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

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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…

Together at last: The UPR and HSR

Li et al. identify a link between the unfolded protein response and the heat shock response. Plant Cell https://doi.org/10.1105/tpc.20.00260 By Zhaoxia Li and Stephen Howell Plant Sciences Institute, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa USA   Background: In the face of climate change, heat…