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Plant Biology
Forage Improvement
Agricultural Research
Medicago Genomics
Medicago Genomics
Knowledge gained from research on Medicago truncatula is being utilized to improve important forage and grain legumes. A link to all three divisions at the Noble Foundation.
Summer Research Scholars Program
Summer Research Scholars
The program is more than just an internship; it's a chance to conduct actual research. It's an opportunity to explore endless scientific possibilities.
Ge, L., Yu, J., Wang, H., Luth, D., Bai, G, Wang, K. & Chen, R. (2016). Increasing seed size and quality by manipulating BIG SEEDS1 in legume species. PNAS (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America), (epub ahead of print), doi: 10.1073/pnas.1611763113.
Ge, L. & Chen, R. (2016). Negative gravitropism in plant roots. Nature Plants, 2, 165155 doi:10.1038/nplants.2016.155.
Zheng, Y., Jiao, C., Sun, H., Rosli, H. G., Pombo, M. A., Zhang, P., Banf, M., Dai, X., Martin, G. B., Giovannoni, J., Zhao, P. X., Rhee, S. Y. & Fei, Z. (2016). iTAK: a program for genome-wide prediction and classification of plant transcription factors, transcriptional regulators, and protein kinases. Molecular Plant, (In press),
Karlen, S. D., Zhang, C., Peck, M. L., Smith, R. A., Padmakshan, D., Helmich, K. E., Free, H. C., Lee, S., Smith, B. G., Lu, F., Sedbrook, J. C., Sibout, R., Grabber, J. H., Runge, T. M., Mysore, K. S., Harris, P. J., Bartley, L.E. & Ralph, J. (2016). Monolignol ferulate conjugates are naturally incorporated into plant lignins. Science Advances, 2 (10), e1600393 DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.1600393.
Niu, L., Fu, C-X., Lin, H., Wolabu, T. W., Wu, Y., Wang, Z - Y. & Tadege, M. (2016). Control of floral transition in the bioenergy crop switchgrass. Plant, Cell & Environment, 39 (10), 2158-2171 doi: 10.1111/pce.12769.
Boivin, s., Kazmierczak, T., Brault, M., Wen, J. Q., Gamas, P., Mysore, K. S. & Frugier, F. (2016). Different cytokinin histidine kinase receptors regulate nodule initiation as well as later nodule developmental stages in Medicago truncatula. Plant, Cell and Environment, 39 (10), 2198-2209 DOI: 10.1111/pce.1277.