"Nutrient carriers at the heart of plant nutrition and sensing" – a review by Kevin Robe and Marie Barberon in Current Opinion in Plant Biology.
"The Arabidopsis endosperm is a temperature-sensing tissue that implements seed thermoinhibition through phyB" – a paper of the Lopez-Molina lab in Nature Communications.
"An internal thermometer tells the seeds when to germinate" – a press release.
"Comment germent les grains?" – an interview of Luis Lopez-Molina (in French) in the RTS news broadcast.
"The cytoplasmic synthesis and coupled membrane translocation of eukaryotic polyphosphate by signal-activated VTC complex" – a paper co-authored by Michael Hothorn in Nature Communications.
"Architecture of chloroplast TOC–TIC translocon supercomplex" – a paper co-authored by Jean-David Rochaix in Nature.
"Researchers elucidate structure of enigmatic chloroplast protein transport machinery" – a press release.
“High resolution ancient sedimentary DNA shows that alpine plant diversity is associated with human land use and climate change” – a paper co-authored by Jean-Paul Theurillat in Nature Communications.
We have a new name:
Department of Botany and Plant Biology (Département de Botanique et Biologie végétale) becomes
Department of Plant Sciences (Département des sciences végétales)
"Extracellular vesiculo-tubular structures associated with suberin deposition in plant cell walls" – a paper by Marie Barberon and colleagues in Nature Communications.
"Parental and environmental control of seed dormancy in Arabidopsis thaliana" – a review by Mayumi Iwasaki, Steven Penfield, and Luis Lopez-Molina in Annual Review of Plant Biology.
"Coenzymes and the primary and specialized metabolism interface" – a review by Maite Colinas and Teresa Fitzpatrick in Current Opinion in Plant Biology.
"Building and breaking of a barrier: Suberin plasticity and function in the endodermis" – a review by Vinay Shukla and Marie Barberon in Current Opinion in Plant Biology.
"The young plant’s pantry does more than just feed it" – a press release.
"The Arabidopsis mature endosperm promotes seedling cuticle formation via release of sulfated peptides" – a paper of the Lopez-Molina lab in Developmental Cell.
"The defensive arsenal of plant roots" – a press release.
"Suberin plasticity to developmental and exogenous cues is regulated by a set of MYB transcription factors" – a paper of the Barberon lab in PNAS.
“Perception and signaling of ultraviolet-B radiation in plants” – a review by Roman Podolec, Emilie Demarsy and Roman Ulm in Annual Review of Plant Biology.
“Let there be green!” – a press release.
“A multifaceted analysis reveals two distinct phases of chloroplast biogenesis during de-etiolation in Arabidopsis” – a paper by Emilie Demarsy and colleagues in eLife.
“Pourquoi les plantes sont vertes” – an interview of Emilie Demarsy (in French) in the RTS news broadcast.
“A constitutively monomeric UVR8 photoreceptor confers enhanced UV-B photomorphogenesis” – a paper of the Ulm and Hothorn labs in PNAS.
“Inositol pyrophosphates promote the interaction of SPX domains with the coiled-coil motif of PHR transcription factors to regulate plant phosphate homeostasis” – a paper of the Hothorn lab in Nature Communications.
“Constitutive activation of leucine-rich repeat receptor kinase signaling pathways by BAK1-interacting receptor-like kinase 3 chimera” – a paper of the Hothorn lab in The Plant Cell.
"UVR8-mediated inhibition of shade avoidance involves HFR1 stabilization in Arabidopsis" – a paper of the Ulm lab in PLoS Genetics.
"Cryptochrome-mediated blue-light signalling modulates UVR8 photoreceptor activity and contributes to UV-B tolerance in Arabidopsis" – a paper of the Ulm lab in Nature Communications.
"A two-way molecular dialogue between embryo and endosperm is required for seed development" – a paper co-authored by Satohiro Okuda and Michael Hothorn in Science.
"Molecular mechanism for the recognition of sequence-divergent CIF peptides by the plant receptor kinases GSO1/SGN3 and GSO2" – a paper of the Hothorn lab in PNAS.
Marie Barberon receives an SNSF Eccellenza Grant.
“Two bifunctional inositol pyrophosphate kinases/phosphatases control plant phosphate homeostasis” – a paper of the Hothorn lab in eLife.
“Polyamine uptake transporter 2 (put2) and decaying seeds enhance phyA-mediated germination by overcoming PIF1 repression of germination” – a paper of the Lopez-Molina lab in PLoS Genetics.
“Polarized transport across root epithelia” – a review by Priya Ramakrishna and Marie Barberon in Current Opinion in Plant Biology.
“Plant photoreceptors and their signaling components compete for COP1 binding via VP peptide motifs” – a paper of the Ulm and Hothorn labs in The EMBO Journal.
“Seeds inherit memories from their mother” – a press release.
“Non-canonical RNA-directed DNA methylation participates in maternal and environmental control of seed dormancy” – a paper of the Lopez-Molina lab in eLife.
"Concerted expression of a cell cycle regulator and a metabolic enzyme from a bicistronic transcript in plants" – a paper of the Hothorn lab in Nature Plants.
Marie Barberon awarded by the Sandoz Family Foundation – Monique de Meuron Programme for Academic Promotion – UNIGEnews.
Michael Hothorn receives an ERC Consolidator Grant.
"A protein prevents plants from premature flowering" – a press release.
"Arabidopsis RUP2 represses UVR8-mediated flowering in noninductive photoperiods" – a paper of the Ulm lab in Genes & Development.
"When the seed becomes a plant, it has 48 hours to survive" – a press release.
“Chloroplast biogenesis controlled by DELLA-TOC159 interaction in early plant development” – a paper of the Lopez-Molina and Kessler (UniNE) labs in Current Biology.
"Germination: defeating bacteria with their own weapons" – a press release.
"The plant pathogen Pseudomonas aeruginosa triggers a DELLA-dependent seed germination arrest in Arabidopsis" – a paper of the Lopez-Molina lab in eLife.
"The SERK3 elongated allele defines a role for BIR ectodomains in brassinosteroid signalling" – a paper of the Hothorn lab in Nature Plants.
“Accelerated increase in plant species richness on mountain summits is linked to warming” – a paper co-authored by Jean-Paul Theurillat in Nature.
"Mechanistic basis for the activation of plant membrane receptor kinases by SERK-family coreceptors" – a paper of the Hothorn lab in PNAS.
“Coping with ‘Dark Sides of the Sun’ through Photoreceptor Signaling” – a review by Emilie Demarsy, Michel Goldschmidt-Clermont, and Roman Ulm in Trends in Plant Science.
“A bacterium that attacks burn victims will soon be unarmed” – a press release.
“Transcriptome Analysis of Pseudomonas aeruginosa Cultured in Human Burn Wound Exudates” – a paper of the Perron lab in Cellular and Infection Microbiology.
“Control of plant phosphate homeostasis by inositol pyrophosphates and the SPX domain” – a review by Michael Hothorn and colleagues in Current Opinion in Biotechnology.
“How plants cope with UV-B: from perception to response” – a review by Ruohe Yin and Roman Ulm in Current Opinion in Plant Biology.
Michael Hothorn has been selected as International Research Scholar by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Wellcome Trust and the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.
“The structural basis of ligand perception and signal activation by receptor kinases” – a review by Ulrich Hohmann, Kelvin Lau and Michael Hothorn in Annual Review of Plant Biology.
“Rationalising vitamin B6 biofortification in crop plants” – a review by Jared Fudge, Teresa Fitzpatrick and colleagues in Current Opinion in Biotechnology.
“Dormancy-specific imprinting underlies maternal inheritance of seed dormancy in Arabidopsis thaliana” – a paper of the Lopez-Molina lab in eLife.
“How plants manage excess solar energy” – a press release.
“UV-B photoreceptor-mediated protection of the photosynthetic machinery in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii” – a paper of the Ulm and Goldschmidt-Clermont labs in PNAS.
“A pivotal role for a single amino acid in the production of vitamin B6” – a press release.
“Structural definition of the lysine swing in Arabidopsis thaliana PDX1: Intermediate channeling facilitating vitamin B6 biosynthesis” – a paper of the Fitzpatrick lab in PNAS.
Jean-David Rochaix received the Lifetime Achievement Award of the International Society of Photosynthesis Research.
Manuel Gonzalez, from Karl Perron’s lab, received from the hands of Roger Moore (James Bond) the Prize of the best poster, at the National Symposium 2016 of the Swiss Burn & Wound Research Network.
“A plant cell recycles its resources in times of scarcity” – a press release.
“A Nucleus-Encoded Chloroplast Phosphoprotein Governs Expression of the Photosystem I Subunit PsaC in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii” – a paper of the Goldschmidt-Clermont lab in The Plant Cell.
“Une algue pleine de ressources” – an interview of Michel Goldschmidt-Clermont (in French) in the RTS news broadcast.
“UV-B perception and acclimation in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii” – a paper of the Ulm lab in The Plant Cell.
“Des pansements anti-infectieux pour soigner les grands brûlés” – a press release.
“Anti-Microbial Dendrimers against Multidrug-Resistant P. aeruginosa Enhance the Angiogenic Effect of Biological Burn-wound Bandages” – a paper of the Perron lab in Scientific Reports.
“A wax shield to conquer the Earth” – a press release.
“An endosperm-associated cuticle is required for Arabidopsis seed viability, dormancy and early control of germination” – a paper of the Lopez-Molina lab in PLoS Genetics.
“A cure for vitamin B6 deficiency” – a press release.
“Increased bioavailable vitamin B6 in field-grown transgenic cassava for dietary sufficiency” – a paper co-authored by Teresa Fitzpatrick in Nature Biotechnology.
“Four fairies watch over Sleeping Beauty” – a press release.
“Abscisic acid transporters cooperate to control seed germination” – a paper co-authored by Luis Lopez-Molina in Nature Communications.
“Le secret du réveil des graines” – an interview of Luis Lopez-Molina (in French) in the RTS news broadcast.
“Natures balancing act: examining biosynthesis de novo, recycling and processing damaged vitamin B metabolites” - a review by Maite Colinas and Teresa Fitzpatrick in Current Opinion in Plant Biology.
“Sharing light between two photosystems: mechanism of state transitions” - a review by Michel Goldschmidt-Clermont and Roberto Bassi in Current Opinion in Plant Biology.
"Two distinct domains of the UVR8 photoreceptor interact with COP1 to initiate UV-B signaling in Arabidopsis" - a paper of the Ulm lab in The Plant Cell.
Michael Hothorn selected as EMBO Young Investigator
“UV-B-responsive association of the Arabidopsis bZIP transcription factor ELONGATED HYPOCOTYL5 with target genes, including its own promoter” - a paper of the Ulm lab in The Plant Cell
Roman Ulm received the 2014 Finsen Lecture Award from the International Union of Photobiology.
“Complex behavior: from cannibalism to suicide in the vitamin B1 biosynthesis world” - a review by Teresa Fitzpatrick and Stéphane Thore in Current Opinion in Structural Biology
“Conditional Depletion of the Chlamydomonas Chloroplast ClpP1 Protease Activates Nuclear Genes Involved in Autophagy and Plastid Protein Quality Control” – a paper of the Rochaix lab in Plant Cell.
“The rise of operon-like gene clusters in plants” – a review of the Fitzpatrick lab in Trends in Plant Science.
“Regulation and dynamics of the light-harvesting system” – a review by Jean-David Rochaix in Annual Review of Plant Biology.
“Small RNAs reveal two target sites of the RNA-maturation factor Mbb1 in the chloroplast of Chlamydomonas” – a paper of the Goldschmidt-Clermont lab in Nucleic Acids Research.
“A plant which acclimatizes with no exterior influence” – a press release.
“Constitutively active UVR8 photoreceptor variant in Arabidopsis” – a paper of the Ulm lab in PNAS.
“La capacité des plantes à résister aux UV-B” – an interview of Roman Ulm (in French) in the RTS news broadcast.
“Les microbes sont-ils tous méchants?” - an interview of Karl Perron (in French) in the RTS news broadcast.
“Analysis of Chlamydomonas thiamin metabolism in vivo reveals riboswitch plasticity” – a paper of the Fitzpatrick lab in PNAS
“Ultraviolet-B-mediated induction of protein–protein interactions in mammalian cells” – a paper co-authored by Roman Ulm in Nature Communications
“Multi-chromatic control of mammalian gene expression and signalling” – a paper co-authored by Roman Ulm in Nucleic Acids Research
“Repression of essential chloroplast genes reveals new signaling pathways and regulatory feedback loops in Chlamydomonas” – a paper of the Rochaix lab in The Plant Cell.
“UV-B receptor recycling is needed for balanced plants’ sunscreen synthesis” – a press release.
“Reversion of the Arabidopsis UV-B photoreceptor UVR8 to the homodimeric ground state” – a paper of the Ulm lab in PNAS.
An issue of Current Opinion in Plant Biology edited by Jerzy Paszkowski and Robert A. Martienssen.
“How seeds in the shade decide to germinate or not” – a press release (in French).
“Spatially and genetically distinct control of seed germination by phytochromes A and B” – a paper of the Lopez-Molina lab in Genes & Development.
“Identification of a photosystem II phosphatase involved in light acclimation in Arabidopsis” ‒ a paper of the Goldschmidt-Clermont lab in The Plant Cell.
“Loss of DNA methylation affects the recombination landscape in Arabidopsis” - a paper of the Paszkowski lab in PNAS.
“Structural basis of transcriptional gene silencing mediated by Arabidopsis MOM1” - a paper of the Paszkowski lab in PLoS Genetics
“Vitamin deficiencies in humans: can plant science help?” - a review by Teresa Fitzpatrick and colleagues in The Plant Cell.
“UV-B photoreceptor-mediated signalling in plants” - a review by Marc Heijde and Roman Ulm in Trends in Plant Science.
“Comparative phosphoproteome profiling reveals a function of the STN8 kinase in fine-tuning of cyclic electron flow (CEF)” – a paper co-authored by Jean-David Rochaix in PNAS.
“Epigenetic contribution to stress adaptation in plants” – a review by Marie Mirouze and Jerzy Paszkowski in Current Opinion in Plant Biology.
“The guardian angels of genome stability” ‒ a press release (in French).
“An siRNA pathway prevents transgenerational retrotransposition in plants subjected to stress” ‒ a paper of the Paszkowski lab in Nature.
“Selected aspects of transgenerational epigenetic inheritance and resetting in plants” - a review by Jerzy Paszkowski and Ueli Grossniklaus in Current Opinion in Plant Biology
“Negative feedback regulation of UV-B–induced photomorphogenesis and stress acclimation in Arabidopsis” - a paper of the Ulm lab in PNAS
“Le réveil de la graine au bois dormant”, press release
“A seed coat bedding assay shows that RGL2-dependent release of abscisic acid by the endosperm controls embryo growth in Arabidopsis dormant seeds” - a paper of the Lopez-Molina lab in PNAS
“Stress-induced activation of heterochromatic transcription” - a paper of the Paszkowski lab in PLoS Genetics
"The PPH1 phosphatase is specifically involved in LHCII dephosphorylation and state transitions in Arabidopsis" - a paper of the Goldschmidt-Clermont lab in PNAS
"Chloroplast RNA metabolism" – a review co-authored by Michel Goldschmidt-Clermont in Annual Review of Plant Biology
"MOM1 and Pol-IV/V interactions regulate the intensity and specificity of transcriptional gene silencing" - a paper of the Paszkowski lab in The EMBO Journal