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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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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
Special Issues 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
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
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
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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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: