Laser microdissected maize leaf gene networks published

An exciting new collaborative paper between Cornell University, UC Berkeley, University of Wyoming, and OSU has just been published by the Leiboff Lab. The team used a technique called laser capture microdissection, where a computer-guided UV laser cuts out and collects groups of cells from young leaf tissue, to understand genetic programs that organize different parts of a developing leaf. 

Analyzing RNA sequences from these tissues with machine learning and network biology techniques, Leiboff and co-authors identified new groups of genes involved in making the maize leaf, candidates for improving field photosynthesis.

Find the paper published in New Phytologist here: