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There are 86 item(s) tagged with the keyword "fundamental research".

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Plant "ER": Advanced genomics illuminate new mechanisms for stress mitigation

As our planet’s climate continues to be unpredictable, understanding how plants respond to adverse environmental conditions becomes essential. Improving crop productivity will be vital to feed the nine billion people estimated to be alive in 2050.

Tags: fundamental research, Brandizzi lab By Kara Headley
Building 'nanofactories' to help make medicines and more [LINK]

Spartan research in the lab of Cheryl Kerfeld could lead to efficient, low-cost chemical reactions for valuable products with help from teensy compartments made by bacteria.

Tags: fundamental research, Kerfeld lab
Cutting down on one 'super fat' could help plants survive climate change [LINK]

Spartans in the Kramer lab discover how a plant biochemical could lead to novel approaches for growing crops that are more resilient to fluctuating temperatures.

Tags: fundamental research, Kramer lab
Photosynthesis and oxygen overload: A discussion of new research from the Kramer lab [LINK]

A structure that helps algae photosynthesize when carbon dioxide levels are low may also play a role during hyperoxia conditions.

Tags: fundamental research, Kramer lab
Using Artificial Intelligence to delve into plant cell secrets

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.

Tags: fundamental research, Hu lab By By Igor Houwat, Jiying Li
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
Can crops become more efficient? [LINK]

Berkley Walker is leading a new, nearly $1 million National Science Foundation grant effort to better understand photorespiration, a natural process that saps plants’ productivity.

Tags: fundamental research, Walker lab By Matt Davenport, MSU University Communications
Plants and photosynthesis: What's making plants lose their lunch?

A new study from Michigan State University is shedding light on how plants could potentially become more efficient at photosynthesis. The long-term implications of this research range from improved agricultural productivity to predicting the effects of climate change.

Tags: fundamental research, Walker lab By By Igor Houwat, Berkley Walker
How a plant cell's skeleton helps fight infection [LINK]

A new study from Michigan State University identifies a missing link which controls plant immunity and plants’ ability to maintain their cytoskeleton – the frame that both gives plant cells their shape and that serves as a highway for materials to move inside these cells.

Tags: fundamental research, He lab By By Brad Day, Igor Houwat
Understanding how algal cells divide when they are hungry

A new study delves into how algae manage cell division processes when they suffer from starvation. The finding has implications for biofuel technologies, given that algae have the potential to become a sustainable source of high value oils.

Tags: fundamental research, Benning lab By By Igor Houwat, Christoph Benning; Banner image of wild type algal cells by Tomomi Takeuchi

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Benning lab receives NSF grant to bring research into the undergraduate classroom Benning lab receives NSF grant to bring research into the undergraduate classroom

Researchers from the MSU-DOE Plant Research Laboratory Benning lab have received a $1,076,813 grant from the National Science Foundation to bring research into the undergraduate classroom setting with a project looking at how the chloroplast reacts to stress responses in the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana

DOE-BER grant seeks new imaging approaches to observe plant-microbe interactions DOE-BER grant seeks new imaging approaches to observe plant-microbe interactions

Michigan State University and the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, operated by Stanford University, are working to build new microscopes that allow scientists to peer into plant cells like never before.

PRL welcomes a new systems biology research group: Assistant Professor Daniela Strenkert and Research Assistant Professor Stefan Schmollinger PRL welcomes a new systems biology research group: Assistant Professor Daniela Strenkert and Research Assistant Professor Stefan Schmollinger

The MSU-DOE Plant Research Laboratory is excited to welcome two new members to its faculty body: Assistant Professor Daniela Strenkert, who has her academic appoint with the Department of Plant Biology, and Research Assistant Professor Stefan Schmollinger with an academic appointment with the Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology.