Researchers in Oklahoma are looking at ways to make crops more efficient and improve agriculture. It’s being done by scientists at the Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation in Ardmore along with scientists at the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology and the Spanish National Biotechnology Center.
The research showed that mRNA molecules (or messenger RNA because they carry genetic information) are extremely mobile and travel throughout the plant.
“It reshapes a common perception of fundamental plant function,” said Wolf Scheible, Ph.D., professor and leader of the Noble Foundation’s part in the collaborative effort with the German Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology and the Spanish National Biotechnology Center. “This is an exciting find, one that might turn out to be a game changer for developing more efficient crop plants and advancing agriculture.”
This is just one more example of how Oklahoma scientists work with researchers from around the world and are on the cutting edge of science.
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