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GWAS and the fight against darkness-induced starvation

Feng Zhu and colleagues investigate the time-resolved mGWAS of dark-induced senescence.  https://doi.org/10.1093/plcell/koab251 By Feng Zhu and Alisdair R. Fernie Background: In cellular circumstances under which nutrients are scarce, plants must degrade polymers to recycle carbon (C) and nitrogen…

Lisa Désirée Westrich: The Plant Cell First Author

Lisa Désirée Westrich, co-first author of “Fast and global reorganization of the chloroplast protein biogenesis network during heat acclimation” Current Position: PhD student in the laboratory of Molecular Genetics of Eukaryotes at the Technische Universtität Kaiserslautern Education: M.…

Raphael Trösch: The Plant Cell First Author

Raphael Trösch, co-first author of “Fast and global reorganization of the chloroplast protein biogenesis network during heat acclimation” Current Position: Post Doc in Dr. Reimo Zoschke’s research group at the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology in Golm. Education: Ph.D. in…

Fabian Ries: The Plant Cell First Author

Fabian Ries, co-first author of “Fast and global reorganization of the chloroplast protein biogenesis network during heat acclimation” Current Position: PhD student at the laboratory Molecular Genetics of Eukaryotes, University of Kaiserslautern Education: M.Sc. in Microbial and Plant Biotechnology,…

Swapping citrate for malate by plant mitochondria

Lee et al. unravel a mitochondrial transporter responsible for selectively exporting citrate in exchange for malate. Plant Cell (2021) By Chun Pong Leea, Marlene Elsässerb, Philippe Fuchsb,c, Ricarda Fenskea, Markus Schwarzländerb, A. Harvey Millara aARC Centre of Excellence in Plant Energy Biology,…

Shiu Cheung Lung: The Plant Cell First Author

Shiu Cheung Lung, first author of "Oxylipin signaling in salt-stressed soybean is modulated by ligand-dependent interaction of Class II acyl-CoA-binding proteins with lipoxygenase" Current position: Postdoctoral Fellow, School of Biological Sciences, The University of Hong Kong Education: BSc and…

Qun Wang: The Plant Cell First Author

Qun Wang, first author of "ENB1 encodes a cellulose synthase 5 that directs synthesis of cell wall ingrowths in maize basal endosperm transfer cells" Current Position: Ph.D. candidate at China Agricultural University Education: M.S. at Shanghai University Non-scientific Interests: reading, traveling,…

Dual benefits of STOP1-NRT1.1 in response to acidic stress

Ye et al. investigate H+ tolerance mechanisms in Arabidopsis The Plant Cell (2021) Plant Cell https://doi.org/10.1093/plcell/koab226 By Jia Yuan Ye and Chong Wei Jin Background: Acid soils cover nearly half of the world's arable lands. Application of urea-N and ammonium-N fertilizers markedly…

Plantae Webinar: Highlighting Plant Cell Focus Issue on Cell Biology Jan 13

Recorded Thursday, January 13, 2022 About This Webinar In January 2022, The Plant Cell presents a Focus Issue on Cell Biology. In this Focus Issue, we go back to the “roots” of the journal, and the basis for its name, turning our attention to the many fascinating facets of plant cell biology.…