Plant Biology

Comprehensive classification of the plant non-specific lipid transfer protein superfamily towards its sequence–structure–function analysis
Rogerio Sotelo-Mundo –– This work stands as a reference for plant lipid transfer proteins in the postgenomic era.
Introgression between ecologically distinct species following increased salinity in the Colorado Delta- Worldwide implications for impacted estuary diversity
Therese Markow –– It's a first and the data are very strong/
Genome-wide identification of ABA receptor PYL family and expression analysis of PYLs in response to ABA and osmotic stress in Gossypium
Pankaj Jaiswal –– It contributes to PYL gene family annotation in cotton.
Cell wall composition and lignin biosynthetic gene expression along a developmental gradient in an Australian sugarcane cultivar
Pankaj Jaiswal –– It is an important piece of work describing the cell wall composition from an agronomic food crop that is also a potential bioenergy feedstock.
VSEARCH: a versatile open source tool for metagenomics
Tomas Hrbek –– Potential applications span many disparate fields of science.
Plant Biology

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Time wasted on finding free and accessible papers is valuable time wasted for conservation practitioners. Interesting new paper explores this issue & outlines ways for improvement

“Very few sites can reshape the inferred phylogenetic tree” paper by @realwrf and Donald Canfield

Look at this lovely paper using social media to help study those hard to study herps citizenscience #reptiles @NRF_News

Integrating population genetic structure, microbiome, and pathogens presence data in Dermacentor variabilis @thePeerJ