Entries by Plant Cell

Strategy-I plants exploit the distinct chemical activities of coumarins to maximize Fe acquisition

Paffrath et al. explore the main physiological roles of coumarins released in response to iron deficiency under different environmental pHs.   https://doi.org/10.1093/plcell/koad279 By Ricardo F. H. Giehl, Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics & Crop Plant Research (IPK), Germany.  Background: Although iron (Fe) is abundant in the Earth’s crust, the availability of this micronutrient to plants is […]

The Membrane-bound Transcription Factor GmNTL1 Promotes Salt Tolerance in Soybean

Zhang et al. identified a membrane-bound NAC transcription factor GmNTL that can be oxidized and released from the endoplasmic reticulum to the nucleus, thereby regulating downstream target genes to promote salt tolerance in soybean. Plant Cell https://doi.org/10.1093/plcell/koad250 Wenxiao Zhang, Wenjiao Zhi, Hong Qiao, Jingjing Huang, Shuo Li, Qing Lu , Nan Wang, Qiang Li, Qian […]

It takes a complex to degrade starch

Jian Liu, Xuecui Wang, Zeyuan Guan, Junjie Yan and colleagues reveal how the glucan phosphatase LSF1 acts as a scaffold to bring together the necessary enzymes for starch degradation. https://doi.org/10.1093/plcell/koad259 Background: Starch is a glucan-polymer that accumulates in chloroplasts during the day as a product of photosynthesis and is mobilized at night to continuously provide […]

Conserved function of MADS8 in pistil regulation at high temperatures

Shen et al. explore how female reproductive development is maintained in at high ambient temperatures in barley and rice, and whether members of the SEPALLATA subfamily of floral organ regulators contribute. https://doi.org/10.1093/plcell/koad246 Chaoqun Shena,b and Matthew R. Tuckerb a Joint International Research Laboratory of Metabolic and Developmental Sciences, State Key Laboratory of Hybrid Rice, School […]

Imaging of Ca2+-decoding in planta

Liese et al. reveal a genetically encoded fluorescent biosensor for CDPK conformational activation. https://doi.org/10.1093/plcell/koad196 By Anja Liese1,2 and Tina Romeis1,2 1 Department for Biochemistry of Plant Interactions, Leibniz Institute of Plant Biochemistry, D-06120 Halle (Saale), Germany 2 Dahlem Centre of Plant Sciences, Freie Universität Berlin, D-14195 Berlin, Germany Background: Changes in cytosolic calcium (Ca2+) concentration […]

Pros and cons of various popular RNA sequencing methods

Liu and Zhu et al. systematically compare various methods for investigating transcription. The Plant Cell: https://doi.org/10.1093/plcell/koad237 By M. Liu and Z. Dong Guangdong Provincial Key Laboratory of Plant Adaptation and Molecular Design, Guangzhou Key Laboratory of Crop Gene Editing, Innovative Center of Molecular Genetics and Evolution, School of Life Sciences, Guangzhou University, Guangzhou Background: mRNA […]

Nuclear pore and nucleoskeleton continuum

Mermet et al. identify a protein that provides a continuum between the nucleoskeleton and the nuclear pore complex basket via short peptide motifs.  https://doi.org/10.1093/plcell/koad236  Christophe Tatout and Aline Probst iGReD, Université Clermont Auvergne, CNRS, INSERM, 63001 Clermont-Ferrand, France Background: The nuclear envelope is made up of a double membrane that separates the nucleus from the […]

Autophagy regulation by HLS1-mediated acetylation

Huang et al. explore the molecular mechanism underlying the regulation of autophagy by HLS1.  https://doi.org/10.1093/plcell/koad252  By Li Huang, Xing Wen, Lian Jin, Huihui Han, and Hongwei Guo New Cornerstone Science Laboratory, Institute of Plant and Food Science, Department of Biology, School of Life Sciences, Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech); Shenzhen, Guangdong, 518055, China. […]

Establishment of regeneration capability of callus cells

Xu et al. demonstrate the transcriptional regulatory steps responsible for establishing the regenerating capability of callus during Arabidopsis regeneration.  https://doi.org/10.1093/plcell/koad255  By Chongyi Xu1, Pengjie Chang1,2, Shiqi Guo1,2, Xiaona Yang1,2, Xinchun Liu1,2, Baofeng Sui1,2, Dongxue Yu1,2, Wei Xin1,2, and Yuxin Hu1,3 1 Key Laboratory of Plant Molecular Physiology, Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China […]