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Duplicated flavonoid 3’-hydroxylase and flavonoid 3’, 5’-hydroxylase genes in barley genome

Editor rating: 6 / 10

Yuriy Orlov –– The work gives an assessment of the evolution dynamics of a gene family encoding for key enzymes of the flavonoid pathway in barley.
Variation in wild pea (Pisum sativum subsp. elatius) seed dormancy and its relationship to the environment and seed coat traits

Editor rating: 6 / 10

Julin Maloof –– This paper is notable because it not only studies variation in germination response to temperature, but relates that variation both to seed coat differences and climatic variables.
Use of a leaf chlorophyll content index to improve the prediction of above-ground biomass and productivity

Editor rating: 6 / 10

Timothy Scheibe –– This article presents and tests an approach to account for variations in chlorophyll content in models of plant productivity, which was not previously considered.
Checklist to the Elatostema (Urticaceae) of Vietnam including 19 new records, ten new combinations, two new names and four new synonyms

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Paolo Giordani –– An accurate checklist which doubles the number of species of Elatostema in Vietnam
Defensin-like peptides in wheat analyzed by whole-transcriptome sequencing: a focus on structural diversity and role in induced resistance

Editor rating: 8 / 10

Yuriy Orlov –– The work consider important problem of plant pathogen resistance using modern sequencing technology.
Symmetry breaking of the cellular lobes closely relates to phylogenetic structure within green microalgae of the Micrasterias lineage (Zygnematophyceae)

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Jürg Bähler –– This is a thorough study of the evolution of diverse cell shapes in green microalgae.
Structural plasticity in root-fungal symbioses: diverse interactions lead to improved plant fitness

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Jorge Curiel Yuste –– Plant-fungal ecological interactions play a central role in how ecosystem function and respond to perturbations. Therefore, ecosystem ecologist will benefit from a review in depth of types and intensity of plant-fungal interactions
Uncovering full-length transcript isoforms of sugarcane cultivar Khon Kaen 3 using single-molecule long-read sequencing

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Joseph Gillespie –– Great resource on long-read sequencing and utilizing single-cell data to understand isoforms.
Identification of exosome-like nanoparticle-derived microRNAs from 11 edible fruits and vegetables

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Alberto Davalos –– Understanding the mechanism of high stability of plant miRNAs outside the plant is relevant for their possible cross-kingdom regulation (if any). Their transport in exosome-like nanoparticles could be one of those mechanism. However, whether this is enough to have a biological effect in vivo is unknown.
Effect of Burkholderia tropica and Herbaspirillum frisingense strains on sorghum growth is plant genotype dependent

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Michael LaMontagne –– Shows how bacteria isolated from one crop can benefit another.

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