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  1. Quinoa is an important economic crop, drought is one of the key factors affecting quinoa yield. Clarifying the adaptation strategy of quinoa to drought is conducive to cultivating drought-tolerant varieties. A...

    Authors: Xiaolin Zhu, Mingjun Zhang, Baoqiang Wang, Xinrong Song, Xian Wang and Xiaohong Wei
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:503
  2. For cereal crop breeding, it is meaningful to improve utilization efficiency (NUE) under low nitrogen (LN) levels while maintaining crop yield. OsCBL1-knockdown (OsCBL1-KD) plants exhibited increased nitrogen acc...

    Authors: Zhao Hu, Yutan Guo, Suping Ying, Yunting Tang, Jiawei Niu, Ting Wang, Ruifeng Huang, Hongwei Xie, Wenya Wang and Xiaojue Peng
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:502
  3. The cotton industry suffers significant yield losses annually due to Verticillium wilt, which is considered the most destructive disease affecting the crop. However, the precise mechanisms behind this disease ...

    Authors: Yanqing Wang, Muhammad Jawad Umer, Xiaoyan Cai, Mengying Yang, Yuqing Hou, Yanchao Xu, Raufa Batool, Teame Gereziher Mehari, Jie Zheng, Yuhong Wang, Heng Wang, Zhikun Li, Zhongli Zhou and Fang Liu
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:501
  4. Wood is a secondary xylem generated by vascular cambium. Vascular cambium activities mainly include cambium proliferation and vascular tissue formation through secondary growth, thereby producing new secondary...

    Authors: Guo Liu, Zhihua Wu, Jianzhong Luo, Chubiao Wang, Xiuhua Shang and Guowu Zhang
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:500
  5. Fruit expansion stage is crucial to fruit yield and quality formation, and auxin plays a significant role by mediating multi-hormone signals during fruit expansion. However, till now, it is still unclear of th...

    Authors: Yanping Zhang, Ziwen Su, Linjia Luo, Pengkai Wang, Xudong Zhu, Jiecai Liu and Chen Wang
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:499
  6. Lentil is an essential cool-season food legume that offers several benefits in human nutrition and cropping systems. Drought stress is the major environmental constraint affecting lentil plants’ growth and pro...

    Authors: Sajitha Biju, Sigfredo Fuentes and Dorin Gupta
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:498
  7. Phosphorus (P) imbalances are a recurring issue in cultivated soils with pastures across diverse regions. In addition to P deficiency, the prevalence of excess P in soil has escalated, resulting in damage to p...

    Authors: Cíntia Cármen de Faria Melo, Danilo Silva Amaral, Anderson de Moura Zanine, Daniele de Jesus Ferreira, Renato de Mello Prado and Marisa de Cássia Piccolo
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:497
  8. Conventional methods to measure oxygen consumption, such as Clark-type electrodes, have limitations such as requiring a large amount of starting material. Moreover, commercially available kits for high-through...

    Authors: Hanna Fuchs, Arleta Malecka, Adrianna Budzinska, Wieslawa Jarmuszkiewicz, Liliana Ciszewska, Aleksandra M. Staszak, Joanna Kijowska-Oberc and Ewelina Ratajczak
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:496
  9. The SHI RELATED SEQUENCE (SRS) family plays a vital role in the development of multiple plant organs such as floral meristem determinacy, organ morphogenesis, and signal transduction. Nevertheless, there is li...

    Authors: Wang Lu, Yan Wang, Yuan Shi, Qin Liang, Xiangyin Lu, Deding Su, Xin Xu, Julien Pirrello, Ying Gao, Baowen Huang and Zhengguo Li
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:495
  10. Excessive salinity reduces crop production and negatively impacts agriculture worldwide. We previously isolated endophytic bacterial strains from two halophytic species: Artemisia princeps and Chenopodium ficifol...

    Authors: Saleem Asif, Rahmatullah Jan, Nari Kim, Sajjad Asaf, Lubna, Muhammad Aaqil Khan, Eun-Gyeong Kim, Yoon-Hee Jang, Dibya Bhatta, In-Jung Lee and Kyung-Min Kim
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:494
  11. Reproductive stage drought stress (RDS) is a major global threat to rice production. Due to climate change, water scarcity is becoming an increasingly common phenomenon in major rice-growing areas worldwide. U...

    Authors: Aparna Eragam, Ankita Mohapatra, Vishnu Shukla, Rajashekar Varma Kadumuri, Abin Panackal George, Latha Putta, Srividhya Akkareddy, Sreenivas Chavali, Lakshminarayana R. Vemireddy and Eswarayya Ramireddy
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:493
  12. Orchids (Cymbidium spp.) exhibit significant variations in floral morphology, pollinator relations, and ecological habitats. Due to their exceptional economic and ornamental value, Cymbidium spp. have been commer...

    Authors: Hui-Juan Ning, Fang-Fang Gui, En-Wei Tian and Li-Yuan Yang
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:492
  13. Arbutus unedo L. is a wild tree of Mediterranean regions used as food and in traditional medicine and important for afforestation programs. There is no detailed information available on the variation of A. unedo ...

    Authors: Cinzia Sanna, Ilaria Chiocchio, Manuela Mandrone, Francesca Bonvicini, Giovanna A. Gentilomi, Simona Trincia and Ferruccio Poli
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:490
  14. Rubber plant (Hevea brasiliensis) is one of the major sources of latex. Somatic embryogenesis (SE) is a promising alterative to its propagation by grafting and seed. Phytohormones have been shown to influence SE ...

    Authors: Ling Li, Xiaolong Sun, Wencai Yu, Mingchun Gui, Yanfen Qiu, Min Tang, Hai Tian and Guoping Liang
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:489
  15. Heterosis is a complex phenomenon wherein the hybrids outperform their parents. Understanding the underlying molecular mechanism by which hybridization leads to higher yields in allopolyploid cotton is critica...

    Authors: Rasmieh Hamid, Feba Jacob, Zahra Ghorbanzadeh, Leila Jafari and Omran Alishah
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:488
  16. Viburnum chinshanense is an endemic species found exclusively in the North-Central and South-Central regions of China. This species is a lush garden ornamental tree and is extensively utilized for vegetation rest...

    Authors: Haoxiang Zhu, Yuanyu Shan, Jingling Li, Xue Zhang, Jie Yu and Haiyang Wang
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:487
  17. Microbial communities have occasionally been observed in part of the ephemeric reproductive structure of floral stigmas, but their prevalence, phylogenetic diversity and ecological roles are understudied. This...

    Authors: Karolina Ruraż, Sebastian Wojciech Przemieniecki, Magdalena Błaszak, Sylwia Dagmara Czarnomska, Ireneusz Ochmian and Renata Piwowarczyk
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:486
  18. Chromosome number and genome size changes via dysploidy and polyploidy accompany plant diversification and speciation. Such changes often impact also morphological characters. An excellent system to address th...

    Authors: Hyeonjin Kim, Bokyung Choi, Changyoung Lee, Jin-Hyub Paik, Chang-Gee Jang, Hanna Weiss-Schneeweiss and Tae-Soo Jang
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:485
  19. Light-harvesting chlorophyll a/b binding proteins (Lhcb) play crucial roles in plant growth, development, and the response to abiotic stress in higher plants. Previous studies have reported that Lhcb genes were i...

    Authors: Xiaolong Li, Zeyu Jiang, Chaofan Zhang, Kefan Cai, Hui Wang, Weiyi Pan, Xuepeng Sun, Yongbin Gao and Kai Xu
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:484

    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:642

  20. Though many abiotic factors are constantly changing, the photoperiod is a predictable factor that enables plants to time many physiological responses. This timing is regulated by the circadian clock, yet littl...

    Authors: Corine Faehn, Michael Reichelt, Axel Mithöfer, Timo Hytönen, Jørgen Mølmann and Laura Jaakola
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:483
  21. Shoot branching of flowering plants exhibits phenotypic plasticity and variability. This plasticity is determined by the activity of axillary meristems, which in turn is influenced by endogenous and exogenous ...

    Authors: Zhiwei Luo, Dan Jones, Sarah Philp-Wright, Joanna Putterill and Kimberley Cathryn Snowden
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:482
  22. Phenylalanine ammonia-lyase (PAL), as a key enzyme in the phenylalanine metabolism pathway in plants, plays an important role in the response to environmental stress. However, the PAL family responding to abiotic...

    Authors: Haiyan Zhang, Xiaohui Zhang, Huixia Zhao, Jin Hu, Zhaoyang Wang, Guangsheng Yang, Xianming Zhou and Heping Wan
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:481
  23. Suspension culture is widely used in the establishment of efficient plant regeneration systems, as well as in the mass production of plant secondary metabolites. However, the establishment of a suspension cult...

    Authors: Zhaodong Hao, Jinyu Shi, Hua Wu, Yiqing Yan, Kaifei Xing, Renhua Zheng, Jisen Shi and Jinhui Chen
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:480
  24. Rapeseed (Brassica napus L.) is the third largest source of vegetable oil in the world, and Sclerotinia sclerotiorum (Lib.) is a major soil-borne fungal plant pathogen that infects more than 400 plant species, in...

    Authors: Ling Xie, Hongju Jian, Haoxi Dai, Youhong Yang, Yiling Liu, Lijuan Wei, Min Tan, Jiana Li and Liezhao Liu
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:479
  25. Auxin plays an important role in plant resistance to abiotic stress. The modulation of gene expression by Auxin response factors (ARFs) and the inhibition of auxin/indole-3-acetic acid (Aux/IAA) proteins play ...

    Authors: Liangliang Li, Yan Li, Wenxuan Quan and Guijie Ding
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:478

    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:514

  26. To deter herbivore attacks, plants employ a diverse array of volatile compounds, particularly during the early developmental stages. The highly expressed genes LaTPS7, LaTPS8, and LaCYP71D582 were identified duri...

    Authors: Zhengyi Ling, Jingrui Li, Yanmei Dong, Wenying Zhang, Hongtong Bai, Shu Li, Su Wang, Hui Li and Lei Shi
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:477
  27. Salinity stress is one of the major hurdles in agriculture which adversely affects crop production. It can cause osmotic imbalance, ion toxicity that disrupts essential nutrient balance, impaired nutrient upta...

    Authors: Yuhan Ma, Ping Huang, Shoucheng Huang, Uzma Younis, Ghulam Sabir Hussain, Shah Fahad, Subhan Danish, Mohamed Soliman Elshikh and Humaira Rizwana
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:476
  28. Cassava is an ideal food security crop in marginal and drought environment. However, the post-harvest storage of cassava is urgent problem to be resolved. In this study, the storage tolerant and non-tolerant c...

    Authors: Haitian Fu, Ying Zhao, Jianqi Huang, Yanchun Luo, Zusheng Wei, Benchi Yu and Feng Wen
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:475
  29. Clonal plants can successfully adapt to various ecosystems. A trade-off between sexual and clonal reproduction is generally assumed in clonal plants, which may be influenced both by the characteristics of the ...

    Authors: Saixiyala, Lingling Chen, Fengyan Yi, Xiao Qiu, Hailian Sun, Hongxia Cao, Taogetao Baoyin, Xuehua Ye and Zhenying Huang
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:474
  30. Soil fertility decline due to nutrient mining coupled with low inorganic fertilizer usage is a major cause of low crop yields across sub-Saharan Africa. Recently, biochar potential to improve soil fertility ha...

    Authors: Cosmas Wacal, Daniel Basalirwa, John Byalebeka, Mitsuri Tsubo and Eiji Nishihara
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:473
  31. In faba bean, continuous cropping severely affects plant growth and increases the incidence of fusarium wilt due to the accumulation of pathogens and autotoxic substances. The intercropping of faba bean and wh...

    Authors: Bijie Hu, Yiran Zheng, Jiaxing Lv, Jing Zhang and Yan Dong
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:472
  32. The WUSCHEL-related homeobox (WOX) family members are plant-specific transcriptional factors, which function in meristem maintenance, embryogenesis, lateral organ development, as well as abiotic stress toleran...

    Authors: Aijiao Xu, Jiaqi Yang, Siqi Wang, Lin Zheng, Jing Wang, Yunwei Zhang, Xiaojing Bi and Hui Wang
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:471
  33. Genomic imprinting refers to a subset of genes that are expressed from only one parental allele during seed development in plants. Studies on genomic imprinting have revealed that intraspecific variations in g...

    Authors: Xiaomei Dong, Haishan Luo, Wenjing Bi, Hanyu Chen, Shuai Yu, Xiaoyu Zhang, Yuxin Dai, Xipeng Cheng, Yupeng Xing, Xiaoqin Fan, Yanbin Zhu, Yanling Guo and Dexuan Meng
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:470
  34. In the context of climate change, maize is facing unprecedented heat stress (HS) threats during grain filling. Understanding how HS affects yield is the key to reducing the impact of climate change on maize pr...

    Authors: Lingling Qu, Xiaotian Gu, Jing Li, Jian Guo and Dalei Lu
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:469
  35. Drought is a critical abiotic stress that influences maize yield and reduces grain yield when it occurs at the flowering or filling stage. To dissect the genetic architecture of grain yield under drought stres...

    Authors: Zhang Ningning, Liu Binbin, Ye Fan, Chang Jianzhong, Zhou Yuqian, Wang Yejian, Zhang Wenjie, Zhang Xinghua, Xu Shutu and Xue Jiquan
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:468
  36. The mechanisms and regulation for DNA replication in plant organelles are largely unknown, as few proteins involved in replisome assembly have been biochemically studied. A primase-helicase dubbed Twinkle (T7 ...

    Authors: Antolin Peralta-Castro, Francisco Cordoba-Andrade, Corina Díaz-Quezada, Rogerio Sotelo-Mundo, Robert Winkler and Luis G. Brieba
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:467
  37. Chimonobambusa hejiangensis (C.hejiangensis) is a high-quality bamboo species native to China, known for its shoots that are a popular nutritional food. Three C.hejiangensis cultivars exhibit unique color variati...

    Authors: Lei Yu, Jinjun Yue, Yaxing Dai, Ling Zhang, Qiu Wang and Jinling Yuan
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:466
  38. The P-stalk is a conserved and vital structural element of ribosome. The eukaryotic P-stalk exists as a P0-(P1-P2)2 pentameric complex, in which P0 function as a base structure for incorporating the stalk onto 60...

    Authors: Zhenyi Chang, Xia Wang, Xiaoying Pan, Wei Yan, Wenshi Wu, Yi zhuang, Zhiai Li, Dan Wang, Shuting Yuan, Chunjue Xu, Zhufeng Chen, Dongfeng Liu, Zi Sheng Chen, Xiaoyan Tang and Jianxin Wu
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:465
  39. The aim of this study was to compare and investigate the effects of 1-(3-phenyl-propyl) cyclopropene (PPCP) and melatonin (MT) as anti-ethylene agents on postharvest senescence, quality, chilling tolerance, an...

    Authors: Emad Hamdy Khedr, Nagwa Khedr and Mohamed Abdel-Haleem
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:464
  40. Rehmannia glutinosa is a rich source of terpenoids with a high medicinal reputation. The present study compared dedifferentiated cells (DDCs) and cambial meristematic cells (CMCs) cell cultures of R. glutinosa fo...

    Authors: Pengfei Zhou, Haihua Li, Yujin Lin, Yujun Zhou, Yinzi Chen, Yiheng Li, Xuan Li, Hui Yan, Weiming Lin, Beilu Xu, Huiting Deng and Xiaoqi Qiu
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:463
  41. Mechanosensitive (MS) ion channels provide efficient molecular mechanism for transducing mechanical forces into intracellular ion fluxes in all kingdoms of life. The mechanosensitive channel of small conductan...

    Authors: Zaibao Zhang, Fan Ye, Tao Xiong, Jiahui Chen, Jiajia Cao, Yurui Chen and Sushuang Liu
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:462
  42. The carnivorous genus Utricularia also includes aquatic species that have the potential to trap a wide range of prey, leading its death due to anoxia. However, the effectiveness of such an approach with carnivoro...

    Authors: Nayana Gunathilaka, Ravina Perera, Deepika Amerasinghe and Lahiru Udayanga
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:461
  43. In nature, beneficial bacteria triggering induced systemic resistance (ISR) may protect plants from potential diseases, reducing yield losses caused by diverse pathogens. However, little is known about how the...

    Authors: Yongming Duan, Min Han, Maja Grimm, Jasper Schierstaedt, Jafargholi Imani, Massimiliano Cardinale, Marie Le Jean, Joseph Nesme, Søren J. Sørensen and Adam Schikora
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:460
  44. Mangrove forests grow in coastal areas, lagoons, estuaries, and deltas and form the main vegetation in tidal and saline wetlands. Due to the mankind activities and also changes in climate, these forests face d...

    Authors: Laleh Malekmohammadi, Masoud Sheidai, Farrokh Ghahremaninejad, Afshin Danehkar and Fahimeh Koohdar
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:459
  45. Duckweeds are small, rapidly growing aquatic flowering plants. Due to their ability for biomass production at high rates they represent promising candidates for biofuel feedstocks. Duckweeds are also excellent...

    Authors: Hai Shi, Evan Ernst, Nicolas Heinzel, Sean McCorkle, Hardy Rolletschek, Ljudmilla Borisjuk, Stefan Ortleb, Robert Martienssen, John Shanklin and Jorg Schwender
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:458
  46. Russeting is a major problem in many fruit crops. Russeting is caused by environmental factors such as wounding or moisture exposure of the fruit surface. Despite extensive research, the molecular sequence tha...

    Authors: Jannis Straube, Shreya Suvarna, Yun-Hao Chen, Bishnu P. Khanal, Moritz Knoche and Thomas Debener
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:457
  47. N6-methyladenosine (m6A) modification is the most abundant type of RNA modification in eukaryotic cells, playing pivotal roles in multiple plant growth and development processes. Yet the potential role of m6A in ...

    Authors: Jiawen Zhao, Chujun Zhang, Sifan Li, Mengmeng Yuan, Wenlan Mu, Jing Yang, Yutong Ma, Cuiping Guan and Chuang Ma
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:456
  48. Salt stress is one of the key factors limiting rice production. Alginate oligosaccharides (AOS) enhance plant stress resistance. However, the molecular mechanism underlying salt tolerance in rice induced by AO...

    Authors: You-Wei Du, Ling Liu, Nai-Jie Feng, Dian-Feng Zheng, Mei-Ling Liu, Hang Zhou, Peng Deng, Ya-xing Wang and Hui-Min Zhao
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:455
  49. Due to unreasonable nitrogen (N) application and water supply, sweet potato vines tend to grow excessively. Early development of storage roots is conducive to inhibiting vine overgrowth. Hence, we investigated...

    Authors: Wenxue Duan, Haiyan Zhang, Qingmei Wang, Beitao Xie and Liming Zhang
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:454

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