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Plant-biotic interactions

This section considers studies in the interactions, both beneficial and deleterious , between plants and other organisms including all forms of symbiosis.

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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. The degradation of intracellular proteins plays an essential role in plant responses to stressful environments. ClpS1 and E3 ubiquitin ligase function as adaptors for selecting target substrates in caseinolyti...

    Authors: Qian Yang, Md Ashraful Islam, Kunyan Cai, Shuxin Tian, Yan Liu, Zhensheng Kang and Jun Guo

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:555

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  5. Tansy plants (Tanacetum vulgare L.) are known for their high intraspecific chemical variation, especially of volatile organic compounds (VOC) from the terpenoid compound group. These VOCs are closely involved in ...

    Authors: Mary V. Clancy, Georg Haberer, Werner Jud, Bishu Niederbacher, Simon Niederbacher, Matthias Senft, Sharon E. Zytynska, Wolfgang W. Weisser and Jörg-Peter Schnitzler

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:551

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  6. Prolonged mechanical stress (MS) causes thigmomorphogenesis, a stress acclimation response associated with increased disease resistance. What remains unclear is if; 1) plants pre-exposed to a short period of r...

    Authors: Eric Brenya, Zhong-Hua Chen, David Tissue, Alexie Papanicolaou and Christopher Ian Cazzonelli

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:548

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  7. RNA sequencing has been widely used to profile genome-wide gene expression and identify candidate genes controlling disease resistance and other important traits in plants. Gerbera daisy is one of the most imp...

    Authors: Krishna Bhattarai, Ana Conesa, Shunyuan Xiao, Natalia A. Peres, David G. Clark, Saroj Parajuli and Zhanao Deng

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:539

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  8. Small heat shock proteins (sHSPs) belong to the class of molecular chaperones that respond to biotic and abiotic stresses in plants. A previous study has showed strong induction of the gene GmHsp22.4 in response ...

    Authors: Suellen Mika Hishinuma-Silva, Valéria Stefania Lopes-Caitar, Rafael Bruno Guayato Nomura, Bruna Caroline Sercero, Aline Garcia da Silva, Mayra Costa da Cruz Gallo De Carvalho, Ivani de Oliveira Negrão Lopes, Waldir Pereira Dias and Francismar Corrêa Marcelino-Guimarães

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:535

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  9. Viruses are infectious pathogens, and plant virus epidemics can have devastating consequences to crop yield and quality. Sugarcane mosaic virus (SCMV, belonging to family Potyviridae) is one of the leading pathog...

    Authors: Sehrish Akbar, Yao Wei, Yuan Yuan, Muhammad Tahir Khan, Lifang Qin, Charles A. Powell, Baoshan Chen and Muqing Zhang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:532

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  10. Plant papain-like cysteine proteases (PLCPs) are a large class of proteolytic enzymes and play important roles in root nodule symbiosis (RNS), while the whole-genome studies of PLCP family genes in legume are qui...

    Authors: Songli Yuan, Danxia Ke, Rong Li, Xiangyong Li, Lei Wang, Haifeng Chen, Chanjuan Zhang, Yi Huang, Limiao Chen, Qingnan Hao, Hongli Yang, Dong Cao, Shuilian Chen, Wei Guo, Zhihui Shan, Zhonglu Yang…

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:517

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  11. Serotonin, originally identified as a neurotransmitter in mammals, functions as an antioxidant to scavenge cellular ROS in plants. In rice, the conversion of tryptamine to serotonin is catalyzed by SL (sekiguc...

    Authors: Dagang Tian, Fang Yang, Yuqing Niu, Yan Lin, Zaijie Chen, Gang Li, Qiong Luo, Feng Wang and Mo Wang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:507

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  12. Plants are known to emit diverse volatile organic compounds (VOCs), which may function as signaling substances in plant communication with other organisms. Thuja occidentalis, which is widely cultivated throughou...

    Authors: Liping Bai, Wenjia Wang, Juan Hua, Zhifu Guo and Shihong Luo

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:500

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  13. Pepper mild mottle virus (PMMoV) is a member in the genus Tobamovirus and infects mainly solanaceous plants. However, the mechanism of virus-host interactions remains unclear. To explore the responses of pepper p...

    Authors: Yubing Jiao, Mengnan An, Xiaodong Li, Man Yu, Xiuxiang Zhao, Zihao Xia and Yuanhua Wu

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:495

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  14. Sugar beet (Beta vulgaris subsp. vulgaris) is an economically important crop that provides nearly one third of the global sugar production. The beet cyst nematode (BCN), Heterodera schachtii, causes major yield l...

    Authors: Razieh Ghaemi, Ebrahim Pourjam, Naser Safaie, Bruno Verstraeten, Seyed Bagher Mahmoudi, Rahim Mehrabi, Tim De Meyer and Tina Kyndt

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:483

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  15. Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. niveum (FON) causes Fusarium wilt in watermelon. Several disease-resistant watermelon varieties have been developed to combat Fusarium wilt. However, the key metabolites that mount defen...

    Authors: Deepak M. Kasote, G. K. Jayaprakasha, Kevin Ong, Kevin M. Crosby and Bhimanagouda S. Patil

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:481

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  16. Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi are the most widely distributed mycorrhizal fungi, which can form mycorrhizal symbionts with plant roots and enhance plant stress resistance by regulating host metabolic activities...

    Authors: Cheng-Cheng Lu, Na Guo, Chao Yang, Hai-Bing Sun and Bai-Yan Cai

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:479

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  17. With the expanding ash dieback epidemic that has spread across the European continent, an improved functional understanding of the disease development in afflicted hosts is needed. The study investigated wheth...

    Authors: Shadi Eshghi Sahraei, Michelle Cleary, Jan Stenlid, Mikael Brandström Durling and Malin Elfstrand

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:455

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  18. Gastrodia elata Bl. f. glauca S. Chow is a medicinal plant. G. elata f. glauca is unavoidably infected by pathogens in their growth process. In previous work, we have successfully isolated and identified Penicill...

    Authors: Yanhua Wang, Yugang Gao, Pu Zang and Yue Xu

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:445

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  19. Little is known about the initial, symptomless (latent) phase of the devastating wheat disease Septoria tritici blotch. However, speculations as to its impact on fungal success and disease severity in the fiel...

    Authors: Harriet R. Benbow, Ciarán J. Brennan, Binbin Zhou, Thalia Christodoulou, Simon Berry, Cristobal Uauy, Ewen Mullins and Fiona M. Doohan

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:407

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  20. The model species Tetranychus urticae produces important plant injury and economic losses in the field. The current accepted method for the quantification of the spider mite damage in Arabidopsis whole rosettes i...

    Authors: Dairon Ojeda-Martinez, Manuel Martinez, Isabel Diaz and M. Estrella Santamaria

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:397

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  21. Phytolaccaceae species in China are not only ornamental plants but also perennial herbs that are closely related to human health. However, both large-scale full-length cDNA sequencing and reference gene valida...

    Authors: Danfeng Liu, Li Chen, Chao Chen, Xingkui An, Yongjun Zhang, Yi Wang and Qingjun Li

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:396

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  22. Tomato gray leaf spot caused by Stemphylium lycopersici (S. lycopersici) is a serious disease that can severely hinder tomato production. To date, only Sm has been reported to provide resistance against this dise...

    Authors: Huanhuan Yang, Fengyi Shen, Hexuan Wang, Tingting Zhao, He Zhang, Jingbin Jiang, Xiangyang Xu and Jingfu Li

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:376

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  23. Infection of plants by viruses interferes with expression and subcellular localization of plant proteins. Potyviruses comprise the largest and most economically damaging group of plant-infecting RNA viruses. I...

    Authors: Minna-Liisa Rajamäki, Sidona Sikorskaite-Gudziuniene, Nandita Sarmah, Markku Varjosalo and Jari P. T. Valkonen

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:355

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  24. Fusarium wilt, caused by Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. cucumerinum (Foc), is a severe disease affecting cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.) production worldwide, but mechanisms underlying Fusarium wilt resistance in cucumb...

    Authors: Jingping Dong, Yuean Wang, Qianqian Xian, Xuehao Chen and Jun Xu

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:334

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  25. This study aimed to assess whether licorice (Glycyrrhiza uralensis) can benefit from dual inoculation by Trichoderma viride and dark septate endophytes (DSE) isolated from other medicinal plants.

    Authors: Chao He, Wenquan Wang and Junling Hou

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:325

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  26. Suppression and activation of plant defense genes is comprehensively regulated by WRKY family transcription factors. Chickpea, the non-model crop legume suffers from wilt caused by Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. cicer...

    Authors: Joydeep Chakraborty, Senjuti Sen, Prithwi Ghosh, Akansha Jain and Sampa Das

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:319

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  27. Bacterial blight of rice, caused by Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzae (Xoo), is a devastating rice disease in Southeast Asia and West Africa. OsSWEET14, encoding a sugar transporter, is known to be a major susceptibl...

    Authors: Xuan Zeng, Yufen Luo, Nga Thi Quynh Vu, Shujuan Shen, Kuaifei Xia and Mingyong Zhang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:313

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  28. Leguminous plants alter patterns of gene expression in response to symbiotic colonization and infection by their cognate rhizobial bacteria, but the extent of the transcriptomic response has rarely been examin...

    Authors: Wenjuan Kang, Zhehao Jiang, Yonggang Chen, Fang Wu, Chang Liu, Haifang Wang, Shangli Shi and Xue-Xian Zhang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:293

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  29. The development of CRISPR/Cas9 technology has facilitated targeted mutagenesis in an efficient and precise way. Previously, RNAi silencing of the susceptibility (S) gene PowderyMildewResistance 4 (PMR4) in tomato...

    Authors: Miguel I. Santillán Martínez, Valentina Bracuto, Eleni Koseoglou, Michela Appiano, Evert Jacobsen, Richard G. F. Visser, Anne-Marie A. Wolters and Yuling Bai

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:284

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  30. Plant transcription factors (TFs) are key transcriptional regulators to manipulate the regulatory network of host immunity. However, the globally transcriptional reprogramming of plant TF families in response ...

    Authors: Wei Cheng, Yan Jiang, Jiangtao Peng, Jianwen Guo, Menglan Lin, Chengting Jin, Jinfeng Huang, Weiqi Tang, Deyi Guan and Shuilin He

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:256

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  31. Web blotch is one of the most important foliar diseases worldwide in peanut (Arachis hypogaea L.). The identification of quantitative trait loci (QTLs) for peanut web blotch resistance represents the basis for ge...

    Authors: Hua Liu, Ziqi Sun, Xinyou Zhang, Li Qin, Feiyan Qi, Zhenyu Wang, Pei Du, Jing Xu, Zhongxin Zhang, Suoyi Han, Shaojian Li, Meng Gao, Lina Zhang, Yujie Cheng, Zheng Zheng, Bingyan Huang…

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:249

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  32. Rice yellow mottle virus (RYMV) is a major rice pathogen in Africa. Three resistance genes, i.e. RYMV1, RYMV2 and RYMV3, have been previously described. RYMV1 encodes the translation initiation factor eIF(iso)4G1...

    Authors: Hélène Pidon, Sophie Chéron, Alain Ghesquière and Laurence Albar

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:222

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  33. Nitrogen is an essential element for sugarcane growth and development and is generally applied in the form of urea often much more than at recommended rates, causing serious soil degradation, particularly soil...

    Authors: Rajesh Kumar Singh, Pratiksha Singh, Hai-Bi Li, Qi-Qi Song, Dao-Jun Guo, Manoj K. Solanki, Krishan K. Verma, Mukesh K. Malviya, Xiu-Peng Song, Prakash Lakshmanan, Li-Tao Yang and Yang-Rui Li

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:220

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  34. MicroRNAs are important gene expression regulators in plants immune system. Aspergillus flavus is the most common causal agents of aflatoxin contamination in peanuts, but information on the function of miRNA in p...

    Authors: Chuanzhi Zhao, Tingting Li, Yuhan Zhao, Baohong Zhang, Aiqin Li, Shuzhen Zhao, Lei Hou, Han Xia, Shoujin Fan, Jingjing Qiu, Pengcheng Li, Ye Zhang, Baozhu Guo and Xingjun Wang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:215

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  35. Muscadine (Muscadinia rotundifolia) is known as a resistance source to many pests and diseases in grapevine. The genetics of its resistance to two major grapevine pests, the phylloxera D. vitifoliae and the dagge...

    Authors: Bernadette Rubio, Guillaume Lalanne-Tisné, Roger Voisin, Jean-Pascal Tandonnet, Ulysse Portier, Cyril Van Ghelder, Maria Lafargue, Jean-Pierre Petit, Martine Donnart, Benjamin Joubard, Pierre-François Bert, Daciana Papura, Loïc Le Cunff, Nathalie Ollat and Daniel Esmenjaud

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:213

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  36. Fungus infection in staple grains affects the food storage and threatens food security. The Aspergillus flavus is known to infect multiple grains and produce mycotoxin Aflatoxin B1, which is mutagenic, teratogeni...

    Authors: Guomin Han, Cuiping Li, Fangzhi Xiang, Qianqian Zhao, Yang Zhao, Ronghao Cai, Beijiu Cheng, Xuewen Wang and Fang Tao

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:206

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  37. Many conifer breeding programs are paying increasing attention to breeding for resistance to needle disease due to the increasing importance of climate change. Phenotyping of traits related to resistance has m...

    Authors: Jaroslav Klápště, Heidi S. Dungey, Natalie J. Graham and Emily J. Telfer

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:205

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  38. Sclerotinia stem rot (SSR), caused by Sclerotinia sclerotiorum (Lib.) de Bary, is an important cause of yield loss in soybean. Although many papers have reported different loci contributing to partial resistance,...

    Authors: Chiheb Boudhrioua, Maxime Bastien, Davoud Torkamaneh and François Belzile

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:195

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  39. Plant viruses cause severe economic losses in agricultural production. An ultrahigh activity plant immune inducer (i.e., ZhiNengCong, ZNC) was extracted from endophytic fungi, and it could promote plant growth...

    Authors: Chune Peng, Ailing Zhang, Qingbin Wang, Yunzhi Song, Min Zhang, Xinhua Ding, Yang Li, Quanzheng Geng and Changxiang Zhu

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:169

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  40. Rhizosphere microbiome is dynamic and influenced by environment factors surrounded including pathogen invasion. We studied the effects of Ralstonia solanacearum pathogen abundance on rhizosphere microbiome and me...

    Authors: Tao Wen, Mengli Zhao, Ting Liu, Qiwei Huang, Jun Yuan and Qirong Shen

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:166

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  41. Canker disease caused by Neoscytalidium dimidiatum is a devastating disease resulting in a major loss to the pitaya industry. However, resistance proteins in plants play crucial roles to against pathogen infectio...

    Authors: Min Xu, Cheng-Li Liu, Yu Fu, Zhi-Wen Liao, Pan-Yang Guo, Rui Xiong, Yu Cheng, Shuang-Shuang Wei, Jia-Quan Huang and Hua Tang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:160

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  42. Phosphate is an essential plant macronutrient required to achieve maximum crop yield. Roots are able to uptake soil phosphate from the immediate root area, thus creating a nutrient depletion zone. Many plants ...

    Authors: Helen Maria Cockerton, Bo Li, Eleftheria Stavridou, Abigail Johnson, Amanda Karlström, Andrew Douglas Armitage, Ana Martinez-Crucis, Lorena Galiano-Arjona, Nicola Harrison, Nuria Barber-Pérez, Magdalena Cobo-Medina and Richard Jonathan Harrison

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:154

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  43. Leaf and stripe rusts are two major wheat diseases, causing significant yield losses. The preferred way for protecting wheat from rust pathogens is by introgression of rust resistance traits from wheat-related...

    Authors: Sofia Khazan, Anna Minz-Dub, Hanan Sela, Jacob Manisterski, Pnina Ben-Yehuda, Amir Sharon and Eitan Millet

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:153

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  44. Podosphaera aphanis, a predominately biotrophic fungal pathogen, causes significant yield losses of strawberry. China is the largest strawberry producer in the world, and selecting for powdery mildew-resistant cu...

    Authors: Jun Feng, Min Zhang, Kang-Ning Yang and Cai-Xia Zheng

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:149

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  45. Lysin motif (LysM)-containing proteins are involved in the recognition of fungal and bacterial pathogens. However, few studies have reported on their roles in the defense responses of woody plants against path...

    Authors: Qiming Chen, Chaohua Dong, Xiaohong Sun, Yugang Zhang, Hongyi Dai and Suhua Bai

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:146

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  46. Powdery mildew (PM) is an important disease of pea that reduce yield. Ascophyllum nodosum extract (ANE) and chitosan (CHT) are biostimulants used to improve plant health. Efficacy of ANE and CHT was assessed indi...

    Authors: Jai Singh Patel, Vinodkumar Selvaraj, Lokanadha Rao Gunupuru, Pramod Kumar Rathor and Balakrishnan Prithiviraj

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:113

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  47. The Eurasian steppe is an important vegetation type characterized by cold, arid and nitrogen poor conditions. At the Eastern edge, including in the Songnen grassland, the vegetation is dominated by Leymus chinens...

    Authors: Song Gao, Junfeng Wang, Johannes M. H. Knops and Jiao Wang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:106

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  48. Verticillium wilt of cotton is a serious soil-borne disease that causes a substantial reduction in cotton yields. A previous study showed that the endophytic fungus Chaetomium globosum CEF-082 could control Verti...

    Authors: Yun Zhang, Na Yang, Lihong Zhao, Heqin Zhu and Canming Tang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2020 20:89

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