Tag: Plant Sciences

 

 

Celebrating Pioneering Virologist

Myron Brakke When an inventor revolutionizes an entire field, no gesture honoring that legacy seems grand enough. Such was the case for Myron Brakke, a pioneering Nebraska plant virologist. In the 1940s, he codesigned a swinging-bucket rotor for the centrifuge, transforming research in virology and cellular biology. Changing the mechanics solved a major problem: keeping […]


Protecting Crops in a Warmer World

Higher temperatures caused by climate change aren’t just increasing the number of daytime scorchers. Nights are getting warmer as well, stressing plants and decreasing yields of vital crops worldwide. Nebraska plant pathologist Harkamal Walia aims to make wheat and rice, two major cereal crops, more resilient to the stress from higher nighttime temperatures. He and […]