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July 19, 2017
Anso Bohrer: reflecting on Fascination of Plants day [LINK]
Anso Bohrer: reflecting on Fascination of Plants day [LINK]

The postdoctoral research associate at Michigan State University reflects on coordinating MSU's first Fascination of Plants Day.

July 13, 2017
Protecting plants from the power of sunlight
Protecting plants from the power of sunlight

Plants, like us, don’t like too much sunlight. The Kramer lab has figured a way to better measure how plants respond to excessive exposure, and the information might help us create more resilient plants.

July 11, 2017
A new chloroplast 'app' for making biofuels
A new chloroplast 'app' for making biofuels

In addition to doing photosynthesis, the chloroplast is the source of up to 10% of seed oil production in plants. Scientists are experimenting with harvesting that oil to make biofuels.

July 7, 2017
Gregg Howe earns University Distinguished Professor title
Gregg Howe earns University Distinguished Professor title

Howe is among ten MSU faculty named University Distinguished Professors in recognition of their achievements in the classroom, laboratory, and community.

July 5, 2017
The ref and the fighter: two sides of plant defense
The ref and the fighter: two sides of plant defense

The Howe lab delves into how defense genes do more than just fight. They also tangle with growth functions.

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