PMI News

PMI All-Hands Meeting

The PMI SFA will hold its All-Hands Meeting on December 9 – 10, 2019 at the UT Arboretum in Oak Ridge, TN.
http://utarboretum.tennessee.edu/auditorium.htm

All PMI members, collaborators and special guests will convene to discuss the current PMI standing and future endeavors.  Details to follow.

Scientists make a fundamental discovery to creating better food crops

A team of scientists led by the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have discovered the specific gene that controls an important symbiotic relationship between plants and soil fungi, and successfully facilitated the symbiosis in a plant that typically resists it.  (Labbé et al., Mediation of plant-mycorrhizal interaction by a lectin receptor-like kinase; Nature Plants 5(7): 676)

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See additional story in BioTechniques regarding this discovery.