Plant Sciences
Tuesday 21 April, 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 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 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 Wednesday, July 9th, 2014
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Two-inch-long hedgehog species identified!

From its roughly 52-million-year-old fossil remains, researchers have identified a two-inch-long hedgehog species  More...

By BioNews On Thursday, June 19th, 2014
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Space farming to help humans colonise other planets?

Even if humans settle down in other planets in future, will they have a sustained food supply, considering the huge cost of transporting food from earth  More...

By BioNews On Thursday, June 19th, 2014
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Indian plant scientist Sanjaya Rajaram wins World Food Prize

Eminent Indian plant scientist, Dr. Sanjaya Rajaram, has been named winner of the 2014 World Food Prize in recognition of his outstanding work in the improvement of wheat crop  More...

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By BioNews On Friday, June 13th, 2014
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How plants can produce species without sex

Plants can transfer their entire genetic material to a partner in an asexual manner, research reveals  More...

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By BioNews On Monday, April 15th, 2013
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Getting to the root of horseradish root problems

Approximately 55 percent of the horseradish produced in the United States is grown in the Collinsville  More...