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Recognizing Plant Physiology first authors: Priya Voothuluru

Priya Voothuluru, first author of An in vivo imaging assay detects spatial variability in glucose release from plant roots Current Position: Research Associate, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Tennessee Education: Ph.D. University of Missouri 2012 Non-scientific interests:…

Recognizing Plant Physiology first authors: Cătălin Voiniciuc

Cătălin Voiniciuc, first author of Identification of Key Enzymes for Pectin Synthesis in Seed Mucilage Current Position: Research Associate at Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf Education: Ph.D., summa cum laude (RWTH Aachen University), M.Sc. (University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada),…

Recognizing Plant Physiology first authors: Mingzhu Fan

Mingzhu Fan, first author of A Trihelix Family Transcription Factor is Associated with Key Genes in Mixed-linkage Glucan Accumulation Current Position: Postdoctoral Researcher at Michigan State University Education: PhD in Developmental Biology (2013), Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences,…

Recognizing Plant Physiology first authors: Yuan Xue

Yuan Xue, first author of VAMP711 is required for ABA-mediated inhibition of plasma membrane H+-ATPase activity Current Position: Ph.D. of Science, China Agricultural University, Stake Key Laboratory of Plant Physiology and Biochemistry Education: Biological ScienceBachelor of Science, Shandong…

Recognizing Plant Physiology first authors: Muhammad Aman Mulki

Muhammad Aman Mulki, first author of FLOWERING LOCUS T3 (FT3) promotes spikelet formation but not floral development Current Position: Postdoctoral fellow, Plant Breeding and Genetics, Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research, Cologne, Germany. Education: PhD, Crop Genetics, University…

Recognizing Plant Physiology first authors: Lijuan Song

Lijuan Song, first author of The genomes uncoupled mutants are more sensitive to norflurazon than wild type Current position: PhD student, Key Laboratory of Horticultural Plant Biology, Ministry of Education, Huazhong Agricultural University, Wuhan, China Education: BS (2016) from JiangHan University,…

Recognizing Plant Physiology first authors: Huawen Lin

Huawen Lin, first author of MAPINS, a highly efficient detection method that identifies insertional mutations and complex DNA rearrangements Current Position: Instructor, Department of Genetics, Washington University in St. Louis, USA Education: PhD in Plant Physiology from Washington University…

RNA Mobility and the Regulation of Flowering

In addition to hormones, proteins, and metabolites, many plants use mRNAs as mobile molecules for long-distance communication. It has been demonstrated that many mobile mRNAs are trafficked through phloem, probably by forming an RNA-protein complex to allow the stable translocation of mRNA molecules.…

Red Light and the Plasma Membrane H+-ATPase in Guard Cells

Stomatal opening is stimulated by light, including blue and red light. Blue light-induced stomatal opening is fairly well understood: it is mediated by blue-light photoreceptor phototropins (phot1 and phot2). Blue light activates the plasma membrane (PM) H+-ATPase via phosphorylation of its penultimate…