Pedmale et al., 2016

“Cryptochromes are a class of blue-light-sensitive proteins that promote growth and flowering in plants and regulate the circadian rhythms of both plants and animals. In this issue, Pedmale et al. show that, in limiting blue light, plant cryptochromes respond by directly interacting with two transcription factors to reprogram transcription genome wide, thereby promoting growth. Thanks to Jamie Simon for assistance with image design.”

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Conn et al., 2017

“A silhouette of a 3D scan of a tomato plant (white) with the x, y, and z coordinates of the leaves shown in green. Using these scans, Conn et al. evaluated the trade-offs plants make when transporting nutrients throughout their complex architectures. The design is an homage to Henri Matisse's “Algue blanche sur fond orange et rouge,” 1947.”

Conn A., Pedmale U.V., Chory J., and Navlakha S. (2017) Plant architectures reflect universal network design principles$. Cell Systems 5:53-62.

Conn A., Pedmale U.V., Chory J., Stevens C.F., and Navlakha S. (2017) A statistical description of plant shoot architecture. Current Biology http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2017.06.009

Pedmale U.V.*, Huang S.C., Zander M., Cole B., Hetzel J., Ljung K., Reis P.A., Sridevi P., Nito K., Ecker J.R., and Chory J.*(2016) Cryptochromes interact directly with PIFs to control plant growth in limiting blue light$CELL 164:233-245 
$cover-article, *corresponding authors

Kaiserli E., Páldi K., O’Donnell L., Batalov O., Pedmale U.V., Nusinow D.A., Kay S.A. and Chory J. (2015) Integration of Light and Photoperiodic Signaling in Transcriptional Nuclear Foci. Developmental Cell 35(3):311-321. 

Li L., Zhang Q., Pedmale U.V., Nito K., Fu W., Lin L., Hazen S.P. and Chory J. (2014) PIL1 participates in a negative feedback loop that regulates its own gene expression in response to shade. Molecular Plant 7(10):1582-1585. 

Li L., Ljung K., Breton G.K., Schmitz R.J., Pruneda-Paz J., Cowing-Zitron C., Cole B.J., Ivans L.J., Pedmale U.V., Hou-Jung H.S., Ecker J.R., Kay S.A. and Chory J. (2012) Linking photoreceptor excitation to changes in plant architecture. Genes and Development 26(8):785-90

Keller M.M., Jaillais Y., Pedmale U.V., Moreno J.E., Chory J. and Ballare C.L. (2011) Cryptochrome 1 and phytochrome B control shade-avoidance responses in Arabidopsis via partially-independent hormonal cascades. Plant Journal 67:195–207. 

Pedmale U.V.*, Roberts D.*, Morrow J., Sachdev S., Lechner E., Tang X., Zheng N., Hannink M., Genschik P. and Liscum E. (2011) Modulation of Phototropic Responsiveness in Arabidopsis through Ubiquitination of Phototropin 1 by the CUL3-Ring E3 Ubiquitin Ligase CRL3NPH3. Plant Cell 23: 3627–3640. *equal contribution 

Pedmale U.V., Celaya R.B. and Liscum E. (2010) Phototropism: Mechanisms and outcomes. In CR Somerville, EM Meyerowitz, eds, The Arabidopsis Book. (American Society of Plant Biologists, Rockville, MD), doi: 10.1199/tab.0042. 

Celaya R.B., Pedmale U.V. and Liscum E. (2009) Signaling in Plant Phototropism. In F Baluska and S Mancuso, eds, Smart Plants: from Integrated Signaling to Communicative Behavior. (Springer-Verlag, Heidelberg), pp. 239-260. 

Pedmale U.V. and Liscum E. (2007) Regulation of phototropic signaling in Arabidopsis through phosphorylation state changes in the phot1-interacting protein NPH3. Journal of Biological Chemistry 282: 19991-20001. 

Lariguet P., Schepens I., Hodgson D., Pedmale U.V., Alonso J.M., Ecker J.R., Liscum E. and Fankhauser C. (2006) PKS1 (phytochrome kinase substrate 1) is a phototropin 1 binding protein required for phototropism. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA 103: 10134-10139.

Esmon C.A., Pedmale U.V. and Liscum E (2005) Plant tropisms: Providing the power of movement to a sessile organism. International Journal of Developmental Biology 49: 665-674.