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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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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
We focus on the main knowledge gaps related to the regulation of seed phosphorous loading, and suggest that capping seed phosphorous loading will enhance the efficiency of phosphorous utilization in agriculture.
Ethylene response factors in Arabidopsis immunity P-Y Huang, J Catinot and L Zimmerli
This review summarizes the molecular functions of transcription factors from the ethylene response factors superfamily in Arabidopsis thaliana immunity with a special emphasis on ERF1, ORA59, ERF6 and ERF96.
Protein-protein interactions in plant MAP kinase cascades Tong Zhang, Sixue Chen and AC Harmon
MAP kinases are essential in many aspects of plant life, and they function through protein-protein interactions. This review summarizes advances in MAPK-substrate interactions and highlights future directions and applications.
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
CaMV replicates and its virions accumulate in inclusion bodies formed from the P6 protein. Recent evidence suggests that the inclusions utilize the host cytoskeleton for delivery of virions to plasmodesmata.
Gene expression regulation in roots under drought Agnieszka Janiak, Miroslaw Kwasniewski and Iwona Szarejko
Assesing the role of transcription factors and signalling molecules in drought response in roots.
Exceptional tissue-specific transcriptomic plasticity in maize primary roots upon water deficit Nina Opitz et al.
Maize primary root tissues display extensive transcriptomic plasticity upon water deficit. The most significant adaptive changes in the elongation zone lead to reprograming of metabolism and cell wall organization
Special Issues 2016
PLANT ORGANELLAR SIGNALLING
ROOTS: below ground solutions to global challenges
Early view: Review papers
Cellulose biosynthesis inhibitors - multifunctional toolbox Mizuki Tateno, Chad Brabham and Seth DeBolt
The glucose 6-phosphate shunt around the Calvin-Benson Cycle Thomas D Sharkey and Sean E Weise
The impact of abiotic factors on cellulose synthesis Ting Wang, Heather Mcfarlane and Staffan Persson
The plant microbiome explored: implications for experimental botany Berg, Rybakova, Grube and Köberl
Cytokinin: a key driver of seed yield Paula E Jameson and Jiancheng Song
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
Photosynthesis in reproductive structures: costs and benefits John A Raven and Howard Griffiths
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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Biotechnological exploitation of microalgae D Gangl et al.
A comparative analysis of transcriptomic, biochemical and physiological responses to elevated ozone identifies species-specific mechanisms of resilience in legume crops CR Yendrek, RP Koester and EA Ainsworth
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: