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Restriction Release: improved maize transformation efficiency

Magdalena M. Julkowska Magdalena.Julkowska@kaust.edu.sa Improvement of crops using traditional breeding is too slow to ensure food production able to sustain the growing human population, especially in the face of climate change (Hickey et al., 2019). Transformation methods for monocot crops depend…

Keep it steamy: improved quantification of the humidity within the leaf

Magdalena M. Julkowska Magdalena.Julkowska@kaust.edu.sa Stomata are the gatekeepers of plant water status, regulating the balance between plant CO2 uptake and water loss. Stomatal conductance (gs) can be estimated by microscopy of wax or plastic leaf surface imprints, but this technique is time…

How To Identify Autophagy Modulators

Author: Masanori Izumi Affiliation: RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science, Wako 351-0198, Japan masanori.izumi@riken.jp Autophagy is the ubiquitous process in eukaryotes leading to the degradation of intracellular components, during which a portion of the cytoplasm, including organelles,…

NTRC: a key regulatory hub in carbon metabolism and redox balance in developing tomato fruits

Maria Grazia Annunziata Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology, 14476 Potsdam-Golm, Germany. ORCID ID: 0000-0001-8593-1741 By acting as redox regulatory factor, NADPH-dependent thioredoxin reductase C (NTRC) is involved in many metabolic processes as well as plastid biogenesis. It…

Recognizing Plant Physiology authors: Qi Li

Qi Li, first author of Perception of damaged self in plants Current Position: Postdoc at University of Florida Education: BS and PhD in Shandong Agricultural University Non-scientific Interests: music, running, hiking Brief bio: I am a postdoctoral associated at University of Florida, supervised…

Recognizing Plant Physiology authors: Wengui Lin

Wengui Lin, co-first author of Analysis of Soybean Long Non-coding RNAs Reveals a Subset of Small Peptide-Coding Transcripts Current Position: PhD candidate Education: 2011 – 2015 Northeastern University, Bachelor degree; 2015 – Present The Chinese University of Hong Kong, PhD candidate Non-scientific…

Recognizing Plant Physiology authors: Xiao Lin

Xiao Lin, co-first author of Analysis of Soybean Long Non-coding RNAs Reveals a Subset of Small Peptide-Coding Transcripts Current Position: PhD candidate, The Chinese University of Hong Kong Education: PhD in Biochemistry (2020), The Chinese University of Hong Kong Non-scientific Interests: Our…

Plant Physiology welcomes 26 new Assistant Features Editors

At the beginning of 2018 Plant Physiology initiated a program to introduce several promising early-career scientists to the editorial board and engage their expertise in assessing and writing about research published in the journal. Over the past two years these scientists brought their passion for science…

WRKY1 integrates cellular nitrogen and light-energy resources in Arabidopsis thaliana

Tessa Moses The Institute of Quantitative Biology, Biochemistry and Biotechnology (IQB3), The King’s Buildings, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH9 3BF, United Kingdom. E-mail: Tessa.Moses@ed.ac.uk, ORCID ID: 0000-0001-9366-4727 WRKY1 is a member of the WRKY transcription factor family…