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  1. Oomycetes are filamentous organisms that resemble fungi in terms of morphology and life cycle, primarily due to convergent evolution. The success of pathogenic oomycetes lies in their ability to adapt and over...

    Authors: Catarina Gouveia, Rita B. Santos, Catarina Paiva-Silva, Günther Buchholz, Rui Malhó and Andreia Figueiredo
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:327
  2. Salt stress severely inhibits plant growth, and the WRKY family transcription factors play important roles in salt stress resistance. In this study, we aimed to characterize the role of tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum

    Authors: Xiaoquan Zhang, Yaxuan Zhang, Man Li, Hongfang Jia, Fengjie Wei, Zongliang Xia, Xuelin Zhang, Jianbo Chang and Zhaojun Wang
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:326
  3. Black rot, caused by Xanthomonas campestris pv. campestris (Xcc) significantly affects the production of cabbage and other cruciferous vegetables. Plant antioxidant system plays an important role in pathogen inva...

    Authors: Zeci Liu, Jie Wang, Zhibin Yue, Jue Wang, Tingting Dou, Tongyan Chen, Jinbao Li, Haojie Dai and Jihua Yu
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:324
  4. PIN-FORMED genes (PINs) are crucial in plant development as they determine the directionality of auxin flow. They are present in almost all land plants and even in green algae. However, their role in fern develop...

    Authors: De-Liang Xiang and Gui-Sheng Li
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:322
  5. Stripe rust of wheat, caused by Puccinia striiformis f. sp. tritici (Pst), is one of the most important diseases of wheat worldwide. Identification of new and elite Pst-resistance loci or genes has the potential ...

    Authors: Liang Qiao, Jianfei Luo, Huiyutang Wang, Yixi Kong, Tingting Du, Peng Qin and Baoju Yang
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:319
  6. Class III peroxidases (PODs) perform crucial functions in various developmental processes and responses to biotic and abiotic stresses. However, their roles in wheat seed dormancy (SD) and germination remain e...

    Authors: Wei Gao, Yating Jiang, Xiaohu Yang, Ting Li, Litian Zhang, Shengnan Yan, Jiajia Cao, Jie Lu, Chuanxi Ma, Cheng Chang and Haiping Zhang
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:318
  7. Fennel essential oils are fragrance compounds used in food and pharmaceutical sectors. One of the major impediments to expansion of fennel farming in Egypt's reclamation areas is saline water. Titanium dioxide...

    Authors: Aisha M. A. Ahmed, Khalid A. Khalid and Faten S. A. Zaki
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:317
  8. Salt stress significantly reduces soybean yield. To improve salt tolerance in soybean, it is important to mine the genes associated with salt tolerance traits.

    Authors: Ying Chen, Xiu-Li Yue, Jian-Ying Feng, Xin Gong, Wen-Jie Zhang, Jian-Fang Zuo and Yuan-Ming Zhang
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:316
  9. Dalbergia odorifera is a rare and precious rosewood specie, which is valued for its amber tones, abstract figural patterns, and impermeability to water and insects. However, the information on genetic diversity a...

    Authors: Jieru Xu, Yue Wang, Kunlin Wu and Jinhui Chen
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:315
  10. Water stress is a major danger to crop yield, hence new approaches to strengthen plant resilience must be developed. To lessen the negative effects of water stress on wheat plants, present study was arranged t...

    Authors: Muhammad Saqlain Zaheer, Muhammad Rizwan, Nazish Aijaz, Akhtar Hameed, Kamran Ikram, Hafiz Haider Ali, Yasir Niaz, Hafiz M. Usman Aslam, Salim Manoharadas, Muhammad Waheed Riaz, Nadeem Ahmed, Rani Bibi, Muhammad Aamir Manzoor and Shamsur Rehman
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:314
  11. The enzyme glutamine synthetase (GLN) is mainly responsible for the assimilation and reassimilation of nitrogen (N) in higher plants. Although the GLN gene has been identified in various plants, there is little i...

    Authors: Xiaotong Li, Yunqi Gu, Mirezhatijiang Kayoumu, Noor Muhammad, Xiangru Wang, Huiping Gui, Tong Luo, Qianqian Wang, Xieraili Wumaierjiang, Sijia Ruan, Asif Iqbal, Xiling Zhang, Meizhen Song and Qiang Dong
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:313
  12. DNA methylation is an important epigenetic mode of genomic DNA modification and plays a vital role in maintaining epigenetic content and regulating gene expression. Cytosine-5 DNA methyltransferase (C5-MTase) are...

    Authors: Xiaomin Yang, Zhigang Bai, Yunxin He, Ning Wang, Liangqing Sun, Yongqi Li, Zujun Yin, Xiaoge Wang, Binglei Zhang, Mingge Han, Xuke Lu, Xiugui Chen, Delong Wang, Junjuan Wang, Shuai Wang, Lixue Guo…
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:312
  13. Brassica napus, a hybrid resulting from the crossing of Brassica rapa and Brassica oleracea, is one of the most important oil crops. Despite its significance, B. napus productivity faces substantial challenges du...

    Authors: Yuquan Zhao, Qijun Xie, Qian Yang, Jiamin Cui, Wenqing Tan, Dawei Zhang, Jianhua Xiang, Lichao Deng, Yiming Guo, Mei Li, Lili Liu and Mingli Yan
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:311
  14. Drought can result in yield losses, the application of plant growth regulators is an effective measure to improve drought resistance and yield. The objective of the study was to explore the application potenti...

    Authors: Xiyue Wang, Wei Zhao, Xinhe Wei, Shuang Song and Shoukun Dong
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:310
  15. Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), belonging to ω-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (ω3-LC-PUFAs), are essential components of human diet. They are mainly supplemented by marine...

    Authors: Sylwia Klińska-Bąchor, Kamil Demski, Yangmin Gong and Antoni Banaś
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:309
  16. Acacia melanoxylon is well known as a valuable commercial tree species owing to its high-quality heartwood (HW) products. However, the metabolism and regulatory mechanism of heartwood during wood development rema...

    Authors: Ruping Zhang, Zhiwei Zhang, Caizhen Yan, Zhaoli Chen, Xiangyang Li, Bingshan Zeng and Bing Hu
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:308
  17. Luffa (Luffa spp.) is an economically important crop of the Cucurbitaceae family, commonly known as sponge gourd or vegetable gourd. It is an annual cross-pollinated crop primarily found in the subtropical and tr...

    Authors: Yun-Da Li, Yu-Chi Liu, Yu-Xuan Jiang, Ahmed Namisy, Wen-Hsin Chung, Ying-Hsuan Sun and Shu-Yun Chen
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:307
  18. Linkage maps are essential for genetic mapping of phenotypic traits, gene map-based cloning, and marker-assisted selection in breeding applications. Construction of a high-quality saturated map requires high-q...

    Authors: Xinru Wang, Jiankang Wang, Xianchun Xia, Xiaowan Xu, Lingli Li, Shuanghe Cao, Yuanfeng Hao and Luyan Zhang
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:306
  19. Aquaporins (AQPs) facilitate water diffusion across biological membranes and are involved in all phases of growth and development. Small and basic intrinsic proteins (SIPs) belong to the fourth subfamily of th...

    Authors: Miao Miao, Ximiao Shi, Xiangzi Zheng, Binghua Wu and Ying Miao
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:305
  20. Biochar is a promising solution to alleviate the negative impacts of salinity stress on agricultural production. Biochar derived from food waste effect was investigated on three plant species, Medicago sativa, Am...

    Authors: Ghulam Murtaza, Muhammad Rizwan, Muhammad Usman, Sajjad Hyder, Muhammad Irfan Akram, Maha Deeb, Jawaher Alkahtani, Bandar M. AlMunqedhi, A. S. Hendy, Mohamed R. Ali, Rashid Iqbal, Wiwiek Harsonowati, Muhammed Habib ur Rahman and Muhammad Rizwan
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:304
  21. Corydalis DC., the largest genus in the family Papaveraceae, comprises > 465 species. Complete plastid genomes (plastomes) of Corydalis show evolutionary changes, including syntenic arrangements, gene losses and ...

    Authors: Seongjun Park, Boram An and SeonJoo Park
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:303
  22. Early blight (EB) of Tomatoes, caused by Alternaria solani, is a serious fungal disease that adversely affects tomato production. Infection is characterized by dark lesions on leaves, stems, and fruits. Several a...

    Authors: Javaria Khatoon, Ansar Mehmood, Abd ur Rehman Khalid, Muhammad Abdul Rauf Khan, Khawaja Shafique Ahmad, Muhammad Shoaib Amjad, Urooj Bashir, Muhammad Raffi and Jarosław Proćków
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:302
  23. Orobanche is an obligate parasite on faba bean in the Mediterranean region, causes considerable yield losses. Breeding tolerant faba bean genotypes to Orobanche is pivotal to sustain production and ensuring globa...

    Authors: Alaa A. Soliman, Mohamed A. Ibrahim, Manar I. Mousa, Elsayed Mansour, Yuhua He and Haitian Yu
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:301
  24. Cigarette butts (CBs) have become the most ubiquitous form of anthropogenic litter globally. CBs contain various hazardous chemicals that persist in the environment for longer period. These substances are susc...

    Authors: Garishma Shah, Upma Bhatt, Hanwant Singh, Deepak Kumar, Jyotshana Sharma, Reto J Strasser and Vineet Soni
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:300
  25. Several plants are facing drought stress due to climate change in recent years. In this study, we aimed to explore the effect of varying watering frequency on the growth and photosynthetic characteristics of Host...

    Authors: Jiao Zhu, Youming Cai, Xin Li, Liuyan Yang and Yongchun Zhang
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:299
  26. Tonoplast intrinsic proteins (TIPs), which typically mediate water transport across vacuolar membranes, play an essential role in plant growth, development, and stress responses. However, their characterizatio...

    Authors: Zhi Zou, Yujiao Zheng, Lili Chang, Liangping Zou, Li Zhang, Yi Min and Yongguo Zhao
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:298
  27. Developing and enriching genetic resources plays important role in the crop improvement. The flag leaf affects plant architecture and contributes to the grain yield of wheat (Triticum aestivum L.). The genetic im...

    Authors: Xia Zhang, Piyi Xing, Caicai Lin, Honggang Wang, Yinguang Bao and Xingfeng Li
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:297
  28. Calcium-dependent protein kinases (CPKs) are crucial for recognizing and transmitting Ca2+ signals in plant cells, playing a vital role in growth, development, and stress response. This study aimed to identify an...

    Authors: Dan Zuo, Shaolin Lei, Fang Qian, Lei Gu, Hongcheng Wang, Xuye Du, Tuo Zeng and Bin Zhu
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:296
  29. The extraction of bast fibres such as jute from plant stems involves the removal of pectin, hemicellulose, and other noncellulosic materials through a complex microbial community. A consortium of pectinolytic ...

    Authors: Subhojit Datta, Lipi Chattopadhyay, Shrestha Barai, Kunal Mandal, Gouranga Kar and Bijan Majumdar
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:295
  30. Floral scents play a crucial role in attracting insect pollinators. Among the compounds attractive to pollinators is 1,4-dimethoxybenzene (1,4-DMB). It is a significant contributor to the scent profile of plan...

    Authors: Marion Christine Hoepflinger, Monica Barman, Stefan Dötterl and Raimund Tenhaken
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:294
  31. Pulsatilla saxatilis, a new species of the genus Pulsatilla has been discovered. The morphological information of this species has been well described, but its chloroplast genome characteristics and comparison wi...

    Authors: Hefei Xue, Yanping Xing, Che Bian, Wenjuan Hou, Wenxiao Men, Han Zheng, Yanyun Yang, Xixiang Ying, Tingguo Kang and Liang Xu
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:293
  32. Spike length (SL) is one of the most important agronomic traits affecting yield potential and stability in wheat. In this study, a major stable quantitative trait locus (QTL) for SL, i.e., qSl-2B, was detected in...

    Authors: Hongke Ding, Chenyang Wang, Yibiao Cai, Kai Yu, Haibo Zhao, Faxiang Wang, Xinyao Shi, Jiajia Cheng, Han Sun, Yongzhen Wu, Ran Qin, Cheng Liu, Chunhua Zhao, Xiaohui Sun and Fa Cui
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:292
  33. Leaf rust (LR) is among the most destructive fungal diseases of rye (Secale cereale L.). Despite intensive research using various analytical and methodological approaches, such as quantitative trait locus (QTL) m...

    Authors: Mateusz Matuszkiewicz, Agnieszka Grądzielewska, Magdalena Święcicka, Alperen Ozturk, Monika Mokrzycka, Dolapo Igbari Aramide, Jie Song, Andrzej Kilian and Monika Rakoczy-Trojanowska
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:291

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  34. Flesh firmness is a critical factor that influences fruit storability, shelf-life and consumer’s preference as well. However, less is known about the key genetic factors that are associated with flesh firmness...

    Authors: Yimei Zhou, Qinghui Shen, Lingmin Cai, Haoshun Zhao, Kejia Zhang, Yuyuan Ma, Yongming Bo, Xiaolong Lyu, Jinghua Yang, Zhongyuan Hu and Mingfang Zhang
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:290
  35. Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) play a crucial role in regulating gene expression vital for the growth and development of plants. Despite this, the role of lncRNAs in Chinese cabbage (Brassica rapa L. ssp. pekinen...

    Authors: Xiaochun Wei, Xiaoqing Wang, Yanyan Zhao, Weiwei Chen, Ujjal Kumar Nath, Shuangjuan Yang, Henan Su, Zhiyong Wang, Wenjing Zhang, Baoming Tian, Fang Wei, Yuxiang Yuan and Xiaowei Zhang
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:289
  36. One of the major problems endangering plant growth and productivity worldwide is salt stress. This study aimed to assess the effects of potassium silicate (K2O3Si) on the physical, biochemical, and morphological ...

    Authors: Hamid Mohammadi, Soraya Abdollahi-Bastam, Ahmad Aghaee and Mansour Ghorbanpour
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:288
  37. Salinity stress ranks among the most prevalent stress globally, contributing to soil deterioration. Its negative impacts on crop productivity stem from mechanisms such as osmotic stress, ion toxicity, and oxid...

    Authors: Hira Inayat, Hassan Mehmood, Subhan Danish, Sulaiman Ali Alharbi, Mohammad Javed Ansari and Rahul Datta
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:287
  38. Fruit length is a crucial agronomic trait of snake gourd (Trichosanthes anguina L); however, genes associated with fruit length have not been characterised. In this study, F2 snake gourd populations were generate...

    Authors: Qingwei Jiang, Peng Wang, Yuanchao Xu, Bingying Zou, Shishi Huang, Yuancai Wu, Yongqiang Li, Chuan Zhong and Wenjin Yu
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:286
  39. Crop roots are colonized by large numbers of microorganisms, collectively known as the root-microbiome, which modulate plant growth, development and contribute to elemental nutrient uptake. In conditions of ni...

    Authors: Mengying Chen, Shizhong Feng, He Lv, Zewen Wang, Yuhang Zeng, Caihong Shao, Wenxiong Lin and Zhixing Zhang
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:285
  40. Lipids found in plant seeds are essential for controlling seed dormancy, dispersal, and defenses against biotic and abiotic stress. Additionally, these lipids provide nutrition and energy and are therefore imp...

    Authors: Yang Li, Fan Kong, Shangwei Wu, Wenjin Song, Yang Shao, Min Kang, Tiantian Chen, Liping Peng and Qingyan Shu
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:284
  41. Bud sports occur spontaneously in plants when new growth exhibits a distinct phenotype from the rest of the parent plant. The Witch’s Broom bud sport occurs occasionally in various grapevine (Vitis vinifera) vari...

    Authors: Eleanore J. Ritter, Peter Cousins, Michelle Quigley, Aidan Kile, Sunil K. Kenchanmane Raju, Daniel H. Chitwood and Chad Niederhuth
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:283
  42. In regional wheat trials, when short-stem wheat varieties and high-stem wheat varieties are planted adjacent to each other in small plots, changes in their marginal plot environment can lead to bias in yield e...

    Authors: Xiujuan Ren, Xinhua Li, Xingqi Ou and Zijuan Wang
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:282
  43. Orchids are grown without soil in many regions of the world, but there is a lack of studies to define the balanced and adequate nutrient solution for their cultivation, mainly in the vegetative growth phase. T...

    Authors: Milton G. Costa, Cibele Mantovani and Renato de Mello Prado
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:280
  44. The availability of soil phosphorus (P) often limits the productivities of wet tropical lowland forests. Little is known, however, about the metabolomic profile of different chemical P compounds with potential...

    Authors: Albert Gargallo-Garriga, Jordi Sardans, Joan Llusià, Guille Peguero, Marta Ayala-Roque, Elodie A. Courtois, Clément Stahl, Otmar Urban, Karel Klem, Pau Nolis, Miriam Pérez-Trujillo, Teodor Parella, Andreas Richter, Ivan A. Janssens and Josep Peñuelas
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:278
  45. The “woody clade” in Saxifragales (WCS), encompassing four woody families (Altingiaceae, Cercidiphyllaceae, Daphniphyllaceae, and Hamamelidaceae), is a phylogenetically recalcitrant node in the angiosperm tree...

    Authors: Linbo Jia, Shuying Wang, Jinjin Hu, Ke Miao, Yongjiang Huang and Yunheng Ji
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:277

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