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  1. Content type: Research article

    Vernalization and the transition from vegetative to reproductive growth involve multiple pathways, vital for controlling floral organ formation and flowering time. However, little transcription information is ...

    Authors: Guangyan Feng, Linkai Huang, Ji Li, Jianping Wang, Lei Xu, Ling Pan, Xinxin Zhao, Xia Wang, Ting Huang and Xinquan Zhang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:216

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    Stomata are micropores surrounded by pairs of guard cells, and their opening is finely controlled to balance water vapor loss as transpiration and CO2 absorption for photosynthesis. The regulatory signaling netwo...

    Authors: Jian-Lin Shen, Chun-Long Li, Mei Wang, Li-Long He, Min-Yan Lin, Dong-Hua Chen and Wei Zhang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:217

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Birch (Betula platyphylla Suk.) contains triterpenoids with anti-HIV and anti-tumor pharmacological activities. However, the natural abundance of these triterpenoids is low, and their chemical synthesis is costly...

    Authors: Jing Yin, Xin Li, Yaguang Zhan, Ying Li, Ziyue Qu, Lu Sun, Siyao Wang, Jie Yang and Jialei Xiao

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:214

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  4. Content type: Research

    Elytrigia Desv. is a genus with a varied array of morphology, cytology, ecology, and distribution in Triticeae. Classification and systematic position of Elytrigia remain controversial...

    Authors: Yan Yang, Xing Fan, Long Wang, Hai-Qin Zhang, Li-Na Sha, Yi Wang, Hou-Yang Kang, Jian Zeng, Xiao-Fang Yu and Yong-Hong Zhou

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:207

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Arsenic is an important contaminant of many arable soils worldwide, while silicon, one of the most abundant elements in the earth’s crust, interacts with As in the context of plant metabolism. As toxicity resu...

    Authors: Marta Marmiroli, Francesca Mussi, Davide Imperiale and Nelson Marmiroli

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:210

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Drought stress is one of the major natural challenges in the main tea-producing regions of China. The tea plant (Camellia sinensis) is a traditional beverage plant whose growth status directly affects tea quality...

    Authors: Yuqiong Guo, Shanshan Zhao, Chen Zhu, Xiaojun Chang, Chuan Yue, Zhong Wang, Yuling Lin and Zhongxiong Lai

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:211

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Heat stress is one of the most crucial environmental factors, which reduces crop yield worldwide. In plants, the MYB family is one of the largest families of transcription factors (TFs). Although some wheat st...

    Authors: Yue Zhao, Xuejun Tian, Fei Wang, Liyuan Zhang, Mingming Xin, Zhaorong Hu, Yingyin Yao, Zhongfu Ni, Qixin Sun and Huiru Peng

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:208

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  8. Content type: Research article

    microRNAs (miRNAs) are important regulators in plant growth and development. miR159 is a conserved miRNA among different plant species and has various functions in plants. Studies on miR159 are mostly done on ...

    Authors: Yafan Zhao, Huili Wen, Sachin Teotia, Yanxiu Du, Jing Zhang, Junzhou Li, Hongzheng Sun, Guiliang Tang, Ting Peng and Quanzhi Zhao

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:215

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Selecting for low concentration of Na+ in the shoot provides one approach for tackling salinity stress that adversely affects crop production. Novel alleles for Na+ exclusion can be identified and then introduced...

    Authors: Nawar Jalal Shamaya, Yuri Shavrukov, Peter Langridge, Stuart John Roy and Mark Tester

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:209

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  10. Content type: Research article

    MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are important for plant growth and responses to environmental stresses via post-transcriptional regulation of gene expression. Tea, which is primarily produced from one bud and two tender le...

    Authors: Anburaj Jeyaraj, Xiao Zhang, Yan Hou, Mingzhu Shangguan, Prabu Gajjeraman, Yeyun Li and Chaoling Wei

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:212

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  11. Content type: Research article

    A recently discovered tea [Camellia sinensis (L.) O. Kuntze] cultivar can generate tender shoots in winter. We performed comparative proteomics to analyze the differentially accumulated proteins between winter an...

    Authors: Shengjie Liu, Jiadong Gao, Zhongjian Chen, Xiaoyan Qiao, Hualin Huang, Baiyuan Cui, Qingfeng Zhu, Zhangyan Dai, Hualing Wu, Yayan Pan, Chengwei Yang and Jun Liu

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:206

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  12. Content type: Research article

    While floral symmetry has traditionally been assessed qualitatively, recent advances in geometric morphometrics have opened up new avenues to specifically quantify flower shape and size using robust multivaria...

    Authors: Brent A. Berger, Vincent A. Ricigliano, Yoland Savriama, Aedric Lim, Veronica Thompson and Dianella G. Howarth

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:205

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Auxin/Indoleacetic acid (Aux/IAA) genes participate in the auxin signaling pathway and play key roles in plant growth and development. Although the Aux/IAA gene family has been identif...

    Authors: Haitao Li, Bo Wang, Qinghua Zhang, Jing Wang, Graham J. King and Kede Liu

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:204

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Chlorophylls (Chls) are magnesium-containing tetrapyrrole macromolecules responsible for the green color in plants. The Chl metabolic pathway has been intensively studied and nearly all the enzymes involved in...

    Authors: Akemi Ohmiya, Katsutomo Sasaki, Kenji Nashima, Chihiro Oda-Yamamizo, Masumi Hirashima and Katsuhiko Sumitomo

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:202

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  15. Content type: Research

    Alike to Reduced height-1 (Rht-1) genes in wheat and the semi dwarfing (sd-1) gene in rice, the sdw1/denso locus involved in the metabolism of the GA, was designated as the ‘Green Revolution’ gene in barley. The ...

    Authors: Serafima Teplyakova, Marina Lebedeva, Nadezhda Ivanova, Valentina Horeva, Nina Voytsutskaya, Olga Kovaleva and Elena Potokina

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17(Suppl 1):181

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 17 Supplement 1

  16. Content type: Research

    Turkey is one of the important gene centers for many crop species. In this research, some ancient wheats such as tetraploid and diploid hulled wheats together with hexaploid tir wheats (Triticum aestivum ssp. leu...

    Authors: Kahraman Gurcan, Fatih Demirel, Mehmet Tekin, Serap Demirel and Taner Akar

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17(Suppl 1):171

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 17 Supplement 1

  17. Content type: Research

    Powdery mildew of barley is a wind-borne and obligate biotrophic pathogen, which ranks among the most widespread barley pathogens worldwide. However, purposeful research towards studying the structure of the b...

    Authors: Aralbek Rsaliyev, Zhazira Pahratdinova and Shynbolat Rsaliyev

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17(Suppl 1):178

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 17 Supplement 1

  18. Content type: Review

    The key gene in genetic system controlling the duration of the vegetative period in cereals is the VRN1 gene, whose product under the influence of low temperature (vernalization) promotes the transition of the ap...

    Authors: Andrey B. Shcherban and Elena A. Salina

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17(Suppl 1):188

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 17 Supplement 1

  19. Content type: Research

    The initial stage of the biosynthesis of steroid hormones in animals occurs in the mitochondria of steroidogenic tissues, where cytochrome P450SCC (CYP11A1) encoded by the CYP11A1 gene catalyzes the conversion of...

    Authors: George V. Shpakovski, Svetlana G. Spivak, Irina N. Berdichevets, Olga G. Babak, Svetlana V. Kubrak, Alexander V. Kilchevsky, Andrey V. Aralov, Ivan Yu. Slovokhotov, Dmitry G. Shpakovski, Ekaterina N. Baranova, Marat R. Khaliluev and Elena K. Shematorova

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17(Suppl 1):189

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 17 Supplement 1

  20. Content type: Research

    The multigene family encoding the 5S rRNA, one of the most important structurally-functional part of the large ribosomal subunit, is an obligate component of all eukaryotic genomes. 5S rDNA has long been a fav...

    Authors: Ekaterina M. Sergeeva, Andrey B. Shcherban, Irina G. Adonina, Michail A. Nesterov, Alexey V. Beletsky, Andrey L. Rakitin, Andrey V. Mardanov, Nikolai V. Ravin and Elena A. Salina

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17(Suppl 1):183

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 17 Supplement 1

  21. Content type: Research

    In recent years soybean is becoming one of the most important oilseed crops in Kazakhstan. Only within the last ten years (2006–2016), the area under soybean is expanded from 45 thousand hectares (ha) in 2006 ...

    Authors: Alibek Zatybekov, Saule Abugalieva, Svetlana Didorenko, Yelena Gerasimova, Ivan Sidorik, Shynar Anuarbek and Yerlan Turuspekov

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17(Suppl 1):179

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 17 Supplement 1

  22. Content type: Research

    Oxytropis almaatensis Bajt. is a rare, narrow endemic species of the Trans-Ili Alatau mountains in Kazakhstan. Up to now, no studies regarding the taxonomy and variation of key morphol...

    Authors: Shyryn Almerekova, Nashtay Mukhitdinov and Saule Abugalieva

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17(Suppl 1):173

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 17 Supplement 1

  23. Content type: Research

    Sand rice (Agriophyllum squarrosum (L.) Moq.) is an annual shrub-like plant adapted to the mobile sand dunes in desert and semi-desert regions of Asia. It has a balanced nutrient composition with relatively high ...

    Authors: Yuliya Genievskaya, Saule Abugalieva, Aibatsha Zhubanysheva and Yerlan Turuspekov

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17(Suppl 1):177

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 17 Supplement 1

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