Navigation Links
U of I receives $1 million USDA grant to study Glossy15 in sorghum
Date:9/9/2010

URBANA A $1 million USDA Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) grant will help University of Illinois researchers determine if changes in the Glossy15 gene system of sorghum will lead to enhanced bioenergy production in the future.

"Understanding how to modify crops we already know about and tailoring them to bioenergy uses is becoming increasingly important," said Stephen Moose, U of I professor of crop sciences and member of the Energy Biosciences Institute in the Institute for Genomic Biology. "If we really want to make this happen, we need to tailor our crops to local environments and develop crops that are economically and environmentally sustainable."

In order to improve biomass yields and conversion to bioenergy, plant traits such as growth habit, sensitivity to day length, flowering time, carbon partitioning, and nutrient use efficiency must be improved, Moose said.

In maize, researchers have found that increased expression of the Glossy15 gene delays flowering and reduces grain yields while leading to greater accumulation of total biomass and stalk sugars. In addition, the nitrogen requirements to maximize total biomass are much less for the hybrids with higher Glossy15 expression.

"Because of the close relationship between maize and sorghum, it's possible that interactions between the genes in maize will help program differences in shoot maturation that distinguish grain, sweet and biomass sorghum cultivars," he said. "We are interested in finding out if this gene can be used to convert superior sorghum grain hybrids to cultivars enhanced for bioenergy production."

Through comparative genomics, targeted resequencing, RNA expression analysis and association mapping, U of I researchers plan to further characterize sorghum in order to regulate shoot maturation.

"Collectively, our results may lead to improved sorghum cultivars optimized for sustainable, low-cost production of biomass for
'/>"/>

Contact: Jennifer Shike
jshike@illinois.edu
217-244-0888
University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Wistar Institute researcher receives New Innovator award from NIH
2. L-1 Identity Solutions Receives $5.9 Million Drivers License Contract Expansion from the State of Mississippi
3. Kount Receives Patent for Device Fingerprinting
4. American College of Medical Genetics receives $13.5M NIH contract
5. Penn State receives new NASA astrobiology grant
6. Global Viral Forecasting Initiative receives $11M to implement pandemic early warning system
7. Vidaza receives positve opinion from European CHMP
8. Case Western Reserve receives Ellison Medical Foundation New Scholar in Aging award
9. Montana State partnership receives $66.9M for carbon sequestration
10. Oklahoma EPSCoR receives $20 million for biofuels research
11. UC Riverside rice geneticist receives high honor from US Department of Agriculture
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/22/2014)... July 22, 2014 BGI Tech Solutions ... the world,s largest genomics organization, announced today the ... sequencing service based on Complete Genomics, industry-leading platform. ... and SNP validation, and is available at reduced ... Genomics, highly regarded in the industry for providing ...
(Date:7/22/2014)... lunch box and you,re likely to find that the lunches ... the findings of a study conducted by researchers at the ... and in the Department of Public Health and Community Medicine ... published online ahead of print in the Journal of ... by senior author Jeanne Goldberg, Ph.D., R.D., a professor at ...
(Date:7/21/2014)... 2014 (Toronto) As part of a multinational, collaborative ... Health (CAMH) have helped identify over 100 locations in ... schizophrenia, in what is the largest genomic study published ... online in Nature , point to biological mechanisms ... to new approaches to treating the disorder, which has ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):BGI Tech launches human whole exome sequencing service on complete genomics' advanced platform 2Room for improvement in elementary school children's lunches and snacks from home 2International team sheds new light on biology underlying schizophrenia 2International team sheds new light on biology underlying schizophrenia 3
... 5, 2008 Scientists report online this week in ... of specialized gut immune cells to a gene associated ... inflammatory bowel disorder. The link to immune cells ... St. Louis because they and others believe Crohn,s disease ...
... found the key to engineering plants capable of thriving ... report published online on October 2nd in Current ... that is generally plentiful in the earth,s crustcauses particular ... where acidic environments turn the metal into a form ...
... the power of 21st century computing to confirm an idea ... cycles evolve faster. Their findings appear in the October 3rd ... consequence for the understanding of evolution made possible by the ... said senior author Michael Donoghue , the G. Evelyn ...
Cached Biology News:Form of Crohn's disease traced to disabled gut cells 2How to build crops that can beat aluminum's toxic effects 2Reproducing early and often is the key to rapid evolution in plants 2
(Date:7/22/2014)... Two new members were elected to ... its annual Shareholders Meeting on June 13: Kerry R. ... PFM Group, and Stephen T. Zarrilli, President and CEO ... election of Michael A. DiPiano, Managing General Partner of ... P. Jaffe, Esq., of Duane Morris LLP, as Director ...
(Date:7/22/2014)... en SHENZHEN, China , 22 ... (BGI Tech), een dochtermaatschappij van BGI, ,s wereld grootste ... introductie aan van een nieuwe service ten behoeve van ... geavanceerde platform van Complete Genomics. In ... de sector in hoog aanzien staat vanwege de in ...
(Date:7/22/2014)... Mass. , July 22, 2014  The ... $650 million from philanthropist Ted Stanley ... and bringing new treatments based on molecular understanding ... world. The Stanley commitment – ... the largest for scientific research in general – ...
(Date:7/22/2014)... KS (PRWEB) July 22, 2014 ... attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is diagnosed, selecting medication to ... and error. Analyzing brain patterns by using electroencephalography (EEG) ... result and thus lower the risk of adverse drug ... Phenotypes and Biomarkers” in the current issue of ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Two New Members Elected to University City Science Center Board of Directors 2Two New Members Elected to University City Science Center Board of Directors 3BGI Tech introduceert service op gebied van hele menselijke exoomsequencing op geavanceerd Complete Genomics-platform 2$650 million commitment to Stanley Center at Broad Institute aims to galvanize mental illness research 2$650 million commitment to Stanley Center at Broad Institute aims to galvanize mental illness research 3$650 million commitment to Stanley Center at Broad Institute aims to galvanize mental illness research 4$650 million commitment to Stanley Center at Broad Institute aims to galvanize mental illness research 5$650 million commitment to Stanley Center at Broad Institute aims to galvanize mental illness research 6$650 million commitment to Stanley Center at Broad Institute aims to galvanize mental illness research 7$650 million commitment to Stanley Center at Broad Institute aims to galvanize mental illness research 8$650 million commitment to Stanley Center at Broad Institute aims to galvanize mental illness research 9$650 million commitment to Stanley Center at Broad Institute aims to galvanize mental illness research 10Analyzing Brain Patterns with EEG Can Help Predict Effective Use of Medication 2Analyzing Brain Patterns with EEG Can Help Predict Effective Use of Medication 3
... MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE, Mass. -- Promising research on superconducting materials, near ... Tufts University,s School of Engineering early career awards from ... The awards are among the most prestigious honors given ... at the early stages of their careers, when many ...
... better treatments for PD -- , ... , , ... ... NEW YORK , March 23 The Michael ...
... ... ... ... , March 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Oncothyreon Inc. (Nasdaq: ONTY ) today announced that Merck Serono, a division of Merck KGaA of Darmstadt, Germany , and its U.S. ...
Cached Biology Technology:3 Tufts engineering faculty earn prestigious national awards for promising research 23 Tufts engineering faculty earn prestigious national awards for promising research 3Michael J. Fox Foundation Offers High-Quality LRRK2 Antibodies for PD Therapeutic Development 2Michael J. Fox Foundation Offers High-Quality LRRK2 Antibodies for PD Therapeutic Development 3Michael J. Fox Foundation Offers High-Quality LRRK2 Antibodies for PD Therapeutic Development 4Oncothyreon announces temporary suspension of Stimuvax clinical trials by Merck Serono 2Oncothyreon announces temporary suspension of Stimuvax clinical trials by Merck Serono 3Oncothyreon announces temporary suspension of Stimuvax clinical trials by Merck Serono 4Oncothyreon announces temporary suspension of Stimuvax clinical trials by Merck Serono 5Oncothyreon announces temporary suspension of Stimuvax clinical trials by Merck Serono 6
Ps-Aeruginosa (IgG) -Ab EIA Sample Size: 100 l...
Ps-Aeruginosa (IgA) -Ab EIA Sample Size: 100 l...
Request Info...
... bench time to just 15 minutes! The ... that can be drawn between this exciting new ... instant foods. Instant meals consumed by astronauts, ... and are reconstituted by adding water. The ...
Biology Products: