, Volume 59 Issue 9
Special issue: Sexual plant reproduction
Editor: Li-Jia Qu and Meng-Xiang Sun
The cover shows the RFP protein synthesis in the synergid cell of a SNAIL1-GFP labeled ovule. The synchrony of female gametophyte development is essential for successful male-female communication and sexual reproduction. In this issue, Hao et al. (629–641) report that a nucleolar-localized protein SNAIL1 involved in ribosome biogenesis is required for synchronous development of female gametophyte in Arabidopsis.