What We’re Reading This Week

Each week, the Plantae editors select new plant science research articles to highlight. The short summaries describe the question addressed and key findings, with links to the article. Suggestions? Join/Sign-in to the community to participate in the discussion.

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Review. Great moments in evolution: the conquest of land by plants ($) (Curr Opin Plant Biol)

Plant occupation of land was a crucial step in evolution, without…
March 16, 2018/by Alecia Biel

Role of RecQ helicases in DNA repair and gene targeting in moss (Plant Cell)

DNA repair is of course a crucial process, and many DNA repair…
March 16, 2018/by Mary Williams

Letters: Auxin and vesicle traffic (Plant Physiol)

Three letters to Plant Physiology address the role of vesicles…
March 16, 2018/by Mary Williams

Perspective: Farming with crops and rocks to address global climate, food and soil security (Nature Plants)

Rising atmospheric CO2 levels are causing wide-ranging climate…
March 16, 2018/by Mary Williams

Darkened leaves use different metabolic strategies for senescence and survival (Plant Physiol.)

Put a plant into full darkness and it will gradually senesce,…
March 16, 2018/by Mary Williams

Lights, Camera, Action! Detecting crop biomass traits with low-cost photography (Plant Direct)

Maximizing and improving biomass productivity is essential for…
March 16, 2018/by Jason Stettler

Review: Relative symbiont input and the lichen symbiotic outcome ($) (Curr Opin Plant Biol)

Lichen are quite special, as they don’t exist independently…
March 16, 2018/by Mary Williams

Unleashing meiotic crossovers in hybrid plants ($) (PNAS)

To generate new plant varieties with desirable traits, plant…
March 16, 2018/by Elisa Dell'Aglio

Role of a Medicago truncatula citrate transporter in symbiotic nitrogen fixation (Plant Physiol.)

Iron, an essential nutrient for plants and symbiotic nitrogen-fixing…
March 16, 2018/by Julia Miller

A functional study of AUXILIN-LIKE1 and 2, two putative clathrin uncoating factors in Arabidopsis (Plant Cell)

Trafficking within a cell can occur through clathrin-mediated…
March 16, 2018/by Alecia Biel

Membrane protein MHZ3 stabilizes OsEIN2 in rice by interacting with its Nramp-like domain (PNAS)

Much of the ethylene biosynthesis and signaling pathway has been…
March 16, 2018/by Arif Ashraf

Regulation of Arabidopsis Brassinosteroid receptor BRI1 endocytosis and ubiquitination ($) (PNAS)

BRI1 (BRASSINOSTEROID INSENSITIVE1) is a plasma-membrane localized…
March 16, 2018/by Arif Ashraf

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