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Feeding the Future

September 14, 2018
To meet a projected population of 9.8 billion by 2050, global food production needs to grow an estimated 70 percent. Rising patterns of extreme weather are challenging food security. To adapt and feed the world, we need stronger crops. Learn how UC Davis researchers are exploring the survival strategies of wild and parasitic plants to help cultivate the climate-resistant food crops of tomorrow in this feature story.

Plant Cell Study Adds to Protein Trafficking Dogma

September 04, 2018
A new study, published by Plant Biology Graduate Group member Professor Steven Theg and his colleagues in The Plant Cell, reexamines how protein trafficking occurs in the chloroplasts of green plants. The researchers found that surprisingly large proteins don’t require unfolding to cross the chloroplast membrane, but can do so while folded.