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Plant Biology Highlights: Cell Articles 2016

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Plant biologists mostly put their focus on plant specific journals such as The Plant Cell, Plant Physiology, Nature Plant, The Plant Journal, Journal of Experimental Botany, Plant, Cell & Physiology, Molecular plant etc. Apart from these journals, striking findings about plant sciences are also published in Science, Nature, Cell, PNAS etc.
This is the last month of 2016. I was going through major journals and trying to find out what I missed. Definitely I missed so many which are not directly linked to my research or study. So, I have decided to compile all plant biology related articles from major non-plant specific journals and summarize. In this post, I've summarized from Cell.

Cryptochromes interact directly with PIFs to control plant growth in limited blue light



Sun-loving plants have the ability to detect and avoid shading through sensing of both blue and red light wavelengths. Higher plant cryptochromes (CRYs) control how plants modulate growth in response to changes in bl…

Plant Biology Highlights: Nature Articles 2016

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Plant biologists mostly put their focus on plant specific journals such as The Plant Cell, Plant Physiology, Nature Plant, The Plant Journal, Journal of Experimental Botany, Plant, Cell & Physiology, Molecular plant etc. Apart from these journals, striking findings about plant sciences are also published in Science, Nature, Cell, PNAS etc.
This is the last month of 2016. I was going through major journals and trying to find out what I missed. Definitely I missed so many which are not directly linked to my research or study. So, I have decided to compile all plant biology related articles from major non-plant specific journals and summarize. In this post, I've summarized from Nature.
Plants functional traits have globally consistent effects on competition
Phenotypic traits and their associated trade-offs have been shown to have globally consistent effects on individual plant physiological functions, but how these effects scale up to influence competition, a key driver of community…

Plant Biology Highlights: Science Articles 2016

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Plant biologists mostly put their focus on plant specific journals such as The Plant Cell, Plant Physiology, Nature Plant, The Plant Journal, Journal of Experimental Botany, Plant, Cell & Physiology, Molecular plant etc. Apart from these journals, striking findings about plant sciences are also published in Science, Nature, Cell, PNAS etc.  

This is the last month of 2016. I was going through major journals and trying to find out what I missed. Definitely I missed so many which are not directly linked to my research or study. So, I have decided to compile all plant biology related articles from major non-plant specific journals and summarize. In this post, I've summarized from Science.  

Cyclic programmed cell death stimulates hormone signaling and root growth development in Arabidopsis

As plant roots grow through the soil, lateral roots emerge to reach more resources. In this paper, Xuan et al. showed that programmed cell death sets the course for lateral root development. Cells…

Why Arabidopsis Why: High Yielding Maize Variety

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This post is written by me as part of Why Arabidopsis Why and edited by Dr. Ian H. Street. First published in The Quiet Branches. Please follow the link below or read here.
Shoot Apical Meristem Development: Model Plant for High Yielding Crops
Like us, plants have stem cells too. These are innate, undifferentiated cells localized in both root and shoot meristems. They house precursor cells that divide, elongate/expand, and finally form differentiated tissues and organs of plants. It’s how plants generate the roots, trunks, branches, leaves, flowers, and all the other structures we witness as the green world.
The shoot apical meristem (SAM) is a complex structure consisting of three distinct layers (denoted L1, L2 and L3) in the dicot (one of the two major groups of flowering plants) Arabidopsis thaliana. L1, L2 and L3 form the epidermis, sub-epidermal tissues, and inner tissues of the shoot, respectively [1]. Cells in the L1 and L2 layer divide in a sideways fashion, keeping these layers…