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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Neltuma pallida is a tree that grows in arid soils in northwestern Peru. As a predominant species of the Equatorial Dry Forest ecoregion, it holds significant economic and ecological value for both people and en...

    Authors: Esteban Caycho, Renato La Torre and Gisella Orjeda
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:570
  5. 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
  6. Edgeworthia chrysantha, a deciduous shrub endemic to China, is known for its high ornamental value, extensive cultivation history, and wide-ranging applications. However, theoretical research on this plant is sev...

    Authors: Ningzhi Zhou, Yujuan Yan, Yafeng Wen, Minhuan Zhang and Yu Huang
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:567
  7. Cold stress affects the growth and development of cucumbers. Whether the BPC2 transcription factor participates in cold tolerance and its regulatory mechanism in plants have not been reported. Here, we used wild-...

    Authors: Di Meng, Shuzhen Li, Xiaojie Feng, Qinghua Di, Mengdi Zhou, Xianchang Yu, Chaoxing He, Yan Yan, Jun Wang, Mintao Sun and Yansu Li
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:566
  8. Mitogen-activated protein kinases (MAPKs) are ubiquitous signal transduction components in eukaryotes. In plants, MAPKs play an essential role in growth and development, phytohormone regulation, and abiotic st...

    Authors: Caixia Zhang, Zhihui Zhu, Aijuan Jiang, Qing Liu and Min Chen
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:565
  9. Justicia L. is the largest genus in Acanthaceae Juss. and widely distributed in tropical and subtropical regions of the world. Previous phylogenetic studies have proposed a general phylogenetic framework for Just...

    Authors: Zhengyang Niu, Zheli Lin, Yi Tong, Xin Chen and Yunfei Deng
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:564
  10. Grain number per spike (GNS) is a pivotal determinant of grain yield in wheat. Pubing 3228 (PB3228), a wheat-Agropyron cristatum germplasm, exhibits a notably higher GNS.

    Authors: Yun-Feng Xu, Fei-Fei Ma, Jin-Peng Zhang, Hong Liu, Li-Hui Li and Diao-Guo An
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:563
  11. Eucommia ulmoides leaves have high medicinal and economic value as a dual-purpose substance for medicine and food. Employing leaves from 13 natural populations of Eucommia ulmoides as research objects, this stud...

    Authors: Huimin Gong, Min Yang, Chaochun Wang and Chunlian Tian
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:562
  12. Rosa damascena is extensively cultivated in various regions of Iran due to its aesthetic attributes, medicinal qualities, and essential oil production. This study investigated the efficacy of Ascophyllum nodosum ...

    Authors: Hanifeh Seyed Hajizadeh, Sahar Azizi, Ahmad Aghaee, Sinem Karakus and Ozkan Kaya
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:560
  13. The formation of a tree’s heartwood gives the wood properties such as natural decay resistance and aesthetic color, and often directly determines the value of wood products. Regulating the quantity and quality...

    Authors: Ruoke Ma, Jia Luo, Weijie Wang and Yunlin Fu
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:559
  14. Salt stress severely restricts rapeseed growth and productivity. Hemin can effectively alleviate salt stress in plants. However, the regulatory effect of Hemin on rapeseed in salt stress is unclear. Here, we a...

    Authors: Hui-Min Zhao, Dian-Feng Zheng, Nai-Jie Feng, Guang-Sheng Zhou, Aaqil Khan, Xu-Tong Lu, Peng Deng, Hang Zhou and You-Wei Du
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:558
  15. Artificial induction of polyploidy is the most common and effective way to improve the biological properties of Populus and develop new varieties of this tree. In this study, in order to confirm and expand earlie...

    Authors: Jian Wu, Qing Zhou, Yaru Sang, Yifan Zhao, Bo Kong, Liang Li, Jiahua Du, Lexun Ma, Min Lu and Pingdong Zhang
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:557
  16. As one of the major food crops in the world, rice is vulnerable to cadmium (Cd) pollution. Understanding of the molecular mechanisms of Cd uptake, transport and detoxification in rice is essential for the bree...

    Authors: Nan Jiang, Yang Shi, Mingyu Li, Zhiye Du, Ji Chen, Wenjun Jiang, Yanyan Huang, Min Zhong, Ju Yang, Binhua Hu and Jin Huang
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:556
  17. The different wavelengths of solar radiation incident on earth [herein: Photosynthetically Active Radiation (PAR) , Ultra Violet-A (UV-A) and Ultra Violet-B (UV-B)] and their spectral balance not only have an ...

    Authors: Maryam Jadidi, Hasan Mumivand, Abdollah Ehtesham Nia, Alireza Shayganfar and Filippo Maggi
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:555
  18. Wheat powdery mildew is an obligate biotrophic pathogen infecting wheat, which can pose a serious threat to wheat production. In this study, transcriptome sequencing was carried out on wheat leaves infected by Bl...

    Authors: Shuangyu Bai, Jiaohui Long, Yuanyuan Cui, Zhaoyi Wang, Caixia Liu, Fenglou Liu, Zhangjun Wang and Qingfeng Li
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:554
  19. Rice (Oryza sativa L.) is one of the most widely cultivated grain crops in the world that meets the caloric needs of more than half the world’s population. Salt stress seriously affects rice production and threat...

    Authors: Qinmei Gao, Xiaolin Yin, Feng Wang, Congzhi Zhang, Feicui Xiao, Hongyan Wang, Shuchang Hu, Weihao Liu, Shiqi Zhou, Liangbi Chen, Xiaojun Dai and Manzhong Liang
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:553
  20. In this study, we investigated the intricate interplay between Trichoderma and the tomato genome, focusing on the transcriptional and metabolic changes triggered during the late colonization event. Microarray pro...

    Authors: Mohd Aamir, V. Shanmugam, Manish Kumar Dubey, Fohad Mabood Husain, Mohd Adil, Waquar Akhter Ansari, Ashutosh Rai and Pankaj Sah
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:552
  21. UDP-glucuronate decarboxylase (also named UXS) converts UDP-glucuronic acid (UDP-GlcA) to UDP-xylose (UDP-Xyl) by decarboxylation of the C6-carboxylic acid of glucuronic acid. UDP-Xyl is an important sugar don...

    Authors: Zhimin Li, Runping Chen, Yufang Wen, Hanxiang Liu, Yangyang Chen, Xiaoyu Wu, Youxin Yang, Xinru Wu, Yong Zhou and Jianping Liu
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:551
  22. A plant’s defense against pathogens involves an extensive set of phytohormone regulated defense signaling pathways. The salicylic acid (SA)-signaling pathway is one of the most well-studied in plant defense. T...

    Authors: Robert Backer, Sanushka Naidoo and Noëlani van den Berg
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:548
  23. The intensified global warming during grain filling deteriorated rice quality, in particular increasing the frequency of chalky grains which markedly impact market value. The formation of rice quality is a com...

    Authors: Yufei Zhao, Tongyang Yin, Xuan Ran, Wenzhe Liu, Yingying Shen, Hao Guo, Yuxuan Peng, Chen Zhang, Yanfeng Ding and She Tang
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:547
  24. The orchid industry has seen a recent surge in export values due to the floral morphology and versatile applications of orchids in various markets for medicinal, food additive, and cosmetic usages. However, pl...

    Authors: Yan-Jeng Wu, Shu-Yun Chen, Fu-Cheng Hsu, Wen-Luan Wu, Ting-Fang Hsieh, Jiunn-Feng Su, Yung-Hsiang Lai, Pen-Chih Lai, Wen-Huei Chen and Hong-Hwa Chen
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:545
  25. Passion fruit (Passiflora edulis [Sims]) is an important economic fruit crop in Kenya, grown for domestic, regional and international markets. However, passion fruit production is constrained by both biotic and a...

    Authors: Lydia K. Asande, Omwoyo Ombori, Richard O. Oduor, Shem B. Nchore and Evans N. Nyaboga
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:544
  26. γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA), as a regulator of many aspects of plant growth, has a pivotal role in improving plant stress resistance. However, few studies have focused on the use of GABA in increasing plants’ r...

    Authors: Saeedeh Zarbakhsh and Ali Reza Shahsavar
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:543
  27. Henan is the province with the greatest wheat production in China. Although more than 100 cultivars are used for production, many cultivars are still insufficient in quality, disease resistance, adaptability a...

    Authors: Wenjing Tang, Zhongdong Dong, Lifeng Gao, Xicheng Wang, Tianbao Li, Congwei Sun, Zongli Chu and Dangqun Cui
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:542
  28. Mitochondria are the powerhouse of the cell and are critical for plant growth and development. Pitaya (Selenicereus or Hylocereus) is the most important economic crop in the family Cactaceae and is grown worldwid...

    Authors: Guilong Lu, Wenhua Wang, Juan Mao, Qing Li and Youxiong Que
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:541
  29. Leaf angle is a key trait for maize plant architecture that plays a significant role in its morphological development, and ultimately impacting maize grain yield. Although many studies have been conducted on t...

    Authors: Tianhui Kuang, Can Hu, Ranjan Kumar Shaw, Yudong Zhang, Jun Fan, Yaqi Bi, Fuyan Jiang, Ruijia Guo and Xingming Fan
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:540
  30. Combining ability is referred to as the hybridization value of the parental genotypes involved in the crossing to develop hybrids. The best parents are selected through combining ability methods and subsequent...

    Authors: Vincent Ezin, Thibaut A. W. Tossou, Ifagbémi Bienvenue Chabi and Adam Ahanchede
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:539
  31. NOL12 5′-3′ exoribonucleases, conserved among eukaryotes, play important roles in pre-rRNA processing, ribosome assembly and export. The most well-described yeast counterpart, Rrp17, is required for maturation...

    Authors: Monika Zakrzewska-Placzek, Anna Golisz-Mocydlarz, Michal Krzyszton, Justyna Piotrowska, Malgorzata Lichocka and Joanna Kufel
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:538
  32. Trachycarpus fortunei is a plant with significant economic and ornamental value. Both male and female flowers of T. fortunei originate as bisexual flowers, and selective abortion occurs during floral development....

    Authors: Feng Xiao, Yang Zhao, Xiurong Wang, Yuexiong Mao and Xueyan Jian
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:536
  33. Chromium (Cr) contamination in soil poses a serious hazard because it hinders plant growth, which eventually reduces crop yield and raises the possibility of a food shortage. Cr’s harmful effects interfere wit...

    Authors: Hafiz Haider Ali, Maimoona Ilyas, Muhammad Saqlain Zaheer, Akhtar Hameed, Kamran Ikram, Waqas ud Din Khan, Rashid Iqbal, Tahir Hussain Awan, Muhammad Rizwan, Abd El-Zaher M. A. Mustafa and Mohamed Soliman Elshikh
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:535
  34. Global climate change poses a grave threat to biodiversity and underscores the importance of identifying the genes and corresponding environmental factors involved in the adaptation of tree species for the pur...

    Authors: Shuo Feng, Erning Xi, Wei Wan and Dafu Ru
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:534
  35. Powdery mildew is a major disease that causes great losses in soybean yield and seed quality. Disease-resistant varieties, which are generated by reducing the impact of susceptibility genes through mutation in...

    Authors: Thao Phuong Bui, Huy Le, Dong Thi Ta, Cuong Xuan Nguyen, Ngoc Thu Le, Truong Thi Tran, Phuong Van Nguyen, Gary Stacey, Minviluz G. Stacey, Ngoc Bich Pham, Ha Hoang Chu and Phat Tien Do
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:533
  36. Chinese wheat mosaic virus (CWMV) often causes severe damage to wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) growth and yield. It is well known that a successful infection in plants depends on a complex interaction between the h...

    Authors: Lu Chen, Jin Yang, Haichao Hu, Yaoyao Jiang, Lixiao Feng, Jiaqian Liu, Kaili Zhong, Peng Liu, Youzhi Ma, Ming Chen and Jian Yang
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:532
  37. Bleeding is as particularly a serious phenomenon in Actinidia arguta and has important effects on this plant’s growth and development. Here we used A. arguta to study the effects of bleeding on the growth and dev...

    Authors: Yaxuan Jiang, Pei Lei, Le Ma, Kun Dong, Yu Zhang, Jia Zhao, Xinyu Guo, Jianxin Liu, Wei Li, Lei Tao and Fanjuan Meng
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:531
  38. Latania scale (Hemiberlesia lataniae Signoret) is an armoured scale insect known to cause damage to kiwifruit plants and fruit, which ultimately reduces crop values and creates post-harvest export and quarantine ...

    Authors: Casey Flay, Jibran Tahir, Elena Hilario, Lena Fraser, Kate Stannard, Vaughan Symonds and Paul Datson
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:530
  39. In hexaploid wheat, quantitative trait loci (QTL) and meta-QTL (MQTL) analyses were conducted to identify genomic regions controlling resistance to cereal cyst nematode (CCN), Heterodera avenae. A mapping populat...

    Authors: Saksham Pundir, Rakhi Singh, Vikas Kumar Singh, Shiveta Sharma, Harindra Singh Balyan, Pushpendra Kumar Gupta and Shailendra Sharma
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:529
  40. Homogentisate phytyltransferase (HPT) is the critical enzyme for the biosynthesis of tocopherols (vitamin E), which are the major lipid-soluble antioxidants and help plants adapt to various stress conditions. HPT

    Authors: Zhanghui Zeng, Yong Jia, Xiaoping Huang, Zhehao Chen, Taihe Xiang, Ning Han, Hongwu Bian and Chengdao Li
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:528
  41. Strobilanthes cusia (Nees) Kuntze is a traditional medical plant distributed widely in south China. The indole compounds that originated from the plant are responsible for its pharmacological activities. However,...

    Authors: Chang Liu, Mengya Cheng, Chao Ma, Junfeng Chen and Hexin Tan
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:527

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  42. The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of salt stress on morphological, yield, biochemical, and molecular attributes of different barley genotypes. Ten genotypes were cultivated at Fayoum Research St...

    Authors: Marwa M. Ghonaim, A. M. Attya, Heba G. Aly, Heba I. Mohamed and Ahmed A. A. Omran
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:526
  43. The salinity threat represents an environmental challenge that drastically affects plant growth and yield. Besides salinity stress, the escalating world population will greatly influence the world’s food secur...

    Authors: Abeer Abdelrazk Younis and Mohamed Magdy F. Mansour
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2023 23:525

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