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  1. The production of crops depending on many factors including water, nutrient, soil types, climate and crops types, water stress and drought is in one of the important factors affecting crop productivity. The ex...

    Authors: Haq Nawaz, İlknur Akgün and Ulaş Şenyiğit
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:135
  2. N6-methyladenosine (m6A) is one of the common internal RNA modifications found in eukaryotes. The m6A modification can regulate various biological processes in organisms through the modulation of alternative spli...

    Authors: Huan Su, Lijun Meng, Zechao Qu, Wei Zhang, Nan Liu, Peijian Cao and Jingjing Jin
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:134
  3. 1-Deoxynojirimycin (DNJ), the main active ingredient in mulberry leaves, with wide applications in the medicine and food industries due to its significant functions in lowering blood sugar, and lipids, and com...

    Authors: Yangzhen Liao, Wenmin Du, Jingqiong Wan, Jiahe Fan, Jilan Pi, Min Wu, Yuan Wei and Zhen Ouyang
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:133
  4. Seed propagation is the main method of mulberry expansion in China, an important economic forest species. However, seed germination is the most sensitive stage to various abiotic stresses, especially salinity ...

    Authors: Yi Wang, Wei Jiang, Chenlei Li, Zhenjiang Wang, Can Lu, Junsen Cheng, Shanglin Wei, Jiasong Yang and Qiang Yang
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:132
  5. Early blight (EB), caused by Alternaria solani, is a serious problem in tomato production. Plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria promote plant growth and inhibit plant disease. The present study explored the bio-e...

    Authors: Sajjad Hyder, Amjad Shahzad Gondal, Anam Sehar, Aimen Razzaq Khan, Nadia Riaz, Zarrin Fatima Rizvi, Rashid Iqbal, Mohamed S. Elshikh, Khaloud M. Alarjani, Muhammed Habib ur Rahman and Muhammad Rizwan
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:131
  6. Grafting is widely used as an important agronomic approach to deal with environmental stresses. However, the molecular mechanism of grafted tomato scions in response to biotic stress and growth regulation has ...

    Authors: Ce Liu, Yanhong Jia, Lixia He, Hui Li, Jian Song, Lizhu Ji and Chunguo Wang
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:130
  7. Focusing on key indicators of drought resistance is highly important for quickly mining candidate genes related to drought resistance in cotton.

    Authors: Shiwei Geng, Wenju Gao, Shengmei Li, Qin Chen, Yang Jiao, Jieyin Zhao, Yuxiang Wang, TingWei Wang, Yanying Qu and Quanjia Chen
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:129
  8. Salinity poses significant challenges to agricultural productivity, impacting crops’ growth, morphology and biochemical parameters. A pot experiment of three months was conducted between February to April 2023...

    Authors: Jawaria Jameel, Tauseef Anwar, Saadat Majeed, Huma Qureshi, Ejaz Hussain Siddiqi, Sundas Sana, Wajid Zaman and Hayssam M. Ali
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:128
  9. Root system architecture (RSA) exhibits significant genetic variability and is closely associated with drought tolerance. However, the evaluation of drought-tolerant cotton cultivars based on RSA in the field ...

    Authors: Congcong Guo, Lingxiao Zhu, Hongchun Sun, Qiucheng Han, Shijie Wang, Jijie Zhu, Yongjiang Zhang, Ke Zhang, Zhiying Bai, Anchang Li, Liantao Liu and Cundong Li
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:127
  10. Heavy metal stress affects crop growth and yields as wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) growth and development are negatively affected under heavy metal stress. The study examined the effect of cobalt chloride (CoCl2) ...

    Authors: Aiman Zahid, Kaleem ul din, Muhamad Ahmad, Umer Hayat, Usman Zulfiqar, Syed Muhammad Hassan Askri, Muhammad Zohaib Anjum, Muhammad Faisal Maqsood, Nazish Aijaz, Talha Chaudhary and Hayssam M. Ali
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:126
  11. Zinc (Zn) and nickel (Ni) are nutrients that are crucial for plant growth; however, when they are present at higher concentrations, they can cause toxicity in plants. The present study aimed to isolate plant g...

    Authors: Asim Shahzad, Uzma Aslam, Shazia Ferdous, Mingzhou Qin, Anam Siddique, Motsim Billah, Muhammad Naeem, Zahid Mahmood and Sadaf Kayani
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:125
  12. Rice (Oryza sativa L.) is one of the globally important staple food crops, and yield-related traits are prerequisites for improved breeding efficiency in rice. Here, we used six different genome-wide association ...

    Authors: Supriya Sachdeva, Rakesh Singh, Avantika Maurya, Vikas K Singh, Uma Maheshwar Singh, Arvind Kumar and Gyanendra Pratap Singh
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:124
  13. Understanding the molecular processes and hormonal signals that govern root growth is of paramount importance for effective forest management. While Arabidopsis studies have shed light on the role of the prima...

    Authors: Paulina Kościelniak, Paulina Glazińska, Jacek Kęsy, Joanna Mucha and Marcin Zadworny
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:123
  14. Prohexadione-Calcium (Pro-Ca) plays key roles in improving fruit quality and yield by regulating various aspects of plant growth. However, the effects of how Pro-Ca regulates the regulation of sugar and acid b...

    Authors: Dou Li, Jiangshan Yang, Zibo Dai, Yajuan Chen, Zhang Shao, Chunheng Wang, Xin Jin, Yuhang Wang and Lidan Feng
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:122
  15. The primary challenge in the cut flower industry, specifically in the postharvest phase, is the short vase life of flowers. This issue, along with early leaf yellowing and perianth abscission, significantly di...

    Authors: Hanifeh Seyed Hajizadeh, Somayeh Bayrami Aghdam, Hadi Fakhrghazi, Sinem Karakus and Ozkan Kaya
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:121
  16. Plants have acquired a repertoire of mechanisms to combat biotic stressors, which may vary depending on the feeding strategies of herbivores and the plant species. Hormonal regulation crucially modulates this ...

    Authors: Álvaro Montesinos, Soledad Sacristán, Palmira del Prado-Polonio, Ana Arnaiz, Sandra Díaz-González, Isabel Diaz and M. Estrella Santamaria
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:120
  17. Symbiotic Methylobacterium comprise a significant portion of the phyllospheric microbiome, and are known to benefit host plant growth, development, and confer tolerance to stress factors. The near ubiquitous use ...

    Authors: Daniel Palberg, Emma Kaszecki, Chetan Dhanjal, Anna Kisiała, Erin N. Morrison, Naomi Stock and R. J. Neil Emery
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:119
  18. Spot blotch is a serious foliar disease of barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) plants caused by Bipolaris sorokiniana, which is a hemibiotrophic ascomycete that has a global impact on productivity. Some Trichoderma spp. ...

    Authors: Rabab A. Metwally, Shereen A. Soliman, Hanan Abdalla and Reda E. Abdelhameed
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:118
  19. In paddy fields, the noxious weed barnyard grass secretes 2,4-dihydroxy-7-methoxy-2H-1,4-benzoxazin-3(4H)-one (DIMBOA) to interfere with rice growth. Rice is unable to synthesize DIMBOA. Rice cultivars with high ...

    Authors: Huabin Zhang, Dan Mu, Yushan Li, Xilin Li, Xue Yan, Ke Li, Yanyang Jiao, Jiayu Li, Hongmei Lin, Wenxiong Lin and Changxun Fang
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:117
  20. Water deficit stress is one of the most significant environmental abiotic factors influencing plant growth and metabolism globally. Recently, encouraging outcomes for the use of nanomaterials in agriculture ha...

    Authors: Seyede Zahra Ahmadi, Bahman Zahedi, Mansour Ghorbanpour and Hasan Mumivand
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:116
  21. Chromium (Cr) stress significantly hinders crop production by disrupting nutrient uptake, impairing plant growth, and contaminating soil, posing a substantial threat to agricultural sustainability. The use of ...

    Authors: Uzma Younis, Subhan Danish, Rahul Datta, Tahani Awad Alahmadi and Mohammad Javed Ansari
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:115
  22. The small YABBY plant-specific transcription factor has a prominent role in regulating plant growth progress and responding to abiotic stress.

    Authors: Weiwei Wang, Jiayang Ma, Hanxi Liu, Zhulin Wang, Rui Nan, Tao Zhong, Mengyu Sun, Shaoyu Wang, Yaxin Yao, Fengli Sun, Chao Zhang and Yajun Xi
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:114
  23. The WRKY gene family is one of the largest families of transcription factors in higher plants, and WRKY transcription factors play important roles in plant growth and development as well as in response to abiotic...

    Authors: Ruiqi Xiong, Zhonghua Peng, Hui Zhou, Guoxing Xue, Ailing He, Xin Yao, Wenfeng Weng, Weijiao Wu, Chao Ma, Qing Bai and Jingjun Ruan
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:113
  24. Owing to the uniqueness of quantum dots (QDs) as a potential nanomaterial for agricultural application, hence in the present study, titanium dioxide quantum dots (TiO2 QDs) were successfully synthesized via sol-g...

    Authors: Reda E. Abdelhameed, Hanan Abdalla and Manar A. Ibrahim
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:112
  25. The ephemeral flora of northern Xinjiang, China, plays an important role in the desert ecosystems. However, the evolutionary history of this flora remains unclear. To gain new insights into its origin and evol...

    Authors: Tian-Wen Xiao, Feng Song, Duc Quy Vu, Ying Feng and Xue-Jun Ge
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:111
  26. The utilization of Trichoderma longibrachiatum filtrate as a safe biocontrol method for producing zinc nanoparticles is a promising approach for managing pests and diseases in agricultural crops. The identificati...

    Authors: Rehab Y. Ghareeb, Elsayed B. Belal, Nagwa M. M. El-Khateeb and Basma A. Shreef
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:110
  27. The color of endopleura is a vital factor in determining the economic value and aesthetics appeal of nut. Walnuts (Juglans) are a key source of edible nuts, high in proteins, amino acids, lipids, carbohydrates. W...

    Authors: Hengzhao Liu, Huijuan Zhou, Hang Ye, Fangdong Gen, Mengfan Lei, Jinhan Li, Wenjun Wei, Zhanlin Liu, Na Hou and Peng Zhao
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:109
  28. Soil pollution with heavy metals has grown to be a big hassle, leading to the loss in farming production particularly in developing countries like Pakistan, where no proper channel is present for irrigation an...

    Authors: Fazal Amin, Arwa Abdulkreem AL-Huqail, Sami Ullah, Muhammad Nauman Khan, Alevcan Kaplan, Baber Ali, Majid Iqbal, Fahmy Gad Elsaid, Sezai Ercisli, Tabarak Malik, Sami Asir Al-Robai and Amany H. A. Abeed
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:108
  29. Rye (Secale cereale L.) is a cereal crop highly tolerant to environmental stresses, including abiotic and biotic stresses (e.g., fungal diseases). Among these fungal diseases, leaf rust (LR) is a major threat to ...

    Authors: T. Krępski, A. Piasecka, M. Święcicka, M. Kańczurzewska, A. Sawikowska, M. Dmochowska-Boguta, M. Rakoczy-Trojanowska and M. Matuszkiewicz
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:107
  30. The genus Libanotis Haller ex Zinn, nom. cons., a contentious member of Apiaceae, encompasses numerous economically and medicinally significant plants, comprising approximately 30 species distributed across Euras...

    Authors: Li-Jia Liu, Chang-Kun Liu, Jing Cai, Jiao-Jiao Deng, Xing‑Jin He and Song‑Dong Zhou
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:106
  31. Nitrogen (N) metabolism-related key genes and conserved amino acid sites in key enzymes play a crucial role in improving N use efficiency (NUE) under N stress. However, it is not clearly known about the molecu...

    Authors: Zhu Cun, Xia Li, Jin-Yan Zhang, Jie Hong, Li-Lin Gao, Jing Yang, Su-Yun Ma and Jun-Wen Chen
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:105
  32. Crown gall disease caused by Agrobacterium tumefaciens is a very destructive affliction that affects grapevines. Endophytic bacteria have been discovered to control plant diseases via the use of several mechanism...

    Authors: Faegheh Etminani, Behrouz Harighi, Bahman Bahramnejad and Ali Akbar Mozafari
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:104
  33. The establishment of mycorrhizal relationships between a fungus and a plant typically enhances nutrient and water uptake for the latter while securing a carbon source for the fungus. However, under a particula...

    Authors: Thais Guillen-Otero, Soon-Jae Lee, Dietrich Hertel and Michael Kessler
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:103
  34. Polyphenol oxidases (PPOs) are type-3 copper enzymes and are involved in many biological processes. However, the potential functions of PPOs in pollination are not fully understood. In this work, we have scree...

    Authors: Xuemei Wei, Keliang Tao, Zhengmei Liu, Boyuan Qin, Jie Su, Yanbi Luo, Chunwen Zhao, Jugou Liao and Junpeng Zhang
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:102
  35. The cultivation of bananas encounters substantial obstacles, particularly due to the detrimental effects of cold stress on their growth and productivity. A potential remedy that has gained attention is the uti...

    Authors: Yumeng Liu, Yujia Li, Anbang Wang, Zhuye Xu, Chunfang Li, Zuo Wang, Borui Guo, Yan Chen, Fenling Tang and Jingyang Li
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:101
  36. Flavonoids are plant specialised metabolites, which derive from phenylalanine and acetate metabolism. They possess a variety of beneficial characteristics for plants and humans. Several modification steps in t...

    Authors: Hanna Marie Schilbert, Mareike Busche, Vania Sáez, Andrea Angeli, Bernd Weisshaar, Stefan Martens and Ralf Stracke
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:99
  37. Pine wilt disease (PWD) is a devastating forest disease caused by the pinewood nematode (PWN), Bursaphelenchus xylophilus, a migratory endoparasite that infects several coniferous species. During the last 20 year...

    Authors: Joana M. S. Cardoso, Bruno Manadas, Isabel Abrantes, Lee Robertson, Susana C. Arcos, Maria Teresa Troya, Alfonso Navas and Luís Fonseca
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:98
  38. Drought is thought to be a major abiotic stress that dramatically limits tomato growth and production. As signal molecule, melatonin (MT) and carbon monoxide (CO) can enhance plant stress resistance. However, ...

    Authors: Yunzhi Liu, Junrong Xu, Xuefang Lu, Mengxiao Huang, Yuanzhi Mao, Chuanghao Li, Wenjin Yu and Changxia Li
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:97
  39. Eucalyptus was one of the most cultivated hardwood species worldwide, with rapid growth, good wood properties and a wide range of adaptability. Eucalyptus stem undergoes primary growth (longitudinal growth) fo...

    Authors: Fangping Zhou, Haonan Zhang, Shanshan Chen and Chunjie Fan
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:96
  40. Spirodela polyrrhiza is a simple floating aquatic plant with great potential in synthetic biology. Sodium nitroprusside (SNP) stimulates plant development and increases the biomass and flavonoid content in some p...

    Authors: Yamei Zhang, Rong Jia, Tanyue Hui, Yue Hu, Wenjing Wang, Yi Wang, Yong Wang, Yerong Zhu, Lin Yang and Beibei Xiang
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:95
  41. Auxin response factors (ARFs) are critical transcription factors that mediate the auxin signaling pathway and are essential for regulating plant growth. However, there is a lack of understanding regarding the ARF

    Authors: Lin Xu, Ye Liu, Jiaji Zhang, Weihuang Wu, Zhaodong Hao, Shichan He, Yiran Li, Jisen Shi and Jinhui Chen
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:94
  42. Acacia species are economically significant as medicinal plants that have been utilized since ancient times. Acacia modesta has been reported to possess potent antibacterial and antioxidant properties, but its gr...

    Authors: Noura Sh. A. Hagaggi, Usama M. Abdul-Raouf and Tarek A. A. Radwan
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:93
  43. The biochemical and growth changes resulting from exposure of basil (Ocimum basilicum L.) seedlings to silver nanoparticles and silver were investigated. Over a two-week period, seedlings were exposed to differen...

    Authors: Shahla Hashemi Shahraki, Tayebeh Ahmadi, Babak Jamali and Mehdi Rahimi
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:92
  44. Atractylodes chinensis (DC) Koidz., a dicotyledonous and hypogeal germination species, is an important medicinal plant because its rhizome is enriched in sesquiterpenes. The development and production of A. chine...

    Authors: Shanshan Ma, Chengzhen Sun, Wennan Su, Wenjun Zhao, Sai Zhang, Shuyue Su, Boyan Xie, Lijing Kong and Jinshuang Zheng
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:91
  45. Photoperiod, or the length of the day, has a significant impact on the flowering and sex differentiation of photoperiod-sensitive crops. The “miben” pumpkin (the main type of Cucurbita moschata Duch.) is well-kno...

    Authors: Shudan Xue, Hexun Huang, Yingchao Xu, Ling Liu, Qitao Meng, Jitong Zhu, Meijiang Zhou, Hu Du, Chunpeng Yao, Qingmin Jin, Chengrong Nie and Yujuan Zhong
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:90
  46. Geological movements and climatic fluctuations stand as pivotal catalysts driving speciation and phylogenetic evolution. The genus Polyspora Sweet (Theaceae), prominently found across the Malay Archipelagos and I...

    Authors: Zhifeng Fan, Can Gao and Lifang Lin
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:89
  47. Mounting evidence recognizes structural variations (SVs) and repetitive DNA sequences as crucial players in shaping the existing grape phenotypic diversity at intra- and inter-species levels. To deepen our und...

    Authors: Riccardo Aversano, Marina Iovene, Salvatore Esposito, Alberto L’Abbate, Clizia Villano, Ermanno Di Serio, Maria Francesca Cardone, Carlo Bergamini, Riccardo Aiese Cigliano, Vincenzo D’Amelia, Luigi Frusciante and Domenico Carputo
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:88
  48. GOLDEN-like (GLK) transcription factors are central regulators of chloroplast biogenesis in Arabidopsis and other species. Findings from Arabidopsis show that these factors also contribute to photosynthetic ac...

    Authors: Jose M. Muino, Christopher Großmann, Tatjana Kleine and Kerstin Kaufmann
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:87
  49. Onion seeds have limited storage capacity compared to other vegetable seeds. It is crucial to identify the mechanisms that induce tolerance to storage conditions and reduce seed deterioration. To address this ...

    Authors: Reza Kamaei, Mohammad Kafi, Reza Tavakkol Afshari, Saeid Malekzadeh Shafaroudi and Jafar Nabati
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:85

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