An under the hood look at the science behind the He lab's latest discovery: the establishment of a connection between high humidity levels and bacterial plant disease.December 5, 2016
New research from the He lab has found that too much rain, coupled with prolonged high levels of humidity, can result in more plant disease.November 30, 2016
The Brandizzi lab have identified how plants’ largest cell factory moves to maintain vital functions, which could lead to advances in improving plant cells’ critical functions and growing better crops.November 17, 2016
Capturing light to produce energy is a dangerous business for plants. The Kramer lab has discovered one important reason why, in their search for ways to improve crop yields.October 4, 2016
Scientists have thought for a long time now that plants don’t do a good job growing and defending at the same time. The Howe lab has created a plant that does both.August 30, 2016
These ancient proteins will both add to our knowledge of the evolution of photosynthesis and open exciting doors to applications in fields like medicine and biotechnology.August 24, 2016
The warning causes plants to protect their energy factories from freezing temperatures. This discovery will help increase both the economic feasibility of renewable energies and plant yields.July 18, 2016
The Kramer lab has published an article on groundbreaking technology that reveals the hidden workings of photosynthesis in living plants.June 23, 2016
The collaboration between Jianping Hu and Spanish researchers examines how peroxisomes and subcellular organelles detect and regulate the environmental stress response in plants.June 10, 2016
This fundamental photosynthesis research focuses on one cyanobacteria species in changing light environments.June 7, 2016
MSU-DOE Plant Research Laboratory (PRL) scientists have published a new study that furthers our understanding of how plants make membranes in chloroplasts, the photosynthesis powerhouse
A new AI system, called DeepLearnMOR, can identify organelles and classify hundreds of microscopy images in a matter of seconds and with an accuracy rate of over 97%. The study illustrates the potential of AI to significantly increase the scope, speed, and accuracy of screening tools in plant biology.
The study reports that the activity levels of the carbon metabolism protein, G6PDH, are related to decreased production of pollen in bean flowers. As global temperatures rise, some bean crops, including Michigan-grown varieties, might be more sensitive to higher heat levels.