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  1. The establishment of mycorrhizal relationships between a fungus and a plant typically enhances nutrient and water uptake for the latter while securing a carbon source for the fungus. However, under a particula...

    Authors: Thais Guillen-Otero, Soon-Jae Lee, Dietrich Hertel and Michael Kessler
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:103
  2. Polyphenol oxidases (PPOs) are type-3 copper enzymes and are involved in many biological processes. However, the potential functions of PPOs in pollination are not fully understood. In this work, we have scree...

    Authors: Xuemei Wei, Keliang Tao, Zhengmei Liu, Boyuan Qin, Jie Su, Yanbi Luo, Chunwen Zhao, Jugou Liao and Junpeng Zhang
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:102
  3. The cultivation of bananas encounters substantial obstacles, particularly due to the detrimental effects of cold stress on their growth and productivity. A potential remedy that has gained attention is the uti...

    Authors: Yumeng Liu, Yujia Li, Anbang Wang, Zhuye Xu, Chunfang Li, Zuo Wang, Borui Guo, Yan Chen, Fenling Tang and Jingyang Li
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:101
  4. Flavonoids are plant specialised metabolites, which derive from phenylalanine and acetate metabolism. They possess a variety of beneficial characteristics for plants and humans. Several modification steps in t...

    Authors: Hanna Marie Schilbert, Mareike Busche, Vania Sáez, Andrea Angeli, Bernd Weisshaar, Stefan Martens and Ralf Stracke
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:99
  5. Pine wilt disease (PWD) is a devastating forest disease caused by the pinewood nematode (PWN), Bursaphelenchus xylophilus, a migratory endoparasite that infects several coniferous species. During the last 20 year...

    Authors: Joana M. S. Cardoso, Bruno Manadas, Isabel Abrantes, Lee Robertson, Susana C. Arcos, Maria Teresa Troya, Alfonso Navas and Luís Fonseca
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:98
  6. Eucalyptus was one of the most cultivated hardwood species worldwide, with rapid growth, good wood properties and a wide range of adaptability. Eucalyptus stem undergoes primary growth (longitudinal growth) fo...

    Authors: Fangping Zhou, Haonan Zhang, Shanshan Chen and Chunjie Fan
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:96
  7. Spirodela polyrrhiza is a simple floating aquatic plant with great potential in synthetic biology. Sodium nitroprusside (SNP) stimulates plant development and increases the biomass and flavonoid content in some p...

    Authors: Yamei Zhang, Rong Jia, Tanyue Hui, Yue Hu, Wenjing Wang, Yi Wang, Yong Wang, Yerong Zhu, Lin Yang and Beibei Xiang
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:95
  8. Auxin response factors (ARFs) are critical transcription factors that mediate the auxin signaling pathway and are essential for regulating plant growth. However, there is a lack of understanding regarding the ARF

    Authors: Lin Xu, Ye Liu, Jiaji Zhang, Weihuang Wu, Zhaodong Hao, Shichan He, Yiran Li, Jisen Shi and Jinhui Chen
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:94
  9. Acacia species are economically significant as medicinal plants that have been utilized since ancient times. Acacia modesta has been reported to possess potent antibacterial and antioxidant properties, but its gr...

    Authors: Noura Sh. A. Hagaggi, Usama M. Abdul-Raouf and Tarek A. A. Radwan
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:93
  10. The biochemical and growth changes resulting from exposure of basil (Ocimum basilicum L.) seedlings to silver nanoparticles and silver were investigated. Over a two-week period, seedlings were exposed to differen...

    Authors: Shahla Hashemi Shahraki, Tayebeh Ahmadi, Babak Jamali and Mehdi Rahimi
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:92
  11. Atractylodes chinensis (DC) Koidz., a dicotyledonous and hypogeal germination species, is an important medicinal plant because its rhizome is enriched in sesquiterpenes. The development and production of A. chine...

    Authors: Shanshan Ma, Chengzhen Sun, Wennan Su, Wenjun Zhao, Sai Zhang, Shuyue Su, Boyan Xie, Lijing Kong and Jinshuang Zheng
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:91
  12. Photoperiod, or the length of the day, has a significant impact on the flowering and sex differentiation of photoperiod-sensitive crops. The “miben” pumpkin (the main type of Cucurbita moschata Duch.) is well-kno...

    Authors: Shudan Xue, Hexun Huang, Yingchao Xu, Ling Liu, Qitao Meng, Jitong Zhu, Meijiang Zhou, Hu Du, Chunpeng Yao, Qingmin Jin, Chengrong Nie and Yujuan Zhong
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:90
  13. Geological movements and climatic fluctuations stand as pivotal catalysts driving speciation and phylogenetic evolution. The genus Polyspora Sweet (Theaceae), prominently found across the Malay Archipelagos and I...

    Authors: Zhifeng Fan, Can Gao and Lifang Lin
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:89
  14. Mounting evidence recognizes structural variations (SVs) and repetitive DNA sequences as crucial players in shaping the existing grape phenotypic diversity at intra- and inter-species levels. To deepen our und...

    Authors: Riccardo Aversano, Marina Iovene, Salvatore Esposito, Alberto L’Abbate, Clizia Villano, Ermanno Di Serio, Maria Francesca Cardone, Carlo Bergamini, Riccardo Aiese Cigliano, Vincenzo D’Amelia, Luigi Frusciante and Domenico Carputo
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:88
  15. GOLDEN-like (GLK) transcription factors are central regulators of chloroplast biogenesis in Arabidopsis and other species. Findings from Arabidopsis show that these factors also contribute to photosynthetic ac...

    Authors: Jose M. Muino, Christopher Großmann, Tatjana Kleine and Kerstin Kaufmann
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:87
  16. Onion seeds have limited storage capacity compared to other vegetable seeds. It is crucial to identify the mechanisms that induce tolerance to storage conditions and reduce seed deterioration. To address this ...

    Authors: Reza Kamaei, Mohammad Kafi, Reza Tavakkol Afshari, Saeid Malekzadeh Shafaroudi and Jafar Nabati
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:85
  17. Cinnamomum cassia Presl, classified in the Lauraceae family, is widely used as a spice, but also in medicine, cosmetics, and food. Aroma is an important factor affecting the medicinal and flavoring properties of

    Authors: Shaochang Yao, Xiaoming Tan, Ding Huang, Linshuang Li, Jianhua Chen, Ruhong Ming, Rongshao Huang and Chun Yao
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:84
  18. A sufficient nitrogen supply is crucial for high-quality wheat yields. However, the use of nitrogen fertilization can also negatively influence ecosystems due to leaching or volatile atmospheric emissions. Dro...

    Authors: Stjepan Vukasovic, Andreas H. Eckert, Anna L. Moritz, Christian Borsch, Silvia Rudloff, Rod J. Snowdon and Andreas Stahl
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:83
  19. Wolfberry is well-known for its high nutritional value and medicinal benefits. Due to the continuous ripening nature of Goji berries and the fact that they can be commercially harvested within a few weeks, the...

    Authors: Deshuai Liu, Miao Yuan, Ye Wang, Li Zhang, Wenkong Yao and Mei Feng
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:82
  20. As a xerophytic shrub, forming developed root system dominated with lateral roots is one of the effective strategies for Zygophyllum xanthoxylum to adapt to desert habitat. However, the molecular mechanism of lat...

    Authors: Ying Xing, Chunli Liu, Chuan Zheng, Hong Li and Hongju Yin
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:81
  21. Higher planting densities typically cause a decline in grain weight, limiting the potential for high maize yield. Additionally, variations in grain filling occur at different positions within the maize ear. Ab...

    Authors: Tao Yu, Yuning Xin and Peng Liu
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:80
  22. Guizhou Plateau, as one of the original centers of tea plant, has a profound multi-ethnic cultural heritage and abundant tea germplasm resources. However, the impact of indigenous community factors on the gene...

    Authors: Yihan Wang, Suzhen Niu, Xinyue Deng, Dingchen Bai, Zhengwu Chen, Xiuling Deng and Dejun Huang
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:79
  23. Annexin (ANN) is calcium (Ca2+)-dependent and phospholipid binding protein family, which is involved in plant growth and development and response to various stresses. However, little known about ANN genes were id...

    Authors: Hui Wei, Jinxin Chen, Xingyue Zhang, Zixuan Lu, Bilin Lian, Guoyuan Liu, Yanhong Chen, Fei Zhong, Chunmei Yu and Jian Zhang
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:78
  24. Rhododendron pudingense, firstly discovered in Puding county of Guizhou province in 2020, have adapted to living in rocky fissure habitat, which has important ornamental and economic values. However, the genetic ...

    Authors: Shuang He, Congjun Yuan, Panli Zhang, Haodong Wang, Dali Luo and Xiaoyong Dai
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:77
  25. The growth and ornamental value of chrysanthemums are frequently hindered by aphid attacks. The ethylene-responsive factor (ERF) gene family is pivotal in responding to biotic stress, including insect stress. ...

    Authors: You Wang, Wanwan Zhang, Chaojun Hong, Lisheng Zhai, Xinhui Wang, Lijie Zhou, Aiping Song, Jiafu Jiang, Likai Wang, Fadi Chen and Sumei Chen
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:76
  26. The nucleotide binding site leucine rich repeat (NBLRR) genes significantly regulate defences against phytopathogens in plants. The genome-wide identification and analysis of NBLRR genes have been performed in se...

    Authors: Alexander Balamurugan, Mallana Gowdra Mallikarjuna, Shilpi Bansal, S. Chandra Nayaka, Hosahatti Rajashekara, Tara Satyavathi Chellapilla and Ganesan Prakash
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:75
  27. Management of nitrogen (N) fertilizer is a critical factor that can improve maize (Zea mays L.) production. On the other hand, high volatilization losses of N also pollute the air. A field experiment was establis...

    Authors: Khadim Dawar, Atif Dawar, Muhammad Tariq, Ishaq Ahmad Mian, Asim Muhammad, Laiba Farid, Shadman Khan, Kashif Khan, Shah Fahad, Subhan Danish, Abdullah Ahmed Al-Ghamdi, Mohamed S. Elshikh and Muhammad Tahzeeb-ul-Hassan
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:74
  28. Sphaeropteris brunoniana and Alsophila latebrosa are both old relict and rare tree ferns, which have experienced the constant changes of climate and environment. However, little is known about their high-quality ...

    Authors: Yang Peng, Zhen Wang, Minghui Li, Ting Wang and Yingjuan Su
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:73
  29. Melatonin plays important roles in multiple stress responses; however, the downstream signaling pathway and molecular mechanism remain unclear. This study aimed to elucidate the transcriptional regulation of m...

    Authors: Xiaoxu Yang, Dajun Liu, Chang Liu, Mengdi Li, Zhishan Yan, Yu Zhang and Guojun Feng
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:72
  30. Satellite repeats are one of the most rapidly evolving components in eukaryotic genomes and play vital roles in genome regulation, genome evolution, and speciation. As a consequence, the composition, abundance...

    Authors: Jiarui Liu, Xinyi Lin, Xiaojie Wang, Liqing Feng, Shixin Zhu, Runmeng Tian, Jingping Fang, Aifen Tao, Pingping Fang, Jianmin Qi, Liwu Zhang, Yongji Huang and Jiantang Xu
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:71
  31. The genus Sanicula L. is a unique perennial herb that holds important medicinal values. Although the previous studies on Sanicula provided us with a good research basis, its taxonomic system and interspecific rel...

    Authors: Bo-Ni Song, Chang-Kun Liu, An-Qi Zhao, Rong-Ming Tian, Deng-Feng Xie, Yu-Lin Xiao, Huai Chen, Song-Dong Zhou and Xing-Jin He
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:70
  32. The early allopolyploid Brassica napus was a hybrid of two Brassica species, that had undergone a whole genome duplication event followed by genome restructuring, including deletions and small scale duplications....

    Authors: Hongbo Liu, Jinbo Zhu, Bingxin Zhang, Qingyang Li, Cui Liu, Qian Huang and Peng Cui
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:69
  33. Papaya (Carica papaya) is an economically important fruit cultivated in the tropical and subtropical regions of China. However, the rapid softening rate after postharvest leads to a short shelf-life and considera...

    Authors: Shengnan Zhu, Yuxing Mo, Yuyao Yang, Shiqi Liang, Shuqi Xian, Zixin Deng, Miaoyu Zhao, Shuyi Liu and Kaidong Liu
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:68
  34. Tobacco mosaic virus (TMV) is a widely distributed viral disease that threatens many vegetables and horticultural species. Using the resistance gene N which induces a hypersensitivity reaction, is a common strate...

    Authors: Xuebo Wang, Zhan Shen, Caiyue Li, Yalin Bai, Yangyang Li, Wenhui Zhang, Zunqiang Li, Caihong Jiang, Lirui Cheng, Aiguo Yang and Dan Liu
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:67
  35. Gentiana macrophylla is one of Chinese herbal medicines in which 4 kinds of iridoids or secoiridoids, such as loganic acid, sweroside, swertiamarin, and gentiopicroside, are identified as the dominant medicinal s...

    Authors: Yangyang Yin, Huanhuan Fu, Fakai Mi, Ye Yang, Yaomin Wang, Zhe Li, Yihan He and Zhenggang Yue
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:66
  36. Drought and salinity stress have been proposed as the main environmental factors threatening food security, as they adversely affect crops' agricultural productivity. As a potential solution, the application o...

    Authors: Saeedeh Zarbakhsh, Ali Reza Shahsavar, Ali Afaghi and Mirza Hasanuzzaman
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:65
  37. Corynespora leaf spot is a common leaf disease occurring in sesame, and the disease causes leaf yellowing and even shedding, which affects the growth quality of sesame. At present, the mechanism of sesame resista...

    Authors: Min Jia, Yunxia Ni, Hui Zhao, Xintao Liu, Wenqing Yan, Xinbei Zhao, Jing Wang, Bipo He and Hongyan Liu
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:64
  38. Salinity stress adversely affects agricultural productivity by disrupting water uptake, causing nutrient imbalances, and leading to ion toxicity. Excessive salts in the soil hinder crops root growth and damage...

    Authors: Ping Huang, Shoucheng Huang, Yuhan Ma, Subhan Danish, Misbah Hareem, Asad Syed, Abdallah M. Elgorban, Rajalakshmanan Eswaramoorthy and Ling Shing Wong
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:63
  39. Nectar guide trichomes play crucial ecological roles in bee-pollinated flowers, as they serve as footholds and guides for foraging bees to access the floral rewards. However, the genetic basis of natural varia...

    Authors: Hongfei Chen and Yao-Wu Yuan
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:62
  40. Leaf coloration in plants, attributed to anthocyanin compounds, plays a crucial role in various physiological functions, and also for pharmaceutical and horticultural uses. However, the molecular mechanisms go...

    Authors: Shusong Li, Yuqing Yang, Jie Yu, Hong Zhou, Zhiwei Hou and Xiling Wang
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:61
  41. With the increasing consumer awareness of the strong relationship between food and health, flax became a promising functional food due to its bioactive nutraceutical composition. Intra-specific crosses of eigh...

    Authors: Mozhgan Abtahi and Aghafakhr Mirlohi
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:60
  42. Applying cold discharge plasma can potentially alter plants' germination characteristics by triggering their physiological activities. As a main crop in many countries, soybean was examined in the present stud...

    Authors: Khadijeh Sayahi, Amir Hossein Sari, Aidin Hamidi, Bahareh Nowruzi and Farshid Hassani
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:59
  43. Watermelon mosaic virus (WMV) is one of the most prevalent viruses affecting melon worldwide. Recessive resistance to WMV in melon has previously been reported in the African accession TGR-1551. Moreover, the...

    Authors: María López-Martín, Javier Montero-Pau, Guillem Ylla, María Luisa Gómez-Guillamón, Belén Picó and Ana Pérez-de-Castro
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:58
  44. γ -aminobutyric acid (GABA) is closely related to the growth, development and stress resistance of plants. Combined with the previous study of GABA to promote the cotton against abiotic stresses, the character...

    Authors: Juyun Zheng, Zeliang Zhang, Nala Zhang, Yajun Liang, Zhaolong Gong, Junhao Wang, Allah Ditta, Zhiwei Sang, Junduo Wang and Xueyuan Li
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:57
  45. Salvia verticillata L. is a well-known herb rich in rosmarinic acid (RA) and with therapeutic values. To better understand the possible roles of phytohormones in the production of phenolic acids in S. verticilla...

    Authors: Nosrat Rahmani and Tayebeh Radjabian
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:56
  46. This study examines the biological implications of an overlap between two sequences in the Arabidopsis genome, the 3’UTR of the PHOT2 gene and a putative AT5G58150 gene, encoded on the complementary strand. AT5G5...

    Authors: Justyna Łabuz, Agnieszka Katarzyna Banaś, Piotr Zgłobicki, Aneta Bażant, Olga Sztatelman, Aleksandra Giza, Hanna Lasok, Aneta Prochwicz, Anna Kozłowska-Mroczek, Urszula Jankowska and Paweł Hermanowicz
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:55
  47. The application of nano fertilizers is one of the hotspots in current agricultural production. In this study, nano silicon materials were mixed with compound fertilizers to make nano silicon fertilizer. The ef...

    Authors: Min Yang, Shuang Chen, Kui Chao, Cexun Ji and Yan Shi
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:54
  48. Paclobutrazol is widely used in the agricultural field. This study investigated the effects of seed priming with different concentrations of paclobutrazol on seedling quality, 2-acetyl-1-pyrroline (2-AP, a key...

    Authors: Yingying Zhang, Zhenzhen He, Pipeng Xing, Haowen Luo, Zhuosheng Yan and Xiangru Tang
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:53

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