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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. Our emphasis is on molecular physiology, molecular genetics, and environmental physiology, and we also encourage integrative approaches employing cutting-edge technologies, systems biology, and synthetic biology.
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Exploiting genetic diversity from landraces in wheat breeding for adaptation to climate change Lopes et al.
Two wheat landrace collections from western and central Asia were identified with phenotypic variation (under drought), for increased biomass and grain size, both relevant traits for adaptation to climate change
C4 bioenergy crops for cool climates, with special emphasis on perennial C4 grasses Sage et al.
C4 perennial grasses can be more productive than C3 plants in cool climates, if they are tolerant of cold extremes. We review the cold tolerance of the leading C4 perennial grass candidates for bioenergy production at higher latitude
Hormone activities and the cell cycle machinery in immunity-triggered growth inhibition Reitz, Gifford and Schafer
Use of crop simulation modelling to aid ideotype design of future cereal cultivars Rotter et al.
Previous experiences and future views on crop model-aided ideotype design. We propose a collaborative modelling platform to effectively support breeding of future cultivars by synthesising interdisciplinary knowledge
Development and use of bioenergy feedstocks for semi-arid and arid lands Cushman et al.
Agave spp. and Opuntia spp. are crassulacean acid metabolism (CAM) plants that achieve high water-use efficiencies while supporting biomass production rivaling that of C3 and C4 bioenergy crops.
ROS and RNS in plant physiology: an overview Luis del Rio
Post-head-emergence frost in wheat and barley: defining the problem, assessing the damage, and identifying resistance Frederiks et al.
This review of reproductive frost in cereals places the problem in context among other cold stresses and develops a framework for discussing adaptation mechanisms including genetic, physiological and management strategies.
Deficit irrigation and sustainable water resources strategies in agriculture for China's food security Du et al.
Special Issues 2015
Special Issues & Focus Collections 2014
Early view: Review papers
Modelling the coordination of the controls of stomatal aperture, transpiration, leaf growth and abscissic acid: update and extension of the Tardieu Davies model Francois Tardieu, Thierry Simonneau and Boris Parent
Identifying traits for genotypic adaptation using crop models Ramirez-Villegas, Watson and Challinor
Molecular control of wood formation in trees Molecular control of wood formation in trees
Housing helpful invaders: the evolutionary and molecular architecture underlying plant root-mutualist microbe interactions B Lagunas, P Schafer and M Gifford
Greasy tactics in the plant–pathogen molecular arms race PC Boyle and GB Martin
A cellular back line: specialisation of host membranes for defence Christine Faulkner
Press Release: 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.
Video talks from UK PlantSci 2014 meeting are available to watch now! Tim Benton, Peter Gregory, Lars Ostergaard, Sebastian Schornack, Cathie Martin, Tiina Sarkinen, Jonathan Napier, Simon McQueen-Mason, Peter Eastmond, Adam H Price, Liz Rylott and Jim Beynon on the Future of UK Plant Sciences including a panel discussion
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Food security: some issues impacting on future food availability. 'This volume provides a stimulating synopsis of many current thoughts and issues, largely beyond the limitations of industrial, patentable solutions'. ... 'As well as highlighting the variety of research work in food security, the volume does convey the importance of researchers and strategists working together.'D Skydmore. Full review
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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:
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For more information please go to SEB 2015 Annual Meeting