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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…

THE PLANT CELL Welcomes New Assistant Features Editors

The Plant Cell welcomes 12 new Assistant Features Editors (AFEs) for 2020. They join six continuing AFEs who started in 2019. We would also like to thank all of the original AFEs who stepped down from the editorial board in 2018-2019, who helped us to establish the program and provided valuable input…

Plant Physiology welcomes 26 new Assistant Features Editors

At the beginning of 2018 Plant Physiology initiated a program to introduce several promising early-career scientists to the editorial board and engage their expertise in assessing and writing about research published in the journal. Over the past two years these scientists brought their passion for science…

ASPB at PAG! (Jan 12-14, 2020)

Are you planning to be in San Diego in January for the Plant and Animal Genome (PAG) meeting? The American Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB) is exhibiting there and we would love to meet you. Come by and see us at booth 634. Learn more about our journals, The Plant Cell, Plant Physiology, and…

10 things you might not know about ASPB publications

The ASPB pubs department has a blog! It's not surprising you didn't know this #1 fact because this post is our first! But now that you know, you should check back here often to learn more about Plant Direct, Plant Physiology, and The Plant Cell. You will hear from our publications staff, our authors,…

New Teaching Tool, "Computational Microscopy: Revealing Molecular Mechanisms in Plants Using Molecular Dynamics Simulations"

We’re excited to annouce the publication of The Plant Cell‘s latest Teaching Tool, “Computational Microscopy: Revealing Molecular Mechanisms in Plants Using Molecular Dynamics Simulations,” by Jiangyan Feng, Jiming Chen, Balaji Selvam, and Diwakar Shukla. Available without subscription at The…

Plant Physiology is recruiting Assistant Features Editors

By Michael R. Blatt and Mary Williams Note: This call for applications is now closed. Check back in autumn 2020 for a new call for AFEs. At the beginning of 2018 Plant Physiology welcomed 23 new Assistant Features Editors to the editorial board. Over the past eighteen months these young scientists…

Reflections on Plant Cell Classics

In 2019, we are celebrating the 30th anniversary of The Plant Cell. In recognition of this milestone, we have solicted a series of reflections by members of the editorial board and others. We asked them to write about one or more memorable and exciting articles published in The Plant Cell, and how it…

EDITORIAL The Plant Cell celebrates 30 years of publishing the best work in plant biology

By Sabeeha S. Merchant, Nancy A. Eckardt and Nancy Winchester As Bob Goldberg, founding editor, noted upon the 20th anniversary of The Plant Cell in 2009 (Vol. 21, pp. 3–12), 1989 was a year of major change: not just for the world (“the Iron Curtain came down, the Berlin Wall crumbled, the…