Plant Biology

Plant Biology

eLife publishes plant biology research including development, epigenetics, genomics, signalling, metabolism and plant-€“microbe interactions. Decisions are made by journal editors who are active researchers in plant biology.
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    1. Developmental Biology and Stem Cells
    2. Plant Biology

    Control of plant cell fate transitions by transcriptional and hormonal signals

    Christophe Gaillochet et al.
    HEC transcription factors control the timing of cell fate transitions in a dynamic stem cell system, allowing plants to adapt their developmental program to diverse environments.
    1. Developmental Biology and Stem Cells
    2. Plant Biology

    Cross-species functional diversity within the PIN auxin efflux protein family

    Devin Lee O'Connor et al.
    Comparative genetics between distant plant species shows that for the PIN auxin transport proteins differential membrane and tissue-level accumulation, transport activity, and interaction result in different functional properties in the shoot post transcription.
    1. Plant Biology

    A viral protein promotes host SAMS1 activity and ethylene production for the benefit of virus infection

    Shanshan Zhao et al.
    Rice dwarf virus Pns11 protein increases rice susceptibility to virus infection by enhancing OsSAMS1 enzymatic activity and ethylene production.
    1. Plant Biology

    Temporal network analysis identifies early physiological and transcriptomic indicators of mild drought in Brassica rapa

    Kathleen Greenham et al.
    Coupled physiology and gene expression, measured over a two-day time course, reveals specific time-of-day responses to the early stages of drought in Brassica rapa.
    1. Plant Biology

    Drought Stress: Into the fourth dimension

    David L Des Marais
    The influence of time on the drought response of Brassica rapa, an agriculturally important species of plant, has been clarified.
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    1. Computational and Systems Biology
    2. Plant Biology

    Rapid transporter regulation prevents substrate flow traffic jams in boron transport

    Naoyuki Sotta et al.
    To avoid internal traffic jams of nutrients that they absorb, plants need to swiftly regulate the transporters that take up those nutrients.
    1. Developmental Biology and Stem Cells
    2. Plant Biology

    Cell type boundaries organize plant development

    Monica Pia Caggiano et al.
    Leaf position, shape and orientation are pre-patterned by cell type boundaries in the shoot meristem.
    1. Plant Biology

    Regulation of rice root development by a retrotransposon acting as a microRNA sponge

    Jungnam Cho, Jerzy Paszkowski
    Retrotransposon-derived messenger RNA plays a critical role in rice root development via sequestration of miR171, which suggests a novel trans-acting regulation by transposable elements.

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    Ian Baldwin
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    Christian S Hardtke
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