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May 3, 2016

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

The Ecological Role of Fruit Aroma

Apr. 12, 2016 — Fruits are a highly valuable source of food. They are packed with tasty and healthy nutrients and are often characterized by alluring colorful displays and an attractive aroma. Yet it is still ... 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

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

Industrial Scale Plant Breeding to Develop Sustainable Varieties of Wheat

Mar. 31, 2016 — Take the wild and distant relatives of bread wheat, transfer any agronomically important traits you can find into modern varieties of wheat and distribute the newly created germplasm worldwide for ... 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

Mar. 28, 2016 — This study of lettuce and Arabidopsis shows for the first time that a gene known to direct the depth of seed dormancy and the timing of germination also influences flowering. The findings also ... read more

Mar. 24, 2016 — Researchers have discovered a way to enhance a plant's tolerance to stress, which in turn improves how it uses water and nutrients from the soil. These improvements increase plant biomass and ... read more

Mar. 21, 2016 — A changing climate is altering the ability of Rocky Mountain forests to recover from wildfire, according to a new study. When warm, dry conditions lead to drought in the years following fires, it ... read more

Mar. 21, 2016 — Colorful, low-intensity grasslands do not only look attractive, but also offer valuable habitat for many plants and animals. Yet they have become rare in many places. To create more environments that ... read more

Plant-Based Alternative Protein Options Emerge from the Sea

Mar. 17, 2016 — When one hears the term “alternative protein source” tofu, tempeh and seitan are what typically come to mind. Researchers discuss three lesser known, but just as nutritious and palatable ... read more

Mar. 16, 2016 — Researchers recently released 40 varieties of early-flowering sorghum bred for use in cooler, more temperate areas. These early-flowering varieties of sorghum are critical for the spread of the crop ... read more

Mar. 16, 2016 — New research suggests that Gleditsia triacanthos (honey locust) distribution in the Southern Appalachian region is more strongly patterned by Native American settlements dating back centuries than by ... read more

Mar. 16, 2016 — Botanists developed a tissue culture method to multiply woodland agrimony, a rare, threatened plant in New York state. After researchers generated more than 1000 plants from 35 originals, colleagues ... read more

Mar. 10, 2016 — New research is unraveling the unknown receptors and mechanism for fertilization in plants. Pollen tubes are attracted by LURE peptides, which are produced from ovules, to bring about fertilization. ... read more

Mar. 9, 2016 — Common blight is a devastating bacterial disease. It greatly reduces the yield and quality of bean crops across the world. Conventional breeding techniques can be used to generate cultivars of common ... read more

Mar. 7, 2016 — A computer program that learns and can categorize leaves into large evolutionary categories such as plant families will lead to greatly improved fossil identification and a better understanding of ... read more

Mar. 3, 2016 — Size should be a big thing when it comes to seed bugs mating, but it only matters when more than one mating partner is around to choose from. That is what researchers found when investigating the ... read more

Eco-Friendly Food Packaging Material Doubles Shelf-Life of Food Products

Feb. 23, 2016 — Natural chitosan-based film enhanced with anti-bacterial and antiviral properties of grapefruit seed extract improves food safety and ... read more

Researchers Trace Peanut Crop Back to Its Bolivian Roots

Feb. 22, 2016 — A wild plant from Bolivia is a 'living relic' of the prehistoric origins of the cultivated peanut species, a team of researchers reports. The peanut that is grown by farmers today is the ... read more

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