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Recognizing Plant Physiology authors: Femke de Jong

Femke de Jong, first author of Attracted to Membranes: Lipid-Binding Domains in Plants Current Position: Just finished a postdoc position at the section Plant Cell Biology from the Swammerdam Institute of Life Sciences of the University of Amsterdam . Education: PhD in plant science from the Australian…

Recognizing Plant Physiology authors: Elodie Billey

Elodie Billey, first author of Characterization of the Bubblegum acyl-CoA synthetase of Microchloropsis gaditana Current Position: Researcher in Microalgae Engineering, TOTAL Refining & Chemicals, France Education: Ph.D. Plant Biology from University of Perpignan Via Domitia (UPVD) Non-scientific…

Recognizing Plant Physiology authors: Sandra Marisa Mathioni

Sandra Marisa Mathioni, co-first author of Reproductive phasiRNA loci and DICER-LIKE5, but not microRNA loci, diversified in monocotyledonous plants Current Position: Research Scientist in the Resistance Management Team in Syngenta Crop Protection, Brazil Education: PhD in Molecular Plant Pathology…

Recognizing Plant Physiology authors: Parth Patel

Parth Patel, co-first author of Reproductive phasiRNA loci and DICER-LIKE5, but not microRNA loci, diversified in monocotyledonous plants Current Position: Senior Data Scientist at IQVIA Education: Ph.D. in 2019 from the University of Delaware in Dr. Blake Meyers Lab Non-scientific Interests: sports,…

Recognizing Plant Physiology authors: Najla Ksouri

Najla Ksouri, first author of Tuning promoter boundaries improves regulatory motif discovery in non-model plants: the peach example Current position: PhD candidate at the University of Zaragoza, Spain Education: Engineer degree in Agronomy, Tunisia & Master of Science in Plant Breeding, Zaragoza,…

Recognizing Plant Physiology authors: Tianli Tu

Tianli Tu, co-first author of Coordinated Cytokinin Signaling and Auxin Biosynthesis Mediates Arsenate-induced Root Growth Inhibition Current Position: Ph.D student in State Key Laboratory of Crop Biology, College of Agronomy, Shandong Agricultural University, China Education: MSc in Developmental…

A role for melatonin in the defence of sweet oranges against citrus greening disease

If you regularly enjoy a cold glass of orange (Citrus × sinensis) juice, freshly squeezed or store-bought (who has time for the former, really?), then you should know that the future of this drink is at stake. Citrus greening disease or Huánglóngbìng (HLB) has been wreaking havoc on the citrus industry…

Recognizing Plant Physiology authors: José Ugalde

José Ugalde, first author of Chloroplast-derived photo-oxidative stress causes changes in H2O2 and EGSH in other subcellular compartments Current Position: Postdoctoral researcher, Chemical Signalling lab, INRES, University of Bonn, Germany Education: PhD in Molecular Genetics: Pontificia Universidad…

How a Mangrove tree can help to improve the salt tolerance of Arabidopsis and Rice

Affiliation: University of Melbourne ORCiD: 0000-0001-5092-6168 email: marc.somssich@unimelb.edu.au Mangrove trees live and thrive in intertidal zones, where they are regularly inundated with salt water. To survive such harsh environmental conditions, they have evolved several features to improve…