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Gene Network Lets Plant Roots Handle Nitrogen

October 26, 2018

As featured in Nature, researchers at the University of California, Davis, and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory have established a core set of genes that help plants metabolize nitrogen, the key to plant growth and crop yield. Featuring Associate Professor Siobhan Brady, Department of Plant Biology.

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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 Plant Biology Graduate Group 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.

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Plant Cell Study Adds to Protein Trafficking Dogma

September 04, 2018

There’s a prevailing dogma in the field of cell biology.  When it comes to transmembrane protein trafficking—the act of molecules crossing cellular membranes—proteins need to be unfolded to cross, otherwise they’re too bulky to fit through membrane pores.