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Recognizing Plant Direct first authors: Anna Schulten

Anna Schulten, first author of Do Arabidopsis Squamosa promoter binding Protein-Like genes act together in plant acclimation to copper or zinc deficiency? Current position: PhD student in the Department of Molecular Genetics and Physiology of Plants (Ruhr University Bochum, Germany) Education: BSc…

Recognizing Plant Direct first authors: Dhirodatta Senapati

Dhirodatta Senapati, first author of COP1 Regulates the Stability of CAM7 to Promote Photomorphogenic Growth Current Position: Postdoctoral fellow in Department of Cancer Biology, Cleveland Clinic, United States of America Education: Ph.D. in Biotechnology from National Institute of Technology…

Recognizing Plant Direct first authors: Bhuvan Pathak

Bhuvan Pathak, co-first author of Heat-shock inducible CRISPR/Cas9 system generates heritable mutations in rice Current Position: Senior Graduate Assistant Education: PhD candidate, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, USA; MS Agronomy (2010) University of Florida, Gainesville; MS in Biotechnology…

Recognizing Plant Direct first authors: Soumen Nandy

Soumen Nandy, co-first author of Heat-shock inducible CRISPR/Cas9 system generates heritable mutations in rice Current Position: Program Associate Education: PhD, Department Of Botany, University Of Delhi, India Non-scientific Interests: Reading, Music, Gardening and avid listener of NPR radio Brief…

Recognizing Plant Direct first authors: Sumio Iwai

Sumio Iwai, first author of Guard cell photosynthesis is crucial in abscisic acid-induced stomatal closure Current Position: Professor Emeritus, Kagoshima University, Japan Education: Ph.D. in Plant Nutrition, Agricultural Chemistry, Kyusyu University, Japan Non-scientific Interests: Baseball,…

Recognizing Plant Direct first authors: Anna Katherine Block

Anna Katherine Block, first author of Specialized naphthoquinones present in Impatiens glandulifera extra-floral nectaries inhibit the growth of fungal nectar microbes Current Position: Research Molecular Biologist, Chemistry Research Unit at the Center for Medical, Agricultural and Veterinary Entomology…
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The Plant Direct Associate Reviewer Board

By Ivan Baxter At Plant Direct, we take our role as a society journal seriously. So seriously, in fact, that we belong to two societies: the American Society of Plant Biologists and the Society for Experimental Biology. Part of our commitment is to publish the work of our community members without…
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The scope of Plant Direct

By Ivan Baxter Plant Direct is now fully up and running and accepting manuscripts and publishing papers. We are very excited to see the great science that has been submitted. But many have asked me what our statement “We seek to be the sound science plant journal for the community of ASPB…
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Plant Direct: ORCID and Preprint Policies

ORCID policy To represent our support of a global identifier and standardization in academic publishing, we require that all authors include a valid ORCID ID and email address during the submission process. Peer review of manuscripts will not commence until this information has been provided for all…