Prof Jim Beynon is Chair of the UK Plant Sciences Federation Executive Committee. Find out about the current status and future challenges of UK plant science by watching his presentation from the UK PlantSci 2014 meeting held earlier this year in York.
UK Plant Science: Current Status & Future Challenges
A BBSRC-funded team led by Prof Orkun Soyer is investigating how to use methane-producing microbes, known as methanogens, to generate renewable biofuels.
Sophie Piquerez, Alex Jones and Vardis Ntoukakis describe a protocol for the purification and characterization of plant protein complexes in the latest Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE) video. Using Nicotiana benthamiana and the tomato Prf/Pto complex as a model, they demonstrate that by immunoprecipitating a single protein within a complex, they can identify its post-translational modifications and its interacting partners.