On Thursday, Feb. 28, the College of Biological Sciences will host the Nara Institute of Science and Technology Mini-Symposium, which will feature talks on parasitic plants, chimeric animals and the molecular mechanisms of central nervous system formation, among other topics. The symposium will be held in Life Sciences 1022.
Professor Neelima Sinha, Department of Plant Biology, was profiled by The Scientist. Follow her journey from the finance realm to the world of plant biology in an article called "Perennial Explorer: A Profile of Neelima Sinha."
Plant biologists at UC Davis have discovered a way to make crop plants replicate through seeds as clones. The long-sought discovery could make it easier to propagate high-yielding, disease-resistant or climate-tolerant crops and make them available to the world’s farmers.
Determining how the planet’s plants will respond to changing environments is a monumental task, but thanks to a grant from the NSF, Assistant Professor Jennifer Gremer and colleagues will investigate how environmental factors influence the germination of California wildflowers.
With robotics, computers and advanced genetics, researchers at the University of California, Davis, and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory have established a core set of genes that help plants metabolize nitrogen, the key to plant growth and crop yield.