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Zhiyong Wang Receives Germany’s Humboldt Research Award
Washington, DC — Carnegie’s Zhiyong Wang will receive the Humboldt Research Award, one of Germany’s most-prestigious prizes. Granted by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation up to 100 times each year, the award honors academics “whose fundamental ...
Quasi-sexual gene transfer and recombination drives genetic diversity of hot spring bacteria
Stanford, CA — New work from a team including Carnegie’s Devaki Bhaya and Michelle Davison used massive DNA sequencing of bacterial populations that grow in the hot springs in Yellowstone National Park to determine their genetic diversity and ...
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Ehrhardt named Royal Microscopical Society honorary fellow
Stanford, CA— Carnegie’s David Ehrhardt has been awarded an honorary fellowship of the Royal Microscopical Society. It was announced during the society’s Botanical Microscopy 2015 meeting at Exeter University. Potential fellows must be nominated and ...
Hormones that guide root growth rates revealed
Stanford, CA— A plant's roots grow and spread into the soil, taking up necessary water and minerals. The tip of a plant's root is a place of active cell division followed by cell elongation, with different zones dedicated to different functions, all ...
Winslow Briggs: where is he now?
Food-delivery process inside seeds revealed
Stanford, CA— Inside every seed is the embryo of a plant, and in most cases also a storage of food needed to power initial growth of the young seedling. A seed consists mainly of carbohydrates and these have to be is transported from the leaf where ...
How do they do plant research without growing a thing?
Human health and survival depend in large part on the chemistry of plant metabolism. About a quarter of our prescription drugs and half of anticancer drugs come from plants. These compounds, called specialized or secondary metabolites, are used to ...
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