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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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Plant small RNAs: advancement in the understanding of biogenesis and role in plant development 

Archita SinghVibhav GautamSharmila SinghShabari Sarkar DasSwati VermaVishnu MishraShalini MukherjeeAnanda K. Sarkar

Isoprenoid-derived plant signaling molecules: biosynthesis and biological importance 

Danuše Tarkowská, Miroslav Strnad

Two facets of world arsenic problem solution: crop poisoning restriction and enforcement of phytoremediation 

Monika Kofroňová, Petra Mašková, Helena Lipavská

The biotechnology (genetic transformation and molecular biology) of Bixa orellana L. (achiote) 

Jaime A. Teixeira da Silva, Judit Dobránszki, Renata Rivera-Madrid

In vitro plant tissue culture: means for production of biological active compounds 

Claudia A. Espinosa-Leal, César A. Puente-Garza, Silverio García-Lara

Recent advances in steroidal saponins biosynthesis and in vitro production 

Swati Upadhyay, Gajendra Singh Jeena, Shikha, Rakesh Kumar Shukla

The genetic and molecular basis of crop height based on a rice model 

Fang Liu, Pandi Wang, Xiaobo Zhang, Xiaofei Li, Xiaohong Yan, Donghui Fu Gang Wu

Molecular regulation of aluminum resistance and sulfur nutrition during root growth 

Edith Alarcón-Poblete, Claudio Inostroza-Blancheteau, Miren Alberdi, Zed Rengel, Marjorie Reyes-Díaz

Cistus ladanifer (Cistaceae): a natural resource in Mediterranean-type ecosystems 

David F. Frazão, Joana R. Raimundo, Joana L. Domingues, Celestino Quintela-Sabarís, José C. Gonçalves, Fernanda Delgado

Trends in plant research using molecular markers 

Jose Antonio Garrido-Cardenas, Concepción Mesa-Valle, Francisco Manzano-Agugliaro

Volatile terpenoids: multiple functions, biosynthesis, modulation and manipulation by genetic engineering 

Farhat Abbas, Yanguo Ke, Rangcai Yu, Yuechong Yue, Sikandar Amanullah, Muhammad Muzammil Jahangir, Yanping Fan

Regulation of stilbene biosynthesis in plants 

A. S. Dubrovina, K. V. Kiselev

Functional roles of the pepper leucine-rich repeat protein and its interactions with pathogenesis-related and hypersensitive-induced proteins in plant cell death and immunity 

Jeum Kyu HongIn Sun HwangByung Kook Hwang

Nitrate transporters: an overview in legumes 

Anthoni PellizzaroBénédicte AlibertElisabeth PlanchetAnis M. LimamiMarie-Christine Morère-Le Paven

Variations on a theme in fruit development: the PLE lineage of MADS-box genes in tomato (TAGL1) and other species 

Danielle C. GarceauMegan K. BatsonIrvin L. Pan

Evaluating the involvement and interaction of abscisic acid and miRNA156 in the induction of anthocyanin biosynthesis in drought-stressed plants 

Jorge González-VillagraLeonid V. KurepinMarjorie M. Reyes-Díaz

Biosynthesis and bioactivity of glucosinolates and their production in plant in vitro cultures 

Pedro Joaquín Sánchez-PujanteMaría Borja-MartínezMaría Ángeles PedreñoLorena Almagro

The plant LIM proteins: unlocking the hidden attractions 

Vikas SrivastavaPraveen Kumar Verma

Vanillin biosynthetic pathways in plants 

Anish Kundu

Corn-based vaccines: current status and prospects 

Sergio Rosales-Mendoza, Cristhian Sández-Robledo, Fernardo Bañuelos-Hernández, Carlos Angulo

Vitamins for enhancing plant resistance 

Hatem Boubakri, Mahmoud Gargouri, Ahmed Mliki, Faiçal Brini, Julie Chong, Moez Jbara

Genome-wide characterization and evolution analysis of miniature inverted-repeat transposable elements (MITEs) in moso bamboo (Phyllostachys heterocycla) 

Mingbing Zhou, Guiyun Tao, Peiyao Pi, Yihang Zhu, Youhuang Bai, Xianwen Meng

Three-way interaction among plants, bacteria, and coleopteran insects 

Beata Wielkopolan, Aleksandra Obrępalska-Stęplowska


Stereospecificity in strigolactone biosynthesis and perception 

Gavin R. Flematti, Adrian Scaffidi, Mark T. Waters, Steven M. Smith

Rafflesia spp.: propagation and conservation 

Adhityo Wicaksono, Sofi Mursidawati, Lazarus A. Sukamto, Jaime A. Teixeira da Silva

Strigolactone versus gibberellin signaling: reemerging concepts? 

Eva-Sophie Wallner, Vadir López-Salmerón, Thomas Greb

Renaissance in phytomedicines: promising implications of NGS technologies 

Sonal Sharma, Neeta Shrivastava

SPA proteins: SPAnning the gap between visible light and gene expression 

Chiara Menon, David J. Sheerin, Andreas Hiltbrunner

The importance of strigolactone transport regulation for symbiotic signaling and shoot branching 

Lorenzo Borghi, Guo-Wei Liu, Aurélia Emonet, Tobias Kretzschmar, Enrico Martinoia

What do we really know about alien plant invasion? A review of the invasion mechanism of one of the world’s worst weeds 

Ali Ahsan Bajwa, Bhagirath Singh Chauhan, Muhammad Farooq, Asad Shabbir, Steve William Adkins

Towards development of new ornamental plants: status and progress in wide hybridization 

Katarzyna Kuligowska, Henrik Lütken, Renate Müller

The Whats, the Wheres and the Hows of strigolactone action in the roots 

Cedrick Matthys, Alan Walton, Sylwia Struk, Elisabeth Stes, François-Didier Boyer, Kris Gevaert, Sofie Goormachtig

How drought and salinity affect arbuscular mycorrhizal symbiosis and strigolactone biosynthesis? 

Juan A. López-Ráez

The evolutionary landscape of PRC1 core components in green lineage 

Dong-hong Chen, Yong Huang, Ying Ruan, Wen-Hui Shen

Sandalwood: basic biology, tissue culture, and genetic transformation 

Jaime A. Teixeira da Silva, Mafatlal M. Kher, Deepak Soner, Tony Page, Xinhua Zhang, M. Nataraj, Guohua Ma

The extrinsic proteins of photosystem II: update 

Johnna L. Roose, Laurie K. Frankel, Manjula P. Mummadisetti, Terry M. Bricker

Strigolactones: new plant hormones in action 

Binne Zwanenburg, Tomáš Pospíšil, Sanja Ćavar Zeljković

The polyploidy and its key role in plant breeding 

Mariana Cansian Sattler, Carlos Roberto Carvalho, Wellington Ronildo Clarindo

Bioinformatic landscapes for plant transcription factor system research 

Yijun Wang, Wenjie Lu, Dexiang Deng

Progress in controlling starch structure by modifying starch-branching enzymes 

Cheng Li, Robert G. Gilbert

Plant abiotic stress-related RCI2/PMP3s: multigenes for multiple roles 

Pedro S. C. F. Rocha

The roles of tetrapyrroles in plastid retrograde signaling and tolerance to environmental stresses 

Zhong-Wei Zhang, Gong-Chang Zhang, Feng Zhu, Da-Wei Zhang, Shu Yuan

Synthetic promoters in planta 

Nrisingha Dey, Shayan Sarkar, Sefali Acharya, Indu B. Maiti

Tuning of pectin methylesterification: consequences for cell wall biomechanics and development  

Gabriel Levesque-Tremblay, Jerome Pelloux, Siobhan A. Braybrook, Kerstin Müller

Tissue culture and associated biotechnological interventions for the improvement of coconut (Cocos nucifera L.): a review  

Quang Thien Nguyen, H. D. Dharshani Bandupriya, Arturo López-Villalobos, S. Sisunandar, Mike Foale, Steve W. Adkins

Insights into the multifaceted application of microscopic techniques in plant tissue culture systems  

Mack Moyo, Adeyemi O. Aremu, Johannes Van Staden

Ecological turmoil in evolutionary dynamics of plant–insect interactions: defense to offence  

Manasi Mishra, Purushottam R. Lomate, Rakesh S. Joshi, Sachin A. Punekar, Vidya S. Gupta, Ashok P. Giri

MicroRNAs in cotton: an open world needs more exploration 

Qinglian Wang, Baohong Zhang

Symbiotic in vitro seed propagation of Dendrobium : fungal and bacterial partners and their influence on plant growth and development  

Jaime A. Teixeira da Silva, Elena A. Tsavkelova, Songjun Zeng, Tzi Bun Ng, S. Parthibhan, Judit Dobránszki, Jean Carlos Cardoso, M. V. Rao

What can we learn from the transcriptome of the resurrection plant Craterostigma plantagineum ?  

Valentino Giarola, Dorothea Bartels

Orthodoxy, recalcitrance and in-between: describing variation in seed storage characteristics using threshold responses to water loss 

Christina Walters

The C. elegans dauer larva as a paradigm to study metabolic suppression and desiccation tolerance  

Cihan Erkut, Teymuras V. Kurzchalia

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

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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