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An International Journal of Plant Biology

Editors-in-Chief: A. Melis; D. Bartels

ISSN: 0032-0935 (print version)
ISSN: 1432-2048 (electronic version)

Journal no. 425


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The phytotoxin coronatine is a multifunctional component of the virulence armament of Pseudomonas syringae 

Xueqing Geng, Lin Jin, Mikiko Shimada, Min Gab Kim, David Mackey

Wheat grain preharvest sprouting and late maturity alpha-amylase 

Daryl J. Mares, Kolumbina Mrva

Anthocyanins in corn: a wealth of genes for human health 

Katia Petroni, Roberto Pilu, Chiara Tonelli

Phenotypic plasticity of the maize root system in response to heterogeneous nitrogen availability 

Peng Yu, Philip J. White, Frank Hochholdinger, Chunjian Li

Can silicon partially alleviate micronutrient deficiency in plants? a review 

Lourdes Hernandez-Apaolaza

The roles of polyamines during the lifespan of plants: from development to stress 

Antonio F. Tiburcio, Teresa Altabella, Marta Bitrián, Rubén Alcázar

Benzylisoquinoline alkaloid biosynthesis in opium poppy 

Guillaume A. W. Beaudoin, Peter J. Facchini

Plant systems biology: insights, advances and challenges 

Bhavisha P. Sheth, Vrinda S. Thaker

Quo vadis plant hormone analysis? 

Danuše Tarkowská, Ondrˇej Novák, Kristýna Floková, Petr Tarkowski, Veronika Turecˇková, Jirˇí Grúz, Jakub Rolcˇík · Miroslav Strnad

Artificial trans-acting small interfering RNA: a tool for plant biology study and crop improvements 

Zhanyuan J. Zhang

Unraveling the signal scenario of fruit set 

Mariana Sotelo-Silveira, Nayelli Marsch-Martínez, Stefan de Folter

Functional conservation and divergence of J-domain-containing ZUO1/ZRF orthologs throughout evolution 

Dong‑Hong Chen, Yong Huang, Chunlin Liu, Ying Ruan, Wen‑Hui Shen

Twenty years of research on Asr (ABA-stress-ripening) genes and proteins 

Rodrigo M. González, Norberto D. Iusem

Plant defense response against Fusarium oxysporum and strategies to develop tolerant genotypes in banana 

V. Swarupa, K. V. Ravishankar, A. Rekha

RNA interference: concept to reality in crop improvement 

Satyajit Saurabh, Ambarish S. Vidyarthi, Dinesh Prasad

Nitrogen metabolism in plants under low oxygen stress 

Anis M. Limami, Houssein Diab, Jérémy Lothier

Flower senescence: some molecular aspects 

Waseem Shahri, Inayatullah Tahir

Evolutionary aspects of elemental hyperaccumulation 

Jennifer J. Cappa, Elizabeth A. H. Pilon‑Smits

A systems biology perspective on the role of WRKY transcription factors in drought responses in plants 

Prateek Tripathi, Roel C. Rabara, Paul J. Rushton

Regulation of potato tuber sprouting 

Sophia Sonnewald, Uwe Sonnewald

Algal photoreceptors: in vivo functions and potential applications 

Arash Kianianmomeni, Armin Hallmann

Applications and challenges of next-generation sequencing in Brassica species 

Lijuan Wei, Meili Xiao, Alice Hayward, Donghui Fu

Progress in plant protoplast research 

Tom Eeckhaut, Prabhu Shankar Lakshmanan, Dieter Deryckere, Erik Van Bockstaele…

Role of hormones in controlling vascular differentiation and the mechanism of lateral root initiation 

Roni Aloni

Nematode feeding sites: unique organs in plant roots 

Tina Kyndt, Paulo Vieira, Godelieve Gheysen, Janice de Almeida‑Engler

Perception, signaling and molecular basis of oviposition-mediated plant responses 

Philippe Reymond

Alternative splicing of transcription factors in plant responses to low temperature stress: mechanisms and functions 

Pil Joon Seo, Mi-Jeong Park, Chung-Mo Park

How to build functional thylakoid membranes: from plastid transcription to protein complex assembly 

Dagmar Lyska, Karin Meierhoff, Peter Westhoff

Complex RNA metabolism in the chloroplast: an update on the psbB operon 

Rhea Stoppel, Jörg Meurer



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