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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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    Desensitization to ethylene

    Members of the ARGOS gene family act as negative feedback regulators of ethylene signaling, allowing the plants to respond a range of concentrations of ethylene, an important factor in growth and development.

    BMC Plant Biology 2015, 15:157
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    Extracellular proteins modify cell walls

    Leucine-rich repeat extension proteins contribute to plant growth by affecting cell wall development and mutations in these extracellular proteins perturb cell wall structure.

    BMC Plant Biology 2015, 15:155



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