Plant sciences

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Plant sciences is the study of plants in all their forms and interactions using a scientific approach.

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    Transcription activator-like effectors contribute to virulence of the Xanthomonas strain responsible for bacterial blight in cotton. Here Cox et al. show that the Xanthomonas Avrb6 effector induces expression of the cotton SWEET10 sugar transporter and that this induction promotes disease.

    • Kevin L. Cox
    • , Fanhong Meng
    • , Katherine E. Wilkins
    • , Fangjun Li
    • , Ping Wang
    • , Nicholas J. Booher
    • , Sara C. D. Carpenter
    • , Li-Qing Chen
    • , Hui Zheng
    • , Xiquan Gao
    • , Yi Zheng
    • , Zhangjun Fei
    • , John Z. Yu
    • , Thomas Isakeit
    • , Terry Wheeler
    • , Wolf B. Frommer
    • , Ping He
    • , Adam J. Bogdanove
    •  & Libo Shan
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    Iron is an essential micronutrient for plants and a lack of iron availability limits crop yield in many parts of the world. Here the authors show that natural variation in root growth of Arabidopsis plants under iron deficiency can be caused by allelic variation at the FRO2 locus.

    • Santosh B. Satbhai
    • , Claudia Setzer
    • , Florentina Freynschlag
    • , Radka Slovak
    • , Envel Kerdaffrec
    •  & Wolfgang Busch
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    De-domestication is the process by which cultivated plants adopt characteristics similar to that of their wild predecessors. Here Qiu et al. re-sequence de-domesticated weedy rice and matched cultivated varieties and identify genetic variants indicative of convergent evolution across multiple de-domestication events.

    • Jie Qiu
    • , Yongjun Zhou
    • , Lingfeng Mao
    • , Chuyu Ye
    • , Weidi Wang
    • , Jianping Zhang
    • , Yongyi Yu
    • , Fei Fu
    • , Yunfei Wang
    • , Feijian Qian
    • , Ting Qi
    • , Sanling Wu
    • , Most Humaira Sultana
    • , Ya-Nan Cao
    • , Yu Wang
    • , Michael P. Timko
    • , Song Ge
    • , Longjiang Fan
    •  & Yongliang Lu
  • Research | | open

    A high-quality reference for the sunflower genome (Helianthus annuus L.) and analysis of gene networks involved in flowering time and oil metabolism provide a basis for nutritional exploitation and analyses of adaptation to climate change.

    • Hélène Badouin
    • , Jérôme Gouzy
    • , Christopher J. Grassa
    • , Florent Murat
    • , S. Evan Staton
    • , Ludovic Cottret
    • , Christine Lelandais-Brière
    • , Gregory L. Owens
    • , Sébastien Carrère
    • , Baptiste Mayjonade
    • , Ludovic Legrand
    • , Navdeep Gill
    • , Nolan C. Kane
    • , John E. Bowers
    • , Sariel Hubner
    • , Arnaud Bellec
    • , Aurélie Bérard
    • , Hélène Bergès
    • , Nicolas Blanchet
    • , Marie-Claude Boniface
    • , Dominique Brunel
    • , Olivier Catrice
    • , Nadia Chaidir
    • , Clotilde Claudel
    • , Cécile Donnadieu
    • , Thomas Faraut
    • , Ghislain Fievet
    • , Nicolas Helmstetter
    • , Matthew King
    • , Steven J. Knapp
    • , Zhao Lai
    • , Marie-Christine Le Paslier
    • , Yannick Lippi
    • , Lolita Lorenzon
    • , Jennifer R. Mandel
    • , Gwenola Marage
    • , Gwenaëlle Marchand
    • , Elodie Marquand
    • , Emmanuelle Bret-Mestries
    • , Evan Morien
    • , Savithri Nambeesan
    • , Thuy Nguyen
    • , Prune Pegot-Espagnet
    • , Nicolas Pouilly
    • , Frances Raftis
    • , Erika Sallet
    • , Thomas Schiex
    • , Justine Thomas
    • , Céline Vandecasteele
    • , Didier Varès
    • , Felicity Vear
    • , Sonia Vautrin
    • , Martin Crespi
    • , Brigitte Mangin
    • , John M. Burke
    • , Jérôme Salse
    • , Stéphane Muños
    • , Patrick Vincourt
    • , Loren H. Rieseberg
    •  & Nicolas B. Langlade
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    Spinach is an economically important vegetable crop but previous genomic resources were of limited use for comparative and functional analyses. Here, Xu et al. present a high quality draft spinach genome and transcriptome data for multiple Spinacia accessions providing insight into Caryophyllales genome evolution.

    • Chenxi Xu
    • , Chen Jiao
    • , Honghe Sun
    • , Xiaofeng Cai
    • , Xiaoli Wang
    • , Chenhui Ge
    • , Yi Zheng
    • , Wenli Liu
    • , Xuepeng Sun
    • , Yimin Xu
    • , Jie Deng
    • , Zhonghua Zhang
    • , Sanwen Huang
    • , Shaojun Dai
    • , Beiquan Mou
    • , Quanxi Wang
    • , Zhangjun Fei
    •  & Quanhua Wang

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