06 October 2009
Vol 2, Issue 91

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Online Cover This week's issue features a Research Article that identifies the protein kinase CIPK15 in the integration of signaling in response to oxygen deficiency with sugar signaling to enable rice germination and seedling growth under floodwater. The image in the foreground is an artist's rendition of rice seedlings growing under water. The seedlings quickly establish themselves and reach the surface of floodwater. The background is rice growing in irrigated lowlands, which represent 80% of the world's rice production areas. [Image: Annlin Chao, Shih Chien University, Taipei, Taiwan]