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Monday 29 June, 2015

Plants Reprogrammed To Survive Droughts

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Crops and other plants are constantly faced with adverse environmental conditions, such as rising temperatures and lessening fresh water supplies  More...

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By BioNews On Tuesday, January 20th, 2015
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New maps offer clearer view of global agriculture

To know precisely where agricultural land is located for regional and global food security planning, two new maps offer a clearer view of global agriculture.  More...

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By BioNews On Sunday, January 4th, 2015
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‘Redesigned’ plants to improve biofuel production

Opening up opportunities to “redesign plants” for efficient biofuel production  More...

In a new study done in plants, University of Pennsylvania biologists give a global view of the patterns that can affect the various RNA regulatory processes that occur before these molecules move into the cytoplasm, where they are translated into the proteins that make up a living organism. Image Credit: University of Pennsylvania
By BioNews On Saturday, January 3rd, 2015
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Scientists identify patterns of RNA regulation in the nuclei of plants

When the human genome was first sequenced, experts predicted they would find about 100,000 genes.  More...

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By BioNews On Friday, January 2nd, 2015
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Chinese biologists discover molecule behind bamboo flowering cycle

A team of Chinese biologists has discovered the molecule responsible for the coordination of the different genes involved in the mass flowering cycles of bamboo, a key food for panda bears. The research could help More...

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By BioNews On Monday, December 29th, 2014
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GreenPHABLET to save crops, raise farm incomes in developing world

The International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) today launched the “GreenPHABLET powered by  More...

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By BioNews On Wednesday, December 24th, 2014
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Ants left-favouring, but no ideology here!

Ants favour turning to the left rather than the other way round — but the propensity is more anatomical than ideological,  More...

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By BioNews On Monday, December 22nd, 2014
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Coffee beans: sex haven for tiny beetles

According to researchers from the University of Sao Paulo in Brazil, tiny beetles, which are native to Africa, indulge in  More...

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By BioNews On Sunday, December 21st, 2014
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A carnivorous plant that is turning vegetarian

If you think that only humans are turning vegetarian, here is a new study that has found  More...

By BioNews On Friday, July 11th, 2014
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How spider toxin can protect crops from insects

In a discovery that offers new ways to protect crops from insects, researchers have found that insecticides can be designed to target specific pests without harming beneficial species like bees  More...