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Released: 11-Jun-2020 11:05 AM EDT
New Research Reveals the Function of Genetic Pathway for Reproductive Fitness in Flowering Plants
Donald Danforth Plant Science Center

A research collaboration has demonstrated the function of a genetic pathway for anther development, with this pathway proven in 2019 work to be present widely in the flowering plants that evolved over 200 million years ago.

Newswise: Danforth Center Principal Investigator Elected to the National Academy of Sciences
Released: 28-Apr-2020 12:15 PM EDT
Danforth Center Principal Investigator Elected to the National Academy of Sciences
Donald Danforth Plant Science Center

The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center announced that Elizabeth (Toby) Kellogg, Ph.D., Robert E. King Distinguished Investigator and member of the Danforth Center, was elected as a member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences in recognition of her distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.

Released: 4-Mar-2020 10:00 AM EST
Creator Of The Impossible Burger To Give Keynote Address At AgTech NEXT Summit
Donald Danforth Plant Science Center

The Danforth Center today announced that Patrick O. Brown, M.D., Ph.D., CEO and founder of Impossible Foods will give the keynote address on Tuesday, May 5 at the inaugural AgTech NEXT, the bold new food and agtech innovation summit to be held May 4 - 6 at the Danforth Center.

Released: 4-Feb-2020 12:10 PM EST
Danforth Center Unveils Robust Line-up for Inaugural AgTech NEXT Summit
Donald Danforth Plant Science Center

The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center today announced the preliminary lineup of presentations and panel discussions by innovative thinkers for AgTech NEXT, the bold new food and agtech innovation summit will be held May 4 – 6, 2020 at the Danforth Center in St. Louis, MO.

Released: 14-Jan-2020 10:00 AM EST
Danforth Center Announces External Advisory Board of AgTech NEXT Summit
Donald Danforth Plant Science Center

The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center today announced the External Advisory Board (EAB) of AgTech NEXT, a bold new food and agtech innovation summit that will be held May 4 – 6, 2020 at the Danforth Center in St. Louis, MO. Members of the AgTech NEXT EAB are known for their impact and innovation and represent the diverse perspectives within the ag innovation community.

Newswise: Study Provides Framework For One Billion Years Of Green Plant Evolution
Released: 23-Oct-2019 2:10 PM EDT
Study Provides Framework For One Billion Years Of Green Plant Evolution
Donald Danforth Plant Science Center

Gene sequences for more than 1100 plant species have been released by an international consortium of nearly 200 plant scientists who were involved in a nine-year research project, One Thousand Plant Transcriptomes Initiative (1KP).

Newswise: Danforth Center Expands Advanced Bioimaging Laboratory
Released: 18-Sep-2019 9:00 AM EDT
Danforth Center Expands Advanced Bioimaging Laboratory
Donald Danforth Plant Science Center

The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center has expanded the capacity of its Integrated Microscopy Facility to include high-resolution 3-D imaging at the nanoscale, single-molecule approaches, as well as automation and machine learning to enhance and accelerate research and discovery.

Newswise: Post-Doctoral Associate Named Prestigious Hanna H. Gray Fellow, Receives $1.4 Million Award to Accelerate His Career
Released: 12-Sep-2019 9:00 AM EDT
Post-Doctoral Associate Named Prestigious Hanna H. Gray Fellow, Receives $1.4 Million Award to Accelerate His Career
Donald Danforth Plant Science Center

Kevin Cox Jr., Ph.D., a post-doctoral associate at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center was named one of only 15 Hanna H. Gray Fellows by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) in Chevy Chase, MD.

Newswise: U.S. Department of Energy Taps Danforth Plant Science Center for Research To Improve Sorghum as a Bioenergy Crop
Released: 9-Sep-2019 9:00 AM EDT
U.S. Department of Energy Taps Danforth Plant Science Center for Research To Improve Sorghum as a Bioenergy Crop
Donald Danforth Plant Science Center

Danforth Center Principal Investigator, Andrea Eveland, Ph.D., will lead a multi-institutional project under to deepen the understanding of sorghum, a versatile bioenergy crop, and its response to drought.

Released: 4-Sep-2019 9:00 AM EDT
Scientists to Deploy Advances in 3D Imaging and Machine Learning to Predict the Effect of Rising CO2 Levels on Crops
Donald Danforth Plant Science Center

A collaboration between scientists at the Danforth Center and Washington University in St. Louis have developed a four-year research project that garnered $3 million in support from the National Science Foundation to study how plants react to increased levels of CO2 over generations.

Released: 3-Sep-2019 9:00 AM EDT
Danforth Center to Lead DOE-Funded Research to Harness Untapped Reservoir of Plant Genes in Quest for Bioenergy Crops
Donald Danforth Plant Science Center

The U.S. Department of Energy has selected Danforth Center Principal Investigator James Umen, Ph.D., to lead a multi-institutional collaboration that will predict functions for hundreds of uncharacterized plant genes that could be important to stress tolerance in a range of potential bioenergy crops.

Newswise: Danforth Center Announces New Director of Integrated Microscopy Facility
Released: 11-Jun-2019 8:00 AM EDT
Danforth Center Announces New Director of Integrated Microscopy Facility
Donald Danforth Plant Science Center

The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center announced today that Kirk J. Czymmek, Ph.D., has joined the Center as the new Director of the Integrated Microscopy Facility and Principal Investigator. Czymmek succeeds R. Howard Berg who retired after 19 years in the role.

Newswise: Wells Fargo Funded Innovation Incubator Selects First Cohort of Agtech Startups Focused on Sustainable Solutions
Released: 14-May-2019 9:00 AM EDT
Wells Fargo Funded Innovation Incubator Selects First Cohort of Agtech Startups Focused on Sustainable Solutions
Donald Danforth Plant Science Center

The Wells Fargo Innovation Incubator (IN2), a technology incubator and platform funded by the Wells Fargo Foundation and co-administered by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), today announced it has selected five early-stage companies for the program’s first agtech cohort.

Newswise: Danforth Center Announces All-Star Board To Pick First IN2 Agtech Cohort
Released: 8-Apr-2019 9:00 AM EDT
Danforth Center Announces All-Star Board To Pick First IN2 Agtech Cohort
Donald Danforth Plant Science Center

The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center announces the formation of an all-star line-up of agricultural experts to advise the Wells Fargo Innovation Incubator (IN2) as it deploys up to $2.25 million in technical assistance for agtech startup companies.

Released: 13-Feb-2019 7:30 AM EST
High Pressure Freezing Technique Paired with Electron Microscopy and Tomography Reveals Previously Unknown Mycorrhizal Compartment
Donald Danforth Plant Science Center

The importance of the mycorrhizal symbiosis to plant growth has led to a large body of research into their formation and function, yet there are critical unanswered questions. Howard Berg, director of the Imaging and Microscopy Facility at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center and his collaborators have discovered a previously unknown compartment within these symbiotic cortical root cells that could be important for nutrient exchange and molecular communication between the symbiotic partners.

Newswise: New Research Characterizes the Evolution of Genetic Pathway for Reproductive Fitness in Flowering Plants
Released: 11-Feb-2019 8:00 AM EST
New Research Characterizes the Evolution of Genetic Pathway for Reproductive Fitness in Flowering Plants
Donald Danforth Plant Science Center

Two groups of sRNAs are abundant during development of pollen in the anthers. One of these pathways for sRNA production, previously believed present in grasses and related monocots, has now been demonstrated to be present widely in the flowering plants, evolved over 200 million years ago, and is arguably one of the evolutionary innovations that made them so successful.

Released: 28-Jan-2019 11:05 AM EST
Cassava High In Iron and Zinc Could Improve Diets and Health In West Africa
Donald Danforth Plant Science Center

A new study led by Danforth Center principal investigator Nigel Taylor and research scientist Narayanan Narayanan, shows that field-grown cassava plants overexpressing a combination of plant genes can accumulate significantly higher concentrations of iron and zinc.

Released: 24-Jan-2019 9:00 AM EST
TechAccel and Danforth Center Launch New Company to Control Insects
Donald Danforth Plant Science Center

The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center and TechAccel are launching RNAissance Ag LLC, a new company that holds the exclusive license to RNA-interference technology developed at the Danforth Center. The new company will use the proprietary technology in the development of sprayable insect control measures.

18-Jan-2019 3:05 PM EST
Rising Temperatures May Safeguard Crop Nutrition as Climate Changes
Donald Danforth Plant Science Center

Hotter temperatures may offset the negative effects of higher carbon dioxide levels on seed quality, according to a two-year soybean field study.

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Released: 21-Dec-2018 4:05 PM EST
Donald Danforth Plant Science Center Co-Hosts Gene Editing Symposium
Donald Danforth Plant Science Center

The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, in partnership with other local St. Louis business and organizations, hosted a gene editing symposium to explore how cutting-edge gene editing technology will improve human health, grow the food we need with fewer resources, manage environmental changes titled, “Gene Editing: Innovation and Impact in Missouri.”

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Released: 24-Sep-2018 11:00 AM EDT
Burst of Morning Gene Activity Tells Plants When to Flower
Donald Danforth Plant Science Center

For angiosperms — or flowering plants — one of the most important decisions facing them each year is when to flower.

Newswise: Wells Fargo Innovation Incubator Expands Focus to Include the Food-Water-Energy Interconnection
12-Sep-2018 8:00 AM EDT
Wells Fargo Innovation Incubator Expands Focus to Include the Food-Water-Energy Interconnection
Donald Danforth Plant Science Center

The Wells Fargo Innovation Incubator (IN2), a technology incubator and platform funded by the Wells Fargo Foundation and administered by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), is expanding its program to advance technologies that address the interconnection of food, water and energy.

Newswise: Danforth Plant Science Center and University of Missouri Strengthen Regional Research and Education with New Joint Appointments
Released: 5-Sep-2018 9:40 AM EDT
Danforth Plant Science Center and University of Missouri Strengthen Regional Research and Education with New Joint Appointments
Donald Danforth Plant Science Center

The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center and the University of Missouri - Columbia (MU) announced today that R. Keith Slotkin, Ph.D. and Bing Yang, Ph.D., have been appointed to joint faculty positions between the Danforth Center and MU. They are the second and third faculty hired through a collaborative initiative that aims to elevate regional plant science to address global challenges.

Newswise: Danforth Center Selected to Participate in NSF’s “10 Big Ideas, Understanding the Rules of Life” Research Effort
31-Aug-2018 7:05 AM EDT
Danforth Center Selected to Participate in NSF’s “10 Big Ideas, Understanding the Rules of Life” Research Effort
Donald Danforth Plant Science Center

High-efficiency identification of products of homologous recombination in plants as a tool to test gene function

Newswise: NSF Invests in Collaborative Research to Improve Key Crops’ Resilience to Higher Temperatures
30-Aug-2018 7:05 AM EDT
NSF Invests in Collaborative Research to Improve Key Crops’ Resilience to Higher Temperatures
Donald Danforth Plant Science Center

The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center today announced a four-year, $3.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation’s Plant Genome Research Program, titled, The Role of Meiotic-Stage Non-Coding RNA in the Modulation of Anther & Pollen Development in Grasses.

Newswise: Danforth Center and Saint Louis University Establish Joint Faculty Partnership
16-Aug-2018 7:00 AM EDT
Danforth Center and Saint Louis University Establish Joint Faculty Partnership
Donald Danforth Plant Science Center

The Danforth Center and Saint Louis University are pleased to announce that Allison Miller, Ph.D., professor of biology at Saint Louis University (SLU) and research associate at the Missouri Botanical Garden, will be appointed to a joint faculty position between the Danforth Center and SLU. Miller will serve as member and principal investigator at the Danforth Center, and her research program will be housed at the Center’s Creve Coeur facilities

Newswise: CTC Genomics Selects St. Louis to Establish its Commercial Development Pipeline in the U.S.
2-May-2018 9:00 AM EDT
CTC Genomics Selects St. Louis to Establish its Commercial Development Pipeline in the U.S.
Donald Danforth Plant Science Center

CTC, the world’s largest sugarcane technology company, announced today that following a nationwide search, the company has selected St. Louis, Missouri for its North American research headquarters.

Newswise: Danforth Center Announces New Executive Director of the Institute for International Crop Improvement
Released: 4-Apr-2018 11:05 AM EDT
Danforth Center Announces New Executive Director of the Institute for International Crop Improvement
Donald Danforth Plant Science Center

MacKenzie will manage the IICI’s programs and partnerships dedicated to translating key discoveries in plant health, disease and pest management, genomics, advanced breeding and nutrition to staple crops that impact food security around the globe.

Newswise: Study Sheds Light on the Genetic Origins of the Two Sexes
Released: 8-Mar-2018 10:05 AM EST
Study Sheds Light on the Genetic Origins of the Two Sexes
Donald Danforth Plant Science Center

This new study punches a hole in the idea that increased genetic complexity of sex chromosomes accompanied the origin of sexes.

Newswise: US Bank Supports Danforth Center’s Efforts to Strengthen Innovation Economy
Released: 6-Feb-2018 9:05 AM EST
US Bank Supports Danforth Center’s Efforts to Strengthen Innovation Economy
Donald Danforth Plant Science Center

A $20,000 grant in support of enhancing the St. Louis region as a world center for agtech, bioscience, and other industries that are defining the future of the region.

Newswise: NIH Invests in Collaborative Research to Understand Mechanisms Controlling Cell Division
Released: 16-Jan-2018 3:05 PM EST
NIH Invests in Collaborative Research to Understand Mechanisms Controlling Cell Division
Donald Danforth Plant Science Center

A three-year, $675,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to understand cell-size control in the unicellular green alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii.

Released: 4-Jan-2018 1:05 PM EST
Danforth Center Scientists Uncover a Genetic Mechanism that Could Enhance Yield Potential in Cereal Crops
Donald Danforth Plant Science Center

The Eveland laboratory’s research findings, “Brassinosteroids modulate meristem fate and differentiation of unique inflorescence morphology in Setaria viridis”, were recently published in the journal The Plant Cell.

Newswise: Danforth Center and Boeing Team Up to Cultivate the Next Generation of Scientists Through Hands-On STEM Education
Released: 2-Jan-2018 8:05 AM EST
Danforth Center and Boeing Team Up to Cultivate the Next Generation of Scientists Through Hands-On STEM Education
Donald Danforth Plant Science Center

Boeing, [NYSE: BA] the world's largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial jetliners, defense, space and security systems, and service provider of aftermarket support, has provided the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center with a $80,000 grant in support of Green Means Grow, a centerpiece of the Danforth Center’s STEM education and outreach.

Released: 14-Dec-2017 10:05 AM EST
Danforth Center Receives Significant Support From Boeing for Science Education and Outreach
Donald Danforth Plant Science Center

Boeing is providing the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center with a $85,000 grant in support of Green Means Grow, a centerpiece of the Danforth Center’s STEM education and outreach program.

Newswise: Scientists Develop Groundnut Resistant to Aflatoxin
Released: 1-Nov-2017 2:05 AM EDT
Scientists Develop Groundnut Resistant to Aflatoxin
Donald Danforth Plant Science Center

The discovery has the potential to drastically improve food safety and reduce losses caused by the contamination from the poisonous carcinogen, aflatoxin.

Newswise: DuPont Pioneer and Danforth Center Collaborate to Apply Cutting-edge Technologies to Improve Crops for Smallholder Farmers
Released: 17-Oct-2017 1:00 PM EDT
DuPont Pioneer and Danforth Center Collaborate to Apply Cutting-edge Technologies to Improve Crops for Smallholder Farmers
Donald Danforth Plant Science Center

The Danforth Center is applying CRISPR-Cas technology to staple food crops such as cassava and sorghum to produce planting materials with improved disease resistance, nutritional value and enhanced resilience to biotic stresses.

Newswise: National Science Foundation Funds Multi-Institutional Project to Improve Harvests of One of the Most Important Crops in U.S. Agriculture
Released: 11-Oct-2017 7:05 AM EDT
National Science Foundation Funds Multi-Institutional Project to Improve Harvests of One of the Most Important Crops in U.S. Agriculture
Donald Danforth Plant Science Center

The collaborative project brings together expertise in molecular genetics, developmental genomics and statistics to meet the food and fuel demands of a growing population.

Newswise: U.S. Department of Energy Awards Danforth Center $16M to Enhance Sorghum for Bioenergy
Released: 2-Oct-2017 7:00 AM EDT
U.S. Department of Energy Awards Danforth Center $16M to Enhance Sorghum for Bioenergy
Donald Danforth Plant Science Center

This project aims to deliver stress-tolerant sorghum lines, addressing DOE's mission in the generation of renewable energy resources.

Released: 10-Jul-2017 4:45 PM EDT
Danforth Center Study Lays Foundation of Multi-Environment Quantitative Studies
Donald Danforth Plant Science Center

In a paper published today in PLOS Genetics researchers conducted a high-throughput phenotyping experiment to map genes that regulate plant height in the model bioenergy grass Setaria.

Newswise: Edison Agrosciences Licenses Technology From the Danforth Center
Released: 19-Apr-2017 2:05 PM EDT
Edison Agrosciences Licenses Technology From the Danforth Center
Donald Danforth Plant Science Center

Edison Agrosciences has licensed technology from the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center to enhance its ability to identify high-value gene candidates to improve natural rubber content in crops.

Newswise: Danforth Center Scientists Discover Gene that Influences Grain Yield
Released: 18-Apr-2017 12:00 PM EDT
Danforth Center Scientists Discover Gene that Influences Grain Yield
Donald Danforth Plant Science Center

Donald Danforth Plant Science Center have discovered a gene that influences grain yield in grasses related to food crops.

Newswise: Danforth Center Scientist Receives Awards From American Society of Plant Biologists
Released: 12-Apr-2017 10:05 AM EDT
Danforth Center Scientist Receives Awards From American Society of Plant Biologists
Donald Danforth Plant Science Center

ASPB named Blake Meyers, Ph.D. as the recipient of the Charles Albert Shull Award for outstanding contributions in the field of plant biology.

Newswise: Danforth Center Expands Major Research Program to Benefit Farmers in the Developing World
20-Jan-2017 3:30 PM EST
Danforth Center Expands Major Research Program to Benefit Farmers in the Developing World
Donald Danforth Plant Science Center

It is of interest, not only because it is a staple crop in Sub-Saharan Africa, but because grain sorghum yields have been flat or declining due to the lack of sufficient investment in the development of new improved varieties. 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 been lost during the domestication of related cereal crops. It is among the most efficient crops in conversion of solar energy and use of water, making it an ideal crop to target for improvement to meet the predicted doubling of global food demand by 2050.

Newswise: International Collaboration Receives Grant to Advance Improvements in Cassava Harvests and Nutrition for Smallholder Families in Sub-Saharan Africa
14-Dec-2016 7:00 AM EST
International Collaboration Receives Grant to Advance Improvements in Cassava Harvests and Nutrition for Smallholder Families in Sub-Saharan Africa
Donald Danforth Plant Science Center

Scientists under VIRCA Plus are developing improved cassava varieties to enhance the livelihoods and health status of African farm families.

Newswise: Danforth Plant Science Center Develops Versatile Field Phenotyping to Benefit Farmers
Released: 1-Nov-2016 9:30 AM EDT
Danforth Plant Science Center Develops Versatile Field Phenotyping to Benefit Farmers
Donald Danforth Plant Science Center

The PheNode is a ‘smart’, farm-ready, solar-powered environmental sensor and phenotyping station for crops.

Newswise: $4.6 Million NSF Grant Will Help Missouri-Led Team Study Grafting as a Way to Adapt Crops to Climate Change
Released: 5-Oct-2016 9:05 AM EDT
$4.6 Million NSF Grant Will Help Missouri-Led Team Study Grafting as a Way to Adapt Crops to Climate Change
Donald Danforth Plant Science Center

Missouri Collaboration Focuses on Understanding How Root Systems of Grapevines Affect the Vine’s Stems, Leaves and Fruits.

Newswise: New Discoveries Offer Critical Information for Improving Crop Yield
Released: 5-Oct-2016 8:05 AM EDT
New Discoveries Offer Critical Information for Improving Crop Yield
Donald Danforth Plant Science Center

Danforth Center research is addressing environmental issues related to production agriculture.


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