Plenty of Plants in 2014 – Image highlights from BMC Plant Biology

By Catherine Potenski, Executive Editor of BMC Plant Biology

2014 was a great year for BMC Plant Biology, and what better way to celebrate than with some beautiful pictures? Highlighted here are twelve of the most stunning images from BMC Plant Biologyarticles published this year. We hope that you enjoy them and we look forward to many more great plant images in 2015!


MossChloroplasts in mutant moss

Miyagishima S, Kabeya Y, Sugita C, Sugita M, Fujiwara T. DipM is required for peptidoglycan hydrolysis during chloroplast division.

TissueSugar beet tap-root storage tissue

Turesson H, Andersson M, Marttila S, Thulin I, Hofvander P. Starch biosynthetic genes and enzymes are expressed and active in the absence of starch accumulation in sugar beet tap-root.

Tea plantTea plant with young fruit

Zhao DW, Yang JB, Yang SX, Kato K, Luo JP. Genetic diversity and domestication origin of tea plant Camellia taliensis(Theaceae) as revealed by microsatellite markers.

UV lightArabidopsis root section under UV light

Chávez Montes RA, Coello G, González-Aguilera KL, Marsch-Martínez N, de Folter S, Alvarez-Buylla ER.ARACNe-based inference, using curated microarray data, ofArabidopsis thaliana root transcriptional regulatory networks.

FlowerSpray cut chrysanthemum “Kingfisher”

Wang XG, Wang HB, Chen FD, Jiang JF, Fang WM, Liao Y, Teng NJ. Factors affecting quantity of pollen dispersal of spray cut chrysanthemum(Chrysanthemum morifolium)

TomatoScanning electron micrograph of tomato ovary

Daminato M, Masiero S, Resentini F, Lovisetto A, Casadoro G. Characterization of TM8, a MADS-box gene expressed in tomato flowers.

AppleStylar transmitting tissue of apple pistil

Losada JM, Herrero M.Glycoprotein composition along the pistil of Malus xdomestica and the modulation of pollen tube growth.

Gene activityCross section of anthers showing gene activity

Xu Y, Iacuone S, Li S, Parish RW. MYB80 homologues in Arabidopsis, cotton and Brassica: regulation and functional conservation in tapetal and pollen development.

gametophyteArabidopsis male gametophyte

Liu M, Shi S, Zhang S, Xu P, Lai J, Liu Y, Yuan D, Wang Y, Du J, Yang C. SUMO E3 ligase AtMMS21 is required for normal meiosis and gametophyte development in Arabidopsis.

leaf cellsNicotiana leaf cells

Zhang H, Yang B, Liu WZ, Li H, Wang L, Wang B, Deng M, Liang W, Deyholos MK, Jiang YQ. Identification and characterization of CBL and CIPK gene families in canola (Brassica napus L.).

rootsPericycle-differentiated cells in Arabidopsis roots

Zúñiga-Sánchez E, Soriano D, Martínez-Barajas E, Orozco-Segovia A, Gamboa-deBuen A. BIIDXI, the At4g32460DUF642 gene, is involved in pectin methyl esterase regulation during Arabidopsis thaliana seed germination and plant development.

cell wallEucalyptus secondary cell wall

Camargo E, Nascimento L, Soler M, Salazar M, Lepikson-Neto J, Marques W, Alves A, Teixeira P, Mieczkowski P, Carazzolle M, Martinez Y, Deckmann A, Rodrigues J, Grima-Pettenati J, Pereira G.Contrasting nitrogen fertilization treatments impact xylem gene expression and secondary cell wall lignification in Eucalyptus


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