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BBSRC Funding for Rice Research

7th Jan 2017

The BBSRC announced has funded for 13 projects that involve research with the overall aim of improving productivity in rice. This comes from a Newton Fund funding call that underpins the UK-China-Thailand-Philippines-Vietnam Sustainable Rice Programme. It is gratifying to see that many applicants...

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Arabidopsis Research Roundup: December 29th

29th Dec 2016

The final Research Roundup of 2016 includes two papers that take different strategies toward the ultimate aim of crop improvement and use Arabidopsis as a tool for their initial discoveries. Firstly Christine Raines (University of Essex) uses a transgenic approach to upregulate enzymes of the...

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Arabidopsis Research Roundup: December 7th

7th Dec 2016

This weeks Arabidopsis Research Roundup is led by a study from the John Innes Centre in which Lars Ostergaard’s group identify a novel auxin-signaling module. Lars also kindly provides an audio description of this paper where we discuss the significance of this paper for our understanding of...

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Arabidopsis Research Roundup: November 14th

14th Nov 2016

This weeks Arabidopsis Research Roundup is led by a manuscript from Tom Bennett and Ottoline Leyser that looks at strigolactone signaling for which Tom provides a brief audio description. Elsewhere Verena Kreichbaumer (Oxford Brookes) is a co-author on a study that looks into cytokinin control of...

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Arabidopsis Research Roundup: November 4th

4th Nov 2016

A couple of weeks of inactivity leads to a bumper edition of the Arabidopsis Research Roundup. Firstly are two papers from the JIC led by Janelle Balk and Caroline Dean that look at the regulation of the maturation of Fe-S protein complexes or of FLC expression respectively. Secondly is a study...

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Arabidopsis Research Roundup: October 21st

21st Oct 2016

This weeks Roundup demonstrates a wide breadth of research topics that use Arabidopsis at the model organism. Firstly Matthew Terry and colleagues investigate the factors that control reterograde siganling between chloroplast and nucleus. Secondly researchers from the University of Sheffield...

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