Entries by Linda Palmer

One gene for taller, stiffer and high-yield rice

Wang et al. reveal that MYB110 serves as a phosphate-dependent negative regulator of plant height that could be manipulated to boost lodging resistance and yield. https://doi.org/10.1093/plcell/koad268 Tingting Wang,1 Ming Yan,2 Mian Gu,1 Guohua Xu1 1 National Key Laboratory of Crop Genetics & Germplasm Enhancement and Utilization, Nanjing Agricultural University, Nanjing 210095, China 2 MOA Key […]

A MATE transporter regulates grain size in rice

Zhou et al. discover a molecular mechanism of rice grain size regulation. https://doi.org/10.1093/plcell/koad239 By Chunlei Zhou from Nanjing Agricultural University Background: Grain size is a key factor for determining grain yield. Many genes or quantitative trait loci (QTLs) that regulate grain size have been identified. Among them, members of the CYP78A cytochrome P450 subfamily are conserved […]

A liverwort view of gibberellin biosynthesis

Sun et al. investigated genes related to gibberellin biosynthesis in the liverwort Marchantia polymorpha and found them to be critical for far-red light responses. The Plant Cell (2023).  https://doi.org/10.1093/plcell/koad216 By Rui Sun and Takayuki Kohchi (Kyoto University) Background: The emergence and diversification of plant hormones over the past 450 million years is a fascinating part […]

The NLR receptor ZAR1 has been guarding receptor-like cytoplasmic kinases since the Jurassic

Adachi et al. explore the conservation of a nucleotide-binding leucine-rich repeat immune receptor. Hiroaki Adachi1,2,3, Toshiyuki Sakai1,2, Jiorgos Kourelis1, Hsuan Pai1, Jose L. Gonzalez Hernandez4, Yoshinori Utsumi5, Motoaki Seki5,6,7, Abbas Maqbool1 and Sophien Kamoun1*  1The Sainsbury Laboratory, University of East Anglia, Norwich Research Park, NR4 7UH, Norwich, UK 2Laboratory of Crop Evolution, Graduate School of […]

The Molecular Switch Governing the Heat Stress Response in Wheat

Wang et al. explore how SUMOylation of a key transcription factor affects heat stress responses in wheat. https://doi.org/10.1093/plcell/koad192 By Jie Liu and Haoran Wang; Frontiers Science Center for Molecular Design Breeding, Key Laboratory of Crop Heterosis and Utilization (MOE), Beijing Key Laboratory of Crop Genetic Improvement, College of Agronomy and Biotechnology, China Agricultural University, Beijing […]

A cell surface player required for dehydration signaling in foxtail millet

Zhao, Zhang, Liu et al. identify an essential kinase for foxtail millet dehydration tolerance. https://doi.org/10.1093/plcell/koad200 By Yuxue Zhang and Meicheng Zhao Key Laboratory of Agricultural Water Resources, Hebei Key Laboratory of Soil Ecology, Center for Agricultural Resources Research, Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shijiazhuang, 050021, China Background: To protect themselves […]

14-3-3 Proteins Function in Plant Immunity

Dong et al. investigate the role of 14-3-3 proteins in plant immunity in Arabidopsis. By Xiaojing Dong and Jian-Min Zhou Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100101, China. Background: The plant innate immune system detects the presence of microbial pathogens and triggers defense responses to terminate or restrict pathogen progression. […]

Residues required for polar localization of rice Si transporter

Konishi et al. explore the mechanism underlying the polar localization of a silicon transporter. By Noriyuki Konishi, Namiki Mitani-Ueno, Naoki Yamaji and Jian Feng Ma Institute of Plant Science and Resources, Okayama University, Chuo 2-20-1, Kurashiki, 710-0046 Japan Background: Silicon (Si) is a beneficial element for plants. Rice (Oryza sativa) can accumulate Si in shoots up […]

Jingjie Zhang: Plant Physiology First Author

Jingjie Zhang, first author of “Jasmonates regulate apical hook development by repressing brassinosteroid biosynthesis and signaling” Current Position: Postdoctor, School of Life Sciences, Guangzhou University, P.R. China 现在职位:广州大学生命科学学院博士后  Education: Bachelor of Science, School of Life Sciences, Lanzhou University Doctor of Science, School of Life Sciences, Lanzhou University 学历:兰州大学生命科学学院理学学士学位;兰州大学生命科学学院理学博士学位  Non-scientific Interests: Computer, Basketball 爱好:计算机、篮球  Brief bio: […]