Special Issues

Plant Peptides

Plant Organellar Signalling

Delivering Value from Global Root Research

Photorespiration: Origins and Metabolic Integration in Interacting Compartments

The Interface Between Abiotic and Biotic Stress Responses

Plant Roots: New Challenges in a Changing World

From the Nucleus to the Apoplast: Building the Plant´s Cell Wall

Plant Phenotyping

Peptides take centre stage in Plant Signalling

Hormone Crosstalk in Plants

Plants & Bioenergy

Breeding Plants to cope with Future Climate Change

Reactive Oxygen & Reactive Nitrogen Signalling Networks in Plants

Roots to Global Food Security

Membrane-Protein Interactions in Plants And Plant Nuclear Envelope, Nuclear Structure and Nucleoskeleton

Plant Organ Growth Control

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Top 100 Journals

JXB named one of the top 100 most influential journals in Biology and Medicine over the last 100 years (view full article at DBIO100)


Welcome to the Journal of Experimental Botany editorial page!
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.

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Evolving Gene Banks: improving diverse populations of crop and exotic germplasm with optimal contribution selection Wallace A Cowling, Li Li, Kadambot HM Siddique et al.

We apply optimal contribution selection to manage long-term genetic gain and genetic diversity in self-pollinating crops in pre-breeding populations known as evolving gene banks

Theoretical Approaches to Understanding Root Vascular Patterning: a consensus between recent models Nathan Mellor, Milad Adibi, Sedeer El-Showk et al.

There have been several recent mathematical models of vascular patterning in roots; we test the findings of these models and present a combined model taking each aspect into account.

The heavy metal paradox in arbuscular mycorrhizas: From from mechanisms to biotechnological applications Nuria Ferrol, Elisabeth Tamayo and Paola Vargas

Arbuscular mycorrhizas increases plant performance under deficient and toxic heavy metal conditions

Companion cells, a diamond in the rough Sofia Otero and Ykä Helariutta

Companion cells are known for their role in phloem loading but they are also involved in relevant functions for plant fitness, like flowering, the clock or organ morphogenesis


Early view: Review papers

Variability in seeds: biological, ecological, and agricultural implications Jack Mitchell, Iain G Johnston and George W Bassel

Starting points in plant-bacteria nitrogen-fixing symbioses: intercellular invasion of the roots Fernando Ibañez , Luis Wall and Adriana Fabra

Primary seed dormancy: a temporally multilayered riddle awaiting to be unlocked Hicham Chahtane Hicham, Kim Woohyun and Luis Lopez-Molina

Dying to Live: Cell elimination as a Developmental Strategy in Angiosperm Seeds Gwyneth Ingram

Nitrogen Remobilisation during Leaf Senescence from Arabidopsis to Crops Marien Havé Anne Marmagne, Fabien Chardon, and Céline Masclaux-Daubresse


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Special Issues 2017

50 years of C4 Photosynthesis: past, present and future

Seed Biology: from laboratory to field

Legumes: a truly green revolution

The Changing Climate of Plant Membrane Biology

Plant Vascular Tissue Development: making Connections

Nitrogen Nutrition


Special Issues 2016

Plant Cell Wall

Plant Roots: new challenges in a changing world

The Interface between Abiotic & Biotic Stress Responses


Plant Organellar Signalling

Roots: below ground solutions to global challenges

Plant Peptides

Reviews 2016


eXtra Botany

Hairless but no longer clueless: understanding glandular trichome development Johannes W Stratmann and Carlton J Bequette

Coping with stress: mechanics of the expanding leaf Anne-Lise Routier-Kierzkowska and Daniel Kierzkowski

Why are leaves hydraulically vulnerable? Lawren Sack, Thomas Buckley and Christine Scoffoni

High-throughput phenotyping technologies allow accurate selection of stay-greem Greg Rebetzke, Jose Jimenez-Berni, William Bovill et al.

New role for a CEP peptide and its receptor: complex control of lateral roots Michael Taleski, Nijat Imin and Michael A Djordjevic



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Current Issue:

How can we improve crop genotypes to increase stress resilience and productivity in a future climate? AA Thiry, PN Chavez Dulanto, MP Reynolds and WJ Davies

Nutrient deficiencies modify the ionomic composition of plant tissues: a focus on cross-talk between molybdenum and other nutrients in Brassica napus Anne Maillard et al.

A novel family of plant nuclear envelope-associated proteins Vidya Pawar et al.

Systemic resistance in citrus to Tetranychus urticae induced by conspecifics is transmitted by grafting and mediated by mobile amino acids Blas Agut, Jordi Gamir, Josep A Jaques and Victor Flors

Functional characterization of the Arabidopsis transcription factor bZIP29 reveals its role in leaf and root development Jelle Van Leene et al.

Changes in the DNA methylation pattern of the host male gametophyte of viroid-infected cucumber plants Mayte Castellano et al.

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SEB Meeting @GOTHENBURG 2017


The 2017 Annual meeting of the Society for Experimental Biology will be hosted in the city of Gothenburg, Sweden.
The meeting will take place July 2017.

The scientific programme will be available soon, for more information please visit the SEB.