Entries by Marc Somssich

How a Mangrove tree can help to improve the salt tolerance of Arabidopsis and Rice

Affiliation: University of Melbourne ORCiD: 0000-0001-5092-6168 email: marc.somssich@unimelb.edu.au Mangrove trees live and thrive in intertidal zones, where they are regularly inundated with salt water. To survive such harsh environmental conditions, they have evolved several features to improve their salt tolerance. Avicennia officinalis, which has increasingly been used in the past couple of years to study […]

Lignification and oxidative enzymes: Localization, localization, localization!

Name Marc Somssich Affiliation University of Melbourne ORCiD 0000-0001-5092-6168 marc.somssich@unimelb.edu.au Lignification of cell walls is a pivotal process in plant life. Lignin is a biopolymer that provides additional stability to secondary cell walls (SCWs), enables vascular cells to transport water, and protects the plant from pathogenic attack (Tobimatsu and Schuetz, 2019). It is produced from […]