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Molecular Plant Science News – UPDATED 11/16/2017

Recently Published Research (updated 11/16/2017)

WSU researchers genetically alter rice plants (NEW)

$1.5M for specialty crop research to improve fruits, vegetables, farming (NEW)

Holy smokes (NEW)

Global research team fills language gap in plant science (NEW)

Washington Grain Commission Video 

An energetic molecule DAMPens plant disease by boosting defence mechanisms 

Plant for the future 

Entrepreneurial Faculty Ambassadors welcome new leader, broader mission 

Western Wheat Workers Falling Number Update 

Zapping Noxious Weeds On Organic Farms Is Harder Than You Think 

For the Love of Huckleberries:  August Brings Out Hunters Of Elusive Fruit

NSF grant aims to use big data to improve crops

CAHNRS Newsletter July 2017

CAHNRS Faculty Feature:  Hanu Pappu

The world of wheat:  Growing grain in Washington

Space Farming 

Phytelligence Secures $5.96 Million in New Funding

CAHNRS Faculty Feature:  Amit Dhingra

CAHNRS Newsletter June 2017

Drought-resistant wheat, soybeans WSU’s aim in USDA grant research

CAHNRS Faculty Feature:  John Fellman

2017 BIOAg Grant Awards

Can Mushrooms Save the Honey Bee?

WSU White Paper on Dealing with Falling Numbers 

Cyber gene network could speed up discoveries

Plant inner workings point way to more nutritious crops

Understanding energy for more efficient agriculture

Scientists discover new method to harness energy

Tree growth model assists breeding for more wood

Natural plant defense could help fight cancer, Alzheimer’s

Faster Drop for a new crop 

After the rains

Researchers tackle impacts of climate change on plants 

Novel gene resists toxic wheat disease that costs billions

Oct. 31:  Professor talks about research entrepreneurism

Soybean nitrogen breakthrough could help feed the world

Wyrick study named national institute’s ‘paper of the month’

WSU releases new variety of wheat

An Insider’s View

WSU wheat researchers tackle widespread quality problem

CAHNRS Faculty Feature:  Amit Dhingra 

WSU researchers gain unprecedented look at DNA damage 

CAHNRS Faculty Feature:  Arron Carter

Two WSU Wheat Scientists named Vogel Endowed Chairs

New Approaches to Plant Disease

National Science Foundation GRFP awards

Outstanding Achievement

Research Travel Awards

Eminent Faculty Award

WSU grant will help fight devastating citrus disease

Korey Brownstein – National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program Awardee

2015 ERI Awards
A single-step method to map genes underlying phenotypes in multiple environments
PI: Dr. Zhiwu Zhang, Crop and Soil Science
Co-PI: Dr. Arron H. Carter, Crop and Soil Science

2015-2016 Graduates

WSU research gets Gates money to improve rice yields

Seeking new sorghum, the “camel of crops’, for biofuels

WSU partners to develop new anti-inflammatory drug

More than $1.7 million awarded to WSU for specialty crop research

Inspiring Teamwork
– Dr. Arron Carter

Harnessing wild yeasts to produce refined wines

Four win DNA sequencing research grants at WSU

Study points the way toward producing rubber from lettuce

$1.5 million grant to advance ‘big data’ for genomic research