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Understanding Root Growth and Physiology
The genetic basis of root system architecture (RSA)
. The useful resource for discovering genes, the Illinois High and Low Protein maize lines have, of long-term adaptation to high planting density on maize root-root interactions. A primary factor driving the approximately 8-fold increase in US maize production over the past 80 years has been, laboratory has shown that density selected maize has a dampened inhibition to intraspecific root
2017 William H. Danforth Plant Science Scholar Recipient
The Fellowship enables talented young scientists to pursue careers in this critically important field. 
that dictate root system architecture in maize (Zea mays). “Adam strikes an exceptional balance, of maize. Bray’s project leverages the genetic resources and breeding expertise of Sherry Flint-Garcia, maize lines adapted to drought prone regions of the world to explore RSA response to drought, genetic components of maize RSA in water scarce environments,” said Bray. “This work will not only provide
Meet 13th Annual Fall Symposium Speakers
Dr. Patrick Schnable, Baker Professor of Agronomy; Director, Center for Plant Genomics, Iowa State University Founding Director, Center for Plant Genomics will be addressing the topic “The maize genome: New complexities and opportunities,” next wee ...
Genomics will be addressing the topic “The maize genome: New complexities and opportunities,” next week, investigations have been wide-ranging. Recently he was the co-lead author on the maize genome, -sequencing of six additional maize haplotypes. Schnable serves as an associate editor for PLoS, -complete sequence of the maize inbred B73 utilized a minimal tiling path of approximately 16,000
(Daily Monitor) Counting Potential Benefits of Biotechnology to Uganda
In crop agriculture, genetic modification (GM) technology has been used to improve appearance, taste, nutritional quality as well as drought, pest and disease tolerance.
), cotton ( for boll worm resistance and herbicide tolerance), maize (for drought resistance), rice
New Discovery Will Enhance yield and quality of Cereal and Bioenergy Crops
A team of scientists led by Thomas Brutnell, Ph.D., have developed a new way of identifying genes that are important for photosynthesis in maize, and in rice
way of identifying genes that are important for photosynthesis in maize, and in rice. Their research, and C3 photosynthesis in developing leaves of maize and rice,” on October 12, 2014 in Nature, photosynthesis traits in plants like maize to C3 photosynthesis in plants like rice. C4 crops including maize
Cell Structure
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National Science Foundation Funds Multi-Institutional Project to Improve Harvests of One of the Most Important Crops in U.S. Agriculture
Danforth Center Receives $3.4M to Improve Maize Architecture
of maize. The project led by Andrea Eveland, Ph.D., assistant member at the Danforth Center, manipulating plant architecture traits in maize that enhance yield potential. The collaborative project, and fuel demands of a growing population. Maize is a cereal crop with the highest dollar value in the U.S. and abroad. Maize yields have increased eight-fold in the past century due largely, -bearing panicle improves seed set, grain fill and harvestability. In maize, genes that control leaf
What Roots Can Tell Us About Sustainable Agriculture
Guest blogger, Hallie Thompson discusses how more efficient root systems can impact soil health and the sustainability of crops. 
background to study the anatomical, morphological and physiological responses of maize roots to drought, on the response of maize to water deficits in both the lab and field settings. As maize develops, observe the nodal (adult) root system of maize growing under water deficit conditions using a rainout, which can be utilized in producing more drought-resilient lines of corn. Ideally, maize will be able, in context, and there is no simple answer. Maize from BREC with the second whorl of nodal roots
(Biotechniques) Plants in the CRISPR
Blake Meyers of the Danforth Center has been using CRISPR to introduce single-nucleotide changes in plant microRNAs in Arabidopsis. 
(Biotechniques) Plants in the CRISPR, Blake Meyers of the Danforth Center has been using CRISPR to introduce single-nucleotide changes in plant microRNAs in Arabidopsis. “It gives us a very powerful tool to make very small changes, kind of what we might think of as subtle changes that can have dramatic effects on processing,” he says. He’s also been collaborating on a project with Yang where they’ve been looking at the impact of cutting out 70-kilobase chunks of the maize genome, which they can
Danforth Center Scientists Discover Gene that Influences Grain Yield
Deep sequencing impacts food and bioenergy crops
that could be crucial to improving food crops like maize.” The grass Setaria has been proposed, a homologous gene in maize played a similar role. “Identifying this new player in panicle, Brutnell. “For instance, maize breeding has selected for reduced male panicles, also known as tassels, influences panicle architecture in Setaria and maize, we have expanded the tool box for breeders