Best of 2016: Top Topics in The Plant Cell journal

We’ve highlighted some of the Plant Cell papers that were widely shared, liked, blogged, retweeted and otherwise garnered high-levels of attention this year. Perhaps you can use some holiday-season quiet time to catch up on those you missed.

Reviews and Perspectives

Creating order from chaos: epigenome dynamics in plants with complex genomes

advancing-cropAdvancing Crop Transformation in the Era of Genome Editing

Growing Out of Stress: The Role of Cell- and Organ-scale Growth Control in Plant Water-stress Responses

Breakthrough Reports

Transcript Abundance Explains mRNA Mobility Data in Arabidopsis thaliana

In Planta Single-Molecule Pull-down (SiMPull) Reveals Tetrameric Stoichiometry of HD-ZIPIII:LITTLE ZIPPER Complexes

morphogenicMorphogenic Regulators Baby boom and Wuschel Improve Monocot Transformation

Large Scale Biology Articles

Time-Series Transcriptomics Reveals That AGAMOUS-LIKE22 Affects Primary Metabolism and Developmental Processes in Drought-Stressed Arabidopsis

An Indexed, Mapped Mutant Library Enables Reverse Genetics Studies of Biological Processes in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii

Local Auxin Biosynthesis Mediated by a YUCCA Flavin Monooxygenase Regulates Haustorium Development in the Parasitic Plant Phtheirospermum japonicum

rnabindingproteimeIn Planta Determination of the mRNA-Binding Proteome of Arabidopsis Etiolated Seedlings

Draft Assembly of Elite Inbred Line PH207 Provides Insights into Genomic and Transcriptome Diversity in Maize

Research Articles

potatoGenome Reduction Uncovers a Large Dispensable Genome and Adaptive Role for Copy Number Variation in Asexually Propagated Solanum tuberosum

c4An Untranslated cis-Element Regulates the Accumulation of Multiple C4 Enzymes in Gynandropsis gynandra Mesophyll Cells

The Arabidopsis NRG2 Protein Mediates Nitrate Signaling and Interacts with and Regulates Key Nitrate Regulators

An Ancient Bacterial Signaling Pathway Controls Chloroplast Function to Regulate Growth and Development in Arabidopsis

ricehoxRice HOX12 Regulates Panicle Exsertion by Directly Modulating the Expression of ELONGATED UPPERMOST INTERNODE1

The RNA Polymerase II C-Terminal Domain Phosphatase-Like Protein FIERY2/CPL1 Interacts with eIF4AIII and Is Essential for Nonsense-Mediated mRNA Decay in Arabidopsis

twisteddwarfTWISTED DWARF1 Mediates the Action of Auxin Transport Inhibitors on Actin Cytoskeleton Dynamics

Crystal Structure of the GRAS Domain of SCARECROW-LIKE7 in Oryza sativa

Dual and Opposing Roles of Xanthine Dehydrogenase in Defense-Associated Reactive Oxygen Species Metabolism in Arabidopsis

metaboliteshuttleThe Metabolite Pathway between Bundle Sheath and Mesophyll: Quantification of Plasmodesmata in Leaves of C3 and C4 Monocots

The Arabidopsis Malectin-Like/LRR-RLK IOS1 is Critical for BAK1-Dependent and BAK1-Independent Pattern-Triggered Immunity

Rapid Evolution of Genomic Imprinting in Two Species of the Brassicaceae

Regulation of Leaf Starch Degradation by Abscisic Acid Is Important for Osmotic Stress Tolerance in Plants

noduleAn Autophagy-Related Kinase is Essential for the Symbiotic Relationship Between Phaseolus vulgaris and Both Rhizobia and Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi

GAD1 Encodes a Secreted Peptide That Regulates Grain Number, Grain Length and Awn Development in Rice Domestication

A Dominant Mutation in the HT1 Kinase Uncovers Roles of MAP Kinases and GHR1 in CO2-induced Stomatal Closure

abi5ABI5 Is a Regulator of Seed Maturation and Longevity in Legumes

Epidermal Phytochrome B Inhibits Hypocotyl Negative Gravitropism Non-Cell-Autonomously

Editorials, Letters to the Editor, Commentaries

The Plant Cell Begins Opt-in Publishing of Peer Review Reports

A Proposal Regarding Best Practices for Validating the Identity of Genetic Stocks and the Effects of Genetic Variants

Ws-2 Introgression in a Proportion of Arabidopsis thaliana Col-0 Stock Seed Produces Specific Phenotypes and Highlights the Importance of Routine Genetic Verification

lighting-the-wayLighting the Way to Protein-Protein Interactions: Recommendations on Best Practices for Bimolecular Fluorescence Complementation Analyses

Are We There Yet? Reliably Estimating the Completeness of Plant Genome Sequences

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