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    Applying neuroscience research tools to plant biology

    ArcLight, a voltage sensor typically used as a reporter of membrane depolarization in neuronal cells, can report changes at the membrane of Arabidopsis root cells - demonstrating a new technologic avenue for plant electrophysiology research.

    BMC Plant Biology 2015, 15:245
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    Aroma-enhancing metabolic pathways in tea leaves

    Transcriptomic analysis of tea leaves reveals that the plant hormone methyl jasmonate boosts aroma-enhancing changes in the profile of volatile compounds through regulation of fatty acid and amino acid metabolic pathways.

    BMC Plant Biology 2015, 15:233
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    3D plant cell culture

    A new technique borrows from biomedical engineering to study plant cells in culture conditions that mimic tissue scaffolds, allowing for a more physiologically relevant way to explore cell-environment interactions.

    BMC Plant Biology 2015, 15:211
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    The science of terroir

    The metabolome and transcriptome of grapes from a single clone cultivated in seven different vineyards over a 3-year trial period display location-specific effects and help define terroir.

    BMC Plant Biology 2015, 15:191
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    Drivers of expression variation in hybrids

    Gene expression inheritance patterns in hybrid Arabidopsis plants are affected by transposable elements, mRNA levels and short sense strand RNA fragments, contibuting to hybrids' unique biology.

    BMC Plant Biology 2015, 15:168



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