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Extracellular vesicles
Plants, pathogens, poisoned vesicles
18 December 2017

The commonplace is the pathogen killing the plant. The opposite would be the ultimate defence, and research reported in Journal of Experimental Botany shows the plant may be packing extracellular vesicles with a toxic mix to do just that.

Pamela Mortimer
SEB appoint new CEO
28 November 2017

The SEB is delighted to announce the appointment of new CEO Pamela Mortimer. Pamela joins the SEB having spent the last 5 years as Executive Director of the Royal Astronomical Society.

Pierre Laurent
Pavement cells and country potatoes, celebrating Pierre Laurent
20 November 2017

Pierre Laurent was also much more than a talented scientist – he was a thinker, a mentor, culinary genius, story teller, and friend. As about 70 of us discussed at the satellite symposium of the SEB in Göthenburg this past June/July – some of whom had known Pierre for many, many decades

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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.