What We're Reading: Guest contributions

What We're Reading (WWR) is a weekly series on Plantae. In a time when research articles are constantly increasing every day, it's kind of challenging for all of us to keep the pace. WWR tries to cover exciting stories in summarized form. Mary Williams is the editor of this amazing series and along with her, other Plantae fellows, ASPB ambassadors, and plant biologists also contribute as well as. You may find the following article interesting to know details about WWR series. 

Apart from the ARIBIDOPSIS, I have made a commitment to write summaries regularly for WWR series. Sometimes, I try to contribute as a guest editor too. As I started to contribute from last year, I have realized that it would be beneficial for me and my readers, followers, and subscribers to have all contributed summaries for WWR in one particular place. To achieve this purpose, I'm going to consolidate every link of contributed summaries in this blog post. Needless to mention, the post will be updated every week with new contributed summaries. 

Year: 2018

What We're Reading: February 23, 2018 (2 summaries)

A toolkit for studying cellular reorganization during early Arabidopsis thaliana embryogenesis  

ARF2 – ARF4 and ARF5 are essential for female and male gametophyte development in Arabidopsis 


What We're Reading: March 2, 2018 (Guest editor & 5 summaries) 

Ethylene receptors signal via a noncanonical pathway to regulate abscisic acid responses 

Nitrate modulates stem cell dynamics in Arabidopsis meristems through cytokinins 

EIN3 and PIF3 form an interdependent module that represses chloroplast development in buried seedlings 

CRootBox: a structural-functional modeling framework for the root system 

BES1and BZR1 redundantly promote phloem and xylem differentiation 


What We're Reading: March 9, 2018 (2 summaries) 

Distinct sets of tethering complexes, SNAREcomplexes, and Rab GTPases mediate membrane fusion at the vacuole inArabidopsis 

GibberellinDELLA signaling targets the retromer complex to redirect protein trafficking to the plasma membrane 


What We're Reading: March 16, 2018 (4 summaries) 

Membrane protein MHZ3 stabilizes OsEIN2 in rice by interacting with its Nramp-like domain 

Regulation of Arabidopsis Brassinosteroid receptor BRI1 endocytosis and degradation by plant U-box PUB12/PUB13-mediated ubiquitination 

The auxin-regulated CrRLK1L kinase ERULUS controls cell wall composition during root hair tip growth 

A computational framework for cortical microtubule dynamics in realistically shaped plant cells 


What We're Reading: March 23, 2018 (2 summaries) 

Photoperiodic control of seasonal growth is mediated by ABA acting on cell-cell communication 

AUXIN RESPONSE FACTOR3 regulates floral meristem determinacy by repressing cytokinin biosynthesis and signaling 


What We're Reading: April 6, 2018 (3 summaries)

AUX1-mediated root hair auxin influx governs SCFTIR1/AFB-type Ca2+ signaling

The root transition zone: A hot spot for signal crosstalk 

Arabidopsis ICK/KRP cyclin-dependent kinase inhibitors function to ensure the formation of one megaspore mother cell and one functional megaspore per ovule 


What We're Reading: April 13, 2018 (3 summaries)

GIF transcriptional coregulators control root meristem homeostasis

Photoactivated CRY1 and phyB interact directly with AUX/IAA proteins to inhibit auxin signaling in Arabidopsis

The role of auxin in cell wall expansion 


What We're Reading: May 18, 2018 (1 summary) 

Integration of two RAB5 groups during endosomal transport in plants 


Year: 2017

What We're Reading: August 4, 2017 (2 summaries)     

What We're Reading: September 1, 2017 (Guest editor & 9 summaries)

What We're Reading: September 15, 2017 (2 summaries) 

Thanks for being with plant science and read summaries from recent research papers. You are always more than welcome to suggest paper to write summaries. 

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