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UGA Researchers work to clone strong, high-quality forest trees

UGA Researchers work to clone strong, high-quality forest trees

December 16, 2013 |

In Georgia, University of Georgia researchers are working to produce faster-growing sweetgum trees by growing embryogenic sweetgum cultures in bioreactors, computer-operated systems used for growing embryogenic cells under controlled conditions. After the embryogenic cells are grown, they can be used to make embryos, which are then germinated and potted for planting. Scott Merkle, a professor […]

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UGA turns CO2 into biofuels

UGA turns CO2 into biofuels

March 27, 2013 |

In Georgia, researchers at the University of Georgia have found a way to transform the carbon dioxide trapped in the atmosphere into useful industrial products. Their discovery may soon lead to the creation of biofuels made directly from the carbon dioxide in the air that is responsible for trapping the sun’s rays and raising global […]

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UGA researchers find unknown link between plant sugars

UGA researchers find unknown link between plant sugars

February 6, 2013 |

In Georgia, researchers at the University of Georgia have discovered a connection between two different types of cell wall glycans (sugars) and a specific cell wall protein known as arabinogalactan protein. This connection is not known to exist and does not conform to the commonly held scientific definitions of plant cell wall structure. What they […]

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