Nature Plants is concerned with all aspects of plants be it their evolution, development or metabolism, their interactions with the environment, or their societal significance. Publishing monthly, it has a particular interest in studies that advance knowledge and inform development across a diversity of areas. Nature Plants is committed to publishing primary research covering all aspects of the plant sciences, both basic and applied, ranging from genetics and molecular biology through cell biology and physiology, to ecology and evolution. It also covers investigations into the relationships between humanity and the plant kingdom. In so doing, Nature Plants provides a fully rounded picture of the most accomplished and significant advances in the plant sciences.