Tuesday, March 01, 2016
New Protein Discovered Has Potential to Keep Crops Productive
The discovery of PCH1 adds another piece to the puzzle of understanding how plants harness biological clockwork to adapt to the changing sun.
Tuesday, February 23, 2016
From Lab to Field – Improving a Major Staple Crop for Food Security
Roots & Shoot’s guest blogger discusses the process a single cell goes through from the tissue culture lab to the cassava fields.
Friday, February 19, 2016
The Plant Pulse is a feature of the Danforth Center Roots and Shoots Blog that includes a sampling of interesting stories about agriculture, the environment, food security, climate change, bioenergy, events and the impact of plant science.
Tuesday, February 09, 2016
Core Facilities to Accelerate Discovery
State-of-the-art facilities help expedite discovery.
Tuesday, February 02, 2016
Balloons Take STEM Education Above and Beyond
HAB.education co-founder, Dustin Mayfield-Jones discusses high altitude balloons and the potential impact they could have on field data collection.
Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Strategic Partnership Attracts Plant Genomics Expert to Region
Welcome to the team, Blake Meyers!
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
How Greater Understanding of Resurrection Plants Could Lead to More Drought-Tolerant Crops
Recent genome sequencing of Oropetium grass has given researchers a blueprint in distinguishing genes related to phenomenal plant resilience.
Monday, January 11, 2016
Solving Complex Problems Starts with Scientific Discovery
The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center is in pursuit of sustainable solutions to some of the most pressing global challenges of the 21st century.
Tuesday, January 05, 2016
Collaborative Project to ‘Turbocharge’ Rice and Reduce World Hunger Enters Important New Phase
The project has been described as ‘one of the great undertakings in plant sciences of the early 21st century’.
Monday, December 28, 2015
Improving Crops With RNAi
RNA interference is proving to be a valuable tools for agriculture, allowing researchers to develop pathogen-resistant and more-nutritious crops.