Jianfei Zhao

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Scientists generate 281-gigapixel cell map using electron microscope

Electron microscopes can produce incredibly detailed and even 3D views of sub-cellular structures, but often at the cost of losing the bigger picture. Researchers at Leiden University in the Netherlands, however, have leveraged a technique called virtual nanoscopy that enables researchers to …

Chinese Scientists Created Transgenic Crops that Resist Heat While Increase Yields

An essay published on Nature Biotechnology on August 17 reveals an exciting achievement of Chinese scientists: they have successfully cultivated …

Brassinosteroids Are Master Regulators of Gibberellin Biosynthesis in Arabidopsis

Plant growth and development are highly regulated processes that are coordinated by hormones including the brassinosteroids (BRs), a group of …

Administrative Law

SWP73 Subunits of Arabidopsis SWI/SNF Chromatin Remodeling Complexes Play Distinct Roles in Leaf and Flower Development

• © 2015 American Society of Plant Biologists. All rights reserved.<p>Abstract<p><i>Arabidopsis thaliana</i> SWP73A and SWP73B are homologs of mammalian …

Reduced lateral root branching density improves drought tolerance in maize

• Copyright © 2015, Plant Physiology<p>Abstract<p>An emerging paradigm is that root traits that reduce the metabolic costs of soil exploration improve the …

Axillary Meristem Formation in Rice Requires the WUSCHEL Ortholog TILLERS ABSENT1

Axillary shoot formation is a key determinant of plant architecture. Formation of the axillary shoot is regulated by initiation of the axillary …

Temporal

TANG1, Encoding a Symplekin_C Domain-contained Protein, Influences Sugar Responses in Arabidopsis

Abstract<p>Sugars not only serve as energy and cellular carbon skeleton but also function as signaling molecules regulating growth and development in …

HEMERA Couples the Proteolysis and Transcriptional Activity of PHYTOCHROME INTERACTING FACTORs in Arabidopsis Photomorphogenesis

• © 2015 American Society of Plant Biologists. All rights reserved.<p>Abstract<p>Phytochromes (phys) are red and far-red photoreceptors that control plant …

Regulation of Histone Methylation and Reprogramming of Gene Expression in the Rice Inflorescence Meristem

• © 2015 American Society of Plant Biologists. All rights reserved.<p>Abstract<p>Rice inflorescence meristem (IM) activity is essential for panicle …

The Arabidopsis SWI2/SNF2 Chromatin Remodeling ATPase BRAHMA Targets Directly to PINs and Is Required for Root Stem Cell Niche Maintenance

• © 2015 American Society of Plant Biologists. All rights reserved.<p>Abstract<p>BRAHMA (BRM), a SWI/SNF chromatin remodeling ATPase, is essential for the …

Soybean miR172c Targets the Repressive AP2 Transcription Factor NNC1 to Activate ENOD40 Expression and Regulate Nodule Initiation

MicroRNAs are noncoding RNAs that act as master regulators to modulate various biological processes by posttranscriptionally repressing their target …

Neuroscience

Hungry? You Might Make Better Decisions, Study Finds

Have a hunger to be a better decision maker? Then stay hungry, my friends. Researchers have found that being hungry leads people to make better choices, according to a study published in PLOS ONE.<p>All study participants fasted overnight, but one group was fed breakfast immediately when they arrived …

Psychology

Efficient gene editing in tomato in the first generation using the CRISPR/Cas9 system

Integrated Syntenic and Phylogenomic Analyses Reveal an Ancient Genome Duplication in Monocots

• © 2014 American Society of Plant Biologists. All rights reserved.<p>Abstract<p>Unraveling widespread polyploidy events throughout plant evolution is a …

miR824-Regulated AGAMOUS-LIKE16 Contributes to Flowering Time Repression in Arabidopsis

• © 2014 American Society of Plant Biologists. All rights reserved.<p>Abstract<p>The timing of flowering is pivotal for maximizing reproductive success under …

Crystal structure of the photosensing module from a red/far-red light-absorbing plant phytochrome

Much of plant growth and development is regulated by the phytochrome (Phy) family of photoreceptors. We present an atomic perspective of plant Phy …

The innermost secrets of root development

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HUA ENHANCER1 Is Involved in Posttranscriptional Regulation of Positive and Negative Regulators in Arabidopsis Photomorphogenesis

• © 2014 American Society of Plant Biologists. All rights reserved.<p>Abstract<p>Light regulates growth and developmental processes in plants via global …

DELLAs Function as Coactivators of GAI-ASSOCIATED FACTOR1 in Regulation of Gibberellin Homeostasis and Signaling in Arabidopsis

• © 2014 American Society of Plant Biologists. All rights reserved.<p>Abstract<p>Gibberellins (GAs) are essential regulators of plant development, and DELLAs …

Intervention of Phytohormone Pathways by Pathogen Effectors

• Article<br>• Info & Metrics<br>• PDF<p>This is a PDF-only article. The first page of the PDF of this article appears below.<p>Next<p>Back to top<p>Download PDF<p>Article …

Polycomb-Group Proteins and FLOWERING LOCUS T Maintain Commitment to Flowering in Arabidopsis thaliana

• © 2014 American Society of Plant Biologists. All rights reserved.<p>Abstract<p>The switch from vegetative to reproductive growth is extremely stable even …

The Chromatin-Remodeling Factor PICKLE Integrates Brassinosteroid and Gibberellin Signaling during Skotomorphogenic Growth in Arabidopsis

• © 2014 American Society of Plant Biologists. All rights reserved.<p>Abstract<p>Plant cell elongation is controlled by endogenous hormones, including …

COP1 and phyB Physically Interact with PIL1 to Regulate Its Stability and Photomorphogenic Development in Arabidopsis

• © 2014 American Society of Plant Biologists. All rights reserved.<p>Abstract<p>In <i>Arabidopsis thaliana</i>, the cryptochrome and phytochrome photoreceptors act …

Abscisic acid sensor RCAR7/PYL13, specific regulator of protein phosphatase coreceptors

Stefan Fuchs, Stefanie V. Tischer, Christian Wunschel, Alexander Christmann and Erwin Grill<p>PNAS April 1, 2014. 201322085; published ahead of print …

Evolution of a hot genome

Models suggest that predators and even biodiversity in general play a potentially significant role in carbon sequestration. But whether such results …

Whole-genome sequencing of cultivated and wild peppers provides insights into Capsicum domestication and specialization

Author contributions: C.Q., R.F.R.-B., L.H.-E., Y. Yin, J.Y., K.H., and Z.Z. designed research; C.Q., C.Y., Y.S., X.F., L.C., J. Cheng, S. Zhao, Y. …

Molecular basis for AUXIN RESPONSE FACTOR protein interaction and the control of auxin response repression

Author contributions: D.A.K., J.M.J., and L.C.S. designed research; D.A.K. performed research; M.H.N., R.D., G.H., and T.J.G. contributed new …

A Dominant Mutation in the Light-Oxygen and Voltage2 Domain Vicinity Impairs Phototropin1 Signaling in Tomato

Abstract<p>In higher plants, blue light (BL) phototropism is primarily controlled by the phototropins, which are also involved in stomatal movement and …

Fast Retrograde Signaling in Response to High Light Involves Metabolite Export, MITOGEN-ACTIVATED PROTEIN KINASE6, and AP2/ERF Transcription Factors in Arabidopsis

• © 2014 American Society of Plant Biologists. All rights reserved.<p>Abstract<p>Regulation of the expression of nuclear genes encoding chloroplast proteins …

Jasmonate-Activated MYC2 Represses ETHYLENE INSENSITIVE3 Activity to Antagonize Ethylene-Promoted Apical Hook Formation in Arabidopsis

• © 2014 American Society of Plant Biologists. All rights reserved.<p>Abstract<p>The apical hook is an essential structure that enables epigeal plants to …