Interview with PI Friedrich Kragler: achievements, pandemic and science in the spotlight

Interview with PI Friedrich Kragler about first achievements, the impact of the pandemic on PLAMORF research and how Covid-19 puts scientific progress in the spotlight.

17 – 21 July 2022, PVB 2022: Plant Vascular Biology, Berlin

The sixth international conference on Plant Vascular Biology takes place in Berlin, Germany from July 17 – 21 2022

PUBLICATION: Impact of Metabolic Scion–Rootstock Interactions in Different Grapevine Tissues and Phloem Exudates

Our knowledge of graft partner interactions is very limited. We profiled the metabolome of eleven graft combination in leaves, stems, and phloem exudate from both above and below the graft union 5–6 months after grafting.

12 – 16 July 2021, PD2021: Intercellular communication and plasmodesmata in plant development and disease

The EMBO workshop 'Intercellular communication and plasmodesmata in plant development and disease' will be conducted virtually in July 2021, several PLAMORF scientist present their latest research.
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Video method paper: Methylated RNA Immunoprecipitation / Video online!

This video publication in Jove describes a method to enrich methylated RNA and identify modified transcripts (MeRIP-seq).

ANIMATION out now!

What is long-distance RNA transport in plants, and why does it matter? Find out more about this specific field of plant science in only 2 minutes in this science communication video!

PUBLICATION: A Phenotypic Search on Graft Compatibility in Grapevine

New publication: A Phenotypic Search on Graft Compatibility in Grapevine. Grafting is the most used propagation method in viticulture but is limited in practice by inconsistent graft success and difficulties in predicting graft compatibility of proposed scion–rootstock combinations.

Video method paper: Methylated RNA Immunoprecipitation Assay to Study m5C Modification in Arabidopsis.

Video method paper: Methylated RNA Immunoprecipitation Assay to Study m5C Modification in Arabidopsis. This publication in the world's leading peer-reviewed, PubMed-indexed scientific video journal describes a method to enrich for methylated RNA and identify modified transcripts (MeRIP-seq).
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PLAMORF PhD positions available!

The PhD program at Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology is currently accepting applications! Apply until the 5th Feburary 2020 to join Fritz Kraglers group and work on PLAMORF.
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Publication: m5C methylation guides systemic transport of messenger RNA over graft junctions in plants

Based on first results from PLAMORF and previous projects, this recent publication by Yang et al. from the Kragler lab in Current Biology points towards an essential role of cytosine methylation in systemic mRNA mobility in plants.