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April 30, 2016

Apr. 29, 2016 — Engineers are using nanoparticle technology in an effort to meet the ever-increasing demand for food. Their innovative technique boosts the growth of a protein-rich bean by improving the way it ... read more

Crop Advances Grow With Protection, Study Suggests

Apr. 27, 2016 — A team of researchers examined the impact of intellectual property protection in a new study. They found intellectual property protection benefits both plant breeders and ... read more

Apr. 20, 2016 — Researchers working on the African flowering plant genus Macowania -- mostly endemic to the Drakensberg of South Africa and Lesotho, and a relative of the sunflower -- have shown that one of its ... read more

Apr. 14, 2016 — During their life, plants constantly renew themselves. They sprout new leaves in the spring and shed them in the fall. No longer needed, damaged or dead organs such as blossoms and leaves are also ... read more

Apr. 13, 2016 — Using DNA collected from corn grown by immigrant farmers in Los Angeles and Riverside, researchers have found the genetic diversity of corn in some home and community gardens in Southern California ... read more

Apr. 13, 2016 — Rising levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide have reduced protein in goldenrod pollen, a key late-season food source for North American bees, a new study ... read more

Apr. 11, 2016 — The diet in many developing countries is lacking zinc, but researchers have just solved the riddle of how to get more zinc into crop seeds. However, don't expect the zinc rich grain and rice to ... read more

Apr. 8, 2016 — Plants share their carbohydrates with arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi that colonize their roots and, in exchange, these fungi provide their hosts with nitrogen and phosphorous. By exploiting this ... read more

Apr. 8, 2016 — Plant biologists have pinpointed the area of genomes within nitrogen-fixing bacteria in roots, called rhizobia, that's being altered when the plant they serve is exposed to nitrogen ... read more

Apr. 8, 2016 — New research reveals how a plant used in traditional Chinese medicine produces compounds which may help to treat cancer and liver ... read more

Apr. 7, 2016 — Herbicide-resistant weeds are becoming increasingly common in agricultural landscapes. Existing methods for confirming herbicide resistance require knowledge of the genes responsible for target-site ... read more

New Methods to Study 'Genetic Invasion' Detect the Escape of Crop Genomes Into the Wild

Apr. 5, 2016 — Agricultural practices create opportunities for crop DNA to invade wild plant gene pools. This allelic introgression concerns conservationists because the resulting changes in genetic diversity can ... read more

Apr. 5, 2016 — Urban gardeners have the potential to contribute to ecosystem services by growing a diverse array of plants that could benefit wildlife. In Chicago, African American, Chinese-origin, and ... read more

Apr. 5, 2016 — An innovative project is using woodland creation and maps from 1840 to the present day to assess the impact of past land use change on current biodiversity. Initial findings outline how British ... read more

Using Computer Analysis, Researcher Seeks to Heal Vegetables Affected by Harmful Fungi

Apr. 5, 2016 — Crops such as cucumber, watermelon, squash and cantaloupe are affected by the fungi Pseudoperonospora humuli and Pseudoperonospora cubensis, both which produce the downy mildew disease. In response, ... read more

Biotech Breakthrough: Sunlight Can Be Used to Produce Chemicals and Energy

Apr. 4, 2016 — A natural process that researchers describe as reverse photosynthesis has been discovered. In the process, the energy in solar rays breaks down, rather than builds plant material, as is the case with ... read more

Feeding the World: Uncovering a Key Regulator of Flower Head Development in Rice

Apr. 1, 2016 — Discovering how rice flower structures develop in response to environmental cues will help breeders increase the productivity of this crucial food crop. In a groundbreaking study, scientists ... read more

Mar. 31, 2016 — A new study analyzes cloud cover around the world over 15 years. It finds that variations in cloud cover can help researchers predict where different species live -- information that could aid ... read more

Biofuel Producers With Poor Soil Should Consider Prairie Cordgrass

Mar. 31, 2016 — Most prime agricultural land is used to produce food crops, leaving biofuel producers to establish crops on marginal land. The soil on marginal land is often salty, making crop production difficult. ... read more

New Plant: Microorganism Symbiosis Discovered

Mar. 31, 2016 — Researchers have discovered a symbiotic association between an endophytic fungus and the plant Arabidopsis thaliana, which could lead to a more sustainable ... read more

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