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MED25 regulates the alternative splicing of JAZ genes through recruitment of splicing factors PRP39 and PRP40

Wu et al. investigated MED25 recruits splicing factors to regulate the alternative splicing of JAZ genes in Arabidopsis. The Plant Cell (2019). https://doi.org/10.1105/tpc.19.00583   Background: The jasmonate (JA) signaling pathway controls resource allocation between growth- and defense-related…

A Feedforward Transcriptional Loop in Leaf Senescence

Zhuo et al. show the existence of jasmonate-activated MYC2-Dof2.1-MYC2 transcriptional loop that is involved in the promotion of leaf senescence in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell https://doi.org/10.1105/tpc.19.00297  By M. Zhuo, Y. Sakuraba, and S. Yanagisawa, The University of Tokyo, Japan Background:…

Different partners, different roles!

You et al. show that LEUNIG_HOMOLOG Facilitates Jaresponses via interactions with the histone acetyltransferase HAC1 and the Mediator complex coactivator MED25.   Plant Cell https://doi.org/10.1105/tpc.19.00115 By Yanrong You and Chuanyou Li, Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology, Chinese…

MYB21 in Tomato: No Seeds Without Me

https://doi.org/10.1105/tpc.18.00978  Schubert et al. identified a transcription factor that regulates ovule development in tomato. By Ramona Schubert and Bettina Hause Leibniz Institute of Plant Biochemistry, D06120 Halle/Salle, Germany Background: The survival of most plant species depends…