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TREHALOSE-6-PHOSPHATE SYNTHASE1 – an essential enzyme in Arabidopsis

Fichtner et al. transformed the embryo-lethal mutant tps1 with variants of the TPS1 gene to identify critical domains for function and localization of the gene product. The Plant Cell (2020) https://doi.org/10.1105/tpc.19.00837 By Franziska Fichtner1,2 and John Lunn1, 1Max Planck Institute of Molecular…

SHORTROOT coordinates phloem development via two pathways

Kim et al. examine how plants coordinate sieve element and companion cell development. Plant Cell https://doi.org/10.1105/tpc.19.00455 By Hyoujin Kim1 and Ji-Young Lee1,2, School of Biological Sciences, College of Natural Science, Seoul National University, 1 Gwanak-ro, Gwanak-gu, Seoul 08826,…

Casting a Network to Capture Vascular Development

Smit et al. uncover a feed-forward loop that controls vascular development in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell https://doi.org/10.1105/tpc.19.00562 By Margot E. Smit1, Siobhán M. Brady2, and J. Peter Etchells3 1 Stanford University 2 UC Davis 3 Durham University  Background: Vascular tissues…