JIPB is pleased to announce our Top 5 articles of 2018-2020 based on Altmetric scores. Altmetrics are metrics and qualitative data that are complementary to traditional, citation-based metrics. They can include (but are not limited to) peer reviews on Faculty of 1000, citations on Wikipedia and in public policy documents, discussions on research blogs, mainstream media coverage, bookmarks on reference managers like Mendeley, and mentions on social networks such as Twitter.
#1 JIPB Article of 2018-2020
Asymmetric cytokinin signaling opposes gravitropism in roots
In our July 2020 issue, authors Sascha Waidmann and Jürgen Kleine-Vehn from University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Austria briefly review the establishment of the oblique gravitropic set point angle in lateral roots and particularly discuss the emerging role of asymmetric cytokinin signaling as a central anti-gravitropic signal. Differential cytokinin signaling is coopted in gravitropic lateral and hydrotropic primary roots to counterbalance gravitropic root growth.
J. Integr. Plant Biol. 2020, 62 (7): 882-886.
#2 JIPB Article of 2018-2020
QTL editing confers opposing yield performance in different rice varieties
In our February 2018 issue, authors Lan Shen (Yangzhou University), Chun Wang (China National Rice Research Institute, CAAS), Yaping Fu (China National Rice Research Institute, CAAS), Junjie Wang (China National Rice Research Institute, CAAS), Qing Liu (China National Rice Research Institute, CAAS), Xiaoming Zhang (Zhejiang Academy of Agricultural Sciences), Changjie Yan (Yangzhou University), Qian Qian (China National Rice Research Institute, CAAS) and Kejian Wang (China National Rice Research Institute, CAAS) performed CRISPR/Cas9-mediated QTL editing in five widely-cultivated rice varieties and revealed that the same QTL can have diverse, even opposing, effects on grain yield in different genetic backgrounds.
J. Integr. Plant Biol. 2018, 60 (2): 89-93.
#3 JIPB Article of 2018-2020
A reductionist approach to dissecting grain weight and yield in wheat
In our March 2019 issue, authors Jemima Brinton and Cristobal Uauy from John Innes Centre propose that a systematic approach to understanding individual grain yield components will enable their genetic dissection and benefit our mechanistic understanding of how they interrelate. This will help to develop focused and more integrated strategies for improving yield.
J. Integr. Plant Biol. 2019, 61 (3): 337-358.
#4 JIPB Article of 2018-2020
The plant N-degron pathways of ubiquitin‐mediated proteolysis
In our January 2020 issue, authors Michael John Holdsworth, Jorge Vicente, Gunjan Sharma, Mohamad Abbas and Agata Zubrycka from University of Nottingham review the plant N‐degron pathways of ubiquitin‐mediated proteolysis, which target proteins through the recognition of aminoterminal residue. These pathways control multiple important aspects of development and stress responses, including the sensing of oxygen and nitric oxide.
J. Integr. Plant Biol. 2020, 62 (1): 70-89.
#5 JIPB Article of 2018-2020
The transcription factor ICE1 functions in cold stress response by binding to the promoters of CBF and COR genes
In our March 2020 issue, authors Kai Tang (Shanghai Center for Plant Stress Biology, CAS), Lun Zhao (Shanghai Center for Plant Stress Biology, CAS), Yuying Ren (Shanghai Center for Plant Stress Biology, CAS), Shuhua Yang (China Agricultural University), Jian-Kang Zhu (Shanghai Center for Plant Stress Biology, CAS) and Chunzhao Zhao (Shanghai Center for Plant Stress Biology, CAS) evaluate the available evidences which support the involvement of ICE1 in plant cold response, and provide ChIP-seq data showing ICE1 binding to the promoters of CBF genes and other regulatory genes known to be critical for cold response, as well as to the promoters of some COR genes.
J. Integr. Plant Biol. 2020, 62 (3): 258-263.