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Communication between the AGO protein MEL1 and ubiquitination during sporogenesis

Lian et al. investigated the molecular mechanism of AGO protein MEL1 degradation mediated by a new monocot-specific E3 ligase, XBOS36. The Plant Cell (2021). https://doi.org/10.1093/plcell/koab138 By Jian-Ping Lian, Yu-Chan Zhang and Yue-Qin Chen, Sun Yat-Sen University Background: Sporogenesis…

Ping Wang: The Plant Cell First Author

Ping Wang, first author of “F-box E3 Ubiquitin Ligase BAF1 Mediates the Degradation of Brassinosteroid-Activated Transcription Factor BES1 through Selective Autophagy in Arabidopsis” Current Position: Postdoctoral Research Associate in the lab of Prof. Yanhai Yin, Department of Genetics, Development…

BBX19 functions as a regulator of circadian clock

Yuan et al. investigate the molecular mechanism of the circadian clock in Arabidopsis and find a new regulator. Plant Cell https://doi.org/10.1093/plcell/koab133 By Li Yuan and Xiaodong Xu; State Key Laboratory of Crop Stress Adaptation and Improvement, School of Life Sciences, Henan University, Kaifeng…

What are the Big Open Questions in Plant Cell Biology?

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As scientists, we are at least as excited about the open questions—the things we don’t know—as the discoveries. Science happens in the interface between known and unknown. In the review article Fifteen compelling open questions in plant cell biology, published in The Plant Cell Focus Issue on Plant…

Peng Wang: The Plant Cell First Author

Peng Wang, first author of "Medicago SPX1 and SPX3 regulate phosphate homeostasis, mycorrhizal colonization, and arbuscule degradation" Current Position: PhD student at laboratory of molecular biology, Wageningen University, the Netherlands Education: M.Sc. in Biochemistry and molecular biology,…

OsWRKY53: the messenger for brassinosteroid and MAPK signaling

Tian et al. report a link between classic brassinosteroid signaling and the mitogen-activated protein kinase pathway in regulation of rice architecture and seed size. Plant Cell https://doi.org/10.1093/plcell/koab137 By Xiaojie Tian, Mingliang He, Enyang Mei, Baowen Zhang, Jiaqi Tang, Min Xu, Jiali…

Ambre Guillory: The Plant Cell First Author

Ambre Guillory, co-first author of "The Physcomitrium (Physcomitrella) patens PpKAI2L receptors for strigolactones and related compounds function via MAX2-dependent and independent pathways" Current Position: Postdoctoral researcher at LIPME (INRAE-CNRS Toulouse) Education: PhD in Plant Biology,…

Mauricio Lopez-Obando: The Plant Cell First Author

Mauricio Lopez-Obando, co-first author of "The Physcomitrium (Physcomitrella) patens PpKAI2L receptors for strigolactones and related compounds function via MAX2-dependent and independent pathways" Current Position: Consultant and Vedas CII´s Associated Volunteer.  Education: BSc in chemistry…

Home Delivery for Chloroplast Membrane Proteins

Anderson et al. show how the Arabidopsis protein GET3B acts as a targeting factor for proteins important in chloroplast development.  Plant Cell. https://doi.org/10.1093/plcell/koab145. By Donna Fernandez and Stacy Anderson, Department of Botany, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin…