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Rita Gollihur

Rita Gollihur

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Scientic Report 2007
3D Glasses Inside
A leaf infected withcucumber necrosis virus.A cutaway of thecucumber necrosis virus.
 
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Scientists at the Danorth Center are interested in how plants ghtdisease. Dr. Tom Smith is studying
the structure and unction o severalanimal and plant viruses such as cucumber mosaic virus, cucumbernecrosis virus, and murine norovirus.
 The stereo image on the right shows a cutaway view o the structure ocucumber necrosis virus (CNV). This image was produced using sampleso the virus rozen in liquid nitrogen and computer programs combinedthousands o images to reconstruct the three-dimensional structure o theintact virus. There are three layers in this virus; the outer protein shell,ollowed by a shell o the viral RNA genome, and then an internal proteincore. For clarity, the RNA layer has been removed to show the innerprotein core in the virus.On the bottom let is an example o a cucumber lea inected with CNV.Image provided by Dr. D’Ann Rochon, Research Scientist, Pacic Agri-Food Research Centre, British Columbia.
The Donald Danorth Plant Science Center is anot-or-proft research institute with a global vision toimprove the human condition. Research at theDanorth Center will enhance the nutritional contento plants to improve human health, increaseagricultural production to create a sustainableood supply, and provide the scientifc ideasand technologies that will contribute to theeconomic growth o the St. Louis regionand o the State o Missouri.
 
Table of Contents
2007 Scientifc Report
 
The Donald Danorth Plant Science Center
1
Chairman’s Letter
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Board o Trustees ..........................................................................................................................................................2President’s Letter ..........................................................................................................................................................3Science Advisory Board ..............................................................................................................................................3Introduction To Principal Investigators ....................................................................................................................4Principal Investigators
W. Brad Barbazuk ..........................................................................................................................................................
7Roger Beachy .................................................................................................................................................8Domain Member: Tahzeeba Hossain ..........................................................................................26Domain Member: Shunhong Dai ................................................................................................26Edgar Cahoon ................................................................................................................................................9Claude Fauquet ...........................................................................................................................................10Eliot Herman ................................................................................................................................................11Jan Jaworski ..................................................................................................................................................12Joseph Jez ......................................................................................................................................................13Toni Kutchan ................................................................................................................................................14Mark Running ..............................................................................................................................................15Daniel Schachtman ......................................................................................................................................16Domain Member: Ryoung Shin ...................................................................................................26Dilip M. Shah ...............................................................................................................................................17Thomas Smith ..............................................................................................................................................18Christopher Taylor ......................................................................................................................................19 
Nigel Taylor ..................................................................................................................................................................20
Xuemin (Sam) Wang ...................................................................................................................................21Terry Woodord-Thomas ............................................................................................................................22Yiji Xia ..........................................................................................................................................................23Liming Xiong ...............................................................................................................................................24Oliver Yu .......................................................................................................................................................25Scientic Shared Facility Managers
R. Howard Berg ............................................................................................................................................................27Edward Fischer ............................................................................................................................................................
28
Leslie Hicks ...................................................................................................................................................................29Kevin Lutke ..................................................................................................................................................................
30
International ProgramsSharon Berberich ..........................................................................................................................................................31Society O Fellows ........................................................................................................................................................................
32Undergraduate Research Intern Program ..............................................................................................................33Seminar Speaker Series .............................................................................................................................................34

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