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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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At the border: the plasma membrane-cell wall continuum Liu, Persson and Sanchez-Rodriguez
A strong and flexible cell wall relies on its connection to the plasma membrane and governs controlled cell growth. This mediates plant tissue organization and environmental adaptation.
Exploring the pleiotropy of hos1 MacGregor and Penfield
Current understanding of how HIGH EXPRESSION OF OSMOTICALLY RESPONSIVE GENE 1 (HOS1) incorporates environmental cues into the molecular events driving essential daily and seasonal responses.
Growth-defence balance in grass biomass production: the role of jasmonates Shyu and Brutnell
Optimized growth-defense balance is critical for plant performance. Understanding how jasmonates regulate diverse signaling outputs in grasses provides the potential to uncouple growth and defense responses for higher biomass production
Identifying traits for genotypic adaptation using crop models Ramirez-Villegas, Watson and Challinor
Genotypic adaptation modelling and potential avenues to better realise the potential of model-based studies of genotypic adaptation for guiding future crop breeding efforts are reviewed.
A cellular back line: specialisation of host membranes for defence Christine Faulkner
The plasma membrane acts as a scaffold in the generation of several defence responses during pathogen invasion, targeting and regulating defence at specific locations around a cell
MicroRNA: a new target for improving plant tolerance to abiotic stress Baohong Zhand
miRNAs are a new target for genetically improving plant tolerance to abiotic stresses. These miRNAs respond to environmental stresses in a miRNA, stress, tissue, and genotype-dependent manner
Phospholipase D and phosphatidic acid in plant defence response: from protein-protein and lipid-protein interactions to hormone signalling Jian Zhao
Discussion on the functions and potential mechanisms of PLD-PA complexes in regulating actin filament/microtubule cytoskeleton, vesicle trafficking, and hormonal signaling, and influencing lipid metabolism-derived metabolites as critical signaling components in plant defense responses
Cross-talk between environmental stresses and plant metabolism during reproductive organ abscission Sawicki et al.
This review highlights the current available information on various factors involved in the abscission of flowers and fruitlets, a highly regulated developmental proces
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.
Special Issues 2015
PLANTS and BIOENERGY
Special Issues & Focus Collections 2014
Early view: Review papers
The divining root: moisture-driven responses of roots at the micro-and macro-scale Robbins II and Dinneny
Improving barley culm robustness for secured crop yield in a changing climate C Dockter and M Hansson
Fruit growth-related genes in tomato Azzi et al.
New insights into root gravitropic signalling Mendocilla Sato
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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Focus Papers: MELATONIN AND PLANTS
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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