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A 3D projection of Arabidopsis flowers

A 3D projection of Arabidopsis flowers where single cell nuclei have been extracted and coloured by expression levels of ATML1 (H. Meyer).

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Marchantia polymorpha (liverwort) infected with Phytophthora palmivora.

Liverwort not infected

Marchantia polymorpha (liverwort) not infected.

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Cut through Marchantia thallus to reveal that the pathogen is limited to the top photosynthetic layer.

Marchantia infected with Phytophthora infection

Cut through Marchantia thallus to reveal that the pathogen is limited to the top photosynthetic layer

Plates of Marchantia showing healthy and infected plants

Plates of Marchantia showing healthy and infected plants

Phytophthora hyphae across top of liverwort

Phytophthora palmivora hyphae growing within air chambers in photosynthetic layer of Marchantia polymorpha (liverwort)

Phytophthora growing across thallus of Marchantia

Phytophthora palmivora hyphae growing across thallus of Marchantia polymorpha (liverwort)

Correlation between cell size and cell nuclei size in plant stem cells

The Jönsson group previously showed a correlation between cell size and cell nuclei size in plant stem cells - Top left: shoot stem cells where the membranes are marked in red and nuclei are marked in green. Top right: plot showing the size relation between cells and cell nuclei in the stem cell region [modified from Willis et al PNAS (2016)]. In this project an interdisciplinary approach will be used to investigate the connection between cell shapes, nuclear deformations and genetic activity – Bottom right: a cell removed from the tissue can be used for biophysical perturbations, microtubules are marked in green and the nuclei in purple (Formosa-Jordan, Wang, Jönsson, unpublished). Bottom right: mechanical stress patterns predicted during the initial outgrowth of a root hair from a finite element model simulation [from Krupinski et al Front Plant Sci (2016)]. A challenge of the project will be to integrate this type of model to include an effect on cell nuclei.

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May 24, 2018

Dr Edwige Moyroud has been honoured by the Linnean Society of London with the 2018 Bicentenary Medal for her discoveries on the evolution and development of nanoscale architecture in flower petals.

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