About this Research Topic
The experimental evidence for the diverse roles of the phloem has been generated in diverse sub-disciplines of plant biology including developmental biology, molecular biology, cell biology, plant physiology, and phytopathology. It is our intention to provide a platform for scientists involved in these varied aspects of phloem research to bring their results together recognising the fact that phloem-based functioning at a holistic level is more than the sum of its parts. Contributions are welcomed in the form of opinion papers, reviews, or research papers. They all will be subject to the usual rigorous review process established by Frontiers in Plant Science.
Research fields identified for coverage:
Phloem structure and cell biology
General phloem physiology
Membrane transporters in the phloem
Native (macro)molecular signalling
Phytopathogen-induced (macro)molecular signalling
Phloem-residing plant defence
Phloem interaction with viruses, phytoplasmas, aphids or other sucking insects, nematodes
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