Gene Identified to Help Develop Plants to Fight Climate Change

Hidden underground networks of plant roots snake through the earth foraging for nutrients and water, similar to a worm searching for food. Yet, the genetic and molecular...

Researchers Develop New Modular Vaccination Kit

Simple, fast and flexible: It could become significantly easier to vaccinate plants against viruses in future. Scientists at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU), the Leibniz Institute of...

Discovery of a Bottleneck Relief in Photosynthesis May Have a Major Impact

Scientists have found how to relieve a bottleneck in the process by which plants transform sunlight into food, which may lead to an increase in crop production....

Sticky Proteins Regulate When and Where Plants Grow

Depending on the temperature, a plant may synthesize the hormone auxin. Depending on the pathogens present, a plant may synthesize auxin. Depending on the available nutrients, water,...

Discovery Could Pave the Way for Disease-Resistant Rice Crops

Researchers have uncovered an unusual protein activity in rice that can be exploited to give crops an edge in the evolutionary arms race against rice blast disease,...

UC Davis Partners with DEA-Approved Company to Conduct Cannabis Research

Researchers at the University of California, Davis, (UC Davis) have partnered with a federally compliant pharmaceutical company to analyze the chemical and biological profiles of cannabis for...

Cornell to House Nation’s First Industrial Hemp Seed Bank

Cornell University will house the nation’s only industrial hemp germplasm repository – a seed bank – co-located at Cornell AgriTech in Geneva, New York.

Biologists Pioneer First Method to Decode Gene Expression

Given the recent remarkable advancements in genetics, it's easy to assume that 21st-century scientists have at their disposal a clear, quick way to run a genomic sequence...

New Technology for Protein Complex Discovery Holds Promise for Biotechnology and Crop Improvement

Living cells survive and adapt by forming stable protein complexes that allow them to modulate protein activity, do mechanical work and convert signals into predictable responses, but...

Can We Feed the World Without Destroying the Planet?

The ‘World Resources Report: Creating a Sustainable Food Future’ shows that it is possible. There is no silver bullet – but technology can play an important role.
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Tariffs Lead to Creative Supply Chains

Where there's a will to peddle soybeans in the global marketplace, there's a way, even if a trade war creates roadblocks. In the recent...

Kansas State Researchers to Track Water Movement in Plant Stems

A team of Kansas State University researchers has been given the green light to explore how water moves through plant stems, an idea that could greatly improve...

Clemson Researchers Working To Develop Drought-Tolerant Soybeans

Sweltering temperatures and low-moisture conditions can have a large impact on South Carolina soybeans, causing farmers to turn away from one of the state’s highest-yielding crops.

Genes that First Enabled Plants to Grow Leaves Identified By Scientists

The genes that first enabled plants to grow shoots and conquer the land have been identified by University of Bristol researchers. The findings, published in Current Biology, explain...

Greening Devastates the Citrus Industry But New Research Offers a Solution

Citrus Huanglongbing (HLB), also known as greening, is one of the most serious citrus plant diseases in the world. Infected trees produce bitter fruits that are green,...
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Scientists Crack the Code to Improve Stress Tolerance in Plants

In any eukaryotic organism, the DNA in a cell exists not as a loose strand, but as a highly condensed complex that consists of DNA and other...

A Scientific Approach to Recreate Metabolic Evolution in Plants

Plants have evolved to produce a variety of compounds that vary from species to species. These compounds play a key role for the survival strategies of plants....

Portable Tech Helps Farmers Find Plant Disease In The Field

Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed portable technology that allows farmers to identify plant diseases in the field. The handheld device, which is plugged into...

Purdue Scientists Show How Soybeans May Get More Nitrogen from Atmosphere

Plant breeders could theoretically increase soybean crop yields if they could control the number of nodules on plant roots since they are responsible for fixing atmospheric nitrogen....

Putting the Brakes on Lateral Root Development

There’s no organ system in the body that does as much for humans as roots do for plants. Part anchor and part mouth, a plant’s root system...