Special Issues

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

Plant Organ Growth Control

Mechanisms of Plant Insect Interactions

Integrated Approaches to Sustain & Improve Crop Production under Drought Stress

Plant Nitrogen Nutrition

Fruit Development and Ripening

Plant Senescence

C4 and CAM Photosynthesis

Plant Photobiology

The Plant Cell Cycle/Chromatin & Epigenetics

Plant Vascular Trafficking

Oxidative Stress & Cell Death

Nutrient Sensing & Signalling

Peptide Signalling

Plant Biomechanics & Mechanobiology

Special Issues Archive



Plant organellar calcium signalling: an emerging field. Stael et al.

Chloroplast-mitochondria cross-talk in diatoms. Prihoda et al.

Blue light signalling in chloroplast movements. Banaś et al.

Exploring the molecular basis of responses to light in marine diatoms. Depauw et al.

Drought, salt, and temperature stress-induced metabolic rearrangements and regulatory networks. Krasensky and Jonak

Plastid lipid droplets at the crossroads of prenylquinone metabolism. Piller et al.

Photosynthesis, photorespiration, and light signalling in defence responses. Kangasjärvi et al.

Photosynthetic control of electron transport and the regulation of gene expression. Foyer et al.

The cutting crew – ribonucleases are key players in the control of plastid gene expression. Stoppel and Meurer

Post-translational control of tetrapyrrole biosynthesis in plants, algae, and cyanobacteria. Czarnecki and Grimm

Targeting of lumenal proteins across the thylakoid membrane. Albiniak et al.

Vipp1: a very important protein in plastids? Ute Vothknecht

Chloroplast-localized protein kinases: a step forward towards a complete inventory. Bayer et al

Cross-talk between calcium signalling and protein phosphorylation at the thylakoid. Stael et al.

The impact of impaired mitochondrial function on retrograde signalling: a meta-analysis of transcriptomic responses. Schwarzländer et al.

A toolset of aequorin expression vectors for in planta studies of subcellular calcium concentrations in Arabidopsis thaliana. Mehlmer et al.

The expression of phototropins in Arabidopsis leaves: developmental and light regulation. Labuz et al.

Inhibition of aconitase by nitric oxide leads to induction of the alternative oxidase and to a shift of metabolism towards biosynthesis of amino acids. Gupta et al.


Pathway & Fluxes: exploring the metabolic network. NJ Kruger & RG Ratcliffe

Frontiers in metabolic reconstruction and modelling of plant genomes. Seaver et al.

Modelling cyanobacteria: from metabolism to integrative models of phototrophic growth. Steuer et al.

Kinetic modelling of plant metabolic pathways. Johann M Rohwer

Metabolic cartography: experimental quantification of metabolic fluxes from isotopic labelling studies. O'Grady et al.

Strategies for investigating the plant metabolic network with steady-state metabolic flux analysis: lessons from an Arabidopsis cell culture and other systems. Kruger et al.

A survey of carbon fixation pathways through a quantitative lens. Bar-Even et al.

Insights into metabolic efficiency from flux analysis. Xuewen Chen and Yair Shachar-Hill.

Genome-wide metabolic network reconstruction of the picoalga Ostreococcus. Krumholz et al.

Fluxes in central carbohydrate metabolism of source leaves in a fructan-storing C3 grass: rapid turnover and futile cycling of sucrose in continuous light under contrasted nitrogen nutrition status. Lattanzi et al.


Towards mechanistic models of plant organ growth. De Vos et al.

Diel patterns of leaf and root growth: endogenous rhythmicity or environmental response? Ruts et al.

Exploring NUE in crops and in Arabidopsis ideotypes to improve yield and seed quality. Chardon et al.

Sugars, signalling and plant development. D Jackson & A Eveland

Metabolism control over growth: a case for trehalose-6-phosphate in plants. H Schluepmann, L Berke & GF Sanchez-Perez

Manipulating resource allocation in plants. E-J Bennett, J Roberts, & C Wagstaff

Multi-dimensional regulation of metabolic networks shaping plant development and performance. R Kooke JJB Keurentjes


Microbial amelioration of crop salinity stress. IC Dodd and F Perez-Alfocea

Root carbon and protein metabolism associated with heat tolerance. Huang et al.

How genetic modification of roots affects rhizosphere processes and plant performance. Kabouw et al.

The role of flavonoids in root–rhizosphere signalling: opportunities and challenges for improving plant–microbe interactions. S Hassan and U Mathesius

Mechanisms for cellular transport and release of allelochemicals from plant roots into the rhizosphere. Weston et al.

Traits and selection strategies to improve root systems and water uptake in rainfed wheat. AP Wasson, RA Richards, R Chatrath, S Misra, SV Sai Prasad, GJ Rebetzke, JA Kirkegaard, J Christopher, M Watt

Plant hormone interactions – innovative targets for crop breeding and management. Wilkinson et al.


GM as a route for delivery of sustainable crop protection. Toby JA Bruce

Capitalising on deliberate, accidental and GM driven environmental change caused by crop modification. Knox et al.

GM wheat development in China, current status and challenges to commercialization. Huw D Jones

T-DNA mutagenesis in Brachypodium distachyon. Thole et al.

Advances and remaining challenges in the transformation of barley and wheat. Wendy A Harwood

Phenotyping transgenic wheat for drought tolerance. Saint Pierre et al.

Metabolic engineering of the omega-3 long chain polyunsaturated fatty acid biosynthetic pathway into transgenic plants. Ruiz-López et al.

The acrylamide problem: a plant and agronomic science issue. Halford et al.


Enhanced expression of Rhizobium etli cbb3 oxidase improves drought tolerance of common bean symbiotic nitrogen fixation Talbi et a.

The multifaceted role of aspartate-family amino acids in plant metabolism Kirma et al.

The use of metabolomics integrated with transcriptomic and proteomic studies for identifying key steps involved in the control of nitrogen metabolism in crops such as maize Amiour et al.

The polyamines and their catabolic products are significant players in the nitrogenous turnover in plants Moschou et al.


Patenting of plant varieties and plant breeding methods. Michael Blakeney

The potential for underutilised crops to improve security of food production. Mayes, Massawe, Alderson, Roberts, Azam-Ali, and Hermann

How is ozone pollution reducing our food supply? S Wilkinson, G Mills, R Illidge, and WJ Davies

Improving crop productivity and resource use efficiency to ensure food security and environmental quality in China. Fan et al.

Any trait or trait-related allele can confer drought tolerance: just design the right drought scenario. François Tardieu

Global crop improvement networks to bridge technology gaps. Reynolds et al.

Genetic and management approaches to boost UK wheat yields by ameliorating water deficits. IC Dodd, WR Whalley, ES Ober, and MAJ Parry

Feeding nine billion: the challenge to sustainable crop production. PJ Gregory & TS George

Food standards: the cacophony of governance. Lawrence Busch

Food systems transition and disruptive low carbon innovation: implications for a food security research agenda. David Tyfield

How agro-ecological research helps to address global food security issues under EU's new IPM and pesticide reduction policies. Nicholas E Birch

Meeting the challenge of food and energy security. Angela Karp

China's success in increasing per capita food production. Jianhua Zhang

Reflections on water availability and food security. Elias Fereres


Functional roles of melatonin in plants, and perspectives in nutritional and agricultural science Tan et al.

Abiotic stress tolerance mediated by protein ubiquitination WJ Lyzenga and SL Stone

Early agricultural pathways: moving outside the "core area" hypothesis in Southwest Asia DQ Fuller, G Willcox and RG Allaby

Opinion paper: Plant microtubule cytoskeleton complexity: microtubule arrays as fractals J Gardiner, R Overall and J Marc

Regulation of root water uptake under abiotic stress conditions R Aroca, R Porcel and JM Ruiz-Lozano

Opinion paper: Tungstate: is it really a specific nitrate reductase inhibitor in plant nitric oxide research? J Xiong, G Fu, Y Yang, C Zhu and L Tao

Metabolic engineering of the omega-3 long chain polyunsaturated fatty acid biosynthetic pathway into transgenic plants Ruiz-Lopez et al.

The pathway of auxin biosynthesis in plants Y Mano and K Nemoto

Softening-up mannan-rich cell walls Iglesias Fernández et al.

Sugars and plant innate immunity Bolouri Moghaddam & Van den Ende

Xenobiotic sensing and signalling in higher plants Ramel et al

Molecular bases and evolutionary dynamics of self-incompatibility in the Pyrinae (Rosaceae) De Franceschi et al.

Regulation by arbuscular mycorrhizae of the integrated physiological response to salinity in plants. New challenges in physiological and molecular studies Ruiz-Lozano et al.

Association mapping in forest trees and fruit crops. MA Khan & SS Korban

Foliar pathogenesis and plant water relations – a review Grimmer et al.

A critical review of the protracted domestication model for Near-Eastern founder crops: linear regression, long distance gene flow, archaeological and archaeobotanical evidence Heun et al.

Gene duplication within the Green Lineage: the case of TEL genes Charon et al.

Current and emerging screening methods to identify post head-emergence frost adaptation in wheat and barley Frederiks et al.

RNA quality assessment: a view from plant qPCR studies Die and Roman

Use of the correct heat conduction–convection equation as basis for heat-pulse sap flow methods in anisotropic wood MW Vandegehuchte & K Steppe

Opinion paper: Heterosis: emerging ideas about hybrid vigour Baranwal et al.