A Whole-Genome Sequenced Rice Mutant Resource for the Study of Biofuel Feedstocks
JBEI researchers create open-access web portal to accelerate functional genetic research in plants.
Unlocking the Rice Immune System
Pam Ronald, Director of JBEI’s Grass Genetics program, led a study that identified a bacterial signaling molecule that triggers an immunity response in rice plants, enabling the plants to resist a devastating blight disease. In addition to being a staple food, rice is the model for grass-type biofuels.