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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…

Plant Physiology Launches Assistant Features Editors

By Michael R. Blatt and Mary Williams NEW (July 31, 2019): Information about applying to the 2020 Plant Physiology Assistant Features Editor program can be found here. Applications due by September 30, 2019. See below for more information on the AFE program.   Published March 2018.…

Focus Issue: Cellular Dynamics

Plant Physiology has released a focus issue on the topic of Cellular Dynamics, which includes Updates on topics ranging from Actin Dynamics to Wall Growth. The Editorial by Szymanski, Bassham, Munnik, and Sakamoto provides an excellent overview of the current state our understanding of plant cell dynamics.…

Next Generation of Training for Arabidopsis Researchers: Bioinformatics and Quantitative Biology

In a new Commentary in Plant Physiology, Friesner et al. write a compelling vision for next-generation training for plant scientists. We asked three of the 39 authors, Joanna Friesner, Molly Megrew and Siobhan Brady, to tell us about their motivations and goals for writing this commentary. You…

Author Interview: Emily Larson

Geraint Perry from GARNet (@GARNetweets) interviewed Emily Larson (@erlarson_phd), author of "Clathrin Heavy Chain subunits coordinate endo- and exocytic traffic and affect stomatal movement" published recently in Plant Physiology. Emily Larson from the University of Glasgow talks clathrin, balloons…

Plant Physiology Focus Issue on Stomata published

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The June 2017 issue of Plant Physiology is a Focus Issue on stomata; here is the editorial overview to this issue by Michael R. Blatt, Plant Physiology, Editor-in-Chief, and Tim J. Brodribb and Keiko U. Torii, Plant Physiology Editors. Small Pores with a Big Impact The guard cells surrounding stomatal…

Plant Physiology Focus Collections

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Focus Collections are an online collection of papers intended to supplement Plant Physiology® Focus Issues. Papers published in Plant Physiology® two years prior to and those published for up to two years after the Focus Issue will be included. Reactive Oxygen Species The Reactive Oxygen…

Most-read Plant Physiology articles during past year

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Most-read rankings are recalculated at the beginning of the month and are based on full-text and pdf views. See the current list of 100 most-read articles for the past year here.

Upcoming Plant Physiology Focus Issues

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Focus Issue on Cellular Dynamics (January 2018) Editors: Dan Szymanski, Diane Bassham, Teun Munnik, and Wataru Sakamoto Submission Deadline: June 5, 2017 To be published in January 2018, this focus issue will provide a series of invited Update Reviews on hot topics in plant cell biology,…