Plant, Cell & Environment

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Accepted Articles (Accepted, unedited articles published online and citable. The final edited and typeset version of record will appear in future.)

Edited By: Keith Mott

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ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2014: 7/204 (Plant Sciences)

Online ISSN: 1365-3040


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  1. Original Articles

    1. Accumulation of sugars in the xylem apoplast observed under water stress conditions is controlled by xylem pH.

      Francesca Secchi and Maciej A. Zwieniecki

      Accepted manuscript online: 17 MAY 2016 02:55PM EST | DOI: 10.1111/pce.12767

      The xylem of poplar trees was shown to respond to embolism formation by accumulating soluble carbohydrates in the apoplast and dropping xylem sap pH. Our analysis suggests that there is a functional link between these two processes. Real time, in vivo measurements showed a sudden drop in the pH of the xylem apoplast in the range of stem water potentials responsible for severe levels of embolism. The restoration of higher pH followed recovery from stress. Measurements also showed that the observed range of changes in pH may influence the dynamics of sugar accumulation in xylem sap. We propose a new model of stem ‘priming’ for stress recovery that is triggered by lowering pH of the xylem and the activation of xylem invertase.

    2. Ethylene-dependent aerenchyma formation in adventitious roots is regulated differently in rice and maize

      Takaki Yamauchi, Akihiro Tanaka, Hitoshi Mori, Itsuro Takamure, Kiyoaki Kato and Mikio Nakazono

      Accepted manuscript online: 12 MAY 2016 04:25AM EST | DOI: 10.1111/pce.12766

    3. Differential expression of microRNAs and potential targets under drought stress in barley

      Jannatul Ferdous, Juan Carlos Sanchez-Ferrero, Peter Langridge, Linda Milne, Jamil Chowdhury, Chris Brien and Penny J. Tricker

      Accepted manuscript online: 7 MAY 2016 11:20AM EST | DOI: 10.1111/pce.12764

    4. Seasonal dynamics of δ13C of C-rich fractions from Picea abies (Norway spruce) and Fagus sylvatica (European beech) fine roots

      Alex Paya, Thorsten E. E. Grams and Taryn L. Bauerle

      Accepted manuscript online: 7 MAY 2016 11:20AM EST | DOI: 10.1111/pce.12765

    5. Loss-of-function mutations in the APX1 gene result in enhanced selenium tolerance in Arabidopsis thaliana

      Li Jiang, Ziping Chen, Qiuchen Gao, Lingkun Ci, Shuqing Cao, Yi Han and Weiyan Wang

      Accepted manuscript online: 5 MAY 2016 12:40PM EST | DOI: 10.1111/pce.12762

    6. Hydraulic conductance and the maintenance of water balance in flowers

      Adam B. Roddy, Craig R. Brodersen and Todd E. Dawson

      Accepted manuscript online: 3 MAY 2016 10:49PM EST | DOI: 10.1111/pce.12761

  2. Reviews

    1. The β-Cyanoalanine Synthase Pathway: Beyond Cyanide Detoxification

      Marylou Machingura, Eitan Salomon, Joseph M. Jez and Stephen D. Ebbs

      Accepted manuscript online: 26 APR 2016 02:50PM EST | DOI: 10.1111/pce.12755

  3. Original Articles

    1. Hd3a, RFT1 and Ehd1 integrate photoperiodic and drought stress signals to delay the floral transition in rice

      Francesca Galbiati, Remo Chiozzotto, Franca Locatelli, Alberto Spada, Annamaria Genga and Fabio Fornara

      Accepted manuscript online: 25 APR 2016 11:11AM EST | DOI: 10.1111/pce.12760

    2. Improved Phytophthora resistance in commercial chickpea (Cicer arietinum) varieties negatively impacts symbiotic gene signalling and symbiotic potential in some varieties

      Jonathan M. Plett, Krista L. Plett, Sean L. Bithell, Chris Mitchell, Kevin Moore, Jeff R. Powell and Ian C. Anderson

      Accepted manuscript online: 22 APR 2016 02:50AM EST | DOI: 10.1111/pce.12757

    3. Volatile compounds emitted by diverse phytopathogenic microorganisms promote plant growth and flowering through cytokinin action

      Ángela María Sánchez-López, Marouane Baslam, Nuria De Diego, Francisco José Muñoz, Abdellatif Bahaji, Goizeder Almagro, Adriana Ricarte-Bermejo, Pablo García-Gómez, Jun Li, Jan F. Humplík, Ondřej Novák, Lukáš Spíchal, Karel Doležal, Edurne Baroja-Fernández and Javier Pozueta-Romero

      Accepted manuscript online: 19 APR 2016 02:40PM EST | DOI: 10.1111/pce.12759

  4. Opinions

    1. Toward an index of desiccation time to tree mortality under drought

      Chris J. Blackman, Sebastian Pfautsch, Brendan Choat, Sylvain Delzon, Sean M. Gleason and Remko A. Duursma

      Accepted manuscript online: 19 APR 2016 01:45PM EST | DOI: 10.1111/pce.12758

  5. Original Articles

    1. HD2C histone deacetylase and a SWI/SNF chromatin remodeling complex interact and both are involved in mediating the heat stress response in Arabidopsis

      Daniel Buszewicz, Rafał Archacki, Antoni Palusiński, Maciej Kotliński, Anna Fogtman, Roksana Iwanicka-Nowicka, Katarzyna Sosnowska, Jan Kuciński, Piotr Pupel, Jacek Olędzki, Michał Dadlez, Aleksandra Misicka, Andrzej Jerzmanowski and Marta Kamila Koblowska

      Accepted manuscript online: 16 APR 2016 06:20AM EST | DOI: 10.1111/pce.12756

    2. Photoperiod-dependent changes in the phase of core clock transcripts and global transcriptional outputs at dawn and dusk in Arabidopsis

      Anna Flis, Ronan Sulpice, Daniel D. Seaton, Alexander A. Ivakov, Magda Liput, Christin Abel, Andrew J. Millar and Mark Stitt

      Accepted manuscript online: 14 APR 2016 05:36AM EST | DOI: 10.1111/pce.12754

    3. The influence of drought and heat stress on long term carbon fluxes of bioenergy crops grown in the Midwestern US

      Eva Joo, Mir Zaman Hussain, Marcelo Zeri, Michael D. Masters, Jesse N. Miller, Nuria Gomez-Casanovas, Evan H. DeLucia and Carl J. Bernacchi

      Accepted manuscript online: 4 APR 2016 10:51AM EST | DOI: 10.1111/pce.12751


      Perennial grasses have been identified as being, in many ways, ideal feedstocks for bioenergy production. Yet side-by-side comparisons of key carbon fluxes and pools, particularly in response to climate extremes, for perennial grasses compared with the traditional row crops that they replace are needed. This research represents a long-term eddy covariance experiment, encompassing a severe drought, where three perennial ecosystem are compared with traditional row crops. The results show that perennial ecosystems are more resilient to drought than row crops both in terms of carbon uptake and storage and that a post-drought effect may be more likely in a perennial relative to annual ecosystem. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.

  6. Meeting Reports

    1. Plant hydraulics as a central hub integrating plant and ecosystem function: meeting report for “Emerging Frontiers in Plant Hydraulics” (Washington, DC, May 2015)

      Lawren Sack, Marilyn C. Ball, Craig Brodersen, Stephen D. Davis, David L. Des Marais, Lisa A. Donovan, Thomas J. Givnish, Uwe G. Hacke, Travis Huxman, Steven Jansen, Anna L. Jacobsen, Dan Johnson, George W. Koch, Christophe Maurel, Katherine A. McCulloh, Nate G. McDowell, Andrew McElrone, Frederick C. Meinzer, Peter J. Melcher, Gretchen North, Matteo Pellegrini, William T. Pockman, R. Brandon Pratt, Anna Sala, Louis S. Santiago, Jessica A. Savage, Christine Scoffoni, Sanna Sevanto, John Sperry, Stephen D. Tyerman, Danielle Way and N. Michele Holbrook

      Accepted manuscript online: 2 APR 2016 09:36AM EST | DOI: 10.1111/pce.12732

  7. Original Articles

    1. Microarray and genetic analysis reveals that csa-miR159b plays a critical role in abscisic acid-mediated heat tolerance in grafted cucumber plants

      Hao Li, Yu Wang, Ze Wang, Xie Guo, Feng Wang, Xiao-Jian Xia, Jie Zhou, Kai Shi, Jing-Quan Yu and Yan-Hong Zhou

      Accepted manuscript online: 2 APR 2016 03:21AM EST | DOI: 10.1111/pce.12745

    2. Element distribution and iron speciation in mature wheat grains (Triticum aestivum L.) using synchrotron X-ray fluorescence microscopy mapping and XANES imaging

      Niels De Brier, Sara V.Gomand, Erica Donner, David Paterson, Erik Smolders, Jan A. Delcour and Enzo Lombi

      Accepted manuscript online: 2 APR 2016 01:16AM EST | DOI: 10.1111/pce.12749

      While it is known that much of the iron (Fe) in wheat grains is associated with phytate in the aleurone, little is known about the distribution of Fe species in the other grain tissues (i.e. crease, embryo) and about the local association of Fe with other possible ligands. This paper demonstrates the use of XANES imaging for speciation analysis of an essential element in a staple food grain. Our results show that large differences in element distribution and Fe speciation exist within and between different wheat grain tissues due to the presence of different transport mechanisms. We show that Fe in the nucellar projection is not phytate bound.

    3. Organelle redox autonomy during environmental stress

      Avishay Bratt, Shilo Rosenwasser, Andreas Meyer and Robert Fluhr

      Accepted manuscript online: 2 APR 2016 12:25AM EST | DOI: 10.1111/pce.12746

    4. Acclimation of the crucifer Eutrema salsugineum to phosphate limitation is associated with constitutively high expression of phosphate-starvation genes

      V.M.E. Velasco, John Mansbridge, Samantha Bremner, Kimberley Carruthers, Peter S. Summers, Wilson W.L. Sung, Marc J. Champigny and Elizabeth A. Weretilnyk

      Accepted manuscript online: 1 APR 2016 09:45PM EST | DOI: 10.1111/pce.12750

      Phosphorus is a limiting macronutrient in many natural habitats and managed agricultural systems. We show that an extremophile crucifer, Eutrema salsugineum (synonymous with Thellungiella salsuginea) copes with low phosphate (Pi) using strategies different than its close relative, Arabidopsis thaliana. Pi-starved seedlings and four-week old plants have reduced Pi content relative to plants fertilized with Pi but otherwise exhibit comparable phenotype and biomass suggesting that Eutrema has a naturally high capacity to acquire and manage Pi efficiently. Our results are consistent with Eutrema plants anticipating low environmental Pi, a behaviour revealed in part by a constitutive expression of genes identified as Pi-starvation responsive in other plants, including Arabidopsis.

    5. Genetic background and environmental conditions drive metabolic variation in wild type and transgenic soybean (Glycine max) seeds

      Hagai Cohen, Ofer M. Shir, Yang Yu, Wensheng Hou, Shi Sun, Tianfu Han and Rachel Amir

      Accepted manuscript online: 1 APR 2016 08:15PM EST | DOI: 10.1111/pce.12748

      Brief Summary Statement

      Wild type and transgenic soybean (Glycine max) seeds with higher methionine contents were grown in four geographical habitats in China characterized by different climatic conditions. Using metabolite profiling and advanced statistical tools we revealed genotype-by-environment interactions, suggesting that mutual relationships existing between the variables of genetic background and environmental conditions are key-determining factors of metabolite profiles in seeds grown under natural environments.

    6. A loss-of-function allele of OsHMA3 associated with high cadmium accumulation in shoots and grain of Japonica rice cultivars

      Jiali Yan, Peitong Wang, Peng Wang, Meng Yang, Xingming Lian, Zhong Tang, Chao-Feng Huang, David E. Salt and Fang-Jie Zhao

      Accepted manuscript online: 1 APR 2016 11:57AM EST | DOI: 10.1111/pce.12747

    7. Regulation of loquat fruit low temperature response and lignification involves interaction of heat shock factors and genes associated with lignin biosynthesis

      Jiao-ke Zeng, Xian Li, Jing Zhang, Hang Ge, Xue-ren Yin and Kun-song Chen

      Accepted manuscript online: 22 MAR 2016 09:31PM EST | DOI: 10.1111/pce.12741

    8. Systems genetics reveals key genetic elements of drought induced gene regulation in diploid potato

      Dennis van Muijen, Anitha Anithakumari, Chris Maliepaard, Richard G. F. Visser and C. Gerard van der Linden

      Accepted manuscript online: 22 MAR 2016 05:50AM EST | DOI: 10.1111/pce.12744

    9. Physiological and molecular mechanisms mediating xylem Na+ loading in barley in the context of salinity stress tolerance

      Min Zhu, Meixue Zhou, Lana Shabala and Sergey Shabala

      Accepted manuscript online: 16 FEB 2016 11:32AM EST | DOI: 10.1111/pce.12727


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