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  1. Strigolactones (SLs) are important plant hormones that are produced via the carotenoid biosynthetic pathway and occur at extremely low concentrations in various plant species. They regulate root development, p...

    Authors: Rostislav Halouzka, Sanja Ćavar Zeljković, Bořivoj Klejdus and Petr Tarkowski

    Citation: Plant Methods 2020 16:76

    Content type: Review

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  2. Glucosinolates are an important class of secondary metabolites characteristic to the order Brassicales. They are known to play a major role in plant defense and from the human perspective, can be anticarcinoge...

    Authors: Deepti M. Nambiar, Juhi Kumari, Gulab C. Arya, Amarjeet K. Singh and Naveen C. Bisht

    Citation: Plant Methods 2020 16:75

    Content type: Methodology

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  3. Next generation sequencing (NGS) has been widely used in biological research, due to its rapid decrease in cost and increasing ability to generate data. However, while the sequence generation step has seen man...

    Authors: Sheng Zhao, Cuicui Zhang, Jianqiang Mu, Hui Zhang, Wen Yao, Xinhua Ding, Junqiang Ding and Yuxiao Chang

    Citation: Plant Methods 2020 16:74

    Content type: Methodology

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  4. There is little information on the effect of nutrient solutions composition on Arabidopsis growth. Therefore, we compared growth performance of Arabidopsis thaliana (Col-0) grown on the most commonly used nutrien...

    Authors: Sander H. van Delden, Mohammad Javad Nazarideljou and Leo F. M. Marcelis

    Citation: Plant Methods 2020 16:72

    Content type: Research

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  5. In situ analysis of biomarkers such as DNA, RNA and proteins are important for research and diagnostic purposes. At the RNA level, plant gene expression studies rely on qPCR, RNAseq and probe-based in situ hyb...

    Authors: Shyam Solanki, Gazala Ameen, Jin Zhao, Jordan Flaten, Pawel Borowicz and Robert S. Brueggeman

    Citation: Plant Methods 2020 16:71

    Content type: Methodology

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  6. Auxin response factors (ARFs) have long been a research focus and represent a class of key regulators of plant growth and development. Integrated phylogenomic synteny network analyses were able to provide nove...

    Authors: Bei Gao, Liuqiang Wang, Melvin Oliver, Moxian Chen and Jianhua Zhang

    Citation: Plant Methods 2020 16:70

    Content type: Research

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  7. Precision agriculture is an emerging research field that relies on monitoring and managing field variability in phenotypic traits. An important phenotypic trait is biomass, a comprehensive indicator that can r...

    Authors: Shichao Jin, Yanjun Su, Shilin Song, Kexin Xu, Tianyu Hu, Qiuli Yang, Fangfang Wu, Guangcai Xu, Qin Ma, Hongcan Guan, Shuxin Pang, Yumei Li and Qinghua Guo

    Citation: Plant Methods 2020 16:69

    Content type: Research

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  8. RNAseq is nowadays the method of choice for transcriptome analysis. In the last decades, a high number of statistical methods, and associated bioinformatics tools, for RNAseq analysis were developed. More rece...

    Authors: Ilana Lambert, Christine Paysant-Le Roux, Stefano Colella and Marie-Laure Martin-Magniette

    Citation: Plant Methods 2020 16:68

    Content type: Software

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  9. Stalk lodging (breaking of agricultural plant stalks prior to harvest) results in millions of dollars in lost revenue each year. Despite a growing body of literature on the topic of stalk lodging, the structur...

    Authors: Christopher J. Stubbs, Kate Seegmiller, Christopher McMahan, Rajandeep S. Sekhon and Daniel J. Robertson

    Citation: Plant Methods 2020 16:67

    Content type: Research

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  10. X-ray computed tomography (CT) allows us to visualize root system architecture (RSA) beneath the soil, non-destructively and in a three-dimensional (3-D) form. However, CT scanning, reconstruction processes, a...

    Authors: Shota Teramoto, Satoko Takayasu, Yuka Kitomi, Yumiko Arai-Sanoh, Takanari Tanabata and Yusaku Uga

    Citation: Plant Methods 2020 16:66

    Content type: Methodology

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  11. Field-grown leafy vegetables can be damaged by biotic and abiotic factors, or mechanically damaged by farming practices. Available methods to evaluate leaf tissue damage mainly rely on colour differentiation b...

    Authors: Emina Mulaosmanovic, Tobias U. T. Lindblom, Marie Bengtsson, Sofia T. Windstam, Lars Mogren, Salla Marttila, Hartmut Stützel and Beatrix W. Alsanius

    Citation: Plant Methods 2020 16:62

    Content type: Methodology

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  12. Plant parasitic weeds belonging to the genus Striga are a major threat for food production in Sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia. The parasite’s life cycle starts with the induction of seed germination by host...

    Authors: Raul Masteling, Lodewijk Voorhoeve, Joris IJsselmuiden, Francisco Dini-Andreote, Wietse de Boer and Jos M. Raaijmakers

    Citation: Plant Methods 2020 16:60

    Content type: Software

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  13. The increase in atmospheric CO2 is causing a number of changes in plant growth such as increases in leaf area and number, branching, plant size and biomass, and growth rate. Despite the importance of stomatal res...

    Authors: Mengmeng Tang, Xiaowei Zhao, Yinling Hu, Miaomiao Zeng, Kai Wang, Nannan Dong, Xiaonan Ma, Ling Bai and Chun-Peng Song

    Citation: Plant Methods 2020 16:59

    Content type: Methodology

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  14. Quantitative PCR (qPCR) is one of the most common and accurate methods of gene expression analysis. However, the biggest challenge for this kind of examinations is normalization of the results, which requires ...

    Authors: Karolina Dudziak, Magdalena Sozoniuk, Hubert Szczerba, Adam Kuzdraliński, Krzysztof Kowalczyk, Andreas Börner and Michał Nowak

    Citation: Plant Methods 2020 16:58

    Content type: Research

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  15. To study the impact of climate warming on crops, it is crucial to have a warming equipment suitable for their field environment. A facility is needed that can provide suitable combinations of different tempera...

    Authors: Zuolin Zhang, Zhiyuan Yang, Shah Fahad, Tong Zhang, Wenhao Xu, Kehui Cui, Shaobing Peng and Jianliang Huang

    Citation: Plant Methods 2020 16:57

    Content type: Research

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  16. Wild apple, Malus sieversii, is an endangered species and a valuable genetic resource that requires a variety of conservation techniques. This study aimed to investigate the influence of different concentrations ...

    Authors: Y. Zhang, T. A. Bozorov, D. X. Li, P. Zhou, X. J. Wen, Y. Ding and D. Y. Zhang

    Citation: Plant Methods 2020 16:56

    Content type: Research

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  17. To ensure further genetic gain, genomic approaches in plant breeding rely on precise phenotypic data, describing plant structure, function and performance. A more precise characterization of the environment wi...

    Authors: Andreas Honecker, Henrik Schumann, Diana Becirevic, Lasse Klingbeil, Kai Volland, Steffi Forberig, Marc Jansen, Hinrich Paulsen, Heiner Kuhlmann and Jens Léon

    Citation: Plant Methods 2020 16:55

    Content type: Software

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  18. Plant hormones are naturally occurring small molecule compounds which are present at trace amounts in plant. They play a pivotal role in the regulation of plant growth. The biological activity of plant hormone...

    Authors: Liyuan Wang, Yilin Zou, Han Yeong Kaw, Gang Wang, Huaze Sun, Long Cai, Chengyu Li, Long-Yue Meng and Donghao Li

    Citation: Plant Methods 2020 16:54

    Content type: Review

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  19. Phytoplasma are obligate intracellular plant-pathogenic bacteria that infect a broad range of plant species and are transmitted by different insect species. Quantitative real-time PCR (qPCR) is one of the most...

    Authors: Cecilia Mittelberger, Lisa Obkircher, Vicky Oberkofler, Alan Ianeselli, Christine Kerschbamer, Andreas Gallmetzer, Yazmid Reyes-Dominguez, Thomas Letschka and Katrin Janik

    Citation: Plant Methods 2020 16:53

    Content type: Methodology

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  20. Functional genomic studies using genetics approaches of conifers are hampered by the complex and enormous genome, long vegetative growth period, and exertion in genetic transformation. Thus, the research carri...

    Authors: Shuangwei Liu, Jingjing Ma, Hongmei Liu, Yingtian Guo, Wei Li and Shihui Niu

    Citation: Plant Methods 2020 16:52

    Content type: Methodology

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  21. Rain-induced fruit cracking is a major physiological problem in most sweet cherry cultivars. For an in vivo cracking assay, the ‘Christensen method’ (cracking evaluation following fruit immersion in water) is ...

    Authors: Michail Michailidis, Evangelos Karagiannis, Georgia Tanou, Eirini Sarrou, Katerina Karamanoli, Athina Lazaridou, Stefan Martens and Athanassios Molassiotis

    Citation: Plant Methods 2020 16:51

    Content type: Research

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  22. The genus Utricularia belongs to Lentibulariaceae, the largest family of carnivorous plants, which includes terrestrial, epiphytic and aquatic species. The development of specialized structures that evolved for c...

    Authors: A. Oropeza-Aburto, S. A. Cervantes-Pérez, V. A. Albert and L. Herrera-Estrella

    Citation: Plant Methods 2020 16:50

    Content type: Methodology

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  23. Quantitative and qualitative assessment of visual and morphological traits of seed is slow and imprecise with potential for bias to be introduced when gathered with handheld tools. Colour, size and shape trait...

    Authors: Keith Halcro, Kaitlin McNabb, Ashley Lockinger, Didier Socquet-Juglard, Kirstin E. Bett and Scott D. Noble

    Citation: Plant Methods 2020 16:49

    Content type: Methodology

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  24. Many methodological approaches have focused so far on physiological and molecular responses of plant tissues to freezing but only little knowledge is available on the consequences of extracellular ice-formatio...

    Authors: Othmar Buchner, Philip Steiner, Ancuela Andosch, Andreas Holzinger, Matthias Stegner, Gilbert Neuner and Ursula Lütz-Meindl

    Citation: Plant Methods 2020 16:48

    Content type: Methodology

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  25. Crocus sativus is a recalcitrant plant for genetic transformation and genetic improvement, largely due to difficulties in Agrobacterium mediated transformation and vegetative reproduction. Effective genome editin...

    Authors: Sudha Chib, Arulprakash Thangaraj, Sanjana Kaul, Manoj Kumar Dhar and Tanushri Kaul

    Citation: Plant Methods 2020 16:47

    Content type: Research

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  26. Stable isotopically labelled organisms have found wide application in life science research including plant physiology, plant stress and defense as well as metabolism related sciences. Therefore, the reproduci...

    Authors: Asja Ćeranić, Maria Doppler, Christoph Büschl, Alexandra Parich, Kangkang Xu, Andrea Koutnik, Hermann Bürstmayr, Marc Lemmens and Rainer Schuhmacher

    Citation: Plant Methods 2020 16:46

    Content type: Methodology

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  27. Short read sequencing technologies, such as genotyping-by-sequencing (GBS), have been utilized in genetic mapping, marker development, and population genomic studies. High-throughput and multiplexing capabilit...

    Authors: Narinder Singh, John Raupp, Dal-Hoe Koo, Bernd Friebe, Bikram Gill and Jesse Poland

    Citation: Plant Methods 2020 16:45

    Content type: Methodology

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  28. Brassica napus is an important oilseed crop that offers a considerable amount of biomass for global vegetable oil production. The establishment of an efficient genetic transformation system with a convenient tran...

    Authors: Kai Zhang, Jianjie He, Lu Liu, Runda Xie, Lu Qiu, Xicheng Li, Wenjue Yuan, Kang Chen, Yongtai Yin, May Me Me Kyaw, Aye Aye San, Shisheng Li, Xianying Tang, Chunhua Fu and Maoteng Li

    Citation: Plant Methods 2020 16:43

    Content type: Research

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  29. Reactive oxygen species (ROS) such as hydrogen peroxide and superoxide anions significantly accumulate during biotic and abiotic stress and cause oxidative damage and eventually cell death. There is accumulati...

    Authors: Lorenzo Fimognari, Rebecca Dölker, Greta Kaselyte, Camilla N. G. Jensen, Saqib S. Akhtar, Dominik K. Großkinsky and Thomas Roitsch

    Citation: Plant Methods 2020 16:42

    Content type: Methodology

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  30. Small RNAs are sequence-dependent negative regulators of gene expression involved in many relevant plant processes such as development, genome stability, or stress response. Functional characterization of sRNA...

    Authors: Diego López-Márquez, Ángel Del-Espino, Eduardo R. Bejarano, Carmen R. Beuzón and Javier Ruiz-Albert

    Citation: Plant Methods 2020 16:41

    Content type: Methodology

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  31. High throughput non-destructive phenotyping is emerging as a significant approach for phenotyping germplasm and breeding populations for the identification of superior donors, elite lines, and QTLs. Detection ...

    Authors: Tanuj Misra, Alka Arora, Sudeep Marwaha, Viswanathan Chinnusamy, Atmakuri Ramakrishna Rao, Rajni Jain, Rabi Narayan Sahoo, Mrinmoy Ray, Sudhir Kumar, Dhandapani Raju, Ranjeet Ranjan Jha, Aditya Nigam and Swati Goel

    Citation: Plant Methods 2020 16:40

    Content type: Methodology

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  32. The plant endophytic fungus Serendipita indica colonizes roots of a wide range of plant species and can enhance growth and stress resistance of these plants. Due to its ease of axenic cultivation and its broad ho...

    Authors: Mohamed Osman, Christian Stigloher, Martin J. Mueller and Frank Waller

    Citation: Plant Methods 2020 16:39

    Content type: Methodology

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  33. Non-destructive high-throughput plant phenotyping is becoming increasingly used and various methods for growth analysis have been proposed. Traditional longitudinal or repeated measures analyses that model gro...

    Authors: Chris Brien, Nathaniel Jewell, Stephanie J. Watts-Williams, Trevor Garnett and Bettina Berger

    Citation: Plant Methods 2020 16:36

    Content type: Methodology

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  34. Panicle density of cereal crops such as wheat and sorghum is one of the main components for plant breeders and agronomists in understanding the yield of their crops. To phenotype the panicle density effectivel...

    Authors: Akshay L. Chandra, Sai Vikas Desai, Vineeth N. Balasubramanian, Seishi Ninomiya and Wei Guo

    Citation: Plant Methods 2020 16:34

    Content type: Methodology

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  35. To understand processes regulating nutrient homeostasis at the single-cell level there is a need for new methods that allow multi-element profiling of biological samples ultimately only available as isolated t...

    Authors: Anle Chen, Thomas H. Hansen, Lene I. Olsen, Michael Palmgren, Søren Husted, Jan K. Schjoerring and Daniel Pergament Persson

    Citation: Plant Methods 2020 16:31

    Content type: Research

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  36. To investigate potential effects of herbicide phytotoxic on crops, a major challenge is a lack of non-destructive and rapid methods to detect plant growth that could allow characterization of herbicide-resista...

    Authors: Jian Wang, Chu Zhang, Ying Shi, Meijuan Long, Faisal Islam, Chong Yang, Su Yang, Yong He and Weijun Zhou

    Citation: Plant Methods 2020 16:30

    Content type: Research

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  37. Convolvulus sepium (hedge bindweed) detection in sugar beet fields remains a challenging problem due to variation in appearance of plants, illumination changes, foliage occlusions, and different growth stages und...

    Authors: Junfeng Gao, Andrew P. French, Michael P. Pound, Yong He, Tony P. Pridmore and Jan G. Pieters

    Citation: Plant Methods 2020 16:29

    Content type: Research

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  38. Seed size and number are important plant traits from an ecological and horticultural/agronomic perspective. However, in small-seeded species such as Arabidopsis thaliana, research on seed size and number is limit...

    Authors: Alejandro Morales, J. Teapal, J. M. H. Ammerlaan, X. Yin, J. B. Evers, N. P. R. Anten, R. Sasidharan and M. van Zanten

    Citation: Plant Methods 2020 16:27

    Content type: Methodology

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  39. Biomacromolecules, the first components of bioactive substances in traditional Chinese medicines (TCM) have wide bioactivity-related efficacy but have not yet been fully appreciated compared to small molecule ...

    Authors: Wen-Jin Zhang, Sheng Wang, Chuan-zhi Kang, Chao-geng Lv, Li Zhou, Lu-Qi Huang and Lan-Ping Guo

    Citation: Plant Methods 2020 16:26

    Content type: Review

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  40. Exogenous application of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) could relieve stress symptoms caused by abiotic stresses including anoxia, heat and cold shock, drought, and salt. However, studying translocation and metab...

    Authors: Faraj Hijaz and Nabil Killiny

    Citation: Plant Methods 2020 16:24

    Content type: Research

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