Recognizing featured Plant Cell first authors, June 2017

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Guotian Li, Rashmi Jain, and Mawsheng Chern, featured first authors…

Auxin Biosynthesis and Wheat Yield

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In plants, there are two biosynthetic pathways for the production…

A MicroRNA Switch that Controls Lateral Root Growth and Nodulation

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Legume roots form two types of organs, lateral roots and symbiotic…

How Wheat Root Tips Break Through Tough Soil

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Soils exhibiting high mechanical impedance as a result of soil…

Is Root Cortical Senescence Beneficial?

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Root cortical senescence (RCS) is a type of programmed cell death…

What Limits the Growth of Cyanobacteria?

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The commercialization of cyanobacteria-based biomass and biomolecules…

A Key Enzyme in the Biosynthesis of a Plant-Derived anti-HIV Drug

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Rhododendron dauricum (Ericaceae), a native of northeastern Asia,…

Crossover Guard: MEICA1 Prevents Meiotic Mishaps

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During meiosis, recombination between allelic sequences on pairs…

Exploring Maize Leaf Architecture from Different Angles

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Ornamental grasses with a sprawling growth habit may be welcome…