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Recognizing Plant Cell authors: Dereje Worku Mekonnen

Dereje Worku Mekonnen, co-first author of UGT76B1, a promiscuous hub of small molecule-based immune signaling, glucosylates N-hydroxypipecolic acid and balances plant immunity Current Position: Postdoctoral researcher at Helmholtz Zentrum Müchen (contract now ended) Education: PhD at the University…

Recognizing Plant Cell authors: Sibylle Bauer

Sibylle Bauer, co-first author of UGT76B1, a promiscuous hub of small molecule-based immune signaling, glucosylates N-hydroxypipecolic acid and balances plant immunity Current Position: Proposal Manager at FGK Clinical Research GmbH, Munich, Germany Education: PhD in Biochemistry, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität…

Recognizing Plant Cell authors: Bao Yang

Bao Yang, first author of Non-Specific Phospholipase C4 Hydrolyzes Phosphosphingolipids and Sustains Plant Root Growth under Phosphate Deficiency Current Position: Ph.D. candidate, National Key Laboratory of Crop Genetic Improvement, Huazhong Agricultural University, Wuhan, Hubei, China Education:…

Recognizing Plant Cell authors: He Zhang

He Zhang, first author of MicroRNA775 Regulates Intrinsic Leaf Size and Reduces Cell Wall Pectin Levels by Targeting a Galactosyltransferase Gene in Arabidopsis Current Position: Ph.D. candidate, School of Life Sciences, Peking University, Beijing, China Education: Bachelor of Biological science…

Recognizing Plant Cell authors: Feifei Xu

Feifei Xu, first author of Exportin-4 Coordinates Nuclear Shuttling of TOPLESS Family Transcription Corepressors to Regulate Plant Immunity Current Position: Research associate at the Institute of Nuclear Agricultural Sciences, Zhejiang University, Zijingang Campus, Hangzhou, China Education: PhD…

Recognizing Plant Cell authors: Guo-Zhang Wu

Guo-Zhang Wu, first author of GUN control in retrograde signaling: How GENOMES UNCOUPLED proteins adjust nuclear gene expression to plastid biogenesis Current Position: Associate Professor, School of Agriculture and Biology, Shanghai Jiao Tong University Education: Ph.D from Shanghai Institute…

Recognizing Plant Cell authors: Claudia Steglich

  Claudia Steglich, first author of Inverse regulation of light harvesting and photoprotection is mediated by a 3' end-derived sRNA in cyanobacteria Current Position: Senior researcher, Laboratory of Genetics & Experimental Bioinformatics, Institute of Biology III, University of Freiburg,…

Marginal differences play a central role in complex leaf development

Development involves a delicate patterning of cell division and differentiation in three dimensions. This is beautifully illustrated in leaves, where three axes are visible: proximo-distal (from base to tip), medio-lateral (from the midvein to the margin/edge of the blade) and adaxial-abaxial (from upper…

Evolution of Trichome Development in Fruits

Arteaga et al. report that some natural populations of Arabidopsis have trichomes on fruits. They exploit this previously unknown trait to explore the genetic underpinnings of trichome development and their evolutionary relevance. Plant Cell http://bit.ly/3byAMFl By Noelia Arteaga, Belén Méndez-Vigo,…