Plant scientists are borrowing a tool from medicine to unravel how plants fight off an attack.
Evidence of Excellence
While most colleges of ag across the nation are experiencing declines in enrollment, CAFNR continues to show steady growth. The College is ranked among the top 15 programs in the world for animal and plant science research. In seven of the past 12 years an advisor from CAFNR has been recognized with the MU Excellence in Advising Award. Four CAFNR faculty members have won the prestigious national USDA teaching award.
Recent Evidence of Excellence:
Scientists try to understand sugar movement in plants
Resveratrol may block effects of a highly addictive drug
A collaborative MU team shows resveratrol supplements may block the effects of the highly addictive drug methamphetamine.
Smart devices make Animal Sciences classes smarter
Increased class sizes and education costs, and a digitally fluent student body, have helped open doors for education-focused technology. Animal Sciences is among the first at Mizzou to embrace this trend.
Team narrows search for parasite that destroys soybean yields
Scientists have identified two – from billions of possibilities – soybean genes that allow a parasite to cause millions of dollars of yield losses each year.
Judy Wall is Biochemistry's second Curators' Professor
Judy Wall, professor of Biochemistry, was named a 2013 Curators' Professor, the University's highest and most prestigious rank.
CAFNR study finds way to track nanoparticles in food
Researchers have developed a reliable method for detecting dangerous silver nanoparticles in food.
MU biological engineers reinvent the toilet -- with fire
A MU team is collaborating with Duke University on developing a system that treats waste using supercritical water oxidation.