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Department News

  • This image of a fertilized Arabidopsis egg cell shows the cell elongation with actin filaments in blue and nucleus in yellow.
    December 2, 2016

    It’s common knowledge that plants grow up from the ground, supported by a root system, but until now scientists were unable to understand how that process starts during fertilization at a cellular level. An international team of scientists that includes a University of Kentucky researcher has visualized how the fertilized egg cell divides unequally after fertilization. 

    From this unequal cell division, one cell works toward developing the top part of the plant including stem, leaves and flowers while the other works on root structure.

  • soil
    November 28, 2016

    WASHINGTON — Soil isn’t one size fits all. It may look the same under your feet – but under a microscope, that’s a different story. A plant’s roots, tiny bugs – these things can tell one soil from another quite easily.

    Robson Armindo, a professor at the Federal University of Paraná in Brazil, wanted to better understand the interactions of soil, air, and water. He worked with Ole Wendroth from the University of Kentucky.

  • 2016 ASA
    November 16, 2016

    The American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and Soil Science Society of America (ASA/CSSA/SSSA) hosted more than 4,000 scientists, professionals, educators, and students at the 2016 International Annual Meeting from Nov. 6-9, 2016, in Phoenix, AZ. 

    Congratulations to the following University of Kentucky IPSS graduate students and UK faculty for their outstanding work at the meeting: