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  1. Plants mediate several defense mechanisms to withstand abiotic stresses. Several gene families respond to stress as well as multiple transcription factors to minimize abiotic stresses without minimizing their ...

    Authors: Bahareh Fatahi, Karim Sorkheh and Adriano Sofo
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:206
  2. Gynostemma pentaphyllum, an ancient Chinese herbal medicine, serves as a natural source of gypenosides with significant medicinal properties. Basic helix-loop-helix (bHLH) transcription factors play pivotal roles...

    Authors: Yanhong Qin, Jinmei Li, Jianhua Chen, Shaochang Yao, Liangbo Li, Rongshao Huang, Yong Tan, Ruhong Ming and Ding Huang
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:205
  3. The Irano-Turanian region is one of the largest floristic regions in the world and harbors a high percentage of endemics, including cushion-like and dwarf-shrubby taxa. Onobrychis cornuta is an important cushion-...

    Authors: Zahra Tayebi, Mahtab Moghaddam, Mohammad Mahmoodi and Shahrokh Kazempour-Osaloo
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:204
  4. Quinoa leaves demonstrate a diverse array of colors, offering a potential enhancement to landscape aesthetics and the development of leisure-oriented sightseeing agriculture in semi-arid regions. This study ut...

    Authors: Min Zhang, Yueyou Li, Junling Wang, Shaopu Shang, Hongxia Wang, Xinlei Yang, Chuan Lu, Mei Wang, Xinbo Sun, Xiaoqing Liu, Xiaoxia Wang, Boxiang Wei, Wei Lv and Guojun Mu
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:203
  5. Expansion and contraction of inverted repeats can cause considerable variation of plastid genomes (plastomes) in angiosperms. However, little is known about whether structural variations of plastomes are assoc...

    Authors: Jing Long, Wen-Chuang He, Huan-Wen Peng, Andrey S. Erst, Wei Wang and Kun-Li Xiang
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:202
  6. The B3 gene family, one of the largest plant-specific transcription factors, plays important roles in plant growth, seed development, and hormones. However, the B3 gene family, especially the REM subfamily, has n...

    Authors: Young-Soo Park, Hye Jeong Cho and Seungill Kim
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:201
  7. Michelia lacei W.W.Smith (Magnoliaceae), was classified as a Plant Species with Extremely Small Populations (PSESP) by the Yunnan Provincial Government in both action plans of 2012 and 2021. This evergreen tree i...

    Authors: Yang Liu, Lei Cai and Weibang Sun
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:200
  8. The selenomethionine cycle (SeMTC) is a crucial pathway for the metabolism of selenium. The basic bioinformatics and functions of four enzymes involved in the cycle including S-adenosyl-methionine synthase (MA...

    Authors: Xixi Zeng, Guoqiang Luo, Zhucheng Fan, Zhijing Xiao, Yanke Lu, Qiang Xiao, Zhi Hou, Qiaoyu Tang and Yifeng Zhou
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:199
  9. Energy canes are viable feedstocks for biomass industries due to their high biomass production potential, lower susceptibility to insects and diseases, better ability to adapt to extreme conditions and clean b...

    Authors: Mintu Ram Meena, Perumal Govindaraj, Raja Arun Kumar, Kandasamy Elayaraja, Chinnaswamy Appunu, Ravinder Kumar, Manohar Lal Chhabra, Neeraj Kulshreshtha and Govind Hemaprabha
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:198
  10. Plant microbiome confers versatile functional roles to enhance survival fitness as well as productivity. In the present study two pearl millet panicle microbiome member species Bacillus subtilis PBs 12 and Bacill...

    Authors: Mushineni Ashajyothi, Shivannegowda Mahadevakumar, Y. N. Venkatesh, Pullabhotla V. S. R. N. Sarma, Chalasani Danteswari, Alexander Balamurugan, Ganesan Prakash, Vikas Khandelwal, C. Tarasatyavathi, Appa Rao Podile, Kirankumar S. Mysore and Siddaiah Chandranayaka
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:197

    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:264

  11. Chalkiness is a common phenotype induced by various reasons, such as abiotic stress or the imbalance of starch synthesis and metabolism during the development period. However, the reason mainly for one gene lo...

    Authors: Mei Yan, Guiai Jiao, Gaoneng Shao, Ying Chen, Maodi Zhu, Lingwei Yang, Lihong Xie, Peisong Hu and Shaoqing Tang
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:196
  12. The sustainable supply of medicinal plants is important, and cultivating and domesticating them has been suggested as an optimal strategy. However, this can lead to a loss of genetic diversity. Tripterygium wilfo...

    Authors: Chao Liu, Jingyi Wang, Ya-Zhu Ko, Meng-Shin Shiao, Yiheng Wang, Jiahui Sun, Qingjun Yuan, Lisong Wang, Yu-Chung Chiang and Lanping Guo
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:195
  13. In soybeans, faster canopy coverage (CC) is a highly desirable trait but a fully covered canopy is unfavorable to light interception at lower levels in the canopy with most of the incident radiation intercepte...

    Authors: Suma Sreekanta, Allison Haaning, Austin Dobbels, Riley O’Neill, Anna Hofstad, Kamaldeep Virdi, Fumiaki Katagiri, Robert M. Stupar, Gary J. Muehlbauer and Aaron J. Lorenz
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:194
  14. Sweetpotato (Ipomoea batatas (L.) Lam.) holds a crucial position as one of the staple foods globally, however, its yields are frequently impacted by environmental stresses. In the realm of plant evolution and the...

    Authors: Fangfang Mu, Hao Zheng, Qiaorui Zhao, Mingku Zhu, Tingting Dong, Lei Kai and Zongyun Li
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:193
  15. Cadmium (Cd), being a heavy metal, tends to accumulate in soils primarily through industrial activities, agricultural practices, and atmospheric deposition. Maize, being a staple crop for many regions, is part...

    Authors: Tauseef Anwar, Huma Qureshi, Mah Jabeen, Wajid Zaman and Hayssam M. Ali
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:192
  16. Enriching the soil with organic matter such as humic and fulvic acid to increase its content available nutrients, improves the chemical properties of the soil and increases plant growth as well as grain yield....

    Authors: Ibtisam Mohammed Alsudays, Fowzia Hamdan Alshammary, Nadiyah M. Alabdallah, Aishah Alatawi, Mashael M. Alotaibi, Khairiah Mubarak Alwutayd, Maha Mohammed Alharbi, Suliman M. S. Alghanem, Fahad Mohammed Alzuaibr, Hany S. Gharib and Mamdouh M. A. Awad-Allah
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:191
  17. Rosmarinic acid (RA), like other phenolic compounds, is sources of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory agents in medicinal plants. In vitro culture of plants can improve the medicinal plants’ metabolite profile...

    Authors: Zeinab Shariatmadari, Somayeh Zarezadeh, Hossein Riahi, Ali Akbar Ghotbi-Ravandi, Mehri Seyed Hashtroudi and Ensiyeh Shahroudi
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:190
  18. Growing evidence demonstrates that the synergistic interaction of far-red light with shorter wavelength lights could evidently improve the photosynthesis efficiency of multiple species. However, whether/how fa...

    Authors: Junhua Kong, Yan Zhao, Peige Fan, Yongjian Wang, Xiaobo Xu, Lijun Wang, Shaohua Li, Wei Duan, Zhenchang Liang and Zhanwu Dai
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:189
  19. Proper flowering time is important for the growth and development of plants, and both too early and too late flowering impose strong negative influences on plant adaptation and seed yield. Thus, it is vitally ...

    Authors: Chunhong Qiu, Tengyue Wang, Hui Wang, Zhen Tao, Chuanhong Wang, Jing Ma, Shuai Li, Yibing Zhao, Jifang Liu and Peijin Li
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:188
  20. As the second largest leafy vegetable, cabbage (Brassica oleracea L. var. capitata) is grown globally, and the characteristics of the different varieties, forms, and colors of cabbage may differ. In this study, f...

    Authors: Zhibin Yue, Guobin Zhang, Jie Wang, Jue Wang, Shilei Luo, Bo Zhang, Zhaozhuang Li and Zeci Liu
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:187
  21. Knowledge of genetic structure and the factors that shape it has an impact on forest management practices. European ash (Fraxinus excelsior L.) has declined dramatically throughout its range as a result of a dise...

    Authors: Joanna Meger, Czesław Kozioł, Małgorzata Pałucka, Jarosław Burczyk and Igor J. Chybicki
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:186
  22. One of the most widely recognized biostimulators of plant development; is oligoalginate, which regulates the biological processes of plants and was used in horticultural fields as a plant growth regulator. The...

    Authors: Amina A. Aly, Noha E. Eliwa and Gehan Safwat
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:185
  23. Using the blueberry cultivar "Powderblue" after pollination, fruits at different developmental stages were collected for study. The transverse and longitudinal diameters, individual fruit weight, and fruit wat...

    Authors: Xianqin Wan, Zewei Wu, Dongchan Sun, Li Long, Qiling Song and Chao Gao
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:184
  24. Fusarium head blight (FHB) infection results in Fusarium damaged kernels (FDK) and deoxynivalenol (DON) contamination that are downgrading factors at the Canadian elevators. Durum wheat (Triticum turgidum L. var....

    Authors: Samia Berraies, Yuefeng Ruan, Ron Knox, Ron DePauw, Firdissa Bokore, Richard Cuthbert, Barbara Blackwell, Maria Antonia Henriquez, David Konkin, Bianyun Yu, Curtis Pozniak and Brad Meyer
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:183
  25. Cotton boll shedding is one of the main factors adversely affecting the cotton yield. During the cotton plant growth period, low light conditions can cause cotton bolls to fall off prematurely. In this study, ...

    Authors: Ning Zhao, Zhao Geng, Guiyuan Zhao, Jianguang Liu, Zetong An, Hanshuang Zhang, Pengfei Ai and Yongqiang Wang
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:182
  26. The era of high throughput sequencing offers new paths to identifying species boundaries that are complementary to traditional morphology-based delimitations. De novo species delimitation using traditional or ...

    Authors: Yinzi Jiang, Junbo Yang, Ryan A. Folk, Jianli Zhao, Jie Liu, Zhengshan He, Hua Peng, Shixiong Yang, Chunlei Xiang and Xiangqin Yu
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:181
  27. Primary response genes play a pivotal role in translating short-lived stress signals into sustained adaptive responses. In this study, we investigated the involvement of ATL80, an E3 ubiquitin ligase, in the d...

    Authors: Manuel Méndez-Gómez, Daniel Sierra-Cacho, Estela Jiménez-Morales and Plinio Guzmán
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:180
  28. An experiment was conducted in a greenhouse to determine the effects of different supplemental light spectra on the growth, nutrient uptake, and fruit quality of four strawberry cultivars. The plants were grow...

    Authors: Hamid Reza Roosta, Mahdi Bikdeloo and Mansour Ghorbanpour
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:179
  29. The fertile islands formed by shrubs are major drivers of the structure and function of desert ecosystems, affecting seedling establishment, plant–plant interactions, the diversity and productivity of plant co...

    Authors: Zhangkai Liu, Yuying Shao, Qingguo Cui, Xuehua Ye and Zhenying Huang
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:178
  30. Lamins are the major components of the nuclear lamina, which regulate chromatin structure and gene expression. KAKU4 is a unique nuclear lamina component in the nuclear periphery, modulates nuclear shape and s...

    Authors: Yaxin Cao, Hengyu Yan, Minghao Sheng, Yue Liu, Xinyue Yu, Zhongqiu Li, Wenying Xu and Zhen Su
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:177
  31. The microbiome plays a fundamental role in plant health and performance. Soil serves as a reservoir of microbial diversity where plants attract microorganisms via root exudates. The soil has an important impac...

    Authors: Juan Quijia Pillajo, Laura J. Chapin, Cristian D. Quiroz-Moreno, James E. Altland and Michelle L. Jones
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:176
  32. In the natural environment, plants face constant exposure to biotic stress caused by fungal attacks. The plant’s response to various biotic stresses relies heavily on its ability to rapidly adjust the transcri...

    Authors: Justyna Mierziak and Wioleta Wojtasik
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:175
  33. The N-terminal regulatory element (NRE) of Receptor-like kinases (RLKs), consisting of the juxtamembrane segment in receptor kinases (RKs) and the N-terminal extension segment in RLCKs, is a crucial component ...

    Authors: Qiong Fu, Qian Liu, Rensen Zhang, Jia Chen, Hengchang Guo, Zhenhua Ming, Feng Yu and Heping Zheng
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:174
  34. Polygonatum cyrtonema Hua is a traditional Chinese medicinal plant acclaimed for its therapeutic potential in diabetes and various chronic diseases. Its rhizomes are the main functional parts rich in secondary me...

    Authors: Qiqi Gong, Jianfeng Yu, Zhicheng Guo, Ke Fu, Yi Xu, Hui Zou, Cong Li, Jinping Si, Shengguan Cai, Donghong Chen and Zhigang Han
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:173
  35. Plant responses to a wide range of stresses are known to be regulated by epigenetic mechanisms. Pathogen-related investigations, particularly against RNA viruses, are however scarce. It has been demonstrated t...

    Authors: Régis L. Corrêa, Denis Kutnjak, Silvia Ambrós, Mónica Bustos and Santiago F. Elena
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:172
  36. Lagerstroemia indica is a widely cultivated ornamental woody shrub/tree of the family Lythraceae that is used as a traditional medicinal plant in East Asia and Egypt. However, unlike other ornamental woody plants...

    Authors: Chunmei Yu, Guoyuan Liu, Jin Qin, Xi Wan, Anfang Guo, Hui Wei, Yanhong Chen, Bolin Lian, Fei Zhong and Jian Zhang
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:171
  37. Panax notoginseng (Burk) F. H. Chen is one of the most famous Chinese traditional medicinal plants. The taproot is the main organ producing triterpenoid saponins, and its development is directly linked to the qua...

    Authors: Xuejiao Li, Yan Zhao, Shuilian He, Jing Meng, Yingchun Lu, Huineng Shi, Chunlan Liu, Bing Hao, Qingyan Tang, Shuangyan Zhang, Guanghui Zhang, Yu Luo, Shengchao Yang, Jianli Yang and Wei Fan
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:170
  38. Dwarf rootstocks have important practical significance for high-density planting in pear orchards. The shoots of ‘Cuiguan’ grafted onto the dwarf rootstock were shorter than those grafted onto the vigorous roo...

    Authors: Zhenxu Liang, Qinghua Wang, Mingde Sun, Ruirui Du, Wanmei Jin and Songzhong Liu
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:169
  39. Forests are essential for maintaining species diversity, stabilizing local and global climate, and providing ecosystem services. Exploring the impact of paleogeographic events and climate change on the genetic...

    Authors: Ying Song, Gang-Biao Xu, Ke-Xin Long, Chun-Cheng Wang, Ran Chen, He Li, Xiao-Long Jiang and Min Deng
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:168
  40. Generating elite rice varieties with high yield and superior quality is the main goal of rice breeding programs. Key agronomic traits, including grain size and seed germination characteristics, affect the fina...

    Authors: Xia Yang, Jun Lu, Wu-Jian Shi, Yu-Hao Chen, Jia-Wen Yu, Sai-Hua Chen, Dong-Sheng Zhao, Li-Chun Huang, Xiao-Lei Fan, Chang-Quan Zhang, Lin Zhang, Qiao-Quan Liu and Qian-Feng Li
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:167
  41. Chlorophyll (Chl) is an agronomic trait associated with photosynthesis and yield. Gibberellin 2-oxidases (GA2oxs) have previously been shown to be involved in Chl accumulation. However, whether and how the Pbr...

    Authors: Guoling Guo, Lun Liu, Taijing Shen, Haozhe Wang, Shuqin Zhang, Yu Sun, Guoyu Xiong, Xiaomei Tang, Liwu Zhu and Bing Jia
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:166
  42. ABA Insensitive 5 (ABI5) is a basic leucine zipper transcription factor that crucially influences plant growth, development, and stress response. However, there is minimal research on the ABI5 family in foxtail m...

    Authors: Yinyuan Wen, Zeya Zhao, Liuna Cheng, Shixue Zhou, Mengyao An, Juan Zhao, Shuqi Dong, Xiangyang Yuan and Meiqiang Yin
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:164
  43. Auxin response factors (ARFs) play a crucial role in regulating gene expression within the auxin signal transduction pathway, particularly during adventitious root (AR) formation. In this investigation, we ide...

    Authors: Cheng Libao, Liang Shiting, Zhao Chen and Li Shuyan
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:163
  44. Hydrogen sulfide (H2S) is a novel signaling molecule involved in the growth and development of plants and their response to stress. However, the involvement of H2S in promoting the growth and development of tobac...

    Authors: Jingcheng Dai, Dingxin Wen, Hao Li, Jingpeng Yang, Xiongfei Rao, Yong Yang, Jiangke Yang, Chunlei Yang and Jun Yu
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:162
  45. Drought impairs growth, disturbs photosynthesis, and induces senescence in plants, which results in crop productivity reduction and ultimately jeopardizes human food security. The objective of this study was t...

    Authors: Masoud Maleki, Abdolali Shojaeiyan and Ali Mokhtassi-Bidgoli
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:161
  46. Anthocyanins are the most important compounds for nutritional quality and economic values of blood orange. However, there are few reports on the pre-harvest treatment accelerating the accumulation of anthocyan...

    Authors: Hongbin Liu, Yan Jin, Le Huang, Chouyu Miao, Jiayi Tang, Huimin Zhang, Haojie Yin, Xiaopeng Lu, Na Li, Suming Dai, Alessandra Gentile, Ling Zhang and Ling Sheng
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:160
  47. Flower buds of Anthurium andraeanum frequently cease to grow and abort during the early flowering stage, resulting in prolonged planting times and increased commercialization costs. Nevertheless, limited knowledg...

    Authors: Xiao Wan, Long-Hai Zou, Xiaoyun Pan, Yaying Ge, Liang Jin, Qunyang Cao, Jiewei Shi and Danqing Tian
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:159
  48. Powdery mildew (PM) is one of the important soybean diseases, and host resistance could practically contribute to soybean PM management. To date, only the Rmd locus on chromosome (Chr) 16 was identified through t...

    Authors: Cheng-Chun Huang, Chen-Hsiang Lin, Yu-Cheng Lin and Hao-Xun Chang
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:155
  49. Soybean is one of the most cultivated crops globally and a staple food for much of the world's population. The annual global crop losses due to infection by Phytophthora sojae is currently estimated at $20B USD, ...

    Authors: Oludoyin Adeseun Adigun, Thu Huong Pham, Dmitry Grapov, Muhammad Nadeem, Linda Elizabeth Jewell, Lakshman Galagedara, Mumtaz Cheema and Raymond Thomas
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:154

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