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April 27, 2017

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April 27, 2017

Apr. 13, 2017 — Nematodes are a huge threat to agriculture since they parasitize important crops such as wheat, soybean, and banana; but plants can defend themselves. Researchers have identified a protein that ... read more

New Lettuce Genome Assembly Offers Clues to Success of Huge Plant Family

Apr. 12, 2017 — A treasure-trove of genetic information has been unlocked about lettuce and related plants, completing the first reported comprehensive genome assembly for lettuce and the massive Compositae plant ... read more

Apr. 10, 2017 — Researchers are piecing together the genetic mechanisms that link plant growth and stress response. In a new paper, the research group links autophagy, an important energy recycling function, with ... read more

Apr. 10, 2017 — Fungi cause important crop losses and pose a serious risk for human and animal health. A team of scientists has discovered a new component of the plant defense system against fungal infections. This ... read more

Apr. 6, 2017 — A team of economists and ecologists has developed one of the first models to assign a dollar value to the loss or gain of species in an ecosystem. This new work offers an economic argument for ... read more

Apr. 6, 2017 — The first experimental evidence to suggest that AM fungi also get lipids from the plant has now been released by researchers, providing a clue to understanding the obligate nature of AM ... read more

Apr. 5, 2017 — When it comes to their role in aquatic ecosystems, exotic water plants are generally no different than indigenous species. In fact, they can be an asset. That doesn't mean all exotic species ... read more

Apr. 4, 2017 — A multi-institutional team has proven sugarcane can be genetically engineered to produce oil in its leaves and stems for biodiesel production. Surprisingly, the modified sugarcane plants also ... read more

Two New Mechanisms for Herbicide Resistance Found in Palmer Amaranth

Apr. 4, 2017 — Palmer amaranth is a nightmare of a weed, causing yield losses up to 80 percent in severely infested soybean fields. It scoffs at farmers’ attempts at control, having evolved resistance to six ... read more

New Species Evolve Faster as Mountains Form

Apr. 3, 2017 — Mountains, like rainforests, are hotbeds of biodiversity. But scientists aren't sure why. For years, they've thought that it might be related to the new environments that arise when ... read more

Mar. 30, 2017 — Instead of turning carbon into food, many plants accidentally make a plant-toxic compound during photosynthesis that is recycled through a process called photorespiration. Researchers report the ... read more

Even Short-Duration Heat Waves Could Lead to Failure of Coffee Crops

Mar. 30, 2017 — 'Hot coffee' is not a good thing for java enthusiasts when it refers to plants beset by the high-temperature stress that this century is likely to ... read more

Mar. 29, 2017 — An important discovery surrounding plants used to feed livestock has been released by scientists. They report that plants growing in warmer conditions are tougher and have lower nutritional value to ... read more

Mar. 28, 2017 — A coordinated effort to understand plant microbiomes could boost plant health and agricultural ... read more

Mar. 28, 2017 — Developing drought tolerant corn that makes efficient use of available water will be vital to sustain the estimated 9 billion global population by 2050. In March 2014, the National Science Foundation ... read more

Mustard Seeds Without Mustard Flavor

Mar. 28, 2017 — Researchers have successfully developed a new oilseed crop that is much more resistant to heat, drought and diseases than oilseed ... read more

Basic Microbiology Research Study Unexpectedly Uncovers Practical Findings for Growers

Mar. 27, 2017 — Researchers initially set out to describe the microbiology of rye cover crop roots and how they changed over time in a field setting. Among the many microorganisms detected, they found several poorly ... read more

Mar. 27, 2017 — A new strain of rice that flowers within a certain period of time after being sprayed with commercial chemicals commonly used to protect rice from fungal diseases is now available, say scientists. ... read more

Mar. 27, 2017 — Researchers have discovered the molecular mechanisms underlying the shoot-to-root stage of nitrogen-demand signaling in plants. The team found that genes encoding CEPD polypeptides are switched on in ... read more

Mar. 27, 2017 — Scientists have discovered a gene that allows to double the production of artemisinin in the Artemisia annua plant. The artemisinin-based combination therapy (ACT) is the standard treatment for ... read more

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