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Postdoc James Santiago receives PRI grant to study heat-sensitivity in tomato plants using emerging transcriptomics technology

James Santiago, a postdoc in Tom Sharkey’s lab at the MSU-DOE Plant Research Laboratory (PRL) and the MSU Plant Resilience Institute (PRI), alongside MSU faculty members Tom Sharkey and Robert VanBuren, were awarded an internal grant of $88,000 from the PRI for their research on heat-sensitivity in tomato anthers and pollen grains using single cell RNA-sequencing.

Tags: future scientists, Sharkey lab By Kara Headley; Banner image by James Santiago
A new synthetic tool to make high-value terpene biomaterials in the lab

Terpenes are natural chemicals that are used in medicines, fragrances, and industrial chemicals. The newly developed tool can add bits of foreign protein to the middle of an isoprene enzyme sequence. Proof of concept work on one terpene enzyme increased its production speed by over 25%.

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Tags: green solutions, Sharkey lab By By Igor Houwat, Thomas D. Sharkey
Study links energy metabolism to reduced fertility in overheated bean crops

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.

Tags: fundamental research, Sharkey lab By By Igor Houwat, James Santiago; Banner image by Tijana Drndarski as seen on https://unsplash.com/photos/oD7H_J-vJm4
Newly discovered sugar transporter might help beans tolerate hot temperatures

The lab of Thomas D. Sharkey have characterized a sucrose transporter protein found in common beans. The recently discovered protein, called PvSUT1.1, could help us understand how beans tolerate hot temperatures.

Tags: fundamental research, Sharkey lab By By Igor Houwat, James Santiago
Recycling carbon in photosynthesis

Isoprene and photosynthetic metabolism labeling experiments provided evidence that glucose is recycled back into photosynthetic metabolism.

Tags: Sharkey lab By By Igor Houwat
Thomas Sharkey receives NSF grant to study isoprene emission from plants

The four-year, $898,946 grant from the National Science Foundation will allow Sharkey to continue his research on the evolutionary pattern of the appearance and loss of isoprene emission among various land plants and the impact of these emissions have on the atmosphere.

Tags: awards, Sharkey lab By By Igor Houwat, Val Osowski, Thomas D. Sharkey
Building a better fluorescence estimation of electron transport in plants

The Sharkey lab reports a correction for non-photosynthetic absorption of light in calculations of electron transport. Fluorescence measurements of electron transport are one way to determine crop productivity.

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Plants can crash when photosynthesis rates are high. This is one way they slow down.

High levels of photosynthetic productivity can dangerously alter a plant cell's chemical balance. GPT2 is a sort of 'brake' that helps recycle and store extra resources that are produced during those times.

Tags: Weise, Sharkey lab, fundamental research By By Igor Houwat, Sean Weise; Banner image by pixpoetry, Unsplash license
Protecting photosynthesis from stalling: a 24-hr molecular hotline

The enzyme, G6PDH, diverts and pumps resources into the Calvin-Benson cycle at critical moments to keep the cycle active and, by extension, plants happy and healthy.  

Tags: fundamental research, Sharkey lab By By Igor Houwat, Alyssa Preiser
Two PRL students win first prize at UURAF 2019

Madeline Bresson from the Sharkey lab and Jacob Wright from the Ducat lab have each won first prize at the University Undergraduate Research and Arts Forum. Both were recognized for their poster presentations.

Tags: future scientists, awards, Sharkey lab, Ducat lab By By Igor Houwat; Banner image of UURAF 2019 by Trumpie Photography

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Study links energy metabolism to reduced fertility in overheated bean crops Study links energy metabolism to reduced fertility in overheated bean crops

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.

2021 Anton Lang Memorial Award winners announced 2021 Anton Lang Memorial Award winners announced

Evan Angelos and Hainan Zhao were recognized during a ceremony which took place online on Monday, April 19, 2021. The Anton Lang Memorial Fund was established in honor of the founding director of the MSU-DOE Plant Research Laboratory, who passed away in 1996.