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Dan Chitwood, Ph.D.

Research in Chitwood Lab focuses on creating a comprehensive theory of plant morphology, accounting for cellular, developmental, evolutionary, genetic, and environmental factors affecting the plant form in both land plants and the green algae.

Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Scientists crack the genetic code determining leaf shape in cotton

Discovery opens the door to producing cotton varieties ideally suited for agriculture
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Wednesday, 05 October 2016

$4.6 Million NSF Grant Will Help Missouri-Led Team Study Grafting as a Way to Adapt Crops to Climate Change

Missouri collaboration focuses on understanding how root systems of grapevines affect the vine’s stems, leaves and fruits.
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Tuesday, 09 August 2016

Undergraduates Gain Research Experience and Insights Through Summer Internship

Scientists at the Center mentored and trained 26 students during the 11-week program.
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Monday, 25 April 2016

(Agri News) Danforth Plant Science Center Opens New Wing

The center was founded in 1998 as a not-for-profit research institute with a mission to improve the human condition through plant science and position the St. Louis region as a world center for such research.
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Friday, 19 February 2016

(Science) Plant Scientists: GM Technology is Safe

Danforth Center scientists Rebecca Bart, Noah Fahlgren and Daniel Chitwood are among the authors of the letter published in the journal Science
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Thursday, 18 February 2016

Plant Scientists: GM Technology a Safe Tool to Help Meet Food Supply Demands

More than 1,000 scientists from nonprofit, corporate, academic, and private institutions say public doubts about genetically modified food crops are hindering the next Green Revolution.
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Wednesday, 07 October 2015

Danforth Center Partners with Missouri Botanical Garden for the First Joint Fall Symposium

For the first time, the Danforth Center and Missouri Botanical Garden are partnering to host the annual Fall Symposium, From Darwin to Borlaug: Biocomplexity in Natural and Agricultural Systems
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Friday, 29 May 2015

(American Society of Plant Biologists) Leading Plant Science Society Recognizes Two Danforth Center Scientists

Congratulations to Andrea Eveland, Ph.D. and Dan Chitwood, Ph.D. on receiving these prestigious awards!
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Friday, 29 May 2015

Leading Plant Science Society Recognizes Two Danforth Center Scientists

Congratulations to Andrea Eveland, Ph.D. and Dan Chitwood, Ph.D. on receiving these prestigious awards!
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Thursday, 29 January 2015

Structure of World’s Largest Single Cell Is Reflected at the Molecular Level

Daniel Chitwood, Ph.D., assistant member, used the world’s largest single-celled organism, an aquatic alga called Caulerpa taxifolia, to study the nature of structure and form in plants. It was recently reported the results of their work in the online journal, PLOS Genetics
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Tuesday, 28 October 2014

(National Geographic) The Next Green Revolution

Modern supercrops will be a big help. But agriculture can’t be fixed by biotech alone.
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