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(St. Louis Today) Danforth Center part of biofuel study
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BY TIM BRYANTstltoday.com | Posted: Monday, July 16, 2012 4:11 pm The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center is among five recipients of a $12.1 million federal grant to develop drought-tolerant grass as a sustainable source of biofuel. Developing bi ...
with a genetic makeup similar to wheat. "Second generation" bioenergy crops can be grown on marginal lands
(GenomeWeb) With Single-Molecule Sequencing, Researchers Generate Near-Complete Grass Genome
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Using single-molecule sequencing, researchers led by the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center's Todd Mockler have generated a near-complete genome of Oropetium thomaeum, a desiccation-tolerant grass.
(GenomeWeb) With Single-Molecule Sequencing, Researchers Generate Near-Complete Grass Genome, Oropetium photo by Jan-Hendrik Keet. Using single-molecule sequencing, researchers led by the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center's Todd Mockler have generated a near-complete genome of Oropetium thomaeum, a desiccation-tolerant grass. While a number of plants have been sequenced, including grasses like maize, wheat, and barley, many of the assemblies
The Plant Pulse March 4, 2011
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The Plant Pulse is a new feature of the Danforth Center Roots and Shoots Blog that will include a sampling of interesting stories about world hunger and malnutrition, food security, climate change, biofuels, agriculture, the environment, conferences ...
Journal When the fungus overtakes a wheat stem, it rots it from the inside, collapsing the wheat
The Plant Pulse June 24, 2011
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The Plant Pulse is a feature of the Danforth Center Roots and Shoots Blog that includes a sampling of interesting stories about world hunger and malnutrition, food security, climate change, biofuels, agriculture, the environment, conferences and even ...
." Scientists Breed Wheat 'Near Immune' to Devastating Plague - The New York Times "We need that stuff," said Ronnie Coffman, the head of the Durable Rust Resistance in Wheat project at Cornell University
The Plant Pulse April 20, 2012
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Robots in need of names The St. Louis Beacon The Danforth Center is spotlighting the arrival of these robots because they represent what Mockler calls “enabling technology.” The human genome project is a result of such enabling technology. Scie ...
Science Deliver Salt-Tolerant Wheat Scientific American The hypothesis we were working on is that salinity tolerance in cereal crops, especially wheat, is related to the ability to exclude sodium
In from the Wild: Global Inventory Project Targets Wild Perennials for Food
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Agriculture is the world’s largest ecosystem and the leading cause of biodiversity loss. Dr. Allison Miller and her team want to change that through their work with perennial crops. 
for growth as food crops. Kernza or intermediate wheat grass (Thinopyruym intermedium), a perennial relative of wheat, growing at The Land Institute (Salina, KS
(The Economist) The 9 billion-people question
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A special report on feeding the world The world’s population will grow from almost 7 billion now to over 9 billion in 2050. John Parker asks if there will be enough food to go round THE 1.6-hectare (4-acre) Broadbalk field lies in the centre of ...
Lawes, described its soil as a heavy loam resting on chalk and capable of producing good wheat when, the wheat is abundant, yielding 10 tonnes a hectare, one of the highest rates in the world, experimental crop of winter wheat was sown there in the autumn of 1843, and for the past 166 years the field, , making Broadbalk a microcosm of the state of world farming. The wheat yielding a tonne a hectare, , European and American farmers get the same results. The wheat bearing 4 or 5 tonnes a hectare
A Postdoctoral Associate Explores Fungal Pathogens
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Roots & Shoots’ September Guest blogger, Kaoutar El Mounadi, Ph.D., from Dilip Shah's Lab explains her research on how to devise more effective strategies for genetic engineering of resistance to fungal and oomycete pathogens in transgenic plants and to ensure their mammalian and crop safety.
Fusarium graminearum (See figure 1), the causal agent of Fusarium Head Blight disease (FHB) on wheat, that ectopic expression of MtDef4 in transgenic wheat confers resistance to an obligate biotrophic fungal
Plant Pulse
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The Plant Pulse is a feature of the Danforth Center Roots and Shoots Blog that includes a sampling of interesting stories about world hunger and malnutrition, food security, climate change, biofuels, agriculture, the environment, conferences and events, and the impact of plant science.
reaction against it. Wheat rust: The fungal disease that threatens to destroy the world crop The Independent Scientists are warning that wheat is facing a serious threat from a fungal disease that could
(Des Moines Register) Five young Iowans who could be the next Norman Borlaug
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Staffers at the World Food Prize sometimes refer to Danforth Center summer 2012 intern, Adam Riesselman, as having the greatest potential to be the next Borlaug.
Intern. He served at the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center in El Batan, Mexico, the same research center where Borlaug made his scientific breakthroughs in breeding wheat. “I