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New UMass Amherst, Stanford research identifies plant cell wall-sensing mechanism


February 15, 2018

How cells sense their physical state and compensate for cell wall damage is poorly understood, say authors led by Alice Cheung of the University of Massachusetts (UMass) Amherst and collaborator José Dinneny of the Carnegie Institute for Science and Stanford University. Their analysis of plants exposed to salt stress offers the first experimental evidence and molecular mechanisms showing how FERONIA is essential for the cellular responses that ensure survival under high salinity. Full Story

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University of Massachusetts Amherst

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