Plant Science


608  Enhanced resistance to bacterial and oomycete pathogens by short tandem target mimic RNAs in tomato.

607  Structural basis for blue-green light harvesting and energy dissipation in diatoms.

606  A kiwellin protein in maize is found to inhibit the activity of the secreted enzyme chorismate mutase from a maize-infecting pathogenic fungus, suggesting a role for kiwellins in plant immunity.

605  Annual transcriptome dynamics in natural environments reveals plant seasonal adaptation.

604  The plant vacuole plays important roles in regulating growth and development. Now, the vacuole in Arabidopsis root cells is presented at nanometre resolution by 3D whole-cell tomography, suggesting a cellular mechanism for plant vacuole formation.

603  A distinct feature of pollen gains is their resistant outer wall, called the exine, which is mainly composed of sporopollenin, the toughest biopolymer known to date despite an unknown detailed structure. Now, a structural model of pine sporopollenin is revealed by the application of new degradation chemistry and solid-state NMR spectroscopy.

602  The engineered Streptococcus pyogenes Cas9 variant SpCas9-NGv1, known to recognize relaxed NG protospacer adjacent motifs (PAMs) in human cells, can also mediate targeted mutagenesis with NG PAMs in rice and Arabidopsis. When fused with cytidine deaminase, it mediates C-to-T substitutions.

601  Annual and perennial plants diverge in flowering behavior by varying the balance between shared flowering-control pathways.

600  In the roots of Arabidopsis thaliana, cells with xylem identity and high levels of auxin signalling function as organizer cells that direct neighbouring vascular cambial cells to act as stem cells.

599  Energetic equivalence underpins the size structure of tree and phytoplankton communities.

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