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What We're Reading: July 7

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This week's edition of What We're Reading is guest edited by K.K. Sabu. Sabu is educated in the field of Plant Sciences and has working experience in plant genetics and genomics since 1995. His research interests include response of plants against environmental changes, natural variations in plant genetic…

What We're Reading: June 30th

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This edition of What We're Reading is guest edited by Mather A Khan, a Postdoc Fellow in the Mendoza Lab at Bond Life Sciences Center, University of Missouri, Columbia, USA. He is very much concerned about hunger, poverty, and global food security. His research is always been motivated by these factors. "Plant…

iBiology - Magdalena Bezanilla: Understanding Cell Shape

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Magdalena is a Reviewing Editor for The Plant Cell and a Professor at UMass Amherst. Here she describes her research interests in a series of videos published by iBiology.  A set of three video lectures, published by iBiology on May 2, 2017 Part 1: Understanding cell shape: Big insights from…

Ivan wants to know! Your thoughts on new ideas for Plant Direct

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Plant Direct Editor-in-Chief Ivan Baxter wants your input on new ideas for Plant Direct. This is your opportunity to help shape the editorial policies of the newest plant science journal. Read more and share your thoughts! Is Ivan on the right track? Why or why not? What other ideas would help to make…

What We're Reading: June 23rd

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This week's What We're Reading is guest edited by Gaby Auge, a Senior Research Associate at Fundación Instituto Leloir, IIBBA-CONICET (www.leloir.org.ar), in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Gaby's research interests focus on how environmental changes shape plant responses (plasticity), and the ecological…

Profile of Mark Tester's research into salinity tolerance

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A bright future for sustainable agriculture May 28, 2017 Passionate plant scientist Mark Tester conducts ground-breaking research into plants that could one day help feed the world. Imagine a scenario where crops, such as barley, rice and quinoa, are grown in near-desert conditions, in poor-quality…

Be a featured Plantae community member: Present yourself and discuss your science

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Present yourself and discuss your science with the Plantae Community in a live online chat event Get live practice presenting yourself and your science in a short, compelling, and concise way Benefit from quality time with a focused audience of like-minded peers Guarantee of dedicated subject…

Live online chat discussion with featured community member Anne Sternberger

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Mark your calendars for the first Plantae.org live online chat discussion with featured community member Anne Sternberger! Support your peers  |  Discuss plant science topics  |  Learn about how others work Tuesday, June 27th at 5pm EST / 11am HST |  Join: www.plantae.org/annes Anne is…

ABA is Required for Cuticle Formation Independent of Water Stress

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The waxy cuticle, a key barrier to desiccation and pathogen entry, is a dynamic structure, the composition, area, permeability and thickness of which can change in response to environmental conditions.  For example, water deficit in Arabidopsis (Arabidopsis thaliana) triggers an increase in the accumulation…