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  1. Alternative splicing (AS), a pivotal post-transcriptional regulatory mechanism, profoundly amplifies diversity and complexity of transcriptome and proteome. Liriodendron chinense (Hemsl.) Sarg., an excellent orna...

    Authors: Yaxian Zong, Fengchao Zhang, Hainan Wu, Hui Xia, Junpeng Wu, Zhonghua Tu, Lichun Yang and Huogen Li
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:250
  2. Tartary buckwheat (Fagopyrum tataricum) belongs to Polygonaceae family and has attracted increasing attention owing to its high nutritional value. UDP-glycosyltransferases (UGTs) glycosylate a variety of plant se...

    Authors: Fan Yang, Lei Zhang, Xiao Zhang, Jingru Guan, Bo Wang, Xiaoying Wu, Minli Song, Aili Wei, Zhang Liu and Dongao Huo
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:249
  3. Wheat is one of the world’s most important cereal crops. However, the fungal pathogen Zymoseptoria tritici can cause disease epidemics, leading to reduced yields. With climate change and development of new agricu...

    Authors: Abdelrahman M Qutb, Florence Cambon, Megan C McDonald, Cyrille Saintenac and Graeme J Kettles
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:248
  4. Pea (Pisum sativum L.), a globally cultivated leguminous crop valued for its nutritional and economic significance, faces a critical challenge of soil salinity, which significantly hampers crop growth and product...

    Authors: Rehana Kanwal, Muhammad Faisal Maqsood, Muhammad Shahbaz, Nargis Naz, Usman Zulfiqar, Muhammad Fraz Ali, Muhammad Jamil, Faizan Khalid, Qasim Ali, Muhammad Azeem Sabir, Talha Chaudhary, Hayssam M. Ali and Waleed A. A. Alsakkaf
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:247
  5. Molecular mechanisms in response to drought stress are important for the genetic improvement of maize. In our previous study, nine ZmLAZ1 members were identified in the maize genome, but the function of ZmLAZ1 wa...

    Authors: Haoqiang Yu, Bingliang Liu, Qinyu Yang, Qingqing Yang, Wanchen Li and Fengling Fu
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:246
  6. Seed germination is an important development process in plant growth. The phytohormone abscisic acid (ABA) plays a critical role during seed germination. However, the mechanism of rapeseed in response to ABA i...

    Authors: Yaqian Chen, Jinfeng Wu, Changrui Ma, Dawei Zhang, Dinggang Zhou, Jihong Zhang and Mingli Yan
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:245
  7. This study aims to decipher the genetic basis governing yield components and quality attributes of peanuts, a critical aspect for advancing molecular breeding techniques. Integrating genotype re-sequencing and...

    Authors: Minjie Guo, Li Deng, Jianzhong Gu, Jianli Miao, Junhua Yin, Yang Li, Yuanjin Fang, Bingyan Huang, Ziqi Sun, Feiyan Qi, Wenzhao Dong, Zhenhua Lu, Shaowei Li, Junping Hu, Xinyou Zhang and Li Ren
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:244
  8. Carrot is an important vegetable crop grown worldwide. The major economic problem in carrot cultivation is yellow disease caused by Bactericera trigonica, which induces biotic stress and has the greatest impact o...

    Authors: Marija Đurić, Slađana Jevremović, Milana Trifunović-Momčilov, Snežana Milošević, Angelina Subotić and Dušanka Jerinić-Prodanović
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:243
  9. Morphological plasticity is one of the capacities of plants to modify their morphological appearance in response to external stimuli. A plant’s morphology and physiology are constantly tuned to its variable su...

    Authors: Refisa Jebessa Geleta, Amsalu Gobena Roro and Meseret Tesema Terfa
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:242
  10. The global growth of pistachio production has prompted exploration into sustainable agricultural practices, on the application of humic substances such as fulvic acid in enhancing the quality of horticultural ...

    Authors: Mohammadali Nikoogoftar-Sedghi, Vali Rabiei, Farhang Razavi, Sanaz Molaei and Ali Khadivi
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:241
  11. Apple is an important fruit crop that is always in demand due to its commercial and nutraceutical value. Also, the requirement for quality planting material for this fruit crop for new plantations is increasin...

    Authors: Vandana Bisht, Janhvi Mishra Rawat, Kailash Singh Gaira, Sumit Purohit, Jigisha Anand, Somya Sinha, Debasis Mitra, Farid S. Ataya, Ahmed M. Elgazzar, Gaber El-Saber Batiha and Balwant Rawat
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:240
  12. The postharvest life of cut flowers is limited, which is a major challenge and varies greatly depending on plant varieties, cut flower stage, flower length of the harvested shoots, and storage conditions inclu...

    Authors: Hany M. El-Naggar, Shimaa M. Ali and Amira R. Osman
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:239
  13. The fruity aromatic bouquet of coffee has attracted recent interest to differentiate high value market produce as specialty coffee. Although the volatile compounds present in green and roasted coffee beans hav...

    Authors: Lison Marie, Jean-Christophe Breitler, Pingdwende Kader Aziz Bamogo, Mélanie Bordeaux, Séverine Lacombe, Maëlle Rios, Marc Lebrun, Renaud Boulanger, Eveline Lefort, Sunao Nakamura, Yudai Motoyoshi, Delphine Mieulet, Claudine Campa, Laurent Legendre and Benoît Bertrand
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:238
  14. Onions are economically and nutritionally important vegetable crops. Despite advances in technology and acreage, Indian onion growers face challenges in realizing their full productivity potential. This study ...

    Authors: Rajiv B. Kale, Abhishek D. Gavhane, Vishal S. Thorat, S. S. Gadge, Sagar M. Wayal, Shivam Y. Gaikwad, Sharadveer Singh, Kiran S. Khandagale, Rohini Bhat and Vijay Mahajan
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:237
  15. Acyl-CoA-Binding proteins (ACBPs) function as coenzyme A transporters and play important roles in regulating plant growth and development in response to abiotic stress and phytohormones, as well as in membrane...

    Authors: Huayu Chang, Minhu Ma, Mingzhou Gu, Shanshan Li, Mengrun Li, Ganggang Guo and Guofang Xing
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:236
  16. Drought stress considered a key restrictive factor for a warm-season bermudagrass growth during summers in China. Genotypic variation against drought stress exists among bermudagrass (Cynodon sp.), but the select...

    Authors: Maryam Noor, Jibiao Fan, Muhammad Kaleem, Muhammad Tanveer Akhtar, Shixuan Jin, Usman Nazir, Chuan-Jie Zhang and Xuebing Yan
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:235
  17. Parthenium hysterophorus L. (Asteraceae) is a highly prevalent invasive species in subtropical regions across the world. It has recently been seen to shift from low (subtropical) to high (sub-temperate) elevation...

    Authors: Padma Sharma, Sonia Rathee, Mustaqeem Ahmad, Manzer H. Siddiqui, Saud Alamri, Shalinder Kaur, Ravinder K. Kohli, Harminder Pal Singh and Daizy R. Batish
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:234
  18. The study focuses on the global challenge of drought stress, which significantly impedes wheat production, a cornerstone of global food security. Drought stress disrupts cellular and physiological processes in...

    Authors: Mustafa Elnajar, Heshmat Aldesuquy, Mohamed Abdelmoteleb and Eladl Eltanahy
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:233
  19. Chrysanthemum, one of the four major cut flowers all over the world, is very sensitive to salinity during cultivation. DNA binding with one finger (DOF) transcription factors play important roles in biological...

    Authors: Peiling Li, Tingting Fang, Xinran Chong, Juanjuan Chen, Jianhua Yue and Zhiyong Wang
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:232
  20. Litsea coreana Levl. var. sinensis (Allen) Yang et P. H. Huang is a popular ethnic herb and beverage plant known for its high flavonoid content, which has been linked to a variety of pharmacological benefits and ...

    Authors: Na Xie, Qiqiang Guo, Huie Li, Gangyi Yuan, Qin Gui, Yang Xiao, Mengyun Liao and Lan Yang
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:231

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  21. Dendrobium spp. comprise a group of tropical orchids with ornamental and medicinal value. Dendrobium spp. are sensitive to low temperature, and the underlying cold response regulatory mechanisms in this group are...

    Authors: Zhiyuan Li, Shunjiao Lu, Shuangshuang Yi, Shunjin Mo, Xiaoyun Yu, Junmei Yin and Changqing Zhang
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:230
  22. BAHD acyltransferases are among the largest metabolic protein domain families in the genomes of terrestrial plants and play important roles in plant growth and development, aroma formation, and biotic and abio...

    Authors: Dahe Qiao, Chun Yang, Xiaozeng Mi, Mengsha Tang, Sihui Liang and Zhengwu Chen
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:229
  23. Together with other elevated areas, the Mountains of Central Asia are significantly threatened by ongoing climate change. The presence of refuges during the glaciations makes the region extremely rich in speci...

    Authors: Lizaveta Vintsek, Ewelina Klichowska, Arkadiusz Nowak and Marcin Nobis
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:228
  24. Plant growth and quality are often affected by environmental factors, including geographical location, climate, and soil. In this study, we describe the effect of altitudinal differences on the growth and acti...

    Authors: Lingling Wang, Shuo Zhao, Jianan Li and Guoying Zhou
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:226
  25. Plants are considered the primary source of many principal bioactive compounds that have been utilized in a wide range of applications including the pharmaceutical and biotechnological industries. Therefore, t...

    Authors: Doaa E. Elsherif, Fatmah A. Safhi, Asmaa M. Khalifa and Gehad A. Ragab
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:225
  26. Drought severely limits sunflower production especially at the seedling stage. To investigate the response mechanism of sunflowers to drought stress, we utilized two genotypes of sunflower materials with diffe...

    Authors: Huimin Shi, Jianhua Hou, Dandan Li, Haibo Hu, Yanxia Wang, Yang Wu and Liuxi Yi
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:224
  27. Triticale is making its way on dairy farms as an alternative forage crop. This requires the availability of high-yielding triticale varieties with good digestibility. Triticale forage breeding mainly focussed ...

    Authors: Anneleen De Zutter, Maria Chiara Piro, Steven Maenhout, Hans Peter Maurer, Johan De Boever, Hilde Muylle, Isabel Roldán-Ruiz and Geert Haesaert
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:223
  28. Genomic selection (GS) is an efficient breeding strategy to improve quantitative traits. It is necessary to calculate genomic estimated breeding values (GEBVs) for GS. This study investigated the prediction ac...

    Authors: Jeyun Yeon, Thuy Tien Phan Nguyen, Minkyung Kim and Sung-Chur Sim
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:222
  29. Most vegetable crops are severely affected by the uptake of heavy metals from the soil. Heavy metals in vegetable bodies generate reactive oxygen species (ROS) that unbalance the antioxidant defense system. Th...

    Authors: Muhammad Jamil, Ijaz Malook, Shafiq Ur Rehman, Muhammad Mudasar Aslam, Muhammad Fayyaz, Gulmeena Shah, Alevcan Kaplan, Muhammad Nauman Khan, Baber Ali, Rana Roy, Sezai Ercisli, Steve Harakeh, Mohammed Moulay, Muhammad Ammar Javed and Amany H. A. Abeed
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:221
  30. Riboflavin is the precursor of several cofactors essential for normal physical and cognitive development, but only plants and some microorganisms can produce it. Humans thus rely on their dietary intake, which...

    Authors: Maria Faustino, Tiago Lourenço, Simon Strobbe, Da Cao, André Fonseca, Isabel Rocha, Dominique Van Der Straeten and M. Margarida Oliveira
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:220
  31. Drought is considered the main environmental factor restricting apple production and thus the development of the apple industry. Rootstocks play an important role in enhancing the drought tolerance of apple pl...

    Authors: Xiaohan Li, Yitong Liu, Wei Hu, Baoying Yin, Bowen Liang, Zhongyong Li, Xueying Zhang, Jizhong Xu and Shasha Zhou
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:219
  32. In viticulture, iron (Fe) chlorosis is a common abiotic stress that impairs plant development and leads to yield and quality losses. Under low availability of the metal, the applied N form (nitrate and ammoniu...

    Authors: Sarhan Khalil, Rebeka Strah, Arianna Lodovici, Petr Vojta, Federica De Berardinis, Jörg Ziegler, Maruša Pompe Novak, Laura Zanin, Nicola Tomasi, Astrid Forneck and Michaela Griesser
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:218
  33. Catalpa bungei is a precious timber species distributed in North China where drought often occurs. To clarify adaptive responses of C. bungei to partial- and full- root-zone drought under the influence of nitroge...

    Authors: Ting Xu, Zhiyong Wang, Ziye Wang, Mengfan Guo, Xintong Wang, Xuelian He, Junhui Wang, Siddiq Ur Rahman, Mohammed Bourhia, Abdulaziz Abdullah Alsahli and Yi Zhang
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:217
  34. Seed dormancy is a biological mechanism that prevents germination until favorable conditions for the subsequent generation of plants are encountered. Therefore, this mechanism must be effectively established d...

    Authors: Minsu Park, Sang-Yoon Shin, Hongman Moon, Woochang Choi and Chanseok Shin
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:215
  35. Barley (H. vulgare L.) is an important cereal crop cultivated across various climates globally. Barley and its ancestor (H. vulgare subsp. spontaneum) are an economically valuable model for genetic research and i...

    Authors: Hooman Shirvani, Ali Ashraf Mehrabi, Mohsen Farshadfar, Hooshmand Safari, Ali Arminian, Foad Fatehi, Alireza Pouraboughadareh and Peter Poczai
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:214
  36. KNOTTED1-like homeobox (KNOX) genes, plant-specific homologous box transcription factors (TFs), play a central role in regulating plant growth, development, organ formation, and response to biotic and abiotic str...

    Authors: Yang Jiao, Jiaqi Tan, Hui Guo, Bin Huang, Yeqing Ying, Muthusamy Ramakrishnan and Zhijun Zhang
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:213
  37. The growing trend of introducing wild plant species into urban environments necessitates the identification of novel species adapted to prevailing conditions. A promising reservoir of such species may be xerot...

    Authors: Dawid Kocot, Barbara Nowak and Ewa Sitek
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:212
  38. Persian walnut (Juglans regia) and Manchurian walnut (Juglans mandshurica) belong to Juglandaceae, which are vulnerable, temperate deciduous perennial trees with high economical, ecological, and industrial values...

    Authors: Jiayu Ma, Dongjun Zuo, Xuedong Zhang, Haochen Li, Hang Ye, Nijing Zhang, Mengdi Li, Meng Dang, Fangdong Geng, Huijuan Zhou and Peng Zhao
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:211
  39. Different metabolic compounds give pepper leaves and fruits their diverse colors. Anthocyanin accumulation is the main cause of the purple color of pepper leaves. The light environment is a critical factor aff...

    Authors: Yao Zhou, Weisheng Wu, Ying Sun, Yiyu Shen, Lianzhen Mao, Yunhua Dai, Bozhi Yang and Zhoubin Liu
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:210
  40. Salinity stress can significantly delay plant growth. It can disrupt water and nutrient uptake, reducing crop yields and poor plant health. The use of strigolactone can be an effective technique to overcome th...

    Authors: Subhan Danish, Misbah Hareem, Khadim Dawar, Tayyaba Naz, Muhammad Mazhar Iqbal, Mohammad Javed Ansari, Saleh H. Salmen and Rahul Datta
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:209
  41. Bacterial wilt caused by Ralstonia solanacearum severely affects peanut (Arachis hypogaea L.) yields. The breeding of resistant cultivars is an efficient means of controlling plant diseases. Therefore, identifica...

    Authors: Xiao Wang, Feiyan Qi, Ziqi Sun, Hongfei Liu, Yue Wu, Xiaohui Wu, Jing Xu, Hua Liu, Li Qin, Zhenyu Wang, Suling Sang, Wenzhao Dong, Bingyan Huang, Zheng Zheng and Xinyou Zhang
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:207
  42. Plants mediate several defense mechanisms to withstand abiotic stresses. Several gene families respond to stress as well as multiple transcription factors to minimize abiotic stresses without minimizing their ...

    Authors: Bahareh Fatahi, Karim Sorkheh and Adriano Sofo
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:206
  43. Gynostemma pentaphyllum, an ancient Chinese herbal medicine, serves as a natural source of gypenosides with significant medicinal properties. Basic helix-loop-helix (bHLH) transcription factors play pivotal roles...

    Authors: Yanhong Qin, Jinmei Li, Jianhua Chen, Shaochang Yao, Liangbo Li, Rongshao Huang, Yong Tan, Ruhong Ming and Ding Huang
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:205
  44. The Irano-Turanian region is one of the largest floristic regions in the world and harbors a high percentage of endemics, including cushion-like and dwarf-shrubby taxa. Onobrychis cornuta is an important cushion-...

    Authors: Zahra Tayebi, Mahtab Moghaddam, Mohammad Mahmoodi and Shahrokh Kazempour-Osaloo
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:204
  45. Quinoa leaves demonstrate a diverse array of colors, offering a potential enhancement to landscape aesthetics and the development of leisure-oriented sightseeing agriculture in semi-arid regions. This study ut...

    Authors: Min Zhang, Yueyou Li, Junling Wang, Shaopu Shang, Hongxia Wang, Xinlei Yang, Chuan Lu, Mei Wang, Xinbo Sun, Xiaoqing Liu, Xiaoxia Wang, Boxiang Wei, Wei Lv and Guojun Mu
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:203
  46. Expansion and contraction of inverted repeats can cause considerable variation of plastid genomes (plastomes) in angiosperms. However, little is known about whether structural variations of plastomes are assoc...

    Authors: Jing Long, Wen-Chuang He, Huan-Wen Peng, Andrey S. Erst, Wei Wang and Kun-Li Xiang
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:202
  47. Michelia lacei W.W.Smith (Magnoliaceae), was classified as a Plant Species with Extremely Small Populations (PSESP) by the Yunnan Provincial Government in both action plans of 2012 and 2021. This evergreen tree i...

    Authors: Yang Liu, Lei Cai and Weibang Sun
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:200

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