The Plant Cell Advance Publication
Published on: 10/18/2019
By Xiang, D., Quilichini, T. D., Liu, Z., Gao, P., Pan, Y., Li, Q., Nilsen, K., Venglat, P., Esteban, E., Pasha, A., Wang, Y., Wen, R., Zhang, Z., Hao, Z., Wang, E., Wei, Y., Cuthbert, R., Kochian, L. V., Sharpe, A., Provart, N. J., Weijers, D., Gillmor, S., Pozniak, C. J., Datla, R.
The Plant Cell publishes novel research of special significance in plant biology, especially in the areas of cellular biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, genetics, development, and evolution. The primary criteria for publication are that the article provides new insight that is of broad interest to plant biologists, not only to specialists, and that the presentation of results is appropriate for a wide audience of plant biologists. Read more on The Plant Cell website.
An excellent way to explore the function of a gene is to knockout its expression and see what happens. The development of the targeted gene editing system CRISPR (clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats) has triggered scores of gene knockout studies. CRISPR is based on a defense system…
Decaestecker and Buono et al. develop a system for tissue-specific gene knockout to enable phenotypic analysis of context-specific gene function.
Plant Cell https://doi.org/10.1105/tpc.19.00454
By Ward Decaestecker, Rafael Andrade Buono, Moritz Nowack and Thomas Jacobs
Background: As plant molecular…
Yan Zhang, co-first author of Cryo-EM structure of the plant actin filaments from Zea mays pollen
Current Position: Associate professor
2014-Current Associate professor, Institute of Biophysics, Chinese Academy of Science
2017-2018 Visitor Associate professor, University…
How many genes control a phenotype? Dozens? Hundreds? Thousands? The whole genome? And what about the epigenome? Such fascinating questions on biological complexity and the interaction between genes and the environment (or, in the case of infection by a plant pathogen, multiple genomes) have long…
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…