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Persulfidation in plants: the new phosphorylation?
31 October 2017

One in 20 proteins in Arabidopsis is persulfidated: this we now know. Evidence of the role played by hydrogen sulfide signalling in plants has been building in recent years, and it is new methodology which has revealed the likely extent. Indeed, the study by Angeles Aroca and colleagues in Journal of Experimental Botany goes further in showing an association with a wide range of biological functions. See also the separate Insight article for further reflection on the implications of this ground-breaking research, including the questions it opens up from our knowledge of animal systems.

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SEB Gothenburg 2017 Session Report: Carnivorous plants - Physiology, ecology, and evolution
01 October 2017

Dozens of scientific papers covering carnivorous plant research are published each year on diverse topics ranging from new species descriptions, through phylogenetic approaches in taxonomy and systematics, to ecology and evolution of botanical carnivory, biophysics, and physiology of traps, among many others.

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SEB Gothenburg 2017 Session Report: Is it time for a fish physiome initiative?
01 October 2017

The effects of the environment on fish physiology are complex, involving everything from genes to the environment itself. However, quantitative studies on the effects of climate change on fish physiology have been largely limited to the whole organism and isolated organ.

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SEB Gothenburg 2017 Session Report: Palaeogenomics and Ancient DNA
01 October 2017

Research in Palaeogenomics and Ancient DNA is dictated and directed by the developments in experimental techniques and in silico advancements. As samples continue to be obtained from diverse sources the expansion of palaeogenomics follows.