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ISSN: 2214-5141
CN: 10-1112/S
p-ISSN: 2095-5421

Magnesium deficiency in plants: An urgent problem

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...

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The impact of high-temperature stress on rice: Challenges and solutions

Heat stress (HS) caused by rapidly warming climate has become a serious threat to global food security. Rice (Oryza sativa L.) is a staple food crop for over half of the world’s population, and its...

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Function, transport, and regulation of amino acids: What is missing in rice?

Amino acids are essential plant compounds serving as the building blocks of proteins, the predominant forms of nitrogen (N) distribution, and signaling molecules. Plant amino acids derive from root...

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Synergistic and antagonistic interactions between potassium and magnesium in higher plants

Magnesium (Mg) affects various critical physiological and biochemical processes in higher plants, and its deficiency impedes plant growth and development. Although potassium (K)-induced Mg deficiency...

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

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...

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Molecular mechanisms of salinity tolerance in rice

Salinity is one of the major abiotic stresses which impose constraints to plant growth and production. Rice (Oryza sativa L.) is one of the most important staple food crops and a model monocot plant....

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Advances in the functional study of glutamine synthetase in plant abiotic stress tolerance response

Plant glutamine synthetase (GS, EC6.3.1.2) catalyzes the synthesis of glutamine from glutamate and ammonium ions and acts as a key enzyme in the nitrogen metabolic pathway in organisms. Nitrogen is...

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Salt tolerance in rice: Physiological responses and molecular mechanisms

Crop yield loss due to soil salinization is an increasing threat to agriculture worldwide. Salt stress drastically affects the growth, development, and grain productivity of rice (Oryza sativa L.),...

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Genome-wide association study and transcriptome analysis reveal new QTL and candidate genes for nitrogen‐deficiency tolerance in rice

The development of rice cultivars with improved nitrogen use efficiency (NUE) is desirable for sustainable agriculture. Achieving this goal depends in part on understanding how rice responds to low...

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Recent advances in nano-enabled agriculture for improving plant performance

Nano-enabled agriculture is an emerging hot topic. To facilitate the development of nano-enabled agriculture, reviews addressing or discussing the applications, knowledge gap, future research needs,...

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Estimation of biomass in wheat using random forest regression algorithm and remote sensing data

Wheat biomass can be estimated using appropriate spectral vegetation indices. However, the accuracy of estimation should be further improved for on-farm crop management. Previous studies focused on...

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QTL IciMapping: Integrated software for genetic linkage map construction and quantitative trait locus mapping in biparental populations

QTL IciMapping is freely available public software capable of building high-density linkage maps and mapping quantitative trait loci (QTL) in biparental populations. Eight functionalities are integrated...

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META-R: A software to analyze data from multi-environment plant breeding trials

META-R (multi-environment trial analysis in R) is a suite of R scripts linked by a graphical user interface (GUI) designed in Java language. The objective of META-R is to accurately analyze multi-environment...

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Development of an Agrobacterium-mediated CRISPR/Cas9 system in pea (Pisum sativum L.)

Pea (Pisum sativum L.) is an annual cool-season legume crop. Owing to its role in sustainable agriculture as both a rotation and a cash crop, its global market is expanding and increased production...

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Far-red light: A regulator of plant morphology and photosynthetic capacity

Plant photosynthetic capacity directly determines crop yield. Light quality regulates photosynthetic capacity. This review discusses plant responses to far-red light from the phenotypic to the molecular...

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High-throughput phenotyping: Breaking through the bottleneck in future crop breeding

With the rapid development of genetic analysis techniques and crop population size, phenotyping has become the bottleneck restricting crop breeding. Breaking through this bottleneck will require phenomics,...

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Development of herbicide resistance genes and their application in rice

Rice is one of the most important food crops in the world. Weeds seriously affect the rice yield and grain quality. In recent years, there are tremendous progresses in the research and application of...

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

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...

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Strigolactones interact with other phytohormones to modulate plant root growth and development

Strigolactones (SLs), which are biosynthesized mainly in roots, modulate various aspects of plant growth and development. Here, we review recent research on the role of SLs and their cross-regulation...

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Single-cell RNA sequencing reveals the landscape of maize root tips and assists in identification of cell type-specific nitrate-response genes

The root system is fundamental for maize growth and yield. Characterizing its heterogeneity and cell type-specific response to nitrate at the single-cell level will shed light on root development and...

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The regulatory network behind maize seed germination: Effects of temperature, water, phytohormones, and nutrients

Seed germination is the process by which an organism grows from a seed. It requires suitable conditions and environmental factors. Maize is one of the most important crops worldwide. Germination influences...

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Development of image-based wheat spike counter through a Faster R-CNN algorithm and application for genetic studies

Spike number (SN) per unit area is one of the major determinants of grain yield in wheat. Development of high-throughput techniques to count SN from large populations enables rapid and cost-effective...

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Field estimation of maize plant height at jointing stage using an RGB-D camera

Plant height can be used for assessing plant vigor and predicting biomass and yield. Manual measurement of plant height is time-consuming and labor-intensive. We describe a method for measuring maize...

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How rice organs are colored: The genetic basis of anthocyanin biosynthesis in rice

Anthocyanins are a major subclass of flavonoids that have diverse biological functions and benefit human health. In rice (Oryza sativa), the various colors shown by organs are due mainly to the accumulation...

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Genomic selection: A breakthrough technology in rice breeding

Rice (Oryza sativa) provides a staple food source for more than half the world population. However, the current pace of rice breeding in yield growth is insufficient to meet the food demand of the ever-increasing...

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