September 2017, Volume 59 Issue 9, Pages 589ĘC707.

Cover Caption: Sexual plant reproduction
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. (629ĘC641) report that a nucleolar-localized protein SNAIL1 involved in ribosome biogenesis is required for synchronous development of female gametophyte in Arabidopsis.

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