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  • John Carr, University of Cambridge
  • Z. Jeffrey Chen, University of Texas at Austin
  • Elizabeth Jean Finnegan, CSIRO
  • Csaba Koncz, Max-Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research
  • Jim Leebens-Mack, University of Georgia
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  • Kay Schneitz, Technische Universität München

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    Cellulose bundles at super-resolution

    A combination of direct stochastic optical reconstruction microscopy (dSTORM) and total internal reflection fluorescence (TIRF) microscopy allows the first super-resolution images of cellulose bundles in the plant cell wall.

    BMC Plant Biology 2013, 13:226
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    Camptothecin-induced endonuclease in maize

    A newly identified Ca2+/Mg2+-dependent endonuclease named CaMNUC32 is induced by the topoisomerase I inhibitor camptothecin in maize cultured cells, is inhibited by Zn2+ and EDTA, and cleaves both single- and double-stranded DNA.

    BMC Plant Biology 2013, 13:186
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