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Brassinosteroids and H2O2 Regulate Guard Cell Starch Metabolism

Li et al. demonstrate that the BR and H2O2 interdependently promote guard cell starch degradation and stomatal opening in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell https://doi.org/10.1105/tpc.19.00587 By Jin-Ge Li, Min Fan, Wenbo Hua, Yanchen Tian, and Ming-Yi Bai The Key Laboratory of Plant Development and…

An Unexpected Role of a Phosphatase-like Protein in Starch Degradation

Schreier et al. uncover the surprising role played by the glucan phosphatase family member, LIKE SEX4 1, as a protein scaffold on the starch granule surface that binds β-amylases. Plant Cell https://doi.org/10.1105/tpc.19.00089. By Tina B. Schreier1,2 and Samuel C. Zeeman1 1 Institute of Molecular…