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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: 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…

Recognizing Plant Direct authors: Natasha Navet

Natasha Navet, first author of Efficient targeted mutagenesis in allotetraploid sweet basil by CRISPR/Cas9 Current Position: Postdoctoral Researcher at the Oregon State University, Corvallis-OR, USA Education: Ph.D. in Tropical Plant Pathology at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, USA. M.Sc. in…

Recognizing Plant Direct authors: Amy Klocko

Amy Klocko, first author of RNAi of AGAMOUS genes in sweetgum alters reproductive organ identity and decreases fruit persistence Current Position: Assistant Professor of Plant Genetics, Department of Biology, University of Colorado Colorado Springs, Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA Education: Bachelors…

Recognizing Plant Direct authors: Kaori Yoneyama

Kaori Yoneyama, first author of Hydroxyl carlactone derivatives are predominant strigolactones in Arabidopsis Current Position: Assistant Professor, Ehime University Education: BS & MS, Utsunomiya University; PhD, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology Non-scientific Interests: watching children,…