Plant Biology

Plant Biology

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    1. Plant Biology

    Two NLR immune receptors acquired high-affinity binding to a fungal effector through convergent evolution of their integrated domain

    Aleksandra Białas et al.
    The HMA domains of Pikp-1 and Pikm-1 NLR receptors have convergently evolved to bind AVR-PikD with high affinity through distinct evolutionary and biochemical paths.
    1. Genetics and Genomics
    2. Plant Biology

    Genomic basis for drought resistance in European beech forests threatened by climate change

    Markus Pfenninger et al.
    European beech harbours substantial genetic variation at genomic loci associated with drought resistance and newly identified loci can help to accelerate and monitor adaptation to climate change.
    1. Plant Biology

    A hypothesis on the capacity of plant odorant-binding proteins to bind volatile isoprenoids based on in silico evidences

    Deborah Giordano et al.
    It is hypothesized that volatile organic compounds emitted by plants after stress induction may be sensed by neighboring eavesdropping plants using odorant-binding proteins.
    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Plant Biology

    Organ geometry channels reproductive cell fate in the Arabidopsis ovule primordium

    Elvira Hernandez-Lagana et al.
    In the Arabidopsis ovule primordium, germinal fate plasticity is coupled to the morphogenetic processes shaping the organ.
    1. Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    2. Plant Biology

    Bacterial Blooms: The social life of cyanobacteria

    Conrad W Mullineaux, Annegret Wilde
    The cyanobacterium Synechocystis secretes a specific sulphated polysaccharide to form floating cell aggregates.
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    1. Ecology
    2. Plant Biology

    Genetic variation, environment and demography intersect to shape Arabidopsis defense metabolite variation across Europe

    Ella Katz et al.
    Measurements of specialized metabolites across a population of 800 natural Arabidopsis thaliana accessions revealed different pressures and evolutionary processes that shaped their variation and distribution across Europe.
    1. Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    2. Plant Biology

    Biosynthesis of a sulfated exopolysaccharide, synechan, and bloom formation in the model cyanobacterium Synechocystis sp. strain PCC 6803

    Kaisei Maeda et al.
    A potentially useful cyanobacterial sulfated exopolysaccharide and its biosynthesis and regulation genes, which contribute to the laboratorial bloom formation, are elucidated for the first time among prokaryotes.

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    1. Plant Biology

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    Thomas Eekhout, Lieven De Veylder

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    University of Freiburg, Germany
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    University of Zurich, Switzerland
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