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Source: GARNet blog post
Posted date: 2019-11-01 06:59

This edition of the GARNet Research Roundup begins with a pan-UK study that has identified a gene involved in starch granule formation in polyploid wheat. Second is a study from Canterbury that identifies Arabidopsis QTLs involved in alternative splicing. Third is research from Cambridge that investigates the role of the nuclear circadian oscillator on sub-cellular calcium fluctuations. The fourth paper describes the development of a computer-vision tool designed for automated measurements of wheat spikes in the field. The fifth paper is a Korean-led study that has identified a...

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Source: GARNet blog post
Posted date: 2019-10-17 06:30

This edition of the GARNet Research Roundup includes a superb selection of papers by scientists from across the UK. First is work from the Spoel lab in Edinburgh that characterizes the fine-tuning of NPR1 activity during the plant immune response. Second is work from SLCU and the University of Helsinki that is an extensive investigation into the molecular basis of cambial development. Next is research from Nottingham that looks at the importance of soil macro-structures during the growth of wheat roots.

Fourth are three papers that highlight the breadth of research occurring...

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Source: GARNet blog post
Posted date: 2019-09-24 10:05

Due to a significant delay this GARNet Research Roundup is a bumper overview of recent(ish) publications across discovery-led plant science, which have at least one contributor from a UK institution.

These can be (very) loosely separated into the following categories:

Circadian Clock: Greenwood et al, PloS Biology. Belbin et al, Nature Communications.

Environmental responses: Rodríguez-Celma et al, PNAS. Walker and Bennett, Nature Plants. Conn et al, PLoS Comput Biology. de Jong et al,PLoS...

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Source: GARNet blog post
Posted date: 2019-09-03 06:18

Welcome to the relaunch of the GARNet Community podcast!

We aim to send out a short weekly podcast in which we chat to a researcher about a latest publication. These will be audio-only podcast without any associated YouTube video. Over the coming weeks we will discuss new papers with Charlotte Kirchelle at the University of Oxford, Mike Skelly at University of Edinburgh and Dana MacGregor at Rothamsted Research.

This first podcast introduces GARNet activities. Please spread the word https://s.w.org/images/core/emoji/12.0.0-1/72x72/1f642.png...

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Source: GARNet blog post
Posted date: 2019-08-16 09:13

This holiday-time edition of the GARNet research roundup begins with
two papers that include the late Ian Moore from the University of Oxford
as a co-author. The first looks at the role of RAB-A5c in the control
of cellular growth anisotropy whilst the second characterises the
Transport Protein Particle II (TRAPPII) complex.

The third paper
is a UK-wide collaboration that assesses the role of UVA signaling on
stomatal development. Next is a paper from Cambridge and the JIC that
has identified the TAF4b protein as a novel regulator of...

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Source: GARNet blog post
Posted date: 2019-07-26 01:49

This summer-time-reading bumper edition of the GARNet Research Roundup begins with two papers from the University of Sheffield that each use advanced imaging techniques. Firstly Andrew Fleming’s group leads a study on the link between stomatal function and mesophyll space morphology. Second is a study from Matthew Johnson’s group that looks at the dynamic arrangement of thylakoid stacks.

Next are two papers that include Alison Smith from the JIC as a corresponding author. The first also includes Vasilios Andriotis from the University of Newcastle and...

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Source: GARNet blog post
Posted date: 2019-07-05 05:29

This edition of the GARNet research roundup begins with a study from the University Leicester that investigates the rate of selection of genes expressed in Arabidopsis pollen.

The second and third papers focus on the function of members of the AP2 family of transcription factors. Sarah McKim’s lab in Dundee characterizes the role of APETALA2 during barley stem elongation whilst the other paper investigates the function of the Arabidopsis PUCHI gene and includes co-authors from the University of Nottingham.

The fourth paper is from Lars Ostergaard’s lab at the John...

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Source: GARNet blog post
Posted date: 2019-06-12 08:31

In another big edition of the GARNet Research Roundup we cover many
different areas of research that utilise a varied group of experimental
organisms!

The first paper from the Feng lab at the John Innes
Centre performs an assessment of the factors influencing heterochromatin
activity in sperm companion cells. Second is work from the JIC and
Cardiff University that looks at the role of an auxin minima during
fruit valve margin differentiation.

The next two papers have
authors from Edinburgh. Firstly the McCormick lab has developed a...

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Source: GARNet blog post
Posted date: 2019-05-28 05:57

This bumper edition of the GARNet research roundup begins with a set
of papers from the John Innes Centre. Anne Osbourn’s group is involved
with two papers; firstly they discover how altering metabolic networks
in the Arabidopsis root can cause changes in the associated microbiota.
Second they characterise the role of a light-induced transcription
factor in Artemisia. Next Caroline Dean’s group leads a global
consortium that investigates the role of liquid-liquid phase separation
in the formation of nuclear bodies. The final paper from the JIC is...

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Source: GARNet blog post
Posted date: 2019-04-29 05:00

This edition of the GARNet research roundup features fundamental plant science research conducted in a range of experimental organisms. Firstly Liam Dolan’s lab in Oxford looks at the function of bHLHs proteins in cell differentiation across land plant evolution. Secondly Anthony Hall’s group at the Earlham Institute have identified a novel RecQ helicase involved in work exclusively conducted in wheat. Thirdly researchers from Nottingham work with Arabidopsis to characterise an EXPANSIN protein essential for lateral root development.

The fourth paper is the first of two that look...

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Source: GARNet blog post
Posted date: 2019-04-11 06:28

This edition of the GARNet Research Roundup is led by two papers from John Christie’s lab at the University of Glasgow. First is a study that looks at the function of the NPH3 protein during phototropism whilst the second paper is a collaboration with Mike Blatt’s group and has used an synthetic biology approach to increase plant biomass by altering stomatal conductance.

Third is a paper from the University Dundee and James Hutton Institute that looks at the extent of alternative splicing of long non-coding RNAs in response to cold stress.

The fourth paper is from...

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