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Quo vadis, Pep? Plant elicitor peptides at the crossroads of immunity, stress and development Sebastian Bartels and Thomas Boller
Peps were discovered as endogenous peptides triggering plant defence. Here we additionally highlight first studies showing their connection to plant stress resistance and development
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
This review reports the finding that HD-Zip II genes are targets of HD-Zip III transcription factors and discusses the interplay between HD-Zip II and HD-Zip III proteins in auxin-regulated development
Cellular events of strigolactone signaling and their crosstalk with auxin in roots Hinanit Koltai
Strigolactone signaling includes cellular reception and changes in actin-filament bundling, cellular trafficking and PIN localization. These are dependent on phosphate growth conditions and lead to regulation of auxin flux and perception
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
Understanding endogenous plant cell wall degradation in 22 processes such as fruit ripening, storage mobilization, abscission and aerenchyma formation may be used in the future to reengineer plants for bioenergy production.
Interactions between cytokinin signalling and abiotic stress responses PJ Zwack and AM Rashotte
We examine the current knowledge of the physiological relationship between cytokinin and abiotic stress based on measurements of cytokinin levels under stress conditions and the effects of cytokinin treatment on stress tolerance.
Internal efficiency of nutrient utilization: what is it and how to measure it during vegetative plant growth?
The desirability of combining a dynamic approach and specific experimental protocols assisted by simulation models is proposed as a powerful tool to improve "phenotyping" for efficiency of nutrient utilization.
New insights into the role of siderophores as triggers of plant immunity : what can we learn from animals? A Dellagi and A Aznar
Microbial siderophores trigger plant defence by scavenging iron or via specific recognition. Recent advances in molecular studies about siderophore-triggered immunity in plants and in animals are compared
Special Issues 2015
Special Issues & Focus Collections 2014
Early view: Review papers
ROS and RNS in plant physiology: an overview Luis del Rio
Polyphenol oxidase in leaves; is there any significance to the chloroplastic localisation? Boeckx, Winters, Webb and Kingston-Smith
Regulation of chloroplast development and function by cytokinin A Cortleven & T Schmulling
Molecular control of wood formation in trees Zheng-Hua Ye and Ruiqin Zhong
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SEB Meeting @Prague 2015
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