When it comes to wine, the Norton grape has its admirers. But qualities other than taste are bringing Missouri's state grape to the attention of science. University of Missouri researchers, together with scientists at Missouri State University and the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center in St. Louis, are investigating the genes that make Norton grapes resistant to fungal pathogens that can plague other varieties of wine grapes.
MU researchers use Norton grape to understand innate immune systems of grapevines against fungal pathogens
In what has become a holiday tradition, CAFNR students recently pledged their time and money to help local low-income families to have a better holiday season. The Adopt-a-Family Program is organized by the college Student Council.
Seven Missouri researchers recently received funding through the Missouri Life Sciences Research Trust Fund. Six of the researchers are from the University of Missouri—of these, three are from the MU College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources. The grants total $5,525,785.