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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.

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The changing climate of Plant membrane technology
Autumn 2017
01 November 2017

The International Workshop on Plant Membrane Biology (IWPMB) 2016, was held in Annapolis (USA), and from this the special issue entitled “The Changing Climate of Plant Membrane Biology” was produced.

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JXB celebrates C4
Spring 2017
29 April 2017

Fifty years after the discovery of C4 metabolism the research field is resurgent, with the aim to introduce this pathway into C3 rice. A JXB special issue celebrates both the discovery and recent achievements in elucidating the evolution and development of the C4 syndrome.