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  1. Drought stress poses a significant threat to agricultural productivity, especially in areas susceptible to water scarcity. Sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) is a widely cultivated oilseed crop with considerable po...

    Authors: Farkhanda Ashraf and Ejaz Hussain Siddiqi
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:592
  2. Light deficit in shaded environment critically impacts the growth and development of turf plants. Despite this fact, past research has predominantly concentrated on shade avoidance rather than shade tolerance....

    Authors: Guangyang Wang, Jinyan Mao, Mingxia Ji, Wei Wang and Jinmin Fu
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:591
  3. The Prunus sibirica seeds with rich oils has great utilization, but contain amygdalin that can be hydrolyzed to release toxic HCN. Thus, how to effectively reduce seed amygdalin content of P. sibirica is an inter...

    Authors: Feng Chen, Junxin Zang, Zirui Wang, Jing Wang, Lingling Shi, Yu Xiu, Shanzhi Lin and Weijun Lin
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:590
  4. The plant-specific YABBY transcription factor family plays important roles in plant growth and development, particularly leaf growth, floral organ formation, and secondary metabolite synthesis.

    Authors: Tingting Shi, Ling Zhou, Yunfang Ye, Xiulian Yang, Lianggui Wang and Yuanzheng Yue
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:589
  5. Soapberry (Sapindus mukorossi) is an economically important multifunctional tree species. Triterpenoid saponins have many functions in soapberry. However, the types of uridine diphosphate (UDP) glucosyltransferas...

    Authors: Mingzhu Zhou, Jialin Fan, Yuhan Gao, Chunyuan Zheng, Yuanyuan Xu, Liming Jia, Xinmin An and Zhong Chen
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:588
  6. Monoacylglycerol lipase (MAGL) genes belong to the alpha/beta hydrolase superfamily, catalyze the terminal step of triglyceride (TAG) hydrolysis, converting monoacylglycerol (MAG) into free fatty acids and glycer...

    Authors: Zhibin Zhou, Yao Chen, Mengyuan Yan, Shuqi Zhao, Feifei Li, Shuxun Yu, Zhen Feng and Libei Li
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:587
  7. Soybean establishes a mutualistic interaction with nitrogen-fixing rhizobacteria, acquiring most of its nitrogen requirements through symbiotic nitrogen fixation. This crop is susceptible to water deficit; evi...

    Authors: María Martha Sainz, Carla V. Filippi, Guillermo Eastman, Mariana Sotelo-Silveira, Sofía Zardo, Mauro Martínez-Moré, José Sotelo-Silveira and Omar Borsani
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:585
  8. High temperatures significantly affect the growth, development, and yield of plants. Anoectochilus roxburghii prefers a cool and humid environment, intolerant of high temperatures. It is necessary to enhance the ...

    Authors: Linghui Zhang, Heyue Yang, Mengxia Zheng, Guo Zhou, Yuesheng Yang and Siwen Liu
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:584
  9. Leaf morphology plays a crucial role in photosynthetic efficiency and yield potential in crops. Cigar tobacco plants, which are derived from common tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum L.), possess special leaf characteris...

    Authors: Yan Ji, Guoxiang Liu, Sifan Yan, Xun Jiang, Mengting Wu, Wei Liu, Yuan Li, Aiguo Yang, Peigang Dai, Shuaibin Du, Yangyang Li, Jun Wang and Xingwei Zhang
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:583
  10. Crop-associated microorganisms play a crucial role in soil nutrient cycling, and crop growth, and health. Fine-scale patterns in soil microbial community diversity and composition are commonly regulated by pla...

    Authors: Umar Daraz, Adesuwa S. Erhunmwunse, José C. B. Dubeux Jr., Cheryl Mackowiak, Hui-Ling Liao and Xiao-Bo Wang
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:582
  11. Asparagus is a nutritionally dense stem vegetable whose growth and development are correlated with its quality and yield. To investigate the dynamic changes and underlying mechanisms during the elongation and ...

    Authors: Maolin He, Peiran Chen, Mengyao Li, Fengyun Lei, Wei Lu, Chengyao Jiang, Junting Liu, Yanwen Li, Jiachang Xiao and Yangxia Zheng
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:581
  12. Tropospheric ozone is an air pollutant that causes negative effects on vegetation, leading to significant losses in crop productivity. It is generated by chemical reactions in the presence of sunlight between ...

    Authors: Angel Orts, Salvadora Navarro-Torre, Sandra Macías-Benítez, José M. Orts, Emilia Naranjo, Angélica Castaño and Juan Parrado
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:580
  13. The quality of maize kernels is significantly enhanced by amino acids, which are the fundamental building blocks of proteins. Meanwhile, calcium (Ca) and magnesium (Mg), as important nutrients for maize growth...

    Authors: Zhaoquan He, Xue Shang, Xiukang Wang, Yingying Xing, Tonghui Zhang and Jianying Yun
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:579
  14. Wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) is one of the most important cereal crop species worldwide, but its growth and development are adversely influenced by drought stress. However, the application of trace elements is kn...

    Authors: Mirza Hasanuzzaman, Md. Rakib Hossain Raihan, Ayesha Siddika, Kirti Bardhan, Md. Sarwar Hosen and P. V. Vara Prasad
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:578
  15. Seed retention is the basic prerequisite for seed harvest. However, only little breeding progress has been achieved for this trait in the major forage grasses. The aim of this study was to evaluate the potenti...

    Authors: Mareike Kavka, Andreas Balles, Christof Böhm, Klaus J. Dehmer, Christian Fella, Felix Rose, Bernhard Saal, Sabine Schulze, Evelin Willner and Michael Melzer
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:577
  16. Little leaf disease caused by phytoplasma infection is a significant threat to eggplant (also known as brinjal) cultivation in India. This study focused on the molecular characterisation of the phytoplasma str...

    Authors: Muthusamy Karthikeyan, Gawande Priya Yogiraj, Thiyagarajan Elaiyabharathi, Bonipas Antony John Jesu, Iruthayasamy Johnson, Shajith Basha Jaffer, Shanmuga Priya Dhanabalan, Narayanan Manikanda Boopathi, Subbaiyan Marimuthu, Hamid Shobeiri Nejad, Dante L. Adorada and Sambasivam Periyannan
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:576
  17. Salvia miltiorrhiza, a well-known traditional Chinese medicine, frequently suffers from replant diseases that adversely affect its quality and yield. To elucidate S. miltiorrhiza’s metabolic adaptations to replan...

    Authors: Mei Jiang, YaXing Yan, BingQian Zhou, Jian Li, Li Cui, LanPing Guo and Wei Liu
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:575
  18. Fruit cracking impacts the quality of sweet cherry, significantly affecting its marketability due to increased susceptibility to injury, aesthetic flaws, and susceptibility to pathogens. The effect of 1% biofi...

    Authors: Burhan Ozturk, Husrev Akkaya, Erdal Aglar and Onur Saracoglu
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:574
  19. The GRAS gene family is a class of plant-specific transcription factors with important roles in many biological processes, such as signal transduction, disease resistance and stress tolerance, plant growth and de...

    Authors: Haifei Lu, Jianmin Xu, Guangyou Li, Tailin Zhong, Danwei Chen and Jiabin Lv
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:573
  20. Nitrogen (N) availability is crucial in regulating plants’ abiotic stress resistance, particularly at the seedling stage. Nevertheless, plant responses to N under salinity conditions may vary depending on the ...

    Authors: Javaria Noor, Izhar Ahmad, Abd Ullah, Babar Iqbal, Shazma Anwar, Arshad Jalal, Mohammad K. Okla, Ibrahim A. Alaraidh, Hamada Abdelgawad and Shah Fahad
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:572
  21. Sucrose accumulation in sugarcane is affected by several environmental and genetic factors, with plant moisture being of critical importance for its role in the synthesis and transport of sugars within the can...

    Authors: Carolina Saavedra-Díaz, Jhon Henry Trujillo-Montenegro, Hugo Arley Jaimes, Alejandra Londoño, Fredy Antonio Salazar Villareal, Luis Orlando López, Carlos Arturo Viveros Valens, Jershon López-Gerena, John J. Riascos, Yeison Mauricio Quevedo and Fernando S. Aguilar
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:570
  22. Changing climate is causing erratic rainfall and prolonged drought periods, thus posing serious threats to crop productivity. Owing to severity of drought events, it is imperative to take proactive measures to...

    Authors: Umair Ashraf, Shakeel Ahmad Anjum, Sidra Naseer, Anees Abbas, Muhammad Abrar, Mohsin Nawaz and Kebo Luo
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:569
  23. Wheat grain development in the first few days after pollination determines the number of endosperm cells that influence grain yield potential and is susceptible to various environmental conditions, including h...

    Authors: Nathan Abshire, Andrew L. Hauck, Harkamal Walia and Toshihiro Obata
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:568
  24. Cadmium (Cd) is a nonessential element in plants and has adverse effects on the growth and development of plants. However, the molecular mechanisms of Cd phytotoxicity, tolerance and accumulation in hyperaccum...

    Authors: Juncai Wang, Xunfeng Chen, Shaohua Chu, Kashif Hayat, Yaowei Chi, Xiaofeng Liao, Hongliang Zhang, Yuangui Xie, Pei Zhou and Dan Zhang
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:567
  25. Plants can retain atmospheric particulate matter (PM) through their unique foliar microstructures, which has a profound impact on the phyllosphere microbial communities. Yet, the underlying mechanisms linking ...

    Authors: Liren Xu, Yichao Liu, Shuxiang Feng, Chong Liu, Xinyu Zhong, Yachao Ren, Yujun Liu, Yinran Huang and Minsheng Yang
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:566
  26. AP2/ERF is a large family of plant transcription factor proteins that play essential roles in signal transduction, plant growth and development, and responses to various stresses. The AP2/ERF family has been i...

    Authors: Lei Ma, Qianqian Shi, Qin Ma, Xiaona Wang, Xin Chen, Peilin Han, Yingli Luo, Haichao Hu, Xitong Fei and Anzhi Wei
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:565
  27. Three Amino acid Loop Extension (TALE) belongs to the homeobox group of genes that are important constituents of plant systems. The TALE gene family is instrumental not only in growth and development but also ...

    Authors: Sheraz Ahmad, Khushboo Khan, Ibrahim A. Saleh, Mohammad K. Okla, Ibrahim A. Alaraidh, Hamada AbdElgawad, Muhammad Naeem, Naveed Ahmad and Shah Fahad
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:564
  28. Drought is a leading environmental factor affecting plant growth. To explore the drought tolerance mechanism of asparagus, this study analyzed the responses of two asparagus varieties, namely, ‘Jilv3’ (drought...

    Authors: Xuhong Zhang, Changzhi Han, Yubo Wang, Tao Liu, Yuqin Liang and Yanpo Cao
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:563
  29. On tropical regions, phosphorus (P) fixation onto aluminum and iron oxides in soil clays restricts P diffusion from the soil to the root surface, limiting crop yields. While increased root surface area favors ...

    Authors: Barbara Hufnagel, Karine C. Bernardino, Marcos Malosetti, Sylvia M. Sousa, Lidianne A. Silva, Claudia Teixeira Guimaraes, Antônio Marcos Coelho, Thiago Teixeira Santos, Joao H. M. Viana, Robert E. Schaffert, Leon V. Kochian, Fred A. Eeuwijk and Jurandir V. Magalhaes
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:562
  30. Somatic embryogenesis (SE) is recognized as a promising technology for plant vegetative propagation. Although previous studies have identified some key regulators involved in the SE process in plant, our knowl...

    Authors: Shengkan Chen, Dongqiang Guo, Ziyu Deng, Qinglan Tang, Changrong Li, Yufei Xiao, Lianxiang Zhong and Bowen Chen
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:561
  31. The generation of new eggplant (Solanum melongena L.) cultivars with drought tolerance is a main challenge in the current context of climate change. In this study, the eight parents (seven of S. melongena and one...

    Authors: Martín Flores-Saavedra, Mariola Plazas, Pietro Gramazio, Oscar Vicente, Santiago Vilanova and Jaime Prohens
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:560
  32. Rainfed regions have inconsistent spatial and temporal rainfall. So, these regions could face water deficiency during critical stages of crop growth. In this regard, multi-environment trials could play a key r...

    Authors: Hamid Hatami Maleki, Behrouz Vaezi, Askar Jozeyan, Amir Mirzaei, Reza Darvishzadeh, Shahryar Dashti, Hossein Abdi and Hossein Zeinalzadeh-Tabrizi
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:559
  33. Wheat is one of the important grain crops in the world. The formation of lesion spots related to cell death is involved in disease resistance, whereas the regulatory pathway of lesion spot production and resis...

    Authors: Cong Li, Lei Yan, Qian Liu, Rong Tian, Surong Wang, Muhammad Faisal Umer, Muhammad Junaid Jalil, Md Nahibuzzaman Lohani, Yanlin Liu, Huaping Tang, Qiang Xu, Qiantao Jiang, Guoyue Chen, Pengfei Qi, Yunfeng Jiang, Lulu Gou…
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:558
  34. In the course of their life, plants face a multitude of environmental anomaly that affects their growth and production. In recent decades, lead (Pb) gained an increasing attention as it is among the most signi...

    Authors: Reda E. Abdelhameed, Hanan Abdalla and Mohamed Abdel-Haleem
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:557
  35. Perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) are emerging contaminants of increasing concern due to their presence in the environment, with potential impacts on ecosystems and human health. These substances are considere...

    Authors: Fabrizio Pietrini, Anna Wyrwicka-Drewniak, Laura Passatore, Isabel Nogués, Massimo Zacchini and Enrica Donati
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:556
  36. Selenium is essential for livestock and human health. The traditional way of adding selenium to livestock diets has limitations, and there is a growing trend to provide livestock with a safe and efficient sour...

    Authors: Pengbo Sun, Gentu Ge, Lin Sun, Shuai Du, Yichao Liu, Xingquan Yan, Jiawei Zhang, Yuhan Zhang, Zhijun Wang and Yushan Jia
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:555
  37. Epidermal patterning factor / -like (EPF/EPFL) gene family encodes a class of cysteine-rich secretory peptides, which are widelyfound in terrestrial plants.Multiple studies has indicated that EPF/EPFLs might play...

    Authors: Pengtao Li, Zilin Zhao, Wenkui Wang, Tao Wang, Nan Hu, Yangyang Wei, Zhihao Sun, Yu Chen, Yanfang Li, Qiankun Liu, Shuhan Yang, Juwu Gong, Xianghui Xiao, Yuling Liu, Yuzhen Shi, Renhai Peng…
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:554
  38. The study offers insightful information about the adaptability of local and imported Chili cultivars. This experiment examines how three different chili cultivars Tanjung, Unpad, and Osaka perform in the germi...

    Authors: Farhan Ahmad, Kusumiyati Kusumiyati, Mochamad Arief Soleh, Muhammad Rabnawaz Khan and Ristina Siti Sundari
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:553
  39. The interaction of proteins with RNA in the cell is crucial to orchestrate all steps of RNA processing. RNA interactome capture (RIC) techniques have been implemented to catalogue RNA- binding proteins in the ...

    Authors: Marlene Reichel, Olga Schmidt, Mandy Rettel, Frank Stein, Tino Köster, Falk Butter and Dorothee Staiger
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:552
  40. Alcea rosea L. is a traditional flower with a long cultivation history. It is extensively cultivated in China and is widely planted in green belt parks or used as cut flowers and potted ornamental because of its ...

    Authors: Yuanzhi Luo, Yifeng Li, Xiancai Yin, Wanqing Deng, Jianwei Liao, Yuanzhi Pan, Beibei Jiang, Hongchen Yang, Keying Ding and Yin Jia
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:551
  41. Boron (B) is a micronutrient, but excessive levels can cause phytotoxicity, impaired growth, and reduced photosynthesis. B toxicity arises from over-fertilization, high soil B levels, or irrigation with B-rich...

    Authors: Farhad Behtash, Farima Mogheri, Ahmad Aghaee, Hanifeh Seyed Hajizadeh and Ozkan Kaya
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:550
  42. Ginseng (Panax ginseng C. A. Mey.) is an important and valuable medicinal plant species used in traditional Chinese medicine, and its metabolite ginsenoside is the primary active ingredient. The FAR1/FHY3 gene fa...

    Authors: Yang Jiang, Zixia Zeng, Gaohui He, Mengna Liu, Chang Liu, Mingming Liu, Tingting Lv, Aimin Wang, Yi Wang, Mingzhu Zhao, Kangyu Wang and Meiping Zhang
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:549
  43. Enhancing wheat productivity by implementing a comprehensive approach that combines irrigation, nutrition, and organic amendments shows potential for collectively enhancing crop performance. This study examine...

    Authors: A. S. Farouk, Ahmed M. Abdelghany, A. A. Shehab, Sh. E. Alwakel, Khaled M. Makled, Eman Naif, Honglei Ren and Sobhi F. Lamlom
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:548
  44. Apple Replant Disease (ARD) is common in major apple-growing regions worldwide, but the role of rhizosphere microbiota in conferring ARD resistance and promoting plant growth remains unclear.

    Authors: Rongye Qiao, Mingzhen Xu, Jihang Jiang, Zhen Song, Meibin Wang, Lei Yang, Hui Guo and Zhiquan Mao
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:546
  45. Bracts are important for ornamental plants, and their developmental regulation process is complex; however, relatively little research has been conducted on bracts. In this study, physiological, biochemical an...

    Authors: Xiangdong Liu, Yaonan Peng, Qinghui Zeng, Yuwan Ma, Jin Liu, Yaqi Huang, Xiaoying Yu, Jun Luo, Yanlin Li, Meng Li and Fuxiang Cao
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:543
  46. The glandular trichomes of tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum) can efficiently produce secondary metabolites. They act as natural bioreactors, and their natural products function to protect plants against insect-pests an...

    Authors: Mingli Chen, Zhiyuan Li, Xinxi He, Zhe Zhang, Dong Wang, Luying Cui, Minmin Xie, Zeyu Zhao, Quan Sun, Dahai Wang, Jiameng Dai and Daping Gong
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:541
  47. Diosgenin is an important steroidal precursor renowned for its diverse medicinal uses. It is predominantly sourced from Dioscorea species, particularly Dioscorea zingiberensis. Dioscorea zingiberensis has an abil...

    Authors: Shi xian Sun, Yanmei Li, Lu Jia, Shili Ye and Yunpeng Luan
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2024 24:540

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