Entries by Abdulkabir Abdulmalik

Plant secondary metabolite-dependent plant-soil feedbacks can improve crop yield in the field

Plant secondary metabolites like benzoxazinoid can alter biotic and abiotic soil properties to shape plant performance through plant-soil feedback, but how this feedback affects agricultural productivity and food quality in the field context is unknown. Here, the authors used large-scale agricultural field experiments to assess the performance of winter wheat varieties growing in field plots […]

Extrachromosomal circular DNA mediated spread of herbicide resistance in interspecific hybrids of pigweed

Extrachromosomal circular DNA (eccDNA) is a type of double-stranded circular DNA that is derived from chromosomes. High copy number and expression level of eccDNA encoding 5-enolpyruvylshikimate-3-phosphate synthase (EPSPS) have been linked with glyphosate resistance in pigweed (Amaranthus spp). Previous studies have reported the apparent transfer of glyphosate resistance across related species of pigweed and have […]

Special issue: Rubisco and its regulation

Rubisco (ribulose-1,5-bisphosphate carboxylase) catalyzes the fixation of atmospheric carbon from CO2 to molecules used for biosynthesis and energy production. Several studies have focused on understanding the nature, complexity, activity, and regulation of Rubisco due to its key role in the production of carbohydrates. A new special issue of the Journal of Experimental Botany highlights advances […]

eINTACT – An effective system for isolating effector-recipient cells in plant tissues

Bacteria can cause plant diseases by secreting small molecules called effectors. Studies of these effectors on host plants mostly have not accounted for the cellular complexity of plant tissues. The difficulty of detecting and isolating effector-recipient cells means that scientists mostly use bulk-infected host tissues or transgenic expression of effector genes to study the functions […]

A successful genetic transformation procedure for turnip

Genome editing has strong potential for crop improvement, but its application is restricted by low plant regeneration frequencies and genotype dependencies. Despite its agricultural significance, research on turnip (Brassica rapa var. rapa) is hindered by a low efficiency of transformation and shoot regeneration. In this study, Yuanyuan et al. introduced a procedure for stable genetic […]