Summary: Processes orchestrated or driven by a plethora of genes, plant hormones, and inherent biological timing mechanisms facilitated by secondary molecules, which result in the systematic transformation of plants and plant parts, from one stage of maturity to another.
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- Carlson A, Sibold J, Assal T, Negrón J. Evidence of compounded disturbance effects on vegetation recovery following high-severity wildfire and spruce beetle outbreak. PLoS ONE. 2017;12:e0181778 pubmed publisher..These results indicate that vegetation recovery processes may be negatively impacted by severe spruce beetle outbreaks occurring within a decade of stand-replacing wildfire. ..
- Krejci A, Tennessen J. Metabolism in time and space - exploring the frontier of developmental biology. Development. 2017;144:3193-3198 pubmed publisher..Overall, and as we review here, this interdisciplinary meeting provided a valuable forum to explore the interface between developmental biology and metabolism. ..
- Prasad T, Adam S, Visweswara Rao P, Ravindra Reddy B, Giridhara Krishna T. Size dependent effects of antifungal phytogenic silver nanoparticles on germination, growth and biochemical parameters of rice (Oryza sativa L), maize (Zea mays L) and peanut (Arachis hypogaea L). IET Nanobiotechnol. 2017;11:277-285 pubmed publisher..Further, antifungal activity of AgNPs also evaluated against fungi, Aspergillus niger. ..
- Schwinning S, Meckel H, Reichmann L, Polley H, Fay P. Accelerated development in Johnsongrass seedlings (Sorghum halepense) suppresses the growth of native grasses through size-asymmetric competition. PLoS ONE. 2017;12:e0176042 pubmed publisher..Size-asymmetric competition and resource-pre-emption may be a critical mechanism by which exotic invasive species displace functionally similar native species and alter the functional dynamics of native communities. ..
- Qin H, Zhang Z, Wang J, Chen X, Wei P, Huang R. The activation of OsEIL1 on YUC8 transcription and auxin biosynthesis is required for ethylene-inhibited root elongation in rice early seedling development. PLoS Genet. 2017;13:e1006955 pubmed publisher..Thus, our findings reveal a model of interaction between ethylene and auxin in rice seedling primary root elongation, enhancing our understanding of ethylene signaling in rice. ..
- Koziol L, Bever J. Mycorrhizal response trades off with plant growth rate and increases with plant successional status. Ecology. 2015;96:1768-74 pubmed..Because late-successional plants are very responsive to mycorrhizal fungi, our results suggest that fungal community dynamics may be an important driver of plant succession. ..
- Zeng G, Liu B, Ferguson D, Rohwer J, Yang Y. Floral structure and ontogeny of Syndiclis (Lauraceae). PLoS ONE. 2017;12:e0186358 pubmed publisher..This study furthers our understanding of variation and evolution of a few important characters of the Beilschmiedia group and provides essential data for a revised generic classification of the group...
- Berg G, Köberl M, Rybakova D, Müller H, Grosch R, Smalla K. Plant microbial diversity is suggested as the key to future biocontrol and health trends. FEMS Microbiol Ecol. 2017;93: pubmed publisher..The analysis of plant microbiome data has brought about a paradigm shift in our understanding of its role in health and disease and has substantial consequences for biocontrol and health issues. ..
- Zeng J, Dong Z, Wu H, Tian Z, Zhao Z. Redox regulation of plant stem cell fate. EMBO J. 2017;36:2844-2855 pubmed publisher..Our results provide a mechanistic framework for ROS-mediated control of plant stem cell fate and demonstrate that the balance between O2·- and H2O2 is key to stem cell maintenance and differentiation. ..
- Malik N, Agarwal P, Tyagi A. Emerging functions of multi-protein complex Mediator with special emphasis on plants. Crit Rev Biochem Mol Biol. 2017;52:475-502 pubmed publisher..Mediator regulates various processes related to plant development and is also involved in biotic and abiotic stress response...
- Rani R, Kumar V. Endosulfan Degradation by Selected Strains of Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria. Bull Environ Contam Toxicol. 2017;99:138-145 pubmed publisher..Based on 16S rDNA analysis, the strains PRB101 and PRB77 exhibited 99% homology with Bacillus sp. KF984414 and Bacillus sp. LN849696, respectively. ..
- Morozesk M, Bonomo M, Souza I, Rocha L, Duarte I, Martins I, et al. Effects of humic acids from landfill leachate on plants: An integrated approach using chemical, biochemical and cytogenetic analysis. Chemosphere. 2017;184:309-317 pubmed publisher..Despite all the nutritional benefits of humic acids and their activation of plant antioxidant systems, the observed biological effects showed concerning levels of mutagenicity. ..
- Deyanova D, Gullström M, Lyimo L, Dahl M, Hamisi M, Mtolera M, et al. Contribution of seagrass plants to CO2 capture in a tropical seagrass meadow under experimental disturbance. PLoS ONE. 2017;12:e0181386 pubmed publisher..This might in turn have long-lasting and devastating effects on important ecosystem functions, including the carbon sequestration capacity of the seagrass system. ..
- Nishijima S, Nishikawa C, Miyashita T. Habitat modification by invasive crayfish can facilitate its growth through enhanced food accessibility. BMC Ecol. 2017;17:37 pubmed publisher..This positive feedback process may explain the crayfish outbreaks and regime shifts occasionally observed in invaded freshwater ecosystems. ..
- Rojjanateeranaj P, Sangthong C, Prapagdee B. Enhanced cadmium phytoremediation of Glycine max L. through bioaugmentation of cadmium-resistant bacteria assisted by biostimulation. Chemosphere. 2017;185:764-771 pubmed publisher..max L. is a phytostabilizing plant. We concluded that biostimulation-assisted bioaugmentation is an important strategy for improving cadmium phytoremediation efficiency. ..
- Leys B, Commerford J, McLauchlan K. Reconstructing grassland fire history using sedimentary charcoal: Considering count, size and shape. PLoS ONE. 2017;12:e0176445 pubmed publisher..The fire regimes of grassland systems, including both human and climatic influences on fire behavior, can be characterized by long-term charcoal records. ..
- Liu X, Fu J, Tang N, da Silva E, Cao Y, Turner B, et al. Phytate induced arsenic uptake and plant growth in arsenic-hyperaccumulator Pteris vittata. Environ Pollut. 2017;226:212-218 pubmed publisher..As such, the increased As and P and the unsuppressed Fe uptake in PV probably promoted PV growth. Thus, supplying phytate to As-contaminated soils may promote As uptake and growth in PV and its phytoremediation ability. ..
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- Geras kin S, Churyukin R, Volkova P. Radiation exposure of barley seeds can modify the early stages of plants' development. J Environ Radioact. 2017;177:71-83 pubmed publisher..The experimental data on the effect of ?-irradiation on seedlings development were significantly better explained by mathematical models that take into account the hormetic effect. ..
- Pogorelko G, Lionetti V, Bellincampi D, Zabotina O. Cell wall integrity: targeted post-synthetic modifications to reveal its role in plant growth and defense against pathogens. Plant Signal Behav. 2013;8: pubmed publisher..In this review, we present a short overview of cell wall composition and discuss post-synthetic cell wall modification as a valuable approach for studying CWI perception and signaling pathways. ..
- Coen O, Fiume E, Xu W, De Vos D, Lu J, Pechoux C, et al. Developmental patterning of the sub-epidermal integument cell layer in Arabidopsis seeds. Development. 2017;144:1490-1497 pubmed publisher..This work demonstrates the different responses of epidermal and sub-epidermal integument cell layers to fertilization. ..
- Simonini S, Stephenson P, Ã˜stergaard L. A molecular framework controlling style morphology in Brassicaceae. Development. 2018;145: pubmed publisher..These results suggest that variation in affinities between conserved TFs can lead to morphological differences and thus contribute to the evolution of diverse organ shapes. ..
- Kubota A, Ito S, Shim J, Johnson R, Song Y, Breton G, et al. TCP4-dependent induction of CONSTANS transcription requires GIGANTEA in photoperiodic flowering in Arabidopsis. PLoS Genet. 2017;13:e1006856 pubmed publisher..Taken together, our results demonstrate a novel function of CIN-TCPs as photoperiodic flowering regulators, which may contribute to coordinating plant development with flowering regulation.
- Thomas F, Vesk P. Are trait-growth models transferable? Predicting multi-species growth trajectories between ecosystems using plant functional traits. PLoS ONE. 2017;12:e0176959 pubmed publisher..We believe there is evidence to suggest that growth trajectories themselves may be fundamentally different between ecosystems and that trait-height-growth relationships may change over environmental gradients. ..
- Vernoux T, Wilson R, Seeley K, Reichheld J, Muroy S, Brown S, et al. The ROOT MERISTEMLESS1/CADMIUM SENSITIVE2 gene defines a glutathione-dependent pathway involved in initiation and maintenance of cell division during postembryonic root development. Plant Cell. 2000;12:97-110 pubmed..These observations suggest the existence of a GSH-dependent developmental pathway essential for initiation and maintenance of cell division during postembryonic root development. ..
- Baran A, Tarnawski M. Phytotoxkit/Phytotestkit and Microtox® as tools for toxicity assessment of sediments. Ecotoxicol Environ Saf. 2013;98:19-27 pubmed..Most of the pore water samples (71 percent) were also classified as class II. ..
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- Xu X, Kathare P, Pham V, Bu Q, Nguyen A, Huq E. Reciprocal proteasome-mediated degradation of PIFs and HFR1 underlies photomorphogenic development in Arabidopsis. Development. 2017;144:1831-1840 pubmed publisher..Taken together, these data uncover a co-degradation mechanism between PIFs and HFR1 that underlies photomorphogenic development in Arabidopsis thaliana. ..
- Rizvi A, Khan M. Biotoxic impact of heavy metals on growth, oxidative stress and morphological changes in root structure of wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) and stress alleviation by Pseudomonas aeruginosa strain CPSB1. Chemosphere. 2017;185:942-952 pubmed publisher..Due to these, P. aeruginosa CPSB1 could be used as bioinoculant for enhancing wheat production even in metal contaminated soils. ..
- Gamborg O, Miller R, Ojima K. Nutrient requirements of suspension cultures of soybean root cells. Exp Cell Res. 1968;50:151-8 pubmed
- Tsugawa S, Hervieux N, Kierzkowski D, Routier Kierzkowska A, Sapala A, Hamant O, et al. Clones of cells switch from reduction to enhancement of size variability in Arabidopsis sepals. Development. 2017;144:4398-4405 pubmed publisher..Finally, we find that, at early stages, fast growing clones exhibit greater cell growth heterogeneity. Thus, cellular variability in growth might contribute to a decrease in the variability of clones throughout the sepal. ..
- Brown A. Circumnutations: from Darwin to space flights. Plant Physiol. 1993;101:345-8 pubmed
- Zhu X, Li B, Ma C, Zhu C, Wu L, Liu H. Late Neolithic phytolith and charcoal records of human activities and vegetation change in Shijiahe culture, Tanjialing site, China. PLoS ONE. 2017;12:e0177287 pubmed publisher..From c, 4200 cal BP, severe drought eroded the economic foundation of rice-cultivation. These conditions forced people to abandon the Shijiahe ancient city to find water in other regions, leading to the collapse of the Shijiahe culture. ..
- Ashraf M, Hussain I, Rasheed R, Iqbal M, Riaz M, Arif M. Advances in microbe-assisted reclamation of heavy metal contaminated soils over the last decade: A review. J Environ Manage. 2017;198:132-143 pubmed publisher..The central part of this review deals with the recent advances in microbial assisted-phytoremediation of metals. ..
- Mills A, Milewski A, Snyman D, Jordaan J. Effects of anabolic and catabolic nutrients on woody plant encroachment after long-term experimental fertilization in a South African savanna. PLoS ONE. 2017;12:e0179848 pubmed publisher..These findings, based on more than six decades of experimentation, may have global significance for the theoretical understanding of changes in vegetation structure and thus the practical control of invasive woody plants. ..
- Tiburcio A, Altabella T, Bitrián M, Alcázar R. The roles of polyamines during the lifespan of plants: from development to stress. Planta. 2014;240:1-18 pubmed publisher..products of PA oxidation (hydrogen peroxide and ?-aminobutyric acid) are required for different processes in plant development and participate in abiotic and biotic stress responses...
- Koerner S, Burkepile D, Fynn R, Burns C, Eby S, Govender N, et al. Plant community response to loss of large herbivores differs between North American and South African savanna grasslands. Ecology. 2014;95:808-16 pubmed..Thus, the diversity of large herbivores lost may be less important in determining plant community dynamics than the functional traits of the grasses that dominate mesic, disturbance-maintained savanna grasslands. ..
- Wang L, Ji B, Hu Y, Liu R, Sun W. A review on in situ phytoremediation of mine tailings. Chemosphere. 2017;184:594-600 pubmed publisher..Emphasis is placed on the types and characteristics of tolerant plants and their role in phytoremediation. Moreover, the role of microorganisms and their mechanism in phytoremediation are also discussed in-depth. ..
- Cai D, Xiao Y, Yang W, Ye W, Wang B, Younas M, et al. Association mapping of six yield?related traits in rapeseed (Brassica napus L.). Theor Appl Genet. 2014;127:85-96 pubmed..The combination of favorable alleles of multiple associated markers significantly enhances trait performance, illustrating a great potential of utilization of the associations in rapeseed breeding programs. ..
- Lumba S, Holbrook Smith D, McCourt P. The perception of strigolactones in vascular plants. Nat Chem Biol. 2017;13:599-606 pubmed publisherSmall-molecule hormones play central roles in plant development, ranging from cellular differentiation and organ formation to developmental response instruction in changing environments...
- Smith L, Reynolds H. Plant-soil feedbacks shift from negative to positive with decreasing light in forest understory species. Ecology. 2015;96:2523-32 pubmed..Results indicate that abiotic context can fundamentally alter the role of PSF in structuring plant communities. ..