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Recognizing Plant Direct authors: Rajeev Gupta

Rajeev Gupta, first author of The maize premature senesence2 encodes for PHYTOCHROME-DEPENDENT LATE-FLOWERING and its expression modulation improves agronomic traits under abiotic stresses Current Position: Principal Scientist and Theme Leader for Genomics and Trait Discovery, ICRISAT, INDIA, Falgship…

PLANT DIRECT – TOP ARTICLES OF 2020 based on Altmetric scores

Plant Direct is pleased to announce our Top 5 of 2020 articles based on Altmetric scores.  Altmetrics are metrics and qualitative data that are complementary to traditional, citation-based metrics. They can include (but are not limited to) peer reviews on Faculty Opinions, citations on Wikipedia and…

Recognizing Plant Direct authors: H. Tucker Hallmark

H. Tucker Hallmark, first author of Cytokinin isopentenyladenine and its glucoside isopentenyladenine-9G delay leaf senescence through activation of cytokinin-associated genes Current Position: Antibody Production & Assay Development at Avanti Polar Lipids, Inc. Education: PhD Biological Sciences…

Recognizing Plant Direct authors: Sébastien Bélanger

Sébastien Bélanger, first author of The commitment of barley microspores into embryogenesis correlates with miRNA-directed regulation of members of the SPL, GRF and HD-ZIPIII transcription factor families Current Position: Postdoctoral Associate at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center Education:…

Recognizing Plant Direct authors: Maryam Rahmati Ishka

Maryam Rahmati Ishka, first author of Copper deficiency alters shoot architecture and reduces fertility of both gynoecium and androecium in Arabidopsis thaliana Current Position: Postdoctoral Associate Education: Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Nevada, Reno (UNR), USA Non-scientific…

Recognizing Plant Direct authors: Hinako Matsuda

Hinako Matsuda, first author of Diurnal metabolic regulation of isoflavones and soyasaponins in soybean roots Current Position: Master's student at Research Institute for Sustainable Humanosphere, Kyoto University, Japan Education: BSc in Agricultural and Environmental Engineering from Kyoto University,…

Recognizing Plant Direct authors: S M Abdul-Awal

S M Abdul-Awal, first author of A sorghum gigantea mutant attenuates florigen gene expression and delays flowering time Current Position: Professor, Biotechnology & Genetic Engineering Discipline, Khulna University, Bangladesh Education: Ph.D. in Plant Sciences, University of Cambridge, UK Non-scientific…

Recognizing Plant Direct authors: Virginie Perlo

Virginie Perlo, first author of Metabolic changes in the developing sugarcane culm associated with high yield and early high sugar content Current Position:  PhD Candidate, Bioinformatics on Sugarcane at The University of Queensland (UQ), Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation (QAAFI) Education:…

Recognizing Plant Direct authors: Will Hinckley

Will Hinckley, first author of Gene Expression Changes Occurring at Bolting Time are Associated with Leaf Senescence in Arabidopsis Current Position: 1st Year PhD Student Education: BS Cellular/Molecular Biology from California State University, Long Beach Non-scientific Interests:  I have…