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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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Feeding in a human-dominated world
Autumn 2017
01 November 2017

Humans now dominate the world, with widespread and far-reaching consequences for many aspects of the animal kingdom. Wildlife nutrition is linked to both ecological (e.g. food availability) and physiological (e.g. ability to digest food) factors, which have been significantly altered as a consequence of human presence.

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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.