A team of MSU scientists has genetically sequenced two species of poisonous mushrooms, discovering they can theoretically produce billions of compounds through one molecular assembly line. This may open the door to efficiently tackling lethal diseases.
In the current issue of the Journal of Ecology, researchers from MSU, University of Kansas and University of Virginia show that farmers and scientists need to think about how best to protect native plants from diseases emanating from crops.
A six-year research effort by MSU AgBioResearch scientists found a big difference in the yields produced by alternative agricultural practices in commercial fields compared with the same practices in the small experimental plots used to test them.
Low-flow building water systems pose potential health hazards because they may cause an increase in disease-causing organisms and harmful chemicals. A new project led by Purdue University and joined by MSU researchers strives to help solve the problem.
MSU AgBioResearch director Doug Buhler joins other Michigan agriculture leaders to discuss key environmental issues facing the state in 2017.
The Michigan Alliance for Animal Agriculture (M-AAA) has announced it will invest nearly $1.5 million in 2017, more than twice the amount of previous years, to support research and outreach to benefit the animal agriculture industry in Michigan.
Michigan State University has landed a highly competitive grant from the U.S. Agency for International Development to fight the Zika virus in Mexico.
A centuries-old herbal medicine, discovered by Chinese scientists and used to effectively treat malaria, has been found to potentially aid in the treatment of tuberculosis and may slow the evolution of drug resistance.