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Recognizing Plant Physiology first authors: Andrew Scafaro

Andrew Scafaro, first author of A conserved sequence from heat-adapted species improves Rubisco activase thermostability in wheat Current Position: Research Fellow (Postdoc) at The Australian National University Education: Bachelor of Science (Class I Honours) and PhD from Macquarie University,…

Recognizing Plant Physiology first authors: Zhi-Sheng Xu

Zhi-Sheng Xu, first author of Changing Carrot Color: Insertions in DcMYB7 Alter the Regulation of Anthocyanin Biosynthesis and Modification Current Position: Associate Professor in College of Horticulture, Nanjing Agricultural University, China Education: PhD, College of Horticulture, Nanjing Agricultural…

Recognizing Plant Physiology first authors: Guifeng Wang

Guifeng Wang, first author of Dek40 Encodes a PBAC4 Protein Required for 20S Proteasome Biogenesis and Seed Development Current Position: Professor for Plant Molecular Genetics, Key Laboratory of Wheat and Maize Crops Science, College of Agronomy, Henan Agricultural University Education: B.S in…

Recognizing Plant Physiology first authors: Thiago Batista Moreira

Thiago Batista Moreira, first author of A genome-scale metabolic model of soybean (Glycine max) highlights metabolic fluxes in seedlings Current Position: PhD student at Plant Biochemistry and Physiology Lab, University of Brasília, Brazil Education: M.Sc. in Botany, University of Brasília, Brazil;…

Salicylic acid, senescence, and heterosis

For a number of crops agricultural yields have been boosted by the phenomenon of heterosis or hybrid vigour, where a hybrid outperforms either parent. Understanding the various mechanisms by which heterosis arises may facilitate the breeding of hybrids with increased vigour for further crop varieties…

Recognizing Plant Physiology authors: Sam Barnett

Sam Barnett, co-first author of Dynamic thylakoid stacking is regulated by LHCII phosphorylation but not its interaction with photosystem I Current Position: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Mechanobiology Institute, Singapore Education: PhD in Biophysics, University of Sheffield; MSc Mechanobiology…

Recognizing Plant Physiology first authors: Will Wood

Will Wood, co-first author of Dynamic thylakoid stacking is regulated by LHCII phosphorylation but not its interaction with photosystem I Current Position: Research Associate at the University of Sheffield Education: PhD in plant photosynthesis at the University of Sheffield (2017); MSc Mechanistic…

Pinstatic Acid: a Novel Modulator of PIN Trafficking

The polar subcellular localization of the auxin efflux machinery determines the directionality of auxin flow in plants. In particular, the dynamics of polar localization of PIN proteins regulates the rate and direction of cellular auxin export and this ultimately determines auxin gradients in the tissue.…

A Role for Mitochondrial Fission in Pollen Growth

The tapetum is the innermost layer of the anther and encloses the locule wherein pollen develops. In addition to supplying nutrients for pollen growth, the tapetum synthesizes and transfers pollen outer wall precursors for the formation of the pollen outer wall. To synthesize, secrete, and transfer materials…