Entries by Plant Cell

The Cold Survival Game: RHOMBOID-LIKE PROTEASE11 and Arabidopsis’ FATTY ACID EXPORT PROTEIN1

John et al. reveal how degradation of the chloroplast protein FATTY ACID EXPORT PROTEIN1 by RHOMBOID-LIKE PROTEASE11 affects cold tolerance in Arabidopsis. https://doi.org/10.1093/plcell/koae011 By Annalisa John (AJ) and Ekkehard Neuhaus (HEN) (RPTU Kaiserslautern, Germany) Background: Plants are exposed to constantly changing environmental conditions and temperature differences, such as a cold snap, can occur relatively quickly. […]

Pan-transcriptomic analysis reveals mechanisms regulating crop cold responses

https://doi.org/10.1093/plcell/koae039 Zhong, Luo, Sun, et al. Yuanyuan Zhong, Guangxi University; Yuhong Luo, Guangxi University; Jinliang Sun, Guangxi University; Xuemei Qin, Guangxi University; Ping Gan, Guangxi University; Zuwen Zhou, Guangxi University; Yongqing Qian, Guangxi University; Rupeng Zhao, Guangxi University; Zhiyuan Zhao, Guangxi University; Wenguo Cai, Guangxi University; Jijing Luo, Guangxi University; Ling-Ling Chen, Guangxi University; Jiaming […]

Alternative complex III: an ancient counterpart of the bc1/b6f complex

Xin et al. determined the cryo-EM structure of HQNO-bound Alternative Complex III from the anoxygenic phototrophic bacterium Chloroflexus aurantiacus. The Plant Cell (2024) https://doi.org/10.1093/plcell/koae029 By Xiaoling Xu at Hangzhou Normal University, Hangzhou, China Background: Photosynthesis and cellular respiration are complementary biological processes that play essential roles in sustaining the balance of oxygen and carbon dioxide […]

A new player in carotenoid production

Rao et al. discover a new regulator to control carotenoid synthesis in plants. https://doi.org/10.1093/plcell/koae030 By Sombir Rao and Li Li Robert W. Holley Center for Agriculture and Health, USDA-ARS, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York 14853, USA Plant Breeding and Genetics Section, School of Integrative Plant Science, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York 14853, USA Background: Carotenoids […]

HY5a regulates winter dormancy in poplar

Gao, Chen et al. explore the regulatory mechanisms governing winter dormancy in trees. https://doi.org/10.1093/plcell/koae022 Yongfeng Gao, Zihao Chen and Yinan Yao School of Life Science and Engineering, Southwest University of Science and Technology, 621010 Mianyang, China Background: Winter dormancy, a process where growth stops and plants acquire a dormant and freezing-tolerant state, is crucial for […]

Enhancing plants’ capability of P uptake to feed the world

Hu et al. uncover a major regulatory model that can enhance plants’ P uptake from soils. https://doi.org/10.1093/plcell/koae041 By Dandan Hua, Hengyou Zhangb and Dan Zhanga a Collaborative Innovation Center of Henan Grain Crops, College of Agronomy, Henan Agricultural University, Zhengzhou, China; bState Key Laboratory of Black Soils Conservation and Utilization, Key Laboratory of Soybean Molecular […]

A battle in rice flowers

Li et al. investigate the mechanisms of defense and counter-defense in a floral pathosystem. https://doi.org/10.1093/plcell/koae027 By Guo-Bang Li, Wen-Ming Wang, and Jing Fan Background: Rice false smut is an emerging fungal disease threatening rice production worldwide. This disease not only reduces grain yield but also introduces food toxins. The causative pathogen invades rice flowers via […]

PagMYB31 coordinates cambial cell proliferation and differentiation in poplar wood formation

Zhang et al. explore the regulation of cambium division and differentiation in poplar. https://doi.org/10.1093/plcell/koae040 Yanhui Zhang and Quanzi Li, State Key Laboratory of Tree Genetics and Breeding, Chinese Academy of Forestry, Beijing, China Background: In trees such as poplar (Populus spp.), wood formation involves cell division of the vascular cambium, xylem cell expansion, secondary cell […]

Plant cell-to-cell communication constrains viroid quasispecies

Wu and Bisaro study the sequence structure of viroid quasispecies in plant cells. https://doi.org/10.1093/plcell/koae012  Jian Wu1,2,3 and David M. Bisaro3 1State Key Laboratory for Managing Biotic and Chemical Threats to the Quality and Safety of Agroproducts, Institute of Plant Virology, Ningbo University, Ningbo 315211, China 2Key Laboratory of Biotechnology in Plant Protection of MARA and […]