Navigation Links
UMD to lead $5 million NSF-funded research partnership to develop drought-tolerant canola crops
Date:10/25/2010

I don't think that you can have 100% control over the impact of drought, what if you can have 10 or 15 percent more control over this? It would mean a lot to farmers and to the nation's natural resources," Kwak says.

To accomplish their goal, investigators will analyze guard cell activities in response to drought, including dynamic changes in RNA molecules, proteins, and metabolites in the canola plant and develop a genome scale view to understand how cellular networks and hormones regulate the plant's reaction under low water conditions. These data sets will be used, together with advanced genome sequencing approaches, to map genetic lines in Brassica napus and to identify natural variation in sensitivity to drought and in the speed at which water evaporates from stoma. Models generated from integrating this genomic, bioinformatic, and proteomic information will provide important information and a blueprint for improving water use efficiency and resistance to drought in crops.

In addition to Kwak, five other biologists will contribute their expertise to this effort, including Sarah M. Assmann (Penn State University), Joel S. Bader (Johns Hopkins University), John K. McKay (Colorado State University), Scott C. Peck (University of Missouri, Columbia), and Julian Schroeder (University of California, San Diego).

Their collaboration should provide a much more comprehensive understanding of guard cell signaling than scientists have discovered to date.

"These analyses will lead to comprehensive data sets for environmental stress-induced changes that occur in guard cells. Initial studies using guard cell-specific genomic approaches have shown that this type of research leads to important advances and breakthroughs in understanding drought stress signaling in plants," says co-investigator Julian Schroeder.

These research activities will generate a new "systems biology" view of a single plant cell type that can be used to m
'/>"/>

Contact: Kelly Blake
kellyb@umd.edu
University of Maryland
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. SAIC Awarded $23 Million Task Order by Defense Biometrics Identity Management Agency
2. Evidence is weak for tropical rainforest 65 million years ago in Africas low-latitudes
3. LSUHSC awarded $12 million for cancer, infectious diseases research & research pipeline
4. 100-million-year-old mistake provides snapshot of evolution
5. UBC gains $5.4 million for microbiome research from CIHR, Genome BC
6. Columbia engineer part of team to receive $6.2 million DOD grant for blast research
7. Rutgers part of team awarded $3.3 million National Institutes of Health grant for prostate cancer research
8. $5 million NSF grant will upgrade and expand NJIT radio telescope array
9. New fisheries system will save about $20 million, Iowa State University researchers find
10. Researcher awarded $2.27 million to study environmental effects on gene copy number
11. NIH awards Rutgers $47.5 million to advance groundbreaking research on protein structures
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
UMD to lead $5 million NSF-funded research partnership to develop drought-tolerant canola crops
(Date:8/21/2014)... use a previously unknown process for harvesting energy and ... a Penn State University scientist has discovered. The discovery ... plant growth, harvesting energy from the Sun, and understanding ... and other lakes worldwide. A paper describing the discovery ... edition of the journal Science on 21 ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC ) are ... Influential Scientific Minds 2014," a comprehensive list ... resource for science metrics and research performance analysis. ... influential "are performing and publishing work that their peers ... according to a Thomson Reuters statement. Researchers were identified ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... journal Carcinogenesis by researchers at the University ... adenomatous polyposis coli (APC) in suppressing colorectal cancer ... , Lead author Kristi Neufeld, associate professor in the ... Biology program at the KU Cancer Center, has spent ... the various activities of APC, a protein whose functional ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Hot-spring bacteria reveal ability to use far-red light for photosynthesis 2Hot-spring bacteria reveal ability to use far-red light for photosynthesis 3BIDMC researchers named among 'the most influential scientific minds' 2BIDMC researchers named among 'the most influential scientific minds' 3Research offers insight into cellular biology of colorectal cancer 2Research offers insight into cellular biology of colorectal cancer 3
... A team of scientists in the United Kingdom and the ... unique ecology of the Southern Ocean, the vast body of ... human activity. Their study is published this week in the ... Sciences . "Although Antarctica is still the most ...
... riddle or understand the solution to a problem, we can ... But what happens after the ,Aha!, moment? Why do the ... our memory? ,Much of memory research involves repetitive, rote ... of Prof. Yadin Dudai of the Institute,s Neurobiology Department, ,but ...
... Dallas, TX (March 31, 2011) Researchers at ... that electronic faucets are more likely to become contaminated ... spp ., compared with traditional manually operated faucets. ... annual meeting of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of ...
Cached Biology News:Human impacts on the marine ecosystems of Antarctica 2Human impacts on the marine ecosystems of Antarctica 3Human impacts on the marine ecosystems of Antarctica 4New insight into 'aha' memories 2Electronic faucets unsafe for use in high-risk patient hospital settings 2
(Date:8/21/2014)... Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) August 21, 2014 ... Global Seaweed Fertilizer Industryā€¯ is a professional ... Fertilizer market. The report provides basic Seaweed ... application, and industry chain structure as well ... international market analysis, including domestic market as ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... SPRING, N.Y. , Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ ... the launch of their Nutraceutical "TELO-20 for Dogs" ... and only Telomere-lengthening supplement in the world for ... ends of every chromosome in the body. A ... world,s leading experts in Telomere Science and Aging, ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... 2014 Mathematic studies at the Program for ... funded by the Jeffrey Epstein VI Foundation , have ... visually identified for elimination. These aggressive cells are the driver ... a topological map of what to look for when examining ... while tumor cells can be extracted from biopsy, it,s very ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... VIEW, Calif. , Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ ... properties and behaviors based on external stimuli such ... poised to have a disruptive effect in multiple ... revolutionize the business landscape by printing objects ranging ... aerospace and automotive sectors. Logo - ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Internationals Seaweed Fertilizer Industry 2014 Development Trend Analysis in New Research Study at DeepResearchReports.com 2Internationals Seaweed Fertilizer Industry 2014 Development Trend Analysis in New Research Study at DeepResearchReports.com 3Telomere Biosciences Announces: TELO-20 for Dogs, the World's First Telomere-Lengthening Supplement for Dogs, to Promote Healthy Aging and Longevity 2Telomere Biosciences Announces: TELO-20 for Dogs, the World's First Telomere-Lengthening Supplement for Dogs, to Promote Healthy Aging and Longevity 3Science Power Jeffrey Epstein and Harvard University Fund Project to Visually Stop Tumor Growth 2Frost & Sullivan: 4-D Printing to Usher in Age of Low-Labor, Fast-Paced Product Manufacturing 2Frost & Sullivan: 4-D Printing to Usher in Age of Low-Labor, Fast-Paced Product Manufacturing 3Frost & Sullivan: 4-D Printing to Usher in Age of Low-Labor, Fast-Paced Product Manufacturing 4
... Pharmasset, Inc.,(Nasdaq: VRUS ) management will present ... held March 17-20, 2008 at Boston Marriott,Copley Place in ... an overview of the company on Tuesday, March 18, ... C., To access a simultaneous webcast of Mr. ...
... 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Oncothyreon Inc.,(Nasdaq: ONTY ) (TSX: ... and quarter ended December 31, 2007. All results are ... loss for the year ended December 31, 2007, was ... with $36.4 million, or $2.38,per basic and diluted share ...
... MannKind,Corporation (Nasdaq: MNKD ) today issued ... MannKind is absolutely committed to the continued ... use our small,patient-friendly Medtone(R) inhaler to deliver Technosphere(R) ... much more closely matches the pattern,of insulin secretion ...
Cached Biology Technology:Pharmasset to Present at Cowen & Company's Health Care Conference on Tuesday, March 18th 2Oncothyreon reports full year and fourth quarter 2007 financial results 2Oncothyreon reports full year and fourth quarter 2007 financial results 3Oncothyreon reports full year and fourth quarter 2007 financial results 4Oncothyreon reports full year and fourth quarter 2007 financial results 5Oncothyreon reports full year and fourth quarter 2007 financial results 6Oncothyreon reports full year and fourth quarter 2007 financial results 7MannKind Corporation Response to Recent Market Events 2MannKind Corporation Response to Recent Market Events 3MannKind Corporation Response to Recent Market Events 4MannKind Corporation Response to Recent Market Events 5MannKind Corporation Response to Recent Market Events 6
12(S)-HETE-d8 is used as an internal standard for the quantification of 12(S)-HETE by stable isotope dilution mass spectrometry....
...
...
... kits are designed to rapidly and reliably ... patented APA Technology. APAgene provides hassle-free, ready-to ... All necessary ingredients are provided in each ... used for gap filling, localized cloning of ...
Biology Products: