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Protocols in ecological and environmental plant physiology

 
 

Functional Plant Biology publishes new and significant information on the functional biology of plants at all scales from the molecular through whole plant to community. More

Editor-in-Chief: Sergey Shabala

 
 
 

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Published online 24 June 2016
Stress tolerance mechanisms in Juncus: responses to salinity and drought in three Juncus species adapted to different natural environments 
Mohamad Al Hassan, María del Pilar López-Gresa, Monica Boscaiu and Oscar Vicente

Responses to salinity and drought were analysed in three rush species with different degrees of salt tolerance. The most tolerant species – sea rush and spiny rush – were more efficient in inhibition of the transport of toxic ions to the aerial part of the plants, activate potassium transport at high external salt concentrations, and accumulated much higher levels of proline as an osmoprotectant. These findings contribute to elucidate relevant stress tolerance mechanisms in Juncus species.

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Published online 23 June 2016
Rapid stomatal response to fluctuating light: an under-explored mechanism to improve drought tolerance in rice 
Mingnan Qu, Saber Hamdani, Wenzhen Li, Shimei Wang, Jiuyou Tang, Zhuo Chen, Qingfeng Song, Ming Li, Honglong Zhao, Tiangen Chang, Chengcai Chu and Xinguang Zhu

Stomatal dynamics in response to fluctuating light can affect water use efficiency and carbon assimilation. This work demonstrated a robust correlation between stomatal delays and drought tolerance through large-scale field investigation to 204 rice mini-core population, and highlighted the importance of natural variation of stomatal movements on leaf economics for breeding programs targeting drought resistance in rice.

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Published online 17 June 2016
Genotypic variation in photosynthetic limitation responses to K deficiency of Brassica napus is associated with potassium utilisation efficiency 
Zhifeng Lu, Jianwei Lu, Yonghui Pan, Xiaokun Li, Rihuan Cong and Tao Ren

Plant cultivars higher in potassium utilisation efficiency (KUtE) are likely to have better gross CO2 assimilation and yield under potassium (K) deficiency; however, the inner link between KUtE and photosynthesis remains unclear. The differences on photosynthetic limitations between two cultivars (differ in KUtE) under K deficiency were explored here. Cultivars higher in KUtE were superiority ascribing to their lower K-based thresholds for photosynthetic limitations.

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Published online 14 June 2016
Different photosynthetic acclimation mechanisms are activated under waterlogging in two contrasting Lolium perenne genotypes 
Barbara Jurczyk, Ewa Pociecha, Janusz Košcielniak and Marcin Rapacz

Increased precipitation during warmer winters may lead to low-temperature waterlogging. The aim of the study was to evaluate the effects of cold waterlogging on photosynthesis: it was shown that different photosynthetic acclimation systems are activated. The results indicate that the predicted climatic changes may modify cold acclimation process in plants.

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Published online 14 June 2016
In vivo and in vitro approaches demonstrate proline is not directly involved in the protection against superoxide, nitric oxide, nitrogen dioxide and peroxynitrite 
Santiago Signorelli, Camila Imparatta, Marta Rodríguez-Ruiz, Omar Borsani, Francisco J. Corpas and Jorge Monza

Plants accumulate proline under diverse stresses, and it has been suggested that proline protects against oxidative stress; however, it is still unclear whether or not its protection is due to antioxidant activity. In this study we evaluated whether proline reacts with several reactive oxygen and nitrogen species and demonstrated that proline is not a scavenger of peroxynitrite, superoxide, nitric oxide and nitrogen dioxide. This implies that describing proline as a general antioxidant molecule is not correct.

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Published online 07 June 2016
Salinity tolerances of three succulent halophytes (Tecticornia spp.) differentially distributed along a salinity gradient 
Louis Moir-Barnetson, Erik J. Veneklaas and Timothy D. Colmer

The distribution of halophytes in saline landscapes is often correlated with varying levels of soil salinity. Three stem-succulent (i.e. reduced and fused leaves) Tecticornia species that occupy different habitats at an inland salt marsh of north-western Australia, differed in survival at extreme salinity (2000 mM NaCl) but had comparable physiological responses and growth tolerances of moderate to high salinity (10–1200 mM NaCl). Knowledge of halophyte responses to extreme salinity has implications in the context of understanding adaptation and community structure in saline environments.

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Published online 07 June 2016
Reduced soybean photosynthetic nitrogen use efficiency associated with evolutionary genetic bottlenecks 
José L. Rotundo and Lucas Borrás

Feeding a growing world population requires increasing the rate of genetic crop improvement, but the lack of genetic variation in modern crops is thought to restrain this objective. Previous studies have tested if soybean wild relatives are a reservoir of genetic variation, but without considering specific physiological traits. We describe a parallel reduction in molecular marker and phenotypic photosynthetic nitrogen use efficiency diversity happening after each known soybean evolutionary bottleneck.

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Published online 07 June 2016
Dew absorption by the leaf trichomes of Combretum leprosum in the Brazilian semiarid region 
Ana L. C. B. Pina, Roberta B. Zandavalli, Rafael S. Oliveira, Fernando R. Martins and Arlete A. Soares

In arid and semiarid regions, dew may represent an important water source for plants. We demonstrated that dew leaf absorption aid the maintenance hydration of leaf tissues, improve carbon assimilation and may be considered an important source of water to growth and survival of plants at seasonally dry environments.

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Published online 07 June 2016
Root morphological traits that determine phosphorus-acquisition efficiency and critical external phosphorus requirement in pasture species 
Rebecca E. Haling, Zongjian Yang, Natalie Shadwell, Richard A. Culvenor, Adam Stefanski, Megan H. Ryan, Graeme A. Sandral, Daniel R. Kidd, Hans Lambers and Richard J. Simpson

Soils low in plant-available phosphorus are a major constraint to global agricultural production. This work investigated how root morphology influences the ability of pasture legume species to explore the soil for phosphorus and yield well under low phosphorus conditions. Selecting pasture legume species with root traits that maximise soil exploration could significantly reduce phosphorus fertiliser inputs in pasture systems.

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Published online 06 June 2016
Depicting how Eucalyptus globulus survives drought: involvement of redox and DNA methylation events 
Barbara Correia, Luis Valledor, Robert D. Hancock, Cláudia Jesus, Joana Amaral, Mónica Meijón and Glória Pinto

The relation between oxidative stress, DNA methylation and altered cellular function is well known in human cells but still under investigated in plants. Studying how some of these mechanisms were modulated by drought and recovery in eucalypts revealed a parallel occurrence, which is probably part of the explanation of how this species overcomes stressful conditions. Our findings are ultimately intended to encourage the scientific community to identify cellular oxidative signals that control DNA methylation and to define any causal link that may condition cellular response.

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Published online 03 June 2016
Ecophysiology of leaf trichomes 
Christopher P. Bickford

This review examines how leaf trichomes influence leaf physiological responses to environmental drivers. Analysis of work published over the last 40 years shows that reflective trichomes are protective, and that some trichomes may be important in modulating leaf water relations. Together, these findings show that trichomes can exert substantial influence over leaf energy, carbon and water balance.

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Published online 02 June 2016
Effects of plant growth stage and leaf aging on the response of transpiration and photosynthesis to water deficit in sunflower 
Fety Nambinina Andrianasolo, Pierre Casadebaig, Nicolas Langlade, Philippe Debaeke and Pierre Maury

Water deficit in sunflower is a major concern regarding the context of producing oilseed crops with limited water inputs. We analysed the transpiration and photosynthesis processes under water deficit and found that transpiration was more affected than photosynthesis, but sensitivity depended on leaf age, plant growth stage and genotype. Our results could help to improve phenotyping methods and crop modelling under water deficit.

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Published online 25 May 2016
The influence of water stress on grapevine (Vitis vinifera L.) shoots in a cool, humid climate: growth, gas exchange and hydraulics 
Vinay Pagay, Vivian Zufferey and Alan N. Lakso

Seasonal soil moisture deficits are known to negatively affect growth and productivity of grapevines in semiarid climates; however, less is known about the effects of reduced moisture availability in cooler and wetter regions. Here, we characterise the physiological and hydraulic responses of grapevines to reduced soil water availability in a cool climate and show that these responses differ between grapevines as well as within grapevines at the level of individual shoots based on their size.

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Published online 23 May 2016
Understanding the regulation of iron nutrition: can it contribute to improving iron toxicity tolerance in rice? 
Geoffrey Onaga, Khady Nani Dramé and Abdelbagi M. Ismail

Molecular mechanisms underlying iron nutrition and regulation are not fully exploited for rice improvement against Fe-toxicity. It is vital to understand these mechanisms to unravel effective pathways for improving rice tolerance. A hypothetical genetic model for Fe toxicity tolerance in rice is presented, and key genes and proteins involved are discussed to provide future prospects for improved rice tolerance to Fe toxicity.

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Published online 18 May 2016
Integrated transcriptomics and metabolomics reveal induction of hierarchies of resistance genes in potato against late blight 
Kalenahalli N. Yogendra and Ajjamada C. Kushalappa

Potato production is threatened worldwide by late blight disease. A metabolo-transcriptomics approach revealed hierarchies of resistance genes triggered following pathogen invasion, including receptors, MAP kinases, phytohormones and transcription factor genes that regulated the downstream genes to biosynthesise phenylpropanoids, flavonoids, fatty acids and alkaloid metabolites to reinforce secondary cell walls, deterring pathogen advancement. These genes can be used in breeding following validation.

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Published online 17 May 2016
Identification of novel stress-responsive biomarkers from gene expression datasets in tomato roots 
Almudena Ferrández-Ayela, Ana Belén Sánchez-García, Cristina Martínez-Andújar, Zoltan Kevei, Miriam L. Gifford, Andrew J. Thompson, Francisco Pérez-Alfocea and José Manuel Pérez-Pérez

In nature and in the field, plants and crops are commonly exposed to different stresses. By screening public gene expression data, we identified several conserved stress-responsive genes in tomato roots that could be used as biomarkers to rapidly evaluate the response of salt-tolerant cultivars and wild species for which sufficient genetic information is not yet available.

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Published online 17 May 2016
Separating species and environmental determinants of leaf functional traits in temperate rainforest plants along a soil-development chronosequence 
Matthew H. Turnbull, Kevin L. Griffin, Nikolaos M. Fyllas, Jon Lloyd, Patrick Meir and Owen K. Atkin

In this research we measured ways in which rainforest trees and shrubs change their leaf function in response to massive changes in soil nutrient availability along a 120 000 year soil chronosequence in New Zealand. Leaf density/thickness and photosynthetic rates were most strongly affected by changes in species along the gradient, while leaf phosphorus and nitrogen content were most strongly influenced by changes in nutrient availability along the gradient. This work indicates that a large proportion of plant physiological response at the community level is based on changes in species, and not a direct response of individual species to environment per se – this should be considered when making predictions of responses of plants to short-term environmental change.

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Volume 43 Number 7 2016
Extremophytes: Lessons Learnt from Plants Living on the Edge

 
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Extremophyte adaptations to salt and water deficit stress 
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Simon Barak and Jill M. Farrant
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Halophytes as a source of salt tolerance genes and mechanisms: a case study for the Salt Lake area, Turkey 
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Ceyda Ozfidan-Konakci , Baris Uzilday , Rengin Ozgur , Evren Yildiztugay , A. Hediye Sekmen and Ismail Turkan
pp. 575-589

Halophytes are salt tolerant plants that can live and reproduce at salt concentrations as high as sea water level. The Salt Lake area in Turkey is rich in halophyte diversity and most of these species are endemics, which can be only found around Salt Lake area in the world. This review provides information on halophytes around the Salt Lake and their tolerance mechanisms including research on the model halophyte Eutrema parvulum (Schrenk) Al-Shehbaz & Warwick, which originates from Salt Lake, Turkey.

 
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Salt stress responses in a geographically diverse collection of Eutrema/Thellungiella spp. accessions 
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Yang Ping Lee , Christian Funk , Alexander Erban , Joachim Kopka , Karin I. Köhl , Ellen Zuther and Dirk K. Hincha
pp. 590-606

Salinity impairs plant growth but halophytes such as Eutrema salsugineum tolerate much higher salt concentrations than glycophytes such as Arabidopsis thaliana. We found natural variation in the salt tolerance of Eutrema accessions that was not correlated with compatible solute content. Metabolome and transcriptome analyses indicated metabolic pre-adaptation to salt stress in the halophyte and little overlap between salt-regulated genes in the two species.

 
  
 

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Salt tolerance of the halophyte Limonium delicatulum is more associated with antioxidant enzyme activities than phenolic compounds 
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Aymen Souid , Morena Gabriele , Vincenzo Longo , Laura Pucci , Lorenza Bellani , Abderrazak Smaoui , Chedly Abdelly and Karim Ben Hamed
pp. 607-619

Antioxidant responses are key elements in the successful adaptation of halophytes to saline habitats. This study evaluated the contribution of oxidative stress components towards salinity tolerance in the salt marsh halophyte Limonium delicatulum. Results showed that antioxidant enzymes are more linked to plant tolerance than phenolic compounds. This suggests the possibility to manipulate both the content of phenols and antioxidant enzymes by increasing the salinity in the medium, to promote the medicinal uses of this halophyte.

 
  
 

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Insights into root structure and function of Bassia indica: water redistribution and element dispersion 
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Oren Shelef , Paula Pongrac , Primož Pelicon , Primož Vavpetič , Mitja Kelemen , Merav Seifan , Boris Rewald and Shimon Rachmilevitch
pp. 620-631

Root structure and function are related to environmental drivers. Investigating root system traits of the halophyte Bassia indica, we found that growth of horizontal roots towards salt is explained by a unique function: redistribution of water to allow efficient utility of nutrients in saline environment. These findings expand the current understanding of the strict connections between structure and function in roots.

 
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Enhancing salt tolerance in quinoa by halotolerant bacterial inoculation 
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Aizheng Yang , Saqib Saleem Akhtar , Shahid Iqbal , Muhammad Amjad , Muhammad Naveed , Zahir Ahmad Zahir and Sven-Erik Jacobsen
pp. 632-642

Plant growth-promoting bacteria (PGPB) containing specific enzymes or hormones have been successful in ameliorating salinity stress in glycophytic plants, but halophytes have not previously been tested. We analysed the effects of PGPB on quinoa – regarded as a new global crop – under salt stress. Productivity of the salt tolerant species was improved by inoculating with PGPB in salt-affected soils.

 
  
 

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Tripogon loliiformis elicits a rapid physiological and structural response to dehydration for desiccation tolerance 
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Mohammad Reza Karbaschi , Brett Williams , Acram Taji and Sagadevan G. Mundree
pp. 643-655

This paper reports on investigations into the close relationship between the structural and physiological changes that occur during dehydration and rehydration of the resurrection grass Tripogon loliiformis. Results showed that T. loliiformis minimises dehydration-related damage through a rapid series of physiological and structural responses. Many of these changes enable the plant to regain full metabolic activity upon rehydration. These results provide powerful insights into the tolerance mechanisms of naturally resilient angiosperms and display great potential for the development of stress-tolerant crop plants.

 
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Dry seeds and environmental extremes: consequences for seed lifespan and germination 
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Anne M. Visscher , Charlotte E. Seal , Rosemary J. Newton , Alba Latorre Frances and Hugh W. Pritchard
pp. 656-668

The focus of this review is the effects of extreme environmental conditions on dry seed lifespan and germination. We discuss dry seed survival of extreme temperatures, ultraviolet radiation and ultra-drying – conditions encountered in natural environments on Earth or in the vacuum of space. We indicate gaps in knowledge and also highlight the research that is needed to discover many of the mechanisms leading to extreme tolerance of dry seeds to these environmental conditions.

 
  
 

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Molecular and biochemical characterisation of a novel type II peroxiredoxin (XvPrx2) from the resurrection plant Xerophyta viscosa 
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Kershini Govender , Jennifer A. Thomson , Sagadevan Mundree , Abdelaleim Ismail ElSayed and Mohammed Suhail Rafudeen
pp. 669-683

Plant peroxiredoxins are remarkable enzymes that can detoxify reactive oxygen species (ROS) and undergo structural changes to provide chaperone activity. This study characterised a novel peroxiredoxin from the resurrection plant Xerophyta viscosa, which was associated with abiotic stress where the enzyme could protect DNA from damage and detoxify ROS. These results emphasise the importance of peroxiredoxins in tolerance mechanisms against environmental stress.

 
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Physiological factors determine the accumulation of D-glycero-D-ido-octulose (D-g-D-i-oct) in the desiccation tolerant resurrection plant Craterostigma plantagineum 
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Qingwei Zhang and Dorothea Bartels
pp. 684-694

The eight carbon sugar octulose is correlated with desiccation tolerance in Craterostigma plantagineum: what happens when desiccation tolerance confronts senescence? During senescence carbohydrate and gene expression profiles change, which reflects a loss of desiccation tolerance. The synthesis of octulose is light-driven and octulose is involved in the antioxidant defence in C. plantagineum.

 
  
 

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Differences in LEA-like 11-24 gene expression in desiccation tolerant and sensitive species of Linderniaceae are due to variations in gene promoter sequences 
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Saeedeh Ataei , Verena Braun , Dinakar Challabathula and Dorothea Bartels
pp. 695-708

The aim of this study was to develop an understanding of the molecular basis for differential gene expression in desiccation-tolerant and non-desiccation tolerant plants. Although the genetic information for the stress protective LEA-like protein is contained in closely related plants, the encoded transcript accumulates to higher levels in the desiccation tolerant plants than in the non-tolerant plants. The analysis identified specific promoter response elements that are responsible for the differential expression.

 
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These articles have been peer reviewed and accepted for publication. They are still in production and have not been edited, so may differ from the final published form.

    FP16068  Accepted 15 June 2016
    Genetic variation in Fe toxicity tolerance is associated with the regulation of translocation and chelation of iron along with antioxidant defense in shoots of rice
    Ahmad H. Kabir, Most C. Begum, Ariful Haque, Ruhul Amin, A M Swaraz, Syed A. Haider, Nishit K. Paul, Mohammad M. Hossain
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    FP16097  Accepted 21 June 2016
    Coordinated performance of leaf hydraulics and economics in ten Chinese temperate tree species
    Ying Jin, Chuankuan Wang, Zhenghu Zhou, Zhimin Li
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    FP16117  Accepted 18 June 2016
    Micron-scale phenotyping quantification and three-dimensional microstructure reconstruction of vascular bundles within maize stalk based on Micro-CT scanning
    Jianjun Du, Ying Zhang, Xinyu Guo, Liming Ma, Meng Shao, Xioadi Pan, Chunjiang Zhao
    Abstract


    FP16093  Accepted 13 June 2016
    Protection by light against heat stress in leaves of tropical CAM plants containing high acid levels
    G Heinrich Krause, Klaus Winter, Barbara Krause, Aurelio Virgo
    Abstract


    FP16135  Accepted 12 June 2016
    Salinity effects on chloroplast photosystem II performance in glycophytes and halophytes
    William Percey, Andrew McMinn, Jayakumar Bose, Michael Breadmore, Rosanne Guijt, Sergey Shabala
    Abstract


    FP16067  Accepted 07 June 2016
    Establishing the temperature-dependency of vegetative and reproductive growth processes and their threshold temperatures of vineyard-grown Vitis vinifera cv. Semillon vines across the growing season.
    Dennis Greer, Mark Weedon
    Abstract


    FP16153  Accepted 01 June 2016
    Early interconnectivity between metabolic and defense events against oxidative stress induced by cadmium in roots of four citrus rootstocks
    Griselda Podazza, Marta Arias, Fernando Prado
    Abstract


    FP15362  Accepted 31 May 2016
    Do wheat breeders have suitable genetic variation to overcome short coleoptiles and poor establishment in the warmer soils of future climates?
    Greg Rebetzke, Bangyou Zheng, Scott Chapman
    Abstract


    FP15363  Accepted 26 May 2016
    Effects of Exogenous Nitric Oxide on Growth, Proline Accumulation and Antioxidant Capacity in Cakile maritima Seedlings Subjected to Water Deficit Stress
    Asma Jdey, Kilani Ben Rejeb, Ines Slama, Kaouthar Saadallah, Marianne Bordenave, Séverine Planchais, Arnould Savoure, Chedly Abdelly
    Abstract


    FP15242  Accepted 25 May 2016
    The effect of elevated CO2 and virus infection on the primary metabolism of wheat
    Simone Vassiliadis, Kim Plummer, Kevin Powell, Piotr TrÄ™bicki, Jo Luck, Simone Rochfort
    Abstract


    FP16062  Accepted 20 May 2016
    Water deficit stress tolerance in chickpea is mediated by the contribution of integrative defence systems in different tissues of the plant
    Davinder Kaur, Satvir Grewal, Jagmeet Kaur, Sarvjeet Singh, Inderjit Singh
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    FP16036  Accepted 20 May 2016
    Phenotyping oilseed rape growth-related traits and their responses to water deficit: the disturbing pot size effect
    Anaelle Dambreville, Mélanie Griolet, Gaëlle Rolland, Myriam Dauzat, Alexis Bédiée, Crispulo Balsera, Bertrand Muller, Denis Vile, Christine Granier
    Abstract


    FP15384  Accepted 05 May 2016
    Truncation of grain filling in wheat (Triticum aestivum) triggered by a brief heat stress during early grain filling - association with senescence responses and reductions in stem reserves
    Hamid Shirdelmoghanloo, Daniel Cozzolino, Iman Lohraseb, Nicholas Collins
    Abstract


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1. Published 11 January 2016
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Sergey Shabala, Rosemary G. White, Michael A. Djordjevic, Yong-Ling Ruan and Ulrike Mathesius

2. Published 10 July 2015
Cryptic crassulacean acid metabolism (CAM) in Jatropha curcas

Klaus Winter and Joseph A. M. Holtum

3. Published 15 September 2015
Genetic approaches to enhancing nitrogen-use efficiency (NUE) in cereals: challenges and future directions

Trevor Garnett, Darren Plett, Sigrid Heuer and Mamoru Okamoto

4. Published 15 September 2015
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Massimo Minervini, Hanno Scharr and Sotirios A. Tsaftaris

5. Published 11 January 2016
Shoot–root carbon allocation, sugar signalling and their coupling with nitrogen uptake and assimilation

Lu Wang and Yong-Ling Ruan

6. Published 15 September 2015
Genetic diversity for root plasticity and nitrogen uptake in wheat seedlings

Vanessa J. Melino, Gabriele Fiene, Akiko Enju, Jinhai Cai, Peter Buchner and Sigrid Heuer

7. Published 10 July 2015
Dynamic response of plant chlorophyll fluorescence to light, water and nutrient availability

M. Pilar Cendrero-Mateo, A. Elizabete Carmo-Silva, Albert Porcar-Castell, Erik P. Hamerlynck, Shirley A. Papuga and M. Susan Moran

8. Published 8 March 2016
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Olubukola O. Ajigboye, Louise Bousquet, Erik H. Murchie and Rumiana V. Ray

9. Published 13 April 2016
Temperature response of CO2 exchange in three tropical tree species

Martijn Slot, Milton N. Garcia and Klaus Winter

10. Published 10 December 2015
Signalling via glutamate and GLRs in Arabidopsis thaliana

Matthias Weiland, Stefano Mancuso and Frantisek Baluska

11. Published 15 September 2015
Cellular pathways of source leaf phloem loading and phloem unloading in developing stems of Sorghum bicolor in relation to stem sucrose storage

Ricky J. Milne, Christina E. Offler, John W. Patrick and Christopher P. L. Grof

12. Published 8 March 2016
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Ana Furlan, Eliana Bianucci, María del Carmen Tordable, Aleysia Kleinert, Alexander Valentine and Stella Castro

13. Published 13 August 2015
What drives fruit growth?

Robert C. O. Okello, Ep Heuvelink, Pieter H. B. de Visser, Paul C. Struik and Leo F. M. Marcelis

14. Published 10 December 2015
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Renu Saradadevi, Helen Bramley, Jairo A. Palta, Everard Edwards and Kadambot H. M. Siddique

15. Published 13 August 2015
The hydraulic architecture of Eucalyptus trees growing across a gradient of depth-to-groundwater

Sepideh Zolfaghar, Randol Villalobos-Vega, Melanie Zeppel and Derek Eamus

16. Published 10 December 2015
Physiological trade-offs of stomatal closure under high evaporative gradients in field grown soybean

Viviana Medina and Matthew E. Gilbert

17. Published 11 January 2016
Wheats developed for high yield on stored soil moisture have deep vigorous root systems

Sarah M. Rich, Anton P. Wasson, Richard A. Richards, Trushna Katore, Renu Prashar, Ritika Chowdhary, D. C. Saxena, H. M. Mamrutha, Alec Zwart, S. C. Misra, S. V. Sai Prasad, R. Chatrath, Jack Christopher and Michelle Watt

18. Published 10 June 2015
Assessment of drought tolerance and its potential yield penalty in potato

Heike Sprenger, Katharina Rudack, Christian Schudoma, Arne Neumann, Sylvia Seddig, Rolf Peters, Ellen Zuther, Joachim Kopka, Dirk K. Hincha, Dirk Walther and Karin Köhl

19. Published 11 January 2016
Root responses of triticale and soybean to soil compaction in the field are reproducible under controlled conditions

Tino Colombi and Achim Walter

20. Published 10 July 2015
Interactive effect of biochar and plant growth-promoting bacterial endophytes on ameliorating salinity stress in maize

Saqib Saleem Akhtar, Mathias Neumann Andersen, Muhammad Naveed, Zahir Ahmad Zahir and Fulai Liu


      
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