Special Issues

The Interface Between Abiotic and Biotic Stress Responses

Plant Roots: New Challenges in a Changing World

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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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

 

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

Mechanisms and Fitness Implications of Photomorphogenesis during Chromatic Acclimation in Cyanobacteria Beronda L Montgomery

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

 

eXtra Botany

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

Fuel for the road - sugar transport and pollen tube growth Anke Reinders

Lights, P450, action! Metabolite formation in chloroplasts Heribert Warzecha

Duplicate MADS genes with split roles V Hecht

The tonoplast - where sweetness is dispensable R Strasser

 

News

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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current issue

Special Issue: Photorespiration: Origins and Metabolic Integration in Interacting Compartments

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.

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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