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75 Years of Plant Physiology

Natasha Raikhel nraikhel at pilot.msu.edu
Wed Nov 8 17:46:23 EST 2000

Dear Colleagues,

In Celebration of 75 Years of Plant Physiology, A Special Plenary 
Symposium:"Plant Physiology 2000 and Beyond: Breaking the Mold" 
Monday, July 23, 2001, at 8:00 a.m.

This symposium will be a highlight of the ASPP meeting in Providence, 
Rhode Island (July 21-25, 2001). The Symposium will feature a variety 
of topics ranging from the whole plant to plant pathology, genomes, 
and signal transduction. Topics were selected to showcase the breadth 
and excellence of Plant Physiology. The speakers, all of whom are 
members of the Plant Physiology Editorial Board, will present broad 
views and implications of their respective areas of science. We hope 
that you will be able to attend this anniversary celebration, 
organized by Natasha Raikhel. Symposium speakers have offered the 
following tentative titles:

Frederick Ausubel, "Molecular genetics of host-pathogen interactions"

Vicki Chandler, "Epigenetic control of gene regulation "

Karl Oparka, "Phloem transport and unloading of systemic 
macromolecules and signals"

Susan Wessler, "Recent and massive restructuring of grass genomes by 
transposable elements"

Joanne Chory, "Light, brassinosteroids, and Arabidopsis development"

1. ASPP invites all who attend the Symposium to a reception 
immediately following the Symposium.

2. A special section of Conceptual Breakthroughs in Plant Biology, 
comprising 42 solicited articles, will be published in the 
Anniversary Issue of Plant Physiology in January 2001; these will be 
published together as a separate book, which will be available for 
sale during the reception at $25.00 each. This is a very nice gift 
for anyone who cares about plant biology!

3. During 2000 and 2001, Plant Physiology has published and will 
continue to publish several articles in the Editor's Choice section 
devoted to GMO, Biotechnology, food, and ecology issues. We have 
solicited these articles from eminent scientists with the idea of 
demonstrating clearly where Plant Physiology stands on these issues 
and providing our readership with ample resources to educate 
themselves and others. These articles, too, will be bound together in 
a booklet called "Genetically Modified Crops: What do the Scientists 
Say?" This volume will also be available during the reception at 
$2.00 each.

The Editorial Board of Plant Physiology hope very much that all of 
you will mark your calendars and plan to attend our 75th Anniversary 
Symposium. We are very much looking forward to seeing you there.

Best wishes,

Natasha Raikhel
Editor-in-Chief, Plant Physiology
MSU-DOE Plant Research Laboratory
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824-1312 USA
Phone: (517) 353-3518
Fax: (517) 432-9560
e-mail: nraikhel at msu.edu

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