New paper: Regulation of Meristem Morphogenesis by Cell Wall Synthases in Arabidopsis

May 20, 2016
Filed under: Media,New Publications,News — Tags: , , , — Stav Manafis @ 1:06 pm

ARC Centre of Excellence in Plant Cell Walls‘ scientists have mapped changes in composition of plant cell walls over space and time, providing new insights into the development and growth of all plants. A paper titled Regulation of Meristem Morphogenesis by Cell Wall Synthases in Arabidopsis which is published in the journal Current Biology, characterises […]

Centre success in recent ARC Linkage round

May 11, 2016

Prof. Vincent Bulone, Prof. Mike Gidley and A/Prof. Jason Stokes have recently been awarded Linkage Grants for 2016. The three independent projects, worth $1.71 million over 3 years, build on work produced in the CoE. Prof. Bulone’s project continues an existing collaboration with Carlsberg Breweries, and brings in new partners Coopers Brewery and La Trobe […]

Special Feature – Biofuels in SA

December 7, 2015

SA’s biggest newspaper, The Advertiser, recorded and produced a special feature on biofuels in SA. The video and article stars SA node leader Associate Professor Rachel Burton, with help in the lab from PhD student Kendall Corbin. In the article, Associate Professor Burton discusses the use of Agave and grape marc in biofuels and how […]

A better source for biofuel?

October 7, 2015

Researchers at the Centre have showed that the agave plant, best known for producing tequila in Mexico, could produce up to 15,000 litres per hectare a year of biofuel ̶ and it grows on marginal land under low rainfall conditions. The paper, titled “Prospecting for Energy-Rich Renewable Raw Materials: Agave Leaf Case Study” published in the journal […]

New paper: Plants also suffer from stress

September 14, 2015
Filed under: New Publications — Tags: , , , , , , — Emma Drew @ 3:19 pm

Professor Staffan Persson, affiliated with the Melbourne node of the Centre, has recently had a paper published in the journal Cell. The paper titled, “A Mechanism for Sustained Cellulose Synthesis during Salt Stress,” discusses how the team identified a protein family that helps plants to grow on salt, and outlined a mechanism for how these proteins aid […]

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