Dr. Laszlo Kovacs studies the genes of grapevine rootstocks to help prepare for impeding food shortage.
Saint Louis University has been awarded a $4.6 million grant by the National Science Foundation to lead a Missouri-based team of researchers – including Dr. Laszlo Kovacs – in understanding how root systems of grapevines affect the vine’s stems, leaves and fruits — the parts of perennial plants used most commonly in food production.
Graduate biology student Zachary Harris won first place in the Bioinformatics, Big Data category at the International Symposium of Grapevine Physiology and Biotechnology in Verona, Italy. “We can think of the genome as the total genetic content of the organism. Embedded within that content is the instruction for making proteins,” said Harris. “Proteins are the […]