Paper of the month

Papers of the month (March and April 2016)

(Image source: Anja Geitmann Lab)


An amazing set of pioneering papers in plant reproduction were published over the past two months.

1. Nat Commun. 2016 Mar 11;7:10826. doi: 10.1038/ncomms10826.

A subunit of the oligosaccharyltransferase complex is required for interspecific gametophyte recognition in Arabidopsis.

Müller LM, Lindner H, Pires ND, Gagliardini V, Grossniklaus U.

2. Nature. 2016 Mar 10;531(7593):245-8. doi: 10.1038/nature17413.

Tip-localized receptors control pollen tube growth and LURE sensing in Arabidopsis.

Takeuchi H1, and Higashiyama T.

3. Nature. 2016 Mar 10;531(7593):241-4. doi: 10.1038/nature16975. Epub 2016 Feb 10.

A receptor heteromer mediates the male perception of female attractants in plants.

Wang T, Liang L, Xue Y, Jia PF, Chen W, Zhang MX, Wang YC, Li HJ, Yang WC.

4. Curr Biol. 2016 Apr 5. pii: S0960-9822(16)30122-1. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2016.02.040.

The AMOR Arabinogalactan Sugar Chain Induces Pollen-Tube Competency to Respond to Ovular Guidance.

Mizukami AG, Inatsugi R, Jiao J, Kotake T, Kuwata K, Ootani K, Okuda S, Sankaranarayanan S, Sato Y, Maruyama D, Iwai H, Garénaux E, Sato C, Kitajima K, Tsumuraya Y, Mori 8, Yamaguchi J, Itami K, Sasaki N, Higashiyama T.

5. Dev Cell. 2016 Apr 4;37(1):34-46. doi: 10.1016/j.devcel.2016.03.009.

The CKI1 Histidine Kinase Specifies the Female Gametic Precursor of the Endosperm.

Yuan L, Liu Z, Song X, Johnson C, Yu X, Sundaresan V.



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