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Mycorrhizal ecology and evolution: the past, the present, and the future


Marcel G. A. van der Heijden, Francis M. Martin, Marc-André Selosse and Ian R. Sanders

Volume 205, Issue: 4, Year: 2015



The hidden side of plant invasions: the role of genome size


Jan Suda, Laura A. Meyerson, Ilia J. Leitch and Petr Pyšek

Volume 205, Issue: 3, Year: 2015



A worldwide analysis of within-canopy variations in leaf structural, chemical and physiological traits across plant functional types


Ülo Niinemets, Trevor F. Keenan and Lea Hallik

Volume 205, Issue: 3, Year: 2015



Biological control of invasive plant species: a reassessment for the Anthropocene


Timothy R. Seastedt

Volume 205, Issue: 2, Year: 2015



The importance of lipid modified proteins in plants


Piers A. Hemsley

Volume 205, Issue: 2, Year: 2015



Root structural and functional dynamics in terrestrial biosphere models – evaluation and recommendations


Jeffrey M. Warren, Paul J. Hanson, Colleen M. Iversen, Jitendra Kumar, Anthony P. Walker and Stan D. Wullschleger

Volume 205, Issue: 1, Year: 2015



The unseen iceberg: plant roots in arctic tundra


Colleen M. Iversen, Victoria L. Sloan, Patrick F. Sullivan, Eugenie S. Euskirchen, A. David McGuire, Richard J. Norby, Anthony P. Walker, Jeffrey M. Warren, and Stan D. Wullschleger

Volume 205, Issue: 1, Year: 2015



The evolutionary ecology of C4 plants


Pascal-Antoine Christin and Colin P. Osborne

Volume 204, Issue: 4, Year: 2014



Traits, properties, and performance: how woody plants combine hydraulic and mechanical functions in a cell, tissue, or whole plant


Barbara Lachenbruch, and Katherine A. McCulloh

Volume 204, Issue: 4, Year: 2014



Experiences from the Brazilian Atlantic Forest: ecological findings and conservation initiatives


Carlos A. Joly Jean Paul Metzger and Marcelo Tabarelli

Volume 204, Issue: 3, Year: 2014



Climate refugia: joint inference from fossil records, species distribution models and phylogeography


Daniel G. Gavin, Matthew C. Fitzpatrick, Paul F. Gugger, Katy D. Heath, Francisco Rodríguez-Sánchez, Solomon Z. Dobrowski, Arndt Hampe, Feng Sheng Hu, Michael B. Ashcroft, Patrick J. Bartlein, Jessica L. Blois, Bryan C. Carstens, Edward B. Davis, Guillaume de Lafontaine, Mary E. Edwards, Matias Fernandez, Paul D. Henne, Erin M. Herring, Zachary A. Holden, Wo

Volume 204, Issue: 1, Year: 2014



Drowned, buried and carried away: effects of plant traits on the distribution of native and alien species in riparian ecosystems


Jane A. Catford, Roland Jansson

Volume 204, Issue: 1, Year: 2014



Gate control: guard cell regulation by microbial stress


Deirdre H. McLachlan, Michaela Kopischke and Silke Robatzek

Volume: 203, Issue: 4, Year: 2014



Mesophyll photosynthesis and guard cell metabolism impacts on stomatal behaviour


Tracy Lawson, Andrew J. Simkin, Gilor Kelly and David Granot

Volume 203, Issue: 4, Year: 2014



Late-acting self-incompatibility - the pariah breeding system in flowering plants


Peter E. Gibbs

Volume: 203, Issue: 3, Year: 2014



PIN-driven polar auxin transport in plant developmental plasticity: a key target for environmental and endogenous signals


Myckel E. J. Habets and Remko Offringa

Volume: 203, Issue: 2, Year: 2014



Closing gaps: linking elements that control stomatal movement


Hannes Kollist, Maris Nuhkat and M. Rob G. Roelfsema

Volume: 203, Issue: 1, Year: 2014



Abiotic and biotic stress combinations


Nobuhiro Suzuki, Rosa M. Rivero, Vladimir Shulaev, Eduardo Blumwald and Ron Mittler

Volume: 203, Issue: 1, Year: 2014



PIFs get BRright: PHYTOCHROME INTERACTING FACTORs as integrators of light and hormonal signals


Miguel de Lucas and Salomé Prat

Volume: 202, Issue: 4, Year: 2014



Nitric oxide function in plant biology: a redox cue in deconvolution


Manda Yu, Lorenzo Lamattina, Steven H. Spoel and Gary J. Loake

Volume: 202, Issue: 4, Year: 2014



Current issues in the evolutionary ecology of ant-plant symbioses


Veronika E. Mayer, Megan E. Frederickson, Doyle McKey, Rumsaïs Blatrix

Volume: 202, Issue: 3, Year: 2014



Putting the brakes on: abscisic acid as a central environmental regulator of stomatal development


Caspar C. C. Chater, James Oliver, Stuart Casson and Julie E. Gray

Volume:202, Issue: 2, Year: 2014



How mangrove forests adjust to rising sea level


Ken W. Krauss, Karen L. McKee, Catherine E. Lovelock, Donald R. Cahoon, Neil Saintilan, Ruth Reef, Luzhen Chen

Volume: 202, Issue: 1, Year: 2014



ABA control of plant macroelement membrane transport systems in response to water deficit and high salinity


Yuriko Osakabe, Kazuko Yamaguchi-Shinozaki, Kazuo Shinozaki, Lam-Son Phan Tran

Volume: 202, Issue: 1, Year: 2014



Cryptospores and cryptophytes reveal hidden diversity in early land floras


Dianne Edwards, Jennifer L. Morris, John B. Richardson, Paul Kenrick

Volume: 202, Issue: 1, Year: 2014



Life histories of hosts and pathogens predict patterns in tropical fungal plant diseases


Graciela García-Guzmán, Martin Heil

Volume: 201, Issue: 4, Year: 2014



Behind the scenes: the roles of reactive oxygen species in guard cells


Yuwei Song, Yuchen Miao, Chun-Peng Song

Volume: 201, Issue: 4, Year: 2014


Opposite carbon isotope discrimination during dark respiration in leaves versus roots – a review


Jaleh Ghashghaie, Franz W. Badeck

Volume: 201, Issue: 3, Year: 2014



MADS reloaded: evolution of the AGAMOUS subfamily genes


Ludovico Dreni and Martin M. Kater

Volume: 201, Issue 3, Year: 2014



Explaining intraspecific diversity in plant secondary metabolites in an ecological context


Ben D. Moore, Rose L. Andrew, Carsten Külheim and William J. Foley

Volume: 201, Issue 3, Year: 2014



My body is a cage: mechanisms and modulation of plant cell growth


Luke Braidwood, Christian Breuer and Keiko Sugimoto

Volume: 201, Issue 2, Year: 2014



Facilitation as a ubiquitous driver of biodiversity


Eliot J. B. McIntire and Alex Fajardo

Volume: 201, Issue 2, Year: 2014



Evolution in subdivided plant populations: concepts, recent advances and future directions


John R. Pannell and Peter D. Fields

Volume: 201, Issue 2, Year: 2014



Gene networks controlling Arabidopsis thaliana flower development


Diarmuid Seosamh Ó'Maoiléidigh, Emmanuelle Graciet and Frank Wellmer

Volume: 201, Issue 1, Year: 2014



On the importance of balancing selection in plants


Lynda F. Delph and John K. Kelly

Volume: 201, Issue 1, Year: 2014



Synthesis and modeling perspectives of rhizosphere priming


Weixin Cheng, William J. Parton, Miquel A. Gonzalez-Meler, Richard Phillips, Shinichi Asao, Gordon G. McNickle, Edward Brzostek and Julie D. Jastrow

Volume: 201, Issue 1, Year: 2014



Paternal leakage, heteroplasmy, and the evolution of plant mitochondrial genomes


David E. McCauley

Volume: 200, Issue 4, Year: 2013



Environmental and physiological determinants of carbon isotope discrimination in terrestrial plants


Lucas A. Cernusak, Nerea Ubierna, Klaus Winter, Joseph A. M. Holtum, John D. Marshall, Graham D. Farquhar

Volume: 200, Issue 4, Year: 2013



Integrative invasion science: model systems, multi-site studies, focused meta-analysis and invasion syndromes


Christoph Kueffer, Petr Pyšek, David M. Richardson

Volume: 200, Issue 3, Year: 2013



Several developmental and morphogenetic factors govern the evolution of stomatal patterning in land plants


Paula J. Rudall, Jason Hilton, Richard M. Bateman

Volume: 200, Issue 3, Year: 2013



Evaluating theories of drought-induced vegetation mortality using a multimodel-experiment framework


Nate G. McDowell, Rosie A. Fisher, Chonggang Xu, J. C. Domec, Teemu Hölttä, D. Scott Mackay, John S. Sperry, Amanda Boutz, Lee Dickman, Nathan Gehres, Jean Marc Limousin, Alison Macalady, Jordi Martínez-Vilalta, Maurizio Mencuccini, Jennifer A. Plaut, Jérôme Ogée, Robert E. Pangle, Daniel P. Rasse, Michael G. Ryan, Sanna Sevanto, Richard H. Waring, A. Pa

Volume: 200, Issue 2, Year: 2013



Bioengineering of plant (tri)terpenoids: from metabolic engineering of plants to synthetic biology in vivo and in vitro


Tessa Moses, Jacob Pollier, Johan M. Thevelein, Alain Goossens

Volume: 200, Issue 1, Year: 2013


Exploiting plant virus-derived components to achieve in planta expression and for templates for synthetic biology applications

Keith Saunders, George P. Lomonossoff

Volume: 200, Issue 1, Year: 2013


Evolution, selection and isolation: a genomic view of speciation in fungal plant pathogens

Eva Holtgrewe Stukenbrock

Volume: 199, Issue 4, Year: 2013


Nematode effector proteins: an emerging paradigm of parasitism

Melissa G. Mitchum, Rischard S. Hussey, Thomas J. Baum, Xiaohong Wang, Axel A. Elling, Martin Wubben, Eric L. Davis 

Volume: 199, Issue 4, Year: 2013


Protein actors sustaining arbuscular mycorrhizal symbiosis: underground artists break the silence

Ghislaine Recorbet, Cosette Abdallah, Jenny Renaut, Daniel Wipf, Eliane Dumas-Gaudot

Volume: 199, Issue 1, Year: 2013


The Arabidopsis embryo as a miniature morphogenesis model

Jos R. Wendrich, Dolf Weijers

Volume: 199, Issue 1, Year: 2013


Spatiotemporal changes in the role of cytokinin during root development

Marta Del Bianco, Leonardo Giustini, Sabrina Sabatini

Volume: 199, Issue 2, Year: 2013


Apoplastic immunity and its suppression by filamentous plant pathogens

Gunther Doehlemann, Christoph Hemetsberger

Volume: 198, Issue 4, Year: 2013


Leaf venation: structure, function, development, evolution, ecology and applications in the past, present and future

Lawren Sack, Christine Scoffoni

Volume: 198, Issue 4, Year: 2013


Senescence, ageing and death of the whole plant

Howard Thomas

Volume: 197, Issue 3, Year: 2013


Competition between roots and microorganisms for nitrogen: mechanisms and ecological relevance

Yakov Kuzyakov, Xingliang Xu

Volume: 198, Issue 3, Year: 2013


Sexual polyploidization in plants - cytolgoical mechanisms and molecular regulation

Nico De Storme, Danny Geelen

Volume: 198, Issue 3, Year: 2013


Cospeciation vs host-shift speciation: methods for testing, evidence from natural assocations and relation to coevolution

D.M. de Vienne, G. Refrégier, M. López-Villavicencio, A. Tellier, M.E. Hood, T. Giraud

Volume: 198, Issue 2, Year: 2013


Is self-fertilization an evolutionary dead end?

Boris Igic, Jeremiah W. Busch

Volume: 198, Issue 2, Year: 2013


Heavy traffic in the fast lane: long-distance signalling by macromolecules

Colin G.N. Turnbull, Rosa M. López-Cobollo

Volume: 198, Issue 1, Year: 2013


Biosynthesis, function and metabolic engineering of plant volatile organic compounds

Natalia Dudareva, Antje Klempien, Joëlle K. Muhlermann, Ian Kaplan

Volume: 198, Issue 1, Year: 2013


Sensitivity of plants to changing atmospheric CO2 concentration: from the geological past to the next century

Peter J. Franks, Mark A. Adams, Jeffrey S. Amthor, Margaret M. Barbour, Joseph A. Berry, David S. Ellsworth, Graham D. Farquhar, Oula Ghannoum, Jon Lloyd, Nate McDowell, Richard J. Norby, David T. Tissue and Susanne von Caemmerer

Volume: 197, Issue 4, Year: 2013


From ozone depletion to agriculture: understanding the role of UV radiation in sustainable crop production

Jason J. Wargent, Brian R. Jordan

Volume: 197, Issue 4, Year: 2013


Cytoskeletal and membrane dynamics during higher plant cytokinesis

Colleen M. McMichael, Sebastian Y. Bednarek

Volume: 197, Issue 4, Year: 2013


Emerging role for RNA-based regulation in plant immunity

Dorothee Staiger, Christin Korneli, Martina Lummer, Lionel Navarro

Volume: 197, Issue 2, Year: 2013



A conceptual framework for restoration of threatened plants: the effective model of American chestnut (Castanea dentata) reintroduction

Douglass F. Jacobs, Harmony J. Dalgleish, C. Dana Nelson

Volume: 197, Issue 2, Year: 2013


Fruit aromas in mature fleshy fruits as signals of readiness for predation and seed dispersal

Ana Rodríguez, Berta Alquézar, Leandro Peña

Volume: 197, Issue 1, Year: 2013


Resprouting as a key functional trait: how buds, protection and resources drive persistence after fire

P.J. Clarke, M.J. Lawes, J.J. Midgley, B.B. Lamont, F. Ojeda, G.E. Burrows, N.J. Enright, K.J.E. Knox

Volume: 197, Issue 1, Year: 2013


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