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  1. Due to self-incompatibility (SI) prevents self-fertilization, natural or artificial cross-pollination has been conducted in many orchards to stabilize fruit yield. However, it is still puzzled which routes of ...

    Authors: Lei Wu, Ying Xu, Kaijie Qi, Xueting Jiang, Min He, Yanbo Cui, Jianping Bao, Chao Gu and Shaoling Zhang
    Citation: Molecular Horticulture 2023 3:26
  2. Drought stress has been demonstrated to enhance the biosynthesis of anthocyanins in the leaves, resulting in an increased aesthetic appeal. However, the molecular mechanisms underlying drought-induced anthocya...

    Authors: Yanshen Ren, Shuangyu Zhang, Qianyi Zhao, Yang Wu and Houhua Li
    Citation: Molecular Horticulture 2023 3:25
  3. Storage or transportation temperature is very important for preserving the quality of fruit. However, low temperature in sensitive fruit such as peach can induce loss of quality. Fruit exposed to a specific r...

    Authors: Giulia Franzoni, Natasha Damiana Spadafora, Tiziana Maria Sirangelo, Antonio Ferrante and Hilary J. Rogers
    Citation: Molecular Horticulture 2023 3:24
  4. Carotenoids, as natural tetraterpenes, play a pivotal role in the yellow coloration of peaches and contribute to human dietary health. Despite a relatively clear understanding of the carotenoid biosynthesis pa...

    Authors: Jiarui Zheng, Xiaoyan Yang, Jiabao Ye, Dongxue Su, Lina Wang, Yongling Liao, Weiwei Zhang, Qijian Wang, Qiangwen Chen and Feng Xu
    Citation: Molecular Horticulture 2023 3:23
  5. We previously reported that ABA inhibits stomatal closure through AtNAP-SAG113 PP2C regulatory module during leaf senescence. The mechanism by which this module exerts its function is unknown. Here we report t...

    Authors: Gaopeng Wang, Xingwang Liu and Su-Sheng Gan
    Citation: Molecular Horticulture 2023 3:22
  6. Clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats (CRISPR) /Cas12a system, also known as CRISPR/Cpf1, has been successfully harnessed for genome engineering in many plants, but not in grapevine yet. He...

    Authors: Chong Ren, Elias Kirabi Gathunga, Xue Li, Huayang Li, Junhua Kong, Zhanwu Dai and Zhenchang Liang
    Citation: Molecular Horticulture 2023 3:21
  7. Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum) is one of the most important vegetable crops in the world and abiotic stresses often cause serious problems in tomato production. It is thus important to identify new regulators in s...

    Authors: Kexin Xu, Dongdong Tian, TingJin Wang, Aijun Zhang, Mohamed Abdou Youssef Elsadek, Weihong Liu, Liping Chen and Yongfeng Guo
    Citation: Molecular Horticulture 2023 3:17
  8. The CCCH proteins play important roles in plant growth and development, hormone response, pathogen defense and abiotic stress tolerance. However, the knowledge of their roles in thermotolerance are scarce. Her...

    Authors: Ze Wu, Jiahui Liang, Ting Li, Dehua Zhang and Nianjun Teng
    Citation: Molecular Horticulture 2023 3:15
  9. Citrus Huanglongbing (HLB), caused by Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus (CaLas), is the most serious disease worldwide. CaLasSDE460 was previously characterized as a potential virulence factor of CaLas. However, ...

    Authors: Shuai Wang, Meixia Du, Liting Dong, Rongrong Qu, Danlu Ran, Juanjuan Ma, Xuefeng Wang, Lanzhen Xu, Weimin Li, Yongrui He and Xiuping Zou
    Citation: Molecular Horticulture 2023 3:14
  10. Phase transition and floral induction in citrus requires several years of juvenility after germination. Such a long period of juvenility has been a major hindrance to its genetic improvement program. Studies h...

    Authors: Yawei Li, Shuting Wang, Prakash Babu Adhikari, Bing Liu, Shengjun Liu, Yue Huang, Gang Hu, Michitaka Notaguchi and Qiang Xu
    Citation: Molecular Horticulture 2023 3:13
  11. Medicinal plants represent a huge reservoir of secondary metabolites (SMs), substances with significant pharmaceutical and industrial potential. However, obtaining secondary metabolites remains a challenge due...

    Authors: Yan Zhao, Guanze Liu, Feng Yang, Yanli Liang, Qingqing Gao, Chunfan Xiang, Xia Li, Run Yang, Guanghui Zhang, Huifeng Jiang, Lei Yu and Shengchao Yang
    Citation: Molecular Horticulture 2023 3:11
  12. Volatile terpenes are important compounds that influence fruit flavour and aroma of kiwifruit. Terpenes in plants also impact on the floral bouquet and defence against pests and pathogens in leaves and fruit. ...

    Authors: Wu Wang, Mindy Y. Wang, Yunliu Zeng, Xiuyin Chen, Xiaoyao Wang, Anne M. Barrington, Jianmin Tao, Ross G. Atkinson and Niels J. Nieuwenhuizen
    Citation: Molecular Horticulture 2023 3:9
  13. Waterlogging has occurred more frequently in recent years due to climate change, so it is a huge threat to crop yield and quality. Sweet cherry, a fruit tree with a high economic value, is sensitive to waterlo...

    Authors: Yuxuan Wang, Yan Xu, Jieming Xu, Wanxia Sun, Zhengxin Lv, Muhammad Aamir Manzoor, Xunju Liu, Zhiyu Shen, Jiyuan Wang, Ruie Liu, Matthew D. Whiting, Songtao Jiu and Caixi Zhang
    Citation: Molecular Horticulture 2023 3:8
  14. The quantitative control of FLOWERING LOCUS T (FT) activation is important for the floral transition in flowering plants. However, the flowering regulation mechanisms in the day-neutral, summer-flowering chrys...

    Authors: Yiwen Zhai, Yuqing Zhu, Qi Wang, Guohui Wang, Yao Yu, Lijun Wang, Tao Liu, Shenhui Liu, Qian Hu, Sumei Chen, Fadi Chen and Jiafu Jiang
    Citation: Molecular Horticulture 2023 3:7
  15. The ribosomal protein contains complex structures that belong to polypeptide glycoprotein family, which are involved in plant growth and responses to various stresses. In this study, we found that capsicum annuum

    Authors: Huafeng Zhang, Yingping Pei, Qiang He, Wang Zhu, Maira Jahangir, Saeed ul Haq, Abid Khan and Rugang Chen
    Citation: Molecular Horticulture 2023 3:6
  16. Although it is well established that nitrogen (N) deficiency induces leaf senescence, the molecular mechanism of N deficiency-induced leaf senescence remains largely unknown. Here, we show that an abscisic aci...

    Authors: Binbin Wen, Xuehui Zhao, Xingyao Gong, Wenzhe Zhao, Mingyue Sun, Xiude Chen, Dongmei Li, Ling Li and Wei Xiao
    Citation: Molecular Horticulture 2023 3:5
  17. Actinidia eriantha is a characteristic fruit tree featuring with great potential for its abundant vitamin C and strong disease resistance. It has been used in a wide range of breeding programs and functional geno...

    Authors: Yingzhen Wang, Minhui Dong, Ying Wu, Feng Zhang, Wangmei Ren, Yunzhi Lin, Qinyao Chen, Sijia Zhang, Junyang Yue and Yongsheng Liu
    Citation: Molecular Horticulture 2023 3:4
  18. The color of flowers is one of the main characteristics adopted for plants to attract pollinators to ensure the reproductive success of the plant, they are also important in their ornamental appeal in Narcissus p...

    Authors: Jingwen Yang, Xi Wu, Cristina belen Aucapiña, Deyu Zhang, Jiazhi Huang, Ziyuan Hao, Yu Zhang, Yujun Ren and Ying Miao
    Citation: Molecular Horticulture 2023 3:2
  19. Increasingly warming temperature impacts on all aspects of growth and development in plants. Flower development is a complex process that is very sensitive to ambient temperature, and warming temperatures ofte...

    Authors: Zilei Yao, Lu Yuan, Ke Liu, Tingjin Wang, Bin Liu, Yan Zhao, Susheng Gan and Liping Chen
    Citation: Molecular Horticulture 2022 2:26
  20. Eruca vesicaria subsp. sativa is a leafy vegetable of the Brassicaceae family known for its pungency. Variation in growing conditions, leaf age, agronomic practices, and variety choice lead to inconsistent qualit...

    Authors: Luke Bell, Martin Chadwick, Manik Puranik, Richard Tudor, Lisa Methven and Carol Wagstaff
    Citation: Molecular Horticulture 2022 2:23
  21. Flowering is an important process in higher plants and is regulated by a variety of factors, including light, temperature, and phytohormones. Flowering restriction has a considerable impact on the commodity va...

    Authors: Shuang Wang, Yiman Yang, Fadi Chen and Jiafu Jiang
    Citation: Molecular Horticulture 2022 2:19
  22. Over the past decade, systems biology and plant-omics have increasingly become the main stream in plant biology research. New developments in mass spectrometry and bioinformatics tools, and methodological sche...

    Authors: Shijuan Yan, Ruchika Bhawal, Zhibin Yin, Theodore W. Thannhauser and Sheng Zhang
    Citation: Molecular Horticulture 2022 2:17
  23. Salicylic acid (SA) is an important plant hormone that regulates defense responses and leaf senescence. It is imperative to understand upstream factors that regulate genes of SA biosynthesis. SAG202/SARD1 is a...

    Authors: Yaxin Wang, Bin Liu, Youzhen Hu and Su-Sheng Gan
    Citation: Molecular Horticulture 2022 2:15
  24. Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum) is an established model for studying plant cuticle because of its thick cuticle covering and embedding the epidermal cells of the fruit. In this study, we screened an EMS mutant coll...

    Authors: Cécile Bres, Johann Petit, Nicolas Reynoud, Lysiane Brocard, Didier Marion, Marc Lahaye, Bénédicte Bakan and Christophe Rothan
    Citation: Molecular Horticulture 2022 2:14
  25. The current kiwifruit industry is mainly based on the cultivars derived from the species Actinidia chinensis (Ac) which may bring risks such as canker disease. Introgression of desired traits from wild relatives ...

    Authors: Xiaohong Yao, Shuaibin Wang, Zupeng Wang, Dawei Li, Quan Jiang, Qiong Zhang, Lei Gao, Caihong Zhong, Hongwen Huang and Yifei Liu
    Citation: Molecular Horticulture 2022 2:13
  26. Tomato production is influenced by shoot branching, which is controlled by different hormones. Here we produced tomato plants overexpressing the cytokinin-deactivating gene CYTOKININ OXYDASE 2 (CKX2). CKX2-overex...

    Authors: Lilian Ellen Pino, Joni E. Lima, Mateus H. Vicente, Ariadne F. L. de Sá, Francisco Pérez-Alfocea, Alfonso Albacete, Juliana L. Costa, Tomáš Werner, Thomas Schmülling, Luciano Freschi, Antonio Figueira, Agustin Zsögön and Lázaro E. P. Peres
    Citation: Molecular Horticulture 2022 2:12
  27. Ethylene-mediated leaf senescence and the compromise of photosynthesis are closely associated but the underlying molecular mechanism is a mystery. Here we reported that apple DEHYDRATASE-ENOLASE-PHOSPHATASE-CO...

    Authors: Chu-Kun Wang, Xiu-Ming Li, Fang Dong, Cui-Hui Sun, Wen-Li Lu and Da-Gang Hu
    Citation: Molecular Horticulture 2022 2:10
  28. The molecular mechanism regulating petal length in flowers is not well understood. Here we used transient transformation assays to confirm that GhPRGL (proline-rich and GASA-like)—a GASA (gibberellic acid [GA] st...

    Authors: Rui Jiang, Weichao Yuan, Wei Yao, Xuefeng Jin, Xiaojing Wang and Yaqin Wang
    Citation: Molecular Horticulture 2022 2:9
  29. The species Vigna unguiculata L. (Walp), commonly known as cowpea, is a multi-purpose legume that has been selected into three subspecies that are divided into grain, fodder and pod (yardlong bean) types. However...

    Authors: Xingbo Wu, Andrés J. Cortés and Matthew W. Blair
    Citation: Molecular Horticulture 2022 2:8
  30. We review the latest information related to the control of fruit softening in tomato and where relevant compare the events with texture changes in other fleshy fruits. Development of an acceptable texture is e...

    Authors: Duoduo Wang and Graham B. Seymour
    Citation: Molecular Horticulture 2022 2:5
  31. The bushy root-2 (brt-2) tomato mutant has twisting roots, and slower plant development. Here we used whole genome resequencing and genetic mapping to show that brt-2 is caused by a serine to cysteine (S75C) subs...

    Authors: Zoltan Kevei, Silva Demetryus Silva Ferreira, Cristina Maria Perez Casenave, Tomasz Kurowski, Fady Mohareb, Daniel Rickett, Chris Stain and Andrew J. Thompson
    Citation: Molecular Horticulture 2022 2:4

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