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16th Annual Fall Symposium Creates Excitement About Microbes
This year’s event was very social on Twitter by using the hashtag #MacroOfMicro and having the ability to access an online social media directory.
16th Annual Fall Symposium Creates Excitement About Microbes, The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center’s 16th annual Fall Symposium took place last week. More than 300 attendees came to the Center to listen and learn more about the theme of this year’s event, Macroinfluence of Microogranisms: Host-Microbe Interactions and Inspired Technologies. The symposium highlighted animal and plant pathogens, commensal microorganisms, microbiome scale investigations as well as research on the plethora
(St. Louis Business Journal) Danforth Center Team Wins Share of $13.5 Million Bioenergy Grant
The five-year project, funded by the U.S. Department of Energy and led by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, is meant to generate “strategies” to increase sorghum plant biomass and make the crop more efficient in using water and nutrients.
as well as the soil microbes that interact with the plants. “A major goal of the project will be the identification of soil microbes that help make sorghum more efficient at using fertilizers and water
(GreenBiz) Bayer, DuPont Bet $15 Million that Agtech is Ready to Bloom
"We've taken what Silicon Valley has done very well in the acclerator space and adapted it to agriculture."
(GreenBiz) Bayer, DuPont Bet $15 Million that Agtech is Ready to Bloom, Biological and microbial solutions to crop protection Microbes are the tiniest creatures on earth and huge colonies of them are found around plants, inside animals — including humans — on trees and in soil. Lately their importance and potential have gained increasing attention. As organic food production and a move, of agricultural scientists are discovering that microbes can protect plants from pests and invasive species
Trillions Served: Massive, Complex Projects Dominate
DOE JGI 2012 Community Sequencing Program Portfolio According to roadside signs, the number of burgers served has eclipsed the billion mark, while the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Joint Genome Institute (JGI) will now serve up trillions of nucleo ...
interactions, microbes involved in carbon capture and greenhouse gas emission, and metagenomics—the characterization of complex collections of microbes from particular environmental niches. The total, laboratories around the world to probe the hidden world of microbes and plants for innovative
U.S. Department of Energy Awards $13.5M to Enhance Sorghum for Biofuel
The Danforth Center takes part in a multi-institutional research effort to improve sorghum as a sustainable source for biofuel production
of institutes and universities working to understand the complex interactions between soil microbes, at the Danforth Center. “A major goal of the project will be the identification of soil microbes, genetics as well as the soil microbes that interact with plants. The work takes advantage of advances, or nitrogen conditions. At the same time, microbiologists will identify and characterize soil microbes
U.S. Department of Energy selects two proposals submitted by Danforth Plant Science Center
Projects support expansion of research at the Enterprise Institute for Renewable Fuels ST. LOUIS, MO, November 10, 2011 – The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Joint Genome Institute (JGI) has selected two projects from a highly competitive pool of app ...
that advance capabilities in fields such as plant-microbe interactions, microbes involved in carbon, of microbes from particular environmental niches. This data will enhance research projects that aim, the hidden world of microbes and plants for innovative solutions to the nation’s major challenges
(St. Louis Business Journal) Hungry for growth
Brian Cassidy - Monsanto’s David Fischhoff worked on first-generation products commercialized in the ‘90s.Agritech fuels St. Louis economy: 16,500 workers, 400 companies account for $75 billion in revenue Premium content from St. Louis Business Jou ...
(St. Louis Business Journal) Hungry for growth, Agritech fuels St. Louis economy: 16,500 workers, 400 companies account for $75 billion in revenue Premium content from St. Louis Business Journal by E.B. Solomont, Reporter Aditya Malhotra of New Delhi, India, is creating microbes that will reduce the need for chemical fertilizers and increase crop yield and resistance to weeds and disease. Zellipah Githui, a native of Kenya, provided specialized corn seed and fertilizer
Student’s Enthusiasm for Soil Science Earns Her Accolades
Monica Malone’s Honors Science Fair project placed first in the region and sent her to an international competition. Congratulations to Monica and all her recent success!
together and we had this amazing idea.” Microbes are involved in many important processes, is generally characterized by a high diversity and abundance of microbes. For the project, Monica studied the microbes in till vs no-till agricultural land. Tilling soil is essentially turning it over, content, pH, active carbon and organic matter. After that, I isolated microbes from the soil and grew them on synthetic media. I sequenced these microbes using the 16S ribosomal RNA gene. I sent the DNA
Washington University Tour
. The Graduate Program in Plant and Microbial Biosciences (PMB) employs prokaryotes, eukaryotic microbes, -class, creative biologists who employ plants and microbes as their primary model systems, but also
Plant Pulse
The Plant Pulse is a feature of the Danforth Center Roots and Shoots Blog that includes a sampling of interesting stories about agriculture, the environment, food security, climate change, bioenergy, events and the impact of plant science.
Plant Pulse, Why Wasting Water is a Much Bigger Problem Than You Think Forbes Seeing as less than 1 percent of the world’s water is freshwater and available for us to consume, there are limitations that factor into our carrying capacity as a population on Earth including the availability and distribution of freshwater. How Microbes and Wood Chips Could Reduce Water Pollution TIME Beneath fields of corn and soybeans across the U.S. Midwest lies an unseen network of underground pipes