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Protecting Plants from the Power of Sunlight

Friday, July 21, 2017
These plants are related, but those that can't manage environmental stress might not survive. Source: Donghee Hoh, Kramer lab

Research is showing that the speed at which plants adjust to changes in their surroundings is vital to their health. But a major problem for scientists has been…

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Solving Big Problems in Agriculture and Energy

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Michigan State University plant researcher David Kramer has his sights set on making a measurable impact on food security and renewable energy for the future. He and his…

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New Data-Sharing Tools Advance Farming Research Globally

Friday, March 10, 2017

PhotosynQ – a handheld device with sensors and an online data-sharing and analysis platform – has enabled a team of Michigan State University researchers to create the plant-science…

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MSU’s Kramer Wins International Innovation Prize

Friday, August 19, 2016

David M. Kramer, MSU Hannah Distinguished Professor in photosynthesis and bioenergetics, is the 2016 recipient of the International Society of Photosynthesis Research (ISPR) Innovation Award. The ISPR, founded…

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Improving Grain Legume Production with New Ag Technology

Thursday, August 4, 2016
David Kramer

David Kramer, Michigan State University (MSU) Hannah Distinguished Professor in Photosynthesis and Bioenergetics and colleague Kelvin Kamfwa at the University of Zambia have teamed up in a three-year…

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Engineering Bacteria to Create Biofuels, Green Energy

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Michigan State University researcher Cheryl Kerfeld and her team are working to make it possible to power the world in a healthy, sustainable way by applying engineering approaches…

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Pros, Cons of Tinkering with Plants’ Light-Harvesting Capacity

Tuesday, July 19, 2016
cyanobacteria

We all learned about photosynthesis in school: Plants convert light energy into chemical energy, and that fuels most of the planet’s living beings. Yes… but not quite. Beronda…

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MSU Builds ‘Test Track’ to Improve Crop Performance

Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Dynamic Environmental Photosynthetic Imaging

Michigan State University researchers have introduced a new Dynamic Environmental Photosynthetic Imaging (DEPI) system to “test-drive” plants so scientists and plant breeders can improve growth rates, hardiness, yields, and other results. “One way…

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Kramer Receives National Award for Photosynthesis Research

Thursday, March 31, 2016
David Kramer

David Kramer, MSU Hannah Distinguished Professor in photosynthesis and bioenergetics, is the recipient of the American Society of Plant Biologists 2016 Charles F. Kettering Award. This award was…

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Molecule ‘Moves’ to Protect Against Too Much Sun

Thursday, July 30, 2015

A team led by Cheryl Kerfeld, the Hannah Distinguished Professor of Structural Bioengineering in the Michigan State University-DOE Plant Research Lab, has documented that one molecule within a photosynthesis-producing bacteria…

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