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Pierre Laurent
Pavement cells and country potatoes, celebrating Pierre Laurent
20 November 2017

Pierre Laurent was also much more than a talented scientist – he was a thinker, a mentor, culinary genius, story teller, and friend. As about 70 of us discussed at the satellite symposium of the SEB in Göthenburg this past June/July – some of whom had known Pierre for many, many decades

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Persulfidation in plants: the new phosphorylation?
31 October 2017

One in 20 proteins in Arabidopsis is persulfidated: this we now know. Evidence of the role played by hydrogen sulfide signalling in plants has been building in recent years, and it is new methodology which has revealed the likely extent. Indeed, the study by Angeles Aroca and colleagues in Journal of Experimental Botany goes further in showing an association with a wide range of biological functions. See also the separate Insight article for further reflection on the implications of this ground-breaking research, including the questions it opens up from our knowledge of animal systems.

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Francis Crick at the SEB - The lecture that changed biology
27 September 2017

A lecture given by famed British scientist Francis Crick at a Society for Experimental Biology meeting in 1957 is said to have 'permanently altered the logic of biology'.

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Royal Society Publishing Special issue: Enhancing Photosynthesis in Crop Plants - Targets for improvement
26 September 2017

This theme issue describes current concepts in photosynthetic regulation and consolidates information concerning functional operation, current and future limitations, impacts on stress/growth responses, and potential targets and markers for improved efficiency light energy conversion into yield.