Grape cell walls could explain their susceptibility to fungal disease.
Noccaea caerulescens has some tricks that help it cope with heavy metals.
The mechanism requires a day or two from exposure to exclude the metal from the intracellular compartment.
Poulain et al. present a dataset describing six traits for polysaccharides extracted from the outer mucilage for 306 natural Arabidopsis thaliana accessions.
Marcos Buckeridge explains how death and destruction in sugarcane roots can lead to the development of gas spaces, which improve root function.
This study examines pectins to understand the changes in cell wall structure associated with the transition from algae to land-plants.
A new series of blog posts aims to present vignettes of current plant science research within a broader remit of promoting the importance of plant science.
How, in molecular terms, does the vital interaction between pollen pollen and pistil work?
Aluminium (Al) toxicity is one of the factors limiting crop production on acid soils and various resistance mechanisms have evolved in plant species. Cell-wall pectin content is generally lower in Al-resistant than in Al-sensitive cultivars, and the degree of methylation of the pectins may play an important role in resistance.