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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. Carotenoids are isoprenoid metabolites synthesized de novo in all photosynthetic organisms. Carotenoids are essential for plants with diverse functions in photosynthesis, photoprotection, pigmentation, phytohormo...

    Authors: Tianhu Sun, Sombir Rao, Xuesong Zhou and Li Li
    Citation: Molecular Horticulture 2022 2:3
  14. Isatis indigotica Fort. (Chinese woad) is a species with an ancient and well-documented history as an indigo dye and medicinal plant. It is often confused with Isatis tinctoria L. (European woad), a medicinal pla...

    Authors: Jingxian Feng, Doudou Huang, Yingbo Yang, Junfeng Chen, Shi Qiu, Zongyou Lv, Xueqi Ma, Yuanyu Li, Rongrong Li, Ying Xiao and Wansheng Chen
    Citation: Molecular Horticulture 2021 1:17
  15. Genetic map is a linear arrangement of the relative positions of sites in the chromosome or genome based on the recombination frequency between genetic markers. It is the important basis for genetic analysis. ...

    Authors: Jiangtao Chao, Zhiyuan Li, Yuhe Sun, Oluwaseun Olayemi Aluko, Xinru Wu, Qian Wang and Guanshan Liu
    Citation: Molecular Horticulture 2021 1:16
  16. Some cultivars of pear (Pyrus L.) show attractive red fruit skin due to anthocyanin accumulation. This pigmentation can be affected by environmental conditions, especially light. To explore the light-induced regu...

    Authors: Hainan Liu, Qun Shu, Kui Lin-Wang, Andrew C. Allan, Richard V. Espley, Jun Su, Maosong Pei and Jun Wu
    Citation: Molecular Horticulture 2021 1:14
  17. Cytokinins (CKs) are a class of adenine-derived plant hormones that plays pervasive roles in plant growth and development including cell division, morphogenesis, lateral bud outgrowth, leaf expansion and senes...

    Authors: Youzhen Hu, Bin Liu, Huazhong Ren, Liping Chen, Christopher B. Watkins and Su-Sheng Gan
    Citation: Molecular Horticulture 2021 1:12
  18. Petals and leaves share common evolutionary origins but have different phenotypic characteristics, such as the absence of stomata in the petals of most angiosperm species. Plant NAC transcription factor, NAP, ...

    Authors: Jing Zou, Peitao Lü, Liwei Jiang, Kun Liu, Tao Zhang, Jin Chen, Yi Yao, Yusen Cui, Junping Gao and Changqing Zhang
    Citation: Molecular Horticulture 2021 1:13
  19. Melon (C. melo L.) is an economically important vegetable crop cultivated worldwide. The melon collection in the U.S. National Plant Germplasm System (NPGS) is a valuable resource to conserve natural genetic dive...

    Authors: Xin Wang, Kaori Ando, Shan Wu, Umesh K. Reddy, Prabin Tamang, Kan Bao, Sue A. Hammar, Rebecca Grumet, James D. McCreight and Zhangjun Fei
    Citation: Molecular Horticulture 2021 1:11
  20. The DNA binding with one finger (Dof) proteins are plant-specific transcription factors involved in a variety of biological processes. However, little is known about their functions in fruit ripening, a flower...

    Authors: Yuying Wang, Peiwen Wang, Weihao Wang, Lingxi Kong, Shiping Tian and Guozheng Qin
    Citation: Molecular Horticulture 2021 1:9
  21. Flowers are key organs in many ornamental plants, and various phases of flower development impact their economic value. The final stage of petal development is associated with flower senescence, which is an ir...

    Authors: Xiaoming Sun, Meizhu Qin, Qin Yu, Ziwei Huang, Yue Xiao, Yang Li, Nan Ma and Junping Gao
    Citation: Molecular Horticulture 2021 1:7
  22. Fruit size is largely defined by the number and size of cells in the fruit. Endoreduplication – a specialized cell cycle – is highly associated with cell expansion during tomato fruit growth. However, how endo...

    Authors: Fangfang Zhao, Jiajing Zhang, Lin Weng, Meng Li, Quanhua Wang and Han Xiao
    Citation: Molecular Horticulture 2021 1:6
  23. Leaf senescence, the last stage of leaf development, is a type of postmitotic senescence and is characterized by the functional transition from nutrient assimilation to nutrient remobilization which is essenti...

    Authors: Yongfeng Guo, Guodong Ren, Kewei Zhang, Zhonghai Li, Ying Miao and Hongwei Guo
    Citation: Molecular Horticulture 2021 1:5
  24. The disease caused by pathogenic fungi is the main cause of postharvest loss of fresh fruits. The formulation of disease control strategies greatly depends on the understanding of pathogenic mechanism of funga...

    Authors: Zhan-Quan Zhang, Tong Chen, Bo-Qiang Li, Guo-Zheng Qin and Shi-Ping Tian
    Citation: Molecular Horticulture 2021 1:2