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31 July, 2023FFAR grant received: Domesticating Saltwater Crops for Future Food Needs
Prof. Jesse Poland with his team of colleagues & collaborators secured the FFAR Seeding Solutions grant. This grant, along with the matching funds provided by KAUST, will invest nearly $2M into a project that aims to assess the domestication potential of Distichlis palmeri.
20 July, 2023Desert microbes turn on drought tolerance when needed
Priming crop plants with a microbe sourced from the roots of desert plants could be a powerful tool to boost crop plant's resilience to drought.
24 May, 2023Uncovering new mechanisms for wheat rust resistance
The latest research from Brande Wulff's and Simon Krattinger's groups highlights the emerging role of unusual kinase fusion proteins in wheat disease resistance.
11 May, 2023Using plants as factories for green drug production
Biopharming technique yields cost-effective and environmentally friendly antimicrobial peptides.