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I'm happy to say that the lucky winner of our $100 Amazon gift card is a graduate student at Shandong Agricultural University in Tai'an, China, who loves The Plant Cell and is looking forward to buying books from amazon.cn.

Thanks to all of you for your input - we've already read some excellent suggestions for making Teaching Tools in Plant Biology even more useful that we hope to implement quickly (including a content index and a FAQ page).

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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

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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good question. Answers are thought provoking. 
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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

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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Great debate topic.