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WHITE-CORE RATE 1 regulates grain chalkiness in rice

Wu et al. uncover a mechanism underlying chalkiness, an important grain quality trait in rice. Background: With improved living standards, the demand for better grain quality has become a challenge in rice production areas. Rice chalkiness, i.e., endosperm containing opaque regions, seriously reduces…

Zhuoyang Li: The Plant Cell First Author

Zhuoyang Li, first author of "Natural variation in the bZIP68 promoter modulates cold tolerance during maize domestication” Current Position: Research Assistant at China Agricultural University Education: Ph.D. degree from China Agricultural University Non-scientific Interests: playing football,…

Zhigang Wang: The Plant Cell First Author

Zhigang Wang, co-first author of "Three OsMYB36 members redundantly regulate Casparian strip formation at the root endodermis" Current Position: Ph.D. Candidate in College of Life Science and Technology, Guangxi University, Nanning, China Education: 2018-present, Ph.D. Candidate in Biology Major,…

Baolei Zhang: The Plant Cell First Author

Baolei Zhang, co-first author of "Three OsMYB36 members redundantly regulate Casparian Strip formation at the root endodermis" Current Position: PhD student, Guangxi University, China Education: B.E. Shandong University of Science and Technology, China Non-scientific Interests: Table tennis,…

Magdalena Szechyńska-Hebda: The Plant Cell First Author

Magdalena Szechyńska-Hebda, co-first author of “Aboveground Plant-to-Plant Electrical Signaling Mediates Network Acquired Acclimation” Current Position: Deputy Director for Science at the Plant Breeding and Acclimatization Institute - National Research Institute, Poland Education: Habilitation…

A role for MdMPK4s in apple peel coloration

Wang et al. investigate the role of MdMPK4 in fruit peel degreening during light/dark transitions By Shuai Wang, Zhenhai Han and Ting Wu Background: One of the most important visual indicators of fruit ripening in apple is the color change caused by anthocyanin accumulation and chlorophyll degradation.…

Plant Cell Webinar: Celebrating the May 2022 Focus Issue on Plant Biotic Interactions (Part 2)

Plant Cell Webinar: Celebrating the May 2022 Focus Issue on Plant Biotic Interactions Plant Biotic Interactions (Part 2) Recorded May 24, 2022.  About This Webinar As much as half of all the calories produced by plant crops is lost to pathogens. Efforts to strengthen plant immunity have led…

ABA triggers maize grain filling by inducing phosphorylation of the hub coordinators

Yang et al. explore the mechanism of grain filling in maize. https://doi.org/10.1093/plcell/koac044 Tao Yang and Yongrui Wu, National Key Laboratory of Plant Molecular Genetics, CAS Center for Excellence in Molecular Plant Sciences, Shanghai Institute of Plant Physiology and Ecology, Chinese Academy…

Young-Joon Park: The Plant Cell First Author

Young-Joon Park, first author of "SMAX1 potentiates phytochrome B-mediated hypocotyl thermomorphogenesis" Current Position: Post-doctoral researcher, Molecular Signaling Laboratory, Department of Chemistry, Seoul National University, South Korea Education: Ph.D., Molecular Signaling Laboratory,…