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New Discovery Will Enhance yield and quality of Cereal and Bioenergy Crops
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
photosynthesis in plants like rice. C4 crops including maize, sorghum, switchgrass and sugarcane, bioenergy feedstocks such as miscanthus and switchgrass and that can be applied to improve food security
What are Second Generation Biofuels?
Second generation fuels are made from inedible parts of the plant and thus do not compete with the food supply. Currently, most of the ethanol in the U.S. comes from corn seed and is produced in a process that is very similar to brewing beer from ...
biofuels include a number of grass species such as Miscanthus and switchgrass that produce large
Honoring Dr. Jim Davis at Conversations
Last month, guests gathered for the Center’s Conversations program. Dr. Danforth took a moment to recognize and thank Dr. Jim Davis for his support and for serving as moderator of Conversations program for many years.  
bluestem, little bluestem, Indian grass and switchgrass - are still common today. Tall grass prairies
(St. Louis Post-Dispatch) Federal grant to help Danforth scientists find drought genes
The Danforth Plant Science Center announced Wednesday a $1.5 million grant from the U.S. Departments of Energy and Agriculture to map the genes that control drought response in grasses used as biofuels.
to study, the grass is similar to plants such as switchgrass that are grown for energy. “By doing
X-ray Imaging in Plant Biology: Seeing the Unseen
Keith Duncan, a research scientist in Chris Topp's lab, was recently featured on A Scientist Walks into a Bar, a podcast from Science on Tap and Via Productions. Listen to the podcast to hear him discuss x-ray imaging in plant biology.
Wheatgrass, Patagonia Provisions ~34:00 Mounting perennial switchgrass for 3D x, of switchgrass root system ~35:00 Computer-identified root system segmented from full x
Preserving and Renewing the Environment
Native Landscapes Preserving Diversity
Preserving and Renewing the Environment, Prairie grasses found in native landscapes play an important role in providing clues into plants’ ability to respond to environmental stress that can enhance cutting-edge science and technology to improve agricultural productivity. St. Louis was once the home of tall grass prairies, stands of grasses that often grew taller than grown men. The grasses – especially big bluestem, little bluestem, Indian grass and switchgrass - are still common today. Tall
The Plant Pulse June 29, 2012
New Technology Pollinates Plant Science Science Magazine With their ability to utilize sunlight, carbon dioxide, water, and a dash of trace nutrients to produce food and purify air, plants are striking from an engineering standpoint, Allen says. “P ...
is a crop familiar with farmers because it is an annual, unlike perennials such as switchgrass
Danforth Center Scientists Uncover a Genetic Mechanism that Could Enhance Yield Potential in Cereal Crops
Precise Regulation of Plant Hormones in Early Reproductive Development as a Target for Yield Increases
cereal crops and bioenergy feed stocks such as maize, sorghum, switchgrass and sugarcane
In Celebration of the Vision and Leadership of Gerry & Bob Virgil
Presentation Ceremony of  The Geraldine J. and Robert L. Virgil Distinguished Investigator To Todd C. Mockler, Ph.D. “The conferral of Distinguished Investigator is our way of recognizing exceptional achievements, contributions and leadership from t ...
(rice, wheat, corn) and are also related to biofuel crops such as switchgrass and miscanthus
Missouri Prairies and Native Plants: The Science of Our Natural Landscape
Join us Thursday, August 28, as featured panelists Elizabeth (Toby) Kellogg, Ph.D., Member, Donald Danforth Plant Science Center and Scott Woodbury, Curator, Whitmire Wildflower Garden at Shaw Nature Reserve discuss the important role that prairie grasses and cereal crops play in agriculture along with the contributions of cutting-edge science and technology.
, little bluestem, Indian grass and switchgrass - are still common today. Tall grass prairies are a unique