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  • $1.5 Billion Program Will Support up to 150 ECRs Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
    The Howard Hughes Medical Institute made waves with the announcement of its Freeman Hrabowski Scholars Program, a new program supporting early career researchers (ECRs) who fulfill the program’s goals of not only advancing their fields of research but also “diversity, equity, and inclusion through their mentorship and understanding of the... Read more
    Source: ASPB Blog Feed - News Page Published on: 2022-06-27
  • Meet the ASPB President-Elect Candidates for 2022
    Belonging to ASPB brings more than discounts for attending Plant Biology meetings or publishing in the Society’s journals. Our members form a community of dedicated individuals who, like you, work together to support and nurture an engaged, vibrant, and thriving community of plant scientists. By getting involved in ASPB and... Read more
    Source: ASPB Blog Feed - News Page Published on: 2022-06-27
  • Funding Opportunity: USDA Releases FY 2022 Agricultural Genome to Phenome Initiative RFA
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) released a request for applications (RFA) for the fiscal year (FY) 2022 Agricultural Genome to Phenome Initiative (AG2PI). AG2PI aims to advance scientific understanding of genomes and phenomes of plants and animals of significance to American agriculture.... Read more
    Source: ASPB Blog Feed - News Page Published on: 2022-05-25
  • President’s Letter—The Power of Communication
    The undeniable reality is that meaningful science cannot be siloed, and scientists cannot operate in a socioeconomic and political void. In principle, the success of science in society requires two pillars: scientific achievement and clear communication of outcomes to the public. The paramount importance of clear communication has been long... Read more
    Source: ASPB Blog Feed - News Page Published on: 2022-05-17

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Plantae Blog

  • Amey Redkar: The Plant Cell First Author
    Amey Redkar, first author of  “Conserved Secreted Effectors Contribute to Endophytic Growth and Multi-Host Plant Compatibility in a Vascular Wilt Fungus”  Current Position:   Ramalingaswami Re-entry Fellow, Department of Botany, Savitribai Phule Pune University, Ganeshkhind, Pune, India Education:  Ph.D. in Natural Sciences, Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology, Marburg, Germany;... Read more
    Source: Plantae News & Updates Published on: 2022-07-05
  • An Interview with Pierdomenico Perata, PhD, Monitoring Editor of Plant Physiology
    By José Manuel Ugalde, PhD, Plant Physiology Assistant Features Editor, and Elisa Dell’Aglio, PhD Prof. Pierdomenico Perata is an Italian plant physologist and professor at the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa. He completed his PhD in agricultural biology at the University of Pisa, Italy, and a post-doctoral fellowship at Nagoya University... Read more
    Source: Plantae News & Updates Published on: 2022-07-05
  • Hans van Veen: Plant Physiology First Author
    Hans van Veen, co-first author of “Ethylene augments root hypoxia tolerance via growth cessation and reactive oxygen species amelioration” Current Position: Post-Doctoral Researcher, Utrecht University Education: MSc Ecology & Evolutionary Biology (University of Groningen); PhD Plant Sciences (Utrecht University) Non-scientific Interests: Outdoors, Swimming, Jazz Brief bio: My main research interest... Read more
    Source: Plantae News & Updates Published on: 2022-07-01
  • Chenyang Wang: Plant Physiology First Author
    Chenyang Wang, co-first author of “T-LOC: a comprehensive tool to localize and characterize the T-DNA integration sites” Current position: Undergraduate in the College of Biological Science, China Agriculture University (CBS, CAU) Intern at Institute of Plant Protection, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (IPP, CAAS) Non-scientific Interests: Art, fiction, and cooking... Read more
    Source: Plantae News & Updates Published on: 2022-07-01
  • Zeeshan Z. Banday: Plant Physiology First Author
    Zeeshan Z. Banday, first author of “Friend or Foe: Hybrid proline-rich proteins determine how plants respond to beneficial and pathogenic microbes” Current Position: Postdoctoral Scholar, Department of Molecular Genetics and Cell Biology, The University of Chicago, USA Education: Ph.D. Life Sciences Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi M.Sc. Biochemistry Aligarh Muslim... Read more
    Source: Plantae News & Updates Published on: 2022-07-01
  • CCA1 is a regulator of ABA-mediated abiotic stress tolerance in rice (Plant Physiol)
    In rice, the circadian clock component gene Circadian Clock Associated 1 (OsCCA1) regulates flowering and nitrogen use efficiency. CCA1 is a MYB family transcription factor that follows a rhythmic expression pattern. Wei et al. confirmed the role of CCA1as a key hub in coordinating plant growth and abiotic stress adaptation.... Read more
    Source: Plantae News & Updates Published on: 2022-07-01
  • Single seeds exhibit transcriptional heterogeneity during secondary dormancy induction (Plant Physiol)
    Secondary dormancy (SD) of seeds is a natural strategy that allows survival of the plant in environments with unfavourable climatic conditions. However, in Arabidopsis, a variance of dormancy depth in between identical seeds can be explained by population-based threshold models. This single-seed variability relies on the differences in oxygen consumption,... Read more
    Source: Plantae News & Updates Published on: 2022-07-01
  • PIMT and ABI-TFs cascade mediates desiccation tolerance and longevity in rice seeds (Development)
    The ABA INSENSITIVE (ABI) transcription factors (TFs) (ABI3, ABI4, ABI5) regulate DT and play essential roles during seed germination. Therefore, these TFs must be functionally protected during seed desiccation. Recalcitrant seeds are sensitive to desiccation, while orthodox seeds possess a remarkable ability to tolerate desiccation. However, the mechanism that makes... Read more
    Source: Plantae News & Updates Published on: 2022-07-01
  • Oxidant system and ABA drive germination in seeds of palm species with differences in desiccation tolerance ($) (Seed Sci Res)
    Palms are a taxonomically and ecologically diverse group. This wide variety is also reflected in their seeds, with their species showing all combinations of dormancy and desiccation tolerance behaviors. Yet, comparative studies of their germination physiology are relatively scarce. In this paper, Santos and colleagues evaluate i) the temperature requirements... Read more
    Source: Plantae News & Updates Published on: 2022-07-01
  • Plants’ PHR2-controlled phosphate starvation response regulates fungal symbiosis in rice (Nature Comms)
    Plants’ interaction with microbes in the rhizosphere affects their health and productivity. Plant-arbuscular mycorrhiza (AM) fungi symbiosis is associated with almost 80% of land plants. The fungi provide phosphate, stress tolerance, and firmness to the soil in exchange for carbon. While low phosphate promotes AM symbiosis, the mechanistic basis of... Read more
    Source: Plantae News & Updates Published on: 2022-07-01
  • Inclusive restoration: Ten recommendations to support LGBTQ+ researchers in restoration science (Restoration Ecology)
    Restoration ecologists seek to repair damaged environments, and as Toone et al. write, “the same principles that shape ecosystem restoration also provide a blueprint for cultivating inclusion in science”. Here, a group of mostly early-career restoration ecologists use their professional lenses and provide ten recommendations to support LGBTQ+ researchers (these... Read more
    Source: Plantae News & Updates Published on: 2022-07-01
  • Plant Science Research Weekly: July 1, 2022
    Circadian clock component CCA1 is a transcriptional regulator of ABA-mediated abiotic stress tolerance in rice In rice, the circadian clock component gene Circadian Clock Associated 1 (OsCCA1) regulates flowering and nitrogen use efficiency. CCA1 is a MYB family transcription factor that follows a rhythmic expression pattern. Wei et al. confirmed... Read more
    Source: Plantae News & Updates Published on: 2022-07-01
  • XinMeng Gui: The Plant Cell First Author
    XinMeng Gui, first author of “Phytophthora effector hijacks the host pre-mRNA splicing machinery to modulate small RNA and plant immunity” Current Position: Ph.D. candidate at Shanghai Normal University, Shanghai, China. Education: Ph.D. in College of life Sciences, Shanghai Normal University. Non-scientific Interests: Travelling, Cooking. Brief bio: I started my PhD... Read more
    Source: Plantae News & Updates Published on: 2022-06-30
  • Yongyao Zhao: Plant Physiology First Author
    Yongyao Zhao, first author of “The evolution of stomatal traits along the trajectory towards C4 photosynthesis” Current position: Doctoral student Education: Doctoral student in CAS center for Excellence in Molecular Plant Science, Shanghai, China Non-scientific interests: listening to music Brief bio: I am studying photosynthesis in CAS center for Excellence... Read more
    Source: Plantae News & Updates Published on: 2022-06-30
  • Flowers to Leaves: Bacterial Phyllogen Regulates Host Development
    Kitazawa et al. identified a unique proteasome-utilizing mechanism of phyllogen, a bacterial effector protein produced by pathogenic phytoplasmas. Plant Cell. (2022) https://doi.org/10.1093/plcell/koac062 By Yugo Kitazawa and Kensaku Maejima, Department of Agricultural and Environmental Biology, Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, The University of Tokyo Background: Phyllogens are a protein... Read more
    Source: Plantae News & Updates Published on: 2022-06-30

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Policy Updates

  • Funding Opportunity: USDA Releases FY 2022 Agricultural Genome to Phenome Initiative RFA
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) released a request for applications (RFA) for the fiscal year (FY) 2022 Agricultural Genome to Phenome Initiative (AG2PI). AG2PI aims to advance scientific understanding of genomes and phenomes of plants and animals of significance to American agriculture.... Read more
    Source: Science Policy News Feed Published on: 2022-05-25
  • ASPB Signs Letter to Eliminate Barriers to FDA’s Draft Guidance on Gene Editing
    On April 19, 2022, the Ag Biotech Alliance, of which ASPB is a member, sent a letter to key members of Congress to include in the Fiscal Year 2023 Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies (Agriculture) Appropriations bill to provide the U.S. Food and Drug Administration... Read more
    Source: Science Policy News Feed Published on: 2022-04-28
  • ASPB Signs Letter Supporting Agricultural Research, Innovation, and Infrastructure
    ASPB is pleased to sign a letter urging U.S. House and Senate Democratic leadership to prioritize and protect the vital investments in agricultural climate research, agricultural innovation, and agricultural research infrastructure within the Build Back Better human and climate infrastructure package.  These proposed investments are a generational down payment to... Read more
    Source: Science Policy News Feed Published on: 2021-10-14
  • ASPB Signs Letter Urging Support for NSF Funding in Infrastructure/Reconciliation and Appropriations
    ASPB is pleased to sign a letter urging U.S. House and Senate Democratic leadership to prioritize and protect the vital investments in agricultural climate research, agricultural innovation, and agricultural research infrastructure within the Build Back Better human and climate infrastructure package.  These proposed investments are a generational down payment to... Read more
    Source: Science Policy News Feed Published on: 2021-09-10
  • 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

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Press Releases

  • Congratulations to ASPB’s 2022 Award Recipients
    ASPB is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2022 awards, which honor distinction in service, outreach, education, and research.   Adolph E. Gude Jr. Award Beronda Montgomery, Michigan State University, East Lansing   Charles Albert Shull Award Lucia Strader, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina   Charles Reid Barnes Life... Read more
    Source: ASPB Press Releases Published on: 2022-04-07
  • 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

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