Plant Physiology Focus Issue: Plant Cell Polarity

The September issue of Plant Physiology has a focus on plant cell polarity, which plays a pivotal role in the fundamental processes that dictate plant growth, development, and adaptation. By establishing distinct regions within cells, plant cell polarity is crucial for regulating asymmetric cell divisions, guiding the direction of cell expansion, and determining the spatial distribution of essential cellular components. Understanding the mechanisms and regulatory pathways involved in plant cell polarity holds immense promise for enhancing crop productivity, optimizing plant responses to changing environments, and ultimately contributing to sustainable agriculture and ecological resilience. Don’t miss the editorial overview by Dong et al., and keep your eyes open for the registration link for a Focus Issue webinar to be held Sept. 25.  (Summary by Mary Williams @PlantTeaching) Plant Physiol. 10.1093/plphys/kiad436.