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What We're Reading: December 1st

Review.  Genomic selection in plant breeding: Methods, models, and perspectives In future years, climate change may cause significant economic losses to countries worldwide. Consequently, genetic improvement of crops fit for drought-stressed and semi-arid regions is becoming a must. In this review,…

What we're reading: November 24th

A special "thank you" too the many people who have contributed to What We're Reading over the past year! And don't forget you can sign up to receive email alerts - click here then "Notify me of new content". Review: Plant systems biology at the single-cell level The establishment and enormous…

What We're Reading: November 17th

J. Exp. Bot. Special Issue. The plant cuticle: old challenges, new perspectives ($) The cuticle is a cell-wall polymer that protects against desiccation, pathogens and UV light.  Domínguez et al. provide an open-access editorial that describes this fine collection of articles covering all aspects…

What We're Reading: November 10th

Review: Growth-mediated plant movements: hidden in plain sight ($) Time-lapse imaging reveals the slow movements of plants, such as phototropism and gravitropism. Harmer and Brooks review the molecular bases for these growth-mediated movements. While auxin has long been known to be involved in photo-…

What We're Reading: November 3rd

Review: Plant hormone transporters: what we know and what we would like to know Hormones are signaling molecules, and in most (but not all) cases part of their function is to convey information from one cell or tissue to another, sometimes from cell-to-cell and sometimes through vascular tissues.…

What We're Reading: October 27th

Review: Outer, inner and planar polarity in the Arabidopsis root Despite vast differences across all living organisms, most eukaryotes display some form of cellular polarity which enables them to carry out specialized functions. The coordination of cell polarity within a single tissue layer is known…