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Discover how the Gehan laboratory is working to understand plants’ response to severe temperatures, pests and pathogens.
to stressors like viruses, pathogens, nutrient deficit, drought and temperature stress. These signatures of stress could then be used to develop screens at a lower cost,” said Gehan. STRESS TOLERANT CROPS, research focuses on how to improve plant response to temperature stress in important crops. She recognized that having to use new sets of plants for each stress tolerance test significantly slows the pace, quinoa, which provides a complete amino acid profile and is also tolerant to many stresses like
Announcing New Research to Address Global Food Security and the Sustainability of Coastal Golf Courses
The Danforth Center’s mission to improve the human condition through plant science directly translates to addressing the food security and sustainability challenges in our world.
that are already somewhat salt-tolerant such as seashore paspalum. Using genome mapping, scientists will be able to figure out the genetic puzzle piece that makes it salt tolerant. Discoveries, , such as maize or wheat. Grain sorghum is very resilient to drought and heat stress. Studying the genetic diversity in sorghum makes it a promising system for identifying stress-resistance mechanisms
US Department of Energy Awards Danforth Center 16M to Enhance Sorghum for Bioenergy
A multi-institutional research effort aims to optimize photosynthesis and water use efficiency
Institute for Renewable Fuels at the Danforth Center. This project aims to deliver stress-tolerant, worldwide. Sorghum is very resilient to drought and heat stress. Natural genetic diversity in sorghum makes it a promising system for identifying stress-resistance mechanisms in grasses that may have
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. 
percent, but irrigation increased the yields by another 21 percent. Heat-tolerant varieties, -use efficiency, heat-tolerant crops, and crop protection from weeds, insects, and diseases, environments, respond to stress and produce energy-rich molecules. The Center’s programs look
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developmental and stress networks, and translating across grasses. The latter include orphan grain crops, stress on developmental networks. The Eveland lab is also interested in how and to what extent developmental networks intersect abiotic stress response networks. Drought stress has devastating impacts, of underlying developmental programs to drought stress at the transcriptional level, and how natural, from these studies in maize will be translated to other grain crops, for example, drought-tolerant
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in understanding how plants respond to water stress Read More Thursday, 20 April, Lead to More Drought-Tolerant Crops Recent genome sequencing of Oropetium grass, Todd Mockler have generated a near-complete genome of Oropetium thomaeum, a desiccation-tolerant, Scientists Sequence Drought Tolerant Grass Using Single Molecule Real-Time Sequencing
(BiofuelsDigest) Yabba Dabba Rabba Dopsis: A coming revolution in crop yields during times of drought?
Jim Lane | July 25, 2012 Can new computational power, souped-up genetic knowledge and fresh algorithms usher in a new era in crop yields, and resistance to disease and drought? Will a new model plant revolutionize energy grasses and food crops, and ...
investing quite heavily, in next-generation, drought tolerant crops, especially as we push production onto, . Drought is the most abiotic stress that will affect their bottom line.” So, where are the drought, , as a total system, when it comes to system-wide responses such as the stress response to drought, , a drought-tolerant corn, with 10,000 acres plamnted in a trial this year (and excellent conditions, conferring the stress-resistant trait. But, once the one-hit wonder works or does not, it’s right
(St. Louis Beacon) For farmers dealing with early drought, all bets are off
In Science, By Nick Fandos, Beacon intern - July 11, 2012 Commercial agriculture is a gamble, and farmers spend most of the year hedging their bets. In Missouri and Illinois, that means deciding when to plant, how much seed to put down, what propo ...
at the Danforth Plant Science Center, said any stress on the plant at this critical development stage, . For farmers who planted drought-tolerant corn seed, yields may be even higher. Those plants, resources and more adept at regulating photosynthesis. Drought-tolerant seed can lead to higher
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about how photosynthesis in plants/algae responds to abiotic stresses, especially heat stress. Her, photosynthesis, making C4 plants more tolerant of high temperature stresses. In her free time, Sarah enjoys, the effects of heat stress on Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. James sails, mountain bikes, camps and climbs
-tolerant grasses via sequencing of Fonio (Digitaria exilis) and yeast transformation with LEA genes from, James Eckhardt, Gustavus Adolphus College Dr. Ru Zhang Lab Light and Dark Heat Stress