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Research in Arabidopsis and other model species has uncovered mechanisms regulating important biological processes in plants. With the advent of high quality functional genomic resources in wheat it is now possible to use this knowledge for crop improvement directly...

["Genomics","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26877v1
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Strawberry (Fragaria × ananassa) is an ideal plant for fruit development and ripening research due to the rapid substantial changes in fruit color, aroma, taste and softening. To gain deeper insights into the genes that play a central regulatory role in strawberry...

["Bioinformatics","Genomics","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26870v1
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Drought stress is one of the most important abiotic factors limiting crop productivity. A better understanding of the effects of drought on millet (Setaria italica L.) production, a model crop for studying drought tolerance, and the underlying molecular mechanisms...

["Molecular Biology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26860v1
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Recent work suggests that resource economic traits might help predict the strength and direction of plant-soil feedback interactions, both in natural systems and in agriculture. However, there are many competing hypotheses to explain the effects of plant resource...

["Agricultural Science","Ecology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26839v1
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Exogenous calcium is able to maintain photosynthesis level under low night temperature (LNT) stress. Nevertheless, the mechanism for supplementary calcium to mitigate photosynthesis barriers under LNT has not been as clear as expected so far. This study mainly...

["Agricultural Science","Plant Science","Soil Science","Green Chemistry"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26834v1
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Background. Cytoplasmic male sterility (CMS) is a common phenotype in higher plants, which often is associated with rearrangements in mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA), and is widely used to produce hybrid seeds in a variety of valuable crop species. The CMS phenomenon...

["Agricultural Science","Genetics","Genomics","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26438v2
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Potential Natural Vegetation (PNV) is the vegetation cover in equilibrium with climate, that would exist at a given location non-impacted by human activities. PNV is useful for raising public awareness about land degradation and for estimating land potential. This...

["Biogeography","Computational Biology","Plant Science","Data Mining and Machine Learning","Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26811v1
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Wheat streak mosaic virus (WSMV) causes streak mosaic disease in wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) and has been an important constraint limiting wheat production in many regions around the world. Wsm2 is the only resistance gene discovered in wheat genome and has been...

["Agricultural Science","Bioinformatics","Genomics","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26802v1
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Ant-mediated seed dispersal, also known as myrmecochory, is a widespread and important mutualism that structures both plant and insect communities. However the extent to which myrmecochory is driven by abiotic and biotic environmental factors remains unclear. We...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Entomology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26783v1
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Mutualistic symbiosis with fungal endophytes has been suggested as a possible mechanism for extreme environment colonization by Antarctic vascular plants. Fungal endophytes improve plant stress tolerance and performance by increasing plant hormone production and...

["Ecology","Microbiology","Mycology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26774v1
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Background. The Californian single-leaf pinyon (Pinus monophylla var. californiarum), a subspecies of the single-leaf pinyon (the world's only 1-needled pine), inhabits semi-arid zones of the Mojave Desert (southern Nevada and southeastern California, US) and also...

["Ecology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3439v6
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Betalains are abundant in amaranth plants. Additionally, the betalain molecular structure and metabolic pathway differ from those of betanin in beet plants. To date, only a few studies have examined the regulatory roles of miRNAs in betalain biosynthesis in plants....

["Agricultural Science","Molecular Biology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26723v1
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Canola (Brassica napus L.) is widely cultivated around the world for the production of edible oils and biodiesel fuel. Despite many canola varieties being described as ‘salt-tolerant’, plant yield and growth decline drastically with increasing salinity. Although...

["Agricultural Science","Cell Biology","Molecular Biology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26716v1
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Because increasing evidence has confirmed the importance of plant-associated bacteria for plant growth and productivity, it is believed that interactions between bacteria and alien plants play an important role in plant invasions. However, the diversity of bacterial...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Microbiology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26701v1
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Background. Bacterial wilt caused by Ralstonia solanacearum is one of the major constraints in the production of chilies in Pakistan. As the information regarding distribution and prevalence of R. solanacearum is exiguous, the present studies were conducted during...

["Agricultural Science","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26668v1
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