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Nanoscale movements of cellulose microfibrils in primary cell walls ($)

Cell walls are complex mixtures of cellulose microfibrils, proteins and other materials. Their mechanical properties can be measured and modeled, but it is not always simple to translate these measurements to changes at the molecular level. Zhang et al. used atomic force microscopy to provide an unprecedented…

Profile of Plant Cell Editor Keiko Sugimoto

Keiko Sugimoto, an Editor of The Plant Cell, was recently profiled by her undergraduate institution. Read more about The Plant Cell Editorial Board here. "At the RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science, the research team I lead as a Principal Investigator (PI) focuses on the two themes of…

Senior Editor Jim Birchler, SEC Professor of the Year

June 1, 2017 Source For SEC Professor of the Year, Teaching is in the Genes Developing relationships with students has always been a priority for Dr. Jim Birchler, the 2017 SEC Professor of the Year. By: Bryant…