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    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    2. Plant Biology

    Natural variation in autumn expression is the major adaptive determinant distinguishing Arabidopsis FLC haplotypes

    Jo Hepworth et al.
    Variation in autumnal expression from starting expression levels and initial cold-down-regulation, rather than epigenetic silencing, is the major field variable conferred by worldwide haplotypes of the floral repressor gene, FLC.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Plant Biology

    A cross-kingdom conserved ER-phagy receptor maintains endoplasmic reticulum homeostasis during stress

    Madlen Stephani et al.
    C53 bridges selective autophagy with ribosome-associated quality control at the endoplasmic reticulum.
    1. Ecology
    2. Plant Biology

    Comment on 'Lack of evidence for associative learning in pea plants'

    Monica Gagliano et al.
    We are writing to comment on the article by Markel, 2020, which reports an unsuccessful attempt to replicate our finding of associative learning in plants.
    1. Plant Biology

    Response to comment on 'Lack of evidence for associative learning in pea plants'

    Kasey Markel
    I am writing to respond to the comment by Gagliano et al. on my article about associative learning in plants (Markel, 2020).
    1. Plant Biology

    The manifold actions of signaling peptides on subcellular dynamics of a receptor specify stomatal cell fate

    Xingyun Qi et al.
    A binary cell fate decision to be or not to be stomata is regulated by multiple peptide ligands, each triggering a unique subcellular dynamics of their shared receptor.
    1. Plant Biology

    Pollen Tube Guidance: Growing straight through walls

    Subramanian Sankaranarayanan, Sharon A Kessler
    The pollen tube in a flowering plant grows in a direction that is influenced by the mechanical properties of the stigma papillae and the organization of structures called cortical microtubules inside these cells.
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    1. Plant Biology

    KATANIN-dependent mechanical properties of the stigmatic cell wall mediate the pollen tube path in Arabidopsis

    Lucie Riglet et al.
    KATANIN1 in stigma papilla cells prevents disordered pollen tube growth and straightens pollen tube direction, allowing the pollen tube to find its correct path to the underlying female tissues.
    1. Plant Biology

    Accurate and versatile 3D segmentation of plant tissues at cellular resolution

    Adrian Wolny et al.
    Convolutional neural networks and graph partitioning algorithms can be combined into an easy-to-use tool for segmentation of cells in dense plant tissue volumes imaged with light microscopy.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Plant Biology

    Evolution of a plant gene cluster in Solanaceae and emergence of metabolic diversity

    Pengxiang Fan et al.
    A nightshade family gene cluster creates phenotypic novelty in trichome defensive metabolites via evolution of lipid metabolic enzymes.
    1. Plant Biology

    Lack of evidence for associative learning in pea plants

    Kasey Markel
    A fully blinded replication of the most convincing report of associative learning in plants failed to reproduce the phenomenon.