February publication update

We are happy to have contributed to a new publication that appeared in Science Advances on the February 10. This study unveils how jasmonate signaling is initiated in the korrigan1 (kor1) cellulose-deficient mutant, and multiple ways in which it can be complemented. The work was lead by Stefan Mielke in Debora Gasperini’s research group at IPB Halle.

Article: https://doi.org/10.1126/sciadv.abf0356

Catalin Voiniciuc performed the cell wall analyses, and would like to acknowledge the valuable technical assistance of Christine Wagner and Bo Yang. The Science Advances study was originally available as a pre-print:

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February also marks the release of a correction to the Voiniciuc et al. (2018) Plant Physiology study of pectin biosynthetic enzymes. Unfortunately, there was an accidental mix-up of GAUT11 and another GAUT protein expressed at the same time. Catalin would like to thank the co-authors for reporting the problem affecting Figure 5 and Supplemental Figure 4A, and repeating the experiments. The corrigendum has addressed this issue and shows that the original results and conclusions that GAUT11 is a galacturonosyltransferase (GalAT) that elongates homogalacturonan (HG) are unaffected.

Original article: https://doi.org/10.1104/pp.18.00584

Corrigendum: https://doi.org/10.1093/plphys/kiaa037

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