Nan Ma and Junping Gao, China Agricultural University

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  • Article |

    Breeding crops with both high yield and disease resistance remains challenging. A study has now identified microRNA-156–Ideal Plant Architecture1 (IPA1) as a regulator of the crosstalk between growth and defence in rice and overcame the trade-off by pathogen-induced expression of IPA1.

    • Mingming Liu
    • , Zhenying Shi
    • , Xiaohan Zhang
    • , Mingxuan Wang
    • , Lin Zhang
    • , Kezhi Zheng
    • , Jiyun Liu
    • , Xingming Hu
    • , Cuiru Di
    • , Qian Qian
    • , Zuhua He
    •  & Dong-Lei Yang
  • Brief Communication |

    Two sperm-specific DOMAIN OF UNKNOWN FUNCTION 679 membrane proteins are found to facilitate the gamete fusion events during double fertilization in angiosperms, with a greater impact on egg–sperm fusion than on sperm–central cell fusion.

    • Philipp Cyprys
    • , Maria Lindemeier
    •  & Stefanie Sprunck
  • Article |

    Structure of the photosystem I–light-harvesting complex I in green alga at 3.49 Å resolution shows 13 core subunits and 10 antennas in a double semi-ring. This provides a basis for unravelling the mechanisms of algal light-energy harvesting.

    • Xiaochun Qin
    • , Xiong Pi
    • , Wenda Wang
    • , Guangye Han
    • , Lixia Zhu
    • , Mingmei Liu
    • , Linpeng Cheng
    • , Jian-Ren Shen
    • , Tingyun Kuang
    •  & Sen-Fang Sui
  • Resource |

    The target of rapamycin (TOR) kinase, present in all eukaryotes, is a major regulator of growth and metabolism. Using quantitative phosphoproteomics and comprehensive interactome approaches, the authors reveal the TOR signalling network, including potential substrates.

    • Jelle Van Leene
    • , Chao Han
    • , Astrid Gadeyne
    • , Dominique Eeckhout
    • , Caroline Matthijs
    • , Bernard Cannoot
    • , Nancy De Winne
    • , Geert Persiau
    • , Eveline Van De Slijke
    • , Brigitte Van de Cotte
    • , Elisabeth Stes
    • , Michiel Van Bel
    • , Veronique Storme
    • , Francis Impens
    • , Kris Gevaert
    • , Klaas Vandepoele
    • , Ive De Smet
    •  & Geert De Jaeger

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