Plant Biology

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.
Best in the company of nearby males: female success in the threatened cycad, Zamia portoricensis

Editor rating: 8 / 10

Paolo Giordani –– A good and unique contribution about the cycad reproduction in natural populations.
Mitochondrial genomes organization in alloplasmic lines of sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) with various types of cytoplasmic male sterility

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Vsevolod Makeev –– The authors carefully invested into DNA scaffolding and resolved insertion and inversion in their mt genome, by the way adding the number of sunflower mt genomes available from one two three.
Genetic analysis of water loss of excised leaves associated with drought tolerance in wheat

Editor rating: 6 / 10

Yuriy Orlov –– Drought tolerance in wheat is important agricultural problem.
Mulch and groundcover effects on soil temperature and moisture, surface reflectance, grapevine water potential, and vineyard weed management

Editor rating: 6 / 10

Budiman Minasny –– This paper described a field experiment on reducing bare soil cover in vineyards
Initial response of phenology and yield components of wheat (Triticum durum L., CIRNO C2008) under experimental warming field conditions in the Yaqui Valley

Editor rating: 6 / 10

Samuel Abiven –– It brings new information about crop behaviour under warming.
The use of chloroplast genome sequences to solve phylogenetic incongruences in Polystachya Hook (Orchidaceae Juss)

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Gabriela Parra Olea –– This manuscript contains a large amount of data to elucidate the phylogenetic relationships of a group of orchids. Interesting methodology.
Two new species of Primulina (Gesneriaceae) from limestone karsts of China

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Paolo Giordani –– A small but effective evidence to the fact that we still need good basic sistematic research.
Understanding the cone scale in Cupressaceae: insights from seed-cone teratology in Glyptostrobus pensilis

Editor rating: 6 / 10

William DiMichele –– Considers the evolution of a conifer reproductive organ system in light of developmental and evolutionary biology. Conifer ovulate cones have long been of interest and this paper should attract attention from various parts of the botanical and evolutionary-developmental research communities.

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New paper on #cycad reproductive biology - Best in the company of nearby males: female success in the threatened #cycad, Zamia portoricensis https://t.co/EwhKLNA0Yn via @thePeerJ

Mulch and groundcover effects on soil temperature and moisture, surface reflectance, grapevine water potential, and vineyard weed management https://t.co/GyIzcl8rlW @thePeerJ

My article has been published today in @thePeerJ https://t.co/tGpVNahgJg #AgriculturalScience #PlantScience #ClimateChangeBiology

Using next-generation sequencing to tackle difficult taxonomic problems in orchids - see our new study at https://t.co/Mehq9fPq2J #Biodiversity #EvolutionaryStudies #Genomics #PlantScience #Taxonomy @thePeerJ @GGBC_GU @Harvard