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In an article published in Photosynthesis Research, Sarah Stahl-Rommel et al report that cyclic electron flow & ascorbat...
04/29/2022
Cyclic electron flow (CEF) and ascorbate pathway activity provide constitutive photoprotection for the photopsychrophile, Chlamydomonas sp. UWO 241 (renamed Chlamydomonas priscuii) - Photosynthesis Research

In an article published in Photosynthesis Research, Sarah Stahl-Rommel et al report that cyclic electron flow & ascorbate pathway activity provide constitutive photoprotection for Chlamydomonas sp. UWO 241.

They also propose to rename this organism Chlamydomonas priscuii.

Read their work here 👇

Under environmental stress, plants and algae employ a variety of strategies to protect the photosynthetic apparatus and maintain photostasis. To date, most studies on stress acclimation have focused on model organisms which possess limited to no tolerance to stressful extremes. We studied the abilit...

Polyamines: key elements in the rhizobia-legume symbiosis?Javier Hidalgo-Castellanos et al. review their role in the rhi...
04/28/2022
Polyamines: Key elements in the rhizobia-legume symbiosis? - Phytochemistry Reviews

Polyamines: key elements in the rhizobia-legume symbiosis?

Javier Hidalgo-Castellanos et al. review their role in the rhizobia-legume interaction, nitrogen fixation process & response to salinity.

Their article is published in Phytochemistry Reviews.

Polyamines (PAs) are ubiquitous low molecular weight, molecules found in all living cells with participation in a variety of processes. The establishment of symbiotic interactions between soil nitrogen fixing bacteria (rhizobia) and leguminous plants, as well as the formation of the root nodules whe...

Brassinazole (a brassinosteroid biosynthesis inhibitor) represses tomato hypocotyl elongation via inhibition of cell div...
04/27/2022
Brassinazole represses tomato hypocotyl elongation via inhibition of cell division - Plant Growth Regulation

Brassinazole (a brassinosteroid biosynthesis inhibitor) represses tomato hypocotyl elongation via inhibition of cell division.

This is reported by Shiyan Song and colleagues.

Read their work in Plant Growth Regulation.👇

Hypocotyl length is determined by cell division and elongation, which are associated with canonical cell cycle and endoreduplication. Plant hormone brassinosteroid (BR) is required for hypocotyl elongation under light while the roles of canonical cell cycle and endoreduplication in brassinosteroid-m...

A maize (Zea mays L.) BIK1-Like Receptor-Like Cytoplasmic Kinase contributes to disease resistance.This work from Weiran...
04/26/2022
A Maize (Zea mays L.) BIK1-Like Receptor-Like Cytoplasmic Kinase Contributes to Disease Resistance - Plant Molecular Biology Reporter

A maize (Zea mays L.) BIK1-Like Receptor-Like Cytoplasmic Kinase contributes to disease resistance.

This work from Weiran Li et al. is published in Plant Molecular Biology Reporter.

Receptor-like cytoplasmic kinases (RLCKs) form a large subfamily of proteins in plants. RLCKs are known to regulate plant immunity to bacterial and fungal pathogens. In this study, we analyzed the genome-wide complement of maize RLCK genes and conducted detailed studies on one maize RLCK. The maize....

In this article, María Florencia Romero and colleagues review the floral anatomy, embryology, seed, and fruit developmen...
04/25/2022
Floral anatomy, embryology, seed, and fruit development in Cephalanthus (Naucleeae-Rubiaceae), with emphasis on C. glabratus - Protoplasma

In this article, María Florencia Romero and colleagues review the floral anatomy, embryology, seed, and fruit development in Cephalanthus (Naucleeae-Rubiaceae) - with emphasis on C. glabratus.

You can read their review published in Protoplasma.

Information on the reproductive anatomy in genera of the tribe Naucleeae, particularly Cephalanthus, is scarce and fragmented. Of the six species in the genus, only the mature megagamethophyte of Cephalanthus occidentalis has been described. This study aims to provide information on embryological as...

Gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) requires nitric oxide for alleviating arsenate stress in tomato and brinjal seedlings.Rea...
04/22/2022
GABA Requires Nitric Oxide for Alleviating Arsenate Stress in Tomato and Brinjal Seedlings - Journal of Plant Growth Regulation

Gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) requires nitric oxide for alleviating arsenate stress in tomato and brinjal seedlings.

Read this article from Mohammad Suhel et al. published in the Journal of Plant Growth Regulation.

In recent years, gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) and nitric oxide (NO) have drawn much attention in reducing/alleviating metal toxicity in plants. Arsenic is a potentially toxic metal that imposes severe toxic effects on crop plants. Therefore, the present study was an attempt to explore the role of....

In this article published in Plant Reproduction, Hanifah Aini et al. report the dynamics of mitochondrial distribution d...
04/21/2022
Dynamics of mitochondrial distribution during development and asymmetric division of rice zygotes - Plant Reproduction

In this article published in Plant Reproduction, Hanifah Aini et al. report the dynamics of mitochondrial distribution during development and asymmetric division of rice zygotes.

Key message Mitochondria change their distribution from nuclear peripheral to uniformly distributed in cytoplasm during zygotic development of rice, and the mitochondria re-distribute around nucleus for even segregation into daughter cells. Abstract Mitochondria are highly dynamic organelles that ac...

Expression analysis of bZIP60 & bZIP28 transcription-factor genes related to endoplasmic reticulum stress signaling path...
04/20/2022
Expression analysis of transcription-factor genes related to endoplasmic reticulum stress signaling pathway in alfalfa (Medicago sativa L.) - Acta Physiologiae Plantarum

Expression analysis of bZIP60 & bZIP28 transcription-factor genes related to endoplasmic reticulum stress signaling pathway in alfalfa (Medicago sativa L.)

Study from Muhammet Çağrı Oğuz et al. published in Acta Physiologiae Plantarum.

Identification of genes playing a role in stress tolerance has great importance in the elucidation of biotic and abiotic plant stress pathways. In this study, comparative analysis was carried out for genes (bZIP60 and bZIP28) activated during ER stress response in plant root and leaf tissues. The re...

Drought priming alleviated salinity stress and improved water use efficiency of wheat plants.Read this work from Ashutus...
04/19/2022
Drought priming alleviated salinity stress and improved water use efficiency of wheat plants - Plant Growth Regulation

Drought priming alleviated salinity stress and improved water use efficiency of wheat plants.

Read this work from Ashutus Singha & colleagues published in Plant Growth Regulation.

Global warming and salinization are inducing adverse effects on crop yield. Drought priming has been proved to improve drought tolerance of plants at later growth stages, however, whether and how drought priming at early growth stage alleviating salinity stress at later growth stage and improving wa...

Call for papers📢Plant Molecular Biology Reporter welcomes you to submit to a special issue exploring recent developments...
04/19/2022
Plant Molecular Biology Reporter

Call for papers📢

Plant Molecular Biology Reporter welcomes you to submit to a special issue exploring recent developments in genome research of wheat and other Triticeae.

Edited by Ajay K Pandey & Wenhao Yan.

For more information, see the journal webpage.

The growing demand for food due to the increase in the world population requires special attention to focus our research on cereal crops such as hexaploid wheat. Wheat is the most widely grown crop worldwide. The global burden to produce nutritious food supply has inspired wheat researchers to explo...

Iridoids are a special class of cyclopentanoid monoterpenes that occur in the plant kingdom. Guilherme Arraché Gonçalves...
04/04/2022
Revisiting nature: a review of iridoids as a potential antileishmanial class - Phytochemistry Reviews

Iridoids are a special class of cyclopentanoid monoterpenes that occur in the plant kingdom. Guilherme Arraché Gonçalves and colleagues review the antileishmanial activity of iridoid.

Their article is published in Phytochemistry Reviews.

Leishmaniasis still stands as one of the most prevalent neglected tropical diseases in the least developed and emerging countries. The recommended therapeutic arsenal to treat leishmaniasis is characterized by several shortcomings, and resistance has already been reported. Hence, this dramatic backg...

04/01/2022
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In their article, Iván Friero & colleagues report that abscisic acid is involved in several processes associated with ro...
03/17/2022
Abscisic acid is involved in several processes associated with root system architecture in maize - Acta Physiologiae Plantarum

In their article, Iván Friero & colleagues report that abscisic acid is involved in several processes associated with root system architecture in maize.

Their work is published open access in Acta Physiologiae Plantarum.

Studies concerning abscisic acid (ABA) involvement in root system architecture (RSA) and the interaction of ABA with auxin have reported contrasting results. In this study, the effects of exogenous ABA application and withdrawal as well as a combined treatment of ABA with the synthetic auxin 1-napht...

In this review, Sweta Bhambhani & colleagues discuss recent advancements in genome editing strategies, and their applica...
03/16/2022
Advanced genome editing strategies for manipulation of plant specialized metabolites pertaining to biofortification - Phytochemistry Reviews

In this review, Sweta Bhambhani & colleagues discuss recent advancements in genome editing strategies, and their application in modulating metabolite production and biofortification.

Their review is published in Phytochemistry Reviews.

Emerging trends in molecular biology have progressed the knowledge of plant specialized metabolites with respect to diversity in structure, function and biosynthetic pathways. Being powerful genome-editing tools, Zinc Finger Nuclease, Transcription Activator-Like Effector Nuclease, and Clustered Reg...

After wildfires, restoration efforts include planting native seedlings. Plant pathogens can hitchhike on seedlings grown...
03/10/2022
Journal of Plant Pathology

After wildfires, restoration efforts include planting native seedlings. Plant pathogens can hitchhike on seedlings grown in nurseries & hamper restoration.

Hear from Matteo Garbelotto, Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Plant Pathology, in a podcast with Scientific American.

The Editor in Chief of the Journal of Plant Pathology, Matteo Garbelotto established and directs the U. C. Berkeley Forest Pathology and Mycology Laboratory which provides research, diagnostic and forensic services regarding the health and stability of trees and forests in California.

Call for Papers 📣Plant Molecular Biology Reporter has opened a special issue on "Genome Research in Wheat and Other Trit...
03/09/2022
Plant Molecular Biology Reporter

Call for Papers 📣

Plant Molecular Biology Reporter has opened a special issue on "Genome Research in Wheat and Other Triticeae".

Editors Ajay K Pandey & Wenhao Yan welcomes you to submit to the special issue.

See the journal website for more info.

The growing demand for food due to the increase in the world population requires special attention to focus our research on cereal crops such as hexaploid wheat. Wheat is the most widely grown crop worldwide. The global burden to produce nutritious food supply has inspired wheat researchers to explo...

In a review published in Plant Molecular Biology Reporter, Satyajit Saurabh discusses genome-editing tools like Zinc-Fin...
03/04/2022
Genome Editing: Revolutionizing the Crop Improvement - Plant Molecular Biology Reporter

In a review published in Plant Molecular Biology Reporter, Satyajit Saurabh discusses genome-editing tools like Zinc-Finger Nucleases, TALEN, and CRISPR; their application for crop improvement and associated challenges.

Modern biotechnology is progressed to sequence-specific, site-directed, precise, and safe strategies for genetic manipulation. The genome-editing strategy is being proposed as one of the most promising tools for genomic study and crop improvement. The basic mechanism involved in genetic manipulation...

AP1/FUL is a subfamily member of the MADS-box transcription factors. PrupeFUL4 is a AP1/FUL subfamily member in peach, a...
03/03/2022
PrupeFUL4 regulates ripening and softening of peach fruits through ethylene biosynthesis - Acta Physiologiae Plantarum

AP1/FUL is a subfamily member of the MADS-box transcription factors. PrupeFUL4 is a AP1/FUL subfamily member in peach, and is reported to regulate fruit ripening & softening through ethylene biosynthesis.

This work from Shaoyu Zhang et al is published in Acta Physiologiae Plantarum.

AP1/FUL is a subfamily member of the MADS-box transcription factor that plays a vital role in plant growth and development. In our study, five AP1/FUL subfamily members were identified in the peach genome. One member clustered into the euAP1 clade and is named PrupeAP1, and the other four members cl...

Two methods are presented to efficiently obtain ultrathin sections of Pyrus pollen tube tip for transmission electron mi...
03/02/2022
Dissection and ultramicroscopic observation of an apical pollen tube of Pyrus - Plant Reproduction

Two methods are presented to efficiently obtain ultrathin sections of Pyrus pollen tube tip for transmission electron microscopy.

These methods are presented by Chenxi Shi et al. in an article published in Plant Reproduction.

The pollen tube is ideal for studying cell polar growth, and observing the ultrastructure of the pollen tube tip using transmission electron microscopy (TEM) is the primary method for studying pollen tube growth. The preparation of ultrathin sections of the pollen tube tip sample is important for it...

A comparison of salt-tolerant and salt-susceptible cultivars reveals the role of circular RNAs in the response of rice t...
03/01/2022
Comparison of tolerant and susceptible cultivars revealed the roles of circular RNAs in rice responding to salt stress - Plant Growth Regulation

A comparison of salt-tolerant and salt-susceptible cultivars reveals the role of circular RNAs in the response of rice to salt stress.

Read this work from Junliang Ying et al. published in Plant Growth Regulation.

As a newly characterized class of noncoding RNAs, circular RNAs (circRNAs) have been identified in many plant species, and play important roles in plant stress responses. However, little is known about how salt stress mediates the expression of circRNAs in rice. In this study, we identified circRNAs...

Special Issue Alert:Phytopathometry - visual assessment, remote sensing, and artificial intelligence in the 21st century...
02/25/2022
Tropical Plant Pathology | Volume 47, issue 1

Special Issue Alert:
Phytopathometry - visual assessment, remote sensing, and artificial intelligence in the 21st century, just published in Tropical Plant Pathology.

Guest Editors of this special issue are Clive H Bock, Jayme GA Barbedo, & Anne-Katrin Mahlein

Take a look at the table of contents.

Volume 47, issue 1 articles listing for Tropical Plant Pathology

High ethylene level impedes amino acid biosynthesis in rice grains, mainly by inhibiting the activities of glutamate syn...
02/23/2022
High ethylene level impedes amino acid biosynthesis in rice grains - Plant Growth Regulation

High ethylene level impedes amino acid biosynthesis in rice grains, mainly by inhibiting the activities of glutamate synthetase, aspartate transaminase, and alanine transaminase.

Read this work from Yunji Xu et al. published in Plant Growth Regulation.

Ethylene (ETH) is a gaseous plant growth regulator that affects grain yield and quality in rice (Oryza sativa L.). Little is known about whether and how ETH regulates amino acid contents in milled rice. In this study, three categories of rice cultivars differing in protein content were field grown a...

Two distinct mechanisms of water and energy conservation confer drought tolerance in chili mutants.This report from Gade...
02/22/2022
Two distinct mechanisms of water and energy conservation confer drought tolerance in chili mutants - Acta Physiologiae Plantarum

Two distinct mechanisms of water and energy conservation confer drought tolerance in chili mutants.

This report from Gadewara Matmarurat and colleagues is published in Acta Physiologiae Plantarum.

Water deficit has a profound influence on reduction in chili fruit production. Gamma radiation induced mutation plant thus seeds of Tavee 60 chili were subjected by gamma ray at 200 Gy to improve drought-tolerant chilies. Drought-tolerant screening was carried out at M2–M4. Here, two drought-toler...

Call for papers 📣To mark 10 years since the genome of foxtail millet (Setaria italica) was sequenced, Plant Growth Regul...
02/22/2022
Plant Growth Regulation

Call for papers 📣

To mark 10 years since the genome of foxtail millet (Setaria italica) was sequenced, Plant Growth Regulation invites you to submit to a Special Issue highlighting genetic and genomic research into this C4 monocot grass.

The issue is being edited by Ben Zhang (Shanxi University, China), Zhen Liang (Shanxi University, China), and Wang Xingchun (Shanxi Agricultural University, China).

Submission deadline is 30 April 2022.

For more info, please see the journal announcement.

Foxtail millet (Setaria italica) is a diploid, self-pollinated, C4 monocot grass in the sub-family Poaceae. It is cultivated in Asia and Africa's semi-arid regions for human and animal consumption. Compared to other crops, foxtail millet has high drought resistance, tolerance to low soil nutrient av...

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