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  • News and Views |

    Detailed electron microscopy and tomography analyses reveal a previously unappreciated complexity of extracellular membranes at the host–microbe interface during arbuscular mycorrhizal symbiosis.

    • Erik Limpens
    Nature Plants 5, 131-132
  • Comments and Opinion |

    Extinct, or just extinct in the wild? Plants lost from in situ habitat, but represented in seed banks, are labelled extinct despite the potential for restoration. A change in the International Union for Conservation of Nature Red List definition of extinct in the wild is needed to improve the status and prospects of threatened plant species.

    • Sarah E. Dalrymple
    •  & Thomas Abeli
    Nature Plants 5, 122-123
  • Editorial |

    The belated arrival of the Antirrhinum genome sequence brings this classic model plant into the genomic age and opens up increased avenues for plant biology research.

    Nature Plants 5, 121