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Gut bacteria’s shocking secret: They produce electricity

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Scientists find that some bacteria located in the gut produce electricity in a new way not previously known.

Ben Blackman Co-PI on 5-Year NSF Grant

Ben Blackman, Ph.D.was recently awarded a five-year, multi-million dollar grant from the National Science Foundation, Blackman and his associates are excited to start research.....

Faculty Spotlight: Ksenia Krasileva

This fall new students and faculty will take to the Berkeley campus. PMB welcomes Ksenia Krasileva....

NSF grant awarded for CRISPR crop research

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National Science Foundation support will help scientists employ CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing to domesticate alternative food crop sources.

CNR welcomes new dean

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The College of Natural Resources has a new dean, plant ecologist and evolutionary biologist David Ackerly.

Living Large: Exploration of Diverse Bacteria Signals Big Advance for Gene Function Prediction

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New research from Adam Deutschbauer is the largest functional genomics study of bacteria ever published.

From Genes to Global Solutions

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College of Natural Resources faculty, including Brian Staskawicz, faculty lead wide-ranging research initiatives at the Innovative Genomics Institute.

Drought treatment restructures plants’ microbiomes

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New research examines drought tolerance in sorghum—a finding that could help scientists develop crops that are more resistant to climate change.

Brewing hoppy beer without the hops

Researchers, including PhD candidate Rachel Li and adjunct professor Henrik Scheller, have created strains of brewer's yeast that produce a hoppy flavor without the use of hops.

Scientists engineer crops to conserve water, resist drought

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Researchers have improved how crops use water by altering the expression of a gene found in all plants.

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