Zhi Chang Chen, Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, China

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Latest Research

  • Letter |

    Short interfering RNA (siRNA) can silence genes in neighbouring and distant plant cells. The authors show that transgenes, endogenous genes and viruses are silenced through the movement of free primary siRNA duplexes, which are progressively diluted and simultaneously selectively depleted during this process.

    • Emanuel A. Devers
    • , Christopher A. Brosnan
    • , Alexis Sarazin
    • , Daniele Albertini
    • , Andrea C. Amsler
    • , Florian Brioudes
    • , Pauline E. Jullien
    • , Peiqi Lim
    • , Gregory Schott
    •  & Olivier Voinnet
  • Article |

    The nuclear envelope (NE) separates the nucleoplasm from the cytoplasm in all eukaryotic cells. The plant NE displays a similar structure but different protein compositions compared with the animal NE. Here the researchers identify ~200 protein candidates that reside in the NE of Arabidopsis cells. Among the candidates, they characterize a critical protein that is associated with the nuclear pore complex.

    • Yu Tang
    • , Aobo Huang
    •  & Yangnan Gu
  • Brief Communication |

    This study developed a user-friendly genome editing system that can efficiently conditionally knock out target genes in a temporally inducible and cell-type-specific manner.

    • Xin Wang
    • , Lingling Ye
    • , Munan Lyu
    • , Robertas Ursache
    • , Ari Löytynoja
    •  & Ari Pekka Mähönen

News & Comment

  • News & Views |

    Identifying protein components of the nuclear envelope is a slow and challenging process. Now a proximity labelling technique adapted for plants reveals novel protein components in this under-researched membrane.

    • Katja Graumann
    •  & David E. Evans
  • News & Views |

    A negative-strand RNA virus is engineered to express both CRISPR-associated protein 9 (Cas9) and single-guide RNAs, enabling gene editing as the virus infects the plant.

    • Savithramma P. Dinesh-Kumar
    •  & Daniel F. Voytas
  • Viewpoint |

    A geographically diverse group of 29 ethnobiologists addresses three common themes in response to the COVID-19 global health crisis: impact on local communities, future interactions between researchers and communities, and new (or renewed) conceptual and/or applied research priorities for ethnobiology.

    • Ina Vandebroek
    • , Andrea Pieroni
    • , John Richard Stepp
    • , Natalia Hanazaki
    • , Ana Ladio
    • , Rômulo Romeu Nóbrega Alves
    • , David Picking
    • , Rupika Delgoda
    • , Alfred Maroyi
    • , Tinde van Andel
    • , Cassandra L. Quave
    • , Narel Y. Paniagua-Zambrana
    • , Rainer W. Bussmann
    • , Guillaume Odonne
    • , Arshad Mehmood Abbasi
    • , Ulysses Paulino Albuquerque
    • , Janelle Baker
    • , Susan Kutz
    • , Shrabya Timsina
    • , Masayoshi Shigeta
    • , Tacyana Pereira Ribeiro Oliveira
    • , Julio A. Hurrell
    • , Patricia M. Arenas
    • , Jeremias P. Puentes
    • , Jean Hugé
    • , Yeter Yeşil
    • , Laurent Jean Pierre
    • , Temesgen Magule Olango
    •  & Farid Dahdouh-Guebas

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