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  1. Content type: Research

    Restriction-site associated DNA sequencing (RADseq) technology was recently employed to identify a large number of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNP) for linkage mapping of a North American and Eastern Asian P...

    Authors: Anatoly V. Zhigunov, Pavel S. Ulianich, Marina V. Lebedeva, Peter L. Chang, Sergey V. Nuzhdin and Elena K. Potokina

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17(Suppl 1):180

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 17 Supplement 1

  2. Content type: Research

    Among natural populations, there are different colours of barley (Hordeum vulgare L.). The colour of barley grains is directly related to the accumulation of different pigments in the aleurone layer, pericarp and...

    Authors: Ksenia V. Strygina, Andreas Börner and Elena K. Khlestkina

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17(Suppl 1):184

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 17 Supplement 1

  3. Content type: Research

    Spring wheat is the largest agricultural crop grown in Kazakhstan with an annual sowing area of 12 million hectares in 2016. Annually, the country harvests around 15 million tons of high quality grain. Despite...

    Authors: Yerlan Turuspekov, Aida Baibulatova, Kanat Yermekbayev, Laura Tokhetova, Vladimir Chudinov, Grigoriy Sereda, Martin Ganal, Simon Griffiths and Saule Abugalieva

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17(Suppl 1):190

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 17 Supplement 1

  4. Content type: Research

    Some plant species have ‘melanin-like’ black seed pigmentation. However, the chemical and genetic nature of this ‘melanin-like’ black pigment have not yet been fully explored due to its complex structure and a...

    Authors: Anastasiya Y. Glagoleva, Nikolay A. Shmakov, Olesya Y. Shoeva, Gennady V. Vasiliev, Natalia V. Shatskaya, Andreas Börner, Dmitry A. Afonnikov and Elena K. Khlestkina

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17(Suppl 1):182

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 17 Supplement 1

  5. Content type: Research article

    Pennycress [Thlaspi arvense L (Brassicaceae)] is being domesticated as a renewable biodiesel feedstock that also provides crucial ecosystems services, including as a nutritional resource for pollinators. However,...

    Authors: Jason B. Thomas, Marshall E. Hampton, Kevin M. Dorn, M. David Marks and Clay J. Carter

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:201

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  6. Content type: Research

    Photoperiod insensitive Ppd-1a alleles determine early flowering of wheat. Increased expression of homoeologous Ppd-D1a and Ppd-A1a result from deletions in the promoter region, and elevated expression of Ppd-B1a

    Authors: Antonina A. Kiseleva, Elena K. Potokina and Elena A. Salina

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17(Suppl 1):172

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 17 Supplement 1

  7. Content type: Research article

    Understanding how landscape factors, including suites of geographic and environmental variables, and both historical and contemporary ecological and evolutionary processes shape the distribution of genetic div...

    Authors: Bo Xu, Guoli Sun, Xuemin Wang, Jingwei Lu, Ian J. Wang and Zan Wang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:200

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Cercospora zeina is a foliar pathogen responsible for maize grey leaf spot in southern Africa that negatively impacts maize production. Plants use a variety of chemical and structural ...

    Authors: Jacqueline Meyer, Dave K. Berger, Shawn A. Christensen and Shane L. Murray

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:197

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Shikonin is a naphthoquinone secondary metabolite with important medicinal value and is found in Lithospermum erythrorhizon. Considering the limited knowledge on the membrane transport mechanism of shikonin, this...

    Authors: Yu Zhu, Gui-Hua Lu, Zhuo-Wu Bian, Feng-Yao Wu, Yan-Jun Pang, Xiao-Ming Wang, Rong-Wu Yang, Cheng-Yi Tang, Jin-Liang Qi and Yong-Hua Yang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:198

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  10. Content type: Editorial

    The inclusive threshold policy for publication in BMC journals including BMC Plant Biology means that editorial decisions are largely based on the soundness of the research presented rather than the novelty or...

    Authors: Fabrizio Costa, Grant Cramer and E. Jean Finnegan

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:196

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  11. Content type: Research article

    The migration of cadmium (Cd) from contaminated soil to rice is a cause for concern. However, the molecular mechanism underlying the response of rice roots to various Cd stresses remains to be clarified from t...

    Authors: Mingpu Tan, Dan Cheng, Yuening Yang, Guoqiang Zhang, Mengjie Qin, Jun Chen, Yahua Chen and Mingyi Jiang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:194

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Plum pox virus (PPV), agent of Sharka disease, is the most important quarantine pathogen of peach (P. persica L. Batsch). Extensive evaluation of peach germplasm has highlighted the la...

    Authors: Marco Cirilli, Laura Rossini, Filippo Geuna, Francesco Palmisano, Angelantonio Minafra, Tiziana Castrignanò, Stefano Gattolin, Angelo Ciacciulli, Anna Rosa Babini, Alessandro Liverani and Daniele Bassi

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:192

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Hemicelluloses are a diverse group of complex, non-cellulosic polysaccharides, which constitute approximately one-third of the plant cell wall and find use as dietary fibres, food additives and raw materials f...

    Authors: Simerjeet Kaur, Kanwarpal S. Dhugga, Robin Beech and Jaswinder Singh

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:193

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) is a major cereal crop, which is cultivated under variable environmental conditions and abiotic stresses in marginal areas around the globe. In this study, we evaluated 150 Jordanian l...

    Authors: A. M. Al-Abdallat, A. Karadsheh, N. I. Hadadd, M. W. Akash, S. Ceccarelli, M. Baum, M. Hasan, A. Jighly and J. M. Abu Elenein

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:191

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Species in the Solanaceae family are known for producing plethora of specialized metabolites. In addition to biosynthesis pathways, a full comprehension of secondary metabolism must also take into account the ...

    Authors: Adolfo Luís dos Santos, Samuel Chaves-Silva, Lina Yang, Lucas Gontijo Silva Maia, Antonio Chalfun-Júnior, Senjuti Sinharoy, Jian Zhao and Vagner Augusto Benedito

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:185

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  16. Content type: Research article

    The ratio of sugars to organic acids, two of the major metabolites in fleshy fruits, has been considered the most important contributor to fruit sweetness. Although accumulation of sugars and acids have been e...

    Authors: Liang Qiao, Minghao Cao, Jian Zheng, Yihong Zhao and Zhi-Liang Zheng

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:186

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Natural populations of the tetraploid wild emmer wheat (genome AABB) were previously shown to demonstrate eco-geographically structured genetic and epigenetic diversity. Transposable elements (TEs) might make ...

    Authors: Katherine Domb, Danielle Keidar, Beery Yaakov, Vadim Khasdan and Khalil Kashkush

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:175

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  18. Content type: Methodology article

    The pollen tube (PT) serves as a model system for investigating plant cell growth and morphogenesis. Ultrastructural studies are indispensable to complement data from physiological and genetic analyses, yet an...

    Authors: Tohnyui Ndinyanka Fabrice, Andres Kaech, Gery Barmettler, Christof Eichenberger, J. Paul Knox, Ueli Grossniklaus and Christoph Ringli

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:176

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  19. Content type: Research article

    P2- type calcium ATPases (ACAs-auto inhibited calcium ATPases and ECAs-endoplasmic reticulum calcium ATPases) belong to the P- type ATPase family of active membrane transporters and are significantly involved in ...

    Authors: Roohi Aslam, Lorraine E. Williams, Muhammad Faraz Bhatti and Nasar Virk

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:174

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Sugar apple (Annona squamosa L.), a popular fruit with high medicinal and nutritional properties, is widely cultivated in tropical South Asia and America. The malformed flower is a major cause for a reduction in ...

    Authors: Kaidong Liu, Haili Li, Weijin Li, Jundi Zhong, Yan Chen, Chenjia Shen and Changchun Yuan

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:170

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Drought stress during grain development causes significant yield loss in cereal production. The phosphorylated modification of starch granule-binding proteins (SGBPs) is an important mechanism regulating wheat...

    Authors: Guan-Xing Chen, Shou-Min Zhen, Yan-Lin Liu, Xing Yan, Ming Zhang and Yue-Ming Yan

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:168

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  22. Content type: Research article

    At ripeness, the outer husk of “covered” barley grains firmly adheres to the underlying caryopsis. A cuticular cementing layer on the caryopsis is required for husk adhesion, however the quality of adhesion va...

    Authors: M. Brennan, T. Shepherd, S. Mitchell, C. F. E. Topp and S. P. Hoad

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:169

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