Leaf development:
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  • Monalisha Rath
  • Utpal Nath


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    Ancient DNA studies on Indigenous domesticates like maize increasingly provide new insights into the lives and agricultural practices of the Americas' pioneering farmers, complementing ancient genomics of Indigenous human remains.

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    The great scientific value of grassland plant diversity experiments such as the Jena Experiment or Cedar Creek is intriguing. Major discoveries about the role of biodiversity in controlling ecosystem functioning and services have been made in these experiments and consensus was made on the positive effect of plant species diversity on primary productivity.

  • Forest trees

    The growth of the various organs of trees obey allometric rules, which can be used to assess the carbon storage of forests, their ability to absorb CO2, and their response to climate change. But unlike mammals, fishes, birds, insects, and microbes, the difference between the weight of an individual sapling and a mature tree for woody plants has reached an astonishing degree.

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  • Over this summer the world’s elite athletes have been competing at the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo. Perhaps it is time to celebrate the athletic abilities of plants.

  • Biological membrane bilayers typically have distinct phospholipid compositions in the two leaflets, which require lipid translocation mediated by transporters called lipid flippases. These proteins are crucial for cell survival and various physiological activities in eukaryotic cells. This Review discusses the current knowledge of lipid flippases in plants.

    • Rosa L. López-Marqués
    Review Article
  • By adding high-resolution climatic factors to an innovative genotype-by-environment model, a study using high-quality data of global wheat trials demonstrates that climate change affects wheat breeding and that region-specific breeding efforts that target heat-tolerance traits achieve better yield stability in a warming climate.

    • Huihui Li
    • Zhonghu He
    News & Views
  • This Review summarizes the current status of base editors and prime editors in plants, reporting both technological developments and biological applications of these precise genome editors.

    • Kutubuddin A. Molla
    • Simon Sretenovic
    • Yiping Qi
    Review Article
  • The genome of a magnoliid, Aristolochia fimbriata, shows no evidence of whole-genome duplication, a feature uniquely shared with Amborella trichopoda, the sister species to all other angiosperms. This ancestral structure of the Aristolochia genome offers great opportunities for comparative genomics.

    • Zhen Li
    • Yves Van de Peer
    News & Views
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Sustainable solutions to end hunger

Effective agricultural interventions could aid efforts to find sustainable solutions for ending hunger. In this collection, we present evidence-based recommendations from the Ceres2030 team on where to prioritize spending on interventions to achieve zero hunger by 2030.

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