Special Issues

From the Nucleus to the Apoplast: Building the Plant’s Cell Wall

Plant Phenotyping

Peptides take centre stage in Plant Signalling

Hormone Crosstalk in Plants

Plants & Bioenergy

Breeding Plants to cope with Future Climate Change

Reactive Oxygen & Reactive Nitrogen Signalling Networks in Plants

Roots to Global Food Security

Membrane-Protein Interactions in Plants And Plant Nuclear Envelope, Nuclear Structure and Nucleoskeleton

Plant Organ Growth Control

Mechanisms of Plant Insect Interactions

Integrated Approaches to Sustain & Improve Crop Production under Drought Stress

Plant Nitrogen Nutrition

Fruit Development and Ripening

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Top 100 Journals

JXB named one of the top 100 most influential journals in Biology and Medicine over the last 100 years (view full article at DBIO100)

 

Welcome to the Journal of Experimental Botany editorial page!
JXB aims to publish high quality manuscripts that provide substantial new insights of broad interest in plant biology. We welcome manuscripts that identify fundamental mechanisms including those underpinning the improvements of plant for the sustainable production of food, fuel, and renewable materials.

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  • Impact Factor 2014: 5.526

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Genome-wide analyses for dissecting gene regulatory networks in the shoot apical meristem M Bustamante, JT Matus and JL Riechmann

This review is focused on recent studies that illustrate the contribution of whole genome analyses to understand meristem function.

Transporters involved in mineral nutrient uptake in rice Akimasa Sasaki, Naoki Yamaji and Jian Feng Ma

Both influx and efflux transporters polarly localized at the root exodermis and endodermis are required for efficient uptake of mineral elements in rice

Photorespiration connects C3 and C4 photosynthesis Andrea Bräutigam and Udo Gowik

Changes in the expression of photorespiratory genes induced and established important phases of C4 evolution

Flower development: the evolutionary history and functions of the AGL6 subfamily MADS-box genes Ludovico Dreni and Dabing Zhang

The origin of AGL6 MADS-box transcription factors predates the separation of angiosperm and gymnosperm lineages. Recent findings demonstrate their importance for flower development and plant reproduction

 

Collections 2015

MELATONIN

THE HOWS and WHYS of PROTEIN-MEMBRANE INTERACTIONS in PLANTS

THE PLANT NUCLEAR ENVELOPE, NUCLEAR STRUCTURE AND NUCLEOSKELETON

OPTIMISING PHOTOSYNTHESIS in FLUCTUATING ENVIRONMENTS

REVIEWS 2015

 

Collections 2014

SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY

EPIGENETICS

REVIEWS 2014

 

Collections 2013

ROOTS & PRODUCTIVITY

INDUCED RESISTANCE TO BIOTIC STRESS

NEW INSIGHTS INTO THE PLANT NUCLEAR ENVELOPE

REVIEWS 2013

 

Collections 2012

NITROGEN USE EFFICIENCY IN PLANTS

GM CROPS: from basic research to application

FOOD SECURITY

REVIEWS 2012

 

Special Issues 2016

PLANT CELL WALL

PLANT ROOTS: new challenges in a changing world

THE INTERFACE BETWEEN ABIOTIC & BIOTIC STRESS RESPONSES

PHOTORESPIRATION

PLANT ORGANELLAR SIGNALLING

ROOTS: below ground solutions to global challenges

PLANT PEPTIDES

REVIEWS 2016

 

Early view: Review papers

Life at the boundary: photosynthesis at the soil-fluid interface JA Raven & TD Colmer

The plant basal resistance to nematodes - an update J Holbein, FMW Grundler and S Siddique

A model for intracellular movement of Cauliflower mosaic virus: the concept of the mobile virion factory JE Schoelz, CA Angel, RS Nelson and SM Leisner

Ethylene response factors in Arabidopsis immunity P-Y Huang, J Catinot and L Zimmerli

The knowns and unknowns of P loading into grains - and implications for P efficiency in cropping systems F Wang, TJ Rose, K Jeong, T Kretzschmar and M Wissuwa

 

eXtra Botany

Key enzymes behind black pepper aroma in wines Fulvio Mattivi

How can we breed for more water use-efficient sugarcane? Oula Ghannoum

Nitric oxide signalling in a CO2-enriched environment JC Begara-Morales

Stress, strain, signaling, and adaptation - not just a matter of definition Abraham Blum

Phase change and flowering in woody plants of the New Zealand flora Paula E. Jameson and John Clemens

The ins and outs of carbon dioxide John A Raven and John Beardall

 

News

July 2015: Press release: Rothamsted Research: New study sheds light on what is happening in the cell walls of willow stems growing at an angle. Read the article: G-fibre cell wall development in willow stems during tension wood induction by C Gritsch, Y Wan, RAC Mitchell, PR Shewry, SJ Hanley & A Karp

Video talks from UK PlantSci 2015 meeting are available to watch now! Guy Smith, Caroline Dean, Jim Monaghan, Robin Allaby, Malcolm Bennett, Miriam Gifford, Kate Hutchinson, Dan Bebber, Richard Buggs, Emily Schofield, Carly Stevens, Yoselin Benitez Alfonso, Beth Penrose, Dieter Helm, Nigel Maxted, Tomacz Czechowshi, Jonathan Millett, Mike Garratt Millett, Future generations (R Le Fevre, S Achterfeldt & H Holmes) and a panel discussion on building a roadmap for UK Plant Science

Penn State News: Selective breeding of maize over the last century to create hybrids with desirable shoot characteristics and increased yield may have contributed indirectly to the evolution of root systems that are more efficient in acquiring nutrients, such as nitrogen. Read the article: Evolution of US maize (Zea mays L.) root architectural and anatomical phenes over the past 100 years corresponds to increased tolerance of nitrogen stress by LM York, T Galindo-Castaneda, JR Schussler & JP Lynch

CNRS: Historical herbariums of the rare grass Sartidia are an unexpected source of genomic resources. These data shed light on the C3 to C4 photosynthesis transition in the sister lineage. Read the article: From museums to genomics: old herbarium specimens shed light on a C3 to C4 transition by Besnard et al.

 

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Modelling the dynamics of polar auxin transport in inflorescence stems of Arabidopsis thaliana Kees JM Boot et al.

Up-regulation of abscisic acid signaling pathway facilitates aphid xylem absorption and osmoregulation under drought stress Huijuan Guo et al.

Cytochrome P450 CYP71BE5 in grapevine catalyzes the formation of the spicy aroma compound (—)-rotundone Hideki Takase et al.

Two key polymorphisms in a newly discovered allele of the Vitis vinifera TPS24 gene are responsible for the production of the rotundone precursor α-guaiene Damian Paul Drew et al.

Balance between carbon gain and loss under long-term drought: impacts on foliar respiration and photosynthesis in Quercus ilex L D Sperlich et al.

Genetic variation in transpiration efficiency and relationships between whole plant and leaf gas exchange measurements in Saccharum spp. and related germplasm Phillip Jackson et al.

Development of a sink-source interaction model for the growth of short-rotation coppice willow and in silico exploration of genotypexenvironment effects M Cerasuolo et al.

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SEB Meeting @BRIGHTON 2016

 

The 2015 Annual meeting of the Society for Experimental Biology will be hosted in the city of Brighton. The meeting will take place July, 4-7th 2016.

The scientific programme includes the following sessions:

    • From source to sink: resource partitioning in plants
    • General plant and cell biology
    • Hormone binding: structures, complexes and biosensors
    • Making connections - plant vascular tissue development
    • Seed biology: from laboratory to field
    • The plant endoplasmic reticulum: a dynamic multitasking organelle
    • Dynamic organisation of the nucleus
    • Integrative omics
    • Cross kingdom fungal biology
    • Super resolution microscopy helping to solve biological questions
    • Synthetic biology: systems design and re-wiring