The cell is the basic structural and functional unit in all living things. Cells coordinate the acquisition of nutrients from the environment, handle replication and form complex tissues.
Cell biology is the study of the operations, behavior, functions, properties and structures of cells. Developmental biology focuses on the genetic controls associated with cell growth and the formation/growth of tissues and organs during development.
At the Noble Research Institute, scientists seek to learn more about the mechanisms that control root and shoot growth, seedling emergence, and light absorption for photosynthesis. Additionally, Noble Research Institute researchers seek to understand cellular-level signaling mechanisms that regulate cell growth and control plant responses to various environmental stimuli.