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Enter the Carnivores
Autumn 2017
01 November 2017

“Every time I look at these plants, I find something new and fascinating”, so said Charles Darwin of carnivorous plants. Since his time, these captivating species have inspired countless botanists and plant scientists.

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Creative community fundraising for attending a conference
Autumn 2017
01 November 2017

I am writing this on both Wren Busby’s and my behalf to relate a tale of two fish freaks, with a flare for fun and making friends – a tale of determination, powered by community, the love of learning, and science.

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Maize CRISPR/CAS9 for Mutagenesis
Autumn 2017
01 November 2017

Maize genome editing using CRISPR/Cas9 has previously been reported at both high and low efficiency, but with limited access to publicly available systems. In this article Char et al. describe the ISU Maize CRISPR platform, a public sector platform for maize genome editing, which is highly efficient with >70% transgenic plants carrying targeted mutations.

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3-Dimensional biomechanical model for stomata opening
Autumn 2017
01 November 2017

n the face of climate change, it is crucial to understand how guard cells open and close stomata. How do changes in guard cell turgor pressure translate into stomata opening? How important is guard cell shape? Does cell wall thickness matter? Is isotropic material sufficient? Are microfibrils important? The interdisciplinary study by Woolfenden et al. addresses these and other questions.