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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

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

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

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

REVIEWS 2015

 

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

Interplay between reactive oxygen species and hormones in the control of plant development and stress tolerance Xia et al.

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

Oxidative post-translational modifications of cysteine residues in plant signal transduction Waszczak et al.

Cysteines under ROS attack in plants: a proteomics view Akter et al.

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

Should we treat the ionome as a combination of individual elements, or should we be deriving novel combined traits? Ivan Baxter

 

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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

 

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Membrane-Protein Interactions in Plants: Why, When and How?

Plant Nuclear Envelope, Nuclear Structure and Nucleoskeleton

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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