Dec 16, 2019
Salty Algae Leads to Sweet Success
NC State University professor Heike Sederoff started studying saltwater algae more than a decade ago as part of a project to use algae to make biofuel. This research led to a recent paper in the journal Nature and a biofuels patent application.
Nov 8, 2019
New Genetic Engineering Toolset Produces Better-Modified Plants Faster, Easier
NC State profs Anna Stepanova and Jose Alonso share a new set of genetic engineering tools that makes recombineering large plant genes faster and easier in a paper published in the journal Plant Cell. The toolset will improve the precision and reliability of fundamental plant science, which forms the foundation for innovations in pest resistance, yield increases and growing season extensions.
Oct 2, 2019
One Giant Leaf for Mankind
NC State student Joseph Taylor is helping NASA learn how to grow vegetables in space to feed astronauts journeying to the Moon, Mars.