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  1. Phoebe zhennan S.Lee (nanmu) is listed as a threatened tree species in China, whose growth and development, especially during the seedling stage, can be severely limited by drought. Previous studies on nanmu resp...

    Authors: Na Xie, Bo Li, Jing Yu, Ruxia Shi, Qin Zeng, Yunli Jiang and Dan Zhao
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:95
  2. In certain unisexual flowers, non-functional sexual organs remain vestigial and unisexuality can be overlooked leading to the ambiguous description of the sexual systems. Therefore, to accurately describe the ...

    Authors: Niveditha Ramadoss, Amy Orduño-Baez, Carlos Portillo, Scarlet Steele, Jon Rebman and Lluvia Flores-Rentería
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:94
  3. Many citrus orchards of south China suffer from soil acidification, which induces aluminum (Al) toxicity. The Al-immobilization in vivo is crucial for Al detoxification. However, the distribution and translocatio...

    Authors: Han Zhang, Xin-yu Li, Mei-lan Lin, Ping-ping Hu, Ning-wei Lai, Zeng-rong Huang and Li-song Chen
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:93
  4. Falcarinol-type polyacetylenes (PAs) such as falcarinol (FaOH) and falcarindiol (FaDOH) are produced by several Apiaceae vegetables such as carrot, parsnip, celeriac and parsley. They are known for numerous bi...

    Authors: Frank Dunemann, Wanying He, Christoph Böttcher, Sven Reichardt, Thomas Nothnagel, Paul Heuvelmans and Freddy Hermans
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:92
  5. Rice (Oryza sativa L.) is one of the most widely grown food crops, and its yield and quality are particularly important for a warm-saturated diet. Cold stress restricts rice growth, development, and yield; howeve...

    Authors: Hualong Liu, Wei Xin, Yinglin Wang, Dezhuang Zhang, Jingguo Wang, Hongliang Zheng, Luomiao Yang, Shoujun Nie and Detang Zou
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:91
  6. Inter- and intraspecific variation in plant traits play an important role in grassland community assembly under global change scenarios. However, explorations of how these variations contribute to the response...

    Authors: Aixia Guo, Xiaoan Zuo, Senxi Zhang, Ya Hu, Ping Yue, Peng Lv, Xiangyun Li, Shenglong Zhao and Qiang Yu
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:90
  7. Refugia is considered to be critical for maintaining biodiversity; while discerning the type and pattern of refugia is pivotal for our understanding of evolutionary processes in the context of conservation. In...

    Authors: Rui Guo, Yong-Hua Zhang, Hua-Jie Zhang, Jacob B. Landis, Xu Zhang, Heng-Chang Wang and Xiao-Hong Yao
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:89
  8. The large and diverse Coffeeae alliance clade of subfamily Ixoroideae (Rubiaceae) consists of 10 tribes, > 90 genera, and > 2000 species. Previous molecular phylogenetics using limited numbers of markers were ...

    Authors: Sara Getachew Amenu, Neng Wei, Lei Wu, Oyetola Oyebanji, Guangwan Hu, Yadong Zhou and Qingfeng Wang
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:88
  9. Genomic selection is a powerful tool in plant breeding. By building a prediction model using a training set with markers and phenotypes, genomic estimated breeding values (GEBVs) can be used as predictions of ...

    Authors: Avjinder S. Kaler, Larry C. Purcell, Timothy Beissinger and Jason D. Gillman
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:87
  10. Helicteres angustifolia has long been used in Chinese traditional medicine. It has multiple pharmacological benefits, including anti-inflammatory, anti-viral and anti-tumor effects. Its main active chemicals inc...

    Authors: Yuying Huang, Wenli An, Zerui Yang, Chunzhu Xie, Shanshan Liu, Ting Zhan, Huaigeng Pan and Xiasheng Zheng
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:86
  11. For better understanding the mechanism of Reaumuria soongarica community formation in a salt stressed grassland ecosystem, we designed a field experiment to test how leaves salt secretion changes the competitive ...

    Authors: Chang-shun Wang, Hui-qing Wang, Wei Wang, Cun-zhu Liang, Hua-min Liu and Li-xin Wang
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:85
  12. Certain Fusarium exometabolites have been reported to inhibit seed germination of the cereal-parasitizing witchweed, Striga hermonthica, in vitro. However, it is unknown if these exometabolites will consistently ...

    Authors: Williams Oyifioda Anteyi, Iris Klaiber and Frank Rasche
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:84
  13. Wheat powdery mildew, caused by Blumeria graminis f. sp. tritici (Bgt), is an important disease affecting wheat production. Planting resistant cultivars is an effective, safe, and economical method to control the...

    Authors: Junmei Wang, Yahong Li, Fei Xu, Hongxing Xu, Zihang Han, Lulu Liu and Yuli Song
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:83
  14. Golden 2-Like (G2-like) transcription factors play an important role in plant development. However, the roles of these G2-like regulatory genes in response to abiotic stresses in tomato are not well understood.

    Authors: Zi-yu Wang, Shuang Zhao, Jun-fang Liu, Hai-yan Zhao, Xu-ying Sun, Tai-ru Wu, Tong Pei, Yue Wang, Qi-feng Liu, Huan-huan Yang, He Zhang, Jing-bin Jiang, Jing-fu Li, Ting-ting Zhao and Xiang-yang Xu
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:82
  15. Canopy architecture is critical in determining the light environment and subsequently the photosynthetic productivity of fruit crops. Numerous CCT domain-containing genes are crucial for plant adaptive respons...

    Authors: Zheng Liu, Jia-Li Liu, Lin An, Tao Wu, Li Yang, Yin-Sheng Cheng, Xian-Shuang Nie and Zhong-Qi Qin
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:81
  16. Plants in cliff habitats may evolve specific reproductive strategies to cope with harsh environments, and unraveling these reproductive characteristics can improve our understanding of survival strategies and ...

    Authors: Yuan-Mi Wu, Xue-Li Shen, Ling Tong, Feng-Wei Lei, Xiao-Fei Xia, Xian-Yun Mu and Zhi-Xiang Zhang
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:80
  17. Anthocyanins have distinct biological functions in plant coloring, plant defense against strong light, UV irradiation, and pathogen infection. Aromatic hydroxyl groups and ortho-dihydroxyl groups in anthocyani...

    Authors: Yan Zhou, Muhammad Ali Mumtaz, Yonghao Zhang, Zhuang Yang, Yuanyuan Hao, Huangying Shu, Jie Zhu, Wenlong Bao, Shanhan Cheng, Guopeng Zhu and Zhiwei Wang
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:79
  18. Glucosinolates (GSLs) play important roles in defending against exogenous damage and regulating physiological activities in plants. However, GSL accumulation patterns and molecular regulation mechanisms are la...

    Authors: Tianyi Zhang, Rui Liu, Jinyu Zheng, Zirong Wang, Tian’e Gao, Miaomiao Qin, Xiangyang Hu, Yuanyuan Wang, Shu Yang and Tao Li
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:78
  19. Structural variants (SVs) constitute a large proportion of the genomic variation that results in phenotypic variation in plants. However, they are still a largely unexplored feature in most plant genomes. Here...

    Authors: Ao Li, Ai Liu, Shuang Wu, Kunjing Qu, Hongyin Hu, Jinli Yang, Nawal Shrestha, Jianquan Liu and Guangpeng Ren
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:77
  20. Eucalyptus spp. are candidates for phytoremediation in heavy metal (HM)-polluted soils as they can adapt to harsh environments, grow rapidly, and have good economic value. Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) are t...

    Authors: Xinyang Wang, Jingwei Liang, Ziyi Liu, Yuxuan Kuang, Lina Han, Hui Chen, Xianan Xie, Wentao Hu and Ming Tang
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:76
  21. Plastome (Plastid genome) sequences provide valuable markers for surveying evolutionary relationships and population genetics of plant species. Papilionoideae (papilionoids) has different nucleotide and struct...

    Authors: Mahtab Moghaddam, Atsushi Ohta, Motoki Shimizu, Ryohei Terauchi and Shahrokh Kazempour-Osaloo
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:75
  22. Ratooning in sugarcane is a crucial strategy for ensuring the long-term sustainability of the sugarcane industry. Knowledge gap relating to the interaction between rhizosphere microbiome and ratooning crop, pa...

    Authors: Abdullah Khan, Hongtao Jiang, Junyao Bu, Muhammad Adnan, Syeda Wajeeha Gillani and Muqing Zhang
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:74
  23. Chitosan has shown potential for the control of Fusarium head blight (FHB) disease caused by Fusarium graminearum. The objective of this study was to compare the effect of chitosan hydrochloride applied pre- or p...

    Authors: Myriam Deshaies, Nadia Lamari, Carl K. Y. Ng, Patrick Ward and Fiona M. Doohan
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:73
  24. Maize (Zea mays L. ssp. mays) was domesticated from teosinte (Zea mays ssp. parviglumis) about 9000 years ago in southwestern Mexico and adapted to a range of environments worldwide. Researchers have depicted the...

    Authors: Gen Xu, Xuan Zhang, Wenkang Chen, Renyu Zhang, Zhi Li, Weiwei Wen, Marilyn L. Warburton, Jiansheng Li, Huihui Li and Xiaohong Yang
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:72
  25. Calcium (Ca) deficiency can cause apple bitter pit, reduce the quality and shelf life. WRKY transcription factors play essential role in plant response to multiple disorders. However, the underlying mechanisms...

    Authors: Chen Sun, Weiwei Zhang, Haiyong Qu, Longfei Yan, Lixia Li, Yuqi Zhao, Hongqiang Yang, Hua Zhang, Gaifang Yao and Kangdi Hu
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:71
  26. Seed germination is a crucial process, which determines the initiation of seed plant life cycle. The early events during this important life cycle transition that called early seed germination is defined as in...

    Authors: Haoxuan Li, Xiaozheng Li, Guanjie Wang, Jianhua Zhang and Guanqun Wang
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:70
  27. Coffea arabica L. is an economically important agricultural crop and the most popular beverage worldwide. As a perennial crop with recalcitrant seed, conservation of the genetic resources of coffee can be achiev...

    Authors: Yeshitila Mekbib, Kassahun Tesfaye, Xiang Dong, Josphat K. Saina, Guang-Wan Hu and Qing-Feng Wang
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:69
  28. Methyl jasmonate (MeJA) plays a role in improving plant stress tolerance. The molecular mechanisms associated with heat tolerance mediated by MeJA are not fully understood in perennial grass species. The study...

    Authors: Gang Nie, Jie Zhou, Yiwei Jiang, Jie He, Yang Wang, Zongchao Liao, Charlotte Appiah, Dandan Li, Guangyan Feng, Linkai Huang, Xia Wang and Xinquan Zhang
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:68
  29. Codon usage bias (CUB) analysis is an effective method for studying specificity, evolutionary relationships, and mRNA translation and discovering new genes among various species. In general, CUB analysis is ma...

    Authors: Yao Zhang, Zenan Shen, Xiangrui Meng, Liman Zhang, Zhiguo Liu, Mengjun Liu, Fa Zhang and Jin Zhao
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:65
  30. Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) are a group of important symbiotic microorganisms found in ecosystems. Maize is the second most produced food crop globally. To investigate the mechanisms by which mycorrhiza...

    Authors: Junqing Ma, Wenqi Wang, Juan Yang, Shengfeng Qin, Yisen Yang, Chenyu Sun, Gen Pei, Muhammad Zeeshan, Honglin Liao, Lu Liu and Jinghua Huang
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:64
  31. The polyphyletic group of seagrasses shows an evolutionary history from early monocotyledonous land plants to the marine environment. Seagrasses form important coastal ecosystems worldwide and large amounts of...

    Authors: Lukas Pfeifer, Gijs van Erven, Elizabeth A. Sinclair, Carlos M. Duarte, Mirjam A. Kabel and Birgit Classen
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:63
  32. For translational genomics, a roadmap is needed to know the molecular similarities or differences between species, such as model species and crop species. This knowledge is invaluable for the selection of targ...

    Authors: Andreas Hartmann, Oliver Berkowitz, James Whelan and Reena Narsai
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:62
  33. Cotton fiber is an important natural resource for textile industry and an excellent model for cell biology study. Application of glabrous mutant cotton and high-throughput sequencing facilitates the identifica...

    Authors: Xianyan Zou, Faiza Ali, Shuangxia Jin, Fuguang Li and Zhi Wang
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:61
  34. The impacts of increasing nitrogen (N) deposition and overgrazing on terrestrial ecosystems have been continuously hot issues. Grazing exclusion, aimed at restoration of grassland ecosystem function and servic...

    Authors: Mengru Li, Lilong Wang, Junjun Li, Zhenling Peng, Liang Wang, Xinfang Zhang and Shijian Xu
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:60
  35. Sucrose, the major product of photosynthesis and the primary sugar transported as a soluble carbohydrate via the phloem, is a critical determinant for harvest yield in wheat crops. Sucrose-phosphatase (SPP) ca...

    Authors: Fanli Jing, Yongping Miao, Peipei Zhang, Tao Chen, Yuan Liu, Jingfu Ma, Mengfei Li and Delong Yang
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:58
  36. Elymus breviaristatus and Elymus sinosubmuticus are perennial herbs, not only morphologically similar but also sympatric distribution. The genome composition of E. sinosubmuticus has not been reported, and the re...

    Authors: Lu Tan, Qing-Xiang Huang, Yang Song, Dan-Dan Wu, Yi-Ran Cheng, Chang-Bin Zhang, Li-Na Sha, Xing Fan, Hou-Yang Kang, Yi Wang, Hai-Qin Zhang and Yong-Hong Zhou
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:57
  37. Flowering signals are sensed in plant leaves and transmitted to the shoot apical meristems, where the formation of flowers is initiated. Searches for a diffusible hormone-like signaling entity (“florigen”) wen...

    Authors: Olga Tsoy and Arcady Mushegian
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:56
  38. Tea plants originated in southwestern China. Guizhou Plateau is an original center of tea plants, and is rich in germplasm resources. However, the genetic diversity, population structure and distribution chara...

    Authors: Zhifei Zhao, Qinfei Song, Dingchen Bai, Suzhen Niu, Yingqin He, Dahe Qiao, Zhengwu Chen, Caiyun Li, Jing Luo and Fang Li
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:55
  39. Seedling stage plant biomass is usually used as an auxiliary trait to study plant growth and development or stress adversities. However, few molecular markers and candidate genes of seedling biomass-related tr...

    Authors: Daowu Hu, Shoupu He, Yinhua Jia, Mian Faisal Nazir, Gaofei Sun, Xiaoli Geng, Zhaoe Pan, Liru Wang, Baojun Chen, Hongge Li, Yuting Ge, Baoyin Pang and Xiongming Du
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:54
  40. Salinization of soil is an urgent problem that restricts agroforestry production and environmental protection. Substantial accumulation of metal ions or highly alkaline soil alters plant metabolites and may ev...

    Authors: Qi Chen, Huansong Xie, Guanyun Wei, Xiaorui Guo, Jian Zhang, Xueyan Lu and Zhonghua Tang
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:53
  41. A puzzle in evolution is the understanding of how the environment might drive subtle phenotypic variation, and whether this variation is adaptive. Under the neutral evolutionary theory, subtle phenotypes are a...

    Authors: Ulises Rosas, Elisa Sofía Fuentes-Pérez, Cristian R. Cervantes, Estela Sandoval-Zapotitla, Itzel Santiago-Sandoval, Salvador Arias and Jerónimo Reyes-Santiago
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:52

    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:100

  42. The Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau is experiencing rapid climate warming, which may further affect plant growth. However, little is known about the plant physiological response to climate change.

    Authors: Haiyan Xu, Lisha Li, Nan Mao, Zipeng Gan, Shouye Xue, Xiaoming Li, Bo Zhang, Guimin Liu and Xiaodong Wu
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:51

    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:67

  43. Simao pine is one of the primary economic tree species for resin and timber production in southwest China. The exploitation and utilization of Simao pine are constrained by the relatively lacking of genetic in...

    Authors: Dawei Wang, Lin Yang, Chen Shi, Siguang Li, Hongyan Tang, Chengzhong He, Nianhui Cai, Anan Duan and Hede Gong
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:48
  44. Land plants respond to drought and salinity by employing multitude of sophisticated mechanisms with physiological and developmental consequences. Abscisic acid-mediated signaling pathways have evolved as land ...

    Authors: Lee Mei Ng, Shinichiro Komaki, Hideyuki Takahashi, Takashi Yamano, Hideya Fukuzawa and Takashi Hashimoto
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:46
  45. The genus Erianthus, which belongs to the “Saccharum complex”, includes C4 warm-season grasses. Erianthus species are widely distributed throughout Southeast Asia, East Asia and South Asia. Erianthus arundinaceus

    Authors: Shin-ichi Tsuruta, Suparat Srithawong, Suchirat Sakuanrungsirikul, Masumi Ebina, Makoto Kobayashi, Yoshifumi Terajima, Amarawan Tippayawat and Werapon Ponragdee
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:45

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