Navigation Links
University of Illinois receives grant to study ozone resistance in corn
Date:12/13/2012

Champaign, Ill., December 13, 2012 The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has received a fiveyear, $5.7 million grant from the National Science Foundation to develop ozone-resistance in corn. These strains have the potential to combat the losses climate change and air pollutants have caused in crop yield. A team at the Institute for Genomic Biology in the Genomic Ecology of Global Change (GEGC) research theme will lead the research.

"Ozone can cause major damage and yield reductions in crops," says Lisa Ainsworth, Associate Professor of Plant Biology and principle investigator on the grant. "Our estimates are that ozone is costing roughly $700 million in losses in U.S. corn production." Ainsworth is also a research scientist in the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Research Service and an affiliate of the GEGC theme.

The team includes co-investigators Andrew Leakey, Assistant Professor in Plant Biology, and Pat Brown, Assistant Professor in Crop Sciences, both of the University of Illinois, and Lauren McIntyre, Associate Professor of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, University of Florida.

"Ozone can damage and stress cells by generating free radicals in cells, causing them to age more quickly," says Leakey, who will utilize SoyFACE (Soybean Free Air Concentration Enrichment), an outdoor facility for growing crops under a variety of atmospheric climatic conditions, to further this research.

Brown adds a major issue with ozone is that farmers cannot perceive it, as they could with a fungal infection or insect infestation. Developing strains resistant to ozone will not only increase yield but also reduce corn prices.

A further component of the grant will focus on outreach, including a camp for middle school and high school girls to investigate the impact of pollen on changes in climate, and a new website aimed at middle-school students called Plants iView. The site will host interactive, e
'/>"/>

Contact: Nicholas Vasi
nvasi@illinois.edu
Institute for Genomic Biology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Mercyhurst University study probes impact of climate change on ectotherms
2. University of Illinois to improve crop yield through photosynthesis in a new global effort
3. University of Chicagos Graeme Bell receives international diabetes prize
4. University of Tennessee researchers find fungus has cancer-fighting power
5. University of Tennessee engineering professor looks to whirligig beetle for bio-inspired robots
6. Kansas State University scientists named American Association for the Advancement of Science fellows
7. Mainz University Medical Center agrees partnership with Yale University
8. Swedish research useful to Brazilian society, presented by Lund University in São Paulo on 5 Dec. 2012
9. American University biologist discovers new crab species
10. University of Maryland School of Medicine, NIH study pinpoints brain areas role in learning
11. University of Michigan, Michigan State University award grants for Great Lakes climate change research
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:11/5/2014)... his career to understanding the Earth,s climate and ... As deputy director and regional climatologist for the ... Institute, Redmond has more than three decades of ... climate data to the general public. , At ... on December 15-19, 2014 the American Geophysical Union ...
(Date:11/4/2014)... Fla. (November 4, 2014) — Think about the way ... How do neighboring cells know that they are supposed ... how do these tissues find the correct place and ... answering these crucial questions. , In a new study, ... to communicate with their surrounding neighbors, at the head-trunk ...
(Date:11/3/2014)... 2014 Research and Markets has announced ... Technologies, Markets and Companies" to their offering. ... methods, which have already started to play an important role ... replacing the old fashioned bone marrow transplants. Role of cells ... to become a part of medical practice. Stem ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Nevada climatologist to be honored at AGU Fall Meeting for lifetime of public outreach 2The inside story: How the brain and skull stay together 2Global Cell Therapy - Technologies, Markets and Companies: 2014 Report 2Global Cell Therapy - Technologies, Markets and Companies: 2014 Report 3
... debated the cause of the Plague of Athens. Analysis ... collected from teeth from an ancient Greek burial pit ... this devastating epidemic. The study appears on the online ... published by Elsevier on behalf of the International Society ...
... invasive weed that has spread across much of the U.S. ... chemicals harmful to a soil fungus the trees depend on ... Public Library of Science. The tree-stifling alien, garlic mustard (Alliaria ... since spread to Canada and 30 states in the East ...
... to screen blood donations in all US states for West Nile ... view, say researchers from Columbia University and Harvard School of Public ... of year to worry about mosquitoes, it seems a good time ... products for WNV, and to ensure that the best policy is ...
Cached Biology News:Typhoid fever led to the fall of Athens 2Invasive species harms native hardwoods by killing soil fungus 2Invasive species harms native hardwoods by killing soil fungus 3Screening blood for West Nile virus 2
(Date:11/18/2014)... DOYLESTOWN, Pa. , Nov. 18, 2014  Novira ... therapies for curative treatment of chronic hepatitis B virus ... , M.D., was appointed to its Scientific Advisory Board ... Brian join our SAB," said Christian S. Schade ... wealth of clinical development experience which will be invaluable ...
(Date:11/16/2014)... 17, 2014 The “Fluid Management ... fluid visualization systems market with an analysis and ... & irrigation, dialyzes, fluid warming and waste management. ... the fluid visualization systems by applications and regions ... market was valued at $19,285.5 million in 2013 ...
(Date:11/15/2014)... As part of an ongoing ... in its network and logistics capabilities to meet ... the complex requirements of the industry. , The ... logistics and transportation, and includes opening new QuickSTAT ... will be an emphasis on Customer Service capabilities, ...
(Date:11/15/2014)... 2014 CannLabs, Inc. ... analytics, and scientific testing methodologies relating to cannabis, ... ended September 30, 2014, and provided a business ... ,     CannLabs – Nevada, Inc. granted license for ...     CannLabs – Connecticut, Inc. opened a 4,000-sq.-ft. ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Novira Therapeutics Announces Appointment of Brian F. Daniels, M.D., to its Scientific Advisory Board 2Novira Therapeutics Announces Appointment of Brian F. Daniels, M.D., to its Scientific Advisory Board 3Fluid Visualization Systems Market poised to reach $25,908.4 Million by 2018 - New Research Report by MarketsandMarkets 2Fluid Visualization Systems Market poised to reach $25,908.4 Million by 2018 - New Research Report by MarketsandMarkets 3Fluid Visualization Systems Market poised to reach $25,908.4 Million by 2018 - New Research Report by MarketsandMarkets 4QuickSTAT Announces Global Expansion Plan to Enhance Its Global Network and Cold Chain Logistics Capabilities for Life Sciences 2CannLabs Announces Third Quarter 2014 Results. 2CannLabs Announces Third Quarter 2014 Results. 3CannLabs Announces Third Quarter 2014 Results. 4CannLabs Announces Third Quarter 2014 Results. 5
... 20, 2010 ... ... --> ... // Results are keyed by longUrl, so we need to grab the first one. for (var r in data.results) ...
... SAN DIEGO, Oct. 19, 2010 Amylin Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ... net product sales for the quarter ended September 30, ... the quarter include $132.4 million for BYETTA® (exanatide) injection ... compares to net product sales of $192.9 million consisting ...
... 19, 2010 -- The Cold Triple Axis spectrometer, a ... Isotope Reactor and a complementary tool to other neutron ... The CTAX uses "cold" neutrons from the HFIR ... Cold neutrons are slower than their "thermal" neutron counterparts, ...
Cached Biology Technology:JIPH Accepted for MEDLINE Indexing 2JIPH Accepted for MEDLINE Indexing 3JIPH Accepted for MEDLINE Indexing 4JIPH Accepted for MEDLINE Indexing 5JIPH Accepted for MEDLINE Indexing 6JIPH Accepted for MEDLINE Indexing 7JIPH Accepted for MEDLINE Indexing 8JIPH Accepted for MEDLINE Indexing 9ORNL's research reactor revamps veteran neutron scattering tool 2
... Immunogen: Synthetic peptide derived from the N-terminal ... ZO-1. Specificity: Specific for the N-terminus ... Reactivity: Human Dog Rat Mouse (positive controls: ... mouse liver heart blood vessel and brain ...
Human Carnosine Dipeptidase 1 Affinity Purified PAb...
... Lauryl Ether 30% concentration ... Preservative. Surfactant. Clear Solution. ... is 1 mL of ... added to 400 mL ...
Mouse monoclonal [4i97] to HLA Class 1 A25 ( Abpromise for all tested applications). Antigen: Full length protein (Human): HLA Class 1 Antigen-A25. Swiss Protein ID: P18462...
Biology Products: