Entries by Mary Williams

New Teaching Tool, “Small and mighty, peptide hormones in plant biology”

We’re excited to annouce the publication of The Plant Cell‘s latest Teaching Tool, “Small and mighty: Peptide hormones in plant biology,” by Sonali Roy, Peter Lundquist, Michael Udvardi, and Wolf-Rüdiger Scheible, available without subscription at Plantae.org. A phytohormone (plant hormone) is defined as a naturally occurring plant compound that acts as a signal molecule even at […]

Recognizing Plant Cell first authors: Anjil Kumar Srivastava

Anjil Kumar Srivastava, first author of SUMO Suppresses the Activity of the Jasmonic Acid Receptor CORONATINE INSENSITIVE 1 Current Position: Postdoctoral Research Associate in Department of Biosciences, Durham University, Durham, United Kingdom Education: Ph.D. in Botany from Purvanchal University, Jaunpur, India Non-scientific Interests: Cricket, tennis, reading newspapers and travelling Brief bio: I received my doctoral […]

Recognizing Plant Cell first authors: Rahul Bhosale

Rahul Arvind Bhosale, first author of A spatiotemporal DNA endoploidy map of the Arabidopsis root reveals roles for the endocycle in root development and stress adaptation Current Position: Research Fellow at Department of Plant Sciences, University of Nottingham, UK. Education: PhD in Biochemistry and Biotechnology, VIB-University of Ghent, Belgium. M.Sc. in Biotechnology, University of Pune, India. Non-scientific […]

What We’re Reading: August 17th

Perspective: The multiplanetary future of plant synthetic biology The exploration of space is one of the most inspiring areas of scientific research and a major driver of technological innovation. One of the major factors limiting human expansion trough space is the immensely high cost of resupplying resources from Earth. Mars is the closest neighbor to […]

Li Zichao, research group of China Agricultural University, made new progress in the research on drought resistance mechanism of water and upland rice

Press release from The World of Seeds, translated by Google Translate Rice and upland rice are two ecological types of Asian cultivated rice that are differentiated under different water conditions, and their drought resistance is significantly different. Therefore, mining the drought-resistant genes of upland rice cultivars and studying their molecular mechanisms is of great significance […]

New insights in cell death in plants might generate new leads for weed control

Source: SeedQuest Some plants like the giant sequoia trees can grow into the “Largest Living Things on Earth”. Ironically, most of a tree’s biomass is actually not alive, but is formed by persistent cell corpses that are collectively called wood. Wood development is terminated by a tightly controlled cell death process of the individual cell […]