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RNA Paper Published in Nature Communications!

(November 20, 2014)

Hailing Jin, an IIGB professor of plant pathology and microbiology, and colleagues report in a paper published in Nature Communications that the structure of small RNA (an essential nucleic acid for all known forms of life and made from DNA) plays an important role in small RNA sorting.

IIGB Molecular Geneticist Awarded McClintock Prize

(November 10, 2014)

Susan R. Wessler, an IIGB distinguished professor of genetics and a world-renowned expert in transposable elements, has been awarded the McClintock Prize for Plant Genetics and Genome Studies for her exceptional contributions to and leadership in the study of plant transposable elements for the last three decades.

Tackling Citrus Disease through Olfactory Systems

(November 10, 2014)

The Asian citrus psyllid (ACP) is an efficient vector of a bacterium that causes a lethal citrus disease, Huanglongbing (HLB) - a serious threat to California's annual $2 billion citrus industry. Now an IIGB research team led by Anandasankar Ray, an associate professor entomology and the director of the Center for Disease Vector Research, has targeted the olfactory system of the psyllid and identified a suite of odor molecules that can modify the behavior of ACP and tackle its spread worldwide.

Studying Plant Resistance and Susceptibility

(November 3, 2014)

IIGB researchers have now revealed a new molecular mechanism for resistance and susceptibility to a common fungus that causes wilt in susceptible tomato plants. Study results appeared Oct. 16, 2014 in PLOS Pathogens.

Welcoming IIGB's New Bioinformatics Facility Director!

(October 21, 2014)

Dr. Rakesh Kaundal joined the University of California Riverside (UCR) in July 2014 as the new Director of High-Performance Compute/Bioinformatics Facility in IIGB/CEPCEB. Dr. Kaundal will manage the facility's infrastructure, instruct bioinformatics workshops and develop data analysis pipelines for high-throughput data analysis, including data from next generation sequencing (NGS) technologies.

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