New Plant Sciences Research Projects Taking Shape
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences researchers and their partners near and far ramp up interdisciplinary plant research. Case in point: Researchers from NC State and three Danish universities have been working together to better understand plant-microbe interactions.
CALS postdoc Karen O’Connell studies the best ways to grow microalgae to feed tiny brine shrimp that could be the base of the food chain for higher-value farm-raised fish.
Student Spotlight: For Abel Walker, Sustainability is Key to Living Well
Plant biology student Abel Walker looks outside his comfort zone as he prepares for life beyond his December 2018 graduation.
NC State's Master of Microbial Biotechnology prepares students to work at the intersection of science, technology and business.
NC State scientists are exploring the molecular-level processes that cause tomatoes to ripen, and what they find could have big implications for a range of traits -- from flavor to firmness -- in fruit-bearing crops.
‘Demographic Compensation’ May Not Save Plants Facing Climate Change
An in-depth look at how plants respond to climate change shows mixed results for the phenomenon of “demographic compensation” as a way for plants to avoid severe population declines.
Student Spotlight: ‘Plant Research Immediately Impacts People’
After a summer undergraduate research experience with a leading NC State plant scientist, Catherine Doyle was hooked. The Ph.D. student traveled to Tanzania to see the problems posed by cassava mosaic disease.
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.
Lost and Found
A cyanobacterial strain with an intriguing backstory could have an even more remarkable future, because the organism produces possible anticancer agents. Two NC State University scientists team up to find out how.
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.