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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…
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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…

Introducing Plant Direct

By Ivan Baxter First published: 28 June 2017 https://doi.org/10.1002/pld3.1 As the Editor‐in‐Chief, I am excited to introduce Plant Direct, a new journal from Wiley and the societies behind Plant Physiology, The Plant Journal, and The Plant Cell. While there is a crowded landscape…

Plant Direct: Aims and Scope

Plant Direct is a monthly, sound science journal for the plant sciences that gives prompt and equal consideration to papers reporting work dealing with a variety of subjects. Topics include but are not limited to genetics, biochemistry, development, cell biology, biotic stress, abiotic stress, genomics,…