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USU Professor Awarded $850,000 USDA Grant to Study Plant-Growth Bacteria

A Utah State University molecular biologist, Assistant Professor Amita Kaundal, has received an $850,000 grant from the United States Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture to study how bacteria can promote plant growth even under drought or high-salt conditions. Salt stress and drought are both on the…

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KEGG ENZYME: 1.2.1.21

Entry EC 1.2.1.21                 Enzyme                                  Name glycolaldehyde dehydrogenase;glycol aldehyde dehydrogenase Class Oxidoreductases;Acting on the aldehyde or oxo group of donors;With NAD+ or NADP+ as acceptorBRITE hierarchy Sysname glycolaldehyde:NAD+ oxidoreductase Reaction(IUBMB) glycolaldehyde + NAD+ + H2O = glycolate + NADH + 2 H+ [RN:R01333] Reaction(KEGG) R01333 Reaction Substrate glycolaldehyde [CPD:C00266]; NAD+ [CPD:C00003]; H2O [CPD:C00001]…

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USU Biochemists Report Findings About Type IV CRISPR Function

Utah State University biochemists report a CRISPR-associated protein called CasDinG is essential to type IV-A CRISPR function. What does that mean? It means Aggie scientists have added another significant contribution to rapidly expanding knowledge of bacterial immune systems known as CRISPR-Cas systems, or Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats. Type…

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How an Ancient Chromosomal Inversion Could Foster Survival

Stick insects, Timema knulli, on a Redwood tree branch. Utah State University evolutionary geneticist Zach Gompert and colleagues studied a chromosomal inversion in the species and report findings in the June 12, 2023, online edition of PNAS. Credit: Moritz Muschick The complexity of evolutionary processes affecting an inversion in stick…

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Fulbright, NAHEP Doctoral Students Bring Big Data and Ideas to USU Bioinformatics Lab

The Utah State University Bioinformatics Facility recently hosted two graduate students funded by prestigious scholarships. Simardeep Kaur came to USU on a Fulbright-Nehru Doctoral Fellowship, while Tamil Selvan received funding from the Indian Council of Agricultural Research through the National Agricultural Higher Education Project (NAHEP). Selvan and Kaur are also…

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Newly Discovered CRISPR Immune System Shuts Down Infected Cells To Thwart Infection

In a rare feat, Utah State University biochemists Thomson Hallmark and Ryan Jackson, along with collaborators, published not one, but two seminal papers in a top-tier, peer-reviewed journal this week. Their findings describe the structure and function of a newly discovered CRISPR immune system that — unlike better-known CRISPR systems…

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“Increasing Production of Therapeutic mAbs in CHO Cells through Genetic” by Charles Barentine

Abstract Between 2014 and 2018, the global market for therapeutic monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) rose from $60 billion to $115.2 billion with a projected value of $300 billion by 2025. These molecules are used to effectively treat some of the most challenging illnesses from auto-immune diseases to cancer. While mAbs are…

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USU Software : 5 Mistakes to Avoid When Implementing Software Asset Management Tools

Thinking about launching a SAM program or purchasing a new SAM tool? Learn how to avoid the top 5 common mistakes that buyers encounter when implementing a SAM tool. Software Asset Management was introduced to me many years ago when a dear…

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