Plant Biology

Plant Biology

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Latest articles

    1. Plant Biology

    Uncovering natural variation in root system architecture and growth dynamics using a robotics-assisted phenomics platform

    Therese LaRue, Heike Lindner ... José R Dinneny
    Advances in robotics-assisted plant handling and automated image analysis enables the characterization of root growth dynamics for Arabidopsis accessions at late stages of development and the association of these traits with genetic variation and climatic variables.
    1. Ecology
    2. Plant Biology

    Rapid transgenerational adaptation in response to intercropping reduces competition

    Laura Stefan, Nadine Engbersen, Christian Schöb
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Plant Biology

    The Arabidopsis SAC9 enzyme is enriched in a cortical population of early endosomes and restricts PI(4,5)P2 at the plasma membrane

    Alexis Lebecq, Mehdi Doumane ... Marie-Cécile Caillaud
    SAC9 prevents the accumulation of PI(4,5)P2 in intracellular compartments, thereby contributing to clathrin-mediated endocytosis at the plasma membrane and regulating the cortical localization of its protein partner SH3P2.
    1. Ecology
    2. Plant Biology

    A dynamic rhizosphere interplay between tree roots and soil bacteria under drought stress

    Yaara Oppenheimer-Shaanan, Gilad Jakoby ... Tamir Klein
    Increased root exudation rate under combined drought and bacterial inoculation and bacterial growth stimulation by specific exudation metabolites support the idea of root recruitment of beneficial bacteria, especially under water stress.
    1. Ecology
    2. Plant Biology

    Locally adaptive temperature response of vegetative growth in Arabidopsis thaliana

    Pieter Clauw, Envel Kerdaffrec ... Magnus Nordborg
    Growth of Arabidopsis seedlings at low temperatures differs between plants that hail from different parts of the world in a way that suggests climate adaptation.
    1. Plant Biology

    Increased signal-to-noise ratios within experimental field trials by regressing spatially distributed soil properties as principal components

    Jeffrey C Berry, Mingsheng Qi ... Rebecca S Bart
    A method to reduce the noise present in field experiments by accounting for heterogeneity in field soils.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Plant Biology

    A dual-target herbicidal inhibitor of lysine biosynthesis

    Emily RR Mackie, Andrew S Barrow ... Tatiana P Soares da Costa
    The first recently discovered inhibitors of lysine biosynthesis with in planta activity have a dual-target mode of action, which provides proof-of-concept for the development of multi-target ‘resistance-resistant’ herbicides with a novel mode of action.
    1. Plant Biology

    Perception of a conserved family of plant signalling peptides by the receptor kinase HSL3

    Jack Rhodes, Andra-Octavia Roman ... Cyril Zipfel
    Identification of a new family of stress-induced plant signalling peptides and their cognate receptor.
    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Plant Biology

    Using positional information to provide context for biological image analysis with MorphoGraphX 2.0

    Sören Strauss, Adam Runions ... Richard S Smith
    MorphoGraphX is a user-friendly image processing software primarily aimed at segmenting 3D biological images into cells, quantifying cellular gene expression and growth, and understanding these data in the spatial context of developing organs.

Highlights

    1. Plant Biology

    Hitting pause on the cell cycle

    Thomas Eekhout, Lieven De Veylder

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  1. Jürgen Kleine-Vehn
    University of Freiburg, Germany
  2. Meredith C Schuman
    University of Zurich, Switzerland
  3. Detlef Weigel
    Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology, Germany
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