New Technique Yields Never-Before-Seen Information Critical to biofuels Research
by Laura Millsaps (DOE Pulse) Pioneering mass spectrometry methods developed at DOE’s Ames Laboratory are helping plant biologists get their first glimpses of never-before-seen plant tissue structures.
The new method opens up new realms of study, ones that might have long-ranging implications for biofuels research and crop genetics.
The laboratory’s team of researchers has developed a new more highly sensitive mass spectrometry technique to investigate metabolites, the small molecules that are the building blocks for plant biological processes.
…The Ames Lab research team believes the technology will be a key to thoroughly understanding plant biosynthesis, and in turn alternative energy production. READ MORE