Getting to the Genetic Root of Stem Cells
NC State scientists find faster ways to identify the complex gene interactions that make stem cell renewal and differentiation in plants possible.
Scientists Unravel Mysteries of DNA Replication in Corn
For the first time, scientists have characterized the DNA replication timing process for an entire plant genome.
Expanding Tropical Forest Spells Disaster for Conservation
An NC State University study shows that fire suppression efforts in Brazilian savannas turn many of those areas into forest lands, with negative consequences for the plants and animals that live there.
Tackling Cassava Mosaic Disease: One Week in Tanzania
NC State Ph.D. student Catherine Doyle had seen infected cassava in a lab, but a trip to Tanzania allowed her to connect that work to what's happening in the field. Read more in this second in a series of posts on her journey to help defeat cassava mosaic disease.
Studying a Disease in Order to Prevent Starvation
CALS student Catherine Doyle is preparing to spend several weeks in Tanzania, doing field work related to a research effort aimed at tackling a disease that threatens the livelihood of people through sub-Saharan Africa. Read more from NC State's Abstract.
AgPack Strong: A World of Possibilities
Kim Shearer is the tree and shrub breeder at The Morton Arboretum in Lisle, Ill. Find out how she landed her dream job -- and why plants make her happy.
Xiang Explores the Evolutionary History of Dogwood Diversity
With flowering dogwoods in full bloom, NC State's Jenny Xiang takes time out to discuss her research to understand more about the intriguing evolutionary history of its genus.
Phytotron Stands the Test of Time
In the growth chambers and greenhouses of the Phytotron, researchers find ways to improve agriculture, the environment and even transportation and medicine.
Faculty Focus: Behind the Scenes in the Vascular Plant Herbarium
NC State University’s Vascular Plant Herbarium Director describes what it’s like to look after more than a hundred thousand plant specimens – and why it’s important.
Gates Foundation Grant Fuels NC State Study of Devastating Crop Disease
An ongoing NC State University partnership to defeat a disease of a key African food crop got a boost recently when the project received a $2.15 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.