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Plant Signaling & Behavior

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Plant Signaling & Behavior is looking for new, original research articles and reviews covering the latest aspects of signal perception and transduction, integrative plant physiology, and information acquisition and processing. Plant Signaling & Behavior covers the latest aspects of signal perception and transduction, integrative plant physiology, and information acquisition and processing.  Serving as a platform for publication of data related to different levels of biological organization: from molecules, via protein complexes, membranes, organelles, cells, organs, whole plants, up to plant communities.

The journal also covers studies on communication and interactions of plants with viruses, bacteria, nematodes, fungi, insects, and predatory animals. These interactions can be pathogenic, symbiotic or predatory. 

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Meet the Editors

We caught up with Editor Frantisek Baluska to find out what sets Plant Signaling & Behavior apart from its competitors and what research he and his fellow Editors are interested in receiving in 2020.

Here's what he had to say...

"In 2005, the journal Plant Signaling & Behavior was conceived and named based on a broad internet discussion. It was an exciting experience, in which many interested scientists participated. The result is that from the very beginning there has been a wide sense of identification and support for the journal amongst the community.

Plant Signaling & Behavior's Editors, Associate Editors, and Editorial Board represent a broad variety of experts. All of whom are able to identify a large number of qualified peer reviewers through their professional associations.

Many peer reviewers, who are impressed with the breadth and quality of the papers in the journal, are motivated to submit their own manuscripts for publication. The large number of readers and subscribers also ensure an active visibility for the journal on social media."

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Frantisek Baluska

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University of Bonn
Bonn, Germany

Prof. František Baluška is Group Leader at the Institute of Molecular Cell Biology (IZMB), University of Bonn.

He is one of the leading scientists in the fields of roots, cytoskeleton, plant cell biology, polarity, endocytosis, vesicle recycling, as well as sensory, behavioural and cognitive biology of plants. He has published more than 240 peer reviewed papers.

Tony Trewavas

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University of Edinburgh
Edinburgh, UK

Prof. Anthony Trewavas is a Fellow of the Royal Society of London and Edinburgh.

He is one of the leading scientists in the fields of plant behavior, sentience, intelligence and cognition. He has published more than 250 peer reviewed papers.

Stefano Mancuso

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University of Florence
Florence, Italy

Prof. Stefano Mancuso is the director of international laboratory of plant neurobiology (LINV).

He is one of the leading scientists in the fields of plant electrophysiology, behavior, and cognition. He has published more than 150 peer reviewed papers.

Dieter Volkmann

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University of Bonn
Bonn, Germany

Prof. Dieter Volkmann is retired but still active and one of the leading scientists in the fields of plant signaling, gravisensing, cytoskeleton and cellular dynamics. He has published more than 200 peer reviewed papers.

Editor's Choice

Are you interested in joining the Plant Signaling & Behavior community? The Editors have decided to highlight a collection of frequently accessed articles which may be of interest to your research. Free to access below:

TitleAuthor
Light priming of thermotolerance development in plantsShin-Hee Han, Young-Joon Park & Chung-Mo Park
Historical roots and current status of plant physiologyKarl J. Niklas
ERECT LEAF1 suppresses jasmonic acid response in rice by decreasing OsWRKY4 stabilityTomoaki Sakamoto, Hidemi Kitano & Shozo Fujioka
ABA inhibits root cell elongation through repressing the cytokinin signalingHirotomo Takatsuka & Masaaki Umeda
Emerging roles of tetraspanins in plant inter-cellular and inter-kingdom communicationSaul Jimenez-Jimenez et al.
Differential and tissue-specific activation pattern of the AtPROPEP and AtPEPR genes in response to biotic and abiotic stress in Arabidopsis thalianaMehdi Safaeizadeh & Thomas Boller
Flowers anticipate revisits of pollinators by learning from previously experienced visitation intervalsMoritz Mittelbach, Sandro Kolbaia, Maximilian Weigend & Tilo Henning
MKP1 acts as a key modulator of stomatal developmentRaman Jangra, Hassan Damen & Jin Suk Lee
Developmental polarity shapes thermo-induced nastic movements in plantsJae Young Kim, Young-Joon Park, June-Hee Lee & Chung-Mo Park
Jasmonic acid-induced hydrogen sulfide activates MEK1/2 in regulating the redox state of ascorbate in Arabidopsis thaliana leavesC. Shan, H. Sun, Y. Zhou & W. Wang

Why this research might be of interest to you

Plant Immunity is closely connected to MAP kinases and ROS production (Kawasaki et al). Natural variation in daily rhythms of GIGANTEA expression is relevant for development and adaptation of plants (de Montaigu and Coupland). Plethora expression patterns relevant for root and nodule biology are conserved among the Arabidopsis and Medicago (Franssen et al).

PEN1, PEN2 and PEN3 are components of the SNARE-based regulon are co-regulated in root cells undergoing defense (Klink et al). bZIP28 and HSFA2 emerge as putative heat sensors in plants acting via ROS signaling (Kataoka et al). IQD proteins associate with microtubules and act as hub of cellular calcium and auxin signaling (Bürstenbinder et al). Genes that control flowering in orchids are discussed from broader perspectives of plant floral transitions and orchid breeding (Wang et al). Stomatal conductances increasing with high temperatures allow plants to benefit from increased evaporative cooling during the heat waves (Urban et al).

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