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    Peptide-mediated Targeting of Nanoparticles with Chemical Cargoes to Chloroplasts in Arabidopsis Plants
    Authors:  Israel Santana, Peiguang Hu, Su-Ji Jeon, Chris Castillo, Hann Tu and Juan Pablo Giraldo, date: 06/20/2021, view: 955, Q&A: 0

    Plant nanobiotechnology is a flourishing field that uses nanomaterials to study and engineer plant function. Applications of nanotechnology in plants have great potential as tools for improving crop yield, tolerance to disease and environmental

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    A Pulse–chase EdU Method for Detection of Cell Division Orientation in Arabidopsis and Juncus prismatocarpus Leaf Primordia
    Authors:  Xiaofeng Yin and Hirokazu Tsukaya, date: 01/05/2021, view: 1092, Q&A: 0
    In plants, the morphological diversity of leaves is largely determined by cell division, especially cell division orientation. Whereas cell division itself is easily monitored, the detection and quantification of cell division orientation are ...
    Lipid Droplet Isolation from Arabidopsis thaliana Leaves
    Authors:  Yovanny Izquierdo, Rubén Fernández-Santos, Tomás Cascón and Carmen Castresana, date: 12/20/2020, view: 1298, Q&A: 0

    Lipid droplets (LDs) are neutral lipid aggregates surrounded by a phospholipid monolayer and specific proteins. In plants, they play a key role as energy source after seed germination, but are also formed in vegetative tissues in response to

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    Optimize Highly Efficient Genetic Transformation Method of Spring Wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) Cultivars Using Mature Embryo
    Authors:  Dongjin Kim and Megan Hager, date: 11/20/2020, view: 959, Q&A: 0
    Genetic engineering is a powerful tool to develop desired traits in crop plants to make the crops suitable for future demand and changing environments. For the genetic engineering of wheat cultivars, the development of efficient transformation and ...
    Acidified Blue Ink-staining Procedure for the Observation of Fungal Structures Inside Roots of Two Disparate Plant Lineages
    Authors:  Jill Kowal, Elena Arrigoni and Sophie Lane, date: 10/20/2020, view: 1311, Q&A: 0
    Identifying microscopic mycorrhizal fungal structures in roots, i.e., hyphae, vesicles and arbuscules, requires root staining procedures that are often time consuming and involves chemicals known to present health risks from exposure. By ...
    Multitarget Immunohistochemistry for Confocal and Super-resolution Imaging of Plant Cell Wall Polysaccharides
    Authors:  Kalina T. Haas, Methieu Rivière, Raymond Wightman and Alexis Peaucelle, date: 10/05/2020, view: 2505, Q&A: 0
    The plant cell wall (PCW) is a pecto-cellulosic extracellular matrix that envelopes the plant cell. By integrating extra-and intra-cellular cues, PCW mediates a plethora of essential physiological functions. Notably, it permits controlled and ...
    Preparing Immunolocalization Slides of Maize Meiotic Chromosomes for Three-dimensional Microscopy
    Authors:  Qian Du and Wojciech P. Pawlowski, date: 07/20/2020, view: 1018, Q&A: 0
    The protocol provides fully detailed steps for preparing microscopic slides of acrylamide-embedded maize meiotic cells. This method is particularly useful for examining chromatin structure and chromosome arrangement without destroying the ...
    Live Cell Imaging of Male Meiosis in Arabidopsis by a Landmark-based System
    Live cell imaging has tremendously promoted our understanding of cellular and subcellular processes such as cell division. Here, we present a step-by-step protocol for a robust and easy-to-use live cell imaging approach to study male meiosis in the ...
    Toluidine Blue O Staining of Paraffin-Sectioned Maize Tissue
    Authors:  Josh Strable, Jeffrey R. Yen, Michael J. Scanlon and Anne W. Sylvester, date: 05/05/2020, view: 2133, Q&A: 0
    Histology incorporates microtechnique, the preparation of living material for observation and microscopy to study the anatomy of cells, tissues and organs. Interpreting histological patterns in a specimen may help to correlate form and function at ...
    Chiasma Counting in Maize Male Meiocytes
    Authors:  Gaganpreet K. Sidhu and Wojciech P. Pawlowski, date: 05/05/2020, view: 1593, Q&A: 0
    This protocol combines a classical chromosome spreading technique with 3-dimensional image reconstruction for visualization of bivalent configurations during meiosis to aid chiasma counting.



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