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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…

Recognizing Plant Direct authors: Geraint Parry

Geraint Parry, first author of Current Status of the Multinational Arabidopsis Community Current Position: GARNet Coordinator, Secretary Multinational Arabidopsis Steering Community, Director Arabidopsis Events UK Education: PhD Plant Science, University of Nottingham Non-scientific Interests:…

Recognizing Plant Direct authors: Pulkit Kanodia

Pulkit Kanodia, first author of Control of Translation during the Unfolded Protein Response in Maize seedlings: Life without PERKs Current Position: PhD candidate, Miller Lab, Department of Plant Pathology and Microbiology, Iowa State University Education: Bachelor in Engineering with a major in…

Recognizing Plant Direct authors: Alexandra Jammer

Alexandra Jammer, first author of Early-stage sugar beet taproot development is characterised by three distinct physiological phases Current Position: I currently have two academic part-time jobs, working 75 % as a Lecturer at the University of Graz (Austria), and 25 % as a Postdoc researcher in a project…

Recognizing Plant Direct authors: Marianne C. Kramer

Marianne C. Kramer, first author of N6-methyladenosine and RNA secondary structure affect transcript stability and protein abundance during systemic salt stress in Arabidopsis Current Position: PhD Candidate in Cell and Molecular Biology in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania Education: B.S.…

Recognizing Plant Direct authors: Andries Temme

Andries Temme, first author of Element content and distribution has limited, tolerance metric dependent, impact on salinity tolerance in cultivated sunflower (Helianthus annuus) Current Position: Assistant Research Scientist, Department of Plant Biology, University of Georgia, USA Education: BSc…

Plant Direct Q&A with Judy Brusslan

What does your lab work on? My lab is interested in the regulation of leaf senescence (LS). As leaves sequentially age, they enter a regulated dismantling process that exports nutrients to growing and storage organs. Tell us about the key findings from your recent article in Plant Direct. We…

Recognizing Plant Direct authors: Ashley E. Cannon

Ashley E. Cannon, first author of Lipophilic-Signals Lead to Organ-Specific Gene Expression Changes in Arabidopsis Seedlings Current Position: Postdoctoral Research Associate in Dr. Kent Chapman’s Lab at The University of North Texas Education: B.S. in Chemistry from Midwestern State University…

Recognizing Plant Direct authors: Bhuvan Pathak

Bhuvan Pathak, first author of Recombinase-mediated integration of a multigene cassette in rice leads to stable expression and inheritance of the stacked locus Current Position:  Program Associate, University of Arkansas Education: PhD in Cell and Molecular Biology (2019) - University of Arkansas;…

Recognizing Plant Direct authors: Aashima Khosla

Aashima Khosla, first author of A series of dual-reporter vectors for ratiometric analysis of protein abundance in plants Current Position: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Botany and Plant Sciences, University of California, Riverside, USA Education: PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular…