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  1. To reveal the key genes involved in the phenylpropanoid pathway, which ultimately governs the fragrance of Rhododendron fortunei, we performed a comprehensive transcriptome and metabolomic analysis of the petals ...

    Authors: Guoxia Yang, Yi Qin, Yonghong Jia, Xiaohong Xie, Dongbin Li, Baoxin Jiang, Qu Wang, Siyu Feng and Yueyan Wu
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:8
  2. Genome wide association (GWA) studies demonstrate linkages between genetic variants and traits of interest. Here, we tested associations between single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in rice (Oryza sativa) and t...

    Authors: Meredith T. Hanlon, Phanchita Vejchasarn, Jenna E. Fonta, Hannah M. Schneider, Susan R. McCouch and Kathleen M. Brown
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:6
  3. Fruit flesh colour is not only an important commodity attribute of eggplant but is also closely related to maturity. However, very little is known about its formation mechanism in eggplant.

    Authors: Tao Tao, Wei Hu, Yang Yang, Min Zou, Shanshan Zhou, Shibing Tian and Yongqing Wang
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:5
  4. Crops are under constant pressure due to global warming, which unfolds at a much faster pace than their ability to adapt through evolution. Agronomic traits are linked to cytoplasmic-nuclear genome interaction...

    Authors: Ioana V. Ardelean, Loredana Bălăcescu, Oana Sicora, Ovidiu Bălăcescu, Lia Mladin, Voichița Haș and Mihai Miclăuș
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:4
  5. Lettuce (Lactuca sativa L.) is considered the most important vegetable in the leafy vegetable group. However, bolting affects quality, gives it a bitter taste, and as a result makes it inedible. Bolting is an eve...

    Authors: Aboozar Soorni, Marzieh Karimi, Batoul Al Sharif and Khashayar Habibi
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:3

    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:29

  6. Methane (CH4) and brassinosteroids (BRs) are important signaling molecules involved in a variety of biological processes in plants.

    Authors: Yihua Li, Jun Hua, Xuemei Hou, Nana Qi, Changxia Li, Chunlei Wang, Yandong Yao, Dengjing Huang, Hongsheng Zhang and Weibiao Liao
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:2
  7. Gastrodia elata Bl. f. glauca, a perennial herb of G.elata Bl. in Orchidaceae, is one of the most valuable traditional Chinese medicines. G. elata Bl. is a chlorophyll-free myco-heterotrophic plant, which must r...

    Authors: En Yu, Yugang Gao, Yaqi Li, Pu Zang, Yan Zhao and Zhongmei He
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:621
  8. Protein, starch, amylose and total soluble sugars are basic metabolites of seed that influence the eating, cooking and nutritional qualities of rice. Chlorophyll is responsible for the absorption and utilizati...

    Authors: D. K. Nayak, S. Sahoo, S. R. Barik, P. Sanghamitra, S. Sangeeta, E. Pandit, K. R. Reshmi Raj, N. Basak and S. K. Pradhan
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:620
  9. The greatest contribution of the Silk Road is to communicate among different countries and nationalities, and promote two-way cultural exchanges between the East and the West. We now have clearer understanding...

    Authors: Guangyan Wang, Qian Chen, Ya Yang, Yuanwen Duan and Yongping Yang
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:619

    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:71

  10. During the last few decades, the diverse sources of resistance, several genes and QTLs for spot blotch resistance have been identified. However, a large set of germplasm lines are still unexplored that have th...

    Authors: Suneel Kumar, Anjan Kumar Pradhan, Uttam Kumar, Guriqbal Singh Dhillon, Satinder Kaur, Neeraj Budhlakoti, Dwijesh Chandra Mishra, Amit Kumar Singh, Rakesh Singh, Jyoti Kumari, Vikas V. Kumaran, Vinod Kumar Mishra, Pradeep Kumar Bhati, Saikat Das, Ramesh Chand, Kuldeep Singh…
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:618
  11. The increase in the human consumption of fish results in the production of organic fish wastes (FW). For enhanced soil fertility and plant growth at a lower cost and without the negative impacts of chemical fe...

    Authors: Reda E. Abdelhameed and Rabab A. Metwally
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:617
  12. WRKY transcription factors play pivotal roles in regulating plant multiple abiotic stress tolerance, however, a genome-wide systematical analysis of WRKY genes in sweetpotato is still missing.

    Authors: Siyuan Liu, Chengbin Zhang, Fen Guo, Qing Sun, Jing Yu, Tingting Dong, Xin Wang, Weihan Song, Zongyun Li, Xiaoqing Meng and Mingku Zhu
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:616

    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:42

  13. Drought stress limits the production of soybean [Glycine max (L.) Merr.], which is the most grown high-value legume crop worldwide. Breeding for drought tolerance is a difficult endeavor and understanding the gen...

    Authors: Aamir Saleem, Isabel Roldán-Ruiz, Jonas Aper and Hilde Muylle
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:615
  14. Uniconazole is an effective plant growth regulator that can be used in banana cultivation to promote dwarfing and enhance lodging resistance. However, the mechanisms underlying banana dwarfing induced by unico...

    Authors: Liuyan Qin, Chaosheng Li, Chenglin Guo, Liping Wei, Dandan Tian, Baoshen Li, Di Wei, Wei Zhou, Shengfeng Long, Zhangfei He, Sumei Huang and Shaolong Wei
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:614
  15. Fragaria nilgerrensis, which is a diploid wild strawberry with excellent drought-resistance, would provide useful candidate genes for improving drought resistance of cultivated strawberry. So far, its molecular ...

    Authors: Qiang Cao, Lin Huang, Jiamin Li, Peng Qu, Pang Tao, M. James C. Crabbe, Ticao Zhang and Qin Qiao
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:613
  16. Phytochromes are important photoreceptors in plants, and play essential roles in photomorphogenesis. The functions of PhyA and PhyB in plants have been fully analyzed, while those of PhyC in plant are not well...

    Authors: Xiaoli Lin, Yongping Huang, Yuchun Rao, Linjuan Ouyang, Dahu Zhou, Changlan Zhu, Junru Fu, Chunlian Chen, Jianhua Yin, Jianmin Bian, Haohua He, Guoxing Zou and Jie Xu
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:612
  17. Betulaceae is a relatively small but morphologically diverse family, with many species having important economic and ecological values. Although plastome structure of Betulaceae has been reported sporadically,...

    Authors: Zhen Yang, Wenxu Ma, Xiaohong Yang, Lujun Wang, Tiantian Zhao, Lisong Liang, Guixi Wang and Qinghua Ma
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:611
  18. Lysine-ε-acetylation (Kac) is a reversible post-translational modification that plays important roles during plant-pathogen interactions. Some pathogens can deliver secreted effectors encoding acetyltransferas...

    Authors: Jianfei Guo, Zhigang Ma, Ce Deng, Junqiang Ding and Yuxiao Chang
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:610
  19. Anthocyanins are widely applied as a marker for haploid identification after haploid induction in maize. However, the factors affecting anthocyanin biosynthesis in immature embryos and the genes regulating thi...

    Authors: Chen Chen, Yuling Zhang, Xiuyi Fu, Chuanyong Chen, Shanshan Wu, Chunyuan Zhang, Huasheng Zhang, Yiyao Chang, Shaojiang Chen, Jiuran Zhao, Chenxu Liu and Yuandong Wang
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:609
  20. Kernel size-related traits, including kernel length (KL), kernel width (KW), kernel diameter ratio (KDR) and kernel thickness (KT), are critical determinants for wheat kernel weight and yield and highly govern...

    Authors: Jingfu Ma, Yuan Liu, Peipei Zhang, Tao Chen, Tian Tian, Peng Wang, Zhuo Che, Fahimeh Shahinnia and Delong Yang
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:607
  21. Small RNAs (sRNA) are potent regulators of gene expression that can diffuse short distances between cells and move long distances through plant vasculature. However, the degree to which sRNA silencing signals ...

    Authors: Mark A. A. Minow, Viktoriya Coneva, Victoria Lesy, Max Misyura and Joseph Colasanti
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:606
  22. Heteroplexis Chang is an endangered genus endemic to China with important ecological and medicinal value. However, due to the lack of genetic data, our conservation strategies have repeatedly been delayed by con...

    Authors: Na Duan, Lili Deng, Ying Zhang, YanCai Shi and Bingbing Liu
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:605
  23. Quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa Willd.) is a herb within the Quinoa subfamily of Amaranthaceae, with remarkable environmental adaptability. Its edible young leaves and grains are rich in protein, amino acids, microorg...

    Authors: Tingzhi Huang, Xuesong Zhang, Qianchao Wang, Yirui Guo, Heng Xie, Li Li, Ping Zhang, Junna Liu and Peng Qin
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:604
  24. Abscisic acid (ABA) is an important stress hormone, the changes of abscisic acid content can alter plant tolerance to stress, abscisic acid is crucial for studying plant responses to abiotic stress. The abscis...

    Authors: Xiaoyu Liu, Yupeng Cui, Ruiqin Kang, Hong Zhang, Hui Huang, Yuqian Lei, Yapeng Fan, Yuexin Zhang, Jing Wang, Nan Xu, Mingge Han, Xixian Feng, Kesong Ni, Tiantian Jiang, Cun Rui, Liangqing Sun…
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:603
  25. Soil salt stress is a problem in the world, which turns into one of the main limiting factors hindering maize production. Salinity significantly affects root physiological processes in maize plants. There are ...

    Authors: Dandan Hu, Rongfa Li, Shuting Dong, Jiwang Zhang, Bin Zhao, Baizhao Ren, Hao Ren, Haiyan Yao, Ziqiang Wang and Peng Liu
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:602
  26. Arabinogalactan proteins (AGPs) are extracellular matrix constituents involved in plant response to fungal infection. The aim of the current study was to investigate the antifungal effect of AGPs ex situ and t...

    Authors: Agata Leszczuk, Adrian Zając, Justyna Cybulska, Dawid Stefaniuk and Artur Zdunek
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:600
  27. Karyotype dynamics driven by chromosomal rearrangements has long been considered as a fundamental question in the evolutionary genetics. Saccharum spontaneum, the most primitive and complex species in the genus S...

    Authors: Zhuang Meng, Fei Wang, Quanliang Xie, Rong Li, Haitao Shen and Hongbin Li
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:599
  28. Juglans regia L. is an important nut tree that has a wide range of distribution in temperate regions of the world. In some walnut orchards, walnut blight can become a problematic disease that affects the growth o...

    Authors: Qian Zhang, Meixuan Li, Guiyan Yang, Xiaoqiang Liu, Zhongdong Yu and Shaobing Peng
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:598
  29. Posttranscriptional processing of precursor mRNAs contributes to transcriptome and protein diversity and gene regulatory mechanisms in eukaryotes. However, this posttranscriptional mechanism has not been studi...

    Authors: Xiaojiao Chen, Yue Yao Tang, Haodong Yin, Xue Sun, Xiaoqian Zhang and Nianjun Xu
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:597
  30. Late embryogenesis abundant (LEA) proteins are widely distributed in higher plants and play crucial roles in regulating plant growth and development processes and resisting abiotic stress. Cultivated tomato (Sola...

    Authors: Chunping Jia, Bin Guo, Baike Wang, Xin Li, Tao Yang, Ning Li, Juan Wang and Qinghui Yu
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:596

    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:57

  31. Mangroves possess substantial ecological, social, and economic functions in tropical and subtropical coastal wetlands. Kandelia obovata is the most cold-resistance species among mangrove plants, with a widespread...

    Authors: Xing Liu, Xiang Lu, Sheng Yang, Yu Liu, Wenqing Wang, Xin Wei, Hongjiu Ji, Bo Zhang, Wenzhen Xin, Junxiu Wen, Jinwang Wang and Qiuxia Chen
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:593
  32. Nitraria sibirica Pall. is a halophytic shrub with strong environmental adaptability that can survive in extremely saline-alkali and drought-impacted environments. Gene expression analysis aids in the exploration...

    Authors: Aishuang Hu, Xiuyan Yang, Jianfeng Zhu, Xiuping Wang, Jiaxin Liu, Jiping Wang, Haiwen Wu, Huilong Zhang and Huaxin Zhang
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:592
  33. We evaluated root system architecture (RSA) of a set of 58 historical spring wheat cultivars from Pakistan representing 105 years of selection breeding. The evaluations were carried out under control and water...

    Authors: Saman Maqbool, Suhaib Ahmad, Zarnishal Kainat, Muhammad Ibrar Khan, Ammarah Maqbool, Muhammad Adeel Hassan, Awais Rasheed and Zhonghu He
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:590
  34. Ornamental trees with seasonally-dependent leaf color, such as Acer palmatum, have gained worldwide popularity. Leaf color is a main determinant of the ornamental and economic value of A. palmatum. However, the m...

    Authors: Lu Zhu, Jing Wen, Qiuyue Ma, Kunyuan Yan, Yiming Du, Zhu Chen, Xiaoyu Lu, Jie Ren, Yuelan Wang, Shushun Li and Qianzhong Li
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:589
  35. Sparganium (Typhaceae) is a widespread temperate genus of ecologically important aquatic plants. Previous reconstructions of the phylogenetic relationships among Sparganium species are incompletely resolved partl...

    Authors: Qiaoyu Zhang, Eugeny A. Belyakov, Alexander G. Lapirov, Yixuan Zhao, Joanna Freeland and Xinwei Xu
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:588
  36. Medicinal plants are an important source for treatment of diseases in many countries. Today, controlling the quality of the products of medicinal plants is an important task. Customer health may be in danger d...

    Authors: Fahimeh Koohdar and Masoud Sheidai
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:587
  37. ASR (abscisic acid-, stress-, and ripening-induced) gene family plays a crucial role in responding to abiotic stresses in plants. However, the roles of ASR genes protecting plants against high salt and drought st...

    Authors: Yu Zhang, Huijun Ma, Tianchang Zhou, Zhenyu Zhu, Yue Zhang, Xin Zhao and Chao Wang
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:586
  38. Cold stress adversely influences rapeseeds (Brassica napus L.) growth and yield during winter and spring seasons. Hydrogen (H2) is a potential gasotransmitter that is used to enhance tolerance against abiotic str...

    Authors: Pengfei Cheng, Liying Feng, Shuoyu Zhang, Longna Li, Rongzhan Guan, Weihua Long, Zhihui Xian, Jiefu Zhang and Wenbiao Shen
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:585
  39. Proline (Pro) and hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) play a critical role in plants during drought adaptation. Genetic mapping for drought-induced Pro and H2O2 production under field conditions is very limited in crop plan...

    Authors: Mohammad Kamruzzaman, Mekides Abebe Beyene, Md Nurealam Siddiqui, Agim Ballvora, Jens Léon and Ali Ahmad Naz
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:584
  40. Multiple organellar RNA editing factor (MORF) genes play key roles in chloroplast developmental processes by mediating RNA editing of Cytosine-to-Uracil conversion. However, the function of MORF genes in peach (P...

    Authors: Aidi Zhang, Yuhong Xiong, Jing Fang, Kangchen Liu, Huixiang Peng and Xiujun Zhang
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:583
  41. Autotetraploid rice is a useful germplasm for the breeding of polyploid rice; however, low fertility is a major hindrance for its utilization. Neo-tetraploid rice with high fertility was developed from the cro...

    Authors: Nabieu Kamara, Zijun Lu, Yamin Jiao, Lianjun Zhu, Jinwen Wu, Zhixiong Chen, Lan Wang, Xiangdong Liu and Muhammad Qasim Shahid
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:582
  42. Salinity tolerance in wheat is imperative for improving crop genetic capacity in response to the expanding phenomenon of soil salinization. However, little is known about the genetic foundation underlying sali...

    Authors: Saeideh Javid, Mohammad Reza Bihamta, Mansour Omidi, Ali Reza Abbasi, Hadi Alipour and Pär K. Ingvarsson
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:581
  43. Characterization of the key factors determining gene expression level has been of significant interest. Previous studies on the relationship among evolutionary rates, codon usage bias, and expression level mos...

    Authors: Jing Hao, Yingyi Liang, Jingyao Ping, Jinye Li, Wanxin Shi, Yingjuan Su and Ting Wang
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:580
  44. Taxus is a rare gymnosperm plant that is the sole producer of the anticancer drug paclitaxel. The growth and development of Taxus is affected by environmental factors such as light. However, little is known about...

    Authors: Taotao Li, Bingbing Li, Chunli Liao, Huamin Zhang, Lianzhe Wang, Taotao Fu, Shouyu Xue, Tao Sun, Xiaolan Xu, Xin Fan, Le Li, Genglin Liu, Fengling Yang and Xuan Ma
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:577

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