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Review: Soil compaction and the architectural plasticity of root systems (J Exp Bot)

Root system architecture (RSA) describes the spatial arrangement of root components within the soil. RSA is useful to understand the exploration of the plant to get nutrients and water through the soil space. In a new review, Correa et al. discuss RSA plasticity in response to soil compaction, which…

Balancing growth and defense in the shade

Liu et al. examine how plants allocate resources between growth and defense in unfavorable conditions. Plant Cell https://doi.org/10.1105/tpc.18.00991 By Yang Liua and Haiyang Wangb aBiotechnology Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Beijing 100081, China bSchool…

Gene redundancy: is it also redundant in the "real world"?

Illouz-Eliaz et al. report that GA receptor genes that appear redundant under controlled climate conditions have unique roles under field conditions. Plant Cell https://doi.org/10.1105/tpc.19.00235 By Natanella Illouz-Eliaz, Uria Ramon, Hagai Shohat, Shula Blum, Sivan Livne, Dvir Mendelson and David…