Content Tagged "Arabidopsis"
Instead of using dangerous and toxic pesticides or expensive fertilizers, farmers may one day use microbes to fully manage diseases in soil. Already the microbial community in and surrounding plant roots fights pests and manages carbon and other soil nutrients, ultimately contributing to plant health and growth. What’s more, they aid plants in sequestering pollutants…. [Read More]
Led by the University of North Carolina and the US Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute, the research studied the microbiome in soil around the roots of more than 600 Arabidopsis thaliana plants. The team, which included The University of Queensland Professor Philip Hugenholtz, investigated how the microbiome helps shuttle nutrients and information into and out… [Read More]
“In the same way that microbes play critical roles in and around our own bodies, we are adopting this concept of host-associated metagenomics in plant genomics as well, as it will ultimately lead to predictive interventions that will increase plant health and productivity, disease resistance, and carbon capture,” co-author Susannah Tringe, who heads the metagenome… [Read More]
This genome, sequenced by the Joint Genome Institute of the U.S. Department of Energy, is expected to give scientists a better understanding of how plants of all kinds evolved over the past 500 million years. Banks, a professor of botany and plant pathology, led a team of about 100 scientists from 11 countries to sequence… [Read More]
The international research team, led by investigators at the Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology, compared the newly sequenced genome to the much smaller genome of the model organism A. thaliana. Their findings suggest that the pared down version of the genome found in A. thaliana reflects a spate of small deletions — many affecting… [Read More]
A large team comprised of researchers from Purdue University, the US Department of Energy’s Joint Genome Institute, and the US Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service used whole-genome shotgun sequencing to sequence roughly 85 percent of the 1.1-gigabase soybean, Glycine max, genome. The paper describes how the team integrated the shotgun approach with physical and… [Read More]
The complete genome of soybean, which is the world’s most important economic crop, has successfully been sequenced by American scientists, revealing some very surprising findings and opening up the potential to come up with improved strains. Read the rest of the article at TopNews. [Read More]