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The Cold Survival Game: RHOMBOID-LIKE PROTEASE11 and Arabidopsis' FATTY ACID EXPORT PROTEIN1

John et al. reveal how degradation of the chloroplast protein FATTY ACID EXPORT PROTEIN1 by RHOMBOID-LIKE PROTEASE11 affects cold tolerance in Arabidopsis. https://doi.org/10.1093/plcell/koae011 By Annalisa John (AJ) and Ekkehard Neuhaus (HEN) (RPTU Kaiserslautern, Germany) Background: Plants…

Things to do before you die: The bucket list of a plant cell

Wang, Bollier, Buono, et al. catalog the cellular processes that occur during programmed cell death in plants. https://doi.org/10.1093/plcell/koad308 Jie Wang, Tobacco Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Qingdao, China Moritz K. Nowack, VIB-UGent Center for Plant Systems…

Nuclear pore Y-complex and regulation of FLOWERING LOCUS C in Arabidopsis

Huang et al. explore the functions of the nuclear pore complex in regulating the expression of FLOWERING LOCUS C in plants.  Penghui Huang1,2†, Xiaomei Zhang2†, Zhiyuan Cheng3† 1 Research Institute of Intelligent Computing, Zhejiang Lab, Hangzhou 310012, China 2 MARA Key Laboratory of…

Autophagy regulation by HLS1-mediated acetylation

Huang et al. explore the molecular mechanism underlying the regulation of autophagy by HLS1.  https://doi.org/10.1093/plcell/koad252  By Li Huang, Xing Wen, Lian Jin, Huihui Han, and Hongwei Guo New Cornerstone Science Laboratory, Institute of Plant and Food Science, Department of Biology,…

A single phosphorylation event alters root behavior

Siao et al. demonstrate that single phosphorylation on a protein alters root behavior in Arabidopsis. https://doi.org/10.1093/plcell/koad141 By Wei Siao and Eugenia Russinova, VIB-UGent Center for Plant Systems Biology Background: Plant roots react to their environment by using hormone signaling…

The importance of being in the right place to respond to light cues

Lopez Vazquez et al explore the importance of protein sub-cellular localization by determining how a protein modulating light responses gets to the right place within the cell. Christian Fankhauser, Centre for Integrative Genomics, Faculty of Biology and Medicine, Génopode Building, University of…

Interdependence of subunits of the m6A methyltransferase complex

Lisha Shen uncovers unique functional interdependence at the post-translational level among individual components of the Arabidopsis m6A methyltransferase complex.  By Lisha Shen, Temasek Life Sciences Laboratory and Department of Biological Sciences, National University of Singapore, Singapore Background:…

How plants fine tune wax biosynthesis

Huang et al. find that a 3-KETOACYL-COA SYNTHASE negatively regulates wax biosynthesis, revealing a mechanism for fine-tuning lipid metabolism. Haodong Huang, Xianpeng Yang, Shiyou Lü and Huayan Zhao State Key Laboratory of Biocatalysis and Enzyme Engineering, School of Life Sciences, Hubei University,…

A parasitic plant pushes the boundaries of microRNA biogenesis

Hudzik et al. reveal that not all microRNAs are transcribed the same way. By Collin Hudzik1,2 and Michael J. Axtell1,2 1Department of Biology, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, 16802, USA 2Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences, The Pennsylvania State University, University…