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  1. Shade stress, a universal abiotic stress, suppresses plant growth and production seriously. However, little is known regarding the protein regulatory networks under shade stress. To better characterize the pro...

    Authors: Jia Gao, Zheng Liu, Bin Zhao, Peng Liu and Ji-Wang Zhang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:60

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  2. Basal leaf removal is widely practiced to increase grape cluster sunlight exposure that controls berry rot and improves quality. Studies on its influence on volatile compounds in grape berries have been perfor...

    Authors: Lei He, Xiao-Qing Xu, Yu Wang, Wei-Kai Chen, Run-Ze Sun, Guo Cheng, Bin Liu, Wu Chen, Chang-Qing Duan, Jun Wang and Qiu-Hong Pan

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:59

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  3. Hydrogen gas (H2) is hypothesised to play a role in plants that are coping with stresses by regulating signal transduction and gene expression. Although the beneficial role of H2 in plant tolerance to cadmium (Cd...

    Authors: Weiti Cui, Ping Yao, Jincheng Pan, Chen Dai, Hong Cao, Zhiyu Chen, Shiting Zhang, Sheng Xu and Wenbiao Shen

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:58

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  4. High yielding rice varieties are usually low in grain iron (Fe) and zinc (Zn) content. These two micronutrients are involved in many enzymatic activities, lack of which cause many disorders in human body. Bio-...

    Authors: S. K. Pradhan, E. Pandit, S. Pawar, R. Naveenkumar, S. R. Barik, S. P. Mohanty, D. K. Nayak, S. K. Ghritlahre, D. Sanjiba Rao, J. N. Reddy and S. S. C. Patnaik

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:57

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  5. Filmy-ferns (Hymenophyllaceae) are poikilohydric, homoiochlorophyllous desiccation-tolerant (DT) epiphytes. They can colonize lower and upper canopy environments of humid forest. Filmy-ferns desiccate rapidly ...

    Authors: Enrique Ostria-Gallardo, Giovanni Larama, Graciela Berríos, Ana Fallard, Ana Gutiérrez-Moraga, Ingo Ensminger and León A. Bravo

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:56

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  6. Grapevine is an economically important crop for which yield and berry quality is strongly affected by climate change. Large variations in drought tolerance exist across Vitis species. Some of these species are us...

    Authors: Noé Cochetel, Ryan Ghan, Haley S. Toups, Asfaw Degu, Richard L. Tillett, Karen A. Schlauch and Grant R. Cramer

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:55

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  7. Floral transition initiates reproductive development of plants and occurs in response to environmental and endogenous signals. In Arabidopsis thaliana, this process is accelerated by several environmental cues, i...

    Authors: Fernando Andrés, Atsuko Kinoshita, Naveen Kalluri, Virginia Fernández, Vítor S. Falavigna, Tiago M. D. Cruz, Seonghoe Jang, Yasutaka Chiba, Mitsunori Seo, Tabea Mettler-Altmann, Bruno Huettel and George Coupland

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:53

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  8. Carrot (Daucus carota subsp. carota L.) is an important root crop with an available high-quality genome. The carrot genome is thought to have undergone recursive paleo-polyploidization, but the extent, occurrence...

    Authors: Jinpeng Wang, Jigao Yu, Yuxian Li, Chendan Wei, He Guo, Ying Liu, Jin Zhang, Xiuqing Li and Xiyin Wang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:52

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  9. Soybean oil is a major source of edible oil, and the domestication of wild soybean has resulted in significant changes in oil content and composition. Extensive efforts have been made to identify genetic loci ...

    Authors: Yanjie Yao, Qingbo You, Guozhan Duan, Jianjun Ren, Shanshan Chu, Junqing Zhao, Xia Li, Xinan Zhou and Yongqing Jiao

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:51

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  10. Many studies in Arabidopsis and rice have demonstrated that HD-Zip transcription factors play important roles in plant development and responses to abiotic stresses. Although common wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) i...

    Authors: Shumin Li, Nan Chen, Fangfang Li, Fangming Mei, Zhongxue Wang, Xinxiu Cheng, Zhensheng Kang and Hude Mao

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:50

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  11. Biotrophic fungi make intimate contact with host cells to access nutrients. Sugar is considered as the main carbon sources absorbed from host cells by pathogens. Partition, exchanges and competition for sugar ...

    Authors: Baoyu Huai, Qian Yang, Xiaobo Wei, Qinglin Pan, Zhensheng Kang and Jie Liu

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:49

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  12. Shoot branching is an important trait of plants that allows them to adapt to environment changes. Strigolactones (SLs) are newly identified plant hormones that inhibit shoot branching in plants. The SL biosynt...

    Authors: Chong Ren, Yuchen Guo, Junhua Kong, Fatma Lecourieux, Zhanwu Dai, Shaohua Li and Zhenchang Liang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:47

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  13. Cassava is highly tolerant to stressful conditions, especially drought stress conditions; however, the mechanisms underlying this tolerance are poorly understood. The GRAS gene family is a large family of tran...

    Authors: Zhongying Shan, Xinglu Luo, Meiyan Wu, Limei Wei, Zhupeng Fan and Yanmei Zhu

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:46

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  14. Wheat grain avenin-like proteins (ALPs) belong to a recently discovered class of wheat grain storage protein. ALPs in wheat grains not only have beneficial effects on dough quality but also display antifungal ...

    Authors: Yujuan Zhang, Xin Hu, Angela Juhasz, Shahidul Islam, Zitong Yu, Yun Zhao, Gang Li, Wenli Ding and Wujun Ma

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:45

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  15. Exogenous 6-benzyladenine (6-BA) could improve leaf defense system activity. In order to better understand the regulation mechanism of exogenous 6-benzyladenine (6-BA) on waterlogged summer maize, three treatm...

    Authors: Juan Hu, Baizhao Ren, Shuting Dong, Peng Liu, Bin Zhao and Jiwang Zhang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:44

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  16. Grapevine is a crop of major economic importance, yet little is known about the regulation of shoot development in grapevine or other perennial fruits crops. Here we combine genetic and genomic tools to identi...

    Authors: Sabine Guillaumie, Stéphane Decroocq, Nathalie Ollat, Serge Delrot, Eric Gomès and Sarah J. Cookson

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:43

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  17. Iron (Fe) is an essential micronutrient for plant growth and development. Iron deficiency chlorosis (IDC), caused by calcareous soils or high soil pH, can limit iron availability, negatively affecting soybean (Gl...

    Authors: Teshale Assefa, Jiaoping Zhang, R. V. Chowda-Reddy, Adrienne N. Moran Lauter, Arti Singh, Jamie A. O’Rourke, Michelle A. Graham and Asheesh K. Singh

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:42

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  18. Grape berry ripening is influenced by climate, the main component of the “terroir” of a place. Light and temperature are major factors in the vineyard that affect berry development and fruit metabolite composi...

    Authors: Grant R. Cramer, Noé Cochetel, Ryan Ghan, Agnès Destrac-Irvine and Serge Delrot

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:41

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  19. Dendrobium catenatum, as a precious Chinese herbal medicine, is an epiphytic orchid plant, which grows on the trunks and cliffs and often faces up to diverse environmental stresses. SET DOMAIN GROUP (SDG) protein...

    Authors: Dong-Hong Chen, Han-Lin Qiu, Yong Huang, Lei Zhang and Jin-Ping Si

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:40

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  20. Plants have been used as an important source of indispensable bioactive compounds in various cosmetics, foods, and medicines. However, the subsequent functional annotation of these compounds seems arduous beca...

    Authors: Sunmin Lee, Dong-Gu Oh, Digar Singh, Jong Seok Lee, Sarah Lee and Choong Hwan Lee

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:39

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  21. Many Gram-negative bacteria use N-acyl-homoserine lactones (AHLs) to communicate each other and to coordinate their collective behaviors. Recently, accumulating evidence shows that host plants are able to sense a...

    Authors: Fang Liu, Qian Zhao, Zhenhua Jia, Cong Song, Yali Huang, Hong Ma and Shuishan Song

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:38

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  22. Root-to-shoot translocation of zinc (Zn) and cadmium (Cd) depends on the concentrations of both metals in the medium. A previous study on tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum) pointed to the contribution of NtZIP1, NtZIP2,...

    Authors: Małgorzata Palusińska, Anna Barabasz, Katarzyna Kozak, Anna Papierniak, Karolina Maślińska and Danuta Maria Antosiewicz

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:37

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  23. Chicory (Cichorium intybus L.) is a traditional European crop that is highly appreciated for its contents of bioactive compounds, especially phenolics, which have high antioxidant activities. Among other factors,...

    Authors: Lovro Sinkovič, Polona Jamnik, Mojca Korošec, Rajko Vidrih and Vladimir Meglič

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:36

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  24. The detrimental effects of global climate change direct more attention to the survival and productivity of plants during periods of highly fluctuating temperatures. In particular in temperate climates in sprin...

    Authors: Kora Vyse, Johanna Penzlin, Kjell Sergeant, Dirk K. Hincha, Rajeev Arora and Ellen Zuther

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:35

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  25. IDA (INFLORESCENCE DEFICIENT IN ABSCISSION)-like signaling peptides and the associated HAE (HAESA)-like family of receptor kinases were originally reported in the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana (Arabidopsis) to...

    Authors: Daniel Ventimilla, Concha Domingo, Daniel González-Ibeas, Manuel Talon and Francisco R. Tadeo

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:34

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  26. Leaf mold disease caused by Cladosporium fulvum is a serious threat affecting the global production of tomato. Cf genes are associated with leaf mold resistance, including Cf-16, which confers effective resistanc...

    Authors: Dongye Zhang, Yufang Bao, Yaoguang Sun, Huanhuan Yang, Tingting Zhao, Huijia Li, Chong Du, Jingbin Jiang, Jingfu Li, Libo Xie and Xiangyang Xu

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:33

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  27. Daylilies are a lucrative crop used for its floral beauty, medicinal proprieties, landscaping, fire prevention, nutritional value, and research. Despite the importance, daylilies remain extremely challenging f...

    Authors: Kanyand Matand, Meordrick Shoemake and Chenxin Li

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:31

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  28. Nicotiana tabacum is an important economic crop. Topping, a common agricultural practice employed with flue-cured tobacco, is designed to increase leaf nicotine contents by increasing nicotine biosynthesis in roo...

    Authors: Yan Qin, Shenglong Bai, Wenzheng Li, Ting Sun, David W. Galbraith, Zefeng Yang, Yun Zhou, Guiling Sun and Bingwu Wang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:30

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  29. Fusarium head blight (FHB), primarily caused by Fusarium graminearum, is a major threat to wheat production and food security worldwide. Breeding stably and durably resistant cultivars is the most effective appro...

    Authors: Wenjing Hu, Derong Gao, Hongya Wu, Jian Liu, Chunmei Zhang, Junchan Wang, Zhengning Jiang, Yeyu Liu, Dongsheng Li, Yong Zhang and Chengbin Lu

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:29

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  30. In the original publication of this article [1], the authors pointed out the Fig. 4b was same with Fig. 4c. The correct Fig. 4b should be below.

    Authors: Jianfang Gao, Li Shen, Jingli Yuan, Hongli Zheng, Quansheng Su, Weiguang Yang, Liqing Zhang, Vitalis Ekene Nnaemeka, Jie Sun, Liping Ke and Yuqiang Sun

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:28

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    The original article was published in BMC Plant Biology 2019 19:455

  31. Rain-shelter covering is widely applied during cherry fruit development in subtropical monsoon climates with the aim of decreasing the dropping and cracking of fruit caused by excessive rainfall. Under rain-sh...

    Authors: Tian Tian, Guang Qiao, Zhuang Wen, Bin Deng, Zhilang Qiu, Yi Hong and Xiaopeng Wen

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:27

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  32. The receptor-like kinase FEROINA (FER) plays a crucial role in controlling plant vegetative growth partially by sensing the rapid alkalinization factor (RALF) peptide. However, the role of RALF1-FER in the veg...

    Authors: Long Wang, Tao Yang, Qinlu Lin, Bingqian Wang, Xu Li, Sheng Luan and Feng Yu

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:26

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  33. The marine alga Ulva compressa is the dominant species in copper-polluted coastal areas in northern Chile. It has been shown that the alga tolerates micromolar concentrations of copper and accumulates copper at t...

    Authors: Daniel Laporte, Felipe Rodríguez, Alberto González, Antonio Zúñiga, Eduardo Castro-Nallar, Claudio A. Sáez and Alejandra Moenne

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:25

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  34. It is now well documented that moonlight affects the life cycle of invertebrates, birds, reptiles, and mammals. The lunisolar tide is also well-known to alter plant growth and development. However, although pl...

    Authors: J-C. Breitler, D. Djerrab, S. Leran, L. Toniutti, C. Guittin, D. Severac, M. Pratlong, A. Dereeper, H. Etienne and B. Bertrand

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:24

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  35. Salinity is one of the most significant environmental factors limiting the productivity of cotton. However, the key genetic components responsible for the reduction in cotton yield in saline-alkali soils are s...

    Authors: Guozhong Zhu, Wenwei Gao, Xiaohui Song, Fenglei Sun, Sen Hou, Na Liu, Yajie Huang, Dayong Zhang, Zhiyong Ni, Quanjia Chen and Wangzhen Guo

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:23

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  36. Proteasomes remove regulatory proteins in eukaryotic cells, and control a variety of plant processes. Proteasomes are localized to the cytosol and nuclear, but their role in plant biology has recently been ext...

    Authors: Felipe Mendoza, Carson Berry, Laura Prestigiacomo and Doug Van Hoewyk

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:22

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  37. Triacylglycerols (TAGs) are the main composition of plant seed oil. Long-chain acyl-coenzyme A synthetases (LACSs) catalyze the synthesis of long-chain acyl-coenzyme A, which is one of the primary substrates f...

    Authors: Li-Na Ding, Shou-Lai Gu, Fu-Ge Zhu, Zhong-Yan Ma, Juan Li, Ming Li, Zheng Wang and Xiao-Li Tan

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:21

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  38. Plant genomes contain a large number of HAK/KUP/KT transporters, which play important roles in potassium uptake and translocation, osmotic potential regulation, salt tolerance, root morphogenesis and plant dev...

    Authors: Xiaomin Feng, Yongjun Wang, Nannan Zhang, Zilin Wu, Qiaoying Zeng, Jiayun Wu, Xiaobin Wu, Lei Wang, Jisen Zhang and Yongwen Qi

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:20

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  39. Young wheat plants are continuously exposed to herbivorous insect attack. To reduce insect damage and maintain their growth, plants evolved different defense mechanisms, including the biosynthesis of deterrent...

    Authors: Zhaniya S. Batyrshina, Beery Yaakov, Reut Shavit, Anuradha Singh and Vered Tzin

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:19

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  40. Triticum aestivum (wheat) is one of the world’s oldest crops and has been used for >8000 years as a food crop in North Africa, West Asia and Europe. Today, wheat is one of the most important sources of grain for ...

    Authors: Johanna Lethin, Shahriar S. M. Shakil, Sameer Hassan, Nick Sirijovski, Mats Töpel, Olof Olsson and Henrik Aronsson

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:18

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  41. Maize bsd2 (bundle sheath defective2) is a classical C4 mutant with defective C4 photosynthesis, accompanied with reduced accumulation of Rubisco (ribulose bisphosphate carboxylase oxygenase) and aberrant mature ...

    Authors: Heying Li, Mei Bai, Xingshan Jiang, Rongxin Shen, Huina Wang, Haiyang Wang and Hong Wu

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:17

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  42. Food contamination with Salmonella enterica and enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli is among the leading causes of foodborne illnesses worldwide and crop plants are associated with > 50% of the disease outbreaks. ...

    Authors: Paula Rodrigues Oblessuc, Cleverson Carlos Matiolli and Maeli Melotto

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:16

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  43. Alfalfa is a high-quality forage cultivated widely in northern China. Recently, the failure of alfalfa plants to survive the winter has caused substantial economic losses. Water management has attracted consid...

    Authors: Hongyu Xu, Zhenyi Li, Zongyong Tong, Feng He and Xianglin Li

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:15

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  44. The BAHD acyltransferase superfamily exhibits various biological roles in plants, including regulating fruit quality, catalytic synthesizing of terpene, phenolics and esters, and improving stress resistance. Howe...

    Authors: Chunxin Liu, Xin Qiao, Qionghou Li, Weiwei Zeng, Shuwei Wei, Xin Wang, Yangyang Chen, Xiao Wu, Jun Wu, Hao Yin and Shaoling Zhang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:14

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  45. Pectin methylesterase (PME) is a hydrolytic enzyme that catalyzes the demethylesterification of homogalacturonans and controls pectin reconstruction, being essential in regulation of cell wall modification. Du...

    Authors: Cheng Xue, Si-Cong Guan, Jian-Qing Chen, Chen-Jin Wen, Jian-Fa Cai and Xu Chen

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:13

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  46. NAC (NAM/ATAF/CUC) is one of the largest plant-specific transcription factor (TF) families known to play significant roles in wood formation. Acting as master gene regulators, a few NAC genes can activate seco...

    Authors: Wenjing Yao, Dawei Zhang, Boru Zhou, Jianping Wang, Renhua Li and Tingbo Jiang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:12

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  47. NAD kinases (NADKs) are the only known enzymes that directly phosphorylate NAD(H) to generate NADP(H) in different subcellular compartments. They participate in multiple life activities, such as modulating the...

    Authors: Xiang Wang, Bin-Bin Li, Tian-Tian Ma, Liang-Yu Sun, Li Tai, Chun-Hong Hu, Wen-Ting Liu, Wen-Qiang Li and Kun-Ming Chen

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:11

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