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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).

Professors Receive $4.6 Million to Study Impact of Climate Change on Potential Biofuel Source

Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin, working with scientists from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), have received a $4.6 million grant to explore how switchgrass, a native prairie grass and promising source of biofuel, will fare under future climate change.

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.