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1. Magnesium deficiency in plants: An urgent problem

April 2016
Wanli Guo | Hussain Nazim | Zongsuo Liang | Dongfeng Yang

Although magnesium (Mg) is one of the most important nutrients, involved in many enzyme activities and the structural stabilization of tissues, its importance as a macronutrient ion has been overlooked...

2. Genomic selection methods for crop improvement: Current status and prospects

August 2018
Xin Wang | Yang Xu | Zhongli Hu | Chenwu Xu

With marker and phenotype information from observed populations, genomic selection (GS) can be used to establish associations between markers and phenotypes. It aims to use genome-wide markers to estimate...

3. History, current status, and prospects of soybean production and research in sub-Saharan Africa

June 2018
Dalia Mohamedkheir Khojely | Seifeldin Elrayah Ibrahim | Enoch Sapey | Tianfu Han

Soybean (Glycine max (L.) Merr.) is a non-native and non-staple crop in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) with potential to be a commercial crop owing to its wide range of uses as food, feed, and industrial...

4. Phytohormones and their metabolic engineering for abiotic stress tolerance in crop plants

June 2016
Shabir H. Wani | Vinay Kumar | Varsha Shriram | Saroj Kumar Sah

Abiotic stresses including drought, salinity, heat, cold, flooding, and ultraviolet radiation causes crop losses worldwide. In recent times, preventing these crop losses and producing more food and...

5. Plant salt tolerance and Na+ sensing and transport

June 2018
Honghong Wu

Salinity is a global challenge to agricultural production. Understanding Na+ sensing and transport in plants under salt stress will be of benefit for breeding robustly salt-tolerant crop species. In...

6. Breeding wheat for resistance to Fusarium head blight in the Global North: China, USA, and Canada

Available online 19 July 2019
Zhanwang Zhu | Yuanfeng Hao | Mohamed Mergoum | Guihua Bai | Gavin Humphreys | Sylvie Cloutier | Xianchun Xia | Zhonghu He

The objective of this paper is to review progress made in wheat breeding for Fusarium head blight (FHB) resistance in China, the United States of America (USA), and Canada. In China, numerous Chinese...

7. Deep neural network algorithm for estimating maize biomass based on simulated Sentinel 2A vegetation indices and leaf area index

Available online 18 July 2019
Xiuliang Jin | Zhenhai Li | Haikuan Feng | Zhibin Ren | Shaokun Li

Accurate estimation of biomass is necessary for evaluating crop growth and predicting crop yield. Biomass is also a key trait in increasing grain yield by crop breeding. The aims of this study were...

8. Meta-analysis of QTL for Fusarium head blight resistance in Chinese wheat landraces

Available online 19 July 2019
Jin Cai | Shan Wang | Zhenqi Su | Tao Li | Xianghui Zhang | Guihua Bai

Epidemics of Fusarium head blight (FHB), incited by Fusarium graminearum Schwabe, in wheat cause significant reductions in grain yield and quality. Numerous quantitative trait loci (QTL) for FHB resistance...

9. Improving the efficiency of the CRISPR-Cas12a system with tRNA-crRNA arrays

Available online 22 July 2019
Xixun Hu | Xiangbing Meng | Jiayang Li | Kejian Wang | Hong Yu

CRISPR-Cas12a offers a convenient tool for multiplex genome editing in rice. However, the CRISPR-Cas12a system displays variable editing efficiency across genomic loci, with marked influence by CRISPR...

10. Genetic improvement of heat tolerance in wheat: Recent progress in understanding the underlying molecular mechanisms

February 2018
Zhongfu Ni | Hongjian Li | Yue Zhao | Huiru Peng | Zhaorong Hu | Mingming Xin | Qixin Sun

As a cool season crop, wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) has an optimal daytime growing temperature of 15°C during the reproductive stage. With global climate change, heat stress is becoming an increasingly...

11. Draft genome sequence of a less-known wild Vigna: Beach pea (V. marina cv. ANBp-14-03)

Available online 18 July 2019
Awnindra Kumar Singh | A. Velmurugan | Debjyoti Sen Gupta | Jitendra Kumar | Ravi Kesari | Aravind Konda | Narendra Pratap Singh | Sibnarayan Dam Roy | Utpal Biswas | R. Rahul Kumar | Sanjay Singh

Beach pea or beach cowpea (Vigna marina (Burm.) Merr.) belongs to the family Fabaceae. It is a close relative of cultivated Vigna species such as adzuki bean (V. angularis), cowpea (V. unguiculata),...

12. The role of genomic structural variation in the genetic improvement of polyploid crops

April 2019
Sarah-Veronica Schiessl | Elvis Katche | Elizabeth Ihien | Harmeet Singh Chawla | Annaliese S. Mason

Many of our major crop species are polyploids, containing more than one genome or set of chromosomes. Polyploid crops present unique challenges, including difficulties in genome assembly, in discriminating...

13. Identifying key traits in high-yielding rice cultivars for adaptability to both temperate and tropical environments

Available online 18 July 2019
Toshiyuki Takai | Patrick Lumanglas | Eliza Vie Simon | Yumiko Arai-Sanoh | Hidetoshi Asai | Nobuya Kobayashi

Increasing rice yield potential is a continuous challenge posed by world population growth. To increase yield potential, favorable alleles of valuable genes need to be accumulated in promising germplasm....

14. Relay-intercropping soybean with maize maintains soil fertility and increases nitrogen recovery efficiency by reducing nitrogen input

Available online 16 August 2019
Qing Du | Li Zhou | Ping Chen | Xiaoming Liu | Chun Song | Feng Yang | Xiaochun Wang | Weiguo Liu | Xin Sun | Junbo Du | Jiang Liu | Kai Shu | Wenyu Yang | Taiwen Yong

Optimized nitrogen (N) management can increase N-use efficiency in intercropping systems. Legume-nonlegume intercropping systems can reduce N input by exploiting biological N fixation by legumes. Measurement...

15. Deep genotyping of the gene GmSNAP facilitates pyramiding resistance to cyst nematode in soybean

Available online 6 June 2019
Yu Tian | Bo Liu | Xuehui Shi | Jochen C. Reif | Rongxia Guan | Ying-hui Li | Li-juan Qiu

Soybean cyst nematode (SCN) is a highly destructive pathogen. The soybean host genome harbors at least two major genes for resistance (rhg1 and Rhg4), as well as a minor locus (SCN3-11). In the present...

16. From leaf to whole-plant water use efficiency (WUE) in complex canopies: Limitations of leaf WUE as a selection target

June 2015
Hipólito Medrano | Magdalena Tomás | Sebastià Martorell | Jaume Flexas | Esther Hernández | Joan Rosselló | Alicia Pou | José-Mariano Escalona | Josefina Bota

Plant water use efficiency (WUE) is becoming a key issue in semiarid areas, where crop production relies on the use of large volumes of water. Improving WUE is necessary for securing environmental sustainability...

17. Effect of high-nitrogen fertilizer on gliadin and glutenin subproteomes during kernel development in wheat (Triticum aestivum L.)

Available online 18 July 2019
Shoumin Zhen | Xiong Deng | Xuexin Xu | Nannan Liu | Dong Zhu | Zhimin Wang | Yueming Yan

Nitrogen (N), a macronutrient essential for plant growth and development, is needed for biosynthesis of protein and starch, which affect grain yield and quality. Application of high-N fertilizer increases...

18. A wheat chromosome 5AL region confers seedling resistance to both tan spot and Septoria nodorum blotch in two mapping populations

Available online 18 July 2019
Wenjing Hu | Xinyao He | Susanne Dreisigacker | Carolina P. Sansaloni | Philomin Juliana | Pawan K. Singh

Tan spot (TS) and Septoria nodorum blotch (SNB), caused by Pyrenophora tritici-repentis and Parastagonospora nodorum, respectively, are important fungal leaf-spotting diseases of wheat that cause significant...

19. Transcriptome and QTL analyses reveal candidate genes for fiber quality in Upland cotton

Available online 16 July 2019
Hantao Wang | Ruiting Zhang | Chao Shen | Ximei Li | De Zhu | Zhongxu Lin

With increasing demand for high-quality cotton, it is desirable to identify genes involved in fiber development for molecular improvement of cotton. In this study, 780 differentially expressed genes...

20. Synergistic roles of LAX1 and FZP in the development of rice sterile lemma

Available online 18 July 2019
Yidong Wang | Shanshan Wei | Yubing He | Lang Yan | Rongchen Wang | Yunde Zhao

Rice florets are subtended by two sterile lemmas, whose origin and biological functions have not been studied extensively. Here we demonstrate that two putative transcription factors, LAX PANICLE1 (LAX1)...

21. Genetic bases of source-, sink-, and yield-related traits revealed by genome-wide association study in Xian rice

Available online 17 July 2019
Yun Wang | Yunlong Pang | Kai Chen | Laiyuan Zhai | Congcong Shen | Shu Wang | Jianlong Xu

The source-sink relationship determines the ultimate grain yield. We investigated the genetic basis of the relationship between source and sink and yield potential in rice. In two environments, we identified...

22. Genetic analysis and QTL mapping of stalk cell wall components and digestibility in maize recombinant inbred lines from B73×By804

Available online 10 August 2019
Qi Wang | Kun Li | Xiaojiao Hu | Huimin Shi | Zhifang Liu | Yujin Wu | Hongwu Wang | Changling Huang

The cell wall composition and structure of the maize stalk directly affects its digestibility and in turn its feed value. Previous studies of stem quality have focused mostly on common maize germplasm,...

23. Basal internode elongation of rice as affected by light intensity and leaf area

Available online 18 July 2019
Xuhua Zhong | Kaiming Liang | Bilin Peng | Ka Tian | Xiaojuan Li | Nongrong Huang | Yanzhuo Liu | Junfeng Pan

Short basal internodes are important for lodging resistance of rice (Oryza sativa L.). Several canopy indices affect the elongation of basal internodes, but uncertainty as to the key factors determining...

24. Comparative FISH and molecular identification of new stripe rust resistant wheat-Thinopyrum intermedium ssp. trichophorum introgression lines

Available online 17 July 2019
Jianbo Li | Qiheng Chen | Peng Zhang | Tao Lang | Sami Hoxha | Guangrong Li | Zujun Yang

Thinopyrum intermedium (2n = 6x = 42, JJJsJsStSt) has been hybridized extensively with common wheat and has proven to be a valuable germplasm source for improving disease resistance, quality attributes,...

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