Congratulations, Nikolaj!

A great story from the lab of Katharina Markmann (Tübingen, Germany) was just published in Science this week. Nikolaj Abel, PhD student in our team and co-author on the paper, contributed experiments as an MSc student to this work, where they demonstrate that miR2111 regulates the symbiotic repressor TOO MUCH LOVE. It functions as a…

Paper accepted

Have a look at our newest review on “Commonalities and differences in controlling multipartite intracellular infections of legume roots by symbiotic microbes” which is now online at Plant & Cell Physiology. In this review we discuss different regulatory layers that control the co-existence of symbiotic microbes in the same root system. Reference: Lace B, Ott…

New contribution from our lab

Have a look at the new manuscript by the lab of Marco Trujillo (IPB Halle) on the regulation of exocyst Exo70B2 function, which has just been made available on the bioRxiv pre-print server. We were happy to contribute some imaging and image analysis to it. We wish good luck for submission process and hope for…

Yet another contribution of our EM unit

We analyzed plastid structures from a crystal-forming Arabidopsis thaliana PHYTOENE SYNTHASE -overexpressing line by transmission electron microscopy. These roots were shown to accumulate similarly high carotenoid levels like callus. Ultrastructural analysis revealed plastid-localized membrane remnants exclusively in the carotenoid-accumulating line, while these structures were absent in WT roots. Read more in: Schaub P, Rodriguez-Franco M,…

New contribution of our EM unit

In a recent publication in PNAS the group of Sonja Albers from the University of Freiburg demonstrates that the archaeal CheY protein shares the overall structure and mechanism of magnesium-dependent phosphorylation with its bacterial counterpart. Furthermore they show that phosphorylation-dependent activation, and conserved residues in the archaeal CheY helix α4, are important for interaction with…

New findings from our lab on bioRxiv

We have just released our newest dataset on the bioRxiv pre-print server. In this manuscript we report that the remorin SYMREM1 is required and sufficient to recruit and stabilize the Medicago truncatula entry receptor LYK3 in membrane nanodomains in a FLOTILLIN 4-dependent manner. These findings provide the molecular mechanism of SYMREM1 and demonstrate genetically that…