A recent paper published in PNAS by Ling Li and Eve Wurtele, in collaboration with Paul Scott, and Yanhai Yin research groups, is now Paper of the Month highlighted by TAIR.This paper presents our first understanding of the mechanism of action of QQS, an "orphan gene" unique to Arabidopsis, and demonstrates the functionality of QQS across species. In Arabidopsis, QQS has been shown to regulate carbon and nitrogen allocation between proteins and carbohydrates in the leaves and seeds.
- RNA Interference Knockdown of BRASSINOSTEROID INSENSITIVE1 in Maize Reveals Novel Functions for Brassinosteroid Signaling in Controlling Plant Architecture.
- A putative plant organelle RNA recognition protein gene is essential for maize kernel development.
- The naked endosperm genes encode duplicate INDETERMINATE domain transcription factors required for maize endosperm cell patterning and differentiation.
- A cyst nematode effector binds to diverse plant proteins, increases nematode susceptibility and affects root morphology.