Whole Grains: More Productive Rice, Oat Genome Mapping

June 21, 2013

Cytokinin Signaling and More Productive Rice Like Hsieh, Ann Loraine, PhD, with the UNC Charlotte Departments of Genetics and Bioinformatics has conducted extensive research in Arabidopsis. As part of a $3.5 million National Science Foundation (NSF) grant with co-investigators Joseph Kieber, PhD, professor and associate chair of biology at UNC Chapel Hill, and Eric Schaller, […]

Bigger More Nutritious Grains

June 13, 2013

Humans harvest grains primarily for the nutritional value of the endosperm, the placenta-like tissue inside the seeds of most flowering plants that nourishes the embryo. Tzung-Fu Hsieh, PhD, with the NC State University Plants for Human Health Institute (PHHI), is leading research to unravel the biological complexities surrounding endosperm development. In collaboration with Xu “Sirius” Li, PhD, a plant metabolic pathway […]