Publicaties

Genetic regulation of the root angle in cereals

The root angle plays a critical role in efficiently capturing nutrients and water from different soil layers. Steeper root angles enable access to mobile water and nitrogen from deeper soil layers, wh...

DPY1 as an osmosensor for drought signaling

Drought stress has been extensively studied for its effect on the downstream signaling cascade and stress-responsive gene expression, but understanding the process has remained elusive. Recently, Zhao...

The arabidopsis bHLH transcription factor family

Basic helix-loop-helices (bHLHs) are present in all eukaryotes and form one of the largest families of transcription factors (TFs) found in plants. bHLHs function as transcriptional activators and/or...

Memories of heat: autophagy and Golgi recovery

Fluctuations in temperature severely impact crop yield and trigger various plant response mechanisms. In a recent study, Zhou et al. discovered a non-canonical role of autophagy in mediating Golgi app...

Targeting NPR1: a strategy went viral

Non-expressor of pathogenesis-related 1 (NPR1) acts as master regulator of plant immunity by promoting salicylic acid (SA) signalling. Some bacterial and fungal pathogens target NPR1 to inhibit SA-med...

Natural uORF variation in plants

Taking advantage of natural variation promotes our understanding of phenotypic diversity and trait evolution, ultimately accelerating plant breeding, in which the identification of causal variations i...