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(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.
resistance and nutritional value), cassava (for virus resistance), sweet potato (for weevil resistance), cotton ( for boll worm resistance and herbicide tolerance), maize (for drought resistance), rice (for nitrogen efficiency), and Irish potato (for late blight disease resistance). Read more here, as well as drought, pest and disease tolerance. The most adopted trait is that of herbicide tolerance
(St. Louis Today) Danforth Center part of biofuel study
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 ...
generation of bioenergy crops will need to be bred for drought resistance and other traits to make them, (St. Louis Today) Danforth Center part of biofuel study, BY TIM BRYANT stltoday.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 bioenergy grasses with the desirable traits needed for large-scale production requires
Drought Response in Global Crops may be as Complex as Day and Night
Pioneering study makes important advances in understanding how plants respond to water stress
strongly to water conditions. This, in turn, could lead to creating greater drought resistance, the changes that create drought response they can help plant breeders improve drought resistance, 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, changes in gene networks in a crop plant and physiological changes associated with drought stress,” said
Discover the features of the new growth chambers
scientists secure major grant funding for research on drought resistance in major crops as well, in these important crops • Auto-irrigation in each chamber for superior drought testing capacity
Meet the 2019 William H. Danforth Plant Science Fellow
Suresh Pokhrel grew up on his family’s farm in Nepal, and now he is using his passion for agriculture to study the analysis of small RNAs in plants in Dr. Blake Meyer’s Lab at the Danforth Center.
in these crops, the work of hybridizing for drought- and disease-resistance will be greatly accelerated, focused on improving resistance to rice blast for which he received an outstanding graduate student
Preserving and Renewing the Environment
Native Landscapes Preserving Diversity
for the identification of genes and traits associated with drought and heat resistance,” said Michael McKain, . Prairie grasses are hardy plants that tolerate drought and heat. They also have deep roots that store
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.
the productivity of crops. Drought Could Drain More Than Brazil’s Coffee Cup NPR Recent drought, that is used as a tool to insert genes into plants to produce traits such as resistance to pests, diseases
International Collaboration Receives Grant to Advance Improvements in Cassava Harvests and Nutrition for Smallholder Families in Sub-Saharan Africa
Virus-resistant and nutritionally-enhanced Cassava for Africa.
. It grows well in conditions of drought and low soil fertility prevalent in many African countries, two products. The first will be East African cassava varieties with resistance to both Cassava Mosaic, variety with elevated levels of iron and zinc for improved nutrition, as well as disease resistance, strong and stable resistance to CBSD in cassava, validated over four field trials and multiple
Danforth Center Receives $1.5 Million Grant to Accelerate the Development of Clean Energy Technologies
As part of a joint DOE-USDA program, Danforth Center researchers, were awarded funding for a $1.5 million project to understand physiologic responses of bioenergy grasses to environmental changes
such as drought resistance are the result of complex interactions between a plant’s genome, , to analyze the gene regulatory networks underlying drought stress responses. Specifically, they will identify and characterize the functional features of the genome associated with drought responses
Leading St. Louis Plant Biology Institutions Partner for First Joint Fall Symposium
Welcome to the Danforth Center and Missouri Botanical Garden's first joint Fall Symposium titled From Darwin to Borlaug: Biocomplexity in Natural and Agricultural Systems
breeding and genetic diversity to improve yield and disease resistance in crops. Along, research projects to explore plant responses to salt, drought, cold, insect attack and ozone pollution