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  1. Root-to-shoot translocation of zinc (Zn) and cadmium (Cd) depends on the concentrations of both metals in the medium. A previous study on tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum) pointed to the contribution of NtZIP1, NtZIP2,...

    Authors: Małgorzata Palusińska, Anna Barabasz, Katarzyna Kozak, Anna Papierniak, Karolina Maślińska and Danuta Maria Antosiewicz

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:37

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  2. Chicory (Cichorium intybus L.) is a traditional European crop that is highly appreciated for its contents of bioactive compounds, especially phenolics, which have high antioxidant activities. Among other factors,...

    Authors: Lovro Sinkovič, Polona Jamnik, Mojca Korošec, Rajko Vidrih and Vladimir Meglič

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:36

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  3. The detrimental effects of global climate change direct more attention to the survival and productivity of plants during periods of highly fluctuating temperatures. In particular in temperate climates in sprin...

    Authors: Kora Vyse, Johanna Penzlin, Kjell Sergeant, Dirk K. Hincha, Rajeev Arora and Ellen Zuther

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:35

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  4. IDA (INFLORESCENCE DEFICIENT IN ABSCISSION)-like signaling peptides and the associated HAE (HAESA)-like family of receptor kinases were originally reported in the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana (Arabidopsis) to...

    Authors: Daniel Ventimilla, Concha Domingo, Daniel González-Ibeas, Manuel Talon and Francisco R. Tadeo

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:34

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  5. Leaf mold disease caused by Cladosporium fulvum is a serious threat affecting the global production of tomato. Cf genes are associated with leaf mold resistance, including Cf-16, which confers effective resistanc...

    Authors: Dongye Zhang, Yufang Bao, Yaoguang Sun, Huanhuan Yang, Tingting Zhao, Huijia Li, Chong Du, Jingbin Jiang, Jingfu Li, Libo Xie and Xiangyang Xu

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:33

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  6. Daylilies are a lucrative crop used for its floral beauty, medicinal proprieties, landscaping, fire prevention, nutritional value, and research. Despite the importance, daylilies remain extremely challenging f...

    Authors: Kanyand Matand, Meordrick Shoemake and Chenxin Li

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:31

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  7. Nicotiana tabacum is an important economic crop. Topping, a common agricultural practice employed with flue-cured tobacco, is designed to increase leaf nicotine contents by increasing nicotine biosynthesis in roo...

    Authors: Yan Qin, Shenglong Bai, Wenzheng Li, Ting Sun, David W. Galbraith, Zefeng Yang, Yun Zhou, Guiling Sun and Bingwu Wang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:30

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  8. Fusarium head blight (FHB), primarily caused by Fusarium graminearum, is a major threat to wheat production and food security worldwide. Breeding stably and durably resistant cultivars is the most effective appro...

    Authors: Wenjing Hu, Derong Gao, Hongya Wu, Jian Liu, Chunmei Zhang, Junchan Wang, Zhengning Jiang, Yeyu Liu, Dongsheng Li, Yong Zhang and Chengbin Lu

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:29

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  9. In the original publication of this article [1], the authors pointed out the Fig. 4b was same with Fig. 4c. The correct Fig. 4b should be below.

    Authors: Jianfang Gao, Li Shen, Jingli Yuan, Hongli Zheng, Quansheng Su, Weiguang Yang, Liqing Zhang, Vitalis Ekene Nnaemeka, Jie Sun, Liping Ke and Yuqiang Sun

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:28

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    The original article was published in BMC Plant Biology 2019 19:455

  10. Rain-shelter covering is widely applied during cherry fruit development in subtropical monsoon climates with the aim of decreasing the dropping and cracking of fruit caused by excessive rainfall. Under rain-sh...

    Authors: Tian Tian, Guang Qiao, Zhuang Wen, Bin Deng, Zhilang Qiu, Yi Hong and Xiaopeng Wen

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:27

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  11. The receptor-like kinase FEROINA (FER) plays a crucial role in controlling plant vegetative growth partially by sensing the rapid alkalinization factor (RALF) peptide. However, the role of RALF1-FER in the veg...

    Authors: Long Wang, Tao Yang, Qinlu Lin, Bingqian Wang, Xu Li, Sheng Luan and Feng Yu

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:26

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  12. The marine alga Ulva compressa is the dominant species in copper-polluted coastal areas in northern Chile. It has been shown that the alga tolerates micromolar concentrations of copper and accumulates copper at t...

    Authors: Daniel Laporte, Felipe Rodríguez, Alberto González, Antonio Zúñiga, Eduardo Castro-Nallar, Claudio A. Sáez and Alejandra Moenne

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:25

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  13. It is now well documented that moonlight affects the life cycle of invertebrates, birds, reptiles, and mammals. The lunisolar tide is also well-known to alter plant growth and development. However, although pl...

    Authors: J-C. Breitler, D. Djerrab, S. Leran, L. Toniutti, C. Guittin, D. Severac, M. Pratlong, A. Dereeper, H. Etienne and B. Bertrand

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:24

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  14. Salinity is one of the most significant environmental factors limiting the productivity of cotton. However, the key genetic components responsible for the reduction in cotton yield in saline-alkali soils are s...

    Authors: Guozhong Zhu, Wenwei Gao, Xiaohui Song, Fenglei Sun, Sen Hou, Na Liu, Yajie Huang, Dayong Zhang, Zhiyong Ni, Quanjia Chen and Wangzhen Guo

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:23

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  15. Proteasomes remove regulatory proteins in eukaryotic cells, and control a variety of plant processes. Proteasomes are localized to the cytosol and nuclear, but their role in plant biology has recently been ext...

    Authors: Felipe Mendoza, Carson Berry, Laura Prestigiacomo and Doug Van Hoewyk

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:22

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  16. Triacylglycerols (TAGs) are the main composition of plant seed oil. Long-chain acyl-coenzyme A synthetases (LACSs) catalyze the synthesis of long-chain acyl-coenzyme A, which is one of the primary substrates f...

    Authors: Li-Na Ding, Shou-Lai Gu, Fu-Ge Zhu, Zhong-Yan Ma, Juan Li, Ming Li, Zheng Wang and Xiao-Li Tan

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:21

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  17. Plant genomes contain a large number of HAK/KUP/KT transporters, which play important roles in potassium uptake and translocation, osmotic potential regulation, salt tolerance, root morphogenesis and plant dev...

    Authors: Xiaomin Feng, Yongjun Wang, Nannan Zhang, Zilin Wu, Qiaoying Zeng, Jiayun Wu, Xiaobin Wu, Lei Wang, Jisen Zhang and Yongwen Qi

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:20

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  18. Young wheat plants are continuously exposed to herbivorous insect attack. To reduce insect damage and maintain their growth, plants evolved different defense mechanisms, including the biosynthesis of deterrent...

    Authors: Zhaniya S. Batyrshina, Beery Yaakov, Reut Shavit, Anuradha Singh and Vered Tzin

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:19

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  19. Triticum aestivum (wheat) is one of the world’s oldest crops and has been used for >8000 years as a food crop in North Africa, West Asia and Europe. Today, wheat is one of the most important sources of grain for ...

    Authors: Johanna Lethin, Shahriar S. M. Shakil, Sameer Hassan, Nick Sirijovski, Mats Töpel, Olof Olsson and Henrik Aronsson

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:18

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  20. Maize bsd2 (bundle sheath defective2) is a classical C4 mutant with defective C4 photosynthesis, accompanied with reduced accumulation of Rubisco (ribulose bisphosphate carboxylase oxygenase) and aberrant mature ...

    Authors: Heying Li, Mei Bai, Xingshan Jiang, Rongxin Shen, Huina Wang, Haiyang Wang and Hong Wu

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:17

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  21. Food contamination with Salmonella enterica and enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli is among the leading causes of foodborne illnesses worldwide and crop plants are associated with > 50% of the disease outbreaks. ...

    Authors: Paula Rodrigues Oblessuc, Cleverson Carlos Matiolli and Maeli Melotto

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:16

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  22. Alfalfa is a high-quality forage cultivated widely in northern China. Recently, the failure of alfalfa plants to survive the winter has caused substantial economic losses. Water management has attracted consid...

    Authors: Hongyu Xu, Zhenyi Li, Zongyong Tong, Feng He and Xianglin Li

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:15

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  23. The BAHD acyltransferase superfamily exhibits various biological roles in plants, including regulating fruit quality, catalytic synthesizing of terpene, phenolics and esters, and improving stress resistance. Howe...

    Authors: Chunxin Liu, Xin Qiao, Qionghou Li, Weiwei Zeng, Shuwei Wei, Xin Wang, Yangyang Chen, Xiao Wu, Jun Wu, Hao Yin and Shaoling Zhang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:14

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  24. Pectin methylesterase (PME) is a hydrolytic enzyme that catalyzes the demethylesterification of homogalacturonans and controls pectin reconstruction, being essential in regulation of cell wall modification. Du...

    Authors: Cheng Xue, Si-Cong Guan, Jian-Qing Chen, Chen-Jin Wen, Jian-Fa Cai and Xu Chen

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:13

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  25. NAC (NAM/ATAF/CUC) is one of the largest plant-specific transcription factor (TF) families known to play significant roles in wood formation. Acting as master gene regulators, a few NAC genes can activate seco...

    Authors: Wenjing Yao, Dawei Zhang, Boru Zhou, Jianping Wang, Renhua Li and Tingbo Jiang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:12

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  26. NAD kinases (NADKs) are the only known enzymes that directly phosphorylate NAD(H) to generate NADP(H) in different subcellular compartments. They participate in multiple life activities, such as modulating the...

    Authors: Xiang Wang, Bin-Bin Li, Tian-Tian Ma, Liang-Yu Sun, Li Tai, Chun-Hong Hu, Wen-Ting Liu, Wen-Qiang Li and Kun-Ming Chen

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:11

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  27. Cytoplasmic male sterility (CMS) plays a crucial role in the utilization of heterosis and various types of CMS often have different abortion mechanisms. Therefore, it is important to understand the molecular m...

    Authors: Zihan Liu, Sha Li, Wei Li, Qi Liu, Lingli Zhang and Xiyue Song

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:10

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  28. Zygophyllum is an important medicinal plant, with notable properties such as resistance to salt, alkali, and drought, as well as tolerance of poor soils and shifting sand. However, the response mechanism of Zygop...

    Authors: Jie Wang, Xi Jiang, Chufeng Zhao, Zhongming Fang and Peipei Jiao

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:9

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  29. Photoperiod and/or thermo-sensitive male sterility is an effective pollination control system in crop two-line hybrid breeding. We previously discovered the spontaneous mutation of a partially male sterile pla...

    Authors: Yanyan Sun, Dongsuo Zhang, Zhenzhen Wang, Yuan Guo, Xiaomin Sun, Wei Li, Wenliang Zhi and Shengwu Hu

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:8

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  30. Previous reports have mainly focused on the volatiles in citrus fruits, and there have been few reports about the volatiles in citrus leaves and flowers. However, citrus leaves and flowers are also rich in vol...

    Authors: Haipeng Zhang, Mengjun Chen, Huan Wen, Zhenhua Wang, Jiajing Chen, Liu Fang, Hongyan Zhang, Zongzhou Xie, Dong Jiang, Yunjiang Cheng and Juan Xu

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:7

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  31. Efficient organogenesis induction in eggplant (Solanum melongena L.) is required for multiple in vitro culture applications. In this work, we aimed at developing a universal protocol for efficient in vitro regene...

    Authors: Edgar García-Fortea, Agustín Lluch-Ruiz, Benito José Pineda-Chaza, Ana García-Pérez, Juan Pablo Bracho-Gil, Mariola Plazas, Pietro Gramazio, Santiago Vilanova, Vicente Moreno and Jaime Prohens

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:6

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  32. In strawberry cultivation, continuous cropping (CC) obstacles seriously threaten production. A patented soil amendment (SA) can effectively relieve the CC obstacles to strawberry cultivation, but knowledge of ...

    Authors: Peng Chen, Yu-zhu Wang, Qi-zhi Liu, Wei-hua Li, He-qin Li, Xing-yue Li and Yun-tao Zhang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:5

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  33. Maize experienced a whole-genome duplication event approximately 5 to 12 million years ago. Because this event occurred after speciation from sorghum, the pre-duplication subgenomes can be partially reconstruc...

    Authors: Jesse R. Walsh, Margaret R. Woodhouse, Carson M. Andorf and Taner Z. Sen

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:4

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  34. Continuous storage root formation and bulking (CSRFAB) in sweetpotato is an important trait from agronomic and biological perspectives. Information about the molecular mechanisms underlying CSRFAB traits is la...

    Authors: Astère Bararyenya, Bode A. Olukolu, Phinehas Tukamuhabwa, Wolfgang J. Grüneberg, Wellington Ekaya, Jan Low, Mildred Ochwo-Ssemakula, Thomas L. Odong, Herbert Talwana, Arfang Badji, Martina Kyalo, Yao Nasser, Dorcus Gemenet, Mercy Kitavi and Robert O. M. Mwanga

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:3

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  35. Apple (Malus x domestica Borkh.) is one of the most important fruit tree crops of temperate areas, with great economic and cultural value. Apple cultivars can be maintained for centuries in plant collections thro...

    Authors: Hélène Muranty, Caroline Denancé, Laurence Feugey, Jean-Luc Crépin, Yves Barbier, Stefano Tartarini, Matthew Ordidge, Michela Troggio, Marc Lateur, Hilde Nybom, Frantisek Paprstein, François Laurens and Charles-Eric Durel

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:2

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  36. Witches’ broom disease (WBD) of cacao (Theobroma cacao L.), caused by Moniliophthora perniciosa, is the most important limiting factor for the cacao production in Brazil. Hence, the development of cacao genotypes...

    Authors: Everton Cruz dos Santos, Carlos Priminho Pirovani, Stephany Cristiane Correa, Fabienne Micheli and Karina Peres Gramacho

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:1

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  37. Citrus fruits are consumed freshly or as juice to directly provide various dietary flavonoids to humans. Diverse metabolites are present among Citrus genera, and many flavonoids biosynthetic genes were induced...

    Authors: Muhammad Junaid Rao, Yuantao Xu, Yue Huang, Xiaomei Tang, Xiuxin Deng and Qiang Xu

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2019 19:603

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  38. Exposure of plants to different environmental insults instigates significant changes in the cellular redox tone driven in part by promoting the production of reactive nitrogen species. The key player, nitric o...

    Authors: Murtaza Khan, Qari Muhammad Imran, Muhammad Shahid, Bong-Gyu Mun, Sang-Uk Lee, Muhammad Aaqil Khan, Adil Hussain, In-Jung Lee and Byung-Wook Yun

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2019 19:602

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  39. Erwinia chrysanthemi (Ec) is a destructive pathogen which causes soft-rot diseases in diverse plant species including orchids. We investigated whether colonization of Oncidium roots by the endophytic fungus Pirif...

    Authors: Wei Ye, Jinlan Jiang, Yuling Lin, Kai-Wun Yeh, Zhongxiong Lai, Xuming Xu and Ralf Oelmüller

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2019 19:601

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  40. The ALOG (Arabidopsis LSH1 and Oryza G1) family of proteins, namely DUF640 (domain of unknown function 640) domain proteins, were found in land plants. Functional characterization of a few ALOG members in model p...

    Authors: Feng Chen, Qin Zhou, Lan Wu, Fei Li, Baojun Liu, Shuting Zhang, Jiaqi Zhang, Manzhu Bao and Guofeng Liu

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2019 19:600

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  41. Grafting with rootstocks is essential for the culture of many perennial fruit crops and is increasing being used in the production of annual fruits and vegetables. Our previous work based on microarrays showed...

    Authors: Duyên Prodhomme, Josep Valls Fonayet, Cyril Hévin, Céline Franc, Ghislaine Hilbert, Gilles de Revel, Tristan Richard, Nathalie Ollat and Sarah Jane Cookson

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2019 19:599

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  42. The WRKY proteins are a superfamily of transcription factors and members play essential roles in the modulation of diverse physiological processes, such as growth, development, senescence and response to bioti...

    Authors: Xiaoxia Cui, Qiang Yan, Shuping Gan, Dong Xue, Haitang Wang, Han Xing, Jinming Zhao and Na Guo

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2019 19:598

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  43. Gene flow in plants via pollen and seeds is asymmetrical at different geographic scales. Orchid seeds are adapted to long-distance wind dispersal but pollinium transfer is often influenced by pollinator behavi...

    Authors: Zhe Zhang, Stephan W. Gale, Ji-Hong Li, Gunter A. Fischer, Ming-Xun Ren and Xi-Qiang Song

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2019 19:597

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  44. Catalpa bungei is an important tree species used for timber in China and widely cultivated for economic and ornamental purposes. A high-density linkage map of C. bungei would be an efficient tool not only for ide...

    Authors: Nan Lu, Miaomiao Zhang, Yao Xiao, Donghua Han, Ying Liu, Yu Zhang, Fei Yi, Tianqing Zhu, Wenjun Ma, Erqin Fan, Guanzheng Qu and Junhui Wang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2019 19:596

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  45. Sulfotransferases (SOTs) (EC 2.8.2.-) play a crucial role in the sulphate conjugation reaction involved in plant growth, vigor, stress resistance and pathogen infection. SOTs in Arabidopsis have been carried out ...

    Authors: Liyuan Wang, Xiyan Liu, Xiaoyang Wang, Zhaoe Pan, Xiaoli Geng, Baojun Chen, Baoshen Liu, Xiongming Du and Xianliang Song

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2019 19:595

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  46. Narrow genetic base, complex allo-tetraploid genome and presence of repetitive elements have led the discovery of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in Brassica juncea (AABB; 2n = 4x = 36) at a slower pace. D...

    Authors: Jebi Sudan, Ravinder Singh, Susheel Sharma, Romesh K. Salgotra, Varun Sharma, Gurvinder Singh, Indu Sharma, Swarkar Sharma, Surinder K. Gupta and Sajad Majeed Zargar

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2019 19:594

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  47. Posttranslational modification of proteins by small ubiquitin like modifier (SUMO) proteins play an important role during the developmental process and in response to abiotic stresses in plants. However, littl...

    Authors: Yiyang Liu, Jiao Zhu, Sheng Sun, Feng Cui, Yan Han, Zhenying Peng, Xuejie Zhang, Shubo Wan and Guowei Li

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2019 19:593

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  48. Sucrose (Suc), as the precursor molecule for rubber biosynthesis in Hevea brasiliensis, is transported via phloem-mediated long-distance transport from leaves to laticifers in trunk bark, where latex (cytoplasm o...

    Authors: Xiangyu Long, Heping Li, Jianghua Yang, Lusheng Xin, Yongjun Fang, Bin He, Debao Huang and Chaorong Tang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2019 19:591

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  49. Short internodes contribute to plant dwarfism, which is exceedingly beneficial for crop production. However, the underlying mechanisms of internode elongation are complicated and have been not fully understood.

    Authors: Xiangge Zhang, Xianbin Hou, Yinghong Liu, Lanjie Zheng, Qiang Yi, Haojun Zhang, Xinrong Huang, Junjie Zhang, Yufeng Hu, Guowu Yu, Hanmei Liu, Yangping Li, Huanhuan Huang, Feilong Zhan, Lin Chen, Jihua Tang…

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2019 19:589

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