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A Single-Cell RNA Sequencing Profiles the Developmental Landscape of Arabidopsis Root.

Mol Plant 2019 Apr 17. Epub 2019 Apr 17.

National Key Laboratory of Plant Molecular Genetics (NKLPMG), CAS Center for Excellence in Molecular Plant Sciences, Institute of Plant Physiology and Ecology (SIPPE), Shanghai 200032, P. R. China; University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai 200032, P. R. China; ShanghaiTech University, Shanghai 200031, P. R. China. Electronic address:

Cells have the inherent heterogeneity. Recent advances in the single-cell gene expression studies enable us to explore transcriptional regulation in dynamic development processes and highly heterogeneous cell populations. Using high-throughput single-cell RNA sequencing (scRNA-seq) assay, we found that the cells in Arabidopsis root are highly heterogeneous in their transcriptomes. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.molp.2019.04.004DOI Listing
April 2019
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Two RING-finger ubiquitin E3 ligases regulate the degradation of SPX4, the internal phosphate sensor, for phosphate homeostasis and signaling in rice.

Mol Plant 2019 Apr 16. Epub 2019 Apr 16.

Key Laboratory of Plant Nutrition and Fertilizer, Ministry of Agriculture, Institute of Agricultural Resources and Regional Planning, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Beijing 100081, China. Electronic address:

SPX-domain containing proteins play an important role in inorganic phosphate (Pi) sensing, signaling and transport in eukaryotes. In plants, the only SPX-domain containing proteins (SPXs) are known to integrate cellular Pi status and negatively regulate the activity of Pi central regulators, PHOSPATE STARVATION RESPONSE proteins (PHRs). The stability of SPX proteins, such as SPX4 was reduced under Pi-deficient condition. Read More

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Natural Variations at TIG1 Encoding a TCP Transcription Factor Contribute to Plant Architecture Domestication in Rice.

Mol Plant 2019 Apr 16. Epub 2019 Apr 16.

State Key Laboratory of Plant Physiology and Biochemistry, China Agricultural University, Beijing, 100193, China. Electronic address:

The modification of plant architecture was a crucial target in rice domestication and modern genetic improvement. Although a fraction of genes regulating rice plant architecture have been characterized, the molecular mechanisms underlying rice plant architecture domestication has not been elucidated. Here we show that the phenotype of inclined growth tiller in wild rice is controlled by a single dominant gene, TILLER INCLINED GROWTH 1 (TIG1), which is on chromosome 8 and encodes a TCP transcriptional activator. Read More

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Sustainable Agriculture: From Sweet Sorghum Planting, Ensiling to Ruminant Feeding.

Authors:
Qi Xie Zhihong Xu

Mol Plant 2019 Apr 16. Epub 2019 Apr 16.

School of Advanced Agricultural Sciences, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China. Electronic address:

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The Reference Genome Sequence of Scutellaria baicalensis Provides Insights into the Evolution of Wogonin Biosynthesis.

Mol Plant 2019 Apr 15. Epub 2019 Apr 15.

Shanghai Key Laboratory of Plant Functional Genomics and Resources, Shanghai Chenshan Botanical Garden, Shanghai Chenshan Plant Science Research Center, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai, China; John Innes Centre, Norwich, NR4 7UH UK. Electronic address:

Scutellaria baicalensis Georgi is important in Chinese Traditional Medicine where preparations of dried roots, 'Huang Qin', are used for liver and lung complaints including complementary cancer treatments. We report a high-quality reference genome sequence for S. baicalensis where 93% of the 408. Read More

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April 2019
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De novo Domestication: An Alternative Route toward New Crops for the Future.

Mol Plant 2019 Apr 15. Epub 2019 Apr 15.

National Key Laboratory of Crop Genetic Improvement, Huazhong Agricultural University, Wuhan 430070, China. Electronic address:

Current global agricultural production must feed over 7 billion people. However, productivity varies greatly across the globe and is under threat from both increased competitions for land and climate change and associated environmental deterioration. Moreover, the increase in human population size and dietary changes are putting an ever-greater burden on agriculture. Read More

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SINA E3 Ubiquitin Ligases: Versatile Moderators of Plant Growth and Stress Response.

Mol Plant 2019 Apr 6. Epub 2019 Apr 6.

State Key Laboratory for Biology of Plant Diseases and Insect Pests, Institute of Plant Protection, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Beijing, 100193, China; Department of Plant Pathology, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, 43210, USA. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.molp.2019.03.013DOI Listing

The Systems Biology of Lateral Root Formation: Connecting the dots.

Mol Plant 2019 Apr 3. Epub 2019 Apr 3.

Computational Developmental Biology Group, Department of Biology, Utrecht University, The Netherlands. Electronic address:

The root system is a major determinant of a plant's access to water and nutrients. The architecture of this root system to a large extent depends on the repeated formation of new lateral roots. In this review we discuss lateral root development from a systems biology perspective. Read More

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April 2019
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Regulation of resource partitioning coordinates nitrogen and rhizobia responses and autoregulation of nodulation in the legume Medicago truncatula.

Mol Plant 2019 Apr 3. Epub 2019 Apr 3.

School of Life Sciences, University of Warwick, Coventry, CV4 7AL, United Kingdom. Electronic address:

Understanding how plants respond to nitrogen in their environment is crucial for determining how they use it and how this nitrogen use impacts other processes related to plant growth and development. Under nitrogen limitation the activity and affinity of uptake systems is increased in roots and lateral root formation is regulated in order to adapt to lower nitrogen levels and scavenge from the soil. Plants in the legume family can form associations with rhizobial nitrogen fixing bacteria, and this association is tightly regulated by nitrogen levels. Read More

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Two Arabidopsis Receptor-Like Cytoplasmic Kinases SZE1 and SZE2 Associate with the ZAR1-ZED1 Complex and Are Required for Effector-Triggered Immunity.

Mol Plant 2019 Apr 1. Epub 2019 Apr 1.

Key Laboratory of Plant Molecular Physiology, CAS Center for Excellence in Molecular Plant Sciences, Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100093, China; National Center for Plant Gene Research, Beijing 100093, China. Electronic address:

Plants utilize intracellular nucleotide-binding leucine-rich repeat domain-containing receptors (NLRs) to recognize pathogen effectors and induce a robust defense response named effector-triggered immunity (ETI). The Arabidopsis NLR protein HOPZ-ACTIVATED RESISTANCE 1 (ZAR1) forms a precomplex with the HOPZ-ETI-DEFICIENT1 (ZED1), a receptor-like cytoplasmic kinase (RLCK) XII-2 subfamily member, to recognize the Pseudomonas syringae effector HopZ1a. We previously described a dominant mutant of Arabidopsis ZED1, zed1-D, that displays temperature-sensitive autoimmunity in a ZAR1-dependent manner. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.molp.2019.03.012DOI Listing
April 2019
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The citrus Huanglongbing crisis and potential solutions.

Authors:
Nian Wang

Mol Plant 2019 Apr 1. Epub 2019 Apr 1.

Citrus Research and Education Center, Department of Microbiology and Cell Science, University of Florida/Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, Lake Alfred, FL, USA; China-USA Citrus Huanglongbing Joint Laboratory (A joint laboratory of The University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences and Gannan Normal University), National Navel Orange Engineering Research Center, Gannan Normal University, Ganzhou 341000, Jiangxi, China. Electronic address:

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Improving plant genome editing with high-fidelity xCas9 and non-canonical PAM-targeting Cas9-NG.

Mol Plant 2019 Mar 27. Epub 2019 Mar 27.

Department of Biotechnology, School of Life Sciences and Technology, Center for Informational Biology, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu 610054, China. Electronic address:

Engineered SpCas9 variants, namely xCas9 and Cas9-NG, have shown promising potential on improving targeting specificity and broadening the targeting range. In this study, we evaluated these Cas9 variants in the model and crop plant, rice. We first tested xCas9 (xCas9-3. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.molp.2019.03.011DOI Listing
March 2019
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Genome engineering in rice using Cas9 variants that recognize NG PAM sequences.

Mol Plant 2019 Mar 27. Epub 2019 Mar 27.

Shanghai Center for Plant Stress Biology,CAS Center of Excellence in Molecular Plant Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai 200032, China; Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907, USA. Electronic address:

CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing relies on sgRNA-target DNA base pairing and a short downstream PAM sequence to recognize target DNA. The strict PAM requirement hinders the applications of CRISPR-Cas9 system since it restricts the targetable sites in the genomes. xCas9 and SpCas9-NG are two recently engineered SpCas9 variants that can recognize more relaxed NG PAMs, which have great potential in addressing the issue of PAM constraint. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.molp.2019.03.009DOI Listing
March 2019
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Cas9-NG greatly expands the targeting scope of genome-editing toolkit by recognizing NG and other atypical PAMs in rice.

Mol Plant 2019 Mar 27. Epub 2019 Mar 27.

State Key Laboratory for Biology of Plant Diseases and Insect Pests, Institute of Plant Protection, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Beijing 100193, China. Electronic address:

The CRISPR technologies enabling precise genome manipulation are valuable for the gene function study and molecular crop breeding. However, the requirement of a protospacer adjacent motif (PAM), such as NGG, TTN, etc., for Cas protein recognition restricts the targetable genomic loci in applications. Read More

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Development of a Haploid-Inducer Mediated Genome Editing System for Accelerating Maize Breeding.

Mol Plant 2019 Apr 19;12(4):597-602. Epub 2019 Mar 19.

School of Life Sciences, State Key Laboratory for Conservation and Utilization of Subtropical Agro-Bioresources, South China Agricultural University, Guangzhou 510642, China. Electronic address:

Crop breeding aims to generate pure inbred lines with multiple desired traits. Doubled haploid (DH) and genome editing using CRISPR/Cas9 are two powerful game-changing technologies in crop breeding. However, both of them still fall short for rapid generation of pure elite lines with integrated favorable traits. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.molp.2019.03.006DOI Listing

Sequencing of cultivated peanut, Arachis hypogaea, yields insights into genome evolution and oil improvement.

Mol Plant 2019 Mar 19. Epub 2019 Mar 19.

South China Peanut Sub-center of National Center of Oilseed Crops Improvement, Guangdong Key Laboratory for Crops Genetic Improvement, Crops Research Institute, Guangdong Academy of Agricultural Sciences (GAAS), Guangzhou, China. Electronic address:

Cultivated peanut (Arachis hypogaea L.) is an allotetraploid crop, planted in Asia, Africa and America for edible oil and protein. To explore the origins and consequences of tetraploidy, we sequenced the allotetraploid A. Read More

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March 2019
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CHLORAD: Eradicating Translocon Components from the Outer Membrane of the Chloroplast.

Mol Plant 2019 Apr 16;12(4):467-469. Epub 2019 Mar 16.

Laboratory of Plant Physiology, University of Neuchatel, 2000 Neuchâtel, Switzerland. Electronic address:

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Molecular Mechanism of the Specificity of Protein Import into Chloroplasts and Mitochondria in Plant Cells.

Mol Plant 2019 Mar 16. Epub 2019 Mar 16.

Division of Integrative Biosciences and Biotechnology, Pohang University of Science and Technology, Pohang 37673, Korea; Department of Life Sciences, Pohang University of Science and Technology, Pohang 37673, Korea. Electronic address:

Plants possess both types of endosymbiotic organelles, chloroplasts and mitochondria. Transit peptides and presequences function as signal sequences for specific import into chloroplasts and mitochondria, respectively. However, how these highly similar signal sequences confer the protein import specificity remains elusive. Read More

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March 2019
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May the Force Be with You: Overlooked Mechanical Signaling.

Authors:
Yuling Jiao

Mol Plant 2019 Apr 12;12(4):464-466. Epub 2019 Mar 12.

State Key Laboratory of Plant Genomics, Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100101, China; University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China. Electronic address:

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The Auxin-Regulated Protein ZmAuxRP1 Coordinates the Balance between Root Growth and Stalk Rot Disease Resistance in Maize.

Mol Plant 2019 Mar 25;12(3):360-373. Epub 2018 Oct 25.

State Key Laboratory of Plant Physiology and Biochemistry/National Maize Improvement Center/College of Agronomy and Biotechnology/Center for Crop Functional Genomics and Molecular Breeding, China Agricultural University, 2 West Yuanmingyuan Road, Beijing 100193, P. R. China. Electronic address:

To optimize fitness, plants must efficiently allocate their resources between growth and defense. Although phytohormone crosstalk has emerged as a major player in balancing growth and defense, the genetic basis by which plants manage this balance remains elusive. We previously identified a quantitative disease-resistance locus, qRfg2, in maize (Zea mays) that protects against the fungal disease Gibberella stalk rot. Read More

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March 2019
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Artemisinin Biosynthesis in Non-glandular Trichome Cells of Artemisia annua.

Mol Plant 2019 Mar 6. Epub 2019 Mar 6.

Department of Plant and Microbial Biology, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, USA. Electronic address:

Artemisinin-based combination therapy (ACT) forms the first line of malaria treatment. However, the yield fluctuation of artemisinin has remained an unsolved problem in meeting the global demand for ACT. This problem is mainly caused by the glandular trichome (GT)-specific biosynthesis of artemisinin in all currently used Artemisia annua cultivars. Read More

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March 2019
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A Chromosome-Scale Genome Assembly of Paper Mulberry (Broussonetia papyrifera) Provides New Insights into Its Forage and Papermaking Usage.

Mol Plant 2019 Jan 31. Epub 2019 Jan 31.

Key Laboratory of Plant Resources, Institute of Botany, The Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100093, China; ChuangGou Science & Technology Co. Ltd., Beijing 100049, China. Electronic address:

Paper mulberry (Broussonetia papyrifera) is a well-known woody tree historically used for Cai Lun papermaking, one of the four great inventions of ancient China. More recently, paper mulberry has also been used as forage to address the shortage of feedstuff because of its high digestible crude fiber and protein contents. In this study, we obtained a chromosome-scale genome assembly for paper mulberry using an integrated approach, including Illumina and single-molecule real-time sequencing as well as Hi-C, optical and genetic maps. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.molp.2019.01.021DOI Listing
January 2019
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Diverse Chromatic Acclimation Processes Regulating Phycoerythrocyanin and Rod-Shaped Phycobilisome in Cyanobacteria.

Mol Plant 2019 Feb 26. Epub 2019 Feb 26.

Department of Environmental and Life Sciences, Toyohashi University of Technology, 1-1 Hibarigaoka, Tempaku, Toyohashi, Aichi 441-8580, Japan.

Cyanobacteria have evolved various photoacclimation processes to perform oxygenic photosynthesis under different light environments. Chromatic acclimation (CA) is a widely recognized and ecologically important type of photoacclimation, whereby cyanobacteria alter the absorbing light colors of a supermolecular antenna complex called the phycobilisome. To date, several CA variants that regulate the green-absorbing phycoerythrin (PE) and/or the red-absorbing phycocyanin (PC) within the hemi-discoidal form of phycobilisome have been characterized. Read More

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February 2019
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The HuangZaoSi Maize Genome Provides Insights into Genomic Variation and Improvement History of Maize.

Mol Plant 2019 Mar 23;12(3):402-409. Epub 2019 Feb 23.

Maize Research Center, Beijing Academy of Agriculture & Forestry Sciences (BAAFS), Beijing Key Laboratory of Maize DNA Fingerprinting and Molecular Breeding, Shuguang Garden Middle Road No. 9, Beijing 100097, China. Electronic address:

Maize is a globally important crop that was a classic model plant for genetic studies. Here, we report a 2.2 Gb draft genome sequence of an elite maize line, HuangZaoSi (HZS). Read More

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March 2019
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TIR-Learner, a New Ensemble Method for TIR Transposable Element Annotation, Provides Evidence for Abundant New Transposable Elements in the Maize Genome.

Mol Plant 2019 Mar 23;12(3):447-460. Epub 2019 Feb 23.

Department of Genetics, Development and Cell Biology, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011-3260, USA; Department of Agronomy, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011-3260, USA. Electronic address:

Transposable elements (TEs) make up a large and rapidly evolving proportion of plant genomes. Among Class II DNA TEs, TIR elements are flanked by characteristic terminal inverted repeat sequences (TIRs). TIR TEs may play important roles in genome evolution, including generating allelic diversity, inducing structural variation, and regulating gene expression. Read More

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Opportunities to Use DNA Methylation to Distil Functional Elements in Large Crop Genomes.

Mol Plant 2019 Mar 22;12(3):282-284. Epub 2019 Feb 22.

Department of Plant and Microbial Biology, University of Minnesota, Saint Paul, MN 55108, USA. Electronic address:

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Multicellular Systems Biology: Quantifying Cellular Patterning and Function in Plant Organs Using Network Science.

Authors:
George W Bassel

Mol Plant 2019 Feb 20. Epub 2019 Feb 20.

School of Biosciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham B15 2TT, UK. Electronic address:

Organ function is at least partially shaped and constrained by the organization of their constituent cells. Extensive investigation has revealed mechanisms explaining how these patterns are generated, with less being known about their functional relevance. In this paper, a methodology to discretize and quantitatively analyze cellular patterning is described. Read More

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February 2019
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The A-B-A of Floral Transition: The to Do List for Perfect Escape.

Authors:
Lucio Conti

Mol Plant 2019 Mar 19;12(3):289-291. Epub 2019 Feb 19.

Department of Biosciences, Università degli Studi di Milano, Via Celoria, 26, 20133 Milano, Italy. Electronic address:

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March 2019
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The Blue-Light Receptor CRY1 Interacts with BZR1 and BIN2 to Modulate the Phosphorylation and Nuclear Function of BZR1 in Repressing BR Signaling in Arabidopsis.

Mol Plant 2019 Feb 11. Epub 2019 Feb 11.

National Key Facility for Crop Gene Resources and Genetic Improvement, Institute of Crop Sciences, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Beijing 100081, China. Electronic address:

The blue-light receptor cryptochrome 1 (CRY1) primarily mediates blue-light inhibition of hypocotyl elongation in Arabidopsis. However, the underlying mechanisms remain largely elusive. We report here that CRY1 inhibits hypocotyl elongation by repressing brassinosteroid (BR) signaling. Read More

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February 2019
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PBS3 Protects EDS1 from Proteasome-Mediated Degradation in Plant Immunity.

Mol Plant 2019 Feb 11. Epub 2019 Feb 11.

Department of Biological Sciences, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208, USA. Electronic address:

Plant immunity is controlled by both positive regulators such as PBS3 and EDS1 and negative regulators such as NPR3 and NPR4. However, the relationships among these important immune regulators remain elusive. In this study, we found that PBS3 interacts with EDS1 in both the cytoplasm and the nucleus, and is required for EDS1 protein accumulation. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.molp.2019.01.023DOI Listing
February 2019
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A Dynamic Signaling Path to Chromatin-Level Control of Plant Drought Response.

Mol Plant 2019 Mar 6;12(3):292-294. Epub 2019 Feb 6.

Institut de Biologie de l'Ecole Normale Supérieure (IBENS), Ecole Normale Supérieure, CNRS, INSERM, PSL University, 75005 Paris, France. Electronic address:

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March 2019
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Database Resources in BIG Data Center: Submission, Archiving, and Integration of Big Data in Plant Science.

Mol Plant 2019 Mar 1;12(3):279-281. Epub 2019 Feb 1.

BIG Data Center, Beijing Institute of Genomics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100101, China; CAS Key Laboratory of Genome Sciences and Information, Beijing Institute of Genomics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100101, China; University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.molp.2019.01.020DOI Listing

Population Genomic Analysis and De Novo Assembly Reveal the Origin of Weedy Rice as an Evolutionary Game.

Mol Plant 2019 Jan 30. Epub 2019 Jan 30.

Rice Research Institute, Shenyang Agricultural University, Shenyang, China. Electronic address:

Crop weediness, especially that of weedy rice (Oryza sativa f. spontanea), remains mysterious. Weedy rice possesses robust ecological adaptability; however, how this strain originated and gradually formed proprietary genetic features remains unclear. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.molp.2019.01.019DOI Listing
January 2019
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A Novel Chimeric Mitochondrial Gene Confers Cytoplasmic Effects on Seed Oil Content in Polyploid Rapeseed (Brassica napus).

Mol Plant 2019 Apr 28;12(4):582-596. Epub 2019 Jan 28.

Key Laboratory of Biology and Genetic Improvement of Oil Crops, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, Oil Crops Research Institute of the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Wuhan 430062, China. Electronic address:

Cytoplasmic effects (CEs) have been discovered to influence a diverse array of agronomic traits in crops, and understanding the underlying mechanisms can help accelerate breeding programs. Seed oil content (SOC) is of great agricultural, nutritional, and economic importance. However, the genetic basis of CEs on SOC (CE-SOC) remains enigmatic. Read More

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April 2019
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Phytophthora sojae Effector PsAvh240 Inhibits Host Aspartic Protease Secretion to Promote Infection.

Mol Plant 2019 Apr 28;12(4):552-564. Epub 2019 Jan 28.

Department of Plant Pathology, Nanjing Agricultural University, Nanjing 210095, China; Key Laboratory of Integrated Management of Crop Diseases and Pests (Ministry of Education), Nanjing 210095, China. Electronic address:

Plants secrete defense molecules into the extracellular space (the apoplast) to combat attacking microbes. However, the mechanisms by which successful pathogens subvert plant apoplastic immunity remain poorly understood. In this study, we show that PsAvh240, a membrane-localized effector of the soybean pathogen Phytophthora sojae, promotes P. Read More

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April 2019
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A Phytophthora capsici Effector Targets ACD11 Binding Partners that Regulate ROS-Mediated Defense Response in Arabidopsis.

Mol Plant 2019 Apr 28;12(4):565-581. Epub 2019 Jan 28.

Department of Plant Pathology, Nanjing Agricultural University, Nanjing 210095, China. Electronic address:

Reactive oxygen species (ROS) play a vital role in plant immune response, but the genes involved in the regulation of ROS are scantily reported. Phytophthora pathogens produce a large number of effectors to promote infection, but the modes of action adopted are largely unknown. Here, we report that RxLR207 could activate ROS-mediated cell death in Nicotiana benthamiana and was essential for virulence of P. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.molp.2019.01.018DOI Listing
April 2019
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Maize Genic Male-Sterility Genes and Their Applications in Hybrid Breeding: Progress and Perspectives.

Mol Plant 2019 Mar 26;12(3):321-342. Epub 2019 Jan 26.

Beijing Engineering Laboratory of Main Crop Bio-Tech Breeding, Beijing International Science and Technology Cooperation Base of Bio-Tech Breeding, Beijing Solidwill Sci-Tech Co. Ltd., Beijing 100192, China.

As one of the most important crops, maize not only has been a source of the food, feed, and industrial feedstock for biofuel and bioproducts, but also became a model plant system for addressing fundamental questions in genetics. Male sterility is a very useful trait for hybrid vigor utilization and hybrid seed production. The identification and characterization of genic male-sterility (GMS) genes in maize and other plants have deepened our understanding of the molecular mechanisms controlling anther and pollen development, and enabled the development and efficient use of many biotechnology-based male-sterility (BMS) systems for crop hybrid breeding. Read More

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March 2019
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The barren stalk2 Gene Is Required for Axillary Meristem Development in Maize.

Mol Plant 2019 Mar 25;12(3):374-389. Epub 2019 Jan 25.

Division of Biological Sciences, Interdisciplinary Plant Group, Bond Life Sciences Center, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211, USA. Electronic address:

The diversity of plant architecture is determined by axillary meristems (AMs). AMs are produced from small groups of stem cells in the axils of leaf primordia and generate vegetative branches and reproductive inflorescences. Previous studies identified genes critical for AM development that function in auxin biosynthesis, transport, and signaling. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.molp.2018.12.024DOI Listing
March 2019
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Evolutionary Origin of JAZ Proteins and Jasmonate Signaling.

Mol Plant 2019 Feb 26;12(2):153-155. Epub 2019 Jan 26.

Graduate School of Science and Technology, Kumamoto University, Kumamoto 860-8555, Japan.

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February 2019
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Contribution of Microbial Inter-kingdom Balance to Plant Health.

Mol Plant 2019 Feb 26;12(2):148-149. Epub 2019 Jan 26.

State Key Laboratory of Plant Genomics, Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology, Chinese Academy of Science, Beijing 100101, China; CAS-JIC Centre of Excellence for Plant and Microbial Science, Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100101, China; University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, College of Advanced Agricultural Sciences, Beijing 100039, China. Electronic address:

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February 2019
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Feedback Regulation of FLC by FLOWERING LOCUS T (FT) and FD through a 5' FLC Promoter Region in Arabidopsis.

Mol Plant 2019 Mar 24;12(3):285-288. Epub 2019 Jan 24.

Shanghai Center for Plant Stress Biology & National Key Laboratory of Plant Molecular Genetics, CAS Center for Excellence in Molecular Plant Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Shanghai 201602, China. Electronic address:

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March 2019
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ZmMs30 Encoding a Novel GDSL Lipase Is Essential for Male Fertility and Valuable for Hybrid Breeding in Maize.

Mol Plant 2019 Mar 23;12(3):343-359. Epub 2019 Jan 23.

Biology and Agriculture Research Center, University of Science and Technology Beijing, Beijing 100024, China; Beijing Engineering Laboratory of Main Crop Bio-Tech Breeding, Beijing International Science and Technology Cooperation Base of Bio-Tech Breeding, Beijing Solidwill Sci-Tech Co. Ltd., Beijing 100192, China. Electronic address:

Genic male sterility (GMS) is very useful for hybrid vigor utilization and hybrid seed production. Although a large number of GMS genes have been identified in plants, little is known about the roles of GDSL lipase members in anther and pollen development. Here, we report a maize GMS gene, ZmMs30, which encodes a novel type of GDSL lipase with diverged catalytic residues. Read More

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March 2019
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Delineation of Nitrogen Signaling Networks: Computational Approaches in the Big Data Era.

Mol Plant 2019 Feb 21;12(2):150-152. Epub 2019 Jan 21.

Biotechnology Research Center, The University of Tokyo, Yayoi 1-1-1, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8657, Japan. Electronic address:

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February 2019
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Endogenous Hypoxia in Lateral Root Primordia Controls Root Architecture by Antagonizing Auxin Signaling in Arabidopsis.

Mol Plant 2019 Apr 11;12(4):538-551. Epub 2019 Jan 11.

Institute of Life Sciences, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Pisa, Italy; Biology Department, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy. Electronic address:

As non-photosynthesizing organs, roots are dependent on diffusion of oxygen from the external environment and, in some instances, from the shoot for their aerobic metabolism. Establishment of hypoxic niches in the developing tissues of plants has been postulated as a consequence of insufficient diffusion of oxygen to satisfy the demands throughout development. Here, we report that such niches are established at specific stages of lateral root primordia development in Arabidopsis thaliana grown under aerobic conditions. Read More

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April 2019
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The Xishuangbanna Declaration on Plant Conservation.

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Mol Plant 2019 Feb 11;12(2):125-126. Epub 2019 Jan 11.

Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Menglun, Mengla, Yunnan 666303, China.

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February 2019
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A Plant Immune Receptor Adopts a Two-Step Recognition Mechanism to Enhance Viral Effector Perception.

Mol Plant 2019 Feb 11;12(2):248-262. Epub 2019 Jan 11.

Department of Plant Pathology, Nanjing Agricultural University, Nanjing 210095, P. R. China. Electronic address:

Plant intracellular nucleotide binding leucine-rich repeat (NLR) immune receptors play critical roles in pathogen surveillance. Most plant NLRs characterized so far were found to use a single domain/sensor to recognize pathogen effectors. Here we report that the Sw-5b NLR immune receptor uses two distinct domains to detect the viral movement protein NSm encoded by tospovirus. Read More

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February 2019
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Plant Genome Editing Database (PGED): A Call for Submission of Information about Genome-Edited Plant Mutants.

Mol Plant 2019 Feb 11;12(2):127-129. Epub 2019 Jan 11.

Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA; Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology Section, School of Integrative Plant Science, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA; USDA-ARS Robert W. Holley Center for Agriculture and Health, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA. Electronic address:

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February 2019
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BRIF-Seq: Bisulfite-Converted Randomly Integrated Fragments Sequencing at the Single-Cell Level.

Mol Plant 2019 Mar 11;12(3):438-446. Epub 2019 Jan 11.

National Key Laboratory of Crop Genetic Improvement, Huazhong Agricultural University, Wuhan 430070, China. Electronic address:

Single-cell bisulfite sequencing (scBS-seq) was developed to assess DNA methylation heterogeneity in human and mouse. However, the reads are under-represented in regions with high DNA methylation, because these regions are usually fragmented into long segments and are seldom sequenced on the Illumina platform. To reduce the read distribution bias and maximize the use of these long segments, we developed bisulfite-converted randomly integrated fragments sequencing (BRIF-seq), a method with high rates of read mapping and genome coverage. Read More

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March 2019
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MapMan4: A Refined Protein Classification and Annotation Framework Applicable to Multi-Omics Data Analysis.

Mol Plant 2019 Jan 9. Epub 2019 Jan 9.

Institute for Bio- and Geosciences (IBG-2: Plant Sciences), Forschungszentrum Jülich, Wilhelm Johnen Straße, Jülich, Germany; Institute for Botany and Molecular Genetics, BioEconomy Science Center, Worringer Weg, RWTH Aachen University, 52074 Aachen, Germany.

Genome sequences from over 200 plant species have already been published, with this number expected to increase rapidly due to advances in sequencing technologies. Once a new genome has been assembled and the genes identified, the functional annotation of their putative translational products, proteins, using ontologies is of key importance as it places the sequencing data in a biological context. Furthermore, to keep pace with rapid production of genome sequences, this functional annotation process must be fully automated. Read More

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January 2019
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Arabidopsis ABF3 and ABF4 Transcription Factors Act with the NF-YC Complex to Regulate SOC1 Expression and Mediate Drought-Accelerated Flowering.

Mol Plant 2019 Apr 9;12(4):489-505. Epub 2019 Jan 9.

Department of Life Sciences, Korea University, Anamro 145, Seongbuk-Gu, Seoul 02841, South Korea. Electronic address:

The drought-escape response accelerates flowering in response to drought stress, allowing plants to adaptively shorten their life cycles. Abscisic acid (ABA) mediates plant responses to drought, but the role of ABA-responsive element (ABRE)-binding factors (ABFs) in the drought-escape response is poorly understood. Here, we show that Arabidopsis thaliana ABF3 and ABF4 regulate flowering in response to drought through transcriptional regulation of the floral integrator SUPPRESSOR OF OVEREXPRESSION OF CONSTANS1 (SOC1). Read More

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April 2019
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