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The Plant Cell Is Accepting Applications for Assistant Features Editors

The Plant Cell has several openings for new Assistant Features Editors (AFEs) in 2020. AFEs provide a valuable service to the journal, our authors, and the scientific community. In return, AFEs receive experience in writing and communicating scientific findings to a wide audience, as well as networking…

Gene Responsible for Lutein Esterification in Bread Wheat Identified

Researchers have identified and confirmed the gene responsible for lutein esterification in bread wheat. The activity of this gene controls the timing of esterification in grain, which is related to storage and nutritional qualities of bread wheat and other grains. Researchers Jacinta Watkins and Barry…

New Teaching Tool "Computational Image Processing in Microscopy"

We’re excited to announce the publication of The Plant Cell’s latest Teaching Tool, “Computational Image Processing in Microscopy,” by Adrienne Roeder, available without subscription at Plantae.org (and in the October issue of The Plant Cell). The age of big data includes sophisticated imaging…

Celebrating the Plant Cell's 30th Anniversary at Plant Biology 2019

This page is a collection of news, information and events about the Plant Cell's 30th anniversary, or #ThePlantCELLebration30! Join us in a scavenger hunt! There are 15 posters with cover images hanging at the convention center. To participate in our scavenger hunt, visit each of the posters. There…

Reflections on Plant Cell Classics

In 2019, we are celebrating the 30th anniversary of The Plant Cell. In recognition of this milestone, we have solicted a series of reflections by members of the editorial board and others. We asked them to write about one or more memorable and exciting articles published in The Plant Cell, and how it…

Scientists reveal a new mechanism of epigenetic regulation of plant leaf senescence

Article source: Plant Research Institute Published: 2019-02-03. Translated from the original. Leaf senescence is subject to severe regulation processes and is the final stage of leaf development. When leaves senescence, chlorophyll, nucleic acids, lipids, proteins, and other high-molecular substances…

Differential expression of plant cell nuclear and plastid genes triggers a new mechanism of plant immune response

Source: Molecular Plant Science Excellence Innovation Center / Institute of Plant Physiology and Ecology Release time: 2019-01-21 Translated from the original. On January 4th, the international academic journal The Plant Cell published a paper from the research group of the Institute of Plant and…

EDITORIAL The Plant Cell celebrates 30 years of publishing the best work in plant biology

By Sabeeha S. Merchant, Nancy A. Eckardt and Nancy Winchester As Bob Goldberg, founding editor, noted upon the 20th anniversary of The Plant Cell in 2009 (Vol. 21, pp. 3–12), 1989 was a year of major change: not just for the world (“the Iron Curtain came down, the Berlin Wall crumbled, the…