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The MYB transcription factor PbMYB12b positively regulates flavonol biosynthesis in pear fruit.

BMC Plant Biol 2019 Feb 21;19(1):85. Epub 2019 Feb 21.

College of Horticulture, Northwest A&F University, Taicheng Road NO.3, Yangling, Shaanxi Province, China.

Background: As a class of natural antioxidants in plants, fruit flavonol metabolites are beneficial to human health. However, the regulatory networks for flavonol biosynthesis in most fruits are largely unknown. Previously, we reported a spontaneous pear bud sport 'Red Zaosu' (Pyrus bretschneideri Rehd. Read More

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February 2019

Genome-wide investigation of the AP2/ERF gene family in tartary buckwheat (Fagopyum Tataricum).

BMC Plant Biol 2019 Feb 20;19(1):84. Epub 2019 Feb 20.

College of Life Science, Sichuan Agricultural University, Ya'an, China.

Background: AP2/ERF transcription factors perform indispensable functions in various biological processes, such as plant growth, development, biotic and abiotic stresses responses. The AP2/ERF transcription factor family has been identified in many plants, and several AP2/ERF transcription factors from Arabidopsis thaliana (A. thaliana) have been functionally characterized. Read More

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February 2019

Root enhancement in cytokinin-deficient oilseed rape causes leaf mineral enrichment, increases the chlorophyll concentration under nutrient limitation and enhances the phytoremediation capacity.

BMC Plant Biol 2019 Feb 20;19(1):83. Epub 2019 Feb 20.

Institute of Biology/Applied Genetics, Dahlem Centre of Plant Sciences (DCPS), Freie Universität Berlin, Albrecht-Thaer-Weg 6, 14195, Berlin, Germany.

Background: Cytokinin is a negative regulator of root growth, and a reduction of the cytokinin content or signalling causes the formation a larger root system in model plants, improves their growth under drought and nutrient limitation and causes increased accumulation of elements in the shoot. Roots are an important but understudied target of plant breeding. Here we have therefore explored whether root enhancement by lowering the cytokinin content can also be achieved in oilseed rape (Brassica napus L. Read More

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February 2019

Developmental changes in collenchyma cell-wall polysaccharides in celery (Apium graveolens L.) petioles.

BMC Plant Biol 2019 Feb 19;19(1):81. Epub 2019 Feb 19.

School of Biological Sciences, The University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland Mail Centre, Auckland, 1142, New Zealand.

Background: Collenchyma cells occur widely in eudicotyledons and provide mechanical support for growing organs. At maturity, the cells are elongated and have thick, non-lignified walls, which in celery contain cellulose and pectic polysaccharides, together with xyloglucans and heteroxylans and heteromannans. A previous study suggested that at least some of the collenchyma cell wall in celery is laid down after expansion has stopped and is thus secondary. Read More

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February 2019

Comparative transcriptome analyses on terpenoids metabolism in field- and mountain-cultivated ginseng roots.

BMC Plant Biol 2019 Feb 19;19(1):82. Epub 2019 Feb 19.

National Engineering Laboratory for Tree Breeding, College of Biological Sciences and Biotechnology, Beijing Forestry University, Qinghuadonglu No. 35, Haidian District, Beijing, 100083, China.

Background: There exist differences in morphological traits and phytochemical compositions between field- and mountain-cultivated Panax ginseng (FCG and MCG), which might be attributed to variations of terpenoids metabolism adapting to different growth conditions. The present work aims to uncover these variations.

Results: Among 26,648 differentially expressed genes, 496 genes distributed in seven dominant terpenoids pathways were identified. Read More

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February 2019

High-resolution DNA methylome reveals that demethylation enhances adaptability to continuous cropping comprehensive stress in soybean.

BMC Plant Biol 2019 Feb 18;19(1):79. Epub 2019 Feb 18.

Heilongjiang Bayi Agricultural University, Daqing, 163319, China.

Background: Continuous cropping stress involves such factors as biological barriers, allelopathic autotoxicity, deterioration of soil physicochemical properties, and soil fertility imbalance and is regarded as a kind of comprehensive stress limiting soybean yield and quality. Genomic DNA methylation is an important regulatory mechanism for plants to resist various environmental stresses. Therefore, it is especially worthwhile to reveal genomic methylation characteristics under stress and clarify the relationship between DNA methylation status and continuous cropping stress adaptability in soybean. Read More

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February 2019
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RNA-Seq reveals new DELLA targets and regulation in transgenic GA-insensitive grapevines.

BMC Plant Biol 2019 Feb 18;19(1):80. Epub 2019 Feb 18.

USDA-ARS Grape Genetics Research Unit, Geneva, NY, 14456, USA.

Background: Gibberellins (GAs) and their regulator DELLA are involved in many aspects of plant growth and development and most of our current knowledge in the DELLA-facilitated GA signaling was obtained from the studies of annual species. To understand GA-DELLA signaling in perennial species, we created ten GA-insensitive transgenic grapevines carrying a DELLA mutant allele (Vvgai1) in the background of Vitis vinifera 'Thompson Seedless' and conducted comprehensive analysis of their RNA expression profiles in the shoot, leaf and root tissues.

Results: The transgenic lines showed varying degrees of dwarf stature and other typical DELLA mutant phenotypes tightly correlated with the levels of Vvgai1 expression. Read More

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February 2019
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Inferring the regulatory network of the miRNA-mediated response to biotic and abiotic stress in melon.

BMC Plant Biol 2019 Feb 18;19(1):78. Epub 2019 Feb 18.

Institute for Integrative Systems Biology (I2SysBio), Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC) - Universitat de València (UV), Parc Científic, Cat. Agustín Escardino 9, 46980, Paterna, Spain.

Background: MiRNAs have emerged as key regulators of stress response in plants, suggesting their potential as candidates for knock-in/out to improve stress tolerance in agricultural crops. Although diverse assays have been performed, systematic and detailed studies of miRNA expression and function during exposure to multiple environments in crops are limited.

Results: Here, we present such pioneering analysis in melon plants in response to seven biotic and abiotic stress conditions. Read More

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February 2019

Responses of reactive oxygen species and methylglyoxal metabolisms to magnesium-deficiency differ greatly among the roots, upper and lower leaves of Citrus sinensis.

BMC Plant Biol 2019 Feb 15;19(1):76. Epub 2019 Feb 15.

Institute of Plant Nutritional Physiology and Molecular Biology, College of Resources and Environment, Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, Fuzhou, 350002, China.

Background: Magnesium (Mg)-deficiency is one of the most prevalent physiological disorders causing a reduction in Citrus yield and quality. 'Xuegan' (Citrus sinensis) seedlings were irrigated for 16 weeks with nutrient solution containing 2 mM (Mg-sufficiency) or 0 mM (Mg-deficiency) Mg(NO). Thereafter, we investigated the Mg-deficient effects on gas exchange and chlorophyll a fluorescence in the upper and lower leaves, and Mg, reactive oxygen species (ROS) and methylglyoxal (MG) metabolisms in the roots, lower and upper leaves. Read More

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February 2019
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Isolation and functional validation of the CmLOX08 promoter associated with signalling molecule and abiotic stress responses in oriental melon, Cucumis melo var. makuwa Makino.

BMC Plant Biol 2019 Feb 15;19(1):75. Epub 2019 Feb 15.

College of Horticulture, Shenyang Agricultural University, Key Laboratory of Protected Horticulture of Education Ministry and Liaoning Province, National & Local Joint Engineering Research Center of Northern Horticultural Facilities Design & Application Technology (Liaoning), Liaoning Shenyang, 110866, People's Republic of China.

Background: Lipoxygenases (LOXs) play significant roles in abiotic stress responses, and identification of LOX gene promoter function can make an important contribution to elucidating resistance mechanisms. Here, we cloned the CmLOX08 promoter of melon (Cucumis melo) and identified the main promoter regions regulating transcription in response to signalling molecules and abiotic stresses.

Results: The 2054-bp promoter region of CmLOX08 from melon leaves was cloned, and bioinformatic analysis revealed that it harbours numerous cis-regulatory elements associated with signalling molecules and abiotic stress. Read More

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February 2019
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Molecular cytogenetic analysis of genome-specific repetitive elements in Citrus clementina Hort. Ex Tan. and its taxonomic implications.

BMC Plant Biol 2019 Feb 15;19(1):77. Epub 2019 Feb 15.

College of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture, Southwest University, Chongqing, 400715, China.

Background: Clementine mandarin (Citrus clementina Hort. ex Tan.) is one of the most famous and widely grown citrus cultivars worldwide. Read More

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February 2019
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Co-expression of SpSOS1 and SpAHA1 in transgenic Arabidopsis plants improves salinity tolerance.

BMC Plant Biol 2019 Feb 14;19(1):74. Epub 2019 Feb 14.

Hainan Key Laboratory for Sustainable Utilization of Tropical Bioresources /Institute of Tropical Agriculture and Forestry, Hainan University, Haikou, 570228, China.

Background: Na extrusion from cells is important for plant growth in high saline environments. SOS1 (salt overly sensitive 1), an Na/H antiporter located in the plasma membrane (PM), functions in toxic Na extrusion from cells using energy from an electrochemical proton gradient produced by a PM-localized H-ATPase (AHA). Therefore, SOS1 and AHA are involved in plant adaption to salt stress. Read More

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February 2019

Identification and expression analysis of strigolactone biosynthetic and signaling genes reveal strigolactones are involved in fruit development of the woodland strawberry (Fragaria vesca).

BMC Plant Biol 2019 Feb 14;19(1):73. Epub 2019 Feb 14.

State Key Laboratory of Crop Genetics and Germplasm Enhancement, College of Horticulture, Nanjing Agricultural University, Nanjing, 210095, China.

Background: The development and ripening of fresh fruits is an important trait for agricultural production and fundamental research. Almost all plant hormones participate in this process. Strigolactones (SLs) are a new class of plant hormones that regulate plant organ development and stress tolerance, but little is known about their roles in fruit development. Read More

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February 2019

Transcriptomic response is more sensitive to water deficit in shoots than roots of Vitis riparia (Michx.).

BMC Plant Biol 2019 Feb 13;19(1):72. Epub 2019 Feb 13.

McFadden BioStress Laboratory, Agronomy, Horticulture, and Plant Science Department, South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD, 57006, USA.

Background: Drought is an important constraint on grapevine sustainability. Vitis riparia, widely used in rootstock and scion breeding, has been studied in isolated leaf drying response studies; however, it is essential to identify key root and shoot water deficit signaling traits in intact plants. This information will aid improved scion and rootstock selection and management practices in grapevine. Read More

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February 2019
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Transcriptional profiling of methyl jasmonate-induced defense responses in bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus L.).

BMC Plant Biol 2019 Feb 12;19(1):70. Epub 2019 Feb 12.

Genetic Improvement of Fruits and Vegetables Lab, Philip E. Marucci Center for Blueberry and Cranberry Research, United States Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research Service, Chatsworth, NJ, USA.

Background: Bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus L.) is one of the most abundant wild berries in the Northern European ecosystems. This species plays an important ecological role as a food source for many vertebrate and invertebrate herbivores. Read More

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February 2019

Transcriptome analysis of rubber biosynthesis in guayule (Parthenium argentatum gray).

BMC Plant Biol 2019 Feb 12;19(1):71. Epub 2019 Feb 12.

Joint BioEnergy Institute and Environmental Genomics and Systems Biology Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA, 94720, USA.

Background: Natural rubber is currently produced nearly exclusively from latex of the Para rubber tree, Hevea brasiliensis. The desire to reduce the environmental cost of rubber production, fears of pathogen susceptibility in clonal Hevea plantations, volatility in the price of natural rubber, and increasing labor costs have motivated efforts to diversify the supply of natural rubber by developing alternative rubber crops such as guayule (Parthenium argentatum Gray). In Hevea, latex is produced as an exudate following wounding while in guayule, rubber is deposited within the cortical parenchyma and its production is strongly influenced by environmental conditions. Read More

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February 2019

Transcriptomic analysis reveals adaptive strategies to chronic low nitrogen in Tibetan wild barley.

BMC Plant Biol 2019 Feb 11;19(1):68. Epub 2019 Feb 11.

Agronomy Department, Institute of Crop Science, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, 310058, People's Republic of China.

Background: Development of crop cultivars with high low nitrogen (LN) tolerance or nitrogen use efficiency (NUE) is imperative for sustainable agriculture development. Tibetan wild barley is rich in genetic diversity and may provide elite genes for LN tolerance improvement. Little has been known about transcriptional responses of the wild barley to chronic LN stress. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12870-019-1668-3DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6371475PMC
February 2019

A quantitative proteomic analysis of the molecular mechanism underlying fertility conversion in thermo-sensitive genetic male sterility line AnnongS-1.

BMC Plant Biol 2019 Feb 11;19(1):65. Epub 2019 Feb 11.

College of Life Science, Hunan Normal University, Changsha, 410081, Hunan, China.

Background: Thermo-sensitive genetic male sterile (TGMS) lines have been widely used in two-line hybrid rice breeding. The two-line hybrids have increased rice yields substantially. However, the effect of environmental temperatures on the fertility conversion is still not fully clear. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6371510PMC
February 2019
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Genome-wide discovery and characterization of flower development related long non-coding RNAs in Prunus mume.

BMC Plant Biol 2019 Feb 11;19(1):64. Epub 2019 Feb 11.

College of Horticulture, Nanjing Agricultural University, Nanjing, 210095, China.

Background: Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) are transcripts more than 200 bp in length do not encode proteins. Up to the present, it has been reported that lncRNAs play an essential role in developmental processes through their regulatory functions. However, their characteristics, expression inheritance patterns, and functions in Prunus mume are quite unidentified. Read More

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February 2019

Transcriptome and metabolome analyses of two contrasting sesame genotypes reveal the crucial biological pathways involved in rapid adaptive response to salt stress.

BMC Plant Biol 2019 Feb 11;19(1):66. Epub 2019 Feb 11.

Key Laboratory of Biology and Genetic Improvement of Oil Crops of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, Oil Crops Research Institute of the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Wuhan, 430062, China.

Background: Soil salinity is one of the major serious factors that affect agricultural productivity of almost all crops worldwide, including the important oilseed crop sesame. In order to improve salinity resistance in sesame, it is crucial to understand the molecular mechanisms underlying the adaptive response to salinity stress.

Results: In the present study, two contrasting sesame genotypes differing in salt tolerance were used to decipher the adaptive responses to salt stress based on morphological, transcriptome and metabolome characterizations. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12870-019-1665-6DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6371534PMC
February 2019

Swift metabolite changes and leaf shedding are milestones in the acclimation process of grapevine under prolonged water stress.

BMC Plant Biol 2019 Feb 11;19(1):69. Epub 2019 Feb 11.

The French Associates Institute for Agriculture and Biotechnology of Drylands, The Jacob Blaustein Institute for Desert Research, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Sede Boqer campus, Midreshet Ben Gurion, Israel.

Background: Grape leaves provide the biochemical substrates for berry development. Thus, understanding the regulation of grapevine leaf metabolism can aid in discerning processes fundamental to fruit development and berry quality. Here, the temporal alterations in leaf metabolism in Merlot grapevine grown under sufficient irrigation and water deficit were monitored from veraison until harvest. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12870-019-1652-yDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6371445PMC
February 2019
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Comparative transcriptome analysis reveals K transporter gene contributing to salt tolerance in eggplant.

BMC Plant Biol 2019 Feb 11;19(1):67. Epub 2019 Feb 11.

School of Agriculture and Biology, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, 800 Dongchuan Road, Minhang District, Shanghai, 200240, China.

Background: Soil salinization is one of the most crucial abiotic stresses that limit the growth and production of eggplant. The existing researches in eggplant were mostly focused on salt-induced morphological, biochemical and physiological changes, with only limited works centered on salt-response genes in eggplant at the transcriptomic level.

Results: Our preliminary work found that Zhusiqie (No. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6371450PMC
February 2019
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The influence of nitrogen availability on anatomical and physiological responses of Populus alba × P. glandulosa to drought stress.

BMC Plant Biol 2019 Feb 8;19(1):63. Epub 2019 Feb 8.

State Key Laboratory of Crop Stress Biology in Arid Areas, College of Forestry, Northwest A&F University, Yangling, 712100, Shaanxi, China.

Background: Drought and nitrogen (N) deficiency are two major limiting factors for forest productivity in many ecosystems. Elucidating the mechanisms underlying the influence of soil N availability on drought responses of tree species is crucial to improve tree growth under drought.

Results: The root proliferation under drought was enhanced by adequate N application. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6368793PMC
February 2019
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Characterization of a novel litchi R2R3-MYB transcription factor that involves in anthocyanin biosynthesis and tissue acidification.

BMC Plant Biol 2019 Feb 7;19(1):62. Epub 2019 Feb 7.

State Key Laboratory for Conservation and Utilization of Subtropical Agro-Bioresources/ Guangdong Litchi Engineering Research Center, College of Horticulture, South China Agricultural University, Guangzhou, 510642, China.

Background: Maturation of litchi (Litchi chinensis) fruit is characterized by dramatic changes in pigments in the pericarp and flavor compounds in the aril. Among them, the biosynthesis of anthocyanins is most noticeable. Previous studies showed that LcMYB1 and LcbHLH transcription factors participated in regulating the anthocyanin biosynthesis in litchi. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6367832PMC
February 2019
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Plant volatile emission depends on the species composition of the neighboring plant community.

BMC Plant Biol 2019 Feb 6;19(1):58. Epub 2019 Feb 6.

Department of Biochemistry, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Hans-Knöll Str. 8, 07745, Jena, Germany.

Background: Plants grow in multi-species communities rather than monocultures. Yet most studies on the emission of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from plants in response to insect herbivore feeding focus on one plant species. Whether the presence and identity of neighboring plants or plant community attributes, such as plant species richness and plant species composition, affect the herbivore-induced VOC emission of a focal plant is poorly understood. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12870-018-1541-9DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6366091PMC
February 2019

Salt stress vs. salt shock - the case of sugar beet and its halophytic ancestor.

BMC Plant Biol 2019 Feb 6;19(1):57. Epub 2019 Feb 6.

Centre for Modern Interdisciplinary Technologies, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Toruń, Poland.

Background: Sugar beet is a highly salt-tolerant crop. However, its ability to withstand high salinity is reduced compared to sea beet, a wild ancestor of all beet crops. The aim of this study was to investigate transcriptional patterns associated with physiological, cytological and biochemical mechanisms involved in salt response in these closely related subspecies. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6364445PMC
February 2019
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First RNA-seq approach to study fruit set and parthenocarpy in zucchini (Cucurbita pepo L.).

BMC Plant Biol 2019 Feb 6;19(1):61. Epub 2019 Feb 6.

Genomics and Biotechnology Department, IFAPA Research Centre La Mojonera, Camino de San Nicolás, 1, 04745 La Mojonera, Almería, Spain.

Background: Zucchini fruit set can be limited due to unfavourable environmental conditions in off-seasons crops that caused ineffective pollination/fertilization. Parthenocarpy, the natural or artificial fruit development without fertilization, has been recognized as an important trait to avoid this problem, and is related to auxin signalling. Nevertheless, differences found in transcriptome analysis during early fruit development of zucchini suggest that other complementary pathways could regulate fruit formation in parthenocarpic cultivars of this species. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6366093PMC
February 2019

The expression of a tubby-like protein from Malus domestica (MdTLP7) enhances abiotic stress tolerance in Arabidopsis.

BMC Plant Biol 2019 Feb 6;19(1):60. Epub 2019 Feb 6.

College of Life Science, State Key Laboratory of Crop Biology, Shandong Agricultural University, Shandong Taian, 271018, People's Republic of China.

Background: Tubby-like proteins (TLPs), characterized by a signature tubby domain, are widespread in plants and animals. To date, only plant TLPs involved in multifarious stress responses and male gametophyte development have been identified. However, studies on the molecular functions of plant TLPs are largely unknown. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6366083PMC
February 2019

Protein analysis reveals differential accumulation of late embryogenesis abundant and storage proteins in seeds of wild and cultivated amaranth species.

BMC Plant Biol 2019 Feb 6;19(1):59. Epub 2019 Feb 6.

Instituto Potosino de Investigación Científica y Tecnológica, A.C, 78216, San Luis Potosí, Mexico.

Background: Amaranth is a plant naturally resistant to various types of stresses that produces seeds of excellent nutritional quality, so amaranth is a promising system for food production. Amaranth wild relatives have survived climate changes and grow under harsh conditions, however no studies about morphological and molecular characteristics of their seeds are known. Therefore, we carried out a detailed morphological and molecular characterization of wild species A. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12870-019-1656-7DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6366027PMC
February 2019
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Exogenous GABA enhances muskmelon tolerance to salinity-alkalinity stress by regulating redox balance and chlorophyll biosynthesis.

BMC Plant Biol 2019 Feb 1;19(1):48. Epub 2019 Feb 1.

College of Horticulture, Northwest A & F University, Yangling, 712100, Shaanxi, China.

Background: Salinity-alkalinity stress is one of the major abiotic stresses affecting plant growth and development. γ-Aminobutyrate (GABA) is a non-protein amino acid that functions in stress tolerance. However, the interactions between cellular redox signaling and chlorophyll (Chl) metabolism involved in GABA-induced salinity-alkalinity stress tolerance in plants remains largely unknown. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6359809PMC
February 2019
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LBD16 and LBD18 acting downstream of ARF7 and ARF19 are involved in adventitious root formation in Arabidopsis.

BMC Plant Biol 2019 Jan 31;19(1):46. Epub 2019 Jan 31.

Department of Bioenergy Science and Technology, Chonnam National University, Yongbongro 77, Buk-gu, Gwangju, 61186, South Korea.

Background: Adventitious root (AR) formation is a complex genetic trait, which is controlled by various endogenous and environmental cues. Auxin is known to play a central role in AR formation; however, the mechanisms underlying this role are not well understood.

Results: In this study, we showed that a previously identified auxin signaling module, AUXIN RESPONSE FACTOR(ARF)7/ARF19-LATERAL ORGAN BOUNDARIES DOMAIN(LBD)16/LBD18 via AUXIN1(AUX1)/LIKE-AUXIN3 (LAX3) auxin influx carriers, which plays important roles in lateral root formation, is involved in AR formation in Arabidopsis. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12870-019-1659-4DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6357364PMC
January 2019

Transcriptomic analysis of Citrus clementina mandarin fruits maturation reveals a MADS-box transcription factor that might be involved in the regulation of earliness.

BMC Plant Biol 2019 Jan 31;19(1):47. Epub 2019 Jan 31.

Centro de Genómica, Instituto Valenciano de Investigaciones Agrarias (IVIA), 46113, Moncada, Valencia, Spain.

Background: Harvest time is a relevant economic trait in citrus, and selection of cultivars with different fruit maturity periods has a remarkable impact in the market share. Generation of early- and late-maturing cultivars is an important target for citrus breeders, therefore, generation of knowledge regarding the genetic mechanisms controlling the ripening process and causing the early and late phenotypes is crucial. In this work we analyze the evolution of the transcriptome during fruit ripening in 3 sport mutations derived from the Fina clementine (Citrus clementina) mandarin: Clemenules (CLE), Arrufatina (ARR) and Hernandina (HER) that differ in their harvesting periods. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12870-019-1651-zDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6357379PMC
January 2019

Genome-wide association analysis of stalk biomass and anatomical traits in maize.

BMC Plant Biol 2019 Jan 31;19(1):45. Epub 2019 Jan 31.

Department of Agronomy, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, 53706, USA.

Background: Maize stover is an important source of crop residues and a promising sustainable energy source in the United States. Stalk is the main component of stover, representing about half of stover dry weight. Characterization of genetic determinants of stalk traits provide a foundation to optimize maize stover as a biofuel feedstock. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12870-019-1653-xDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6357476PMC
January 2019

Involvement of G6PD5 in ABA response during seed germination and root growth in Arabidopsis.

BMC Plant Biol 2019 Jan 30;19(1):44. Epub 2019 Jan 30.

Ministry of Education Key Laboratory of Cell Activities and Stress Adaptations, School of Life Sciences, Lanzhou University, Lanzhou, Gansu, 730000, People's Republic of China.

Background: Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PDH or G6PD) functions in supply of NADPH, which is required for plant defense responses to stresses. However, whether G6PD functions in the abscisic acid (ABA) signaling pathway remains to be elucidated. In this study, we investigated the involvement of the cytosolic G6PD5 in the ABA signaling pathway in Arabidopsis. Read More

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January 2019
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Physiological and iTRAQ-based proteomic analyses reveal the function of exogenous γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA) in improving tea plant (Camellia sinensis L.) tolerance at cold temperature.

BMC Plant Biol 2019 Jan 30;19(1):43. Epub 2019 Jan 30.

College of Horticulture, Nanjing Agricultural University, No.1 Weigang, Nanjing, Jiangsu Province, 210095, People's Republic of China.

Background: Internal γ-Aminobutyric Acid (GABA) interacting with stress response substances may be involved in the regulation of differentially abundant proteins (DAPs) associated with optimum temperature and cold stress in tea plants (Camellia sinensis (L.) O. Kuntze). Read More

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January 2019
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Elevated CO concentration promotes photosynthesis of grape (Vitis vinifera L. cv. 'Pinot noir') plantlet in vitro by regulating RbcS and Rca revealed by proteomic and transcriptomic profiles.

BMC Plant Biol 2019 Jan 29;19(1):42. Epub 2019 Jan 29.

College of Horticulture, Gansu Agricultural University, Lanzhou, 730070, People's Republic of China.

Background: Plant photosynthesis can be improved by elevated CO concentration (eCO). In vitro growth under CO enriched environment can lead to greater biomass accumulation than the conventional in micropropagation. However, little is know about how eCO promotes transformation of grape plantlets in vitro from heterotrophic to autotrophic. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6352424PMC
January 2019

A high-density genetic map of Schima superba based on its chromosomal characteristics.

BMC Plant Biol 2019 Jan 25;19(1):41. Epub 2019 Jan 25.

Longquan Academy of Forestry, Zhejiang, 323700, China.

Background: Schima superba (Theaceae) is a popular woody tree in China. The obscure chromosomal characters of this species are a limitation in the development of high-density genetic linkage maps, which are valuable resources for molecular breeding and functional genomics.

Results: We determined the chromosome number and the karyotype of S. Read More

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January 2019

Growth promotion and disease resistance induced in Anthurium colonized by the beneficial root endophyte Piriformospora indica.

BMC Plant Biol 2019 Jan 24;19(1):40. Epub 2019 Jan 24.

Sanming Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Sanming, Fujian, China.

Background: Anthurium andraeanum, an important ornamental flower, has to go through a growth-delaying period after transfer from tissue culture to soil, which requires time and extra costs. Furthermore, during this period, the plantlets are highly susceptible to bacterial infections, which results in impaired development and severe losses. Here, we aimed to address whether application of the endophytic fungus, Piriformospora indica protects the A. Read More

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January 2019
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1-Octen-3-ol, a self-stimulating oxylipin messenger, can prime and induce defense of marine alga.

BMC Plant Biol 2019 Jan 22;19(1):37. Epub 2019 Jan 22.

Center for Marine Biotechnology and Biomedicine, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, La Jolla, San Diego, CA, 92093, USA.

Background: Short chain oxylipins in plants as the main volatile organic carbon have been speculated to playing an important role for plant innate immunity, however, not yet intensively studied and far away established as the fully recognized algae defense signals.

Results: The production of 1-octen-3-ol is self-amplified via the fatty acid-oxylipin metabolic cycle through positive feedback loop. Production of 1-octen-3-ol may act as a messenger that induces P. Read More

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January 2019
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CRISPR/Cas9-Mediated SlNPR1 mutagenesis reduces tomato plant drought tolerance.

BMC Plant Biol 2019 Jan 22;19(1):38. Epub 2019 Jan 22.

College of Food Science and Nutritional Engineering, China Agricultural University, Beijing, 100083, China.

Background: NPR1, nonexpressor of pathogenesis-related gene 1, is a master regulator involved in plant defense response to pathogens, and its regulatory mechanism in the defense pathway has been relatively clear. However, information about the function of NPR1 in plant response to abiotic stress is still limited. Tomato is the fourth most economically crop worldwide and also one of the best-characterized model plants employed in genetic studies. Read More

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January 2019
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Genomic and evolutionary aspects of chloroplast tRNA in monocot plants.

BMC Plant Biol 2019 Jan 22;19(1):39. Epub 2019 Jan 22.

Natural and Medical Sciences Research Center, University of Nizwa, 616, Nizwa, Oman.

Background: Chloroplasts are one of the most indispensable organelles that make life forms on the earth possible by their capacity to photosynthesize. These organelles possess a circular genome with a number of coding genes responsible for self-regulation. tRNAs are an important evolutionary-conserved gene family that are responsible for protein translation. Read More

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January 2019
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Soybean (Glycine max L. Merr.) seedlings response to shading: leaf structure, photosynthesis and proteomic analysis.

BMC Plant Biol 2019 Jan 21;19(1):34. Epub 2019 Jan 21.

College of Agronomy, Sichuan Agricultural University, Huimin Road 211, Wenjiang District, Chengdu, 611130, People's Republic of China.

Background: Intercropping and close planting are important cultivation methods that increase soybean yield in agricultural production. However, plant shading is a major abiotic stress factor that influences soybean growth and development. Although shade affects leaf morphological parameters and decreases leaf photosynthesis capacity, information on the responses of soybean leaf photosynthesis to shading at proteomic level is still lacking. Read More

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January 2019

Comparative transcriptome analysis reveals gene network regulating cadmium uptake and translocation in peanut roots under iron deficiency.

BMC Plant Biol 2019 Jan 21;19(1):35. Epub 2019 Jan 21.

College of Life Sciences, Huaibei Normal University, Huaibei, Anhui, 235000, People's Republic of China.

Background: Iron (Fe) is an essential element for plant growth and development, whereas cadmium (Cd) is non-essential and highly toxic. Previous studies showed that Fe deficiency enhanced Cd uptake and accumulation in peanuts. However, the molecular mechanism underlying the increased Cd accumulation in Fe-deficient peanut plants is poorly understood. Read More

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January 2019
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Correction to: Two MYB transcription factors (CsMYB2 and CsMYB26) are involved in flavonoid biosynthesis in tea plant [Camellia sinensis (L.) O. Kuntze].

BMC Plant Biol 2019 01 21;19(1):36. Epub 2019 Jan 21.

Tea Science Research Institute, College of Horticulture, Nanjing Agricultural University, 1 Weigang, Nanjing, 210095, Jiangsu, China.

Following publication of the original article [1], the author reported that there was a mismatch between figures and their legends. Read More

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January 2019

Genome-wide association multi-locus and multi-variate linear mixed models reveal two linked loci with major effects on partial resistance of apricot to bacterial canker.

BMC Plant Biol 2019 Jan 21;19(1):31. Epub 2019 Jan 21.

INRA, UR1052 Génétique et Amélioration des Fruits et Légumes, Centre de Recherche PACA, Montfavet, France.

Background: Diseases caused by Pseudomonas syringae (Ps) are recognized as the most damaging factors in fruit trees with a significant economic and sanitary impact on crops. Among them, bacterial canker of apricot is exceedingly difficult to control due to a lack of efficient prophylactic measures. Several sources of partial resistance have been identified among genetic resources but the underlying genetic pattern has not been elucidated thus far. Read More

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January 2019

Transcriptome analyses provide insights into the expression pattern and sequence similarity of several taxol biosynthesis-related genes in three Taxus species.

BMC Plant Biol 2019 Jan 21;19(1):33. Epub 2019 Jan 21.

College of Life and Environmental Sciences, Hangzhou Normal University, Hangzhou, 310036, China.

Background: Taxol is an efficient anticancer drug; however, the accumulation of taxoids can vary hugely among Taxus species. The mechanism underlying differential accumulation of taxoids is largely unknown. Thus, comparative analysis of the transcriptomes in three Taxus species, including T. Read More

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January 2019
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Full-length transcript sequencing and comparative transcriptomic analysis to evaluate the contribution of osmotic and ionic stress components towards salinity tolerance in the roots of cultivated alfalfa (Medicago sativa L.).

BMC Plant Biol 2019 Jan 21;19(1):32. Epub 2019 Jan 21.

State Key Laboratory of Grassland Agro-ecosystems, Key Laboratory of Grassland Livestock Industry Innovation, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, College of Pastoral Agriculture Science and Technology, Lanzhou University, Lanzhou, 730000, People's Republic of China.

Background: Alfalfa is the most extensively cultivated forage legume. Salinity is a major environmental factor that impacts on alfalfa's productivity. However, little is known about the molecular mechanisms underlying alfalfa responses to salinity, especially the relative contribution of the two important components of osmotic and ionic stress. Read More

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January 2019
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Proteomic analysis of the rice (Oryza officinalis) provides clues on molecular tagging of proteins for brown planthopper resistance.

BMC Plant Biol 2019 Jan 18;19(1):30. Epub 2019 Jan 18.

Faculty of Chinese Materia Medica, Yunnan University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Kunming, Yunnan, People's Republic of China.

Background: Among various pests, the brown planthopper (BPH) that damages rice is the major destructive pests. Understanding resistance mechanisms is a critical step toward effective control of BPH. This study investigates the proteomics of BPH interactions with three rice cultivars: the first resistant (PR) to BPH, the second susceptible (PS), and the third hybrid (HR) between the two, in order to understand mechanisms of BPH resistance in rice. Read More

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January 2019
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Integrated physiological and proteomic analysis of embryo and endosperm reveals central salt stress response proteins during seed germination of winter wheat cultivar Zhengmai 366.

BMC Plant Biol 2019 Jan 18;19(1):29. Epub 2019 Jan 18.

Laboratory of Molecular Genetics and Proteomics, College of Life Science, Capital Normal University, Beijing, 100048, China.

Background: Salinity is a major abiotic stressor that affects seed germination, plant growth, and crop production. Seed germination represents the beginning of plant growth and is closely linked with subsequent crop development and ultimate yield formation. This study attempted to extend findings regarding the potential proteomic dynamics during wheat seed germination under salt stress and to explore the mechanism of crop salt response. Read More

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January 2019
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CaLRR-RLK1, a novel RD receptor-like kinase from Capsicum annuum and transcriptionally activated by CaHDZ27, act as positive regulator in Ralstonia solanacearum resistance.

BMC Plant Biol 2019 Jan 17;19(1):28. Epub 2019 Jan 17.

Key Laboratory of Applied Genetics of Universities in Fujian Province, Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, Fuzhou, Fujian, 350002, People's Republic of China.

Background: Bacterial wilt caused by Ralstonia solanacearum is one of the most important diseases in pepper worldwide, however, the molecular mechanism underlying pepper resistance to bacterial wilt remains poorly understood.

Results: Herein, a novel RD leucine-rich repeat receptor-like kinase, CaLRR-RLK1, was functionally characterized in immunity against R. solanacearum. Read More

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January 2019
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