Thursday, February 19, 2015

UW Botany Researcher’s work on relating circadian clocks and plant traits published in PNAS


Matt Rubin (front), former graduate student and co-author of this paper, in the field
Daily rhythms of gene expression are thought to benefit most organisms by ensuring that biological processes are activated at the optimal time of day. UW Botany professor Dr. Cynthia Weinig and her former graduate student Matt Rubin showed that natural genetic variation at circadian clock genes regulates plant traits of agricultural importance, such as size.  This study was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, a prestigious multidisciplinary journal, on Jan 20, 2015.

Link to this article: http://dx.doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1422242112

Link to Dr. Weinig’s lab: http://www.uwyo.edu/botany/faculty/cynthia-weinig.html

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