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  1. Root system architecture (RSA) traits are of interest for breeding selection; however, measurement of these traits is difficult, resource intensive, and results in large variability. The advent of computer vis...

    Authors: Kevin G. Falk, Talukder Z. Jubery, Seyed V. Mirnezami, Kyle A. Parmley, Soumik Sarkar, Arti Singh, Baskar Ganapathysubramanian and Asheesh K. Singh

    Citation: Plant Methods 2020 16:5

    Content type: Methodology

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  2. The unfolded protein response (UPR) is a highly conserved process in eukaryotic organisms that plays a crucial role in adaptation and development. While the most ubiquitous components of this pathway have been...

    Authors: André Alcântara, Denise Seitner, Fernando Navarrete and Armin Djamei

    Citation: Plant Methods 2020 16:4

    Content type: Methodology

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  3. Plant receptors with lysin motifs (LsyM) recognize microbial signals such as fungal chitin and lipo-chitooligosaccharidic Nod factors of nitrogen-fixing rhizobia. It is generally assumed that ligand-induced di...

    Authors: Chun-Lian Li, De-Xing Xue, Yi-Han Wang, Zhi-Ping Xie and Christian Staehelin

    Citation: Plant Methods 2020 16:3

    Content type: Methodology

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  4. Micro-computed tomography (μCT) bring a new opportunity to accurately quantify micro phenotypic traits of maize stem, also provide comparable benchmark to evaluate its dynamic development at the different grow...

    Authors: Ying Zhang, Liming Ma, Jinglu Wang, Xiaodong Wang, Xinyu Guo and Jianjun Du

    Citation: Plant Methods 2020 16:2

    Content type: Research

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  5. Herbaria are valuable sources of extensive curated plant material that are now accessible to genetic studies because of advances in high-throughput, next-generation sequencing methods. As an applied assessment...

    Authors: Paul G. Nevill, Xiao Zhong, Julian Tonti-Filippini, Margaret Byrne, Michael Hislop, Kevin Thiele, Stephen van Leeuwen, Laura M. Boykin and Ian Small

    Citation: Plant Methods 2020 16:1

    Content type: Methodology

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  6. In the original publication [1], the copyright line was incorrectly published as “© The Author(s) 2019”. The corrected copyright line should read as “© Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada as represented b...

    Authors: Xiucheng Cui, Margaret Balcerzak, Johann Schernthaner, Vivijan Babic, Raju Datla, Elizabeth K. Brauer, Natalie Labbé, Rajagopal Subramaniam and Thérèse Ouellet

    Citation: Plant Methods 2019 15:163

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in Plant Methods 2019 15:119

  7. Recent advances in image-based plant phenotyping have improved our capability to study vegetative stage growth dynamics. However, more complex agronomic traits such as inflorescence architecture (IA), which pr...

    Authors: Jaspreet Sandhu, Feiyu Zhu, Puneet Paul, Tian Gao, Balpreet K. Dhatt, Yufeng Ge, Paul Staswick, Hongfeng Yu and Harkamal Walia

    Citation: Plant Methods 2019 15:162

    Content type: Methodology

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  8. High grain breakage rate is the main limiting factor encountered in the mechanical harvest of maize grain. X-ray micro-computed tomography (μCT) scanning technology could be used to obtain the three-dimensiona...

    Authors: Junfeng Hou, Ying Zhang, Xiuliang Jin, Pengfei Dong, Yanan Guo, Keru Wang, Yinghu Fan and Shaokun Li

    Citation: Plant Methods 2019 15:161

    Content type: Research

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  9. Almond is an emerging crop due to the health benefits of almond consumption including nutritional, anti-inflammatory, and hypocholesterolaemia properties. Traditional almond producers were concentrated in Cali...

    Authors: Francisca López-Granados, Jorge Torres-Sánchez, Francisco M. Jiménez-Brenes, Octavio Arquero, María Lovera and Ana I. de Castro

    Citation: Plant Methods 2019 15:160

    Content type: Research

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  10. Seagrass meadows are recognized as critical and among the most vulnerable habitats on the planet. The alarming rates of decline in seagrass meadows have attracted the attention globally. There is an urgent nee...

    Authors: Shidong Yue, Yu Zhang, Yi Zhou, Shaochun Xu, Shuai Xu, Xiaomei Zhang and Ruiting Gu

    Citation: Plant Methods 2019 15:158

    Content type: Research

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  11. The raised demand of cannabis as a medicinal plant in recent years led to an increased interest in understanding the biosynthetic routes of cannabis metabolites. Since there is no established protocol to gener...

    Authors: Julia Schachtsiek, Tajammul Hussain, Khadija Azzouhri, Oliver Kayser and Felix Stehle

    Citation: Plant Methods 2019 15:157

    Content type: Research

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  12. Over the last years, several plant science labs have started to employ fluctuating growth light conditions to simulate natural light regimes more closely. Many plant mutants reveal quantifiable effects under f...

    Authors: Dominik Schneider, Laura S. Lopez, Meng Li, Joseph D. Crawford, Helmut Kirchhoff and Hans-Henning Kunz

    Citation: Plant Methods 2019 15:156

    Content type: Methodology

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  13. Plant feeding, free-living nematodes cause extensive damage to plant roots by direct feeding and, in the case of some trichodorid and longidorid species, through the transmission of viruses. Developing more en...

    Authors: Felicity E. O’Callaghan, Roy Neilson, Stuart A. MacFarlane and Lionel X. Dupuy

    Citation: Plant Methods 2019 15:155

    Content type: Methodology

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  14. Guayule (Parthenium argentatum A. Gray), a plant native to semi-arid regions of northern Mexico and southern Texas in the United States, is an alternative source for natural rubber (NR). Rapid screening tools are...

    Authors: Zinan Luo, Kelly R. Thorp and Hussein Abdel-Haleem

    Citation: Plant Methods 2019 15:154

    Content type: Methodology

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  15. Acoustic emission (AE) sensing is in use since the late 1960s in drought-induced embolism research as a non-invasive and continuous method. It is very well suited to assess a plant’s vulnerability to dehydrati...

    Authors: Niels J. F. De Baerdemaeker, Michiel Stock, Jan Van den Bulcke, Bernard De Baets, Luc Van Hoorebeke and Kathy Steppe

    Citation: Plant Methods 2019 15:153

    Content type: Research

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  16. In the original publication of the article [1], a few errors were identified.

    Authors: Sadiye Hayta, Mark A. Smedley, Selcen U. Demir, Robert Blundell, Alison Hinchliffe, Nicola Atkinson and Wendy A. Harwood

    Citation: Plant Methods 2019 15:152

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in Plant Methods 2019 15:121

  17. Plant development is controlled by the action of many, often connected gene regulatory networks. Differential gene expression controlled by internal and external cues is a major driver of growth and time speci...

    Authors: Kimmo Kivivirta, Denise Herbert, Matthias Lange, Knut Beuerlein, Janine Altmüller and Annette Becker

    Citation: Plant Methods 2019 15:151

    Content type: Methodology

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  18. Deep rooting is one of the most promising plant traits for improving crop yield under water-limited conditions. Most root phenotyping methods are designed for laboratory-grown plants, typically measuring very ...

    Authors: Si Chen, Simon Fiil Svane and Kristian Thorup-Kristensen

    Citation: Plant Methods 2019 15:148

    Content type: Research

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  19. Non-invasive procedures for the diagnosis of viability of plant or fungal tissues would be valuable for scientific, industrial and biomonitoring purposes. Previous studies showed that infrared thermography (IR...

    Authors: Beatriz Fernández-Marín, Othmar Buchner, Gerald Kastberger, Federica Piombino, José Ignacio García-Plazaola and Ilse Kranner

    Citation: Plant Methods 2019 15:147

    Content type: Research

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  20. Potato, the third most important crop worldwide, plays a critical role in human food security. Brown rot, one of the most destructive potato diseases caused by Ralstonia solanacearum, results in huge economic los...

    Authors: Huijuan Wang, Jinxue Hu, Yao Lu, Mancang Zhang, Ning Qin, Ruize Zhang, Yizhe He, Dongdong Wang, Yue Chen, Cuizhu Zhao, Núria S. Coll, Marc Valls, Qin Chen and Haibin Lu

    Citation: Plant Methods 2019 15:145

    Content type: Research

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  21. Insect herbivory poses a major threat to maize. Benzoxazinoids are important anti-insect secondary metabolites in maize, whose biosynthetic pathway has been extensively studied. However, yet little is known ab...

    Authors: Lei Gao, Guojing Shen, Lingdan Zhang, Jinfeng Qi, Cuiping Zhang, Canrong Ma, Jing Li, Lei Wang, Saif Ul Malook and Jianqiang Wu

    Citation: Plant Methods 2019 15:144

    Content type: Research

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  22. Large insert paired-end sequencing technologies are important tools for assembling genomes, delineating associated breakpoints and detecting structural rearrangements. To facilitate the comprehensive detection...

    Authors: Zhaozhao Dai, Tong Li, Jiadong Li, Zhifei Han, Yonglong Pan, Sha Tang, Xianmin Diao and Meizhong Luo

    Citation: Plant Methods 2019 15:142

    Content type: Methodology

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  23. Plant population density is an important factor for agricultural production systems due to its substantial influence on crop yield and quality. Traditionally, plant population density is estimated by using eit...

    Authors: Yu Jiang, Changying Li, Andrew H. Paterson and Jon S. Robertson

    Citation: Plant Methods 2019 15:141

    Content type: Research

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  24. In the early stages of plant breeding programs high-quality phenotypes are still a constraint to improve genetic gain. New field-based high-throughput phenotyping (HTP) platforms have the capacity to rapidly a...

    Authors: Fabiana Freitas Moreira, Anthony Ahau Hearst, Keith Aric Cherkauer and Katy Martin Rainey

    Citation: Plant Methods 2019 15:139

    Content type: Research

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  25. The demand for effective use of water resources has increased because of ongoing global climate transformations in the agriculture science sector. Cost-effective and timely distributions of the appropriate amo...

    Authors: Adnan Zahid, Hasan T. Abbas, Aifeng Ren, Ahmed Zoha, Hadi Heidari, Syed A. Shah, Muhammad A. Imran, Akram Alomainy and Qammer H. Abbasi

    Citation: Plant Methods 2019 15:138

    Content type: Research

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  26. Predicting impact of plant tissue culture media components on explant proliferation is important especially in commercial scale for optimizing efficient culture media. Previous studies have focused on predicti...

    Authors: Saeid Jamshidi, Abbas Yadollahi, Mohammad Mehdi Arab, Mohammad Soltani, Maliheh Eftekhari, Hamed Sabzalipoor, Abdollatif Sheikhi and Jalal Shiri

    Citation: Plant Methods 2019 15:136

    Content type: Research

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  27. Post-transcriptional gene regulation is one of the critical layers of overall gene expression programs and microRNAs (miRNAs) play an indispensable role in this process by guiding cleavage on the messenger RNA...

    Authors: Yong-Fang Li, Miao Zhao, Menglei Wang, Junqiang Guo, Li Wang, Jie Ji, Zongbo Qiu, Yun Zheng and Ramanjulu Sunkar

    Citation: Plant Methods 2019 15:134

    Content type: Methodology

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  28. Due to its high damaging potential, Cercospora leaf spot (CLS) caused by Cercospora beticola is a continuous threat to sugar beet production worldwide. Breeding for disease resistance is hampered by the quantitat...

    Authors: Erich-Christian Oerke, Marlene Leucker and Ulrike Steiner

    Citation: Plant Methods 2019 15:133

    Content type: Research

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  29. Unfortunately, the original version of the article [1] contained an error in figure 7. The names of species Umus minor and Acer campestre were interchanged. The corrected figure 7 is given below:

    Authors: Jorge Victorino and Francisco Gómez

    Citation: Plant Methods 2019 15:132

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in Plant Methods 2019 15:112

  30. Root and tuber crops are becoming more important for their high source of carbohydrates, next to cereals. Despite their commercial impact, there are significant knowledge gaps about the environmental and inher...

    Authors: Michael Gomez Selvaraj, Maria Elker Montoya-P, John Atanbori, Andrew P. French and Tony Pridmore

    Citation: Plant Methods 2019 15:131

    Content type: Research

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  31. Enset (Ensete ventricosum), also known as Ethiopian banana, is a food security crop for more than 20 million people in Ethiopia. As conventional breeding of enset is very challenging, genetic engineering is an al...

    Authors: Jonathan Matheka, Jaindra Nath Tripathi, Ibsa Merga, Endale Gebre and Leena Tripathi

    Citation: Plant Methods 2019 15:130

    Content type: Methodology

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  32. Tripterygium wilfordii Hook. f. (T. wilfordii) is an important medicinal plant with anti-inflammatory, immunosuppressive and anti-tumor activities. The main bioactive ingredients are diterpenoids and triterpenoid...

    Authors: Yadi Song, Shang Chen, Xiujuan Wang, Rui Zhang, Lichan Tu, Tianyuan Hu, Xihong Liu, Yifeng Zhang, Luqi Huang and Wei Gao

    Citation: Plant Methods 2019 15:129

    Content type: Research

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  33. Non-contact resonant ultrasound spectroscopy (NC-RUS) has been proven as a reliable technique for the dynamic determination of leaf water status. It has been already tested in more than 50 plant species. In pa...

    Authors: María Dolores Fariñas, Daniel Jimenez-Carretero, Domingo Sancho-Knapik, José Javier Peguero-Pina, Eustaquio Gil-Pelegrín and Tomás Gómez Álvarez-Arenas

    Citation: Plant Methods 2019 15:128

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  34. Sugar phosphates are important intermediates of central carbon metabolism in biological systems, with roles in glycolysis, the pentose–phosphate pathway, tricarboxylic acid (TCA) cycle, and many other biosynth...

    Authors: Umut Rende, Totte Niittylä and Thomas Moritz

    Citation: Plant Methods 2019 15:127

    Content type: Methodology

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  35. Plants rely on concentration gradients of the native auxin, indole-3-acetic acid (IAA), to modulate plant growth and development. Both metabolic and transport processes participate in the dynamic regulation of...

    Authors: Federica Brunoni, Silvio Collani, Jan Šimura, Markus Schmid, Catherine Bellini and Karin Ljung

    Citation: Plant Methods 2019 15:126

    Content type: Methodology

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  36. Lilium is one of the most popular flower crops worldwide, and some species are also used as vegetables and medicines. The availability of and easy access to diverse Lilium genetic resources are essential for plan...

    Authors: Jing-Wei Li, Xiao-Chen Zhang, Min-Rui Wang, Wen-Lu Bi, M. Faisal, Jaime A. Teixeira da Silva, Gayle M. Volk and Qiao-Chun Wang

    Citation: Plant Methods 2019 15:125

    Content type: Review

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  37. Automated phenotyping technologies are continually advancing the breeding process. However, collecting various secondary traits throughout the growing season and processing massive amounts of data still take g...

    Authors: Jiating Li, Arun-Narenthiran Veeranampalayam-Sivakumar, Madhav Bhatta, Nicholas D. Garst, Hannah Stoll, P. Stephen Baenziger, Vikas Belamkar, Reka Howard, Yufeng Ge and Yeyin Shi

    Citation: Plant Methods 2019 15:123

    Content type: Research

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  38. The number grain per panicle of rice is an important phenotypic trait and a significant index for variety screening and cultivation management. The methods that are currently used to count the number of grains...

    Authors: Wei Wu, Tao Liu, Ping Zhou, Tianle Yang, Chunyan Li, Xiaochun Zhong, Chengming Sun, Shengping Liu and Wenshan Guo

    Citation: Plant Methods 2019 15:122

    Content type: Research

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  39. Despite wheat being a worldwide staple, it is still considered the most difficult to transform out of the main cereal crops. Therefore, for the wheat research community, a freely available and effective wheat ...

    Authors: Sadiye Hayta, Mark A. Smedley, Selcen U. Demir, Robert Blundell, Alison Hinchliffe, Nicola Atkinson and Wendy A. Harwood

    Citation: Plant Methods 2019 15:121

    Content type: Methodology

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Plant Methods 2019 15:152

  40. A salient topic in developmental biology relates to the molecular and genetic mechanisms that underlie tissue morphogenesis. Modern quantitative approaches to this central question frequently involve digital c...

    Authors: Rachele Tofanelli, Athul Vijayan, Sebastian Scholz and Kay Schneitz

    Citation: Plant Methods 2019 15:120

    Content type: Methodology

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