New research from our lab in collaboration with Ruediger Simon’s group at Heinrich-Heine University Duesseldorf, Germany, suggests that the enigmatic OPS protein interferes with CLE45 signaling by directly disturbing the interactions of CLE45 receptor components. Highlighting the exquisitely quantitative aspect of OPS action, a genetic game combining higher or lower OPS activity with higher or lower CLE45 pathway activity demonstrates the in vivo relevance of our findings. Find the full paper published Open Access here.
Gymnosperms, angiosperms, sieve cells, sieve elements….what the heck? No more confusion, as of 2018, every lab member has to learn this 2nd splendid proto-limerick by heart, in addition to the “Ode to the tracheary elements” of course.
The icing on the cake for our CLERK publication in Development: the cover! An artistic arrangement of root tips created by Pauline.
Pietro’s paper on the underground role of the BIG BROTHER gene in organ size restriction published!
Especially if it ends up in a publication. Latest from our lab & collaborators highlights CLE peptide receptor action in the root protophloem (and also cautions against background mutations…).