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Papers accepted week commencing 9 May 2016

Optimal balance of water use efficiency and leaf construction cost with a link to the drought threshold of the desert steppe ecotone in northern China
Wei H, Luo T, Wu B

Diversity hotspots of the laurel forest on Tenerife, Canary Islands: A phylogeographic study of Laurus and Ixanthus
Betzin A, Thiv M, Koch MA

Understanding the evolution of holoparasitic plants: the complete plastid genome of the holoparasite Cytinus hypocistis (Cytinaceae)
Roquet C, Coissac E, Cruaud C, Boleda M, Boyer F, Alberti A, Gielly L, Taberlet P, Thuiller W, Van Es J, Lavergne S

Fine-tuning of root elongation by ethylene: a tool to study dynamic structure-function relationships between root architecture and nitrate absorption
Le Deunff E, Lecourt J, Malagoli P

Understanding deep roots and their functions in ecosystems – an advocacy for more unconventional research
Pierret A, Maeght J-L, Clément C, Montoroi J-P, Hartmann C, Gonkhamdee S

Green Infrastructure and Ecosystem Services – Is the Devil in the Detail?
Cameron RWF, Blanuša T

Papers accepted week commencing 2 May 2016

Plant family identity distinguishes patterns of carbon and nitrogen stable isotope abundance and nitrogen concentration in mycoheterotrophic plants associated with ectomycorrhizal

Hynson NA, Schiebold JMI, Gebauer G

Flower orientation influences the consistency of bumble-bee movement within inflorescences
Jordan CY, Natta M, Harder LD

Foliar nectar enhances plant-mite mutualisms: The effect of leaf sugar on the control of powdery mildew by domatia-inhabiting mites
Weber MG, Porturas LD, Taylor SA

On the persistence of reproductive barriers in Eucalyptus: the bridging of mechanical barriers to zygote formation by F1 hybrids, is counteracted by intrinsic post-zygotic

Larcombe MJ, e Silva JC, Tilyard P, Gore P, Potts BM

Silicon moderated K-deficiency-induced leaf chlorosis by decreasing putrescine accumulation in sorghum
Chen D, Cao B, Qi L, Yin L, Wang S, Deng X

Papers accepted week commencing 25 April 2016

Sex differences and plasticity in dehydration tolerance: insight from a tropical liverwort
Marks RA, Burton JF, McLetchie DN

The influence of floral traits on specialisation and modularity of plant-pollinator networks in a biodiversity hotspot in the Peruvian Andes
Watts S, Dormann CF, González AMM, Ollerton J

Impact of axial root growth angles on nitrogen acquisition in maize depends on environmental conditions
Dathe A, Postma JA, Postma-Blaauw MB, Lynch JP

Slow food: Insect prey and chitin induce phytohormone accumulation and gene expression in carnivorous Nepenthes plants
Yilamujiang A, Reichelt M, Mithöfer A

Summer dormancy, drought survival, and functional resource acquisition strategies in California perennial grasses
Balachowski JA, Bristiel PM, Volaire FA

Silicon enhances leaf remobilization of iron in cucumber under limited iron conditions
Pavlovic J, Samardzic J, Kostic L, Laursen KH, Natic M, Timotijevic G, Schjoerring JK, Nikolic M

Papers accepted week commencing 18 April 2016

Hormone regulation of rhizome development in tall fescue (Festuca arundinacea) associated with proteomic changes controlling respiratory and amino acid metabolism
Ma X, Xu Q, Meyer WA, Huang B

Evidence for mixed sexual and asexual reproduction in the rare European mycoheterotrophic orchid Epipogium aphyllum Sw., Orchidaceae Juss. (Ghost Orchid)
Krawczyk E, Rojek J, Kowalkowska AK, Kapusta M, Znaniecka J, Minasiewicz J

Are inter- and intra-specific variations of sapling crown traits consistent with a strategy promoting light capture in tropical moist forest?
Laurans M, Gregoire Vincent G

Papers accepted week commencing 11 April 2016

Pollinators show flower colour preferences but flowers with similar colours do not attract similar pollinators
Reverté S, Retana J, Gómez JM, Bosch J

Papers accepted week commencing 04 April 2016

Biophysical rhizosphere processes affecting root water uptake
Carminati A, Zarebanadkouki M, Kroener E, Ahmed MA, Holz M

Geographic consistency and variation in conflicting selection generated by pollinators and seed predators
Sun S-G, Armbruster WS, Huang S-Q

A meta-analysis of leaf nitrogen distribution within plant canopies
Hikosaka K, Anten NPR, Borjigidai A, Kamiyama C, Sakai H, Hasegawa T, Oikawa S, Iio A, Watanabe M, Koike T, Nishina K, Ito A

Longitudinal zonation pattern in Arabidopsis root tip defined by a multiple structural change algorithm
Pacheco-Escobedo MA, Ivanov VB, Ransom-Rodríguez I, Arriaga-Mejía G, Ávila H, Baklanov IA, Pimente A, Corkidi G, Doerner P, Dubrovsky JG, Álvarez-Buylla ER, Garay-Arroyo A

The Specific Peroxidase Differentiates Brachypodium Distachyon Accessions and Associates with Drought Tolerance Traits
Na Luo N, Yu X, Nie G, Liu J, Jiang Y

Papers accepted week commencing 28 March 2016

Responses of orchids to habitat change over a 27-year period in Corsica
Vogt-Schilb H, Pradel R, Geniez P, Hugot L, Delage A, Richard F, Schatz B

Strengthening the taxonomic backbone of Thai orchid conservation: genetic fingerprinting and morphometry applied to a species complex in Geodorum
Pedersen HÆ, Srimuang K-O, Watthana S

Climatic and topographical correlates of plant paleo- and neo-endemism in a Mediterranean biodiversity hotspot
Molina-Venegas R, Aparicio A, Lavergne S, Arroyo J

A large historical refugium explains spatial patterns of genetic diversity in a Neotropical savanna tree species
e Souza HAV, Collevatti RG, Lima-Ribeiro MS, de Lemos-Filho JP, Lovato MB

Identification of the seasonal conditions required for dormancy break of Persoonia longifolia (Proteaceae), a species with a woody indehiscent endocarp
Chia KA, Sadler R, Turner SR, Baskin CC

Measuring spore settling velocity for an improved assessment of dispersal rates in mosses
Zanatta F, Patiño J, Lebeau F, Massinon M, Hylander K, de Haan M, Ballings P, Degreef J, Vanderpoorten A

Organellar phylogenomics of an emerging model system: Sphagnum (peatmoss)
Shaw AJ, Devos N, Liu Y, Cox CJ, Goffinet B, Flatberg KI, Shaw B

The remarkable stomata of horsetails (Equisetum): patterning, ultrastructure and development
Cullen E, Rudall PJ

Simulation of carbon allocation and organ growth variability in apple tree by connecting architectural and source-sink models
Pallas B, Da Silva D, Valsesia P, Yang W, Guillaume O, Lauri P-E, Vercambre G, Génard M, Costes E

Total growth and root-cluster production by legumes and proteas depends on rhizobacterial strain, host species and nitrogen level
Lamont BB, Pérez-Fernández M

Anchorage failure of young trees in sandy soils is prevented by a rigid central part of the root system with various designs
Dorval AD, Meredieu C, Danjon F

Unravelling roots of lianas: a case study in Sapindaceae
Bastos CL, Tamaio N, Angyalossy V

Papers accepted week commencing 21 March 2016

Phylogenetic relationships, diversification and expansion of chili peppers (Capsicum, Solanaceae)
García CC, Barfuss MHJ, Sehr EM, Barboza GE, Samuel R, Moscone EA, Ehrendorfer F

Relationship between soil nutrients and mycorrhizal associations of two Bipinnula species (Orchidaceae) from central Chile.
Mujica MI, Saez N, Cisternas M, Manzano M, Armesto JJ, Pérez F

Papers accepted week commencing 14 March 2016

Neighbourhood structure and light availability influence the variations in plant design of shrubs in two cloud forests of different successional status
Guzmán Q JA, Roberto A, Cordero S

Breeding System Diversification and Evolution in American Poa supersect. Homalopoa (Poaceae: Poeae: Poinae)
Giussani LM, Gillespie LJ, Scataglini MA, Negritto MÁ, Anton AM, Soreng RJ

Italian horticultural and culinary records of summer squash (Cucurbita pepo, Cucurbitaceae) and emergence of the zucchini in nineteenth-century Milan
Lust TA, Paris HS

Evolution and diversity of floral scent chemistry in the euglossine bee-pollinated orchid genus Gongora
Hetherington-Rauth MC, Ramírez SR

Arbuscular mycorrhizal growth responses are fungal specific but do not differ between soybean genotypes with different phosphorus efficiency
Wang X, Zhao S, Bücking H

A novel Brassica-rhizotron system to unravel the dynamic changes in root system architecture of oilseed rape under phosphorus deficiency
Yuan P, Ding G-D, Cai H-M, Jin K-M, Broadley MR, Xu F-S, Shi L

Papers accepted week commencing 29 February 2016

Linking ice accretion and crown structure: towards a model of the effect of freezing rain on tree canopies
Nock CA, Lecigne B, Taugourdeau O, Greene DF, Dauzat J, Delagrange S, Messier C

Root adaptations to soils with low fertility and aluminum toxicity
Rao IM, Miles JW, Beebe SE, Horst WJ

Environmental and physiological effects on grouping of drought-tolerant and susceptible rice varieties related to rice (Oryza sativa) root hydraulics under drought
Henry A, Wehler R, Grondin A, Franke R, Quintana M

Papers accepted week commencing 22 February 2016

Sequencing of whole plastid genomes and nuclear ribosomal DNA of Diospyros species (Ebenaceae) endemic to New Caledonia: many species, little divergence
Turner B, Paun O, Munzinger J, Chase MW, Samuel R

A field-to-desktop toolchain for X-ray CT densitometry enables tree-ring analysis
de Mil T, Vannoppen A, Beeckman H, van Acker J, van den Bulcke J

Variable presence of the inverted repeat and plastome stability in Erodium
Blazier JC, Jansen RK, Mower JP, Govindu M, Zhang J, Weng M-L, Ruhlman TA

Plant-plant interactions mediate the plastic and genotypic response of Plantago asiatica to CO2: an experiment with plant populations from naturally high CO2 areas
van Loon MP, Rietkerk M, Dekker SC, Hikosaka K, Ueda MU, Anten NPR

Effects of silicon treatment and inoculation with Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. vasinfectum on cellular defences in root tissues of two cotton cultivars
Whan JA, Dann EK, Aitken EAB

Plant Defences on Land and in Water: Why Are They so Different?
Vermeij GJ

Spatial-temporal analysis of polyethylene glycol-reduced aluminium accumulation and XET action in root tips of common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.)
Zhang M, Ma Y, Horst WJ, Yang Z-B

Papers accepted week commencing 15 February 2016

An ultra-high density genetic linkage map of perennial ryegrass (Lolium perenne) using genotyping by sequencing (GBS) based on a reference shotgun genome assembly
Velmurugan J, Mollison E, Barth D, Marshall D, Milne L, Creevey CJ, Lynch B, Meally H, McCabe M, Milbourne D

Sensitivity of the xerophytic moss Syntrichia caninervis to prolonged simulated nitrogen deposition
Zhang Y, Zhou X, Yin B, Downing A

Plant root tortuosity: an indicator of root path formation in soil with different composition and density
Popova L, van Dusschoten D, Nagel KA, Fiorani F, Mazzolai B

Rooting depth and root depth distribution of Trifolium repens × T. uniflorum interspecific hybrids
Nichols SN, Hofmann RW, Williams WM, van Koten C

Papers accepted week commencing 8 February 2016

Repeated gains in yellow and anthocyanin pigmentation in flower colour transitions in the Antirrhineae
Ellis TJ, Field DL

Ethylene is involved in root phosphorus remobilization in rice (Oryza sativa) by regulating cell wall pectin and enhancing phosphate translocation to shoots
Zhu XF, Zhu CQ, Zhao XS, Zheng SJ, Shen RF

Asymmetrical development of root endodermis and exodermis in reaction to abiotic stresses
Líška D, Martinka M, Kohanová J, Lux A

Papers accepted week commencing 1 February 2016

Oxygen absorption by adventitious roots promotes the survival of completely submerged terrestrial plants
Ayi1 Q, Zeng B, Liu J, Li S, van Bodegom PM, Cornelissen JHC

Photosynthesis-related characteristics of the midrib and the interveinal lamina in leaves of C3-CAM intermediate plant Mesembryanthemum crystallinum
Kuźniak E, Kornas A, Kaźmierczak A, Rozpądek P, Nosek M, Kocurek M, Zellnig G, Müller M, Miszalski Z

Exploring the ontogenetic scaling hypothesis during the diversification of pollination syndromes in Caiophora (Loasaceae, subfam. Loasoideae)
Strelin M, Benitez-Vieyra S, Fornoni J, Klingenberg CP, Cocucci A

Papers accepted week commencing 25 January 2016

Low-temperature leaf photosynthesis of a Miscanthus germplasm collection correlates positively to shoot growth rate and specific leaf area
Jiao X, Kørup K, Andersen MN, Petersen KK, Prade T, Jeżowski S, Ornatowski S, Górynowicz B, Spitz I, Lærke PE, Jørgensen U

Tinkering with transcription factor networks for developmental robustness of Ranunculales flowers
Becker A

Is it worth to hyperaccumulate Ni on non-serpentine soils? Decomposition dynamics of mixed-species litters containing hyperaccumulated Ni across serpentine and non-serpentine

Adamidis GC, Kazakou E, Aloupi M, Dimitrakopoulos PG

Relationship between the species-representative phenotype and intraspecific variation in Ranunculaceae floral organ and Asteraceae flower numbers
Kitazawa MS, Fujimoto K

Analysis of the Arabidopsis superman allelic series and the interactions with other genes demonstrate developmental robustness and joint specification of male-female boundary,

flower meristem termination, and carpel compartmentalization
Breuil-Broyer S, Trehin C, Morel P, Boltz V, Sun B, Chambrier P, Ito T, Negrutiu I

Papers accepted week commencing 18 January 2016

Minimal temperature of pollen germination controls species distribution along a temperature gradient
Rosbakh S, Poschlod P

Transformation of plum plants with a cytosolic ascorbate peroxidase transgene leads to enhanced water stress tolerance
Diaz-Vivancos P, Faize L, Nicolás E, Clemente-Moreno MJ, Bru-Martinez R, Burgos L, Hernández JA

Molecular phylogeny and genome size evolution of the genus Betula (Betulaceae)
Wang N, McAllister HA, Bartlett PR, Buggs RJA

Factors driving species assemblage in Mediterranean soil seed banks: from the large to the fine scale
Peralta AML, Sánchez AM, Luzuriaga AL, Escudero A

Light-dependent activation of phosphoenolpyruvate carboxylase by reversible phosphorylation in cluster roots of white lupin plants: diurnal control in response to photosynthate

Shane MW, Feil R, Lunn JE, Plaxton WC

Papers accepted week commencing 11 January 2016

Exploring novel genetic sources of salinity tolerance in rice through molecular and physiological characterization
Rahman MA, Thomson MJ, Shah-E-Alam M, de Ocampo M, Egdane J, Ismail AM

Neutral processes contribute to patterns of spatial variation for flower colour in the Mediterranean Iris lutescens (Iridaceae)
Wang H, Talavera M, Min Y, Flaven E, Imbert E

Patterning of stomata in the moss Funaria: a simple way to space guard cells
Merced A, Renzaglia KS

Papers accepted week commencing 04 January 2016

Something in the air? The impact of volatiles on mollusc attack of oilseed rape seedlings
Shannon RWR, Félix A-E, Poppy GM, Newland PL, van Dam NM, Hanley ME

The significance of developmental robustness for species diversity
Melzer R, Theißen G

The origin of the bifurcating style in Asteraceae (Compositae)
Katinas L, Hernández MP, Arambarri AM, Funk VA

Insights from the pollination drop proteome and the ovule transcriptome of Cephalotaxus at the time of pollination drop production
Pirone-Davies C, Prior N, von Aderkas P, Smith D, Hardie D, Friedman WE, Mathews S

Convergent occurrence of the developmental hourglass in plant and animal embryogenesis?
Cridge AG, Dearden PK, Brownfield LR

The effect of vapour pressure deficit on stomatal conductance, sap pH and leaf-specific hydraulic conductance in Eucalyptus globulus clones grown under two watering regimes
Hernandez MJ, Montes F, Ruiz F, Lopez G, Pita P

Papers accepted week commencing 28 December 2015

Retain or repel? Droplet volume does matter when measuring leaf wetness traits
Matos IS, Rosado BHP

Leaf density explains variation in leaf mass per area in rice across cultivars and nitrogen treatments
Xiong D, Wang D, Liu X, Peng S, Huang J, Li Y

Papers accepted week commencing 21 December 2015

High throughput phenotyping (HTP) identifies seedling root traits linked to variation in seed yield and nutrient capture in field-grown oilseed rape (Brassica napus L.)
Thomas CL, Graham NS, Hayden R, Meacham MC, Neugebauer K, Nightingale M, Dupuy LX, Hammond JP, White PJ, Broadley MR

Obdiplostemony: the occurrence of a transitional stage linking robust flower configurations
Ronse De Craene L, Bull-Hereñu K

Papers accepted week commencing 14 December 2015

Low tolerance to simulated herbivory in Hawaiian seedlings despite induced changes in photosynthesis and biomass allocation
Barton KE

Cytokinin, auxin and physiological polarity in the aquatic carnivorous plants Aldrovanda vesiculosa and Utricularia australis
Šimura J, Spíchal L, Adamec L, Pěnčík A, Rolčík J, Novák O, Strnad M

How do secretory products cross the plant cell wall to be released? A new hypothesis involving cyclic mechanical actions of the protoplast
Paiva EAS

Arabinogalactan proteins and pectin distribution during female gametogenesis in Quercus suber L.
Lopes AL, Costa ML, Sobral R, Costa MM, Amorim MI, Coimbra S

Developmental mechanisms underlying variable, invariant and plastic phenotypes
Abley K, Locke JCW, Ottoline Leyser HM

Excessive sulfur accumulation and ionic storage behaviour identified in species of Acacia (Leguminosae: Mimosoideae)
Reid N, Robson TC, Radcliffe B, Verrall M

Papers accepted week commencing 07 December 2015

The effect of injury on whole-plant senescence: An experiment with two root-sprouting Barbarea species
Martínková J, Šmilauer P, Mihulka S, Latzel V, Klimešová J

The gelatinous extracellular matrix facilitates transport studies in kelp: visualization of pressure-induced flow reversal across sieve plates
Knoblauch J, Peters WS, Knoblauch M

Phylogenetic origin of limes and lemons revealed by cytoplasmic and nuclear markers
Curk F, Ollitrault F, Garcia-Lor A, Luro F, Navarro L, Ollitrault P

Papers accepted week commencing 30 Nov 2015

Allometric exponents as a tool to study the influence of climate on the trade-off between primary and secondary growth in major north-eastern American tree species
Franceschini T, Martin-Ducup O, Schneider R

The expression of light-related leaf functional traits depends on the location of individual leaves within the crown of isolated Olea europaea L. trees.
Escribano-Rocafort AG, Ventre-Lespiaucq AB, Granado-Yela C, Rubio de Casas R, Delgado JA, Balaguer L

Is plasticity across seasons adaptive in the annual cleistogamous plant Lamium amplexicaule?
Stojanova B, Maurice S, Cheptou P-O

Does light influence the relationship between a native stem hemiparasite and a native or introduced host?
Cirocco RM, Facelli JM, Watling JR

Papers accepted week commencing 16 Nov 2015

Pure species in a continuum of genetic and morphological variation: sympatric oaks at the edge of their range
Beatty GE, Montgomery WI, Spaans F, Tosh DG, Provan J

Proteome analysis of digestive fluids in Nepenthes pitchers
Rottloff S, Miguel S, Biteau F, Nisse E, Hammann P, Kuhn L, Chicher J, Bazile V, Gaume L, Mignard B, Hehn A, Bourgaud F

Papers accepted week commencing 9 Nov 2015

Reproductive patterns, genetic diversity and inbreeding depression in two close Jumellea species with contrasting commonness and distribution
Blambert L, Mallet B, Humeau L, Pailler T

Differences in mycorrhizal communities between Epipactis palustris, E. helleborine and its presumed sister species E. neerlandica
Jacquemyn H, Waud M, Lievens B, Brys R

Reproductive organ and young tissues show constrained elemental composition in Arabidopsis thaliana
Yan Z, Guan H, Han W, Han T, Guo Y, Fang J

Papers accepted week commencing 2 Nov 2015

Cavitation of intercellular spaces is critical to establishment of hydraulic properties of compression wood of Chamaecyparis obtusa seedlings
Nakaba S, Hirai A, Kudo K, Yamagishi Y, Yamane K, Kuroda K, Nugroho WD, Kitin P, Funada R

How endogenous plant pararetroviruses shed light on Musa evolution
Duroy P-O, Perrier X, Laboureau N, Jacquemoud-Collet J-P, Iskra-Caruana M-L

The mean and variability of a floral trait have opposing effects on fitness traits
Dai C, Liang X, Ren J, Liao M, Li J, Galloway LF

Lower selfing rates in metallicolous populations than in nonmetallicolous populations of the pseudometallophyte Noccaea caerulescens (Brassicaceae) in Southern France
Mousset M, David P, Petit C, Pouzadoux J, Hatt C, Flaven É, Ronce O, Mignot A

Cell wall matrix polysaccharide distribution and cortical microtubule organization: two factors controlling mesophyll cell morphogenesis in land plants
Sotiriou P, Giannoutsou E,Panteris E, Apostolakos P, Galatis B

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