Bioscience

Research May Help Plants, Humans Survive Stress, Disease

October 27, 2009

By Flinn Foundation

[Source: University of Arizona Communications] – A University of Arizona researcher’s work on gene expression could help protect plants from stresses like heat and drought, and even help people survive diseases like cancer.

A new technology to analyze gene expression at the level of different cell types offers new insights in the ways that plants and animals react to the environment and how they change when they are diseased, said David W. Galbraith, a UA plant sciences professor and member of the BIO5 Institute.

Galbraith is a co-author of a paper on the topic that will appear in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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