Review. Autophagy: The master of bulk and selective recycling (Annu Rev Plant Biol)

A functioning cell depends upon the appropriate production of proteins and macromolecules. The other end of the process, degradation and removal, is just as critical and just as selective. Marshall and Vierstra review autophagy (“self-eating”) in plants, connecting early work in yeast to genetic, metabolomic and physiological studies in Arabidopsis and other plant species. This review surveys the diverse forms of autophagy, their regulation, and their involvement in nutrient and energy homeostasis and defense. (Summary by Mary Williams) Annu. Rev. Plant Biol. 10.1146/annurev-arplant-042817-040606