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  1. Ring rot, caused by Botryosphaeria dothidea, is an important fungal disease of pear fruit during postharvest storage. Melatonin, as a plant growth regulator, plays an important role in enhancing the stress resist...

    Authors: Hongpeng Xu, Siying Zhang, Chenglin Liang, Min Li, Ran Wang, Jiankun Song, Zhenhua Cui, Yingjie Yang, Jianlong Liu and Dingli Li
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:470
  2. Nanotechnology has demonstrated its vital significance in all aspects of daily life. Our research was conducted to estimate the potential of primed seed with chitosan nanoparticles in seed growth and yield by ...

    Authors: Eman Allam, Salama El-Darier, Zekry Ghattass, Amal Fakhry and Roufaida M. Elghobashy
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:466
  3. Saline-sodic stress can limit the absorption of available zinc in rice, subsequently impacting the normal photosynthesis and carbohydrate metabolism of rice plants. To investigate the impact of exogenous zinc ...

    Authors: Kun Dang, Jinmeng Mu, Hao Tian, Dapeng Gao, Hongxiang Zhou, Liying Guo, Xiwen Shao, Yanqiu Geng and Qiang Zhang
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:464
  4. Fusarium graminearum and Fusarium avenaceum are two of the most important causal agents of Fusarium head blight (FHB) of wheat. They can produce mycotoxins that accumulate in infected wheat heads, including deoxy...

    Authors: Giovanni Beccari, Francesco Tini, Nora A. Foroud, Luisa Ederli, Donald M. Gardiner, Aurelie H. Benfield, Linda J. Harris, Michael Sulyok, Roberto Romani, Ilaria Bellezza and Lorenzo Covarelli
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:463
  5. In this comprehensive genome-wide study, we identified and classified 83 Xylanase Inhibitor Protein (XIP) genes in wheat, grouped into five distinct categories, to enhance understanding of wheat's resistance t...

    Authors: Juan Lin, Shuang Ruan, Qi Guo, Yonglin Zhang, Mengyuan Fang, Tiantian Li, Gan Luo, Zhuangbo Tian, Yi Zhang, Erwin Tandayu, Can Chen, Jie Lu, Chuanxi Ma and Hongqi Si
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:462
  6. Mentha longifolia L. is a perennial plant belonging to the Lamiaceae family that has a wide distribution in the world. M. longifolia has many applications in the food and pharmaceutical industries due to its terp...

    Authors: Kosrat Hama Mustafa, Jalal Khorshidi, Yavar Vafaee, Azad Rastegar, Mohammad Reza Morshedloo and Somaieh Hossaini
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:461

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  7. Trehalose serves as a crucial osmolyte and plays a significant role in stress tolerance. The influence of exogenously added trehalose (1 and 5 mM) in alleviating the chromium (Cr; 0.5 mM) stress-induced declin...

    Authors: Amr Elkelish, Abdulrahman M. Alhudhaibi, ABM Sharif Hossain, Faouzi Haouala, Basmah M. Alharbi, Mostafa F. El-Banna, Amira Rizk, Arfang Badji, Nada Ibrahim AlJwaizea and Ali A. S. Sayed
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:460
  8. Relict species are important for enhancing the understanding of modern biogeographic distribution patterns. Although both geological and climatic changes since the Cenozoic have affected the relict flora in Ea...

    Authors: Jiehao Jin, Wanyi Zhao, Sufang Chen, Chao Gu, Zhihui Chen, Zhongcheng Liu, Wenbo Liao and Qiang Fan
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:459
  9. The endosperm serves as the primary source of nutrients for maize (Zea mays L.) kernel embryo development and germination. Positioned at the base of the endosperm, the transfer cells (TCs) of the basal endosperm ...

    Authors: Jia Wen Wu, Xiao Yi Wang, Ru Yu Yan, Guang Ming Zheng, Lin Zhang, Yu Wang, Ya Jie Zhao, Bo Hui Wang, Meng Lin Pu, Xian Sheng Zhang and Xiang Yu Zhao
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:458
  10. Cotton is globally important crop. Verticillium wilt (VW), caused by Verticillium dahliae, is the most destructive disease in cotton, reducing yield and fiber quality by over 50% of cotton acreage. Breeding resis...

    Authors: Xi-Yue Ma, Xiao-Han Zhou, Bin-Bin Liu, Ye-Jing Zhang, He Zhu, Yue Li, Zi-Sheng Wang, Xiao-Feng Dai, Jie-Yin Chen, Zhen-Qi Su and Ran Li
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:457
  11. Baolia H.W.Kung & G.L.Chu is a monotypic genus only known in Diebu County, Gansu Province, China. Its systematic position is contradictory, and its morphoanatomical characters deviate from all other Chenopodiace...

    Authors: Shuai Liu, Marie Claire Veranso-Libalah, Alexander P. Sukhorukov, Xuegang Sun, Maya V. Nilova, Maria Kushunina, Jannathan Mamut and Zhibin Wen
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:456
  12. The tea plant (Camellia sinensis (L.) O. Kuntze) is one of the most economically important woody crops. Plastic greenhouse covering cultivation has been widely used in tea areas of northern China. Chlorophyll is ...

    Authors: Xueming Ma, Jixian Liu, Haiyan Li, Wenzhuo Wang, Lei Liu, Peiqiang Wang, Jianhui Hu, Xinfu Zhang and Fengfeng Qu
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:455
  13. Pleiotropy is frequently detected in agronomic traits of wheat (Triticum aestivum). A locus on chromosome 4B, QTn/Ptn/Sl/Sns/Al/Tgw/Gl/Gw.caas-4B, proved to show pleiotropic effects on tiller, spike, and grain tr...

    Authors: Yahui Li, Jinghuang Hu, Yunfeng Qu, Dan Qiu, Huailong Lin, Jiuyuan Du, Lu Hou, Lin Ma, Qiuhong Wu, Yang Zhou, Hongjun Zhang, Li Yang, Hongwei Liu, Zhiyong Liu, Yijun Zhou and Hongjie Li
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:454
  14. Impatiens is an important genus with rich species of garden plants, and its distribution is extremely extensive, which is reflected in its diverse ecological environment. However, the specific mechanisms of Impat...

    Authors: Xin-Yi Li, Ze-Feng Li, Xiao-Li Zhang, Meng-Qing Yang, Pei-Qing Wu, Mei-Juan Huang and Hai-Quan Huang
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:453
  15. The mechanisms by which the apple MdPYL9 gene mediates the response to drought stress remain unclear. Here, transcriptome and metabolome analyses of apple plants under drought were used to investigate the mechani...

    Authors: Mingxiao Liu, Yitong Liu, Wei Hu, Baoying Yin, Bowen Liang, Zhongyong Li, Xueying Zhang, Jizhong Xu and Shasha Zhou
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:452
  16. Root-knot nematodes (RKNs) infect host plants and obtain nutrients such as sugars for their own development. Therefore, inhibiting the nutrient supply to RKNs may be an effective method for alleviating root-kn...

    Authors: Lulu Sun, Liqiang Lian, Rui Yang, Tongtong Li, Minghui Yang, Wenchao Zhao, Huang Huang and Shaohui Wang
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:451
  17. Guava is a fruit prone to rapid spoilage following harvest, attributed to continuous and swift physicochemical transformations, leading to substantial postharvest losses. This study explored the efficacy of xa...

    Authors: Shaista Gull, Shaghef Ejaz, Sajid Ali, Muhammad Moaaz Ali, Hasan Sardar, Muhammad Azam, Honghong Deng, Ahmed Fathy Yousef, Abdulwahed Fahad Alrefaei and Mikhlid H. Almutairi
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:450
  18. Drosera intermedia grows in acidic bogs in parts of valleys that are flooded in winter, and that often dry out in summer. It is also described as the sundew of the most heavily hydrated habitats in peatlands, and...

    Authors: Krzysztof Banaś, Anna Aksmann, Bartosz J. Płachno, Małgorzata Kapusta, Paweł Marciniak and Rafał Ronowski
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:449
  19. Proper flower development is essential for plant reproduction, a crucial aspect of the plant life cycle. This process involves precisely coordinating transcription factors, enzymes, and epigenetic modification...

    Authors: Katarzyna Sala-Cholewa, Alicja Tomasiak, Katarzyna Nowak, Artur Piński and Alexander Betekhtin
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:448
  20. Amino acids are not only the main form of N in rice, but also are vital for its growth and development. These processes are facilitated by amino acid transporters within the plant. Despite their significance, ...

    Authors: Feng Jin, Pengfei Xie, Zhenghan Li, Bowen Wu, Weiting Huang and Zhongming Fang
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:447
  21. Salvia miltiorrhiza is commonly used as a Chinese herbal medicine to treat different cardiovascular and cerebrovascular illnesses due to its active ingredients. Environmental conditions, especially drought stress...

    Authors: Ying Zhou, Yan-Hong Bai, Feng-Xia Han, Xue Chen, Fu-Sheng Wu, Qian Liu, Wen-Zhe Ma and Yong-Qing Zhang
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:446
  22. Acer is a taxonomically intractable and speciose genus that contains over 150 species. It is challenging to distinguish Acer species only by morphological method due to their abundant variations. Plastome and nuc...

    Authors: Ning Fu, Yong Xu, Lu Jin, Tian-Wen Xiao, Feng Song, Hai-Fei Yan, You-Sheng Chen and Xue-Jun Ge
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:445
  23. The homodomain-leucine zipper (HD-Zip) is a conserved transcription factor family unique to plants that regulate multiple developmental processes including lignificaion. Stone cell content is a key determinant...

    Authors: Qi Wang, Yueyang Wang, Fanhang Zhang, Chengyang Han, Yanling Wang, Mei Ren, Kaijie Qi, Zhihua Xie, Shaoling Zhang, Shutian Tao and Katsuhiro Shiratake
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:444
  24. The latitudinal diversity gradient (LDG), characterized by an increase in species richness from the poles to the equator, is one of the most pervasive biological patterns. However, inverse LDGs, in which speci...

    Authors: Tiantian Xue, Tao Feng, Yunfen Liang, Xudong Yang, Fei Qin, Jianghong Yu, Steven B. Janssens and Shengxiang Yu
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:443
  25. The popular leafy vegetable lettuce (Lactuca sativa L.) is susceptible to cold stress during the growing season, which slows growth rate, causes leaf yellowing and necrosis, and reduced yield and quality. In this...

    Authors: Xiao Yang, Yingying Han, Guotao Huo, Guojun Ge, Shuping He, Xiao Yang, Li Zhang, Shiwei Wei and Lijun Luo
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:442
  26. Goji (Lycium barbarum L.) is a perennial deciduous shrub widely distributed in arid and semiarid regions of Northwest China. It is highly valued for its medicinal and functional properties. Most goji varieties ar...

    Authors: Cuiping Wang, Ken Qin, Xiaohui Shang, Yan Gao, Jiali Wu, Haijun Ma, Zhaojun Wei and Guoli Dai
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:441
  27. Exploring the relationship between parasitic plants and answering taxonomic questions is still challenging. The subtribe Scurrulinae (Loranthaceae), which has a wide distribution in Asia and Africa, provides a...

    Authors: Chi Toan Le, Limin Lu, Van Du Nguyen, Zhiduan Chen, Wyckliffe Omondi Omollo and Bing Liu
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:440
  28. Glehnia littoralis is a medicinal and edible plant species having commercial value and has several hundred years of cultivation history. Polyploid breeding is one of the most important and fastest ways to generat...

    Authors: Xin Zhang, Ziyu Zheng, Jing Wang, Yuwen Li, Yan Gao, Lixia Li, Yujuan Pang and Fuhua Bian
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:439
  29. Roots play an important role during plant growth and development, ensuring water and nutrient uptake. Understanding the mechanisms regulating their initiation and development opens doors towards root system ar...

    Authors: Dieu Thu Nguyen, Filip Zavadil Kokáš, Mathieu Gonin, Jérémy Lavarenne, Myriam Colin, Pascal Gantet and Véronique Bergougnoux
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:438
  30. Unlike Transposable Elements (TEs) and gene/genome duplication, the role of the so-called nuclear plastid DNA sequences (NUPTs) in shaping the evolution of genome architecture and function remains poorly studi...

    Authors: Juan Pablo Marczuk-Rojas, Antonio Salmerón, Alfredo Alcayde, Viktor Isanbaev and Lorenzo Carretero-Paulet
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:437
  31. E2F/DP (Eukaryotic 2 transcription factor/dimerization partner) family proteins play an essential function in the cell cycle development of higher organisms. E2F/DP family genes have been reported only in a fe...

    Authors: Dhanasekar Divya, Arif Hasan Khan Robin, Lae-Hyeon Cho, Dohyeon Kim, Do-jin Lee, Chang-Kil Kim and Mi-Young Chung
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:436
  32. Afforestation of non-forestland is a new measure by the European Union to enhance climate mitigation and biodiversity. Hybrid aspen (Populus tremula L. × P. tremuloides Michx.) is among the suitable tree species ...

    Authors: Ott Kangur, Reeno Sopp, Arvo Tullus, Priit Kupper, Eele Õunapuu-Pikas, Hardi Tullus and Reimo Lutter
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:435
  33. Intercropping, a widely adopted agricultural practice worldwide, aims to increase crop yield, enhance plant nutrient uptake, and optimize the utilization of natural resources, contributing to sustainable farmi...

    Authors: Jamal Nasar, Munir Ahmad, Harun Gitari, Li Tang, Yuan Chen and Xun-Bo Zhou
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:434
  34. Freezing stress is one of the major abiotic stresses that causes extensive damage to plants. LEA (Late embryogenesis abundant) proteins play a crucial role in plant growth, development, and abiotic stress. How...

    Authors: Weiping Wang, Yan Liu, Yu Kang, Wei Liu, Shun Li, Zhonghua Wang, Xiaoyan Xia, Xiaoyu Chen, Lunwen Qian, Xinghua Xiong, Zhongsong Liu, Chunyun Guan and Xin He
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:433
  35. The VIM (belonged to E3 ubiquitin ligase) gene family is crucial for plant growth, development, and stress responses, yet their role in salt stress remains unclear. We analyzed phylogenetic relationships, chro...

    Authors: Zhining Yang, Xuke Lu, Ning Wang, Zhengding Mei, Yapeng Fan, Menghao Zhang, Lidong Wang, Yuping Sun, Xiao Chen, Hui Huang, Yuan Meng, Mengyue Liu, Mingge Han, Wenhua Chen, Xinrui Zhang, Xin Yu…
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:432
  36. The flower colour of H. syriacus ‘Qiansiban’ transitions from fuchsia to pink–purple and finally to pale purple, thereby enhancing the ornamental value of the cultivars. However, the molecular mechanism underlyin...

    Authors: Zhezhe Li, Dan Liu, Dongsheng Wang, Meng Sun, Guojun Zhang, Yu Wu, Yidan Zhang and Beibei Cheng
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:431
  37. As the greenhouse effect intensifies, global temperatures are steadily increasing, posing a challenge to bread wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) production. It is imperative to comprehend the mechanism of high tempera...

    Authors: Chao Fu, Ying Zhou, Ankui Liu, Rui Chen, Li Yin, Cong Li and Hailiang Mao
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:430
  38. The increasing impacts of heat stress on wheat production due to climate change has entailed the development of heat-resilient crop varieties. To address this, two hundred recombinant inbred lines (RILs) deriv...

    Authors: Mandeep Redhu, Vikram Singh, Anita Kumari, Renu Munjal, Shikha Yashveer, Somveer Nimbal, Ram Niwas, Swati Verma, Kritika Sharma, Atul Loyal, Rukoo Chawla, Rutuparna Pati, Chetan Singh and Mehdi Rahimi
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:429
  39. Acacia nilotica Linn. is a widely distributed tree known for its applications in post-harvest and medicinal horticulture. However, its seed-based growth is relatively slow. Seed is a vital component for the prop...

    Authors: Muhammad Wasim Haider, Muhammad Nafees, Rashid Iqbal, Habat Ullah Asad, Farrukh Azeem, Muhammad Samsam Raza, Abdel-Rhman Z. Gaafar, Mohamed S. Elshikh, Muhammad Arslan, Muhammad Habib Ur Rahman and Ayman M. S. Elshamly
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:428
  40. Our meta-analysis examines the effects of melatonin on wheat under varying abiotic stress conditions, focusing on photosynthetic parameters, chlorophyll fluorescence, leaf water status, and photosynthetic pigm...

    Authors: Ihsan Muhammad, Fahim Ullah, Shakeel Ahmad, Bandar M. AlMunqedhi, Dunia A Al Farraj, Mohamed S Elshikh and Weijun Shen
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:427
  41. To alleviate the selenium (Se) stress in fruit trees and improve its accumulation, the effects of exogenous indole-3-acetic acid (IAA) on the growth and Se accumulation of grapevine under Se stress were studie...

    Authors: Jin Wang, Lei Liu, Haiyan Zhang, Dilian Zhang, Zhen Dai, Xian Luo, Xiaoli Zhang, Hui Xia, Dong Liang, Xiulan Lv and Lijin Lin
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:426
  42. Peanut (Arachis hypogaea L.) is an important oilseed crop worldwide. However, soil salinization becomes one of the main limiting factors of peanut production. Therefore, developing salt-tolerant varieties and und...

    Authors: Feifei Wang, Huarong Miao, Shengzhong Zhang, Xiaohui Hu, Ye Chu, Weiqiang Yang, Heng Wang, Jingshan Wang, Shihua Shan and Jing Chen
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:425
  43. Rutaceae family comprises economically important plants due to their extensive applications in spices, food, oil, medicine, etc. The Rutaceae plants is able to better utilization through biotechnology. Modern ...

    Authors: Lianwen Shen, Shengqun Chen, Mei Liang, Shang Qu, Shijing Feng, Dawei Wang and Gang Wang
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:424
  44. Soil salinity is one of the major menaces to food security, particularly in dealing with the food demand of the ever-increasing global population. Production of cereal crops such as wheat is severely affected ...

    Authors: Muhammad Junaid Arshad, Muhammad Imran Khan, Muhammad Hayder Ali, Qammar Farooq, Muhammad Iftikhar Hussain, Mahmoud F. Seleiman and Muhammad Ahsan Asghar
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:423
  45. The heat shock transcription factor (HSF) plays a crucial role in the regulatory network by coordinating responses to heat stress as well as other stress signaling pathways. Despite extensive studies on HSF fu...

    Authors: Xiaomeng Hao and Shutao He
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:421
  46. Cold atmospheric plasma (CAP) is a physical technology with notable effects on living organisms. In the present study, tomato seeds (Solanum lycopersicum var. Bassimo Mill.) were exposed to CAP for various time i...

    Authors: Sadoun M. E. Sultan, Ahmed Fathy Yousef, Waleed M. Ali, Amal A. A. Mohamed, Abdel-Raddy M. Ahmed, Mohamed. E. Shalaby, Islam I. Teiba, A. M. Hassan, Nabil A. Younes and E. F. Kotb
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:420
  47. Rice (Oryza sativa L.) is one of the most important food crops in the world and the application of nitrogen fertilizer is an effective means of ensuring stable and high rice yields. However, excessive application...

    Authors: Yafang Zhang, Ning Wang, Chenggong He, Zhiping Gao and Guoxiang Chen
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:419
  48. Blueberry fruit exhibit atypical climacteric ripening with a non-auto-catalytic increase in ethylene coincident with initiation of ripening. Further, application of ethephon, an ethylene-releasing plant growth...

    Authors: Yi-Wen Wang and Savithri U. Nambeesan
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:418

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