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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Focus Issue: Cellular Dynamics

Plant Physiology has released a focus issue on the topic of Cellular…
January 12, 2018/by Mary Williams

Review: Declining oxygen in the global ocean and coastal waters ($)

Science. Oxygen levels have been declining in oceans since the…
January 12, 2018/by Isabel Mendoza

Ten simple rules for biologists learning to program

PLOS Comp. Biol. Plant biologists need basic programming skills…
January 12, 2018/by Mary Williams

Maize adaptation to higher latitudes has been facilitated by transposon activities.

Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA. Flowering is a major determinant…
January 12, 2018/by Matthias Benoit

Brassinosteroids modulate meristem fate and differentiation of unique inflorescence morphology in Setaria viridis

Plant Cell. The yield potential of crops is strongly influenced…
January 12, 2018/by Mike Page

Gene duplication and aneuploidy trigger rapid evolution of herbicide resistance in common waterhemp

Plant Physiol. Herbicide resistance is a serious problem in contemporary…
January 12, 2018/by Mary Williams

MutS-Homolog2 silencing generates tetraploid meiocytes in tomato (Solanum lycopersicum)

Plant Direct. DNA repair occurs by several independent mechanisms,…
January 12, 2018/by Mary Williams

Dynamics of monoterpene formation in spike lavender plants

Metabolites. Terpenes are derived from isopentenyl diphosphate…
January 12, 2018/by Mary Williams

Elevation of soybean seed oil content through selection for seed coat shininess

Nat. Plants. Soybean is the world’s sixth most produced crop…
January 12, 2018/by Mike Page

Speed breeding is a powerful tool to accelerate crop research and breeding

Nat. Plants. The current rate of crop plant breeding, limited…
January 12, 2018/by Amey Redkar

Perception and reading strategies of scientific papers depends on academic career stage

PLOS One. Katharine Hubbard (@KEHplantsci) and Sonja Dunbar (@PlantSciSonja)…
January 12, 2018/by Mary Williams

Ten simple rules for drawing scientific comics

PLOS Comp. Biol. No doubt, science communication is a struggle…
January 12, 2018/by Isabel Mendoza