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In their exploration of G-protein-mediated signalling pathways in soya bean (Glycine max), Sona Pandey and colleagues show how subtle biochemical differences observed among recently duplicated and highly conserved Gα proteins of soya bean are functionally significant, as observed by in vivo complementation of a yeast gpa1 mutant in the pheromone-response pathway. Listen to Dr Pandey discussing this research in her podcast.
In this paper, Alison Baker and colleagues have performed a detailed characterization of a small-molecule inhibitor of protein trafficking and the gravitropic response in Arabidopsis thaliana. They have also identified two A. thaliana ecotypes that display resistance to this compound; these ecotypes and the inhibitor compound are subsequently shown to provide a useful tool for investigating protein trafficking. Listen to Rupesh Paudyal, first author on the paper, and Professor Baker discussing this research in their podcast.
Cmps (chitinase-modifying proteins) are fungal proteases that truncate plant class IV chitinases by cleaving near their N-termini. In the present paper, Todd Naumann and colleagues describe a new type of cmp, termed "polyglycine hydrolases", as proteases that selectively cleave glycine-glycine peptide bonds within the polyglycine linker of plant class IV chitinases. Listen to Todd discussing this paper in his podcast.
Biological nitrogen fixation is an energetically demanding process that provides the primary route for entry of fixed nitrogen into the biosphere. In their review, David Emerich and Hari Krishnan show how this process is fulfilled by symbiosomes, temporary organelle-like structures that contain 'moonlighting proteins' (defined as proteins that perform roles unrelated to their annotated activities when found in an unexpected physiological environment). Understanding the functional attributes of the symbiosome will lead to the ability to enhance nitrogen fixation capacity, and ultimately to increase the number of plant species that are capable of hosting symbiotic nitrogen-fixing bacteria.
Content in BJ Plant
2014 - Volumes 457-464
  • Volume 462
  • Volume 461
    • part 3, 349-539 (1 August)
    • part 2, 159-347 (15 July)
    • part 1, 1-158 (1 July)
  • Volume 460
    • part 3, 317-473 (15 June)
    • part 2, 141-316 (1 June)
    • part 1, 1-139 (15 May)
  • Volume 459
    • part 3, 427-576 (1 May)
    • part 2, 241-425 (15 Apr)
    • part 1, 1-239 (1 Apr)
  • Volume 458
    • part 3, 421-583 (15 Mar)
    • part 2, 187-419 (1 Mar)
    • part 1, 1-185 (15 Feb)
2013 - Volumes 449-456
  • Volume 456
    • part 3, 311-475 (15 Dec)
    • part 2, 149-309 (1 Dec)
    • part 1, 1-147 (15 Nov)
  • Volume 455
    • part 3, 261-375 (1 Nov)
    • part 2, 133-260 (15 Oct)
    • part 1, 1-131 (1 Oct)
  • Volume 454
    • part 3, 361-595 (15 Sep)
    • part 2, 169-359 (1 Sep)
    • part 1, 1-167 (15 Aug)
  • Volume 453
    • part 3, 311-485 (1 Aug)
    • part 2, 155-310 (15 Jul)
    • part 1, 1-154 (1 Jul)
  • Volume 452
    • part 3, 369-594 (15 Jun)
    • part 2, 173-368 (1 Jun)
    • part 1, 1-171 (15 May)
  • Volume 451
    • part 3, 345-474 (1 May)
    • part 2, 135-343 (15 Apr)
    • part 1, 1-134 (1 Apr)
  • Volume 449
    • part 3, 567-811 (1 Feb)
    • part 2, 307-566 (15 Jan)
    • part 1, 1-305 (1 Jan)
2012 - Volumes 441-448
  • Volume 448
    • part 3, 297-423 (15 Dec)
    • part 2, 171-295 (1 Dec)
    • part 1, 1-169 (15 Nov)
  • Volume 447
    • part 3, 321-464 (1 Nov)
    • part 2, 185-320 (15 Oct)
    • part 1, 1-184 (1 Oct)
  • Volume 446
    • part 3, 333-521 (15 Sep)
    • part 2, 165-331 (1 Sep)
    • part 1, 1-163 (15 Aug)
  • Volume 443
    • part 3, 587-867 (1 May)
    • part 2, 329-585 (15 Apr)
    • part 1, 1-328 (1 Apr)
  • Volume 441
    • part 3. 763-1026
    • part 2. 523-762
    • part 1, 1-522 (1 Jan)
2011 - Volumes 433-440
  • Volume 438
    • part 3, 397-564 (15 Sep)
    • part 2, 229-396 (1 Sep)
    • part 1, 1-227 (15 Aug)
  • Volume 437
    • part 3, 357-576 (1 Aug)
    • part 2, 169-355 (15 Jul)
    • part 1, 1-167 (1 Jul)
  • Volume 434
    • part 3, 353-576 (15 Mar)
    • part 2, 181-351 (1 Mar)
    • part 1, 1-180 (15 Feb)
  • Volume 433
    • part 3, 403-535 (1 Feb)
    • part 2, 253-402 (15 Jan)
    • part 1, 1-252 (1 Jan)
2010 - Volumes 425-432
  • Volume 432
    • part 3, 417-605 (15 Dec)
    • part 2, 227-416 (1 Dec)
    • part 1, 1-226 (15 Nov)
  • Volume 430
    • part 3, 365-599 (15 Sep)
    • part 2, 179-364 (1 Sep)
    • part 1, 1-177 (15 Aug)
  • Volume 429
    • part 3, 403-614 (1 Aug)
    • part 2, 225-401 (15 Jul)
    • part 1, 1-224 (1 Jul)
  • Volume 428
    • part 3, 305-509 (15 Jun)
    • part 2, 133-304 (1 Jun)
    • part 1, 1-131 (15 May)
  • Volume 427
    • part 3, 333-551 (1 May)
    • part 2, 189-332 (15 Apr)
    • part 1, 1-188 (1 Apr)
  • Volume 426
    • part 3, 243-389 (15 Mar)
    • part 2, 119-241 (1 Mar)
    • part 1, 1-118 (15 Feb)
2009 - Volumes 417-424
  • Volume 422
    • part 3, 393-570 (15 Sep)
    • part 2, 193-392 (1 Sep)
    • part 1, 1-191 (15 Aug)
  • Volume 421
    • part 3, 323-483 (1 Aug)
    • part 2, 145-322 (15 Jul)
    • part 1, 1-143 (1 Jul)
  • Volume 420
    • part 3, 345-493 (15 Jun)
    • part 2, 133-343 (1 Jun)
    • part 1, 1-132 (15 May)
  • Volume 417
    • part 3, 621-813 (1 Feb)
    • part 2, 401-620 (15 Jan)
    • part 1, 1-400 (1 Jan)
2008 - Volumes 409-416
  • Volume 416
    • part 3, 317-475 (15 Dec)
    • part 2, 153-315 (1 Dec)
    • part 1, 1-152 (15 Nov)
  • Volume 414
    • part 3, 313-495 (15 Sep)
    • part 2, 161-311 (1 Sep)
    • part 1, 1-159 (15 Aug)
  • Volume 412
    • part 3, 399-588 (15 Jun)
    • part 2, 179-397 (1 Jun)
    • part 1, 1-178 (15 May)
  • Volume 411
    • part 3, 467-697 (1 May)
    • part 2, 211-465 (15 Apr)
    • part 1, 1-209 (1 Apr)
  • Volume 410
    • part 3, 439-631 (15 Mar)
    • part 2, 225-437 (1 Mar)
    • part 1, 1-223 (15 Feb)
  • Volume 409
    • part 3, 623-789 (1 Feb)
    • part 2, 321-622 (15 Jan)
    • part 1, 1-320 (1 Jan)
2007 - Volumes 401-408
  • Volume 408
    • part 3, 297-439 (15 Dec)
    • part 2, 149-295 (1 Dec)
    • part 1, 1-148 (15 Nov)
  • Volume 407
    • part 3, 321-471 (1 Nov)
    • part 2, 153-320 (15 Oct)
    • part 1, 1-151 (1 Oct)
  • Volume 406
    • part 3, 365-527 (15 Sep)
    • part 2, 185-363 (1 Sep)
    • part 1, 1-183 (15 Aug)
  • Volume 404
    • part 3, 353-544 (15 Jun)
    • part 2, 169-351 (1 Jun)
    • part 1, 1-167 (15 May)
  • Volume 403
    • part 3, 369-615 (1 May)
    • part 2, 217-367 (15 Apr) 
    • part 1, 1-215 (1 Apr)
  • Volume 402
    • part 3, 405-603 (15 Mar)
    • part 2, 205-403 (1 Mar)
    • part 1, 1-204 (15 Feb)
  • Volume 401
    • part 3, 613-763 (1 Feb)
    • part 2, 365-612 (15 Jan)
    • part 1, 1-363 (1 Jan)
2006 - Volumes 393-400
  • Volume 400
    • part 3, 385-582 (15 Dec)
    • part 2, 217-383 (1 Dec)
    • part 1, 1-215 (15 Nov)
  • Volume 399
    • part 3, 361-543 (1 Nov)
    • part 2, 177-359 (15 Oct)
    • part 1, 1-175 (1 Oct)
  • Volume 398
    • part 3, 319-613 (15 Sep)
    • part 2, 153-317 (1 Sep)
    • part 1, 1-152 (15 Aug)
  • Volume 397
    • part 3, 377-543 (1 Aug)
    • part 2, 233-375 (15 Jul)
    • part 1, 1-231 (1 Jul)
  • Volume 396
    • part 3, 401-583 (15 Jun)
    • part 2, 201-399 (1 Jun)
    • part 1, 1-200 (15 May)
  • Volume 395
    • part 3, 449-663 (1 May)
    • part 2, 233-448 (15 Apr)
    • part 1, 1-231 (1 Apr)
  • Volume 394
    • part 3, 527-725 (15 Mar)
    • part 2, 375-526 (1 Mar)
    • part 1, 1-373 (15 Feb)
  • Volume 393
    • part 3, 609-807 (1 Feb)
    • part 2, 441-607 (15 Jan)
    • part 1, 1-439 (1 Jan)
2005 - Volumes 385-392
  • Volume 392
    • part 3, 417-712 (15 Dec)
    • part 2, 249-415 (1 Dec)
    • part 1, 1-248 (15 Nov)
  • Volume 391
    • part 3, 449-712 (1 Nov)
    • part 2, 153-448 (15 Oct)
    • part 1, 1-151 (1 Oct)
  • Volume 390
    • part 3, 641-792 (15 Sep)
    • part 2, 377-640 (1 Sep)
    • part 1, 1-376 (15 Aug)
  • Volume 387
    • part 3, 561-919 (1 May)
    • part 2, 281-560 (15 Apr)
    • part 1, 1-280 (1 Apr)
  • Volume 386
    • part 3, 401-616 (15 Mar)
    • part 2, 201-400 (1 Mar)
    • part 1, 1-200 (15 Feb)
  • Volume 385
    • part 3, 625-839 (1 Feb)
    • part 2, 329-623 (15 Jan)
    • part 1, 1-327 (1 Jan)
2004 - Volumes 377-384
  • Volume 384
    • part 3, 449-655 (15 Dec)
    • part 2, 201-447 (1 Dec)
    • part 1, 1-199 (15 Nov)
  • Volume 382
    • part 3, 769-1039 (15 Sep)
    • part 2, 393-767 (1 Sep)
    • part 1, 1-392 (15 Aug)
  • Volume 381
    • part 3, 561-951 (1 Aug)
    • part 2, 329-559 (15 Jul)
    • part 1, 1-328 (1 Jul)
  • Volume 380
    • part 3, 593-951 (15 Jun)
    • part 2, 297-591 (1 Jun)
    • part 1, 1-295 (15 May)
  • Volume 379
    • part 3, 513-849 (1 May)
    • part 2, 217-512 (15 Apr)
    • part 1, 1-216 (1 Apr)
2003 - Volumes 369-376
  • Volume 376
    • part 3, 545-823 (15 Dec)
    • part 2, 313-544 (1 Dec)
    • part 1, 1-311 (15 Nov)
  • Volume 375
    • part 3, 503-812 (1 Nov)
    • part 2, 231-501 (15 Oct)
    • part 1, 1-230 (1 Oct)
  • Volume 374
    • part 3, 577-807 (15 Sep)
    • part 2, 281-575 (1 Sep)
    • part 1, 1-280 (15 Aug)
  • Volume 373
    • part 3, 641-1000 (1 Aug)
    • part 2, 313-640 (15 Jul)
    • part 1, 1-311 (1 Jul)
  • Volume 372
    • part 3, 671-910 (15 Jun)
    • part 2, 279-669 (1 Jun)
    • part 1, 1-278 (15 May)
  • Volume 371
    • part 3, 641-1064 (1 May)
    • part 2, 233-640 (15 Apr)
    • part 1, 1-232 (1 Apr)
  • Volume 370
    • part 3, 737-1111 (15 Mar)
    • part 2, 361-735 (1 Mar)
    • part 1, 1-360 (15 Feb)
  • Volume 369
    • part 3, 429-739 (1 Feb)
    • part 2, 199-427 (15 Jan)
    • part 1, 1-198 (1 Jan)
2002 - Volumes 361-368
  • Volume 368
    • part 3, 673-952 (15 Dec)
    • part 2, 377-672 (1 Dec)
    • part 1, 1-375 (15 Nov)
  • Volume 365
    • part 3, 561-903(1 August)
    • part 2, 329-560 (15 July)
    • part 1, 1-328 (1 July)
  • Volume 363
    • part 3, 417-839 (1 May)
    • part 2, 201-416 (15 Apr)
    • part 1, 1-200 (1 Apr)
  • Volume 362
    • part 3, 513-761 (15 Mar)
    • part 2, 265-512 (1 Mar)
    • part 1, 1-264 (15 Feb)
  • Volume 361
    • part 3, 417-696 (1 Feb)
    • part 2, 185-416 (15 Jan)
    • part 1, 1-184 (1 Jan)