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Prohibitin shuttles between mitochondria and the nucleus to control genome stability during the cell cycle

The prohibitin (PHB) protein family is highly conserved from prokaryotes to eukaryotes (Van Aken et al., 2010). Initially identified as a tumor suppressor in rat liver, PHBs in animals are localized in various cell compartments, including mitochondria, nuclei, and plasma membranes, and function as scaffold…

Recognizing Plant Physiology first authors: Julia Bellstädt

Julia Bellstädt, first author of A mobile auxin signal connects temperature sensing in cotyledons with growth responses in hypocotyls Current Position: PhD student, Institute of Agricultural and Nutritional Sciences, Dept. of Crop Physiology, Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany Education:…

Recognizing Plant Physiology first authors: Xiaojing Bi

Xiaojing Bi, first author of CENTRORADIALIS interacts with FLOWERING LOCUS T-like genes to control spikelet initiation, floret development and grain number Current Position: Postdoctoral fellow, Institute for Plant Genetics, Heinrich Heine University, Düsseldorf, Germany Education: PhD, Crop Genetics,…

Of storage and stems: examining the role of stem water storage in plant water balance

Robert Skelton1 1 Dept. of Integrative Biology, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, 94707. Stems of land plants provide mechanical support and long-distance transport of water and carbohydrates. Although it has long been recognized that plant stems can also store water, it remains…

Recognizing Plant Physiology first authors: Jennifer Schoberer

Jennifer Schoberer, first author of Golgi localization of GnTI requires a polar amino acid residue within its transmembrane domain Current Position: Senior PostDoc, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU), Vienna, Austria Education: Master’s in Biology at the University of Vienna,…

Recognizing Plant Physiology first authors: Yubing He

Yubing He, the first author of PINOID is required for formation of the stigma and style in rice Current Position: Postdoctoral Fellow at College of Plant Science & Technology, Huazhong Agricultural University, Wuhan, China Education: Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular biology, College of Life…

The Immune Redoxome: Effector-Triggered Immunity Switches Cysteine Oxidation Profiles

By Tessa Moses, The Institute of Quantitative Biology, Biochemistry and Biotechnology (IQB3), The King’s Buildings, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH9 3FF, United Kingdom Photosynthesis is the process in which solar energy is used to fix atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) to chemical energy in…

Recognizing Plant Physiology first authors: Mohan Sharma

Mohan Sharma, first author of Glucose-regulated HLP1 acts as a key molecule in governing thermomemory Current Position: Ph.D. student Education: MSc Non-scientific Interests:  Adventure sports, classical music, travelling Brief bio: I was fortunate to join the group of Dr. Ashverya Laxmi,…

Recognizing Plant Physiology first authors: Hao-Xun Chang

Hao-Xun Chang, first author of Characterization of Soybean STAY-GREEN Genes in Susceptibility to Foliar Chlorosis of Sudden Death Syndrome Current Position: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences, Michigan State University Education: Ph.D. in Crop Sciences,…