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Illuminating light, cytokinin and ethylene signalling crosstalk in plant development Zdarska et al.
The multistep phosphorelay integrates cytokinin, ethylene and light signals, thus 3 working as a backbone signalling pathway in plants controlling various aspects of 4 early seedling development
Towards recommendations for metadata and data handling in plant phenotyping Krajewski et al.
This paper discusses the current situation of standardization in the area of phenomics, points out the problems and shortages, and presents the areas that would benefit from improvement in this field.
Novel imaging based phenotyping strategies for dissecting crosstalk in plant development Fraas and Lüthen
There is a current boom of imaging-based phenomics. Here, we explain the basics of the approaches for the non-computer-science reader and evaluate possibilities for using the new techniques in hormone physiology.
Posttranslational modifications of hormone-responsive transcription factors: the next level of regulation Kristine Hill
Posttranslational modifications to hormone-responsive transcription factors are mechanisms to incorporate multiple signals, and confer specific transcriptional outputs. This 'fine-tuning' of hormone signalling enables crosstalk and adaptive growth in heterogeneous environments
Pavement cells: a model system for non-genomic auxin signaling and crosstalks Chen, Wang, Zheng, Xu and Yang
The mechanisms for cell polarity formation in pavement cells are reviewed, with an emphasis on non-transcriptional auxin signaling in polarized cell expansion and pattern formation and how different auxin pathways interplay with each other and with other signals.
The importance of localized auxin production for morphogenesis of reproductive organs and embryos in Arabidopsis Robert, Khaitova, Mroue and Benkova
This review discusses how developmentally controlled and localized auxin biosynthesis and transport contribute to the coordinated development of plants’ reproductive organs, and their fertilized derivatives via the regulation of auxin levels and distributions within and around them.
Root phenotyping: from component trait in the lab to breeding Kuijken, van Eeuwijk, Marcelis & Bouwmeester
Root phenotyping platforms can be used at their full potential by managing heritability, GxE interactions and the genetic relation between the breeding target and traits measured at a phenotyping platform
The role of cis-zeatin-type cytokinins in plant growth regulation and mediating responses to environmental interactions Martin Schafer et al.
cis-Zeatin is often characterized as low-active cytokinin, but its widespread distribution, complex metabolism and specific regulation, suggests many possible functions. We summarize and discuss these observations and recent experimental evidences.
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Hormonal regulation of secondary cell wall formation Didi, Jackson and Hejatko
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
Volatile organic compounds as non-invasive markers for plant phenotyping Niederbacher, Winkler and Schnitzler
Internal efficiency of nutrient utilization: what is it and how to measure it during vegetative plant growth? Santa-María, Moriconi and Oliferuk
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
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