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High Pressure Freezing Technique Paired with Electron Microscopy and Tomography Reveals Previously Unknown Mycorrhizal Compartment

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...
13-Feb-2019 7:30 AM EST Add to Favorites

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New Research Characterizes the Evolution of Genetic Pathway for Reproductive Fitness in Flowering Plants

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...
11-Feb-2019 8:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Cassava High In Iron and Zinc Could Improve Diets and Health In West Africa

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...
28-Jan-2019 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

TechAccel and Danforth Center Launch New Company to Control Insects

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...
24-Jan-2019 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Rising Temperatures May Safeguard Crop Nutrition as Climate Changes

Hotter temperatures may offset the negative effects of higher carbon dioxide levels on seed quality, according to a two-year soybean field study.
18-Jan-2019 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Donald Danforth Plant Science Center Co-Hosts Gene Editing Symposium

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...
21-Dec-2018 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Burst of Morning Gene Activity Tells Plants When to Flower

For angiosperms — or flowering plants — one of the most important decisions facing them each year is when to flower.
24-Sep-2018 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Wells Fargo Innovation Incubator Expands Focus to Include the Food-Water-Energy Interconnection

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...
12-Sep-2018 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites


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About The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center
Founded in 1998, the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center is a not-for-profit research institute with a mission to improve the human condition through plant science. Research, education and outreach aim to have impact at the nexus of food security and the environment, and position the St. Louis region as a world center for plant science. The Center’s work is funded through competitive grants from many sources, including the National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Energy, National Science Foundation and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

To keep up to date with Danforth Center’s current operations and areas of research, please visit, www.danforthcenter.org, featuring information on Center scientists, news and the “Roots & Shoots” blog. Follow us on Twitter at @DanforthCenter.

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