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Exciting new plant biology research

PLOS Biology is home to high quality, original research with a broad scope across the biological sciences. We empower authors to share and get credit for their work and offer publishing options that boost the visibility of your science.

Plant health emergencies demand open science: Tackling a cereal killer on the run

Sophien Kamoun, Nicholas J. Talbot, M. Tofazzal Islam

PERSPECTIVE


The effects of soil phosphorus content on plant microbiota are driven by the plant phosphate starvation response

Omri M. Finkel, Isai Salas-González, Gabriel Castrillo, Stijn Spaepen, Theresa F. Law, et al

RESEARCH ARTICLE


Coordinated circadian timing through the integration of local inputs in Arabidopsis thaliana

Mark Greenwood, Mirela Domijan, Peter D. Gould, Anthony J. W. Hall, James C. W. Locke
RESEARCH ARTICLE


Back-spliced RNA from retrotransposon binds to centromere and regulates centromeric chromatin loops in maize

Yalin Liu, Handong Su, Jing Zhang, Yang Liu, Chao Feng, Fangpu Han

RESEARCH ARTICLE


A single touch can provide sufficient mechanical stimulation to trigger Venus flytrap closure

Jan T. Burri, Eashan Saikia, Nino F. Läubli, Hannes Vogler, Falk K. Wittel, et al

RESEARCH ARTICLE
Published peer review history


A novel Ca2+-binding protein that can rapidly transduce auxin responses during root growth

Ora Hazak, Elad Mamon, Meirav Lavy, Hasana Sternberg, Smrutisanjita Behera, et al

RESEARCH ARTICLE


LOOKING AHEAD

The future of PLOS Biology

Nonia Pariente, on behalf of the PLOS Biology Staff Editors

Editorial

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