plant physiological phenomena


Summary: The physiological processes, properties, and states characteristic of plants.

Top Publications

  1. Brudvig L, Damschen E, Haddad N, Levey D, Tewksbury J. The influence of habitat fragmentation on multiple plant-animal interactions and plant reproduction. Ecology. 2015;96:2669-78 pubmed
  2. Ohyanagi H, Obayashi T, Yano K. Editorial: Plant and Cell Physiology's 2015 database issue. Plant Cell Physiol. 2015;56:4-6 pubmed
  3. Pandey S, Ranade S, Nagar P, Kumar N. Role of polyamines and ethylene as modulators of plant senescence. J Biosci. 2000;25:291-9 pubmed
    ..The present article deals with current advances in the knowledge of the interrelationship between ethylene and PAs during senescence which may open up new vistas of investigation for the future. ..
  4. Brown A. Circumnutations: from Darwin to space flights. Plant Physiol. 1993;101:345-8 pubmed
  5. Korner C, Basler D. Plant science. Phenology under global warming. Science. 2010;327:1461-2 pubmed publisher
  6. Ruttkay Nedecky B, Krystofova O, Nejdl L, Adam V. Nanoparticles based on essential metals and their phytotoxicity. J Nanobiotechnology. 2017;15:33 pubmed publisher
    ..Regarding the accumulation of NPs in the plant body, their quantification and localization is still very unclear and further research in this area is necessary. ..
  7. Vicca S, Gilgen A, Camino Serrano M, Dreesen F, Dukes J, Estiarte M, et al. Urgent need for a common metric to make precipitation manipulation experiments comparable. New Phytol. 2012;195:518-22 pubmed publisher
  8. Lumba S, Holbrook Smith D, McCourt P. The perception of strigolactones in vascular plants. Nat Chem Biol. 2017;13:599-606 pubmed publisher
    ..This information is particularly relevant since Striga is considered one of the largest impediments to food security in sub-Saharan Africa. ..
  9. Maurel C, Chrispeels M. Aquaporins. A molecular entry into plant water relations. Plant Physiol. 2001;125:135-8 pubmed

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  2. Finkel E. Imaging. With 'phenomics,' plant scientists hope to shift breeding into overdrive. Science. 2009;325:380-1 pubmed publisher
  3. Huete A. Ecology: Vegetation's responses to climate variability. Nature. 2016;531:181-2 pubmed publisher
  4. Rouached H, Pal S, Rachmilevitch S, Libault M, Tran L. Plants coping abiotic and biotic stresses: a tale of diligent management. Biomed Res Int. 2015;2015:754754 pubmed publisher
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  6. Bozhkov P, Lam E. Green death: revealing programmed cell death in plants. Cell Death Differ. 2011;18:1239-40 pubmed publisher
  7. Sade N, Moshelion M. The dynamic isohydric-anisohydric behavior of plants upon fruit development: taking a risk for the next generation. Tree Physiol. 2014;34:1199-202 pubmed publisher
  8. Zhao M, Fan Z. Hydrodynamic characteristics of submerged vegetation flow with non-constant vertical porosity. PLoS ONE. 2017;12:e0176712 pubmed publisher
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    ..physophora treelets having characteristics more favourable to the development of their progeny...
  15. Nabity P. Insect-induced plant phenotypes: Revealing mechanisms through comparative genomics of galling insects and their hosts. Am J Bot. 2016;103:979-81 pubmed publisher
  16. Amasino R, Michaels S. The timing of flowering. Plant Physiol. 2010;154:516-20 pubmed publisher
  17. Funnekotter B, Bunn E, Mancera R. Cryo-mesh: a simple alternative cryopreservation protocol. Cryo Letters. 2017;38:155-159 pubmed
    ..Anigozanthos viridis shoot tips were successfully cryopreserved utilising the new cryo-mesh. The cryo-mesh thus provides a simple and successful alternative for cryopreservation. ..
  18. Pyšek P, Manceur A, Alba C, McGregor K, Pergl J, Stajerová K, et al. Naturalization of central European plants in North America: species traits, habitats, propagule pressure, residence time. Ecology. 2015;96:762-74 pubmed
  19. Bossdorf O. Enemy release and evolution of increased competitive ability: at last, a smoking gun!. New Phytol. 2013;198:638-40 pubmed publisher
  20. Biedrzycki M, Bais H. Kin recognition in plants: a mysterious behaviour unsolved. J Exp Bot. 2010;61:4123-8 pubmed publisher
  21. Fois M, Fenu G, Cañadas E, Bacchetta G. Disentangling the influence of environmental and anthropogenic factors on the distribution of endemic vascular plants in Sardinia. PLoS ONE. 2017;12:e0182539 pubmed publisher
    ..In addition, variations of EVPR patterns at regional-to-local spatial scales inspire next investigations on the possible interaction between elevation and area in explaining patterns of plant species richness. ..
  22. Finch Savage W, Footitt S. Seed dormancy cycling and the regulation of dormancy mechanisms to time germination in variable field environments. J Exp Bot. 2017;68:843-856 pubmed publisher
    ..This approach has provided new insight into the co-ordination of mechanisms and signalling networks, and the multidimensional sensing that regulates dormancy cycling in a variable environment. ..
  23. Leach J, Triplett L, Argueso C, Trivedi P. Communication in the Phytobiome. Cell. 2017;169:587-596 pubmed publisher
    ..Such an understanding could lead to new biological, chemical, and breeding strategies to improve crop health and productivity. ..
  24. Olariu V, Nilsson J, Jonsson H, Peterson C. Different reprogramming propensities in plants and mammals: Are small variations in the core network wirings responsible?. PLoS ONE. 2017;12:e0175251 pubmed publisher
    ..e. capable to reorganize from single differentiated cells to whole plants-reprogramming. The presence of an incoherent feed-forward loop in the mammalian core circuitry could be the origin of the different reprogramming behaviour. ..
  25. Konglerd P, Reeb C, Jansson F, Kaandorp J. Quantitative morphological analysis of 2D images of complex-shaped branching biological growth forms: the example of branching thalli of liverworts. BMC Res Notes. 2017;10:103 pubmed publisher
    ..We found significant results to distinguish Riccardia species by using the measurements. The methods are also applicable for analyzing other branching organisms. Our software is freely available under the GNU GPL. ..
  26. Gassmann W, Appel H, Oliver M. The interface between abiotic and biotic stress responses. J Exp Bot. 2016;67:2023-4 pubmed
  27. Dormann C, von Riedmatten L, Scherer Lorenzen M. No consistent effect of plant species richness on resistance to simulated climate change for above- or below-ground processes in managed grasslands. BMC Ecol. 2017;17:23 pubmed publisher
    ..A review of the literature also indicates that climate manipulations largely fail to show richness-buffering, while natural experiments do, suggesting that such manipulations are milder than reality or incur treatment artefacts. ..
  28. Fry S, Aldington S, Hetherington P, Aitken J. Oligosaccharides as signals and substrates in the plant cell wall. Plant Physiol. 1993;103:1-5 pubmed
  29. Ledford H. Plant biologists welcome their robot overlords. Nature. 2017;541:445-446 pubmed publisher
  30. Schaller G, Voesenek L. Focus on Ethylene. Plant Physiol. 2015;169:1-2 pubmed publisher
  31. Hiscock S. Sexual plant reproduction. Ann Bot. 2011;108:585-7 pubmed
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  33. Turgeon R. The puzzle of phloem pressure. Plant Physiol. 2010;154:578-81 pubmed publisher
  34. Griotti M, Muñoz Escobar C, Ferretti N. Linking Vegetation Structure and Spider Diversity in Riparian and Adjacent Habitats in Two Rivers of Central Argentina: An Analysis at Two Conceptual Levels. Environ Entomol. 2017;46:794-803 pubmed publisher
    ..In this study, we show that analyzing a community at two conceptual levels will be useful for recognizing different responses of spider communities to vegetation structure in diverse habitat types...
  35. Biederman L, Mortensen B, Fay P, Hagenah N, Knops J, La Pierre K, et al. Nutrient addition shifts plant community composition towards earlier flowering species in some prairie ecoregions in the U.S. Central Plains. PLoS ONE. 2017;12:e0178440 pubmed publisher
    ..In these communities a disturbance other than nutrient addition may be required to disrupt phenological patterns. ..
  36. Pushie M, Pickering I, Korbas M, Hackett M, George G. Elemental and chemically specific X-ray fluorescence imaging of biological systems. Chem Rev. 2014;114:8499-541 pubmed publisher
  37. Funk J, Standish R, Stock W, Valladares F. Plant functional traits of dominant native and invasive species in mediterranean-climate ecosystems. Ecology. 2016;97:75-83 pubmed
  38. Hennig L. Plant gene regulation in response to abiotic stress. Biochim Biophys Acta. 2012;1819:85 pubmed publisher
  39. Perata P, Armstrong W, Voesenek L. Plants and flooding stress. New Phytol. 2011;190:269-73 pubmed publisher
  40. Sun T. Gibberellin-GID1-DELLA: a pivotal regulatory module for plant growth and development. Plant Physiol. 2010;154:567-70 pubmed publisher
  41. Bouvier M, Durrieu S, Gosselin F, Herpigny B. Use of airborne lidar data to improve plant species richness and diversity monitoring in lowland and mountain forests. PLoS ONE. 2017;12:e0184524 pubmed publisher
  42. Schmidt C. Pollen Overload: Seasonal Allergies in a Changing Climate. Environ Health Perspect. 2016;124:A70-5 pubmed publisher
  43. Zhao C, Nabity P. Plant manipulation through gall formation constrains amino acid transporter evolution in sap-feeding insects. BMC Evol Biol. 2017;17:153 pubmed publisher
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  46. Li Y, Shipley B. An experimental test of CSR theory using a globally calibrated ordination method. PLoS ONE. 2017;12:e0175404 pubmed publisher
    ..StrateFy worked surprisingly well in our experimental study except for the C-dimension. Despite loss of some precision, it has great potential applicability in future studies due to its simplicity and generality. ..
  47. Vellosillo T, Vicente J, Kulasekaran S, Hamberg M, Castresana C. Emerging complexity in reactive oxygen species production and signaling during the response of plants to pathogens. Plant Physiol. 2010;154:444-8 pubmed publisher
  48. Mullineaux P, Baker N. Oxidative stress: antagonistic signaling for acclimation or cell death?. Plant Physiol. 2010;154:521-5 pubmed publisher
  49. Jamieson M, Trowbridge A, Raffa K, Lindroth R. Consequences of climate warming and altered precipitation patterns for plant-insect and multitrophic interactions. Plant Physiol. 2012;160:1719-27 pubmed publisher
  50. Liu L, Wang D, Meng M, Xue J. Further study of Late Devonian seed plant Cosmosperma polyloba: its reconstruction and evolutionary significance. BMC Evol Biol. 2017;17:149 pubmed publisher
    ..We tentatively reconstructed Cosmosperma with an upright, semi-self-supporting habit, and the prickles along stems and frond rachises were interpreted as characteristics facilitating supporting rather than defensive structures. ..
  51. Leffler A, James J, Monaco T, Sheley R. A new perspective on trait differences between native and invasive exotic plants. Ecology. 2014;95:298-305 pubmed
    ..Consequently, trait differences may be important in certain contexts, but other mechanisms of invasion are likely more important in most cases. We suggest that using trait values as predictors of invasion will be challenging. ..
  52. Maxwell K, Johnson G. Chlorophyll fluorescence--a practical guide. J Exp Bot. 2000;51:659-68 pubmed
    ..A selection of examples is then used to illustrate the types of information that fluorescence can provide. ..
  53. Fuller A, Young P, Pierce B, Kitson Finuff J, Jain P, Schneider K, et al. Redox-mediated quorum sensing in plants. PLoS ONE. 2017;12:e0182655 pubmed publisher
    ..Mechanistically, this chemistry is similar to black and white photography with the emerging dynamic reaction-diffusion network laying the foundation for the precise temporal and spatial control underlying rhizosphere architecture...