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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…

The Meaning of an End: N-terminal Acetyltransferase NAA50 Controls Plant Growth and Stress Responses

Author: Sjon Hartman ORCID: 0000-0002-6709-6436 Plant Ecophysiology, Institute of Environmental Biology, Utrecht University, Padualaan 8, 3584 CH, Utrecht, The Netherlands  At least 80% of eukaryotic proteins are estimated to undergo N-terminal acetylation (NTA), making it likely that your…