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  1. Lemna species are cosmopolitan floating plants that have great application potential in the food/feed, pharmaceutical, phytoremediation, biofuel, and bioplastic industries. In this study, the effects of exogenou...

    Authors: GahYoung Baek, Hwanhui Lee, JuHee Ko and Hyung-Kyoon Choi
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:545
  2. Calcareous soil contains many problems such as the lack of sources of major and minor elements that are useful for plant growth and development. Plant extracts and nanoparticles are very popular as biostimulan...

    Authors: Noura E. Mahmoud, Asmaa A. Mahdi, Ashraf M. A. Barakat and Reda M. Abdelhameed
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:544
  3. Wheat stripe rust, caused by Puccinia striiformis f. sp. tritici (Pst), is one of the most devastating diseases of the wheat crop. It causes significant reductions in both grain yield and grain quality. In recent...

    Authors: M. F. Franco, A. N. Polacco, P. E. Campos, A. C. Pontaroli and L. S. Vanzetti
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:543
  4. Maize lethal necrosis (MLN) disease is a significant constraint for maize producers in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). The disease decimates the maize crop, in some cases, causing total crop failure with far-reachin...

    Authors: Akshaya Kumar Biswal, Amos Emitati Alakonya, Khondokar Abdul Mottaleb, Sarah J. Hearne, Kai Sonder, Terence Luke Molnar, Alan M. Jones, Kevin Vail Pixley and Boddupalli Maruthi Prasanna
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:542
  5. Pine wilt disease (PWD) is a destructive disease that endangers pine trees, resulting in the wilting, with yellowing and browning of the needles, and eventually the death of the trees. Previous studies showed ...

    Authors: Wanfeng Xie, Xiaomei Xu, Wenjing Qiu, Xiaolin Lai, Mengxia Liu and Feiping Zhang
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:541
  6. Around the globe, salinity is one of the serious environmental stresses which negatively affect rapid seed germination, uniform seedling establishment and plant developments restricting sustainable agricultura...

    Authors: Tahir Farooq, Muhammad Naveed Akram, Amjad Hameed, Toheed Ahmed and Arruje Hameed
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:540
  7. Wax gourd [Benincasa hispida (Thunb) Cogn. (2n = 2x = 24)] is an economically important vegetable crop of genus Benincasa in the Cucurbitaceae family. Fruit is the main consumption organ of wax gourd. The mature ...

    Authors: Jinqiang Yan, Feng Chen, Piaoyun Sun, Wenrui Liu, Dasen Xie, Yulei Qian and Biao Jiang
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:539
  8. Drought is a major abiotic stress that restricts plant growth and efficiency although some nutrients such as silicon improve drought tolerance by regulating the biosynthesis and accumulating some osmolytes. In...

    Authors: Hanifeh Seyed Hajizadeh, Sahar Azizi, Farzad Rasouli and Volkan Okatan
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:538
  9. Maize (Zea Mays) is one of the world’s most important crops. Hybrid maize lines resulted a major improvement in corn production in the previous and current centuries. Understanding the genetic mechanisms of the c...

    Authors: Mita Khatun, Md Mamun Monir, Xiangyang Lou, Jun Zhu and Haiming Xu
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:537
  10. In nature and in cultivated fields, plants encounter multiple stress factors. Nonetheless, our understanding of how plants actively respond to combinatorial stress remains limited. Among the least studied stre...

    Authors: Esther Ngumbi, Erinn Dady and Bernarda Calla
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:536
  11. The yield and quality of Pugionium cornutum (L.) Gaertn., a healthy, green vegetable with low sugar and high protein contents and high medicinal value, is severely affected by autotoxicity, which is a leading fac...

    Authors: Xiaoyan Zhang, Kezhen Ning, Zhongren Yang, Xiumei Huang, Hongtao Yu, Nana Fu, Xinyuan Qin, Lizhen Hao and Fenglan Zhang
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:535
  12. The genus Seseli L., which consists of 125–140 species distributed in the Old World from western Europe and northwestern Africa to China and Japan, is one of the largest and most taxonomically difficult genera of...

    Authors: Jing Cai, Huan-Huan Qin, Jia-Qing Lei, Chang-Kun Liu, Xing-Jin He and Song-Dong Zhou
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:534
  13. 2-methyl-4-chlorophenoxy acetic acid-Na (MPCA-Na) is a phenoxy carboxylic acid selective hormone herbicide that is widely used in the crop fields. However, drift of MPCA-Na during application is highly damagin...

    Authors: Quan-Cheng Zhang, Jing Wang and Jun-Gang Wang
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:533
  14. Volatile components are important secondary metabolites essential to fruit aroma quality, thus, in the past decades many studies have been extensively performed in clarifying fruit aroma formation. However, ar...

    Authors: Qinghua Wang, Fan Gao, Xuexue Chen, Wenjiang Wu, Lei Wang, Jiangli Shi, Yun Huang, Yuanyue Shen, Guoliang Wu and Jiaxuan Guo
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:532
  15. Apricot kernel, a woody oil tree species, is known for the high oil content of its almond that can be used as an ideal feedstock for biodiesel production. However, apricot kernel is vulnerable to spring frost,...

    Authors: Xiaojuan Liu, Huihui Xu, Dan Yu, Quanxin Bi, Haiyan Yu and Libing Wang
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:531
  16. The rich yellow-orange to vividly deep red bark of willow (Salix spp.) branches have high ornamental and economic value. However, the mechanism underlying the regulation of willow branch color remains unknown. Th...

    Authors: Jie Zhou, Jiahui Guo, Qingsheng Chen, Baosong Wang, Xudong He, Qiang Zhuge and Pu Wang
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:530
  17. Dendrobium officinale Kimura et Migo, which contains rich polysaccharides, flavonoids and alkaloids, is a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) with important economic benefits, while various pathogens have brought ...

    Authors: Jiapeng Yang, Caijun Xiong, Siyuan Li, Cheng Zhou, Lingli Li, Qingyun Xue, Wei Liu, Zhitao Niu and Xiaoyu Ding
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:529
  18. Soil salinization and alkalization are widespread environmental problems that limit grapevine (Vitis vinifera L.) growth and yield. However, little is known about the response of grapevine to alkali stress. This ...

    Authors: Xu Lu, Lei Ma, CongCong Zhang, HaoKai Yan, JinYu Bao, MeiShuang Gong, WenHui Wang, Sheng Li, ShaoYing Ma and BaiHong Chen
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:528
  19. Seed germination and seedling growth constitute the first stage of a plant's life cycle for crop establishment. Arthrocnemum Moq. is a halophyte of the subfamily Salicornioideae (Amaranthaceae), which could be re...

    Authors: Esteban Ramírez, Zayneb Chaâbene, Lourdes Hernández-Apaolaza, Mariem Rekik, Amine Elleuch and Vicenta de la Fuente
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:527
  20. Rice is the world’s second largest food crop and accelerated global climate change due to the intensification of human activities has a huge impact on rice. Research on the evolution of different rice ecotypes...

    Authors: Xueqiang Wang, Yan Zhao, Conghui Jiang, Libing Wang, Lei Chen, Fengmei Li, Yanhong Zhang, Yinghua Pan and Tianzhen Zhang
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:526
  21. The study presents results of research on the evolution of plastid genomes in Stipa L. which is a large genus of the Poaceae family, comprising species diverse in terms of geographic distribution, growing under h...

    Authors: Katarzyna Krawczyk, Kamil Myszczyński, Marcin Nobis and Jakub Sawicki
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:525
  22. Phosphorus (P) is one of the most essential macronutrients for crops. The growth and yield of peanut (Arachis hypogaea L.) are always limited by P deficiency. However, the transcriptional and metabolic regulatory...

    Authors: Qi Wu, Liyu Yang, Haiyan Liang, Liang Yin, Dianxu Chen and Pu Shen
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:524
  23. The mechanisms of abscisic acid (ABA) and auxin (IAA) in inducing adventitious root (AR) formation, biomass accumulation, and plant development under long-term waterlogging (LT-WL) conditions are largely unexp...

    Authors: El-Hadji Malick Cisse, Juan Zhang, Da-Dong Li, Ling-Feng Miao, Li-Yan Yin and Fan Yang
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:523
  24. Cauliflower is one of the most important vegetable crops grown worldwide. However, the lack of genetic diversity information and efficient molecular markers hinders efforts to improve cauliflower. This study a...

    Authors: Yuyao Yang, Mingjie Lyu, Jun Liu, Jianjin Wu, Qian Wang, Tianyu Xie, Haichao Li, Rui Chen, Deling Sun, Yingxia Yang and Xingwei Yao
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:522
  25. The root systems of higher plants play an important role in plant growth and development. In our present study, it was found that poly-γ-glutamic acid (γ-PGA), an environmentally friendly biomacromolecule, sig...

    Authors: Haizhen Ma, Panpan Li, Ning Xiao and Tao Xia
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:521
  26. Species in genus Amomum always have important medicinal and economic values. Classification of Amomum using morphological characters has long been a challenge because they exhibit high similarity. The main goals ...

    Authors: Lu Gong, Xiaoxia Ding, Wan Guan, Danchun Zhang, Jing Zhang, Junqi Bai, Wen Xu, Juan Huang, Xiaohui Qiu, Xiasheng Zheng, Danyan Zhang, Shijie Li, Zhihai Huang and He Su
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:520
  27. Rapid reductions in emissions from fossil fuel burning are needed to curb global climate change. Biofuel production from crop residues can contribute to reducing the energy crisis and environmental deteriorati...

    Authors: Salvatore Esposito, Francesca Taranto, Paolo Vitale, Donatella Bianca Maria Ficco, Salvatore Antonio Colecchia, Piergiorgio Stevanato and Pasquale De Vita
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:519
  28. Data on the microbial community and functional proteins associated with degumming in kenaf remains scant. Here, we analyzed the microbial communities associated with kenaf (Hibiscus cannabinus) bast fibers during...

    Authors: Huan Xu, Lixia Zhang, Xiangyuan Feng, Qi Yang, Ke Zheng, Shengwen Duan and Lifeng Cheng
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:516
  29. Chrysanthemum seticuspe has emerged as a model plant species of cultivated chrysanthemums, especially for studies involving diploid and self-compatible pure lines (Gojo-0). Its genome was sequenced and assembled...

    Authors: Daojin Sun, Jing Zhang, Jun He, Zhiqiang Geng, Song Li, Jiali Zhang, Peiling Li, Lingling Zhang, Zhenxing Wang, Likai Wang, Fadi Chen and Aiping Song
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:515
  30. Grazing disturbance usually affects floral display and pollination efficiency in the desert steppe, which may cause pollen limitation in insect-pollinated plants. Effective pollination is essential for the rep...

    Authors: Min Chen, Xue-Yong Zhao, Ping Yue, Xin-Xin Guo, Jing-Juan Qiao and Xiang-Yun Li
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:514
  31. Calcineurin B-like proteins (CBLs) are ubiquitous Ca2+ sensors that mediate plant responses to various stress and developmental processes by interacting with CBL-interacting protein kinases (CIPKs). CBLs and CIPK...

    Authors: Xiao-Xia Zhang, Xiao-Long Ren, Xiao-Tong Qi, Zhi-Min Yang, Xiao-Lei Feng, Tian Zhang, Hui-Jie Wang, Peng Liang, Qi-Ying Jiang, Wen-Jun Yang, Yuan Fu, Min Chen, Zhi-Xi Fu and Bo Xu
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:512
  32. Polypodiales suborder Dennstaedtiineae contain a single family Dennstaedtiaceae, eleven genera, and about 270 species, and include some groups that were previously placed in Dennstaedtiaceae, Hypolepidaceae, M...

    Authors: Jin-Mei Lu, Xin-Yu Du, Li-Yaung Kuo, Atsushi Ebihara, Leon R. Perrie, Zheng-Yu Zuo, Hui Shang, Yi-Han Chang and De-Zhu Li
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:511
  33. Growth regulating factors (GRFs) are transcription factors that regulate diverse biological and physiological processes in plants, including growth, development, and abiotic stress. Although GRF family genes have...

    Authors: Zilin Wu, Xinglong Chen, Danwen Fu, Qiaoying Zeng, Xiaoning Gao, Nannan Zhang and Jiayun Wu
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:510
  34. Poa pratensis is one of the most common cold-season turfgrasses used for urban turf building, and it is also widely used in ecological environment management worldwide. Powdery mildew is a common disease of P. pr...

    Authors: Yujuan Zhang, Wenke Dong, Chunxu Zhao and Huiling Ma
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:509
  35. Cytoplasmic male sterility (CMS) is a maternally inherited failure to produce functional pollen that most commonly results from expression of novel, chimeric mitochondrial genes. In Zea mays, cytoplasmic male ste...

    Authors: Karen C. Chamusco, May N. Milazzo, Kanchan S. Bhan, Terry L. Kamps, Prestina Smith, Modupeoluwa Durojaiye, Cristina D. Moreira, Maria Gallo and Christine D. Chase
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:508
  36. Mycoheterotrophy is a unique survival strategy adapted to dense forests and has attracted biologists’ attention for centuries. However, its evolutionary origin and related plastome degradation are poorly under...

    Authors: Huan-Wen Peng, Lian Lian, Jun Zhang, Andrey S. Erst and Wei Wang
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:507
  37. CCCH-type zinc finger proteins play important roles in plant development and biotic/abiotic stress responses. Wintersweet (Chimonanthus praecox) is a popular ornamental plant with strong resistance to various str...

    Authors: Huamin Liu, Shiqi Xiao, Shunzhao Sui, Renwei Huang, Xia Wang, Huafeng Wu and Xia Liu
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:506
  38. Mountains of the world host a significant portion of all terrestrial biodiversity, and the region of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau (QTP) stands as one of the most remarkable mountain regions on Earth.  Because man...

    Authors: Pengcheng Fu, Adrien Favre, Rui Wang, Yizhuo Huang and Shanshan Sun
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:504
  39. Bermudagrass (Cynodon dactylon L.) is an important warm-season turfgrass species with well-developed stolons, which lay the foundation for the fast propagation of bermudagrass plants through asexual clonal growth...

    Authors: Bing Zhang, Zhuoting Chen, Qixue Sun and Jianxiu Liu
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:503
  40. Soil salinization has become a global problem restricting the seed yield and quality of crops, including wheat (Triticum aestivum L.). Salinity significantly alters plant morphology and severely disrupts physiolo...

    Authors: Jun-fan Chen, Ying Liu, Tian-yu Zhang, Zheng-fu Zhou, Jin-yong Huang, Ting Zhou and Ying-peng Hua
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:502
  41. Black pepper (Piper nigrum L.) is rich in bioactive compounds that make it an imperative constituent in traditional medicines. Although the unripe fruits have long been used in different Ayurvedic formulations, t...

    Authors: Sweda Sreekumar, Kattupalli Divya, Nisha Joy and E. V. Soniya
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:501
  42. Rice is one of the most important cereal crops in the world but is susceptible to cold stress (CS). In this study, we carried out parallel transcriptomic analysis at the reproductive stage on the anthers of two J...

    Authors: Zhenhua Guo, Wendong Ma, Lijun Cai, Tao Guo, Hao Liu, Linan Wang, Junliang Liu, Bo Ma, Yanjiang Feng, Chuanxue Liu and Guojun Pan
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:500
  43. Prunus mume is an early spring flower of Rosaceae, which owns high application value in gardens. Being an excellent ornamental trait, the double flower trait has always been one of the important breeding goals of...

    Authors: Huanhuan Zhu, Yan Shi, Junwei Zhang, Manzhu Bao and Jie Zhang
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:499
  44. Acer rubrum L. (red maple) is a popular tree with attractive colored leaves, strong physiological adaptability, and a high ornamental value. Changes in leaf color can be an adaptive response to changes in enviro...

    Authors: Yan Yangyang, Liu Qin, Yan Kun, Wang Xiaoyi and Xu Pei
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:498
  45. As one of the vital crops globally, sugarcane (Saccharum officinarum L.) has been one of model crops for conducting metabolome research. Although many studies have focused on understanding bioactive components in...

    Authors: Nyumah Fallah, Ziqin Pang, Fei Dong, Yongmei Zhou, Wenxiong Lin, Kabore Manegdebwaoga Arthur Fabrice, Chaohua Hu and Zhaonian Yuan
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:497
  46. Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs), as important regulators, play important roles in plant growth and development. The expression and epigenetic regulation of lncRNAs remain uncharacterized generally in plant seed...

    Authors: Shuai Yu, Zhichao Zhang, Jing Li, Yanbin Zhu, Yanzhe Yin, Xiaoyu Zhang, Yuxin Dai, Ao Zhang, Cong Li, Yanshu Zhu, Jinjuan Fan, Yanye Ruan and Xiaomei Dong
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2022 22:494

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