New Phytologist Editors’ Choice

 

Launched in October 2014, New Phytologist Editors’ Choice pieces are short, accessible, personal perspectives on an article chosen and endorsed by a New Phytologist Editor. Read the latest Editors' Choice pieces and the selected articles below.

 


 

Editors' Choice March 2017, 213:4

The New Phytologist Tansley Medal by Liam Dolan, Tansley reviews Editor, New Phytologist

Selected paper: Below-ground frontiers in trait-based plant ecology

 

 

Editors' Choice November 2016, 212:3

Plant senescence by Sarah Lennon, Managing Editor, New Phytologist

Selected paper: Introduction to a Virtual Issue on Plant senescence

 

 

Editors' Choice April 2016, 210:1

The New Phytologist Tansley Medal by Liam Dolan, Tansley reviews Editor, New Phytologist

Selected paper: A new look at stress: abscisic acid patterns and dynamics at high-resolution.

 

 

Editors' Choice March 2016, 209:4

Plant volatiles by Sarah Lennon, Managing Editor, New Phytologist

Selected paper: Introduction to a Virtual Special Issue on plant volatiles.

 

 

Editors' Choice January 2016, 209:1

Ozone, VOCs, and pollinator attraction by David Ackerly, New Phytologist

Selected paper: Ozone degrades floral scent and reduces pollinator attraction to flowers.

 

 

Editors' Choice Archive 2015 (click here to show list)

Editors' Choice December 2015, 208:4

Photosynthetic bark by Nate G. McDowell, Editor, New Phytologist

Selected paper: The benefits of recycling: how photosynthetic bark can increase drought tolerance.

 

 

Editors' Choice October 2015, 208:1

Plant synthetic biology by Sarah Lennon, Managing Editor, New Phytologist

Selected papers: Standards for plant synthetic biology: a common syntax for exchange of DNA parts.; An introduction to synthetic biology in plant systems :ERASynBio/OpenPlant summer school for early career researchers, September 2014.; Profile: Anne Osbourn.

An introduction to synthetic biology in plant systems: ERASynBio/OpenPlant summer school for early career researchers, September 2014. - See more at: https://www.newphytologist.org/news/view/102#sthash.tLFIaSzf.dpuf
Standards for plant synthetic biology: a common syntax for exchange of DNA parts. - See more at: https://www.newphytologist.org/news/view/102#sthash.tLFIaSzf.dpuf
 

 

Editors' Choice August 2015, 207:3

´Selfie´ DNA: friend or foe by Amy T. Austin, Editor, New Phytologist

Selected paper: Self-DNA: a blessing in disguise?

Self-DNA: a blessing in disguise?
 

 

Editors' Choice July 2015, 207:2

Rain forest radiations in the Amazon by Colin Hughes, Reto Nyffeler and Peter Linder, Guest Editors, New Phytologist

Selected paper: Recently evolved diversity and convergent radiations of rain forest mahoganies (Meliaceae) shed new light on the origins of rain forest hyperdiversity.

 

 

Editors' Choice June 2015, 206:4
Root biochemistry, root traits, and soil carbon – making the links - See more at: https://www.newphytologist.org/news/view/87#sthash.zU7EsOar.dpuf

Root biochemistry, root traits, and soil carbon – making the links by Richard Norby, Editor, New Phytologist

Selected paper: Phenolic profile within the fine root branching orders of an evergreen species highlights a disconnect in root tissue quality predicted by elemental- and molecular-level carbon composition.

 

 

Editors' Choice April 2015, 206:2

Septoria leaf blotch disease in wheat by Alistair Hetherington, Editor-in-Chief, and Sarah Lennon, Managing Editor, New Phytologist

Selected paper: Functional analysis of a Wheat Homeodomain protein, TaR1, reveals that host chromatin remodelling influences the dynamics of the switch to necrotrophic growth in the phytopathogenic fungus Zymoseptoria tritici.

 

 

Editors' Choice April 2015, 206:1

Chemical mimicry and Aristolochia by André Kessler, Editor New Phytologist

Selected paper: The betrayed thief – the extraordinary strategy of Aristolochia rotunda to deceive its pollinators.

 

 

Editors’ Choice March 2015, 205:4

Mycorrhizal fungal community composition: host identity and ecosystem development by Maarja Öpik, Editor New Phytologist

Selected paper: Host identity is a dominant driver of mycorrhizal fungal community composition during ecosystem development.

 

 

Editors’ Choice February 2015, 205:3

The New Phytologist Tansley Medal 2014 by Sarah Lennon, Managing Editor New Phytologist

 

 

 

Editors’ Choice January 2015, 205:2

Transcriptional targeting branches out by Elena Kramer, Editor New Phytologist

Selected paper: The Populus ARBORKNOX1 homeodomain transcription factor regulates woody growth through binding to evolutionary conserved target genes of diverse function.

 

 

Editors' Choice: January 2015, 205:1

Kin recognition in plants by John Christie, Editor New Phytologist

Selected paper: Photoreceptor-mediated kin recognition in plants.

 

Editors' Choice Archive 2014 (click here to show list)

 

Editors’ Choice: December 2014, 204:4

Land use and arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal (AMF) diversity by Maarja Öpik, Editor New Phytologist.

Selected paper: Land use influences arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal communities in the farming–pastoral ecotone of northern China.

 

 

Editors’ Choice: November 2014, 204:3

New clues to the molecular basis of vegetative regeneration in plants by Andrew Groover, Editor, New Phytologist.

Selected paper: Irrepressible MONOPTEROS/ARF 5 promotes de novo shoot formation.

 

 

Editors' Choice: October 2014, 204:2

Connecting the dots in jasmonate signalling by Amy T. Austin, Editor, New Phytologist and Carlos L. Ballaré, Guest Editor, New Phytologist.

Selected paper: The squeeze cell hypothesis for the activation of jasmonate synthesis in response to wounding.