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Improving Crops With RNAi
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RNA interference is proving to be a valuable tools for agriculture, allowing researchers to develop pathogen-resistant and more-nutritious crops. 
Improving Crops With RNAi, An excerpt from The Scientist By Narender Nehra and Nigel Taylor, , growth, and pathogen defense long before humans began cultivating crops for their own benefit, , nutrition, and yield of crop plants. RNAi-enhanced crops have been approved for cultivation, of these crops—for example, papaya—have already reached our plates. RNAi is a particularly potent, pathogens, and RNAi-fortified crops have the potential to impact food security and economic
Oilseed Crops & Algae
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Oilseed Crops & Algae, Home, 39 North Innovation District Plan Unveiled Oilseed Crops & Algae, biofuel crops. Relevant Publications Toni Kutchan, Ph.D. The Kutchan lab enhances seed oil quality in cover crops for use as biofuels and as production, , Ph.D. The Mockler lab focuses on developing genomic resources for bioenergy crops
(The Scientist) Improving Crops with RNAi
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Nigel Taylor, senior research scientist and Narender Nehra, director of regulatory affairs in the Institute for International Crop Improvement (IICI) co-authored this article about how RNA interference is proving to be a valuable tool for agriculture, allowing researchers to develop pathogen-resistant and more-nutritious crops.
(The Scientist) Improving Crops with RNAi, RNA interference (RNAi) is the process by which small interfering RNAs (siRNAs) bind to and cleave complementary mRNA sequences, inhibiting their translation into proteins. RNAi is a particularly potent tool for fighting common crop pathogens. By simply integrating virus- or bacteria-derived DNA sequences into the plant genome, pathogen-targeting, and environmentally friendly than the use of pesticides to control pathogens, and RNAi-fortified crops have
Mother Nature Continues to Heat up Crops
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The Drought Monitor noted that the drought is starting to "take a significant toll" on food supplies. "In the primary growing states for corn and  soybeans, 22 percent of the crop is in poor or very poor condition, as  are 43 percent of the nation’s ...
Mother Nature Continues to Heat up Crops, The Drought Monitor noted that the drought is starting to "take a significant toll" on food supplies. "In the primary growing states for corn and soybeans, 22 percent of the crop is in poor or very poor condition, as are 43 percent of the nation’s pastures and rangelands and 24 percent of the sorghum crop." Read more from MSNBC here. What can be done? The St. Louis Beacon takes a look at this dry storm hitting farmers' crops
The Quest to Improve Nutritional Value in Key Crops
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Narayanan, a research manager at the Danforth Center, has built his career on studying edible crops that impact lives and improve plates.
The Quest to Improve Nutritional Value in Key Crops, Recently, a collaborative group of plant researchers led by Danforth Center scientists published a study that showed it is possible to improve cassava, a root vegetable, to be fortified with higher levels of zinc and iron. This discovery has the potential to impact many people in Africa where cassava is a staple crop. One-third, to see this technology expand into different crops and regions,” he explains. To learn more about
(The Scientist) Researchers Learn from Plant Viruses to Protect Crops
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Plants are locked in an ancient arms race with hostile viruses, but genome editing is giving crops the upper hand.
(The Scientist) Researchers Learn from Plant Viruses to Protect Crops, Plants are locked in an ancient arms race with hostile viruses, but genome editing is giving crops the upper hand. Read More , (Collection), (Collection)
New Discovery Will Enhance yield and quality of Cereal and Bioenergy Crops
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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
New Discovery Will Enhance yield and quality of Cereal and Bioenergy Crops, ST. LOUIS, MO – October, photosynthesis in plants like rice. C4 crops including maize, sorghum, switchgrass and sugarcane are able to withstand drought, heat, nitrogen and carbon dioxide limitations better than C3 crops, into crops that impact the supply of food and fuel. The Danforth Center has expanded their portfolio, and major cereal crops. Todd Mockler, Ph.D., Geraldine and Robert Virgil Distinguished
Understanding Kranz Anatomy to Help Boost Photosynthetic Efficiency in Crops
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A priority for plant scientists is to better understand the mechanisms that affect plant productivity to aid both breeding and engineering efforts aimed at increasing yield.
Understanding Kranz Anatomy to Help Boost Photosynthetic Efficiency in Crops, Carla Coelho, post, both breeding and engineering efforts aimed at increasing yield of food and energy crops. C4 crops, such as maize and sugarcane, are the most photosynthetically efficient crops in the world, responsible for the development of Kranz Anatomy in C4 species could potentially be translated into C3 crops, way. Read more about the potential of C4 bioenergy crops here and follow along with us
(AGWeb) How Resurrection Plants Could Lead to More Drought-Tolerant Crops
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Recent genome sequencing of Oropetium grass has given researchers a blueprint in distinguishing genes related to phenomenal plant resilience. 
(AGWeb) How Resurrection Plants Could Lead to More Drought-Tolerant Crops, A Lazarus heart beats, -tolerance in crops, and the effects soon could reach farmland. Scientists at the Donald Danforth, mapping the resurrection trait. “This discovery is related to all crops in agriculture,” says Robert, as a seriously promising path for crop improvement.” VanBuren isn’t seeking extreme dormancy in crops, but rather better endurance under stress. “We want to boost crops in periods where they would normally
Drought Response in Global Crops may be as Complex as Day and Night
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Pioneering study makes important advances in understanding how plants respond to water stress
Drought Response in Global Crops may be as Complex as Day and Night, ST. LOUIS, MO, August 29, 2017 – Researchers have identified a set of genes that help control early drought response in a popular, respond to water stress in order to create more drought-resilient crops. “Even before a plant shows, in Brassica rapa and potentially other crops. Statistics cited in the research indicate that, in the U.S., of the nation’s land surface suffers from low water availability. Yields for crops like corn and soybean