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Plant Science Research Weekly: August 16th

Review: Structural biology of cell surface receptor–ligand interactions In recent months, a flurry of papers have come out that reveal new insights into the structural interactions of cell-surface receptors with each other and with their ligands. This timely review by Moussu and Santiago captures…

Recognizing Plant Physiology first authors: Anle Chen

Anle Chen, first author of The intensity of manganese deficiency strongly affects root endodermal suberization and ion homeostasis Current Position: no position Education: PhD in plant nutrition, University of Copenhagen, Denmark (2019) Non-scientific interests: travelling, Swimming, playing football…

Recognizing Plant Physiology first authors: Jingyuan Chen

Jingyuan Chen, first author of Sclerotinia sclerotiorum Circumvents Flavonoid Defenses by Catabolizing Flavonol Glycosides and Aglycones Current Position: PhD candidate at Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology (Jena, Germany) Education: PhD in Biochemistry, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology;…

Recognizing Plant Physiology first authors: Zhenyan Miao

Zhenyan Miao, first author of Evolution of the RNA N6-methyladenosine methylome mediated by genomic duplication Current Position: Associate Professor, College of Life Sciences, Northwest A&F University, China Education: Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, China Agricultural University;…

Recognizing Plant Direct first authors: Xuan Xu

Xuan Xu, co-first author of Cell wall composition and transcriptomics in stem tissues of stinging nettle (Urtica dioica L.): spotlight on a neglected fibre crop Current Position: Postdoctoral researcher at the Environmental Research and Innovation Department, Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology,…

Balancing growth and defense in the shade

Liu et al. examine how plants allocate resources between growth and defense in unfavorable conditions. Plant Cell https://doi.org/10.1105/tpc.18.00991 By Yang Liua and Haiyang Wangb aBiotechnology Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Beijing 100081, China bSchool…

Recognizing Plant Physiology first authors: Juan He

Juan He, first author of Genome-wide transcript and small RNA profiling reveals transcriptomic responses to heat stress Current Position: Postdoctoral fellow in the group of Prof. Xuemei Chen, Guangdong Provincial Key Laboratory for Plant Epigenetics, College of Life Sciences and Oceanography, Shenzhen…

Changing gears in salt stress tolerance: AtCAMTA6’s role in transcriptional regulation of ion transport

Salt stress affects plant growth and development at all stages, reducing germination, and compromising seedling establishment, transpiration, and root growth (Munns and Tester, 2008). At later developmental stages, the overaccumulation of salt ions in the shoot disrupts photosynthesis and other vital…

Small RNAs in the maillot jaune: transcriptional analysis of the plant cell cycle

The cell cycle is a tightly coordinated dance with the ultimate goal of dividing one cell into two. Eukaryotic cells tend to divide in the same general pattern, broadly reduced to four phases; cells increase organelle content in the G1 phase, DNA replication occurs in S phase, cells grow in size and…