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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…

Plantae Presents: Elizabeth Vierling and Rodrigo Gutierrez

Plantae Presents – Elizabeth Vierling and Rodrigo Gutierrez Wednesday October 21 10am EDT, 4 pm CET Elizabeth Vierling: From Chaperones to Mitochondria: Surviving Stress Elizabeth Vierling is  Professor at the University of Massachusettes Amherst and Founding Member of the ASPB Legacy…

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   Claudia Köhler: Epigenetic regulation in the endosperm drives plant speciation Claudia Köhler is a Professor of Molecular Cell Biology at the Department of Plant Biology at…

Plantae Presents: ASPS Awardees Lectures - Crystal Sweetman, Kristine Crous, Alex Wu, and Karen Frick

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Please enjoy a special edition of Plantae Presents, featuring four Australian Society of Plant Scientists awardees: the joint-winners of the Jan Anderson Award, Crystal Sweetman and Kristine Crous; the winner of the Peter Goldacre Award, Alex Wu; and the winner of the ASPS-FBP Best Paper Award,…

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

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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…

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…