New paper: Plants also suffer from stress

September 14, 2015
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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 […]

Supercomputer unlocks the secrets of plant cells to create more resilient crops

May 25, 2015

Scientists from IBM Research and the Universities of Melbourne and Queensland have moved a step closer to identifying the nanostructure of cellulose – the basic structural component of plant cell walls. The insights could pave the way for more disease-resistant varieties of crops and increase the sustainability of the pulp, paper and fibre industries. Tapping […]