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  1. Cadmium (Cd) and arsenic (As) exist simultaneously in soil environment, which poses a serious threat to the safety of agricultural products and forage production. Four Perennial Ryegrass (Lolium perenne L.) culti...

    Authors: Na Jiang, Zuran Li, Jingmin Yang and Yanqun Zu
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:145
  2. Sophora davidii is an important plant resource in the karst region of Southwest China, but S. davidii plant-height mutants are rarely reported. Therefore, we performed phenotypic, anatomic structural, transcripto...

    Authors: Xin Zhao, Xiao-Fu Sun, Li-Li Zhao, Li-Juan Huang and Pu-Chang Wang
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:144
  3. Aronia is a group of deciduous fruiting shrubs, of the Rosaceae family, native to eastern North America. Interest in Aronia has increased because of the high levels of dietary antioxidants in Aronia fruits. Using...

    Authors: Jonathan D. Mahoney, Sining Wang, Liam A. Iorio, Jill L. Wegrzyn, Matthew Dorris, Derek Martin, Bradley W. Bolling, Mark H. Brand and Huanzhong Wang
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:143
  4. Precision genome mutagenesis using CRISPR/Cas has become the standard method to generate mutant plant lines. Several improvements have been made to increase mutagenesis efficiency, either through vector optimi...

    Authors: Jonas Blomme, Ward Develtere, Ayse Köse, Júlia Arraiza Ribera, Christophe Brugmans, Jessica Jaraba-Wallace, Ward Decaestecker, Debbie Rombaut, Alexandra Baekelandt, Álvaro Daniel Fernández Fernández, Frank Van Breusegem, Dirk Inzé and Thomas Jacobs
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:142
  5. Angelica dahurica belongs to the Apiaceae family, whose dry root is a famous traditional Chinese medicine named as “Bai zhi”. There are two cultivars (A. dahurica cv. ‘Hangbaizhi’ and A. dahurica cv. ‘Qibaizhi’),...

    Authors: Rong Huang, Yinrong Liu, Jianling Chen, Zuyu Lu, Jiajia Wang, Wei He, Zhi Chao and Enwei Tian
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:141
  6. Cabbage white butterflies (Pieris spp.) can be severe pests of Brassica crops such as Chinese cabbage, Pak choi (Brassica rapa) or cabbages (B. oleracea). Eggs of Pieris spp. can induce a hypersensitive response-...

    Authors: Niccolò Bassetti, Lotte Caarls, Gabriella Bukovinszkine’Kiss, Mohamed El-Soda, Jeroen van Veen, Klaas Bouwmeester, Bas J. Zwaan, M. Eric Schranz, Guusje Bonnema and Nina E. Fatouros
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:140
  7. The development of basal stem rot (BSR) disease in oil palm is associated with lignin during vegetative growth and salicylic acid (SA) biosynthesis. The increase in the lignin content, SA accumulation, growth,...

    Authors: Rokhana Faizah, Riza Arief Putranto, Vivi Restu Raharti, Nanang Supena, Dewi Sukma, Asmini Budiani, Sri Wening and Sudarsono Sudarsono
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:139
  8. Clematis species are attractive ornamental plants with a variety of flower colors and patterns. Heat stress is one of the main factors restricting the growth, development, and ornamental value of Clematis. Clemat...

    Authors: Renjuan Qian, Qingdi Hu, Xiaohua Ma, Xule Zhang, Youju Ye, Hongjian Liu, Handong Gao and Jian Zheng
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:138

    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:171

  9. The normal metabolism of transitory starch in leaves plays an important role in ensuring photosynthesis, delaying senescence and maintaining high yield in crops. OsCKI1 (casein kinase I1) plays crucial regulat...

    Authors: Zhiming Chen, Yongsheng Wang, Rongyu Huang, Zesen Zhang, Jinpeng Huang, Feng Yu, Yaohai Lin, Yuchun Guo, Kangjing Liang, Yuanchang Zhou and Fangyu Chen
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:137
  10. Drought is the major abiotic stress to rice grain production under unpredictable changing climatic environments. Wild rice of O. longistaminata show diverse responses and strong tolerance to stress environments. ...

    Authors: Shaoying Huang, Manman Liu, Gaili Chen, Fengfeng Si, Fengfeng Fan, Yu Guo, Lei Yuan, Fang Yang and Shaoqing Li
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:136
  11. Comparative genomic analysis exhibits dynamic evolution of plastid genome (plastome) in the clusioid clade of Malpighiales, which comprise five families, including multiple inversions and gene losses. Little i...

    Authors: Sivagami-Jean Claude, Seongjun Park and SeonJoo Park
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:135
  12. AP2/ERF transcription factors are important in a variety of biological activities, including plant growth, development, and responses to biotic and abiotic stressors. However, little study has been done on cot...

    Authors: Muhammad Mubashar Zafar, Abdul Rehman, Abdul Razzaq, Aqsa Parvaiz, Ghulam Mustafa, Faiza Sharif, Huijuan Mo, Yuan Youlu, Amir Shakeel and Maozhi Ren
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:134
  13. Reactive oxygen species (ROS) and calcium ions (Ca2+) are representative signals of plant wound responses. Wounding triggers cell fate transition in detached plant tissues and induces de novo root organogenesis. ...

    Authors: Seung Yong Shin, Su-Jin Park, Hyun-Soon Kim, Jae-Heung Jeon and Hyo-Jun Lee
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:133
  14. Syringa pinnatifolia Hemsl. is a shrub belonging to the Oleaceae family. The peeled woody stems and roots of S. pinnatifolia are used in Chinese traditional medicine. This plant has been used for centuries, and m...

    Authors: Jiaqi Gao, Tianxiao Li, Lichao Jiao, Chao Jiang, Suyile Chen, Luqi Huang and Juan Liu
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:132
  15. Allopolyploid breeding is an efficient technique for improving the low seed setting rate of autotetraploids in plant breeding and one of the most promising breeding methods. However, there have been few compre...

    Authors: Wenting He, Xianhua Zhang, Pincang Lv, Wei Wang, Jie Wang, Yuchi He, Zhaojian Song and Detian Cai
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:131
  16. The exchangeable aluminum (Al), released from the acid soils, is another addition to the environmental stress factors in the form of Al toxicity stress. Al stress affects the normal crop development and reduce...

    Authors: Huiwen Zhou, Xiaojun Xiao, Ali Asjad, Depeng Han, Wei Zheng, Guobin Xiao, Yingjin Huang and Qinghong Zhou
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:130
  17. Wheat processing quality is an important factor in evaluating overall wheat quality, and dough characteristics are important when assessing the processing quality of wheat. As a notable germplasm resource, sem...

    Authors: Junmei Hu, Guilian Xiao, Peng Jiang, Yan Zhao, Guangxu Zhang, Xin Ma, Jie Yao, Lixia Xue, Peisen Su and Yinguang Bao
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:129
  18. Productivities of bioactive compounds in high-value herbs and medicinal plants are often compromised by uncontrollable environmental parameters. Recent advances in the development of plant factories with artif...

    Authors: Darunmas Sankhuan, Gamolthip Niramolyanun, Niwat Kangwanrangsan, Masaru Nakano and Kanyaratt Supaibulwatana
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:128
  19. Inflorescence architecture and floral development in flowering plants are determined by genetic control of meristem identity, determinacy, and maintenance. The ear inflorescence meristem in maize (Zea mays) initi...

    Authors: Manfei Li, Yuanyuan Zheng, Di Cui, Yanfang Du, Dan Zhang, Wei Sun, Hewei Du and Zuxin Zhang
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:127
  20. The freeze-thaw of early spring in China’s Qinghai-Tibet Plateau is often accompanied by severe droughts. Artemisia annua, widely distributed in China, releases allelopathic substances, mainly artemisinin, to the...

    Authors: Huichen Liu, Guozhang Bao, Zihao Dou, Haoyuan Liu, Jingqi Bai, Yingyi Chen, Yifu Yuan, Xin Zhang and Jinghui Xi
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:126
  21. Potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) is one of the world's most important crops, the cultivated potato is frost-sensitive, and low-temperature severely influences potato production. However, the mechanism by which potat...

    Authors: Chongchong Yan, Nan Zhang, Qianqian Wang, Yuying Fu, Hongyuan Zhao, Jiajia Wang, Gang Wu, Feng Wang, Xueyan Li and Huajun Liao
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:125
  22. Cell polarity establishment and maintenance is indispensable for plant growth and development. In plants, the YABBY transcription factor family has a distinct role in leaf asymmetric polarity establishment and...

    Authors: Zeyuan She, Xiaoyi Huang, Mohammad Aslam, Lulu Wang, Maokai Yan, Rongjuan Qin, Yingzhi Chen, Yuan Qin and Xiaoping Niu
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:124
  23. Interspecific hybridizations and admixtures were key in Citrus domestication, but very little is known about their impact at the transcriptomic level. To determine the effects of genome introgressions on gene exp...

    Authors: Carles Borredá, Estela Perez-Roman, Manuel Talon and Javier Terol
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:123
  24. Asparagine synthetase (ASN) is one of the key enzymes of nitrogen (N) metabolism in plants. The product of ASN is asparagine, which is one of the key compounds involved in N transport and storage in plants. Co...

    Authors: Asif Iqbal, Gui Huiping, Wang Xiangru, Zhang Hengheng, Zhang Xiling and Song Meizhen
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:122
  25. Intercropping (IC) has been widely adopted by farmers for enhancing crop productivity and economic returns; however, the underpinning mechanisms from the perspective of below-ground interspecific interactions ...

    Authors: Wei Xie, Kai Zhang, Xiaoying Wang, Xiaoxia Zou, Xiaojun Zhang, Xiaona Yu, Yuefu Wang and Tong Si
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:121
  26. Trehalose-6-phosphate phosphatases genes (TPPs) are involved in the development and stress response of plants by regulating the biosynthesis of trehalose, though little is currently known about TPPs in common whe...

    Authors: Linying Du, Shumin Li, Li Ding, Xinxiu Cheng, Zhensheng Kang and Hude Mao
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:120
  27. Seed dormancy and germination determine wheat resistance to pre-harvest sprouting and thereby affect grain yield and quality. Arabidopsis VQ genes have been shown to influence seed germination; however, the funct...

    Authors: Xinran Cheng, Chang Gao, Xue Liu, Dongmei Xu, Xu Pan, Wei Gao, Shengnan Yan, Hui Yao, Jiajia Cao, Xiaoyu Min, Jie Lu, Cheng Chang, Haiping Zhang and Chuanxi Ma
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:119
  28. The Artemisia species are widely distributed around the world, and have found important usage in traditional medicinal practice. This study was designed to investigate the metabolites of Tibetan Artemisia species...

    Authors: Xinyu Liu, Jinglong Wang, Enxia Huang, Bo Li, Shuhang Zhang, Weina Wang, Ziyu Guo, Kexin Wu, Yunhao Zhang, Baoyu Zhao and Hao Lu
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:118
  29. CCCH transcription factors are important zinc finger transcription factors involved in the response to biotic and abiotic stress and physiological and developmental processes. Barley (Hordeum vulgare) is an agric...

    Authors: Qi Ai, Wenqiu Pan, Yan Zeng, Yihan Li and Licao Cui
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:117

    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:189

  30. Plastid genomes (plastomes) present great potential in resolving multiscale phylogenetic relationship but few studies have focused on the influence of genetic characteristics of plastid genes, such as genetic ...

    Authors: Jian Liu, Anders J. Lindstrom and Xun Gong
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:116
  31. Akebia trifoliata, belonging to the Lardizabalaceae family, is a well-known Chinese traditional medicinal plant, susceptible to many diseases, such as anthracnose and powdery mildew. WRKY is one of the largest pl...

    Authors: Feng Wen, Xiaozhu Wu, Tongjian Li, Mingliang Jia and Liang Liao
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:115
  32. Red algae Porphyra sensu lato grow naturally in the unfavorable intertidal environment, in which they are exposed to substantial temperature fluctuations. The strategies of Porphyra to tolerate cold stress are po...

    Authors: Shanshan Zhu, Denghui Gu, Caiping Lu, Caixia Zhang, Juanjuan Chen, Rui Yang, Qijun Luo, Tiegan Wang, Peng Zhang and Haimin Chen
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:114
  33. Many seed plants produce winged diaspores that use wind to disperse their seeds. The morphology of these diaspores is directly related to the seed dispersal potential. The majority of winged diaspores have fla...

    Authors: Shi-Rui Gan, Jun-Cheng Guo, Yun-Xiao Zhang, Xiao-Fan Wang and Lan-Jie Huang
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:113
  34. Oil palm is the most efficient oil-producing crop in the world, and the yield of palm oil is associated with embryonic development. However, a comprehensive understanding of zygotic embryo development at the m...

    Authors: Anni Zhang, Longfei Jin, Rajesh Yarra, Hongxing Cao, Ping Chen and Jerome Jeyakumar John Martin
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:112
  35. Owing to their excellent resistance to abiotic and biotic stress, Thinopyrum intermedium (2n = 6x = 42, JJJsJsStSt) and Th. ponticum (2n = 10x = 70) are both widely utilized in wheat germplasm innovation programs...

    Authors: Siwen Wang, Changyou Wang, Xianbo Feng, Jixin Zhao, Pingchuan Deng, Yajuan Wang, Hong Zhang, Xinlun Liu, Tingdong Li, Chunhuan Chen, Baotong Wang and Wanquan Ji
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:111
  36. The plant architecture traits of maize determine the yield. Plant height, ear position, leaf angle above the primary ear and internode length above the primary ear together determine the canopy structure and p...

    Authors: Jianbo Fei, Jianyu Lu, Qingping Jiang, Zhibo Liu, Dan Yao, Jing Qu, Siyan Liu, Shuyan Guan and Yiyong Ma
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:110
  37. The mitogenomes of vascular plants are one of the most structurally diverse molecules. In the present study we characterize mitogenomes of a rare and endangered species Pulsatilla patens. We investigated the gene...

    Authors: Kamil Szandar, Katarzyna Krawczyk, Kamil Myszczyński, Monika Ślipiko, Jakub Sawicki and Monika Szczecińska
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:109
  38. Potassium (K) is important in the regulation of plant growth and development. It is the most abundant mineral element in kiwifruit, and its content increases during fruit ripening. However, how K+ transporter wor...

    Authors: Nan Shan, Yupei Zhang, Yunhe Xu, Xin Yuan, Chunpeng Wan, Chuying Chen, Jinyin Chen and Zengyu Gan
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:108
  39. Sustainable production of high-quality feedstock has been of great interest in bioenergy research. Despite the economic importance, high temperatures and water deficit are limiting factors for the successful c...

    Authors: Rita K. Hayford, Desalegn D. Serba, Shaojun Xie, Vasudevan Ayyappan, Jyothi Thimmapuram, Malay C. Saha, Cathy H. Wu and Venu Kal Kalavacharla
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:107
  40. Hydrocharis L. and Limnobium Rich. are small aquatic genera, including three and two species, respectively. The taxonomic status, phylogenetic relationships and biogeographical history of these genera have remain...

    Authors: Zhi-Zhong Li, Samuli Lehtonen, Andrew W. Gichira, Karina Martins, Andrey Efremov, Qing-Feng Wang and Jin-Ming Chen
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:106
  41. The grains of foxtail millet are enriched in carotenoids, which endow this plant with a yellow color and extremely high nutritional value. However, the underlying molecular regulation mechanism and gene coexpr...

    Authors: Hui Li, Shangling Han, Yiqiong Huo, Guifang Ma, Zhaoxia Sun, Hongying Li, Siyu Hou and Yuanhuai Han
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:105
  42. Small interfering RNAs (siRNAs) target homologous genomic DNA sequences for cytosine methylation, known as RNA-directed DNA methylation (RdDM), plays an important role in transposon control and regulation of g...

    Authors: Liping Yang, Chenjing Lang, Yanju Wu, Dawei Meng, Tianbo Yang, Danqi Li, Taicheng Jin and Xiaofu Zhou
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:104
  43. Salix matsudana (Koidz.) is a widely planted ornamental allotetraploid tree species. Genetic engineering can be used to enhance the tolerance of this species to soil salinization, endowing varieties with the abil...

    Authors: Yanhong Chen, Yuanhao Dai, Yixin Li, Jie Yang, Yuna Jiang, Guoyuan Liu, Chunmei Yu, Fei Zhong, Bolin Lian and Jian Zhang
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:102

    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:191

  44. The Peucedanum genus is the backbone member of Apiaceae, with many economically and medically important plants. Although the previous studies on Peucedanum provide us with a good research basis, there are still u...

    Authors: Chang-Kun Liu, Jia-Qing Lei, Qiu-Ping Jiang, Song-Dong Zhou and Xing-Jin He
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:101
  45. Alkaline soils cause low productivity in crop plants including lentil. Alkalinity adaptation strategies in lentil were revealed when morpho-anatomical and physio-biochemical observations were correlated with t...

    Authors: Dharmendra Singh, Chandan Kumar Singh, Jyoti Taunk, Kishor Gaikwad, Vijayata Singh, Satish Kumar Sanwal, Sourabh Karwa, Deepti Singh, Parbodh Chander Sharma, Rajendra Kumar Yadav and Madan Pal
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:99
  46. Bougainvillea is a popular ornamental plant with brilliant color and long flowering periods. It is widely distributed in the tropics and subtropics. The primary ornamental part of the plant is its colorful and un...

    Authors: Wenping Zhang, Qun Zhou, Jishan Lin, Xinyi Ma, Fei Dong, Hansong Yan, Weimin Zhong, Yijing Lu, Yuan Yao, Xueting Shen, Lixian Huang, Wanqi Zhang and Ray Ming
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:97

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