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Genomics and Gene Editing

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Jiming Jiang & David Douches

Discovery led by MSU researchers can reduce harmful chemicals produced in fried potatoes

Release Date: 02/21/2024

In a breakthrough for the snack food industry, a team of scientists led by Michigan State University professors Jiming Jiang and David Douches has discovered a key mechanism behind the darkening and potential health concerns associated with cold-stored potatoes.

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Our lab studies differential gene expression and regulation induced by environmental stresses in plants. We also have an interest in epigenetic mechanisms associated with plant centromere function and epigenomics of potato and other crop species. We constantly work on using cutting-edge technology to not only advance our understanding of regulatory mechanisms but also focus on real-world applications.