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There are 48 item(s) tagged with the keyword "fundamental research".

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1. [LINK] Brandizzi lab to study the effect of space flight on seeds

The goal is to help increase the nutritional value of plants grown in spaceflight. The seeds will be on NASA's Orion spacecraft, on its maiden voyage to the moon and back.

Tags: fundamental research, Brandizzi lab
By By NASA
2. New insights into plant cell organelle and molecule movement

New research reveals a protein, TGNap1, that supports the poorly-understood Trans-Golgi Network in structure, function, and motion. The study also provides evidence for microtubule-driven organelle movement, a new line of thought in plant science.

Tags: fundamental research, Brandizzi lab
By By Igor Houwat, Luciana Renna. Banner image by RĂ©mi Walle
3. [LINK] How do you grow plants in space? Michigan State researchers are on the case

A Lansing State Journal story features Dr. Brandizzi, Evan Angelos, a fourth-year doctoral student, Starla Zemelis-Durfee, Brandizzi lab manager, and their research on how plants grow in and respond to stressful environments. 

Tags: fundamental research, Brandizzi lab
By RJ Wolcott, Lansing State Journal
4. [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
5. 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
6. 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
7. 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
8. 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
9. 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
10. 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

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