Navigation Links
Making plant cells work like miniature factories

ecialist in biochemistry and functional genomics of plant metabolism.

Funding from the Chemical Sciences, Geosciences and Biosciences Division of the DOE's Office of Basic Energy Sciences provides $340,000 for operation and equipment this year and another $680,000 in 2006. Additional money is expected in 2007 and could continue if the program receives good marks during a peer review scheduled for 2008.

Before they can study the chemical makeup within plant cells, the team must construct new analytical instruments capable of identifying molecules in such minute quantities.

"Developing the instrumentation is a large part of the proposal and we're building a special, high-resolution mass spectrometer," Yeung said, "because there's nothing available commercially that meets our needs." He added that the equipment will be housed in the Roy J. Carver Co-Laboratory on the ISU campus.

Mass spectrometry works by measuring the mass of individual ions ?molecules that have been electrically charged. Plant material is ionized into a gas, sorted in an analyzer chamber according to the mass-to-charge ratios, and collected by an ion detector. The detector converts ion flux into a proportional electrical current. Finally, the magnitude of the electrical signals is recorded and plotted as a mass spectrum.

The ability to sort and detect these ions at cellular-scale quantities is where the team hopes to fine-tune the instrumentation.

Once the equipment is ready, the team will look at the chemical content in the cells of Arabidopsis thaliana, a small flowering plant that is widely used as a model organism in plant biology. Arabidopsis is a member of the mustard (Brassicaceae) family, which includes cultivated species such as cabbage and radish.

"Arabidopsis is not a major crop like corn and soybeans," Yeung said, "but because so much is already known about it genetically, we can hopefully begin to draw correlations between the chem
'"/>

Source:DOE/Ames Laboratory


Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Making Sure Sacred Sheep Dont Become Extinct
2. Muscle repair: Making a good system better, faster; implications for aging, disease
3. Making medicine smarter
4. Making a face: A new and earlier marker of neural crest development
5. Making mice with enhanced color vision
6. Key molecule in plant photo-protection identified
7. Transplantation Of Monkey Embryonic Stem Cells Reverses Parkinson Disease In Primates
8. Emory Eye Center Implants Its First Retinal Chips In Patients With Retinitis Pigmentosa
9. Circles Of DNA Might Help Predict Success Of Stem Cell Transplantation
10. Antibodies from plants protect against anthrax
11. New RNA polymerase discovered in plants
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Making plant cells work like miniature factories

(Date:7/10/2014)... 2014 NXT-ID, Inc., (OTCQB: NXTD) a biometric authentication company focused ... Gino Pereira was interviewed on July 1 st ... Florida . Mr. Pereira discusses the company,s next generation ... and how the Wocket™ aims to replace a traditional wallet ... Cedric Harris tells Gino he has never heard of ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... DUBLIN , July 3, 2014 ... the addition of the "Global Gesture Recognition ... Market - Forecasts to 2020" report to ... Global Gesture Recognition & Touch-Less Sensing ... been around for a while, but the companies ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... According to a new market ... Systems Market Global Forecast, Market Share, Size, Growth and ... Control systems market was valued at USD 15,406.1 million ... CAGR of 12.6% from 2014 to 2019, to reach ... Browse the full Electronic Access Control Systems ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Security and Your Money: Tampa Bay Radio Host Cedric Harris Talks to NXT-ID CEO Mr. Gino Pereira about the Wocket Smart Wallet 2Security and Your Money: Tampa Bay Radio Host Cedric Harris Talks to NXT-ID CEO Mr. Gino Pereira about the Wocket Smart Wallet 3Security and Your Money: Tampa Bay Radio Host Cedric Harris Talks to NXT-ID CEO Mr. Gino Pereira about the Wocket Smart Wallet 4Global Gesture Recognition & Touch-Less Sensing (2D, 3D, Ultrasonic, IR, Capacitive) Market - Forecasts to 2020 2Electronic Access Control Systems Market is Expected to Reach USD 31.2 Billion Globally in 2019: Transparency Market Research 2Electronic Access Control Systems Market is Expected to Reach USD 31.2 Billion Globally in 2019: Transparency Market Research 3Electronic Access Control Systems Market is Expected to Reach USD 31.2 Billion Globally in 2019: Transparency Market Research 4Electronic Access Control Systems Market is Expected to Reach USD 31.2 Billion Globally in 2019: Transparency Market Research 5
... researchers led by Shawn P. McElmurry, Ph.D., P.E., assistant ... University,s College of Engineering, has confirmed that seasonal fluctuations ... areas throughout the United States and elsewhere in the ... with lead. The study, published in the ...
... Mitchell, MD, a professor of public health (epidemiology) and ... Public Health and Medicine, recently received the Godfrey P. ... National Birth Defects Prevention Network. Mitchell, who is also ... was recognized for his significant lifetime contributions to the ...
... Registration is now open for the Joint Annual Meeting of ... Animal Science. The meeting will take place in Indianapolis, IN ... Meeting (JAM) will feature 35 symposia on topics such as ... planned additional high-level workshops, including a hands-on media training workshop ...
Cached Biology News:BU researcher receives highest honor from the National Birth Defects Prevention Network 2
(Date:7/10/2014)... PNAS (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences) ... deprivation have a significant effect on our metabolism. The ... time of day to test for diseases such as ... , Researchers from the University of Surrey and The ... sleep deprivation, body clock disruption and metabolism, and discovered ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... quantum Hall effect in bilayer graphene and shown that ... an electric field. , The fractional quantum Hall ... sheets are exposed to large magnetic fields, is a ... electrons behave as a single system. However, while the ... details of this collective behavior remain not well understood, ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... upside down forever. Nanophysics makes sure of that. Mechanics researchers ... published in Physical Review E . Knowledge that can ... seem to be able to sit still forever, and walk ... We will soon be able to buy smart new fasteners ... the fact is, sooner or later the grip is lost, ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign ... the interplay of spin and heat at the ... spintronic devices for data storage and information processing. ... as spin-angular momentum. In a typical charge current, ... spin current," explained David Cahill, a professor of ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Time of day crucial to accurately test for diseases, new research finds 2Columbia researchers observe tunable quantum behavior in bilayer graphene 2Columbia researchers observe tunable quantum behavior in bilayer graphene 3Even geckos can lose their grip 2University of Illinois study advances limits for ultrafast nano-devices 2
... CLEVELAND, June 22, 2011 Clinical Research Management, ... in basic and applied research, clinical trials, and ... a new, 5-year, $97MM research support contract titled ... (SMMRS) to be performed at the Walter Reed ...
... June 22, 2011 ,   ... a novel platform technology for the oral delivery of ... Berelowitz, M.D., has been appointed the Chairman of its,Scientific ... Board of Directors in May 2010,and will now expand ...
... Biodesign, a drug discovery company that utilizes ultra-high throughput ... therapeutic agents against its novel disease-based targets, or its ... medicinal chemistry space at 8 Black Forest Road in ... 11,000 square feet of state-of-the-art research laboratories and office ...
Cached Biology Technology:ClinicalRM (formerly CRM) Awarded $97MM U.S. Army Contract to Support Military Clinical Research for the Warfighter 2Oramed Pharmaceuticals Appoints Dr. Michael Berelowitz as Chairman of Scientific Advisory Board 2Oramed Pharmaceuticals Appoints Dr. Michael Berelowitz as Chairman of Scientific Advisory Board 3VENENUM Biodesign Announces Opening of Medicinal Chemistry Labs 2
... Cleland’s Reagent, Immobilized White solid. ... form of DTT on polyacrylamide resin with applications ... 233153 , 233156 , and ... no soluble components are added to the system. ...
... HVJ (hemagglutinating virus of Japan, also named ... tool for transfection of molecules by means ... for siRNA (RNAi), Protein, Oligo, cDNA, Antibodies, ... in vivo. GenomONE-Neo EX has a high ...
... White solid.. PACKAGED UNDER INERT GAS. Cyclizes as ... "driven" to completion. A protective agent for SH ... many other preparations. Blocks the lethal and hypnotic ... Contaminants: Heavy metals: ≤1 ppm. ...
... sequencing of Salmonella genomes has allowed the ... PCR* primer pairs. The S. enterica Typhimurium ... chromosome (4,857,432 bp; 4,440 ORFs) and a ... ORFmers from Sigma-Genosys have been designed to ...
Biology Products: