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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…

What Do YOU Want to Ask the Next Editor-in-Chief of Plant Physiology?

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We have been charged by ASPB to conduct a search for the next Editor-in-Chief of Plant Physiology. Earlier this year, we began the search process by meeting as a group to discuss potential candidates for this important role. We invited candidates and issued a call for nominations to the community.…

ASPB Is Proud to Recognize Its Reviewers During Peer Review Week 2020

The American Society of Plant Biologists is proud to celebrate Peer Review Week 2020, which recognizes peer reviewers and focuses on the theme “Trust in Peer Review.” In 2020, our plant biology community, like the rest of the world, was impacted by the devastating effects of COVID-19. Despite…

Plant Physiology is recruiting Assistant Features Editors for 2021

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By Michael R. Blatt and Mary Williams This past January, Plant Physiology welcomed 24 new Assistant Features Editors to the editorial board. Together with Assistant Features Editors recruited in 2018, these young scientists have brought their passion for science to the journal, communicating to…

Curious about ASPB’s Partnership with OUP?

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The American Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB) is delighted to announce that it will partner with Oxford University Press (OUP) to produce and disseminate the ASPB journals Plant Physiology® and The Plant Cell beginning January 2021. But what does this partnership mean for you – as a member, an author,…

Get Your Message Across: A Guide to Artwork and Illustrations for Better Impact and Clarity

This PlantBio20 workshop, organized by the ASPB Publications, covered the production of figures, artwork, illustrations, and posters that effectively convey information and complex concepts. The workshop consisted of three presentations on principles of good design, using R/Python to generate complex…

Call for Papers: The Plant Cell Focus Issue on Cell Biology

  Plants have been a source of fundamental discoveries on the nature, organization, and function of cells, from the first description of cells to the dissection of the secretory system, and from insights into the role of the cytoskeleton and cell wall in morphogenesis to the discovery…

Teaching the next generation of plant scientists using the creative Plant Teaching Tools

Contributed by Wei He, an Associate Professor in Northwest University, Xian, China.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-1236-3047. You can read this post in Chinese here. I started teaching “Advance Plant Physiology and Biochemistry” for postgraduate students in Northwest University in China in 2013. In preparation…

培养下一代的植物学家——创新性的教学工具the Plant Teaching Tools

Contributed by Wei He, an Associate Professor in Northwest University, Xian, China.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-1236-3047. You can read this post in English here. 自2013年起,我开始承担西北大学高级植物生理生化课程的教学工作。在课程筹备之时,我偶然在网上发现了由The…

Oxford University Press to publish American Society of Plant Biologists journals

Frequently Asked Questions Regarding the American Society of Plant Biologists’ Partnership with Oxford University Press The American Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB) is delighted to announce that it will partner with Oxford University Press (OUP) to produce and disseminate the ASPB journals…