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New insights into root gravitropic signalling Mendocilla Sato
Improving barley culm robustness for secured crop yield in a changing climate C Dockter and M Hansson
Opportunities and challenges in the subsoil: pathways to deeper rooted crops Lynch and Wojciechowski
Crop plants would benefit from deeper rooting if they can overcome challenges to root exploration of the subsoil
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.
Photosynthetic complex stoichiometry dynamics in higher plants: biogenesis, function and turnover of ATP synthase and the cytochrome b6f complex Schottler et al.
Current knowledge on the biogenesis, function and the turnover of chloroplast ATP synthase and the cytochrome b6f complex is discussed.
Efficient high light acclimation involves rapid processes on multiple mechanistic levels KJ Dietz
Signaling pathways on the intermediate time scale of several minutes to few hours pave the way for long term acclimation. This review described a time line of events during six hours in the "stressful" life of a plant.
Systematic analysis of phloem-feeding insect induced transcriptional reprogramming in Arabidopsis highlights common features and reveals distinct responses to specialist and generalist insects Foyer, Verrall, Handcock
Analysis of Arabidopsis transcriptome responses to phloem feeding insects highlights the significance of cell wall-associated kinases in insect recognition and reveals differences in infestation strategies between specialist and generalist insects.
Multi-dimensional approaches for studying plant defence against insects: from ecology to omics and synthetic biology Barah and Bones
Technological advancements, current limitations and future directions for studying plant defence against insects for a wider scientific community.
Aphid salivary proteases are capable of degrading sieve tube proteins. Furch, van Bel, Will
Proteases in the saliva of Acyrthosiphon pisum and Macrosiphum euphorbiae are capable of degrading sieve-tube sap proteins. Potential impacts on plant defence and aphid nutrition are discussed.
The divining root: moisture-driven responses of roots at the micro-and macro-scale Robbins II and Dinneny
This review explores responses to water at various spatial scales within the root, focussing on responses generated in both drought and non-drought conditions, and provides additional discussion of potential mechanisms the root may use to sense local moisture
The significance of water cotransport for sustaining transpirational water flow in plants: a quantitative approach Wieland Fricke
Based on the energy budget of a plant, the sustainability of a water cotransport mechanism supporting transpirational water loss and root exudation is questioned. The possibility of a water-driven ATP-synthase is raised
Special Issues 2015
PLANTS and BIOENERGY
Special Issues & Focus Collections 2014
Early view: Review papers
Photoprotection of photosystems in fluctuating light intensities
The role of early signalling events in plant-insect interactions
Plant defence against aphids: the PAD4 signalling nexus
Plant-insect interactions under bacterial influence: ecological implications and underlying mechanisms
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Vol 66.1 January Regular Issue
Sharka: how do plants respond to Plum pox virus infection?
The hydroxyl radical in plants: from seed to seed Richards et al.
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.
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