- Z. Jeffrey Chen, University of Texas at Austin
- Elizabeth Jean Finnegan, CSIRO
- Jim Leebens-Mack, University of Georgia
- Sheila McCormick, University of California, Berkeley
- Kay Schneitz, Technische Universität München
- Astrid Wingler, University College Cork
- Julia Simundza, BioMed Central
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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