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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 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…