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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…

Plantae Presents Panel: Evo-devo as a discovery tool

Plantae Presents - Evo-devo. What can we learn from comparative studies? Recorded Wednesday, October 28 - 10 am EDT We're pleased to announce the second in our series of webinars that are drawn from contributed short videos, followed by a panel discussion. This week we'll look at the topic of…

Review: Gemma cup and gemma development in Marchantia polymorpha (New Phytol.)

Plants have the astounding capacity to generate new plants derived from specialized organs (i.e., roots, leaves, and stems). This capacity, known as vegetative propagation, is used by horticulturists and farmers to propagate clonal varieties. This form of reproduction is fueled by the ability to…