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The focus of translational research is to "translate" or move knowledge acquired from basic research, done mainly in model plants, into crop plants to improve their agronomic performance. Researchers at the Noble Research Institute have already identified a number of genes in model plants that possess the potential to enhance stress tolerance and increase plant yield. Biotechnology approaches will be used to engineer forage and crop plants to improve important agronomic traits.

Translation of basic knowledge regarding mutualistic plant-microbe relationships into the deployment of biologicals (beneficial bacteria, fungi and viruses) in the field is a remarkable example of how fundamental, translational and applied researchers work together to produce outcomes.

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