Plant Science Today Blog

  • Department of Energy Announces Early Career Research Program for FY 2022
    Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced it is accepting proposals for the 2022 DOE Office of Science Early Career Research Program to support the research of outstanding scientists early in their careers. The program will support over 60 early career researchers for five years at U.S. academic institutions... Read more
    Source: ASPB Blog Feed - News Page Published on: 2021-09-09
  • Browse high impact research from The Plant Cell and Plant Physiology
    Since the beginning of 2021, ASPB has partnered with Oxford University Press in the publication of The Plant Cell and Plant Physiology (see ASPB welcomes Oxford University Press). Through this partnership we’ve been exploring new ways to share and highlight the exciting research published in these journals. We’d like to... Read more
    Source: ASPB Blog Feed - News Page Published on: 2021-09-04
  • Tribute—Chunhua Zhang
    1977–2021 ASPB and the international plant biology community have lost one of their brightest and best stars, Chunhua Zhang, assistant professor of botany and plant pathology at Purdue University. Chunhua was diagnosed with late-stage pancreatic cancer in February 2021 shortly after giving birth to her fourth child. She did everything... Read more
    Source: ASPB Blog Feed - News Page Published on: 2021-09-01
  • President’s Letter—Code Red
    United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres called the Sixth Assessment Report, released by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in August, a “code red for humanity” (IPCC, 2021). With improved knowledge of climate processes, paleoclimate evidence, and increasing radiative forcing (change in the energy flux in the atmosphere caused by... Read more
    Source: ASPB Blog Feed - News Page Published on: 2021-09-01
  • ASPB and partners awarded $2 million NSF grant to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion in the plant sciences
    By Mary Williams and Crispin Taylor, with graphics designed by Siobhan Braybrook We are excited to announce that ASPB, along with our partners, has been awarded a five-year grant through the NSF’s LEAPS [LEAding cultural change through Professional Societies (LEAPS) of Biology] program. As the lead organization, ASPB has the... Read more
    Source: ASPB Blog Feed - News Page Published on: 2021-08-04

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Plantae Blog

  • Keith E. Duncan: Plant Physiology First Author
    Keith E. Duncan, first author of “X-ray microscopy enables multiscale high-resolution 3D imaging of plant cells, tissues, and organs” Current Position: Research Scientist in Chris Topp’s lab at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, and Director of X-ray Imaging Facility Education: BS in Biology, MS in Plant Pathology; MEd in... Read more
    Source: Plantae News & Updates Published on: 2021-09-27
  • Cotton fibers: longer, and more of them
    Wang et al. identify a WRKY-type transcription factor as being critical to fiber development and elongation in cotton. By Na-Na Wang, Yang Li, Yi-Hao Chen, Rui Lu, Li Zhou, Yao Wang,Yong Zheng, Xue-Bao Li Background: Cotton, one of the most important crops in the world, produces natural fiber materials for... Read more
    Source: Plantae News & Updates Published on: 2021-09-27
  • Kunpeng Liu: The Plant Cell Author Profile
    Kunpeng Liu, first author of “Intragenic tRNA-promoted R-loops orchestrate transcription interference for plant oxidative stress responses” Current Position: Postdoc at School of Life Sciences in Tsinghua University Education: B.S. from Huazhong Agricultural University;P.hD. from Fudan University Non-scientific Interests: Reading, running Brief bio: I am interested in transcriptional regulation of genes... Read more
    Source: Plantae News & Updates Published on: 2021-09-24
  • Changyu Yi: Plant Physiology First Author
    Changyu Yi, first author of “Diverse phosphate and auxin transport loci distinguish phosphate tolerant from sensitive Arabidopsis accessions” Current Position: Postdoc, Department of Animal, Plant and Soil Sciences, La Trobe University Education: Ph.D. in Botany, La Trobe University, Australia. M.Sc. in Horticulture, Zhejiang University, China Non-scientific Interests: reading, movies Brief... Read more
    Source: Plantae News & Updates Published on: 2021-09-24
  • Review: Fifteen compelling open questions in plant cell biology (Plant Cell)
    As part of The Plant Cell’s upcoming celebration of plant cell biology, Roeder et al. write about fifteen of the “open questions” in the field. This, and the other reviews that make up the focus issue, provide valuable insights into the leading edge of the discipline. Among the questions posed:... Read more
    Source: Plantae News & Updates Published on: 2021-09-24
  • Review: Bryophytes as model systems for studying evolutionary cell and developmental biology (Plant Cell)
    The development of Arabidopsis as a model system greatly advanced the field of plant cell biology by bringing in molecular approaches, so much of our conceptual foundation rests on studies from angiosperms. More recently, model bryophytes, particularly Marchantia polymorpha (liverworts) and Physcomitrium patens (mosses) have provided additional insights, as discussed... Read more
    Source: Plantae News & Updates Published on: 2021-09-24
  • Opinion: Seeds as natural capital (Trends Plant Sci)($)
    Plants are increasingly being recognized for their contributions to human wellbeing. However, most attention has been given to services provided by adult plants or those derived from their interaction with pollinators. In this exciting piece, Mattana and colleagues advocate for the importance of seeds and describe their natural capital value... Read more
    Source: Plantae News & Updates Published on: 2021-09-24
  • Florigen sequestration in cellular membranes modulates temperature-responsive flowering (Science)($)
    The existence of the FLORIGEN – a mobile floral activator produced in the leaf and transported to the apex – was hypothesized almost a century ago but its molecular nature remained elusive for decades. In the last 15 years, independent groups demonstrated that members of the Phosphatidyl Ethanolamine-Binding Proteins (PEBP)... Read more
    Source: Plantae News & Updates Published on: 2021-09-24
  • Plant Science Research Weekly: September 24, 2021
    Review: Fifteen compelling open questions in plant cell biology As part of The Plant Cell’s upcoming celebration of plant cell biology, Roeder et al. write about fifteen of the “open questions” in the field. This, and the other reviews that make up the focus issue, provide valuable insights into the... Read more
    Source: Plantae News & Updates Published on: 2021-09-24
  • Carsten Voelkner: Plant Physiology First Author
    Carsten Voelkner, first author of “Two plastid POLLUX ion channel-like proteins are required for stress-triggered stromal Ca2+ release” Current Position: Ph.D. student, School of Biological Sciences at Washington State University Education: B. Sc. in Biology from the University of Cologne Non-scientific Interests: Football (either one), Spikeball, reading, hiking and backpacking,... Read more
    Source: Plantae News & Updates Published on: 2021-09-23
  • Youping Li: The Plant Cell First Author
    Youping Li, first author of “The CRY2-COP1-HY5-BBX7/8 module regulates blue light-dependent cold acclimation in Arabidopsis” Current Position: Postdoc in Beijing Vegetable Research Center (BVRC), Beijing Academy of Agriculture and Forestry Science (BAAFS) Education: Ph.D. Botany from China Agricultural University, B.S. Horticulture from Sichuan Agricultural University Non-scientific Interests: Pop music lovers,... Read more
    Source: Plantae News & Updates Published on: 2021-09-23
  • LARP6C reveals its double face during plant fertilization
    Billey et al. uncover the roles of LARP6C as a translational repressor in dormant pollen and an activator when the pollen “awakens”. The Plant Cell (2021) https://doi.org/10.1093/plcell/koab131  By Elodie Billey1,2,3, Said Hafidh4, Cécile Bousquet-Antonelli1,2 1 CNRS LGDP-UMR5096, 58 Av. Paul Alduy 66860 Perpignan, France. 2 Université de Perpignan Via Domitia,... Read more
    Source: Plantae News & Updates Published on: 2021-09-23
  • Amit Kumar: Plant Physiology First Author
    Amit Kumar, co-first author of “Development of aerial and belowground tubers in potato is governed by photoperiod and epigenetic mechanism” Current position: Postdoc fellow in Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Wageningen University and Research, Netherlands  Education: PhD from Biology Department, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Pune BS and... Read more
    Source: Plantae News & Updates Published on: 2021-09-23
  • Kirtikumar R. Kondhare: Plant Physiology First Author
    Kirtikumar R. Kondhare, co-first author of “Development of aerial and belowground tubers in potato is governed by photoperiod and epigenetic mechanism” Current position: Asst. Prof. (AcSIR) and DST – Inspire Faculty, Biochemical Sciences Division, CSIR – National Chemical Laboratory (NCL), Pune, Maharashtra, India.  Education: Ph.D. in Plant Physiology & Biochemistry... Read more
    Source: Plantae News & Updates Published on: 2021-09-23
  • Marco Incarbone: The Plant Cell First Author
    Marco Incarbone, first author of “Immunocapture of dsRNA-bound proteins provides insight into Tobacco rattle virus replication complexes and reveals Arabidopsis DRB2 to be a wide-spectrum antiviral effecto” Current Position: Lise Meitner postdoctoral fellow at Gregor Mendel Institute, Vienna Education: Master’s in plant biotechnology (Torino, Italy), PhD in molecular plant virology (Strasbourg, France) Non-scientific interests: playing music, being with... Read more
    Source: Plantae News & Updates Published on: 2021-09-22

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Policy Updates

  • Department of Energy Announces Early Career Research Program for FY 2022
    Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced it is accepting proposals for the 2022 DOE Office of Science Early Career Research Program to support the research of outstanding scientists early in their careers. The program will support over 60 early career researchers for five years at U.S. academic institutions... Read more
    Source: Science Policy News Feed Published on: 2021-09-09
  • Please Share Your Thoughts with Us
    Thank you for taking the time to read ASPB President Maureen McCann’s letter regarding the ASPB Board of Director’s recent decision to reaffirm a commitment to holding Plant Biology 2023 in Savannah, GA. Now that you’ve done so, we’d welcome your thoughts on the approaches that ASPB should take toward... Read more
    Source: Science Policy News Feed Published on: 2021-07-30
  • Funding Opportunity for Post-Bac Research
    NSF has released a Dear Colleague Letter highlighting an RFP for PIs on active awards. Learn more about this new program in this letter from NSF Communications Specialist Jared Dashoff. The National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO) recognizes the importance of early-career research experiences, especially for individuals... Read more
    Source: Science Policy News Feed Published on: 2021-05-24
  • Letter Expressing Support for the America Grows Act of 2021
    ASPB has signed on a letter to Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow, Ranking Member John Boozman, Chairman Patrick Leahy, Vice Chairman Richard Shelby, Chairman Jeff Merkley, and Ranking Member John Hoeven expressing support for the America Grows Act of 2021 (S.1371), a bipartisan bill Senators Durbin and Moran have recently introduced that... Read more
    Source: Science Policy News Feed Published on: 2021-05-05
  • ASPB Signs Letter Supporting $11.5 billion of Funding to Support America’s Agricultural Research Infrastructure
    ASPB is pleased to be a signee in support of funding of $11.5 billion to support America’s agricultural research infrastructure.  As you consider new initiatives to support rural America and investments in the agricultural economy, we strongly urge you to include a federal agricultural research infrastructure investment of $11.5 billion... Read more
    Source: Science Policy News Feed Published on: 2021-05-03

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Press Releases

  • Yunde Zhao Will Succeed Mike Blatt as Editor-in-Chief of Plant Physiology®
    ASPB is pleased to announce the appointment of Yunde Zhao as editor-in-chief (EIC) of Plant Physiology® beginning January 1, 2022. First published by ASPB in 1926, Plant Physiology® is a premier international journal devoted to all aspects of plant biology research, from structural and molecular discoveries to systems science and... Read more
    Source: ASPB Press Releases Published on: 2021-06-02
  • Engineering Drought-Resistant Crops with Crassulacean Acid Metabolism (CAM) Photosynthesis
    This work examines requirements for introducing CAM and alternative water-saving pathways into C3 plants in different environments. ASPB is pleased to announce the publication of noteworthy research investigating water-saving alternatives for photosynthesis in temperate environments, which are likely to become hotter and drier in the future. Drought causes major crop... Read more
    Source: ASPB Press Releases Published on: 2020-10-23
  • Plant Science Research Network Releases Decadal Vision 2020-2030
    Research network presents action plan for the plant science community to maximize impact on pressing global issues such as human health and climate change.  Plant science research has tremendous potential to address pressing global issues including climate change, food insecurity and sustainability. However, without sustained investment in plant science, the... Read more
    Source: ASPB Press Releases Published on: 2020-09-04
  • Oxford University Press to publish American Society of Plant Biologists journals
    Oxford University Press (OUP) and the American Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB) are pleased to announce that OUP will publish the ASPB journals Plant Physiology® and The Plant Cell beginning January 2021. Established in 1926, Plant Physiology® is an international journal devoted to the physiology, biochemistry, cellular and molecular biology,... Read more
    Source: ASPB Press Releases Published on: 2020-07-24
  • Journals Announce Journal Portability Initiative
    The American Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB) is pleased to announce that, effective immediately, authors who have received an editorial decline decision from any journal in the ASPB suite of titles will have the option to transfer their submissions to any other ASPB journal. ASPB publishes three journals: Plant Physiology... Read more
    Source: ASPB Press Releases Published on: 2020-07-14
  • Press Release – Blake Meyers Appointed Next Editor of The Plant Cell
    Rockville, Maryland, October 21, 2019 – The American Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB) is pleased to announce the appointment of Blake C. Meyers to serve as editor-in-chief of The Plant Cell beginning January 1, 2020. The Plant Cell publishes novel research of particular significance in plant biology, especially in the... Read more
    Source: ASPB Press Releases Published on: 2019-10-21
  • Press Release – Gene Responsible for Lutein Esterification in Bread Wheat Identified
    The activity of this gene controls the timing of esterification in grain, which is related to storage and nutritional qualities of bread wheat and other grains. This work provides insight into the timing and control of esterification, related to storage and nutritional qualities of bread wheat and other grains. ASPB... Read more
    Source: ASPB Press Releases Published on: 2019-10-01
  • Press Release – ASPB Names 2019 Recipient of Leadership in Science Policy Public Service Award
    Honor to be presented at Plant Biology 2019 in San Jose, California ROCKVILLE, MD – The American Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB) is pleased to announce that Pamela Ronald is the recipient of its 2019 Leadership in Science Policy Public Service Award. The ASPB Science Policy Committee awards the Leadership... Read more
    Source: ASPB Press Releases Published on: 2019-06-25
  • Genetic Variant Linked to Cucumber Fruit Length
    ASPB is pleased to announce the publication in The Plant Cell of important research describing the discovery of a key regulator of fruit length variation in cucumber. The discovery of a fruit length modulator has implications for cucumber breeding. Fruit size is a major determinant of yield and market value.... Read more
    Source: ASPB Press Releases Published on: 2019-04-12
  • Robotic device tracks plant growth at the cellular level
    A new open-source device allows scientists to identify treatments and conditions that affect the mechanical properties of plant cells Determining how various treatments and conditions affect the mechanical properties of plant cells could allow scientists to understand plant growth at the cellular level and devise ways to enhance it. In... Read more
    Source: ASPB Press Releases Published on: 2018-12-30
  • A crucial gene controls stem juiciness in sorghum and beyond
    The discovery of the gene behind stem juiciness in sweet sorghum could have huge agricultural implications Sorghum, the fifth most popular crop worldwide, is used to create many products in the United States and is widely consumed by people in developing countries. The discovery of a crucial gene controlling stem... Read more
    Source: ASPB Press Releases Published on: 2018-10-02
  • ASPB Wins The 2018 Gold EXCEL award for the Plantae podcast, The Taproot, from Association Media and Publishing
    ASPB is pleased to announce that The Taproot, a Plantae podcast, has received a Gold EXCEL award for excellence in DIGITAL MEDIA: Podcast (Other category) from the Association Media and Publishing. The EXCEL Awards recognize excellence and leadership in nonprofit association media, publishing, marketing, and communications. Winners received their awards... Read more
    Source: ASPB Press Releases Published on: 2018-10-01
  • A pretty plant of summer produces a promising anti-diabetes compound
    Discovery of the biosynthetic pathway of a plant metabolite lays the groundwork for its use as an anti-diabetes drug. Montbretin A (MbA), a natural compound with great potential for the treatment of type-2 diabetes, was discovered in the ornamental plant montbretia ten years ago, but it can’t be produced on... Read more
    Source: ASPB Press Releases Published on: 2018-07-29
  • ASPB Wins 2018 Excellence in New Communications Award for Plantae
    (ASPB) is pleased to announce that Plantae, the online home for the global plant science community, has been awarded an Excellence in New Communications Award from the Society for New Communications Research of The Conference Board (SNCR) in the Communications, Communities, and Collaboration category – nonprofit division. This prestigious award honors organizations for their exemplary... Read more
    Source: ASPB Press Releases Published on: 2018-05-02
  • Gene Boosts Rice Growth and Yield in Salty Soil
    Discovery of a gene that helps rice plants grow in salty soil paves the way to developing salt-tolerant crops Soil salinity poses a major threat to food security, greatly reducing the yield of agricultural crops. Rising global temperatures are expected to accelerate the buildup of salt in soil, placing an... Read more
    Source: ASPB Press Releases Published on: 2018-03-26

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