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Sharing your research with kids and teens – Frontiers for young minds
Spring 2019
31 May 2019

Are you ready to face the feedback of a team of 8–15-year-olds acting as your reviewers? Frontiers for Young Minds wants you to remember what it was like when you first discovered and felt passionate about your research— and consider writing about your current research for the next generation of scientists!

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New antifungal proteins in plant biofactories
Spring 2019
31 May 2019

Disease-causing fungi that infect plants, animals, and humans pose a serious threat to human and animal health, food security, and ecosystem resilience. In this article, Shi et al. report the production of antifungal proteins (AFPs) in plant biofactories to yields of commercial relevance.

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Ta ta for now: Thlaspi arvense (pennycress) as an emerging model for genetic analyses
Spring 2019
31 May 2019

hlaspi arvense (common name pennycress) is a weed in the family Brassicaceae. Its most remarkable feature is that it can survive very low temperatures (−25°C). Pennycress, therefore, has been proposed as a crop to potentially fill the gap between the autumn harvest and spring planting dates for corn and soybean. But will farmers adopt it as an alternative crop?

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MODERN MITOCHONDRIA
Spring 2019
31 May 2019

One of the ‘Science Across Boundaries’ sessions at the 2018 SEB Annual Meeting explored the integral role of mitochondria in environmental adaptation and disease. Whilst some avenues of research have focused on how mitochondrial adaptations and plasticity contribute to tolerance to external stressors, others have investigated how mitochondrial dysfunctions can contribute to a broad range of human diseases. Here are just a few examples from this wonderful interdisciplinary session.