Plant Biology

Plant Biology

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    1. Cell Biology
    2. Plant Biology

    Evolutionarily unique mechanistic framework of clathrin-mediated endocytosis in plants

    Madhumitha Narasimhan et al.
    The examination of the ultra-structure and in vivo dynamics of endocytosis in plants reveal plants unique actin-independent, clathrin-mediated endocytosis mechanisms to overcome their unique physiological properties.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Plant Biology

    Microscopy: Looking below the surface in plants

    Rui Wang, Anna A Dobritsa
    A new way to culture and image flowers is uncovering the processes that take place in reproductive cells buried deep in plants.
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    1. Cell Biology
    2. Plant Biology

    Imaging plant germline differentiation within Arabidopsis flowers by light sheet microscopy

    Sona Valuchova et al.
    Light sheet microscopy was used to establish a method for live imaging of cellular events within Arabidopsis flower and for constructing a 3D model of flower at subcellular resolution.
    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Plant Biology

    Selective egg cell polyspermy bypasses the triploid block

    Yanbo Mao et al.
    A ménàge à trois introduces extra DNA only to plant embryos, thus skipping endosperm-induced seed hybridization barriers.
    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Plant Biology

    Plant Reproduction: Shaping the genome of plants

    Ajeet Chaudhary et al.
    Fertilization of an egg cell by more than one sperm cell can produce viable progeny in a flowering plant.
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    1. Cell Biology
    2. Plant Biology

    From plasmodesma geometry to effective symplasmic permeability through biophysical modelling

    Eva E Deinum et al.
    A new biophysical model enables the reconciliation of ultrastructural and tissue level measurements on parameters affecting intercellular communication, and provides novel functional insight into experimental findings.
    1. Plant Biology

    A cis-carotene derived apocarotenoid regulates etioplast and chloroplast development

    Christopher I Cazzonelli et al.
    Carotenoids are not just required as core components for plastid biogenesis, they can be cleaved into an apocarotenoid signal that regulates etioplast and chloroplast development during extended periods of darkness.
    1. Plant Biology

    An N-terminal motif in NLR immune receptors is functionally conserved across distantly related plant species

    Hiroaki Adachi et al.
    The MADA motif is functionally conserved across NLRs from distantly related plants and has degenerated in sensor NLRs over evolutionary time.

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    1. Plant Biology

    Hitting pause on the cell cycle

    Thomas Eekhout, Lieven De Veylder

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    Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Germany
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    Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology, Germany
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