Entries by Mary Williams

Review: The hornworts: morphology, evolution and development (New Phytol.)

Bryophytes and vascular plants share a land plant as a common ancestor, but they have evolved independently for more than 400 million years. Recent genomic studies of model bryophytes, particularly mosses and liverworts, have provided insights into this ancient common ancestor. Here, Frangedakis et al. profile the newest model bryophyte, the hornwort Anthoceros agrestis, which […]

Opinion. We have been in lockdown, but deforestation has not (Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA)

Douglas Daly is the B. A. Krukoff Curator of Amazonian Botany, Institute of Systematic Botany at the New York Botanic Garden, and a specialist in tropical tree systematics and the flora of the Amazon region. In this Opinion article, he reflects on how he and other field-based botanists have kept their research moving forward, depending […]

Plant Science Research Weekly: September 25, 2020

Review: The hornworts: morphology, evolution and development Bryophytes and vascular plants share a land plant as a common ancestor, but they have evolved independently for more than 400 million years. Recent genomic studies of model bryophytes, particularly mosses and liverworts, have provided insights into this ancient common ancestor. Here, Frangedakis et al. profile the newest […]

Plantae Presents: Gustavo MacIntosh and Jyothi Vaddasery

Plantae Presents – Gustavo MacIntosh and Jyothi Vaddasery Wednesday November 4  10am EDT, 4pm CET Register Here Gustavo MacIntosh: Colonization strategies and resistance responses in soybean-soybean aphid interactions Gustavo MacIntosh joined Iowa State University in August 2003 and he is now a Professor in the Roy J. Carver Department of Biochemistry, Biophysics, and Molecular Biology. […]

ASPB Is Proud to Recognize Its Reviewers During Peer Review Week 2020

The American Society of Plant Biologists is proud to celebrate Peer Review Week 2020, which recognizes peer reviewers and focuses on the theme “Trust in Peer Review.” In 2020, our plant biology community, like the rest of the world, was impacted by the devastating effects of COVID-19. Despite lab shutdowns, fields that weren’t planted, parenting […]

Plantae Presents: Carlos Ballaré and Haim Treves

Plantae Presents – Carlos Ballaré and Haim Treves Wednesday November 25 10am EDT, 4pm CET Register Here Carlos Ballaré: Phytochrome, jasmonate, and the balance between growth and defense Prof. Carlos L. Ballaré studies the mechanisms by which plants obtain environmental information. Carlos graduated as Ingeniero Agrónomo and MSc (University of Buenos Aires, 1984, 1989) and […]

Plantae Presents: Claudia Köhler and Sunil K. Kenchanmane Raju

Plantae Presents – Claudia Köhler and Sunil K. Kenchanmane Raju Wednesday October 14 10am EDT, 4pm CET Register Here   Claudia Köhler: Epigenetic regulation in the endosperm drives plant speciation Claudia Köhler is a Professor of Molecular Cell Biology in the Dept. Plant Biology and Forest Genetics at the The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences […]

Plantae Presents: Sophien Kamoun and Phil Carella

Plantae Presents – Sophien Kamoun and Phil Carella Recorded Wednesday September 16 10am EDT, 4pm CET Sophien Kamoun: Evolutionary dynamics of NLR immune receptors in plants Sophien Kamoun is senior scientist at the Sainsbury Laboratory and professor of biology at the University of East Anglia. He grew up in Tunisia, studied at the Pierre and […]