The reference review by Alcázar et al. 2010 Polyamines: molecules with regulatory functions in plant abiotic stress tolerance has been cited 230 times since its publication according to Google Scholar.
Alcázar Lab attending to the biannual meeting of plant molecular biology in Spain (Cartagena). Poster: Hybrid incompatibilities in Arabidopsis thaliana.
Date: 11-13 June 2014
Place: Cartagena, Spain
In Frontiers in Plant Science: The special topic Plant polyamines in stress and development publishes 11 articles edited by Rubén Alcázar and Antonio F. Tiburcio (University of Barcelona).
All living organisms contain polyamines, small molecules with amino (NH2) groups in their chemical structure which are essential for cell integrity and participate in development and stress responses. In plants, these compounds are necessary to cope with cold stress, salinity, drought, UV radiation, pathogen diseases,… but also participate in plant development such as stem elongation, flowering, cell specification,… In the recent years some of their molecular mechanisms have been revealed. We have recently published a review about The roles of polyamines during the lifespan of plants. Happy reading!!
Certainly an appropriate slogan for EU elections in May which can be applied to sciences as well. Scientists act to test a hypothesis, react to correct their mistakes when the experimental data argues against the hypothesis, and their results have soon or later an impact into the society. We believe that we must add a 4th step after impact: tell that.
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