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A New Method for Unraveling Complex Gene Interactions
2 months ago

A New Method for Unraveling Complex Gene Interactions

By  •  2 months ago  •  Science

The first step for biologists who want to develop new, more efficient biofuels is to understand the genetic underpinnings of plants that can be digested by microbes into chemical compounds. …
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AI for Plant Breeding in an Ever-Changing Climate
8 months ago

AI for Plant Breeding in an Ever-Changing Climate

By  •  8 months ago  •  Featured, Science

How might artificial intelligence (AI) impact agriculture, the food industry, and the field of bioengineering? Dan Jacobson, a research and development staff member in the Biosciences Division at the US …
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Chromosome Connectors Take Center Stage for ORNL Scientists Studying Poplar
9 months ago

Chromosome Connectors Take Center Stage for ORNL Scientists Studying Poplar

By  •  9 months ago  •  Featured, Science

The black cottonwood tree, or Populus trichocarpa (poplar), serves as a model organism for scientists studying the structure, growth, development, and genetics of plants. Poplar was the first tree genome scientists …
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ORNL Scientists Make Fundamental Discovery to Creating Better Crops
12 months ago

ORNL Scientists Make Fundamental Discovery to Creating Better Crops

By  •  12 months ago  •  Featured, Science

Written by: Stephanie Seay, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

A team of scientists led by the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have discovered the specific gene that controls an …
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Breaching the Biomass Problem
2 years ago

Breaching the Biomass Problem

By  •  2 years ago  •  Featured, Science

In a farewell nod to Titan, scheduled to be decommissioned in August 2019, we present a short series of features highlighting some of Titan’s impactful contributions to scientific research.

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A Novel Method for Comparing Plant Genes
2 years ago

A Novel Method for Comparing Plant Genes

By  •  2 years ago  •  Science

During normal photosynthesis, plants capture sunlight and carry out respiration during the day, taking in carbon dioxide that will be used to form carbohydrates. But a small percentage of plant …
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