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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…

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…