Plant Biology

Plant Biology

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    1. Plant Biology

    Tetraose steroidal glycoalkaloids from potato provide resistance against Alternaria solani and Colorado potato beetle

    Pieter J Wolters, Doret Wouters ... Vivianne GAA Vleeshouwers
    Chemical modifications of steroidal glycoalkaloids of potato can cause strong resistance against the necrotrophic early blight fungus as well as the Colorado potato beetle.
    1. Plant Biology
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Carotenoid assembly regulates quinone diffusion and the Roseiflexus castenholzii reaction center-light harvesting complex architecture

    Jiyu Xin, Yang Shi ... Xiaoling Xu
    Investigations of the reaction center (RC)-light harvesting (LH) complex from an ancient chlorosome-less anoxygenic phototroph Roseiflexus castenholzii reveal the structural basis by which carotenoids assembly regulates the architecture and quinone exchange of bacterial RC-LH complex.
    1. Plant Biology

    Cell type-specific control of secondary cell wall formation by Musashi-type translational regulators in Arabidopsis

    Alicia Kairouani, Dominique Pontier ... Thierry Lagrange
    1. Ecology
    2. Plant Biology

    An ecological network approach for detecting and validating influential organisms for rice growth

    Masayuki Ushio, Hiroki Saito ... Atsushi J Nagano
    By leveraging quantitative environmental DNA metabarcoding and ecological network analysis, influential organisms in rice fields are identified, thereby revealing potential avenues for environmentally friendly agricultural practices.
    1. Plant Biology

    H1 restricts euchromatin-associated methylation pathways from heterochromatic encroachment

    C. Jake Harris, Zhenhui Zhong ... Steven E. Jacobsen
    1. Plant Biology

    Root Growth: Orchestrating pH levels in plants

    Elke Barbez
    The growth of a plant root relies on careful control of root surface pH.
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    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Plant Biology

    ECS1 and ECS2 suppress polyspermy and the formation of haploid plants by promoting double fertilization

    Yanbo Mao, Thomas Nakel ... Rita Groß-Hardt
    The endopeptidases ECS1 and ECS2 regulate double fertilization and their modulation is a powerful tool for the induction of haploids and the formation of triparental plants, which are two agronomically relevant breeding targets.
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    1. Plant Biology

    Hitting pause on the cell cycle

    Thomas Eekhout, Lieven De Veylder

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    University of Freiburg, Germany
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    University of Zurich, Switzerland
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    Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology, Germany
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