plants http://michiganradio.org en Invasive plant species are threatening the Great Lakes http://michiganradio.org/post/invasive-plant-species-are-threatening-great-lakes <p>We have had many conversations on Stateside about invasive species, usually the type with scales and gills, such as Asian carp.</p><p>Today, we focus on invasive species with chlorophyll. Yes, non-native plants that are invading ecosystems in the Great Lakes.</p><p>Jo Latimore is an outreach specialist with the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife at Michigan State University, and she joined us today in the studio.</p><p><em>Listen to the full interview above.</em></p><p> Mon, 29 Jul 2013 21:29:05 +0000 Stateside Staff 13737 at http://michiganradio.org Invasive plant species are threatening the Great Lakes MSU study celebrates marriage of algae gene to a weed http://michiganradio.org/post/msu-study-celebrates-marriage-algae-gene-weed <p>Michigan State University researchers are celebrating the marriage of a weed and an algae gene -- and its value as a potential biofuel.&nbsp;</p><p>The team found that adding an algae gene to mustard weed caused the plant to store oil in its leaves, and the technique could be used to get more energy out of plants grown for bio-fuel. Tue, 26 Feb 2013 21:25:10 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 11430 at http://michiganradio.org MSU study celebrates marriage of algae gene to a weed The Kudzu of the North http://michiganradio.org/post/kudzu-north <p>If you&#39;ve ever lived in the south, you know kudzu. It&#39;s an invasive plant that grows like crazy. Covers highway signs and telephone poles and anything that doesn&#39;t run fast enough.</p><p>There&#39;s a plant in Michigan that&#39;s getting a little crazy too. It&#39;s not kudzu-crazy yet, but experts say we need to get a handle on it.<br /><br /> It has a memorable name: dog-strangling vine.</p> Tue, 19 Oct 2010 14:30:32 +0000 166 at http://michiganradio.org The Kudzu of the North