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Modeling leaf growth video from JIC - very well presented

Modeling leaf growth video from JIC - very well presented | Plant Biology Teaching Resources (Higher Education) | Scoop.it

This is very clear and well-presented video describing how and why to build and analyze a model of leaf development, from the Coen lab at the John Innes Centre. Highly accessible to students. What else can be modeled? How can models lead to experimentally testable hypotheses?

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Here is a link to the accompanying Science article (subscription required) http://www.sciencemag.org/content/335/6072/1092.abstract
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Thylakoid Membrane Architecture in Synechocystis Depends on CurT, a Homolog of the Granal CURVATURE THYLAKOID1 Proteins

Thylakoid Membrane Architecture in Synechocystis Depends on CurT, a Homolog of the Granal CURVATURE THYLAKOID1 Proteins | Plant Biology Teaching Resources (Higher Education) | Scoop.it

Thylakoid Membrane Architecture in Synechocystis Depends on CurT, a Homolog of the Granal CURVATURE THYLAKOID1 Proteins

Steffen Heinz, Anna Rast, Lin Shao, Andrian Gutu, Irene L. Gügel, Eiri Heyno, Mathias Labs, Birgit Rengstl, Stefania Viola, Marc M Nowaczyk, Dario Leister, and Jörg Nickelsen

Plant Cell 2016 tpc.16.00491; Advance Publication August 19, 2016; doi:10.1105/tpc.16.00491

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Keeping up with the literature: Your suggestions

Keeping up with the literature: Your suggestions | Plant Biology Teaching Resources (Higher Education) | Scoop.it
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Swinburne LAS Centre's curator insight, August 17, 9:58 PM
Great tips for alerts and consistent updates
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Home - Laboratory of Plant Physiology and Biophysics - University of Glasgow

Home - Laboratory of Plant Physiology and Biophysics - University of Glasgow | Plant Biology Teaching Resources (Higher Education) | Scoop.it

Postdoc, SAUR Proteins and Guard Cell Membrane Transport. Mike Blatt Lab, Glasgow

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Sequencing of the genus Arabidopsis identifies a complex history of nonbifurcating speciation and abundant trans-specific polymorphism : Nature Genetics : Nature Research

Sequencing of the genus Arabidopsis identifies a complex history of nonbifurcating speciation and abundant trans-specific polymorphism : Nature Genetics : Nature Research | Plant Biology Teaching Resources (Higher Education) | Scoop.it
Magnus Nordborg and colleagues report a genomic analysis of all 27 known species in the genus Arabidopsis. They find evidence for a complex speciation history that is not accurately reflected by a traditional bifurcating species tree and identify widespread shared polymorphisms between species.
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Researchers Earn World Food Prize for Combating Malnutrition

Researchers Earn World Food Prize for Combating Malnutrition | Plant Biology Teaching Resources (Higher Education) | Scoop.it
Team develops heartier, nutirent-rich forms of sweet potato to help ward off diet-related illnesses in sub-Saharan Africa
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Evolution Is Happening Faster Than We Thought

Evolution Is Happening Faster Than We Thought | Plant Biology Teaching Resources (Higher Education) | Scoop.it
In the extremity of the urban environment, natural selection is transforming species in unexpected ways.
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Meet Luca, the Ancestor of All Living Things

Meet Luca, the Ancestor of All Living Things | Plant Biology Teaching Resources (Higher Education) | Scoop.it
A single-cell, bacterium-like organism clinging to volcanic sea vents may have been the forebear of every animal, plant and microbe on earth.
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Six Ways Drones Are Revolutionizing Agriculture

Six Ways Drones Are Revolutionizing Agriculture | Plant Biology Teaching Resources (Higher Education) | Scoop.it
Drones aren’t new technology by any means. Now, however, thanks to robust investments and a somewhat more relaxed regulatory environment, it appears their time has arrived—especially in agriculture.
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The Complexities of Modern Plant Phenomics: A Guest Blog by our Plant Phenomics Series Guest Editors - GigaBlog

The Complexities of Modern Plant Phenomics: A Guest Blog by our Plant Phenomics Series Guest Editors - GigaBlog | Plant Biology Teaching Resources (Higher Education) | Scoop.it
Here, four enthusiastic Guest Editors (Rubén Rellán Álvarez, Guillaume Lobet, Malia Gehan and Srikant Srinivasan) of our “Plant Phenomics: Data Integration & Analysis” series, have got together and share their insights on the current status of Plant Phenomics research.
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Genetically modified (GM) plants: questions and answers

Genetically modified (GM) plants: questions and answers | Plant Biology Teaching Resources (Higher Education) | Scoop.it
The Royal Society commissioned Ipsos MORI to find out what people want to know about GM plants, and then drew on a panel of expert, independent scientists to answer your questions.
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Rebecca Dray's curator insight, June 1, 8:29 PM
Great debate topic.
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Rootstocks: Diversity, Domestication, and Impacts on Shoot Phenotypes: Trends in Plant Science

Rootstocks: Diversity, Domestication, and Impacts on Shoot Phenotypes: Trends in Plant Science | Plant Biology Teaching Resources (Higher Education) | Scoop.it

New in Trends in Plant Science - an introduction to the use of grafting and rootstocks in agriculture. Why graft you say? Read on!

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Marcus Jansen's curator insight, August 5, 2:45 AM
The importance of roots
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JBEI Promotes STEM Education for Girls

During a recent visit to JBEI by Girls Inc. of Alameda, we spoke to JBEI’s scientists about why it is important to bring girls into the STEM fields at
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Joint BioEnergy Initiative

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'Betty' the ash tree offers hope against deadly dieback disease

'Betty' the ash tree offers hope against deadly dieback disease | Plant Biology Teaching Resources (Higher Education) | Scoop.it
Scientists identify first tree to show strong tolerance to the disease raising hopes of developing a resistant strain
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Mitochondrial Defects Confer Tolerance against Cellulose Deficiency

Mitochondrial Defects Confer Tolerance against Cellulose Deficiency | Plant Biology Teaching Resources (Higher Education) | Scoop.it

Mitochondrial Defects Confer Tolerance against Cellulose Deficiency

Zhubing Hu, Rudy Vanderhaeghen, Toon Cools, Yan Wang, Inge De Clercq, Olivier Leroux, Long Nguyen, Katharina Belt, A. Harvey Millar, Dominique Audenaert, Pierre Hilson, Ian D. Small, Grégory Mouille, Samantha Vernhettes, Frank Van Breusegem, James Whelan, Herman Höfte, and Lieven De Veylder

Plant Cell 2016 tpc.16.00540; Advance Publication August 19, 2016; doi:10.1105/tpc.16.00540

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Review. Growing Out of Stress: The Role of Cell- and Organ-scale Growth Control in Plant Water-stress Responses

Review. Growing Out of Stress: The Role of Cell- and Organ-scale Growth Control in Plant Water-stress Responses | Plant Biology Teaching Resources (Higher Education) | Scoop.it

A new review article in The Plant Cell by

Wei Feng, Heike Lindner, Neil E Robbins, and Jose R. Dinneny

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Newest Teaching Tool: Carbon-Fixing Reactions of Photosynthesis

Newest Teaching Tool: Carbon-Fixing Reactions of Photosynthesis | Plant Biology Teaching Resources (Higher Education) | Scoop.it
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Here's a link to the newest Teaching Tools in Plant Biology article on the Plant Cell website http://www.plantcell.org/site/teachingtools/TTPB34.xhtml

as well as on Plantae - enjoy!

https://community.plantae.org/education-outreach/teaching-tools

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WATCH: The Secret Buzz Only Bumblebees Know To Unlock Our Favorite Crops

WATCH: The Secret Buzz Only Bumblebees Know To Unlock Our Favorite Crops | Plant Biology Teaching Resources (Higher Education) | Scoop.it
Some plants will release their pollen only to bees that buzz in just the right way. It's a risky strategy — and it's critical to human agriculture, from tomatoes to blueberries.
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Botany may be dying ... but somehow the plants survive

Botany may be dying ... but somehow the plants survive | Plant Biology Teaching Resources (Higher Education) | Scoop.it
Traditional botanists are in decline, but this isn't the end of plant science.
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How to report scientific findings

How to report scientific findings | Plant Biology Teaching Resources (Higher Education) | Scoop.it
Journalists may find scientific research dense and complex, so it can be a daunting challenge to base a story on an original research paper.
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Technology Is Making Huge Changes In The World Of Agriculture

Technology Is Making Huge Changes In The World Of Agriculture | Plant Biology Teaching Resources (Higher Education) | Scoop.it
This week's episode of The Premise, FORBES' technology podcast, we take a look at the future of farming.
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Science stars of China

Science stars of China | Plant Biology Teaching Resources (Higher Education) | Scoop.it

From Nature, Science stars of China. Includes a profile of Caixia Gao: Crop engineer, "A gene-editing specialist seeks to make her mark by improving key agricultural plants.".

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Images for impact

A short talk on how to find, create and edit images for use in science communication
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Why do we consume only a tiny fraction of the world's edible plants?

Why do we consume only a tiny fraction of the world's edible plants? | Plant Biology Teaching Resources (Higher Education) | Scoop.it
With over 200,000 edible plant species on earth, why do we concentrate on so few?

A good question - the answer may surprise you. (See if your students can come up with the same answer)

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Rebecca Dray's curator insight, June 1, 8:31 PM
good question. Answers are thought provoking. 
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Bioengineering: Evolved to overcome Bt-toxin resistance

Bioengineering: Evolved to overcome Bt-toxin resistance | Plant Biology Teaching Resources (Higher Education) | Scoop.it

"Since becoming commercially available in 1996, crops that produce Bt toxins have been widely adopted, and more than 420 million hectares have been planted around the world2. However, insect resistance quickly emerged as a major threat to the long-term success of such crops2. In a paper online in Nature, Badran et al.3 present an elegant method for the continuous evolution of engineered Bt toxins, and describe a toxin that targets a new receptor on insect cells and thus overcomes existing resistance."

The paper, "Continuous evolution of Bacillus thuringiensis toxins overcomes insect resistance" is here:

http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/nature17938.html

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Witty gene names in plants. Who remembers Kojak?

Witty gene names in plants. Who remembers Kojak? | Plant Biology Teaching Resources (Higher Education) | Scoop.it
It is a well known fact that biologists are a clever bunch. Most of the time they're out applying their intellect and tackling the world's problems, but occasionally (probably at happy hour on
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