- 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
- Ying Lou, BioMed Central
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.
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.
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, 15:217
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