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Discover what's new and interesting in the biochemistry and molecular and cell biology of plants

Although the flows of material through metabolic networks are central to cell function, they are not easy to measure other than at the level of inputs and outputs. This is particularly true in plant cells, where the network spans multiple subcellular compartments and where the network may function either heterotrophically or photoautotrophically. Recently, it has become possible to map the fluxes in central carbon metabolism using the stable isotope labelling techniques of metabolic flux analysis (MFA), and to predict intracellular fluxes using constraints-based modelling procedures such as flux balance analysis (FBA).
In this review from Nicholas Kruger and R. George Ratcliffe at the Department of Plant Sciences, University of Oxford, the principal features of MFA and FBA as applied to plants are outlined, followed by a discussion of the insights that have been gained into plant metabolic networks through the application of these time-consuming and non-trivial methods.
Protein ID (intrinsic disorder) plays a significant, yet relatively unexplored role in transcription factors (TFs). In this recent study from Charlotte O'Shea and Karen Skriver in Copenhagen show that analysis of the transcription regulatory domains (TRDs) of six phylogenetically representative, plant-specific NAC [no apical meristem, ATAF (Arabidopsis transcription activation factor), cup-shaped cotyledon] TFs are mostly disordered. The single molecular recognition feature (MoRF) in ANAC046 (Arabidopsis NAC domain containing protein 46) is a functional hot spot mediating interactions with RCD1 (radical-induced cell death 1), a stress-associated hub which exploits disorder and different mechanisms for interactions.
Content in BJ Plant
2015 - Volumes 465-472
  • Volume 466
    • part 2, 203-430 (1 Mar)
    • part 1, 1-201 (15 Feb)
2014 - Volumes 457-464
  • Volume 464
    • part 3, 293-472 (15 Dec)
    • part 2, 169-291 (1 Dec)
    • part 1, 1-168 (15 Nov)
  • Volume 462
    • part 3, 385-603 (15 Sep)
    • part 2, 199-384 (1 Sep)
    • part 1, 1-197 (15 Aug)
  • Volume 461
    • part 3, 349-539 (1 Aug)
    • part 2, 159-347 (15 Jul)
    • part 1, 1-158 (1 Jul)
  • Volume 460
    • part 3, 317-473 (15 Jun)
    • part 2, 141-316 (1 Jun)
    • 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)