Entries by Mary Williams

Plant Science Research Weekly: March 15th

Review: Linking autophagy to abiotic and biotic stress responses ($) Autophagy means “self-eating” in ancient Greek. It’s a process in which cellular components are delivered to lytic vacuoles to be reused. This recycling process promotes abiotic and biotic stress tolerance. In this review, Signorelli et al. highlight in detail plant autophagy in abiotic and biotic […]

Maximizing the signal, decreasing the noise; Writing skills for communicating clearly

About this seminar This seminar introduces Professor Tobias Baskin’s writing philosophy in the form of a set of guidelines for writing clearly that is based on how people read. In writing, grammar is (mainly) fixed, but meanings (information, content) can go almost anywhere. Baskin’s guidelines will help you understand how to place information within a […]

Plant Science Research Weekly: March 8th

Review: Evolutionary and ecological insights from herbicide resistant weeds: what have we learned about plant adaptation, and what is left to uncover? Weeds represent a problem for the economy due to their easy resistance of pesticides, but they are also a model for adaptation, ecology and evolution. In this review Baucom focusses on three areas: […]

Plant Science Research Weekly: March 1

Review: The metabolic response to drought ($) Understanding environmental stress in plants is undoubtedly important due to the consequences of climate change in crop productivity and survival of plants. Metabolomics based on liquid chromatography and gas chromatography coupled to mass spectrometry (LC-MS, GC-MS) allows an understanding of the metabolic profile changes of plants in response […]

Glycomic analysis of plant endomembrane vesicles (Plant Cell)

Endomembrane vesicles carry not only secreted proteins but also carbohydrates for cell wall synthesis, yet relatively less is know about this latter process. Wilkop et al. describe a method to investigate the glycan contents of specific subsets of vesicles, to begin to understand how these cargos are affected by environmental conditions and developmental processes. They […]

Plant Science Research Weekly: February 22

Review: Cytokinin – A developing story ($) With its diverse chemical structures, the phytohormone cytokinin is significant from embryogenesis to the maturation of plants. In this review, Wybouw and De Rybel highlight in detail cytokinin signaling in multiple plant developmental process including shoot, flower, stomata, root and vascular development. The Type B-ARRs (ARABIDOPSIS RESPONSE REGULATORS) […]

Studies reveal the key role of the transcription factor NIN in rhizobial infection

Translated from the original Source: Molecular Plant Science Excellence Innovation Center / Institute of Plant Physiology and Ecology. Release: 2019-02-19 On February 1st, Plant Physiology published an article from the Center for Excellence in Plant and Microbiology at the Institute of Plant and Plant Ecology, Institute of Plant Physiology and Ecology, Chinese Academy of Sciences […]

Plant Science Research Weekly: February 15th

A comparison of the EU regulatory approach to directed mutagenesis with that of other jurisdictions, consequences for international trade and potential steps forward The seed sector, and particularly plant breeders, are responsible for providing farmers with new plant varieties able to overcome challenges such as climate change, water restrictions or plant pests. In order to […]

Recognizing Plant Cell first authors: Meng Ye

Meng Ye, first author of Molecular dissection of early defense signaling underlying volatile-mediated defense regulation and herbivore resistance in rice Current Position: Associate Professor in Tea Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences Education: PhD in Entomology (2016), Institute of Insect Sciences, Zhejiang University, China Non-scientific Interests: Music, gardening, table tennis Brief bio: I am […]