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Cover Image: Auxin-Cytokinin Interaction Regulates Meristem Development. Image by: Drs. Ying Hua Su, Yu Bo Liu and Xian Sheng Zhang.

JULY 2011

MEETING REPORT 557 Plant Cell and Signaling Biology Blooms in the Wuyi Mountain Jianping Hu

601 An Updated GA Signaling ‘Relief of Repression’ Regulatory Model Xiu-Hua Gao, Sen-Lin Xiao, Qin-Fang Yao, Yu-Juan Wang and Xiang-Dong Fu

697 Overexpression of TaNAC69 Leads to Enhanced Transcript Levels of Stress Up-Regulated Genes and Dehydration Tolerance in Bread Wheat Gang-Ping Xue, Heather M. Way, Terese Richardson, Janneke Drenth, Priya A. Joyce and C. Lynne McIntyre

607 Systemin/Jasmonate-Mediated Systemic Defense Signaling in Tomato Jia-Qiang Sun, Hong-Ling Jiang and Chuan-You Li

713 Prediction and Validation of Promoters Involved in the Abscisic Acid Response in Physcomitrella patens Gerrit Timmerhaus, Sebastian T. Hanke, Karl Buchta and Stefan A. Rensing

616 Auxin–Cytokinin Interaction Regulates Meristem Development Ying-Hua Su, Yu-Bo Liu and Xian-Sheng Zhang

730 Molecular Dissection of Xylan Biosynthesis during Wood Formation in Poplar Chanhui Lee, Quincy Teng, Ruiqin Zhong and Zheng-Hua Ye

626 Paradigms and Paradox in the Ethylene Signaling Pathway and Interaction Network Qiong Zhao and Hong-Wei Guo

748 The Cyclophilin AtCYP71 Interacts with CAF-1 and LHP1 and Functions in Multiple Chromatin Remodeling Processes Hong Li and Sheng Luan

635 Is ABP1 an Auxin Receptor Yet? Jing-Hua Shi and Zhen-Biao Yang

759 root uv-b sensitive Mutants Are Suppressed by Specific Mutations in ASPARTATE AMINOTRANSFERASE2 and by Exogenous Vitamin B6 Colin D. Leasure, Hong-Yun Tong, Xue-Wen Hou, Amy Shelton, Mike Minton, Raymond Esquerra, Sanja Roje, Hanjo Hellmann and Zheng-Hui He

641 Diverse Functional Roles of Monosaccharide Transporters and their Homologs in Vascular Plants: A Physiological Perspective Thomas L. Slewinski



JULY 2011

588 The Mechanisms of Brassinosteroids’ Action: From Signal Transduction to Plant Development Cang-Jin Yang, Chi Zhang, Yang-Ning Lu, Jia-Qi Jin and Xue-Lu Wang

688 Phytochromes Regulate SA and JA Signaling Pathways in Rice and Are Required for Developmentally Controlled Resistance to Magnaporthe grisea Xian-Zhi Xie, Yan-Jiu Xue, Jin-Jun Zhou, Bin Zhang, Hong Chang and Makoto Takano



581 A Highway for War and Peace: The Secretory Pathway in Plant–Microbe Interactions Dong Wang and Xinnian Dong

679 Dual Targeting of a Mitochondrial Protein: The Case Study of Cytochrome c1 Anja Rödiger, Bianca Baudisch, Uwe Langner and Ralf Bernd Klösgen



REVIEW ARTICLES 562 Abscisic Acid Signal off the STARTing Block Archana Joshi-Saha, Christiane Valon and Jeffrey Leung

RESEARCH ARTICLES 663 COPPER AMINE OXIDASE1 (CuAO1) of Arabidopsis thaliana Contributes to Abscisic Acid- and Polyamine-Induced Nitric Oxide Biosynthesis and Abscisic Acid Signal Transduction Rinukshi Wimalasekera, Corina Villar, Tahmina Begum and Günther F. E. Scherer



Hormone Action and Crosstalk


JULY 2011



Supported by NSFC

Published on behalf of CSPB and IPPE, SIBS, CAS

Editor-in-Chief SHENG LUAN University of California, Berkeley, USA Co Editor-in-Chief XIAOYA CHEN Institute of Plant Physiology & Ecology, SIBS, CAS, Shanghai, China Honorary Editors-in-Chief WINSLOW BRIGGS Stanford University, Palo Alto, USA NATASHA RAIKHEL University of California, Riverside, USA Advisory Board Bob Buchanan, Berkeley, USA Daniel Cosgrove, University Park, USA Xingwang Deng, New Haven, USA Rongxiang Fang, Beijing, China Wilhelm Gruissem, Zurich, Switzerland Russell Jones, Berkeley, USA Yuji Kamiya, Yokohama, Japan J. Clark Lagarias, Davis, USA Jiayang Li, Beijing, China Sheila McCormick, Berkeley, USA Montserrat Pages, Barcelona, Spain Klaus Palme, Freiburg, Germany Peter H Quail, Berkeley, USA Raoul Ranjeva, Castanet-Tolosan, France Shauna Somerville, Berkeley, USA Daye Sun, Shijiazhuang, China Anthony Trewavas, Edinburgh, UK Zhihong Xu, Beijing, China Qifa Zhang, Wuhan, China Editorial Board Gynheung An, Pohang, Republic of Korea Eduardo Blumwald, Davis, USA Federica Brandizzi, East Lansing, USA David Braun, Columbia, USA Natalia Doudareva, West Lafayette, USA Jos茅 A Feij贸, Oeiras, Portugal Peter Gresshoff, Brisbane, Australia Arthur Grossman, Palo Alto, USA Bin Han, Shanghai, China Klaus Harter, Tuebingen, Germany Zheng-Hui He, San Francisco, USA Zuhua He, Shanghai, China Heribert Hirt, Plant Genomics Research Unit, CNRS/INRA, Paris, France ISSN: 1674-2052 EISSN: 1752-9867 (Online); CN: 31-2013/Q

Hai Huang, Shanghai, China Joerg Kudla, Muenster, Germany Jianming Li, Ann Arbor, USA Chentao Lin, Los Angeles, USA Chunming Liu, Beijing, China Yingtang Lu, Wuhan, China Todd Mockler, Corvallis, USA Bernd Muller-Rober, Potsdam, Germany David Ow, Berkeley, USA Lijia Qu, Beijing, China Pamela Ronald, Davis, USA Yongling Ruan, Callaghan, Australia Dale Sanders, York, UK Daniel Schachtman, St. Louis, USA Julian Schroeder, San Diego, USA Toshiharu Shikanai, Kyoto, Japan Chunpeng Song, Kaifeng, China Sudhir K. Sopory, New Delhi, India Renee Sung, Berkeley, USA Heven Sze, College Park, USA Kexuan Tang, Shanghai, China Mark Tester, Adelaide, Australia Zhiyong Wang, Palo Alto, USA Weihua Wu, Beijing, China Hongwei Xue, Shanghai, China Yongbiao Xue, Beijing, China Hongquan Yang, Shanghai, China Weicai Yang, Beijing, China Zhenbiao Yang, Riverside, USA Zhenghua Ye, Athens, USA Lixin Zhang, Beijing, China Xiansheng Zhang, Taian, China Yunde Zhao, San Diego, USA Jianmin Zhou, Beijing, China Yuxian Zhu, Beijing, China Jianru Zuo, Beijing, China Editorial Office Jianqiu Huang Room 406, Building 31B, 319 Yueyang Road, Shanghai 200031, P.R. China Phone: +86(0) 21-54922858 Fax: +86(0) 21-54922836 Email: OR Executive Editor Zheng-Hui He San Francisco, USA Phone: +1 415 338-6193 Fax: +1 415 338-2938 Email:

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