Invasive Species Compendium

Detailed coverage of invasive species threatening livelihoods and the environment worldwide

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Special Issue: Retaining network resilience through evolution.

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This issue contains 13 papers focusing on the increased production of the toxin parthenin in an invasive Parthenium hysterophorus biotype due to increased CO2 levels, transcriptional and imprinting complexity in Arabidopsis seeds at single-nucleus resolution, the facilitation of preprophase band formation and division-plane orientation by IQ67 DOMAIN proteins, gymnosperm evolution as illuminated by the nearly complete genome of Ginkgo biloba, the genome structural evolution in Brassica crops, extensive variation within the pan-genome of cultivated and wild sorghum, introgression of the the Aegilops tauschii genome into wheat as a basis for cereal improvement, evolutionarily conserved hierarchical gene regulatory networks for plant salt stress response, dissection of floral transition by single-meristem transcriptomes at high temporal resolution and coordination of microbe-host homeostasis by crosstalk with plant innate immunity. Papers on the real-time conversion of tissue-scale mechanical forces into an interdigitated growth pattern, synthetic promoter designs enabled by a comprehensive analysis of plant core promoters and what shoots can teach about theories of plant form are also presented.