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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


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


Danforth Plant Science Center and University of Missouri Strengthen Regional Research and Education with New Joint Appointments

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...
5-Sep-2018 9:40 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Danforth Center Selected to Participate in NSF’s “10 Big Ideas, Understanding the Rules of Life” Research Effort

High-efficiency identification of products of homologous recombination in plants as a tool to test gene function
31-Aug-2018 7:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


NSF Invests in Collaborative Research to Improve Key Crops’ Resilience to Higher Temperatures

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...
30-Aug-2018 7:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Danforth Center and Saint Louis University Establish Joint Faculty Partnership

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...
16-Aug-2018 7:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites


CTC Genomics Selects St. Louis to Establish its Commercial Development Pipeline in the U.S.

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.
2-May-2018 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Danforth Center Announces New Executive Director of the Institute for International Crop Improvement

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.
4-Apr-2018 11:05 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,, featuring information on Center scientists, news and the “Roots & Shoots” blog. Follow us on Twitter at @DanforthCenter.


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