This week in Nature:
- Stability of organic carbon in deep soil layers controlled by fresh carbon supply - Sébastien Fontaine et al. found that "in the absence of fresh organic carbon, an essential source of energy for soil microbes, the stability of organic carbon in deep soil layers is maintained".
Last week in Science:
- A High-Resolution Root Spatiotemporal Map Reveals Dominant Expression Patterns - Siobhan M. Brady et al. present "microarray expression profiles of a high-resolution set of developmental time points within a single Arabidopsis root and a comprehensive map of nearly all root cell types"
- A Novel Snf2 Protein Maintains trans-Generational Regulatory States Established by Paramutation in Maize - Christopher J. Hale et al.
- Mast Fruiting Is a Frequent Strategy in Woody Species of Eastern South America - Natalia Norden et al. found that 23% of the trees and lianas studies were mast fruiters, the first evidence of the commonness of mast fruiters in the tropics.