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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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Advances in Transgenic Phytoremediation Technologies for Persistent Organic Pollutants EL Rylott, EJ Johnston and NC Bruce
There is an urgent need to remediate pollutants in the environment. Genetically modified, remediation relevant species are ready for field trials but are regulatory costs surmountable?
Constraints to the potential efficiency of converting solar radiation into phyto-energy in annual crops: from leaf biochemistry to canopy physiology and crop ecology Xinyou Yin and Paul C Struik
Analysis using our new framework to quantify solar energy conversion efficiency by annual crops suggests that the potential benefit from genetic improvement is higher in C3 than in C4 crops
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
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
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
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
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
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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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Food security: some issues impacting on future food availability. 'This volume provides a stimulating synopsis of many current thoughts and issues, largely beyond the limitations of industrial, patentable solutions'. ... 'As well as highlighting the variety of research work in food security, the volume does convey the importance of researchers and strategists working together.'D Skydmore. Full review
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Special Issue: Hormone Crosstalk in Plants
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.