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Fast-growing plants linked to low defence

April 11, 2012
SciDev.Net - Feb 9, 2011    Breeding plants for faster growth and higher yield will lead to a generation of crops vulnerable to pests and disease, according to a new study that reveals the traits to be genetically linked. By using 'knockout' mutations, researche

UC Davis scientists clone plants as seeds

April 11, 2012
Daily Democrat - Feb 22, 2011    Plants have for the first time been cloned as seeds. The research by a UC Davis plant scientists and their international collaborators, published in the journal Science, is a major step toward making hybrid crop plants that can retain fa

Keeping immunity in check

April 11, 2012
The Scientist - Jun 16, 2011    After a plant has detected and destroyed invading bacteria, its innate immune system must be turned off to prevent a prolonged immune response from damaging the plant’s tissues. This downregulation of the immune system in Arabidopsi

New Program Boosts Support for Plant Scientists at Critical Time

April 11, 2012
HHMI News - Jun 16, 2011     The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation (GBMF) have selected 15 of the nation’s most innovative plant scientists to join a new initiative that boosts much needed funding for fundamental

NC State research to be onboard Friday's shuttle launch

April 11, 2012 - Jul 8, 2011     The flight of Atlantis Friday morning marks the end of an era, with NASA's shuttle program coming to an end, and North Carolina State University is playing a big part in the mission. The University is conducting an important biologic