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Review: Age is NOT just a number (Trends Plant Sci)

Aging of plants is marked by the growth and differentiation of individual organs, as well as transitions of the whole plant through developmental phases: juvenile, vegetative adult, and reproductive phase. In their recent review, Rankenberg et al. discuss how abiotic stress responses vary in plants with…

Review: Selective redox signaling shapes plant-pathogen interactions (Plant Physiol.)

Reactive oxygen species (ROS) and reactive nitrogen species (RNS) are often presented as something of enigmas. They are damaging by-products of metabolism and stress, but also intentionally produced as a signal and defense response to pathogens. This excellent Update by Bleau and Spoel synthesizes new…

Review: Integration of reactive oxygen species and hormone signaling during abiotic stress (Plant J.)

During its life cycle, a plant experiences many types of abiotic stress including drought. While waiting for the next drops of water, a thirsty plant acclimates by initiating a series of tolerance responses. Stress perception is followed by stress-induced signaling which can include reactive oxygen…

Mapping the Routes of Systemic Signaling in Arabidopsis

Zandalinas et al. identify the plant tissues that mediate systemic reactive oxygen signaling in response to high-light stress in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell https://doi.org/10.1105/tpc.20.00453 By Sara I Zandalinas and Ron Mittler University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, USA  Background: Plants constantly…