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There are 45 item(s) tagged with the keyword "fundamental research".

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1. [VIDEO] How bacteria organize their factories, and what it means for a bioeconomy

MSU scientists report how cyanobacteria line up their CO2-fixing factories within them in a system that works like Velcro. The research is part of an effort to control and repurpose these factories to make products for human consumption.

Tags: Ducat lab, fundamental research
By By Igor Houwat, Danny Ducat
2. Overspending on defense arsenal bankrupts a plant's economy

Can plants defend and grow simultaneously? The answer could help us understand natural ecosystems or help farmers increase yields without increasing dependence on pesticides.

Tags: Howe lab, fundamental research
By By Igor Houwat, Qiang Guo, Ian Major
3. Plants, put in the dark, reveal over 100 active peroxisome proteins

A new study identifies 111 peroxisomal proteins, including six newly identified ones, in dark-treated plants. It is part of an effort to fully map the functions of plant peroxisomes.

Tags: Hu lab, fundamental research
By By Igor Houwat, Jianping Hu
4. Stressed plant roots warn the rest of the plant of looming dangers

When facing drought or heat stress, roots are advance scouts that warn the rest of the plant to prepare for the big 'hit.'

Tags: Brandizzi lab, fundamental research
By By Igor Houwat, Federica Brandizzi, Ya-Shiuan Lai
5. Blazes of light reveal how plants signal danger over long distances

A multi-university study reveals how plant communication systems respond to threats from herbivores. Once wounded, plants use calcium signals to warn distant tissues of future attacks.

Tags: Howe lab, fundamental research
By By Eric Hamilton, Igor Houwat, Gregg Howe, Layne Cameron
6. As climate changes, plants might not suck carbon from the air fast enough

Atmospheric scientists factor lesser known photosynthesis research into their models. The result: carbon levels in the air could be much higher by 2100 than previously predicted.

Tags: Sharkey lab, fundamental research
By By Igor Houwat, Tom Sharkey; Banner image by SD-Pictures, CC0 Creative Commons
7. Keeping up with lipids on the move: a new molecular tracking method

Scientists have created a new tracking method for plant lipids. The approach could fill our knowledge gaps of lipid movement and help us improve yields in crops targeted for biofuels.

Tags: Benning lab, fundamental research
By By Igor Houwat, Anna Hurlock
8. Microbiologists and plant scientists find secret to tackling cholera [LINK]

While cholera rages across many regions of the world, a team of microbiologists and plant scientists from the Benning lab has pinpointed a genetic weakness in the pandemic’s armor, which could lead to future treatments.

Tags: Benning lab, fundamental research
By By Layne Cameron
9. Two plant cell 'hotspots' tell the cell where to import its resources

The two proteins, called VAP, indicate where endocytosis, a form of transport in which a living cell imports molecules, should occur.

Tags: Stefano, Brandizzi lab, fundamental research
By By Igor Houwat, Giovanni Stefano
10. Study shows how a gene helps plants manage their protein production in stressful times

The NPR1 gene keeps the unfolded protein response, a plant fail-safe for stressful times, in check.

Tags: Brandizzi lab, fundamental research
By By Igor Houwat, Ya-Shiuan Lai; Banner by Thomas Regnault, CC BY 4.0, https://doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.5371444.v1

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