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Uncovering new start sites for plant viral protein synthesis

Chiu et al. characterize hidden viral genes in tomato yellow leaf curl Thailand virus. Background: When viruses such as begomoviruses infect plants, they hijack the host translation machinery to drive the expression of their proteins. This process causes viral disease, leading to great yield losses…

Rahul Bose: Plant Direct First Author

Rahul Bose, first author of "The rolB -transgenic Nicotiana tabacum plants exhibit upregulated ARF7 and ARF19 gene expression" Education – B.Sc.(First Class, 2010)  with Honours in Microbiology, University of Calcutta , M.Sc. in Genetics (First Class, First postion/Gold Medal, 2012), University…

Meina Guo: The Plant Cell First Author

Meina Guo, first author of "Alternative splicing of REGULATOR OF LEAF INCLINATION 1 modulates phosphate starvation signaling and plant growth" Current Position: Postdoctoral/associate researcher in the lab of Prof. Keke Yi, Institute of Agricultural Resources and Regional Planning, Chinese Academy…

Sjon Hartman: Plant Physiology First Author

Sjon Hartman, co-first author of "Ethylene augments root hypoxia tolerance via growth cessation and reactive oxygen species amelioration" Current Position: Junior Professor and Group Leader of Plant Environmental Signalling and Development at CIBSS and the University of Freiburg, Germany Education:…

Zeguang Liu: Plant Physiology First Author

Zeguang Liu, co-first author of "Ethylene augments root hypoxia tolerance via growth cessation and reactive oxygen species amelioration" Current Position: Post-doctoral fellow at Vitamins & Environmental Stress Responses in Plants, BIVEG, University of Geneva, Switzerland Education: PhD at…

Mohanned Abdalla: Plant Physiology First Author

Mohanned Abdalla, first author of "Coupled effects of soil drying and salinity on soil-plant hydraulics" Current positions: Ph.D. candidate in the Chair of Soil Physics, Bayreuth Center of Ecology and Environmental Research (BayCEER), University of Bayreuth, Germany. Lecturer at the Department…

Zhiquan Qiang: Plant Physiology First Author

Zhiquan Qiang, first author of “The transcription factor ZmMYB69 represses lignin biosynthesis by activating ZmMYB31/42 expression in maize” Current Position:  No academic position Education: Ph.D. candidate in China Agricultural University, Beijing, China Non-scientific Interests: Travelling…

Xinhang Zheng: The Plant Cell First Author

Xinhang Zheng, first author of "Ustilaginoidea virens secretes a family of phosphatases that stabilize the negative immune regulator OsMPK6 and suppress plant immunity" Current Position: Ph.D. candidate at China Agricultural University Education: Bachelor’s degree in China Agricultural University Non-scientific…

Monica Borghi: Plant Physiology First Author

Monica Borghi, first author of "High-energy-level metabolism and transport revealed at the transition from closed to open flowers" Current Position: Assistant Professor, Utah State University, Department of Biology, Logan, UT, USA Education: Ph.D. in Agriculture; Sant’Anna School of Advanced…