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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%.By By Igor Houwat, Thomas D. Sharkey
This long-from article details how our scientists are working to unlock the secrets of photosynthesis, an effort which might spur an agricultural revolution and lead to innovative energy and industrial technologies. The article appears in Futures, a magazine produced twice per year by Michigan State University AgBioResearch.By By Igor Houwat, Christoph Benning
When electrons move, they are the electricity that powers life. But they are hard to pin down. The newly engineered system could guide electron transfer over long distances, powering future applications in medicine or 'green' fuel production.By By Igor Houwat, Jingcheng Huang
'Hoarding' resources in the same location encourages more efficient chemical reactions. Someday, we could use this system to enhance the production of rubber, biofuels, and other commodities.By By Igor Houwat, Bryan Ferlez
The new synthetic biology tools allow to produce both terpenoids and oil, a biofuel resource, in plant leaves.By By Igor Houwat, Radin Sadre, Bjoern Hamberger; Banner image by Radin Sadre
The new methods let scientists assemble the factories on demand and insert custom molecules inside them for further processing. The aim is to eventually design sustainable medical, industrial, or energy applications.By By Igor Houwat, Andrew Hagen, Jeff Plegaria, Bryan Ferlez; Banner image by Michigan State University Communications
The system lowers cultivation and harvesting costs and increases productivity, factors that currently hold back biofuels from being widely adopted.By By Igor Houwat, Zhi-Yan (Rock Du)
The Kerfeld lab announces two new methods for manipulating bacterial factories for biotech aims: one is to screen and extract the factories, the other is to predictably insert custom enzymes in them.By By Igor Houwat, Andrew Hagen; Banner of cyanobacteria by MSU CABS
The alga Nannochloropsis is increasingly of interest for the production of biofuels and other oil-based chemicals.By By Igor Houwat, Eric Poliner
Atsuko Kanazawa reflects on collaborative projects in West Africa that contribute to local food security, like identifying drought-resistant beans or supporting women-run experimental farms.By By Atsuko Kanazawa, Igor Houwat, Cynthia Donovan; Banner Image by Atsuko Kanazawa
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Josh Vermaas, the newest addition to the MSU-DOE Plant Research Laboratory faculty body, has begun his assistant professorship this month. Josh is a computational biophysicist whose research interests include developing computational models to better understand membrane processes and plant materials.
With the support of NASA, the lab of Federica Brandizzi has been studying how plants survive in space conditions. A new study starts revealing how a plant system – which helps plants manage various types of Earthly stresses, such as extreme heat – might function in space.
Christoph Benning and Gregg Howe are two of the four MSU College of Natural Science (CNS) researchers named Highly Cited Researchers, an annual compilation of the global leaders in scientific influence by Clarivate Analytics. The linked article features both scientists.