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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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Oxidative post-translational modifications of cysteine residues in plant signal transduction Waszczak et al.
This review focuses on oxidative post-translational modifications of cysteine residues in the context of plant stress adaptation, with special attention to cross-talk between reactive oxygen species and phytohormone signaling.
Housing helpful invaders: the evolutionary and molecular architecture underlying plant root-mutualist microbe interactions B Lagunas, P Schafer and M Gifford
Cell-microbe interactions that have evolved over millions of years enable acquisition of novel developmental functions. We review underlying themes of different symbioses that are suggestive of a common symbiotic architecture.
Cysteines under ROS attack in plants: a proteomics view Akter et al.
This review focuses on those proteomic methods to identify different cysteine modifications under ROS attack, with sulfenylation in particular, since it emerged as an important mechanism for regulation of protein function.
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
Deficit irrigation and sustainable water resources strategies in agriculture for China's food security Du et al.
Identifying traits for genotypic adaptation using crop models Ramirez-Villegas, Watson and Challinor
Genotypic adaptation modelling and potential avenues to better realise the potential of model-based studies of genotypic adaptation for guiding future crop breeding efforts are reviewed.
Special Issues 2015
Special Issues & Focus Collections 2014
Early view: Review papers
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
At the border: the plasma membrane cell wall continuum Liu, Persson and Sanchez-Rodriguez
Exploring the pleiotropic roles of HOS1 MacGregor and Penfield
Improving barley culm robustness for secured crop yield in a changing climate C Dockter and M Hansson
Press Release: 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.
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
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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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Recurrent selection for wider seedling leaves increases early biomass and leaf area in wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) L Zhang, RA Richards, AG Condon, DC Liu and GJ Rebetzke
Comparison of the protective effectiveness of NPQ in Arabidopsis plants deficient in PsbS protein and zeaxanthin MA Ware, E Belgio and AV Ruban
Tracking synthesis and turnover of triacylglycerol in leaves H Tjellström, M Strawsine and JB Ohlrogge
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:
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For more information please go to SEB 2015 Annual Meeting