Pick of the bunch: 2017’s top New Phytologist papers according to Altmetric

What were the most popular New Phytologist papers in the news and on social media in 2017? Find out with our infographic below, then scroll down to find out more about each of the papers!

Image: New Phytologist top ten papers of 2017 by Altmetric score
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You might notice some differences between the Altmetric Attention Scores in our infographic and those below – this is because Altmetric scores continuously update to reflect how many mentions a paper has received.

Shifting from priming of salicylic acid‐ to jasmonic acid‐regulated defences by Trichoderma protects tomato against the root knot nematode Meloidogyne incognita
Ainhoa Martínez-Medina et al.

Listen to Ainhoa describe the research behind this paper in our interview, and read the blog post: ‘With a little help from my fungus‘.

A grapevine cytochrome P450 generates the precursor of wine lactone, a key odorant in wine
Tina Ilc et al.

Below-ground frontiers in trait-based plant ecology
Etienne Laliberté

Etienne Laliberté is the winner of the New Phytologist Tansley Medal 2016. Watch our interview with Etienne:


Gravitropism interferes with hydrotropism via counteracting auxin dynamics in cucumber roots: clinorotation and spaceflight experiments
Keita Morohashi et al.

Find out more about this paper in our blog post: ‘Cucumbers in space!

A global Fine-Root Ecology Database to address below-ground challenges in plant ecology
Colleen Iversen et al.

Read about this paper on the Oak Ridge National Laboratory website.

Evaluating realized seed dispersal across fragmented tropical landscapes: a two-fold approach using parentage analysis and the neighbourhood model
Sascha A. Ismail et al.

Listen to our interview with Sascha Ismail and Chris Kettle below, and read the blog post: ‘Trees need a little help to reclaim deforested land‘.

A link between LEAFY and B-gene homologues in Welwitschia mirabilis sheds light on ancestral mechanisms prefiguring floral development
Edwige Moyroud et al.

Rooting for cassava: insights into photosynthesis and associated physiology as a route to improve yield potential
Amanda P. De Souza et al.

Read more about this paper in our blog post.

Self-compatibility is over-represented on islands
Dena L. Grossenbacher et al.

The emerging science of linked plant–fungal invasions
Ian A. Dickie et al.

Read more about this paper in our blog post: ‘Fungal friend or foe?

Infographic concept by Mike Whitfield, execution by Andy Crayston, A.P.P.S., Lancaster, UK.

Mike Whitfield (@mgwhitfield)
Development Coordinator
New Phytologist