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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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Control of flowering by ambient temperature Capovilla, Schmid1 and Pose
This review summarizes recent findings on the molecular mechanisms underlying the floral transition in response to changes in ambient temperature, not only in Arabidopsis, but also in other plant species
The hydroxyl radical in plants; from seed to seed Richards et al.
The hydroxyl radical is the most potent yet short-lived of the reactive oxygen species radicals. Here we review how OH may be generated in vivo, and how it plays a part in the life and death of a plant.
Evolution under the sun: optimising light harvesting in photosynthesis Alexander Ruban
This review describes molecular mechanisms of the photosynthetic membrane that evolved to provide balanced and harmless light energy input into the photosynthetic apparatus enabling plant growth in various light environments.
Interplay between insects and plants; dynamic and complex interactions that have coevolved over millions of years but act in milliseconds Toby JA Bruce
This review considers the crucial roles that space and time play in influencing the outcome of interactions between insects and plants.
Protein import into plant mitochondria - signals, machinery, processing and regulation Murcha et al.
This review looks at the molecular machinery and proteins that are required to make mitochondria in plants; from a direct construction point of view, to a definition of how the mitochondrion is built in terms of protein content, to the signals that affect the expression and/or activity of these components.
Brachypodium: a promising hub between model species and cereals Girin et al.
Integration of phenotyping and genetic platforms for a better understanding of wheat performance under drought Lopes, Rebetzke and Reynolds
Precision phenotyping tools coupled with the use of managed well controlled environments is already showing impact through physiological breeding and will lead to better trait understanding and application in classical and molecular breeding
Plasmodesmata in integrated cell signalling: new insights from development and environmental signals and stresses Ross Sager and Jung-Youn Lee
This review attempts to integrate dynamic and spatiotemporal regulation of plasmodesmata with various cellular signaling processes involved in developmental, physiological, and environmental responses
Special Issues 2015
MECHANISMS of PLANT-INSECT INTERACTIONS
THE HOWS and WHYS of PROTEIN-MEMBRANE INTERACTIONS in PLANTS
ROOTS FOR GLOBAL FOOD SECURITY -A tribute to Bill Davies
OPTIMISING PHOTOSYNTHESIS in FLUCTUATING ENVIRONMENTS
PLANT NUCLEAR ENVELOPE, NUCLEAR STRUCTURE and NUCLEOSKELETON
BREEDING PLANTS TO COPE WITH FUTURE CLIMATE CHANGE
REDOX OXYGEN and NITROGEN SPECIES and ENVIROMENT: A NEW VISION for 2020
PLANTS and BIOENERGY
MELATONIN IN PLANTS
PLANT ORGAN GROWTH
Special Issues & Focus Collections 2014
Advance Access: Review papers
Occurrence and functions of melatonin in phototrophs are discussed in relation to phytohormones, circadian rhythms and gaps of knowledge concerning binding sites, signal transduction and genes of melatonin metabolism.
In addition to AGO1, the four AGOs (AGO2, AGO5, AGO7 and AGO10) possess slicer activities in sRNA-mediated regulatory pathway in plants.
Active water transport in unicellular algae: where, why and how John A Raven and Martina Doblim
Signal interactions in the regulation of root nitrate uptake Ruffel, Gojon and Lejay
Hormone and carbon connections with N-related gene regulatory network are reviewed.
Here we review the recent findings of the mechanisms for their dual interactions
Flower opening and closure: an update van Doorn and Kamdee
Recent data, including effects of transcription factors, hormones, and miRNA, are described and the effect of pollination on flower closure is discussed. This review is an update of van Doorn and Meeteren (2003)
This review highlights and discusses the role of N nutrients in regulating specific developmental phase transitions of the plant life cycle.
Metabolite flux analyses support our understanding of physiological processes. An integrating approach is required combining metabolite fluxes at different levels of complexity from cells via tissues and organs to the whole plant.
Melatonin as a naturally synthesized molecule in plants takes part in regulation of stress resistance. The mechanisms of melatonin alleviating abiotic stresses are discussed
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
Our Open Access articles are distributed under the Creative Commoms Atribution Licence, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited
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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The long goodbye: the rise and fall of flavodoxin during plant evolution Pierella Karlusich, Lodeyro & Carrillo
Loss of the two major leaf isoforms of sucrose-phosphate synthase in Arabidopsis thaliana limits sucrose synthesis and nocturnal starch degradation but does not alter carbon partitioning during photosynthesis Volkert et al.
The Society for Experimental Biology is pleased to announce that the 2015 Annual Main Meeting will be hosted in the city of Prague. The meeting will take place in July 2015.
We are sponsoring the following sessions and will publish a Special Issue in 2015:
For more information please go to SEB 2015 Annual Meeting