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Cell wall-loosening agents control fruit softening in tomato

Su et al. identify two cell wall-loosening agents that synergistically regulate tomato fruit softening. https://doi.org/10.1093/plcell/koad291 By Guanqing Su1, Yanna Shi1, 2, 3 1College of Agriculture & Biotechnology, Zhejiang University, Zijingang Campus, Hangzhou 310058, China 2Zhejiang…

A key player in glutamate export from Arabidopsis chloroplasts

The et al. identified a chloroplast glutamate exporter in Arabidopsis thaliana. The Plant Cell (2023). By Samantha The and Mechthild Tegeder, School of Biological Sciences, Washington State University, Pullman, WA, 99164, USA https://doi.org/10.1093/plcell/koad310 Background: Plants produce…

MdBPC2 regulates apple growth

Zhao et al. discovered that MdYUC2a and MdYUC6b are targets of H3K27me3 modification mediated by MdBPC2-MdLHP1, which regulates auxin biosynthesis during apple growth. https://doi.org/10.1093/plcell/koad297 Haiyan Zhao, Shuyuan Wan, Yanni Huang, Xiaoqiang Li, Tiantian Jiao, Zhijun Zhang, Baiquan…

Examination of the plant cytokinesis machinery reveals the rules of cellular asymmetry

Schmidt-Marcec, Parish and colleagues characterize members of the MACERATOR (MACET) family of proteins in the context of cell division.  https://doi.org/10.1093/plcell/koad304  By Sharol Schmidt-Marcec, Alyssa Parish, Tetyana Smertenko, Matthew Hickey, Bernard M.A.G. Piette, Andrei Smertenko Institute…

Mechanisms underlying transposable element load variation in Arabidopsis

Jiang et al. explore the mechanisms underlying transposable element load variation in the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana.  https://doi.org/10.1093/plcell/koad296 By Juan Jiang (Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences) and Ya-Long Guo (Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences) Background:…

Thermoprotection by a metacaspase

Zhou et al. examine the fundamental functions of metacaspases in the unicellular green alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. https://doi.org/10.1093/plcell/koad289 By Yong Zou, Adrian N. Dauphinee, Simon Stael and Peter V. Bozhkov Department of Molecular Sciences, Uppsala BioCenter, Swedish University…

Things to do before you die: The bucket list of a plant cell

Wang, Bollier, Buono, et al. catalog the cellular processes that occur during programmed cell death in plants. https://doi.org/10.1093/plcell/koad308 Jie Wang, Tobacco Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Qingdao, China Moritz K. Nowack, VIB-UGent Center for Plant Systems…

TaGW2 regulates drought tolerance in wheat

Li, Zhang, Liu et al. demonstrate that the E3 ligase TaGW2 enhances wheat drought tolerance by promoting the degradation of the transcription factor TaARR12. https://doi.org/10.1093/plcell/koad307 By Shumin Li, Zhensheng Kang and Hude Mao State Key Laboratory of Crop Stress Biology for Arid…

RNA composition of Processing Bodies

Liu et al. explore the RNAs present in processing bodies, a cytoplasmic subcellular condensate.  Andriani Mentzelopoulou Department of Biology, University of Crete, Heraklion, Greece Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, Foundation for Research and Technology–Hellas, Heraklion,…