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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. Our emphasis is on molecular physiology, molecular genetics, and environmental physiology, and we also encourage integrative approaches employing cutting-edge technologies, systems biology, and synthetic biology.
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Whole genome duplications in plants: an overview from Arabidopsis Juan C del Pozo and Elena Ramirez-Parra
This review discusses the latest advances made in polyploidy, focusing on genetic, genomic and epigenomic changes linked to genome duplication in Arabidopsis.
Biotechnological exploitation of microalgae Gangl et al.
The production of high value products, genetic engineering of microalgae, downstream processing issues and engineering of synthetic communities are discussed.
Plastid RNA polymerases: Orchestration of enzymes with different evolutionary origin controls chloroplast biogenesis during the plant life cycle Pfannschmidt et al.
This review summarizes our current knowledge about the orchestrated activaton and action of the eukaryotic, prokaryotic and phage-type components in plastid RNA polymerases required for chloroplast biogenesis in vascular plants
Solid-State NMR Investigations of Cellulose Structure and Interactions with Matrix Polysaccharides in Plant Primary Cell Walls Tuo Wang and Mei Hong
This article discusses the use of multidimensional solid-state NMR to site-specifically detect polysaccharide interactions and the chain numbers of cellulose microfibrils in near-native primary cell wall samples
Special Issues 2016
PLANT CELL WALL
PLANT ORGANELLAR SIGNALLING
PLANT STRESS RESILIANCE
PLANT ROOTS: new challenges in a changing world
Special Issues 2015
Special Issues & Focus Collections 2014
Early view: Review papers
Advances in transgenic phytoremediation technologies for persistent organic pollutants EL Rylott, EJ Johnston and NC Bruce
Peptide signaling during angiosperm seed development Gwyneth Ingram and Jose Gutierrez-Marcos
Sex-related differences in stress tolerance in dioecious plants: a critical appraisal in a physiological context Marta Juvany and Sergi Munne-Bosch
Beyond the meristems: similarities in the CLV3/CLE and IDA/IDL peptide mediated signalling pathways Melinka A Butenko and Rudiger Simon
The Nexus between growth and defence signaling: Auxin and Cytokinin Modulate Plant Immune Response Pathways Muhammad Naseem, Martin Kaltdorf and Thomas Dandekar
July 2015: 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 Phenotyping
SEB Meeting @BRIGHTON 2016
The 2015 Annual meeting of the Society for Experimental Biology will be hosted in the city of Brighton. The meeting will take place July, 4-7th 2016.