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Small peptide signals that control root nodule number, development and symbiosis Michael A Djordjevic, Nadiatul A Mohd-Radzman, and Nijat N Imin
Studies on root nodule initiation and development and control of nodule number have proven to be instrumental in demonstrating that signalling peptides influence important local and systemic pathways
Sex-related differences in stress tolerance in dioecious plants: a critical appraisal in a physiological context Marta Juvany and Sergi Munné-Bosch
There is a need for physiological studies of sexual dimorphism in dioecious plants that integrate our knowledge from the ecology to the molecular biology of a given species, especially under stress conditions (both biotic and abiotic) in plants growing in their natural habitat.
Beyond the meristems: similarities in the CLV3/CLE and IDA/IDL peptide mediated signalling pathways Melinka A Butenko and Rudiger Simon
IDA signalling, controlling abscission in Arabidopsis, has commonalities with the CLV pathway, and may have adapted to give a different cellular response than that of meristem stem cell maintenance
Peptide signaling during angiosperm seed development Jose Gutierrez-Marcos and Gwyneth Ingram
Both plants and animals use secreted peptides from surrounding tissues to co-ordinate the growth and development of the offspring. We postulate that a plethora of hitherto unrecognised peptide signalling pathways are implicated in the success of plant sexual reproduction.
The Nexus between Growth and Defense Signaling: Auxin and Cytokinin Modulate Plant Immune Response Pathways Muhammad Naseem, Martin Kaltdorf and Thomas Dandekar
There is mutual antagonism between auxin and salicylic acid signalling on growth and defence, modulated by multifaceted effects of cytokinins, such as synergism between cytokinins and salicylic acid against biotrophs
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Peptide signaling during the pollen tube journey and double fertilization Li-Jia Qu, Ling Li, Zijun Lan & Thomas Dresselhaus
Root phenotyping: from component trait in the lab to breeding Kuijken, van Eeuwijk, Marcelis & Bouwmeester
Keeping it all together: Auxin-actin crosstalk in plant development Jinsheng Zhu and Markus Geisler
Pavement cells: a model system for non-genomic auxin signaling and crosstalks Chen, Wang, Zheng, Xu and Yang
The importance of localized auxin production for morphogenesis of reproductive organs and embryos in Arabidopsis Robert, Khaitova, Mroue and Benkova
Hormonal regulation of secondary cell wall formation Didi, Jackson and Hejatko
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