Plant Biology

Plant Biology

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    1. Ecology
    2. Plant Biology

    Cytokinin transfer by a free-living mirid to Nicotiana attenuata recapitulates a strategy of endophytic insects

    Christoph Brütting et al.
    Cytokinin-dependent manipulation of plant metabolism is a strategy employed not only by gallers and leaf-miners but also by a free-living insect, Tupiocoris notatus, which directly transfers cytokinins at feeding sites to manipulate its host plant.
    1. Plant Biology

    Shade-induced nuclear localization of PIF7 is regulated by phosphorylation and 14-3-3 proteins in Arabidopsis

    Xu Huang et al.
    A phosphorylation dependent translocation of PIF7 and involvement of 14-3-3 proteins reveal novel regulation mechanisms in shade signal transduction.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Plant Biology

    Host autophagy machinery is diverted to the pathogen interface to mediate focal defense responses against the Irish potato famine pathogen

    Yasin F Dagdas et al.
    Defense-related selective autophagy mediated by the antimicrobial autophagy cargo receptor NBR1/Joka2 is diverted to pathogen penetration sites to restrict plant colonization by the oomycete pathogen Phytophthora infestans.
    1. Plant Biology

    Epidermal LysM receptor ensures robust symbiotic signalling in Lotus japonicus

    Eiichi Murakami et al.
    Functional analyses provide evidence for a complex Nod factor signalling where NFRe is necessary for maintaining an optimal symbiotic signalling in the susceptible root zone, and initiation of nodule primordia on the expanding root system.
    1. Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    2. Plant Biology

    The plant-specific transcription factors CBP60g and SARD1 are targeted by a Verticillium secretory protein VdSCP41 to modulate immunity

    Jun Qin et al.
    Genetic and biochemical analyses reveal a virulence mechanism employed by V. dahliae that involves inhibition of the transcription factor activity of CBP60g and SARD1.
    1. Computational and Systems Biology
    2. Plant Biology

    Coordination of robust single cell rhythms in the Arabidopsis circadian clock via spatial waves of gene expression

    Peter D Gould et al.
    Single cell analysis reveals how period differences between cells and cell-to-cell coupling generates the spatial structure of the plant circadian clock.
    1. Plant Biology

    Synthetic hormone-responsive transcription factors can monitor and re-program plant development

    Arjun Khakhar et al.
    The hormonal circuitry controlling development in plants can be studied and re-programmed with hormone activated Cas9-based repressors.
    1. Plant Biology

    A tension-adhesion feedback loop in plant epidermis

    Stéphane Verger et al.
    Tensile stress patterns in tissues are revealed by cell-cell adhesion defects; in turn, cell responses to supracellular tension require cell-cell adhesion.
    1. Plant Biology

    Landscape genomic prediction for restoration of a Eucalyptus foundation species under climate change

    Megan Ann Supple et al.
    Empirical patterns of genomic and phenotypic variation across the landscape are used to develop a predictive model that will help build resilient ecological communities.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Plant Biology

    Integration of two RAB5 groups during endosomal transport in plants

    Emi Ito et al.
    Plant-unique RAB5 effector 2 (PUF2) is an effector of plant-unique ARA6, which plays a key role in plant endosomal transport, integrating functions of the two plant RAB5 groups by an unprecedented mechanism.

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