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Proteins shape and structure research will help maximize biofuel production

Proteins shape and structure research will help maximize biofuel production

September 7, 2019 |

In Missouri, researchers at the University of Missouri College of Engineering, the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory are looking at how the shape and structure of proteins determine their function which will help produce the types of algae and other plants that will have the properties best suited for […]

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Scientists better understand how proteins move out of cells

Scientists better understand how proteins move out of cells

June 15, 2019 |

In Missouri, Gavin King and a team of scientists at the University of Missouri used an atomic force microscope to study the movement of the E.coli proteins. Unlike previous studies where proteins were frozen, the atomic force microscope allowed researchers to observe the proteins moving in a fluid environment that closely resembles their natural environment. […]

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University of Missouri study shows switchgrass can improve soil quality where topsoil has been lost

University of Missouri study shows switchgrass can improve soil quality where topsoil has been lost

December 13, 2016 |

In Missouri, loss of fertile topsoil from agricultural fields is an economic problem for modern farmers. When runoff water washes topsoil from agricultural fields in areas with claypan soils under the topsoil, including parts of Missouri, Iowa, Kansas, Illinois, Oklahoma and Texas, farmers are often left with an exposed subsoil clay layer that creates difficult […]

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University of Missouri receives $2m research grant from Enterprise

University of Missouri receives $2m research grant from Enterprise

April 29, 2013 |

In Missouri, the car-rental company Enterprise has announced a $2m gift to the University of Missouri for the research of biofuels, biomass and energy efficiency. Missouri Chancellor Brady Deaton said the money will be used to create an endowment “to support the work of our sustainable energy initiative,” a core component of the Mizzou Advantage […]

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