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Type I plasmodesmata (left) with closely apposed endoplasmic reticulum (ER) and plasma membrane (PM), and no obvious cytoplasmic sleeve. Type II plasmodesmata (right) with ER and PM spaced by tether proteins and visible cytoplasmic sleeve. Type II plasmodesmata are absent in plm mutants.

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New research team joins SLCU

Nov 13, 2020

Chris Whitewoods will join the SLCU research leadership team to head a new research group focused on understanding how plants pattern themselves in three dimensions.

New insights could help plants fortify walls against root pathogens

Sep 03, 2020

Sainsbury Laboratory Cambridge University (SLCU) researchers, as part of a multidisciplinary international team, have uncovered a mechanism controlling subtle changes to the architecture of cell walls in plant roots that bolsters their defence against Phytophthora palmivora without negatively affecting plant growth.

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