong Ma
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:273
  6. Glycyrrhiza inflata Bat. and Glycyrrhiza uralensis Fisch. are both original plants of ‘Gan Cao’ in the Chinese Pharmacopoeia, and G. uralensis is currently the mainstream variety of licorice and has a long histor...

    Authors: Xin Li, Ying Xu, Jiade Zhang, Ke Xu, Xuerong Zheng, Jiafen Luo and Jiahui Lu
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:272
  7. Agropyron cristatum (L.) is a valuable genetic resource for expanding the genetic diversity of common wheat. Pubing3228, a novel wheat-A. cristatum hybrid germplasm, exhibits several desirable agricultural traits...

    Authors: Jiansheng Wang, Erwei Wang, Shiping Cheng and Aichu Ma
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:271
  8. Barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) is a significant cereal crop belonging to Poaceae that is essential for human food and animal feeding. The production of barley grains was around 142.37 million tons in 2017/2018. Howe...

    Authors: Shazia Hanif, Athar Mahmood, Talha Javed, Safura Bibi, Muhammad Anjum Zia, Saima Asghar, Zunaira Naeem, Sezai Ercisli, Mehdi Rahimi and Baber Ali
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:270
  9. Within a few decades, the species habitat was reshaped at an alarming rate followed by climate change, leading to mass extinction, especially for sensitive species. Species distribution models (SDMs), which es...

    Authors: Naser Hosseini, Mansour Ghorbanpour and Hossein Mostafavi
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:269
  10. Considering the challenges posed by nitrogen (N) pollution and its impact on food security and sustainability, it is crucial to develop management techniques that optimize N fertilization in croplands. Our res...

    Authors: Fernando Shintate Galindo, Paulo Humberto Pagliari, Edson Cabral da Silva, Bruno Horschut de Lima, Guilherme Carlos Fernandes, Cassio Carlette Thiengo, João Victor Silva Bernardes, Arshad Jalal, Carlos Eduardo Silva Oliveira, Lucila de Sousa Vilela, Enes Furlani Junior, Thiago Assis Rodrigues Nogueira, Vagner do Nascimento, Marcelo Carvalho Minhoto Teixeira Filho and José Lavres
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:268
  11. The Auxin Responsive Factor (ARF) family plays a crucial role in mediating auxin signal transduction and is vital for plant growth and development. However, the function of ARF genes in Korean pine (Pinus koraien...

    Authors: Yue Zhang, Wei Wu, Hailong Shen and Ling Yang
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:267
  12. Mango (Mangifera indica L.) is grown in Hainan, Guangdong, Yunnan, Sichuan, and Fujian provinces and Guanxi autonomous region of China. However, trees growing in these areas suffer severe cold stress during winte...

    Authors: Yu Kong, Xianbin Hou, Zhenglu Liu and Yufeng Li
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:266
  13. Leaf variegation is an intriguing phenomenon observed in many plant species. However, questions remain on its mechanisms causing patterns of different colours. In this study, we describe a tomato plant detecte...

    Authors: Punyavee Dechkrong, Sornsawan Srima, Siriphan Sukkhaeng, Winai Utkhao, Piyanan Thanomchat, Hans de Jong and Pumipat Tongyoo
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:265
  14. Authors: Mushineni Ashajyothi, Shivannegowda Mahadevakumar, Y. N. Venkatesh, Pullabhotla V. S. R. N. Sarma, Chalasani Danteswari, Alexander Balamurugan, Ganesan Prakash, Vikas Khandelwal, C. Tarasatyavathi, Appa Rao Podile, Kirankumar S. Mysore and Siddaiah Chandranayaka
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:264

    The original article was published in BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:197

  15. In agricultural production, fungal diseases significantly impact the yield and quality of cotton (Gossypium spp.) with Verticillium wilt posing a particularly severe threat.

    Authors: Chong-Die Wu, Yong-Bin Fan, Xue Chen, Jiang-Wei Cao, Jing-Yi Ye, Meng-Lei Feng, Xing-Xing Liu, Wen-Jing Sun, Rui-Na Liu and Ai-Ying Wang
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:263
  16. Foliar diseases namely late leaf spot (LLS) and leaf rust (LR) reduce yield and deteriorate fodder quality in groundnut. Also the high oleic acid content has emerged as one of the most important traits for ind...

    Authors: Manish K. Pandey, Sunil S. Gangurde, Yaduru Shasidhar, Vinay Sharma, Sandip M. Kale, Aamir W. Khan, Priya Shah, Pushpesh Joshi, Ramesh S. Bhat, Pasupuleti Janila, Sandip K. Bera and Rajeev K. Varshney
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:262
  17. Rhubarb is one of common traditional Chinese medicine with a diverse array of therapeutic efficacies. Despite its widespread use, molecular research into rhubarb remains limited, constraining our comprehension...

    Authors: Tianyi Zhang, Lipan Zhou, Yang Pu, Yadi Tang, Jie Liu, Li Yang, Tao Zhou, Li Feng and Xumei Wang
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:261
  18. The finger lime (Citrus australasica), one of six Australian endemic citrus species shows a high natural phenotypic diversity and novel characteristics. The wide variation and unique horticultural features have m...

    Authors: Upuli Nakandala, Agnelo Furtado, Ardashir Kharabian Masouleh, Malcolm W. Smith, Darren C. Williams and Robert J. Henry
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:260
  19. Heterosis breeding is one of the most important breeding methods for chrysanthemum. To date, the genetic mechanisms of heterosis for waterlogging tolerance in chrysanthemum are still unclear. This study aims t...

    Authors: Jiangshuo Su, Limin Zhao, Yingnan Yang, Yang Yang, Xuefeng Zhang, Zhiyong Guan, Weimin Fang, Fadi Chen and Fei Zhang
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:259
  20. Weed control is essential for agricultural floor management in vineyards and the inter-row mulching is an eco-friendly practice to inhibit weed growth via filtering out photosynthetically active radiation. Bes...

    Authors: Meng-Bo Tian, Yu Wang, Xiao-Tong Gao, Hao-Cheng Lu, Qi Zhang, Xiao Han, Hui-Qing Li, Ning Shi, Chang-Qing Duan and Jun Wang
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:258
  21. Sulfur (S) is a mineral nutrient essential for plant growth and development, which is incorporated into diverse molecules fundamental for primary and secondary metabolism, plant defense, signaling, and maintai...

    Authors: Ivan Zenzen, Daniela Cassol, Philipp Westhoff, Stanislav Kopriva and Daniela Ristova
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:257
  22. Climate change has led to severe cold events, adversely impacting global crop production. Eggplant (Solanum melongena L.), a significant economic crop, is highly susceptible to cold damage, affecting both yield a...

    Authors: Peng cai, Yanhong lan, Fangyi Gong, Chun Li, Feng Xia, Yifan Li and Chao Fang
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:256
  23. Orchidaceae is one of the largest groups of angiosperms, and most species have high economic value and scientific research value due to their ornamental and medicinal properties. In China, Chinese Cymbidium is a ...

    Authors: Baoming Shen, Airong Shen, Lina Liu, Yun Tan, Sainan Li and Zhuming Tan
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:255
  24. The genus Caragana encompasses multiple plant species that possess medicinal and ecological value. However, some species of Caragana are quite similar in morphology, so identifying species in this genus based on ...

    Authors: LiE Liu, HongYan Li, JiaXin Li, XinJuan Li, Na Hu, Jing Sun and Wu Zhou
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:254
  25. In many parts of the world, including Iran, walnut (Juglans regia L.) production is limited by late-spring frosts. Therefore, the use of late-leafing walnuts in areas with late-spring frost is the most important ...

    Authors: Fariba Einollahi and Ali Khadivi
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:253
  26. This study explores the impact of various light spectra on the photosynthetic performance of strawberry plants subjected to salinity, alkalinity, and combined salinity/alkalinity stress. We employed supplement...

    Authors: Mohammad Reza Malekzadeh, Hamid Reza Roosta, Majid Esmaeilizadeh, Piotr Dabrowski and Hazem M. Kalaji
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:252
  27. Many parasitic plants of the genera Striga and Cuscuta inflict huge agricultural damage worldwide. To form and maintain a connection with a host plant, parasitic plants deploy virulence factors (VFs) that interac...

    Authors: James M. Bradley, Roger K. Butlin and Julie D. Scholes
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:251
  28. Alternative splicing (AS), a pivotal post-transcriptional regulatory mechanism, profoundly amplifies diversity and complexity of transcriptome and proteome. Liriodendron chinense (Hemsl.) Sarg., an excellent orna...

    Authors: Yaxian Zong, Fengchao Zhang, Hainan Wu, Hui Xia, Junpeng Wu, Zhonghua Tu, Lichun Yang and Huogen Li
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:250
  29. Tartary buckwheat (Fagopyrum tataricum) belongs to Polygonaceae family and has attracted increasing attention owing to its high nutritional value. UDP-glycosyltransferases (UGTs) glycosylate a variety of plant se...

    Authors: Fan Yang, Lei Zhang, Xiao Zhang, Jingru Guan, Bo Wang, Xiaoying Wu, Minli Song, Aili Wei, Zhang Liu and Dongao Huo
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:249
  30. Wheat is one of the world’s most important cereal crops. However, the fungal pathogen Zymoseptoria tritici can cause disease epidemics, leading to reduced yields. With climate change and development of new agricu...

    Authors: Abdelrahman M Qutb, Florence Cambon, Megan C McDonald, Cyrille Saintenac and Graeme J Kettles
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:248
  31. Pea (Pisum sativum L.), a globally cultivated leguminous crop valued for its nutritional and economic significance, faces a critical challenge of soil salinity, which significantly hampers crop growth and product...

    Authors: Rehana Kanwal, Muhammad Faisal Maqsood, Muhammad Shahbaz, Nargis Naz, Usman Zulfiqar, Muhammad Fraz Ali, Muhammad Jamil, Faizan Khalid, Qasim Ali, Muhammad Azeem Sabir, Talha Chaudhary, Hayssam M. Ali and Waleed A. A. Alsakkaf
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:247
  32. Molecular mechanisms in response to drought stress are important for the genetic improvement of maize. In our previous study, nine ZmLAZ1 members were identified in the maize genome, but the function of ZmLAZ1 wa...

    Authors: Haoqiang Yu, Bingliang Liu, Qinyu Yang, Qingqing Yang, Wanchen Li and Fengling Fu
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:246
  33. Seed germination is an important development process in plant growth. The phytohormone abscisic acid (ABA) plays a critical role during seed germination. However, the mechanism of rapeseed in response to ABA i...

    Authors: Yaqian Chen, Jinfeng Wu, Changrui Ma, Dawei Zhang, Dinggang Zhou, Jihong Zhang and Mingli Yan
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:245
  34. This study aims to decipher the genetic basis governing yield components and quality attributes of peanuts, a critical aspect for advancing molecular breeding techniques. Integrating genotype re-sequencing and...

    Authors: Minjie Guo, Li Deng, Jianzhong Gu, Jianli Miao, Junhua Yin, Yang Li, Yuanjin Fang, Bingyan Huang, Ziqi Sun, Feiyan Qi, Wenzhao Dong, Zhenhua Lu, Shaowei Li, Junping Hu, Xinyou Zhang and Li Ren
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:244
  35. Carrot is an important vegetable crop grown worldwide. The major economic problem in carrot cultivation is yellow disease caused by Bactericera trigonica, which induces biotic stress and has the greatest impact o...

    Authors: Marija Đurić, Slađana Jevremović, Milana Trifunović-Momčilov, Snežana Milošević, Angelina Subotić and Dušanka Jerinić-Prodanović
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:243
  36. Morphological plasticity is one of the capacities of plants to modify their morphological appearance in response to external stimuli. A plant’s morphology and physiology are constantly tuned to its variable su...

    Authors: Refisa Jebessa Geleta, Amsalu Gobena Roro and Meseret Tesema Terfa
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:242
  37. The global growth of pistachio production has prompted exploration into sustainable agricultural practices, on the application of humic substances such as fulvic acid in enhancing the quality of horticultural ...

    Authors: Mohammadali Nikoogoftar-Sedghi, Vali Rabiei, Farhang Razavi, Sanaz Molaei and Ali Khadivi
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:241
  38. Apple is an important fruit crop that is always in demand due to its commercial and nutraceutical value. Also, the requirement for quality planting material for this fruit crop for new plantations is increasin...

    Authors: Vandana Bisht, Janhvi Mishra Rawat, Kailash Singh Gaira, Sumit Purohit, Jigisha Anand, Somya Sinha, Debasis Mitra, Farid S. Ataya, Ahmed M. Elgazzar, Gaber El-Saber Batiha and Balwant Rawat
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:240
  39. The postharvest life of cut flowers is limited, which is a major challenge and varies greatly depending on plant varieties, cut flower stage, flower length of the harvested shoots, and storage conditions inclu...

    Authors: Hany M. El-Naggar, Shimaa M. Ali and Amira R. Osman
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:239
  40. The fruity aromatic bouquet of coffee has attracted recent interest to differentiate high value market produce as specialty coffee. Although the volatile compounds present in green and roasted coffee beans hav...

    Authors: Lison Marie, Jean-Christophe Breitler, Pingdwende Kader Aziz Bamogo, Mélanie Bordeaux, Séverine Lacombe, Maëlle Rios, Marc Lebrun, Renaud Boulanger, Eveline Lefort, Sunao Nakamura, Yudai Motoyoshi, Delphine Mieulet, Claudine Campa, Laurent Legendre and Benoît Bertrand
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:238
  41. Onions are economically and nutritionally important vegetable crops. Despite advances in technology and acreage, Indian onion growers face challenges in realizing their full productivity potential. This study ...

    Authors: Rajiv B. Kale, Abhishek D. Gavhane, Vishal S. Thorat, S. S. Gadge, Sagar M. Wayal, Shivam Y. Gaikwad, Sharadveer Singh, Kiran S. Khandagale, Rohini Bhat and Vijay Mahajan
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:237
  42. Acyl-CoA-Binding proteins (ACBPs) function as coenzyme A transporters and play important roles in regulating plant growth and development in response to abiotic stress and phytohormones, as well as in membrane...

    Authors: Huayu Chang, Minhu Ma, Mingzhou Gu, Shanshan Li, Mengrun Li, Ganggang Guo and Guofang Xing
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:236
  43. Drought stress considered a key restrictive factor for a warm-season bermudagrass growth during summers in China. Genotypic variation against drought stress exists among bermudagrass (Cynodon sp.), but the select...

    Authors: Maryam Noor, Jibiao Fan, Muhammad Kaleem, Muhammad Tanveer Akhtar, Shixuan Jin, Usman Nazir, Chuan-Jie Zhang and Xuebing Yan
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:235
  44. Parthenium hysterophorus L. (Asteraceae) is a highly prevalent invasive species in subtropical regions across the world. It has recently been seen to shift from low (subtropical) to high (sub-temperate) elevation...

    Authors: Padma Sharma, Sonia Rathee, Mustaqeem Ahmad, Manzer H. Siddiqui, Saud Alamri, Shalinder Kaur, Ravinder K. Kohli, Harminder Pal Singh and Daizy R. Batish
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:234
  45. The study focuses on the global challenge of drought stress, which significantly impedes wheat production, a cornerstone of global food security. Drought stress disrupts cellular and physiological processes in...

    Authors: Mustafa Elnajar, Heshmat Aldesuquy, Mohamed Abdelmoteleb and Eladl Eltanahy
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:233
  46. Chrysanthemum, one of the four major cut flowers all over the world, is very sensitive to salinity during cultivation. DNA binding with one finger (DOF) transcription factors play important roles in biological...

    Authors: Peiling Li, Tingting Fang, Xinran Chong, Juanjuan Chen, Jianhua Yue and Zhiyong Wang
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:232
  47. Litsea coreana Levl. var. sinensis (Allen) Yang et P. H. Huang is a popular ethnic herb and beverage plant known for its high flavonoid content, which has been linked to a variety of pharmacological benefits and ...

    Authors: Na Xie, Qiqaing Guo, Huie Li, Gangyi Yuan, Qin Gui, Yang Xiao, Mengyun Liao and Lan Yang
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:231
  48. BAHD acyltransferases are among the largest metabolic protein domain families in the genomes of terrestrial plants and play important roles in plant growth and development, aroma formation, and biotic and abio...

    Authors: Dahe Qiao, Chun Yang, Xiaozeng Mi, Mengsha Tang, Sihui Liang and Zhengwu Chen
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:229
  49. Together with other elevated areas, the Mountains of Central Asia are significantly threatened by ongoing climate change. The presence of refuges during the glaciations makes the region extremely rich in speci...

    Authors: Lizaveta Vintsek, Ewelina Klichowska, Arkadiusz Nowak and Marcin Nobis
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:228

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