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Chris Topp
. The Illinois High and Low Protein maize lines have been recurrently selected for over 100 years for high, the effects 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, . The Topp lab has shown that density selected maize has a dampened inhibition to intraspecific root, several dozen high-density time series data sets during approximately two weeks of maize root growth
St. Louis Science Fair Honors Danforth Center Lab Assistant
Danforth Center part-time laboratory assistant, Ketan Jain-Poster, a senior at Clayton High School, was selected as a top ten finalist at The Academy of Science-St. Louis Science Fair Honors Division competition.
in a Popcorn x Dent Maize Genetic Cross.” Ketan’s research focused on the identification of quantitative trait loci (QTL’s) in a large population of recombinant inbred maize lines for popping traits, , and was able to map several traits to specific locations on the 10 chromosomes in the maize genome. Studies
Scientists Develop Groundnut Resistant to Aflatoxin
Discovery could reduce food waste and improve trade
groundnut, maize, cottonseed and chilly, produce these toxins which suppress the immune system, hinder, in soil for years. It infects maize and groundnut during drought and heat stress. Contamination also, , maize, chili and cottonseed pose a major threat to human and animal health,” said Dilip Shah, Ph.D., synthesis. The technology is also translatable to maize and de-oiled cakes used for animal feed
From dollar store to microbiology: Student gets his dream job
A few months ago, Kevin Cox was working at a dollar store. Today he’s a laboratory assistant at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center in Creve Coeur, Mo. – the first big step of many toward a noble career. “I see myself working at the Centers ...
proudly explained it’s a grass species related to cereal grains such as wheat, barley, oats, maize
(GenomeWeb) With Single-Molecule Sequencing, Researchers Generate Near-Complete Grass Genome
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
New study identifies promising agricultural tools for feeding the world’s hungry
In its new report, Food Security in a World of Growing Natural Resource Scarcity: The Role of Agricultural Technologies, the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) examines how 11 agricultural practices and technologies could help farmers around the world improve the sustainability of agriculture. 
could increase maize yields by 20 percent, but also irrigating the same no-till fields could increase maize yields by 67 percent in 2050. Nitrogen-use efficiency could increase rice crop yields by 22, technologies and practices could reduce food prices by up to 49 percent for maize, up to 43 percent for rice, , climate change could decrease maize yields by as much as 18 percent by 2050–making it even more difficult
Plant Pulse
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. We hope this compilation of stories and information will serve as an interesting source of information for you.
the crisis. ISAAA Releases Special Feature on Drought Tolerance in Maize ISAAA ISAAA releases "Progress in Achieving and Delivering Drought Tolerance in Maize - An Update", as a special feature
, Ph.D., Donald Danforth Plant Science Center 2:00 p.m. "Peering at fungal infection of maize, characteristics associated with biofuel production in maize" Natalia de Leon, Ph.D., University, in Arabidopsis and maize seeds” Ruthie Angelovici, Ph.D., University of Missouri 5:30 p.m. Mixer, , University of Georgia 2:00 p.m. "Pre-meiotic maize anthers: genetic and environmental control, 4:00 p.m. "The evolution of maize during early, post-domestication expansion across
Andrea Eveland
genetics and functional genomics experiments. Cross-species network comparisons with maize, sorghum, in developmental modulators. Maize is a primary model system in the lab for studying developmental genetics since, regulation and inflorescence architecture. While maize is an excellent model for developmental, resources for sorghum and Setaria to test genetic and regulatory interactions predicted from maize, of an NSF-funded Plant Genome Research Project. Insights from these studies in maize will be translated
Lab: Dr. Chris Topp Lab Project: Screening Genetic Diversity in Maize, Loci Controlling Inflorescence Architecture in Maize Laura, Project: Characterizing Root-Root Interactions in U.S. Maize: The Effects of Breeding, Mudd College Lab: Dr. Ivan Baxter Lab Project: Research on the Maize Seed, Meyers Lab Project: Functional Analysis of phasiRNA in Soybean and Maize