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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…

Cryptochromes Go Toe to Toe with TOEs Too

Scott Hayes Affiliation: Laboratory of Plant Physiology, Wageningen University, Wageningen 6708 PB, The Netherlands ORCiD: 0000-0001-8943-6238 scott.hayes@wur.nl To breed or not to breed, that is the question. The switch from vegetative to reproductive growth is one of the most important…

Dynamic N1-methyladenosine in plant messenger RNA

Wei Zhang ORCID: 0000-0002-5092-643X Department of Plant Pathology, Kansas State University, 1712 Claflin Road, Throckmorton Hall, Manhattan, KS, 66506, USA weizhang17@ksu.edu Deposition of different chemical groups onto RNA generates diverse RNA modifications. All types of prokaryotic and…