One of the papers selected for a Cozzarelli Prize
by Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
(PNAS) features plant science and includes several ASPB members among its authors.
The annual award acknowledges recently published papers that reflect scientific excellence and originality. The award was established in 2005 and named the Cozzarelli Prize in 2007 to honor late PNAS Editor-in-Chief Nicholas R. Cozzarelli.
The honored paper by Song et al.
describes the mechanism of arsenic tolerance in Arabidopsis.
Papers selected for the Cozzarelli Prize are chosen from more than 3,700 research articles published by PNAS in 2010 and represent the six broadly defined classes under which the National Academy of Sciences is organized.
Two of the paper's coauthors, Won-Yong Song and Jiyoung Park, were also interviewed
as part of Science Sessions
, PNAS's podcast program.
Citation: Won-Yong Song, Jiyoung Park, David G. Mendoza-Cózatl, Marianne Suter-Grotemeyer, Donghwan Shim, Stefan Hörtensteiner, Markus Geisler, Barbara Weder, Philip A. Rea, Doris Rentsch, Julian I. Schroeder, Youngsook Lee, and Enrico Martinoia. (2011). Arsenic tolerance in Arabidopsis is mediated by two ABCC-type phytochelatin transporters. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 107: 21187-21192.