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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Latest articles

    1. Plant Biology

    A lectin receptor kinase as a potential sensor for extracellular nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide in Arabidopsis thaliana

    Chenggang Wang et al.
    Genetic and biochemical analyses demonstrate that cell-surface lectin receptors can potentially function as extracellular NAD+-binding receptors and provide direct evidence for extracellular NAD+ being a bona fide endogenous signaling molecule in plants.
    1. Plant Biology

    Lipid transfer from plants to arbuscular mycorrhiza fungi

    Andreas Keymer et al.
    Identification of two arbuscular mycorrhiza-specific lipid biosynthesis mutants and fatty acid transfer experiments reveal that host plant lipids are transferred to symbiotic fungi and needed for their development.
    1. Plant Biology

    Structural basis for plant plasma membrane protein dynamics and organization into functional nanodomains

    Julien Gronnier et al.
    Unprecedented resolution of the molecular mechanisms of plant membrane protein anchoring involving phospholipids and sterols reveals the control of spatio-temporal segregation into plasma membrane nanodomains.
    1. Plant Biology

    ATP sensing in living plant cells reveals tissue gradients and stress dynamics of energy physiology

    Valentina De Col et al.
    The monitoring of ATP dynamics in living plants using fluorescent protein biosensor provides evidence for the complex relationship between cellular energy status and growth.
    1. Genomics and Evolutionary Biology
    2. Plant Biology

    The genome and phenome of the green alga Chloroidium sp. UTEX 3007 reveal adaptive traits for desert acclimatization

    David R Nelson et al.
    Euryhaline green algae utilise intracellular osmoprotectant modulation and specialised redox enzyme networks to successfully inhabit a desert coastline.
    1. Computational and Systems Biology
    2. Plant Biology

    Topological analysis of multicellular complexity in the plant hypocotyl

    Matthew DB Jackson et al.
    The use of network science to quantify the properties of global cellular organization in the plant hypocotyl identifies higher-order properties and plasticity in epidermal cell patterning.
    1. Developmental Biology and Stem Cells
    2. Plant Biology

    Live tracking of moving samples in confocal microscopy for vertically grown roots

    Daniel von Wangenheim et al.
    A set of tools to image and track growing plant roots in optimized growing conditions within a vertical stage confocal microscope will open up new possibilities in research of root development.
    1. Genes and Chromosomes
    2. Plant Biology

    The MBD7 complex promotes expression of methylated transgenes without significantly altering their methylation status

    Dongming Li et al.
    The METHYL-CpG-BINDING DOMAIN 7 (MBD7) complex promotes the activation (rather than repression) of transgenes that undergo DNA methylation and it does so without significantly altering their methylation status, placing this complex downstream of DNA methylation.
    1. Biochemistry
    2. Plant Biology

    RISC-interacting clearing 3’- 5’ exoribonucleases (RICEs) degrade uridylated cleavage fragments to maintain functional RISC in Arabidopsis thaliana

    Zhonghui Zhang et al.
    AGO protein-interacting exoribonucleases clear RNA induced silencing complex (RISC)-resulting 5' cleavage products in time to recycle RISC and miRNAs.

Senior editors

  1. Ian Baldwin
    Ian Baldwin
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  2. Christian S Hardtke
    Christian S Hardtke
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