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Membrane-Protein Interactions in Plants And Plant Nuclear Envelope, Nuclear Structure and Nucleoskeleton

Plant Organ Growth Control

Mechanisms of Plant Insect Interactions

Integrated Approaches to Sustain & Improve Crop Production under Drought Stress

Plant Nitrogen Nutrition

Fruit Development and Ripening

Plant Senescence

C4 and CAM Photosynthesis

Plant Photobiology

The Plant Cell Cycle/Chromatin & Epigenetics

Plant Vascular Trafficking

Oxidative Stress & Cell Death

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Quo vadis, Pep? Plant elicitor peptides at the crossroads of immunity, stress and development Sebastian Bartels and Thomas Boller

Peps were discovered as endogenous peptides triggering plant defence. Here we additionally highlight first studies showing their connection to plant stress resistance and development

Interplay of HD-Zip II and HD-Zip III transcription factors in auxin-regulated plant development L Turchi, S Baima, G Morelli and I Ruberti

This review reports the finding that HD-Zip II genes are targets of HD-Zip III transcription factors and discusses the interplay between HD-Zip II and HD-Zip III proteins in auxin-regulated development

Cellular events of strigolactone signaling and their crosstalk with auxin in roots Hinanit Koltai

Strigolactone signaling includes cellular reception and changes in actin-filament bundling, cellular trafficking and PIN localization. These are dependent on phosphate growth conditions and lead to regulation of auxin flux and perception

How endogenous plant cell wall degradation mechanisms can help achieve higher efficiency in saccharification of biomass EQP Tavares, A Pereira De Souza and M Buckeridge

Understanding endogenous plant cell wall degradation in 22 processes such as fruit ripening, storage mobilization, abscission and aerenchyma formation may be used in the future to reengineer plants for bioenergy production.

Interactions between cytokinin signalling and abiotic stress responses PJ Zwack and AM Rashotte

We examine the current knowledge of the physiological relationship between cytokinin and abiotic stress based on measurements of cytokinin levels under stress conditions and the effects of cytokinin treatment on stress tolerance.

Internal efficiency of nutrient utilization: what is it and how to measure it during vegetative plant growth?

The desirability of combining a dynamic approach and specific experimental protocols assisted by simulation models is proposed as a powerful tool to improve "phenotyping" for efficiency of nutrient utilization.

New insights into the role of siderophores as triggers of plant immunity : what can we learn from animals? A Dellagi and A Aznar

Microbial siderophores trigger plant defence by scavenging iron or via specific recognition. Recent advances in molecular studies about siderophore-triggered immunity in plants and in animals are compared

 

 

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

ROS and RNS in plant physiology: an overview Luis del Rio

Thioredoxin/Peroxiredoxin/Sulfiredoxin system: current overview on its redox function in plants and regulation by ROS and RNS Sevilla et al.

C4 bioenergy crops for cool climates, with special emphasis on perennial C4 grasses Sage et al.

Polyphenol oxidase in leaves; is there any significance to the chloroplastic localisation? Boeckx, Winters, Webb and Kingston-Smith

Deficit irrigation and sustainable water resources strategies in agriculture for China's food security Du et al.

Post-head-emergence frost in wheat and barley: defining the problem, assessing the damage, and identifying resistance Frederiks et al.

Development and use of bioenergy feedstocks for semi-arid and arid lands Cushman et al.

Regulation of chloroplast development and function by cytokinin A Cortleven & T Schmulling

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

Molecular control of wood formation in trees Zheng-Hua Ye and Ruiqin Zhong

 

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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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April Issue:

Photosynthesis in reproductive structures: costs and benefits JA Raven and H Griffiths

Cross-talk between environmental stresses and plant metabolism during reproductive organ abscission Sawicki et al.

Phospholipase D and phosphatidic acid in plant defence response: from protein-protein and lipid-protein interactions to hormone signalling Jian Zhao

Designing climate-resilient rice with ideal grain quality suited for high-temperature stress Sreenivasulu et al.

MicroRNA: a new target for improving plant tolerance to abiotic stress Baohong Zhang

Intronic regions of plant genes potentially encode RDR (RNA-dependent RNA polymerase)-dependent small RNAs Qin, Ma, Yi Tang and Meng

Utilization of a high-throughput shoot imaging system to examine the dynamic phenotypic responses of a C4 cereal crop plant to nitrogen and water deficiency over time Neilson et al.

The transcription factor PHR1 regulates lipid remodeling and triacylglycerol accumulation in Arabidopsis thaliana during phosphorus starvation Pant et al.

Antagonism between phytohormone signalling underlies the variation in disease susceptibility of tomato plants under elevated CO2 Zhang 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 Schafer

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