Plant Biology

Plant Biology

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    1. Cell Biology
    2. Plant Biology

    Live cell imaging of meiosis in Arabidopsis thaliana

    Maria A Prusicki et al.
    Live cell imaging and the in vivo dissection into distinct stages, called landmarks, represents a new methodology for analyzing meiosis in Arabidopsis and likely in other species as well.
    1. Plant Biology

    Plant–necrotroph co-transcriptome networks illuminate a metabolic battlefield

    Wei Zhang et al.
    Simultaneously measuring the transcriptomes of both a host plant and fungal pathogen, co-transcriptomics, identified diverse, dynamic and independent communication mechanisms conveying information between the two organisms via discrete gene modules.
    1. Plant Biology

    Decoys provide a scalable platform for the identification of plant E3 ubiquitin ligases that regulate circadian function

    Ann Feke et al.
    The F-box and U-box E3 ubiquitin ligase decoy library is a powerful tool for the functional characterization of redundant E3 ubiquitin ligases, like MAC3A and MAC3B, novel circadian clock regulators.
    1. Plant Biology

    Plant Stress: Hitting pause on the cell cycle

    Thomas Eekhout, Lieven De Veylder
    Two recently discovered transcription factors stop cells from dividing when plants face extreme heat and DNA damage.
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    1. Plant Biology

    A regulatory module controlling stress-induced cell cycle arrest in Arabidopsis

    Naoki Takahashi et al.
    Arabidopsis deploys the core signalling module that perceives distinct stress signals, such as DNA damage and heat stresses, and represses G2/M-specific genes, thereby causing cell cycle arrest.
    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. Cell Biology
    2. Plant Biology

    Kinetochore protein depletion underlies cytokinesis failure and somatic polyploidization in the moss Physcomitrella patens

    Elena Kozgunova et al.
    Lagging chromosomes in anaphase inhibits cytokinesis in plant cells.
    1. Plant Biology

    Multiple pairs of allelic MLA immune receptor-powdery mildew AVRA effectors argue for a direct recognition mechanism

    Isabel ML Saur et al.
    Allelic MLA immune receptors have an exceptional propensity to directly detect sequence-unrelated pathogen effectors and this feature might have facilitated functional diversification of the receptor in the host population.

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    Hitting pause on the cell cycle

    Thomas Eekhout, Lieven De Veylder
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    Gene-edited plants on trial

    Jean-Denis Faure, Johnathan A Napier

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