We are tearing apart a next generation sequencing machine to scavenge parts for use in our home built automated microscopes. Follow our progress on the Illumina GAIIx teardown blog.      Click on the thumbnail above to see evidence for multiple high temperature sensing mechanisms in plants. The plant in the top movie was heated at 37 degrees, the one on the bottom was heated at 40 degrees. Note the differences in the timing and location of the responses. This work is described in Kast et al., 2013


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Lawrence, R, Kaplinsky, N. Arabidopsis Heat Shock Granules exhibit dynamic cellular behavior and can form in response to protein misfolding in the absence of elevated temperatures. microPublication Biology. 2020 10.17912/micropub.biology.000285.

Silverblatt-Buser, EW, Frick, MA, Rabeler, C, Kaplinsky, N. Genetic Interactions Between BOB1 and Multiple 26S Proteasome Subunits Suggest a Role for Proteostasis in Regulating Arabidopsis Development. G3: Genes, Genomes, Genetics. 2018 8:1379-1390.

Kudish, P, Schlag, E, Kaplinsky, N. An inquiry infused introductory biology laboratory which integrates Mendel's pea phenotypes with molecular mechanisms. Bioscene: The Journal of College Biology Teaching. 2015 41:10-15.

Kast, EJ, Nguyen, MT, Lawrence, RE, Rabeler, C, Kaplinsky, NJ. The RootScope: a simple high-throughput screening system for quantitating gene expression dynamics in plant roots. BMC Plant Biology. 2013 13:158.

Kaplinsky, NJ, Gilbert, SG, Cebra-Thomas, J, Lilleväli, K, Saare, M, Chang, EY, Edelman, HE, Frick, MA, Guan, Y, Hammond, RM, Hampilos, NH, Opoku, DSB, Sariahmed, K, Sherman, EA, Watson, R. The Embryonic Transcriptome of the Red-Eared Slider Turtle (Trachemys scripta). PLoS ONE. 2013 8(6):e66357.

Yeh, CH, Kaplinsky, NJ, Hu, C, Charng, YY. Some like it hot, some like it warm: Phenotyping to explore thermotolerance diversity. Plant Science. 2012 195:10-23.

Gu, Y, Kaplinsky, N, Bringmann, M, Cobb, A, Carroll, A, Sampathkumar, A, Baskin, TI, Persson, S, Somerville, CR. Identification of a cellulose synthase-associated protein required for cellulose biosynthesis. PNAS. 2010 107:12866-12871.

Kaplinsky, NJ. Temperature compensation of auxin dependent developmental patterning. Plant Signaling & Behavior. 2009 4(12):1157-1158.

Jurkuta, RJ, Kaplinsky, NJ, Spindel, JE, Barton, MK. Partitioning of the apical domain of the Arabidopsis embryo requires the BOBBER1 NudC domain protein. The Plant Cell. 2009 21:1957-1971.

Perez, DE, Hoyer, JS, Johnson, AI, Moody, ZR, Lopez, J, Kaplinsky, NJ. BOBBER1 is a non-canonical Arabidopsis small heat shock protein required for both development and thermotolerance. Plant Physiology. 2009 151:214-252.

Phillips, KA, Skirpan, AL, Kaplinsky, NJ, McSteen, P. Developmental disaster1: A novel mutation causing defects during vegetative and inflorescence development in maize. American Journal Of Botany. 2009 96(2):420-430.

Kaplinsky NJ, Barton MK. Plant acupuncture: sticking PINs in the right places. Science. 2004 306(5697):822-3.

Kaplinsky NJ, Freeling M. Combinatorial control of meristem identity in maize inflorescences. Development. 2003 130(6):1149-58.

Kaplinsky NJ, Braun DM, Penterman J, Goff SA, Freeling M. Utility and distribution of conserved noncoding sequences in the grasses. PNAS. 2002 99(9):6147-51.

Kaplinsky N, Braun D, Lisch D, Hay A, Hake S, Freeling M. Maize transgene results in Mexico are artefacts. Nature. 2002 416(6881):601-2.

Clement JQ, Qian L, Kaplinsky N, Wilkinson MF. The stability and fate of a spliced intron from vertebrate cells. RNA. 1999 5(2):206-20.

Kaplinsky N. Maize News Letter articles.