Plant Biology

Plant Biology

eLife publishes plant biology research including development, epigenetics, genomics, signalling, metabolism and plant-microbe interactions. Learn more about what we publish and sign up for the latest research.
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Latest articles

    1. Ecology
    2. Plant Biology

    Locally adaptive temperature response of vegetative growth in Arabidopsis thaliana

    Pieter Clauw et al.
    Growth of Arabidopsis seedlings at low temperatures differs between plants that hail from different parts of the world in a way that suggests climate adaptation.
    1. Plant Biology

    Increased signal-to-noise ratios within experimental field trials by regressing spatially distributed soil properties as principal components

    Jeffrey C Berry et al.
    A method to reduce the noise present in field experiments by accounting for heterogeneity in field soils.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Plant Biology

    A dual-target herbicidal inhibitor of lysine biosynthesis

    Emily RR Mackie et al.
    The first recently discovered inhibitors of lysine biosynthesis with in planta activity have a dual-target mode of action, which provides proof-of-concept for the development of multi-target ‘resistance-resistant’ herbicides with a novel mode of action.
    1. Plant Biology

    Perception of a conserved family of plant signalling peptides by the receptor kinase HSL3

    Jack Rhodes et al.
    Identification of a new family of stress-induced plant signalling peptides and their cognate receptor.
    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Plant Biology

    Using positional information to provide context for biological image analysis with MorphoGraphX 2.0

    Sören Strauss et al.
    MorphoGraphX is a user-friendly image processing software primarily aimed at segmenting 3D biological images into cells, quantifying cellular gene expression and growth, and understanding these data in the spatial context of developing organs.
    1. Plant Biology

    The Natural History of Model Organisms: The biology of C. richardii as a tool to understand plant evolution

    Sylvia P Kinosian, Paul G Wolf
    The natural history of the model fern Ceratopteris richardii provides opportunities for unique studies and makes it an important system to include in comparative work.
    1. Plant Biology

    A guanosine tetraphosphate (ppGpp) mediated brake on photosynthesis is required for acclimation to nitrogen limitation in Arabidopsis

    Shanna Romand et al.
    Guanosine tetraphosphate (ppGpp) is a pivotal regulator of chloroplast activity that is required for acclimation to nitrogen limitation in the model plant Arabidopsis.
    1. Plant Biology

    Host casein kinase 1-mediated phosphorylation modulates phase separation of a rhabdovirus phosphoprotein and virus infection

    Xiao-Dong Fang et al.
    Liquid-liquid phase separation of a rhabovirus phosphoprotein initiates viral factory formation of barley yellow striate mosaic virus, a plant negative-sense RNA virus, and host casein kinase 1-mediated phosphorylation inhibits phase separation and virus infection.


    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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