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Peng Xu: The Plant Cell First Author

Peng Xu, first author of "Blue light-dependent interactions of CRY1 with GID1 and DELLA proteins regulate gibberellin signaling and photomorphogenesis in Arabidopsis" Current Position:  Fudan University,PhD Education: Fudan University, PhD; Northwest A & F University, bachelor and master Non-scientific…

Phytophthora infestans: The notorious plant destroyer is a master manipulator

FEATURED FIGURE CAPTION:  Live imaging of Phytophthora infestans (magenta) growing on Nicotiana benthamiana cells (cyan). Cells that are colonized by the pathogen show increased numbers of vesicles (bright cyan dots) compared to cells that haven’t been colonized yet. Petre, Contreras, et al. investigate…

Fernando Baile: The Plant Cell First Author

Fernando Baile, first author of EAR domain-containing transcription factors trigger PRC2-mediated chromatin marking in Arabidopsis Current Position: PhD student in Plant Biochemistry and Photosynthesis Institute (IBVF) in Seville, University of Seville, Spain. Education: BS in Biochemistry, MS…

Exploring the evolution of immunity responses in Brassicaceae

Winkelmüller, Entila, Anver et al. uncover the considerable variation in gene expression patterns in closely related Brassicaceae species during pattern triggered immunity. Plant Cell  By Thomas M. Winkelmüller, Frederickson D. Entila, Shajahan Anver, and Kenichi Tsuda  Background: Plants…

Radical Information - Daily Stress and When the Light is Just Too Strong…

Haber et al. developed an automated microplate system to continuously monitor levels of reactive oxygen species in planta. Plant Cell. https://doi.org/10.1093/plcell/koab068. By Zechariah Haber and Shilo Rosenwasser, The Robert H. Smith Institute of Plant Sciences and Genetics in Agriculture, The…

Zhicheng Wu: The Plant Cell First Author

Zhicheng Wu, co-first author of "The circadian-controlled PIF8-BBX28 module regulates petal senescence in rose flowers by governing mitochondrial ROS homeostasis at night" Current Position: Ph.D candidate Education: Ph.D candidate at China Agricultural University Non-scientific Interests: Playing…

Yi Zhang: The Plant Cell First Author

Yi Zhang, co-first author of "The circadian-controlled PIF8-BBX28 module regulates petal senescence in rose flowers by governing mitochondrial ROS homeostasis at night" Current Position: Postdoctoral research in the joint project, FAFU-UCR Joint Centre, Haixia Institute of Science and Technology.…

A multiply-interlocked regulatory loop in seasonal leaf senescence

Wang et al. identify autumn senescence-associated genes and transcription factors in Populus and demonstrate a regulatory role for alternative splicing. The Plant Cell. (2021) https://doi.org/10.1093/plcell/koab046 By Hou-Ling Wang, Yi Zhang, Hongwei Guo and Zhonghai Li, Beijing Forestry University…

Lise Noack: The Plant Cell First Author

Lise Noack first author of "A nanodomain-anchored scaffolding complex is required for the function and localization of phosphatidylinositol 4-kinase alpha in plants" Current Position: Postdoc in Prof. Staffan Persson’s lab at department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, University of Copenhagen Education:…