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  1. Chloroplasts play an important role in plant growth and development. The chloroplast genome contains approximately twenty group II introns that are spliced due to proteins encoded by nuclear genes. CAF2 is one...

    Authors: Lan Shen, Qiang Zhang, Zhongwei Wang, Hongling Wen, Guanglian Hu, Deyong Ren, Jiang Hu, Li Zhu, Zhenyu Gao, Guangheng Zhang, Longbiao Guo, Dali Zeng and Qian Qian

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:381

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  2. Glycosylphosphatidylinositol (GPI) addition is one of the several post-translational modifications to proteins that increase their affinity for membranes. In eukaryotes, the GPI transamidase complex (GPI-T) ca...

    Authors: Nicholas Desnoyer, Gregory Howard, Emma Jong and Ravishankar Palanivelu

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:380

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  3. Among eukaryotic organisms, alternative splicing is an important process that can generate multiple transcripts from one same precursor messenger RNA, which greatly increase transcriptome and proteome diversit...

    Authors: Kai-Lu Zhang, Zhen Feng, Jing-Fang Yang, Feng Yang, Tian Yuan, Di Zhang, Ge-Fei Hao, Yan-Ming Fang, Jianhua Zhang, Caie Wu, Mo-Xian Chen and Fu-Yuan Zhu

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:379

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  4. At present, the distinctness, uniformity, and stability (DUS) testing of flue-cured tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum L.) depends on field morphological identification, which is problematic in that it is labor intensive...

    Authors: Binbin He, Ruimei Geng, Lirui Cheng, Xianbin Yang, Hongmei Ge and Min Ren

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:378

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  5. Cattail (Typha domingensis Pers.) is a perennial emergent plant which is used in Green Floating Filters (GFFs), one of the most innovative systems of wastewater treatment to bioremediate eutrophic waters and prod...

    Authors: Fanny Mabel Carhuancho León, Pedro Luis Aguado Cortijo, María del Carmen Morató Izquierdo and María Teresa Castellanos Moncho

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:377

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  6. Tomato gray leaf spot caused by Stemphylium lycopersici (S. lycopersici) is a serious disease that can severely hinder tomato production. To date, only Sm has been reported to provide resistance against this dise...

    Authors: Huanhuan Yang, Fengyi Shen, Hexuan Wang, Tingting Zhao, He Zhang, Jingbin Jiang, Xiangyang Xu and Jingfu Li

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:376

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  7. Masson pine (Pinus massoniana Lamb.), the dominant native coniferous species in southern China, is commercially important for supplying timber and oleoresin. However, knowledge of the genetic variability of masso...

    Authors: Qinghua Liu, Yini Xie, Bin Liu, HuanhuanYin, Zhichun Zhou, Zhongping Feng and Yadong Chen

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:375

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  8. Triterpenoids from birch (Betula platyphylla Suk.) exert antitumor and anti-HIV activities. Due to the complexity of plant secondary metabolic pathways, triterpene compounds in plants is not always determined by ...

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

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:374

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  9. Taproot is the main edible organ and ultimately determines radish yield and quality. However, the precise molecular mechanism underlying taproot thickening awaits further investigation in radish. Here, RNA-seq...

    Authors: Yang Xie, Jiali Ying, Liang Xu, Yan Wang, Junhui Dong, Yinglong Chen, Mingjia Tang, Cui Li, Everlyne M’mbone Muleke and Liwang Liu

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:373

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  10. DELLAs play key roles in plant gibberellin signaling pathways and are generally important in plant development and growth. However, DELLAs in many plant taxa have not yet been systematically analyzed.

    Authors: Pengfei Wang, Qianqian Zhang, Yingchun Chen, Yanxia Zhao, Fengshan Ren, Hongmei Shi and Xinying Wu

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:372

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  11. Low temperature is a limiting factor of rice productivity and geographical distribution. Wild rice (Oryza rufipogon Griff.) is an important germplasm resource for rice improvement. It has superior tolerance to ma...

    Authors: Yinghua Pan, Haifu Liang, Lijun Gao, Gaoxing Dai, Weiwei Chen, Xinghai Yang, Dongjin Qing, Ju Gao, Hao Wu, Juan Huang, Weiyong Zhou, Chengcui Huang, Yuntao Liang and Guofu Deng

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:371

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  12. The blue pigmentation of Japanese gentian flowers is due to a polyacylated anthocyanin, gentiodelphin, and all associated biosynthesis genes and several regulatory genes have been cloned and characterized. How...

    Authors: Keisuke Tasaki, Momo Yoshida, Minori Nakajima, Atsumi Higuchi, Aiko Watanabe and Masahiro Nishihara

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:370

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  13. Tillering is an important agronomic trait underlying the yields and reproduction of orchardgrass (Dactylis glomerata), an important perennial forage grass. Although some genes affecting tiller initiation have bee...

    Authors: Xiaoheng Xu, Guangyan Feng, Yueyang Liang, Yang Shuai, Qiuxu Liu, Gang Nie, Zhongfu Yang, Linkai Hang and Xinquan Zhang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:369

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  14. Phosphorus (P) deficiency limits crop production worldwide. Crops differ in their ability to acquire and utilise the P available. The aim of this study was to determine root traits (root exudates, root system ...

    Authors: Paula Pongrac, Hiram Castillo-Michel, Juan Reyes-Herrera, Robert D. Hancock, Sina Fischer, Mitja Kelemen, Jacqueline A. Thompson, Gladys Wright, Matevž Likar, Martin R. Broadley, Primož Vavpetič, Primož Pelicon and Philip J. White

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:368

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  15. Grafting is widely used in horticulture and rootstocks are known to modify scion growth and adaptation to soil conditions. However, the role of scion genotype in regulating rootstock development and functionin...

    Authors: Antoine T. Gautier, Noé Cochetel, Isabelle Merlin, Cyril Hevin, Virginie Lauvergeat, Philippe Vivin, Alain Mollier, Nathalie Ollat and Sarah J. Cookson

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:367

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  16. As a cool-season grass species, tall fescue (Festuca arundinacea) is challenged by increasing temperatures. Heat acclimation or activation of leaf senescence, are two main strategies when tall fescue is exposed t...

    Authors: Yiguang Qian, Liwen Cao, Qiang Zhang, Maurice Amee, Ke Chen and Liang Chen

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:366

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  17. Berry size is considered as one of the main selection criteria in table grapes breeding programs, due to the consumer preferences. However, berry size is a complex quantitive trait under polygenic control, and...

    Authors: Claudia Muñoz-Espinoza, Alex Di Genova, Alicia Sánchez, José Correa, Alonso Espinoza, Claudio Meneses, Alejandro Maass, Ariel Orellana and Patricio Hinrichsen

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:365

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  18. Heat shock transcription factors (Hsfs) are present in majority of plants and play central roles in thermotolerance, transgenerational thermomemory, and many other stress responses. Our previous paper identified ...

    Authors: Xiu-lin Guo, Sai-nan Yuan, Hua-ning Zhang, Yuan-yuan Zhang, Yu-jie Zhang, Gui-yan Wang, Ya-qing Li and Guo-liang Li

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:364

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  19. Low temperature limits the growth and development and geographical distribution of plants. Poa pratensis is a cool-season turfgrass mainly grown in urban areas. However, low winter temperature or cold events in s...

    Authors: Wenke Dong, Xiang Ma, Hanyu Jiang, Chunxu Zhao and Huiling Ma

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:362

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  20. Peroxiredoxins (Prxs) are a large family of antioxidant enzymes that respond to biotic and abiotic stress by decomposing reactive oxygen species (ROS). In this study, the stress tolerance function of the Th2CysPr...

    Authors: Yuanyuan Wang, Zhongyuan Liu, Peilong Wang, Bo Jiang, Xiaojin Lei, Jing Wu, Wenfang Dong and Caiqiu Gao

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:360

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  21. C2H2-type zinc finger protein (ZFPs) form a relatively large family of transcriptional regulators in plants, and play many roles in plant growth, development, and stress response. However, the comprehensive an...

    Authors: Junliang Yin, Lixin Wang, Jiao Zhao, Yiting Li, Rong Huang, Xinchen Jiang, Xiaokang Zhou, Xiongmeng Zhu, Yang He, Yiqin He, Yiqing Liu and Yongxing Zhu

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:359

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  22. Understanding the genetic diversity in endangered species that occur inforest remnants is necessary to establish efficient strategies for the species conservation, restoration and management. Panax vietnamensis H...

    Authors: Dinh Duy Vu, Syed Noor Muhammad Shah, Mai Phuong Pham, Van Thang Bui, Minh Tam Nguyen and Thi Phuong Trang Nguyen

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:358

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  23. The glyoxylate reductase (GR) multigene family has been described in various plant species, their isoforms show different biochemical features in plants. However, few studies have addressed the biological role...

    Authors: Zhisheng Zhang, Xiu Liang, Lei Lu, Zheng Xu, Jiayu Huang, Han He and Xinxiang Peng

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:357

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  24. Molecular breeding has opened new avenues for crop improvement with the potential for faster progress. As oil palm is the major producer of vegetable oil in the world, its improvement, such as developing compa...

    Authors: Zulkifli Yaakub, Katialisa Kamaruddin, Rajinder Singh, Suzana Mustafa, Marhalil Marjuni, Ngoot-Chin Ting, Mohd Din Amiruddin, Low Eng-Ti Leslie, Ooi Leslie Cheng-Li, Kandha Sritharan, Rajanaidu Nookiah, Johannes Jansen and Meilina Ong Abdullah

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:356

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  25. Infection of plants by viruses interferes with expression and subcellular localization of plant proteins. Potyviruses comprise the largest and most economically damaging group of plant-infecting RNA viruses. I...

    Authors: Minna-Liisa Rajamäki, Sidona Sikorskaite-Gudziuniene, Nandita Sarmah, Markku Varjosalo and Jari P. T. Valkonen

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:355

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  26. The non-structural carbohydrates (NSCs), carbon (C), nitrogen (N), and phosphorus (P) are important energy source or nutrients for all plant growth and metabolism. To persist in shaded understory, saplings hav...

    Authors: Qingqing Liu, Zhijun Huang, Zhengning Wang, Yanfang Chen, Zhumei Wen, Bo Liu and Mulualem Tigabu

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:354

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  27. Safflower (Carthamus tinctorius L.) is an important cash crop, of which the dried tube flower is not only an important raw material for dyes and cosmetics but also an important herb widely used in traditional Chi...

    Authors: Jiang Chen, Jie Wang, Rui Wang, Bin Xian, Chaoxiang Ren, Qianqian Liu, Qinghua Wu and Jin Pei

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:353

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  28. Although the effect of cold stratification on seed dormancy release has been extensively studied for many species, knowledge of the role of stratifying temperature, soil moisture content and duration of strati...

    Authors: Da Li Chen, Xin Ping Luo, Zhen Yuan, Meng Jie Bai and Xiao Wen Hu

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:352

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  29. The objectives of this study were to reveal the anthocyanin biosynthesis metabolic pathway in white and purple flowers of Salvia miltiorrhiza using metabolomics and transcriptomics, to identify different anthocya...

    Authors: Tao Jiang, Meidi Zhang, Chunxiu Wen, Xiaoliang Xie, Wei Tian, Saiqun Wen, Ruike Lu and Lingdi Liu

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:349

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  30. Soil salinity restricts plant growth and productivity. 2-(3,4-dichlorophenoxy) triethylamine (DCPTA) can alleviate salinity stress in plants. However, the mechanism of DCPTA-mediated salinity tolerance has not...

    Authors: Lijie Li, Wanrong Gu, Liguo Zhang, Congfeng Li, Xichang Chen, Chunrong Qian, Zhenhua Wang, Wenhua Li, Shiyu Zuo and Shi Wei

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:348

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  31. Salinity is one of the most serious threats to world agriculture. An important sugar-yielding crop sugar beet, which shows some tolerance to salt via a mechanism that is poorly understood. Proteomics data can ...

    Authors: Junliang Li, Jie Cui, Dayou Cheng, Cuihong Dai, Tianjiao Liu, Congyu Wang and Chengfei Luo

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:347

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  32. Drought is projected to become more frequent and severe in a changing climate, which requires deep sowing of crop seeds to reach soil moisture. Coleoptile length is a key agronomic trait in cereal crops such a...

    Authors: Hao Luo, Camilla Beate Hill, Gaofeng Zhou, Xiao-Qi Zhang and Chengdao Li

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:346

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  33. Calvin cycle plays a crucial role in carbon fixation which provides the precursors of organic macromolecules for plant growth and development. Currently, no gene involved in Calvin cycle has been identified in...

    Authors: Chun Li, Na Li, Rui Huang, Congping Chen, Jia Guo, Xiaorong Yang, Xiangyu Zhang, Changhui Sun, Xiaojian Deng and Pingrong Wang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:345

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  34. Transcriptome time series can be used to track the expression of genes during development, allowing the timing, intensity, and dynamics of genetic programmes to be determined. Furthermore, time series analysis...

    Authors: D. Marc Jones, Tjelvar S. G. Olson, Nick Pullen, Rachel Wells, Judith A. Irwin and Richard J. Morris

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:344

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  35. Early seed germination and a functional root system development during establishment are crucial attributes contributing to nutrient competence under marginal nutrient soil conditions. Chenopodium quinoa Willd (C...

    Authors: Katherine Pinto-Irish, Teodoro Coba de la Peña, Enrique Ostria-Gallardo, Cristian Ibáñez, Vilbett Briones, Alexander Vergara, Rodrigo Alvarez, Catalina Castro, Carolina Sanhueza, Patricio A. Castro and Luisa Bascuñán-Godoy

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:343

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  36. Collectively, plants produce a huge variety of secondary metabolites (SMs) which are involved in the adaptation of plants to biotic and abiotic stresses. The most characteristic feature of SMs is their strikin...

    Authors: Yangan Chen, Peter G. L. Klinkhamer, Johan Memelink and Klaas Vrieling

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:342

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  37. Lonicera japonica Thunb. (L. japonica) has the functions of clearing away heat and detoxifying, broad-spectrum antibacterial and anti-virus, etc. More than 70% of anti-inflammatory and cold Chinese patent medicin...

    Authors: Jianjun Li, Chenglin Ye and Cuifang Chang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:341

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  38. Plastome-scale data have been prevalent in reconstructing the plant Tree of Life. However, phylogenomic studies currently based on plastomes rely primarily on maximum likelihood inference of concatenated align...

    Authors: Xu Zhang, Yanxia Sun, Jacob B. Landis, Zhenyu Lv, Jun Shen, Huajie Zhang, Nan Lin, Lijuan Li, Jiao Sun, Tao Deng, Hang Sun and Hengchang Wang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:340

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  39. Plants are always exposed to dynamic light. The photosynthetic light use efficiency of leaves is lower in dynamic light than in uniform irradiance. Research on the influence of environmental factors on dynamic...

    Authors: Yu-Ting Li, Ying Li, Yue-Nan Li, Ying Liang, Qiang Sun, Geng Li, Peng Liu, Zi-Shan Zhang and Hui-Yuan Gao

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:339

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  40. Sweet osmanthus (Osmanthus fragrans Lour.) is one of the top ten traditional ornamental flowers in China. The flowering time of once-flowering cultivars in O. fragrans is greatly affected by the relatively low te...

    Authors: Jianxin Fu, Chao Zhang, Yucheng Liu, Tianhong Pang, Bin Dong, Xiaoyue Gao, Yimin Zhu and Hongbo Zhao

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:337

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  41. It is widely perceived that mechanical or thigmomorphogenic stimuli, such as rubbing and bending by passing animals, wind, raindrop, and flooding, broadly influence plant growth and developmental patterning. I...

    Authors: Bo Eun Nam, Young-Joon Park, Kyung-Eun Gil, Ju-Heon Kim, Jae Geun Kim and Chung-Mo Park

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:335

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  42. Fusarium wilt, caused by Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. cucumerinum (Foc), is a severe disease affecting cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.) production worldwide, but mechanisms underlying Fusarium wilt resistance in cucumb...

    Authors: Jingping Dong, Yuean Wang, Qianqian Xian, Xuehao Chen and Jun Xu

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:334

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  43. Maize (Zea mays L.) is one of the main agricultural crops with the largest yield and acreage in the world. However, maize germplasm is very sensitive to low temperatures, mainly during germination, and low temper...

    Authors: Hong Zhang, Jiayue Zhang, Qingyu Xu, Dandan Wang, Hong Di, Jun Huang, Xiuwei Yang, Zhoufei Wang, Lin Zhang, Ling Dong, Zhenhua Wang and Yu Zhou

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:333

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  44. Cold stress inhibits normal physiological metabolism in plants, thereby seriously affecting plant development. Meanwhile, plants also actively adjust their metabolism and development to adapt to changing envir...

    Authors: Tao Chen, Wei Zhang, Gang Yang, Jia-Hui Chen, Bi-Xia Chen, Rui Sun, Hua Zhang and Li-Zhe An

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:332

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  45. Heading time is one of the most important agronomic traits in wheat, as it largely affects both adaptation to different agro-ecological conditions and yield potential. Identification of genes underlying the re...

    Authors: Yuting Li, Hongchun Xiong, Huijun Guo, Chunyun Zhou, Yongdun Xie, Linshu Zhao, Jiayu Gu, Shirong Zhao, Yuping Ding and Luxiang Liu

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:331

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  46. Phosphorus deficiency is a major limiting factors for affecting crop production globally. To understand the genetic variation of phosphorus-deficiency-tolerance, a total of 15 seedling traits were evaluated am...

    Authors: Yu Lin, Guangdeng Chen, Haiyan Hu, Xilan Yang, Zhengli Zhang, Xiaojun Jiang, Fangkun Wu, Haoran Shi, Qing Wang, Kunyu Zhou, Caixia Li, Jian Ma, Youliang Zheng, Yuming Wei and Yaxi Liu

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:330

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