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Can Leaves Prepare for Bacterial Infection?

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

A new study from MSU-DOE Plant Research Laboratory (PRL) scientists shows how the protein, CAMTA, helps trigger whole-plant immunity against bacteria. The study is published in the journal Molecular…

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How Plants ‘Muscle Up’ to Prep for Cold

Thursday, December 21, 2017
Beal Graden in winter

Plants, like humans, do not like very hot or cold weather. Temperature extremes are a major factor that determines where plants grow and that can limit agricultural production….

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Top Michigan State Researchers Named MSU Foundation Professors

Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Joey Huston, Christopher Klausmeier, Elena Litchman, Barry Pittendrigh, Michael Thomashow

Michigan State University recently named six new MSU Foundation Professors, a designation given to outstanding faculty who demonstrate excellence in research and teaching, while enhancing the prominence of…

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‘Plant Resilience’ Expert Thomashow Named MSU Foundation Professor

Friday, September 9, 2016
Mike Thomashow

Michael Thomashow, University Distinguished Professor and founding director of the MSU Plant Resilience Institute, has been named an MSU Foundation Professor. The MSU Foundation Professor title is designated…

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World-Renowned Scientists to Study Plant Resilience in New MSU Research Institute

Wednesday, April 27, 2016
The founding members of the MSU Plant Resilience Institute.

Current estimates indicate that agricultural production must nearly double by 2050 to feed the world’s growing population. Add the impacts of climate change and the scarcity of land…

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Meeting Future Demands for Food and Energy

Friday, December 18, 2015

University Distinguished Professor Mike Thomashow, MSU-DOE Plant Research Lab, and Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences and Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, presents to the MSU Board…

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