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  1. Crop biofortification is a successful strategy to ameliorate Vitamin A deficiency. Sorghum is a good candidate for vitamin A biofortification, as it is a staple food in regions with high prevalence of vitamin ...

    Authors: Clara Cruet-Burgos, Geoffrey P. Morris and Davina H. Rhodes
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:165
  2. Subtribe Swertiinae, a medicinally significant and highly speciose Subtribe of family Gentianaceae. Despite previous extensive studies based on both morphology and molecular data, intergeneric and infrageneric...

    Authors: Lucun Yang, Shengxue Deng, Yongqing Zhu and Qilin Da
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:164
  3. Terminalia ivorensis (TI) is used in West African ethnomedicine for the treatment of conditions including ulcers, malaria and wounds. Despite its widespread use, the phytochemical profile of TI remains largely un...

    Authors: Aliu Moomin, Wendy R. Russell, Rachel M. Knott, Lorraine Scobbie, Kwesi Boadu Mensah, Paa Kofi Tawiah Adu-Gyamfi and Susan J. Duthie
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:162
  4. Flavescence dorée (FD) is a grapevine disease caused by phytoplasma and it is one of the most destructive pathologies in Europe. Nowadays, the only strategies used to control the epidemics are insecticides agains...

    Authors: Sofia Casarin, Simone Vincenzi, Antonella Esposito, Luisa Filippin, Vally Forte, Elisa Angelini and Nadia Bertazzon
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:161
  5. Lithophytic bryophytes grow on the rock surface, change the habitat on the rock surface through biological karstification, and provide a material basis for the growth of other plants. However, the surface calc...

    Authors: Wenping Meng, Jingcheng Ran, Quanhou Dai, Na Tu, Tingjiao Leng and Qingqing Ren
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:160
  6. Salicylic Acid (SA) is a pivotal phytohormone in plant innate immunity enhancement of triggered by various pathogens, such as Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus (CLas), the causal agent of Huanglongbing (HLB). WRK...

    Authors: Wen-Shan Dai, Ting Peng, Min Wang and Ji-Hong Liu
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:159
  7. A large variation in seed coat colors and seed phenolic metabolites is present in common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.). The study of the relationships between seed coat color phenotype and the phenolic profile is ...

    Authors: Ana Campa, Roberto Rodríguez Madrera, María Jurado, Carmen García-Fernández, Belén Suárez Valles and Juan José Ferreira
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:158
  8. White root rot disease in rubber trees, caused by the pathogenic fungi Rigidoporus microporus, is currently considered a major problem in rubber tree plantations worldwide. Only a few reports have mentioned the r...

    Authors: Rawit Longsaward, Ashara Pengnoo, Panida Kongsawadworakul and Unchera Viboonjun
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:157
  9. Plant organelle genomes are a valuable resource for evolutionary biology research, yet their genome architectures, evolutionary patterns and environmental adaptations are poorly understood in many lineages. Rhodi...

    Authors: Xiaolei Yu, Pei Wei, Zhuyifu Chen, Xinzhong Li, Wencai Zhang, Yujiao Yang, Chenlai Liu, Shuqi Zhao, Xiaoyan Li and Xing Liu
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:156
  10. Understanding the relationship between human evolution and environmental changes is the key to lifting the veil on human origin. The hypothesis that environmental changes triggered the divergence of humans fro...

    Authors: Li-Li Lu, Yi-Feng Yao, Guo-An Wang, Gan Xie, Kai-Qing Lu, Bin Sun, Jin-Feng Li, Angela A. Bruch, David K. Ferguson, Yi-Ming Cui, Qiang Wang, Xin-Ying Zhou, Feng Gao and Yu-Fei Wang
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:155
  11. Hybridization is generally considered an important creative evolutionary force, yet this evolutionary process is still poorly characterized in karst plants. In this study, we focus on natural hybridization in ...

    Authors: Sujuan Wei, Qiwei Zhang, Shaoqing Tang and Wenbo Liao
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:154
  12. Photosynthetic pigments in higher plants, including chlorophyll (Chl) and carotenoids, are crucial for photosynthesis and photoprotection. Chl-deficient tobacco seedlings generally have a lower photosynthesis ...

    Authors: Yuqing Feng, Yujing Li, Yuanyuan Zhao and Hongzhi Shi
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:153
  13. In the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana, parental age is known to affect somatic mutation rates in their immediate progeny and here we show that this age dependent effect persists across successive generations. U...

    Authors: Shashi Bhushan, Amit Kumar Singh, Yogendra Thakur and Ramamurthy Baskar
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:152
  14. Water shortage caused by global warming seriously affects the yield and quality of vegetable crops. β-carotene, the lipid-soluble natural product with important pharmacological value, is abundant in celery. Tr...

    Authors: Miao Sun, Qin-Yi Xu, Zhi-Peng Zhu, Pei-Zhuo Liu, Jian-Xiang Yu, Yao-Xian Guo, Shu Tang, Zhi-Fang Yu and Ai-Sheng Xiong
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:151
  15. The Polygonatum cyrtonema Hua rhizomes (also known as Rhizoma Polygonati, RP) are consumed for their health benefits. The main source of the RP is wild P. cyrtonema populations in the Hunan province of China. How...

    Authors: Rong Song, Bei Yan, Jin Xie, Li Zhou, Rui Xu, Jia Min Zhou, Xiong Hui Ji and Zi Li Yi
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:149
  16. Tomato yellow leaf curl virus (TYLCV) is a major monopartite virus in the family Geminiviridae and has caused severe yield losses in tomato and tobacco planting areas worldwide. Wall-associated kinases (WAKs) and...

    Authors: Xueting Zhong, Jiapeng Li, Lianlian Yang, Xiaoyin Wu, Hong Xu, Tao Hu, Yajun Wang, Yaqin Wang and Zhanqi Wang
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:146
  17. Roots are essential for plant growth and have a variety of functions, such as anchoring the plant to the ground, absorbing water and nutrients from the soil, and sensing abiotic stresses, among others. OsERF106MZ

    Authors: Hung-Chi Chen, Shi-Cheng Huang, Yen-Fu Chen, Che-Wei Kuo, Ying-Hsuan Chen and Men-Chi Chang
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:144
  18. The TIFY family is a plant-specific gene family and plays an important role in plant growth and development. But few reports have been reported on the phylogenetic analysis and gene expression profiling of TIF...

    Authors: Guanbin Lv, Rui Han, Jingjing Shi, Kun Chen, Guifeng Liu, Qibin Yu, Chuanping Yang and Jing Jiang
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:143
  19. Nitrogen is a macronutrient element for plant growth and development. Circular RNAs (circRNAs) serve as pivotal regulators for the coordination between nutrient supply and plant demand. Moso bamboo (Phyllostachys...

    Authors: Chenglei Zhu, Tingting Yuan, Kebin Yang, Yan Liu, Ying Li and Zhimin Gao
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:142
  20. The WRKY transcription factors play significant roles in plant growth, development, and defense responses. However, in cotton, the molecular mechanism of most WRKY proteins and their ...

    Authors: Shuling Zhang, Lijun Dong, Xue Zhang, Xiaohong Fu, Lin Zhao, Lizhu Wu, Xingfen Wang and Jianfeng Liu
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:141
  21. Chrysanthemum is a popular ornamental plant worldwide. MYB (v-myb avian myeloblastosis viral oncogene homolog) transcription factors play an important role in everything from stress resistance to plant growth ...

    Authors: Penghui Ai, Jundong Xue, Zhongya Shi, Yuru Liu, Zhongai Li, Tong Li, Wenqian Zhao, Muhammad Ayoub Khan, Dongru Kang, Kangxiang Wang and Zicheng Wang
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:140
  22. Elongation factor 1 A (EF1A), an essential regulator for protein synthesis, has been reported to participate in abiotic stress responses and environmental adaption in plants. However, the role of EF1A in abiotic ...

    Authors: Lei Xu, Lixia Zhang, Yajiao Liu, Bilig Sod, Mingna Li, Tianhui Yang, Ting Gao, Qingchuan Yang and Ruicai Long
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:138
  23. Seed shattering is a critical challenge that significantly reduces sesame production by 50%. These shattering losses can be reduced by selecting shattering resistant genotypes or by incorporating modern agrono...

    Authors: Jahangir Ahmed, Ghulam Qadir, Muhammad Ansar, Fahad Masoud Wattoo, Talha Javed, Baber Ali, Romina Alina Marc and Mehdi Rahimi
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:137
  24. Artemisia subg. Seriphidium, one of the most species-diverse groups within Artemisia, grows mainly in arid or semi-arid regions in temperate climates. Some members have considerable medicinal, ecological, and eco...

    Authors: Guangzhao Jin, Wenjun Li, Feng Song, Lei Yang, Zhibin Wen and Ying Feng
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:136
  25. Cold stress is an effective factor in reducing production and injuring fruit trees. Various materials, such as salicylic acid, ascorbic acid, and putrescine, are used to alleviate the damage of abiotic stress.

    Authors: Ilnaz Jalili, Ali Ebadi, Mohammad Ali Askari, Sepideh KalatehJari and Mohammad Ali Aazami
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:135
  26. Calcium ions (Ca2+), secondary messengers, are crucial for the signal transduction process of the interaction between plants and pathogens. Ca2+ signaling also regulates autophagy. As plant calcium signal-decodin...

    Authors: Jie-yu Yue, Jin-lan Jiao, Wen-wen Wang, Xin-rui Jie and Hua-zhong Wang
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:134
  27. Loropetalum chinense var. rubrum (L. chinense var. rubrum) is a precious, coloured-leaf native ornamental plant in the Hunan Province. We found an L. chinense var. rubrum tree with three different leaf colours: G...

    Authors: Xia Zhang, Li Zhang, Damao Zhang, Dingding Su, Weidong Li, Xiangfei Wang, Qianru Chen, Wenqi Cai, Lu Xu, Fuxiang Cao, Dongling Zhang, Xiaoying Yu and Yanlin Li
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:133
  28. The cactus family (Cactaceae) has been reported to have evolved a minimal photosynthetic plastome size, with the loss of inverted-repeat (IR) regions and NDH gene suites. However, there are very limited genomi...

    Authors: Jie Yu, Jingling Li, Youwei Zuo, Qiulin Qin, Siyuan Zeng, Heinz Rennenberg and Hongping Deng
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:132
  29. Azolla is an important aquatic fern whose agronomic potential has not been fully exploited in Uganda. This study aimed at determining the genetic variation in the Azolla species existing in Uganda and the factor...

    Authors: Nabyonga Lydia, Twaha A. Basamba, Clement Nyakoojo, Abubakar Sadik Mustafa, Ntambi Saidi, Gerald M. Mutumba and Jamilu E. Ssenku
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:131
  30. Early blight, caused by the necrotrophic fungal pathogen Alternaria solani, is an economically important disease affecting the tuber yield worldwide. The disease is mainly controlled by chemical plant protection ...

    Authors: Radha Sivarajan Sajeevan, Ingi Abdelmeguid, Ganapathi Varma Saripella, Marit Lenman and Erik Alexandersson
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:130
  31. Laccase (LAC) is the pivotal enzyme responsible for the polymerization of monolignols and stress responses in plants. However, the roles of LAC genes in plant development and tolerance to diverse stresses are ...

    Authors: Jiaxin Zhu, Hongxiu Zhang, Kelin Huang, Rui Guo, Jingjuan Zhao, Hui Xie, Junyan Zhu, Honglian Gu, Hongrong Chen, Guoqiang Li, Chaoling Wei and Shengrui Liu
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:129
  32. Chinese cabbage is one of the most widely grown leafy vegetables in China. Cytoplasmic male sterility (CMS) is a maternally inherited trait that produces abnormal pollen during anther development, which is com...

    Authors: Huiju Yang, Mingwei Chen, Jingfeng Hu, Mei Lan and Jiangming He
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:128
  33. WRINKLED1 (WRI1) encodes a transcription factor, belonging to the APETALA2 (AP2) family, and plays a key role in regulating plant oil biosynthesis. As a newly woody oil crop, tree peony (Paeonia rockii) was notab...

    Authors: Lihang Xie, Jiayuan Hu, Zhenguo Yan, Xinyao Li, Sailong Wei, Ruilin Xu, Weizong Yang, Huihui Gu and Qingyu Zhang
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:127
  34. Blueberries (Vaccinium section Cyanococcus) are an economically important fruit crop in the United States. Understanding genetic structure and relationships in blueberries is essential to advance the genetic impr...

    Authors: Byron R. Manzanero, Krishnanand P. Kulkarni, Nicholi Vorsa, Umesh K. Reddy, Purushothaman Natarajan, Sathya Elavarthi, Massimo Iorizzo and Kalpalatha Melmaiee
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:126
  35. 2-oxoglutarate-dependent dioxygenase (2ODD) is the second largest family of oxidases involved in various oxygenation/hydroxylation reactions in plants. Many members in the family regulate gene transcription, n...

    Authors: Tiantian Jiang, Aihua Cui, Yupeng Cui, Ruifeng Cui, Mingge Han, Yuexin Zhang, Yapeng Fan, Hui Huang, Xixian Feng, Yuqian Lei, Xiaoyu Liu, Kesong Ni, Hong Zhang, Nan Xu, Jing Wang, Liangqing Sun…
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:124
  36. Emerald ash borer (Agrilus planipennis; EAB) is an Asian insect species that has been invasive to North America for 20 years. During this time, the emerald ash borer has killed tens of millions of American ash (F...

    Authors: Christine C. Chiu, Gervais Pelletier, Juliana Stival Sena, Florence Roux-Dalvai, Julien Prunier, Arnaud Droit and Armand Séguin
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:123
  37. HD-Zips (Homeodomain-Leucine Zippers) are a class of plant-specific transcription factors that play multiple roles in plant growth and development. Although some functions of HD-Zip transcription factor have b...

    Authors: Zhe Wang, Xuelian Wu, Binbin Zhang, Yuansong Xiao, Jian Guo, Jin Liu, Qiuju Chen and Futian Peng
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:122
  38. It is crucial to understand how targeted traits in a hybrid breeding program are influenced by gene activity and combining ability. During the three growing seasons of 2015, 2016, and 2017, a field study was c...

    Authors: M.S. Abdel-Aty, F. A. Sorour, W. M. B. Yehia, H. M. K. Kotb, Ahmed M. Abdelghany, Sobhi F. Lamlom, Adnan Noor Shah and Nader R. Abdelsalam
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:121
  39. Alternaria solani (A. solani), the main pathogen of potato early blight, causes serious yield reductions every year. The application of fungicides is the most common and effective method of controlling Alternaria

    Authors: Jia Jiang, Xuhao Guo, Huanhuan Tan, Mingya Ding, Fangming Liu, Zhihui Yang and Jiehua Zhu
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:120
  40. Owing to successful cloning of wheat functional genes in recent years, more traits can be selected by diagnostic markers, and consequently, effective molecular markers will be powerful tools in wheat breeding ...

    Authors: Peng Jiang, Xiangyun Fan, Guangxu Zhang, Lei Wu, Yi He, Chang Li and Xu Zhang
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:119
  41. Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) have a positive effect on drought tolerance of plants after establishing reciprocal resymbiosis with roots, while the underlying mechanism is not deciphered. Metabolomics can...

    Authors: Ying-Ning Zou, Qiu-Yun Qin, Wen-Ya Ma, Li-Jun Zhou, Qiang-Sheng Wu, Yong-Jie Xu, Kamil Kuča, Abeer Hashem, Al-Bandari Fahad Al-Arjani, Khalid F. Almutairi and Elsayed Fathi Abd-Allah
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:118
  42. Botrytis blight is an important disease of wild blueberry [(Vaccinium angustifolium (Va) and V. myrtilloides (Vm))] with variable symptoms in the field due to differences in susceptibility among blueberry phenoty...

    Authors: Joel Abbey, Sherin Jose, David Percival, Laura Jaakola and Samuel K. Asiedu
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:117
  43. Climate change and depleting water sources demand scarce natural water supplies like air moisture to be used as an irrigation water source. Wheat production is threatened by the climate variability and extreme...

    Authors: Sadia Hakeem, Zulfiqar Ali, Muhammad Abu Bakar Saddique, Sabah Merrium, Muhammad Arslan and Muhammad Habib-ur-Rahman
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:115

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