Reprinted with permission from the American Society of Plant Physiologists
Plant Physiology, flagship journal of the American Society of Plant Physiologists, inaugurated its 75th year of publication with a special January 2001 anniversary issue. According to Editor in Chief Natasha Raikhel of Michigan State University, "The January special issue focuses on conceptual breakthroughs of the past 25 years as perceived by over 40 authors who have been at the leading edge of this unprecedented surge in scientific progress."

The articles cover much of plant science including photoreceptors and chronobiology, gene activation and silencing, fertilization and self-incompatibility, protein sorting and endomembranes, cell fate during development, secondary metabolism and ecology, cell wall structure and biochemistry, membrane proteins and transport, signal transduction and host-symbiont interactions, photosynthesis and chloroplast evolution, and, of course, genomics. ASPP is posting the commemorative articles on the Internet free of charge at

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