Plant Biology

Metabolic alterations in pea leaves during arbuscular mycorrhiza development
Yuriy Orlov –– This work in plant biology discipline presents novel study on mycorrhizae symbiosis in pea.
Root tolerance and biochemical response of Chinese lettuce (Lactuca sativa L.) genotypes to cadmium stress
Jesús Campos-García –– The work contributes with the Cadmiun plant tolerance study.
Comprehensive classification of the plant non-specific lipid transfer protein superfamily towards its sequence–structure–function analysis
Gerard Lazo –– As stated, the manuscript approaches a comprehensive description of this protein superfamily and well represents the coverage requested from scientists for full disclosure.
Nutritional assessment, phytochemical composition and antioxidant analysis of the pulp and seed of medjool date grown in Mexico
Robert Winkler –– The paper describes the biochemical food quality of ‘Medjool’ date cultivar grown in Mexico. The results of this study suggest health promoting effects by consumption of the fruits.
Molecular characterization of bacterial leaf streak resistance in hard winter wheat
Joseph Gillespie –– The authors identified novel QTL and SNP markers for BLS resistance, which will be invaluable information for the wheat industry.
Transcription factors involved in abiotic stress responses in Maize (Zea mays L.) and their roles in enhanced productivity in the post genomics era
Yuriy Orlov –– This review highlights the area of transcription factors in maize that is important for abiotic stress tolerance in plants. It is important for breeding better crops.
Isolation and functional characterization of two dioxygenases putatively involved in bixin biosynthesis in annatto (Bixa orellana L.)
Axel Tiessen –– Good work with of plant molecular biology and biochemistry. Secondary metabolism in tropical plants
iTRAQ-based quantitative proteome analysis reveals metabolic changes between a cleistogamous wheat mutant and its wild-type wheat counterpart
Gerard Lazo –– This study addresses key traits that may be involved with host-pathogen interactions and attempts to identify key proteins present under the different allele/mutant states.
Genetic diversity of gliadin-coding alleles in bread wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) from Northern Kazakhstan
Yuriy Orlov –– The work presents study on genetic diversity in bread wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) interesting for applications in wheat selection.
Elaborated pollen packaging and dispensing mechanism induced by petal architecture from a Papaveraceae species
Jasmine Janes –– Provides further examples and evidence of secondary pollen placement; a topic that is relatively understudied.
Plant Biology

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New paper! We found sampled NC vendors had 90%+ mislabeling rate for red snapper. All restaurant & market samples were mislabeled

My article has been published today in @thePeerJ #ComputationalBiology #Ecology #MathematicalBiology #Virology #Statistics

Effects of Stellera chamaejasme removal on the nutrient stoichiometry of S. chamaejasme-dominated grasslands in the Qinghai–Tibetan plateau @thePeerJ

Loving this newly discovered species of frog from Peru. Read all about Phrynopus remotum - which lives high up in the Andes - in @thePeerJ

An article I handled as editor has been published today @thePeerJ #Ecology #MarineBiology #ClimateChangeBiology #Biogeochemistry #PopulationBiology

SPANXN2 functions a cell migration inhibitor in testicular germ cell tumor cells @thePeerJ

<Phyllodytes magnus>, #NovaEspécie descoberta na #MataAtlântica baiana por #cientistas da UESC, @usponline e @UesbOficial. É a maior espécie do gênero, com ~40 mm (por isso o 'magnus') e vive em bromélias nas árvores! #biodiversidade #taxonomia #newspecies

New paper in #populationecology on joint live and dead encounter models! When reported mortality probabilities are >0.10, even a small recap probability (0.01) improves precision in demographic estimates. Thanks to co-authors Scott, Ray, Dana!