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The gene of autumn colours

Researchers have found Mendel's Stay-Green gene encodes an enzyme that extracts magnesium from chlorophyll, adding clarity to understanding how the pigment degrades.

dateOct 25, 2016 in Biotechnology
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How plants time their flowering

The onset of flowering is a central event in the life cycle of a plant and ensures reproduction. From an agricultural perspective, it is important that flowering takes place at the right time to optimise harvests. Professor ...

dateOct 24, 2016 in Biotechnology
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