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    1. Plant Biology

    Regulation of shoot meristem shape by photoperiodic signaling and phytohormones during floral induction of Arabidopsis

    Atsuko Kinoshita et al.
    The shoot meristem becomes domed in shape during floral transition and this is controlled by flowering pathways and the phytohormone gibberellin causing increases in cell size and number.
    1. Plant Biology

    Altered N-glycan composition impacts flagella-mediated adhesion in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii

    Nannan Xu et al.
    Adhesion force measurements reveal that proper N-glycosylation of flagellar membrane proteins is crucial for adhering C. reinhardtii cells onto surfaces.
    1. Plant Biology

    The Arabidopsis V-ATPase is localized to the TGN/EE via a seed plant-specific motif

    Upendo Lupanga et al.
    Analysis of the Arabidopsis V-ATPase reveals convergent evolution of differential targeting as well as redundancy of the endosomal and vacuolar isoforms during vegetative development.
    1. Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    2. Plant Biology

    A self-balancing circuit centered on MoOsm1 kinase governs adaptive responses to host-derived ROS in Magnaporthe oryzae

    Xinyu Liu et al.
    A phosphorylation circuitry balancing among kinase, transcription factor, transcription repressor, and phosphatase in response against host immunity during M. oryzae–rice interaction.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Plant Biology

    Photosynthetic sea slugs induce protective changes to the light reactions of the chloroplasts they steal from algae

    Vesa Havurinne, Esa Tyystjärvi
    Slug chloroplasts avoid damage to photosynthesis by maintaining an oxidized electron transfer chain with the help of oxygen-sensitive electron acceptors.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Plant Biology

    Photosynthesis: On the art of stealing chloroplasts

    Paulo Cartaxana, Sónia Cruz
    Sea slugs increase the longevity of the chloroplasts they steal from algae by limiting the harmful side-effects of photosynthesis.
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    1. Plant Biology

    The genetic architecture of host response reveals the importance of arbuscular mycorrhizae to maize cultivation

    M Rosario Ramírez-Flores et al.
    Heritable variation in the benefit maize plants receive from arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi supports the feasibility of breeding crops to optimize use of this ancient symbiosis.
    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    2. Plant Biology

    A new role for histone demethylases in the maintenance of plant genome integrity

    Javier Antunez-Sanchez et al.
    Plants reset chromatin marks during sexual reproduction to safeguard the stability of the genome.
    1. Plant Biology

    Photosynthesis without β-carotene

    Pengqi Xu et al.
    Tobacco plants containing xanthophyll astaxanthin show that both photosystems are fully functional in the absence of carotenes, and these pigments are not essential for photosynthesis.