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  1. Dendrobium spp. comprise a group of tropical orchids with ornamental and medicinal value. Dendrobium spp. are sensitive to low temperature, and the underlying cold response regulatory mechanisms in this group are...

    Authors: Zhiyuan Li, Shunjiao Lu, Shuangshuang Yi, Shunjin Mo, Xiaoyun Yu, Junmei Yin and Changqing Zhang
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:230
  2. Plant growth and quality are often affected by environmental factors, including geographical location, climate, and soil. In this study, we describe the effect of altitudinal differences on the growth and acti...

    Authors: Lingling Wang, Shuo Zhao, Jianan Li and Guoying Zhou
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:226
  3. Plants are considered the primary source of many principal bioactive compounds that have been utilized in a wide range of applications including the pharmaceutical and biotechnological industries. Therefore, t...

    Authors: Doaa E. Elsherif, Fatmah A. Safhi, Asmaa M. Khalifa and Gehad A. Ragab
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:225
  4. Drought severely limits sunflower production especially at the seedling stage. To investigate the response mechanism of sunflowers to drought stress, we utilized two genotypes of sunflower materials with diffe...

    Authors: Huimin Shi, Jianhua Hou, Dandan Li, Haibo Hu, Yanxia Wang, Yang Wu and Liuxi Yi
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:224
  5. Triticale is making its way on dairy farms as an alternative forage crop. This requires the availability of high-yielding triticale varieties with good digestibility. Triticale forage breeding mainly focussed ...

    Authors: Anneleen De Zutter, Maria Chiara Piro, Steven Maenhout, Hans Peter Maurer, Johan De Boever, Hilde Muylle, Isabel Roldán-Ruiz and Geert Haesaert
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:223
  6. Genomic selection (GS) is an efficient breeding strategy to improve quantitative traits. It is necessary to calculate genomic estimated breeding values (GEBVs) for GS. This study investigated the prediction ac...

    Authors: Jeyun Yeon, Thuy Tien Phan Nguyen, Minkyung Kim and Sung-Chur Sim
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:222
  7. Most vegetable crops are severely affected by the uptake of heavy metals from the soil. Heavy metals in vegetable bodies generate reactive oxygen species (ROS) that unbalance the antioxidant defense system. Th...

    Authors: Muhammad Jamil, Ijaz Malook, Shafiq Ur Rehman, Muhammad Mudasar Aslam, Muhammad Fayyaz, Gulmeena Shah, Alevcan Kaplan, Muhammad Nauman Khan, Baber Ali, Rana Roy, Sezai Ercisli, Steve Harakeh, Mohammed Moulay, Muhammad Ammar Javed and Amany H. A. Abeed
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:221
  8. Riboflavin is the precursor of several cofactors essential for normal physical and cognitive development, but only plants and some microorganisms can produce it. Humans thus rely on their dietary intake, which...

    Authors: Maria Faustino, Tiago Lourenço, Simon Strobbe, Da Cao, André Fonseca, Isabel Rocha, Dominique Van Der Straeten and M. Margarida Oliveira
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:220
  9. Drought is considered the main environmental factor restricting apple production and thus the development of the apple industry. Rootstocks play an important role in enhancing the drought tolerance of apple pl...

    Authors: Xiaohan Li, Yitong Liu, Wei Hu, Baoying Yin, Bowen Liang, Zhongyong Li, Xueying Zhang, Jizhong Xu and Shasha Zhou
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:219
  10. In viticulture, iron (Fe) chlorosis is a common abiotic stress that impairs plant development and leads to yield and quality losses. Under low availability of the metal, the applied N form (nitrate and ammoniu...

    Authors: Sarhan Khalil, Rebeka Strah, Arianna Lodovici, Petr Vojta, Federica De Berardinis, Jörg Ziegler, Maruša Pompe Novak, Laura Zanin, Nicola Tomasi, Astrid Forneck and Michaela Griesser
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:218
  11. Catalpa bungei is a precious timber species distributed in North China where drought often occurs. To clarify adaptive responses of C. bungei to partial- and full- root-zone drought under the influence of nitroge...

    Authors: Ting Xu, Zhiyong Wang, Ziye Wang, Mengfan Guo, Xintong Wang, Xuelian He, Junhui Wang, Siddiq Ur Rahman, Mohammed Bourhia, Abdulaziz Abdullah Alsahli and Yi Zhang
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:217
  12. Seed dormancy is a biological mechanism that prevents germination until favorable conditions for the subsequent generation of plants are encountered. Therefore, this mechanism must be effectively established d...

    Authors: Minsu Park, Sang-Yoon Shin, Hongman Moon, Woochang Choi and Chanseok Shin
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:215
  13. Barley (H. vulgare L.) is an important cereal crop cultivated across various climates globally. Barley and its ancestor (H. vulgare subsp. spontaneum) are an economically valuable model for genetic research and i...

    Authors: Hooman Shirvani, Ali Ashraf Mehrabi, Mohsen Farshadfar, Hooshmand Safari, Ali Arminian, Foad Fatehi, Alireza Pouraboughadareh and Peter Poczai
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:214
  14. KNOTTED1-like homeobox (KNOX) genes, plant-specific homologous box transcription factors (TFs), play a central role in regulating plant growth, development, organ formation, and response to biotic and abiotic str...

    Authors: Yang Jiao, Jiaqi Tan, Hui Guo, Bin Huang, Yeqing Ying, Muthusamy Ramakrishnan and Zhijun Zhang
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:213
  15. The growing trend of introducing wild plant species into urban environments necessitates the identification of novel species adapted to prevailing conditions. A promising reservoir of such species may be xerot...

    Authors: Dawid Kocot, Barbara Nowak and Ewa Sitek
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:212
  16. Persian walnut (Juglans regia) and Manchurian walnut (Juglans mandshurica) belong to Juglandaceae, which are vulnerable, temperate deciduous perennial trees with high economical, ecological, and industrial values...

    Authors: Jiayu Ma, Dongjun Zuo, Xuedong Zhang, Haochen Li, Hang Ye, Nijing Zhang, Mengdi Li, Meng Dang, Fangdong Geng, Huijuan Zhou and Peng Zhao
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:211
  17. Different metabolic compounds give pepper leaves and fruits their diverse colors. Anthocyanin accumulation is the main cause of the purple color of pepper leaves. The light environment is a critical factor aff...

    Authors: Yao Zhou, Weisheng Wu, Ying Sun, Yiyu Shen, Lianzhen Mao, Yunhua Dai, Bozhi Yang and Zhoubin Liu
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:210
  18. Salinity stress can significantly delay plant growth. It can disrupt water and nutrient uptake, reducing crop yields and poor plant health. The use of strigolactone can be an effective technique to overcome th...

    Authors: Subhan Danish, Misbah Hareem, Khadim Dawar, Tayyaba Naz, Muhammad Mazhar Iqbal, Mohammad Javed Ansari, Saleh H. Salmen and Rahul Datta
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:209
  19. Bacterial wilt caused by Ralstonia solanacearum severely affects peanut (Arachis hypogaea L.) yields. The breeding of resistant cultivars is an efficient means of controlling plant diseases. Therefore, identifica...

    Authors: Xiao Wang, Feiyan Qi, Ziqi Sun, Hongfei Liu, Yue Wu, Xiaohui Wu, Jing Xu, Hua Liu, Li Qin, Zhenyu Wang, Suling Sang, Wenzhao Dong, Bingyan Huang, Zheng Zheng and Xinyou Zhang
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:207
  20. Plants mediate several defense mechanisms to withstand abiotic stresses. Several gene families respond to stress as well as multiple transcription factors to minimize abiotic stresses without minimizing their ...

    Authors: Bahareh Fatahi, Karim Sorkheh and Adriano Sofo
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:206
  21. Gynostemma pentaphyllum, an ancient Chinese herbal medicine, serves as a natural source of gypenosides with significant medicinal properties. Basic helix-loop-helix (bHLH) transcription factors play pivotal roles...

    Authors: Yanhong Qin, Jinmei Li, Jianhua Chen, Shaochang Yao, Liangbo Li, Rongshao Huang, Yong Tan, Ruhong Ming and Ding Huang
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:205
  22. The Irano-Turanian region is one of the largest floristic regions in the world and harbors a high percentage of endemics, including cushion-like and dwarf-shrubby taxa. Onobrychis cornuta is an important cushion-...

    Authors: Zahra Tayebi, Mahtab Moghaddam, Mohammad Mahmoodi and Shahrokh Kazempour-Osaloo
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:204
  23. Quinoa leaves demonstrate a diverse array of colors, offering a potential enhancement to landscape aesthetics and the development of leisure-oriented sightseeing agriculture in semi-arid regions. This study ut...

    Authors: Min Zhang, Yueyou Li, Junling Wang, Shaopu Shang, Hongxia Wang, Xinlei Yang, Chuan Lu, Mei Wang, Xinbo Sun, Xiaoqing Liu, Xiaoxia Wang, Boxiang Wei, Wei Lv and Guojun Mu
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:203
  24. Expansion and contraction of inverted repeats can cause considerable variation of plastid genomes (plastomes) in angiosperms. However, little is known about whether structural variations of plastomes are assoc...

    Authors: Jing Long, Wen-Chuang He, Huan-Wen Peng, Andrey S. Erst, Wei Wang and Kun-Li Xiang
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:202
  25. The B3 gene family, one of the largest plant-specific transcription factors, plays important roles in plant growth, seed development, and hormones. However, the B3 gene family, especially the REM subfamily, has n...

    Authors: Young-Soo Park, Hye Jeong Cho and Seungill Kim
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:201
  26. Michelia lacei W.W.Smith (Magnoliaceae), was classified as a Plant Species with Extremely Small Populations (PSESP) by the Yunnan Provincial Government in both action plans of 2012 and 2021. This evergreen tree i...

    Authors: Yang Liu, Lei Cai and Weibang Sun
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:200
  27. The selenomethionine cycle (SeMTC) is a crucial pathway for the metabolism of selenium. The basic bioinformatics and functions of four enzymes involved in the cycle including S-adenosyl-methionine synthase (MA...

    Authors: Xixi Zeng, Guoqiang Luo, Zhucheng Fan, Zhijing Xiao, Yanke Lu, Qiang Xiao, Zhi Hou, Qiaoyu Tang and Yifeng Zhou
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:199
  28. Energy canes are viable feedstocks for biomass industries due to their high biomass production potential, lower susceptibility to insects and diseases, better ability to adapt to extreme conditions and clean b...

    Authors: Mintu Ram Meena, Perumal Govindaraj, Raja Arun Kumar, Kandasamy Elayaraja, Chinnaswamy Appunu, Ravinder Kumar, Manohar Lal Chhabra, Neeraj Kulshreshtha and Govind Hemaprabha
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:198
  29. Plant microbiome confers versatile functional roles to enhance survival fitness as well as productivity. In the present study two pearl millet panicle microbiome member species Bacillus subtilis PBs 12 and Bacill...

    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 24:197

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  30. Chalkiness is a common phenotype induced by various reasons, such as abiotic stress or the imbalance of starch synthesis and metabolism during the development period. However, the reason mainly for one gene lo...

    Authors: Mei Yan, Guiai Jiao, Gaoneng Shao, Ying Chen, Maodi Zhu, Lingwei Yang, Lihong Xie, Peisong Hu and Shaoqing Tang
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:196
  31. The sustainable supply of medicinal plants is important, and cultivating and domesticating them has been suggested as an optimal strategy. However, this can lead to a loss of genetic diversity. Tripterygium wilfo...

    Authors: Chao Liu, Jingyi Wang, Ya-Zhu Ko, Meng-Shin Shiao, Yiheng Wang, Jiahui Sun, Qingjun Yuan, Lisong Wang, Yu-Chung Chiang and Lanping Guo
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:195
  32. In soybeans, faster canopy coverage (CC) is a highly desirable trait but a fully covered canopy is unfavorable to light interception at lower levels in the canopy with most of the incident radiation intercepte...

    Authors: Suma Sreekanta, Allison Haaning, Austin Dobbels, Riley O’Neill, Anna Hofstad, Kamaldeep Virdi, Fumiaki Katagiri, Robert M. Stupar, Gary J. Muehlbauer and Aaron J. Lorenz
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:194
  33. Sweetpotato (Ipomoea batatas (L.) Lam.) holds a crucial position as one of the staple foods globally, however, its yields are frequently impacted by environmental stresses. In the realm of plant evolution and the...

    Authors: Fangfang Mu, Hao Zheng, Qiaorui Zhao, Mingku Zhu, Tingting Dong, Lei Kai and Zongyun Li
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:193
  34. Cadmium (Cd), being a heavy metal, tends to accumulate in soils primarily through industrial activities, agricultural practices, and atmospheric deposition. Maize, being a staple crop for many regions, is part...

    Authors: Tauseef Anwar, Huma Qureshi, Mah Jabeen, Wajid Zaman and Hayssam M. Ali
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:192
  35. Enriching the soil with organic matter such as humic and fulvic acid to increase its content available nutrients, improves the chemical properties of the soil and increases plant growth as well as grain yield....

    Authors: Ibtisam Mohammed Alsudays, Fowzia Hamdan Alshammary, Nadiyah M. Alabdallah, Aishah Alatawi, Mashael M. Alotaibi, Khairiah Mubarak Alwutayd, Maha Mohammed Alharbi, Suliman M. S. Alghanem, Fahad Mohammed Alzuaibr, Hany S. Gharib and Mamdouh M. A. Awad-Allah
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:191
  36. Rosmarinic acid (RA), like other phenolic compounds, is sources of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory agents in medicinal plants. In vitro culture of plants can improve the medicinal plants’ metabolite profile...

    Authors: Zeinab Shariatmadari, Somayeh Zarezadeh, Hossein Riahi, Ali Akbar Ghotbi-Ravandi, Mehri Seyed Hashtroudi and Ensiyeh Shahroudi
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:190
  37. Growing evidence demonstrates that the synergistic interaction of far-red light with shorter wavelength lights could evidently improve the photosynthesis efficiency of multiple species. However, whether/how fa...

    Authors: Junhua Kong, Yan Zhao, Peige Fan, Yongjian Wang, Xiaobo Xu, Lijun Wang, Shaohua Li, Wei Duan, Zhenchang Liang and Zhanwu Dai
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:189
  38. Proper flowering time is important for the growth and development of plants, and both too early and too late flowering impose strong negative influences on plant adaptation and seed yield. Thus, it is vitally ...

    Authors: Chunhong Qiu, Tengyue Wang, Hui Wang, Zhen Tao, Chuanhong Wang, Jing Ma, Shuai Li, Yibing Zhao, Jifang Liu and Peijin Li
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:188
  39. As the second largest leafy vegetable, cabbage (Brassica oleracea L. var. capitata) is grown globally, and the characteristics of the different varieties, forms, and colors of cabbage may differ. In this study, f...

    Authors: Zhibin Yue, Guobin Zhang, Jie Wang, Jue Wang, Shilei Luo, Bo Zhang, Zhaozhuang Li and Zeci Liu
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:187
  40. Knowledge of genetic structure and the factors that shape it has an impact on forest management practices. European ash (Fraxinus excelsior L.) has declined dramatically throughout its range as a result of a dise...

    Authors: Joanna Meger, Czesław Kozioł, Małgorzata Pałucka, Jarosław Burczyk and Igor J. Chybicki
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:186
  41. One of the most widely recognized biostimulators of plant development; is oligoalginate, which regulates the biological processes of plants and was used in horticultural fields as a plant growth regulator. The...

    Authors: Amina A. Aly, Noha E. Eliwa and Gehan Safwat
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:185
  42. Using the blueberry cultivar "Powderblue" after pollination, fruits at different developmental stages were collected for study. The transverse and longitudinal diameters, individual fruit weight, and fruit wat...

    Authors: Xianqin Wan, Zewei Wu, Dongchan Sun, Li Long, Qiling Song and Chao Gao
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:184
  43. Fusarium head blight (FHB) infection results in Fusarium damaged kernels (FDK) and deoxynivalenol (DON) contamination that are downgrading factors at the Canadian elevators. Durum wheat (Triticum turgidum L. var....

    Authors: Samia Berraies, Yuefeng Ruan, Ron Knox, Ron DePauw, Firdissa Bokore, Richard Cuthbert, Barbara Blackwell, Maria Antonia Henriquez, David Konkin, Bianyun Yu, Curtis Pozniak and Brad Meyer
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:183
  44. Cotton boll shedding is one of the main factors adversely affecting the cotton yield. During the cotton plant growth period, low light conditions can cause cotton bolls to fall off prematurely. In this study, ...

    Authors: Ning Zhao, Zhao Geng, Guiyuan Zhao, Jianguang Liu, Zetong An, Hanshuang Zhang, Pengfei Ai and Yongqiang Wang
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:182
  45. The era of high throughput sequencing offers new paths to identifying species boundaries that are complementary to traditional morphology-based delimitations. De novo species delimitation using traditional or ...

    Authors: Yinzi Jiang, Junbo Yang, Ryan A. Folk, Jianli Zhao, Jie Liu, Zhengshan He, Hua Peng, Shixiong Yang, Chunlei Xiang and Xiangqin Yu
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:181
  46. Primary response genes play a pivotal role in translating short-lived stress signals into sustained adaptive responses. In this study, we investigated the involvement of ATL80, an E3 ubiquitin ligase, in the d...

    Authors: Manuel Méndez-Gómez, Daniel Sierra-Cacho, Estela Jiménez-Morales and Plinio Guzmán
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:180
  47. An experiment was conducted in a greenhouse to determine the effects of different supplemental light spectra on the growth, nutrient uptake, and fruit quality of four strawberry cultivars. The plants were grow...

    Authors: Hamid Reza Roosta, Mahdi Bikdeloo and Mansour Ghorbanpour
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:179
  48. The fertile islands formed by shrubs are major drivers of the structure and function of desert ecosystems, affecting seedling establishment, plant–plant interactions, the diversity and productivity of plant co...

    Authors: Zhangkai Liu, Yuying Shao, Qingguo Cui, Xuehua Ye and Zhenying Huang
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:178

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