Navigation Links
Stopping plants from getting sick

Fungi-infected plants often cause dramatic symptoms such as the formation of colourful masses of fungal spores instead of seeds. Some fungi can even make infected plants smell like rotting fish. In general, these infections cause major headaches for farmers who are counting on their crops, such as wheat and barley, to survive through the growing season.

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) grantee James Kronstad has spent almost his entire life looking for the "Achilles' heel" of these infections and to develop fungicides to stop fungi in their tracks. He spent his childhood on Oregon wheat farms and witnessed first-hand the damage that fungi can do to crops. He then went to university to learn the tools for dealing with fungal infections of both plants and animals.

Thirty years later, after a lifetime of work in both farmer's fields and the scientific field of fungal biology, Kronstad is being honoured for his work by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). He will be inducted as an AAAS Fellow during the association's annual conference that is being held in San Francisco from February 15 to 19.

"This is a great honour, but it's also a reflection of the hard work my trainees and students and post-docs put in as they worked with me during their careers," says Kronstad, a biologist at the University of British Columbia. "There are about 40 other people who I wish could share this fellowship with me."

Kronstad's NSERC-funded research focuses on the smut fungi, a group of pathogens with an unusual name that comes from the sooty black masses of spores that they form on infected plants. The smut fungi represent particularly useful models to study how pathogens infect crop plants. These fungi depend on the infection of a plant to complete part of their life cycle. But once that part of their life is over, they can be removed from the plant to be studied in the laboratory.

What Kr
'"/>

Source:Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council


Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Stopping smallpox in its tracks: A new anti-viral approach
2. Menopause Symptoms May Come Back After Stopping Menopausal Hormone Therapy
3. Emory Eye Center Implants Its First Retinal Chips In Patients With Retinitis Pigmentosa
4. Antibodies from plants protect against anthrax
5. New RNA polymerase discovered in plants
6. Transgenic plants remove more selenium from polluted soil than wild plants, new tests show
7. Scientists discover how plants disarm the toxic effects of excessive sunlight
8. Defenseless plants arm themselves with metals
9. At long last, scientists figure out how plants grow
10. Precise Timing Enabled Pig-to-rat Transplants To Cure Diabetes
11. Engineers improve plastics potential for use in implants by linking it to biological material
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Stopping plants from getting sick

(Date:3/30/2015)... , Mar. 26, 2015 Research and Markets ... of the "Global Gesture Recognition Market in Automotive ... The analysts forecast the Global Gesture Recognition market in ... over the period 2013-2018. Gesture recognition is ... to different gestures of an individual. Gesture recognition technology ...
(Date:3/24/2015)... DUBLIN , Mar. 24, 2015 Research and Markets ... "Face and Voice Biometrics - Global Strategic Business Report" report ... for Face and Voice Biometrics in US$ Thousands by the following ... analytics for the US, Canada , ... , Middle East & ...
(Date:3/23/2015)... -- SoundView Technology Group issues a new research update following ... smart wallet. SoundView was one of the selected user groups to ... Wocket in multiple scenarios and outlets. Soundview ... making both debit and credit card payments.  ... company meets their plans in 2015, it would push our ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Global Gesture Recognition Market in Automotive Sector Report 2015 - Growing Number of Partnerships 2Face and Voice Biometrics - Global Strategic Business Report 2015: Face Recognition Gains Prominence in Immigration Control 2Face and Voice Biometrics - Global Strategic Business Report 2015: Face Recognition Gains Prominence in Immigration Control 3Face and Voice Biometrics - Global Strategic Business Report 2015: Face Recognition Gains Prominence in Immigration Control 4Face and Voice Biometrics - Global Strategic Business Report 2015: Face Recognition Gains Prominence in Immigration Control 5Face and Voice Biometrics - Global Strategic Business Report 2015: Face Recognition Gains Prominence in Immigration Control 6Technology Research Note Update from SoundView; Real-World Usage and Feedback of Wocket Smart Wallet at CVS, Whole Foods and other Retailers 2Technology Research Note Update from SoundView; Real-World Usage and Feedback of Wocket Smart Wallet at CVS, Whole Foods and other Retailers 3Technology Research Note Update from SoundView; Real-World Usage and Feedback of Wocket Smart Wallet at CVS, Whole Foods and other Retailers 4
... of Appeals has overturned an August 2010 ban on federal ... broader exploration of how stem cells function and how they ... incurable diseases. The ruling has been welcomed by the ... and by the nation,s top researchers in the field, including ...
... 27, 2011 According to the Centers for Disease Control ... more likely to die from diabetes than someone living in ... parts of the United States. Now, a group of seven ... change those health disparities and improve health through the creation ...
... A gene therapy approach using a protein called ... of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), according to a new ... of Medicine. Led by senior author Rajendra Kumar-Singh, PhD, ... delivered by a gene therapy approach significantly reduced the ...
Cached Biology News:US Appeals Court opens federal funding for stem cell research 2Network created to address obesity, chronic health issues in Appalachian region 2Network created to address obesity, chronic health issues in Appalachian region 3Gene therapy shows promise against age-related macular degeneration 2
(Date:4/30/2015)... 30, 2015 Biodata, producer of ... integrated protocols and specimen management systems, and ChemAxon, ... consulting services for life science research, announce their ... newest feature: chemical structure and reaction support. Already ... biologists, bio-chemists, and more, the integration of ChemAxon's ...
(Date:4/30/2015)... 30, 2015 WuXi PharmaTech (Cayman) Inc. ("WuXi" ... global contract R&D services provider, today announced that its ... letter, dated April 29, 2015, from a consortium (the ... "Chairman"), founder, chairman and chief executive officer of the ... proposes a transaction (the "Transaction") involving the acquisition of ...
(Date:4/30/2015)... Sterlitech is proud to offer ... PX, PY, and PZ Polyacrylonotrile (PAN) membranes , ... Designed to be ideal for oil removal in ... critical process requirements where the presence of oils ... regulations on industrial wastewater discharge and quality requirements ...
(Date:4/29/2015)... -- Cambrex Corporation (NYSE: CBM ) announced that first ... 1, 2015 before the market opens. , ... conference call to discuss the financial results. First Quarter 2015 ... Friday, May 1, 2015 at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time ... International  Passcode:  7993632 Dial-in Replay: , ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Labguru Integrates ChemAxon's Marvin JS, to Enhance Functionality for Chemists 2WuXi PharmaTech Announces Receipt of Proposal 2WuXi PharmaTech Announces Receipt of Proposal 3WuXi PharmaTech Announces Receipt of Proposal 4WuXi PharmaTech Announces Receipt of Proposal 5WuXi PharmaTech Announces Receipt of Proposal 6Sterlitech Offers New Ultrafiltration Membranes 2
... EXTON, Pa., Feb. 28, 2012 ViroPharma Incorporated (Nasdaq: ... fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2011. ... in annual net product sales, including $251 million in net ... in net sales of Vancocin® (Vancomycin Hydrochloride Capsules, USP); ...
... NOVATO, Calif., Feb. 28, 2012 Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical ... for rare and ultra-rare genetic disorders, today announced ... has granted orphan drug designation for UX003 for ... an extremely rare autosomal recessive lysosomal storage disorder ...
... Verenium Corporation (Nasdaq: VRNM ), a leading ... high-performance enzymes, today announced that it will release ... 5, 2012 at 8:00 a.m. ET. In conjunction with the ... webcast on Monday, March 5 at 8:30 a.m. ET. ...
Cached Biology Technology:ViroPharma Incorporated Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2011 Financial Results 2ViroPharma Incorporated Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2011 Financial Results 3ViroPharma Incorporated Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2011 Financial Results 4ViroPharma Incorporated Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2011 Financial Results 5ViroPharma Incorporated Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2011 Financial Results 6ViroPharma Incorporated Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2011 Financial Results 7ViroPharma Incorporated Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2011 Financial Results 8ViroPharma Incorporated Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2011 Financial Results 9ViroPharma Incorporated Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2011 Financial Results 10ViroPharma Incorporated Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2011 Financial Results 11ViroPharma Incorporated Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2011 Financial Results 12Ultragenyx Granted Orphan Drug Designation for UX003 for the Treatment of Mucopolysaccharidosis Type 7 (MPS 7) 2Ultragenyx Granted Orphan Drug Designation for UX003 for the Treatment of Mucopolysaccharidosis Type 7 (MPS 7) 3Verenium Corporation to Announce Fourth Quarter and Year-End 2011 Financial Results 2Verenium Corporation to Announce Fourth Quarter and Year-End 2011 Financial Results 3
...
... designed to rapidly and reliably amplify unknown ... Technology. APAgene provides hassle-free, ready-to use components, ... ingredients are provided in each kit. The ... for insert-end amplification of large clones such ...
Rabbit polyclonal to Yaf9 ( Abpromise for all tested applications)....
... product is designed to deparaffinize and perform ... fixed paraffin-embedded tissue sections mounted on glass ... the paraffin at the high temperature used ... emulsification of the paraffin by detergent. Formaldehyde ...
Biology Products: