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    1. Plant Biology

    Flowering time and seed dormancy control use external coincidence to generate life history strategy

    Vicki Springthorpe, Steven Penfield
    Models of plant behaviour show that flowering early in a warming world is an adaptive strategy to insulate progeny seed behaviour from the affects of climate change.
    1. Plant Biology

    Non-canonical RNA-directed DNA methylation participates in maternal and environmental control of seed dormancy

    Mayumi Iwasaki et al.
    Seed-specific and cold-induced DNA methylation is deposited in the seed progeny to form a transient and transgenerational memory of past environmental conditions to optimize seed germination timing.
    1. Plant Biology

    Multiple alleles at a single locus control seed dormancy in Swedish Arabidopsis

    Envel Kerdaffrec et al.
    Natural variation for an adaptively important life history trait is largely due to variation at a single, major-effect locus with multiple alleles, demonstrating that not all complex traits are massively polygenic.
    1. Plant Biology

    Dormancy-specific imprinting underlies maternal inheritance of seed dormancy in Arabidopsis thaliana

    Urszula Piskurewicz et al.
    A genomic imprinting program in the endosperm of Arabidopsis mature seeds is dynamically adjusted according to seed dormancy levels and regulates germination.
    1. Plant Biology

    A chloroplast retrograde signal, 3’-phosphoadenosine 5’-phosphate, acts as a secondary messenger in abscisic acid signaling in stomatal closure and germination

    Wannarat Pornsiriwong et al.
    Molecular signals from chloroplasts can synergistically interact with the plant hormone, abscisic acid (ABA), to regulate non-canonical signaling pathways mediating fundamental cellular processes including stomatal closure, seed dormancy and germination.
    1. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    A comparative transcriptomic analysis of replicating and dormant liver stages of the relapsing malaria parasite Plasmodium cynomolgi

    Annemarie Voorberg-van der Wel et al.
    This comprehensive transcriptomic resource of dormant and replicating malaria liver parasites highlights the dearth of pathways that operate in the hypnozoites and the need to investigate druggability (i.e. selectivity and safety) of core pathways in malaria parasites.
    1. Neuroscience

    Neurogenesis: Delayed gratification in the adult brain

    Gerd Kempermann
    Some immature neurons in the cerebral cortex of mammals might wait for years before they become activated and finish their development.
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    1. Ecology
    2. Plant Biology
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    The Natural History of Model Organisms: Planting molecular functions in an ecological context with Arabidopsis thaliana

    Ute Krämer
    Research in molecular ecology and evolution is increasingly utilizing the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana, placing a spotlight on its natural history.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Plant Biology

    Biosensors: Plant biologists FRET over stress

    Won-Gyu Choi, Simon Gilroy
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