Predators delay pest resistance to Bt crops
Crops genetically modified with the bacterium Bt (Bacillus thuringiensis) produce proteins that kill pest insects. Steady exposure has prompted concern that pests will develop resistance to these proteins, making Bt plants ...
Image anomalies cast shadow on acid-bath stem-cell study
Horses set to gain health benefits from stem cell advance
Horses suffering from neurological conditions similar to those that affect humans could be helped by a breakthrough from stem cell scientists.
Human hybrids: a closer look at the theory and evidence
Government's Sea Lion move leaves risk to the species
A University of Otago zoology expert has welcomed the Government's launch of a threat management plan to try and ensure the threatened New Zealand Sea Lion's survival.
Virtual bees help to unravel complex causes of colony decline
Scientists have created an ingenious computer model that simulates a honey bee colony over the course of several years.
Hot on the trail of cellular metabolism: Researchers unravel the function of cell proteins
Cells have a metabolism that can be altered according to its function. If cellular metabolism is disturbed, it can lead to disease of the entire organism. Researchers at the Vetmeduni Vienna discovered that ...
System-wide analyses have underestimated the importance of transcription in animals
Over the last ten years, a number of studies have suggested that, in animal cells, translation and protein turnover play a larger role in determining the different levels at which proteins are expressed than transcription. ...
New study shows OPR protein function is important for efficient photosynthesis
Green algae and higher plants both harbor specialized cell organelles – the chloroplasts – in which photosynthesis takes place. This process allows these organisms to utilize energy from sunlight to power ...
Targeted strategies improve efficacy of enzymes to convert biomass to biofuels
Biological material derived from plants represents a promising source for renewable and sustainable biofuel production, but there is a lack of cost-effective and efficient enzymes for converting plant-derived ...
Researcher identifies genes critical to a plant's response to mildew attack
It looks harmless enough – a light dusting like baby powder sprinkled on the leaves. But as rose lovers know, powdery mildew can attack new buds and shoots, stunt growth and distort plant development.
New tool to unlock genetics of grape-growing
University of Adelaide researchers have developed a new web-based tool to help unlock the complex genetics and biological processes behind grapevine development.
Researchers identify flavor compounds in strawberries
(Phys.org) —University of Florida scientists believe they have pinpointed the exact compounds in strawberries that give the fruit its delightfully unique flavor – findings that will allow UF breeders to create more flavorful ...