Botany & Plant Pathology

Michiana grain production workshop set for March

Wednesday, February 7th, 2018 University News Story

Registration is underway for the 2018 Michiana Irrigated Corn and Soybean Production Workshop, hosted by Purdue Extension.

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Ag Alumni Seed to fund sophisticated new root scanner at Purdue

Wednesday, January 31st, 2018 University News Story

Ag Alumni Seed, a Purdue University-affiliated seed technology company, has made a $900,000 gift to fund the purchase of a sophisticated computed tomography (CT) root scanner for Purdue’s new controlled environment plant phenotyping facility.

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Study uncovers distinctions in major crop genome evolutions

Wednesday, January 10th, 2018 University News Story

Sometime between 5 million and 13 million years ago, both maize and soybeans underwent genome duplications, but Purdue University scientists believe they happened in very different manners.

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Purdue Center for Plant Biology members receive seed grant funding for research

Wednesday, November 29th, 2017 University News Story

Seven teams of Purdue Center for Plant Biology (PCPB) faculty will receive seed grant funding for various projects aimed at advancing basic plant biology.

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New app makes it easier for farmers to identify, manage corn ear rots, mycotoxins

Monday, November 6th, 2017 University News Story

A new mobile app developed by researchers from Purdue University and the University of Arkansas will make it easier for farmers to access information about corn ear rot and mycotoxins.

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Purdue scientist develops method to identify thousands of protein complexes and their location, in one shot

Friday, November 3rd, 2017

Identifying proteins, the machinery responsible for most of the tasks done in cells, and how they interact with each other is key to improving plants. Using traditional methods, scientists can identify a single protein, which may be one of thousands they want to learn about. Purdue University research has led to a method for getting…

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SW Indiana Agriculture Economic Summit set for Nov. 17

Thursday, October 26th, 2017 University News Story

Purdue Extension and Dubois Strong, a public-private partnership to promote economic growth in Dubois County, will host the 2017 Southwest Indiana Agriculture Economic Summit on Nov. 17.

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Center for Plant Biology Faculty Spotlight | Chris Oakley

Friday, October 6th, 2017

Chris Oakley joined the Purdue Center for Plant Biology (CPB) in January 2017 as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Botany and Plant Pathology. He is one of ten new faculty positions since 2015 in an effort to expand research and education in basic plant biology. Professor Oakley received his B.S. in Botany from the…

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Pollination: A classic tale of romance, love, and death

Friday, October 6th, 2017

Plants are more romantic than you may think. In fact, the story of pollination may as well have been written by Shakespeare himself. Pollination, an important step in seed plant reproduction, parallels the story of Romeo and Juliet. Specifically, the process of pollen tube reception is much like the classic tale of romance, love, and…

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Boiler Gold Rush

Purdue’s top-ranked College of Agriculture continues upward trend with enrollment numbers

Wednesday, October 4th, 2017

As part of an ongoing trend, enrollment numbers at Purdue’s College of Agriculture – ranked 8th in the world – remained strong, reflecting students’ growing interest in agriculture-related majors. The College of Agriculture, which offers 31 different majors ranging from agribusiness to turf management and wildlife, welcomed 643 new undergraduate students as part of its…

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