Plant Biology

Plant Biology

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    1. Plant Biology

    The Natural History of Model Organisms: The biology of C. richardii as a tool to understand plant evolution

    Sylvia P Kinosian, Paul G Wolf
    The natural history of the model fern Ceratopteris richardii provides opportunities for unique studies and makes it an important system to include in comparative work.
    1. Plant Biology

    A guanosine tetraphosphate (ppGpp) mediated brake on photosynthesis is required for acclimation to nitrogen limitation in Arabidopsis

    Shanna Romand et al.
    Guanosine tetraphosphate (ppGpp) is a pivotal regulator of chloroplast activity that is required for acclimation to nitrogen limitation in the model plant Arabidopsis.
    1. Plant Biology

    Host casein kinase 1-mediated phosphorylation modulates phase separation of a rhabdovirus phosphoprotein and virus infection

    Xiao-Dong Fang et al.
    Liquid-liquid phase separation of a rhabovirus phosphoprotein initiates viral factory formation of barley yellow striate mosaic virus, a plant negative-sense RNA virus, and host casein kinase 1-mediated phosphorylation inhibits phase separation and virus infection.
    1. Plant Biology

    Plant SYP12 syntaxins mediate an evolutionarily conserved general immunity to filamentous pathogens

    Hector M Rubiato et al.
    To effectively ward off some of the most damaging groups of filamentous pathogens, plants rely on an evolutionarily conserved syntaxin function to block the pathogen from entering the host cell and proliferate.
    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    2. Plant Biology

    Histone H1 prevents non-CG methylation-mediated small RNA biogenesis in Arabidopsis heterochromatin

    Jaemyung Choi et al.
    Linker histone H1 and cytosine DNA methylation in contexts other than CG explain patterns of 24 nucleotide small RNA biogenesis in Arabidopsis thaliana.
    1. Plant Biology

    CASP microdomain formation requires cross cell wall stabilization of domains and non-cell autonomous action of LOTR1

    Andreas Kolbeck et al.
    Localized lignin impregnations, forming a pan-endodermal net-like diffusion barrier strongly relies on stabilizing signals from neighbors.
    1. Plant Biology

    Plant Trans-Golgi Network/Early Endosome pH regulation requires Cation Chloride Cotransporter (CCC1)

    Daniel W McKay et al.
    Cation chloride cotransporter CCC1 has a central function in plant cells and is the missing ion efflux component of the transport circuit necessary to regulate pH in the lumen of the trans-Golgi-network/early endosome, the major cargo hub in plant cells.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Plant Biology

    Regulation of immune receptor kinase plasma membrane nanoscale organization by a plant peptide hormone and its receptors

    Julien Gronnier et al.
    The perception of endogenous RALF signaling peptides modulates the plasma membrane nanoscale organization of receptor kinases to regulate plant immune signaling.


    1. Plant Biology

    Hitting pause on the cell cycle

    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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    Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology, Germany
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