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  1. Angelica sinensis (Oliv.) Diels (A. sinensis) is a Chinese herb grown in different geographical locations. It contains numerous active components with therapeutic value. Rhizosphere microbiomes affect various asp...

    Authors: Lei Zhu, Hui Yan, Gui-sheng Zhou, Chun-hao Jiang, Pei Liu, Guang Yu, Sheng Guo, Qi-Nan Wu and Jin-ao Duan

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2021 21:285

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  2. Identifying genes involved in salt tolerance in the recretohalophyte Limonium bicolor could facilitate the breeding of crops with enhanced salt tolerance. Here we cloned the previously uncharacterized gene LbHLH ...

    Authors: Xi Wang, Yingli Zhou, Yanyu Xu, Baoshan Wang and Fang Yuan

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2021 21:284

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  3. Sesame is a rare example of non-model and minor crop for which numerous genetic loci and candidate genes underlying features of interest have been disclosed at relatively high resolution. These progresses have...

    Authors: Muez Berhe, Komivi Dossa, Jun You, Pape Adama Mboup, Idrissa Navel Diallo, Diaga Diouf, Xiurong Zhang and Linhai Wang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2021 21:283

    Content type: Review

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  4. Phosphorus (P), being one of the essential components of nucleic acids, cell membranes and enzymes, indispensable for diverse cellular processes like photosynthesis/carbohydrate metabolism, energy production, ...

    Authors: Suresh Kumar, Pallavi, Chetna Chugh, Karishma Seem, Santosh Kumar, K. K. Vinod and Trilochan Mohapatra

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2021 21:282

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  5. As an important cash crop, the yield of peanut is influenced by soil acidification and pathogen infection. Receptor-like protein kinases play important roles in plant growth, development and stress responses. ...

    Authors: Xin Wang, Ming-Hua Wu, Dong Xiao, Ruo-Lan Huang, Jie Zhan, Ai-Qin Wang and Long-Fei He

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2021 21:281

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Alternative splicing (AS) increases the diversity of transcripts and proteins through the selection of different splice sites and plays an important role in the growth, development and stress tolerance of plan...

    Authors: Xiaozeng Mi, Yi Yue, Mengsha Tang, Yanlin An, Hui Xie, Dahe Qiao, Zhiyu Ma, Shengrui Liu and Chaoling Wei

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2021 21:280

    Content type: Database

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  7. 3-Hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl-CoA reductase (HMGR) is a key enzyme in the mevalonate (MVA) pathway, which regulates the metabolism of terpenoids in the cytoplasm and determines the type and content of downstream ...

    Authors: Ting Zheng, Lubin Guan, Kun Yu, Muhammad Salman Haider, Maazullah Nasim, Zhongjie Liu, Teng Li, Kekun Zhang, Songtao Jiu, Haifeng Jia and Jinggui Fang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2021 21:279

    Content type: Research

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  8. Cold stress caused by low temperatures is an important factor restricting rice production. Identification of cold-tolerance genes that can stably express in cold environments is crucial for molecular rice bree...

    Authors: Luomiao Yang, Jingguo Wang, Zhenghong Han, Lei Lei, Hua Long Liu, Hongliang Zheng, Wei Xin and Detang Zou

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2021 21:278

    Content type: Research

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  9. Perilla frutescens (L.) Britt is a medicinal and edible plant widely cultivated in Asia. Terpenoids, flavonoids and phenolic acids are the primary source of medicinal ingredients. Glandular trichomes with multice...

    Authors: Peina Zhou, Mengjiao Yin, Shilin Dai, Ke Bao, Chenglin Song, Chanchan Liu and Qinan Wu

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2021 21:277

    Content type: Research

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  10. Dionysia tapetodes, a small cushion-forming mountainous evergreen in the Primulaceae, possesses a vast surface-covering of long silky fibres forming the characteristic “woolly” farina. This contrasts with some re...

    Authors: Matthieu Bourdon, Josephine Gaynord, Karin H. Müller, Gareth Evans, Simon Wallis, Paul Aston, David R. Spring and Raymond Wightman

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2021 21:258

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  11. Flavonoid biosynthesis in plants is primarily regulated at the transcriptional level by transcription factors modulating the expression of genes encoding enzymes in the flavonoid pathway. One of the most studi...

    Authors: Yuxin Fan, Jiayu Peng, Jiacheng Wu, Ping Zhou, Ruijie He, Andrew C. Allan and Lihui Zeng

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2021 21:275

    Content type: Research

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  12. Rhizobium–legume symbiosis is a specific, coordinated interaction that results in the formation of a root nodule, where biological nitrogen fixation occurs. NADPH oxidases, or Respiratory Burst Oxidase Homolog...

    Authors: Citlali Fonseca-García, Noreide Nava, Miguel Lara and Carmen Quinto

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2021 21:274

    Content type: Research

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  13. Setaria italica is the second-most widely planted species of millets in the world and an important model grain crop for the research of C4 photosynthesis and abiotic stress tolerance. Through three genomes assemb...

    Authors: Jie Wang, Shiming Li, Lei Lan, Mushan Xie, Shu Cheng, Xiaolong Gan, Gang Huang, Guohua Du, Kang Yu, Xuemei Ni, Baolong Liu and Guoxiong Peng

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2021 21:271

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  14. Cinnamomum migao is an endangered evergreen woody plant species endemic to China. Its fruit is used as a traditional medicine by the Miao nationality of China and has a high commercial value. However, its seed g...

    Authors: Xiaolong Huang, Tian Tian, Jingzhong Chen, Deng Wang, Bingli Tong and Jiming Liu

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2021 21:270

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  15. Raising nitrogen use efficiency of crops by improving root system architecture is highly essential not only to reduce costs of agricultural production but also to mitigate climate change. The physiological mec...

    Authors: Lei Feng, Wanli Xu, Guangmu Tang, Meiying Gu and Zengchao Geng

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2021 21:269

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  16. Brassinosteroid-insensitive 1 suppressor 1 (BRS1) is a serine carboxypeptidase that mediates brassinosteroid signaling and participates in multiple developmental processes in Arabidopsis. However, little is kn...

    Authors: Dongzhi Zhang, Yuqian Zhao, Junzhe Wang, Peng Zhao and Shengbao Xu

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2021 21:268

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  17. Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) are regulatory transcripts of length > 200 nt. Owing to the rapidly progressing RNA-sequencing technologies, lncRNAs are emerging as considerable nodes in the plant antifungal de...

    Authors: Garima Bhatia, Santosh K. Upadhyay, Anuradha Upadhyay and Kashmir Singh

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2021 21:265

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  18. Prairie grass (Bromus catharticus) is a typical cool-season forage crop with high biomass production and fast growth rate during winter and spring. However, its genetic research and breeding has remained stagnant...

    Authors: Ming Sun, Zhixiao Dong, Jian Yang, Wendan Wu, Chenglin Zhang, Jianbo Zhang, Junming Zhao, Yi Xiong, Shangang Jia and Xiao Ma

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2021 21:264

    Content type: Research

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  19. Recent temperature increases due to rapid climate change have negatively affected rice yield and grain quality. Particularly, high temperatures during right after the flowering stage reduce spikelet fertility,...

    Authors: Jae-Ryoung Park, Eun-Gyeong Kim, Yoon-Hee Jang and Kyung-Min Kim

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2021 21:263

    Content type: Research

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  20. The basic helix–loop–helix (bHLH) transcription factors (TFs) serve crucial roles in regulating plant growth and development and typically participate in biological processes by interacting with other TFs. Cap...

    Authors: Renjian Liu, Jiali Song, Shaoqun Liu, Changming Chen, Shuanglin Zhang, Juntao Wang, Yanhui Xiao, Bihao Cao, Jianjun Lei and Zhangsheng Zhu

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2021 21:262

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  21. Recently, numerous investigations have been done to study graphene and silver nanoparticle in the fields of agriculture and medicine. In the present study, the green synthesis of nanoparticles with two concentrat...

    Authors: Roya Karimi Soraki, Mahyar Gerami and Moazzameh Ramezani

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2021 21:260

    Content type: Research

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  22. Nitrogen (N) and phosphorus (P) are macronutrients essential for crop growth and productivity. In cultivated fields, N and P levels are rarely sufficient, contributing to the gap between realized and potential...

    Authors: J. Vladimir Torres-Rodríguez, M. Nancy Salazar-Vidal, Ricardo A. Chávez Montes, Julio A. Massange-Sánchez, C. Stewart Gillmor and Ruairidh J. H. Sawers

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2021 21:259

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  23. Roses are famous ornamental plants worldwide. Floral coloration is one of the most prominent traits in roses and is mainly regulated through the anthocyanin biosynthetic pathway. In this study, we investigated...

    Authors: Jiaojiao Lu, Qing Zhang, Lixin Lang, Chuang Jiang, Xiaofeng Wang and Hongmei Sun

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2021 21:257

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  24. Pears and apples are both perennial deciduous trees of the Rosaceae family, and both are important economic fruit trees worldwide. The emergence of many varieties in the market has been mostly domesticated from w...

    Authors: Huangwei Zhang, Meng Li, Min Kong, Jim M. Dunwell, Yuyan Zhang, Chao Yue, Juyou Wu and Shaoling Zhang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2021 21:256

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  25. Rice (Oryza sativa) bacterial leaf blight (BLB), caused by the hemibiotrophic Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzae (Xoo), is one of the most devastating diseases affecting the production of rice worldwide. The developme...

    Authors: Xinyue Shu, Aijun Wang, Bo Jiang, Yuqi Jiang, Xing Xiang, Xiaoqun Yi, Shuangcheng Li, Qiming Deng, Shiquan Wang, Jun Zhu, Yueyang Liang, Huainian Liu, Ting Zou, Lingxia Wang, Ping Li and Aiping Zheng

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2021 21:255

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  26. As an important subfamily of arabinogalactan proteins (AGPs), fasciclin-like AGPs (FLAs) contribute to various aspects of growth, development and adaptation, yet their function remains largely elusive. Despite...

    Authors: Yingjing Miao, Jiashu Cao, Li Huang, Youjian Yu and Sue Lin

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2021 21:254

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  27. Root hydraulic conductance is primarily determined by the conductance of living tissues to radial water flow. Plasma membrane intrinsic proteins (PIPs) in root cortical cells are important for plants to take u...

    Authors: Huani Leng, Cheng Jiang, Xueqin Song, Mengzhu Lu and Xianchong Wan

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2021 21:253

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  28. Flavonoids can protect plants against extreme temperatures and ROS due to their antioxidant activities. We found that deep-purple seed coat color was controlled by two gene interaction (12:3:1) from the cross ...

    Authors: Paulina Calderon Flores, Jin Seok Yoon, Dae Yeon Kim and Yong Weon Seo

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2021 21:252

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  29. Besides the use of maize grain as food and feed, maize stover can be a profitable by-product for cellulosic ethanol production, whereas the whole plant can be used for silage production. However, yield is redu...

    Authors: Ana López-Malvar, Rosa Ana Malvar, Xose Carlos Souto, Leonardo Dario Gomez, Rachael Simister, Antonio Encina, Jaime Barros-Rios, Sonia Pereira-Crespo and Rogelio Santiago

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2021 21:251

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  30. Numerous quantitative trait loci (QTLs) and candidate genes associated with yield-related traits have been identified in cotton by genome-wide association study (GWAS) analysis. However, most of the phenotypic...

    Authors: Guozhong Zhu, Sen Hou, Xiaohui Song, Xing Wang, Wei Wang, Quanjia Chen and Wangzhen Guo

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2021 21:250

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  31. Walnut anthracnose induced by Colletotrichum gloeosporioides is a disastrous disease affecting walnut production. The resistance of walnut fruit to C. gloeosporioides is a highly complicated and genetically progr...

    Authors: Hongcheng Fang, Xia Liu, Yuhui Dong, Shan Feng, Rui Zhou, Changxi Wang, Xinmei Ma, Jianning Liu and Ke Qiang Yang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2021 21:249

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  32. Paphiopedilum is the largest genus of slipper orchids. Previous studies showed that the phylogenetic relationships of this genus are not well resolved, and sparse taxon sampling documented inverted repeat (IR) ex...

    Authors: Yan-Yan Guo, Jia-Xing Yang, Ming-Zhu Bai, Guo-Qiang Zhang and Zhong-Jian Liu

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2021 21:248

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  33. Peppers (Capsicum annuum L.) containing distinct capsaicinoids are the most widely cultivated spices in the world. However, extreme genomic diversity among species represents an obstacle to breeding pepper.

    Authors: Myung-Shin Kim, Geun Young Chae, Soohyun Oh, Jihyun Kim, Hyunggon Mang, Seungill Kim and Doil Choi

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2021 21:247

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  34. Brassica napus L. (2n = 38, AACC) is one of the most important oil crops and sources of protein for animal feed worldwide. Lignin is a large molecule aromatic polymer and a major cell wall component. However, lig...

    Authors: Yiran Ding, Shizhou Yu, Jia Wang, Maoteng Li, Cunmin Qu, Jiana Li and Liezhao Liu

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2021 21:246

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  35. Arabinogalactan-proteins (AGPs) are heavily glycosylated with type II arabinogalactan (AG) polysaccharides attached to hydroxyproline residues in their protein backbone. Type II AGs are necessary for plant gro...

    Authors: Oyeyemi O. Ajayi, Michael A. Held and Allan M. Showalter

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2021 21:245

    Content type: Research

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  36. The processabilities and mechanical properties of natural rubber depend greatly on its molecular weight (MW) and molecular weight distribution (MWD). However, the mechanisms underlying the regulation of molecu...

    Authors: Shichao Xin, Yuwei Hua, Ji Li, Xuemei Dai, Xianfeng Yang, Jinu Udayabhanu, Huasun Huang and Tiandai Huang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2021 21:244

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  37. Branch angle is a pivotal component of tea plant architecture. Tea plant architecture not only affects tea quality and yield but also influences the efficiency of automatic tea plant pruning. However, the mole...

    Authors: Xiaobo Xia, Xiaozeng Mi, Ling Jin, Rui Guo, Junyan Zhu, Hui Xie, Lu Liu, Yanlin An, Cao Zhang, Chaoling Wei and Shengrui Liu

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2021 21:243

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  38. The regulation of anthocyanin biosynthesis by various factors including sugars, light and abiotic stresses is mediated by numerous regulatory factors acting at the transcriptional level. Here experimental evid...

    Authors: Dongming Zhao, Yuxuan Zheng, lingjun Yang, Ziyu Yao, Jianfeng Cheng, Fang Zhang, Haiyan Jiang and Dong Liu

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2021 21:242

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  39. In this study, we aimed to test the hypothesis that magnesium (Mg) remobilization in citrus plants is regulated by Mg supply and contributes to differences in the growth of the parent and branch organs. Citrus...

    Authors: Yamin Jia, Hao Xu, Yuwen Wang, Xin Ye, Ningwei Lai, Zengrong Huang, Lintong Yang, Yan Li, Li-Song Chen and Jiuxin Guo

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2021 21:239

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  40. Water supply limits agricultural productivity of many crops including lettuce. Identifying cultivars within crop species that can maintain productivity with reduced water supply is a significant challenge, but...

    Authors: Annabelle Damerum, Hazel K. Smith, GJJ Clarkson, Maria José Truco, Richard W. Michelmore and Gail Taylor

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2021 21:237

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  41. Lateral branches vigorously proliferate in tobacco after the topping of the inflorescence portions of stems for the maturation of the leaves to be harvested. Therefore, tobacco varieties with inhibited lateral...

    Authors: Kaori Hamano, Seiki Sato, Masao Arai, Yuta Negishi, Takashi Nakamura, Tomoyuki Komatsu, Tsuyoshi Naragino and Shoichi Suzuki

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2021 21:236

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