Maximizing soybean yield is critical to energy independence in the U.S. Not only does it pair with maize, the dominant source of bioethanol, in crop rotation, but soybean (Glycine max) also has the advantage of reducing the need for nitrogen fertilizer. These impressive environmental and energy advantages explain why soybean is a flagship genome of the JGI’s Plant Program.
Black fungi are microscopic and mighty. They survive everywhere from Antarctica to Joshua Tree National Park, despite extremely harsh conditions. And their survival secrets could one day help other organisms survive hotter, drier climates. So University of Tuscia researchers Laura Selbmann and Claudia Coleine are working with scientists from around the world – and the JGI – to understand them better.
In honor of the JGI’s 25th anniversary, a JGIota episode on soybean, a crop that could boost biofuels and fertilize fields.
In this episode, we peer into plant cells. Researchers are using measurements from single cells to understand which genes help plants grow, get nutrients, weather drought, and more. And eventually, their findings could help us grow better crops, with less impact on our planet.
Microbial secondary metabolites, those molecules not essential for growth yet essential for survival, may now be easier to characterize following a JGI proof-of-concept study in which researchers paired CRAGE and CRISPR technologies.
In honor of the JGI’s 25th anniversary, a JGIota episode on a single-celled alga called Chlamydomonas reinhardtii.
Since the JGI’s sequencing of Chlamydomonas reinhardtii — the tiny alga with a mighty impact — became available, those sequences have been cited in almost one-fourth (23.8%) of publications focused on that specific algae. The reference genome is cited in roughly 10% of all since-released publications on green algae.
Proposals for our CSP New Investigator call submitted by September 12, 2022 will be included in the next review.
Some hungry insects can digest plastic, so researchers aim to follow their lead to improve plastic recycling.
Using RIViT-seq technology, researchers were able to identify the target genes of transcription factors in Streptomyces coelicolor.