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AT the Onset of DNA Replication in Arabidopsis

Author Anne-Sophie Fiorucci Affiliation Centre for Integrative Genomics, Faculty of Biology and Medicine, Génopode Building, University of Lausanne, CH-1015 Lausanne, Switzerland. ORCID number 0000-0002-3254-5967 DNA replication allows doubling of the genomic content of a cell before…

Phosphoregulation within the photorespiratory cycle: regulate smarter - adapt better?

Marc-Sven Roell1 ORCID ID: 0000-0003-2714-8729 1Institute of Plant Biochemistry, Heinrich-Heine University Düsseldorf, Universitätsstrasse 1, 40225 Düsseldorf, Germany marc-sven.roell@hhu.de To cope with various abiotic and biotic stress factors, plants must be facile in adapting cellular…

Overcoming Algal Vitamin B12 Auxotrophy by Experimental Evolution

Vitamin B12 (B12) is produced only by prokaryotes (Fang et al., 2017), but is also widely required among eukaryotes as an enzymatic cofactor. In the green lineage, the only B12-dependent enzyme is methionine synthase. Several green algae can synthesize methionine only thanks to B12 provided by mutualistic…

Sulfotransferase 1 is the enzymatic hub of sulfated salicinoids in poplar.

Plants produce a plethora of specialized metabolites serving as a chemical arsenal against abiotic and biotic challenges during their lifetime. Core metabolites serve as building blocks for diverse decorating enzymes like oxidases, reductases or transferases that introduce new functionalities expanding…

Recognizing Plant Physiology authors: Yuta Kikuchi

Yuta Kikuchi, first author of Chloroplast autophagy and ubiquitination combine to manage oxidative damage and starvation responses Current Position: a company employee Education: MSc in Life Science, Tohoku University, Japan Non-scientific Interests: cooking, traveling, playing golf Brief bio:…

Recognizing Plant Physiology authors: Fanfan Zhang

Fanfan Zhang, first author of The SUN domain proteins OsSUN1 and OsSUN2 play critical but partially redundant roles in meiosis Current Position: Post doctor, Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China Education: PhD in Genetics (Institute of Genetics…

Recognizing Plant Physiology authors: Alessandra Boccaccini

Alessandra Boccaccini, first author of Low blue light enhances phototropism by releasing cryptochrome 1-mediated inhibition of PIF4 expression Current Position: Post-doctoral fellow at Center for Integrative Genomics, Faculty of Biology and Medicine, University of Lausanne Education: Ph.D. in “Life…

Recognizing Plant Physiology authors: Zongcheng Lin

Zongcheng Lin, first author of Ectopic expression of a self-incompatibility module triggers growth arrest and cell death in vegetative cells Current Position: FWO senior postdoc fellow, VIB-UGent joint Center for Plant Systems Biology, Belgium Education: Bachelor, Harbin Institute of Technology;…

What Are the Roles for Dehydroascorbate Reductases and Glutathione in Sustaining Ascorbate Accumulation?

Elisa Dell’Aglio1 and Amna Mhamdi2 1 Institut National des Sciences Appliquées-Lyon, 69100 Villeurbanne, France 2 Ghent University, Department of Plant Biotechnology and Bioinformatics, and VIB Center for Plant Systems Biology, 9052 Ghent, Belgium Address correspondence to elisa.dell-aglio@insa-lyon.fr   Ascorbate…