Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) are transcripts of longer than 200 bp that lack coding potential. They serve as versatile regulators of plant growth and development as well as biotic/abiotic stress response.
Most plants absorb sunlight and CO2 with their leaves, take up water and minerals from the soil through roots, and are fully autotrophic. However, parasitic plants are a special class of plants that extract water and nutrients from other plants.
Euphorbia peplus, a commonly distributed wild plant, has long been used in traditional medicine to treat various diseases, such as tumor, inflammatory, asthma, diabetes, and psoriasis.
The leaves of Alstonia scholaris (L.) R. Br. (Apocynaceae) have been historically used in “dai” ethnopharmacy to treat chronic respiratory diseases in the Yunnan Province PR China and first recorded on the Prattra-leaf lection.
Glucose is the primary source of energy and substrate for cells, and its uptake through the cell plasma membrane is largely dependent on the glucose transport (GLUT) family.
Due to complicated pattern of compositional affinities within floral biotas, traditional methods may be challenging for defining floristic units, especially focusing on the smaller floristic sub regions.
Species identification is the keystone of biodiversity conservation. For the endangered and economically important IUCN- and CITES- listed taxa, a rapid and accurate species identification system is a critical component of bio-surveillance, conservation management, and potentially policing illegal trades, which in turn will mitigate the extinction risk of biodiversity.
Flowers are one of the key evolutionary innovations that characterize angiosperm diversification, with selection of floral traits by pollinators considered to be an important driver of this diversity.
Herbal teas, defined as water based infusions/decoctions prepared with herbal ingredients other than Camellia sinensis (L.) Kuntze (Theaceae) have long been consumed by Chinese people for preventive and/or therapeutic healthcare.