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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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At the border: the plasma membrane-cell wall continuum Liu, Persson and Sanchez-Rodriguez

A strong and flexible cell wall relies on its connection to the plasma membrane and governs controlled cell growth. This mediates plant tissue organization and environmental adaptation.

Exploring the pleiotropy of hos1 MacGregor and Penfield

Current understanding of how HIGH EXPRESSION OF OSMOTICALLY RESPONSIVE GENE 1 (HOS1) incorporates environmental cues into the molecular events driving essential daily and seasonal responses.

Growth-defence balance in grass biomass production: the role of jasmonates Shyu and Brutnell

Optimized growth-defense balance is critical for plant performance. Understanding how jasmonates regulate diverse signaling outputs in grasses provides the potential to uncouple growth and defense responses for higher biomass production

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.

A cellular back line: specialisation of host membranes for defence Christine Faulkner

The plasma membrane acts as a scaffold in the generation of several defence responses during pathogen invasion, targeting and regulating defence at specific locations around a cell

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

miRNAs are a new target for genetically improving plant tolerance to abiotic stresses. These miRNAs respond to environmental stresses in a miRNA, stress, tissue, and genotype-dependent manner

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

Discussion on the functions and potential mechanisms of PLD-PA complexes in regulating actin filament/microtubule cytoskeleton, vesicle trafficking, and hormonal signaling, and influencing lipid metabolism-derived metabolites as critical signaling components in plant defense responses

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

This review highlights the current available information on various factors involved in the abscission of flowers and fruitlets, a highly regulated developmental proces

Epigenetic variation and environmental change P Meyer

To evaluate if stress-induced epigenetic changes allow plants to adapt to changing environmental conditions, it is necessary to understand target selection and heritability of epigenetic modifications induced by distinct epigenetic pathways.

 

 

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

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

REDOX OXYGEN and NITROGEN SPECIES and ENVIROMENT: A NEW VISION for 2020

 

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

The divining root: moisture-driven responses of roots at the micro-and macro-scale Robbins II and Dinneny

Breeding crops for improved mineral nutrition under climate change conditions David J Pilbeam

Intronic regions of the plant genes potentially encode RNA-dependent RNA polymerase-dependent small RNAs Qin et al.

Improving barley culm robustness for secured crop yield in a changing climate C Dockter and M Hansson

Fruit growth-related genes in tomato Azzi et al.

New insights into root gravitropic signalling Mendocilla Sato

The significance of water cotransport for sustaining transpirational water flow in plants: a quantitative approach Wieland Fricke

 

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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.

 

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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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February Issue:

Focus Papers: MELATONIN AND PLANTS

Melatonin in plants and other phototrophs: advances and gaps concerning the diversity of functions Rüdiger Hardeland

Roles of melatonin in abiotic stress resistance in plants Zhang et al.

Water relations traits of C4 grasses depend on phylogenetic lineage, photosynthetic pathway and habitat water availability Liu & Osborne

Overexpression of the PP2A regulatory subunit Tap46 leads to enhanced plant growth through stimulation of the TOR signalling pathway Ahn et al.

Ectopic overexpression of the cell wall invertase gene CIN1 leads to drought stress avoidance in tomato Albacete et al.

Different roles for RNA silencing and RNA processing components in virus recovery and virus-induced gene silencing in plants Ma et al.

Auxin involvement in tepal senescence and abscission in Lilium: a tale of two lilies Lombardi 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 Schäfer

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