Plant Biology

Plant Biology

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    1. Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    2. Plant Biology

    The decrotonylase FoSir5 facilitates mitochondrial metabolic state switching in conidial germination of Fusarium oxysporum

    Ning Zhang et al.
    The decrotonylase FoSir5 modulates ATP synthesis that supports conidial germination in Fusarium oxysporum through coordinated lysine decrotonylation in different organelles.
    1. Computational and Systems Biology
    2. Plant Biology

    A coupled mechano-biochemical model for cell polarity guided anisotropic root growth

    Marco Marconi et al.
    The spatial-temporal computer model of plant root meristem combines biomechanics and biochemical scales to reveal design principles underlying cell polarity and anisotropic growth during root development.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Plant Biology

    The induction of pyrenoid synthesis by hyperoxia and its implications for the natural diversity of photosynthetic responses in Chlamydomonas

    Peter Neofotis et al.
    The algal pyrenoid is formed at high O2 levels, even when CO2 is high, implying that a product of photosynthesis, most likely H2O2 acts as a signal.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Plant Biology

    Photosynthesis: Oxygen overload

    Britta Foerster
    A structure that helps algae photosynthesize when carbon dioxide levels are low may also play a role during hyperoxia conditions.
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    1. Plant Biology

    Expression of a CO2-permeable aquaporin enhances mesophyll conductance in the C4 species Setaria viridis

    Maria Ermakova et al.
    The SiPIP2;7 aquaporin is a functional CO2 pore that can be used to improve CO2 diffusion at the interface between the airspace and leaf mesophyll which limits C4 photosynthesis.


    1. Plant Biology

    Hitting pause on the cell cycle

    Thomas Eekhout, Lieven De Veylder

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