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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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Plant acoustics: in search of a sound mechanism for sound signaling in plants Ratnesh Chandra Mishra, Ritesh Ghosh and Hanhong Bae
Sound vibration serves as potential environmental stimulus, which triggers molecular changes typical of a signaling cascade within a cell and thus ecologically significant
Kinetics and Nature of Aluminium Rhizotoxic Effects: a review Peter Kopittke, Neal Menzies, Peng Wang and Frederick P Blamey
This review examines the kinetics of the toxic effects of Al on root elongation, its effects on root tissues, and its location at a sub-cellular level
Receptor-mediated sorting of soluble vacuolar proteins: myths, facts, and a new model David G Robinson and Jean-Marc Neuhaus
Challenging previous dogma, new data indicate that vacuolar sorting receptors recognize their ligands in the ER, then release them in the TGN prior to their being recycled via clathrin-/retromer-coated vesicles
Regulation of Polar Auxin Transport by Protein and Lipid Kinases Laia Armengot, Maria Mar Marques-Bueno,and Yvon Jaillais
Up to date knowledge on how phosphorylation by protein and phosphatidylinositol kinases controls the polarity, intracellular trafficking, stability and activity of auxin carriers
An evolutionary perspective of AMPK-TOR signaling in the three domains of life V Roustan, A Jain, M Teige, I Ebersberger and W Weckwerth
Human AMPK and mTOR pathways are compared across all domains of life. Results highlight potential function for plant KING1 protein, and present evidences for prokaryotic conservation of AMPK/TOR pathways components
Special Issues 2016
Early view: Review papers
The growing story of (ARABIDOPSIS) CRINKLY 4 Nathan Czyzewicz et al.
Phytohormone Regulation of Root growth triggered by P deficiency or Al toxicity Lili Sun, Jiang Tian, Haiyan Zhang and Hong Liao1
Put your 3D glasses on: Plant Chromatin is on show Natalia Yaneth Rodriguez-Granados et al.
Know where your clients are - Subcellular localization and targets of Ca2+-dependent protein kinases A Simeunovic, A Mair, B Wurzinger and M Teige
Interrelated Modules in Cyanobacterial Photosynthesis: the Carbon Concentrating Mechanism, Photorespiration and Light Perception BL Montgomery, S Lechno-Yossef and CA Kerfeld
Tracking the evolutionary rise of C4 metabolism Rowan F Sage
Costs and benefits of awns Zifeng Guo and Thorsten Schnurbusch
Harnessing epigenome modifications for better crops James Giovannoni
Answering a four decade-old question on epicuticular wax biosynthesis Dylan K Kosma and Owen Rowland
Lights, P450, action! Metabolite formation in chloroplasts Heribert Warzecha
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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The regulatory interplay between photorespiration and photosynthesis Stefan Timm, Alexandra Florian, Alisdair R. Fernie & Hermann Bauwe
Interrelated modules in cyanobacterial photosynthesis: the carbon-concentrating mechanism, photorespiration, and light perception Beronda L Montgomery, Sigal Lechno-Yossef and Cheryl A Kerfeld
Photorespiration connects C3 and C4 photosynthesis Andrea Bräutigam and Udo Gowik
Manipulating photorespiration to increase plant productivity: recent advances and perspectives for crop improvement Marco Betti, Hermann Bauwe, Florian A Busch et al.
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: