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    1. Plant Biology

    The role of APETALA1 in petal number robustness

    Marie Monniaux et al.
    Variable petal number in Cardamine hirsuta is explained by regulatory changes in the MADS-box gene APETALA1 that relaxed its epistasis over mapped QTL in the C. hirsuta genome.
    1. Plant Biology

    LEAFY maintains apical stem cell activity during shoot development in the fern Ceratopteris richardii 

    Andrew RG Plackett et al.
    Transgenic analysis reveals a role for LEAFY in ferns that supports a trajectory from general to floral meristem-specific function as land plants evolved.
    1. Ecology
    2. Plant Biology

    The decoration of specialized metabolites influences stylar development

    Jiancai Li et al.
    Regulation of diterpene glycoside malonylation status influences stylar elongation through affecting auxin signaling in Nicotiana attenuata.
    1. Plant Biology

    A plant chitinase controls cortical infection thread progression and nitrogen-fixing symbiosis

    Anna Malolepszy et al.
    Lotus japonicus chitinase modulates the level of rhizobial Nod factor and thereby enables cortical infection and functional symbiosis in root nodules.
    1. Ecology
    2. Plant Biology

    Blumenols as shoot markers of root symbiosis with arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi

    Ming Wang et al.
    Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi-induced hydroxy- and carboxyblumenol C glycosides accumulate in plant shoots and allow for facile high-throughput screening for functional plant-AMF associations.
    1. Plant Biology

    Anisotropic growth is achieved through the additive mechanical effect of material anisotropy and elastic asymmetry

    Firas Bou Daher et al.
    Growing upwards in the young seedling is controlled by two cooperative mechanical mechanisms: cellulose orientation in inner tissues and differential elasticity in epidermal cells.
    1. Evolutionary Biology
    2. Plant Biology

    Negative regulation of conserved RSL class I bHLH transcription factors evolved independently among land plants

    Suvi Honkanen et al.
    An ancient and conserved genetic mechanism for cell differentiation is under distinct negative regulation in different lineages of land plants.
    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    2. Plant Biology

    Arabidopsis RNA processing factor SERRATE regulates the transcription of intronless genes

    Corinna Speth et al.
    Arabidopsis RNA processing factor SERRATE associates with the chromatin of intronless genes, which are usually expressed at low levels, to enhance polymerase II association.
    1. Plant Biology

    DET1-mediated degradation of a SAGA-like deubiquitination module controls H2Bub homeostasis

    Amr Nassrallah et al.
    Light signaling components interact with a histone H2B deubiquitination module, adjusting chromatin states at global level during Arabidopsis seedling development.
    1. Plant Biology

    Arabidopsis formin 2 regulates cell-to-cell trafficking by capping and stabilizing actin filaments at plasmodesmata

    Min Diao et al.
    Cytological and biochemical analyses reveal Arabidopsis formin 2 is involved in regulating PD permeability by anchoring actin filaments to PD and stabilizing them through actin filament barbed end capping activity.