We are delighted that Pietro’s artistic root cross sections were chosen as the cover for the September 2017 issue of Plant & Cell Physiology! They illustrate his article on the role of the BIG BROTHER gene in root development, published in the same issue.
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…).
A root growth QTL gone astray is a germination QTL:
Amélia Amiguet-Vercher, Luca Santuari, Miguel Gonzalez-Guzman, Stephen Depuydt, Pedro L. Rodriguez and Christian S. Hardtke (2014): The IBO germination QTL encodes a phosphatase 2C-related variant with a non-synonymous amino acid change that interferes with abscisic acid signaling. New Phytologist, doi:10.1111/nph.13225.
Movie of slides with voiceover of Christian’s talk at the IPGSA meeting 2013 about our Brachypodium work, published that day:
David Pacheco-Villalobos, Martial Sankar, Karin Ljung and Christian S. Hardtke (2013): Disturbed local auxin homeostasis enhances cellular anisotropy and reveals alternative wiring of auxin-ethylene crosstalk in Brachypodium distachyon seminal roots. PLoS Genetics, doi:10.1371/journal.pgen.1003564.