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  1. Heterosis, or hybrid vigor, refers to the phenotypic superiority of an F1 hybrid relative to its parents in terms of growth rate, biomass production, grain yield, and stress tolerance. Light is an energy source a...

    Authors: Weimin Zhan, Guanghui Guo, Lianhua Cui, Muhammad Abdul Rehman Rashid, Liangliang Jiang, Guanghua Sun, Jianping Yang and Yanpei Zhang
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:41
  2. The SPL gene is a plant-specific transcription factor involved in the regulation of plant growth and development, which have been identified in woody plants. The process of floral bud differentiation affects the ...

    Authors: Xin Feng, Bingjie Zhou, Xinliang Wu, Huiling Wu, Suilin Zhang, Ying Jiang, Yaping Wang, Yaqian Zhang, Man Cao, Baoshi Guo, Shuchai Su and Zhixia Hou
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:40
  3. Melon is an important horticultural crop with a pleasant aromatic flavor and abundance of health-promoting substances. Numerous melon varieties have been cultivated worldwide in recent years, but the high numb...

    Authors: Jian Zhang, Jingjing Yang, Yanling Lv, Xiaofei Zhang, Changxuan Xia, Hong Zhao and Changlong Wen
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:39
  4. Applying Biochar (BC) or biofertilizers (BF) are potential approaches to reduce the nitrogen input and mitigate soil degradation in the maize soybean relay strip intercropping system (IS). In 2019 and 2020, a ...

    Authors: Kai Luo, Chen Xie, Xiaoting Yuan, Shanshan Liu, Ping Chen, Qing Du, Benchuan Zheng, Zhidan Fu, Xiaochun Wang, Taiwen Yong and Wenyu Yang
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:38
  5. Gossypol is a unique secondary metabolite and sesquiterpene in cotton, which is mainly synthesized in the root system of cotton and exhibits many biological activities. Previous research found that grafting af...

    Authors: Kun Ye, Teng Teng, Teng Yang, Degang Zhao and Yichen Zhao
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:37
  6. Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi (AMF) are beneficial microorganisms in soil-plant interactions; however, the underlying mechanisms regarding their roles in legumes environmental stress remain elusive. Present tri...

    Authors: Yuexu Liu, Jinhao Lu, Li Cui, Zhaohui Tang, Dunwei Ci, Xiaoxia Zou, Xiaojun Zhang, Xiaona Yu, Yuefu Wang and Tong Si
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:36
  7. Sea-lavenders (Limonium Mill., Plumbaginaceae) are a cosmopolitan group of diploid and polyploid plants often adapted to extreme saline environments, with a mostly Tethyan distribution, occurring in the Mediterra...

    Authors: Francisco Pina-Martins, Ana D. Caperta, Sofia I. R. Conceição, Vera L. Nunes, Isabel Marques and Octávio S. Paulo
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:34

    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:76

  8. Codonopsis pilosula (Franch.) Nannf. is a medicinal plant traditionally used in China, Korea, and Japan to treat many diseases including poor gastrointestinal function, low immunity, gastric ulcers, and chronic g...

    Authors: Roggers Gang, Richard Komakech, Yuseong Chung, Denis Okello, Wook Jin Kim, Byeong Cheol Moon, Nam-Hui Yim and Youngmin Kang
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:33
  9. Eriocaulon is a wetland plant genus with important ecological value, and one of the famous taxonomically challenging groups among angiosperms, mainly due to the high intraspecific diversity and low interspecific ...

    Authors: Enze Li, Kangjia Liu, Rongyan Deng, Yongwei Gao, Xinyu Liu, Wenpan Dong and Zhixiang Zhang
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:32
  10. Auxin performs important functions in plant growth and development processes, as well as abiotic stress. Small auxin-up RNA (SAUR) is the largest gene family of auxin-responsive factors. However, the knowledge of...

    Authors: Xiaoqian Ma, Shutao Dai, Na Qin, Cancan Zhu, Jiafan Qin and Junxia Li
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:31
  11. Ginseng, Panax ginseng Meyer, is a traditional herb that is immensely valuable both for human health and medicine and for medicinal plant research. The homeodomain leucine zipper (HD-Zip) gene family is a plant-s...

    Authors: Li Li, Boxin Lv, Kaiyou Zang, Yue Jiang, Chaofan Wang, Yanfang Wang, Kangyu Wang, Mingzhu Zhao, Ping Chen, Jun Lei, Yi Wang and Meiping Zhang
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:30
  12. Multiple MYB transcription factors (TFs) are involved in the regulation of plant coloring. Betalain is a kind of natural plant pigment and its biosynthesis is regulated by a number of enzymes. Despite this, li...

    Authors: Fangfang Xie, Canbin Chen, Jiayi Chen, Jiaxuan Chen, Qingzhu Hua, Kamran Shah, Zhike Zhang, Jietang Zhao, Guibing Hu, Jianye Chen and Yonghua Qin
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:28
  13. Microalgae CO2 fixation results in the production of biomass rich in high-valuable products, such as fatty acids and carotenoids. Enhanced productivity of valuable compounds can be achieved through the microalgae...

    Authors: Anastasiia Kryvenda, Rudolf Tischner, Bastian Steudel, Carola Griehl, Robert Armon and Thomas Friedl
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:27
  14. The transition from vegetative to floral phase is the result of complex crosstalk of exogenous and endogenous floral integrators. This critical physiological event is the response to environmental interaction,...

    Authors: Salma Benaouda, Tyll Stöcker, Heiko Schoof, Jens Léon and Agim Ballvora
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:25
  15. Ubc13 is the only known ubiquitin conjugating enzyme (Ubc/E2) dedicated to promoting Lys (K)63-linked polyubiquitination, and this process requires a Ubc/E2 variant (UEV). Unlike conventional K48-linked polyub...

    Authors: Ivanthi Kumasaruge, Rui Wen, Lipu Wang, Peng Gao, Gary Peng and Wei Xiao
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:24
  16. Protein lysine 2-hydroxyisobutyrylation (Khib) is a novel post-translational modification (PTM) discovered in cells or tissues of animals, microorganisms and plants in recent years. Proteome-wide identification o...

    Authors: Wei Zhao, Ting-Hu Ren, Yan-Zheng Zhou, Sheng-Bo Liu, Xin-Yang Huang, Tang-Yuan Ning and Geng Li
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:23
  17. Cowpea (Vigna unguiculata) is a crucial crop for regions of the world that are prone to both heat and drought; however, the phytotoxic cowpea aphid (Aphis craccivora) impairs plant physiology at low population le...

    Authors: Jacob R. MacWilliams, Paul D. Nabity, Kerry E. Mauck and Isgouhi Kaloshian
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:22
  18. Non-specific lipid transfer proteins (nsLTPs) are a group of small and basic proteins that can bind and transfer various lipid molecules to the apoplastic space. A typical nsLTP carries a conserved architectur...

    Authors: Ming-Der Huang, Chin-Wei Wu, Hong-Yun Chou, Sou-Yu Cheng and Hsin-Yang Chang
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:21
  19. Although the interaction between P and Zn has long been recognized in plants, the physiological and molecular mechanisms underlying P and Zn interactions are poorly understood. We show here that P supply decre...

    Authors: Zhonghua Wang, Yafei Wang, Qingguo Du, Pengshuai Yan, Baogang Yu, Wen-Xue Li and Chun-Qin Zou
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:20
  20. This study aims to provide insights into plant-insect interaction during the formation and development of open gall structure on the leaves of Robinia pseudoacacia during gall formation by Obolodiplosis robiniae....

    Authors: Aleksandra M. Staszak, Ewelina Ratajczak, Joanna Leśniewska, Alicja Piotrowska-Niczyporuk and Agata Kostro-Ambroziak
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:19
  21. The fresh-market tomato (Solanum lycopersicum) is bred for direct consumption and is selected for a high yield of large fruits. To understand the genetic variations (distinct types of DNA sequence polymorphism) t...

    Authors: Prashant Bhandari, Juhee Kim and Tong Geon Lee
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:18
  22. Iris lactea var. chinensis, a perennial herbaceous species, is widely distributed and has good drought tolerance traits. However, there is little information in public databases concerning this herb, so it is di...

    Authors: Yue Zhang, Ruihai Zhang, Zhen Song, Weidong Fu, Lingling Yun, Jinhui Gao, Guang Hu, Zhonghui Wang, Hanwen Wu, Guoliang Zhang and Jiahe Wu
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:17
  23. Organic acids are important components that determine the fruit flavor of peach (Prunus persica L. Batsch). However, the dynamics of organic acid diversity during fruit ripening and the key genes that modulate th...

    Authors: Xiaohan Jiang, Kangchen Liu, Huixiang Peng, Jing Fang, Aidi Zhang, Yuepeng Han and Xiujun Zhang
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:16
  24. Current climate change scenarios are posing greater threats to the growth and development of plants. Thus, significant efforts are required that can mitigate the negative effects of drought on the cotton plant...

    Authors: Jiajun Liu, Jiangna Liu, Heng Wang, Aziz Khan, Yanchao Xu, Yuqing Hou, Yuhong Wang, Zhongli Zhou, Jie Zheng, Fang Liu and Xiaoyan Cai
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:14
  25. Thyme derived essential oil and its components have numerous applications in pharmaceutical, food, and cosmetic industries, owing to their antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral properties. To obtain thyme ...

    Authors: Meiyu Sun, Li Zhu, Yanan Zhang, Ningning Liu, Jinzheng Zhang, Hui Li, Hongtong Bai and Lei Shi
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:13
  26. Crown imperial (Fritillaria imperialis L.) is a threatened bulbous plant which has great ornamental and medicinal values and importance. In the present study, a total of 100 specimens of wild-growing F. imperiali...

    Authors: Mohammad Moradi, Alireza Khaleghi and Ali Khadivi
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:12
  27. The sterile lemma is a unique organ of the rice (Oryza sativa L.) spikelet. However, the characteristics and origin of the rice sterile lemma have not been determined unequivocally, so it is important to elucidat...

    Authors: Xi Luo, Yidong Wei, Yanmei Zheng, Linyan Wei, Fangxi Wu, Qiuhua Cai, Huaan Xie and Jianfu Zhang
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:11
  28. Success in any genomic prediction platform is directly dependent on establishing a representative training set. This is a complex task, even in single-trait single-environment conditions and tends to be even m...

    Authors: Raysa Gevartosky, Humberto Fanelli Carvalho, Germano Costa-Neto, Osval A. Montesinos-López, José Crossa and Roberto Fritsche-Neto
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:10
  29. The Ferula genus encompasses 180–185 species and is one of the largest genera in Apiaceae, with many of Ferula species possessing important medical value. The previous studies provided more information for Ferula

    Authors: Huan-Huan Qin, Jing Cai, Chang-Kun Liu, Ren-Xiu Zhou, Megan Price, Song-Dong Zhou and Xing-Jin He
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:9
  30. 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
  31. Heat stress has adverse effects on the growth and reproduction of plants. Zygophyllum xanthoxylum, a typical xerophyte, is a dominant species in the desert where summer temperatures are around 40 °C. However, the...

    Authors: Wan-Peng Bai, Hu-Jun Li, Shelley R. Hepworth, Hai-Shuang Liu, Lin-Bo Liu, Gai-Ni Wang, Qing Ma, Ai-Ke Bao and Suo-Min Wang
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:7
  32. 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
  33. 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
  34. 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
  35. 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

  36. 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
  37. 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
  38. 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
  39. 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

  40. 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
  41. 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
  42. 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

  43. 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
  44. 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
  45. 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

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