Publicaties

14-3-3 proteins as a major hub for plant immunity

14-3-3 proteins, ubiquitously present in eukaryotic cells, are regulatory proteins involved in a plethora of cellular processes. In plants, they have been studied in the context of metabolism, develop...

University herbaria are uniquely important

University herbaria play critical roles in biodiversity research and training and provide interdisciplinary academic environments that foster innovative uses of natural history collections. Universiti...

Root nitrogen reallocation: what makes it matter?

Root nitrogen (N) reallocation involves remobilization of root N-storage pools to support shoot growth. Representing a critical yet underexplored facet of plant function, we developed innovative frame...

Large language models in plant biology

Large language models (LLMs), such as ChatGPT, have taken the world by storm. However, LLMs are not limited to human language and can be used to analyze sequential data, such as DNA, protein, and gene...

TORC: latest addition to the K+ signaling league

Potassium (K) is an essential macronutrient for plant development. Although the low-K+-responsive calcium (Ca2+) signaling pathway is known, its regulator remained elusive. Li et al. recently demonstr...

Antiviral defense in plant stem cells

Undifferentiated plant and animal stem cells are essential for cell, tissue, and organ differentiation, development, and growth. They possess unusual antiviral immunity which differs from that in spec...

Emerging multiple function of B-RAFs in plants

Recent studies have revealed that B-subgroup rapidly accelerated fibrosarcoma (RAF) kinases have pivotal roles in hormone signaling and stress responses across a wide range of organisms. In this forum...

De novo domestication: what about the weeds?

Most high-yielding crops are susceptible to abiotic and biotic stresses, making them particularly vulnerable to the potential effects of climate change. A possible alternative is to accelerate the dom...

A neat wheat trick to hide genes from selection

A recent study by Li et al. demonstrated that the removal of like heterochromatin protein 1 (LHP1) in common wheat causes developmental drawbacks, yet confers resistance to stripe rust infection. Due...

Cyclic nucleotides – the rise of a family

Cyclic nucleotides 3′,5′-cAMP and 3′,5′-cGMP are now established signaling components of the plant cell while their 2′,3′ positional isomers are increasingly recognized as such. 3′,5′-...