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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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Combining Genetic and Evolutionary Engineering to establish C4 Metabolism in C3 Plants Yuanyuan Li, David Heckmann, Martin J Lercher, and Veronica G Maurino
A rational, model-driven strategy combining genetic and evolutionary engineering is the most promising route to generate a C4 prototype from a C3 plant - and, eventually, C4 rice
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
Developing a new crop breeding tool to improve genotype selection for sustainable production of wheat, while delivering increased understanding of whether a high yield under stress is due to resilience or productivity or both
Plant Programmed Cell Death from a Chromatin's Point of View David Latrasse, Moussa Benhamed, Catherine Bergounioux et al.
We reviewed chromatin condensation and histone modifications associated with a major transcriptional switch occurring during process of plant programmed cell death in response to various stimuli.
Special Issues 2016
Early view: Review papers
Perspectives on interaction between metabolism, redox, and epigenetics in plants Yuan Shen, Emmanuelle Issakidis-Bourguet, and Dao-Xiu Zhou
Hormone controlled UV-B responses in plants L Vanhaelewyn, ELJ Prinsen, DLJ Van Der Straeten and F Vandenbussche
Grain production versus resource and environmental costs: towards increasing sustainability of nutrient use in China Xiaoqiang Jiao, Yang Lyu, Xiaobin Wu et al.
Regulation of programmed cell death by phytoglobins Mohammed Mira, Robert D Hill and Claudio Stasolla
Plant acoustics: in search of a sound mechanism for sound signaling in plants Ratnesh Chandra Mishra, Ritesh Ghosh and Hanhong Bae
New role for a CEP peptide and its receptor: complex control of lateral roots Michael Taleski, Nijat Imin and Michael A Djordjevic
Transgenic high-lysine rice - a realistic solution to malnutrition? Wenyi Wang and Gad Galili
Endogenous auxin biosynthesis and de novo root organogenesis Ya Lin Sang, Zhi Juan Cheng, and Xian Sheng Zhang
2,4-D transport and herbicide resistance in weeds Burkhard Schulz and Kabelo Segobye
Breaking the rules of Rubisco catalysis David T Hanson
Unwinding JAZ7 - enigma to harmony Christine Shyu
Making plant science purposeful and relevant to all Richard Flavell
Tracking the evolutionary rise of C4 metabolism Rowan F Sage
Costs and benefits of awns Zifeng Guo and Thorsten Schnurbusch
Press release: Rothamsted Research: New study sheds light on what is happening in the cell walls of willow stems growing at an angle. Read the article: G-fibre cell wall development in willow stems during tension wood induction by C Gritsch, Y Wan, RAC Mitchell, PR Shewry, SJ Hanley & A Karp
Video talks from UK PlantSci 2015 meeting are available to watch now! Guy Smith, Caroline Dean, Jim Monaghan, Robin Allaby, Malcolm Bennett, Miriam Gifford, Kate Hutchinson, Dan Bebber, Richard Buggs, Emily Schofield, Carly Stevens, Yoselin Benitez Alfonso, Beth Penrose, Dieter Helm, Nigel Maxted, Tomacz Czechowshi, Jonathan Millett, Mike Garratt Millett, Future generations (R Le Fevre, S Achterfeldt & H Holmes) and a panel discussion on building a roadmap for UK Plant Science
Penn State News: Selective breeding of maize over the last century to create hybrids with desirable shoot characteristics and increased yield may have contributed indirectly to the evolution of root systems that are more efficient in acquiring nutrients, such as nitrogen. Read the article: Evolution of US maize (Zea mays L.) root architectural and anatomical phenes over the past 100 years corresponds to increased tolerance of nitrogen stress by LM York, T Galindo-Castaneda, JR Schussler & JP Lynch
CNRS: 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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Special Issue: Plant Peptides: Taking them to the Next Level
Discovery, structure, function, and applications of cyclotides: circular proteins from plants Joachim Weidmann and David J Craik
CLE peptides and their signaling pathways in plant development Yasuka L Yamaguchi, Takashi Ishida and Shinichiro Sawa
The SBT6.1 subtilase processes the GOLVEN1 peptide controlling cell elongation Sarieh Ghorbani et al.
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.