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Featuring new books and prolific journals from Wiley-Blackwell, our Newsletter aims to provide professionals, scientists and students with a guide to the latest resources in Plant Science research around the world.

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 Recommended Books

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Plant Defense: Warding off attack by pathogens, herbivores and parasitic plants

Treated Wastewater in Agriculture: Use and impacts on the soil environments and crops

Herbicides and Plant Physiology
Andrew Cobb,
John Reade

ISBN: 978-1-4051-2935-0
Paperback | 296 pages | October 2010

Recent Advances in Polyphenol Research, Volume 2
Celestino Santos-Buelga, Maria Teresa Escribano-Bailon, Vincenzo Lattanzio
ISBN: 978-1-4051-9399-3
Hardcover | 352 pages | June 2010

Plant Defense:
Warding off attack by pathogens, herbivores
and parasitic plants

Dale Walters
ISBN: 978-1-4051-7589-0
Paperback | 248 pages | October 2010

Treated Wastewater in Agriculture: Use and impacts on the soil environments and crops
Guy Levy,
P. Fine, A. Bart-Tal

ISBN: 978-1-4051-4862-7
Hardcover | 464 pages |November 2010





Horticultural Reviews, Volume 38

Plant Breeding Reviews, Volume 34

Compendium of Transgenic Crop Plants, 10 Volume Set

Handbook of Plant Science, 2 Volume Set

Horticultural Reviews, Volume 38
Jules Janick
ISBN: 978-0-470-64470-6
Hardcover | 448 pages | October 2010

Plant Breeding Reviews, Volume 34
Jules Janick
ISBN: 978-0-470-87516-2
Hardcover | 416 pages | November 2010

Compendium of Transgenic Crop Plants,
10 Volume Set

Chittaranjan Kole,
Timothy C. Hall

ISBN: 978-1-4051-6924-0
Hardcover | 2776 pages | October 2008

Handbook of Plant Science, 2 Volume Set
Keith Roberts
ISBN: 978-0-470-05723-0
Hardcover | 1648 pages | October 2007

 Cutting Edge Research

The Physiological Society F1000 Evaluations

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Faculty of 1000 is an online assessment service of research papers Ea qualitative and quantitative peer review. A number of articles have recently featured in Faculty of 1000 evaluations:


 Essential Reading

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Photosynthesis Special Issue
To celebrate the 15th International Congress on Photosynthesis, Journal of Integrative Plant Biology (JIPB) published a special issue focused on photosynthesis. This issue includes reviews of the recent progress on the various aspects of photosynthesis.

New Phytologist Special Features
New Phytologist regularly produces themed features that focus on areas of current importance. Features are typically clusters of up to 10 papers within an issue. Recent features include:

The Ectocarpus genome sequence

Effectors in Plant–Microbe Interactions

Amazonian rain forests and drought

Key Papers from Phycological Research
For the third consecutive year the Phycological Research Impact Factor has increased and now stands at 1.246. Read some of the article highlights from the last 2 years.

Global Change Biology E/a> Top ranked
GCB is now the number one ranked journal in Biodiversity Conservation on ISI and is also ranked in the top ten for both Ecology and Environmental Sciences with a 2009 Impact FactorŽ of 5.561.

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Grassland Science
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has now been accepted by ISI for indexing and will receive its first Impact FactorŽ for 2012.

Journal of Agronomy and Crop Science
High impact in agronomy
The journal now has an Impact FactorŽ of 2.283 for 2009 and is ranked 9th out of 61 Agronomy journals on ISI.

Weed Biology and Management
- New online submission system now launched

You can now submit manuscripts and track their status throughout the submission process with the new online WBM Submission Gateway.

Weed Research
- Celebrating 50 years
The official journal of the European Weed Research Society has now reached its 50th volume and is celebrating with a new look and by publishing a series of review articles throughout the volume.

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Plant Biotechnology Journal offers authors the opportunity to publish papers as open access for a one-off fee under our OnlineOpen scheme. Recent Online Open papers include:
Review article: Commercialization of whole-plant systems for biomanufacturing of protein products: evolution and prospects

Read Simon R Leather’s Editorial, recently published in Annals of Applied Biology, about how precise knowledge of plant growth stages enhances applied and pure research.

Read through 4 articles published in the September issue of Plant, Cell & Environment which outline the ‘Yearly Review of Environment Plant PhysiologyEo:p>

Molecular Plant Pathology publishes Technical Advances which provide a forum for innovative techniques and resources.
Read the latest Technical Advance article for free: New capabilities for Mycosphaerella graminicola research

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Soil Science and Plant Nutrition
Soil Science and Plant Nutrition is now recognised as an IUSS cooperative journal.

Read "How to Write for European Journal of Soil Science and Soil Use and Management",a presentation given by the editors Steve Jarvis and Donald Davidson during the World Congress of Soil Science in Brisbane in August 2010. Click Here

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2010 Special Issue:
Coupled Ecological-Hydrological Processes

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Discover Pest Management Science, the leading peer-review journal covering all aspects of research and development, application, use and impact on the environment of products designed for pest control and crop protection. 

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 Special and Virtual Issues

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Dynamics and Regulation of Plant Membrane Transport

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Focus Issue: Effects of Land use and Pollution on Soil Properties

Metabolomics in Plant and Herbal Medicine Research


 Featured Articles

How do plants “noticeEattack by herbivorous

Biological Reviews

Glutamate Fermentation By-product Activates Plant Defence Responses and Confers Resistance Against Pathogen Infection

Journal of Phytopathology

Botrytis Disease of Tea in Turkey

Journal of Phytopathology

Characterization of the horseweed (Conyza
) transcriptome using GS-FLX 454 pyrosequencing and its application for expression analysis of candidate non-target herbicide
resistance genes

Pest Management Science

Characterization of de novo transcriptome for
waterhemp (Amaranthus tuberculatus) using
GS-FLX 454 pyrosequencing and its application for studies of herbicide target-site genes

Pest Management Science

Horse chestnut extract contracts bovine vessels and affects human platelet aggregation through 5-HT2A receptors: an in vitro study
Phytotherapy Research

In Vitro activities of plant extracts from Saudi Arabia against malaria, leishmaniasis, sleeping sickness and Chagas disease

Phytotherapy Research

Maize streak virus-resistant transgenic maize: a first for Africa

Plant Biotechnology Journal

Approaches to achieve high-level heterologous protein production in plants
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Biomass yield of self-incompatible germplasm resources and their testcrosses in winter rye
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Functional marker-assisted selection for bacterial leaf blight resistance genes in rice (Oryza sativa L.)
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 Online Resources

Compendium of Transgenic Crop Plants

Compendium of Transgenic Crop Plants
Available online!  With contributions from over 300 global scientists, this is essential reading for all scientists and students working in the fields of agriculture, genetics and plant science.

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ELS  is a comprehensive resource for students, lecturers and researchers with over 4,600 specially commissioned, peer-reviewed articles spanning the entire spectrum of life sciences.
New plant science articles published in ELS include:

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WIREs Systems Biology & Medicine 

WIREs Systems Biology & Medicine Eavailable through complimentary online access.

Read this review about the application of systems biology approaches to questions in plant biology:

This innovative publication combines the most powerful features of review journals and online reference works, addressing key topics from the perspectives of medicine, biology, physiology, computational biology and modelling, and bioengineering.
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