1. Xanthomonas citri subsp. citri type III effector PthA4 directs the dynamical expression of a putative citrus carbohydrate-binding protein gene for canker formation

    This article has 6 authors:
    1. Xinyu Chen
    2. Huasong Zou
    3. Tao Zhuo
    4. Wei Rou
    5. Wei Wu
    6. Xiaojing Fan
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      eLife assessment

      This valuable study provides new insight into potential subtle dynamics in effector biology. The data presented generally support the claims, but in some cases, significant controls are missing and so the overall work is currently incomplete. If the limitations can be addressed, this work should be of broad relevance for biologists interested in molecular plant-microbe interactions.

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  2. Phytoplasma Targeting of MADS-Box Factor SVP Suppresses Leaf Responses to Insect Vector Males, Promoting Female Attraction and Colonization

    This article has 5 authors:
    1. Zigmunds Orlovskis
    2. Archana Singh
    3. Adi Kliot
    4. Weijie Huang
    5. Saskia A. Hogenhout
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      This study highlights an important discovery: a bacterial pathogen's effector influences plant responses that in turn affect how the leafhopper insect vector for the bacteria is attracted to the plants in a sex-dependent manner. The research is backed by convincing physiological and transcriptome analyses. This study unveils a complex interdependence between the pathogen effector, male leafhoppers, and a plant transcription factor in modulating female attraction to the plant, shedding light on previously unexplored aspects of plant-bacteria-insect interactions.

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  3. Hyperspectral imaging for chloroplast movement detection

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    1. Paweł Hermanowicz
    2. Justyna Łabuz

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  4. Polarised subcellular activation of ROPs by specific ROPGEFs drives pollen germination in Arabidopsis thaliana

    This article has 3 authors:
    1. Alida Melissa Bouatta
    2. Andrea Lepper
    3. Philipp Denninger

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  5. Long non-coding RNAs regulate the expression of cell surface receptors in plants

    This article has 4 authors:
    1. Hemal Bhasin
    2. Hasna Khan
    3. Zachary Kileeg
    4. G. Adam Mott

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  6. Using AlphaFold Multimer to discover interkingdom protein-protein interactions

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    1. Felix Homma
    2. Joy Lyu
    3. Renier A. L. van der Hoorn

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  7. The Rhizobial effector NopT targets Nod factor receptors to regulate symbiosis in Lotus japonicus

    This article has 10 authors:
    1. Hanbin Bao
    2. Wang Yanan
    3. Haoxing Li
    4. Qiang Wang
    5. Yutao Lei
    6. Ying Ye
    7. Hui Zhu
    8. Gary Stacey
    9. Shutong Xu
    10. Yangrong Cao
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      This valuable study reveals how a rhizobial effector protein cleaves and inhibits a key plant receptor for symbiosis signaling, while the host plant counters by phosphorylating the effector. The molecular evidence for the protein-protein interaction and modification is solid, though biological evidence directly linking effector cleavage to rhizobial infection is incomplete. With additional functional data, this work could have implications for understanding intricate plant-microbe dynamics during mutualistic interactions.

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  8. Plasmodesmal closure elicits stress responses

    This article has 7 authors:
    1. Estee E. Tee
    2. Andrew Breakspear
    3. Diana Papp
    4. Hannah R. Thomas
    5. Catherine Walker
    6. Annalisa Bellandi
    7. Christine Faulkner

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  9. Arabidopsis transcriptome responses to low water potential using high-throughput plate assays

    This article has 10 authors:
    1. Stephen Gonzalez
    2. Joseph Swift
    3. Adi Yaaran
    4. Jiaying Xu
    5. Charlotte Miller
    6. Natanella Illouz-Eliaz
    7. Joseph R Nery
    8. Wolfgang Busch
    9. Yotam Zait
    10. Joseph R Ecker
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      This work critically evaluates several widely-used assays of transcriptional responses to water limitation in Arabidopsis grown on defined agar-solidified media and, finding inconsistent responses in root transcriptome responses, introduces a new 'hard agar' assay with more consistent responses. The work is valuable as a simple and alternative experimental system that would enable high-throughput genetic screening (and GWAS) to assess the impacts of environmental perturbations on transcriptional responses in various genetic backgrounds. Within this scope, the work is solid, though the debate about whether field-level physiological inferences can be made from such assays remains.

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  10. Two NLR immune receptors acquired high-affinity binding to a fungal effector through convergent evolution of their integrated domain

    This article has 12 authors:
    1. Aleksandra Białas
    2. Thorsten Langner
    3. Adeline Harant
    4. Mauricio P Contreras
    5. Clare EM Stevenson
    6. David M Lawson
    7. Jan Sklenar
    8. Ronny Kellner
    9. Matthew J Moscou
    10. Ryohei Terauchi
    11. Mark J Banfield
    12. Sophien Kamoun
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      Convergent evolution is often observed in nature, but the molecular mechanisms allowing similar functions to independently emerge are rarely understood. This work determines how the high-affinity recognition of a pathogenic effector produced by the rice blast fungus, Avr-PikD, evolved in the immune receptor Pik-1. The integration of molecular evolution analyses with structure-function biochemical testing is novel to the field and the data quality is exceptional. In addition to advancing knowledge of host-microbe co-evolution, this work is exemplary in its transparency and the breadth of approaches utilized to understand protein evolution, and we expect that this study will provide a conceptual framework for similar studies in the future.

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