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University of California, Riverside

July 28, 2020

UC Riverside research team fuels the hemp revolution - A new hemp pulping method that converts 100% of the plant to useful components moves toward commercialization

June 25, 2020

Why are plants green? UC Riverside-led research team’s model to explain photosynthesis lays out the next challenging phase of research on how green plants transform light energy into chemical energy

June 22, 2020

UC Riverside wins $10 million to develop artificial intelligence for sustainable agriculture - Funds will also establish fellowship for future industry leaders

June 10, 2020

UC Riverside and Eurosemillas partner to bring the next generation of avocados to market

May 15, 2020

Tiny particle, big payoff - Innovative virus research may save wheat and other crops

May 1, 2020

Study finds natural fires help native bees, improve food security - Native bees are increasingly important to food growers

April 3, 2020

Study identifies new temperature sensing mechanism in plants - Phytochrome foci have different behaviors at different temperatures and types of light

March 10, 2020

Some domesticated plants ignore beneficial soil microbes

January 17, 2020

America’s most widely consumed oil causes genetic changes in the brain - Soybean oil linked to metabolic and neurological changes in mice

January 13, 2020

Research identifies possible on/off switch for plant growth - Protein could be key to saving crops endangered by extreme weather

October 25, 2019

Entrepreneurship incubator boosts Inland Empire biotech startups - UC Riverside’s Wet Lab Incubator, the first of its kind in the region, has officially opened its doors

Game changer: New chemical keeps plants plump - UC Riverside-led team's discovery offers hope for crops despite drought

October 16, 2019

UC Riverside helps secure the future of food - $3 million program to train tomorrow's plant scientists

September 20, 2019

Grains in the rain - New study opens the door to flood resistant crops

July 9, 2019

UC Riverside scientists decode DNA secrets of world’s toughest bean

June 14, 2019

It’s not easy being green - University of California Riverside research uncovers elusive process essential to plant greening

April 29, 2019

Astronauts might soon grow SPACE tomatoes - Grant to UC Riverside could help put tiny tomato plants on the International Space Station

March 1, 2019

Research identifies mechanism that helps plants fight bacterial infection - UC Riverside study could lead to better strategies for protecting crops from attacks by pathogens

February 27, 2019

When life gives you sour lemons, use genetics to find out why - Identification of genes responsible for sour taste in citrus fruit may enable the creation of new, sweeter varieties

January 13, 2019

Scientists identify how plants sense temperature - With a temperature sensor in hand, researchers can engineer crops that produce yields in warmer climates

We already breed crops to resist disease. Can we breed them to resist rising temperatures? (The New Food Economy)

December 4, 2018

Scientists identify how plants sense temperature - With a temperature sensor in hand, UC Riverside researchers can engineer crops that produce yields in warmer climates

May 17, 2018

Battling bubbles: how plants protect themselves from killer fungus - University of California Riverside researchers show how plants fight against infections by delivering protective molecules into fungi using bubble-like exosomes

March 14, 2018

University of California, Riverside researchers receive grant to improve pollinator health - Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research award will identify best management practices to protect bees

December 4, 2017

Shining a light on plant growth and development - University of California Riverside  researchers have discovered how plants respond to changes in light at the molecular level

October 4, 2017

Study shows genetically modified soybean oil causes less obesity and insulin resistance but negatively impacts liver function - UC Riverside mouse study compares Plenish to conventional soybean, coconut, and olive oils

September 11, 2017

Scientists to study health of plant-bacteria symbiosis in California - National Science Foundation grant of $1.24 million to UC Riverside and Oregon State University supports the research

April 26, 2017

Barley genome sequenced - Research could lead to better beer, single malt Scotch whiskey and provide tool for scientists to better understand other crops, including rice and wheat

March 2, 2017

Mutant maize offers key to understanding plant growth - Live cell time-lapse imaging of maize mutant provides crucial details for UC Riverside researchers

January 9, 2017

Secret new weapon of insect-transmitted viruses exposed - Researchers uncover a new function of a viral protein that manipulates host odors to attract arthropod vectors such as mosquitoes



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