Peter Nick 0 ) Botanical Institute, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology , Karlsruhe, Germany Growth as central task for life is, at the same time, a challenge for integrity: A growing cell has to
Stilbenes are central phytoalexins in Vitis, and induction of the key enzyme stilbene synthase (STS) is pivotal for disease resistance. Here, we address the potential for breeding resistance using an STS allele isolated from Chinese wild grapevine Vitis pseudoreticulata (VpSTS) by comparison with its homologue from Vitis vinifera cv. ‘Carigane’ (VvSTS). Although the coding...
Peter Nick - Multicellularity allows for division of labour. This requires that individual cells adopt different developmental fates. This developmental dichotomy could arise from interactions
Peter Nick 0 ) Botanical Institute, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology , Karlsruhe, Germany Fitness represents the gold standard of evolution. This scintillating term generally describes the
Peter Nick Handling Editor: Peter Nick 0 ) Botanical Institute, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) , Karlsruhe, Germany - Life is limitedat least for multicellular animals. The separation
Peter Nick 0 ) Karlsruhe, Germany - The early evolution of eukaryotes has remained a realm of mystery and surprise. The qualitative leap from the prokaryotes to cells, that bear complex and
Peter Nick 0 ) Karlsruhe, Germany - Signals do not convey information a manner that is absolute; their information depends on the context. Many biological signals are simple molecules or simple
Peter Nick 0 ) University of Karlsruhe , Karlsruhe, Germany - Multicellularity allows to assign different functions to individual cells which is advantageous for the entire population of cells
Peter Nick 0 ) University of Karlsruhe , Karlsruhe, Germany How living beings acquire novel functions has remained one of the most difficult questions of evolutionary biology, because to confer a
Detyrosination of α-tubulin seems to be conserved in all eukaryotes. However, its biological function in plants has remained obscure. A conserved C-terminal tyrosine is removed by a still unidentified tubulin–tyrosine carboxypeptidase (TTC) and can be religated by a tubulin–tyrosine ligase (TTL). To obtain insight into the still elusive biological function of this detyrosination...
Peter Nick Science tradition 0 ) University of Karlsruhe , Karlsruhe, Germany - The decay rate of biological knowledge is estimated to be in the range of less than a decade. In times, where
Peter Nick Handling Editor: Peter Nick 0 ) University of Karlsruhe , Karlsruhe, Germany - All organisms need a border delineating an internal space that is buffered against the fluctuating
Handling Editor: Peter Nick 0 ) University of Karlsruhe , Karlsruhe, Germany - As the other biological disciplines, cell biology has transcended its traditional borders and merged with other
Peter Nick 2 Qiao Zhao, Tsinghua University 0 Institute of Molecular Genetics, Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz , J.-J.-Becherweg 32, D-55128 Mainz , Germany 1 College of Life Sciences, Northwest
Peter Nick Handling Editor: Peter Nick 0 ) Karlsruhe, Germany Model organisms have advanced biology tremendously because they are amenable to genetic analysis and manipulation. However, the power
Salinity stress represents a global constraint for rice, the most important staple food worldwide. Therefore the role of the central stress signal jasmonate for the salt response was analysed in rice comparing the responses to salt stress for two jasmonic acid (JA) biosynthesis rice mutants (cpm2 and hebiba) impaired in the function of ALLENE OXIDE CYCLASE (AOC) and their wild...
Plant innate immunity is composed of two layers – a basal immunity, and a specific effector-triggered immunity, which is often accompanied by hypersensitive cell death. Initiation of cell death depends on a complex network of signalling pathways. The phytohormone auxin as central regulator of plant growth and development represents an important component for the modulation of...
Peter Nick Handling Editor: Peter Nick 0 ) Molecular Cell Biology, Botanical Institute, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology , Kaiserstr. 2, 76128 Karlsruhe, Germany The organisation of a multicellular