Entries by Katie Rogers

Celebrating the Plant Cell’s 30th Anniversary at Plant Biology 2019

This page is a collection of news, information and events about the Plant Cell’s 30th anniversary, or #ThePlantCELLebration30!   The Plant CELLebration poster collection! See some of our colorful posters from over the past years. Editorial: Reflections on The Plant Cell Classics Editorial: The Plant Cell: Beginnings A link to the full set of Plant […]

Plant Direct Q&A with Joshua Windhalm

What does your lab work on? We combine functional genomics with synthetic biology approaches to study the metabolism of redox-active plant natural products that can harnessed for applications relevant to agriculture and human health.  We are particularly interested in specialized quinones like the notorious allelochemical juglone made by black walnut trees and the anticancer compound […]

How to be an effective mentor

Being an effective mentor involves making yourself available to support and advise someone when they need it, delivering that support in a way that makes sense to them, and always keeping that person’s best interests in mind. In this webinar we will discuss methods of mentorship and how to become a better mentor.   This webinar […]

Addressing fundamental questions in plant science through synthetic biology

About this seminar In this seminar, we examined the role that synthetic biology can play in answering fundamental questions in plant science. In studying plants for the past hundred years, we’ve learned a great deal about the mechanistic underpinnings of development and metabolism. However, the predominant approaches to plant research, including molecular biology and genetic […]

Plant Science Research Weekly: June 14th

Review: N-degron pathway-mediated proteostasis in stress physiology The rate of most biological processes is ultimately determined by protein activity levels, which of course are determined by rate of degradation or inactivation as well as production. Dissmeyer reviews the Cys/Arg branch of the N-degron pathway (previously called the N-end rule pathway) that contributes to protein degradation. […]

A bifunctional dipeptide functionalizes crop surfaces for sustainable pest management (Green Chemistry)

Most synthetic pesticides do not stick well on plants especially during raining season and can be washed off during irrigation shorty after application. Therefore, the farmer may need to apply several times or hope for dry days to spray. Swinges et al. developed a synthetic peptide with two separate functional groups; one adheres to the […]

Population genomic analysis of mango suggests a complex history of domestication ($) (New Phytol)

Mango trees have been cultivated for approximately 4000 years which places their domestication in the same timeline as that of walnut, peach, sweet orange, lychee, citron, sweet orange, lemon, and jujube. Throughout the process of domestication, most crops undergo severe bottlenecks which decrease genetic diversity. The effects of these bottlenecks have not been extensively studied […]