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Plant Nitrogen Nutrition

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New insights into root gravitropic signalling Mendocilla Sato

Improving barley culm robustness for secured crop yield in a changing climate C Dockter and M Hansson

Opportunities and challenges in the subsoil: pathways to deeper rooted crops Lynch and Wojciechowski

Crop plants would benefit from deeper rooting if they can overcome challenges to root exploration of the subsoil

Epigenetic variation and environmental change P Meyer

To evaluate if stress-induced epigenetic changes allow plants to adapt to changing environmental conditions, it is necessary to understand target selection and heritability of epigenetic modifications induced by distinct epigenetic pathways.

Photosynthetic complex stoichiometry dynamics in higher plants: biogenesis, function and turnover of ATP synthase and the cytochrome b6f complex Schottler et al.

Current knowledge on the biogenesis, function and the turnover of chloroplast ATP synthase and the cytochrome b6f complex is discussed.

Efficient high light acclimation involves rapid processes on multiple mechanistic levels KJ Dietz

Signaling pathways on the intermediate time scale of several minutes to few hours pave the way for long term acclimation. This review described a time line of events during six hours in the "stressful" life of a plant.

Systematic analysis of phloem-feeding insect induced transcriptional reprogramming in Arabidopsis highlights common features and reveals distinct responses to specialist and generalist insects Foyer, Verrall, Handcock

Analysis of Arabidopsis transcriptome responses to phloem feeding insects highlights the significance of cell wall-associated kinases in insect recognition and reveals differences in infestation strategies between specialist and generalist insects.

Multi-dimensional approaches for studying plant defence against insects: from ecology to omics and synthetic biology Barah and Bones

Technological advancements, current limitations and future directions for studying plant defence against insects for a wider scientific community.

Aphid salivary proteases are capable of degrading sieve tube proteins. Furch, van Bel, Will

Proteases in the saliva of Acyrthosiphon pisum and Macrosiphum euphorbiae are capable of degrading sieve-tube sap proteins. Potential impacts on plant defence and aphid nutrition are discussed.

The divining root: moisture-driven responses of roots at the micro-and macro-scale Robbins II and Dinneny

This review explores responses to water at various spatial scales within the root, focussing on responses generated in both drought and non-drought conditions, and provides additional discussion of potential mechanisms the root may use to sense local moisture

The significance of water cotransport for sustaining transpirational water flow in plants: a quantitative approach Wieland Fricke

Based on the energy budget of a plant, the sustainability of a water cotransport mechanism supporting transpirational water loss and root exudation is questioned. The possibility of a water-driven ATP-synthase is raised

 

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

PLANTS and BIOENERGY

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

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

 

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

Pivoting from Arabidopsis to wheat to understand how agricultural plants integrate responses to biotic stress Harris et al.

Photoprotection of photosystems in fluctuating light intensities
Allahverdiyeva et al. doi:10.1093/jxb/eru463

 

The role of early signalling events in plant-insect interactions
Zebelo and Maffei doi:10.1093/jxb/eru480

 

Plant defence against aphids: the PAD4 signalling nexus
Joe Louis and Jyoti Shah doi:10.1093/jxb/eru454

 

Plant-insect interactions under bacterial influence: ecological implications and underlying mechanisms
Akiko Sugio et al. doi:10.1093/jxb/eru435

 

 

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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

 

current issue

Vol 66.1 January Regular Issue

Data mining with iPlant: A meeting report from the 2013 GARNet workshop Martin et al.

Sharka: how do plants respond to Plum pox virus infection?
Clemente-Moreno, Hernandez and Diaz Vivancos

The hydroxyl radical in plants: from seed to seed Richards et al.

The CRISPR Cas system for plant genome editing: advances and opportunities Kumar and Jain

Sugar regulation of SUGAR TRANSPORTER PROTEIN 1 (STP1) expression in Arabidopsis thaliana Cordoba et al.

PERK KIPK KCBP signalling negatively regulates root growth in Arabidopsis thaliana Humphrey et al.

Genetic dissection of ozone tolerance in rice by a genome-wide association study Ueda et al.

Adaptation to altitude affects the senescence response to chilling in the perennial plant Arabis alpina Wingler et al.

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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 Schäfer

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