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April 25, 2015

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April 25, 2015

Apr. 21, 2015 — Sweet potatoes from all over the world naturally contain genes from the bacterium Agrobacterium, researchers report. Sweet potato is one of the most important food crops for human consumption in the ... read more

Apr. 20, 2015 — The kwongan is a type of bushland that is only found in South-West Australia and is exceptionally rich in terms of biodiversity, despite existing on some of the most infertile soils in the world. Its ... read more

Apr. 16, 2015 — Scientists have discovered a way to make trees grow bigger and faster, which could increase supplies of renewable resources and help trees cope with the effects of climate ... read more

Discovery of New Plant Switch Could Boost Crops, Biofuel Production

Apr. 15, 2015 — Photosynthesis stores energy in two forms that are used to power plants' metabolism. The amount of energy flowing into each of these must be perfectly balanced to match the needs of plants' ... read more

Apr. 15, 2015 — Scientists have demonstrated in field experiments that it is sufficient to alter the expression of certain defense genes in individual plants to protect the whole population and to alter the ... read more

Optimal Substrate Moisture Content Determined for High-Quality Bedding Plants

Apr. 15, 2015 — Scientists determined if irrigation at lower, constant substrate moisture content (SMC) during greenhouse production could acclimate plants for reduced shrinkage during shelf life while conserving ... read more

Model Captures How Nitrogen Limitation Affects Hydrological Processes

Apr. 14, 2015 — Rising carbon dioxide levels in the air act as a fertilizer for plants, altering how they use water and interact with the climate. However, an insufficient supply of nitrogen can limit the growth. ... read more

Bacterial Raincoat Discovery Paves Way to Better Crop Protection

Apr. 13, 2015 — Fresh insights into how bacteria protect themselves -- by forming a waterproof raincoat -- could help develop improved products to protect plants from disease. Researchers have discovered how ... read more

Apr. 13, 2015 — Researchers will genetically modify tobacco plants to produce enzymes that can break down biomass from forest raw materials. This may lead to a more effective, economic and sustainable production of ... read more

Apr. 10, 2015 — An international team of researchers tracked nitrogen as soil bacteria pulled it from the air and released it as plant-friendly ammonium. This process—called biological nitrogen ... read more

Plant Cell Structure Discovery Could Lead to Improved Renewable Materials

Apr. 10, 2015 — Major steps forward in the use of plants for renewable materials, energy and for building construction could soon arise, thanks to a key advance in understanding the structure of wood. The step ... read more

Apr. 9, 2015 — Evidence of the new mastrevirus, tentatively named switchgrass mosaic-associated virus 1, has been discovered by researchers. Other members of the mastrevirus genus, a group of DNA viruses, are known ... read more

Apr. 8, 2015 — Oakblue butterflies may use a variety of chemical strategies to deceive ants and avoid their ... read more

Apr. 8, 2015 — Passive smoking isn't only something that people have to cope with, but plants too. This is because some plants are actually able to take up nicotine from cigarette smoke, while others that grow ... read more

Producing Rubber from Lettuce

Apr. 6, 2015 — Prickly lettuce, a common weed that has long vexed farmers, has potential as a new cash crop providing raw material for rubber production, according to scientists. These findings open the way for ... read more

Regulating Poinsettia's Height

Apr. 6, 2015 — A study determined whether a range of plant height can be achieved using controlled water deficit, and investigated possible adverse effects of WD on ornamental qualities of poinsettia. Results ... read more

Apr. 6, 2015 — Introduced plants make up roughly half the diet of two subspecies of endangered tortoise, field research in the Galapagos reveals. Tortoises seem to prefer non-native to native plants and the plants ... read more

Rice Can Borrow Stronger Immunity from Other Plant Species, Study Shows

Apr. 3, 2015 — Rice, one of the world's main staple foods, can boost its built-in immunity against invading disease-causing microbes when immune receptor genes are transferred via genetic engineering from a ... read more

Through the Grapevine: Molecular Mechanisms Behind Pinot Berry Color Variation

Apr. 2, 2015 — Variations in the color of grapevine berries within the Pinot family result from naturally-occurring genetic mutations that selectively shut down the genes responsible for the synthesis of red ... read more

Simplifying SNP Discovery in the Cotton Genome

Apr. 1, 2015 — Researchers have developed a strategy that simplifies the discovery of useful single-nucleotide polymorphisms within the complex cotton genome. This method will be useful for marker-assisted ... read more

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