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Photo of biochemistry assistant professor Vatsan Raman New Biosensor Highlights Best Biofuel-producing Microbes

A major goal of the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center is to harness the power of microbes to create biofuels. But often, it’s an expensive challenge for scientists to identify the most useful...

Photo of NMRFAM spectrometer Conserving Helium, a Scarce Nonrenewable Resource, and Reducing Costs at NMR Facility

The National Magnetic Resonance Facility at Madison (NMRFAM) housed in the UW–Madison Department of Biochemistry is home to state-of-the-art technology for biomolecular nuclear magnetic resonance...

Photo of biochemistry professor Rick Amasino Ancient Gene Duplication Gave Grasses Multiple Ways to Wait out Winter

If you’ve ever grown carrots in your garden and puzzled over never once seeing them flower, don’t blame a missing green thumb.

Carrots, beets and many other plants won’t flower until they’...

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RecFOR epistasis group: RecF and RecO have distinct localizations and functions in Escherichia coli.
Henrikus SS, Henry C, Ghodke H, Wood EA, Mbele N, Saxena R, Basu U, van Oijen AM, Cox MM, Robinson A
An ortholog of CURLY LEAF/ENHANCER OF ZESTE like-1 is required for proper flowering in Brachypodium distachyon.
Lomax A, Woods DP, Dong Y, Bouché F, Rong Y, Mayer KS, Zhong X, Amasino RM
Chemical Inhibition of Pre-mRNA Splicing in Living Saccharomyces cerevisiae.
Hansen SR, Nikolai BJ, Spreacker PJ, Carrocci TJ, Hoskins AA
Chemical genomic guided engineering of gamma-valerolactone tolerant yeast.
Bottoms S, Dickinson Q, McGee M, Hinchman L, Higbee A, Hebert A, Serate J, Xie D, Zhang Y, Coon JJ, Myers CL, Landick R, Piotrowski JS