UV4Plants Bulletin 2017-12-22T13:03:59+00:00 Pedro J. Aphalo Open Journal Systems <p><em>The UV4Plants Bulletin is an open access journal publishing both peer-reviewed&nbsp;articles and editorial-board-reviewed opinions, commentaries, profiles and news.&nbsp;</em><em>Articles deal with&nbsp;any aspects of research on plants (terrestrial or aquatic) and ultraviolet radiation,&nbsp;including applications to plant production and related fields, teaching at all levels, science popularization and scientist-artist collaborations. Any content&nbsp;&nbsp;relevant or of interest to those doing such research is warmly welcome. The Bulletin does not aim at the publication of original research in UV photobiology,&nbsp;instead, it aims at providing a forum for the exchange of the views and experiences that allow researchers and teachers to acquire expertise about carrying out research, learning, teaching and communication with the society at large.</em></p> Workshop 'Modulation of plant UV-responses by environmental factors' 2017-12-22T13:02:50+00:00 Marcel A. K. Jansen Otmar Urban <p>Organizer's report on a Workshop organized by the UV4Plants Association. Contains information on planned special issue.</p> 2017-10-13T12:22:49+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Carnivorous plants and UV-radiation; a captivating story? 2017-10-13T14:26:30+00:00 Marcel A. K. Jansen <p>Commentary, no abstract.</p> 2017-10-09T00:00:00+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Analysis of phenolic compounds: which key factors to consider? 2017-10-13T14:26:30+00:00 Susanne Neugart <p>The accurate analysis of phenolic compound profiles and concentrations in plants has been of interest for many years. However, to date, a standard procedure still does not exist. This bulletin highlights the effect of abiotic factors on flavonoids and recommends that these should be considered while planning and conducting experiments. Furthermore, during storage, a low humidity of the samples is more important than the temperature during storage. Currently, there are several methods to measure phenolic compound concentrations. The decision of which method to use should be related to the scientific question. Moreover, one should be aware that structurally different phenolic compounds might react differently to biotic and abiotic factors. Nevertheless, a method validation is the basis of reliable results and should be performed in advance to establish a method as valid as well as at any time when the parameters of the extraction and measurement are changed.</p> 2017-10-13T09:49:11+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Learning about the molecular basis of plant responses to UV-B: a laboratory class at the University of Glasgow 2017-10-13T14:26:30+00:00 Gareth Islwyn Jenkins Egle Beigaite Dalia Gala Gabriela Krawiec Maria Kuniyoshi Jakub Luptak Konstantina Malengou Magdalena Mladenova Gary Parsons Eleni Patili Kevan Saunders Christina Schofield Marie Schott Chun Sey Aman Singh <p>Plant responses to UV-B provide an excellent system for students to learn about the regulation of gene expression following stimulus perception. This article concerns a laboratory class for undergraduate students at the University of Glasgow that is based on molecular responses to UV-B in <em>Arabidopsis thaliana</em>. During the class students design and plan experiments, interpret and discuss their results with other students and present the findings. Hence they learn valuable research skills. Some examples of students’ work are presented and students’ perceptions of the class are summarized.</p> 2017-10-09T00:00:00+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Short term missions within UV4Plants: our experience from visiting two research centers in Germany. 2017-12-22T13:03:59+00:00 Neha Rai Sari Siipola Yan Yan <p>Research visits to a different laboratory is a great learning experience in our scientific career. Here, we summarize our experience of visiting two German research groups and how it has helped us in achieving our research goals and establishing a great collaboration.</p> 2017-10-13T09:25:44+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## A first step into Plant Research 2017-10-13T14:26:30+00:00 Rozenn M. Pineau <p>To be added later.</p> 2017-10-13T09:51:56+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Exploring Ultraviolet Photography by David Prutchi 2017-10-13T14:26:30+00:00 Pedro J. Aphalo <p>A review of a recently published introductory book on methods for digital ultraviolet photography.</p> 2017-10-13T09:13:35+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement##