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  1. Content type: Research article

    The reasons that clonal plants shift between sexual and clonal reproduction have persisted as a knowledge gap in ecological literature. We hypothesized that clonal plants’ shifts between sexual and clonal repr...

    Authors: Zhongwu Wang, Lina Xie, Chelse M. Prather, Hongyu Guo, Guodong Han and Chengcang Ma

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2018 18:91

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    Poor filling of grains in the basal spikelets of large size panicles bearing numerous spikelets has been a major limitation in attempts to increase the rice production to feed the world’s increasing population...

    Authors: Binay Bhushan Panda, Sudhanshu Sekhar, Sushant Kumar Dash, Lamboder Behera and Birendra Prasad Shaw

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2018 18:89

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    Flaxseed orbitides are homodetic plant cyclic peptides arising from ribosomal synthesis and post-translation modification (N to C cyclization), and lacking cysteine double bonds (Nat Prod Rep 30:108-160, 2013)...

    Authors: Peta-Gaye Gillian Burnett, Lester Warren Young, Clara Marisa Olivia, Pramodkumar Dinkar Jadhav, Denis Paskal Okinyo-Owiti and Martin John Tarsisius Reaney

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2018 18:90

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    Texture is one of the most important fruit quality attributes. In peach, stony hard (SH) is a recessive monogenic trait (hd/hd) that confers exceptionally prolonged firm flesh to fully ripe fruit. Previous studie...

    Authors: Marco Cirilli, Daniela Giovannini, Angelo Ciacciulli, Remo Chiozzotto, Stefano Gattolin, Laura Rossini, Alessandro Liverani and Daniele Bassi

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2018 18:88

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    Papain-like and legumain-like proteases are proteolytic enzymes which play key roles in plant development, senescence and defense. The activities of proteases in both families could be inhibited by a group of ...

    Authors: Wei Wang, Xue-mei Zhou, Han-xian Xiong, Wan-ying Mao, Peng Zhao and Meng-xiang Sun

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2018 18:87

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    Soybean cyst nematode (SCN) is the most devastating pathogen of soybean. Our previous study showed that the plant growth-promoting rhizobacterium Bacillus simplex strain Sneb545 promotes soybean resistance to SCN...

    Authors: Wenshu Kang, Xiaofeng Zhu, Yuanyuan Wang, Lijie Chen and Yuxi Duan

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2018 18:86

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Hazel (Corylus spp.) exhibits ovary differentiation and development that is initiated from the ovary primordium after pollination, conferring the plant with a unique delayed fertilization. Failure of development ...

    Authors: Yunqing Cheng, Yuchu Zhang, Chunming Liu, Pengfei Ai and Jianfeng Liu

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2018 18:84

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    The health of plants is heavily influenced by the intensively researched plant microbiome. The microbiome has to cope with the plant’s defensive secondary metabolites to survive and develop, but studies that d...

    Authors: Zsolt Szűcs, Tamás Plaszkó, Zoltán Cziáky, Attila Kiss-Szikszai, Tamás Emri, Regina Bertóti, László Tamás Sinka, Gábor Vasas and Sándor Gonda

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2018 18:85

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Basic region/leucine zipper (bZIP) transcription factors perform as crucial regulators in ABA-mediated stress response in plants. Nevertheless, the functions for most bZIP family members in tomato remain to be...

    Authors: Mingku Zhu, Xiaoqing Meng, Jing Cai, Ge Li, Tingting Dong and Zongyun Li

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2018 18:83

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  10. Content type: Research article

    This study was designed to reveal potential molecular mechanisms of long-term overgrazing-induced dwarfism in sheepgrass (Leymus chinensis).

    Authors: Weibo Ren, Jihong Xie, Xiangyang Hou, Xiliang Li, Huiqin Guo, Ningning Hu, Lingqi Kong, Jize Zhang, Chun Chang and Zinian Wu

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2018 18:81

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    Water-soluble anthocyanin pigments are important ingredients in health-improving supplements and valuable for the food industry. Although great attention has been paid to the breeding and production of crops c...

    Authors: Hayoung Song, Hankuil Yi, Myungjin Lee, Ching-Tack Han, Jeongyeo Lee, HyeRan Kim, Jong-In Park, Ill-Sup Nou, Sun-Ju Kim and Yoonkang Hur

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2018 18:82

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    Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) play important roles in plant growth and stress responses. Studies of lncRNAs in non-model plants are quite limited, especially those investigating multiple dehydration stresses....

    Authors: Chao Zhang, Gaijuan Tang, Xi Peng, Fengli Sun, Shudong Liu and Yajun Xi

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2018 18:79

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    Plants have evolved multifaceted defence mechanisms to resist pathogen infection. Production of the pathogenesis-related (PR) proteins in response to pathogen attack has been implicated in plant disease resist...

    Authors: Jiarui Zhang, Fei Wang, Fang Liang, Yanjun Zhang, Lisong Ma, Haiyan Wang and Daqun Liu

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2018 18:76

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    Low availability of nitrogen (N) severely affects plant growth at different levels, which can be reverted by the resupply of N. To unravel the critical steps in primary metabolism underlying the growth adjustm...

    Authors: Nazeer Fataftah, Christina Mohr, Mohammad-Reza Hajirezaei, Nicolaus von Wirén and Klaus Humbeck

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2018 18:77

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    Chlorophyll breakdown is the most obvious sign of leaf senescence. The chlorophyll catabolism pathway and the associated proteins/genes have been identified in considerable detail by genetic approaches combine...

    Authors: Jun Tominaga, Yasutoshi Nakahara, Daisuke Horikawa, Ayumi Tanaka, Maki Kondo, Yasuhiro Kamei, Tsuneaki Takami, Wataru Sakamoto, Kazutoshi Unno, Atsushi Sakamoto and Hiroshi Shimada

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2018 18:80

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    Alfalfa (Medicago sativa L.) is one of the most important forage resources in the world due to its high nutritive value. However, its nutritional quality decreases during the transition from budding to flowering....

    Authors: Wenqiang Fan, Gentu Ge, Yinghao Liu, Wei Wang, Liying Liu and Yushan Jia

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2018 18:78

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    Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) are involved in multiple biological processes in both mammals and plants. There is growing evidence that they are associated with development; but their expression and regulation...

    Authors: Minghui Wang, Weihua Zhao, Lei Gao and Lingxia Zhao

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2018 18:75

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    Strigolactones (SLs) are considered to be a novel class of phytohormone involved in plant defense responses. Currently, their relationships with other plant hormones, such as abscisic acid (ABA), during respon...

    Authors: Cheng-Gang Ren, Cun-Cui Kong and Zhi-Hong Xie

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2018 18:74

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  19. Content type: Correction

    Following publication of the original article [1], a reader spotted that the article appears to have some misplaced/duplicated figures. In particular, Fig. 5a and Fig. 6a appear to be identical, and do not mat...

    Authors: Wenqiang Fan, Mengyao Zhao, Suxin Li, Xue Bai, Jia Li, Haowei Meng and Zixin Mu

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2018 18:73

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    The original article was published in BMC Plant Biology 2016 16:99

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    Parthenocarpy is a desired trait in tomato because it can overcome problems with fruit setting under unfavorable environmental conditions. A parthenocarpic tomato cultivar, ‘MPK-1’, with a parthenocarpic gene, Pa...

    Authors: Rihito Takisawa, Tetsuya Nakazaki, Tsukasa Nunome, Hiroyuki Fukuoka, Keiko Kataoka, Hiroki Saito, Tsuyoshi Habu and Akira Kitajima

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2018 18:72

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Drought is one of the major factors limiting global maize production. Exposure to long-term drought conditions inhibits growth and leads to yield losses. Although several drought-responsive genes have been ide...

    Authors: Xiangbo Zhang, Lei Lei, Jinsheng Lai, Haiming Zhao and Weibin Song

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2018 18:68

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    The basil (Ocimum spp.) genus maintains a rich diversity of phenotypes and aromatic volatiles through natural and artificial outcrossing. Characterization of population structure and genetic diversity among a rep...

    Authors: Robert M. Pyne, Josh A. Honig, Jennifer Vaiciunas, Christian A. Wyenandt and James E. Simon

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2018 18:69

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  23. Content type: Research article

    The content of grain protein (GPC) in cereals is an important part of total protein in human food. Exploring and utilizing new GPC genes is one of the most effective approaches for wheat quality breeding.

    Authors: Xiufeng Jin, Bo Feng, Zhibin Xu, Xiaoli Fan, Jing liu, Qin Liu, Ping Zhu and Tao Wang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2018 18:71

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Fusarium head blight (FHB), a devastating disease in wheat worldwide, results in yield loses and mycotoxin, such as deoxynivalenol (DON), accumulation in infected grains. DON also facilitates the pathogen coloniz...

    Authors: Yi He, Dawood Ahmad, Xu Zhang, Yu Zhang, Lei Wu, Peng Jiang and Hongxiang Ma

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2018 18:67

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