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Recognizing Plant Cell first authors: Li-Bo Han

Li-Bo Han, First author of The cotton apoplastic protein CRR1 stabilizes chitinase 28 to facilitate defense against the fungal pathogen Verticillium dahliae Current Position: Associate professor of Haixia institute of Science and Technology, Fujian Agriculture And Forestry University, Fuzhou, China Educations:…

Recognizing Plant Physiology first authors: Marina Rohr

Marina Rohr, first author of The role of plastidic trigger factor serving protein biogenesis in green algae and land plants Current Position: PhD student, Molecular Genetics of Eukaryotes, TU Kaiserslautern, Kaiserslautern Education: M.S in Ecology TU Kaiserslautern Non-scientific interest: Skiing,…

Recognizing Plant Physiology first authors: Tom Schreiber

Tom Schreiber, first author of Split-TALE - A TALE-based two-component system for synthetic biology applications in planta Current position: Postdoctoral Researcher, Leibniz Institute of Plant Biochemistry, Department of Cell and Metabolic Biology, Halle (Saale), Germany Education: PhD in plant biology…

The mechanism by which MYC2 regulates the termination of jasmonic acid signaling

Source: Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology Published: 2019-01-11. Translated from the original. As an important plant hormone, jasmonic acid regulates plant defense responses and adaptive growth. When the plant is exposed to pests or other stresses, the active jasmonic…

Recognizing Plant Physiology first authors: Swarup Roy Choudhury

Swarup Roy Choudhury, first author of The role of Gβ protein in controlling cell expansion via potential interaction with lipid metabolic pathways Current Position: Assistant Professor, IISER, Tirupati, India Education: Ph.D. in Plant Science, Bose Institute, Kolkata, India; M.S. in Plant Science,…

Hydraulic Regulation of Stomata in Ferns

Stomatal responses to environmental and endogenous signals in vascular plants are critical for regulating plant gas exchange with the atmosphere. In addition, stomatal closure is vital for minimizing water loss and preventing lethal embolism during drought.  The vast majority of studies concerning stomatal…

Auxin Affects Capitulum Pattern Formation

The flower head (capitulum) is a morphological feature that defines the family Asteraceae (the daisy or sunflower family). A typical capitulum consists of many flowers (florets) and phyllaries (modified bracts) compressed into a single structure that mimics a single flower. Capitula commonly have two…

Insights into the Trans-Golgi Network and Protein Secretion

In eukaryotic cells, the movement of cargo between single membrane-bound organelles such as the endoplasmic reticulum (ER), Golgi apparatus, trans-Golgi network (TGN), endosomes, lysosomes, and vacuoles is mediated by membrane trafficking. At the donor organelle, cargo molecules are loaded into transport…

Advances in Understanding Root Hair Formation

Root hairs greatly increase the surface area of roots, thereby facilitating the uptake of nutrients and water from the rhizosphere. They also serve as sites for plant interactions with soil microorganisms. Thus, elucidation of the molecular pathway for their development is important for potential modification…