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  1. Bulk segregant analysis (BSA) can help identify quantitative trait loci (QTLs), but this may result in substantial bycatch of functionally irrelevant genes.

    Authors: Rutger A. Vos, Catharina A. M. van der Veen-van Wijk, M. Eric Schranz, Klaas Vrieling, Peter G. L. Klinkhamer and Frederic Lens
    Citation: Plant Methods 2022 18:92
  2. Clubroot of canola (Brassica napus), caused by the soilborne pathogen Plasmodiophora brassicae, has become a serious threat to canola production in Canada. The deployment of clubroot-resistant (CR) cultivars is t...

    Authors: Heather H. Tso, Leonardo Galindo-González, Troy Locke and Stephen E. Strelkov
    Citation: Plant Methods 2022 18:91
  3. The application of autopilot technology is conductive to achieving path planning navigation and liberating labor productivity. In addition, the self-driving vehicles can drive according to the growth state of ...

    Authors: Xihuizi Liang, Bingqi Chen, Chaojie Wei and Xiongchu Zhang
    Citation: Plant Methods 2022 18:90
  4. Salicylic acid (SA) is one of the plant hormones, which plays crucial roles in signaling transduction in plant growth, disease resistance, and leaf senescence. Arabidopsis (Arabidopsis thaliana) SA 3-hydroxylase ...

    Authors: Zilin Cai, Hao Guo, Shijing Shen, Qilu Yu, Jinbin Wang, Engao Zhu, Pinghua Zhang, Lili Song, Yanjun Zhang and Kewei Zhang
    Citation: Plant Methods 2022 18:89
  5. Jubaea chilensis (Molina) Baillon, is a uniquely large palm species endemic to Chile. It is under threatened status despite its use as an ornamental species throughout the world. This research seeks to identify t...

    Authors: Eduardo Guzmán, M. Paulina Fernández, José-Antonio Alcalde, Samuel Contreras, Pasi Raumonen, Lorenzo Picco, Cristián Montalba and Cristián Tejos
    Citation: Plant Methods 2022 18:88
  6. Quercetin is one of the most important bioflavonoids having positive effects on the biological processes and human health. Typically, it is extracted from plant matrices using conventional methods such as mace...

    Authors: Veronika Pilařová, Lukáš Kuda, Hana Kočová Vlčková, Lucie Nováková, Shubhpriya Gupta, Manoj Kulkarni, František Švec, Johannes Van Staden and Karel Doležal
    Citation: Plant Methods 2022 18:87
  7. Methods to accurately quantify disease severity are fundamental to plant pathogen interaction studies. Commonly used methods include visual scoring of disease symptoms, tracking pathogen growth in planta over tim...

    Authors: Kiona Elliott, Jeffrey C. Berry, Hobin Kim and Rebecca S. Bart
    Citation: Plant Methods 2022 18:86
  8. Elaeagnus angustifolia L. is a deciduous tree in the family Elaeagnaceae. It is widely used to study abiotic stress tolerance in plants and to improve desertification-affected land because of its ability to withs...

    Authors: Yunfei Mao, Xueli Cui, Haiyan Wang, Xin Qin, Yangbo Liu, Yijun Yin, Xiafei Su, Juan Tang, Fengling Wang, Fengwang Ma, Naibin Duan, Donglin Zhang, Yanli Hu, Wenli Wang, Shaochong Wei, Xiaoliu Chen…
    Citation: Plant Methods 2022 18:84
  9. Lasers enable modification of living and non-living matter with submicron precision in a contact-free manner which has raised the interest of researchers for decades. Accordingly, laser technologies have drawn...

    Authors: Dag Heinemann, Miroslav Zabic, Mitsuhiro Terakawa and Jens Boch
    Citation: Plant Methods 2022 18:82

    The Correction to this article has been published in Plant Methods 2022 18:104

  10. Variety genuineness and purity are essential indices of maize seed quality that affect yield. However, detection methods for variety genuineness are time-consuming, expensive, require extensive training, or de...

    Authors: Keling Tu, Shaozhe Wen, Ying Cheng, Yanan Xu, Tong Pan, Haonan Hou, Riliang Gu, Jianhua Wang, Fengge Wang and Qun Sun
    Citation: Plant Methods 2022 18:81
  11. The interaction between canopy and droplets is very important in the process of crop spraying. During the actual air-assisted application process, air-mist flow inevitably disturbs the leaves before droplets r...

    Authors: Yubin Cao, Te Xi, Lujiang Xu, Wei Qiu, Hongbin Guo, Xiaolan Lv and Chao Li
    Citation: Plant Methods 2022 18:80
  12. The identification of tropical African wood species based on microscopic imagery is a challenging problem due to the heterogeneous nature of the composition of wood combined with the vast number of candidate s...

    Authors: Núbia Rosa da Silva, Victor Deklerck, Jan M. Baetens, Jan Van den Bulcke, Maaike De Ridder, Mélissa Rousseau, Odemir Martinez Bruno, Hans Beeckman, Joris Van Acker, Bernard De Baets and Jan Verwaeren
    Citation: Plant Methods 2022 18:79
  13. Many significant ecosystems, including important non-forest woody ecosystems such as the Cerrado (Brazilian savannah), are under threat from climate change, yet our understanding of how increasing temperatures...

    Authors: Georgina A. Werkmeister, David Galbraith, Emma Docherty, Camilla Silva Borges, Jairo Matos da Rocha, Paulo Alves da Silva, Beatriz Schwantes Marimon, Ben Hur Marimon-Junior, Oliver L. Phillips and Emanuel Gloor
    Citation: Plant Methods 2022 18:78
  14. The superposition of COVID-19 and climate change has brought great challenges to global food security. As a major economic crop in the world, studying its phenotype to cultivate high-quality wheat varieties is...

    Authors: Anhua Ren, Dong Jiang, Min Kang, Jie Wu, Fangcheng Xiao, Pei Hou and Xiuqing Fu
    Citation: Plant Methods 2022 18:77
  15. In India, raw peanuts are obtained by aggregators from smallholder farms in the form of whole pods and the price is based on a manual estimation of basic peanut pod and kernel characteristics. These methods of...

    Authors: Martha Domhoefer, Debarati Chakraborty, Eva Hufnagel, Joelle Claußen, Norbert Wörlein, Marijn Voorhaar, Krithika Anbazhagan, Sunita Choudhary, Janila Pasupuleti, Rekha Baddam, Jana Kholova and Stefan Gerth
    Citation: Plant Methods 2022 18:76
  16. Optical sensing solutions are being developed and adopted to classify a wide range of biological objects, including crop seeds. Performance assessment of optical classification models remains both a priority a...

    Authors: Christian Nansen, Mohammad S. Imtiaz, Mohsen B. Mesgaran and Hyoseok Lee
    Citation: Plant Methods 2022 18:74
  17. Triticum aestivum is the most important staple food grain of the world. In recent years, the outbreak of a major seed-borne disease, common bunt, in wheat resulted in reduced quality and quantity of the crop. The...

    Authors: Raghav Kataria and Rakesh Kaundal
    Citation: Plant Methods 2022 18:73
  18. Although the genome for the allotetraploid bioenergy crop switchgrass (Panicum virgatum) has been established, limitations in mutant resources have hampered in planta gene function studies toward crop optimizatio...

    Authors: Kira Tiedge, Janessa Destremps, Janet Solano-Sanchez, Magda Lisette Arce-Rodriguez and Philipp Zerbe
    Citation: Plant Methods 2022 18:71
  19. Seeds were an important medium for long-distance transmission of plant viruses. Therefore, appropriate, more sensitive methods for detecting low concentrations of virus-infected in seeds were crucial to ensure...

    Authors: Yin Xinying, Li Xin, Yang Lili, Zheng Qiuyue, Piao Yongzhe and Cao Jijuan
    Citation: Plant Methods 2022 18:70
  20. The bimolecular fluorescence complementation (BiFC) assay has emerged as one of the most popular methods for analysing protein–protein interactions (PPIs) in plant biology. This includes its increasing use as ...

    Authors: Florent Velay, Mélanie Soula, Marwa Mehrez, Clément Belbachir, Stefano D’Alessandro, Christophe Laloi, Patrice Crete and Ben Field
    Citation: Plant Methods 2022 18:69
  21. The chlorophyll content is a vital indicator for reflecting the photosynthesis ability of plants and it plays a significant role in monitoring the general health of plants. Since the chlorophyll content and th...

    Authors: YiFei Cao, Huanliang Xu, Jin Song, Yao Yang, Xiaohui Hu, Korohou Tchalla Wiyao and Zhaoyu Zhai
    Citation: Plant Methods 2022 18:67
  22. The number of banana plants is closely related to banana yield. The diameter and height of the pseudo-stem are important morphological parameters of banana plants, which can reflect the growth status and vital...

    Authors: Yanlong Miao, Liuyang Wang, Cheng Peng, Han Li, Xiuhua Li and Man Zhang
    Citation: Plant Methods 2022 18:66
  23. Quinoa is an increasingly popular seed crop frequently studied for its tolerance to various abiotic stresses as well as its susceptibility to heat. Estimations of quinoa pollen viability through staining metho...

    Authors: S. Elizabeth Castillo, Jose C. Tovar, Anastasia Shamin, Jorge Gutirerrez, Paige Pearson and Malia A. Gehan
    Citation: Plant Methods 2022 18:65
  24. Although quantitative single-cell analysis is frequently applied in animal systems, e.g. to identify novel drugs, similar applications on plant single cells are largely missing. We have exploited the applicabi...

    Authors: Jonathan Dawson, Saurabh Pandey, Qiuju Yu, Patrick Schaub, Florian Wüst, Amir Bahram Moradi, Oleksandr Dovzhenko, Klaus Palme and Ralf Welsch
    Citation: Plant Methods 2022 18:64
  25. The accurate estimation of leaf hydraulic conductance (Kleaf) is important for revealing leaf physiological characteristics and function. However, the Kleaf values are largely incomparable in previous studies for...

    Authors: Xiaoxiao Wang, Jinfang Zhao, Jianliang Huang, Shaobing Peng and Dongliang Xiong
    Citation: Plant Methods 2022 18:63
  26. Rapid-cycling Brassica napus (B. napus-RC) has potential as a rapid trait testing system for canola (B. napus) because its life cycle is completed within 2 months while canola usually takes 4 months, and it is su...

    Authors: Aruni Y. Alahakoon, Eden Tongson, Wei Meng, Zi-Wei Ye, Derek A. Russell, Mee-Len Chye, John F. Golz and Paul W. J. Taylor
    Citation: Plant Methods 2022 18:62
  27. Leaf chlorophyll content plays an important role in indicating plant stresses and nutrient status. Traditional approaches for the quantification of chlorophyll content mainly include acetone ethanol extraction...

    Authors: Huichun Zhang, Yufeng Ge, Xinyan Xie, Abbas Atefi, Nuwan K. Wijewardane and Suresh Thapa
    Citation: Plant Methods 2022 18:60
  28. There is a demand for non-destructive systems in plant phenotyping which could precisely measure plant traits for growth monitoring. In this study, the growth of chilli plants (Capsicum annum L.) was monitored in...

    Authors: Abhipray Paturkar, Gourab Sen Gupta and Donald Bailey
    Citation: Plant Methods 2022 18:59
  29. The study of the regulatory mechanisms of evolutionarily conserved Nucleotide-binding leucine-rich repeat (NLR) resistance (R) proteins in animals and plants is of increasing importance due to understanding ba...

    Authors: Sung Un Huh
    Citation: Plant Methods 2022 18:57

    The Correction to this article has been published in Plant Methods 2022 18:93

  30. Stalk lodging (breaking of agricultural plant stalks prior to harvest) is a multi-billion dollar a year problem. Stalk lodging occurs when high winds induce bending moments in the stalk which exceed the bendin...

    Authors: Christopher J. Stubbs, Christopher S. McMahan, Kaitlin Tabaracci, Bharath Kunduru, Rajandeep S. Sekhon and Daniel J. Robertson
    Citation: Plant Methods 2022 18:56
  31. From an economic perspective, cotton is one of the most important crops in the world. The fertility of male reproductive organs is a key determinant of cotton yield. Anther dehiscence or indehiscence directly ...

    Authors: Zhihao Tan, Jiawei Shi, Rongjie Lv, Qingyuan Li, Jing Yang, Yizan Ma, Yanlong Li, Yuanlong Wu, Rui Zhang, Huanhuan Ma, Yawei Li, Li Zhu, Longfu Zhu, Xianlong Zhang, Jie Kong, Wanneng Yang…
    Citation: Plant Methods 2022 18:53
  32. Anthracnose of Camellia oleifera is a very destructive disease that commonly occurs in the Camellia oleifera industry, which severely restricts the development of the Camellia oleifera industry. In the early stag...

    Authors: Li Bin, Wang Qiu, Zhan Chao-hui, Han Zhao-yang, Yin Hai, Liao Jun and Liu Yan-de
    Citation: Plant Methods 2022 18:52
  33. Illegal logging is a global crisis with significant environmental, economic, and social consequences. Efforts to combat it call for forensic methods to determine species identity, provenance, and individual id...

    Authors: Adriana Costa, Giovanny Giraldo, Amy Bishell, Tuo He, Grant Kirker and Alex C. Wiedenhoeft
    Citation: Plant Methods 2022 18:51
  34. The dry root and rhizome of Salvia miltiorrhiza are used to treat cardiovascular diseases, chronic pain, and thoracic obstruction over 2000 years in Asian countries. For high quality, Sichuan Zhongjiang is regard...

    Authors: Si Cheng Yao, Yuan Yuan Jiang, Su Ni, Long Wang, Jun Feng, Rui Wu Yang, Li Xia Yang, Qiu Yan Len and Li Zhang
    Citation: Plant Methods 2022 18:50
  35. Rice bacterial blight (BB) has caused serious damage in rice yield and quality leading to huge economic loss and food safety problems. Breeding disease resistant cultivar becomes the eco-friendliest and most e...

    Authors: Jinnuo Zhang, Xuping Feng, Qingguan Wu, Guofeng Yang, Mingzhu Tao, Yong Yang and Yong He
    Citation: Plant Methods 2022 18:49
  36. Optimizing plant tissue culture media is a complicated process, which is easily influenced by genotype, mineral nutrients, plant growth regulators (PGRs), vitamins and other factors, leading to undesirable and...

    Authors: Mohammad Sadat-Hosseini, Mohammad M. Arab, Mohammad Soltani, Maliheh Eftekhari, Amanollah Soleimani and Kourosh Vahdati
    Citation: Plant Methods 2022 18:48
  37. Studying dynamic processes in living organisms with MRI is one of the most promising research areas. The use of paramagnetic compounds as contrast agents (CA), has proven key to such studies, but so far, the l...

    Authors: Simon Mayer, Eberhard Munz, Sebastian Hammer, Steffen Wagner, Andre Guendel, Hardy Rolletschek, Peter M. Jakob, Ljudmilla Borisjuk and Thomas Neuberger
    Citation: Plant Methods 2022 18:47
  38. Plant growth devices, for example, rhizoponics, rhizoboxes, and ecosystem fabrication (EcoFAB), have been developed to facilitate studies of plant root morphology and plant-microbe interactions in controlled l...

    Authors: Pipob Suwanchaikasem, Alexander Idnurm, Jamie Selby-Pham, Robert Walker and Berin A. Boughton
    Citation: Plant Methods 2022 18:46
  39. Sweet tea, which functions as tea, sugar and medicine, was listed as a new food resource in 2017. Flavonoids are the main medicinal components in sweet tea and have significant pharmacological activities. Ther...

    Authors: Zhaoxia Tian, Zifeng Tan, Yanjie Li and Zhiling Yang
    Citation: Plant Methods 2022 18:44

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