Plant, Cell & Environment

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Edited By: Keith Mott

Impact Factor: 5.906

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2013: 10/199 (Plant Sciences)

Online ISSN: 1365-3040

Opinion Piece and Commentary

To foster discussion within the Journal on topics related to plant science, Plant, Cell & Environment publishes selected Opinion and Commentary articles, which discuss current themes and comment on previous research. To join the debate, submit here.



We need winners in the race to increase photosynthesis in rice, whether from conventional breeding, biotechnology or both
Stephen P. Long
This article comments on: Can exploiting natural genetic variation in leaf photosynthesis contribute to increasing rice productivity? A simulation analysis

Interaction between salt and heat stress: when two wrongs make a right
José M. Colmenero-Flores and Miguel A. Rosales
This article comments on: The combined effect of salinity and heat reveals a specific physiological, biochemical and molecular response in tomato plants

New challenges in modelling photosynthesis: temperature dependencies of Rubisco kinetics
A. Diaz-Espejo
This article comments on: Temperature response of in vivo Rubisco kinetics and mesophyll conductance in Arabidopsis thaliana: comparisons to Nicotiana tabacum

Interactions between arbuscular mycorrhizal and non-mycorrhizal plants: do non-mycorrhizal species at both extremes of nutrient availability play the same game?
H. Lambers and F. P. Teste
This article comments on: Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi reduce growth and infect roots of the non-host plant Arabidopsis thaliana

Cutting-edge research or cutting-edge artefact? An overdue control experiment complicates the xylem refilling story
J. Sperry
This article comments on: Cutting xylem under tension or supersaturated with gas can generate PLC and the appearance of rapid recovery from embolism

Deconstructing crop processes and models via identities
J. R. Porter and S. Christensen

Improving the accuracy of chlorophyll fluorescence measurements
J. Harbinson
This article comments on: Closing in on maximum yield of chlorophyll fluorescence using a single multiphase flash of sub-saturating intensity

The devil in the detail of secretions
S. D. Tyerman
This article comments on: Dynamic secretion changes in the salt glands of the mangrove tree species Avicennia officinalis in response to a changing saline environment

The multifaceted relationship between leaf water 18O enrichment and transpiration rate
L. A. Cernusak and A. Kahmen
This article comments on: Transpiration rate relates to within- and across-species variations in effective path length in a leaf water model of oxygen isotope enrichment

Paul Gordon Jarvis, FRS: co-founding editor of Plant, Cell & Environment
H. Smith

Mesophyll conductance: internal insights of leaf carbon exchange
H. Griffiths and B.R. Helliker

Formyl group modification of chlorophyll a: a major evolutionary mechanism in oxygenic photosynthesis
M. Schliep, G. Cavigliasso, R. G. Quinnell, R. Stranger and A. W. D. Larkum

Is it useful to ask why plants emit isoprene?
T. D. Sharkey
This article comments on: Why only some plants emit isoprene

You're so vein: bundle sheath physiology, phylogeny and evolution in C3 and C4 plants
H. Griffiths, G. Weller, L. F. M. Toy and R. J. Dennis


Carbonyl sulfide (COS) as a tracer for canopy photosynthesis, transpiration and stomatal conductance: potential and limitations
G. Wohlfahrt, F. Brilli, L. Hörtnagl, X. Xu, H. Bingemer, A. Hansel and F. Loreto

Strategies of a Bornean tropical rainforest water use as a function of rainfall regime: isohydric or anisohydric?
T. Kumagai and A. Porporato