de Pinto et al. provide an overview of the redox pathways that contribute to how plants cope with heat stress, focussing on the roles of reactive oxygen species (ROS), redox metabolites and enzymes in the signalling pathways leading to the activation of defence responses.
Why are there so many kinds of plants?
You know what a lawn is, it’s a patch of grass mowed to be short. But it doesn’t have to be.
Phragmites australis (the common reed) is widespread though not native in many regions of the World, including North America.
Teasels are an important species for wildlife, but they don’t like salt. Will they survive?
The three Genetics Societies in Italy – AGI, SIBV and SIGA – held a strong joint conference in Assisi in September. With 500 people and 300 posters, the major sessions were on topical issues such as epigenetics and epigenomics, then genome plasticity, moving on to systems biology. , Approaches included whole genome sequencing, annotation and functional analysis, and focussed on many crops and some animal genetics