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Editor's Choice Articles

The editors are pleased to select two articles in Molecular Plant, from Volume 3 Issue 5 onwards, to be free online. Click on the links below to start reading.

6th issue/2014

Connecting Growth and Defense: The Emerging Roles of Brassinosteroids and Gibberellins in Plant Innate Immunity
Lieselotte De Bruyne, Monica Höfte, and David De Vleesschauwer

Arabidopsis Protein Phosphatase 2C ABI1 Interacts with Type I ACC Synthases and Is Involved in the Regulation of Ozone-Induced Ethylene Biosynthesis
Agnieszka  Ludwików, Agata  Cieśla, Anna  Kasprowicz-Maluśki, Filip  Mituła, Małgorzata  Tajdel, Łukasz  Gałgański, Piotr A.  Ziółkowski, Piotr  Kubiak, Arleta  Małecka, Aneta  Piechalak, Marta  Szabat, Alicja Górska, Maciej Dąbrowski, Izabela Ibragimow, and Jan Sadowski

5th issue/2014

Transcriptional Repression by Histone Deacetylases in Plants
Xuncheng Liu, Songguang Yang, Minglei Zhao, Ming Luo, Chun-Wei Yu, Chia-Yang Chen, Ready Tai, and Keqiang Wu

Role of Arabidopsis UV RESISTANCE LOCUS 8 in Plant Growth Reduction under osmotic Stress and Low Levels of UV-B
Rossella Fasano, Nathalie Gonzalez, Alessandra Tosco, Fabrizio Dal Piaz, Teresa Docimo, Ramon Serrano, Stefania Grillo, Antonella Leone, and Dirk Inzé

4th issue/2014

Cell Wall, Cytoskeleton, and Cell Expansion in Higher Plants
Logan Bashline, Lei Lei, Shundai Li, and Ying Gu

TRANSLUCENT GREEN, an ERF Family Transcription Factor, Controls Water Balance in Arabidopsis by Activating the Expression of Aquaporin Genes
Danling Zhu, Zhe Wu, Guangyu Cao, Jigang Li, Jia Wei, Tomohiko Tsuge, Hongya Gu,
Takashi Aoyama, and Li-Jia Qu

3rd issue/2014

PRC1 Marks the Difference in Plant PcG Repression
Myriam Calonje
Covering Your Bases: Inheritance of DNA Methylation in Plant Genomes
Chad E. Niederhuth and Robert J. Schmitz

2nd issue/2014

Cysteine and Cysteine-Related Signaling Pathways in Arabidopsis thaliana
Corinne Marchal, Valérie Delorme-Hinoux, Laetitia Bariat, Wafi Siala, Christophe Belin, Julio Saez-Vasquez, Christophe Riondet, and Jean-Philippe Reichheld

WOX5–IAA17 Feedback Circuit-Mediated Cellular Auxin Response Is Crucial for the Patterning of Root Stem Cell Niches in Arabidopsis
Huiyu Tian, Krzysztof Wabnik, Tiantian Niu, Hanbing Li, Qianqian Yu, Stephan Pollmann, Steffen Vanneste, Willy Govaerts, Jakub Rolčík, Markus Geisler, Jiří Friml, and Zhaojun Ding

1st issue/2014

NTR/NRX Define a New Thioredoxin System in the Nucleus of Arabidopsis thaliana Cells
Corinne Marchal, Valérie Delorme-Hinoux, Laetitia Bariat, Wafi Siala, Christophe Belin, Julio Saez-Vasquez, Christophe Riondet, and Jean-Philippe Reichheld

AtECB1/MRL7, a Thioredoxin-Like Fold Protein with Disulfide Reductase Activity, Regulates Chloroplast Gene Expression and Chloroplast Biogenesis in Arabidopsis thaliana
Qing-Bo Yua, Qian Ma, Meng-Meng Kong, Tuan-Tuan Zhao, Xiao-Lei Zhang, Que Zhou, Chao Huang, Kang Chong, and Zhong-Nan Yang

6th issue/2013

A Novel Integrated Method for Large-Scale Detection, Identification, and Quantification of Widely Targeted Metabolites: Application in the Study of Rice Metabolomics
Wei Chen, Liang Gong, Zilong Guo, Wensheng Wang, Hongyan Zhang, Xianqing Liu, Sibin Yu, Lizhong Xiong, and Jie Luo

From Squalene to Brassinolide: The Steroid Metabolic and Signaling Pathways across the Plant Kingdom
Cécile Vriet, Eugenia Russinova, and Christophe Reuzeau

5th issue/2013

Organelle pH in the Arabidopsis Endomembrane System
Jinbo Shen, Yonglun Zeng, Xiaohong Zhuang, Lei Sun, Xiaoqiang Yao, Peter Pimpl, and Liwen Jiang

Plant E3 Ligases: Flexible Enzymes in a Sessile World
Liyuan Chen and Hanjo Hellmann

4th issue/2013

Control of Cell Wall Extensibility during Pollen Tube Growth
Peter K. Hepler, Caleb M. Rounds, and Lawrence J. Winship

Male–Female Crosstalk during Pollen Germination, Tube Growth and Guidance, and Double Fertilization
Thomas Dresselhaus and Noni Franklin-Tong

3rd issue/2013

Mutant Resources for the Functional Analysis of the Rice Genome
Nili Wang, Tuan Long, Wen Yao, Lizhong Xiong, Qifa Zhang, and Changyin Wu

Recent Progress in Understanding PAMP- and Effector-Triggered Immunity against the Rice Blast Fungus Magnaporthe oryzae
Wende Liu, Jinling Liu, Yuese Ning, Bo Ding, Xuli Wang, Zhilong Wang, and Guo-Liang Wang

2nd issue/2013

Recent Advances in Dissecting Stress-Regulatory Crosstalk in Rices
Rita Sharma, David De Vleesschauwer, Manoj K. Sharma and Pamela C. Ronald

Small RNA Profiling Reveals Phosphorus Deficiency as a Contributing Factor in Symptom Expression for Citrus Huanglongbing Disease
Hongwei Zhao, Ruobai Sun, Ute Albrecht, Chellappan Padmanabhan, Airong Wang, Michael D. Coffey, Thomas Girke, Zonghua Wang, Timothy J. Close, Mikeal Roose, Raymond K. Yokomi, Svetlana Folimonova, Georgios Vidalakis, Robert Rouse, Kim D. Bowman and Hailing Jin

1st issue/2013

KAI2- and MAX2-Mediated Responses to Karrikins and Strigolactones Are Largely Independent of HY5 in Arabidopsis Seedlings
Mark T. Waters and Steven M. Smith

Diverse Roles of Strigolactones in Plant Development
Philip B. Brewer, Hinanit Koltai, and Christine A. Beveridge

6th issue/2012

Endocytic Trafficking towards the Vacuole Plays a Key Role in the Auxin Receptor SCF{TIR}-Independent Mechanism of Lateral Root Formation in A. thaliana
Patricio Pérez-Henríquez, Natasha V. Raikhel, and Lorena Norambuena


RNA-Directed DNA Methylation Is Involved in Regulating Photoperiod-Sensitive Male Sterility in Rice
Jihua Ding, Jianqiang Shen, Hailiang Mao, Weibo Xie, Xianghua Li, and Qifa Zhang

5th issue/2012

Regulation of Shoot and Root Development through Mutual Signaling
Jérôme Puig, Germain Pauluzzi, Emmanuel Guiderdoni, and Pascal Gantet


RNA-Seq Analysis of Developing Nasturtium Seeds (Tropaeolum majus): Identification and Characterization of an Additional Galactosyltransferase Involved in Xyloglucan Biosynthesis
Jacob K. Jensen, Alex Schultink, Kenneth Keegstra, Curtis G. Wilkerson, and Markus Pauly

4th issue/2012

Cellular Auxin Homeostasis: Gatekeeping Is Housekeeping
Michel Ruiz Rosquete, Elke Barbez, and Jürgen Kleine-Vehn


The Role of PIN Auxin Efflux Carriers in Polar Auxin Transport and Accumulation and Their Effect on Shaping Maize Development
Cristian Forestan and Serena Varotto

3rd issue/2012

LOV to BLUF: Flavoprotein Contributions to the Optogenetic Toolkit
John M. Christie, Jayde Gawthorne, Gillian Young, Niall J. Fraser, and Andrew J. Roe


BZS1, a B-box Protein, Promotes Photomorphogenesis Downstream of Both Brassinosteroid and Light Signaling Pathways
Xi-Ying Fan, Yu Sun, Dong-Mei Cao, Ming-Yi Bai, Xiao-Min Luo, Hong-Juan Yang, Chuang-Qi Wei, Sheng-Wei Zhu, Ying Sun,
Kang Chong, and Zhi-Yong Wang

2nd issue/2012

On–Off Switches for Secondary Cell Wall Biosynthesis
Huan-Zhong Wang andRichard A. Dixon

The Or Gene Enhances Carotenoid Accumulation and Stability During Post-Harvest Storage of Potato Tubers
Li Li, Yong Yang, Qiang Xu, Katherine Owsiany, Ralf Welsch, Chureeporn Chitchumroonchokchai, Shan Lu, Joyce Van Eck, Xiu-Xin Deng, Mark Failla, and Theodore W. Thannhauser

1st issue/2012

Emerging Perspectives on the Mechanisms, Regulation, and Distribution of Light Color Acclimation in Cyanobacteria
Andrian Gutu and David M. Kehoe

Defense-Related Calcium Signaling Mutants Uncovered via a Quantitative High-Throughput Screen in Arabidopsis thaliana
Stefanie Ranf, Julia Grimmer, Yvonne Pöschl, Pascal Pecher, Delphine Chinchilla, Dierk Scheel, and Justin Lee

6th issue/2011

PDZ Domain Proteins: ‘Dark Matter’ of the Plant Proteome?
John Gardiner, Robyn Overall, and Jan Marc

Analysis of Gene Expression Patterns during Seed Coat Development in Arabidopsis
Gillian Dean, YongGuo Cao, DaoQuan Xiang, Nicholas J. Provart, Larissa Ramsay, Abdul Ahad, Rick White, Gopalan Selvaraj, Raju Datla, and George Haughn


5th issue/2011

New Insights into Dynamic Actin-Based Chloroplast Photorelocation Movement
Sam-Geun Kong and Masamitsu Wada

To Gate, or Not to Gate: Regulatory Mechanisms for Intercellular Protein Transport and Virus Movement in Plants
Shoko Ueki and Vitaly Citovsky

4th issue/2011

Abscisic Acid Signal off the STARTing Block
Archana Joshi-Saha, Christiane Valon, and Jeffrey Leung

A Highway for War and Peace: The Secretory Pathway in Plant-Microbe Interactions
Dong Wang and Xinnian Dong

3rd issue/2011

Membrane-Transport Systems for Sucrose in Relation to Whole-Plant Carbon Partitioning
Brian G. Ayre

Plant Sucrose Transporters from a Biophysical Point of View
Dietmar Geiger

2nd issue/2011

Cellulose Synthases and Synthesis in Arabidopsis
Anne Endler and Staffan Persson

Cell Wall Biology: Perspectives from Cell Wall Imaging
Kieran J.D. Lee, Susan E. Marcus and J. Paul Knox

1st issue/2011

Update on Chloroplast Research: New Tools, New Topics, and New Trends
Ute Armbruster, Paolo

6th issue/2010: (Dr. Yong-Ling Ruan's choice)

Metabolic and Signaling Aspects Underpinning the Regulation of Plant Carbon Nitrogen Interactions.
Adriano Nunes-Nesi, Alisdair R. Fernie, and Mark Stitt.
Mol. Plant ssq049 first published online October 6, 2010

Recycling of Solanum Sucrose Transporters Expressed in Yeast, Tobacco, and in Mature Phloem Sieve Elements
Johannes Liesche, Hong-Xia He, Bernhard Grimm, Alexander Schulz, and Christina Kühn.
Mol. Plant ssq059 first published online October 5, 2010

5th issue/2010: (Sheng Luan's choice)

MicroRNA171c-Targeted SCL6-II, SCL6-III, and SCL6-IV Genes Regulate Shoot Branching in Arabidopsis
Long Wang, Yan-Xia Mai, Yan-Chun Zhang, Qian Luo, and Hong-Quan Yang.
Mol. Plant (2010) 3(5): 794-806 first published online September 16, 2010

Plant Immunity Triggered by Microbial Molecular Signatures.
Jie Zhang and Jian-Min Zhou.
Mol. Plant (2010) 3(5): 783-793 first published online August 16, 2010