Cytological and transcriptome analyses reveal OsPUB73 defect affects the gene expression associated with tapetum or pollen exine abnormality in rice
As one of the main crops in the world, sterility of rice (Oryza sativa L.) significantly affects the production and leads to yield decrease. Our previous research showed that OsPUB73, which encodes U-box domain-c... (Source: BMC Plant Biology)
Source: BMC Plant Biology - December 10, 2019 Category: Biology Authors: Lin Chen, Ruilian Deng, Guoqiang Liu, Jing Jin, Jinwen Wu and Xiangdong Liu Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Comparative transcriptome and histological analyses of wheat in response to phytotoxic aphid Schizaphis graminum and non-phytotoxic aphid Sitobion avenae feeding
Infestation of the phytotoxic aphid Schizaphis graminum can rapidly induce leaf chlorosis in susceptible plants, but this effect is not observed with the nonphytotoxic aphid Sitobion avenae. However, few studies ... (Source: BMC Plant Biology)
Source: BMC Plant Biology - December 10, 2019 Category: Biology Authors: Yong Zhang, Yu Fu, Jia Fan, Qian Li, Fr édéric Francis and Julian Chen Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Unraveling candidate genes underlying biomass digestibility in elephant grass (Cenchrus purpureus)
Elephant grass [Cenchrus purpureus (Schumach.) Morrone] is used for bioenergy and animal feed. In order to identify candidate genes that could be exploited for marker-assisted selection in elephant grass, this st... (Source: BMC Plant Biology)
Source: BMC Plant Biology - December 10, 2019 Category: Biology Authors: Jo ão Romero do Amaral Santos de Carvalho Rocha, Tiago de Souza Marçal, Felipe Vicentino Salvador, Adriel Carlos da Silva, Pedro Crescencio Souza Carneiro, Marcos Deon Vilela de Resende, Jailton da Costa Carneiro, Ana Luisa Sousa Azevedo, Jorge Fernando Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Differential gene expression among three sex types reveals a MALE STERILITY 1 (CpMS1) for sex differentiation in papaya
Carica papaya is a trioecious plant species with a genetic sex-determination system defined by sex chromosomes. Under unfavorable environmental conditions male and hermaphrodite exhibit sex-reversal. Previous ... (Source: BMC Plant Biology)
Source: BMC Plant Biology - December 9, 2019 Category: Biology Authors: Dessire é Zerpa-Catanho, Jennifer Wai, Ming Li Wang, Li’ang Yu, Julie Nguyen and Ray Ming Tags: Research article Source Type: research

PpCRN7 and PpCRN20 of Phythophthora parasitica regulate plant cell death leading to enhancement of host susceptibility
Phytophthora species secrete cytoplasmic effectors from a family named Crinkler (CRN), which are characterised by the presence of conserved specific domains in the N- and C-terminal regions. P. parasitica causes ... (Source: BMC Plant Biology)
Source: BMC Plant Biology - December 6, 2019 Category: Biology Authors: Heros J. Maximo, Ronaldo J. D. Dalio, Renata O. Dias, Celso G. Litholdo Jr, Henrique L. Felizatti and Marcos A. Machado Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Genome-wide association study of agronomic traits in bread wheat reveals novel putative alleles for future breeding programs
Identification of loci for agronomic traits and characterization of their genetic architecture are crucial in marker-assisted selection (MAS). Genome-wide association studies (GWAS) have increasingly been used... (Source: BMC Plant Biology)
Source: BMC Plant Biology - December 5, 2019 Category: Biology Authors: Yousef Rahimi, Mohammad Reza Bihamta, Alireza Taleei, Hadi Alipour and P är K. Ingvarsson Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Transcriptomic and proteomic analysis reveals mechanisms of low pollen-pistil compatibility during water lily cross breeding
In water lily (Nymphaea) hybrid breeding, breeders often encounter non-viable seeds, which make it difficult to transfer desired or targeted genes of different Nymphaea germplasm. We found that pre-fertilization ... (Source: BMC Plant Biology)
Source: BMC Plant Biology - December 5, 2019 Category: Biology Authors: Chun-Qing Sun, Fa-Di Chen, Nian-Jun Teng, Yue-Mei Yao, Xi Shan and Zhong-Liang Dai Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Plastome phylogenomics, biogeography, and clade diversification of Paris (Melanthiaceae)
Paris (Melanthiaceae) is an economically important but taxonomically difficult genus, which is unique in angiosperms because some species have extremely large nuclear genomes. Phylogenetic relationships within Pa... (Source: BMC Plant Biology)
Source: BMC Plant Biology - December 5, 2019 Category: Biology Authors: Yunheng Ji, Lifang Yang, Mark W. Chase, Changkun Liu, Zhenyan Yang, Jin Yang, Jun-Bo Yang and Ting-Shuang Yi Tags: Research article Source Type: research

The role of seed appendage in improving the adaptation of a species in definite seasons: a case study of Atriplex centralasiatica
As a common accompanying dispersal structure, specialized seed appendages play a critical role in the successful germination and dispersal of many plants, and are regarded as an adaptation character for plants... (Source: BMC Plant Biology)
Source: BMC Plant Biology - December 4, 2019 Category: Biology Authors: Zhaoren Wang, Yufei Zhao, Yuanyuan Zhang, Baoshan Zhao, Zhen ’an Yang and Lijia Dong Tags: Research article Source Type: research

A T-DNA mutant screen that combines high-throughput phenotyping with the efficient identification of mutated genes by targeted genome sequencing
Nitrogen dioxide (NO2) triggers hypersensitive response (HR)-like cell death in Arabidopsis thaliana. A high-throughput mutant screen was established to identify genes involved in this type of programmed cell dea... (Source: BMC Plant Biology)
Source: BMC Plant Biology - December 4, 2019 Category: Biology Authors: Ulrike Frank, Susanne Kublik, D örte Mayer, Marion Engel, Michael Schloter, Jörg Durner and Frank Gaupels Tags: Methodology article Source Type: research

The host jasmonic acid pathway regulates the transcriptomic changes of dodder and host plant under the scenario of caterpillar feeding on dodder
Dodder (Cuscuta spp., Convolvulaceae) species are obligate leaf- and rootless parasites that totally depend on hosts to survive. Dodders naturally graft themselves to host stems to form vascular fusion, from whic... (Source: BMC Plant Biology)
Source: BMC Plant Biology - December 4, 2019 Category: Biology Authors: Yan Qin, Jingxiong Zhang, Christian Hettenhausen, Hui Liu, Shalan Li, Guojing Shen, Guoyan Cao and Jianqiang Wu Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Overexpression of TCP8 delays Arabidopsis flowering through a FLOWERING LOCUS C-dependent pathway
Flowering is a key process in the life cycle of plants. The transition from vegetative to reproductive growth is thus under sophisticated regulation by endogenous and environmental signals. The plant-specific ... (Source: BMC Plant Biology)
Source: BMC Plant Biology - December 3, 2019 Category: Biology Authors: Xiaoyan Wang, Xintong Xu, Xiaowei Mo, Luyao Zhong, Jiancong Zhang, Beixin Mo and Benke Kuai Tags: Research article Source Type: research

QTL identification for seed weight and size based on a high-density SLAF-seq genetic map in peanut (Arachis hypogaea L.)
The cultivated peanut is an important oil and cash crop grown worldwide. To meet the growing demand for peanut production each year, genetic studies and enhanced selection efficiency are essential, including l... (Source: BMC Plant Biology)
Source: BMC Plant Biology - December 3, 2019 Category: Biology Authors: Shengzhong Zhang, Xiaohui Hu, Huarong Miao, Ye Chu, Fenggao Cui, Weiqiang Yang, Chunming Wang, Yi Shen, Tingting Xu, Libo Zhao, Jiancheng Zhang and Jing Chen Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Transcriptomic and microstructural analyses in Liriodendron tulipifera Linn. reveal candidate genes involved in nectary development and nectar secretion
Nectar is a major floral attractant and reward for insects that ensures pollination. Liriodendron, a genus of the Magnoliaceae family, includes only two relict species, L. chinense and L. tulipifera, which are co... (Source: BMC Plant Biology)
Source: BMC Plant Biology - December 2, 2019 Category: Biology Authors: Huanhuan Liu, Jikai Ma and Huogen Li Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Mapping of fire blight resistance in Malus ×robusta 5 flowers following artificial inoculation
Although the most common path of infection for fire blight, a severe bacterial disease on apple, is via host plant flowers, quantitative trait loci (QTLs) for fire blight resistance to date have exclusively be... (Source: BMC Plant Biology)
Source: BMC Plant Biology - December 2, 2019 Category: Biology Authors: Andreas Peil, Christine H übert, Annette Wensing, Mary Horner, Ofere Francis Emeriewen, Klaus Richter, Thomas Wöhner, David Chagné, Carolina Orellana-Torrejon, Munazza Saeed, Michela Troggio, Erika Stefani, Susan E. Gardiner, Magda-Viola Hanke, Henryk Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Transcriptional profiling of long noncoding RNAs associated with leaf-color mutation in Ginkgo biloba L
Long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) play an important role in diverse biological processes and have been widely studied in recent years. However, the roles of lncRNAs in leaf pigment formation in ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba ... (Source: BMC Plant Biology)
Source: BMC Plant Biology - November 29, 2019 Category: Biology Authors: Yaqiong Wu, Jing Guo, Tongli Wang, Fuliang Cao and Guibin Wang Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Auxin and cytokinin coordinate the dormancy and outgrowth of axillary bud in strawberry runner
Axillary buds allow the production of either vegetative or reproductive shoots, which display a plastic developmental potential of the plant to suit the prevailing environmental changes. Strawberry represents ... (Source: BMC Plant Biology)
Source: BMC Plant Biology - November 29, 2019 Category: Biology Authors: Yuting Qiu, Si Cong Guan, Chenjin Wen, Peng Li, Zhen Gao and Xu Chen Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Comparative metabolomic analysis reveals the variations in taxoids and flavonoids among three Taxus species
Trees of the genus Taxus are highly valuable medicinal plants with multiple pharmacological effects on various cancer treatments. Paclitaxel from Taxus trees is an efficient and widely used anticancer drug, howev... (Source: BMC Plant Biology)
Source: BMC Plant Biology - November 29, 2019 Category: Biology Authors: Ting Zhou, Xiujun Luo, Chengchao Zhang, Xinyun Xu, Chunna Yu, Zhifang Jiang, Lei Zhang, Huwei Yuan, Bingsong Zheng, Erxu Pi and Chenjia Shen Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Overexpression of OsPUB41, a Rice E3 ubiquitin ligase induced by cell wall degrading enzymes, enhances immune responses in Rice and Arabidopsis
Cell wall degrading enzymes (CWDEs) induce plant immune responses and E3 ubiquitin ligases are known to play important roles in regulating plant defenses. Expression of the rice E3 ubiquitin ligase, OsPUB41, is e... (Source: BMC Plant Biology)
Source: BMC Plant Biology - November 29, 2019 Category: Biology Authors: Neha Rajendra Kachewar, Vishal Gupta, Ashish Ranjan, Hitendra Kumar Patel and Ramesh V. Sonti Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Quantile function modeling with application to salinity tolerance analysis of plant data
In plant science, the study of salinity tolerance is crucial to improving plant growth and productivity under saline conditions. Since quantile regression is a more robust, comprehensive and flexible method of... (Source: BMC Plant Biology)
Source: BMC Plant Biology - November 28, 2019 Category: Biology Authors: Gaurav Agarwal, Stephanie Saade, Mohammad Shahid, Mark Tester and Ying Sun Tags: Methodology Article Source Type: research

A metabolomics characterisation of natural variation in the resistance of cassava to whitefly
Cassava whitefly outbreaks were initially reported in East and Central Africa cassava (Manihot esculenta Crantz) growing regions in the 1990 ’s and have now spread to other geographical locations, becoming a globa... (Source: BMC Plant Biology)
Source: BMC Plant Biology - November 27, 2019 Category: Biology Authors: Laura Perez-Fons, Adriana Bohorquez-Chaux, Maria L. Irigoyen, Danielle C. Garceau, Kris Morreel, Wout Boerjan, Linda L. Walling, Luis Augusto Becerra Lopez-Lavalle and Paul D. Fraser Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Polysaccharide biosynthetic pathway profiling and putative gene mining of Dendrobium moniliforme using RNA-Seq in different tissues
Dendrobium moniliforme (Linnaeus) Swartz is a well-known plant used in traditional Chinese medicine due to bioactive constituents. Polysaccharides are the main medicinal ingredients, yet no studies have been publ... (Source: BMC Plant Biology)
Source: BMC Plant Biology - November 27, 2019 Category: Biology Authors: Yingdan Yuan, Jinchi Zhang, Justin Kallman, Xin Liu, Miaojing Meng and Jie Lin Tags: Research article Source Type: research

The grapevine homeobox gene VvHB58 influences seed and fruit development through multiple hormonal signaling pathways
The homeobox transcription factor has a diversity of functions during plant growth and development process. Previous transcriptome analyses of seed development in grape hybrids suggested that specific homeodom... (Source: BMC Plant Biology)
Source: BMC Plant Biology - November 27, 2019 Category: Biology Authors: Yunduan Li, Songlin Zhang, Ruzhuang Dong, Li Wang, Jin Yao, Steve van Nocker and Xiping Wang Tags: Research article Source Type: research

An isoform of the plastid RNA polymerase-associated protein FSD3 negatively regulates chloroplast development
Plastid-encoded RNA polymerase (PEP) plays an essential role in chloroplast development by governing the expression of genes involved in photosynthesis. At least 12 PEP-associated proteins (PAPs), including FS... (Source: BMC Plant Biology)
Source: BMC Plant Biology - November 27, 2019 Category: Biology Authors: Sangyool Lee, Young Hee Joung, Ju-Kon Kim, Yang Do Choi and Geupil Jang Tags: Research article Source Type: research

PI signal transduction and ubiquitination respond to dehydration stress in the red seaweed Gloiopeltis furcata under successive tidal cycles
Intermittent dehydration caused by tidal changes is one of the most important abiotic factors that intertidal seaweeds must cope with in order to retain normal growth and reproduction. However, the underlying ... (Source: BMC Plant Biology)
Source: BMC Plant Biology - November 27, 2019 Category: Biology Authors: Shun Liu, Zi-Min Hu, Quansheng Zhang, Xiaoqi Yang, Alan T. Critchley and Delin Duan Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Single-molecule real-time sequencing facilitates the analysis of transcripts and splice isoforms of anthers in Chinese cabbage (Brassica rapa L. ssp. pekinensis)
Anther development has been extensively studied at the transcriptional level, but a systematic analysis of full-length transcripts on a genome-wide scale has not yet been published. Here, the Pacific Bioscienc... (Source: BMC Plant Biology)
Source: BMC Plant Biology - November 27, 2019 Category: Biology Authors: Chong Tan, Hongxin Liu, Jie Ren, Xueling Ye, Hui Feng and Zhiyong Liu Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Genome-wide identification and characterization of the GDP-L-galactose phosphorylase gene family in bread wheat
Ascorbate is a powerful antioxidant in plants and an essential micronutrient for humans. The GDP-L-galactose phosphorylase (GGP) gene encodes the rate-limiting enzyme of the L-galactose pathway —the dominant ascor... (Source: BMC Plant Biology)
Source: BMC Plant Biology - November 26, 2019 Category: Biology Authors: Ronan C. Broad, Julien P. Bonneau, Jesse T. Beasley, Sally Roden, Joshua G. Philips, Ute Baumann, Roger P. Hellens and Alexander A. T. Johnson Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Rice defense responses are induced upon leaf rolling by an insect herbivore
Plant defense against herbivores begins with perception. The earlier plant detects the harm, the greater plant will benefit in its arm race with the herbivore. Before feeding, the larvae of the rice pest Cnaphalo... (Source: BMC Plant Biology)
Source: BMC Plant Biology - November 25, 2019 Category: Biology Authors: Jin-Hua Shi, Ze Sun, Xin-Jun Hu, Huanan Jin, Caroline Ngichop Foba, Hao Liu, Chao Wang, Le Liu, Feng-Feng Li and Man-Qun Wang Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Protective mechanisms of melatonin against selenium toxicity in Brassica napus: insights into physiological traits, thiol biosynthesis and antioxidant machinery
The ubiquitous signaling molecule melatonin (N-acetyl-5-methoxytryptamine) (MT) plays vital roles in plant development and stress tolerance. Selenium (Se) may be phytotoxic at high concentrations. Interactions be... (Source: BMC Plant Biology)
Source: BMC Plant Biology - November 21, 2019 Category: Biology Authors: Zaid Ulhassan, Qian Huang, Rafaqat Ali Gill, Skhawat Ali, Theodore Mulembo Mwamba, Basharat Ali, Faiza Hina and Weijun Zhou Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Seasonal and diurnal patterns of non-structural carbohydrates in source and sink tissues in field maize
Carbohydrate partitioning and utilization is a key determinant of growth rate and of yield in plants and crops. There are few studies on crops in field conditions. In Arabidopsis, starch accumulation in leaves is... (Source: BMC Plant Biology)
Source: BMC Plant Biology - November 21, 2019 Category: Biology Authors: Xiao-Gui Liang, Zhen Gao, Li Zhang, Si Shen, Xue Zhao, Yun-Peng Liu, Li-Li Zhou, Matthew J. Paul and Shun-Li Zhou Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Whole-transcriptome RNA sequencing reveals the global molecular responses and ceRNA regulatory network of mRNAs, lncRNAs, miRNAs and circRNAs in response to copper toxicity in Ziyang Xiangcheng (Citrus junos Sieb. Ex Tanaka)
This study aims to uncover the global landscape of mRNAs, long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs),... (Source: BMC Plant Biology)
Source: BMC Plant Biology - November 21, 2019 Category: Biology Authors: Xing-Zheng Fu, Xiao-Yong Zhang, Jie-Ya Qiu, Xue Zhou, Meng Yuan, Yi-Zhong He, Chang-Pin Chun, Li Cao, Li-Li Ling and Liang-Zhi Peng Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Multiplex nucleotide editing by high-fidelity Cas9 variants with improved efficiency in rice
Application of the CRISPR/Cas9 system or its derived base editors enables targeted genome modification, thereby providing a programmable tool to exploit gene functions and to improve crop traits. (Source: BMC Plant Biology)
Source: BMC Plant Biology - November 21, 2019 Category: Biology Authors: Wen Xu, Wei Song, Yongxing Yang, Ying Wu, Xinxin Lv, Shuang Yuan, Ya Liu and Jinxiao Yang Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Auxin protects Arabidopsis thaliana cell suspension cultures from programmed cell death induced by the cellulose biosynthesis inhibitors thaxtomin A and isoxaben
Thaxtomin A (TA) is a natural cellulose biosynthesis inhibitor (CBI) synthesized by the potato common scab-causing pathogen Streptomyces scabies. Inhibition of cellulose synthesis by TA compromises cell wall orga... (Source: BMC Plant Biology)
Source: BMC Plant Biology - November 21, 2019 Category: Biology Authors: Fatima Awwad, Guillaume Bertrand, Michel Grandbois and Nathalie Beaudoin Tags: Research article Source Type: research

The ABA-induced soybean ERF transcription factor gene GmERF75 plays a role in enhancing osmotic stress tolerance in Arabidopsis and soybean
Ethylene-responsive factors (ERFs) play important roles in plant growth and development and the response to adverse environmental factors, including abiotic and biotic stresses. (Source: BMC Plant Biology)
Source: BMC Plant Biology - November 20, 2019 Category: Biology Authors: Meng-Jie Zhao, Li-Juan Yin, Ying Liu, Jian Ma, Jia-Cheng Zheng, Jin-Hao Lan, Jin-Dong Fu, Ming Chen, Zhao-Shi Xu and You-Zhi Ma Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Twelve complete chloroplast genomes of wild peanuts: great genetic resources and a better understanding of Arachis phylogeny
The cultivated peanut (Arachis hypogaea) is one of the most important oilseed crops worldwide, however, its improvement is restricted by its narrow genetic base. The highly variable wild peanut species, especiall... (Source: BMC Plant Biology)
Source: BMC Plant Biology - November 19, 2019 Category: Biology Authors: Juan Wang, Yuan Li, Chunjuan Li, Caixia Yan, Xiaobo Zhao, Cuiling Yuan, Quanxi Sun, Chengren Shi and Shihua Shan Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Phenotypic analysis combined with tandem mass tags (TMT) labeling reveal the heterogeneity of strawberry stolon buds
Ramet propagation in strawberry (Fragaria × ananassa) is the most effective way in production. However, the lack of systematically phenotypic observations and high-throughput methods limits our ability to analyze... (Source: BMC Plant Biology)
Source: BMC Plant Biology - November 19, 2019 Category: Biology Authors: Ling Guan, Mizhen Zhao, Yaming Qian, Hongmei Yu, Jin Xia and Ejiao Wu Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Identification of Bna.IAA7.C05 as allelic gene for dwarf mutant generated from tissue culture in oilseed rape
Plant height is one of the most important agronomic traits in many crops due to its influence on lodging resistance and yield performance. Although progress has been made in the use of dwarfing genes in crop i... (Source: BMC Plant Biology)
Source: BMC Plant Biology - November 15, 2019 Category: Biology Authors: Hongtao Cheng, Fenwei Jin, Qamar U. Zaman, Bingli Ding, Mengyu Hao, Yi Wang, Yi Huang, Rachel Wells, Yun Dong and Qiong Hu Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Candidate genes for grape white rot resistance based on SMRT and Illumina sequencing
White rot is one of the most dangerous fungal diseases and can considerably affect grape berry production and quality. However, few studies have focused on this disease, and thus, finding candidate white rot r... (Source: BMC Plant Biology)
Source: BMC Plant Biology - November 15, 2019 Category: Biology Authors: Kai Su, Yinshan Guo, Yuhui Zhao, Hongyan Gao, Zhendong Liu, Kun Li, Li Ma and Xiuwu Guo Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Foliar application of sodium selenate induces regulation in yield formation, grain quality characters and 2-acetyl-1-pyrroline biosynthesis in fragrant rice
Selenium (Se) is a beneficial element for higher plants and essential for mammals. To study the effect of the foliar application of sodium selenate on fragrant rice performance, a pot experiment was conducted ... (Source: BMC Plant Biology)
Source: BMC Plant Biology - November 15, 2019 Category: Biology Authors: Haowen Luo, Bin Du, Longxin He, Axiang Zheng, Shenggang Pan and Xiangru Tang Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Genome-wide identification of the Dicer-like family in cotton and analysis of the DCL expression modulation in response to biotic stress in two contrasting commercial cultivars
Dicer-like proteins (DCLs) are essential players in RNA-silencing mechanisms, acting in gene regulation via miRNAs and in antiviral protection in plants and have also been associated to other biotic and abioti... (Source: BMC Plant Biology)
Source: BMC Plant Biology - November 15, 2019 Category: Biology Authors: Marianna O. Moura, Anna Karoline S. Fausto, Amanda Fanelli, Fernanda A. de F. Guedes, Tatiane da F. Silva, Elisson Romanel and Maite F. S. Vaslin Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Love on wings, a Dof family protein regulates floral vasculature in Vigna radiata
The interaction among plants and their pollinators has been a major factor which enriched floral traits known as pollination syndromes and promoted the diversification of flowering plants. One of the bee-polli... (Source: BMC Plant Biology)
Source: BMC Plant Biology - November 14, 2019 Category: Biology Authors: Wuxiu Guo, Xue Zhang, Qincheng Peng, Da Luo, Keyuan Jiao and Shihao Su Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Stability of petal color polymorphism: the significance of anthocyanin accumulation in photosynthetic tissues
Anthocyanins are the primary source of colour in flowers and also accumulate in vegetative tissues, where they have multiple protective roles traditionally attributed to early compounds of the metabolic pathwa... (Source: BMC Plant Biology)
Source: BMC Plant Biology - November 14, 2019 Category: Biology Authors: Jos é Carlos Del Valle, Cristina Alcalde-Eon, Mª. Teresa Escribano-Bailón, Mª. Luisa Buide, Justen B. Whittall and Eduardo Narbona Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Functional characterization of a liverworts bHLH transcription factor involved in the regulation of bisbibenzyls and flavonoids biosynthesis
The basic helix-loop-helix (bHLH) transcription factors (TFs), as one of the largest families of TFs, play important roles in the regulation of many secondary metabolites including flavonoids. Their involvemen... (Source: BMC Plant Biology)
Source: BMC Plant Biology - November 14, 2019 Category: Biology Authors: Yu Zhao, Yu-Ying Zhang, Hui Liu, Xiao-Shuang Zhang, Rong Ni, Piao-Yi Wang, Shuai Gao, Hong-Xiang Lou and Ai-Xia Cheng Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Identification and evaluation of reference genes for quantitative real-time PCR analysis in Polygonum cuspidatum based on transcriptome data
Polygonum cuspidatum of the Polygonaceae family is a traditional medicinal plant with many bioactive compounds that play important roles in human health and stress responses. Research has attempted to identify bi... (Source: BMC Plant Biology)
Source: BMC Plant Biology - November 14, 2019 Category: Biology Authors: Xiaowei Wang, Zhijun Wu, Wenqi Bao, Hongyan Hu, Mo Chen, Tuanyao Chai and Hong Wang Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Genome-wide identification and expression analysis of SWEET gene family in Litchi chinensis reveal the involvement of LcSWEET2a/3b in early seed development
SWEETs (Sugar Will Eventually be Exported transporters) function as sugar efflux transporters that perform diverse physiological functions, including phloem loading, nectar secretion, seed filling, and pathoge... (Source: BMC Plant Biology)
Source: BMC Plant Biology - November 14, 2019 Category: Biology Authors: Hanhan Xie, Dan Wang, Yaqi Qin, Anna Ma, Jiaxin Fu, Yonghua Qin, Guibing Hu and Jietang Zhao Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Transcriptomic and evolutionary analysis of the mechanisms by which P. argentatum, a rubber producing perennial, responds to drought
Guayule (Parthenium argentatum Gray) is a drought tolerant, rubber producing perennial shrub native to northern Mexico and the US Southwest. Hevea brasiliensis, currently the world ’s only source of natural rubber... (Source: BMC Plant Biology)
Source: BMC Plant Biology - November 13, 2019 Category: Biology Authors: Andrew D. L. Nelson, Grisel Ponciano, Colleen McMahan, Daniel C. Ilut, N. Ace Pugh, Diaa Eldin Elshikha, Douglas J. Hunsaker and Duke Pauli Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Linking a rapid throughput plate-assay with high-sensitivity stable-isotope label LCMS quantification permits the identification and characterisation of low β-L-ODAP grass pea lines
Grass pea (Lathyrus sativus) is an underutilised crop with high tolerance to drought and flooding stress and potential for maintaining food and nutritional security in the face of climate change. The presence of ... (Source: BMC Plant Biology)
Source: BMC Plant Biology - November 12, 2019 Category: Biology Authors: Peter M. F. Emmrich, Martin Rejzek, Lionel Hill, Paul Brett, Anne Edwards, Abhimanyu Sarkar, Rob A. Field, Cathie Martin and Trevor L. Wang Tags: Methodology article Source Type: research

Mining candidate gene for rice aluminum tolerance through genome wide association study and transcriptomic analysis
The genetic mechanism of aluminum (Al) tolerance in rice is great complicated. Uncovering genetic mechanism of Al tolerance in rice is the premise for Al tolerance improvement. Mining elite genes within rice l... (Source: BMC Plant Biology)
Source: BMC Plant Biology - November 12, 2019 Category: Biology Authors: Peng Zhang, Kaizhen Zhong, Zhengzheng Zhong and Hanhua Tong Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Characterization and T-DNA insertion sites identification of a multiple-branches mutant br in Betula platyphylla × Betula pendula
Plant architecture, which is mostly determined by shoot branching, plays an important role in plant growth and development. Thus, it is essential to explore the regulatory molecular mechanism of branching patt... (Source: BMC Plant Biology)
Source: BMC Plant Biology - November 12, 2019 Category: Biology Authors: Rui Han, Chenrui Gu, Ranhong Li, Wendi Xu, Shuo Wang, Chaoyi Liu, Chang Qu, Su Chen, Guifeng Liu, Qibin Yu, Jing Jiang and Huiyu Li Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Long-term, sustained feeding by Asian citrus psyllid disrupts salicylic acid homeostasis in sweet orange
Phloem-feeding insects are known to modulate the salicylic acid (SA) signaling pathway in various plant-insect interaction models. Diaphorina citri is a phloem feeding vector of the deadly phytopathogens, Candida... (Source: BMC Plant Biology)
Source: BMC Plant Biology - November 12, 2019 Category: Biology Authors: Freddy Ibanez, Joon Hyuk Suh, Yu Wang and Lukasz L. Stelinski Tags: Research article Source Type: research