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Progress of Biotin Research in Plants  

Delong Fan1,2 , Shenkui Liu3 , Yuanyuan Bu1,2
1 Key Laboratory of Saline-Alkali Vegetation Ecology Restoration (Northeast Forestry University), Ministry of Education, Harbin 150040, China
2 College of Life Sciences, Northeast Forestry University, Harbin 150040, China
3 State Key Laboratory of Subtropical Silviculture, Zhejiang A&F University, Lin'an, Hangzhou 311300, China
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Molecular Soil Biology, 2024, Vol. 15, No. 1   doi: 10.5376/msb.2024.15.0001
Received: 08 Feb., 2024    Accepted: 29 Feb., 2024    Published: 08 Mar., 2024
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Fan D.L., Liu S.K., and Bu Y.Y., 2024, Progress of biotin research in plants, Molecular Soil Biology, 15(1): 1-7 (doi: 10.5376/msb.2024.15.0001)


Biotin is an essential component of living organisms and an important cofactor for enzymes involved in carboxylation, decarboxylation, and transcarboxylation reactions. Most of the current research on biotin has been focused on microorganisms and animals, and relatively few studies have been conducted in plants, whereas biotin may play an important role in responding to abiotic stresses in plants. Therefore, this paper reviews the development history of biotin and the research progress in plants, considering the research progress in China and abroad. It provides new ideas for further research on the functions of biotin in plants and lays a theoretical foundation for the in-depth interpretation of the molecular network mechanism of biotin in regulating the response to abiotic stresses.

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