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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. Our previous studies revealed that CgbHLH001 transcription factor (TF) played an important role in abiotic stress tolerance, suggesting that its promoter was a potential target in response to stress signals. I...

    Authors: Zixin Zhou, Juan Wang, Qinghui Yu and Haiyan Lan
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:116
  16. 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
  17. Glehnia littoralis is an economic herb with both medicinal and edible uses. It also has important ecological value and special phylogenetic status as it is a monotypic genus species distributing around beach. Lit...

    Authors: Chunxia Zhou, Kang An, Xin Zhang, Boqiang Tong, Dan Liu, Dongrui Kong and Fuhua Bian
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:114
  18. Powdery mildew, caused by Blumeria graminis f. sp. tritici (Bgt), is a serious fungal disease that critically threatens the yield and quality of wheat. Utilization of host resistance is the most effective and eco...

    Authors: Wenjing Zhang, Ziyang Yu, Dongmei Wang, Luning Xiao, Fuyu Su, Yanjun Mu, Jianpeng Zheng, Linzhi Li, Yan Yin, Tianying Yu, Yuli Jin and Pengtao Ma
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:113
  19. Microorganisms and organic compounds (humic and fulvic acid) offer viable alternatives to insecticides and mineral fertilizers. Even though many studies have shown the effects of biofertilizers and organic sub...

    Authors: Sobhi F. Lamlom, Ahsan Irshad and Walid F. A. Mosa
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:111
  20. Grafting is one of the promising techniques for improving abiotic stress tolerance in horticultural crops, but the underlying regulatory mechanisms of drought on grafted grapevine are largely unexplored.

    Authors: Shuzhen Jiao, Fanwei Zeng, Yaping Huang, Libing Zhang, Juan Mao and Baihong Chen
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:110
  21. Ribulose-1,5-bisphosphate carboxylase/oxygenase (Rubisco) catalyzes the first step of carbon fixation performed by photosynthetic organisms. Form I of this enzyme found in plants and cyanobacteria is composed ...

    Authors: Małgorzata Rydzy, Piotr Kolesiński, Andrzej Szczepaniak and Joanna Grzyb
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:109
  22. Global warming raises serious concerns about the persistence of species and populations locally adapted to their environment, simply because of the shift it produces in their adaptive landscape. For instance, ...

    Authors: Gregoire Le Provost, Céline Lalanne, Isabelle Lesur, Jean-Marc Louvet, Sylvain Delzon, Antoine Kremer, Karine Labadie, Jean-Marc Aury, Corinne Da Silva, Thomas Moritz and Christophe Plomion
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:108
  23. R2R3-MYB transcription factors regulate secondary metabolism, stress responses and development in various plants. Puerarin is a bioactive ingredient and most abundant secondary metabolite isolated from Pueraria l...

    Authors: Zhengdan Wu, Wendan Zeng, Changfu Li, Jihua Wang, Xiaohong Shang, Liang Xiao, Sheng Cao, Yansheng Zhang, Shiqiang Xu and Huabing Yan
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:107
  24. Lettuce is one of the most extensively farmed vegetables in the world, and it prefers cool growing conditions. High temperatures promote premature bolt formation, reducing quality and yield. The gibberellic ac...

    Authors: Sun Ho Lee, Jin Seok Yoon, Woo Joo Jung, Dae Yeon Kim and Yong Weon Seo
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:106
  25. Strigolactones (SLs) are important phytohormones that can regulate branch development in plants. Although SUPPRESSOR of MAX2 1-LIKE proteins (SMXLs) play a crucial role in SL signaling transduction, the SMXL gene...

    Authors: Maotong Sun, Dongyue Wang, Cuishuang Liu, Yuan Liu, Muge Niu, Jinnan Wang and Jihong Li
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:105
  26. Seagrasses are a polyphyletic group of monocotyledonous angiosperms that have evolved to live entirely submerged in marine waters. Thus, these species are ideal for studying plant adaptation to marine environm...

    Authors: Jun Chen, Yu Zang, Shuai Shang, Zhibo Yang, Shuo Liang, Song Xue, Ying Wang and Xuexi Tang
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:104
  27. Plant growth regulators are chemicals that regulate plant growth and development, which can regulate hormonal balance and affect plant growth, thereby increasing crop yield and improving crop quality. Our stud...

    Authors: Zhiguo Zheng, Shunhong Chen, Panpan Wei, Shengxin Guo, Gang Yu and Jian Wu
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:103
  28. Evaluation of the extent of genetic variation within and between the populations of crop genetic resources are of paramount importance in any breeding program. An experiment aimed at assessing the extent of va...

    Authors: Basazen Fantahun, Tesfaye Woldesemayate and Eleni Shiferaw
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:102
  29. Gentiana rigescens Franchet is an endangered medicinal herb from the family Gentianaceae with medicinal values. Gentiana cephalantha Franchet is a sister species to G. rigescens possessing similar morphology and ...

    Authors: Jiuyang Mao, Yuze Liang, Xue Wang and Dequan Zhang
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:101
  30. Founder parents play extremely important roles in wheat breeding. Studies into the genetic basis of founder parents and the transmission rules of favorable alleles are of great significance in improving agrono...

    Authors: Chang Li, Lei Zhuang, Tian Li, Jian Hou, Hongxia Liu, Chao Jian, Huifang Li, Jing Zhao, Yunchuan Liu, Wei Xi, Pingan Hao, Shujuan Liu, Xuemei Si, Xiaolu Wang, Xueyong Zhang and Chenyang Hao
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:100
  31. Chromosomal variations have been revealed in both E. sibiricus and E. nutans, but chromosomal structural variations, such as intra-genome translocations and inversions, are still not recognized due to the cytolog...

    Authors: Bo Liu, Jie Chen, Ying Yang, Wenjie Shen, Jialei Guo and Quanwen Dou
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:98
  32. Low phosphorus (P) is one of the limiting factors in sustainable cotton production. However, little is known about the performance of contrasting low P tolerant cotton genotypes that might be a possible option...

    Authors: Asif Iqbal, Dong Qiang, Wang Xiangru, Gui Huiping, Zhang Hengheng, Zhang Xiling and Song Meizhen
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:97
  33. Photoperiod is an important environmental cue interacting with circadian clock pathway to optimize the local adaption and yield of crops. Quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa) in family Amaranthaceae has been known as supe...

    Authors: Qi Wu, Xue Bai, Yiming Luo, Li Li, Mengping Nie, Changying Liu, Xueling Ye, Liang Zou and Dabing Xiang
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:96
  34. In conformity with the international trend to substitute the artificial agro-chemicals by natural products to improve growth and productivity of crops, there is a necessity to focus on the environment sustaina...

    Authors: Salwa A. Maksoud, Khaled I. Gad and Eman Y. M. Hamed
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:95
  35. The indica rice variety XYXZ carries elite traits including appearance and eating quality. Here, we report the de novo assembly of XYXZ using Illumine paired-end whole-genome shotgun sequencing and Nanopore seque...

    Authors: Jiayan Liang, Leilei Kong, Xiaodan Hu, Chongyun Fu and Song Bai
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:94
  36. Gibberellins (GAs) are widely involved in plant growth and development. DELLA proteins are key regulators of plant development and a negative regulatory factor of GA. Dendrobium officinale is a valuable tradition...

    Authors: Danqi Zeng, Can Si, Jaime A. Teixeira da Silva, Hongyu Shi, Jing Chen, Lei Huang, Juan Duan and Chunmei He
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:93

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  37. Studies on intra-specific variability in leaf functional traits is important to evaluate adaptation of the species to predicted climate change, and to develop long-term conservation strategy. The main objectiv...

    Authors: Rui Xu, Shundan Cheng, Jing Zhou, Mulualem Tigabu, Xiangqing Ma and Ming Li
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:92
  38. Mitochondria are organelles within eukaryotic cells that are central to the metabolic processes of cellular respiration and ATP production. However, the evolution of mitochondrial genomes (mitogenomes) in plan...

    Authors: Shuo Zhang, Jie Wang, Wenchuang He, Shenglong Kan, Xuezhu Liao, David R. Jordan, Emma S. Mace, Yongfu Tao, Alan W. Cruickshank, Robert Klein, Daojun Yuan, Luke R. Tembrock and Zhiqiang Wu
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:91
  39. In seed plants, the ovule is the precursor to the seed. The process of ovule development and differentiation is regulated by multiple factors, including starch metabolism and endogenous hormones. Castanea henryi ...

    Authors: Qi Qiu, Xiaoming Tian, Guolong Wu, Juntao Wu, Xiaoming Fan and Deyi Yuan
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:90
  40. Leaves of tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum L.) are flue-cured to use as a key industrial supply in various parts of the world. The quality of tobacco leaves is dependent on chemical components and their proportions. Ge...

    Authors: Yingxue Li, Fengfeng Liu, Shubin Sun, Yu Xiang, Xuebin Jiang and Jiewang He
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:89
  41. In plants, cytokinin is activated into trans-zeatin to fight abiotic stresses. However, the mechanism of the effect of trans-zeatin on 2-acetyl-1-pyrroline (2-AP) biosynthesis in fragrant rice has yet to be st...

    Authors: Pipeng Xing, Haowen Luo, Zhenzhen He, Longxin He, Hua Zhao, Xiangru Tang and Meiyang Duan
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:88
  42. Uraria Desv. belongs to the tribe Desmodieae (Fabaceae), a group of legume plants, some of which have medicinal properties. However, due to a lack of genomic information, the interspecific relationships, genetic ...

    Authors: Chaoyu Liu, Maomao Zhang and Xueli Zhao
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:87
  43. Burdock is a biennial herb of Asteraceae found in Northern Europe, Eurasia, Siberia, and China. Its mature dry fruits, called Niu Bang Zi, are recorded in various traditional Chinese medicine books. With the deve...

    Authors: Yueyue Song, Yanyun Yang, Liang Xu, Che Bian, Yanping Xing, Hefei Xue, Wenjuan Hou, Wenxiao Men, Deqiang Dou and Tingguo Kang
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:86
  44. Cold temperatures can be detrimental to crop survival and productivity. Breeding progress can be improved by understanding the molecular basis of low temperature tolerance. We investigated the key routes and c...

    Authors: Xiaoxu Yang, Chang Liu, Mengdi Li, Yanmei Li, Zhishan Yan, Guojun Feng and Dajun Liu
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:85
  45. Nonstructural carbohydrates (NSCs) reflect the carbon supply status and affect the construction and development of plants. Previous studies have focused on the dynamics of NSCs among plant organs, however, few...

    Authors: Li Ji, Jun Wang, Yue Liu, Zhimin Lu, Witoon Purahong and Yuchun Yang
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:83
  46. Seed size is an important factor contributing to maize yield, but its molecular mechanism remains unclear. The seed coat, which serves as one of the three components of the maize grain, determines seed size to...

    Authors: Juan Li, Liangfa Wang, Jiong Wan, Kuntai Dang, Yuan Lin, Shujun Meng, Xiaoqian Qiu, Qiyue Wang, Jiawen Zhao, Liqin Mu, Hongbing Luo, Dong Ding, Zehui Chen and Jihua Tang
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:82
  47. The cytoplasmic male sterility (CMS) of rice is caused by chimeric mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) that is maternally inherited in the majority of multicellular organisms. Wild rice (Oryza rufipogon Griff.) has been re...

    Authors: Xuemei Zhang, Shuying Chen, Zixian Zhao, Cunqiang Ma and Yating Liu
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:81

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