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  1. Salicylic acid (SA) is a multi-functional phytohormone, regulating diverse processes of plant growth and development, especially triggering plant immune responses and initiating leaf senescence. However, the e...

    Authors: Dingyu Zhang, Ziwei Zhu, Bing Yang, Xiaofeng Li, Hongmei Zhang and Hongfang Zhu
    Citation: Molecular Horticulture 2024 4:21
  2. The molecular basis of orchid flower development involves a specific regulatory program in which MADS-box transcription factors play a central role. The recent ‘perianth code’ model hypothesizes that two types...

    Authors: Qingyu Xu, Zhenyu Yang, Yupeng Jia, Rui Wang, Qiyu Zhang, Ruonan Gai, Yiding Wu, Qingyong Yang, Guoren He, Ju Hua Wu and Feng Ming
    Citation: Molecular Horticulture 2024 4:15
  3. Roses are consistently ranked at the forefront in cut flower production. Increasing demands of market and changing climate conditions have resulted in the need to further improve the diversity and quality of t...

    Authors: Xiaoni Zhang, Quanshu Wu, Lan Lan, Dan Peng, Huilin Guan, Kaiqing Luo, Manzhu Bao, Mohammed Bendahmane, Xiaopeng Fu and Zhiqiang Wu
    Citation: Molecular Horticulture 2024 4:14
  4. The auxin response factor (ARF) and auxin/indole-3-acetic acid (Aux/IAA) family of genes are central components of the auxin signaling pathway and play essential roles in plant growth and development. Their la...

    Authors: Shuyan Feng, Nan Li, Huilong Chen, Zhuo Liu, Chunjin Li, Rong Zhou, Yingchao Zhang, Rui Cao, Xiao Ma and Xiaoming Song
    Citation: Molecular Horticulture 2024 4:13
  5. Although there is increasing evidence suggesting that DNA methylation regulates seed development, the underlying mechanisms remain poorly understood. Therefore, we aimed to shed light on this by conducting who...

    Authors: Hanhan Xie, Yedan Zheng, Mengyue Xue, Yulian Huang, Dawei Qian, Minglei Zhao and Jianguo Li
    Citation: Molecular Horticulture 2024 4:12
  6. Artemisinin is primarily synthesized and stored in the subepidermal space of the glandular trichomes of Artemisia annua. The augmentation of trichome density has been demonstrated to enhance artemisinin yield. Ho...

    Authors: Boran Dong, Zihan Xu, Xingxing Wang, JinXing Li, Ying Xiao, Doudou Huang, Zongyou Lv and Wansheng Chen
    Citation: Molecular Horticulture 2024 4:10
  7. Botrytis cinerea is one of the most destructive phytopathogenic fungi, causing significant losses to horticultural crops. As a necrotrophic fungus, B. cinerea obtains nutrients by killing host cells. Secreted cel...

    Authors: Xiaokang Zhang, Zhanquan Zhang, Tong Chen, Yong Chen, Boqiang Li and Shiping Tian
    Citation: Molecular Horticulture 2024 4:9
  8. Putrescine plays a role in superficial scald development during the cold storage of pear fruit. However, the molecular mechanism behind this phenomenon has not been un-fully clarified until recently. In this s...

    Authors: Xu Zhang, Lijuan Zhu, Ming Qian, Li Jiang, Peng Gu, Luting Jia, Chunlu Qian, Weiqi Luo, Min Ma, Zhangfei Wu, Xin Qiao, Libin Wang and Shaoling Zhang
    Citation: Molecular Horticulture 2024 4:6
  9. N4-acetylcytidine (ac4C) modification of mRNA has been shown to be present in plant RNAs, but its regulatory function in plant remains largely unexplored. In this study, we investigated the differentially express...

    Authors: Lili Ma, Yanyan Zheng, Zhongjing Zhou, Zhiping Deng, Jinjuan Tan, Chunmei Bai, Anzhen Fu, Qing Wang and Jinhua Zuo
    Citation: Molecular Horticulture 2024 4:5
  10. Actinidia arguta, known as hardy kiwifruit, is a widely cultivated species with distinct botanical characteristics such as small and smooth-fruited, rich in beneficial nutrients, rapid softening and tolerant to e...

    Authors: Feng Zhang, Yingzhen Wang, Yunzhi Lin, Hongtao Wang, Ying Wu, Wangmei Ren, Lihuan Wang, Ying Yang, Pengpeng Zheng, Songhu Wang, Junyang Yue and Yongsheng Liu
    Citation: Molecular Horticulture 2024 4:4
  11. Plant Myeloblastosis (MYB) proteins function crucially roles upon variegated abiotic stresses. Nonetheless, their effects and mechanisms in rose (Rosa chinensis) are not fully clarified. In this study, we charact...

    Authors: Yichang Zhang, Shuang Yu, Pengfei Niu, Lin Su, Xuecheng Jiao, Xiuyu Sui, Yaru Shi, Boda Liu, Wanpei Lu, Hong Zhu and Xinqiang Jiang
    Citation: Molecular Horticulture 2024 4:3
  12. The transformation and gene editing of the woody species kiwifruit are difficult and time-consuming. The fast and marker-free genetic modification system for kiwifruit has not been developed yet. Here, we esta...

    Authors: Pengwei Li, Yiling Zhang, Jing Liang, Xufan Hu, Yan He, Tonghao Miao, Zhiyin Ouyang, Zuchi Yang, Abdul Karim Amin, Chengcheng Ling, Yize Liu, Xiuhong Zhou, Xiaoran Lv, Runze Wang, Yajing Liu, Heqiang Huo…
    Citation: Molecular Horticulture 2024 4:1
  13. Ornamental plants are used to decorate urban and peri-urban areas, and during their cultivation or utilisation, they can be exposed to abiotic stress. Salinity is an abiotic stress factor that limits plant gro...

    Authors: Alice Trivellini, Giulia Carmassi, Guido Scatena, Paolo Vernieri and Antonio Ferrante
    Citation: Molecular Horticulture 2023 3:28
  14. Passiflora is a plant genus known for its extremely distinctive and colorful flowers and a wide range of genome size variation. However, how genome characteristics are related to flower traits among Passiflora s...

    Authors: Yi Zou, Jie Wang, Dan Peng, Xiaoni Zhang, Luke R. Tembrock, Jinliang Yang, Jianli Zhao, Hong Liao and Zhiqiang Wu
    Citation: Molecular Horticulture 2023 3:27
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. 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
  31. 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
  32. 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
  33. 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

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