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Nanoscale movements of cellulose microfibrils in primary cell walls ($)

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Cell walls are complex mixtures of cellulose microfibrils, proteins and other materials. Their mechanical properties can be measured and modeled, but it is not always simple to translate these measurements to changes at the molecular level. Zhang et al. used atomic force microscopy to provide an unprecedented…

Do you evo-devo? Open call for Plantae Presents short talk submissions

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In an effort to provide more speaking opportunities in the Plantae Presents virtual seminar series, we've scheduled four "open calls". Anyone can submit a seven-minute video on the designated research topic, and all will be posted to the Plantae YouTube channel. Four speakers will be selected from…

Plantae Presents: Plants and their microbiome. From molecules to ecosystems

Plantae Presents - Plants and their microbiome, from molecules to ecosystems Recorded Tues Sept 22 (6pm PDT or 9pm EDT) /Wed Sept 23 (10:30 am Adelaide) We're pleased to announce the first in our series of webinars that are drawn from contributed short videos, followed by a panel discussion. This…

Plantae Presents: Sophien Kamoun and Phil Carella

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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.…

Plantae Presents: Alejandra I. Huerta and Paola Reyes-Caldas

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Plantae Presents - Alejandra I. Huerta and Paola Reyes-Caldas  Recorded Tuesday Sep 8, 2020 9:00 PM EDT (6:00 PM PDT) Alejandra I. Huerta: In pursuit of durable disease resistance in rice: Exploiting effectors, allelic variation and MAGIC Alejandra I. Huerta is an Assistant Professor of Phytobacteriology…
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Plant Science Research Network Releases Decadal Vision 2020-2030

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Research network presents action plan for the plant science community to maximize impact on pressing global issues such as human health and climate change.  Plant science research has tremendous potential to address pressing global issues including climate change, food insecurity and sustainability.…
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Summer Webinars on the Plant Science Decadal Vision

With society summer conferences going online, the Plant Science Research Network has hosted a series of virtual discussions on the new Plant Science Decadal Vision 2020 - 2030. On August 26, BTI President Dr. David Stern presented on the Plant Science Decadal Vision 2020–2030, a holistic vision for…

Call for virtual short talk submissions for #PlantaePresents panel discussions

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Science is about innovation and exploring new ways of doing things. Hence, we think it is time to experiment with a new format for #PlantaePresents. We are introducing a short talk + panel discussion format, where talks are chosen by a reviewing panel from open video submissions, and the discussions…

Get Ready for Plantae Presents Take 2

Like a Phoenix rising from the flames, the Plantae Presents webinar series was created in response to the shutting down of labs and universities in early 2020. Our first season ran from April 1 to July 1, during which time we hosted 26 speakers on topics spanning from auxin to terpenes. Each live…

Plantae Presents: Caroline Dean and Jorge Casal

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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic many seminar series and conferences have been canceled or postponed. In response to this, and to make sure plant scientists can continue to communicate their latest work to their peers, The American Society of Plant Biologists launched a virtual seminar series via our online…