A scientist from the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center has teamed up with a prominent research facility in California to launch a project designed to determine how one of the most-widely grown cereal crops can be used to mitigate climate change.

Nadia Shakoor, principal investigator and senior research scientist at the Danforth Center in Creve Coeur, is partnering with the La Jolla, California-based Salk Institute for Biological Studies on the five-year, $6.2 million project. It involves the researchers studying how sorghum plants can reverse the adverse impacts of climate change by capturing atmospheric carbon and storing it in the ground. Through their work, researchers said there will “multiple iterations of plant breeding and genetic analysis” of the crop. READ MORE