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A Century of Plant Science: Highlights from the ASPB 2024 Centennial Conference

The ASPB 2024 conference in Honolulu celebrated its centennial by bringing together over 1400 participants to discuss advancements in plant science, including machine learning, regenerative agriculture, and climate change, highlighted by workshops, poster sessions, and plenary talks on topics like FAIR data practices, genotype-phenotype connections, and sustainable food systems.

CSI Seminar Alexander Bucksch, July 9 at 11 AM CT

The Center for Sorghum Improvement (CSI) is hosting a virtual seminar given by Alexander Bucksch, Associate Professor in the School of Plant Sciences (SPLS) at the University of Arizona. on Tuesday, July 9 at 11 AM CT. The title of his talk is “Advances in root phenotyping reveal new functional and genetic insights from the cell to the population level.”

CSHL Programming for Biology Course, Oct 13-20, 2024, Applications due July 15

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory is offering a course, “Programming for Biology,” from October 13-29, 2024. The class is designed for lab biologists with little or no programming experience and aims to give students the bioinformatics and scripting skills they need to derive biological insights from the abundance of data commonly encountered today.

Recent Research

Unveiling Molecular Mechanisms of Cadmium Tolerance and Accumulation in Sweet Sorghum: Role of SbYS1 and SbWRKY72 for Enhanced Phytoremediation

Jia et al. discuss the molecular mechanisms involving the YSL transporter gene SbYS1 and its upstream transcription factor SbWRKY72 in cadmium tolerance and accumulation in sweet sorghum.

Unraveling the Role of SbMYC2 in Enhancing Drought Tolerance through JA Signaling in Sorghum

This study elucidates the molecular function of the sorghum bHLH transcription factor SbMYC2 in enhancing drought tolerance through JA signaling, providing valuable insights for the development of drought-tolerant cereal crops.

Unlocking Soil Microbiome’s Role in Suppressing Striga Infection in Sorghum: Towards Sustainable Management Strategies

Soil microbiomes can suppress Striga infection in sorghum roots through alterations in host-parasite signaling and root anatomy.

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