Marjorie Lundgren awarded grant

by Faye Rosin, Director of Research Facilitation
May 25, 2018

Marjorie Lundgren awarded grant

Marjorie Lundgren

Dr. Marjorie Lundgren, a postdoctorate research associate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and visiting fellow of the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University, won a British Ecological Society Small Research Grant of £4875 (about $6,525) for her project “Manipulating source-sink relationships to understand perenniality” in Brachypodium grasses, in collaboration with Professors David Des Marais of MIT and Barry Logan of Bowdoin College. Congratulations Marjorie!

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Robin Hopkins receives teaching award

by Faye Rosin, Director of Research Facilitation
May 23, 2018

Ben Goulet receives award

by Faye Rosin, Director of Research Facilitation
May 1, 2018

Genetic mechanisms of reinforcement

by Faye Rosin, Director of Research Facilitation
May 1, 2018

In plant tug-of-war, mom wins

by Jon Hetman, Director of External Relations & Communications
March 15, 2018

Catapulting pollen

by Faye Rosin, Director of Research Facilitation
March 1, 2018

Expanding the reach of the bionic leaf

by Jon Hetman, Director of External Relations & Communications
February 3, 2018

Expanding the reach of the bionic leaf

Postdoctoral fellow Kelsey Sakimoto

Scientists estimate that food supplies will need to double by 2050 to meet demand. In greenhouse experiments conducted at the Arnold Arboretum, Harvard researchers discovered a way to more than double crop size by introducing a soil bacterium that converts nitrogen from the atmosphere into robust and sustainable fertilizer.

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The future of wine grapes

by Faye Rosin, Director of Research Facilitation
January 8, 2018

The future of wine grapes

Elizabeth Wolkovich

Most wine is produced from the same 12 varieties of grapes. Agricultural crops, including wine grapes, are predicted to be greatly impacted by climate change. Published in Nature Climate Change, Elizabeth Wolkovich, Ignacio Morales-Castilla and co-workers discuss how the other ~1100 varieties of grapes available, and the diversity of their attributes, may play an important role in the future. Read more» abstract»

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Phloem vascular network

by Faye Rosin, Director of Research Facilitation
January 8, 2018

Reproductive development in pawpaw

by Faye Rosin, Director of Research Facilitation
December 15, 2017

Reproductive development in pawpaw

Juan Losada
While the pawpaw, (Asimina triloba) is one of few native North American fruit trees, not much is known about its flower and fruit development. Juan Losada (Arboretum Fellow), Iñaki Hormaza and Jorge Lora (Jewett Prize Recipient) examined its development in American Journal of Botany. Complementing this work, the genome of Asimina triloba, 12708*A, is being sequenced with support from an Arboretum Sequencing Award. abstract»

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