Genome Center Research Featured in NSF BIO July Newsletter
The NSF BIO Newsletter this month featured Kajala et al.'s research on how findings on root cell development will increase the likelihood of growing food under drought conditions. The article featured, titled Innovation, conservation, and repurposing of gene function in root cell type development published in Cell, investigated the translatomes of tomato root cell types. The results showed conservation and repurposing in gene regulation between Arabidopsis and tomato, indicating higher order properties of cell type and cell type regulation are evolutionarily conserved.