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This scanning electron micrograph shows a dried film of polymeric xylan isolated from Arabidopsis thaliana stems.

Building better plants

Researchers at the University of Georgia have discovered two proteins that play a critical role in the formation of plant cell walls, opening the doors for a new toolkit that may one day help scientists engineer improved plants for biofuels, construction materials, medicine and food production. Read more

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Summer jobs

Students can beat the summer heat by working inside laboratories and engaging in faculty-mentored research through the Center for Undergraduate Research Opportunities. CURO student junior ecology major Emilie Morris has been working in Dr. Sonia Altizer’s lab with monarch butterflies. Read more