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University of Texas at Austin Plant Geneticist Receives Fulbright Award

University of Texas at Austin Plant Geneticist Receives Fulbright Award

Plant geneticist Z. Jeff Chen has been awarded a Fulbright scholarship to work at the University of Cambridge beginning January 2011. Plant geneticist Dr. Z. Jeff Chen will spend a semester at the University of Cambridge as a Fulbright scholar. Photo by Marsha Miller. He will also be a visiting fellow commoner at Trinity College…   » Continue Reading

Improving Cotton the Goal of $3.8 Million Grant to University of Texas at Austin Plant Geneticist

Improving Cotton the Goal of $3.8 Million Grant to University of Texas at Austin Plant Geneticist

Dr. Z. Jeffrey Chen and his colleagues will use next-generation DNA sequencing technologies to study the genomics of fiber production in cotton, the largest source of natural and renewable fiber in the world, with a $3.8 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Plants Grow Bigger and More Vigorously Through Changes in Their Internal Clocks

Plants Grow Bigger and More Vigorously Through Changes in Their Internal Clocks

Hybrid plants, like corn, grow bigger and better than their parents because many of their genes for photosynthesis and starch metabolism are more active during the day, report researchers from The University of Texas at Austin in a new study published in the journal Nature.