Research News Archive

Atomic structure of a phage DNA translocating conduit

The Fane and Rossmann groups (U. of A. and Purdue University, respectively) solved the first atomic structure of a virally encoded, DNA translocating conduit. Ten copies of the øX174 DNA pilot protein form a 170...

Barry Pryor received David E. Cox Faculty Teaching Award

Barry Pryor received the David E. Cox Faculty Teaching Award at the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences 2013 Honors Convocation, October 18th, 2013. This award was created to “recognize and honor unusual...

Growing Medicinal Mushrooms

Barry Pryor received a UA Green Fund award to develop systems for recycling landscape and consumer waste products as substrates for growing gourmet and medicinal mushrooms. Current efforts are focused on growing...

Monica Schmidt and Eliot Herman Awarded an NIH Grant

Monica Schmidt and Eliot Herman along with Brad Warner at the Children’s Hospital in St. Louis, MO received an NIH grant to produce epidermal growth factor in soybean seeds as a means to prevent necrotizing...

GoGe unravels evolution history of the carnivorous bladderwort plant

Dr. Eric Lyons' comparative genomics software system, CoGe, was used extensively to unravel the evolution history of the carnivorous bladderwort plant.  As one of the smallest...

Gene expression in angiosperm organ evolution

Dr. Xiangfeng Wang’s laboratory reported a correlation across genes in the rates of sequence and expression evolution and showed evidence that genes expressed broadly across organs tend to evolve their expression...

Dr. Brown awarded a USDA grant to work on citrus greening disease

Dr. Judith Brown is a co-recipient of a multi-state, $9 million USDA grant on citrus greening, a destructive and incurable bacterial disease of citrus. She will focus on understanding the molecular interactions...

Terraces

Terraces of equally-optimal trees, often concealed by standard methods of phylogenetic analysis, occur when multi-locus data sets have specific patterns of missing data. These patterns can now be understood, and...

Parasponia andersonii

School of Plant Sciences investigators directed by Rod Wing within AGI have collaborated on a recent article, appearing in Science, that examines the evolution of Nod factor signaling in  ...

Endophytic fungal diversity in Panama

Unprecedented levels of fungal endophyte diversity have been found  in tropical forest grasses on Barro Colorado Island, Panama, by A. E.  Arnold and colleagues. Unlike for temperate and crop grasses...