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  1. Heat stress is a major restrictive factor that causes yield loss in rice. We previously reported the priming effect of abscisic acid (ABA) on rice for enhanced thermotolerance at the germination, seedling and ...

    Authors: Xiaolong Liu, Xin Zhong, Jingpeng Liao, Ping Ji, Jinshuo Yang, Zhiruo Cao, Ximiao Duan, Junru Xiong, Ying Wang, Chen Xu, Hongtao Yang, Bo Peng and Kai Jiang
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:619
  2. Neoporphyra haitanensis, a major marine crop native to southern China, grows in the harsh intertidal habitats of rocky coasts. The thallus can tolerate fluctuating and extreme environmental stresses, for example,...

    Authors: Li Wang, Zhaolan Mo, Xinzi Yu and Yunxiang Mao
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:617
  3. Cannabis sativa, a dioecious plant that has been cultivated worldwide for thousands of years, is known for its secondary metabolites, especially cannabinoids, which possess several medicinal effects. In this stud...

    Authors: Qing Tang, Ying Xu, Feng Gao, Ying Xu, Chaohua Cheng, Canhui Deng, Jiquan Chen, Xiaoge Yuan, Xiaoyu Zhang and Jianguang Su
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:616
  4. Osmotic stress is a significant concern in agricultural crop production as it can harm crop growth, development, and productivity. Agriculture crops are particularly vulnerable to osmotic stress due to their r...

    Authors: Ghulam Sarwar, Tauseef Anwar, Mehvish Malik, Haseeb ur Rehman, Subhan Danish, Tahani Awad Alahmadi and Mohammad Javed Ansari
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:615
  5. Citrus melanose, caused by Diaporthe citri, is one of the most important and widespread fungal diseases of citrus. Previous studies demonstrated that the citrus host was able to trigger the defense response to re...

    Authors: Pudong Li, Xiaoe Xiao, Jingrui Wang, Fan Niu, Jiangnan Huang, Bianyue Xie, Lu Ye, Chaofan Zhang, Dengliang Wang, Qun Wu, Xueliang Zheng, Yunpeng Gai, Hongye Li and Chen Jiao
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:614

    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:666

  6. Nowadays, most of the Ethiopian barley landraces had been lost from farmer’s field and exclusively found ex-situ conserved at the Ethiopian Biodiversity Institute (EBI). Those ex-situ conserved are generally beli...

    Authors: Fekadu Gadissa and Temesgen Bedassa Gudeta
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:613
  7. The enzyme phenylalanine ammonia lyase (PAL) controls the transition from primary to secondary metabolism by converting L-phenylalanine (L-Phe) to cinnamic acid. However, the function of PAL in pear plants (Pyrus...

    Authors: Guohui Li, Cheng Song, Muhammad Aamir Manzoor, Daoyuan Li, Yunpeng Cao and Yongping Cai
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:612
  8. GATA transcription factors are type IV zinc-finger proteins that play key roles in plant growth and responses to environmental stimuli. Although these proteins have been studied in model plants, the related st...

    Authors: Xiuming Zhang, Jiahui Ma, Shijin Yang, Wenkong Yao, Ningbo Zhang, Xinyi Hao and Weirong Xu
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:611
  9. Common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris) is one of the legume crops most consumed worldwide and bean rust is one of the most severe foliar biotrophic fungal diseases impacting its production. In this work, we searched fo...

    Authors: Susana Trindade Leitão, Diego Rubiales and Maria Carlota Vaz Patto
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:610
  10. Plants show developmental plasticity with variations in environmental nutrients. Considering low-cost rock dust has been identified as a potential alternative to artificial fertilizers for more sustainable agr...

    Authors: Tianjiao Zhang, Sainan Zhang, Shaohui Yang, Jianchao Zhang, Jiehua Wang and H. Henry Teng
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:609
  11. Bud sport is a kind of somatic mutation that usually occurred in apple. ‘Red Delicious’ is considered to be a special plant material of bud sport, whereas the genetic basis of plant mutants is still unknown. I...

    Authors: Jiaxuan Ren, Wenfang Li, Zhigang Guo, Zonghuan Ma, Dongshi Wan, Shixiong Lu, Lili Guo, Huimin Gou, Baihong Chen and Juan Mao
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:607
  12. Dioecy, a sexual system of single-sexual (gynoecious/androecious) individuals, is rare in flowering plants. This rarity may be a result of the frequent transition from dioecy into systems with co-sexual indivi...

    Authors: Peng Sun, Soichiro Nishiyama, Huawei Li, Yini Mai, Weijuan Han, Yujing Suo, Chengzhi Liang, Huilong Du, Songfeng Diao, Yiru Wang, Jiaying Yuan, Yue Zhang, Ryutaro Tao, Fangdong Li and Jianmin Fu
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:606
  13. Zostera marina L., or eelgrass, is the most widespread seagrass species throughout the temperate northern hemisphere. Unlike the dry seeds of terrestrial plants, eelgrass seeds must survive in water, and salinity...

    Authors: Yu Zhang, Shidong Yue, Mingjie Liu, Xinhua Wang, Shaochun Xu, Xiaomei Zhang and Yi Zhou
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:605
  14. The WUSCHEL-related Homeobox (WOX) genes, which encode plant-specific homeobox (HB) transcription factors, play crucial roles in regulating plant growth and development. However, the functions of WOX genes are li...

    Authors: Zhuo-Ao Zhang, Mei-Ying Liu, Shu-Ning Ren, Xiao Liu, Yue-Hao Gao, Chen-Yu Zhu, Hao-Qiang Niu, Bo-Wen Chen, Chao Liu, Weilun Yin, Hou-Ling Wang and Xinli Xia
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:604
  15. Plant respiratory burst oxidase homolog (Rboh) gene family produces reactive oxygen species (ROS), and it plays key roles in plant–microbe interaction. Most Rboh gene family-related studies mainly focused on dico...

    Authors: Fulang Wu, Manli Zhao, Yajing Zhang, Weina Si, Beijiu Cheng and Xiaoyu Li
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:603
  16. Leymus chinensis (L. chinensis) is a perennial native forage grass widely distributed in the steppe of Inner Mongolia as the dominant species. Calcium (Ca) is an essential mineral element important for plant adap...

    Authors: Yang Nan, Yanbing Dong, Lili Zhang, Lijuan Zhang, Zhi Qi, Haiye Luan and Ju Yang
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:602
  17. Lodging seriously affects sugarcane stem growth and sugar accumulation, reduces sugarcane yield and sucrose content, and impedes mechanization. However, the molecular mechanisms underlying sugarcane lodging to...

    Authors: Xiang Li, Yijie Li, Ailin Wei, Zeping Wang, Hairong Huang, Quyan Huang, Litao Yang, Yijing Gao, Guanghu Zhu, Qihuai Liu, Yangrui Li, Shaolong Wei and Debin Wei
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:601
  18. Impatiens sect. Impatiens is distributed across the Northern Hemisphere and has diversified considerably, particularly within the Hengduan Mountains (HDM) in southwest China. Yet, the infra-sectional phylogenetic...

    Authors: Fei Qin, Tiantian Xue, Xiaoxia Zhang, Xudong Yang, Jianghong Yu, Sudhindra R. Gadagkar and Shengxiang Yu
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:600
  19. Phospholipases As (PLAs) are acyl hydrolases that catalyze the release of free fatty acids in phospholipids and play multiple functions in plant growth and development. The three families of PLAs are: PLA1, PLA2 ...

    Authors: Mingyang Wang, Dingyan Tian, Tengyu Li, Jingwen Pan, Chenlei Wang, Lanxin Wu, Kun Luo, Zhenyu Mei, Jinwei Liu, Wei Chen, Jinbo Yao, Yan Li, Fuxin Wang, Shouhong Zhu and Yongshan Zhang
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:599
  20. The basic leucine zipper (bZIP) transcription factor family is one of the most abundant and evolutionarily conserved gene families in plants. It assumes crucial functions in the life cycle of plants, including...

    Authors: Wei Liu, Min Wang, Min Zhong, Chen Luo, Shaoqi Shi, Yulei Qian, Yunyan Kang and Biao Jiang
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:598
  21. Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) form symbiotic relationships with various terrestrial plants and have attracted considerable interest as biofertilizers for improving the quality and yield of medicinal plant...

    Authors: Yan-Hong Wu, Yong Qin, Qing-Qing Cai, Min Liu, Dong-Mei He, Xin Chen, Hai Wang and Zhu-Yun Yan
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:597
  22. Luronium natans (L.) Raf. is a European endemic species and is becoming increasingly rare and endangered in most countries. This study aimed to compare the community structure and environmental conditions of shal...

    Authors: Krzysztof Banaś, Rafał Ronowski, Rafał Chmara and Józef Szmeja
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:596
  23. Stomatal variation, including guard cell (GC) density, size and chloroplast number, is often used to differentiate polyploids from diploids. However, few works have focused on stomatal variation with respect t...

    Authors: Peng-Qiang Yao, Jian-Hua Chen, Pei-Fang Ma, Li-Hua Xie and Shi-Ping Cheng
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:595
  24. Cultivated Hippeastrum × hybridum is a popular ornamental plant with large and colorful flowers, long flowering duration, and high commercial value. As its main ornamental feature, its flower color is related to ...

    Authors: Ji Li, Kunlin Wu, Lin Li, Guohua Ma, Lin Fang and Songjun Zeng
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:594
  25. Due to the factor of water deficit, which has placed human food security at risk by causing a 20% annual reduction in agricultural products, addressing this growing peril necessitates the adoption of inventive...

    Authors: Faride Gholami, Mohamad Reza Amerian, Hamid Reza Asghari and Amin Ebrahimi
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:593
  26. Rhamnus utilis Decne (Rhamnaceae) is an ecologically and economically important tree species. The growing market demands and recent anthropogenic impacts to R. utilis forests has negatively impacted its populatio...

    Authors: Song Guiquan, Feng Jiali, Gong Shuai, Hao Wenya, Kong Xiangkun, Zhao Sheng, Zhao Yueling and Jiang Xuelian
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:592
  27. Kiwifruit bacterial canker, caused by Pseudomonas syringae pv. actinidiae (Psa), is a destructive disease worldwide. Resistance genes that respond to Psa infection urgently need to be identified for controlling t...

    Authors: Zhuzhu Zhang, Youhua Long, Xianhui Yin, Weizhen Wang, Wenzhi Li, Lingli Jiang, Xuetang Chen, Bince Wang and Jiling Ma
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:591
  28. Stripe rust, caused by Puccinia striiformis f. sp. tritici (Pst), poses a threat to global wheat production. Deployment of widely effective resistance genes underpins management of this ongoing threat. This study...

    Authors: Amy Mackenzie, Michael Norman, Mesfin Gessese, Chunhong Chen, Chris Sørensen, Mogens Hovmøller, Lina Ma, Kerrie Forrest, Lee Hickey, Harbans Bariana, Urmil Bansal and Sambasivam Periyannan
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:590
  29. Platycodon grandiflorus (Jacq.) A. DC is a famous traditional Chinese medicine in China and an authentic medicine in Inner Mongolia. It has been traditionally used as an expectorant in cough and also has anti-inf...

    Authors: Meixi Zhang, Yushu Xing, Jiannan Ma, Ying Zhang, Juan Yu, Xiaoqin Wang and Xin Jia
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:589
  30. Developing sustainable agricultural practices is currently becoming an increasingly relevant challenge. As the worldwide population rises and climate change affects agriculture globally, new and sustainable ap...

    Authors: Subhojit Datta, Islam Hamim, Durgesh Kumar Jaiswal and Rungroch Sungthong
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:588
  31. Nitrogen-fixing nodules occur in ten related taxonomic lineages interspersed with lineages of non-nodulating plant species. Nodules result from an endosymbiosis between plants and diazotrophic bacteria; rhizob...

    Authors: Sultan Alhusayni, Yuda Purwana Roswanjaya, Luuk Rutten, Rik Huisman, Simon Bertram, Trupti Sharma, Michael Schon, Wouter Kohlen, Joël Klein and Rene Geurts
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:587
  32. Mitochondrial genomes are essential for deciphering the unique evolutionary history of seed plants. However, the rules of their extreme variation in genomic size, multi-chromosomal structure, and foreign seque...

    Authors: Mengting Wang, Wenhui Yu, Jiapeng Yang, Zhenyu Hou, Chao Li, Zhitao Niu, Benhou Zhang, Qingyun Xue, Wei Liu and Xiaoyu Ding
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:586
  33. H2A.X is an H2A variant histone in eukaryotes, unique for its ability to respond to DNA damage, initiating the DNA repair pathway. H2A.X replacement within the histone octamer is mediated by the FAcilitates Ch...

    Authors: Jennifer M. Frost, Jaehoon Lee, Ping-Hung Hsieh, Samuel J. H. Lin, Yunsook Min, Matthew Bauer, Anne M. Runkel, Hyung-Taeg Cho, Tzung-Fu Hsieh, Robert L. Fischer and Yeonhee Choi
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:585
  34. The aleurone layer is a part of many plant seeds, and during seed germination, aleurone cells undergo PCD, which is promoted by GA from the embryo. However, the numerous components of the GA signaling pathway ...

    Authors: Yequn Wu, Jiaqi Hou, Ruifei Ren, Zhenfei Chen, Mengxia Yue, Le Li, Haoli Hou, Xueke Zheng and Lijia Li
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:584
  35. Arbuscular mycorrhizal and Trichoderma fungi alter the synthesis of secondary metabolites of plants and confer tolerance from pathogens attacks. However, there is less supportive evidence from on-field studies...

    Authors: Martin Jemo, Severin Nkenmegne, Alfred Balenor Buernor, Anas Raklami, Zachee Ambang, Adamou Souleyamanou, Yedir Ouhdouch and Mohamed Hafidi
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:582
  36. Choy Sum (Brassica rapa ssp. chinensis var. parachinensis), grown in a controlled environment, is vulnerable to changes in indoor light quality and displays distinct photo-morphogenesis responses. The scarcity of...

    Authors: Subramanian Deivanai, Benny Jian Rong Sng, Kien Van Vu, Thankaraj Salammal Maria Shibu, In-Cheol Jang and Srinivasan Ramachandran
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:581
  37. DNA marker profiles play a crucial role in the identification and registration of germplasm, as well as in the distinctness, uniformity, and stability (DUS) testing of new plant variety protection. However, se...

    Authors: Tingyu Dou, Chunchao Wang, Yanling Ma, Zhaoyan Chen, Jing Zhang and Ganggang Guo
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:580
  38. Carbon nanomaterials such as single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) offer a new possibility for phyto-nanotechnology and biotechnology to improve the quality and quantity of secondary metabolites in vitro. The c...

    Authors: Saba Samadi, Mohammad Jamal Saharkhiz, Majid Azizi, Leila Samiei and Mansour Ghorbanpour
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:579
  39. Gametophytic self-incompatibility (SI) is regulated by S-allele recognition; that is, pollen in a style with the same S-genotype will undergo programmed cell death and stop growing so that it is unable to complet...

    Authors: Yongjie Qi, Zhenghui Gao, Na Ma, Liqing Lu, Fanjun Ke, Shaoling Zhang and Yiliu Xu
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:578
  40. The present study explored the potential role of cold-regulated plasma membrane protein COR413PM1 isolated from Saussurea involucrata (Matsum. & Koidz)(SikCOR413PM1), in enhancing cotton (Gossypium hirsutum) tole...

    Authors: Mei Wang, Lepeng Wang, Xiangxue Yu, Jingyi Zhao, Zhijia Tian, Xiaohong Liu, Guoping Wang, Li Zhang and Xinyong Guo
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:577
  41. Green chili is the predominant vegetable in tropical and subtropical regions with high economic value. However, after harvest, it exhibits vigorous metabolic activities due to the high moisture level, leading ...

    Authors: Muhammad Wasim Haider, Muhammad Nafees, Rashid Iqbal, Sajid Ali, Habat Ullah Asad, Farrukh Azeem, Muhammad Arslan, Muhammad Habib Ur Rahman, Abdel-Rhman Z. Gaafar and Mohamed S. Elshikh
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:576
  42. Broussonetia papyrifera (L.) L’Hér. ex Vent. has the characteristics of strong stress resistance, high crude protein content, and pruning tolerance. It is an ecological, economic, and medicinal plant. Polyploid p...

    Authors: Jiana Lin, Bingnan Zhang, Jintuo Zou, Zhen Luo, Hao Yang, Peng Zhou, Xiaoyang Chen and Wei Zhou
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:574
  43. Drought limits crop growth and is an important issue in commercial sugarcane (Saccharum officinarum) production. Drought tolerance in sugarcane induced by endophytic nitrogen-fixing bacteria is a complex biologic...

    Authors: Qian Nong, Li Lin, Jinlan Xie, Zhanghong Mo, Mukesh Kumar Malviya, Manoj Kumar Solanki, Zeping Wang, Xiupeng Song, Yangrui Li and Changning Li
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:573
  44. How geographical isolation and ecological divergence act together to promote plant diversity in mountainous regions remains largely unknown. In this study, we chose two genera comprising a small number of spec...

    Authors: Junchu Peng, Xiangguang Ma and Hang Sun
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:572
  45. Astragalus grows mainly in drought areas. Cycloastragenol (CAG) is a tetracyclic triterpenoid allelochemical extracted from traditional Chinese medicine Astragalus root. Phospholipase C (PLC) and Gα-submit of the...

    Authors: Juantao Kong, Rongshan Chen, Ruirui Liu, Wei Wang, Simin Wang, Jinping Zhang and Ning Yang
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:571
  46. Seed aging is a critical factor contributing to vigor loss, leading to delayed forage seed germination and seedling growth. Numerous studies have revealed the regulatory role of WRKY transcription factors in s...

    Authors: Shoujiang Sun, Wen Ma and Peisheng Mao
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:568

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