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Silicon transporters in Equisetum arvense. Plant Journal

Silicon transporters in Equisetum arvense. Plant Journal | Plant Biology Teaching Resources (Higher Education) | Scoop.it

Silicon (Si) has diverse roles in plants including in stress tolerance and protecting plants against pathogens and herbivores. Silicon is abundant in soil and in many plants, particularly in the horsetail Equisetum, and liverworts. Its biology is less well understand than that of other minerals, so this study that looks at silicon uptake in Equisetum is quite interesting.

 

Here is a review article on the topic:

Si uptake in plants: Trends Plant Sci 2006 http://www.cell.com/trends/plant-science//retrieve/pii/S1360138506001634

 

Thanks to Tom for the photo:http://www.flickr.com/photos/clearwood/7187234331/in/photostream/

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Nobel Fever strikes again

Nobel Fever strikes again | Plant Biology Teaching Resources (Higher Education) | Scoop.it

Nobel Fever strikes again! Who would you nominate for a Plant Science Nobel Prize? What plant biology topics deserve this highest recognition? Also, are you willing to make a prediction for the 2016 Prizes?

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The Real Reason Leaves Change Color in the Fall


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AgroWorld's curator insight, September 22, 3:02 PM

An advanced "molecular" description for the reason leaves change color.

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The developmental regulator STK controls the structure and mechanical properties of the Arabidopsis seed coat.

The developmental regulator STK controls the structure and mechanical properties of the Arabidopsis seed coat. | Plant Biology Teaching Resources (Higher Education) | Scoop.it

The developmental regulator STK controls the structure and mechanical properties of the Arabidopsis seed coat.

Ignacio Ezquer, Chiara Mizzotti, Eric Nguema-Ona, Maxime Gotté, Léna Beauzamy, Vivian Ebeling Viana, Nelly Dubrulle, Antonio Costa de Oliveira, Elisabetta caporali, Abdoul-Salam Koroney, Arezki Boudaoud, Azeddine Driouich, and Lucia Colombo

Plant Cell 2016 tpc.16.00454; Advance Publication September 13, 2016; doi:10.1105/tpc.16.00454

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in Brief: Decoding the Molecular Network that Drives Hypocotyl Elongation

in Brief: Decoding the Molecular Network that Drives Hypocotyl Elongation | Plant Biology Teaching Resources (Higher Education) | Scoop.it

Decoding the Molecular Network that Drives Hypocotyl Elongation

Kathleen L Farquharson

Plant Cell 2016 tpc.16.00685; Advance Publication September 5, 2016; doi:10.1105/tpc.16.00685 OPEN

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Back to school? Educational Resources for plant biology – Activities and Short Videos

Back to school? Educational Resources for plant biology – Activities and Short Videos | Plant Biology Teaching Resources (Higher Education) | Scoop.it

Looking for something to liven up your classes? Here are some great resources - activities and short videos

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Cornell Plant Breeding and Genetics Seminar Series - YouTube

Cornell Plant Breeding and Genetics Seminar Series - YouTube | Plant Biology Teaching Resources (Higher Education) | Scoop.it

More than 50 one-hour research seminars from the Cornell Plant Breeding and Genetics Seminar series - check them out

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Jean-Michel Ané's curator insight, September 3, 11:12 AM

Wow... nice resource.

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Dangerously in love with plants - Dangerous Women Project

Dangerously in love with plants - Dangerous Women Project | Plant Biology Teaching Resources (Higher Education) | Scoop.it
Emma Cooper's calls for us to "overcome our plant blindness & develop a new generation of plant-savvy scientists"-- dangerous women among them.
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Efficient and transgene-free genome editing in wheat through transient expression of CRISPR/Cas9 DNA or RNA

Efficient and transgene-free genome editing in wheat through transient expression of CRISPR/Cas9 DNA or RNA | Plant Biology Teaching Resources (Higher Education) | Scoop.it
Plant genome editing typically relies upon transgenic intermediates, which is a concern given the current regulatory requirements concerning GMOs.
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Chloroplast quality control – balancing energy production and stress - Woodson - 2016 - New Phytologist - Wiley Online Library

Chloroplast quality control – balancing energy production and stress - Woodson - 2016 - New Phytologist - Wiley Online Library | Plant Biology Teaching Resources (Higher Education) | Scoop.it
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Mitochondrial Defects Confer Tolerance against Cellulose Deficiency

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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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CRISPR Could Usher In a New Era of Delicious GMO Foods

CRISPR Could Usher In a New Era of Delicious GMO Foods | Plant Biology Teaching Resources (Higher Education) | Scoop.it
Can the gene editing technique redeem the reputation of engineered crops?
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Plant metabolism! GCMS! (Science IRL S3 Ep1)

How can plants cope with stresses in their environment if they can't run away? Dr. Amy Marshall-Colon, Assistant Professor of Plant Biology at th
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In Brief: A Functional Link Between Mitochondria and the Cell Wall in Stress Responses

In Brief: A Functional Link Between Mitochondria and the Cell Wall in Stress Responses | Plant Biology Teaching Resources (Higher Education) | Scoop.it

A Functional Link Between Mitochondria and the Cell Wall in Stress Responses

Nancy Rosenbaum Hofmann

Plant Cell 2016 tpc.16.00691; Advance Publication September 5, 2016; doi:10.1105/tpc.16.00691 OPEN

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Activation of YUCCA5 by the Transcription Factor TCP4 Integrates Developmental and Environmental Signals to Promote Hypocotyl Elongation in Arabidopsis ($)

Activation of YUCCA5 by the Transcription Factor TCP4 Integrates Developmental and Environmental Signals to Promote Hypocotyl Elongation in Arabidopsis ($) | Plant Biology Teaching Resources (Higher Education) | Scoop.it

Activation of YUCCA5 by the Transcription Factor TCP4 Integrates Developmental and Environmental Signals to Promote Hypocotyl Elongation in Arabidopsis

Krishna Reddy Challa, Pooja Aggarwal, and Utpal Nath

Plant Cell 2016 tpc.16.00360; Advance Publication September 5, 2016; doi:10.1105/tpc.16.00360

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plbr403 - Genetic Improvement of Crop Plants - Lecture 1

A full course from Cornell University, 31 lectures, by Professor Vernon Gracen

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BIOPL3420 - Plant Physiology - Lecture 1

Thanks to Itay Cohen for sharing this link with me. It's a full Plant Physiology course, taught by Thomas Owens of Cornell University. 27 lectures!

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“How to Read a Scientific Paper” and “Case Study: Reading a Plant Physiology article”

“How to Read a Scientific Paper” and “Case Study: Reading a Plant Physiology article” | Plant Biology Teaching Resources (Higher Education) | Scoop.it

Free resources for teaching from ASPB.

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Americans love genetically modified mosquitoes much more than other GMOs

Americans love genetically modified mosquitoes much more than other GMOs | Plant Biology Teaching Resources (Higher Education) | Scoop.it
Why do Americans embrace some GMOs but reject others?
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New from Nathanael Johnson in Grist

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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

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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

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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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