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  1. ‘Regal Splendour’ (Hosta variety) is famous for its multi-color leaves, which are useful resources for exploring chloroplast development and color changes. The expressions of chlorophyll biosynthesis-related g...

    Authors: Jingying Zhang, Changhai Sui, Huimin Liu, Jinjiao Chen, Zhilin Han, Qian Yan, Shuying Liu and Hongzhang Liu

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2021 21:45

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  2. NAC transcription factors (TFs) are plant-specific proteins encoded by a large gene family. They play important roles in diverse biological processes, such as plant growth and development, leaf senescence, and...

    Authors: Dongfeng Jia, Zhiqiang Jiang, Haihui Fu, Lu Chen, Guanglian Liao, Yanqun He, Chunhui Huang and Xiaobiao Xu

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2021 21:44

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  4. Wheat stripe rust (caused by Puccinia striiformis f. sp. Tritici), is a major disease that causes huge yield damage. New pathogen races appeared in the last few years and caused a broke down in the resistant geno...

    Authors: Mohamed A. Abou-Zeid and Amira M. I. Mourad

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2021 21:42

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  5. Quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa Willd.) is an ancient grain crop that is tolerant to abiotic stress and has favorable nutritional properties. Downy mildew is the main disease of quinoa and is caused by infections of t...

    Authors: Carla Colque-Little, Miguel Correa Abondano, Ole Søgaard Lund, Daniel Buchvaldt Amby, Hans-Peter Piepho, Christian Andreasen, Sandra Schmöckel and Karl Schmid

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2021 21:41

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  6. Chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) is the second most widely grown pulse and drought (limiting water) is one of the major constraints leading to about 40–50% yield losses annually. Dehydration responsive element bindi...

    Authors: Alok Das, Partha Sarathi Basu, Manoj Kumar, Jamal Ansari, Alok Shukla, Shallu Thakur, Parul Singh, Subhojit Datta, Sushil Kumar Chaturvedi, M S Sheshshayee, Kailash Chandra Bansal and Narendra Pratap Singh

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2021 21:39

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  7. Black gram [Vigna mungo (L)] seeds are a rich source of digestible protein and dietary fibre, both for human and animal consumption. However, the quality and quantity of the Vigna seeds are severely affected by b...

    Authors: Debajit Das, Indrani K. Baruah, Debashis Panda, Ricky Raj Paswan, Sumita Acharjee and Bidyut Kumar Sarmah

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2021 21:38

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  8. O-methyltransferases (OMTs) are an important group of enzymes that catalyze the transfer of a methyl group from S-adenosyl-L-methionine to their acceptor substrates. OMTs are divided into several groups accord...

    Authors: Abdul Hafeez, Qún Gě, Qí Zhāng, Jùnwén Lǐ, Jǔwǔ Gōng, Ruìxián Liú, Yùzhēn Shí, Hǎihóng Shāng, Àiyīng Liú, Muhammad S. Iqbal, Xiǎoyīng Dèng, Abdul Razzaq, Muharam Ali, Yǒulù Yuán and Wànkuí Gǒng

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2021 21:37

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  9. Rice growth is frequently affected by salinity. When exposed to high salinity, rice seed germination and seedling establishment are significantly inhibited. With the promotion of direct-seeding in Asia, improv...

    Authors: Peng Zeng, Peiwen Zhu, Luofeng Qian, Xumei Qian, Yuxin Mi, Zefeng Lin, Shinan Dong, Henrik Aronsson, Hongsheng Zhang and Jinping Cheng

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2021 21:36

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  10. Abscisic acid (ABA) plays an important role in plant growth and adaptation through the ABA signaling pathway. The ABA-responsive element binding (AREB/ABF) family transcriptional factors are central regulators...

    Authors: Shimin Xu, Shanshan Song, Xiaoxu Dong, Xinyue Wang, Jun Wu, Ziyin Ren, Xuesong Wu, Jingjing Lu, Huifang Yuan, Xinying Wu, Xia Li and Zhijuan Wang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2021 21:35

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  11. Heterosis refers to superior traits exhibiting in a hybrid when compared with both parents. Generally, the hybridization between parents can change the expression pattern of some proteins such as non-additive ...

    Authors: Daoping Wang, Yongying Mu, Xiaojiao Hu, Bo Ma, Zhibo Wang, Li Zhu, Jiang Xu, Changling Huang and Yinghong Pan

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2021 21:34

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  12. Carotenoids play important roles in photosynthesis, hormone signaling, and secondary metabolism. Phytoene synthase (PSY) catalyzes the first step of the carotenoid biosynthetic pathway. In this study, we aimed...

    Authors: Zhaojun Wang, Lin Zhang, Chen Dong, Jinggong Guo, Lifeng Jin, Pan Wei, Feng Li, Xiaoquan Zhang and Ran Wang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2021 21:32

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  13. Comparative chloroplast genomics could shed light on the major evolutionary events that established plastomic diversity among closely related species. The Polypodiaceae family is one of the most species-rich a...

    Authors: Shanshan Liu, Zhen Wang, Yingjuan Su and Ting Wang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2021 21:31

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  14. Cauliflower (Brassica oleracea L. var. botrytis) inflorescences are composed mainly of meristematic tissue, which has a high cellular proliferation. This considerable cellular density makes the inflorescence an o...

    Authors: Paula Garcia-Ibañez, Juan Nicolas-Espinosa and Micaela Carvajal

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2021 21:30

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  15. Carotenoids and flavonoids are important secondary metabolites in plants, which exert multiple bioactivities and benefits to human health. Although the genes that encode carotenogenesis and flavonoid biosynthe...

    Authors: Haipeng Zhang, Jiajing Chen, Zhaoxin Peng, Meiyan Shi, Xiao Liu, Huan Wen, Youwu Jiang, Yunjiang Cheng, Juan Xu and Hongyan Zhang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2021 21:29

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  16. Modern agriculture strives to sustainably manage fertilizer for both economic and environmental reasons. The monitoring of any nutritional (phosphorus, nitrogen, potassium) deficiency in growing plants is a ch...

    Authors: Anna Siedliska, Piotr Baranowski, Joanna Pastuszka-Woźniak, Monika Zubik and Jaromir Krzyszczak

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2021 21:28

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  17. Soil salinization is a major threat to wheat production. It is essential to understand the genetic basis of salt tolerance for breeding and selecting new salt-tolerant cultivars that have the potential to incr...

    Authors: Pan Hu, Qi Zheng, Qiaoling Luo, Wan Teng, Hongwei Li, Bin Li and Zhensheng Li

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2021 21:27

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  18. Angelica L. (family Apiaceae) is an economically important genus comprising ca. One hundred ten species. Angelica species are found on all continents of the Northern Hemisphere, and East Asia hosts the highest nu...

    Authors: Mengli Wang, Xin Wang, Jiahui Sun, Yiheng Wang, Yang Ge, Wenpan Dong, Qingjun Yuan and Luqi Huang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2021 21:26

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  19. Pilea is a genus of perennial herbs from the family Urticaceae, and some species are used as courtyard ornamentals or for medicinal purposes. At present, there is no information about the plastid genome of Pilea,...

    Authors: Jingling Li, Jianmin Tang, Siyuan Zeng, Fang Han, Jing Yuan and Jie Yu

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2021 21:25

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  20. Cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.) is a widely planted vegetable crop that suffers from various pathogen infections. Powdery mildew (PM) is typical disease caused by Sphaerotheca fuliginea infection and destroys the p...

    Authors: Peng Zhang, Yuqiang Zhu and Shengjun Zhou

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2021 21:24

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  21. Sugarcane is capable to store large amounts of sucrose in the culm at maturity hence it became a major source of sucrose for the food and the renewable energy industries. Sucrose, the main disaccharide produce...

    Authors: Vania Gabriela Sedano Partida, Henrique Moura Dias, Diana Susana Martinez Corcino and Marie-Anne Van Sluys

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2021 21:23

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  22. Microspore embryogenesis is potentially the most effective method of obtaining doubled haploids (DH) which are utilized in breeding programs to accelerate production of new cultivars. However, the regeneration...

    Authors: Monika Gajecka, Marek Marzec, Beata Chmielewska, Janusz Jelonek, Justyna Zbieszczyk and Iwona Szarejko

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2021 21:22

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  23. DNA methylation is a conserved and important epigenetic modification involved in the regulation of numerous biological processes, including plant development, secondary metabolism, and response to stresses. Ho...

    Authors: Zhenming Yu, Guihua Zhang, Jaime A. Teixeira da Silva, Mingzhi Li, Conghui Zhao, Chunmei He, Can Si, Mingze Zhang and Jun Duan

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2021 21:21

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  24. Haematococcus lacustris is an ideal source of astaxanthin (AST), which is stored in oil bodies containing esterified AST (EAST) and triacylglycerol (TAG). Diacylglycerol acyltransferases (DGATs) catalyze the last...

    Authors: Hongli Cui, Chunchao Zhao, Wenxin Xu, Hongjiang Zhang, Wei Hang, Xiaoli Zhu, Chunli Ji, Jinai Xue, Chunhui Zhang and Runzhi Li

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2021 21:20

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  25. Crassulacean acid metabolism (CAM) photosynthesis is an important carbon fixation pathway especially in arid environments because it leads to higher water-use efficiency compared to C3 and C4 plants. However, ...

    Authors: Yan Shi, Xingtan Zhang, Xiaojun Chang, Maokai Yan, Heming Zhao, Yuan Qin and Haifeng Wang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2021 21:19

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  26. Common buckwheat (2n = 2x = 16) is an outcrossing pseudocereal whose seeds contain abundant nutrients and potential antioxidants. As these beneficial compounds are damaged by preharvest sprouting (PHS) and PHS is...

    Authors: Ryoma Takeshima, Eri Ogiso-Tanaka, Yasuo Yasui and Katsuhiro Matsui

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2021 21:18

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  27. Carex L. is one of the largest genera in the Cyperaceae family and an important vascular plant in the ecosystem. However, the genetic background of Carex is complex and the classification is not clear. In order t...

    Authors: Lingyun Liu, Xifeng Fan, Penghui Tan, Juying Wu, Hui Zhang, Chao Han, Chao Chen, Lulu Xun, Weier Guo, Zhihui Chang and Ke Teng

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2021 21:17

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  28. Arabinogalactan-proteins (AGPs) are a class of hydroxyproline-rich proteins (HRGPs) that are heavily glycosylated (> 90%) with type II arabinogalactans (AGs). AGPs are implicated in various plant growth and de...

    Authors: Yuan Zhang, Michael A. Held, Dasmeet Kaur and Allan M. Showalter

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2021 21:16

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  29. In plants, CONSTITUTIVELY PHOTOMORPHOGENIC 1 (COP1) is a key negative regulator in photoperiod response. However, the biological function of COP1-interacting protein 1 (CIP1) and the regulatory mechanism of th...

    Authors: Hui Kang, Ting-Ting Zhang, Lu-Lu Fu, Yu-Xin Yao, Chun-Xiang You, Xiao-Fei Wang and Yu-Jin Hao

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2021 21:15

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  30. Eucalyptus is the main plantation wood species, mostly grown in aluminized acid soils. To understand the response of Eucalyptus clones to aluminum (Al) toxicity, the Al-tolerant Eucalyptus grandis × E. urophylla ...

    Authors: Wannian Li, Patrick M. Finnegan, Qin Dai, Dongqiang Guo and Mei Yang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2021 21:14

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  31. The sequencing and annotations of cotton genomes provide powerful theoretical support to unravel more physiological and functional information. Plant homeodomain (PHD) protein family has been reported to be in...

    Authors: Huanhuan Wu, Lei Zheng, Ghulam Qanmber, Mengzhen Guo, Zhi Wang and Zuoren Yang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2021 21:13

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  32. Aphid attack induces defense responses in plants activating several signaling cascades that led to the production of toxic, repellent or antinutritive compounds and the consequent reorganization of the plant p...

    Authors: Victoria Florencio-Ortiz, Susana Sellés-Marchart and José L. Casas

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2021 21:12

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  33. The NAC (NAM, ATAF1/ATAF2, and CUC2) transcription factors belong to a large family of plant-specific transcription factors in monocot and dicot species. These transcription factors regulate the expression of ...

    Authors: Jing Ma, Li-yue Wang, Jia-xi Dai, Ying Wang and Duo Lin

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2021 21:11

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  34. Low temperature is a major abiotic stress that seriously limits mangrove productivity and distribution. Kandelia obovata is the most cold-resistance specie in mangrove plants, but little is known about the molecu...

    Authors: Jiao Fei, You-shao Wang, Hao Cheng, Yu-bin Su, Yongjia Zhong and Lei Zheng

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2021 21:10

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  35. Tissue culture is an effective method for the rapid breeding of seedlings and improving production efficiency, but explant browning is a key limiting factor of walnut tissue culture. Specifically, the polymeri...

    Authors: Shugang Zhao, Hongxia Wang, Kai Liu, Linqing Li, Jinbing Yang, Xiuhong An, Pingping Li, Linying Yun and Zhihua Zhang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2021 21:9

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  36. Alfalfa (Medicago sativa L.) is a perennial legume extensively planted throughout the world as a high nutritive value livestock forage. Flowering time is an important agronomic trait that contributes to the produ...

    Authors: Dongmei Ma, Bei Liu, Lingqiao Ge, Yinyin Weng, Xiaohui Cao, Fang Liu, Peisheng Mao and Xiqing Ma

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2021 21:8

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  37. Understanding the complexity of the vine plant’s response to water deficit represents a major challenge for sustainable winegrowing. Regulation of water use requires a coordinated action between scions and roo...

    Authors: Massimiliano Trenti, Silvia Lorenzi, Pier Luigi Bianchedi, Daniele Grossi, Osvaldo Failla, Maria Stella Grando and Francesco Emanuelli

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2021 21:7

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  38. Rapeseed (Brassica napus L.) is an important oil crop world-widely cultivated, and seed oil content (SOC) is one of the most important traits for rapeseed. To increase SOC, many efforts for promoting the function...

    Authors: Haoyi Wang, Qian Wang, Haksong Pak, Tao Yan, Mingxun Chen, Xiaoyang Chen, Dezhi Wu and Lixi Jiang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2021 21:6

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  39. Caffeic acid O-methyltransferases (COMTs) play an important role in the diversification of natural products, especially in the phenylalanine metabolic pathway of plant. The content of COMT genes in blueberry and ...

    Authors: Yushan Liu, Yizhou Wang, Jiabo Pei, Yadong Li and Haiyue Sun

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2021 21:5

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  40. Auxin is critical to plant growth and development, as well as stress responses. Small auxin-up RNA (SAUR) is the largest family of early auxin responsive genes in higher plants. However, the function of few SAUR ...

    Authors: Hao Zhang, Zhenjia Yu, Xiaodie Yao, Jingli Chen, Xing Chen, Huiwen Zhou, Yuxia Lou, Feng Ming and Yue Jin

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2021 21:4

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  41. Siberian wildrye (Elymus sibiricus L.) attracts considerable interest for grassland establishment and pasture recovery in the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau (QTP) due to its excellence in strong stress tolerance, high nut...

    Authors: Yi Xiong, Xiong Lei, Shiqie Bai, Yanli Xiong, Wenhui Liu, Wendan Wu, Qingqing Yu, Zhixiao Dong, Jian Yang and Xiao Ma

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2021 21:3

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  42. Giant Juncao is often used as feed for livestock because of its huge biomass. However, drought stress reduces forage production by affecting the normal growth and development of plants. Therefore, investigatin...

    Authors: Jing Zhou, Siqi Chen, Wenjiao Shi, Rakefet David-Schwartz, Sutao Li, Fulin Yang and Zhanxi Lin

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2021 21:2

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  43. Soil salinity is one of the major abiotic stress factors that affect crop growth and yield, which seriously restricts the sustainable development of agriculture. Quinoa is considered as one of the most promisi...

    Authors: Pibiao Shi and Minfeng Gu

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:568

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  44. An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article.

    Authors: Fabian Bratzel, Sascha Heller, Nadine Cyrannek, Juraj Paule, Elton M. C. Leme, Anna Loreth, Annika Nowotny, Markus Kiefer, Walter Till, Michael H. J. Barfuss, Christian Lexer, Marcus A. Koch and Georg Zizka

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:567

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    The original article was published in BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:111

  45. This article has been retracted. Please see the retraction notice for more detail: https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.1186/s12870-020-02782-w.

    Authors: Lin Zhang, Zhiqiang Song, Fangfang Li, Xixi Li, Haikun Ji and Shushen Yang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:566

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    The original article was published in BMC Plant Biology 2019 19:366

  46. Environmental lodging stress, which is a result of numerous factors, is characterized by uncertainty. However, several studies related to lodging in cereal crops have reported that lodging in the Hippeastrum ruti...

    Authors: Zhenjie Shi, Qianjiao Zheng, Xiaoyang Sun, Fuchun Xie, Jian Zhao, Gaoyun Zhang, Wei Zhao, Zhixin Guo, Ariuka Ariunzul, Shah Fahad, Muhammad Adnan, Dong Qin, Shah Saud and Chen Yajun

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:565

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  47. Vegetable amaranth is a source of natural phytopigments and functional components of the commercial food industry for sustainable health benefits across the globe. It is guessed that recently identified amaran...

    Authors: Umakanta Sarker and Shinya Oba

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:564

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