Section Editors

  • John Carr, University of Cambridge
  • Z. Jeffrey Chen, University of Texas at Austin
  • Elizabeth Jean Finnegan, CSIRO
  • Csaba Koncz, Max-Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research
  • Jim Leebens-Mack, University of Georgia
  • Sheila McCormick, University of California, Berkeley
  • Kay Schneitz, Technische Universität München

Executive Editor

  • Catherine Potenski, BioMed Central

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    Drought stress affects floral development

    Arabidopsis plants subjected to severe drought conditions at the time of flowering display twice as many differentially expressed genes than those suffering moderate drought stress, indicating that different pathways are activated in response to the severity of conditions.

    BMC Plant Biology 2014, 14:164
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    Alternative splicing in the grape transcriptome

    A comprehensive survey of alternative splicing in grape based on 124 SOLiD RNAseq analyses shows marked tissue- and genotype-specificity, while stress conditions produce only minor splicing changes.

    BMC Plant Biology 2014, 14:99
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    Evolutionary insights into cell walls

    Analysis of evolutionary relationships among ten plant genomes reveals that five out of 16 gene families related to pectin, a primary component of cell walls, have multiple members that are conserved in the last common ancestor of mosses and vascular plants.

    BMC Plant Biology 2014, 14:79
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    Humidity reduces drought-tolerance

    Silver birch trees acclimated to higher air humidity exhibit higher sensitivity to rapid water deficit through stronger reduction in leaf hydraulic and water vapour conductance, compared with trees grown at lower air humidity.

    BMC Plant Biology 2014, 14:72

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