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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…

A Chloroplast-derived Signal Attenuates Growth in Red Light by Acting on the phyB-PIF Pathway

Author: David S. Favero1 (ORCID: 0000-0002-6879-0323) david.favero@riken.jp Affiliation: 1RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science, Yokohama, Kanagawa, 230-0045 Japan  Plant growth and development are regulated by a complex network of signals, many of which converge at the nucleus and…