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Plant-abiotic interactions

This section considers studies in the interactions between plants and their physical environment including both beneficial and deleterious interactions.

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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. Bacterial blight, which is caused by Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzae (Xoo), is a devastating rice disease worldwide. Rice introgression line H471, derived from the recurrent parent Huang-Hua-Zhan (HHZ) and the dono...

    Authors: Fan Zhang, Fan Zhang, Liyu Huang, Dan Zeng, Casiana Vera Cruz, Zhikang Li and Yongli Zhou

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:563

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  12. Elucidation of the regulatory mechanism of kiwifruit response to gray mold disease caused by Botrytis cinerea can provide the basis for its molecular breeding to impart resistance against this disease. In this st...

    Authors: Zhe-Xin Li, Jian-Bin Lan, Yi-Qing Liu, Li-Wang Qi and Jian-Min Tang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:557

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  13. Nitrogen application can effectively mitigate the damage to crop growth and yield caused by drought. However, the efficiency of heavy nitrogen application before drought (NBD) and heavy nitrogen application af...

    Authors: Jie Du, Tianhua Shen, Qiangqiang Xiong, Changlan Zhu, Xiaosong Peng, Xiaopeng He, Junru Fu, Linjuan Ouyang, Jianmin Bian, Lifang Hu, Xiaotang Sun, Dahu Zhou, Haohua He, Lei Zhong and Xiaorong Chen

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:556

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  14. Under natural conditions, soil nutrients are heterogeneously distributed, and plants have developed adaptation strategies to efficiently forage patchily distributed nutrient. Most previous studies examined eit...

    Authors: Liping Cai, Yuzhen Wang, Mulualem Tigabu, Xiaolong Hou, Pengfei Wu, Chuifan Zhou and Xiangqing Ma

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:545

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  15. Grape buds and leaves are directly associated with the physiology and metabolic activities of the plant, which is monitored by epigenetic modifications induced by environment and endogenous factors. Methylatio...

    Authors: Haoran Jia, Zibo Zhang, Ehsan Sadeghnezhad, Qianqian Pang, Shangyun Li, Tariq Pervaiz, Ziwen Su, Tianyu Dong, Jinggui Fang and Haifeng Jia

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:544

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  16. The basic helix-loop-helix (bHLH) proteins, a large transcription factors family, are involved in plant growth and development, and defensive response to various environmental stresses. The resurrection plant Myr...

    Authors: Jia-Rui Qiu, Zhuo Huang, Xiang-Ying Xiang, Wen-Xin Xu, Jia-Tong Wang, Jia Chen, Li Song, Yao Xiao, Xi Li, Jun Ma, Shi-Zhen Cai, Ling-Xia Sun and Cai-Zhong Jiang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:542

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  17. Salinity severely inhibit crop growth, yield, and quality worldwide. Allotetraploid rapeseed (Brassica napus L.), a major glycophyte oil crop, is susceptible to salinity. Understanding the physiological and molec...

    Authors: Ying-na Feng, Jia-qian Cui, Ting Zhou, Ying Liu, Cai-peng Yue, Jin-yong Huang and Ying-peng Hua

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:534

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  18. Common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) is a relevant crop cultivated over the world, largely in water insufficiency vulnerable areas. Since drought is the main environmental factor restraining worldwide crop product...

    Authors: Josefat Gregorio Jorge, Miguel Angel Villalobos-López, Karen Lizeth Chavarría-Alvarado, Selma Ríos-Meléndez, Melina López-Meyer and Analilia Arroyo-Becerra

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:525

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  19. Identification of genetic diversity in heat tolerance and associated traits is of great importance for improving heat tolerance in cool-season grass species. The objectives of this study were to determine gene...

    Authors: Jing Zhang, Hui Li, Yiwei Jiang, Huibin Li, Zhipeng Zhang, Zhipeng Xu, Bin Xu and Bingru Huang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:520

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  20. As global warming becomes increasingly severe, it is urgent that we enhance the heat tolerance of crops. We previously reported that Arabidopsis thaliana PHOSPHOINOSITIDE-SPECIFIC PHOSPHOLIPASE C9 (AtPLC9) promot...

    Authors: Yuliang Liu, Xinye Liu, Xue Wang, Kang Gao, Weiwei Qi, Huimin Ren, Haorui Hu, Daye Sun, Jiaoteng Bai and Shuzhi Zheng

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:514

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  21. Chitosan (CTS), a natural polysaccharide, exhibits multiple functions of stress adaptation regulation in plants. However, effects and mechanism of CTS on alleviating salt stress damage are still not fully unde...

    Authors: Wan Geng, Zhou Li, Muhammad Jawad Hassan and Yan Peng

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:506

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  22. In the agricultural areas of Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, temperature varies widely from day to night during the growing season, which makes the extreme temperature become one of the limiting factors of crop yield. ...

    Authors: Xin Yin, Yunqiang Yang, Yanqiu Lv, Yan Li, Danni Yang, Yanling Yue and Yongping Yang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:504

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  23. A significant mechanism of salt-tolerance in rice is the ability to remove Na+ and Cl in the leaf sheath, which limits the entry of these toxic ions into the leaf blade. The leaf sheath removes Na+ mainly in the...

    Authors: Sarin Neang, Itsuki Goto, Nicola Stephanie Skoulding, Joyce A. Cartagena, Mana Kano-Nakata, Akira Yamauchi and Shiro Mitsuya

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:502

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  24. Nitrogen (N) deficiency is a major constraint for plant production in many areas. Developing the new crop genotypes with high productivity under N deficiency is an important approach to maintain agricultural p...

    Authors: Xiaoxiao Liu, Shiwen Wang, Xiping Deng, Zhiyong Zhang and Lina Yin

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:501

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  25. Cuticular wax plays important role in protecting plants from drought stress. In Arabidopsis WRI4 improves drought tolerance by regulating the biosynthesis of fatty acids and cuticular wax. Cyperus esculentus (yel...

    Authors: Chao Cheng, Shutong Hu, Yun Han, Di Xia, Bang-Lian Huang, Wenhua Wu, Jamshaid Hussain, Xuekun Zhang and Bangquan Huang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:498

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  26. Salt, a common environmental stress factor, inhibits plant growth and reduces yields. Melatonin is a pleiotropic molecule that regulates plant growth and can alleviate environmental stress in plants. All previ...

    Authors: Junpeng Li, Fang Yuan, Yanlu Liu, Mingjing Zhang, Yun Liu, Yang Zhao, Baoshan Wang and Min Chen

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:493

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  27. Cardamine violifolia, native to China, is one of the selenium (Se) hyperaccumulators. The mechanism of Se metabolism and tolerance remains unclear, and only limited genetic information is currently available. The...

    Authors: Shen Rao, Tian Yu, Xin Cong, Feng Xu, Xiaozhuo Lai, Weiwei Zhang, Yongling Liao and Shuiyuan Cheng

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:492

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  28. Drought stress is the most harmful one among other abiotic stresses with negative impacts on crop growth and development. Drought-hardening is a feasible and widely used method in tobacco seedlings cultivation...

    Authors: Rayyan Khan, Xinghua Ma, Shahen Shah, Xiaoying Wu, Aaqib Shaheen, Lixia Xiao, Yuanhua Wu and Shusheng Wang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:486

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  29. Hydrogen sulfide (H2S) is a gas signal molecule involved in regulating plants tolerance to heavy metals stress. In this study, we investigated the role of H2S in cadmium-(Cd-) induced cell death of root tips of c...

    Authors: Shilei Luo, Zhongqi Tang, Jihua Yu, Weibiao Liao, Jianming Xie, Jian Lv, Zhi Feng and Mohammed Mujitaba Dawuda

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:480

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  30. Drought stress is an adverse factor with deleterious effects on several aspects of rice growth. However, the mechanism underlying drought resistance in rice remains unclear. To understand the molecular mechani...

    Authors: Baiyang Yu, Jianbin Liu, Di Wu, Ying Liu, Weijian Cen, Shaokui Wang, Rongbai Li and Jijing Luo

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:478

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:512

  31. Potassium (K+) is an essential ion for most plants, as it is involved in the regulation of growth and development. K+ homeostasis in plant cells has evolved to facilitate plant adaptation to K+-deficiency stress....

    Authors: Xin Liu, Chunchang Tan, Xin Cheng, Xiaoming Zhao, Tianlai Li and Jing Jiang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:477

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  32. Drought stress is an environmental factor that limits plant growth and reproduction. Little research has been conducted to investigate the MLP gene in tobacco. Here, NtMLP423 was isolated and identified, and its ...

    Authors: Heng Liu, Xiaocen Ma, Shaohua Liu, Bingyang Du, Nini Cheng, Yong Wang and Yuanhu Zhang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:475

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  33. Sarcandra glabra is an evergreen and traditional Chinese herb with anti-oxidant, anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, and anti-tumor effects. Light is one of the most influential factor affecting the growth and qua...

    Authors: Dejin Xie, Lingyan Chen, Chengcheng Zhou, Muhammad Waqqas Khan Tarin, Deming Yang, Ke Ren, Tianyou He, Jundong Rong and Yushan Zheng

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:476

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  34. Desiccation tolerant Selaginella species evolved to survive extreme environmental conditions. Studies to determine the mechanisms involved in the acquisition of desiccation tolerance (DT) have focused on only a f...

    Authors: Gerardo Alejo-Jacuinde, Sandra Isabel González-Morales, Araceli Oropeza-Aburto, June Simpson and Luis Herrera-Estrella

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:468

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  35. This study describes a promising method for understanding how halophytes adapt to extreme saline conditions and to identify populations with greater resistance. Image and colour analyses have the ability to ob...

    Authors: S. Cárdenas-Pérez, A. Piernik, A. Ludwiczak, M. Duszyn, A. Szmidt-Jaworska and J. J. Chanona-Pérez

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:467

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  36. Salt stress is a serious abiotic stress that caused crop growth inhibition and yield decline. Previous studies have reported on the the synthesis of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) and its relationship with pla...

    Authors: Xiaolei Wu, Qiuying Jia, Shengxin Ji, Binbin Gong, Jingrui Li, Guiyun Lü and Hongbo Gao

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:465

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  37. High-affinity nitrate transporter 2 (NRT2) genes have been implicated in nitrate absorption and remobilization under nitrogen (N) starvation stress in many plant species, yet little is known about this gene famil...

    Authors: Jiafeng Tong, Thomas C. Walk, Peipei Han, Liyu Chen, Xinjie Shen, Yinshui Li, Chiming Gu, Lihua Xie, Xiaojia Hu, Xing Liao and Lu Qin

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:464

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  38. Soil salinization and alkalinization are the main factors that affect the agricultural productivity. Evaluating the persistence of the compound material applied in field soils is an important part of the regul...

    Authors: Mengjie An, Xiaoli Wang, Doudou Chang, Shuai Wang, Dashuang Hong, Hua Fan and Kaiyong Wang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:462

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  39. Soil salinity is a major abiotic constraint to plant growth and development in the arid and semi-arid regions of the world. However, the influence of soil salinity on the process of nutrient resorption is not ...

    Authors: Lilong Wang, Xinfang Zhang and Shijian Xu

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:461

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  40. Plants have adapted to survive under adverse conditions or exploit favorable conditions in response to their environment as sessile creatures. In a way of plant adaptation, plant hormones have been evolved to ...

    Authors: Dong U Woo, Ho Hwi Jeon, Halim Park, Jin Hwa Park, Yejin Lee and Yang Jae Kang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:453

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  41. Salinity, as one of the main abiotic stresses, critically threatens growth and fertility of main food crops including rice in the world. To get insight into the molecular mechanisms by which tolerant genotypes...

    Authors: Raheleh Mirdar Mansuri, Zahra-Sadat Shobbar, Nadali Babaeian Jelodar, Mohammadreza Ghaffari, Seyed Mahdi Mohammadi and Parisa Daryani

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:452

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  42. Sweetpotato (Ipomoea batatas L.) is one of the seven major food crops grown worldwide. Cold stress often can cause protein expression pattern and substance contents variations for tuberous roots of sweetpotato du...

    Authors: Peng Cui, Yongxin Li, Chenke Cui, Yanrong Huo, Guoquan Lu and Huqing Yang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:435

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  43. Application of exogenous glycine betaine (GB) and exogenous salicylic acid (SA) mitigates the adverse effects of salinity. Foliar spraying with exogenous GB or SA alleviates salt stress in plants by increasing...

    Authors: Abdoul Kader Mounkaila Hamani, Guangshuai Wang, Mukesh Kumar Soothar, Xiaojun Shen, Yang Gao, Rangjian Qiu and Faisal Mehmood

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:434

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  44. In acidic soils, aluminum (Al) competing with Zn results in Zn deficiency in plants. Zn is essential for auxin biosynthesis. Zn-mediated alleviation of Al toxicity has been rarely studied, the mechanism of Zn ...

    Authors: Liantai Su, Jianping Xie, Wuwu Wen, Jiaojiao Li, Peng Zhou and Yuan An

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:433

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  45. Panama disease (Fusarium wilt disease) caused by Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. cubense race 4 (FOC) severely threatens banana (Musa spp.) production worldwide. Intercropping of banana with Allium plants has shown a p...

    Authors: Zhenfang Li, Tong Wang, Chenling He, Kelin Cheng, Rensen Zeng and Yuanyuan Song

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:432

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  46. High-temperature stress (HTS) is one of the main environmental stresses that limit plant growth and crop production in agricultural systems. Maca (Lepidium meyenii) is an important high-altitude herbaceous plant ...

    Authors: Zhan Qi Wang, Qi Ming Zhao, Xueting Zhong, Li Xiao, Li Xuan Ma, Chou Fei Wu, Zhongshan Zhang, Li Qin Zhang, Yang Tian and Wei Fan

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:431

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  47. Bread wheat is one of the most important crops for the human diet, but the increasing soil salinization is causing yield reductions worldwide. Improving salt stress tolerance in wheat requires the elucidation ...

    Authors: Diana Duarte-Delgado, Said Dadshani, Heiko Schoof, Benedict C. Oyiga, Michael Schneider, Boby Mathew, Jens Léon and Agim Ballvora

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:428

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  48. Salt stress is one of the most damaging abiotic stresses in production of Upland cotton (Gossypium hirsutum). Upland cotton is defined as a medium salt-tolerant crop. Salinity hinders root development, shoots gro...

    Authors: Ying Su, Anhui Guo, Yi Huang, Yumei Wang and Jinping Hua

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:421

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