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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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

    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:388

  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. 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
  31. 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
  32. 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
  33. 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
  34. 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
  35. 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
  36. 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
  37. 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
  38. 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
  39. Stephania kwangsiensis Lo (Menispermaceae) is a well-known Chinese herbal medicine, and its bulbous stems are used medicinally. The storage stem of S. kwangsiensis originated from the hypocotyls. To date, there a...

    Authors: Hao Huang, Ying Wei, Shaojun Huang, Shijian Lu, Huasheng Su, Liuhui Ma and Weiping Huang
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:276
  40. Heavy metals (HMs) contamination, owing to their potential links to various chronic diseases, poses a global threat to agriculture, environment, and human health. Nickel (Ni) is an essential element however, a...

    Authors: Raheel Khan, Muhammad Junaid Sarwar, Muhammad Shabaan, Hafiz Naeem Asghar, Usman Zulfiqar, Irfan Iftikhar, Nazish Aijaz, Fasih Ullah Haider, Talha Chaudhary and Walid Soufan
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:275
  41. Temperature is one of the important environmental factors affecting plant growth, yield and quality. Moreover, appropriately low temperature is also beneficial for tuber coloration. The red potato variety Jian...

    Authors: Bi-Cong Chen, Xiao-Jie Wu, Hua-Chun Guo and Ji-Ping Xiao
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:274
  42. Environmental stresses negatively impact reproductive development and yield. Drought stress, in particular, has been examined during Arabidopsis reproductive development at morphological and transcriptomic levels...

    Authors: Xinwei Ma, Jun Wang, Zhao Su and Hong Ma
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:273
  43. Glycyrrhiza inflata Bat. and Glycyrrhiza uralensis Fisch. are both original plants of ‘Gan Cao’ in the Chinese Pharmacopoeia, and G. uralensis is currently the mainstream variety of licorice and has a long histor...

    Authors: Xin Li, Ying Xu, Jiade Zhang, Ke Xu, Xuerong Zheng, Jiafen Luo and Jiahui Lu
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:272
  44. Agropyron cristatum (L.) is a valuable genetic resource for expanding the genetic diversity of common wheat. Pubing3228, a novel wheat-A. cristatum hybrid germplasm, exhibits several desirable agricultural traits...

    Authors: Jiansheng Wang, Erwei Wang, Shiping Cheng and Aichu Ma
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:271
  45. Barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) is a significant cereal crop belonging to Poaceae that is essential for human food and animal feeding. The production of barley grains was around 142.37 million tons in 2017/2018. Howe...

    Authors: Shazia Hanif, Athar Mahmood, Talha Javed, Safura Bibi, Muhammad Anjum Zia, Saima Asghar, Zunaira Naeem, Sezai Ercisli, Mehdi Rahimi and Baber Ali
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:270
  46. Within a few decades, the species habitat was reshaped at an alarming rate followed by climate change, leading to mass extinction, especially for sensitive species. Species distribution models (SDMs), which es...

    Authors: Naser Hosseini, Mansour Ghorbanpour and Hossein Mostafavi
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:269
  47. Considering the challenges posed by nitrogen (N) pollution and its impact on food security and sustainability, it is crucial to develop management techniques that optimize N fertilization in croplands. Our res...

    Authors: Fernando Shintate Galindo, Paulo Humberto Pagliari, Edson Cabral da Silva, Bruno Horschut de Lima, Guilherme Carlos Fernandes, Cassio Carlette Thiengo, João Victor Silva Bernardes, Arshad Jalal, Carlos Eduardo Silva Oliveira, Lucila de Sousa Vilela, Enes Furlani Junior, Thiago Assis Rodrigues Nogueira, Vagner do Nascimento, Marcelo Carvalho Minhoto Teixeira Filho and José Lavres
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:268
  48. Authors: Mushineni Ashajyothi, Shivannegowda Mahadevakumar, Y. N. Venkatesh, Pullabhotla V. S. R. N. Sarma, Chalasani Danteswari, Alexander Balamurugan, Ganesan Prakash, Vikas Khandelwal, C. Tarasatyavathi, Appa Rao Podile, Kirankumar S. Mysore and Siddaiah Chandranayaka
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:264

    The original article was published in BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:197

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