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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

Plant Senescence

C4 and CAM Photosynthesis

Plant Photobiology

The Plant Cell Cycle/Chromatin & Epigenetics

Plant Vascular Trafficking

Oxidative Stress & Cell Death

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Illuminating light, cytokinin and ethylene signalling crosstalk in plant development Zdarska et al.

The multistep phosphorelay integrates cytokinin, ethylene and light signals, thus 3 working as a backbone signalling pathway in plants controlling various aspects of 4 early seedling development

Towards recommendations for metadata and data handling in plant phenotyping Krajewski et al.

This paper discusses the current situation of standardization in the area of phenomics, points out the problems and shortages, and presents the areas that would benefit from improvement in this field.

Novel imaging based phenotyping strategies for dissecting crosstalk in plant development Fraas and Lüthen

There is a current boom of imaging-based phenomics. Here, we explain the basics of the approaches for the non-computer-science reader and evaluate possibilities for using the new techniques in hormone physiology.

Posttranslational modifications of hormone-responsive transcription factors: the next level of regulation Kristine Hill

Posttranslational modifications to hormone-responsive transcription factors are mechanisms to incorporate multiple signals, and confer specific transcriptional outputs. This 'fine-tuning' of hormone signalling enables crosstalk and adaptive growth in heterogeneous environments

Pavement cells: a model system for non-genomic auxin signaling and crosstalks Chen, Wang, Zheng, Xu and Yang

The mechanisms for cell polarity formation in pavement cells are reviewed, with an emphasis on non-transcriptional auxin signaling in polarized cell expansion and pattern formation and how different auxin pathways interplay with each other and with other signals.

The importance of localized auxin production for morphogenesis of reproductive organs and embryos in Arabidopsis Robert, Khaitova, Mroue and Benkova

This review discusses how developmentally controlled and localized auxin biosynthesis and transport contribute to the coordinated development of plants’ reproductive organs, and their fertilized derivatives via the regulation of auxin levels and distributions within and around them.

Root phenotyping: from component trait in the lab to breeding Kuijken, van Eeuwijk, Marcelis & Bouwmeester

Root phenotyping platforms can be used at their full potential by managing heritability, GxE interactions and the genetic relation between the breeding target and traits measured at a phenotyping platform

The role of cis-zeatin-type cytokinins in plant growth regulation and mediating responses to environmental interactions Martin Schafer et al.

cis-Zeatin is often characterized as low-active cytokinin, but its widespread distribution, complex metabolism and specific regulation, suggests many possible functions. We summarize and discuss these observations and recent experimental evidences.

 

 

Special Issues 2015

MECHANISMS of PLANT-INSECT INTERACTIONS

PLANT ORGAN GROWTH

BREEDING PLANTS TO COPE WITH FUTURE CLIMATE CHANGE

ROOTS FOR GLOBAL FOOD SECURITY -A tribute to Bill Davies

REDOX OXYGEN and NITROGEN SPECIES and ENVIROMENT: A NEW VISION FOR 2020

PLANTS and BIOENERGY

HORMONE CROSSTALK

PLANT PHENOTYPING

PEPTIDE SIGNALLING

MELATONIN IN PLANTS

THE HOWS and WHYS of PROTEIN-MEMBRANE INTERACTIONS in PLANTS

PLANT NUCLEAR ENVELOPE, NUCLEAR STRUCTURE and NUCLEOSKELETON

OPTIMISING PHOTOSYNTHESIS in FLUCTUATING ENVIRONMENTS

REVIEWS 2015

 

Special Issues & Focus Collections 2014

NUTRIENT SENSING & SIGNALLING

PLANT CELL CYCLE

OXIDATIVE STRESS & CELL DEATH IN PLANTS

PLANT VASCULAR TRAFFICKING

FRUIT DEVELOPMENT & RIPENING

PHOTOBIOLOGY

LEAF SENESCENCE

C4-CAM PHOTOSYNTHESIS

INTERDROUGHT

NITROGEN NUTRITION

SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY

EPIGENETICS

REVIEWS 2014

 

Early view: Review papers

Hormonal regulation of secondary cell wall formation Didi, Jackson and Hejatko

Interplay of HD-Zip II and HD-Zip III transcription factors in auxin-regulated plant development L Turchi, S Baima, G Morelli and I Ruberti

Volatile organic compounds as non-invasive markers for plant phenotyping Niederbacher, Winkler and Schnitzler

Potential use of phytocystatins in crop improvement, with a particular focus on legumes Kunert et al.

Replace, reuse, recycle: improving the sustainable use of phosphorus by plants Baker et al.

New insights into the role of siderophores as triggers of plant immunity : what can we learn from animals? A Dellagi and A Aznar

Internal efficiency of nutrient utilization: what is it and how to measure it during vegetative plant growth? Santa-María, Moriconi and Oliferuk

How endogenous plant cell wall degradation mechanisms can help achieve higher efficiency in saccharification of biomass EQP Tavares, A Pereira De Souza and M Buckeridge

 

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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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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

 

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Reactive Oxygen and Reactive Nitrogen Signalling Networks in Plants:
Unravelling the reactive oxygen and reactive nitrogen signalling networks in plants

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SEB Meeting @Prague 2015

 

The 2015 Annual meeting of the Society for Experimental Biology will be hosted in the city of Prague. The meeting will take place in July 2015.

PLANT BIOLOGY sessions:

  • Retrograde signalling from chloroplasts in development and stress responses. Organised by Matthew Terry & Phil Mullineaux
  • Plants roots : new challenges in a changing world. Organised by: Adam Price
  • Plant Biotechnology: addressing the challenges for food security, health and sustainability. Organised by Elizabeth Rylott and Cristobal Uauy
  • Linking N-terminal modifications to protein function in plants. Organised by Daniel Gibbs, Michael Holdsworth and Freddie Theodoulou
  • Visualising Metabolism. Organised by Nicholas Smirnoff and Phil Mullineaux
  • Effector biology of beneficial and pathogenic microbes – a source to improve crop productivity. Organised by Jim Beynon, Vardis Ntoukakis, Natalia Requena and Patrick Schafer

CELL BIOLOGY sessions:

  • A Process View of Life. Organised by Johannes Jaeger and Veronica Grieneisen
  • Integrative Omics. Organised by Tony Pridmore and David Salt
  • Cell Biology: Physical and Mechanical Signalling. Organised by Marc Knight
  • Cross-Kingdom Immune Systems. Organised by Adam Benham and Angus Murphy
  • Modelling Cells. Organised by Jim Murray and Patrick Hussey

For more information please go to SEB 2015 Annual MeetingSEB 2015