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What We’re Reading: Nov 4

What We’re Reading: Nov 4 | Plant Biology Teaching Resources (Higher Education) | Scoop.it

Mass Spec, Root networks, grass stomata, genomes, gene mapping, nanobionics and more!

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Plant-genome hackers seek better ways to produce customized crops

Plant-genome hackers seek better ways to produce customized crops | Plant Biology Teaching Resources (Higher Education) | Scoop.it
As gene editing opens doors, plant researchers are hamstrung by the need for better ways to slip their molecular tools into cells.
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The Cardamine hirsuta genome offers insight into the evolution of morphological diversity

The Cardamine hirsuta genome offers insight into the evolution of morphological diversity | Plant Biology Teaching Resources (Higher Education) | Scoop.it

Cardamine hirsuta is related to Arabidopsis but forms compound leaves. The establishment of a genome sequence for C. hirsuta will provide opportunities to explore how genes contribute to plant form.

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9 Billion People Will Live On This Planet By 2050. We Can Feed Them All—IF We Start Now

9 Billion People Will Live On This Planet By 2050. We Can Feed Them All—IF We Start Now | Plant Biology Teaching Resources (Higher Education) | Scoop.it
Feeding the world of tomorrow is technologically feasible with existing tools (and some creative thinking). It’ll just take some work.
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With the familiar Cavendish banana in danger, can science help it survive?

With the familiar Cavendish banana in danger, can science help it survive? | Plant Biology Teaching Resources (Higher Education) | Scoop.it
Every single Cavendish banana plant worldwide is genetically identical. This vast monoculture sets them up for disastrous disease outbreaks. But researchers have ideas on how to protect the crop.
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Characterization of a pipecolic acid biosynthesis pathway required for systemic acquired resistance

Characterization of a pipecolic acid biosynthesis pathway required for systemic acquired resistance | Plant Biology Teaching Resources (Higher Education) | Scoop.it

Characterization of a pipecolic acid biosynthesis pathway required for systemic acquired resistance

Pingtao Ding, Dmitrij Rekhter, Yuli Ding, Kirstin Feussner, Lucas Busta, Sven Haroth, Shaohua Xu, Xin Li, Reinhard Jetter, Ivo Feussner, and Yuelin Zhang

Plant Cell 2016 tpc.16.00486; Advance Publication October 6, 2016; doi:10.1105/tpc.16.00486

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Congratulations to Yoshinori Ohsumi

Congratulations to Yoshinori Ohsumi | Plant Biology Teaching Resources (Higher Education) | Scoop.it

Nobel Laureate Yoshinori Ohsumi is a pioneer in studies of autophagy in plant cells and has published several papers in The Plant Cell and Plant Physiology. Congratulations!

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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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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

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

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Wow... nice resource.

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Watch MIT Researchers Train Spinach Leaves to Be Bomb-Detectors

Watch MIT Researchers Train Spinach Leaves to Be Bomb-Detectors | Plant Biology Teaching Resources (Higher Education) | Scoop.it
The enhanced plants sent email alerts about the dangerous substances they flagged.
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Wild crop relatives critical to breeding gains

Wild crop relatives critical to breeding gains | Plant Biology Teaching Resources (Higher Education) | Scoop.it
Leaders from genebanks across the globe have met in Australia this month.
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Could wild mangoes solve the world's chocolate crisis?

Could wild mangoes solve the world's chocolate crisis? | Plant Biology Teaching Resources (Higher Education) | Scoop.it
A little-known fruit could provide an alternative to cocoa butter.
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This Plant Owes Its Blue Leaves to Quantum Mechanics

This Plant Owes Its Blue Leaves to Quantum Mechanics | Plant Biology Teaching Resources (Higher Education) | Scoop.it
There's a very good reason for this plant's iridescent color.
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Plant Blindness – In Good Tilth

Plant Blindness – In Good Tilth | Plant Biology Teaching Resources (Higher Education) | Scoop.it

Terrific article by PhD student Alex Taylor on how to help people 'see' plants

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Epidermal Phytochrome B Inhibits Hypocotyl Negative Gravitropism Non-Cell Autonomously ($)

Epidermal Phytochrome B Inhibits Hypocotyl Negative Gravitropism Non-Cell Autonomously ($) | Plant Biology Teaching Resources (Higher Education) | Scoop.it

Epidermal Phytochrome B Inhibits Hypocotyl Negative Gravitropism Non-Cell Autonomously

Jaewook Kim, Kijong Song, Eunae Park, Keunhwa Kim, Gabyong Bae, and Giltsu Choi

Plant Cell 2016 tpc.16.00487; Advance Publication October 6, 2016; doi:10.1105/tpc.16.00487

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From LUCA to Lily: 12 perspectives for teaching about plants

From LUCA to Lily: 12 perspectives for teaching about plants | Plant Biology Teaching Resources (Higher Education) | Scoop.it
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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

Kirti Vardhan's comment, September 2, 2016 4:25 PM
Thanks Mam