Special Issue: Long-distance signaling ($) (Plant Cell Physiol)

Of course plants need to communicate between their different parts, and our understanding of these crucial signals has been advancing rapidly. This issue of Plant Cell Physiology includes a set of papers highlighting recent findings. A meeting report by Kiba on the Integrative Graduate Education and Research Program in Green Natural Sciences (IGER) International Symposium on Long-Distance Signaling in Plants, which was held on November 21, 2017 at Nagoya University, Japan, introduces the issue. Articles in the collection profile key types of signals that have been identified, which include mRNAs, miRNAs and other non-coding RNAs, proteins, hormones, and small peptide hormones, as well as the functions of these mobile signals, including developmental regulation, nutrient homeostasis, control of nodulation, and response to water deficit. It’s a nice collection of articles to bring you up to speed with this exciting research topic. (Summary by Mary Williams) Plant Cell Physiol. Volume 59, Issue 9, September 2018