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  1. Exploration of heterosis is a strategy for enhancing sunflower yield and productivity. In India, the greatest constraints on sunflower production are stagnant and inconsistent yields. By raising them in a vari...

    Authors: Nihar Ranjan Chakraborty, Shyam Sundar Lakshman, Sandip Debnath and Mehdi Rahimi
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:579
  2. Drought is one of the main environmental factors limiting plant growth and development. Pennisetum purpureum Schum. was used to explore the mitigation effects of exogenous strigolactone (SL) on drought stress dur...

    Authors: Yan Li, Sutao Li, Qixian Feng, Juan Zhang, Xuelin Han, Lei Zhang, Fulin Yang and Jing Zhou
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:578
  3. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) and other epigenetic modifications play fundamental roles in all eukaryotic biological processes. DNA damage repair is a key process for maintaining the genomic integrity of different organi...

    Authors: Juan Du, Yang Liu, Lu Lu, Jianfei Shi, Longqian Xu, Qi Li, Xiaofei Cheng, Jinfeng Chen and Xiaoming Zhang
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:576
  4. Orchids have evolved various strategies that aim to ensure their reproduction success. These may include the production of rewards for pollinators, or on the contrary, deception. Specific sets of features such...

    Authors: Monika M. Lipińska, Marek Gołębiowski, Dariusz L. Szlachetko and Agnieszka K. Kowalkowska
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:575
  5. Cassava (Manihot esculenta Crantz) is an important multiuse crop grown for economic and energy purposes. Its vegetative organs are storage roots, in which the main storage material is starch. The accumulation cha...

    Authors: Hanggui Lai, Yangjiao Zhou, Weiwen Chen, Yajie Deng, Yue Qiu, Xia Chen and Jianchun Guo
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:574
  6. Sri Lankan cassava mosaic virus (SLCMV) is a plant virus causing significant economic losses throughout Southeast Asia. While proteomics has the potential to identify molecular markers that could assist the br...

    Authors: Wanwisa Siriwan, Nuannapa Hemniam, Nattachai Vannatim, Srihunsa Malichan, Somruthai Chaowongdee, Sittiruk Roytrakul, Sawanya Charoenlappanit and Aroonothai Sawwa
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:573
  7. Sucrose nonfermenting-1 (SNF1)-related protein kinases (SnRKs) play crucial roles in plant signaling pathways and stress adaptive responses by activating protein phosphorylation pathways. However, there have b...

    Authors: Di Ai, Yujiao Wang, Yongcheng Wei, Jie Zhang, Jingxiang Meng and Yong Zhang
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:572
  8. Although hormesis induced by heavy metals is a well-known phenomenon, the involved biological mechanisms are not fully understood. Cadmium (Cd) is a prevalent heavy metal in the environment. Exposure of Cd, vi...

    Authors: Lantao Li, Binglin Guo, Chenchen Feng, Haitao Liu and Di Lin
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:571
  9. Leaf color mutants are ideal materials to study pigment metabolism and photosynthesis. Leaf color variations are mainly affected by chlorophylls (Chls) and carotenoid contents and chloroplast development in hi...

    Authors: Gaohui Zha, Juan Yin, Feng Cheng, Mengfei Song, Mengru Zhang, Hesbon Ochieng Obel, Yi Wang, Jinfeng Chen and Qunfeng Lou
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:570
  10. Plant height (PH), spike length (SL) and spike compactness (SCN) are important agronomic traits in wheat due to their strong correlations with lodging and yield. Thus, dissection of their genetic basis is esse...

    Authors: Hong Liu, Zhipeng Shi, Feifei Ma, Yunfeng Xu, Guohao Han, Jinpeng Zhang, Dongcheng Liu and Diaoguo An
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:568
  11. Downy mildew of foxtail millet, which is caused by the biotrophic oomycete Sclerospora graminicola (Sacc.) Schroeter, is one of the most disruptive diseases. The foxtail millet-S. graminicola interaction is large...

    Authors: He Wang, Yanqing Han, Caijuan Wu, Baojun Zhang, Yaofei Zhao, Jiao Zhu, Yuanhuai Han and Jianming Wang
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:567
  12. The permeability of plasma membrane aquaporins (PIPs) to small solutes other than water greatly diversifies their potential functions in plant development and metabolic processes. One such process is stress si...

    Authors: David Israel, Seong Hee Lee, Thomas Matthew Robson and Janusz Jerzy Zwiazek
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:566
  13. As an essential component of the BR (brassinosteroid) signaling pathway, BSK (BR-signalling kinases) plays a vital role in plant growth, development, and stress regulation. There have been sporadic reports on the...

    Authors: Shuo Zhang, Xuewei Hu, Jiejing Dong, Mengxiang Du, Juqi Song, Shangyuan Xu and Changjiang Zhao
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:565
  14. Powdery mildew caused by Blumeria graminis f. sp. tritici (Bgt) is prevalent in the main wheat-producing regions of China, resulting in severe yield losses in recent years. Mining and utilization of resistant gen...

    Authors: Yongfu Wang, Jianzhong Fan, Yi Xiao, Xianbo Feng, Hong Zhang, Chunhuan Chen, Wanquan Ji and Yajuan Wang
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:564
  15. Rice is a salt-sensitive crop. Complex gene regulatory cascades are likely involved in salinity stress in rice roots. microRNA168 (miR168) is a conserved miRNA among different plant species. It in-directly reg...

    Authors: Jiong Wan, Shujun Meng, Qiyue Wang, Jiawen Zhao, Xiaoqian Qiu, Liangfa Wang, Juan Li, Yuan Lin, Liqin Mu, Kuntai Dang, Qiankun Xie, Jihua Tang, Dong Ding and Zhanhui Zhang
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:563
  16. Drought is one of the main causes of losses in forage crop yield and animal production. Medicago ruthenica (L.) cv. Zhilixing is a high-yielding alfalfa cultivar also known for its high tolerance to drought. We a...

    Authors: Rina Wu, Bo Xu and Fengling Shi
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:562
  17. Moringa concanensis Nimmo (MC), a plant that resembles Moringa oleifera Lam. (MO), has less scientific information but has traditionally been used as a medicinal plant. Moringa species have long been known for th...

    Authors: K. Mohamed Shafi, Radha Sivarajan Sajeevan, Sania Kouser, Chethala N Vishnuprasad and Ramanathan Sowdhamini
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:561
  18. Considering titanium dioxide nanoparticles (TiO2 NPs) role in plant growth and especially in plant tolerance against abiotic stress, in the present work, TiO2 NPs were green synthesized using an aqueous solution ...

    Authors: Hanan Abdalla, Marwa H. Adarosy, Hegazy S. Hegazy and Reda E. Abdelhameed
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:560
  19. Somatic embryogenesis (SE) was recognized as an important tool for plants to propagate. However, our knowledge about the proteins involved in early SE including the callus dedifferentiation is still limited, e...

    Authors: Bowen Chen, Changrong Li, Yingying Chen, Shengkan Chen, Yufei Xiao, Qi Wu, Lianxiang Zhong and Kaiyong Huang
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:558
  20. Containing the largest number of species, the orchid family provides not only materials for studying plant evolution and environmental adaptation, but economically and culturally important ornamental plants fo...

    Authors: You-Yi Chen, Chung‐I Li, Yu-Yun Hsiao, Sau-Yee Ho, Zhe-Bin Zhang, Chien-Chi Liao, Bing-Ru Lee, Shao-Ting Lin, Wan-Lin Wu, Jeen-Shing Wang, Diyang Zhang, Ke-Wei Liu, Ding-Kun Liu, Xue-Wei Zhao, Yuan-Yuan Li, Shi-Jie Ke…
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:557
  21. Endophytic fungi play a critical ecological role in the growth and development of orchids, but little is known about the spatial and temporal dynamics of fungal diversity or the ecological functions of fungi d...

    Authors: Min Huang, Dazhong Gao, Lele Lin, Shengcai Wang and Shaohua Xing
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:556
  22. Plum (Prunus domestica L.) has a short shelf-life period due to its high respiration rate and is sensitive to low storage temperatures, which can lead to the appearance of chilling injury symptoms. In this invest...

    Authors: Roghayeh Mahmoudi, Farhang Razavi, Vali Rabiei, Lluís Palou and Gholamreza Gohari
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:555
  23. Seed Myco-priming based on consortium of entomopathogenic fungi is very effective seed treatment against Ostrinia furnacalis herbivory. Maize regulates defense responses against herbivory by the production of def...

    Authors: Raufa Batool, Muhammad Jawad Umer, Muhammad Zeeshan Shabbir, Yangzhou Wang, Muhammad Afaq Ahmed, Jingfei Guo, Kanglai He, Tiantao Zhang, Shuxiong Bai, Jie Chen and Zhenying Wang
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:554
  24. Spur, a structure capable of producing and storing nectar, not only plays a vital role in the pollination process but also promotes the rapid diversification of some plant lineages, which is considered a key i...

    Authors: Yang Li, Chun-Mei Wei, Xin-Yi Li, Dan-Chen Meng, Zhi-Jia Gu, Su-Ping Qu, Mei-Juan Huang and Hai-Quan Huang
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:553
  25. Salinization is major abiotic stress limiting cotton production. Melatonin (MT) has been implicated in salt stress tolerance in multiple crops including upland cotton. Here, we explored the transcriptomic and ...

    Authors: Wei Ren, Li Chen, Zong ming Xie and Xiaofeng Peng
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:552
  26. To survive harsh environmental conditions, desert plants show various adaptions, such as the evolution of trichomes, which are protective epidermal protrusions. Currently, the morphogenesis and function of tri...

    Authors: Yanxia Liu, Yali Ma, Hanat Aray and Haiyan Lan
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:551
  27. Salicylic acid (SA) is a major plant hormone that mediates the defence pathway against pathogens. SA accumulates in highly variable amounts depending on the plant-pathogen system, and several enzyme activities...

    Authors: C. Payá, S. Minguillón, M. Hernández, S. M. Miguel, L. Campos, I. Rodrigo, J. M. Bellés, M. P. López-Gresa and P. Lisón
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:549
  28. Phosphorylation regulated by the two-component system (TCS) is a very important approach signal transduction in most of living organisms. Histidine phosphotransfer (HP) is one of the important members of the T...

    Authors: Lanjie Zhao, Liangqing Sun, Lixue Guo, Xuke Lu, Waqar Afzal Malik, Xiugui Chen, Delong Wang, Junjuan Wang, Shuai Wang, Chao Chen, Taili Nie and Wuwei Ye
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:548
  29. Foxtail millet (Setaria italica L.) is a millet species with high tolerance to stressful environments. Plant non-specific lipid transfer proteins (nsLTPs) are a kind of small, basic proteins involved in many biol...

    Authors: Feng Li, Kai Fan, Xuhu Guo, Jianxia Liu, Kun Zhang and Ping Lu
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:547
  30. Cleaner production involving the extraction of useful material from the black liquor by-product of straw pulp would be environmentally beneficial and would permit increased wastewater usage.

    Authors: Feng Ding, Xiaofeng Wei, Yuanren Dao, Fei Zhao, Ruiming Wang and Piwu Li
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:546
  31. Lemna species are cosmopolitan floating plants that have great application potential in the food/feed, pharmaceutical, phytoremediation, biofuel, and bioplastic industries. In this study, the effects of exogenou...

    Authors: GahYoung Baek, Hwanhui Lee, JuHee Ko and Hyung-Kyoon Choi
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:545
  32. Calcareous soil contains many problems such as the lack of sources of major and minor elements that are useful for plant growth and development. Plant extracts and nanoparticles are very popular as biostimulan...

    Authors: Noura E. Mahmoud, Asmaa A. Mahdi, Ashraf M. A. Barakat and Reda M. Abdelhameed
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:544
  33. Wheat stripe rust, caused by Puccinia striiformis f. sp. tritici (Pst), is one of the most devastating diseases of the wheat crop. It causes significant reductions in both grain yield and grain quality. In recent...

    Authors: M. F. Franco, A. N. Polacco, P. E. Campos, A. C. Pontaroli and L. S. Vanzetti
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:543
  34. Maize lethal necrosis (MLN) disease is a significant constraint for maize producers in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). The disease decimates the maize crop, in some cases, causing total crop failure with far-reachin...

    Authors: Akshaya Kumar Biswal, Amos Emitati Alakonya, Khondokar Abdul Mottaleb, Sarah J. Hearne, Kai Sonder, Terence Luke Molnar, Alan M. Jones, Kevin Vail Pixley and Boddupalli Maruthi Prasanna
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:542
  35. Pine wilt disease (PWD) is a destructive disease that endangers pine trees, resulting in the wilting, with yellowing and browning of the needles, and eventually the death of the trees. Previous studies showed ...

    Authors: Wanfeng Xie, Xiaomei Xu, Wenjing Qiu, Xiaolin Lai, Mengxia Liu and Feiping Zhang
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:541
  36. Around the globe, salinity is one of the serious environmental stresses which negatively affect rapid seed germination, uniform seedling establishment and plant developments restricting sustainable agricultura...

    Authors: Tahir Farooq, Muhammad Naveed Akram, Amjad Hameed, Toheed Ahmed and Arruje Hameed
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:540
  37. Wax gourd [Benincasa hispida (Thunb) Cogn. (2n = 2x = 24)] is an economically important vegetable crop of genus Benincasa in the Cucurbitaceae family. Fruit is the main consumption organ of wax gourd. The mature ...

    Authors: Jinqiang Yan, Feng Chen, Piaoyun Sun, Wenrui Liu, Dasen Xie, Yulei Qian and Biao Jiang
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:539
  38. Drought is a major abiotic stress that restricts plant growth and efficiency although some nutrients such as silicon improve drought tolerance by regulating the biosynthesis and accumulating some osmolytes. In...

    Authors: Hanifeh Seyed Hajizadeh, Sahar Azizi, Farzad Rasouli and Volkan Okatan
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:538
  39. Maize (Zea Mays) is one of the world’s most important crops. Hybrid maize lines resulted a major improvement in corn production in the previous and current centuries. Understanding the genetic mechanisms of the c...

    Authors: Mita Khatun, Md Mamun Monir, Xiangyang Lou, Jun Zhu and Haiming Xu
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:537
  40. In nature and in cultivated fields, plants encounter multiple stress factors. Nonetheless, our understanding of how plants actively respond to combinatorial stress remains limited. Among the least studied stre...

    Authors: Esther Ngumbi, Erinn Dady and Bernarda Calla
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:536
  41. The yield and quality of Pugionium cornutum (L.) Gaertn., a healthy, green vegetable with low sugar and high protein contents and high medicinal value, is severely affected by autotoxicity, which is a leading fac...

    Authors: Xiaoyan Zhang, Kezhen Ning, Zhongren Yang, Xiumei Huang, Hongtao Yu, Nana Fu, Xinyuan Qin, Lizhen Hao and Fenglan Zhang
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:535
  42. The genus Seseli L., which consists of 125–140 species distributed in the Old World from western Europe and northwestern Africa to China and Japan, is one of the largest and most taxonomically difficult genera of...

    Authors: Jing Cai, Huan-Huan Qin, Jia-Qing Lei, Chang-Kun Liu, Xing-Jin He and Song-Dong Zhou
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:534
  43. 2-methyl-4-chlorophenoxy acetic acid-Na (MPCA-Na) is a phenoxy carboxylic acid selective hormone herbicide that is widely used in the crop fields. However, drift of MPCA-Na during application is highly damagin...

    Authors: Quan-Cheng Zhang, Jing Wang and Jun-Gang Wang
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:533
  44. Volatile components are important secondary metabolites essential to fruit aroma quality, thus, in the past decades many studies have been extensively performed in clarifying fruit aroma formation. However, ar...

    Authors: Qinghua Wang, Fan Gao, Xuexue Chen, Wenjiang Wu, Lei Wang, Jiangli Shi, Yun Huang, Yuanyue Shen, Guoliang Wu and Jiaxuan Guo
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:532
  45. Apricot kernel, a woody oil tree species, is known for the high oil content of its almond that can be used as an ideal feedstock for biodiesel production. However, apricot kernel is vulnerable to spring frost,...

    Authors: Xiaojuan Liu, Huihui Xu, Dan Yu, Quanxin Bi, Haiyan Yu and Libing Wang
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:531
  46. The rich yellow-orange to vividly deep red bark of willow (Salix spp.) branches have high ornamental and economic value. However, the mechanism underlying the regulation of willow branch color remains unknown. Th...

    Authors: Jie Zhou, Jiahui Guo, Qingsheng Chen, Baosong Wang, Xudong He, Qiang Zhuge and Pu Wang
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:530
  47. Rice is the world’s second largest food crop and accelerated global climate change due to the intensification of human activities has a huge impact on rice. Research on the evolution of different rice ecotypes...

    Authors: Xueqiang Wang, Yan Zhao, Conghui Jiang, Libing Wang, Lei Chen, Fengmei Li, Yanhong Zhang, Yinghua Pan and Tianzhen Zhang
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:526

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