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The 4th International Conference on Plant Vascular Biology
Molecular Mechanism of Plant Color Change
Workshop Ⅱ on Biodiversity Data Sharing Environment in Asia
CTFS & CForBio Analytical WorkshopⅥ
International Symposium on the Regulation of Photosynthetic Function
Journal of Plant Ecology (JPE)
Journal of Systematics and Evolution (formerly Acta Phytotaxonomica Sinica)
Journal of Plant Ecology (Chinese Version)
Structural Basis for the Regulation of Glutamyl-tRNA Reductase in Chloroplast
Heme and chlorophyll are tetrapyrroles essential for respiration and photosynthesis. Plants synthesize these tetrapyrrole molecules from glutamate, which is attached to tRNA. A V-shaped enzyme, glutamyl-tRNA reductase (GluTR), reduces this glutamate to glutamate-1- semialdehyde (GSA). As a chloroplast stromal enzyme catalyzing the rate-limiting step for tetrapyrrole biosynthesis, GluTR is ...
Why Flowers Look so Different: Scientists Make Progress in the Flexibility of Floral Struc...
Flowers always show immense diversity in their phenotypes, including the arrangement of floral organs that can be whorled or spiral. In whorled flowers, the numbers of floral organs are usually fixed; in spiral flowers, in contrast, the numbers of floral organs usually show considerable variation, suggestive of the flexibility in the basic structure of the flower. The underlying mechanisms...
Why Roots Grow Vertically: New Breakthrough in the Research on Roots Gravitropism
Why Roots Grow Vertically? The importance of gravitropism to plant development had been answered by the biologist Charles Robert Darwin around one century ago. The distribution of root system in the soil directly affects the absorption and the usage of nutrients and water. PIN proteins are auxin export carriers that direct intercellular auxin flow and in turn regulate many aspects of plant...
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