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  1. Content type: Research article

    MicroRNAs act as molecular regulator of cell signaling, plant growth and development, and regulate various primary and secondary plant metabolic processes. In the present study, deep sequencing of small RNAs w...

    Authors: Monika Kajal and Kashmir Singh

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:265

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    Inflorescences of wheat species, spikes, are characteristically unbranched and bear one sessile spikelet at a spike rachis node. Development of supernumerary spikelets (SSs) at rachis nodes or on the extended ...

    Authors: Oxana B. Dobrovolskaya, Yumiko Amagai, Karina I. Popova, Alina E. Dresvyannikova, Petr Martinek, Alexander A. Krasnikov and Nobuyoshi Watanabe

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17(Suppl 2):252

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 17 Supplement 2

  3. Content type: Research

    The characterization of major resistance genes (R genes) in the potato remains an important task for molecular breeding. However, R genes are rapidly evolving and frequently occur in genomes as clusters with c...

    Authors: Alex V. Kochetov, Anastasiya Y. Glagoleva, Kseniya V. Strygina, Elena K. Khlestkina, Sophia V. Gerasimova, Salmaz M. Ibragimova, Natalja V. Shatskaya, Gennady V. Vasilyev, Dmitry A. Afonnikov, Nikolay A. Shmakov, Olga Y. Antonova, Tatyana A. Gavrilenko, Natalia V. Alpatyeva, Alexander Khiutti and Olga S. Afanasenko

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17(Suppl 2):251

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 17 Supplement 2

  4. Content type: Research

    Ferns are large and underexplored group of vascular plants (~ 11 thousands species). The genomic data available by now include low coverage nuclear genomes sequences and partial sequences of mitochondrial geno...

    Authors: Maria D. Logacheva, Anastasiya A. Krinitsina, Maxim S. Belenikin, Kamil Khafizov, Evgenii A. Konorov, Sergey V. Kuptsov and Anna S. Speranskaya

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17(Suppl 2):255

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 17 Supplement 2

  5. Content type: Research

    The available data demonstrate that even in universal metabolic pathways, some species-specific regulatory features of structural genes are present. For instance, in the anthocyanin biosynthesis pathway (ABP),...

    Authors: Olesya Yu. Shoeva, Anastasiya Yu. Glagoleva and Elena K. Khlestkina

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17(Suppl 2):256

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 17 Supplement 2

  6. Content type: Research article

    Arabidopsis has 5 paralogs of the S-adenosylmethionine decarboxylase (SAMDC) gene. Neither their specific role in development nor the role of positive/purifying selection in genetic divergence of this gene family...

    Authors: Rajtilak Majumdar, Lin Shao, Swathi A. Turlapati and Subhash C. Minocha

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:264

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  7. Content type: Methodology

    KASP (KBioscience Competitive Allele Specific PCR) and Amplifluor (Amplification with fluorescence) SNP markers are two prominent technologies based upon a shared identical Allele-specific PCR platform.

    Authors: Satyvaldy Jatayev, Akhylbek Kurishbayev, Lyudmila Zotova, Gulmira Khasanova, Dauren Serikbay, Askar Zhubatkanov, Makpal Botayeva, Aibek Zhumalin, Arysgul Turbekova, Kathleen Soole, Peter Langridge and Yuri Shavrukov

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17(Suppl 2):254

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 17 Supplement 2

  8. Content type: Research

    Spot blotch, caused by Cochliobolus sativus, is one of the most widespread and harmful diseases in barley. Identification of genetic loci associated with resistance to C. sativus is of importance for future marke...

    Authors: Irina V. Bykova, Nina M. Lashina, Vadim M. Efimov, Olga S. Afanasenko and Elena K. Khlestkina

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17(Suppl 2):250

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 17 Supplement 2

  9. Content type: Research

    Flax (Linum usitatissimum L.) is a crop plant used for fiber and oil production. Although potentially high-yielding flax varieties have been developed, environmental stresses markedly decrease flax production. Am...

    Authors: Alexey A. Dmitriev, George S. Krasnov, Tatiana A. Rozhmina, Roman O. Novakovskiy, Anastasiya V. Snezhkina, Maria S. Fedorova, Olga Yu. Yurkevich, Olga V. Muravenko, Nadezhda L. Bolsheva, Anna V. Kudryavtseva and Nataliya V. Melnikova

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17(Suppl 2):253

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 17 Supplement 2

  10. Content type: Research

    As part of nation-wide project to infer the genetic variation of the native flora in Kazakhstan, a study was attempted to assess phylogenetic relationships of endemic and rare Allium species. In total, 20 Allium ...

    Authors: Saule Abugalieva, Lyubov Volkova, Yuliya Genievskaya, Anna Ivaschenko, Yuri Kotukhov, Gulzhahan Sakauova and Yerlan Turuspekov

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17(Suppl 2):258

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 17 Supplement 2

  11. Content type: Research article

    The artificial enlargement of the planting area and ecological amplitude of ornamentals for horticultural and landscape applications are significant. Herbaceous peony (Paeonia lactiflora Pall.) is a world-famous ...

    Authors: Jiaping Zhang, Danqing Li, Xiaohua Shi, Dong Zhang, Shuai Qiu, Jianfen Wei, Jiao Zhang, Jianghua Zhou, Kaiyuan Zhu and Yiping Xia

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:262

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Light and temperatures of germination greatly affect germination of several Cucurbitaceae species. Environmental conditions prevailing at seed maturation time can affect dormancy and germination requirements. Cit...

    Authors: Ali El-Keblawy, Hatem A. Shabana, Teresa Navarro and Sameh Soliman

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:263

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Strigolactones (SLs) play important roles in controlling root growth, shoot branching, and plant-symbionts interaction. Despite the importance, the components of SL biosynthesis and signaling have not been une...

    Authors: Basir UI Haq, Muhammad Zulfiqar Ahmad, Naveed ur Rehman, Junjie Wang, Penghui Li, Dongqin Li and Jian Zhao

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:259

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Heterogeneous rates of molecular evolution are universal across the tree of life, posing challenges for phylogenetic inference. The temperate woody bamboos (tribe Arundinarieae, Poaceae) are noted for their ex...

    Authors: Peng-Fei Ma, Maria S. Vorontsova, Olinirina Prisca Nanjarisoa, Jacqueline Razanatsoa, Zhen-Hua Guo, Thomas Haevermans and De-Zhu Li

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:260

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Modification of nucleosides on transfer RNA (tRNA) is important either for correct mRNA decoding process or for tRNA structural stabilization. Nucleoside methylations catalyzed by MTase (methyltransferase) are...

    Authors: Youmei Wang, Chaoqun Pang, Xukai Li, Zhen Hu, Zhengyi Lv, Bo Zheng and Peng Chen

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:261

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Plant Biology 2018 18:37

  16. Content type: Research article

    In Arabidopsis, the tapetum and microsporocytes are critical for pollen formation. Previous studies have shown that ARF17 is expressed in microsporocytes and tetrads and directly regulates tetrad wall synthesis f...

    Authors: Bo Wang, Jing-Shi Xue, Ya-Hui Yu, Si-Qi Liu, Jia-Xin Zhang, Xiao-Zhen Yao, Zhi-Xue Liu, Xiao-Feng Xu and Zhong-Nan Yang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:243

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  17. Content type: Research

    The trehalose (Tre) pathway has strong effects on growth and development in plants through regulation of carbon metabolism. Altering either Tre or trehalose 6-phosphate (T6P) can improve growth and productivit...

    Authors: Yingchao Lin, Jie Zhang, Weichang Gao, Yi Chen, Hongxun Li, David W. Lawlor, Matthew J. Paul and Wenjie Pan

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:247

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Among wheat gluten proteins, the α-type gliadins are the major responsible for celiac disease, an autoimmune disorder that affects about 1% of the world population. In fact, these proteins contain several toxi...

    Authors: Francesco Camerlengo, Francesco Sestili, Marco Silvestri, Giuseppe Colaprico, Benedetta Margiotta, Roberto Ruggeri, Roberta Lupi, Stefania Masci and Domenico Lafiandra

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:248

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  19. Content type: Research article

    During asexual reproduction the embryogenic callus can differentiate into a new plantlet, offering great potential for fostering in vitro culture efficiency in plants. The immature embryos (IMEs) of wheat (Tritic...

    Authors: Zongli Chu, Junying Chen, Junyan Sun, Zhongdong Dong, Xia Yang, Ying Wang, Haixia Xu, Xiaoke Zhang, Feng Chen and Dangqun Cui

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:244

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Water deficit severely reduces apple growth and production, is detrimental to fruit quality and size. This problem is exacerbated as global warming is implicated in producing more severe drought stress. Thus w...

    Authors: Lin Wang, Qing-Tian Li, Qiong Lei, Chao Feng, Xiaodong Zheng, Fangfang Zhou, Lingzi Li, Xuan Liu, Zhi Wang and Jin Kong

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:246

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Coccinia grandis (ivy gourd), is a dioecious member of Cucurbitaceae having heteromorphic sex chromosomes. Chromosome constitution of male and female plants of C. grandis is 22A + XY a...

    Authors: Ravi Suresh Devani, Sangram Sinha, Jayeeta Banerjee, Rabindra Kumar Sinha, Abdelhafid Bendahmane and Anjan Kumar Banerjee

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:241

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Understanding how intensification of abiotic stress due to global climate change affects crop yields is important for continued agricultural productivity. Coupling genomic technologies with physiological crop ...

    Authors: Courtney P. Leisner, Craig R. Yendrek and Elizabeth A. Ainsworth

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:242

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Most studies of photosynthesis in chlorenchymas under potassium (K) deficiency focus exclusively on leaves; however, little information is available on the physiological role of K on reproductive structures, w...

    Authors: Zhifeng Lu, Yonghui Pan, Wenshi Hu, Rihuan Cong, Tao Ren, Shiwei Guo and Jianwei Lu

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:240

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Dihydroflavonol 4-reductase (DFR) is the key enzyme committed to anthocyanin and proanthocyanidin biosynthesis in the flavonoid biosynthetic pathway. DFR proteins can catalyse mainly the three substrates (dihy...

    Authors: Kenjiro Katsu, Rintaro Suzuki, Wataru Tsuchiya, Noritoshi Inagaki, Toshimasa Yamazaki, Tomomi Hisano, Yasuo Yasui, Toshiyuki Komori, Motoyuki Koshio, Seiji Kubota, Amanda R. Walker, Kiyoshi Furukawa and Katsuhiro Matsui

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:239

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