Alert - MSU responds to novel coronavirus pandemic
MSU is taking several steps to ensure the health of our community: All classes will continue virtually for the rest of the semester; Students are strongly encouraged to return home, and employees must work remotely when possible. Employees working on campus will be asked health screening questions; MSU Health Care is now offering drive-through testing for COVID-19 to the campus community and general public. Read More
Secretory and glandular trichomes (SGTs) are found on the surfaces of above ground plant tissues of approximately one third of all vascular plant species. Humans are familiar with these structures because they contain the essential oils that give cooking herbs their distinctive smell and taste. In addition to making foods taste better, these uni- and multi-cellular appendages are proposed to play a critical role in plant protection against various environmental stresses including herbivore attack, pathogen infection, extreme temperature, and excessive light.