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    The wild grass Aegilops tauschii is a wheat progenitor. A high-quality genome sequence, along with methylome and transcriptome data, provides insights on domestication and the effect of transposons, and offers a resource for wheat improvement.

    • Guangyao Zhao
    • , Cheng Zou
    • , Kui Li
    • , Kai Wang
    • , Tianbao Li
    • , Lifeng Gao
    • , Xiaoxia Zhang
    • , Hongjin Wang
    • , Zujun Yang
    • , Xu Liu
    • , Wenkai Jiang
    • , Long Mao
    • , Xiuying Kong
    • , Yuannian Jiao
    •  & Jizeng Jia
  • Letter |

    There is a lack of efficient transcriptional activation tools for plant cells. Now, a study describes the development of a new potent dCas9-based transcriptional activation system that allows activation of single or multiple genes in both plant and mammalian cells.

    • Zhenxiang Li
    • , Dandan Zhang
    • , Xiangyu Xiong
    • , Bingyu Yan
    • , Wei Xie
    • , Jen Sheen
    •  & Jian-Feng Li
  • Resource |

    In early Arabidopsis embryos, cell-type-specific labelling of the nuclear envelope, followed by affinity-based isolation of tagged nuclei, is used to build a temporal and spatial transcriptome atlas of the developing embryo.

    • Joakim Palovaara
    • , Shunsuke Saiga
    • , Jos R. Wendrich
    • , Nicole van ‘t Wout Hofland
    • , J. Paul van Schayck
    • , Friederike Hater
    • , Sumanth Mutte
    • , Jouke Sjollema
    • , Mark Boekschoten
    • , Guido J. Hooiveld
    •  & Dolf Weijers
  • Article |

    It is rarely reported that copy number variants (CNVs) might influence plant phenotypes. A genetic analysis now shows that a CNV silences the expression of the downstream FZP gene in rice and improves the yield by increasing the number of spikelets per panicle.

    • Xufeng Bai
    • , Yong Huang
    • , Yong Hu
    • , Haiyang Liu
    • , Bo Zhang
    • , Cezary Smaczniak
    • , Gang Hu
    • , Zhongmin Han
    •  & Yongzhong Xing
  • Article |

    The molecular basis underlying transgene susceptibility to silencing remains elusive. Now, using multiple examples, a study shows that higher GC content of coding sequences can reduce susceptibility of transgenes to heritable silencing.

    • Lyudmila V. Sidorenko
    • , Tzuu-fen Lee
    • , Aaron Woosley
    • , William A. Moskal
    • , Scott A. Bevan
    • , P. Ann Owens Merlo
    • , Terence A. Walsh
    • , Xiujuan Wang
    • , Staci Weaver
    • , Todd P. Glancy
    • , PoHao Wang
    • , Xiaozeng Yang
    • , Shreedharan Sriram
    •  & Blake C. Meyers
  • Brief Communication |

    PEN3 is polarly localized at the outside of the epidermal layer in roots, and is involved in defence against penetrating pathogens. A forward genetic screen identifies a BTB/POZ protein needed for the correct localization and function of PEN3.

    • Hailiang Mao
    • , Bibek Aryal
    • , Tobias Langenecker
    • , Jörg Hagmann
    • , Markus Geisler
    •  & Markus Grebe

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