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…

BEN, ROB, and the Making of a Petunia Flower

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A lot of effort goes into making a flower. Suites of genes must…

Jenna Gallagos, ASPB AAAS Mass Media Fellow, on Myths About Farming

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Jenna Gallagos is a talented writer and a scientist, and she's…

Prof Sir David Baulcombe on new £30million Cambridge Centre for Crop Science

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By 2050, the planet’s population is predicted to have reached…

What We're Reading: July 28th

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This week’s edition of What We’re Reading is guest edited…

From Light to Food – Organization of Photosynthetic Complexes

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MacGregor-Chatwin et al. map the cellular organization of photosynthetic…

Maize Meristem Matters

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Tsuda et al. explore the function of BLH transcription factors…

How Rice Seedlings Emerge from Soil

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Xiong et al. explore the action of plant hormones that control…

Funding Opportunity: NSF Solicits Proposals to Expand INCLUDES National Network

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On July 14, the National Science Foundation (NSF) released a…

Using Metabolism to Improve Maize Breeding

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Cañas et al. study the relationships between maize leaf metabolism…

Review: The evolution of calcium-based signalling in plants

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Calcium signalling is a ubiquitous process in plants and other…

What We're Reading: July 21

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Review: The evolution of calcium-based signalling in plants Calcium…

Report: Undergraduate research experiences for STEM students: Successes, challenges, and opportunities

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A new report (free to download) from the National Academies,…

Special Issue: Plant epigenomics

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The current issue of Genome Biology features a collection of…