Plant Biology

Plant Biology

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    1. Cell Biology
    2. Plant Biology

    Two mechanisms regulate directional cell growth in Arabidopsis lateral roots

    Charlotte Kirchhelle et al.
    In lateral roots, cells employ a novel pathway to cell edges to control directional growth, which acts independently of the leading paradigm of oriented deposition of cellulose microfibrils at faces.
    1. Evolutionary Biology
    2. Plant Biology

    Natural selection and repeated patterns of molecular evolution following allopatric divergence

    Yibo Dong et al.
    The genomic architecture of allopatric species is a mosaic of many conserved genes and a few adaptive ones, reflecting balance between conservation of ancestral functions and evolution of new features.
    1. Evolutionary Biology
    2. Plant Biology

    Speciation: How predictable is genome evolution?

    Matthew J Coathup et al.
    Similar patterns of genomic divergence have been observed in the evolution of plant species separated by oceans.
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    1. Genetics and Genomics
    2. Plant Biology

    Epigenetic silencing of a multifunctional plant stress regulator

    Mark Zander et al.
    Interplay between histone demethylation and chromatin remodeling shapes the chromatin environment of the essential stress regulator ETHYLENE-INSENSITIVE2.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Plant Biology

    Two bifunctional inositol pyrophosphate kinases/phosphatases control plant phosphate homeostasis

    Jinsheng Zhu et al.
    Genetic and biochemical analysis of two enzymes reveals that inositol pyrophosphate signaling molecules allow plants to sense and regulate cellular phosphate levels, and to take up more phosphate when needed.
    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    2. Plant Biology

    Epimutations are associated with CHROMOMETHYLASE 3-induced de novo DNA methylation

    Jered M Wendte et al.
    Simultaneous targeting of loci by pathways that promote euchromatin and heterochromatin primes transcribed genes for epimutations in the form of CG DNA methylation.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Plant Biology

    Flavodiiron proteins 1–to-4 function in versatile combinations in O2 photoreduction in cyanobacteria

    Anita Santana-Sanchez et al.
    In vivo evidence is provided indicating that Flv2/Flv4, together with Flv1/Flv3, mediate O2 photoreduction downstream of PSI in a highly coordinated manner.

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    1. Plant Biology

    Hitting pause on the cell cycle

    Thomas Eekhout, Lieven De Veylder
    1. Plant Biology

    Gene-edited plants on trial

    Jean-Denis Faure, Johnathan A Napier

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    Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Germany
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    University of Lausanne, Switzerland
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    Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology, Germany
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