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Scientists find critical receptor that allows plant cells to pass stress signals

Adenosine triphosphate (ATP) is well-known for its role in cells as acting almost like currency for energy storage. Research by Elsa Matthus...

Methanol-induced cell signalling processes

Methanol is a frequently used solvent, and a volatile organic compound (VOC) released from plant cell walls through the action of pectin methylesterases. Tran...

In situ analyses of inorganic nutrient distribution in sweetcorn and maize kernels

Understanding the spatial distribution of inorganic nutrients within edible parts of plant products helps biofortification efforts to identify and focus on specific uptake pathways...

Not one, but two second messengers?

Confusingly, a second second messenger is not a third messenger.

Molecular evolution of TPC1 in the karst-adapted genus Primulina

Limestone karsts across southern China to south-eastern Asia support high levels of species diversity and endemism. Tao et al. studied the molecular evolution of...

Humans are good for forests

You are all forgiven for doing a ‘double-take’ upon reading that headline. Usually it’s all bad news when humans and forests are concerned, so...

Influence of low calcium availability on cadmium uptake and translocation in a fast-growing shrub and a metal-accumulating herb

Calcium (Ca) and the toxic heavy metal cadmium (Cd) are antagonistic ions competing for uptake in plants when they co-occur in soil solutions, and...

Root cortical aerenchyma inhibits radial nutrient transport

Root cortical aerenchyma (RCA) provides an adaptation to low nutrient availability by reducing the metabolic cost of soil exploration. Hu et al. use radiolabelling to...

Spotlight on macronutrients: Touchy-feely calcium…

Calcium (Ca) acts – amongst other things! – as a so-called ‘second messenger’, and participates in many processes of plant growth and development.

Abscisic acid underlies genotypic variation in stomatal responses

Stomata formed at high relative humidity (RH) are less responsive to abscisic acid (ABA), an effect that varies widely between genotypes. Giday et al....

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Plant functional traits often vary across space, particularly when species encounter contrasting environmental conditions throughout their range. Such phenotypic variation is determined...

Botanists Pull Apart the Genes of Bananas to See How They Came Together

Banana genes reveal how they may have passed through other hybrid stages.

Sympatric moss populations can form true hybrid zones

Hybridization between species has not been considered an important factor in the evolution of mosses. The moss life cycle has led many...
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