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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: Deborah Petrik

Deborah Petrik, first author of BdGT43B2 functions in xylan biosynthesis and is essential for seedling survival in Brachypodium distachyon Current Position: Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology, Rhodes College, Memphis, TN Education: PhD in Biological Sciences, Illinois State University, 2015 M.S.…

Recognizing Plant Direct authors: Yinghui Li

Yinghui Li, first author of Exogenous sodium diethyldithiocarbamate, a Jasmonic acid biosynthesis inhibitor, induced resistance to powdery mildew in wheat Current Position: post-doctoral researcher Education:  PhD and Master, College of Agriculture, China Agricultural University, Beijing, China Non-scientific…

Recognizing Plant Direct authors: Jon Cody

Jon Cody, first author of Site-Specific Recombinase Genome Engineering Toolkit in Maize Current Position: Postdoctoral Associate, University of Minnesota Education:  PhD, Division of Biological Sciences, University of Missouri – Columbia Non-scientific Interests: skateboarding, PC gaming and…

Recognizing Plant Direct authors: Daniel Santana de Carvalho

Daniel Santana de Carvalho, first author of IsoSeq transcriptome assembly of C3 panicoid grasses provides tools to study evolutionary change in the Panicoideae Current Position: Postdoctoral researcher, Bioinformatics Interdisciplinary Graduate Program, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil Education:…

Recognizing Plant Direct authors: Kyungwon Min

Kyungwon Min, first author of A metabolomics study of ascorbic acid-induced in situ freezing tolerance in spinach (Spinacia oleracea L.) Current Position: I have recently defended my PhD dissertation under the guidance of Dr. Rajeev Arora’s laboratory, Department of Horticulture, Iowa State University,…

Recognizing Plant Direct authors: Nitya Subrahmanian

Nitya Subrahmanian, first author of Chlamydomonas reinhardtii as a plant model system to study mitochondrial complex I dysfunction Current Position: Post-doctoral researcher at The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH Education: Ph.D. in Plant Cellular and Molecular Biology at The Ohio State University,…

Recognizing Plant Direct authors: Puneet Paul

Puneet Paul, first author of Divergent phenotypic response of rice accessions to transient heat stress during early seed development Current Position: Post-Doctoral Research Associate at the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Education: Ph.D. in Plant Molecular…

Recognizing Plant Direct first authors: Meng Xie

Meng Xie, first author of Identification of functional single nucleotide polymorphism of Populus trichocarpa PtrEPSP-TF and determination of its transcriptional effect Current Position: Postdoctoral Associate, Center for Bioenergy Innovation, Oak Ridge National Laboratory; Department of Plant Sciences,…

Recognizing Plant Direct authors: Cindy M. Munoz

Cindy M. Munoz, first author of Dimensionless Numbers to Study Cell Wall Deformation of Stiff Mutants of Phycomyces blakesleeanus Current Position: Faculty in Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering, Design, and Computing, University of Colorado Denver, Denver, Colorado Education: PhD…