Special Issues

Senescence & Programmed Cell Death

Plant Peptides

Plant Organellar Signalling

Delivering Value from Global Root Research

Photorespiration: Origins and Metabolic Integration in Interacting Compartments

The Interface Between Abiotic and Biotic Stress Responses

Plant Roots: New Challenges in a Changing World

From the Nucleus to the Apoplast: Building the Plant´s Cell Wall

Plant Phenotyping

Peptides take centre stage in Plant Signalling

Hormone Crosstalk in Plants

Plants & Bioenergy

Breeding Plants to cope with Future Climate Change

Reactive Oxygen & Reactive Nitrogen Signalling Networks in Plants

Roots to Global Food Security

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

Plant Organ Growth Control

Special Issues Archive


Chemical control of flowering time Irina A Ionescu, BL Møller and R Sanchez-Perez

Post-translational modifications of FLOWERING LOCUS C modulate its activity Jun Soo Kwak, Ga Hyun Son, Jong Tae Song and Hak Soo Seo

Flowering Highlights

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JXB named one of the top 100 most influential journals in Biology and Medicine over the last 100 years (view full article at DBIO100)


Welcome to the Journal of Experimental Botany editorial page!
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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  • Impact Factor 2015: 5.68

Coming soon:

Molecular fundamentals of nitrogen uptake and transport in trees V Castro-Rodriguez, RA Cañas, FN de la Torre, B Pascual, C Avila, and FM Canovas

We review recent advances in the molecular basis of tree nitrogen nutrition

Plant nitrate transporters: from gene function to application Xiaorong Fan, Naz Misbah, Xiaoru Fan, AJ Miller and Guohua Xu

We propose several strategies for effectively using nitrate transporters for higher crop yields and NUE

Outlook on protein S-acylation in plants: what are the next steps? Piers A Hemsley

Jasmonate action in plant growth and development Huang Huang, Bei Liu, Liangyu Liu, and Susheng Song

Jasmonate signaling pathway and crosstalk in the regulation of plant growth and development

How do plants sense their nitrogen status? Lucas Gent and Brian Forde

Latest progress in our understanding of how plants monitor their N status

The nitric oxide cycle and how Chlamydomonas handles nitrate Victoria Calatrava, Alejandro Chamizo-Ampudia, Emanuel Sanz-Luque et al.

NR has a central role in NO-cycle, fine-tuning of nitrate assimilation pathway, exchanging signals positive (nitrate) into negative (NO) and viceversa.

Substrate (un)specificity of Arabidopsis NRT1/PTR FAMILY (NPF) proteins Claire Corratgé-Faillie and Benoit Lacombe

Overview of the Arabidopsis NPF substrates with expression system used for characterization


Early view: Review papers

Jasmonate signaling and manipulation by pathogens and insects Li Zhang, Feng Zhang, Maeli Melotto, Jian Yao and Sheng Yang He

Evolution of jasmonate biosynthesis and signaling mechanisms Guan-Zhu Han

Interactions between nitrate and ammonium in their uptake, allocation, assimilation and signaling in plants Takushi Hachiya and Hitoshi Sakakibara

Genetic diversity and genomic strategies for improving drought and waterlogging tolerance in soybeans B Valliyodan, Heng Ye, Li Song, M Murphy, GJ Shannon and HT Nguyen

Effects of environmental variation during seed production on seed dormancy and germination Steve Penfield

The biomechanics of seed germination Tina LH Steinbrecher and Gerhard Leubner

Nitrogen Sensing in Legumes Jeremy D Murray, Cheng-Wu Liu, Yi Chen and Anthony J Miller

Special Issues 2017

50 years of C4 Photosynthesis: past, present & future

Making Connections: Plant Vascular Tissue Development

Seed Biology

Legumes: a truly green revolution

Nitrogen Nutrition

Jasmonate signal pathway

The Changing Climate of Plant Membrane Biology


Special Issues 2016

Plant Cell Wall

Plant Roots: new challenges in a changing world

The Interface between Abiotic & Biotic Stress Responses


Plant Organellar Signalling

Roots: below ground solutions to global challenges

Plant Peptides

Reviews 2016


eXtra Botany

Traces of strong selective pressures in the genomes of C4 grasses Pascal-Antoine Christin

Hairless but no longer clueless: understanding glandular trichome development Johannes W Stratmann and Carlton J Bequette

Coping with stress: mechanics of the expanding leaf Anne-Lise Routier-Kierzkowska and Daniel Kierzkowski

Why are leaves hydraulically vulnerable? Lawren Sack, Thomas Buckley and Christine Scoffoni

High-throughput phenotyping technologies allow accurate selection of stay-greem Greg Rebetzke, Jose Jimenez-Berni, William Bovill et al.



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Special Issue:Making Connections: Plant Vascular Tissue Development

Editors: J Peter Etchells and Simon R. Turner

Realizing pipe dreams – a detailed picture of vascular development J Peter Etchells and Simon R. Turner

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SEB Meeting @GOTHENBURG 2017


The 2017 Annual meeting of the Society for Experimental Biology will be hosted in the city of Gothenburg, Sweden. The meeting will take place July 3-6, and it will cover the following sessions:

  • Carnivorous plants: Physiology, Ecology and Evolution
  • Crop models improvement with biological knowledge: which, why and how?
  • From Genotype to Phenotype
  • Life at the Interface: Plant Membrane-Protein Dynamics/Interactions during Environmental Change
  • Molecular Control of Plant Growth during Abiotic Stress
  • Photosynthetic Response to a Changing Environment - Towards Sustainable Energy Production
  • Plant Cell Cycle and the Cytoskeleton
  • Imaging Plant Pathogenesis
  • Membrane-Free Cellular Compartments
  • Membrane Dynamics: Signalling and Polarity