As a baby seedling emerges from the depths of the soil, it faces a challenge: gravity’s downward push. To succeed, the plant must sense the force, then push upward with an even greater force. Visible growth is proof that the seedling has won against the force of gravity.
Using 3D mapping, researchers uncover a process that has stymied mechanobiology
Dixit lab finds motor proteins that create more stable tracks to deliver much-needed materials
Molecular brakemen keep transporter proteins in check until it’s their turn to move